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2 vehicle injury collision, Bliss Road, Columbia, KY Mar. 9, 2013

By Deputy Adam Cravens

A two vehicle collision occurred late Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2013, on Bliss Road in Columbia. Randy Morgan was driving his Chevy Camaro toward West KY, 80 when he appears to have veered slightly then over-corrected as Karen Partin met and collided with Morgan in her Chevy Tahoe. Both vehicles sustained severe damage.

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2013-03-09 23:07:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Lonnie G. Scott, 53, Cumberland Co., KY (1960-2013)

2013-03-09 - 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Lonnie G. Scott, 53, Cumberland Co., KY (1960-2013)

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Bro. Mickey Pruitt will preach at Flatwoods SBC, March 10, 2013

Bro. Mickey Pruitt will be preaching at 11amCT following 10amCT, Sunday School at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY 42728 Sunday March 10, 2013. Pastor Bro. Jr. Holmes and congregation invite everyone to attend. Contact: Todd Corbin at or call 270-789-3905 - Todd Corbin

2013-03-09 21:24:31 | Comments | Printable version

Barren Co., KY man, 9 co-defendants sentenced in Federal Court

Organizer sentenced to 235 months in federal prison. Among the largest marijuana indoor grow operations discovered in Western District of Kentucky by Kentucky State Police. Produced up to ten pounds of marijuana every two weeks

from Western District U.S. Court - District Attorney office

BOWLING GREEN, KY - Ten defendants charged in one of the state's largest indoor marijuana grow operations were sentenced this week, in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Thomas B. Russell, to multiple years in prison for their roles in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

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2013-03-09 18:09:50 | Comments | Printable version

The Blakeys singing at Sparksville Church of The Nazarene

The Blakeys will be singing at Sparksville Church of The Nazarene, 9562 Bureksville Road, Columbia, KY, at 10:45amCT, Sunday, March 17, 2013 Lonny Karnes and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Jane Sparks

2013-03-09 17:06:59 | Comments | Printable version

Lonnie G. Scott, 53, Cumberland Co., KY (1960-2013)

He was a native of Cumberland County where he spent his last days and will be laid to rest. He was the son of the late Reno and Myrtle Stephens Scott. His wife, Linda Scott survives along with many family members in Cumberland, Clinton, and Russell Counties, KY
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Lonnie G. Scott age 53 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Friday, March 08, 2013 at his home. Lonnie was born on Wednesday, February 10, 1960 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Reno and Myrtle Stephens Scott. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Beggie Scott, and two sisters, Sue Scott and Libby Scott.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Burkesville Cemetery, N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family requests visitation 5:30pm-9pmCT/6:30pm-10pmET, Saturday, March 09, 2013 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

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2013-03-09 16:58:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Epicurean Kentuckian: Link/story on roadkill

Click on headline for story, picture of Jericho, Adair County, KY and Butler County, KY roadkill aficionados

Blue Ribbon Bear Board member and connoisseur Johnny Vaughn who lately visited West Virginia to enjoy the Roadkill Cookoff, isn't alone in appreciating the gourmet fare found on highways.

A Gradyvillian sends a link to a story in the New York Times online about the Montana Legislature enacting a law to allow Montanans the economic and nutritional advantages of animal nutrition following unfortunate vehicle vs. varmint incidents. The link is: Doubling Back for the Roadkill at

The idea invites the question: What about Kentucky? What's the law on freshly killed deer? If there's no law similar to Montana's, is there any move to enact one? - CM

2013-03-09 15:30:47 | Comments | Printable version

Appeals court rules in favor of Commonwealth Atty Gail Williams

'Facts in the case are not complex and largely undisputed.'
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By Larry Smith, The WAVE, 92.7

Columbia, KY, Attorney Gail Williams' residency qualification to serve as Commonwealth Attorney in the 51st Judicial District has been affirmed by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

The ruling was entered Tuesday, March 5, 2013, following hearings before Court of Appeals Judges Keller, Taylor and Van Meter, in the case of Ronney Hatter, appellant, vs. Gail Williams, appellee.

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2013-03-09 06:27:13 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Theatre program to present Everyman

Play explores Christian salvation through allegorical characters

By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College theater program will give a new interpretation on a 600-year-old play. The college's theater program will present Everyman each evening at 7:30pmCT/8:30pmET, Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, March 19-20-21, 2013, in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.

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2013-03-09 05:22:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

James Cochran, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2013)

He was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of Elk Horn, Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Elk Horn Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Dan White Oil Company, a former Deputy Sheriff, Taylor County Magistrate and a school bus driver for the Taylor County School System for many years. His marriage to Galoris Ford, who survives, spanned over 47 years. He leaves 14 direct living descendants.

James Cochran of Elk Horn, KY died at 4:51pmET, Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Louisville, KY. He was 67.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. Brian Rafferty, Bro. Haywood Riner and Bro. Chris Murphy. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.

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2013-03-09 04:31:21 | Comments | Printable version

Email notifications suspensions continues today

The decision had to be made: Post more or notify with emails more.

We decide to post as many relevant stories and pictures today instead of sending emails. There's always a backlog of items which should have made the news columns, but don't.

The suspension is also a beta test to see if so many email notifications are needed at all; if in fact, sending them is simply work which ought not be did in the first place.

Those enrolled in CM's part of the world, the change yesterday seemed to have worked - and caused us to consider whether to renew the notifications programs or not.

After all, 80% of the people who submit follow the magazine closely enough to catch 80% of what's on the magazine without a prompt - and they are the audience we are primarily hoping to please.

Comments welcome. -CM

2013-03-09 03:48:17 | Comments | Printable version

No Camp Casey at CWC during Lindsey Wilson Spring Break

No Camp Casey Mon.-Fri, March 11-15, 2013

By Dana Harmon Camp Casey
21st CCLC Director

Due to Spring Break at Lindsey Wilson College the week of March 11-15, 2013, there will be No Camp Casey activities, at Col. Wm. Casey Elementary, 220 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. We depend a great deal on our LWC staff and simply cannot conduct the program without their support. We hope they enjoy their well-deserved break. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Harmon 270-384-3367. - Dana Harmon Camp Casey 21st CCLC Director

2013-03-09 03:15:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Nerd Day/Wild Hair Day at Adair Elementary

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In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY designated each day with a theme. Thursday, March 7, 2013, was "Nerd Day/Wild Hair Day" and students, as well as teachers, enjoyed it tremendously! Alice Curry

2013-03-09 02:14:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Mr. Kurt Jeffries, Green County, KY, (1935-2013)

Kurt had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Liletown United Methodist Church. He retired from Greensburg Manufacturing and was a farmer. He was the son of the late Mike and Lee Brown Beard. He was a United States Army Veteran. His marriage to the late Phyllis Ann Price Jeffries spanned over 48 years
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Mr. Kurt Jeffries departed this life Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

Funeral servies will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY with Bro Joseph Wilcoxson and Bro. Billy Beard officiating. Visitation will be after 5pmCT/6pmET, Saturday, March 9, 2013, and after 7amCT/8amET, Sunday. interment will be in Pierce Community Cemetery, Green County, KY with Military Honors.

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2013-03-09 02:09:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Adair County Fire Department responds to 2 fires

Adair County firefighters remind everyone to change fire alarm batteries when changing clocks to daylight savings time

By Donald Hare, Public Information Officer
Adair County Fire Department

Mobile home on C. Kerr Road completely destroyed by fire
The first was a mobile home fire at 3: 47pmCT, Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 288 C. Kerr Road, to property owned by Earl Bennett and occupied by Rose Furman. The mobile home was completely destroyed by fire. There were 19 firemen on the scene for around 1.5 hours.

Shop building near Gradyville suffers major fire damage
The second fire was Friday 11:15amCT, at 2364 Corbins Richards Road near the Village of Gradyville was a 40 x 40 shop building owned by Richie and Sandy Janes. Part of the building was a total loss. There were 10 firemen on the scene for about 1.5 hours.

Remember to change batteries in fire alarms with time change
Also don't forget when setting clocks up this weekend to change your batteries in your smoke detectors, It could save your life someday. - Donald Hare

2013-03-09 01:19:00 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM, March 9, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 9, 2013:
Of loved and once loved
each flower in one's garden
stirs memories up.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 9 March 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 543, in progress

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

2013-03-09 01:06:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 9
Happy Birthday, Addison Faith Gibson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Fisher (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Baker (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Camden Dwayne Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DJ Ballou | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Hancock (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Floren C. Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaxson Riley Bell (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kay Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaylee Vance (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Clark (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ramona Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Calhoun | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roxanne Yarberry Lee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Hancock (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tara Pierce | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Walter Avin Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Murphy, 77, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avin Janes, Dirigo, Adair Co., KY native (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert W. Smith, Woodstock, GA (1926-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Salyers, Casey Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Heather Davidson, Cumberland Co., KY (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ola Bright, Taylor County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Johnson Randolph, Casey Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Whitlow Klassen, Green Co., KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandy Gregory, Taylor County, KY, (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Randell Poindexter, Cumberland Co., KY (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chrystal Ree Martin Blaydes, 90, Taylor County, KY - Metcalfe County, KY, native (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. JoAnn Allison Durrett, 76, Greensburg, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mark Steven Ponder, Casey Co., KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Alfred Napper, 74, Adair County, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maymie Page Janes, 90, Adair County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harlan (Bubby) Anderson, 74, Burkesville, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Mark Tarter, 62, Dunnville, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Foster, Taylor Co., KY/McCreary Co. native (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Finis Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jordan Redmon (March 9, 1992 - July 7, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Catherine Russell Miller (March 9, 1911 - October 18, 1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Unema Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTKnifley Fire Department Open House/fundraiser | (ID:21352, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Little LeagueBaseball Softball signups at Joe Johnson Park Full Sign Up Schedule
| (ID:20968, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Jasper, IN, for Pauline B (Polly) Schwartzmiller, Taylor Co., KY (1923-2013) | (ID:21551, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21393, Comment)
Services, Thomas Ridge Christian Church, for Richard Singleton, Russell County, KY (1966-2013) | (ID:21554, Comment)
Services, Whited Cemetery, Casey County, KY for Janice Faye Shanklin, Casey County, KY (1960-2013) | (ID:21555, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Helen Allen Squires, Taylor County, KY (1926-2013) | (ID:21539, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for Warren G. Carter, 90, Burkesville, KY (1922-2013) | (ID:21543, Comment)
Celebration of Life of Anna Beth Branstetter, Metcalfe Co., KY (1976-2013) in Edmonton, KY | (ID:21547, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for the late Donald Stotts, Adair County, KY (1949-2013) | (ID:21556, Comment)
4:00pmCTMt Gilead Baptist Church Ham Supper Fundraiser, Green County, KY | (ID:21534, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21431, Comment)


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