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Jack M. Randolph, Pulaski Co., KY (1935-2013)

He was a native of Scott County, TN and a resident of Somerset, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Marion "Shorty" Randolph and Jean Lay Randolph, who survives. He leaves 5 direct living descendants. He was golf course superintendent for a number of courses, including Eagles' Nest in Somerset. He was a Korean War Veteran. He was an automobile and motorcycle enthusiast. He was a member of Potters Place Baptist Church.
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Jack M. Randolph, husband of Beverly Wade Randolph, age 77, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at his residence on Halcomb Drive in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services for Jack M. Randolph will be held at 10amCT/11amET. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 in the Chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, 165 Hwy 2227, Somerset, KY, with Bro. Clyde Strunk and Bro. Jim Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 W. Highway 80, Nancy, KY. Visitation will be 5pm-7pmCT/60m-8pmET, Friday, December 27, 2013 at Pulaski Funeral Home.

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Jack Randolph, Pulaski Co., KY (1935-2013)

2013-12-24 - 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Norris-New Funeral Home.

Jack Randolph, Pulaski Co., KY (1935-2013)

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Victoria Pike urges students to apply for Flowers scholarship

By Victoria Pike

Scholarship applications are still available at Adair County High School for the 2014 Adair County Democratic Women's Club Bernice Flowers scholarship.

Interested students need to get their packets back by the end of January, so we can send it to compete for two $1,500 scholarships given by the Kentucky Democrat Women's Club.

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2013-12-24 16:25:49 | Comments | Printable version

Candlelight Communion Service at Trinity UMC, Christmas Eve

There will be a Candlelight Communion Service held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, at 6pmCT, Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Everyone is invited to join us for this special Christmas Eve service. - Connie Scott

2013-12-24 14:43:50 | Comments | Printable version

Is Santa Claus real? A confession

How being too good a detective, and a green girls Schwinn bicycle, provided a coming of age, a Santa Claus ephipany, and led a young Jamestown Hill kid into early Grinch-hood, and ruined a Christmas by revealing the secret of Santa Clause to one not ready for that burdensome knowledge. It was part of growing up in the greatest neighborhood a kid could ever want - Jamestown Hill in the mid-1950's -EW
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By a much older Ralph Roy Waggener

When I was a young boy growing up on top of the hill on Jamestown Street here in Columbia I did some super sleuthing some deducing on this subject.

I lived 3 houses below the Hwy 80 Junction on Jamestown Streets, and to young girls lived across the street and downhill a few houses Susan Russell Miller the daughter of Russell and Lorene Miller lived where the UCB Bank is now and Ann Sutton Heskamp lived the next house down, with Heskamp Street between these two big brick homes; Ann's her parents were David and Effie Heskamp.

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2013-12-24 14:24:25 | Comments | Printable version

Clevella Renee Coffey, Adair County, KY (1949-2013)

She was a native of Hart County, KY, and a resident of Jefferson County, KY, a the time of her death. Her husband of 47 years, James Coffey, survives. She leaves 20 direct living desendants. Services will be a Brooks, with interment at Freedom Cemetery in Adair County, KY
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Clevella Renee Coffey, 64, of Fairdale, KY. returned to her Heavenly Father, Sunday, December 22, 2013.

Funeral service will be held at 9amCT/10amET, on Friday, December 27, 2013, at (Preston Hwy at Brooks Road) with burial in Freedom Cemetery, 576 Freedom Church Road, Russell Springs, KY. in Adair County, KY. Friends may pay their respects on Thursday 12pm-7pmCT/1pm-8pmET, at Schoppenhorst Underwood Brooks Funeral Home.

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2013-12-24 13:47:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Katherine York, 74, Russell County, KY (d. Dec. 22, 2013)

She was a member of a very large family of 15 siblings. She was the matriarch of a large, respected. family She was a factory worker. Her husband, Preston Dean York, survives.
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Mary Katherine York, 74, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Gene Sneed the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Freedom Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10amCT, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Wilson Funeral Home, Russell Springs, KY.

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2013-12-24 13:11:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

R.T. Cave, Adair County, KY (1924-2013)

He was the patriarch of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Thomas Edwin & Mattie Feese Case. His wife, Wanda Murphy Cave, survives. He leaves six direct living descendants. He was a member of Cane Valley Christian Church, a retired rural mail carrier, a longtime employee of Banks Gas and a farmer
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R.T. Cave, 89, of Columbia, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:10pmCT, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY

Funeral services will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11amCT/12pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Steve Willis and Bro. Lanny Garner officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 102 Mt. Carmel Cemetery Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT/5:30pmET, Thursday, December 26, 2013.

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2013-12-24 11:54:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Annual Report from Plum Point Coffee Can Fund

The Coffee Can Fund is one of Adair County's great charities.This year, 26 kids got $200 Christmas shopping trips because of the generosity of a small Adair County congregation with big, big hearts, and that's just part of what the Coffee Can Fund does! - ED WAGGENER
If anyone would like to be a part of this by helping with our collection in the Maxwell House coffee can, please get in touch with Pastor Lewis Haynes at 96 Maple Tree Street, Columbia, KY 42728; Billy Rice at 391 Plum Point Road, Columbia, KY 42728, (or Billy's Body Shop on Knifley Rd.); David Mann at 215 Deerbrook Lane, Elizabethtown, KY 42701; Plum Point Baptist Church at 6107 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY 42728, or any member of the church - and it will be put in the can. Every penny will be used for this program. - LUDORA PERKINS

Ludora Feese Perkins

This year, 2013, we took 26 kids Christmas shopping!! I'm sending the annual report about our Coffee Can Fund at Plum Point Baptist Church for 2013. We're still trying to be of some aid to families who need a little help when some sort of hardship like losing their home by fire, or maybe a financial difficulty because of illness, occurs.

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2013-12-24 11:20:19 | Comments | Printable version

Neal Gold is new CEO of Westlake Regional Hospital

The Adair County Hospital District Board of Trustees hired Neal Gold, now volunteer CEO, to be the CEO, contingent upon his resignation from the Board. Mr. Gold will assume the position on January 1, 2014.

The action was taken at the Monday, December 23, 2013, special regular meeting of the Board, following an executive session.

2013-12-24 10:52:27 | Comments | Printable version

Chris Gray, Taylor County, KY (1962 - 2013)

He was an employee of TG Kentucky in Lebanon, KY. He was the son of Ruth Jones Gray, who survives and the late Joe Gray, Jr. He leaves four direct living descendants
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Chris Gray, 51 of Campbellsville, KY, died at 3amET, Sunday, December 22, 2013, in Nelson County, KY.

The funeral service will be at 12pmCT/1pmET, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Dan Durham. Entombment will be in Brookside Mauseleum. Visitation will be after 9amCT/10amET, Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Parrott & Ramsey funeral home.

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2013-12-24 08:25:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Conway announces indictment of man facing child porn charge

By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director
From Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's Communications Office

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Branch today announced that a Rowan County grand jury has indicted a man on multiple counts of possessing child pornography. On December 20, 2013, the grand jury indicted 32-year-old Travis Lee on 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

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2013-12-24 07:51:44 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Countian 1 of 3 Nelson County drowning victims

See earlier story: Officials recover 5 drowning victims in 3 separate accidents

By Larry Smith, The WAVE, 92.7 FM

The names of the victims in the Nelon County drowning incident December 22, 2013, have been released by the Nelson County Coroner's office. They are Chris Gray, 61, Campbellsville, KY; Cindy Newberry, the driver, Raywick, KY; and Don Hall Allen, also of Raywick. The three died after their vehicle was driven into high water. Jason Newberry, 40, the husband of the driver, and Debbie Puryear, 48, of Campbellsville, KY, survived. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

2013-12-24 07:32:59 | Comments | Printable version

12 Days of Christmas at Adair County High School

72 students receive gifts during the first ever 12 Days of Christmas at Adair County High School
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By Shamarie Claiborne

This was the first ever 12 days before the Christmas Holiday at Adair County High School.

The idea was simple for the 12 days before break students names would be randomly drawn to receive a small Christmas gift.

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2013-12-24 05:35:28 | Comments | Printable version

kynect Milestone: 100,000 Enrollees

Private health plans up 121 percent since Thanksgiving week

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian
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FRANKFORT, KY (Dec. 23, 2013) - The 100,000th Kentuckian enrolled in health insurance over the weekend thanks to kynect, the state's health benefit exchange, continuing the surge of interest and applications for health insurance since Thanksgiving. If premiums are paid on time, coverage will begin for these enrolled Kentuckians on January 1, 2013.

As Kentucky's health benefit website administrators predicted, thousands of Kentuckians are making final decisions on their family's health care plans in time to ensure their coverage is effective by New Year's Day.

Purchases of private health plans soared again, with more than 5,000 new enrollments since last week. Since Thanksgiving week, enrollments in private health insurance have swelled by 121 percent.

Surge preparations paying off

kynect's technology team had anticipated a post-Thanksgiving increase in web traffic, applications and enrollments, and the team increased capacity in order to meet the demand.

The kynect team reviewed all technology systems to make sure each element could handle a significant increase in web traffic, including account creation, application, eligibility determination, shopping, and verification tasks.

Beginning Dec. 2, the kynect website boasted a more than 80 percent increase in capacity due to adding more servers to the core infrastructure, along with other solution refinements.

The kynect call center added Sunday hours to process the additional crush of calls and applications, making the center a 7-day-a-week operation.

kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch October 1 for its smooth operation and easy interface for users looking for affordable health coverage.

Since Thanksgiving week, the site has enrolled nearly 1,600 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage.

Enroll by midnight December for earliest coverage

Families and individuals seeking affordable health insurance coverage should enroll by midnight tonight, December 23, to ensure coverage begins on the first available date of January 1, 2013. All who filed an application by Dec. 23 will have an effective coverage date of January 1, even if they are still in the enrollment process and haven't selected a plan and/or made a payment. However, individuals may sign up for insurance anytime before March 31 to avoid penalties. The below statistics reflect activity on kynect as of 11:30amCT, Saturday, December 21:
  • 684,000 unique visitors viewing 21.6 million web pages. That's an increase of nearly 62,000 new website visitors in just over a week.
  • 518,000 people conducted preliminary screenings to determine qualifications for subsidies, discounts or programs like Medicaid - about 37,000 new screenings.
  • 00,096 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage, including Medicaid and private insurance - an 18.5 percent increase over last week.
  • 74,054 have enrolled in Medicaid.
  • 26,042 have enrolled in a qualified health plan (QHP) - an additional 5,091 over last week. Since Thanksgiving week, QHP purchases have increased 121 percent.
  • Nearly 40 percent of the enrollees in Medicaid or qualified health plans are under 35 years old.
  • 36,700 have been found eligible for a subsidy to purchase a qualified health plan, but many have not yet chosen a plan.
  • 8,437 have enrolled in dental plans.
  • 1,232 small businesses have started applications for employee coverage; 500 of those businesses have completed applications and are eligible to offer coverage to employees.
  • More than 279,000 calls processed by the kynect call center - a 79 percent increase in call volume since Thanksgiving week.
For further updates on kynect numbers, visit Statistics will be updated there regularly.

2013-12-24 05:17:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Mrs. Cecil S. Shaw, Cumberland Co., KY (d. December 22, 2013)

She was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of Cumberland County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of rthe late Caleb and Ollie Squires. She was a member of Jesus Name Church and had operated with her late husband, the Bob Shaw Sales Supply in Marrowbone, KY. She leaves 12 living (including one expectant) descendants.
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Mrs. Cecil S. Shaw age 86 a resident of Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, KY formerly of the Marrowbone Community passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Cumberland County Hospital.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10amCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main ST. Burkesville, KY with burial in Marrowbone Cemetery. The family requests visitation 5pm-9pmCT, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

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Today, December 24, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 24, 2013:
Choose the words you speak,
taking care not to repeat
nonsense of others.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 24 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 833, 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 22, 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

2013-12-24 02:37:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 24
Happy Anniversary, Doug and Fredia Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eugene and Carol Cowan (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joseph and Norma Jean Parnell (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randall and Joyce Pyles (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Cornelison (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alma Gayle Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alvin Shofner (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Gwen Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dicky Walker (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Geniece Marcum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnny Douglas Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leigh Ann Walker Parkinson (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lou Carney Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Mitchum (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sawyer Merritt (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tara Elizabeth Jones (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Virginia F. Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William L. Dial (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelpha E. Wheeler, Columbia, KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles Tommy Whitlow, Green Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Wilson, Russell Co., KY (1917 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Pike, Taylor Co., KY (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles J. Campbell, Taylor County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buford Coleman Walker, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Karstetter, Adair County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie Gabehart, Taylor County, KY (1910-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Gayle Bault, 62, Adair Co., KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommie Murrell, (Dec. 24, 1930 - Aug. 29, 1974) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, December 24, 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:25601, 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:25656, Comment)
Adair Co. Bd. of Education office, 1204 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, closed today | (ID:25849, Comment)
Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber office closed until Dec. 26, 2013 | (ID:25861, Comment)
Adair County, County Government office closings
The following offices will be closed on December 24-25, and 31, 2013, and January 1, 2014: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day:
  • Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
  • Adair County Clerk Sheila Blair's Office. Adair Annex.
  • Adair County PVA Willie M. Feese, Jr's office. Adair Annex.
  • Adair County Circuit Clerk Dennis Loy's Office. Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.
  • Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin's Office. Adair Annex.
  • Adair County Child Support Office, Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin's office. Adair Annex.
The following office will be closed December 24-25, 2013, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day; and January 1, 2013, New Years Day:
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss' Office Adair Annex.
- Jerri Nixon, Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office | (ID:25877, Comment)

City of Columbia Holiday Schedule.
  • City offices, including City Hall and City of Columbia Gas Department, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed December 24, 25, & 31, 2013, for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve, and January 1, 2014, New Year's Day.
  • The City of Columbia Police will be on duty.
  • The City Sanitation Department, at the employees own choosing, will make trash pickups on a regular schedule.

  • The City Gas Department will be off duty, but on call for emergencencies at 270-384-2006.
- Mark D. Harris, Mayor, City of Columbia, KY
| (ID:25881, Comment)
Adair County Public Library closed December 24-25-26, 2013
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25886, Comment)
Christmas Eve State Holiday for State of Kentucky Employees | (ID:25896, Comment)
9:00amCT Adair Food Pantry open regularly each Tuesday (Recurring Event)
Adair Food Pantry 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847 | (ID:25614, Comment)
10:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry | (ID:25619, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Cass Baker, Adair Co, KY; Cumberland Co. KY native (1928-2013) | (ID:25875, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25535, Comment)
Columbia Rotary Club regular luncheon meeting: 2nd & 4th Mondays (Recurring Event)
at Lindsey Wilson College's Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY | (ID:25661, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mrs. Mary Ann Simpson, Green Co., KY (1955-2013) | (ID:25893, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25568, 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:25594, Comment)
5:30pmCTCandlelight service, Church of The Nazarene Glens Fork, KY | (ID:25819, Comment)
6:00pmCTCandlelight Communion Service at Trinity UMC, Christmas Eve
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:25904, Comment)
8:00pmCTFirst General Baptist Church will hold Christmas Eve candlelight service
First General Baptist Church, 58 W. Bear Track Road, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:25840, Comment)
11:00pmCTCoiumbia United Methodist will hold Christmas Eve service
Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25885, Comment)


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