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Letter: Who needs more than 10 dogs?

Marie Freeman writes:
I don't understand who needs more than 10 dogs? Why would anybody want more than 10 dogs? And as far as euthanizing until people are more responsible with spay neuter it may become a necessity. I am an animal lover I don't want see any animal hurt. Even guardian rescues has expressed that since this no kill shelter rescue situation there are rescues that are becoming totally overwhelmed in almost a hoarding situation. I think there's a lot of animals being hurt because of people's bad behavior. And sadly sometimes bad behavior by people needs to be controlled. I guess it comes down to quality of life.

For the the animal. I think the structure other counties have had success with trying to set some kind of guideline where people are restricted on animal control, is where the new ordinance was structured. It seems to me that we will need an animal control county personnel. And I don't know if you've ever looked at the police report but look at how many animal control complaint calls. It will loosen up for the sheriff and state police that they can focus on more important crimes. Alley cat rescues is a wonderful organization. But there's nothing really local. Closest is Somerset. Perhaps using some of the kennel funds and the cattery funds to help local animals would be helpful. I don't think there's any simple answers to this. Until the humans start acting responsible!
Comments re: Changes expected before 2nd reading of Kennel Ordinance

2021-07-31 10:09:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Scenic Kentucky: Yellow Fields and Pink Trees

2021-07-31 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by William Lamkin.
William writes, "I was going through some pictures I took back in the spring and found this one. What beautiful Kentucky colors."

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Haiku by Robert Stone for July 31, 2021

Quite a gulf exists
between seeing a thing and
writing about it,
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 31 July 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3609

2021-07-31 10:04:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 7/30/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 9,677 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 97.4% were unvaccinated. Below are our area's COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average.

  • State - 52.00%
  • Taylor - 42.82%
  • Pulaski - 40.02%
  • Russell - 37.32%
  • Green - 32.87%
  • Adair - 30.24%
  • Wayne - 30.28%
  • Cumberland - 28.94%
  • Casey - 27.74%
  • McCreary - 25.05%
  • Clinton - 24.27%
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.96%.

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2021-07-31 10:04:13 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Coomer: My Sweet Fussbudget

Joyce Coomer

Memorial Day weekend 2020, as I was headed to town, I saw a tiny blue kitten in trees beside the road. I stopped and caught him. He was so young that he didn't yet know how to lap milk. (He's made up for that since!) He stayed in the garage for a few days until he got brave enough to go under the door and visit with the grown cats outside.

He grew fast and within a month was following me when I walked to Greg's grave.

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2021-07-31 08:12:22 | Comments | Printable version

Phillip Coffey - A salute to hard-working people

Hard-working people (Salute to them)
By Phillip Coffey
Hitting the road - trying to honestly earn my keep.
Taking on 'pretty much' anything to make a dollar.
So many things that I had little talent - less interest
But 'got to eat' - sweating a lot - 'south' of the collar.

Milking the herded Bovines - Swinging the clawed hammer.
Toting the mixed cement for the professional block layers.
Toiled some long days - young, next day very same pattern.
Smiles from me all around - 'Good hard-working people'.

2021-07-31 08:07:00 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Ham radio in Columbia

Michael Brown writes:
"Ham Radio is alive and thriving in KY. I'm sure you will hear from others. Please follow the link to the local club's website -

On that page, you'll find the information - Nightly net 8:30 Central / 9:30 Eastern. We meet the 4th Thursday of each month except Nov/Dec at 6 PM Central time at the Adair County EM Bldg., 971 Campbellsville Rd, Columbia, KY. The group's web address - - Michael Brown, amateur radio call sign KM4IY
Responding to: Great conversations - big talk - always good

2021-07-31 07:55:12 |
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Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 31
Happy Anniversary, Pen and Amy Waggener (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stacy and Zack Giles (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Gribbins (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Kelley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Marra | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carrie McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Roution | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Vance | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davaa Dorjsuren | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Belden (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin England (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Georgia Hatfield | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Marshall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Wade Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Micah Abbott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nadine Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Burns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Ramage | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Carter Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Greene, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon J. Walker, Columbia, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Snow Lloyd , Russell Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Huey Lee York, Somerset, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Lou Walters, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Coe, Jr., 84, Russell County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis (Tater) Pyles, Columbia, KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flonnie Mae Melson, 73, Rusell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Dennis Price, Green County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine Giles, Adair County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Paul Asa, Taylor County, KY (1931-2015). | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Patty Jean (Pat) Brown Wilson, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Hall Maddox, Green County KY, (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Hatfield, 92, Adair Co., KY, (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Bell Corbin Parrish, Magnolia, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Monroe Stovall, 82, Metcalfe Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daniel Francis Brucker, 69, Casey Co., KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry Junior Cox, 66, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances DeSpain Grimsley, Green County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sgt. Lee Willard Gist, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Vire Hamilton, 84, Metcalfe Co., KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gage Wilson, infant (2018-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Floyd, 71, Casey Co., KY native (1945-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diana Elizabeth Lemmon, 58, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Cox, 77, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Pearl Melton Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Kearnes, 77, Campbellsville, KY (1943-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis "Tater" Pyles 7/31/13 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Neat, (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, Lilith & Kaylie Meyer, stillborn twins, Adair Co., KY (31 Jul 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTFarmers Market on the Square
On the corner of Merchant and Campbellsville Streets until 1pmCT | (ID:62040, Comment)
10:00amCTCalvary Temple 2021 Back to School Revival | (ID:61928, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Reba Moore Akin, 88, Columbia, KY (1933-2021) | (ID:62037, Comment)


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