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Elma Smith, 92, Columbia, KY (1931-2024)

Elma D. (Antle) Smith of Columbia passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 92 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2024-02-04 20:03:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Scenic Kentucky: White Fences



2024-02-04 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by Tommy Bailey.
Tommy writes, "While in Campbellsville on Saturday, Jenny and I decided to take a ride out in the county. We headed out Hwy 68 New Lebanon Road, then turned left on Palestine Road. The farms and homes in that area must have gotten together and decided to make this White Fence Country. It kept going on for a long distance and was worth the drive."

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Little League games cancelled for Sunday Feb. 11

From Daniel Hedges

Little League Games are cancelled for Sunday, February 11, 2024, for the 2-3 Division.

This is not my decision or doing. I will released another revised schedule later this week for the end of the season. Please note if we have more snow we will be out of options. Thank you.


2024-02-04 19:52:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Inaugural Ball

Martha Henry Berry writes:
It was interesting to see that in 1978 there was an inaugural ball on the campus of Lindsey Wilson.

In 1947 (or thereabouts) my Dad was called out by the Columbia District of the Methodist Churches because he opened the gym on Sat. nights for the students to square dance. (He called them folk games) and they had to be called off. Thirty years made quite a difference.
Comments re: Around Adair: Ed's Remembered Glimpses of January 7, 1978


2024-02-04 19:50:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Miss Lake Cumberland contestants in 1973

Jim writes:
In the photo, left to right: Cindy Parnell (Jeffersonville), 4th; June Wallace (Somerset), 1st); Brenda Brookshire (Lexington), Miss Lake Cumberland; Hildreth Delene "Dee" Ferguson (Albany), 2nd; and Mary Allison Chesney (Monticello), 3rd.

The other contestants were Virginia Blakeman (Greensburg), Emily Ruth Hays (Tompkinsville), Martha Kaye Bartley (Glasgow), Carolyn Smith (Burkesville), Charlotte Grimsley (Columbia), Gay Stephens (Russell County), and Tyra Vaughn (Metcalfe County).
Comments re: Brookshire was named the first Miss Lake Cumberland


2024-02-04 19:48:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Around Adair: Ed's Remembered Glimpses of January 7, 1978

We've posted a number of Ed Waggener's Around Adair columns, and occasionally even added hints of context, but somehow missed one of the very best, which Jim says, "exemplified Ed in his element--as a reporter; as a proud husband and father; as a proudly progressive Columbian and Adair Countian; and as an astute observer of the human condition."

Jim has already added some context to the events in this one in earlier columns, but he has outdone himself with the following bit of journalistic scholarship and local history. We saved it for the weekend, so that you can settle in with a fresh cup of your favorite hot beverage, and click the title for not just a full Around Adair, but as complete a story of a very exciting time in Columbia history as we've seen. --Pen


By Jim

Background: In the general election of 1977, Coy Downey and James Brock won their races for Mayor of Columbia and Adair County Judge-Executive, respectively. Hardly had the polls closed and the winners announced when murmuring surfaced about the possibility of an Unheard of Event--an Inaugural Ball!

Just days later--shortly before Thanksgiving--at a meeting of the Executive Inaugural Committee held on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College, Dan Ellis, Lindsey's PR Director, was elected Chair; Sue Stivers, Extension Agent for Adair County, was elected Vice-Chair; and committee assignments were made, to-wit:
  • Formal Tea and Reception, Friday evening, January 6: Mary Allender, chair, assisted by members of the Home Demonstration Clubs.
  • World's Biggest Pot of Chili, Saturday, January 7: Don Wesley, Chair.
  • Inaugural Parade, Saturday afternoon, January 7: Paul Barry Jones, J.T. Coomer, Mayrine Rogers, and State Senator Doug Moseley.
  • Formal Dinner, Saturday night, January 7: Sue Stivers, Chair. (Tickets, $10 per person.)
  • Inaugural Ball, Saturday, night, January 7 (post-banquet): Barbara Barnes & Phyllis Yarberry, Co-chairs. (Tickets, $10 per couple.)
  • Finance Chairman & Treasurer: Don Moss of State Farm Insurance, assisted by Gaylon Yarberry & Ed Waggener.
  • Publicity: Allen Reed, general manager, WAIN AM & FM radio, assisted by Ed Waggener.
Perhaps the most important decision made that day, however, lay in the theme selected for this Momentous Occasion. As a nod toward the optimism generated by the election of Downey and Brock as the heads of government for Columbia and Adair County, respectively, the Executive Committee chose "A New Day for Adair County" as the nexus point of the event.


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2024-02-04 08:50:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Archie Dale Redmon, 61, Adair County, KY (1962-2024)

Archie Dale Redmon, 61, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at his residence with his family by his side.

He was a member of the Lovedale Church and a former iron worker. He enjoyed being outdoors and working, but his greatest love was spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren.


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Today is Homemade Soup Day in America

National Homemade Soup Day is celebrated on February 4th. Soup dates back to before the time humans used modern cooking equipment or techniques.

After the discovery of waterproof containers made out of clay, boiling became common and humans started cooking plants and animals. A vital element of their diet was liquid containing chunks of vegetables and/or meat. This is how soup came into existence.

The word 'soup' itself originated from the French word 'soupe,' which means broth. This French word, in turn, is derived from the Latin word 'suppa,' which means a piece of soaked bread. In the 18th century, French street vendors started to make and sell high-quality exotic soup dishes called 'restoratifs,' which lead to the birth of the first restaurants.


2024-02-04 08:34:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Ronnie Dale Hadley, 76, Campbellsville, KY (1947-2024)

Ronnie Dale Hadley, of Campbellsville, the son of the late Leon Hadley and Naomi Oleda (McDaniel) Hadley Curry was born December 31, 1947 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital. He was 76 years of age.

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Preserving quotes from family

Comments re: Phillip Coffey: some real characters

By Billy Joe Fudge

Phillip, preserving your quotes from family members is such a good idea. We need to preserve the wit and wisdom of our present generation and that which we remember of our ancestors, both family, neighbors and friends.

My Great Uncle, Coy Furkin said, "there are three elements necessary to catch fish:
  1. There has to be fish in the water.
  2. You have to have the right bait. And,
  3. You have to present it to them in the right fashion."
My Dad said, "If I can keep my 'years' warm, I'm warm all over."

After I told Ed Waggener that Columbia Magazine would soon have more "In Memory Birthdays" than "Happy Birthdays", he said, "that's the idea."


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Video: Events at the Adair Co. Genealogy & Research Center


Upcoming events for February and March 2024 at the Adair County Genealogy & Research Center 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia KY.


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The first Miss Lake Cumberland Pageant, 1973

From Doug Beard

The first Miss Lake Cumberland Pageant was held fifty-one years ago this spring, on Saturday night, April 14, 1973, in the V. P. Henry Auditorium at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

It was an official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, and featured Miss Kentucky 1972 Carolyn Sue Walters, Miss Kentucky 1971 Robbie Lynn Halcomb, the Lindsey Wilson College Choir, and Miss Holly Spicer.

The winner was Brenda Brookshire from Lexington, KY. The only other person I remember is the lady on the left, Cynthia Parnell from Columbia.

Click headline for photos and memorabilia from the event. If you know the names of the other contestants, please use the CM Comment Form and let us know.


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Chuck Sullivan, 73, Jamestown, KY (1950-2024)

Charles (Chuck) W. Sullivan, 73, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, January 31st, at TJ Health Columbia.

He was a retired electrical maintenance worker, born in Jamestown, KY on February 24, 1950, a son of the late Emma (York) and Johnny Sullivan.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 4
Happy Anniversary, Kelly and Denesa McCann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Grant (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Pegg (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Martinez (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danielle Stephens Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Adamson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaci Erinn Slaven | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karlee Rakel | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lily Streeval (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Pierce | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Kathryn Sandusky, Columbia, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Coomer, Adair Co., KY native (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Schoff, Adair Co., KY (1956-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Goodin, Jr., Casey Co., KY (1950 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beldon Marshall Allen, Cumberland Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis (Dink) Stapp Russell Springs, KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Moore, Adair County, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Winborn, 93, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Moody, Monroe Co. KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Lou Milby Taylor, Green Co., KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Emma Eulean Vaughn, Green Co, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Lee Kerr, 72, Columbia, KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice VanArsdale Bagby, 86 (1931-2017) Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Beatrice Cheatham Duvall, Adair County, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcus (Mark) Dale Abner, 59, Glasgow, KY/Seymour, IN native (1958-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Jane Wilson Gerard Stout, 79, formerly of Russell Co., KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Jean Lee, Russell Co. KY (1927-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Wise Elsbury, Taylor Co., KY (1919-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Wise Elsbury, Taylor Co., KY, (1919-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty L. Ballenger, 79, Jamestown, KY (1943-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Forrest Black, 90, Burkesville, KY (1932-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, E. Poe Young, Taylor Co., KY (1910-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eula Narene Hatfield, 81, Liberty, KY (1941-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine Grant, 90, Columbia, KY (1932-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Richards, 92, Casey County, KY (1927-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Inez Stotts, 93, Sparksville, KY (1927-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Rooster) Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James A. Salyers, Casey County, KY (1935-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Absher, 93, Columbia, KY (1927-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Dale Rodgers, 57, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn (Hunt) Sullivan, 92, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Scott, 90, Adair County, KY (1931-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry James Pendleton, 67, Casey County, KY (1950-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Burton Nash(1928-1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nathan Curry, 93, Columbia, KY (1916-2009) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Polly Corbin Stone, 90, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Lynn Johnson, 27, Louisville, KY (1995-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Renee Carter Davis, Green Co., KY (1963-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, V.O. (Doc) Moss, 90, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon York, 84, Adair County, KY (1937-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Cave, 94, Columbia, KY (1927-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdday, Mildred Cowherd Williams, 84,Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTLittle League Basketball: 2-3 Blue Tribe vs Green Tribe | (ID:66470, Comment)
2:00pmCTLittle League Basketball: 2-3 Red Tribe vs. Gray Tribe | (ID:66011, Comment)
3:00pmCTLittle League Basketball: 2-3 Yellow Tribe vs. Black Tribe | (ID:66012, Comment)
4:00pmCTLittle League Basketball: 4-5 Blue Chiefs vs. Green Chiefs | (ID:66013, Comment)
5:00pmCTLittle League Basketball: 4-5 Red Chiefs vs. Gray Chiefs | (ID:66471, Comment)
6:00pmCTLittle League Basketball: 4-5 Yellow Chiefs vs. Black Chiefs | (ID:66472, Comment)

 

































 
 
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