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Letter: Smoke in the puffball photo

Jessica writes:
I just have one question. What's up with the creepy smoke/vapor in the pic? --Jessica
Well Jessica, look closely at the blackened Soft Maple leaf, in the attached photo, laying on a carpet of green moss on top of the stump. Just below that leaf is a Puffball with a dented top and a hole in the side. The dent was caused by whacking it with my walking stick and the hole is from where the Smoke of spores puffed forth when I whacked it. That Puffball Smoke is actually multiple millions of spores which will make more Puffballs if they land on rotting wood. In the attached photo, you can see the Smoke of spores starting from beneath my walking stick as I struck the Puffball. --Billy Joe

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2019-11-29 19:31:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Kentucky Color: Puffball spores

2019-11-29 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
That Puffball Smoke is actually multiple millions of spores which will make more Puffballs if they land on rotting wood.

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Hanging of the Greens at Saloma Baptist Sunday

Saloma Baptist Church, 1505 West Saloma Road, Campbellsville, is hosting a Hanging of the Greens Service on Sunday evening, December 1, 2019 at 5pmCT/6pmET as a beginning of the Advent season leading up to Christmas.

During the service, the sanctuary will be decorated, Christmas music will be shared, and the meaning of the traditional decorations and traditions will be shared.

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2019-11-29 19:08:29 | Comments | Printable version

Grandson/Grandmother email correspondence: chickens

The chicken stories below are between my son, Pen, and my mom, Geniece Marcum, when he was in college and she was learning how to use a little Mac computer he'd set up for her. He helped us both get started emailing. On one of my visits with her, she had me open her email and I couldn't resist asking if I could keep these two notes from their correspondence. - Linda Waggener

Pen to his Grandmother Marcum:

Morris a big city CPA, moves to the country and decides he's going to take up farming. He heads to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies.

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2019-11-29 18:55:49 | Comments | Printable version

One Way Up to sing at Freedom SBC

By Collene Rooks

One Way Up will be singing at Freedom Separate Baptist Church, 576 Freedom Church Road, Columbia, KY, at 6pmCT on Sunday night, December 1, 2019. Come and be with us. Brother Darrin Blair, pastor.

2019-11-29 15:47:02 | Comments | Printable version

Crazy path brings Thanksgiving dinner to far Eastern KY

By Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader

Last Saturday, the main road through Blaine Ky. was choked with parked cars, which is an event in itself because Blaine hardly ever gets crowded any more. The owners of those cars formed a long line outside the God's Hands Ministries, waiting to collect a turkey dinner.

Inside, Rachel Wheeler, who organized the giveaway, prayed with volunteers and Jack Van Vlack, who raised money for 160 boxes of dressing, mashed potatoes, rolls, pie and iced tea: "I'm so thankful for each and every one of you," Wheeler said amid tears. "Now when you put the boxes on the wagon, don't squish the pie and don't squish the bread." Yes, this is a Thanksgiving story.


2019-11-29 15:44:16 | Comments | Printable version

Clark Co. program aims to reduce animal surrenders

By Lashana Harney, The Winchester Sun

The Clark County Animal Shelter introduced a new tool to help pets find their "furever" homes. The shelter is now one of only about 10 shelters nationwide that is part of the program, called Home To Home.

Director Adreanna Wills said Home To Home allows approved owners to post their pets on Clark County's Home To Home site where potential adopters can view pets like they would view animals in the shelter.


2019-11-29 15:41:10 | Comments | Printable version

Stamping Ground man builds trains for fun

By Jackie Anders, Georgetown News-Graphic

Driving through the Scott County country back roads surrounding Stamping Ground on any given weekend, the faint but familiar sound of a train whistle can sometimes be heard coming from the hills. It could be you are hearing a whistle from one of Don Saager's custom trains.

The train enthusiast has been building his own scale-model trains for over 25 years now. Saager builds and operates his 1.5:12 inch scale model trains in a shop on his farm. The shop has everything he needs to maintain the steam and battery engines.


2019-11-29 15:37:08 | Comments | Printable version

Veterans of Taylor County honored by TCHS students

By Maddie Gumm, Marketing Director, Taylor County High School

Taylor County High School hosted its annual student-led Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 8, 2019 in Citizens Bank Arena. Lindsey McPherson, English Teacher, coordinated the event.

Veterans were greeted by local Girl Scouts and were pinned with red poppies, symbolizing sacrifice and remembrance. Later in the ceremony, senior Addie Westbrook went into further detail to explain the meaning of the poppy.

The ceremony was led by senior Raegan Mardis, with support from senior Alaina Brockman (Opening Reflection), junior Hannah Phillips (poem), freshman Hayley Etherington (poem), junior Grayson Wise (Introduction of Guest Speaker and Closing Remarks), and sophomores Sophie McAnelly and Kaylea Neely (video tribute).

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2019-11-29 14:05:42 | Comments | Printable version

Kathleen Gibson Savage, 92, Metcalfe County, KY

Kathleen Gibson Savage age 92 of Glasgow passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7pmCT Saturday and after 9amCT Sunday at the funeral home.

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2019-11-29 13:56:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Amazing number of schools

Doug McCammish writes:
Wow! By quick count, that's 150 one- or two-room schools! That's a whole town in itself! Would it be possible someday to plot those on a timeline to see how many existed in any one decade or 20-year span? Was there consolidation? On the same timeline, could it be shown that school C was the consolidation of schools A & B? Huge project! No - I don't volunteer. ;)

Talk about neighborhood schools! The huge number makes it appear that some school would be maybe 5 minute's walk for any child. But we know that wasn't true. Of course the number meant at least 150 teachers also, also not true at any one time. Without being spread out over time, 150 schools just seems impossible. --Doug
Comments re article 107639 Adair Countys one and tworoom schools

2019-11-29 08:26:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

City Council meeting, Mon 2 Dec 2019

By Rhonda Loy

The Columbia City Council will hold a Regular Called Meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. This meeting is open to the public.

Meeting Agenda:

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2019-11-29 08:22:31 | Comments | Printable version

First Annual Shop Local Vendor Fair, Sat 30 Nov 2019

The Adair Co Band is hosting the First Annual Shop Local Vendor Fair on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 8amCT to 4pmCT. It will be held at The Adair County Bingo Hall, 50 Shady Lane, Columbia, KY. For more info please contact Shauna at 250-5773.

Vendors will include:
  • Cayce Davenport
  • Triple R Creations
  • Bohotique
  • Soapenwickity
  • Brittany Kenyon with color street nails, Christmas shirts and jewelry
  • Class & Sass
  • Robin Wilson Lewis with Pampered Chef
  • Rae Dunn with Myranda
  • Holy cow Creations
  • Elizabeth Ballou & Shelby Hatcher with Matilda Jane
  • Chrissy Talbot-Miller with Papparazzi
  • Kountry Fried Creations
  • Bridgette Staten/Photos with Santa
  • Pam Phipps
  • Will-Shine Dezigns
  • Willoughby Boutique
  • Hal's Hobbies
  • Shauna Grant
  • Kindlelight Blessings Candle Cottage

2019-11-29 08:11:44 | Comments | Printable version

Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gathering, Tue 10 Dec 2019

The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Chamber "Christmas Gathering" on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 6pmCT to 8pmCT at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY.

Meet the 2020 Chamber Board of Directors/Officers in a relaxing night of food and fellowship. Tickets are $5.00 per person, and are available at the Chamber Office, 201 Burkesville St., Columbia, through Friday, December 6, 2019. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

2019-11-29 08:08:13 | Comments | Printable version

Clint Mitchell Flanagan, 52, Russell Springs, KY (1967-2019)

Clint Mitchell Flanagan of Russell Springs passed away Wednesday, November 27 2019 at his residence. He was 52 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Russell Springs First Baptist Church, East Highway 80, Russell Springs, KY. Bro. Ryan Coffey will be officiating. Interment will be in Russell Springs Cemetery, 1516 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

Visitation will be from 5pmCT to 8pmCT on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

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2019-11-29 08:00:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Cloudy today, high 47F, rainy weekend

It's currently 40F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be cloudy today, with a high near 47F and east wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Rain is likely tonight, with a low around 41. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight.

Rain will continue on Saturday, with a high near 58F. South wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

In addition to continued rain, Saturday will see the possibility of a thunderstorm between 7pmCT and 1amCT. Low around 49. South wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Rains will continue on Sunday before 7amCT and then again later in the afternoon. Sunday's high should be near 54. Southwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

On Sunday night, it's likely that the rain will transition to snow or a wintry mix sometime after 3amCT, as temperatures drop to the mid-30's.

2019-11-29 07:56:16 | Comments | Printable version

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 29 Nov 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 29, 2019:
When the kindest eyes
are joined with splendid big voice,
one’s heart rejoices.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 29 November 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2999

2019-11-29 07:50:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Volunteers needed, AC Fair work starts this weekend

Anthony Brockman said the Adair County Fair Association hopes to have volunteer help to begin the work of clearing the new location for the Fair on Saturday and Sunday now that everyone has enjoyed Thanksgiving day.

They will be renting heavy equipment and clearing spaces for Adair County Fair 2020 activities.

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2019-11-29 06:32:59 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 29
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Peggy Phelps Page (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Steve and Angela Smith (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Feese Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eva Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hayley Elizabeth Coffey (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Spires (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kailey Brooke Garmon (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lou Ellen Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louvenie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Scott Cowan (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Tucker Buley (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Smith (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Helen Lee Haynes, Green Co., KY native (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Maude (Sneed) Salyers, Liberty, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Lee Spaw, Russell Springs, KY (1957-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Talmadge Murphy, Liberty, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Ordell Fudge, Adair Co., KY. (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elsie Rae Whitley, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Willis, Adair County, KY (1950-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy (J.J.) Johnson, Russell Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Gerald Rucker, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny (Pops) Mings, 70, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Jewel Martin Winfield, 81, Casey County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Louise Wilborn Bernard, Russell Co., KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marjorie Ethel Campbell, 83, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mario J. Arizzi, 51 Campbellsville, KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lora Lynn Shell, Casey County, KY (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Wood Smith, 98, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Conover, 56, Russell Springs, KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John David Hunter, Cumberland Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Boston, Taylor Co., KY native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton (Cliff) Sandusky, 63, Casey County, KY 91953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward K. Wade, Russell Co./Casey Co., KY native (1919-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Sneed, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Louise Abston Curry, Columbia, KY , formerly of Burkesville (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur Wilson, 86, Russell County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Williams, 87, Taylor County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Huston Smith (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Scott Stuart Berge, Burkesville, KY (1953-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, November 29, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Closed for Thanksgiving | (ID:59407, Comment)
Adair County Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Break | (ID:59412, Comment)
Adair Co. Clerk's Office closed for Thanksgiving Holiday | (ID:59564, Comment)
The following County Offices will be closed today
  • The Adair County Judge's Office
  • Adair County Road Department
  • Adair County Recycling
  • Green River Animal Shelter
| (ID:59576, Comment)
Adair County PVA Office closed today for Thanksgiving Holiday | (ID:59588, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Howard Slater, 65, Metcalfe County, KY | (ID:59598, Comment)


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