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Billy Joe Fudge: Two deaths on the Square is two, too many

"Cars and trucks can be lethal weapons and should be operated with the greatest of caution, especially within areas with heavy pedestrian traffic' - BILLY JOE FUDGE

By Billy Joe Fudge
Personal Commentary

There have been two people lying dead upon our Downtown Square since the middle 70's.

That is two, too many.


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2014-06-02 20:14:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

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50th Wedding Anniversary for Melvin & Margaret Antle



2014-06-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Roxanne Roberts.
The family of Melvin and Margaret Antle
would like to invite all to come celebrate 50 years of marriage with them 3pm-5pmCT, Saturday, June 7, 2014. The celebration will be held at Bearwallow United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. All friends and family are welcome to come and celebrate with them. - Roxanne Roberts

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Columbia Windows Fashions a true mom & pop operation

Thanks for the nice article honoring my mother. It is sad to say that the business was completely destroyed in a fire in Feb. 2013. With the death of my sister Janice Turner, who was equally talented and partner in the business. It is no longer in service. I have many fond memories of my family working together. It was a true mom and pop operation. Thank You! - Tony Jessee

Comments about: Retired Columbia Businesswoman will be 90, June 14, 2014


2014-06-02 20:04:41 | Comments | Printable version

50th Wedding Anniversary for Melvin & Margaret Antle

The family of Melvin and Margaret Antle would like to invite all to come celebrate 50 years of marriage with them 3pm-5pmCT, Saturday, June 7, 2014. The celebration will be held at Bearwallow United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. All friends and family are welcome to come and celebrate with them. - Roxanne Roberts

2014-06-02 18:42:00 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic Calming - George Kolbenschlag says: Let's just do it

Comments re photo 55192 Burkesville Street KY Time to calm it 24 hours a day

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Amen on traffic calming. It's the kind of thinking we need if we want to get people (safely) back down town. There's no reason why relatively simple things like the suggestions can't be done with a minimum of grumbling. Let's just do it. --George Kolbenschlag
Thanks, George - This idea alone will go a long way toward saving downtown. Nearly every town around now has traffic calming streets, whether by design or coincidence. And they've all benefited by it. - ED


2014-06-02 18:31:43 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Coomer: Traffic on the square

(A note: The photo cutline calling for calming the traffic suggested for one-laning around the courthouse - there a confusing two lanes from Burkesville to Jamestown, and for having parking on both sides of the street on Burkesville (and Jamestown Street, though that wasn't mentioned) as means to slowing traffic and increasing safety downtown for those on foot. - EW)

By Joyce Coomer
Personal commentary

I don't have any problems walking or driving around the square, nor have I ever considered there to be two traffic lanes around the square - there simply isn't room.


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2014-06-02 17:33:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

ACHS Council to review English, art, music positions applications

By Troy Young, Principal

There will be a special called meeting of the Adair County High School site-base council tomorrow June 3, 2014 at 5pmCT, in the library of the high school, Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY The agenda items are as follows:
  1. To review applications for English, art, and music positions
  2. Discuss a position allocation
--Troy Young


2014-06-02 16:12:20 | Comments | Printable version

Hiestand House reception kicks off Gerald Myers art exhibit

Art exhibit will continuethrough July 31, 2014, features photorealism drawings of Taylor County native.

By Virginia Graves

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY- Hiestand House, 1075 Campbellsville Bypass, Campbellsville, KY will host a community reception, Sunday, June 8, from 1pm-3pmCT/2pm-4pmET, to open their summer art exhibit featuring the photorealism drawings of Taylor County native, Gerald Myers. Those in attendance will get to view a number of original works by the artist and enjoy a sketching demonstration by Mr. Myers. The Myers exhibit will run through Thursday, July 31. Hiestand House is open Tuesday-Friday, 9/amCT/10amET-2pmCT/3pmET. Large groups should call 270-465-8726.


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2014-06-02 16:04:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Columbia UMC Vacation Bible School is June 7, 2014

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Christian Life for Me! Vacation Bible School at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:30am-2pmCT for 3 years old to 6th grade. Contact: 270-384-2276. - Wanda Wisdom

2014-06-02 12:43:09 | Comments | Printable version

Louise Pedigo Jeffries, Metcalfe County, KY (d. May 31, 2014)

She was retired from the US Corps of Engineers after 30 years plus service. She was a loving wife and mother and was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a native of Edmonton, KY, and a resident of Greenville, TN, at the time of her death. With her passing, a generation of the family of Merida and Mary Molly Haire Pedigo is gone, a great Metcalfe County family which included, also, Willis Pedigo, Mary Hill, Aline "Sally" Laplanca, Eva Harper, Lorene Bush, Cleon Higgason, Martha Coleman and William Robert Pedigo. Her husband, Richard Paul Jeffries, suvives. She leaves 9 direct living descendants.
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Louise Pedigo Jeffries age 97 of Greeneville, TN formerly of Louisville passed away Sunday, May 31, 2014 in Greeneville.

Funeral services will be held 7pmCT, Tuesday, June 3rd at Butler Funeral Home 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY. Visitation will be from 4pmCT, until service time Tuesday. Graveside services will be held on 11amCT, Wednesday, June 4, 2017 at the Wilson-Pedigo Cemetery at Edmonton, KY.


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Adair County Sheriff Dept. Activity Report, May 2014

From Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss:
  • 60 Warrants of arrest served
  • 12 Criminal cases opened
  • 24 Call response reports written
  • 2 Domestic abuse cases worked.
  • 18 Non-injury accidents worked
  • 6 Injury accidents worked
  • 15 Out of county transports
  • 13 Citations written for criminal activity
  • 52 Civil process papers served
  • 23 Criminal summonses served
  • 210 Subpoenas served
  • 74.5 Hours of court security provided
  • 138 Vehicle inspections done
  • 473 Requests for Assistance
Adair County Sheriff's Office, Harrison Moss, Sheriff. Suite 20 (second floor), 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728. Phone (270) 384-2776. FAX (270 384-5049. Website: Adair County Sheriff's Office


2014-06-02 09:18:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Cane Valley Baptist Church VBS is June 11, 2014

Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, will hold Vacation Bible School 5:30pm-7:30pmCT, Wednesday-Saturday, June 11-14, 2014. There will be classes ranging from babies to teenagers. We invite all kids to com join us learning about "Our Hero, Jesus." Saturday night will be family night with a cookout and commencement. - Mrs. Connie Young

2014-06-02 08:18:59 | Comments | Printable version

KY 350 in Clinton County to be closed Wednesday, June 4

Closure is for cross drain replacement

By Amber Hale, Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY. (June 2, 2014)- The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 350 in Clinton County Wednesday, June 4, between mile point 2.5 (KY 415) to mile point 3 to replace a cross drain beneath the roadway.

Work will take place between 7amCT and 6pmCT. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

Dial 511or log onto http://511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. - Amber Hale


2014-06-02 07:40:04 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic/Construction: N Reed Street will be partially closed today

Work usually starts at 7amCT and is usually completed by 5pm-5:30pmCT. - CM

Special CM Report

Today, Monday June 2, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on the 100 block of N Reed Street from Jamestown Street to the Bank of Columbia branch in Columbia, KY. This section of N Reed Street will be closed during construction.


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2014-06-02 04:48:43 | Comments | Printable version

Retired Columbia Businesswoman will be 90, June 14, 2014


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Lola Arleen Jessee will be 90 years old on June 14, 2014.

She was the owner of Columbia Window Fashions for many years, and was one of the most respected business leaders in Adair County during her ownership of the widely known business, which was located on Russell Road/KY 80.

She was a very talented interior decorator/designer with her work on homes, boats and business across the state.


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2014-06-02 04:23:24 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Judy Ann Collins, Taylor Co., KY (1941-2014)

Mrs. Collins was married to the late Msgt. Jimmy Wayne Collins; like many military wives, she became quite proficient in various fields. She was a self-taught computer and network engineer, yet she would often be found gardening or making home repairs. Mrs. Collins had professed faith in Christ, and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness'
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Mrs Judy Ann Collins of Webster, KY passed from this life on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Campbellsville at the home of her daughter.

There will be a memorial service for Mrs. Judy Ann Collins held at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12pm noon CT/1pmET. Mr. Floyd Collins, Jr. will deliver the eulogy. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 4, from 10amCT/11amET, until time for the service. Mrs. Collins' remains will be interred in the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Hwy 208, Lebanon, KY.


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2014-06-02 04:05:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Crusade Roadblocks start on June 6, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014, kicked off final week. Turn in will be Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Reflection Park, which honors Columbia/Adair County Fallen Fireman Charles "Sparky" Sparks, and other Fallen Firefighters. Click on headline for story with photo(s)
This year the crusade is dedicated to the memory of Kody Pelly 1990-2013

By Brandon Lewis, Adair County Fire Department Crusade Chairman

The Columbia/Adair County Fire Department collected donations from churches on Sunday, June 1, 2014, on the Public Square from 8am to 12pmCT, and the response was great. We're hoping to surpass last year's total of $32,515.14. Prior to this year, Adair County had collected $1,003,181.95 for the Crusade. That means we're now working on the second million dollars. (Stats from Joe Hare Article: Adair's total contributions to Crusade tops $1 million since 1963)

Roadblocks will start on Friday, June 6, 2014, 4pm-8pmCT, and Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8am-3pmCT. Roadblocks will be located on Campbellsville Street, Walmart, 2988 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. and on Jamestown Street, in front of IGA, 900 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.


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Mrs. Billie Lynn Rutherford, Adair County, KY (1944-2014)

She was a native of Lowell, KY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of her death. As a young lady, she moved to Ohio where she married her sweetheart, Bud Rutherford, who survives, and together they shared many cherished years. She leaves 14 direct and 2 step living descendants.
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Mrs. Billie Lynn Rutherford of Columbia, KY, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 31, 2014 after an illness. She was 69 years of age.

The family will announce and host a memorial service in Ohio at a later date.


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2014-06-02 03:09:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Peg Schaeffer: Fun at Farmers Market on the Square

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It was good to see everyone at the Farmers Market on the Square. The dogs had a good time playing with the kids which had two benefits: Now I know they are all good with children and it was great for the dogs to be socializing. - Peg Schaefer


2014-06-02 02:56:21 | Comments | Printable version

Epicurean Kentuckian: Edible flowers

'I'll have the nasturtium salad and some squash blossoms, please . . .' Could Nasturtium Capers be a future Farmers Market/Kentucky Proud Product?
An overview of the subject: Wikipedia entry: Edible Flowers

A CM Epicurean Kentuckian Post

It seems so much of the culinary advances come from the Adair County Garden Club and the Farmers Markets.

Donna Jones, President of the Adair County Garden Club, was at the Farmers Market on the Square, as usual, Saturday, and gave us a heads up on the next Adair County Garden Club meeting (we'll post details from her official announcement for the June gathering): The topic will be "Edible Flowers."


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2014-06-02 02:54:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Today, Monday with CM, June 2, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 2, 2014:
Ignorant people
waste beautiful energy
making mismatches.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 2 June 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 993, in progress

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 1, 2014, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

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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 webmaster@columbiamagazine.com.



2014-06-02 02:07:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mrs. Elzora Yocom, Taylor Co., KY, (1931-2014)

She was of the Baptist faith, and had spent the majority of her life working as a maid in a church home. She was a native of Edmonson County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County at the time of her death. She was the widow of John Francis Yocom. She leaves 17 direct living descendants.
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Mrs. Elzora Yocom of Campbellsville passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. There will be a funeral service held at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718 on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12pm noon CT/1pmET. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 3, from 10amCT/11amET until time for the service.


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2014-06-02 01:34:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 2
| (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Amy and Scott Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bob and Sandy Land (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Laura Harris (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Odell and Celystine Baker (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alicia Coffey (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Paige Beard (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cali Pitman (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Vanarsdale (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin Shelby Yates (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lynn Padgett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Laura Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louise Brock (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ralph Waggener (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randall C. Sneed (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Bohannon (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Tracy McCarroll | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr., Russell Co. native (June 26, 1928 - August 11, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Gilpin, 73, Casey Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Matherly, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marguerite Davis, Taylor County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. George Robert Vetter, 74, Taylor County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, June 2, 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:28564, Comment)
Traffic/Construction: N Reed ST partially closed, from about 7am-5pmCT
Stotts Construction for Columbia/Adair Utilities District Downtown Project | (ID:28657, 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. Forty-six (46) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fifty-three (53) 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. Ninety-seven (97) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One Hundred Thirty-two (132) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred nine (109) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28655, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Grace Goff Cary, Burkesville, KY, (1932-2014) | (ID:28479, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Jerry Hoskins, 68, Liberty, KY (1945-2014) | (ID:28670, Comment)
NoonCTDAV service officer at VFW Post 6097, 8am-11amCT
VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28427, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Frances Morine Hopper Brown, Cumberland Co., KY (1947-2014) | (ID:28480, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28489, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28519, Comment)
6:00pmCT Adair Co. Genealogical Society regular 1st Monday meeting (Recurring Event)
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:28589, Comment)
Columbia City Council Regular meeting at City Hall. (AGENDA)
116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. CM Directory of Recurring Events | (ID:28590, Comment)
Russell County Bee Club meets 1st Mondays (Recurring Event)
Russell County Extension Office at 2688 S. Hwy 127, Russell Springs, KY. | (ID:28591, Comment)

 




















 
 
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