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Maranda McGail Young, Adair County, KY (1967-2014)

She was a native of Burkesville, KY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of her death. She leaves 2 direct living descendants
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Maranda McGail Young, 47, of Columbia, KY, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral services will be, Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12pm noon CT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Hadley officiating. Burial in Loy Family Cemetery, 6510 Fairplay Road, Fairplay, KY. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Monday, March 17, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-03-15 18:46:59 | Comments | Printable version

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Kasey Blue celebrates part of 3rd Birthday at political event

2014-03-15 - 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener. Kasey Blue Edward Kessler is three years old today, Saturday, March 15, 2014, and he was closing out his big day at the Adair County Sportsmen Club's "Old fashioned Handshaking, Back Slappin, Baby Kissin, Political Get Together Fish Fry" - with his father, Eddie Kessler, and mother, back to camera , Tiffany Hadley Kessler, electioneering for Matt Bevin. Lots of Kasey Blue fans think he could have whatever office he might choose. The family was part of a very large crowd attending the stump speaking. Candidates in attendance were each allowed to make brief talks from the stump.
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Happy Ending: Loving home found for Max the Manx Cat

Kathryn Miller writes:
I am delighted to say I have found a good loving home for Max. --Kathryn Miller
About: (Ad) Adorable - Max the male Manx cat free to a good home

2014-03-15 18:46:08 | Comments | Printable version

Travel: Crash clean-up slows SB 1-65 near Smith's Grove

By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

(March 15, 2014: 5:33pmCT) - A multivehicle crash from this afternoon on I65 southbound just north of the Smith's Grove exit continues to create travel problems through South-Central Kentucky.

Traffic on I-65 is moving slowly at the scene, with the left shoulder open for vehicles to pass through. Traffic backup on the interstate is also creating high volume and congestion on US 31W north of the crash site. Motorists are urged to be patient along the corridor and local motorists should use caution, especially at intersections along US 31W.

Cleanup continues and is estimated to last another 2 hours. After the scene is clear, it will take time for congestion to dissipate.

2014-03-15 18:39:51 | Comments | Printable version

Hilda Jean Ellis, 79, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014)

She was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was a member of a highly regarded family centered around the Dunnville community of Casey County, KY. She was a member of Egypt Christian Church in Adair County and retired from Fruit of the Loom.

Hilda Jean Ellis, 79, of Jamestown, KY, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5:40pmCT, at the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY.

A celebration of the life of Hilda Jean Ellis will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-03-15 16:25:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mr. Donell Lewis York, 83, Columbia, KY (d. March 14, 2014)

He was the patriarch of a respected Cumberland County family with strong ties in Burkesville, Campbellsville, Columbia, KY and elsewhere. His wife, Martha Jane Dyer York, survives. He leaves 8 direct and 1 step living descendants.

Mr. Donell Lewis York, age 83, of Columbia, Kentucky passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Funeral services for Donell Lewis York will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the White Hill Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. The family will receive friends after 6pmCT on Sunday, March 16, 2014 until the funeral hour on Monday.

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2014-03-15 16:05:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Billie Russell, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2014)

She was a native of Green County, KY and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Robert Cox and Cliffee Wright Cox, and the widow of Harold Cleveland Russell, her husband of over 47 years. She leaves eight direct living descendants. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Campbellsville, KY

Billie Russell, 74, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 9:26pmET, Friday, March 14, 2014 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY.

The funeral services is at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, Bro. Adam Russell. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY.

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2014-03-15 15:47:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Is Columbia the next Trail Town - USA?

Anyone of the Trail Town Initiative meeting attendees can be asked about more details. Those on the sign-in sheet at Thursday's initial start-up meeting were: Holly and Charles Grimsley, Ellen Zornes, Brenda Mann, Linda Waggener, Jelaine Harlow, Sue Stivers, Tracy Aaron, Kelly Caldwell, Susan Loy, Lee Ann Jessie, Barry and Mary Ann Loy, Ted Caldwell, Jerry Holt, Jackie and Rebecca Montgomery, Sharon Burton, Joel Peterson, Steve Chundy, Ann Young and Chris Schmidt.
Trail Towns mentioned in this story:
  • Livingston, KY, is 1hr. 19 minutes from Downtown Columbia, KY, according to Google Map
  • Damascus, VA is 4 hr. 33 minutes from Downtown Columbia, KY, according to Google Map

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By Linda Waggener

Twenty-two Adair Countians turned out Thursday evening to hear Elaine Wilson, Director of Kentucky Adventure Tourism, speak on the development of Trail Towns.

Leadership areas represented in the meeting included local tourism, Lindsey Wilson College, Adair and Russell County Health Departments, media, Rotary, Parks and Recreation, City Council, Adair County High School, library, downtown businesses, Holmes Bend Boat Dock and interested citizens.

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2014-03-15 10:19:43 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM, March 15, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 15, 2014:
When bad blocks your view,
peek around it to see good
and keep upper hand.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 15 March 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 914, 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

2014-03-15 03:58:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair Co. Sheriff's Office investigating burglary in Chance area

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By Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Adam Cravens

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a burglary in the Chance area which occurred in late February. This image was taken from a motion camera by the owner of the property on February 26, 2014, and the female's identity is currently unknown. She is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation; if anyone believes they know her identity please notify The Adair Sheriff's Office by dispatch 270-384-6464 or the office directly Monday through Friday, 8am-4pmCT, 270-384-2776.

2014-03-15 03:31:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 15
Happy Birthday, Bobby Pelston (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dolly Bragg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jewell Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kasey Blue Edward Kessler (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kellye Held | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristi Loy Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roger McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Russell Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Myrtle Shearer Butler, 88, Adair Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Pendleton (March 15, 1927-January 26, 2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Warren, Casey Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Gupton Beard, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Isabell Bernard, Russell Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William A. Farmer, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Fred Serra, Jr., Glasgow, KY, formerly of Burkesville, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. J.W. (Bill) Edwards, Green Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Edward Parmley, Cumberland Co., KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marybelle Godbey, Casey Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby L. Davis, Green County, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny D. Grant | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:26983, Comment)
11:00amCTDoubleheader: ACHS Baseball hosts Southwestern Pulaski County
Adair County Fans get in FREE
at Adair County High School Baseball Field, 326 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:27227, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26930, Comment)
4:00pmCTFISH FRY. Candidate forum. Auction at VFW Post
Fun for the entire family. Proceeds help host, The Adair County Sportsmen's Club. at the VFW Building, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. (Paid Adv.) | (ID:27225, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26963, Comment)
6:30pmCTYouth revival March 14-16, 2014 with Bro. Drew Eastes
at Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road, Adair County, KY | (ID:27165, Comment)


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