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Scenic Cumberland Co., KY: A beacon in the night

2012-01-08 - Amandaville, Cumberland Co., KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
It's only a concept picture - I'll leave the museum quality work to more professional, more patient photographers, but Linda and I couldn't help but notice the light belfry at the Amandaville Christian Church Saturday night, January 7, 2012, exploring again beautiful Kentucky Scenic Highway 704. It's a familiar route for most of us, but it's not hard to conjure imaginings of things that go bump in the night along the way: There are stretches where only the occasional farmstead light assures one that the fiercesome creatures: the bears and the wild and big cats - cohabit the land with humans. It was especially reassuring to see the belfry light. Don't know whether it's a tradition or an innovation, but surely the cents per night cost of the kilowatts is worth it. In the adaptive lyrics of the hymn: Let the upper lights keep burning, send a beam across the land is symbol for this and other resilient communities which never give up. -ED WAGGENER

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