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Carol Perkins: Away They Go

Previous Column: Christmas officially has begun

By Carol Perkins

One thousand, one hundred and fifty-five Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, filled with toys, hygiene products, socks, t-shirts, school supplies, and materials about Jesus, left Metcalfe County last week for the regional drop-off center in Columbia. From there, they traveled to one of eight processing centers and were then sent to countries where the word of Jesus has not reached or is barely known.

What a county effort! Dozens of people dropped off items, placing them in the boxes decorated by local children. Many took part in bake sales, held fundraising events, and donated financially. Our county shoebox shoppers, Peggie McCoy and Anna Jolly, made sure each box had needed items. A couple of ladies put together these eleven hundred boxes, another group sewed hundreds of bears, and another crew worked for almost two weeks sorting and packing boxes, labeling each "boy or girl" and by age group. The shoeboxes then went into bigger boxes, ready for transport. Lots of work and great fun!


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2022-11-24 08:52:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

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OCC 2022: LWC Volunteers unloading the Edmonton trailer



2022-11-24 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Carol Perkins.
Volunteers with Lindsey Athletics helped to unload over 1100 shoebox gifts from Metcalfe County at Wheet Fellowship Hall last week in Columbia.

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Billy Gene Money, 86, Greensburg, KY (1936-2022)

Billy Gene Money of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the Green Hill Rehab and Care Center. He was 86 years old.

A Celebration of Life Visitation for Billy Gene Money will be conducted from NoonCT until 3pmCT on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY. Burial will take place later at the Caballero Rivero Palms Woodlawn Park in Homestead, Florida.


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2022-11-24 08:47:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New of Columbia from late November, 1932

Ninety years ago this month, the radio program "Buck Rogers" made its debut appearance. In the Presidential election, Franklin Delano Roosevelt crushed incumbent Herbert Hoover in popular vote, electoral vote, and number of states carried. (In Adair County, a few over 6,300 votes were cast; Roosevelt carried by 167.) The great depression continued its stranglehold on the American economy, with unemployment hitting 25% of the workforce a bit earlier in the year; and Thanksgiving fell on November 24th. But meanwhile, back in The Shire...

By JIM

Albin Murray announced the soon-to-opening of his new filling station on Burkesville Street, "one block off the public square." The News described it as "attractive in appearance and ideally located." (It opened within a few days with Frank Triplett as the manager.)

City Attorney Ralph Hurt and contractor Christ Christensen were in Washington D.C., "conferring with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in regard to the loan that was recently granted Columbia...to complete the Columbia water system." (The Town Council had taken up the issue of a city wide water works over three years earlier but not until mid-1933 did the project see completion.)

Work on Highway 80 progressed splendidly. The grade had been set "from the entrance to Jamestown Street to a branch on J.D. Lowe's farm;" a steam shovel crew worked its way from Russell Creek toward town; and work had commenced on the Russell Creek bridge for the new road.

In another direction, the Adair portion of Burkesville Road had been rocked and work had commenced on the Cumberland County end.


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2022-11-24 08:33:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

A Thanksgiving Proclamation from the Governor, 21 Nov 1861

By Mike Watson

A Thanksgiving Proclamation from the Governor of Kentucky, Beriah Magoffin, during the Civil War: The Louisville Daily Courier, 21 November 1861, page 1.

Note that Nat Gaither, Jr. is mentioned; he was Kentucky Secretary of State at the time.

It reads:


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2022-11-24 08:23:48 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 24, 2022

Random photograph
may lead to fascination
with one never met.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 24 November 2022.
-1000 haiku fourth time, more days coming up, Day 4090


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Tessa Sublett Pickett, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1947-2022)

Tessa Sublett Pickett passed away at the Taylor Regional Hospital on Monday afternoon, November 21, 2022. She was age 75 years old.

Services will be held at 1pmET on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church, 317 E Main St, Campbellsville, KY. Entombment will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Visitation is requested from 11amET to 1pmET on Saturday.


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2022-11-24 08:07:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tampa Bay news item on Phillip Bailey

Retired firefighter Phillip Bailey has been fighting a serious infection since October 28. A GoFundMe has been set up by his son, Stephen Bailey, to help raise money for Phillip's medical expenses: www.gofundme.com.

Fox13 in the Tampa Bay area recently interviewed Stephen Bailey about his father's career and recent medical fight: Retired Largo firefighter hospitalized with severe leg infection.


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Barbara Clark, 71, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2022)

Barbara Clark of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. She was 71 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 3pmET on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville by Rev. John Butler Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested at 11amET on Saturday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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2022-11-24 08:00:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Industrial Park site visit is step two toward grant

By Heather Bryant Spoon

Members of the Columbia Adair Economic Development Authority (EDA) welcomed guests to Green River Commerce Park on Hwy 55 North for a site visit before grant applications receive final selection in January.

This brief visit was the final evaluation portion of the recent grant application process. Site Selection Group (SSG) will submit their recommendations for awarding to the Cabinet by late December.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 24
Happy Birthday, Amanda Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley McGaha Froedge (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Ray Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krissy Thomas (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lesa VanArsdale Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lukas Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mariah Lynne Melson (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Bell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Presley Gaskin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Lucas, Russell County, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irma Martin, Yosemite, KY (1959-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Junior Vibbert, Cumberland County, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitchell Castillo, Jr., Campbellsville, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Smith, Bridgeview, IL (1934-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) England, Metcalfe County native (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gleason Finn, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rosetta Allene Vaughn, Cumberland Co., KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Ryan Pruitt, Burkesville, KY (1982 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Stotts, Adair County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollan Cannon, Casey Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Norris, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandy Roberts Coffey, Russell Springs, KY (1977-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Margie Mae Henderson Caven, Green Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie Graham, Sr., Taylor County, KY, (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Goody) Patterson, Green Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Robert B. Oldham, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Glenn Emerson, 77, Casey Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Earlene Dunbar, 88, Russell Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Roy, Russell Co./Adair Co., KY native (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Drusilla Williams Booher, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Becky Warriner, 73, Russell County, KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Lourene Garrett Syra, 87, Metcalfe Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Dean Garner, 53, Russell County, KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buford (Butch) Abell, Bradfordsville, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gloria Marcine Garrison, Cane Valley, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Blake Burris Martin, 34, Columbia, KY (1986-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Wood Bagby, 85, Louisville, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry R. Brown, 57, Jamestown, KY (1964-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessica Anne Burton, 39, Columbia, KY (1982-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kristina Louise Sult, 49, Knifley, KY (1971-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marion Francine Fortenberry, 54, Jamestown, KY (1965-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelmer Crawhorn, 92, Columbia, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, November 24, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTThanksgiving Day 2022 | (ID:64162, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Co. Clerk's Office closed today for Thanksgiving | (ID:64236, Comment)
County offices closed today for Thanksgiving
  • Adair County Judge Executive's Office
  • Adair County Road Department
  • Green River Animal Shelter
| (ID:64240, Comment)
Adair County PVA Office closed today for Thanksgiving | (ID:64242, Comment)
Farm Bureau South closed for Thanksgiving | (ID:64247, Comment)

 





























 
 
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