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Robbie H. Jones, Green Co., KY (1936-2012)

He was a native of the Little Barren Community of Green County and a highly regarded businessman in Edmonton, KY. His wife of 52 years, Carolyn Franklin Jones, survives. He leaves 6 direct living descendants. He was owner and operator of L & S Builders for 30 plus years, was a farmer, and a Gideon. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member and Deacon of the Little Barren Separate Baptist Church
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Mr. Robbie H. Jones of the Little Barren Community of Green County, son of the late Frank Jones and Margie South Jones, was born on May 17, 1936 in Green County, and departed this life on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his home. He was 76 years, six months, and 29 days of age.

The funeral services for Mr. Robbie H. Jones will be conducted at 9amCT/10amET, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Jones Family Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Houk will be officiating. Visitation is requested 3pm-9pmCT/4pm-10pmET, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8pmET, Wednesday until time of the funeral service.


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2012-12-17 16:10:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Lighting makes barn look like painting



2012-12-17 - New Concord Road, Adair County, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
Lighting after the storm made Ed Grider's Barn on New Concord Road look like it came out of a painting. - Shamarie Claiborne

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Adair County Middle School on Friday's Events

By Alma Rich, Principal
News from Adair County Middle School

Anxiety usually comes during the start of a new school year as students, teachers, and parents do not know what to expect from the new year. Anxiety also seems to be prevalent during testing time as students, parents, and teachers all realize the importance of doing well. The Christmas season at schools is normally a time of celebration and fun as we are winding down from the first semester.


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2012-12-17 15:51:50 | Comments | Printable version

Four more members of City County will be sworn in at 5:15pmCT

Columbia City Council members are being sworn in by Mayor Mark D. Harris in two ceremonies at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, on Monday, December 17, 2012. at 1pmCT/2pmET, Robert Flowers will take the oath of office for a second term; then at 5:15pmCT/6:15pmET, Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Dr. Ronald Rogers, June Parson, and Charles Grimsley will be sworn in. The ceremonies are open to the public. Mr. Flowers has an out of town appointment which required he be sworn in at the earlier time.

2012-12-17 15:40:59 | Comments | Printable version

New manager named for Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Russell County, KY

By Gil Lawson

FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker announced today that Barry Barenfanger is the new manager at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, 5465 State Park Road, Jamestown, KY. Barenfanger has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and parks. He comes from the Indiana State Park Inns and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, where he served as the general manager of the Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center in Pokagon State Park, IN.


2012-12-17 15:33:58 | Comments | Printable version

John Adair Intermediate reviews, improves student safety

Receptionist desk moved for better visibility of incoming visitors, school doors locked during day to incoming visitors, emergency drill held today
We do not intend to inconvenience anyone, but want all to realize that student safety is our top concern - KIM GOODIN

Kim Goodin Assistant Principal
News from John Adair Intermediate School

Due to the recent school tragedy in Connecticut, John Adair Intermediate reviewed and emphasized procedures in place for student safety. Our receptionist desk was moved to provide better visibility of incoming visitors. All school doors, including the front door, will remain locked throughout the day. We have installed a doorbell at the front, which visitors must use in order to gain access into the front lobby.


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2012-12-17 15:09:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Blakey Quartet at Coffeys Chapel United Methodist Church

The Blakey Quartet will be in the Eli Community, Russell County, KY, at Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3991 S Hwy 76, Russell Springs, KY, at 10amCT/11amET, Sunday, December 30, 2012. A potluck meal will follow. Bro. Roger Garner, pastor invites all to attend. - Virginia Garner

2012-12-17 14:53:35 | Comments | Printable version

The M and M Christmas Story at Harrods Fork

The children of Harrodsfork Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY will present the Christmas Play The M and M Christmas Story, at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, Sunday, December 23, 2012 . Please come and join us celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone. - Martha Lacy.

2012-12-17 13:20:06 | Comments | Printable version

Likes Tony Rose quote in Helping Our Youth

Robert Stone writes
I haven't seen this expressed this way:
" . . . we cannot control how much time we have but we can control how much we spend with the ones we love. . . " in Tony Rose's commentary, Helping our Youth and Community deal with tragic events
It is a very good short advice. - Robert Stone
Thanks: Your comment is another confirming what has been brought to our unavoidable attention in the past week. The people who count the most in the long run are those who quietly do their jobs so well that they are taken for granted, until, occasionally, they are brought to the fore by a death, a doctorate, or in this case, by one of their pearls of wisdom. Tony Rose is certainly belongs in a select band of unsung but indispensable, invaluable Adair Countians. -EW


2012-12-17 10:25:42 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's Basketball hosts Taylor University at Biggers

The Lindsey Wilson College men's basketball team will face Taylor University (Upland, IN) at 6pmCT/7pmET, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. 42728. The Blue Raiders have a 12-1 overall record and are currently on an eight-game win streak. - Charles Balcom

2012-12-17 09:53:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Tucker Yarberry: Ebenezer church has lot of spirit, pride

Tucker Yarberry writes:
This (Ebenezer Presbyterian) is one the best maintained country churches in green-adair counties area. this church must have a lot of spirit and pride! - Tucker Yarberry
Comments re article 56452 Candles Carols and Communion at Ebenezer Presbyterian


2012-12-17 09:50:30 | Comments | Printable version

Buford Coleman Walker, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2012)

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Buford Coleman Walker, age 81, of Campbellsville, KY died Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Liberty, Kentucky.

Graveside services for Buford Walker will be conducted at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Brookside Cemetery, W. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. All arrangements by Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY.


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2012-12-17 09:25:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

School Safety Top Priority at Col. Wm. Casey School

Emergency drill held this morning . . . The safety of our students is, has been, and will always be priority one. - PATTY RUSH

By Patty Jones, Principal
News from Col. Wm. Casey School

I just wanted you to know that the first thing on the agenda at Col. Wm. Casey this morning was an emergency drill to ensure that all students and staff know what to do in the event of an intruder in our building.

While we know the unlikeliness of an event like that at Sandy Hook Elementary occurring we want to be prepared. I am sure the families affected on Friday never imagined something like that happening in their small community either.

While our school has strong security measures in place, the tragedy in Connecticut has heightened all of our awareness for school safety. I encourage any parents who have questions, concerns or suggestion to contact me at 270-384-3367. The safety of our students is, has been, and will always be priority one. - Patty Rush, Col. Wm. Casey Elementary School, 220 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY 42728 270-384-3367


2012-12-17 09:14:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Beechgrove SBC presents Christmas Scrooge play, Dec. 21, 2012

Beechgrove Separate Baptist Church, 2456 Hwy 900, Columbia, KY, will be having a Christmas play entitled Christmas Scrooge, at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Friday, December 21, 2012. There will be refreshments immediately following the play. Bro Matthew Lawhorn and congregation invite everyone to come and enjoy this celebration of Christmas with us. - Anita Vanarsdale

2012-12-17 08:59:19 | Comments | Printable version

CU announces names of 216 December 2012 Graduates

Complete List, which, of course, includes all graduates from the CM area - Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties, KY
Click on headline for list of all December 2012 graduates

By Christina L. Kern
News from Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University graduated 216 students in two ceremonies Friday, December 14 in Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University.

The following students received degrees from Campbellsville University:


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2012-12-17 08:50:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

The Gandy Dancers. And what's the history of RRs in Columbia, KY?

Charles Marshburn writes:
Has Columbia ever heard the songs of the Gandy Dancers or have I missed the railroad tracks in town? What is the story of the railroad in Columbia\'s history? --Charles Marshburn
Thanks. You raise a very topical issue. Which should be answered by one of our truly qualified historians. I only know these things: 1) We had a depot once on Reed Street. 2) The last serious ideas on building a railroad was from the late Hughes Walker, who noted that we could build it ourselves. It would be profitable, as I understand the freight line RR from Glasgow to Cave City is. We certainly need one. -EW


2012-12-17 08:17:02 | Comments | Printable version

Helping our Youth and Community deal with tragic events

Personal Commentary on the Sandy Hook Tragedy: A parent and youth development professional - he's the Adair Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Activities - gives his take on the situation, and offers suggestions for coping. He encourages parents to be involved, be truthful, listen, and be there for the children when needed

By Tony Rose

Events of the past week are driving my news article this week. Why? This is the question that keeps coming up in my mind. After watching coverage of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on TV, internet, and social media, I still have no answer to the question, Why? As a parent and youth development professional I keep asking what went wrong and how could this have been prevented. I will leave those questions to more qualified people than me.


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2012-12-17 08:04:46 | Comments | Printable version

Four Lindsey Wilson Wrestlers place at Midwest Classic

News from Lindsey Wilson College

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Four Lindsey Wilson College wrestlers finished with a place in the top seven at the Midwest Classic, played somewhere in Indianapolis, a community somewhere in central Indiana, on Sunday, December 16, 2012, giving the Blue Raiders an 11th-place team finish in the 26-school field.


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2012-12-17 07:54:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Candles, Carols, and Communion at Ebenezer Presbyterian

A service of 'Candles, Carols and Communion' will be held at 8pmCT/9pmET on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012, at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 4171 Blowing Springs Road, Greensburg, KY on the corner of Ebenezer Road and Blowing Springs Road. All are welcome at this very special service. - Diane Hall

2012-12-17 07:43:18 | Comments | Printable version

Charles J. Campbell, Taylor County, KY (1934-2012)

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Charles J. Campbell, age 77, of Taylor County, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Funeral services for Charles Campbell will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET,Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. The family requests visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.


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2012-12-17 07:22:04 | Comments | Printable version

Childrens Program at Egypt Christian Church, Dec. 23, 2012

The children and youth of Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY, will present their Christmas Program during the 10:30amCT worship service on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Special music will be by Riley Roy and Bobby Webster. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this Christmas Worship Service. Paul Patton is pastor of the church. - Paul Patton

2012-12-17 06:12:58 | Comments | Printable version

Reader wants information on buying Cora Renfro art

Buyer of artist's Christmas Cards wants more. Wonders if they are available in Log Cabin Art shop

Laura Minnicks writes:
Will Cora's art be featured on the web, so that it can be purchased from the web? I bought Christmas cards several years ago and want to purchase more, as well as other art pieces by Cora. - Laura Minnicks
Comments re photo 46496 Log Cabin Art Shop Cora Renfro Chris Reynolds


2012-12-17 05:11:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Elliott Smith in USAF basic training this Christmas

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Elliot Smith, son of Kathy Shelton and Greg Smith, arrived at the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Anyone wishing to send Elliot a letter and/or card, may do so by mailing it to the following address:
AB Smith, Elliot, G.
320 TRS/FLT 139 (Dorm B-6)
1320 Truemper St. Unit 364033
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-6430
Due to Elliot being in Basic Training, he can only receive letters and/or cards at this time. - Kathy J. Shelton


2012-12-17 05:04:03 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, December 17, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 17, 2012:
Poets in their rage
to fit meter of their song
will often stretch truth.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 17 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 461, in progress

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

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Plus some- 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: Tom Chaney: Books at Christmas Posted on 2012-12-15 06:09:50. Billy Joe Fudge:Kentucky Color - Sinking Creek Resurfaces Posted on 2012-12-16 06:11:57. w/Photos. Chuck Hinman: Christmas memories from my show biz days Posted on 2012-12-16 05:47:42. Carol Perkins: Making our homes special for Christmas Posted on 2012-12-16 05:20:57. Robert Stone: At self-set pale- a sonnet Posted on 2012-12-16 10:07:05. Or, Just Click now to Read all of the Sunday paper SUNDAY with CM, December 16, 2012.

2012-12-17 03:39:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

(Ad) - Two dollies needed by advertiser in CM Want to Buy

There's new activity in Want to Buy- a section of CM which works almost ideally - it almost works so well it works itself out of a job. Not quite like Freecycling, a category which is impossible to keep populated it works so well - but quickly. This morning there were only six items listed, but some reader probably has both items in their surplus inventory of stuff. Here's a chance to sell them. CM Want to Buy.
A Christmas tip: If you're looking for very special Christmas gift - a rare book, a restored vehicle, jewelry, or even an heirloom implement - CM Want to Buy is a good place to shop. Right from your home, laptop, tablet, or phone. (And, since CM readers are pre-qualified to be computer users, what better place to look for a good buy in a good used laptop, tablet, or phone, than here?
Scan all the ads, each time you visit CM, by clicking to CM Classifieds. Check the all the listings now in CM Classifieds. To post your classified, check CM Classifieds Rates & Terms, then send using any Contact/Submit Button

CM Classifieds: Southern Kentucky's busiest Marketplace


2012-12-17 03:19:21 | Comments | Printable version

Christmas Eve Communion at Campbellsville First UMC

Monday, December 24, 2012, on Christmas Eve from 4pm-5:30pmCT/5pm-6:30pmET, "Come and Go" Communion at Campbellsville First United Methodist Church, 317 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. We observe open communion so all who wish to do so may come join us in Holy Communion. - Martha Berry

2012-12-17 02:55:09 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 17
Happy Anniversary, Sammy and Nadene Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony and Sheila Franklin (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amber Natasha Neat (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashlee Meridith Corbin (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bob Benningfield | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl Dwayne Kelsay (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gabe Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timmy Montgomery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wes Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Dean Ford, 76 Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Hunn Rogers, Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruchin E. Fudge, Adair Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Former Mayor Charles R. Marshall, Columbia, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Welby Thomas, Jr., Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Todd Cundiff, Russell Springs, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bryan E. Hadley, Columbia, KY, native (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith "Kevin" Burton, 79, Adair Co., KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: One (1) Cases Circuit Court. Forty-nine (49) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Twenty-eight (28) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Seventy-five (75) cases District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. One (1) Cases Circuit Court. No (o) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Sixty-three (63) Cases Circuit Court. Two hundred two (202) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Three (3) Cases Circuit Court. Eighty six (86) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20427, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20203, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Fredia Corine Hadley, Russell County, KY (1928-2012) | (ID:20420, Comment)
Services, Summer Shade, KY, for Dwight Arnold England, 82, Edmonton, KY (d. Dec. 13, 2012) | (ID:20418, Comment)
City Councillor Robert Flowers will be sworn in at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:20437, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20232, Comment)
5:15pmCT City Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, June Parson, Dr. Ronald P. Rogers, and Charles Grimsley will be sworn in at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:20438, Comment)
6:30pmCTAt 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.

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