Great Outhouse Blowout and Country Cruise-in
Saturday September 12, 2009
For a schedule of the weekend
events, click here.
This year will mark 17
years since the 1992 Outhouse Dedication Ceremonies at America's
oldest country store, still in ownership and operation by the same
family. The historic '92 event with CHET ATKINS and BILLY EDD
WHEELER received not only national recognition when reported
on the NBC Nightly News, as well as all other major networks, and
reported in USA TODAY and the Associated Press, but reached
worldwide audiences when telecast on CNN.
Kenny Horseman Roy Edminston Dawn Osborn Dustin Edminston
Returning this year is
In 1992, DAWN shared the
stage with her twin sister, DAVA (deceased
2000).After taking a break from the stage for 5 years,
concentrating on songwriting, Dawn returns with a
BAND of musicians each a master of
their own sound.
COOPER is a resident of Casey County, Kentucky. He works as a para-professional in the county school system. He enjoys writing
songs and playing music any time he can. While he likes many types
and genres of music, his favorites are the old time tearjerkers.
ANDY RICE, a native of Pulaski County, Kentucky currently
resides in Boyle County with his wife Jane. Andy's musical
inspiration comes from his uncle, who would
bring his guitar to family gatherings and perform for the family.
Andy's mother Geneva Rice was also an inspiration as she also
played the guitar and sang. Andy has written two songs,
"Which Way to Pray" and "Slipped and Fell in Love". Andy also
played guitar and sang solo in a country band named "Andy and the
Dandy's" in the early 1980s. In the '80s and '90s he played
with "The Kings Mt. Bluegrass Boys."
DON LITTRELL, Waynesburg, KY
lead singer for the classic rock band "Bolt Action" is a senior at
Louisville's J.Graham Brown School of Performing Arts. She has been
associated with MOM's Music, a local music instruction
business/organization for the last four years singing and playing
guitar at many Louisville area locations such as Fourth Street
Live. She recently performed in Hodgenville, KY at the Lincoln
Jamboree and in Cape Cod, MA where she sang before an audience
of about 3,000. Courtney has
been performing most of her life, first as a youngster at church,
then in school and county concert choir and chorus. Courntney
loves to sing and perform, and hopes for a career as an
Born and raised on a small farm
near Gracey, Kentucky, LACY THOMAS learned to read at age 3
and became a committed wordsmith, as well as infatuated with the
stars. He read enough to design and launch a solid fuel rocket at
age 13 (which roared out of sight and was never retrieved.)
Voracious is a good descriptor of his appetite for the written
word. While other students had a library index card, Lacy had his
own index card file box. He joined the Navy hoping to become an
astronaut, but flunked out of Annapolis; he did time as a radar man
and ship's photographer. Upon discharge he enrolled at the
University of Kentucky and worked in college as a DJ, taxi driver,
graphic artist (at WKYT-TV) and staff photographer at the Lexington
Herald Leader. He spent his time off hiking and taking pictures in
the Red River Gorge area.
He graduated with a degree in
accounting and spent most of his life in private industry. He also
found enough spare time to become a fair woodsman and pretty good
amateur astronomer. Lacy is the KY (at-large) contact for The
Sidewalk Astronomers, an international organization dedicated to
sharing astronomy with the public.
"GET OUT, LOOK UP, MARVEL!"
He has spent nearly all of his
professional career out of Kentucky but returned in 2002 and
hopefully, will never leave. He loves this beautiful state and the
many outdoor recreational opportunities it affords. Lacy and his
wife Brenda are members of a U S Forest Service volunteer group
(the Red River Gorge Trail Crew) that meets monthly in the gorge to
maintain the 50+ miles of trails.
It is a very well-read group and the discussions around the
evening camp fire are always most interesting.
Though Lacy is currently employed
by the state, he strives to find time to pursue astronomy, hiking,
cooking, reading/listening to books and playing with wood. He
makes unique bluebird houses, faerie houses, gnome homes and other
strange objects from branches, pods, shells and other objects
"discarded" by Mother nature. Occasionally he finds time to pen
his observations of people and nature.
will be introducing his new book Outhouse Blues.
Outhouse Blues rounds out the Plum Lick Publishing lineup
with a song of humor and faith and love-a prayer for forgiveness, a
chance to do better for all mankind and other creatures assembled.
Favorite Recipes of
Kentucky Celebrities Cookbook
Kentucky Author PAMELA WHINNERY
FROM CORVETTES TO
A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS KENTUCKY
Now in its second printing the cookbook,
�Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities� is a celebration of
all things Kentucky. It not only has recipes from famous
celebrities with ties to Kentucky, but recipes from various
historical locations, tourist attractions, and unique Kentucky
Pamela will be joining the group at the 17th
Annual Great Outhouse Blowout Race held at Penn�s Store in Gravel
Switch, KY (near Danville) on September 12th for
a book signing. The event is carried live on ESPN. Dawn
Lane Osborn, granddaughter of Alma 'Tincy' Penn Lane invited Pam
to do a book signing as a
fundraiser for Penn�s Store and its OUTHOUSE, which are
listed on the National Registry of
Historic Places, a Kentucky Historical Landmark, and a Kentucky
If you cannot
attend the book signing, but would like a copy of the cookbook,
or would like to use it as a fundraiser for a
non-profit organization in your community, you may contact the
author at: Pamela Whinnery, 5754 Lovelaceville Rd. Paducah, KY,
42001; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or she can be reached at 270-554-5332. The suggested retail price
is $19.95 each with 50% of the cost going to the non-profit
For more information contact Jeanne Penn Lane at
257 Penn's Store Road
Gravel Switch, Kentucky 40328
859-332-7715 or 859-332-7706
It is best to call ahead to check times and cancellations.
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