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Saloma Road resident arrested on auto theft charge

From Taylor County Sheriff's Office

John G. Kessinger, 55, 1356 Saloma Road, Campbellsville, KY, was arrested after being apprehended by the Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies near the Allstar Food Mart on KY 55 at 4:41pmET, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

The owner of the vehicle, Tina Wright, had called 911 and reported that someone had stolen her vehicle from the Allstar Food Mart where she is employed.

The keys had been left in the vehicle; however, Mr. Kessinger was not known to Wright and did not have permission to drive the vehicle.

Kessinger was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (Auto) and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center in Campbellsville, KY.

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Campbellsville Police and other civilians who aided in stopping the vehicle.

2013-04-03 20:23:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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At GRAS: Director Sandy Ford with lovable Cinnamon

2013-04-03 - Green River Animal Shelter, 455 Jim Blair DR (try Appleby DR on GPS), Columbia, KY - Photo CM staff photo. UPDATE: Happy Ending: Cinnamon has a new home
Sandy Ford, Director of the Green River Animal Shelter holds Cinnamon, a 12 week old female Beagle mix. Cinnamon was an owner surrender, who was given up because her owner did not have space for Cinnamon to run. She will be great for kids - needs plenty of space to run and play. A very loving little girl. She should make a great family member. She's now at Green River Animal Shelter, 455 Jim Blair Drive (try also Appleby Drive on GPS), Columbia, KY. Hours: Tues-Sat. 8am-5pmCT/9am-6pmET. Closed Sunday and Monday. Phone: 270-385-9655. email us:

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Dennis (Dink) Stapp, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2013)

He was a native Russell Countian, the son of the late Aldon and Zula Mae Lawhorn Stapp. He is survived by his wife, Linda Faye Chumbley Stapp. He leaves 6 direct living descendants. He was a salesman, a veteran of the US Army, and a member of the Hayes Chapel United Methodist Church.
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Dennis "Dink" Stapp, 63, of Russell Springs, KY, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services for Dennis "Dink" Stapp will be 1pmCT/2pmET, Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Steve Wheeler officiating. Friends may call after 11amCT/12pmET, Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Blakey Cemetery.

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2013-04-03 19:59:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CAUD board members vote to accept bonding company offer

Deal lacks only attorneys for bonding company and Board Attorney Marshall Loy to complete paperwork with minor changes. Construction likely to start in a few days - completion expected in 90-120 days after Columbia, KY, contractor Stotts Construction starts project

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia/Adair Utilities District board voted 4-0 with one abstention, to accept the counter offer by the Merchantile Assurety Company to finish the utility's Phase 14 Project, which was abandoned in November by Southern Backhoe of Campbellsville, KY.

Board Member Barry Stotts, whose parents company, Stotts Construction will enter into a contract with the Bonding Company to complete the job, abstained. The vote came on a motion by Member Tim Baker, with a second by Member Rudy Higginbotham, with Chairman Robert FLowers and Member David Jones joining for the 4-0 vote.

The settlement was in the amount of $582,500. The vote was contingent on the District's Attorney and the Bonding Company making minor changes in the contract faxed to Mr. Loy earlier, principally that the contract for the completion work with Stotts Construction would be first with the bonding company. Immediately after that is done and the money is paid, the bonding company will assign the contract to the water district.

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2013-04-03 17:41:29 | Comments | Printable version

Advantage Kentucky Alliance will open at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, KY - Western Kentucky University, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce will announce the official opening of the Advantage Kentucky Alliance, a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Manufacturing Extension Partnership, at 10:30amCT Friday, April 5, 2013, at WKU’s Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, KY.

The announcement of the statewide partnership to assist manufacturers to innovate and grow statewide will include remarks from WKU President Gary Ransdell; Ron Bunch, President of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce; Scott Broughton, Director of the Advantage Kentucky Alliance Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and Greg Higdon, President and CEO of Kentucky Association of Manufacturers.

2013-04-03 17:12:00 | Comments | Printable version

Two Michigan men arrested on drug charges at Lucky Vista Motel

Twenty year old men being held in Taylor County Detention Center, Campbellsville, KY awaiting pickup by U.S. Marshals to face outstanding charges

From Campbellsville, KY, Police Department

The Campbellsville Police Department arrested two Detroit, MI residents for Drug Possession and Trafficking, on Monday, April 1, 2013.

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2013-04-03 15:39:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

It's Time to get to Know your farmers and crafters

New members Jeff Scott, Carri Peterson, Beth Rutherford, Wendy Butler Burt, Cindy Vincent, Jerry Compton, Monica Thomas, Jana Esch, Beth Bailey, Dorthy Bailey, Barbara Armitage and Barbara's Husband
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By Barbara Armitage

It seems that spring has finally decided to arrive and just in time for the opening day of the Farmer's Market on the Square. The first Farmer's Market on the Square will be 8am-12pm noon CT, Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

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2013-04-03 12:47:29 | Comments | Printable version

SCC and Union college expand 2+2 offerings

By Allison Horseman
News from Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY (April 3, 2013) - Union College and Somerset Community College have worked jointly for several years to bring baccalaureate program opportunities to students who have completed associate degrees.

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2013-04-03 11:56:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACSO makes DUI arrest on Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY

Adair County Deputy Justin Cross arrested George Johnson, 55, Columbia, KY, at 1amCT, on charges of 1) Failure to illuminate head lamps, 2) Careless driving, and 3) Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The arrest was made on Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Johnson was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail, Columbia, KY. - From Deputy BJ Bray, Adair County Sheriff's Office

2013-04-03 11:44:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

President of Southern Baptist Convention to speak at CU chapel

Speaker was first African-American Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention and also first African-American to be President of organization
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By Lucas Pennington

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Fred Luter Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be speaking at Campbellsville University's chapel service at 9amCT/10amET, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Ransdell Chapel,401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.

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2013-04-03 10:48:23 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Coomer says Google is cooperative on map changes

Writer had good experience with internet giant

Joyce M Coomer writes:
From my experience, Google lets just about anyone correct the maps. A year or two ago I googled our business address and they had us two streets over. I emailed them about it and was told that I could change the map myself. So, who knows who put up directions for the trucks? - Joyce M Coomer
Comments re photo 48973 Google is in big trouble over this intersection

2013-04-03 10:15:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CACEDA votes to offer to sell 20 acres in Commerce Park

Sale would be to a "Fortune 500" company

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority (CACEDA) voted this morning to sell up to 20 acres in Green River Commerce Park for $7,500 per acre.

Chairman Jim Hadley announced that the company is a Fortune 500 company, but said no more as to what type of company it is, what it will make, how many it will employ or about its impact on the community.

The action followed a mostly closed or executive session under KRS 61.85. Present in the closed session were ChairmanHadley, CACEDA members Randy Burns, Tony Corbin, Dan Antle, Doug McCammish, and Kay Bowman; CACEDA Executive Secretary Sue Stivers, Adair County Judge Ann Melton, Columbia Mayor Mark D. Harris, Columbia/Adair Utilities District Manager Lenny Stone, and Greg Jones, of the SE Kentucky Development Corporation, Somerset.

Also present at the rest of the meeting were Ken Wilkerson and Ed Waggener.

2013-04-03 09:51:54 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia, KY/Milford, CT: Link to story from Milford

Sarah Aaron Bromley, daughter of Dr. Phil Aaron, Columbia, KY, sends a link to the story of the presentation of a Kentucky Colonelcy to Milford, CT, Mayor Benjamin Burke, by Dr. Gerald Chafin and the Lindsey Wilson Singers. The story link is: Milford Mayor to be Named Kentucky Colonel

The presentation is being made this morning, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

See also: LWC College Singers to extend Columbia greetings to Milford, CT

2013-04-03 05:08:34 | Comments | Printable version

LWC College Singers to extend Columbia greetings to Milford, CT

The Lindsey Wilson Singers will perform a concert Wednesday night, April 3, 2013, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 71 River St., Milford, CT.
The Lindsey Wilson Singers' spring homecoming concert will be 7pmCT/8pmET, Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Duane Bonifer
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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - Columbia Mayor Mark Harris dropped by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers' Monday morning rehearsal to wish the ensemble best wishes on their upcoming spring tour of New England and to also present them with a proclamation.

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2013-04-03 04:36:28 | Comments | Printable version

Fly Me to the Moon Jazz Concert Fundraiser at C/AC Airport

For Hillary Hadley Memorial Scholarship

By Inette Goodin

Fly Me to the Moon is an evening of jazz presented by the Hillary Hadley Memorial Scholarship committee on April 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Columbia/Adair County Airport, 735 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY.

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2013-04-03 03:48:04 | Comments | Printable version

Appreciates work of efforts for Autism Awareness

Kathryn Miller writes:
Thank you. I have a nephew with autism and this means a lot. Keep up the good work in bringing awareness to this disorder. - Kathryn Miller
Comments re photo 48974 CJE Mayor proclaim Autism Awareness Day and Month

2013-04-03 03:42:41 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, April 3, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 3, 2013:
Unwavering love,
never puffed up or shrunken,
endures amid change.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 3 April 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 568, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, March 31, 2013 and a few others from the past week

2013-04-03 03:23:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Columbia Rotary Club changes to noon meetings

COLUMBIA ROTARY CLUB meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at Lindsey Wilson's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY at 12pm noonCT. The meetings adjourn at 1pmCT. Rotary is an international service club and Columbia Rotary welcomes men and women who are interested in serving their community. Guests and all who wish to become Rotarians are welcome at the meetings. - George Kolbenschlag. (Additional information at Sponsored)

By George Kolbenschlag

The Columbia Rotary Club begins its new noon meeting time Monday, April 8, 2013. The club meets at the Lindsey Wilson cafeteria for lunch, a program on a current topic and a brief business meeting. The meetings end at 1pmCT. Rotary is an international service club active in more than 200 countries with 1.2 million members. The Rotary International motto, "Service above Self" well defines the mission of the local club. Columbia Rotary is a group of men and women with a common interest in community service who enjoy the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, discuss current topics and act on service projects with friends. The club has met continuously since 1935. Guests and those who may want to become members are always welcome at Columbia Rotary meetings. --George Kolbenschlag

See the CM Directory of Recurring Meetings being compiled during the month of April. The list is for recurrent club, civic organizations, and meetings in schools and governmental units which occur on at regular times. Call 270-250-2730 if you need help to email your organization's listings. - CM

2013-04-03 03:12:39 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 3
Happy Birthday, Joseph Russell Chapman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Garmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Lynn Rucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Sexton Hampton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Walker (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kerry Yates (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Downey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Land | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joel Gabbert, Campbellsville, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Walkup, Adair County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Wayne Compton, Green Co., KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Dean Riggins, Casey Co., KY, native (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Ray Pruyear, Taylor Co., KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Misti V. Kemp, Russell Co., KY (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Frank Fishback, Cumberland Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Jessie, Adair Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Anne Peavler, Boyle Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Baker, Adair County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loretta Hare, Russell County, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Morrison Hunt, Taylor County, KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky M. Hadley, Adair County, KY (1956-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Devin Dewayne Pevely, Windsor, KY (1984-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Arlyene Pedigo Perkins, Summer Shade, KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jewell Burchett Myers, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Curry, 68, Green County, KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie (Gene) Denson, Casey County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Buis Brown, Casey County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reba Garner, 86, Jamestown, Russell Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avery R. Justice, 76, Green Co, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joy Lee DeWitt, Taylor County, KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Thomas (Ed) Arnett, Summersville, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Dickson, Metcalfe County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsa K. (Mousie) Cox, 68 Elk Horn, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kendall Harvey, 82, Adair County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Hall French, 59, Taylor County, KY (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benny McGaha, 73, Adair County, KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alisha Gayle Hartley Lee, 36, Casey County, KY (1981-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John N. Dee, 64, Adair County, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Glendo Sullivan, 72, Russell County, KY (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTSpring Break April 1-5, 2013. No classes. Adair County School District | (ID:21853, Comment)
8:00amCTJosh Cross Art Display, 8am-4pmCT, Begley, 155 Blue Raider DR, Columbia, Ky | (ID:21808, Comment)
Special called meeting, Columbia/Adair Co. EDA Board, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:21941, 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-two (22) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Eleven (11) 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. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:21948, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Timothy Scott Logsdon, Adair Co., KY (1980-2013) | (ID:21928, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY Norma Jean Johnson, Taylor County, KY (1944-2013) | (ID:21943, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY for Olene Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1924-2013) | (ID:21934, Comment)
Services in Greensburg, KY, for Mary Lou Pepper Sidebottom, Green Co., KY (1925-2013) | (ID:21936, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Lucille Blakey, Casey Co., KY (1923-2013) | (ID:21848, Comment)
Chimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21857, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Dennis (Dink) Stapp Russell Springs, KY (1950-2013) | (ID:21951, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Howard Curry, 76, Green Co., KY (1936-2013) | (ID:21935, Comment)
4:00pmCTCAUD special called meeting: Downtown Project, Phase 14 | (ID:21929, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21888, Comment)


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