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Willie James Crawford, Clay Co., TN (1936-2013)

He was a native of the Kettle Community of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of Neeley Creek Community in Clay County, TN, at the time of his death. He was a member of the Waterview Church of Christ and a farmer. His wife of over 55 years, Betty Holman Crawford, survives. He leaves 8 direct living descendants.
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Willie James Crawford, age 77, of the Neeley Creek Community in Clay County, Tennessee passed away at his residence on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Funeral services for Willie James Crawford will be conducted on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Raymond Castillo officiating. Congregational song leadership will be provided by Bro. Jerry Willis. The family will receive friends after 3pmCT, on Sunday, December 15, 2013 until the funeral hour on Monday. Burial will be in the Crawford Family Cemetery in Clay County, Tennessee.


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CAUD Board Meeting December 12, 2013 - report

At tonight's December 12, 2013 regular CAUD board meeting:
  • Joe Chapman gets Wastewater Plant top post; Steve Breeding will be assistant.
  • CAUD Board Meeting December 12, 2013 - report
  • Board votes to advertise for Sewer Project bids, to be opened before January regular meeting
  • Work on new East Adair County tank on track
  • Board accepts Amos Tackett Chicken House petition
  • CAUD office will closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Dec. 24-25, 2013
  • Bad debts collected in house total over $23,000 for year
  • Meeting starts with Robert Flowers chairing; Tim Baker takes over for close


By Ed Waggener

The CAUD Board met in a brief but productive session this evening at which a new Waste Water Plant Manager was hired a bid was awarded for renovation of Downtown water lines and meters, and a date was set for opening bids on the landslide above the wastewater plant and the creek bank project, among other more routine actions.


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Dallis R. Wilson age 80, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Dec. 10, 2013)

He was a Metcalfe County native, a member of a large, prominent family. He was the son of hte late Sherman and Myrtie Hubbard Wilson. His death leaves former Judge Woodrow Wilson the last surviving 12 siblings. His wife of 62 years, Ruth Shaw Wilson survives. He leaves 20 direct living descendants. He was a retired construction worker

Dallis R. Wilson age 80, of Florence, KY, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held 12pmCT, Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Hubbard Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10amCT until service time Saturday at the funeral home.


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2013-12-12 17:33:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Read Across Adair is March 6, 2014 at ACPC

Sarah Burton is the new director of the program, following the retirement of Ellen Zornes. She's asking those interested in sponsoring a room to contact her.

By Sarah Burton

Read across Adair County will be 5pm-7pmCT, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. Those who would like to sponsor a room by reading to the students, please contact Sarah Burton at Adair County Primary center at sarah.burton@adair.kyschools.us. - Sarah Burton


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Journey to the Manger link to Map/Directions in article

Jennifer Hardwick writes:
Is there an article for this event with the directions to the location? Need driving directions --Jennifer Hardwick
Yes: there a Google Map link with directions from anywhere in the article: Journey to Manger cancelled this weekend, rescheduled to Dec. 11-12-13


2013-12-12 14:55:33 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Ann Coleman, Casey Co., KY (1957-2013)

She was a native of Fayette County, KY, and a resident of Casey County, KY, at the time of her death. She was a homemaker
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Joyce Coleman, of Liberty, KY, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was 56.

Funeral services are 12pmCT/1pmET, Friday, December 13, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. Burial will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 9pmCT/10pmET, Friday, until time of the funeral service.


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2013-12-12 14:12:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Remembers vocational school in Celina, TN

High School students built a house each year and sold it at the end of the term. He thinks this had a lot to do with how quickly the Honest Abe packaged home company in Moss, TN, grew to be one of the biggest in the U.S.

By Ralph Roy Waggener
Publisher, It's Just for a Smile News

I wish I could have attended the vocational school support meeting but I have been sick with a sinus infection and did not feel like getting out. Years ago when I was running The Clay Statesman in Celina, TNm The Clay County School System had a vocational school.

What I remember the most was that each year the Vocational School students built a house and sold it at the end of the school year.


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Mr. Bradley Burris, Green Co., KY, (1946-2013)

He was the son of the late Raymond Burris and Lovetta Kemp Burris. His wife of 43 years, Jerlene Vaughn Burris, survives. He leaves 1 direct living descendant. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He was a former mechanic for Fruit of the Loom, Inc., and maintenance for Golden Living Center-Green Hill. He was also a former veteran in the Army National Guard.
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Mr. Bradley Burris of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Raymond Burris and Lovetta Kemp Burris, was born on Monday, December 30, 1946 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 66 years, 11 months, and 10 days of age.

The funeral services for Mr. Bradley Burris will be conducted at 12 Noon CT, Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 31 Buford Dial Road, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY, Bro. Jason Shirrell, Bro. Keith Clements, Bro. Bill Pfoff, Bro. Meryl Young, Bro. Jeff Eastham, Bro. Roger Robertson, and Bro. Steve James will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-80mCT Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 296 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, and 6an-8pmCT, Friday, at the funeral home, and after 9amCT, Friday at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church until time of the funeral service.


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Dec. 2013 Adair Circuit Court Grand Jury indicts eight

The Adair County Circuit Court grand jury, Greg Willis, foreman, returned indictments against eight individuals on December 10, 2013.

Those indicted were:


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ACES Site Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

The Adair County Elementary School's regularly scheduled site base council meeting will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4pmCT, in the ACES Library, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. - STEVE BURTON, Principal.

2013-12-12 10:32:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Special called meeting Adair Fiscal Court, Dec. 30, 2013

There will be a special called meeting of the Adair County Fiscal Court on Monday, December 30, 2013, at 8:30amCT, in the Adair Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, with the following agenda:
  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call
    __Harold Burton (1), __Daryl Flatt (2),
    __Sammy Baker (3), __Perry Reeder (4),
    __Billy Dean Coffey (5), __Joe Rogers (6), __Billy Rowe (7)
  3. Sheila Blair: Approval of 2014 Clerk's Budget.
  4. Approval of Clerks Order setting Maximum Amount for Deputies
  5. Recommendation for Energy Grant
  6. Adjourn
End of Agenda for December 30, 2013


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ACSO investigates 2 vehicle injury collision

Wreck occurs at intersection of KY 55 & KY 704

By Adair County Deputy Sheriff B.J. Bray
Adair County Sheriff's Office

A two-pickup injury collision occurred at approximately 9amCT, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the intersection of KY 55 S and KY 704, just south of the limits of Columbia, KY.

Matthew Coffey, 29 years of age, Columbia, KY, was operating a 2002 Nissan pickup when he lost control in a curve. The vehicle crossed the roadway, striking a 1989 Dodge Pickup, operated by 55 year old Charles Kelsay, head on.

Coffey was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. Kelsay did not report any injuries. Adair County Deputy Sheriff B.J. Bray


2013-12-12 09:51:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Adair Fire Department battles two early morning blazes

Home at 1370 Beechtop Road blaze suffers moderate damage. Second fire call was to 101 East 80, to a residential structure which was total loss. Breeding Fire Department members aid effort.

By Donald Hare, Public Affairs Officer
Adair County Fire Department

The Adair County Fire Dept responded to two separate house fires during the early morning hours of Thursday morning, December 12, 2013

Fire I: 1370 Beechtop Road
The first fire occurred at 01:28amCT at 1370 Beechtop Road, Columbia, KY. The original call was for a flu fire, upon arrival house was on fire in roof area as well, The home was owned by Robert Fletcher there were 13 firemen on the scene for around three hours and the home received moderate damage.

Fire II: 101 E 80 Drive
While battling the first fire we received a call for a second fire at 101 East 80 Drive, Columbia, KY owner information available (James C. Holladay estate owner - CM, per Larry Smith, 99.9 FM); the call for this fire was received at 02:08 upon arrival house was engulfed in flames and was a total loss, There were 17 firemen on the scene along with members of the Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department. - Donald Hare


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Lydia Brooke Kerr, newborn, (d. Dec. 10, 2013)

Lydia Brooke Kerr newborn daughter of Kevin and Lacie Dubre Kerr, died Monday, December 10, 2013.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, J.E. and Millie Kerr, and maternal grandparents Watson and Debbie Dubre, maternal great grandparents, Wallace Dubre and Sam and Clarice White. She is also survived by uncles, Randy (Kim) Kerr, Elizabethtown, Wesley (Carla) Dubre and Brad (Tessa) Dubre: aunts, Susan (David) Hammer, Glasgow and Misty Dubre as well as numerous cousins.

Graveside services will be held later. McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.


2013-12-12 07:21:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Extraordinarily strong public showing for Satellite Campus

Community shows solidarity for the satellite campus, with many of the 50-plus present speaking, many calling it a dream come true
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By Ed Waggener

There was a extraordinarily strong showing of public support, with community leaders from almost all walks of life packing the Adair Annex Basement for the meeting, a preliminary to Tuesday nights Adair Fiscal Court meeting.

For most in the packed courtroom, it was being described as a dream come true.


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Lou Montgomery, Taylor Co., KY (d. Dec. 10, 2013)

She was a native of Breathitt County, KY and a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of her death. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. Her husband, Alex Montgomery, survives. She leaves 7 direct living descendants.
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Lou Montgomery, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late French Combs and Ethel Whitaker Combs, died at 12:10pmET, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Campbellsville.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James Jones and Dr. Mike O'Neal. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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Frank Page Smith (1924 - 2013)

South Central Kentucky has lost one of its most distinguished citizens. Frank Page Smith professed faith in Christ and in 2011, was honored for being the oldest, continuous male member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was discharged during World War II. He was a member of the Pitman Masonic Lodge #124 F&AM for more than sixty years. He was a retired building contractor, developing three subdivisions, Green Acres, Holly Brook and Cedar Creek. and opening two streets, Southern Drive and Oriole Lane. He built approximately five hundred houses in and around Campbellsville. He served on the Campbellsville Housing Board for forty years. He was Taylor County Fair Board president and was on the board of directors of Citizens Bank and Trust Company. His marriage to Nell Tapscott endured 71 years. He leaves 13 direct living descendants.

Frank Page Smith, 88 a resident of Campbellsville his entire life and winter resident of Naples, Florida, died at 11:22amET, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Avow Hospice Home in Naples, Florida after an extended illness.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, December 14, 2014 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. Mike O'Neal and Dr. James Jones. Entombment will be in Brookside Mauseleum, West Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET at the funeral home.


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Today, THURSDAY with CM , December 12, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 12, 2013:
Dealing with irate,
one's most dignified manner
may have no effect.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 12 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 821, 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 ColumbiaMagazine.com 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 webmaster@columbiamagazine.com.



2013-12-12 02:38:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Glasgow Musicale presents: Christmas in My Hometown

The Glasgow Musicale will present "Christmas in My Hometown," a musical extravaganza featuring more than 25 local musicians performing holiday classics, on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pmCT, at Faith United Methodist Church, 200 Green Acres Drive (Yahoo Map), Glasgow, KY. The community is invited to enjoy the sounds of the season in this free event. - SAM TERRY

2013-12-12 02:29:57 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 12
Happy Anniversary, David and Kathy Keith (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kyle and Natalie Riddle (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Caleb Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Hitch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Back (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Don Burton (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erica Antle | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kendra Leveridge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tabatha Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wendell Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Maholm, Adair Co., KY (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Berry Franklin Major, Jr.. former IM0 plant manager, Columbia, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arlene Pettey, Russell Springs, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs Ruth Eloise Salsbury, Taylor County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Duke Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Hardin, Taylor County, KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin Watkins, Russell County, KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Wilson, Russell County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jamia Skaggs, Taylor County, KY (1956-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Allen, Casey County, KY (1929-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, >Charles Willard Davis, Casey County, KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Downey (1937-2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernard Janes (Dec. 12, 1937- Nov. 17, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward B. Williams (Dec.12, 1910 - Oct. 31.1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Wheat Helm (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 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:25647, 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. Forty (40) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Forty-one (41) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) 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. Three (3) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Thirty-seven (37) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eight (8) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Taylor (3) 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:25790, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Interagency meets 2nd Thursdays
at Adair Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:25667, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Louise Curtis, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2013) | (ID:25779, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25523, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Margaret Louise Cawthorn, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Dec. 9, 2013) | (ID:25778, Comment)
4:30pmCTAdair Co. Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY - 2-hour Christmas Program | (ID:25449, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25556, Comment)
ACPC School-Based Council meeting rescheduled to Thursday, December 12, 2013,
ACPC Site Based Council meeting includes OK of Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25721, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia/Adair Co. Utilities Bd. regular 2nd Thursday meeting. (Watch here for AGENDA)
CAUD Offices, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. (Recurring /2nd Thursday) | (ID:25668, Comment)
Adair County 4-H shooting sports meeting for new members, at ACES | (ID:25699, Comment)
"Journey to the Manger." LIVE, drive through Christmas program 6pm-9pmCT | (ID:25744, Comment)
7:00pmCTVFW 6097, Ladies Auxiliary meet each 2nd Thursday
at VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY (Recurring Event) | (ID:25669, Comment)

 






















 
 
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