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Goodyear Blimp heading into northwest wind

2024-05-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Steve Coomer.
Steve Coomer also spotted this week's most fun visitor in the sky. He writes, "the Goodyear blimp found slow going, heading into a northwest wind on their way to Louisville for the PGA Championship." This was the view over Columbia from Hudson Street.

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Fire Department says thank you for donation

2024-05-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo submitted by Billy Hadley.
Thanks to Alex and Whitney Burkett and family from Baker Street Repair for the donation of a pallet (84 cases) of water to the Columbia Adair County Fire Department. We appreciate you all so much. The Burketts are pictured with 2024 CACFD Crusade for Children Chairman Phillip Richard.

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Nature's blossoms at the old Fairgrounds

2024-05-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
On a morning walk at the old Fairgrounds, these blossoms stood out - pink clover, white clover, a little yellow flower and one, at left, that I appealed to our friend for an identity. Billy Joe Fudge knew that flowering bush - the one that contributes to the air smelling so sweet this week. It is Chinese Privet. He said, "It is nasty, spreads really quickly and takes over some areas completely." Come to think of it, there were a great many of the bushes in the old fencerow.

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Armadillo that didn't get across the road

2024-05-18 - Adair County, KY - Photo from Vicky Pike of Miss Vicky's Pampered Angus Ranch.

This unlucky armadillo was spotted by Deputy Gary Roy on the bypass in Columbia attempting to cross the road.

Poor fellow didn’t make it. This is the first one I’ve seen in our area.

It was shared with me during election school. Thanks for sharing Deputy Roy.

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Veterans banners going up around Columbia

2024-05-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Downtown Columbia is graced by banners where families are honoring Veterans from this area. City staff is working to place this one on Burkesville Street. There will be a service of dedication on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 9:30amCT at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia.

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View from inside Trabue Russell House

2024-05-17 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The rose garden makes an inspiring view out the window of the dining room in the historic Trabue Russell House in Columbia.

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Travel: Forest Gump Hill, Extreme Southern Utah

2024-05-17 - Utah - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis Woodworking.
Robert writes, "This location on Highway 163 has become a hotspot for tourism. The State of Utah has installed several pull-offs for visitors wanting to take a selfie here. With Monument Valley in the background, this is the hill where Forest Gump ended his cross-country run in the movie. Even with the reduced speed signs on this stretch of the road, it's still quite dangerous as there's lots of traffic constantly flowing both ways.

It reminded me of being at the ocean and seabirds darting out to the waters edge for a morsel of food, only to rush off quickly because of the next wave to come crashing in. In this place it was the tourists running out on the highway between the few seconds of a break in traffic to take a selfie or short video. As mentioned, it was somewhat dangerous but also exciting in a strange way. Well worth the stop!

I used the opportunity to do some street/landscape photography. At first glance, viewers will assume I befriended these tourists in order to take a pic, but no. So, what's really going on is revealed in the photo...and hard to spot. Care to guess?"

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