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Thanks for post of Virgin of Guadelupe event at Good Shepherd

Comments re photo 47926 Virgin of Guadelupe event at Good Shepherd Rocio medrano writes:
Gracias por aver publicado nuestras tradiciones, estoy tan orgullosa de nuestras tradiciones es una vendicion q nuestros padres nos ensenaron y ahora nosotros podercelo ensenar a nuestros hijos, gracias. - Rocio medrano
Thanks, Rocio Medrano - This is just one more time when I wish we had a skilled Spanish translator on the staff and our site could handle the special Spanish letters. Your message is clear however. We're grateful. - EW


2012-12-16 18:28:44 | Comments | Printable version

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Four Generations, Pollard Family, at Victory Community Church



2012-12-16 - 107 N. Reed Street - Photo by Cindy Lee. Four generations of Pollard family at Victory Community Church, 107 N. Reed Street, Columbia, KY. From left: Stephanie Pollard, George Pollard, Owen Pollard, Lily Pollard, Evelyn Pollard, Lexie Pollard, Shane Pollard, and Melody Pollard. - Melody Pollard
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Adair School Board of Education meeting

In the December 13, 2012 meeting:
  • Superintendent Reed says Race to Top Money should be $1.1-1.2 million for Adair County Schools
  • Board refinances bonds to save nearly $600,000
  • Board approves low limit credit card
  • Idea of a separate name for ACES pre-School program dropped
  • Marsha Walker receives plaque for 13 years as board member
  • ACHS now on priority list for JROTC program
  • Superintendent warns of funding threat for School Nurse Program
  • Adair County High School wins one day attendance award competing against 50 other big high schools statewide
  • Good weather helps put new school construction back on schedule
  • Certified sick Leave Bank abolished
  • Adair County will revamp non-resident contracts; should see a net gain of 50 students, recapturing some $260,000 in annual revenues


By Ed Waggener

The Thursday, December 13, 2012 meeting of the Adair County School Board had good news to celebrate. Superintendent Alan W. Reed told the board that preliminary figures indicate that the Adair County School District will receive an estimated $1.1 to $1.3 million dollars as it's share of the Race to the Top grant, (See Adair, other area GRECC counties will benefit Race to Top grant), out of $400 million granted earlier this week.


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2012-12-16 15:44:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

William Melvin Peevler, Casey Co., KY (1926-2012)

He was a native of Gilpin, KY, the son of the late Oliver and Beulah Lanham Peevler and the widower of Ruby Alexander Peevler. He was the patriarch of a large, respected family. He was an Army veteran, retired from retail sales, and a former orderly at the Casey County Hospital

William Melvin Peevler of Milford, Ohio passed away Sunday December 16, 2012 at Hospice of Cincinnati. He was 86.

Funeral service is 9amCT/10amET, Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Junior Pittman officiating. Burial will be at Trace Fork Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Visitation is Wednesday from 8amCT/9amET, until funeral service.


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2012-12-16 13:11:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Billy Joe Fudge speaks to edibility of Sinking Creek greens

He cannot address the water quality, but he's seen people gathering them and says that With all necessary precautions, he would not be afraid to consume them.
See also: Watercress, Wikipedia

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Through the years of traveling Hwy 704 I've seen several folks gathering Watercress from the creek.

I cannot address the water quality issue except to say that Sinking Creek drains 4 or 5 square miles of Adair County's Largest Sinkhole Plain which contains several homes and businesses all of which are, hopefully, on septic systems. I would not be afraid to consume plants from the creek as long as they were processed with the correct amount of heat to kill any pathogens that might be harmful.

I suppose if we could see how much of the food we buy at the grocery was grown, processed and packaged we probably would consider our Sinkhole Plain and Sinking Creek fairly sterile ecosystems. - Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re article 56437 Top Question Is Sinking Creek watercress edible


2012-12-16 11:32:12 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: At self-set pale- a sonnet

At self-set pale
- a sonnet reflecting on opportunities
When death impersonal has taken lives,
unbounded sorrow stops at self-set pale
and only what sad heart allows arrives
to beat upon sustaining comfort frail.

No foreordained concluding life event,
however young or old the lost may be,
can take away desire that love prevent
fulfillment of unstoppable decree.

With thanks remember doing all the good
that opportunity gave chance to do
and undertake to see whatever should
call forth glad generosity anew.

Fear not some waiting specter in the land
but cherish own redeeming near at hand.

-Robert Stone, 16 December 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone Poetry: Something new


2012-12-16 10:07:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Five area officials cited for exemplary child support efforts

Adair's Jennifer Hutchison Corbin, Cumberland's Leslie G. Bell, Green County's Russ Goff, Russell's Kevin Shearer, and Taylor's John D. Bertram among officials from 21 Counties Statewide honored as Top Child Support Contracting officials

By Anya Armes Weber and Jill Midkiff
News from Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2012) - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state's 20 top-performing child support contracting officials and one that made significant improvement during the past year.


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2012-12-16 08:28:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Children's Choir will present Christmas program tonight

The Children's Choir of the Campbellsville First United Methodist Church, 317 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, will present their Christmas program tonight, Sunday, December 26, 2012 at 5pmCT/6pmET. All are invited. - Martha Berry

2012-12-16 08:04:50 | Comments | Printable version

Top Question - Is Sinking Creek watercress edible?

Comments re photo 47924 Sinking Creek Resurfaces II Pools filled with watercresses Charles Marshburn writes:
Would the water quality be good enough that the watercress would be edible? --Charles Marshburn
Thank you, Mr. Marshburn for asking this question. It behooves Mr. Fudge, or tolerable equivalent thereof, to provide an answer to the question, it's one which has troubled me, too. -EW


2012-12-16 07:12:04 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Color - Sinking Creek Resurfaces

A revisit to what may be Adair County's most fascinating, least famous, and most understudied - until now - geological features: It's largest largest sinkhole, the huge sinkhole swallet, and Sinking Creek. Click on headline for full essay, photo(s)
Next earlier Kentucky Color: Kentucky Color - Holly in the Wild

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

On November 24th last year I shared a picture of Sinking Branch which drains Adair County's Largest Sinkhole on its way to be swallowed up and a picture of it sinking into the swallet which is the lowest point of the sinkhole.


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2012-12-16 06:11:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Chuck Hinman: Christmas memories from my show biz days

Chuck Hinman: Christmas Memories From My Show Biz Days.
Mom's egg money provided for piano lessons. After retirement Chuck is accompanist for The Philtones. The next earlier Chuck Hinman Story: - Merry Christmas, Mom, from your son, Chuck

By Chuck Hinman

Christmas Memories from my show biz days

After I retired from Phillips Petroleum Company and we had returned home from Houston, I was invited to audition for the accompanist position for The Philtones, veteran musical performing group sponsored by Phillips Petroleum Company.

I got the job.


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2012-12-16 05:47:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Driver injured in 1-car wreck on Edmonton Road, Columbia, KY

News from Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair Sheriffs Office, Adair EMS, Adair Fire and Adair Search and rescue were dispatched out KY West 80/Edmonton Road, Columbia, KY, to a one vehicle accident involving injuries.

The incident occurred Friday, December 14, 2012, at 5:52pmCT.

Mrs. Marian Blakeley of Louisville, KY, was operating a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am west bound on HWY West 80 when she left the roadway hit a culvert and overturned down an embankment. Mrs. Blakeley was taken by Adair County EMS to Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY, for treatment. - From Adair County Sheriff's Office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY


2012-12-16 05:36:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Carol Perkins: Making our homes special for Christmas

'Making our homes look special for Christmas is what we have grown up doing,' she writes, but the urge to do so had waned until a visit to an inspirational Glasgow florist and another trip by a beautiful Christmas scene in Hart County, seen on the way to Horse Cave to Chamber Banquet, inspired her to go all out this year.
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: The Concert

By Carol Perkins

Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, over the hills we go, laughing all the way.

I romanticize about Christmas in the Rocky Mountains where snow blankets luxury cabins and spruce and cedar trees sag with snow. Lights flicker down ski slopes and skiers, snug in knitted sweaters, stroll through cozy resort lobbies where fireplaces crackle with tree size logs. They sip hot chocolate and toast the holidays.


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2012-12-16 05:20:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

SUNDAY with CM, December 16, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 16, 2012:
What we give others
that they too can give away
keeps legacy live.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 16 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 460, in progress

The Weather for Today

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather
outlook issued 2:37amCT/3:37amCT Monday, December 17, 2012 by the National Weather Service in Louisville, KY: "THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST ALONG THE OHIO RIVER. IF ENOUGH INSTABILITY DEVELOPS THIS AFTERNOON SOME OF THE STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS. ANY THUNDERSTORM THAT DEVELOPS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS LIGHTNING."

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 17 Dec 2012, 3:35amCT/4:35amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Overnight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Monday - Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday night - Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms..

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

Hazardous Weather If any

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 16 Dec 2012, 4:55amCT/5:55amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Today - Isolated showers between 7am and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight - Scattered showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 6 to 9 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:
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2012-12-16 04:59:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Clifton Wayne Meece, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1949-2012)

He was a native of Russell County, KY and a member of a large, respected family. He leaves five direct living descendants. Mr. Meece was a lawn service worker

Clifton Wayne Meece, 63, Roark Road, Russell Springs, KY, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 3:45amCT, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY. Visitation will be after 11amCT/12pm noon CT, at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Friendship Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.


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2012-12-16 04:35:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 16
Happy Anniversary, James and Dolly Riley (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jamie and Annette Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Marcy and Doug McCammish | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bob Spires | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Denissa Corbin (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith "Peanut" Gilbert | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Jordan Garner (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Mann (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Sammy Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sondra Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Joe Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zane Wesley Greer (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Joyce Jones (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Janrose Rapier Green Co., KY (1944-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Dean Withers, Russell Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles O'Brien, Taylor County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Joe Cain, Russell County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tresa Ann (Kennison) Kinslow, Glasgow, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 16, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Sunday morning & evening worship service schedules. | (ID:20248, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Liberty, KY, for William Melvin Peevler, Casey Co., KY (1926-2012) | (ID:20425, Comment)
11:00amCTBro. 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 | (ID:20419, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20202, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Forest Reece Hines, Casey County, KY (1922-2012) | (ID:20417, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20231, Comment)
Children's Choir will present Christmas program tonight
The Children's Choir of the Campbellsville First United Methodist Church, 317 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, will present their Christmas program tonight, Sunday, December 26, 2012 at 5pmCT/6pmET. All are invited. - Martha Berry | (ID:20424, Comment)
5:30pmCTLiberty Separate Baptist to present: O Little Christmas Town
Liberty Separate Baptist Church, 41 Liberty Church Road (Bing Map - Directions from Anywhere) , Greensburg, KY, located just off KY 61 between Columbia and Greensburg, KY, extends an invitation to their Christmas play, " O Little Christmas Town" at 5:30pmCT on Sunday, December 16, 2012. - Judy Corbin | (ID:20115, Comment)
6:00pmCTBreeding United Methodist Church Christmas program
Breeding United Methodist Church, 605 Breeding Loop, Breeding, KY, will be having a Christmas Program, at 6pmCT, Sunday, December 16, 2012, with Christmas Songs, the skits and poems by the children, and we will hear the Christmas story and some beautiful poems. There will be refreshments and finger foods following the program. Everyone is invited. Phone: 270-432-0382. - Missy Lemmon | (ID:20089, Comment)
Cane Valley Baptist Church Christmas play is Dec. 16, 2012
Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, will have a Christmas Play & Musical, at 6pmCT, Sunday, December 16, 2012. It will begin with a musical entitled "Glory In The Highest" by the Youth Choir followed by a performance of "The Best Plastic Manger Scene Ever." Everyone is invited. There will be finger foods and refreshments following the play. - Connie Young | (ID:20301, Comment)
Grider's Chapel UMC Christmas play is Dec. 15, 2012 - Russell County, KY
Grider's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3127 Hwy 1058, Jamestown, KY will have a Christmas Play titled 12 Days of Christmas, at 6pmCT, Saturday, December 15, 2012. Everyone is invited. There will be refreshments following. - Jacqueline Collins | (ID:20311, Comment)
At Glens Fork UMC: No Matter how ya' Slice it, Jesus is the Reason for the Season,
(Details with Photo and Cast)

A Christmas Play written and directed by Laura Brummett, and inspired by The Gift of the Magi, will be presented at 6pmCT/7pmET, Sunday, December 16, 2012 with second performance at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Glens Fork United Methodist Church, 124 Hwy 900, Glens Fork KY.

| (ID:20351, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Hope Separate Baptist Church play, Emergency Christmas
New Hope Separate Baptist Church, 10671 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, will be having their Christmas Play "Emergency Christmas," at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Sunday night December 16, 2012. Pastor David Coffey and congregation invite everyone to attend. May God bless each and everyone of you this Christmas season. - Rita Neat | (ID:20378, Comment)
7:00pmCTColumbia Christian to present Living Christmas Tree twice: Dec. 14 and Dec. 16, 2012
Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, will be presenting their Living Christmas Tree performances at 7pmCT, Friday, December 14, 2012, and Sunday, December 16. 2012. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a canned food donation for the Adair County Food Bank. - Terry White | (ID:20297, Comment)

 





















 
 
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