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Around Adair: It must have happened in Columbia

Mitzi writes: As I continue to find keepsakes in Aunt Stella's collection, I discovered some of My Uncle Ed Waggener's writing from his early newspaper days, in the 1970s, I think. I wanted to share the one below after having found it today, February 9, 2019.

By Ed Waggener
Author of Around Adair

I've been told the truth on Mark Twain's conception

I have long advocated an outdoor drama for Columbia. Edith Walker did write a skit, "Affair at Tucker's Station," which had plenty of action with Indian and early settlers battling, and it might could be expanded to compete with "The Stephen Foster Story" at Bardstown.

But the most significant historical event here would probably center around Mark Twain. For a long time, I have believed that Mark Twain was conceived here.


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2019-02-09 21:44:14 | Comments | Printable version

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Birds of Kentucky: Lady Cardinal a guest for dinner



2019-02-09 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
A Lady Cardinal stopped by the bird feeder for some sunflower seeds. She had to keep a lookout for Blue the Cat who is very brave when it comes to chasing after birds. Blue is not brave at all when another male cat or a dog races toward him and his cat food dish. At those times he slinks back to his shelf and waits.

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Letter: GRAS says thank you for donations to shelter

The staff of the Green River Animal Shelter (GRAS) says thank you to Mr. William P. Baas of Danville, KY for the donation to shelter in loving memory of Patty Wilson. We are sorry for the loss for her family and friends.

2019-02-09 21:24:36 | Comments | Printable version

Gay Morris, 77, Adair County, KY (1941-2019)

She attended Egypt Christian Church and was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Westlake Regional Hospital for 30 years. She was an in-home caretaker after she left the hospital.

Gay Morris, 77, of the Egypt community, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at Norton Women's & Children's Hospital in Louisville.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Jason Lacy officiating. Burial will follow in Grant Cemetery on Bull Run Road. Visitation is after 10amCT Sunday.


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2019-02-09 20:21:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Virginia C. Burton, 95, Adair County, KY (1924-2019)

She was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist Church, retired after 30 years at Lindsey Wilson College in the Cafeteria and she loved to quilt.

Virginia C. Burton, 95, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 11, 2019 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Clifton Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 11amCT Monday.

Casket Bearers: Michael Burton, Allan Farris, Nick Burton, Colby Robertson, Blaine Harden, Bryce Farris, Tim Puckett.


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2019-02-09 18:40:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Of holly trees and robins and berries

Linda Lewis writes:
This tree is located on the corner of Jones and Merchant Streets. Billy Joe, remember you gave us some advice one year when one of the evergreens didn't produce berries and wasn't looking so good? Your advice worked! Each year, when there are an aboundance of berries, Robins come one day in February and eat all of the berries. In just one day! Hundreds of Robins! --Linda
Comments re photo 82596 Kentucky Color Winter Beauty III


2019-02-09 16:10:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACES Academic Team named District Governor's Cup Champs!

By Jeana Pike

The ACES Academic Team traveled to Campbellsville Elementary today to compete in District Governor's Cup Competition. This young team took away several top finishes which resulted in them being named District Governor's Cup Champions overall. The results are as follows:


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2019-02-09 16:07:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Fiscal Court Meeting Agenda

Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The Public is welcome to attend.

Full Agenda follows:


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2019-02-09 13:23:53 | Comments | Printable version

Green Co. Grand Jury returns indictments Wed 6 Feb 2019

Indictments brought against 6 individuals from Greensburg and Lebanon, KY, and Dayton, TN, on charges including wanton endangerment, disorderly conduct, theft, DUI, and speeding.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The Green County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Greensburg, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Wednesday, 6 February 2019:


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2019-02-09 13:12:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Oris Wendell Spoon, 76, Columbia, KY (1942-2019)

Mr. Spoon was a member of the Old Concord United Methodist Church, a farmer in the Fairplay community and loved spending time with family and attending church.

Oris Wendell Spoon of Columbia, KY, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at T. J. Health Columbia. He was 76 years old.

Funeral services will be 3pmCT on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Rev. Pat Smith officiating and Wendell's nephews serving as pallbearers. Burial will follow in the McClister Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10:30amCT on Sunday at the funeral home.


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2019-02-09 12:57:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Baseball drops season opener 18-0 to Georgia Gwinnett

By Clayton Barefield

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team opened the 2019 season with an 18-0 defeat during game one of a three-game series against Georgia Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia

The Blue Raiders (0-1) were held scoreless in a game that would result in seven innings.


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2019-02-09 12:52:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Wrestling heads to Newberry Open Saturday

By Benjamin Riegger

The Lindsey Wilson wrestling team heads to the Newberry Open in Newberry, South Carolina on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8amCT.

Lindsey Wilson wrestling (11-6, 5-2 MSC) returns to action after a 26-14 loss to No. 5 Cumberlands (Ky.) on Tuesday evening at Biggers Sports Center.

This weekend's projected lineup for the Blue Raiders is Cameron Butler, Austin Deffenbaugh, Jacob Dodd, Bryce Hoffman, Johnny Lee, Lawrence Malala, Stiles Metcalf, Luis Puig, and Austin Ramsey.


2019-02-09 06:36:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Kentucky Color: Winter Beauty III

Billy Joe is spending the winter cataloguing some of the trees that keep the landscape green and beautiful while skies are grey and days are short.

By Billy Joe Fudge

I know we are all enamored by the beauty of American Holly. There is proof in the sense that most experts proclaim that it is the most sought after natural green for Winter and holiday decorations. One thing we must address is that before planting American Holly one should realize that the species is dioecious; meaning that there are boy and girl trees. The beautiful and desirable red fruit is found only on the girl trees.


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2019-02-09 06:31:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Sunday's singing at Kellyville cancelled

Unfortunately, the singing that had been planned at Kellyville Community Church has had to be cancelled, due to the unfortunate passing of two members of the church. -- Linda Tucker

2019-02-09 06:22:54 | Comments | Printable version

Dwight D. Harris, 74, Jamestown, KY (1944-2019)

Dwight D. Harris of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, February 8th, at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY. He was 74 years old.

A religious service will be held at Jamestown First Baptist Church, 165 W. Cumberland Ave., Jamestown, KY, at 10amCT on Monday, February 11, 2019, with Bro. Scott Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Jamestown Cemetery Jamestown, KY.

Friends may visit on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 4pmCT until 8pmCT at Jamestown First Baptist Church.


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2019-02-09 06:16:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Pottery on display at CU until February 14

By Gracyne Hash

Campbellsville University is displaying pieces of art created by Suzanne Renfrow of Morgantown, KY through Thursday, February 14, 2019, at The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

There will be a reception at The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery on Thursday, February 14 from 3:30pmET until 5pmET. Everyone is invited to the exhibit and reception.

Renfrow has been a potter for 20 years and owns a Pottery Studio in Morgantown where she creates her artwork and finds inspiration for new pieces. Renfrow spends many hours working in her pottery studio, fashioning pots in different styles and finding different ways to shape and design the pieces.


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2019-02-09 06:11:47 | Comments | Printable version

Today - SATURDAY with CM - 9 Feb 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 9, 2019:
Those who have nice things
enjoy themselves no more than
those who have well worn.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 9 February 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2706


2019-02-09 06:09:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Blue Raider Basketball set for doubleheader at Shawnee State

By Clayton Barefield

The Lindsey Wilson women and men's basketball teams are continuing Mid-South Conference play on the road at Shawnee State (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon.

The doubleheader action is scheduled to begin with the women's game at 1pmCT followed by the men's game at 3pmCT from Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium, 940 2nd St, Portsmouth, OH.


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2019-02-09 06:08:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

DPH continues to promote Hepatitis A vaccination

By Doug Hogan/Beth Fisher

Frankfort, KY - People who are considered high risk for exposure to the Hepatitis A virus should get vaccinated as soon as possible to avoid contracting the virus and lessen the spread of the disease. High risk groups include individuals who use illicit drugs, close contacts of illicit drug users, and homeless people.

The Department for Public Health (DPH) is making this recommendation as part of its efforts to respond to the ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A. Since the outbreak began in August 2017, reported cases continue to rise and have now been recorded in 103 of Kentucky's 120 counties.


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2019-02-09 06:06:35 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 9
Happy Birthday, Barbara Shepherd (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Billy Barnes Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Meadows | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dewayne Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Iesha Jones (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Herron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Claywell (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lera Williams (1900) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lyndell Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcia Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Masion Grace Karnes (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty May | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ms. Wayne Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruby Anne Miller (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trayton Scott Stargel | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tressie Wilkerson Burton (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristan Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Twins: Natalie Brooke Loy and Olivia Grace Loy (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Cleston Davis, Burkesville, KY (1936-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Whitney Jordan Chrappa, 29, service will be in Millerfield | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Cravens, 75, Casey County, KY (1943-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Katherin Lee, Casey Co, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Ann Rikard, 59, Russell Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Dean Summers, Casey Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mandi Napier, Eubank, KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Thomas Brown, Elkhorn, KY (1935 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lera B. Williams, Taylor Co., KY, Cumberland Co. KY native. (1900-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clint Conner, 31, Russell County, KY (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Madeline Burress Morrison, Campbellsville, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lanora Faulkner, Edmonton, KY, (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Pyles, Adair County, KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Eaton, Taylor County, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Edna Cravens, Adair County, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Lawrence Noe, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Gilbert May, 71, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Foster Spoon, 69, Adair Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ilene B. Goodhue, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Douglas Noel, born in Casey County (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Randolph, Clementsville, KY native (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Parnell, 90, Adair County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Branson, 66, Adair County, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sam Rodgers, 86, Casey County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Belle Vee Carr Watt, 82, Metcalfe Co., KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marion (Joe) Gilpin, 76, Casey County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Allan "Joe" Gadberry, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond "Shorty" Helm, 64, Marion County, KY/Taylor Co., KY native (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert E. (Gene) Newcomb, 81, Taylor Co. KY/Marion Co. native (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janis Morgan, Liberty, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Eugene Ray Gray, 77, Taylor County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Guy (H.G.) Gilley, Metcalfe Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Turner Brown, (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Jean Sinclair, Adair County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claire Elizabeth Froedge (9 Feb 2004 - 9 Feb 2004) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTServices for Christine McCarthy Wesley, 67, Liberty, KY (1951-2019) | (ID:56861, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Porter Junior Stotts, 70, Columbia, KY (1948-2019) | (ID:56842, Comment)
Services for Jack Thomas Rogers, 70, Jamestown, KY (1949-2019) | (ID:56863, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Melinda Gale Milby Hall, 63, Greensburg, KY (1955-2019) | (ID:56855, Comment)
1:00pmCTBoys Freshman ACHS Basketball at Mercer County | (ID:56836, Comment)
Services for Errie Hughes Atchley, 89, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2019) | (ID:56845, Comment)
2:30pmCTBoys Varsity ACHS Basketball at Mercer County | (ID:56837, Comment)
5:00pmCTServices for Kenneth Sherrell Stephens, 58, Liberty, KY (1960-2019) | (ID:56862, Comment)

 

























 
 
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