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2-Year-old dies after being backed over by mini-van

Tragedy occurs in Southern Meade County

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

VINE GROVE, KY - On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at approximately 8:21pmET, Tpr. Steve Oughton responded to 645 Stanley Allen Drive in the Vine Grove community of Meade County to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.

Upon Tpr. Oughton's arrival he discovered that a 1998 Plymouth Voyager van was backing up to a residence to unload household items.

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2013-06-13 19:52:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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(Ad) 17th Annual Russell Creek/Homeplace Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show

2013-06-13 - 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag. The Seventeenth Annual Russell Creek/Homeplace on Green River Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show will be 7am-3pmCT/8am-4pmET, Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. Formerly Lewis Garrison's Russell Creek Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show. There will be: Antique Tractor/Gas Engine exhibit, competition, parade and awards. Family activities including games, pedal tractor Pull and other activities for children. Food and Music. A Photography workshop. (Contact: Admissison is FREE. Homeplace is located 14 miles north of Columbia and 5 miles south of Campbellsville at 5807 New Columbia Road (KY 55). Contact: Ken Forman 270-469-4738 or email: Visit our website: Homeplace on Green River
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Columbia Police arrest Knifley man, Lebanon man in meth case

Brandon K. Ballard, 32, Lebanon, KY and Jason D. Stayton, 29, Knifley, KY both face several drug related charges with more pending; Officers investigation is ongoing by CPD Officers Brad Scholl and John Dial are continuing the investigation. They were assisted at the scen by CPD Ofc. Jordan Dean and Sgt. JR Murphy and the Kentucky State Police Hazmat team.

From Columbia, KY Police Department

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, at around 10amCT, the Columbia Police Department received information during a narcotic investigation of a possible methamphetamine lab in a vehicle in a parking lot on Campbellsville Road.

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2013-06-13 15:30:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Thinks scene if of an old rock quarry

Wayne Baxter writes:
I believe this "rock formation" is the result of a rock quarry having been at that location. - Wayne Baxter
Comments re photo 49953 Scenic Taylor Co KY Lemons Bend cliffs of Green River

2013-06-13 11:36:17 | Comments | Printable version

ACPL - Summer Reading Program Event Schedule

By Aleina Milligan
Children's Librarian, Adair County Public Library

Registration for the Summmer Reading Program at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will be 10am-4pmCT, Thursday June 13, 2013. Those who sign up for the Summer Reading Program will receive a free book and learn about upcoming events:
  • Monday, June 17, 2013 at 1pmCT: Ronald McDonald will be at the Library Come and meet Ronald McDonald for a fun filled hour of laughs and great family entertainment!
  • Thursday June 20, 2013, 1pm-4pmCT: Egyptian Archeology We will be making mummies and a Sarcophagus for you to take home. This activity will last approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Thursday June 27, 2013, 1pm-4pmCT: Kentucky's Burrowing Animals. Everyone will make a Bear Claw Necklace.
  • Thursday July 4th: CLOSED for Independence Day.
  • Thursday July 11, 2013, 1pmCT: Reptile Scales and Tales
  • Come in to get up close and personal with live snakes and reptiles. This is a 45 minute program, don't be late! You won't want to miss this one!
  • Thursday July 18, 2013, 1pm-4pmCT: Rocks, Mineral and Fossils Stop by to make your own fossil prints in self-hardening clay.
  • Thursday July 25, 2013, 1pm-4pmCT: Movie Day "Journey to the Center of the Earth" with us as we view this classic movie in modern day technicolor.
- Aleina Milligan

2013-06-13 10:01:02 | Comments | Printable version

Larry Smith photo draws comparison to noted artist

Both men have the air of an artist

Cheryl Strodtman writes:
The photo submitted by Larry Smith of the view of the river valley and cliff formation off Lemon's Bend Road immediately reminded me of the peaceful, beautiful artwork of Bill Guffey. Both men have the eye of an artist. - Cheryl Strodtman
Comments re photo 49953 Scenic Taylor Co KY Lemons Bend cliffs of Green River

2013-06-13 09:51:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Democratic Women cancell June Dairy Day Bake sale

But donors can still contribute to Bernice Flowers Scholarship Fund if they like

By Victoria Pike

Due to unforseen circumstances, the bake sale scheduled for Saturday morning, June 15, 2013, at the June Dairy Day festivites by the Adair County Democrat Women's Club has been cancelled. For those still wishing to make a donation toward our Bernice Flowers Scholarship fund to benefit a graduating ACHS senior each year, please see one of our active club members or call me at 270-384-3348. Thank you so much for supporting this scholarship over the years. Vicky Pike -Victoria Pike

2013-06-13 08:26:44 | Comments | Printable version

Area under severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service in Louisville Kentucky has just issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 1pmCT/2pmET for an wide area of Kentucky which includes the CM 7-County primary coverage area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties.

The watch says,"Lightning would be the main threat from any thunderstorm which might pop up. To access the entire list of counties affected and to read the entire warning, Click to the

2013-06-13 08:09:18 |
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Authorities searching for missing person, GRL, Taylor County

Update from Larry Smith: Individual found and is safe, suffering from mild heat related health problems.

By Larry Smith, The WAVE, FM 92.7 radio

Authorities report the Breeding Fire Department is patrolling Green River Lake searching for a person who rented a Jet Ski yesterday and did not return it. No names have been released, and for the moment. We'll let you know on FM 92.7 The Wave, FM 99.9 the Big Dawg, and as updates are learned. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications.

2013-06-13 07:30:09 | Comments | Printable version

A Year in the Life-Oil Speculation in Adair County, 1904-1905, or Oil Fever...

Mike Watson: Magnum Opus of the local oilfields: The most comprehensive documents about the oil industry in Adair & Metcalfe Counties, Kentucky, in any periodical to date; the story of the founding of the Big Trend News in Edmonton and numerous items about the activities of the Big Trend Oil Company.

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

The oil business has always been of particular interest to the citizens of Adair County. The success of Backyard Oil has caused a new swell of enthusiasm in the industry. Oil is not a new thing for us, the first well of note here was brought in more than a century and a half ago, but who wanted oil then--water and salt were more important, and valuable. See how we waxed and waned through the eyes of The Adair County News in 1904 and 1905.

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2013-06-13 07:20:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

ACSO warns Knifley residents not to be alarmed this morning

For long term residents, it will come as no surprise, but recent incomers, it may sound like an airplane crash today. But it just a maintenance procedure. (Hear more from Larry on the WAVE; even though Smith can do people as well as Rich Little, he says that he is not able to do this sound. CM urges everyone to call 270-384-7979 to encourage him to at least try, on this the 8th day past his birthday. -EW

By Larry Smith

Adair County Sheriff's Department Deputy B.J. Bray sends out a notice to listeners of WAVE FM 92.7 and readers of not to be alarmed today if they hear a loud, shrill sound which may sound like a move sound track for a crashing airplane.

It will just be a infrequent but routine maintenance routine carried out by the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company - not Texas Eastern - centered around an area approximately 4 miles north of Plum Point Bridge on KY 551/Knifley Road. Deputy Bray said the procedure should happen this morning to early afternoon. Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

2013-06-13 05:37:11 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, June 13, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 13, 2013:
Ask the right question:
What good can we do others,
not others do us.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 13 June 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 639, 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

2013-06-13 04:35:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair County Fiscal Court meeting report, June 11, 2013

The following actions were taken in Tueday, June 11, 2013 meeting
  • Clear Springs Road Bridge over Powder Mill Creek approved
  • Court votes to proceed with energy savings program
  • Good news for Historic Adair County Courthouse - from Ellen Zornes, Judge Melton. Mayor Harris, Mr. Rowe, thanked for paint work. Restroom repairs underway. Mitsubishi Heating and Air units being installed.
  • Court approves Resolution for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
  • Magistrates hear State Human Rights Director, Bobby Bowe, Rev. Payne on proposal for a Columbia/Adair County Human Rights Commission. CJE appoints Magistrates Billy Rowe and Sammy Baker, volunteers, to meet with City Council representatives on matter
  • Court Approves Road Report
  • Court approves bids for paving work, paving material
  • Bids for de-icing salt approved - awarded to Cargill, Inc.
  • Fourteen road changes approved in Reading of Roads
  • Adair County Library Board's financial statement accepted
  • Jailer Rick Wilson's report approved. Number incarcerated down. Court approves bid to house Clinton inmates. Southern Medical Partners contract, with 2% increase okayed for jail.
  • Spring litter abatement figures presented, approved
  • Sheriff's report approved; rebuilt cruiser for ACSO approved
  • Jerri Nixon promoted to full time in CJE office. Brooklyn Coomer approved to help with computer data transfer for computer system in CJE office<
  • Jacqueline P. Makvansky hired as part-time worker at GRAS. CJE restricts travel by GRAS van to 25 miles from home base
  • Court approves first reading of Nuisance Ordinance Amendment
  • Routine matters routinely approved.
  • County treasury balance remains over $1 million through May; budget transfers pre-approved for Jail, GRAS, and 911.

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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court approved a Kentucky Highway Department funded bridge project for Clear Springs Road, off East 80 in District 2, for a badly need span over Powder Mill Road. The bridge is being built under a program set up by Gov. Steve Beshear to fund one bridge per year per county. The state is providing up to $63 for the fund. Any additional cost will be borne by Fiscal Court.

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2013-06-13 04:10:32 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 13
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Casi Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Matthew and Keri Willis (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candice Robertson (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin Neat Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gabrielle Kemp (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gretchen Burton (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Howard Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Krapf | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janice Newton Reed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Anthony Reliford II (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Sullivan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Ballou (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyla Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luke Rich (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Pelly | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Mayse Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Portia Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Radius Brown. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Russell H. Bennett (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Gladys Murrell Blaydes (1927-2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joseph M. Jones, Green County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Dale Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Jean Wood, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Jones Kilby Bault, Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Lawson Tungate, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Lee Tungate, Taylor Co. KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Whitney Allison Flowers, Adair Co. KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John M. Schwoebel, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1944-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles J.R. Wethington II, Green Co., KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith A. Blackwell Adair County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Anne Anderson, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Scott, Adair County, KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas Dix, 60, Russell County, KY (1953-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Dale Sneed, Taylor Co., KY (1955 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester K. Spears, 77, Cumberland Co, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherri Lynn Stargel , 46, Russell County, KY (1968-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Isabella (Happy) Spears, 88, Burkesville, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Sullivan, Taylor Co., KY, Metcalfe native (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Salyers, Casey County, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary McKinley Pelly, 93, Adair County, KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cornelius Harvey,, 86, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie Noel, 86, Casey Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. John Steward (Stu) Lyons, 82, Adair Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thornton Crum, Jr., Taylor County, KY (1978-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Bault, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Mae Reed, 72, Adair County, KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BirthdayTheola B. Skaggs, Jamestown, KY (1924-2011)(1924) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 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 Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-three (43) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Five (5) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Five (45) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Five (5) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Thirty-four (34) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Ten (10) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22946, Comment)
Adair County Board of Education retreat for planning
Shaker Village, 501 Lexington Road (Google Map), Harrodsburg, KY, 69.1 miles from 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22936, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Interagency Council 2nd Thursday regular meeting (Recurring Event)
Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. - Crystal Caldwell | (ID:22752, Comment)
VFW Post 6097, and Auxiliary regular 2nd Thursday monthly meeting (Program)
at the VFW Post, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event)
| (ID:22922, Comment)
11:00amCTSocial Seniors Club regular meeting 1st & 3rd Thursdays (Recurring Event)
Basement of the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Kellie Claypool | (ID:22786, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22684, Comment)
4:00pmCTCAUD will meet early for tour of Columbia, KY sewer lift stations
Columbia/Adair County Utilities Office, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY | (ID:22937, Comment)
4:30pmCTColumbia City Council special called session (AGENDA)
At City Hall, Council Meeting Room, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22928, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22714, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays & Thursdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:22792, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia/Adair Co. Utilities Bd. regular 2nd Thursday meeting AGENDA
CAUD Offices, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:22776, Comment)
Vacation Bible School, 6pm-8pmCT, June 12-14, 2013
Grider's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3127 Hwy 1058, Jamestown, KY | (ID:22849, Comment)
VBS at Kelleyville, "Kingdom Rocks," June 9-13, 6pm-8pm nightly
Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville RD, Columiba, KY | (ID:22859, Comment)
6:15pmCTAdair Heritage Association regular meeting. (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22739, 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:22621, Comment)
7:00pmCTMemorial service for James Clyde "Jimmy" Holladay Adair County, KY, (1947-2013) | (ID:22925, Comment)


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