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The Movies: When talkies came to Columbia's Rialto Theater

Jim recalls some great exhibitors who made the Rialto a great theater: R. L. Wethington, John Ritchie Walker, Clay Smith, Bunny Shively, Vernon Yarberry, Alfred Harper and F.X. Merkely
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By JIM

In the late summer of 1929, R.L. Wethington, who had managed the Rialto theater since its opening the year before, sold the operation to John Ritchie Walker and Clay Smith, those gentlemen taking over on the first day of September. Just over year later, Mr. Smith sold his interest to Bunny Shively, and the News reported that Messrs. Walker & Shively were "investigating talkie apparatus and may install such equipment in the near future." However, Mr. Shively's association with the entertainment industry soon ended, and by the time 1931 rolled around, Mr. Walker's partner was Vernon Yarberry.

Hardly had the new year taken its first full breath when the Rialto, then barely three years old, got a major make-over. The January 6 edition of the newspaper announced that Messrs. Walker & Yarberry had decided with certainty to drop coin on refitting their entertainment palace to show the newfangled talking photoplays.


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2017-12-30 22:46:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

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Nora Lee Minor, Taylor County, KY (1927-2017)



2017-12-30 - 418 Lebanon Avenue, Columbia, KY - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Nora Lee Minor, Taylor County, KY (1927-2017)


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Rebecca Jean Hogue Lay, Casey Co., KY (1940-2017)

She was a member of Pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church. Rebecca was a housewife and a former employee of Lee's Famous Recipe. She enjoyed cooking, reading and caring for her family. She was the matriarch of a stalwart, close knit Casey County, KY family. She was a native of Casey County, KY, the daughter of the late Charlie & Mary Etta Campbell Hogue and the widow of John Lay. She leaves seven direct living descendants.
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Rebecca Jean Hogue Lay, 77 of Liberty, KY passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, KY.

Funeral services are at 10amCT/11amET Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Steve Warner officiating. Burial will follow in Caney Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday, January 1, 2018, at the funeral home.


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2017-12-30 21:51:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Nora Lee Minor, Taylor County, KY (1927-2017)

She was noteworthy business leader on the Campbellsville retail scene for many years as the owner and operator of Minor's Jeans. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Acton Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Tom Edelen & Maude Murray Edelen, and the widow of Hanley Minor, her husband of over 48 years. She leaves 26 direct living descendants spanning four generations.
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Nora Lee Minor, 90, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 7:10amET, Friday, December 29, 2017 in Campbellsville.

The funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. John Batcher. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be after 9amCT/10amET,, Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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Lucian Rodgers, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2017)

He was a retired farmer, worked as Houchens Market Manager for 15 years and also served on the Board of Directors for the Green River Feeder Cattle Association for 18 years. He was the patriarch of a leading Taylor County, KY, family. He was a native of Taylor County, KY, the son of the late Grover Rodgers, Sr. & Clara Shreve Rodgers, and the widower of Wanda Conner Rodgers, his wife of over 40 years. He leaves 12 direct living descendants.
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Lucian Rodgers, 85, of Owensboro, KY formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died at 6:30amCT, Friday, December 29, 2017 in Owensboro.5

Funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James Wedding. Burial will be in Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 8amCT/9amET, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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Edith Richards, 67, Russell County, KY (1950-2017)

She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Separate Baptist Church. She was a member of a respected family, the daughter of the late Earl & Ruth Shepherd Burton. She leaves two direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in the Tarter Cemetery, KY 76, Russell Springs, KY.
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Edith Richards, 67, of Russell Springs, KY, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Edith Richards will be 10amCT, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. David Coffey officiating. Visitation 6pm-8pmCT, Tuesday and after 8amCT, Wednesday. Interment in the Tarter Cemetery on Hwy 76, Russell Springs, KY.


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William Thomas Rodriquez, 52, Jamestown, KY (1965-2017)

He was a native of Chicago, IL, and a resident of Jamestown, KY, at the fime of his death. He was the son of the late William & Betty Taylor Rodriquez. His Significant Other, Tammy Carter, survives. He leaves four direct living descendants. He was an HVAC contractor. His final resting place will be in Nancy, KY
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William Thomas Rodriquez, 52, of Jamestown, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service for William Thomas Rodriquez will be at 10amCT, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Stan Milby officiating. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Monday, January 1, 2017, and after 8amCT on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Tarter Cemetery on Tarter Cemetery Road, off of Hwy 761 in Nancy, KY.


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2017-12-30 14:40:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Election 2018: Where do I vote??? Answer online, too

If you are unsure of your polling place, there's are fairly simple online lookup available, in addition to a visit or call to your local county clerk's office.
Note: An update December 30, 2017 to Election 2018: Latest List of candidates, Adair Co, KY , now includes precincts with each Magisterial District.

By Ed Waggener

Kentucky voters can use the Secretary of State's office to determine where their polling places are located.

Where do I vote for all Kentucky voters at Secretary of State website
.

Please note that when entering voter information, Social Security Number, is not a required field.

Please note that Sample Ballots are currently not ready for the primary election, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

2017-12-30 13:48:27 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council Meeting Wed 3 Jan 2018 - AGENDA

Council scheduled to vote on amendment to ABC law in City of Columbia; will also consider Mayor's recommendation for tourism board appointment.


Agenda for the January Regular Called Meeting of the Columbia City Council. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with the following Agenda:


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Marshall L. Bunch, 66, Chance, Adair Co., KY (1951-2017)

He was a member of the Union Chapel Church and a dedicated Sunday school teacher for 41 years. He sang with the Spirit Quartet for several years. He was a retired lumber grader for Kentucky Tie and Lumber and J. Downey & Son Lumber. He was a deputy jailer in Adair and Russell County jails. He was also an avid horseman. He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded South Adair County, KY family. He was the son of the late Joseph Milton & Lilly Mae York Bunch. His wife, Suzzanne Lewis Bunch, survives. He leaves 23 direct living descendants.
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Marshall L. Bunch, 66, of the Chance Community in Adair County, KY, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:45amCT, at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

The funeral service for Mr. Bunch, with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating, will be Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 9:30amCT, Sunday, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Burial will be in the Chance community at Hill Cemetery, 100 Harm Shelton Road, Columbia, KY.


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2017-12-30 11:55:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ellis Bishop, Cumberland Co., KY/Owsley Co. native (1926-2017)

He was an Alumni of the University of Kentucky. He began working for the University in 1952. In 1958 he was appointed as the Cumberland County Extension Agent and served the county until his retirement in 1990. He was a member and former deacon of Burkesville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 5419. His wife, Jean Bishop, survives. He leaves two direct living descendants.
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Ellis Bishop, age 91 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at 11amCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Burkesville Cemetery with military honors. The family requests visitation 4pm-9pmCT, Monday, January 01, 2018 Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


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2017-12-30 09:43:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Odell Robertson, Russell County, KY (1925-2017)

She was a homemaker and a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death in Pulaski County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Ricy & Evelyn Hatfield Foley, and the widow of Kermit Robertson. She was the matriarch of a very large, respected Russell County, KY family. She leaves seven living children, all in Russell County, KY and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren to carry on her legacy. Her final resting place will be in Russell County, KY, at New Friendship Cemetery
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Odell Robertson, 92, of Russell Springs, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Odell Robertson will be at 11amCT, Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. James Robertson, Bro. Andy Robertson, and Bro. Paul Roy officiating. Visitation 5pm-8pmCT, Sunday and after 8amCT Monday. Interment in the New Friendship Cemetery.


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2017-12-30 09:25:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kentucky's corporate investment hits record, Gov. Bevin says

Administration touts $9.2 Billion in 2017. More than 17,200 jobs added, highest number in 17 years, credit results to Business Climate
Click on headline for complete story with Top 5 investment commitments and Top 5 Job Creating projects in past year.

By Woody Maglinger and Jack Mazurak
News & Viewpoint from the Office of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin

FRANKFORT, KY (30 Dec 2017) - Shattering its previous investment record, Kentucky announced $9.2 billion in corporate expansion and new-location projects in 2017, bringing commitments to create more than 17,200 jobs, the most since 2000, Gov. Matt Bevin said today.


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Mystery 76534: Mike Keltner says it's on Little Cake Road, Columbia, KY

Mike Keltner writes:
The location of the small karst feature is approximately N 37.166130 W -85.180383, or the West facing slope of a rock bank located 1.1 miles down Little Cake Road (Purdy Church entrance) in Adair County. - Mike Keltner
About: - Mystery 76534: Where in the World is This? It's in plain sight


2017-12-30 06:33:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Plan New Year's Eve Church services with CM Events Calendar

There are a large number of special New Year's Eve Church services scheduled. The latest list can be found in the CM Events Calendar at Events for December 31, 2017

, which will also be on the Main Page of ColumbiaMagazine.com at 12amMidnightCT providing continuously updated information on Events in the CM 7-County area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties.

To send New Year's Events not yet posted, use Contact/Submit. Call 270-250-2730 if you need help.


2017-12-30 06:12:31 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2018 - Photo additions to latest list of candidates


Forty-five candidate photo links this morning. Check list now to become familiar with the candidates' faces. Photos for three candidates remain outstanding, and we're working to obtain them before candidate filing resumes on January 3, 2018. Read paid "Candidate Statements," for biographical information and candidates goals should they be elected.

By Ed Waggener

There won't be any additional candidates added to the Election 2018: Latest List of candidates, Adair Co, KY , but there are additional photo links this morning.

In fact, with the latest photo additions, there are photo links to all county wide candidates and all candidates for magistrates.


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2017-12-30 05:18:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Billy Harvey Bryant, 57, Metcalfe County, KY (1960-2017)

He was a retired mechanic and of the Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Harvey Lee & Betty Cahoe Bryant. His wife, Angie Wilson Bryant, survives. He leaves nine direct living descendants.
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Bill Harvey Bryant age 57, of Edmonton, KY, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT, Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Saturday, December 30, 2017, and after 9amCT, Sunday at the funeral home.


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Dorathey Mikel, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2017)

Dorathey E. "Dora" Mikel, 72, died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service for Dorathey E. "Dora" Mikel will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12pmCT/1pmET at Lyon-Dewitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating. Burial to follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery, in Taylor County, KY. The family requests visitation 10am-12pmNoonCT/11am-1pmET at the funeral home on Sunday, December 31, 2017, prior to the service.


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Today, SATURDAY with CM - 30 Dec 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 30, 2017:
Although times are hard,
one more baby is never
one child too many.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 30 December 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2300



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Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 30
Business Anniversary: Sleep Inn & Suites, Columbia, KY. (2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Womack | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Pierce (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Caldwell (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Dial (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Harvey (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Hinkle, (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dewayne Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Brooks Compton (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fannie B. Shaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Kessinger (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Christopher Travis Baker (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lacey Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Edward White | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LouAnn Russell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mylee Bell (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rachel Byrd Bardin (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sebastian Alexander Bingham Hancock (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy, Ellie Marian Staten (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Blankenship Light, Green Co, KY native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lenwood Graves, Taylor Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Carl Rich Thompson, Green Co. KY (1926-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert C. (Bob) Marshall, Adair Co., KY, native (1946 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Rose Buis Chadwell, Casey Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Durham Blakeman, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ann M. Huntsman, Greensburg, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Hall, Casey County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Grant, Adair County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Parnell, 66, Adair County, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jean Jones, Green County, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Hazel Arnold Cravens Arnold, Sano, KY native (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry D. Huckaby, Russell Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Jessee, 83, formerly of Columbia, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cora Jane Gibson Rice, 51, Glasgow, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl Clayton Nichols, 69, Russell Co., KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Faye Oakes, 71, Russell Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Barbee, 57, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Richards, 67, Russell County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, December 30, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAdair County Sheriff's office open 8am-12pmNoonCT, today for taxpayers to pay before the penalty period. . Upstairs, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY Harrison Moss, Adair County Sheriff | (ID:51305, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, 11amCT/12pmNoonET, Campbellsville, KY, for Don Bishop, 82, long-time CU Athletics Director | (ID:51273, Comment)
Services, Jamestown, KY, for Anna L. Walkup, Russell County, KY (1930-2017) | (ID:51281, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51304, Comment)
Service, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Pamela Jean Wilson Scott, 67, Cumberland County, KY (1950-2017) | (ID:51289, Comment)
Service, 12pmCT/1pmETCampbellsville, KY, for Mr. Curtis Hunter Burton, 20, Taylor County, KY (1997-2017) | (ID:51290, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, 1pmCT/2pmET, Argyle, Casey Co., KY, for Bro. Bobby Clark, Bethelridge, KY (1943-2017) | (ID:51286, Comment)
Service, Greensburg, KY, for Clarence Wayne Price, 47, Green County, KY (1970-2017) | (ID:51328, Comment)
1:30pmCTGraveside Service, 1:30pmCT/2:30pmET, Lebanon National Cemetery, for Clarence Wayne Price, 47, Green County, KY (1970-2017) | (ID:51329, Comment)
2:00pmCTMemorial service, Burkesville, KY, for Julie Mae Miller Fugitt, 61, Burkesville, KY (d. 18 Dec 2017) | (ID:51299, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51230, Comment)

 























 
 
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