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No. 8 LWC Softball splits MSC series against Rio Grande

The Blue Raiders hit three home runs to secure the win
Next = Lindsey Wilson hosts Shawnee State (Ohio) Saturday at 1pmCT/2pmET at Lindsey Wilson Park, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY for the final MSC doubleheader of the regular season.

By Pierce Yarberry

COLUMBIA, KY - Bailey Mize hit a three-run home run to help No. 8 Lindsey Wilson softball earn an 8-4 game two victory on Friday and split the Mid-South Conference series with Rio Grande (Ohio). The RedStorm (28-17, 20-14 MSC) won the first game 7-4.

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2014-04-25 21:38:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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CU School of Music performers at Noe Center grad celebration

2014-04-25 - CU Noe Center, 3825c S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY - Photo by David Buie.
Denis Almeida Santos, left, instructor, and Andrey Junca, student, in Campbellsville University's School of Music, performed at the Larry & Beverly Noe Somerset Center graduation celebration Friday evening, April 25, 2014.

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FM2 - April 26, 2014: Know Before You Go (Sponsored)

The Farmer's Market on the Square is open every Saturday from 8am-1pmCT, at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

By Barbara Armitage, FM2 Market Coordinator

This is going to be the BEST FM2 ever! 26 vendors and lots of special deals. Kick off your Saturday morning with a visit to the Farmer's Market on the Square's Grand Opening stop in at the welcome tent (right next to the flag pole) and register to win a $50.00 FM2 gift certificate valid at any of our participating vendors.

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2014-04-25 21:00:54 | Comments | Printable version

KSP wants help identifying vehicles passing area of Botland murders

KSP believes the occupants of these vehicles may have witnessed something and want help in identifying who they are. Investigation of mother/daughter double murder in Nelson County, KY continues. Click on headline for story plus photo(s) of vehicles.
Next earlier story in this case: Nelson Co. death investigation ruled double homicide

By TFC Jeff Gregory

BARDSTOWN, KY - Kentucky State Police Post 04 investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying potential witnesses to the murders that occurred on Monday, April 21, 2014 at approximately 8pmET, in Nelson Co.

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2014-04-25 18:27:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

CU Graduation Celebration Friday, April 25, 2014

Campbellsville University is honoring the Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 graduates at CU's Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center, 3225C South Highway 27, Somerset, KY starting at 5pmCT/6pmET, Friday, April 25, 2014.

The list of graduates honored are as follows:

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2014-04-25 16:45:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Red letter day for Adair County High School: April 24, 2014

The date marks one of the most important transitions for Adair County Schools
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By Shamarie Claiborne

Thursday, April 24th, marked one of the most important transitions that has transpired in years - if not decades - for not only the Adair County school system but for Adair County as a whole. However, many of you have no idea what this largely unnoticed event was, let alone how it affects you. It has taken place for years with little or no fanfare. It was important to the children who were involved, an important rite of passage we have all enjoyed at some point.

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2014-04-25 14:25:14 | Comments | Printable version

Reba F. Franklin, 74, Russell County, KY (1939-2014)

She was a homemaker and a member of the Word of God Church, Russell Springs, KY. She was a native of Jamestown, KY and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Osco and Anna Pearl Bell. Her husband, Leon Franklin, survives. She leaves 44 direct and three step living descendants.
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Reba F. Franklin, 74, Jack Miller Avenue, Russell Springs, KY, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 4:51pmCT, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY.

Funeral servies will be at 11amCT, Monday, April 28, 2014, at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Herl Robertson and Bro. Mitchell Bunch officiating. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-04-25 14:15:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CU waives application fees for students at closed KY school

Campbellsville University makes effort to aid 2,000 students of Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, KY after unexpected announcement that the Purchase area school had to close.
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By Linda Waggener

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - When Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky. announced it had to close the institution, an unexpected hardship was placed on their over 2,000 students.

"Campbellsville University is standing by to assist their students in any way possible," said Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services. "A large percentage of their students were enrolled in adult learning extension sites and online programs, and CU offers a variety of programs specifically designed to meet the needs of students across a wide spectrum."

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2014-04-25 13:50:57 | Comments | Printable version

Charlie? Cute little Shih-Tzu at Adair Animal Clinic

By Megan Hadley

We have a cute little Shih-Tzu at the Adair County Animal Hospital, 2004 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY 42728

He was brought here this morning after being found on the road near Greensburg Street in Columbia, KY.

This dog is very afraid of storms.

Please contact us at 270-384-6113 as soon as possible, we would really like to see this little guy safe and sound with his owner. Megan Hadley, Adair County Animal Hospital. (Posted 10:28amCT, Friday, April 26, 2014)

2014-04-25 13:03:35 | Comments | Printable version

Sneak Peek, Prom Preview at 6pmCT, Saturday, April 26, 2014

Parents of Adair County High School students who will be attending the 2014 ACHS Prom tomorrow night there will be a Prom Preview at ACHS Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY from 6pm-7pmCT, Saturday, April 26, 2014, so join us for a sneak peek!! Also please be mindful of our students as they are out and about taking pictures or dining before the evenings event. - ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Junior Class (Class of 2015)

2014-04-25 12:50:49 | Comments | Printable version

The Whitehurst Diaries: Storms along Big Creek

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By Sharon Whitehurst

The thunderstorm which rattled through an hour before daylight has trailed a legacy of rapidly shifting clouds.

Winter-browned leaves from the magnolia tree dance across the lawn.

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2014-04-25 11:52:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sharon Whitehurst - Whitehurst Diaries

Asian Carp Die-Off: Nature saying 'Good Riddance'?

W M Feese Jr writes:
Hey Ed: Perhaps this is Mother Nature's way of saying "Good Riddance." From what I understand, these things are a danger to skiers, fishermen, and anyone on waters where they are located. Jr. - W M Feese Jr
Comments re article 66904 Asian carp dieoff discovered below Barkley Dam

2014-04-25 11:44:25 | Comments | Printable version

Welding, Health Science teachers approved for next year at ACHS

Two positions will be posted soon with information on qualificatons and procedures for application. Beginning with fall 2014, all Adair County students will be enrolled in one of 39 career pathways.
Adair County High School will be forever transformed - ALAN W. REED

By Supt. Alan W. Reed

Mr. Jeff Adams, Principal at Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center and I received official notification today from Kentucky Department of Education that welding and health science positions for Adair County have been approved for next year. The two positions will be posted soon with qualifications and procedure for application.

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2014-04-25 11:39:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair County Board of Education calls special meeting

Note: Agenda amended at 1:12pmCT, Friday, April 25, 2014: Added Executive Session

The Adair County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 9amCT, Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with the following agenda:
  1. Approval to award contract for abatement of pipe joints at Colonel Wm Casey Elementary School and John Adair Intermediate School to ACM construction
  2. Approval of Final Construction Document and BG-3 Constructiion Estimae for the Demolition of Colonel Wm Casey Elementary School and John Adair Intermediate School (Primary Center Phase II Site Work/Demolition).
  3. Executive session pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(B) Discussion of Future Acquisition or Sale of Real Property.
  4. Adjournment
End of Agenda The meeting is open to the public.

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2014-04-25 10:48:13 | Comments | Printable version

LWC 2014 Honors Convocation recognizes 38 individuals

Thirty eight individuals recognized at Annual Honors Convocation: Jesse Baize, Clinton Berry, Kailyn Conner, Katherine Dickerson, Evgenia Eglazarova, Robert Ferguson, Kanisha Frye, Lorran hart, Adam Howard, Leah Kerr, Tara Lawson, Kasey Litzinger, Chantal Livesay, Casey McGowan, James McIntosh, Jr.; Lizabeth McKinney-MeHas, Matthew Meredith arles Mullennex, Musa Mawanda, Kailey Moorhead, Brenna Murray, Zac Oakes, Mitchell Osnowitz, Sarah Parkhurst, Jessica Phelps, Jonathon Poff, Cassie R. Pollard, Matthew Powers, Emily Ramage, Rachel Ray, Lacy Roberson, Billy Roberts, Maria Sanchez, Tyler Scott, Allison Stafford, Kyle Weiner, Jessica Wilkinson, Noel Wilson, Group/Living in Faith Eternally, Tabitha Ellis, Doug Keaton, Benson Sexton and Asa Swan
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By Duane Bonifer

A total of 38 LWC students received academic honors and four faculty were recognized by their peers and LWC students at the college's annual Honors Convocation held Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Biggers Sports Center.

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2014-04-25 09:41:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

LWC Softball hosts Shawnee State Sat., April 26, 2014

LWC Softball hosts Shawnee State (OH) in regular-season finale at 1pmCT, Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Lindsey Wilson Park inside the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. - Charles Balcom

2014-04-25 08:59:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Softball hosts Rio Grande today at LW Sports Park

LWC Softball hosts Rio Grande (OH) at 3pmCT, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Lindsey Wilson Park inside the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.

2014-04-25 08:56:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Founders Day 2014: LWC Community celebrates change

Over 400 get inside updates from President Luckey, Trustee Jim Fugitte, and inspiring keynote address from LWC graduate Bruce Harris
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COLUMBIA, KY - The transformative power of higher education was on display Thursday night, April 24, 2014, at Lindsey Wilson College as the liberal arts college celebrated its annual Foundersí Day Dinner.

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2014-04-25 06:52:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

KY flags at half-staff today in honor of WW II casualty

KENTUCKIANS REMEMBER: Gov. Beshear orders tribute for Army Pfc. William T. Carneal, 24, Paducah, who has been missing since WWII, but who remains have been recently identified and have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors
Funeral services for Pfc. Wm. T. Carneal will be held April 25, 2014, at 1pmCT, at Lindsey Funeral Home, 226 N 4th Street, Paducah, KY

By Kerri Richardson & Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, KY (April 24, 2014) - Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 25 in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died during World War II and whose remains were recently identified.

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2014-04-25 05:54:05 | Comments | Printable version

Hazardous Weather Outlook: thunder, lightning, gusty winds

Saturday, April 26, 2014, however, is forecast to be Sunny.

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook at 3:09amET, for today, Friday, April 25, 2014 for the a wider area from Southern Indiana to the Tennessee line which the CM 7-County area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties:
The NWS weather forecast for Saturday, Apriil 26, 2014, is for sunshine all day, with a high of 80, great weather for a health fair, yard sales, farmers markets, and spring travel. Check CM EVENTS for major events in our area.

2014-04-25 05:16:35 | Comments | Printable version

Sulphur Well Community Center ceremony April 25, 2014

The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Sulphur Well Community Center located at 51 Sulphur Well County Park Road on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10amCT. Everyone is invited to attend, have refreshments, and tour this beautiful new facility in Metcalfe County. - Gaye Shaw

2014-04-25 04:57:07 | Comments | Printable version

Today, FRIDAY with CM, April 25, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 25, 2014:
Often trouble comes
not from the big things in life
but from the little.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 25 April 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 955, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, April 20, 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

2014-04-25 04:33:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

(Ad) Rentals get rented quick in CM Classifieds

CM is about saving TIME and MONEY: How much would that vacant rental be bringing in a day?
if it were just leased or rented? Compare that income now being lost to the low cost of a CM Rental Ad: Text from 33 cents a day/$10 minimum; or a photo ad, from just over $1 a day/$35 month. It's Just GOOD BUSINESS to use CM to advertise your rental.

CM Classifieds: Simple, easy to post. Low Cost. Easy to use payment options - Online, in person, by mail. And help is available at 270-250-2730 if you encounter problems posting!

If you have a rental, or need property to rent, Find it Quick, Rent it Quick in CM Classifieds.
There's always something new in CM Classifieds: Room for Rent in Russell Springs, KY listed at 4:30amCT, April 25, 2014!
To advertise your property, see RATES & TERMS

Looking for a place to rent? THERE'S A NEW LISTING THIS MORNING, January 30, 2014. But HURRY - we don't expec this one to be available long. Find it here, in RENTALS

2014-04-25 04:30:32 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Tennis advances to Mid-South Championship Semifinals

Blue Raiders advance to the tournament semifinals for the fourth-straight year, with 5-0 win over University of Pikeville
By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The top-seeded Lindsey Wilson women's tennis team advanced to the Mid-South Conference semifinals with a 5-0 victory over Pikeville (KY) on Thursday at Scott County High School in Georgetown, KY.

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2014-04-25 04:11:30 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 25
Happy Anniversary, Barry and Pam Kermeen (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Ron Richardson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklynn Paige Mitchell (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cassie Mitchum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Chafin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Cundiff (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Carter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Buck Downey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Downey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Bryant Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rodney Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, W. Richard Mayse | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. James Douglas "Doug" Wilcoxson (1946-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyliss R. Collins Snow Malone, Jamestown, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Gilbert Curry, Columbia, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephanie Lynn Witt Howard, Burkesville, KY (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David S. Davenport, Russell Springs, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Goodin, Russell County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allene Chelf Cundiff, Adair Co. native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell D. Wilkerson, Casey County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertha Williams, Knifley, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Meece, Casey County, KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Lee Burton, Adair County, KY(1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Barbara Ann Benefield Stokes, Cumberland Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Dicken, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Ms. Annie Lucille Daniel, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, April 25, 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:27449, 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:27575, 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: No (0) 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. No (0) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Twelve (12) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Eight (8) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:27902, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27483, Comment)
A quick reminder: Early Release Friday
in Adair Co. School District
(last of this school year)
Drivers take note: Watch for Big Yellow Busses on the Road at an earlier time today. | (ID:27615, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Zenba Harris, Russell County, KY(1923-2014) | (ID:27897, Comment)
E/MC Chamber Sulphur Well Community Center ceremony
51 Sulphur Well County Park Road, Sulphur Well, Metcalfe Co., KY | (ID:27903, Comment)
1:00pmCTFuneral Services for PFC Wm. T. Carneal, WWII casualty in Paducah, KY | (ID:27904, Comment)
3:00pmCTLindsey Wilson College Softball hosts Rio Grande today
, at Lindsey Wilson Park inside the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. | (ID:27905, Comment)
5:00pmCTCU cheerleader/mascot tryouts 5pm-7pmCT/6pm-8pmET/1st of 2 days
Campbellsville University's Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY. | (ID:27390, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27515, 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:27548, Comment)
CU Somerset Center Graduation Celebration for Fall 2013, Spring 2014
At the Larry & Beverly Noe Education Center, 3825C South Highway 27, Somerset, KY | (ID:27911, Comment)
6:00pmCTA.D.O. (Alcohol, Drug Outreach) program | (ID:27893, Comment)
6:30pmCTHillary Hadley Memorial Scholarship Committee presents
"Fly Me to the Moon" an evening of jazz

Columbia-Adair County Airport, 735 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27354, Comment)
7:00pmCTLWC Theatre Program presents Almost Maine
V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27840, Comment)
"Come to the Well" meets
Jim Blair Center, 801 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27894, Comment)


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