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Jennifer Carter: Vandalism at Fairgrounds has escalated

Jennifer Carter writes:
The vandalism that goes on at the Fairgrounds has escalated. Just two weeks ago someone broke into the block concession stand and they have beat and tore up the door on the Jaycee pavilion. These perpetrators need to be caught and justice served. - Jennifer Carter
Comments re photo 62505 These three flags were stolen last night

2015-10-08 15:54:39 | Comments | Printable version

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KY Afield Outdoors: Fall Bass Fishing

2015-10-08 - Henry Co., KY - Photo by Lee McClellan. The shorter days and longer nights of early fall beckon largemouth bass in lakes into shallower waters to feed heavily. Crawfish-colored jigs with subtle trailers, similar to the jig in the mouth of this largemouth bass caught early last fall from Benjy Kinman Lake in Henry County, draw more strikes in the autumn months.
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Judges have named the winners of the Squarecrow contest

Awards have been made for the first three prize winners. There's still the anxiously awaited People's Choice awards, with voting during the festival and tabulations for that prestigious award on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the festival.
In a rush to know first place? Click on headline for Top Three Judge's Award Winners

By Ellen Zornes & Lee Ann Jessee

The Festival Judges have just announced their first second and third place winners, which are:

Third Place, a prize of $25, goes to the National Art Honor Society at Adair County High School for their entry, Vincent van Gogh PHOTO.

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2015-10-08 15:36:36 | Comments | Printable version

KY Afield Outdoors: Cooler temps heat up fall bass fishing

By Lee McClellan

Frankfort, KY - The orange tint in the tops of mature trees portend what is coming our way. Cool nights with crisp, gorgeous days signal not only some of the best days of the year in Kentucky, but also the beginning of the fall reservoir fishing season for largemouth bass.

September is typically the driest month of the year and the water in many lakes becomes air-clear. The clear water combined with the lingering summer thermal stratification of the lake makes predator fish lethargic and skittish. This leads to tough fishing.

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2015-10-08 15:33:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Remembers stations on Burkesville Street

Max Downey writes:
I must be aging; I remember all those places mentioned. Fond memories of the gas stations, filling up Dad's Adair Cheese company car. - Max
Comments re photo 62504 Favorite Old Photo Burkesville Street before current CUMC

2015-10-08 14:09:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

E-town KSP Post 4 investigating Battletown murder

30 year old Meade County man found deceased; foul play ruled by State Medical Examiner in Louisville, KY
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By Tpr. Jeff Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

Battletown, KY - Investigators from the Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown are conducting a murder investigation involving a Battletown man.

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2015-10-08 12:46:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

C/AC utilities District meeting Agenda - 08 Oct 2015

The agenda below was received at 9:07amCT, Thu 8 Oct 2015.

The Columbia/Adair Utilities District will meet at 6pmCT, Thursday, 08 Oct 2015, at the conference room of the CAUD Office, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY, with the following agenda:
  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Approval of bills
  4. Public comments
  5. Discuss PSC Order
  6. Downtown-Burkesville Street discussion
  7. Interconnector project
  8. Phase 16 Project
  9. Approve Hwy 206 Road Bore
  10. Sewer Report
  11. Water Report
  12. New business
  13. Adjourn

COLUMBIA/ADAIR COUNTY UTILITIES BOARD (CAUD), Lenny Stone, General Manager; meets at 6pmCT/7pmET, every second Thursday in the board room of the district at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. The Board includes Barry Stotts (term expires June 2016), Mike Newton (term expires March 1919), Larry Russell Bryant (term expires August 2018), Chairman Tim Baker term expires February 2016, and David Jones (term expires November 2017). The meetings are open to the public. - Jennifer Carter, Office manager Phone: 270-384-2181.

2015-10-08 08:11:40 | Comments | Printable version

Manchester named as official Kentucky Trail Town

Manchester is the ninth certified Kentucky Trail Town. It joins Dawson Springs, Livingston, Morehead, Olive Hill, London, Stearns, Elkhorn City, and Jamestown as official Kentucky Trail Towns
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By Gil Lawson
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Commonwealth News Center

Manchester, KY (Tue 6 Oct 2015) - The community of Manchester is an official "Trail Town" thanks to its connections to local streams, forests and natural landmarks, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Bob Stewart announced today.

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2015-10-08 06:11:06 | Comments | Printable version

Agrees with Helen Sparks. It's a wonderful town we live in

Kim Hadley writes:
I agree! First time I have seen everyone young and old having a great time for Fall! Such a Great Idea! - Kim Hadley
Comments re photo 62470 Helen Sparks Isnt this a wonderful town we live in

2015-10-08 05:23:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Carol Perkins: A day late and a dollar short

It happens to all of us. Not all of us have the same sense of humor about it as Carol Perkins. You plan & plan for an event, but your mind omits one vital element. (Done it myself. Had to spend a whole week in Arkansas when I arrived in Little Rock one whole week before the show. EW)
Next previous column: Carol Perkins: Little ones just don't think about grands' lives >

By Carol Perkins

"Guy, would you like to see Ray Stevens in concert?" I asked when I saw the tickets were on sale at Skypac.

"I thought he was dead." Typical reply.

I knew he liked Ray Stevens so I ordered tickets and planned the event.

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2015-10-08 03:32:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Ralph Waggener: The Square Crows have brought us together

Thanks to everyone for the smiles on hundreds of faces from the man who's popular news letter is all about smiles
About: Ellen Zornes announces Peoples Choice Squarecrow Award

By Ralph Roy Waggener, Personal Commentary
from the Editor/Publisher, It's Just for a Smile News
South Central Printing, 426 Wain Street, Columbia, KY

Columbia, KY (Wed 7 Oct 2015) - The Square Crows of Columbia have had to have a lot of work, planning and art to put them together.

The Pumpkin Butt, the children playing and even the scrawny lawyers creators put so much creative talent & effort into their Square Crows.

I could go on and on about how well this project has come together. Art ability has rarely ever shown as as well, in any community, anywhere, as this has.

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2015-10-08 03:19:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Lee Pogue, 92, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2015)

As a young man, Mr. Pogue answered the call to duty and joined the United States Army. He served his country honorably during the second World War. He was a natural storyteller; it was a favorite pastime of his to regale his grandchildren (or anyone else) with tales of his world travels. Mr. Pogue was a field worker for Dean Foods for 30 years before his retirement. He was baptized in 2006 and joined the Shepherd's Chapel Church of God in Arkansas. His wife of 73 years, Rose Marie Light, survives. He was the patriarch of a great family, numbering 63 direct living descendants. He was a native of Wayne County, KY. He will be laid to rest in on Caldwell Ridge, Adair County, KY.
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Mr. Lee Pogue of Campbellsville, KY, departed this life on October 6, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Greensburg, KY. He was 92 years, 11 months, and 25 days of age.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Pogue on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 12pmCT/1pmCT, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Bro. Todd Davis will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Caldwell Chapel Cemetery, Hwy 1104, Adair County, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET.

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2015-10-08 02:33:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Leslie Malcolm (L.M.) Tooley, Cumberland Co., KY (1947-2015)

He will be laid to rest in ancestral Cumberland County, KY. "L.M.", as he was called by all who knew him, attended LaGrange Middle School and Oldham County High School. He was a hard worker, and "A Jack Of All Trades". Before his retirement, he worked for Scott and Betsy Reagan for over 20 years. L. M. loved everyone he came in contact with. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed always being around them. He was very strong willed, full of fun, and would not hesitate to speak his mind. He was the kind of man who would give you whatever he had. He made the decison to accept Jesus Christ in his heart as his savior in 2013
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Leslie Malcolm "L.M." Tooley age 68 of Louisville, Kentucky was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 05, 2015 after a strong battle with several illnesses.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Rev. Nello Holman officiating. Burial will be in Coe Ridge Cemetery. The family requests visitation on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11amCT until the service time at 1pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

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2015-10-08 02:07:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Maurice Atchley, 74, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015)

He was a native of Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Roscoe & Clora Smith Atchley. His wife, Nona Atchley, survives. He leaves three direct living descendants. Mr. Atchley was a factory worker.
Maurice Atchley, 74, of Russell Springs, KY, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

The funeral service for Maurice Atchley will be 2pmCT, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating. Visitation will be after 11amCT Wednesday until funeral service. Burial will be in the Square Oak Cemetery in Russell County, KY.

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2015-10-08 01:49:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Homecoming at Hadley Community Church: Sun 11 Oct 2015

Homecoming at Hadley Community Church, 8269 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY, will be Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 9:30amCT. Bro. Elbert Hadley will bring the message and "The Master Four" will be singing, lunch be served at noon. There will be no afternoon service. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us. - Alterine Hadley

2015-10-08 01:08:21 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, 8 Oct 2015

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 8, 2015:
Knowing one could do
is as good as the doing
when no one else knows.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 8 October 2015.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1486

Video: Squarecrows

2015-10-08 01:03:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 8
Happy Anniversary, Boon & Anita Matney (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Caitlin and Jimmy Helm (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dustin and Jennfer Martin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Forrest and Ella Lee Wilson (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jared and Chelsea Conover (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip and Dana Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexander Kyle Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Wayne Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Blaydes Martin (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes Shaw (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Lee Willis (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Feyette Holmes (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Korey Hundley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marketta Ann Lawless (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan McCalister (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammie Jo Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tanner Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Jane Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Molen Corbin, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1953-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmy) Forsyth, Green Co., KY, Adair Co., KY, native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1925 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Goode, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Jo Davis, Green County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Dewey Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda C. Houston, Russell Springs, KY (1965-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Scott, 66 Burkesville, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Thomas York, 85, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Warriner Loy, Russell County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Waggener Richards, (d. May 12, 1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Murrell Blaydes (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcus Scott Sheene, Casey Co., KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2015
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM YARD SALES.
Yours not listed? Send now.
Using any Contact/Submit Button. Need help? WE'RE NOW POSTING, for Labor Day Weekend Yard Sales. Call 270-250-2730. | (ID:36930, Comment)
7:00amCTFall Break, Casey County School District 5-9 Oct 2015 | (ID:36818, Comment)
Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:36931, Comment)
8:00amCTHearing 9 Oct 2015, on closing of portion of Slick Rock RD W at the Adair County 911 Center, 107 N. High Street, Columbia, Kentucky | (ID:36687, Comment)
VOTING REGISTRATION DEADLINE for 3 Nov 2015 General election is 5 Oct 2015 See 2015 Kentucky Election Calendar Kentucky Secretary of State/Extensive Details with online registration information | (ID:36932, 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. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighteen (18) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One hundred two (102) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two (2) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:36937, Comment)
NoonCTLunch break WALKING Club members. Everyday, 11am-11:30amCT. At Holloway Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:36933, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:36934, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Jamestown, KY, for Nathaniel Taylor, 87, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (ID:36886, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:36935, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia/Adair Co. Utilities Bd. regular 2nd Thursday meeting. (Awaiting Agenda)
CAUD Offices, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. (Recurring /2nd Thursday) | (ID:36938, Comment)
Columbia/Adair Co. Utilities Bd. regular 2nd Thursday meeting. (TBA Agenda)
CAUD Offices, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. (Recurring /2nd Thursday) | (ID:36941, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:36779, Comment)
Adair Heritage Association meets 2nd Thursdays, at 6:30pmCT, at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - ELLEN ZORNES, President | (ID:36939, Comment)
7:00pmCTRevival 8, 9, 10 & 11 Oct 2015, with Evangelist Dr. Bill Scott; Special singing by the Turner Sisters. at Charity Baptist Church, 4072 Holmes Bend Road, Columbia, KY. - JENNIFER BIGGS | (ID:36645, Comment)
R.V. Bennett Honors Program Community Dialogue: Early Childhood Health. in the Clark Room of LWC's Katie Murrell Library, 235 Holloway Drive, Columbia, KY. Open to the public. STORY - GREG PHELPS | (ID:36849, Comment)
Adair County Search & Rescue regular 2nd Thursday meeting AC Search and Rescue (SAR) Building, 973 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:36940, Comment)


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