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Safety in Our Schools: Message to parents and community

Precautions, safeguards in place following Connecticut tragedy
I expect that due to the media attention given to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, many of our students will come to school this Monday morning with questions. Our counseling staff and our classroom teachers will be ready - ALAN W. REED

By Alan Reed, Superintendent
Adair County School District

I feel that it is important to reach out to Adair County parents following the school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Parents need to know we have precautions and safeguards in place and that the safety of our children remains the top priority of Adair County Schools.


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2012-12-15 20:21:26 | Comments | Printable version

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Randy Burns adjusts tassel for towering John Loyd



2012-12-15 - Cralle Student Union Building, 420 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer. LWC photo.
Lindsey Wilson College Director of Alumni Relations Randy Burns stands on a chair to induct fellow alumnus John Loyd of Frankfort, KY, into the Golden Alumni Society Saturday morning in the Cralle Student Union Building. - Duane Bonifer, LWC

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LWC Winter Commencement 2012: Record 381 receive degrees

Attorney General tells LWC graduates they have opportunity to lead Kentucky. Mr. Conway addresses 96th Lindsey Wilson College Commencement. He reminds graduates that, in Kentucky, fewer than 20 per cent hold baccalaureate degree. He, and Columbia's George Kolbenschlag receive honorary doctorates. Record 381 degrees awarded.
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson College graduates have an opportunity to help lead Kentucky.

That is what Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway told members of the first half of the Class of 2013 Saturday morning at the college's winter commencement, held in Biggers Sports Center.


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2012-12-15 19:49:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Basketball: LWC Women 82. Wilberforce University 66

Brimm, Rainey lead Lindsey Wilson women’s basketball in home court victory
The game was played before a crowd of 110 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Four players reached double figures for Lindsey Wilson College as the Blue Raider women's basketball team used a 19-4 run halfway through the second half to top Wilberforce (Wilberforce, Ohio) 82-66 on Saturday December 15, 2012, at Biggers Sports Center.


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2012-12-15 19:04:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Shannon Anderson, Cumberland Co., KY (1971-2012)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY and a member of a large respected family. She was the daughter of Freddie Anderson and the late Vickie White Anderson. She had attended Western Kentucky University, and was a former employee of Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, KY.

Shannon Anderson age 41 of Tompkinsville, KY passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Monroe County Medical Center, Tompkinsville, KY.

Funeral services will Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Bro. Todd Bryant officiating. Burial will in Marrowbone Cemetery. Marrowbone, KY. The Family requests visitation 2pm-9pmCT/3pm-10pmET, Monday, December 17, 2012, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville


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2012-12-15 18:44:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Two vehicle collision sends four to WRH for treatment

Columbia Police Officers Jamie Cole, Brad Scholl, and Jordan Dean assisted on the scene by th Adair County Search and Rescue. Injured transported to WRH by Adair County EMS

By Officer Joshua E. Brockman, Public Affairs Officer
Columbia Police Department, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

Columbia Police Department is investigating a injury accident that occurred Friday, December 14, 2012, sending four people to Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY, for treatment.


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2012-12-15 15:55:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Two from Adair County, KY receive WKU doctoral degrees

Chris Schmidt, Lee Ann Wall

Two from Columbia, KY, were among the eight recipients of doctoral degrees in education leadership during Fall 2012 Commencement on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Western Kentucky University's Diddle Arena. They are:
  • Chris Schmidt, Dean of Students at Lindsey Wilson College. His dissertation topic was "An Investigation of Relationships between Body Mass Index and Factors of Wellness among Full-Time Employees at Private Kentucky Colleges and Universities."

  • Lee Ann Wall, principal of Monroe County Area Technology Center. Her dissertation topic was An Exploratory Study of Teacher Empowerment and Technical Education in Kentucky.
WKU's Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership was approved in February 2008 by the Council on Postsecondary Education with the first cohort of students admitted in July 2008. The first graduates completed the program in May 2011. from Western Kentucky University


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Emily Louise Evans Egbert, Adair County, KY (1926-2012)

She touched the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact. She was an Angel. She was a retired nursing professor, teaching at University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. She served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Along with her husband, she served mission fields in Africa, Haiti and Breathitt County, KY, and pastored churches in Scott County and Paint Lick, KY
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Emily Louise Evans Egbert, 86 ,of Columbia, KY, formerly of Georgetown and Versailles, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:05 A.M. at the Westlake Regional Hospital after a short illness from natural causes.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Neil Janes officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church after 12pm noon CT/1pmET, on Saturday, December 22, 2012.


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2012-12-15 11:44:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fredia Corine Hadley, Russell County, KY (1928-2012)

Fredia Corine Hadley, 84, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services for Fredia Hadley will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY with burial in the Grider's Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jesse Jewell will be the officiating clergy. Visitation will be 5pm-9pmCT/6pm-10pmET, Sunday, December 16, 2012, at the funeral home.


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2012-12-15 11:21:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Taylor Roddy, 78, formerly of Tompkinsville, KY

He was retired from Ingersoll-Rand in Indianapolis, IN and was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Beckton Church of Christ. He was a member of a respected family, the son of the late Robert Taylor and the late Kate Pitcock Roddy. His wife, Mary Jane Crabtree Roddy, survives. He leaves one direct living descendant.

William Taylor Roddy, age 78 of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Tompkinsville, KY, died December 12, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 1pmCT/2pmET, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with burial in the Old Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, until time of service.


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2012-12-15 07:51:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter from CU: Lauren Goodin has made a great contribution

Adair County's Lauren Goodin honored as co-Valedictorian in commencement exercises at Campbellsville University. Her sister, Ashley will attend CU starting in the Fall, 2013

John Chowning writes:
Congratulations to Lauren Goodin, as well as all of our other Campbellsville University graduates. Lauren is a very fine young lady and has made a great contribution to CU during her time as a student and now as a very fine staff member in our Office of Admissions. It was a joy to have the opportunity to meet Lauren's family yesterday and to help celebrate the very special day in their lives. And we look forward to having Lauren's sister as a CU student in the year ahead. Congratulations and best wishes to all of our CU graduates for December 2012. They are truly Christian servant leaders and will help make our world a better place in the years ahead. Merry Christmas to everyone from all of us at Campbellsville University.

Blessings,
John Chowning
Vice President for Church and External Relations
Executive Assistant to the President
Comments re article 56406 Proudest parent on the planet in Adair Co KY


2012-12-15 07:21:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Shamarie reflection picture looks like small dollhouse

Comments re photo 47889 Reflections Historic Adair Co Courthouse perfectly framed Larry Joe Murray writes:
Beautiful. Looks like a small dollhouse sitting in the window. - Larry Joe Murray
Thanks: Maybe some local miniaturist (so long as its stamped "Made in Kentucky" will start building them as dollhouses. -CM


2012-12-15 06:55:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Welcome LWC Commencement visitors, basketball fans

Big Happenings, two major Events, today in Columbia/Adair County

Columbia/Adair County, KY, welcomes two big events today. A very large influx is expected at the record-breaking December 2012 Commencement at Lindsey Wilson College, today. A very large number of visitors from out of town will be in town today. George Kolbenschlag, Adair Countian, and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will receive honorary doctorates at the event. DETAILS

The other event which is expected to draw a highly noticeable number of visitors is the Hoopin' It Up Classic at Adair County High School. Games are listed in today's CM events as they occur through the day. The first one, at 11:45 will present a Canadian team playing the ACHS JV's. Games will continue throughout the day, with the final one at 7pmCT/8pmET, when Adair County's Boys Varsity meets Glasgow in a regular season game. The ACHS Girls team will play Glasgow, but it's an away game for them. See: ACHS Hoopin' It Up Classic - Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 or today's CM Events for the complete schedule today.


2012-12-15 06:34:05 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: Books at Christmas

Of Writers and their Books, Books at Christmas is a plea for giving books for Christmas or any occasion. This column first appeared 18 December 2005
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: A Mirror Up to Life

By Tom Chaney

Books at Christmas

When I think of the presents of Christmases past, I mostly remember the books. Oh! There were the other presents such as the Lionel train set that ran on a figure-eight track. It was special. But there were always books. And they were always exciting.


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2012-12-15 06:09:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Bro. Josh Carry preaching at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church

Bro.Josh Carry will be preaching at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY 42728, at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, Sunday December 16, 2012. Everyone is invited. Phone: 270-789-3905. - Todd Corbin

2012-12-15 05:51:09 | Comments | Printable version

Second performance added, Glens Fork UMC Christmas play

Because of advance interest in the play a second performance of A Christmas Play written and directed by Laura Brummett, and inspired by The Gift of the Magi, will be presented, in addition to the originally planned one at 6pmCT/7pmET, Sunday, December 16, 2012. The second performance will be at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Glens Fork United Methodist Church, 124 Hwy 900, Glens Fork KY.

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Today, SATURDAY with CM, December 15, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 15, 2012:
Having seen changes
one can choose to remember
the best or the worst.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 15 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 459, in progress

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather
issued at 2:36amCT/3:36amET Saturday, December 15, 2012: "ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY AS A WARM FRONT MOVES NORTH ACROSS THE REGION. DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM."

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 15 Dec 2012, 4:15amCT/5:15amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 61. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight - Scattered showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

For complete current National Weather Service forecast: Click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY
The Kentucky Mesonet is The Commonwealth's Official Source for Weather and Climate Data.
Mesonet stations are live in: Adair - Casey - Cumberland - Metcalfe - Taylor

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns - plus some - your comments welcome on editorial choices - added this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more:
direct links to articles, columns, poems and/or photos possibly with other important links, are posted here: As always, your Feedback helps us evolve. Click on the contact form with this story, or use anyContact/Submit button on the site.

2012-12-15 04:35:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Chia: Have your pet and eat it, too (?)

Kentucky Ag Development Fund Board makes grant to Franklin, Simpson County, KY, firm to study market development and feasibility for processing chia for food
If any reader has a good Chia Pet photo (and an interesting caption (Maybe your landlord wouldn't let you have a kitten of the animal kingdom, f'rinstance) please share. Click for full story, the famous Chia Pet Commercial-CM

Special ColumbiaMagazine.com Story
News of Kentucky State Government

When the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund Board met in Frankfort, KY, Friday, the panel, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, handed out $5,586,102 for 14 agricultural diversification projects on Friday, December 14, 2012, there was this one especially noticeable:
$33,850 Chia Feasibility Study
Kentucky Specialty Grains LLC was approved for $33,850 in state funds to conduct a study on the market development and feasibility of processing chia for seed, oil, meal and flour.
Chia brings to mind, for many of us, an earlier age, the novelty "Chia Pet," which, as if by magic, grew "fur" of greenery. It was a staple of Tv sales people for years. It's still around, but the product line has expanded to include dogs, cats and more. And, while it's not the hot fad it once was, people still buy them.


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Dwight Arnold England, 82, Edmonton, KY (d. Dec. 13, 2012)

He was a veteran of the Korean War and an active proponent of veterans issues. He was a member of VFW Post 6281 and was past commander of the unit. He will be accorded military honors by DAV Chapter 20 at interment in Glasgow, KY. He was the patriarch of a highly regarded Metcalfe County, KY, family, the son of the late Hastel and Brentz England, the husband of Virginia Hood England, who survives. He leaves 12 direct leaving descendants.

Dwight Arnold England, age 82 of Edmonton, KY, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Metcalfe Co. Health Care Center, Edmonton, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro. Aaron Trimm officiating. Burial will follow in the Happy Valley Memorial Garden with DAV Chapter 20 providing military honors.


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2012-12-15 03:17:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Likes beautiful Brent Thompson Christmas Tree photo

Celia Stuart writes:
That is a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing - Celia Stuart
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2012-12-15 03:02:40 | Comments | Printable version

Forest Reece Hines, Casey County, KY (1922-2012)

He was a native of Argyle, Casey County, KY, the son of the late William Dock Hines and Emaline Meeks Hines and the patriarch of a large Casey County, KY, family. He leaves 26 direct living descendants.

Forest Reece Hines, age 90, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Thursday December 13, 2012, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Visitation will be held 10amCT/11amET, Sunday December 16, 2012 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY. Funeral Services will be held 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Sunday December 16, 2012 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bobby Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Oak Cemetery.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 15
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Linda Smith (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Annabelle Jane Robertson (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Autumn Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corine Bell (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isabelle Mullins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josie Darian Clements (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shanna Carney (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trenton Upchurch (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Madge Hatter, 72, Casey Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Marie Johnson , Columbia, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henrietta Lyons, Columbia, KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Allen Hartman , Russell Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Sue Cravens Embree, Greenwood, IN (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roscoe Sayers, Casey Co., KY native (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Remington Kyle Murrell (Dec., 15, 2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brad Conover, Adair County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Jacob Lawrence, Casey Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Mignault, Adair County, KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard L. Wilson, Edmonton, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosie Parnell (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Anna Compton Shively, Green Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTLindsey Wilson College Winter Commencement at Biggers Sports Center (STORY)
Lindsey Wilson College 2012 winter commencement will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, followed by reception in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY. Contact : LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8400. - Duane Bonifer | (ID:20355, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Jerry L. Burton, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2012) | (ID:20404, Comment)
11:45amCTAdair Co. vs. Cobough West Canada (JV) Hoopin' It Up Classic
Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:20412, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20201, Comment)
Services, Casey County, KY, for Glen (Big Boy) Napier, Kings Mountain, KY (1929-2012) | (ID:20379, Comment)
Services, Paul Mills, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2012) | (ID:20406, Comment)
1:30pmCTHart Co. vs. Todd Co. in the Hoopin' It Up Classic
Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:20413, Comment)
3:00pmCTLWC Women's Basketball hosts Wilberforce U Sat. Dec. 15, 2012
The Lindsey Wilson College women's basketball team will face Wilberforce University (Wilberforce, OH) at 3pmCT Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. The Blue Raiders are currently undefeated at home winning all five of their games in Biggers Sports Center. - Charles Balcom | (ID:20408, Comment)
3:15pmCTCentral Hardin vs. Cumberland Co. in the Hoopin' It Up Classic
Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:20414, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20230, Comment)
Lincoln Co. vs. Henderson Co. in the Hoopin' It Up Classic
Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:20415, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair Co. vs. Glasgow in the Hoopin' It Up Classic
Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:20416, Comment)

 





















 
 
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