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It’s National EMS Week

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Good morning and happy Monday, fine people! Thanks for starting your workweek with The County Line. If you don’t have to work today, however, and you’re so inclined — and old enough — pop open the bubbly with breakfast, because it’s National Mimosa Day. 

For the uninitiated, a mimosa is a classy version of a screwdriver: champagne and orange juice, with the optional addition of some fresh or frozen fruit thrown in. This is the second time I’ve mentioned drink recipes on this site, and I can personally verify that, at the very least, a mimosa tastes approximately 1,000 percent better than a mint julep. 

For this writer, who was once accused of promoting alcoholism for encouraging Adair County to vote to go wet at my old newspaper job, I’ll only say this: I can’t be fired from my current job and I’m not suggesting anyone take up drinking, so cool your jets, person who is mad at me. 

More importantly than boozy breakfast drinks, however, is this: It’s also National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week. Let’s all tip our hats today (and the next several days) for some of the most important people in the entire healthcare industry. These folks are often overworked, almost universally underpaid, and may very well one day save your life (or a loved one’s). 

It’s not an exaggeration in the slightest to call EMS workers heroes, and I’d argue that these folks deserve more than a week named in their honor. If you know a paramedic, EMT, or ambulance driver, let them know that you appreciate what they do. If you don’t know one, find one, introduce yourself, and then express your gratitude. If you see them out this week — a good place to find a couple would be at Fiesta Mexico around noon — buy their lunch. I can’t think of a profession more deserving of celebrating this week.

After a nearly week-long vacation, the intern is back, so let’s check in on today’s weather report:

Just a few minutes past 6 a.m., it’s a cool 64 degrees at company headquarters in Russell Springs, and intern correspondents report identical thermometer readings of 64 in both Jamestown and Columbia (It has not been confirmed if it’s currently 64 degrees everywhere else in the world, but we can only assume so). We’re looking at a beautiful day ahead of us, with only a slight chance of rain this morning. The clouds will part though, plenty of sunshine is in the forecast, and the expected high is in the mid- to upper 70s.

We don’t have any birthdays to celebrate today, but several from the weekend that deserve a mention: Jill Grant and Myrtle Overby both had birthdays Saturday, as did this writer’s nephew, Eli Iqbal, who celebrated turning 9 by playing four baseball games, hitting his first over-the-fence home run, and helping his team to a tournament championship at Joe Johnson Little League Park. Both Michelle Bardin Smith and Jacqueline Watson celebrated birthdays yesterday, and Brian and Nicole Turner celebrated their anniversary Sunday as well. Cheers to all the above-mentioned folks, and we hope they have an especially good start to the new week.

This week’s County Line BUSINESS OF THE WEEK is Reed Brothers Insurance.

Reed Brothers Insurance is located at 134 Public Square in Columbia and can be reached via phone at 270-384-2143. Here is their description on The County Line’s business directory: 

“Choose local. Choose independent. Choose Reed Brothers Insurance.

“We’ve been helping the greater Kentucky community compare and save on insurance since 1912. We have offices located in Lexington, Nicholasville, Columbia, Campbellsville, Greensburg and Burkesville.

“As an independent insurance agency, we work for you, not the insurance carriers. That means we can help you find the best value on auto insurance, home insurance, business insurance, and more from several of Kentucky’s most trusted carriers.

“Get the insurance you need at a price you can afford.”

Visit their website at https://rbi-ins.com, and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/reedbrothers.

If you would like to add your business to our business directory, email countyline@adair-russell.com or call John at 270-566-0764 or me at 270-250-1726 to find out about our rates!

That’s all for now, but check back in throughout the day for plenty of local content and coverage of the news and views you’ve come to expect here at The County Line. As always, thanks for reading!

Downey Eye Clinic
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Wes Feese is one of this company's owners and founders. He has previously worked as an editor, news reporter, sportswriter, photographer, and freelance contributor for newspapers across central Kentucky. He grew up in the Egypt community of Adair County and is a graduate of Adair County High School and Lindsey Wilson College.