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Last of the former Kentucky Water Patrol employees retires

Tim Catron of Wayne County spent 25 year career patrolling Lake Cumberland, starting with the former Kentucky Water Patrol and completing his career with the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Department after Kentucky Water Patrol was merged into it

By Mark Marraccini

FRANKFORT, KY (KY State News) - The last serving member of the former Kentucky Water Patrol has retired.

Wayne County resident Tim Catron, who retired December 31, started his career with the Kentucky Water Patrol and finished it as a law enforcement captain for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.


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2014-01-08 15:43:27 | Comments | Printable version

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History of Fast Food preserved on barn



2014-01-08 - 1400 mile point area, Allen Schoolhouse RD, District 1, Adair Co., - Photo by David Jones, Adair Co. School District. David Jones shares with us a history of Adair County fast food, now preserved on the side of Clifton McGaha's barn near Bryant Cemetery Road. The are many sights to behold when one's job entails checking road conditions just after the Big Chill of 2014. - Alan W. Reed
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Cumberland, Metcalfe, Schools on regular schedule Thursday

Schools GO/NO GO reports thus far
Open on 1-Hour Delay, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014: Taylor County School District
Open on Regular Schedule, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014: Adair Co. School District, Campbellsville Independent, Cumberland County School District. Green County School District, Metcalfe County, and Russell County School District.

Listen to Larry Smith on FM 99.9 the Big Dawg, FM 92.7 The WAVE, and visit ColumbiaMagazine.com for earliest news of area schools GO or NO GO news

Cumberland County School District Director of Pupil Transportation Ryan Craft and Superintendent Glenn Murphy announce that Cumberland County schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, January 9, 2013 and buses will be operating on a regular schedule.

Also, Metcalfe County Schools will be open and will be operating on a regular schedule tomorrow, Thursday, January 9, 2013.


2014-01-08 14:51:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Green Co., Russell Co. Schools on regular schedule Jan. 9, 2014

Schools GO/NO GO reports thus far
Open on 1-Hour Delay, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014: Taylor County School District
Open on Regular Schedule, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014: Adair Co. School District, Green County School District, and Russell County School District.

By Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM

We've now heard from Green County School Superintendent Jim Frank and Russell County School District Superintendent Michael Ford. Both the Green County School District and Russell County Schools will be back in session, on regular session, Thursday, January 9, 2014.

We are still waiting to hear from Metcalfe, Cumberland, and Casey Counties, but hope to have news on those systems soon.


2014-01-08 14:27:22 | Comments | Printable version

15 to Finish: campaign urges students complete

'Time is money when it comes to on-time graduation. Students avoid the cost of extra semesters, incur less debt, and can get in the workforce sooner to begin earning higher incomes.' Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King

By Sue Patrick

A statewide campaign launched earlier today urges full-time college students to finish college faster by completing a full 15-credit schedule each semester, or 30 credits a year, the standard course load for on-time graduation.

The '15 to Finish" campaign will promote the benefits of completing a full course schedule, which include saving time and money, and getting into the workforce sooner.


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2014-01-08 14:20:31 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County School District will be back in session Jan. 9, 2013

Adair County on regular schedule

Adair County School Superintendent Alan W. Reed annnounced at 2pmCT, today, that there will be school in Adair County School District on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

"David Jones and I have checked all points in the county and feel that the roads are safe for school bus travel," he said.

For GO or NO GO information find it here on ColumbiaMagazine.com and always on FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 The Big Dawg with Larry Smith


2014-01-08 13:53:14 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Schools on 1 hour delay, open Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook has announced that Taylor County Schools will be open on Thursday morning, January 9, 2014 but on a one-hour delay.

Campbellsville Independent School District has also reported in and will be open on Thursday, operating on regular schedule.

Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications


2014-01-08 13:50:42 | Comments | Printable version

Phone outage at City Hall: For gas emerency, call 9-1-1

Received at 1:38pmCT, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

By Rhonda Loy

The phones at the Columbia, KY City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, are currently out of order. We apologize for this inconvenience and will have them in working order as soon as possible.

If you have a Natural Gas Utility emergency please call 911. - Rhonda Loy, City Clerk,


2014-01-08 13:44:38 | Comments | Printable version

Myrtle Street closed due to water iine break

Received at 1:32pmCT, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

By Mayor Mark D. Harris

Myrtle Drive (MAP) is currently closed due to a residential water line break causing ice in the roadway. We asked that you avoid this area until further notice.

Myrtle Drive is located off of Maple Street and Highway 206 next to Curry's Floor Covering. - Mayor Mark Harris


2014-01-08 13:41:26 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Frank Cheatham announces retirement

He will be leaving Campbellsville University after over 40 years of service effective December 31, 2014.
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By Drew Tucker and Joan C. McKinney

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Campbellsville University's Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of math and computer science, is retiring after over 40 years at the school.


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2014-01-08 12:58:35 | Comments | Printable version

Nathan Hale's 80th birthday today, Jan. 8, 2014

Special celebration was Sunday, January 8, 2014
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By Monica Davis

Nathan Hale was surprised by an 80th Birthday celebration on Sunday night, January 5, 2014, before his actual birthday, today, January 8, 2014.

Family and friends came together to wish Nathan a happy birthday at Trinity United Methodist Church,and to bless him as he has blessed so many. Beautiful music provided by Bro. Steve and Karen Pescosolido and the Friends in Jesus. A good time was had by all. Thanks. - Monica Davis


2014-01-08 12:48:41 | Comments | Printable version

CU is selected to Military Friendly Schools list

For the fifth consecutive year
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By Yvonne Matheas, Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Campbellsville University has been selected to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list for the fifth consecutive year.

"Campbellsville University is once again honored to be named among the nation's military-friendly universities in the nation - in a group of 15 percent of higher education institutions so designated," John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said.


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2014-01-08 11:32:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair Co. Public Library open today; resuming regular schedule

Remember to exercise caution in parking lot

The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is open 10am-5pmCT today, January 8, 2014. As long as there is no more winter weather, the library will resume regular hours the rest of the week. Still use caution in the parking lot. Hours for Thursday will be 9am-6pmCT; Friday 8am-5pmCT; and Saturday, 8am-12pm noon CT. - Lee Ann Jessee


2014-01-08 11:26:15 | Comments | Printable version

New Adult Class Offered at Trinity UMC, starts January 8, 2014

Study is on Christianity and Islam. Course continues for several Wednesdays

There will be a new adult class held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, from 6:30pmCT until 7:30pmCT, Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Bro. Steve Pescosolido will offer a class on "Christianity and Islam." This class will look at the doctrines and differences of the two world religions and will continue for several weeks. Everyone is invited to attend. - Connie Scott


2014-01-08 10:59:45 | Comments | Printable version

Tarter Gate guarantees interviews for Ready for Work graduates

The course is free. A new one starts each Monday until further notice - LeANNA BENNETT

By LeAnna Bennett

The Adair County Adult Education Center, 969 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY has partnered with Tarter Gate of Liberty, KY and is offering a guaranteed interview to all individuals who participate and complete the one-week Ready for Work Program at the Adult Education Center. A new class starts each Monday at 8amCT, and classes are 8am-4pmCT each day. There's no charge to attend the program. Contact the center at 270-384-1741 or stop by at 969 Campbellsville Road inside the Kentucky Career Center. - LeAnna Bennett, Diretor, Adult Education Center


2014-01-08 10:45:35 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Hydraulic Cylinder lost between Burton Ace, Mt. Carmel

Lost Farm hydraulic cylinder slid off truck somewhere between Mt Carmel Road and Burton Hardware on Tuesday. Reward. 270-250-4458 Danny Wilkinson

2014-01-08 10:23:12 | Comments | Printable version

Lanes blocked due to Crash on I-65 South In Edmonson Co. KY

Update: 10:27amCT, January 8, 2014: All clear. - Wes Watt

By Wes Watt, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green, KY

Bowling Green, KY. (8:42amCT, Jan. 8, 2014)—Two lanes are blocked on I-65 south in Edmonson County around mile marker 44. The blockage is due to a semi-truck on fire. Traffic is moving slowly, so expect delays. Duration of the blockage is unknown. - Wes Wyatt


2014-01-08 08:18:50 | Comments | Printable version

Big Dawg will cover murder trial in Greensburg, KY

The Murder of Wendell Gleason Pyles: Larry Smith makes announcement following change of venue ruling Tuesday in Casey Circuit Court. Trial of David Salyers is being moved from Liberty, KY, to Greensburg, Kentucky for security concerns related to motorcycle club. Smith said Adair and Boyle County had been considered as sites for the trial.

Larry Smith, FM 99.9 the Big Dawg, says that he will have coverage of the trial of David Salyers, charged in the September 12, 2013 murder of Adair Countian Wendell "Gleason" Pyles (1962-2012).

According to Smith, jury selection will begin on Monday, January 13, 2013, in Greensburg, KY and The Big Dawg news will be there.

ColumbiaMagazine.com has found that the most complete story on the change of venue for the trial of David Salyers is at this link at the Advocate/Messenger, Danville, KY, news site: WTVQ reports that Greensburg will now be site of trial:


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2014-01-08 07:14:15 | Comments | Printable version

One person injured in crash on icy New Columbia Road Tuesday

Black ice was cause of crash, Taylor County Sheriff's Office finds
Click on headline for complete story with photo(s) See Also: Injury accident temporarily closes KY 55

By Larry Smith, FM 92.7, The WAVE, & FM 99.9, The Big Dawg
Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

Nathaniel Echols, 68, of High Pine Street, Campbellsville, KY, was transported to the Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY, after the Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS extracted him from his overturned 2002 Ford F-150 pickup, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at around 10:28amET. According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Department (TCSO) Echols was traveling South on KY 55 South, New Columbia Road, when he struck a path of black ice, causing him to lose control, strike a guard rail and overturn.


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2014-01-08 06:01:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

TCSO investigation finds murder suicide in Finley Ridge deaths

Taylor County Sheriff's office says man shot woman with crossbow, then called TCSO, and then shot himself with a shotgun while law enforcement was en route. Report says that deceased couple had been living together and the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute
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By Larry Smith, FM 92.7, The WAVE, & FM 99.9, The Big Dawg
Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department found two people dead at 4301 East Finley Ridge Road in northern Taylor County near the Marion County line after answering a call from Roger Warren that Karyn Rae Meeks, 39, had been shot with a crossbow and was bleeding profusely. The call came at approximately 10:50amET, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. While enroute, a deputy received a call from Roger Warren that the perpetrator, Paul Dewayne Sprowles, had armed himself with a shotgun.


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2014-01-08 05:41:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Energy efficiency can reduce home heating costs

Public Service Commission (PSC) offers tips for cutting consumption during bitter cold weather

By Andrew Meinykovych

With a blast of Arctic air covering the state, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) says consumers can limit the impact on their home heating bills by taking steps to reduce energy consumption.

"As temperatures plummet, energy usage and home heating bills inevitably rise," PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. "But a few simple steps can help limit the effect."


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2014-01-08 05:23:52 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 8, 2014:
Doing what not liked,
every day, year after year
would be terrible.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 8 January 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 848, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, January 5, 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.



2014-01-08 04:48:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 8
Happy Anniversary, Willie Mat Feese, (1915-2013) and Grace Feese (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Faye Robertson, Casey County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andy Willis (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Hollingsworth | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brady Hixson (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Creal Cundiff (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Mann (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Gale Cowan (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Gary Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jo Greene (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maddie Harmon (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margaret Bault Varble | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marilyn McGowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Napier | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Helen Montgomery (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Burris of Russell Springs (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Montra Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Robertson (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tasha Padgett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Blackistone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zack Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Pina Lee Pyles, Columbia, KY (1919 ) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Grider, Casey Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Ray "Steve" Cassada (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Ruth Cerezo, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freda Ann Pettit Kingery, Taylor Co., KY native (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lou Keltner, Adair Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James G. Wyland, Adair Co., KY, Kansas native (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Allen Robertson, Center, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Creal Cundiff, 72, Adair County, KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Glen Eastridge, Elk Horn, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kermit J. Brockman, Casey County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Cash, Burkesville, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, a href=http://www.columbiamagazine.com/index.php?sid=57520>Ovella Mae Wilson, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Edwards Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTNo School Today in the following school districts.:
Adair County, Casey County, Clinton, Green County, Marion County, Metcalfe County, Russell County, Taylor County - LARRY SMITH, FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 The Big Dawg | (ID:26214, 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:26039, 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. Seventy-nine (79) 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. Sixty-seven (67) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One hundred four (104) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fifty-three (53) 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. One hundred Twenty-two (122) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26224, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:26083, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:26087, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Betty Hamon, 85, Russell County, KY (1926-2014) | (ID:26162, Comment)
Memorial Service, Berea, KY for Roger Thomas Rankin, former Columbia, KY pastor (1926-2014) | (ID:26223, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25978, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Dorothy Jean Scott, 76, Burkesville, KY (1937-2014) | (ID:26189, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Richard Allen (Bubba) Smith, Green Co., KY (1974-2014) | (ID:26192, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:26092, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26010, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Adult Class on Christianity & Islam starts. 6:30pm-7:30pmCT
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, | (ID:26228, Comment)
New Adult Class on Christianity & Islam starts. 6:30pm-7:30pmCT
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, | (ID:26229, Comment)

 





















 
 
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