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Called SBDM meeting at John Adair Intermediate

Preliminary to special called meeting at Adair County School Board

By Jane W. Branham, Principal, John Adair Intermediate School

The John Adair Intermediate School Site Based Council will have a special called meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5pmCT. The meeting will be held at 202 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. At 5:30pmCT, the meeting will move to the Adair County Board room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, where the council will meet with the superintendent and board members to discuss the school improvement plan (CSIP). Contact the school at 270-384-3341. - Jane W Branham

2013-03-13 18:21:26 | Comments | Printable version

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LCADD delegation in Washington, DC

2013-03-13 - Washington, DC - Photo LCADD photo. Lake Cumberland Area Development District (LCADD) delegation stopped to pose for a picture right before entering the capitol to address issues facing the LCADD region with Sen. Mitch McConnell. From left: Eddie Wesley citizen member, Barty Bullock Pulaski County Judge Executive, Ronald Wright Casey Co. Judge Executive, Donna Diaz Lake Cumberland Area Development District Executive Director, Yvette Haskins citizen member, Ann Melton Adair Co. Judge Executive, Tony Young Campbellsville Mayor, Doug Stephens McCreary Co. Judge Executive.
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Letter: For lights on the Veterans Highway

Cynthia Rowe writes:
Thank you, William Reed for speaking up about the poor lighting..I have thought that ever since the road was completed. It is a very dangerous strip of highway. Can any one come up with the true reason that no lights were installed. I have heard many rumors but no actual facts. Help us out with this Department of Transportation. Why no Lights? - Cynthia Rowe
Comments above about: Wants better lighting on Bypass - for additional safety

2013-03-13 17:42:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Co. Board of Education will hear improvement plans

There will be a Special Called School Board Meeting Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:30pmCT, at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, for the purpose of:
  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Report on Consolidated School Improvement Plan (CSIP)
    • Colonel Wm. Casey Elementary School
    • Adair County Elementary School
    • John Adair Intermediate School
    • Adair County Middle School
  3. Report on Consolidated District Improvement Plan (CDIP) - Phyllis Curry
  4. Adjourn
End of Agenda, Special Called Meeting, March 14, 2013
Information About Your Adair County Schools
The Adair County School Board meets at 7pmCT, each third Thursday, at the Board Conference Room, lower level, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Adair County Board of Education: Chairman Floyd Burton (Division 4) Members: Greg Willis (Division 1); Quin "Tweeta" Lasley (Division 2), Joseph Payne, (Division 3), Mike Harris (Division 5) .
Superintendent Alan W. Reed. School Board Attorney Jeff Hoover. Assistant Superintendent Brenda Mann, Instructional Supervisor Phyllis Curry; Anita Wethington, Special Education Director; Mike Akin, Title 1 Coordinator; Carla Perkins, Technology Coordinator; David Jones, Transportation Director; Ricky Bault, Maintenance Director; Carol Roy, Food Services Director; Renae Smith, Finance Officer. Becky Bailey, Board Secretary.

2013-03-13 17:33:29 | Comments | Printable version

Sidewalk needed all the way across Tutt Street

Landon Parnell writes:
I think there should be a sidewalk all the way up and down Tutt Street. As I drive down Tutt Street every day I encounter so many people walking out in the road. As for me, and I'm sure many others, we have to swing over into oncoming traffic so not to hit them. This problem gets even worse at night. There is a sidewalk a little way up Tutt Street but when the sidewalk runs out people take to walking in the road and that's when it becomes unsafe. - Landon Parnell
Thanks, Landon Parnell. Maybe someone in government will take note and do something about the situation. - CM

2013-03-13 15:58:07 | Comments | Printable version

Mayor Young, Yvette Haskins attend ADD conference in Washington, DC

By Cheryl Sullivan

Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Mrs. Yevette Haskins attended the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Conference in Washington, DC on March 10-13, 2013. While attending the conference Mayor Young and Mrs. Haskins visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Later in the week they met with Senator Mitch McConnell and other congressmen on Capitol Hill to discuss the needs of Campbellsville and Central Kentucky.

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2013-03-13 15:51:26 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce M. Coomer suggests reflectors to delineate lane divisions

Joyce M Coomer writes:
Instead of more lights how about the nice reflectors to delineate lane divisions? I have noticed in driving in different towns at different times of night and day and in varied weather conditions, that the use of reflectors to mark lanes are much easier to spot and identify, and there is no glare on the roadway during rainy times from the reflectors like there can be with overhead lighting. --Joyce M Coomer
Comments re article 58192 Wants better lighting on Bypass for additional safety

2013-03-13 15:11:41 | Comments | Printable version

Rondal Sandidge Watson, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Mar. 12, 2013)

He was the son of the late Henry and Amanda Sandidge Watson. Rondal was retired from General Telephone of Kentucky, owner of Watson Photography, a member of the Wisdom Faith Community Church and a Air Force Veteran. He is surved by his wife of over 40 years, Jo Ann Edwards Watson. He leaves five direct living descendants

Rondal Sandidge Watson age 68 of Knob Lick died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, KY. Visitation will be from 3pm-8pmCT, Friday, March 14, 2013, and after 9amCT, Saturday at the funeral home.

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2013-03-13 15:06:58 | Comments | Printable version

Another viewpoint: Lights already on LBN are light pollution at its worst

I am curious to know not just how much those lights along the new exit in Glasgow cost, but how much does it cost to keep them burning? And to rewrite an old joke, 'How many Glaswegians does it take to pay to change a lightbulb?' - PEGGY FUDGE

By Peggy Fudge
Commentary: There's another side of the issue

I drive through the new exit at Glasgow five nights a week, and every night I am aggravated at the absurd overkill of lighting. One night I turned off my headlights while on the ramp and could tell no difference. Recently, on this overlit road, I realized some idiot was going in the wrong direction-the vehicle was heading toward me on my side of the divided road. Lighting had nothing to do with it. I am in favor of large, visible signs indicating turning lanes, and roads marked with reflective paint that is often refreshed to keep it visible.

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2013-03-13 14:50:38 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia could have a children's museum


A recent children's museum visitor suggests that more town's can have one available with having to drive to Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Nashville. "Just put in revolving doors," he said, "That will take care of 90% of the children's interest. Then, if there's more money available, just add an escalator and you'll get kids interest as well as the any of the others."

2013-03-13 10:54:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Suggests white lines be painted on edges of KY 92

Maury Lewis writes:
I wish they would paint white lines on the edge of Hwy 92. When it rains and you are driving at night it is diffucult to see the edge of the road. And when someone is coming toward you with bright head lights on it is even harder. melewi --Maury Lewis
Comments re article 58192 Wants better lighting on Bypass for additional safety

2013-03-13 09:58:48 | Comments | Printable version

Maury confides: The reason I am going back to L. A.

Why Maury is leaving Beautiful Joppa - it's one everyone ought to appreciate

She's doing a Tv intervention

Maury Lewis I wanted let Columbia Magazine readers know why I have my place in Beautiful Joppa up for sale.

I have a picture of my handsome 4 month old grandson watching the races with his daddy last Sunday.

My sister walked up to him to talk to him and she blocked the Tv from his sight so he leaned over to be able to see the races.

I need to get down there to get him away from the TV. - melewi, aka Maury Lewis Maury - You're forgiven for going to Lower Alabama, so long as it's temporary. Other than grandkids - and maybe being conscripted into military service or to be the President of a prestigious university - we can't think of any justifiable reason to leave Adair County! Hate the brain drain, but more than appreciate your motives. - CM

2013-03-13 09:47:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Watched Eagle at Vester, KY Flat Pond, but got no photo(s)

Comments re article 58172 Birds of KY Eagle sighted on KY 206/Liberty Road Adair Co KY Mark Archey writes:
This was in the field across 206 from Tom Roy Road. We watched it for a while, but didn't get any good pictures. - Mark Archey
Thanks for the update - hope we'll be getting more soon, along with information for the best times to have a chance of seeing the eagle. -EW

2013-03-13 09:33:12 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Fiscal Court announces new website

Adair County Judge Executive and The Adair County Fiscal Court is pleased to announce a new website for the county. The new site has been created to aid all the citizens of Adair County in accessing any information they may need from day to day. We invite everyone to take a look at the new website and keep checking back as any new information is posted. - Jerri Nixon

2013-03-13 09:26:10 | Comments | Printable version

Computer/Electronics Drop off April 15-20, 2013 in Adair

Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair and CJE Administrative Assistant Lisa Greer, PRIDE coordinators in Adair County, announce that the Computer/Electronics Drop off will be April 11-15, 2013, at the Recycling Center, 67 Service Road, Columbia, KY. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7am-3pmCT, and Saturday, 7am-12pm noon CT. Contact: 270-384-4703. Lisa Greer

2013-03-13 09:00:53 | Comments | Printable version

Wants better lighting on Bypass - for additional safety

Comments re article 58175 Flashing yellow arrow traffic display to be installed

William Reed writes:
That's great that the KY Transportation Department recognizes our need for some additional safety devices about town. But, when are they ever going to do something about lighting along our Veterans By-pass at their various intersections. After dark, it's very dangerous to make a left turn onto the by-pass off KY 61 at the red light. Several times attempting to make that turn, I've found myself in the left turning lane there at the red light because it's pitch black and you can't see. Fortunately there's not been someone approaching that left turn lane. I've heard from many others who have done the same thing and it's high time that the state or whoever has to pay for the lights, put some out there. You drive down the Parkway from Bowling Green to Somerset and it's lit up like a Christmas tree at every exit. Don't we deserve the same measure of safety. Just my opinion. -William Reed
William Reed - Thanks. Great ideas. I hope there will be others thinking the same way today.

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2013-03-13 08:24:15 | Comments | Printable version

CACEDA meets at 8amCT this morning at Chamber building

This month: 8amCT, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Columbia-Adair Co. Economic Development Authority, Chamber Building The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc. meets each second Wednesday, at 8am-9amCT, at Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY. Meeting is open to the public. - Sue Stivers Executive Director, Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce. 270-384-6020

2013-03-13 07:28:09 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15 investigates single vehicle injury crash near Fredricktown, KY

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Driver flown from scene to UL Hospital

Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Trooper Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 9:45pmET, 3 miles east of Fredericktown on Croake Station Road. 28-year-old Adam Clements of Springfield was traveling west on Croake Station Road, operating a 1998 Ford Taurus when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Clements was not belted and was flown from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital. Washington County EMS and Fire Department assisted. - TFC BILLY GREGORY.

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

2013-03-13 07:26:08 | Comments | Printable version

CWC Site Based Council will meet with Adair School Board

The Col. Wm. Casey Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet in a special-called session on Thursday, March 14, at 5:30pmCT, in the conference room of the Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, to present the school\'s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CHIP). The meeting is open to the public. - Patty Jones

2013-03-13 07:16:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Lindsey Wilson Baseball rallies for a 6-5 win at No. 3 Lee

By Dan White

CLEVELAND, TN - Jeff Kerian ended a three-run eighth inning with a double to score the winning run for No. 12 Lindsey Wilson in a 6-5 win against No. 3 Lee (TN) on Tuesday at Olympic Field.

While recent times have been tough for the Blue Raiders, losing four straight, Tuesday's triumph gives them wins over Nos. 1, 3, 9, 14 and 18 in the NAIA Coaches' Poll this season.

Lindsey Wilson's matchup with Lee came down to two big innings. It started with the Blue Raiders taking a 3-0 lead in the fourth on a double by Manuel Ozoria to score a run and two more crossing the plate after a dropped fly ball.

Lee (20-6) responded in its half of the inning with four runs coming after giving up two outs. Jordan Stewart drove in the first of the runs with a third straight single and after the bases were loaded on a walk, Brandon Rader cleared the bases with a double.

Another run came home in the next inning for the home team after another double to give Lee a 5-3 lead.

Two scoreless frames went by before Lindsey Wilson (14-10) put together its winning string of hits in the eighth.

Leandro Perez started the comeback with a one-out double. After moving to third on a wild pitch, Perez scored on Manuel Alonso's sacrifice fly. Jeandro Andino pushed across the tying run with a single and Kerian finished Lee off with the eventual game-winning double. - Dan White

2013-03-13 05:37:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, March 13, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 13, 2013:
Trying to enhance
what needs no embellishment
can bring disaster.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 13 March 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 547, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, March 10, 2013 and a few others from the past week :

2013-03-13 05:11:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 13
Happy Birthday Twins Billy & Bobby Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anita Daniel (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deena Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grant Adamson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hayley Noel (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LaVerne Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Monica Brooke Butler (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Twins Billy and Bobby Burton (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zani Brooke Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Johnny Lee (John) Wells, 66, Cumberland Co., KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie McLean Ellis Burton, Adair Co., KY (1928-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Glenn Foster, Casey Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Barrett, 81, Russell Co., KY (1929-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Melson, Russell Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rayburn Dudley, Greensburg, KY, (1955 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Perdue, Russell Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hershel Hicks, Casey Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bonnie Milby Smith Strader, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Inas Winifred Barger, Dunnville, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce C. Sells, Cumberland Co., KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wesley Wayne Perkins, Adair Co., KY (1922 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Nelson, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Regina E. Cash Riddle, Clinton Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Monica E. Whited, 53, Casey County, KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Maurine Hood, Green Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth Jean Gentry, 86, Green Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertie McKinney Hamilton, Breeding, KY native (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alton David Crockett, Green Co., KY native (1967-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rex Brown, Campbellsville, KY, (1928 - 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Allen Pickett, 93, Green Co., KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cleston McCubbin, 81, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Robert Coyle, 55, Adair County, KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Peterson, 89, Russell County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bethel Tarter, 77, Russell County, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl Branham, 64, Adair County, KY/Cumberland Co., KY native (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Claywell, Burkesville, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Columbia-Adair Co. Economic Development Authority, Chamber Building
The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc. meets each second Wednesday, at 8am-9amCT, at Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY. Meeting is open to the public. -Sue Stivers Executive Director, Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce. (270) 384-6020 | (ID:21514, Comment)
Spring Break, Lindsey Wilson College | (ID:21566, Comment)
9:00amCTAl Hardy, to speak at Campbellsville University Heritage Day at Ransdell Chapel
J. Alvin Hardy, a man who dedicated 43 years of his life to Campbellsville University, is the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's Heritage Day chapel at 9amCT/10amET, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. - Joan C. McKinney, Campbellsville University | (ID:21538, 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:21491, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21397, Comment)
Services in Campbellsville, KY, for Jodie Mings, Campbellsville, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1919-2013) | (ID:21595, Comment)
12:05pmCT2013 Adair County Ministerial Association Lenten Services
Speaker: Bro. Terry White
The Adair County Ministerial Association Lenten Services will be each Wednesday at 12:05pmCT, February 13-20-27, March 6-13-20 at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with a final Good Friday service March 29, 2013, at the Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. All the services will begin at 12:05 with a lunch following. Donations will be accepted at the lunch. - Bill Sandell, Administrative Assistant, Columbia Baptist Church. | (ID:21215, 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:21495, Comment)
Services, Center, KY, for Elizabeth Berniece Jones, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Mar. 10, 2013) | (ID:21605, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Christy Reece Houchens, 43, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Mar. 10, 2013) | (ID:21607, Comment)
Funeral Mass for Joe Durham Blakeman, Green Co., KY (1929-2013) | (ID:21613, Comment)
3:00pmCTNo Camp Casey at CWC during Lindsey Wilson Spring Break | (ID:21571, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:21499, Comment)
Adair Co. Extension District Board meets Mar. 13, 2013
The Adair County Extension District Board will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 4pmCT, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. - Tony Rose | (ID:21542, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21435, Comment)
Hilltopper Astronomy Club will host viewing of Comet
The Hilltopper Astronomy Club of Western Kentucky University's Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a star party at 7pmCT, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the lobby of WKU's Thompson Complex Center Wing, 1501 State Street, Bowling Green, KY, for anyone interested in an opportunity to observe Comet Pan-STARRS. The event is free to the public. | (ID:21590, Comment)
5:30pmCTKnifley Christian Church Wednesday Youth Program
Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY and Bro. Hugh Withers announce "Youth Program" on Wednesday nights at 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, starting March 13, 2013. A meal will be served each meeting, followed by Bible Study, crafts, games and music. Transportation can be provided by calling one of the following numbers: 270-384-6354 or 270-634-3439. - Marsha Bennett | (ID:21588, Comment)


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