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Letter: On sleeping outside in hot weather

Comments re article 105218 Meanwhile back in the Shire July 1934

By Billy Joe Fudge

My Dad, Ordell Fudge, who passed in 2009 was born in November of 1925, and would have been 8 during the Summer of 1934.

Dad loved all the seasons but his favorites would have been Fall and Winter. Although he loved both because it was a time for hunting and trapping, which were his passion; he loved the cooler and even cold weather.

When folks would lament his love for the cold, he would always say, "you can put on enough clothes to stay warm but you can't take off enough to get cool"!


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2019-07-21 20:33:01 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


TheatreFest: Tom Sawyer


2019-07-21 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
Tom Sawyer (Ty Coleman), center, and his band of friends get the fence painted for Aunt Polly.


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Letter: Mystery photo is in Green County

Paul Eastridge writes:
Hudgins Highway in Green County--turn at Bloyds Crossroad --Paul
Comments re photo 84485 Clue 2 Where Am I


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2019-07-21 20:30:15 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 74 F
Casey: 73 · Cumberland: 74 · Green: 76
Metcalfe: 76 · Russell: 74 · Taylor: 76
Updated at 10:00pm Sunday, July 21, 2019

Kentucky Mesonet Links:
Adair County - Casey County - Cumberland County - Metcalfe County - Taylor County

National Weather Service Links:
Burkesville. Campbellsville. Columbia. Edmonton. Greensburg. Jamestown. Liberty. Russell Springs

Meanwhile, back in the Shire: July, 1934

Eighty-five years ago, as July 1934 began nudging toward August, a blistering heat wave continued its stifling, suffocating grip on the nation, as it had done for the better part of four weeks; the Depression, nearing the end of a fifth miserable year, showed no signs of relenting; and federal agents, acting on tip, took out John Dillinger, "one of the most dangerous desperadoes of the day," in a hail of bullets as he exited a movie house in Chicago.

By JIM

But meanwhile, back in the Shire...

The News reported that on Monday, July 23, 1934, the mercury in Columbia and neighboring Greensburg soared to 107 degrees, with many older Adair Countians claiming this was "the most intense heat on record over a long period." The paper further stated many homes were so hot at night, even ones generally comfortable in the summer months, residents had to move outside to sleep. And too, it noted, "Every available swimming hole within a radius of thirty miles has been crowded with bathers for several days." (This was but one of an incredible string of heat waves across America in the 1930s.)

At the order of the City Council, many of Columbia's streets had been much improved in recent days. All the major side streets, including the ones leading to Lindsey Wilson and the Columbia Graded and High School, had been graded and given a macadam surface.


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2019-07-21 12:34:46 | Comments | See topic Jim: History


Letter: Many would like to see old Spout Springs School restored

Mike Crain writes:
This is the old Spout Springs School. Henry Giles & many other children attended this school. So many have expressed a desire to see this building restored but it is privately owned and not restored. --Mike
Comments re photo 84483 Whats the building to the right of the Giles cabin property


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2019-07-21 12:31:04 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Events scheduled for today, July 21, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
1:00pmCTServices for Ella J. Holmes, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019) (ID:58369 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
2:00pmCTYouth Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (ID:58346 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
4:00pmCTSummer Splash at Glens Fork Nazarene (ID:58339 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTGradyville Baptist Church Revival (ID:58224 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Vacation Bible School at Trinity United Methodist Church (ID:58349 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:30pmCTGod Praises singing at Hadley Community Church (ID:58371 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above, a printable version of today's events, and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Submission Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Scenic Kentucky: Lake Cumberland Motel sign


2019-07-21 - Russell Co., KY - Photo by Tiffany Kessler.
A vintage monument of sorts stands at the junction of 55 South and US 127 in Jamestown. The sign and deserted gas station brings back fond memories for those traveling through the area. Currently a new bypass is being built directly across "memory lane".


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Today - SUNDAY with CM - 21 July 2019
For Day 202 of 2019. There are 163 days remaining in 2019.

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 21, 2019:
Procrastination
is never agreeable
when one wants things now.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 21 July 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2868


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Letter: Pension politics raises questions

Ann Pearson writes:
Maybe I just don't know who things work but why are taxpayer funds going to fund government employees pensions? If I want a pension I have to pay into it and that's it, if I don't put into it then I don't have anything. Why are excess funds that could be used in our schools and other such needful places going to pay pensions for those who have more money than most tax payers in the first place? What happened to their money? Was it mismanaged, lost? If so why do we pay it back?

I just think that excess funds should be used for things like our children's future by bettering their education. Funny how the Gov. wanted only HIS version of the pension plan to be considered; I wonder why? --Ann
Comments re article 105212 Legislature to hear pension bills from Democrats and Republicans


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2019-07-21 12:29:55 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Carol Perkins: A trip to Rome

Previous column: It's all in who you know

By Carol Perkins

In planning for our vacation with the youngest grandchild, Noah, Guy suggested we go to Italy where he spent Christmas of 1966 (Navy) in Genoa and has wanted me to see the Vatican since his visit to the country.

I began to plan. Rome, Florence, and Venice were the destinations I wanted us to see, with three days in each. I prepared Noah by sending him a young person's guide to Italy (which I could understand better than some I'd read) and he was ready to go! I prepared myself by getting another shot in the knee!

We left Nashville, flew to Atlanta, and then nine hours to Rome, arriving a different day and time zone. The first night there I had booked a sunset tour called, "Rolling Rome." A golf cart ride took us to all the highlights of the Old City, which included every structure anyone could want to see. The young Italian driver had studied in the U.S. and had spent a semester at Campbellsville University.


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2019-07-21 08:03:13 | Comments | See topic Carol Perkins

Letter: Check with Papa Joe Spires for Giles history

Paul Parker writes:
"Papa Joe" Spires has a vivid recollection of growing up on or near the Giles property as he nears the young age of 99. While still visiting the springs regularly he would be one to converse with for information on this topic. --Paul
Comments re photo 84483 Whats the building to the right of the Giles cabin property


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2019-07-21 07:57:45 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Arrivals and departures at Blue Grass Airport


2019-07-21 - Lexington, KY - Photo by Pen.
Passenger planes were coming and going with some regularity on a recent Saturday stop at Blue Grass Airport on the outskirts of Lexington.


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Legislature to hear pension bills from Democrats and Republicans

By John Cheves and Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin wanted the special legislative session he called this week to consider only his own proposed changes to the state pension system. Lawmakers had other ideas when they convened Friday morning.

The Republican-controlled Kentucky House referred three bills to a committee hearing Saturday -- Bevin's plan and two Democratic alternatives. Bevin's detailed, five-page call for the special session was narrowly tailored, instructing the General Assembly to consider the one pension bill that he favored. However, GOP legislative leaders said setting their agenda is their prerogative.

Read more at kentucky.com


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2019-07-21 07:56:32 | Comments | See topic Politics

Letter: Where Am I? Brush Creek

Linda Dobson writes:
Brush Creek, Brush Creek Baptist Church in background, Summerville, KY. Green County --Linda
Comments re photo 84485 Clue 2 Where Am I


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2019-07-21 07:55:59 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Last chance to see Adventures of Tom Sawyer is today at LWC

Today, Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2pmCT is the last performance of Mark Twain's classic story The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The play is in the VP Henry Auditorium on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

The actors are part of the TheatreFest! IMAGINE! Youth Theatre.


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2019-07-21 00:32:34 | Comments

Letter: Frank and Bessy Giles' house

Ricky Burton writes:
That was a one-room school house - after it was a school house I believe Janice's father and mother-in-law lived there, Frank and Bessy Giles. --Ricky
Comments re photo 84483 Whats the building to the right of the Giles cabin property


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2019-07-20 21:53:05 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Travel: The Old Pike County, KY Courthouse


2019-07-21 - Pikeville, KY - Photo by Tiffany Kessler.
The former look of the Pike County Courthouse - exactly like Adair County before the wings were added.

Paired photo: Travel: The New Pike County, KY Courthouse


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Southern Heirs singing at Salem Baptist

By Charles Shepherd

The Southern Heirs will be singing Sunday night, July 28, 2019, at 6:30pmCT, at Salem Baptist Church located at Hwy 910 and 76 in the Salem community of Russell Springs. Pastor Larold Gosser and congregation welcomes every to a night of Southern Gospel Music.


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2019-07-20 21:13:49 | Comments

International students visit Green River Marina

By Dakota Smith

Brandon Reed, National Champion of wrestling from Taylorsville, Kentucky, Safia Bright, National Champion of track and field from Ghana- fiance of Goabaone Mosheleketi, National Champion of track and field from Botswana, Zalmico Harmon, Personal Trainer of Washington D.C., Dakota Smith, Assistant Director of ISP of Jackson, Tennessee, and Sabine Eastham, Director of ISP, Germany all took to Green River Lake on July 19 to cool off for the day.

Learning how to swim is not an easy task! However, three people were able to catch on very quickly with the help of skilled swimmers, Sabine Eastham and Dakota Smith. Not only did we learn to swim, but we were able to drive a pontoon, which was very interesting to say the least!


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2019-07-20 21:06:37 | Comments | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Thanks to Brandy Held from FM2

By Donna Jones
Market Coordinator

I would like to Thank Brandy Held for being the chairperson of the Little Mr and Miss Farmers Market Pageant, when I asked her if she would be willing to help with this project she stepped up, took on the job and made it an outstanding time for the children that took part in the pageant.


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2019-07-20 20:58:54 | Comments

UPDATE, ROAD REOPENED: Tree down, blocking Taylor Ford Road

UPDATE: 7:38pm Taylor Ford Road has been cleared and is reopened.

From Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

5:49pmCT - There is a tree across the road on Taylor Ford road just before the bridge on the 206 end. Road department is on the way but please use caution.

Road is completely blocked at this time!


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2019-07-20 17:53:32 | Comments

Travel: The New Pike County, KY Courthouse


2019-07-21 - Pikeville, KY - Photo by Tiffany Kessler.
The current Pike County Courthouse after renovations in the 1930's.

Paired photo: Travel: The Old Pike County, KY Courthouse


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Cynthia Jane Rowe, 82, Adair County, KY (1937-2019)

Cynthia was known for her charity work and she was very active in politics, having served on the Adair County Democrat Executive Board, was a member of the Adair County Fair Association, Egypt Court #76 of the Ladies Shrine of North America, a Lady Legionette, Eastern Star and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was also an avid basketball fan where she would sit on the front row at the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium for many years cheering for Adair County.

Cynthia Jane Rowe, 82, of Columbia, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 5-8 in the evening on Monday, July 22.


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2019-07-20 13:40:32 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

One Giant Leap for Mankind knocked off Addie's story

Most who were adults in that year remember where they were July 20, 1969. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, I picture two highlights - one on the black and white television and one in the rocker watching it.

By Linda Waggener


On a hot July 20, 1969, I was in the unairconditioned home of my outrageously awesome grandmother Addie Turner Leftwich for a good visit over lunch of pinto beans, fresh garden tomatoes and buttered cornbread, after which the house would quiet as she watched her "show", her favorite soap opera, As The World Turns.

The black and white television was on in the front room with Walter Cronkite announcing the news of America's astronauts landing on the surface of the moon.


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2019-07-20 07:52:40 | Comments

Letter: Adair County lost a true treasure, Miss Cynthia Rowe

Victoria Pike writes:
This week Adair County lost a true treasure, Miss Cynthia Rowe. She served her community for many years as an Adair County Jaycee. Also she served at the food pantry behind the Methodist church on Burkesville street. There are many children and adults who didn't go to bed hungry in this community because of her efforts. She served as chair of Parks and Recreation board as well and did her very best to see the children had a nice place to play. She was always willing to try to help anyone in need through her many connections. I will be lost without my friend. Where one was, the other wasn't far behind. She was 81 but she certainly didn't seem like it. She kept up with the rest of us 50-ish year olds up to this week. She will be greatly missed by many. --Vicky


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2019-07-20 07:43:11 | Comments

Letter: Teachers touch the future

James Carmicle writes:
So true. Students know when they are respected and return that respect. Never underestimate a caring, kind and courteous teacher. Learning never stops and effective teachers instill motivation, inspiration and courage in all students. We may not always remember every name, but they never, and I mean NEVER forget the great, caring and respectful teachers who guided their paths to success and happiness. Teachers touch the future--they teach! --James

Comments re article 105149 Today THURSDAY with CM 18 July 2019


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2019-07-19 14:54:22 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mimosa tree, Silk tree, or Sleeping tree - all lovely


2019-07-21 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The pretty Mimosa Tree, blooming all over the area now, is also known as a "Silk" tree and the "sleeping" tree because of its night change. It's a summer marker in these parts.


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Reader looking for 1950's photo

Lynette Page Beighle writes:
Hi I am trying to find a 50's era picture of Cane Valley Christian Church. My Mom, Allene Page Watson grew up there & got married there in 1955. Thanks for any assistance you can offer. Thanks so much! --Lynette


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2019-07-19 14:53:07 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

What's Cooking in Columbia Today
Click restaurant names for hours, directions, and prices. Print What's Cooking

Betty's Country Cooking
MENU | 2339 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY (MAP) Phone 270-384-5664 | Non-smoking. Breakfast served anytime. Credit Cards accepted. Hours: Sunday 8:00amCT til 3:00pmCT, Monday through Saturday 6:00amCT til 8:00pmCT
On the hot bar at Betty's today, Sunday, July 21, 2019:
Catfish, Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots, Meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, pinto beans, hush puppies, beets, macaroni and cheese, broccoli casserole, and breaded zucchini.


Fiesta Mexico of Columbia
819 Jamestown St., Columbia KY. 270-384-6004. Hrs.: 10:30amCT daily; Sun, 11amCT
Authentic Mexican Restaurant
SUNDAY SPECIAL: BURRITO CALIFORNIA Choice of Large Burrito stuffed with Beef or Chicken, Beans Rice Lettuce Sour Cream and Topped with Cheese Dip. $7.99

Appetizers & Salads, Combination Dinners, Vegetarian Combinations, Especial of the House Grill, Especial Seafood, Especial Steak, A La Carte Orders, Side Orders, Kids Menu, Desserts and Beverages.

Have you discovered Columbia's best bar & drinks? Fiesta Mexico? . Margaritas Everyday with these specials Mon thru Thu: Small, $1.25!!! Medium, $2.50. Large, $5.25. Pitcher, $16.99, (Margaritas Plus Tax.) Weekdays:Try our Homemade Sangria. Small $2.25. Medium, $3.25. Large. $5.25. (Sangria prices including tax.)

--Roy Ayala



33 Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 21
Happy Anniversary, Marshall Lee Burton & Gola Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chandler Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.D. Zornes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Bishop (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lonnie Grant (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luke Meadows | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millard Eldon Kinnett (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Denton (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trish Aaon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Donnie and Ronnie Grider (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William R.Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhday, Gladys Viola Schlosnagle Broadwater, Burkesville, KY (1918-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Jean Watson, 76, Taylor County, KY (1942-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Oliver Griffith, Casey Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Wethington, Dunnville, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bethany Anne Mann, Taylor Co., KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Wayne Gaddie, Taylor Co., KY (1943 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Zimmerman, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie Sinclair, Jr., 87, Adair County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Frederick Land, Taylor County, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason Adam Willis, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1980-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendy Bricken, 64, Taylor Co., KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Willliam (Bill) Berge, Jr., 83, Burkesville, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jewell Penick, Green Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zane Spires, 78, Columbia, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emily Jean Shumpert, 43, Metcalfe Co., KY (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Dale (Bob) Harris, 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary V. Cordy, 71, Russell Co., KY/Jefferson Co., KY native (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery, Fayette Co./Green Co., KY native (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie J. Hudson, 80, Casey County, KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Audrey Brady, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack "Punkin"Hancock (July 21, 1947-October 28, 1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, twin sisters, Russell Co., KY, Annie Grider Coffey and Fannie Grider McKinley (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
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