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Pat Hare says inmate garden an excellent idea

Pat Hare writes:
I think this is an excellent idea. Not only will it give the prisoners exercise, but will beneficial to the jail budget and maybe the taxpayers of the community. - Pat Hare
Comments re photo 49744 Adair County Jail inmates growing big 2013 garden

2013-05-29 19:01:19 | Comments | Printable version

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Patriot Guard Flag line honors fallen hero Ofc. Jason Ellis

2013-05-29 - 2580 Springfield Rd Bardstown, KY 40004 - Photo by Ofc. Josh Brockman, Columbia Police Dept.. A Patriot Guard flag line honored Officer Jason Ellis, the Bardstown Police Officer senselessly slain this week. Officers Josh Brockman and Jr. Murphy paid tribute in a visit to the Parkway Baptist Church today. "As we met with other officers from all over the Commonwealth and surrounding states it was a somber reminder of the price that is paid to often by public servants and our brave soldiers of the United States Military," Ofc. Brockman writes in the accompanying account of their visit.
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CPD Officers Brockman and Murphy pay tribute to fallen hero Jason Ellis

'We stopped at different locations in Nelson County and residents opened their arms and came out of their way to thank us as well as other officers who had made the journey with food, handshakes, hugs, and a big thank you,' Ofc. Brockman writes. The sad occasion brought back memories of how our community pulled together two years ago, with the tragic loss of Assistant Fire Chief Charles Sparks.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman
Columbia Police Department

On 05-29-2013 Sgt. Jr. Murphy and I attended visitation services at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY, for Officer Jason Ellis of Bardstown Police Department, who was ambushed and killed on May 25, 2013 around 3amCT.

The whole city had united to pay their respects to this fallen hero. The line was without end as the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard as well as many other city and county honor guards stood flawless beside the casket, never leaving Ofc. Ellis's side.

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2013-05-29 18:12:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Rollin Eugene Kidd, Green County, KY (1936-2013)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Aetna Grove Baptist Church, and was a farmer. He was the son of the late Dewey B. Kidd and Clessie E. Davenport Kidd. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Jane Walker Kidd. He leaves 10 direct and 3 step living descendants
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Mr. Rollin Eugene Kidd, 76, of Magnolia Area of Green County, KY, departed this life on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. Rollin Eugene Kidd will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Aetna Grove Cemetery. Bro. Dan Perkins and Bro. Leslie Jewell will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-9pmET Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8amET, Thursday until time of the funeral service.

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2013-05-29 17:59:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Westlake Regional Hospital reports profitable April

In this article:
  • WRH is in the black for April, a giant milestone in recovery
  • Affiliation with Norton's is on fasttrack; co-branding underway
  • Mr. Gold, Board acknowledge thanks to Lee Stephens, Jeremy Hancock, and the Adair County CJE and Road Department for volunteer lawn and landscape services
  • Inspection of WRH for Swing Bed Status could come as early as late June
  • Outpatient Drug Counseling program may be added
  • Physical Therapy department shows dramatic increase; staff expanding to meet added demand for services
  • WRH moving to digital radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy moves under direction of Chief Nursing Officer
  • Neal Gold says board, administrative staff, department heads still find unnecesary costs to cut

Report from information, interview with Mr. Neal Gold

Westlake Regional Hospital's Neal Gold, the Board of Trustees liason providing CEO functions for the hospital, reports that the organization operated in the black in April, 2013.

"We've made current operations work," he said. "We aren't out of the woods yet," he said, "but we are proving that the system can operate profitably."

There was mostly good news which came out of the regular board meeting last night, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, particularly with the affiliation with Norton Healthcare, the state's largest health provider.

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2013-05-29 17:08:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

5 from LW Softball are 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Alexis Rodgers, Cara Law, Jane Egiazarova, Jordan Gilland and Josie Cox honored
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By Dan White
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Five Lindsey Wilson softball seniors have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, in an announcement made by NAIA officials on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. In all, 286 student-athletes received the recognition for their work in the classroom.

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2013-05-29 16:37:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

James Ralph Flowers, Cumberland Co., KY (d. May 28, 2013)

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Mr. James Ralph Flowers, age 72, of Louisville, KY, formerly of the Chestnut Grove Community in Cumberland County, KY, passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services for Mr. James Ralph Flowers will be conducted on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 12pm noon CT on Thursday, May 30, 2013, until the funeral hour on Friday at Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY.

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2013-05-29 16:29:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

JIM: Remembering Ovalene Foley Rexroat


Ovalene Foley, later Rexroat, was member of the Russell Springs High class of 1941, the first class to be graduated from the then new high school building, later used as the elementary school building for several years.

Not quite a decade later, classmate Elizabeth Hatfield (Wernery) put together a "Class of 1941 Review," published in the Russell County News in the April 27, 1950 edition.

Of Ovalene, Mrs. Wernery wrote: "[She] has to her credit an outstanding appeal as a teacher and housewife. Following graduation, she enrolled among the learned to realize her lifelong ambitions. Now she has added to her dreams, her husband, Atlee Rexroat, and darling Bonnie Lee. Their home, which they designed and decorated, is in the Fonthill locale." - JIM

2013-05-29 15:00:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Birds of KY: Where have the whippoorwills gone?

Her hypothesis suggests egg-stealing turkeys to blame

By Joyce Coomer

For as long as I can remember, the clear, carrying call of the whippoorwill could be heard from early April to late in the summer across the countryside, from just after dusk until just before dawn.

However, the past several years, I have seldom heard a whippoorwill anywhere near our farm. When we first moved there, there were at least two whippoorwills who sang all night long in the spring and summer seasons.

What has happened to this wonderful harbinger of spring? Are my suspicions correct: Turkeys have killed the whippoorwills on the nests and eaten the eggs, thereby driving this wonderful bird to the brink of extinction? - Joyce M. Coomer

2013-05-29 14:55:44 | Comments | Printable version

Ovalene F. Rexroat, Russell Springs, KY (1924-2013)

She was the matriarch of a highly regarded Russell County, KY, family. She is survived by her husband, Attlee Rexroat. She leaves four direct living descendants. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Salem United Baptist Church
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Ovalene F. Rexroat, 89, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services for Ovalene F. Rexroat will be 11amCT/12pmET, Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Elder Larold Gosser officiating. Friends may call 5pm-7pmCT/6pm-8pmET, Friday, May 31, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

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2013-05-29 14:21:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Victoria Pike cites reasons for not keeping signs off rights of way

They're illegal, unsightly, and pose safety hazards, she notes
Comments re article 59813 Illegally placed signs will be removed

By Victoria Pike
Editorial commentary

Thanks you so much for posting this article.

Signs are most definitely illegal on state right of way. I do not understand why people want to litter the landscape with unsightly signs especially at intersections where it blocks the view of drivers.

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2013-05-29 12:54:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Leonard Burton theories of Gooleys vs. Burton Burtons

Gleaned on the Square. With lessons for the rest of us on not doing work which ought not be did in the first place. Theory probably settles age-old controversy.

Transcription by Ed Waggener, largely unembellished
After revelations from Mr. Gerald Doss

Pellytonian Gerald Doss says fellow townsman Leonard Burton knew how to tell which was which among the Burtons.

Leonard Burton told Mr. Doss that, so far as he knew, the issue of Gooley Burtons vs. Burton Burtons is not a matter of heredity, at all. DNA and genetic make-up have nothing to do with it.

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2013-05-29 12:42:34 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15 investigates discovery of body by mowing company

Body found along the side of I-65. Investigators from Elizabethtown KSP Post 4 has right hand lane closed near scene. Body still not identified, will be sent ot the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville. Investigation is ongoing

By MTPR Norman Chaffins, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET Post 4 Dispatchers fielded a call from a mowing company stating that they had discovered a body alongside Interstate 65 near the 99 mile marker on the northbound side.

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2013-05-29 10:38:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

New Life for the Nations campmeeting is June 7-9, 2013

New Life for the Nations, 5095 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, is having its Campmeeting 2013 beginning Friday June 7 through Sunday night June 9. There will be 5 services. Evening services begin at 6:30, Saturday morning at 9amCT/10amET and Sunday morning at 9:30amCT/10:30amET. Our speakers are Becky Dvorak and Jim and Connie Childs. Saturday morning service will be only healing and prophetic ministry (no preaching). Everyone is invited to all the services. For more information contact Pastor Gerald Reliford at 270-250-2252 or check out the information at or - Gerald Reliford

2013-05-29 09:35:41 | Comments | Printable version

James E. Owens, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2013)

He was Christian and a much decorated veteran. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Bible Baptist Tabernacle.He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, having served his country honorably in the United States Army and the United States Air Force, where he retired at the rank of Technical Sergeant after twenty plus years. He was awarded many commendations and medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Clasp with five loops, serving in the 56th Fighter Interceptor Squad at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Good Conduct Medal Silver Clasp with one loop, Strategic Air Command and Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan)

James E. Owens, 90, of Campbellsville, KY,died at 10:30pmET, Monday, May 27, 2012, in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, May 31, 2013 at Bible Baptist Tabernacle, 50 Bambi Drive, Campbellsville by Pastor Bob Cutler. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home and after 8amCT/9amET, Friday, May 31, 2013 at Bible Baptist Tabernacle.

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2013-05-29 09:17:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Welcome to Chamber Insights - May 2013

The monthly newsletter of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, Kentucky 42718 (270) 384-6020 /

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2013-05-29 08:31:21 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County School Board meeting report, May 28, 2013

Actions in the Tuesday, May 28, 2013, regular special meeting:
  • School gets numbers for removal of Colonel Casey and John Adair Schools
  • Treasurer reports one huge budget improvement: Contingency fund almost double - to $1,489,955 for coming year, thanks to careful use of funds in past year
  • Branscum spokesman says finish up of new school tight, but doable
  • Colonel Wm Casey wins top Energy Savings Award, gets $1,000 check
  • Superintendent, Board, taking aim at high cost of sick leave. Aim to trim $300,000 annually from $1,000,000 current costs
  • Pam Geisselhardt gives report on Gifted & Talented
  • Transportation Director gives update on Gifted & Talented Mobile Classroom
  • Board gets Superintendent evaluation forms
  • Consent Agenda approved

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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County School Board, in a regular special May 28, 2013 meeting, declared Col. Wm Casey and John Adair Schools surplus property, and got a estimate of the cost of the buildings demolition and removal, $478,950, all told, plus approximately $100,000 for asbestos abatement for the buildings, but the board heard received some great news in one area of the school's finances which more than offsets the demolition costs.

Despite a year of transformation in the physical look of the campus, Finance Officer Renae Smith told the board that the balance in the district's contingency fund had grown from $768,517 a year ago to an estimated $1,489,955 to start the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The tentative budget was approved unanimously, last night.

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2013-05-29 04:31:10 | Comments | Printable version

LWC freshman creates publicity material for Adair Public Library

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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Work by a Lindsey Wilson College was recently used to help promote a diversity event at Adair County Public Library.

LWC freshman Timbre Slusher of Wallins, KY, designed a flyer to promote the library's Hispanic Heritage Day program, held earlier this spring.

Slusher was a student in LWC assistant professor Debbie Hall's Debbie Hall's "Reading 1023" spring class, which collaborated with Adair County Public Library Children's Librarian Aleina Milligan to help publicize the event. Students created a PowerPoint presentation and also created several possible flyers. - Duane Bonifer

2013-05-29 04:11:58 | Comments | Printable version

LWC groups donate sports equipment to local military in Jordan

By Duane Bonifer

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - When Adair County resident Shahid Iqbal and his fellow Kentucky National Guard soldiers arrived in Jordan, the discovered that their base had a dearth of recreational and sports equipment.

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2013-05-29 03:17:06 | Comments | Printable version

Illegally placed signs will be removed

They pose hazard to maintenance workers; are distractions to drivers

By Chris Jessie, Public Information Offficer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (May 28, 2013) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet mowing and spraying crews continue working on state maintained right-of-way areas. Motorists should be alert to moving equipment and use additional caution upon approaching mowing and spraying zones.

Businesses, residents and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded that these crews have the authority and will remove any non-permitted signs placed on right-of-way areas. No yard sale, auction, election, business or any other sign is allowed on state maintained right-of-way. Such signs must be placed beyond right-of-way limits.

It is also illegal to attach items such as posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign along routes or at intersections. These could block sight distance or distract drivers, particularly at intersections, creating a safety issue.

2013-05-29 03:02:06 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, May 29, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 29, 2013:
Those who chase rainbows
must not know that reflections
move with the viewer.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 29 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 624, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 26, 2013 and a few others from the past week
Congratulations to the ACHS Class of 2013
Click for photos and bios for all the students graduating in 2013.
Click on individual letter below for students whose last name begins with that letter
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

2013-05-29 02:26:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 29
Happy Birthday, Ann Bond | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Owen Moore (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklynn Nicole Robertson (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Curry (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Claywell Skoczylas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamison Chancellor Tristan Barnett (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julia Ann Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaylee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Latisha Curry (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lee Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lois Bevell Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Bradshaw, (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peyton Harvey Esenbock (2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rachel Gayle Rowe (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leonard Johnson Russell Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert L. Weston, Russell Co., KY (1927-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharilyn Page, Adair Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Kelly, Green Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Bob Hoots, Columbia, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Goodin, Sr, Casey County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Closkie Allen Sr., Casey Co., KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Shuffett (Dick) Mills, Green Co., KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Sharp Smith, Green Co., KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nannie Mae Garner, Russell County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cecil Sharpe, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Julia Ann Pickett Thompson, 68, Adair Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse W. Stiles, Taylor Co., KY (1914 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Davis Parke, Dubre, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Underwood, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Edward Cooper, Sr., Casey Co., KY, (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Voicel Taylor, Casey County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willa Tunnell Lowery, 74, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joan Haliday, Taylor County, KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alta Willis, 88, Burkesville, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis (Sie) Parrish, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Kendall, Taylor Co., KY/Monroe Co. native (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Stotts, 55, Adair County, KY (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adam Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 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: No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Fifty (50) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) 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. Thirty-two (32) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. One (1) Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirty-six (36) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Forty-one (41) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Fourteen (14) Court Events Circuit Court. Seventy-five (75) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22626, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22358, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Jewell Overstreet Luttrell, Casey Co., KY (1924-2013) | (ID:22593, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Richard Shuffett (Dick) Mills, Green Co., KY (1933-2013) | (ID:22624, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22391, Comment)


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