PAINT LICK – Henry West, a prominent Garrard County farmer who played a role that is large the federal tobacco buyout, died Wednesday.

PAINT LICK – Henry West, a prominent Garrard County farmer who played a role that is large the federal tobacco buyout, died Wednesday.

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Recalling Henry Western

(Above photo of Henry West from the Advocate-Messenger in Danville.)

On we went to the funeral of Henry West, in Lancaster saturday. Henry, a cousin that is distant of, died instantly on Wednesday evening while working on his farm simply outside of Paint Lick. Here’s the full story from the Advocate-Messenger

He had been 64 and simply two weeks ago was in fact the parade marshal that is grand Garrard County’s Rural Heritage Festival.

“Henry was those types of unique individuals who just possessed all of the traditional values you l k for in rural America – family members, church and land – and he devoted his life to any or all three,” said Mike Carter, previous Garrard County agricultural agent. Continue reading “PAINT LICK – Henry West, a prominent Garrard County farmer who played a role that is large the federal tobacco buyout, died Wednesday.”