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Hadley Community Church VBS will be June 9-13, 2014

Hadley Community Church, 8269 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY, will have Vacation Bible School, Son Treasure Island, Monday-Friday, June 9-13, 2014 at 6pm-8:15pmCT, nightly. Everyone is welcome and encourage to attend. - Alterine Hadley

2014-06-04 19:37:18 | Comments | Printable version

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Glen Lee Cofer, 73, Adair Co., KY (1940-2014)

2014-06-04 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Glen Lee Cofer, 73, Adair County, KY (1940-2014)

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Glen Lee Cofer, 73, Adair County, KY (1940-2014)

He was a member of a highly respected Cane Valley community family, the son of the late Billy & Ruby Bunch Cofer. His wife, Anna Settles Cofer, and brother Dallas Cofer, survive. He was a self-employed small engine mechanic with immense skills on which he built a thriving business with hundreds of devoted patrons. He was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist Church and a US Army Veteran. He will be accorded full military honors by Columbia VFW Post 6097.
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Glen Lee Cofer, 73, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8:42amCT, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY.

Funeral service, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Pastor Glenn LaFond officiating. Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation after 10amCT, Saturday, until the time of the service.

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2014-06-04 19:18:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Interstate 75 bridge in Whitley County reduced to one lane

Northbound lane at mile point 27 near Corbin, KY, found to have a crack in one of the steel bridge girders
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By Lisa Tolliver, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 4, 2014) - An Interstate 75 bridge in Whitley County has been reduced to one lane after crews found a crack in one of the steel bridge beams.

The bridge is on northbound I-75 at mile point 27 over Lynn Camp Creek near Corbin. During a routine bridge inspection today a crack in one of the steel bridge girders was found. An emergency repair plan is being put in place. Until the repair is completed, a lane closure for the left lane of the bridge will remain in place.

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2014-06-04 15:15:07 | Comments | Printable version

Kidnapping incident turns even more tragic with death, injuries

Lebanon Junction, KY, is approximately 72 miles from Columbia, KY. KSP Post 4 responded to complaint of possible active kidnapping in Lebanon Junction; mother, three children allegedly abducted at knife point earlier the night, but mother managed to escape. Short time later a trooper caught up with vehicle mother had described; trooper attempted to stop vehicle, vehicle turned corner, crossed center line, and struck 2005 Jeep Liberty operated by Ashlee Berry, 22, Radcliff, KY. Ms. Berry's rolls down embankment. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin Co. Coroner. Operator of Dodge Caravan used in the abduction and three kidnapping victims injured in the crash. Driver of abduction vehicle transported to UL Hospital. He was placed under arrest on outstanding warrant for Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry. Three juveniles airlifted to Kosair Children's Hospital. KY 313 shut down for several hours while police reconstruct scene.

By Tpr Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

LEBANON JUNCTION - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a head-on collision that occurred at approximately 10:36amET, on Ky. 313 approximately 1 mile North of I-65. At approximately 10amET KSP received a complaint from the 3000 block of Wooldridge Ferry Road. of a possible active kidnapping.

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2014-06-04 14:25:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC presented with Mid-South Conference President's Cup

Chris Wells named Co-Sports Information Director of the Year

By Charlie Balcom

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Lindsey Wilson College athletics director Willis Pooler was presented with the Mid-South Conference President's Cup trophy on Wednesday at the conference's annual summer meeting on the Campbellsville University campus.

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2014-06-04 13:56:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

ACHS Class of 2014 Commencement Exercises Friday, June 6

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By Chad Parnell

Commencement exercises for the Adair County High School Class of 2014 will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 7pmCT at the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. Each senior who is participating in the graduation ceremony has been given two tickets for early entry. Ticket holders may enter the gym at 5:30pmCT. The general public may enter at 6pmCT.

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2014-06-04 09:27:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Frank Dohoney bridge opening ceremony today, June 4, 2014

Magistrate Perry Reeder's District (4). It is 19th new county bridge built in Ann's Administration. Next and 20th: Over Cabin Creek, Old Montpelier Road, Columbia, KY.

There will be a bridge opening and press conference Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 1pmCT, at the Frank Dohoney Bridge over Brush Creek, Frank Dohoney Road (Google Map), Columbia, KY. Confirm attendance at the office of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, Suite 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-384-4703. Lisa Greer

2014-06-04 05:02:20 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Arts Council to meet in Danville

By Emily Moses
News from Kentucky Arts Council

FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Arts Council will have its quarterly board meeting from noon to 2pmCT/3pmET Friday, June 6, at Stephen Rolfe Powell's Studio, 590 Stanford Road, Danville. Kentucky Arts Council board meetings are open to the public.

Kentucky Arts Council board members are: Mary Michael Corbett, chair, Louisville; Everett D. McCorvey, vice chair, Lexington; Sonya Baker, Murray; Wilma Brown, Danville; Paul Fourshee, Cadiz; John S. Hockensmith, Georgetown; Ronald Johnson, Fort Mitchell; Todd P. Lowe, Louisville; Darlene Mazzone, Paducah; Helen Mountjoy, Utica; Josephine Richardson, Whitesburg; Andrea Rudloff, Bowling Green; Kathy Setterman, Ashland; Randall C. Vaughn, Lexington; Roanne Victor, Louisville; and Jayne Moore Waldrop, Lexington.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2014-06-04 04:51:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Dean's List for spring 2014 announced by Campbellsville U

List below includes Dean's Lists from Adair & surrounding counties, listed in alphabetical order by last name. The list is likely to contain the name(s) of someone you know.

By Drew Tucker, Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - The academic honors' dean's list for the spring 2014 semester has been announced by Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham.

The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The spring 2014 academic honors' list includes a total of 567 students, with 226 named to the President's List for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, and 341 named to the Dean's List for achieving a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA.

The following students have been named to Campbellsville University's Dean's List for spring 2014:

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2014-06-04 04:17:49 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic/Construction, Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Stotts Construction, Inc. will be again be working on the 100 block of No. Reed Street, Columbia, KY, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. This section of No. Reed Street will be closed during construction.

2014-06-04 03:22:24 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, June 4, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 4, 2014:
It will be safer
to listen to the teacher
who has shown results.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 4 June 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 995, 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

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

2014-06-04 03:12:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 4
Happy Anniversary, Arvis and Claria Rodgers (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky & JoAnn Collins (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Dial (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay Turner (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayleigh Paige Esenbock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcine Bailey Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Jonae Grider (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Lyda Holt, Columbia, KY (June 4, 1919 - August 19, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Jackson Allen Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie J. Elmore, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernal David McCool, Cumberland Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Granvil Edwards, Sulphur Well, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1948 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Curtis, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Lee Cooper, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack E. Ray, 71, Russell County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mickey Van Strong, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Otis Odell Sherer, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Ray Ferguson, 56, Columbia, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Gene Laytart, 77, Elk Horn, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Jean McKinney, 68, Adair Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Earl Powell, Cosby, TN (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Lee Withers, 50, Casey County, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Murrell Eucledis Davenport, 89, Casey Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jerry) Bloyd, Green Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Prince , 67, Taylor County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Robert (Bob) Watson, 85, Marion Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doyle Ray Huffman, Green Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy -Dot- Ann Miers Patton, Green Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Asberry, 57, Dunnville, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lander Bryant Lander Bryant (1892-1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory, Billy Gray Phillips (September 15, 1953 - June 4, 2007) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 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:28566, Comment)
KY 350 in Clinton Co, KY, to be closed 7am-6pmCT | (ID:28659, Comment)
Traffic/Construction, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Stotts Construction, Inc. will be working in the 100 Block of N Reed Street, Columbia, KY, today. The section of N Reed will be closed today. | (ID:28688, 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. Fifty-seven (57) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) 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. Seventy-nine (79) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One hundred thirty-two (132) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) 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 (2) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred twenty-eight (128) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28689, Comment)
8:30amCTIndians summer basketball camp, 8:30am-11:30amCT, June 3-5, 2014
at LWC's Holloway Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:28170, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Jamestown, KY for Mary P. Cooper, 99, Russell County, KY (1914-2014) | (ID:28550, Comment)
Children's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:28620, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28491, Comment)
Memorial service, Campbellsville, KY, for Mrs. Judy Ann Collins, Taylor Co., KY (1941-2014) | (ID:28656, Comment)
1:00pmCTFrank Dohoney Bridge opening ceremony today. Hosted by Adair Fiscal Court | (ID:28691, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:28628, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28521, Comment)
6:00pmCTAntioch UMC Vacation Bible School June 4-7, 2014
Antioch United Methodist Church, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28453, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County High School Class of 2014 Baccalaureate Service
at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28681, Comment)


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