Five ran­dom obser­va­tions from the week that was

Sign at Mallard Cove subdivision.
  1. Traffic on Bypass Road dur­ing the morn­ing and evening com­mute times is always a chal­lenge. But one inter­sec­tion, in par­tic­u­lar, is a pain in the rear for me, espe­cial­ly in the morn­ing. It seems I near­ly always get a red light at the Pedro Way inter­sec­tion (at Walmart). And the light stays red far too long. Most morn­ings, a line of traf­fic waits for what seems like three min­utes or more, while there are no cars at all enter­ing the inter­sec­tion from the side street. Since the bypass is a state route, I assume the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is respon­si­ble for the tim­ing of traf­fic lights on the road. I believe some tweak­ing is needed.
  2. The bare white retain­ing wall at Legacy Grove Park is no more! On Saturday, the park host­ed an event, Paint Our Legacy, in which vol­un­teers from the com­mu­ni­ty, led by the Leeds Center for the Arts Youth Board, par­tic­i­pat­ed in bring­ing to life art­work cre­at­ed by local mur­al artist Wylie Caudill.
  3. The new sub­di­vi­sion on McClure Road, Mallard Cove, is rapid­ly tak­ing shape. There are five hous­es already under con­struc­tion, with one appear­ing to be near com­ple­tion. This looks to be a high-end neigh­bor­hood, with hous­es sell­ing in the half-mil­lion-dol­lar range. Nothing wrong with that for folks who can afford it. But why aren’t we devel­op­ing neigh­bor­hoods for work­ing peo­ple with more mod­est incomes? 
  4. Did you know you can access an online cal­en­dar of upcom­ing meet­ings of the Clark Fiscal Court and oth­er coun­ty gov­ern­ing bod­ies? In some cas­es, agen­das for upcom­ing meet­ings are also avail­able. And, you can choose to get cal­en­dar noti­fi­ca­tions. Kudos to our coun­ty gov­ern­ment for this piece of trans­paren­cy. Here’s the link:
  5. The City of Winchester also posts meet­ings and agen­das for the city com­mis­sion and boards. You can find them here:

Here’s an image gallery of a few pho­tos I took of the mur­al on Sunday after­noon. Don’t you just love the colors? 

  • Pete Koutoulas

    Pete is an IT pro­fes­sion­al work­ing in Lexington. Formerly of Campton, he and his wife have lived in Winchester since 2015. Pete is a for­mer week­ly news­pa­per pub­lish­er and for­mer colum­nist for the Winchester Sun. These days, when not work­ing he can often be found on his back porch read­ing or writ­ing, in the back­yard tend­ing to his toma­to plants, or put­ter­ing around in his garage or work­shop. Reach Pete at