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National Telecommunications Week: Answering the call

Actions of KSP dispatchers in Frankfort and Richmond highlight critical role in public safety. See related story: Police Telecommunicator: It's Not Job For Everyone
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By Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, Public Affairs Branch
Kentucky State Police

April 14-2013 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time set aside to recognize the more than 200,000 individuals throughout the U.S. who play critical roles in the delivery of public safety services. Often called the "unsung heroes of public safety," these men and women provide a lifeline to both citizens in need and officers in the field. They serve as an unseen, but vital link in keeping law enforcement officers and the public safe at all times of the day or night.

KSP Presents: Telecommunicators

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2013-04-11 19:52:57 | Comments | Printable version

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Telecommunicators at KSP Post 12, Frankfort, KY

2013-04-11 - Franklin County, KY - Photo from Kentucky State Police.
Hailey Samuels
standing and Lindsey Pierce, telecommunications shift supervisor at KSP Post 12 in Frankfort.

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Farmer's market on the Square inspires poem

Mark your calendar: The first Farmers Market on the Square is just 9days away!:
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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By Proseist Barbara Armitage & Poet Pam Spires

I challenged the vendors who have signed up for the Farmer's Market on the Square to write something about the market or their farms or their crafts. I can only tell this story so many times. This is the first one I've received. It's from Pam Spires, she will be at the market with her primitive crafts at least once a month.

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2013-04-11 19:37:20 | Comments | Printable version

Ruby Helen Stamper, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013)

She was a native of Krypton, Perry County, KY, and the matriarch of a highly regarded Casey County, KY family. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Stamper. She leaves five direct living descendants. She was an elementary school teacher for over 31 years for the Carter County Board of Education and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church
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Ruby Helen Stamper passed away Wednesday April 10, 2013 at the Liberty Care Center, Liberty, KY . She was 87.

Funeral services are 9amCT/10amET, Saturday April 13, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jim Brown officiating. Burial is at Olive Hill Memorial Gardens in Olive Hill, KY. Visitation is Friday 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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2013-04-11 15:14:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ollie Estes Oakes, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Apr. 10, 2013)

She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Ione Williams Nichols. She leaves four direct living descendants. Mrs. Estes was a retired school teacher and member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church

Ollie Estes Oakes, age 90 of Edmonton, KY, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be 1pmCT, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY. with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-9pmET Friday, April 12, 2013 from at the funeral home.

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2013-04-11 14:56:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Victory Community Church Homecoming Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bro. Dwan Hadley will bring the homecoming message and Misty Valley Gospel Group will be singing at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY, at regular Morning Service at 10:30amCT, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Fellowship meal will follow the service. Sunday School is at 9:30 am. Every one welcome. - Trudy Crabb

2013-04-11 14:46:27 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Site-Based Council meets April 15, 2013

Tbe regularly scheduled monthly SBDM meeting Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columiba, KY will be held 3:15pmCT, Monday, April 15, 2013 in the conference room at the high school. The meeting is open to the public. --Troy Young

2013-04-11 14:39:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Rev. Laura Harris will speak at Trinity UMC

Rev. Laura Harris will be speaking at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, at 6pmCT, Sunday, April 14, 2013. She will give a first hand report of her recent trip to Uganda to serve with Ronald Kaluya and Uganda Counseling and Support Services.

Her testimony is very uplifting regarding the work being done there. Everyone is invited to attend. - Connie Scott, Trinity United Methodist Church

2013-04-11 14:25:51 | Comments | Printable version

The mystery door house would make great tea room

Maury Lewis writes:
I looked at that house when I moved here around 2006-2007. I thought it would make a great tea room and coffee house. I was told there used to be a beautiful garden on the side of that house where the parking lot is now. maybe someone has some pictures of that. What is the history behind that house? - Maury Lewis
Comments re photo 49058 Why the mystery door was no mystery to Melissa Stone

2013-04-11 14:14:14 | Comments | Printable version

CU to present last noon organ recital of year, April 16, 2013

The final Campbellsville University Noon Organ Concert of the year with Dr. Wesley Roberts at the organ, will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11:20amCT/12:20pmET in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. Everyone is invited to the free concert which will end at 11:50amCT/12:50pmET. - Joan C. McKinney, Campbellsville University

2013-04-11 08:54:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

CU to present Wind Ensemble Concert, April 21, 2013

The Campbellsville University School of Music will be featuring the CU Wind Ensemble in concert on Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2013, at 2pmCT/3pmET, in the University's Ransdell Chapel at 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. - Joan C. McKinney, Campbellsville University

2013-04-11 08:46:15 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. 4H Shooting Sports orientation meeting April 18, 2013

By Tony Rose

The Adair County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be holding a registration meeting for all those who are interested in getting involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports program on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7pmCT at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. This program will be open to youth ages 9-18 of Adair County, who have an interest in shooting sports. Youth will learn about the many different aspects of shooting sports. We will be taking sign up, discussing how the program will run, and what are the areas that youth can get involved in. --Tony Rose

2013-04-11 08:19:18 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD board meets at 6pmCT, today, April 11, 2013: Agenda

The Columbia/Adair County Utilities Board meets at 6pmCT, Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the CAUD office, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY.

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes:
    • March 14, 2013 Regular meeting
    • March 19, 2013 Special Called Meeting
    • March 22, 2013 Special Called Meeting
  3. Approval of bills
  4. Approval of 2013 budget
  5. Discuss Utility Improvements for Green River Commerce park
  6. Phase 14 (Downtown) Project
  7. Phase 15 (River Crossing) Project
  8. Phase 16 (EDA Sewer) Project
  9. Update on KY 206 (Liberty Road) project
  10. Sewer report
  11. Water report
  12. Water plant report
  13. Office report
  14. New business
  15. Adjourn

Columbia/Adair Co. Utilities District (CAUD) Board Meetings
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. Lenny Stone, General Manager. The meetings are open to the public. - Jennifer Carter, office manager

2013-04-11 08:06:26 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Co. Courthouse mural celebrates Union Army moment

Comments re photo 49049 Trail Town proclamation event Tuesday April 9 2013

By Paul Patton

The mural on the Taylor County Court House depicts the moving of Union Troops down Main Street in Campbellsville on their way from Lebanon to Nancy, KY where they engaged in the Battle of Mill Springs which was fought in January, 1862.

The three officers pictured in the mural were the three highest military officers to pass through Campbellsville during the Civil War. In the center is General George Thomas. On the left is Col. Robert McCook who later became a general. The man on the right is Col. Mahlon Manson who also became a general later in the war. Col. McCook and Col. Manson were Brigade leaders under General Thomas. - Paul Patton

Thanks, Paul Patton, for that clarification. The mural is, in itself, a reason to take a day trip to Campbellsville - even more so with the information you have supplied. Thanks. - EW

2013-04-11 07:47:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Chromebooks for Casey: Surprising the Principal day

Chromebooks for Casey passed half-way point this morning! The principal is focused on another important leadership role today, so it's up to us to keep the momentum going today - we're at $1,867, enough for almost 19 Chromebooks. CM

Col. Wm Casey Elementary School Principal Patty Jones wrote today that she will be focused on another area of leadership today and will not be able to ride herd on her trailblazing project, Chromebooks for Casey. The drive is on auto-pilot today. But wouldn't it be great if education supporters handed her a surprise when she's back to give leadership to the drive tomorrow. BK already has, putting the total past the half-way point early this morning. She wrote, on the site:
"I gave because we need to support our schools, kids, and our future." - BK"
It's worth taking the time to scan the Chromebooks for Casey site frequently. And make a donation to add impetus to the drive and surprise the Principal. Whether the donors send the total up $500, as one appears to have done, or $100 to cover one laptop, or $10 just to support a great cause, the messages are writing a significant chapter in Adair County history. - EW

2013-04-11 07:22:25 | Comments | Printable version

A reader reminds: Einstein was right

A reader who does what we want as many readers as possible to do: Use the site as an aid to enjoying our little patch of heaven, checking CM on her terms a few quick scans a day, sent this quote from Albert Einstein:
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots. - ALBERT EINSTEIN
Her letter indicated that that day is here. It may be that the movie "Idiocracy" is more prophetic than comic. In any case, check us a few more times a day today, with the weather situation being what it is, but otherwise, use CM as the technological tool it is - to gain more time to enjoy the Events and the Sights of South Central Kentucky. Do have your weather radios and listen if a call comes from CODE RED, we want everyone to get safely through any storms we may face in the next 24 hours. - CM

2013-04-11 06:42:50 | Comments | Printable version

CU to host Contemporary Music Center in concert

The students of semester 24 at The Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN will give a concert at Campbellsville University at 6pmCT/7pmET, Monday, April 15, 2013, at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. Everyone is invited to the free concert. - Joan C. McKinney

2013-04-11 05:44:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

LWC students raise awareness about sexual assault

That spectacular sight seen over Columbia last night: A total of 40 non-flammable, biodegradable teal lanterns were released by Lindsey Wilson College students to conclude Wednesday night's Take Back the Night
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - More than three dozen Lindsey Wilson College students participated in an event Wednesday night to raise awareness about sexual assault. The students took part in Take Back the Night, a 35-year-old national event that brings attention to sexual assault.

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2013-04-11 04:29:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Today, THURSDAY with CM, April 11, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 11, 2013:
Pity the lover
who cannot turn loose of love
after rejection.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 11 April 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 576, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, April 7, 2013 and a few others from the past week

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2013-04-11 04:04:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Westlake Auxiliary to hear representative of GRAWL

The Westlake Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 6pmCT/7pmET, Monday, April 15, 2013 in the cafeteria at Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. The speaker will be a representative of Grawl. - Delwin K Blair Pres

2013-04-11 03:58:09 | Comments | Printable version

Green County Historic Homes Tour

The Green County Historic Homes tour will be 1pm-5pmCT/2pm-6pmET, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The self-guided tour begins between 1 and 2 pm at Longhunters Coffee and Tea Company, 115- 117 South Public Square, Greensburg, where tickets may be purchased and a map can be obtained. Tickets are $7.

Homes involved in the tour are: James B. Montgomery House 1839, Ward-Judd House 1825, Jeremiah Abell's Cabin 1796, Mud Brick House 1850, and Jerry's Trading Post (Old Country Store).

The tour is sponsored by the Greensburg Arts Council. For more information, contact Patsy Kay Paxton at 270-932-5323 or Justine Landrum at 270-932-3457.

2013-04-11 03:50:53 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 11
Happy Birthday, Adam Lane Bennett (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Irby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryant Smith (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clifton Hopper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Lynn Henson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dale M. Seaborn (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Denesa McCann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Jaimie Wisdom | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Birdwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jayla Franklin (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laura Coomer (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patti Fluhr | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Antle | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthdaym, Adam Lane Bennett (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buck Murphy, of Casey Co., KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy B. Murphy, Adair Co., KY native (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vennie Wright Melton, Cumberland Co., KY native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernestine Groves Motley, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kaylee Nicole Young, Summer Shade, KY (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Conner Dean Tucker, Adair Co., KY (b./d. 2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tom E. Holmes, Adair Co., KY, native (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amee Montgomery Paxton, Green Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Van Higgason, Green County, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fayrene Roy, Casey County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kristi Dawn Burton, Russell Co., KY (1984-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ella Mae Stephens Tweedy, Burkesville, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Argie I. Conner, Russell Co., KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James G. (Pete) Kessler, Green Co., KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Junior Spears, Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Elvin Brown, 80, Russell Co., KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Ray Lee, 63, Casey Co., KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth Gay Whittenburg Norris, Cumberland Co, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl A. Mars, Green County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Woodrum Coleman, 77, Liberty, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Louise Rasnick, Casey Co., KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mazetta Curry Moss, Green County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Olena Mae Akers, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Haywood, 91, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Catherine Atkinson, 75, Taylor Co., KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Glen Jewell, Metcalfe County, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jo Ann (Lile) Ervin, 76, Glasgow, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Conley Davis, 89, Casey County, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Grider Wesley, 71, Casey County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lingan Wilson Selby (1752) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory birthday. James Austin Page, Columbia, KY (April 11, 1929 - July 28, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, Raylee Fairth and Riley Clara Long, Casey Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Barbara F. Perkins, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTJosh Cross Art Display, 8am-4pmCT, Begley, 155 Blue Raider DR, Columbia, Ky | (ID:21814, 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: Four(4) 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. Two (2) 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. Three (3) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, Thirty-eight (38) Court Events Circuit Court. Eleven (11) 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:22018, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for George R. Harrison, Russell Springs, KY (1973-2013) | (ID:22009, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21865, Comment)
5:00pmCT Columbia Post 6097 VFW Auxiliary meets at 411 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:22008, Comment)
Chimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21896, Comment)
6:00pmCTCAUD Utiliities board meets at 109 Grant LN, Columbia, KY, (AGENDA)
CM Directory of Recurring Events | (ID:22020, Comment)
7:00pmCTThe LWC Singers' spring homecoming concert at Columbia Baptist, 201 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:21947, Comment)


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