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Churches of Adair Co.: Columbia United Methodist

Click headline for Doug's photo essay featuring Columbia United Methodist Church. If you'd like to submit a church to be featured on Columbia Magazine, send photos and descriptions to

By Doug Beard

We have some beautiful churches in our city and county with wonderful histories. I think it would be nice to feature these houses of worship on CM. I will start it off with Columbia United Methodist Church. I believe your readership would find this to be of interest.

2020-09-13 17:10:50 | Comments | Printable version

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Epicurean Kentuckian: Fire-roasted veggies

2020-09-13 - EK Kitchen - Photo by Pen.
Sweet peppers and onions, quick grilled on high heat, provide nice accents for a variety of dishes and salads.

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November 20, 1979 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in the November 20, 1979, issue of the Adair County News. Topics included the origin of the Chance post office name, a magical breakfast in Wartrace, Tennessee, and quick analysis of the chances in the next race for 5th District Representative. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

There was a Chance community would get a post office, and that's how Chance; Kentucky, came to get its name, according to Mrs Virgil Bryant, who researched the question. Mrs. Bryant offered the information after being told of Robert I. Smith's request for information relating to strange U.S. place names.

She writes,"Henry Bardin was trying to get a post office for what is now the Chance community. He sent off some names to try and get an office located there, but each name,it seemed, was already in use."

"Then one day a fellow asked, 'Reckon there is a chance we will ever get a post office here?" Mr. Bardin said, 'I don't know, but I am sending that name in." So the Chance post office was established around 1900 where the trading post is located, at the intersection of Highways 768 and 1952.

"It was discontinued for a short time and re-opened at the last location on road number 1952. The-office-was permanently closed about three or four years ago. That completes the information requested by Mr. Smith, whose complete address is Robert I. Smith, Newsdesk, Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan 42831.

We were In Lynchburg, Tennessee, on a recent Sunday morning. Lynchburg is in Moore County, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville.

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2020-09-13 14:40:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Crappie USA 2020 Classic at Green River Lake, Oct 22-24, 2020

By Ron Presley

Columbia-Adair County Tourism is welcoming qualifying Crappie anglers from several states to travel to Columbia to participate in the 2020 Crappie USA (CUSA) Classic on October 22-24, 2020. Presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela's, the tournament will have local and traveling anglers vying for a guaranteed payout of $125,000 in cash and prizes. The Classic Championship is the official end to the 2020 season, and tournament weigh-in will take place at Holmes Bend Marina.

Anglers fishing the October 22-24, 2020 event will be testing their crappie fishing skills against other anglers and whatever Mother Nature has in store. All participants have met the qualification requirements of Crappie USA to fish the year ending championship.

Activities get started with registration and seminar on Thursday October 22. Fishing days at the Classic are Friday the 23th and Saturday the 24th of October. Fishing begins at 6:30amCT and ends at 3pmCT, with anglers required to be in the weigh-in line by 4pmCT.

An awards dinner will follow the tournament to recognize the winners, crown the 2020 points champions, and make various other awards and presentations such as the adult/youth and male/female teams of the year.

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2020-09-13 14:39:20 | Comments | Printable version

Governor's Sunday update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the commonwealth.

"We've seen some troubling increases in the number of positive coronavirus cases across our commonwealth in recent weeks," the Governor said. "Let's remember that we're not powerless in this fight. We wash our hands often and properly. We can keep our gatherings small and make sure we maintain a safe social distance. We can avoid traveling to hotspots. But most of all, we can wear a mask. It's the best advice from the nation's top experts and how we protect those we love during this pandemic."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Sept. 13, Gov. Beshear reported that there are at least 56,945 cases in Kentucky, 536 of which were newly reported Sunday. Eighty-seven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Barren County.

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2020-09-13 14:32:08 | Comments | Printable version

100 Years Ago: Lost and found

As summer wended its way toward autumn a century ago, the American economy took a short breather from the post-war boom, collecting itself in the depth of a brief recession for a multi-year run to stratospheric heights. Prohibition, still just months old, already had spawned speakeasies and the rise of jazz; and the Democrats fretted the newly enfranchised female voters would help tip the Presidential election to Warren G. Harding, the Republican candidate. (They did, in no small part because the Republicans arrived early to the right-to-vote party while the Democrats straggled in quite late.) But meanwhile, back in The Shire...


The News carried several death reports in September 15 edition, including that of Albert Dell, the ten-year-old son of James and Martha Burton killed on the 10th by a lightning strike; and that of Esther Gilmer Dohoney, the 102-year-old-grandmother of Woodruff J., W.H. Ernest, and Ray Flowers. The paper referred to her as "an ardent member of the Presbyterian Church for about eighty years. . .[and] one of the most remarkable women who ever died in Kentucky."

Columbia was in the dark, had been for some time, and seemed destined to stay that way for the foreseeable future. The power plant had gone out weeks earlier and although Mr. G.B. Smith, in charge of the plant, had immediately ordered replacement parts from Louisville, shipping was delayed indefinitely from the manufacturer in Wisconsin to the supplier in Louisville.

The News groused, not without cause, that "residents of Columbia have been using lamps for several weeks, and there is no telling when the light plant will be ready for service." Hydroelectric power via Russell Creek served as backup, but the water was too low to produce so much as a flicker of light.

The power outage played havoc with the ongoing revival at the Columbia Methodist Church, as it was "progressing under difficulties;" to-wit: "The lights are not sufficient to light the building, and as a matter of course the preacher is embarrassed, and the congregations that meet are not in a mood to listen."

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2020-09-13 09:03:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 13, 2020

Flavor of apples
belonging to someone else
is always better.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 13 September 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3288

2020-09-13 07:29:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 13
Happy Anniversary, Hali & Josh Phillips (2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Antone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jay Rowlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katelynn Jones (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leshia Fair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lucy Ellen Frances Zornes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patsy Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wendy Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Thelma Nora Roy, 88, Adair County, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Ingram Allen, Taylor County, KY (1962-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene C. Royalty, Jamestown, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Herron Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva K. Bryant, Russell Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Sullivan, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loretta Antle, Taylor County, KY, (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Lewis Woodrum, Cane Valley, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lloyd Akers, Casey County, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine Pennington, Casey Co., KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendell Norris, 55, Burkesville, KY (1958-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Daryl (Buck) Graham Jr., 25, Taylor Co., KY (1988-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sean Patrick O'Bannon, Louisville, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Carlos H. Coop, 81, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ricky Greer, 32, Green County, (1985-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane White Phillips , 64, Taylor County, KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Helen (Shofner) Skaggs, 83, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene (Mean Eye) Taylor, Taylor County, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leon Lewis, Sr., Green County, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Gene Haynes, 55, Russell County, KY (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Wayne Booth, 60, Russell County, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chloe Gail Fortenberry, age three years, Russell Co., KY (2013-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Logan Hudson, 19, Russell Co., KY (1997-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Barbara Bradshaw, 76, Green County KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Lee Allen, 89, Casey Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Cown, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethel Nell Pollard, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delta Wall, 96, Casey County, KY, (1920-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elois Squires Gumm, Green County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harvey Wheeler, 78, Casey County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Gail Vibbert, Cumberland Co., KY native (1953-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Wiser, 92, formerly of Casey County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Nell Scott, 72, Cumberland County, KY (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Collins, 35, Cumberland County (1982-2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michelle Rose Thompson, Columbia, KY (1961-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Lee Simpson (9/13/58 - 10/15/98) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Frank Radford, Columbia, KY (1934-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BirthDay. Voris Wilson Whitlock , Green Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Happy Anniversary, Herman (d. Sept. 25, 2008) and Mattie Frances Jessee (d. June 24, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTThe Daltons singing at Melson Ridge UBC | (ID:60975, Comment)
In-car option for Columbia UMC Communion | (ID:60976, Comment)
10:30amCTBrother Dean Morris preaching at Through the Fire Worship Center | (ID:60950, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Roger Arthur Ussery, 77, Columbia, KY (1943-2020) | (ID:60962, Comment)
2:00pmCTHigher Calling singing at Mt. Zion Church | (ID:60971, Comment)
6:00pmCTBrother Mark Pierce preaching at Through the Fire Worship Center | (ID:60951, Comment)


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