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Good news and good burgers

When Sheriff Corman called me last Wednesday morning, there were a few immediate ideas that popped into my mind that he may have been calling me about. While any of those ideas would have been newsworthy, none of them could really have been considered “good” news.

In fact, in this occupation, most calls that you receive early in the morning from law enforcement are more than often than not involving a crime, arrest or incident that — at least for someone — is bad news.

So when he prefaced the story he was about to tell me by saying that it was a positive story showing the best of the community, I have to admit that it caught me off guard.

Sheriff Corman proceeded to tell me the story has been by now reported all around the region about Joyce Walter finding $3,400 inside the case of a DVD that she had purchased at a parking lot sale at a church in town. Joyce called him on the phone and reported finding the money, and some investigative groundwork led Corman to the discovery of the rightful owner of the money.

The owner of the money had donated the movie to the church sale after, but forgot that its case was her hiding place for cash that she was given.

Wow. What a story, and what a display of character shown by Mrs. Walter.

This is the type of story that pops up from time to time and makes us stop and ponder the situation in first person. I implore everyone to ask themselves what they would do in those shoes. I hope that you are pleased with the honest answer that you give.

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The first-ever All-American Burger Bash is in the books, and I had a good time earning the bright red top to my head courtesy of the late September sunbeams.

I can’t quite say that I enjoyed the the watering mouth that I developed by standing around the grilling section while the burger competition was underway. I think next year, someone else may have to man the camera while I enjoy the view (and the tastes) from a judge’s seat!

On second thought, I don’t think I would want the stress of a judge’s responsibility to hinder my my enjoyment of the all those burgers. There were some mighty fine-looking entries in that competition Saturday afternoon, and I can only imagine what the field will look like next year.

I can smell those grills again already!

Nick Hon is the editor of The Jessamine Journal and Jessamine Life magazine. He can be reached at (859) 885-6443 or by email at nick.hon@jessaminejournal.com.