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Glenda Mercer Janes Coomer, Adair County, KY (1940-2013)

She was a highly regarded Columbia, KY, business person, the co-owner of Coomer's Fruit Market for over 40 years. She a member of a large, highly Gradyville, KY family, the daughter of the late Ural C. and Myrtle Mae Thomas Janes, She leaves 4 direct living descendants.
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Glenda Mercer Janes Coomer age 73 years and one month left this world peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 4, 2013, with her children by her side after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 6, 2013 at 3pmCT/4pmET, at the Milltown United Methodist Church, 3262 Milltown Church Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ronnie Janes and Bro. Glenn Waltz the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, 174 Milltown Church Road, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 4pmCT/5pmET on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

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2013-05-04 17:56:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Glenda Mercer Janes Coomer, Adair County, KY (1940-2013)

2013-05-04 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Glenda Mercer Janes Coomer, Adair County, KY (1940-2013)

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Rotary radio auction raises thousands for scholarships

Most of the over $7,000 raised will go toward scholarships to Lindsey Wilson College for Adair County High School students

By George Kolbenschlag

The Columbia Rotary Club's Radio Auction April 29-30 raised just over $7,000 in support of Rotary's local service projects. Most of the money will go towards scholarships to Lindsey Wilson College for Adair County High School students.

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2013-05-04 14:29:26 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville University graduates largest class ever - 647

Valedictorians of the undergraduate graduating class were Erin Hope Alston of Campbellsville; Courtney Allison Claywell of Albany, KY; Jordan Lee Johnson of Russellville, KY; Troy Evans Logsdon of Shelbyville, KY; Maribeth McKee Milburn of Lawrenceburg, KY; Sarah Katherine Theimer of Beavercreek, Ohio; and Kaela Nicole Vessels of Vine Grove, KYHenry Lee receives the Algernon Sydney Sulivan Award. Jordan Johnson, Russellville, KY, received the student award
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SEE COMPLETE LIST of Graduates in the Friday and Saturday commencements, May 3-4, 2013: Campbellsville University lists graduates, May 3-4, 2013

By Joan C. McKinney
News from Campbellsville Univesity

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY- "This is one of the most memorable days in your life. Many of you have sacrificed a great deal to arrive at this occasion, and we are all here to honor your commitment and your achievement," Dr. Joe Early Sr. told Campbellsville University graduates.

Campbellsville University graduated 170 master's students and 262 undergraduate students on May 3 and 4, respectively, along with 215 December graduates, for the largest-ever record 647 students receiving their diplomas in the 2012-2013 academic year.

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2013-05-04 13:53:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Even in the rain, people came to the Farmers Market

By Maury Lewis

Even in the rain the people came to get their free tomato plant, free garlic chives and popcorn.

They also came to shop for the fresh bread's, cheeses, strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, spinach and green onions (time to eat a salad).

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2013-05-04 13:48:24 | Comments | Printable version

Martha Morgan Carender, Adair County, KY (1959-2013)

She was native of Adair County and a member of a respected South Adair County, KY, the sister of Johnny and Marvin Morgan and the daughter of the late Ed Lee and Corean Turner Morgan of Adair County, KY

Funeral services will be Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12pm noon CT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Hadley officiating. Burial will be in the in Earls Cemetery, 7961 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 10amCT, Monday.

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2013-05-04 12:07:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mrs. Jessie E. Clark, Green Co., KY (1915-2013)

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Mrs. Jessie E. Clark, age 97 of Maysville, KY formerly of Green County, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Maysville, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Jessie E. Clark will be conducted at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery, N Main Street, Greensburg, KY Visitation is requested 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-9pmET, Saturday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8amET, Sunday until time of the funeral service.

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2013-05-04 11:47:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Randall Earles, Casey Co., KY (1960-2013)

He was a native of Cincinnati, OH, and a resident of Casey County, KY at the time of his death. He was the son of Dwight Earles, who survives, and the late Ethel Earles. He leaves 1 direct living descendant. He was a general laborer
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Randall Earles, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Casey County. He was 53.

Funeral services will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, May 6, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Tim Watts officiating. Burial will follow in South Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-6pmCT/5pm-7pmET, on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at at the funeral home.

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2013-05-04 11:08:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Christie Chapel UMC will hold a Fish Fry, May 17, 2013

Christie Chapel United Methodist Church, 8068 Elkhorn Road in Knifley, KY will be hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4pm-pmCT/5pm-8pmET. Everyone is invited to attend, Donations accepted. - Jennifer Hovious

2013-05-04 10:48:35 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Keith Fields at Gradyville Baptist, Sun. May 5, 2013

Bro. Keith Fields from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday May 5, 2013 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email: - Mike Bennett

2013-05-04 09:00:47 | Comments | Printable version

A Larry Dudley fan writes

Paula Pyles writes:
Congratulations Larry! I am proud to call you my friend. Larry is a good person and a great loan officer. Whether you are in town on business or just come in for a chat, Larry always has time for you. Paula Pyles --Paula Pyles
Comments re photo 49344 Larry Dudley recognized on 35th anniversary at bank

2013-05-04 06:36:04 | Comments | Printable version

We'd sure like to add 6 more entries to Birthdays for May 4, 2013

The May 4 Birthdays list is one of the largest posted on CM ever. Maybe all the Birthdays, In Memory Birthdays, and Anniversaries in the 7-County are posted: There were at least 34 early this morning.

Maybe someone with a May 4, 2013 birthday or anniversary in the 7-County area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor is missing from the list. If so, we'd like to add them. Were always setting goals: 40 entries in Birthdays for today would be great. We would love to add six this morning.

If you have a celebration to submit, send it using any Contact/Submit button. It's easiest for us if birthdays are sent one entry at a time, on the day of the birthday.
Br> But sometimes, that doesn't work for the send. Next best is to check the two month CM Birthdays calendar, now May-June and then send any missing birthdays, 1 at a time per email. Entries are scheduled to reappear each year as posted, until we're notified otherwise. Thanks for supporting our Birthdays Advertisers. They make the list possible.

2013-05-04 05:52:28 | Comments | Printable version

Community gets involved in Autism Awareness Month

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By Greg Blair

Speaking Through Silence's 5k/1mile fun walk at the LWC Health and Wellness Center on April 27, 2013 was a huge success. Proceeds are to bring Project Lifesaver to Adair County.The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

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2013-05-04 05:34:46 | Comments | Printable version

CM: More content than ever, thanks to awesome submissions

CM has been able to reach some all time high levels for content, thanks to the high number of those sending submission doing so in a streamlined format.

The biggest single factor for news and with photos has been submissions received with the stories and photo cutlines, if any sent in the body of one email with, with any photo(s) attached in the same email.

Secondly has been the overwhelming acceptance of the benefits of including Street and Number in any Event submission and in any news story which includes an event.

If your submission isn't posted in a timely manner, just give a call 270-250-2730, preferably while online at CM. There may need be only a tiny adjustment to make everything work. - EW

2013-05-04 04:26:40 | Comments | Printable version

Victim of oil tank explosion improving

Next earlier story: Oil tank explosion leaves Clinton County, KY man injured

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

CLINTON COUNTY, KY - 61-year-old Kenneth E. Brown took a positive step towards recovery on Wednesday, May 2, 2013, when the ventilator was removed and he began breathing on his own. Brown is still being treated at the Critical Burn Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital. TFC William Gregory

2013-05-04 04:13:24 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Criminal Justice Honor Society helps Adair Library

Group gives more than 100 children's books
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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - Members of the Lindsey Wilson College chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society donated more than 100 children's books Friday morning, May 3, 2013, to the Adair County Library. The students collected the books during the spring semester.

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2013-05-04 03:49:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Agenda: City Council regular meeting, May 6, 2013

The City Council of Columbia, KY will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Roll Call
______Craig Dean ______Linda Waggener

______Robert Flowers ______Dr. Ronald P. Rogers

______Charles Grimsley ______June Parson
The following items will be considered:
  1. Motion to approve minutes of April 1, 2013, regular meeting
  2. Citizens Comments
  3. Representative from Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce
  4. Resolution No. 2013-02 (Approving the Municipal Aid Coop Program Contract for FY 2013-2014)
  5. Columbia Planning & Zoning recommending a Zone Classification of C-2 Highway Oriented Commercial
  6. 1st reading - Ordinance No. 920.100 - An Ordinance Amending the Columbia Zoning Regulations & Columbia Official Zoning Districts Maps
  7. Mayor's Announcements
  8. Motion to Adjourn
End of Agenda for Monday, May 6, 2013 meeting. If anyone has any questions, please call 270-384-2501. Sonya Roy, City Clerk/Treasurer
The Columbia City Council holds its regular monthly meeting each first Monday at 6:00pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris.. Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Robert Flowers, June Parson, Dr. Ronald P. Rogers, and Charles Grimsley. City Clerk Sonya Roy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent Kenneth Dulin. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe. City Events Planner Rhonda Loy.

2013-05-04 03:28:28 | Comments | Printable version

Mother says Camp Safari an awesome program

Tina Cook writes:
Thanks for sharing! The little cutie in the pink shirt back row Katie "Bug" Bloyd is my baby girl. Safari was a awesome program! - Tina Cook
Comments re photo 49356 Camp Safari students learn history of Kentucky Derby

2013-05-04 03:05:42 | Comments | Printable version

Breeding Area VFD annual fundraiser is May 4, 2013

The Breeding Fire Department 290 Fire Department Road, Breeding, KY, will hold its 16th Annual Fish Fry/Chicken BBQ & Auction starting at 4pmCT, Saturday May 4, 2013. Auction starts at 5:30pmCT. Rain or shine we will be there in full force. Everyone is invited to come out and support the local volunteer fire department. - Brandon Harvey

2013-05-04 02:00:59 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM, May 4, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 4, 2013:
Love is not true love
when it suggests pleasure now
if cheating unseen.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 4 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 599, in progress

2013-05-04 01:45:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mr. Grant B. Young, Cumberland Co., KY (1954-2013)

He was the former Executive Director of The Burkesville Housing Authority, a member and former Deacon of Burkesville First Christian Church, and had his Bachelors Degree in English and History.
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Mr. Grant B. Young, age 58, of Burkesville, KY, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at The Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral Services will conducted on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1pmCT, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in the Burkesville Cemetery, N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family will receive friends after 3pmCT, Sunday, May 5, 2013 until the funeral hour on Monday.

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2013-05-04 01:33:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 4
Happy Anniversary, Doc and Becky Grant (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aaron Bradshaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alan VanArsdale (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Lynn Dudgeon (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bernie Dunn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobbie Huckaby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Lee Taylor (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daezon Scholl (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dickie Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Michael Cook (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eugene Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeffrey Pyles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoAnn Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julian Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lois Davis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louise Baker (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lula Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mariah Grant (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marty Denton Ellis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melinda Rhoads (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Matney (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tonya Dunn | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine Elizabeth Stubbs Allen, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Ravellette Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Junior Lumpkin, Adair Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pearlie L. Garner, Russell Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Minnie Hulse Cumberland Co. native (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Gentry (Bobby) Rush, 83, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Oct. 4, 2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitchell Bright, Taylor Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Beatrice Rodgers, Casey County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bettie Stephens Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Moss Milby, Green County, KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Ann Farlee Lauderdale, Burkesville, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ryan Clay Brown, 17, Casey County, KY (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Brewington, Cumberland Co., KY, (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Davis, Adair County, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommie Jess Barnett, Taylor Co., KY (1920 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lance Corporal Jonathan Thomas Price, 26, Taylor Co., KY (1988-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Sue Smith, Metcalfe Co., KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Gaskins, Adair County, KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dual L. Godby, 72, Russell County, KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Sue Jarboe, 66, Taylor County, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Hitch, 76, Russell Co., KY; Adair native (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Parrish Phillips, 75, Beaumont, Metcalfe Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertie Skaggs, 88, Taylor County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cordell (Bill) Wilson, 84, Russell County, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTHazardous waste disposal 8am-12pmCT Noon, Adair Road Dept, 62 Service RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:22005, Comment)
Art works by 3 LWC seniors, Jessica Wethington, Brittney Novickis, and Betsy Durham, on display in Begley Gallery, 8am-4pmCT, in Begley Art Gallery, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:22237, Comment)
Campbellsville University commencement for undergraduate students
at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:22273, Comment)
The Farmer's Market on the Square, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
(Ad) VENDORS: Who's coming, what they will have,May 04, 2013 | (ID:22310, Comment)
NoonCTService, Tapscott Cemetery, Casey Co., KY for James L. Simpson, Lincoln Co., KY native (1939-2013) | (ID:22198, Comment)
Breeding Area VFD annual auction/fundraiser 290 Fire Dept. Road, Breeding, KY | (ID:22311, Comment)
Chimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22331, Comment)
1:00pmCTYoung-Davis-Robertson Reunion, SW Park, 1500 Sulphur Well/Knob Lick Road, Sulphur Well, KY | (ID:22029, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Jean Fulk, 81, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013) | (ID:22303, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Debbie Froedge, 54, Metcalfe County, KY (d. Apr. 30, 2013) | (ID:22297, Comment)
4:00pmCTChristie Chapel United Methodist Church Fish Fry 4pm-pmCT/5pm-8pmET
on KY 76 near Adair-Taylor Line at 8068 Elkhorn Road (MAP), Knifley, KY | (ID:22314, Comment)
5:00pmCTMillerfield Brethren in Christ Church BBQ, auction
at 1735 Millerfield Road, Columbia, KY in the Millerfields on KY 76 | (ID:22287, Comment)
Chimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22364, Comment)


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