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Weather Alert: tornado watch until 2amCT

Greg Thomas, Emergency Disaster Manager for Adair County, KY has announced that the National Weather Service in Louisville, KY has issued a Tornado Watch which is in effect until until 2amCT.

2013-12-21 21:03:58 | Comments | Printable version

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Coach Paul Peck after 500th career win



2013-12-21 - Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard DR, Columbia, KY - Photo By Duane Bonifer, LWC photo. Lindsey Wilson College men's basketball coach Paul Peck, center, following the Blue Raiders' 108-52 win over West Virginia Tech Friday night at Biggers Sports Center. Peck's career record is now 500-311, and he is 264-112 in 12 seasons as LWC coach. The next game for the Blue Raiders - who are 8-5 this season - is against Tennessee Temple University at 7pmCT on December 30, 2013, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY - Duane Bonifer
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Clinton County injury collision occurs Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

Driver, unbelted, was transported to Clinton County Hospital, Albany, KY; a passenger, who was belted, was not injured
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

ALBANY, KY - Tpr. David Long is investigating a collision that occurred today, Sarturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:40pmCT, 7 miles south of Albany on KY 968. 24-year-old James Beaty was traveling west on KY 968, operating a 2001 Chevy Truck. The vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and Beaty was unable to regain control. The truck left the roadway, struck a rock embankment and overturned. Beaty was unbelted and was transported to Clinton County Hospital where he was treated and released. A passenger, 16-year-old William Nathaniel Lane Willis, of Albany, was belted and not injured. - TFC Billy R. Gregory

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.


2013-12-21 17:35:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Casey Co. fatal collision occurs on US 27, 2 miles N of Liberty, KY

SB vehicle on US 127 drops off roadway, driver unable to control, 2011 Nissan crosses creek and strikes tree. 83 year old passenger pronounced dead at Casey County Hospital. Driver treated at Ephraim McDowell in Danville, KY
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY, KY - Tpr. Chris Saunders is investigating a collision that occurred on Friday, December 20 at 7:30pmET, 2 miles north of Liberty, KY, on US 127. 53-year-old Clifton Hale, of Liberty, was operating a 2011 Nissan. He was traveling south on US 127 when the car dropped off the roadway. Hale was unable to regain control, crossed a creek and struck a tree.


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2013-12-21 17:30:42 | Comments | Printable version

A very PLEASED citizen - who chose Columbia - writes

Tisha Paris writes:
Thank you Mrs. Cole for your sincere words. It is a complete honor to know that the officials in and all around the world will be doing "their chosen calling during all holidays"! The families of these men and woman who keep order and protect our families on a day to day basis, I feel are the ones that lose out. In the mean time we take advantage of the fact that they will be there when we need them! I am also guilty of this statement. I am a very PLEASED citizen of Columbia! I chose to call this place home. My family and I have always felt welcomed, respected and protected by all current officials, whether it be City, State or County. With that said I would like to wish all families and friends reading this a Very Merry Christmas. May all your wishes and dreams come true! Sincerely, - Tisha Paris, TaP's Diner
Comments re article 64100 A policemans Christmas by Tricia Cole


2013-12-21 17:22:13 | Comments | Printable version

Mark Jones, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2013)

He was a native of Cincinnati, OH, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at hte time of his death. He was a son of the late Ada L. Miller & Roy E. Jones. He leaves 3 direct living descendants. He was a carpenter
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Mark Jones, 47, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013, at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Memorial services at Concord Non-Denominational Church, Monday, December 30, 2013, at 2pmCT, with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Visitation will be after 11amCT, on Monday, December 30, 2013, at the church.


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2013-12-21 17:07:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County woman dies of injuries sustained in car wreck

by Larry Smith, 92.7 FM The WAVE

An Adair County woman was killed, Saturday, December 21, 2013 after losing control of of her auto.

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss said 23-year-old Rachel Edwards of Columbia, KY, died after striking a guard rail at the intersection of KY 206 and Bull Run Road, Columbia, KY. Moss said that Edwards was ejected from her vehicle.

Moss said they cause of the accident is still under investigation. The fatal accident occurred around noon today and was investigated by Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss and Deputy BJ Bray. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications


2013-12-21 16:52:39 | Comments | Printable version

Shane David Coffey, Paducah, KY (1985-2013)

Shane was employed by Energy Fitness in Paducah and was a fourth year electrical college student in Paducah, KY. His mother, Kathy Helm Thompson, ives in Columbia, KY; his father, David Coffey, is a resident of Edinburgh in.
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Shane David Coffey, 28, of Paducah, KY passed away suddenly Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Edinburgh, Indiana.

Funeral service: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation is requested after 2pmCT, Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the funeral home.


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2013-12-21 16:43:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, SATURDAY with CM, December 21, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 21, 2013:
When dreamers wander
into the realm of fancy,
they must go alone.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 21 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 830, 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.
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2013-12-21 08:35:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

2013 Farmers' Market Competitive Grant Program announces awards

No farmers market permanent facilities grants in the 7-county CM area. Metcalfe, Taylor groups receive grants in other areas.
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Adapted from State of KY news service

FRANKFORT, KY (Dec. 20, 2013) - On Friday, December 20, 2013, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, approved $1,246,045 for 19 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its December board meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office. Among these grants were four for construction of permanent facilities for Farmers Markets.


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2013-12-21 08:32:30 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's Basketball falls to Spring Hill, 67-64

Jamie Cummings double-double, 11 point, 13 rebound game not enough
Next:Lindsey Wilson vs. Mobile (AL) Saturday, December 21, 2013, 1pmCT/2pmET game at the H. Austill Pharr Gymnasium, 5735 College Parkway, Mobile, AL

By Pierce Yarberry
News from Lindsey Wilson College

MOBILE, AL - Jamie Cummings recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound double-double, but Lindsey Wilson fell 67-64 in a close road game at Spring Hill (AL).


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2013-12-21 08:13:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Community Christmas dinner reaches out to Adair, Green kids

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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - A total of 75 Adair and Green county children from 42 families attended the inaugural Community Christmas Dinner Friday night, December 20, 2013, in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center. Guests were treated to a Christmas dinner, and the children were given backpacks stuffed with presents.


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2013-12-21 07:19:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

LWC Men's Basketball Coach Peck Earns his 500th career victory

Career landmark comes with 108-52 win over West Virginia Tech at Biggers
NEXT: LWC Men's Basketball vs. Tennessee Temple, at 7pmCT, Monday, December 30, 2013, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Jay R. Nicols
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Head coach Paul Peck earned his 500th career win as the Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team defeated West Virginia Tech 108-52 at Biggers Sports Center on Friday night, December 20, 2013.


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2013-12-21 07:09:26 | Comments | Printable version

Single vehicle accident takes life of Green County woman

By Larry Smith, The WAVE 92.7 and The Big Dawg, 99.9

A vehicle operated by Curtis Slinker of Greensburg crashed on entucky Highway 61/Hodgenville Road north of Greensburg in the Allendale Community of Green County on Friday, December 20 at around 11:45amCT. Mr. Slinker told the Green County Sheriff's Department that he had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel, causing the crash.

Curtis Slinker and his wife and passenger were taken to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg. Alice Slinker was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased by a Jefferson County coroner.

Curtis Slinker remained hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The acciden is being investigated by Green County Deputy Sheriff Josh Coffey. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications


2013-12-21 06:57:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

A policeman's Christmas

By Tricia Cole

At 5amCT on Christmas morning, my husband won't get to put on a Santa suit and hand out gifts to his children. Instead, he will get up, put on his uniform, and go to work as a police officer. This is only one of the many sacrifices our family has made for his job.

He has missed many family gatherings, church services, meals together, and our child's ball games because of his job. No amount of money can compensate for the sacrifices that are made to do his job. He knew the salary, which is a far cry from $50,000 as some seem to think, and the sacrifices that would be required when he took this job. However, he chose to make these sacrifices to perform a service that he truly loves.

So this holiday season as you are safe, healthy, and enjoying time with your family, please take a moment to remember all the police officers, soldiers, firefighters, EMT workers, nurses, doctors, and many others who are away from their families at this time because . . . duty calls.

Sincerely,
A Police officer's Wife --Tricia Cole


2013-12-21 06:44:56 | Comments | Printable version

McDonald's Classic: Admission free for Adair Co. District Students

Four games at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium today, Saturday, December 21, 2013. Student appreciation day for Adair County students.

Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

The Adair County Indians will host four games Saturday, December 21, 2013, as part of the McDonald's Holiday Classic.
  • 1:30pmCT - Larue Co. vs. Cumberland Co.
  • 3:30pmCT - Monroe Co. vs. Bardstown
  • 5:15pmCT - Adair Co. vs. Monroe Co. (Girls)
  • 7:pmCT - Adair Co. vs. John Hardin
Saturday will be student appreciation night. All Adair County students will get in to these games free.


2013-12-21 06:05:25 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Boys defeat Rockcastle County 58-43; Girls win 68-58


Next, ACHS Girls - ACHS Girls Basketball hosts Monroe Co. HS at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 5pmCT.
Next, ACHS Boys - ACHS Boys Basketball hosts John Hardin HS, at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7pmCT

Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

The Adair County Indians improved to 4-2 on the season with 58-43 victory over the Rockcastle County Rockets. After a sloppy first half that saw both teams struggle to get an offensive flow the Tribe edged ahead 22-19 on a Matt Fudge trey at the buzzer.

Adair edged ahead 38-32 after three periods. In the final period Ty Bennett scored eight of his 14 points as the Indians went on a 20-7 run to take a 58-39 advantage before the Rockets scored the final four points.

Fudge and Bennett led the Indians with 15 and 14 respectively. Chance Melton had a double double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rounding out the scoring were Marshall Shelley 9, Jacob Pooler 6, Jake Hixson 2, and Trevor Willis 2. Pooler led the Indians with 11 rebounds. Fudge and Shelley had 4 assists.

Girls win 68-58

The Adair County Girls improved with a 68-58 win over Rockcastle County. Their record improves to 6-1, with the sole loss coming in a road game at Marion County.



2013-12-21 05:40:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 21
Happy Anniversary, Greg and Laura Murrell (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Linda Bennett (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Sneed (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandi Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Coffey (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claudia Froedge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Talley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Brooke Ellis (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Luttrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jo Ann Feese Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy VanVuron (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Downs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Rae Hadley (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ray Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan Bauer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina Kessinger (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Valerie Loy (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nettie Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitchell Rodgers, Taylor County, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia June Willis Stearns, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Reliford, Adair County, KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dianne Loy, Russell Co., KY (Dec. 21, 1944-Nov. 21, 2005) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25532, Comment)
1:00pmCTService, Campbellsville, KY, for Peter Arnett, Taylor County, KY (1933-2013) | (ID:25845, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Mrs. Debra Gail Holmes, Taylor Co., KY (1952-2013) | (ID:25864, Comment)
1:30pmCTMcDonald's Classic: LaRue County vs. Cumberland Co.
at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25867, Comment)
3:30pmCTMcDonald's Classic: Monroe County vs. Bardstown Hs
at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25868, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25565, Comment)
McDonald's Classic: ACHS Girls host Monroe Co. HS
at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25865, Comment)
McDonald's Classic: ACHS Girls host Monroe Co. HS
at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25869, Comment)
6:00pmCTGlens Fork UMC Christmas play "Don't Lose Sight"
Glens Fork United Methodist Church, 124 Hwy 900, Glens Fork, KY | (ID:25837, Comment)
7:00pmCTMcDonald's Holiday Classic: ACHS Boys host John Hardin HS
at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:25866, Comment)

 





















 
 
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