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Mary A. Sanders, Casey County, KY (1921-2013)

She was a native of Casey County, KY and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the Gilbert Newton Robers and Lillie Ellis Roberts. She was the widow of Verbal Sanders. She leaves 10 direct living descendants. She a former cook for the school system and a member of the Trace Fork Separate Baptist Church
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Mary A. Sanders, of Casey County, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY. She was 92.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Monday, December 30, 2013, at Trace Fork Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Elvis Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Sunday, December 29, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 792 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, and after 11amCT/12 noon ET, Noon on Monday at the Church.


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2013-12-27 17:45:21 | Comments | Printable version

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Dog found on KY 704/Eddie Compton Road area



2013-12-27 - Near Fairplay, KY - Photo by Whitney Redmon.
This dog has been at our house out Fairplay Road/KY 704
, on Eddie Compton Road in Columbia the past few days. He is very friendly. Contact 270-634-1246 or 270-634-2267. - Whitney Redmon

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Why the Name of Square Oak?

Russell County History: The school and church came to be known by the little Square Oak tree

By Tine S. Reynolds

Did you ever hear about the origins of the name of Square Oak (church and school at Ono)? The first librarian at Russell Co. High School was Mrs. Beatrice Powell and she explained about the name Square Oak.

She was from Ono, which is where Square Oak is located. Her grandfather was an attorney there and also kept the post office. She started teaching about 1935 and taught over 40 years in all types of schools ranging from first grade in a very poor district on Cumberland River (Depression era), she said, also RSES, RCHS, and even a few years at LWC.

According to Mrs. Powell in an interview given years ago at WKU, the name of Square Oak actually originated from an oak tree. She said, "People used to hitch their horses when they'd go to church and when they'd hitch horses, they'd have to tie them around a tree.

Well, somebody had the idea, if you'd nail four big planks around that tree you'd have places to put hitching hooks of some kind, nails or something, but anyway they would hitch the horses to these hooks that they put into the four boards.

As that little tree grew, it got to be a square tree. Finally, when the boards were taken off, it was a square oak. And the name of the school and the church both were Square Oak. But the post office was Ono...." --Tine S Reynolds


2013-12-27 15:31:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Vickie Foster Pelly, Crab Orchard, KY (1943-2013)

She was a native of Somerset, KY, and a resident of Crab Orchard, KY at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth Foster and Lois Burton Foster Rice. She was a housewife and a member of the Ephesus Baptist Church
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Vickie Foster Pelly, of Crab Orchard, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville., KY. She was 70.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1pmCT, Monday, December 30, 2013, at Antioch Cemetery, with Bro. Steve Hoeck officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


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2013-12-27 13:36:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Remembering Judge Bondurant: Uncle of former local pastor

Martha Berry writes:
There is a family connection between Rev. Rachel James Marshall, who pastored Columbia United Methodist Church and Judge James Bondurant. I believe he is Rachel's uncle. Rachel is the daughter of Rev. Alice Scott who, if I'm not mistaken, is a sister of Judge Bondurant. I think that is the connection. - Martha Berry
James E. Bondurant, 84, LaRue County, KY (d. Dec. 26, 2013)


2013-12-27 12:47:51 | Comments | Printable version

60th Anniversary celebration for James Ray & Jessie Gaskins

Friends and relatives of James Ray & Jessie Gaskins at invited to a 60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, 1pm-3pmCT, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at New Hope Separate Baptist Church 10706 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The Gaskins were married December 23, 1953. The family requests no gifts, please, just your presence. Susan Breeding

2013-12-27 12:43:03 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014: Sec'y of State reminds of looming deadlines

More than 400 candidates have filed for office ahead of January 28, 2014, deadlines. Ms. Alison Lundergan Grimes suggests early filing in case filing papers need to be corrected; reminds voters that December 31, 2013 is last date to change registration in order to vote in particular party primary

By Bradford Queen, Deputy Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that more than 400 candidates have already filed with her office to run in the 2014 elections. Candidates who wish to be placed on the ballot for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election must file their candidacy papers by 4pmCT local time at the place of filing on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.


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2013-12-27 11:38:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Dollye Shives Simpson, 92, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Dec. 23, 2013)

She was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna McCluskey Shives and was a member of the Beaumont United Methodist Church and the widow of Charles Edd Simpson. She leaves 7 direct living descendants. She was retired from Handmacher Mfg. after having worked there for 34 years
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Dollye Shives Simpson, age 92 of Louisville, KY, formerly of Beaumont, Metcalfe County, KY, died Monday, December 23, 2013, at the home of her daughter.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 11amCT, at the Beaumont United Methodist Church on KY 90 in Beaumont, Metcalfe County, KY, with Bro Joe Wilcoxson officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3pmCT/4pmET, Friday, December 27, 2013, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, and continue at the church at 9amCT Saturday until funeral time at 11amCT.


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2013-12-27 11:26:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Applauds Hospital Board for accepting local bidder

Urges future policy of employment of Adair Countians first

William Reed writes:
I surely applaud WRH for their acceptance of Melson Roofings bid. The reason being, is that it keeps the work being done by Adair county people and not some outside contractor that will take and bring their people here and take the money and run. Thanks for keeping Adair Countians working. Our people need the work more than some outside contractor. I hope that in the future WRH will continue to employ Adair Countians first. - William Reed
Comments re article 64200 Adair County Hospital Board accepts bid or new WRH roof


2013-12-27 08:26:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Fay Cowan, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, and a resident of Trafalgar, Johnson County, IN at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Bert Dile Burton, and the widow of Alvis Cowan. She leaves 12 direct living descendants. She attended the Who So Ever Will Community Church in Edinburgh, IN, was a member of Edinburgh Double Y Saddle Club, retired in 1978 after 25 years at Arvin's in Franklin, IN. She enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping, horses and collecting Jeff Gordon memorabilia.
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Fay Cowan age 86 years of Trafalgar, IN passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, IN after a month long illness.

Funeral service Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10amCT/11amET at Who So Ever Will Community Church, 623 S. Eisenhower DR, Edinburgh, IN in Edinburgh, IN, with Rev. Lewis Burton & Rev. Guy Hardin the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Ninevah Cemetery in Ninevah, IN


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2013-12-27 08:18:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

(Ad) Circle R Menu posted December 27, 2013

Use this menu for Call-in, Take-out, and Call Ahead Orders to 270-384-3212.

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2013-12-27 06:49:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Adair County Hospital Board accepts bid for new WRH roof

In the December 2013 regular meeting of the hospital board
  • Hospital board accepts $193,000 bid by Melson Roofing to roof entire Westlake Regional Hospital
  • Hospital has moved to profitability, and now has stronger cash reserves
  • Board hires volunteer CEO as active, paid CEO
  • Board learns of resignation of CEO administrative assistant Cheryl Wall
  • Justin Mardis hired as replacement for Wall.
  • Hospital authorizes CEO to negotiate for new ultrasound equipment
  • CFO David Hayes announces study of written policies for Agreed Patient Payments, Bad Debts, Patient Discounts, and Charity Care.


By Ed Waggener

A 5-0 vote at the Monday, December 23, 2013, Adair County Hospital Board of Trustees meeting drew a round of applause from the audience, as the board voted to approve the low bid of Melson Roofing Company of Columbia for a $193,000 new roof covering the entire roof system at Westlake Regional Hospital. The action came on a motion by Trustee and Volunteer CEO Neal Gold, with a second by Richard Grant, with board members Chairman Craig Pyles, Bruce White, and Brad Keltner joining in a 5-0 vote.


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2013-12-27 04:16:04 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Indians defeat Hart Co. Raiders 66-46 in tournament play

Matt Fudge and Chance Melton lead scoring.
Next: The Indians will play Whitley County (7-4) at 6pmCT, Friday night, December 27, 2013, at the Metcalfe County High School gym, 208 Randolph Street, Edmonton, KY. In the other winner's bracket game Barren County will battle Bowling Green at 8pmCT.

Special to ColumbiaMagazine

The Adair County Indians advanced to the semi-finals of the T J Sampson Holiday Tournament at Metcalfe County High School with a 66-46 victory over the Hart County Raiders. The Indians improved to 5-3 while Hart County dropped to 1-5.


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2013-12-27 03:44:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, FRIDAY with CM, December 27, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 27, 2013:
Those who are perfect
are better seen from afar
than experienced.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 27 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 836, in progress

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 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.



2013-12-27 03:32:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 27
Happy Anniversary, Raymond and Viola Benaitis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robert and Robin Smith (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversrary, Daryl and Lois Wilson (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Stotts (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Janes Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Sumer Lanz (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cholie Summer Lanz | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emmalee Baker (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayla Rae Duff (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sam Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Travis Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Kimbler (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vera Couch (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Phyllis Gary Allen, 60 Casey Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susie Della Sapp, 99, Taylor Co., KY (1909) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geneieve "Ginny" Murphy, 65, Taylor Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel M. Passmore, Russell Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Joe Elmore , Casey Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Veotra Ruth Warf, Green Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Burton Harding, Adair Co., KY native, (1927-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Miller, Adair County, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Moore, Adair County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Bell Corbin, Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille W. Sparks, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Elaine Converse, Casey Co., KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Duel Sneed (Dec. 27, 1923 - Nov. 30, 1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Services, Columbia, KY for Cleo Shively, Columbia, KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, December 27, 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:25604, Comment)
8:00amCT7 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. 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. 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. Three (3) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Seven (7) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:25928, Comment)
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:25657, Comment)
Chamber Building offices holiday closed today
The Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce, the office of the C/AC Tourism, and the Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Office, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, December 24-25-26-27, 2013. Regular office hours are 8amCT-4pmCT. The Offies will re-open Monday, December 30, 2013, at 8amCT. - Sue Stivers, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce, CACEDA, Tourism Commission | (ID:25892, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Brooks, KY, for Clevella Renee Coffey, Adair County, KY (1949-2013) | (ID:25903, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Cecil S. Shaw, Cumberland Co., KY (d. December 22, 2013) | (ID:25900, Comment)
Services, Greensburg Presbyterian Church, for Mrs. Ann M. Huntsman, Greensburg, KY (1935-2013) | (ID:25906, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for R.T. Cave, Adair County, KY (1924-2013) | (ID:25902, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25528, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mrs. Alice Blakeman Slinker, Green Co., KY (1946-2013) | (ID:25916, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Glasgow, KY, for former Edmonton Police Officer John William Gallagher, Glasgow, KY (d. Dec. 23, 2013) | (ID:25914, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25571, 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:25590, Comment)
6:00pmCTACHS Indians vs Whitley Co. - Tournament play
Metcalfe County High School gym, 208 Randolph Street, Edmonton, KY | (ID:25927, Comment)

 






















 
 
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