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Mike Watson: A memorial day story - Captain John T. McLain

This is an old story taken from the Adair County News,, in the "Burksvill" newsletter, about Capt. John T. McLain, who is buried at the summit of the Big Hill overlooking the City of Burkesville, KY. It is an account of Decoration Day, today observed as Memorial Day.
Click on headline for complete story with photo(s) The writer of this article, Mike Watson will be among the vendors at the 10am-3pmCT/11am-4pmET, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 2nd Annual Book Fair at the Historic Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

"Decoration Day has been generally unobserved here and entirely so except the decoration of one grave. Judge J.J. Simpson, County Clerk M.M. Collins, Dr. J.H. Myers and Leslie Cary enwreathed and strew flowers upon the grave of Capt. John T. McLain. Capt. McLean will always be remembered with an intermixture of admiration and curiosity by those who knew him and will be looked upon with some degree of mystery and superstition by those whose information comes second handed.

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2013-05-23 14:24:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

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Raider Bob greets visitors to Lindsey Wilson Sports Park

2013-05-23 - LW Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Mascot Raider Bob now greets visitors to Lindsey Wilson Sports Park. There's an identical Raider Bob on the entry arch to say farewell, on the other side.
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WWII Veteran Rev. Raymond Martin speaker Memorial Day

Big change this year: Service time has been changed to 4pmCT, 1600 hours, and will continue tradition started last year with program inside, with only wreath laying outside.

By Joe Hare, Commander, VFW Columbia Post 6097

VFW Columbia Post 6097 invites you to our annual Memorial Day program to help us honor our Fallen Hero's from all wars. The program will be held at the VFW Building, 411 Fairground St, Columbia, KY, Sunday, 26 May 2013.

We have made a change from years past that you need to be sure and take note of, and that is the start time. The time of the program this year has been changed to 4pmCT or 1600 Hrs for you military minds. Also, as last year, all of the program, except for the "laying of the wreaths and honor guard duties," will be held inside the hall where there is ample seating.

We are honored to have Brother Raymond Martin as our speaker this year. Brother Martin is a WW II, Navy Veteran and well know in our community for his long ministry at the Columbia Christian Church.

Again, come help us honor these Heroes, whose sacrifice has done so much to preserve the freedoms we have here in our great Nation. Remember: 4pmCT, 1600 hours, Sunday 26 May 2013. - Joe Hare, Commander

2013-05-23 13:50:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Michele Hale sends reminder: June 14 is Flag Day

Comments re photo 49656 The Flags are out Michele Hale writes:
Don't forget about Friday, June 14th, (Flag Day). - Michele Hale
Thanks, Michele Hale: As a reminder, thanks to you, the date is now posted in red letters in CM Events. - EW

2013-05-23 13:46:39 | Comments | Printable version

Allene Kerns Burton, 91, Adair Co., KY (1921-2013)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected Northeast Adair County, KY family, with many family ties in Adair and Russell Counties and elsewhere. She was the daughter of the late Hobert and Pearl Coffey Kerns. She leaves 54 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker.

Allene Kerns Burton, 91, Winfrey Hill Road, (Adair County), Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY at 1pmCT/20mET, Saturday, May 25, 2013, with Bro. Calvin Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Kerns Cemetery, 2125 Allen Schoolhouse Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, May 24, 2013, after 5pmCT/6pmET.

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2013-05-23 13:10:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

News from Beautiful Joppa, KY: Bridge update

By Maury Lewis

We are now driving on the new side of the bridge since May 23, 2013. We are looking forward to the bridge being complete. Reporting in from Joppa. - Maury Lewis

2013-05-23 11:20:03 | Comments | Printable version

Pleasant Hill is picturesque

E H Lepiarczyk writes:
The Pleasant Hill photograph is quite picturesque. Pleasant Hill Cemetery is the location of the grave of my half-great-aunt, Ursula C. Edrington Moore (1873-1908). Aunt Ursula's descendants live away from Kentucky. I hope to visit Aunt Ursula's grave during this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Aunt Ursula's mother, Mary Margaret Bryant Grider (1846-1936), is my great-grandmother. May God bless all members of the Bryant family always. - E H Lepiarczyk
Comments re photo 49654 Scenic Adair Co KY The view from Pleasant Hill

2013-05-23 11:00:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

A favorite view traveling KY 92, Montpelier, KY

Linda Cook writes:
Good morning Ed. Loved the photo you posted at Mt. Pleasant Hill - it's one of my favorite views when traveling 92. - Linda Cook
Comments re photo 49654 Scenic Adair Co KY The view from Pleasant Hill

2013-05-23 10:22:34 | Comments | Printable version

Strong for Life Class Canceled for this evening, May 23, 2013

Strong for Life class scheduled for this evening, May 23, 2013, at 5:15pmCT at Jim Blair Park, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY, has been canceled. Class will resume Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Thanks, --Lee Ann Jessee

2013-05-23 10:14:43 | Comments | Printable version

Von Flatt Price: Happy memories with the Barnes family

Charles was always the first at the Flatts' food stand at the Adair County Fair. He'd always tell Otha he could smell the country ham all the way up to his house - half a mile away. Charles and Barbara Barnes were next door to the Otha & Fannie Flatt family on Guardian Street, and they were such great neighbors, Von Price remembers - CM

By Von Price
Adair County native now living in Louisville, KY

What a wonderful couple - Charles and Barbara Barnes. My parents, Otha & Fannie Flatt, used to live next door on Guardian Street and they were such great neighbors.

I will remember Charles Barnes as always having a big smile.

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2013-05-23 10:02:25 | Comments | Printable version

City Council Special Called Meeting Fri., May 24, 2013

The Columbia City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Friday, May 24, 2013m, at 11:30amCT, in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with the following on the Agenda:
  1. 2nd Reading - Ordinance No. 220.157 - An ordinance amending the City of Columbia, KY, annual budget for the fiscal year 07/01/12 through 06/30/13 by estimating revenues and resources and appropriating funds for the operation of city government.
  2. Motion to adjourn
- Sonya Roy, City Clerk/Treasurer

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2013-05-23 03:26:07 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, May 23, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 23, 2013:
Possibilties --
may lesser be rejected not
and best be chosen.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 23 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 618, in progress

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

2013-05-23 03:01:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 23
(ADV) Looking for a place to gather for a birthday meal?
Check What's Cooking in South Central Kentucky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Atlee and Ovalene Rexroat (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Cindy & Jason Wheeler (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Harold & Cathy Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeremy and Brittany Lea Dile (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben Marshall, Lexington, KY (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Casey Brown (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Kinnett (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Enoch Dee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ken Fortune | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Noel (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rita Bragg (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Gladys Milby, Taylor Co., KY (May 23, 1916 - September 26, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Marie Eads, Green Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Gray, Cumberland Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Floyd Williams, Casey Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Glen Murray, Green Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon L. Davis, Casey Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Hogan Ferrell, Clay County, TN native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jodie Mings, Campbellsville, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Harris, Taylor County, KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry E. Blakeman, Taylor County, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Erika Jean Graves, Adair County, KY (1970-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Hopper Westmoreland, 56, Celina, TN (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry Joe Price , Green County, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Marie Beard, Green Co., KY, Adair native (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Norfleet Emerson, 87, Russell County, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Wethington, 70, Casey County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Neal Weddle, 61, Casey County, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Denton Elmore, Kings Mountain, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Wilbert Stotts, 70, Clark County, IN/Adair County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Irwin Douglas, 80, Three Springs Community, KY, (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Jones, 81, Montpelier, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerell Cape (May 23, 1959-Aug. 20, 1996) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY:One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirty-four (34) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Thirty-two (32) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Eight (8) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22575, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Colby W. Compton, Adair Co., KY (1940-2013) | (ID:22549, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22352, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Grace Wright Staley, Burkesville, KY (1927-2013) | (ID:22574, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22384, Comment)
5:15pmCTCanceled Strong for Life Class, Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson ST, Columbia, KY
Recurring Events | (ID:22563, Comment)
6:00pmCTAntioch Vacation Bible School 6-8:30pmCT, May 22-25, 2013
Antioch United Methodist Church, 8157 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22538, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Graduation events: Senior Night Awards night
John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:22571, Comment)


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