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Driven in concert at CV Christian Church, June 1, 2014

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

Driven will be in concert Sunday evening, June 1, at 6pmCT, at Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY. All are welcome! - Fran Neat

2014-05-25 19:47:51 | Comments | Printable version

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David Thomas, Dunnville, KY (1940-2014)

2014-05-25 - 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. - Photo from McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

David Thomas, Dunnville, KY (1940-2014)

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David Thomas, Dunnville, KY (1940-2014)

He was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of the County at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Leslie and Nadene Roy Thomas. His wife of over 52 years, Loretta Roy Thomas, survives. He leaves 11 direct living descendants. He was a farmer, sawmill worker, and welder. David was a member of the Dunnville Church of God and taught Sunday school for 20 years.
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David Thomas of Dunnville, KY passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, in Somerset, KY. He was 74.

Funeral services are at 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Ted Stidham officiating. Mr. Thomas will be laid to rest in Thomas Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 5pm-8pmCT/ 6pm-9pmET, at the funeral home.

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2014-05-25 19:43:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ VBS is June 16-18, 2014

Knifley Chapel Brethren In Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY, will hold Vacation Bible School, Monday through Wednesday, June 16-18, at 6-8pmCT/7-9pmET. Theme: God's Love. For more information, call Pastor Dave Book at 270-469-9556. - Martha Book

2014-05-25 19:26:36 | Comments | Printable version

Gas Price Drumbeat: Gas in BG 40 cents cheaper. Why?

Mike Ellis, writes:
I was in Bowling Green last evening. To my surprise, two Speedway stores along with all other places that sell gas, had it priced at $3.39.9 per gallon. Do we know of anything that would cause our gas prices to be that much higher. - MIKE ELLIS
Mike Don't know, but welcome comment. The prices we've noted in Columbia has been in the $3.79.9 area, and today, in Shelbyville, KY, it was $3.82.9. - EW

2014-05-25 19:24:07 | Comments | Printable version

Comment on Happier Ending for sad May at Sugarfoot Farm

Sandi Wills writes:
Peg, I am glad your day got better! At least you got a piece of the cake - that kind of describes your Kentucky life now doesn't it? --Sandi Wills
Comments re article 67527 Happy Tail After many sad moments Month of May ending well

2014-05-25 16:20:25 | Comments | Printable version

Celia Stuart recommends chicken, chicken advice source

Celia Stuart writes:
Call Stacy at 606-384-3266. She has Silverlaced Wyondetts. They are great chickens. --Celia Stuart
Comments re article 67507 Chicken rookies seek good layers and good advice

2014-05-25 07:59:30 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Memorial Day, a reverent time

It' a a time to visit cemeteries where some we love - many of them veterans of WWII, including he Five Sullivan Brothers, are buried. The trek is a circle from Metcalfe County, through Adair County, then to Cumberland County and back again
Next earlier column: Carol Perkins: When you frankly just want to slap somebody Posted May 11, 2014.

By Carol Sullivan

Memorial Day is the quietest day of the year. A reverent time. A time when my mother and I place a dozen or so arrangements in the back of my car and go from one cemetery to another where someone we love is buried. Of these, many of them are veterans of WWII.

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2014-05-25 07:54:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Ofc. Brockman sends update, more details on RV/Semi collision

Driver of RV treated by Adair EMS while C/AC Fired Department extrication in process. Driver of RV flown from scene by air ambulance to UL Medical Center. Driver of semi uninjured. Click on headline for story with new photo(s)
Earlier Story: Emergency Responders on scene of RV/Tractor Trailer collision with photo(s)

By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross

Columbia Police Department responded on Saturday, May 24, 2014, just after 3amCT, to an injury accident at the interchange of the LBN Parkway and Burkesville Rd. Upon arrival of CPD officers and Adair County Deputy's it was found that a 41 ft recreational vehicle had struck a loaded tractor and trailer.

The driver of the RV was pinned in the vehicle and officer's and deputies were unable to free him, necessitating a quick response from Columbia-Adair County Fire Department who worked to free him from the wreckage while Adair EMS began treatment while the patient was still entrapped.

The driver was taken from the scene by Air ambulance to the University of Louisville.

The driver of the semi was uninjured and refused medical attention. The accident occurred when 53 year old Earl Partin was operating an 2013 Freightliner pulling a 49 ft Great Dane trailer and pulled into the path of 50 year old Terry Vaughn. who was operating a 2004 Windsor Monoco R.V. northbound on Burkesville Road.

The collision kept the roadway shut down for around 3.5 hours.

The accident was investigated by the Columbia Police Department who was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff Department, Columbia -Adair Fire Department, Adair EMS, Adair Search and Rescue, KY State Police/ CVE Division, and Constable Jason Rector.

2014-05-25 07:14:04 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: After many sad moments, Month of May ending well

There were heartbreaks in May. Peg Schaeffer's beloved older sister died on Mother's day. There was the loss of a wonderful 'personal' dog, Linus. Some adoptions went awry. Macho, reluctant to be adopted left Sugarfoot with a look Peg could not forget - 'Why are you doing this to me?' - and went missing and is still missing, last spotted in the Melson Ridge area. But in a moment when the floodgate of self pity tears almost opened, the dogs changed her mood changing heartbreak to heartwarming, an un-Happy Tale to a happy one. Click on headline of story, dog for adoption, and photo(s) including the classic one of missing Macho.
The next earlier column: Happy Tales: Fairy tales do come true> Posted May 18, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer

The month of May hasn't been a good one for me. One of my personal dogs, Linus, a Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix, jumped off the bed and landed wrong. He couldn't move his hind legs. I took him to the vet and he was examined and an x-ray was done. A disc at the base of his neck had dislocated.The vet gave me some pain medication for him and pills to promote healing. She said he should be better in 10 days. He didn't improve, he just got worse.

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2014-05-25 04:55:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Carmetrick Ross earns All-American honors 2nd straight day

The Blue Raider men's track and field finished in 19th place at the championships. Ross earns NAIA All-America honors in triple jump at at the at NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, 18999 Oak Road W, Gulf Shores

By Charles Balcom

GULF SHORES, AL - For the second time in two days, Carmetrick Ross earned All-America honors at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. Ross earned the honor after finishing in fifth place in the men's triple jump with a distance of 14.87 meters on his third attempt. He passed on his final two attempts after suffering an injury on his fourth jump.

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2014-05-25 04:34:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Joe Hare: On school in session on Memorial Day; proper respect

'Being in school will not show the younger generation the importance that we all should be showing on this very important day of honor for our fallen.' - JOE HARE

Joe Hare writes:
I agree with Mr. Dickinson that is going to school Monday, Memorial Day probably will not affect the children. I think he has missed the point made by Melissa Stone and that is the lack of respect it is showing our Veterans that have given their lives so that we have the freedoms we have.

Being in school will not show the younger generation the importance that we all should be showing on this very important day of honor for our fallen.

God Bless America. --Joe Hare
Comments re article 67519 Frank Dickerson Half day on opening of Knifley school didnt hurt patriotism

2014-05-25 04:14:02 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: So Open to Infinity

Of Writers And Their Books: So Open to Infinity. Tom reviews two books for those who love baseball and recounts some personal history of Kentucky connections to the game. This column first appeared 24 May 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Robert B. Parker Yet Again

By Tom Chaney

So Open to Infinity

For years I have been a mild fan of baseball.

In junior high and high school I was a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers mainly because my best friend -- a friendship newly minted because of school consolidation -- was a Yankee fan.

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2014-05-25 04:03:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Today, Sunday with CM, May 25, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 25, 2014:
Close friends will have faults
but long-term companionship
outweighs negatives.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 25 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 985, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 25, 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

2014-05-25 03:56:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

LWC Softball falls to second-seeded Auburn Montgomery 3-0

Blue Raiders face St. Gregory's (OK) on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9amCT in elimination game, NAIA Softball World Series at South Commons Softball Complex, 400 4th Street, Columbus, GA

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBUS, GA - For the first time all season, the seventh-seeded Lindsey Wilson softball team was shut out in a 3-0 loss to second-seeded Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) Saturday afternoon at the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series at South Commons Softball Complex, 400 4th Street, Columbus, GA.

A three-run home run by Auburn Montgomery's Katie Spain in the bottom of the fifth proved to be the difference maker in a game where the Blue Raiders managed just three hits.

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2014-05-25 03:49:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Love At First Sight

Chuck Hinman: Love At First Sight. Chuck reports a Memorial Day 2009 (May 25) encounter with a shoeless baby whom he pacified by tickling the toddler's feet.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - The Old Church Piano

By Chuck Hinman

Love At First Sight

Recently I was having an evening meal at a local eatery with family who were here for Memorial Day.

While waiting for our food, a baby with his family at an adjoining table became extremely unhappy. His mother, trying everything to get him to stop crying, stood up with him over her shoulder. That wasn't the solution. He was having a ring tailed fit.

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2014-05-25 03:38:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Jessica Ann Molter, 29, Russell Co., KY (1984-2014)

She is remembered for her kind ways, and for her love of animals. She was a native of Reading, PA, and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of her death. Her husband, Alex Molter, survives. She was a member of the First English Baptist Church and a Certified Massage Therapist
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Jessica Ann Molter, 29, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Friday, May 23, at U. K. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY.

Graveside Services at Blakey Cemetery, Columbia, Ky, at 1pmCT on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, with Bro. Paul Wilson officiating.

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2014-05-25 03:17:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 25
Happy Anniversary, Bradley and Ashley Adamson (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chasity & Timmy Ballou (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Craig and Felicia Lasley (May 5, 1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eugene and Mildred Robinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angela Ford, (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Derman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Desiray Jasper (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennie Cowan Snider (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Campbel | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laney Grace Stotts (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madeline Hardwick (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matilda Anne Waggener (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Milton Shepherd | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Othel Rollin Jeffries, Green Co., KY (May 25, 1917 - August 17, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nelle Vaughn | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Greg Corbin, Columbia, KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Beagle, Russell Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John King Stephenson, Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amelia Meyer, 99, Russell County, KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Tarter, Russell County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Holley Madison Claywell Guffey, Burkesville, KY (1994-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Lynn Harvey, Adair County, KY (1956-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rester Higginbotham, 84, Russell Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Louise (Taylor) Russell, Casey Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oma Christine (Teenie) Lawhorn, Russell Co., KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Gregory, 75, Casey County, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Elbert (Pee Wee) Puyear, Taylor Co. KY (1939-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Dean Blair, 68, Pellyton, KY (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Lee Smith, 62, Russell County, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roy Derry, Sr., Columbia, KY, (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arminda Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, May 25, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:28137, Comment)
7:00amCTTraffic - Stotts Construction, Inc.: No Caud waterline construction through Memorial Day. Reed Street open during this period. | (ID:28396, Comment)
10:00amCTSaloma Baptist will have day of revival/message by the Rev. Jason England
Saloma Baptist Church, 1505 West Saloma Road, Campbellsville, KY | (ID:28316, Comment)
10:30amCTBro. Jimmy Thrasher bringing morning message
at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28404, Comment)
11:00amCTMt Carmel UM Church Homecoming Service. Friends in Jesus singing
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28272, Comment)
Homecoming: Morning Message/Potluck/Singing
Shiloh Christian Church, 239 Shiloh Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28379, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28058, Comment)
Sidney & Mary Burton descendants reunion
Trinity Family Life Center, 2252 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28380, Comment)
1:00pmCTGreen River Kruzers 4th Sunday afternoon cruise-in 1pm-3pm (DETAILS)
Parking Perimeter, around Historic Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:27360, Comment)
3:00pmCT VFW Post 6097 Memorial Day program. Commander Jeff Giles, speaker
VFW Post Hall, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:28375, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Lois Cooper Shepherd, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (ID:28401, Comment)
4:30pmCTBearwallow UMC Vacation Bible School: May 4, 18, & 25, 2014
Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6090 Liberty Road. Columbia, KY, | (ID:27817, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28089, Comment)
6:00pmCTSunday night singing at Tabor Community Church
at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY | (ID:28359, Comment)
6:30pmCTDriven in concert / Adair County Sunday Night Singing
Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28216, Comment)
Bro. Steve Harvey bringing evening message
at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28405, Comment)


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