Why Do I Live Where The Air Hurts My Face?

The Air Hurts My Face Why Do I Live Where The Air Hurts My Face?The Air Hurts My Face Why Do I Live Where The Air Hurts My Face? I have been asking that question for the past couple of weeks now. Not sure if the temperature has been above freezing here in Kentucky for the past two weeks. I just know that the air hurts my face.

We used to get a lot more snow when I was growing up, now it seems like it just gets cold. I hate the cold weather with a passion but I also know that it is necessary to kill off bugs. It was -2 Fahrenheit here this morning that would be -18 Celsius for my metric readers.

So why do I live where the air hurts my face? It’s Lewis County, Kentucky nuff said for me. But for my out of town friends and followers and readers, Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State. It is where amicable individuals and southern hospitality still flourish. Anyplace you travel, you will discover something intriguing. Before you know it, you will get yourself drawn into what we as a whole affectionately call the “Bluegrass Vortex”. Depending on the season, we might even get you to watch UK Basketball too.

UofL or UK, pick one. Though we do not have a professional sports team to cheer on, the huge rivalry between University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky most definitely makes up for it. This rivalry is unlike anyone that you have seen before. In my neck of the woods in the hills of Kentucky, it would be UK basketball all the way. UofL is fightin words in this part of the country plus we are allergic to them.

Just one more reason why I live here. Lewis County is one of the most Republican-leaning counties in Kentucky. The last Democrat to win the county in a presidential election was Samuel J. Tilden in 1876. Lewis County is ranked as the 14th largest county in Kentucky by way of land at 482.84 sq. miles. We rank 80th place out of 120 counties in population though, so we don’t have ourselves piled on top of one another. There might be a few more people or there might be fewer people the last census count was 13K and some change in people living here.


Who can forget the Bourbon? Kentucky is well known for its Bourbon, worldwide in fact. According to Bourbon Facts, there is now 1.5 barrels for every person living in Kentucky (census population 4,425,092). Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon, crafting 95 percent of the world’s supply. Only the Bluegrass State has the perfect natural mix of climate, conditions and pure limestone water necessary for producing the world’s greatest Bourbon.

We are also known for racehorses, but not so much here where I live. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of horses here in Lewis County, KY. but as far as I know they don’t race them, just ride. The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest events in Kentucky, it’s the Mardi Gras of Kentucky.

Why Do I Live Where The Air Hurts My Face?

That is just a few reasons why I live where the air hurts my face.

Where I grew up is hidden away


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6 thoughts on “Why Do I Live Where The Air Hurts My Face?

  1. To make you feel just a bit better about where you live, it is -22 below in Wisconsin! Please send bourbon…! Stay warm!

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! Thanks, I used to deliver chemicals in a tanker in Sheboygan, WI. and in the wintertime they had to pull our tractor trailers inside a heated building if we were there all night. They did that to keep the product from freezing – as well as the drivers from freezing. I am thinking one night it was like -40 below with the windchill… Wisconsin is a beautiful state except in the wintertime!! Stay warm yourself!

  2. Hi! I was living in Woodstock, New York. Brrrrrrr!!!!! :0 Reloacted to Florida. I miss the snow and the deer, but not the cold, cold weather. Enjoyed your post!!!! Loved the illustration, too! 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. The weather in Kentucky changes every 10 minutes it seems like. It was 63 degrees the other day and 32 degrees and snowing the next day. Its 61 today and going to snow Thursday.. It’s crazy!

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