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Guest editorial: Keep the momentum going

Area has presented display of Christmas grandeur this year. One area which really shines Downtown Columbai, and with the impetus of the Red Brick Building restoration, writer hopes a movement is started which will continue

By Doug Beard

Over the past month as I have driven through Columbia and Adair County, I have thoroughly enjoyed the sights and sounds of the season that I have experienced. I think that our area has presented the grandest display of Christmas grandeur that I have seen for many years.

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2012-12-23 18:06:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

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Merry Christmas 2012 - from Sheila and Cody

2012-12-23 - 503 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Sheila Hare.
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Christmas card is beautiful rendering

Jon Halsey writes:
Beautiful rendering. A tribute to Sheila's impeccable taste. - Jon Halsey, Knifley, KY
Comments re photo 48002 Merry Christmas 2012 from Sheila and Cody

2012-12-23 18:01:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair County Court Nuisance Committee meeting Dec. 28, 2012

The Adair County Fiscal Court Nuisance Committee will meet on Friday December 28, 2012 at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, in the basement of the Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Jerri Nixon, Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office

2012-12-23 13:17:38 | Comments | Printable version

Woman arrested in connection with C-ville Minit Mart Robbery

Amy Edwards, 31 years old, of Campbellsville, KY, faces charge of Robbery 1st

News from Campbellsville Police Department 100 Terri Street, Campbellsville, KY

The Campbellsville Police Department arrested 31 year old Amy Edwards of Campbellsville, KY, today Sunday, December 23, 2012, and charged her with Robbery 1st, in reference to the Robbery of the Minit Mart on Old Lebanon Road, Friday, December 14, 2012.

While on patrol, Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewell located the suspected vehicle thought to be involved in the Robbery of the Minit Mart.

Officer Jewell made contact with the vehicle and Edwards was subsequently arrested for the robbery.

Also investigating the robbery, along with Officer Jewell was Sgt. David Tucker.

2012-12-23 13:04:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

(Ad) Just in: Keys found - in CM Lost & Found

There's new activity in-. CM Lost & Found. - A set of keys. 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

2012-12-23 11:16:06 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: Socks, a villanelle

- a villanelle for the birthday of Barrett Griffin
Check the clocks
getting late
put on socks.

Loving rocks
special date
check the clocks.

Rainbow frocks
no debate
put on socks.

Gentle knocks
no more wait
check the clocks.

Undo locks
friend elate
put on socks.

Open box
check the clocks
put on socks.

- Robert Stone, 20 December 2012
Inspired by a photograph of socks. Julie Griffin Smith "December 20th, is Barrett's birthday and the good ol' sock tradition continues! Happy 24th Birthday, Barrett!" Barrett is from Glasgow, Kentucky, and studied Cultural Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY - ROBERT STONE.

The next previous Robert Stone poem: Robert Stone: At self-set pale- a sonnet

2012-12-23 09:43:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Want to advertise on What's Cooking?

There are two ways to advertise on What's Cooking:
1) An Extremely Low Cost single event occasional ad. Always call 270-250-2730 before sending email. It's open to almost any restaurant, church, organization in the Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor County area.

2) The ridiculously low priced What's Cooking advertising for regular, enrolled users. who know what CM is all about. This one has an orientation period to see if the advertising is a good fit for both CM and the Advertiser. There's a wait at this time, but if you'd like to get your name in the queue, just let us know. For the restaurant is right, it always works surprising well. When fit is right - it's worth it for us. We're happy with the list right now, but we are in the news business!
Give a call at 270-250-2730 when either looks right for you. We can provide FAST service. If you email, be sure to include contact information: Your Phone Number is a must. Your email is a huge help.- ED

2012-12-23 09:11:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

(Ad) Sending an ad? Make sure we have contact information

Sending an ad today? We may be able to post it. We'll try, but we must have contact information (to make contact with you if there is a problem - to post only if you wish it to be).

Right now, a couple of time-critical ads are hangfire because we don't have enough information to post - and for these, only a phone call will get action (repeated emails only impede the process). Call 270-250-2730

It's an extremely busy Sunday morning - so we know everyone understands. - EW

2012-12-23 08:47:57 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: A side trip (eventful of course) to the Apple Store

For almost all people on earth, a visit to the Apple Store for a delayed pain cashectomy is uneventful - not so for our Metcalfe County, KY,heroine, who was there not for a major operation, but to have her computer tuned. She was done in by an iPad browser. A true story: It happened in Green Hills Mall, Nashville, Tennessee. This post survival account is just one of her Christmas Stories.
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: Making our homes special for Christmas
By Carol Perkins

Last weekend, Guy and I went to Nashville for three purposes: to take my computer to the Apple Store in Green Hills Mall, finish shopping, and then take Joseph (our grandson) to the Shrek Ice Event at the Opryland Hotel for his birthday.

The Apple Store was our first stop. We exited onto Hillsboro Road, and sat in traffic for forty-five minutes for what normally would be a five-minute drive. Once inside the parking structure, we were in another line to find a place to park.

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2012-12-23 07:58:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Epicurean Kentuckian Critique: Old Squirrel should be boiled

Larry Joe advises Billy Joe - Comment on Kentucky Color: You fry the greys and boil the fox squirrels

Larry Joe Murray writes:
I think that a fox squirrel that age would have to be boiled and make dumplings . We always fried the greys and boiled the fox squirrels - Larry Joe Murray
Comments re article 56568 Kentucky Color Fox Squirrel

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2012-12-23 07:47:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Fatal house fire: Victim found inside Monroe residence

Victim is Earnest Walker, 72, Tompkinsville, KY. KSP Detective Jamie Richard and Arson Investigator, asisted by Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Coroner, and Fire Department and Mudlick Fire Department on scene. No foul play is suspected, but investigation is ongoing.

By Tpr. Clint Walker, Pubic Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police, Post 15, Columbia, KY

MONROE COUNTY, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Columbia was contacted by Monroe County Dispatch on December 22, 2012 at 9:02pmCT, in regards to a fatal house fire at 187 Brown Cemetery Road. Upon arrival Post 15 units discovered the residence was completely destroyed by fire.

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2012-12-23 06:04:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Writer Adam Cravens publishes 2nd Watchman novel

Blood Feuds continues Watchman series
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By Adam Cravens

The book I just published is called The Watchman Order: Blood Feuds. It's part two of a novella I wrote The Watchman Order.

It deals mostly on the premise that the Biblical Cain was immortal and his patrimony is every supernatural evil on earth.

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2012-12-23 02:12:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Chuck Hinman: This House is Santa Claus Unfriendly

Chuck Hinman: This house is Santa Claus unfriendly.
There was no fireplace and/or fireplace chimney for Santa to enter the house! The next earlier Chuck Hinman Story: - Christmas Memories From My Show Biz Days

By Chuck Hinman
IJMA 027: 9 December 2008

This house is Santa Claus unfriendly

My earliest Christmas remembrance is in the 1920's when we lived in the farm home where I grew up. It was between Liberty and Wymore in southeastern Nebraska. The house was large, almost new, and had all the "bells and whistles" except one. There was no fireplace and/or fireplace chimney for Santa to enter the house! Ye gads, Dad, why did we move here? This house is Santa Claus unfriendly!

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2012-12-23 01:46:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Picking up freight, meeting Kix Brooks at Arrington Vineyards

Mr. Al, the Big Rig Trucker, makes pickup at gorgeous Arrington Vineyards, gets to meet Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, an owner of the vineyard. Arrington Vineyards has award winning wine. Offers free wine tastings

By Big Al Owens
The Big Rig Trucker

Big Al is pedaling freight locally in Nashville for GFC. I am still touring and sight-seeing on a daily basis but on a different basis now.

On Friday, dispatch called me and asked me to stop by 6211 Patton Road in Arrington, TN, to pick up a couple of totes at a company that is known locally as Arrington Vineyards.

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2012-12-23 01:00:37 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Color - Fox Squirrel

Fox Squirrels were a staple of Great Wooded South diet for forefathers - Fried Fox Squirrel breakfasts with hot biscuits and Fox Squirrel Gravy is the best
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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired State Forester
Kentucky DIvision of Forestry

Fox Squirrel is the largest squirrel in North America. It will grow up to 3 pounds as an adult and is, like its smaller cousin the Grey Squirrel a very good climber.

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2012-12-23 00:37:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Tom Chaney: Cussing with Imagination

Of Writers and their Books, Cussing with Imagination is a plea for expanding one's vocabulary and suggests help from Shakespeare. This column first appeared 25 December 2005
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Books at Christmas

By Tom Chaney

Cussing with Imagination

Just as World War Two was ending, our father, Boots Chaney started on a major renovation of the house we lived in at the corner of Main and Yancey in Horse Cave. We lived in the house all during the work, at one point moving into just one room.

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2012-12-23 00:17:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

SUNDAY with CM, December 23, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 23, 2012:
Fear but to forget
love is written in silence
as well as in words.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 23 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 467, 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 23 Dec 2012, 12:15amCT/01:15amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Overnight - Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Light southwest wind.

Sunday - Isolated showers after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday night - Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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 SUNDAY with CM Columns
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2012-12-23 00:13:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Merry Christmas thoughts, memories and history items from Adair County historian Mike Watson, who still loves the look and feel of real books, writing:
My friends will ask me if I have a Nook or other e-book reader. "No," I answer, "I enjoy the feel and smell of a book and, though I am no techno-dunce, I doubt I will ever convert to an e-book format." - MIKE WATSON

By Mike Watson

Christmas, the special day set aside long ago to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and a special day for so many people around the globe, is eagerly anticipated by youngsters and oldsters alike, but often in different ways. One common excitement for many is the anticipated receipt of a gift, or a wagon load of them. Of course there is the debate that rages each year as to the necessity and fiscal responsibilities of spending for items not needed and perhaps, secretly, not wanted by the receiver. We all know the - t is the thought that counts.

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2012-12-23 00:11:28 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 23
Happy Anniversary, Calvin and Mary Cooley (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Donald and Dawn Coomer (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, J.C. & Vickie Johnson (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Pam and Travis Paul Scott (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ruby and Lester Sneed, (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Vaughn and Connie Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addie Popplewell (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bethany Dawn Helm (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dennis Yates (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Ronald P. Rogers (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dusty Claiborne (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Hoskins (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jailynn Riter (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnathon Vaughn (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Douglas Blakey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Rodgers Flinn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Boils | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicholas Lewis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Raysean Hughes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robbie "Chin" Burton (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Travis Tucker (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Akin Moss, Taylor County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen "Jimmy" Gaines of Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corene Mitchell, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William B. Baise, Cumberland Co., KY native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elvin E. Durham, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert Glen Gosser, Russell Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Lynwood (Sonny) Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Fannie Asbury, Green Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curly T. Lowery, Taylor County, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Marie Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louis Keller, Cumberland Co., KY (1918-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Perry, Cumberland County, KY (1919-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Bro. Richard Lee Owens, Windsor, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Col. O.D. Robertson, 82, Russell Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Louise Schorman, 84, Adair Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Bobby Joe Johnson, Cumberland Co., KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clavin White, Marrowbone, Cumberland Co. KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddy Carol Cary, 74, Cumberland Co., KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Rae Fields, 80, Edmonton, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Lee Bailey, Edmonton, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelynn Grace Rodenberg, stillborn, (d. 23 Dec 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur Clarence (Denver) Wilson, Pulaski Co./Casey native (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patty Arnett Wright, 64,, Green County, KY/Taylor Co., KY native (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Sallee, 41, Taylor County, KY (1975-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Wayne Edwards, Metcalfe County, KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marita Warren Wright, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Rector Belton, Adair County, KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brent Cox, 78, Taylor County, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, McEva Mayse, 98, Glensfork, Adair County, KY (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Robert "J.D" Dishman (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
Services, Arthur Lee Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 23, 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:20249, Comment)
10:00amCTBro. Carol G. Perkins preaching at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church
Bro. Carol G. Perkins will be preaching at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY 42728, at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, Sunday December 23, 2012. Sunday School begins at 10amCT/11amET. Everyone is invited. Phone: 270-789-3905. - Todd Corbin | (ID:20449, Comment)
10:30amCTChildrens 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 | (ID:20428, Comment)
The M and M Christmas Story at Harrods Fork
The children of Harrodsfork Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KYwill present the Christmas Play The M and M Christmas Story, at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, Sunday, December 23, 2012 . Please come and join us celeabrate Christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone. - Martha Lacy.| (ID:20435, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20209, Comment)
Service, Burkesville, KY for Neal Fletcher, Cumberland Co., KY (1934-2012) | (ID:20472, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Jerry Wayne Davis, Taylor Co., KY (1955-2012) | (ID:20474, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Lawrence Edwin (Eddie) Pickett, Green Co., KY (1948-2012) | (ID:20478, Comment)
2:00pmCTMillerfield Christmas Play rescheduled for TODAY
Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road Columbia, KY, Christmas play scheduled for Friday December 21, 2012 at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, has been rescheduled for today, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET. We will have no Sunday School and worship service will begin at 9:30amCT/10:30pmET. Contact: Pastor Richard Lehman at 270-384-9713. - Rhonda Burton | (ID:20459, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Alvin Wayne Burton, 41, Indianapolis, IN, (1971-2012) | (ID:20462, Comment)
Services, Edmonton, KY, for Derek Dwayne Caffee, 32, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Dec. 21, 2012) | (ID:20476, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20238, Comment)
Cricket County Christmas Play at Christie Chapel United Methodist Church
Cricket County Christmas Charity Play, begins at 5pmCT/6pmET, Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Christie Chapel United Methodist Church, 8068 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY. Refreshments follow. - Jennifer Hovious. | (ID:20441, Comment)


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