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Jamie Phelps is $5,000 Money Winner at 2014 Adair Fair

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By Greg Thomas, President, Adair County Fair Association

The 2014 Adair County Fair & Horse Show money winners. The $5,000 winner was Jamie Phelps, who accepted the prize with Arraya Phelps. Phelps' bought the winning ticket from Jennifer Carter.

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2014-07-13 16:51:04 | Comments | Printable version

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Money Winners at the 2014 Adair County Fair

2014-07-13 - Adair Co. Fairground, 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Greg Thomas, Thomas Photography.
Pictured are the 2014 Adair County Fair & Horse Show money winners.
From left, $5,000 winner was Jamie Phelps, pictured with Arraya Phelps and Jennifer Carter who sold him the ticket; the $3,000 winner was Jamie Hatcher pictured Amanda Davis who sold him his ticket, the $2,000 winner was Heather Cravens, and committee chairman Marc Evans. The Give-Away, last night, Saturday, July 12, 2014, was the grand finale of another memorable Adair County Fair. - GREG THOMAS, President, Adair County Fair

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Historic Courthouse Bell looks like one in church up in Minnesota

John McDonough writes:
It looks a lot like the bell at our church up here in Minnesota. It was built by McShane Bell Foundry of Glen Burnie, Maryland. There should be info stamped on the side of the bell. McShane is still in business, and will answer any questions you have . Good Luck - John McDonough
Comments about about: The Bell in the Historic Adair County Courthouse

2014-07-13 16:38:45 | Comments | Printable version

ADAIR Band 2014 Band Camp completes week one of two

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By Shamarie Claiborne

The ADAIR County Band has started their 2014 season. The first week of band camp down another one to go! We could not have asked be better weather. There was a steady breeze all week. We are hoping the weatherman are right on this week with the highs for same days being in the upper 70's -- I thought you all might like a few shots from this past week. Enjoy!

2014-07-13 15:01:43 | Comments | Printable version

JIM: Marriage, news items, death of Sophia Ellen Simmons

She and Mr. George Andrew Murphy were married at Adair County Courthouse. Census records of the day failed to honor her occupation as a midwife. Story includes obituary from the Adair County News April 8, 1949
Story a response to: Query: Wants to know about Fairplay, KY area midwife -1930s


On the 4th day of October, 1890, Miss Sophia (Sophie) Ellen Simmons, a native of Russell County, and Mr. George Andrew Murphy, a native of Cumberland County, were married by Levi Shepherd at the Adair County courthouse, the ceremony witnessed by Green B. Murphy and Sophia Breeding. The bride was the daughter of Robert C. Simmons and Julia Anne (sometimes spelled Julian) French. Sophia was about 30 (various records give or imply her birth year as anywhere between 1857 and 1862, dates inclusive; she appears as a one-year-old in the 1860 Russell County census); George was somewhat younger.

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2014-07-13 13:48:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Urias (Deedle) Stephens, Jr., Russell County, KY, (1929-2014)

He was a construction worker and a Veteran of US Air Force. He was the patriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY, family, the son of the late Urias & Ora C. Stephens. He was a native of Russell County, and a resident at the time of his death. His wife, LaVerne Beane Stephens, survives. He leaves 16 direct living descendants.
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Urias "Deedle" Stephens, Jr., 85, of Russell Springs, KY, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Russell County Hospital, in Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral service for Urias "Deedle" Stephens, Jr. will be 10amCT, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Silverman and Bro. David Coffey officiating. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Special music by Debbie Stephens, and Ryan Stephens.

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2014-07-13 13:18:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Happy Tail - Rose, a very memorable Percheron Mare

The big Percheron Mare has crossed Rainbow Bridge. She had been - at least in her mind - the beloved at every event in Connecticut. She came to Kentucky in 2005, and earned quite a reputation with her lovable antics, including a sensual episode in the middle of Sparksville Road, chalked up to 'sex education' by the tolerant father in the family which passed by and witnessed the romantic rendezvous. She's gone now, this icon of Sugarfoot Farm, who leaves lots of friends and fond memories. Click on headline for full story, photo(s)
The next earlier Happy Tail: A win at Ballyhigh horse show and a little me time Posted July 6, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer

When Keith and I first starting dating I tried to get him to go horseback riding with me but he always said I didn't have a horse big enough for him to ride. So when I saw an ad about a Percheron mare for sale I called. Looking back it's kind of funny - she was in Columbia, CT. I asked the owners why she was being sold and they told me they had a romantic notion to have her pull a buggy and they would drive around town with her. Problem was she was a gassy horse and the whole time they'd be in the cart she'd be passing gas in their faces. Not so romantic. She was in a stall eating hay contentedly - a huge bay mare. It was love at first sight and Rose came to live with us.

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2014-07-13 11:57:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Chris Bennett: on 'The War of Northern Aggression'

Miss Winston was right, Chris Bennett says. South did almost win.
Comment about: Michigan Marker at Tebbs Bend Cemetery

By Chris Bennett

The reason why Miss Noma Dix Winston taught her classes the South almost won, is because it did. I daresay that if it was not for the persistence of Abraham Lincoln and his promotion of U. S. Grant to Lieutenant General, the South most certainly would have won. Not because it was stronger, it was because the country was so sick of death and war. Our modern unpopular wars like Vietnam and Iraq pale in comparison to the unpopularity of the War between the states during its time.

General Grant understood how to use an army with superior numbers and equipment to destroy an army that was determined to defend its homeland. Basically Grant kept on fighting where as the other northern generals would retreat after a defeat. The real issue and why Lincoln is remembered as being so great is he kept the country from splitting into two halves, "a house divided cannot stand!" < i>- Chris Bennett

2014-07-13 10:24:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Donita Hortillosa recalls midwife Sophia Ellen Simmons Murphy

She was writer's great grandmother and was a midwife in the Fairplay area. She was born in Jamestown, KY, and was the aunt of Dr. Simmons of Greensburg
Comments re article 68485 Query Wants to know about Fairplay KY area midwife 1930s

By Donita Hortillosa

Sophia Ellen Simmons Murphy was my great grandmother.

She was a midwife in the Fairplay area for many, many years and delivered a large number of children in that area.

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2014-07-13 08:41:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Larry Smith has photo of original Tebbs Bend monument

Larry Smith writes:
I have a historic photo showing the top of the Tebb's Bend Confederate Monument and will send as soon as I can locate. Hope when it's posted on it will help Cheryl Tillery and the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association restore the monument to its original state. - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications.
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2014-07-13 08:10:19 | Comments | Printable version

Review: The Sound of Music at LWC Don't Miss this production

It should also inspire our local community to become more actively involved with the theatrical arts. We have a wonderful talent base throughout our community and the college. - DOUG BEARD
"Sound of Music" remaining performances will be at at 7pmCT, Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 17, 18, & 19, 2014, in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY

By Doug Beard

This evening I had the privilege to attend the TheatreFest! 2014 production of the "Sound of Music" at Lindsey Wilson College.

I would strongly encourage everyone to attend this production during one of evening performances next week.

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2014-07-13 07:32:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Carol Perkins: Cruise, Part II, Key West

Key West, closer to Cuba than mainland USA, was a stopover. Chickens are the official bird of Key West, and it has also been the favorite haunt and workplace of great writers, from Hemingway to Truman Capote
Next earlier column: Carol Perkins: Sailing on the Caribbean, Part I . Posted July 13, 2014

By Carol Perkins

Continuing from last week, our cruise would take us first to Key West, which might seem a little odd, but if you study a map closely you'll see, as I did, just how much closer Key West is to Cuba than to the mainland of the US. Key West is the southernmost point of the United States and thousands of tourists have t-shirts to prove it.

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2014-07-13 04:52:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Wash Day

Chuck says Monday was wash day according to the old nursery rhyme and in the lives of housewives when he was growing up. Here he describes this weekly chore.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Get A Life!

By Chuck Hinman

Wash Day

"This is the day we wash our clothes, wash our clothes, wash our clothes. This is the day we wash our clothes, so early on Monday morning."

Those are just part of the words from an old nursery rhyme entitled "Here We Go 'round the Mulberry Bush." They are like old friends to people who lived in the 1930's. The whole nursery rhyme chronicles the highlights of a housewife's weekly activities.

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2014-07-13 03:30:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Tom Chaney: Chicken Necks and Gizzards

Of Writers And Their Books: Chicken Necks and Gizzards. Tom decries how few friers of chicken entered the fray at the fair. This column first appeared 12 July 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Not As Seen By God Looking Down

By Tom Chaney

Chicken Necks and Gizzards

Last week was the Hart County Fair. The fair book said it was the hundred and twenty something-est fair. I reckon that is true if you consider the current child the grandson of a bastard relationship that goes back to the old fairgrounds in Horse Cave just across the road from the graveyard. We get mighty picky about ancestry hereabouts. Sometimes I think we'd be better off living like the goose -- waking up every morning to a new world.

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2014-07-13 03:11:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Query: Wants to know about Fairplay, KY area midwife -1930s

Writer is interested in learning more about the Murphy family

By Angela Wheelock

I am looking for more information about Sophia Murphy. She was the midwife who delivered my mother, Sophia Alberta Loy, who was named after Sophia Murphy. My mother was born in 1934 in Fairplay, Kentucky and Sophia Murphy was 73 when she delivered her.

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2014-07-13 03:07:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Today, SUNDAY with CM, July 13, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 13, 2014:
Everyone knows one --
a family marked less good
though they do much good.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 13 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1034

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, July 13, 2014, 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

2014-07-13 02:57:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 13
Happy Anniversary, Billy & Betty Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robert and Melissa Horton (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday! Abella Phelps (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Barker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arlinda Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Sue Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany DeSeive | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emmett Davenport (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fran Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Kelsay (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harper LaShay Stearns (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaxon Ray Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenna Lee Claywell (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Smith (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leo Abner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Janes (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nenia Dykes (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Crawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Kay Pendleton Sexton (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve "Doc" Watson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler James Renfro | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Alfred W. Flowers, Columbia, KY (July 13, 1922 - August 22, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Rae Bright, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Novella M. Phillips, Casey Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delbert Thompson, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernella Davis Beasley, Windsor, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Melton, Adair County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodger Abel Monson, Taylor County, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Norma Ellen Stalcup Long, Cumberland Co., KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhoda Lynn Kimbler, 56, Adair County, KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell B. Hadley, 76, Columbia, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Preston Stapp, 78, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Kathleen Helm Clements White, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maddox Tye Durbin, Adair Co., KY (13 July 2014 - 17 Oct 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Esther Meyer, 82, Adair County, KY (1932-2014 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Winfrey, 78, Burkesville, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Bennie J.D. Tallent, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Wilson, 53, Taylor County, KY, (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bonnie Mae (McDaniel) Williams Perkins, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Stamp, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard C. Smith, 76, Russell Co., KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Matthew Albert Wyatt, Russell Springs, KY, native of Cumberland Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maddie Brockman, 21, Boyle Co., KY (1994-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tara Nicole Simpson Lamer, 35, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co. native (1981-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Calvin Stumph, Greensburg, KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Eulene Taylor, 85, Adair Co., KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Elizabeth London Worley, 84, Center, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audra Rogers Royse, Adair County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Gayle Hagan Newman, 67, Green County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 13, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:29019, Comment)
11:00amCTBro. Billy Wilson preaching
Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29273, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29063, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Thomas Arms, Cumberland County, KY (1922-2014) | (ID:29290, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Dora Aliene Foster, Adair County, KY (1927-2014) | (ID:29280, Comment)
5:00pmCT VBS at Barnetts Creek for 4 Sundays + Final program, all 5pm-7:30pmCT
Barnetts Creek United Methodist Church, 1338 Barnetts Creek RD , Columbia, KY | (ID:28991, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29095, Comment)
6:00pmCTVBS Supper 6pmCT; Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30pmCT
at Sulphur Well United Methodist Church, 1755 Sulphur Well-Knob Lick Road Edmonton, KY | (ID:29216, Comment)
Heaven Bound Singing at Tabor Community Church | (ID:29275, Comment)


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