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Says leaders passed on vocational school opportunities in past

Roger D Smith DMD writes:
Wouldn't it be nice if we had the total vocational school in Adair County instead of daily ferrying our students to Russell County? You know this could be true if only our leaders had accepted the opportunity.

Sorry, I don't remember the year, but Mr. Sam Evans who worked to place the vocational schools in the state offered the vocational school to Adair County not once but three times. Trying to meet a schedule set by the state, Mr. Evans, in desperation, met with the Russell County system and placed the school in less than two hours. Mr. Evans was a close friend of Howard Cheatham and really wanted to help our county and could never understand the rejection of this program. We talked about this many times.

We've had opportunities to improve life for our citizens, not only in education, but with jobs, and it seems for one reason or the other we have let them slide. Our young people deserve a chance to be educated with the goal improving their lives, but also the opportunity to stay and work in their home town.

My support goes without question. - Roger D Smith DMD
Comments re photo 52701 Doctor Rogers speaks for the Satellite Campus

2013-12-11 21:07:27 | Comments | Printable version

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Satellite campus hearing: The Loys speak for satellite campus

2013-12-11 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne. District Judge Mike Loy said in the hearing that he was fully in support of the satellite campus. An added benefit, he said, was that it would help keep more kids in school. District Court deals with attendance - truancy, in 20th Century terms - and he sees the vocational education opportunities as a big help to his and Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon's efforts to keep students in school. His wife Robin Loy, is the Director of the Adair County School Districts first College and Career Readiness Center, at Adair County High School.
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Judge allows AG to pursue case against MERS

Franklin Circuit Judge allows Attorney General Jack Conway's Case against MERS to move forward. 'MERS was created in 1995 to enable the mortgage industry to avoid paying state recording fees, to facilitate the rapid sale and securitization of mortgages, and to shorten the time it takes to pursue foreclosure actions,' story, which follows, maintains.

By Daniel Kemp,Deputy Communications Director KY Attorney General Jack Conway's office says

Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Franklin Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Office of the Attorney General properly alleged violations of Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act against MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS).

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2013-12-11 18:06:42 | Comments | Printable version

Harold W. Turner, Lone Star Ridge Community (d. Dec. 11, 2013)

He was a son of the late Ed and Ova Muse Turner and was a former employee of Homer Bartley Lumber Company. His wife, Deborah June Norris Turner, survives. He leaves 1 direct living descendants
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Harold Wayne Turner, age 62 of the Lone Star Ridge Community, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 13, 29013 at 1pmCT,at the House of Prayer Church with Bro.Phil Lowrey officiating. Burial will be in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 2pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, and after 11amCT at the church.

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2013-12-11 17:40:38 | Comments | Printable version


Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway asks FDA to Reconsider Decision to Approve Zohydro ER
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By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Jack Conway's office

Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that he and 28 state attorneys general from across the country, in a bipartisan effort, have asked the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reconsider its recent decision to approve the high-dose narcotic painkiller Zohydro ER.

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2013-12-11 16:42:00 | Comments | Printable version

We need the Paul Harvey of the story: City budget

Written after reading an interview with Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross in the December 5, 2013, Adair County Community Voice, He says he was disappointed when he went behind the numbers, and makes this plea: "Please, Chief, be a Company Man and help cut excess spending, you can do it! Mayor Mark, you could be one of the first to open our books and let us see how our money is being spent,' - RALPH R. WAGGENER

By Ralph Roy Waggener, Editor, It's Just for a Smile News
Personal commentary

Attitude is everything! If Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross would look at ways to run his department in a more economical way instead of defending how it's run now he could cut cost and still have a very good police department. If the Mayor and city council gave him a budget of $750,000.00 and told him there was no money available and not to excide his budget he could run his department on that amount and give us the same service we are getting now.

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2013-12-11 16:05:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Raymond L. Dillingham, Adair County, KY (1964-2013)

He was a native of Salem, IN, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his death. He was a construction worker. He leaves 1 direct living descendant
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Raymond L. Dillingham, 49, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at his residence in Columbia, KY.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1pmCT, at Victory Community Church, 107 North Reed Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bill Henson officiating. Visiting with the family will be after the service.

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2013-12-11 15:21:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

What Ralph said should not have even been needed to be said

In this letter, writer says he, too, agrees with what Hospital Board members Craig Pyles and Richard Grant are doing.

Jon Halsey writes:
If I could, I would send a rousing Alleluia chorus from Handel's Messiah to "brother" Ralph.

Ralph is right in saying that what Craig Pyles and Richard Grant have done and are doing should not have been needed - but as Ralph remarked, it was and I for one am thankful they are doing it.

By the same token, what Ralph Waggener said should not have needed to be said, but it has become obvious from others comments that it was and I for one am thankful he said it.

-Jon Halsey, Kniifley, KY
Comments re article 63911 We need to know the Paul Harvey about Westlake

2013-12-11 14:52:44 | Comments | Printable version

We need to know the Paul Harvey about Westlake

Sound business practices have to come first at Westlake

By Ralph Roy Waggener
Personal Commentary
What Craig Pyles and Richard Grant have told us is not what we want to hear but what we need to hear.

No business can spend more than it does not take in nor can it support a payroll bigger than it needs. Sounds harsh? South Central Printing, my own company has had problems since 2009 same as most other small companies and we have had to let 3 employees go and it's no easy thing to do.

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2013-12-11 13:45:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Adair Knife Club gives $500 to Shop with a Sheriff

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The Adair County Knife Club presented a $500 check to the Adair County Sheriff's Office's Shop-with-a-Sheriff's program at its meeting Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Present for the presentation were Adair County Deputy Aaron Rainwater, Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss; Phillip Cox-Treasurer, Adair County Knife Club; Willard Bryant, President of the Adair County Knife Club, Elvin Anderson, Jeralyn Spires, Richard Chelf, Dalton Coomer, Jim Dorman, Terry Thompson, and Allen Day.

2013-12-11 11:26:54 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Kody: Community has lost part of its heart

'The Adair County School District lost part of its heart with Kody's passing last week. On a larger scale, our community lost part of its heart as well. Kody brought out the best in all of us. Kody was living proof that the more we love, the more love we have to give. I hope we will always remember this simple truth that Kody lived. - ALAN W. REED

Comments about Kody Pelly, 23, Columbia, KY (1990-2013)

By Alan W. Reed
Personal commentary

I want to share with you and the readers of CM some of my own special memories of our dear friend, Kody Pelley. Kody completed his program of studies a few years back, but missed his school family and interacting with students. I'm not sure who reached out to whom, but Kody signed up to be a volunteer.

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2013-12-11 08:49:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACHS Site Council meets Mon., Dec. 16, 2013

Adair Couty High School's regularly scheduled monthly SBDM Council meeting will be this Monday, December 16, 2013, at 4pmCT, in the conference room of the high school, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. 526 Indian Dr. Columbia, KY 42728 - Troy Young

2013-12-11 08:30:03 | Comments | Printable version

Driver transported to RCH following crash on KY 80

Vehicle drops off roadway for some unknown reason
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By Ofc. Jared Newberry, Public Affairs Officer
KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforement Region 2

WINDSOR, CASEY CO., KY (8:29amCT/Dec. 11, 20130) - State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Post 15 Columbia KY, is investigating a commercial vehicle crash near the Windsor community in Casey County.

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2013-12-11 08:27:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Indians lose 1st game at Lebanon, KY

Loss is closer than score might indicate. Indians led by Ty Bennett and Chance Melton with 15, each
Next: Indians Girls 5:30pmCT/Boys 7pmCT, Doubleheader vs. Taylor County HS, Friday, December 13, 2013, at John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY.

Special to

The Adair County Indians suffered their first loss of the season 70-63 to a Fifth Region power, Marion County last night, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Lebanon, KY.

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2013-12-11 08:03:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Midnight Breakfast tradition: LWC students enjoy study break

Mid-night breakfast served to more than 670 this year
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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - More than 670 Lindsey Wilson College students took time off from studying for final examinations on Tuesday night to enjoy a late-night meal of breakfast comfort food.

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2013-12-11 05:32:39 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, December 11, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 11, 2013:
Same mishap third time
most likely will cause injured
to lose all patience.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 11 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 820, in progress

2013 Christmas Stories Book for 2013,
with many new, 2013 stories added this year, some CM Christmas Classics from years past.

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

2013-12-11 04:56:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 11
Happy Anniversary, David and Paula Bell (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kasey and Holly Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Dial (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Kinnett (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl M. Johnson (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marty Burton (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Pree | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Walter Theodore Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday,, Allee Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Colva Ray Leftwich, Summersville, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. A.J. Parrish (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Henson Griffith, Russell Springs, KY
(1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Burton Sinclair, Adair Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey F. Bell, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Eugene Bagby, Green County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Garland Paxton, Green Co., KY (1924-2014), Green Co., KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosaline Beck , 81, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Everett (Tude) Simpson, 81, Casey County, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 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:25646, 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: Three (3) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-five (45) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Sixty-five (65) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-seven (37) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Six (6) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Seven (7) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Eight-three (83) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:25783, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:25631, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:25634, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Mary Evelyn Chelf, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2013) | (ID:25771, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Bobby Lee Burton, Adair County, KY(1935-2013) | (ID:25765, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25522, Comment)
ACHS Site Council meets at ACHS, 526 Indian DR, Columbia, KY. Open to public. | (ID:25786, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Jamestown, KY, for Martha Burdette Rou, 92, Adair Co., KY (1921-2013) | (ID:25769, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:25583, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25555, Comment)
6:00pmCT"Journey to the Manger." LIVE, drive through Christmas program 6pm-9pmCT | (ID:25743, Comment)


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