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Woman's Club annual Christmas Home Tour: Dec. 8, 2013

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By Vonnie Kolbenschlag
News from the Columbia Woman's Club

Columbia Woman's Club members are most appreciative of the kindness and community spirit of home owners who graciously open their homes for the clubs annual home tour. This year the tour is Sunday, December 8, 1pm-4:30pmCT. Money received goes toward a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior woman to attend Lindsey Wilson College and for other community projects. Tickets are available at the chamber office - 384 6020 - and from club members for $5.00. Tickets will cost $7.00 if bought at the homes on the day of the tour.

We thank the Praise Assembly Church for allowing parking for the Della Shaw house on Jamestown Street. Notice the church's new enhanced exterior - a plus for our neighborhood.

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2014 CWC Home Tour: Heart's Image, David Waltz

2013-12-01 - 980 G Taylor Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
David Waltz' Heart's Image Pottery and Sculpture Studio 980 G Taylor Road (turn off Hwy 61 at the five mile marker). The Columbia Woman's Club supports local arts and brings recognition this year to a place that displays for sale one of a kind ceramic sculptures as well as pottery for everyday use. Drop by to purchase or just view what David can make with various clays. Other artists will also be present with their art available for purchase. Buying for oneself or for a gift that comes from a local artist makes the gift more meaningful. This stop requires no ticket and David will have refreshments to enjoy while getting to know some of our artists and their work. - GEORGE KOLBENSCHLAG

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Praises Taylor County man who shoots in alleged burglary

Kathryn Miller writes:
Great job to the man who defended himself and his home. If more people would stand up and defend themselves like this there would be less crime. - Kathryn Miller
Comments re article 63670 Home owner in Taylor Co KY shoots man in alleged burglary

2013-12-01 20:01:12 | Comments | Printable version

Please send Events for December 2013 and January 2014

Recurrent Events were posted this morning, Sunday, December 1, 2013, for December. Please send additional Events for December 2013 and January 2014

Additional meetings, including more Christmas/New Year's events, church programs, and other events will be added continuously throughout daily, sometimes hourly, throughout the month. Readers are invited to scan and help update: Events are is provided primarily to be of interest to readers in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky. To submit, use any Contact/Submit button. If an item is not posted within 2 business hours, 8amCT/9amET-5pmCT/6pmET, please call 270-250-2730 for assistance. - CM

2013-12-01 19:05:22 | Comments | Printable version

Sad word of the passing of Mr. Paul Corbin

We have received the sad word of the passing of Mr. Paul Corbin, formerly of Adair County, KY who died Friday morning, November 29, 2013, at Magnolia Village in Bowling Green, KY. Mr. Corbin taught school at Shepherd Elementary School and at Knifley Grade Center over the course of many years. will post more when details are received. Information and memories of Mr. Corbin welcome. -CM

2013-12-01 18:38:19 | Comments | Printable version

GRAWL Raffle tickets on sale at Christmas in Columbia

Raffle will be held at Hardscratch General Store, Glensfork, KY on Dec. 15, 2013

Heather Evans writes:
GRAWL has been selling raffle tickets all year to raffle off our handcrafted quilt. The raffle is an endeavor to raise money for our spay/neuter program. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket we will be at the Christmas on the Square Event, in the Adair Courthouse, 500 Public Square 9am-3pmCT, Saturday, December 7, 2013. This will be your last chance to purchase tickets, as we are holding the raffle on December 15, 2013, at the Hardscratch General Store, 7289 Hwy 55 South Road, Columbia, KY at 1pmCT. Thank you!! - Heather Evans
Watch for reminders of Events in CM EVENTS

2013-12-01 18:26:41 | Comments | Printable version

Wonders about Mary's House ongoing story

Ann Goff writes:
I don't want anyone to think that I am just being nosey but I would really like to know what happened to Mary's House and all the children. My heart was really touched when I saw all of those children.

I kept all of the stories that came out about them in your paper, but never heard any more after November 2012 when they were painting the inside of the house. They had said they were sure that they would have the house finished by Christmas of 2012, after that I never heard any more. Thanks, Ann - Ann Goff
Comments re photo 47540 Marys House Report Nov 15 2012 Terry McGuffin

2013-12-01 17:53:21 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Genealogical Society Christmas Social Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

By Lila Ford
News from Adair County Genealogical Society

Adair County Genealogical Society will have it Christmas Social at its regular monthly meetings at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, each first Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact: Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, Ky. 270-384-2472 ask for Ernestine or LeeAnn. - LILA FORD

2013-12-01 17:40:31 | Comments | Printable version

Enjoyed Forest Harvey's Christmas Memories

Comments re article 63672 CHRISTMAS MEMORIES of Forest Harvey

Brandy SmithThompson writes:
I truly enjoyed reading this story. Please post more like this for us to read. I like reading them to my children. Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas. --Brandy SmithThompson
Thanks, Brandy Smith Thompson: Wasn't this story a pleasure! has a wealth of these stories over the years, and we'll be choosing the best of them during the next 24 days. If you or other readers have stories you'd like to submit, send them using any Contact/Submit button. - EW

2013-12-01 17:06:44 |
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Name of woman whose body was found by jogger released

Next earlier story: discovered by a jogger on Friendship Pike, Taylor County, KY, who who saw the body lying along Pitman Creek early Saturday morning, November 30, 2013 by Larry Smith

By Larry Smith, The Big Dawg 99.9 FM & The WAVE 92.7 FM

Authorities say the woman whose body was discovered by a jogger on Friendship Pike, Taylor County, KY, Saturday morning, November 30, 2013, is that of Donna Katherine "Kathy" Collett, 34 years of age, of Campbellsville, KY.

The death investigation is ongoing, headed by Detective Brian Pickard of the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.

An autopsy was completed today.

2013-12-01 15:59:25 | Comments | Printable version

Crossroads Quartet at Melson Ridge Baptist

The Crossroads Quartet will be singing Sunday night, December 1, at 6pmCT at the Melson Ridge United Baptist Church, 3082 Melson Ridge Road, Columbia, KY. Everyone is nvited to come and have a good time of Christian Fellowship.

2013-12-01 10:55:13 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Beautiful Court House

Chris Morrison writes:
Oh my what another wonderful picture of part of our beautiful court house. And the prettiest sky ever, Columbia is such a wonderful place to live please let's keep it that way. --Chris Morrison
Comments re photo 52517 Scenic Adair Co KY A sky of ACHS Blue

2013-12-01 10:23:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Body found by jogger along Pitman Creek, Taylor Co., KY

Investigation ongoing by Taylor County Sheriff's Office

By Larry Smith, The Big Dawg 99.9 FM & The WAVE 92.7 FM

The body of a female believed to be in her 30s was discovered by a jogger on Friendship Pike, Taylor County, KY, who who saw the body lying along Pitman Creek early Saturday morning, November 30, 2013.

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2013-12-01 09:59:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Ms. Dorothy C. Weymouth, 81, Adair Co. KY native (1932-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, the daughter of the late Grover and Collie Campbell of the Sparksville Community of Adair County, KY and has many relatives in Adair County. She leaves 12 direct living descendants spanning 3 generations. Ms. Weymouth retired from Bremner Biscuit Company and was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church
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Ms. Dorothy C. Weymouth, age 81, of Hillview, KY, formerly of Adair County, KY returned to her Heavenly Father on November 29, 2013.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, 4895 North Preston Highway, (Preston Highway at Brooks Road), Shepherdsville, KY, with interment in Brookland Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 12pm-7pmCT/1pm-8pmET, and Wednesday from 8amCT/9amET until time of service at Schoppenhorst. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Little Flock Baptist Church Building Fund.

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2013-12-01 08:35:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Christmas Season starts in earnest in Adair County today

The countdown is on. Five days to Christmas in Columbia 2013 - A Storybook Christmas, one of Kentucky's destination celebrations, with more than ever this year. CM will do its best to keep you posted, with a suggestion to readers to follow all the Events Scheduled for the day, daily on the Main Page of CM, and look ahead in the CM Events Calendar for the days and months ahead.

Special CM Christmas kickoff announcement

This weekend, Adair Countians were more content to observe Thanksgiving before diving into the Christmas Season - no Labor Day or Fourth of July kickoff for Christmas for here, thank you very much - but excitement and anticipation is running high for the burst out of the 23rd Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce Christmas in Columbia.

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2013-12-01 06:24:03 | Comments | Printable version

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES . . . of Forest Harvey

Forest F. Harvey kicks of the Christmas Stories/Christmas Memories series for 2013 with a fabulous story touching on Highway in Clinton County, life in Columbia while his father was pastor of the Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and of his captivation with the little red rocker in Santa's Sleigh in the Columbia Christmas Parade, of WWII days with the Fred Harvey family at Old Steam in Greenup County, KY and a Christmas with musical instruments from a pawn shop in Ashland, and the Christmas in McEwen, TN, in 1970, saved financially by an avocational job painting a house on his Mondays in October, away from his pastoral vocation at Pine Knot Church of the Nazarene there.
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By Forest F. Harvey

During the Great Depression in 1929 America suffered some of the hardest times in its history. Families had to endure and make do in all ways of life. Sacrifice was at an all time high. Christmas time was many times the occasion for people to forget the hard times and show love for their family.

The R. B. Abston family lived in Highway, Kentucky. There were ten children with my Mother Mary being the second. She was born in 1909 and well remembered this story and told it to me many times.

Christmas was coming and there was no money for gifts.

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2013-12-01 04:29:52 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: Thanksgiving 2013 with fellow immigrants

In a wide ranging story, Peg Schaeffer tells of great fellow immigrants - immigrants to Adair County - and the joyous Thanksgiving she had with them. How thankful she is that they are raising five adorable grandchildren. She wonders why, so often, pet members of families don't have foster homes to go to. And suggests ways to help the animals, this Christmas season. She'll be a Christmas in Columbia, upstairs in the Historic Adair County Courthouse, Saturday, December 7, 2013, and invites everyone to stop and see her. Click on headline for complete story with photo of "Freckles," a most endearing Chihuahua available for adoption.
The next earlier Happy Tails: Happy Tail: There are many plusses to adopting a senior dog Posted November 24, 2013

By Peg Schaeffer

I had Thanksgiving dinner at my neighbors' house.

Like Keith and me they are immigrants to Kentucky. They moved here from New York.

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2013-12-01 04:08:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Home owner in Taylor Co., KY shoots man in alleged burglary

Hodgenville man airlifted to Louisville Hospital. Condition not known at this time. Incident occurs just before midnight, ET on Spurlington Road, Taylor County, KY, north of Campbellsville, KY.

From Campbellsville 911/Taylor County Sheriff's Department
Campbellsville, KY

At 11:52pmET, Saturday, November 30, 2013, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department responded to a burglary of a residence on Spurlington Road.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Steven Christopher Followell of Hodgenville, KY, was threatening harm to the home owner and was forcing his way into the residence and was shot by the homeowner during the course of the crime.

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2013-12-01 03:26:55 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: The People of the Book

Of Writers And Their Books: The People of the Book. Tom praises Geraldine Brooks for the timbre of her voice in her novels: the ability to hear and transmit to the reader the voices of characters who lived long ago. This column first appeared 30 November 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Telling Folks What Not to Read

By Tom Chaney

The People of the Book

When my sister and Bookstore partner Ann Matera says, "Tom, I just finished a book you need to read," I know there is a book I need to read pretty quick. It is not that, although born after me, she is older than I. She is. It's not that she can pack a pretty good wallop when roused up. She can. It's that she has, not only mighty good taste, but knows the nature and bounds of my own taste in reading.

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2013-12-01 02:07:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Today, SUNDAY with CM, December 1, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 1, 2013:
Well-known enemy
becomes friend in routine life,
is missed when absent.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 1 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 810, 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

2013-12-01 01:39:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Charles Brockman, Taylor County, KY (1919-2013)

He was a native of Taylor County, KY and a resident of the county at the tiime of his death. He was tthe son of the late Owen Brockman and the late Cora Holmes Brockman. His marriage to Lucille Franklin Brockman spanned over 68 years. He leaves 18 direct living descendants. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Bible Baptist Tabernacle
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Charles Brockman, 94, Campbellsville, KY, died at 4:55amET, Saturday, November 30, 2013 in Campbellsville.

Celebration of Life Service, 1pmCT/2pmET, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Pastor Bob Cutler Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.

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2013-12-01 01:06:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Chicken and Noodles

Chuck Hinman: Chicken and Noodles: the Good Ol' Homemade Kind. Chuck notes that both his mom and his wife were experts at making noodles and that he never saw a store-bought package of egg-noodles in a Hinman pantry.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Leaving the nest and early days of flying: Bird 1 -- Bob Hinman

By Chuck Hinman

Chicken and Noodles: the Good Ol' Homemade Kind

My mom and my wife shared one expertise; both were experts at making home-made noodles but in very different ways. In all my years of living, I never saw a store-bought package of egg-noodles in a Hinman pantry. Skinners or American Beauty would have gone bankrupt if they had depended on the Hinmans keeping them in the noodle business.

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2013-12-01 00:51:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

LWC Men's Basketball defeats Robert Morris in Lindsey Classic

Keshaun Mayfield has double double and high production of 18 points. Chase Cox hits five-of-nine from three point range
NEXT: LWC/Basketball Men at Martin Methodist at Curry Christian Life Center, 433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, TN. 6:00pmCT/7:00pmET Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

By Jay Nicols

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson men's basketball defeated Robert Morris (IL) University 95-83 in the Lindsey Wilson Classic on Saturday at Biggers Sports Center.

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2013-12-01 00:23:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Collision on KY 88, Green County takes life of Glasgow man

Overcorrection a factor. Vehicle drops off shoulder of roadway, overcorrects and crosses roadway, striking oncoming vehicle. One driver pronouned dead at the scene. Second driver airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital where he is in critical condition

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

GREENSBURG, KY - Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating a collision that occurred today, Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:45pmCT on KY 88 in Green County.

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2013-12-01 00:01:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 1
Happy Birthday, Bryan Burress (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Curry (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jadelyn Taryn Waggener (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Dwain Feese (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lewis Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louise Judd Merrell (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, MacKenzie Grace Piercy (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Edwin Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammy Hitch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sierra Dalyn Rooks (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tom Chaney | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William B. Montgomery, Stanford, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Fay Catlett, 68, Adair Co. KY native (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bob) Sallee, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Dorothy Morris, Liberty, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gaines "Jim" Hodges, Cumberland Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John (Billy) Whitlock, Adair Co. native (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ruby Arlene Gardner Wright, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Burton, Columbia, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth "Beth" Russell, Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Sarah Brooke Hart, Jamestown, KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Noel, Adair County, KY, native (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Humphrey, 83, Burkesville, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph J. Cole, 90, Cumberland County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernice A. Wisdom, 86, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zannie Mae Burton Estes, Green Co., KY, Adair Co. KY native (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Wanda Elavee Sells Wright, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daisy Dimple Cheatham Powell (1915-1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, Patricia Anne Montgomery, Taylor County, KY (1985-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 1, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:25577, Comment)
10:30amCTThe Marksmen will sing at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:25470, Comment)
NoonCTLWC Wrestling vs. Newberry (SC) College, and Belmont Abbey (NC) College
first LWC match, 12:00CT/1:00ET, Eleazer Arena, 2100 College ST, Newberry, SC. | (ID:25434, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25512, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Dutch Creek Cemetery, Cumberland Co., KY, for Norma Cahill Harvey, Adair Co., KY (1940-2013) | (ID:25490, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Mr. Sherrill Randall Baldwin, Taylor County, KY (1963-2013) | (ID:25498, Comment)
Visitation - no service - 1pm-3pmCT, in Jamestown, KY for Anna Faye Helm, Russell County, KY (1954-2013) | (ID:25501, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Patricia Ann Long Stone, 57, Burkesville, KY, (1955-2013) | (ID:25497, Comment)
5:00pmCTSparksville Baptist presents Christmas Around the World/Meal follows | (ID:25391, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25543, Comment)
6:00pmCTGradyville Baptist Church Christmas play | (ID:25509, Comment)
Crossroads Quartet sings at Melson Ridge Baptist | (ID:25598, Comment)
6:30pmCTLewis & Lewis in concert, Millerfield Church Brethren in Christ Church | (ID:25504, Comment)


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