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Adair Co. Middle School top FPS team at District Governor's Cup

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By Sherry Stotts

The Adair County Middle School competed in the District 45 Governor's Cup competition in Green County Saturday, January 19, 2013, earning the following Awards:
  • Hume Sportsmanship Award team winner; accepting trophy, Destiny Price.
  • Future Problem Solving 1st place - Wes Stone, Ben Hancock, Natalie Taylor, Lauren McQuaide
  • Arts & Humanities - 5th place, Collin Dykes
  • Social Studies - 3rd place, Dylan Pendleton
  • Social Studies - 4th place, Grant Cockerham
  • Science - 3rd place, Emery Bosela
  • Science 5th place - Collin Dykes
These students will compete in regional competition next Saturday, February 2, 2013. (Location and time, with full Event details, will be announced later).

Team members are: Justin Butler, Dylan Pendleton, Susan Spinks, Carah Hatcher, CJ Bonifer, Gabe Cowan, Collin Dykes, Ben Hancock, Grant Cockerham, Destiny Price, Wes Stone, and Natalie Taylor. - Sherry Stotts

2013-01-23 17:35:08 | Comments | Printable version

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ACMS Academic Team 2013

2013-01-23 - ACMS, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Sherry Stotts. ACMS Academic Team members from left: Justin Butler, Dylan Pendleton, Susan Spinks, Carah Hatcher, CJ Bonifer, Gabe Cowan, Collin Dykes, Ben Hancock, Grant Cockerham, Destiny Price, Wes Stone, and Natalie Taylor. - Sherry Stotts
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Response to Stop Lights commentary

Carolyn Williamson writes:
Or...we could have drivers education classes for people to learn how to drive and how to obey the laws??? - Carolyn Williamson
Comments re article 57129 Ralph Waggener Stop Lights

2013-01-23 17:01:22 | Comments | Printable version

Community would make good Reality Show

Jamey Hayes writes:
I totally agree with Joe (Joe Hare. -CM) it seems some would like to make our community like what they moved here to escape from. We have some wanting stricter traffic laws and others wanting to make our town wet so the drunks won't have to drive as far.

Last week we had magistrates wanting a nuisance ordinance with teeth. This community would make a good reality show. - Jamey Hayes
Comments re article 57121 Doesn't understand why everyone is down on Columbia drivers

2013-01-23 16:55:30 | Comments | Printable version

Ann E. Kingsolver to speak at Slider next Tuesday January 29

By Phil Hanna writes:
Ann E. Kingsolver will speak at Lindsey Wilson College's Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY, at 7pmCT/8pmET, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Her topic will be Tobacco Towns Futures: Global Encounters in Rural Kentucky Kingsolver, Director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program at UK, will discuss her documentation of 20 years of conversations in Nicholas County, KY, about the future of community livelihoods and identity as residents faced major changes in the textile and tobacco industries.

The bookstore will have copies of her book for purchase, "Tobacco Town Futures: Global Encounters in Rural Kentucky." - PHIL HANNA

2013-01-23 16:46:40 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Martha Martin: Always there at Columbia Christian

Good memories: She always brought her energy and big smile

Nancy Moran Fouser writes:
Martha is an important part of my good memories of Columbia and Adair Co. I don't think I was ever in the Columbia Christian Church that I didn't see and talk to Martha. Her energy and her big smile was always there. We also shared a love for Lindsey Wilson.

--Nancy Moran Fouser
Comments re photo 48273 Martha Burris Martin Columbia KY 19312013

2013-01-23 16:32:47 | Comments | Printable version

Condolences to the Family and Friends of Bev Merritt

Sad word of the passing Beverly Merritt, 62

Word has reached us of the sad passing of Beverly Merritt, 62, an Adair County High School graduate of the Knifley area of Adair County, KY on Monday, January 21, 2013, in Memphis, TN. Details will be posted later when received from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. We at CM remember her catalog of commentary in, her love of animals, and her fight to keep drunk drivers off the roadways. The note below is a reminder of how much she meant to to the people of her home county, especially the members of her beloved Adair County Band. -EW

By Tom Case
Director, Adair County band

On behalf of the Adair County High School Band, I wish to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Bev Merritt with her recent passing.

While I did not know her personally, I do know that throughout the years her continued support of the Adair County Band was greatly appreciated. The stories of her 'Energizer Bunny' moments are legendary as they truly add to the rich history of this band program.

The Adair County High School Band was fortunate enough to receive very nice notes of encouragement from her, even during her time of illness. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew and loved her and we offer our deepest regrets.


Tom Case
Band Director, Adair County High School

2013-01-23 16:28:10 | Comments | Printable version

CJE's Office coordinating aid for Roger Crawhorn family

Related Fire destroys Jones Chapel Road home at 380 Jones Chapel Road

By Lisa Greer and Jerri Nixon
Adair CJE Ann Melton's office

Due to a mobile home fire, Monday night, January 21, 2013, at 380 Jones Chapel Road in Adair County, the family of Roger Crawhorn lost all their possessions and clothing. The following items are needed if anybody would like to make a donation to this family.
- Roger Crawhorn: - - 34x32 pants, L shirts, 9 1/2 shoes

- Heather Chilttum: - - size 6 pants, M shirts, 6 1/2 shoes

- Dillon Crawhorn: - - 34x32 pants, XL shirts, 10 shoes
Any items for the home would greatly be appreciated, including household items, and furniture.

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Greer or Jerri Nixon at Judge Executive Ann Melton´┐Żs Office, 270-384-4703.

Items may be dropped off at our office: 424 Public Square, Ste1, and Columbia KY.

2013-01-23 15:29:54 | Comments | Printable version

Farrell Lee Hickerson, Green Co., KY (1936-2013)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greasy Creek Baptist Church. He was also owner and operator of Hickerson Salvage.

Mr. Farrell Lee Hickerson of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Ertry Hickerson and Mary Alice Finn Hickerson, was born on November 5, 1936 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home in Green County. He was 76 years, two months, and 16 days of age.

The funeral services for Mr. Farrell Lee Hickerson will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Bro. Wilburn Bonta, and Bro. Roger Roberson will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-9pmET, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8amET, Thursday until time of the funeral service.

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2013-01-23 15:04:28 | Comments | Printable version

Billy Joe Fudge, personal + community responsibility needed

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Thanks so much for caring enough to speak out and you are so right, Rollin. Personal responsibility for one\'s own actions should be everyone\'s primary consideration. Additionally and at the same time as a community, we need to make every reasonable effort to protect those who are being responsible from those who are not necessarily paying attention. --
Comments re article 57131 Question and Tip for safer roads and street from Rollin Knifley

2013-01-23 14:47:08 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky ranks fourth in nation for light vehicle production

Commonwealth's auto manufacturers produce more than one million vehicles in 2012, best output since 2007. Nearly 450 motor vehicle-related facilities are in the state, employing almost 75,000 people.

By Mandy Lambert

FRANKFORT,KY (Jan. 23, 2013) - Kentucky's thriving automotive industry enjoyed a banner year in 2012, with annual production reaching more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2007, before the national economic downturn.

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2013-01-23 14:42:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Martha Burris Martin, Columbia, KY (1931-2013)

She was a woman of seemingly boundless energy who saw no limits for the community she and her distinguished family loved and have personified as much as any other. She was a member of the Adair Heritage Association, the Adair County Democratic Women's Club and the Executive committee of the Adair County Democrat Party. She was member of Columbia Christian Church, serving on the Missions Committee for many years. She graduated from Lindsey Wilson with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a retired Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor
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Martha Burris Martin, 81, of Columbia, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry White officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be 1pmCT/2pmET, Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Columbia Christian Church.

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2013-01-23 14:11:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Question and Tip for safer roads and street

Rollin Knifley writes:
While your point is valid Billy Joe, might I suggest that while looking in the mirror we start with questions like:
  1. When I operate my motor vehicle today, will I pay attention to things that are happening past my dashboard?

  2. When I operate my motor vehicle today, will I do so in a manner that will ensure the safety of its occupants and those I share the highways with?

  3. When I operate my motor vehicle today, will I do so with patience, kindness, and courtesy to those around me? Even if the lines are long, and the lights aren\'t changing to suit my schedule.

  4. When I operate my motor vehicle today, will I take responsibility for my own actions? Just because the Police, County Judge, Magistrates, and who ever else is easy to blame aren't looking, doesn't give me the right to operate my motor vehicle in an inattentive, careless or reckless manner.
You are correct Billy Joe. The mirror is the place to start. --Rollin Knifley
Comments re article 57126 Time to act to make streets crosswalks safer is now

2013-01-23 12:28:41 | Comments | Printable version

Fatal Collision in Clark County, KY takes life of KSP trooper

By Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, Public Affairs Branch
Kentucky State Police

FRANKFORT, KY - On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, the Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle collision on I-64 eastbound near mile marker 99 involving an off-duty Kentucky State Police Trooper. At approximately 7:30pmET, Trooper Anson Blake Tribby, age 25, of Mt. Sterling, KY, was driving his personal mid-sized 1999 Toyota pickup truck when he was involved in a collision with a flatbed wrecker operated by John Masterson, age 54, of Winchester, KY.

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2013-01-23 12:19:22 | Comments | Printable version

Ralph Waggener: Stop Lights!!!!

By Ralph "Out-of-order" Waggener
Editor & Publisher,It's Just for a Smile News

Stop light that last a full minute before changing like the one at intersection of KY 206 and KY 55 N increase the chance of someone running the amber light.

This light is automated to recognize how many vehicles to let through before changing. If a auto let a full link of a car space while waiting then the light changes with only letting a few cars through, then you wait a full minute until it changes back to green.

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2013-01-23 11:24:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Likes weather site, Mesonet, linked from CM

Comments re article 57112 Real Weather Its instant and local at Kentucky Mesonet Wayne Armitage writes:
Real good site. Glad you put it on. --Wayne Armitage
Thanks, Wayne Armitage: For you, the Columbia station may be even more important. It's located on the next ridgetop north your ridgetop on Bull Run Road. Almost like having a personal weather center. -ED

2013-01-23 11:09:54 | Comments | Printable version

Wanda Faye Robertson, Casey County, KY (1946-2013)

She was a native of Pineville, KY, and the matriarch of a respected Middleburg, KY family. She is the widow of Glynwood Robertson. She leaves one direct living descendant

Wanda Faye Robertson, age 67, of Middleburg, KY, passed away on Monday January 21, 2013, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, KY.

Funeral Services will be held 12pm noon, CT/1pmET, Thursday January 24, 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Rev. Kevin Pittman officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT/6pmET, Wednesday January 23., 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

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2013-01-23 10:42:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Time to act to make streets, crosswalks safer is now

By Billy Joe Fudge

I certainly live in a glass house and will not be throwing any stones and I'm sure none of us are self-righteous when it come to breaking traffic laws.

Also, I don't want to be mono-visioned and single-minded like many gun control enthusiasts who are so focused upon a tree that they cannot see the forest.

That being said, "we the people" must respectively petition our magistrates, our city councilors, our county judge and mayor to review and update our speed limits in the city and around our county.

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2013-01-23 10:11:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Thinks Wayne Armitage idea makes sense

Charles Marshburn writes:
Is Wayne Armitage saying that those in law enforcement should lead by example and enforce the laws on the books? Don't you realize that that makes good sense? I\'m going to go way out on a limb and say that that just might be part of the job description. --Charles Marshburn
Comments re article 57117 Writer Hard to enforce laws they break themselves

2013-01-23 09:45:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Remembering Martha Martin: Valued, Active Democrat Woman

By Victoria Pike

Miss Martha will be greatly missed. She was an active member of many groups in our community and could always be counted on to do her share of the work.

She has been a member of the Adair County Democrat Women's Club and the Adair County Democrat Executive Committee for as many years as I can remember. She was at the first meeting I ever attended and was at the last meeting we had in December.

On behalf of the Adair County Democrat Women's Club and the Adair County Democrat Executive Committee, we extend our sincere sympathy to her family. --Victoria Pike

Comments re article 57103 Sad word of the death of Martha Martin

2013-01-23 09:41:52 | Comments | Printable version

Deadline for GED class registration is January 30, 2013

The deadline for the upcoming free GED classes at the Adair County Adult Education Center, 108 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY, is 4pmCT, Wedesday, January 30, 2013. Classes begin on February 4, 2013. The classes are offered in 2 sessions: Session 1 is 8am-12pm noon CT. Session 2 is 1pm-5pmCT. Contact: 270-384-7475. - LeAnna Bennett

2013-01-23 09:37:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Wayne Armitage: It would be simple to have a wet vote here

Wayne Armitage writes
It would be so easy to get a wet vote here in Columbia. All we have to do is get the signatures to have a vote. Then we could have more tax money. If we have all the citizens that drink and don't tell vote we could do it. There are so many that drive to surrounding counties to buy alcohol and then drive back drunk. - WAYNE ARMITAGE
Comments re article 57111 The Campbellsville North Precinct Election Wet 157 Dry 102

2013-01-23 09:31:50 | Comments | Printable version

Doesn't understand why everyone is down on Columbia drivers

Joe Hare writes
It has been interesting reading all the comments about the drivers of Columbia. I really don't understand why everyone is so down on the drivers here, and not anywhere else. I know that I am not as well traveled as some of the folks making these comments, but I have been out of the county a time or two, and drivers seem to be pretty much the same anywhere you go., None of us are perfect and we don't drive perfect, so how can we grumble so much about others. If there was a way to prove it I would bet that every person driving has made mistakes and/or broken the law at some point while under the wheel. You know one (1) MPH over the speed limit is breaking the law and has not everyone of us "rolled through a stop sign"? I have, and I feel so have all drivers.

Lets all look for something positive to talk about, as if I remember correctly, this all started with the safety on the Veterans Memorial Highway.

Also if we are so bad in Adair County why do we have so many people move here to retire/live and then tell us how bad we are in so many ways? -JOE HARE

2013-01-23 09:15:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair County Middle School Homecoming is January 24, 2013

By Alma Rich, Principal
Adair County Middle School

Adair County Middle School, 320 John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY, will be having Homecoming on Thursday, January 24, 2013. The crowning of the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen will be at 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, immediately following the 7th grade B Team game. All candidates and members of the Homecoming court are asked to be at the school, 322 General John Adair Drive, by 5:15pmCT/6:15pmET. The 8th grade members of the ACMS boys' basketball and 8th grade cheerleaders will be recognized prior to the 8th grade game, at approximately 6:45pmCT/7:45pmET Contact: 270-384-5308. -ALMA RICH, Principal

2013-01-23 08:58:46 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Louis Helm, Adair County, KY (1947-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a member of a large, respected family. She was the daughter of the late Mitchell and Estelle Corbin Ford. She leaves five direct living descendants and 11 siblings. Two brothers preceded her in death

Mary Louis Helm, 65, of Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5amCT/6amET, at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services are Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10amCT/11amET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation is after 5pmCT/6pmET, Thursday, January 24, 2013.

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2013-01-23 08:21:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Remembering Gertha Williams and her family

Richard Hovious writes:
Ed. My condolences to Gertha Williams' family. Mayme and her beautiful family were our neighbors Waaaay back in the 30's and 40's. Gertha's sister Kathleen married my cousin Troy. I can assure you that any young man around Knifley in those days would have loved to have married any of Mayme's daughters! - Dick Hovious
Comments re article 57102 Gertha Williams Knifley KY 19222012

2013-01-23 06:53:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Writer: Hard to enforce laws they break themselves

Wayne Armitage writes:
I think it would be hard for the police to enforce the same traffic laws they break themselves. I was coming home one night and in front of me I saw a police cruiser blow a stop sign. He was behind a car that was completely stopped. Because no one was coming he felt he did not have to stop. Drivers pull out in front of others on a regular basis all around Columbia. If you are driving on the by-pass I see drivers speed up to get through the yellow light. It turns red long before they get to it. - Wayne Armitage
Comments re article 57101 Observed three incidents of bad driving coming to town today

2013-01-23 06:24:44 | Comments | Printable version

Pro Seattle Sounders select Lindsey Wilson's Moloto in supplemental draft

Leogang Moloto, from South Africa, picked in pro draft after four years at Lindsey Wilson College. He led the team to two National Championships

By Dan White

COLUMBIA, KY - With the 54th pick in the 2013 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft, the Seattle Sounders Football Club selected Lindsey Wilson College's Lebogang Moloto on Tuesday afternoon, January 22, 2013, via conference call with all 19 MLS clubs.

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2013-01-23 05:23:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Remembering the fatalities on the Veterans Memorial Bypass

The Columbia Western Bypass, now named the Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass, opened at 2:30pmCT, Thursday, October 9, 2008. In its 4 years, 3 months, and 14 days, there have been numerous collisions, many injuries, and three fatalities, the first coming just 11 months after its opening.
  1. Jim Giles, 34, Adair Co., KY. September 9, 2009: Columbia driver dies in Columbia Western Parkway collision
  2. Shirley MacKinnon, September 11, 2009: Two vehicle crash at Greensburg ST/CWB crossing
  3. Glenda Sue Downey, Greensburg, KY. January 21, 2013. Adair County fatality occurs at Burkesville RD/Veterans Bypass
With the latest fatality, there is an intense interest in finding a way to make travel on it safer. Thanks for the comments. -CM

2013-01-23 05:10:13 | Comments | Printable version

Peggy Fudge: Limits to what careful driver can do to protect self

Writer says there is a limit as to how much a careful driver can do to protect against inattentive drivers. The writer takes longer, alternate LBN Parkway to avoid intersection on Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass. And she asks, if, in the long run, an overpass here would not have paid off.

By Peggy Fudge

Most car crashes are due to driver error of some kind. But some roads are not designed to deal with that. And it is no comfort to me to know that this is a 'safe road' when the intersection is deadly because of distracted drivers.

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2013-01-23 04:15:43 | Comments | Printable version

Comment on traffic safety, enforcement: Citizen's Arrest!

John Campbell sends by iPhone, (from a stationary location, of course)
I quote from the Andy & Barney Show... "Citizen's arrest! Citizen's arrest !" Sure am glad we're all not enforcement officers else all would be cited (except for self...self never violates traffic regulations and common sense). - John Campbell
Thanks, John Campbell: For reminding us of the wisdom of Andy Griffith. A lot of people think the watching the Andy Griffith show would make the best Police Academy in the world. (Conversely, Dirty Harry the absolute worst.) - EW

2013-01-23 03:08:00 | Comments | Printable version

Real Weather: It's instant and local at Kentucky Mesonet

With single click access from CM

If you want to see weather numbers in real time, it's available with a single click from the CM Weather box, which also gives single click access to the National News Service in Louisville for Burkesville, Campbellsville, Columbia, Edmonton, Greensburg, Jamestown, Liberty, and Russell Springs, KY.

Mesonet stations are reporting readings in 5 minute intervals for air temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint, wind direction, wind speed mph, precipitation, and solar radiation.

Once at any of the five stations in the seven county CM area, it's easy to use a drop down list of stations, or just click on a map point to go to any other in the state. There are stations in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Metcalfe (near the Barren County line) and Taylor (near the Green County line).

This morning at 2:30amCT/3:30amET, the air temperatures showed a 5.3 degree difference between the frigid Casey County reading of 18.8 degrees F., and the relatively balmy 24.1 degree F. in Cumberland County. Other readings were Taylor County, 19.1 degrees F; Adair County 21.1; and Metcalfe 21.4.

Some of the difference in readings is in elevations of the weather stations. Metcalfe's is highest at 1,002 feet, Casey's next at 958 feet; Adair at 848 feet, Taylor County at 785, with Cumberland County's station at 551 feet, the lowest.

2013-01-23 02:59:44 | Comments | Printable version

The Campbellsville North Precinct Election: Wet, 157. Dry 102

By Larry Smith
Operations Manager, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM

Taylor County North Precinct, which includes the Campbellsville Country Club, has voted to allow serving alchoholic beverages. The vote in the Tuesday, January 22, 2013, special election was 157 Yes votes, 102 No votes. - Larry Smith reporting

Larry Smith, the contributor of this story, is heard mornings on The WAVE, FM 92.7, starting at 5amCT/6amET, and afternoons on The Big Dawg, FM 99.9.

2013-01-23 02:06:48 | Comments | Printable version

Site News: Thanks for submitting stories in body of one email

Thanks to all who submit all stories in the body of one email with photo(s) as a jpg attachment(s), and sending specifically "Special to" (Instead of faxes, document attachments, which multiply odds against submissions being posted.)

Your help saves a great deal of time and helps us to continue more free services.

Thanks too, to the vast majority of contributors who are submitting Events in CM format, tightly edited to contain all information a reader might reasonably need to attend the event. Adhering to a strict format, style and sequence, including time/zone/day/date/year, and Street & Number for venue saves everybody time. - CM

2013-01-23 02:01:39 | Comments | Printable version

Boys High School Basketball: Adair Co. 38. Taylor Co. 40

Indians Fall in low-scoring, overtime game at home. Indian Scoring: Chance Melton led Adair with 11 points. Matt Fudge 7, Kel Stotts 7, Jayden Willis 5, Marshall Shelley 3, Ty Bennett 3, and Jake Hixson 2. Also seeing action were Tanner Pooler, Zach Hutchison, and Colton Back.
Next: Adair County High Boys Basketball hosts Elizabethtown
Adair County High School Boys JV, and Varsity basketball meet Elizabethtown High School at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. JV at 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET; Varsity at 7pmCT/8pmET, Friday, January 25, 2013.

Special to

The Adair County Indians four game winning steak came to an end in a heartbreaking 40-38 overtime loss to Taylor County, last night, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium.

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2013-01-23 01:48:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Pauline Sneed, Adair County, KY (1920-2013)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Gradyville, KY, are family. She was the widow of Eurial Corbin and, later, Harve Sneed. She leaves 7 direct and 4 step living descendants. and She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and was a housewife
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Pauline Sneed, age 92 years, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:20amCT at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Clergy officiating Rev. John Blakey and Bro. Bobby Withers Interment in Jones Chapel Cemetery, 2700 Jones Chapel Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET, at the funeral home.

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2013-01-23 01:06:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Says Identifying the maker of the bell is matter of shape of crown

Todd Davenport
The secret to the bell is in its crown. They had such signature ways of creating the bell, the shape and craftsmanship of the crown will identify the foundry that made the bell. - Todd Davenport
About: 32 is only inscription on exterior of bell

2013-01-23 00:40:04 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, January 23, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 23, 2013:
What is but showy
fades and is soon forgotten
but sweetness persists.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 23 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 498, in progress

Quick Quote of the Day
"Every girl is crazy about a sharp dressed man." says ZZ Top, quoted by Larry Smith, 92.7 the WAVE. Larry adds, "It's true."

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Plus some- added Sunday, this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more are posted next:

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2013-01-23 00:34:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Brimm's 34 Points leads LWC to 82-68 win over host Wilberforce

Women's College basketball

News from Lindsey Wilson College

WILBERFORCE, OHIO - Jasmine Brimm just missed her career-high in leading the Lindsey Wilson College women's basketball team to a 82-68 win over host Wilberforce (Ohio) before a crowd of 130 at the Alumni Metroplex finishing with 34 points - one point off her career-best 35 - after making a career-high six 3-pointers to lead the Blue Raiders (14-6) to their fourth win in five games. Ashley Rainey and Kasey Litzinger joined Brimm in double figures with 10 points each. Offensively, the Blue Raiders shot 46.9 percent (30-of-64) from the field, including 9-for-18 from beyond the 3-point arc. On the opposite end, Lindsey Wilson held its host to 33.3 percent (22-of-66) from the field and 3-for-11 (27.3 percent) from deep. Wilberforce's Keeahna Fontes scored a team-high 22 points in a losing effort.

2013-01-23 00:29:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 23
Happy Anniversary, Kenzie and Beverly Rowe (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Kathy Jones (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Alex Lara (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Glasgow | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Karnes Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Curry Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Tiller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitch Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ollen Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ralph Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert "Bob" Shanklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Grant Hobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Travis Foley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Wayne Hale (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitley Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sam Hadley, 87, Trimble Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rita Mae Cash Taylor Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollis (Doc) Bennett, Russell Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Bray, Adair Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Eileen Weatherford Hayes, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosella Gilpin Foley, Russell Co., KY (1935)] | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby James Grider Shaw, Cumberland Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Willard Cheatham, Adair Co., KY (1923)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Stephens Harrell, Adair County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Ray Antle, Columbia, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Waymon, Elk Horn, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. George Austin Price, Green County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara L. Burton, Casey County, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. U. J. Wood, Metcalfe Co. KY native (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, LaVonda Garner, 41, Cumberland County, KY (1973-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Frances Pettit, 60, Green Co., KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dello Foley, 83, Russell County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl W. Vaught, Casey Co., KY (1917-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdaym Phyllis Ann Matherly, Casey County, KY (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 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) Court Events Circuit Court. Sixty (60) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Forty-three (43) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0)Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. One (42) Court Events Circuit Court. Forty-two(42) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Ninety-eight (98) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20874, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at the Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, at 10:00amCT. Children''s Story Hour is each Wednesday at 10:00amCT. -ALEINA MILLIGAN, ACPL Childrens Librarian | (ID:20649, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Billy Bruce Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1951-2013) | (ID:20861, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Calvin Lewis Robertson Green Co., KY (1936-2013) | (ID:20869, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20565, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Roy Lee Meeks, Adair Co., KY (1936-2013) | (ID:20866, Comment)
KY Heritage Council meets Wednesday in Shelbyville, KYbr - Diane Comer | (ID:20870, Comment)
1:00pmCTHomeschool Story Hour at Adair Co. Public Library
Homeschool Story Hour with Miss Aleina is every Wednesday at 1:00pmCT at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-2472. Everyone is welcome, whether homeschool or not. | (ID:20654, Comment)
Services, Edmonton, KY, for Cornell Stephens, 83, Center, KY | (ID:20852, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:20749, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20597, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, Jim Blair Center
Strong for Life Classes at 5:15pmCT, every Tuesday and Thursday, at the Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. Participants should bring own hand and arm weights. Strong for Life is a combination of of weight bearing exercises and aerobics. Contact: 270-634-2935. - LEE ANN JESSEE | (ID:20729, Comment)
6:00pmCTDr. C.B. Akins to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service
Campbellsville University is sponsoring Dr. C.B. Akins, senior pastor at First Baptist Church Bracktown in Lexington, KY, as the speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 6pmCT/7pmET, in Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel, 401 North Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. United to Praise, a Campbellsville University gospel group comprised of CU students, will have special music. | (ID:20830, Comment)


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