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MLK from Birmingham Jail - What a great read!

Lee Murphy writes:
The letter is a great read!

Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it. Happy Martin Luther King Day.

- Lee Murphy
Comments re article 64718 Link MLK Jr Letter from Birmingham Jail

2014-01-20 17:01:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Ginger Lorraine Fifield, Russell County, KY (1955-2014)

She was a native of California and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She leaves 4 direct living descendants. She was a member of Jehovah's Witness Church and a Homemaker
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Ginger Lorraine Fifield, 58, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Russell Springs, KY.

Memorial services will be at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, at 1pmCT, on Monday, January 27, 2014. Visitation will be after 11amCT, on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Wilson Funeral Home.

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2014-01-20 16:48:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lucille Henson Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1940-2014)

She was a native of Casey County, KY, the daughter of the late William Robert and Irene Smith Henson. Her husband, Howard "Jack" Richardson, survives. She leaves 4 direct living descendants. Lucille was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing.
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Lucille Henson Richardson of Moreland, KY, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at her home in Lincoln County, KY. She was 73.

Graveside services are 10amCT/11amET Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Bro. Marvin Hatton officiating. Visitation is Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. Pallbearers are Kevin Childress, Tim Childress, Allan Childress, Aaron Coppage, Ryan Livengood and Jake Atwood.

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2014-01-20 16:28:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Driven will be in concert at Emory's Chapel Church

The group Driven will be singing at Emorys Chapel Church, 1830 Hwy. 1952 in the Chance community of Adair County, KY, on Sunday, February 02, 2014 at 5:30pmCT. Bro. Bobby Withers & congregation invites everyone to join us for a night of praise & worship!!!! --

2014-01-20 16:05:40 | Comments | Printable version

Howard (Ed) Skaggs, Russell County, KY (1927-2014)

He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident if the county at the time of his death. She was the son of the late Loren & Emmer Brockman Skaggs. His wife, Mary Lola Skaggs, survives. He leaves five direct living descendants. He was a merchant and a member of Calvary Temple Church in Columbia, KY.
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Howard "Ed" Skaggs, 86, of Jamestown, Ky, died Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services for Howard "Ed" Skaggs will be 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bobby Dunbar officiating. Friends may call after10amCT/11amET, Friday. Burial will be in the McBeath Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Dunbar, Larry Skaggs, Ottis Skaggs, Nathan Skaggs, Matthew Skaggs, William Taylor. Special music by Bobby Dunbar.

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2014-01-20 14:46:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jerry Plato Corbin, 67, Adair Co., KY (1946-2014)

He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He was a member of Bloomington Chapel Church, served his country in the U. S. Navy, was retired from Cincinnati Enquirer in Cincinnati, OH and was a member of Golden Rule Lodge #345 in Covington, KY. He leaves 6 direct living descendants.
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Jerry Plato Corbin, age 67 years, of Campbellsville, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, January 19, 2013 at 1:40pmET, at his home after an illness.

Funeral service Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Foster the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Bearwallow Cemetery, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY with full military honors by Columbia V.F.W. Post 6097. Masonic rites will be conducted Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the funeral home by Columbia Masonic Lodge #96. Visitation will be after 5pmCT/6pmET, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Fred Corbin, Mike Foster, Bob Callahan, Dave Back, Matthew Kitts, Nick Lawson, Billy Lancaster and Leo Abner.

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2014-01-20 14:30:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Martha Sue Collins Thomas, Ramsey, IN (d. Jan. 18, 2014)

She was a member of a highly distinguished Adair County, KY family, the daughter of the late Dorothy and Luther Collins, and older sister of Brenda Collins Williams, Columbia, KY and Kay Collins Embrey of Brandenburg, KY. She attended public schools in Adair County, graduating in three years, in 1957 - one year ahead of her class - and attended Lindsey Wilson College at age 16. She was a pioneer of independence, loved to travel, and was very active in the Kentuckiana and National Herb Societies. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and attended Northwestern University for graduate studies. She had a 30 year career as a Medical Technologist at Floyd Memorial Hospital. She was a leader from her early days in Columbia, where she was class president of her freshman Adair County High School class, and in her adopted home in Harrison County, Indiana, where she was a local celebrity, hosting teas, seminars, symposiums, and talks, always spreading her love for nature to a younger generation. She was an inspiration to all she met.

Martha Sue Collins Thomas died peacefully at her home in Harrison County, IN, Saturday, January 18, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was surrounded by her sons, Todd, Brian, Scott, Richard and Jeffrey. Martha Sue (Marty) was the oldest daughter of the late Luther and Dorothy Collins of Adair County, Kentucky.

A memorial visitation will be held in the fellowship hall at Unity Chapel United Methodist Church, 1760 Lost Creek Road NW, Ramsey, IN, on Sunday, January 26, 2014, between 1pm-4pmCT/2pm-5pmET, for all family & friends. A celebration of her life for family and close friends will be held at a later date.

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2014-01-20 13:51:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Shamarie Claiborne: A miracle is needed for Angel's son

At first, the reunion online with her ACHS high school chum was a sharing of Happy Ever After stories for both women, but shortly after, former Columbian Angela Burton Farrer confided a crisis in her son's life, a medical drama that was all too much similar to one Shamarie had gone through years earlier . . .

By Shamarie Claiborne

I want to state this disclaimer before I start this very unusual article for me. It is not what many of you are use to hearing or seeing from me. But by the end of it you will more fully understand what truly makes me tick. I should say I am not a preacher and the views I will reflect in this article are my own. They are based on the teachings of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his loving father as I have experienced it. My view may not correspond with your own or your church's beliefs but please read with a open heart and understand the big picture.

Many people in Columbia know me for different reasons. Some from my childhood and youth. Others through my children and band. Some only from my photography and articles. Another hand full from my community involvement. A few know me through my spirituality and my firm belief that the Lord has a time and reason for everything.

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2014-01-20 10:53:51 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Margaret Yvonne Gaddie, Green Co., KY (1932-2014)

She was a highly regarded member of the community. Mrs. Gaddie had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church in Greensburg, KY. She was a missionary, in the adult choir and a member of the Greensburg/Green County Civic Club. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Taylor Calhoun and the widower of Bobby Gaddie. She leaves 32 direct living descendants.
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Mrs. Margaret Yvonne Gaddie, 89, Greensburg, KY, departed this life Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service were held Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the 2nd Baptist Church, Greensburg, KY, with ministers Rev. James Jackson and Rev. James Washington III officiating.Entombment is in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 700 Old US 68 (MAP), Campbellsville, KY. Pallbearers were Sammie Gaddie, Victor Coates, Donovan Taylor, Mario Hughes, Nolan Dunston and Tim Higdon. Honorary pallbearers were great grandchildren and Frankie Calhoun.

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2014-01-20 10:08:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Link: MLK, Jr. - Letter from Birmingham Jail

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Here's a link to his famous Letter from Birmingham jail, posted on the Bates College Site: Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963, a document with whom most Americans are familiar by name, but not so much by content.

2014-01-20 08:35:16 | Comments | Printable version

SC KY Historical & Genealogical Society to meet in Glasgow, KY

Program on Thursday, January 23, 2013, is "A Confederate Veteran's Life After the War"
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By Sam Terry

The South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30pmCT, at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, 1530 S Green Street, Glasgow, KY. Bob Fortunato of LaGrange will present a program sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, "A Confederate Veteran's Life After the War."

In the wake of America's Civil War, more than 40,000 Kentucky men who had worn the gray returned home. While many returned to quiet, productive lives, some were not as fortunate and ended up in publicly funded alms-houses, poor farms or asylums. The Confederate Home in Pee Wee Valley opened in 1902 to provide a respectable place of retirement. The public is welcome to attend this program. - Sam Terry

2014-01-20 07:59:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Farm/Garden: The Weekly Juicery presses forward

Neighborly gesture evolves into growing Kentucky Proud business for Lexington-based fresh juice bar. (Anybody know the juicery/winery/cidermill/micro-brewery situation in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties? There's cider squeezings occasionally each season in Antioch, Adair County, and some homemade wine around, but is there anything commercial nearby?) - CM
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By Chris Aldridge, Kentucky Proud Connection

LEXINGTON, KY - Kimmye Bohannon and her neighbor/friend used to take turns making juice for one another.

"It was so nice when I didn't have to make it because it takes a ton of produce and makes a huge mess," Bohannon said. "When she delivered it to me, it was a great experience. I thought, 'How can I make this available for a broader audience?'"

That was the genesis of The Weekly Juicery, a Kentucky Proud fresh juice bar located at 436 Old Vine Street, Lexington, KY. Bohannon hopes to open a second location in Louisville, KY on March 1.

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2014-01-20 07:31:41 | Comments | Printable version

Gardening: Backyard Gardening and Landscaping Class tonight

Second class in 7-class series

By Nick Roy,
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture Natural Resources

Backyard gardening and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to attend the Center of Kentucky Home Horticulture Series offered by the Adair, Green, and Taylor County Cooperative Extension Services. Citizens may choose to attend one, a few, or all sessions offered.

Tonight, at 6pmCT/7pmET Monday, January 20, 2014 the topic is "Backyard and Patio Gardening" with Dr. Richard Durham, U.K. Consumer Horticulture at, 1143 South Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, KY (park and enter from the rear of the building) Each session is free. Remaining sessions after tonight include:

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2014-01-20 04:37:26 | Comments | Printable version

Suzanne Wright photo compared to Edward Hopper painting

Ann Curtis writes:
For some reason, I see a similarity between Suzanne Wright's photo "Theatre Walk" and Edward Hopper's 1942 painting, "Nighthawks" - ANN
Very similar. Thanks so very much for the observation. Isn't it wonderful when artists such Suzanne Wright see our world in a whole new way - and find the gems of beauty we often overlook or just take for granted? Comments from others are welcome. - EW

2014-01-20 04:24:12 | Comments | Printable version

Patricia Nell Scott obituary has been updated

The obituary for Patricia Nell Scott, whose funeral is today, January 20, 2014, has been updated. The corrected obituary is at Patricia Nell Scott, Green County, KY (1944-2014).

Information received subsequent to posting includes a change in birth year and consequently, a change in age of the deceased. No other changes were needed

CM is happy to make corrections in obituaries at any time, The easiest and surest channel to make changes is to request the mortuary to send the request, as was done in this case. - Thanks.

2014-01-20 03:43:12 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Animals classified ads are VERY busy this morning

There an unusual amount of activity in CM ANIMALS Classifieds this morning. Three lost dogs have been found - there are photos with each. And there are dogs for adoption. As well, there are listings for animal supplies - including training materials and just today, this ad for bird supplies:
Bird supplies Thermal (heated) bird perches by Thermo-Perch. One small for finches up to cockatiels $25.00, one medium for Amazons, African Greys, & other medium birds $40.00, both new, still in pkg. Also, teach-to-talk CDs; "Feathered Phonics, easy way to teach your bird to talk" $5.00. 'Parrot Phrases, ABC's, general everyday phrases" $5.00 270-566-1649 - Sandy Harrison
Ads with photos for lost pets (unless Reward offered), pets for adoption (free of fees) are FREE for individuals in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Casey Counties.

Ads for items for sale in the ANIMALS classification, and commercial ads are PAID, as are all ads in any category which offer rewards.

For instructions on submissions, and costs, see RATES & TERMS. If you need help, call 270-250-2730

2014-01-20 03:19:16 | Comments | Printable version

Donald Wright, Taylor County, KY (1931-2014)

He was a retired employee of Taylor Regional Hospital after many years of service. He professed faith in Christ and was of the Holiness Faith. His wife of over 61 years, Estleen Skaggs Wright, survives. He leaves 5 direct living descendants.
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Donald Wright, 82, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 3:35pmCT, Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service for Donald Wright will be at 12pmCT/1pmET, Wednesday, January 22nd at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. George Blevins and John D. Gaines. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Baptist Church Cemetery.

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2014-01-20 02:10:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, MONDAY with CM, January 20, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 20, 2014:
When folks cite duty,
prepare to be told something
--Robert Stone, Monday, 20 January 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 860, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, January 19, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting Search Box for to find your family members in Veterans List
The family search for Veterans has been a very popular feature on since it was started. There are more than 600 local families represented on our List of Adair County Veterans. You can find them easily.
Just enter your last name in the box, and press enter.
We'd like to thank everyone, including our sponsors, who help us maintain this list of veterans from Adair County, Kentucky, and we welcome your additions and corrections at

2014-01-20 01:42:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 20
Happy Anniversary, Lester and Charlene Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Serafino | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Burton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Fudge (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sabrina Stapp (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Grant Hobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Mae Bell Foley, Russell Co, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Camillia Fay Blaydes, Adair Co., KY (1935-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Clay Faulkner, Green County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith (Skeeter) Helm, Casey County, KY (1962-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Estel Harden, 79, Taylor County, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00amCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Tonnie E. Bell, 70, Casey County, KY (1943-2014) | (ID:26330, Comment)
8:00amCTFree One Week READY for WORK Program at Adult Education Center starts today
8am-4pmCT at Adair County Adult Education Center, 969 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:26226, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Alice Luttrell, 89, Casey County, KY (1925-2014) | (ID:26333, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Cuthburt Eldon Fox, Russell County, KY (1934-2014) | (ID:26317, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Kenneth Estel Harden, 79, Taylor County, KY (1934-2014) | (ID:26332, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Alice Wells Murphy, Cumberland Co., KY (1948-2014) | (ID:26325, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25991, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for William O. Hall, Casey County, KY (1937-2014) | (ID:26326, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Rev. Marshall Sloan, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1953-2014) | (ID:26299, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Patricia Nell Scott, Adair County, KY (1944-2014) | (ID:26321, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26022, Comment)
6:00pmCTCenter of Kentucky Home Horticulture Series in Jan.-Feb., 2014 (7-class schedule)
Backyard and Patio Gardening with Dr. Richard Durham, U.K. Consumer Horticulture at , 1143 South Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:25908, Comment)
Westlake Regional Hospital Auxiliary meets
Cafeteria, Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake DR, Columbia, KY. | (ID:26322, Comment)


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