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Victoria Pike calls for closer scrutiny of Columbia Gas after Knifley Explosion

Asks for accounting of costs incurred by county and state and area Fire Departments responding to Knifley Pipeline Explosion
Comments re article 65904. Kathy Tucker Life after the Knifley Pipeline Explosion

By Victoria Pike
Personal Commentary

I say shame on Columbia Gulf for not doing the right thing. They cost you and your family your home and peace of mind for years to come. I believe, I would write as many media sources as I could and let them know how they have treated your family.

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2014-03-09 23:43:17 | Comments | Printable version

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Life in the Holler: The here and there . . . and into distance

2014-03-09 - The Holler, Old Clearspring Roads, Ozark, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
Some folks look
at the here and now while others look into the distance. So I took a shot for both. - Shamarie Claiborne

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KY Adventure Tourism Director Elaine Wilson to speak here

By Ellen Zornes

Elaine Wilson, Director of KY Adventure Tourism, will speak to members of the Adair County Trail Town Initiative will be the featured speaker at the group's meeting, at 6pmCT, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the basement of the Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. Come find out what the buzz is all about! Those supporting the goals of the Trail Town Initiative are invited to attend. - Ellen Zornes

2014-03-09 23:12:59 | Comments | Printable version

Male cat missing from Bull Run Road home

Pam Vanarsdale writes:
We are on Bull Run Road, off of Hwy. 206, our male cat is missing. If you have seen him please call 270-634-0831. He is mostly black with white chest and paws. Thank you. - Pam Vanarsdale
Thanks - We'll post the photo when received.

2014-03-09 22:54:33 | Comments | Printable version

Betty Keltner, Taylor County, KY (1931-2014)

She was a native of the Merrimac Community of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Sanford Childers and Valta Wooley. She leaves 3 direct living descendants
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Mrs. Betty Keltner, 82, Campbellsville, KY passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home in Campbellsville.

There will be a funeral service held at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 3pmCT/4pmET, with burial to follow in the Merrimac Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 10, 2014, 12pm noon CT/1pmET, until time for the funeral. Dr. Wesley Paul, Hosparus Chaplain, will be officiating.

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2014-03-09 16:21:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Youth revival March 14-16, 2014 at Millerfield Brethren in Christ

Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road, Adair County, KY, will be having a Youth Revival Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, 2014, with services at 6:30pmCT, Friday and Saturday, and at 10:30amCT, Sunday. Bro. Drew Eastes from Tennessee will be with us again as the evangelist. We would like to invite all the youth and their families in the area to join us. Contact: 270-634-2312 or 270-634-4614. - Roxanne Roberts

2014-03-09 15:53:09 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water for City of Campbellsville lifted - mostly

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9, the Big Dawg

The Campbellsville Water Company has lifted the Boil Water Advisory issued yesterday for the City of Campbellsville, KY, except for New Columbia Road/KY 55 South to the Adair County line area and Coburg area customers, and the Lone Valley Road area.

2014-03-09 15:49:01 | Comments | Printable version

Jasper Pike, Adair County, KY (1945-2014)

He attended the Lovedale Community Church, had worked at Sandusky Mill and was a farmer. His wife, Sharon Sullivan Pike, survives. He leaves 3 direct living descendants.
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Jasper Pike age 68 years of the Oak Grove Community Columbia, KY passed away suddenly Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:17pmCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Foster the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Bearwallow Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Monday, March 10, 2014.

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2014-03-09 15:34:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Agrees with Carol Perkins on movies

Mary Ann Brown writes:
I have to agree with Carol Perkins! Not all of us are sports fans and some could actually care less about any sports, that is me. But to sit down. watch a good movie from beginning to end - now you're talking. That is my favorite thing to do, especially Christmas/holiday movies, I can watch them anytime, over and over, yes Christmas is my favorite time of the year. To follow the yellow brick road, To Kill a Mockingbird watch them every chance, then thrillers like Hannibal, Steven King movies getting me on the edge of my seat . . . these are my moments that bring me peace/happiness/quality of quiet time for me. Glad to know there are others like me! I guess to sum it all up for about 90 to 120 minutes one can think about little else but the movies. - Mary Ann Brown
Comments re article 65903 Carol Perkins comments on Movies and the Oscars

2014-03-09 15:12:29 | Comments | Printable version

Kathy Tucker: Life after the Knifley Pipeline Explosion

They were living a normal, good life. . . The morning and day after, the pipeline people were everywhere, offering help of all kind. The feeling of community changed as negotiations continued for compensation for the incomprehensible nightmare her family had suffered. Just two weeks after the incident, the mood became adverserial. On Feb. 28, 2014, her chronicle entry changed: 'A new emotion comes into play---ANGER. . . We met with two pipeline representatives. They made us a monetary offer for our loss and inconvenience.' Still later she writes, 'It is not our fault our property is damaged, we are living with our son, we can't sleep, we can't concentrate, we jump every time we hear a loud noise, hide our eyes when we see a bright light/sunset or that our life has been changed forever. We were living our normal life, when Columbia Gulf took it away from us. Their offer (for compensation) was so low it was like being slapped in the face.' Kathy Tucker writes. Now, she says. Now she says, 'It looks like our only choice is to hire a lawyer and pursue a law suit. That is not what we wanted.'

By Kathy Tucker

Feb. 12, 2014
My husband, Bradley, and I are living a normal life. We have been married for over 39 years: own our own home and some land: have a little money put back and looking forward to retirement within the next 4-5 years. Our son is grown and married and has a son of his own. We go to work every day, come home, spend time with our family, mind our own business, get up the next morning and go to work again. Not a real exciting life, but one we are happy with.

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2014-03-09 11:04:45 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins comments on Movies and the Oscars

'Some of us are celebrity watchers and movie goers while others think we are silly for doing so. Some of us who don't follow college basketball and football think those who do go a little overboard at times. Some feel reading books is a waste of time, while others find hunting and fishing boring. The truth is we all need an outlet and for me, it is going to the movies.' - CAROL PERKINS
Next previous column: Carol Perkins: Good Hair Day Posted March 2, 2014.

By Carol Perkins

Watching the Oscars Sunday night, waiting for the ice/snow storm that was to begin any moment, I thought about how many years I had been a part of an Oscar evening. Certainly not eighty six of them, but probably at least fifty five. So many of the "old" clips were movies I cherished growing up and still watch on occasion. Going to the movies is among my favorite things to do, but there are only a few I ever want to see a second time.

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2014-03-09 10:33:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Eddie Pickett was a great teacher

Thomas Gentry writes:
Didn't know Eddie Pickett had passed away. He was a great teacher; taught me a lot about bass fishing, told great stories. He was a good man.Rest in piece Mr.Pickett - Thomas Gentry
Comments re photo 47979 Lawrence Edwin Eddie Pickett Green County KY 19482012

2014-03-09 10:15:06 | Comments | Printable version

Thinks Happy Tails short stories would be a good book

Marlene Hamby writes:
I thoroughly enjoy every story Peggy contributes to the magazine. She has a wonderful view of the animals she takes in and then places in people's lives, enriching both the animal and the new owner. I wonder if she's ever considered writing a book of short stories about her experiences with all the animals she rescues?

I always look forward to reading her adventures - what a gal! --Marlene Hamby
Comments re article 65896 Happy Tail Why do I do this

2014-03-09 10:10:55 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Mark Bradshaw at Gradyville Baptist Evening Service

Bro. Mark Bradshaw from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday Night March 9, 2014 at 6:00pmCT. Pastor Bro. Keith Fields and congregation invite everyone to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email:

2014-03-09 10:03:48 | Comments | Printable version

Comment on Peg Schaeffer's perfect answer

Sandi Wills writes:
Peg Schaeffer had the the answer we have asked for so long - why? This is also the perfect answer - the dogs! --Sandi Wills
Comments re article 65896 Happy Tail Why do I do this

2014-03-09 09:13:47 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Troy Strange at Gradyville Baptist morning Service

Bro. Troy Strange from Columbia, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday March 9, 2014 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Pastor Bro. Keith Fields and congregation invite everyone to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email:

2014-03-09 08:48:36 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: The Angels' Share

Of Writers And Their Books: The Angels' Share. Tom notes that Far Appalachia is a kaleidoscope of music, storytellers, white water adventure, and history lesson. This column first appeared 8 March 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: "A Project So Preposterous and So Sublime"

By Tom Chaney

The Angels' Share

If you have been following these little pieces for awhile, you know there is no system to my reading. I always have two or three books going at once. And I don't know which I'll pick up next. My life has the tattered billboard as a philosophical thread.

This week's pick is such a choice. I've been reading about storytellers. Thought me, I'll write about storytelling this time. Then my eye fell on a book by Noah Adams. It is called Far Appalachia: Following the New River North [Delacorte Press, 2001].

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2014-03-09 04:54:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Happy Tail - Why do I do this?

Despite the fact that I sometimes wonder why I do this it's the happy endings that keep me going. It's the dogs that have been abandoned that are given a second chance at a furever homes that remind me - I don't do it for me - I do it for the dogs.
The next earlier Column: Happy Tail: Gertie - 'Aggressive, No Small Children' Indeed!> Posted March 2, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer
Sugarfoot Farm Rescue

Friday morning I got up to snow all over the kitchen. It wasn't actually snow - the dogs got into a box of Kleenex and shredded them all over the place. I picked up the mess and went into the bathroom. I guess they were really bored because they did the same thing to the toilet paper. It was everywhere. I picked that up. I went outside to feed the horses. The gate hadn't been latched properly and a bunch of the dogs decided to help me feed, except their idea of help is to chase the horses all over the pasture. I'd chase them from one group of horses and they'd go chase some others. I spent most of the time feeding yelling at them. Our ponies are at the bottom of the hill. With the snow melting it made the hill very slippery. So slippery, in fact, that I slid the whole way down. After feeding the ponies I had to climb back up it. Not an easy feat. After that fiasco I went back to the house.

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2014-03-09 04:49:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Wisdom of Bunk King

Chuck Hinman: Wisdom of Bunk King. Chuck gives an example of a person with wisdom.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Now! Hear this! - Rick Stull

By Chuck Hinman

Wisdom of Bunk King

One doesn't read far in the Bible, old or new testaments, before one discovers that wisdom is to be desired and is associated with age and experience.

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2014-03-09 04:33:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Joe Cozart, Jameel Bryant: 2014 Wrestling National Champions

Lindsey Wilson finishes in fifth place in the team standings with five NAIA All-Americans
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By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

TOPEKA, KS - For the first-time in program history, Lindsey Wilson is coming home with two NAIA Wrestling National Champions in Joe Cozart and Jameel Bryant after the conclusion of the championships at the Kansas Expocentre Saturday night, March 8, 2014.

Cozart, who has been ranked No. 1 at 157 pounds all season, earned his way into the finals on Saturday night after a grueling battle in the morning session. Cozart found himself facing Quinten Hayes of Grand View (Iowa) who ranks No. 2 in the semifinal round. The pair needed extra time to decide a winner after the match was tied 4-4 after three periods. Cozart was ready from the start and took Hayes down for the win and secured a spot in the finals.

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2014-03-09 04:10:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SUNDAY with CM, March 9, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 9, 2014:
Make mistakes lessons
and, having learned all you can,
put them out of mind.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 9 March 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 908, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, March 9, 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

2014-03-09 03:56:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair Co., KY officers make trafficking arrest after traffic stop

22 year old current resident of Columbia arrested. Deputy Rainwater was assisted by Officer Johnny Dial, Officer Josh Brockman, and Deputy Adam Cravens

By Deputy Adam Cravens
Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair County Sheriff's Office made a drug trafficking arrest late Saturday night March, 8. 2014.

Deputy Aaron Rainwater observed a white Ford Focus turning onto College Park from Wright Drive without signaling and initiated the stop. Upon the traffic stop Deputy Rainwater could detect the odor of marijuana in the vehicle.

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2014-03-09 03:39:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Query: Wants more information about Winfrey family

Stephanie Winfrey Mason writes:
In doing research on my family (Winfrey), I found a reference to an article in a Columbia, KY, newspaper that said the Winfrey family was one of the earliest Kentucky families. I found your website and the article on the cemetery tour that included Fanny Winfrey. I know that the Winfrey's were in Kentucky in the early 1800s before moving into Arkansas in the 1830s. Do you have any info on the Winfrey's that you could refer me to. I was happy to see my family was a pioneer Kentucky family. William Winfrey was my ancestor who moved from Kentucky to Arkansas. He was a blacksmith. I am the 6th generation to live in Arkansas. Thank you . - Stephanie Winfrey Mason
Comments re article 62821 Silent City Cemetery Tour 2013 is Monday October 28 2013

2014-03-09 03:19:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 9
Happy Birthday, Addison Faith Gibson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Fisher (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Baker (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Camden Dwayne Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DJ Ballou | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Hancock (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Floren C. Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaxson Riley Bell (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kay Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaylee Vance (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Clark (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ramona Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Calhoun | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roxanne Yarberry Lee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Hancock (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tara Pierce | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Walter Avin Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Murphy, 77, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avin Janes, Dirigo, Adair Co., KY native (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert W. Smith, Woodstock, GA (1926-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Salyers, Casey Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Heather Davidson, Cumberland Co., KY (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ola Bright, Taylor County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Johnson Randolph, Casey Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Whitlow Klassen, Green Co., KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandy Gregory, Taylor County, KY, (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Randell Poindexter, Cumberland Co., KY (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chrystal Ree Martin Blaydes, 90, Taylor County, KY - Metcalfe County, KY, native (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. JoAnn Allison Durrett, 76, Greensburg, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mark Steven Ponder, Casey Co., KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Alfred Napper, 74, Adair County, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maymie Page Janes, 90, Adair County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harlan (Bubby) Anderson, 74, Burkesville, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Mark Tarter, 62, Dunnville, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Foster, Taylor Co., KY/McCreary Co. native (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Finis Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jordan Redmon (March 9, 1992 - July 7, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Catherine Russell Miller (March 9, 1911 - October 18, 1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Unema Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, March 9, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:27036, Comment)
10:45amCTBro. Troy Strange at Gradyville Baptist Morning Service
159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27161, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26924, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Sandy Gregory, Taylor County, KY, (1961-2014) | (ID:27159, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices in Burkesville, KY for Reed Huff, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2014) | (ID:27129, Comment)
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins. Set clocks ahead 1 hour.
Remember to check batteries in all fire alarms at this time. | (ID:27160, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26957, Comment)
6:00pmCTHigher Call will sing/Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing
at Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn RD, Knifley KY | (ID:26873, Comment)
Heaven Bound at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:27020, Comment)
Bro. Mark Bradshaw at Gradyville Baptist Evening Service
Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27162, Comment)
6:30pmCT7, 8, 10 In Concert: Feese Family/Faye Garrett, Danny Feese and Joe Feese
at Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6132 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27016, Comment)
Crossroads Quartet at Columbia Baptist, 201 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:27122, Comment)


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