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Dr. Schneider to create 155 new jobs Russell Springs, KY

Germany-based automotive supplier to invest more than $29 million in Kentucky; Russell Springs beat 69 other potential locations to win new plant
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By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian
News from Gov. Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (Friday, August 8, 2013) - Governor Steve Beshear today announced Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc., a Germany-based automotive supplier, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Russell Springs. The new plant will create 155 full-time jobs and entail a more than $29 million investment in Kentucky.

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2013-08-09 17:25:34 | Comments | Printable version

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Lost Kitty shows up in Gradyville

2013-08-09 - Sneed-Burris Road, Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo Linda Fitzpatrick.
This small male cat has shown up at our house
on Burris Sneed Road in Gradyville. He is very friendly and appears to be a Siamese mix. He is not wearing a collar. If you are missing this cat, please call at 270-634-0772.

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Court Order stops sale of unregistered oil, gas investments

Order lists Clementsville Oil and Gas Leasing, Liberty Oil Leasing, Three Star Leasing, or any entities (Don) Howard may be selling under in violation of Kentucky securities laws.
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By Kelly May, Public Information Officer
News from Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)

FRANKFORT, KY - (Aug. 8, 2013) - The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has taken action to halt the unregistered sale of interests in a series of oil and gas drilling operations in western Kentucky.

DFI has obtained a temporary restraining order from Franklin Circuit Court to prohibit Don Howard and others who may be working with him from selling or offering to sell interests in several oil and gas companies. The order lists Clementsville Oil and Gas Leasing, Liberty Oil Leasing, Three Star Leasing, or any entities Howard may be selling under in violation of Kentucky securities laws. The court found Howard and his companies were selling unregistered securities in violation of the Kentucky Securities Act.

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2013-08-09 17:19:01 | Comments | Printable version

CU offering dual credit for high school students

In six of eight schools, in 5 of 7 CM area counties (bold, below)
The Campbellsville University Dual Credit program is offered at the following high schools: Taylor County, Campbellsville, Green County, LaRue County, Central Hardin, Meade County, Breckinridge County, Allen County-Scottsville, Hart County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Russell County, Boyle County, Casey County, Spencer County, Whitefield Academy in Louisville and Frankfort Christian Academy

By Drew Tucker
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - High school students can get a jump start on their college career by signing up for Dual Credit at Campbellsville University for the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

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2013-08-09 16:35:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Colman Brown, 94, Taylor Co., KY (d. Aug. 9, 2013)

His wife, Helen Skaggs Brown, survives. He leaves 8 direct living descendants spanning four generations
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Mr. Colman Brown, age 94, of Taylor County, KY, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2013 in Campbellsville, KY, at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab.

The graveside service for Mr. Colman Brown, will be conducted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 2pmET/3pmET, at the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow. Bro. Otis C. Skaggs will be officiating. The family family requests visitation 4pm7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Saturday, August 10, 2013, and after 7amCT/8amET, on Sunday at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY.

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2013-08-09 15:10:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New School: State Issues temporary Certificate of Occupancy!

Teachers will be able to access their classrooms at the new Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY, starting at 6amCT, Saturday, August 10, 2013

By Alan W. Reed, Superintendent
Adair County, KY, School District

Please be advised that at 11amCT this morning, Friday, August 9, 2013, the new Adair County Primary Center received a temporary certificate of occupancy following state inspection. The school will be open for teachers to begin setting up their classrooms beginning at 6amCT, Saturday morning, August 10, 2013. Closing times on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for teachers and staff will be determined by the principal.

A team comprised of the Adair County Schools maintenance departments and custodial staff will be on hand all weekend long to assist.

The certificate restricts the occupants to employees only and absolutely no children will be allowed to enter the facility until next Wednesday morning, the first day of school for students.

I wish to thank all parents, faculty, staff and community for the cooperation and patience you have shown during this strenuous process. A very special thanks is also extended to the maintenance and custodial team who went the extra mile and put in long, very hard hours during the process of closing two schools, opening this new facility, moving whole classrooms in or out of Adair County Middle School and Adair County Elementary School.

Sincerely, Alan W. Reed, Superintendent, Adair County Schools. 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728 Phone: 270-384-2476

2013-08-09 14:36:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Two dogs picked up near Duo-County Telecom, Holladay Place

Two dogs were picked up in the area of Duo-County Telecom/Bluegrass Cellular in Holladay Place near Walmart in Columbia. One is a male and the other is a female. One is Anatolian and one is Retriever Mix. - SANDY FORD, director: Green River Animal Shelter, 455 Jim Blair Drive (try also Appleby Drive on GPS), Columbia, KY. Hours: Tues-Sat. 8am-5pmCT/9am-6pmET. Closed Sunday and Monday. Phone: 270-385-9655. email us:

2013-08-09 14:09:17 | Comments | Printable version

Back to School Clothing Giveaway at Columbia Church of Christ

A Back to School Clothing Giveaway will be held from 8am-12pmCT, Saturday, August 10, 2013 , at the Columbia Church of Christ, 501 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY, in the basement of the building. - Krishana Melson

2013-08-09 12:54:36 | Comments | Printable version

2nd Christian and 1st Baptist Back to School Bash Aug. 10, 2013

By Billy Wheat

Second Christian Church and First Baptist Church are having a joint Back to School Bash for the school 2013-2014 School year, 3pm-5pmCT, Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Second Christian Church, 829 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. All are welcome to come by. --Billy Wheat

2013-08-09 11:07:24 | Comments | Printable version

Antioch UMC Back to School Bash is August 10, 2013

See: CANCELED received August 10, 2013

Antioch United Methodist Church, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY (formerly old Hwy 61 South/Burkesville Road), will have a Back to School Bash on at starting at 3pmCT, with a meal at 5:30pmCT,Saturday, August 10, 2013. There will be blow-ups, games, sno-cones, face-painting, and lots of other fun. Bro. Troy Elmore and our youth invite each of you to join us. - Rita Campbell

2013-08-09 10:52:38 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Farmers Market today: What's here, who's here

The Farmer's Market at the Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY is open this Friday morning, August 9, 2012, from 6am-10amCT.
Additional, later arriving vendors will be added here when CM notified

By Holly Kerns

  • Holly Kerns, Sano, KY Cucumbers. Bell Peppers, Red and Green. Banana Peppers, Hot and Sweet. Jalapeno Peppers: Red and Green. Crook Neck Yellow Squash. Potatoes: Red, Wite and Blue. I have a great assortment of tomatoes today. Bodacious Sweet Corn.
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

2013-08-09 08:45:44 | Comments | Printable version

UAW Car, Craft and Antique Show in Somerset August 27

The UAW's 1st Annual Car, Craft And Antique Show will take place in the south parking lot of the Center for Rural Development, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY, 8am-4pmCT/9am-5pmET, Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Admission is free. There will be something for everyone: new cars, vintage cars, antiques, and a great variety of crafts from Kentucky artisians. Wood carvings, furniture, jewelry, goat milk soaps and lotions, hand crafted baskets, wind chimes, bird houses, wooden game boards, crochet items, quilts, books by local authors, nature photography, painted gourds, artist paintings.

The grill will be fired up having burgers ready. Looking forward to have you join us on this fun day -- Lawrence Hamilton, Chairperson, Eastern KY UAW Retired Workers Council

2013-08-09 07:39:04 | Comments | Printable version

Looking for stories of Chance, Harmony School, and Harvey Ridge

Janice Newton Reed writes:
We are writing a book about memories, experiences, living in, going to school or what you have to tell about Chance, KY, Harmony School or Harvey Ridge. We are asking for stories and or pictures. It will be non-profit and be printed and sold only for expenses. We only have a few stories at this time, but they are really good stories.

Please contact:
  • Bobby Morrison: 270-384-3974,
  • Nancy Turner Burton: 270-384-4453,
  • Janice Newton Reed -270- 384-9002,
  • Loretta Lewis Fletcher - Phone-270-378-6129
Other Committee Members: Rebecca Claywell Grant, Brenda Bean Nokes, and Dolphus Lacy. --Janice Newton Reed
Comments re photo 50821 Lonnie W Coomer Harmony School photo

2013-08-09 07:12:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

That Big Tree story: James Murrell suspects it was true

Even though the proportions mentioned are Bunyanesque, research indicates that timber in this area then was huge. And according to no less a forest authority than Billy Joe Fudge that even today some quite huge sycamores remain, particularly around the tributaries of Russell Creek. Sometimes, as in this case which had even Mike Watson wondering - the truth is more fantastic than fiction.

By James Murrell
A most remarkable Adair Countian's grandson

I suspect that this story was very much a true one, My Grandfather Deering Fletcher, who spent almost his entire life living and farming in the Chance, Greenbriar Ridge and Breeding areas, once showed me some old photos of him and six other grown men standing on a Chestnut stump in the logging woods of those areas.

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2013-08-09 06:30:55 | Comments | Printable version

Keepsake from Bliss history: Jack Scott's tobacco setter

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By Bill Wheat

I have acquired a piece of Bliss's history, a tobacco setter, given to me by Kenneth Scott for a keepsake and a conversation piece.
It was Kenneth's father Jack Scott's implement. I helped Jack Scott farm for several years.

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2013-08-09 06:17:08 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Golf: Hailey Taylor leads Indians with 52

Next: ACHS Lady Indians vs. Green Co. High, at Green County Country Club, 158 Golf Course Road, Greensburg, KY, at 3pmCT, Monday, August 12, 2013.

By Natalie Sneed
News from Adair County High School Girls Golf

The Adair County Lady Indians fell short to Taylor County and Campbellsville Thursday, August 8, 2013, at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY. Taylor County shot a solid 169 and Campbellsville shot a 219. The Lady Indians fell short of both teams shooting a 228. Hailey Taylor led the Indians with a 52, Rachel Phipps came in with a 55, Lauren McQuaide shot a 62, and Madison Bell shot a season low 59.

We have to build, get better, and progress throughout the season.

- Natalie Sneed

2013-08-09 05:34:06 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS GOLF: Riley Grant leads Indians to 4th of 20 finish

By Chris Lewis

The Adair County boys golf team traveled to Dale Hollow State Park, 6371 State Park Road, Burkesville, KY, to play in the Dale Hollow Invitational on August 2, 2013. Riley Grant led the way for the Indians as he shot 75. Riley finished 7th overall. Blake Maupin shot a second best 83. Korey Hundley shot a 85. Austin Cundiff shot a 87 and Daniel Rarey shot a 88. The Indians finished tied for 4th out of 20 teams with a score of 330. Somerset won with a team total of 305, Greenwood got 2nd with a team total of 305, and Pulaski shot a team total 325 for 3rd. We played well to be our first tournament. We started to play better after we got our jitters out on the first couple of holes. - Chris Lewis

2013-08-09 05:25:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, FRIDAY with CM, August 9, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 9, 2013:
One cannot expect
to confess when not guilty,
then choose how punished.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 9 August 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 696, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, August 4, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

2013-08-09 04:05:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Epicurean Kentuckian: Sandwich restores her faith in humanity

The Bacon & Tomato on Grilled Cheese. Tomato: Heirloom from Bruce Wilson's Garden
'Yes, tomatoes are a gift from God! Organically grown, heirloom varieties are highly encouraged. You usually don't get perfect-looking red balls, but that IS the perfection of them- they were not bred in a lab, designed to be shipped to groceries. They are lop-sided, tender, and bruise easily, but they are SO delicious.' - TAMI WILSON

By Tami Wilson

Re: bacon and tomato on grilled cheese:

Yes, I've also been eating haloumi cheese, aka "grilling cheese." I slice it into strips about a quarter-inch thick, then put them in a cast-iron skillet heated with a thin coat of oil. It "grills" directly on the surface of the pan, and develops a golden, caramelized crust on the cheese itself.

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2013-08-09 03:58:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Candi Graves will speak at Sparksville Church of the Nazarene

Special music by Kenny Tarter, Greg Reeder, and Michael Corbin

By Cheryl Tarter

Candi Graves will be speaking and sharing pictures from her mission trip to Haiti, on at 6:30CT, Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Sparksville Church of the Nazarene, 9562 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY.

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2013-08-09 03:39:20 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 9
Happy Anniversary, Dan and Marty Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Harmon and Nancy Parnell (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Felicia VanArsdale (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Reed (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Murphy (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Goodson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dawn Reliford (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wilburn Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhtday, Sandra Gosser Lawhorn (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, D. W. Crawley, Jr., Taylor County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Russell, Adair Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis Adams, 89, former resident of Columbia, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maedell Whitlock, Adair Co., KY native (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Bradley Thompson Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leslie (Bill) Ray, Green Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Ruth Lawhorn, Russell Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Curtis Williams, Russell Co., KY(1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Hughes, 92, Flatwoods community (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Vibbert, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle J. Decker, 100 years, Jabez, KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna C. Johnson, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Webb, 58, Kettle, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell King, 78, Liberty, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beula Nell Pickett Jewell, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Wheatley Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Delaine Corbin (Aug. 9, 1939-July 2, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTAdair County Farmers Market open, 6am-10amCT. Recurring Events
Sales area next to Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:23682, Comment)
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: One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (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. Eleven (11) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) 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. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Ten (1-) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:23765, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Edmonton, KY for Roberta Reece Walter, 66, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Aug. 5, 2013) | (ID:23754, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23587, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Margery Mathis Henderson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2013) | (ID:23752, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23624, 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:23687, Comment)


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