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LWC confers 418 degrees at Winter Commencement

Rev. Todd Love delivers commencement address. He and Greensburg businessman Lenn Pruitt receive honorary doctorates
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By Duane Bonifer, Director of Public Relations
Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson College graduated the largest winter class in the college's 110-year history Saturday morning. A total of 418 degrees were awarded at the college's 98th ceremony, held before a crowd of more than 2,000 guests in Biggers Sports Center on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College today, Saturday, December 13, 2013.

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2013-12-14 18:12:10 | Comments | Printable version

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2013 LWC Winter Commencement: Tess Copas & daughter

2013-12-14 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer. LWC photo.
Tess Copas of Red Boiling Springs, TN,
holds her 18-month-old daughter, Bria Miller, Saturday morning in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center following Lindsey Wilson College's 2013 winter commencement. Copas earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling. - Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College

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Campbellsville Police investigate stabbing on Hord Street

Alleged assailant found in area of High Pine Apartments
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From Larry Smith, the Big Dawg 99.9 FM

The Campbellsville Police Department responded to 107 Hord Street on Saturday, 2013, at 2:03amCT, where they found Thomas Guajardo had been stabbed during an altercation with an unknown black male. Guajardo was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS. Investigating officers Dexter Colvin, Daniel Forbis, Brian Moran and Richie French identified the the assailant as Marvin Brown, 34, of Ccampbellsville KH who was located in the area of High Pine Apartments. Brown was arrested and charged with Assault, 1st Degree. Brown was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Taylor County EMS, where he was treated for his injuries which had occurred during the assault. Brown was released by Taylor Regiona Hospital and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. From Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM, Campbellsville, KY

2013-12-14 18:04:28 | Comments | Printable version

Body of one missing duck hunter found in Green County, KY

Report below updated by Larry Smith, following an on air interview with Ronnie Dooley, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM, at 4:40pmCT/5:40pmET: The body of of the missing duck hunters, Harold Wethington, 77, Liberty, KY, was found in Green County, 26 miles downstream the the launch site at the tailwaters of the Green River Dam in Taylor County, KY. Green County Coroner Carol Ray pronounced Wethington deceased as a result of accidental drowning. The name of the other hunter, from Pulaski County, KY, is being withheld pending outcome of the search and positive identification
As many as 50 rescuers have been involved in search from Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Dept, Green County, Hart County, Butler County, Warren County, Taylor County Sheriff Dept, Dept of Fish & Wildlife, and Kentucky State Police. Click on headline for complete story w/photo(s)

From Ronnie Dooley, Public Affairs Officer, Campbellsville Fire & Rescue

At the present time Campbellsville -Taylor County Fire & Rescue are conducting a search on Green River in Taylor County for two missing men. The two men launched their boat yesterday morning, Friday, December 13, 2013, at Green River Boat Ramp just below the tail-waters of Green River Lake seven miles south of Campbellsville off Kentucky Highway 55 to duck hunt. When they failed to return, the family contacted the Campbellsville -Taylor County E 9-1-1 Center at 8:55pmET last night.

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2013-12-14 16:39:56 | Comments | Printable version

Alverta Hubbard, 82, Metcalfe County, KY (d. Dec. 13, 2013)

She was the matriarch of a highly regarded Metcalfe County, KY, family. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtie Jeffries Edwards. She was a member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She was saved at the age of 15 and was married to Albert Hubbard on October 19, 1947; their marriage endured 54 years.
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Alverta Hubbard, 82, Edmonton, KY, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Monday, December 16, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4pm-8pmCT, Sunday, December 15, 2013, and after 9amCT, Monday, December 16, 2013, at the funeral home.

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2013-12-14 15:31:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: God Bless All Those That Protect and Serve

Ed Darnell writes:

I agree with Chris 100 percent. When these brave men and women leave their homes each day, they do not know if they will return. They put their lives on the line each and everyday to protect the common good. Our society is upside down, they are the ones that should be making the big money. Not the men that make their living playing with balls. When we as a society decide that our teachers, police officers and those that have a real impact on our communities are the real heroes and not those that provide us with entertainment, then we will see real change.

To put it simply, the Jesters in the Kings court are now the Kings. How sad!

--Ed Darnell
Comments re article 63938 Letter In response to commentary regarding City Police

2013-12-14 15:23:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC/Basketball Women's defeat Cincinnati Christian 79-55

Candace Foster has career-high 20 points
NEXT: LWC Women's Basketball vs. Berea College, at 5pmCT, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Jay R. Nicol

CINCINNATI, OH - Lindsey Wilson women's basketball defeated Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) University 79-55 on Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2013, at Jill Rendell Court.

Lindsey Wilson was led by Candance Foster who had a career-high 20 points, shooting 6-of-9 from beyond the arc to lead the Blue Raiders to a 40-18 lead at halftime.

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2013-12-14 14:54:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Charles Willard Davis, Casey County, KY (1932-2013)

He was a farmer and former Sunday school teacher. He was a former member of Creston Baptist Church and current member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Davis was a highly decorated 21 years retired Army veteran, having achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant. He did 5 tours of combat in Vietnam. He received 2 Purple Hearts and 5 Bronze Stars with V devices. Mr. Davis also enjoyed music and played lead guitar in several different music groups, including the Happy Travelers, Firm Believers, and the Glory Airs.
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Charles Willard Davis, age 81, of West KY 70 in Casey County, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 12pmCT/1pmET, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Road, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Gale Durham officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Antioch Cemetery with military funeral honors by the US Army Fort Knox Color Guard. Visitation will be 5pm8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, on Monday at the funeral home.

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2013-12-14 11:58:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Critique: Re-reads Gordon Crump masterpiece each reappearance

One best essays on 'Life at the Apex of the Universe'

Mike Watson writes:
Ed, Each time this appears on CM I reread it. It is one of the best pieces on life at the apex of the universe that has seen light here or anywhere else. M - Mike Watson
Comments re article 63968 G Crump How I discovered Columbia when Columbus didnt

2013-12-14 10:35:18 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water Advisory in city of Columbia ( + Lifted notice)

This Boil Water advisory has been lifted as of 9:35amCT, Sunday, December 15, 2013, by the Kentucky Division of Water. You no longer have to boil your water. - CAUD

Columbia/Adair County Utilities District has just announced a boil water advisory for East Guardian Street and Reed Street in the city of Columbia due to a line break round 8pmCT, Friday evening, December 13, 2013. Until it is lifted, the advisory calls for bringing water to a rolling boil for three minutes before drinking.

2013-12-14 08:29:15 | Comments | Printable version

G. Crump: How I discovered Columbia . . . when Columbus didn't

'Someday I must go back to Lindsey Hill.' A highly suggested read for Lindsey Wilson Students, Family, Friends. About Columbia and Lindsey Wilson in the early 1940's, 29 April 1970. It's an essay considered by many to the the best or one of the best ever posted on, written by Gordon Crump and first posted

By Gordon B. Crump, aka "Hermit in the Woods"

Some days are meant to be memorable.

The others shouldn't count against our lifetime. I don't remember who expressed that idea first, but I have made it my own.

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2013-12-14 06:23:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Welcome, Families & Friends for LWC 98th Commencement

The LWC 98th Commencement ceremony will be held at 10amCT, today, Saturday, December 14, 2013, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive. The event will also be shown live in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY.
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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY- Lindsey Wilson College will graduate a record 418 students at the college's 98th commencement ceremony on December 14. At the December 14, 2013 ceremony, Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 219 undergraduate degrees and 199 graduate degrees. LWC awarded 381 degrees last December, which was the largest winter commencement.

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2013-12-14 06:19:45 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Betty's OK Country Cooking: Menu (Posted Dec. 14, 2013)

Scroll down for all four pages of Betty's OK Country Cooking menu posted December 14, 2013.

2013-12-14 04:50:37 | Comments | Printable version

2013 Metcalfe County Christmas Parade is on! Today

The parade will be held UNLESS roads are covered in ice or if it is raining an absolute flood! Entries will be accepted today between 9am-11amCT. Already, the parade promises to be the biggest one in E/MC parade history, with one expected from as far away as Fayro, Texas.

By Gaye Shaw
Edmonton/Metalfe County Chamber of Commerce

The Metcalfe County Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1pmET The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce conducts the parade. The parade will follow the same route as in previous years, beginning at Metcalfe County Intermediate Center, 206 Education Way, Edmonton, KY. Signs and or volunteers will direct persons as to where floats, etc. will park for lineup. The parade will proceed to and circle the square and then return to the school.

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2013-12-14 04:18:10 | Comments | Printable version

CACEDA Board meeting cancelled for December

The monthly Board meeting of the The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority scheduled for 8amCT, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 8amCT, at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Sue Stivers, Executive Director, Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority

2013-12-14 03:36:46 | Comments | Printable version

Mark Selby: Supports police officers - and adds to list

Danger doesn't end with arrests, he says. Jail employees have risky jobs, as well
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By Mark Selby
Personal commentary

Dear Mr. Waggener

I enjoyed the commentary regarding police officers and the dangers they face and compensation in return. The police are doing a great job and deserve more than what they get.

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2013-12-14 03:05:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Ralph Waggener adds note on Chris Knifley letter

To Chris Knifley, via CM, on his defense of early retirement
Your father, Don Knifley, would make a good officer even today. With his years of experience comes know how that youth just doesn't have. Young officers may be stronger, but they do not possess the strength or know how which comes from years of experience.

Why retire police officers just as they get the knowledge of how best to handle the people they have to deal with? With age comes knowledge that you just can't teach in a class room. - Ralph R. Waggener, editor, It's Just for a Smile News
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2013-12-14 02:55:44 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Chris Oliver named Coach of the Year

Blue Raider head coach honor for NAIA Region 1

By Jay Nicols

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson College head football coach Chris Oliver was named American Football Coaches Association 2013 NAIA Region 1 Coach of the Year, AFCA officials announced Thursday, December 12, 2013.

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2013-12-14 02:30:27 | Comments | Printable version

Letter to Editor Agrees with Chris Knifley

By Regina Key
Personal commentary

Kudos to Chris Knifley for submitting what many of us were thinking.

I don't have a problem with seeing how our tax dollars are spent by the police department, however why pick and choose which offices open their books to the public.

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2013-12-14 02:05:23 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. HS Indians fall to Taylor Co. Cardinals, 68-44

Zach Hutchison and Ty Bennett are high for ACHS, with 9 points each. Jake Hixson has 8, Chance Melton 6, Matt Fudge 6, Marshall Shelley 4, and Jacob Pooler 2 for Indians in losing cause
Next: ACHS Lady Indians 5:30pmCT and Indians 7pmCT, vs. Campbellsville HS teams, Monday, December 16, 2013, at John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY

Special to

The Adair County Indians dropped to 2-2 on the season as they fell to Taylor County (3-0) 68-44 Friday night, December 14, 2013.

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2013-12-14 01:22:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SATURDAY with CM, December 14, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 14, 2013:
allows one to comprehend
hurts others suffer.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 14 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 823, in progress

Video: CU AFRICA Niger Mission Trip

This documentary YouTube video about a mission to Niger, Africal, by a group of Campbellsville University students and staff to carry the gospel of Jesus to the Songhai people. It was produced by Alan Haven, Production Assistant, WLCU-TV & FM, Campbellsville University.

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

2013-12-14 01:03:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Barry Jones writes in support of all police officers

Barry Jones writes:
My uncle was a US Marshall, retired and lived through it. Many of my close friends were police officers, including Chris, retired and lived through it. Thanks to all police officers, no matter what branch, for their service and their integrity. You worked long and dangerous hours and I was always proud of the jobs you all did. To call these men my friends is an honor and I'm proud that they can call me friend. - Barry Jones
Related Story: Letter: In response to commentary regarding City Police

2013-12-14 01:00:40 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 14
Happy Anniversary, Clifton & Phyllis Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, David and Schella Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jackie and Kim Helm, (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James and Erin Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashtin Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Berberich | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Bethany Taylor Shain | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Brown (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Pyles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth York (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Gonzalez | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Sneed birthday | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fred Daniel Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isaiah Larguero (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie "Speedy" Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanene Suesann Pike (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeren Franklin (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerrod Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaden Bardin (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenzey Madison Crawhorn (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lester Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lizzie Mae Stephens (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mallory Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Alan Luttrell (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick Curry (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nolan Cole (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Begley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roger Huckaby, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vickie Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Roy L. Morgan, Green Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Long, 65, Casey Co., KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Arthur Grover, 58, Adair Co. KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Inez Adams,Taylor Co., KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Estil Cochran, Campbellsville, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma A. Harvey, Adair Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Bowen, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fairis G. (Slim) Jones, Cumberland Co.,KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Radford Cary, Burkesville, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Wright Staley, Burkesville, KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Billie Lynn Rutherford, Adair County, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Loy, 70, Russell Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlotte O. Ricker, 84, Pulaski Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betsy Cheatham Stotts, Columbia, KY native (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry D. (Danny) Coffey, 61, Russell Co., KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmy Ernest Gosser, 55, Russell County, KY (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lizzie Mae Stephens, 88, Edmonton, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Michael Propes, 66, Willow Shade, KY native (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ella Mae Lobb, 83, Greensburg, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Grider Mann, 71, Russell Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
Services, Cumberland County, KY, McKenley Johnson, 79, Cumberland County, KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTPrayer Breakfast at Liberty Road General Store | (ID:25774, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Bowling Green, KY, for Sallie Elizabeth Lowe Whitfield, Adair Co., KY native (1928-2013) | (ID:25764, Comment)
Lindsey Wilson College 98th Commencement at Biggers Sports Center | (ID:25782, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Frank Page Smith, Campbellsville, KY (1924 - 2013) | (ID:25791, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25525, Comment)
Services, Edmonton, KY, for Dallis R. Wilson, age 80, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Dec. 10, 2013) | (ID:25797, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Betty Marie Fields, 64, Casey Co., KY (1949-2013) | (ID:25756, Comment)
2013 Metcalfe County Christmas Parade, Edmonton, KY is on! Today | (ID:25806, Comment)
Memorial service, Columbia, KY, for Raymond L. Dillingham, Adair County, KY (1964-2013) | (ID:25787, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25558, Comment)


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