Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining*

Janice Holt Giles is one of my very favorite authors. I collected her books for years and have them all. Hannah Fowler, 40 Acres and No Mule along with the Enduring Hills are just a few of my favorites about Kentucky.  Once you start reading her books you won’t be able to put them down. Great, interesting post. marker new

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Over the weekend I went to a couple of good estate sales where I picked up several good books.


I was happy to see the book by Janice Holt Giles. Chances are you have never heard of her, but she was a popular mid-range author in the 1950s-70s. She never got rich from her writing, but she was able to support herself, and that is saying something.


Janice Holt was born in Arkansas in 1905. As a child she moved to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) where her parents were both teachers. She grew up with books and music and went to college. When her first marriage ended, she and her daughter moved to Louisville, Kentucky where Janice worked for Dr. Lewis Sherrill, Dean of the Presbyterian Seminary.

On a trip to visit family in 1943, Janice happened to share a 40-hour bus ride with Henry Giles, a soldier on his way to a…

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First U.S.-Made Lexus ES 350 Rolls Off the Assembly Line

It was a proud moment for all of Kentucky when Toyota presented the first U.S. produced Lexus 350 on October 19, 2015 from their plant in Georgetown. Featured Image -- 416Photo courtesy Toyota.

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It’s one of the best-selling vehicles Lexus makes and now it’s made in the United States. Today the first-ever U.S.-produced ES 350 rolled off the assembly line at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant.

“This is really a proud moment for us and brings us full circle,” said Wil James, president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.  “To be the first wholly owned plant, building the number one best-selling car in America, the Camry, for 13 years in a row, and then to be selected to build the first Lexus is truly a tribute to our team members.”

To get the plant ready, Toyota has invest $360 million in a new dedicated assembly line, adding 750 new jobs. Total capacity for the new line will be 50,000 vehicles.

“Localizing Lexus production is in line with our North American production strategy, and is rooted in our philosophy of building cars where we sell them,” said Toyota North America…

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Fall in Kentucky is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year.  This is the front yard of a farm in Georgetown, Kentucky.  The trees are so beautiful this time of the year.  There is a quote by Shira Tamir that says, “Anyone that thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”  I think the leaves are beautiful as they flutter to the ground in the fall.  The colors on a fall day in Kentucky are like looking at a painting.  We Kentuckians are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place.