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Nelda Estes Taylor, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY and longtime resident of Adair County. She was a member of a highly regarded Columbia family. She is survived by her husband, Allen Taylor. She leaves three direct living descendants. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, member of Trinity U.M.W. serving as President. She was a hair dresser at Glamor-Ette Beauty Salon & Summit Manor Nursing Home
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Nelda Estes Taylor age 78 years of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:04pmCT, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral service Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido & Rev. William R. Davenport the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

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2013-05-19 20:09:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Nelda Estes Taylor, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013)

2013-05-19 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Nelda Estes Taylor, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013)

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JIM: 100 years ago - Commencement in Columbia, 1913

Activities at Lindsey Wilson were over a week long
This installment of Commencement in Columbia covers activities at Lindsey Wilson. Next installment will be Commencement in Columbia, 1913, Part II: The Graded School


Simply put, anyone in Columbia who complained of "nothing to do" in the middle weeks of May 1913 lived under a rock -- a very large, heavy rock -- especially considering the cornucopia of events featured free admission.

The festivities began with the annual Lindsey Wilson Field Day on Friday, May 9th and continued through the commencement service for the "County Graded School" class of 1913 on Thursday, May 22nd, with a whirlwind of activities between.

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2013-05-19 18:40:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Adair County authors: Albert C. Wyckoff

A chance to learn more about Adair's rich literary heritage before attending the big book fair.
Adair County Book Fair, 2013, Second Annual sale and show, on June 1, 2013, 10am-3pmCT/11am-4pmETat the Historic Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

By Mike Watson

Rev. A.C. Wyckoff wrote books, primarily for the young readers of America, from the late 1920s through the early 1950s.

Boys all across the nation waited with anticipation for the next installment of the adventures of the courageous Mercer Boys, the mystery hunters.

These wonderful books were reprinted at least into the 1960s. Collectors still seek some of the more elusive volumes, particularly those that were not reprinted in the years after World War II, though most of the Mercer Boys series did have a new wave of readers in the 1950s.

Brother Wyckoff pastored the Presbyterian Church in Columbia from 1943 until his untimely death in 1953.

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2013-05-19 18:15:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Happy Tails: May 19-25, 2013 is Dog Bite Prevention Week

Children are the number one victims of dog bits. A shocking statistic: the ASPCA reports that 50 percent of children in the United States will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday. Click on headline for entire column with valuable tips on preventing dog bites
The next previous Happy Tails column: Happy Tails: Mothers Day is for all mothers

By Peg Schaeffer

I watched the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Unfortunately we will go another year without a Triple Crown winner. Orb was the favorite and went off with even odds. (Now that's an oxymoron) and Oxbow, the horse who won the Derby, was a 15-1 shot. The previous day was the Black Eyed Susan stakes (the Preakness for the fillies). The favorite, Emollient, finished 6th place out of 7 and the race was won by FiftyShadesofHay, who was 2-1.

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Two Columbia, KY vehicles involved in Marion injury collision

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LEBANON, KY - Trooper Jonathan Houk is investigating a collision that occurred at 10:45pmET, Friday, May 18, 2013, 2 miles west of Lebanon, KY, on US 68.

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2013-05-19 16:08:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Parents, graduates invited to 25th Project Graduation

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By Ellen Zornes

Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, 25th Project Graduation will take place Friday, May 24, 2013 following graduation exercises until approximately 1:30 amCT.

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Carol Perkins: Best graduation - WKU Spring 2013

Author, a teacher, has seen many graduations. This one, she said, was the best. It was orderly, not overly long, and President Ransdell gave an upbeat, interesting address
Next previous Carol Perkins article: Carol Perkins: Prom. I feel it in the air

By Carol Perkins

My great niece, my sister-in-law and her stepdaughter graduated from Western last weekend. Never one to jump up and click my heels, ready to go to any graduation, I have to give Western credit for hosting the best one I have attended and I have attended many.

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Jackson Brower remembers bands, Earl Napier bear-spotting

Headhunters had song about Celina, TN, which brings to mind Earl Napier's mostly derided bear spotting in Clay County, Tennessee. But Earl Napier was likely right, Jackson Brower thinks.
Comments re Carol Perkins: Great bands at Specks, Richmond, KY

By Jackson Brower

Great article by Carol Perkins. I'm unfamiliar with Speck's in Richmond, KY, but I did get a chance to see Exile in 1980, I believe, at the Club 68 in Lebanon.

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2013-05-19 07:31:21 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Hospital District trustees special called meeting

There will be a special called meeting of the Adair County Hospital District on at 10:30amCT, Monday, May 20, 2013, at Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. The Agenda is as follows:
  1. Call to Order.
  2. Executive Session: KRS 61.810(1)(C) Discussions of proposed or pending litigation against or on behalf of a public agency KRS 61.810(1)(f). Discussions or hearings which might lead to the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an individual employeee, member, or student without restricting that employee's, member's, or studetn's right to a public hearing if requested. The exception shall not be interpreted to permit discussion of general personnel matters in secret.
  3. Adjourn.
The meeting is open to the public, but the main action will be executive session. No other topic or discussion is permitted other than the published agenda in a Special Called meeting
The Adair County Hospital Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pmCT each last Tuesday of each month, at the Westlake Regional Hospital Conference Room, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. Craig Pyles, Chairman; Neal Gold, Vice Chairman; Richard Grant, Secretary; Bruce White, Treasurer; Brad Keltner, Trustee. Neal Gold, Administrative Liason for the Board in lieu Administrator. Cheryl Wall, Administrative Assistant. Phone 270-384-4753. Ext. 0 for operator

2013-05-19 07:09:34 | Comments | Printable version

New Directory of Churches Listing for Mt. Gilead Christian

There's a new DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Mt. Gilead Christian Church, in just over the Green County line from Adair, and not too distant from Taylor County. The church is at the familiar site of the Long Hunters encampment:
MT. GILEAD CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 919 Skinhouse Branch Road, Greensburg, KY 42728. Sunday School, 9:30amCT. Worship, 10:30amCT. Bill Minor, Minister. Everyone is welcome. Jesus is Lord.

Our thanks to Randy Young for sending this entry. It's a good time to check over your churches listing for an update and to send a suitable photo for us to post and link to. A standard text listing is Free (must have Street & Number for venue) for churches in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties. Send using any Contact/Submit button. If you encounter any problems, call 270-250-2730. Remember, too, that special church events are carried prominently on front page of

2013-05-19 06:52:58 | Comments | Printable version

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. You Did What?

Chuck Hinman: You Did What? Upon retirement Chuck takes his pennies to the bank.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - The Grocery Cart Story

By Chuck Hinman

You Did What?

Most of us men will live long enough to do something dumb enough to trigger a sarcastic "you did what" response from our wives. It is unavoidable so don't sulk when it happens. You are NOT abnormal!

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Tom Chaney: Margaret Vance Anderson, Glasgow native

Of Writers And Their Books: The Diligent Heart: Margaret Vance Anderson. Remembering Mrs. Anderson, who ten years after desegregation, wrote The Children of the South, a sensitive account of the desegregation of the Clinton, Tennessee, schools and the beginning of the long process of integration. This column first appeared 18 May 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Atticking, Attaching, Attocking

By Tom Chaney

The Diligent Heart: Margaret Vance Anderson

On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that separate was not equal thus striking down the foundation of Jim Crow segregation.

Two years earlier Federal District Judge Robert L. Taylor had ruled in another case, McSwain vs. Anderson County, (Tennessee) that a suit to desegregate the schools in Clinton, Tennessee, was not justified and that Clinton segregation was not in violation of the law.

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2013-05-19 04:52:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Today, SUNDAY with CM, May 19, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 19, 2013:
Two people talking
is not a conversation
without listening.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 19 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 614, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 12, 2013 and a few others from the past week

2013-05-19 04:46:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 19
Happy Anniversary, Greg & Lisa Cooper (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barry Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dustin Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Murrell (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grayson Bragg (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kendra Glasgow | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Burton (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Morgan Long | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patrick Christopher Oliver (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Sapp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sommer Blair Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy L. Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Pallie Rae Stotts Nelson, Columbia, KY (May 19, 1912 - September 5, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Wheet, Adair Co., KY native (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delsie Bean Branham, Burkesville, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joann Leach, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Grider, Burkesville, KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Joyce Geraldine Smith Johnson, Burkesville, Ky (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maye Penick Buckner, 105, Green County, KY (1907-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Pike, Adair County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linzie A. Wilson, Dunnville, KY (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elicia Mae Luttrell, Casey County, KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Faye Shanklin, Casey County, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adese Bernard Thomas, Russell County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lenore R. Hoover, Magnolia, KY (1965-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Ann Simpson, Green Co., KY, Russell Co. KY native (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Cleadus Kemp Posey, Green Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 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:22415, Comment)
9:00amCTWhat on Earth am I here for? Six Week Sermon Series
Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:22054, Comment)
Gun & Knife Show, Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22406, Comment)
10:30amCTSpirituals from Edmonton will sing at Kelleyville Community Church
Kelleyville Road, Columbia, KY, in the Coburg Community of Adair County. B | (ID:22476, Comment)
11:00amCTWhat on Earth am I here for? Six Week Sermon Series
Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:22060, Comment)
Redlick United Methodist Church Homecoming 3976 Mosby Ridge Road, Edmonton, KY
Friends in Jesus bringing service in song. Huge potluck afterward. | (ID:22440, Comment)
NoonCTCrusade for Children Golf Tournament
at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY. (Originally scheduled for May 5, 2019, but was Re-scheduled because of heavy rain) | (ID:22319, Comment)
Chimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22348, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Geraldine Neff, 90, Casey Co., KY (1923-2013) | (ID:22526, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY for Paul Everett Rogers, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2013) | (ID:22504, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Loretta Hare, Russell County, KY (1935-2013) | (ID:22517, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Mrs. Marion Yvonne Davis Hill, Grab, KY (1937-2013) | (ID:22524, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Treva Roy Luttrell, Casey County, KY (1925-2013) | (ID:22531, Comment)
2:00pmCTJAIS Open House 2pm-4pmCT, John Adair Intermediate School
202 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. See A trip down memory lane | (ID:22445, Comment)
Col. Casey school open house, 2pm-4pmCT, 220 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:22498, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Gaynell Dunbar, Adair County, KY (1937-2013) | (ID:22520, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:22422, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22381, Comment)
6:00pmCTJosh Anderson will speak at 2013 Baccalaureate for ACHS Class of 2013
At Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22408, Comment)
Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing: Gaither Homecoming Artist Adams Voice to perform here
At Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:22496, Comment)
Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing: Heaven Bound will sing at Tabor Church
Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22493, Comment)


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