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Frank Dickerson: Half day on opening of Knifley school didn't hurt patriotism

Frank Dickerson writes:

Do I see a trend developing here?

Back in the stone age, namely, the first day of school at Knifley High School was July 4, 1948. My first day and I was so excited, but crestfallen in the extreme when I learned that it was only a half day affair. So it was back to the hoe and the tobacco patch until milking time.

The good news is that it had no effect my patriotism. Go thank a Vet and remember the fallen.

It's highly improbable that the children will suffer major scars from attending classes on Memorial Day. Call it another teaching moment. - Frank Dickerson
Comments re article 67516 Saddened by decision to hold School on Memorial Day

2014-05-24 20:17:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Memorial Day - Paying respect

2014-05-24 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Bub Polston.
Bub Polston writes: Paying respect on this weekend

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Rodney Smith: Against alcohol related benefits

Rodney Smith writes:
No thanks! Keep your breweries and all of your alcohol related benefits out of our county. We don't need them! - Rodney Smith
Comments re article 67517 Craft beer production could brew up jobs for ColumbiaAdair Co

2014-05-24 20:14:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Craft beer production could brew up jobs for Columbia/Adair Co.

The WET VOTE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: 'Restaurants, businesses and breweries in Columbia and Adair County could become a tourist destinations that draw visitors from across America who are searching for authentic locally grown food, locally smoked meats, and locally produced craft beers.' - JIM BARBEE

By Jim Barbee

The voters of Columbia and Adair County may be able to soon make a decision that can bring jobs and economic development to our community. I call your attention to a couple recent articles, listed below, that showcase the opportunities that can come from the development of small, locally-owned craft beer breweries.

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2014-05-24 11:44:46 | Comments | Printable version

Saddened by decision to hold School on Memorial Day

'I sincerely hope that the teachers who are required to work that day take that opportunity to teach the students who are in school the significance of the day and the meaning behind the holiday' - MELISSA STONE

By Melissa Stone

I join veterans, Joe Hare and Kristopher Knight and the many other veterans that I know and love in being saddened by the choice to have school in session on Memorial day.

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2014-05-24 11:29:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Congratulations to Adair Baseball team, Softball teams

Both teams in Regional Tournaments. ACHS Baseball as the District Winner - first time in 25 years - and Softball team as Runners-Up. Watch for Game Event Details over the Weekend. - CM
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Supertendent Alan Reed
(Letter sent to staff Friday, May 23, 2014)

I just want to let all of you know that for the first time since 1989 (25 years!!), the Adair County High School baseball team, coached by Mr. Mike Mantooth, has won the 20th District Baseball Tournament played last night at Campbellsville. Adair defeated a tough Campbellsville opponent by a score of 4-3.

Also, I would like to congratulate our girls softball team, coached by Mr. Steve Martin, for their runner-up finish in the 20th district softball tournament, also played at Campbellsville last evening!

Good luck to both teams as they enter regional tournament play next week!! - Alan W. Reed

2014-05-24 07:56:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Emergency Responders on scene of RV/Tractor Trailer collision

Driver of RV flown from the scene following extrication. at intersection of Louie B Nunn & S KY 61 following 3amCT accident. Drivers in the area should expect traffic delays until around 7:30amCT
Watch for photo(s); complete report later

By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Columbia Police Department

(Saturday, May 24, 2014/5:39amCT) - Columbia Police department is currently on scene at the South KY 61 and LBN interchange along with several agencies including the Columbia Fire Department , Adair County Sheriff Department, Adair County EMS, KY State Police CVE Division, Adair Search and Rescue , and Constable Jason Rector. Emergency agency's responded around 3amCT to a injury accident involving a recreational vehicle and a tractor and trailer. The driver of the RV was flown from the scene after being extricated. Expect traffic delays for possible 2 more hours. Complete report will follow as investigation continues. - Ofc. Josh Brockman

2014-05-24 05:54:58 | Comments | Printable version

Dawkins Trail/Vocational education benefit from Lowe's Grants

SkillsUSA Schools in Need - grant provides tools and supplies for high school students to build benches to be placed along the Dawkins Line Rail Trail, which covers 18 miles in Johnson and Magoffin counties. The trail opened in 2013 and serves hikers, cyclists and horseback riders. Tables and benches will also be placed at Kentucky State Parks in this region

By Gil Lawson

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky State Parks will be the beneficiary of grants awarded to two eastern Kentucky career and technical education centers by the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation.

Kentucky Tech-Floyd County Area Technology Center received a $25,000 grant, and the Kentucky Tech-Millard Area Technology Center received $17,310. The "SkillsUSA Schools in Need" grants will be used for tools and supplies that students will use to make benches and tables for state parks in the region.

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2014-05-24 05:38:06 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Get more Buyers to Your Yard Sale. Put it on the Front Page

Make your Yard Sale really stand out - Put it on the high traffic Front Page of CM today for just $10. - All it takes is a phone call to 270-250-2730 and we'll activate ads already in CM Yard Sales within 15 minutes; new ads postings take a little longer, but we're NOW Posting.

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Many Classifications have listings with Deadline. There's a CM Real Estate & Auctions listed today, set for 5pmCT, an unusual time for an auction, but the time and the setting makes this one worthwhile - just for the scenery and the beauty of the retreat. The classification has a turnkey going business listing, an opportunity to own land in what could be ground zero for Adair County Beauty - Little Cake Road - and the auction.

Besides Yard Sales, there's been recent activity in CM Animals, in CM Wanted, CM Furniture and Appliances, CM Animals for Sale, including a great Billy Goat offer, CM For Sale. The easiest way to keep up to date is to do what a growing number of people are doing, scanning CM CLASSIFIEDS on each and every visit. If you encounter any difficulties, we're here, at 270-250-2730 - Just a phone call away!

2014-05-24 04:38:55 | Comments | Printable version

CU's Christiana Harris is NAIA All-American in triple jump

Report from NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, 18999 Oak Road W, Gulf Shores, AL. Friday's competition concludes Campbellsville's track and field season and the 2013-14 season for all Campbellsville University athletics programs. In all, 21 of CU's 25 teams in 2013-14 competed in NCCAA or NAIA regional or national championship tournaments.
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By Chris Megginson
GULF SHORES, AL. - Campbellsville University added another name to its NAIA All-America history Friday, May 23 - sophomore track and field athlete Christiana Harris of Georgetown, KY.

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2014-05-24 03:37:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC's Ross and Graham NAIA All-American at Track & Field National Championship

Carmetrick Ross took second in the long jump while Ben Graham finished seventh in the 5,000 meter race walk. Report from NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, 18999 Oak Road W, Gulf Shores, AL
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By Charles Balcom

GULF SHORES, AL - Carmetrick Ross and Ben Graham each earned All-America honors Friday afternoon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.

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2014-05-24 03:24:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SATURDAY with CM, May 24, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 24, 2014 :
Contented enough
is diminishing comfort
when dreams are deferred.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 24 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 984, 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

2014-05-24 03:14:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

LWC Men's Golf ranked No. 22 in NAIA Postseason Top 25 Poll

The Blue Raiders received 112 total voting points

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's golf team is ranked No. 22 in the NAIA Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Friday.The Blue Raiders received 112 total voting points from the head coaches that make up the panel.

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2014-05-24 03:09:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 24
Happy Anniversary, Brian & Tiffani Campbell (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Rita Bragg (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dennis and Lisa Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randall Brian and Tiffani Campbell (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alley Brook Crawhorn (May 24, 2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Reed Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Bardin (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryce Farris (May 24, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carroll Wheatley Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Moore Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Edward "Doc" Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Faylene (Fay) Spencer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Pendleton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Tiller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Shearer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roy Dean (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruby Crawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tom Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Stone, 86, Adair Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ersie Pearl Beasley Delk, formerly of Russell Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Jack Davidson, Russell County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie B. Sullivan, Cumberland Co., KY native (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fay Touchstone Pope, Taylor Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Beth Branstetter, Metcalfe Co., KY (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma McCool, Burkesville, KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loeta Myers, Adair County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Mae (Charlie) Smith, Russell Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Mae "Charlie" Smith, Russell Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenna Nadine Keltner, Adair Co., KY, Metcalfe Co., KY native (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Parker Ewing, Taylor County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Thomas Billingsley, Monroe Co., KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy D. Judd, Taylor County, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, May 24, 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:27994, Comment)
8:00amCTFarmer's Market on the Square: Open 8am-1pmCT Saturdays
FM2 Know Before You Go report, May 24, 2014 (Sponsored)
at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY (Sponsored) | (ID:28132, Comment)
9:00amCTBike Ride to FM2 from Patty's Liberty Road General Store
Start at Patty's Liberty Road General Store and Deli, 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28402, Comment)
9:30amCTServices, Clarksville, IN for Ovalee Compton Metcalfe, Adair Co., KY (d. May 20, 2014) | (ID:28369, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Ralph J. Bennett, 80, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (ID:28371, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28057, Comment)
Old Conover Grade School Reunion
Old Conover School, 576 Freedom Church Road, in Adair County, | (ID:28238, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Orville Everett May, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (ID:28388, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28088, Comment)
6:30pmCTHeather and Beth Vanarsdale will give testimony; Masters Four in song
Beechgrove Separate Baptist Church, 2465 Hwy 900, in the Glensfork community of Adair Co., KY | (ID:28265, Comment)


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