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Nominations sought for Governor's Volunteer Awards

Deadline is February 20, 2013; link to online nomination forms, details below

By Anya Armes Weber and Jill Midkiff

FRANKFORT, KY (February 7, 2013) - It's time to honor those groups and individuals who have served their fellow Kentuckians in an exceptional manner during the past year. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Governor's Awards for Volunteerism and Service.

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2013-02-07 13:21:35 | Comments | Printable version

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Books n Beans Coffee house busy on springlike February day

2013-02-07 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener. Enjoying Chowning Patio - Renovations to Campbellsville University's Montgomery Library, with additions of the Books n Beans coffee, snacks and study areas inside and the Chowning patio outside, are making it a popular spot on campus. On this particular spring-like February morning students enjoyed the warmth of the sunshine between classes. - Linda Waggener, Campbellsville University
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Robert (Bobby) Foster, Campbellsville, KY (1957-2013)

Bobby Foster was a US Army Veteran, a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and a former construction worker
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Robert "Bobby" Foster, of Campbellsville, KY passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at his residence. He was 55.

Funeral Mass will be at 10amCT/11amET Saturday, February 9, 2013, in the Clementsville Community at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 5075 KY 551, Liberty, KY with Father Patrick Dolan officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. Visitation will be after 9amCT/10amET, Saturday at the Church.

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2013-02-07 13:10:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

It's gonna get hit! - Writer had to back up to get out of way

She suggests Eastern Bypass to make it easier for semi's to stay off city streets

Shannon Sexton writes:
In response to "It's gonna get hit" and the traffic situation with semi trucks - I almost "got hit" myself the other evening while sitting in the turning lane, waiting to make a left turn onto E. 80.

I was the first car in the turning lane and a big rig was making a right off E 80, heading toward the Square. All I could see was a trailer heading my way...I put my car in reverse and headed backwards down the street. Luckily the car approaching behind me had not made it quite to my bumper and saw what was about to transpire, or I'm certain I would have been wedged under that flatbed trailer. I don't know what the solution to our problem is, but I'd sure like to see a by-pass wing over on E. 80. - Shannon Sexton
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2013-02-07 12:56:50 | Comments | Printable version

Two curb situations semi turning difficult, writer says

Says 18 wheeler driver entering Tractor Supply hit her while trying to avoid the curbing

Maury Lewis writes:
Walmart needs to take up most of the landscaping and curbing down on the market end of the parking lot so the trucks can get in there without taking out the trees and eventualy breaking the cement curbing to pieces.

The curbing needs to pulled up at the light at Tractor Supply so the trucks can make a bigger turn there. I was sitting at that light and had an 18 wheeler truck pull over the hood of my truck with the trailer on his truck while I was sitting at that light. He was trying not to go over the curb and hit me instead. I had no where to go and he just kept coming. - Maury Lewis
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2013-02-07 12:23:56 | Comments | Printable version

Ed Diddle photo was by Edgar Allen, Jr.

Ralph Waggener writes:
The photo of Ed Diddle that Historian Mike Watts found was shot by Edgar Allen, Jr., a man who is on my list of best people I've ever known. Allen was the sports editor for the Nashville Banner for 18 years before going to Louisville as the Director of Communications for Churchill Downs. He had a perfect Nashville drawl which made me enjoy talking to him. He was a perfect gentleman in every way. Everyone was given equal treatment by Edgar no matfer what walk of life they came from - quite seldom seen now. Mr. Allen died in July 9, 2008. - Ralph Waggener
Comments above about: Favorite Old Photo - Coach Ed Diddle from the collection of Mike Watson.

2013-02-07 11:48:01 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Wesley Roberts will give organ recital at Ransdell Chapel

Dr. Wesley Roberts will give organ recital at Ransdell Chapel
Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University, will present an organ recital, which will include works of J.S. Bach, William Byrd, and Tom Johnson, Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 7pmCT/8pmET, at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. The concert is free and open to the public. - Rebekkah Southwood, Campbellsville University

2013-02-07 10:20:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Comment: It's gonna get hit

Big rig driver warns of dangers of being in the way at the wrong time, suggests ways to prevent accidents.

John Campbell writes:
As a big rig driver, its difficult enough to maneuver through our town (since I live on East 80 I have no choice but to come that way). There seems to be an ongoing scheme for a certain business to put their product closer and closer to the roadway. This could spell an unfortunate incident for both business and unaccustomed operators of any vehicle. We all noticed the flaw in the design of an unnamed pharmacy at this same intersection recently which resulted in having to do away with the grassy curb and replacing it with a paved curb.

I respect our local businesses and support them, but wisdom and common sense would seem to scream out, "If you see a rock rolling toward your little red wagon...simply move the little red wagon out if the way or IT'S GONNA GET HIT!" Respectfully, John Campbell PS - There is another business less than a mile and a half away which happens to park many of their "smaller 2 & 4 wheel vehicles" right up next to the curb. -John Campbell
Thanks, John Campbell: Good point. If the public is made more aware of ways to help truckers do their very important jobs with less stress and more safely. Trucking and truck driving is a major economic factor. - EW

2013-02-07 10:06:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Lindsey Wilson will host MSC Invitational swim meet

Lindsey Wilson College will host the Mid-South Conference Invitational swim meet beginning at 10amCT/11amET, Friday and 9amCT/10amET Saturday, February 8-9, 2013 at the Holloway Center Natatorium, 299 Williams Street, Columbia, KY. A small admission is charged for these events. - Charles Balcom

2013-02-07 09:46:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Radcliff man indicted on multiple sex offenses

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

RADCLIFF, KY - On Thursday, January 31, 2013, 32-year-old William L. Chisolm of Radcliff was indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury on charges of Rape 1st, Sodomy 1st, and multiple counts of Attempted Rape 1st.

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2013-02-07 09:26:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

CAUD receives $925,000 in Federal funding

USDA loan portion, $694,000 will be repaid over 40 years at 1.875 percent. The funds will be used to complete repairs on Columbia/Adair County Utilities District's Wastewater Plant necessitated by the May 2010 flood event.

LEXINGTON, KY, February 6, 2013 - USDA Rural Development State Director Tom Fern has announced $925,000 ($694,000 loan/ $231,000 grant) in federal funding to construct and renovate several components of Adair County Water District's water and sewage treatment infrastructure.

The Rural Development funds will be used to construct a wastewater treatment plant sludge conditioning system (to replace the existing system damaged during major flooding in 2010), renovate three existing water storage tanks (to restore structural and safety components) construct one new 250 GPM sewage lift station, and renovate four sewage lift stations (damaged during the 2010 flood event) throughout the City of Columbia.

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2013-02-07 09:20:43 | Comments | Printable version

CU students named to Who's Who

Click on headline for complete list of students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities at Campbellsville University

By Christina L. Kern

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Campbellsville University students have been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, according to an announcement from Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University.

The following Campbellsville University students have been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities:

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2013-02-07 08:59:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Hearing February 21, 2013 on Bowling Green roundabout

By Keirsten Jaggers, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, KY (February 6, 2013)- The Department of Highways District Three Office will hold a public meeting concerning the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of US 31W Bypass, University Boulevard, and Loving Way.

The meeting will be held 4pm-6pmCT Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center. 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY, ]

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2013-02-07 08:03:48 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, February 7, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 7, 2013:
Good intentions wane
when apathies wax within,
reckless acts without.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 7 February 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 513, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 3, 2013 and a few others from the past week :

One Year Ago we celebrated completion of an epic
JIM: A Brief History of Early Cinema in Columbia, Ky., c. 1903 to late 1922 On the corresponding Monday, one year ago, February 6, 2012, we were enjoying great completed work by Jim, A Brief History of the Early Cinema in Columbia, KY, it's a great read today, particularly if you have cabin fever and a few hours to read it.

2013-02-07 04:36:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Wellie Paul Grant to be examined by Adanta; bond terms altered

Murder defendant's bond terms amended, he'll have competency examination by Adanta. He will remain at his home in Glens Fork and will not be returned to jail. story

Two new developments resulted from the Wednesday, February 6, 2013 hearing on a motion by Commonwealth Attorney Gail Williams to have Special Judge James Bowling's release of murder defendant Wellie Paul Grant, on January 11, 2013.

In one order, Judge Bowling amended the terms of the release of the defendant, Wellie Paul Grant that he remain at his home at all times "unless in the company of his spouse, Betty Grant, or his daughter, Margaret Huddleston, or his daughter Sherry Wilson, or his brother Jack Grant, or his sister Mary Hadley, unless he is hospitalized or placed in a nursing facility."

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2013-02-07 04:35:12 | Comments | Printable version

John C. Williams, Casey County, KY (1939-2013)

He was a Marine Corps veteran and worked for the Chrysler Corporation and Crete Trucking. John was a member of the Indianapolis Masonic Lodge # 669

John C. Williams passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013 at the Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. He was 73.

Funeral services are at 10amCT/11amET, Friday February 8, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jeremy Atwood officiating. Burial is at the Hustonville Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Visitation is Thursday from 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET at the funeral home with Masonic service at 6pmCT/7pmET.

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2013-02-07 03:24:25 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 7
Happy Birthday, Jaxon Piercy (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Melton, former Adair County Judge Executive (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dawn Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth McCubbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gregoy Stapleton (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hanna Durbin (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Dale Cox (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Renae "Nae Nae" Grant (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby D. Druien, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wymon (Buster) Harmon, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Henry Critt Young, Green Co, KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Williams, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Elizabeth Price Taylor County, KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Esther Bell Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Ray Huddleston, Adair Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice C. Ladebauche, Adair Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Price, Liberty, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Grimmer, Adair County, KY, (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Shannon Reeves, 44, Campbellsville, KY (1971-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Cook, 65, Cumberland Co., KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Wilson Withers, 88, Russell Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Raymond Hood, 74, Green Co., KY native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester Coffey, 81, Russell County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vada Faye Conover Blankenship, 86, Russell Co., KY/Adair native (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Simpson, 79, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland Co., KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Lynn Tedder, 64, Taylor County, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty D. Jones Adams, Taylor Co., KY/Adair native (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTDenise Stewart Quilt Exhibit now at Begley Art Gallery, LWC (STORY/PHOTO)
"Quilts," by Denise Stewart, will be on display through February 28, 2013, in the Lindsey Wilson College Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY 8am-4pmCT Monday-Friday and by special appointment. Contact Tim Smith at or 270-384-8079 - DUANE BONIFER | (ID:20950, Comment)
7 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. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Twenty-seven (27) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Five (5) 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. Three (3) Court Events Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) 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:21157, Comment)
10:00amCTFuneral mass at Clementsville, KY for Robert (Bobby) Foster, Campbellsville, KY (1957-2013) | (ID:21161, Comment)
10:30amCTCelebration, 25 Years of Educational Outreach: WKU at Glasgow, KY (DETAILS)
WKU-Glasgow 500 Hilltopper Way, Glasgow, KY, will host a celebration from 10amCT to 12pm noonCT, February 7, 2013, 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. - John W. Roberts, WKU/Glasgow | (ID:20969, Comment)
11:00amCTSocial Seniors Club meets at Adair County Library
The Social Seniors Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, in the basement of the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, Ky 42728. The Social Seniors Club is open to all Senior Citizens of Adair County. Contact the Library at 270-384-2472 or Kelli Claypool at 270-378-2053. | (ID:21086, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21059, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices at Moore Springs Cemetery, Subtle, KY for Cody Harbison Shive, infant, (d. Feb. 5, 2013) | (ID:21154, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Elaine Moore Finley, Cumberland Co., KY (d. Feb. 3, 2013) | (ID:21137, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Barry David Blythe, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Feb. 3, 2013) | (ID:21146, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:21007, 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:21097, Comment)
6:00pmCTRFL Team Captains meet at Chamber building
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 | (ID:20971, Comment)


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