Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  


Photo Archives from Click here for more photos.

Birthday of famous Adair County Inventor is today, no fooling

2013-04-01 - 714 Russell Road, Columbia, KY - Photo files. Today might be Adair County Invention Day, for perhaps one of the most famous inventors of county history, Rollen Coomer, who invented the Plate Prop, visible in this typical breakfast he enjoyed at the pre-fire old Circle R. Rollen Coomer's birthday is today, April 1, 2013, one of many famous people - including at least one 11 year old Academic Team standout in today's Birthdays. The picture was taken many years ago, but he still looks exactly the same. The Plate Prop was created out of necessity. Among Mr. Coomer's many creative thoughts before retiring for the night is to plan his breakfast for the next morning. It is serious business. When it includes redeye gravy and country ham, as above, the plate prop aids in pooling the redeye and biscuit at the bottom of the plate. "Life's too short to spend it chasing your food," he says.
Permalink | Comments?

If you have photos you'd like to share with ColumbiaMagazine readers, please email .jpg files to Please include your name, an email address or phone number, the date the photo was taken, and the location and names of anyone in the photos.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

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.