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Regular monthly siren test Monday 3 June 2019

Mike Keltner, Director
Adair Co. Emergency Management

Adair County's June regularly scheduled First Monday monthly siren test will be tomorrow, Monday, June 3, 2019, as planned (pending fair weather). Expect two to three soundings of the siren at the regular 10amCT as separate systems are tested.

2019-06-02 13:10:23 | Comments | Printable version

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Beautiful Barns Along the Road To Gratz, KY

2019-06-02 - Gratz, KY - Photo by Robert Ellis.
Robert writes, "In reality this rural farm scene is along Highway 127 on the road to Owenton, Kentucky. I identified Gratz in my title since that was my ultimate destination. This area, North of Frankfort, was hinted at by a customer at a recent art festival I was attending. In the end I wound up racking over 250 miles on my truck, and maybe 3-4 printable images, one of which is another barn from the Gratz area...forthcoming." --ROBERT ELLIS. (c) Robert Ellis Woodworking

Paired photo: Barn Near Gratz, Kentucky

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Letter: Poetic solidarity

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
I've had my "sails" disturbed by "change" so many times but with "belief and trust" I've successfully made it through the "living maze".

Thanks so much for sharing and although I was never blessed with a visit to "Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More", I lament your loss along with you. --BJF
Comments re article 104347 Poetry by Robert Stone Unexpected change

2019-06-02 08:27:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Fairplay quiz

Trilby Vance writes:
Thanks you Dave, for your post and Mike for your list of the local folk.

Quiz! How many of you, Columbia Magazine fans, are old enough to remember the other building that was located across the road? Only those of us...old as dirt...will remember. --Trilby
Comments re article 104316 Letter Learned a great deal at Fairplay Store

2019-06-02 08:20:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Flags to half-staff to honor victims of tragedy in Virginia Beach

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - - In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, and with respect for victims of Friday's tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, both American and state flags at public office buildings are lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on June 4, 2019, to honor the victims and their families.

All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor the victims and families of this tragedy.

2019-06-02 08:18:04 | Comments | Printable version

May 1978 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

This article probably dates to May of 1978, and first appeared in the Daily Statesman. It has been edited slightly for the Internet. Topics in that issue included the school board race, a fishing tournament, tourism in Lexington and Edmonton, and an interesting bit of trivia about the move to ANC dialing in Adair County. "DRake-plus four" hasn't come up yet in the Fairplay discussion this week. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

Dogwoods need water, plant food
The dogwoods which were transplanted are showing need of water, an inspection of the trees shows, says Forest Warden A. L. Sinclair. Sinclair has recommended watering the trees personally, if showers of blessing don't fall from the sky. Sinclair reports that Mayor Downey has ordered plant food pellets for the trees, which can be placed in the ground now and should help the trees to thrive.

The best looking ones now are the dogwoods which the Mayor planted day one of the project. They've got leaves and a few blooms. You can see them on the Tutt Street side of the Rock House.

Lexington tourist homes high
A fellow who just returned from Lexington and stayed in the big downtown hotel, told me Sunday, "That tall tourist home in Lexington is a rip-off. They want to charge $45 for a room for two, and a jug costs you $21." He said he called room service to see what a jug would cost. They told him $21. He answered, "Fine, you keep it. I'll walk a half-a-mile and buy it myself. I can work 14 minutes for $15. I'm from Adair County."

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2019-06-02 08:14:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Plein Air Painting at Homeplace on Monday

By Tim Smith, President
Adair County Arts Council

Monday, June 3, 2019 is a Plein Air Painting Day at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. I plan to arrive by 9amCT. The Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky from Danville will be there. Let other Adair painters know and bring them along!

2019-06-02 06:47:18 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: Unexpected change

Unexpected change: a sonnet on the closing of Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More
It seems when things are much the way we want,
some unexpected change disturbs our sails
and loosens all the certainties once taunt
that kept our voyage steady without fails.

Attacks that are not personal sting most
for explanations bandage intellect
and give us underpinnings so to boast
that our response will rise above the wrecked.

Anotherís vision kindles our despair,
demanding quickly quenching spreading fire
and watching long for sparks once more to flair
that would burn through desires that we admire.

We must believe and trust in untried ways
that lead us in then out of living maze.
~ Robert Stone, 25 May 2019

2019-06-02 06:33:46 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Willie Kathryn was a jewel

Patsy Wilson writes:
We sure will miss our sweet neighbor. She was a jewel in our book. May you Rest In Peace, sweet friend. --Patsy Wilson and Mable Bryant
Comments re photo 83954 Willie Kathryn Sandusky 88 Columbia KY 19312019

2019-06-02 06:27:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CU to present Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - Town Hall Productions, Campbellsville University Theater and Community Trust Bank will present multiple performances of Disney's "Beauty & the Beast, Jr." in the Russ Mobley Theater, 114 University Dr, Campbellsville, KY. This show will feature two separate casts.

The first cast will perform Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at 6pmCT/7pmET They will also have a show Sunday, June 9 at 1:30pmCT/2:30pmET.

The second cast will have performances on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at 6pmCT/7pmET with a performance at 1:30pmCT/2:30pmET on Sunday, June 16.

Ticket pricing for the production is as follows: general admission, $7; seniors, children, and CU employees and students, $5. To purchase tickets, visit, or call 270-789-5266.

2019-06-02 06:25:02 | Comments | Printable version

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 2 June 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 2, 2019:
Accomplishing tasks
goes better with companions
in a pleasant place.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 2 June 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2819

2019-06-02 05:53:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 2
Happy Anniversary, Amy and Scott Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bob and Sandy Land (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Laura Harris (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Odell and Celystine Baker (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayden Long (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alicia Coffey (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Paige Beard (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cali Pitman (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Reliford Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Vanarsdale (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin Shelby Yates (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Brown, (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lynn Padgett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Laura Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ralph Waggener (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randall C. Sneed (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Bohannon (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Tracy McCarroll | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Valeria Shepherd Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr., Russell Co. native (June 26, 1928 - August 11, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John D. (Curly) Wilson, 80, Russell Co., KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Campbell Rowe, 89, Adair County, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharalyn Jenise Whitley, Campbellsville, KY (1971-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Todd Rogers, Adair Co., KY native (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Wayne Taylor, Columbia, KY (1956-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Gilpin, 73, Casey Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Oris May, 89, Casey Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Matherly, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marguerite Davis, Taylor County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. George Robert Vetter, 74, Taylor County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Elizabeth Frederick, Casey County, KY (1923-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Tim (Gordon) Thurman, 72, Glasgow, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila Ann Clements Burton, Columbia, KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Brock, 96, Adair Co., KY (1919-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard (Junior) Walker, Jr., 87, Sparksville, Adair Co. KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph (Joe) Pickett, 88, Adair County, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ewing Smiley, 99, Adair County, KY (1918-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floyd Nelson (Jimmie) O'Banion, Green County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTServices for Lorena Glover Workman, 89, Elk Horn, KY (1929-2019) | (ID:57902, Comment)
Services for Betty Goode, 93, Liberty, KY (1926-2019) | (ID:57904, Comment)
2:00pmCTLWC TheatreFest! presents: Smoke on the Mountain | (ID:57866, Comment)
5:15pmCTVacation Bible School at Columbia Baptist Church | (ID:57831, Comment)
5:30pmCTPitman Valley Boys singing at Living by Faith | (ID:57882, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:57822, Comment)
6:30pmCTSpring revival at Flatwods Separate Baptist Church | (ID:57899, Comment)


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