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Brittany Crockett asks about photo from Whittler's poster

Brittany Crockett writes:
Does anyone have a copy of the photo that was taken for the 'The Whittlers" poster? --Brittany Crockett
Thanks, Brittany - - This is a question for the historians or one of the children of James & Emma Woody, who created The Whittlers, which combined a color photo of the Adair County Courthouse with the poem, The Whittler by the late John Shelley. Maybe someone can comment.

2017-01-01 16:39:22 | Comments | Printable version

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Colorful Mushroom nestled in an old stump

2017-01-01 - Coburg, KY area - Photo by Robert Ellis (c) .
"Coburg area, Caney Fork Creek. Hard pressed finding much contrasting color in the woods this time of year." - ROBERT ELLIS

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Harry Mack suggests Walmart for goats milk for ailing cat

Harry Mack writes:
Have you tried Walmart? I thought I saw it there in the fresh milk section. You may also find it in the canned milk section. --Harry Mack
Comments re article 87839 Ailing cat needs goat milk Anyone know a source

2017-01-01 16:29:37 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce M. Coomer: Ralph was kind in his scolding of CJ

Joyce M Coomer writes:
Ralph was being kind . . . I think the CJ area should be smaller! --Joyce M Coomer
Comments re photo 70415 New Years Eve 31 Dec 2007 Scolding ridicule for CJ

2017-01-01 16:28:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Thanks for writing about The Between Week

Comments re article 87798 The Whitehurst Diaries The Between Week
I am an admirer of the many writers and photographers who share their wealth of talent on, including Sharon Whitehurst and her word pictures created in this story of The Between Week. I wonder about, and hope to see more writing in future on the 'small New England hamlet' noted in mentions of the growing up years, the time before coming to south central Kentucky. I'd like to know more of the differences and more on the similarities between the two regions of this great country.
Thanks for writing!
Linda Waggener

2017-01-01 10:12:22 | Comments | Printable version

Ailing cat needs goat milk. Anyone know a source?

I have an ailing cat and am trying just about everything to get her to eat. Does anyone have goat milk I could by? A pint would be enough right now. Thanks for any assistance. Joyce M. Coomer 270-384-4495

2017-01-01 09:12:27 | Comments | Printable version

Russell Co. is top county for ABC licenses in CM 7-County area

CM 7-County Region now has 73 licensed alcoholic beverage outlets, an estimated 7-fold increase since January 1, 2016
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By Ed Waggener

Russell County ranks Number 1 in total of ABC licenses in the 7-County Area as of December 31, 2016, according to KY Alcoholic Beverage Commission License Look Up Portal.
  1. Russell County - 30 total ABC licenses issue
  2. Adair County - 12 total ABC licenses issue
  3. Cumberland County - 11 total ABC licenses issue
  4. Metcalfe County - 9 total ABC licenses issue (tied with Taylor but growing at a faster rate
  5. Taylor County - 9 total ABC licenses, all in Campbellsville
  6. Green County - 2 total ABC licenses
  7. Casey County - 0 total ABC licenses. Bone dry, nary a drop of legal sales
Last year on New Year's Eve, the CM 7-County area had one moist city - Campbellsville, in all of the region encompassing Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties.

New Year's Day, 2017, finds legal sales of alcoholic beverages in a majority of the territory - county wide "wet" in five of the counties; Campbellsville "wet" in the city, and Sunday sales permitted in two cities, Columbia and Jamestown - the latter through a special revenue arrangement with Russell County Fiscal Court.

2017-01-01 07:57:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Send birthdays now for today and for Jan & Feb 2017

49 ENTRIES THIS MORNING AT 8amCT. It's a good time to check listings. January's list will be viewable until January 31, 2017 online, after which the February & March list be will featured.

Special shared events in peoples' lives are a wonderful way to bind a community together. CM Special Events - Daily List of Birthdays, In Memory Birthdays, and Anniversaries - is proof of that. The list has been growing quickly since its inception.

At 8amCT today, January 1, 2017, there were 49 entries - not record setting, but a mighty big birthday list at that.

We hope it will grow today. It's updated as soon as possible after receipt of the event, throughout the day.

To add a Birthday, In Memory Birthday, or Anniversary, simply send using any Contact/Submit button.

Special events are scheduled to reappear each year, as listed, until we are notified otherwise. -EW As always: If you need help with your emails to CM. We're just a call away phone call away at 270-250-2730

2017-01-01 07:41:36 | Comments | Printable version

Green top 2016 deer hunting county in CM 7-County area

Green total 1512. Adair County distant second at 1021.
Click on headline for complete numbers, Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor

Special story
Source information: KY Fish & Wildlife

Green County had the highest deer harvest number in the 7-County area in 2016, according to figures posted January 1, 2017, by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife:

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2017-01-01 07:10:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

V. Kolbenschlag proposes post-holiday electronics pickup

Is it needed here in Columbia and Adair County

Vonnie Kolbenschlag, citing a story in the December 31, 2016 issue of the Louisville Courier-Journal on a special holiday drop-off for disposal of electronics gadgets, made redundant by holiday gifts.

She wrote that the service is an additional one for the Louisville sanitation service, offered on three Saturdays in January.

She wonders if Columbia/Adair County officials know how to offer such a service to the people living here.

2017-01-01 06:46:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Kentucky Color - Lucy Clark Demumbrunn Chapter IV

In this chapter, author Billy Joe Fudge travels '. . . travel to a place far, far away and a time we can only imagine by conjuring up photos from old text books, images produced by Hollywood moviemakers and those wisps of inspiration which flit from time to time across our mind's eye.'

Click on headline for complete Chapter IV with photo(s)
NEXT EARLIER CHAPTER: Kentucky Color: Lucy Clark Demumbrunn Chapter III

By Billy Joe Fudge

From all accounts available to me, I can safely surmise that Lucy Clark Demumbrunn, my Great-Great Grandmother was a kinetic force of gracious acts of charity and community activism.

By the time her story is complete, I think it will be apparent to all that the genetic cloth from which she was cut would be the foundation of her strength of spirit, commitment to the well-being of others and dogged determination to never give up.

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2017-01-01 05:26:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

JIM: 5 Jan 1913. A deluge delays mail to Columbia for five days

'Big Freshet' wreaks havoc on transportation, delivery of mail. For five days damage from flood which took out floor of bridge over Green River in Taylor County and went over the floor of the Russell Creek Bridge on Campbellsville Street in Columbia, prevented mail hack arrived in town with 30 sacks of mail. The Columbia post office crew received the mail at 7am, then in a heroic marathon had the mail cased and opened the window of the 9pm in the evening, giving the Adair County News bragging assertion rights for the most dedicated and efficient PM & his "two deputies."
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The unofficial Post Office motto about "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night..." went on hiatus of a necessity in Columbia one hundred and four years ago this week. Beginning about dark on Sunday evening, January 5th, 1913, and continuing without ceasing until five o'clock Tuesday afternoon, a deluge of rain -- a "big freshet," as the News called it -- played havoc with transportation in much of Kentucky and the lower Ohio River Valley.

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2017-01-01 05:05:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Mary Bardin: On some area hospital fortunes

Mary Bardin writes:
Looks like that third story went up in another county. I don't think Green County has gotten a new hospital, yet, either. Westlake Cumberland Hospital, as was named originally, was high tech at one time. We had numerous physicians, new equipment, and gave quality care to lots of patients. I have to wonder what in the heck happened? - Mary Bardin
Comments re photo 70414 New Years Eve 9 Years ago Grand or Grandiose plans

2017-01-01 04:00:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Cumberland County gets 11th ABC license story

A 11th ABC License for Cumberland County, KY, was issued Thursday, December 22, 2016. The latest is an NQ Malt Beverage Package License for Hot Rod BBQ & Grill, 3850 Celina Road, Burkesville, KY. James Pruitt, Burkesville, KY, is listed as owner of the business and the property. The effective date for the license was December 22, 2016.

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2017-01-01 03:42:20 | Comments | Printable version

George Clatis Frederick, 82, Casey County, KY (1934-2016)

He was the son of the late Steve & Lula Coleman Frederick. He worked as a farmhand and was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. George had a love for people.
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George Clatis Frederick, age 82, of Liberty KY, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Liberty Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT/12pmNoonCT, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. The service will be officiated by Bro. Ron Robinson and burial will follow in the Middleburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 5pmCT/6pmET to 8pmCT/9pmET.

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2017-01-01 03:10:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Poetry by Robert Stone: Shaped but not set free

Shaped but not set free: a sonnet
for the birthday of Lisa Comperry, 31 Dec 2016
In this my former home the pieces seem
almost but not the same as once they were,
some lost and some forgotten, some but dream
first-rate advisor taught me to defer.

In this my current house the fragments lay
in wait with infinite forbearance calm,
some soft and some sharp-edged, some work, some play,
and each approaching deadline gives me qualm.

In this my future place mosaic chips
are fitting image that will stop escape,
some tried and tossed, some permanent firm grips,
at last conforming to determined shape.

In these adventures arching over me
both storm and peace have formed but not set free.
~ Robert Stone, 31 December 2016

2017-01-01 02:47:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Michael Joe Buckles, 64, Cumberland Co., KY (d 31 Dec 2016)

He leaves 10 direct living descendants. His wife, Donita Lynn Evans Buckles, survives

Mr. Michael Joe Buckles, age 64, of Burkesville, KY passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at NHC Health Care Center in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services for Mr. Michael Joe Buckles will be conducted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 3, 2017 from 10amCT, until the funeral hour.

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2017-01-01 02:32:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, SUNDAY with CM - New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 1, 2017:
Decency demands
that our hospitality
welcome all strangers.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 1 January 2017.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1937

2017-01-01 02:13:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 1
Business Birthday, Burton Ace Hardware | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Adam & Karen Darnell (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Donna & Charlie Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dwayne & Debbie Martin (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James and Tonya Feese (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Wesley Bennett (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benji Coffey (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Frausto | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Maynard (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Conner Wayne Chrisman (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Copeland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dale Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey McClister (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Dean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ken Hill | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Corbin (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Loretta Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael R. Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rita Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Eleanor Stevens Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Calhoun | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Milby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vera Raines (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Willie Wooley (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Diane Edwards, Green Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Lewis McClister (1956-2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert K. Reff, Taylor Co., KY 1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald W. Upton, Russell Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Troutman, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Hedgespeth, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen McElroy, Russell Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Lou Dean, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker, Cumberland Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ancil Lane, Taylor County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joann Bottom, Russell County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oreta Ann Tucker, 66, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Johnson, Adair County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Roy Muncie, Taylor Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Pearl Smiley, Adair Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorkis F. Burton, Adair County, KY (1964-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Burris, Hustonville, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lola Shaffer, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby A. Gaddie, 72, Taylor County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Welby (Jimmy) Baker, Cumberland Co. KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leland Sammons, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Roe Tucker, 73, Russell County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas Coy Wolford, 70, Casey Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vena Raines, 79, Adair Co., KY/Wayne native (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Cundiff, 64, Adair County, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, January 1, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches
for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:45094, Comment)
7:00amCTCIS Infinite Campus system to be down 29 Dec 2016-2 Jan 2016 - Calen McKinney Campbellsville Independent Schools. | (ID:45022, Comment)
9:00amCTPancake Breakfast at Egypt Christian Church | (ID:45062, Comment)
11:00amCTWorship service only at Milltown United Methodist Church | (ID:45089, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mr. Bobby Rainwater, 67, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2016) | (ID:45083, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:45095, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:45096, Comment)


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