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Susie Grant wrote concise, engrossing Neatsville, KY history

In searching CM files to fulfill a reader's inquiry about Susie Grant (Nov. 12, 1928 - Dec. 21, 2017) this brief but fascinating history of Neatsville was found, originally posted on CM June 6, 2006, it is reprinted here in it's entirety.
German family founded the river town that once rivalled mighty Columbia as Adair County's leading community. The town was a bustling community with stores, a hotel, a doctor or doctors, and was even incorporated for a time. A less-celebrated flood (than Gradyville's 1907 disaster which took lives in addition to property) in the early 1900s destroyed the town, which also had, in its time, various other names.

By Susie Grant

While working on my husband's family tree I found the following:

The town of Neatsville on the Green River in Adair County Kentucky was named after the Neat family. Rudolph Neat Sr.( Neet ) a native of Germany, came to this country as a 20 year old in 1741. He supposedly arrived on the ship "Molly" from Amsterdam. It is suggested that his hometown was Coburg. In 1998 my husband and I visited the town of Coburg, Germany, and indeed the name "NEAT " ( NEET, or even NIED ) is still used by many families in that immediate area.

Rudolf Neat moved to Adair CO, KY from Rowan CO, NC

Not much is known about him and his descendants, except they moved from Rowan County N.C. to Adair County, Ky.

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2017-12-25 15:14:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

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2017 Christmas in Columbia Parade - Giant lighted, spinning fez

2017-12-25 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The twirling Kosair Shriners Fez made quite a show stopper in the Christmas in Columba Parade as it passed the crowd lining Jamestown Street, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Silent Night, Holy Night -- first hearing in the home brought tears

Seventy some years after witnessing this event, Geniece Leftwich Marcum shared her feelings about the Christmas song, Silent Night, with daughter Linda Marcum Waggener. As a girl, Geniece was observing her mother, Addie Turner Leftwich. The farm on which this memory took place was two miles outside Edmonton behind what is now Bowling Park on the Glasgow Road. Addie was part of the Turner family from Crocus Creek in southern Adair County, whose father Joseph moved them to Metcalfe County, Cave Ridge, where she met a young man named Walter Scott Leftwich and claimed him. Geniece was the youngest of nine children born to Addie and Walter. Their sons, Geniece's big brothers, star in this memory.

By Geniece Marcum

"I never hear the song Silent Night without seeing mama standing at the old dining room door drying her hands on her apron, crying.

"Russell had bought one of the first radios to be had in our neighborhood and set it up in the family room.

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2017-12-25 14:32:47 | Comments | Printable version

Viewpoint link: Al Cross Christmas Politics column

Al Cross: Naughty & Nice KY politician gifts

Here's some commentary from Al Cross: Naughty and nice Kentucky politicians get their gifts and take their lumps | Al Cross Published 8:31 a.m. ET Dec. 21, 2017, (Al Cross, is an Albany, Clinton County, KY, native). News Tip from Kentucky Press Association.

2017-12-25 13:58:11 | Comments | Printable version

Epicurean Kentuckian: Answer to eating out's most vexing issue

How to get the condiment out of the container.
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By Ed Waggener

Commisserating with a secretly gourmet cook friend this morning, who had not the answer to America's greatest technological failing, how to open those teeny condiment packages handed out with your restaurant meal, I did get empathy and assurance that it is, in fact, something that something needs to be did about. Next, I did the first thing last and Googled for an answer, to find that the Australians, of all people, - the culture we have to blame for Mel Gibson and the "blooming potato" - has what appears to answer to the biggest culinary issue facing America, extricating the condiment from the package.

It's on YouTube, here:

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2017-12-25 13:48:50 | Comments | Printable version

Reader wants to know Susie Grant's column sign off - if any

Remembering: Susie Pelz Grant (1928-2017)

By Ed Waggener

A reader who has requested to remain anonymous, wants to know if the late Susie Grant, one of Adair County's most gifted and prolific writers, had a regular sign-off for her columns. We haven't been able to find it, yet. Any information for the reader would be appreciated. - EW

2017-12-25 09:36:36 | Comments | Printable version

Sad word of the passing of Barbara Meron, Edmonton, KY

The sad word has reached us of the passing of Barbara Meron, age 74 of Edmonton, KY, who died December 25, 2017. A complete obituary will be posted here when available from McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY.

2017-12-25 08:08:30 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. Virgil Everett Noe, Green County, KY (1930-2017)

He was a veteran and will be accorded full military honors at committal rites at Wilson Cemetery. There will be a Masonic funeral at the funeral home, at 7pmCT, Tue 26 December, 2017, in additional to funeral on Wednesday. He was the patriarch of a large, respected family centered in Hart & Green Counties of Kentucky and elsewhere. He leaves 18 direct living descendants.
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Mr. Virgil Everett Noe, age 87, of Greensburg, KY passed away on Sunday at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. Virgil Everett Noe will be conducted at 1pmCT, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the South Summersville Baptist Church, KY 61, Summersville, KY, with burial to follow in the Wilson Cemetery with Military Rites. Visitation is requested 3pm-7pmCT, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and from 7am-9amCT, Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY; and after 10amCT, Wednesday at the South Summersville Baptist Church until time of the service.

There will be a Masonic Service conducted at 7pmCT Tuesday at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral by the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #54 F&AM.

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2017-12-25 07:50:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Greatest Gift: a Christmas poem from Harry Mack

Harry Mack writes: Here is a poem I wrote a few years ago. If you wish, you have my permission to use it on the Columbia Magazine web site:

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2017-12-25 07:11:20 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2018 - Several updates Christmas Day 25 Dec 2017

Click here (headline only accesses this story): Election 2018 - Candidate List with continuous updates

By Ed Waggener

We've made several changes in the last 24 hours, with more "filing photo(s)" pulled from our archives, and, as of 4amCT, this morning, are lacking photos only for candidates Bethany Stanziano-Sparks, Tony Gabehart, Stephen Foster, Robert Loy, John Chicoine, Jason Rector, and Kenny Downey, and welcome submissions for them.

Paid Candidate Statements are now being posted, including those from: Buddy Powell. - Terry Sullivan. More are expected to be posted shortly. Inquiries about requirements for the paid candidate postings be made at 270-250-2730.

The next opportunity for new candidate filings in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Lisa Greer, Adair Annex, Ste 3, 424 Public Square will be 8am-4pmCT, Wednesday, December 26, 2017, and after that, only for a very short window, Wed-Thu-Fri, 27-28-29 Dec 2017, before the new year. The clerk's office is closed Mon & Tue, 25 & 26 Jan 2017.

2017-12-25 05:38:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

JIM's Christmas Wish List - Album 2

This JIM'S Christmas Wish List album covers 19-25 Dec entries
See also: JIM - Christmas Wish List ads from the past - 2017 Album I.
Click on headline for complete Album II

By Ed Waggener
A highly popular, much commented new JIM feature has run in two albums on for Christmas 2017. The latest one entry, from 25 Dec 1901, was an ad from Coy E. Dudgeon, a Cane Valley Merchant of the day.

Readers can access Album 2 photo's by clicking on the headline, above.

2017-12-25 04:17:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

A Saviour is Born: The Story of Christ of Christmas

From Bethlehem: A Savior has been born in Bethehem, also called the City Of David. New Baby is hailed as Christ the Lord. MAP

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around about them: And they were sore afraid . . .

And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2: 8-14

2017-12-25 02:31:52 | Comments | Printable version

Today, CHRISTMAS with CM, 25 Dec 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 25, 2017:
When you need not speak
because other speaks your gist,
rejoice and be glad.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 25 December 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2295

Christmas is a time of remembering - Favorite CM Christmas Stories
Christmas is a time of remembering, and these Christmas stories bring back lots of them. They are the classic ones, some from prolific writers, some from individuals inspired by a scent or sense of the season. We're always adding to the list, and occasionally trimming it. And we're always ready to post a new one. Submit using any Contact/Submit button.

The list for 2017 early Christmas morning follows:

Other opinion

Al Cross: Naughty & Nice KY politician gifts - Link: Naughty and nice Kentucky politicians get their gifts and take their lumps | Al Cross Published 8:31 a.m. ET Dec. 21, 2017, (Al Cross, is an Albany, Clinton County, KY, native). News Tip: Kentucky Press Association.

2017-12-25 02:22:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 25
Happy Birthday, Jesus Christ of Nazareth | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eddie and Betty Jo Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James F. and Donna M. Harper (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Scott Morris (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisa Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harmon Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Scott Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marlene Jeanette Smith (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roger Firkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristan Wesley Darnell (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Delmer Eads, Jr., 79, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Virginia (Jenny) England, Adair Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Coleman Wayne Underwood, 72, Green Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Howard Spratt, SR., Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marian Brackett Keneipp, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edrol C. Bryant, Adair Co. KY native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Haggard, Casey Co., KY (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Bottom, Taylor Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Flossie Melton Williams, Cumberland Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Faye Helm, Russell County, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Magdalene (Maggie) Rexroat, Russell Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Susie Pearl White Barnett, Green Co., KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Lynn Brown, Adair Co., KY, (1973-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Victor (Vic) Clark, 91, Jamestown, KY (1923-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula (Lou) White, 72, Russell Co., KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Milton Tucker, 34, Casey County, KY (1982-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Marsalin Richard, 88, Adair Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marlene Jeanette Beane Smith, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wallace (Wally) Johnson (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, December 25, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.

Events with no Specific Start Times

Christmas Break CHRISTMAS BREAK: No Classes - Campbellsville University. Lindsey Wilson College. Adair County Public Schools District Campbellsville Independent Schools. Casey County SD. Cumberland County SD. Green County SD, Metcalfe County SD. Russell Co. SD. Taylor County SD.

Send Christmas Eve Events, Special Holiday Schedules/Closings, now - Many of our readers try to see as many Christmas plays, parades and musical events during the season as possible, and find CM Events the best Christmas in South Central Kentucky planning place.

2017 Christmas in Columbia Parade Lineup - CM ALBUM To get an Event posted for the New Year's Holiday weekend, send it today for best results - the earlier the better.

Call 270-250-2730 if you are new to CM, prior to submission. Special note to candidates - CM is currently posting free of charge, photos submitted with candidate filings. PHOTOS we have posted are now linked to Election 2018 - Several updates Christmas Day 25 Dec 2017 If you are a candidate and your filing photo has not been posted, please call 270-250-2730 to arrange a submission of a suitable photo. (Doesn't have to be of the actual filing. If you plan to file, let us know. While we may not be able to dispatch an ace photographer to take the photo - if one happens to be there - we'll snap one. | (ID:51240, Comment)
7:00amCTClosed today: Adair County Board of Education Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Becky Bailey STORY | (ID:51192, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Chamber of Commerce office closed today and tomorrow | (ID:51157, Comment)
NoonCT Chimes at Noon Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51241, Comment)
5:00pmCT Chimes at Evening time - Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51242, Comment)


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