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CU Community commits over 400 volunteers to cleanup

Big turnout for 27th Annual Volunteer Green River Lakeshore Cleanup
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By Jordan Alves and Courtney Drury
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Campbellsville University and the CU Athletic Department are very familiar with community service projects. Every year, there are three to four events each team will donate its time and money to to assist people in the community and even children across the world.

On Saturday September 14, 2013, every CU team that did not have a scheduled game spent its Saturday morning and part of the afternoon partnering with the US Army Corps of Engineers, on the banks of Green River State Park for the 27th Annual Volunteer Lakeshore Cleanup.

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2013-09-16 14:32:08 | Comments | Printable version

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CU Cheerleaders participate in Green River Lake cleanup

2013-09-16 - Green River Lake - Photo from Campbellsville University. Campbellsville University Cheerleaders Almanda Alsbrooks and Shelly Dewar were part of a 400 member contingent from Campbellsville University Athletics Department which participated in the Green River Lakeshore Cleanup Saturday, September 14, 2013. Photo from: Kasey Ricketts, Courtney Drury and Jordan Alves, Campbellsville University
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Wants to know when code enforcement board meets

I would like to know when the mayor appointed members of the code enforcers are going to meet and what their duties are. Also, I am sure their meetings will be open, right? Vonnie Kolbenschlag

2013-09-16 13:54:35 | Comments | Printable version

AC School Board meeting rescheduled. Venue: ACPC

Public Notice
This is official notification that the Regular School Board Meeting that is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2013 has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7pmCT. This meeting will be held at the Adair County Primary Center Gymnasium. This meeting is considered a Special Regular School Board Meeting due to the change in date/location. The public is invited to attend. Becky Bailey, Administrative Assistant, Adair County School System

2013-09-16 12:51:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Victory Community Church will host Friendship Choir

Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street (Google Map), Columbia, KY will host, Friendship Youth Choir, Wednesday evening, September 19, 2013 at 6:30pmCT. This is a Choir from all over South Central Kentucky made up of youth from 2-18 years old numbering 40 or so. Everyone welcome. Contact Bro. Bill Henson-270-634-0336 - Trudy Crabb

2013-09-16 12:19:51 | Comments | Printable version

Cordell Garner, Russell County, KY (1920-2013)

He was the patriarch of a large, distinguished Russell County, KY, family. His wife, Ovalene Antle Garner, survives. He leaves 18 direct living descendants spanning three generations. He was a farmer, a Veteran of th US Army serving in WWII and was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church
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Cordell Garner, 93, of Jamestown, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center, in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Cordell Garner will be 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday September 18, 2013 at the Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 999 Hwy 1058, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. David Brown, Bro. Roger Garner, Bro. Jesse Jewell, and Bro. Steven Willis officiating. Friends may call after 4pmCT/5pmET, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, and after 9amCT/10amET, Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery.

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2013-09-16 11:32:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Reba Bybee, Adair County, KY (1945-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a member of a respected local family. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lissie Burton. Her husband, Billy Bybee, survives. She leaves 11 direct living descendants. She was a member of Columbia Church of Christ and a retired factory worker of Fruit of the Loom.

Reba Bybee, 68, of Columbia, died Monday, September 16, 2013 at 2:25amCT, at Glenview Health Care in Glasgow, KY.

The funeral service is, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation is after 9amCT/10amET, Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

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2013-09-16 11:12:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Never had nicer teacher than in 1st Grade at Yellowhammer

Dave Rosenbaum writes:
My first 6 years of school was at Yellowhammer. First grade teacher was Allene Aaron. I later attended a tolerable bit of schooling but I never had a nicer teacher than this fine lady. --Dave Rosenbaum
Comments re article 61964 Old School Houses - Yellowhammer School

2013-09-16 11:04:35 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS SBDM meets Monday afternoon

Adair County High School's regularly scheduled SBDM Council meeting is Monday September 16, 2013 at 4pmCT/ in library, Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. 270-384-2751. - Troy Young, Principal

2013-09-16 11:00:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KSP Post 15 will conduct traffic checkpoints

COLUMBIA, KY - The Kentucky State Police, Post 15, Columbia, which provides coverage for Washington, Marion, Taylor, Casey, Russell, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, Cumberland and Adair counties will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

2013-09-16 10:37:27 | Comments | Printable version

Link to Dakota Meyer Washington Post Op/Ed article

There's an article in the Washington Post online which should be of interest to Adair Countians, at United States does disservice to Afghan translators by Columbia's Dakota Meyer, co-authored by Bing West.

2013-09-16 09:07:46 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Board finally accepts sewer grant, super loan package

  • Merger of Columbia Utilities and the Adair County Water District can now be completed. Five lift stations, a new press at the Columbia Wastewater Plant, Lindsey Wilson Water Tower repainting are included in the work.
  • Rate increase of 25% in minimums - a high percent but teeny amount in real dollars - approved to comply with PSC requirement that sewer department cashflow its operations. Raise first in 12 years
  • Wastewater Plant Superintendent James "Bo" Murphy to retire at the end of March, 2014.
  • Downtown project within days of conclusion
  • Bad and good news on those water breaks in Columbia water mains

By Ed Waggener

Wastewater handling dominated the September 2013 regular meeting, with news of the pending retirement of James "Bo" Murphy as the utility's Wastewater Treatment plant, and a vote to finally accept a $2.5 million package of mostly grants with a small portion of 1%, 40 year loan, to get some badly needed sewer improvements underway.

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2013-09-16 08:18:38 | Comments | Printable version

Parents, community reminded: Tuesday is High Attendance Day

Click to Adair Co. competing Sept. 17, 2013 in High Attendance

The Adair County School District needs parents and community help for an important day tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 which is "High Attendance Day" for Adair County. The District needs everyone's help to see that attendance is high this day. Financial incentives are riding on it. - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County Board of EducationDistrict / Media Promotions Coordinator

2013-09-16 07:53:29 | Comments | Printable version

Glasgow Musicale presents: Best of the Barrens Showcase

The program is free and open to the public. Silent auction will be included
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By Sam Terry

The Glasgow Musicale will present the "Best of the Barrens" Talent Showcase, at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Glasgow's First Christian Church, 1100 N. Race Street, Glasgow, KY.

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2013-09-16 05:50:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

2013 Adair County Fair Floral Hall results

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Received August 29, 2013; Posted September 16, 2013

By Kelli Bonifer

The Adair County Extension Homemakers would like to thank everyone who helped us to present Floral Hall during the 2013 Adair County Fair. We thank the VFW, the Jaycee's, all the volunteers who helped at the Hall, and all our judges who gave of their time and expertise. Most importantly, we thank all those people who brought entries to Floral Hall. The results are as follows:


2013 Best of Show Awards: - Quilts, Meredith Hopper; Textiles, Betty Conn; Canning, Phyllis Patterson; Foods, Betty Conn; Stitchery, Bev Robb; Knitting & Crocheting, Marsha Pritchard; Flowers. Betty Conn; Creative Crafts, Rhonda Wilson; Art, Eileen Daniels; Photography, Megan Coomer; Professional Photography, Carri Peterson; The Gracious Years, Eva Wilkinson; Field Products, Diana Campbell; Garden Display, Becky Davis; Best Cake, Shirley Reliford; and Best Pie, Betty Conn.

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2013-09-16 03:07:07 | Comments | Printable version

Ag/Link in the news: Grape production at risk with herbicide drift

Grape production in Adair County has often been mentioned as a new source of income for family farmers. An article in yesterday's Waterloo, Iowa, Marshall County Courier tells how herbicides can cause bizarre and undesirable malformations in grape plants. State's grape crop at risk from herbicide drift.

At least one prospective grape producer, a long established farmer in Adair County, has related that in his extensive research into possible grape production was ended after finding that herbicides use in Adair County would make grape production impractical.

2013-09-16 01:54:46 | Comments | Printable version

Melinda Vetter will teach September AC Garden Club meeting

Class about soaps made with natural ingredients

Melinda Vetter, local soap-maker, will teach the Adair County Garden Club monthly meeting at 1pmCT/2pmET, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at in the Chamber Building basement, 201 Burkesville Street, (Google Map) Columbia, KY. 42728.

The speaker is a local artisan with Luxury Bath and Body Products. Melinda will be showing us the art of making soap using all natural products. Contact: Donna Jones at 270-634-2125. --Donna Jones

2013-09-16 01:03:19 | Comments | Printable version

Robert S. Clark, Taylor Co., KY connection to Tennessee

Robert Stone remembers him as intellectual preacher at Shop Spring Baptist Church, Tennessee, where Mr. Stone was pianist during part of Dr. Clark's ministry there.
I didn't make the connection back in April but Dr. Clark was pastor of Shop Spring Baptist Church back about 1960. I think I was playing piano for services during part of his time there. Shop Spring is a little place between Lebanon and Watertown, Tennessee, where I lived from 1946 until 1952. Shop Spring Elementary was a well-known school right across the road from the church. Its long-time principal, Mary Smith, was known for teaching English grammar. The school closed many years ago. We had a reunion at the church today and I saw Dr. Clark's photograph on the wall. He was considered a very intellectual preacher, quite a contrast to the previous pastor, Claude McAdams, who was known for his folksy appeal. - Robert Stone
Comment about>Dr. Robert S. Clark, Taylor County, KY (1931 - 2013)

2013-09-16 00:48:02 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, September 16, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 16, 2013:
After facing fears
sprung from one's own fantasies,
commonplace calms stress.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 16 September 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 734, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns, Extraordinary News
Mostly from Sunday with CM, September 15, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

2013-09-16 00:39:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Fire destroys residence on Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY

By Donald Hare

The Adair County Fire Department responded Sunday afternoon, September 15, 2013 at 12:30pmCT, to a residence at 798 FairPlay Road home was owned by Robert and Carol Bryant and was destroyed by fire. There were 18 firemen on the scene for 2 hours and the origin of the fire is still under investigation. - Donald Hare, Public Affairs Officer, Adair County Fire Department

2013-09-16 00:37:50 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 16
Happy Anniversary, Paul and Janet Novielli (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Doss (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Kelly Doss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christine Rice (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davis Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald R. Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Chandler Wisdom | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eddie Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Grigsby (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.D. Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Quinn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerri Jeffries | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Mary Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robyn Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Bradshaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tommy Joe Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tommy Young | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Allene Kelsay Robertson, Adair Co., KY, native (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Burton, Taylor Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bentley Scott Rood, infant, Taylor Co, KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Gladys Susan Berry Pruitt, Green Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laura Ella Sharpe, Adair County, KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Peggy E. Bishop, Green Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Peggy E. Bishop, Green Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Hoosier, Taylor Co., KY, (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Wayne Howard, Breeding, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Davidson Burton, Adair County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Morgan, Casey County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Jim Wesley, Columbia, KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Gifford, Casey County, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Jean Scott, 76, Burkesville, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Merle Cox, Taylor County, KY (1936 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Moss Marcum, Adair County, KY, Green County, KY native (1916-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delmer W. Lee, Creelsboro, Russell Co., KY native (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Bjalobok, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2015)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arlo Johnson, 75, Russell Co., KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Coffman, Casey County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Phillip Harper, Monroe Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Wright, 76, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur (Art) Bean, Glensfork, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Billy Lucian Squires, 73, Green Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian Kelly Doss, 46, Columbia, KY (1969-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Richard Perkins, Taylor Co., Adair native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessica Harpin, 33, Casey County, KY (1982-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diann Long, Casey Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Dale Parke, 47, Metcalfe Co., KY (1969-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice Burton Cowan, Adair County, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Greer, 60, Clementsville, KY (1957-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, September 16, 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 eight (48) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Thirty (30) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) 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. Fifty-four(54) 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. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three hundred nine (309) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One hundred eleven (111) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:24232, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Rev. Samuel Carl Holmes, Taylor Co., KY, (1927-2013) | (ID:24218, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23977, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Casey County, KY for Shelby Durham Roy Newman, 75, Casey Co., KY (1937-2013) | (ID:24206, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Co. High School SBDM meets at 4pmCT, each 3rd Monday
In the conference room at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr. Columbia, KY | (ID:24102, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24006, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival: Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. | (ID:24249, Comment)
10:59pmCTRevival at Free Union SBC started Sept. 15, 2013 and continues until ???
at Free Union Separate Baptist Church, 4600 Sano Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:24115, Comment)


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