Pullin is praised for farm tribute

We thank Rep. Tanya Pullin for a wonderful program highlighting Greenup County families who are living on and maintaining farms which have been in their families for 100 years or more.

Many of these families have made sacrifices in order to keep this land in their possession, realizing they are carrying out the dreams of earlier generations. There is a sense of pride, dedication and commitment for many of us who share the job of living and working on the same land which supported previous generations of our family.

In our case in 1909, Cabell Moseley, Elizabeth’s grandfather, purchased several acres of beautiful rolling land which had once been the old village of Liberty in the 1800s. We are told this village was comprised of approximately 40 homes with a tannery for employment, churches and physicians. His son-in-law, Richard Dupuy, began running the farm around 1936, and now it is our turn.

We made the decision to come back to “Old Liberty” in 1995, after Elizabeth’s father passed away. We want to continue the farming tradition like the two previous generations. We are proud to be called farmers.

To us, these century farms represent the visions, dreams and hard work of previous generations. Family farms are part of the history of our community and state. We are very grateful to Representative Pullin for providing a warm and gracious recognition of these Century Farms.

John and Elizabeth Mann, Greenup

Oakview collecting items for pets

Oakview Elementary School is conducting its 12th annual Christmas animal shelter collection project.

Oakview students are collecting the following items for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at the Boyd County Animal Control Center: Towels, sheets and blankets, shampoo and brushes, dry food, toys, rawhide chews, treats and anything new or old that the animals could use.

Donations may be dropped off at Oakview Elementary School, 3111 Blackburn Avenue, Ashland.

Leigh Ann Baker, Primary teacher, Oakview Elementary School, Ashland

 

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