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Joe Lewis Jessie, Metcalfe County, KY (1938-2014)

He lived in Metcalfe, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. After retiring from A&P Warehouse, he worked as a driver for Carnation, Dairyman, Lincoln County Schools, Howell's Motor Freight and Miller Transportation. He also owned the former Joe's Service Station in Lincoln County. Joe liked to stay busy. Joe will be especially remembered for his love of family and Gospel music. His favorite subject was his family tree, and his favorite events were the Mercer Family Reunions and The Spirituals singings. He was kind-hearted with a benevolent, mischievousness about him, betrayed by his ready smile.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon, CT, Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, Kentucky, with burial to follow in the Fields Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pm, Friday, May 30, 2014, and after 10amCT, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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2014-05-29 17:35:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Missing Dog: Champ Beagle/Lab mix lost in vicinity of Walmart

2014-05-29 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Peg Schaeffer.
Champ, a neutered male Beagle/Lab mix
was adopted from Sugarfoot Farm Rescue and has been lost in the vicinity of Columbia Walmart on Burkesville Street. Please contact his owner Craig Bennett at 270-634-1783 if seen. He is microchipped.

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May 2014 Adair Grand Jury returns indictments

The Adair County Grand Jury has returned 12 indictments, including counts for drug offenses, possession fprged instruments, escape, assault of peace officer, criminal abuse, flagrant non-support, and others. All arraignments set for June 10, 2014 at 1pmCT, in Adair Circuit Court, Adair Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The Adair County Circuit Court grand jury returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 2014.

Those indicted were:

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2014-05-29 17:08:33 | Comments | Printable version

All games cancelled for tonight at Joe Johnson LL Park

By Scott Bennett

All Games cancelled for tonight, May 29, 2014, at Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY. Games would begun at 5:30pmCT and 7pmCT. Maybe Mother Nature will give us a break so we can try and play some ball!! Scott Bennett, President

2014-05-29 14:53:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Ladies are part of the Garden Club

Donna Jones writes:
Theses ladies are part of the Adair County Garden Club. They do a wonderful job in keeping our downtown looking great. The club has volunteers working in different areas of the community, as well as having great classes. Take some time for yourself and be a part of this great club. --Donna Jones President of the Adair County Garden Club
Comments re photo 55123 Three Favorite People caught making Downtown Beautiful

2014-05-29 07:34:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

The Adventures of Willis the Cat

by: Sharon Whitehurst

The advent of Willis the Cat came early in our first Kentucky summer--2010. Jim rode the 4-wheeler across the north field and seeing our neighbor Dale in his driveway, stopped for a moment to visit. A gangling, half-grown cat ambled across the road to sniff at the tires, rub against Jim's boots with a tentative purr.

"T'ain't my cat!" stated Dale. "You'd better take him home with you before he gets run over."

The tweedy-coated feline reached a hopeful paw to pat Jim's pants leg, mewed beseechingly. Jim, soft-hearted but skeptical, replied, "No cat would ride on a 4-wheeler." He did just that.

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2014-05-29 07:26:22 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council, June 2, 2014 meeting agenda

Council will consider Mayor Harris' recommendations for Economic Development Board: Mark Curry, Ann Martin, and Mark Dykes

The Columbia City Council will meet in regular session at the Council Meeting Room, City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, on Monday, June 2, 2014, 2014 at 6pmCT.

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2014-05-29 06:44:25 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Elementary School pre-school photo album

Preschoolers were treated to a fun day to commemorate their graduation this year. This album ties together some photos taken as mementos of the notable passage from pre-school days at Adair County Elementary School. - Shamarie Claiborne Media Publicity Directory, Adair County School District.

2014-05-29 05:32:18 | Comments | Printable version

This is Art light show wins PRIDE award

By Cindy Lackey, PRIDE

COLUMBIA, KY - On May 20, the community gathered at the Adair County High School PRIDE Arboretum to enjoy an illuminated art display featuring solar-powered lights and recycled glass and wood.

The display, entitled "This Is Art," was the result of a year-long project by a team of 40 ACHS students. Their unique creation earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award.

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2014-05-29 05:06:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Summertime Softball Leagues forming at Jim Blair Center

By Ricky Roy

Three summertime Softball Leagues are forming at Jim Blair Community Recreation Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY:
  • Tuesday nights, starting June 10, 2014 - Co-ed Church League
  • Thursday nights - starting June 12, 2014 - Co-ed League
  • Friday nights - starting June 13, 2014 - Men's League
The Health and Wellness Center at Lindsey Wilson College is organizing and presenting the leagues.

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2014-05-29 04:46:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Lucille Judd Henderson, Green County, KY (1923-2014)

She a beloved Green Countian. She was a native of Metcalfe County and a resident of a resident of Green County, KY at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Dove Robertson Judd. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Trammell Creek Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union. She was the widow of Maxie P. Henderson. She leaves 34 direct living descendants.
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Mrs. Lucille Judd Henderson, 90, departed this life Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Golden Living-Green Hill Manor, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral service will be in the Trammell Creek Baptist Church in the Pierce Community of Green County, KY, at 2pmCT, Friday, May 30, 2014. Visitation will be 5pm-9pmCT, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY, with Rev. Todd Young, Rev. Lee Warf and Rev. Mark Graham, the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Phillips Cemetery.

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2014-05-29 04:21:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ashland Hospital to pay nearly $41 million to U.S. Governmenf

LANDMARK SETTLEMENT - 'To the knowledge of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, this case marks the largest settlement involving a hospital in the history of the Eastern District of Kentucky (District consists of 67 counties). The settlement amount roughly doubles the amount of money KDMC received as a result of the alleged fraudulent billing for the unnecessary services.'
Settlement is approximately 2.5 times the $15.75 million dollar settlement with Russell Springs, KY's Premier Tox (one time provider of drug testing services for Adair County Schools) & Self-Refind (See: Self-Refind (company with office in Columbia, KY), PremierTox & 2 doctors to pay $15.75 M U.S. settlement

By Daniel Kemp, Attorney General's Office and Kyle Edelen, U.S. Attorney's Office

Attorney General Jack Conway, along with Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Dept. of Justice, today announced that King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland, Ky., has agreed to pay the U.S. Government $40.9 million to resolve civil allegations that it made millions of dollars by falsely billing federal health care programs for heart procedures that were performed on patients who didn’t medically need them.

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2014-05-29 03:57:59 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Thoughts on graduation

Thoughts on High School at Graduation Time - tonight, May 29, 2014, at 7pmCT in Edmonton, KY: Some simply survived high school. Some played through high school. Some adored every minute of it and some hated to see the bus roll up to the door. The fact is that after the twelve years we all went through together, we left with different memory books. No one can say, however, that those years left us untouched. I choose to remember the good. What do you remember? - CAROL PERKINS
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: Memorial Day, a reverent time Posted May 25, 2014.

By Carol Perkins

Although I don't watch Dr. Phil as often as I once did, one thing he has said many times is that we all have our defining moments. Whether good or bad, there are times that will cause us to pause and take note of a situation, and then log that situation into the part of the brain that stores facts, information, and emotions.

I once made a list of my own defining moments. There were more than I thought. Many of them we all have in common, but most are particular to each. I want to focus on a defining moment we all share. The night we graduated (or should have graduated) from high school.

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2014-05-29 03:20:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Travel/Another College Town: Athens, Ohio

Here's a link a reader sent to us: College Town, Athens, Ohio, offers throwback diner, craft beers in The Windsor Star online May 22, 2014.

2014-05-29 03:05:23 | Comments | Printable version

Chamber Building meeting room has new look

Spruce up for Downtown Columbia, KY, thanks to Richard L. Swartz, Nancy Koetke, Columbia Woman's Club, Adair County Garden Club, Vonnie Kolbenschlag and Sue Stivers.
The next earlier Chamber Insights story for May 2014: Plan, Promote, Prove - for more business this summer, by J. Brandon Thompson

From May 2014, Chamber Insights

The lower level community meeting room of the Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, has a new look, thanks to volunteers.

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2014-05-29 02:14:38 | Comments | Printable version

Students from the Brown School, Louisville, KY visit LWC

Student visitors hail from one of nation's top public schools

By Duane Bonifer

Rising seniors from The Brown School of Louisville, Ky., visited Lindsey Wilson College Wednesday, May 28, 2014, to tour the campus and learn about how to plan for college.

The students were giving a campus tour by rising LWC sophomore Brittany Dean of Louisville, standing center, and met with college staff members and professors. More than 1,000 Kentucky high school students have visited LWC this month. - Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College

2014-05-29 01:48:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Governor announces pitch competitions for entrepreneurs

Aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to pitch their ideas to angel investors in format similar to Tv show "Shark Tank" at eight locations around Kentucky: Ashland, Pikeville, Murray, Elizabethtown, Richmond, Covington, Lexington and Louisville.
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By Terry Sebastian & Jennifer Brislin
Gov. Beshear's office of communications

FRANKFORT, KY - Imagine having 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to a group of investors who could make your dream come true. Sound like a reality show? It is reality, right here in Kentucky.

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2014-05-29 01:34:33 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, May 29, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 29, 2014:
Unwanted future
with imagined positive
seems endurable.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 29 May 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 989, 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

2014-05-29 01:07:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Traffic/Construction: Jefferson Alley closed Thurs., May 29, 2014

Special CM Traffic Report

Today Thursday May 29, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on Jefferson Alley from S Reed Street to Burkesville Street in Columbia, KY. Jefferson Alley will be closed during construction. The public is asked to avoid these areas where possible and to expect some delays in traffic.

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2014-05-29 01:03:57 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 29
Happy Birthday, Ann Bond | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Owen Moore (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklynn Nicole Robertson (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Curry (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Claywell Skoczylas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamison Chancellor Tristan Barnett (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julia Ann Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaylee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Latisha Curry (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lee Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lois Bevell Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Bradshaw, (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peyton Harvey Esenbock (2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rachel Gayle Rowe (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cozetta Hughes Sprowles, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leonard Johnson Russell Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert L. Weston, Russell Co., KY (1927-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharilyn Page, Adair Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Kelly, Green Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Bob Hoots, Columbia, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Goodin, Sr, Casey County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Closkie Allen Sr., Casey Co., KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Shuffett (Dick) Mills, Green Co., KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Sharp Smith, Green Co., KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nannie Mae Garner, Russell County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cecil Sharpe, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Julia Ann Pickett Thompson, 68, Adair Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse W. Stiles, Taylor Co., KY (1914 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Davis Parke, Dubre, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Underwood, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Edward Cooper, Sr., Casey Co., KY, (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Voicel Taylor, Casey County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willa Tunnell Lowery, 74, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joan Haliday, Taylor County, KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alta Willis, 88, Burkesville, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis (Sie) Parrish, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Kendall, Taylor Co., KY/Monroe Co. native (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Stotts, 55, Adair County, KY (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarice Williams Floyd, 98, Yosemite, Casey County, KY (1919-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adam Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 29, 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:27999, Comment)
Downtown Columbia Traffic/Construction: Jefferson Alley closed
For CAUD water upgrades by Stotts Construction Co., Inc. | (ID:28440, Comment)
8:00amCT7 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: No (0) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0)District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Six (6) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Thirty-nine (39) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Ten (10) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) 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:28439, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28062, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Melvola Elizabeth Branham, Hardyvillle, KY (d. May 26, 2014) | (ID:28429, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28092, Comment)
5:30pmCT Finals, 5th Region Baseball Tournament
Bethlehem HS School vs. Elizabethtown HS 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET
at Central Hardin High School, 3040 Leitchfield Road, Cecilia, KY. | (ID:28448, Comment)
All Little League games Cancelled for tonight
at Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28451, Comment)
6:00pmCTPlanning & Zoning Public Notice
Hearing to consider/adopt - Mission Statement for 2015 Comprehensive Statement

City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, | (ID:28353, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair Co. School Board Special regular meeting (AGENDA)
Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. (Regular 3rd Thursday Recurring Event) | (ID:28311, Comment)
7:00pmCTGraduation, Metcalfe County High School, 208 Randolph Street, Edmonton, KY. | (ID:28449, Comment)


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