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LW Women's Track & Field finishes 3rd at own invitational

Campbellsville University 1st with 119 points; Georgetown 2nd with 91; Lindsey Wilson 3rd with 80 points. Reini Brickson earned a national "A" standard en route to winning the race walk event
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By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson women's outdoor track and field turned in a third-place finish at a cold and rainy Lindsey Wilson College Invitational on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Blue Raider Stadium.

The Blue Raiders finished with 80 total team points on the day while Campbellsville (KY) finished first with 119 points and Georgetown (KY) took second with 91 total points.


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2014-03-29 19:01:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Significant survival: Little building which withstood 1997 tornado

The rest of the story is almost a 'that our flag was still there' moment. The little building, itself, was a symbol our Democray - it was then the polling place for the Cane Valley precinct

Cathy Luttrell writes:
To the best of my memory, the residents of Cane Valley used this building for voting purposes. I'm sure many people can remember standing in line to get in that little space to cast their vote. It was used up until the time our precinct pollin place was finally moved to town, to Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. There, finally we had heat and air conditioning and bathrooms available (only a port-a-potty was available near the little building) and finally, we didn't have to stand outside in the cold or rain. - Cathy Luttrell
Comments re photo 54132 March 28 1997 Tornado damage at Cane Valley KY

2014-03-29 17:26:01 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's Track & Field takes 1st Place at own Invitational

Lindsey Wilson had 104 Total Team Points; Georgetown, 2nd, had 98; and Campbellsville University, 3rd, finished with 91 points. John-Paul Williamson, Carmetrick Ross, Ben Graham and Austin Childress all turned in first place finishes
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By Charlie Balcom
Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com

COLUMBIA, KY A cold and rainy day could not stop the Lindsey Wilson men's outdoor track and field team from taking home a first-place finish at the Lindsey Wilson College Invitational on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Blue Raider Stadium.


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2014-03-29 16:40:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

JIM: Russell Co. History -The Bloodless Battle of Russell Springs

A Christmas story, a civil war re-enactment of sorts, of adult boys 'war' with both kinds of real arms - roman candles AND firecrackers - was not only the talk of Russell County, but made headlines in the Adair County News in Columbia, too. Headliners in the affray were Gen. J. C. Popplewell, Gen. R.G. Woods Lieut. Gen. Cleo Shirrill, Sgt. Avery Stephens, Col. Levy Smith, Gen. Welby Absher, and Col. Hale. A fascinating and true page out of Russell County history re-discovered and carefully edited by JIM, self-exiled in his own Elba - in a place called 'Ohio,' wherever that is.
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by JIM

One of the lesser-known aspects of Russell County history is the Bloodless Battle of Russell Springs, fought a few days before Christmas fivescore and six years ago - a tale fraught with surprise attacks, strategic retreats, arms negotiations, and conflict unresolved. An account of the affray appeared in the <Adair County News bearing the date December 25, 1907:

"Great events cast their shadows before them. So the shadow of Christmas was thrown over the little town of Russell Springs last night so dark that the superstitious persons of the town were up till midnight listening for Gabriel to 'toot' his trumpet.


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2014-03-29 15:30:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Ruby Mae Eldridge, 66, Edmonton, KY (d. Mar. 28, 2014)

She was the daughter of the late Benton and Ester Strode Vibbert. She was the widow of Kenneth Eldridge. She leaves 17 direct living descendants.
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Ruby Mae Eldridge age 66 of Edmonton died Friday, March 28, 2014 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Monday, March 31, 2014, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery in Monroe County, KY. Visitation will be 4:30pm-8pmCT, Sunday and after 9amCT, Monday, March 31, 2013, at the funeral home.


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2014-03-29 12:12:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bennett Insurance Group open house now underway

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Bennett Insurance Group is having an open house/customer appreciation event today, Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10amCT to 2pmCT at the new office location, 4295 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY just 1 1/4 miles south of Walmart. Kenneth Bryant is grilling hamburgers, hotdogs, and the fixings. Owners Mike and Debbie Bennett, agents Jeff and Barbara Nokes, staff members Vickie Bryant and Crystal Taylor, along with Jacob and Joseph Sneed invite everyone to come out, see the new facility, and have lunch on them.


2014-03-29 11:33:29 | Comments | Printable version

Large crowd at today's LWC Track & Field Invitational

Despite rain, large crowd is at Blue Raider Stadium this morning

LWC Track and Field hosts Lindsey Wilson College Invitational today, at 8amCT until approximatly 4pmCT, Saturday, March 28, 2014, at Blue Raider Stadium inside the Lindsey Wilson Sports park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, Ky. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.

The following teams are competing:
Campbellville University, Berea College, Midway College, Georgetown College, St. Catherine College, Bethel University, Lane College, Kentucky Wesleyan University, Tennessee Wesleyan University, Asbury University, Spring Arbor University.
Lindsey officials are expecting between 700-1,000 out-of-town visitors for the event. Admission is $3 or non-LWC students; $5 for general admission adults. Lindsey Wilson Track and Field coach is Jermaine Gordon.


2014-03-29 09:36:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Janie Woodrum, Casey County, KY (1926-2014)

She was a native of Liberty, KY, and a resident at the time of her death. She was the widow of Olis Woodrum, and the mother of Melvin Woodrum of Science Hill, KY. She was a housewife
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Janie Woodrum, age 87, of Liberty, KY passed away on Thursday March 27, 2014, at the Liberty Care Center, Liberty, KY.

Graveside Services will be held 12pmCT/1pmET, Saturday March 29, 2014 at Clearview Cemetery. Burial will be in the Clearview Cemetery.


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2014-03-29 08:25:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Vernie Mae Williams Seaborne, Taylor Co, KY (d. Mar. 25, 2014)

Vernie Mae Williams Seaborne, 92, widow of Coakley D. Seaborne, Sr, of Campbellsville, KY died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. A Taylor County native, she was a daughter of the late Thompson and Addie Holmes Williams. Vernie was a member of the Bowman Street Separate Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2pmET. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, where visitation was held on Thursday. Burial is in Callahan Cemetery, Feathersburg, Adair County, KY.


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2014-03-29 08:17:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mrs. Betty Frances Tucker Curry, Green County, KY (1934-2014)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Green Hill Baptist Church. She was past Worthy Matron at the Order of the Eastern Star, President of the Veteran of Foreign War Auxiliary, Girl Scout Leader & Cub Scout Leader, and President of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a native Green Countian and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Castle Tucker and Ada Kate Judd Tucker. Her marriage to the Rev. Stanley Thurston Curry endured over 33 years until his death in 1982. She leaves a very large, highly regarded number of living descendants spanning 3 generations.
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Mrs. Betty Frances Tucker Curry, 80, of Greensburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Betty Curry will be conducted at 2pmCT, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Brooks-Pierce Cemetery in Green County. Bro. Daryl Jessie and Bro. Carlos Compton will be officiating. Visitation is requested 3pm-8pmCT, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Sunday until time of the funeral service.


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2014-03-29 08:05:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Audrey Arlyene Pedigo Perkins, Summer Shade, KY (1920-2014)

She was a native of the Wisom Community of Metcalfe County, KY, and a resident of Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Roxie Hurt Pedigo. She was the widow of the late Denzil Ray Perkins. She was a housewife and a member of the Hickory College Church of Christ.
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Audrey Arlyene Pedigo Perkins, age 93, of Summer Shade, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at T J Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY. Burial will be in The Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday, March 29 at 2pmCT, at the funeral home.


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2014-03-29 07:41:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Oldham Co. is healthiest in KY; Adair is 48th, report says

Commonwealth will Be highlighted as part of Annual Assessment of County Health Rankings just issued by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/countyhealthrankings.org
Green County is the healthiest county in the CM 7-County Area, according to the report. The report showed these rankings for the for Adair and surrounding counties. Green County, at 32nd of 120 Counties, was best; followed by Russell 38, Taylor 42, Adair 48, Casey 78, Metcalfe 88, and Cumberland 107

From Kentucky State Government news service

Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).


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2014-03-29 06:10:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Benefit for Michelle Murrell at Purdy SBC, on April 12, 2014

By Debbie Curry

There will be a benefit for Michelle Murrell, 4pm-7pmCT, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the fellowship hall by Purdy Separate Baptist Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. There will be live music by local artists such as: The Goodins, Sharon Payne, and Yulanda Bradshaw, just to name a few. There will be food provided by Stacey Hatcher. You are invited to bring your family and friends to uplift and support our sister during this time. In the event you are unable to attend, there has been an account set up at the Bank of Columbia in Michelle Murrell's name. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Please come join us for an evening of food, fellowship, and fun! Contact: Debbie Curry at 270-634-2469. Hope to see you there and God bless you all!


2014-03-29 04:56:59 | Comments | Printable version

Auditions for 2014 Theatrefest! May 4-5, 2014

Auditions for Theatrefest! production for 'The Sound of Music' will be 6pmCT Sunday, May 4, and 6pmCT Monday, May 5, 2014, in Lindsey Wilson College's V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY. At the auditions, area residents will be required to perform a song a capella. It is also preferred that they perform a prepared monologue.

By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Southcentral Kentucky's regional summer drama program is looking for area residents to help make the region's hills come alive with music in July.


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2014-03-29 04:39:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Barnett's Creek UMC Meet & Greet has growing list of candidates

Forum on April 26, 2014 will be just 24 days before primary election day. A Spaghetti Dinner will be served; donations accepted to benefit the Church

By Bro. Barry Bradshaw

Would you like to know "Who's Who" in the political atmosphere? Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church, 1338 Barnett's Creek Road, Pellyton, KY, will host a Political Meet & Greet with the local candidates on Saturday April 26, 2014, 5pmCT til-???. Already, the following candidates have confirmed they will be there::


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2014-03-29 04:14:49 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM, March 29, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 29, 2014:
We are more content
when our opinions are heard
before choosers choose.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 29 March 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 928, in progress



Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, March 23, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting
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2014-03-29 03:55:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Views from bus on Bardstown Road were awesome

And she remembers when flood roads forced turnback to Louisville

Pattie McClister writes:
In the early 70s I rode the bus home every weekend we came the back way down Bardstown Road the view was awesome and the food in the Miller Hotel was so good.Those were the good ole days. I remember 1 time the roads were flooded so we had to turn around and go back to Louisville pictures sure bring up some good memories - Pattie
Comments re photo 54102 Favorite old photo Greyhound stop Columbia 1968 by Jimmie Lowe Cravens, from Larry Smith collection


2014-03-29 03:49:14 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 29
| (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chad and Cara Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Frank and Darlene Burke (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Willma and Steve Firkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Birdwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carah Dell Hatcher (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carole Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Potts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Don Franklin, Jr. (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennielynn Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maye Rexroat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tommy Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachery Thomas (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brennen Xavier Contreras Taylor Co., KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Jean Thompson, Adair Co. native (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Flint Alexander, Cumberland Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hattie Henson Hudson, Casey Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Paul Osborne, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherri L. Eads, Liberty, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darlene Brandenburg, Knifley, Adair Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daphon Tucker, Russell Springs, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis E. (Joe) Clements, Casey County, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Peck, 86, Russell County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 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:26985, Comment)
8:00amCT LWC Track & Field Invitational
at Blue Raider Stadium inside the Lindsey Wilson SportsPark, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, Ky. | (ID:27406, Comment)
10:00amCT(Ad) Open House/Customer Appreciation: Bennett Insurance Group - B.I.G.
We're grilling Hamburgers, Hotdogs and the Fixings! Have Lunch on Us!
Bennett Insurance Group, 4295 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27374, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Maerene Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (ID:27376, Comment)
Services, State Street Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY,
for Robert (Bobby) Blackwell, Jr., Adair Co., KY (d. Mar. 23, 2014) | (ID:27380, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26946, Comment)
Services, Casey County, KY, for Janie Woodrum, Casey County, KY (1926-2014) | (ID:27404, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for H.B. Carey, Metcalfe County, KY (d. March 25, 2014) | (ID:27372, Comment)
Services, Barnett Creek, KY, for Celestine Nina Rich, Bowling Green, KY (1924-2014) | (ID:27375, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Albert Mann, Adair County, KY (1926-2014) | (ID:27386, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Paul Edward Mosby, 65, Metcalfe County, KY (d. Mar. 25, 2014) | (ID:27378, Comment)
4:00pmCTGospel singing/soup supper at Purdy Church benefits RFL (Donations only)
Fellowship Hall next to Purdy Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27234, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26978, Comment)
Movie night at Cane Valley Baptist
3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY in the Cane Valley community | (ID:27368, Comment)
6:30pmCTBeechgrove Separate Baptist Church revival is March 26 through 29, 2014
Beechgrove Separate Baptist Church, 2456 Hwy 900, Glensfork community of Adair Co., KY | (ID:27342, Comment)

 






















 
 
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