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Big Al Owens: President Obama visits Big Al in Nashville

When a fellow worker asked Suzanne where BIg Al was that day, she said he was going to hear the President. The co-worker said she, too, had wanted go, but couldn't get a ticket, and then she asked how Big Al got his. Suzanne said, "Oh, he doesn't have a ticket, but he'll get in." And he did it in another singularly Big Al ploy, as he relates "I also met the man, name unknown, who was a secret service agent and we shared a conversation and I told him that if he was able to find an extra ticket to please let me know. The gentleman led me to his black SUV with extra dark tinted windows, and he reached inside to his briefcase and handed me a ticket to the event. I hugged this man very strongly and thanked him for his generosity." Big Al was going to hear the President speak. During the speech, the President glanced at Big Al and made eye contact, and a stranger said to him, "Did you see that? He looked right at you." And Big Al just said, "Yeah. I know." There's all this and so much more in this report. No one in Adair County should be surprised if Big Al doesn't win a big office one day. And to think, he got his start in Chicago and right here in Adair County, at Vester, just down the road and across the field from Bear Wallow, and in a big print company on Wain Street in Columbia, KY. Shades of Melvin Traylor. - EW
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By Big Al Owens
Roving contributing CM Political Commentator

On Thursday January 30, 2014, President Barack Obama visited McGavock High School in Nashville. I called my friend Mr. Roy Herron who is the chairman of the Democratic National Party here in Tennessee to see if I could get an invite to the speech by President Obama. Mr. Herron invited me down to the event and said that he would do his best to make sure that I had a ticket to see President Obama.


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2014-02-04 20:02:09 | Comments | Printable version

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Learning at Green River Arts



2014-02-04 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Darlene Campbell. Elizabeth Marcum and Hagen McQueary, art students at Green River Arts, work diligently at making their drawings look three dimensional. - Darlene Campbell
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William (Red) Blakeman, Green County, KY (d. Feb. 3, 2014)

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William "Red" Blakeman, age 81, of Greensburg, KY, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 in Dawson Springs, Hopkins County, KY. Funeral services for William "Red" Blakeman will be conducted 2pmCT, Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Burial will follow in the Milltown Cemetery, 3190 Milltown Church Road, Columbia, KY, in Adair County. Friends of William "Red" Blakeman may call after 11amCT, Thursday, February 6, 2014 until the funeral hour at 2pmCT. at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg.


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2014-02-04 18:20:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

COF: Gratis enlightenment for New Yorker new Adair Countians

COF writes:
Furiners always welcome, longs as we don't hafta start dialing 3 fer Yankee dialectology. My understandin' is thet in Michigan (Southern Canada fer those not geografically orientated) ya dial 2 fer "Yooper"

COF
High o'er beautiful Downtown Knifley
whar we'll freely translate the Kings English ta the Lexicon o' the Great Wooded South.
Comments re article 65079 Fellow New Yorker Adair Countian lauds fellow expat


2014-02-04 17:49:21 | Comments | Printable version

Jimmy Curt Duncan, 75, Edmonton, KY (d. Feb. 3, 2014)

He was a member of a highly regarded Metcalfe County, KY, family, the son of the late Archie and Kizzie Bell Duncan. He was the widower of Rena Belle Whitlow Duncan. He leave 10 direct living descendants. He was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist faith
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James Curtis "Jimmy Curt" Duncan age 75 of Edmonton, KY, died Monday, February 3, 2013 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Friday, February 7, 2014, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Thursday, February 6, 2014, and after 9amCT, Friday at the funeral home.


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2014-02-04 17:15:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fellow New Yorker Adair Countian lauds fellow ex-pat

Diane R Wallace writes:
I just have to say, Ms. Greenough is one very brave gal! When I first heard about this incident, I was so thankful she was not harmed and glad she is conducting business as usual. As I read the entire news clip I was very surprised to learn that Homer, NY is her hometown. I was born and raised in that same area code, next door in Dryden, NY. In the 26 years I have lived in Kentucky, it is rare to find anyone who has even BEEN in or HEARD of Upstate New York, let alone originate from there. I still have friends and family in Homer, it would be nice to find out if we know any of the same people and places. - Diane R Wallace
Comments re photo 53410 Phyllis Greenough Robbed at gunpoint but still at work


2014-02-04 16:55:21 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Boys vs. N Hardin games at home, tonight, cancelled

The Adair County High School Indians boys' games with North Hardin, scheduled for tonight, February 4, 2014, at Adair County High School Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, with JVs playing at 5:30pmCT and Varsity at 7pmCT, have been cancelled. - TROY YOUNG, Principal.

2014-02-04 16:42:58 | Comments | Printable version

Rentals: Find a place, rent a place QUICK!

Owners: How much would that vacant rental be bringing in a day?
if it were just leased or rented? Compare that to the low cost of a CM Rental Ad: Text from 33 cents a day/$10 minimum; or a photo ad, from just over $1 a day/$35 month. It's Just GOOD BUSINESS to use CM.


CM Classifieds: Simple, easy to post. Low Cost. Easy to use payment options - Online, in person, by mail. And help is available at 270-250-2730 if you encounter problems posting!

If you have a rental, or need property to rent, Find it Quick, Rent it Quick in CM Classifieds.

Check it out in CM Classifieds RENTALS

See RATES & TERMS for costs and how to place ads.

Looking for a place to rent? Find it here, in RENTALS


2014-02-04 15:46:52 | Comments | Printable version

KY Officials brace for potential hazardous winter weather

From Kentucky Emergency Management

FRANKFORT, KY (Feb 4, 2014) - Kentucky Emergency Management has activated the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) to Level II.

Weather forecasts for much of the Commonwealth have prompted Kentucky's emergency management officials to hold several conference calls with the National Weather Service (NWS) and statewide emergency officials in preparation for another winter storm system approaching the state with a hazardous mix of precipitation in the forecast.


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2014-02-04 15:39:06 | Comments | Printable version

Child porn case: Campbellsville, KY man sentenced to 15 years

42 year old Campbellsvillian found guilty of violating federal child exploitation laws. Taylor County deputy had initiated investigation in 2012. Defendant had prior child pornography conviction in Massachusetts From U.S Attorney's Officer
Western District of Kentucky/i>

LOUISVILLE, KY (Feb. 4, 2014) - A Campbellsville man who previously pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release yesterday, by Chief United States District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.


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2014-02-04 15:27:51 | Comments | Printable version

Two Adair residents in jail after drug theft attempt at WRH

Columbia police after call from facility's ER staff. One charged was patient

By Ofc. Josh Brockman

News from Columbia Police department, Jason Cross, Chief

On Tuesday morning, February 4, 2014 at 04amCT Columbia Police Department arrested 24 year old Jonathon Grant and 24 year old Beth Helm for theft of a Legend Drug over 500.00 in value.

The arrest came after officers responded to Westlake Regional Hospital on a complaint made by E.R. staff. Grant was being treated at the facility when nurses observed him and a female removing locks from a medicine cart and removing items.

Officers recovered several vials of medication as well as needles and syringes from their pockets.

The value of medication's exceeded 500.00 in value. Both Grant and Helm were lodged in the Adair county Regional Jail. The arrest were made by CPD officers Charles Greer and Sgt. Gary Roy. Ofc. Joshua Brockman


2014-02-04 15:12:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Car hydroplanes, leaves KY 80, crashes after sideswiping tree

But 18 year old driver frees self, walks to Appen Avenue residence to call 911; she was treated at scene and taken to Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia

By Ofc. Josh Brockman

On Monday, February 2nd, 2014 at 8:30pmCT, Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched by Adair County 911 to the 900 block of Russell Road to to investigate a report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries.

Upon arrival, officers located a silver 2003 Infiniti over an embankment and overturned. The occupant 18 year old Hailey McQueary was able to free herself from the vehicle and make her way to a residence on Appen Avenue to call for assistance.

Preliminary investigation reveals that McQueary was traveling east on Russell Road
The vehicle then left the roadway and travelled approximately 103 ft before sideswiping a tree and going over a steep earth embankment where vehicle overturned.>BR?>BR? Mcqueary was treated at scene by Adair County EMS and transported to Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY.

The Accident was investigated by CPD Ofc. Johnny Dial assisted by Ofc. Josh Brockman. Adair County Search and Rescue and Deputy Aron Rainwater also responded. Ofc. Josh Brockman


2014-02-04 14:53:38 | Comments | Printable version

Patricia Simpson, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2014)

She was a native of Marion County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Alfred & Ethel Farmer Hunt. Her husband, L.C. Simpson, survives. She leaves 16 direct living descendants. She was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church and a retired factory worker at Campbellsville Apparel
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Patricia Ann Simpson, 67, of Campbellsville, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:25amET, at the Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Shaun Caudill officiating. Burial in Bearwallow Cemetery, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Jimmy Tungate, Chris McFarland, Stephen Reynolds, Blake Richerson, Austin Ford and D.J. Mouser. Special casket bearers will be Noah Allen and Hunter Allen.


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2014-02-04 14:10:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Egypt Christian Prayer Breakfast Feb. 8, 2014

All men are invited to attend the Egypt Christian Church Prayer Breakfast on February 8 at 8:30amCT, at Liberty Road Grocery and Deli, 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Following the breakfast Mike Curry will speak about jail ministry. - Paul Patton

2014-02-04 13:28:37 | Comments | Printable version

John Johnson event at LWC tonight cancelled

Phil Hanna writes: I have cancelled John Johnson's event for tonight due to the weather watch for the part of the state north of the Bluegrass Parkway - since he was to drive back tonight..
CANCELLED: Kentucky's chief civil rights officer, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Executive Director John J. Johnson, will speak at 7pmCT on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Lindsey Wilson College's W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. His talk is free and open to the public.
We will reschedule eventually. - Phil Hanna, Lindsey Wilson College<


2014-02-04 10:39:10 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Clerk Sheila Blair announces March 1 retirement

To the citizens of Adair County:

After many hours of thought, and many sleepless nights, I have decided to retire effective March 1, 2014.

This has not been an easy decision for me, but one which I feel is necessary due to health concerns.

My anxiety over leaving has been lessened by the decision of the County Judge to appoint former clerk Joyce Rodgers to fulfill my term. There is not a more capable person to replace me. I would like to thank Joye for her decision to come back as clerk.

Thank you so much for allowing me to serve as your County Court Clerk; for that I am forever grateful.

Lastly, and most importantly, thank you for your kindness and friendship. Adair County is filled with so many wonderful people. I can't think of a better place to call home.

Sincerely,

SHEILA BLAIR


2014-02-04 10:32:34 | Comments | Printable version

C/AC Parks & Rec wants city to fulfill $25K annual committment

Fiscal Court is paying agreed share; City is helping, but its support is now less than 40% of what Chairman Charles Grimsley remembers as the agreed operating support
Click on headline for complete Columbia/Adair County Parks & Recreation Report, formal request to City Council for full funding

By Ed Waggener

Charles Grimsley, Chairperson of the Columbia Parks & Recreation Board, requested that the City of Columbia to fulfill an understanding that it would match a $25,000 annual contribution by Adair Fiscal Court to support the parks system. At present, Fiscal Court is making the contribution in full, but the City of Columbia is paying less than 40% of the contribution. Grimsley made the request at last night's City Council meeting.

Mayor Harris said that due to the City's finances the matter would have to be delayed.


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2014-02-04 10:09:38 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Police Department Activity Report, Jan. 2014

Columbia, KY, Police Department
116 Campbellsville Street

Columbia, KY - Phone 270-384-4119

Report of activities for January 2014
  • Calls for service - 450
  • Motorist Assist - 12
  • Vehicle lockouts - 9
  • Escorts - 41
  • Accidents investigated - 18
  • Injury accidents - 3
  • Cases opened - 12
  • Miles driven - 13,300
  • Gallons used -1,127
- JASON CROSS, Chief

Report delivered to City Council, Tuesday, February 3, 2014.


2014-02-04 09:35:40 | Comments | Printable version

Nominations sought for Governor's Volunteer Awards

Deadline for entries is February 26, 2014
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By Anya Armes Weber, Jill Midkiff
News from Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (February 4, 2014) - It's time to honor those groups and individuals who have served their fellow Kentuckians in an exceptional manner during the past year. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Governor's Awards for Volunteerism and Service, honoring service completed in 2013.


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2014-02-04 09:22:32 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Wrestling hosts Cumberland at Biggers tonight, Feb. 4, 2014

2013 National Champion Jameel Bryant will be honored before the dual
Tonight: Lindsey Wilson Wrestling hosts Cumberland Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7pmCT/8pmET at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY – The sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson College wrestling team hosts No. 10 Cumberland (Lebanon, TN) University tonight in Biggers Sports Center on the campus of Lindsey WIlson College.


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2014-02-04 09:07:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

CJE Ann Melton reminds uninsured Adair Countians of service

Next sessions: Tomorrow, Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 5-6, 2014
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency has already helped approximately 70 Adair Countians with medical insurance applications. Due to success, two more days are now scheduled in February.

Judge Executive Ann Melton reminds Adair Countians that once again Representatives from the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency will be in the basement of the Annex to assist people needing help obtaining health insurance though Kynectky. This is a another opportunity for residents who were unable to attend one of the last dates, and for anyone having trouble getting through to Kynectky and/or needing to receive health insurance.

People with last names beginning with A-L
  • Wednesday: February 5, 2013 - 8:30am-3pmCT
People with last names beginning with M-Z
  • Thursday: February 6, 2013 - 8:30am-3pmCT
Applicants will need to bring the following items:
  • Picture ID
  • Validation of wages for 2012
If you plan on attending one of these days, please contact the Judges Office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-384-4703 in advance. This will help us know how many Representatives to have available. - Lisa Greer, Administrative Assistant


2014-02-04 08:57:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

ACSO issues activity report for January 2014

Adair Co. Sheriff's Department
Harrison Moss, Sheriff
Activity report, January, 2014

  • 48 Warrants of arrest served
  • 8 Criminal cases opened
  • 8 Call responses Written
  • 5 Emergency protection orders served
  • 3 Domestic abuse cases worked
  • 11 Non-injury accidents worked
  • 2 Injury accidents worked
  • 12 Out of county transports
  • 9 Citations written for criminal activity
  • 30 Civil process papers served
  • 16 Criminal summonses served
  • 76 Subpoenas served
  • 100 Hrs of court security provided
  • 118 Vehicle inspections done
  • 356 Calls for assistance
Adair County Sheriff's Department, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728
270-384-2776 - Fax 270-384-5049



2014-02-04 08:48:19 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic Advisory: Snow, Ice Preparation for rains N of Adair

Travel North today can present hydroplaning potential later today

By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

(8:19amCT/9:19amET. Tuesday, February 04, 2014) - As crews continue to work on area roadways from Sunday night’s snow and ice, we have a new concern for heavy rain. Snow pushed to the side of many area roads could possibly restrict drainage and run-off of water once heavy rain starts later today. Crews will be working to push snow off roadway shoulders. Our snow and ice trucks may be moving very slow and making a variety of movements.


Motorists should be very cautious as they approach snow and ice removal vehicles.

Motorists should also be aware of hydroplaning potential later today. Slow down, do not allow electronic devices to impair driving and pay close attention to surroundings. - Chris Jessie
KHD District 4, Elizabethdown, KY, borders Adair County on the north and includes these 11 counties: Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor, & Washington Counties


2014-02-04 08:28:27 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Roberts: More on old time products, old time values

Carol Roberts writes:
I agree with Mr. Fudge's statement. Nothing is made to last longer than the warranty, it seems' and businesses count on their customer having to replace items within a certain period of time. One wonders how businesses survived back when products were made right here in the USA and were made to last, back when a man's word and reputation were his guarantee. - Carol Roberts
Comments re article 65056 Kentucky Color More than an Old Fence


2014-02-04 07:55:07 | Comments | Printable version

Invitation to celebration of 65th Anniversary of Caldwells

Celebration honors George & Catherine Caldwell at Trinity/Davenport Life Center

The Caldwell Family would like to invite family and friends of George & Catherine Caldwell to their 65th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, starting at 5pmCT/6pmET, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Trinity/Davenport Family Life Center, 2418 Campbellsville Road (KY 55), Columbia, KY. - Angela Caldwell


2014-02-04 05:26:42 | Comments | Printable version

KRS Investment Committee Meeting today in Frankfort, KY

The KRS Investment Committe will meet Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9amCT at 1260 Louisville Road (Google Map), Frankfort, KY 40601. All meetings are open to the public, although portions of the meetings may enter closed session pursuant to the Kentucky Open Meetings Act.

2014-02-04 05:09:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

GO or NO GO: Mixed today for schools in region

By Larry Smith, 92.7 The WAVE, and 99.9 FM The Big Dawg
Coordinated with ColumbiaMagazine.com

GO - Schools are open, busses and classes on Regular Schedule:
  • Adair County School District - OPEN, Regular schedule
  • Campbellsville Independent School District - OPEN, Regular schedule
  • Clinton County School District - OPEN, Regular Schedule
  • Cumberland County School District - OPEN, Regular Schedule
  • Russell County School District - OPEN, Regular schedule
GO - but on a one-hour delay:
  • Taylor County School District OPEN Today, but on a 1-Hour Delay
NO GO: The following school districts remain CLOSED
  • Casey County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
  • Green County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
  • Marion County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
  • Metcalfe County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
Additional GO or NO GO will be posted as information becomes available. We'll be updating you first with coordinated reports from FM 92.7 the WAVE, and FM 99.9 the Big Dawg, and on ColumbiaMagazine.com. - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications.


2014-02-04 04:26:15 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Color - More than an Old Fence

The Line Fence: "We Country Folk tend to simplify things by taking them down to the lowest common denominator and farm identification of this nature is a prime example . . . They are, in my opinion, indicative of how carefully the generations before us chose the best materials and built things with the idea of permanence in mind. Maybe we should take a hint from them and seek to become less of a "disposable' and 'temporal' people." - BILLY JOE FUDGE
Click on headline for complete essay with photo(s)

By Billy Joe Fudge

The accompanying photo shows a property line fence between the Rudolph Bragg place and the Wilbert Stotts place two miles out Harvey's Ridge. The names are of the folks that owned the farms while I was growing up and is how my parents generation identified these farms.


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2014-02-04 03:28:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

KY Civil Rights History is topic of tonight's talk at Lindsey Wilson

The speaker tonight, John J. Johnson, has been a courageous leader in the human rights movement since he was 18. He was one of the youngest presidents of a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People when he was tapped for the position at 19 in his hometown of Franklin, KY. Johnson also pushed for integration of city pools, and he led the fight against an effort to name Lawrence A. Rainey the head of Franklin's police department. Rainey was the sheriff of Neshoba County, MS, where he gained notoriety for his alleged involvement with the deaths and cover-ups of three civil rights workers. An alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan, Rainey was depicted in the 1988 film Mississippi Burning. - DB
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By Duane Bonifer, Public Relations Director
Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Kentucky's chief civil rights officer, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Executive Director John J. Johnson, will speak at 7pmCT on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Lindsey Wilson College's W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. His talk is free and open to the public. (Update at 11:02amCT, February 4, 2014 - Event CANCELLED, per Phil Hanna).


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2014-02-04 03:16:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Today, TUESDAY with CM, February 4, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 4, 2014:
One cannot expect
folks not to mind a habit
which is disturbing.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 4 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 875, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 2, 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.



2014-02-04 02:55:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

A trifecta of November celebrations posted today

Thanks! Everybody, for help us set a record (seat of pants memory; but we think it passing 50 set a record) on Groundhog Day. We asked everyone to help us reach 50 entries that day, and you did it! There was one to spare at 51, and we didn't have to list Tom Smothers' birthday to reach the goal. - CM
We're now posting - send your special event today!


We just posted the birthdays & anniversaries for Teresa & Steven Grider and couldn't help but see a rare succession of dates: Their anniversary is November 25; her birthday is November 26, and his birthday is November 27 - a trifecta of celebrations. Maybe this happens in other families. If so, let us know of similar coincidences.

The special events won't be viewable until October 1 of each year, but maybe everyone can make a mental note to watch for them. The celebrations were posted this morning, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 2:52amCT.

Activity in birthdays may be highest in February. There were 34 entries this morning, including one for the Mayor of Bliss. If we've missed any of the important birthdays in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties, just send using any Contact/Submit buttons. Of course, if there's a problem, call 270-250-2730 for help.


2014-02-04 02:52:08 | Comments | Printable version

Morris Chapel congregation updates Directory of Churches listing

By June Bennett

Remove Morris Chapel United Methodist Church listing from the Methodist listing and add to the Community Church listing as follows:
MORRIS CHAPEL CHURCH, temporary location, 1100 Weed Keltner Road, Columbia, KY. Pastor Bro. Steve Coffey. Sunday School 9:30amCT. Worship Service 10:15amCT. - June Bennett

CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES serves primarily Adair County, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties. It is continuously updated as a service to our readers. We want it to provide basic information to newcomers, old residents looking for a church home, or even for members who may have just forgot what time the Fellowship Meal is scheduled. Text listings are free, but call 270-250-2730 before submitting.


2014-02-04 01:59:40 | Comments | Printable version

Three former Blue Raiders sign with Bowling Green Hornets

Chase Spreen, DeAntra Scott and Wesley Hanspard

By Jay Nicols
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Former Lindsey Wilson men's basketball student-athletes Chase Spreen, DeAntra Scott and Wesley Hanspard have signed with the Bowling Green (KY) Hornets of the Central Basketball Association, team officials announced last week.


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2014-02-04 01:37:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 4
Happy Anniversary, Kelly and Denesa McCann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Grant (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Pegg (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Martinez (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danielle Stephens Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Geraldine Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Absher (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Adamson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaci Erinn Slaven | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karlee Rakel | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Scott (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lily Streeval (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Pierce | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Cave (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Nathan Curry, Columbia, KY (February 4, 1916 - August 6, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday James Dale Rodgers, Adair Co., KY (February 4, 1952 - September 21, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. V.O. "Doc" Moss, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Coomer, Adair Co., KY native (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Rooster) Davidson, Burkesville, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, E. Poe Young, Taylor Co., KY (1910) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Kay Harris, Taylor Co. KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Wise Elsbury Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Jean Lee, Russell Co. KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Wise Elsbury, Taylor Co., KY, (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. William Raymond Beard, Taylor Co., KY (1922 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James A. Salyers, Casey County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Renee' Carter Davis, Green Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Schoff, Adair Co., KY (1956-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Goodin, Jr., Casey Co., KY (1950 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beldon Marshall Allen, Cumberland Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mr. Bobby Curtis Gwinn, Burkesville, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis (Dink) Stapp Russell Springs, KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Moore, Adair County, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lynn Loftin Waldrop, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Winborn, 93, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Burton Nash(1928-1975) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
4:00amCTReminder: 10-digit dialing now mandatory in 270 area code | (ID:26581, Comment)
6:00amCTLarry Smith's GO or NO GO: Mixed today for schools in region
GO - Schools are open, busses and classes on Regular Schedule:
  • Adair County School District - OPEN, Regular schedule
  • Campbellsville Independent School District - OPEN, Regular schedule
  • Clinton County School District - OPEN, Regular Schedule
  • Cumberland County School District - OPEN, Regular Schedule
  • Russell County School District - OPEN, Regular schedule
GO - but on a one-hour delay:
  • Taylor County School District OPEN Today, but on a 1-Hour Delay
NO GO: The following school districts remain CLOSED
  • Casey County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
  • Green County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
  • Marion County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
  • Metcalfe County School District - CLOSED due to road conditions
Additional GO or NO GO will be posted as information becomes available. We'll be updating you first with coordinated reports from FM 92.7 the WAVE, and FM 99.9 the Big Dawg, and on ColumbiaMagazine.com. - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications. | (ID:26646, Comment)
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:26621, Comment)
8:00amCT7 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. Twenty-two (22) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Two (2) 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. Two hundred fourteen (214) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26645, Comment)
9:00amCTDue to weather, Adair Food Pantry closed
Adair Food Pantry open regularly each Tuesday (Recurring Event)
at 203 S Monroe ST, Columbia, KY Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847
| (ID:26525, Comment)
10:00amCTDue to weather conditions, Food Pantry CLOSED today
Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry
| (ID:26529, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Raymond Estil Groce, Russell County, KY (1922-2014) | (ID:26577, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Lynn Loftin Waldrop, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (ID:26606, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26459, Comment)
Services, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, for Janice Carman McElroy, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014) | (ID:26602, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Michael Beal , Hustonville, KY (1987-2014) | (ID:26608, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Eva Jane Wooldridge, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2014) | (ID:26644, Comment)
KRS Investment Committee Meeting today in Frankfort, KY | (ID:26647, Comment)
3:00pmCTAdair Co. Knife Swap, Regular 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
In the basement of the Masonic Lodge, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Jason Cox | (ID:26572, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26486, 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:26512, Comment)
LWC Wrestling hosts Cumberland at Biggers tonight, Feb. 4, 2014
Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26650, Comment)
Lindsey Wilson College Wrestling hosts Cumberland (Lebanon, TN)
Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26651, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:26533, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS JV Boys vs. N Hardin game at home, tonight, CANCELLED | (ID:26654, Comment)
6:00pmCTAC Football Boosters meet in cafeteria
Adair County High School, 526 Indian DR, Columbia, KY | (ID:26616, Comment)
Bill Nye debates Ken Ham on screen. Free
Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:26649, Comment)
7:00pmCTCANCELLED: John Johnson event at LWC tonight
John Johnson, Executive Director of KY Human Rights Commission speaks
at Lindsey Wilson College's Slider Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY
| (ID:26429, Comment)
Adair County Jaycees Reg Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Fairgrounds Pavillion, 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY.-GREG THOMAS | (ID:26537, Comment)
ACHS Varsity Boys vs. N Hardin game at home, tonight, CANCELLED | (ID:26655, Comment)

 






















 
 
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