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ACHS Celebrate My Drive effort rolling in Richmond, KY

Vote Now. VOTE FOR ACHS Daily
It only takes a couple of minutes and it's fun. An All Effort is Need for just 2 more Days: Today-Tomorrow 23-24 Oct 2014!!! - Shamarie Claiborne..

Sherri Crawhorn writes:
Just to let you know that voting is going on in Richmond, Ky as well twice daily. Sherri Crawhorn --Sherri Crawhorn
Comments re article 70629 ACHS in Nashville challenges all to VOTE In Celebrate My Drive

2014-10-23 13:21:45 | Comments | Printable version

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ACES getting into the fall spirit

2014-10-23 - ACES, 870 Indian DR, Columbia, Ky - Photo by Lana Glasgow.
Adair County Elementary School Library is getting into the fall spirit by having students decorate pumpkins as their favorite book character. From left are Minnie Mouse; Olivia, by Harley Judd; Curious George by Ernie Harper; and Harry Potter by Amber Moore. --Lana Glasgow

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Ben Arnold: Good is done is good

Ben Arnold writes:
Larry, No hard feelings, none. It was time. Anyway good is done is good. --Ben Arnold
Comments re photo 57193 The Purple Building is getting touchup. Photo by Ben Arnold.

2014-10-23 12:34:43 | Comments | Printable version

Unemployment Sep 2014: CM 7 area rates down 2 month in row

Adair, Green & Taylor Counties all under 6.0% unemployment for September. All Counties in 7-County CM area show year to year improvement. Adair County same as nation as a whole at 5.7% and BELOW Kentucky average. Taylor and Green even better.

7-County Area Unemployment Comparison
September 2014 vs September 2013; ranked best to worst joblessness
  • Taylor Co. unemployment, down from 7.42%, 2012, to 5.4%, 2014
  • Green Co, unemployment, down from 7.5%, 2013, to 5.5%, 2014
  • Adair Co. unemployment down from 7.7%, 2013, to 5.7%, 2014
  • Metcalfe Co. unemployment, down from 7.9%, 2013, to 5.9%, 2014
  • Casey Co. unemployment, down from 8.2%, 2013, to 6.0%, 2014
  • Cumberland Co. unemployment, down from 9.9%, 2013, to 6.3%, 2014
  • Russell Co. unemployment, down from 9.5%, 2012, to 7.5%, 2014
The U.S. unemployment rate for September 2014 was 5.7%. The rate for the state of Kentucky was 6.0%. The rate for the Lake Cumberland Area Development District rate for September 2014 was 6.6%. The rate for the Barren River Area Development District, which includes Metcalfe County, was 6.0% for September 2014. Source: 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.

2014-10-23 12:30:45 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS in Nashville challenges all to VOTE In Celebrate My Drive

Comments re article 70627 Shamarie Claiborne Have to turn up VOTE next two days

Dana Hancock Edwards writes:
Just letting you know, we are voting for ACHS in Nashville, TN. As an alumni, you can vote for ACHS wherever you live and I challenge all alumni to vote. Thanks! Dana Hancock Edwards, Class of 88 --Dana Hancock Edwards
It only takes a couple of minutes and it's fun, and VITALLY Important now.

2014-10-23 12:00:15 | Comments | Printable version

Jackie Dudley, 66, Adair County, KY (1948-2014)

He was a member of Gradyville Baptist Church and a retired gas attendant for Gate Petroleum, and will be remembered warmly by those thousands he met and served in professional, friendly manner. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was a member of a large, respected family centered around Western Adair County, KY. His wife, Betty Burton Dudley, survives. He was the son of the late Everett Claudis & Nancy Richard Dudley. He leaves 13 direct living descendants.
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Jackie Dudley, 66, of Columbia, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:36pmET at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Keith Fields officiating. Burial will be in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation after 4pmCT, Friday, October 25, 2014.

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2014-10-23 10:43:06 | Comments | Printable version

Shamarie Claiborne: Have to turn up VOTE next two days

We''ve moved up 21 places overnight!!! We can make all our hard work pay off if we turn it up a notch today, tomorrow
It only takes a couple of minutes and it's fun, and VITALLY Important now.

By Shamarie Claiborne

Awesome job everyone! We jumped from 129 to 108 over night – now the next two days we HAVE to turn it up a notch --- Together we can do this folks! Go commit/vote from every email you can find --- remind your neighbors, co-workers, or anyone with an email address. Top 50 here we come!

- Shamarie Claiborne, Media Publicity Coordinator, Adair County School District

2014-10-23 10:22:18 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky's Top 10 factory employers includes Dart Containers

Manufacturing is not only a tremendous driver of Kentucky’s economy, but it also directly impacts the well-being and stability of thousands of families throughout the Commonwealth. Kentucky’s manufacturers continue to be a source of quality, high-paying jobs. I want to thank these companies for making Kentucky stronger, as well as the employees who work tirelessly to make these great products. - GOV. BESHEAR

In honor of October being National Manufacturing Month, the following are the top 10 largest manufacturing employers in the state:
  1. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Georgetown (7,900 employees)
  2. General Electric, Louisville (5,600)
  3. Ford, Louisville Assembly Plant, Louisville (4,500)
  4. Ford, Kentucky Truck Plant, Louisville (4,000)
  5. Dart Container Corporation, Horse Cave (1,420)
  6. Tyson Foods, Robards (1,400)
  7. North American Stainless, Ghent (1,380)
  8. JBS, Louisville (1,350)
  9. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Hickory (1,300)
  10. Perdue Farms Inc., Beaver Dam (1,280)
The Commonwealth is home to more than 4,000 manufacturers, representing 220,000 jobs. That means one in every eight jobs in Kentucky is in manufacturing.
from Gov. Beshear's Communiations office

2014-10-23 08:14:15 | Comments | Printable version

Mark Dykes: Bank of Columbia helping ACHS Celebrate My Drive

It only takes a couple of minutes and it's fun.

Mark Dykes writes:
What a great opportunity for EVERYONE to help Adair Co students. At the Bank of Columbia we have encouraged all employees to submit daily for this challenge and we would like to challenge all competitors and local business\' to do the same. Mark A Dykes, Executive Vice President --Mark Dykes
Comments re article 70544 Help Adair Co High School Win 100000

2014-10-23 08:05:24 | Comments | Printable version

Kenny Absher: Wants a leader of vision leading Columbia

By Kenny Absher
Personal opinion of the commentator

Good for you. Dr. Ben Arnold. The city has gone so far down the tubes with its current status quo and the business owners have suffered long enough. I know I shop in Russell Springs and Campbellsville, but a leader with vision can bring prosperity back home.

Also as a county resident, taxation without representation is wrong; waiting like they did was wrong so no one else could run. They are just self-serving bureaucrats caring only for themselves. Kenny Absher, Cane Valley, KY

Thanks, Kenny Absher - Agree with you on needing leaders with vision; but not the attribution of selfish motives by those who voted for The Tax *(what most are calling a Payroll Tax or City Income Tax - the euphemistically self-style "Occupational License Tax").

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2014-10-23 07:44:02 | Comments | Printable version

Singing at Sparksville Church of the Nazarene Sun 9 Nov 2014

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

Ricardo Hughes will be singing at Sparksville Church of The Nazarene at 9562 Burkesville Rd., Columbia, KY at 6:30pmCT, Sun 9 Nov 2014 Pastor Lonny Karnes and congregation invites everyone to attend. --Jane Sparks

2014-10-23 07:30:53 | Comments | Printable version

More voters than ever registered in Kentucky

3,147,157 registered voters eligible statewide the 4 Nov 2014 general election nears
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By Lynn Sowards Zellen and Bradford Queen
News from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes office

More than 3.1 million Kentuckians will appear on the voter rolls for the November 4 General Election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today. The total number of registered voters - 3,147,157 - constitutes a new record, beating the 3,105,349 registered for the Primary Election held in May. The difference is an increase of 1.4%, or 41,800 voters, over five months.

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2014-10-23 07:07:21 | Comments | Printable version

Community letter: Gadberry, Adair Co., KY has important visitor

From the Alpine reaches of Adair County, KY, word of the second occurrence this year.

Charles Marshburn writes:
It's official! Jack Frost has visited Gadberry this morning! For he second time this year. The first was on October 5, 2014.

Today's was light and didn't burn my fig tree too badly! I meant to say it was light and didn't burn my fig tree too badly! Charles Marshburn
Thanks, Charles Marshburn - And, before our phone rings off the hook with questions: Was a good time had by all?. If you had paid attention in the Adair County Assimilation Academy, You'da knowed to ax that question.. It's just the polite way to end a letter. Seriously, thanks for this information. The real question is: Was this the first of this year? - EW

2014-10-23 06:58:29 | Comments | Printable version

Jill W. Smith: We can WIN the Celebrate My Drive for ACHS

It only takes a couple of minutes and it's fun.

Jill W Smith writes:
Hey Ed. WOW!!!!! We can make this happen!!! The support for the Adair Co High School in the Celebrate My Drive Campaign has been OUTSTANDING!!!! We need to continue to VOTE every day! Adair Co is in the small school category! They are currently at 129 out of 1654 schools. They have moved up 62 spots since Monday! This is more than any other school has moved up. How AWESOME is that? In fact very few high schools from Kentucky have even made it in the Top 500. I think there are only 9. As this morning Monroe Co was at 98, Adair Co was at 129 and Cumberland Co was at 335. This is why we need everyone to go to the link and make a commitment to safe driving and VOTE for Adair Co High School. I can't thank Adair Co enough as once again you have rallied together and made a difference. We have until Friday at midnight to put Adair Co High in the Top 50!!!! With this continued OUTSTANDING support we can do it!! Please VOTE!!!! It only takes a few minutes!! We can do this!!! --Jill W Smith
Comments re article 70610 Dr Ronald P Rogers family voting in Celebrate My Drive

2014-10-23 05:42:08 | Comments | Printable version

Melson Ridge Yard Sale Sat 25 Oct 2014 for Adair Food Pantry

At Melson Ridge United Baptist Church

The Melson Ridge United Baptist Church will be having a yard sale 7am-1pmCT, Sat 25 Oct 2014 starting at 3082 Melson Ridge Road Columbia, KY. C lothes, glassware tools, home baked items. All proceeds go to the Adair County Food Pantry. --Nadene Baker

2014-10-23 05:18:10 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's Soccer defeats Georgetown 2-0, Wed 22 Oct 2014

Jorim Chari and Tom Moody each scored in the victory
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GEORGETOWN, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team defeated Georgetown (Ky.) by a 2-0 mark on Wednesday night at Field.

A first half score by Jorim Chari and second half successful penalty by Tom Moody were the difference makers for Lindsey Wilson (11-2-1, 6-0-1 MSC).

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2014-10-23 05:13:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Women's Soccer: Blue Raiders play Georgetown to 1-1 draw

Blue Raiders outshot the Tigers 34-4 on the night

By Charles Balcom

GEORGETOWN, KY - The seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with Georgetown (KY) on Wednesday night at Field.

The Blue Raiders move to 8-3-3 on the season and their 5-0-1 Mid-South Conference record keeps them in second place in the MSC standings.

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2014-10-23 04:59:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, THURSDAY with CM, 23 Oct 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 23, 2014:
Discard gift with care
so as to avoid hurting
feelings of giver.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 23 October 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1136

2014-10-23 04:44:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Brenda F. Woolum, 53, Russell Co., KY (1961-2014)

She was a native of Clinton County, KY, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Emma (Bell) & Johnny Appleby. She was one of 10 siblings; nine survive.
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Brenda F. Woolum, 53, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Wed 22 Oct 2014 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral Services for Brenda F. Woolum will be at 1pmCT, Fri 24 Oct 2014, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Herl D. Robertson and Bro. Mitchell Bunch officating. Burial in the Jamestown City Cemetery, 201 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY.

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2014-10-23 04:34:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 23
Happy Anniversary, Cortez and Ruth Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Larry and Patricia Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Nick and Diana Roy (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Roger and Virginia Garner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tommy and Lisa Edwards (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aaron Gaskins (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arraya Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bubby (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl Lewis Burris (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dorothy VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dustin Pegg (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Geneva Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kali Ann Irvin (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lacey Helm (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lali Ann Irvin (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lewis Wheeler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, McKenzie Grace Janes (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nathan Dickey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Renee Garmon Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Daryl Huckaby, Jr. (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Ray Marshall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Coomer Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William (PeeWee) Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Ellis Pickett (-1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Junior Pierce, 75, Green Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Edward Wayne Morrison, Green Co. KY native (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Adell Ballou Wolfe, Adair Co., KY native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Reynolds Vance, Green Co., KY (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. John K. Durham, Green County, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Neal Whitley, Sr., Clinton Co., KY (1976-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Dudley, 66, Adair County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 23, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact 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:30530, Comment)
8:00amCTAbsentee Voting Machine open Mon-Friday 8am-4:30pmCT
Adair County Clerk's Office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:30772, Comment)
9:00amCTCelebration of Life of Maxine Harmon, Adair Co., KY native (1931-2014), Louisville, KY | (ID:30976, Comment)
11:00amCTDorothy Ann Wallace, 84, Metcalfe County, KY (d 20 Oct 2014) | (ID:30970, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:30591, Comment)
Melson Ridge Yard Sale benefits Adair Food Pantry
Melson Ridge United Baptist Church, 3082 Melson Ridge Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:30992, Comment)
1:00pmCTAdair Co. Garden Club meeting: Nick Roy on "Putting your garden to sleep" | (ID:30858, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:30561, Comment)
6:00pmCTRevival at Plum Point Baptist Church | (ID:30850, Comment)
Healthful Living Cooking Schools, 6pm-7pmCT
At Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:30889, Comment)
Annual 4-H Awards Banquet, 4-H Ham Auction
Adair County Elementary School (ACES), 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:30917, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:30652, Comment)
Revival 22-25 Oct 2014 & Homecoming 26 Oct 2014 at Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY | (ID:30747, Comment)
Millerfield Brethren in Christ revival is Wed-Sun, 22-26 Oct 2014
Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:30930, Comment)
Revival continue at Praise Assembly of God, 22-24 Oct 2014 | (ID:30968, Comment)
7:00pmCTLWC Concert Choir offers Musical Potpourri
at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg, KY | (ID:30956, Comment)


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