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Election 2014: One candidate files Dec. 19, 2014: Total 41

One more candidate filed for office onDecember 19, 2013, bringing the total to 41 through that date in Adair County, KY. Click on headline for complete article with a listing, with newest first, of all 40.
And a note to candidates: If your filing photo was not posted, it's because we didn't get one. A least one photo per candidate will be added, free if received prior to the filing deadline, January 28, 2013.

By Ed Waggener

One more candidates filed in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair as of Thursday, December 19, 2013:
  • Ed Wigal, for Constable, District 4, Republican
Click on headline for complete list of those previously filing


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2013-12-19 17:37:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

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Santa at the Wheel of Bus 66



2013-12-19 - Adair County School District Campus, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo.
Happened to just catch this substitute bus driver (Kenneth Davidson) as he got on bus 66. I think the students will be thrilled!!! - Shamarie Claiborne, Media Publicity Coordinator, Adair County Schools

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Wants information on flood insurance on Bull Run Road

Wayne Armitage writes:
Ed I am trying to find out if anyone knows how to contact FEMA locally. I need to find out about flood insurance here on Bull Run Road. Any help will be appreciated. - Wayne Armitage
Thanks. Maybe a reader will know the answer. I'd start with the County Judge Executive's office, 270-384-4703 or maybe the Emergency Disaster Manager, Greg Thomas, at 270-384-4760.- EW


2013-12-19 17:21:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Governor hails $44 million Race to the Top grant

Gov. Beshear hails grant as 'game changer."Kentucky one of six winners nationally for latest federal education grants

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT KY - Kentucky's new $44.3 million Race to the Top grant will jump-start learning, support parents and improve early learning programs for thousands of Kentucky preschoolers, Gov. Steve Beshear said today.


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2013-12-19 16:12:33 | Comments | Printable version

Christmas Sing Along at Egypt Christian Church Dec. 22

Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Roatd., Columbia, KY will host a Christmas Sing Along on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6:30pmCT. Anyone who wishes to sing a song or share a poem or special reading is invited to come and participate. Paul Patton is pastor of the congregation. --Paul Patton

2013-12-19 15:54:41 | Comments | Printable version

Sue Lloyd Phillips, Hodgenville, KY (1937-2013)

She was a native of Meade County, KY, and a resident of LaRue County, KY, at the time of her death. She leaves two direct living descendants. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Buffalo Church of the Nazarene.
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Sue Lloyd Phillips, 76, of Hodgenville, KY, died at 11:18amET, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Elizabethtown, KY

The funeral service will be at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Raleigh Bostic and Bro. John Ford. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery, Hodgenville, Kentucky. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.


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2013-12-19 15:30:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co. Public Library Hours announced effective Jan. 1, 2014

By Lee Ann Jessee, Library Director

Beginning January 2nd, 2014, the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will be open the following hours:
  • Monday through Wednesday - 8am-5pmCT
  • Thursday - 9am-6pmCT
  • Friday - 8am-5pmCT
  • Saturday 8am-12pm noon CT
The library had been experimenting with later hours on Thursdays since July 2013. After examining the number of patrons for specific time periods, the Board made the decision at the December board meeting to establish the hours listed above. These hours will be in effect for a period of five years. At the end of that five year period, the Board will investigate if hours need to be adjusted to accommodate patrons. For more information, please call the library at 270-384-2472 or visit the library at 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Lee Ann Jessee


2013-12-19 14:22:56 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS A-Team receives KY House of Representatives awards

Presented by Rep. John "Bam" Carney
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By Shamarie Claiborne
Adair County School District Media Publicity Coordinator

Representative John "Bam" Carney surprised Adair County High School Academic Team competitors with individual awards issued on behalf of the State House of Representatives following the team's Green River Regional Academic League championship run.

The certificates recognize each student's dedication and hard work toward the landmark achievement. Members are Timothy Watson, Rebecca Montgomery, Alan Godsey, Treyton Grant, Courtney Green, Zane Sanders, Austin Bradshaw, Jessi Taylor and Brittany Curry.


2013-12-19 14:06:32 | Comments | Printable version

KY Motor fuels tax rate to decline by 1.5 cents per gallon

New rate effective January 1, 2014. Reflects drop in average wholesale prices of gasoline, diesel, ethanol

By Chuck Wolfe
Office of Public Affairs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 19, 2013) - Kentucky's "gas tax" on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will decrease by 1.5 cents per gallon on New Year's Day, reflecting a drop in the calculated average wholesale fuel price.

The decrease would result in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $45 million on an annualized basis.


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2013-12-19 13:59:04 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Board of Education office announces holiday closings

The Adair County Board of Education Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed on the following dates due to Christmas and the New Year: Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, 2013; and Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014. - Becky Bailey, Secretary

2013-12-19 13:48:27 | Comments | Printable version

Follow up to 'An Amazing Night,' a turning point in Adair History

City Council votes unanimously for resolution requesting $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, joining Adair County Fiscal Court in the joint request. The meeting was a quiet, almost routine affair, but equally important. Both city and county meetings following what Superintendent Alan W. Reed called, "An Amazing Night - A Turning Point in Adair County history," when 61 people turned out December 10, 2013, to give unanimous support to the ATC/Career Readiness Center. Council votes 5-0 to approve application. With all five councillors present, Robert Flowers, Charles Grimsley, June Parson, Ron Rogers voting to affirm a motion to do so by Robert Flowers, seconded by Linda Waggener
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By Ed Waggener

The Columbia City Council met in a brief session with Mayor Mark D. Harris presiding, and City Clerk Rhonda Loy recording the session, Wednesday morning, December 18, 2013, to finish the final item of local business for the funding of the new Satellite campus for Adair County High School for the Welding and Metal Fabrication with DOT certification.


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2013-12-19 11:48:46 | Comments | Printable version

10th Annual Living Christmas Tree program is Dec 20 & 22, 2013

At Columbia Christian Church. Program is "Come Messiah King"
Click on headline for announcement with Angela Watson photo

By Terry White

The Columbia Christian Church Choir will be presenting the 10th annual "Living Christmas Tree" on Friday night, December 20 and Sunday night December 22, at 7pmCT each evening. "Come Messiah King" is the title of the program. Teenagers will be performing a drama during the concert as well. Everyone is invited. Admission is free, but we ask that everyone bring a canned food item for our local food pantry. Merry Christmas. Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. - Terry L White


2013-12-19 10:10:58 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Peter Arnett: Wonderful man with huge heart

By Kenny Absher

Peter Arnett, 80, of Campbellsville died on Tuesday. He was a volunteer of the C&S Mission Shop on Knifley Road, Campbellsville, KY,for many years. C&S Mission Shop has helped many people for many years. They are a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society which provides meals for the homeless in every major city - and small ones, too, where needed.

Peter was a wonderful man with a huge heart and many here will know who he is if you printed his obituary. Peter was born and reared in Coventry, England and served his Majesty's Military service. There are few people I admired as much I did him. - Kenny Absher

Comments about: Peter Arnett, Taylor County, KY (1933-2013)


2013-12-19 10:02:38 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Recycling Center is now taking glass

Special ColumbiaMagazine.com story

District 2 Magistrate Daryl Flatt called this morning to let everyone know that the Adair Recycling Center is now accepting glass for recycling. "I talked to A.L. (A.L. Sinclair, Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator) this morning and he said that the Recycling Center has a taker for glass products. He said we won't get any payment for the glass at this time, but it will mean less glass going into the landfill.

Magistrate Flatt said that this should mean a great deal to the City of Columbia. "The landfill is paid by tonnage," he said, "and glass is heavy. Recycling the glass instead of putting it in the landfill could provide a major savings for the city."

The Adair Recycling Center is located at 62 Service Road, Columbia, KY. Hours are 7am-3pmCT, Monday through Friday, and 8am-12pm noon CT on Saturday. The phone number is 270-378-0782. Information is also available in County Judge Executive Ann Melton's office, Suite 1, Adair Annex, 427 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-284-4703.


2013-12-19 09:49:37 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Gun maintenance time

No time like the present for rifle and muzzleloader maintenance. Click on headline for complete column with photo(s)

The next earlier column: KY Afield Outdoors: Improve your waterfowl shooting

By Kevin Kelly
Kentucky Afield Outdoors

FRANKFORT, KY - The modern gun deer season in Kentucky ended weeks ago and the late muzzleloader season closes this weekend.

The holidays are a good time to check one item off your to-do list: ensuring your rifle is clean and in tip-top shape for the next hunting season.


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2013-12-19 08:30:07 | Comments | Printable version

Heirline Gospel Group at Cane Valley Baptist, Dec. 29, 2013

Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY (in the Cane Valley Community of Adair County, will be having Ernie Dawson and Heirline Gospel Group during the morning worship service at 10:30amCT, December 29, 2013. Pastor Mike Woodrum and congregation would like to invite everyone to come and join us. - Mrs. Connie Young

2013-12-19 08:12:19 | Comments | Printable version

Peter Arnett, Taylor County, KY (1933-2013)

He was a native of Coventry, England and a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of his death. He leaves 6 direct living descendants. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. He served his country honorably in the British Navy
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Peter Arnett of Campbellsville, son of the late Joseph Arnett and Lily Parsons Arnett, was born in Coventry, England, June 25, 1933. He died at 2:50pmET, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in Louisville, KY, at the age of 80. The funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Jim Reinhart. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10amCT/11amET on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY.


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2013-12-19 07:11:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Read Across Adair: Four more readers added. Total now 8

About: Read Across Adair is March 6, 2014 at ACPC

By Sarah Burton

Four more readers will be sponsoring a room for classroom for Read Across Adair, 5pm-7pm, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY, including these newly added:
  • Lisa Greer, candidate for County Court Clerk
  • Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, candidate for re-election
  • Adair County Magistrate District 7 Billy Rowe, candidate for re-election
  • Adair County Magistrate District 1 Harold Burton, candidate for re-election
Click on headline to see previously announced Readers who will sponsor a room


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2013-12-19 05:50:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Election 2014: Two more candidates as of Dec. 18, 2013: Total 40

Two more candidates have filed for office as of December 18, 2013, bringing the total to 40 through that date in Adair County, KY. Click on headline for complete article with a listing, with newest first, of all 40.
And a note to candidates: If your filing photo was not posted, it's because we didn't get one. A least one photo per candidate will be added, free if received prior to the filing deadline, January 28, 2013.

By Ed Waggener

Two more candidates have filed in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair as of Wednesday, December 18, 2013:
  • William Pilkington, for Magistrate, District 4, Republican
  • Anthony Burke, December 18, 2013, for Constable, District 6, Republican
Click on headline for complete list of those previously filing


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2013-12-19 04:37:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Today, THURSDAY with CM, December 19, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 19, 2013:
If you do your best,
content to go slow at first,
improvements will come.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 19 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 828, 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 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.



2013-12-19 03:58:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Blue Raiders defeat Martin Methodist, 74-73 in triple overtime

D'on Hill leads Lindsey men with career-high 26 points. Also in double figures: Daronte' Clark wih 10 and Tony Horne, 17:
NEXT: LWC Men's Basketball vs. West Virginia Tech, at 7pmCT, Friday, December 20, 2013, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Jay R. Nicols
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - D'on Hall scored a career-high 26 points as Lindsey Wilson defeated Martin Methodist (TN) College 74-73 in triple-overtime at Biggers Sports Center on Wednesday night, December 18, 2013.


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2013-12-19 03:41:51 | Comments | Printable version

First General Baptist will celebrate a name change service

First General Baptist Church located 58 W Bear Track Road, Campbellsville, KY, will be celebrating a name change service on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 6pmCT/7pmET. Driven will be singing and Bro. Adam Hill will be speaking and bring the messages. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 270-634-2464 for more information. Bro. Gary Tucker Pastor. - Gary Tucker

2013-12-19 03:29:56 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 19
Happy Anniversary, Charlotte Jessee Young and Tommy Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Max and Carolyn Hancock (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Tammy Huff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl Dwayne Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Wheeler (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Feese (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Dalton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Lonnie Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marshall Shelley (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Skylar Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wes Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Elwood Roberts, Taylor County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert V. Collins, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John D. Wilson, Russell Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George F. Allen, Casey Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1926-) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junior Crawhorn, Adair Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Brown, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Holt, Adair Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Margaret Kallman, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene McQueary, Casey County (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leona Davis, Campbellsville, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald E. Campbell, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Will R. (Sonny) Robert Fights, Casey Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John S. Hatter, Casey Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ayden Xzavier Jackson, Taylor Co., KY (2012-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junior Spoon (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester Burris (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, December 19, 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:25653, 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: Nine (9) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thiry-eight (38) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) 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. Seven (7) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One Hundred Twenty Six (126) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:25844, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Mintonville UMC, Bethelridge, KY for Christine Rainwater, 90, Casey County, KY (1923-2013) | (ID:25823, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Retired Teachers meet/Speakers: Sen. Sara Beth Gregory; Humana Rep. Tanya Broell | (ID:25698, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25530, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Freddie N. Burton, 77, Summer Shade, KY (1936-2013) | (ID:25817, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Elnor (Ann) Neat, Dunnville, KY (1922-2013) | (ID:25826, Comment)
Services, Locust Grove Baptist Church, Casey County, KY for Philip N. Frederick, Casey County, KY (1941-2013) | (ID:25836, Comment)
4:00pmCTD. Mosley book (From George W. to George W) signing, 4pm-6pmCT
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, | (ID:25719, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25563, Comment)
7:00pmCT Adair County School Board regular 3rd Thursday meeting (AGENDA)
Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.(Recurring Event)
| (ID:25674, Comment)

 






















 
 
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