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Gum Drop Kids Mission Store opens in Summersville, KY

By Debbie Durrett

Gum Drop Kids Mission Store is now open at the old Summersville School, 5820 Hodgenville Road, Summersville, KY, at the end of the lunchroom. The store carries new and used clothing, coats, shoes, toys, toiletries and other miscellaneous items for kids.

Hours are: Saturday, 9am-1pmCT/10am-2pmET/ Everything in the store is free to those who need it. The store will accept donations from individuals or churches to help keep it going. Contact: Debbie Durrett at 270-932-5206. - Debbie Durrett

2012-12-22 23:46:11 | Comments | Printable version

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Adair County Girls 2012 Eagles Food Pantry Classic

2012-12-22 - 240 W. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY - Photo By Special CM contributing photographer.
ACHS Girls are the Campbellsville Food Pantry Classic Tournament Winners, defeating Mercer County 75-73 in overtime to claim the title. Front, from left: Katie Keltner, Mercedes Cox, Kassidi Taylor, and Ashley Bragg. Back: Brooklyn Coomer, Emily Peck, Alex Keltner, Kathernie Curry,Makayla Matthews, Beth Owens, Harley Smock,Sammie Jo Kemp, Hannah Absher and Whitney Turner. - Special to

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Adair High School Girls 75. Mercer County 73 - Overtime

ACHS Girls Win the Campbellsville Eagles Food Pantry Classic Tournament
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By CM Special Sports Correspondent

Coach James Turner's Adair County High School girls basketball tem pulled out a win over Mercer County in the Campbellsville Eagles Food Pantry Classic Tournament on December 22, 2012 in an overtime with a score of 75-73.

ACHS players are: Katie Keltner, Mercedes Cox, Kassidi Taylor, and Ashley Bragg, Brooklyn Coomer, Emily Peck, Alex Keltner, Kathernie Curry, Makayla Matthews, Beth Owens, Harley Smock,Sammie Jo Kemp, Hannah Absher and Whitney Turner.

2012-12-22 23:19:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Arrest made in theft from parked semi-truck

36-year-old man arrested in alleged theft of goods from sealed tractor trailer while driver was asleep in the cab in front of Dollar Store in Big Clifty, KY

By MTPR Norman Chaffins, Public Affairs Officer
KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

BIG CLIFTY, KY - On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at approximately 6:26amET Post 4 received a call to attempt to locate a white Chevrolet S-10 pickup that had just left the Dollar Store located on Elizabethtown Road in Big Clifty, KY.

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2012-12-22 23:13:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Anderson Co. wins Holiday Classic at ACHS

Anderson County 54. Adair County 38.
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By Special CM Sports Correspondent

Anderson County used an aggressive defense and size advantage on the interior to come away with the championship crown in the Indians tournament 54-38. The Indians trailed 12-9 after one period and 26-20 at the half.

The Indians were led in scoring by Kel Stotts with 12 points. Rounding out the scoring were Jayden Willis 9, Chance Melton 7, Marshall Shelley 4, Ty Bennett 3, and Matt Fudge 3. Melton pulled down seven rebounds and Willis dished out four assists.

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2012-12-22 22:46:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Author Bud Willis' email confirmed

Payton Barnes writes:
I talked to my Aunt Lee earlier and she said Bud\'s email is still the same, which is I hope you can get in touch with him because I'm sure he would love to hear your response to Marble Mountain! Thanks for enjoying! - Payton Barnes
Comments re article 56557 Letter Enjoyed Bud Willis' book Marble Mountain

2012-12-22 13:24:10 | Comments | Printable version

Vangie Ford, Taylor County, KY (1938- 2012)

She was a current member of the Campbellsville City Council and former director of the X-ray Department of Taylor Regional Hospital

Vangie Ford, age 74, of Campbellsville, died Friday, December 21, 2012 in Campbellsville, KY.

A memorial service for Vangie Ford will be at 9amCT/10amET, Monday, December 24, 2012 at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 530 North Central Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.

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2012-12-22 12:20:10 | Comments | Printable version

Annie B. Dicken, 84, Taylor County, KY (1928-2012)

She was the matriarch of a large highly regarded Taylor County, KY family. She was the widow of Samuel Ray Dicken. She leaves 16 direct living descendants. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of the Quality Shop in Campbellsville.

Annie B. Dicken, 84, of Campbellsville, KY died at 5:05amET, Saturday, December 22, 2012, in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services are at 1pmCT/2pmET, Monday, December 24, 2012, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Larry Rowell. Burial will be in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the funeral home.

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2012-12-22 11:52:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Enjoyed Bud Willis's book, Marble Mountain writes:
Bud Willis's email is out of date or has been deleted! Just finished Marble Mountain and wanted to compliment him on providing an old grunt with an accurate view of the Marine Airedales and their struggles and triumphs. A great story indeed!! Semper Fi
Thanks for writing -- we've made a note in the original story about the link being inactive. If anyone wants to find the book, it is still available on in print and Kindle editions: Marble Mountain

Comments About: Everyone invited to book signing for Bud Willis

2012-12-22 08:55:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Reader asks: TaPs Diner - Is it smoke free?

Barbara J. Armitage writes:
Could we send an investigative reporter over to the new TaP's Diner to find out if they are smoke free? Wayne and I have been driving by Columbia's newest restaurant for weeks now and wondering if it was the kind of place we would frequent. I'd love to have another choice for dining but not a the cost of my lungs. - Barbara J Armitage
At the moment, they do allow smoking. But they do plan, in warm weather, to have the Patio open. They do have excellent home cooked food, and their carry-out service is a specialty. That's always an option at TaP's Diner for those who insist on smoke free dining rooms. - EW

2012-12-22 07:21:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CU Lady Tigers 82. Puerto Rico 59

The win moves Campbellsville to 11-2 on the season and caps a two-game trip to Puerto Rico. CU defeated UPR Mayaguez on Wednesday, 72-49. - Richard RoBards
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Box Score
CU LADY TIGERS (82) - Lee 13, Owen 2, Allen 6, Kimberland 18, Clifton 20, Craig 2, Karumba 5, Hellyer 12, Jehlik 4. Totals 33-78 9-12 82.
BAYAMON (59) Martinez 5, Cosme 2, Diaz 10, Rosario 16, Armesto 8, Velasquez 14, Miranda 3, Gonzalez 1. Totals 19-47 17-34 59.
Half-time - Campbellsville 44-34.
Three-point goals - Bayamon 4-13 (Velazquez 2), Campbellsville 7-24 (Clifton 5, Lee 1, Karumba 1).
Rebounds - Bayamon 34 (Rosario 12), Campbellsville 53 (Lee 3, Kimberland 13, Karumba 8). Assists - Bayamon 11 (Diaz 5), Campbellsville 21 (Allen 8, Lee 7). Steals - Bayamon 7, Campbellsville 10 (Lee 3, Karumba 3 Clifton 2)

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2012-12-22 06:51:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Home invader holds N. Adair woman at knifepoint before abruptly leaving

Adair County Sheriff's Office investigating incident reported by woman whose identity is being withheld for her protection. Only lead, from seeing invader's hand, is that he was a white male. Victim thinks perpetrator entered house while she was taking shower, and hid in wait for her.

By Adam Cravens
News from the Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair Sheriff's Office is seeking any information on a home invasion which took place Friday night, December 21, 2012 on Greensburg Road/KY 61 North, Columbia, KY, past Milltown turnoff.

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2012-12-22 05:03:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Pedestrian flown to UL after being hit on Square, Burkesville, KY

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Incident: Sara Huckelby, 39, was crossing to Cumberland County Courthouse in the center of the Public Square, Burkesville, KY

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

BURKESVILLE, KY - Trooper Brian Gibson is investigating a collision that occurred today at 3pmCT in the limits of Burkesville, KY on Main Street.

Ronald G. Sexton, 39 years old, of Monticello, KY, was traveling south on Main Street, operating a 1999 Ford F-250, when he struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway.

Sara Huckelby, 33 years old, of Burkesville, KY, was walking to the Courthouse when she was struck. Huckelby was transported to the Cumberland County hospital where she was later flown to the University of Louisville, KY, for treatment of her injuries.

Huckelby is listed as in stable condition. Trooper Gibson was assisted at the scene by Troopers from Post 15, Burkesville City Police, Cumberland County Sheriffs office, Cumberland county EMS, Fire, and Rescue.

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

2012-12-22 04:29:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Holiday Classic Basketball: Adair 72, Green 48

Adair Co. meets Anderson County in championship round tonight. Other scores: Hart 65, Campbellsville 55. Cumberland 78, Washington 57. Anderson 66, Monroe 53. All Adair County Pep Club members and all boys and girls middle school players will be admitted free.

News from Adair County High School athletics

Led by the hot shooting of Jayden Willis who connected on all five of his first period shots including two three pointers the Adair County Indians jumped out to a 22-8 first period lead and never looked back as they defeated regional rival Green County for the second time this season, this time by a score of 72-48. Willis finished with a team high 23 points. Rounding out the scoring were Chance Melton 11 points, Zach Hutchison 9, Kel Stotts 7, Jake Hixson 6, Colton Back 6, Gabriel Alfaro 3, Trevor Willis 2, Matt Fudge 2, and Marshall Shelley 1. Also seeing action were Ty Bennett, Jacob Pooler, Kyle Burton, Aaran Taylor, and Trent Jones. Melton had six rebounds and Fudge handed out seven assists.

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2012-12-22 04:11:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, Saturday with CM, December 22, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 22, 2012:
No future beauties
will in any way outshine
loveliness first loved.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 22 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 466, in progress

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather Outlook
if any

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 22 Dec 2012, 3:35amCT/4:35amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 28. South wind around 6 mph.

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: Stephanie Caldwell Morgan's Men: Always Ready, Always There Posted on 2012-12-19 09:52:38 Tom Chaney: Books at Christmas Posted on 2012-12-15 06:09:50. Billy Joe Fudge Kentucky Color - Water Tower Anomaly Posted on 2012-12-19 04:53:03. Billy Joe Fudge:Kentucky Color - Sinking Creek Resurfaces Posted on 2012-12-16 06:11:57. w/Photos. . JIM: History: Birthing cry for an Adair Railroad just got weaker and weaker Posted on 2012-12-18 11:24:36. 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. Mike Watson:History: Railroad attempts in Adair County, KY Posted on 2012-12-18 13:58:13. Sharon Whitehurst: The Whitehurst Diaries. Sunset calm after the thunderstorm w/Photos. Posted on 2012-12-18 05:57:58. ________________________________________________________________________________________

2012-12-22 03:50:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

CU baseball team spreads Christmas cheer through song

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By Chris Megginson
Campbellsville University Sports Information

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - It's not often you get to see baseball players put on Santa hats and sing, but that is what the Campbellsville University Tigers did December 8, 2012 at Grand View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Sixteen Tiger baseball players gathered at the center to visit with those residing there and share Christmas cheer.

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2012-12-22 03:43:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Lawrence Edwin (Eddie) Pickett, Green Co., KY (1948-2012)

He was a beloved member of a leading Green County, KY family. he was the son of the late L.E. "Chick" Pickett and Christine Nunn Pickett. He leaves four direct living descendants. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church. He was a retired teacher for the Green County Board of Education, and a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Navy
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Mr. Lawrence Edwin "Eddie" Pickett of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. Lawrence Edwin "Eddie" Pickett will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery, N. Main Street, Greensburg, KY. Bro. Dale Curry and Bro. Kent Penick will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pmCT/5pmET until 8pmCT/9pmET, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8amET, Sunday until time of the funeral.

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2012-12-22 03:12:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 22
Happy Anniversary, Carl and Sherri Johnson (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Milton and Helen Stephens (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ronald and Mary Garrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Shirl and Julia Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Pearl Reynolds (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Coy Morrison, Jr. (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Jessie (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rexie Maire Rooks (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy England | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John D. Netherland, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eleanor Jean Laytart, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Marie Muncie, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maude Yarberry, Adair Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Frank Parton, Casey County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Fulk, 81, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma George, Adair County, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, December 22, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTACHS Football Players will Ring Bells for Salvation Army
The ACHS Indian Football Players will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army, at the Columbia Walmart, 2988 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY 42728 throughout the day starting at 8:30amCT/9:30amET, Saturday, December 22, 2012. - Kelli Claypool | (ID:20471, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Ancil Lee Farmer, Jr., 55, Taylor Co., KY (1957-2012) | (ID:20461, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Demaris Holt, Adair County, KY (1920-2012) | (ID:20458, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20208, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Robert W. (Bob) Fudge, Adair Co., KY (1912-2012) | (ID:20446, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Bernice G. (Bea) Phillips, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2012) | (ID:20452, Comment)
Services, Dorothy Chansler, Yosemite, KY (1932-2012) | (ID:20468, Comment)
1:30pmCTCompany's Coming to Columbia/Adair County
Welcome, Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament Fans

At John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY
- 01:30pmCT/02:30pmET - Washington County vs. Campbellsville for 7th place
- 03:15pmCT/4:15pmET - Hart County vs. Cumberland County for 5th place
- 05:00pmCT/06pmET - Monroe County vs.Green County for 3rd place
- 06:45pmCT/07:45pmET Anderson County vs. Adair County championship
Admission is $5. All Adair County High School pep club members and all girls and boys middle school players will be admitted free. Related Story with more details | (ID:20479, Comment)
2:00pmCTCelebration of the life of Emily Louise Evans Egbert, Adair County, KY (1926-2012) | (ID:20421, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for Iva Pearl Graves, Cumberland Co., KY (1938-2012) | (ID:20477, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20237, Comment)
6:00pmCTCelebration of Life, Bowling Green, KY Mrs. Victoria Delores K. Stommel, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2012) | (ID:20470, Comment)
6:30pmCTChristmas Play, at Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church
Melson Ridge Separate Baptist, 5250 Hwy 900 Road, Columbia, KY, in the Melson Ridge Community (Cundiff) of Adair County, KY, will be performing, "Tis The Season for a Change." at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Saturday, December 22, 2012. -Judy Grant | (ID:20467, Comment)


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