- Mary Kathryn Connell Pottinger obituary
- Robert A Staab Obituary (submitted by his wife Cherry Weakley Staab, July 22, 2020)
- THE 2020 POTTENGER-POTTINGER REUNION HAS BEEN CANCELLED
- Bicentennial: New Haven - Celebrate Our History
- Obituary Howard Eugene Pottenger
- Remey and Lula Morgan Pottinger homestead at Gethsemane, Ky
- MERRY CHRISTMAS
- Obituary, Lenora Ann (Markwell) Wuest, February 24, 1939 - December 7. 2019
- Obituary Laurinda Pottinger Snider OCTOBER 12, 1938 ~ OCTOBER 24, 2019 (AGE 81)
- Silo, the film, highlights grain collapse dangers and brings new safety devices to rural communities
- Silo, the film, highlights grain collapse dangers and brings new safety devices to rural communities.
- Pottenger-Pottinger 55th Reunion, October 12, 2019
- Avery Wilson, NY School of Medicine, awarded Research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
- George Washington Pottenger's circa 1840 Brick House Mansion near Gethsemane For Sale
- Quint Pottinger featured in The Progressive Farmer paper, November 2018
- Thomas Nelson Society Children of the American Revolution book
- 54th Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion, October 13, 2018
- Obituary for Dirk Boyd McCoy, husband of Alma Pottinger McCoy
- Hardy Joseph Barry Pottinger II
- George Earl Pottinger obituary
- Ron Pottinger and his company, Blendex, recognized in Louisville's Business First magazine
- 53rd POTTENGER-POTTINGER REUNION, OCTOBER 14, 2017
- Sarah Sanborn Jay obituary
- Geneva (Skaggs) Pottinger obituary
- LB POTTINGER IN WWII
- Uncle Joe and Aunt Flo as remembered by Ruth Ann Pottinger-Amato
- Joseph Willard Pottinger obit
- Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion and activities
- Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion 2016
- Capt. Samuel Pottenger’s Clash with an Angry Bear
- Lafe S Pence Six Articles about Pottenger's Creek, published in the Lebanon Enterprise, 1920
- Pottenger Creek 1st Article, L S Pence, January 2, 1920
- Pottenger Creek 2nd Article, L S Pence, February 6, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek 3rd Article, L S Pence, March 6, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek 4th Article, L S Pence, April 2, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek 5th Article, L S Pence, May 7, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek 6th Article, L S Pence, June 4, 1920
- Norma Jean Pottenger Obituary
- Pottinger Farms: Championing Change, Building on Tradition
- Pottenger Cemetery to be named Kentucky Pioneer Cemetery
- Obituary Gladys L Morrow Pottenger
- Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion, October 2016
- Robert M Weakley obituary
- Pottenger's Creek, Article 1 by LS Pence, Lebanon Enterprise,
- Pottenger's Creek, Article 2 by LS Pence, Lebanon Enterprise, Feb 6, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek, Article 3 by LS Pence, Lebanon Enterprise, Mar 6, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek, Article 4 by LS Pence, Lebanon Enterprise, Apr 2, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek, Article 5 by LS Pence, Lebanon Enterprise, May 7, 1920
- Pottenger's Creek, Article 6 by LS Pence, Lebanon Enterprise, Jun 4, 1920
- Pottinger's Creek from Kentucky Reports Book One, 1800
- A few 1979 Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion photos have been added
- The Life of Capt Samuel Pottenger, by Ron Pottinger, Oct 10, 2015
- Beverly Steele Draper obituary
- Cousin Pam Pottinger Howard made us aware of the passing of Nettie Gorman
- New Family Obits
- Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion 2015
- Rita Pottinger Niman obituary
- Rita Pottinger Niman celebrates 100th birthday
- Rita Pottinger Niman Passing
- 50th Pottenger-Pottinger Reunion Agenda
- Farm Bureau Members Honor Quint Pottinger as "Champions of Change"for Agriculture, July 29, 2014
- Pottenger-Pottinger in the News
- Kentucky Standard 1923 Pottinger Reunion Announcement
- Great Grandfather Captain Thomas Lewis Grave Marking
- 2014 Pottenger-Pottinger Cookbook
FILM AIMS TO SAVE FARM LIVES
Silo, the film, highlights grain collapse dangers and brings new safety devices to rural communities.
Author: Chris Williams, Published: 10/11/19
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (WHAS11)-Part of our area became Hollywood for part of summer and, Saturday, the film makes its Kentucky debut at the Louisville Film Festival.
But this picture is doing more than entertain. “Silo” is a life-saving mission and the production already improved safety for farmers in some of our communities.
Quint Pottinger and his dad work their slice of Kentucky paradise in Larue County. A Pottinger has farmed this land since shortly after the Revolutionary War.
Silos dot the landscape. They’re an architectural icon of America.
These shining silver symbols lured a film crew here last harvest.
“Most people in the industry would have thought it was a safety film, to begin with”, explained Quint Pottinger. “It's actually a film about community, especially rural communities and the struggles you go through with the people that live around you. And when tragedy strikes, you just have to find a way to come together.”
Silo, the film, also spotlights a common danger. Every year, farmers are killed by grain collapse. Purdue University reported a 2018 increase in a number of entrapments (30) and deaths (15).
Quint took us inside an empty silo to explain that, as grain is poured in from the top, a mechanism on the bottom sometimes gets clogged so farmers climb in to break the clog with long poles.
When that clog clears, the grain can quickly pour out and suck a person underneath, trapping and suffocating them.
Many now wear harnesses to prevent getting stuck and are urged to work in teams.
Film production included several local fire departments... the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and brought in new safety devices designed to break those clogs and help first responders save lives.
“Because of this film in our area, we've been able to get a grain safety tube in nearly every volunteer fire department around here”, Pottinger said. “And just the actual awareness of what has happened, I think, has gotten people thinking twice.”
The goal is to get the film in rural communities across the country. But Quint and producers feel it's already doing its job of not just entertaining but saving lives by reminding people of the dangers that come with working to feed the world.