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Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014)

She was born in Kettle, KY and was a resident of Franklin, IN, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Flora Blythe Crawford. Her husband, Carmen Gentry Wells, preceded her in death. She leaves 9 direct living descendants. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of Christ, a homemaker and a farmer
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Mrs. Mattie Irene Crawford Wells, age 95, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Home View Nursing Home in Franklin, Indiana.

Funeral services for Mattie Irene Crawford Wells will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2pmCT. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home. 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the Donaldson Cemetery in Clay County, Tennessee. The family will receive friends after 2pmCT on Saturday, February 8, 2014, until the funeral hour on Sunday.

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2014-02-06 17:56:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014)

2014-02-06 - 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Norris-New Funeral Home.

Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014)

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Metcalfe Co. & Green Co. - KY Transportation Cabinet needs input

KYTC Plans For US 68 in Metcalfe/Green Counties being developed - meetings scheduled to gather public ideas and concerns at Sulphur Well and at Greensburg
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Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 4 in Elizabethtown, KY

Improvements to US 68 between Edmonton and Greensburg in Metcalfe and Green Counties continue to progress through stages of planning. KYTC representatives will be at the following locations/meetings to gather comments and questions.
  • 5pm-7pmCT, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Sulphur Well United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 1755 Sulphur Well-Knob Lick Road (Sulphur Well Community) Edmonton, KY 42129

  • 5pm-7pmCT, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Greensburg Baptist Church (Christian Life Center), 128 N Main Street, Greensburg, KY 42743
Brief Presentations will take place at 5:15pm and again at 6pm with a come and go informal format.

Those who attend will have the opportunity to review US 68 Planning Study findings and discuss potential alternative solutions. Concerns and comments will be gathered and presented to project planning team members. Handouts, containing information about the project, comment sheets with a questionnaire, and displays will be available at the meeting. Written comments will be accepted during the meeting and up to 15 days after the meeting. Written comments from this meeting will become part of the official record for the project. - Chris Jessie

2014-02-06 15:59:55 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Time to get ready for fishing ahead

Stretch of horrid weather is perfect time to prepare for upcoming fishing season

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By Lee McClellan, Associate Editor
Kentucky Afield Outdoor magazine, KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With much of Kentucky covered in a sundae made of snow topped with a crust of ice, fishing season seems millennia away.

The sun gets higher in the southern sky with each passing day; it is only a matter of time before this horrible weather pattern breaks. Use this dark and cold time to prepare for the inevitable coming of the spring fishing season.

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2014-02-06 15:48:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Help requested for family which lost everything in fire

The family of Connie Dermody, and her twin teenage daughters Janice and Rebecca Peck of 108 Smith Street, Columbia KY 42728, lost everything they owned last night due to a house fire. Donations for the family, such as clothes, household items, furniture, or monetary donations may be dropped off at the Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 1, Columbia KY, during normal business hours.

Clothes sizes are as follows:
  • Shoes: 8.5, 9.5, 10.5
  • Pants: 10, 18, and 20, or sweat pant sizes; medium, large, or x-large
  • Tops: Large or X-large
Any help would be greatly appreciated by the family. For additional information you may contact: Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office 270-384-4703; Jerri Nixon or Lisa Greer.

2014-02-06 15:26:20 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD issues Boil Water Advisory for Roley area

This CAUD Boil Water Advisory Lifted at 1:20pmCT, Friday, February 7, 2014

(Issued at 3:02pmCT; posted at 3:09pmCT, February 6, 2014) - A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers on Honeybee Lane, Roley-Yuma Road, Dry Creek Road, and Knifley Road The advisory has been issued due to main line leak.

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

2014-02-06 14:56:45 | Comments | Printable version

David Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014)

He was the patriarch of a large family and a former resident of Taylor County and a resident of Jefferson County, KY, at the time of his death. He leaves 24 direct living descendants spanning 3 generations.
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David H. Garrett, 73, formerly of Taylor County, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Louisville.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, where visitation will be from 4pmCT/5pmET to 7pmCT/8pm on Friday, February 7, 2014. Burial will be in the Tallow Creek Cemetery, Taylor County, KY.

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2014-02-06 13:55:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ashley Fudge promoted to Loan Officer/Assistant VP at F&FNB

New vice president is a graduate of ACHS, attended Lindsey Wilson College, and now lives in Glens Fork, KY, where her husband is pastor of the Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene
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Ashley Fudge has been promoted to Loan Officer/Assistant Vice President at First & Farmers National Bank. The action was taken by the bank's board of directors at their December meeting.

The new vice president grew up in Adair County, and graduated from Adair County High School.

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2014-02-06 13:37:35 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Helen Goodin, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)

She was a native of Gradyville, Adair County, KY, and a resident of the Millerfield, Adair County community at the time of her death. She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County family, the daughter of the late Cassius & Ginnie Lou Jessie Coomer. She was the widow of Joseph C. Goodin, Jr. She leaves 27 direct living descendants, spanning 4 generations. Mrs. Goodin was a member of New Hope Separate Baptist Church, had worked at Union Underwear in Campbellsville, KY and worked at Country Inn Resturant on Jamestown Street in Columbia, KY
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Mary Helen Goodin age 87 years of the Millerfield Community of Adair County passed away Wednesday February 5, 2014 at 5:01 P.M. at her home after an illness.

Funeral services will be Saturday February 8, 2014 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at New Hope Separate Baptist Church, 10706 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey the officiating clergy. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery, 131 New Hope Cemetery Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 4pmCT, Friday, February 7, and after 6amCT Saturday until 9:30amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, and after 10amCT at the church.

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2014-02-06 10:51:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACHS Job Shadowing: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 will be a busy day at ACHS - ACT testing, Tarter Gate Trip, and Job Shadowing all being utilized to help students become College and Career Ready.
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By Shamarie Claiborne, Media Publicity Coordinator
News from the Adair County School District

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 all students in the ACHS class of 2014 will have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing with a member of the community, taking an industry tour of Tarter Gate Company, or remaining at school for a panel of community speakers. On that same day all ACHS 11th grade students will be taking the ACT test to become college ready, all 10th grade students will be completing an ACT scrimmage test, and all 9th grade students at ACHS will be touring the Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center. It will be a very busy day on their journey to college and career readiness for all!

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2014-02-06 10:17:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Joyce Coomer: On Fencing. There is also an issue of money

'Everything dies eventually, and if trees have lived 50 years or longer with fencing attached to them, apparently using them as a support for a fence doesn't hurt them . . . From my observations through the years, trees used as fence posts have a much longer lifespan than those that are brutally mangled under the misguided theory of "saving" them, so we need to be complaining about extensive, unnecessary trimming of trees (which most often kills them because they are trimmed too much) and the unnecessary removal of trees for any reason, instead of complaining about someone using a tree as a fence post. ' - JOYCE COOMER
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By Joyce Coomer
Personal Commentary

There were trees on the farm where I grew up (and on many farms around) that had to be at least 75 to 100 years old or even older, judging from their girth, and that sometimes had three or four types of fencing attached to them; apparently putting holes in the trees (I never saw sap coming out of those holes in the spring time.) didn't bother these particular trees. Everything dies eventually, and if trees have lived 50 years or longer with fencing attached to them, apparently using them as a support for a fence doesn't hurt them.

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2014-02-06 09:52:47 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Some of the best news is in CM classifieds

Just got this one in - it's in a free category and doesn't hit the front page unless we find it very newsworthy. This one in CM Wanted, is we thought:
Wants Old Timey, School Type, Hand Cranked Pencil Sharpeners -I would like to know if there were any old pencil sharpener's sold in the stuff that was at the school. I like to write with pencil's and would like to have a couple of the hand crank type pencil sharpeners that used to be in the schools. I can be contacted at 270-634-2092. Thanks. --Maury Lewis
There are lots more very interesting items which are really news in CM Classifieds today. To find out how and how much to advertise see Rates & Terms . If you need help placing your classified, just call 270-250-2730 and we'll do our best to make it easy.

2014-02-06 09:45:35 | Comments | Printable version

Paul Patton preaching at Amandaville

Paul Patton will be preaching at the Amandaville Christian Church, 7379 Crocus Creek Road, Bakerton, KY on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 6pmCT. Everyone is invited to attend. - Paul Patton

2014-02-06 08:23:50 | Comments | Printable version

Wayne Armitage: Against trees for line fence posts

Comments re article 65099 Will continue to use trees as fence posts

By Wayne Armitage
Personal commentary

So let me get this straight: You put holes in the trees so that in the spring the sap will come out.

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2014-02-06 08:08:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Chief Justice Minton wants to fix broken Judicial Branch salaries

Chief Justice Minton discusses priorities for Judicial Branch budget before legislative committee. He says his priority is to address the Judicial Branch's broken salary structure, saying, "Years of neglect have left Judicial Branch salaries woefully behind those in the private sector and the Executive and Legislative branches of state government."
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By Jamie Neal, Public Information Specialist
for Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts

FRANKFORT, KY - Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. told a legislative committee this week that overhauling the Judicial Branch's broken salary structure is his top priority in the proposed Judicial Branch budget for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.

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2014-02-06 07:55:49 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, February 6, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 6, 2014:
One must remember --
everything that's worth having
will be some trouble.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 6 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 877, 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 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

2014-02-06 05:28:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair Countians asked to call friends about 1-hr delay today

Adair Co. School Superintendent Alan Reed writes
Buses will roll and school doors will open on a one hour delay today, Thursday, February 6, 2014. We are experiencing difficulties with our "One-Call" system today, so I'm asking those who see this message to call a parent and let them know, too.
Alan W. Reed, Superintendent Adair County Schools
1204 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728

2014-02-06 04:28:29 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 6
Happy Anniversary, Garnett and Geneva Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Irvin and Mary Claywell (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Olivia York (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Antle | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby D. Loy (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candice Diane Carter (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Lynn Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Mae Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mia Rayne Patrice Bailey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mildred Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noel Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noel Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Payton Barnes (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shayla Grace Cravens (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Morgan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vernon Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Ware Pyles, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Thompson, Nancy, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Evan Peavey, Casey Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Cundiff, Dunnville, KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cloma Faye Murphy, Casey County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie E. Luttrell, Windsor, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Hatfield (1923-2002) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTGO or NO GO - Cancellations and delays for THURSDAY, February 6, 2014
SCHOOL IN SESSION - Regular Schedule in this district: Campbellsville Independent.
SCHOOL IN SESSION - 1 hour delay, these districts: Adair County. Green County. ALSO: Adair Adult Education Centers, Columbia, KY GED, Work Ready classes start at 9:30amCT today.
NO SCHOOL - These Districts: Cumberland County. LaRue County. Marion County. Metcalfe County. Russell County. Taylor County
COLLEGE IN SESSION - Special times: WKU’s Elizabethtown/Fort Knox campus will open at 9amCT/10amET AND WKU’s Glasgow campus will open at 11amCT.
Stay tuned to FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 The Big Dawg, and watch for LARRY SMITH's latest weather related School Schedule Changes. | (ID:26670, 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:26623, 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. One (1) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fourteen (14) Court Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-six (36) 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. Five (5) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26669, Comment)
8:30amCTLake Cumberland Community Action/ assistance 8:30am-3pmCT
Adair Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:26370, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26461, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for xPatricia Simpson, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2014) | (ID:26653, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Lorene Roy Chapman, Casey County, KY (1917-2014) | (ID:26664, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for William (Red) Blakeman, Green County, KY (d. Feb. 3, 2014) | (ID:26657, Comment)
5:00pmCT Little League Signup at Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:26273, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26488, Comment)
KY Transportation Cabinet meeting on US 68 improvements. 5pm-7pmCT at Sulphur Well United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 1755 Sulphur Well-Knob Lick RD (Sulphur Well) Edmonton, KY 42129 | (ID:26674, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County 4-H Spurs Horse Club meeting
at the Adair Co. Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY. | (ID:26448, Comment)
LWC Women host Bluefield (VA)
at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26605, Comment)
6:30pmCT(Ad) Rook Night, each Thursday, at Liberty Road General Store and Deli
in the Village of Vester, (Adair Co.), 5097 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY 42728 | (ID:26553, Comment)


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