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The Goodins will be singing at Sparksville Sun. Aug. 4, 2013

The Goodins will be singing at Sparksville Church of The Nazarene at 9562 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 10:45amCT. Pastor Lonny Karnes and congregation invites everyone to attend. - Jane Sparks

2013-07-21 21:12:20 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Adair Co., KY: Mimosa on Mt. Tussel Road

2013-07-21 - Mt. Tussel Road, Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener. Mimosa have been magnifient this year. This one took be back to my childhood in Sulphur Well. We had one mimosa tree in the corner of the yard. The flowers and the fragrance are wonderful. Here and there in Adair County there are some really big, really showy mimosas. The one is. But I noticed something new, this time, the tree trunk - a kid sized place to fantasize. For those who know, we had to take Mt. Tussel Road. There's a road - pretty by any name - but so far we haven't been able to find out which hill is Mt. Tussel. - Linda Waggener
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Poetry by Robert Stone: The gentle gift of tending, a sonnet

The gentle gift of tending. A sonnet seeking to remember
by Robert Stone -
Forgotten not completely but this day
and other days, too many other times,
if out of sight, then out of mind at play
with what but coats our care with common grimes.

Connection not communication floods
all spaces in those houses where no homes
have grown the gentle gift of tending buds
for mind needs safe return while body roams.

Remember much as possible the past,
with thanks for all the gladness come along,
with thanks that all the sorrow did not last,
with thanks there can be better future song.

Seek out all ways to keep the mind alive
until the body makes its final shrive.

- Robert Stone, 21 July 2013
The next earlier Robert Stone poem, Poetry by Robert Stone, All evidence, a sonnet

2013-07-21 20:22:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

July 23, 2013 is 50th Anniversary for Bill & Jeannette Aaron

Sunday, July 23, 2013, is the the Golden Anniversary for Bill & Jeannette Aaron of the Glens Fork Community of Adair County. They were married 50 years ago, July 23, 1963.

2013-07-21 19:51:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Likes restoration in towns rather than take down

Maury Lewis writes:
I would rather see restore than tear down. I would like to see buildings on the Square painted and that house that I called a large bird house used as a business; but I wish the owners would at least put windows in it and put on a new roof so it will not deteriorate any more. Or sell or auction it off to someone else who can fix it. I like restoration in towns rather than take down. melewi --maury lewis
Comments re article 60810 David Smith raises interesting point about rush to tear down

2013-07-21 17:26:12 | Comments | Printable version

William (Bill) Decker, Russell County, KY (1957-2013)

He was a native of Iowa, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of his death. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Community Church in Dunnville, KY.
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William "Bill" Decker, 56, of Russell Springs, KY died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Russell County Hospital.

Funeral service for William (Bill) Decker will be 12pmCT/1pmET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Mt. Calvary community Church with Bro. Clifford DeHart and Bro. Josh Robertson officiating. Friends may call after 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Cold Springs Cemetery.

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2013-07-21 17:19:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Green River Special Operations trains for swift water rescues

Recent heavy rains have GR Special Operations Team - Breeding and C-ville Fire Department swift water rescue teams, on high alert. Team takes advantage of controlled release from Green River Lake
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By Chris Taylor, Captain, Swift Water Rescue Team
Breeding Fire Department

The Breeding Fire Department has been on high alert from all of the past flooding rains that hit our area over the past 3-4 weeks. Breeding Fire Department is on standby mode anytime our area is under a flash flood watch.

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2013-07-21 16:21:03 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. Walter Richard Groce, Cumberland Co. KY (1944-2013)

He was an embalmer and funeral director for Strode Funeral home for 23 years. He was a member of the Cumberland Masonic Lodge #413, also member and past master of Tompkinsville Lodge #715, Burkesville Chapter #380 OES and member and former president of Tompkinsville Lions Club.
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Mr. Walter Richard Groce, 68, of Tompkinsville, formerly of Cumberland County passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home. He was born August 5, 1944 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Walter H. Groce and Ruby Holman Groce.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20 at 3pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, with burial following in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County. Visitation was after 4pm on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville and after 9amCT on Saturday at Norris-New Funeral H me in Burkesville. Masonic services were conducted Friday at 7:30pmCT, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

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2013-07-21 15:41:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jeremy Cole, missionary to Africa, at Knifley Christian, Sun. July 21, 2013

Jeremy Cole will be presenting slides from his recent mission trip to Africa at the Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY at 6pmCT/7pmET, Sunday, July 21, 2013, Bro Hugh Withers invites everyone to come see this amazing journey. - Marsha Bennett

2013-07-21 08:17:48 | Comments | Printable version

Nancy Lou Hord Sandidge, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2013)

She was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Boyle County, KY at the time of her death. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Bethel First Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Taylor County Schools. She enjoyed traveling with her girlfriends over the years, spending time with her family and working crossword puzzles. She was the wife of sixty-two years to Dwight Phillips Sandidge, who survives. She leaves 11 direct living descendants
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Nancy Lou Hord Sandidge, 83, of Danville, formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died Friday, July 19, 2013 in Danville, KY

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, July 22, 2013 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E Main Street, Campbellsville by Rev. Jim Murphy and Rev. Rollin Tarter. Visitation will be 3pm-6pmCT/4pm-7pmET, Sunday, Preston Pruitt Funeral Home, 331 S 4th Street, Danville, KY and 8am-10amCT/9am-11amET, Monday, Bethel First Presbyterian Church, Campbellsville. Burial will be in Bethel First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Campbellsville, KY.

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2013-07-21 08:11:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Confirmed. Snake handling has never been a very popular activity in this county.

Mike Watson has gleaned wondrous stories of serpents once upon the earth in early Adair County, from all sections of the shire, as reported to The Adair County News, 10 to 11 decades ago
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By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

Geo. Coomer killed a large rattle snake near our town (Gradyville) last week. [Adair County News, 20 June 1900, Gradyville]

Long blacksnake killed with chicken in its mouth
Mr. Chas. Yates informed us that he killed a snake, in his chicken yard, one day last week that measured 5 feet and 4 inches in length. The reptile had a chicken in his mouth. [Adair County News, 19 June 1901, Gradyville]

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2013-07-21 07:27:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

David Smith raises interesting point about rush to tear down

An alternate viewpoint on the cleanup effort. And a CM take on the subject. Most of us have the same aims. Some of us believe that setting an example does more than

By Ed Waggener

David Smith was prompted by a letter on CM about what the writer perceived as a need to tear down the old Parson house near the Col. Wolford Monument in the edge of the Columbia Cemetery, and responded,
"I would just like to add that one man's eyesore is another man's memory lane. Growing up in the area of the house . . . I have many memories of walking past and the old gentleman setting out on the front porch."
He continued, saying that there are real eyesores with real environmental problems in Columbia, which also pollute as well.

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2013-07-21 06:40:37 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: If I didn't have a dog, I wouldn't have a dog

(Fluffy) is aggravating, but I try to remember that those we love most are also the ones who sometimes aggravate us the most - CAROL PERKINS
Click on headline for complete story. The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: The Fourth of July

By Carol Perkins

If I didn't have a dog, I wouldn't have a dog.

What that means is that I will never have another dog. At least not an inside dog and one whose goal is to watch every move I make and guard me as if I am worth gold. He takes on squirrels climbing trees, birds landing on the porch banister, and the UPS man. Fluffy does not know the good guy from the bad, which sounds like the perfect security system, but in the middle of the night I had rather have an alarm.

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2013-07-21 05:35:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Spectrum Runaways returned by Adair County Sheriffs

By Deputy Adam Cravens

Three juveniles ran away from Spectrum Care, Saturday, July 20, 2013. The incident occurred around 9pmCT, when two 17 year old males fled by breaking down an office door and one 13 year old climbed out of a window. The 13 year old and one 17 year old were later found by Deputy Josh Durbin in the Kellyville area, while the other 17 year old was later located by Deputy Justin Cross and KSP at a residence on North 55/Campbellsville Road. All three were taken back to Spectrum Care, where they remain. - Deputy Adam Cravens

2013-07-21 05:24:27 | Comments | Printable version

Summersville Fun Day, July 20, 2013. Larry Smith photo album

Green County, KY

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Larry Smith, Operations Manager for Shoreline Communications, made a special trip home to Summersville yesterday, for the July 20, 2013, Summersville Fun Day. He's posted several photo(s) and we've linked them all to this special album.

2013-07-21 04:43:19 | Comments | Printable version

Site News: Busy Events calendar this Sunday Morning

CM Events are like a Daily Newspaper all by itself. Today's calendar is big - but we'll make every effort to add events this morning, if need be. It's dynamic, as current as we can keep it, with new items and changes happening continuously, 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. In fact, changes can be made this morning and all day today. - EW

The events calendar is big for today, already at 4:42amCT, this Sunday Morning, with a link to the DIRECTORY of CHURCHS, special church services, singings, Vacation Bible School events, a Homecoming, community happenings, and postings of services for a loved ones who have passed away, and a reminder of an important cultural event, Mark Twain performed by Robert Brock at the V.P. Henry Auditorium.

In short, CM Events have become a Daily Newspaper all by itself.

There's a reason for this: The Events are set up to allow a reader to get all the information they need quickly and without friction - that is, all the needed information to get to the event is at hand.

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2013-07-21 04:38:20 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: Who says money can't buy love?

Notes from a great gig: Judging the Adair County Fair Fun Pet Show. Click on headline for column with photo(s)
The next earlier Happy Tail - Happy Tail: The Kindness of Strangers

By Peg Schaeffer
News from Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 270-378-4521 or 270-634-4675

By Peggy Schaeffer

I judged the Adair County Fair Fun Pet Show on Thursday, July 11 with my friend, Susan Rarey. It was very entertaining. We judged dogs of all shapes and sizes and colors. And I mean colors - a Poodle named Dixie was clipped and painted almost like a tie dyed shirt. There were also two cats, who were very charming, and two potbellied pigs, Babe and Charlotte. It was very hard to make a decision in every class, unless there was only one entry. In the best mixed breed class there were four dogs - two large and two small. So we were able to give two first places and two second places. The costume class was ingenious. Each costume showed great ideas. Best of show was the hardest class since every entry in the class had won a first place. I wish there had been a Cutest Dog class because in my opinion it would have been won, hands down, by Heather Evans' Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix "Sadie".

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2013-07-21 03:49:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Tools: the planter

Chuck Hinman: Tools / The planter that Chuck built. Chuck often rewrote his stories. Here is the 2004 Tools and its 2011 revision The Planter That Chuck Built. Chuck, having never laid a brick but having seen it done, undertakes a fourteen foot planter. His earlier writings often have charms not in the revisions.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Hogshooter, USA

By Chuck Hinman


On the subject of 'Tools' let me say there are two kinds of 'fixer-guys' - #1 - those who when the stork dropped them down the chimney were always found to be equipped with a pair of pliers tucked in their wet diaper, and - #2 - those like the rest of us who when randomly asked if we have a pair of pliers on us, have to answer with bowed head in the negative.

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2013-07-21 03:35:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Kentucky Color - Virginia Creeper

Beautiful - but beware their berries. They're extremely poisonous to us humans and can be fatal, though chipmunks, squirrels and some birds find them an important food source - BJF
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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry

Virginia Creeper, also known as American Ivy is a woody stemmed climbing vine welcomed in many of our urban landscapes and one which we see all around our surrounding countryside.

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2013-07-21 03:16:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Tom Chaney: Traipsing Through Georgia

Of Writers And Their Books: Traipsing Through Georgia. Tom reviews The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl noting that any contemporary value is in the slice of life with attitude clearly presented. The journal spans the surrender at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the beginning of reconstruction. This column first appeared 20 July 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Prey Tale Us

By Tom Chaney

Traipsing Through Georgia

In December 1864 -- in the midst of war -- in the wake of General Sherman, Eliza Frances Andrews, 24, and her younger sister Metta set out from Washington, in Northwest Georgia, to travel southwest to visit their older sister Mrs. Troup Butler who was living with her two children on a plantation near Albany.

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2013-07-21 02:41:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Today, SUNDAY with CM, July 21, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 21, 2013:
Having known no home,
how lovely is going home
knowing it is home.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 21 July 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 677, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, July 21, 2013 and a few others from the past week

2013-07-21 02:15:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 21
Happy Anniversary, Marshall Lee Burton & Gola Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.D. Zornes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Bishop (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lonnie Grant (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luke Meadows | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millard Eldon Kinnett (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Denton (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trish Aaon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Donnie and Ronnie Grider (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhday, Gladys Viola Schlosnagle Broadwater, Burkesville, KY (1918-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Oliver Griffith, Casey Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Wethington, Dunnville, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bethany Anne Mann, Taylor Co., KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Wayne Gaddie, Taylor Co., KY (1943 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Zimmerman, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie Sinclair, Jr., 87, Adair County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Frederick Land, Taylor County, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason Adam Willis, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1980-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendy Bricken, 64, Taylor Co., KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Willliam (Bill) Berge, Jr., 83, Burkesville, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jewell Penick, Green Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zane Spires, 78, Columbia, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emily Jean Shumpert, 43, Metcalfe Co., KY (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Dale (Bob) Harris, 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary V. Cordy, 71, Russell Co., KY/Jefferson Co., KY native (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery, Fayette Co./Green Co., KY native (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie J. Hudson, 80, Casey County, KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack "Punkin"Hancock (July 21, 1947-October 28, 1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, twin sisters, Russell Co., KY, Annie Grider Coffey and Fannie Grider McKinley (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 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:23183, Comment)
9:00amCTFamily & Friends Day. Singing. Special preaching. Potluck.
at Summershade United Methodist Church, 499 Bramlett Kemp Road, Greensburg, KY | (ID:23474, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23134, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Sandra Kay Foley, Russell County, KY (1952-2013) | (ID:23477, Comment)
4:00pmCTVacation Bible School Cookout/Commencement
at Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3047 Portland Road, Columbia, KY. | (ID:23437, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School July 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 6pmCT
at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY | (ID:23304, Comment)
Stilts Family singing at Tabor / Adair County Sunday Night Singing
at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:23453, Comment)
Jeremy Cole will present slides from mission trip to Africa
at Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY | (ID:23493, Comment)
6:30pmCTTom White will give testimony
at at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:23476, Comment)
7:00pmCTMark Twain by Robert Brock
TheatreFest! Summer Series. (Full TheatreFest Schedule/Story/by Duane Bonifer)
Performance in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY (Sponsored) | (ID:23037, Comment)


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