Photo credit: Publix
Photo cred­it: Publix

Five ran­dom obser­va­tions from the week that was…

  1. There have been rumors float­ing around Central Kentucky for months about a Publix super­mar­ket com­ing to Brannon Crossing. That rumor is still unsub­stan­ti­at­ed, but there has been an offi­cial announce­ment, per the Herald-Leader, that a new Publix store is in fact com­ing to the Palomar area of Lexington. Publix is a pop­u­lar gro­cery chain based in the South, known for being cus­tomer-friend­ly, active in the com­mu­ni­ties it serves, and a very good com­pa­ny to work for. (It’s employ­ee-owned and man­aged.) Sounds like it would be a great fit for Winchester. Kroger and Walmart need the competition! 
  2. Friday was a very sad day in American his­to­ry. For the first time ever, a con­sti­tu­tion­al right grant­ed to indi­vid­u­als has been tak­en away by a rad­i­cal Supreme Court. It’s time for Democrats and true conservative/moderate Republicans to unite against the rad­i­cal right’s over­throw of every­thing decent, fair, and sen­si­ble America stands for. Very soon, it may be too late and we find our­selves liv­ing in the world of the Handmaid’s Tale.
  3. Seen on Friday, soon after the Supreme Court deci­sion was announced: a MAGA motorhome sell­ing hate­ful and divi­sive mer­chan­dise, was set up in a Winchester shop­ping cen­ter. I won­der if the man­age­ment of the shop­ping cen­ter or the var­i­ous stores knew about this and approved of it? (Later that day, they were gone. Someone told me they were asked to leave.)
  4. Do you like fresh, uncooked, authen­tic sal­sa like the kind they serve in the best Mexican restau­rants? Did you know you can get some right here in Winchester deliv­ered straight to your door? This week we ordered a sam­pling of sal­sas and some Pico de Gallo from Loco Labs. We’re hooked! 
  5. Save the date: November 1, 2022. More details com­ing soon. 

  • 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