You could say that Sherry Bogard is in a pickle, but that’s a good thing.
Bogard, youth services librarian at the Shelby County Public Library, was named the top children’s librarian in the state of Kentucky for 2011, receiving the Miss Pickle Award, presented annually by the Kentucky Public Library Association to the top children’s librarian out of 120 in the state.
Fifteen years ago, Kathryn Goodman said, when she lost her husband, C.L., to lung cancer, she never suspected that anything positive would come out of such a tragic situation.
But enrolling in grief counseling classes through Hosparus led her to begin volunteering for the organization, and since then, her daughter, Kimberly Jansing, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Jansing, have joined the ranks of Hosparus volunteers.
Memorial Day dawned bright and sunny, so much so that the intense heat drove those who had come for the outdoor service Monday to the shade under the trees at Grove Hill Cemetery, abandoning the rows of chairs, lined up as neat and orderly as the rows upon of soldiers’ graves marked with small crosses.