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Campbellsville First United Methodist Church cantata is Sunday

By Martha Berry

The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church317 E Main Street (MAP), Campbellsville, KY, will present "O Holy Night" on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 10amCT/11amET. Everyone is invited to be part of this Christmas celebration. The Church is located across from the new Taylor County Judicial Building. Merry Christmas. - Martha Berry

2013-12-05 20:42:53 | Comments | Printable version

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Happy Tail: Ellie and her new dog Chief

2013-12-05 - Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Peg Schaeffer.
Peg Shaeffer writes:
I adopted out a dog named "Chief" today and received this photo and comments:
Hi Peg, I will send you a better picture soon with Ellie and Chief, but wanted to share this one with you. He had a bath and after his initial nervousness he settled down to take a nap. Ellie decided he needed a story read to him. (of course she can't read yet, but thought it was so sweet) She is already telling us she "loves him so much", and he is doing fine with our little dog Scooter. He will keep the name Chief, we think it's perfect for him. Will update you again with a little better photo. Thanks so much! - Jennifer, Barry and Ellie (Parker)
PS: I'll be selling GRAWL Quilt Raffle Tickets Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Christmas in the Courthouse, 9am-3pmCT, at the Historic Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY. See you there. I'll be upstairs. - Peg Schaeffer, Founder and CEO, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY.

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Says 25 mph limit for Fairground Street unreasonable

Comments re article 63782 Rita Smith Reduce speed approaching intersection signs needed

Jim Hudson writes:
Reducing the speed limit to 25 mph is unreasonable for that stretch of road. - Jim Hudson
I respectfully and absolutely disagree. That a high density residential area. The people whose lives speeders are endangering are precious family members to me. And in Kentucky, a 25 mph means 34 to too most drivers, and that's far too fast anywhere near the campus. We recognize that for public schools. - ED

2013-12-05 20:37:55 | Comments | Printable version

Billie Ruth Wilson, Hustonville, KY (1955-2013)

She was a former Pre-school and Headstart Teacher for the Lincoln County Board of Education and former employee of Hobart Corporation. Ms. Wilson was a member of the South Fork Separate Baptist Church in Casey County, KY. She was the widow of Willard Raymond Wilson. She leaves 6 direct living descendants.
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Billie Ruth Wilson, of Hustonville, KY, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital. She was 57.

Funeral services are 12pmCT/1pmET, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the South Fork Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Troy Coffey and Bro. Danny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the South Fork Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 8:30amCT/9:30amET-12pmCT/1pmET, at the church.

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2013-12-05 19:39:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rita Smith: Reduce speed, approaching intersection signs needed

Comments re article 63769 When will stoplight be installed at Greenhills RD/KY 206

Rita Smith writes:
Just my opinion, but the subject on the Greenhills Road, and on Burkesville Street, of installing a stop light, to control the wrecks would be useless. When I go out of town and come upon a sign informing me that an intersection is near, it gets my immediate attention. I start slowing down. You never know who else is approaching you.

So lets try and look into the matter of getting "Intersection approaching" signs installed where needed along with "reduce speed." It gets my attention. - Rita Smith
Thanks for good suggestion on the signage: It would help, especially if signs to reduce speed coming west, toward town had speeds reduced incrementally to 25mph on the town side of the bridge.

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2013-12-05 16:36:39 | Comments | Printable version

Elvas Lee Oakes, 88, Edmonton, KY (d. Dec. 4, 2013)

He was the son of the late James Payton and Dellie Smith Oakes. His wife of 65 years, Nelda Oakes, survives. He leaves two direct living descendants. He was a farmer, World War II Army veteran and husband of Ruth Stephens Oakes having been married for 65 years.
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Elvas Lee Oakes age 88 of Edmonton, KY, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Friday, December 6, 2013, and after 9amCT Saturday at the funeral home.

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2013-12-05 16:03:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kenny Powell: Bypass takes longer than cut through town

Comments re photo 52573 Another victim. A killed sign on Columbia Square Kenny Powell writes:
Actually, 3 miles out of the way on the bypass. I checked. Bypass takes longer. - Kenny Powell
And, according to some The semi-drivers sometimes avoid the bypass because that's where the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is heaviest. May Columbians could lobby the CVE to set up shop on the Square. By the way, the Yield Sign is back up. Think it's a break away standard, the sign faces look new though. Haven't heard if the driver volunteered payment for the cost of replacement. - EW

2013-12-05 15:56:12 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia PD Ofc. Johnny Dial receives Governor's Award

Columbia Police Officer recognized for efforts to remove impaired drivers from our roadways.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Dept., Jason Cross Chief

On 12-02-2013 CPD Ofc. Johnny Dial received a Governor's Award for removing and prosecuting impaired drivers travelling on the roadways in Adair County. Officer's who received the award from all across Kentucky travelled to the Marriott East in Louisville, KY for a ceremony in appreciation for their efforts.

"We are very proud of Officer Dial and his achievement, keeping impaired drivers off our city, county, and state roads has and always will be a priority for our department." Chief Jason Cross said. Officer Dial was accompanied by Sgt. Jr Murphy for the ceremony. - Jason Cross

2013-12-05 14:50:50 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia, KY resident faces rape charge in Campbellsville, KY

Other charges alleged are resisting arrest, burglary 2nd, and assault 4th (domestic). Suspect lodged in Taylor County Detention Center, Campbellsville, KY

From Anne Sanders, Campbellsville 911
Campbellsville Police Department, 100 Terri Lane, Campbellsville, KY

On Thursday, December 05, 2013 at approximately 5:30amCT, the Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint of a disturbance at 103 Vintage Lane. Once officers arrived on the scene, it was determined that 28 year old Joel C. Yarberry of Columbia, KY, had broken into the residence and was attempting to rape the resident.

Joel C. Yarberry, age 28, was arrested by Campbellsville Police and charged with: Burglary 2nd, Assault 4th (Domestci), Rape 1st (Attempted), and Resisting Arrest. Yarberry was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. Officer Daniel Forbis is the investigating officer. - Anne Sanders, Campbellsville 911

2013-12-05 14:40:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Norman F. White, 91, Louisville, KY (1922-2013)

He was a member of a highly regarded East Adair County family, the sone of the late John & Mary Ross White of the Ozark Community. He was a resident of Jefferson County, KY, at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethelean Oden White. He leaves 8 direct living descendants. He was owner and operator of White Straw and Hay, and an Army veteran of WWII.
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Norman F. White, 91, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Adair County, KY, passed away Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Friday, December 6, 2013, at 9amCT/10amET, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, with entombment in Louisville Memorial Gardens (West). Visitation will be Thursday 1pmCT/2pmET-7pmCT/8pmET at the funeral home.

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2013-12-05 12:36:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Comment on the: Demise of yield sign

Joyce M. Coomer writes:
Ed, did you think to whip out your trusty camera and photograph the truck's license plates so the DOT could trace them? - JOYCE M. COOMER. 270-384-4495
Yes, and then thought better of it: The driver was probably in a bad situation which is tantamount to entrapment. The City and State leave these tempting high speed limits in place, practically inviting a huge truck like this one not to use the one mile longer bypass. The driver was at that critical ethical dilemma moment where a pilot of a crashing plane has to decide whether or not to hit the orphanage or the mansion, and chooses the the mansion; and the truck, already swinging wide to miss the courthouse, just took out a sign, the lesser of two evils. Besides, I still believe the driver called in or will call in, apologize, and pay for the sign. - EW

2013-12-05 12:32:42 | Comments | Printable version

Impressed with CM coverage

Kenny Absher writes:
I'm impressed with this coverage; we need this. - Kenny Absher
Comments re article 63772 Columbia City Council meeting Monday, December 2, 2013

2013-12-05 12:04:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

C-ville PD, Taylor Sheriff's office makes arrest charging rape

Accused released on a $5,000 bond. The charge, rape in the third degree, is a a Class D felony

From Anne Sanders, Campbellsville 911

The Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff's Department have been investigating a suspected rape that occurred in July 2013. The investigation was initiated on November 16, 2013 and led to the arrest of Jeffery Watson (7/23/72) of 337 Puryear Road on Monday, December 2, 2013. Watson was arrested for Rape 3rd Degree on a Taylor District Warrant and was released on a $5000 bond. The incident was investigated by Ben Riggs (Campbellsville PD) and Brian Pickard (TCSO).

The charge of Rape 3rd is defined as:

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2013-12-05 11:40:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Edmonton Christmas Parade rules on Politics & the Parade

The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce regulations for entries in the upcoming Christmas Parade are the same as in years past: No "Elect Joe Brown for Dog Catcher" or "Vote for Joe Brown for Dog Catcher" signs will be permitted. Allowed are "Joe Brown Family" or if Joe Brown is an incumbent allow "Joe Brown, Dog Catcher." If anyone has any questions concerning this, call the chamber office at 270-432-3222. - Gaye Shaw, Executive Secretary

Gaye Shaw Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber Of Commerce PO Box 42 109 West Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY 42129

2013-12-05 07:56:29 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council meeting, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

In Monday night's meeting
  • Council votes to approve bond re-issue or Lindsey Wilson College
  • Approval of 10-woman Renaissance Columbia board tabled to await Main Street presentation
  • Citizen Bill Anderson
  • Berates city for failure to get incinerator he proposed or give help to his idea of an RV park. Says he didn't come to make any friends, but does: Robert Flowers offers to lend an ear, anytime
  • Council unanimously votes to accept bid of Martin Contracting for gas line extension on KY 55 N.
  • Mayor reports that Municipal Solutions study, re: alternative tax, not yet ready for presentation
  • Councillor Craig Dean calls for support for Christmas in Columbia
  • Councillor Linda Waggener asks for help getting Trail Towns organization here.
  • Councillor Robert Flowers says alternative tax must be faced
  • Councillor Ron Rogers calls for support for Chamber Christmas in Columbia Parade
  • Charles Grimsley pushes again, for traffic light to suppress speeding on Burkesville Street. Grimsley also announces success of Adair Heritage Association Old Courthouse Christmas Shops and bright prospects for the Adair Ministerial Association's Christmas Carol/massed choirs events at Christmas in Columbia
  • Councillor June Parson reminds Council to approve audit, to re-commit to promised quarterly studies to trim budget
  • Adjournment at 6:37pmCT on motion by Robert Flowers

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia City Council held a brief 35 minute December 2, 2013 regular meeting, at which the Council okayed the authorization of a $6,000,000 bond issue for Lindsey College, accepted the bid of Martin Contracting of $160,045 for the KY 55 N Gas Line extension, and table a plan to appoint eight new and re-appoint two current members of the 10-woman Renaissance Board Membership.

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2013-12-05 02:17:27 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball falls in five sets to Indiana Wesleyan

With the loss, Lindsey Wilson will not advance beyond Pool Play
NEXT: LWC Volleyball faces Biola University at 8pmCT, Thursday, December 5, at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA.

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

SIOUX CITY, IA - The Lindsey Wilson volleyball team suffered a five-set loss at the hands of Indiana Wesleyan University in their second match of pool play at the NAIA National Championship Thursday night, December 5, 2013.

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2013-12-05 01:08:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, THURSDAY, December 5, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 5, 2013:
Give to life your best
and believe it will give back
its best in return.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 5 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 814, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, December 1, 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

2013-12-05 00:27:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

When will stoplight be installed at Greenhills RD/KY 206?

Whether speed was a factor in most recent mishap or not, visual cues from recent 'enhancement' is causing higher speeds, greater chances for accidents, as the State Highway Department was told before the expenditure of taxpayers' dollars - and failure to make all traffic stop at the dangerous intersection. CM

Mitzi McKinley Bault writes:
For weeks we could not get in or out of our drive. Utilities turned off at times, and the state spent a lot of taxpayers' money, when all that had to done was put up a stop light. All it (so called sight enhancement project did made drivers go faster. No one enforces the 35mph speed. How many people have to be hurt or killed to get people to slow down. Mitzi Bault
Comments re article 63764 Wreck at 206 Greenhills Road blocks traffic for period of time

2013-12-05 00:15:46 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's Soccer reaches NAIA Championship semifinals

Blue Raider Women defeat Concordia 2-0. With its 31st win in the NAIA National Tournament, Lindsey Wilson is now tied with Azusa Pacific (CA) for all-time wins.
Next: LWC Women's Soccer vs. Concordia (OR) NAIA National Championship Semifinals at 1pmCT/2pmET, at the the Orange Beach Sportsplex, Gulf Oak Ridge Trail, Orange Beach, AL

By Pierce Yarberry

ORANGE BEACH, AL- Natasha Gensetter beat two defenders on the left side of the box and chipped a shot over keeper Jazmin Alvarez for what would be the decisive goal as top-seeded Lindsey Wilson earned a 2-0 decision over No.8 seed Concordia (CA) on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

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2013-12-05 00:01:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 5
Happy Anniversary, Ed and Brenda Harvey, (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jessica and Matthew Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Betsy Morgan. (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew VanArsdale (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Dwayne Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diane Benninngfield | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Glen Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joy Lynn Grider Carpenter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kellie Herron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Lawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Barbee Espinosa | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Business Anniversary, Betty Ollestad's OK Country Cooking (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldred Scales, Russell Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Francis Lawler, Green Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Huddleston, Burkesville, KY (1961 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Vincent Scott Barbour, Somerset, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Simpson, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David F. Hunter, 55, Cumberland Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Wesley, 85, Casey County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Lee Hammond, 90, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Donald Branstetter, 82, Tompkinsville, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen LaFavers, 90, Somerset, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen LaFavers, 90, Somerset, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Wilkerson, 81, Dunnville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Glen Bain, Metcalfe Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Lynn (Eudy) Perkins, 56, Metcalfe Co., KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Asberry , 60, Pellyton, Adair Co., KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Herbert Bay Mattingly, Jr., Glasgow, KY/Lebanon, KY native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brent Turner, 51, Adair County, KY (1966-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollis Grider, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 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:25642, 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. Twenty-four (24) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) 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. Six (6) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) 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. One (1) 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:25730, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Green County, KY, for Mary Ann Weaver, 92, Green County, KY (1921-2013) | (ID:25694, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Greensburg, KY for Mr. Richard Elmer Patterson, Green Co., KY (1922-2013) | (ID:25716, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25516, Comment)
LWC Volleyball faces Biola University
Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA | (ID:25731, Comment)
1:00pmCTLWC Women's Soccer vs. Concordia (OR) in NAIA Championship semifinals
Orange Beach Sportsplex, Gulf Oak Ridge Trail, Orange Beach, AL | (ID:25729, Comment)
1:30pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Helen Hortense McMahan, Taylor County, KY (1920-2013) | (ID:25708, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25547, Comment)
6:00pmCTAC Local Planning Board to meet: re: Finding, Satellite Campus
Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25724, Comment)
List of Items for Auction/As Updated
Jaycee Radio Auction on Wednesday-Thursday, December 4-5, 2013, 6pm-10pmCT both nights simulcast on WAIN 92.7FM and The WAVE 93.5 FM. To help with cash or merchandise donations, contact any Jaycee or Jennifer Carter at 270-634-1649. The phone number for the Radio Auction is 270-378-1885. | (ID:25726, Comment)
7:00pmCTDemocratic Gathering/Dinner / Everybody welcome!
at Lindsey Wilson Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY. Everyone welcome. $8.95/person buffet. - Adv. Paid for by Adair County Democratic Executive Committee, Vicky Pike, Treasurer| (ID:25475, Comment)


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