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Taylor County Civil War Bus Tour is June 29, 2013

Taylor County Civil War Bus Tour, with guide Betty J. Gorin and Joe DeSpain, sponsored by the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association and Taylor County Historical Society, will be 8am-2:30pmCT/9am--3:30pmET, Saturday, June 29, 2013. The tour will leave from the Campbellsville-Taylor County Tourism Office, 325 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Phone 270-465-3786 for to reserve place on the tour, $30 including a box lunch. Deadline for reservations is May 15, 2013.

2013-05-09 19:34:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

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Grand New Entrance for Lindsey Wilson Sports Park

2013-05-09 - Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. The Final Touches are going on the new arched entrance to the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park. A big Raider Bob will be attached to the center plate of the arch, which is 19 feet tall at the center, 15 feet tall at the posts. The arch is 39 feet wide. It will have very soft light strips around the edges of the framework. Globe lamps were installed today on the entrance posts. To the left of the arch there will be a large sign welcoming sports fans to the park, which includes Blue Raider Stadium, Egnew Park for baseball, and Lindsey Wilson Park for softball. Construction of the project was completed by Mike Newton and the Lindsey Wilson Plant Operation Department at a cost of approximately one-third what it would have been had the project been opened for bidding. The arch was built by AJ - Anthony Janes and his Fabco company. Mark Jones and Gerald Lucas of Lindsey Wilson were the masons. Certified electricians Jimmy Bottoms and Danny Brockman of Plant Operations installed the lighting.
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Jon Halsey: On Affordable Healthcare Act

By Jon Halsey
Personal opinions of the writer

Yeah, Right!

"...This is the moment the rise of the oceans begin to slow, this is the moment the planet begins to heal."

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2013-05-09 19:20:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Gov. Beshear expands health coverage to over 300,000

Decision means every Kentuckian will have opportunity to obtain affordable health insurance; Expansion will create nearly 17,000 jobs and $15.6 billion in economic impact
Plan aimed at help improve Kentucky's dismal healthcare rankings: In 2012, Kentucky's overall health ranking was 44th. Kentucky is at the bottom of many national health rankings, including 50th in smoking, 40th in obesity, 41st in diabetes, 50th in cancer deaths, 49th in heart disease, 43rd in high cholesterol, 44th in annual dental visits and 48th in heart attacks.

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian
News from Governor Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Calling it "the single-most important decision in our lifetime for improving the health of Kentuckians," Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the inclusion of 308,000 more Kentuckians in the federal Medicaid health insurance program. The expansion, together with the creation of the Health Benefit Exchange, will ensure that every Kentuckian will have access to affordable health insurance.

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2013-05-09 12:58:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Mike Watson: Remember when John Lair was at High School

Does anyone remember when John Lair was in Columbia? June 5 (19??) High School Auditorium, Columbia, Kentucky, Sponsored by Kiwanis Club, John Lair in person, with the original Renfro Valley Barn Dance... Featuring Old Joe Clark, Homer "Slim" Miller, Russ & Joe Fisher, Boyd Ingram, & others.

Can anyone provide the year. It was most likely the 1950s. - MIKE WATSON

2013-05-09 11:26:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Lula Pearl Smiley, Adair Co., KY (1930-2013)

She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. She was the daughter of the late Jim Weaver and Lillie Tucker Roy. She is survived by her husband, Ewing Smiley. She leaves 25 direct leaving descendants. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freedom Church of God
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Lula Pearl Smiley age 83 years of Columbia, Ky. passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 4:48amET, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will Saturday, May 11, 2013 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Carlie Riggs and Bro. Scott Allen officiating. Interment in Freedom Cemetery, 576 Freedom Church Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after after 4:30pmCT/5:30pmET, Friday, May 10, 2013.

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2013-05-09 11:15:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Agrees with Sue Stivers: Loves chimes - since childhood

They bring back childhood memories

Marilyn Brown writes:
I too love the chimes. As a child we lived in town and I remember waking up on Sunday mornings to the chimes. It was such a peaceful feeling. When I hear them now it brings back that childhood memory. --Marilyn Brown
Comments re article 59446 Commentary Chimes a time to think about what God has done

2013-05-09 10:55:37 | Comments | Printable version

Jelaine Harlow applauds decision to have RFL to the Square

Relay also about being smokefree: I want to invite anyone whose have given up using tobacco to join us in the "quitters lap" because you have reduced your risk of developing cancer. This is one time is great to be a quitter. - JELAINE HARLOW

By Jelaine Harlow

I think it is exciting that Relay for Life will be on the square this year and I want to personally thank all of those responsible for making this happen.

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2013-05-09 09:08:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Redlick UMC Homecoming Services Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday morning, May 19, 2013 at 11amCT. Redlick United Methodist Church, 3976 Mosby Ridge Road, Edmonton, KY, will be having Homecoming Services. Friends In Jesus from Columbia will be doing the service. Bro. Larry Lemmon and the whole congregation is inviting everyone to attend. There will be a huge potluck following the service. Contact: Missy Lemmon at 270-634-0466/ --Missy Lemmon

2013-05-09 08:26:07 | Comments | Printable version

Deadline to register for Open Official Practice Test for GED Today

The deadline to register for the Open Official Practice Test for GED Saturday May 11, 2013 is Thursday, May 9, 2013. Just to let everyone know that if you pass this test you will automatically qualify to take the GED test on May 28, 2013 with no class time. Also, the GED test will be free! Just another incentive to do it now before it changes. - LeAnna Bennett

2013-05-09 04:21:35 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, May 9, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 9, 2013:
Passion gives power
so if there is time enough,
love will always bloom.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 9 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 604, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 5, 2013 and a few others from the past week

2013-05-09 01:05:28 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 9
Happy Anniversary, Joe and Bonnie Birdwell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alyson Kate Friend (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Ray Roberts Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay York (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Treece (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Freddie Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoD Curry (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty May (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Na Tasha Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Naomi Caressa Chundy (20015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Osby Buddy Karnes, Jr | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preslie Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Marie Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tillie Shelton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Wisdom | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Sallee, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Edrington, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claudia Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eileen Compton, Adair Co., KY (1928 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lissie Mae Perkins Ervin, Greensburg, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharlene Judy Doyle, Adair County, KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth M. Johnson, Adair Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Wade Owens, 93, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester Lee Wesley, Casey County, KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brent Harrison, 62, Casey County, KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Jane York, 73, Burkesville, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carrie Mae Phillips, Taylor County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTArt 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:22240, Comment)
Deadline 4pmCT for application for Open Official Practice Test for GED (Details) | (ID:22395, Comment)
Registration Deadline for Open Official Practice Test for GED, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (Details)
Test site: 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:22396, 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. Thirty-six (36) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) 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. Four (4) 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. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22426, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair County Interagency Council meets at Adair County Health Department Basement, 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. Directory of Recurrent Events | (ID:22407, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22337, Comment)
Redlick UMC Homecoming Services Sunday, May 19, 2013 | (ID:22439, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for William (Bill) Brewster, 92, Edmonton, KY (d. May 6, 2013)
Happy Valley Memorial Garden, , 1504 Happy Valley Road Glasgow, KY. | (ID:22409,
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22369, Comment)
Chimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22370, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson ST, Columbia, KY
Recurring Events | (ID:22566, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia/Adair County Utilities District (CAUD) board meets (AGENDA )
See also CM Directory of Recurring Events. | (ID:22424, Comment)
6:15pmCTAdair Heritage Association regular meeting. ACPL, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY
See also CM Directory of Recurring Events. | (ID:22427, Comment)
7:00pmCTVFW Post 6097, Ladies Auxiliary meet (AGENDA)
411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. (RECURRING EVENTS) | (ID:22325, Comment)


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