PARIS!

IN THE SPRING 2021

On The Cover: Griffin Paschall of Paschall Farms prepares the fields for spring planting in this pastoral scene captured by his cousin, Sam Hutson, president of Crove Media.

Paris! in Winter 2021
Smantha and daughters with catfish statue

Editor’s Notes

YES! Fish Fry Is Coming!

After our wild winter, I’m happy to share the spring flowers, art shows, travel ideas, interesting profiles and stories. I’m especially pleased that the World’s Biggest Fish Fry is ON! Although the magazine was completed by the time the decision was announced, the staff of PARIS! joins me in thanking the Jaycees and wishing everyone a great Fish Fry Week!

Speaking of fish, don’t miss Chamber CEO Travis McLeese’s article on a fish business that is dedicated to both a healthy bottom line and a healthy ecosystem in “Plate Half Full.”

Meanwhile, In the Garden editor John Watkins says it all with his headline, “Change Your Bloomers,” where he offers sage advice for making a flowery splash this season.

It’s always gratifying when our Henry County young people can make life better for other youngsters. Sarah Cate Orr has done just that with the No Limits Livestock Show, from Shannon McFarlin. Barry Hart points out other individuals who deserve our thanks in “Unlikely Heroes.”

The name Min-Kyo Jung may not ring a bell, but this South Korean native has found an unlikely home as minister of music at First Presbyterian Church. Read Jung’s story, then tune in for more, including gorgeous music, at Paris Podcast.

As last year drew to a close, Henry County welcomed a new generation of public servants as our county mayor, county sheriff and city police chief. Enjoy Karen Geary’s conversations with these men.

One never knows what’s on the mind of the funny, talented Bill Neese. Let’s just say that after reading “Hog Hunting on Horseback,” I was thankful that he lived to tell the tale. And while they don’t travel on horseback, the Two Travelers certainly get around. They’ve been day-tripping in Kuttawa, Kentucky, and it sounds terrific.

Let It Snow shows off kiddos, adults, dogs, sled riders, angel makers, and a few Elsas in a photo collage about our recent mega snowfall. Thanks to the readers of Facebook’s Henry County, TN, 411 for the photos.

Happy Hushpuppies, y’all!

In This Issue

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BACK IN THE DAY: Hog Hunting on Horseback
BACK IN THE DAY: Hog Hunting on Horseback

By Bill Neese

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A COUPLE OF TRAVELERS: Kuttawa, KY - An Unbeatable Day Trip
A COUPLE OF TRAVELERS: Kuttawa, KY - An Unbeatable Day Trip

By Susan Jones and John Nichols

Recently, the Two Travelers decided to head north to the unsung town of Kuttawa, Kentucky. Located
a little over an hour north, we were lured by the name, the easy drive and, yes, the alliteration. There is
something wonderful in the way the words, “Kuttawa, Kentucky” sound, and happily, there is something wonderful about the town, itself, too.
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FEATURE: Unlikely Heroes
FEATURE: Unlikely Heroes

By Barry Hart

It’s been said that some people are born to greatness, but others have it thrust upon them. This is certainly true of those who generally have the wherewithal and means to do something. But how often does the ordinary person rise to the occasion to save a life or beat the odds to achieve something important?
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SPOTLIGHT: No Limits! Sarah Cate Orr
SPOTLIGHT: No Limits! Sarah Cate Orr

By Shannon McFarlin

Sarah Cate Orr has found her calling. A senior at Henry County High School, she has organized the No Limits Livestock Show as a way to give the special education students of Henry County an opportunity they otherwise would not have: to exhibit small livestock at the Henry County Fair and to work with mentors who can help them in that endeavor and in life.
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AROUND OUR TOWN: Henry County's Law & Order
AROUND OUR TOWN: Henry County's Law & Order

By Karen Geary

This story is a tale of two long-time friends. Two friends who happen to be law enforcement
officers. Two law enforcement officers who were recently appointed to new leadership positions
— one elected, one selected. Read More >>

FEATURE: There's No Place Like Home - John Penn Ridgeway
FEATURE: There's No Place Like Home - John Penn Ridgeway

By Karen Geary

Foremost, County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway wants everyone to know this: “I’m tickled pink
to be back home. I look out my window on our courthouse square and know that Henry County is
the best place on earth to be.”
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Best of Show - Artist Showcase & Photo Showcase
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Best of Show - Artist Showcase & Photo Showcase

By Mary Ann Claxton

Spring is in the air and in Henry County that brings art into the spotlight. Two annual events return this spring: Artist Showcase and Photo Showcase, both sponsored by the Paris Henry County Arts Council. Although the showcases will basically be the same as in past years, the pandemic has brought about
some changes.Read More >>

OUR NEIGHBORS: Min Kyo Jung's Musical Mnistry
OUR NEIGHBORS: Min Kyo Jung's Musical Mnistry

By Drew Wheatley

A musician’s ministry is a unique one. While it may not teach the same lessons as the pastor’s sermon,
those who have grown up in church cannot imagine Sunday mornings without the melodic sounds
of talented individuals enhancing the worship service.
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FACES & PLACES: People & Events About Town
FACES & PLACES: People & Events About Town

Don’t miss this fun section chock full of fun, education, music and every good thing in Paris and Henry County.
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IN THE GARDEN: Change Your Bloomers
IN THE GARDEN: Change Your Bloomers

By John Watkins

Ah, Spring. What a welcome thought! After brutal snowstorms and frigid temperatures, you are truly a sight
for sore eyes.
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FACES AND PLACES: People & Events About Town
FACES AND PLACES: People & Events About Town
To some, the pictures attached to this article may seem like simple commerce: bins of product,
trucks transporting commodities to a variety of destinations across the country, meats that can turn
into a decadent meal or an appealing appetizer. But our friends Clay and Christel Young at North American
Caviar are doing so much more than commerce. To them, it’s a mission. Not a mission to make a healthy bottom line, but a focused effort to help our local ecosystem.
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PARIS CUISINE: Dip Fix!
PARIS CUISINE: Dip Fix!

Want a quick and simple snack? Try our new take on a couple of dip recipes. The loaded baked potato dip is ooey-gooey goodness on it’s own, but I’d never thought of pairing it with hot waffle fries until a
friend of mine served it that way. It’s delicious! Then there’s our hot pizza dip. So simple to whip up and pairs great with tortilla chips or change it up and dip breadsticks. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
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WORLD'S BIGGEST FISH FRY! : April 17-25, Don't Miss It!
WORLD'S BIGGEST FISH FRY! : April 17-25, Don't Miss It!
Welcome to the 68th World’s Biggest Fish Fry, April 17-25. Read more for events and shows; there’s truly something for everyone!
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