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Comment on History: Gettysburg July 4 1863

By Peggy Fudge

Usually, the Fourth of July is a day for celebration and maybe a little thought about the reason for the holiday. But, watching the rain today makes me think of the accounts of another Independence Day. July 4, 1863, was the day after the battle of Gettysburg.

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2013-07-04 13:47:15 | Comments | Printable version

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2013-07-04 - 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Doyle Lloyd. Seen in the ColumbiaMagazine group on Flickr.
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Big Al favors Adair School District decision to fire baseball coach

Big Al Owens sent a letter in favor of the decision by the Adair County School District to fire the baseball coach.

2013-07-04 12:34:29 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Boil Water Advisory area for Russell Road area

UPDATE: CAUD Boil Water Advisory lifted for Russell Springs Road area

A Boil Water Advisory has been issued at 12:15pmCT, Thursday, July 4, 2013, for Columbia/Adair Utilities District customers on:
Russell Springs Road, Freedom Church Road, Scholl Road, Wheat Road, Providence Road, Joe Conover Road.
The advisory has been issued due to Main Line Leak

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply. therefore, this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water usede for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of acceptable quality. For more information concerning this Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181

2013-07-04 12:21:23 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY, Activity for June 2013

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

COLUMBIA, KY - During the month of June 2013, there were 15 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

There was one fatal collision during the month of June in the Post 15 area.

Thompson, Ryan T. of Greensburg KY, was killed in Green Co KY on June 25, 2013

This brings our yearly fatality count to 8 compared with 10 through this same period in 2012.

State wide fatality count stands at 310 compared with 372 through this same period in 2012.

During the month of June 2013, there were 958 citations written, 205 courtesy notices written, 1140 vehicles inspected, 710 complaints answered, 77 motorists assisted, 56 criminal cases opened and 152 criminal arrests made. - 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.

2013-07-04 12:15:02 | Comments | Printable version

Life in Old Fairplay: Stem cell liver brings true story to mind

A terrible affliction

By Dave Rosenbaum

Noticing in CM that scientists had grown a working liver from stem cells brought to mind a true Fairplay account. There were a few folks in the community who drank a bit. One day one of those fellows stopped in Dad's store and told Dad that he had been to the hospital in town to visit one of his drinking buddies. Dad asked why the fellow was in the hospital. The reply, "Well, I think they said he had sausage of the liver."- Bro. Dave

2013-07-04 11:41:48 | Comments | Printable version

All Adair Fourth of July Events moved to tomorrow night

Special Announcement received at 11:20amCT, Thursday, July 4, 2013

CM has just been alerted by Larry Smith, FM 99.9 and Greg Thomas, Chairman of the Adair County Fair Board, that all Events scheduled for today, including the 9pmCT Fireworks, have been rescheduled for the same times, tomorrow night, Friday, July 5, 2013.

2013-07-04 11:15:13 | Comments | Printable version

Bulletin: 4th of July events in Campbellsville postponed

CANCELLED FOR TODAY: Re-scheduling already underway

Allen Gaddis, President of the Campbellsville 4th of July Committee, has just called the Big Dawg, 99.9 FM to announce that all Campbellsville 4th of July Events are cancelled for today, Thursday, but some or all of the events are being rescheduled. The Fireworks will be July 12, 2013, at the City Lake. The parade will start at 9amCT/10amET on Main Street in Campbellsville, KY.

We'll keep you updated. It was a major blow to the Campbellsville Community and the the 30,000 who had been expected for the event, one of the biggest for a micropolitan city in America. But, as always, nothing keeps Campbellsville down! - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

2013-07-04 06:28:59 | Comments | Printable version

The Weather is taking top billing this Fourth of July

Flashflooding a Possibility: Thunder, Lightning factors for Independence Day, 2013.
Yes, we're OPEN at today, the 4th of July, 2013. Email us using any Contact/Submit button Phone 270-250-2730 if you need to post an advertisement, or have news, photos, and stories for today.

Downpours in the area have created the possibility of Flash Floods in all of the 7-County area - Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties - according to the National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, , which has issued a warning of the possibility of flash floods until 7amCT/8amET, tomorrow morning, Friday, July 5, 2013.

In Campbellsville, where the City's premier celebration, a day of Independence Day Events, the weather is already a factor. "There's a downpour over here," Larry Smith, 99.9 The Big Dawg reported. "They've already called off the Hot Air Balloon event this morning. We've got our fingers crossed for the rest of the day. Tell people to watch and listen to The Big Dawg for changes in the 4th of July Schedule today, should they occur."

So far as we know at this point, the kickoff for the Adair County Fair & Horse Show, the huge fireworks show from the Fairgounds, 419 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, is still on for 9pmCT/10pmET. We'll let you know if there's a change.

2013-07-04 06:09:37 | Comments | Printable version

Lives of Great Adair Countians: WM Hurt, for Independence Day

Stories in themselves within this magnificent biographical sketch:
  • Born in 1757, served in Revolutionary War
  • William Hurt had imaginative euphenism for George Washington's profanity
  • His declaration for Revolutionary pension declared in 1832
  • Came to Kentucky at expiration of term of enlistmen
  • Hurt was POW in Canada for year or more
  • First Adair County Home was 2.5 miles south of Columbia
  • First to settle on South Side of Russell Creek
  • John Field, Sr. went bankrupt in the Panic of 1819; removed from Columbia and died near Glensfork
  • Mrs. Jane Casey made house call, with Col. Casey, to repair William Hurt's pantaloons
  • Note on John Field House: his beautiful home is now located at the corner of Fortune and Reed Streets in Columbia, KY
  • William Hurt had ox-drawn cart, the first wheeled vehicle ever used in Adair County
  • Men along the way toward Green County cut road for Paris-bound cart; brought first whiskey to Green County
  • Warned by anxiety of animals, Hurt prepared for, and repelled, night time Indian attack
  • Recovered stolen horses from Indians at Rowena, in what is now Russell County
  • In 1822, Hurt erected brick house which was still standing circa 1900
  • William Hurt gave formula for his wealth to young Cyrus Montgomery
  • William Hurt rode 23 miles to Greensburg in 1800 to vote in Presidential Election

See also related: Adair Revolutionary War Patriot Hurt honored Story and photos by Margaret Taylor

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian


Independence Day should be one of the most important days of the year in America. In honor of our victory over Britain and the gain of independence, I offer the following biographical sketch of a true Revolutionary War veteran and pioneer of Adair County.

This biography was penned by William Hurt's grandson, renowned jurist and attorney, Judge Rollin T. Hurt. Written circa 1900 and printed in his serialized History of Adair County in the Adair County News in 1918, the sketch is presented here as originally written, with no corrections but for some punctuation. Additional information in italic.

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2013-07-04 04:16:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Today, THURSDAY with CM, July 4, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 4, 2013:
Make the best of life
when challenges unforeseen
break easy patterns.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 4 July 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 660, 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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2013-07-04 02:58:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Friends in Jesus at Bethany Baptist at 10:30amCT, July 7, 2013

"Friends in Jesus"will be singing at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Bethany Baptist Church, 4560 Greensburg Road, Columbia, KY. The popular group includes - Junior Feese, Donna Feese, Gerald and Cynthia Coomer, Nancy and Buddy Smith, Sammy Blair, and Bobby Lee. Pastor Jimmie Cox and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Kathy Cox

2013-07-04 02:52:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Conway announces final payments for Eastern Livestock victims

Restitution of over $900,000 was ordered by Barren-Metcalfe Circuit Judge Phil Patton on June 12, 2012

By From Shelley Catharine Johnson, Deputy Communications Director
News from the office of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the distribution of an additional $56,500 in restitution to victims who were swindled by the now-defunct Eastern Livestock. To date, Wednesday, July 7, 2013, the Commonwealth has distributed nearly $900,000 in restitution to Kentucky farmers who fell victim to a check-kiting scheme operated by top executives at the cattle brokerage, previously based in New Albany, IN.

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2013-07-04 02:34:57 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 4
In Memory Birthday, James L. Cravens, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Business Birthday, Patty's Liberty Road General Store & Deli (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Adrian and Shannon Edwards (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Stephanie Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Loy (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Stearns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Max Downey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Seufert, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle Hall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jakob Turner (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Corbin (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Gilpin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leona Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millard Carney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ova Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Tiller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Business Birthday, Patty's Liberty Road General Store & Deli, (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floy Cox, Taylor Co., KY (1917 - 2011)< | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackson L. Swears, Taylor Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annabella Marie Laytart , Campbellsville, KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilda Gertrude Foley, Waco, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George-Etta Knight Sullivan, 62, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Jan. 5, 2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Dean Caudill, Casey Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Oakley Phelps, Yosemite, Casey Co., KY (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garry Dicken, Taylor County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John M. Martin, Casey County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Henry Lane, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Harmon, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Ray Wethington, Taylor County, KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Stephens, Russell County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Gene Smith, Russell County, KY (1975-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ina Faye (Redmon) Copley, Columbia, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Walter Gene Hash, 83, Green Co. native (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David James Morgan, 57, Casey County, KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Brenda Lou Caulk Lloyd, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dimple Stalcup Sharp, 89, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Melvin Hixson, Casey Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Joe Perkins, 69, Summer Shade, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmund Pendleton "E.P." Waggener, (1904-1959) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTKentucky Outdoor Painters Society First Annual Plein Air Paint Out. (DETAILS)
All day, July 4th, 2013 in Burkesville, KY. Registration: 8am-9amCT, Bill Guffey Fine Art Studio & Gallery, 500 Public Square, Burkesville, KY.Contact Bill Guffey at 270-406-0189 or email | (ID:22929, Comment)
4th of July Closings: | (ID:22953, 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:23254, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23116, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23148, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays & Thursdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:23234, Comment)
9:00pmCTCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: RE-SCHEDULE for SAME TIME JULY 5, 2013 Adair County Fair & Horseshow: July 4th Fireworks, 413 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY
SCHEDULE/CM - The Adair County Fair & Horse Show Website - (Sponsored) | (ID:23279, Comment)


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