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The 16th Kentucky Senate Race at a glance

Max Wise carries Adair, Clinton, Russell and Taylor Counties. Sara Beth Gregory wins in Cumberland, McQueary and Wayne. The vote with all seven counties reporting, is Wise - 14,037; Gregory, 11,743.
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By Ed Waggener

Max Wise of Campbellsville won an impressive victory tonight to capture the 16th Kentucky Senate seat, wresting it from incumbent Sara Beth Gregory by a margin of 2,284 votes district wide.

Wise carried 4 of the seven counties in the district, Adair County, Taylor County, Russell County the new counties in the district, by big margins, won Clinton County
by a narrow vote, and lost Cumberlandnarrowly.

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2014-05-20 22:41:46 | Comments | Printable version

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Bear hugs and dancing in the street in Campbellsville

2014-05-20 - Main Street, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Larry Smith. Campbellsville celebrated into the night with the victory by Max Wise in the Kentucky 16th Senate District. He's getting a big hug from 51st District Representative Bam Carney the middle of Main Street. Brothers BBQ restaurant furnished barbecue and the party was originally supposed to to held inside. When the large restaurant proved too small, Mayor Tony Young had two blocks of Main Street cordoned off. There hasn't been a celebration in Taylor County like this one in a long time. - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications - (FM 99.9 the Big Dawg and FM 92.7, the WAVE Radio Stations. )
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Primary Election Results are on State Web Site

For links to the Kentucky 16th Senate Race Counties, click to The 16th Kentucky Senate Race at a glance

By Pen

Election results appeared on the Kentucky Board of Election web site as they rolled in last night. Use these links to check for the results in each county: See also: Statewide Results

2014-05-20 17:38:53 | Comments | Printable version

LWC's Espinoza, Morales and Charters earn NAIA Men's Tennis All-America Honors

Morales earns his fourth-consecutive NAIA All-America honor

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

Edberg Espinoza, Fabricio Morales and Francisco Charters have earned NAIA Men's Tennis All-America honors, the national office announced on Monday. Espinoza was named a First Team selection, Morales was named to the Second Team and Charters earned Honorable Mention honors.

The trio helped the men's tennis program at Lindsey Wilson College reach the national quarterfinals before falling in a tightly contested match to Vanguard (Calif.) 5-4.

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2014-05-20 15:13:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

4 at LWC earn NAIA Women's Tennis All-America honors

Four Blue Raiders earned NAIA Women's Tennis All-America honors, the national office announced on Monday. Alejandra Galvis and Sarah Bernos were named First Team selections, Alicia Rodriguez was named to the Second Team and Anna Gaprindashvili earned Honorable Mention honors.

The four women helped the women's tennis program reach its sixth national semifinals on Friday before falling to eventual national champion Georgia Gwinnett.

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2014-05-20 15:09:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Narotm J. Patel, Taylor County (1941-2014)

Mr. Narotm J. Patel passed from this life at his home in Campbellsville on May 17, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 73 years of age. Mr. Patel was born in Deusana, Kadi, Mehsana, Gujarat, India to the late Jivram and Puriben Patel. He was a farmer by trade in India, and continued that occupation, as well as becoming a successful businessman, after he became a citizen of the United States.

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2014-05-20 15:01:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: 16 Goslings is Possible

Tine Reynolds writes:
The way to know that for sure is to have seen the nest where the eggs were laid and then hatched. In our experience, we have seen a nest with eleven eggs and all of them hatched.This was last year. So I would think if 11 hatched, then certainly more than likely 16 eggs hatched at the same time. But these eggs are quite large so that is another problematic factor. --Tine Reynolds
Comments re photo 54969 Birds of Kentucky Sixteen to One

2014-05-20 14:57:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Jayden Miller Reaches 300 AR Points

Jayden Miller, son of Bradley and Stacy Miller, and a first grade student in Kim Downs' room, has become the second student to reach the 300 Accelerated Reader point level at Adair County Primary Center. --Jennifer Mann

2014-05-20 14:55:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACHS Science Energy light show, This is Art, May 20, 2014

Light-centered artwoks will illuminate the Arboretum. Quite a show, advance information says - and it's free

By Shamarie Claiborne

The Adair County High School Science Department, Energy Academy, and Art Department want to remind everyone of their upcoming exhibition entitled "This is Art." The show will be held at the Adair County High School Arboretum, 481 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, tonight, Wednesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:45pmCT. The show consists of light-centered artworks illuminating the Arboretum. The event is free and open to the public. - Shamarie Claiborne

2014-05-20 14:52:14 | Comments | Printable version

James Thomas Puracchio, Taylor County (1954-2014)

Mr. Puracchio was an accomplished high-performance mechanic, having worked on several professional teams and winning numerous awards throughout his lifetime. Some claimed he could even rebuild a racing transmission blindfolded. He was the owner of Jim's Performance in Campbellsville, KY, but he often felt that his biggest contribution to the sport he loved (drag racing) was in the work he did for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, a non-profit which has raised over 2 1/2 million dollars in scholarship money.
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Mr. James "Jim" Thomas Puracchio, son of Dorothy Puracchio and the late Thomas Puracchio, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Campbellsville, KY. He was 60 years, 3 months, and 7 days of age.

There will be a funeral service conducted at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12pmCT/1pmET and officiated by Bro. Jim Collison. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 21, from 10amCT/11amET until time for the funeral.

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2014-05-20 14:46:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Farmers Market open 2pm-6pmCT today, May 20, 2014

The Adair County Farmer's Market is open every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm-6pm CT, at the Adair County Extension Services parking lot, 409 Fair Ground Street, Columbia, KY.

By Barbara Armitage

Vendors at the market today:
  • Darrell Bunnell of Coview Farm 270-384-5412 - SALE! Buy 2 get one FREE Bedding Plants for your Vegetable, Herb and Flower garden. Gourmet lettuce. Hanging baskets.

  • Barbara Armitage of Tucker's Station Farms 270-250-2979 - A few quarts of fresh picked strawberries! Black berry plants 50% off. Blackberry and Strawberry plants. Homemade Blackberry Jams and Salsa's
Watch here for additional vendors' information should any join us today.

2014-05-20 12:38:58 | Comments | Printable version

Wayfaring Stranger welcomes light of Mr. Halsey's erudition

The Wayfaring Stranger writes:
This Wayfaring Stranger finds equally amusing, amazing, and appalling the intimation Mr. Halsey should dim the light of his erudition because other bulbs burn less brightly. - The Wayfaring Stranger
Comments re article 67425 Questions need-to-lookup big word in Jon Halsey commentary

2014-05-20 12:32:20 | Comments | Printable version

LWC launches online Master's Program in Interactive Design

Degree will be offered almost entirely online
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

Lindsey Wilson College will begin a graduate program this fall in interactive design. The 36-hour program -- which will cost about $17,000 and take about 22 months to complete -- will be offered almost entirely online.

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2014-05-20 12:17:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Letter: Egads, Again

Lois Cunningham writes:
I agree with the Egads remark. Early release of the absentee votes might influence some voters and that is just what is not supposed to happen... --Lois Cunningham
Comments re article 67422 Kenny Absher Absentee results ought to be made known early

2014-05-20 10:08:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, TUESDAY with CM, May 20, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 20, 2014:
Early compromise
may but cover over rock
to split on at last.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 20 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 980, in progress

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

2014-05-20 07:54:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Takes issue with idea of early absentee count release

Jon Halsey writes:
To quote the famed Catalpa Philosopher from Horse Cave: EGAD! - Jon Halsey
Comments re article 67422 Kenny Absher Absentee results ought to be made known early

2014-05-20 07:41:42 | Comments | Printable version

Special Called School Board Meeting, May 21, 2014

There will be a Special Called School Board Meeting Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8amCT, at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, for the purpose of:
  1. Discussion of Geo-Thermal Leaks at Adair County Primary Center
  2. Approval to enter into agreement with Ensafe to provide environmental site assessment report and groundwater protection plan services at Adair County Elementary School
  3. Adjournment
The meeting is open to the public.

2014-05-20 07:16:52 | Comments | Printable version

Questions need-to-look-up big word in Jon Halsey commentary

Issue of the day: Sagacity and it's place on CM. Should that word be banned along with mention or allusion to Shakespeare?
Comments re article 67414 No opposition to Sammy Baker confirms sagacity of residents of 3rd District

By Rickie Williams

sagacity = acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.

I had to look up the word to see what it meant. When it comes to the three R's, I took the first one as being optional and doubled up on the last one.

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2014-05-20 06:57:02 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2014: Reader request for Meet the Candidates fulfilled

Rebecca Phillips writes:
Hey, Ed. Just wondering if there is still a way to access your Meet the Candidates information on CM? I was looking for a review before tomorrow, but can't find it anymore! - Rebecca Phillips
Thanks We've changed the schedule so that this list will be up all day on the Front Page, Election Day, from 6am-6pmCT. Thanks for reminding us of how important this feature is. Hope every voter checks these paid announcements on CM to read what the candidates have to say in their own words - there's possibility of changes today. - EW

2014-05-20 06:31:32 | Comments | Printable version

Construction Report: Waterline Work closes S Reed today

Special traffic report

Columbia / Adair Utilities District's Downtown Water Replacement Project is under way . Today, Tuesday May 20, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on the 100 block of So. Reed Street. South Reed Street will be closed from Jefferson Alley to Jamestown Street in Columbia, KY.

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2014-05-20 06:04:33 | Comments | Printable version

Kenny Absher: Absentee results ought to be made known early

Election 2014: Personal Commentary

Kenny Absher writes:
I cannot feel but disappointed that they didn't print the results of those votes; it would give the rest of us a clue as to who to vote for. -Kenny Absher
Comments re article 67415 Absentee voting closes with 220 voting in Adair Co KY

2014-05-20 05:09:20 | Comments | Printable version

Slave Burials at Old Lapsley/Snow Farm Russell County

Russell County, KY

By Tine Reynolds

Slave Burials Recognized on Memorial Day this Year An unusual type of slave burial was performed at the old Lapsley/Snow Farm in Russell Co. Six slaves at this farm are validated by county death records.

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2014-05-20 04:54:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

This CM Shortcut makes checking birthdays a snap!

Try this feature to see if a Birthday, Anniversary, or In Memory Birthday is posted

There's a shortcut to checking listings in Birthdays. Look into the future on CM as a Daily Newspaper! On the Daily News Page: Use the Arrow Key for "Next Day" and view each coming day's birthday list day-by-day. If you want to try another month or time of the year, speed up the search by using the "To View Another Day" to manually type in a day. For instance, if you wonder if a favorite person's birthday is listed for July 2, type in "2014-07-02." The shortcut works for one year ahead. Try for tomorrow, May 21, 2014, by clicking Daily News for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Today, there were 25 entries in the Birthdays for today, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:01amCT, after we checked for duplications and spot checked the links.

We hope we've got every important one, but if you know of a Birthday, Business Birthday, In Memory Birthday, or Anniversary which needs to be added, please send now using any Contact/Submit button. We'll do our best to get it posted during the day.

As always, if you need help, call 270-250-2730.- CM)

2014-05-20 04:48:16 | Comments | Printable version

Sunday night singing at Tabor Community Church

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

The Stilts Family will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY, on Sunday night, May 25, 2014. at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. --Patricia Hadley

2014-05-20 04:07:10 | Comments | Printable version

New farmers market Wednesdays at Acton Retreat

Market, convenient to Marion, Casey, and Adair as well as Taylor, at campground will offer free space for vendors. Gloria Anderson says its a good time to check our improvements at historic camp. The campground is now under the care of Stoner Creek United Methodist Church.
Related article: History of the United Methodist Acton Retreat Center, by Janet Bradley with many photos, posted on 2010-09-28 13:06:19.

By Glora Anderson

Over here at Acton Retreat, 6440 Liberty Road, Campbellsville, KY, we have a new Farmers market every Wednesday from 7am-11amCT/8am til noonET

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2014-05-20 03:32:04 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 20
Happy Anniversary, William and Ople Dial (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briley Ann Breeding (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklynne Carroll (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Durham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Stewart Cowan (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Pyles (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Hitch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma H. Scott (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Redmon (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Travis Corbin (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adam Bowen, Taylor Co., KY(1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Anna Mary Milby, 80, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alta Graham Roberts, Taylor Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Lenva Garmon, Cumberland Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosalie Wiley Mitchell, Cumberland Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cleo Watson Adair Co., KY (1918-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Genneive Tarter, Taylor Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Robert "Bobby" Marcum, Green Co. KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Eva Jewell Curry Shuffett, Green Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otha Zimmerman, Jr., Russell Springs, KY (1945-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Lucille Irvin , 74, Russell County, KY (1939-2014)< | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Marcus Wayne Smith, 38, Cumberland Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Eugene Murray, Russell County, KY (1958-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma F. Scott, 81, Bliss Community (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katherine Brown, 60, Casey Co., KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl A. Burton (May 20, 1912-Feb. 23, 1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Brown (May 20, 1932-July 17, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTConstruction/Traffic Report: S Reed CLOSED today, 6am-5:30pmCT | (ID:28361, Comment)
It's PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - Polls open 6am-6pm Prevailing Time Across KY | (ID:28360, Comment)
6:01amCTBECAUSE POLLS OPEN at Jim Blair Center/CLOSED for all other activities
Jim Blair Community Recreation Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28356, Comment)
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:27990, Comment)
8:00amCTVote 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:28008, Comment)
Economic Development Authority will NOT meet May 20, 2014
C/AC Economic Development Authority CACEDA. - (Watch for Agenda)
Regular 3rd Tuesday meeting at Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY - Recurring Event
| (ID:28152, 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: Forty-four (44) Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Six (6) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two hundred eighty-seven (287) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28363, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:28027, Comment)
10:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 10am-1pmCT (Recurring Event)
Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Patricia Willis Food Pantry | (ID:28023, Comment)
The "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) Watch here for topic/guest(s) | (ID:28157, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Iva Jo Powell, 81, Casey Co., KY (1932-2014) | (ID:28343, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28052, Comment)
2:00pmCTAdair Farmers Market Open 2pm-6pmCT TODAY (TODAY'S VENDORS)
Adair Extension office parking lot, 409 Fair Ground ST., Columbia, KY (Sponsored)
| (ID:28364, Comment)
3:00pmCTAdair Co. Knife Swap, Regular 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
In the basement of the Masonic Lodge, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Jason Cox | (ID:28030, Comment)
3:30pmCTACMS Site Based Decision Making Council regular monthly meeting
at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:28297, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28084, 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:28097, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, regular Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. - Lee Ann Jessee | (ID:28106, Comment)
6:30pmCTMillerfield Brethren in Christ revival is May 18-22, 2014
Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road Columbia, KY | (ID:28335, Comment)
Revival at Melson Ridge United Baptist May 18, 21, 2014
Melson Ridge United Baptist Church 3082 Melson Ridge Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28348, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Jaycees Reg Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (Recurring Event)
Fairgrounds Pavillion, 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY- GREG THOMAS | (ID:28109, Comment)
7:45pmCT Adair County High School Science Energy Light Show
at the Adair County High School Arboretum, 481 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:28365, Comment)


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