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Greetings From Nevada

Last weekend was busy, but also amazing! We had our home football game on Thursday night instead of Friday. There was a Jewish holiday that weekend, and the schools in Vegas don’t participate in sports that weekend. So, we had Thursday night lights instead of Friday. Which actually worked out pretty perfect for us.

Analise did an amazing job dancing as usual. I love watching her dance. She has so much sass and spirit when she dances. It is really hard to take your eyes off of her. And that isn’t just me being biased. So many people tell me the same thing.

Friday, I worked in Vegas. Actually, it was less work work and more, help a friend set up for his mother-in-law’s 80th birthday party, but I won’t complain. Although, I will say I’m glad I skipped the gym that morning, as dragging multiple stacks of chairs from one end of the room to another had my quads burning!

Friday afternoon, Ben, Isaiah and I headed out to Flagstaff, Arizona. Analise couldn’t join as she had a dance practice that Saturday that was mandatory. Antonio was about an hour ahead of us with the team van.

Saturday morning, Antonio and team had a race. They travel to Flagstaff usually once a year to practice running at a higher elevation. That is even more important for years where State is in Northern Nevada, as they are at a much higher elevation than Southern Nevada and our kids aren’t quite used to the difference when it comes to breathing through a race.

He ran very well! I was super proud of him. After the race, we followed the team and headed to the Grand Canyon. Of the five us, only Antonio had ever been, and that was just last year when the team went. We weren’t able to go watch that race last year. The Grand Canyon was amazing!! It’s not surprising it is one of the seven wonders of the world. I could stare out at it’s beauty for hours.

I will share one funny story. Isaiah is a bit afraid of heights. So, when we were near the areas that don’t have a rail up, he was a little nervous. I told him not to worry because I was holding his hand and I would protect him. He said, “Okay, but if you’re going to fall you better let go!” Hahaha. I guess he didn’t want me to take him down with me if I fell. We all got a pretty good laugh at that one.

Driving home felt like it took forever, but it really wasn’t too terrible. But after our full day of adventure and then riding home, we were all ready for a lazy Sunday. I still did laundry and cooked dinner, and poor Ben had to go into work for a while, but overall, it wasn’t too bad.

Until next week, make it a great one.


For Your Pets

My boots have blood on them.

    They have had blood splatter since about six days after I bought them. I did a splenectomy on a large dog and got some splatters on my right boot. Small animal veterinarians are often called upon to perform life-saving procedures, from emergency surgeries to critical care interventions. These procedures can be messy, and blood is an inevitable part of the process. Whether it’s stabilizing a trauma patient or performing a life-saving operation, the presence of blood on our boots signifies our commitment to reserving the lives of our animal companions.

 It was okay, I sprayed peroxide on them to clean them.

    The only reason it probably took me six days is because I was in New Mexico with my Coast Guard Academy classmates for the first few days that I had the new boots. They were broken in by hiking Bandelier National Monument and climbing up the ladders to the cliff dwellings of old.

    To be honest, they make surgical shoe covers and I could have gotten some, but they take time (there is never enough) and my boots seem farther away than they used to. These are good boots, I paid a lot for them.  They are supportive, padded for comfort and totally waterproof.

    Over the past six months of my new boots, I have gotten a few new splatters of blood. Some have come from quail that are harvested for the raptor rehab and falconry birds. Every few weeks, Mike and I meet and make quail into freezer packs to make feeding easier. The blood is supposed to stay in the quail but quail do the same thing that chickens do when their necks are broken. This means more spots on my new boots.

    Then there was the blood transfusion that the bottle broke. Even though it was almost finished, it was a mess. Lots of water rinsed most of the stain off.

    Some weekends, I stand shifts at the Animal ER, because someone needs to.  This is usually good for a few extra spots on my boots.  Last month,  projectile bloody vomit from the toxicity dog surprisingly only added an extra spot although the smell lasted longer than the dog did. I scrubbed that boot with soap and water.

    Blood on my boots is a visible reminder of the compassion and empathy we extend to our patients and their owners. Every day, we encounter pets in pain or distress, and our willingness to get “in the trenches” to provide care speaks volumes about our dedication to the well-being of animals. Our empathy is what motivates us to push through challenging moments and do everything in our power to make our patients comfortable and healthy.

    Small animal veterinarians are experts in diagnostics, treatment, and surgery. Our willingness to get our hands dirty, quite literally,shows that we’re not afraid to tackle difficult cases or perform intricate procedures. It’s a testament to our knowledge and skills, honed through years of education and experience, that enables us to provide the best care possible.

    My AI said that when pet owners see blood on the vet’s boots, it often reassures them that we’ve done everything we can to help their beloved animals. It signifies our commitment to transparency and our willingness to go the extra mile. This level of trust between veterinarians and pet owners is crucial for effective communication and collaboration in the care of their pets. I personally think, most don’t want to know what goes into our jobs.

    It’s not always blood.  I’m usually rather good at avoiding poop splatter, but dogs like me and it is not uncommon for a puppy to whiz on me with happy pee.  Occasionally a dog will mark me as their own.  It’s all part of the job.

    It’s not all work, my new falcon baby, Jean Luc, may have contributed a few spots when my boots move in close to his lure. I spin the lure and make him work for it by flying after it.  When he catches the lure, I walk up to him. This proves that I will not take his food and he is welcome to it.  He stands next to my boots and my hand and gleefully rips and tears the quail tidbits and adds a few splatters to my boots. I wiped them off in the grass

    You might think otherwise, but drool is my least favorite. Of course, the Saint Bernard drool in long thick strands, doesn’t stay on just my boots. It is usually also on my face and in my hair.

    The most recent blood splatter got both boots.  A very large dog had nine pups in a uterus that ruptured three times while I was getting them out. The uterus started to tear while it was still in the abdomen. 

There is too much nastiness inside a pregnant uterus with dead puppies to release into the belly, so I pulled the whole thing over the incision to flow out onto the floor.  And my boots.  All over my boots.  I was able to save six puppies, but ultimately Rhine was euthanized post op.

This bothers me still.  I don’t know the owners other than a brief meeting and later post op call.  But their beautiful, loved dog died.

    Working in small animal medicine can be emotionally challenging. We form deep bonds with our patients and their owners, and we often share in their joy and sorrow. Blood on our boots reminds us of the emotional toll of our profession and the sacrifices we make to ensure the health and happiness of our patients. This time, I’m not quite ready to clean my boots.  I need some time for Rhine.

    My boots have blood on them.

At Home with Lora

You may hear this phrase over and over these days: “I’m hungry.” Many times, this phrase means your kid wants a snack. Snacking is a good way to stave off cravings until the next meal.  If done correctly, it can even help with weight management.

Kids need to eat every three to four hours, particularly if they are going through a growth spurt. This may explain your child’s after-school cravings.  Younger children will want to snack more often because their stomachs are smaller. Younger kids should eat three meals a day and two snacks. While older children need to consume three meals a day and one snack for adequate nutrition. If they are very physically active or going through a growth spurt, older children may also need two snacks per day.

 Remember snacks are not meals and should not be served as meal replacements. Portion control is important for healthy snacking. Think of the size of snack-size storage bags compared to other sizes of storage bags. Remember, younger kid’s stomachs are smaller, so they will get full on smaller portions than older kids.

Set aside a designated “snack zone” like a kitchen counter or dining room table for your children to eat their snack. Limiting where they can snack allows you to keep an eye on how much and what they are eating as well as helps you avoid finding crumbs and half-eaten food throughout your house. Do not let them snack while watching television, as this encourages mindless eating.

Have healthy snack options readily available for your children. To help with busy weeks, you can portion out fruits, vegetables, nuts, raisins and other healthy foods in snack-size bags during the weekend. Place healthy snacks at your child’s eye level in the refrigerator where they can easily see them.  Keep fresh fruit like bananas, apples, peaches and mandarin oranges visible on your counter. Placing these foods where children can see them will help your child choose healthy options compared to high-fat, high sugar and empty calorie snacks and drinks.

Try this recipe for an easy cereal mix youth can help prepare for their after school snack:

Cereal Mix

¼ cup low-fat and low-sugar whole grain cereal (may use

several kinds for more variety)

¼ cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricots)

2 Tablespoons nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)

2 Tablespoons seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc)

Distribute a zipped sandwich bag or paper cup for each youth.

Place each ingredient in a separate serving bowl and add a

measuring cup or spoon of the appropriate size for youth to

measure their own ingredients. Have each youth create their

own mix in a sandwich bag or paper cup.

Yield 1 serving. Serving size ¾ cup.

For more information on raising healthy children, contact the Greenup County Extension office.

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Contact Lora Pullin, Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences in Greenup County at 606-836-0201 or lora.pullin@uky.edu. Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

Hello from the Greenup County Public Library! Did you know that on this day in 1789 US Congress proposed the Bill of Rights? On the same day in 1890 Sequoia National Park was established by President Benjamin Harrison – making it California’s first national park and the country’s second.

Craft and Snack

Craft and Snack at Flatwoods is coming back soon! Join us on October 7th for a fun Cornhusk Flower Craft that’ll be hosted by Beatrice Cox! Call to sign up for the waitlist.


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“Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”

― Paulo Coelho, Aleph

“You were not born on earth to please anyone; you have to live life to express yourself, not to impress someone. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not, and never lose yourself in search of other people’s acceptance and approval.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


Why can’t Elsa have a balloon?

Because she will let it go.

What did the beaver say to the tree?

It’s been nice gnawing you

Why do Dasher and Dancer love coffee?

Because they’re Santa’s star bucks!

Why is no one friends with Dracula?

Because he’s a pain in the neck.


Flatwoods: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10-8. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10-5.

Mckell: Monday,: 9-8, Tuesday-Friday 9-5. Saturday 9-2.

Greenup: Monday and Thursday: 9-8. Tuesday-Friday: 9-5. Saturday: 9-2

Closed Sunday.

Phone #s

Flatwoods: 606-836-3771, Fax: 606-836-8674.

Mckell: 606-932-4478.

Greenup: 606-473-6514.

Senate Week In Review

No column this week please check back next week!

For more information on the Kentucky General Assembly, visit the legislative record online at www.legislature.ky.gov.

If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. To share feedback on an issue, feel free to email me anytime at Robin.Webb@LRC.KY.GOV or call the General Assembly Message Line at 1-800-372-7181. Kentuckians with hearing loss can use Kentucky Relay by dialing 711. 

In the kitchen

Chicken and Wildrice Soup

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 cup red onion, diced

1/2 cup carrots, diced

1 teaspoon dried marjoram

2 tablespoons flour

1 package Long Grain & Wild Rice with Flavor Packet

4 cups low sodium chicken broth

3 cups water

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup milk

1 cup cooked and shredded chicken

salt, to taste

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and carrots and cook until softened. Add dried marjoram, flour, and seasoning packet from the rice; stir to combine. Add rice, chicken broth, and water; bring to a boil. Cover, lower to a simmer, and let cook for 15 minutes. Heat heavy cream and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir into the soup. Stir in the shredded chicken. Cook about 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup

4 small potatoes, peeled and diced

1 small white or yellow onion, chopped

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup diced celery

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried parsley

3 cups chicken broth

1 pound lean ground beef

3 Tablespoons butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups milk ( I use 2%)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 (16 oz.) package Velveeta processed cheese, cubed OR 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Place potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, dried basil and parsley in a large crock pot. Pour chicken broth over vegetables. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours OR on high heat 4 to 5 hours or until potatoes are tender. About 45 minutes before serving, cook and crumble ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any grease. Pour cooked ground beef into crock pot. Carefully wipe out hot skillet with a paper towel then add butter. When butter is melted whisk in flour and cook until golden brown and bubbly (about 1 minute.) Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper. Pour mixture into the crock pot and stir to combine everything.  Add the cubed Velveeta cheese or shredded cheese to crock pot. Stir again. Cover with lid and cook another 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!

Representative Update

How we can address veterans suicide this Suicide Awareness Month

Thousands of Kentuckians have served in our Armed Forces, risking everything to protect our great nation and defend freedom around the world. However, those who come home often carry the scars of their service. Alarmingly high rates of suicide among veterans have garnered significant attention and concern. Factors contributing to this crisis include the invisible wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries, and the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.

In 2020 alone, Kentucky lost over one hundred veterans to suicide. Even one death at the hands of suicide from this group would be a tragedy, but over one hundred veterans losing their lives, 119 to be exact, is staggering. Even more concerning than this is the fact that, for the most part, these tragic deaths go uncovered. Therefore, as September is Suicide Awareness Month, it is important that we, as a commonwealth, take some time to build our awareness of the tragedy of veteran suicide.

When dealing with suicide, the best, most effective way to address it is awareness. Simply getting the word out that we are here for the person in question, and we care. There are a few ways we can do this that do not require anything other than a caring heart. First and foremost, we can spread the word. It really is as simple as sharing a post on Facebook that discusses Suicide Awareness. The more people we can get to hear about the tragedy of veterans’ suicide, the better our chances of preventing it in the future.

Hand in hand with our ability to help spread the word on suicide generally, and veterans’ suicide specifically, is our ability to be informed. It is not enough on its own to be aware of the problem. We also should try our best to be informed on the subject. This way, when in our own lives the topic of suicide comes up, we will be able to effectively communicate. A great resource is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website, specifically their page on helping prevent veterans’ suicide. The website, https://988lifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/, does an excellent job detailing the warning signs of veterans’ suicide, and what to do if someone you know begins to exhibit these warning signs.

While I will not summarize the whole of the website, I think it is important to highlight what the website identifies as the first step in helping a veteran dealing with suicidal feelings: Asking and listening. In the same way that the simple act of sharing a Facebook post spreads suicide awareness, taking the time to ask and listen to someone and need could work wonders for their mental health. This does not require us to be experts. This does not require us to be able to even relate to what the person we are listening to is feeling. All it takes is for us to stop what we are doing, give that person in need our attention, and make them feel heard. A gesture like this, small as it may seem, has the potential to chance a struggling person’s life.

Of course, having these intimate conversations with those who are struggling does not always rectify the problem. Often, when we take the first step -asking and listening- in helping someone we know with their suicidality, it is just the start of the conversation. Because of this, we need to have the resources to get these people in need the help that they require. One good resource is the veteranscrisisline.net, which offers text, online, or over the phone crisis support for veterans. To access this line, dial 988 and press 1, or send a text at 838255.

By using these resources and keeping our eyes open, we can, as a commonwealth, help our veterans in need. All it takes for us to help is to spread awareness, keep ourselves informed, and listen to the people that need help. So, as we approach the end of Suicide Awareness Month, take this knowledge and see where you can lend our veterans a helping hand.

As always, I can be reached anytime through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-372-7181. You can also contact me via e-mail at Danny.Bentley@lrc.ky.gov. You can also keep track of committee meetings and potential legislation through the Kentucky legislature’s home page at legislature.ky.gov.

From the Pastor’s Study

“Goodly Heritage”

I was recently doing my morning devotions from a daily prayer book entitled, Be Thou My Vision, by Jonathan Gibson. The Prayer of Intercession for the day included these lines from Augustine: “O Lord, our Savior, you have warned us that you will require much of those to whom much has been given—grant that we whose lot is cast in so goodly a heritage may strive together the more abundantly to extend to others what we so richly enjoy…”

I paused to ponder what “so goodly a heritage” might mean in my own life. The first thing that came to mind was the benefits I have received over the years for simply being born in this country. America obviously has its problems. There are elements of our history like slavery and the treatment of the indigenous peoples that have left regrettable scars. Still, it has been a land of great blessing and opportunity as well. Even for the poor in this country there are programs and aid not available in many places in the world. There are food pantries, homeless shelters, churches and other agencies that dispense aid, government subsidized housing programs, etc.

For the woman, or small child from Africa, who walks three miles daily to get water for the family from an unsanitary stream or well, there are no such programs and shelters available. When they get malaria—and everyone gets malaria—there are many places where no medicine is available. Perhaps education could help them rise above, but it is not provided freely and many cannot afford the tuition. I remember Richard Stearns saying in his book, The Hole in Our Gospel, something akin to “poverty is not simply about lack of material things, it is about a deep lack of opportunity.”

I always had clean water growing up. There were times when our family did not have much, but we never had to go without food. My father and mother worked hard to build a comfortable life for themselves and their family. America provided opportunities, they simply had to avail themselves of them and put the effort in. I was the beneficiary of both America’s opportunities and my parent’s diligent sacrifice to give me a “leg up” in life. So, this is part of my “goodly heritage.”

Since I have been given much, much will be required. I try to take what God has blessed me with and use it in ways that God would applaud. I try to keep an eye out for those who need a helping hand. I believe God calls us to pass on such things. However, I think there is a second and deeper aspect of the “goodly heritage” I have received.

The verse where Jesus utters the words, “to whom much is given, much will be required” is set in a context of both material provisions and kingdom responsibility. A few paragraphs before, Jesus was exhorting the crowds to take their focus off material needs because the Father would provide them (Luke 12:22-34). Then, he tells a parable about the importance of being about the master’s business when He returns (Luke 12:35-47). All of this comes to its culmination in verse 48 with those sobering words, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”

Jesus is the master who is away for a time but will return one day. He has given us new life, new community, the Holy Spirit, and a new purpose and mission for our lives. If I regard the material things I have received as a “goodly heritage” that I will be held responsible for stewarding well, how much more important must God deem how I handle the spiritual blessings I have been given. Knowing I have been blessed with material resources motivates me to help others in need. How much greater should my motivation be to share the riches I have found in new life with God through Jesus Christ? The first is a temporary blessing I can offer, the second, an eternal one. So, like Augustine, may we strive “to extend to others what we so richly enjoy.”

Old Fashion Days

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This column will be dedicated to Greenup Old Fashion Days until the event takes place at the end of September. I work as a co-chair with Bambi Reed. We are very proud of our committee! Everyone has worked very hard and put in a lot of time to organize a terrific festival for our community.

Greenup Old Fashion Days is now in its 57th year. It is known for so many things: live music, food vendors, artisan and crafter vendors, games, contests, a huge parade, and lots of fun for everyone!

Greenup has been undergoing a transformation. If you have been there lately, you had to notice the newly painted buildings and the wonderful murals popping up all over town! That is mostly because of the work of the Greenup Beautification Committee. This week, I am sharing some information about the murals to inspire you to take your own self-guided tour and find them all. I promise you that you’ll enjoy it!  

1. Kentucky Is My Land

“KENTUCKY IS MY LAND” Quilt Block was done to honor Jesse Stuart, by his sister Glennis Stuart Liles and niece Betty, who were quilters.  They made Jesse a quilt with over 40 of his book covers on it in 1958. The mural artists, Caroline Wilson, and Steven McClements were employees at the Jesse Stuart Foundation and Nancy Osborne, volunteer artists.  The new book cover from “Kentucky Is My Land” was chosen for the quilt block to honor Jesse Stuart as a best-known and best-loved writer. Jesse Hilton Stuart loved his country, his home state, Kentucky and his home county, Greenup County.  He was an American writer, schoolteacher, and school administrator who is known for his short stories, works set in central Appalachia.  Stuart was named the poet laureate of Kentucky in 1954.  Born August 8, 1906, died at the age of 77 on February 17, 1984. This quilt block mural was donated to Harold Miller Insurance by Dr. Jim Gifford, CEO and Senior Editor for the Jesse Stuart Foundation (JSF) and Nancy K. and Jim Osborne, Flatwoods, Kentucky.  Nancy is a volunteer for JSF, both are JSF friends.

2. Lorna’s Flower Garden

“LORNA’S FLOWER GARDEN” was painted from the artistic imagination of the artist, Lorna Rose.  Lorna lives in Academy Hollow, Greenup, where you will find her painting her latest item in her quaint studio nestled in a hollow off of the main road. Greenup’s first feral cat painting, along with many more, was done by Lorna and can be seen around the corner from her garden scene. The mural was sponsored by Greenup Beautification, Ohio River Oaks, and Guardian Insurance Group both located downtown Greenup. 

3. The Greenup Belle

Long ago paddle wheelers would stop in the river while flat boats were used to transfer their supplies to Greenup. The mural is a depiction of this scene from Greenup’s past.  The artist is Elias Reynolds, from Ashland, Ky.  Elias is a local mural artist with murals all along the river from Catlettsburg to Greenup. The mural was sponsored by The Greenup Beautification Committee and the Greenup Mason Lodge.

4. The Ren-Roy Theater

The Ren-Roy Theater was a popular attraction in Greenup long ago.  Pictures and written information about   it are long gone but one artist had the image in his head. Darin Allen, artist, painted the building as if it was in the theater’s heyday.  Allen even added billboards of features from the era. Halfway back on the side is a painting of the front porch and home of Maddie Coldiron the true historian of Downtown Greenup. Farther down the back side, of the former theater, is the mural of the Oldtown Bridge and a wagon being led by a team of mules. The driver is Roger Reed and his children when he used to take them on wagon rides.  These two smaller murals are to honor Maddie and Roger. This mural was sponsored by the Reed Funeral Home, Bambi Reed, and the Greenup’s Woman’s Club which Maddie was an active member. 

5. Columbia Motel

The Columbia Motel once sat where the First & Peoples Back parking lot is now.  It was torn down in the late 1970’s.  Artist Lyndsey Bossenberger painted this historic mural on the side of Ohio River Oaks furniture store.  Charlie Osborne, owner, mother-in-law had a beauty shop on the ground floor and thought this subject would be a great way to honor her and the citizens of Greenup. The mural was sponsored by Ohio River Oaks, and Guardian Insurance Group both located downtown Greenup.                                                                            

6.  Old Greenup County Court House

The Old Greenup County Courthouse before its demolition around 1937.  This building was damaged during the flood and was replaced with the present-day courthouse. The artist, Caitlyn “Roxie” Massie, was a senior at Greenup County High School and went on to Morehead University to major in Art. The mural was sponsored by Greenup Beautification Committee and the Greenup County High School Art Class, Bryan Mosier teacher.

7. Sydney’s Butterflies

These two butterfly murals were painted by Sydney Williams, a local Greenup artist.  These murals provide   a great photo opportunity for any size person or fur baby. The murals were sponsored by Steve and Nancy Hieneman and Phillip and Amy Dowdy.

8. Greenup Alley Cats

Greenup is clearly populated with tons of “Alley Cats”.  A drive or walk, through town, will verify their presents as they slumber on sidewalks, porches and play in flower beds.  Lorna Rose is the artist of these felines, and they are the reflection of the sponsors own cats. Sponsors are Greenup Beautification Committee, Phillip and Amy Dowdy, Guardian Insurance and Ohio River Oaks.

9. Barn Quilt Block State Bird

Cardinals are a symbol of faith and warmth with their bright red color in the dreary days of winter, during which time Christmas comes. It also represents a “message from heaven”. The building is owned by Rosie Caudill who honored us with the task of adding a mural to her building. It was sponsored and painted by Bob and Connie Johnson, Ann Mertz, Andrea Harris, Amy Dowdy, Anita and Ron Large. The frame was done by Mark and Tony Harris, John Mertz, and Phillip Dowdy.

10. City Seal

Lorna Rose painted the Greenup City seal that welcomes everyone to downtown on the newly renovated Joe Mantz Municipal Building.

Special thanks to Amy Dowdy for the information about the murals and for being the inspiration and leader for the Greenup Beautification projects.  

For more information, contact Anne Stephens, Agent for Community Arts and Development in Greenup County. 606-836-0201 anne.stephens@uky.edu 35 Wurtland Avenue, Wurtland, KY 41144 Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND KENTUCKY COUNTIES, COOPERATING