Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Daily News for
Saturday, June 5, 2021
← 2021-06-04 Previous DayNext Day 2021-06-06 →

To view another day, enter a year, month and day, and press enter:
NOTE: Date must be in the form YYYY-MM-DD, like 2021-06-05.

Carol Perkins: My neck is sore

Previous Column: Life is a circle

By Carol Perkins

After losing a substantial amount of weight (for me), I was excited for my yearly checkup with my cardiologist in Louisville, who once told me my breathing problem was because I had no neck. He didn't mean it insultingly, but when he gave me that news, my eyes bugged, I looked at Guy, and he nodded as if he knew.

"This time," I said before leaving home, "I'm going to shock the doctor by showing him my neck."

As soon as Dr. A.K. Sharma came into the room, he was outwardly surprised. "You don't look like the same person," he said, pleased that I had taken his advice a year ago and dropped down to a size I haven't been in years.

I couldn't resist. I raised my chin and announced, "Now I have a neck!" He laughed at the joke between us (I had sent him the article I had written about having no neck), but then I continued, "The problem is that the neck I didn't have has now been found, and it's drooping! I have used every cream that I think will work."

He explained the scientific reason for gathering loose skin (my double chin had to go somewhere) and told me to exercise my neck.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2021-06-05 08:26:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

<-Previous PhotoPhoto 1 of 3Next Photo->
Birds of Kentucky: Song Sparrow

2021-06-05 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
All About Birds has this to say about the Song Sparrow: "Like many other songbirds, the male Song Sparrow uses its song to attract mates as well as defend its territory. Laboratory studies have shown that the female Song Sparrow is attracted not just to the song itself, but to how well it reflects the ability of the male to learn. Males that used more learned components in their songs and that better matched their song tutors (the adult bird they learned their songs from) were preferred."

Permalink | Comments?

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 6/4/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We added fewer new cases this week (76) than for the same time period last week (106) so our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 went down to 5.19 today compared to 7.30 last Friday. Unfortunately, the last 3 days of this week showed an increase in cases.

Hopefully, that will not continue into next week. We experienced 2 deaths related to COVID-19 this week. We have 74 active cases today compared with 87 last Friday. We have 12 cases hospitalized today compared with 13 last Friday. Our vaccination numbers are creeping upward, but we still have no counties with an uptake rate higher than the state average.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.47%.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2021-06-05 08:18:08 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 5, 2021

Permission to work
may mean pitting family
one against other.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 5 June 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3553

2021-06-05 08:12:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 5
Happy Anniversary, Anna D. and Donald R. Burton (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Darlene and Ralph Foster (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jamie and John Shelley, (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Lloyd Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bob Barnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Anna Yarberry (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Brown (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Steven Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Tucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Ford (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Joe Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Moss (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Miriam Vanarsdale Gibson (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sondra Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Morrison Arms, Cumberland Co, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles McKinley Streeval, 75, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Harden Taylor County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene (Shorty) LaFavers, Russell Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnie Parson, Adair County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin Rhodes, Taylor Co., KY (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lile Mitchell Smith, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin R. (Chick) Antle, Jamestown, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Evelyn (Keith) Coleman Tucson, AZ (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Keltner, 54, Adair Co., KY (d. April 3, 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacob Cappel, 22, Dunnville, KY (1992-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Sublett, Taylor County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertrude Browning, Adair County, KY (d. 17 Apr 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Wayne Merritt, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Frank H. Alexander, Knifley, Adair Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Bernard, 83, Dunnville, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alex F. Young, Taylor County, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Phelps, 49, Casey County, KY (1967-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Ann Smith, 57, Adair Co., KY/Barren native (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Edna Hadley, 90, Adair County, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Allan Hawkins, Adair County, KY (1983-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Lou Lowe Curry, 68, Green County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Duel (Dee Dee) Wilson, 87, Russell County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Marie Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1921-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andy Withers, 60, Adair County, KY (1959-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Clayton Vance, 62, Taylor County, KY (1956-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Malinda Burden Tucker (1863-1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Marlow Campbell (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee "Mollie" Reeder Watson (1886) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Burns, 78, Burkesville, KY (1942-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Peter (Mike) Irby, 79, Burkesville, KY (1937-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon A. Tucker, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1957-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Lee Salyers Williams, 92, Casey County, KY (1927-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Birthdayl, Ruby Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoy Birthday, Martha Chapman Kinnett (1906-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTServices for Georgia Dale Cook Akin, 69, Columbia, KY (1952-2021) | (ID:61774, Comment)
NoonCTCane Valley & Coburg Homecoming Day | (ID:61759, Comment)
4:00pmCTBAVFD 23rd Annual Fish Fry & BBQ Chicken/Auction | (ID:61738, Comment)
6:00pmCTBlake Martin Memorial Basketball Game at ACHS
All proceeds from the event will go to the Asher and Avery Education fund in Blake's honor. | (ID:61634, Comment)


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.