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Vonnie Kolbenschlag: Notes decision to remove Parson House

City approves use of eminent domain for Parson House

By Vonnie Kolbenschlag

Many years ago, when Columbia was just beginning, the city paid for land to become a city cemetery, in the same place it is today. The present cemetery has expanded since then, but the original deed exists in a large record book, handwritten in beautiful script by William Caldwell, Columbia's first clerk.

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2014-05-05 21:34:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

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City of Columbia Unrestricted/-obligated Funds Position

2014-05-05 - City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Chart by Councillor June Parson. Councillor June Parson analyzed the City and Gas Department Finances to ascertain the amount of Unrestricted and unobligated funds available to the City, left column, and the Gas Department right column and gives her opinion on the circumstances for each in the footnotes. Parson presented the analysis at the City Council meeting Monday evening, May 5, 2014, at the Council's regular monthly meeting.
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Driven, The Spirituals in concert at Jim Blair, May 10, 2014

The groups Driven & The Spirituals will be singing on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2pmCT, at the Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. Weather permitting it will be held outside so bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon with song and praise! There will be concessions & the proceeds from concessions will go to Emory Chapel Youth. The afternoon of music & praise is free. If rain it, will be held inside the center. This is being brought by Feed My Sheep Ministry & Gods Prayer team. Proceeds will benefiting the Youth Group of Emory's Chapel Church. Everyone is invited. -Lesa Withers

2014-05-05 16:44:26 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Kathryn Hutchison Davis, Adair Co., KY (1923-2014)

She was the matriarch of a distinguished, old line Adair County family deep roots in Russell County, KY, and elsewhere. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Robert and Mary Caldwell Hutchison and the widow of Earl Davis, who preceded her in death in 1957. She leaves 16 direct living desendants. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Columbia Baptist Church and retired from Union Underwear in Campbellsville, KY
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Mary Kathryn Hutchison Davis age 90 years formerly of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:37pmCT, at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY after several months illness.

A graveside service will be held Thursday May 8, 2014 at 1pmCT, in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Tony Stephens the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Columbia Cemetery/ The family requests visiting after 10amCT, on Thursday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

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2014-05-05 14:32:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

May 5-May 9, 2014 is Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Adair County Citizens,

The Adair County School District is celebrating "Teacher Appreciation Week" all this week, May 5 May 9, 2014.

Each day we will be drawing from among the faculty members at each of our four schools for the following "thank you" items, donated by the community:

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2014-05-05 14:16:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Rosa Helen Irvin, Adair County, KY (1929-2014)

She was the cherished matriarch of one of the large, great families centered around Northeast Adair County, KY. She was the widow of Ernest "Smallboy Irvin. She leaves 36 direct living descendants. She was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist Church, and was retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY after a career of 32 years.
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Rosa Helen Irvin, Adair County, KY (1929-2014)

Rosa Helen Irvin age 85 years of the Vester community passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 1:35pmCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11amCT, at the Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Clergy officiating Bro. Lanny Garner, Wesley Irvin, Travis Garner & Rev. Glenn LaFond. Interment in Bearwallow Cemetery. Visitation after 4pmCT, Tuesday, May, 6, 2014, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

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2014-05-05 12:25:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

SCC announces Clinton Center 2013 Practical Nursing 2013

By Nancy Phelps

Somerset, KY (May 5, 2014). - The following students completed the Practical Nursing Program at the SCC Clinton Center Practical Nursing Program in December, 2013. Students who complete the program are qualified to take the NCLEX PN exam to become Licensed Practical Nurses:

Barbara Bock, Clinton; Elizabeth Crew, Russell; Crystal Grimsley, Russell; Tabitha McGowan, Russell; Andrea Cowan, Adair; Madison Brooking, Clinton; Cherrae Mankin, Pulaski; Amy Neal, Clinton; Tammy Dishman, Wayne; Misty Sewell, Cumberland; Crystal Pennington, Cumberland; Ashley Hardin, Clinton. - Nancy Phelps

2014-05-05 09:52:32 | Comments | Printable version

Illegally placed signs will be removed

Elections and mowing season prompt Transportation Officials to reiterate sign placement regulations, which apply to all signs, others as well as political
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By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
KYTC District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (May 5, 2014) - Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have authority and will remove political signs along state maintained right-of-way areas.

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2014-05-05 09:45:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Supt. Reed: Setting the record straight on land purchase

Dear readers and Adair County citizens:

I want to sincerely apologize for how one of my comments in last week's paper regarding my quote about purchasing the 13 acre adjoining tract of land from Mr. Sherman Wayne Burton may have come across to your readers. The main reasons stated for moving forward with the purchase were so that we would have enough land to build a much needed bus garage, and so that campus beautification can continue. I also mentioned the need for a "buffer zone" between our campus and the re-cycling operation run by the Burton family.

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2014-05-05 08:17:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: More support for reward

Lois Cunningham writes:
Ed... This kind of blatant cruelty is disgusting and scary. Individuals that exhibit this kind of cruelty with animals can move on to cruelty with all living things.

I too pledge 50.00 to the reward fund for the apprehension of the individual or individuals that committed this crime....and it is a crime, not a little misdirected mischief. --Lois Cunningham
Comments re photo 54689 A picture of grief

2014-05-05 06:56:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Love Living in Roley: Frances Salyers album gives reasons why

Frances Salyers shares photo(s) today with a note, "Love living in Roley." Click on headline to view delightful pictures she just happened to see and capture. Another reminder that, in South Central Kentucky, one always needs to have a quick draw camera.

2014-05-05 06:19:09 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15 Activity Report, April 2014

Three traffic deaths, two in Russell County and one in Marion County, raise YTD fatality count above total in prior year. Statewide, fatality count is high, but down from 2013
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By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - During the month of April 2014, there were 15 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

There were two fatal collisions resulting in three deaths during the month of April in the Post 15 area:

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2014-05-05 04:40:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

WKU/Glasgow campus Graduand at Plaza Theatre

WKU Glasgow’s Graduand recognition will e at 6:30pmCT, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Plaza Theatre, 115 East Main Street in Glasgow, KY. Guest speaker will be Dave Tatman, former manager of the General Motors Corvette plant in Bowling Green. The program will include student remarks, student awards and graduand recognition by WKU Provost Gordon Emslie. Graduand is a term of status referring to a student who has completed his or her studies at the university, but not yet graduated in a formal ceremony.

2014-05-05 03:40:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Columbia, KY City Council agenda, meeting May 5, 2014

The Columbia City Council will meet in regular session at the Council Meeting Room, City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, on Monday, May 5, 2014, 2014 at 6pmCT.

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2014-05-05 03:14:46 | Comments | Printable version

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2014-05-05 03:12:53 | Comments | Printable version

Chris Cato: Darn shame KY has most lax animal cruelty laws

Comments re article 67098 Letter Torture is Slippery Slope

By Chris Cato

It is a darn shame that Kentucky has some of the most lax laws concerning animal cruelty in the nation. The same goes for the laws concerning animal abuse and neglect.

The perpetrator/perpetrators responsible for this heinous crime need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the present laws. We animal lovers need to colectively push Kentucky legislators towards passing laws that carry more appropriate sentences for such cruel and cowardly actions. - Chris Cato

RELATED: A picture of grief . . .

2014-05-05 03:04:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Auctions and Sales

Query: Wants more on Harold Johnson, Sr.

Comments re article 38515 Rev Joey N Welsh/Lessons from 40 years ago

Hope Johnson writes:
I wanted to thank you (Author Rev. Joey N. Welsh - CM) for writing this article. Harold Johnson Sr. was my grandfather and its great to find out just how wonderful he was. I was just wondering where I could to find some of material you used for your article since I really don't know that much about my grandfather --Hope johnson
Thanks: Perhaps the author or a genealogist can be of help. Thanks for reminding us of this wonderful Another Angle column about a gifted African-American Methodist pastor, Rev. Harold Greene Johnson, first posted on CM almost 8 years ago. Hope you find the information you seek.- EW

2014-05-05 02:55:35 | Comments | Printable version

Lindsey Cycling finishes 24th overall at road nationals

Blue Raiders 13th in the men’s team time trial

By Pierce Yarberry

RICHMOND, VA - Lindsey Wilson cycling earned 40 points to finish 24th overall at the 2014 CapTech USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships this weekend.

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2014-05-05 02:46:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, MONDAY with CM, May 5, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 5, 2014:
Between aching spells
broken heart lets you live life
as if it were whole.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 5 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 965, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 4, 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

2014-05-05 02:33:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Campbellsville Police arrest motorcyclist after high speed chase

Cyclist alleged to have passed several cars in a no passing zone fails to stop at first attempt by Campbellsville Police; he was taken into custody and faces several charges.
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From Campbellsville Police Department Information

The Campbellsville Police Department was involved in a high speed vehicle pursuit at 12:23ET, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 which led from Old Hodgenville Road & North Bypass to Old Hodgenville Road & KY 210.

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2014-05-05 02:11:37 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Police Dept. arrests 18th in Operation Spring Cleanup

Chief Jason Cross says combatting drugs will continue to be main focus of department

By Ofc.Josh Brockman

Columbia Police Department has arrested 25 year old Oba Thompson of Columbia, KY, on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree. Thompson arrest brings number to 18 individuals who has been charged for selling illegal narcotics in our community in the last few months. Chief Cross states the arrest will continue as the department continues to make combating drugs it's main focus. - By Ofc.Josh Brockman of the Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross

2014-05-05 01:46:17 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 5
Happy Anniversary, George and Joanne Payne (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnnie Ray Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Roberts (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaleb Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathrine Curtsinger | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Gilpin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mattie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Dawn Goforth (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wilma Jean Waggener Cravens (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elvenois Kirk Cumberland Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Lane Rainwater, Taylor Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie C. Johnson, Russell Co., KY (1959 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Bee Hardin, Cumberland Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles (Chuck) Spurling, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nickolas Ealie Burton, stillborn (2012-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Franklin Cravens, Casey Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orval Riggs, Campbellsville, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Jones, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Hawkins, Taylor County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Carroll, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Kay Wethington, 57, Adair Co., KY (1957-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Imogene Sallee Huff, Taylor County, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Powell, 86, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Joe Spears, 54, Casey Co., KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nathaniel Taylor, 87, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elvadene Sharp, 75, Liberty, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Gosser, 86, Russell Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce H. Tucker , Taylor County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman -Sluggo- Curry, Green Co., KY native/Taylor Co. KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Burton Lucas, Russell Co., KY/Marion Co., IN native (1964-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don R. Moore, 80, Taylor County, KY/Adair native (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee Hood | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Antle, (1967-2000) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTRifles and knives from Richie Farmer tenure auction
at KY Fish & Wildlife headquarters, 1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort | (ID:27965, Comment)
Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:27974, 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. Docket for all Kentucky Counties:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: One (1) Event(s) Circuit Court. Sixty (60) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighty-eight (88) 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. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One Hundred Twenty-One (121) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One Hundred Twenty-Six (126) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28189, Comment)
DAV service officer at VFW Post 6097, at Adair County Fairground
VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28165, Comment)
Columbia Post Office Stamp out Hunger Drive May 5-10, 2014 Nonperishable food items may be donated at the Columbia Post Office, 800 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, 8am-4pmCT, today. | (ID:28175, Comment)
May 5-May 9, 2014 is Teacher Appreciation Week | (ID:28195, Comment)
10:00amCTPrimary Election Day.
County Boards of Election to be at county clerk's office 10am prevailing time to county absentee ballots. | (ID:28193, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28035, Comment)
Services at Manntown Cemetery for Hadus Geraldine Guffey, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (ID:28186, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mary Frances Pruitt, Green County, KY (1941-2014) | (ID:28188, Comment)
3:00pmCTAdair County Middle School Girls basketball team tryouts
Adair County Middle School, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY, | (ID:27868, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28069, Comment)
Adair County Primary Center Site Based Council meets
at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant, 1764 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28172, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, Louise Coffey, Taylor Co.; formerly of Adair Co., KY (1930-2014) | (ID:28187, Comment)
6:00pmCTAuditions for 2014 Theatrefest! May 4-5, 2014
Lindsey Wilson College's V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:27400, Comment)
Primary Election Day.
Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by 6pm prevailing time. | (ID:28192, Comment)
Adair Co. Genealogical Society regular 1st Monday meeting (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:28138, Comment)
Columbia City Council Regular meeting at City Hall. (AGENDA)
116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. CM Directory of Recurring Events | (ID:28139, Comment)
Russell County Bee Club meets 1st Mondays (Recurring Event)
Russell County Extension Office at 2688 S. Hwy 127, Russell Springs, KY. | (ID:28140, Comment)
Adair Democratic Women's Club meeting
Columbia/Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:28184, Comment)
6:30pmCTMelson Ridge Separate Baptist Church Revival
Melson Ridge Separate Bapist Church, 5250 Hwy 900 Road, Columbia. KY | (ID:27959, Comment)
Neighborhood Watch Informational meeting, 551 Gentry Mill Rd, Columbia, KY
| (ID:27968, Comment)
7:00pmCT(Ad) Free - C-R-E-A-T-I-O-N Seminar
to Live Healthier, Happier, Less Stressed Lives (DETAILS)
at Wm. T's at the Pines at Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:27324, Comment)


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