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Wants story on Cameron Campbell's academic achievement

Comments re article 63950 CUs December commencements to feature 196 graduates

Janet Wilkerson writes:
An update to this story naming the Columbia/Adair County graduates would be fitting. A special congratulations to Valedictorian Cameron Campbell with a 4.0 in his chemistry major is due. Linda Waggener has written before about one of Cameron's previous accomplishments. - Janet Wilkerson
Thanks, Janet Wilkerson We're awaiting a follow up from Campbellsville University commencement. Thanks for pointing out the chemistry GPA. And that's just a small part of what he's achieved so far. We find it great that Cameron is getting rock star recognition, which he greatly deserves.

2013-12-15 23:43:21 | Comments | Printable version

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Front end damage to cruiser is extensive

2013-12-15 - Lynn\'s Service Center, Columbia, KY - Photo by Edwaggener. Damage was extensive to front end of Deputy Cross' cruiser after it was involved in a head on collision on KY 55 about 2 miles north of Columbia, KY.
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LWC Men's Basketball defeats Philander Smith 72-59

D'on Hall has perfect free throw night, hitting 9 for 9
Next - Lindsey Wilson hosts Martin Methodist (TN) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 for a 7pmCT/8pmET game at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Pierce Yarberry

COLUMBIA, KY - D'On Hall shot 9-of-9 from the free throw line and scored 20 points as Lindsey Wilson men's basketball defeated No. 14-ranked Philander Smith (AR) College 72-59 Sunday at Biggers Sports Center.

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2013-12-15 23:21:20 | Comments | Printable version

Mt. Carmel UM Church Nativity Pageant is Dec. 22, 2013

By Jeana Pike

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY, will present a Nativity Pageant on Sunday, December 22, 2013 during the 11amCT worship service. Pastor Bro. Lanny Garner and congregation would like to invite everyone to attend. - Jeana Pike

2013-12-15 23:04:21 | Comments | Printable version

Three Blue Raiders place. Wrestling 9th at Midwest Classic

Jameel Bryant and Joe Cozart finish second, Wismit Moinius fourth
Next - Lindsey Wilson Wrestling hosts St. Andrews College (NC) January 4, 2013 at 12pmCT, at the Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY.

By Chris Wells
News from Lindsey Wilson College

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Lindsey Wilson College wrestling team finished in ninth place at the Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, 2013

Three Blue Raiders advanced to day two of the tournament which featured the semifinal and final matches for each weight class.

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2013-12-15 22:56:38 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Working with Santa Claus

'In Santa's world, the homes are warm and cozy with nothing but the flicker of candle light glowing in the windows. I might prefer electric candles, but the warmth and the flickering I would embrace. In reality, the season isn't a scene straight out of "The Night Before Christmas." It either brings out the best in people or the worst.' - CAROL PERKINS
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: O Christmas tree, you'll be the death of me

By Carol Perkins

Living at the North Pole and working in Santa's workshop appealed to me as a child. As a matter of fact, it appeals to me now. I like what I've seen on the pages of Christmas storybooks and in movies such as "White Christmas." The snow covered town where the moon is so bright there is no need for street lights, and the shuffling of elves back and forth from one shop to the other in a rush to complete orders-perfect. I know how to rush so I would fit right in this town.

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2013-12-15 17:26:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Sugarfoot and A Dog named Christmas set a record

About A Dog named Christmas - Available for adoption, Sugarfoot

I think we just set a record - Christmas has been adopted. Thanks Ed and Columbia Magazine! - Peg Schaeffer

2013-12-15 16:52:33 | Comments | Printable version

Supports those who protect; says ballplayers make too much

Mary Ann Brown writes:
Thank Goodness somebody else realizes that the ball players/handlers are not the ones that should row in the money but the people that make the greatest impact on teaching our young/protecting our counties/states/country are the ones that should have the big money. I know this neck of woods thrives on ball playing but the people that risk their life each time they go to a domestic situation/robbery/hostage situations, these people have no idea that they will ever return back home. Our young need guidance and they need it bad....I could not do either job for I lack the patience and the knowledge but I do want to thank those that can and do their jobs day in and day out...I'm referring to soldiers too. People in the public eye have to stand on the fence/jump over the fence and straddle the fence just to keep peace but at what cost? Just an ole lady giving her opinion! Ballplayers in all ball sports make way too money...--Mary Ann Brown
Comments re article 63973 Letter God Bless All Those That Protect and Serve

2013-12-15 15:15:38 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tale: Sponsor a Dog for Christmas

Christmas is truly enhanced by a dog. Peg Schaeffer says the response to the "Adopt a Dog" has been amazing, and includes some heartwarming Christmas Happy Tales. Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)
The next earlier Happy Tail: Christmas Fund Raising

By Peg Schaeffer

Last Sunday I went to Nashville to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was a great concert with an amazing light show. This was the second time I've seen them. The first time was at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT 8 or 9 years ago. If you ever have a chance to see them perform don't miss it.

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2013-12-15 13:55:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Pamela Ellen McFarland, Russell County, KY (1949-2013)

She was a native of Cincinnati, OH, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the laate Ross and Judith Eschenbach Lemons. Her husband, John H. McFarland, survives. She leaves 13 direct living descendants. She was a certified nurses aide.
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Pamela Ellen McFarland, 64, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.

The funeral service for Pamela Ellen McFarland will be 1pmCT, Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at the Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating. Friends may call after 11amCT, Wednesday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.

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2013-12-15 13:17:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mr. William Elwood Ervin, Green Co., KY (1927-2013)

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Mr. William Elwood Ervin, age 86 of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. William Elwood Ervin will be conducted at 1pmCT, Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 201 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY with burial to follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Visitation is requested after 9:30amCT, Monday, December 16, 2013, until time of the funeral service at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home.

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2013-12-15 12:34:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Second drowning victim identity has been released

Next earlier related story: Searchers find body of 2nd drowning victim near Greensburg, KY

By Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communication
The WAVE, 92.7 FM and The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM

Green County Coroner Carol Ray has released the name of the second drowning victim, whose body was found at around 9:30amET, this morning, Sunday, December 15, 2013.

She pronounced Larry Stokes, 57, of Pulaski County, KY, deceased from an accidental drowning in a boating accident.

Stokes had been an Eagle Scout, was a professional swimmer, and, as was his hunting companion, a professional outsdoorsman.

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2013-12-15 11:51:39 | Comments | Printable version

Lewis Dewayne Wheat, Russell Co., KY (1974-2013)

He was of Baptist faith and a truck driver.

Lewis Dewayne Wheat, 39, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013, at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, KY. A memorial service will be announced in January.

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2013-12-15 11:25:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Boil Water Advisory/ East Guardian & Reed ST lifted

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

Earlier advisory 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.

2013-12-15 10:02:57 | Comments | Printable version

Searchers find body of 2nd drowning victim near Greensburg, KY

Next earlier related story: Body of one missing duck hunter found in Green County, KY

By Larry Smith, 99.9 FM, the Big Dawg

Search parties have found the body of a second man in their search of Green River for two duck hunters missing since Friday. He was found not far from where the his hunting companion, Harold Wethington, 77, Liberty, KY, was found yesterday, in Green County, in the vicinity of Greensburg, KY, 26 miles downstream from their launch site near the tailwaters of the the Green River Dam in Taylor County.

The name of the second victim, is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

The two men had launched their boat Friday morning, 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 Friday night.

2013-12-15 09:54:14 | Comments | Printable version

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Old Pictures: Memories

Chuck Hinman: Old Pictures: Memories. Chuck says his parents' 50th wedding anniversary picture was one of very few pictures taken of my Mom that showed the extent of the port-wine stain that covered generally half of her body including her face.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - How I Want To Be Remembered

By Chuck Hinman

Old Pictures: Memories

Recently I ran on to a picture I hadn't seen for a long time. It was a picture of my parents, Arley and Merle Hinman taken on the dining room porch on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. It was in 1967. It was a good clear picture and it was in color.

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2013-12-15 05:05:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Paul Hinman writes about his Dad: Chuck Hinman

Paul Hinman: A Few Words About My Dad: Chuck Hinman. Paul says his father's stories are connected by love.
Chuck Hinman obituary - Chuck Hinman, Bartlesville, OK, (1922-2011)

By Paul Hinman

A Few Words About My Dad: Chuck Hinman

Thank you for offering to include a few words from me in ColumbiaMagazine about my Dad. What a privilege!

The first year anniversary of my Dad's passing was a time for grieving, a normal process for all who knew him. Now, in this second anniversary year of his passing, along with my time of convalescence due to a fall and broken leg, I have had much time to pause and reflect with memories of my Dad, his life and his writings; however, that process didn't end there.

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

Today, SUNDAY with CM, December 15, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 15, 2013:
Some folk are watchers
whom we believe could know all
we do in secret.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 15 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 824, 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 15, 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

2013-12-15 04:42:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Jason David Cooper, 31, formerly of Russell Co., KY (1982-2013)

He was the son of Roger & Linda Cooper, Russell Springs; his wife, Melissa Aaron Cooper, survives.
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Jason David Cooper, 31, of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Russell Springs, Ky, died December 10, 2013 at the Booklyn, N.Y. Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1982 in Somerset, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 10amCT, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY. Bro. Bill Welker & Bro. Bodie Emerson will officiate. Special music will be by the Mt. Pleasant Church choir. Burial will be in Russell County Memorial Gardens. Visitationg will be 5pm-9pmCT, Monday, December 16, 2013.

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2013-12-15 04:24:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tom Chaney: Deconstructing Lincoln

Of Writers And Their Books: Deconstructing Lincoln. Tom says Lincoln may be found on both sides of all matters as he worked his way up the legal ladder of his state. This column first appeared 14 December 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: P.D. James: Better and Better

By Tom Chaney

Deconstructing Lincoln

It is probably safe to say there have been as many books written about Abraham Lincoln as have been written about any figure in history. He has been studied and parsed and pronounced upon until there seems to be no room for more. His life and career have been chipped and chopped and ground fine in the mills of history.

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2013-12-15 04:08:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff cruiser struck head on KY 55 north

Deputy was investigating complaints of reckless driving when his own cruiser meets southbound vehicle in northbound lane.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman

Columbia Police Department investigated a injury collision on December 14, 2013, at 6:43pmCT, approximately 2 miles north on KY 55. The collision occurred when Adair Deputy Justin Cross was dispatched to KY 55 to observe for a vehicle for which Adair and Taylor County 911 services had received multiple complaints of reckless driving .

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2013-12-15 03:50:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 15
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Linda Smith (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Annabelle Jane Robertson (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Autumn Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corine Bell (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isabelle Mullins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James (Bo) Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josie Darian Clements (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Dunnington | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shanna Carney (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trenton Upchurch (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Madge Hatter, 72, Casey Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Marie Johnson , Columbia, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henrietta Lyons, Columbia, KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Allen Hartman , Russell Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Sue Cravens Embree, Greenwood, IN (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roscoe Sayers, Casey Co., KY native (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Remington Kyle Murrell (Dec., 15, 2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brad Conover, Adair County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Jacob Lawrence, Casey Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Mignault, Adair County, KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard L. Wilson, Edmonton, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Vaught, 87, Casey County, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Compton, 82, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma L. Bell, 89, Russell County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Lewis Phillips Clark, Green Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. George Frank Hagan, Taylor Co. KY/Monroe Co, KY native (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Faye Brown, Metcalfe Co., KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nona Faye Beard, 77, Taylor County, KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosie Parnell (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Anna Compton Shively, Green Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 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:25579, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25526, Comment)
1:00pmCTGRAWL Raffle Drawing for Quilt at Hardscratch General Store | (ID:25683, Comment)
2:00pmCTLWC/Basketball Men vs. Philander Smith
at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive (Google Map/Street), Columbia, KY | (ID:25714, Comment)
Glasgow Musicale presents "Christmas in My Hometown" - Free.
Faith United Methodist Church, 200 Green Acres Drive (Yahoo Map), Glasgow, KY | (ID:25789, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Elizabeth Alexander, Adair Co., KY (1925-2013) | (ID:25803, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25559, Comment)
6:00pmCTBeulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church presents Pam Spires-written plays | (ID:25402, Comment)
Cane Valley Baptist Church Christmas play, "Missing Baby Jesus" | (ID:25689, Comment)
Breeding UMC Christmas program, at 605 Breeding Loop, Breeding, KY | (ID:25751, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Hope Separate Baptist Church will present Christmas Play | (ID:25705, Comment)
Christmas Program at Egypt Christian Church | (ID:25775, Comment)


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