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Comment: History The Last Great Turkey Drive

Comments re article 59756 History The Last Great Turkey Drive Prudence Hutchison Westholm writes:
Great story! Just one correction: Mr. Stewart Hutchison's father was Perry Hutchison, brother of my grandfather's, C. R. "Charley" Hutchison. --Prudence Hutchison Westholm
Thanks for the correction. It was a typo not in the original copy. It's changed now. - EW

2013-05-26 10:07:32 | Comments | Printable version

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The rich literary heritage of Adair Co, KY: Minnie Rubarts

2013-05-26 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mike Watson.
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John Campbell comments on speeding

John Campbell writes:

Or perhaps better stated, when does 9 become 15 ? The answer, or so it seems, when driving in a posted speed zone. As a rule of thumb drivers tend to push the envelope because many feel that as long as I drive less than 10 mph above the posted speed zone I won't get pulled over by the "Five-O".

Columbia and Adair Co are sitting on a potential revenue barrel should the agencies choose to enforce the already written laws. Yet motorist push the sound barrier (tongue-in-cheek) as they zoom-zoom down the highway. This is especially dangerous to farmers on tractors, construction crews, motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrians, ect. not to mention the inexperienced and/or elderly (possibly handicapped) drivers whose reaction time isn't as quick as the Dale Earnhart, Jrs out here.

Two sayings I've heard over the years may certainly apply: #1 "if you can't run with the big dogs... stay on the porch" and #2 "it ain't against the law when the law ain't around". - John Campbell

2013-05-26 10:02:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Jim: Commencement in Columbia, 1913 II, Columbia Graded

It was, 100 years ago, a far cry for the graduation ceremonies of this year. In 1913, the two high school graduating classes, one from Lindsey Wilson, the other at Columbia Graded, had a combined total of nine graduates, Jim writes in this second installment of a two part series. He says that, from the review in the newspaper, Judge H.C. Baker gave the oration of the ages. (One wonders from the glowing review of the valedictory address by Heather Jackson, 100 years later, at Adair County High School, whether the 18-year-old may have been the better speaker - with school leaders calling hers the "Best Graduation Address they ever heard. That's a question for the historians and scholars of the ages). It is evident, from the attention paid to the commencements, that Adair County was setting the standard then for the high goals of education in Adair County, today. Click on the headline for a complete look at this Jim masterpiece. - CM
See also: 100 years ago - Commencement in Columbia, 1913: Part I Activities at Lindsey Wilson Training School.


Commencement in Columbia, 1913 (continued) Although the Lindseyites held sway with several commencement-related events from May 9th through the 19th, 1913, the Columbia Graded School managed to slide in a couple of their own goings-on during that time frame, then added several more over a three day period.

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2013-05-26 08:52:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Mike Watson. Adair County Authors III

Adair County has a rich literary history. In this column, historian Mike Watson gives brief bios of several, including Charles Garnett Young, Jr.; Hudson "Beanpole" Willis; Judge Herschel Clay Baker, Judge Rollin T. Hurt, Ruth Paull Burdette, N.M. (Nancy) Berley, Chester Raymond Young, Welcome Hamon, Margie Burris Coffey, Nancy Randolph Hood "Randy" Flowers, and Minnie Rubarts. Click on headline for complete column with photo(s)
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
Adair County Historian

Writing is an art, a talent. A gifted writer will continue to cultivate throughout their lifetime. Some fine writers have emerged from Adair County, though some are not so well known, perhaps they produced but a single work. The following names may be better known to some than others, but all were our own.

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2013-05-26 08:15:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Sarah Lou Thompson: A true Southern Belle

E H Lepiarczyk writes:
Miss Thompson is a true Southern Belle! - E H Lepiarczyk
Comments re photo 49702 Sarah Thompson represents LWC at Mt Laurel Festival

2013-05-26 07:53:44 | Comments | Printable version

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2013-05-26 07:45:17 | Comments | Printable version

Jones Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day Service

By Chad Parnell

The annual Jones Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day service will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the cemetery, 2700 Jones Chapel Road, Columbia, KY 42728. Bro. Mike Moon from Jones Chapel United Methodist Church will deliver the message at 10amCT. The annual business meeting will follow.

Those who are unable to attend the service but would like to support the cemetery may mail their donations. Donations may be mailed to: Jones Chapel Cemetery, c/o Pam Jones, 90 Parnell Road, Columbia, KY 42728.

2013-05-26 07:23:49 | Comments | Printable version

Elsie Adrine England, 87, Knob Lick, KY (d. May 25, 2013)

She was the daughter of the late Ellie Vernon and Sarah Francis Poynter, a homemaker and life long member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Knob Lick. She was the matriarch of a large, respected Metcalfe County, KY, family. She leaves 21 direct living descendants

Funeral services will be 1pmCT, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at the Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Asbury-Center Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Monday, May 27, 2013 at the funeral home.

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2013-05-26 07:07:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Happy Tails: Memorial Day tribute to dogs in service

Thousands and thousands of dogs have given their lives for their handlers. Dogs have served in the U.S. military during every modern war - World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, in Bosnia, and in Afghanistan - as trackers, scouts, sentries, and messengers; as attack dogs, mine detection dogs, and rescue dogs. - PEG SCHAEFFER
Next earlier Happy Tail: Happy Tails: May 19-25, 2013 is Dog Bite Prevention Week

By Peg Schaeffer
President and Founder, Sugarfoot Farms Rescue

This is Memorial Day Weekend, a time to honor our soldiers who gave their lives defending our country. My father fought in World War II and my mother's first husband gave his life in that war. I grew up during the Vietnam War and my cousins served. I have a niece who is in the Air Force and there comes a time that she might be sent overseas to defend our country. I'm sure everyone reading this knows someone who has gone to war to protect us. But do you realize how many dogs have served in the armed forces and how many lives they have saved?

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2013-05-26 06:45:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Vacation Bible School at Mt. Carmel UMC June 3-7, 2013

By Jeana Pike

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY, will be having Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, June 3-7, 2013 from 6pm-8pmCT. The theme is "Adventures On Promise Island: Where Kids Discover God's Lifesaving Love!" All kids are invited to join the excitement of learning about God's promises. - Jeana Pike

2013-05-26 06:16:44 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: School consolidation offers nicer place to learn

But consolidation, the closing of North Metcalfe Elementary, Summer Shade, and Edmonton Elementary, combining them into a brand new facility in Edmonton, does not however, come without a price
The next earlier Carol Perkins Column: Carol Perkins: Best graduation - WKU Spring 2013

By Carol Perkins

The End of An Era. This month has been a time for celebrating the past and moving toward the future for students at North Metcalfe Elementary, Summer Shade Elementary and Edmonton Elementary, the three elementary schools in Metcalfe County. Following the trend across the state of consolidating primary schools into one main center, Metcalfe County is ready to open its doors to such a school this fall. A brand new facility will offer students a much nicer place to learn, but none of this comes without a price. The price is the closing of their beloved community schools.

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2013-05-26 02:18:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Dennis Kevin Corbin, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2013)

He was a member of a respected Campbellsville family with deep family roots in Taylor and Adair County, KY. He leaves three direct living descendants. His wife, Jannice Brown Corbin, survives
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Mr. Dennis Kevin Corbin, age 78 of Campbellsville, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.

Services for Mr. Dennis Corbin will be conducted 10amCT/11amET, Monday, May 27, 2013 at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.

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2013-05-26 02:00:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Small Town Cemeteries

Chuck Hinman: Small Town Cemeteries. Chuck suggests we check out Memoiral Day at the Liberty, Nebraska, cemetery.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - You Did What?

By Chuck Hinman

Small Town Cemeteries

What in the world is there to say about "Small Town Cemeteries" except to say that when you have seen one, you have seen them all! Not quite, Jessie!

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2013-05-26 01:43:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

CU's Myra Rose is NAIA high jump All-American

Campbellsville University's CU four NAIA All-America finishes this week is a program best

By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville Sports Information
MARION, IN - Myra Rose finished as an All-American in the women's high jump Saturday to cap a four All-American performance by Campbellsville University at the 33rd annual NAIA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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2013-05-26 01:34:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SUNDAY with CM, May 26 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 26, 2013:
Pathway to glory
is marked only by signposts
of helping others.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 26 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 621, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 26, 2013 and a few others from the past week

2013-05-26 01:17:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tom Chaney: The Narcotic Moment of Creative Bliss

Of Writers And Their Books: The Narcotic Moment of Creative Bliss. Review of Asparagus Seems Deaf, a collection of poems by Charles Dowling Williams of Munfordville. This column first appeared 28 May 2006.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: The Diligent Heart: Margaret Vance Anderson

By Tom Chaney

The Narcotic Moment of Creative Bliss

"There is a touch of ice in all that burns." The heat of summer contains the promise of winter and death. The passion of love implies the survival of life through love won -- then lost by death or turning away.

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2013-05-26 01:15:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Vacation Bible School is Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Milltown UMC

Milltown United Methodist Church, 3262 Milltown Church Road, Columbia KY, will be having VBS, 9am-30mCT, Saturday, June 1, 2013, from . At HayDay VBS, kids ages 4 and up are invited to "Grow in Friendship with Jesus." This one-day VBS is filled with Bible adventures, songs, crafts, games, and a closing picnic. Join us for acres of fun! For more information contact Gary Daugherty. 270-314-4922. - Gary Daugherty

2013-05-26 01:03:11 | Comments | Printable version

Steer at large stirs up placid, beautiful Joppa, KY

He was nice looking fellow. Still, inquiring Maury wants to know law on roaming cattle. Suggests community steak out, with guests enjoying steer on a plate, a salad and baked potato and a large glass of Southern iced tea

Maury Lewis writes:
We had an adventure in our neighborhood today. Someone's steer got out, walked down Combest Drive and went on to Hwy 92. We found out who owned him and found his cell number but there was no answer. What are the laws about handling cattle? He ate and broke some trees on one person's property. I am a city girl and I do not know the laws for roaming cattle. He was a very nice looking steer and I thought he would look really good on a plate, with a salad and baked potato with a large glass of Southern tea. Maybe a community steak out YUM YUM melewi --melewi
Thanks Maury: Usually I'd suggest poking around in Deutoronomy for answers, especially as this is a Sabbath, this may be a case for the County Attorney or Sheriff Moss - as I assume you've already consulted higher authority in Joppa. Eating the steer might be a form of rustling. Hadn't been much of that since a few decades ago, in another end of the county. Maybe a reader will elucidate. - EW

2013-05-26 00:56:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Jewell Overstreet Luttrell, Casey Co., KY (1924-2013)

She was a cook at Phelps Elementary School for thirty-five years and a member of the Patterson Chapel Church of Christ. Ms. Jewell is the widow of Egbert Luttrell and was the daughter of the late Perry H. and Bertha Crockett Overstreet. She leaves 24 direct living descendants
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Jewell Overstreet Luttrell passed away Thursday May 23, 2013 at the Summit Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 88.

Funeral services are 12pmCT/1pmET, Wednesday May 29, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, Ky, with Bro. Jim Simpson officiating. Burial will be at Luttrell Cemetery. Visitation is 1pm-8pmCT/2pm-9pmET, Tuesday May 28, 2013 at the funeral home and Wednesday from 7amCT/8amET, until funeral service.

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2013-05-26 00:38:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charles P. (Skinner) Blakely, Cumberland Co. KY (1945-2013)

He was a native of Marion County, IN, and a resident of Peytonsburg, KY, at the time of his death. He was a dock worker for Hendricks Creek Resort and was of Methodist Faith. He was the son of the late John C. and Agnes Roach Blakely. His wife, Rachel Ann Jones Blakely, survives.
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Mr. Charles Paul "Skinner" Blakely, age 67, of the Peytonsburg Community in Cumberland County, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Paul "Skinner" Blakely will be conducted on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family will receive friends after 3pmCT/4pmET, on Sunday, May 26, 2013, until the funeral hour on Monday at Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY.

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2013-05-26 00:13:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 26
Happy Anniversary, Floyd & Flora Claywell (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jarrett & Kathryn Miller (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lane & Bonnie Barnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Angela Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Suzanne Nixon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Agnes Taylor Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex and Andrew Loy (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Ballou | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Hardy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie McClister | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jagger Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeffrey Cameron TreHarvard Barnett (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathleen Curtsinger | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katlyn Jaid Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenady Gabehart | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LeNesa Kolody (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lily Posey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ranel Curry (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Bledsoe | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. John Lloyd Zeno, Adair Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence M. Campbell, Russell Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garland Boyd Rigney, Casey Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Ford, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eric Warren Butler, Adair Co., KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis Kevin Corbin, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. William Howard Brewer, Green Co., KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Jenkins Kerr, Russell County, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Gaskins, Russell County, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard E. Cole, 86, Adair Co., KY native (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Anderson Smallwood, 82, Casey Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Herbert L. Wright, Summersville, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine Goodman, Yosemite, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sue Carol Cutrell Reynold, 62, Summer Shade, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zack McCrary, 28, Russell Co., KY (1987-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Albert Cross, 82, Taylor County, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Grant, 38, Adair County, KY (1979-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabrie Harrison, Liberty, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anita Upchurch (1955-1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Goodin (1916-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 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:22416, Comment)
10:00amCTFree Union Memorial Day Homecoming, Bro. Dustin McGowan preaching; Blakeys singing. Potluck Free Union Separate Baptist Church, 4642 Sano Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22568, Comment)
Rev. Mike Moon speaks at Jones Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day Service
At Jones Chapel Cemetery, 2700 Jones Chapel Road, Columbia, KY 42728 | (ID:22603, Comment)
11:00amCTHomecoming. Service with potluck to follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22470, Comment)
Homecoming Memorial Day Service. Potluck. Singing at Shiloh Christian Church
Shiloh Christian Church, 239 Shiloh Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22548, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22355, Comment)
1:00pmCTGreen River Kruzers car cruise 1pm-4pmCT, Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:22590, Comment)
4:00pmCTMemorial Day Service, with WWII veteran Rev. Raymond Martin, speaker
At VFW Columbia Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22544, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY Baptist Church, for Danny C. Allen, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2013) | (ID:22586, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22387, Comment)
6:00pmCTThe Coffey Family will sing at Tabor Community Church - Adair County Sunday Night Singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY | (ID:22587, Comment)


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