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Columbia City Council Meeting, April 7, 2014 meeting

Council hears rousing talks from Chief Jason Cross on drug problem and his vow that "It's got to stop, and it will stop; from Ellen Zornes and Holly Grimlsey on the Trail Town initiative; and from Barbara Armitage on the huge success of the Farmers Market on the Square
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By Ed Waggener

What promised to be a routine meeting of the Columbia City Council Monday, April 7, 2014, turned out to be one its most eventful ones, with rousing presentations by Chief Jason Cross, advocating for the police department and outlining his force's Operation Spring Cleanup aimed at taking out the drug traffickers in Columbia; from Ellen Zornes and Holly Grimsley, presenting the Trail Town USA program aimed at a more active community and increased tourism; and from Barbara Armstrong, seeking greater involvement in the Farmers Market on the Square (FM2) entering its second year with promise of an even greater success than it's $250,000 inaugural year provided.

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2014-04-08 18:26:47 | Comments | Printable version

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Joseph Benjamin (Big Ben) Campbell, Lebanon, KY (1959-2014)

2014-04-08 - 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from L.R. Petty Funeral Home.

Joseph Benjamin (Big Ben) Campbell, Lebanon, KY (1959-2014)

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Joseph Benjamin (Big Ben) Campbell, Lebanon, KY (1959-2014)

He earned his living as a farmer in Washington County, KY; he loved being outside, breathing fresh air and gardening with his wife Dottie. Mr. Campbell had professed faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith.
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Mr. Joseph Benjamin "Big Ben" Campbell, of Lebanon, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was 55 years of age.

Per Mr. Campbell's wishes, there will not be a funeral service held. Instead, the family will conduct a picnic in his honor at a later date.

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2014-04-08 17:13:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Russ Walker wins Peabody Award; is finalist For the IRE Medal

He's a graduate of Adair County High School and Vanderbilt University

News has reached Columbia that Russell H. Walker, Jr., a member of the Walker family of Adair County and graduate of Adair County High School and Vanderbilt University, has been awarded one of forty six George Foster Peabody Awards in Electronic Journalism awarded for work done in 2013. Russ currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he works as a managing editor for a team of investigative journalists in the news department of KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in the Seattle area.

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2014-04-08 16:12:32 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Fiscal Court announces two days of free tipping

Judge Executive Ann Melton and the Adair County Fiscal Court are proud to offer a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Adair County to dispose of unwanted items and materials on 7am-3pmCT, Friday, May 2, 2014 and on Satuday, May 3, 2014, 7am-12pmCT, at the Mid-State Transfer Station, 877 L Willis Road, Columbia, KY, Phone 270-384-6014.

These items will not be accepted:
Tires, hazardous material, dirt, concrete, rocks, stacks lumber, steel cables, burning barrels, capacitors, tanks (acetylene, oxygen, propane)
Note: Paint will be accepted only if it has been dried with either sand and/or cat litter.

Personnel will be on-site to help with unloading

Contact: Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's office, Suite 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, during normal business hours, 8am-4pmCT, Monday-Friday, 270-384-4703.

2014-04-08 15:45:44 | Comments | Printable version

Sheryl Nadine Skinner, Russell Co., KY (1949-2014)

She was a native of Christian County, IL, and a resident of Russell Co., KY, at the time of her death. She was the widow of Sherman Leon Skinner. She leaves 27 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker
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Sheryl Nadine Skinner, 65, of Russell Springs, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral service for Sheryl Nadine Skinner will be at 1pmCT, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY. Burial will be in Russell Springs City Cemetery. Visitation is 5pm-9pmET, at the funeral home.

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2014-04-08 15:10:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Emorys Chapel Church will hold fundraiser for mission trip

There will be a fundraiser at Emorys Chapel Church, 1830 Hwy 1952, Chance, Adair County, KY, 5pm-7pmCT, Saturday, April 19, 2014, for Elisabeth Smith's mission trip to Dominican Republic We will be serving lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread & desserts for a donation. We will also have several silent auctions including cakes and various items. Bro. Bobby Withers & congregation invite everyone to come help Elisabeth & sponsor her as she goes out to do the work God has chosen her to do. - Lesa Withers

2014-04-08 14:43:17 | Comments | Printable version

Public Notice: re - Federal Programs, Adair Co. KY School District

Pursuant to federal regulation, there will be a meeting for any persons interested in information about the various Federal Programs offered through the Adair County School District. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1pmCT in the board room of the Adair County Board of Education at 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. For more information contact John Shelley at 384-2476.

2014-04-08 14:34:46 | Comments | Printable version

CJE Ann Melton announces E-Scrap Recycling

Free Drop Program sponsored by Adair County Judge Ann Melton and the Adair County Fiscal Court.

There will be free E-Scrap recycling for Adair Countians, 7am-3pmCT, Monday-Friday, May 5-9, and 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Adair County Recycling Center, 62 Service Road, Columbia, KY. Contact: 270-384-4703 or 270-378-0782.
Items which will be accepted include: CPUs/towers, computer monitors, printers, answering machines, camcorders, cameras, electric typewriters, radios, microwaves, gaming consoles/controllers, laptops, peripherals, keyboards, speakers, copiers. Telephone systems: cellphones, docking stations, pagers, remote controls, fax/copy machines, and sealed batteries.
There will be someone on site to assist anyone needing help unloading their e-scrap. - Lisa Greer, Administrative Assistant, CJE's office, Suite 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

2014-04-08 13:05:45 | Comments | Printable version

Billy Rowe, Columbia, KY elected VP, American Dairy Association

Dairy farming is an honest profession that makes a tremendous contribution to the good health and overall well-being of individuals,I strive, everyday, to protect our land, our cows and our milk. - BILLY ROWE

By Denise Jones
Columbia, KY - Retired Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) Board of Director, Billy Rowe was recently elected vice president of the American Association of Kentucky board.

Rowe is a second-generation dairy farmer and has owned and operated Rowe Farms, Inc. in Columbia for more than 20 years, in partnership with his son, Freddy. The Rowes milk 212 cows and farm 500 acres of land.

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2014-04-08 12:44:42 | Comments | Printable version

Unsealed: Feb. 28, 2014 Adair Co. KY Grand Jury indictments

The Adair County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Columbia, KY, returned 18 indictments against the following individuals on February 28, 2014. Warrants have been served and the indictments were unsealed today, April 8, 2014, as follows:

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2014-04-08 11:27:06 | Comments | Printable version

Build a Book program at ACPC April 15, 2014

By Paula Garrison

Build a Book will be held for Adair County Primary Center students on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5-6:30pmCT, at Adair County Primary Center's cafeteria, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. You will have the opportunity to create a book with your child(ren) that your family will always treasure. There is no charge for this event. Lindsey Wilson College students from Mrs. Arnold's Children's Literature class will be assisting in making these treasured books. Sponsored by Title I, Family Resource Center, and 21st CCLC Camp Casey with assistance from Mrs. Arnold and LWC Children's Literature class. --Paula Garrison

2014-04-08 10:01:23 | Comments | Printable version

Beshear announces launch of KY auto industry association

Organization to tackle industry challenges, opportunities; elevate state's position as a leader in the global auto industry. With more than 1.2 million vehicles produced in 2013, Kentucky ranks third overall in light vehicle production and first per capita. Kentucky's 460 motor vehicle-related establishments employ nearly 82,000 people. In the past five years, nearly 300 motor vehicle-related projects have been announced statewide, representing more than 17,600 new jobs and $4 billion in new investment. Kentucky's motor vehicle exports a record $5.5 billion last year.

By Joe Hall
News from Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 7, 2014) -To make the Commonwealth an even more prominent automotive powerhouse, Governor Steve Beshear is bringing together Kentucky auto manufacturers, suppliers and supporting entities to create the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.

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2014-04-08 05:28:39 | Comments | Printable version

Native American Style Powwow to be held in Edmonton, KY

Native American Style Powwow, will start at 10amCT, Saturday, at 1pmCT Sunday , May 17-18, 2014 @the Harris Powwow Grounds 464 William Judd Road, Edmonton, KY. Contact Martha Harris 270-432-3295 --Martha Harris

2014-04-08 04:47:23 | Comments | Printable version

Mt. Carmel UMC to host its largest ever Easter Passion Play

Play has been revised by director, Jane Richerson. It was originally written by former pastor Marvin Janes, now in 10th year will be largest ever. Over 60 participants from many churches, including host Mt. Carmel and , Cane Valley Baptist, Cane Valley Christian, Plum Point Baptist, Elkhorn Baptist and New Hope Separate Baptist Church

By Jeana Pike

In spirit of the Easter season, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY will host a Passion Play on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7pmCT/ 8pmET. Prelude music will begin at 6:40pmCT/7:40pmET. If there is an overflow crowd at the 7pmCT/8pmET performance of our play, and everyone can't get in, we will have a second presentation at 9pmCT/10pmET.

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2014-04-08 04:25:27 | Comments | Printable version

Today, TUESDAY with CM, April 8, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 8, 2014:
The greater surprise
puts the lesser out of mind
when one must act now.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 8 April 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 938, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, April 6, 2014, 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

2014-04-08 04:00:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Daffodils are a favorite thing at Magnolia House

Linda Lewis writes:
I love flowers, and daffodils are one of my favorites. Nothing heralds spring the way they do. Columbia Magazine photography made mine look dazzling! Thank you. --Linda Lewis
Comments re photo 54232 Smilemaker Suncatcher at Magnolia House B B

2014-04-08 03:57:26 | Comments | Printable version

Knowing Joe Spires still here makes somewhat Spaniard smile

Richard Hovious writes:
Ed, haven't seen Joe Spires in the last 66 years but knowing that he is still there and has retained his humor makes me smile! - Richard Hovious, Knifleyan now living in Spain
Comments re article 66487 Ralph Waggener A List of people who Make You Smile

2014-04-08 03:54:45 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 8
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Charlotte Ollestad | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, William and Jamie Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Darrell Overstreet | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Virginia Ponser "Ginny" Flanagan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Azlynn Moore (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Kennedy Aaron (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Pamela Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Reeder | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristin Goodin Hildabrand | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Parnell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Jackson (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trey Garmon (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Edwin (Tootie) Tarter, Adair Co., KY (1929-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ceoda (Jack) Keltner, Adair Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Marie Turner, Adair Co., KY (1946-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Richardson, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ovaline HadleyThornsberry, Adair Co., KY native (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Wilson, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Hayes, Taylor County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ermel Wilson, Russell County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Faye Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella Mae Mann, 89, Adair County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred (Millie) Mae Wilson Cravens, 73, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Margaret (Harrison) Perkins, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Ray Rucker, Jr, Casey Co., KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Kimbler, 60, Russell Springs, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Reginald (Johnny) Miller, 55, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie O. Hadley Brown, 85, Dubre, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Frances O'Malley Dillon, Casey Co., KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joel (Buddy) Holt, 77, Adair Co., KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy D. Loy, 69, Russell County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vena Wethington, 75, Liberty, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Rigney (1905-1976) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 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:27436, Comment)
7:30amCTC/AC Chamber of Commerce Board Regular 2nd Tuesday meeting
Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY (Recurring Event) | (ID:27620, Comment)
8:00amCTRegister at your County Court Clerk's office today:
Deadline will be at 4:30pmCT, April 21, 2014 to register to vote in May 20, 2014 primary Election) | (ID:27563, Comment)
7 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: Two (2) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY.No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fourteen (14) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Twenty-one (21) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Seventy-three (73) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:27689, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry open regularly each Tuesday (Recurring Event)
at 203 S Monroe ST, Columbia, KY Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:27529, Comment)
10:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry | (ID:27534, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Kenneth Ray Pike, Elkhorn, KY (1939-2014) | (ID:27671, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27468, Comment)
1:30pmCTGreen River Animal Welfare League Meets 2nd Tuesdays
at Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY (Recurring Event) | (ID:27621, Comment)
2:00pmCTVisitation, Columbia, KY, for Paul Allen Stephens, Adair Co., KY (1939-2014) | (ID:27672, Comment)
5:00pmCT Community Baby Fair for expectant parents, parents of children up to 6 months
at the Adair County Elementary School Cafeteria, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26864, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27497, Comment)
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:27541, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:27550, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co. Ambulance Tax District (EMS)regular meeting. (Recurring/2nd Tuesday)
At the Adair County Emergency Medical Services building 906 Westlake Drive, Columbia, 6:30pmCT. | (ID:27622, Comment)
Agape House, (Pregnancy Resource Center), regular 2nd Tuesday meeting
Public Welcome. At Agape House, 114 Office Park Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:27623, Comment)
7:00pmCTToby Smith lecture on the life of Jack Johnson at Lindsey Wilson College
Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 151 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:27580, Comment)
Adair County Fiscal Court Meeting (AGENDA)
Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:27624, Comment)


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