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What will consultant see as he enters Columbia?

Vonnie Kolbenschlag writes:
Re: EDA consultant

Here is something I have read: A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN IS A KEY COMPONENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY. So, what will the consultant see as he enters Columbia?

He'll see: sights in the city limits of vacant - some deteriorating - buildings, uneven sidewalks, old yellow paint flecked cement light post bases from years ago. These are problems that are not only unsightly, but show that the city doesn't know how to improve the town's appearance. So that impacts on economic development. It's money wasted, in my opinion, if the city doesn't do its part.

It is not a downtown we can all be proud of, that might serve as a showplace. It sets the tone for how we see ourselves as a community and how others see us.

A dynamic downtown fosters creativity, entrepreneurship and intellectual stimulation. Some of the small towns near to Columbia have learned that.

--Vonnie Kolbenschlag
Comments re article 61989 CACEDA introduces new EDA consultant

2013-09-17 20:17:55 | Comments | Printable version

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Adair Gun & Pawn moving to former Jr. Food Store

2013-09-17 - 320 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Rob Wilkerson, owner of Adair Gun & Pawn, has recently purchased the former Jr. Foods building at 320 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and is preparing to move Adair Gun & Pawn to the new building within approximately one month. he business is managed by veteran pawn shop operator Dwayne Curry. The relocation is expected to happen within a month or sooner, depending on processing time for licenses. In addition to their main specialty, guns, they buy gold and other general pawn shop related items. The array of guns includes bows and arrows, handguns, target guns, rifles, shotguns, and a specialty line of handguns for women. Hours remain the same for now, 8am-5:30pmCT, Monday-Friday, and 8am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. The phone number is 270-384-7296 (PAWN); Fax 270-384-7297. The phone number is 270-384-7296 (PAWN); Fax 270-384-7297. Paired Photo: See also, old location: Adair Pawn to re-locate near Downtown
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Conway announces arrest of Pine Knot man for Patient Neglect

Alleged patient abuse occurred at Oakwood Manor in Somerset, KY

By Daniel Kemp
News from Attorney General Jack Conway's office

(Tuesday, September 17, 2013) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced the arrest of Coty King from Pine Knot, KY on two counts of knowing neglect of a vulnerable adult in violation of KRS 209.990(2). King, 22, was arrested yesterday at his place of employment, Oakwood Manor in Somerset. Investigators from the Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division made the arrest.

King is charged with enticing one developmentally disabled adult patient at the facility to hit another disabled patient at the facility and recording video of the incident on his cellular telephone.

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2013-09-17 18:34:41 | Comments | Printable version

William (Bill) Peters, Taylor County, KY (1926-2013)

He was a native of Taylor County, KY, the son of the late Arch Peters and the late Bertha Isaacs Peters. His wife of 67 years, Neoma Caulk, survives. He leaves 13 direct living descendants, spanning 4 generations. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, KY. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. He was a retired foreman with the Taylor County Road Department and a farmer.
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William "Bill" Peters, 86, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Campbellsville, died at 2:20 A.M., Monday, September 16, 2013, in Elizabethtown, KY.

The funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. J. T. Rafferty. Burial will be in Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:30amCT/12:30pmET, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2013-09-17 18:09:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Elizabethtown man faces many charges after altercation

By Tpr. Jeff Gregory
News from Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at approximately 3:03amET, Kentucky State Police Post 04 received a call in regards to an altercation at 8738 Bardstown Road. Ryannel Braxton (23), and his older cousin, Jeromey Sandlin (27), got into a physical altercation where Sandlin was struck with a blunt object and suffered lacerations to the head. He then left the residence and after a brief chase was stopped by Tpr. Brandon Brooks on U.S. 62.

Mr. Sandlin was arrested and charged with the following: Reckless Driving, Speeding, Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd, Operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1st, Possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle prohibited, Wanton Endangerment 2nd (Police Officer). He was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Braxton was acting in self defense. The Assault case remains under investigation by Det. Jeremy Mabe. KSP Post 04 was assisted on the scene by Hardin Co. EMS and the Hardin Co. S.O. - Tpr. Jeff Gregory

2013-09-17 17:26:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Adair County Primary Center to Host Open House Tours

By Patty Jones, Principal
Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY

The students and staff of Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY would like to invite the community to come and tour of our new school. We will be hosting an Open House/Tour Event on 5pm-7pmCT, Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Students from the school will be available to give tours of the building during this time. Also, at 6pmCT, members of the Joe Taylor family will be ringing the bell at the center of the school. This is the bell that hung in the Columbia High School and Grade Center many years ago. Mr. Taylor was the custodian who was responsible for ringing the bell at the school each day.

Following the Open House, tours and bell ringing, the September meeting of the Adair County Board of Education will be conducted at 7pmCT, in the ACPC gym.

The Open House and board meeting are open to the public. Patty Jones, Principal

2013-09-17 17:09:27 | Comments | Printable version

Michael Carter, Green County, KY (1959-2013)

He was the son of Vernon "Pete" Carter and the late Carolyn Gowan Carter. He was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of Louisville, KY, at the time of his death. He leaves 11 direct living descendants. He was an employee of Electrical Contruction Management (ECM)
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Michael Carter, age 54 of Louisville, KY passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013.

Visitation will be from 10am-12:30pmET, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Southwest Louisville Chapel 10304 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40272). The funeral service will be held Thursday at 12:30pmET, at the Newcomer Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Gowan Cemetery in the Grab Community of Green County.

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2013-09-17 16:53:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Says plenty of capable people here to hire as consultant


By George Kolbenschlag

I believe the right consultant can do wonders, but only if those on the receiving end take action on the result. In the 26 years I've lived in Columbia I don't even want to try to count the number of studies that have died on the dusty shelves of well-meaning government, committees, councils, commissions and administrations. Nor do I want to think of what those studies have cost taxpayers.

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2013-09-17 15:44:02 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Word of Life church has free fireplace prop

Needs to be out by tonight

Maury Lewis writes
Emergency Freecycle - We need a fast free cycle of a fire place prop made of wood that was used for Christmas decoration at our church one year If you are interested call Maury Lewis 270-634-2092 We need it gone fast, like today. I will send a picture later if it doesn't go tonight. If you want to see it. You can come by Word of life Family Church, 895 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - located beside Taco Bell, there will probably be someone there till 8:30pm-9pmCT tonight, Tuesday, September 17, 2013. You can come to the front or the back. Maury Lewis.

2013-09-17 15:39:19 | Comments | Printable version

Living by Faith in concert, Sept. 22, 2013, at Tabor

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

Living by Faith will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY, on Sunday night, September 22, 2013 at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Patricia Hadley

2013-09-17 15:30:57 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Elizabeth Glover, Taylor County, KY (1936-2013)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected Taylor County, KY, family. She leaves 2 direct living descendants. She professed faith in Christ and was of the Church of God faith. She was an employee of Shoe Sensation in Campbellsville and a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom.
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Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Glover, 77, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 4:11pmET, Monday, September 16, 2013, in Campbellsville.

Funeral service will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Robbie Spencer. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.

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2013-09-17 12:34:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: CM Links for Dakota Meyer Stories

Terry Marselle writes:
I am a high school psychology teacher in the West Hartford (Connecticut) public schools. Every semester we watch the Sunday Morning story on Dakota Meyer via the link you have to this piece. And so I want to say.....please...please...please NEVER take down this link. I very much depend on it. Off-hand, I know of no piece of video (long or short) that conveys PTSD as this incredible story. Thanks.
--Terry Marselle, Hall High School, West Hartford CT 06117
Comments re: Dakota Meyer: A link to the CBS Sunday morning interview video

2013-09-17 12:03:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Marijuana plants and stolen whiskey barrel recovered

Whiskey barrel allegedly stolen from Jim Beam. During investigation of disturbance, KSP also finds marijuana plants in residence in plain view; Greater Hardin Narcotics Force called in; seven plants also recovered.

By Tpr. Jeff Gregory
News from Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - On Monday, September 16, 2013 at approximately 12:05amET, Kentucky State Police Post 04 received a disturbance call in regard to several juveniles attempting to break into a vehicle on Airview Dr. When Troopers arrived they were told by witnesses that several juveniles ran into the residence at 266 Airview Dr.

They were also informed of a whiskey barrel that was in the back of the residence that appeared to be stolen. After attempting to make contact at the residence with no answer they also noticed a marijuana plant in plain view inside the house. At this time the Greater Hardin Co. Narcotics Task Force was called and a search warrant was prepared and executed. In total, seven marijuana plants and a whiskey barrel stolen from Jim Beam Brands Co. was recovered. The juveniles involved were later released to their parents. Trp. Charlie Miller is handling the continuing investigation. - Tpr. Jeff Gregory

2013-09-17 12:02:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

CACEDA introduces new EDA consultant

  • CACEDA introduces new EDA consultant, Steve Garrett, President of Visual Power, Inc.
  • Board hears presentation on Lake Area Foundation by Judy Keltner
  • Color ad for state guide in progress
  • Treasurer Kay Bowman leads discussion on compliance with SPGE (Special Purpose Government Entity)
  • Board discusses developments around community

By Ed Waggener

At it's regular September meeting, 8amCT, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Vice Chairman Dan Antle of the Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority introduced Steve Garrett, CEO of Visual Power, Inc. with whom CACEDA has just signed at three month contract; Garrett's mission is to accomplish the following:
  • Define areas of economic strengths and potential
  • Establish and prioritize entities to explore economic sectors
  • Appoint exploratory teams
  • Clarify the mission, strategies and time lines of exploratory teams
Mr. Garrett will be paid $3,000 per month, plus expenses capped at $1,500 a month, to carry out the mission, for a total of $4,500 per month. The contract commits to $13,500 - three months worth of consultation - which, annualized, amounts $54,000 for the services, if continued after three months.

In addition, the contract calls for him to facilitate, stating, " Steve Garrett will act as a representative on behalf of the Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority to facilitate any building of alliances with economic related prospects.

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2013-09-17 10:22:24 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) TaPs will be closed rest of day due to electrical problems

We will be CLOSED the rest of the day, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, because of electrical problems. Watch "What's Cooking" for the announcement on reopening, soon! We apologize for any inconvenience. - PAM MILLER, for TaP's Diner.

2013-09-17 09:51:54 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Adair Farmers Market, Tues, Sept. 17, 2013 6am-10amCT

Holly Kerns is here, with a great load of fall produce, including pumpkins. Prof. Jeff Scott of Antioch says he's got some of the best apples of the year. Adair Farmers Market, Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY at the Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013 session from 6amCT-10amCT.

By Holly Kerns and Prof. Jeff Scott
  • Holly Kerns, Sano, KY - Pumpkins, Decorative and Eating. Corn. Green Beans. Yellow Crookneck Squash. Zucchini. Potatoes. Turnips. Mixec Greens.
  • Professor Jeff Scott, Antioch, KY - Mutsu's are plentiful today. They're a firm apple with great eating and cooking qualities. They've got a taste between a yellow delicious and a Granny Smith. I've also got those wonderful Melrose apples. And Winesaps, an old favorite for eating and cooking in these parts. And, if you ask, I'll tell you about Henrietta's trip to the Athens County Farmers Market in Athens, Ohio, where the selection is wonderful - the crowds are huge, but they're only open for 2 hours! - JEFF SCOTT.
Any others - we sometimes have late arrivals - will be listed when they call.

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

2013-09-17 06:04:11 | Comments | Printable version

It's TODAY: Adair Schools High Attendance Day!

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

By Shamarie Claiborne
Adair School District Media Publicity Coordinator

The Adair County School District needs parents and community help for an important day TODAY, 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.

If you have a school age child, please make sure he or she comes today. If you don't have a school age child, smile and wave as they pass by in those big yellow school buses - and be extra careful while buses are on the road today - they're are carrying Adair County's most precious cargo - our very future! - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County Board of EducationDistrict / Media Promotions Coordinator

2013-09-17 05:03:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LWC Football ranked No. 24 in latest NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll

Blue Raiders are undefeated on the season. Columbia hospitality may expect another big football crowd in town this coming Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Blue Raider Stadium,
Click on headline for complete story, next game details.

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College football team is ranked No. 24 after receiving 34 votes from national raters in the latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll, NAIA officials announced on Monday.

The Blue Raiders enter the rankings after beginning the season 3-0 with wins over Campbellsville (KY), Reinhardt (GA) and Kentucky Wesleyan.

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2013-09-17 03:40:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, TUESDAY with CM, September 17, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 17, 2013:
With pleasure ahead,
feeling in depths of despair
is hard to maintain.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 17 September 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 735, 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

2013-09-17 03:20:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 17
Happy Anniversary, John and Jeana Pike (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Yates | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Absher (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Denise Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Michelle Corbin (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Edward Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Decker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pete Ragos (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robbie Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sky Hausdorfer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley Burris (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Nona Bess Curry Bennett, Adair Co., KY (1938-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benjamin Joseph Gibson Nauvoo, IL (1985-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Branscum, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Sam (Beater) Neathery, Burkesville, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Ross Thomas, Casey Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Haney, Green County, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elroy Willis, Adair County, KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James R. Roberts, Taylor County, KY (1976-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry Ray Wilson, Taylor County, KY (1962-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Carol Gilbert, 52, Russell Co., KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Thurman Hedgespeth, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allene Hale Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTAdair County Farmers Market open, 6am-10amCT.
Next to Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY. Recurring Event | (ID:24061, Comment)
TODAY is HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY for Adair County Schools. High Attendance Day Details
everyone's help is needed to see that attendance is high this day. Financial incentives are riding on it. - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County Board of Education District / Media Promotions Coordinator | (ID:24234, Comment)
8:00amCTColumbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority. (AGENDA)
Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY Recurring /3rd Tuesday | (ID:24103, Comment)
Constitution Week - September 17-23, 2013 | (ID:24151, 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: Thirty-one (31) 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. Twenty-four (24) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Six (6) 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 Hundred Two (202) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:24240, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry open regular Tuesday (Recurring Event)
Adair Food Pantry 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847 | (ID:23933, Comment)
10:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry | (ID:24243, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Jr. Simpson, Adair County, KY (1932-2013)] | (ID:24229, Comment)
11:20amCTDr. Wesley Rogers in concert/CU Noon Organ Recital/on new Pomplitz organ
At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 429 N Central Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. | (ID:24174, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23978, Comment)
3:00pmCTAdair County Farmers Market open, 3pm-6pmCT.
Next to Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY. Recurring Event | (ID:24065, Comment)
Adair Co. Knife Swap, Regular 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
In the basement of the Masonic Lodge, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Jason Cox | (ID:24105, Comment)
4:00pmCTACES SBDM Council meets in school library
Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:24246, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24007, 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:24049, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:24093, Comment)
6:30pmCTColumbia/Adair Picnic In The Park: Contact for tickets: 270-384-6020
Roadside Park, 2310 Hwy. 55 S Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:24120, Comment)
Revival: Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. | (ID:24247, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Jaycees Reg Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Fairgrounds Pavillion, 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY.-GREG THOMAS | (ID:24083, Comment)


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