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Vacation Bible School at Cane Valley Baptist Church

Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, will hold "In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus" Vacation Bible School, on July 15-19, 2019, from 6pmCT until 8pmCT nightly.

For more information contact Bro. Clay Scott at 270-405-0770 or Sheila Scott at 270-401-1639/Home 270-932-4770. --Connie Young


2019-07-07 19:25:49 | Comments | Printable version

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Harland G. Wright, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2019)



2019-07-07 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo courtesy Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
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Harland G. Wright, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2019)

Harland was a well-known auctioneer, who also enjoyed playing his banjo and guitar for his family and friends.

Harland G. Wright of Campbellsville passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019. He was 84 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Pastor Jase Divens. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 4pmET until 8pmET on Monday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2019-07-07 19:21:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Miles of Summer at Kentucky Classic Arts

By Jenny Kawa

The Eddie Miles concert series continues with "Miles of Summer" this Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 6pmCT/7pmET at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square, 237 N Spalding Avenue, Lebanon, KY.

Miles, a nationally known performer, showcases the icons of yesteryear in Country and Rock Music including the hits of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dire Straights, Elvis Presley, and more! (He has even been known to take a few requests!) Tickets are available online at Farmers National Bank of Lebanon (Main Street branch), Lebanon Tourism at Centre Square, online at www.kyclassicarts.com, or by calling 270-699-ARTS. Preferred front seating is $25 with all other seats at $20.


2019-07-07 19:15:52 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Which vinegar for raccoons?

Mary knight writes:
Linda-Sorry you had to go thru the raccoon trauma/destruction, but we sure did get a kick out of your story. Just think, maybe the children of these guys will be around to visit you next 4th of July!!!! Good luck--did you use white vinegar, or cider vinegar? --Mary

Hi Mary - shudder the thought that there could be another set of quadruplets to celebrate the holiday here next year!! The mix was white vinegar and water, about half and half. Works great to clean cabinets and stainless steel sinks and now I know it works to run off varmints!!! I'll keep the spray bottle by the door! -- Linda


2019-07-07 14:29:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

October 21, 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in the October 21, 1977, edition of the Daily Statesman. Topics included an ongoing issue with traffic on the square, mints-as-change during a penny shortage, and the beginning of the Dogwood Project, which might have single-handedly put Columbia 40 years ahead of the curve in responding to climate change.

The photo that Bob Hill called about had pride-of-place in our family living room for years, and I remember a high school friend, the late Shannon Rainwater, walking in to our house for the first time in the late 1980's and wondering why in the world we had a picture of his grandfather on the wall. --Pen


By Ed Waggener

Bob Hill, roving columnist for the Courier-Journal, called yesterday from Webb's Cross Roads to ask about Mr. Ernest Rainwater's mighty big pumpkin up at Knifley. "Was that trick photography?" he asked. I assured him it was not. Now, the perspective is somewhat flattering to the pumpkin, as a comparison of the two accompanying photographs indicates, but it was no trick, Mr. Hill.

Adair County, in particular Knifley and environs, is the garden spot of the world. We just grow things better here, whether it be elephant ear plants, Holstein cows, medical doctors, beautiful girls, pumpkins, or newspaper editors.

But trick photography? There's no way to make a 185-pound pumpkin anything but big. Former agriculture Commissioner Wendell Butler often said, "It takes a mighty big hog to weigh 1,000 pounds." I think that he would also say that it takes a mighty big pumpkin to weigh 185 pounds.

The square is back to normal
The traffic congestion on the public Square is back to normal.


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2019-07-07 12:25:04 | Comments | Printable version

The selfless brave-a villanelle for Sparky

The selfless brave
-a villanelle for Sparky (first published on CM 07/09/2012)
Too seldom do we praise the selfless brave,
those caring ones who join a band of brothers
who perils face both life and goods to save.

Their care permits our living outside cave
within which seeking seeming safety smothers.
Too seldom do we praise the selfless brave.

Their diligence our paths with calmness pave,
what greater gifting by devoted others
who perils face both life and goods to save.

Our common days are filled with what we crave,
the wanting needless when we see another's.
Too seldom do we praise the selfless brave.

Our special days are marked by what they gave,
those daughters, sons, those siblings, fathers, mothers
who perils face both life and goods to save.

To those who strive that freedom's banners wave,
our thanks for daily life that safety covers.
Too seldom do we praise the selfless brave,
who perils face both life and goods to save.

- Robert Stone, 8 July 2012
(July 8 is the anniversary of the death of Charles (Sparky) Sparks, who passed away Friday morning, July 8, 2011, at 4amCT, in Louisville, KY.)


2019-07-07 11:31:09 | Comments | Printable version

Buford R. (Smitty) Smith, 94, Adair Co., KY (1924-2019)

Buford R. "Smitty" Smith, formerly of Columbia and Burkesville, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Greenwood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Bowling Green at the age of 94.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Todd Love officiating. Burial will follow the service in Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Wednesday.


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2019-07-07 11:22:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jim Beam spill leads to fish kill in Kentucky River

By John Mura/Robin Hartman

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky River is increasingly showing the effects of the alcohol that spilled into Glenns Creek as a result of the July 2 fire at the Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Woodford County.

Teams from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and representatives from Beam Suntory, along with three teams from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources have been on the river this week, sampling water oxygen levels and documenting the number of fish killed. In addition to the assessment teams, there are teams on the river conducting active aeration to mitigate some of the effects to the aquatic life.


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2019-07-07 11:18:33 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Thanks to CM readers for bug ID

Tamara L. Andrew writes:
I just want to thank everyone for the ID on this odd insect! I didn't know how to Google it as I didn't think typing in "odd bug" would help much...lol. Thanks so much! --Tamara
Comments re photo 84334 Insect ID needed


2019-07-07 10:55:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Noblemen to sing at Hogards Chapel Methodist 14 July 2019

By Wayne Baxter

The Noblemen, a well known gospel quartet an this area, will sing at Hogards Chapel Methodist Church on Sunday evening, July 14, 2019 at 5pmCT/6pmET.

The church is located at 678 Black Gnat Road in downtown Black Gnat, KY near the Green County-Taylor County Line.

There is no charge and everyone is welcome.


2019-07-07 09:21:35 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Meth arrest on Greensburg Street

By Officer Adam Cravens
Columbia Police Department

On Friday, July 5, 2019, while on general patrol, officers came upon a male and female on Greensburg Street in the midst of a verbal altercation.

After stopping and speaking with both subjects it was found there was an active domestic violence order in place against the male subject. Upon search of the male there was a white crystal substance and paraphernalia located on his person.


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2019-07-07 08:35:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: More praise for the Farmers Market

Maury E Lewis writes:
I enjoyed shopping at the Farmers Market today. I bought corn that is so good, green beans (enough to put some in the freezer), Kohlrabi, and Donna gave me one large tomato that the slice was big enough to cover a slice of bread to make me my first tomato sandwich for the summer. Donna said it was Davids favorite tomato and I can see why, SOOOO GOOOOD. --Maury
Comments re photo 84333 Farmers Market this morning


2019-07-07 08:26:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 7 July 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 7, 2019:
Hearing funny noise,
one may unexpectedly
laugh rather than cry.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 7 July 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2854


2019-07-07 07:36:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Jesse Murphy, 76, Casey County, KY (1943-2019)

Jesse Murphy, age 76, of Liberty, KY passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held 1pmCT/2pmET Monday July 8, 2019 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Monty Lynn officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-9pmET Sunday July 7th, 2019 and after 8amET Monday.


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2019-07-07 01:55:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fireworks, thunder and things that go bump in the night

By Linda Waggener

Fireworks boomed, thunder rumbled, and something crashed on the back porch.

It was past bedtime when I heard a thud and then a crash on the back porch.

Fireworks had been booming all around town for two days and thunder rumbled from passing storms, yet this sound was different and worrisome. I tried to assume it was just animals searching for food but it kept happening every few minutes.

Using the "hue" gift from my friend Connie, I turned on the back porch light from my cell phone and thought, "Ha, that will surprise and stop the noise maker."

It did not.


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2019-07-07 01:10:23 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 7
Happy Anniversary, Clinton "Tom" and Tonya Bunch (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jason and Jennifer Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe and Stephanie Watson (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kevin and Heather Spoon (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robby and Julie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ron and Laura Hansen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Morrison (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenton Harvey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris D. Coomer (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David D. Upchurch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Avery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Campbell (July 7, 1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katrina Kerr (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leighton Brockman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Levi Anthony Burton (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsay Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Conover & grandson Jaxson Conover (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shay Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristen Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Edward Christie, 76, Taylor County, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Edward Leroy Munday, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Lynn Moore, Taylor Co., KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene Goodin, 78, Finley, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Wooldridge, Russell County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Banks, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Rector, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Tabor, Fairplay, Adair Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keturah Kearney, Casey Co., KY (1985-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avis Foley, Russell Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeraldene (Deanie) Tucker , 71, Adair Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Mae Gossage, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Richard, Adair County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Alexander, Casey Co. KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Jane Wooldridge, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sophia E Loy Wheelock (1934-2914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Enola Grant, Adair County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kearney R. (K.R.) Adams, Jr., Mt. Vernon, KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert H. (Bob) Romine, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Odell Brim, Taylor Co. KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Gene Roy Liberty, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Wethington McCubbin, Taylor Co., KY, Adair Co. native (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Lendell Shirley, 69, Metcalfe County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Ricky) Robison, 61, Taylor County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles A. Walters, 76, Russell Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Barbara Chapman Mills, Taylor County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Sherman Bowles, Summer Shade, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jennifer Christine (Chris) Roy, 45, Russell Co, KY (1972-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Mae Branham Baker, 72, Cumberland County, KY native (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Mae Branham Baker, 72, Barren County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Rector Dicken (July 7,1928 - January 1, 2010) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 7, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTSouthern Heirs at New Heart Baptist Church in Somerset, KY | (ID:58210, Comment)
10:30amCTBlakey Quartet singing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church | (ID:58236, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Thelma Johnson, 77, Cumberland County, KY (1041-2019) | (ID:58238, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Shirley Frances Sallee, 75, Greensburg, KY (1943-2019) | (ID:58253, Comment)
1:30pmCTCU presents: The Secret Garden | (ID:58176, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Columbia Christian Church | (ID:58127, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Bloomington Chapel Church | (ID:58243, Comment)
6:30pmCTSouthern Heirs at Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church | (ID:58211, Comment)

 

























 
 
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