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Loretta Bertram, 68, Russell Co., KY (1945-2014)

She was a native of Russell Springs, KY, and a resident of the city at the time of her death. Her husband, Roger Bertram, survives. She leaves 12 direct living descendants. She worked as the activities director at Fair Oaks Health Systems.
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Loretta Bertram, 68, Russell Springs, KY, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at 1:37pmCT, in Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services will be at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY at 11amCT, Monday, February 3, 2014, with Pastor Steve O. Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, KY. Visitations is after 5pmCT, Sunday, February 2, 2014, at the H.E. Pruitt Funeral Home.


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2014-02-01 16:24:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Life in the Holler: I'm out of here



2014-02-01 - The Holler, Old Clearsprings Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
I think this guy had to be saying . . . "these folks are crazy - I'm out of here". After seeing me stop in the middle of the road - jump out of my KIA in my pink leopard pj's - then go running down the road trying to get his picture . . . just saying, I think I need a life. When does band season start? - SHAMARIE

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Stephen Alexander Allen Graves, Adair Co., KY (1984-2014)

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Second Christian Church. A lot of people knew his as Stephen or Alex, but most people just called him "Pooh". He was a graduate of Adair County High School with a Merit Diploma. He was an Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Adair County High School Band, where he received many awards. He graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with a BA Degree in History and a BA Degree in English. He was presently employed at Serco in Campbellsville. In 2011, he went to Ecuador and taught English to elementary students and was getting ready to have his second interview to teach in China. Although Stephen has left us, he was an organ donor and there are four living today thanks to Pooh.
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Stephen Alexander Allen Graves, 29, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:04pmET, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Kenny Carter, Sr. delivering the eulogy. Burial in Dudley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Casket Bearers: Josh Grider, Jeremy Hale, Daniel Fishback, Derek Coomer, Todd Smith, and Johnny Hale.

Honorary: Joseph Graves, Tim Smith, J.T. Payne, Chris Wilson, Alfred Smith, Anthony Miller, Nick Graves, Walter Graves, Josh Cheatham, Stephen Cheatham, Everick Lasley, and Stephon Boyd.


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2014-02-01 15:49:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Two vehicle fatality collision on US 127 takes life of Hustonville man

Tragedy occurs 2 miles N of Liberty, KY

By Trooper Clint Walker, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post I5, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY, KY) - Trooper Kevin Roberts is investigating a fatal collision that occurred 2 miles north of Liberty on US 127 at 6:36pmET. Marvin J Lee, age 49 of Liberty was traveling southbound on US 127 in a 1989 Toyota pickup when he crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2005 Suzuki. The Suzuki was operated by 26-year-old Michael Beal of Hustonville. Lee was slown from the scene to the UK Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. Michael Beal was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Casey County Coroner. Seatbelts were not in use. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Roberts. Trooper Roberts was assisted at the scene by Casey County Fire, EMS, and Rescue. - TROOPER CLINT WALKER


2014-02-01 15:29:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Helen Murphy, Burkesville, KY (1941-2014)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of the County at the time of her death. She formerly lived in Adair County. She was the daughter of the late Holland and Pauline York Graham. She leaves 7 direct and 4 step living descendants. Mrs. Murphy was of the Methodist faith, a former sewing machine operator at Fruit of the Loom, former employee of J. Downey & Son Lumber and worked at York’s Dinner Bell in Columbia, KY
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Helen Murphy age 72 of Burkesville, KY. formerly of the Milltown Community of Adair County passed away Friday January 31, 2014 at her home in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Steve Harvey the officiating officiating clergy. Interment in the White Hill Cemetery in Cumberland Co. KY. The family request visitation after 5pmCT on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary.


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2014-02-01 15:16:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

kynect Projected to enroll 200,000th Kentuckian this weekend

Affordable Health Care success continues in Kentucky. Private health plans make up about one-fourth of enrollments. Private health plans make up about one-fourth of enrollments. Click on headline for complete story.
See CJE Ann Melton announces 2 more days of kynect.ky assistance for details on next two Lake Cumberland Community Action assistance days at the Adair Courthouse Annex on Wednesday-Thursday, February 5-6, 2014, at 8:30am-3pmCT each day. Watch CM Events for reminders.

By Kerri Richardson & Terry Sebastian
News from Governor Steve Beshear's Communication Center

FRANKFORT, KY - Signups for affordable health insurance are still going strong in the Commonwealth - with an average of nearly 1,600 new enrollees each day. More than 195,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage, and that total is likely to surpass the 200,000 mark over the weekend.

kynect administrators report that the website consistently supports 2,000 concurrent users during heaviest usage times. Approximately one out of every 4 kynect signups is for private health insurance.


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2014-02-01 10:12:55 | Comments | Printable version

G. Kolbenshlag: Media Coordinator gives positive look at schools

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Could not agree more with Mary Knight. Shamarie is giving us a very positive look at our Adair schools and making us realize how proud we can be of the our school system. Her photos and commentary are a welcome addition and are making a positive difference in our community. Thanks, Shamarie (and Mary.) --George Kolbenschlag
Comments re article 64994 Says hiring Shamarie a stroke of genius about Adair County School District Media Publicity Coordinator Shamarie Claiborne.


2014-02-01 10:00:52 | Comments | Printable version

KY Proud: Bauer's Candies enjoys the sweet smell of success

Article Selected for CM Epicurean Kentuckian designation. Be sure to also read or re-read: Rev. Joey N. Welsh: Reprint (2006) Bridges, modjeskas, Louisville
Its world-famous Modjeskas have enabled the Kentucky Proud candy maker to prosper and expand.Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)
If you go: Bauer's Candies, 1103 Dylan Drive, Lawrenceburg, KY, is 86.7 miles from The Public Square in Columbia, KY, according to Google Maps


By Chris Aldridge, Kentucky Agricultural News

LAWRENCEBURG, KY - Do you plan on buying some sweets for your sweetie on Valentine's Day?

Here's a suggestion: Get an assortment of a uniquely Kentucky creation, Modjeskas, handmade by a Kentucky Proud candy maker, Bauer's Candies in Lawrenceburg.


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2014-02-01 09:49:47 | Comments | Printable version

Thelma Foley, Russell County, KY(1930-2014)

She was a member of a highly regarded Russell County, KY, family, with many relatives also in Adair County, KY and elsewhere. Her husband, Paul A. Foley, survives. She leaves 2 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church
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Thelma Foley, 84, of Russell Springs, died Friday January 31, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.

Funeral services for Thelma Foley will be 1pmCT Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel. 367 N Main Street, with Bro. James Robertson and Bro. Randy Brown officiating. Friends may call after 5pmCT, Sunday. Burial in the New Friendship Cemetery.


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Raymond Estil Groce, Russell County, KY (1922-2014)

He was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked on December 7, 1941, while serving in the the U.S. Navy. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and was living in Lincoln County at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Edward & Margaret Mae Wilson Groce, and the widower of Alice Robinson Groce. He was a retired security guard at the Phillp Morris Tobacco Co.
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Raymond Estil Groce, 92, of Kings Mountain, KY, formerly of Russell Springs, KY, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at a personal care facility in Kings Mountain, KY.

Funeral services for Raymond Estil Groce will be at 10amCT, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Rev. Carroll Egnew officiating. Visitation will be after 9amCT, Tuesday. Burial will be in the Clear Springs Cemetery.


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2014-02-01 08:29:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Says hiring Shamarie a stroke of genius

News of what's happening in our schools in the local media is exciting now, writer says

Mary Knight writes:

Thanks to the Adair County Board of Education on their appointment of Shamarie Claiborne as Media Publicity Coordinator. It is so exciting to see news of what is happening in our schools, both on CM and the local newspapers, in such a neat and "coordinated" fashion. And hiring Shamarie was a stroke of genius--her captions are as captivating as her photos! My only concern is for her family. There is so much to cover in the Adair County Schools that she might never be home. She needs a nice photo of herself on their refrigerator. Thanks, --Mary Knight


2014-02-01 08:18:12 | Comments | Printable version

10-digit dialing now mandatory in 270 area code

'You must first dial an area code when dialing this number . . . ' is this morning's greeting if you don't remember to make the change.
Click on headline for complete story with '10 Things You Need to Know about Kentucky's new area code

By Andrew Melnykovych
News from the Kentucky Public Service Commission

Everybody who works or lives in area code 270 must use 10-digit local calls starting today

Public Service Commission Chairman David Armstrong reminds everyone who use automatic dialing in their telephone, computer, fax machine or other telecommunications devices that updates, if not already done, must be done now. The end of seven-digit call ended at midnight, January 31, 2014.


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Today, SATURDAY with CM, February 1, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 1, 2014:
To not like at first
is no excuse for failure
to seek more knowledge.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 1 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 872, 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 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.



2014-02-01 03:05:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mr. Randolph Watson (Randy) Rush, Burkesville, KY (1948-2014)

He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of Leslie and Pansy Watson Rush. He leaves 6 direct living descendants. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah (Bow School House) United Baptist Church of Christ, a retired mail carrier and a lifelong farmer.
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Mr. Randolph Watson "Randy" Rush, age 65, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence in the Modoc Community of Cumberland County, Kentucky.

Funeral services for Randolph Watson "Randy" Rush will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Rev. Stanley Holman officiating. Burial will be in the Perkins Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4pmCT on Saturday, February 1, 2014 until the funeral hour on Sunday.


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2014-02-01 02:58:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Adair County falls to E-Town 62-52

Ty Bennett leads adair County with 19 points; Chance Melton and Matt Fudge 10 each score 10; Marshall Shelley 6, Zach Hutchison 5, and Jake Hixson 2.
Today: ACHS Boys vs. Whitefield Academy, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Whitefield Academy, 7711 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville, KY, on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The JV game will get underway at 2pmCT/3pmET. The varsity boys game will start at 3:30pmCT/4:30pmET

Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

The Adair County Indians fell behind 10-2 to start last night's 5th region battle with E-town and could never fully recover despite several rallies. The Indians trailed 18-7 after one period but trimmed the Panthers lead to 32-26 at halftime. Ty Bennett connected on 4 three pointers and scored 13 first half points to keep the Indians close.


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2014-02-01 02:43:51 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 1
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Amanda Decker (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, William and Betty Overstreet (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Roy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Baylee Johnson (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carli Feese 2/1/98 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cole Sargent | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derrick Hollers (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eliza Creola Biggs (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hallie Annabeth Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hallie Hadley (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Stinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jake Spoon (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Sewell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Haysley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Hutcheson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Harper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Hargis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Pelston (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jake Edwards, 64, Adair Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Roy, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester Voils, Sr., Russell Springs, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Marie Mann, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lee Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Redmon Simpson Adair Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Audra Clements, Casey Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldon Russell Guthrie, Cumberland Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Jackson, Adair Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Grimes, Taylor County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Edmonds, 72, Green County, KY (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reggie Taylor, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindon Antle, Russell Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Alben Wilson, Russell County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Glenn Conner, 55, Russell County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fannie Compton (1917-1995) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00amCTTen digit for 270 area code is mandatory starting today | (ID:26121, Comment)
4:00amCTReminder: 10-digit dialing now mandatory in 270 area code | (ID:26578, Comment)
8:00amCTBloomington Chapel prayer breakfast
Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia KY | (ID:26428, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Barry G. Whitlock, 64, Green County, KY (1949-2014) | (ID:26436, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Robert Lee (Bob) Kreilein, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2014) | (ID:26452, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26456, Comment)
1:00pmCTBlue Raider Women's Basketball vs. St. Catharine (KY) College
at Saint Catharine College's Lourdes Hall, 2735 Bardstown Road, St. Catharine, KY | (ID:26441, Comment)
2:00pmCTCommittal service for Lela A. Vetter, Green County, KY (1936-2014) | (ID:26440, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Edward Bill Chumbley, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (ID:26443, Comment)
Adair County High School JV Boys vs. Whitefield Academy
Whitefield Academy, 7711 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville, KY | (ID:26453, Comment)
3:00pmCTLWC Men's Basketball vs. St. Catharine
at Lourdes Hall, 2735 Bardstown Road, St. Catharine, KY. | (ID:26442, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26497, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Girls host Washington County
at Adair County High School gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26425, Comment)

 






















 
 
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