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Letter: Yield signs may be downed on a dare

Ralph Waggener writes:
By the direction the Yield sign is down on the Square from the photo on Columbia Magazine it is more than likely caused by youngsters in big pickup trucks! I don't like security cameras spying on us but in this case security cameras would find out who is doing this, and if we know who, then it will stop!

I know these things because I, too, was once upon a time a kid driving! Peer pressure is so strong when you are young, sweeping the square was pushed by most everyone, in like, "have you ever done it? or, I bet you can't" that carries a lot of weight when you're young! We did not destroy things much but we as kids did our share of "I bet you can't!"
Re: Yield sign down again on the Square


2024-07-07 18:53:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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2024-07-07 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Anita Rees.
An early morning paddle on Green River Lake at Mt Carmel. Anita says she's never seen the water so still.

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Janice Dial, 83, Casey County, KY (1943-2024)

Janice L. Dial, age 83, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Saturday July 6th, 2024. She was born in Casey County April 17th, 1943, to Claud A. and Clora Goforth Carmicle.

Janice was a caregiver and a former employee of OshKosh.


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2024-07-07 18:47:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Conversation with Haiku writer Robert Stone

By Linda Waggener

If you enjoy the poems by Robert Stone in the Columbia Magazine archives, as I do, you may be missing his daily Haiku updates since his health challenges began.

Before he took a break for healing a few months back, Robert responded to my email question about his bio - I always want to know the writers behind their words, the photographers behind their pictures. What follows is our conversation on the subject:

Robert Stone wrote, "I have not written a bio. I thought about writing a long obituary for ColumbiaMagazine that could be on file when the time comes.


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2024-07-07 10:13:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Tommy Druen: The meaning of true knowledge

Previous Column: Being a builder

By Tommy Druen

Recently, I came across a critique of children's television programming, lamenting that much of it is geared exclusively towards children. This struck me as odd - shouldn't children's shows primarily serve children? However, as I read further, the argument began to make sense. The theory proposed that parents and children used to watch television together more frequently, not merely because there were fewer channels, but because many shows operated on multiple levels that both could enjoy.

Consider classic cartoons like Looney Tunes or Popeye. These shows often contained hidden jokes that were perhaps even funnier to the adults watching. A prime example is Bugs Bunny winning a radio quiz with an ostensibly impossible math question. When asked how he solved it, Bugs quips, "It's easy. If there's one thing us rabbits can do, it's multiply!," followed by a suggestive snicker.

As I've grown older and, hopefully, wiser, I've realized that many of my earliest educators employed a similar dual-level approach. Lessons that seemed straightforward at the time often carried deeper meanings that resonated with me years later. One vivid memory is from Ms. Donnie Mae Thompson's first-grade class, where she had us play the game of telephone.


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Jonathon Holmes named new Director of Adair Co. Bands


"I am thrilled to be able to announce that Mr. Holmes will usher in a new era for the Adair County Band. Mr. Holmes brings a plethora of experience and a track record of high achievement that I think will follow suit with the history of excellence that surrounds this program." - Jason Faulkner

From Jason Faulkner, Superintendent
Adair County Public Schools

Adair County Schools is excited to introduce Mr. Jonathon Holmes as the new director of the Adair County Band Program.

Mr. Holmes led the Glasgow Scottie Band Program as head band director since 2014. Before his role as head band director at Glasgow, Mr. Holmes served as the assistant band director of the Adair County Band Program from 2011 to 2014. During this period, the band clinched a state championship in 2011 and secured the position of BOA National Runner-Up in 2012.

Mr. Holmes will be named as interim director immediately. He will assume all the roles and responsibilities of the director. Mr. Holmes official hire date will be July 17, 2024.


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2024-07-07 10:04:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Vacation Bible School at Columbia Church of God

From Teresa Thompson

Columbia Church of God will hold a one-day Vacation Bible School from 10amCT to 2pmCT on Saturday, July 20, 2024. There will be classes for all ages, including adults. For more information, call 270-384-4590.

Columbia Church of God is located at 708 Mitchell Street, Columbia, KY.


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James Tarter Jr, 31, Adair County, KY (1992-2024)

James Houston Tarter Jr., 31, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024. He was born September 18, 1992, to James Houston Tarter Sr. of Columbia, KY and Teresa Mae Felty Wren (Charlie) of Morgantown, KY. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Johnnie Tarter.

He was of the Christian faith, enjoyed fishing, traveling, especially to the ocean, and spending time with his family and friends.


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2024-07-07 08:54:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

VBS starts July 15th at Columbia UMC

by Kyle Ballou

Columbia United Methodist Church is excited to announce this year's Vacation Bible School with a festive "Christmas in July" theme! Join us from July 15-18, 5-7pmCT for a fun-filled week.

Each evening, we will enjoy a scrumptious meal together, followed by engaging activities including scripture study, singing, meaningful lessons, crafts, and outdoor games.

Our grand finale on Thursday night will feature decorating "Happy Birthday Jesus" cakes and enjoying both wet and dry inflatables. We look forward to celebrating with you and making this VBS a memorable experience for all!


2024-07-07 08:36:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Boyd Thomas Curry, 81, Greensburg, KY (1943-2024)

Boyd Thomas Curry of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Boyce Curry and Magaline Rose Curry, was born on Monday, March 22, 1943 in Green County and departed this life on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at his home. He was 81 years, 3 months, and 15 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Greasy Creek Baptist Church. He was a carpenter for many years and enjoyed doing his garden work every year and was always taking things from it to his neighbors and friends. He also enjoyed raising tobacco. He was always very blessed with all things. He always said if it still works, we don't need another one.


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2024-07-07 08:33:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Harold Schackow, 85, Russell County, KY (1938-2024)

Harold Daniel Schackow, of Russell Springs, passed away Monday, July 1, 2024, at Russell County Hospital. He was 85 years of age.

Born September 29, 1938, he was a former machine operator at Tecumseh Products and a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed woodworking, mowing his yard, and tending to a garden. He also enjoyed making hot salsa that no one else was able to eat. Harold will be missed dearly by his family and friends.


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2024-07-07 08:30:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 7
Happy Anniversary, Clinton "Tom" and Tonya Bunch (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, George and Melody Russell Pollard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jason and Jennifer Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe and Stephanie Watson (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kevin and Heather Spoon (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robby and Julie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ron and Laura Hansen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Morrison (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenton Harvey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Cook | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris D. Coomer (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David D. Upchurch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dick Fitzpatrick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dick Fitzpatrick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Avery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Campbell (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katrina Kerr (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leighton Brockman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Levi Anthony Burton (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsay Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marilyn Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Conover | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Conover & grandson Jaxson Conover (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shay Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristen Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Edward Christie, 76, Taylor County, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Lynn Moore, Taylor Co., KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene Goodin, 78, Finley, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Wooldridge, Russell County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Banks, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Rector, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Hancock, Harrodsburg, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keturah Kearney, Casey Co., KY (1985-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avis Foley, Russell Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeraldene (Deanie) Tucker , 71, Adair Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Mae Gossage, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Richard, Adair County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Alexander, Casey Co. KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Jane Wooldridge, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sophia E Loy Wheelock (1934-2914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Enola Grant, Adair County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kearney R. (K.R.) Adams, Jr., Mt. Vernon, KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert H. (Bob) Romine, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Odell Brim, Taylor Co. KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Gene Roy Liberty, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Lendell Shirley, 69, Metcalfe County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Ricky) Robison, 61, Taylor County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles A. Walters, 76, Russell Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Barbara Chapman Mills, Taylor County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Sherman Bowles, Summer Shade, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jennifer Christine (Chris) Roy, 45, Russell Co, KY (1972-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Marie Stephens, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Jean Gillespie, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Blankenship Rogers, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Fay Scott, 46, Adair Co., KY (1974-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cora Mae Giles Rector, 94, Columbia, KY native (1928-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Lawson, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Leroy Munday, 75 Adair Co., KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Mae Branham Baker, 72, Cumberland County, KY native (1946-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Rector Dicken (July 7,1928 - January 1, 2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Wingler, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1942-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Wethington McCubbin, Adair Co. native (1929-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ernestine Bennett, 86, Columbia, KY (1937-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neoma Caulk Peters, 90, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Shively, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Tabor, 69, formerly of Fairplay, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sara Jean Marshall, 93, Adair County, KY (1926-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Eugene (Steve) Beaty, 68, Columbia, KY native (1952-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Imogene Lane, 89, Green Co., KY (1922-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 7, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:30amCTMercy's Won at Charity Baptist Church | (ID:67186, Comment)
11:00amCTWill Reynolds preaching at New Concord Church | (ID:67135, Comment)
NoonCTCurry Family Reunion at Bearwallow | (ID:67129, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia Christian Church VBS: SCUBA! | (ID:66937, Comment)

 

































 
 
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