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Leon McGaha, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014)

He was a native of Columbia, Adair County, KY, and a resident of Jamestown, Russell County, KY at the time of his death. He was a prominent, highly regarded merchant, owner of McGaha Tire and Service and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was he son of the late Jack & Edith (Burton) McGaha. His wife, June McGaha, survives. He leaves 4 direct and 4 step living descendants.
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Leon McGaha, 79, S Main Street, Jamestown, KY, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at 8:01pmCT, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11amCT, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Tim Ratcliff officiating. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery, N Main Street, Jamestown, KY.


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2014-04-09 18:51:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Magistrate Harold Burton: Helping out in Fire Jurisdiction case



2014-04-09 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Magistrate Harold Burton (District 1) volunteered to join Adair County Judge Ann Melton and Magistrate Billy Rowe (District 7) and attend a meeting of the Adair County Fire Department District Chiefs about a problem David Bledsoe and several families on Gentry Mill Road have related to Fire Department Jurisdictions. The homeowners are 4 miles from the Fire Department in Russell Springs, 10 miles from Columbia. Because of that, response times would ordinarily be greater from Columbia, but the homeowners, Judge Ann Melton told the court, face higher insurance premiums which would be lowered if they re served by Russell Springs. Judge Melton said that in her initial contact with the Adair County Fire Chiefs, they were reluctant to alter boundaries because requests for changes would be unending. She and the magistrates want to see if a solution for the homeowners might be found. The meeting is set for 7pmCT, May 7, 2014, the first Wednesday in the month.

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Adair County Fiscal Court Report, April 8, 2014 meeting

In last night's April 8, 2014 regular meeting<
  • Court votes dissolve 911 board and notify city of action
  • County has reconciled balance of $1,552,524,80 at end of March
  • Court receives suggestion on 911 dispatcher pay, delays action
  • Dispatcher Dana Burton approved for full time
  • Jobe Darnell announces start of new bridge - over Brush Creek
  • Jimmy Bennett gives AC Soil Conservation report
  • Sheriff Harrison Moss gives Sheriff's Activity Report
  • GRAS gets to PT employees
  • Chris Bennett alternate electrical inspector contract approved
  • Jail Policies updated, with several changes to conform to Prison Rape Elimination Act
  • Jailer's report approved

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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve the second reading of a resolution to the dissolve the Adair County 911 Board, with no discussion on the action. The court also unanimously approved the authorization for Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton to write a letter to the City of Columbia, notifying them of the decision. The action was taken at the Tuesday, April 8, 2014, regular meeting of the court, with Judge Melton presiding, and all seven magistrates present.


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Beulah E. Withers, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014)

She was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of her death. She was the widow of Arnold B. Withers. She leaves 20 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker.
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Beulah E. Withers, 88 of Russell Springs, KY, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her home.

Graveside services for Beulah E. Withers will be at 11amCT, Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9amCT, Friday at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY. Burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery.


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2014-04-09 10:05:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ricardo Hughes will give testimony at Victory Church

Ricardo Hughes will be giving his testimony this Friday, April 11, 6:30pmCt, @ Victory Community church A.D.O. (alcohol, drug outreach) program, at 107 N. Reed Street, Columbia, KY. (I think we could get him to sing for us too. )Hope to see you there. --Laverne Hadley

2014-04-09 09:50:18 | Comments | Printable version

Geraldine Leach comments on the locksmith

Geraldine Leach writes:
God is so good every day and night! Thanks be to God! - Geraldine Leach
Comments re article 66545 Letter Thank you Mr Locksmith you were truly an angel

2014-04-09 09:46:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Letter: Thank you, Mr. Locksmith, you were truly an angel

Betty Coop writes:
I have a praise to share about God's goodness and His close interest in our everyday lives. Today I found myself locked out of my house. I had gone outside and my keys were left inside. Somehow, the storm door locked and I could not get back in. I could see my keys laying on the bar, but out of reach. I walked around for a few minutes, trying to get a grip on my problem. I raised my hands and said "God, what am I to do?" I saw my good friend, who lives across the road, out in her yard.

I walked over and we were discussing my dilema when she said "Look, look, there is a locksmith coming down the road." We began to wave and shout. He stopped and I told him I had locked myself out of the house. He asked if I had called him. I replied "No, God called you."

He said "I have been called by Him before." We returned to my house where he unlocked my storm door. He said he did not understand how the door had locked. My offer to pay him was refused, so we exchanged hugs and talked about God's goodness and he went on his way. I really believe God sent him to show how He cares about us in all situations.

This experience was a blessing to me and that is why I am sharing it with you. Thank You, Mr. Locksmith. You were truly an angel. --Betty Coop


2014-04-09 08:29:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC Tennis hosts Cumberland at Baughman Complex

LWC Tennis hosts Cumberland (TN) at 2pmCT, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 401 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

2014-04-09 08:18:05 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville student-athletes join the 'Paxton Strong' effort

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By Drew Tucker

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Paxton Bloyd, age 5, son of Cheslee and Jamie Ennis Bloyd and grandson of Campbellsville University Associate Professor of Education Beverly Ennis, was diagnosed with Stage IV Burkitt's lymphoma in March 2014. Burkitt's lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The "Paxton Strong" effort was created to encourage people to pray for Paxton and his family. People such as country music singer George Strait, the original "Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno, the Kentucky State Senate, and basketball players from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University are just some of the supporters of the effort. Student-athletes from CU came together on Monday, April 7 to offer up their prayers and show support for the effort as well. Campbellsville University student-athletes support the effort by showing what it takes to be "Paxton Strong."


2014-04-09 08:00:01 | Comments | Printable version

LWC presents premier: Angels My Father Sent

Lindsey Wilson College will present the premiere of the drama "Angels My Father Sent" at 7pmCT, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.

2014-04-09 07:01:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

CJE Ann Melton: Plan to soften the blow of FoL plant closing

First Response to Election 2014, Issue question : What will do if elected - or re-elected to address the employment and economic problems created by the closing of the Fruit of the Loom Plant at Jamestown? comes from CJE Ann Melton. Mike Stephens and Joe Rogers have been contacted and their responses are expected soon
Issues/Election 2014: Responses to Fruit of Loom Closing

From Adair CJE Ann Melton

It is with regret that I must address the issue of Fruit of the Loom closing in neighboring Russell County. It's very discouraging to watch industry leave our communities and travel overseas. Six hundred people are now without work. This is crippling too many families, and more than one community has been hit. The number of job losses for our county is still unknown at this time, but even one, is one too many.


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LWC Softball splits MSC series with LW Campbellsville

Game 2 halted by lightning.
Next: Lindsey Wilson softball hosts Cumberland U
on 3pmCT/4pmET Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Lindsey Wilson Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.

By Pierce Yarberry
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Nationally ranked No. 9 Lindsey Wilson softball took the first game of a Mid-South Conference doubleheader against Campbellsville (KY) 7-5, but fell 11-6 in an eight-inning game two at Lindsey Wilson Park on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 before a crowd of 149.

The Blue Raiders (31-5, 17-3 MSC) opened game one with a run in the bottom of the first inning. Andrea Whelan reached on a walk, Madison Scott moved Whelan over with a sacrifice bunt and Kristina Krupinksi doubled to right field to score Whelan.


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2014-04-09 04:54:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Blue Raider Baseball holds off Bryan 7-5 on Tuesday night

Michael Rosario, Mitchell Osnowitz and Jeandro Andino all recorded three hits in the win

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson baseball team was able to hold off a final-inning surge by Bryan (Dayton, TN) and win 7-5 Tuesday night, April 8, 2014, at Lindsey Wilson's Egnew Park.

Four Blue Raiders recorded multiple-hit performances in the win. Michael Rosario led the way going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Mitchell Osnowitz and Jeandro Andino also went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Osnowitz scoring twice. Derek Shugart tallied a two-hit day with two runs scored. Jordan Berry and Nick Hoffman each added an RBI in the win.


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2014-04-09 04:43:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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David Keltner, 54, Adair Co., KY (d. April 3, 2014)

David Keltner was a member of a distinguished Adair County, KY, family. He was the son of Simpson and Alma Hubbard Keltner of Columbia, KY who survive. He was a 1977 graduate of Adair County High School and held a BA and MA from Western Kentucky University. He was President/CEO of Cerqua at the time of his passing. He was a highly regarded civic leader in his adopted city of Lebanon, TN, and had received one of the community's highest awards when he was named Businessman of the Year there in 2003. His wife, Tandra Keltner, survives. He leaves one direct living descendant.

David Keltner, age 54 of Lebanon, Tennessee formerly of the Clay Ridge Community in Adair County, Kentucky passed away April 3, 2014 in Florida.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2pmCT, at the First United Methodist Church 415 W. Main Street Lebanon, Tennessee. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home 313 West Baddour Parkway Lebanon, Tennessee from 2pm-8pmCT on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Visiting on Friday will be from 12pm noon CT until the service time at the church. Interment in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee.


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2014-04-09 03:13:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Glenn B. Stephens, Adair County, KY (1941-2014)

Mr. Stephens was a masonry contractor, a skilled wood craftsman and seller, and was a member of Christian Biblical Church of God. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the sone of the late Allen & Lula Keen Stephens. His wife, Julie Keltner Stephens, Columbia, KY, survives. He leaves 17 direct and two step living descendants.
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Glenn B. Stephens age 72 years of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:10pmET, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Celebration of Glenn's life will be Thursday April 10, 2014 from 1pm-5pmCT, at the Adair County Annex basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.


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2014-04-09 02:41:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, April 10, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 9, 2014:
When guests are hungry.
good plain food at hand shuts out
thoughts of what might be.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 9 April 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 939, 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

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2014-04-09 02:17:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Redlick UMS Easter Celebration is Sat., April 19, 2014

Metcalfe County, KY

Redlick United Methodist, 3976 Mosby Ridge Road, Edmonton, Ky 42129 is going to have a one day Easter Celebration, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 3pm6pmCT. We are going to have Bible Lessons, crafts, an Egg Hunt, an Adult Egg Hunt, a hot dog roast and potluck. This is for everyone. We will have fun activities for all ages. Please come join us in Celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Contact: Missy Lemmon at 270-634-0466 --Missy Lemmon


2014-04-09 02:13:24 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 9
Happy Anniversary, Glenn and Judy Corbin (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Dale Richard (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Richard (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Dale Clark (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carrie Ann Smith (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chase Coffey (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corey Furkins (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Hatfield Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DeCarr Matney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Delcie Marie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Halee Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Irvin Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julia Mae Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Jenesis Timothy DeCarr Matney (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maya Elizabeth | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Blair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rickey Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Lee Boils | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie Powell, Russell Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Gaines Garmon, Cumberland Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Miller, Adair Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Buck, Breeding, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Carrell Rodgers, Casey Co.,KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Abbie Lee Garner Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry D. Bunch, 53, Russell County, KY (1960-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 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:27437, 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: No (0) Event(s) Circuit Court. Fifty-nine (59) 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. Sixty-three (63) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-two (42) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:27700, Comment)
Register 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:27564, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:27595, Comment)
Homeschool Story Hour at Adair County Public Library
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:27600, Comment)
12:05pmCTLenten Service, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. Host church, Columbia Baptist Church - message by Bro. Al Hardy (Full Lenten Service Calendar/Details) | (ID:27120, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Jamestown, TN, for Paul Allen Stephens, Adair Co., KY/Fentress Co., TN native (1939-2014) | (ID:27673, Comment)
LWC Tennis hosts Cumberland University (of Lebanon, TN)
at Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 401 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:27704, 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:27522, Comment)
Groundbreaking - Cumberland/Louie B Nunn Pky. & US 68/Greensburg RD Interchange
Metcalfe County Recycling Center, 990 Industrial Road, Edmonton, KY | (ID:27678, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:27605, Comment)
Services, Enterprise, AL, for Bobby Rowe, PhD, Adair Co., KY, native (1932-2014) | (ID:27792, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27498, Comment)
7:00pmCTLWC presents premier: "Angels My Father Sent"
at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27702, Comment)

 






















 
 
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