Thousands sharing pictures of Amish acts of kindness in Auburn
By Jim Turner


Posted on January 24, 2016 8:03 PM



Pictures of members of the Amish community in and around Auburn clearing snow and ice from Auburn streets Saturday have become a social media sensation.

WTVF-Channel 5 in Nashville carried on their Facebook page one of the pictures, which was sent to them by Eric Tisdale of Auburn. The caption:

A story out of Auburn, Kentucky (Logan County) has gone viral. The Amish community there has been plowing side roads and driveways to help out residents without being asked. (Photo sent in by Eric Tisdale)"

By 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the post had drawn over 51,000 Likes and 1,300 comments. Additionally, it had been shared over 22,000 times.

The irony of the situation is that several members of the Amish community have been issued warrants for not having collection devises to collect waste attached to their horses as they travel the streets of Auburn. Two of them spent time in the Logan County Detention Center for refusing to pay the resulting fine this son.

Members of the Amish community are known to have discussed selling their property and moving to an area where they feel more welcome. 

Russellville Sexton Kenny Gregory posted a picture and said, “This is really commendable of them after the way they were treated!”

Several people commented on Gregory’s post and other pictures that were posted. The LoJo found no negative comments against the Amish under either Gregory’s post or the Channel 5 posting.

Following are some of the comments:

Paulette Canler: They have my appreciation.

Barry Gibbs: Speaks volume of their character

Linda Meeks Thompson: They are our friends and neighbors. I hope they get the thanks that they deserve!

Shelby Lyn Harris: They are some of the best people.

Mickey Thomas:  Shows character. You don't see anyone that was complaining about their streets out there helping the community.

Stanley Fleming: Great character

Susan Porter: They are showing great character after how they were treated!

Debbie Marrs: They are living what they believe.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Ernie Wilkins: Good people who will help anyone in need

Terry Hunter: They work from the heart, not the pocket. God bless them all!

Phyllis Balance: This was an awesome sight in Auburn today! Amish road grader! There was another one on 621 also!

Eric Tisdale: Despite numerous complaints from residents, the Amish still turn out to help neighbors. 

Jim Marcum: Amish people may life a different lifestyle than most of us can understand but they are kind loving people that a community should be grateful to have in their lives.

Jo Orange: I saw something today I had never seen before nor had my 98-year-old father-in-law (Denzel Orange). Wilber Mast was clearing the snow off the streets of Auburn with his two horses pulling a grader blade. They were doing great work! Thanks to him and all the fine folks cleaning the snow off the streets and roads in Logan County!

 




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