• John McDaniel, Midway Correspondent

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There’s lots of stuff happening this month. The Midway Woman’s Club has invited the public to join them to listen to Loren Taylor, avian biologist for the Nongame Branch of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort. Her topic for the evening will be “The Bald Eagle and the Peregrine Falcon in Kentucky,” and their road to recovery from the endangered species list. For an interesting and educational evening, make some time for this Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Club House, which is located on 230 S. Gratz Street in Midway. Refreshments will be served, and the meeting is open to the public. ••• Once again, it is time for Midway’s Chocolate Stroll. Come to downtown Midway this Saturday and celebrate an early Valentines’ Day while binging on chocolate. Begin your chocolate stroll down historic Main Street where each business will have a chocolate treat for you to enjoy as well as fantastic Valentine’s Day specials. Before you start, pick up your free ticket at Historic Midway Museum Store. Have your ticket stamped inside 10 business locations and then drop it in the raffle, enjoying chocolate at each stop. The prize will be comprised of items from all the Chocolate Stroll business participants. Stores will open at 10 a.m. and the official strolling time will end at 5 p.m. ••• It has been brought to my attention that the Woodford County High School boys’ basketball team will be wearing Midway Bluejays basketball uniforms at the non-conference game with Henry Clay this Saturday, Feb. 11. Game time will be at 7:30 p.m. The uniforms will be honoring the 1937 Midway High School basketball team that won the Kentucky High School State Basketball Championship. ••• On Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Midway author Bill Penn will be at the Midway branch library to discuss his new book, “Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County.” Be sure to call the library at 846-4014 to sign up. ••• When I was growing up in Midway, one of my favorite things to do was participate in the Cub Scouts. I loved my scout uniform, participating in different projects to earn my next badge so mom could sew it on to my uniform, and do fun stuff with friends that I had made after I had joined. The opportunity to participate in scouting in Midway still exists today. The Midway Christian Church holds the charter for Cub Scout Pack 4 and serves grades 1 through 5. The group meets on the first three Tuesday evenings of the month at 7 p.m. in the basement Fellowship Hall (entrance on Gratz Street). The mission of the Scouting program is to highlight programs for character development, citizenship training, mental and physical fitness. Craig Buchannan serves as Scout Master and Amie Blandford, John Clark, Doniella Fields and Ken Glass are Den Leaders. Mary Sayre is the Charter Representative. Contact the church office at 846 4102 for more information. ••• It has been brought to my attention that I have upset several of the readers of my column in The Woodford Sun. Last week, I described a historical event that occurred in Midway during the Civil War where Confederate soldiers were shot and buried in shallow graves where they fell. I wrote “After three days in their shallow graves the pigs (real pigs not police officers) began rooting around the grave sites.” I want to apologize to those who took offense to my comment regarding police officers. I did not intend to demean anyone in law enforcement. Those people who know me also know that I have nothing but the greatest respect for police officers and the law enforcement profession. My mother’s father was the town marshal and Midway’s first police chief, serving Midway for 38 years. My father served as Midway’s police chief for almost 37 years. I have several cousins who served in law enforcement in other states. As for myself, I served on the Midway Police Department, Woodford County Police Department, and as a corrections officer in Lexington for over 12 years.

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