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Class of 2014 Senior Portrait Dates for Adair County High School

By Chad Parnell

Adair County High School seniors will have their senior pictures made on July 12, 15, and 16, 2013, at ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY 42728. Seniors will receive an appointment card from Graham Photography stating their appointment date and time. If a student cannot come on their scheduled day, they should come before Noon on one of the other days.

Picture proofs will be available for viewing and pickup at ACHS on 11amCT-1pmCT July 25, 2013, from . Orders will be taken at ACHS, 11amCT-2pmCT August 1, 2013.

Any senior who does not have their picture taken during one of the July dates and wishes to appear in the 2013-2014 yearbook, must either have their picture taken on the makeup day, September 13, 2013, or go to Graham Photography's studio in Bowling Green to have their picture taken no later than October 15, 2013. Seniors may choose to go to Graham Photography's studio, as well, to take advantage of their large outdoor studio.

Seniors may be asked to pay a deposit on the day of their picture. This deposit is only necessary if seniors/guardians want to take proofs home with them when proofs are delivered. No deposit is necessary for seniors' pictures to appear in the yearbook.

For additional information about Senior Pictures, contact Yearbook Advisor, Chad Parnell by e-mail at or contact Graham Photography at 800-326-1029. - Chad Parnell

2013-06-12 16:24:51 | Comments | Printable version

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Human Rights Commissioner John J. Johnson at Fiscal Court

2013-06-12 - Adair Annex basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Kentiucky Human Rights Commission Director John J. Johnson presented the proposal made at Columbia City Council on June 3, 2013, that a joint Columbia/Adair County Human Rights Commission be formed in Adair County. The appeal struck a responsive chord in both bodies. CJE Ann Melton appointed volunteers Magistrate Billy Rowe (District 7) and Daryl Flatt (District 2) to meet with appointees of Columbia Mayor Mark D. Harris as a preliminary to the establishment of a commission here.

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KY 372 to be closed in Taylor Co., KY, for maintenance

Beginning Monday, June 17, 2013

By Chris Jessie

KYTC crews will be performing maintenance operations along KY 372 in Taylor County, KY, beginning Monday, June 17, 2013. Work will take place in two sections between Mile Points 0 to 3.

This road provides access to two boat ramps and cabin areas on Green River Lake.

Motorist should be advised that delays are likely.

All work should be completed by June 21, 2013. Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer, KTC, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

2013-06-12 12:47:06 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Historic Courthouse beautiful no matter the weather

Chris Morrison writes:
it doesn't matter what the weather may be our court house is so beautiful and always will be. - Chris Morrison
Comments re photo 49935 The Courthouse Through the storm through the night

2013-06-12 12:34:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Friends in Jesus at Saloma Baptist, June 30, 2013

Saloma Baptist Church, 1505 West Saloma Road is hosting "Friends in Jesus" on Sunday evening, June 30, 5pmCT/6pmET. This well-know local group will present a program consisting of traditional gospel music classics. A potluck meal and fellowship hour is planned for 4pmCT/5pmET. Saloma Baptist Church is located about five miles north of Campbellsville. Contact: 270-789-0082. Website: The public is invited to attend. Free admission. - John Chowning

2013-06-12 12:16:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Middle School SBDM Council special meeting June 14, 2013

The Adair County Middle School Site-Base Decision Making Council will be meeting in special session on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 10amCT, at the school, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel matters. The meeting is open to the public. - Alma Rich, Principal

2013-06-12 11:37:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CAUD will meet early for tour of lift stations

Columbia/Adair Utilities District has moved their meeting time for this Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6pmCT to 4:30pmCT. The Board of Commissioners will meet at 4:30pmCT for a tour of the sewer lift stations that are included in the Phase 16 Project for Columbia, KY. After touring the lift stations they will return to the office for their regular scheduled Board meeting at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY 42728. This meeting is open to the public.

Columbia/Adair County Utilities District Agenda
Meeting 6pmCT, Thursday, June 13, 2013
109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY
  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Approval of Bills
  4. Phase 14 (Downtown) Project
  5. Phase 15(River Crossing) Project
  6. Phase 16 (EDA Sewer Project
  7. Phase 17 (CDBG Sewer) Project
  8. Highway 206 Utility Relocation
  9. Discuss District Water Loss
  10. Sewer Report
  11. Water Report
  12. New Business
  13. Adjourn
End of Agenda, June 13, 2013 CAUD Board meeting
COLUMBIA/ADAIR COUNTY UTILITIES BOARD (CAUD), Lenny Stone, General Manager; meets at 6pmCT/7pmET, every second Thursday in the board room of the district at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. The Board includes Robert Flowers, Chairman; and members Barry Stotts, Rudy Higginbotham, Tim Baker, and David Jones. The meetings are open to the public. - Jennifer Carter, Office manager

2013-06-12 11:30:04 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Board of Education planning retreat at Shaker Village

There will be an Adair County Board Retreat for planning purposes on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8:30amCT/9:30amET. This retreat will be held at Shaker Village, 501 Lexington Road (Google Map), Harrodsburg, KY.

2013-06-12 11:03:22 | Comments | Printable version

Nothing but positive comments about Columbia PD

Mike Newton writes:

Unfortunately there are tragic situations that must be dealt with more often than one would like. I recently shared a very unfortunate situation with the Columbia Police Department. Officers Cole, Brockman, Conn, Murphy,Scholl, and McCarol, my observations were nothing but positive. They were professional, prepared, equipped, knowledgeable, respectful, and courteous. I applaud them for doing everything possible to help others in dealing with unfortunate situations. - Mike Newton

2013-06-12 10:38:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Yvonne Hughes, Russell County, KY (1937-2013)

She was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, Russell Springs, KY. She was a native of Russell County, KY, the daughter of the late Ottis and Josie Rexroat Tarter. Her husband, Clyde Hughes, survives. She leaves 9 direct living descendants
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Yvonne Hughes, 76, of Russell Springs, KY, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral services for Yvonne Hughes will be 10amCT/11amET, Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Rev. Greg Estes officiating. Friends may call 6pm-8pmCT/7pm-9pmET, Thursday, June 13, 2013. at the funeral home. Burial in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

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2013-06-12 08:33:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

World Wild Knit In Public Day coming to Holladay place

A Bring Your Own Chair Event. Display your own work, join the knitters, or just watch the fun. (And a CM note: don't forget to cell phone camera: Send photos to

By Violet Graves
News from Chix with Stix

The public is invited to join Chix with Stix for WWKIP (World Wild Knit in Public Day) in Columbia, KY, Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 10amCT/11amET, near Burger King, 101 Dohoney Trace, in Holladay Place, Columbia, KY.

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2013-06-12 07:51:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Turtleman runs afoul of Danville, Boyle Co. Judge Harold McKinney

Here's a link to a story about problems the Turtleman Ernie Brown, Jr., is having up in Danville, KY, where former Adair Countian Harold McKinney is County Judge Executive is investigating an episode on Animal Planet in which Brown fishes a cottonmouth out of the Danville-Boyle County public swimming pool. Danville, Boyle County investigate Turtleman's TV episode featuring snake in public pool. It's on, and there's a link to a wonderful Morgan Eads video which treats our local hero much more kindly than the Danville/Boyle County authorities. - EW

2013-06-12 07:37:40 | Comments | Printable version

Higher Call, from Russell Co., KY at Egypt CC Sunday

Adair County Sunday night singing

Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY will host Higher Call on Sunday, June 23 at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET. This Southern Gospel group from Russell County is well know through the area and will present an exciting and inspirational program. Everyone is invited to attend. Paul Patton, pastor

2013-06-12 06:32:37 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, June 12 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 12, 2013:
Beneath rustling leaves
gentle dreams are whispering --
trees and I sleep talk.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 12 June 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 638, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 9, 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

2013-06-12 04:57:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Recommends En Plein Air Paint Out for July 4th

Organizer Bill Guffey is a talented artist. Event will be in Burkesville, KY. Art Bill Guffey has done wonderful original paintings
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By John Chowning

This sounds like a really positive experience to spend July 4 for those who are artistically gifted. Bill Guffey is a very talented artist who is doing some wonderful original paintings.

My brother, Joe Chat Chowning, recently purchased Bill's painting of The Morgan School, which was located on our farm in Cumberland County and which is now in the Veterans Park in Burkesville where it is maintained by the Cumberland County Retired Teachers Association.

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2013-06-12 04:33:05 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 12
Happy Anniversary, Brent Geoffrey and Brandy Thompson (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Roger and Amanda Firkins (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony and Lorene Martens (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anita Marie Grace George (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Withers Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Raikes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Bennett (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Micheal Bennett (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Bean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Claire Bryant (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Ford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacy Corbin Wilson (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelci Rhea Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristina Nichole Burton (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Jean Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tasha Burton and Trisha Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Keltner, Taylor County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Lee Dial, Adair Co., KY, native (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald H. Samuel, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Clifford Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty J. Williams, Clementsville, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Hadley, Adair County, KY (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. James D. Small, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby D. Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Gadberry, 81, Adair County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny K. Johnson, Russell County, KY native, Columbia, KY, (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren G. Carter, 90, Burkesville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ron Coleman, Taylor County, KY (1948 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Russell Keith Gilbert, Cumberland Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roger Dean Emerick , Campbellsville, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. David Lyons, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth K. (Kitty) Bloyd, 88, Green County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Marie Key, 50, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Ann Beams, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marty S. York, 67, Marrowbone, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, a href=>Warren G. Carter, 90, Burkesville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, In Memory Birthday, Maxine Riddle, Adair Co., KY (1931-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Avon Hulse Keltner, Taylor Co., KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 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: Twenty (20) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Seventy-four (74) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighty-nine (89) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty (40) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighty-three (83) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22932, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour - Every Wednesday (Recurring Event)
Adair Co. Public Library basement, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Lee Ann Jessee, Director | (ID:22765, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Jimmy (J.J.) Johnson, Russell Co., KY (1932-2013) | (ID:22913, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Doryce Brown, 87, Sulphur Well, KY (d. June 9, 2013) | (ID:22919, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22683, Comment)
1:00pmCTHomeschool Story Hour - Every Wednesday (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library basement, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Lee Ann Jessee, Director | (ID:22769, Comment)
Services, Jamestown, KY, for Eugene Hadley, 79, Russell County, KY (1934-2013) | (ID:22927, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:22735, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22713, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia First Nazarene will hold VBS each Wednesday, June-July 2013
First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22809, Comment)
Vacation Bible School, 6pm-8pmCT, June 12-14, 2013
Grider's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3127 Hwy 1058, Jamestown, KY | (ID:22848, Comment)
VBS at Kelleyville, "Kingdom Rocks," June 9-13, 6pm-8pm nightly
Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville RD, Columiba, KY | (ID:22858, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Hope SBC Vacation Bible School, 6:30pm-8:30pmCT, June 10-14, 2013
New Hope Separate Baptist Church, 10706 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, | (ID:22620, Comment)


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