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Adair Co. Middle School SBDM Council to meet Thursday

From Keri Willis, Principal
Adair County Middle School

The Adair County Middle School SBDM Council will hold a special called meeting at 12:45pmCT on Thursday, June 6, 2024. The meeting will be held in Room 112 of ACMS, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct interviews and discuss vacancies.

2024-06-05 14:51:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Epicurean Kentuckian: Smoked Lamb Pita

2024-06-05 - Covington, KY - Photo by Pen.
The Smoked Lamb Pita from The Standard in Covington features smoked lamb shoulder, labne sumac onion, fries, cucumber, tomato, house hot sauce, fresh dill, and mint.

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Homecoming at Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church

From Dylan Gentry

Join us this Sunday, June 9, 2024, for a special Homecoming Service! All 4 Him will be singing at 10amCT, followed by preaching at 11amCT. A dinner will follow the service.

Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church is located at 3722 Ky-80 Russell Springs, KY, near the Adair-Russell County line.

2024-06-05 14:49:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Comment: The car may be in Burkesville

Anna Burton Murray called to say, "I think I've seen that car - the one pictured up on the sign post - in Burkesville, on the road out of town going toward Monticello, the road where you pass Don Franklin Auto in Cumberland County."

(Anna's Great Uncle Ed would have already been in the car to go and see it for himself if he were alive. - LW)

Response to: Mystery photo - location in question

2024-06-05 10:02:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Barbara Alice Burton Pyles-Fuhr, Adair County, KY native

Barbara Alice Burton Pyles-Fuhr, age 87, of Katy, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024, surrounded by her family. Her daughter Ginger sends her obituary and writes, "My mother, Barbara Burton Pyles-Fuhr was a longtime resident of Columbia, Kentucky. She was also known as 'Little Barbara' in the singing group, 'The Adair County Trio,' back in the 1940s growing up on Burton Ridge."

Barbara was born on August 6, 1936, to the late James Leonard Burton and the late Virginia Sinclair Burton in Christine, Kentucky (Adair County). By the age of 2, she learned to sing, could yodel at age 3 and at age 7 began singing tenor with her parents in the Bluegrass Gospel group, The Adair County Trio. "Little Barbara" stood on a stool to the reach the microphone as they sang live on the radio, at county fairs, and churches across Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio.

Barbara performed with legends such as Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Bill Carlisle, Chet Atkins, Casey Jones, and Martha Carson. She also performed with June Carter and the Carter Family in 1947 at a show in Knoxville, TN and performed once on the daily show, Mid-Day Merry Go Round, on WNOX in Knoxville, TN.

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2024-06-05 09:29:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Equine Obstacle Course on Saturday

From Terry Matejowec

The Back Country Horsemen of KY is hosting an Obstacle Course Challenge on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Green River State Park across the street from the Quiet Woods Green River Stables, 592 Robin Rd., Campbellsville, KY. Sign up and practice is from 10amET until NoonET on Satuday, and the competition will begin at 1pmET. Admission is $10, and will cover practice time and one entry.

This will be a judged event with a very simply point value applied. A time limit of 10 minutes per ride will be followed. There will be payouts for the top riders but the main focus is to have fun and challenge yourself.

After the competition, you can ride the beautiful trails in our very own Green River State Park. We hope to see you there.

The Back Country Horsemen of KY are also having their Annual Meeting with a pot luck dinner on Saturday night, with Riding at Green River State Park all weekend. The weather looks like it's going to be perfect on Saturday. Bring the kids and their ponies, horses or mules. You can saddle up at the trail head and ride down.

2024-06-05 07:59:01 | Comments | Printable version

The Adair Train Robbery of 1892


This startling bit of news appeared in the July 19, 1892 edition of The Maitland Mercury (New South Wales, Australia):
A party of robbers stopped a train in Adair county, Kentucky, U.S.A., shooting the police guards. They then forced open the train safe, by means of dynamite, and removed from it 8000 pounds.

The Carrington Gold-mining Company, Charters Towers, Queensland has been registered, with a capital of 75,000 pounds.
The incident, perpetrated by the infamous Dooley-Dalton gang, aka The Wild Bunch, occurred on July 15th in Adair -- Adair, Oklahoma Territory, that is. They shot two guards and two civilians in the robbery; one of the civilians died the following day.

2024-06-05 07:48:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 5
Happy Anniversary, Anna D. and Donald R. Burton (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Darlene and Ralph Foster (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jamie and John Shelley, (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Lloyd Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bob Barnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Anna Yarberry (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Brown (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Steven Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Tucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Ford (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Joe Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Moss (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Miriam Vanarsdale Gibson (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sondra Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Morrison Arms, Cumberland Co, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles McKinley Streeval, 75, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Harden Taylor County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene (Shorty) LaFavers, Russell Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnie Parson, Adair County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin Rhodes, Taylor Co., KY (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lile Mitchell Smith, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin R. (Chick) Antle, Jamestown, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Evelyn (Keith) Coleman Tucson, AZ (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Keltner, 54, Adair Co., KY (d. April 3, 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacob Cappel, 22, Dunnville, KY (1992-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Sublett, Taylor County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertrude Browning, Adair County, KY (d. 17 Apr 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Wayne Merritt, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Frank H. Alexander, Knifley, Adair Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Bernard, 83, Dunnville, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alex F. Young, Taylor County, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Phelps, 49, Casey County, KY (1967-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Ann Smith, 57, Adair Co., KY/Barren native (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Edna Hadley, 90, Adair County, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Allan Hawkins, Adair County, KY (1983-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Lou Lowe Curry, 68, Green County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Duel (Dee Dee) Wilson, 87, Russell County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Marie Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1921-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andy Withers, 60, Adair County, KY (1959-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anita Denson Keltner, 94, Columbia, KY (1928-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl (Possum) Harris, 45, Campbellsville, KY (1976-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Euen C. Pike, 83, Columbia, KY (1940-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Clayton Vance, 62, Taylor County, KY (1956-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Malinda Burden Tucker (1863-1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Pike, 59, Campbellsville, KY (1962-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Marlow Campbell (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee "Mollie" Reeder Watson (1886) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Burns, 78, Burkesville, KY (1942-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Peter (Mike) Irby, 79, Burkesville, KY (1937-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon A. Tucker, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1957-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Lee Salyers Williams, 92, Casey County, KY (1927-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Birthdayl, Ruby Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoy Birthday, Martha Chapman Kinnett (1906-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTKids invited to adopt a penguin reading buddy at Adair County Public Library | (ID:67077, Comment)
10:30amCTRibbon Cutting for Country Mom Sweets and Treats Bakery
113 East Stockton St., Edmonton, KY | (ID:67003, Comment)
NoonCTCommunity Blood Drive at Chamber of Commerce | (ID:67048, Comment)
2:00pmCTACPL: Little Sprouts and Little Learners
Summer reading for Birth-4 years old | (ID:66916, Comment)
5:45pmCT Vacation Bible School at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:66954, Comment)
6:00pmCTBible School at Freedom Separate Baptist Church | (ID:67024, Comment)
Bible School at Bethany Baptist Church | (ID:67039, Comment)


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