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Toyota to build Lexus ES 350 in Kentucky

Georgetown plant to house first-ever production of Lexus in U.S., creating 750 jobs

By Mandy Lambert
Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office

GEORGETOWN, KY (April 19, 2013) - Proving once again that Kentucky is a powerhouse in the global auto industry, Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) will be the first-ever U.S. production site for the Lexus ES 350 model, the top-selling Lexus sedan in the world.

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2013-04-19 14:07:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

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Scenic Adair Co., KY: Russell Creek Hills, KY 80 at Conover Road

2013-04-19 - KY 80, East of Columbia, West of Russell Springs, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. The Russell Springs Highway at the KY 80 Bridge over Upper Russell Creek is as scenic as it still is busy. Redbud, above, is at its peak at this point, and for those who have time and are careful to watch the traffic, there is a treasure trove of trillium on either side of the Columbia/WAVE 92.7 FM hillside - in big patches. The road off the far side of the bridge, to the left in the photo, is Conover Road. For those who might not already know, the Russell Creek is flowing South at this bridge - to the right in the photo as one heads toward The County, where might Russell Creek originates. Travelling East from Columbia, the Creek is flowing North, to one's left, at the Columbia Bridge. According to local legend, which may or may not be fact, the Creek is 99 miles long as it flows from Russell to Adair, the Green County, where it meets Green River just north of US 68/KY 70 West of Greensburg. They used to tell us that "rivers" have to be 100 miles long, and that's why the broad, deep Russell Creek is a creek and not a river. - EW
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Adair NHS, Betas prepare packages for those in service

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By Keri Willis

Students of the Adair County High School National Honor Society and Beta Club prepared care packages for those in service.

Other members wrote letters of appreciation for serving the country.

These are just two ways, of many, in which the ACHS students reach out to and serve others. Those participating were Rikki Neat, Anna Murrell, Natalie Bertram, Katie Kelsey, Kyle Castaneda, Amber Turner, Kate Durham, CariAnne Gaskin, Katherine Blackwelder, Ashley Simpson, Sydney Bright, Leane Blackwelder, Ashley Goodin, and Noah Richard (Sponsors: Sheila Willis, Keri Willis)

2013-04-19 13:56:16 | Comments | Printable version

Cancelled: AC Little League Baseball games for today

At Joe Johnson Park

CANCELLED: All Adair County League Baseball games scheduled, at Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY, for this evening, Friday, April 19, 2013, both those at 5:30pmCT and 7pmCT, are cancelled. - Ricky Roy

2013-04-19 13:29:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Remembering: Carolyn Rogers, Russell Springs, KY

Shadey Hall Pruden writes:
My mom was so kind. I miss her so much. I do not think she realized how much her presence would be missed. She was the best. --Shadey Hall Pruden
Comments re photo 44487 Carolyn Rogers 61 Russell Springs KY d March 27 2012

2013-04-19 13:07:57 | Comments | Printable version

(Sponsored Ad) Farmer's Market on the Square opens Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Farmer's Market on the Square, open 8am-12pm noon CT, Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

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The Farmer's Market on the Square brings you only the best Kentucky farmers, gardeners, crafters, artisans and musicians have to offer.

Opening Day Special Event

Celebrate the opening of the Farmer's Market on the Square and receive a free shrub curtsey of Beth Rutherford of Rocky Hill Nursery. Stop at Beth's booth to receive a pretty pink Little Princess Spirea or a bright sunny yellow Forsythia shrub. Limit one per family please.

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2013-04-19 13:00:58 | Comments | Printable version

Jackson Brower wishes he'd had Barnetts Creek Style bridge

Former resident of Barnett's Creek Road is intrigued by the Barnett's Creek Bridges; wishes he'd had one in the olden days of the 1970s - he wouldn't have drowned out his old VW bus so many times had he had one. There were times when he just had to get out, when he lived at Pellyton, when everybody depended for the news on one of the 16 papers he worked at from time to time at Waggener-Walker Newspapers, Inc, 108 N. Reed Street, Columbia, KY and he was a key journalists editing and writing for so many of them. He still has "ink in his blood" and is grateful for the lessons he learned from one of the all time great South Central Kentucky newspaper men, Gordon Crump. He's going to be watching the Discovery Channel's Backyard Oil series, too. Keeping in touch with some great friends and mentors he me while in Adair County

By Jackson BrowerFormer editor for Waggener-Walker Newspapers, Inc., Columbia, KY

Remember me? I'm havin' a deja vu all over again.

I've been checking out your cool website on a regular basis for a couple months now.

I love this bridge (Bridges of Adair Co., KY: Barnett's Creek Style) and wish I had had one like it when we lived there in the log cabin. I drowned out my old VW bus so many times in that creek it's not even funny.

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2013-04-19 12:14:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

LW Softball meets Montreat today in final games of season

The Lindsey Wilson College softball team will face Montreat (Montreat, NC) College in a doubleheader beginning at 1pmCT Friday, April 19, 2013 at Lindsey Wilson Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, Ky. 42728. These are the final home games of the regular season for the Blue Raiders. Lindsey Wilson is 38-6 on the season and currently sits in first place in the Mid-South Conference. - Charles Balcom

2013-04-19 09:43:56 | Comments | Printable version

Thanks to all who made Chromebooks for Casey possible

By Patty Jones, Principal, Col. Wm Casey School

I want to thank again the citizens of our community and you all at Columbia Magazine for all that was done to ensure the success of Chromebooks for Kids at our school. I would like to acknowledge the known donors who made this possible. The following donors were posted on
Jamie Benningfield, Trisha Koenig, Terry and Teresa Moore, George Kolbenschlag, Maury and Bill Lewis, Amanda/Lisa McCloud, Darrell and Barbara Overstreet, Brian Coomer, Dick and Mary Knight, Terry and Rita Partin, Jacob and Malory Burton, Patrick and Jenni Huff, Bernard Conrad, Shirley Buckner;

Assisted Transportation Systems, Rob Wilkerson, President; A donor known only as BK, Barney and Mary Ann Burns, Ken and Vickie Hill Columbia Magazine -in honor of Mitzi Bault, Rambling Wreck et al; Judith Phipps, Melissa Stone, and Angie Smith; and in memory of Michael Campbell; Melson Roofing, In Honor of Michael Campell; Linda Walker; Shirley Grider Carolyn and William Burton; Mike Harris, Shoreline Communications; and a slew of anonymous donors who completed the group and made it all possible.
We invite all of you and the entire community to come and see the Chromebooks in action after they arrive. We will keep you updated!! - Patty Jones

Comments re article 58998 Chromebooks for Casey gets accolades from KY Dept of Education

2013-04-19 09:06:12 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku inspired by scene, 'On Butterfly's Wings'

The Wind does not care
The wind does not care
how carefully flags are planned,
they wave randomly.- Robert Stone
See: On Butterfly's Wings: WKU-Glasgow adds new sculpture

2013-04-19 08:07:33 | Comments | Printable version

Free Tipping for Adair Co., KY residents today, tomorrow

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.

2013-04-19 07:47:37 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County School Board meeting, April 18, 2013

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2013-04-19 07:24:13 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Co. Sheriffs Dept. makes arrest in burglary incident

Michael Albertson, age 19, Dry Creek, Liberty, KY was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, on KY 70 in Taylor County, KY.

On April 17, 2013, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department responded to Liberty Road to the scene of the burglary. During the investigation, some of the items taken in the burglary were recovered at a residence in Campbellsville. Rodney Cox investigated, and assisted by Deputies Billy Rice and Dickie Benningfield. From Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Campbellsville, KY

2013-04-19 05:45:51 | Comments | Printable version

Today, FRIDAY with CM, April 19, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 19, 2013:
Regardless of truth,
some will believe my slander
if you turn from me.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 19 April 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 584, 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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2013-04-19 04:10:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 19
Happy Birthday, Billy Murrell (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Shives (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Coffey (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Freeman P. West (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Sparks Shelley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kylie Rayburn (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LaTashua Nichole Moore (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stacy Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Will Waggener (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Minnie Corbin Rubarts, Columbia, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard Opal Burress, Burress Hollow RD, Elk Horn, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jannie Cape, 83, formerly of Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnold Lee Gooch, Casey County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Willie Van (Bee) Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michelle Anna Marie Cole (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Mae Hammond, Russell Co., KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Helen Stamper, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John (Bozie) Miller, Russell County, KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darlene Wariner Cunningham, Russell Co., KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vestie Wright, 92, Burkesville, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Joyce Lee, 79, Glasgow, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Nadine Wethington, Adair native, Casey Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie W. York, 50, Russell Co., KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Joe Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Betty Muriel Goff, Louisville, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Bloyd Underwood, 89, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reba F. Rodgers, 83, Adair Co., KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Toso Compton, Metcalfe Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christopher Ray Deweese, 38, Summer Shade, KY (1979-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Laura Hereford Rush, Crocus, KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Lois Curry, 84, Columbia, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Hale Bradshaw, Russell County, KY (1936-1991) Russell County | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary J. McLean | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTFree Tipping for Adair Co., KY residents 7am-3pmCT, Transfer Station, 877 L. Willis RD | (ID:21621, Comment)
8:00amCT2013-2014 Adair Co. Kindergarten Registration at Col. Wm Casey, 8amCT-2pmCT | (ID:21663, Comment)
Josh Cross Art Display, 8am-4pmCT, Begley, 155 Blue Raider DR, Columbia, Ky | (ID:21822, 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. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) 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, Three (3) Court Events Circuit Court. Ten (10) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Eleven (11) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirteen (13) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22144, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Barbara P. Richardson, Adair Co., KY, native (1943-2013) | (ID:22141, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21874, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Blanche Back Byrd, Casey Co., KY (1920-2013) | (ID:22143, Comment)
LW Softball hosts Montreat College at LW Park, 828 Russell RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:22145, Comment)
2:00pmCTCol. Wm. Casey School Final Reunion, 2pm-4pmCT, 220 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:21828, Comment)
3:00pmCTGirls Basketball tryouts, Adair Co. Middle School, 320 Gen. John Adair DR, Columbia, KY
See Schedule of Three Tryouts | (ID:22088, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21904, Comment)
Adair Band Bingo at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT
Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:22038, Comment)
5:30pmCTCancelled: AC Little League Baseball games - 5:30pm & 7pmCT
originally scheduled today at Joe Johnson Park, 167 Doc Walker RD, Columbia, Y | (ID:22146, Comment)
6:30pmCT Spring Revival at Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6132 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY
Schedule, April 15-19, 2013 | (ID:22080, Comment)
Millerfield Brethren in Christ revival, Bro. Doug Baldwin, evangelist. April 17-21, 2013
at 1935 Millerfield Road, Columbia, KY. | (ID:22097, Comment)
Millerfield Brethren in Christ revival, Bro. Doug Baldwin, evangelist. April 17-21, 2013
at 1935 Millerfield Road, Columbia, KY. | (ID:22098, Comment)
Revival, Second Christian Church, 829 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY
April 17, 18, 19, 2013 Details: Schedule of evangelists | (ID:22104, Comment)
6:45pmCTCampbellsville University Jazz Concert, with Jazz Band Taylor Co. High Jazz Band
at CU's The Gheens Recital Hall, Gosser Fine Arts Center, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:22118, Comment)
7:30pmCTRomeo and Juliet , V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22064, Comment)


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