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Kathleen Wilson, Adair County, KY (1925-2014)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, the daughter of the late Clem and Ethel Lou Burton Cowan. She was the widow of Joseph Charles Wilson. She leaves three direct living descendants.
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Kathleen Wilson 88 years of Louisville, KY formerly of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 7:25pmET, at the Georgetown Manor Nursing Home in Louisville, KY after several weeks illness.

Funeral service Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. H. "Bud" Hardee and Rev. Larry Brown, the officiating clergy. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting 1pm-8pmCT, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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2014-01-27 17:21:09 | Comments | Printable version

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Election 2014: (Ad): Dale McCloud for Adair County Court Clerk

2014-01-27 - Columbia, KY - Photo Campaign Photo.

Vote Dale McCloud
for Adair County Court Clerk

"Committed to Exceptional Service"

I would like to introduce myself as a Republican Candidate for Adair County Court Clerk. I was raised in Adair County and am one of Evelyn Grant McCloud’s seven children. I am married to Imogene "Cricket" Karnes McCloud and together we have two daughters Jennifer Richard Akin (Todd), and Mindy Lynn Smith (Barry).

I graduated from Adair County High School. I worked 7 years for General Electric in Louisville, Kentucky. I later moved back to Adair County to work for IMO Industries as an Industrial/Manufacturing engineer and senior manufacturing supervisor for 25 years. While working at IMO Industries, I enrolled and graduated from Lindsey Wilson College. After resigning from IMO, I served as Vice-President and managed Karnes Motor Company , an auto dealership in Somerset, Kentucky. After selling Karnes Motor Company, I was employed as General Manager for Fletcher’s Motors in Liberty, Kentucky. Many of you may know me from my career in Real Estate. Since 1984, I acquired licenses for residential/commercial real estate, residential real estate appraiser, and apprentice auctioneer. Most recently, I was employed as a Pretrial Officer Supervisor by the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

I am a Veteran of the United States Army, having proudly served in 1970-1971 and honorably discharged.

I am asking for YOUR help and support in the upcoming Primary Election, so that I may…
*Commit to exceptional service for the Citizens of Adair County

*Ensure fair, friendly and efficient office environment

*Provide Saturday office hours for YOUR convenience
Over the years, my work history has provided me with the necessary skills to be QUALIFIED to serve as YOUR Adair County Court Clerk. Management, customer service, licensing/transferring vehicles, real estate agent and appraisal experiences are all qualifications important and relevant to serving in this office.

I am excited for this opportunity and appreciate your confidence, consideration and support. I hope to personally contact as many people as possible during my campaign. Please feel free to speak with me and let me know how you envision YOUR next Court Clerk.

Paid for by Dale McCloud

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Lauds ATS; says home-grown businesses are the way to go

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Congratulations to all the folks involved. Home-grown businesses are the way to go and should be encouraged by every facet of our community. - Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re photo 53292 Columbia firm wins approval to furnish NYC taxis

2014-01-27 17:06:07 | Comments | Printable version

Shelia Kay (Grider) McGaha, Adair Co., KY (1945-2014)

She was a graduate of Adair County High School. Her favorite times were spent back in her childhood home in Kentucky at the Shepherd Reunion visiting with her extended family.  She also loved going to lunch with her friends and coworkers.  Although unable to attend at times due to caring for her loved ones, she loved going to church.  She was very appreciative of all the prayers and phone calls from her church family.  She always loved to watch the recorded church services when she was unable to be there in person.  Above all, she loved spending time with her daughters, son-in- law, and, mostly, her grandchildren.
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Shelia Kay (Grider) McGaha 68, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2014.

Services will be 1pmET, Friday, January 31 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street, Greenwood, IN, with visitation 4pm-8pmET, Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

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2014-01-27 16:26:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Madeleine: The story of a rejected kid, now a household darling

Kid rejected by mother and rescued by Donna Rieder is thriving as a house goat. By three days old, she was head-butting the cats off their feet and using the dog as a trampoline, and running sideways down the hall. Typical kid, Donna Rieder says
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By Miss Donna Rieder

Madeleine, aka "Laney," was born on New Years Eve, and her mama rejected her.

I found her lying half-dead in the freezing rain on a midnight check-up trip to the barn.

After a warm bath and blow-dry, she came to live in the house.

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2014-01-27 15:54:59 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD answering service down - on call number announced

Just a reminder to our customers our answering service is currently down. If anyone has an emergency they may call 270-634-3285 for our on-call person. Thank you, Jennifer Carter, Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District (CAUD), 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY

2014-01-27 15:33:49 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014 bulletin: Democrat enters uncrowded jailer primary

At just after 2pmCT, Monday, January 27, 2013, Darrel W. Baker of Knifley, KY became the first and thus far only candidate for his party's nomination for Adair COunty jailer.

A complete story on today's election filing, with a list of all candidates to date, will be posted after the county court clerk's office closes at 4:30pmCT.

After today, candidates have only an hour period, from 8am-4pmCT, Tuesday January 28, 2014, to file for county offices. A spokesperson in the office said a number of people have picked up papers today and the office is preparing for extra activity on the last day.

2014-01-27 14:43:46 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia firm ATS wins approval to supply taxis to NYC

Green River Commerce Park's Assisted Transportation Systems (ATS), is one of only three manufacturers, thus far, to win approval to manufacture vans for the NYC Green Taxi Wheelchair Van Program
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By Rob Wilkerson
News from Assisted Transportation Systems

Ken Wilkerson and ATS engineer Jordan Knifley just left New York City today, Monday, January 26, 2014, after meeting with the New York City Taxi commission.

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2014-01-27 13:56:05 | Comments | Printable version

CJE Ann Melton: A dream comes true for Adair County

The announcement of $500,000 grant for an Adair County Senior Citizens Center culminates seven years of persistence, Judge Melton said. It's the fulfillment of one of the first goals of her administration
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By Ed Waggener

For Adair County Judge Ann Melton, it's another challenge met, another goal reached.

Funding for an Adair County Senior Citizens' Center has come through. "It's a dream come true, not only for me and for the seniors of Adair County, but for all us. Persistence has finally paid off," she said, "this was a priority goal of mine when I took office in 2007. Now we are assured of it becoming a reality."

Kentucky Commissioner of the Department for Local Government Tony Wilder, on behalf of Governor Steven L. Beshear and the staff of the Department for Local Government, notified her this week that Adair County has been selected as a Community Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $500,000 for the Adair County Senior Center.

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2014-01-27 13:32:26 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Is My Home, by the Poet, Wm. M. Feese, Jr.

Columbia Is My Home
Inspired by photo by Letisha Paris: Snow, January 25, 2014
As I looked at the picture in Columbia Magazine
of a snowy downtown day
I wondered what strangers would think
as they pass along this way

Would they thnk much like some of us do,
that we have a beautiful place?
Or would they say like others do,
that we need to change its face?

Shoud we change its face or let it be?
This topic has seen much discussion.
With time comes change and often results
in major repercussion.

Some of our majestic old buildings
Have undergone renovation
while others stand in obvious need
of major restoration.

But no matter what lies ahead,
and no matter where I roam
I'll always say without regret
Columbia is my home.
Inspired poetry by Mr. Wm. M. Feese, JR, written January 27, 2014

2014-01-27 08:57:50 | Comments | Printable version

Water Salesman by Walmart is temporarily out of order

The Water Salesman, 221 Patricia Trail, Columbia, KY (at the Raider Bob Tank) at Holiday Place behind Walmart in Columbia, KY is temporarily out of service. Rachel Bradshaw (CSR), Columbia/Adair County Utilities District.

2014-01-27 08:38:40 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville Dairy Queen closes, ending a great era

It was built by Adair Countian Ores Royse, who had earlier built the Dairy Queen in Columbia. Mr. Royse sold the Campbellsville Store to his Maple Street/Lindsey Hill neighbors, Paul and Frances Callison, who moved to Campbellsville where the Callison family has continuously operated the business for over half a century
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By Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the Big Dawg

It was a sad evening in Campbellsville, KY, last night. The Campbellsville Dairy Queen on West Main Street, is going out of business, Bobby and Phillip Callison, the current owners, announced.

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2014-01-27 05:41:21 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Learn Spanish for Half Price - $30

There's a new ad in CM Education & Instruction for an audio course to learn to speak Spanish in 10 Days. Still in package. Better hurry on this one. Being bilingual in 10 days for $30 is a bargain, isn't it?

2014-01-27 05:35:08 | Comments | Printable version

Likes Letisha Paris picture of Snow, Downtown Columbia

-Shirley Noel writes:
Beautiful picture. - Shirley Noel
Comments re photo 53276 Snow January 25 2014

2014-01-27 05:22:23 | Comments | Printable version

Downtown Columbia: Green River Arts set to offer G.R.A.C.E.

ANOTHER GROUP SHOWS FAITH IN DOWNTOWN: Green River Arts is set to open the doors of a school just off the Square on Jamestown Street, in the building once occupied by the Dream Depot, soon. Author, public school teacher, painter, singer and martial arts practitioner Darlene Campbell shares the story of how she and the other two principals of the academy, Josh Tucker and Sam Avery became a team and decided, despite have served the community at free events, to launch the school, inspired by Martin Luther King's words "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."

By Darlene Campbell

Nearly two years ago I received an email from my friend, Vonnie, about a free self-defense class being offered in Columbia. Little did I realize then that I was about to embark upon one of the greatest adventures of my life, that the instructors of that class and I were destined to become close friends, that we shared not only a love of martial arts, but a love of visual arts, literary arts and music. In the following year and a half we trained in kung fu, we practiced music, we sang at churches, the farmer's market, at Summit Manor and we did skits for anyone who would open their doors for us. We were modern troubadours. Yet,all the while, every Saturday for well over a year, we offered free self-defense classes. Our great desire was to be a blessing to our community.

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2014-01-27 04:04:41 | Comments | Printable version

Blue Raider women lose 2nd-straight home basketball game

No. 6 Gerogetown shoots blistering 60 percent from the field in 80-60 win at Biggers
NEXT: LWC Women's Basketball at Campbellsville University at 5pmCT/6pmET, Thursday, January 30, 2014, at J.K. Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY

By Jay Nicols
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - No. 6 Georgetown (KY) College shot 60 percent from the field in the second half as they defeated Lindsey Wilson women's basketball 80-60 on Sunday afternoon, January 26, 2014, at Biggers Sports Center.

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2014-01-27 03:38:25 | Comments | Printable version

LWC upset bid falls short in 91-87 loss to Georgetown

Tony Horne scored 22 points and Daronte' Clark added 20 in the loss
Next: Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball @ Campbellsville (KY) for a 7 pmCT/8pmET MSC contest on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the J.K. Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY

By Pierce Yarberry
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson looked to steal a Mid-South Conference game from No. 11 Georgetown (KY), but came up short in a 91-87 loss at Biggers Sports Center on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

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2014-01-27 03:25:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, Monday with CM, January 27, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 27, 2014:
No one knows others
who knows not voice tones that mean
enough is enough.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 27 January 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 867, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, January 26, 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

2014-01-27 02:55:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tabor Valley nominated for Billy Joe Fudge tour bus site

Melewi writes:
This is one of the places that we could see when we go on the tour bus with Billy Fudge.melewi - Melewi
Comments re article 64848 Tabor Valley has still other superlatives

2014-01-27 02:51:32 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 27
Happy Anniversary, Jimmie and Barbara Brummett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Bridgette Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audra Turner (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben Briscoe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Biggs (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donovan Morton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. John Begley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Bernard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Brooke Bennett (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jace Cole (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenna Alyssa Keitha Nashton Lee (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keitha Lee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krystal Redmon (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laura George Godby (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison Cole | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nelda Sue Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Orry Bishop (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rosanna Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Blair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Twanna Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Waydon Yates | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Pike, 90, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Olen Morgan, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Marie Sprowles, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rella Gay Karnes Underwood, Taylor Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lois Clark Wilcoxson, 97, Green Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William G. (Bear) Reese, Taylor Co.,KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Sue Downey, Jamestown, KY (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Franklin (Hank) Clements, Casey County, KY, (1936-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles (Chuck) Rose, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Lou Meadows Judd, Adair Co.., KY native (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Boone Thomas, Adair County, KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlene Hancock Taylor, Adair County, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet (Sally) Randolph Wood, 86, Casey Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Violet (Sally) Randolph Wood, Casey Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junior Vance, 74, Casey Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendy Harris Augustine, Russell County, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annabelle Shirley Taylor, Columbia, KY/Summer Shade, KY native (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl S. Coomer, 78, Adair County, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James J. (Jim) Reed, 66, Green County, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nora Veachel Ferguson (Holland), Knob Lick, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian Travis Giles, 45, Elk Horn, KY (1971-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vickie Burton Mills, 52, Russell Co., KY (1965-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Galena Redmon Rooks, 98, Adair County, KY (1919-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Faye Scheele, 90, Taylor Co., KY/Adair native (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joseph (Joe) R. Clark, Vanderburgh County, IN/Green Co., KY native (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, In Memory Birthday, Benjamin Wesley Loveless, Russell County, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Pearsetta Cowan, 91, Adair County, KY (1923-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, January 27, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
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:26053, Comment)
Free One Week READY for WORK Program at Adult Education Center starts today
8am-4pmCT at Adair County Adult Education Center, 969 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:26227, Comment)
DEADLINE Today: New GED Classes coming to the Adair Co. Adult Education Center | (ID:26242, 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. Ninety-two (92) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One hundred fourteen (114) 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. Sixty-nine (69) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Eight (8) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Ninety-one (91) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Six (6) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26403, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Burkesville, KY for Roxie Lee Davidson Simpson, Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2014) | (ID:26380, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25998, Comment)
1:00pmCTService, Russell Springs, KY, for Ginger Lorraine Fifield, Russell County, KY (1955-2014) | (ID:26342, Comment)
Services, Summer Shade, KY, for Chloerene Anderson Dubree, 90, Monroe Co., KY | (ID:26386, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Betty Carol Gilbert, 52, Russell Co., KY (1961-2014) | (ID:26393, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26029, Comment)
6:00pmCTCenter of Kentucky Home Horticulture Series in Jan.-Feb., 2014 (7-class schedule)
Keeping My Trees & Shrubs Healthy with Dr. Nicole Ward, U.K. Plant Pathology/Ornamentals, at Green County Extension Office, 298 Happyville Road, Greensburg | (ID:25909, 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:26101, Comment)


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