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Charlie Kenneth Smith, 78, Metcalfe County, KY

Charlie Kenneth Smith age 78 of Edmonton passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT Monday limited to immediate family only at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Joe Field Cemetery. Due to current Covid-19 Crisis the funeral will be limited and a walk through visitation from 4-8pmCT Saturday, after 9am Sunday and Monday.


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For Father's Day, I want to hear Dad tell that story

By Tom Waggener

Someone posted a question on Facebook yesterday prompting father's favorite quotes. I immediately thought, "...practically no one were driving the car..."

Obviously this will sound random for people who didn't know Ed Waggener nor the defendants. The quote was the last line, or rather the punchline, of one of Dad's favorite stories about a group of intoxicated locals who wound up in court for bad behavior in a moving vehicle while under the influence.

As the story went, at the trial, the gentleman on the witness stand was asked who was driving the car at the scene of the crime. The man being questioned responded, "practically no one were driving the car, your honor, but Buckham Frankum were feeding the gas."


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Letter: Fathers Day letter was very touching

SA Crawhorn writes:

I thought Lilly's letter about her grandfather was very touching. Very nice commentary about her Grandfather -- who is he?

Lilly's winning essay was announced in May after this year's Adair County AARP Grandparent essay contest, held by the Retired Teacher's Association. She is the daughter of Chad and Jenny Myers. Her winning entry was about her maternal grandfather, John Ballou.

Comments re: Grandpa - My Hero! A Father's Day gift


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Governor's Sunday Update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth's ongoing efforts to defeat the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"Team Kentucky, we can do this," the Governor said. "Keep getting tested, keep wearing masks, keep answering the call if our contact tracers reach out to you. We have the tools we need to slow the spread of COVID-19 significantly until we get a vaccine."

The Governor also wished all Kentucky dads a happy Father's Day.

"My dad worked tirelessly to show up for my brother and me, no matter what challenges he was facing," said Gov. Beshear. "I always want to do the same for Will and Lila. They are my greatest joy. Happy Father's Day to all the dads and father figures out there who are giving their kids their very best even during such a difficult year."

Case information
As of 4 p.m. June 21, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 13,750 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 117 of which were newly reported Sunday.


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April 13, 1978 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in the April 13, 1978 edition of the Daily Statesman. Topics included continued appreciation of the Miss Lake Cumberland Beauty Pageant, a spontaneous bluegrass concert by Oswald Stotts and Bill Spears outside the Alpine in Burkesville, and an update on Mayor Squaredeal Downey's Dogwood Project. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

Lake Cumberland keeps winning friends
Sue Stivers, Director of the Miss Lake Cumberland Beauty agent, shared a note she received from Edward A. Schellhous, Associate Director of Admissions, the University Cincinnati, in which he said, "If I had the authority and-or power, I would certainly nominate Columbia, Ky, as America's most hospitable and friendly city." Mr. Schellhous was a judge in the contest. That's pretty strong language, but I know the people of Columbia will be highly appreciative of the note.

It seems that Mrs. Stivers and the Pageant just keep winning friends for Columbia.

And now, what next?
The June Dairy Day is the next major event in Columbia, with the Adair County Fair following shortly after.

Nobody has asked for my opinion, but I'm hoping that mother mini-super event might be squeezed in in May.

One thing that is being thought about is to get a Bluegrass band in here one Friday night, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon.

Bluegrass bands aren't too plentiful in Adair County, though the makings of some good ones are here. Steve Doss and Ben Gordon Berley had an excellent one, Wolf Creek, in Columbia for the Mark Twain Festival one year.

But it has since disbanded.

Then there's Oswald Stotts, the Bill Monroe of Independent Ridge.


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Haiku by Robert Stone for June 21, 2020

Casual poet
says if you find enough rhymes,
poems are easy.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 21 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3204


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 21
Happy Anniversary, Dennis & Debbie Selby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jerry and Denise Adamson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Ann Price | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobbie Jo Russell (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Callie Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Jo Baker-King (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey Dale Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lane Burkhardt (June 21, 2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Malakai Horton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Rickard (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roger McCarol (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen L. Bishop (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timothy Griffen Hardwick (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Tojo Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Bennett, Adair Co., KY native (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernestine Kemp Lloyd, Adair County, KY (1943-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harvey Miracle Bartle Liberty, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Scott Carter, Celina, TN, formerly of Cumberland Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Jean Cox, Campbellsville, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Zelma Davis Gardner, Green Co., KY (1923-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rebecca Jo (Becky) Ponder, Greensburg, KY, (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Raymond (Greasy) Simpson, Green Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Harvey, 69, Cumberland Co. native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty (Boo) Overstreet, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Payne Munson, Casey County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Wayne Burton, 41, Indianapolis, IN, (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny C. Allen, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny W. Clark, 55, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Lawrence Thomas, Russell County, KY(1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Philip L. Snow, Russell Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Green, Bradfordsville, KY (1970-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bruce Roy Powell, Russell County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (J.D.) Thompson. Taylor County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Harden Bryant, Taylor Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Priscilla Marie Wheeler Appleby, 40 Burkesville, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnold Ray Meeks, Casey Co., KY (1963-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Ann Williams, Breeding, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Hatter Duggins, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leisha Lynn Davis, 54, Taylor Co., KY, Green Co., KY native (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilba (Angie) Rafferty Davis, Louisville, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Withers Roy, 95, Russell Co, KY (1921-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Patricia (Pat) Sullivan, Taylor Co./Adair Co. KY native (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John David McKinley, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Lou Wilkinson Haggard, Casey County, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe McClister (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Esther Mae Goodin Watson, Columbia, KY (1930-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Neagle Janes (1950-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

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