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LIFTED: CAUD Boil Water Advisory: Milltown Church Road area

As of 2:20pmCT, on April 27, 2014, the boil water advisory for residents on Milltown Church Road, Atkins Road, Corbins Richard Road and Dimple Graves Road has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water. - CAUD, the Columbia-Adair County Water District, Grant Lane, Columbia, KY.

2014-04-27 15:32:46 | Comments | Printable version

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Green River Kruzers cruise-in underway

2014-04-27 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo CM staff photo. First of 2014. The Green River Kruzers first cruise-in of 2014 is underway,12pm-3pmCT, today, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Green River Kruzers Car Club will have cruise-ins on the Public Square, Downtown Columbia, KY, around on each of 4th Sunday, April-July 14, 2014, from 1pm-3pmCT on April 27, May 24, June 28, and July 26, 2014. The car show is free to the public and there will door prizes for participants and spectators. Contacts: Myranda Rogers, 270-250-1389; Shannon Thomas, 270-634-3466; Terry Farris, 270-250-9328; and Dwight Rich, 270-634-0910.
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Six lost their lives in storm 43 years ago, today

Storm warnings and suspicious skies like we've had over the past few days remind us to take spring weather seriously. Adair County has experienced some bad storms over the years, but none more deadly than the tornado of April 27, 1971. Six people were killed that night as winds raged in a circular speed of 150-300 miles per hour travelling across Adair County at a hit and miss speed of 40 miles per hour.
RELATED: Deadly F4 Tornado hit Adair Co., KY 43 years ago today

By Pete Walker
In Columbia Statesman, April 29, 1971

Out of the elements and across the countryside of Adair County an angry streak of destruction swept, leaving in its wake enormous property damage, over 30 injuries, 6 deaths, and untold misery and grief.

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2014-04-27 13:54:00 | Comments | Printable version

A good time to re-read Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad series

Sharon Whitehurst writes:
I turn to a re-reading of Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad Series every few years, usually when a spell of bad weather or sheer laziness has me looking for an escape. The Songcatcher is one of her best. With a spell of storms moving in, this week might be a great time to blow the dust off that particular shelf of paperbacks and settle in for a good mixture of history and imagination. --Sharon Whitehurst
Comments re article 66951 Tom Chaney Catching a Ballad

2014-04-27 13:10:49 | Comments | Printable version

Ralph J. Cole, 90, Cumberland County, KY (1923-2014)

He was a retired employee of Cannell Construction Company, a member of Smith Grove Baptist Church in Smith Grove, KY, and a was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late Kirk Leslie Cole and Audrey Lowe Cole. His wife, Waneta Thomas Cole, survives.
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Ralph J. Cole age 90 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville, KY.

A celebration of the life of Ralph J. Cole will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 12pm noon CT until service time at 2pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

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2014-04-27 12:31:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Add Five-Star to list of plate lunch places on Restaurant Row

Scottie Shelton writes:
Don't forget Fivestar which offers plate lunches Monday through Friday, hot sandwiches as well as cold deli sandwiches 7 days a week! --Scottie Shelton
Comments about: Restaurant row: Restaurants on Jamestown Hill

2014-04-27 12:16:48 | Comments | Printable version

More accolades for hilarious Happy Tail: The grass is greener

Mary Ann Brown writes:
I know it was hard for the horses and dogs getting out but I have to say I truly enjoyed reading this story. Thank you for sharing your story. --Mary Ann Brown
Comments re article 66952 Happy Tail The Grass is always greener

2014-04-27 12:05:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Co. KY, struck by F4 Tornado 43 years ago today

Click on headline for story with 8-photo Charles Thomas collage of that day

By Greg Thomas, Adair Co., KY Emergency Management Director

43 years ago, April 27, 1971, Adair County was struck by a F4 tornado.

Tornadoes and disasters can strike without much warning. but we've progressed through the years with NOAA weather radios, local media coverage and Adair County currently has an early warning notification system, trained weather spotters and warning sirens in parts of the county.

As with any type of disaster, Emergency Management encourages you to have a family disaster plan and a disaster kit. More info on both of these can be found at - Greg Thomas

2014-04-27 10:16:51 | Comments | Printable version

Montana Story: The Mule That Could Out Run Secretariat

A TALE for DERBY WEEK: Thanks to some of those at the Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church Candidate Forum last evening, Saturday, April 26, 2014, who reminded the writer he ought to post more stories on, Bill Troutwine dug into his files and came up with this story so fitting on Derby week. He could have had a great racing career, but the stewards had no vision, would never allow the writer to bring a bear onto the track to spur Jack on. To put the story in his biographical time frame, Bill Troutwine writes, "This is another story in my collection of stories I wrote for my Grandchildren about my experiences in Montana. It takes place before I actually moved to Montana. I was still living in Shepherdsville, KY. at the time. This trip along with a couple of others helped inspire us to move to Montana." It is a gem, a little literary masterpiece. We hope others continue to scold Bill Troutwine until a book is forthcoming. - EW
Click on headline for complete story with photo(s). Next previous William (Bill) Troutwine story. Bill Troutwine: My Second Chance Posted on 2014-02-09 07:52:13

By Bill Troutwine

In the fall of 1989 I had decided to take an elk hunting trip to Montana. This would be my second Montana elk hunting trip. In 1987 I made my first hunting trip to Montana. On that first trip I killed my first elk. I had killed it in the last hours of the last day of the hunt. From that moment on I was addicted to elk hunting.

I contacted a friend of mine Evert Armstrong, who lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and asked him if he would like to go on a hunting trip with me. Evert said he would love to go so we started making plans for the trip.

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2014-04-27 09:30:22 | Comments | Printable version

Critique: Hilarious Happy Tail

Sandi Wills writes:
Hilarious! I suppose at the time it was definitely NOT, but in hindsight, you must have to chuckle! - Sandi Wills
Comments re article 66952 Happy Tail The Grass is always greener

2014-04-27 08:57:30 | Comments | Printable version

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Me And My Hair

Chuck Hinman: Me And My Hair. Chuck reports on his hair and how it was cut. There were no bald men in his family.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Home, sweet home, circa 1929

By Chuck Hinman

Me And My Hair

I never had a 'store haircut' until I left home and went into military service. Mom did the honors for the male members of our family and "No, she didn't use a bowl as a guide!"

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2014-04-27 08:48:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Hershel Harmon: Sunday Trivia Question

I worked with these two some years back on the Edgar Holmes one room store in Green County, next to Dorothy Shelley's homeplace. Their first names are Carson and Clifton. If I told you their middle names, maybe half of you would know the answer. But if I only told you their nicknames, maybe everyone would know. Who are they? - Hershel Harmon

2014-04-27 06:34:52 | Comments | Printable version

Link on consequences of legislating - and enforcing morality

Here's a link to a cool link on one of the main topics of times in Adair County, found in the NY Times, on an op-ed page, How Dry are We?, the story of Theodore Roosevelt's attempts to enforce prohibition on Sundays - for the working class, the corrupting influence the laws had on law enforcement, and the work-arounds the poor used to gain inbibition equality with the aristocracy.

2014-04-27 05:37:49 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail - The Grass is always greener

A beautiful day provided more adventure than expected - a canine/equine comedy of chaosm with horses escaping - some onto busy street, Sparksville Road - and canine volunteerism run amuck with herding challenged dogs sending herd in wrong direction, and a chihuahua-wanna-be-heeler trying his skill in he wild roundup. Just 'Another day in the life at Sugarfoot Farm. Never a dull moment,' Peg Schaeffer writes.
Next earlier Happy Tail: Happy Tail: Tia, rescued in Knifley, KY, has new home with (KY) New Zealanders Posted April 20, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer
Sugarfoot Farm Rescue

I was having writer's block this week but the horses came through, as usual, with a story. On Saturday I went to an estate auction. It was supposed to be a "dog free" day but it didn't happen. I shut the gate on the deck and started down the driveway only to be stampeded by the dogs. They managed to open the gate and weren't letting me leave home without them. Back to the drawing board - round up dogs, put some in crates, climb over the fence and try to escape. It couldn't be done without taking Kelsey, Thumbelina, Darryl, and Diablo. Tillie, Bambi, and Snoopy tried to convince me to take them but I was already four over the limit.

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2014-04-27 05:06:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Tom Chaney: Catching a Ballad

Of Writers And Their Books: Catching a Ballad. Tom prescribes Sharyn McCrumb as the perfect antidote for any spring cleaning, yard work impulse which might threaten this season. This column first appeared 26 April 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Reading Jesus

By Tom Chaney

Catching a Ballad

Sharyn McCrumb has caught me up and fixed me to the topmost limbs of a chestnut tree long dead on the slopes of the eastern mountains. I don't know how to get a' loose.

I had read The Songcatcher and thought it a fine book, then the unabridged audio tape of the novel came through the store sometime back. I stuck it in the tape deck of my car and listened to it over the next couple of months whenever I went to the grocery store or the doctor or the bootlegger -- except if you got Ms McCrumb, you don't need a bootlegger.

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2014-04-27 04:02:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

LWC Women's Track & Field wins Mid-South Conference title

It's First MSC Championship in Program History. Chanel Roberts earns Freshman of the Year honors and Head Coach Jamaine Gordon named Coach of the Year. Others contributing to the huge, history making win: Reini Brickson, Amanda Bland, Jourdann Green, Kimberley Stevens, Kailey Moorhead, Katie Hartney, Tori Collins, Kerry-Ann Walker, Rachel Wesley, Kaitlyn Davis, and Nacia Johnson.
"I've been telling the team all year we have to take care of business at the right time and we did that today." - JAMAINE GORDON

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson women's track and field team won their first ever Mid-South Conference Track and Field Championship on Saturday at James H. Taylor Stadium in Williamsburg, KY.

The Blue Raiders finished with 185 total team points to top the leaderboard. Cumberlands (KY) finished in second with 174 total team points.

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2014-04-27 03:00:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SUNDAY with CM, April 27, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 27, 2014:
Those who feel left out,
long for whatever they need
to be in fashion.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 27 April 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 957, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, April 27, 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

2014-04-27 02:36:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Nancy Evins: If God were doing the driving... and the talking

Nancy Evins: If God were doing the driving... and the talking. Nancy says that God always seems to tell people who hear him speak to do what they wanted to do in the first place.
The writer is a resident of Lebanon, TN; who is widely published and was discovered for ColumbiaMagazine by fellow townsperson Robert Stone. Now retired, she is a former member of the American Society of Mental Health Counselors.

By Nancy Alley Evins

If God were doing the driving... and the talking

Many years ago I drove into a parking lot near a mall in Knoxville. I waited patiently for someone to pull out so I could get their space, but before I could turn in, a car from the opposite direction swiftly glided in though knowing I had been there much longer than they.

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2014-04-27 02:32:05 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 27
Happy Birthday, Aaron Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addelyn Michelle Keltner (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny McClister (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Wood | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Lefaivre | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Bryant Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Ninnie Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Allison Oliver (April 27, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha D. Chrisman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Michelle Burton (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Bert Viers, 82, Casey Creek, KY native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Whitley, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie "Niecie" Blankenship, Adair Co. native (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maretta Thomas Casey Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merl Travis Thomas, Casey Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Stella Wray Booher, Cumberland Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lawrence Adkins, Russell Co., KY (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby (Pete) Parrish, Taylor County, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Louise Stearns, Russell Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Ingram Arnett, Taylor County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William E. (Bill) Sallee, Taylor County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Henson Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard G. Wheatcroft, CMSgt Ret., Taylor Co., KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgie Wilham, Casey County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Mr. Jack Howard Taylor, 88, Burkesville, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. John Edward Orr, 79, Kettle, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Moore, 72, Taylor Co., KY, Adair native (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audry Bradshaw, Taylor County, KY (1921-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Tayler Dillon, Casey County, KY (1991-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Veachel Starr, 44 Community, Barren Co., KY (1919-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Wayne Holt, 59, Casey County, KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rita Whitlock, Taylor County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandy Marie Clements, 48, Liberty, KY (1969-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coy Willis (1896-1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James "Booger" Burton (1943-1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel David McKinney, Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:27460, Comment)
10:00amCTDaltons Singing at Hutchison Community Church
3375 Pelham Branch RD, Columbia, K | (ID:27879, Comment)
10:30amCTSpecial speaker will be John Stilts
Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27885, Comment)
11:00amCTBro. Craig Huddleston preaching at Flatwoods
Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27924, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27485, Comment)
1:00pmCTGreen River Kruzers 4th Sunday afternoon cruise-in 1pm-3pm (DETAILS)
Parking Perimeter, around Historic Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:27359, Comment)
2:00pmCTLWC Theatre Program presents Almost Maine
V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27838, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for John Gentry Rush, 69, Burkesville, KY (1944-2014) | (ID:27927, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:27517, Comment)
6:00pmCTSunday Night Singing - Waldridge Family will sing
Knifley Chapel Brethren In Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY, | (ID:27769, Comment)
DRIVEN in concert / Adair County Sunday Night Singing
Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27874, Comment)
Living by Faith singing / Adair County Sunday Night Singing
at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY | (ID:27875, Comment)
6:30pmCTThe Blakey Quartet, singing at Egypt Christian Church | (ID:27794, Comment)
LWC choral program final performance of school year
at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27843, Comment)
Special speaker will be Michelle Blakley
Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27886, Comment)


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