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Scenic Marion County Grove House has Adair Connection

By Patty Browning Martin

I was delighted to see this picture of our homeplace! My parents owned it from 1957-1978. We moved there the summer that I was six years old in 1958.

It may be of interest to know that my father was born in Milltown, KY on July 26, 1921. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. James Chapman (Mary Dohoney) Browning and moved to Marion County about 1927. Two of his brothers who remained in Columbia were Frank Browning (whose farm is now the Haven Hill Cemetery) and his brother Billy Browning, whose wife Gertrude, still lives in Columbia.


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Scenic Marion Co., KY: Grove House



2013-02-24 - Marion County, KY - Photo Linda Waggener.
Earlier in the week we ran a photo of a stately old home in Lebanon hoping someone could enlighten us about its history. Former resident Patty Browning Martin had the answer and shared information about her family's ownership of the home through the late 1970s and her family connections to Adair County as well. - Linda Waggener

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Von Price: Three demerits would have been better

A memory of a great 4-H play. A reminder of 'Demerits.' The stern 'justice' (justice which she approves) of Mr. Coomer, whose birthday is today - . Being banned from riding the school bus along with cohort, Geraldine Giles. And the time the fire happened on the old school bus. All ended well. - CM

By Vontress Flatt Price

Happy Birthday, Mr Coomer. And I hope you have many more.

One thing I will always remember about you when you were the Principal at the High School, you always treated every one equal.


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2013-02-24 10:51:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Pigtail answer comes from Hutchison Community native

Great minds may now rest, even Mike Watson, we hope, will find comfort and peace with this revelation. This is official unless some high authority else brings entirely new angle to the issue of how Hutchison Community came to be known as "Pigtail." got the nickname.

Ruth Smith writes
Ed I am the daughter of Richard Smith. We lived on Pelham Branch all of my young life. My dad always told us that "Pigtail" got its name by putting a greased pig in a pen and who ever caught the pig would get to name it. I can't remember who caught the pig however that is how it got its name.

The name "Hutchison" came because the Hutchisons donated land to build the church. If the church ever closes its doors then the land is to be donated back to the Hutchison heirs. I can't remember the Hutchison's first name. - Ruth Smith
Comments about: A good new guess for twin spires: Free Union SBC


2013-02-24 10:35:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

A good new guess for twin spires: Free Union SBC

Comments re: Where is this Not Churchill Downs twin spires scene

Richard Raines writes:
They appear to be steeples of a church that has an older building with a new sanctuary attached to their old building. I know Free Union Separate Baptist Church at Sano fits this discription and if you were looking at the front of the building from the road, the new, larger sanctuary would be to the right of the old one (as in this picture), but I don't remember if roof is taller on new sanctuary. --Richard Raines
Thanks, Richard Raines: Another good guess. And, while it's not two attached churches, the situation in the photo is somewhat similar. And you've added another clue. You are denominationally correct, we'll add that to the earlier ones, that it is depth of field illusion, that it is two church buildings, and that it is not in Columbia. -EW


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Pigtail story

Robert Stone writes:
This reminded me of a story my mother told of her next younger sister, who was holding a little pig, by its tail.

Her father said, quit pulling that pig's tail. She said, "I'm just holding. He's doing the pulling." - Robert Stone
Comment inspired by: Mike Watson speaks: Location of Pea Ridge


2013-02-24 10:15:09 | Comments | Printable version

Big Sports weekend having big impact on Columbia

A beautiful Sunny day in Columbia, KY for LWC U.S.A. Cycling Event final event today at 9amCT on the campus of Adair County High School

By Ed Waggener

If you are wondering why so many people were in town yesterday and why so many restaurants were crowded on Saturday, the huge number of cyclists were a big part of the reason - along with all the other Sports Events, including a packed John Burr Memorial Gymnasium for the overtime 20th District championship game own by Taylor County High School.

Today, the last of 3 Cycling Road Races the Criterium races starting at Adair County High School and utilizing the the Adair County School District campus at 9amCT with the final race at 1pmCT, Sunday, February 24, 2013 Criterium races start behind Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, in Columbia.

Two of the three events were completed Saturday: the Team Time Trials and the big Purdy Church Road Race on Saturday.

A Subtle Nutritional Sidenote - A reader noticed one of the big busses carrying athletes parked equal distance from a number of Columbia Restaurants and wondered which one most of the teams would choose. They all went to the one with the perceived "healthy" menu. - EW


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Bro. Vernon Luttrell at Gradyville Baptist Church today

Bro. Vernon Luttrell from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday February 24, 2013 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email: gradyvillebaptistchurch@hotmail.com.

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Max Downey gives interesting twist to twin spires puzzle

Comment about: Where is this Not Churchill Downs twin spires scene?

Max Downey writes:
Columbia, Burkesville Street, facing the Town Square, Presbyterian and Methodist Church. I think. - Max Downey
Thanks, Dr. Downey: An excellent observation, I can see how those spires might be photographed with a depth of field illusion to resemble this. But it's another similar siting of church buildings, which is a new clue: It's not in Columbia, and it is two buildings. - EW


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Mike Watson speaks: Location of Pea Ridge. Pigtail topic

It was to the Pea Ridge, as the neighborhood in Columbia was known then, that the late C.R. Hutchison brought his family when they moved into town from Hutchison Upon Pelham Branch, also known as Pigtail. Historian Watson has identified Pea Ridge, but is, for the moment, a bit confounded by mystery of the origin of the Hutchison Community's nickname, Pigtail - CM

By Mike Watson, Historian

As for Pea Ridge, here are my thoughts, based in part on a conversation I had with (I think) Miss Fannie Hindman, probably 30 or more years ago.


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Tom Chaney: Dark as the Inside of a Badger

Of Writers And Their Books: "Dark as the Inside of a Badger" is a review of Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories From the Bluegrass by Kevin McQueen. This column first appeared 24 February 2008
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Sue Grafton at "T"

By Tom Chaney

"Dark as the Inside of a Badger"

Kevin McQueen claims a sense of humor as "dark as the inside of a badger" which macabre condition led him to temporarily forsake his students at Eastern Kentucky University, as well as a study of Cassius Clay, giant skeletons, and other strangeness for to write a book yclept Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories From the Bluegrass [McClanahan Publishing House 2005].


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2013-02-24 00:48:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Lacy Brinton, 27, Russell County, KY (1986-2013)

She was a pharmacist and a member of a highly regarded Russell County, KY, family. She was a member of the Russell County High School class of 2004.

Lacy Elizabeth Brinton, 27, of Russell Springs, KY, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Owensboro of injuries sustained in auto accident.

Cremation was chosen with a special Celebration of Life for Lacy Brinton being held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church/New Center, 1403 College Street, Bowling Green, KY, from 1pm-5pmCT, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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2013-02-24 00:39:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Guesses twin spires are Columbia Presbyterian + Columbia UMC

Comments re photo 48573 Where is this Not Churchill Downs twin spires scene Sheldon Alley writes AT 12:28am Sunday, February 24, 2013:
I would say the Columbia Presbyterian and Columbia United Methodist Church. --Sheldon Alley
Thanks Sheldon Alley: Good guess. Those are twin spires, but these aren't the ones in the photo. But it gains another clue: The photo has neither a UMC Church nor a Presbyterian one in the picture. - CM


2013-02-24 00:36:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, SUNDAY with CM, February 24, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 24, 2013:
Not their words of praise
but their being close to you
feeds my jealousy.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 24 February 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 530, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 24, 2013 and a few others from the past week.

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Ever Read A Telephone Book

Chuck Hinman: Ever Read A Telephone Book Chuck gives insight into rural telephone party lines in the 1930s when phones were four feet tall and neighbors listened in.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - It's A Jungle Out There!

By Chuck Hinman

Ever Read A Telephone Book

Have you read any good telephone books lately?

I grew up on a farm near Liberty, Gage County, in southeast Nebraska. It was in the 1930s, seventy some years ago.

Even though those years were spent in an economically depressed time, our large two-story farm home was relatively new and nicer than most houses in town.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 24
Happy Anniversary, Harlan and Dana Jessie (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Travis and Imogene Pyles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna Murrell (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cagney Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Nicole Grant (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Burton (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emogene Spoon (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenadi Willis (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Levi W. Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mr. Brooks Coomer (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Riddle (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Cape | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Vanarsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Sue Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stanley Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul William Young, 86, Louisville, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Tillie Thompson Russell, Green Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doyle Wayne Pickett, Adair Co. native (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarice M. Ashby, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Warren Hickerson, Green County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dora K. Murray, Cumberland Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Jaskot, Jr., Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Propes Crowe, Casey Co., KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daisy Marie Miller, Casey Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merl Davidson, Cumberland Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Puckett, Jr, Green County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Wayne Absher, 40, Adair Co., KY (1973-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlos Hurt, Russell County, KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Shofner Sullivan, Taylor County, KY (1958-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Mae Crockett Brown, 98, Jabez, KY (1915-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Morgan Grossman, 86, Casey Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie L. Adams, Adair County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice Taylor Downey, Hart Co., KY native (1938-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Sunday morning & evening worship service schedules. | (ID:21091, Comment)
9:00amCT LWC CYCLING: Criterium at ACHS. Midwest Conference Meet SCHEDULE/2 DAY EVENT
Criterium races start behind Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive. This is one of the most popular events because spectators will be able to see the entire race in one close area. | (ID:21310, Comment)
10:00amCTPleasant Hill Baptist Black History Month Feb. 24, 2013
The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 693 Haskinsville Road, Greensburg, KY will host their Annual Black History Program Sunday, February 24, 2013, during the Morning Worship 10amCT/11amET/. Bro. George Caldwell Jr., Sister Janet Ingram-Johnson, Bro. Tyrone Johnson, and Sister Jane Johnson-Groves are the Chairpersons. --Pastor Emmanuel Young | (ID:20975, Comment)
10:45amCTBro. Vernon Luttrell at Gradyville Baptist
Bro. Vernon Luttrell from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday February 24, 2013 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email: gradyvillebaptistchurch@hotmail.com. | (ID:21319, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21077, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Clyde Berry, Taylor Co., KY (1919-2013) | (ID:21306, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Eldred Scales, Russell Co., KY (1939-2013) | (ID:21305, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Mary Lou Lester, Caseu Co., KY (1916-2013) | (ID:21311, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:21024, Comment)
6:30pmCTDriven at Egypt Christian Church Feb. 24, 2013
Adair County Sunday night singing
Driven, gospel singing group, will be in concert at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY, at at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Sunday, February 24, 2013. - Paul Patton, pastor | (ID:21247, Comment)

 






















 
 
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