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Debris, now identified, at site of Ofc. Ellis murder may be clue

Ofc. Ellis had gotten out of vehicle to remove debris, tree limbs not indigenous to the immediate area, when he was murdered. KSP thinks the limbs might offer a clue to finding his assailant
Next previous story: KSP says Ofc. Jason Ellis ambushed as he was picking up debris

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

KSP Post 4 Detectives are asking for the public's help regarding the murder of Ofc. Jason Ellis with the Bardstown Police Department.

We are asking any residents in and around Nelson County who may have had trees trimmed or removed from their property or observed someone trimming or removing trees around the time of Ofc. Ellis' murder to please call Post 4 at (270) 766-5078 or email me at

They may also visit and follow the links to our Text-A-Tip line.

Obituary: Officer Jason Ellis, Bardstown, KY (1979-2013)

2013-06-04 18:41:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Derek Cape instructs Camp Kick It! hockey class

2013-06-04 - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY - Photo by Debbie Cowan.
Camp Kick It! instructor Derek Cape assists Zane Gist with a hockey stick as the campers prepare for a game of mock hockey. Looking on are Clay Joyner, Carlee Huckaby, Gwendelynn Firkin and Gracie Gist. - Shamarie Claiborne

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Louisville, KY, man, arrested in shooting in Metcalfe County, KY

William D. Chesher, 63, Louisville, KY, charged shooting of Ronnie Hiser, 58, Edmonton, KY. Chesher lodged in Barren County Jail, Glasgow, KY. Hiser remains in UL Hospital, Louisville, KY. Hiser's wife was in house in shooting incident but not injured. KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY, continues investigation
Next earlier story: KSP Post 15 investigating shooting, Glasgow RD, Edmonton, KY

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Det. Ricky Brooks, Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - 63-year-old William D. Chesher of Louisville has been arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Chesher was located in Edmonton some time after the shooting.

Chesher is lodged in the Barren County Jail.

The victim, 58-year-old Ronnie Hiser of Edmonton remains in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital. His wife, Karen Hiser was at the residence at the time of the shooting but was not injured and placed the call to 911 as Chesher fled the scene.

Kentucky State Police Detective Ricky Brooks continues to investigate. - TFC Wm. Gregory

2013-06-04 18:16:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Camp Kick It 2013 in progress at LWC Holloway Wellness Center

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By Dana Harmon, Director Camp Kick It

An extraordinary opportunity for 80 Adair County students grades K-6 is going on at the Lindsey Wilson College Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY this summer.

For the second summer Lindsey Wilson has opened their campus to Camp Kick It!, a health and wellness summer program funded this year by 21st Century Community Learning Centers at Col. Wm. Casey Elementary (Camp Casey) and Adair County Elementary (Camp Safari), Family Resource Centers at Col. Wm. Casey/John Adair Intermediate and Adair County Elementary, as well as Adair County Migrant Education, LWC Bonner Scholars and United Way.

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2013-06-04 18:07:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

VBS at Bethany Baptist Church, Columbia, KY, June 26-29, 2013

Cookout is Saturday, June 29, 2013

Vacation Bible School, SonWest Roundup, will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 4537 Greensburg Road, Columbia, KY, June 5:30-7:30pmCT, nightly. Wednesday-Friday, 26, 27, and 28, 2013/ Closing ceremony and cookout will be held 12pm-2pmCT, Saturday June 29, 2013. There will be snacks, games, Bible stories (in character), skits, stunts, crafts and more! If you are between the ages of 2 years old and 6th grade, you are invited to come join us. - Beverly Redmon

2013-06-04 16:45:13 | Comments | Printable version

Samuel Preston Jackson, Adair County, KY (1925-2013)

He was born in Milltown, Adair County, KY, the son of the late James andMyrtle Graves Jackson. He leaves many relatives in Adair County and elsewhere He was a member of Old Shepherdsville Road Christian Church, a US Army Veteran of World War II, and was retired from Ford Motor Company
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Samuel Preston Jackson, 87, of Louisville, KY, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2:44 amET, at the Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Donnie Walkup delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Lebanon National Cemetery. Visitation after 11amCT/12pmET, Saturday, June 1, 2013.

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2013-06-04 16:07:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CAUD adds two more Water Salesman locations

Knifley, Griffin Springs Road, salesmen added to one at Holladay Place

By Jennifer Carter, office manager
Columbia/Adair County Utilities District

Lenny wanted to know if you could write up something or let the public know that we now have two more locations to buy water in bulk.

In addition to the Water Salesman behind Walmart we now have a Water Salesman at Knifley located next to the Knifley Fire Station, 6130 Elkhorn Road. The third location is at the Water Treatment Plant, 555 Griffin Springs Road in the edge of Taylor County. All three locations are in easy to access places.

The station at the Water Treatment Plant is inside the locked fence which can be accessed by ringing the button at the gate for access to the plant. There is someone on duty 24 hours a day to assist with the Water Salesman. - Jennifer Carter

2013-06-04 15:44:44 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15 investigating shooting, Glasgow RD, Edmonton, KY

Suspect in Custody. Names not yet released

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

COLUMBIA, KY - The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning 7 miles east of Edmonton on Glasgow Road in Metcalfe County. Post 15 received the call at approximately 9amCT, from Edmonton P.D. and learned that a 58-year-old male was the victim of a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to University Hospital in Louisville where he remains in critical condition.

Kentucky State Police Detectives are presently investigating and have a suspect in custody with charges pending. - TFC Billy Gregory

2013-06-04 15:20:21 | Comments | Printable version

Lindsey Wilson Football announces captains for 2013 season

Seniors Chris Dobbins, Jon Smith, and Sam Wilson and Corrion Cooper will lead Blue Raiders in 2013 season

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson seniors Chris Dobbins, Jon Smith and Sam Wilson and junior Corrion Cooper will serve as team captains for the 2013 Blue Raider football season, head coach Chris Oliver announced today, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

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2013-06-04 14:46:58 | Comments | Printable version

Comment on written instructions with lane striping on Square

Kenny Absher writes:
I do believe that this will be about as smart as when they put yield signs on the square. Bureaucrats: too many with too little to do. --Kenny Absher
Comments re article 59958 Room for improvement in new lane striping on Square

2013-06-04 13:59:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Columbia Police officers at site where deceased found in car

At Apartment complex across from Fairgrounds

By Ofc. Joshua Brockman
News from Columbia Police Department

At 11:25amCT on June 4, 2013, Columbia Police Department responded to LWC campus to a report of a deceased person located in a vehicle at Grider Apartments.

Upon Ofc. Jamie Cole's arrival he was able to confirm the call. Detective Tracy McCarol, Sgt Murphy, along with several CPD officers are on scene at this time with Adair County Coroner Todd Akin. No other details are available at this time, as this is a active investigation. Columbia Police will release more information as it becomes available. - Ofc. Joshua Brockman

2013-06-04 13:43:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Room for improvement in new lane striping on Square?

By Ralph Roy Waggener

The boys from Somerset need to come back and get the turn lanes a little more even. It's hard to stay inside the lane going around the square even in my little car.

Monday when I was coming from the Post Office a person in the Jamestown turn lane just shot in front of me going around the square; the car turned to go to LWC, so strangers don't know what to do at this juncture even with the lines.

Maybe more signage on the pavement telling drivers early on how it works could help? Thanks - Ralph Roy Waggener

2013-06-04 11:38:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Adair Democratic Women will have bake sale at June Dairy Day

Will be in Fountain Area, near 102 Public Square. Proceeds support Bernice Flowers scholarship fund

By Victoria Browning Pike
News from the Adair County Democratic Women's Club

The Adair County Democrat Women's Club will be having a bake sale to benefit our scholarship fund at June Dairy Day, June 15, 2013, 102 Public Square starting at 9amCT/10amET. We will be in the fountain area close to Grimsley\'s Jewelry. Please bring your baked goods, either packaged single or whole, priced by start time of 9amCT/10amET.

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2013-06-04 10:50:24 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council report, June 3, 2013 regular meeting

In the Monday, June 3, 2013, regular meeting
  • Council gives enthusiastic reception to call for Human Rights Commission, for City or joint City/County one
  • City hears 1st reading for Garbage Rate increases; Council told that in many cases, Transfer Station bill is higher than fees charged customers.
  • City concern: Bill Anderson says someone is going to get killed if sidewalks aren't built on Tutt Street; draws gallery support, support of Councillor Linda Waggener
  • Citizen Clara Flowers asks Council to find out why sewer lift station causing bad odor is not fixed; is told it is a Columbia/Adair County Utilities District responsibility that will be addressed.
  • Anderson draws support for new measures to combat noise
  • Second reading for Shady Lane zoning change approved
  • Minutes okayed for three May Meetings

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia City Council gave a warm to highly enthusiastic reception to the idea of the creation of a Human Rights Commision, outlined by Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Director Dr. John Johnson who came at the invitation of Human Rights Commission member Duane Bonifer of Lindsey Wilson College. Dr. Johnson was accompanied by Glenda Green, who would serve as a Columbia/Adair County Human Rights Commission advisor.

Were Columbia to adopt the idea, the city would be the 26th in the state to have its own Human Rights Commission, and the first in the region to have one.

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2013-06-04 08:25:43 | Comments | Printable version

Link: Backyard Oil gets some nice ink on

Season finale is tonight

Here's a link shared by a Cumberland County oilman. It's a review, with a suggestion to tune in at 9amCT/10amET, tonight, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Click to New Kentucky reality show, 'Backyard Oil,' airing finale Tuesday night, in the Buzz on the The item has photo of Brent, "Maddog" Yates, link to video promo.

2013-06-04 06:58:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Movies

Jeff Sheppard, former UK Star, to be a Columbia Baptist Church

Columbia Baptist Church will hold BBQ at event, too. All men from community are invited

The men's ministry at Columbia Baptist Church will be hosting guest speaker Jeff Sheppard, former UK basketball star who played on the incredible championship teams from the 1990's, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, on Saturday, June 15, 2013, starting with a barbecue meal at 6pmCT/7pmET, and all men from our community are invited and encouraged to attend. There is no charge. - Matt Jackson

2013-06-04 06:44:30 | Comments | Printable version

Car in Massie House pic: 1941 Chevy Special Deluxe Club Coupe

It's not "Post WWII" model as stated in cutline

Rickie Williams writes:
No one probably cares, but the car in the photo mentioned as being post WWII is a 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Club Coupe. - Rickie Williams
Comments re photo 49821 Historic Columbia KY Group with Massie House in background

2013-06-04 06:28:30 | Comments | Printable version

Today, TUESDAY with CM, June 4, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 4, 2013:
Self-described experts,
when their advice is not asked,
disapprove all acts.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 4 June 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 630, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 2, 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

2013-06-04 03:41:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 4
Happy Anniversary, Arvis and Claria Rodgers (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky & JoAnn Collins (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Dial (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay Turner (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayleigh Paige Esenbock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcine Bailey Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Jonae Grider (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Lyda Holt, Columbia, KY (June 4, 1919 - August 19, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Jackson Allen Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie J. Elmore, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernal David McCool, Cumberland Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Granvil Edwards, Sulphur Well, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1948 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Curtis, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Lee Cooper, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack E. Ray, 71, Russell County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mickey Van Strong, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Otis Odell Sherer, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Ray Ferguson, 56, Columbia, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Gene Laytart, 77, Elk Horn, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Jean McKinney, 68, Adair Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Earl Powell, Cosby, TN (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Lee Withers, 50, Casey County, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Murrell Eucledis Davenport, 89, Casey Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jerry) Bloyd, Green Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Prince , 67, Taylor County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Robert (Bob) Watson, 85, Marion Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doyle Ray Huffman, Green Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy -Dot- Ann Miers Patton, Green Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Asberry, 57, Dunnville, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lander Bryant Lander Bryant (1892-1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory, Billy Gray Phillips (September 15, 1953 - June 4, 2007) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 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. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Twenty-eight (28) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Five (5) 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, Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two hundred forty-five (245) Court Events Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22824, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry open regular Tuesday (Recurring Event)
Adair Food Pantry 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847 | (ID:22753, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Charles Douglas (C. D.) Miller, Adair Co., KY native (1932-2013) | (ID:22646, Comment)
Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry | (ID:22780, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Leon Shepherd, Taylor Co., KY (1949-2013) | (ID:22661, Comment)
Chimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22675, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Ramona Smith, Adair County, KY (1929-2013) | (ID:22654, Comment)
3:00pmCTAdair Co. Knife Swap, Regular 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
In the basement of the Masonic Lodge, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Jason Cox | (ID:22760, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22705, Comment)
ADAIR COUNTY 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:22741, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays & Thursdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:22787, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School 6pm-8pmCT, June 3-7, 2013 Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:22598, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Egypt Christian Church, 6pm-8pmCT, June 2-7, 2013
4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY. See also DIRECTORY of CHURCHES | (ID:22613, Comment)
6:30pmCTPraise and Worship in the Valley, June 2-5, 2013 (Schedule of Speakers, Singers)
Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Cane Valley, KY | (ID:22666, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Jaycees Reg Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Fairgrounds Pavillion, 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY.-GREG THOMAS | (ID:22758, Comment)
Adair Co. Sportsmans Club regurlar 1st Tuesday meeting (Recurring Event)
At 999 Lancaster DR, Columbia, KY. - Barry Jones | (ID:22773, Comment)


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