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Human Rights Organizational meeting is May 30, 2014

A planning session for the organization of a Columbia-Adair County Human Rights Commission will meet at 6pmCT, Friday, May 30, 2014, in the basement of the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

Glenda Green, of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission, Frankfort, who is serving as advisor, will be present, along with Adair County Fiscal Court Representatives Sammy Baker and Billy Rowe, and Columbia City Council Members Charles Grimsley and Linda Waggener. Bobby Bowe, who is a major advocate for the commission, also plans to attend.

The meeting has been rescheduled from May 22, 2014.

2014-05-19 20:14:19 | Comments | Printable version

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Twilight in the Silent City

2014-05-19 - 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Columbia, KY.
An evening scene in the Columbia City Cemetery

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Karalee Caldwell Jones, Adair Co., KY (1947-2014)

She professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age, joining Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Adair County, where she was a faithful member. She was a choir member and served on the Missionary and Usher Boards. She was church custodian for many years. She was also a faithful worker in the Zion District Women's Education Institute, serving as President until her health failed. She worked diligently anywhere and everywhere she was called. She volunteered her services willingly throughout many different community organizations. She received many awards of recognition for her dedicated service.
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On Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 6:15pmET, the death angel visited the Golden Living Nursing Center at Green Hill in Greensburg, Kentucky and took Karalee Caldwell Jones home.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12pm noon CT at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Caldwell delivering the eulogy. Burial in Bridgewater-Groves-Caldwell Cemetery in Green County Visitation on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, after 5pmCT, and on Thursday until 10amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 11amCT, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the church.

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2014-05-19 19:39:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Absentee voting closes with 220 voting in Adair Co., KY

By Ed Waggener

Voting by absentee machine is down slightly from 4 years ago, but higher than in 2006. This year, 220 voted by machine. In 2010, there were 235. In 2006, only 170 voted by machine.

2014-05-19 16:53:30 | Comments | Printable version

No opposition to Sammy Baker confirms sagacity of residents of 3rd District

Jon Halsey writes:
No opposition to S.B. confirms the sagacity of the 3rd district denizens. - jon halsey
Comments re article 67409 Jon Halsey Questions on 3rd Magisterial Ballot

2014-05-19 15:32:38 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville Police seeking help locating Dustin Carter

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From Campbellsville 911

The Campbellsville Police Department is currently requesting assistance in locating Dustin Carter. White male approximately 23 years of age, 5'7", 135 lbs. The subject's residence is located at 467 Noe Road in Campbellsville. He was last scene wearing a white t-shirt with blue jeans. The subject was involved in a Hit-And-Run auto accident, striking two pedestrians, on South Central Avenue this date. Anyone with information pertaining to Mr. Carter is asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department at 270-465-4121 or to remain anonymous you can call the PRIDE line at 270-469-7743.

2014-05-19 15:26:45 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Clerk lists Polling Places, Officers, May 20, 2014 Primary Election

The 12 locations, listed alphabetically, with the precincts voting there and officers presiding are as follows:

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2014-05-19 14:32:52 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014: Locations of polling places for election

Voters in Adair County will cast ballots at 16 polling places, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the Adair County Primary Election

The polling places, listed below, now include street numbers and addresses for every polling place.. The locations are as follows:

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2014-05-19 10:42:13 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014: Precincts - Adair Co. magisterial, school districts

-Ed Waggener
The following is a list of the precincts making up each of the county's seven magisterial Districts and the precincts making up each of the county's five school board district:

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2014-05-19 10:34:40 | Comments | Printable version

Jon Halsey- Questions on 3rd Magisterial Ballot

Comments re article 67310 Election 2014 Sample Ballots online at Secretary of State site Jon Halsey writes:
I can't find the Ballot for the 3rd Magisterial District.

I was just curious if Sammy Baker had any opposition and who was running for Constable.

Surely if Sammy Baker is unopposed and there is no Constable for that District, the voters will still vote for the other offices. - Jon Halsey
Thanks - They will vote on all the county-wide and other offices in the General Election. They will not be penalized because they have a great magistrate who has no opposition. Joyce Rodgers said the reason there is no separate ballot, though, is because there are no races specific to the 3rd District. - ED

2014-05-19 10:28:06 | Comments | Printable version

A reminder to those voting Machine Absentee: Deadline is 4:30pmCT

CLerk Joyce Rodgers says she's hoping that this is the last change she have to announce. The State Board of Elections has informed her that the Voting Machines will be open until regular closing time, Election Eve, Monday, May 19, 2014 - STATE LAW

Adair County Court Clerk Joyce Rodgers reminds voters that the voting machine in the Clerk's Office will be open until 4:30pmCT, the offices regular closing time, today. , Monday, May 19, 2014.

2014-05-19 09:38:42 | Comments | Printable version

ACPC Musical: Photo album by Shamarie Claiborne

There's been nothing on Broadway to match it - the 2014 Musical Revue at Adair County Primary Center, headlined "My Town, My World."

Shamarie Claiborne photographed many of the performers. The photo(s) are linked to this album to make it easier to scan them in one place.

2014-05-19 08:57:42 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Clerk: Only election business in office election Day

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 all other business, including auto and land transfers, will have to wait. - ADAIR COUNTY CLERK JOYCE ROGERS

Adair County Court Clerk Joyce Rodgers has announced that on Election Day, her office will not conduct any other business except for the Primary Election Matters..

All other activiites of the office, including land and auto transfers, will be suspended on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, she said.

This is the first time Election Day has been handled in this manner in Adair County, she said, though a lot of counties are doing the same. "With re-districting, a number of voters will be voting at places which are new to them. Everybody has been notified by mail, but we still anticipate more calls tomorrow than usual and we want to be prepared.

2014-05-19 08:45:14 | Comments | Printable version

Jim Blair Center closed Monday-Tuesday, voting

The Jim Blair Community Recreation Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed to the public, except for the voters, on Monday-Tuesday, May 19-20, 2014 due to the election polls being held there. Thanks, --Ricky Roy, Director

2014-05-19 08:23:24 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Ranked Top 5 in the Nation for Maritime Jobs

From Congressman Ed Whitfield's communication office

PADUCAH, KY - Congressman Ed Whitfield(KY-01), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, is pleased to recognize the importance of the maritime and waterways industries in Kentucky. According to a study recently released by the American Maritime Partnership, Kentucky now ranks fifth in the nation in waterways, with over 13,000 jobs in the industry and an economic impact of over the $2.7 billion annually. According to the study, more than 43.8 million tons of cargo, including coal, lignite, and coal coke, travel through Kentucky waterways each year, traveling to states such as Louisiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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2014-05-19 08:00:50 | Comments | Printable version

Showcase for next season: Adair Co. HS Spring Practice Football

By Cathy Luttrell

Family and fans were treated to Adair County High School Football Team's annual Spring Practice game last Friday night, May 16, 2014. Players divide up into two teams, red and blue, to compete against each other. Coaches and team members take this opportunity to run through plays they have been learning during the off season. It's a great opportunity to see what the team has in store for the upcoming season. - Cathy Luttell

2014-05-19 07:24:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Eye on the Square says Fountain Cleaned this morning

CM's Spy Eye on the Square reports that, as promised by Mayor Harris, the fountain in the Fountain Plaza was cleaned at dawn this morning. They did leave the scene without checking with him to tell him when they'd be back to turn the water on, but it should be soon. - EW

2014-05-19 06:36:58 | Comments | Printable version

Planning & Zoning Public Notice

Public Notice - (Not at Taxpayer Expense)

The City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6pmCT, in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, to consider and adopt the established Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives for the 2015 Comprehensive Plan. All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written or oral comments at the Public Hearing. Senior citizens are encouraged to attend and comment. Handicapped persons needing assistance or aid should contact the City Clerk’s office at 270-384-2501. TDD (Telephone Device for Deaf) Number 1-800-247-2510. - Jada Coomer

2014-05-19 05:58:24 | Comments | Printable version

Daily Construction Report for Monday May 19, 2014

Work will be in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Reed Street

Special story

Columbia / Adair Utilities District's Downtown Water Replacement Project is underway. Today, Monday, May 19, 2014, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working from 200 S Reed Street to 100 S Reed Street, stopping at the intersection of South Reed Street and Jamestown Street in Columbia, KY.

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2014-05-19 05:02:59 | Comments | Printable version

Good progress made on volunteer bricklaying day at Haven Mission

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By Ed Waggener

Good progress was made with the volunteer effort to finish the brick facing on Haven Mission, now not-so-little church at 300 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY.

The work day was held Saturday, May 2, 2014. The event was first suggested to pastor Jim Williams by Mark Selby, who had performed in the church, and who passes by the work in progress often going to and from his job at the Adair County Regional Jail.

Five bricklayers, Billy McEachern, J.T. Meyer, John England, Jordan Schuler, and Gabriel along with Pastor Jim Williams, were supported by a whole cast of support people, from hod carriers to mud men to runners, food and beverage support - and those who just came to furnish the elan - or to observe and encourage, as Delbert Corbin, the long time pastor at the church, did.

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2014-05-19 03:27:52 | Comments | Printable version

Unity in the Community revival closes after 9 successful nights

Crowds varied from 140-200 per night. Four were saved. A series of revival meetings originally planned for 4 nights grew to more than twice that

Special CM report

They announced a four day revival, but when it proved so successful, it was continued a night at a time. It drew to a close last night, Sunday, May 18, 2014 after 9 meetings.

Linda Tucker, publicist for the group of four churches, wrote Sunday evening, "Unity in the Community Revival ended tonight. There were 4 people saved, several testified about being healed last week, re-dedication and the attendance was anywhere from 140 to 200+ each night. Thanks for posting each night."

The meetings were rotated among Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, Cane Valley Community of Adair County; Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kelleyville Road, Columbia, KY, in the Coburg Community of Adair County; Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY, in the Coburg Community of Adair County; and Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, in the Cane Valley Community of Adair County.

2014-05-19 02:27:34 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, May 19, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 19, 2014:
Being made over
only has chance of success
when caught young enough.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 19 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 979, in progress HR>
Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 18, 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

2014-05-19 01:39:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

AC Garden Club abuzz about bees for May 22, 2014 meeting

Beth Wilson, Pulaski Co. Horticulturist will speak at Adair Extension Office on the subject of bees
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By Donna Jones, President
Adair County Garden Club

In May the Adair County Garden Club is getting busy with honey bees. The club will met May 22, 2014 at the Adair County Extension Office 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY at 1pmCT. Save this time and BUZZ on over and join us for an UNBEELIEVE time.

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2014-05-19 01:36:02 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 19
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Happy Anniversary, Greg & Lisa Cooper (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Quinn Smith Lasley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Sommer Blair Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Annette Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barry Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dustin Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Murrell (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grayson Bragg (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kendra Glasgow | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Burton (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Moe Hawkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Morgan Long | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patrick Christopher Oliver (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Sapp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sommer Blair Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy L. Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Pallie Rae Stotts Nelson, Columbia, KY (May 19, 1912 - September 5, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Wheet, Adair Co., KY native (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delsie Bean Branham, Burkesville, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joann Leach, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Grider, Burkesville, KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Joyce Geraldine Smith Johnson, Burkesville, Ky (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maye Penick Buckner, 105, Green County, KY (1907-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Pike, Adair County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linzie A. Wilson, Dunnville, KY (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elicia Mae Luttrell, Casey County, KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Faye Shanklin, Casey County, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adese Bernard Thomas, Russell County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lenore R. Hoover, Magnolia, KY (1965-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Ann Simpson, Green Co., KY, Russell Co. KY native (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Cleadus Kemp Posey, Green Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Edward Dubree, Clarkson, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donovan Lee Dean, 25, Taylor Co., KY (1989-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Amerine Coomer, 85, Adair County, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie W. (Dyke) Hall, Green County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teddy G. Smith, 75, Cumberland Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Frank Bowman, Casey Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Terry Allen Laboyteaux, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leona Pearl Dyson, 93, Jamestown, KY/Bloomington, IL native (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, May 19, 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:27989, Comment)
Daily Construction Report for Downtown CAUD Waterline Work
Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working from 200 S Reed Street to 100 S Reed Street, stopping at the intersection of South Reed Street and Jamestown Street in Columbia, KY. | (ID:28352, Comment)
ACMS Site Council nominations accepted 7am-3pm, May 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 2014
Adair County Middle School, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:28279, Comment)
- 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:28020, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties Once at Docket for all Kentucky Counties, Choose 1) Circuit or District, 2) County - from drop down list 3) Verify dates. :
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: Twelve (12) Event(s) Circuit Court. Seventy-six (76) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Thirty-one (31) 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. Sixty-eight (68) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two hundred seventy (270) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred forty-one (141) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28351, Comment)
Jim Blair Center closed Monday-Tuesday, except for voting
Jim Blair Community Recreation Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28354, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Ruby E. Withers, Russell Springs, KY (1913-2014) | (ID:28332, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28049, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Melba Boots, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (ID:28344, Comment)
4:00pmCTACHS Site Based meeting at Library, 526 Indian DR, Columbia, KY | (ID:28342, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28083, Comment)
6:30pmCTMillerfield Brethren in Christ revival is May 18-22, 2014
Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road Columbia, KY | (ID:28334, Comment)
Revival at Melson Ridge United Baptist May 18, 21, 2014
Melson Ridge United Baptist Church 3082 Melson Ridge Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28347, 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:27326, Comment)


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