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Two car Casey Co., KY collision results in fatality

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY, KY - Trooper Brian Shepard is investigating a collision that occurred today at approximately 2:30pmET, 5 miles north of Liberty on US 127. 67-year-old Norma Dickerson of Liberty was traveling south in a 2003 Ford. The vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2001 Dodge operated by 24-year-old Casey Coppage of Liberty. Dickerson was wearing a seatbelt; Coppage was not. Both were transported to Casey County Hospital where Dickerson was pronounced dead by the Casey County Coroner. - 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.

2013-03-14 21:04:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Adair Countians in Heartland Parkway Foundation meeting

2013-03-14 - Lebanon, Marion Co., KY - Photo photo by John Chowning.
Adair County: United States Representative Ed Whitfield, left, was a guest at the recent Heartland Parkway Foundation Board of Directors meeting Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Lebanon. Also in the meeting were, from left: Linda Waggener, Columbia, KY. City Council member; John Thomas, Foundation treasurer; and Columbia Ky. Mayor Mark Harris, Foundation secretary.

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Benefit Auction/Singing/Supper for Robert & Agnes Coffey

The family of Robert and Agnes Coffey benefit/singing/supper and live and silent auction starting at 3pmCT, April 6, 2013, at Purdy Separate Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Singers include the Coffey Family with Stanley, Becky, Chad, and Shane; and the Feese Family with Danny Feese, Joey Feese, and Faye Garrett. Contact: 270-384-3932. - Alice Irvin Curry

2013-03-14 17:20:32 | Comments | Printable version

KY 55 in Adair Co. to be reduced to 1 lane, starting Mar. 18, 2013

Glens Fork Creek Bridge Project: Temporary speed limit reduction to be set

By Amber Hale

SOMERSET, KY (March 11, 2013) - Beginning Monday, March 18, KY 55 in Adair County will be reduced to one lane at mile point 6.333 as crews begin construction for bridge widening project. This project is located approximately 3 miles north of the Glens Forks community and just north of Gaddie-Shamrock quarry.

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2013-03-14 11:18:35 | Comments | Printable version

Marion Co., KY injury collision today involves school bus

None of 13 students on bus injured, but driver of 1999 Honda receives minor injuries

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Trooper Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred this morning at 6:55amET, 9 miles west of Lebanon on US 0068. 81-year-old Goebel R Morgeson of Lebanon, KY was operating a 2006 International Bus. He was traveling west and was attempting a turnabout when he pulled into the path of a 1999 Honda traveling east.

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2013-03-14 11:01:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Heartland Parkway Foundation hosts U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield

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By Linda Waggener

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - United States Representative Ed Whitfield, first district of Kentucky, attended the Heartland Parkway Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors meeting Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Lebanon, KY. Whitfield gave a brief update from Washington and said he was there to learn more.

The Heartland Parkway Foundation board's mission is to educate and gather support in the Commonwealth and in Washington on the importance of the construction of a four-lane highway along the Kentucky 555/55 corridor starting at the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway north of Springfield, KY, to the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway at Columbia, Ky. The four counties in the coalition are Washington, Marion, Taylor and Adair.

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2013-03-14 10:10:41 | Comments | Printable version

Lee Miracle hired to build women's wrestling program at CU

Campbellsville University women's wrestling will become the university's 25th intercollegiate sports program and will compete in the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association beginning in 2013-14

By Chris Megginson

News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Former All-Navy wrestling head coach and USA Women's World Team assistant Lee Miracle has been named the first women's wrestling coach at Campbellsville University.

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2013-03-14 05:34:36 | Comments | Printable version

KY Public Health issues guidelines for safer poultry consumption

Simple steps can help prevent salmonella from poultry. Guidelines issued especially because of increased popularity of backyard chickens

By Beth Fisher and Gwenda Bond
News from the Kentucky Department of Public Health

FRANKFORT, KY (March 13, 2013) - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is reminding Kentuckians that salmonella infections don't just come from contaminated food. Infections can come from contact with animals. Many salmonella infections occur in people who have contact with certain types of animals, especially poultry.

"Backyard poultry flocks are very popular today in Kentucky so it's worth the time to review a few good safety rules when handling live birds," says Dr. John Poe, state public health veterinarian. "Washing hands thoroughly, cleaning equipment used with live poultry and making sure live poultry remain outside are measures everyone should take to prevent illness. As we move into chick season this spring, it's particularly important to observe these guidelines."

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported eight outbreaks involving contact with live poultry that sickened more than 450 nationwide, more than recorded in any year previously. It also reported the largest outbreak of human salmonella infections linked to backyard flocks in a single year. Each year DPH receives reports of salmonella infections as a result of exposure to live poultry, and Kentucky had 13 human cases related to two of the 2012 multi-state outbreaks recorded by CDC.

Live poultry may have salmonella germs in their droppings and on their feathers, feet and beaks even when they appear healthy and clean. While salmonella doesn't typically make birds sick, salmonella germs can cause a diarrheal illness in people that ranges from mild to severe and in some cases can even be life threatening. Infants, seniors and those with weakened immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness.

DPH recommends following these simple steps to prevent illness:
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam. Adults should supervise hand washing for young children.
  • Clean equipment or materials associated with raising or caring for live poultry outside the house, such as cages and feed or water containers.
  • Never bring live poultry inside the house, in bathrooms, or especially into areas where food or drink is prepared, served or stored, such as kitchens or outdoor patios.
Related: CDC Website/Salmonella

2013-03-14 05:19:49 | Comments | Printable version

Suggest EK chef Pen compile a cookbook

Comments re photo 48739 Epicurean Kentuckian Pasta Renaldo Ann writes:
Hi Ed, I wish Pen would compile a cookbook! His photos of food always make me hungry. - Ann
Thanks!. We'd like to see that too. As a frequent beneficiary of his creations, I can swear that almost everyone is as tasty as it looks. The truly amazing thing is that preparation time is far less than quick time Tv chef's do. We've taken a shortcut by just doing them from the photos and they turned out really great. - EW

2013-03-14 04:34:12 | Comments | Printable version

Interest in Farmer's Market on the Square growing

Farmer's Market on Square, at the Adair Annex Parking lot, each Saturday starting April 20, 2013 through the 2013 growing season. Season vendor space still available.

Thanks for posting our article on the Farmer's Market on the Square. I have received several phone calls from possible vendors already. Thanks. - Barbara Armitage

See also, related: Farmer's Market on the Square is coming to Columbia this Spring

2013-03-14 04:18:50 | Comments | Printable version

ACGC offers Herbs 101 at Chamber Building, Mar. 28, 2013

For personal and commercial gardeners, for restaurants, for Epicurean Kentucky chefs - herbs may be easiest, most rewarding gateway to gardening. Class taught by certified Master Gardeners

By Barbara Armitage
President, Adair County Garden Club

The Adair County Garden Club will offer Herbs 101 presented by Master Gardeners Kathy Hunt and Jeanne Marshburn at 1pmCT, Thursday March 28, 2013 in the basement of the Columbia/Adair Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia. Everyone is invited to attend this free class. Pre-registration is appreciated. This is a free class brought to you by the Adair County Garden Club. To register please contact Barbara Armitage at 270-250-2979.

Herb Gardens are becoming increasingly popular for their beauty, hardiness, and versatility. But choosing the best herbs to grow, from the many available, can be overwhelming.

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2013-03-14 04:05:20 | Comments | Printable version

Signs point to upswing in jobs, CACEDA Chair says

An interview with Jim Hadley for report on CACEDA meeting Wednesday, March 13, 2013. No announcement made on the possible sale of land discussed in Executive Session. Manufacturers on the board of of CACEDA report new hirings, good leading indicators. Chairman Hadley says community needs to know that the authority is working hard, working together, and all are salespersons for Columbia/Adair. Infrastructure - particularly reliable water and sewer, and availability of natural gas - are keys

By Ed Waggener
from interview with Jim Hadley

Jim Hadley, Chairman of the Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority, said yesterday in an interview aftere the CACEDA meeting, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, that he's seeing signs that there is already a recovery in jobs in Adair County, and that more will be on the way.

He said that at the meeting, members of the board reported as much, with Hadley for Majestic Yachts, Anthony Janes of Fabco, and Doug McCammish, speaking for the former McCammish Manufacturing Co. "All three of us reported new hirings," and signs of a pickup in the economy."

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2013-03-14 03:58:26 | Comments | Printable version

Free Tipping for Adair Co., KY residents: April 19-20, 2013

Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair and CJE Administrative Aid Lisa Greer, coordinators for a cleaner Adair County, announce that Free Tipping days for 2013 will be Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, 2013, at the Transfer Station, 877 L. Willis Road, Columbia, KY. Tipping will be 7am-3pmCT on Friday, 7am-12pm noon CT, on Saturday. Free tipping is funded by PRIDE. from Adair County CJE Ann Melton's office, Ste. 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-384-4703

2013-03-14 01:59:03 | Comments | Printable version

Three Adair Countians charged with receiving stolen property

Arrests follow investigation of items stolen in Russell County and later sold in Adair. Investigation by Adair County Sheriff's office and Russell Springs, KY, Police Department is ongoing

By Deputy Adam Cravens

The Adair County Sheriff's Office made three arrests Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in connection with a Theft/Receiving stolen property case, which the ACSO had been investigating in collaboration with the Russell Springs Police Department.

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2013-03-14 01:21:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Today, THURSDAY with CM, March 14, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 14, 2013:
Steadfast love insists
future will never witness
beauty decaying.
- Robert Stone, Thursday, 14 March 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 548, in progress

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

2013-03-14 01:03:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Letter: At present, no right of way for Tutt Street sidewalks

Additional right of way is needed for Tutt Street Sidewalks. - CM

Jimmy Harper writes:
The right of way on Tutt Street is fifty feet /25 either side of center line from burksville street to Delmer Upchurch old house. Then 30 feet ft/ 15 ft either side of center line to 55 Sonic. Hence no right of way to install sidewalks. Thanks ed jimmy harper. --jimmy harper
Related: Sidewalk need all the way across Tutt Street

2013-03-14 01:01:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CU Lady Tigers breeze past Wiley, 71-55, in NAIA opening round

CU first round victory in national tournament first round play comes before crowd of 473 in Frankfort Convention Center
NAIA Woman's National Tournament: Campbellsville University Lady Tigers vs. Freed Hardeman
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:15pmCT/6:15ET, at Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY.

By Jordan Cornett
News from Campbellsville University

FRANKFORT, KY - The Campbellsville Lady Tigers took the stage at the NAIA National Championships with an outstanding victory over Wiley College (Marshall, TX), 71-55, Wednesday night in the Frankfort Convention Center.

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2013-03-14 00:25:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 14
Happy Birthday, Brinlee Lane Harvey (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Imogene Coffey Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Bryant Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Franklin, (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelli Smith Shepherd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Makayla Ann Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Hughes (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mildred Matney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rockie Tucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samuel Lee Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vincent Palumbo (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Catherine Beard, Green Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corinne Kemp, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sybil Hodges Milby Russell (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn June Stevens, 71, Adair Co., KY native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Hubbard Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer F. Hendricks, Jr., Russell Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Janice Fay Williams Melton, Cumberland Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corrine Sparks Harvey, formerly of Breeding, KY, (1920 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby E. Wilson (March 14 1925-October 20,1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.T. (Pops) Janes, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Helen Henson, Casey Co., KY, native (1921-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Juanita Nelson, Taylor County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Ray (Rusty) McAllister, Campbellsville, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Izene Roy Foley, Russell Co. KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Todd Hardin, 39, Campbellsville, KY (1974-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ronald Reed Neagle, Taylor Co., KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Daniel Joseph (Dan) Broessel, Taylor Co., KY (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rockie Dean Tucker, 55, Adair County, KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allyson Jade Cross and Aubrie Faith Cross, twin girls (2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Demon Roach, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stewart Lee Edwards, 61 Casey Co., KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, E. Dan Clausen, 50, Hart Co., KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Pickett O'Banion, 98, Green Co., KY (1920-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday. Kelly Gene Smiley, 32, Columbia, KY(March 14, 1977 - September 21, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTSpring Break, Lindsey Wilson College | (ID:21567, 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: One (1) 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. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Fourteen (14) 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, Thirty-four (34) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirteen (13) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) 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:21615, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Creston, KY, for Panza Okla Delp, Liberty, KY - Roley, Adair Co. KY native (1920-2013) | (ID:21635, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Dottie C. Booker, Adair County, KY (1934-2013) | (ID:21592, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21398, Comment)
3:00pmCTNo Camp Casey at CWC during Lindsey Wilson Spring Break | (ID:21573, Comment)
4:30pmCTACES SBDM Special Called meeting will discuss Comprehensive School Improvement Plan | (ID:21611, Comment)
ACES SBDM Special Called meeting will discuss Comprehensive School Improvement Plan | (ID:21612, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21436, Comment)
Called SBDM meeting at John Adair Intermediate | (ID:21619, 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:21505, Comment)
5:30pmCTCol. Wm Casey Elementary School Site Based Council presentation to Adair School Board | (ID:21616, Comment)
Adair Co. Board of Education will hear improvement plans | (ID:21618, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia/Adair Co. Utilities District (CAUD) Board Meeting.
The Columbia/Adair County Utilities District Board meets at 6pmCT/7pmET, every second Thursday in the board room of the district at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. The Board includes Barry Stotts, Robert Flowers, Rudy Higginbotham, Tim Baker, and David Jones. | (ID:21515, Comment)
CJE, Mayor at Adair Heritage March 14, 2013 meeting | (ID:21610, Comment)
6:15pmCTAdair Heritage Association meets at Adair County Public Library
The Adair Heritage Association holds regular monthly meetings each second Thursday, at 6:15pmCT, at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. All members and prospective members are urged to attend. - Ellen Zornes, | (ID:21516, Comment)
8:00pmCTNAIA Basketball Championship: LWC Men vs. Rocky Mountain, KC, MO Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Men's Basketball meets Rocky Mountain College (Billings, MT) at 8pmCT on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the NAIA National Tournament's Opening Round at Municipal Auditorium, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO. from Lindsey Wilson College, Duane Bonifer, Public Relations Director | (ID:21552, Comment)


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