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Read Across Adair: Five + more readers added: Total 13

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

By Sarah Burton

Five more readers will be sponsoring a 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:
  • Columbia Mayor Mark Harris, candidate for Adair County Court Clerk
  • Max Wise, Campbellsville, KY, candidate for 16th District State Senate seat
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss, candidate for re-election
  • Adair County Public Library staff members
  • Linda Waggener Member of Columbia City Council
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2013-12-20 17:36:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Rev. James Washington, Adair pastor, receive high award at CU

2013-12-20 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Joan C. McKinney.
The Rev. James Washington,
Third from left, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Adair County, receives the Campbellsville University Racial Reconciliation Award from Dr. Michael V. Carter, left, and John Chowning, far right. Renee Shaw, Kentucky Educational Television journalist and host of "Connections with Renee Shaw," who was the campus "Dialogue on Race" speaker. - Joan C. McKinney, Campbellsville University

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Adair County Hospital Board Dec. 23, 2013 Agenda

Due to the holidays, the Board of Trustees decided at the last regular scheduled Board meeting in November that the next regular scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be scheduled for Monday, December 23, 2013 at 6:30pmCT.

6:30pmCT, December 23, 2013>
Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY
  1. Call to Order: Craig Pyles, Chairman
  2. Approval of Minutes: November 26, 2013 Special Called Meeting
  3. Approval of Minutes: November 26, 2013. Meeting
  4. Recommendations from the Medical Staff, Credentialing: Dr. Charles Giles, Chief of Staff
  5. Old Business
  6. New Business
  7. CFO Report: David Hayes - Approval of Bad Debts for Collections and Approval of Four Policies in Business Office.
  8. Administrative Report: Neal Gold, Vice-Chairman
  9. Executive Session: KRS 61.810(1)(f): Discussions or hearings which might lead to the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an individual employee, member, or student without restricting that employee's, member's, or student's right to a public hearing if requested. This exception shall not be interpreted to permit discussion of general personnel matters in secret.
  10. Adjourn

Information on Adair County Hospital District as in - CM Directory of Recurring Events
ADAIR COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, governing body for Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY meets at 6:30pmCT each last Tuesday of each month, at the Westlake Regional Hospital Conference Room, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. Craig Pyles, Chairman; Neal Gold, Vice Chairman; Richard Grant, Secretary; Bruce White, Treasurer; Brad Keltner, Trustee. Neal Gold, Administrative Liason for the Board in lieu Administrator. Cheryl Wall, Administrative Assistant. Phone 270-384-4753. Ext. 0 for operator

2013-12-20 17:14:05 | Comments | Printable version

Rev. James Washington receives CU Racial Reconciliation Award

Rev. Washington is pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, near Fairplay in Adair County, KY
By Jose Soriano

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News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - The Rev. James T. Washington, a member of Greater Campbellsville United, a staff person with the Healing Place and pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Adair County, was Campbellsville University's 2013 Racial Reconciliation Award recipient.

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2013-12-20 16:40:47 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Debra Gail Holmes, Taylor Co., KY (1952-2013)

She was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Mildred Jean Smith Holmes. She leaves 8 direct living descendants. She was of the Baptist faith, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Campbellsville. Her kind and loving spirit will forever shine through the lives of her children and grandchildren.
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Mrs. Debra Gail (Holmes) Brockman, age 61, of Campbellsville, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, KY.

A memorial service for Mrs. Debra Brockman will be held at 1pmCT/2pmET, on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 200 Coakley Street, Campbellsville, KY, with Pastor Steve Wagers officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church after 12pm noon CT/1pmET, until time for service.

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2013-12-20 14:18:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

'Walkable City' author Jeff Speck to speak Jan. 16-17 in Frankfort, KY

Jeff Speck, author of "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time," will be the keynote presenter. Presentations coincide with annual Kentucky Main Street Program winter meeting, open to the public

By Diane Comer

FRANKFORT, KY - Jeff Speck, author of "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time," will be the keynote presenter for the 2014 Kentucky Main Street Program annual winter conference Jan. 15-17 in Frankfort. Speck will present a lecture and book signing at 6pmCT/7pmET, Thursday, January 16, 2013, at the Grand Theatre at 308 St. Clair Street, Frankfort, KY and a workshop from 8am-10amCT/9am-11amET, Friday, January 17, 2013, in the auditorium of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY. General admission is $10 for the lecture, and $25 for the workshop. Participants can purchase tickets at the door, or online at the website: Harrodsburg website.

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2013-12-20 14:02:18 | Comments | Printable version

ACPC Kindergarten Sing-A-Long was huge success

Click on headline for item with photo(s) and information for obtaining video

By Shamarie Claiborne
News from the Adair County School District

It was an absolutely wonderful event. The Adair County Primary Center auditorium was packed for the first ever Kindergarten Sing-a-Long on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. I couldn't stop taking pictures. Every kid was absolutely a rising star, each had Chistmas dancing in their eyes. I'll predict that this will be a big part of Columbia Christmas for a long time to come. And a special thanks to Patty Jones and the teachers at ACPC for helping me with the write-ups with each of the photos. Hope you enjoy - hope this gives you the same Christmas feeling I got.

Also, since people have been asking about the video of the event, here's information I received from Mrs. Jones:

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2013-12-20 12:29:12 | Comments | Printable version

Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber office closed until Dec. 26, 2013

The office of the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce, 109 E Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY will be closed until Thursday, December 26, 2013. - Gaye Shaw, Executive Director

2013-12-20 12:07:40 | Comments | Printable version

Services combined at Trinity UMC, Dec. 22, 2013

There will be a Combined Worship Service held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, at 10:30amCT, Sunday, December 22, 2013. There will be no 8:30amCT service. Sunday School will be held as usual at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to join us for this special service. - Connie Scott

2013-12-20 10:10:09 | Comments | Printable version

At the ACPC Christmas program, videos for $5 announced

Jarrett Miller writes:
They announced at the program that the school has DVD\'s available of the performance for $5. - Jarrett Miller
Comments re article 64083 Wants video of Christmas program at Adair Co Primary Center

2013-12-20 07:59:39 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Board of Education meeting Dec. 19, 2013 report

In last night's Board of Education meeting
  • Board approves BG-1 form, and District Facility Plan for new Satellite Campus building addition to Vo-Ag Building
  • Board approves BG-1 application for CWC and JAIS deconstruction project; to be financed by bonds up to $475,000 - but Superintendent thinks cost will be must less when bids come are opened
  • Superintendent gives progress report for accomplishments of District in past year
  • Revised school calendar adds one day to end of school year
  • Superintendent will mediate situation which could mean lost of student from system
  • Board approves change to Superintendent's Contract to comply with Affordable Health Care Act
  • Board approves Comprehensive District Improvement Plan
  • Consent agenda approved
  • Board approves change in Superintendent's contract to comply with Affordable Healthcare Act
  • Maintenance Supervisor Ricky Bault gives report, including plans to have new scoreboards in John Burr gym by December 30, 2013

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By Ed Waggener

With a bare quorum of three members present, Chairman Floyd Burton (Div. 4), and Members Greg Willis (1) and Joseph Payne, (3) the Adair County Board of Education met briefly last night made several important decisions moving along the campus transformation which has followed reconfiguration. Most importantly, approval of BG-1 (BG=Building and Grounds, Kentucky Department of Education) forms for the new Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center Satellite Campus addition to the Vo-Ag Building and for the deconstruction of John Adair Intermediate School (JAIS) and Col. Wm Casey (CWC).

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2013-12-20 07:57:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair County HS Boys/Girls Basketball Doubleheader tonight

The Adair County Lady Indians and Indians will host Rockcastle County in a girl/boy doubleheader tonight, Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:30pmCT/girls and 7:15pmCT/boys, at the John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY -Mark Fudge

2013-12-20 07:27:09 | Comments | Printable version

More on: Wants information, flood insurance on Bull Run RD

Nicole Legg writes:
We had to do some research on this when we built a new house. is the official website of the National Flood Insurance Program. You can put in your address and it will tell you the contact information for all the flood insurance agents in Kentucky. You can also look up the flood zone maps on the Map Service Center of FEMA's website. --Nicole Legg
Comments re article 64077 Wants information on flood insurance on Bull Run Road

2013-12-20 06:59:41 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky's unemployment rate down in November 2013

By Manoj Shanker and Kim Saylor Brannock

FRANKFORT, KY (Dec. 19, 2013) - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in November 2013 from a revised 8.4 percent in October 2013, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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2013-12-20 05:44:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Wants video of Christmas program at Adair Co. Primary Center

Misty VanArsdale writes:
I am looking for anyone who might have taken video of the Christmas program at Adair County Primary Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2013. I was not able to attend and would love to have a video of it. I would order the DVD that they are selling, but my daughter was sick and did not get to go the day they took that video. If you know of anyone who has this video please give them my email address. I truly appreciate it. - Misty VanArsdale
Misty VanArsdale: Thanks. This apparently has been the cultural event of the season. It's been the talk of the town. If we hear where this video is available, we'll post. And, by the way, we're expecting to have an album of several more photos by Shamarie Claiborne as soon as we put the captions together. Hope you'll watch for it. - EW

2013-12-20 05:00:39 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Kody Pelly: He loved all and was loved by all

He was perfect example of how we should love our fellow man

By Harrison Moss

Kody had a big heart and a lot of love to give to everyone he came in contact with. Our memories of Kody began when he and our son Matthew played Little League Basketball together and went to school together. When we would see Kody, he would ask how we were and what we had been doing.

He always had a smile and a laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved all and was loved by all. He was a perfect example of how we should love our fellow man. We are so grateful and thankful to the Lord, Bobby and Kim for allowing us the pleasure of loving and knowing Kody. - Harrison Moss and family

Above a continuing memory of Kody Pelly, 23, Columbia, KY (1990-2013)

2013-12-20 04:38:16 | Comments | Printable version

Agent would have information needed on flood insurance

Charles Marshburn writes:
I would think your insurance agent would have the information you need. - Charles Marshburn
Comments re article 64077 Wants information on flood insuance

2013-12-20 04:35:07 |
Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, FRIDAY with CM, December 20, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 20, 2013:
Nothing is so dead
that dreaming cannot make it
seem to live again.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 20 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 829, 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

2013-12-20 01:59:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Jeff Garnett Story, 80, Russell Co., KY (1933-2013)

He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Elsie Grider Story and Ruby Pearl Story. His wife, Debbie Coomer Story, survives. He leaves 8 direct living descendants. He was a member of Bernard Ridge Church of God, he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Fruit of the Loom
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Jeff Garnett Story, 80, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner, Russell Springs, KY 42642, at 1pmCT, on Monday, December 23, 2013, with Bro. Lindsey Cornett and Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Visitation will be after 10amCT, on Monday at the funeral home. Interment at Bethel Cemetery Jamestown, KY.

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2013-12-20 01:44:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 20
Happy Anniversary Kevin and Debbie Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Maxwell & Carolyn Hancock (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mitchell and Brenda Higginbotham (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Sam and Jennifer Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Douglas Vaughn Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Lacy Burton (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James David "JD" Coomer (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Bardin (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wally Burress (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Sarah Lydia Glass, 7, Taylor Co., KY (December 20, 2001 - July 23, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Creech, Russell Co., KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Woodson Lewis Milby, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Judd Upton, Greensburg (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orine Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delphene Wilson, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colonel Herbert B. Mattingly, Glasgow, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Bell Frost, Taylor County, KY (1952 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kayla Cash , 22, Taylor County, KY (1990-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen J. Reid, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerline Finn, 85, Taylor Co./Metcalfe Co native, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Ann Miller Gaines, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Branham, Cumberland Co. KY (1944-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, December 20, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTNo School in Adair County School District: Christmas Vacation School Calendar PDF | (ID:25599, Comment)
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:25654, 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:25856, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for James C. Ross, Taylor County, KY (1923 - 2013) | (ID:25829, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25531, Comment)
Graveside Services, Centerville, KY, for James C. Ross, Taylor County, KY (1923 - 2013) | (ID:25830, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Sue Lloyd Phillips, Hodgenville, KY (1937-2013) | (ID:25853, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Mr. Ricky Joe Hatcher, 53, Edmonton, KY (d. Dec. 18, 2013) | (ID:25839, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25564, Comment)
ADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT
Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:25589, Comment)
5:30pmCTAdair County Indians Girls host Rockcastle County
At John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:25833, Comment)
6:00pmCTLindsey Wilson Women's Basketball vs Spring Hill (AL)
at Spring Hill, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL | (ID:25835, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Indians Boys host Rockcastle County
At John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:25857, Comment)
LWC Men's Basketball vs. West Virginia Tech
at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25843, Comment)
10th Annual Living Christmas Tree program. This year: "Come Messiah King"
At Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25847, Comment)
7:15pmCTAdair County Indians Boys host Rockcastle County
At John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:25858, Comment)


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