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Time to quit writing about downtown and do something about it

Lois Cunningham writes:
First of all I want to say I agree with everyone who thinks the Square and the streets entering the Square need lots of improvement. I think the Cuty and County officals need to contact the powers that be in both Campbellsville and Greensburg and ask how they got it done in their towns.

I am not suggesting that all of the improvements be done by tax money; after all the property is privately owned. But I think a combination of owner improvement, volunteer help, by caring citizens, and some help from both the county and the city just might be feasible.

Someone who might be interested in investing in a business here in Columbia would think twice about coming here because they would feel we have no pride in our community.

I think that instead of just talking about it, or in this case writing about it, we should get together to do something about it. - Lois Cunningham
Comments re article 62042 Inquiring minds want to know how Campbellsville did it


2013-09-19 15:59:18 | Comments | Printable version

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Favorite Postcard: West Corner Public Square, Columbia, KY



2013-09-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Eddie & Tiffany Kessler. With all the talk of Columbia's square, we wanted to share our most recent, prized find ~ an antique postcard with a quaint Columbia scene. We were unable find this particular postcard photo in any of the Columbia history books, of course we were looking through them with a 2 1/2 year old Kasey Blue crawling all over us, so we could have missed it. Thanks! - Eddie & Tiffany Kessler
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Says improvements are needed, but taxes pay city bills

Mikki Flowers writes:
I agree we need improvements too but you have to have revenue to do the things that people want. Taxes are what the city has to rely on to pay bills. - Mikki Flowers
Comments re article 62020 Doug Beard Agrees Columbia needs to focus on downtown


2013-09-19 15:11:32 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Marcum...a true southern lady

Comments re photo 51387 Near and too far from Downtown Columbia KY Sue Stivers writes:
Thank you, Ed, for sharing the photo of Mrs. Marcum sitting on the porch. She is truly a remarkable person ... A true southern lady who not only can charm the cats, but everyone she meets. Mrs. Marcum is loved and admired by everyone who knows her, especially me. She always smiles when I tell her "When I grow up I want to be just like you." Sue Stivers - Sue Stivers
Thanks - My feelings, too, about my favorite mother-in-law. Thanks for putting in such pretty words. - ED


2013-09-19 14:05:29 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Adam P. Rogers honored as KY Chiropractor of the Year

He is a second generation chiropractor and his father, Dr. Ronald Rogers of Columbia, KY, received this prestigious award in 1992.
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From Kentucky Association of Chiropractors

The Kentucky Association of Chiropractors (KAC) presented its 2012-2013 awards during the 97th Annual KAC Convention on September 14, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY. The KAC's annual awards are given to outstanding members for their contributions to advancing the chiropractic profession.

The KAC's Chiropractor of the Year Award, its highest honor, was presented to Dr. Adam P. Rogers of Bowling Green, KY.


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2013-09-19 13:58:51 | Comments | Printable version

Creech Carman, Casey County, KY (1933-2013)

He was a farmer, former Casey Co. Magistrate for District 3, member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Middleburg Masonic Lodge #594 and a Kentucky Colonel. His wife, Charlotte Raney Carman, survives. He leaves 10 direct living descendants.
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Creech Carman, age 80, of Yosemite, KY passed away on Monday September 16th, 2013, at St. Joseph East. .

Visitation was held 5pmET. Wednesday, September 18,, 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY. Funeral Services were at 2pmCT, Thursday September 19, 2013 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.


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2013-09-19 13:47:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Inquiring minds want to know how Campbellsville did it?

Maury Lewis writes:
These towns are beautiful and Columbia needs to improve, but one has to ask: Where did the money come from to pay for these improvements? Did the owners of the buildings do anything to help improve the way it looks, or did the city foot the bill for everything? Who paid for the alleys to be improved? They are beautiful. Was some of it donated by a business or several businesses? Was all the work done by contract labor or did the city employees do the work? Inquiring minds want to know. - Maury Lewis
Comments re article 62031 Greensburg Campbellsville have made remarkable progress


2013-09-19 13:29:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair County Girls Golf wins in match with Metcalfe County

By Nancy Taylor
News from Adair County Girls Golf Team

The Adair County Girls Golf Team defeated Metcalfe County on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at The Pines of Lindsey Wilson.

Metcalfe County only had two (2) golfers, but was led by Kennedy Harbison with 54, followed by Kelly Moss, who posted a 57.

Adair County's Hailey Taylor shot a 44, Lauren McQuaide 46, Rachel Phipps 50, and Madison Bell rounded out the team with 51, totaling 191.

Coach's Comments: The girls worked hard and played really well overall for the day. - Natalie Sneed

Next Match: Adair Co. Girls Golf will host Clinton County and Russell County this afternoon, September 19, 2013, at 4pmCT/5pmET, at The Pines of Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, Kentucky.


2013-09-19 13:27:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Consultant money would be better spent making Downtown Safer

By Billy Joe Fudge

Guest Editorial

I submit to you that the $4500 per month spoken of in CM recently would be better spent making Downtown safer, more pleasant, more pedestrian friendly and as seed money toward establishing a private/city/county Downtown Development Organization and Fund. -Billy Joe Fudge


2013-09-19 13:17:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Aunt, Grandmother taught at Yellowhammer

Mary Ann Dowling writes:
My aunt, Rachel Johnson Estes was the teacher in this picture. My grandmother, Enna Burbridge Johnson, also taught at Yellowhammer. --Mary Ann Dowling
Comments re photo 51357 Old Schools Yellowhammer School group photo


2013-09-19 12:33:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Assisted Transportation Systems adding Toyota facility

More jobs for Columbia, KY with homegrown, private economic development
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By Ed Waggener

Rob Wilkerson of Assisted Transportation Systems, LLC, said that the growing company has added a another Columbia site, the Hancock Building on Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, to convert Toyotas to assisted transportation vans.

ATS, whose principals are Rob Wilkerson and his parents, Ken and Linda Wilkerson recently acquired the large manufacturing building, and in a separate purchase, acquired the rest of the corner which formerly was Burton Bros. Service station. Wilkerson did not announce exact plans for that property.



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2013-09-19 07:20:26 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville: Mayor Young has more progress set to happen

Campbellsville's Action Mayor updates community in radio interview about progress underway all over town

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9 the Big Dawg

Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was on the air with me yesterday and announced even more improvements for Campbellsville.

Next to get a Main Street makeover will be West Main Street, which will address the fence around Brookside Cemetery, one of the most beautiful, already, anywhere.

Everyone interested in healthy living and pedestrian safety is thrilled with the relatively low cost changes Mayor Young made on Main Street in the shopping area. Mayor Young announced an even more ambitious sidewalk project, with a sidewalk system all the way from Main Street to Miller Park. A new segment, from Howell Street on N. Central Avenue will extend north to the Park.


In August, Mayor Miller told of changes coming at the former Taylor County Library, which will be made into a Civic Center, and will include a Council Meeting Room.

Campbellsville was a wonderful city before Mayor Young put improvements in high gear. Now it is the talk of Kentucky. - Larry Smith


Video: Campbellsville, by Brent Thompson


2013-09-19 06:17:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Lou Ann Gore Flanagan: Eric Gilbert awesome speaker

Comments re article 62024 Eric Gilbert speaks at CU this week 30 decisions for Christ

Lou Ann Gore Flanagan writes:
Eric is an awesome speaker and if anyone wants to hear the word of God, please visit 3 Trees, 3515 W Hwy 80 Russell Springs. There are two Sunday services 9 and 11amCT. Everyone welcome! --Lou Ann Gore Flanagan
Related: See DIRECTORY of CHURCHES


2013-09-19 05:46:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Governor Beshear breaks ground on new veterans home

Radcliff facility will be Kentucky's fourth state veterans home. The Radcliff Veterans Center will be Kentucky's fourth state veterans home. Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore opened in 1991, and Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard and Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson opened in 2002.

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian

RADCLIFF, KY - Governor Beshear ceremonially broke ground Wednesday, September 18, 2013, on the Radcliff Veterans Center (RVC), a new state veterans nursing home.

"Kentucky's largest concentration of veterans will soon have a place they can get excellent nursing care close to their families and friends," Gov. Beshear said.


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2013-09-19 05:04:04 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Athletics to kick-off Operation Christmas Child Sept. 21

The goal is to collect 10,000 items to stock 600 shoeboxes and send to children in need. The Lindsey Wilson Freshman Year Experience participated in this project last year and was able to send over 500 shoeboxes to children around the world.

By Jay R. Nicols
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Operation Christmas Child is set to kick-off at Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, September 21 when the Blue Raider football team hosts Pikeville (Pikeville, KY) at 1:30pmCT at Blue Raider Stadium, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.

Collection boxes will be located at the entrance of the stadium where people can donate items such as toys, clothing, school supplies or personal items for children age two to 14. The items will then be placed in shoeboxes and sent to needy children worldwide.


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2013-09-19 03:57:27 | Comments | Printable version

Judge Melton doing well; should be able to come home soon

Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton was admitted to University Kentucky hospital Tuesday night, September 17, 2013, with high blood pressure and chest pain. Tests Wednesday ruled out heart attack, according to family members, who feel that she'll be able to come home soon.

2013-09-19 03:42:43 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville University has Salamanca speak at KHIPP event

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By Kasey Ricketts

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY- The United States Constitution is one of the shortest documents, and that is why Dr. Paul E. Salamanca, Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, believes it works so well. Salamanca spoke at Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) "Constitution Day" Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in the Banquet Hall of the *Badgett Academic Support Center.


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2013-09-19 03:24:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Greensburg, Campbellsville have made remarkable progress

Greensburg a downtown delight; Campbellsville moving in right direction

By Jon Halsey

Had occasion today to travel thru Greensburg by way of Campbellsville, Wednesday, and I am in complete agreement with Vonnie (Kolbenschlag) and Doug (Beard).

Those two cities have made remarkable progress.

Greensburg in particular is a downtown delight and I'm sure Campbellsville will keep moving in that direction.

I have no idea what spurred Greensburg or, rather: is/was always so picturesque. But I am familiar with Campbellsville Renaissance . It was primarily leadership and vision between the governing bodies and local business owners who in turn have joined together to create rapid and positive change.

- Jon Halsey, Knifley, KY

About: What will consultant see as he enters Columbia? AND Doug Beard: Agrees, Columbia needs to focus on downtown


2013-09-19 03:03:13 | Comments | Printable version

Comment on Eric Gilbert at CU. So glad 30 came home

Maury Lewis writes:
Praise The Lord, some more brothers and sisters in the Lord. We welcome you to the family, so glad you came home. - melewi
Comments re article 62024 Eric Gilbert speaks at CU this week 30 decisions for Christ . Story by Linda Waggener, Campbellsville University


2013-09-19 02:25:51 | Comments | Printable version

Epicurean Critique: Chocolate Cherry Devils Food Cake

Jon Halsey writes:
OH MY GOODNESS !

All that's missing is a TALL frosted pitcher of ice cold milk.

And to think that I came back from Greensburg today thru Columbia and didn't drop in.

Knifley. --Jon Halsey
Comments re photo 51380 Epicurean Kentuckian ChocolateCherry Devils Food Cake


2013-09-19 02:22:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Have You Finished It Yet Book Club meets at ACPL

Now reading "The Cookbook Collector." For October, the book selection is "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

By Ernestine Bennett

"Have You Finished It Yet?" book club will meet Thursday September 19, 2013 at 4:30pmCT, at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg St. Columbia, Kentucky. This month's selection is "The Cookbook Collector" by Allegra Goodman. For October we will be reading "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella. If you would like to join our club you can call the library for more details at 270-384-2472 and ask for Ernie or Lee Ann. - Ernestine Bennett


2013-09-19 01:23:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Today, THURSDAY with CM, September 19, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 19, 2013:
Spoken intentions
must sound as if we mean them,
not as if habit.
--Robert Stone, Thirsday, 19 September 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 737, 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


2013-09-19 01:16:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Agrees on need for improvements in Downtown Columbia

Marsha Walker writes:
I agree the city needs improvements in the downtown area. Just pretend you are a first time visitor. Take a close look at each building around the square and two or three blocks out each exit street. Some look great, but it's a real shame we have to view the others every time we pass through town. It will not be an easy task, but I hope needed changes will be made in the near future. Our city would be much more appealing to residents and visitors alike. The appearance of the downtown area speaks volumes about our community pride. - Marsha Walker
Comments re article 62020 Doug Beard Agrees Columbia needs to focus on downtown


2013-09-19 01:12:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Lindsey Wilson Soccer/Women defeat Campbellsville 5-1

Five Blue Raiders score in the win: Ayaki Shinada, Jessica Ralph, Renee Hurd, Emilia Jonsson, and Natasha Gensetter
Click on headlinen for complete story

By Chris Wells

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team defeated Campbellsville University 5-1 on Wednesday night, September 18, 2013, at *Ron Finley Stadium in Campbellsville.

No. 1 Lindsey Wilson improves to 6-1-0 on the season and opens Mid-South Conference play with a win.


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2013-09-19 01:06:50 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 19
Happy Anniversary, Joe & Margo McInteer McCullough (2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eldon and Cindy Hudson Burton (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Ollestad | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billie Kay Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carlee Page (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Parnell (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gennie Watson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harold Nix | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Nelson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeannie Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Birdwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Theril Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Davenport | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley Melson (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Davis, Taylor Co., KY (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie D. Price, Casey County, KY (1941> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Whited Carman, Casey County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald R. Martin, Sr., Casey Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hester Wade, 84, Russell Co., KY native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Marie Thurman Carter, Burkesville, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dottie C. Booker, Adair County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethel Taylor, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Wayne Barrett, Russell Co., KY (1956-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dawn Atkinson, Green County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melody E. (Mitty) Simpson, 57, Russell Co., KY (1956-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandy Greene from Indiana (1959-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTConstitution Week - September 17-23, 2013 | (ID:24153, 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: Fifteen (15) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-one (31) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eight (8) 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. Six (6) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Five (5) 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. No (0) 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:24271, Comment)
9:00amCTLWC Cycling at USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships, Sept. 19-21, 2013
Starts at 9amCT/10amET at Velodrome 7-11 Olympic Center, 250 S Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 | (ID:24268, Comment)
10:00amCTService, Campbellsville, KY, for Mary Elizabeth Glover, Taylor County, KY (1936-2013) | (ID:24256, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23980, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Everett Lewis Perkins, Buffalo, KY (1938-2013) | (ID:25841, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Co. Girls Golf will host Clinton County and Russell County
at The Pines of Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, Kentucky. | (ID:24274, Comment)
4:30pmCTHave You Finished It Yet Book Club discusses "The Cookbook Collector
at Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:24270, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24009, Comment)
6:00pmCTMen's Soccer: Lindsey Wilson at Campbellsville University
at Finley Stadium, 204 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:24192, Comment)
Unbeaten Lindsey Wilson Volleyball team at St. Catharine College (Related Story )
at Lourdes Hall, 2735 Bardstown Road, St. Catharine, KY (Just N of Springfield, KY | (ID:24263, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Sparksville Church of the Nazarene Sept 18-22, 2013 | (ID:24166, Comment)
Trinity UMC Youth Revival - Kellis Booth speaking. (Speaker Schedule)
2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, Kentucky 42728, United States, Phone: 270-384-3259. | (ID:24254, Comment)
7:00pmCTThis meeting has been RESCHEDULED to September 26, 2013; Venue Change to Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col Casey Drive, Columbia, KY
Adair County School Board regular 3rd Thursday meeting (Watch here for link/AGENDA)
Adair County Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.(Recurring Event)
| (ID:24101, Comment)

 





















 
 
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