Georgetown, KY Real Estate News

By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
"Gratitude and Patriotism: A Country Boy's Perspective!" The Scott County Extension Center will be holding the Scott County Farm City Banquet at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. IT'S FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by Friday, November 20th, 2009See below for RSVP & Directions. Titled "Honoring Pioneer Farmers and Businesses" Speaker Gary Lacefield will be speaking on "Gratitude and Patriotism: A Country Boy's Perspective". The evening will be closed out with top notch entertainment.  I don't know what the entertainment is but I bet it'll be great! The Extension Center asks that you bring a couple of non-perishable food items with you.  All food collected will be donated to one of the Scott County Food Banks. For Reservations call Josh Renaker, County Agent for Agriculture and N...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
  Best BBQ in Central Kentucky & Karaoke Too! - FAT BOYS BBQ Located on Cincinnati Road five miles north of Georgetown, Kentucky is the best little BBQ Joint and Homecooking Restaurant in Kentucky!  See the bottom of this post for directions on getting there. Now throw in Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, some mixed live music on  some other nights, and you have all the great eating and entertainment you'll  need to fill your evening. The Sampler Platter will fill most of you beyond capacity.   C'mon out and see 'The Fat Boys - Frank & Johnny". Tell them Erby said "Hey!"! The Fat Boys are Open Monday thru Saturday 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday7:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Just look for the Flying Pig they've added out front.  You can't miss it.  I mean, how often do you see flying pigs!!!    ...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Today just seems like a good day to share some of the plumbing foibles that I've ran across lately! First up and freshest in my mind, because it was from a Lexington Kentucky Home Inspection I just did yesterday was Electricians & Rednecks should NOT do plumbing repairs!    And NOW, without further ado, I bring you The Anti-Gravity "S" Trap! My Smell Detector wasn't having to work hard on the day I walked into the Berea Kentucky Home Inspection with my client. The purpose of the trap is to HOLD water to prevent sewer smells coming back up the drain pipe into the house. That's right.  This "trap" isn't going to stop any smells. Nowadays, a "P" trap is used, and has been for quite awhile.  You just know someone was smelling a lot of crap for a long time with this in the house. For your el...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
> Spooktacular - Trick or Treating It was a dark & spooky night The clouds were red with the setting sun. The spooks were prowling the area! One brought food storage with her! Including cereal on top of the refrigerator! Fortunately, the super heroes were also prowling the area to keep us safe!                                                                          The spooks walked away with about 3 pounds of candy AND the superheroes carried away almost 6 pounds of candy. -
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
  HELP...Needed for Thanksgiving at the AMEN House Every year the A.M.E.N. House, a Scott County Kentucky charitable organization that serves over 400 families a month, give baskets containing "Fixin's for a Thanksgiving Meal" to several needy families.  This year with the poor economy they have a greater need but fewer donations.  They would like to hand out 150 baskets but at this point they only have the donations for about 50.  The cost of each basket is between $20 to $25. A recent Georgetown Chamber of Commerce event drew in funding for quite a few addtional baskets but NOT ENOUGH to meet the needs of the underprivileged in Scott County. If you can help, by donating personally or collect food or donations from co-workers, please DO! YOUR $25.00 bill (OK, you can write a check) wil...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Help the Cops Help the KidsThe 2009 Shop with a Cop program will be held at a Georgetown Department Store on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 7:00 AM. This event, conducted by the Royal Springs Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police  gives underprivleged kids $125.00 to spend on Christmas.  The children are accompanied by local law enforcement officers as their shopping companion.  Tax Exempt Donations provide the funding for the program.  Donations can be made to "Shop with a Cop", 401 Outlet Center Drive, Suite #230, Georgetown, KY  40324.   "Share the Joy" , a jont community holiday effort, helps choose the children for participation in the program.The Family and Youth Services Centers at all Scott County Schools accept applications for children to participate in the program.Visit th...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Ward Hall, a historic mansion in Georgetown, KY is having a Haunted Plantation Tour for Halloween. EXPERIENCE THE HORRORS AND HAUNTINGS OF A TIME GONE BY AT THE MID-1850'S HAUNTED PLANTATION. RELIVE EVERYTHING FROM SOUTHERN BELLES TO JACK THE RIPPER. STORY TELLER AND AUTHOR KEVEN MCQUEEN WILL BE TELLING GHOSTLY STORIES OF KENTUCKY AND SIGNING COPIES OF HIS BOOK "THE KENTUCKY BOOK OF THE DEAD" ON THURSDAY EVENING. CONCESSIONS/SOUVENIRS AVAILABLE ON THE GROUNDS EACH NIGHT. THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH STARTS AT 8PMFRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH STARTS AT 8PMSATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST STARTS AT 8PM ADMISSION:12 AND UP $8.00UNDER 12 $5.00 NOTE: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 10   
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Spooktacular The Downtown Georgetown Merchants will be hosting a Spooktacular Friday, October 30th, 2009 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  Come join in the fun.\ - There will also be a Spooktaculary Block Party (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM) on South Hamilton featuring music, prizes, face painting, food, sales, etc, hosted by Sam's Hot Dog Stand, Granny's Goodies, Twisted Twigs, and The Montessori Experience.  More good family fun! - - - Downtown Georgetwon Halloween Trick or Treating will be from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 31, 2009. - Come show off your costumes, play some tricks, and get some treats. Join us in Downtown Georgetown, Kentucky for a great Halloween time!
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
 It's that time of year again in Georgetown, KY.  Horse parades, carnival, vendor booths, great food.  Come Join Us in Georgetown. Here's more of what is was like in 2007.                     Festival of the HorseCelebrating the 30th AnniversaryOctober 1-4, 2009 The Georgetown Fire Department will kick off the festivities on Thursday evening, October 1st, with the 8th annual Fireman's Chili Cook-off. Join in the fun and sample many different chili's. A great family night out for four under $20. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots for Georgetown/Scott County. The Festival of the Horse will take place on the streets of downtown Georgetown October 2-4, 2009. The Annual event will celebrate its' 30th anniversary in downtown this fall. The Festival of the Horse has promoted Scott County's horse her...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
YUCK!  A wet yucky crawl space to top off my last inspection of the week.   The sump pump was right at the entrance but it wasn't working. I got past it though only to find a lot more water that I didn't care to crawl through                   But I soon made it much better by taking my grandson down to the lake for swimming and fishing. Before we started catching fish he had to show me how he could fly.                        Then a fish or ten decided to bite his hook! Yeah, he's contemplating having to take it off the hook.  Grandpa has taught him how AND expects him to do it himself.           But you just know I had to outdo him, well OK, only on the fish, not the flying.                             I hope y'alls weekend goes as well as my Friday evening.  Even the thunderstorms he...
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By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
Scott County Kentucky Horse Farms - Georgetown  KY - Toyota - Kentucky Horse Farms For Sale Not only is Toyota in Georgetown KY 40324 but we have plenty of Kentucky horse farms in Scott County too! All around Lexington KY, it is like the spokes of a wagon wheel with different counties that all support the horse industry. Scott, Woodford, Bourbon, Jessamine, Madison and Clark counties all have Kentucky horse farms. Founded in 1785 Georgetown was first named Lebanon. Home to two famous residents Steve Zahn the actor and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. It is the largest building in the USA if measured by acres. It covers 200 acres! Nearby is the Kentucky Horse Park which will be host to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. It is the first time the games are to be held in North...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
I shared this with some people last year as it so adequately expresses Christmas.  I love it. I don't know who put this together.  I don't even know where it comes from. BUT, it is beautiful and I wanted to use it to share my Christmas wish with you. For those who celebrate it with me:   MERRY CHRISTMAS For those who celebrate in other ways: HAPPY HOLIDAYS It's a Power Point Presentation and I don't know how to start it automatically so it's a download from my file manager on my web server.  Click on the Christmas Card to see the slideshow.  Give it a minute to download, especially if you're on dial up. Merry Christmas from Erby, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector I hope y'all enjoy it as much as I do. If you don't have Power Point you can download a free Power Point Viewer from Micros...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
What do you get for a wife who just gets whatever she "needs" whenever she needs it?  I sure don't want to repeat the early years and get her a "vacumn cleaner" (What was I thinking! Truly ignorant & a LONG spell in the doghouse). Well, the other day I noticed some things that just may suit her decorating style or taste or whatever you want to call it.  Frank Hosley, a member of the Cedar Post Clan (read some of my other blogs about the Cedar Post), has just what you need.  Frank is a retired "something" that enjoys working with fine scrollwork and wood (when he's not busy riding his motorcycle or burning brush on his country place).  He's made some beautiful things that would make some really unique gifts for that special someone that you can't find anything for. Frank would probably a...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Thanksgiving offers a great opportunity to restart my long neglected blog.  It's been a busy year with very little time for fun things like blogging, but I'm thankful for that (so is my wife - keeps me out of her hair and my wallet fuller). I restart with a great activity (and looming tradition) at one of my favorite local places:  The Cedar Post Restaurant - five miles north of the courthouse in Georgetown, Kentucky.  I see very few of the same people on a frequent basis.  Being a lonely Kentucky Licensed Home Inspector, I spend a bit of time there for the camaraderie the staff and other members of the Liar's Table provide.  It also provides a great place to write my reports while someone else brings me coffee!                     Beverly Nobles, the matriarch of the Cedar Post clan, o...
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By Steve Campbell
(Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate)
  Very nice office complex in Georgetown KY.  Formerly Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate building.  About 5900 sq.ft. and 1.3 acres of land with metal storage building in rear.  21 parking spaces available (11 front and 10 rear) and more possible with 2 entry points.  4 entry points to building and several different possibilities for office configurations.  Could be leased several different ways.  Call for more information.  859-312-3550.
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
I've been fortunate that in all the crawl spaces in all the world (that I've been into) I hadn't yet found any of those nasty poisonous critters that tend to inhabit those dark nether regions of a house. Until TODAY that is.  Inspecting a brand new (one year, never been occupied) home in a subdivisiion north of Georgetown, Kentucky.  Fortunately I saw her before she saw me.   Pretty as she was, there was still an audible "pop" as gloved hands sent her to Heaven.  Along with a short note in the buyer's report about treating the crawl space for spiders. Worst I've ever ran into before (and still) was a snarling possum behind a piece of plywood in the dirt floored cellar of an older home during a Georgetown, KY Home Inspection.
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
  Ooooops!  She changed it. Want some really good home cooking??Want family entertainment without the booze hounds??(disclaimer: I'm a frequent customer but don't have any financial interest in the place) Go North, young man! Or old man, young woman, old woman and all those family ages in between.That's about 5 miles north of the Scott County Courthouse in Georgetown on Highway 25.Beverly Nobles' Cedar Post Restaurant, Georgetown, KY fills one need, good home cooking, 6 days a week (Mon - Sat) from 6:00 AM to at least 8:00 PM (later on Friday & Saturday nights).On Saturday nights, (and now Friday nights too!) Karaoke takes over (though the good home cooking is still available and widely used).  Garrett Neace brings his Karaoke machines, music and style to the Cedar Post every Saturday n...
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By Gene Keyse, Georgetown, Lexington, Kentucky Property Inspector
(4 Keyse Property Inspections)
 These snowmen went on display this last weekend. They line the downtwn sidewalks, displayed in front of the local buisnesses. They are a lovely site and really set  the mood for the Christmas holiday. Come visit downtown Georgetown and see these one of a kind snowmen. November 30, 2007Unveiling of Frosty and Friends IVAuction in February 2008. For information, 502-863-1060 
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
This past weekend Georgetown celebrated with the Festival of the Horse, an annual event celebrating the role of the horse to the history of Scott County. There were exhibits, concessions, arts & crafts, carnival, and a 5k run along with stage entertainment throughout the festival.Here's some pictures (OK, I'm not the world's greatest photographer) from the Grand Parade last night.Hover your mouse over the picture to see the label.  (Couldn't see typing it twice.)                   Georgetown's main shopping district was shut down to traffic.  Who would want to try to drive thru this?    And of course let's not forget the carnival!   I have no idea who my grandson is flirting with.                     Someone had to go on the big kids rides with him.Practicing already.                   ...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Well, I returned safely from Chicago (3 days of writing & reviewing new questions for the National Home Inspector Exam) but needed a breath of fresh air and some entertainment.Driving down the road just north of Georgetown, I found my answer.  The Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association was in town, sponsored by the Georgetown-Scott County Fraternal Order of Police.Unfortunately, my "real" camera wasn't with me.  So the pictures are from my cell phone camera (1st time I've used it in the few months I've had it).  I should have practiced more before, as you can see below.$10.00, three big fat hot dogs (loaded with condiments) and two hours of good entertainment.  Met some nice people, including a couple of candidates running for local elections, passed out several business cards (market...
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