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Commentary: It's time to develop all of Kentucky to its potential

In response to Courier Journal's December 17, 2007,
3-1/2 pages of trashing Interstate 66 and Kentucky as a whole

By Ralph Waggener
President, South Central Printing, Inc., Columbia, KY

The first time I ever heard of the "Road to Nowhere" was when Happy Chandler, running for Governor in 1953, called Governor Lawrence Wetherby's proposed Kentucky Turnpike from Louisville to E-town, the "Road that starts nowhere and ends nowhere." Today, what was the Kentucky Turnpike is now part of I-65, one of the busiest roads in Kentucky. Despite the lesson they could have learned from Happy's hype, "Road to Nowhere" is what The Courier-Journal is calling Interstate 66 now.

I had forgotten that Interstate 65, from Louisville to E-town, was first a toll road before becoming part of Interstate 65. My good friend, Mayor Pat Bell, reminded me of this.The story in the The Courier-Journal, by C.R. Dunlap, is a self-serving one.

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2007-12-31 15:03:09 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Adair County: Little Cake School

2007-12-31 - Little Cake Road, First District, Adair County, KY - Photo By Pen.
THIS BEAUTIFULLY AGING SCHOOL BUILDING in the Little Cake Community, with is long bank of windows looking out over Little Creek Road and the Green River Valley, must have been a wonderful place of learning. The picture above was taken Saturday evening, December 29, 2007. editors invite comments and memories on the school. For other Pen photos at group at Flickr, Click Here. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Mon., Dec. 31, 2007" feature.

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Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Somerset, gets new chair, Jane Eller

Adair County's A.L. Sinclair continues as a member of PRIDE's Board of Directors
With one photo

By Cindy Lackey
Special story

The state's top environmental education official will lead the nonprofit organization Eastern Kentucky PRIDE in 2008. PRIDE announced today that Jane Eller, who is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, now serves as the PRIDE Board of Directors Chairwoman, a volunteer position.

"Jane's selection as the PRIDE Chairwoman reflects the importance that we place on environmental education, both in schools and the community," U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5) said. Rep. Rogers founded PRIDE in 1997. Rogers continued, "After a very successful decade of cleaning up the environment of southern and eastern Kentucky, the PRIDE Board of Directors will put more resources into environmental education in 2008. That is the key to securing our progress in restoring this region's natural beauty. I have great confidence in the board members and appreciate their service."

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2007-12-31 14:25:40 | Comments | Printable version

Obituary: Bonnie Aaron, 99, Glensfork, KY


Mrs. Aaron was a member of a highly respected Glensfork family. She was a homemaker and a member of the Glensfork Church of the Nazarene. She was the head of a large family, and leaves 33 living descendants
Bonnie Aaron, 99, a resident of Summit Manor Health & Rehab, Columbia, KY, formerly of the Glensfork Commuity, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007, at 3:17amCT and Summit Manor.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Tone and Bro. Jay Damron the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Grant Cemetery at Glensfork.

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2007-12-31 14:13:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Grider family, friends celebrate at German-American Club

With one photo
On December 16, Mr. Erwin Lepiarczyk journeyed to Louisville. He shared holiday cheer with members of the Daniel Marion Grider family and friends who attended a splendid Christmas concert and dinner at the German-American Club.

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Obituary: Sandra Elizabeth Truax, 59, Columbia, KY


Sandra Elizabeth Truax, 59, 117 Wagon Wheel Lane, Columbia, KY, died Saturday, December 29, 2007, at 12:43pm, at her home, after an illness.

She is survived by her husband, James "Bo" Truax, Columbia, KY, and by the following:

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2007-12-31 09:30:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co., KY Soil, Water cost share applications start Jan. 2

Deadline for applications is January 25, 2008
By Jason Stephens
Special story

The Adair County Conservation District will accept applications for the 2008 Soil and Water Cost Share Assistance Program beginning Wednesday January 2, 2008.

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Two more Pike family members added to Adair Veterans List


Brenda Clark sent the following information to add to the Adair County Veterans List.

"My husband, Randall Clark had 2 great uncles from Adair Co. that was in World War I. They are William Alvin Pike, WWI, Co. A. 125th. Infantry, buried in Cane Valley Cemetery, Cane Valley, KY; and Benjamin Harrison Pike, WWI PSC, U.S. Army, buried in Cane Valley Cemetery"

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2007-12-31 08:52:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Happy Anniversary to Billy Englands in Anderson, IN



I would like to say a special "Happy Anniversary!" to my sister and brother-in-law. They are Frances and Billy England. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 26, 2007. I wish them many more years together. They were blessed with a wonderful anniversary party given by their children, in Anderson, IN, where they live.

I love you both. And wish you a wonderful New Year in 2008.

s/Joyce Kelley

2007-12-31 08:24:58 | Comments | Printable version

Help wanted on a lead for Aussie at G.R.A.S.

Click Here for story of Australian Shepherd at Green River Animal Shelter
Ed or Linda,

A distant cousin of mine has purebred Australian Shepherds. I think he lives in or near Royville in Russell County. His name is Thimmie Shepherd Jr. but is called Bud. Please have someone check with him before the dog is given away.

s/Morris Shepherd

Thanks. We haven't been able to find contact information, but would like for any acquaintance to pass the word along to Bud Shepherd. -EW

2007-12-31 08:04:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, Mon., Dec. 31, 2007: Contribute to good cause day

Holiday schedules: What's open, what's closed for government offices, schools, business and others

Click here for New Year's 2008 greetings (and Christmas 2007), messages. Scroll down to Photos at end of feature for , Today, December 31, 2007 standout, stand alone, no story photo(s). Added throughout the day.

Spotlighting, in brief, today's EVENTS for Day 365 of 2007 (Naught days remaining).
  • Today: Last day to change political party affiliation
  • 6:30pm to 12:00amCT: Watch night service at Hadley's Community Church
  • 7pmCT/8pmET: Night watch service at First General Baptist Church
  • Click Here for Events in Detail, Calendar as Posted for Events throughout 2008.

    • Movie at Columbian Theatre National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets It is rated PG-13 and will play nightly at 6 and 8 pm and Sunday at 2 and 4 pm only.
    • Click Here to do your shopping in the comfort of your home, with Wal-Mart Site-to-Store (SM). Order online, pick up at Columbia Wal-Mart or other Wal-Mart store.
    To advertise here, call (270) 250-2730 or use contact/submit button

    Much more, inside (or below), including "Driver's Seat" quick links to sites of local interest, including Adair County Public Library, local, state and national news sources.

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    2007-12-31 06:55:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

    Deer hunt: Adair Co., KY, 940; Green Co, 925

    Hunters report 940 deer taken in Adair in so far in 2007. Green County is next in the Greater Adair County area, at 925, as of 6:31amCT, Monday, December 31, 2007.

    Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Telecheck showed these numbers reported for Adair and surrounding counties through Wednesday, December 31, 2007:

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    2007-12-31 06:39:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

    Letter: Photographer took Angel in 76 Falls as a sign

    Letters and Feedback to
    Response to letter from Billy Joe Fudge


    I do not know if the Angel can be seen at all times or just certain times. I had never been there before and have not been back. I think it was a sign from the Lord that everything would be all right with me. At the time I had cancer and have since been healed. To me it is a wonderful blessing that I wish everyone could see. I pray that it does touch each person that sees it. Once again thanks for posting it.

    s/Rhonda Reliford

    2007-12-31 06:22:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

    Obituary: Wilma Marshall, 88, teacher, school employee


    Mrs. Marshall was retired after diverse careers in the Adair County School District. She was a member of the Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene and was the member of a highly respected Adair County family.
    Wilma Marshall, 88, a resident of Summit Manor Health & Rehab, 400 Bomar Heights, Columbia, passed away Sunday, December 30, at 6:20pm at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia.

    She was born November 25, 1919, the daughter of the late Chrisman H. and Harriet Sparks Powell. She was the widow of Elva Ray Marshall, who preceded her in death on April 24, 1961.

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    2007-12-31 06:09:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

    Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 31
    Happy Anniversary, Daniel and Betty Gadberry (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Daniel and Megan Polston | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Danny and Janet Antle (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Ed and Linda Waggener (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Jimmy and Barbara Abrell (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Kenny and Jaimie Wisdom (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Richie and Angie Melson (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Mitzi Bault (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Anniversary, Ron and Peggy Wooley (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Cory Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Danny Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Hannah Finn | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Helen Fetty | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Hodge Alan Stephens (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Joey McClister (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Joseph Tyler Sneed (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Juanita Young | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, KrisDi'anne James (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Lisa Comperry | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Nancy Foster (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Ryan Doss (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
    Happy Birthday, Steven Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Ret. Col. Caleb Paige "Pat" Sullivan (1926 ) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Rhonda Mae Richerson, 31, Taylor Co., KY (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Jane McCubbin (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Gwendolyn Love, Columbia, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Gaskin, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Raymond Pierce, 64, Adair Co., KY native (1945-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Mr. David Marcum, Magnolia, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Alfred Bob Foster, Casey County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joe Mack Price, Green County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Raymond Radford, 86, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
    in Memory Birthday, Eva Mae Kimbler, 85, Russell County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Young Costello, 80, Adair Co. KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Thomas Ray Davis, 82, Green County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Carrie Shirk, 6 weeks, Casey County, KY (2014-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In memory birthday, Marie H. Loy, Columbia, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, A.G. Reese, 76, Russell Co., KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Edith Coomer, 100, Adair & Taylor Counties, KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Jeffrey Grant Scott, Adair County, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Opal Taylor Thompson, 86, Casey County/Adair Co., KY native (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Charles M. Simpson, McCracken County, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Ryan Cody Cleary, 31, Burkesville, KY (1985-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Charles Raymond Pierce | (Updates/Corrections)
    In Memory Birthday, Dorothy E. Curry | (Updates/Corrections)

    Events scheduled for Monday, December 31, 2007
    All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
    NoonCTLast day to change political party affiliation
    Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that political party affiliations upcoming primary election. To register to vote or to change political parties, visit the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair in the Courthouse Annex, Downtown Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-2801. | (ID:618, Comment)
    Adair County Public Library Bookmobile: Will not run, Holiday today
    The Adair County Public Library's bookmobile is scheduled to in this area today. If you have questions or are interested in the bookmobile services, call (270) 384-2472. The bookmobile librarian/driver is Anita Ridldle. The Adair County Public Libary catalog is online. To access it and other information, Click Here | (ID:651, Comment)
    Night watch service New Year's Eve at First General Baptist Church
    First General Baptist Church located in Campbellsville just past the Taylor Regional Hospital, on the left, headed north, will have a night watch service on Monday, December 31, 2007, starting at 8pmET/7pmCT. Only By Grace will be singing and Bro. Darrell Tucker will be preaching. Everyone invited to attend. For more information call (270) 384-5383. | (ID:760, Comment)
    Click here for Christmas 2007 and New Year's 2008 greetings, messages. | (ID:806, Comment)
    Watch night service at Hadley's Community Church
    Hadley's Community Church will be having a watch night service on Monday, December 31, 2007, beginning at 6:30pm and continuing until 12:00amCT. Living by Faith will be singing along with other local talent. The pastor, Bro. Elbert Hadley, and congregation invite everyone to attend. Hadley's Community Church is located south of Columbia on Scenic Highway 704 at 8409 Fairplay Rd., Columbia KY. | (ID:826, Comment)


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