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ACSO investigates tow truck assisting tractor trailer accident

Incident at the intersection of Powell Road and Russell Springs Road, Adair Co., KY

By Adair County Deputy Adam Cravens

The Adair Sheriff's Office investigated an accident involving a private tow truck and tractor trailer which occurred at the intersection of Powell Road and Russell Springs Road, Monday afternoon, February 17, 2014.

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2014-02-17 18:07:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Golden Retriever puppies available

2014-02-17 - Russell County, KY - Photo By Jeanna Cochran. Golden RetrieversWe have 2 golden retriever puppy 8 weeks old; 1st shot; call Ronald 270-566-1931
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AC Fire Department responds to 2 separate grass fire calls

One on Campbellsville Road; second response finds no fire at E 80 & Rose LN
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By Donald Hare, Public Information Officer
Adair County Fire Department

The Adair County Fire Department responded to two separate grass fires on Monday afternoon, February 17, 2014:
4617 Campbellsville, property owned by Donnie Curry
The first one at 2:06pmCT, at 4617 Campbellsville Road, to property owned by Donnie Curry, to a grass and trash fire with about two acres of land damaged. There were 13 firemen on the scene for around 45 minutes.

No fire found at Rose Lane and East 80
The second fire occurred at 3:30pmCT on Monday to intersection of Rose Lane and East 80, when units arrived and searched area no fire found.
We would like to urge everyone, Even as wet as the grass is right now, that it is extremely dangerous to attempt to burn anything outside during these high wind days, a small fire can get out of control immediately.

2014-02-17 17:55:30 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Police arrest two men on manufacturing meth charges

By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Jason Cross, Chief

On 2-15-14 CPD officers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations on a white 1998 Toyota Camry operated by 43 year old Ronald W Gadberry of Columbia. As a result of the stop it was found that the driver and passenger were in possession of the components used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

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2014-02-17 17:47:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Center for Education/Workforce Statistics issues county profiles

Click on headline to see how CM Charts derived from the report showing rankings for 1) Percentage with Bachelor's Degrees, and 2) Percentages with High School Diplomas for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties, along with comparable State and National Averages

FRANKFORT, KY (Feb. 17, 2014) -- The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) today released the Kentucky County Profiles 2014-15. The report is a comprehensive collection of the most current economic, social, education and employment data available about each of Kentucky's 120 counties, as well as breakouts of each of the state's Area Development Districts, Workforce Investment Areas, Appalachian and Non-Appalachian regions

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2014-02-17 16:19:11 | Comments | Printable version

The ACMS Site Based Council meets Feb. 18, 2014

The ACMS SBDM council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 3:30pmCT, at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. Alma I. Rich, Adair County Middle School Principal

2014-02-17 15:33:13 | Comments | Printable version

E-Books class this evening at Adair County Public Library

The Adair County Public Library will be having a class on digital books this afternoon, Monday, February 17, 2014, from 5pm until 6:30pmCT. If anyone is interested in knowing how to download ebooks onto their kindle, nook, iPad, etc., please call the library at 270-384-2472 to sign up. The library is located at 307 Greensburg Street --Lee Ann Jessee

2014-02-17 15:26:04 | Comments | Printable version

Family needs help following disastrous fire

Due to a house fire, Saturday night Sheila Pendleton, who works at Lindsey Wilson College, and her son, Michael Dial, who works at Hancock Tire, lost their home at 4298 Pelham Branch Road, Columbia, KY, and all the contents. Donations for the family, such as clothes, household items, furniture, or monetary donations may be dropped off at Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 1, Columbia KY, during normal business hours. For additional information you may contact: Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office 270-384-4703.

Clothes sizes are as follows:
  • Sheila's: Pants, 6 or 8; Tops, medium; shoes, 8.5
  • Michael's: Pants,36x34; Shirts, xxxlarge
All donations will be greatly appreciated and very much needed. - Lisa Greer and Jerri Nixon

2014-02-17 15:21:52 | Comments | Printable version

Dave Burton: Would love to see Knifley busineses of the 30s

Knifley of years past

Dave Burton writes:

Ed, I was talking to my Dad last night about the gas line explosion in Knifley, and we got onto the subject of what Knifley was like when he was boy growing up down there in the very early 30s. He mentioned his father managed a poultry plant there, and that there were also two restaurants, and even a movie house. Would love to know if any of the readers have any old pictures or information on any of these facilities. Thanks!! --Dave Burton

2014-02-17 11:52:09 | Comments | Printable version

Rep. Ed Whitfield at Knifley Fire Department Today at 8amCT

The conference will be at the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department, 6130 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY. Mr. Whitfield will begin Monday's itinerary starting from Columbia to Knifley for first hand assessment of the Knifley Pipeline Explosion situation and challenges left for community; then back to Columbia for talk at Lindsey Wilson, and from there to Russell Springs for lunch, meetings with Russell County officials at the Russell County Jail, followed by a visit to Wolf Creek Dam

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-1) will be in Knifley, KY, at 8amCT, Monday, February 17, 2014, to get a personal update on the challenges facing the community following the natural gas pipeline explosion last week.

The meeting will be at the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department, 6130 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY. (Previously announced as at a large tent set up by Columbia Gas Transmission near KY 76/Elkhorn Road, approximately .6 miles west of the crossroads of KY 76 and KY 551 in Knifley). Congressman Whitfield is here primarily to access the scope of the disaster and to hear from constituents in the area affected by the explosion, Adair County Judge Ann Melton said.

The Knifley event precedes an itinerary established before pipeline explosion occurred. That schedule includes the following stops:

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2014-02-17 05:21:01 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, February 17, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 17, 2014:
Though we love them all,
yet we will always love best
the ones who need us.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 17 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 888, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 16, 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

2014-02-17 03:28:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Says underpass to KY 80 still in use at time of explosion

Comments re article 65357 Larry Walker details fatality gas explosion in Columbia KY Lee Ann Sullivan writes:
Ed, I think the underpass off KY 80 was still in use at the time Mr. Webb was killed in this home explosion. I remember my Dad talking that he had just left the station going home. It was a very short time when he heard the explosion and went to the scene. - Lee Ann Sullivan
Thanks, Lee Ann Sullivan: Interesting: the term "underpass" and I take you mean, "tunnel." That's what I remember, and wondered by it was ever taken out when it was so badly needed to this day and when there are tunnels to wilderness elsewhere. Others say there wasn't a tunnel, just a construction cut. Does anyone know for sure? - EW

2014-02-17 01:49:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Breeding Fire Department Pancake Breakfast is March 8, 2014

The Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday March 8, 2014. We will begin serving at 6:30amCT and continuing until 9:30amCT. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. The Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department is located at 290 Fire Department Lane in Breeding, KY. - Brandon Harvey

2014-02-17 01:15:22 | Comments | Printable version

Alicia Bosela will give class on native plants at Adair Garden Club

Class will be taught at Adair Extension Office at 1pmCT, Thursday, February 27, 2014.
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By Donna Jones

The Adair County Garden Club would like to invite everyone to join us for our monthly meeting. We are excited about this meeting as Alicia Bosela will be teaching us about Native Plants, at 1pmCT, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Adair County Extension Office 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, Kentucky

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2014-02-17 01:02:36 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 17
Happy Birthday, Addison Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brianna Bertram | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briar McVay (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooke Harmon (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caitlyn Grace Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Casey Bennett (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dakota L Stotts (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dale Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Dunn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deborah Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Delores J. Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fran Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Stotts (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Lee Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Buck of Browning-Pike | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Buck of Browning-Pike (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Curry (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Slaven | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Westmoreland | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willis Benningfield, Elkhorn, KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Grant McCloud (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Randy Simpson, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara J. Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1943-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Pearl McGowan, Russell Co., KY (1923-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jenny Lynn Coffey, Russell Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Overstreet, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Casey Adam Bennett, Adair Co., KY (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Leon Hines, Casey County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grethan Wethington, 89, Columbia, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reebie Humphrey, Marrowbone, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colleen Meece Foley, Russell County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Humphress, Adair County, KY (1962-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Gale Ashbrook, Adair County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alva Mae Morrison, 96, Green Co., KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Wethington, Taylor Co., KY (1976-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geraldine (Lawson) Brewer, 72, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Cheatham, 59, Adair Co., KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Lee Stapp, 70, Russell County, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bettie Marie Black, Russell County, KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Genia Fay Sherrill, Taylor Co., KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Daniel Peavley, 74, Hustonville, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norene Klein, 90, Knifley, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Ann Humphrey, Adair Co., KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Melvin Broussard, Jr., Taylor Co., KY/Calcasieu Parish, LA native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Woody Gosser , 74, Russell County, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edwin Murphy, Casey County, KY (1923-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Harmon Pendleton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen Atwell, Green County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, February 17, 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:26593, Comment)
5:00amCTThe Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is February 14-17, 2014 | (ID:25332, Comment)
President's Day Federal Holiday | (ID:26685, 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:26631, 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: Eleven) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-six (36) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Thirty-nine (39) 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. Fifty (50) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three Hundred Forty-Three (343) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Thirty-three (33) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26801, Comment)
Rep. Ed Whitfield at Knifley, for assessment of the Knifley Pipeline Explosion
Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department, 6130 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY. | (ID:26786, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Robert E. (Bob) Story, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) | (ID:26782, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26472, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Linda Dale Sneed, Taylor Co., KY (1955 - 2014) | (ID:26784, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Stanley A. Murphy, Adair County, KY (1937-2014) | (ID:26783, Comment)
3:00pmCTLWC offers free Tax Preparation service to area residents. 3pm-5pmCT
J.L. Turner Leadership Center-Room 108, 100 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:26709, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26500, Comment)
E-Books class this evening at library - 5pm-6:30pmCT
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:26802, Comment)
6:00pmCTCenter of Kentucky Home Horticulture Series in Jan.-Feb., 2014 (7-class schedule)
The Backyard Orchard with Dr. John Strang, U.K. Fruit Crops. at at Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:25912, Comment)
6:30pmCT Ron Long, AYDC Director, will speak to Westlake Hospital Auxiliary
Board Room, Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26785, Comment)


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