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Blakey Quartet at Trinity UMC, Sun. March 23, 2014

The Blakey Quartet will be in concert at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, at 6pmCT, Sunday night, March 23, 2014 at Contact: 270-384-3259. - John Campbell

2014-03-19 19:28:34 | Comments | Printable version

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Election 2014: Lawrence Alan Burton, for Adair Co. Jailer

2014-03-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo Campaign Photo.

To Voters of Adair County, KY

I'm proud to announce my candidacy for jailer of Adair County. My name is Lawrence (Alan) Burton. I am a current employee of the Adair County Regional and have been since 1987- over 25 years. For many years now, I have contemplated running for this position and I feel the time is now, with my maturity and experience, to seek the office.

In 1987 the Jail started with one AA meeting and one church service per week. Currently it has expanded beyond anyone's imagination to include also GED, Anger Management Classes, and Celebrate Recovery.

All of these programs could not be possible without the Volunteers of Adair County, because they are the ones who actually volunteer their services and make the personal sacrifices to make these programs possible at no expense to the county.

Teamwork is the most important aspect to the operation of a properly run jail. Without teamwork, neither I nor any other individual can properly lead the organization it takes to provide a secure environment, with safe working conditions for the staff.

I will be a hands on jailer. I will be at the jail doing my duties managing the jail, but I will also work shifts - saving the county money. Taxpayers need every break they can get.

During my campaign I have had several people ask, "When are we going to get a new jail?" to which I reply, "We don't need a new jail. We need to keep this jail properly maintained."

My father was Lawrence "Gabby" Burton who served as jailer from 1982-1990. He was the last jailer in the old jail and the first in the new (current) one. My mother is Kathryn "Ma" Burton, who retired from the jail in 1998, but she continues to work part time to this day - over 32 years experience.

My brother Gene Burton and his wife, Kathy Wheeler Burton, and my niece Kisha Burton comprise the rest of my immediate family. My service as a jail employee is the longest of any employee. This experience serves me every day and will be invaluable in my service as jailer.

As your jailer I will have an open door policy to the public because I feel communication is important and the key to solving so many problems. I don't claim to be perfect, but I promise you I will never cease to take every opportunity to learn ways to improve my leadership and to make the operation of the facilities better in every way.

I believe that my experience, my dedication to being a strong leader, and my commitment to be accountable to you, the taxpayers of Adair County, will make me the right person for Jailer the next four years.

I humbly ask for your vote, for me, Lawrence (Alan) Burton, for Adair County Jailer, subject to the Republican Primary on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Lawrence (Alan) Burton
No. 4 on the ballot

Paid for by the candidate, Lawrence (Alan) Burton.

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ACSO, Columbia Police and Adair EMS respond to injury accident

Driver loses control of vehicle, which exis roadway before coming to rest on embankment

Adair County Sheriffs Office, Columbia Police Department and Adair County EMS responded to a one vehicle accident involving injuries on KY 206 around the area of Bull Run Road on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

28 Year old Ashley Turner was operating a 2005 Dodge Neon traveling towards Columbia when she exited the roadway to the left and struck an earth embankment before coming to a stop. Ms. Turner was taken by Adair County EMS to Westlake Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries sustained in the accident.

2014-03-19 17:28:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACHS Softball team hosts Russell Co., March 20, 2014

Adair County Girls Softball hosts Russell County at 5pmCT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at home at Adair County High School Softball Field, 589 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. Admission is free to all Adair County residents. Adair County is now 1-0 on the season after defeating Caverna in the season opener. Teresa Absher

2014-03-19 17:20:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Non Smoking Policy at ACHS

Betty writes:
I thought there was a no smoking policy at ACHS but apparently it is not enforced.

My son goes to the high school. He told me the stall doors have been removed from the bathrooms upstairs because of the kids smoking. He also told me that the downstairs bathrooms are locked and you have to ask a teacher for the key. He doesn't want to use the upstairs bathroom because their are no doors on the stalls and he hates to ask someone for a key to go to the bathroom every time he has to go.

There should be a way to enforce the no smoking policy without having to lock the bathroom doors and taking the doors off of the stalls. --Betty

2014-03-19 12:09:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LWC Baseball hosts Embry-Riddle at Egnew today, Mar. 19, 2014

LWC Baseball hosts Embry-Riddle (FL) at 3pmCT, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Egnew Park inside Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. - Charles Balcom

2014-03-19 11:29:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Elder, Roberts and Cummings earn WBCA All-America honors

Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders are the only sophomore and freshmen to receive the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-America honorable mention award. Elder is a sophomore from Lebanon, KY; Roberts is from Radcliff, KY, and Cummings, is from Glasgow, KY

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Bre Elder, Chanel Roberts and Jamie Cummings have been named to the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA) All-America Team - Honorable Mention, the WBCA announced on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

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2014-03-19 11:26:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Why things are turning out the way they are

Revelation: The interesting times we've lived in explained.

By Patricia Hadley

Please post James E. Bennett's birthday on March 19. He was born in 1960, and he and our intrepid neighbor Miss Vicky Pike (March 17, 1960), were in the Taylor County Hospital nursery at the same time.

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2014-03-19 09:54:07 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Boys Basketball banquet honors another great Indian team

Click on headline for all awards and honorees; photo(s)

Special to

The ACHS boy's basketball team held their awards banquet at Lindsey Wilson College's Cranmer Dining Center on Tuesday night, March 18, 2014.

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2014-03-19 09:24:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

E/MC Chamber forming 2014 Pumpkin Festival Committee

Pumpkin Festival will be Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce would like to form a Pumpkin Festival Committee to plan and conduct this year's event which will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The festival needs to be updated so that it will continue to grow! If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the Chamber Office, 109 West Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. at 270-432-3222 or email - Gaye Shaw, Executive Director

2014-03-19 08:57:36 | Comments | Printable version

2014 Farmer's Market on the Square has openings for vendors

Contact Barbara Armitage, Farmer's Market on the Square Association at 270-250-2979 for detailed information on market guidelines and requirements, fees and an application. Reserve your space now - don't delay spaces are limited and are filling fast.

By Barbara Armitage

Columbia's Farmer's Market on the Square will be opening soon and we hope that you'll be a part of it.

If you are interested in becoming a vender several informational meetings have been scheduled for your convenience. Please join us at the Court House Annex Building, 424 Public Square (basement meeting room) Columbia, KY, on any of the following days/times to learn more about being a part of the Farmer's Market on the Square.
  • Thursday March 20, 2014 at 5:30pmCT
  • Thursday March 27, 2014 at 10:00amCT
  • Monday March 31, 2014, at 5:30pmCT
Columbia's newest farmer's market - the Farmer's Market on the Square is a Saturday only market located in the heart of historic Columbia featuring Kentucky grown fruits and vegetables, chicken, beef and pork, handcrafted cheeses, jams and salsas, and home baked breads and cakes.

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2014-03-19 08:32:49 | Comments | Printable version

Jesus Walk being organized for epic Good Friday event

Jesus Walk (Romans 1:16-17) - The Jesus Walk will be a 10 mile journey from the City Parking Lot at the NW Corner of Campbellsville Street and Merchant Street, around the square, up Jamestown hill, to Bomar Heights, turning left toward Wal-Mart on 61 South and ending at Sparksville Baptist Church. It is estimated to take 4-5 hours to complete. We will meet Good Friday, April 18, 8:30amCT, at the city parking lot, beside the Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and begin the walk at 9amCT.
Volunteers are need now: Contact John or Jill England 270-217-5118; Teresa Stotts 270-378-5522; Phillip Stotts 270-866-0993 or Donnie Beard 270-634-3997.

By Jill England

Fellow Brothers and Sisters of Christ Jesus:

One of our sister's, Teresa Stotts, was divinely inspired to have a visual witness this Easter season, that would revive the hearts of Jesus' followers and impact those who are lost, to understand God's great love for us all. She suggested the Jesus Walk.

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2014-03-19 08:17:56 | Comments | Printable version

Information arriving about Mystery Photo

Frances Salyers writes:
Jason Cowan called me yesterday and said his sister called him and said him and his Brother and Mother were in a picture on ColumbiaMagazine, but I didn't get names. He said he will call me later and talk more. I wish they would comment on here and tell the names and History about this picture. --Frances Salyers
Comments re photo 53993 Mystery Picture Found Family Photo

2014-03-19 08:08:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

The weather today: Gusty

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued a Special Weather Statement with Hazardous Weather Outlook for at 2:29amCT/3:29aamET, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, which says, in part:
Read the current: NWS Watches, Warnings & Advisories for our area.

2014-03-19 05:21:34 | Comments | Printable version

LW Singers to give Spring Homecoming Concert Thursday night

Concert will last approximately one hour and will feature pieces one would hear in a cathedral, contemporary, and Christian beliefs traditional pieces, such as 'Alas! and Did My Saviour Bleed?' which, LWC Freshman singer Carolyn Laux of Louisville, KY, notes, 'Fits well with the Lenten Season.'
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By Duane Bonifer

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College Singers went West earlier this month, and area residents can hear all about it Thursday night. The Lindsey Wilson Singers will give their annual "Spring Homecoming Concert" at 7pmCT Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. It is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of LWC Associate Professor of Music Gerald Chafin, the 31-member choral ensemble toured last week throughout Colorado and New Mexico, where they performed at several churches as well as the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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2014-03-19 04:25:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, March 19, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 19, 2014:
Get it over with,
being made to miss the fun
is worst punishment.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 19 March 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 918, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, March 16, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting Search Box for to find your family members in Veterans List
The family search for Veterans has been a very popular feature on since it was started. There are more than 600 local families represented on our List of Adair County Veterans. You can find them easily.
Just enter your last name in the box, and press enter.
We'd like to thank everyone, including our sponsors, who help us maintain this list of veterans from Adair County, Kentucky, and we welcome your additions and corrections at

2014-03-19 03:50:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 19
Happy Birthday, Brett Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooke Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Pence Chowning | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley England | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James E. "Jimmy" Bennett (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lawrence "Alan" Burton (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Barnes (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lois Piercy (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maggie Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Morgan Lynn Spoon (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Popplewell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Ussery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tommy Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Butler, 62, Adair Co. KY (d. May 28, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Wilson, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Marie Thomas, infant, Campellsville, KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Boyce Workman Greensburg, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Vada McQueary Taulman Adair Co., KY native (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul E. Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Curtis Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Hunt Nelson, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dulcie Mae Slinker Tucker, Green Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Silas, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. White, Taylor County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Piercy, 90, Adair County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merlin Boyd Harrison, Campbellsville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Amos Keith (Big O) Scott, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Lynn Hardwick Burton, Adair Co., KY (1958-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Rainwater, 90, Casey County, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Lee Crump Scott, Green County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susanne Jolly LaFond, 60, Adair Co., KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Smith Thompson, 67, at Russell County, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dalton Coffey, Adair County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy (Dottie) Phillips, 88, Casey Co., KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geraldine Vera Whittle, Metcalfe Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Paul Caldwell, 79, Green Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina E. Rubarts, 93, Casey County, KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Baker, 68, Russell Springs, KY, Adair native (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avon Cundiff, 84, Taylor Co., KY, Adair native (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl (Smokey) Williamson, 66, Casey County, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Keith Wooley, Elk Horn, KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David Allen West, 27, Cincinnati, Ohio (1989-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Constance A. Wilson Dubray, Summer Shade, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clell Lane, Casey County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Eula Maxine Cheatham Lasley Maddox, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1925-2017 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Absher | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 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:26998, Comment)
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: Five (5) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-four (44) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-two (22) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eight (8) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One Hundred (100) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:27264, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:27061, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:27065, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26934, Comment)
12:05pmCTLenten Service, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. Host churches, Columbia-Union Presbyterian, Eunice Church of God, Good Shepherd Catholic, Praise Assembly - message by Bro. Darrell Treece (Full Lenten Service Calendar/Details) | (ID:27117, Comment)
1:00pmCTCelebration of Life service, Columbia, KY, for Hilda Jean Ellis, 79, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (ID:27230, Comment)
Burial, Columbia, KY, for Cordell George Campbell, 90, Adair Co., KY (d. Mar. 16, 2014) | (ID:27255, 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:26723, Comment)
LWC Baseball hosts Embry-Riddle at Egnew Park
Inside Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27271, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:27069, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26967, Comment)
6:30pmCT A Woman after God's Own Heart study starting at Columbia Baptist Church | (ID:27123, Comment)
7:00pmCTCU Women's Basketball vs. Southern Polytechnic (GA) in NAIA 1st round
at Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. | (ID:27204, Comment)


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