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2012 Report: Coffee Can Fund at Plum Point Baptist Church

Twenty seven children got to go on $200 Christmas Shopping trip through Plum Point Baptist Church's Coffee Can Fund helping outreach. In addition, deserving families down on their fortune receive financial help throughout the year.
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By Ludora Feese Perkins

Just to let everyone know about this year's Coffee Can Fund at Plum Point Baptist Church - we're continuing to help needy families in the community (or elsewhere) have a happier Christmas. We took 27 kids Christmas shopping in 2012.

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2012-12-30 18:39:12 | Comments | Printable version

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Hailey and Stella were here

2012-12-30 - E. Fortune Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Granddad. Hailey, the littlest granddaughter, visited in Columbia today, along with her new doll, Stella, who has her very own pink pacifier, both little ones securely held by Mema. The family starts celebrating Hailey's 1st birthday January 1st, a little over three weeks before the grand event. Hailey's first Christmas was a resounding success. She now features 7 teeth with another on the way and fine vocabulary. - Granddad
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Happy Tails: The Story of Button

Button had many endearing qualities, not the least of which was his unbound spirit. He was a live wire. His bond with his people in his new home were ecstatic - until his unbounded need to chew caused a reluctant almost tearful disadoption - briefly. After a brief hiatus, there was a happy ending - with a more realistic animal behavior and the need, sometimes, of some doggie discipline. No matter how cute the beloved pet is.
Click on headline for Button's full story, photo(s)

By Peg Schaeffer

I'll be home for Christmas...

A Good Samaritan found a cute white dog with curly hair wandering the streets of Greensburg in May. She was worried that he would get hurt and brought him to us. He was as cute as a "Button" and that became his name.

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2012-12-30 15:40:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Carol Perkins: How quickly Christmas came, was gone

The build up for Christmas is wonderful. But, Carol Perkins says, 'Resembling a picked over turkey after a Thanksgiving meal, the beautiful decorations don't look so beautiful on December 26.'
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: A side trip (eventful of course) to the Apple Store

By Carol Perkins

How quickly it came and how quickly it went. Another Christmas. We prepare for the holiday weeks in advance and then as quickly as wrapping paper peels off a box, it is over. Finished. I don't know about you, but the day after Christmas I want to remove all signs of the season and move on.

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2012-12-30 15:28:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

(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).

Occasionally, 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

Emails are somewhat more caught up this week and we should be able to give better service to everyone. - EW

2012-12-30 15:12:12 | Comments | Printable version

Saw dog similar to Landry on Bird Road

Leslie Smith writes:
I saw a dog of similar description near Bird Road on Thursday and Friday when I was visiting Mom and Dad (Mary and Rudy Campbell). I didn't notice a collar, but he was a friendly dog. - Leslie Smith
Comments re photo 48036. Still Missing Landry from Flatwoods/Breeding

2012-12-30 14:58:29 | Comments | Printable version

Scenic Robertson Co., KY: Snow, December 28, 2012

Daytrip Album
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History as it Happens: Mo' snow. From Mike Watson, who sends this visual proof of conditions in the frozen north, December 28, 2012 photos from 100 Square Mile, Robertson County, KY, and writes, "Yet another snowy scene, Robertson County; 7 inches of pure white post-Christmas snow." Click on headline and scroll down from photo album.

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2012-12-30 11:55:07 | Comments | Printable version

Stolen property recovered from rental storage site

Columbia Police Ofc. Johnny Dial arrests 30 year old Simon Turner, charging him with receiving stolen property over $500. Investigation continues

By Ofc. Joshua Brockman, Public Affairs Officer
Columbia, KY Police Department

On Friday, December 28, 2012, at 3:04pmCT, a search warrant was executed by Columbia Police Department at Franklin Storage Units located on Hudson street in the limits of Columbia, KY.

The search yielded the recovery of stolen property valued at over $1,000 dollars.

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2012-12-30 11:26:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACHS Class of 2012 an awesome group

Shamarie Claiborne writes:
This group of young men are awesome! We are all so proud of them all! But Levi is serving our country with pride and honor and for those of us who love him ---we can not put into words the joy it has given us to have him home for the holidays! - Shamarie Claiborne
Comments re photo 48060 Classmates give Levi Ramage hearty welcome home party

2012-12-30 11:07:45 | Comments | Printable version

Boys Basketball: ACHS 62; Nelson County 54

Indians bring home second place trophy in the Nelson County Holiday Classic. Three Indians make all tournament team - Kel Stotts, Marshall Shelley, and Chance Melton
Next - ACHS Boys Varsity basketball vs. Spencer County
At 7pmCT/8pmET, Friday, January 4, 2012, at At Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY.

Special to Sports
News of Adair County High School Athletics

The Adair County Indians took home the second place trophy in the Nelson County Holiday Classic with a relatively easy 62-54 win Saturday night, December 29, 2012, in Bardstown, KY. The victory improved the Indiands record to 8-5 on the season.

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2012-12-30 10:37:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Open New Years Day: Adair Band Bingo

The Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane, Columbia, KY will be open at 5pmCT/6pmET January 1, 2013 to bring in the New Year. There will be bingo (License No. ORG0002285) as usual, door prizes, and homemade chili. Everyone is invited to attend. - Shamarie Claiborne for ADAIR Band.

2012-12-30 09:40:40 | Comments | Printable version

Timothy Wayne Howard, Breeding, KY (1946-2012)

He was a disabled Vietnam War Veteran who served his country in the U. S. Army, and will be accorded full military honors by Columbia VFW Post 6097 at burial rites in Breeding, KY. He was a native of Ohio and a respected resident of the Breeding community at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Susan Cassell Howard. He leaves 5 direct living descendants. He was a farmer

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Timothy Wayne Howard, age 66 years of Breeding, KY, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at Tennessee Valley Health Care Service in Nashville, Tennessee, after an illness

Funeral services will be Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Kemp officiating. Interment will be in Fudge Cemetery, 847 Independence Road, Breeding, KY. Full military honors will be rendered by Columbia, KY VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 11amCT/12pmET, at the funeral home.

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2012-12-30 07:48:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Splendid photo of Mattie Lou Neat from Josh Judd

E. H. Lepiarczyk writes:
This is a splendid portraiture of my cousins, Mattie Lou Sinclair Neat is my second cousin. May God bless the Howard Cecil Neat family always. I hope that Cousin Mattie Lou has a marvelous and memorable 90th birthday celebration! - E. H. Lepiarczyk
Comments re photo 48049 Mattie Lou Neat celebrates 90th birthday Jan 2 2012

2012-12-30 07:17:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Relay for Life Committee Team Captain meeting

RFL Team Committee meeting will be January 10, 2013 at 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, in the basement of the Adair County Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. The Team Captain members will be meeting at 6pmCT/7pmET. Please note that the registration fee is only $50 per team until the night of the meeting. Afterward, the fee will be $100.00 per team. Contact: Jennifer Smith at 270-250-1396 - Jennie Shelpman

2012-12-30 06:52:49 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: Joe Downing in Paris

Of Writers and their Books, Joe Downing in Paris is a remembrance of a Horse Cave, Kentucky, native who moved to Paris, France in 1950 and spent the rest of his life there creating colorful paintings. This column first appeared 6 January 2008. Click on headline for essay with photo(s)
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Cussing with Imagination

By Tom Chaney

Joe Downing in Paris

Joseph Dudley Downing, Horse Cave native and expatriate artist, died at his home in Me'nerbes, France, Saturday, December 29, 2007. He had lived and worked in France since 1950, returning only for brief visits which often included shows of his work.

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2012-12-30 06:40:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Chuck Hinman: Snow ice cream

Chuck Hinman: Snow ice cream.
When fresh snow fell, Chuck's Mom would sometimes make a milk-egg combination to which the flakes were added to produce Snow Ice Cream. The next earlier Chuck Hinman Story: - This house is Santa Claus unfriendly

By Chuck Hinman

Snow ice cream

Someone at our foursome at the evening meal night before last here at Tallgrass Estates brought up the subject of snow ice cream. We were scheduled to receive a real norther' with up to 12 inches of snow! Brrrrrrr!

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2012-12-30 06:31:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Bro. Mark Bradshaw at Gradyville Baptist, Sun. Dec. 30, 2012

Bro. Mark Bradshaw from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday December 30, 2012 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email: - Mike Bennett

2012-12-30 06:20:46 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SUNDAY with CM, December 30, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 30, 2012:
No good ever comes
of claiming again what was
and losing it twice.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 30 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 474, in progress

The Weather for Today


The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 29 Dec 2012, 2:35pmCT/3:35pmET
Today- Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight- Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming south around 5 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

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 30
Business Anniversary: Sleep Inn & Suites, Columbia, KY. (2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Womack | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Pierce (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Caldwell (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Dial (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Harvey (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Hinkle, (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dewayne Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Brooks Compton (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fannie B. Shaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Kessinger (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Christopher Travis Baker (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lacey Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Edward White | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LouAnn Russell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mylee Bell (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rachel Byrd Bardin (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sebastian Alexander Bingham Hancock (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy, Ellie Marian Staten (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Blankenship Light, Green Co, KY native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lenwood Graves, Taylor Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Carl Rich Thompson, Green Co. KY (1926-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert C. (Bob) Marshall, Adair Co., KY, native (1946 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Rose Buis Chadwell, Casey Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Durham Blakeman, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ann M. Huntsman, Greensburg, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Hall, Casey County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Grant, Adair County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Parnell, 66, Adair County, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jean Jones, Green County, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Hazel Arnold Cravens Arnold, Sano, KY native (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry D. Huckaby, Russell Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Jessee, 83, formerly of Columbia, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cora Jane Gibson Rice, 51, Glasgow, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl Clayton Nichols, 69, Russell Co., KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Faye Oakes, 71, Russell Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Barbee, 57, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Richards, 67, Russell County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 30, 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:20250, Comment)
10:00amCTBlakey 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 | (ID:20436, Comment)
10:45amCTBro. Mark Bradshaw at Gradyville Baptist Church
Bro. Mark Bradshaw from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday December 30, 2012 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email: - Mike Bennett | (ID:20535, Comment)
11:00amCTBro. Jr Holmes will be preaching at The Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church
Bro. Jr. Holmes will be preaching at The Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY 42728, at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, Sunday December 30, 2012. Sunday School begins at 10am CT/11am ET Everyone is invited. Phone: 270-789-3905. - Todd Corbin | (ID:20505, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20216, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Casey County, KY, for John S. Hatter, Casey Co., KY (1932-2012) | (ID:20502, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Howard Wade Conover, Columbia, KY (1963-2012) | (ID:20516, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for Marshall (Slim) Branham, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2012) | (ID:20523, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Anna Frances Hogue, Campbellsville, KY (1919-2012) | (ID:20525, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Thelma Etta Cook, 102, Adair County, KY (d. Dec. 27, 2012) | (ID:20521, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Robert Allen (Robbie) Long, Green Co., KY (1963-2012) | (ID:20530, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20245, Comment)


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