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Columbia PD arrest four on meth-making charges on Young ST

Columbia Police Department arrest 3 Columbia residents and on Russell County resident after early morning search of residence reveals an active methamphetamine lab. Two teenage children in house while meth being manufactured. Four arrested and lodged in Adair County Regional Jail.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Affairs Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

On Friday, January 30, 2015 at approximately 02:25amCT, Columbia Police Department officers located a methamphetamine lab at an residence located off of Young Street in the limits of Columbia, KY.

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2015-01-30 15:58:37 | Comments | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Sycamore tree in January

2015-01-30 - South of Randolph, Metcalfe County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
Our photographers are never quite satisfied when they try to capture the beauty of sycamore trees in winter. This time, reducing the frame to just the upper reaches of the tree, the white bark shows well with the winter sky blue and the black green of the Eastern Red Cedar in the background. This tree was seen Saturday, January 24, 2015 in South of Randolph in Metcalfe County. - Linda Waggener

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Deflate-gate: A simple matter of Boyle's Law

By Dr. Ben Arnold

The great fanfare over the under inflated footballs in the past New England Patriots football game can be explained by physics. The Ideal Gas Law (Boyles Law) gives the relationship among gas pressure, volume, and temperature.
P x V/ T = constant
Lets assume the Patriots' footballs were only inflated to 12.5 psi (the NFL range is 12.5 to 13.5 psi). The News report stated under inflated by 2 psi, we don't know if this was under inflated from 13 or 12.5 psi, lets assume 13, so that the balls had a reported psi of 11 psi as measured by a gauge. If the inside temperature when the balls were prepared was say 75 degrees F and the outside at game time was 50 F, we have a 25 F degree change. One little, big issue with the above equation is that temperature and pressure must be expressed in absolute units i.e. we have to translate the temps into the Kelvin scale and the baseline atmospheric pressure to the gauge pressure. We have to make some more assumptions:

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GO or NO GO:
When CM area schools have schedule changes CM EVENTS 4amCT/7amET to 5amCT/8amET. CM - , and CM EVENTS, Or tune to Larry Smith, the WAVE FM 92.7 for coordinated updates on schedule changing weather.

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 23 F
Casey: 20 · Cumberland: 21 · Green: 20
Metcalfe: 27 · Russell: 21 · Taylor: 20
Updated at 12:30am Saturday, January 31, 2015

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

Ron Calhoun, 68, Casey County, KY (1946-2015)

He was a business owner, mechanic, and auto body repairman. Ron was a Grand National Champion Drag Racer. He loved boats, going fast, restoring old vehicles, and adventure. Ron enjoyed music, playing his guitar, and his grandchildren. He was a native of Cincincinnati, OH. He was the son of the late John Thomas and Beulah McQueary Calhoun. He leaves 19 direct living descendants.
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Ron Calhoun passed away Thursday, January 29, 2018 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He was 68.

Funeral services are 12pmCT/1pmET, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Ricky Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, February 2, 2015 from 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, at the funeral home.

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2015-01-30 15:07:06 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

KY Afield Outdoors: Hunters post 2nd-highest deer harvest on record

After two seasons of record harvests, Kentucky's deer hunters kept the pace up this past season

By Kevin Kelly

The 2014-15 season closed on Jan. 19 with 138,892 deer checked; the second highest total on record and third consecutive season with a harvest exceeding 130,000 deer.

"I'm happy," said Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "There are a lot of deer on the landscape, and we're seeing an uptick in license sales. We're providing hunting opportunity and our hunters are able to be successful. As an agency, that's what we want to do."

A record 144,409 deer were taken during the 2013-14 season when a spotty acorn crop put deer on the move.

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Events scheduled for today, January 31, 2015
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
10:00amCT(Ad) The Green Co Jr Miss Committee Formal Wear Consignment Sale 10am-2pmCT at the Green County Primary School, 100 Kidz Corner, Greensburg, KY. (ID:32531 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Alene Aaron, 98, Russell Springs, KY (1916-2015) (ID:32559 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Tim Beard, Milltown, KY (1967-2014) (ID:32566 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:32126 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTServices, Summer Shade, KY, for Charles Ernest Hutton, Edmonton, KY (1953-2015) (ID:32568 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:32157 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTLWC Women's Tennis vs. Murray State University at Murray State University, 102 Curris Center (Campus Address) , Murray, KY 42071. (ID:32553 | 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.

Less is more: A peek at what the Square might look like

2015-01-30 - Corner Public Square, Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. The morning after a semi-truck clipped the aluminum light fixture on the Square, the standard was removed and a traffic cone put in its place. The result was, to many, a more pleasant street scene, and offered - almost - a glimpse of what the the street scene would be like without the overpowering street lights and with buried electrical lines, as is now the case on Lindsey Wilson's campus - but not Lindsey Hill - and on a big part of the Adair County School District campus. And, by the way, it might not take so long to amortize the cost of buried lines. The city foots the bill for street lights to the tune of approximately $100,000 a year. -EW. Clicking Readmore accesses comment favoring removal of big commercial light poles

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Letter: Respect for Crit Luallen

Kenny Absher writes:
Crit Luallen is the best thing to be back in government we have going for us. I respect her intelligence, common sense, down to earth person, and her compassion for affordable housing has been for many years now. Finally, a politician I wholeheartedly respect. --Kenny Absher

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2015-01-30 11:09:40 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Ron Edmondson will speak at Ransdell Chapel, Wed 4 Feb 2015

Ron Edmondson, senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, KY, will speak at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, at 9amCT/10amET, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The event is free and open to the public.

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2015-01-30 10:10:21 | Comments

Copies of Will's World available at C/AC Chamber of Commerce

Sue Stivers writes:
Thank you for the article about Will Hurt. He is absolutely a remarkable young man whom I love and admire so very much. Will comes and helps me at the Chamber office at least once a month and sometimes more often. I have 11 copies of his book "Will's World\" at the Chamber office for anyone who would like a copy. Sue Stivers - Sue Stivers
Comments re photo 58721 Will's World is book about remarkable Cumberland Countian

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2015-01-30 09:28:50 | Comments | See topic Books

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Chattanooga is closer in time and highway distance

2015-01-30 - Clay County, TN - Photo by Ed Waggener.
It's worth the trip just to see the dramatic, at points seemingly endless cuts and fills which have flattened and straightened the kinks and curves on this stretch of TN 52 between Celina and Livingston, TN. It's like a Grider Hill Pass, repeated over and over. Didn't take time to measure the distance or the time change, but the four lane is a far cry from the road it replaced. Now, according to Google Map / Columbia KY to Chattanooga, TN the trip is just over 3 h 8 min. Lots of folks as young as 75 can remember when it seemed to take that long to get through Signal Mountain, going the old way, especially at rush hour or when trash was being picked up. - EW

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Track & Field: LWC Men, Women at Cedarville Invitational

LWC Track at Cedarville (OH) Invitational at 2:30pmCT/3:30pmET, Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Cedarville University Doden Field House, 251 North Main Street, Cedarville, OH.

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College Track & Field

COLUMBIA, KY The Lindsey Wilson menís and womenís indoor track and field teams travel to Cedarville, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the Cedarville Collegiate Invitational. The field consists of 16 teams including Mid-South Conference foes Campbellsville (KY), Cumberlands of Williamssburg, KY, and Shawnee State of Portsmouth, OH.

Lindsey Wilson is scheduled to compete in 37 of the 42 total events on Friday

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2015-01-30 09:23:00 | Comments | See topic Sports

Magistrate Sammy Baker: Work underway on Melson Ridge Road

Work underway on safety issues on Melson Ridge Road

Adair County Third District Magistrate Sammy Baker called at 7:33amCT, this morning to say that an Adair County Road Department Crew, under the supervision of County Road Foreman Terry Corbin, is on Melson Ridge Road making tile and ditch repairs. "We're working on getting funds to put in a guard rail," he said. "It's a dangerous situation there - and not the only one in the district. We also need guard rails near Beech Grove Church."

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Ribbon Cutting at Arrow Vintage at 12:30pmCT, Wed 4 Feb 2015

The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Arrow Vintage (Antiques & Collectibles), 312 Hurt Street, Columbia, KY on at 12:30pm, Wednesday, February 4, 2014, The owners are Tiffany & Eddie Kessler and Candice & Todd Robertson. The phone number is 270-250-3778 or 270-634-4658. - SUE STIVERS, Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce.

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Study examines effect of religious faith on violence in NFL

New study by Dr. Eric Carter, Dr. Michael V. Carter and Mike May: 'Does Religious Faith and Participation Reduce Bad Behavior Among NFL Players?''
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From Chris Megginson
News from Campbellsville University

GEORGETOWN, KY - The 2014 NFL season has been engulfed by dialogue surrounding the deviance and unlawful behavior of many high profile NFL players. Recently, there have been a number of players linked to deviance and illegal behavior ranging from breaches of ethics to substance abuse to domestic violence to child abuse. Important questions regarding what might mitigate this bad behavior have sparked a national debate not only in the NFL but in the media and public as well.

Do faith and religious participation actually buffer deviant and illegal behavior?

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2015-01-30 06:47:12 | Comments

Will's World is book about remarkable Cumberland Countian

2015-01-30 - Burkesville, KY - Photo cover of book by Margery Mathis Henderson.
The cover of the new book, "Will's World: An Exceptional Young Man as Seen Through the Eyes of His Family and Friends." It's about a remarkable 22 year old in Cumberland County who has become an inspiration to thousands of people who have been uplifted by knowing him. Those wishing a copy of the book may contact Will contact at or they can text me at 270-433-1143. Hardcover copies are available for $16; softcover, $11.

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Unemployment rates down, all 7 CM area counties, Dec 2014

Taylor & Green, likely benefitting most from the "Amazon effect" have lowest unemployment for December 2014 in the CM 7-County area

7-County Area Unemployment Comparison
Dec 2014 vs Dec 2013; ranked best to worst joblessness/July 2014
  1. Taylor Co. unemployment, down from 6.9%, 2012, to 4.6%, 2014
  2. Green Co, unemployment, down from 7.1%, 2013, to 4.7%, 2014
  3. Casey Co. unemployment, down from 8.0%, 2013, to 5.6%, 2014
  4. Adair Co. unemployment down from 7.8%, 2013, to 5.7%, 2014
  5. Metcalfe Co. unemployment, down from 8.6%, 2013, to 5.8%, 2014
  6. Cumberland Co. unemployment, down from 9.5%, 2013, to 6.1%, 2014
  7. Russell Co. unemployment, down from 9.8%, 2012, to 9.6%, 2014
The U.S. unemployment rate for December 2014 was 5.4%. The rate for the state of Kentucky was 5.1 %. The rate for the Lake Cumberland Area Development District rate for December 2014 was 6.2%. The rate for the Barren River Area Development District, which includes Metcalfe County, was 5.1% for December 2014. Source for CM/Shoreline Chart: Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Follow economic development stories on and listen to Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the WAVE: and FM 99.9 the Big Dawg.

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Book review: Will's World, by Margery Mathis Henderson

A diagnosis of Atypical Autism was no deterrent. He's become a technology genius and is the most in-demand volunteer in South Central Kentucky, who have introduced to hundreds of Adair Countians by his friend Sue Stivers, who introduced him to us.He's very special to the staff of CM, sending wonderful news tips and comments. For more on the author click on Google search, stories on Margery Henderson in CM
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Will's World: An Exceptional Young Man as Seen Through the Eyes of His Family and Friends: This book is about William "Will" Glenn Hurt, who is now twenty-two years of age, a citizen of Burkesville, KY, whose fame is spread far beyond the borders of Cumberland County, KY.

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2015-01-30 03:36:41 | Comments | See topic Books

Emory Digman, 65, Russell County, KY (d. Jan 15, 2015)

Emory Digman, 65, of Jamestown, KY passed away on January 15,2015, in Naples FL,

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 31, 2015 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY. Friends may visit from 1:00pmCT till 3:00pmCT on Saturday.

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Cites danger on Crocus Creek off Melson Ridge RD, Adair Co., KY

Road is located in scenic area with high tourism potential, is heavily used by local traffic, and is along carries school traffic. See also: Story on retaining wall built seven years ago with pictures showing height of drop off.
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Brandy Lawless writes:
It needs to be fixed and I wanted to make it public after a friend of mine swerved to miss deer and went off side of road and flipped off bluff in creek last week. It is a very dangerous road and needs guard rails and tile. - Brandy Lawless
Thanks, Brandy Lawless.. Hope someone will send a picture. Maybe there's an emergency fund from the state which would accelerate a project like this. In the meantime, you likely get a help and sympathetic ears by contacting the Magistrate in your District, Sammy Baker; Road Foreman Terry Corbin or the CJE's staff. the latter at 270-384-4703. - CM. Shortly after, this notice, apparenty, we located photo(s) Sandy Lawless sent.

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2015-01-30 02:34:20 | Comments | See topic Commentary

Brandy Lawless wants guardrails on Melson Ridge Road

2015-01-30 - Melson Ridge Road, District 3, Adair County, KY - Photo by Brandy Lawless.
Brandy Lawless sends this photo of a section of Melson Ridge Road which runs along a high cliff over Crocus Creek Road. The site is near Inroad, near Melson Ridge Road's junction with KY 704/Fairplay Road, in Southern Adair County. After a friend ran off the road at another point last week, she thinks its time to protect motorists by erecting guardrails.

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Jobless rates down in all 7 CM area counties in Dec 2014

Economic Development: Jobless rates down in all 120 counties in December 2014. Rates have dropped in every county four out of the last five months.
Related CM/Shoreline Communications chart: Unemployment rates down, rankings for 7 CM area counties, Dec 2014

By Manoj Shanker, & Kim Saylor Brannock
Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet

FRANKFORT, KY (29 Jan 2015) - Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between December 2013 and December 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the fourth time in the last five months that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties.

Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate -11.5 percent. It was followed by Jackson County, 11.3 percent; Letcher County, 9.9 percent; Russell County, 9.5 percent; Harlan County, 9.4 percent; Lewis County, 9.2 percent; Wolfe County, 8.9 percent; Carter and Leslie counties, 8.7 percent each; and Menifee County, 8.6 percent.

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Darlene Hetrick, 96, Edmonton, KY, (d. Jan 20, 2015)

She was a native of Kansas, spent career days in California, where she worked as a secretary. She has been a resident of Kentucky since 2004. She leaves six direct living descendants, She loved animals, and memorial donations are requested to Green River Animal Shelter.
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Darlene Hetrick age 96 of Edmonton passed away on Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 at Glenview Health Care Facility in Glasgow, KY.

A Memorial /Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4pmCT, February, 7, 2015, at the Edmonton Baptist Church, 208 Dunham Street, Edmonton, KY.

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Ben Finn: Billy Joe Fudge story reminds of visits to Dr. Howard

He still has receipt for his delivery which his mother saved. The total cost? Just $300!

Ben Finn writes:
I read with great interest Billy Joe's story about Dr Howard. Dr. Howard delivered me in 1950 at Glasgow and I saw him several times in the 50's. I have a receipt for my delivery that my mother saved. The charges for hospital stay, Dr. and all was around $300, of course, that's before most people had insurance and Medicare. --Ben finn
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2015-01-30 01:04:02 | Comments | See topic Local History

Basketball: LWC Women 64. Cumberlands 51, Thu 29 Jan 2015

Blue Raiders held the Patriots to just 26.3 percent shooting from the floor

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 21-ranked Lindsey Wilson womenís basketball team defeated visiting Cumberlands of Williamsburg, KY, 64-51 Thursday night, January 29, 2015, at Biggers Sports Center.

Chanel Roberts scored a game-high 18 points while Kayla Richardson tallied 10 points, all coming from the charity stripe, with four assists. Alexus Chinn had a strong output scoring six points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking four shots. Michelle Montgomery also turned in a six-point, six-rebound performance while Billie Hearn recorded seven points and eight rebounds off the bench.

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Charles Ernest Hutton, Edmonton, KY (1953-2015)

He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was a native of Wabash County, IN, and a resident of Metcalfe County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of hte late Ernest Hutton and Hazel Warren Hutton Miskell. His wife, Donna Matthews Hutton, survives. He leaves 12 direct living descendants.
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Charles Ernest Hutton, age 62 of Edmonton, KY, died January 29, 2015 at T J Samson Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 1pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro. Charles Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in the Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday, January 30 at 1pmCT and continue after 7amCT, Saturday, until time of services.

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Tim Beard, Milltown, KY (1967-2015)

2015-01-29 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Tim Beard, Milltown, KY (1967-2015)

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27 Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 31
Happy Anniversary, David and Rhonda Begley (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Terry and Laura Flatt (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tom and Dolly Andrew (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Annniversary, Billy and Rita Murrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Jason Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Hope Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bea Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billie Jo Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Easton Ellis (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Foster Graves | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gene Hoots | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason H. Roach (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnie James Biggs (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Olivia Seniours (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth B. Gabehart , formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1943-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randal Cox, 70, Taylor Co., KY (1942- | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Franklin, Taylor County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Jean Cowan, Russell Co., Ky (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Genell Cochran Beal, Casey County, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Wade Patterson, Green County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shane David Coffey, Paducah, KY (1985-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alice Blakeman Slinker, Green Co., KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Reid Marcum, Sulphur Well, Metcalfe Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lorine Grider Claywell, Adair County (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Mrs. Nioma Gaskins Kean, 84 Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
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