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RFL Team Captains meet Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Relay for Life Team Captains meeting will be at 6pmCT, Thursday, February 7, 2013, in the basement of the Chamber building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. All captains are encouraged to attend to collect important information for your team. Contact: Jennifer Smith at 270-250-1396 - Jennie Shelpman

2013-01-31 16:33:28 | Comments | Printable version

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Adair 4-H members with Commissioner Comer, Clerk Blair



2013-01-31 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Tony Rose, Adair 4-H photo. Promoting Voluntary $10 donation with Farm License Plate purchases: from left: Adair County 4-h members Reese Pearson, Gabe Cowan, andBrady Cowan, Adair County Clerk Shelia Blair and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, and 4-H members Sam Baker, Cameilla Pearson, and Garren Pearson posed this morning together to promote the program, which raises money to be divided equally between 4-H Clubs, FFA chapters, and Kentucky Proud.
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Agenda: City Council regular meeting, Feb, 4, 2013

The City Council of Columbia, KY will hold its regular meeting on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Roll Call
______Craig Dean ______Linda Waggener

______Robert Flowers ______Dr. Ronald P. Rogers

______Charles Grimsley ______June Parson
The following items will be considered:
  1. Motion to approve minutes of January 7, 2013, regular meeting
  2. Citizens Comments
  3. Mayor's recommendation of renewal contract with Kenvirons
  4. Mayor's recommendation for Ethics Board
  5. Campbell, Myers, Rutledge to present FY 2011/2012 Audit
  6. Mayor's Announcements
  7. Motion to Adjourn
End of Agenda for Monday, February 4, 2013 meeting. If anyone has any questions, please call 270-384-2501. Sonya Roy, City Clerk/Treasurer
The Columbia City Council holds its regular monthly meeting each first Monday at 6:00pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris.. Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Robert Flowers, June Parson, Dr. Ronald P. Rogers, and Charles Grimsley. City Clerk Sonya Roy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent Kenneth Dulin. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe. City Events Planner Rhonda Loy.


2013-01-31 15:57:04 | Comments | Printable version

Widow of slain businessman notified of delay in hearing

Judge James Bowling cancels tomorrow's scheduled hearing because of predicted bad weather. New hearing date yet to be scheduled

Tammy Kassem writes that she has been notified as a next of kin to Rex Coffey, who was murdered at the Beechgrove Separate Baptist Church picnic grounds in 2006, that a hearing set for 9amCT, tomorrow, Friday, February 1, 2013, in Adair Circuit Court, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, has been postponed by Judge James Bowling, of Middlesboro, KY, who has cancelled the court session because of anticipated bad weather.

Commonwealth Attorney Gail Williams had filed a motion to alter or vacate Judge Bowling's order of January 11, 2013, releasing the accused in the case, Wellie Paul Grant, on an unsecured $100,000 bail bond. (See Story by Larry Smith, FM 92.7 about the release)

Mrs. Kassem, widowed by the death of Rex Coffey, said that WBKO-Tv in Bowling Green, KY will air a Special Report tonight, Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 10pmCT on the order releasing Wellie Paul Grant and the motion by Commonwealth's Attorney Gail Williams to alter or vacate the order. She said, too, "My sister in law wrote on her facebook page 'One's Decisions do affect many Lives' How true this is."

Related stories from CM files:



2013-01-31 15:40:50 | Comments | Printable version

Farm Tag voluntary donation helps fund 4-H, FFA, KY Proud

Commissioner Comer greeted by Adair 4-H members on visit to Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair's office this morning
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By Tony Rose
Adair County Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Activities

Please help support our local 4-H and FFA program in March when you renew your Farm Tags.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer was in Adair County at County Clerk Shelia Blair's office to promote the Kentucky Farm Tag Donation promotion. Proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund will be divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud. Last year the Adair County 4-H and Adair County FFA received monies from this program.

"When Kentucky farmers renew their farm license plates, they can add a voluntary $10 donation that will be split evenly among these three fine organizations," said Commissioner Comer, a former state FFA president.


"FFA and 4-H give Kentucky's young people opportunities to participate in constructive activities while they learn the value of hard work and discipline. Kentucky Proud helps Kentucky producers find new markets for their products. All three programs are vital to the future of Kentucky agriculture and Kentucky as a whole." - Tony Rose


2013-01-31 14:13:59 | Comments | Printable version

Radcliff, KY man dies after standoff with police

Radcliff policeman and former KSP Trooper Terry Moore injured in gunfire. Two other Radcliff policemen uninjured. Exact sequence of events are still under investigation, but preliminary autopsy report shows that deceased, Michael Strand, 47, died of self-inflicted gunshot pounds

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

(RADCLIFF, KY) - At 6:25pmET on Wednesdat, January 30, 2013, the Kentucky State Police Post in Elizabethtown was contacted by Radcliff Police Department to request the KSP lead the investigation into a shooting that involved a Radcliff Police Officer.


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2013-01-31 13:42:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Ceremony Feb. 6, 2013 will honor Adair drug court graduates

The 29th Judicial Circuit Drug Court will be having a Graduation Ceremony honoring those individuals who have successfully completed the Drug Court program, at 5pmCT, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the Circuit Courtroom of the Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend. - Megan Long

2013-01-31 11:46:03 | Comments | Printable version

KYTC crews pre-treating roadways in advance of winter weather

Motorists asked to give salt trucks room to treat roadways for afternoon commute

By Amber Hale

SOMERSET, KY (January 31, 2013) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in District 8 are pre-treating roadways today, Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne. in preparation of the snow forecasted for this afternoon and continuing into Friday. The pre-treatment of "salt-brine" prevents the snow from bonding to the pavement making it easier to plow off roadways.


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2013-01-31 11:05:38 | Comments | Printable version

25 Years of Educational Outreach: WKU at Glasgow, KY

Event will celebrate quarter century presence of Western Kentucky University in Glasgow, KY

By John W. Roberts, M.A.E.
News from Western Kentucky University, Glasgow, KY

GLASGOW, KY - When WKU-Glasgow reopened its doors in 1988, 115 years had passed since A.W. Mell opened the Glasgow Normal School that ultimately became Western Kentucky University. On February 7, 2013, WKU-Glasgow 500 Hilltopper Way, Glasgow, KY, will host a celebration from 10amCT to 12pm noonCT to commemorate the 25th anniversary of WKU-Glasgow. The event will begin with a reception and refreshments, followed by a program. The event is open to the public.


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2013-01-31 10:43:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

COF takes umbrage at unintended slur of Knifley

Apology: We should have known better; we took for granted that everybody who knows anything knew that Knifley The Cradle and Crib of Adair County Culture and Enlightenment as it is known, is as a cosmopolitan college/university town. Thanks, COF, for setting us straight -CM

By the COF

"...real, uncloned and unticky-tackied shops like the one in Columbia, a one of a kind place compared those in other great campus towns across America - whether in Austin, Bloomington, Cookeville, Nashville, or other cosmopolitan cities.'"

Austin? Bloomington? Cookeville?, Nashville? I reckon Knifley and the UK of Round Table fame is lumped in with the "great unwashed "cosmopolitan cities."

Whilst hit's keerect thet we have folks from all o'er the world here, Rolly, occasionally a Pellytonite, Dunbar Hill, Feathersburg, Yuma, Elkhorn en on en on, stll given our cultural distinctions, vast expertise in many areas, as well as having dispatched noted gradueights to the far corners of the earth SURELY we ar deservin' o' speshul mention.

A upsot COF
at Dun Roman, High o'er COSMOPOLITAN Knifley

Comments re article 57212 Downtown Columbia Exhibit features art of Carri Peterson


2013-01-31 09:09:58 | Comments | Printable version

TechLink: NYT on the R.I.M namechange, new Blackberry

The highs and lows of Blackberry's new Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10 telephones, announced yesterday, are at: Amid Long Odds, BlackBerry Maker Unveils New Line and New Name



2013-01-31 08:14:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Technology News

Special Called Meeting of the Adair Co. 911 Board Feb. 4, 2013

There will be a special called meeting of the Adair County 911 Board, Monday, February 4, 2013, at 10amCT, in the Conference Room of the the 911 Center, 107 N. High Street, Columbia, KY with the following agenda: 1) Call to Order 2) Roll Call ___Jason Cross, Chairman. ___ Sheriff Harrison Moss. ___ Tony Bragg, Adair EMS. 3) Executive Session, Pursuant to KRS 61.810(F) Personnel. 4) Adjourn - Lisa Greer Administrative Assistant, CJE Ann Melton.

The meeting is open to the public, but the main business will be in Executive Session. Greg Thomas, Adair 911 Director, said that there will be no announcement of the panel's recommendation at this meeting. The recommendation will be made at the Adair Fiscal Court February Meeting, Tuesday, February 12, 2013.


2013-01-31 07:54:18 | Comments | Printable version

Rest in peace PFC Harold Leonard Burton

Eric Nance Woehler writes:
Thanks for your work in detailing Harold Leonard Burton's story. It's leveling (in a correct and important way).

My dad, also born in 1925 (but in Madisonville), was sworn in to the 129th Naval Construction Battalion in June 1943 in Louisville. But my family and I got to enjoy him until he was 74.

Sorry for your loss, Burton family. - Eric Nance Woehler
Comments about: The story of PFC Harold Leonard Burton, through news stories/by JIM


2013-01-31 07:43:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Changing attitudes toward casino gambling. End of the world?

Charles Marshburn
Click here: Majority of Eastern Kentuckians support casinos, Bluegrass Poll shows Majority Eastern Kentuckians support casinos helps Kentucky top 60 percent

If this happens there will be cigarette smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages! It is the end of the world! Revenue should be higher, though. Guess it is not the end of the world. - CHARLES MARSHBURN
Comment above about: Link: Courier-Journal poll shows majority favor casinos


2013-01-31 06:58:21 | Comments | Printable version

Denise Stewart Quilt Exhibit now at Begley Art Gallery, LWC

Quilts on exhibit through February 28, 2013 at Lindsey Wilson College
Click on headline for complete story w/photo(s). Watch CM Events for reminders of exhibit schedule

By Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College
Arts News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - More than two dozen award-winning quilts by a Southcentral Kentucky resident are on display through February 28, 2013 in the Lindsey Wilson College Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery.

A total of 28 quilts by Adair County resident Denise Stewart of Dunnville are on display in the liberal arts college's art gallery.


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2013-01-31 05:38:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

CM Civics lesson: Kentucky State Government really is organized

Anyone who is confused by departments, agencies, cabinets, and what is where in state government may think it's a state of chaotic confusement. Really, though, it's very organized. The simplest chart we've found to understand who is where is at Kentucky Organizational Structure, a part of one of the easiest to use websites, ky.gov

Why we looked - Trying to find the Cabinets. And the even dozen are: General Government Cabinet, Transportation Cabinet, Cabinet for Economic Development, Finance and Administriation Cabinet, Tourism, Education & Workforce Development Cabinet, Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Justice & Public Safety Cabinet, Personnel Cabinet, Labor Cabinet, Energy & Environment Cabinet, and Public Protection Cabinet.

A whole lot can be made out from the chart about how State Goverment runs although it is missing the all important Local Shot Callers and List of Lobbyists who, fortunately or unfortunately, have a huge amount of say in what gets done. - CM


2013-01-31 04:55:17 | Comments | Printable version

Two of Dr. Phillips' graduate students publish research article

Article by Weston Pope and Kelsey Pope will be published in book later this year
Click on Headline for story with photo(s)

By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

A couple of Lindsey Wilson College graduate students recently had a research article accepted for publication.

Weston Pope and Kelsey Pope, both of Columbia, KY, had a piece about "Trade in Lunacy" accepted into the Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness.


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2013-01-31 04:20:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Link: Courier-Journal poll shows majority favor casinos

There's a story in the Courier-Journal about changing attitudes of Kentuckians toward casino gambling. It's at Majority Eastern Kentuckians support casinos helps Kentucky top 60 percent



2013-01-31 03:58:23 | Comments | Printable version

Regional Summer TheatreFest to debut at Lindsey Wilson College

At Lindsey Wilson College's V.P. Henry Auditorium: TheatreFest! in Columbia will be a major addition to the cultural scene in South Central Kentucky in 2013, with 3 productions, 11 presentations in June and July, under the direction of Robert Brock

By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - A new regional summer theater program will debut this June at Lindsey Wilson College.

Under the direction of theater veteran Robert Brock, the inaugural season of TheatreFest! will feature three dramatic productions - Robin Hawdon's farcical Perfect Wedding, a one-man production of Mark Twain and a 75th-anniversary celebration of Thornton Wilder's Our Town.


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2013-01-31 02:33:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

TODAY, THURSDAY with CM, January 31, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 31, 2013:
Old age praises youth,
self descriptions highly wished,
mirror corrected.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 31 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 506, in progress

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


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2013-01-31 02:01:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Great JIM piece: Newspaper story of PFC Harold Leonard Burton

Comments re article 57300 The story of PFC Harold Leonard Burton through news stories Chris Bennett writes:
One of Jim's greatest pieces; we as Kentuckians should never forget the price of our freedom. The sacrifice of PFC Burton, his friends and family should always be remembered by the citizens of Adair County. --Chris Bennett
Thanks - As I understand it, it will be published as part of a book. - EW


2013-01-31 01:58:04 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 31
Happy Anniversary, David and Rhonda Begley (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Terry and Laura Flatt (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tom and Dolly Andrew (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Annniversary, Billy and Rita Murrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Jason Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Hope Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bea Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billie Jo Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Easton Ellis (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Foster Graves | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gene Hoots | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason H. Roach (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnie James Biggs (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Olivia Seniours (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth B. Gabehart , formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1943-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randal Cox, 70, Taylor Co., KY (1942- | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Franklin, Taylor County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Jean Cowan, Russell Co., Ky (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Genell Cochran Beal, Casey County, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Wade Patterson, Green County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shane David Coffey, Paducah, KY (1985-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alice Blakeman Slinker, Green Co., KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Reid Marcum, Sulphur Well, Metcalfe Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lorine Grider Claywell, Adair County (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Mrs. Nioma Gaskins Kean, 84 Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 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. Eleven (11) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Four (4) Court Events Circuit Court. Forty-four (44) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Thirty-two (32) Court Events Circuit Court. Twelve (12) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20945, Comment)
10:30amCTAg Commissioner James Comer meets with FFA, 4-H, ag groups at Annex
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 plates and the benefits of the program to three groups: Kentucky Proud, FFA, and 4-H. The public is invited to attend. - Sheila Blair | (ID:20932, Comment)
11:00amCTServices in Tompkinsville, KY for Jay B. Curtis, Columbia, KY (1939-2013) | (ID:20923, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20573, Comment)
Special Called Meeting of the Adair Co. 911 Board Feb. 4, 2013
There will be a special called meeting of the Adair County 911 Board, Monday, February 4, 2013, at 10amCT, in the Conference Room of the the 911 Center, 107 N. High Street, Columbia, KY with the following agenda: 1) Call to Order 2) Roll Call. 3) Executive Session, Pursuant to KRS 61.810(F) Personnel. 4) Adjourn - Lisa Greer Administrative Assistant, CJE Ann Melton. | (ID:20966, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Robert Wendell Fields, 74, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Jan. 28, 2013) | (ID:20927, Comment)
Services, Edmonton, KY, for Robert Wendell Fields, 74, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Jan. 28, 2013) | (ID:20928, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Eric Warren Butler, Adair Co., KY (1973-2013) | (ID:20931, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20606, Comment)
6:00pmCTBasketball: LWC Women host Rio Grande U at Biggers
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. - Charles Balcom, Lindsey Wilson College | (ID:20937, Comment)
8:00pmCTLWC Women's/Men's doubleheader, soccer banner unveiling (DETAILS)
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. | (ID:20936, Comment)

 




















 
 
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