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Chromebooks for Casey gets accolades from KY Dept of Education

Letter from Associate Commissioner Hiren Desai below, to which Superintendent Reed adds, " . . . this is significant. This is huge." About Chromebooks for Casey success, in one week - three weeks ahead of the deadline.

The one-week whirlwind community effort organized by Col. William Casey Elementary Principal Patty Jones which resulted in over $17,000 worth of computers coming to her school - Adair County Primary Center next year - got the attention of the Kentucky Department of Education Associate Commissioner Hiren Desai, who sent this letter to the community via CM:
I am sending this email to show support for the ongoing efforts of Adair County school district in being fiscally responsible and supporting kids -

"Education budgets have been cut to the bone in recent years so, it is commendable that the Adair County school district, businesses, and friends have pooled their collective resources to purchase computers for students at the Adair County Primary Center," said Kentucky Department of Education Associate Commissioner Hiren Desai. "The Department of Education applauds the continued fiscal resourcefulness and initiative shown by the Adair County community." - Hiren
Superintendent Alan W. Reed, contacted about the letter to CM, "I really appreciate Commissioner Desai taking note of this effort. It means a lot to me to know that the initiative of Col. Casey School, its innovative principal, and this wonderful community gets this kind of positive attention at the highest levels of education." He added, "Make no mistake about it. What Col. Casey School did is significant - this is huge. Implementing this concept gives Adair County an advantage which can make all the difference. By itself, no. But the synergy it produces, I predict, will profoundly change the way we do things and accomplish things and generate the enthusiasm that we have to have to achieve the potential I know every Adair County student possesses. Things previously thought impossible."


2013-04-18 16:49:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Blanche Back Byrd, Casey Co., KY (1920-2013)



2013-04-18 - 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY - Photo from Bartle Funeral Home.

Blanche Back Byrd, Casey Co., KY (1920-2013)



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A thumbs up for Beth Rutherford gardening advice

Kathy Hunt writes:
Really enjoyed this informative article written by Beth. Very appropriate for this time of year. Looking forward to the Farmer's Market, Another plus for Adair County. - Kathy Hunt
Comments re article 58988 FM2 Vendors Share Tips A busy time of year for gardeners


2013-04-18 15:45:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Blanche Back Byrd, Casey Co., KY (1920-2013)

She was born in Quicksand, Breathitt County, KY, was formerly of Liberty, Casey County, KY, and was a resident of Hazard, KY, at the time of her death. She was the widow of Chester Byrd
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Blanche Byrd, age 93, of Whitesburg, KY formerly of Liberty, KY, passed away on Tuesday April 16, 2013, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.

Funeral Services will be held 1pmCT/2pmET,. Friday April 19, 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY. with Bro. Dallon McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the South Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 5pmCT/6pmET, Thursday April 18, 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.


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2013-04-18 15:40:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tammy Lynn Branham, 46, Summer Shade, KY (d. April 17, 2013)

She was a homemaker and a daughter of the late Freeman Branham and Anna Lee Dubree Branham Welsh. She was a member of the Summer Shade Baptist Church

Tammy Lynn Branham, age 46 of Summer Shade, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 1pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro Chad White officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2pmCT at the funeral home.


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2013-04-18 15:20:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

On Butterfly's Wings: WKU-Glasgow adds new sculpture

Sculpture by Kevin Robb was originally on Bowling Green Campus. It was moved to Glasgow, KY campus today, Thursday, April 18, 2013
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By Dr. John Roberts, WKU/Glasgow

GLASGOW, KY (April 18, 2013) - The sculpture, "On Butterfly's Wings," was installed on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green in 2008. Following recent discussions on ways in which to further enhance the campus of WKU-Glasgow, WKU President, Dr. Gary Ransdell, approved a request to move the sculpture to the Glasgow campus, and on Thursday, April 18, 2013, the piece was relocated to the WKU-Glasgow at 500 Hilltopper Way.


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2013-04-18 14:59:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Congratulations to Eddie Franklin, C/AC Businessman of the Year

Marcia Shuffett writes:
I just wanted to say a big "Congratulations, Eddie." - Marcia Shuffett and family
Comments re article 58980 CAC Chamber BusinessProfessional Man of the Year


2013-04-18 14:37:49 | Comments | Printable version

Barbara P. Richardson, Adair Co., KY, native (1943-2013)

She was the daughter of the late Morris Pickett and Leigh Rickett Pickett. She was an associate with Walmart in Campbellsville, KY and was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom for twenty years. She was the widow of the late Donald Richardson. Their marriage spanned over 51 years. She leaves 28 direct living descendants.

Barbara P. Richardson, 70, of Campbellsville, Ky, died at 7:45amET, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Campbellsville.

Funeral services are at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Shaun Caudill. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY.


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2013-04-18 14:08:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mrs. Bernice Whitehouse May, Taylor Co., KY (1923-2013)

She was a native of Marion County, KY and a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of her death. Mrs. May had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a former sales manager at a shoe store in Bardstown KY

Mrs. Bernice Whitehouse May, 89, Campbellsville, KY, departed this life Monday, April 15, 2013 at her home in Campbellsville, KY.

The family chose cremation. There will be a memorial service scheduled at a later date.


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2013-04-18 13:37:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Good News: Chromebooks for Casey is fully funded

Columbia/County came through in a huge, responsible giving, way
You're aware that Chromebooks for Casey is fully funded. $3,581.82 has been raised for the project to buy 30 Chromebooks - laptop computers - if you've visited DonorsChoose.org in the last 6 hours, as we hope everyone now knows.

The whole fundraiser took place in a period of just 8 days, guided by Principal Patty Jones of Colonel William Casey Elementary School.

The webpage is still posted. We hope everyone will go there and take a look at the donations - see how this was done. Chromebooks for Casey - Col. Wm Casey School, Columbia, KY
, by sending money to school by students, and by taking your donation to the school, Col. Wm Casey Elementary School, 220 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

2013-04-18 12:03:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Ima Jessee, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Apr. 17, 2013)

She was the daughter of the late Geneva and Venus Compton. She is survived by her husband Edward Jessee. She leaves 6 direct living descendants, and many relatives in South Central Kentucky. Mrs. Jessee was a member of Red Lick United Methodist Church

Ima Jessee, age 65 of Edmonton, KY died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be 1pm, CT, Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Friday, April 19, 2013, and after 9amCT, Saturday, at the funeral home.


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2013-04-18 11:39:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

FM2 Vendors Share Tips: A busy time of year for gardeners

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

By Beth Rutherford

Thank goodness Spring is Here!

We are all absolutely thrilled that milder weather is here. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy spring before full blown summer gets here. What is it they say about Kentucky? If you don't like the weather, wait a few days and it will change!! How true is that??


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2013-04-18 09:21:51 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky's Jobless Rate inches up for March 2013 to 8%

From Kim Brannock
Kentucky Education Cabinet

FRANKFORT, KY (April 18, 2013) - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8 percent in March from 7.9 percent in February 2013, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary March 2013 jobless rate was .2 percentage points below the 8.2 percent rate recorded for the state in March 2012.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 7.6 percent in March 2013 from 7.7 percent in February 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


2013-04-18 09:01:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Recognizes rising star in Backyard Oil: Joe Collins

Putting us on the map

Rhonda Powell writes:
Congratulations on all your hard work Joe! Who would of thought you'd help put Columbia on national television?! - Rhonda Powell
Comments re photo 49136 Backyard Oil Oilmen Joe Collins and Michael Bardin


2013-04-18 06:26:02 | Comments | Printable version

We Are On the Edge - What a Community!

Chromebooks for Casey needed just $165 at 6:20amCT UPDATE: Under $150 at 6:51amCT.

Patty Jones writes:
Ok, local donations that were entered this morning have put us to the very edge of success. We only lack $165 to get 30 Chromebooks (an over $17,000 value) for our students! Let's do this!!!! - Patty Jones
Please Give Today. Wouldn't it be great if Your Contribution Before Breakfast Put the Campaign for Colonel Casey Over the Top. What a hero you'll be!

Help make April 18, 2013, a Red Letter Day for Adair County.

Give, whatever you can now, to help get the 30 Chromebooks for Casey on their way. The Sooner the Better.

Gifts may be made online at Chromebooks for Casey - Col. Wm Casey School, Columbia, KY
, by sending money to school by students, and by taking your donation to the school, Col. Wm Casey Elementary School, 220 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

2013-04-18 06:14:40 | Comments | Printable version

Time of Airing: Backyard Oil. It is in the evening

A reader asks: Which is it 9amCT or 9pmCT or both on the Discovery Channel? (for Backyard Oil)

It ought to be both - but its "pm." The caption under the photo has been changed to the right time. Thanks, "Sandra," and thanks to everyone who helps proof the entries on CM. -EW


2013-04-18 05:57:47 | Comments | Printable version

Chromebooks for Casey Update: Just $465 needed!

Comments re article 58981 Amazing Chromebooks for Casey needs just 515

Patty Jones writes:
Make that $465 (with funds we have in hand not yet registered at DonorsChoose.org) ...had another donation - making two overnight - from a local supportesr!! - Patty Jones
Please Give Today Help make April 18, 2013, a Red Letter Day for Adair County. Give, whatever you can now, to help get the 30 Chromebooks for Casey on their way. The Sooner the Better. Gifts may be made online at Chromebooks for Casey - Col. Wm Casey School, Columbia, KY
, by sending money to school by students, and by taking your donation to the school, Col. Wm Casey Elementary School, 220 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

2013-04-18 05:23:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Today, THURSDAY with CM, April 18, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 18, 2013:
When unhappiness
has reached beyond bearable,
do not prolong hope.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 18 April 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 583, in progress

Adair County Crusade Bus


Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, April 14, 2013 and a few others from the past week


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2013-04-18 04:16:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 18
Happy Anniversary, Linda and Glenn Seaton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip and Sharon Garmon (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alessa Grace Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb James Turner (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlene Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cheryl Mitchum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chuck Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug DeRossett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haskin Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jade Coomer (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mia Stephens (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rayson Rayson Wesley Richard (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Virginia Garner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday for Mrs. Martha L. Overfelt, Green Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Shreve Bright, Taylor County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Dale Coomer (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Dean Brockman, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Hunt, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Taylor, Burkesville, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve (S.L.) Reynolds, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Edward Capps, Burkesville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geary E. Newcomb, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Raffety, Taylor County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Lee Grant, Adair County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Hayes, Taylor County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janis Murphy Lynn, Casey Co., KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Wesley, Casey County, KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence Coffey, Russell Co. (1918-2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BirthdayJames Douglas (JD) Barlow, Sr., Summer Shade, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT7 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: Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirty-one (31) 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. Five (5) Court Events Circuit Court. Four (4) 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. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22140, Comment)
Josh Cross Art Display, 8am-4pmCT, Begley, 155 Blue Raider DR, Columbia, Ky | (ID:21821, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Marie L. Scott Buck, Casey Co., KY (1932-2013) | (ID:22125, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21873, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Yvonne Scott Johnson, Adair native, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2013) | (ID:22072, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Summer Shade, KY, for Mary Evelyn Glass, Summer Shade, KY (d. Apr. 14, 2013) | (ID:22105, Comment)
Services, Summer Shade, KY, for Mary Evelyn Glass, Summer Shade, KY (d. Apr. 14, 2013) | (ID:22106, Comment)
3:00pmCTReception for Artist Josh Cross, Begley Art Gallery, 155 Blue Raider DR, Columbia, Ky | (ID:21803, Comment)
5:00pmCTCommunity Baby Fair at Adair County Elementary School Cafeteria. | (ID:21724, Comment)
Chimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21903, Comment)
6:30pmCT Spring Revival at Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6132 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY
Schedule, April 15-19, 2013 | (ID:22079, Comment)
Millerfield Brethren in Christ revival, Bro. Doug Baldwin, evangelist. April 17-21, 2013
at 1935 Millerfield Road, Columbia, KY. | (ID:22096, Comment)
Revival, Second Christian Church, 829 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY
April 17, 18, 19, 2013 Details: Schedule of evangelists | (ID:22103, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County 4H Shooting Sports orientation meeting
Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:22021, Comment)
Campbellsville University Concert Chorus performs Gabriel Faure's "Requiem"
at First United Methodist Church, 317 E Main Street, Campellsville, KY | (ID:22110, Comment)
Adair Education Board regular meeting, 1204 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY (AGENDA)
CM Directory of Recurring Events | (ID:22134, Comment)
7:30pmCTRomeo and Juliet , V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22063, Comment)

 





















 
 
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