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COF: Political Turmoil

Rails against "Bunch of Sciolist sesquipelalian snollygosters strewing smaze solely for their schadenfreude."

By The COF
Personal Commentary

After endless yars o hearin' Miz Emily harp 'bout how she should hitched hersef an ejukated type, I deemed the onliest way ta quiet her down wuz ta give her a taste o whut she had been pining fer.

So's I set about ta larn a new word ev'ry day.

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2013-11-07 19:17:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

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Large dog found near Columbia Walmart

2013-11-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Marsha Walker.
Ethel Burton and I rescued a large friendly dog this evening.
He appears will cared for, but has collected some mud and cockleburs. I will care for him until someone claims him by calling 270-384-2243. --Marsha Walker

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Taylor Co. HS Show Choir Fall Concert is Nov. 9, 2013

The Taylor County High School Show Choir Fall Concert will be at 6pmCT/7pmET, Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Living Grace Church, 1 Living Grace Drive, Campbellsville, KY. Donations accepted at the door will help raise funds for the Show Choir's Spring perfomance. - Larry Smith, FM 99.9, The Big Dawg

2013-11-07 19:10:06 | Comments | Printable version

Hermon Poynter, 81, Savoyard, KY (d. Nov. 4, 2013)

He was the son of the late David and Gertie Ferguson Poynter. He was a retired farmer and lifetime member of the Savoyard Baptist Church. His wife of 55 years, Caroline England Poynter, survives. He will be remembered as a great caretaker of his pets.
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Hermon Poynter age 81 of the Savoyard community of Metcalfe County, kY died Monday, November 4, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Friday, November 8, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY with burial in the Buck Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2pm-8pmCT, Thursday, November 10, 2013, and after 9amCT, Friday at the funeral home.

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2013-11-07 18:45:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Beulah Mae Davis, 88, Cave City, KY (d. Nov. 6, 2013)

Beulah Mae Davis age 88 of Cave City died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT, Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10amCT until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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2013-11-07 18:31:29 | Comments | Printable version

Friends in Jesus at Glens Fork Nazarene, Sun., Nov. 10, 2013

Friends in Jesus will be singing at Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Hwy 55 South Road, Columbia, KY, Sunday night, November 10, 2013, at 6:30pmCT. Bro. Brian Fudge and congregation invite all to attend. - Brian Fudge

2013-11-07 17:23:40 | Comments | Printable version

Robert Lewis Brockman, Adair County, KY (1922-2013)

He was a native of Adair County, KY, the son of the late Lewis P. & Matra P Reynolds Brockman. He was the patrriarch of a high regarded Adair County family. He leaves 14 direct and one step living descendant. He was a member of Pollards Chapel United Methodist Church, attended Trinity United Methodist Church, was a retired farmer and carpenter, a veteran of World War II serving his country in the U. S. Army.

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Robert Lewis Brockman age 91 years of Columbia, KY passed away.Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:27amCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY, after an illness.

Funeral service Saturday November 9, 2013 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. William R. Davenport the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Cane Valley Cemetery, 83 Cane Valley Cemetery Road, Cane Valley, KY, with full military honors by the local VFW Post 6097 and the Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, November 8, 2013, at the funeral home.

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2013-11-07 14:27:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charlotte Carol Ellis, Adair Co., KY (1941-2013)

She was a member of Egypt Christian Church and a Homemaker. She was a native of Adair County, KY, a daughter of the late Opal (Burton) and Arthur McQueary. She leaves 12 direct living descendants
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Charlotte Carol Ellis, 72, of Columbia, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 6th, at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville, KY.

Funeral Services at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, at 1pmCT, on Sunday, November 10, 2013, with Bro. Hugh Withers officiating There will be no visitation prior to the service.

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2013-11-07 13:51:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Filing slow 2nd Day: At 10:44amCT, only one new candidate

Filing for public office in Adair County has been slow this morning. One additional candidate had filed as of 10:44amCT this morning, Thursday, November 7, 2013

  • Daryl Flatt, for Republican nomination for Magistrate, District 2. (Incumbent)
So far, four of the seven sitting magistrates, Billy Rowe (7), Perry Reeder (4), and Harold Burton (1), and Flatt, have filed.

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2013-11-07 10:41:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods

Reducing trans fat intake could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths, FDA says. Trans fat can be found in some processed foods, such as certain desserts, microwave popcorn products, frozen pizzas, margarines and coffee creamers.

By Shelly Burgess, Food and Drug Administration

WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday, November 7, 2013) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not "generally recognized as safe" for use in food. The FDA's preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence and the findings of expert scientific panels.

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2013-11-07 10:29:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Adair Democratic Womens Club elects new officers

By Victoria Pike, Democrat

The Adair County Democratic Women's Club met Monday, night November 4, 2013.

The pledge to the flag and the Democrat creed were recited. New officers were elected. President-Victoria Pike, Vice-President-Cynthia Rowe, Treasurer-Glenda Butler, and Secretary-Robin Hancock.

Those in attendance were: Jamie Shelley-President, Robin Hancock-Secretary, Glenda Butler-Treasurer, Evelyn Phelps, Margie Collins, Cynthia Rowe, and Victoria Pike.

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2013-11-07 09:49:59 | Comments | Printable version

Green Co. Book Fair Nov. 9, 2013, at new fire station

The Green County Genealogical Society will host our annnual book fair on Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8am-2pmCT at the new Greensburg Fire Department building, 295 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg, KY. Many counties will be represented by their Historical or Genealogical societies. Everyone, especiall book lovers, are invited join us for all the fun! - Mike Watson

2013-11-07 09:35:32 | Comments | Printable version

Beagle dog found in Fairplay area

Peggy Lawson writes:
Beagle dog found in Fairplay area on Friday, November 1, 2013. Call 270-634-2882 or 270-384-3229 to verify ownership. --Peggy Lawson
See also: CM ANIMALS

2013-11-07 09:27:51 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014: Total of 16 file on 1st Day, November 6, 2013

Seven additional candidates file Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 2013, first day for candidates to submit candidate papers at office of Sheila Blair, Adair County Court Clerk
Click on headline for complete story with many photo(s) Candidates whose photos not included are invited to submit today for this article. Questions? Call 270-250-2730

By Ed Waggener

Seven more candidates filed Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 2013, in addition to the nine already listed, bringing the first day total filings to 15. Afternoon First Day filings include the following:
  • Buddy Powell, for Jailer, Republican
  • Rodney Karnes, for Magistrate District 6, Democrat
  • Danny Wayne Goodin, Magistrate District 1, Republican
  • Harold Burton, Magistrate, District 1, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Mark D. Harris, for County Court Clerk, Republican
  • Veronica Mouser, County Court Clerk, Democrat
  • Todd A. Akin, Coroner, Republican (incumbent)
Continue for list of candidates who files Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013:

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2013-11-07 07:51:47 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Wes Bottom at Victory Church, Sun. Nov. 10, 2013

Victory Community Church 107 N. Reed St. Columbia, KY will have a special guest, Bro. Wes Bottoms will be bringing the message, Sunday morning, November 10, 2013 at 10:30amCT. Everyone invited. Contact: Bro. Bill Henson 270-634-0336 -Trudy Crabb

2013-11-07 07:36:32 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky business climate ranked 9th in nation

Site Selection magazine, national economic development publication highlights Kentucky's competitiveness, project activity and tax structure in annual survey

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian
News from Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (Wednesday, November 6, 2013) - Site Selection magazine has recognized Kentucky's business climate among the top 10 in the nation in its 2013 Top State Business Climate ranking. Jumping two spots from 2012, the Commonwealth is ranked ninth overall in this year's annual survey, which includes input from corporate site selectors and a mix of other leading indicators.

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2013-11-07 06:51:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Bro. Barney Taylor will preach at Fry Baptist, Nov. 10, 2013

Barney Taylor will be preaching at Fry Baptist Church, 3501 Fry Ridge Road, Greensburg, KY 42743, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 10amCT. Everyone welcome! Pastor: Larry Wisdom - Wanda Wisdom

2013-11-07 06:41:56 | Comments | Printable version

Descendant of Rainwater Oak Tree living in Vermont

President Luckey & wife, Elise, visit Marjorie Reuling in Vermont, where oak growing from acorn dropped by Rainwater oak tree is thriving
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By Duane Bonifer
Lindsey Wilson College President William T. Luckey Jr. and his wife, Elise, met Wednesday, Nov. 6, with Marjorie Reuling, widow of Walter S. Reuling, LWC's seventh president from 1997-98. Walter Reuling also served as LWC provost and dean of the faculty from 1992-97.

The Luckeys visited with Marjorie Reuling at her home in Castleton, VT, which includes a tree that was grown from an acorn dropped by the Rainwater Oak Tree. Planted by LWC student Fred Rainwater, the Rainwater Oak Tree has stood in front of the LWC L.R. McDonald Administration Building since the early 1900s.

2013-11-07 06:08:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Big question this morning: Who will be next Mayor of Columbia?

Mayor Mark D. Harris' decision to go for county office opens top City Post

With the first day filings, there's already a major question for the day: Who will be Columbia's next Mayor?

With Columbia Mayor Mark D. Harris a candidate for the Republican nomination for county court clerk, the office is open

Among the 15 filings yesterday, no one filed for Mayor, and no one filed for any of the six council seats.

At least two of the council members, Robert Flowers and Charles Grimsley, have mentioned interest in the race, as has former Mayor Curtis Hardwick.

The answer may be a long time in coming. While Tuesday, January 28, 2014, is the last day to file nomination papers for candidates who must run in a primary, August 12, 2014, is the last day for candidates to file in the city elections, according to Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair.

2013-11-07 06:00:30 | Comments | Printable version

Minor injuries, moderate fire damage, from explosion

Explosion appears to have been from a gas leak

From Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department
Campbellsville, KY

The Taylor County Fire Department was dispatched to house fire at 150 Long Acre Drive to property owned by Vivian Robinson, at 1:25ET on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, to find a fire in the laundry room which was quickly extinguished.

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2013-11-07 05:47:46 | Comments | Printable version

Driven singing at Bloomington Church, Nov. 17, 2013

Driven will be singing at Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Church Road Columbia KY 42728, Sunday night, November 17 at 6:30pmCT. Contact Pastor Ralph Foster at 270-384-6989. - Tony Streeval

2013-11-07 04:12:15 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, November 7, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 7, 2013:
Eager learners know
that answering each question
leads to another.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 7 November 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 786, in progress

Mostly from Sunday with CM, November 3, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

2013-11-07 03:51:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Summary of Westlake debts: $20,112,958.00

The following graphic details how the debt at Westlake quadrupled between 1979 and 2013. The graphic was constructed using data requested from Westlake and sent to by Cheryl Wall on November 4, 2013. An explanation of the details in the chart by Cheryl Wall follows the chart.

NOTE: The big losses for Westlake and the big buildup in debt occurred in 2007. CM is requesting that the County Judge Executive's Office send a list of the Hospital Board Members in charge during that time.

WRH Debt Summary 2013
1979$4,590,000.001979A Original Bond
July 1984$600,000.00Medical Office Building Mortgage
March 1995$675,000.001995A Westlake Primary Care
March 1995$75,000.001995B Building attached to WPC
1997$6,010,000.00Refinance Original 1979 Bond, additional debt
-$4,590,000.001979 Bond Payoff
March 2007$3,565,000.00Bonds to finance expansion, settle Medicare/Medicaid
June 2007$3,995,000.00repay 1995 Series A & B Bonds, 1997 Series Bond
-$675,000.001995 series A payoff
-$75,000.001995 series B payoff
-$6,010,000.001997 Series Bond payoff
Aug 2007$3,000,000.002007A Bond to purchase MRI,CT, etc., renovation and expansions
also reimburse settlements to Medicare and Medicaid
July 2009$350,000.00Line of Credit BoC
-$350,000.00Line of Credit BoC paid in full
July 2010$250,000.00Line of Credit BoC
Oct 2010$6,111,585.00Series 2010, Refinance First Mortgage Series 2007A
-$3,565,000.00Series 2007A1 payoff
$6,824,354.00Series 2010, pay off 2007 A&B
-$3,995,000.002007 A2 payoff
-$3,000,000.002007 B payoff
$2,700,000.00Liability to State Medicaid
$512,129.00Accounts Payable: Checks written but not yet mailed
$315,416.00Accounts Payable Other
July 2011-$350,000.00Line of Credit BoC - Paid in Full
$350,000.00Line of Credit BoC
Sept 2011$400,000.00Loan from AC Fiscal Court
-$400,000.00Paid in full: Loan from AC Fiscal Court
Dec 2011$1,700,000.00Loan from AC Fiscal Court for Electronic Health Records
July 2012$150,000.00Renovate Behavioral Health Unit
Aug 2012$949,474.00Increase in Accounts Payable
$1,500,000.00Loan from AC Fiscal Court
Nov 2012-$1,500,000.00Paid in Full: Loan from AC Fiscal Court

$20,112,958.00Estimated Current Outstanding Debt

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2013-11-07 03:41:32 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 7
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Teresa Janes (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bradley and Telissa Moore (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Christy Murphy (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jamie and Sue Smith (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alayna Marcum (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angela Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isaac Little (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Moore (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica R. Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Brockman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kel Stotts (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kinley Darnell (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Huddleston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Riley Dean Redmon (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rochelle Krug Sizemore (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rosie Pruitt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry L. Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Preston T. Henson, Sr., 84, Dunnville, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Anderson, Sr., Cumberland Co., KY (1924-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Curtis, Taylor Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Lynch, Russell Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Thrasher, Cumberland Co. native (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Wayne Lawless, Russell County, KY (1966-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry L. Kemp, 61, Russell County, KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ras G. Compton, Casey County, KY (1929-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Wayne Smith, Green Co, KY; Adair Co., KY native (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James McArthur Royse , Adair County, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Burris, 55, Adair County, KY, (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Phillips, Casey Co., KY/Taylor native (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Artist Lloyd Ragle, 99, Russell Co., KY (1917-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wilbur (Buddy) Gabehart, Taylor Co., KY/Adair Co. native (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Sullivan, Taylor County, KY/Huntington Co., IN native (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Florence Flowers, Cumberland Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shay Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT Local Candidates may file for 2014 Elections, County Court Clerks offices. Statewide and multicounty candidates may file for office, Kentucky Secretary of State, Frankfort, KY | (ID:25239, 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-six (46) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-six (46) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Eight (8) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two (2) 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) 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:25242, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25107, Comment)
Driven singing at Bloomington Chapel , 55 Bloomington Church RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:25243, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25076, Comment)
6:00pmCTLWC Volleyball hosts Cumberland. Senior Night. Season finale. | (ID:25238, Comment)
Gradyville Baptist Church now in revival Nov. 7-10, 2013 | (ID:25258, Comment)
7:00pmCTRevival at Charity Baptist Church with Bro. Donnie Davis Nov. 7-8-9 & 10, 2013 | (ID:25198, Comment)


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