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Praise Assembly Food Pantry closed today, March 4, 2014

Praise Assembly Hope Center Food Pantry, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY will be closed, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, due to road/weather conditions. Thanks, Ann Burton Murphy

2014-03-03 23:51:55 | Comments | Printable version

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Election 2014: Sara Beth Gregory for State Senator

2014-03-03 - Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue Loop, Frankfort, KY - Photo Campaign Photo.

To the Voters of the 16th Senatorial District

Senator Sara Beth Gregory is seeking re-election in the 16th Senatorial District which includes Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties. Gregory was first elected to the State Senate in December 2012. Prior to that, she served one term in Kentucky's House of Representatives.

In her capacity as State Senator, Gregory will continue to work on a wide range of issues, such as promoting job creation, fighting against illegal drugs, and working to improve roads and infrastructure in the district. Senator Gregory will also continue working to protect our conservative values. She is 100% pro-life, opposed to expanded gambling, strongly supports the right to bear arms, supports traditional marriage, and has cast numerous votes opposing the implementation of Obamacare.

In addition to serving in the Senate, Gregory currently works as an associate attorney with the Carroll & Turner law firm in Monticello. She attended the University of Kentucky as a National Merit Scholar and graduated summa cum laude. She then attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Kentucky Law Journal and also graduated summa cum laude. After graduating from law school, she worked a one-year term as a law clerk for Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Senator Gregory's parents are Conley and Joanna Gregory, who have owned and operated Conley H. Gregory Construction in Monticello for over thirty years. Gregory is a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello, serves on the Center for Rural Development Full Board, the Republican Party of Kentucky Executive Committee, the McConnell Center Board of Advisors, the Wayne County Fair & Horse Show Board, and is a member of the Monticello Kiwanis Club.

For more information, please visit:

Paid for by the candidate, Sara Beth Gregory, PO Box 1835, Monticello, KY 42633

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State and County road crews doing great work

By Victoria Pike

The state and county road crews are still out trying to clear the Walmart area of ice and snow. They have certainly had their work cut out for them for the last 24 hours. These fellows need some kind of recognition for all their hard work this winter.

I was able to make it to the mill to get the calves a load of feed this morning thanks to all their hard work. The girls send a special moooo to all who made their breakfast possible.

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2014-03-03 18:39:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Bill Troutwine story sparks memories of Bear Tooth Pass

And great steaks in Montana

Mary Ann Brown writes:
Red Lodge one of the places that I have truly enjoyed visiting and only got to go there twice, but the drive up and over Bear Tooth Pass was well worth it. Just wish I could go back one more time before I leave this ole world. One of the best steaks I ever ate was at a small cafe right on the main street, can't recall the name! Cook City on Bear Tooth Pass is like one of those towns on the western shows but I haven't been there since 1995. --Mary Ann Brown
Comments re article 65722 A Montana Story The Day Hell Froze over

2014-03-03 17:53:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Bill Troutwine

(Ad) Burton's Garbage will not run Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Burton's Garbage will not be running on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. We will pick up for both weeks next Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Pam Burton

2014-03-03 17:03:26 | Comments | Printable version

Kyle Mann, Columbia, KY, wins awards at Celebration of the Arts

Adair Countian wins 1st Place with drawing, 3rd with sculpture. He was a student of Henrietta Scott and Debra Wimmer, and is the son of Brenda & Gary Mann of Columbia, KY. Work is on display at the Kentucky Museum through April 5, 2014
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Special to

Kyle Mann, a biochemistry major at Western Kentucky University took 1st place in the 2014 Celebration of the Arts, Amateur Art on Paper division with a pencil drawing entitled "Foyer", and 3rd place in the Amateur Sculpture division with a sculpture entitled "Industrious." The awards ceremony and public viewing was held Friday, February 28 at the Kentucky Museum on WKU's campus.

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2014-03-03 16:54:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Dr. Seuss on Loose at Holloway rescheduled for March 10, 2014

The Dr.Seuss on the Loose event at the LWC Holloway Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia, KY which had been scheduled for 5pm-7pmCT, March 3, 2014, has been rescheduled for 5pm-7pmCT, Monday, March 10, 2014. - Debbie Williams

2014-03-03 15:30:58 | Comments | Printable version

Likes up close and personal cardinal photo

Barbara writes:
Linda, you never lose your touch for capturing that breathtaking photo. - Barbara
Comments re photo 53799 Birds of Kentucky Cardinal gets the seed

2014-03-03 15:05:35 |
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2009 Blue Devil ZR1 emerges nearly unscathed from sinkhole

First of eight Corvettes retrieved from sinkhole at National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY, at 10:35amCT, today
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By Wendell Strode

Crowds of construction personnel, media, Museum visitors and staff cheered as the first Corvette, the 2009 "Blue Devil" ZR1 emerged from the depths of the sinkhole this morning, Monday, March 3, 2014, at approximately 10:35amCT. The process was streamed live on two of the Museum's web cams with thousands of viewers tuning in all over the world.

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2014-03-03 14:45:21 | Comments | Printable version

A Montana Story: The Day Hell Froze over

Bill has graciously consented, at the request of, to share this story with CM Readers. Click on headline for complete story with photo(s).
The next earlier Bill Troutwine Story: Donna & The Hound Dog.

By Bill Troutwine

Note: At the time this story took place Donna and I were living in Belfry, Montana, and I was working as a Red Lodge City Police Officer.

It was mid October of 1991, we moved to Montana earlier that same year. We were living in Belfry, Montana on the Wyoming/Montana border. Ricky, my son, and I had applied for elk tags in Wyoming and were lucky enough to get drawn for the elk hunt. Ricky had moved back to Kentucky and was planning to drive out for the hunt. I told him to arrive in time to be in the woods on Montana's opening day of elk season. Montana's season always opens in the middle of October. Wyoming's season always opens around the first of October.

Since we were hunting in Wyoming, near the Montana border, my plan was to catch the elk retreating fromMontana. With all the pressure of opening day, the elk would head back to Wyoming, where the season was nearly over.

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2014-03-03 14:02:47 | Comments | Printable version

Slick roadway blamed for Loretto driver injury accident

By TFC Billy R. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY
Cbr> LEBANON, KY - Tpr. John Boyd is investigating a collision that occurred today at 10:18pmET, 2 miles north of Lebanon on KY 49. 20-year-old Kaylamarie R. Smith, of Loretto, was traveling north on KY 49 when slick roadway conditions caused her to lose control of her 2005 Acura. The Acura traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. Smith was belted and was transported to Springview Hospital with minor injuries. - TFC BILLY GREGORY

2014-03-03 13:56:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair County Sheriff Dept. Activity Report, Feb. 2014

From Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss:
  • 73 Warrants of arrest served
  • 6 Criminal cases opened
  • 11 Call response reports written
  • 6 Emergency protection orders served
  • 2 Domestic abuse cases worked.
  • 9 Non-injury accidents worked
  • 3 Injury accidents worked
  • 17 Out of county transports
  • 5 Citations written for criminal activity
  • 24 Civil process papers served
  • 5 Criminal summonses served
  • 90 Subpoenas served
  • 116.5 Hours of court security provided
  • 158 Vehicle inspections done
Adair County Sheriff's Office, Harrison Moss, Sheriff. Suite 20 (second floor), 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728. Phone (270) 384-2776. FAX (270 384-5049. Website: Adair County Sheriff's Office

2014-03-03 13:43:37 | Comments | Printable version

Knifley Little League Basketball games cancelled for tonight

The Knifley Little League basketball games with first game starting at 5pmCT, tonight, March 3, 2014, at the gym at the Knifley Fire Department, 6130 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY, have been cancelled due to weather. - Jennifer Jones, Board Member

2014-03-03 13:32:16 | Comments | Printable version

AC Genealogical Society monthly meeting CANCELLED for tonight

The Adair Co. Genealogical Society meets regularly on the 1st Monday of each month at Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. This month's meeting is cancelled because of the winter road conditions. Hopefully the April will bring better weather. - Lila Ford

2014-03-03 13:22:06 | Comments | Printable version

District 8 crews continue to battle latest wintry mixture

By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY. (March 3, 2014) - After seeing a Sunday that brought mostly rain followed by a late mixture of sleet and freezing rain in the overnight hours and now accumulating snow, District 8 crews continue to battle the latest wintry mixture.

The majority of roads are still covered with snow and ice at this hour. Crews have been working around the clock to keep routes passable and will continue to do so until roadways are clear. Crews in all ten counties which include, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Lincoln, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne are mostly plowing at this point, with light salt applications. The cabinet continues to remind motorists:
  • Exercise greater caution when driving. Slow down
  • Be prepared for slick conditions.
  • Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment
  • Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel
Condition reports on major routes are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 traffic and travel information website, The cabinet's Safe Patrol is available to assist motorists whose vehicles become disabled on Kentucky interstates and parkways. For Safe Patrol assistance, call 511 or toll-free at 1-877-367-5982.

2014-03-03 13:15:57 | Comments | Printable version

Ann reminds all that road conditions are still very hazardous

Two county trucks have slid into ditches while working to clear county roads. The county crew continues to work, but patience is needed

By Ann Melton

Please let everyone know that the roads are still very hazardous. At this time we have two of our trucks in ditches as they are trying to clear the roadways. The county road crew continues to work and will until roads are clear and safe for our citizens. Please use patience and caution if you must travel today. - Ann Melton, Adair County Judge Executive

2014-03-03 12:39:19 | Comments | Printable version

Mayor Mark D. Harris: March City Council meeting cancelled

Mayor Mark D. Harris has cancelled the regular 6pmCT, Monday, March 3, 2014, meeting of the Columbia City Council, which regularly meets on the first Monday at 6pmCT in the Council Meeting Room, City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. A new meeting date will be announced soon.

2014-03-03 12:14:40 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Court Clerk office closed

Joyce Rodgers, Adair County Court Clerk, announces that her the Clerk's office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, is closed all day today, Monday, March 3, 2014, because of the snow and ice and hazardous driving conditions.

2014-03-03 12:06:18 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Adair Drug, Columbia, KY closing at 3pmCT, today

Adair Drug, 510 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, will be closing at 3pmCT, today, Monday, March 3, 2014. - Carolyn Hale

2014-03-03 11:12:32 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. School District, others cancel school for Tues. March 4, 2014

Update: Latest added: Campbellsville Independent School District. Add Casey to Marion, Russell and Taylor Counties to the schools already cancelled for Tuesday, March 4, 2014, also. Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg, is already predicting that all area schools will close for tomorrow; we'll post as official, however. "This is the hardest snow we've seen in a long, long time." He said. "It isn't going away for awhile. Driving is very treachorous," he said.
Superintendent Alan W. Reed announced at 11:01amCT, Monday, March 3, 2014, that <>B>there will be no school in the Adair County School District on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. "I've checked enough of the roads to see that there is no way they will be in shape for safe school bus operation in all parts of the county by tomorrow, so I want to give families plenty of time to plan." He said that he still has a big concern about whether classes can be held on Wednesday.

Adair County is the first district heard from for Tuesday. The Go or No Go list is in Events for Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Check it for updates as we receive them at CM and remember that coordinated GO or NO GO news items are heard with Larry Smith on FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9, the Big Dawg.

2014-03-03 10:55:57 | Comments | Printable version

Zachary Neal Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1987-2014)

He was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of his death. He was an employee of Liberty Tank Company and a member of Whites Chapel Separate Baptist Church.
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Zachary Neal Stephens, 26, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral service for Zachary Neal Stephens will be 2pmCT, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Rev. Johnny Davis and Rev. Michael Lee officiating. Friends may call after 10amCT, Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Whites Chapel Cemetery.

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2014-03-03 10:33:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Travel Advisory: Extreme caution urged if driving today

By Chris Jessie

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - Crews continue working hard to plow roads throughout District 4. Salt and calcium were laid down on primary routes Sunday morning and afternoon. As temperatures fall into the lower 20s and single digits tonight, motorists must understand that chemical treatments become ineffective. Our only option to clear roads at these extremes is plowing. Most roads were plowed for sleet overnight but have become covered again.

As snow continues to come down through mid-morning, roads will remain slick. Blowing snow is also quickly re-covering already plowed roads.

If travel is necessary, please know your driving limits and do not place yourself in a position to be stranded. Use extreme caution. - Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4 - Elizabethtown

2014-03-03 10:17:53 | Comments | Printable version

Time for Mickey Ardary service changed

The time of funeral service for Mickey Ardary has been changedfrom 11amCT to 2pmCT, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, due to the weather. Updated details are in ColumbiaMagazine Events and in the obituary (Comments re article 65656 Mickey Ardary Adair County KY 1954-2014) Thank you, - Louis McQueary, Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

2014-03-03 10:13:04 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Grant Chiropractic Center will close at noon today, March 3

Grant Chiropractic Center, 908 Rusell Road, Columbia, KY, will be closing at noon today, Monday, March 3, 2014. We will re-open in the morning at 8:00 a.m. - ELLEN QUINN

2014-03-03 10:02:05 | Comments | Printable version

Cancelled: Today's Dining with Diabetes at Adair Extension

Dining with Diabetes...Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes scheduled for today, Monday, March 3, 2014, at 10amCT, at the Adair Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, has been canceled due to the weather. - Kelli Bonifer

2014-03-03 09:41:39 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Printing Creations is open today

Printing Creations, 110 N Monroe Street, Columbia, KY, is open today, Monday, March 3, 2014! Phone 270-384-4495. - Joyce & Greg Coomer.

2014-03-03 09:37:02 | Comments | Printable version

Wendy Bird: A reminder to feed the birds today

By Wendy Butler Burt

On a day like today, when everything is encased in ice or under crusted snow, it's especially important to feed the birds. Fill your feeders and scatter seed on the ground. It may be the only food they're able to find today. - Wendy Butler Burt

2014-03-03 09:07:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Birds of Kentucky

Columbia/Adair Utilities District office closed today

by Jennifer Carter, Office Manager

Columbia/Adair Utilities District, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia KY offices are closed today. For emergencies, customers can contact our on call staff at 270-634-3285 or 270-378-0108. Thank You, Jennifer Carter Office Manager

2014-03-03 08:45:54 | Comments | Printable version

Adair CJE office closed: Emergency Numbers posted

Adair County Judges Office closed today

By Gale Cowan
Adair County Finance Officer

The Adair County Judge's Office will be closed today due to the weather. Judge Executive Ann Melton is advising everyone to stay off the roads unless it is an emergency to be out. If you have an emergency, please call the 911 center or you may also call Judge Melton at 270-250-1204 or Gale Cowan at 270-250-3271. If you need to report roads you may call the county highway barn at 270-384-3738. Please understand that road crews are out salting roads but they are very slick and hazardous. Crews will use their own judgment and put their safety as well as safety of motorists as their first priority. Please stay safe and only get out if you have to. - Gale Cowan

2014-03-03 08:31:46 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Dr. Janella Brown's dental office closed today

Dr. Janella Brown's office, 318 Public Square, Columbia, KY, will be closed today, Monday, March 3, 2014, due to road conditions. Thanks! - Janella Brown

2014-03-03 08:22:43 | Comments | Printable version

Adair PVA office closed today by executive order of Adair CJE

Willie M Feese Jr writes:

The Adair County PVA office in the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, will be closed today by executive order of County Judge Executive due to hazardous conditions and for employee as well as citizen's safety issues. Thanks Jr. --Willie M Feese Jr

2014-03-03 08:19:15 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Dr. Chuck Giles office closed today

Dr. Chuck Giles office, Westlake Doctors Building, 902 Westlake Drive, Columiba, KY, will be closed today, Monday, March 3, 2014. - Vicky Hatcher

2014-03-03 08:09:48 | Comments | Printable version

Co. Attorney office closed; no District Court today

By Jennifer HutchisonCorbin

The Adair County Attorney's Office and Adair County Child Support Office will be closed due to the weather. Also, there will be no Adair District Court today. Thanks for getting the information out to everyone. --Jennifer HutchisonCorbin

2014-03-03 07:57:09 | Comments | Printable version

Greatly appreciates Dr. Mike Carter for weather call

David Smith writes:
As an employee of CU who commutes from Columbia, I can't tell you how much I appreciate Dr. Carter for making this call. He always puts his employees safety and well being right up there with the students. It is without a doubt the greatest job I have had. Again, thank you Dr. Carter! --David Smith
Comments re article 65695 CU offices closed today

2014-03-03 07:38:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Cancelled: Adair Ministerial Association meeting

The Adair County Ministerial Association Meeting, scheduled for 11:30amCT in the conference room at Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY, has been cancelled due to dangerous road conditions. - Lanny Harlow

2014-03-03 07:32:23 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Bank of Columbia opening later - at 10amCT

The Bank of Columbia's three locations will open later this morning, at 10amCT. - CHRIS QUINN.

2014-03-03 07:20:18 | Comments | Printable version

CU offices closed today

In the face of continuing hazardous weather, Campbellsville University offices will be closed today, Monday, March 3, 2014, and the School of Cosmetology will also be closed. Students are on spring break all week. - Linda Waggener

2014-03-03 07:08:05 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Betty's OKCC closed Monday, March 3, 2014

Weather related schedule changes are in What's Cooking and are posted in order of receipt.

Betty Ollestad called to let us know that Betty's OK Country Cooking, 2239 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, is closed today because of the Ice Storm.

2014-03-03 06:21:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Adair Public Library closed today; safety is main concern

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair Coumty Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed today, March 3, 2014. No one will be charged over dues this week in case patrons cannot get into the library. Patron and staff safety is the main concern of the library administration during dangerous weather. --Lee Ann Jessee, director

2014-03-03 06:03:25 | Comments | Printable version

Quote for today's conditions.

Think of others, too: Instead of grabbing the last three loaves of bread on the shelf when a storm is predicted, why not think about sharing your one loaf with somebody else.- BOB BARNES

2014-03-03 05:33:59 | Comments | Printable version

What's Cooking on Special Schedule today

See What's Cooking for today's special restaurant menus

(5:14amCT) - We're waiting for assurances from regular advertisers on schedules for today. Entries will be posted as we know the restaurants' special schedules, if any. (First What's Cooking up at 5:29amCT)

Any business can advertise special hours today, and special storm related services and merchandise. Great rates. Almost Immediate. Incredible Reach. Simple and Easy - from idea to action. Call Ed Waggener at

2014-03-03 05:03:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Cumberland County School District to NO GO list March 3, 2014

Rian Craft, Transportation Director for the Cumberland County School District, called at 4:31amCT, to announce that there will be NO SCHOOL in the Cumberland County School District today, Monday, March 3, 2014.

For the latest in GO or NO GO, check today's EVENTS on And tune in for coordinated GO or NO GO announcements on FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 the Big Dawg, with Larry Smith.

2014-03-03 04:23:59 | Comments | Printable version

KSP attributes Marion Co., KY injury accident to slick roads

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LEBANON, KY - Tpr. John Boyd is investigating a collision that occurred today at 10:18pmET, 2 miles north of Lebanon on KY 49. 20-year-old Kaylamarie R. Smith, of Loretto, was traveling north on KY 49 when slick roadway conditions caused her to lose control of her 2005 Acura. The Acura traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. Smith was belted and was transported to Springview Hospital, Lebanon, KY with minor injuries. - TFC Billy Gregory

2014-03-03 04:14:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Heaven Bound singing at Tabor, March 9, 2014

Heaven Bound will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Rd. Columbia, KY. On Sunday night March 9, 2014 at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Patricia Hadley

2014-03-03 03:49:32 | Comments | Printable version

Geneva Maybelle Smith Cary, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Feb. 2014)

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Tina Froedge Smith of Metcalfe County, KY. She leaves 24 direct living descendants.
Click on headline for complete obituary

Geneva Maybelle Smith Cary, age 74 of Leitchfield, KY, died Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 1pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro Wayne Clemons officiating. Burial will follow in the Creacy Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Monday, March 3, 2014.

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2014-03-03 03:11:00 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, March 3, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 3, 2014:
Wanting light nearby
until one has gone to sleep
is not cowardice.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 3 March 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 902, in progress

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

2014-03-03 02:58:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

State Emergency operations activated to monitor winter storm

From Commonwealth Joint Information Center 502-607-6666

FRANKFORT, KY. (March 2, 2014) - The Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) activated today at 3pmCT at Level III to monitor the winter storm crossing the Commonwealth Sunday through Monday afternoon, March 2-3. Level III staffing includes state and private sector partners and other officials.

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2014-03-03 02:55:44 | Comments | Printable version

Fatal Collision in Russell Co., KY, takes life of 26-year-old driver

Accident occurs on Parks Ridge Road, Eli, KY

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY - Tpr. Nick Hale is investigating a collision that occurred Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 6:16amCT on Parks Ridge Road in the limits of Eli. 26-year-old Zachary Neal Stephens, of Russell Springs, was operating a 1984 Ford truck, traveling east on Parks Ridge Rd, when he ran off the roadway, through a fence and struck a tree. Stephens was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Russell County Deputy Coroner. The collision remains under investigation. - TFC Billy Gregory

2014-03-03 02:06:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 3
Happy Birthday, Pat Hopper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam "Bubba T" Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Baylie Somerville (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corey Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Compton Kingrey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darlene Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josie McKinley (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Ralph Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Dawn Smith (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tianna Smith (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelda Murriel Robinson, 90, Casey Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Robert Coe, 79, Cumberland Co., KY native (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emily Cain Edwards Sargent, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Buford Tungate, Taylor Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josie Ann Brockman McKinley, Adair Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Janes, Adair Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Shearer, Russell Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Vanderpool, Casey County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Ralph Dean, Casey Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcella Williams, 86, Casey County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Wanda Akin Estes, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delton Keith Williams, Burkesville, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Burris Martin, Columbia, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Rhonda Gail Matney, 53, Green Co., KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mossie Lee Stafford, Casey County, KY (1915-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gaynell Rodgers, Adair Co., KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Lee Warriner, Russell Co., KY (1962-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Roberts, Liberty, KY, (1957-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Angela Renee Milby, 44, Taylor Co., KY (1970-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobert Coffey (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sidney Grant (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
5:00amCTGO or NO GO - Cancellations and delays for MONDAY, March 3, 2014
NO SCHOOL - These Districts: Adair Co., Campbellsville Independent, Barren Co., Casey Co., Cumberland Co., Green Co., Marion Co., Metcalfe Co. Russell Co. Taylor Co.
NO CLASSES - All Western Kentucky University Campuses will be closed. Essential dining room and maintenance personnel should report to work; other operations closed.
CLOSINGS Today: Adair Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.
2 hour DELAY CLOSED: Staff Campbellsville University CLOSED. (School is on Spring Break)
ON REGULAR SCHEDULE All shifts Colfax Fluid Handling/IMO Pump, 211 Industrial Drive, Columbia, KY. (DETAILS)

Public Offices closed today Monday, March 3, 2014>
In Adair Annex, 424 Public Square
Adair County Clerk's Office - Joyce Rodgers; Adair County Judge Executive's Office; Adair County Attorney's and Adair County Child Support Offices; Adair County PVA office
School Administration Offices
Adair County Board of Education Offices, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY
Columbia City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. CLOSED. Gas Department on call for emergency calls.
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:27018, 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:26986, Comment)
8:00amCTPostponed to March 10, 2014
DAV Service Officer Don Price at VFW Post 6097 - 8am-11amCT
VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:26906, Comment)
10:00amCTCancelled: Today's Dining with Diabetes at Adair Extension, cancelled
Dining with Diabetes . . . Taking ownership of your diabetes - 1 of 4 sessions
Adair Co. Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY
| (ID:26813, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Jamestown, KY, for Joyce M. Kilpatrick, 61, Russell Co., KY (1952-2014) | (ID:26914, Comment)
11:30amCTCANCELLED: Adair Ministerial Association meeting previously scheduled for today
Conference room, Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake DR, Columbia, KY | (ID:27021, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26918, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Mary Kathleen Logsdon, Adair Co., KY (1956-2014) | (ID:27013, Comment)
1:30pmCTPostponed: U.S. 68/LBN Pkwy interchange groundbreaking at Edmonton | (ID:26811, 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:26711, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26951, Comment)
Knifley Little League Basketball games cancelled for tonight | (ID:27028, Comment)
Dr. Seuss on Loose at Holloway RESCHEDULED for March 10, 2014
at the LWC Holloway Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27030, Comment)
6:00pmCTAC Genealogical Society monthly meeting, below, CANCELLED for tonight
Adair Co. Genealogical Society regular 1st Monday meeting (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.
| (ID:27026, Comment)
Cancelled for tonight: New meeting date to be announced
Columbia City Council Regular meeting at City Hall.
CM Directory of Recurring Events | (ID:27041, Comment)
Russell County Bee Club meets 1st Mondays (Recurring Event)
Russell County Extension Office at 2688 S. Hwy 127, Russell Springs, KY. | (ID:27040, Comment)
6:20pmCTCancelled and Rescheduled for March 10, 2014
Adair Co. Cattlemen's Hay and Pasture meeting / with sponsored meal
at Lindsey Wilson College's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY. Nick Roy | (ID:26903, Comment)


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