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Proud to Be An American, Adair Countian, and a Veteran

Only in Adair County: 'I have been doing PGR rides for 4 years or so and from one end of Kentuckyy to the other. At no time or place have I ever seen every single car stop for a funeral procession... ' - JOE HARE
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By Joe Hare, Patriot Guard Rider
Commander, Columbia VFW Post 6097

It is very easy for any of us to find something to gripe about, especially about our own county. Today I can say I am very, very proud to say I am an Adair Countian.

As a member of the Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders and VFW, we were invited to honor a fallen veteran, Bobby Gene Pike, here in Columbia. As the PGR, we had 26 bikes here to escort Bobby to his final resting place, the Bear Wallow Cemetery.


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2013-08-02 18:55:25 | Comments | Printable version

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Every oncoming car along 10 mile route stopped for procession



2013-08-02 - 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Two of 26 Patriot Guard Riders cross the Square at the outset of a 10 mile route carry U.S. Army Veteran Bobby Gene Pike to his final resting place at Bear Wallow Cemetery. Along the way, PGR member Joe Hare recalls, every single oncoming car stopped to show respect. In four years of escorts, all over Kentucky, he says, it was a first. Adding, "It made me proud to be an American, proud to be an Adair Countian, proud to be a Veteran."
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Roy C. York, Casey County, KY (1933-2013)

He was the son of the late William & Effie Gann York. His wife, Beulah L. Grider York, survives. He leaves 27 direct and three step living descendants. He was a truck driver and Army veteran. He will be accorded military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. He was of the Baptist faith.
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Roy C. York passed away Thursday August 1, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Williamstown, , KY. He was 79.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Monday August 5, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, with Bro. Dennis Morgan officiating. Burial is at Willow Springs Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Visitation is Sunday, August 4, 2013, 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, at the funeral home.


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2013-08-02 16:35:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Traffic: NB 1-65 at Green River Bridge may experience delays

Contract crews will be working at bridge near MP 62 Sun.-Mon., August 4-7, 2013. Alternate routes suggested

By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Elizabethtown, KY

Motorists traveling north on Interstate 65 in Hart County should be prepared for delays Sunday through Wednesday. Contract crews will be working on the bridge over Green River near Mile Point 62, just north of Horse Cave (Exit 58). This work will require reducing the interstate to one lane on approach to the bridge from 7amCT to approximately 6:30pmCT both days.


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2013-08-02 14:19:50 | Comments | Printable version

Likes turn of events for Westlake; commends Board of Trustees

Encouraged things are heading in a positive direction

Carole Thomas

After so much time has passed since the saga of Westlake began, I am pleased to see that the officials have been following through with the investigation of the Westlake dilemma. There has not been anything said for a very long time and we were beginning to think that nothing would ever come of it.

I commend the Hospital Board of Trustees for taking action to save the hospital. I believe that this Board is managing Westlake issues very well and I appreciate their time spent in doing so. Thanks to the Westlake staff for hanging in there and believing that the hospital is worth saving.

We need that emergency room to meet the needs of the critically ill or injured until transports to other facilities can be completed. Today, I am encouraged that things are heading in a positive direction for Westlake. Carole Thomas, R.N. - Carole Thomas


2013-08-02 14:12:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Adam Lairamore joins baseball coaching staff

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson baseball head coach Jonathan Burton announced on Friday that Adam Lairamore will join the Blue Raiders baseball coaching staff for the 2013-14 season.

Lairamore was an assistant coach at Columbia State Community College for the past two years, where he worked with catchers and assisted with hitting instruction. His responsibilities also included organizing conditioning programs, practices, coordinating travel arrangements, and maintenance of the field and equipment.

Prior to Columbia State, Lairamore was an assistant coach for the Middle Tennessee Outlaws, an amateur baseball organization, and spent five years as a student assistants coach at Middle Tennessee State University. While at MTSU, he was a part of the 2009 Sun Belt Conference Championship team that participated in the NCAA Tournament Louisville Regional.

Lairamore received a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from MTSU in 2011.


2013-08-02 12:45:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

ACPC: District taking over 2nd Classroom wing today

Countdown to Start of School in Adair County, KY: 12 Days
Adair Co. Schools Open House Schedules -2013-14 School Year

By Patty Jones, Principal, ACPC

The Adair County School District Maintenance Department is waxing the second of two classroom wings at the new Adair County Primary Center (ACPC) today, Friday, August 2, 2013. Teachers and staff will be able to access the wing, hopefully, on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Everything is on schedule for the school to be ready for the kids on opening day, Wednesday, August 14, 2014.

The Adair County Primary Center Rockets will be ready for lift-off to learning, August 14, 2013 Patty Jones, Principal,Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY.


2013-08-02 11:40:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Fogs in August - Meticulous records of father proved method

Climate change may be affecting system today

By Joyce M. Coomer

Couldn't find what I had posted last year about fogs in August relating to snows in winter. My father kept very good weather records on the calendars. He wrote down each day the temp at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m., whether or not it was rainy and how much rain we received, etc. He also kept a meticulous record of fogs in August.

Fogs were recorded, not only by when they occurred, but the density of the fog and what time the fog burned off in the mornings. Each week of August was roughly correlated to a month or so of winter, which my father generally considered to be from the middle to end of November to the end of March -- what used to be the normal "winter" season in this area. The heavy fogs were predictors of heavy snows, and the longer it took the fog to burn off in the morning, the longer the snow would stay on the ground. Light fogs were predictors of flurries or skiffs of snow that didn't accumulate much or melted quickly. This method of predicting snows and their accumulation and duration was more accurate than the weather forecasts in the newspaper.

However, with the weather patterns so different now than they were 50 years ago, I don't know if this would be as accurate nowadays. - Joyce M. Coomer


2013-08-02 11:13:14 | Comments | Printable version

Crash on Nunn Parkway Westbound near MP 33 (CLEARED)

About Fatality crash closed Westbound Louie B. Nunn Parkway, between Edmonton-Columbia
A report on the crash is expected to arrive soon

By Greg Meredith, Public Information Officer KY Transportation Cabinet, Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, KY. (Aug 2, 2013) – This crash has been cleared and traffic has been restored with all lanes open and the detour removed.


2013-08-02 09:47:04 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Ann Brown clarifies scientific fog in August predictions

Snow does not have to be a heavy snow, but just an actual snow, which could be flurries. When this standard was used, Fogs in August as Prediction of Snows was exact in Taylor County last winter. Not one snow more, not one snow less.

Mary Ann Brown writes:
Doubting Lois, I have always been told that it is not a heavy snow but an actual snow which could be flurries or etc. Last August Campbellsville/Taylor County got 13 fog mornings and we indeed had 13 days that snow fell, might not accumulated but had flurries or some accumulation. First time I ever kept a calendar to watch and see, but at 60 I had to know if this was true or not. --Mary Ann Brown
Comments re article 61052 Doubting Lois thinks the Fog Day Science is Old Wives Tale


2013-08-02 09:33:31 | Comments | Printable version

Barbara & Darrell at Market off Main, Campbellsville, KY today

Farmers Market and Farmers Market on the Square stalwart vendors Barbara Armitage and Darrell Bunnell are at the Market off Main 100 block of S. Court Street, in Campbellsville, KY, today, vending gourmet Adair County produce from 8am-2pmET today. Barbara has tomatoes, green and purple peppers, red and Vidalia onions, and purple onions, blackberries, garlic, farm fresh eggs, and cheese. Darrell Bunnell, of Coview Farms, Coburg, KY has potatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, and Caitlyn Helm's bread.

Both will be at the Farmers Market on the Square tomorrow, Saturday, 8am-12pmCT/9am-1pmET, but customers come as set up time begins, at 6amCT, and, occasionally some vendors sell out before opening and have to return to the fields to replenish supplies.

Barbara said that tomorrow is a huge day. Spiritual Warriors, a favorite, will provide entertainment. Caesar the 230 pound Great Dane puppy dog, now one of the market's star attractions, will be there, testing foods. Last Saturday he tested one of Jay Cox' country ham sandwiches, et it in one bite, and pronounced it excellent. We'll have more for you on the Farmer's Market later today and tomorrow. To be a part of the Saturday Farmers Market on the Square, contact market coordinator Barbara Armitage at 270-250-2979.


2013-08-02 09:12:27 | Comments | Printable version

Flea Market at Jim Blair Center, Aug. 3-4, 2013

There will be an indoor/outdoor Flea Market at Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY, 6am-5pmCT, Saturday August 3. 2013, and 8am-2pmCT, Sunday, August 4, 2013. Indoor booths, $20.00. Outdoor booths. $15.00 Contact: Charlie Crawhorn 270-634-2246. ccrawhorn@yahoo.com

2013-08-02 08:38:19 | Comments | Printable version

Lindsey Wilson Bell has been effective weapon in baseball wars

Comments about: Historic Lindsey Wilson Bell is safe, in storage

By Mike Talley

Just some updated information, the bell was used by the Lindsey Wilson baseball team in the mid to late '90s.

The current cart that it is on now was built so that members of the team could roll out the bell during game days. Every time a home run was hit by LWC, someone would ring the bell.

Opposing pitchers did not like the sound of the bell. Mike Talley


2013-08-02 08:22:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Fatality crash closed WB LBN between Edmonton-Columbia

Detour set up at Exit 47 at Columbia for Westbound traffic to use KY 80 and re-enter the parkway at US 68/80

By Greg Meredith, Public Information Officer KY Transportation Cabinet, Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug 2, 2013) - A two vehicle (fatality) crash in the Westbound lanes of the Louie B Nunn Parkway near MP 33 - approximately 5 miles East of the US 68/Edmonton interchange - has closed the road in that direction. The duration of the closure is likely 2 plus hours.

A detour has been setup for westbound traffic to exit the Parkway at KY 61 (Columbia) to KY 80 and re-enter the Parkway at Edmonton on US 68/80. Also, traffic the queue is being passed through the crash location utilizing one eastbound lane. This will be discontinued after the queue has been emptied.

Motorists are advised to use caution in this area of Metcalfe and Adair Counties.


2013-08-02 08:20:20 | Comments | Printable version

Doubting Lois thinks the Fog Day Science is Old Wives Tale

Lois Cunningham writes:
I will believe it when I see it.

Ed, I have lived in Adair County for 17 years and ever since I moved here I have heard the old wives tale of every day of fog in August is a heavy snow day in winter; in the seventeen years I have been here I can count on one hand the days of heavy snow I have experienced. I think this wives tale has outlived its truism, and I am happy that in my years here heavy snow has been few and far between. Hopefully that will be the case this year too. - Lois Cunningham
Comments re article 61050 Fog is a Factor So far 2 days 2 fogs 2 snows for winter


2013-08-02 08:12:45 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) What's here at Farmers Market, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY

The Farmer's Market at the Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY is open this Friday morning, July 26, 2012, from 6am-10amCT.

Additional, later arriving vendors will be added here when CM notified

By Margie Rooks, Holly Kerns, & Mr. Jeff Scott

Come on out. Right now, at 5:57amCT, Friday, the weather is slightly fallish, crisp and cool. A great day to visit the Farmer's Market. Here's who's here now and here's what they've brought to the market:
  • Margie Rooks, Sano KY - Bell Peppers. Eggplant. Sweet & Hot Banana Peppers. Potatoes: Red. White. Yukon Gold. Cucumbers. Yellow Squash. Two Baskets of Beans. Red, Yellow & Pink Tomatoes. Cantaloupe. Watermelon.
  • Holly Kerns, Sano, KY - Corn. Tomatoes. Tommytoe Tomatoes. Cucumbers. Potatoes.
  • Mr. Jeff Scott, Antioch, KY Two Varieties of Apples - Ginger Gold. Paula Red. Good for Eating and Cooking.
The Adair County Farmers Market proudly accepts Senior and WIC vouchers. For more information, contact the Adair County Extension Service at 270-384-2317. - Nick Roy, Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources


2013-08-02 05:46:24 | Comments | Printable version

Fog is a Factor: So far- 2 days. 2 fogs. 2 snows for winter

The National Weather Service is giving a "fog/mist" now, but it's somewhat of an understatement, Larry Smith, FM 92.7 called to report. "It's thick as brick this morning." He said. "Visibility is less than a mile anywhere between my house in Campbellsville and the drive here at the WAVE studio on KY 80."
"Count them. So far, 2 days in August. 2 Fogs in August. And that means 2 big snows in winter, according to the old timers. If it keeps this up, we're going to have a hard, coldy snowy winter," he said. "Tell everybody reading ColumbiaMagazine this morning to please drive carefully."


2013-08-02 05:22:26 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Yardsales: Nice list this morning with addition at 1:37amCT

Check the updated list of CM YARD SALES Send Yours Today

There were 14 Yard Sales after an addition at 1:47amCT this morning - and another Yard Sale is hangfire pending Street & Number for location; we hope to add it soon. (Yes, there are a lot of folks checking in to CM early in the morning.) We can tell by the email activity. That just means that the sooner your Yard Sale is posted, the more attention it gets. Should additional Yard Sales come in, they will be posted on a Priority Basis.
B The Countdown: School starts in just 12 days - in Adair County School District:
and a large number of parents us CM Yard Sales and CM CLASSIFIEDS

It's easy to post a Free to Individuals Yard Sale ad for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties, KY. Just use any Contact/Submit Button and, if you encounter problems getting the ad posted, give a call at 270-250-2730. We're here to help. Sometimes, if only minor changes, a call, while you're online, can get the change made.

For charges, where applicable, see RATES and TERMS, CM Classifieds/Advertising Effective May 3, 2013:
Rates subject to change at any time


2013-08-02 01:28:59 | Comments | Printable version

Today, FRIDAY with CM, August 2, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 2, 2013:
Always new mishaps,
innocent minds never do
same naughty thing twice.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 2 August 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 689, in progress.

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, July 28, 2013 and a few others from the past week


2013-08-02 01:00:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

(Ad) Fish Fry, Auction at Bloomington Chapel, Sat. Aug. 3, 2013

Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia, KY will be holding another Big Fish Fry and Auction on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

The Menu is:
- Fish Dinner: Fish, Hushpuppies. Coleslaw. Potato Salad. Dessert. & Drink. Just $6
- Tenderloin Dinner: Breaded Tenderloin. Coleslaw. Potato Salad. Dessert. Drink. Just $6
Serving starts at 11amCT and continues until 4pm to 5pmCT. The auction starts at 2pmCT. For carryouts, or to donate to the auction or to the building fund, call 270-634-4469. We hope you'll come out and join us. Folks tell us the food is great, the price is great, and the proceeds all go to a wonderful cause, our Building Funds. - Tony Streeval (Pd. Adv.)


2013-08-02 00:47:54 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 2
Happy Birthday, Ballou twins, Loretta Adams and Juanita McQueary (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaireka Annita Shiley Barnett (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Juanita McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maylee Sky Stone (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Morgan (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Morgan (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mindy Wilkerson (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Missy Renfro | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammy Kassem (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. John Dean, Dunnville, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Lile Kessler, Green Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Matthews Conover, Adair Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Durham, Taylor Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Lee Pittman, Casey Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Allen (Robbie) Long, Green Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew Thomas Lowe, Green Co., KY (1967-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Gosser Melson, Russell Springs, KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kelly Murphy, Casey County, KY, (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Dicken, 59, Glasgow, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Beal , Hustonville, KY (1987-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip (Phil) C. Hudson II, Columbia, KY (August 2, 1966-October 23, 1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Hutchison | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Rosenbaum | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Tommy Lee Smothers, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BirthdayLevi Jared Bennett, Metcalfe Co., KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTAdair County Farmers Market open, 6am-10amCT.
(Ad) Who's Here. What's Here. THIS MORNING
Next to Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY. Recurring Event | (ID:23681, Comment)
8:00amCTMandatory training for substitutes at AC School District. 8am-11:30amCT
Adair County High School Library, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY 42728. | (ID:23550, Comment)
7 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) 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. No (0) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Seventeen (17) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:23719, Comment)
10:00amCTServices in Ohio for Mr. Vincent Scott Barbour, Somerset, KY (1963-2013) | (ID:23574, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Greensburg, KY for Ella Dean Walker Whitlow, Green Co., KY (1935-2013) | (ID:23572, Comment)
Services, Edmonton, KY, for James Jacob Matthew Howling, 24, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. July 30, 2013) | (ID:23575, Comment)
NoonCTVBS, 5pm-8pmCT nightly, July 29-August 2, 2013
at Carrying the Torch Ministries, 415 Wain Street, Columbia KY | (ID:23549, Comment)
Happy Anniversary, Gene & LaVerne Jessee (1963) | (ID:23557, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Mrs. Freda Mace, 58, Taylor County, KY (1954-2013) | (ID:23573, Comment)
Chimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23580, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Bobby Gene Pike, Adair Co., KY (1946-2013) | (ID:23562, Comment)
5:00pmCTServices, Louisville, KY, for Bobbie Biggs, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2013)
(Commital services tomorrow, 10amCT/11amET, in Griffin Cemetery, Taylor Co., KY) | (ID:23569, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23616, 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:23686, Comment)

 




















 
 
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