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12th Annual C/AC of Commerce Community Golf Scramble

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THANKS to our sponsors of 12th Annual Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce Community Golf Scramble

By Brenda Mann

Despite a week delay and cool damp weather the 12th annual Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce held on Thu 16 Oct 2014, was a very enjoyable day for the participants and Chamber members who helped host the scramble.

Winners were:
First Place Overall $400 cash prize: Chaz Giles, Kerry Humphress, Brenna Humphress, Jadell Janes, Dr. Ronald "Butch" Rogers.
Second Place Overall $300 cash prize: Byron Hixson, Roger Meadows, Boomer Lewis, Jamie Yarberry, Josh Withers
Third Place Overall $200 cash prize: Steve Martin, Wes Bryant, Eric West, Larry Neat
Closest to Pin $50 cash prizes: Chaz Giles, Hole 15; Boomer Lewis Hole 8 and 11; Josh Withers, Hole 3

For some participants, it was a relaxing afternoon away from the normal work day routine, but for others it was a serious competition defining skill.

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2014-10-31 07:55:08 | Comments | See topic Sports

Where is this fabulous view in Adair County?

2014-10-31 - ??????, Adair County, KY - Photo (c)
Don't answer if you live or work on the road - But if you see the picture, love it, and would like to know where it is, send your guess. We've photographed it before. And we want to know the name of the road and the creek under the little bridge up ahead.

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4 days remain until the Tues., Nov. 4, General Election
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Comment on Columbia, KY's BIG Pencil

Charles Marshburn opines

Could this be a political statement by Ben Arnold stating, "Get the Lead Out!"? - CHARLES MARSHBURN

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2014-10-31 07:49:35 | Comments | See topic Commentary

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 45 F
Casey: 44 · Cumberland: · Green: 45
Metcalfe: 45 · Russell: 45 · Taylor: 45
Updated at 9:30am Friday, October 31, 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

The BIG pencil: What's the future for it unusual road art?

Next time Nora Ephron's Michael is re-written, maybe they will have the angel Michael visit the Big Pencil. in COLUMBIA, KY. Reckon?
About: The Giant Pencil - Maybe most unusual political ad in Kentucky

After the election, what will become of the giant 54' pencil Dr. Ben Arnold set up at the intersection of Burkesvillle Road and the Adair County Veterans Memorial Bypass?

It' already gotten a ton of positive media attention, and Larry Smith at WAVE 92.7 FM is wondering what will be done with it after the election is over. Comments are welcome here, but Larry Smith said he'd welcome calls today with suggestions to let Dr. Arnold know what the people think he should do with the unusual road art.

Of course your comments are welcome here - all on the record, for posting if we choose. And, of course, it's Dr. Arnold's decision on the future of Columbia, KY's giant pencil, but, since it was Larry's idea, we hope you give him a call at 270-384-7979 this morning. For CM - just let us know if you spot or hear a story on any other media outlet Columbia/Adair County.

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2014-10-31 06:33:58 | Comments


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We want your EVENTS: If your first submission isn't posted in 2 business hours, CALL 270-250-2730, (no additional emails, please). We'll help.

Want your event posted faster? It's easy. And we'll help on your first Events Post: Send your announcement complete in ONE email. If you've never posted, make ONE phone call to 270-250-2730. We'll take down the information in sequence, post, notify you, and you'll have a format to follow for your next post.

For those who post often: Send ONE email, to ONE addressee. (Give that courtesy to other media partners, too.). To expedite further, send "Special to"

If you event is not posted in 2 business hours (7am-4pmCT). Call 270-250-2730. Please do not send additional emails, they only complicate the process.

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Events scheduled for today, October 31, 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:30536 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Time to check CM YARD Sales for Today's List of Sales (ID:30668 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
8:00amCTAbsentee Voting Machine open Mon-Friday 8am-4:30pmCT
Adair County Clerk's Office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY (ID:30778 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Retired editor, KY Historical Society's 'Register', to receive award at Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), 100 W Broadway, Frankfort, KY (ID:31052 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance. Not Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties Once at Docket for all Kentucky Counties, Choose 1) Circuit or District, 2) County - from drop down list 3) Verify dates :
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: Four (4) Event(s) Circuit Court. Seven (7) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Event(s) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Three (3) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. (ID:31070 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
10:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Jannie Kay Luttrell, 50, Columbia, KY (1964-2014) (ID:31058 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, Ky, for Verlene Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) (ID:31046 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Verlene Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) (ID:31051 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:30599 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Holloway free admission 3-day weekend 31 Oct, 1-2 Nov 2014 Today 6pm-9pmCT at Lindsey Wilson College's Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY (ID:31002 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority special meeting (AGENDA) Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY (ID:31057 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTEarly Release Friday: All schools in the Adair County School District - Adair County Primary Center, Adair County Elementary School, Adair County Middle School, and Adair County High School, will release students at 1pmCT each Friday from September 5, 2014 through April 30, 2015. (ID:30658 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Services, Creston, KY, for Ruby Nadine Wethington, Adair native, Casey Co., KY (1938-2014) (ID:31059 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
4:00pmCTTreats on the Town 4pm-7pmCT
Historic Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY (ID:31035 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Edmonton Trick or Treat Around the Square for kids up to 12 years old. 4pm-6pmCT - Around the Square around the historic Metcalfe County Courthouse, 100 W Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY (ID:31036 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:30569 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
ADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) (ID:30663 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Trunk-or-Treat at Columbia Christian Church (ID:31056 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Egypt Christian Church Trunk of Treats (ID:31061 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTHouse of Death, Then Life, walk through drama at Free Union SBC (ID:30886 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
7:00pmCTProof by David Auburn by LWC Theatre Program
Tickets required: 270-590-4803 or
at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY (ID:30441 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
8:00pmCTCAUD hydrants will be flushing waterlines on KY 768 from Glens Fork to Highway 1952 and KY 704 from the beginning to 9095 Fairplay Road 8pm-4pmCT. If you notice someone during these hours where we have flush valves know they are only flushing lines and should be in a company marked truck. - Jennifer Carter (ID:31024 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

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A visit to and a view from: Bowling Park, Edmonton, KY:

2014-10-31 - Bowling Park, 1608 W Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY - Metcalfe County - Photo by Diane Wallace.
Driving through Edmonton yesterday (Thu 30 Oct 2014) with my mother, we stopped at Bowling Park in Edmonton, a place we had never been. This is one of the views from the parking lot where we watched the geese. - Diane Wallace

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Today, FRIDAY with CM, 31 Oct 2014
For Day 304 of 2014. There are 61 days remaining in 2014.

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 31, 2014:
You might just as well
go and pick out your coffin
when your soul is old.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 31 October 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1144


CM's Meet the Candidates, Nov. 4, 2014 General Election
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For Adair County Judge Executive: Ann MELTON
For Adair County Sheriff: Harrison MOSS. Joshua BROCKMAN
For Adair County Jailer: Joey WHITE. Darrel BAKER
For Adair County Clerk: Lisa GREER (R)
For Adair County Property Valuation Administrator: Jeffrey L. FEESE
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For Columbia City Council: Linda WAGGENER. Dr. Ronald P. ROGERS.
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Bowling Green, KY, man convicted in investment scheme

Fraudulent investment advisor sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay victims $886,925.62 in restitution

U.S. District Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY (28 Oct 2014) - A Bowling Green, Kentucky, resident who fraudulently promoted himself as an investment advisor was sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay victims $886,925.62 in restitution on October 23, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

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2014-10-31 03:40:49 | Comments

LWC Volleyball 3. Campbellsville 1 - Thu 30 Oct 2014

Blue Raiders clinch share of Mid-South title before crowd of 228. Also: The Lindsey Wilson junior varsity team defeated the CU Tigers 25-20 and 25-12.

By Chris Wells
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team clinched at least a share of the Mid-South Conference regular season title Thu 30 Oct 2014, with a 3-1 win over visiting Campbellsville (KY) at Lindsey Wilson College's Biggers Sports Center.

The Blue Raiders remain perfect in the Mid-South with two matches remaining in the regular season schedule. The win extends the Blue Raiders winning streak to a program-best 24 straight matches.

Lindsey Wilson's Nadelina Nesheva posted 16 kills and a .343 attacking percentage to lead the Blue Raider offense.

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2014-10-31 03:27:38 | Comments | See topic Sports

Billy Joe Fudge Commentary: Tuesday is Election Day

By Billy Joe Fudge
Personal commentary

Tuesday is Election Day and I want to encourage everyone to vote. Each year it seems that more and more folks abdicate their responsibility to help govern these United States of America, our state and our community by not voting.

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2014-10-31 02:36:32 | Comments | See topic Commentary

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I hope you vote on Nov. 4, and if you're in Columbia, KY,
I hope you'll scroll to number 5 on the ballot and
Vote for Linda Waggener!

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Field Day: Corn Snake considers iPhone in this selfie

2014-10-30 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, Campbellsville University.
The colorful Kentucky Corn Snake, one of the stars at Clay Hill Memorial Forest's first workshop, poses while his holder, Campbellsville University student Joshua Williams, makes a selfie with his iPhone to send home to India. The other hands are those of Andrea Drayer, a biologist from the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry who engaged students in learning about amphibians and reptiles.

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Field Day at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest

Science rules the day for over 40 students from four counties - Adair, Green, Taylor and Marion - at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest
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by Linda Waggener
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - High school and middle school students from four Kentucky counties attended the first field day of the semester at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest (CHMF), a regional center for environmental education and research, October 21, 2014.

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2014-10-30 19:26:56 | Comments

KY Afield Outdoors: 5 Questions with Deer and Elk Program Coordinator

By Kevin Kelly

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's modern gun deer season opens statewide on Nov. 8. When it does, Gabe Jenkins will have been in his new role as the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' deer and elk program coordinator for a little more than a month.

"It's been exciting," he said. An avid hunter, Jenkins grew up on a farm in the small southeast Ohio village of Rutland. After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, he was hired by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in 2007 to work in the deer and elk program.

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2014-10-30 18:14:12 | Comments | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Martha Lovie Murley, Willow Shade, KY (d 29 Oct 2014)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected family. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie Lois Brown Murley, and was of the Baptist aity. She leaves 40 direct living descendants.
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Martha Lovie Murley, age 94 of Willow Shade, died Wednesday October 29 at Glenview Health care.

Funeral services will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro. Roy Grissom officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont cemetery in Metcalfe County, KY. Visitation will begin Saturday, November 1, 2014 after 2pmCT, at the funeral home.

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2014-10-30 17:01:32 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

I hope you vote on Nov. 4, and if you're in Columbia, KY,
I hope you'll scroll to number 5 on the ballot and
Vote for Linda Waggener!

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DAV Service officer will be at VFW Post 6097 3 Nov 2014

By Joe Hare

On Mon 3 Nov 2014, 08am-11amCT. Don Price, DAV service officer will be at VFW Columbia Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, entry by the side door, Columbia, KY. Service is on a first come-first served basis. This service is for any veteran. - JOE HARE, Post commander

Please bring all prior corresponsdence with the VA or if just filing a claim, you must have acopy of your DD-214 or othe rproof o service. Having this information is very important to you being able to file a claim.

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2014-10-30 16:48:25 | Comments

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Gabe Jenkins with 14-Point Buck

2014-10-30 - Big Rivers WMA - Photo by John Brunjes. Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, holds a 14-point buck he harvested off Big Rivers WMA and State Forest last year. Jenkins was recently promoted into this new job.

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Jennett Elizabeth Brown, Breeding, KY native (1949-2014)

She was a native of Breeding, Adair County, KY and a resident of Clark County, IN, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late ohn Archie and Marie Wilson Wheeler. she leaves 11 direct living descendants. She was retired from Bell South Phone Company and previously worked in the cafeteria of Great Clark County Schools. Her final resting place will be in her native Adair County, at Antioch Cemetery.
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Jennett Elizabeth Brown, 65, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10amCT/11amET at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Pkwy, Jeffersonville, IN with visitation on Friday from 4-8pm and after 9am Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial in Antioch Cemetery, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY Adair County with a graveside service at approximately 1pmCT.

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2014-10-30 16:04:24 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Excerpt from my yet to be written Novel. 'Haunted Hills'

By Shamarie Claiborne

Luna found the old tree she was hiding against was sufficient enough to catch her breath. She had ended up right beside what was left of an old road, in the heart of what folks in these parts called Hurt Hollers. She had to slow herself and her mind down. Slow deep breaths, she told herself, slow deep breaths. As her breathing slowed, her thoughts become clearer and suddenly she knew she had to make some decisions. As her mind had cleared, she finally smelled the rain in the air and the realization that her body could not take another night unprotected made her already empty stomach, even sicker. Even with the unusually warm weather of late, she knew tonight would be a completely different story.

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2014-10-30 14:45:52 | Comments

Michael Stephens Irvin, Russell County, KY (1943-2014)

He was a highly regarded member of the community. He was a native of Boyle County, KY and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of his death. His wife, Judith Irvin, is the former Judy Wallace of Edmonton, KY. He leaves 10 direct living descendants. Michael was retired from Kentucky State Department of Social Insurance and was a member of Russell Springs United Methodist Church.
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Michael Stephens Irvin, 71, of Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 a this home.

Funeral service for Michael Stephens Irvin were 1pmCT, Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jim Kingry & Bro. Dan Flanagan officiating. Visitation was 6pm-9pmCT, Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial is in the Russell Springs City Cemetery. Grandchildren served as pallbearers. Special music waas rendered by Dean & Sheila McKinley

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2014-10-30 13:43:09 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

SCC Alumna, Professor, honored by National & State PTAs

Natalie "Chris" Garland, Burkesville, KY, currently at Cumberland County Hospital, receives Emerging Leader Award
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By Allison Horseman
News from Somerset Community College

SOMERSET, KY - Natalie "Chris" Garland, an alumna of the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, and John "Steve" Hammons, PTA associate professor and director of the SCC McCreary Center, were both given awards recently from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA).

Natalie "Chris" Garland
Garland, a graduate of SCC and currently a PTA and department director with Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, was recently named one of 17 national emerging leaders by APTA. She was also presented with the 2014 Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Service Award by the KPTA.

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2014-10-30 11:08:10 | Comments

(Free Cycling Ad) Free Ivy available

2014-10-30 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Joyce Coomer.
This ivy is taking over on the front porch at work. If anyone would like to have some to put on banks or for use in topiaries, they are welcome to get however much they want. The only thing I ask is that they take it from the top down so there won't be dead pieces left hanging close to the ceiling. I'm going to take the entire batch down in a couple of weeks. It roots easily and is winter hardy. - Joyce M. Coomer. 270-384-4495 Clicking Read More accesses notice that IVY has all been taken.

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LWC Volleyball hosts Campbellsville at Biggers 30 Oct 2014

Fans are encouraged to attend tonight's match dressed in Halloween costumes

By Matthew Stokes
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY The No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team hosts Campbellsville (KY) at 6pmCT on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

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2014-10-30 10:40:45 | Comments | See topic Sports

Breeding Area Fire Dept.'s Chili Supper/Auction - Sat 1 Nov 2014

By Brandon Harvey

Adair County's big pre-election event will be Sat 1 Nov 2014 with big Chili Supper/Auction at the The Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department, 290 Fire Department Lane, Breeding, KY, starting with a Blood Drive 2pm-6pmCT, the Chili Supper ($7 donation for adults; kids free), starting at 4pmCT, and the auction starting at 6pmCT. Anyone who would like to donate items for the auction can do so by bringing them to the BAVFD or calling Linda Affolter at 270-250-2730. Brandon Harvey

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2014-10-30 09:55:58 | Comments

Harrodsburg native Elizabeth G. Burton joins Lifeline Homecare

Mercer County native, Wayne County resident joins the Executive Management Team of Somerset, KY based Lifeline Homecare
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Special to

Lifeline Homecare has tapped Elizabeth G. Burton as the newest member of its executive management team. As Director of Marketing and Sales Enablement, she will help lead efforts to develop and execute sales, communications, outreach and marketing strategies for the Lifeline Homecare portfolio of services.

A native of Harrodsburg, KY, Elizabeth currently resides in Somerset, KY with her husband John and son Eli, 3. Elizabeth's husband John is Vice President of Burton Farms, Inc. based in Monticello, KY.

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2014-10-30 09:29:57 | Comments | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Agenda, Columbia City Council, 3 Nov 2014 regular meeting

The Columbia City Council will meet in Regular Session at 6pmCT, Monday November 3, 2014 in Regular Session. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 116 Camp[bellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Items on the agenda include:
  1. Motion to approve minutes of the October 6, 2014
  2. Motion to accept Zone Change at 613 Tutt Street
  3. Citizen Comments
  4. Introduction and 1st Reading of Ordinance No. 730.3. An Ordinance implementing a curfew at the Columbia City Park located on Fairground Street.
The meeting is open to the public. - Rhonda Loy, City Clerk
COLUMBlA CITY COUNCIL holds its regular monthly meeting each first Monday at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris. Councillors Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Robert Flowers, Dr. Ron Rogers, Charles Grimsley, and June Parson. City Clerk Rhonda Loy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent O'Shaughnesy Frazier. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe.

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2014-10-30 09:05:28 | Comments

Sharon Whitehurst wants to know what local phrase means

It's a question for the likes of Billy Joe Fudge, author of the Great Wooded South Lexicon; comments welcome from all however to help end he confusement

Sharon Whitehurst writes:
Many of us delight in the process of choosing a word or phrase to express our appreciation of natural beauty, wildlife or weather--I've heard us described as 'word-smiths.'

The rich heritage of the English language offers us a vast range of descriptive adjectives and adverbs to cover every nuance of perception.

I tend to pounce on a new word and either reject it or tuck it away in my personal lexicon.

I have to add that nearly 5 years in Kentucky have introduced me to local figures of speech which may at first be confusing. The one that still trips me is 'I wouldn't care to do that.' To make sure I understand I usually ask, 'Do you mean you don't mind doing that--or would you rather not?' --Sharon Whitehurst
Comments re article 70708 Letter On Photographing Trees

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2014-10-30 07:55:08 | Comments

Three crosses - a view from the cross

2014-10-30 - 9401 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mike Regan.
As the Ark on the knoll behind Sparksville Baptist Church was being built this past summer, this photo was taken through the forward wall framing; toward the church. Curiously, if one zooms the picture in, 3 crosses are seen, with the cross of Jesus in the center, upon the new steeple of the church. You see the cross in the framing, the steeple cross and the utility pole cross beyond the church, all in a line. Symbolically, the cross in the wall framing is now hidden; ie: the thief on Calvary that went to Heaven; the cross of Jesus atop the steeple, still a symbol of great glory that stands high around the world; and the cross of the utility pole carrying electricity, a symbol of fire and the fate of the evil thief on Calvary. What's in a photo? Many times it's more that seen at first glance! Thank you for looking....and imagining! Sent by Mike Regan, Sparksville Baptist Church, Columbia, KY.

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What's Cooking in Columbia Today
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Epicurean Kentucky: Catfish

2014-03-21 - Hardscratch, KY - Photo by CM Staff.

Betty's OK Country Cooking
2339 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY (MAP) Phone (270) 384-5664. No smoking section. Breakfast served anytime.
Breakfast Special 5am-11amCT, Mon-Fri 2 pieces of bacon or 1 sausage patty, 1 egg and 1 biscuit smothered with gravy, $2.99
Lunch/Dinner on the Buffet - MEATS: Catfish. Salisbury Steak with Brown Gravy. Chicken Legs. Boneless Chicken Breast. Baked Ham. VEGETABLES: Mashed Potatoes/Gravy. Green Beans. Corn. Macaroni/Tomatoes. Pinto Beans. Fried Apples. Stir Fry. Corn Nuggets. Rolls or Cornbread. On Cold Bar: Tarter Sauce, Cottage Cheese, Coleslaw, Pickles and a Fruit.
Desserts Today:. Chocolate Cake. Pumpkin Pie. HOMEMADE PECAN COBBLER. Chocolate Pie. Banana Split. Butterscotch Pie. Coconut Pie. Pecan Pie. Caramel Apple/Nut Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie. Sugar Free Chocolate Pie. Sugar Free Vanilla. Pies. Betty's Internationally famous OKCC specialty: SAND PIE.
Betty's OK Country Cooking: FULL MENU (Posted Dec. 14, 2013)

Adair County Schools
from Dayna Feese, Assistant Food Service Director, Carol Roy, Director of Food Services, Adair Co. School District.
Phone 270-384-2476.

Adair County School District lunches are FREE this 2014-15 School Year.
BREAKFAST: Mini Waffles. Juice/Fruit. Choice of Low Fat Milk.
LUNCH: For Adair County High School and Adair County Middle School: Hot Dog on Bun or Little Caesar's Pizza. Garden Salad. Corn. WG Rice Krispie Treat. Fruit. For Adair County Elementary School & Adair County Primary Center: Ham or Turkey Sub. Choice of Low Fat Milk.
See Month at Time Menu: Adair County School Menu: Oct 6 -Oct. 31, 2014/PDF

Anderson's Pizzeria.
4 Page Menu
1411 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY. Open Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-9pmCT. Friday-Saturday, 10:30am-10pmCT. Open Sunday 11am-9pmCT. Closed Mondays. Phone 270-384-3333 All major credit cards, Visa, Mastercharge, and Discover, accepted. Wi-Fi. No Smoking.
Anderson's Pizzeria is the place for Pizza Buffets. Have lunch here today.
NEW: Anderson's Pizzeria will be offering a lunch buffet on weekdays (Tuesday-Friday), 11am-2pm. The buffet includes our delicious pizza, salad, and spaghetti with garlic knots. It's only $6.99.
Anderson's Pizzeria has Meetings Room. Book Your Event Today.

CIRCLE R RESTAURANT - Russell Road, Columbia. Six Page MENU
712 Russell Road, Columbia KY. PHONE: (270) 384-3212. WINTER HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 6am-8pmCT; Friday-Saturday, 6am-9pmCT. Closed on Mondays. Executive Chef Sammy Genakos.
Breakfast The Coffee's Hot. Come in early for a traditional Circle R Breakfast.
Join us for Breakfast, anytime. (biscuits & gravy till 10amCT)
Lunch Dinner Special - CATFISH DINNER or SALMON PATTIES, either with 2 Sides, Choice of Texas Toast or Cornbread. $6.49.
Sides: Vegetable of the Day: Mixed. The Circle R serves these sides every day: - Real Mashed Potatoes. Green Beans. Cabbage. Fried Apples. Pinto Beans. Cole Slaw. Pickled Beets. Mac-N-Cheese. Side Salad. Baked Potato. Sweet Potato Casserole!
Desserts: NEW LIST! Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Bourbon Pecan Pie.
PRIME RIB after 4pmCT, every Saturday at the Circle R

Hardscratch General Store
7289 Hwy 55 South Road, Columbia, KY. In the Glensfork Community of Adair County. Phone (270) 384-4671

The Granddaddy of ALL Adair County FISH FRIES is right here, TONIGHT! Point your car toward Hardscratch to the General Store & Deli!

CATFISH! Will be served - TONIGHT! - Friday, 31 Oct 2014, 2014,
Adair County's #1 FISH FRY is regularly held every Second and Fourth Friday Nights. (And plenty of Country Store Delectables Every Day)

FRIDAY Fish Fry will be 5pm-8pmCT, when it will be Hushpuppy Heaven again in Hardscratch and we'll be serving FISH + Coleslaw and French Fries or Baked Potato, All for Just $6.25. NEW!!! FROGLEGS Plate, with same fixings, Just $7.25. Anytime you want to really enjoy The Simple Life, and especially when you're Hungry, HEAD to HARDSCRATCH!

We are now a 100% Smoke Free Business!

Harvest Cafe
Harvest Cafe, formerly Cafe on the Square. Click to Current MENU for call ahead, carryout orders. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30amCT-3pmCT. Closed Saturday & Sunday. 212 Public Square, Downtown Columbia, KY. Non Smoking. Occasional audio. In Walking Distance of Lindsey Wilson College. 270-380-1004
BREAKFASTS! We're now open at 7:30amCT for Breakfasts. OMELETS a Specialty. And the Coffee's Hot.
Today's Lunch Specials:
6.99 Plate Lunch Special - Cajun Style SAUSAGE, RED BEANS, and RICE. Served with French Bread. Soups: Cream of Potato Soup. $2.99 small bowl; Full bowl, $3.99.
Special Desserts: Chocolate Chunk Cookies. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. Raisin Cookies. Cream Cheese Walnut Mauritius. Blueberry, Chocolate, Banana Nut and Cinnamon Crisp Muffins. Apple, Cherry Turnovers.
- Steve Chundy, owner/manager.

Patty's Liberty Road General Store and Deli
In the Village of Vester, (Adair County), 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY 42728. Patty Smith Edwards, owner & manager. Phone 270-380-1039 Hours: 5am-7pmCT/6am-8pmET, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. Smokers & Nonsmokers Welcome. (Open Grill MENU - (2013-08-31)
- Breakfast: Come in for full Breakfasts or Grab one of a variety of Fresh, Hot, and ready to eat Breakfast Sandwiches, Coffee and Drinks.
- Today is FISH FRIDAY I!!
- LUNCH/DINNER Special - OPEN until 8pmCT, FRIDAY!!!
- Fish + Fries + Slaw, Hushpuppies - $6.49; after 5pmCT, All you can eat fish, $7.99 !!!
- Shrimp+ Fries + Slaw, Hushpuppies - $7.99
- Froglegs+ Fries + Slaw, Hushpuppies - $8.99
- Combination Platter/Fish/Froglegs/Shrimp + Fries + Slaw, Hushpuppies - $9.99
- DESSERTS No Bake Cookies, 99 cents. Always, our signature dessert, SNICKERS PIE. $2.25/serving.
Parties and meetings here: See Venues for Meetings

The Store - CLAY RIDGE, KY
in the Village of Clay Ridge, (Adair County), 7110 Greensburg Road, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-385-9157. Hours: 6am-2pmCT/7am-3pmET, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. All major credit cards. Smokers & Non. - EVERYBODY Welcome!
See you starting at 6amCT for Breakfast Eggs your way. Breakfast plates. Try Sausage Biscuit, Bacon Biscuit, and Country Ham biscuit.
Today: BEEF MANHATTAN A meal in itself. With Tender Roast Beef on Mound of Mashed Potatoes, between two slices of bread, all smothered in brown gravy. $5.99.
Always: the Very Best Hamburgers in Adair County - probably Green, Taylor & Metcalfe too. That's what people tell us, but don't take somebody else's word for it: Come out and Try Them
Drive over today to Clay Ridge TODAY: The food is great, portions are generous, and the prices can't be beat. - Shelia Ruczienski

32 Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 31
In Memory Birthday, Judge Jack B. Miller, Crocus, Adair Co., KY native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. William (Bill) Austin Sanders, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Rae Shirley. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Polston (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Spoon Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beckham Kingrey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Grayce Maynard (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doyle Wayne Burton (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Floyd Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Ann Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Tucker (October 31, 1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacie Shofner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kiara Collins (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Markilia Franklin (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marshall Barnett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mildred Hodges (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, R.T. Gossett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Toby Young (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Weddle, 94, Taylor Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles W. Melton, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley C. Jones, 78, Columbia, KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ottis Ray Foley, Russell Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Ronald Stapp, Sr., Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Allen Hisle, Russell Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Atwell Robertson, Center, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Mitchell, Green County, KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gail "Peaches" Gaskin, Adair County, KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Talbot Smith, Cumberland Co, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah E. Withers, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Seymour (Buddy) Shaw, Taylor County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Allen Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1924 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
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