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Letter: Sam Coffey Hole clean up

Miss Donna Rieder writes:
A group was started a few months ago called Concerned Community. It's on Facebook. Our [neighborhood] goal is to allow people who want to enjoy and respect the beauty of the Sam Coffey Hole.
Comments re: Trash and vandalism at Sam Coffey Hole


2020-06-28 18:43:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Kentucky Color: Sands of The Sahara



2020-06-28 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe writes, "Really amazing to see sand from North Africa nearly obscuring the view of hills only a couple miles north of Columbia on Saturday."

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Raymond Lee Poff, 66, Casey County, KY (1954-2020)

Raymond Lee Poff, of Middleburg, Kentucky, passed from this life on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 66 years of age.

Born on March 15, 1954, on Calhoun Creek, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Elza "Andy" and Mildred Mae Clements Poff. Raymond was an avid welder and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed square dancing, wrestling and western movies. Whether it was fishing, rabbit hunting, mowing his yard, or watching hummingbirds, Raymond loved being outdoors.


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2020-06-28 18:03:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor's Sunday Update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

As of 4 p.m. June 28, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 15,232 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 67 of which were newly reported Sunday.

"We see states in the South like Florida and Texas with rising cases and know it could happen here in Kentucky," the Governor said. "It wasn't anything magic that lead us to our early success. It was us truly coming together as a people and showing that the lives of other Kentuckians is more important to us than anything."


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2020-06-28 16:49:15 | Comments | Printable version

2020 Harvey-Loy Reunion canceled

By Diane Harvey Burris

The Harvey-Loy Reunion that was scheduled for July 4, 2020, has been canceled. The reunion will resume on the first Saturday in July, 2021.


2020-06-28 10:48:17 | Comments | Printable version

September 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The column below *probably* first appeared in one of the September, 1977 issues of the Daily Statesman. Topics included the tiny community of Keltner, KY, a visit from a genealogist, the law career of Cousin Billy Willis, and one-year anniversaries for Convenient Food Mart and Burger Queen. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

There is nary a Keltner in Keltner anymore, although some quite famous ones, including former Columbia Mayor John Hollis Keltner, are from there.

Keltner is the main metropolis along Highway 768, after Milltown, so far on the edge of Adair County that it is almost in Metcalfe--or Green.

According to the sign by Elroy Coffey's house on the eastern approach of Keltner, the population is nine.

"But that isn't so," Clarice Coffey, who runs the Kellner general store, Ural Coffey General Merchandise, with her husband, says.

"There's Elroy (Coffey) and his wife Vinnle, and their son Phillip, that's three," she says. "Then there is Ural and me. That's five. And Amos Willis and his wife Tina. That's seven. And then there's the Bennetts-Bobby and Geraldine, and their children, Mike and Gail. That's 11," Mrs. Coffey calculates.

There is just the one store in Keltner. Coffey's serves the western tip of Adair County, from over around Morris Chapel, the Metcalfe County area around Bridgeport, and a little of Green County up around Mell.

The store carries everything, from food and drinks to clothes, shoes, and hardware. It's a good thing, too, because it is 16 miles into Columbia, and that 16 miles is among the crookedest road in Adair County, whether one travels along Weed Ridge or comes down through Milltown.


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2020-06-28 10:05:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Terry George, 72, Russell Springs, KY (1947-2020)

Terry George of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was 72 years old.

The funeral service for Terry George will be held at 2pmCT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Liberty Baptist Church, 215 Wilson St, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Greg Estes, Bro. Roger Garner, and Bro. Brian Rafferty officiating, and special music by Billy Flatt, Greg Estes. Interment will follow in the Bernard Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT to 8pmCT on Monday at the church, and after NoonCT on Tuesday at the church, until funeral time at at 2pmCT.


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2020-06-28 08:02:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kay Burton Thomas, 74, Columbia, KY (1945-2020)

Kay Burton Thomas of Columbia passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Summit Manor Nursing & Rehab in Columbia. She was 74 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9amCT until time for the service. For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.


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2020-06-28 07:49:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Run-aways and Elopists

Formal marriages are the standard, I suppose, but "running off" makes for a better story in the coming years. Here are a few "Elopements and Other News of Marriage, and one Near Miss..." from the history of local folk.

By Mike Watson

Mr. Tyler J. Chandler, of Springfield, Ky, and Miss Nettie Winfrey, of Columbia, Ky., accompanied by Judge T. Scott and Mr. Lee McElroy, of Springfield, arrived here this forenoon and were married by Justice Keigwin.--Jeffersonville Daily Evening News, Jeffersonville, IN, 5 January 1885

Louisville, Ky., Dec. 29--Sidney Barber and Miss Kate Woolford, daughter of Congressman Frank Woolford, were married at Jeffersonville, Ind., tonight. The young couple ran away from their home at Columbia, Ky., and rode forty miles in a buggy.--By Associated Press Dispatch.-- El Paso Daily Times, El Paso, TX, 30 December 1885

Georg[e] Shuffit and Miss Silvy Myers, of Oceola, Green County, Ky., eloped to this city yesterday afternoon and were married at the Morgan house by Justice Keigwin.--Jeffersonville Daily Evening News, Jeffersonville, IN, 14 August 1888

Eugene Montgomery and Miss Nora Dehoney, Adair County, Ky., were married by Justice Keiwgin (sic) last evening.--Jeffersonville Daily Evening News, Jeffersonville, IN, 9 May 1890


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2020-06-28 07:43:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 6/27/2020

By Amy Tomlinson

Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Despite your local health departments' faithful fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 via Case Investigation and Contract Tracing, and the issuing of isolation and quarantine orders, mother nature is winning the battle. Except for the week when we had the outbreak in the Nursing Home, in terms of new cases and active cases, last week was our worst week since the outbreak began.

Also, in terms of new cases, this was our state's worst week since the outbreak began. If the new cases rate continues to grow as it has over the last two weeks, we are not far from our capacity being overwhelmed - meaning, we will not have enough staff available to investigate every close contact. Additionally, we are already starting to see hospital bed capacity become a concern at some locations around our nation. It is foolhardy to think that cannot happen in Kentucky.

If this were to happen - once the hospital capacity is overwhelmed or once too many medical staff are off sick with the disease - it will not matter what your health care need is, the hospital will be overwhelmed.

Now is our window of opportunity to prevent this eventuality. Now. Not a month from now, not a week from now. Now. If the public waits too long to shake off its complacency with the public health guidance, the disease will be so embedded within our communities it will be nearly impossible to slow its further spread. Our best chance for slowing the spread is for everyone to wear a mask when out in public, to avoid crowds, to social distance (stay 6-feet from others), to wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, to stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, to increase sanitation, and to avoid touching their faces.


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2020-06-28 07:41:57 | Comments | Printable version

Governor's Satuday Update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

He also reminded Kentuckians that on Friday, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack warned Kentuckians that air quality in the state may be poor this weekend and into next week. An enormous cloud of dry and dusty air that originated over the Sahara Desert will move across the southern United States over the next three to seven days.

"We absolutely need to be cautious this weekend and next week, monitor the air quality index in our area, and if needed, limit our time outside," said Gov. Beshear. "We've already shown that we can come together to fight a global pandemic for months, so I know we can take the steps needed to protect ourselves and our loved ones over one week."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. June 27, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 15,167 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 316 of which were newly reported Saturday.


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2020-06-28 07:38:07 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 28, 2020

Wanting to be clear,
when explanation ignored,
one is unhappy.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 28 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3211


2020-06-28 07:23:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 28
Happy Anniversary, Barry and Tanna Vance (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Danny and Connie Phelps (June 19, 1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Freeman and Joyce West (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Pat and Kenny Hopper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Paul and Kelly Holland (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randal and Jamie Murrell (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Rick and Sandy Wilson (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Steve and Barbara Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caroline Kay Gardner (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christgen Joseph "C.J." Rodgers (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grant Feese (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isaac Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kalli Jade Bailey. (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Edward Harrison Moss (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Burton (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paul Abell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Willis (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Gladys Cochran, Casey Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roca Rice, Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Guffey, Russell Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Wills, 73, Burkesville, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean L. Land, Casey County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Pendleton, Casey County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David L. Guffey, 68, Russell Springs, KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zackary Goodson Coleman, Metcalfe County, KY, (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janie Kaye Morgan, Green County, KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L V Janes, 90, Gradyville, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Austin Shirley, 84, Glasgow, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jim Symmes, Adair County, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester Glen Anderson, Casey Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Benton Sapp, 41 (1975-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David E. Tungate, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Addina Fudge Graves, 86, Taylor Co./Cumberland Co. KY native (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arneva Yates Hendrickson, 84, Indianapolis, IN/Adair Co. KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Hagy, 89, Casey Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sella (Bertie) Brown, Stanford, KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie Harold Cloyd, 73, Cumberland County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Cheatham, 97, native of Adair County, KY (1921-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Nathan Curry, Adair Co., KY native (1913-1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Woodrum, 67, Taylor County, KY (1952-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Earl LeRoy, Taylor County, KY (1957-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Corbin, 65, Breeding, Adair Co., KY, native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2020
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2:00pmCTService for Richard Lee Walker, 77, Adair County, KY | (ID:60732, Comment)

 



























 
 
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