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Columbia, KY's Brown & Brown of KY buys Gilbert RV Insurance

Move means a few more jobs for downtown Columbia, KY

Special to CM Business Story

Columbia, KY-based Brown & Brown of Kentucky Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired certain assets of Gilbert RV Insurance for an undisclosed price. The acquisition comes only five weeks after another Brown & Brown subsidiary purchased Simi Valley, California-based RV America Insurance.

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2013-01-03 09:15:00 | Comments | Printable version

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Epicurean Kentuckian: High proof crop shows bottled in bond tea

2013-01-03 - Shelby Co., KY - Photo by Pen. Figuring COF must have gone vegetarian, I think I've managed to crop the new year's photo so that it won't offend his sensibilities. - PEN. (Clicking ReadMore takes one back to COF's admonition, which is also linked to the original photo)
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Clarence Rigney, Casey County, KY (1926-2013)

He was the widower of Bernice Estes Rigney, former employee of Goodyear, a former Kentucky State Trooper, member of Watson's Chapel Christian Church and a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of World War II. He leaves 15 direct living descendants

Clarence Rigney, age 86, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2013, at V.A. Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held 12pmCT/1pmET, Saturday January 5, 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY 49, Liberty, KY. Rev. Sherman Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Watson's Chapel Cemetery with Military Rites. Visitation will be held 10am/11amET. Saturday January 5, 2013 with Masonic Rites at 12:00 Noon at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

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2013-01-03 08:16:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

What's the fuss about picture of Bourbon Whiskey

Comments re photo 48076 Epicurean Kentuckian New Years Meal Mary Smith writes:
I'm still trying to understand why this photo needs to be cropped. Is it because the beverage looks like Bourbon whiskey or some other kind of alcohol? What's the problem? Alcohol is legal in the United States of America and legal in Frankfort, KY. - Mary Smith
Mary Smith: This is Adair County, KY. The 18th amendment of the U.S. Constitution is still revered here, and drinking is on a don't ask don't tell basis.

2013-01-03 07:58:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Jailer Rick Wilson: Annual Report, 2012 Community Service

Adair County Jailer Rick Wilson has issued his reports for community service provided by Restricted Custody Facility inmates during the 2012 Calendar Year. Four charts are included:
  • Restricted Custody for 2012 Overview
  • Free mowing for 2012
  • Litter Pickup for 2012
  • and Community Service for December 2012
Click on headline for item with the 4 charts

2013-01-03 05:32:35 | Comments | Printable version

KY Human Rights director responds to Casey man's yard display

"The so-called yard display sends a message of hatred and blatant disregard of one's fellows. I can imagine that the larger citizenry of the town of Liberty and Casey County is embarrassed by this piece of news, and I am confident this is not the attitude of the majority of citizens in Casey County." - Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Executive Director John J. Johnson

By Victoria Stephens

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights executive director responds to Casey County man's yard display of the United States president.

LIBERTY in CASEY COUNTY, KY, USA (January 2, 2013) - During the holidays, it came to light through the media, that Casey County, Kentucky, resident Danny Hafley had in his front yard near a well-traveled road a life-size mannequin that depicted U.S. President Barack Obama holding a piece of watermelon. News photos show the standing figure wearing a suit, a wide smile, and holding up a slice of melon from which a bite has been taken. The figure's arms hold up the object as if poised to eat. (The photograph was published by Television News Channel Lexington [Ky.] 18 on Dec. 24, 2012)

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2013-01-03 04:04:48 | Comments | Printable version

Epicurean Kentuckian - Black-eyed peas tradition from Civil War

Tamra Wilson writes:
I noticed that on CM, there's still a question posted about the tradition of black-eyed peas as a Southern New Year's tradition. I'm guessing that someone has responded, by now, or that the person who asked has surely found the answer, but, if not, here's a link to one of many articles about it online. Black-Eyed Peas A Southern Tradition for Luck and Prosperity in the New Year by Sheridan Alexander, Guide.
Thanks, Tamra Wilson Maybe everyone else knew this, but it was news to me. Thanks. -EW

2013-01-03 03:11:19 | Comments | Printable version

Second, final reading ordinance amending 911 policy set

Public Notice

The Adair County Fiscal Court will have second and final reading amending the Ordinance of the 911 Policy and Procedures; at their regular monthly meeting on January 08, 2013. 7pmCT in the Basement of the Adair County Annex Building 424 Public Square. A complete copy of the Ordinance may be viewed at the Adair County Judge Executive's Office; during normal business hours; Monday-Friday.- LISA GREER, Administrative Assistant, CJE Ann Melton's Office

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2013-01-03 02:59:33 | Comments | Printable version

Final reading of Parks & Rec amendment

Public Notice

The Adair County Fiscal Court had second and final reading amending the Ordinance of the Parks/Rec, to include being absent from regular monthly meetings; a complete copy of the amendment may be viewed at the Judges Office during normal business hours; Monday-Friday.- LISA GREER, Administrative Assistant, CJE Ann Melton's Office

2013-01-03 02:55:28 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, January 3, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 3, 2013:
Who truly forgives
refuses to see the scars
rejections inflict.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 3 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 478, in progress

The Weather for Today

For Continuously updated weather, click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY The NWS issued this update on 3 Jan 2013, at 4:55amCT/5:55amET OVERNIGHT - Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind. THURSDAY - Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 40. Light west wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. THURSDAY NIGHT - Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Hazardous Weather Outlook issued at NWS, Louisville, KY, 2:43amCT/3:43amET, Thursday, January 3, 2013: Today - LIGHT HAZE OR PATCHY LIGHT FOG MAY LINGER THIS MORNING ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND THE BLUEGRASS REGION THROUGH MID MORNING. ALTHOUGH THIS HAZE MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES A BIT...IT IS NOT EXPECTED TO ADVERSELY AFFECT ANY ROAD SURFACES.

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 Today, this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more are posted here:

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2013-01-03 02:45:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 3
Happy Anniversary, Dwayne & Debbie Martin (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Shawn and Kasey Bardin (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Kelly Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chase Gilbert (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christy Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Marie Taylor (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jared Wheat (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Wilson (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayla Riter (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Keltner (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Harrison, Campbellsville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lottie Stalcup Watson, 87, Cumberland Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floyd W. Wise, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Wesley Adkins, Green Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, B. Jeanne Layer, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lloyd Jones, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Mae Roberts, Casey Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Garmon, Adair Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Margaret Hindman, Cumberland Co. native, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Midkiff, Taylor County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Beatrice Landis, Green Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanford Jessie (Stan) Baker, Adair County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Clifford Ray Sherrill, Celina, TN (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Sherrill Randall Baldwin, Taylor County, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Luttrell, 89, Casey County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clayton Hunt, Taylor County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2013
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. No (0) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Forty-three (3) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. One (1) cases District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Two (2) Cases Circuit Court. One (1) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Seventy-three (73) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two (2) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20685, Comment)
10:00amCTServices in Russell Springs, KY, for Lois Ann Wilson, Russell County, KY (1952-2012) | (ID:20669, Comment)
11:00amCTSocial Seniors Club meets at Adair County Library
The Social Seniors Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, in the basement of the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, Ky 42728. The Social Seniors Club is open to all Senior Citizens of Adair County. Contact the Library at 270-384-2472 or Kelli Claypool at 270-378-2053. | (ID:20656, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20545, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Edna Marie Jessie, 67, Glasgow, KY (d. Tues. Jan. 1, 2013) | (ID:20678, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20577, Comment)
Adair Band Bingo at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT
Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. | (ID:20636, Comment)


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