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Letter: Lovely Evans Homestead

Paul Patton writes:
The swinging bridge to the Evans homestead near the Casey-Marion County line is the longest one I remember seeing. While I never walked the bridge, I have been royally entertained by the Evans family on several occasions while preaching at the Pleasant Valley Christian Church where they attended. Preachers, more than any other profession, are brought into the homes and hearts of wonderful families who share their very best home cooked meals with them. Such was my experience in the lovely old homestead at the end of this swinging bridge. - Paul Patton
Comments re photo 43937 Scenic Marion Co KY Swinging Bridge near Casey Co line

2013-08-14 21:07:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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2013-08-14 - Adair Co., KY - Photo from Perkins Realty, LLC.
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District reports all Adair students home at 4:30pmCT

Word from the Adair County School Superintendent Alan Reed is that the first day of school for students went extremely well, with all children at home or accounted for at 4:30pmCT.

2013-08-14 16:42:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ADAIR Band announces 2013 Mark Twain Marching Band line-up

Event will assemble largest group of talent in event's history. ADAIR Band Seniors extend special invitation to community to join them for a great day of music
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By Shamarie Claiborne
News from the ADAIR Band

The 2013 Mark Twain Pre-Season March Band Exhibition gets underway at 3:45pmCT, Saturday, August, 24, 2013, at the Adair County High School Football Stadium, at 526 Indian Drive, Columbia KY.

The 2013 ADAIR Seniors would like to officially invite the community to join them for a great day full of music! They are:
Nicole Loy, Kate Durham, Jonathon Burbridge, Kyle Castaneda, Joseph McDowell, Ashley Simpson, Tessa Dewitt. Sydney Bright, Natalie Bryant, Sarah Ferguson, Chloe Cheng, Kimberlynn Carter, Madison Grant, Deziree Kerkes
Admission will be $8.00 per person. The Mark Twain show serves as a major fundraiser for the ADAIR Band and is the official start of the ADAIR season. We hope to see many of you there! - Shamarie Claiborne

2013-08-14 16:26:11 | Comments | Printable version

Geraldine Pennington, Casey Co., KY (1940-2013)

She was a homemaker and member of the St Bernard Catholic Church. She loved her grandchildren, often referring to them as her "sugar babies". She made an impact on all with whom she came in contact. Her husband of over 50 years, Jim Pennington, survives. She leaves 12 direct living descendants spanning three generations.
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Geraldine Pennington , of Casey County, KY passed away Tuesday August 13, 2013 at the University of Louisville Hospital. She was 72.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday August 17, 2013 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 5075 KY 551, Liberty, KY in the Clementsville Community of Casey County, with Father David Carr officiating. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery. Visitation is 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Thursday, August 15, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, and Friday, August 15, 2013, from 1pm-7pmCT/2pm-8pmET, at the funeral home, and will continue Saturday, 7am-9:30amCT/8am-10:30amET, at the funeral home.

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2013-08-14 15:58:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

15 year old hospitalized after July 30, 2013 crash

1989 Suzuki rolls up embankment, rolls over on its top on J. Samuels Road in southern Adair County

From Adair County Sheriff's Department

On July 30, 2013, Adair County Sheriff Deputy Justin Cross was dispatched to J Samuels Road on a one vehicle accident involving injuries. A 1989 Suzuki traveled up an embankment and rolled over on its top. A 15-year-old was taken to Westlake Regional Hospital by Adair County EMS and was later flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where he remains hospitalized due to his injuries sustained in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.

2013-08-14 14:39:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair County Primary Center phone number is 270-384-3367

Number is same number previously assigned to Col. Wm. Casey School

By Phyllis Curry, Instructional Supervisor
Adair County, KY, School District

The phone number for the new Adair County Primary Center is the same number that was assigned to Colonel William Casey. The main phone number is 270-384-3367 and the fax number is 270-384-6668. The 384-3367 number is a rollover line and will ring in on another number if that number is in use. All numbers that were in use at John Adair Intermediate have been discontinued. Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY 42728, ( 270-384-3367. - Phyllis Curry

2013-08-14 13:16:34 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Paul Grider will give testimony at Victory Church

Bro. Paul Grider, Associate Pastor of Caveland Church, Cave City, KY, will give his testimony at Victory Community Church 107 N. Reed St. Columbia, KY at 6pmCT, Sunday, August 18, 2013. Everyone welcome. Contact: Bro. Bill Henson, 270-634-0336 -Trudy Crabb

2013-08-14 13:01:40 | Comments | Printable version

A long career of service to community

Lou Ann Gore Flanagan writes:
Congratulations to Joe! That is a long career of service to his community. --Lou Ann Gore Flanagan
Comments re photo 50916 USPS recognizes Joseph Flowers for 25 years service

2013-08-14 11:11:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Joseph Flowers recognized for 25 years service as USPS carrier

Rosemary Miller, Louisville, KY, Manager of Post Office Operations, makes presentation at Columbia Post Office, 800 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY 42728
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By Randal K. Murrell, Postmaster, Columbia KY 42728

On Friday, August 9, 2013, at the Columbia Post Office, Joseph Flowers was recognized for 25 years of service with the United States Postal Service. Rosemary Miller, Manager of Post Office Operations came to Columbia from the District Office in Louisville KY to make the presentation.

Joe is a Rural Mail Carrier in Columbia and currently delivers mail to more than 500 customers on an 80 mile route that begins on Bull Run Road and winds through a Northeast section of Adair County. - RANDAL K. MURRELL

2013-08-14 09:09:28 | Comments | Printable version

Supt. Reed says 1st Day going smoothly

First day of School for Adair County School District students, August 14, 2013
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The official first ringing of the Adair County Primary Center bell was at 7amCT, this morning, Superintendent Alan W. Reed announced, with Prinicipal Patty Jones doing the honors. The bell, for so many years rung daily at Columbia High School, was brought out of storage to become the art centerpiece in the lobby of the new school. Mr. Reed also commented that the flow of traffic to and out of the campus has been incredibly smooth. "It far exceed all out expectations," he said. So far, he said, everything is in harmony, running like clockwork, with the schools, parents and community in synch to make it a opening day like no other.

It's been a busy morning for Mr. Reed. Earlier this morning, he was a guest with Larry Smith at the WAVE, 92.7 FM radio to announce the historic ringing of the bell, and the opening day activities, and will be in motion today visiting all parts of the campus.

2013-08-14 07:28:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CJE Ann Melton remarks on loss of Jimmy Reliford

Judge asks community to hold the Reliford family in their prayers, as the community mourns the passing of its most famous son
A Quiet will fall over Columbia today for services for Jimmy Reliford and for the long cortege which will carry him Home to Antioch

Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, in closing remarks at the Adair County Fiscal Court meeting last night, reminded all of a great loss to the community - and to the world. "It was a sad day Saturday," she said, "when we learned of the death of Jimmy Reliford." She reminded the court of the economic contributions he had made to the community through his vast business enterprises and the many people he employed. She spoke to, of his humanity. "He was a guy who would give you the shirt off his back," she said.

"We're going to miss him." She asked that the community hold the Reliford family in their prayers.

Services are today, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. There will be eulogies by Dr. Phil Aaron, Craig Higgins and Bro. Bobby Withers. Obituary: Jimmy Reliford, Adair County, KY (1950-2013)

2013-08-14 06:47:28 | Comments | Printable version

Darci Evans: on Evans Farm Swinging Bridge near Bradsfordsville, KY

Bridge is to property which has been in her Evans family for six generations now

Darci Evans writes:
The swinging bridge goes to the old Evans Homestead. Mann Evans was the original Evans owner, but didn't settle the property. Farm has been in the family for over 125 years, I'd say...going on it's sixth generation now.

It's on Highway 49, 5 miles out of Bradfordsville. Told we had the longest bridge in the county. Not sure if it holds any other distinctions. Nice picture and comments...hadn't seen it until today. - Darci Evans
Comments about: Scenic Marion Co., KY: Swinging Bridge near Casey Co. line February 2012 photo by Linda Waggener

2013-08-14 06:15:57 | Comments | Printable version

Jailer Rick Wilson says he doesn't plan to seek re-election

Adair County Regional Jailer Rick Wilson, one of the most popular public officials ever in Adair County, said last night after the August 13, 2013 regular meeting of Adair Fiscal Court, that 37 years in public service is long enough, that he plans to retire after this term. Under his guidance, the jail has shown marked improvements. Whether or not he can be convinced to continue in some capacity wasn't discussed. But it was another reminder that the 2014 elections are fast approaching. And raises speculation about who might be Mr. Wilson's successor, should the decision stand. - Ed Waggener

2013-08-14 06:01:18 | Comments | Printable version

350 enjoy Gradyville Baptist Church Fish Fry

Event Report from Gradyville Overwhelmingly successful event culminates 'Year Long Revival' for congregation bringing new life to a treasured Adair County landmark, the Gradyville Baptist Church
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By Mike Bennett
News from Gradyville Baptist Church

Gradyville Baptist Church fish fry on August 10, 2013 was a huge success. Starting at 2pmCT with children's activities and games, we had well over 100 children attending. The fish fry started at 4 pm and ended at 6 pm with an estimated 350 or more people passing through and being fed. Then the singing started at 6pmCT with a very large crowd enjoying fellowship and being spiritually uplifted in song.

A special thank you is being sent to the congregation of GBC without whom this could not have been accomplished. Also, recognition to Debbie Bennett for coordinating the event. Thanks to the community for coming and thanks to and Ed Waggener who has helped promote this in a big way.

To see something like this grow from a small meal to a very large event is very humbling. CM worded it very well when you described the year long revival that has been happening at GBC.

Thanks to all, - Mike Bennett for Gradyville Baptist Church, Bro. Keith Fields, Pastor. 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY.

2013-08-14 04:16:38 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: Demand attention paid, a sonnet

Demand attention paid
- a sonnet for the birthday of Mark Cabus with thoughts from Lisa Comperry
Someday an ordinary day will come
and change into a day of reckoning.
Unnoticed habits of neglect once dumb
will rouse uncaring heart to dance and sing.

No day is more than other suitable
to recognize past options lost to greed,
to think on present choices mutable,
to dream of warnings waking may not heed.

Each day fills with whatever is at hand
and trivial is always plentiful.
To do the good and helpful will demand
attention paid when heart strings feel the pull.

Eternity forever seen is gift
when caught in images that spirits lift.

- Robert Stone, 13 August 2013
Next earlier Robert Stone poem: Wonder where the days went a sonnet.

2013-08-14 04:04:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, August 14, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 14, 2013:
While any teacher
can teach something one can learn,
not all can inspire.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 14 August 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 701, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, August 11, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

2013-08-14 03:04:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Feese Family will sing Aug. 18, 2013, at Emorys Chapel Church

Feese Family The Feese Family will be singing at Emorys Chapel Church, 1830 Hwy 1952, Columbia, KY, in the Chance community, at 10amCT, Sunday, August 18, 2013. Bro. Pat Smith will be preaching at 6pmCT, Sunday night, August 18, 2013. Bro. Bobby Withers & congregation invite everyone to both services. - Lesa Withers

2013-08-14 02:52:08 | Comments | Printable version

Wants more information on Cocanougher Reunion

T. R. Reid writes:
Are there any pictures of the reunion? I am a Cocanougher living in Texas and would love to attend again- Would love more about the story! - T. R. Reid
Comments re article 60963 2013 Cocanougher Reunion at Perryville KY well attended

2013-08-14 02:45:40 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 14
Happy Anniversary, Darrell West & Melanie Wilson-West (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Angie Burton (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mary Helen and Donnie Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addison Brook Litteral (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alma Rich | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brett Blair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chelsea Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gavin Bloyd (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preston Chapman (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richie Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert R. Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammy Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Wheeler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Wells Miell (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sydney Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Weston Pelston (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitley Eastridge (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Wolford LeFaivre, Adair Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen Cahill, Taylor Co., KY (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zona Moss O'Neill Gradyville, KY native (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Hatcher, Adair Co., KY (1964-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Meeks, Casey Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Waylon Atchley, Jamestown, KY, (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Gilbert, 52, Columbia, KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald E. Wethington, Casey County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Sherwin King, Casey County, KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geraldine Laverne Winchester, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lula Belle Gribbins Bright, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew L. (Andy) Miller, Green Co., KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Calvin Bennett, 70, Russell Co., KY; Adair Co., KY native (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Webster, Taylor Co., KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia McGowan Andrews, 71, Russell County, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald White, 78, Casey Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester (Chet) Pitcock, 69, Marrowbone, KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Blackburn, 54, Summer Shade, KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Marshall Epperson, 65, Adair Co., KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Belle Karnes, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Sallee, 82, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.C. Weddle, Jr. , Casey County, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margretta Thompson, Casey Co., KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richie Janes, 70, Adair County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, lonas Crandle Wray, | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of JW Keltner (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 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: Sixty four (64) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-one (41) 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. Forty-eight (48) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-eight (28) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) 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. No One hundred sixty-one (161) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:23815, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23592, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Virginia Caulk, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2013) | (ID:23795, Comment)
Mark Twain Marching Band Exhibition: 3:15pm-8pmCT Lineup, story photo(s)
at Adair County High School Football Field, 623 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:23818, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Jimmy Reliford, Adair County, KY (1950-2013) | (ID:23783, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Mae Wilson, Russell Springs, KY (1941-2013) | (ID:23791, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:23678, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23629, Comment)
6:00pmCTBro. Pat Smith will preach at Chance
At Emorys Chapel Church, 1830 Hwy 1952, Columbia, KY | (ID:23814, Comment)


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