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Ken C. (John Hardin) Bryant, Casey Co., KY (1936-2013)

He was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was a farmer and gate dealer.
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Ken C. "John Hardin" Bryant passed away Wednesday October 23, 2013 at the Liberty Care Center, Liberty, KY. He was 77.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday October 27, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Morris Bryant officiating. Burial is at the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday 9:30am-1pmCT/10:30am-2pmET.


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Ken C. (John Hardin) Bryant, Casey Co., KY (1936-2013)



2013-10-24 - 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY - Photo from McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, KY.

Ken C. (John Hardin) Bryant, Casey Co., KY (1936-2013)



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Betty Russell Murphy, Casey County, KY (1930-2013)

She was a member of the Van Dyke Church of Christ and raised her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She was the widow of John C. Russell. She leaves 37 direct living descendants spanning four generations
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Betty M. Russell passed away Tuesday October 22, 2013 at her home in Paris, TN. She was 83.

Funeral services are 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday October 26, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Roger Banks of the Van Dyke Church of Christ in Paris, TN officiating. Burial is at Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 9amCT/10amET, until funeral service.


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2013-10-24 21:33:11 | Comments | Printable version

Central KY Glass Co. charged with fraud in Ft. Knox HS case

Company and its former president charged with fraud in connection with the installation of glass and windows at Ft. Knox High School - Indictment includes wire fraud, mail fraud and major fraud against the United States. Glass did not meet anti-terrorism standards

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY (October 22, 2013) - Central Kentucky Glass Company, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, was indicted by a federal grand jury meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on October 16, 2013, on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and major fraud against the United States in connection with a multi-million dollar contract at Fort Knox High School, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. The former president of Central Kentucky Glass Company, Dennis Martin of Nicholasville, Kentucky, was charged separately, on October 21, 2013, in a federal Information.


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2013-10-24 20:33:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Barney Ivow Thompson, 84, Green Co., KY (1929-2013)

He was a native of Green County, KY and a resident of Louisville, KY, at the time of his death. He was one of 15 children of the late Benny Thompson and Clara Jane Simmons Thompson of Green County, He leaves 30 direct living descendants. He was a Welder for Kentucky Trailers and Security Guard for Jefferson County Private Security. Mr. Thompson was also a member of the Plumb Mason Lodge #862 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Mr. Barney Ivow Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky, son of the late Benny Thompson and Clara Jane Simmons Thompson, was born on July 16, 1929 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville. He was 84 years, three months, and six days of age.

The funeral services for Mr. Barney Ivow Thompson will be conducted at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Thompson Cemetery in Green County. Rev. Bobby Thompson, Jr. will be officiating. Visitation is requested 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET, Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Grace Tabernacle, 7420 St. Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY. Visitation is 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT/8amET, Saturday until time of the funeral service.


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Steve Curry, 61, Adair County, KY (1952-2013)

He was a US Army Veteran, a well-known and respected mechanic and attended New Beginnings Church. He was a native of Adair County, KY and a resident at the time of his death. He was a member of a large, highly regarded Adair County, KY family, the son of the late Leonard Earl Curry and Dorothy Mae Taylor Curry, who survives, as does his wife, Wilma Stapleton Curry. He leaves 24 direct and five step living descendants. He will be accorded full military honors at interment by VFW Post 6097.
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Steve Curry, 61, of Columbia, KY, died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:55amET, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Tony Streeval officiating. Burial will be in Free Union Cemetery, 4642 Sano Road, Columbia, KY, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 5pmCT/6pmET, Saturday, October 26, 2013.


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John Haskel Rogers, 97, Adair County, KY (1916-2013)

He a resident of the Gradyville community of Adair County, KY a member of a very large, distinguished Adair County, KY family, the last surviving sibling of the 14 children of Ulis Lee and Ada Finn Rogers. He was a medical assistant to Dr. Alan Mercer for several years and was instrumental in recruiting Dr. J.C. Salato to practice medicine in Columbia. He very much enjoyed his years spent in the medical field and loved to entertain everyone with the many stories he remembered from those years. He worked on the natural gas pipeline, owned an insurance business and was a long time farmer. He had a wonderful memory and could entertain everyone with his many adventures throughout his 97 years. He was a long time member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and the Columbia Masonic Lodge. A very special thanks has been extended by his family to his daughter-in-law, Wanda Rogers, and his housemate, Henry Yoder, for the excellent care and assistance enabling Haskel to fulfill his wish of remaining in his home to the end of his life.
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John Haskel Rogers, 97, of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Neil Janes officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be 2pm8pmCT, Friday, October 26, 2013. Masonic Funeral Rites will be conducted Friday at 7pmCT, by Columbia Lodge 96.


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2013-10-24 18:38:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Gerald Rucker, 78, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013)

He was a native of Taylor County, formerly lived in Adair County, and was a resident of Casey County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late William Deward & Ora Esther Perkins Rucker. His wife, Anita Ellison of Liberty, KY survives. He leaves 30 direct and 12 step living descendants. He was a member of Kellyville Community Church, retired from Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative & had served his country in the U.S. Army
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William Gerald Rucker age 78 years formerly of Adair County passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:15pmCT, at his home in Casey County after an illness.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Bro. Stanley Watson will be the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Tabernacle Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Friday, October 25, 2013.


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2013-10-24 17:39:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Rest of the Story on Ashley Simpson's Daddy Video

One of the most popular YouTube Video links is posted in Today with CM, Thursday, October 24, 2013. Some have wanted to know more details on the circumstances. Shamarie Claiborne took time out of a frenetic day to send the following:
The ADAIR Band family was honored today to be a part of 1st Lt. Simpson surprising his daughter and our Drum Major Ashley Simpson after returning from his year long deployment in Afghanistan! He will be able to see her on the podium for the first time this weekend at State! Thank you for serving our country 1st Lt. Simpson and sharing your daughter with us! - Shamarie Claiborne Adair County Board of Education Media Publicity Coordnator.


2013-10-24 14:39:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Reminder! Ronald McDonald Wish Drive is today!

Ellen Zornes sends a reminder: Today's the Day for The Ronald McDonald Wish List Drive. Now's the time step up to the place and help!
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The 6th Annual Ronald McDonald House wish List Donation Drive is being held held 3pm-6pmCT, Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, back parking lot.

Any items are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off during the event or earlier at the Chamber office. Items will be split equally between the Lexington and Louisville Houses. Columbia/Adair County has always really come through for this event and we hope this year will be the same! For more information, please call the Chamber at 270-384-6020.

The following items are needed at Ronald McDonald House & Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and help families maintain their health and well-being while staying as guests of Ronald McDonald Houses:


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Singing on the Grounds at the Gazebo, CUMC Sat., Oct. 26, 2013

Everyone is invited to a "Singing on the Grounds" at the Gazebo at the Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY on 5pm-7pmCT/6pm-8pmET, Saturday, October 26, 2013. There will be free hot dogs and drinks. Singing groups will be Ben & Julie Martin with the Crossing Worship Band and also the trio of Sharon Payne, Phyllis Payne and Karen Pescosolido with their band. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy! Contact: 270-384-2276. - Paster, NEIL JANES

2013-10-24 09:54:27 | Comments | Printable version

Prayer Request for the family of Haskell Rogers

Wanda Wisdom writes

Please be in prayer for the Haskel Rogers family; he passed away on Wednesday, October 23. He was 97 years old and was a faithful member of Columbia United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements will be made later today by Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. - Wanda Wisdom, Secretary


2013-10-24 09:43:45 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry: ADAIR - The Best Band in the Nation

By Billy Joe Fudge

At every band competition I have attended since the early nineties I have been so impressed with every facet of our award winning band program. I would often notice the crowd, particularly that part of the crowd from the other schools competing against Adair County.

Comment after comment such as, "I thought we did great until I saw Adair perform" and "where the heck is Adair County anyway".

The most impressive thing to watch is something that folks just can't seem to control, body language. From the time Adair begins to take the field the crowd falls into an eerie, unnatural silence. All conversation stops and the involuntary awe and silence pay the highest respect to a program of now mythical proportions.

These and many other observations inspired me to write this tribute poem simply called; ADAIR:

ADAIR
By Billy Joe Fudge
A hush falls over the crowd.
The murmurs dwindle away.
There they are, stately standing
In their unique, confident way.

Anticipation has peaked
It's the lull before the storm.
Somehow one gets the feeling
A hurricane is being born.

Then, it begins in a flurry
Of marching feet and clinched fists.
The crowd draws a hurried breath
Each one glued to where he sits.

Yes, yes, Adair has arrived,
They are now taking the field.
Each soldier practiced and proud
Stands on legs of twisted steel.

Thunder rolls and rolls from drums
As they move from place to place.
Saxophones and clarinets
Bring melodies before my face.

Intensity grows with every step.
Trumpets blare and tubas blow.
Every bone and every muscle
Exploding into crescendo!

Then silence leaps from the field
As gliding feet continue to move.
Now they blast to the finish
As only great bands can do.

The audience begins to breathe
For now they're finished, they're done.
Everyone knows deep inside
This band is still number one.

The judges at each other look,
They stare with admiration.
Adair might be, could be-
The best band in the nation.

Billy Joe Fudge
Continuing a Tradition of Excellence, ADAIR goes after its 21st KMEA State Championship in Louisville, Saturday, October 26, 2013.


2013-10-24 08:19:52 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball defeats St. Catharine in MSC action

Next: The Boneyard Brawl in Georgetown, KY The Blue Raiders volleyball team travels to Georgetown, KY to face Indiana Wesleyan (Marion, IN) at 10amCT/11amET on Friday, October 25, 2013 at (400 E College Street (Campus, not venue), Georgetown, KY. Blue Raiders face-off against Indiana Wesleyan, No. 23 Davenport (MI) University, Point Park (PA) University and No. 1 Texas at Brownsville.

By Jay Nicols, Lindsey Wilson College
Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 9 Lindsey Wilson volleyball team defeated St. Catharine 3-0 behind 15 kills from Taylor Hayne.

The Blue Raiders jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first set before the Patriots were able to tie it at 4-4 on a Casey Stone. Kailey Moorhead made it 6-4 after two kills on assists byAlexa Just. St. Catharine cut it to one at 10-9 before Lindsey Wilson went on a 10-3 run to make it 20-12. The Patriots fought back after a 9-2 run to cut it to 22-21 and tied it at 23 and 24 before the Blue Raiders got two more kills from Moorhead to take set one 26-24.


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2013-10-24 06:57:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

If Messiah is coming to Columbia this year, he will skip Atlanta

Comments re article 62874 Lindsey Wilson celebrates its Methodist Heritage

Charles Marshburn writes:
Which reminds me...is there to be a performance of Handel's "Messiah" this year? I will drive to Atlanta to participate, but I had rather have the opportunity here in Columbia. I think Columbia really appreciated this last year. - Charles Marshburn
Thanks: A question which has been very much on my mind, too. Can anybody enlighten us? - EW


2013-10-24 06:48:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

A coincidence? Or not?

You have to wonder when you read Robert Stone's Haiku in Today, THURSDAY with CM, October 24, 2013 and then see the You Tube video sent independently by Shamarie Claiborne for the ADAIR Band if some things aren't just meant to be: Like, maybe, just maybe, a 21st State Championship! No little feat, that! Carrying the States' most enviable record means the competition gets more fierce every year. - CM

2013-10-24 05:15:16 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, October 24, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 24, 2013:
Day of adventures,
dreams fulfilled, but the best part
is the coming home.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 24 October 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 772, in progress


Video: Daddy



Quick links to Favorite CM Columns, Extraordinary News
Mostly from Sunday with CM, October 20, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting


2013-10-24 04:15:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Lindsey Wilson celebrates its Methodist Heritage

Church College Celebrates what it means to be a church-related college
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The Rev. Todd Love sees firsthand the benefits of church-related higher education.

Love, who is superintendent of the Columbia District of the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, has an office on the Lindsey Wilson College A.P. White Campus. He said Wednesday at the college's annual Church College Day that he has a front-row seat that allows him to observe what it means to be a church-related college.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 24
Happy Anniversary, David and Susan Wise (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angela Bradshaw Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arlene McAllister (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Brummett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandi Coomer Page (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cally Paige Wilson (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, CJ Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DaShawn McClister (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Allen Cundiff (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gina Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Curry (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenny Stotts-Lundy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Dewayne Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Hamlett (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Owen Pollard (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Willis McCloud | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristyn Renee Burton (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trudy Crabb | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, James Woody (1916-2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Allen Murley, 72, Russell Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Paul Mason Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Arvil Allen, Casey Co., KY, native (1923-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W. R. (Dutton) Beard, Campbellsville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Harmon, Adair County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Ricky Johnson, Sr., Elkhorn, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip D. Randolph, Casey Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Rainwater, Knifley, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Everett Wilford Cuningham, Russell Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy E. Ballard, Cumberland Co. KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian O. (Bobbie) Foley Shelton, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Denton, Columbia, KY | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fifteen (15) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Forty-one (41) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) 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. Two (2) 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) in 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:24952, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24495, Comment)
12:45pmCT Ellen Zornes, on "Risky Behaviors" for Kentucky Safe Schools week
Adair County Middle School, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:24813, Comment)
1:00pmCTAlice Mae Crockett Brown, 98, Jabez, KY (1915-2013). Services, Jabez, KY. | (ID:24920, Comment)
1:30pmCTServices, Albany, KY, for Bobby E. Shelton, Albany, KY (1958-2013) | (ID:24948, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY for Mr. Owen Leslie Franklin, 59, Burkesville, KY (d. Oct. 20, 2013) | (ID:24936, Comment)
3:00pmCT6th Annual Ronald McDonald Wish List Drive 3pm-6pmCT (Wish List)
Lower Level, Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:24418, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:24527, Comment)
Visitation, Jamestown, KY, for Jerry L. Kemp, 61, Russell County, KY (1951-2013) | (ID:24950, Comment)
5:30pmCTRehearsal for State Championship No. 21: ADAIR Band practice, "Walk This Way," at Blue Raider Field, Lindsey Wilson Sports Park 828 Russell RD, Columbia, KY, 5:30-8:30pmCT. - Shamarie Claiborne | (ID:24955, Comment)
6:00pmCTRevival, Russell Heights Baptist Church, October 23-27, 2013 | (ID:24794, Comment)
6:30pmCTHarrods Fork Baptist Church Revival with evangelist Bro. Danny Nelson | (ID:24827, Comment)
Bro. Mark Polston in revival at Beechgrove, Oct. 23-26, 2013 | (ID:24836, Comment)
Bro. Hershel Lawhorn in revival at Millerfield
Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road, Adair County | (ID:24882, Comment)
Community Revival Sun.-Fri, Oct. 20-25, 2013 at Summershade UMC, 499 Bramlett Kemp Road, (Green County) Greensburg, KY. Bro. Larry Wisdom, speaker | (ID:24894, Comment)

 






















 
 
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