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Reports KY 704 closed

KY 704 (Fairplay RD) is closed in front of Burton Stone. The water went over the hood of a truck trying to get through so the rescue squad is turning vehicles around. -Kevin Nuss, 7:20pmCT, Sunday, May 2, 2010.

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Flooding, May 2, 2010: KY 206 bridge under water

2010-05-02 - Photo by Laurie Dunbar. KY 206 Columbia, KY
Laurie Dunbar took photos of the Russell Creek Bridge at 12 noon CT when the road was clear, and again at 5pmCT, above, when traffic was being turned back and water over the bridge made it impassable.

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No School in Adair Co. KY May 3, 2010

David Jones, called at 7:25pmCT, Sunday evening, May 2, 2010 to announce:

No school in Adair Co., Monday, May 3, 2010!

"We just can't take a chance on the safety of students tomorrow. We don't yet know the status of bridges," he said. Jones said that right now, some drivers and busses are stranded, and many of the roads are simply impassable.

There is also a threat of flooding in Col. Wm Casey Elementary if the rain continues, he said. Flood water in back of the school was just a few inches away from flooding the school at times this afternoon, he said.

2010-05-02 19:34:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Retired Teachers Meeting

The Adair County Retired Teachers will meet on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10amCT at Mulligan's at the Pines, 275 Country Club RD, Columbia, KY. LWC Scholarship recipient will be announced. All Adair County Retired Teachers are invited to attend. Lunch will be available at 11amCT. -Bobbie Coomer

2010-05-02 19:18:09 | Comments | Printable version

Most major roads into Edmonton, KY closed

But Edmonton City Lake dam seems to be holding at this time

By Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia, KY

Edmonton, KY.) - Units from Post 15, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, local Metcalfe County and Edmonton City law enforcement and EMS and personnel from the KY National Guard have now closed most of the major KY state highways into Edmonton due to high water.

KSP officials' are asking ALL motorists to avoid the area. Some residents have been evacuated from the area as there has been some concern about the Edmonton City Dam failing. However, it is currently holding well as water is beginning to recede.

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2010-05-02 17:07:02 | Comments | Printable version

Flooding May 2, 2010:
CJE/CMD Response Command Post at 911 Center

Judge Melton at Command Post at Adair 911 coordinating flood response with County EMD Greg Thomas. "Damage is severe and it is county wide," she said.

By Ed Waggener

Adair County Government units are activated, with a Command Post set up at the Adair 911 Center, 107 N. High Street. County Judge Executive Ann Melton and County Emergency Management Director (EMD) Greg Thomas are in charge of the response, and the entire Adair County Road Department has been Called in to make emergency repairs where possible.

Judge Melton and Director Thomas are helping with calls to the non-emergency line at (270) 384-6466.

"Damage is severe and it is countywide," Judge Melton said. "For now, we're asking everyone to stay off the roads if at all possible and to use extreme care if they do travel."

County Judge Ann Melton reports the closure of the bridge on Abrell Road over Sulphur Creek. Debris is threatening the structure she said, and the county road department is posting temporary signs and barriers closing the road. Fortunately, the bridge is already scheduled for replacement, Judge Melton said.

Several roads are closed (others may be closed)

The list of county roads closed is growing:
  • Old Gradyville RD, with water over the road and a bridge out
  • Corbin Richards RD, with logs across the dry bridges
  • Yuma-Roley RD, in District 6
  • Mt. Tussle RD, of KY 76 near Knifley, KY
  • Abrell Rd at Sulphur Creek, where the county has declared the bridge crossing unsafe.
  • Ray Williams RD in District 6, off KY 76
  • Taylor Ford RD is closed. Water is over the Sulphur Creek Bridge
Command center has had steady stream of calls today

The emergency center has been busy with calls. "We learning of new problems continuously," she said. "Just a little while ago," she said at just after 2pmCT, we had a call that the blacktop on Barnetts Creek Road - the new blacktop we just put down - has washed away. That call came from Lisa Lee."

At this time, Judge Melton said, there is no way to put an estimate on what the damage will be. "We know of $100's of thousands of dollars in damage," she said, "and it's possible the damage will run into the millions."

Temporary shelter at Adair Annex

Judge Melton said the temporary shelter will be available until further notice in the basement of the Adair Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia. "Greg (Adair County Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Thomas) opened the shelter this morning during the tornado alert," she said, "and we'll continue to make that available."

2010-05-02 13:51:59 | Comments | Printable version

Gradyville Flooding May 2, 2010
Bridge out Old Gradyville RD /P. Coomer RD

Betsy Fausnaugh just reported the bridge in front of her home has washed out. She said that about 14' of asphalt was heaved up by the water, taking out the bridge where Old Gradyville Road intersects with Paul Coomer Road.

The bridge spanned the joining of Big Creek and Cool Springs Creek.

"I have never seen waves on Big Creek," Betsy said, "until today!" The water is reported to be about 12' away from her barn but she feels safe. "I can go to the mountain behind me if the water comes too close to the house."

Magistrate Perry Reeder out early today surveying the damage

"We're facing a mountain of road problems down here," Fourth District Magistrate Perry Reeder said early today in a call from the scene. "I'm looking toward the Gradyville Baptist Church from KY 80," he said, "and water is lapping at the door there. The road to the church is covered with water. It's a mess."Magistrate Reeder said that a lot of trees had washed out. "Gravel is washing away and piling up in the roadways," he said. "and potholes are showing up where you'd never expect them to happen. We're going to be working ourselves out of this situation for a long time," he said.

2010-05-02 13:05:37 | Comments | Printable version

Imminent Dunham Lake Dam failure reported in Edmonton

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a flash flood warning for the Little Barren River in Metcalfe County until 3:15 p.m. CDT today.

Emergency Management Services in Metcalfe County announced the imminent failure of Dunham Lake Dam (also referred to as "City Lake" by locals) just outside of Edmonton.

Precautionary preparedness actions are recommended if you live downstream of the Dam relocate to higher ground now! U.S. Highway 68 may be impacted by this dam failure.

2010-05-02 12:53:31 | Comments | Printable version

Flooding, May 2, 2010: Heavy flooding in Colony Townhouses

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By Ed Waggener

Flooding at Colony Townhouses

Phyllis Hogan, an RN who just moved to Columbia, KY to work at Spectrum Academy called at 10:32amCT to say that her townhouse at 179 Colony is being flooded and her furniture, and that of her neighbors is being ruined by water. "We need help to move our furniture," she said.

"At least seven of the townhouses are affected," she said.

Flooding stops traffic on some roads

Flooding has stopped traffic on several roads in the county this morning, including Pelham Branch Road, Gradyville, Clear Springs, and on KY 55 in Glens Fork.

Bull Run Creek is highest in five years

Barbara Armitage reports from her home at The Farm, Tucker's Station, 1535 Bull Run Road that the creek is higher than she's seen it in the five years she's lived there.

But the photographer in her impelled her to get out, save a cat, and take photos. "I braved a trip to the front yard in between lighting strikes for these - the trip was worth it I was able to rescue a very wet angry cat sitting under the porch while I was there," she wrote, "I will dry off the cat and change my clothes and go back out in a while for more pictures. No one wants to see a 56 year old woman in a wet T-shirt," she said.

To send reports to us, to call radio stations:
To submit reports of high water or to send photos, call us at (270) 384-3979 or (270) 250-2730, or email directly at To call the Radio Station WHVE, the number is (270) 384-7979. To Call Radio Station WAIN, the number is (270) 384-2134 or 2135.

2010-05-02 10:37:13 | Comments | Printable version

History: Suggests more research on old time preachers

About: Rev. Harvey Jeffries Conover


Research of some of the old time preachers would be very interesting.

Two of the Christian Church preachers with close ties to Adair County are H.J. Conover and Luther Young of Dunnville.

Those two were institutions. Bro. Young preached at many of the churches in Adair: Tabernacle, Roley, Knifley, Chrestnut Grove. Cane Valley, etc.

s/David Rosenbaum

2010-05-02 05:49:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Great Wooded South Think Tank

By Billy Joe Fudge
Retired District Forester, Kentucky Division of Forestry

Think Tank

Let me think now. I believe that science has proven several things we need to look at and propose some theories we should consider.

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2010-05-02 05:32:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Haiku by Robert Stone: March and April 2010

Dear Reader,
Another two months have rolled by and here are the recent haiku. All of them were written as comments on comments or on status notes or on photographs or on blog posts or in responses to emails. If you are really curious as to what caused me to write one of these, send me a note and I'll let you know.
written by Robert Stone, March and April 2010
Facebook addiction,
virtual tarbaby sticky,
dumb but not speechless.

- Monday, 1 March 2010

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2010-05-02 05:21:06 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: In a hurry

If I slowed down and paid attention to details, my life would be much simpler. Won't happen. Just won't happen. Carol Perkins writes following what should have been a simple job: Getting a four year old from Edmonton to Brentwood
Next previous Carol Perkins column: The Furniture Truck

By Carol Perkins

In a Hurry

One day last week I must have attracted a black cloud. My grandson had been visiting since Sunday, so I was taking him back home Wednesday afternoon. (He lives in Brentwood, TN.) I loaded his luggage and his toys and then him.

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2010-05-02 04:56:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Tom Chaney No. 252: The Art of Ken Follett

Of Writers and Their Books, No. 252: 2 May 2010, essay The Art of Ken Follett
The next earlier Tom Chaney column, a book review of Generations by John Edgerton

By Tom Chaney
Email: Tom Chaney

The Art of Ken Follett

I keep being impressed with the works of writer Ken Follett. Beginning with his 1978 novel, Eye of the Needle and continuing down to the present, Follett has been a pleasure to read and re-read.

I have to confess to the delights of re-reading most of what he has written even when I know the intricacies of plot ahead of time.

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2010-05-02 04:40:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

First Pastoral Anniversary at Pleasant Hill MBC

Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 693 Haskinsville RD (Junction 1913 off Junction 565) Greensburg, KY, will observe the first pastoral anniversary of Pastor Emmanuel Young at the church at 11:30amCT, Sunday, May 23, 2010, with guests Pastor S.T. Peoples and the New Vine Missionary Baptist Church of Fayette Co., KY. Events will continue through 4:30pm. Dinner will be served immediately after morning worship.

2010-05-02 04:25:25 | Comments | Printable version

It's time to write Mother's Day Tributes

Mother's Day is May 9, 2010, as Teresa Kindred reminds readers with her memories of her loving and heroic mother, Shirley Layne Demumbrum Bell of Edmonton, KY, in today's A Kindred Spirit: Mother's Day

A special series, "Mother's Day tributes for May 10, 2009 on was a huge favorite with readers.

The feature will repeated again this year. Text tributes are free for the first or best one to a mother; we hope families can coordinate the signing of text tributes, and we'll post as many as appropriate and possible as received, giving priority to those from or about mothers from Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties in Kentucky. Those who wish may add a photo. There is a charge, $9.95, for that, which may be paid with a credit card or PayPal account to: any Contact/Submit button to send your tribute.

2010-05-02 04:15:15 |
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Chuck Hinman, IJMA No. 196: Changing Oil

It's Just Me Again 196: Changing OilExperiences with a 1962 Chevrolet the kids called "Blackie."
The next earlier Chuck Hinman story Cow Tales Is Chuck Hinman your favorite Sunday with CM columnist, as many tell us? If so, we hope you'll drop him a line by email. Reader comments to CM are appreciated, as are emails directly to Mr. Hinman at:

By Chuck Hinman

It is a fact of life that some people are blessed with more skills and aptitudes than others. And yes, even horse-sense seems unevenly distributed.

I wasn't blessed with automotive maintenance skills as many are. Maybe that's why the Lord never made it possible for me to own a car until I was 27 years old. There was an element of truth in Dad's admonition that Chuck should "stay ten feet away from cars." That was funny but it hurt.

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2010-05-02 03:57:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Rev. Joey N. Welsh: Your chance to be a patron of the arts

Another Angle.Your chance to be a patron of the arts, was first published 17 April 2005 in the Hart County News-Herald. Editor Robert Stone notes, "I have rewritten the ending of this column which was an invitation to the Kentucky Voices readings in 2005." The article is of highest importance here with the increasing number of locally produced arts events at Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University and with the local and nearby theater groups -EW
To see other articles by this author, enter "Rev. Joey N. Welsh," or "Another Angle," in the searchbox. The next earlier Another Angle: Who Is Thy Neighbor?

By The Rev. Joey N. Welsh

Your chance to be a patron of the arts

In the Latin language the noun pater or patris means father. Forms of this word have shown up throughout our religious and cultural history, and they are with us yet today. Pater Noster (Our Father) is a traditional name for the Lord's Prayer, coming from the first words of its Latin text. Patristics refers to the study of early thinkers, or fathers, of religious ideas. Patria refers to fatherland or homeland, and the word patriotic arises from it. Then there is the word patron

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2010-05-02 03:46:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

A Kindred Spirit: Mother's Day

With Mother's Day arriving in just one week, Teresa Kindred writes a column dedicated to One Very Special Mother, Shirley Layne DeMumbrum Bell, and all the mothers out there who love beyond measure.
The next earlier A Kindred Spirit is Freedom of Speech and South Park

By Teresa Kindred

Mother's Day

With Mother's Day right around the corner I've been thinking a lot about my mom.

Shirley Layne DeMumbrum Bell was born in a little white farm house in the small town of Edmonton, Kentucky. She was the second child of Layne and Nettie. She would be their only daughter and grew up to be some what of a tomboy and a Daddy's girl.

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2010-05-02 03:10:35 | Comments | Printable version

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2010-05-02 02:50:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

MSC Softball Tournament rained out Saturday in Danville

BIG NEWS! MSC Softball Tournament Championship Game Here! Lindsey Wilson to host next weekend at Lindsey Wilson Park in the Lindsey Sports Complex at 820 Hanley LN, Columbia, KY.Time to be announceded. Top seed Blue Raiders face winner of from playoffs in Georgetown.

By Dan White
News from Lindsey Wilson Sports Information

DANVILLE, KY - Heavy rains had postponed the Mid-South Conference Softball Tournament scheduled to conclude Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Millennium Park.

The remaining four teams will conclude the tournament next week at Georgetown College and Lindsey Wilson College.

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2010-05-02 02:40:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Revival May 2-5 at Melson Ridge United Baptist

Revival at Melson Ridge United Babtist Church, 3082 Melson Ridge Road. In the Melson Ridge Community (Cundiff) of Adair County, KY, starting May 2 -5, 2010, at 6.30pmCT nightly. Brother Dwight Coffman Evangelist. Special singing nightly. Every one is welcome. -Nadine Baker

2010-05-02 02:12:08 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 2
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Opal Hudson (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bethoni Stinson (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katelyn Charlina Moore (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preston Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rick Shelton (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tia Smith White | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Zane and Gracie Gist | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Bunch, 90, Russell Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley Hoosier, 79, Liberty, KY (1930 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah McAllister, 74, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Wayne Morgan, Green Co., KY (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen Hubbard, Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael "Mickey" Pyles, Russell Springs, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Minnie Catherine England, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Cunningham, W. Hwy 76, Russell Springs, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Raymond H. Thompson, Jr., Green Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Abe Luttrell, 92, Casey Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, H.D. Patterson, Breeding, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Sherry Morgan Yates, Green County, KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Richard Carter, Russell County, KY (1953-2015). No Funeral Service. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judith Russell Vaughn, Taylor Co., KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth May Eastham, 78, Russell Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Davey Lawson, 43, Russell Co., KY (1972-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Hoover, 74, Adair County, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Wethington, 77, Taylor County, KY/Casey County, KY native (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Ray Hutchison, Taylor County, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lola Mae Rexroat, 91, Russell Springs, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie J. Wheeler, 62, Adair County, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Jean Brown, 81, Jamestown, KY (1936-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy Ann Leslie, Adair County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert Dean Paxton, 65, Green County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Kassem Mullinix | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Brithday, Aileen Milby Skaggs, Cambpellsville, KY (1928 - 2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, May 2, 2010
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
  • BLOOMINGTON CHAPEL CHURCH. 55 Bloomington Church RD. No evening services because of the weather. Tony Streeval
  • CREATIVE MINISTRIES at COLUMBIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 201 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, Year in Review program scheduled for 7pmCT has been cancelled and rescheduled for May 16, 2010. Shannon Phillips
  • EGYPT CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 4855 Knifley RD, Columbia, KY has cancelled services for tonight. -Sonya Roy
  • GLENS FORK CHURCH of the NAZARENE. 7811 Hwy 55 South, Columbia, KY, in the Glensfork Community. Cancellation. The Blakey Quartet singing scheduled for 6:30pmCT tonight has been has been cancelled and rescheduled for 6:30pmCT, Sunday, May 9, 2010. Cecila Damron
  • NEW LIFE FOR THE NATIONS, 5095 Campbellsville Rd, Columbia, KY, has cancelled services for tonight due to rain and high water. Pastor Gerald Reliford
  • PICKETT'S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3047 Portland RD. Evening services cancelled due to weather and flooded roadways. Gale Cowan

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6:00amCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Sunday morning & evening worship service schedules. | (ID:7783, Comment)
10:30amCTBro. Shelton will speak at Harrodsfork, May 1, 2010
Bro. Ricky Shelton will be speaking at Harrodsfork Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY, between the Villages of Sparksville and Breeding, KY. Sunday May 2, 2010, at 10:30amCT. The congregation invites you to attend. Sunday School at 9:30amCT and worship at 10:30amCT. -Martha Lacy. | (ID:8150, Comment)
NoonCTHappy Birthday, Preston Coomer | (ID:8201, Comment)
1:00pmCTFuneral services in Campbellsville, KY, for Barry Burton, 52, Taylor Co., KY | (ID:8191, Comment)
3:00pmCTMemorial service MOVED to Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, Columbia, KY, for Sharon Jean Cape Buhle Etheridge, 49, Adair Co., KY | (ID:8171, Comment)
6:00pmCTLiving by Faith at Tabor Church May 2, 2010
The gospel group, Living by Faith will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, Sunday evening, May 2, 2010, at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. -Willie M. Feese, Jr. | (ID:8147, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival May 2-5 at Melson Ridge United Baptist
Revival at Melson Ridge United Babtist Church, 3082 Melson Ridge Road. In the Melson Ridge Community (Cundiff) of Adair County, KY, starting May 2 -5, 2010, at 6.30pmCT nightly. Brother Dwight Coffman Evangelist. Special singing nightly. Every one is welcome. -Nadine Baker | (ID:8202, Comment)
7:00pmCTColumbia Baptist Church Creative Ministry team Year-in-Review 10th Anniversary program
Starting at 7pmCT, Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. -Laura Marcum | (ID:8151, Comment)


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