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Pressure canner class at AC Extension Service 15 Jul 2015

By Karli Jessie

Low acid foods must be processed in a pressure canner, however, many people are afraid to use one! This class will cover the basics of using a pressure canner and important safety measures for canning success. There will be class covering the basics of pressure canners at the Adair County Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY,starting at 1pmCT, Wednesday, July 15, 2015; pre-registration is required before July 10th and is limited to the first 15 participants. To register for free contact Kelli Bonifer at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-384-2317.

2015-06-30 14:57:46 | Comments | Printable version

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Little white dog wandering Haven Hill to Cloverport Estates

2015-06-30 - 1200 block, Liberty Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Alan W. Reed. Small dog apparently lost - Finally was able to her to pause for a photo. This small female dog is wearing a collar and has spent yesterday and today wandering back and forth between Haven Hill Cemetery and Cloverport Estates. There is a good chance the dog has been "spooked" by the recent storms since none of us have been able to get closer to her than about 50 feet. In an attempt to buy time for the owner or animal control officer, concerned Cloverport residents are attempting to help the small dog back across KY 206, one of the busiest roads in Adair County. It had taken up temporary residence near the end of Creekport Drive and at Bob White's home near the junction of KY 206 (Liberty Road) and Cloverport Drive. - ALAN W. REED
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Matt Bevin & Jenean Hampton to be in Campbellsville, July 4th

At Kentucky's largest Independence Day Celebration

On July 4, GOP nominee for KY Governor Matt Bevin, and GOP nominee for Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will attend events throughout Kentucky including three events in Campbellsville, KY, in celebration of Independence Day. The schedule is as follows:
  • Matt Pancake Breakfast, at 6amCT/7amET, at Campbellsville Christian Church, 302 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY
  • Forcht Bank Stage Opening 7amCT/8amET, Campbellsville, KY
  • Taylor County 4th of July Parade8:30amCT/9:30amET, starting on Roberts Road, Campbellsville, KY
All events are open to the press and subject to change.

2015-06-30 14:05:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Has watched Jaiden Taylor grow into a fine young man

Joyce Loy writes:
I have watched Jaiden grow into a fine young man. I just hope they decide to stay in the Adair County School District as he finishes High School so Adair will have him on our academic team as well as the ACHS football team. - Joyce Loy
Comments about: Jaiden Taylor National Jr. Beta Science Academic Champion

2015-06-30 12:46:16 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Clerk Lisa Greer says office has computer trouble today

UPDATE 2:43pmCT, Tue 30 Jun 2015: Clerk Greer called to say the computers are back up and running again. Transactions are now being handled quickly

County Clerk Lisa Greer called at 12:30pmCT, to let the public know that there is a major problem with Commonwealth of Kentucky Computers in Frankfort today.

"Sometimes we can complete a transaction, sometimes we can't," she said.

Clerk Greer said that the State is aware of the problem and is working to get them up and running again.

"I just want everyone to know, before making a trip to the courthouse, that they may encounter delays," she said. "We'll notify and other local media as soon as the system is functioning properly," she said.

The clerk's office is located in Suite 3, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The phone number is 270-384-2801.

2015-06-30 12:29:13 | Comments | Printable version

Two charged plead guilty to Glendale, KY bank robbery

Cases stem from December 23, 2014 robbery of Westport Bank in Glendale, KY
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From U.S. Attorney's office
U.S. Department of Justice, Western District of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY (Mon 29 Jun 2014) - Two defendants pleaded guilty on June 26, 2015, in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a single charge of bank robbery by force or violence announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Leonard Duane Sisk, age 54, of Cecilia, in Hardin County, Kentucky, and Justin Matthew Collinge, age 32, of Leitchfield, in Grayson County, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to the December 23, 2014 robbery of the Westport Bank in Glendale, Kentucky.

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2015-06-30 12:16:09 | Comments | Printable version

Crash involving commercial vehicle claims life of 9 year old

Taylorsville boy, Own Higginbotham, prounounced deceased at the scene on US 31W in Franklin, KY by the Simpson Co, KY coroner. Another passenger, Taylor Higginbotham, airlifted to Vanderbilt. Driver of box truck treated and released.
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By Jared Newberry, Public Affairs Officer
KSP, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Region 2, Louisville, KY<

FRANKLIN, KY (29 Jun 2015) - Kentucky State Police CVE Division, Post 3 Bowling Green, KY, was notified of a multiple vehicle crash in the 4000 block of US31W at approximately 2pmCT, Monday, June 29, 2015.

The crash occurred when a Lexus passenger car operated by Peggy Groves of Franklin KY was traveling southbound and attempted to pass another vehicle. Her vehicle travelled into the path of a Ford box truck traveling northbound and operated by Gary Dalton of Bowling Green KY.

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2015-06-30 11:30:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Timid White Chihuahua seen lost in Cloverport Estates

There is a timid white Chihuahua dog that has been in the Cloverport Estates neighborhood since late last night, Monday, June 29, 2015. The dog is very shy and will not let anyone catch it. This subdivision is off Highway 206 across from Haven Hill Cemetery. It has run back behind the last house on the side street next to Cloverport Drive. If this is your pet please contact me at 270-250-5797. The dog is wearing a collar of some kind. Thank you, - Jamie Shelley

2015-06-30 10:49:03 | Comments | Printable version

Lynn Tyree, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2015)

She was a native of Chicago, IL and a resident of Campbellsville, KY at the time of her death in Taylor County, KY, following an automobile accident on the Veterans Bypass in Adair Co., KY. She was the daughter of the late Omer and Bettie Pebbles Tyree. She was a former machine operator for Sumitomo in Edmonton, and was of the Catholic Faith.
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Lynn Tyree departed this life on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Campbellsville, KY, at the Taylor Regional Hospital following an automobile accident which occurred that day in Columbia, Adair County KY.

Funeral service for Lynn Tyree, will be conducted Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 5pmCT, at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with Bro. Gregory Rueda officiating. Visitation will be from 3pm-4pmCT/4pm-5pmET and 5pm-7pmCT/6pm-8pmET, on Thursday.

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2015-06-30 10:32:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Athalee Ellis, age 64, Dunnville, KY (1950-2015)

She was a native of North Carolina and a resident of Dunnville, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Harold & Francis Stamey. Her husband, Bob Ellis survives. She leaves four direct living descendants. She was a homemaker and she loved to cook
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Athalee Ellis of Dunnville, KY passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY. She was 64.

Private funeral services were held.

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2015-06-30 09:42:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

R. Fred Capps Memorial Highway dedicated today

A ceremony dedicating the Leslie Hill segment of KY 90 west of Burkesville, KY, as the R. Fred Capps Memorial Highway, was held at 10amCT, Tue 30 Jun 2015, on the second floor of the Cumberland County Judicial Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY.

2015-06-30 04:51:42 | Comments | Printable version

Long-time Salato Wildlife Center manager drowns in SC

She joined the department in May 2000 and immediately began building the agency's still new wildlife education center into one of the most visited attractions in Frankfort. She opened Salato's doors to more than 100,000 visitors each year.
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By Tim Slone
News from Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, KY (Mon 29 Jun 2015) - Salato Wildlife Education Center Manager Laurie Davison drowned Sunday morning while vacationing with her family near Garden City, South Carolina.

Davison, 52, had managed the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' signature wildlife education facility in Frankfort for more than 15 years. South Carolina officials say Davison was pronounced dead at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet after being pulled from the ocean surf.

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2015-06-30 04:23:20 | Comments | Printable version

Time to rethink Ralph Waggener's low dollar Eastern bypass?

A solution suggested over two decades ago would really help now.

By Ed Waggener
Personal Commentary

In the early days of Columbia! Magazine, the print version, we ran a story about the bypass need for Adair County.

It was obvious then, it is obvious now, that the the most important bypass remains the lowest cost one of all - the bit over 2 miles of Parkway from KY 55/KY 551 to approximately the 51-52 mile marker on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway east of Columbia. At the time, the Kentucky Highway Department estimated that it would carry 60% of the traffic then fed onto the Public Square, versus the 40% headed west.

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2015-06-30 03:25:41 | Comments | Printable version

Trapped in a Cave: Dr. L.P. Emberton aided Mr. Fancher

Earlier account listed Dr. E.S. Dunham as assisting physician. The heroic doctor was actually Dr. L.P. Emberton, Mr. Fancher's son recalls.

Michael Eugene Fancher, Son of Mr Fancher writes:
The doctor that worked my dad in the cave was Dr. L. P. Emberton from Edmonton, not Dr. E.S. Dunham. - Michael Eugene Fancher
Comments re article 76124 Trapped in a Cave The story of Mr Fancher and Tommy

2015-06-30 02:36:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Kentucky Clouds: 29 Jun 2015 - Impending Storm Album

Click on headline for item with another Kentucky Cloud Album, this one Impending Store, 29 Jun 2015

George Kolbenschlag matches, in his huge catalog of classic landscapes, some spectacular scenes in Kentucky Clouds to match his spectacular scenes in the Rocky Mountains. Somehow, this obvious parallel he never speaks about, but is worth noting. It is especially comforting for those of us who seldom travel out-of-state, much less to foreign countries, for fear we'll miss something better happening right here.

Monday, June 30, 2015, was a red letter Kentucky Cloud Day, which Dr. Kolbenschlag documented.

"I just called them Impending storm 1,2, and 3," he notes, "I am still amazed at the beauty of the clouds this spring and summer."

2015-06-30 02:06:58 | Comments | Printable version

BJ Fudge: On auspicious day, 26 Jun 1956, when CR opened

Writer's mother, Zelma Fudge, remembers the the Circle R staff's and the games Mr. Ed Baker played on them and the prank they played on him to keep things even

By Billy Joe Fudge

Great story. My Mom, Zelma Fudge was there from the beginning, also. I shared this story with her and she reminisced about some of her work mates with which she forged several lifelong friendships.

Mildred Polston, Stella Bryant, Evelyn Fudge, Zona Bryant and who could ever forget that great personality, Ed Baker.

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2015-06-30 01:42:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Daughter recalls more about day father was Trapped in a Cave

He was trapped for seven hours. Writer was sophomore at Western Kentucky on that Saturday, May 7, 1955 when accident occurred.
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By Marilyn Fancher Jones

I am the oldest daughter of Mr. Fancher (Trapped in a Cave).

Tommy Jeffries was in front that day and went for help.

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2015-06-30 01:24:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Today, TUESDAY with CM, 30 Jun 2015

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 30, 2015:
When earnest writers
have only one book within,
they appear crazy.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 30 June 2015.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1386

2015-06-30 01:10:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 30
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Candace Schorman (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe B. and Lynda McKinley (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michele and Tony "Clutch" Coomer. (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Alice Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robin & Jeffery Willis (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Waldrif (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Buddy Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Isaac "Jake" Hill (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha R. Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nelson Branham (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Warriner, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Allen, Raywick, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Elizabeth Sweeney, Green Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen (Big Boy) Napier, Kings Mountain, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ancil Lee Farmer, Jr., 55, Taylor Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Omer Farmer, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Jaynes, Taylor County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny W. Clark, 55, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Dean Hash Chastain, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Woodson Reed, Casey County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Carter, 85, Cumberland Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Chapman Kinnett (1932-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Rose Sinclair Burton-Bush, Adair Co. Native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Don A. Brockman, 76, Adair Co., KY(1933) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, 2015
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTTraffic/Construction: - CLOSED from 27 May 2015 for estimated 42 days.
Intersection of KY 55 & KY 206/Campbellsville & Fairground Streets, Columbia, KY, with TURNING LANES. to through traffic. Sidewalks also closed. Closure projected to last about six weeks from 27 May 2015 to 8 Jul 2015 according to KY Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY. This is Day 34. Estimated Days to go 8. | (ID:35138, Comment)
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:35153, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair County Farmer's Market 6am-10amCT at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:35044, Comment)
Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 8am-1pmCT (Recurring Event) Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:35156, Comment)
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: No (0) Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-six (46) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-one (21) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) 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. Ninety-six (96) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Five (5) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:35162, Comment)
9:00amCTCeremonies for opening of Tebbs Bend-Green River Trails System. Gather at at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Betty Jane Gorin & Billy Joe Fudge | (ID:35058, Comment)
Adair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:35157, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Ruby Mae Flanagan, 87, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (ID:35134, Comment)
The "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Today's guest stars: TBA
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) | (ID:35158, Comment)
GRAS has DALE and other great dogs available for adoption today

Green River Animal Shelter open today, 10am-5pmCT. GRAS, 455 Appleby Drive, Columbia, KY. Suggested Supply donation today: BLEACH, any brand. A check or U.S. Currency Donation

Stop in and see the progress we're making. Thanks, KIM SALLEE Director

(See Animal control pickups and GRAS dogs for adoption in CM Animals - CM) | (ID:35160, Comment)
R. Fred Capps Memorial Highway to be dedicated today. Ceremonies on second floor of the Cumberland County Judicial Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY | (ID:35161, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY for Rockie Dean Tucker, 55, Adair County, KY (1960-2015) | (ID:35136, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:35154, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Mattie Geneva Keith, Adair County, KY (1951-2015) | (ID:35137, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:35155, Comment)
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:35159, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Chapter of American Red Cross new volunteer orientation in the basement of Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, | (ID:34972, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair County Hospital District Board of Trustees, Regular Meeting (AGENDA)
Westlake Regional Hospital Cafeteria, 901 Westlake DR, Columbia, KY (Recurring Event/Last Tuesdays) | (ID:35152, Comment)


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