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November 26, 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in the November 26, 1977 issue of the Daily Statesman. Topics included a Thanksgiving miracle at the Keltner house, the trials of being related to a University of Louisville Cardinals fan in Columbia, the trials of actually being a University of Louisville Cardinals fan in Columbia, and the sad passing of Willie Breeding. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

A miracle at the Keltners'
When the Keltner clan gets together on Thanksgiving, the men all go on a hunt in the morning and the women send them off saying, "We'll cook whatever you kill."

Thanksgiving, Dr. Ron Hatcher and son Tommy, David Keltner, Ernest Finn, George Keltner, his brother Carl of Stanford, and Jessie Keltner, took to the fields early. When they returned, Carl had killed one small quail, which he dutifully cleaned and presented for the Thanksgiving feast.

He ceremoniously took the tiny fowl on a napkin to the kitchen to his mother, Mrs. Montra Keltner. Almost immediately, Carl brought the holiday turkey out, uncarved, on a platter.

When Carl presented the large turkey to the weary hunters, he held his hands to heaven, looked up, and said, "Father Dominique, it's a miracle."

UK fans investigating Charles Marshall
Several University of Kentucky fans say they will investigate Charles Marshall, to see if he is really a good daddy, because, they claim, he made his talented and beautiful daughter, Kim, buy a University of Louisville jacket when the young lady really wanted a University of Kentucky one.

Marshall is said (by UK partisans) to constitute at least 25 percent of the University of Louisville fan club in Adair County.

Besides Marshall, T.P. Scott is an admitted, card-carrying Cardinal supporter. One of the other two, according to a UK man, is a closet fan and will not admit it publicly, and the other, if there is a fourth, remains anonymous, he says.

Would have taken a Western Jacket
The UK fan says that Kim would have taken a Western jacket as second choice, and he claims the child would have preferred a Campbellsville College outfit to a UL jacket.

The UK fan says that the jacket for Kim is all part of a conspiracy Marshall is taking part in. "I think he's joined with UL fans across the state. They're planning to get two station wagons full of Cardinal fans and go on a junket to the Pokeberry Bowl (as the UK fan derisively calls the Independence Bowl at Shreveport, Louisiana, where the UL Cardinals will play Louisiana State on December 19.)"

UK is not invited to a bowl. Something about being on probation.

Marshall admits many of charges
"It's the truth," Marshall says to the charge that he wouldn't buy Kim a UK jacket. "I offered to buy her UL jacket," he said.

He further admits that Ed Williams, a UK fan, stepped in and paid for Kim's blue UK jacket. "I'll buy her a red one, though," Marshall says. "That way she can wear a blue one if she goes to UK ballgames with her mother and a red one when she goes with me."

Marshall says that it is patently untrue that he is 25 per cent of the UL fans in Adair County. "I am only one of thousands," he modestly claims.

Marshall says that he had planned to go to the bowl. "I called Denny (Denny Crum, UL's head basketball coach) and told him I wanted to go if he could get the tickets, but, of course, with a thing as popular as the UL Cardinals playing, there was no way even a man as powerful as Denny Crum could get tickets to it. I doubt if Jimmy Carter could."

Inviting "friends" to watch on TV
Marshall is the head-man at City TV. He says that he'll invite all his friends to watch the December 17 affair on his TV at home. "I get the best reception of anywhere in Kentucky," he said. "But they won't come. I'll invite Marshall Loy. But he won't come. And Hunter and Cotton Durham. But they won't come. And Ed Williams. But he won't come. Nor Don Moss either," Marshall said. All are UK fans. But Marshall thinks that since they aren't going to have a bowl game, they ought to appreciate the invitation.

One-upped them all
Marshall is quick to point out that his home is on Cardinal Square. "That stands for the UL Cardinals," he said. "The man who sold it to me (either R.L. Walker or Buck Watson) assured me of that."

Marshall Loy lives in Bluegrass Estates, the other end of the residential development which includes Cardinal Square.

Marshall contends he won that round with the UK fans. "Notice they didn't call it 'Wildcat Court' or 'Big Blue Country', just Bluegrass Estates," Marshall said, "but my section is called 'Cardinal Square."

A sad note
The officers of the Adair County Water District and the persons closely involved with the Water District were saddened by the death of Willie Breeding. Mr. Breeding was the second treasurer of the district. The first, Tommie Murrell, also died while in the office. Danny Propes, Adair County Farmers Home Administration Administrator, noted, "I sure wish Willie could have lived to see the water lines go in." Mr. Breeding was one of the district's strongest supporters and worked hard to see the project reach this far.

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