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Virginia Elizabeth Sparks Bowles, Glasgow, KY (d. July 29, 2014)

She was had retired after a career as a highly respected public servant, having held the offices of Metcalfe County Treasurer, Deputy Circuit Court Clerk and Deputy County Court Clerk. She worked for the county, and held positions in state and federal government agencies. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Inez Boston Sparks and the widow of Dalton Bowles. She leaves two direct living descendants. She was a member of Glasgow Bible Church.
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Virginia Elizabeth Sparks Bowles, age 93 of Glasgow died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT, Friday, August 1, 2014, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4pm-8pmCT, Thursday, July 31, 2014, and after 9amCT, Friday at the funeral home.


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2014-07-29 19:41:07 | Comments | See topic Obituaries


Lake Area Foundation presents papers to Commissioner Wilder


2014-07-29 - Frankfort, KY. - Photo by Judy Hachey, LAF.
(July 28, 2014) Yevette Haskins, center Lake Area Foundation Chair, and Donna Diaz, Executive Director, right presented a copy of the community foundation's Council on Foundations National Standards documentation submittal to Commissioner Tony Wilder, Department for Local Government, for consideration by the Endow Kentucky Commission. - Judy Hachey


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CAUD Boil Water Advisory: Sparksville/Chance/Fairplay areas

ADVISORY Issued: 7/29/14 Time Issued: 7pmCT - Received 7:20pmCT - Posted 7:42pmCT

A boil water advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District
from 2290 Sparksville Rd. to 1796 Hwy 1952, 2433 Glensfork Rd. to 2432 Fairplay Rd.
The advisory has been issued due to main line break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181. - ASHLEY BENNETT


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  Current Temperatures
Adair: 55 F
Casey: 54 · Cumberland: 55 · Green: 58
Metcalfe: 60 · Russell: 55 · Taylor: 58
Updated at 1:30am Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kentucky Mesonet Links:
Adair County - Casey County - Cumberland County - Metcalfe County - Taylor County

National Weather Service Links:
Burkesville. Campbellsville. Columbia. Edmonton. Greensburg. Jamestown. Liberty. Russell Springs

Celia Downey: Owls elude, adding their mystery

Celia Downey writes:
Hi Ed, I hear the "hoot owls" frequently, usually in the early morning or in the early evening, but cannot spot them. Always I wish to glimpse the owl(s) just once, to snap their picture; however, the owls always elude me, adding their mystery. So great job on this shot. --Celia Downey
Comments re photo 56067 Birds of KY Trails You're never alone in the woods photo by Tommy Bailey.


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James Horace (Jim) Hogan, Taylor County, KY (1949-2014)

He was the son of the late Joe Coakley Hogan and Mozelle McDonald Hogan. He was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He leaves six direct living descendants. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Mannsville United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Campbellsville University and a retired truck driver.
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James Horace "Jim" Hogan, 65, died at 12:57pmET, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Campbellsville.BR>
A memorial services will be held 10amCT/11amET, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Mannsville United Methodist Church, 179 Bradfordsville Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718. by Rev. John Hall. Visitation will be after 9amCT/11amET, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Mannsville United Methodist Church in Mannsville, KY.


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Events scheduled for today, July 30, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. (ID:29046 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
8:00amCTAC School Board of Education special called meeting (AGENDA)
Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, (ID:29418 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY (ID:29158 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
NoonCTVacation Bible School tonight & every Wednesday in July, 2014
Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY (ID:29009 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:29081 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for John E. Ashbrook, Russell Co., Adair native KY (1943-2014) (ID:29412 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
2:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Bobby Keith Branstetter, 83, Edmonton, KY (d. July 27, 2014) (ID:29415 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. (ID:29163 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:00pmCTC/AC Human Rights Commission committee meets
at Adair Annex, 424 Public SQ, Columbia, KY (ID:29413 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School 6:30pm-8:30pmCT, July 28-Aug. 1, 2014
Southside Church of Christ, 24 Burnett Road, Columbia, KY (ID:29428 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above, a printable version of today's events, and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Submission Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Tommy Daffron, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2014)

He was a native of Wayne County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Claude P. Daffron and Lucy Pauline Crouch Daffron. His wife, Lois Daffron, survives. He leaves 12 direct living descendants. He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired truck driver.
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Tommy Daffron, 77, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 1:35pmET, Monday, July 28, 2014 in Campbellsville.

Funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Billy Adams and Bro. Haywood Riner. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET,Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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Enjoying traditional VBS songs at Southside Church of Christ


2014-07-29 - 24 Burnett Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mike Ratliff.
Charlie Gibson, left a member of the congregation at Southside Church of Christ and LWC student, and Ron Reeves, the new minister at Southside Church of Christ leading traditional Vacation Bible School Songs songs at the opening night of Vacation Bible School. I hope everyone enjoys this good news in our wonderful county. - MIKE RATLIFF


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AG Jack Conway announces indictment of KY Rep. Ben Waide

By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director
News from Attorney General Jack Conway's office

Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of Kentucky State Representative Forrest "Ben" Waide, 51, of Madisonville, KY, for alleged violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws.


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2014-07-29 14:46:10 | Comments

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Birds of KY/Trails: You're never alone in the woods


2014-07-29 - Green River Lake State Park - Photo by Richard Ollestad. I think this guy spotted me long before I saw him. There never seems be a shortage of critters watching over me while hiking.This picture was taken on a trail at Green River Lake State Park, a great local place to walk/hike. - RICH OLLESTAD

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ACMS site council will discuss hiring for teaching vacancies

The Adair County Middle School SBDM council will meet in special session at the school located at 322 General John Adair Drive on Thursday, July 31, at 9amCT. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss hiring decisions for teaching vacancies. Alma Rich, Principal

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2014-07-29 14:08:55 | Comments

Lake Area Foundation submits National Standards Documentation

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By Judy Hachey

Yevette Haskins, Lake Area Foundation Chair, and Donna Diaz, Executive Director, presented a copy of the community foundation's Council on Foundations National Standards documentation submittal to Commissioner Tony Wilder, Department for Local Government, for consideration by the Endow Kentucky Commission.


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Adair Farmers Market, Tues, 2pm-6pmCT, July 29, 2014


The Adair County Farmers Market, Parking Lot, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY Fresh produce grown EXCLUSIVELY in Adair County. Tuesday mornings: 6am-10amCT; Tuesday afternoons - 2pm-6pmCT, Friday mornings - 6am-10amCT

By Debbie Burris, Barbara Armitage, Caitlin Helm, Darrell Bunnell, & Jeff Scott
As told to ColumbiaMagazine.com(R)

Here's who's here with what:
  • Debbie & Danny Burris, D & D Longview Angus Farm, Gradyville, KY. 270-250-3701 - Red Tomatoes, Pink Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, Mini Tomatoes, New Potatoes, Peppers( Green, Banana, and Chilli), Yellow Squash, Zuchinni, Okra, Egg Plant, And Cucumbers. Have a great day! - Debbie and Danny
  • Barbara Armitage of Tucker's Station Farms 270-250-2979 - Blackberries, German Johnson Pink Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Yellow Onions, Burpless (English Cucumbers), Slicing Cucumbers, Sweet Banana Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Fresh Garlic. Homemade Blackberry Jams and Salsa's.
  • Darrell Bunnell, Coview Farms, Coburg, KY, 270-384-5412:Charleston Gray Watermelons. Crimson Sweet Watermelons. Green Bell Peppers. Slicing Cucumbers. Yellow Squash. Red Potatoes. Red Tomatoes. Mr. Stripey Tomatoes. Yellow Tomatoes. Blue Lake Green Beans. Peaches & Cream Corn. -Darrell Bunnell
  • Caitlin Helm, Lonely Acre Farm, 270-378-0576:Zucchini Bread. Crqanberry Carrot Cake. White Bread. - Caitlin
  • Mr. Jeff Scott, Scott's Highland Orchards, Antioch, Sparksville, KY. GINGER GOLD APPLES, all around good eating and cooking apples. Sweet, Crispy, Pretty Gold with Red Freckles. RED FREE APPLES. A great apple. Great cooking apple. Standout for Apple Butter. Some really like them for eating apples; little soft, not crispy. In any case, I sell by the bushel and have time to talk and philosophize and opine. Here's a pearl, even if you've heard it before: The weather is so fine it'll make a a fat boy grin from ear to ear.


Many vendors at Adair County Farmer's Market accept WIC and Seniors vouchers and credit and debit cards. Vendors have been certified in Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), and a certified management practice to aid in ensuring safe and wholesome foods. For more information Adair County Farmers Market, contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317. Nick Roy


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2014-07-29 12:59:50 | Comments

KCEWS study - No College = Low Wages

Limited employment opportunities, low wages await high school graduates who do not attend college, according to new Kentucky study by Charles McGrew, PhD, Director of Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics

KY Center for Education and Workforce Statistics

FRANKFORT, KY (July 25, 2014) - A new study of recent Kentucky high school graduates shows that approximately 60 percent of those who did not attend postsecondary education entered Kentucky's workforce and earned less than $8,000 in the year following graduation.

The "No College = Low Wages" report by Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) shows that even three years after graduation, of the students who entered the state's workforce who did not attend college, only one in three were working full time.


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Sue Buley named KECSAC School Administrator of the Year


2014-07-29 - Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY - Photo submitted by John Shelley III. Adair County's Sue Buley, School Administrator at the Adair Youth Development Center, was named KECSAC (Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children) School Administrator of the Year at the At-Risk Conference last week. Education Commissioner Terry Holiday, right, made the presentation. The AYDC School is part of the Adair County School system. School Superintendent Alan Reed said it came as no surprise that Buley was so recognized. "We're proud of the work she does at the center. It's so evident that she cares. I think it was highly appropriate that she received the recognition and I appreciate the honor she brings to our district."

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August 3-9, 2014 is National Farmers Market Week

By Ted Sloan

News from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky consumers can buy nutritious local foods and honor the people who produced them at the same time by visiting a farmers' market during National Farmers' Market Week Sunday-Saturday, August 3-9, 2014.

"At a Kentucky farmers' market, you can buy the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as meats and other foods you can serve to your family with confidence," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.


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Sean Patrick O'Bannon, Louisville, KY (1966-2014)

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Sean Patrick O'Bannon of Louisville, KY, died at 6:07amET, Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Louisville, KY.

Private services will be held in Louisville, KY, at a later date. The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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3 LWC Blue Raiders on 2014 All-Commonwealth Football Team

Branden Cresap, Chaz Barnes and Jerry Long II earned the distinction

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wlson College

COLUMBIA, Ky. Three members of the Lindsey Wilson football team were named to the 2014 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team recently at the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Louisville, KY.

Seniors Branden Cresap and Chaz Barnes and junior Jerry Long II earned the preseason distinction.


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20 Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 30
Happy Anniversary, Jason & Emily Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Walter and Katherine Smith Bennett (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angel Kinnett Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barry Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davis Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Lynn Halcomb | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edwin Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Finn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Nicole Usrey (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Walker (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Talisha England (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William R. (Billy) Denton, Adair Co., KY (1946-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Shepherd, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen Alan Gupton, Green Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Patton, Adair Co., KY native (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby D. Jessie, Adair Co., KY (1943 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall McQueary, Adair Co., KY (1967-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
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