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Thankful for Westlake, Adair EMS for heart care

Mary Cooley writes:
I agree with Sue Hutchison, I too have had serious heart issues that were treated by the Adair EMS and Westlake. Many thanks to them all and I sincerely ask our leaders to please find a way to keep this very much needed help in our county. We do not have all we wish we had, but we have life saving abilities. --Mary Cooley
Comment related to: Supports Westlake Regional Hospital Letter from Sue Hutchison

2014-01-10 19:22:06 | Comments | Printable version

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Green River Martial Arts team demonstrates for Gifted/Talented

2014-01-10 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo.
Students from the Adair County Gifted/Talented Program attended a program presented by Darlene Campbell and Sam Avery from Green River Arts. The primary purpose of the program was to demonstrate that the study of martial arts teaches leadership principles. Students learned the history of martial arts, and how the practice benefits not only physical, but mental and emotional health and well-being. - Shamarie Claiborne

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Norman Coomer, Adair County, KY (1933-2014)

Mr. Coomer was a member of a prominent, highly regarded Adair County family. He was a longtime businessman operating Haskin Coomer and Son Building Supplies along with his son, Steve. Norman was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church where he was a former Sunday School superintendent. He was a U S Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Columbia VFW Post 6097 member, a past president of the Adair County Fair, former Columbia City Councilman and also served as Adair County Judge Executive pro tem. Norman had a lifelong passion for basketball that began during his high school years when he played for the Columbia Redhounds and he was a loyal supporter of the Adair County Indians basketball program.
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Norman Coomer, 80 of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:45amCT at the Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY after several months illness.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Clergy, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Neil Janes officiating. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting after 4pmCT on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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2014-01-10 15:09:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Supports Westlake Regional Hospital

'Had it not been for the dedicated emergency workers of our local ambulance service and medical staff at Westlake Hospital, I would not have survived.' - SUE HUTCHISON

By Sue Hutchison

In recent months, there has been much discussion about our local hospital, positive and negative. I wish to voice support for our hospital. On November 29, 2013 I suffered a very serious heart attack. Had it not been for the dedicated emergency workers of our local ambulance service and medical staff at Westlake Hospital, I would not have survived. Within 5 minutes of arrival, I coded and required life-saving revival techniques. If I had tried to have gone to any other location for initial treatment, it is unlikely that I would have survived. The medical staff stabilized me so that I could be sent to Louisville for further treatment. I want to humbly thank all the medical workers who assisted with my initial treatment. Our community needs a functioning hospital for emergencies as well as on-going treatment of medical conditions. I support our hospital! Sincerely,

2014-01-10 10:47:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Food pantry planned opening Saturday canceled.

UPDATE: Director finds bursted pipe this morning.

Troy Long writes:
Ed, Stephanie sent an email last night asking you to post that the food pantry will be open on Saturday. However, when she went today to begin preparing for tomorrow, she found busted pipes resulting in the food pantry being flooded. So we are going to have to cancel tomorrow's distribution. We will let you know more about next week. Thank you for updating this announcement. Thanks, Troy - Troy Long
Letter re: Adair County Food Pantry will be open Sat., Jan. 11, 2014

2014-01-10 10:41:47 | Comments | Printable version

Dakota Meyer owned company wins wastewater plant bid

At the January 9, 2014 CAUD Board meeting:
  • DME, Inc. awarded sewer plant work
  • Tim Baker presides
  • Glen Mary work complete; ties to start; Creek Crossing project underway
  • Other construction: East 80 Tank just weeks away from use, need for one new lift station may be elimanted, Cane Valley (Spectrum Care Academy project nearing start
  • Operations reports

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By Ed Waggener

DME, Inc. (Dakota Meyer Enterprises), 9719 New Campbellsville, KY, was awarded the contract for the Columbia/Adair County Utilities District Wastewater Treatment Plant site restoration and stabilization project, last night, Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the regular meeting of the board. The vote was contingent on Consulting Engineer David Bowles, of Monarch Engineering, re-checking details of the bid and subject, as well to Public Service Commission approval.

DME, Inc. was the low bidder of three for the work. The bids, opened just prior to the meeting, were as follows:
  1. $381,585.00 from DME, Inc., Campbellsville, KY
  2. $399,406.00 from Pyles Excavating, Columbia, KY
  3. $405,890.00 from Stotts Construction, Columbia, KY
Mr. Bowles said that, although DME, Inc., is a relatively new company, he felt that it could handle the job, relying, also, on the fact that a long term, highly regarded contractor, Darren Cleary, of Cleary Constrution, Inc., 2006 Edmonton Road, Tompkinsville, KY, is a 49% owner of DME, Inc. He said that would mean some reliable old faces with the new.

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2014-01-10 09:03:21 | Comments | Printable version

Comment on photo: Ugly but not for long - water tank

Comments re photo 53058 Ugly but not for long AdairRussell line water tank Billy Joe Fudge writes:
A lot taking place in the quasi-business and cultural district of Chicken Ridge along and near the upper reaches of Russell Creek, a major tributary of Green River. --
One note we all know that Green County is where, at their confluence, Mighty Russell Creek merges with trickling Green River to make the Green the major waterway it is. - CM.

2014-01-10 08:34:47 | Comments | Printable version

Sad word of the passing of Norman Coomer has received the sad word of the passing of prominent Columbia businessman Norman Coomer, at the age of 80 years, this morning, Friday, January 10, 2014, at Summit Manor Nursing Home, after several months illness. Survivors include one son, Steve Coomer, Columbia, KY; one daughter, Susan Willis, Columbia, KY; and one sister, Bea Beard. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced later today on when received from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

2014-01-10 07:33:18 | Comments | Printable version

Turnovers doom LWC Basketball; Raiders fall 70-52 at Pikeville

Blue Raider men's basketball led at halftime, but could not hold off the high-powered Bears
Next: LWC Men's Basketball vs. Bluefield College 3pmT/4pmET, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Dome Gymnasium, Bluefield College Drive, Bluefield, VA.

By Charles Balcom, Lindsey Wilson College

PIKEVILLE, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team fell 70-52 to No. 1 University of Pikeville (KY) Thursday night, January 9, 2014 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Lindsey Wilson (10-7, 1-4 MSC) was led by Daronte' Clark with 12 points followed by D'On Hall and Anthony Crenshaw with 10 apiece. Tony Horne led with five rebounds while Keshaun Mayfield recorded seven assists. Lindsey Wilson outshot Pikeville on the night shooting 43.8 percent from the field, compared to 35 percent by the Bears. The Blue Raiders had just nine attempts from the free-throw line compared to 32 for Pikeville. Lindsey Wilson finished with 22 turnovers after having just three in the first half. - From Lindsey Wilson College

2014-01-10 04:25:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, FRIDAY with CM, January 10, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 10, 2014:
Confronting dislike,
impatience and bitterness
win no one over.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 10 January 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 850, 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 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

2014-01-10 03:55:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair County Food Pantry will be open Sat., Jan. 11, 2014

CANCELLED: UPDATE at 10:54amCT, Friday, January 10, 2014. Food pantry planned opening Saturday canceled.

The Adair County Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY will be open 9am-12pm noon CT, this Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 9-12. We will be back to regular schedule next week, on January 14, 2014. Thank you - Stephanie Long
Regular schedule from CM CM Directory of Recurring Events
ADAIR COUNTY FOOD PANTRY, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY is open 9am-12pmCT, each Tuesday, serving families of Adair County, KY who meet certain income criteria, available at the food pantry. Anyone who wishes to donate to donate canned items or make financial gifts may contact Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847

2014-01-10 03:50:23 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 10
Happy Anniversary, Eddie and Shirlene VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Celystine Baker (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clara Rogers (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eden Bradshaw (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison L. Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Renee Bault Franklin (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Regina Agnieszka Lepiarczyk Krygier | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Mabin, Greensburg, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James L. Burton, Adair Co., KY native (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Garnet Shepard, Russell Co., KY (1928-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Milby Bloyd Green Co., KY native (1919-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garfield Gosser, Russell Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don Wesley Brooks, Columbia, KY (1965-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Okey Lee Roberts Jamestown, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lou Ina Rexroat, Russell County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Thurman (Finn) Watson, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis (Bill) Simpson, Green County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Shaw Pickett, Adair County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Gladys Humble, Russell County, KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Manelle Denson, Casey County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Douglas Gumm, Green Co., KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Estil Groce, Russell County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph J. Bennett, 80, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elzora Yocom, Taylor Co., KY, (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Philip E. Antle, Russell Co., KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Bell Huff, 63, Edmonton, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coy L. McGowan, 66, Jamestown, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Odell Polston, 82, Russell Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jarvis J.C. Burton, Russell County, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary (Red) Samuell, 70, Fairplay, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Hammond Johnson, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gracie Jeter, 96, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Lee Richerson, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, GraceLynn AbiGail Cleo Stapleton, 6 months, Adair County, KY (2017-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 10, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTDonations for family of Dawson Fisher may be made today at ACPC | (ID:26239, 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:26041, 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. Sixty-seven (67) 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. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26248, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Gertrude Gosser, Russell County, KY (1920-2014) | (ID:26217, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25980, Comment)
A quick reminder: Early Release Friday in Adair Co. School District
Drivers take note: Watch for Big Yellow Busses on the Road at an earlier time today. | (ID:26096, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mr. Don Davis, 63, Burkesville, KY (1950-2014) | (ID:26203, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26012, 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:26074, Comment)
5:30pmCTAdair County Girls Basketball vs. Caverna High School
Adair County High School Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26250, Comment)


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