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Harry Norris, Cumberland County, KY, (1951-2014)

He was a native of Cumberland County and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Charlie and Jewell Bean Norris. He leaves 8 direct and one step living descendant. He was a longtime truck driver and machine operator
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Harry Norris age 62 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville, KY.

Funeral service will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Burkesville Cemetery, N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family requests visitation from 4pmCT until 9pmCT,Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

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2014-02-19 17:38:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Coach James Turner now has 200 wins

2014-02-19 - ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co School District.
Coach Turner
doing his thing during a recent home game. - Shamarie Claiborne, Media Promotion Director, Adair County, School District

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Coach Fudge, Coach Turner reach 200th wins mark in Feb. 2014

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By Shamarie Claiborne, Media Promotions Director
Adair County School District

Not only did Coach Mark Fudge and Coach James Turner play high school ball together but they both reached their 200th game wins during February 2014.

Coach Turner was the first on February 8, 2014, during the Lady Indians home game against Central Hardin.

Then this past Friday night February 14, 2014, during the Adair County High School Boys away game at Russell County, Coach Fudge did the same.

Our district is blessed to have two great coaches and teachers within our district! It is an honor few coaches can say they have reached. Congratulations, gentleman, on reaching this coaching milestone together! - Shamarie Claiborne, Media Promotion Director, Adair County, School District

2014-02-19 16:36:43 | Comments | Printable version

Jane McKinley, Russell Co., KY (1927-2014)

She was a native of Baton Rouge, LA, and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of her death. She was a member of a highly regarded Russell County, KY, family, the daughter of the late Ward and Myrtle Farr Hammond, and the widow of Ethard McKinley, one time band director at Adair County High School. She leaves 4 direct living descendants. She was a medical transcriber
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Jane McKinley, 86, of Russell Springs, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Wayne County Hospital in Monticello, KY.

Graveside service for Jane McKinley will be 11:30amCT, Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Russell Springs City Cemetery with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating. Friends may call after 11amCT, Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY. Burial will be in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

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2014-02-19 16:08:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Arkansas traveler: Wide load biggest Tonka Toy I've ever seen

Rickie Williams writes:
That is bar none the biggest Tonka Toy I have ever seen!

Thanks for getting the man to send a picture.

- Rickie Williams
Comments re photo 53637 Wide load nearing Tennessee River Western KY

2014-02-19 14:47:24 | Comments | Printable version

Pre-Trial Date set for Cinda Meyer on April 22, 2014

Motion for dismissal overruled by Judge Judy Vance. Former Westlake Regional Hospital employees face dates in court: Cinda Meyer pre-trial is April 22, 2014. Betsy Dugeon trial is set for March 6, 2014

Adair County Circuit Judge Judy Vance has overruled a motion to dismiss charges against Cinda Lee Meyer, and has set a pre-trial date of April 22, 2014. The ruling followed a hearing February 18, 2014, in Adair Circuit Court. Meyer is represented by Attorney Christy Trout. Meyer has entered a plea of not guilty

Meyer is a former Assistant Administrator of Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY, during in the tenure of Rusty Tungate. Meyer was 57 years old when she was arrested on July 30, 2013, by Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations.

A related case, involving Betsy Dudgeon - 50 years old at the time of her arrest July 23, 2013, a sister of former WRH Administrator Rusty Tungate and also a former employee of Westlake Regional Hospital - has been set for a jury trial in Adair County Circuit Court for 9amCT, March 6, 2014. Dudgeon has also pled not guilty. She is represented by Attorney Phillip George, Lebanon, KY.

Charges are merely accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

2014-02-19 14:32:03 | Comments | Printable version

Four-part Job Club series begins at ACHS

Melody Haynes of Lake Cumberland Area Development Center is instructor
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By Shamarie Claiborne, Media Publicity Coordinator
Adair County, KY, School District

Students in Mrs. Held, Mrs. Staten, and Mr. Ballou's English classes at Adair County High School yesterday started a four part job club series with Mrs. Melody Haynes from the Lake Cumberland Area Development District (LCADD).

Mrs. Haynes discussed services available at the Kentucky Career Center housed at 969 Campbellsville Road here in Columbia. She enlightened students on how to increase their chances of obtaining a job with a well planned resume by using tools such as Focus Career. You can learn more about Focus Career at In the coming weeks students will be learning about dressing for success, more detailed information on resume writing, and be visited by an HR Director. If you are interested in learning more about Education and workforce statistics in Adair County you can go to PDF.

- Shamarie Claiborne

2014-02-19 13:56:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACPC Site Council meets Feb. 20, 2014 at 5:30pmCT

The Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY, will meet at 5pmCT on Thursday, February 20, 2014, in the school's conference room. The meeting will then move to the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room at 6:30pmCT, as the council presents the status of the school to the Adair County Board of Education. Members of the council are Patty Jones, Chairperson, Pam Geisselhardt, Sarah Burton, Pam Cundiff, Darlene Campbell, Ashley Curry, Jennifer Nuntavong, and Kristi Taylor. The meeting is open to the public. - Patty Jones, Principal

2014-02-19 13:36:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Traffic stop intercepts a large amount of suspected meth

From Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Kentucky State Police
Region 2, Louisville, KY

At approximly 8pmET on Monday, Febuary 17, 2007, Officer Jared Newberry stopped a Freightliner for a traffic violation near the 21 mile point on the Watterson Expressway. Inside the cab of the tractor a black duffle bag was found and more than 115 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine was located. Several forms of the suspected drug were found including rock, liquid, and powder; with an estimated street value of $30,000 dollars. The vehicle was enroute from New York and bound for Laredo Texas. KY State Police were assisted by Louisville Metro Police K-9 and LMPD Traffic Division. The case is currently under investigation by Officer Jared Newberry.

2014-02-19 10:26:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Iva Sharp, Adair County, KY (1941-2014)

Iva was a member of Trinity United Methodist and house wife. She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family, the daugher of the late Rev. Frank Dallas & Minnie Marshall Furkin. She was born in Adair County and was a a resident of Fairplay, Adair County, at the time of her death. Her husband, Charles Sharp, survives. She leaves 10 direct living descendants
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Iva Sharp age 73 years of Fairplay Road Columbia, Ky. passed away Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 10:52amCT, at her home.

Funeral service will be Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. William R. Davenport & Rev. Steve Pescosolido the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, February 21, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-02-19 10:14:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Shelby Mattingly wins Campbellsville U Valentine Pageant

Valentine Queen is traditionally Campbellsville University's Mountain Laurel Festival Candidate; should Queen Shelby Mattingly not be able to attend, runner up Jessica Tinsley is next in line to represent school.
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By Candice Boone
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Shelby Mattingly squealed and waved her hands in excitement as the shimmering crown was placed on her head making her Campbellsville University's 2014 Valentine Queen.

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2014-02-19 09:40:12 | Comments | Printable version

Book club at AC Library discussing: Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

By Ernestine Bennett

"Have You Finished It Yet Book Club?" meets at 4:30pmCT, Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Adair County Public Library 307 Greensburg St. Columbia, Kentucky 42728. This month we are discussing the book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. For more information or questions call the library at 280-384-2472 and ask for Ernie or Lee Ann --Ernestine Bennett

2014-02-19 08:59:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Epicurean Kentuckian: Quick critique from Gadberry connoisseur

Culinary & Social Commentary

Charles Marshburn writes:
Some of us look forward to your restaurant reviews. I am going back to Brothers in Campbellsville on Friday. Does that tell you anything? -Charles Marshburn
PS - Common courtesy that I have not heard in Adair County - "Do you mind if I smoke"? - Charles Marshburn

PSS - Brothers is on Main Street in Campbellsville, KY east down the block across the the street from Larry Smith on the air in the Big Dawg, 99.9 FM radio station.

2014-02-19 08:49:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Does anybody else care? It's just the biggest show in KY today

About: U.S. 68/LBN Pkwy interchange groundbreaking at Edmonton

Does anybody else out there care about the biggest show moving across Kentucky since the Happy Chandler campaign of 1953? We know that Eye-on-the-News Russ Walker does. I do and so have others with perpetual nine-year-old minds fascinated with nuggets of information. Professor Rickie Williams up on Lindsey Hill is concerned that CM has not dispatched a journalist to find out where that mammoth boiler is . . . (at).

The oversized boiler is taking selected super roads in Kentucky so as to not knock out a bridge or overpass as it zig zags and meanders. We're needing a photo if anyone will share it. If not, we may have to mount an expedition to some distant, faraway place like Bardstown or Greater Willisburg and nap the contraption with a cell phone. - ED

2014-02-19 08:10:27 | Comments | Printable version

Indians fall to Bardstown 60-48

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The Adair County Indians fell behind 19-4 in the first period and were unable to get over the hump falling 60-48 to the Tigers, at Adair County High School Gym, Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The win improved the Bardstown Tigers to 20-6 while the Indians fell to 15-12.

The Indians rallied in the second period pulling to within 26-21 before trailing 31-21 at halftime. Bardstown pulled ahead 42-29 after three periods. The Tribe cut the Tigers lead to six points with 2:35 remaining but could get no closer.

Freshman forward Chance Melton paced the Indians with 18 points while senior point guard Matt Fudge scored 14 points. Rounding out the scoring were Zach Hutchison 8, Ty Bennett 4, and Jacob Pooler 4 points. Pooler and Hutchison pulled down 4 rebounds each while Hutchison and Fudge dished out 3 assists.

2014-02-19 02:03:20 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Baseball uses final at bat to beat Union 12-9

Next - Lindsey Wilson Baseball hosts Bethel (IN) at 2pmCT on Friday, February 21, 2014, at Lindsey Wilson Sports Parks, Egnew baseball field, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY in their home opener

News from Lindsey Wilson College

BARBOURVILLE, KY - A six-run ninth inning propelled the No. 15-ranked Lindsey Wilson baseball team to a 12-9 win over host Union (KY) Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Union College's Jerry W. Carey Stadium. The Blue Raiders sent 12 batters to the plate in the final inning to erase a 9-6 deficit and end a modest two-game slide. Lindsey Wilson improves to 5-6 on the season with the win while Union slips to 7-4.

2014-02-19 01:25:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, Wednesday with CM, February 19, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 19, 2014:
The mischievous think
that when you have been punished,
you need not repent.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 19 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 890, 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

2014-02-19 01:12:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 19
Happy Birthday, Anna Mary Alley (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Annamarie Day | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cassie Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Renee Denton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Cole | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeffery Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Paige Keith (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Jeffries | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Greer (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pen Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Butler (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammie Jo Sandusky (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avis Withers (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Cloyd Lacy, Russell Springs, KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dean Pyles, 51, Adair Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colleen Spillman Franklin, Columbia, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Euna Vandree Lewis Sullivan, Green Co., KY, native of Adair Co. (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence Aldrighetti, Adair Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Hadley, Adair Co., KY native (1952 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vitus (Jack) Goodin, Adair County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roseann Shoaf Carman, Casey County, KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard Hadley, Russell County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harlan (Buster) Sparks, Campbellsville, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betsy Ann Cottrell, Taylor County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Carman, Casey County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Eleanor McComas, 95, Cumberland Co., KY (1918-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve E. Wilson, Taylor County, KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Clay Glover, Liberty, KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Lyle (Sugar Bear) Hunter, Burkesville., KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bula Nadine Johnson, Elkhorn, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Anne Hall Burress, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Haley Pearl Thrasher, 94, Cumberland Co., KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Marie Richerson Shawen, 82, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laris (Ray) Parton age 75, Casey Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Mae Flanagan, 87, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Luttrell, Adair County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dottie Braun, Russell County, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine Graham Nelson, 84, Green Co., KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Cooper Kinnett, 88, Jamestown, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Sue Ball, Edmonton, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary H. Gann, 70, Russell County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joann May, 81, Burkesville, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susie Mae Harmon, 67, Casey County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nona Mae Jeffries, 83, Savoyard, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walta Miller, Green County, KY (1945-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herby (Kirby) Bell | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 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:26595, 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:26633, 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. Fifty-six (56) Court Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-five (25)Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Eighty-four (84) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:26826, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:26541, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:26545, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Jody Blond Underwood, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (ID:26798, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26474, 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:26719, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:26549, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26502, Comment)


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