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Crit Luallen speaks to Campbellsville/Taylor Co. Chamber

She issues challenge to local leaders to correct some disturbing realities about the Commonwealth
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By Linda Waggener

Former Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen was the guest speaker yesterday, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, delivering a challenge to work to change some very disturbing statistics about Kentucky.

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2013-01-11 16:50:12 | Comments | Printable version

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Crit Luallen speaks to Campbellsville/Taylor Co. Chamber

2013-01-11 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, CU photo.
Retired state auditor Crit Luallen red jacket is pictured with leaders of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce where she was guest speaker at this week's monthly luncheon. From left are McMahan, Team Taylor County director; Chris Kidwell, chamber president; John Chowning, Campbellsville University vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president; speaker Luallen; Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and chamber director Judy Cox. (photo by Linda Waggener)

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Wellie Paul Grant released from jail

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By Larry Smith
The WAVE, 92.7 FM radio, Columbia-Russell Springs, KY

The man who was charged with the 2006 murder of Columbia businessman Rex Coffey has been released from jail. 92.7 The WAVE has learned that Wellie Paul Grant of the Glens Fork area of Adair County was released from jail today, Friday, January 11, 2013, on a $100,000 unsecured bail bond by Special Judge James Bowling.

Wellie Paul Grant was arrested in 2006 following the murder of Rex Coffey at the Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church Picnic Ground on KY 900 West of Glens Fork. Rex Coffey was the owner and operator of Rex's Cycle Shop on Cambellsville Road in Adair County.

The news of Grant's release devastated the Coffey family. 92.7 The Wave spoke to Rex Coffey's daughter Leslie Coffey, "You work all your life to be a fine, upstanding citizen in Adair County and this is what you get." She said that the Coffey family was notified only 15 minutes before Grant was released.

2013-01-11 16:27:46 | Comments | Printable version

Jon Halsey agrees with BJ Fudge on Downtown Safety concerns

"Time is of the Essence." And to quote Poor Richard: "Well Done is better than Well Said."

By Jon Halsey

Although BJ and I may agree to disagree on some issues we are yoked in tandem on this Downtown/Square traffic - safety issue. The Burkesville two lane entrance to the square has to be a particular nightmare for Canadian tour buses and others "from off."

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2013-01-11 10:18:28 | Comments | Printable version

10-class foster, adoptive parent course starts March 28, 2013

At Elmhurst Plaza, Campbellsville, KY

For those who are up to the challenge of becoming a foster or adoptive challenge, the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, 1327 E. Broadway, Campbellsville, KY (in the Elmhurst Plaza), will be offering a series of 10 classes, beginning March 28, 2013. Classes are three hours each, 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET. The classes are free. Registration may be made at the DCBS, by calling 270-465-3549. Venessa Nunn

2013-01-11 08:34:52 | Comments | Printable version

Adair moves up to No. 59 on waiting list for JROTC

Special CM Education Story
News from Adair County High School

A check this morning with Superintendent Alan Reed coincided with his receipt of a letter from Colonel David Thompson, Director of the Department of Military Affairs in Frankfort, KY with good news on the effort to get a Junior U.S. Army ROTC program at Adair County High School.

Col. Thompson said that Adair County is now No. 59 on a waiting list of 230 nationwide.

"This is good news. And I'd be remiss if I didn't credit the work of others who have made the ranking possible. We wouldn't be where we are today without the help of many outstanding people, in particular one behind the scenes individual who's asked not to be in the spotlight, but whose help has proven invaluable," Mr. Reed said, to make a long story short.

Supeintendent Reed cautioned that with the budget constraints, the number of U.S. Army JROTC program has been capped at 1731. "There is flux in those numbers," he said. "Some attrition occurs," bit added, "We would expect some of those 1731 programs to be dropped, some to drop out voluntarily for various reasons." But acknowledged that he hasn't yet analyzed the arithmetic to see just when Adair County might expect to see the JROTC program a reality, based on past statistics.

2013-01-11 08:16:14 | Comments | Printable version

Ed McQuaide: On respectful driving, Ralph McQueary legacy

Ed McQuaide writes:
Never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.It's hard to deal with a portion of the population that thinks the white lines under the traffic signals are the parking spot for their rear bumper.

Those of us who were fortunate to have had Mr.Ralph McQueary as our drivers ed teacher will be forever in his gratitude. Not only did we learn proper driving skills,he instilled the most important element, respect. For the past 20 + years,adolescents have been allowed to park and litter on public property anywhere they choose. As they leave the city limits it fills the ditches in all directions.It leaves little doubt why the HS is ranked 189/230. - Ed McQuaide
Comments re article 56885 When writer asks When will traffic be calmed Downtown

2013-01-11 07:19:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Jon Halsey comments on City Pool: Agrees with Billy Joe Fudge

Speaking from municipally debt-free Knifley, KY, he warns Columbia City fathers and Adair County Magistrates that limitations not seen in "Foggy Bottom," prevail here. "We cannot print money. And there is a finite limit as to how far the contents of our billfold will stretch," Mr. Halsey says positing Flowers-Hayek economics vs. Dr. Ronald P./Roosevelt/Keynesian philosophy for the City of Columbia, the County of Adair. -CM

By Jon Halsey
Personal Commentary

A sitting President famously (or infamously, depending on your persuasion) said: "Elections have consequences." Just so, the actions of local Boards, elected and unelected also have consequences. Unfortunately, past actions have put us in the unenviable situation of having to place much of our community's desires and progress on hold while we try to dig our way out of the financial messes we find ourselves in.

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2013-01-11 07:14:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

CWC goes on record as home of Jake Hill and his mama, Vickie

Comments re article 56881 Ken Hill announces establishment of auction education service

Patty Jones writes:
Just for the record, Col. Wm. Casey is proud to be the home school of Jake Hill and his mama, Vickie, who teaches there!! - Patty Jones
CM article on new auction education school erred. Ken Hill's son goes to Colonel William Casey, not ACES. That is being corrected - EW

2013-01-11 07:07:46 | Comments | Printable version

CU's Ted Taylor serving as transitional pastor in Somerset, KY

Dr. Taylor was just recently a popular transitional pastor at Columbia Baptist Church and as pastor of Harrods Fork Baptist Church in Adair County, KY. Most recently he has been interim pastor at Campbellsville Baptist Church and will serve next as transitional pastor of Somerset, KY's Beacon Hill Baptist Church. Bivocational service by full time faculty at Campbellsville University is encouraged by the school
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By Joan C. McKinney
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Dr. G. Ted Taylor, professor of Christian studies, director of the Leadership/Character/Development Institute and lead professor of sports ministry program at Campbellsville University, is serving as transitional pastor at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, KY.

Taylor just completed a successful transitional pastorate at Campbellsville Baptist Church. He has served local churches both full time and bi-vocationally for 40 years.

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2013-01-11 06:26:34 | Comments | Printable version

Fatal Crash, Meade Co., KY involves 3 vehicles, one an ambulance

Driver of 2008 Pontiac pronounced at scene after, according to police report, failing to stop at intersection and was struck by a Meade County Ambulance, which had swerved to avoid Pontiac, in incident involving three vehicles. 10 month old in deceased's car taken to Kosair. Driver and one occupant of ambulance taken to UL Hospital with serious injuries. Investigation is ongoing by Post 4 reconstructionist Tpr. Terry Whittaker
Location: Flaherty is approximately 75 miles NW of Columbia, KY (Google Map)

By MTPR Norman Chaffins, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

FLAHERTY, KY - On Thursday, January 10, 2013 at approximately 6:37pmET, Meade County Dispatch received a call of an injury crash at the intersection of KY 313 and KY 333 in Meade County.

It was later reported as a fatality and Meade County Deputies requested that a State Police Reconstructionist respond to the scene. Our investigation revealed that a silver 2008 Pontiac driven by 27-year-old Sarah S. Hottell of Brandenburg was eastbound on KY 333 and was approaching the intersection of KY 313.

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2013-01-11 05:57:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

When? writer asks. When will traffic be calmed Downtown?

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Are we gonna get anyone to help us calm the traffic flow in Downtown? - Billy Joe Fudge
Great questions: It's a butt simple, no cost, great benefits idea. And it sure would be great to see it given more than lip service - just a bit of Good Faith effort. A start would be to simply take baby steps to achieve pedestrian safety. The cars are going get where they are going in approximately the same time whether they drive threateningly or courteously. - EW

2013-01-11 05:38:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Today, FRIDAY, January 11, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 11, 2013:
Masked self-deception --
loving one whom lover loves
signifies closeness.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 11 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 486, in progress

The Weather for Today

For Continuously updated weather, click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY The NWS issued this update on 11 Jan 2013, at 04:55amCT/05:55amET : FRIDAY: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms FRIDAY NIGHT: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Hazardous Weather Outlook issued 4:11amET Friday Jan 11, 2013: "A FEW GUSTY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS" ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...AND COULD PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AND BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL.

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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Plus some- added Sunday, this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more are posted here:

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2013-01-11 05:07:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Thanks to Barry Jones for story on sportsmen

Charles Marshburn writes:
My thanks to Mr. Jones, for his response to my query. I am sure I am not the only one who is not familiar with the Adair County Sportsmans organization. I appreciate the education. --Charles Marshburn
Comments re article 56879 President Barry Jones elaborates on the Adair Sportsmans Club

2013-01-11 04:59:03 | Comments | Printable version

College Basketball: Lindsey Wilson men 83. Bluefield 50

Blue Raider Men, led by Columbia's Kalen Kimberland, overwhelm Bluefield in front of hometown crowd of 312. Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)
Next: Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball hosts Cumberland University of Lebanon, TN, at LWC
At 8pmCT on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Dan White
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY (2013-01-10) - Behind a 52.4 percent shooting performance, 14th ranked Lindsey Wilson College was too much for Bluefield (Bluefield WV) on Thursday, topping the Rams 83-50 in front of the home crowd at Biggers Sports Center.

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2013-01-11 03:58:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Ken Hill announces establishment of auction education service

Business/Education News
With the addition of Kentucky Auction Educators, Columbia's growing educational sector - by most standards Adair County's biggest economic factor, gets another boost and South Central Kentucky auction professionals get a time and money saving way to maintain professional credentials.

By Ed Waggener

Ken Hill, a Kentucky Board of Auctioneers approved auction education provider, announces a new educational business, Kentucky Auction Educators, in Columbia, KY, offering Continuing Education to auctioneers at the VFW Post, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, starting Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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2013-01-11 03:41:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LWC Women's Basketball 86. Bluefield 76

Blue Raiders roll behind Sarah Gillis career-high 28 points, in front of hometown crowd of 200. Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)
Next: Lindsey Wilson College Women's Basketball hosts Cumberland at LWC
Lindsey Wilson Women's basketball hosts Cumberland University of Lebanon, TN, at 6pmCT on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Dan White
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY (2012-01-10) - Sarah Gillis found her offense in a big way on Thursday, scoring a career-high 28 points in Lindsey Wilson College's 86-76 win over Bluefield (Bluefield, VA) in the return to Mid-South Conference play at Biggers Sports Center.

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2013-01-11 02:42:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 11
Happy Anniversary, Larry & Nancy Foster (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amber Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Gaskins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Catie Bilz (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlie Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clayton Dale Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deacon Holt Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Delaney Rose Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eugene McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenn Allen Corbin (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathon Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Bragg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madelyn Grace Hinkle (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noah Ollery (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Bailey McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shaunte Smith (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley W. Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Wayne Burks, Russell County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Imogene Lynn Black, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Junior Meece, 84, Jamestown, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Cundiff Rogers, 78, Adair Co., KY native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Gordon "Gordy" Fair, Adair Co., KY (1964 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elva Hunt, 101, Taylor Co., KY native, (1912-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Coleman (Rabbit) Williams), Black Gnat, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Edward (Jim Ed) Cary, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Julie Ann Jeffries Shuffett, Green Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Thrasher, 61, Burkesville, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iler James Curtis, 85, Monroe Co., KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas William Sprowles, 52, Taylor Co., KY (1965-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harvey Junior (Yogie) Gilbert, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Allen Barnett, 77, Summer Shade, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Linda Joyce Harvey Satterly, Taylor Co./Adair Co., KY native (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Caldwell, Jr., Green County, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 11, 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: No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) 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. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Cases Circuit Court. Nine (9) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20776, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Adell Matney, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1932-2013) | (ID:20756, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Mr. Amos "Puddle" Judd, Green County, KY (1931-2013) | (ID:20766, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20553, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20585, 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:20637, Comment)
6:00pmCTACHS Lady Indians, Indians vs. Metcalfe County High at Edmonton, KY
The Lady Indians and Indians meet Metcalfe County Friday night, January 11, 2013, at Metcalfe County High School, 208 Randolph St. Edmonton, KY 42129, for a girl-boy doubleheader. The girls game gets underway at 6pmCT/7pmET followed by the boys' match. | (ID:20746, Comment)


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