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Annual Community Fish Fry at Eli is July 12, 2013

The Annual Community Fish Fry will be held staarting at 4pmCT/5pmET, Friday, July 12, 2013, at Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3991 S Hwy 76, Eli, Russell County, KY. Everyone is welcome! No charge. Pastor, Bro. Roger Garner. - Virginia Garner

2013-07-03 21:34:40 | Comments | Printable version

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Mr. Danny Thomas Beams, Green Co., KY (1959-2013)

2013-07-03 - 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY - Photo from Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.

Mr. Danny Thomas Beams, Green Co., KY (1959-2013)

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Former player would like to see Ryan McQueary remain head coach at ACHS

Wants Ryan McQueary to remain head baseball coach

Jordan Knifley writes:

As a former player as well as a friend of Coach McQueary I am upset to see him removed from his position at ACHS. I cannot comment on the incident at the Little League park as I wasn't there. But I can say that for four years he showed great leadership to our team and I have a great deal of respect for him.

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2013-07-03 20:55:41 | Comments | Printable version

Comment: There are times when sorry is not enough

Lois Cunningham writes:
I have been reading the comments on the incident that happened at the Little League Park. it is a good thing that Coach McQueary is sorry, but there are times when i am sorry is not enough. It doesn't really matter that he is a friend or that he has not had his day in court. It matters that he lost his temper, used racial slurs and provoked a physical altercation in front of children. He is a teacher and a coach: he knew those kind of things are not allowed or accepted in the jobs he held. He broke the rules and, yes, i am sure he is sorry, but this is one of those times when sorry is not enough. --Lois Cunningham
Comments re article 60513 Mary Cooley Coach McQueary is sorry and asked forgiveness

2013-07-03 19:50:29 | Comments | Printable version

Joe Hare: On school campus smoking policy

Joe Hare writes:
I understand a no smoking policy in our school system, but the statement by Mr Reed indicates the "dictatorship" attitude of our Nation. Point being I do not think the property of the Adair County school system is "owned" by the board. Yes, they manage it but I believe it belongs to "We The People."

Like Mr. Murrell commented, I guess Big Brother is catching up to Adair County and letting us know everything we can do. - Joe Hare
Comments re article 60485 Tobacco-free Schools Policy It means TobaccoFree Period

2013-07-03 19:02:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mary Cooley: Coach McQueary is sorry and asked forgiveness

Mary Cooley writes:
Slurs of any kind are not appreciated or appropriate, but where is "Forgive me my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me." A man lost his temper and said things that should not have been said. He's sorry and asks forgiveness. Who among us has never lost control and had to say "I'm sorry"? --Mary Cooley
Comments re article 60500 Wants Ryan McQueary to remain head baseball coach

2013-07-03 18:58:44 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. Danny Thomas Beams, Green Co., KY (1959-2013)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the South Summersville Baptist Church. He was a truck driver and a farmer. He leaves 14 direct and 2 step living descendants
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Mr. Danny Thomas "Tommy" Beams, 53, of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at his home.

The funeral services for Mr. Danny Thomas "Tommy" Beams will be conducted at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens. Bro. Jeff Eaton and Bro. Irvin Milby, Jr. will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-9pmCT/5pm-10pmET, Thursday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8pmET, Friday until time of the funeral service.

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2013-07-03 18:41:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP Post 15 offers permanent MedReturn drug collection

Columbia collection point is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
News from Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at Kentucky State Police, Post 15, 118 Jamestown Street,Columbia, KY.

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2013-07-03 18:04:39 | Comments | Printable version

Comment/coach firing: All have to be responsible for actions

Letter to the Editor

Debbie Lowery writes:
It is unfortunate that the coach has been let go, however, we all have to be held responsible for our actions. I am behind the Board decision. Behavior such as this should not be tolerated. It is a shame that the Adair Little League did not stand up for what was right. Fighting and racial slur in front of children is against their rules, too, and previous actions or how much a person has done does not override what happened. Concerned Grandparent --Concerned Grandparent, Debbie Lowery
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2013-07-03 17:48:30 | Comments | Printable version

Thinks Coach McQueary deserved day in court before firing

Chad Bivens says Adair Baseball program significantly weakened Chad Bivens writes:
I was disappointed to learn of the termination of Ryan McQueary. I was not at the little league park, so I cannot and will not comment on what happened there. However, I believe the Adair County baseball program and the young men that participate in the program have been significantly weakened by this decision.

Coach McQueary, by his own admission to this news outlet, regretted his actions and will have his day in court to judge his guilt or innocence. It's just regrettable that the school system did not see fit to afford Coach McQueary the "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law" rights that the court system in our country will. - CHAD BIVENS
August 5, 2013 is the date of a Pre-Trial Conference for the Case, styled ", on the Adair District Court Docket for that day, Commonwealth vs. McQueary, Ryan/1 - 0007950 - ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE NO VISIBLE INJURY - 3M3901184

2013-07-03 16:21:07 | Comments | Printable version

KSP needs help identifying perpetrators in Russell Co. burglary

Surveillance camera photos show three white males ages 20-25
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
News from Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

Columbia, KY - Post 15 is investigating a burglary that occurred between April 1 - June 30, 2013 in the area of Warriner Ridge Road and Lawless Cemetery Road of Russell County. A Tractor Supply brand 3-point auger, 2 performance tractor batteries, draw bar for a Massey 255 and chain link dog kennel were taken.

Investigators are requesting assistance in identifying 3 white males ages 20-25 (photos attached). If you have any information, please contact Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or 270-384-4796. You may also email any information by visiting Kentucky State Police Post or by text-a-tip by texting 67283. - TFC BILLY GREGORY

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

2013-07-03 15:36:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Food Critique: Joy to find delicious alternative to same ol' same ol'

Anderson's Pizzeria

Barbara Armitage writes:
If you've missed the opening of Columbia's newest restaurant "Anderson's Pizzeria" you need to get right over there! Barbara's husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch there today. What a joy to find a delicious alternative to the same ol' same ol' food choices.

Anderson's will even deliver. Since the cook at Tucker's Station is also the farmer Anderson's may be Barbara's Husband's only opportunity to eat hot food this summer.

I promise you it's the best New York style pizza you'll find without buying a plant ticket to off! - Barbara Armitage
Thanks - To CM readers, it must be good if Barbara Armitage praises it. She can be very tough on restaurants - won't go to any if they allow smoking, and if the food's not good, she let's people know.Anderson's is well on it's way with a send-off like this. Reminds me of the Superb review of Mystic Pizza in the movie, Mystic Pizza. Incidentally, Geniece Marcum and I shared the best vegetarian pizza I ever ate, vying with the very best carnivore one: at Kenny Pastor's Avery Street Pizza House, near the basketball school, U of L, discovered for Adair Countians by Doctor-in-training W. Stephen Aaron. - EW

2013-07-03 14:18:33 | Comments | Printable version

AC School District office announces July 4th holiday schedule

This is an official notification that the Adair County Board of Education Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, K, will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2013 in observance of the July 4th holiday. - Becky Bailey, Secretary, Adair County Board of Education

2013-07-03 10:20:19 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky State property tax rate remains unchanged for 2013

Rate is 12.2 cents per $100 assessed value

By Pamela Trautner
News from the Kentucky Department of Revenue

FRANKFORT, KY - (July 1, 2013) The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2013 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2012 to 2013. If the assessment increase is more than four percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2013, then the prior year rate must be reduced. Because the assessment increase for 2013 is estimated at 1.32 percent, the state rate will remain the same as the 2012 rate, 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. All of the revenue generated from the state property tax rate will go into the state's General Fund.

2013-07-03 09:16:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

President of Belize Baptist Association visits CU

Campbellsville University and Belize pastor exchange ideas. His son is first Belizean student to graduate from CU.

By Joan C. McKinney, news from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Pastor Ruperto Vincente, president of the Belize Baptist Association and the Belize Football Association, visited Campbellsville University recently to discuss various items including theology training for Belizeans pastors, visiting soccer exhibitions and working with athletic teams, opportunities for missions, and further partnership to send Belizean students to CU.

He also saw his son, R Lee Martin Vincente, the first Belizean student to receive a degree at CU, graduate. R Lee Vincente obtained his bachelor of science in business administration degree in marketing.

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2013-07-03 09:07:52 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Lost and Found - Diamond Ring on Columbia Square

Bobby Lee writes:
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2013-07-03 08:01:49 | Comments | Printable version

Questions policy of not growing tobacco at ACHS

Thanks, Mr. Murrell for your comment below: Appreciate your thought and manner of presentation. However, as I understand it, the decision not to grow tobacco was made by the ACHS Agriculture Department, not the Superintendent or School Board. Either way, on balance, the decision does send a very positive health message, and the ACHS Agriculture Department should be commended for that. Daddy always said tobacco was to grow and sell, not to use. - Ed Waggener

James Murrell writes:
I guess Mr. Reed has forgotten that Tobacco put food on the table for a lot of Adair countians as well as supported most all other business. While I can understand the stance on no Tobacco use on school property, I question the policy of not growing it.(it is not illegal yet). Adair county has finally caught up to the rest of the world in the sense of, no matter what you think or the majority think, there are those who know whats best for us, all because we evidently do not. - James Murrell
Comments re article 60485 Tobaccofree Schools Policy It means TobaccoFree Period

2013-07-03 06:34:18 | Comments | Printable version

Wants Ryan McQueary to remain head baseball coach

Personal Commentary
Reader comments are welcome so long as they meet community standards of civil discourse. did not carry a story of the incident at the Joe Johnson Little League Park, but did post Coach McQueary's apology for it.

By Rob Wilkerson

This just happened today (Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - CM) and it has people really upset.

Adair county baseball coach Ryan McQueary was let go from the coaching job as head coach of the Adair County High School Baseball Team after one of - if not the - best years in Adair County baseball history.

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2013-07-03 06:15:32 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, July 3, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 3, 2013:
Goodness and kindness
are sharply felt discipline
when teachers are loved.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 3 July 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 659, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 30, 2013 and a few others from the past week

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2013-07-03 05:12:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

ACPC Site-Based Council will meet in special session

The SBDM Council for Adair County Primary Center will meet - at Colonel William Casey School - in a special called session on Wednesday, July 3, at 5pmCT. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel issues. The meeting is open to the public. - Patty R. Jones, Principal, Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY 42728 270-384-3367

2013-07-03 04:35:40 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 3
Happy Anniversary, Adam and Tina Price (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chad and Kim Barnett (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Don & Barbara Franklin (1964) in Memory of Don Franklin) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Josh and Leanna Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Joyce Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Koenig Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Herbert Harrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Boils (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Blake Fisher (July 3, 2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Potts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnie Humphrey Hickman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laramie Keltner Pelston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maddox Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Grider Braman, Russell Co., KY (1918-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Caldwell Tupman Shirley Adair Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert O. McGaha, 89, Adair Co., KY, native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy J. (Tim) Phelps, 46, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Estes Bishop, Adair Co., KY native (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrel Wethington, Casey Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethan Foster, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Jewell Milby, Green Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Long Akin, Columbia, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ernest James Rush, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Lou Nunnally Ball, 72, Summer Shade, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nell V. Rooks, 82, Russell Springs, KY/Adair Co., KY native (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Brewington, 86, former Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Compton (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Winnie Maxine Shaw, Glasgow, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 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. Forty-six (46) 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. Fifty-seven (57) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) 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. Twenty-six (26) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighteen (18) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:23274, Comment)
The following offices are closed on July 5, 2013: | (ID:23275, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for James E. Mason, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1959-2013) | (ID:23213, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Dillard Rafferty, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2013) | (ID:23190, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Eli Parrigin, Columbia, KY (1947-2013) | (ID:23192, Comment)
Children's Story Hour - Every Wednesday (Recurring Event)
Adair Co. Public Library basement, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Lee Ann Jessee, Director | (ID:23239, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Teresa Hatfield Burris, Columbia, KY (1951-2013) | (ID:23109, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23115, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for O.D. (Joe) Wilson, Russell County, KY (1930-2013) | (ID:23191, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour - Every Wednesday (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library basement, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Lee Ann Jessee, Director | (ID:23244, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:23249, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23147, Comment)
Adair County Primary Center Site-Based Council special session
at Col. Wm. Casey School, 220 John Adair Dr., Columbia, KY. Topic: Personnel issues | (ID:23273, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia First Nazarene will hold VBS each Wednesday, June-July 2013
First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:22812, Comment)
6:30pmCTNo Wednesday evening 6:30pmCT service at Victory Community Church 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:23189, Comment)


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