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Rebecca Beard: Sometimes things get out of control . . . Mother Nature for one

'Why fuss about things that happen? Why not just be grateful that you're alive, you have your family, food, and shelter.' - REBECCA BEARD

Rebecca Beard
Personal commentary

Let me start by saying that, for the record, I do live out in the "boonies." Last time I checked Old Portland was out in the county. I personally think that the road crews do a great job. They did come by yesterday; they scraped and they salted our roads, but salt will only work if the temperature is high enough.


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2014-03-04 19:07:50 | Comments | Printable version

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Birds of Kentucky: Allied air force, on alert



2014-03-04 - Corbins Bend, Adair Co., KY - Photo By Diana Long. Ready for spring - I took these photos today from my front porch on Corbins Bend Road. I believe these birds are ready for spring also! - Diana Long
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Jean Corbin: I'm proud to be an Adair Countian!!!!!

Jean Corbin writes:
I do realize small towns have pros and cons, however I wouldn't trade Adair County for any other place. This county supports the people here when things are in need. Be it by prayer, financial, material things, or just a kind word, you can bet they will be there for you. Maybe everyone doesn't see the good in people here, but I think more do than don't. Just ask the majority of the people, you'll see! I'm proud to be an Adair Countian!!!!! --Jean Corbin
Comments re article 65776 Kathryn Miller Sure she wont regret leaving here


2014-03-04 19:01:10 | Comments | Printable version

Max Cameron Taylor, Cane Valley, KY (1924-2014)

He was a highly regarded merchant and community leader in Cane Valley, KY. He was the proprietor of Taylor Farm Store for many years, and a member of Cane Valley Christian Church, VFW Post 6097 and the Hill & Valley Saddle Club.He was the son of the late Samuel Ray & Ella Helm Taylor. His wife of 67 years, Laveda Bennett Taylor, survives. He leaves 16 direct living descendants. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in Europe during WWII.
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Max Cameron Taylor, 89, of Cane Valley, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:16amET, at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ivan Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Cane Valley Cemetery, 83 Cane Valley Cemetery Road, Cane Valley, KY, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, March 6, 2014.


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2014-03-04 18:36:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jaycee meeting tonight at Fairgrounds Pavillion cancelled

Cancelled due to inclement weather:
Adair County Jaycees Reg Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Fairgrounds Pavillion, 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY.
- Jennifer Carter


2014-03-04 18:20:29 | Comments | Printable version

Single vehicle injury accident occurs on KY 412

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, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:05amET, 5 miles west of Lebanon on KY 412. 31-year-old Amy Ransdell, of Campbellsville, KY, was traveling eastbound, operating a 1993 Ford Ranger. Ransdell lost control of her vehicle due to the slick road conditions, traveled off the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Ransdell was belted and transported to SpringView Hospital in Lebanon, KY, by personal vehicle for minor injuries. - TFC BILLY GREGORY


2014-03-04 18:14:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

In times of storms, be prepared yourself and be ready to help your neighbors

"I believe it was John Kennedy who said don't ask what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country or in this case county. While you are complaining, you could be out helping one of your neighbors dig out.' - VICTORIA PIKE

By Victoria Pike

I don't know how the crews have gotten any of the ice up. I have been all afternoon trying to get about ten inches of snow, sleet, and ice melted in front of my barn doors so I can get the tractor out to help plow some roads close to me. I put a 50 pound bag of salt down and it is still sitting there. I scrapped what I could, which was very little, and even got the big kerosene blow heater out and held it down toward the ground and it didn't budge. So don't guess I will be joining the plowing crew today.


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2014-03-04 18:07:49 | Comments | Printable version

Kathryn Miller: Sure she won't regret leaving here

Kathryn Miller writes:
Do something we regret? The only regret we have is moving up here in the first place and wasting 10 years of our lives here. There are more dirty politics in this town and backdoor deals here than any other place I've lived. There are some really good people here and I will miss and keep in contact with them. In fact they are very encouraging about us moving somewhere else because they know we are not happy here and some of them would leave if they had the opportunity to do so. But the few good people are outnumbered by the ones who have treated us like dirt since we got here because we are not from here or don't have the correct last name.

I was even turned down for a job that I was more than qualified to do just so they could give it to a family member who had none of the qualifications they were asking for. That's just one of the many examples of nepotism that go on every second of everyday in this town. Also this town seems to be afraid of progress. Everytime someone comes up with an idea to change things to make them better the powers that be say "no no no, we cant do that." This town is going down and my husband, myself and my daughter are getting out before it does. - Kathryn Miller
Comments re article 65766 Marlene Hamby sends encouragement thought for Jarrett Miller


2014-03-04 18:00:39 | Comments | Printable version

Pam Dailey: When you are snowed in, enjoy the day

By Pam Dailey

I know Mr. Troutwine spent years out west and understands winter weather. I lived my whole first half century in northern Indiana, getting the brunt of Lake Michigan weather. Iced with enough to topple the big metal electric towers like dominoes, two feet of snow on top of that, no power or water for six days, and a house full of kids to feed and horses to take care of will test your mettle. This little latest inconvenience of closed roads gives me a chance to play "white and black knights" with brooms for jousting sticks with great granddaughter in the snow, watch the birds at the feeders, photograph the icy trees, walk the hills, and giggle at a sedan trying to make it up a steep grade on our one lane gravel road. It will soon melt. Enjoy the day. - Pam Dailey

Comments re article 65757 Bill Troutwine Understands being snowed it overdosing on CM


2014-03-04 17:51:42 | Comments | Printable version

Glenda Lynch, Adair County, KY (1943-2014)

She was a native of Fayette County, KY, and a resident of Adair County, at the time of her death. Her marriage to Jimmie Lynch, who survives, spanned over 49 years. She leaves six direct living descendants.
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Glenda Lynch, 70, of Charlie Morrison Road, Columbia, KY, wife of Jimmie Lynch, passed into eternal rest on March 3, 2014.

Cremation has been chosen and services will be held at a later date.


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2014-03-04 15:52:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Taylor County KY School Cancellation for March 5, 2014




Thanks to Larry Smith and Tammy Sexton of The Big Dawg, FM 99.9, for the discovery of this fantastic new talent.


2014-03-04 15:47:14 | Comments | Printable version

Two lose home, all personal possessions in house fire

They need help. CJE's office is coordinator for community assistance

Due to a house fire, Saturday night at the home of Bert Vetter and Jan Shaw of 706 Weed Sparksville, Columbia KY, they lost their home and all their personal property.

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.

Clothes sizes are as follows:
  • Jan's Pants, 7 or 8. Tops, medium. Shoes - 8.5 or 9
  • Bert's Pants, 30x32. Tops, Large. Shoes,12
All donations will be greatly appreciated and very much needed. Contact: Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office 270-384-4703.


2014-03-04 15:39:43 | Comments | Printable version

Kindergarten Screen results: 38.7% of Adair kids meet all readiness criteria

State average 49%. Some concepts included in the screener include: whether a child knows personal information such as name, address, phone number, etc., how well the child knows the alphabet and can recognize upper case letters, how far the child can count, if he/she can recognize shapes, sort shapes, and match quantities with numerals. During the physical development assessment, students demonstrate motor skills.

Phyllis Curry, Instructional supervisor

Adair County students who entered kindergarten for the first time in August were screened using a common readiness screener, the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen, as were all other kindergarten students in the state. Results showed 38.7% of the 199 kindergarten students entering Adair County Primary Center this year met all the readiness criteria. Other surrounding districts ranged from 35.7% readiness to 54.4% readiness, while the state average was 49%.


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2014-03-04 14:52:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair Co. Public Library closing at 3pmCT today

Will open at 9amCT tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will be closing at 3:00pmCT, today, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and will open at 9amCT, on Wednesday, March 5,, 2014. The parking lot remains ice covered so pleas use caution. You may renew your books by calling 270-384-2472. - Lee Ann Jessee


2014-03-04 14:30:39 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15 reports most primary roads passable but hazardous

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

COLUMBIA, KY - Most of the primary roadways in the Post 15 area are passable but conditions remain extremely hazardous. Both the Louie B. Nunn and Bluegrass Parkway have at least one lane open in each direction. There are no reported road closures at this time.

Secondary roadways throughout the rural areas remain ice and snow covered. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling and are encouraged not to travel unless necessary. 911 should be used for emergency calls while road condition updates can be found by dialing 511. Motorists and travelers may also visit 511.ky.gov for the latest updated road conditions. - TFC BILLY GREGORY


2014-03-04 14:18:47 | Comments | Printable version

Cumberland County joins list with no School March 5, 2014

BURKESVILLE, KY (March 4, 2014, 2:20pmCT) - Cumberland County Schools will be closed Wednesday March 5, 2014. - Rian Craft, Director of Transportation, Cumberland County Schools, Burkesville, KY

2014-03-04 14:06:55 | Comments | Printable version

Marlene Hamby sends encouragement, thought for Jarrett Miller

The people in our now precious home of Columbia are the most warm, wonderful, helpful, friendly, honest (need I say more?) folks we have ever met. Please think several times before you discount the best little town you'll ever find!' - MARLENE HAMBY

By Marlene Hamby

Just a word of encouragement to Jarrett Miller: Before you make a move you may regret, we are coming to Columbia after researching for four years, the best places to live. We have found that EVERYTHING in Adair County - especially the people - are the very best you will find anywhere.


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2014-03-04 14:01:53 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Adair County Bingo cancelled for tonight

Adair Band Bingo is cancelled for tonight, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. We will resume as scheduled on Friday March 7, 2014. Adair Band Bingo. License ORG-002285. - Teresa Bright

2014-03-04 13:41:31 | Comments | Printable version

High compliments for Kyle Mann Art

Larry Joe Murray writes:
i just have one thing to say: He is good very good - Larry Joe Murray
Comments re photo 53809 Kyle Mann with 1st Place art Foyer


2014-03-04 13:38:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Read Across Adair County rescheduled to March 24, 2014

Read Across Adair County, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5pm-7pmCT at Adair County Primary School, 158 Col. Casey Drive is being rescheduled to: March 24, 2014, 5pm-7pmCT at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. We will still have free pizza and drinks for everyone. There will be great prizes including an iPod touch and a Samsung Chromebook. Thanks Sarah Burton

2014-03-04 13:19:52 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Girls Regional Basketball game rescheduled for Wednesday

The regional game for the Adair County Lady Indians for 7pmCT/8pmET, tonight, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Nelson County High School, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY, has been postponed. At this time, the game will be rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the same time and location. --Brent Campbell

2014-03-04 12:58:22 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Give the Guys a Break

Chris Morrison writes:
Please look at the bright side the men are out there doing all they can do. This is mother nature, not their fault. So lets give the guys a break, they don't like it either, just doing their job the best they know how at this point. Give mother nature time and you will see the flowers coming up and the trees will be blooming. --Chris Morrison
[Bad Return Address or 270 378 5928] Comments re article 65747 Road crews are doing all they can do need to be more grateful


2014-03-04 12:56:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Go or No Go for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

For updates after 2:10amCT, March 5, 2014, switch to CM Events on March 5, 2014 for the most comprehensive openings & closings and listen to Larry Joe Smith on the Big Dawg, FM 99.9 and FM 92.7 the WAVE, for the early calls on school closings

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

No Go: The following have cancelled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • The Adair County School District will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday March 5, 2014. Alan W. Reed, Superintendent, Adair County Schools, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728. 270-384-2476
  • Campbellsville Independent School District - No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Campbellsville Christian Center for Education - No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Casey County School District - No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Clinton County School District - No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Cumberland County School District - No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Rian Craft
  • Kentucky Christian Academy - - No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Green County School District No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Marion County School District No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Metcalfe County School District No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Russell School School District No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Taylor County School District No school Wednesday, March 5, 2014


  • 2014-03-04 12:47:34 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) A-1 Performance Transport to transport Dialysis patients only Wednesday

A-1 Performance Transport Services Inc. will only be transporting Dialysis for Adair and Taylor County on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, due to road conditions. - Sharon Burton

2014-03-04 12:37:14 | Comments | Printable version

Heather Evans: This isn't Illinois or Michigan

Storms like this are rare occurrence; it doesn't make sense to have several snow plows, an over abundance of salt, or extra employees to meet a momentary problem like Adair County is seeing now.

Heather Evans writes:
I think what people don't realize is this is not Illinois, Michigan, or any other snow filled state. It does not make fiscal sense for the county to buy several plow trucks, have an over abundance of salt, or to hire more employees when snow/ice is a rare occurrence in this county. I have not seen appreciable snow in over 4 years. We had ice once in 2012 or 2013. Another thing to consider. When the snow you see is plowed what do you think is underneath? Road? No, it's ice and when the plow truck drives over it, the ice becomes even more compressed. Four wheel drive is GREAT in snow but as soon as it's plowed and compressed four wheel drive is not as useful. Perhaps it's unfortunate but in a rural area such as AC it pays to be prepared. Now that the snow has ceased I'm sure they are doing their best to clear the roads.

It's not just the "boonies". I've heard Rte. 55 is snow covered as well and it's a major road. I don't think there has been much preferential treatment in this instance. Lol - Heather Evans
Comments re article 65742 Kathryn Miller Stuck on Melson Ridge and unhappy about it


2014-03-04 12:24:25 | Comments | Printable version

Bill Troutwine: Understands being snowed it, overdosing on CM

He understands how it affects the mind and the feeling of being neglected that can set in under these circumstances, but thinks everyone ought to understand the enormous challenges facing our road crews and be thankful. 'To our road crew I say, thank you guys. I think you are doing great. I appreciate the job you are doing!' - he writes

By Bill Troutwine

I know I have been writing a lot the last two days, but I feel I must speak up here. I guess that is what happens when you are snowed in and spend your time reading Columbia Magazine.

For those of you who are criticizing the road crews, I understand how you feel, because no one likes being isolated from the rest of the community, but consider how you are making the road crews feel. They have been on the go for 30 or more hours with very little rest doing the very best they can, then to receive nothing but criticism after putting out so much effort is very discouraging. I know from personal experience how hard it is to open roads again after a thick layer of ice. Snow will plow easily, but not ice, it sticks to the road surface like concrete.

Lets give our road crew a break and be thankful they are on the job and doing the best they can. After all this was a storm far from what normally occurs in Kentucky.

To our road crew I say, thank you guys. I think you are doing great. I appreciate the job you are doing! --Bill Troutwine Comments re article 65742 Kathryn Miller Stuck on Melson Ridge and unhappy about it


2014-03-04 10:12:26 | Comments | Printable version

Stong for Life cancelled for tonight

Lee Ann Jessee writes:

Strong for Life Class at the Jim Blair Center has been cancelled for tonight, March 4, 2014. Regular classes meet each Tuesday at 5:15pm. --Lee Ann Jessee


2014-03-04 10:05:21 | Comments | Printable version

Melewi suggests new business for those with snow blades

Melewi writes:
I was in another state that has a lot of snow and several people had blades they could attach to their 4 wheel drive trucks and do their own driveway and road clearing when the county couldn't get to them. And they would also help the neighbors. It sounds like a winter business for some of the landscape,lawn mowing people here in Adair county. Then they would have a job during the winter. - Melewi
Thanks.. I may do this myself. All anyone needs to know about this business is in the movie, "Beautiful Girls," which, by the way, has the best snow music sound track, second to none except "Nobody's Fool," another classic. - EW


2014-03-04 10:04:16 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Knife Club Swap & Auction cancelled for this afternoon

The Adair County Knife Swap & Auction held at the Columbia Masonic Lodge, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, will be cancelled this afternoon, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 due to the weather. The next Knife Swap and Auction will March 18, 2014, with doors opening at 3pmT and auction will begin at 5pmCT. Thank you, - Shirley Moss, Adair County Knife Club

2014-03-04 09:49:17 | Comments | Printable version

Here's a WKU winter weather alert for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Western Kentucky University's Bowling Green campuses, including South Campus and Medical Center Health Sciences Complex, will remain closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to give facilities crews more time to clear ice and snow. Please use caution and best judgment when traveling.
  • WKU's Glasgow campus will be closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  • WKU's Owensboro campus offices will close at noon Tuesday, March 4, 2014; all classes at WKU-O canceled.
  • WKU's Elizabethtown/Fort Knox campus will open at 12pm noon ET) Tuesday (March 4); classes will begin at 12:45pmCT


2014-03-04 09:35:37 | Comments | Printable version

Jarrett Miller: A fundamental problem with this community

Comments re article 65747 Road crews are doing all they can do need to be more grateful

Jarrett Miller writes:
So what you are saying is that you are more important because you live in town. That is the fundamental problem with this community. Local politicians and offices, including the road department, pick and choose who they serve. It seems that some neighborhoods and some families are deemed more important than others. And as for moving closer to town, we will, just not Columbia. We plan on going where the citizen gets the services they pay for regardless of what your last name is. - Jarrett Miller
Thanks: But I re-read Mrs. Biggerstaff's letter, and she did not say she lives in town. Hope you don't move, but, if you do, I hope you find a great other town; everybody deserves to live in a place which makes them happiest. - CM


2014-03-04 09:29:25 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Extension Service closed today

Due to weather conditions, the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed today, March 4, 2014, for normal office hours. - Kelli Bonifer, Extension Agent for Consumer Science and Nutrition

2014-03-04 09:18:54 | Comments | Printable version

Patrick Willis: How about a word of thanks for those risking lives

'If you think its hard to drive a four wheel drive on snow and ice, try a 25,000 pound dump truck loaded with salt and a plow.' - PATRICK WILLIS

By Patrick Willis
Personal commentary

Ok I understand everybody's complaints about road conditions and how they are not as we wish they were but lets start by saying "Thanks." I mean these guys are risking their on lives to try and maintain the roads the best that they can.


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2014-03-04 09:16:20 | Comments | Printable version

Tornado drill re-scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

By Greg Thomas

The winter blast forced a statewide tornado drill to be postponed. The drill was scheduled for Tuesday; however, it been rescheduled it for Wednesday morning, March 5, 2014, at 9:07amCT. Adair County will be testing and sounding our warning sirens during this drill. Greg Thomas, Adair County 911 Director


2014-03-04 09:06:45 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson: re: Neatsville, Dr. Perryman, and Dr. Portman

Mike Watson writes:
Ed, I have read with interest the great stories of local history and nostalgia of late. Mrs. Grant\'s history of Neatsville/Neetsville/Neatsburg is a fine piece of detection and writing. She has contributed so much to those of us who enjoy such things. There was a Dr. Portman practicing in the area of Neatsville at one time. Dr. Osborne Portman practiced medicine in Adair in the 1850s and 1860s. He was biornb about 1807 and died before 1870 in Casey County. Dr. Richard H. Perryman, also practiced in this area. He was born 1840 in Russell County, was a Civil War veteran, and died in 1924. As of 1906 he had been in practice for 43 years. Mike Watson --mike watson
Comments re article 14212 FEEDBACK Neatsville article May have been just one doctor


2014-03-04 08:59:28 | Comments | Printable version

Road crews are doing all they can do; need to be more grateful

Spreading salt when it can't work is wasteful of time an money

Susan Nokes Biggerstaff writes:
Mrs Miller our roads crews are doing all they can do when the tempatures our below a certain point the salt will not work. That is not the road crews' fault. Our roads have a solid layer of ice on them under the snow maybe you all should think about moving closer to town if you want your roads cleaned first.These men stay up all night doing all they can for the county. Try being more grateful!! - Susan Nokes Biggerstaff
Comments re article 65742 Kathryn Miller Stuck on Melson Ridge and unhappy about it


2014-03-04 08:56:04 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Coomer: Mile off KY 704 - and no trouble getting out

Thanks to their rugged 1984 Ford F150 4WD

Joyce Coomer writes: We live about a mile off Highway 704, and while our side road is solid ice, we've had no trouble getting out - our 1994 Ford F150 4WD sure is handy. The worst part of our drive the past two days has been the large lumps of frozen snow at the end of our road - don't know who graded and left them there, but they are annoying. Highway 704 is in fair to middling shape and we had no trouble traveling on it this morning - yesterday morning the road crews were working on it but hadn't done the entire road; by the end of the day they had graded the worst of the ice and snow off of both lanes.

The only trouble we've had is that yesterday morning one of the windshield wipers came apart so Greg couldn't use the wipers and had to drive with spotty visibility through the windshield.

Joyce M. Coomer


2014-03-04 08:52:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Sarah Burns: Stuck in Milltown for two days

Comments re article 65742 Kathryn Miller Stuck on Melson Ridge and unhappy about it

Sarah Burns writes:
I live in the Milltown area and I have also been stuck for two days. Usually the plow trucks go on our road at least three times but only went one time yesterday and you can not even tell they did that. A friend of mine sent pictures to me of 551 and it even looks awful. I read an article about the road crews working all night around the Walmart area....Really....what about the rest of us. I know for a fact that Walmart has people on contract who does their own plowing so why use our road crews to do it when there is a whole county to take care of. I understand there is not much you can do about ice but you can still plow and salt that is better then not at all. Disappointed on what my tax dollars are paying for when it comes to the road crew. --Sarah Burns
Thanks: Understood. That's the way many of might feel until we've thought about it and have remembered that local stores are lifelines for so many when storms occur. Just maybe they've got their priorities right, after all. -EW


2014-03-04 08:46:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair County Library will open at 10amCT today

The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, will open at 10:00amCT, this morning, March 4, 2014. Please use caution if you must come in today. All fines due this week will be waived. - Lee Ann Jessee

2014-03-04 08:40:14 | Comments | Printable version

Road Cleanup: Sometimes haste hurts; patience pays off

Jon Halsey writes:
Ed, I live on a "chip and seal" county road and it's the last place I want to see a snowplow.

Several years ago a County Plow mistakenly came thru and what once was a smooth paved road became a jumbled mess of rock and dirt.

Our magistrate made sure that the plows wouldn't come this way again. - Jon Halsey, Knifley
Well said. : Sometimes leaving well enough alone, benign neglect beats doing something even if it's wrong.


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2014-03-04 08:25:03 | Comments | Printable version

Kathryn Miller: Stuck on Melson Ridge - and unhappy about it

By Kathryn Miller
Personal opinion of the writer

Whoever thinks the road crew does such a great job obviously doesn't live out in the boonies. It seems they don't really care about anyone that doesn't live in town or on a main highway. The county makes us pay these taxes on the roads, but they refuse to maintain them or clear them. We have been stuck out here in Melson Ridge for 2 days now and we can't out because our road is a solid sheet of ice and covered with snow. Not even an emergency vehicle could make it out here right now. My husband attempted to go to work this morning only to have to come home after less than 2/10 of a mile because our 4 wheel drive couldn't even get through. He started spinning. Other counties with lower budgets seem to maintain their roads a lot better than Adair county so I don't know what excuse this county has for it. Either they need to get out to the county roads and actually do their jobs or the county needs to stop charging us for a service we are not receiving. - Kathryn Miller


2014-03-04 07:20:51 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail - Can't stop laughing at Gertie's antics

Sandi Wills writes:
What a great story about Gertie! I can just picture Keith being pulled across the yard behind the horse! Couldn't stop laughing! - Sandi Wills
Comments re article 65670 Happy Tail Gertie Aggressive No Small Children Indeed


2014-03-04 06:56:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Bill Troutwine - Bear Tooth Pass one of most beautiful drives

Bill Troutwine writes:
Mary Ann, We were actually on the south side of Line Creek Plateau. Line Creek Plateau is the high lake dotted flat that you drove through crossing The Bear Tooth Pass going from Red Lodge to Cooke City. Coming across the pass you would have been within a couple of miles of where we was, however when we were there hunting, the pass had already been closed for the season.

The pass gets so much snow fall that the state usually closes the road in October, and doesn't open it again until June.

The drive through Bear Tooth Pass is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the United States. Personally I think it is more beautiful and definitely much more untamed than the famed Going To The Sun Highway in Glacier National Park. --Bill Troutwine
Comments re article 65728 Bill Troutwine story sparks memories of Bear Tooth Pass


2014-03-04 06:47:57 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Tenco will be closed today

The Adair Tenco at 10170 New Columbia Road. Will be closed today Tuesday March 4, 2014 do to weather. Thank you, Amanda McCloud Tenco Supervisor. - Amanda McCloud

2014-03-04 06:40:22 | Comments | Printable version

Jarrett Miller: Try living on KY 900

Jarrett Miller writes:
Once again I says, "Try living out Hwy 900." I tried to get out this morning to go to work only to find that I could not find the road. Once again the road crews did not even bother to come to the south end of Hwy 900, past Crocus Creek. So once again we are stranded. Heaven forbid that anyone have a medical emergency. There is no chance of an ambulance making it down this road. - Jarrett Miller
Comments re article 65729 State and County road crews doing great work


2014-03-04 06:36:26 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Adult Ed closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Adair County Adult Education Center,108 Lindsey Wilson Street and 969 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, will be closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014. - LeAnna Bennett

2014-03-04 01:48:18 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Food Pantry closed for today

The Adair County Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY will not be open today, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, due to weather, as it regularly is, 9am-12pmCT, each Tuesday, serving families of Adair County, KY who meet certain income criteria. Contact: Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847

2014-03-04 01:44:02 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: Against Despair

Against despair
- a birthday sonnet for Eric Dale Eubanks
Something there is that makes us first believe
we are not good enough or big enough
or strong enough, our standing to achieve
and all our paths will wind the ways most rough.

Some other thing is also near and asks
without responses sharp or stinging fists
or cruel jabbing back, to join our tasks
and future routes will with success assist.

Not only must we guard against despair
of outside actions that would tear us down
but daily mount defense to not compare
our good within with good of other's crown.

Our bullies want us to believe both lies
of no escape from lows, no rest from highs.

- Robert Stone, 3 March 2014
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry: Poetry by Robert Stone: Hope that I embrace. Posted February 11, 2014.


2014-03-04 01:37:45 | Comments | Printable version

Robert Neat remembers Old Neatsville, old stores

There was a one lane bridge across the Green River at Neatsville

Robert Neat writes:
The old roadbed is the old 206. It led down to a one lane bridge that crossed the river. Leland Grant had a store on that road at the intersrction. Prior to that a man with the last name of Hardin had the store. Buck Watson's

2014-03-04 01:20:07 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Billy Joe Fudge: Wheeler Hill Pass, Snowtime

Click on headline for poem with photo

Wheeler Hill Pass
Whites, Blacks, Grays...
All aglow.
Blue biting winds
Glisten snow.
Wheeler Hill Pass,
Blue and cold;
A Splendor most
Never know.
Billy Joe Fudge, March 3, 2014


2014-03-04 01:11:40 | Comments | Printable version

Today, TUESDAY with CM, March 4, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 4, 2014:
Either too much food
or too little appetite
will leave left-overs.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 4 March 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 903, 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
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2014-03-04 00:59:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

The Sneed family will be in concert at Mt. Carmel UMC

The Sneed family will be in concert at Mt.Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday, March 16, 2014 during the 11amCT worship service. Bro. Lanny Garner and congregation invite everyone to attend. --Jeana Pike

2014-03-04 00:01:15 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 4
Happy Anniversary, Timmy and Karen Montgomery (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Blake Walker (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Braiden Wayne Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, C.J. Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claude K. Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Dillingham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fred Plahuta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Wade | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Garner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mandy Jo Shanklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martie Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Russell Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Bragg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Odell Richard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paul Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Absher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiana Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Bryant, 85, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. William Lee Bell, 48, Greensburg, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Mr. Samuel Udell Dangerfield, Green Co. native (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Streeval, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsha Kay Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY, (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hershel Bailey, Adair County, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Woody Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela F. (Pam) Craft, Cumberland Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Phelps, Casey Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Creech Carman, Casey County, KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY, (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W.R. Bowen, Taylor County, KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nedoma Blair, 92, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul W. Curry | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 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 TUESDAY, March 4, 2014
NO SCHOOL - These Districts: Adair, Campbellsville Independent, Casey, Green, Marion County, Metcalfe, Russell County, and Taylor County.
Stay tuned to FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 The Big Dawg, and watch ColumbiaMagazine.com for LARRY SMITH's latest weather related School Schedule Changes. | (ID:27025, 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:26987, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair County Extension Service closed today
Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27103, Comment)

WKU Winter Alerts - Nearby Campuses
  • Western Kentucky University's Bowling Green campuses, including South Campus and Medical Center Health Sciences Complex, will remain closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to give facilities crews more time to clear ice and snow. Please use caution and best judgment when traveling.
  • WKU's Glasgow campus will be closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  • WKU's Owensboro campus offices will close at noon Tuesday, March 4, 2014; all classes at WKU-O canceled.
  • WKU's Elizabethtown/Fort Knox campus will open at 12pm noon ET) Tuesday (March 4); classes will begin at 12:45pmCT

| (ID:27104, Comment)
9:00amCTOnline Transfer Madness college fair 9amCT/10amET-9pmCT/10pmET | (ID:26897, Comment)
Due to weather, Adair Food Pantry closed today
Adair Food Pantry open regularly each Tuesday (Recurring Event)
at 203 S Monroe ST, Columbia, KY Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847
| (ID:27042, Comment)
10:00amCTDue to weather conditions, Food Pantry CLOSED today
Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry
| (ID:27094, Comment)
Adair County Library, 307 Greensburg Street, re-opens at 10amCT today | (ID:27101, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26919, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Terry Bradshaw, Adair County, KY (1943-2014) | (ID:27012, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Donnie Wilson, Russell County, KY (1970-2014) | (ID:27011, Comment)
Services, Summer Shade, KY, for Geneva Maybelle Smith Cary, 74, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Feb. 2014) | (ID:27019, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Mickey Ardary, Adair County, KY (1954-2014) | (ID:27014, Comment)
3:00pmCTCANCELLED for this afternoon
Adair Co. Knife Swap, Regular 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
In the basement of the Masonic Lodge, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Jason Cox
| (ID:27051, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library closing at 3pmCT today | (ID:27109, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26952, Comment)
(Ad) Adair County Bingo cancelled for tonight
ADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:27043, Comment)
5:15pmCTCANCELLED for today.
Strong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays (Recurring Event)

Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:27053, Comment)
7:00pmCTGlasgow Musicale presents CU Jazz Ensemble in Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday concert
at Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church, 1100 N Race Street, Glasgow, KY | (ID:26899, Comment)
Toby Smith lecture: "The Life Jack Johnson, Prize Fighter and Civil Rights Advocate"
Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 151 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26901, Comment)
Cancelled due to inclement weather
Adair County Jaycees Reg Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Fairgrounds Pavillion, 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY.
- GREG THOMAS | (ID:27057, Comment)
ACHS Girls Regional Basketball game vs. E-town RE-SCHEDULED for Wednesday
Nelson County High School, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY | (ID:27106, Comment)

 





















 
 
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