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Ralph R. Waggener: Apologies for mistake in last Smiles issue

By Ralph Waggener
Editor & Publisher, It's Just for a Smile News

I just discovered a big mistake in my April 15 issue of It's Just For A Smile News Issue. For some reason I used I million dollars in place of one hundred thousand dollars that Chief of Police Jason Cross said they collected in the raids of drug users and or users.

I knew that was correct when I wrote the story, but for some reason I used $1 million. I would like to apologize to the Mayor, Chief Cross and the City Council for using the wrong figures and I will run an apology and a correction in the next Smiles issue. Can't blame no one, I did it and I was wrong, I even proofed the article 2 times and just did not see my mistake. Thanks and apologies to all concerned with in the city government and my readers. - Ralph Roy Waggener

2014-05-01 16:44:20 | Comments | Printable version

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Suppressing grins during ancient Kentucky oath of office

2014-05-01 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Both Judge Loy and new Adair County PVA Jeff Feese suppressed full grins during the section of Kentucky's Oath of Office pertaining to duels.
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CDs for art project can be dropped off at Chamber office

Emily Peck is creating a piece for an exhibit at the Adair County High School that will utilize CDs. The CDs can be old, used or scratched. Any CD will work and she is needing between 500 and 1000.

You can drop them off at the front office of the Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, anytime between now and Friday, May 9, 2014. Or you may drop them off at the Chamber of Commerce Building at 201 Burkesville St. The final exhibit of the works will be on display at dusk on Tuesday, May 20 at the Indian Arboretum, 481 Indian Drive, Collumbia, KY. - Sue Stivers

2014-05-01 16:35:50 | Comments | Printable version

April 2014 Adair Grand Jury returns indictments

Large number of indictments. Offenses include drug and alcohol cases, wanton endangerment, possession of child pornograpy, incest, rape, flagrant non-support, failure to comply to sex offender registration, criminal attempt to commit murder, receiving stolen property, and others. All arraignments set for May 13, 2014 at 1pmCT, in Adair Circuit Court, Adair Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The Adair County Circuit Court grand jury returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Those indicted were:

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2014-05-01 16:11:50 | Comments | Printable version

Judge Loy administers oath of office for new PVA Jeff Feese

Adair County officially has a new Property Valuation Administrator
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District Judge Michael Loy administered the oath of office to newly appointed Adair County Property Valuation Administrator Jeff Feese at 1pmCT, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in front of the Adair Annex with family, friends and media witnessing the ceremony.

Family members present included Jeff Feese's wife, Shannon; his daughter Mallory Feese Burton, and grandson Knox Burton, and the outgoing PVA, Jeff Feese's father, Wm. Matt Feese, Jr. The elder Feese retired effective April 30, 2014. Governor Steve Beshear appointed Jeff Feese to the unexpired term on the same day.

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2014-05-01 14:15:21 | Comments | Printable version

Good turnout for World Day of Prayer at Adair Annex

Some 70 individuals assembled in front of the Adair County Annex at noon today for the Adair Ministerial Association's observance of the World Day of Prayer. Organizers were pleased by the large turnout.

2014-05-01 13:18:29 | Comments | Printable version

DAV service officer at VFW Post 6097 Monday, May 5, 2014

On Monday, 5 May 2014 at 8amCT, Don Price, DAV service officer will be at VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, to assist any veteran with benefit issues. This service is for any veteran needing assistance with VA claims. It is on a "first come-first served" basis beginning at 0800 Hrs. If you are already in the VA system bring all recent correspondence from the VA and if you come to file a new claim be sure and bring a copy of your DD-214 and any medical records from your service if that is part of your claim. - Joe Hare, Post Commander

2014-05-01 11:35:53 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Troy Strange at Victory Community Church, May 4, 2014

Victory Community Church 107 N Reed St. Columbia, KY invites everyone to services Sunday May 4, 2014, at 10:30amCT to hear Bro. Troy Strange deliver the morning worship message. Anita Roy will be bringing the evening message at 6:30pmCT. Sunday School is at 9:30 am. --Trudy Crabb

2014-05-01 11:25:19 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO issues activity report for April 2014

Adair Co. Sheriff's Department
Harrison Moss, Sheriff
Activity report, April, 2014

  • 64 Warrants of arrest served
  • 6 Criminal cases opened
  • 13 Call responses Written
  • 6 Domestic abuse cases worked
  • 11 Non-injury accidents worked
  • 2 Injury accidents worked
  • 5 Out of county transports
  • 17 Citations written for criminal activity
  • 51 Civil processes served
  • 6 Criminal summonses served
  • 21Subpoenas served
  • 100 Hrs of court security provided
  • 132 Vehicle inspections done
  • 105.6 Hours of Court Security Provided
Adair County Sheriff's Department, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728
270-384-2776 - Fax 270-384-5049

2014-05-01 11:22:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair Elementary School students on the right track with physical fitness...

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By Debbie Cowan

Adair County Elementary School (ACES) students are enjoying the opportunity to become more physically active at school this year as they participate in the school's 100 Mile Walking Club. The 100 Mile Club is a national organization that seeks to provide an opportunity for students to experience fitness and personal success.

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2014-05-01 09:55:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

LWC softball opens MSC tournament against Cumberlands

LWC Softball vs. Cumberlands at 3pmCT/4pmET, Thursday, May 1, 2014 MSC Tournament at Millennium Park, 110 Man-O-War Drive, Danville, KY. 40422

By Jay Nicols

COLUMBIA, KY - 9th-ranked and top-seed Lindsey Wilson softball opens the Mid-South Conference Tournament against the eighth-seed University of the Cumberlands (KY) on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m. CT at Millennium Park in Danville, KY.

Lindsey Wilson (43-7, 29-5 MSC) finished the regular season with a 10-2 record down the stretch including a 4-0 record against Cumberlands as they claimed the MSC regular season title and the number one seed in the conference tournament.

2014-05-01 09:39:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

World Day of Prayer observance at noon in front of Adair Annex

The Adair County Ministerial Association will conduct a World Day of Prayer observance at 12pm noon CT, in front of the Adair Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, joining in prayer for the protection, guidance, provision, and salvation of Americans. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Bro. Lanny Harlow serves as President of the Adair County Ministerial Association. It will be carried live on WAIN radio. - Connie Scott

2014-05-01 09:28:00 | Comments | Printable version

Hunter Durham proud of Hometown Boy Matt Loy

Hunter Durham writes:
Congratulations to Matt Loy on his significant acheivement. It is so good to see the "Hometown" boy do so good. I will not tell people about being a nursery worker at church when he was very, very small. Hunter Durham
Comments re article 67037 Matt Loy named CEO of United Citizens Bank of Southern KY

2014-05-01 08:14:12 | Comments | Printable version

Matt Loy named CEO of United Citizens Bank of Southern KY

New head of $133 Million Bank serving Adair, Russell & Taylor Counties is Adair County native. Matt Loy is a graduate of Adair County High School and the University of Kentucky. He is a member of one of Adair County's most distinguished families. He and wife Megan have two children, Connor and Ila. He has been an executive with USB, headquartered on Jamestown Street in Columbia, since August 2005.
'It means a lot to be able to impact my hometown. There's no place like home and I think Adair County's potential is unlimited.' - MATT LOY

By Sandy Corbin

The Board of Directors of United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky announced it has named Matt Loy as the bank's Chief Executive Officer. He assumed office April 1, 2014, as head of the $133 million financial institution with offices currently in Adair, Taylor, and Russell counties.

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2014-05-01 07:31:43 | Comments | Printable version

TRAVEL: Lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County May 2-5

Affects Derby weekend traffic
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By Andrea Clifford, Public Information Officer, KYTC District 5

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 30, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures on Interstate 65 this weekend, May 2-5, 2014, in Bullitt County. Recently, the roadway has been reduced to one lane in each direction on weekends as part of the concrete replacement project. However, this weekend two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction.

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2014-05-01 07:03:16 | Comments | Printable version

Call goes out for volunteer bricklayers, helpers for Haven Mission

Bricklayers, helpers, cooks, and food donations: Everyone can help complete the exterior brick work on this little church which has proven itself a blessing to Columbia and the Adair County Community

By Mark Selby

Pastor Jim Williams and Haven Mission, 300 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY have been such a blessing to the community by opening their doors to many community needs. It is time we paid back the kindness of this ministry so on Saturday, May 3, 2014 starting at 8amCT. The community can help by finishing the bricklaying. If you can come and help for any amount of time, your labor will be greatly appreciated. If anyone knows how to lay brick your help could be used, but if not come to help anyway. There are many things to do and everyone can be a help. There will be lunch and if you would like to help with the food please bring items to be grilled or picnic type food. Thank you Mark Selby --Mark Selby

2014-05-01 06:04:05 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014: Story on the money race: Gregory vs. Wise

A reader submitted a link to a story by Ryan Alessi on the most expensive legislative primary election between incumbent Senator Sara Beth Gregory and challenger Max Wise: cn|2 Pure Politics - Wise slightly out-raises Sen. Gregory in most expensive legislative primary.

2014-05-01 05:48:37 | Comments | Printable version

Roberts named NAIA Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

Roberts helped the Lindsey Wilson women's track and field team win their first-ever Mid-South Conference Championship

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - Chanel Roberts has been named the NAIA Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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2014-05-01 05:42:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

W.M. Feese, JR. announces retiremen effective April 30, 2014

Letter from W.M. Feese, Jr.,

Yesterday (April 30th) was my last officoa;l day as the Property Valuation Administrator of Adair County. As most of you know, for twenty eight years and five months I have served in that capacity. Through it all, in good days and a very few bad days, I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the citizens of this great county.

It took a lo of faith back in 1985 for the voters of Adair County to entrust us with such an important position in local government. We worked hard in that election and in each subsequent election since that time. We could never have accomplished this without the help of a lot of dear and cherished friends. We have been truly blessed during these years in the office of Property Valuation Administrator. We have been blessed with great deputies as well as having a good relationship with the other elected county officials.

We would like to personally thank each Adair countian, but time and circumstances will not permit that, so we are using the news media o express our sincere gratitude and thankfulness for all of you and are looking forward to seeing many of you in the future. God Bless Adair County! With heartfelt gratitude,

W.M.Feese, Jr.
Adair County P.V.A. (Ret.)

2014-05-01 03:39:08 | Comments | Printable version

Friends in Jesus at Tabor, Sunday, May 4, 2014

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

Friends in Jesus will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY, Sunday night May 4, 2014 at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Patricia Hadley

2014-05-01 03:22:10 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, May 1, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 1, 2014:
One always needs friends --
dreams and echoes cannot be
company enough.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 1 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 961, 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

2014-05-01 03:09:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

LWC Concert and Jazz bands Spring Concert, Fri. May 2, 2014

The Lindsey Wilson College Concert and Jazz Bands will present their annual Spring Concert on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7pmCT at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. The bands are under the direction of Tim Allen. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to attend. - Tim Allen

2014-05-01 02:58:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Col. Jason Rector will lead meeting on Neighborhood Watch

There will be an informational meeting on the Neighborhood Watch, Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30pmCT at Tommy's Country Cooking, 551 Gentry Mill Rd, Columbia, KY It will be presented by Col. Jason Rector as well as Constables Shannon Rowe of District 2 and Bill Troutwine of District 1. Magistrates Daryl Flatt (2) and Harold Burton (1) also have said they will attend. The public is invited to come out and learn what a community can do. - Mark Selby

2014-05-01 02:38:37 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 1
Happy Birthday, Ashleigh Durham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Harris (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon White | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karli Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Conover | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lee Ann Sullivan (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lois Ann White | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lonnie McAllister | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Redith George | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tia White (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Versie Streeval (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vickie Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rex Coffey (1962-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Lee Farmer (1997-2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie Herman Jessee (1915-2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Brown (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Underwood, 92, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Altha Pyles Burton, 95, Adair Co., KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard "Rufus" Capps, Burkesville, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence Wheeler, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Ray Thompson, Green Co. native, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewey T. Wright, 91 Green County, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William O. Hall, Casey County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Burton, 77, Adair County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosa Helen Irvin, Adair County, KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lori Morgan Loy, 38, Russell Co., KY (1976-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Hayes, 84, Gradyville, Adair Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice L. Kohler Bacon, Burlington, KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Tim Strode, 60, Eighty Eight, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie (Foot) Curry, 76, Taylor County, KY/Green County native (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barabara Buchanan Lewis, Taylor County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald (Donnie) Ruell Grant, 69, Taylor Co./Adair Co., KY native (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Knight, 92, LaCenter, KY, mother of Susan Minton, Columbia, KY. (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 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:27971, Comment)
7:30amCTTebbs Bend Education Day / Driving tour of Tebbs Bend Battlefield
starts at the Atkinson-Griffin House Confederate Hospital
at Green River Lake Visitors Center, 544 Lake Road, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:27914, Comment)
8:00amCTKY 659 will be closed in Taylor County 7amCT/8amET-2pmCT/3pmET | (ID:27957, 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. Docket for all Kentucky Counties:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: One (1) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-seven (37) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eleven (11) 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:28002, Comment)
Voting will start Friday, May 2, 2014
Vote In-Person by Absentee Machine, County Court Clerk's Office
8am-4:30pmCT M-F; 8:30am-12pmCT Sat. (DETAILS/KY Secretary of State)
Adair County Clerk's Office, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
| (ID:28003, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Phillip (Shug) Dunbar, Russell Co., KY (1941-2014) | (ID:27953, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28031, Comment)
World Day of Prayer observance in front of Adair Annex
Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:28161, Comment)
1:00pmCTMemorial Service, Campbellsville, KY, for Mrs. Theresa Lyn Pavlik, Adair County, KY (1962-2014) | (ID:27954, Comment)
3:00pmCTAdair County Middle School Girls basketball team tryouts
Adair County Middle School, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY, | (ID:27867, Comment)
LWC softball opens MSC tournament against Cumberlands
Millennium Park, 110 Man-O-War Drive, Danville, KY 40422 | (ID:28162, Comment)
5:00pmCTCareer/Technical Education Night Out
Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:27950, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28065, Comment)
6:00pmCTCampbellsville Crossroads Community Church revival is April 30-May 3, 2014
58 W Bear Track Road, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:27849, Comment)
6:30pmCTGreat Decisions group meets Thursdays at Thomas D. Clark room at the Lindsey Wilson College Thomas Clark Reading Room, Katie Murrell Library, 235 Holloway Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:28122, Comment)
Anita Roy brings eventing message
Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28164, Comment)


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