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Monday, May 31, 2021
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EDA Board Special Called Meeting Tuesday, June 1

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority will hold a Special Calleed Meeting at 8amCT on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in the Chamber of Commerce basement meeting area at 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY.

Meeting Agenda:


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2021-05-31 17:21:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

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Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo



2021-05-31 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Evan Waggener.
One of the largest lantern festivals in the nation took place at the Louisville Zoo in May, featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs.

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Phillip Coffey: Tribute to Real Heroes

By Phillip Coffey

Oh! so much discomfort - sand in my new shoes.
While others march forward, undeterred - 'line of fire'.
So much to address about each of us - totally untested.
Thousands of our heroes on foreign soil - peacefully at rest.

Spent a whole lot of my time with one of our real heroes
That survived the enemy firing but daily was truly tested
While caring forward with so many horrors in his head.
Paid his dues, now on Keltner Ridge - there he is resting.


2021-05-31 11:05:30 | Comments | Printable version

Bessie Lois (Finley) Smith, 85, Burkesville, KY (1936-2021)

Mrs. Bessie Lois (Finley) Smith of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky. She was 85 years old.

The Funeral will be conducted at 2pmCT on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Nathan Boils officiating. Burial will follow in the Christian Chapel Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends after 5pmCT on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Norris-New Funeral Home until the funeral hour on Tuesday.


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2021-05-31 10:45:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Washington (Pete) Vaughn, 99, Summersville, KY (1921-2021)

Mr. Washington "Pete" Vaughn of Summersville passed away on May 27, 2021 at his home. He was 99 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. Washington "Pete" Vaughn will be conducted at 11amCT on Monday, May 31, 2021 at the Gupton - Landrum Funeral Home, 307 East Columbia Ave., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Greg Whitlow, Bro. Finis Berry and Bro. Meryl Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Sunday, May 30, 2021 and after 8amCT on Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home.


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2021-05-31 10:37:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Donna Mae Youngman Garcia, 80, Breeding, KY (1940-2021)

Ms. Donna Mae (Youngman) Garcia of Breeding passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the Metcalfe Health Care Center in Edmonton, Kentucky. She was 80 years old.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, May 31, 2021, at 1pmCT at the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Breeding, Kentucky with Bro. Larry Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Breeding, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 31, 2021, from 10amCT until NoonCT at Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky.


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2021-05-31 10:21:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Gracie Parrot wins 2021 NAIA Individual National Championship

courtesy Campbellsville University Athletics

Green County's Gracie Parrott, Campbellsville University golfer, won the NAIA Individual National Championship on Friday at Rose Creek Golf Course in Oklahoma City, Okla. Gracie is the daughter of Walt and Deana Coffey-Parrott and granddaughter of Billy Dean Coffey, 5th District Magistrate of Adair County.

"I'm so thankful for the opportunities that God has blessed me with and can't even begin to describe the feeling of this day and week," Parrott said. " This whole week has been a dream come true and I never imagined this actually becoming a reality."

In addition to her parents, family, teammates, coaches and caddy, Parrott wishes to thank her entire support system. "Thank you so much to everyone who has called, text, commented, shared, broke their refresh button on golf stats, prayed, etc because all the support from people back home has made this week 100x more special. I'm so happy we get to bring this championship title back home to Kentucky!"


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2021-05-31 10:13:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Request for Photos - Bridges of Adair County

Columbia Magazine is asking readers to submit photos of bridges in Adair County. We'd especially like to find a few pictures from just before and after the construction of the (new in 1990s) Green Hills, Russell Creek Bridge.

You can email photos to photos@columbiamagazine.com. Please include your name (and the name of the photographer if different), the location, and if you know the date that would be helpful, too.


2021-05-31 10:07:56 | Comments | Printable version

Photo contest captures southern and eastern Kentucky

Somerset, KY - A photo contest is underway until June 5, 2021, to capture the nature, places, experiences and people of southern and eastern Kentucky, and the prize features one of the region's top events.

The #CaptureTheKyWildlands photo contest Grand Prize winner will receive a gift package to the 2021 Master Musician Festival, which will be held July 16 and 17 in Somerset. The package will include two VIP tickets to the event, a two-night stay at the Best Western, which is less than one mile from the event, and gift cards to Somerset eateries.

In addition to posting entries to social networks with #CaptureTheKyWildlands, entries also must be emailed to administrator@kywildlands.com. Entrants should review the full contest guidelines online at https://www.explorekywildlands.com/capturethekywildlands-photo-contest.


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2021-05-31 10:03:49 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Snakes are very beneficial

Larry Clark writes:
Head and neck proportions dosen't look right, and it has a very sharp tail. Copperhead snakes have pits in their faces and, a blunt tail. Also the color, and pattern doesn't look like other copperhead snakes I have seen. Snakes are very beneficial creatures, if you are unsure about what they are, please don't kill them. --Larry
Comments re: Melson Ridge Copperhead


2021-05-31 10:00:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 31, 2021

Some words are themselves,
dandering is just strolling
but feels different.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 31 May 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3548


2021-05-31 09:57:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 31
Happy Anniversary, Bobby and Jerry Moore (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Gladys Baker (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angelina Firkins (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Long Hogan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandi Garrett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brayden Christopher Stotts (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christy Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David J. Wells (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Bardin (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ernestine Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Firkin (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kasen Lane Maulden (2018 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laura Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison Bishop (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maryann Koerner (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Elizabeth Bardin, (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Payne | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vicky Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vocal Pelly | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Thomas Anderson, 50, of Marrowbone, KY (1965-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Grider Patterson, Liberty, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Ray Smith, Danville, KY (1954-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Aleen Davis, Green Co., KY (1934-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond "Ray" Coles FlewwellinTaylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Louise Cox Lobb, Green Co., KY native (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roberta Jackson, Russell Co., KY (1934-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessaphine Janes Wheeler, Adair Co., KY native (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Leon Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Wright, Green County, KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur Wayne Cox, Taylor County, KY (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tonnie E. Bell, 70, Casey County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela A. Vetter, Green County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ollie J. Robertson, Russell Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Goff Cary, Burkesville, KY, (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clemmie Odell Karnes, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Isenberg, Summer Shade, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allene (Peggy) McKinney Darnell, Green Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie White, 60, Columbia, KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth M. Houk, Russell Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alene H. Grider, 87, Russell County, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas D. Wilson, 70, Windsor, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James V. (Jimmy) Beams, 82, Green Co., KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elma P. Buis, 80, Casey County, KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard L. Blaul, 77, Taylor County, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Myrtle Blakey, 88, Russell Co., KY/Adair native (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elvin Grider, 80, Adair County, KY native (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Ray Mondie, 46, Liberty, KY (1971-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Flickner, 76, Adair County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Long, 83, formerly of Adair County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sally Mae Edwards, age 100, Casey County, KY (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adam Michael Edwards, 31, Green County, KY (1988-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, August Lepiarczyk (1901-1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Richardson, 70, Greensburg, KY (1950-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Don Abney, 60, Cumberland County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judith Gail Meeks, 76, Casey County, KY (1943-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ladel Louise Rule Davidson, 29, Somerset, KY (1989-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Upchurch (1913-1997) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, May 31, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTMemorial Day | (ID:61659, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Co. Clerks Office closed today | (ID:61725, Comment)
County Offices closed for Memorial Day:
  • Adair County Judge Executive's office
  • Green River Animal Shelter
  • Adair County Recycling Center
  • Adair County Road Department
  • Annex Building
| (ID:61727, Comment)
11:00amCT20th District Softball Tournament: Marion County versus Adair County | (ID:61747, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Donna Mae Youngman Garcia, 80, Breeding, KY (1940-2021) | (ID:61757, Comment)
1:30pmCT20th District Softball Tournament: Taylor County vs Campbellsville | (ID:61748, Comment)
4:00pmCT20th District Baseball Tournament: Championship game | (ID:61746, Comment)

 




























 
 
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