Summer or 2017!
This week, I have featured a Steam Power Plant. The picture was sent to me, hoping
that I could shed some light on the name of the plant and a general idea of the time
frame when the picture was taken. At first glance, it appears to be the big Paradise
Steam Plant near Drakesboro, Kentucky. Upon further inspection, there are a lot of items
like buildings, sluice ponds, roads, etc. that I can not place or remember. Is it
Paradise since I left the plant? I don't know. According to the owner of the picture,
the identity was marked as a TVA Steam Power Plant. I have been and/or worked at most
of the TVA Steam Power Plants and none that I am aware of looks like the picture. For
instance, as far as I remember, Paradise Plant is the only one of TVA Steam Power Plants
that has three cooling towers. That more or less sums it up for me. Would appreciate
any and all comments. Thanks in advance.
The month of August has arrived. This is one month where there are no federal holidays,
but a big event will be happening. Stay tuned for info on the big solar eclipse where
the total eclipse or darkness will be longer lasting in the Hopkinsville area than
any other areas. Hope your area will get a good view.
Stay cool as there is only about four more months until Christmas.
Start Of "Rockport Days" Pictures.
On September 17, 2016 at 10:00 am, the Rockport Days annual event was in its' second
day of community activity. On the sixteenth of September, at daylight, the Rockport
Community Yard Sale kicked off the "Rockport Days 2016" event. For most of the Friday
morning, there was a constant flow of buyers and lookers to keep the venders busy and
anxious to return next year.
On Saturday, the Community Center Building was open and the small kitchen was used
to prepare food and drinks for the visitors throughout the day. The shelter and porch
area was a gathering and meeting place for area residents and
"Out of Towners" to meet and mingle. That area stayed crowded all day long.
The children and the young at heart had the full run of the playground and there was
a constant flow of activity over the entire playground with the "Monkey Bars" gathering
the most participants. The ball field was a staging area for the "Antique Car Show"
as well as a staging area for the parade units. The main event event of the day was
a parade that started in the mid-afternoon.
Plans are already underway for the next year's event and it is developing with the
hope and intent of it being bigger and better than this year's event. Will try to
keep you updated on the plans for "Rockport Days" 2017. Hope to see you there.
Wishing you the best for the year, 2017..