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Rep. Whitfield Field Representative to be here January 31, 2013

Sandy Simpson will help constituents needing help dealing with Federal Agencies or seeking Federal assistance

Congressman Ed Whitfield invites Adair County residents seeking federal assistance or experiencing problems involving federal agencies to meet with Field Representative, Sandy Simpson from 1:30-2:30pmCT, Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Adair County Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, basement meeting room. Inquires about Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits or other federal programs and comments on issues before Congress are welcome.

2014-01-22 15:17:56 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Taylor Co., KY: Ice on Green River Lake

2014-01-22 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM radio.
This is the first time I've seen Green River Laake frozen over in years. - Larry Smith Paired Photo. See also:Scenic Taylor Co., KY: Ice on Green River Lake

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Easier to stay strong with hometown support

'The kindness, assistance, and prayers of my hometown people has sparked new hope and a revival of faith in my worried and bewildered heart.' - Angela Burton Farrer

By Angela Burton Farrer

I am addressing this message to the caring and compassionate people of my hometown, Columbia, KY.

I would like to publicly thank our friends and neighbors for their incredible kindness and support throughout Talyn's cardiopulmonary illness and surgeries. I am so gracious to you all for offering emotional and financial support to my family during this time of hardship.

When a crisis occurs with your child, yes, even your adult child, as a parent, you cannot help but feel helpless. All you can do is try to remain strong for yourself, but most importantly for your child. This is much easier said than done and when you have good friends, family and an amazing hometown to turn to, it becomes significantly easier.

Prior to this public out-pour of support, I often found myself feeling very frightened and alone. However, The kindness, assistance, and prayers of my hometown people has sparked new hope and a revival of faith in my worried and bewildered heart. --Angela Burton Farrer

Comments re article 64720 Shamarie Claiborne A miracle is needed for Angel's son

2014-01-22 11:53:32 | Comments | Printable version

Green Co. Jury recommends 20 years, 6 months for Salyers

By Ed Waggener

The Green County Grand jury which convicted David Salyers of complicity to commit murder yesterday, January 21, 2014, recommended a sentence of 20 years, 6 months in the penalty phase of Salyers' trial.

Judge Judy Vance instructed the jury that their options were not less than 20 years, or more than 50 years, or for life, in their discretion.

The finding of guilty came under Judge Vance's Instuction No. 3, Complicity to commit murder which read:
"You will find the defendant guilty of Complicity to Commit Murder under this Instruction if, and only if, you believe from the evidence beyond a reasonable doubt all of the following: A. That in Casey County on or about September 26, 1912, and before the finding of hte Indictment herein, William Robert Rigdon killed Wendell Gleason Pyles by shooting him with a gun; B. That Prior to the killing, David Salyers had solicited, Counseled, commanded, and/or engaged in a conspiracy with William Robert Rigdon to kill Wendell Gleason Pyles; AND, 1.) Tha in so doing David Salyers intended that Wendell Gleason Pyles would be killed."
Judge Vance had instructed the jury that authorized verdicts were A. Not Guilty OR B. GUILTY, of Complicity to Commit Murder, OR C. GUILTY, of Complicity to Commit Mnslaughter in the Second Degree, or D. GUILTY, of Complicity to Commit Reckless Homicide.

A spokesperson in the Green County Circuit Clerk's office in Greensburg said that formal sentencing will likely be sometime in March, 2014.

2014-01-22 10:11:37 | Comments | Printable version

Adanta will do a count of Adair Homeless January 29, 2014

The oollection of information will take pace 1am-12pmCT on January 29, 2014

A count of homeless individuals in Adair County will take place on January 29, 2014, and will be coordinated by The Adanta Group. The 2014 Kentucky Count (K-Count) is a survey of homeless persons across the state and is important because it factors into federal funding available for our community. Even those who have doubled up or tripled up with friends or relatives are considered homeless. If you know of an individual, family, or youth who is homeless, contact The Adanta Group's Homeless Outreach Staff, Shawn Ford at 270-932-3226 or Felicia VanArsdale at 270-384-2499, or call the Corporate office at 606679-4782 x 0 and ask to speak with Shawn or Felicia.

2014-01-22 09:30:39 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS requests White Out at Adair vs. Russell games Thursday

The Adair County Indians will host the Russell County Lakers in a Boys' JV/ Varsity doubleheader, Thursday night, January 23, 2014, at the John Burr Memorial gym, Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. All Adair County fans are encouraged to wear white to show their support. The JV game gets underway at 5:30pmCT, the Varsity game at 7pmCT. - Adair County High School

2014-01-22 08:36:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Shelbyvillian wants to help Talyn Wheeler

Followup: Shamarie Claiborne: A miracle is needed for Angel's son

By Shamarie Claiborne

Just a quick note to thank everyone for the prayers going up for Talyn. I had someone message me from Shelbyville, KY wanting to know how to send money if you did not live here in Columbia. It is simple you send to the following address:
Bank of Columbia
114 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728

Attn: Sherri Parnell
Put a note saying to deposit in Angela Farrer for Talyn Wheeler Account

Just so everyone knows where the money will go: Tayln's out of pocket expense for his medication each month after his private insurance pays is $400. Also, the hospitality house costs them $18 dollars a day. That may not seem like much but for a thirty day period it is $540 dollars; then there is food and personal hygiene to consider. It is not cheap being sick in this day and age. Again, I would like to thank everyone in advance for your generosity not only financially but spiritually. Hope everyone has a blessed day. - Shamarie

2014-01-22 07:58:32 | Comments | Printable version

Pam Geisselhardt will speak at January CWC meeting

Columbia Woman's Club will meet Tuesday, January 28, 6pmCT in the lower level of the Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. The featured speaker will be Pam Geisselhardt explaining new features of the Gifted and Talented Program of our Adair County Schools. All women interested in this informative program are cordially invited to attend. - Yvonne Kolbenschlag

2014-01-22 07:31:45 | Comments | Printable version

Colorado Rapids select Edward in 4th Round, of MLS SuperDraft

SOCCER: Lindsey Wilson's Albert Edward is the lone NAIA player to be selected in the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Six Blue Raiders have played in the MLS, with Edward becoming the fifth to be taken in the Super Draft. He is also the third Blue Raider to be drafted that played all four years at Lindsey Wilson. The other two include Shaun Francis and Lebogang Moloto
Click on headline for complete story

By Pierce Yarberry
News from Lindsey Wilson Men's Soccer program

COLUMBIA, KY - Albert Edward has been selected by the Colorado Rapids as the 68th overall pick in Round Four of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

The senior defender from Brisbane, Australia made seven starts in 16 games for Lindsey Wilson this season, scoring a goal and adding three assists. Edward's efforts helped the Blue Raiders (17-4-2) secure the Mid-South Conference regular season title and a trip to the NAIA National Championship as the No. 2 seed. Lindsey Wilson made it to the semifinals before falling to No. 11 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) 2-1 in overtime.

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2014-01-22 07:18:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Election 2014: with 5 additional candidates: Total now 46

JUST FIVE MORE FILING DAYS LEFT! Five more candidate filed for office since December 19, 2013, bringing the total to 46 through Tuesday, January 22, 2014, in Adair County, KY. Click on headline for complete article with a listing, with newest first, of all 46 and photo(s).
And a note to candidates: If your filing photo was not posted, it's because we didn't get one. A least one photo per candidate will be added, free if received prior to the filing deadline, January 28, 2013.

By Ed Waggener

There are now only five (including today) more days for candidates for county-wide and state and natiional candidates to file for office.

Since the last CM report, five more candidates have filed in Adair County through Tuesday, January 21, 2014:
  • Dale McCloud, for County Court Clerk, Republican (Jan. 7)
  • Shannon Rowe, for District 2 Constable, Republican (Jan. 15)
  • Joe Collins, for District 7 Constable, Republican (Jan. Jan. 15
  • Mike McKinney, for County Surveyor, Republican (Jan. 16)
  • Chad Moore, for Magistrate, District 7, Republican (Jan. 17)
Click on headline for complete list of those previously filing

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2014-01-22 06:54:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

ACHS vs. Marion Co. basketball games will be Mon., Feb. 3, 2014

The Adair County vs. Marion County high school basketball games will be made up Monday February 3, 2014, at 5:30pmCT, girls, and 7pmCT, boys, at Adair County High School Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY.

The games were cancelled Tuesday, January 21, 2014, because of severe weather conditions.

2014-01-22 06:18:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Softball No. 11 in NAIA preseason Top-25 Poll

By Pierce Yarberry
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY- The NAIA Softball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll was released on Tuesday by the national office.Lindsey Wilson ranks No. 11, earning 384 total points after posting a 50-10 record during the 2013 season. Lindsey Wilson split last year's regular season title with Campbellsville (KY) and defeated Cumberland (Lebanon, TN) to win the team's fourth consecutive Mid-South Conference Tournament. The Blue Raiders ended their season after falling in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.

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2014-01-22 05:52:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Superintendent Reed advises super warm clothing this morning

For a list of area Schools Open/Schools Closed today, see CM Events and listen to coordinated news reports by Larry Smith, FM 92.7 and FM 99.9.

Adair County School Superintendent Alan W. Reed asks parents to remember to dress children for the challenges of the bitter cold this morning.

"We're ready to have school today," he said. "We've check the classrooms and made sure they will be toasty warm today," he said, "and the busses will be warm and comfortable, too." He asks parents to pay extra attention to clothing this morning, to make sure kids are warm while at bus stops.

Mr. Reed said that the school calendar will be addressed at tomorrow night's Adair County School Board's special (special because of a change from the regular 3rd Thursday to the 4th Thursday meeting time) school board meeting. (AGENDA)

Indications are, he said, that the additional days will simply be tacked on to the end of school. At this point, that will have the end of school near the end of May, 2014.

2014-01-22 05:20:01 | Comments | Printable version

CU to hear church planter Rev. Kenny Rager

Speaker is pastor of Life Community Church, a church plant of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Calhoun, KY. The church is a recipient of a Kentucky Baptist Convention High Impact grant. Rev. Rager attended Campbellsville University.

By Candice Boone
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY-- The Rev. Kenny Rager, pastor of Life Community Church in Calhoun, KY, will be the guest speaker at chapel on Wednesday, January 29 at 9amCT/10amET, in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. on the main campus of Campbellsville University. Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge.

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2014-01-22 05:09:45 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, January 22, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 22, 2014:
Caring teachers bring
warm smiles and glimmers of hope
along with knowledge.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 22 January 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 862, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, January 19, 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

2014-01-22 03:57:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Stilts Family in concert at Harrods Fork, Sun., Jan 26, 2014

The Stilts Family will sing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY, on Sunday morning, January 26, 2014, at 10:30amCT during the worship service. Pastor Jeff Eastham and the congregation invite everyone to attend. - Linda Walker

2014-01-22 03:53:41 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 22
Happy Birthday Phyllis McKinney Burris (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryant Harrison Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cozetta Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frankie Froedge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Schorman (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Roy (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jarrett D. Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Cook | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Shepard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mindy Coffey (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patsy Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terra Huddleston (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vicki Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Lloyd (Buck) Confer , 81 Glasgow, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Brandie Rae Lobb Caven, Green Co., KY (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judith E. Antle, Adair Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randell Wayne Mann, Russell Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Leroy Joyce, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Mitchell Flanagan, Russell County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Lee (Maynard) Hamlett, Gradyville, KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia D. Botner , Russell County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.C. Estes, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald M. (Jerry) Collings Green County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Sue Whitlock Spell, Taylor County, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Preacher James Sullivan, 93, Russell Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James F. Graves, Taylor County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Rowe, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Ruth Williams, Cumberland Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith M. Wilson, 77, Metcalfe Co., KY (21 Jan 1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nora Porter Hammond, 63, Russell Co., KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sue Barnett Miller, Taylor Co., KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Heistand Fair, 62, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Eugene Clark, Green Co/Adair native, KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Bernice Wilson, 74, Russell County, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Ashbrook, 61, Nancy, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Marie McFelea, Taylor Co., KY/Orange Co., IN native (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Green Acree (1917-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00amCTAdanta will doing count of Adair Homeless 1am-12pmCT, January 29, 2014 | (ID:26364, Comment)
6:00amCTGO or NO GO for Area Schools
The following schools will be OPEN on Regular Schedule, January 22, 2014:
  • Adair County School District
  • Campbellsville Independent Schools
  • Russell County School District
  • Taylor County School District
But the following schools will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 22, 2014:
  • Clinton County School District
  • Marion County School District
  • Metcalfe County School District
  • Washington COunty High School
Watch CM and listen to Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg and FM 92.7 The WAVE, for the latest on weather related school news. | (ID:26354, 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:26050, 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: One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Seventy-three (73) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One Hundred Nine (109) 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. Forty-eight (48) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Fifty-four (54) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred fifteen (115) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26355, Comment)
9:00amCTIllusionist David Garrard guest speaker at chapel, Campbellsville University | (ID:26241, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:26085, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:26089, Comment)
Services Camp Nelson National Cemetery, for Lucille Henson Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1940-2014) | (ID:26341, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Angela Marie Merritt, 89, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2014) | (ID:26347, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25993, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Donald Wright, Taylor County, KY (1931-2014) | (ID:26334, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Wilma Faye Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (ID:26324, Comment)
Russell County Drug Court Graduation
Russell County Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY | (ID:26356, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:26094, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26024, Comment)
6:00pmCTDr Forrest E. Harris speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. service
at Ransdell Chapel at 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:26261, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdult Class on Christianity & Islam. 6:30pm-7:30pmCT
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, | (ID:26231, Comment)


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