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Kathy Tucker: a heartfelt thank you

By Kathy Tucker

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over. - James Boswell
To each and every one that has made our hearts run over with your acts of kindness this past week, please know we are eternally grateful. We cannot begin to mention everyone by name, but please know we know who you are.

A tragedy can either make or break you. I have decided this is not going to break me. I and my family have too much to be thankful for.

We were blessed by the Good Lord sparing our lives and the lives of our neighbors and friends. We are continuing to be blessed by the Lord and the kindness of every one.

Again, thank you to each and every one. May God bless you as richly, as he has us.

- Kathy Tucker and Family

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Election 2014: Justin Claywell for Sheriff of Adair Co., KY

2014-02-22 - Columbia, KY - Photo from candidate.

To the citizens of Adair County:

Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself. I am Justin Claywell and I am running for Sheriff of Adair County, on the Republican ticket. I am the son of Ralph and the late Judy Claywell. I am a lifelong resident of Adair County. I am a father of three daughters, Ashley Burns, Kristy Claywell, and Jenna Claywell, and a grandfather to Chloe Lanz, who all call Adair County their home. I attended school here and graduated from Adair County High School before joining the military. I attend Columbia First Church of the Nazarene.

My reason for running for Sheriff of Adair County is to provide the citizens with an experienced and seasoned candidate who truly cares for their well being. My life experiences have provided me with unique qualifications suited to the office of Sheriff. I spent three years in the military service stationed in Hawaii serving with the Tactical Military Police. During my time in the military I spent 16 weeks in intensive training to learn the uniform code of military justice. I was awarded the Humanitarian Serviceman's Award for rendering aid to the population of Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands and numerous letters of recommendation.

After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, I returned to Adair County and have spent the last 29 years serving in local law enforcement agencies as well as working as a supervisor at the Adair County 911 Center. During this time my skill set has been enhanced through 3000 plus advanced training hour through the Police Academy in Richmond, KY. These courses have included specialized training in various elements of law enforcement training, to include criminal and accident investigations, the Kentucky laws, the use of less lethal weaponry, weapons tactics, and applications of the laws. I have also been hazmat trained for Methamphetamine cleanup. I consider ongoing training to be a part of my responsibility in order to better serve the citizens of Adair County.

My short and long term goals include establishing a rapport with each community in the county by meeting with community leaders and magistrates in order to better understand their unique challenges and to develop innovative solutions for each. I want to ensure that each deputy receives the proper training in order to better equip him/her to meet the needs of each citizen. I will ensure that each deputy does a thorough investigation into each crime or accident which occurs, and to ensure that each deputy properly responds as promptly and efficiently as possible to each call received. In addition, I will strive to improve communication and trustworthiness between the community and Sheriff's office.

I do want to stress that I think it would be beneficial to keep the existing academy trained deputies,as well as current office staff. And if elected I do want to point out that I will be the first academy trained law enforcement official as sheriff in Adair County. It is my promise that I will keep my training up-to-date to better serve the citizens. As a veteran I am a strong supporter of the U.S. Constitution and Kentucky Constitution. I have a unique insight into the defense of the Constitution of the U.S. and Kentucky. If elected I will proudly add my name to the list of Sheriff's across this nation who have pledged to uphold the Constitution.

For the next several weeks it is my intent to meet with as many people as possible. For those I miss, I humbly request your support and consideration. Thank you.


- Justin Claywell Paid for by the candidate, Justin Claywell

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The Rev. Clarence Lee Bertram, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2014)

He was a native of Wayne County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County at the time of his death. He received his education at Lindsey Wilson College, Eastern University and Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a retired elder in full connection of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church in Wayne, Pulaski, Russell, Cumberland, Washington, Green and Taylor Counties for a total of 53 years. Thirty-six of those years were spent as pastor of United Methodist Churches in Taylor County. At the time of his death, he attended Spurlington United Methodist Church. His wife of 56 years, Mary Ella Cooper Bertram survives. He leaves 6 direct living descendants.
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The Reverend Clarence Lee Bertram of Campbellsville, Kentucky and native of Wayne County, Kentucky, went to be with his Lord February 20, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Todd Love, Rev. Lawrence Brockman, Jr.and Rev. Robert Morris. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.

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2014-02-22 12:08:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mrs. Geraldine Laverne Winchester, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2014)

She was a native of Bucks County, PA and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of her death. She leaves 6 direct living descendants
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Mrs. Geraldine Laverne Winchester, 69, of Campbellsville, KY, passed away on February 20, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be private.

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2014-02-22 11:41:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Colby Pickett loved people and he loved to talk

Donna Pickett Jones writes to Ralph Roy Waggener:
Ralph, thanks so much for your comments about my dad, Colby Pickett. He loved people and he loved to talk . . . the more people around, the more people he could tease and make up tall tales about. You were one of his favorite targets :). Such precious memories. - Donna Pickett Jones
Comments re article 65475 Visits When we were all a community by Ralph Roy Waggener

2014-02-22 11:28:06 | Comments | Printable version

Demaree Richards and crew were epitome of professionalism

Mr. Richards and his crew built all the new buildings in the administration of President V.P. Henry

Martha Berry writes:
Ed, Demaree Richards built all the new buildings on campus while my Dad was President. That included the President's Home, the house next door that was built as an resident apartment home for teachers and faculty, the smallish building next to the Turner Building. I am not sure of the others. Demaree and his crew, all local men, were a fixture on the campus for several years and did a magnificent job of construction. In their bib overalls or coveralls, they were the epitome of professionalism. - Martha Berry
Comments re article 65488 Richards Bros visit LWC Presidents home built by their father story and photos by Duane Bonifer

2014-02-22 10:46:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Mr. Paul Eugene Johnson, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1933-2013)

Mr. Johnson was a loving and caring man. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War before returning home to begin a career as a truck driver. He was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville
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Mr. Paul Eugene Johnson, Sr. 81, of Campbellsville, KY, passed away at his home on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Visitation for Mr. Paul Eugene Johnson, Sr. will be held 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. A funeral mass will be conducted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 429 N. Central Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.

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2014-02-22 10:29:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Evelyn Jeffries Brockman, Adair County, KY (1923-2014)

She was a native of Adair County, KY and a resident of Lake Jackson, TX, at the time of her death. She was the widow of the late Gaspard Brockman, with whom she owned and operated Columbia General Appliance on the Square in Downtown Columbia for many decades. She was known as a hard worker and an avid outdoor person. He loved fishing, walking and enjoying the sunshine. She loved dogs and always had a dog by her side. She is warmly remembered in Adair County.
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Evelyn Brockman, 90, passed away February 14, 2014, with family by her side in Lake Jackson, Texas. Services will be held at Shiloh Cemetery at a future date.

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2014-02-22 10:06:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Heart touching: When we were all a community

Sue Pickett Grant writes:
Thank you Ralph! Yes, he (the late Colby Pickett - CM) was the grand communicator. He loved you, Glenda and your family, as does mom. This really touched my heart this morning. We miss him so much. Mom still worries when a new neighbor moves in on her street if she's not able to go and visit. - Sue Pickett Grant
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2014-02-22 08:08:00 | Comments | Printable version

Jones Chapel UMC to hold old fashioned pie supper, auction

There will be an Old Fashioned Pie Supper and Auction hosted by Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, Saturday April 12, 2014, with doors open at 3pmCT, auction at 5pmCT, at the Jim Blair Community Recreation Center, 801 Hudson Street Columbia, KY. Everyone is welcome for the cake walks, food, and auction. All proceeds will benefit the church building fund. - Terry Partin

2014-02-22 08:01:41 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear orders flags to half-staff, today, Feb. 22, 2014

Tribute honors Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, KY, died February 10, 2014, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, KY Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, February 22, 2014, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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2014-02-22 07:10:42 | Comments | Printable version

Richards Bros. visit LWC President's home built by their father

Demaree Richards was hired by then-LWC President V.P. Henry to build the residence in 1950. It has been home to six LWC presidents and their family members. It was renovated and expanded five years ago, and named in honor of longtime college supporter Emily Hundley of Louisville, KY
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - (February 21, 2014) The descendants of the person who built the Lindsey Wilson College Emily Hundley President's Home visited their father's work Friday.

Jim and Kentucky state Rep. Jody Richards, both of Bowling Green, KY, received a tour of the 64-year-old residence from LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. and his wife, Elise.

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2014-02-22 05:39:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Metcalfe shares in KY Agricultural Development Funds awards

Metcalfe County receives $32,885 for its shared use equipment program, designed to benefit a high number of producters who cannot justify ownership associated with certain equipment.

By Sandra Gardner

FRANKFORT, KY (February 21, 2014) - Today the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $762,927 for nine agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its February board meeting at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

County investments approved included:

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2014-02-22 04:06:52 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville U chapel hosts Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley

'Those who make the most impact in this world, the history makers, learn not to focus on the liabilities, but on the assets. If we focus on what we don't have, we can't focus on what we do have.' - DR. DAVID GOATLEY
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By Kevin Thomas
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY- Dr. David Goatley, executive secretary-treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, and former pastor of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, talked of "Windstorms and Black History" during a presentation at Campbellsville University's chapel February 12, 2014.

Goatley explained his topic, saying, "Being black in America is something like living in windstorms, you can't see what is hindering your progress, but you can feel it and feel the results."

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2014-02-22 03:52:39 | Comments | Printable version

Spots beauty behind bomb scene

Comments re photo 53670 Bomb threat scene Columbia KY 125pmCT

Rickie Williams writes:
Could the sky in the background of that photo have been a prettier color of blue???

Absolutely gorgeous and I am trapped inside sick as a dog.

- Rickie Williams
Thanks, Rickie Williams - I think I speak for all our readers hoping you are well soon. Fortunately for you though, recovery should come soon if you are recuperating at home, in the best spot in the neighborhood Edwin Taylor has rightfully dubbed, "The Best Kept Secret in Columbia, KY," the Jones-Wright Addition. - EW

2014-02-22 03:39:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

(Ad) Miss Bella is missing and family wants her back

Thursday morning, February 20, 2014, Miss Bella, a black lab, rode to the the Liberty Road Store on KY 206 in Adair County with her owner. He was only in the store a few minutes & when he came out Miss Bella was missing. She is black & has on a camouflage collar. She answers to Bella & is a friendly dog. If anyone has seen her or knows her whereabouts please contact me at 270-634-4400. Her family would like to find her and bring her home. - Jane Smith

2014-02-22 03:13:33 | Comments | Printable version

Lindsey Wilson Wrestling competes at NAIA East

NAIA No. 6 Lindsey Wilson Wrestling competes at NAIA East Qualifier at 9amCT, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Life (GA), 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA. Charles Balcom, Lindsey Wilson College

2014-02-22 03:07:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Lindsey Wilson Men's Tennis falls to Eastern Kentucky 4-3

Blue Raiders battled from behind but fell just short in the final singles matchup

Next: The Blue Raiders host Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) on March 1, 2014 at 12pmCT at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 401 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Charles Balcom

RICHMOND, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College men's tennis team fell to NCAA Division I opponent Eastern Kentucky University in a tightly-contested match Friday evening, February 21, 2014.

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2014-02-22 02:59:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Indians defeat Hart County 56-46

Adair County led by Melton with 19 points, with Fudge adding 13, Hutchison 9, Bennett 9, Pooler 4, and Shelley 2.

Special to

After a cold shooting first half that saw the Indians shoot 27% from the field, Adair warmed up and shot 56% in the second half turning a 2 point halftime deficit into a 56-46 victory. The Indians were also hot from the charity stripe connecting on 14 out of 15 from the line in the second half. The win improved the Indians to 16-12 while the Raiders fell to 8-17.

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2014-02-22 02:48:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SATURDAY with CM, February 22, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 22, 2014:
Dealing with people,
there are always exceptions
to every known rule.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 22 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 893, 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

2014-02-22 02:42:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 22
George Washington's Birthday (1732-1799) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, David and Betty Burris (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Tooley (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deborah Jean Hensley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Pollard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Burton (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Raelyn Sanders (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard D. Piercy (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sgt. Robbie Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Spencer (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Martin, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William R. Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela York | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde "Joe" Streeval, Casey Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Washington Cox, Merrimac, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen Page, Adair Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Hayse Spears, Cumberland Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Pierce, Russell Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Ormal Wilson, Adair Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry P. Marr, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claude Willis Shaw, Edmonton, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Roy, Russell Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Earles, Casey Co., KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonita Faye Janes, Adair County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Evelyn Pollard, Adair County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reva Adise Bell, 80, Russell County, KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Gaye Goodin, Russell County, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Bradshaw, Adair County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Gillis Upchurch, Adair County, KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Grider, 84, Russell County, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Billy) Glover, Russell Co., KY (1957-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rethel Proxedia Owens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nelda Virginia Cash, 81, Burkesville, KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Effie Burton Grider (1896-1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyman Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teri Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:26636, Comment)
8:00amCTLindsey Wilson Cycling Road Race Time Trials
starts at Kelleyville Church, 77 Kellyville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:26843, Comment)
9:00amCT3d Archery Shoot at Adair Co. Sportsmen's Club - Adair Co. Sportmen's Club, 130 Sportsman Club Road (use our new entrance across from Majestic Yachts), Columbia, KY | (ID:26787, Comment)
Final sign-ups for Adair Co. Little League Baseball/Softball 9am-12pmCT
at Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY 42728. | (ID:26790, Comment)
Lindsey Wilson Wrestling competes at NAIA East
at Life (GA), 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA. | (ID:26850, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Ollie J. Robertson, Russell Co., KY (1920-2013) | (ID:26838, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26477, Comment)
Pageant to raise money for A Hero at Heart and KODA, Russell Springs | (ID:26822, Comment)
Lindsey Wilson Cycling Road Races
starts at Purdy Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:26844, Comment)
12:30pmCTTIGER PLUNGE: CU invites all to run through the fountain for good causes
Friends & Alumni Plaza, 301 N Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:26643, Comment)
3:00pmCTCelebration of Life at Saloma Baptist Church for Elenoria Mae Light, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (ID:26797, Comment)
Lindsey Wilson College Men's Basketball at Cumberlands
at O. Wayne Rollins Center, 1 Maple Street, Williamsburg, KY | (ID:26840, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26505, Comment)
9:00pmCTPicketts Chapel United Methodist Church Ham Supper (Donations only Event)
3047 Portland RD (Milltown Community), Columbia, Adair Co,, KY | (ID:26733, Comment)


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