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Supt. Reed: Extraordinary times at Adair County High School

  • 136 Seniors fill out college applications
  • Nearly 250 people attended science and math night out
  • Counselors and support team help 100 take additional coursework
  • Community recognized to be "Work Ready" (in progress)
  • Students are continually striving for excellence and re-setting their goals for the future

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I cannot say enough great things about the faculty, staff, leadership team, and especially the students at Adair County High School. The last 7 days have been extraordinary!

136 Seniors fill out college applications

Today, over 136 Seniors filled out a college application (in addition to the applications that many of them had previously submitted). According to Ms. Robin Loy, several students filled out multiple applications, and were able talk with college representatives about next steps that they should take prior to official enrollment. It was a highly successful day for our students at Adair County High School.

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2013-11-20 15:32:59 | Comments | Printable version

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The Alta Garnett House: Deconstruction nearing completion

2013-11-20 - 100 block, S High Street, Columbia, KY - Photo CM iPhone photo. The view is changing rapidly as the deconstruction of the Alta Garnett House nears completion. Elements of the beloved old landmark being carefully removed for reuse in many ways. Begley Chapel, V.P. Henry Auditorium, the Lindsey Wilson Water Tower, the roof lines of the Adair Annex and the Columbia Baptist Church and the Historic Adair County Courthouse share domination of the skyline with the towering pines on the hill of Lindsey Wilson. The photo was taken Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
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Barnetts Creek UMC invites all to Thanksgiving service

Thanksgiving meal follows Thanksgiving worship

On Sunday, November 24, 2013, following church services Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church,1338 Barnett's Creek Road, Columbia,KY 42728 will Be hosting their annual Thanksgiving meal. There is no charge for this meal and all are welcome to attend. Please join us for 11amCT service with meal to follow. Contact : Bro. Barry Bradshaw 270-566-2463 - Rhonda Robb Wilson

2013-11-20 14:29:08 | Comments | Printable version

Historic Courthouse: Christmas central in 2013

Another Adair County Chili tradition: Courthouse Chili, will be served after the Christmas Caroling, before the Parade, in the historic courthouse

By Ellen Zornes

Historic Courthouse and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppes for Christmas in Columbia Our historic Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, will be open 9pm-3pmCT and is part of this year's Christmas in Columbia event, Saturday, December 7, 2013.

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2013-11-20 12:09:15 | Comments | Printable version

Veterans Program at ACES is Nov. 26, 2013

By Heidi Popplewell

A special Veterans Program will be held at Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 1pmCT. All veterans are welcome to attend. We ask that they arrive by 12:45pmCT to sign in and have time to be seated in the gym. Any veteran who does not know an ACES student will be assigned to a student who will introduce them. For assistance, contact me at 270-585-0900. - Heidi Popplewell

2013-11-20 09:43:37 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Cheerleaders holding fundraiser auction/dinner

By Dana Walker

The Adair County HS Cheerleaders and Boosters are getting you ready for Black Friday Early, with a dinner at 6pmCT and auction at 6:30pmCT, Friday night, November 22, 2013, at the Jim Blair Community Center. 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. Loads of items for auction. The proceeds will benefit the ACHS Cheerleadrs trip to Canam Nationals in March 2014. Contact: Danette Burton, 270-250-9442. Dana Walker

2013-11-20 08:34:27 | Comments | Printable version

Billy Ray Smith named Distinguished Rural Kentuckian

Bowling Green farm leader receives award - previously given only to Jesse Stuart, Hal Rogers, Cawood Ledford, Happy Chandler, O. Leonard Press, Louise Caudill, Wendell Berry, Jim Host and Wendell Ford - from Kentucky Electric Cooperatives
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By Paul Wesslund

Long-time farm leader Billy Ray Smith of Bowling Green accepted the Distinguished Rural Kentuckian Award from the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives on Tuesday, November 18, 2013.

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2013-11-20 08:12:51 | Comments | Printable version

Donnie Curry: Will always remember day JFK was assassinated

'When I got in sight of the base, the flag was at half mast and I knew it was true.' - DC

By Donald Curry

I was stationed in Munich, Germany with the 508th Military Police at the time and due to the time difference it was the next morning when I heard the news.

I was walking to the Post to go on duty, when I met an elderly German man, he crossed the street and there were tears in his eyes as he shook my hand and said "Kennedy, bang, bang, Texas, Kennedy bang, bang, Texas."

I asked him if he was telling me President Kennedy was killed in Texas and his answer was "yes, yes." When I got in sight of the base, the flag was at half mast and I knew it was true. - Donald Curry

Comments re article 63377 Will always remember day JFK was assassinated

2013-11-20 06:31:11 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Bluegrass Cellular Samsung Galaxy sold in one day

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2013-11-20 05:26:44 | Comments | Printable version

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2013-11-20 04:00:37 | Comments | Printable version

62 cadets graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy

None of new graduates assigned to Post 15, Columbia, KY, but several from local area are graduates and assigned elsewhere: From Green, Russell, and Taylor
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By Tpr. Paul Blanton
Kentucky State Police Headquarters FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 62 new troopers at ceremonies held Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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2013-11-20 02:50:21 | Comments | Printable version

Fishing/Hunting: W Kentucky WMA closed due to storm

Sections of West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area closed due to storm damage
By Kentucky Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, KY - Portions of West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in McCracken County are temporarily closed due to storm damage.

Affected areas include the transmission line corridor located in Tract 1A; and the section of transmission line in Tract 7A located south of KY 358.

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2013-11-20 02:31:21 | Comments | Printable version

Farm/Garden: Kentucky veterans program goes national

Homegrown by Heroes goes national: Kentucky brand will help vets across the U.S.

By Ted Sloan
News from Kentucky Agriculture Department

LOUISVILLE, KY - A Kentucky initiative to identify farm products produced by veterans will become a national brand, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced on Veterans Day 2013 at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

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2013-11-20 02:17:48 | Comments | Printable version

Max is home one hour after missing report posted on CM

Thanks to the Burton family
Comments re article 63412 Blue Heeler missing in Summer Hill Drive area Adair Co KY.

Rodney Smith writes:
Thanks for putting this on the site. We had a call about an hour after we posted this and our girl's dog, Max is home. Thanks again for posting this, and thanks to the Burton family for calling us. We appreciate it. - Rodney Smith

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2013-11-20 01:44:07 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, November 20, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 20, 2013:
Give simple with love
and you have given much more
than great without it.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 20 November 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 799, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, November 10, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 20
Happy Anniversary, David and Sherry Holmes (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kenneth and Sandy Janes (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Kruizenga | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Marie Stotts (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Austen Richards (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Steinhilber (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby D. Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Hare (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Thorpe, Jamestown, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.R. Bowen, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold (Bunny) Buckingham, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Thomas Parrott (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Polston, Adair Co., KY, native (1955-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Shearer, Russell County (1915-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Spurling, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Jewell Tiller, Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Letha B. Sullivan, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Wright Ford, Green Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Shuffett Edwards, 40, Green County, KY (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Fulp, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rachel Pierce Clark, Green Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jean Warner, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Joseph Pfoff, 55, Russell Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, C.V. Aldrey Tucker, 86, Russell Co., KY, (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles David Buchanan, 90, Willisburg, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ora Mae Barnett, Taylor County, KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra W. (Sandy) Schneider, 67, Adair Co, KY/Green Co. native (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Osborne Coe, 58, Adair Co., KY native (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence Gayle Stargel, 64, Russsell County, KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Steinhilber, 60 Columbia, KY/Bloomsburg, PA native (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maggie Ruth Norris King, Cumberland County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leina Janes, 95, formerly of Adair County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anne Landreth Harp Pike Fraim, 87, Taylor County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Gordon Janes, 66, Russell County, KY (1952-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel G. Cash Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen Morgan, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Burton, 57, native of Adair County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Evelyn Miller, 91, Willow Town, KY (1925-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTCollege Application Day at Adair County High School | (ID:25381, Comment)
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. Sixty-eight (68) 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. Sixty-eight (68) 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. Sixteen (16) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Five (5) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One Hundred Eighty-Five (185) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:25380, Comment)
10:00amCTHomeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:25145, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Evelyn Ruth (Shorty) Cheatham, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2013) | (ID:25366, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Eugene (Brub) Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1926-2013) | (ID:25367, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25120, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY for Raymond Hatter, 77, Liberty, KY (1935-2013) | (ID:25377, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for JR Walls, Casey Co., KY (1937-2013) | (ID:25368, Comment)
Services, Summer Shade, KY, for Bobby Junior Huff, Summer Shade, KY (d. Nov. 17, 2013) | (ID:25374, Comment)
3:30pmCTInternational Week, LWC - Hodge: Dominican Republic today. Full schedule | (ID:25360, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:25149, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25089, Comment)
Operation Christmas Child Relay Station Open 5pm-7pmCT - SCHEDULE
at Columbia Nazarene's Wheat Hall, 1200 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY
| (ID:25309, Comment)


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