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LWC Football drops to No. 17 in latest NAIA Top-25 Poll

Blue Raiders suffered first loss of the season Saturday

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson football team fell three spots in this week's NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, officials announced Monday, October 7, 2013.

The move from No. 14 to No. 17 comes after the Blue Raiders lost to No. 2 University of the Cumberlands (KY) 52-45 on Saturday, October, 5, 2013.

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2013-10-07 19:30:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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CU Office of University Communications

2013-10-07 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney. CU photo. Normally behind the cameras, the CU Office of University Communications staff and student crew stopped for a quick group photo by Calen McKinney before heading to stations downtown for the parade and across campus for all the pre-game activities at Homecoming 2013. From left, front row, are: Drew Tucker, Jose Soriano, Lucas Pennington and Austin Yates . Back row, from left: Linda Waggener, Rachel Decoursey, Joan McKinney, Vicky Ye Wei, Kasey Ricketts and Bethany Thomaston. Students not pictured are Emily Campbell, Yvonne Matheas and Samantha Stevenson.)
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Ronald McDonald House speaker to address Chamber

The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11:45amCT, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the Chamber Building, (lower level) 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, for their monthly meeting. The speaker will be Hal Hedley, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana. Corporate Sponsor of the month will be McDonalds of Columbia/ A catered meal for $9.00 will be served. Luncheon reservations are to be made by Friday, October 11, by coming to the Chamber or calling the Chamber office at 270-384-6020. All chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend. - Sue Stivers, Executive Director

2013-10-07 16:34:30 | Comments | Printable version

Victory Church Alcohol, Drug Outreach will meet Fridays

Meets weekly

VCC-ADO (Victory Community Church-Alcohol, Drug Outreach) meets each Friday at 6:30pmCT, at Victory Community Church, 107 Reed Street, Columbia, at . VCC-ADO is weekly outreach program for anyone or knows anyone battling alcohol, drug, or any addiction. Weekly recovery speakers and testimony. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Dwan Hadley at 270-384-5151 or 270-566-3292.

2013-10-07 14:25:47 | Comments | Printable version

KY Historical Society marker to commemorate Cherokee influence on state

Rita Coolidge will be the featured speaker
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By Becky Riddle

FRANKFORT, KY (Oct. 7, 2013) -- The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate the role that Cherokee played in Kentucky at 10amCT/11amET, on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Lincoln County Courthouse, 101 E Main Street in Stanford, KY.

Chiefs Oconostota, Attacullaculla and Sewanooko signed the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals in 1775, which relinquished the Cherokee claims to most of present-day Kentucky. It was the largest land cession in the history of the frontier up to that time and led to the settlement of Forts Harrod, Boonesborough and Logan's Station.

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2013-10-07 14:13:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013)

He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church, and was owner and operator of Petty's Supply and Petty's Body Shop. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of rhe late Olzy & Hulse Campbell. His marriage to Jeanetta Turner Petty, who survives, endured 58 years. He was the patiarch of a large highly regarded Adair County family. He leaves a total of 10 direct and step descendants.
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Elmo Nell Petty age 76 years of the Flatwoods community Columbia, KY passed away Sunday October 6, 2013 at 2:53amCT at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Lonny Karnes and Bro. Larry Wisdom the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 12pm noon CT, Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

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2013-10-07 13:57:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mr. Gary Lee Akin, Green Co., KY (1946-2013)

He was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of Charleston County, SC, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late James Booker Akin and Mary Elizabeth Sullivan Akin. He leaves 4 direct descendants. He had made a profession of faith in Christ. He was retired Information Security Management for the Department of Defense, was currently a Defense Contractor, a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Navy, a Mason in Arlington, Virginia, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the V.F.W.
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'Mr. Gary Lee Akin,66, of Virginia, departed this life on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the East Cooper Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

The funeral services for Mr. Gary Lee Akin will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 525 Temperance Road, Greensburg, KY with burial to follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation is requested from 2pm-7pmCT/3pm-8pmET, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, and from 7amCT/8amET, until 12:30pmCT/1:30pmET, Wednesday at the funeral home.

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2013-10-07 11:06:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Night hunting for coyotes now allowed

No limit, day or night
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By Steven Dobey
From Kentucky Fish & Wildlife

Frankfort, KY - Hunters may now pursue coyotes at night. New regulations allow hunters to use a shotgun to take coyotes at night year round. Lights or night vision equipment can only be used from February 1 through May 31.

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2013-10-07 10:39:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Agrees: Open, frank discussions prevent misunderstandings

Charles Marshburn writes:
Well said, Mr. Halsey! There are a lot of folks both new and not new to the county that agree with you completely. --Charles Marshburn
Comments re article 62516 Opinion Open frank discussions prevent misunderstandings sd

2013-10-07 10:21:06 | Comments | Printable version

Sheriff's Cruiser Hydroplaned on slick Holmes Bend Road

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By Ed Waggener

Sheriff Harrison Moss said that the ACSO Cruiser involved in the mishap Sunday afternoon, October 6, 2013, on Holmes Bend Road in Adair County, hit a patch of water, hydroplaned, and the driver, Lake Patrol Deputy Josh Durbin, lost control and hit a utility pole. Fortunately, he said, Deputy Durbin sustained only a minor scratch.

"It was a combination of very days of dry, hot weather which let oil ooze to the top of the road, which made for a very slick surface with all the rain we had just before the accident."

The cruiser, he said, is nearly ready to retire, anyway. "It's a seven years old and has 160,000 miles on it," he said. Kentucky State Police Post 15 Trooper Justin Phillips investigated the incident.

2013-10-07 10:05:43 | Comments | Printable version

Cane Valley Baptist homecoming is Oct. 13, 2013

Bro. John Chowning will be guest preacher

Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY will have homecoming Sunday, October 13, 2013, starting at 10:30amCT. Bro. John Chowning will be preaching, there will be a potluck meal and The Lindsey family will be singing following the meal. Pastor Bro. Mike Woodrum and congregation invites everyone. - Mrs. Connnie Young

2013-10-07 09:06:10 | Comments | Printable version

Comment: Columbia/Adair Co. much better community than most

'All communities face difficult issues, it is how those issues are resolved that make your area a much better place to live than many other parts of our state.' - ED HEUSTIS

By Ed Heustis

I am not a member of your community although I read your paper daily. I have observed that in many communities people would much rather gripe than get involved. If they get involved they have to do something other than sit at home and complain. I have been in your community many times and Columbia/Adair County is so much better than most others. All communities face difficult issues, it is how those issues are resolved that make your area a much better place to live than many other parts of our state. - Ed Heustis

Thanks - What a wonderful comment. Thanks so much. I've always found that, in private, most people agree on so many goals, and when they actually realize that, public discourse becomes much more civil and productive. - Ed Waggener

2013-10-07 08:53:44 | Comments | Printable version

Robotics links: MIT's amazing transforming robot

See Also: Wikipedia entry/Robot with possibly more than most would ever want to know about Robots.

Here's a robot we've all been waiting for: Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots in MIT news. This one is for folks who'd like one robot who can multitask - make itself into a Mountain Feist to sic onto a groundhog, fly as your personal drone to spy on enemies, or say, "Robot, make the coffee," and it transforms into the butler you've always wanted.

But other robot choices are on the way. Boston Dynamics has a four legged one which runs, leaps and gallops. It's their "Wildcat." Since CM probably won't be able to buy a whole lot of robots, we'll probably pass on the Wildcat and go for the multi-tasking MIT self assembling one. Still, we'd love to have a pet "Boston Robotics Wildcat. Boston Robotics Wildcat YouTube Video - ED WAGGENER

2013-10-07 08:18:16 | Comments | Printable version

Opinion: Open, frank discussions prevent misunderstandings

A clarification on earlier comment: 'I agree wholeheartedly that the current Hospital Board is excellent and we are fortunate to have such dedicated and experienced talent in such a small community.' - JON HALSEY
Comment re: A CM response to critics of the court, hospital leadership

By Jon Halsey
Personal Commentary

I couldn't agree more with your comment: "...needs to be discussed,...".

There are too many serious issues in our community that continue causing unrest because we don't want to be seen as "impolite" or confrontational in bringing them up.

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2013-10-07 07:42:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Heavenly Heirs at Tabor Community Church

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

The Heavenly Heirs from Glasgow, KY will be in concert at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, Ky, on Sunday night, October 13, 2013 at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Patricia Hadley

2013-10-07 06:59:43 | Comments | Printable version

A little lesson learned from the Garnett House

Its trusses were of wood which resisted termites
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An observer told us that those trusses showing in the photo of the Garnett House were built from old-growth hardwood trees that were much more disease and insect resistant than any wood found today.

The writer said that when a house in her family was inspected for termites, the exterminator said 'This wood's too hard...termites can't bore through it!"

And the Garnett house was built about 45 years before that one!

2013-10-07 06:23:51 | Comments | Printable version

Birthday added early today is reminder to send yours today

Another birthday was added in the wee hours this morning, Monday, October 7, 2013.

It was so easy to add on the same day that we wanted to encourage everyone who spots an omission in our list of Birthdays Anniversaries, and In Memory Birthdays in the 7-County area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Russell and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky to submit today!

Send using any Contact/Submit button. If you need help filling out an email, call 270-250-2730. - CM

2013-10-07 05:46:56 | Comments | Printable version

LWC hosts over 30 GABRAKY cyclists for brunch

Tour supports Walk/Bike program, Grand Theatre in Frankfort. Group tours Begley Chapel, assisted Columbia Rotary members, including Gerald and Natasha Holt. GABRAKY is a 250-mile ride starting at General Butler State Park at Carrollton, and ending at our Dale Hollow State Park, south of Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY. Two Columbians, Chris Schmidt and Mike Staton, take part in GABRAKY ride.
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By Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - More than 30 cyclists from around the country rode through Columbia-Adair County on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The cyclists were part of the 10th-annual Governor's Autumn Bike Ride Across Kentucky.

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2013-10-07 04:33:13 | Comments | Printable version

James Howard Young a true Southern Gentleman

Visiting home is like walking into living history

Wally Burress writes:
Mr.Waggener, I met Mr. Young in the early '90s when I went there to buy a pair of peafowl. He is a true Southern Gentleman and Mrs. Young is a very gracious lady.Their house is like walking into a living history museum. I've been there several times and have always been impressed how much they care for the place and how close knit their family is.

Mr.Young loves to tell the stories about the history of the place and of his family. He is very proud of his two sons sucess with the Kentucky Headhunters and now, with his grandson doing well with the group Blackstone Cherry. - Wally Burress
Comments re photo 51708 James Howard Young at his home in 1995 by Linda Waggener

2013-10-07 04:14:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

A CM response to critics of the court, hospital leadership

Now's the time to close ranks behind the Westlake leadership
CM Editorial Response to Jon Halsey comments on hospital tax

By Ed Waggener

The present leadership of both the Fiscal Court and the present hospital board have led us out of a morass not of their own creation. It's not time for a blame game, but the tax is almost triple what it would have been without the success of the recall petition (though, ironically, the recall petition's success may have, itself saved the hospital at that time.)

The current hospital board could have, under the agreed order, imposed a much higher tax, but chose not to do so. Some will continue to disagree, as is their right, but we believe they are wrong.

Adair County CJE Ann Melton and on this issue, the Adair Fiscal Court, Harold Burton, Daryl Flatt, Sammy Baker, Perry Reeder, Billy Dean Coffey, Joe Rogers, and Billy Rowe, and the current hospital board, Bruce White, Craig Pyles, Richard Grant, Neal Gold, and Brad Keltner have saved Westlake Regional Hospital and now is the time to close ranks behind Westlake Regional Hospital, as we believe the vast majority already have done. They are back. -ED WAGGENER

2013-10-07 03:58:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Jon Halsey comments on hospital tax

Comments re article 62502 Rodney Burris comments on hospital tax Jon Halsey writes:
Mr. Burris makes a valid comment regarding: "...the lack of leadership of fiscal court?"

I would argue that the Fiscal Court and the CE played a major part in "leading" us into this morass. It seems to me that rather than a "lack of leadership" we are suffering from deluded leadership and nonfeasance. - Jon Halsey
We respectfully disagree. See CM editorial response: A CM response to critics of the court, hospital leadership

2013-10-07 03:57:27 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, September 7, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 7, 2013:
Proud parents make plans
for children to take their place
in a wider world.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 7 October 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 755, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns, Extraordinary News
Mostly from Sunday with CM, October 6, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

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2013-10-07 03:30:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 7
Happy Anniversary, Ryan and Julie McQueary (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adysen Jewell Wooley (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake A. Burriss (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Boon Matney (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briley Stephen Taylor (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cassie Jo Rogers (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Michelle Hancock-Ford (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ellie Cristin Cheatham (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elliot Smith (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Legg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Wayne Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marlena Sharpe McDonald (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Froedge (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sonny (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stefani B. Knight (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timothy Eaton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wendell Burton (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Wilson, 88, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcia Ann McKinley Cook (d. May 14, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corey Lee Spears, Green Co., KY (1989-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Duncan Cundiff, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Ramsey , 85, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur Roy , Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Ray (Gene) Strode, Adair County, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Lawrence Barber, Jr., Burkesville, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Cox, Taylor County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Mills, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Bennett, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell D. Hafley, 61, Casey County, KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Gayle Stidham , 66, Columbia, KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Depp Harbison, 97, Summer Shade, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna White, Taylor County, KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Brown, 61, Russell Co., KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Phelps, 65, Yosemite, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bruce Michael Werner, Sr, 69, Russell County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, October 7, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTFall Break Adair County School District, Oct. 7-11, 2013 | (ID:24412, Comment)
8:00amCTDAV services officer at VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY
Registration starts at 8amCT. - Joe Hare, Commander | (ID:24601, 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: No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fifty-three (53) 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. No (0) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Seven (7) 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:24683, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair outdoor warning sirens TEST -Monthly, 1st Mondays (Recurring Event)
| (ID:24535, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Mr. Roger Dale Antle, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1951-2013) | (ID:24673, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24477, Comment)
Columbia Rotary Club regular luncheon meeting: 2nd & 4th Mondays (Recurring Event)
at Lindsey Wilson College's Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY | (ID:24553, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Kelly Murphy, Casey County, KY, (1931-2013) | (ID:24651, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24509, Comment)
5:30pmCTCasey Co. Drug Court Graduation, 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET
Casey County Judicial Center, 215 Public Square, Liberty, KY | (ID:24684, Comment)
6:00pmCT Free Video showing -Points out in Adair Co. - Addition to Silent City program on October 28, 2013 (DETAILS) at Adair Co. Public Library (Google Map), 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. | (ID:24225, Comment)
Adair County Genealogical Society regular 1st Monday meeting (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:24536, Comment)
Russell County Bee Club meets 1st Mondays (Recurring Event)
Russell County Extension Office at 2688 S. Hwy 127, Russell Springs, KY. | (ID:24537, Comment)
7:00pmCTDr. Vernon & Nancy Cherrix will perform piano duets
In Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hopkins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. | (ID:24356, Comment)


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