I think the tip-off was that one fish was found dead on the banks in a patch of wild mint….while a group of his schoolmates was seen standing fin to fin, and an investigator distinctly heard a very gargly version of "My Old Kentucky Home" being sung…..
Finally the true definition of the phrase, "drinks like a fish."
Execellent story there Mr Mayor.
FollowUp 2— Scientists from the Kentucky Dept. of Natural Resources are investigating a large "Fish-Kill" in a stream near the site of the fire at the Jim Beam Storage Barn. It is suspected that the cause of the Kill is runoff from the fire-site.(fact)
My personal evaluation of the situation[;)]—It has been difficult finding hard evidence supporting the ‘run-off’ theory since witnesses who claim to have observed several head-on collisions between fish (causing fatalities) in the named stream have proved to be unreliable when they (the witnesses) failed the Sobriety Tests given when they made their statements.
An informal survey made of the technicians who gathered the water samples from the alledged bourbon-boosted stream found that 7 of the 20 collectors preferred a little ice added to their samples before tasting them. The balance of the testers drank the samples ‘straight up’. 2 of the gentlemen are still sampling the stream-water, referring to it as "Sipping Water’, not to be consumed in a hurry.
The State officials overseeing the testing reported this afternoon that testing will continue until the last technician completes his work, which must be by 2am tonight, when Streams close legally in Kentucky.
At lunch one day, Winston Churchill once asked his scientific eminence grise, Frederick Lindemann (Lord Cherwell to the rest of England, "The Prof" to Churchill and his family) how many railroad boxcars full of champagne he had drunk in his lifetime. The Prof pulled out his sliderule and got to work on the problem, calculating the constants of Winston’s age and the fact that he usually had champagne both at lunch and dinner. Soon he had the answer.
"Only part of one," he said.
Churchill sighed. "So little time, so much to achieve…."
Not having ever acquired the taste for dark liquors, I’m not going to cry over spilt bourbon. Now if it had been Stoli or a couple other vodkas I might. Or a good rum, like Cpt. Morgan’s coconut rum. That and cherry coke, om my god! Nummy [:)]
As for vanilla coke, Coke can keep it. That and lemon flavored coke. Although I do like Pepsi’s lemon flavored.
Mayor – I totally agree. The only Vanilla coke should come from Sonic!
I was thinking it wouldn’t be as tragic[:(] if it were a storage barn for barrels of Vanila Coke Syrup!! The stuff is so bad that Kroger’s is selling a 12 pack for 99cents this week.
News followup last night (wed.) showed flames still burning the ground (all that remains is ash) at the site. it takes a while to consume a million gallons of Bourbon…(for some folks!!)
To each his/her own when it comes to beverage of choice.[:p]
I would be more upset if it was the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville PA, truthfully!!! [}:)]
I was in Nashville that night and was beseiged by the same weather system that was pounding Kentucky. I totally subscribe to the lightning theory. I haven’t seen a lightning storm like that since the one that hit NYC in 1977 and caused a major blackout. Definitely puts things in perspective. . .
Oh, the humanity!!!!!!
As quoted by Kent Brockman
It was a news break all yesterday afternoon…and the lead story on Louisville TV last night.
Over 1,000,000 gallons of J B went up in flame.[:(] Luckily it was not the main distillery building and storage barn…but rather one building of several located close to Bardstown, about 8 miles from the Main Complex.
The TV folks spent a great deal of time comparing this fire to the Heavens Hill Fire in 1996. In that one several of the storage barns burned, destroying over 120,000 barrels (roughly 6.5 million gallons of Heavens Hill). You may have seen some footage of the 1996 fire, since thousands of gallons of bourbon flowed into a nearby river, then ignited..Woods and riverfront damage extended 6 miles downstream before the fire departments involved managed to stop the spread.
Footage today just shows blackened ground, a few small flames here and there and a totally destroyed warehouse/barn.[|)] First analysis is that the fire was Lightening started.
BTW if you are ever in the area, the main Jim Beam complex is very visitor friendly. It is located about a mile of I-65 about 25 miles south of Louisville.[8D]
Jim in NC
Just heard/saw minutes ago on tv news that it’s still burning!
It must have been them guvment men.
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