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Letter: Linda Dobson got it right

Robert Ellis writes:
Linda Dobson guessed correctly...old Brush Creek Bridge in Green County. --Robert
Comments re article 105211 Letter Where Am I Brush Creek


2019-07-21 21:15:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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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: 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 | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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


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

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 | Printable version | 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


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

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


2019-07-21 12:29:55 | Comments | Printable version | 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 | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 21 July 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


2019-07-21 07:59:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

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


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

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


2019-07-21 07:56:32 | Comments | Printable version | 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


2019-07-21 07:55:59 | Comments | Printable version | 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.


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


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)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 2019
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1:00pmCTServices for Ella J. Holmes, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019) | (ID:58369, Comment)
2:00pmCTYouth Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer | (ID:58346, Comment)
4:00pmCTSummer Splash at Glens Fork Nazarene | (ID:58339, Comment)
6:00pmCTGradyville Baptist Church Revival | (ID:58224, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Trinity United Methodist Church | (ID:58349, Comment)
6:30pmCTGod Praises singing at Hadley Community Church | (ID:58371, Comment)

 

























 
 
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