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Men's Basketball: LWC College Classic here Nov. 29-30, 2013

All games at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard DR, Columbia, KY
Game 1: St. Catharine College vs. Robert Morris U at 6pmCT, Friday, November 29, 2013
Game 2: LWC hosts Life University at 8pmCT, Friday, November 29, 2013
Game 3: St. Catharine vs. Life at 2pmCT, Saturday, November 30, 2013
Game 4: LWC hosts Robert Morris University at 4pmCT, Saturday, November 30, 2013

By Chris Wells, Sports Information Director, LWC

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College men's basketball team hosts the Lindsey Wilson College Classic with four teams participating in four games in two days.

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2013-11-27 17:22:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Julie Ann Corbin Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1958-2013)

2013-11-27 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Julie Ann Corbin Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1958-2013)

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Bro. Buford Hadley, Adair County, KY (1939-2013)

Bro. Hadley was the beloved minister of the Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church for over 25 years, he was also a farmer and was a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple, Columbia Lodge # 96, Past Master of Glensfork Masonic Lodge, a member of the Order of Eastern Star Russell 432 in Jamestown , KY. He was a member of a highly regarded South Adair County, KY, family. He leaves 6 direct living descendants
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Bro. Buford Hadley age 74 of the Cundiff Community of Adair County passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:40pmCT, at the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY after several months illness.

The funeral service Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, at Stotts-Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Michael Helm the officiating clergy. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.The family requests visitation after 3pmCT/4pmET on Friday, November 29, 2013, at the funeral home.

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2013-11-27 16:12:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Alice Wheeler: Bev Merritt left great impact on her band family

Alice Wheeler writes:
WOW! What an awesome article. Thanks to everyone that had a part in this. My heart is happy that Bev left such a great impact on her band family. As her best band buddy and sister in heart, I salute the bands of yesterday, today and tomorrow for the numerous band competitios that filled Bev's heart with joy. - Alice Wheeler
Comments re article 63619 Surprise coincidence at KMEA State Marching Band

2013-11-27 15:50:41 | Comments | Printable version

Julie Ann Corbin Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1958-2013)

She was a member of a large, highly regarded Adair County, KY family. She was the daughter of Alfred B. Corbin, Jr., who survives, and Jane Smith Corbin, who survives. Her husband, Jeff Willkerson, survives. She leaves four direct and two step living descendants. She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and a retired nurse.
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Julie Ann Corbin Wilkerson age 55 years, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday November, 26, 2013 at 6:01pmCT at her home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with the clergy officiating Rev. J. Alvin Hardy. Interment will be in the Corbin Cemetery, Bull Run Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET, Friday, November 29, 2013.

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2013-11-27 15:12:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Elizabethtown man injured in BG Parkway accident

By Tpr. Jeff Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at approximately 9:35amET, Kentucky State Police Post 04 received a call in regards to an accident that occurred at the 1 mile marker Eastbound on the Bluegrass Pkwy. Charles L. Dever (60) of Elizabethtown was parked in his 2004 Chevrolet truck on the shoulder of the Parkway when witnesses stated that he entered the slow lane of travel.

Leonard P. Quesnelle (58) was operating a 2007 International tractor trailer in the passing lane when Mr. Dever pulled into his lane of travel causing the front of Mr. Quesnelle's vehicle to strike Mr. Dever's vehicle in the driver's side door. Mr. Dever was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with multiple non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Quesnelle was uninjured. KSP was assisted at the scene by Hardin Co. EMS, CVE, and the Central Hardin Fire Dept. The investigation is ongoing by Tpr. Dewan Kelly.

2013-11-27 12:23:04 | Comments | Printable version

Surprise coincidence at KMEA State Marching Band

Gift in memory of Beverly Merritt to KMEA makes it back to Adair County High School Marching Band, letting the band icon once more be a part of a great moment
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Special to

A very special moment happened the night of the KMEA State Marching Band Championship.

To say Beverly (Bev) Merritt was a fan of the Adair County Band program is a huge understatement.

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2013-11-27 10:52:27 | Comments | Printable version

KSP gives more details of accident which closed I-65 Tuesday

By Jared Newberry

KY State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Post 4 Elizabethtown, is investigating a mid morning accident which occurred on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Hart County along Interstate 65. According to Officer Brian Wood, a tractor and trailer headed southbound near the Larue/Hart County line made contact with another tractor and trailer, lost control and crossed the median; coming to final rest in the northbound lanes. No injuries are reported at this time, however traffic along I-65 northbound was closed for several hours and traffic was re-routed to secondary roads via a temporary detour. Officer Brian Wood is handling the investigation and was assited by Officer Nicholas Pruitt. - Officer Jared Newberry, Public Affairs Officer, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

2013-11-27 10:01:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Fire destroys house on Finley Ridge Road

Taylor County Volunteer Firefighters fought a house fire at 4344 East Finley Ridge Road near the Taylor/Marion County line in Taylor County. Even with the assistance of the Marion County Fire Department the flames gutted the residence and it is considered a total loss.

When firefighters arrived at 9:33amET, the structure had already sustained heavy damage and there was heavy smoke coming from all parts of the building. In all, firefighters were on the scene for some five hours. The name of the property owner and the occupant, if any were not available. The cause of the fire had not been determined at press time.

2013-11-27 09:54:54 | Comments | Printable version

LWC student-athletes lead school's Operation Christmas Child

Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders prepare 559 boxes of the college's total of 750 boxes this Christmas season

By Chris Wells, LWC Sports Information Director
COLUMBIA, KY - More than 500 Lindsey Wilson College student-athletes worked this fall to make the Christmas season special for children they will most likely never meet.

The Blue Raiders produced 559 shoeboxes for the college's participation in Operation Christmas Child. In total, the LWC community gathered almost 750 shoeboxes to help the international aid organization.

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2013-11-27 09:10:11 | Comments | Printable version

Adair School Board closed Thanksgiving & Friday

The Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 28-29, 2013.

2013-11-27 08:07:33 | Comments | Printable version

Holiday closing - Burton's Tin Shop/Closed Thanksgiving & Friday

Burton's Tin Shop, Inc., 106 S. Reed Street 106 S. Reed Street, Columbia, KY, (270-384-3888) will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2013, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. - Don Burton

2013-11-27 07:51:26 | Comments | Printable version

The Mustard Seed in Pellyton is closed - for now

A country restaurant added a delightful change of pace of area diners
Unfortunately, due to illness we will have to close the store until further notice.

However, in the meantime, we are also working on a continuation plan under other ownership. If that works out, the Mustard Seed will be reopened.

It has been a long, difficult road. We deeply appreciate all of the wonderful help from our local and extended community. Pellyton is a wonderful community we have come to know as home.

We will both be returning to Houston, where I can seek better medical care and we be together again, rather than living apart. We will still be returning here, as we still have our farm and who knows what we may plan here in the future. Thank you again Lemia and Ramon

2013-11-27 07:40:56 | Comments | Printable version

From Mattie Kimbler: Remembering David Mason

Mattie Kimbler writes:
I am so sorry for the loss of David just want the family to know your in my prayers.Mattie (Wooldridge) Kimbler --mattie kimbler
Comments re article 63593 David Mason 33 Russell Co KY 19802013

2013-11-27 07:17:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Christmas in Columbia, KY 2013: Christmas Carnival at LWC

A Columbia/Adair County Christmas Tradition with Santa arriving on fire truck

The third-annual Lindsey Wilson College Christmas Carnival will be 1pm-4pmCT Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY. Contact: Joel Peterson at or 270-384-7380 (Watch for Reminders of Events on Events Calendar, and CM Events.
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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - Families can enjoy the Christmas season December 7, 2013 at the third-annual Lindsey Wilson College Christmas Carnival at the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center. The event is free and open to the public. The LWC Christmas Carnival is part of the Christmas in Columbia "Storybook Weekend," Friday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2013.

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2013-11-27 06:09:53 | Comments | Printable version

Busiest Holiday for Travel? What US DOT says -

Thanksgiving and Christmas two of business travel days of the year - though severe weather may suppress travel this year

Story excerpted U.S. Department of Transportation

The Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year.

During the 6-day Thanksgiving travel period, the number of long-distance trips (to and from a

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2013-11-27 05:40:31 | Comments | Printable version

Site News/Advertising: Events are paid advertising if commercial

A reminder to everyone using EVENTS - events publicized with any paid advertising in any media are commercial on CM as well and so posted as paid advertising and so noted.

2013-11-27 04:35:28 | Comments | Printable version

Jon Halsey: On Open Meetings Laws - KY & USA

By Jon Halsey

Among the beauties of the U.S. system of Government, and among the reasons that the U.S. sytem is one of the oldest sytems of Government in the modern world are the concepts of a strong local democracy and dispersed jurisdiction. It is these two concepts that give rise to the "Kentucky Open Meetings laws (KRS 61.805 to 61.850)"

As long as the law is extant it must be obeyed and the citizens owe a debt of gratitude to the members of the Fourth Estate for protecting our interests. When the Publics business is conducted in such a way that the Public is kept uninformed of what they are being bound to, we run the serious risk of losing bits and pieces of the precious liberty and freedom we have been entrusted with. --Jon Halsey

Comments re article 63584 Letter Closed meetings

2013-11-27 04:33:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Has anybody found a Messiah sing-along around here?

Situation is really getting critical. Charles Marshburn really is going to Atlanta, GA - of all places - unless Event is found nearby

Charles Marshburn writes:
Must be a sing along if you are placing an order. We longhairs are very particular and a sing along "Messiah" is the only way to go. I am sending my tux to the cleaners. The ball is in everybody else's court! - Charles Marshburn
Comments re article 63581 Charles Marshburn headed for Georgia for Messiah

2013-11-27 04:18:30 | Comments | Printable version

Help for Food Pantry comes at critical time -

- from Lindsey Wilson College Women's Basketball team
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By Duane Bonifer
Members of the Lindsey Wilson College women's basketball team collected more than three boxes of food items at Tuesday night's game at Biggers Sports Center. Fans who attended the LWC-Indiana University Southeast game donated a non-perishable food item. The food will be donated to the Adair County Food Pantry. LWC won the game, 87-67.

Team members include: Paige Bosse of Walton, KY Laura Skudra of Riga, Latvia; Lani Karosich of Fort Walton, FL; Candance Foster of Whitley City, KY Mason Wethington of of Campbellsville, KY, Jared Peake of Campbellsville, KY Bre Elder of Lebanon, KY Cassidy Martin of Harrodsburg, KY Ranika Rone of Orlando, FL; Deanna Downs of Elizabethtown, KY Jamie Cummings of Glasgow, KY Kelsay Cummings of Glasgow, KY Keosha Wisener of Pulaski, TN; and Montera Copeland of Evansville, IN, Chanel Roberts of Radcliff, KY Tara Arnold of Frankfort, KY and Kayla Richardson of Louisville, KY. - Duane Bonifer
You can join the Lindsey Wilson Women's Basketball team in this cause by giving to the Adair Food Pantry, too. Here's basic information on the organization: ADAIR FOOD PANTRY, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY is open 9am-12pmCT, each Tuesday, serving families of Adair County, KY who meet certain income criteria, available at the food pantry. Anyone who wishes to donate to donate canned items or make financial gifts may contract Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847. from CM CM Directory of Recurring Events

2013-11-27 04:11:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, November 27, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 27, 2013:
Satisfying self,
not defeating another,
makes winning worthwhile.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 27 November 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 806, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, November 24, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting Search Box for to find your family members in Veterans List
The family search for Veterans has been a very popular feature on since it was started. There are more than 600 local families represented on our List of Adair County Veterans. You can find them easily.
Just enter your last name in the box, and press enter.
We'd like to thank everyone, including our sponsors, who help us maintain this list of veterans from Adair County, Kentucky, and we welcome your additions and corrections at

2013-11-27 03:11:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

The Marksmen will sing at Kelleyville Community Church

The Marksmen from Georgia will be singing at the Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kelleyville Rd., Columbia, KY 42728. November 30, 2013 at 6:30pmCT/7:30ET and on December 1, 2013, at 10:30amCT/11:30ET. - Linda Tucker

2013-11-27 02:51:30 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 27
Happy Birthday, Alan Young (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Gupton Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Pendleton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Shepherd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gladys Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith Malbaum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kiley Pearl Feese (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Bryant Kinnett (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Pyles Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven T. Grider (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stevie Mitchum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Thelma Robertson | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Maxie Eudell Blaydes (1930-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Truman Roach, Cumberland Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Bunch, Adair Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Kay Pierce, Adair Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Warren Dunlap, Taylor & Adair Co's., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles P. (Skinner) Blakely, Cumberland Co. KY (1945-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deanna Da'Lane Burton, Russell Springs, KY (1972-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Durham Roy Newman, 75, Casey Co., KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ginger Lorraine Fifield, Russell County, KY (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Ray (Bud) Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Memory Coats, Sr., Green County, KY (1938-2014)< | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melvin Martin, Casey County, KY, (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Daffron, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Shepherd, Adair Co., KY native (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Viola Bunch, 94, Russell County, KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allan Wayne Buckner, Columbia, KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Dale Hedgespeth, 84, Green Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith A. Hancock, Adair County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Uziel, Jr., 69, Russell County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewey (Bo) Meeks, Jr., 56, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Della Davidson, 81, Burkesville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandy Taylor, 34, Adair Co. KY/Taylor native (1981-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Arthur (Pete) McAnelly, 71, Adair Co., KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Clark, 83, Casey County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Murrell, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Gail Burton Bell, 66, Adair Co., KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlos Delton Graham, Cumberland Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel (Joan) Richards Roberts, Casey County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Lynn Anderson Gilbert, 58, Cumberland County, KY (1959-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don Grider, Russell Co., KY (1938-1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobart Tucker (1897-1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobert Tucker (1897-1986) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTThanksgiving Holidays: Nov. 27-28-29, No School Adair Co. School District | (ID:25443, Comment)
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:25448, 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. Twenty-five (25) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) 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. Ninety-six (96) 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. Thirty-five (35) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Thirty-six (36) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Ten (10) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Forty-seven (47) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:25471, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:25138, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:25146, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Nina Norris, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (ID:25437, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25128, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for John Earl Bryant, 58, Casey County, KY (1955-2013) | (ID:25455, Comment)
Adair Soil Conservation District office closing through Thanksgiving holidays | (ID:25466, Comment)
1:00pmCTService, Middleburg, KY, for Gary M. Godby, Casey Co., KY (1938-2013) | (ID:25460, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for Vestie Wright, 92, Burkesville, KY (1921-2013) | (ID:25454, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:25150, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25096, Comment)


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