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Letter of Appreciation: Smith & Reed air photos

Comments re: Smith & Reed Aerial view of Columbia, KY N to S

Valerie Loy writes:
I loved the pictures. That's 1 thing I really enjoy about the pics: looking up and reading about educational things in our state. Thank you so much for the beauty you showed of Columbia. - Valerie Loy
Thanks - There are several more Reed & Smith pictures from this flight to come in the next little bit. As you've probably guessed, in Real Life, Photographer Smith is Larry Smith of The WAVE 92.7 FM & the Big Dawg, 99.9 FM; and the Pilot is Superintendent of the Adair County School District, Alan Reed.

2014-04-20 19:09:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Smith & Reed Aerial view: Lindsey Wilson, showing new dorm

2014-04-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Larry Smith, The WAVE 92.7. With Alan Reed the steady pilot - Larry Smith was able to get this shot of Lindsey Hill with the Columbia/Adair Utilities District water tower as a centerpiece. Using it as a the center, the road at 6:30 (or parallel to it) is a Lindsey Wilson Street with the hill looking not nearly so steep as it really is; at 3 o'clock is the massive Health & Wellness Center. and the new construction at 4 o'clock is the top of the new residence hall now under construction by the Walter S. Reuling Stadium. Notice the big expanse of Green which includes the Columbia Christian Church park and the Trabue Woods between the campus and Downtown. The green theme continues with the roof top at 4 o'clock. - CM
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Carol Perkins/Travelogue: Critique of Branson

It's picturesque, very similar to, but not quite like the writer's South Central Kentucky world, around Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY. The Perkins family went a tiny bit ahead of the Branson mobbed season. She was dismayed at seeing so many massive theaters for sale. "The food was good, the rest was welcomed, and the Wildcats advanced to the finals. If you have not been to Branson, I recommend staying away from there during the busy season, especially if you have a short fuse in bumper to bumper traffic and small children without IPADS.' she writes. Click on headline for complete column.
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: Riding elevatorsA harrowing story of an experience in a Louisville Hospital. Posted April 13, 2014.

By Carol Perkins

Looking for a place to go for a long weekend that neither of us had been, Guy and I searched the map and found such a spot. We had never been to Branson, Missouri, so immediately after filing our taxes; we healed our wounds by leaving town.ic of others such as the John Denver Show, The George Strait Show, etc.

The food was good, the rest was welcomed, and the Wildcats advanced to the finals. If you have not been to Branson, I recommend staying away from there during the busy season, especially if you have a short fuse in bumper to bumper traffic and small children without IPADS. - Carol Perkins

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2014-04-20 07:16:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Happy Tail: Tia, rescued in Knifley, KY, has new home with (KY) New Zealanders

Tia was rescued in Knifley, KY two weeks ago and came to Sugarfoot for a short stay. The pretty little dog has a new home iin Bowling Green, KY, living with New Zealanders who recently relocated there.
Next earlier Happy Tail: The Name Game Posted April 13, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer
Sugarfoot Farm Rescue

Easter is the anniversary of our 1,000 mile trek from Canterbury, CT to Columbia, KY. It's a move I've never regretted. I have met so many great people and made so many friends. I love our little piece of Heaven in Sparksville.

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2014-04-20 06:32:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Jon Halsey: The mystery bird is a cowbird

Comments re photo 54443 Birds of Kentucky Female Cowbird Young Catbird

By Jon Halsey

According to National Geographic the Catbird has a distinct dark gray plumage with a black cap. They further state that no other American bird has this uniform dark gray plumage.

That would seem to rule out the Catbird. Based on the short tail and bill, I would cast my vote for a Brown Headed Cowbird of the female persuasion.

I know at least one your readers has a cat that seems to be expert on birds and seems to enjoy checking them out.

My suggestion would be to secure that particular cat and see if it and the bird hold an intelligent conversation. If they did that would seem to be definitive proof that once again I'm wrong and it is definitely a Catbird. Of course such an experiment might render the whole exercise moot but they pure scientific research always has it's risks. jon halsey Knifley --jon halsey

2014-04-20 06:00:21 | Comments | Printable version

Russell County, KY, history: the election day murder of Taylor Sullivan, 1909

A chilling story involving not only Russell County, but Adair, Wayne and Pulaski, as well, of a murder of a young Rowe's Xroads father, which didn't end there. A father & son, Walter & WIlliam Pierce, were arrested, and taken to the 'Jamestown Bastille' and here was great fear of a vigilante justice. It had not been one year since the a mob had forcibly removed Elmer Hill from the jail in Monticello and lynched him. In the course of he excitement, the Pierces were moved to the jail in Columbia, when Jailer J.K.P. "Uncle Polk" Conover was jailer. The younger Pierce was tried in Russell County. His father's trial was in Columbia, where he was defended by Rollin Hurt and James Garnett. The outcomes and aftermath are in the complete story below, skillfully research and written by Jim

By Jim Garner

On election day, 1909, and for several days thereafter, great excitement prevailed in Russell County. At the Rowe's X-Roads voting house, young Walter Sullivan, who had not yet seen a score of years, shot and killed Taylor Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan, 27, was married to the former Miss Betty Miller and was the father of two small children, a daughter and a son. Rev. Thomas Hadley, the Rowe's X-Roads correspondent, a kindly but blunt-spoken man, told the tale in a few short lines: Russell County history: the election day murder of Taylor Sullivan, 1909.

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2014-04-20 05:19:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Home, sweet home, circa 1929

Chuck Hinman: Home, sweet home, circa 1929. Chuck recounts how the Hinman household enjoyed the latest advantages on a Nebraska farm in the late 1920s.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Review of "The Passion Of The Christ"

By Chuck Hinman

Home, sweet home, circa 1929

I grew up on a farm in southeast Nebraska, Gage County to be exact. Our house was a large two-story bungalow-style structure with a front porch that wrapped around the front and east side of the house. The house was replete with porches and entry-ways.

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2014-04-20 04:59:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Today, Sunday with CM, April 20, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 20, 2014:
What is thought of me
is of no concern to me
if unknown to me.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 20 April 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 950, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, April 20, 2014, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

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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

2014-04-20 04:56:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tom Chaney: Reading Jesus

Of Writers And Their Books: Reading Jesus. Tom says Jesus Interrupted is an attempt to provide a clear and compelling account of the challenges faced when we begin to reconstruct the "life and message of Jesus." This column first appeared 12 April 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Time Out from Axes and Blood for Hobbits and Pipe-Weed

By Tom Chaney

Reading Jesus

Last Sunday we began the annual ceremonies of holy week -- the events at the very center of the Christian year and at the heart of its message.

The gospels tell of the progress of Jesus into Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday up through the final meal with his followers on Thursday evening followed by the dark night of denial and betrayal in Gethsemane. The week culminates on Friday with his trial, crucifixion, and burial.

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2014-04-20 04:52:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 20
In memory birthday, Owen Lee Claywell, Adair County, KY (Apr. 20, 1911-Feb.16, 1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Alma Green | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Tammy Humphress (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stanley and Beulah Carter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Coffey Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Branham, father, & Zani Brooke Branham, daughter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erik Wesley Thompson (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Freeman Dile | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Piercy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Hare (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laramie Patience Baldwin (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rob Stout | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tonya Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zani Brooke Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Anniversary, Marlo and Pearl Campbell (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darryl Ray Rayborn, 53, Green County, KY (1965-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benjamin Burton, Taylor Co., KY (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph B. Akin, Adair County, KY (1925-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Smith, Adair County, KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny Akin, Adair County, KY (1972-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ted Richards, 74, Columbia, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrel Ray Cox, 61, Taylor County, KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendell Farris, Adair Co., KY native (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis A. Lawless, 73, Russell Co., KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Imogene S. Fudge, Marrowbone, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Edward Conrad, 63, Glasgow/Burkesville, KY native (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert F. Childress, 84, Dunnville, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry David (Tub) Stalcup, Burkesville, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances McVay Russell Sprowles, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Creon Melson, Cundiff, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Neumon Elleck Parker, Green Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Luther Witt, Jr., Russell Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, April 20, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
4:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:27459, Comment)
5:30amCTEaster Sunrise Service by Bloomington Chapel Church 6pm-9pmCT
Municipal Parking Lot, Campbellsville & Merchant Streets, Columbia, KY | (ID:27685, Comment)
Easter Sunrise Service at Flatwoods with Bro. Billy Hewitt preaching
Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road. Columbia, KY | (ID:27813, Comment)
6:00amCTEaster sunrise service, breakfast at Milltown United Methodist Church
Milltown United Methodist Church, 3262 Milltown Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27734, Comment)
Easter Sunrise Service at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY. Following the service, there will be a pancake breakfast in the fellowship hall. An Easter Egg Hunt for the children will follow the 10:30 Worship Service. Everyone is invited. Paul Patton is Senior Pastor. --Paul Patton | (ID:27749, Comment)
Easter Sunrise Service followed by breakfast
Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kelleyville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27757, Comment)
Antioch UMC Easter packed - Sunrise/Breakfast/Regular service/Easter Egg Hunt
Antioch United Methodist Church, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY, | (ID:27810, Comment)
Glens Fork Community Sunrise Service/Breakfast, at Church of Nazarene
Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Hwy 55 South, Columbia, KY | (ID:27820, Comment)
Gradyville Baptist will hold Easter Son-Rise service. Breakfast follows
Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27822, Comment)
6:30amCT Easter Sunrise Service at Columbia Baptist Church
Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27355, Comment)
7:00amCTCV Baptist Church Easter Sunrise service/Donuts, OJ served after service
Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Cane Valley, KY | (ID:27793, Comment)
Barnetts Creek United Methodist Church Easter Sunrise Service; breakfast follows.
Barnett's Creek UMC, 1338 Barnett's Creek Road Pellyton community, Adair Co., KY | (ID:27804, Comment)
10:30amCTBro. Rick Shelton at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:27778, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27510, Comment)
6:30pmCTNo Evening Service at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:27779, Comment)
8:00pmCTSunday Night Singing: The Spirituals will sing at Tabor
Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27770, Comment)


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