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2 car injury accident at KY 55 & Ubermonkey DR, Taylor Co., KY

Car crossing KY 55 from Ubermonkey T-bones vehicle traveling north on KY 55
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By Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM Radio

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of New Columbia Road/KY 55 S, and Ubermonkey Drive, at 12:32pmET, which resulted injuries to a driver and one passenger from Campbellsville, KY. The driver of the other vehicle and her three passengers, all of Columbia, KY, were not injured.

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2014-06-18 17:16:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Scenic Adair County, KY: Clouds from Birch Lane

2014-06-18 - Birch Lane, East Adair Co., KY - Photo by Tommy Bailey. Today has been the day of the prettiest clouds. Tommy Bailey captured these today, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from Birch Lane. He writes, "A fresh mowed lawn, trash can, mail boxes and rolled hay could be easly over looked with clouds this beautiful hanging there."
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Campbellsville Police Department warns of phone scam

From Campbellsville Police Department

The Campbellsville Police Department today, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, received Information that people in the community have been receiving calls from someone who is representing themselves as the Federal Grant Commission. The person states that if you could give him your banking information, a large amount of money will be deposited into your account. We recommend that you not give your personal/banking information out to anyone that you do not know. Usually these type of scams originate from another country and the likelihood of getting your money back is very slim. - CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY POLICE DEPARTMENT, 100 Te

2014-06-18 14:23:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Harold Mitchum (Mitch) Harvey, Adair Co., KY (1942-2014)

He was a member of a large, highley regarded Adair County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Harold Reece & Sarah Helen Thomas Harvey. He is survived by 4 direct living descendants. He was a former businessman, operating a towing business, an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast and an avid NASCAR fan.
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Harold Mitchum "Mitch" Harvey, age 71, of Smiths Grove, Kentucky, formerly of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8:20pmCT, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Thursday, June 19, 2014. At Mitch's request, cremation has been chosen for final disposition.

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2014-06-18 14:07:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Philip E. Antle, Russell Co., KY (1931-2014)

He was a native of Jamestown, KY, and a resident of the city at the time of his death. He was the son of the late William F. Antle and the late Eunice Ortha Flatt Antle. His wife, Faye Helm Antle, survives. He leaves nine direct living descendants. He was a mechanic.

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Philip E. Antle, age 83, Blankenship Road, Jamestown, KY, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 10:47pmCT, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

The funeral will at 11amCT, Friday, June 20, 2014, at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Jessie Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Griders Chapel Cemetery, Jamestown, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Thursday, June 19, 2014, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel>

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2014-06-18 13:25:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Michael Bogue will give testimony at Victory A.D.O.

Friends, this Friday evening, at 6pmCT, June 20, 2014, Michael Bogue will be giving his testimony at Victory Community Church A.D.O (alcohol, drug outreach) program, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY. You are invited to come out and hear this great testimony of how God took him out of the pits of hell and gave him victory over drugs. Everyone welcome. - Laverne Hadley

2014-06-18 13:19:54 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Frugal and Fun

Peggy Fudge writes:
I love creative cooking like this. Most people can follow a recipe using a bag full of groceries, but this takes finesse. It's often about figuring out what herbs or cheese or sauce will bring it all together. Fun and frugal! --Peggy Fudge
Comments re photo 55480 Epicurean Kentuckian: Garbage Plate

2014-06-18 12:21:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

3D Archery Shoot at Adair County Sportsman

There will be a 3D shoot at the Adair County Sportsmans Club, 130 Sportsman Club Road (use new entrance across from Majestic Yachts), Columbia, KY, Saturday, June 28, 2014, and Sunday, from 8am-1pmCT, Contact Beverly Crow at 270-566-3360 or David Campbell at 270-634-0372. --Beverly Crow

2014-06-18 12:06:46 | Comments | Printable version

17th Conover School Reunion May 24, 2014 has 79 in attendance

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By Fern Roy

On May 24, 2014, former students, family and friends gathered for the 17th annual Conover School Reunion. Each year, students gather to tell old stories and catch up with friends. This year was no different. Thirty-eight students and 41 visitors were in attendance. Special thanks to Mildred Stapp for dressing in her time period costume.

The reunion is held each year on the last Saturday in May. The Conover School is located at 576 Freedom Church Road, and is now owned by the Freedom Separate Baptist Church. Many thanks to Freedom Separate Baptist Church for allowing the reunion to be held each year. If anyone wishes to attend the reunion, please feel free to come May 24, 2015.

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2014-06-18 08:37:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Epicurean Kentuckian: Columbia Taco Bell has reopened.

The new restaurant is open. The new Columbia Taco Bell building is complete and the restaurant has reopened. Taco Bell now serves breakfast from 7am-11amCT. Regular menu starts at 10amCT. Taco Bell, 899 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Porsha Hillock

2014-06-18 08:24:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Comment: Picture at Hood Lodge

Roosters are another campaign issue

Lisa Greer writes:
I love the picture and the caption used, the best campaign situation was when the rooster tried to flog me, and I came off the back porch after leaving a card. The resident wasn't home. I couldn't understand why Phillip was laughing so hard. I didn't see a dog anywhere. I got into the truck, and said, "Why are you laughing so hard?" he said. "Look beside you." And there at the door was a rooster, which had come out from under the porch and was chasing me, with his wings all spread. I asked Phil, "At exactly at what point were you planning on telling me? When you were rolling on the ground?"

Incidentally, Bro Paul Patton is a distant cousin of mine, and a very special man. Have a great day, everybody. - Lisa Greer
Comment about: Primary Election Secret: How Lisa won

2014-06-18 08:16:09 | Comments | Printable version

Lisa who? Charles Marshburn wonders

There are two Lisas in Adair County. Everybody knows that. Context should make it know which one. - EW

By Charles Marshburn
Personal Commentary

You refer to a lot of folks by their first name and the ever growing line of those "from off" are not seemingly privy to the identity of those of whom you speak. Is it too much to ask that you refer to folks by first AND last name? According to statistics more have left this area than have arrived and living in the past has never aided progress. Think about it. I know you don't get out much. - Charles Marshburn

Thanks, I guess. - This Those not from off (and most From Off), know that I am slow - that it takes me 20 minutes to catch a joke, but I'm wondering already if I haven't just been slurred. Everybody - Certified Born-Again-Adair Countians and Never-ever- been-out-of-Adair Countians - knows there are two (2) Lisas: Lisa the Road Woman and candidate for County Clerk, and Lisa the Radio Woman. I just thought that there was enough context to know that this one is Lisa the Lisa the Road Woman and candidate for County Clerk. My only recourse may be to turn your case over to Johnny Vaughn, Dean of the Adair County Assimilation Academy. Next thing we know, you'll be asking a Metcalfe Countian, "Woodrow who?" I think there's a law against such ignorance in Edmonton.

2014-06-18 08:03:00 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Garden Club Edible Flowers class is Thurs., June 26, 2014

Participants will be invited to sample edible flower dishes from entrees to desserts

By Donna Jones, President, Adair County Garden Club

Flowers that grow in your garden not only bring beauty to the eye but many of these can be eaten and enjoyed.

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 1pmCT, the Adair County Garden Club will be offering a class on edible flowers in the basement of Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street Columbia, Kentucky. Participants will be invited to sample the wonderful dishes from entrees to desserts.

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2014-06-18 06:47:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Traffic/Construction: 100 Block of S. Monroe Blocked today

Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on the 100 block of South Monroe Street in Columbia, KY. South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY, today, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. South Monroe will be closed from the Intersection of S Monroe and Greensburg Street to Jefferson Alley, during construction. The public is asked to avoid these areas where possible and to expect some delays in traffic. - Tammy Stotts, Stotts Construction Co. Inc. and Jennifer Carter , Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District

2014-06-18 06:08:45 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Zelma Davis Higginbotham, Cumberland Co., KY (1924-2014)

She was born in Cumberland County, KY and was a resident of Louisville, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late WIlliam "Bill" and Zola Johnson Davis. She was the widow of Conrad Higginbotham. She leaves 8 direct living descendants. She was a technician for Payton's in Louisville, KY.
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Mrs. Zelma Davis Higginbotham, age 89, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of the Smith Grove Community in Cumberland County, Kentucky and of Albany, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Wesley Manor Health Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Funeral dervices will be conducted on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1pmCT/2pmET, ) in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Gary Cash and Bro. Steve Carney officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. The family will receive friends after 12pm noon CT/1pmET on Thursday, June 19, 2014 until the funeral hour on Friday.

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2014-06-18 05:24:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, June 18, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 18, 2014:
When things have come right,
those who have taken a hand
find satisfaction.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 18 June 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1009

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 15, 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

2014-06-18 05:06:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Incident at Family Dollar restores her faith in humanity

There are good people left, writer finds after

By Tiffany Kessler Don't give up on society yet...there ARE good people left! I apparently dropped my wallet out of the car last night while at Fiesta Mexico. Hours later I got a call from two strangers who had just got off work at Family Dollar (next door to the restaurant) - they had found it still sitting there in the parking lot and were graciously going to wait on me to come pick it up.

Everything (debit cards and even cash that I rarely keep on hand) was inside! God Bless these two sweet women (Jen and Carmen - didn't get their last names). They not only returned my wallet, they kind of restored my faith in humanity...and that's priceless. - Tiffany Kessler

2014-06-18 04:37:43 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 18
Happy Anniversary, Wayne and Tammy Bryant (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addie Rose Way | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addison Rose Way (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Janes (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bruce Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Burris (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Della Hughes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Garnett Baker (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Irene Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeffery Lynn Willis (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patty Rush Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Relda Rucker Kerr (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitney Wade (June 18, 1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Rigney Scearce (1925-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Myrtie Karnes Curry McAllister, Adair Co., KY native (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marian Grace Walker Woosley, Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewey Lee McGaha, Russell Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewey Lee McGaha, Russell Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margarett Keltner, Adair County, KY (1922 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Carol Bethune, 58, Green Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Sneed, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Myra Ellen Smith, Dunnville, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bobby) Foster, Campbellsville, KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Thurman Scott Carter, Metcalfe Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred McGuffin, 63, Adair County, KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Elmer Earl Clark, 91, Green Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Marie McCubbins, Green Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter C. Curry, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Marson Ray Scott, 72, Green Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Louise Conatser Gordon, 76, Summer Shade, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Justina McCoy, 89, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Coe, 79, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Gwenda Morris Hitch, 67, Taylor County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 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:28578, Comment)
Traffic/Construction: 100 Block of S. Monroe, Columbia, KY, blocked today | (ID:28853, 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. Sixty-five District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-nine (29) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Three (3) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Five (5) 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 thirty (130) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28852, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair County Football Camp 9am-12pmCT
Adair County Football Field House, 623 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:28679, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:28622, Comment)
Children's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:28626, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28505, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Lester K. Spears, 77, Cumberland Co, KY (1937-2014) | (ID:30901, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Maxie Bowlin, 82, Burkesville, KY (1932-2014) | (ID:28824, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Jessie B. Riley Short, Burkesville, KY (1927-2014) | (ID:28833, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:28630, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28536, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at 6-8pmCT/7-9pmET, June 16-18, 2014
Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY | (ID:28411, Comment)
Mt. Carmel UMS Vacation Bible School, 6pm-8pmCT, June 16-20, 2014
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY 42728 | (ID:28709, Comment)
Vacation Bible School nightly 6pm-8pmCT, June 17-20, 2014
at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 2676 Jones Chapel RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:28820, Comment)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School, 6:30pm-8pmCT, June 16-19, 2014
at Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Chapel RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:28799, Comment)
Vacation Bible School, June 16-20, 2014
Purdy Separate Baptist Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28805, Comment)


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