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Jerry Warren Cross, 61, Green County, KY (1958-2019)

Jerry Warren Cross departed this life Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Franklin, Kentucky, having attained the age of sixty-one years, five months and four days.

Funeral Services will be held at 1pmCT Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY. Visitation will be 5-8pmCT Tuesday and after 7amCT Wednesday. Burial will be in Bowles Cemetery in the Center Community with Full Military Honors conducted by Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard. Ministers will be Rev. Bobby Neal and Rev. Ramon Hollins.

Pallbearers will be: Ricky Cross, Ricardo Reynaga, Jr, JR Puente, Billy Melson, Nathan Ray, Blake Marples, Dennis Whitlow and Tim Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Albert Ray Jr. (June Bug), Donnie Logsdon, Jim Wilson, Arnold Cross, Tommy Baker and Ronald Cross.

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2019-06-09 21:35:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Cyndi Chadwick and Adrienne Hash with their musical cast

2019-06-09 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer, Campbellsville Independent Schools.
Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its first-ever musical production. Fifth-graders presented “Madagascar Jr.” The students spent several weeks learning lines, practicing scenes and making costumes. CES teachers Cyndi Chadwick and Adrienne Hash directed the musical.

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Letter: Smiling at creative admonishments

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Ed was and continues in his absence to be the "caretaker of our culture", thanks to our memories of him and these "Around Adair" snippets. I cannot help but smile, every time I read or think of one of his "creative admonishments" to me, one of our unsuspecting citizenry and or this community for which he had a lifelong love affair. Thanks for sharing these with us! --BJF
Comments re article 104467 October 27 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

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Benefit Gospel Singing and Auction, Sat 29 June 2019

By Tracey Pierce

There will be a benefit gospel singing and auction on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 4pmCT at Liberty Baptist Church, 215 Wilson Street, Russell Springs, KY, for medical expenses for Helen Smith (wife of Benny Smith).

Singers will be the Higginbothams, with Auctioneering by McQueary Auction. There will also be food for sale.

For more information contact any of the following: Colleen Guffey (270) 566-3867, Betty Fisher (270) 566-3887, Amy Smith (270) 507-6070, Bonnie Barnes (270)566-1284, or Bro. Phillip Miller (270)585-5575.

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Letter: Where was Press Miller property

Ann Curtis writes:
Pen, I'm enjoying reading these articles written by your Dad in the late 70s, since I wasn't living in Columbia then, and there was no Columbiamagazine in those days! He was certainly a wonderful writer and observer of his favorite place.

Something that I would like to find out more about is where the Press Miller property was located, as mentioned in the article. I can figure out the Finis Phelps place from the information given, and I remember Noah Loy's home (we frequently used to drive him and Mrs. Loy home after church at the Methodist Church on Sundays).

I have a photo from 1921 of a group on Gaston Avenue, which would have run beside Noah Loy's house. The photo is labeled "Nathan Phelps 40th birthday party"...and in the picture, among others, are Mr. Press Miller and his family. So they must have lived somewhere in that vicinity. I wonder where???

Since you are much younger than I, you probably have no idea either! Just curious. --Ann
Comments re article 104467 October 27 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Ann, thanks for writing. Most of my memories are a little later, when the Burger Queen and the Pizza Hut popped up. Hopefully some other CM readers can fill in the picture a bit. And I hope you'll share the photo from 1921. --Pen

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Barbara Wright, 76, Campbellsville, KY (1943-2019)

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Barbara Ann Daffron Wright of Campbellsville passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. She was 76 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Robert Morris. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville.

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2019-06-09 19:08:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

October 27, 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

This article first appeared in the October 27, 1977, Daily Statesman. Topics include the then-new Pizza Hut, the Saw Mill that used to be in the city limits, and the major upgrade to Stereo Broadcasts at WAIN. The article starts with one of dad's most common themes, walking and the state of Columbia's sidewalks, a topic that he continued to write about for 40 years. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

Walking is the vogue thing to do today in Columbia. A few years ago, anybody walking one-half mile to town would have had four Good Samaritans take pity on them and offer a ride. Today, pedestrians are not bothered so much.

The benefits of walking are being proved in the reduced heart disease in the country. I thought two years ago that pedestrians would be needing to wear a patch which would say, "I'm walking because I want to," to keep motorists from offering unwanted rides. Today, it isn't so.

Walking power!
Yet, the walkers aren't exercising their political power to make things as they should be.

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Letter: A poem from new ACHS graduate

My name is Christopher Stuchell, and I recently graduated from ACHS as a part of the class of 2019. During my senior year, I took part in the Indian University dual-credit program and published two poems through LWC. I would love to put some of my poetry out there, and I feel that putting them on Columbia Magazine is a good way to do so. Please find enclosed my poetic submission, titled "Starlight." It has the theme of nature, which seems to be popular on the magazine. - Sincerely, Christopher

By Christopher Stuchell

Perhaps a beautiful coincidence
That our stars align in such a way.

Personalities collide and cause a
Supernova of emotion every day.

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Comment: Appreciates tale of hummingbird battle

About the battles of hummingbirds:
Sharon, thank you for the story of the hummingbirds in battle!! Loved every line of your story, like this sentence... , "We have observed hummingbirds at close range before, so their swift dives and pugnacious territorial maneuvers are no surprise." And this one, "Given the fierce dispositions of these tiny birds I have often remarked that it is a good thing they are not the size of robins--or crows--or bluejays!" I've never known the tiny, exotic birds had this kind of spirit so I learned as I read. As always, thank you for sharing! --- Linda Waggener
Comments re photo 83943 The Whitehurst Diaries Epic Sunset

2019-06-09 08:00:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Poetry by Robert Stone: Uncounted cost

Uncounted cost: a sonnet on a thirty-fourth birthday
Contrary to the rule of growing close,
Our knowing more may lead to knowing less,
Majestic likes outweighed by disliked gross,
Perceived intentions heard but tangled guess.

Extended conversation should conjoin,
Relate before unknowns in common thread,
Reflect those values neither would purloin,
Yield clues to making future hopes widespread.

Whatever wonders might be might be lost,
Effaced by quests beyond unspoken bounds,
Naïve suggestions with uncounted cost,
Deliberate insisting that there be more rounds.

Entirely set on what can never be
Leaves little chance that love will be set free.
~ Robert Stone, 29 May 2019

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Hadley Community Church VBS starts Mon 10 June 2019

Hadley Community Church, 8269 Fairplay Rd., Columbia, KY, will be holding Vacation Bible School from June 10-14, 2019, from 6pmCT until 8pmCT nightly. This year's theme is "God Gives Good Gifts." Everyone is welcome. --Alterine Hadley

2019-06-09 07:33:17 | Comments | Printable version

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 9 June 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 9, 2019:
Can one never have
some innocent amusement
and still be blameless.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 9 June 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2826

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Letter: Quick answer on Sprowls timeline

Jim writes:
A page five article in the Wednesday, November 4, 1970 Courier-Journal cut right to the nitty-gritty in the first sentence:

"Taylor County Sheriff Junior Sprowls lost an attempt to prevent revocation of his driver's license yesterday."

Sprowls had been arrested the previous month by three Campbellsville policemen. Upon his refusal to take the breathalyzer test, his driver's license, in accordance with Kentucky's implied consent law, was pulled for six months. However, a restraining order kept him behind the wheel until Circuit Judge George O. Bertram dissolved the restraining order on November 3rd. --Jim
Comments re article 104454 Letter Question for Campbellsville Equestrian Law historians

2019-06-09 07:29:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Bobby Lewis Watson, 92, Adair County, KY (1927-2019)

Bobby Lewis Watson, 92, of Columbia died Friday, June 7, 2019 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be 2pmCT Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday after 11amCT at the funeral home. Bro. Ivan Tucker will be officiating.

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2019-06-09 01:39:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 9
Happy Anniversary, Brent and Keisha Baker (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Compton Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dorothy Bingham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Pamela Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. William T. Luckey, Jr. (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Amos Gaskins II (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathryn Stephens (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rick Pickett (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robbie Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robby Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Brandenburg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Winfred Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zaylan Tucker (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Pittman, Waynesburg, KY (1952-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Wilson McFelea, 62 (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Levore Hedrick Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Gabehart, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Ray Page, Adair Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elwanda Grider, Russell Co., KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buell Lee, Casey Co., KY native (1917-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Althia Irene Copas Horning, Breeding, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacob Gaskins, Taylor Co. KY (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katelyn Elizabeth Spears, Burkesville, KY (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matrie Pendleton, Casey County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Lou Lingle, Green County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Burton, 80, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn June Moore, 74, Casey County, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Burton, 91, Adair Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mom Fern Murphy, 91, Casey County, KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delpha E. Corbin, 81, Adair County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, D.J. Davis, Jr., Green Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lila June Gregory, 68, Russell County, KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corinne (Polly) Gabehart, 89, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Bottom, 79, Russell County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Pierce, 86, Casey County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Harold Sluder, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eveleen (Atwood) Miller, Casey Co., KY native (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Nickell Huff, 85, Corbin, KY - Director, Bank of Columbia (1933-2018 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Thomas 'J.T.' Moss, 90, formerly of Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Service for Kathryn Stephens, 100, Russell County, KY (1918-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2019
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10:30amCTChildren's celebration service at Egypt Christian Church, open to all | (ID:58009, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Betty Burton, 83, native of Casey County, KY (1935-2019) | (ID:57999, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Billy Rice, 43, Taylor County, KY (1975-2019) | (ID:58017, Comment)
2:00pmCTLWC TheatreFest! presents: Smoke on the Mountain | (ID:57867, Comment)
Services for Dorla Key Hood, 83, Cumberland County, KY (1935-2019) | (ID:58014, Comment)
Services for Dustin Trevor Oakes, 29, Russell Springs, KY (1990-2019) | (ID:58015, Comment)
Services for Bobby Lewis Watson, 92, Adair County, KY (1927-2019) | (ID:58018, Comment)


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