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Emmie is back home again. Happy Reunion

So glad people cared, thankful she was being cared for and made comfortable, and soooo glad she's back home!
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By Teresa Roy
Written at 6:22pmCT, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just wanted to report that my Golden Retriever, Emmie, has been found and is back at home!!!


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2013-01-30 18:37:36 | Comments | Printable version

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Gravesite of PFC Harold Leonard Burton



2013-01-30 - 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY - Photo By Mike Watson. Mike Watson writes, "Here is what I got on PFC Burton: - "Burton, Harold Leonard, Pfc, Company K, 398 Infantry Regiment, 100 Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Kentucky, enlisted 1 July 1943, killed in action; born 5 April 1925, killed 5 April 1945, buried Bearwallow Cemetery." -Mike Watson Comments re article 57287 Query Information on veteran Harold Leonard Burton
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Appreciates story of PFC Burton by JIM

Darryl Smith writes:
Thank you for publishing these articles. The actions and sacrifices of America\'s greatest generation should never be forgotten. --Darryl Smith
Comments re article 57300 The story of PFC Harold Leonard Burton through news stories by JIM.


2013-01-30 16:30:39 | Comments | Printable version

Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover, Casey Co., KY (1958-2013)

She was a native of Russell County, KY and the matriarch of a large, respected Casey County, KY, family. She leaves nine direct living descendants. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Community Church and the widow of Kirmon Michael Vanover.

Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover, age 54, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at her residence.

Cremation rites have been honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. There will be a memorial service at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, on Friday, February 1, 2013, at 2075 Poplar Springs Road, Liberty, KY.


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2013-01-30 16:19:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

State reports scattered damage after overnight storms

This state report lists unconfirmed reports of roofs in roadways Barren County, as well as power lines and poles down in Cave City, Barren County; Metcalfe County had several trees down and roads blocked and 500 to 1,000 were out of power. Also nearby, a mobile home was overturned in Marion County. Damage also reported in Calloway, McCracken, Muhlenberg County, and McQueary County

By Monica French and Buddy Rogers

FRANKFORT, KY. (January 30, 2013) - No confirmed tornadoes or widespread damage has been reported to Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) after last night's storms moved through the Commonwealth. Local officials have submitted reports of scattered damages, mostly due to high winds. Most reports are in western Kentucky.


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2013-01-30 15:36:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Wrestling for a cause at LWC Home Double Dual on Friday

In support of the Wounded Warrior Project
LWC Wrestling hosts Indiana Tech, Life University at Biggers The Lindsey Wilson College wrestling team faces Indiana Tech University at 5:30pmCT and Life University at 7:15pmCT, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, Ky. 42728. - Dan White, Lindsey Wilson College

By Dan White

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson College is set to wrestle back-to-back duals on Friday at Biggers Sports Center, all while rallying support for the Wounded Warrior Project and honoring its own individual champion.


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2013-01-30 15:22:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Opal (Tobe) Bennett, Adair County, KY (1935-2013)

She was the matriarch of a large respected West Adair County family. She leaves 12 direct living descendants. She attended Hutchison Community Church and was retired from OshKosh B'Gosh

Opal "Tobe" Bennett, 77, of Columbia, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:40pmCT at Summit Manor Health and Rehab in Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating. Burial in Jones Chapel Cemetery, 2700 Jones Chapel Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, February 1, 2013.


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2013-01-30 15:00:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Lou Ross Thomas, Casey Co., KY (1935-2013)

Mrs. Thomas was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother. Her family was her life's work. She was a talented artist, with an exceptional eye for beauty and art. She was a voracious reader who loved history, nature and travel, leading her family on many happy trips around the country. Her depth of knowledge of American history ranged from colonial America, World War II and the Kennedy presidency, with a special affinity for the works of Thomas Jefferson and his home, Monticello. She was a Christian whose kindness, thoughtfulness, gentle nature, encouraging spirit, love and devotion to family will be deeply missed but always cherished. She was a member of the Scott County Church of Christ.

Mary Lou Ross Thomas, age 77, of Cynthiana, KY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, February 2, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. J.D. McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in South Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Saturday, until time of services.


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2013-01-30 12:24:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Hiseville gets funding for new volunteer fire department

Lt. Gov. Abramson at Barren County Community to present check to Barren County Fiscal Court. New Fire Department will serve 1,500 households in northwestern Metcalfe County and northeastern Barren County

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian
News from Kentucky State government

HISEVILLE, KY - Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local officials to announce funding for a new volunteer fire department in the Hiseville community in Barren County.

The $500,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded to the Barren County Fiscal Court will help construct a new 5,100-square-foot fire station in Hiseville. The fire department is also contributing an additional $82,000 toward the project.


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2013-01-30 12:04:33 | Comments | Printable version

The story of PFC Harold Leonard Burton, through news stories

By JIM
Author's copyright

The following newspaper clips and other information are from an as-of-yet unpublished volume about the Adair Countians who died in World War II. The dates preceding each entry indicates the edition of the Adair County News in which the news item appeared.

(The July 1st enlistment date and July 22nd induction date are correct. Beginning fairly early in World War II, enlistees were given three weeks from the enlistment date to get their affairs in order and to say their goodbyes prior to formal induction into military service.)
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Burton, Harold Leonard, PFC, 35705647, KIA Enlisted 1 July 1943, Louisville KY.
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July 7, 1943
Five Adair Boys Pass Physical Exams
Out of the group of seventeen Adair registrants examined in Louisville last Thursday, five passed. They [included] ... Harold L. Burton... The five, who were accepted, will report at Fort Benjamin Harrison for active duty on July 22.


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2013-01-30 11:50:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Basketball: LWC Men host Rio Grande at Biggers, Thursday

The Lindsey Wilson College men's basketball team will face the University of Rio Grande at 8pmCT, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, Ky. 42728. The men's team is currently ranked No. 4 in the NAIA and is in first place in the Mid-South Conference. - Charles Balcom

2013-01-30 11:02:58 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County's Trey Garmon signs with Lindsey Wilson Golf Team

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By Dan White
Sports News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Adair County's Trey Garmon signed an NAIA scholarship to join the Lindsey Wilson College men's golf team for the 2013-14 season, Blue Raider head coach Shaun Cozart announced on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Garmon made his decision official with a signing ceremony at the Adair County High School library Tuesday morning.

Joining Trey at the event were his parents Missy and Shane Garmon, as well as his brother Tanner and high-school coach Steve Burton.

Garmon joins his Adair County teammate Alex Durham as local members of the Blue Raiders' 2013 recruiting class. - Dan White


2013-01-30 10:28:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Basketball: LWC Women host Rio Grande U at Biggers

By Charles Balcom
Lindsey Wilson College Sports News

The Lindsey Wilson College women's basketball team will face the University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande, OH) at 6pmCT, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. 42728.

The Blue Raiders have won nine of 10 home games this season. The only loss came to No. 7 Cumberland University. - Charles Balcom, Lindsey Wilson College


2013-01-30 09:59:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Welcome to Chamber Insights - January 2013

Click on headline for complete Chamber Insights for January 2013.


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2013-01-30 09:40:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chamber Insights

March flower month ahead of schedule in Fairplay, KY

Joyce M. Coomer writes:
Noticed one March flower in bloom and three or four more ready to open up this morning. Would've taken pictures but it was raining and I was already late for work! - Joyce M Coomer
January 30, 2013


2013-01-30 08:45:05 | Comments | Printable version

LW Women's Tennis Top-5 in NAIA Preseason Poll

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson begins the 2013 season at No. 4 in the NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches/Preseason Top 25 Poll, the NAIA national office announced on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. The team's home courts are at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 401 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.


2013-01-30 07:09:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Taylor Co., KY man to be arraigned today on SS Fraud charges

George B. Roberts, Taylor County, KY is scheduled for arraignment on Social Security fraud charges before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brent Brennenstuhl on January 30, 2013, in United States District Court located in Bowling Green, Kentucky

News from Western Kentucky Federal Court

Collected his deceased mother's survivor benefits for ten years, US alleges

BOWLING GREEN, KY (2013-01-18) A federal grand jury meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky this week charged a Taylor County, KY resident with failure to report to Social Security Administration the death of his mother and fraudulently received her survivor benefits for ten years, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.


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2013-01-30 06:32:10 | Comments | Printable version

Indians Fall to North Hardin, 67-26 at Radcliff, KY

Special ColumbiaMagazine.com sports story

Long time fifth region power North Hardin handed the Adair County Indiand their worse defeat of the season 67-26 Tuesday night in Radcliffe, KY. The Trojans improved to 17-7 while the Indians fell to 15-8.

North led 22-10, 43-16, 60-18, and finally 67-26 at end of each period. Scoring for the Indians was as follows Jayden Willis 5, Chance Melton 4, Kel Stotts 4, Ty Bennett 3, Jacob Pooler 2, Tanner Pooler 2, Jake Hixson 2, Marshall Shelley 2, and Matt Fudge 2. Melton led the Indians with five rebounds.


2013-01-30 06:20:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Women's Soccer Unveils National Championship Banner

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY- Lindsey Wilson College will pay tribute to the 2012 NAIA women's soccer national champions on Thursday night, January 31, 2013, during the Mid-South Conference basketball doubleheader with the women's game at 6pmCT, with the men's game following, with Rio Grande (Rio Grande, OH) at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

Recognition of the members of the women's soccer team will precede the unveiling of the 2012 national championship banner during halftime of the men's basketball game.


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2013-01-30 05:19:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Storm Movement and reports - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

5:30amCT Jobe Darnell, Adair County Roads Supervisor, is on Bliss Road in Magistrate Perry Reeder's District 4 District with the crew working to remove a downed tree blocking the road. After that, the crew will go to Meyer Road off Cedar Grove Road near Clay Ridge in Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey's District 5.

5:23amCT Ladies and gentlemen, Larry Smith, is now entering the studio of the WAVE FM 92.7. He reports that he encountered heavy debris on Russell Springs Road/KY 80, between Sano Road and the radio station. "Motorists need to be on the lookout. Some of the limbs could cause a wreck," he said.


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2013-01-30 04:34:39 | Comments | Printable version

Adair School District on a 2 hour delay schedule

(4:23amCT, Wednesday, January 30, 2013) - Adair County School Superintendent Alan Reed has announced a two hour delay for school today, based on the potential for downed trees and power lines the storm has produced as it went through Warren County in its eastward movement. The storm is passing through Metcalfe County and is expected to move into Adair County in minutes, he said. He asked everyone to be alert for any changes which may be needed.

2013-01-30 04:25:22 | Comments | Printable version

Storm moving through Metcalfe County, headed for Adair

(4:16amCT, Wednesday, January 30, 2013) - WBKO-Tv, Bowling Green is reporting a storm with potential tornado development is moving at 70mph into Metcalfe County and could reach Adair County in 20-30 minutes. The station is carrying continuous local storm coverage at this time. WBKO Weather online - CM

2013-01-30 04:16:01 | Comments | Printable version

Query: Information on veteran Harold Leonard Burton

Randall Melvin writes:
Would like any info or photos related to CM veteran listing No. 100345, Harold Leonard Burton, - Randall Melvin willowvalley5535@yahoo.com
Thanks, Randall Melvin. More information is also needed for the listing, which is in the "B" in Adair Countians who died during World War II


2013-01-30 04:02:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Mary's House dedication, showing is Sun., Feb. 3, 2013

Update at 5:44amCT, Wednesday, January 30, 2013: Just got word that Mary will be moving in some time during the week of February 3-not Friday. The public will be viewing only the house before the family has moved in. - Fran Neat
Mary's House: God's Amazing Grace for McGuffin family home is complete

By Fran Neat
For the Mary's House Committee

Mary McGuffin and her seven children's new home, at 550 Beechtop Road, Columbia, KY, in the Cane Valley Community, is now ready for occupancy. The family will be moving into the house on Friday.

The public is invited to attend the Open House, 1pm-3pmCT, Sunday, February 3, 2013. The project would have been impossible without the generosity of so many local area businesses, skilled craftsmen, and other individuals who have worked a miracle of love before our very eyes. - Fran Neat


2013-01-30 03:49:02 | Comments | Printable version

Ag Commissioner James Comer will be here Thursday

Kentucky State Commissioner of Agriculture James R. Comer will meet local 4-H, FFA, and agriculture groups at County Court Clerk Sheila Blair's offfice, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, from 10:30am-11:15amCT, Thursday, January 31, 2013. He will discuss farm issues and the voluntary $10 donation with farm license plate purchases and the benefits of the program to three groups: Kentucky Proud, FFA, and 4-H. The public is invited to attend. - Sheila Blair

2013-01-30 03:36:08 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, January 30, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 30, 2013:
Though you are afar,
imagined yous bind my mind,
watching the unseen.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 30 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 505, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, January 27, 2013 :


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2013-01-30 03:24:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker at Constitution Square

Marker commemorates African-American soldiers in Civil War. If you go, Constitution Square, 134 S 2nd Street, (Google Map), Danville, KY is 61.7 miles, 1 hour 13 minutes from Downtown Columbia, KY.

By Chelsea Compton

FRANKFORT, KY (January 29, 2013) - The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to the first U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson at noon Monday, February 4, at Constitution Square, Danville, KY.

In May 1864, nearly 250 black men, most of them slaves, marched from Boyle County to Camp Nelson in Jessamine County to enlist in the Union army. On the way, some Danville citizens threw stones and shot pistols at the recruits.


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2013-01-30 03:22:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 30
Happy Anniversary, Fred and Carolyn Plahuta (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amon Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caitlin MacInteer (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Goodin Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daisy Nicole Tucker (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Richards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elijah Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Burton (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hollin Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Corbin (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick Coppage | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Willard Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Kile Claywell (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Douglas Need, Millerfield Community (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hildreth Reid Lawson, Burkesville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ellen Loy, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Irma Jo Shepperson, 60, Taylor County, KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Mae Coomer,
(Evelyn West), Elroy, Adair Co., KY native (1921-2004) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTSchool Schedule Changes for today
  • Adair County School District is on a 2 hour Delay. Per Superintendent Alan W. Reed.
  • Russell County School District is on a 2 hour Delay. from Superintendent Kenny Pickett, per Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the Wave
  • Taylor County School District is on a 2 hour Delay, per Larry Smith, FM 92.7 the WAVE
  • Green County School District is on a 1 hour Delay, from Superintendent Jim Frank, per Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the Wave
  • Marion County Schools are on a 1 hour Delay, per Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the Wave
| (ID:20935, Comment)
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. Ninety (90) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (9) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Fifty (50) 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 (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Forty six (46) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Two (2) 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. Eighty four (84) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20934, 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:20650, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Regina Davidson Burton, Adair County, KY (1932-2013) | (ID:20917, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20574, 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:20655, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:20750, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20605, 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:20730, Comment)
8:00pmCTBasketball: LWC Men host Rio Grande at Biggers, Thursday The Lindsey Wilson College men's basketball team will face the University of Rio Grande at 8pmCT, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, Ky. 42728. The men's team is currently ranked No. 4 in the NAIA and is in first place in the Mid-South Conference. - Charles Balcom | (ID:20938, Comment)

 




















 
 
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