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KY Afield Outdoors: Least terns nesting in the Mississippi, lower Ohio

By: Lee McClellan

FRANKFORT, KY - Interior least terns are nesting now on sand bars in the Mississippi River along the New Madrid Bend, the western most parcel of Kentucky. Least terns are the only endangered species that nests in our state. Human disturbance can heavily impact their nesting success.

"Once the Ohio River drops a little, they will nest there as well," said John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "Least terns need clean sand bars free of weeds to nest."

Brunjes and other workers mark the least tern nesting areas with yellow signs to warn people. The least tern nests on the Mississippi River along Kentucky's western border and in the Ohio River from Paducah downstream.

"If you see yellow signs on a river sand island, then stay off," Brunjes said. "With the Ohio River dropping, some terns will nest before we can mark them. If you see least terns circling, then stay away."

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2014-06-19 19:30:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

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Birds of Kentucky: Least Tern

2014-06-19 - Photo by John Brunjes. An adult interior least tern protects their eggs from the sunís rays on a river sand bar in western Kentucky. The least tern nests at this time of year on sand bars and islands in the Ohio River from Paducah downstream and in the Mississippi River along Kentuckyís western border. Human disturbance negatively impacts least tern nesting success.
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Barbara Lee Delk, Casey County, KY (1939-2014)

She was a native of Vicco, KY, and was a resident of Middleburg, Ky at the time of her death. Her husband, Curtis Delk, survives. She leaves 23 direct living descendants. She was a housewife.
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Barbara Lee Delk, age 75, of Middleburg, KY passed away on Monday June 16, 2014 at the Casey County Hospital, Liberty, KY.

Visitation will be held 4pmCT/5pmET, on Thursday June 19, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 9amCT/10amET, Friday June 20, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Allen Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in the Middleburg Cemetery.

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2014-06-19 16:47:35 | Comments | Printable version

Gradyville Baptist will entertain at FM2, June 21, 2014

By Jana Esch, Entertainment Coordinator
Farmers Market on the Square

With a church full of talent, Gradyville Baptist Church has agreed to provide our entertainment this Saturday, June 21, 2014, with entertainment starting at 10amCT at the Farmers Market on the Square. A whole host of entertainment will be provided by the Gradyville Baptist Church Choir, the Gradyville Youth Group, the Fields' Family, along with other talented church members.

Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Gradyville, KY, was established in 1884 and built in 1887. After being closed for a few years, it reopened July 1, 2012. Sunday Mornings: Sunday School is at 9:30 AM CT, Worship Service at 10:45amCT. Sunday Night Service at 6pmCT Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 6pmCT. The pastor is Brother Keith Fields

The Farmers Market on the Square, Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, will be open 8am-1pmCT, every Saturday until October 26, 2014. If you would like to be highlighted as a featured entertainer on a future Saturday, please contact Jana Esch, Entertainment Coordinator, Farmers Market on the Square. Phone 270-378-1375

2014-06-19 15:42:51 | Comments | Printable version

Green County Sheriff Robby Beard warns of phone scam

Caller tells intended victim they have missed jury duty and a warrant for their arrest is being issued. Told to buy Money Pack for $495 and to call a 270 - area code phone number and provide number. But number is in Maine, not Green County.
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From Larry Smith, FM 99.9, The Big Dawg Radio

GREENSBURG, KY - Green County Sheriff Robby Beard advises the Big Dawg that an imposter is making telephone calls in the name of county officials using threats of prosecution to intimidate Green County residents into sending money.

Numerous residents have reported someone claiming to be Deputy Adam Rainwater is calling, saying that they have mist a jury duty summons and a warrant for their arrest is being issued.

They are then told they may take care of the matter by appearing in court before Judge Misty Edwards or go to a local business and buy a Money Pack Reload Cart for $495, which is the amount of the fine. After obtaining the card, the victims are to call Deputy Rainwater at a 207-area code number to provide the card number.

The phone number, while similar to Green County's 270-area code, is actually in Main. Also, Judge Executive Edwards title is as chief executive of the county and the office has had no judicial powers since the late 1970s.

Green County Sheriff Robby Beard asks anyone who receives similar calls to report them to his office at 270-932-5641. from Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

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Camp Rocket report: Summer school at Adair Co. Primary Center

Extended educational opportunities for kindergarten, 1st and 2 grade students. Recent highlight was visit by the Real Science Guy
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By Dana Harmon

Student learning is continuing this summer for students at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY 42728.

This summer Camp Rocket is providing extended educational opportunities for 69 kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students.

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2014-06-19 13:03:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Travel: Rogers Mill, Metcalfe County's best kept secret

E/MC Chamber Business After Hours visitors could hardly believe the beauty and tranquility of surroundings at retreat in the Randolph Community
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By Gaye Shaw

The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Business after Hours on Tuesday, June 18, 2014, hosted by Mario and Raven Rodgers, owners of Roger's Mill.

The historic and beautiful Rogers Mill, located at 1199 Wilbur Glass Road in the Randolph Community of southern Metcalfe County, is one of Metcalfe's "best kept secrets". Mario and Raven have opened the mill property for rental for weddings, showers, family gatherings, business seminars, etc. Their ultimate goal is open a school teaching persons how to use herbs and nature's plants for medicinal purposes.

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2014-06-19 11:09:09 | Comments | Printable version

Cumberland Co. Project Graduation Firecracker Beauty Pageant

Firecracker Beauty Pageant will be July 3, 2014, at Veterans Building 215 Upper River Street, Burkesville, KY. Registration begins at 4:30pmCT with pageant starting at 6pmCT, Categories from new born to 15. Entry fee $15.00. Five Specialty Categories at $5.00 each or all for $35.00. Dress code is Casual Patriotic. Trophies & Tiaras awarded. Participates are encouraged to enter the 4th of July Parade at 6:30 in Burkesville. Proceeds benefit Cumberland County High School Project Graduaton 2015. Contacts: Tammy Dyer at 270-459-2411 or email tammy.dyer@rbi-ins or Angel Arms at 270-459-1119. - Tammy Dyer

2014-06-19 10:43:36 | Comments | Printable version

Ice Cream Social at Trinity UMC, Sunday, June 22, 2014

By Connie Scott

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, will be having an Ice Cream Social, Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 4:30pmCT. The ice cream will be served in the Family Life Center and a bouncy house will be available for the children. A car show will be exhibited on the church parking lot. At 6pmCT, a music service with testimony speaker will begin in the church sanctuary. This event is open to the public. Ė Connie Scott, Trinity United Methodist Church

2014-06-19 09:43:40 | Comments | Printable version

The Whitehurst Diaries: The Sturdy Volunteers

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By Sharon Whitehurst

Jim didn't till the two lower strips of the side garden this spring. Since we are (hopefully) in transit to another property a few miles away, our main gardening efforts have been concentrated there.

I wasn't surprised to see sunflowers emerging in the neglected strips with the advent of warmer weather. The surprise has been at how quickly they reached blooming status. Scrolling through photos from 2013, I find the first sunflower in bloom on July 7.

The scent of a pollen-laden sunflower has been familiar since childhood when my Grampa Mac planted a row at the bottom of the garden each year.

Volunteer plants whether flowers or vegetable intrigue me. Each summer finds a few tomato plants which have popped up, usually after the garden has been rototilled. In my Vermont garden I allowed any of those which were growing in a likely area to continue, sometimes transplanting a particularly promising specimen to a safer spot.

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2014-06-19 09:16:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sharon Whitehurst - Whitehurst Diaries

Anti-Soring legislation gets boost with Walk on Washington

Whitfield, Cohen, and Schakowsky speak on behalf of the bipartisan, bicameral Prevent All Soring Tactics Act to help ensure the Horse Protection Act of 1970 is enforced and stop the intentional infliction of pain to horses
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By Marty Irby
News from Rep. Ed Whitfield's Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, a nationwide rally, the "Walk on Washington" was held on Capitol Hill by the All American Walking Horse Alliance. Grassroots enthusiasts attended from all over of the United States who support the passage of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518/S. 1406 to end the horrific practice of "soring" Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle horses. The PAST Act currently has 293 bipartisan cosponsors in the United States House of Representatives, and 56 in the United States Senate. Soring is the intentional infliction of pain to horses' feet to achieve the high stepping "big lick" pain-based gait that is sought after by many violators of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970.

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2014-06-19 09:12:10 | Comments | Printable version

Rotary Auction listings for 2014 already exceed 2013's in number

(Note: The following list will be updated on CM as new items are donated and added to the list - current as of 6:15amCT, Thursday, June 19, 2014. To add your item, please contact J.D. Zornes at Durham & Zornes, Public Square, Columbia, KY or any member of the Columbia Rotary Club.)
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Columbia Rotary Radio Auction
Monday & Tuesday June 23rd & 24th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Tune in WAIN 93.5 FM or The WAVE 92.7 FM.

By J.D. Zornes, Rotarian

The list keeps growing, merchants, individuals, and organizations are giving to a great cause, scholarships for Adair County High School graduates. Last year there were a total of 82 lots; this year the total has already swelled to 86!

There's still time to be a part of the program. Here are the latest additions to the auction list:

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2014-06-19 06:05:45 | Comments | Printable version

Weather: Thunderstorms expected today

NWS Forecast for: Columbia KY
Issued by: National Weather Service Louisville, KY
Last Update: 5:27 am CDT Jun 19, 2014

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Today Thursday, June 19, 2014: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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2014-06-19 05:20:08 | Comments | Printable version

EDA Board hits ground running - aids Whayne Supply recruitment

At Tuesday's Columbia/Adair County Economic Development meeting:
  • New members seated: Mike Curry, Ann Martin, Mark Dykes
  • Election of officers delayed until July, but authority assures smooth ongoing operations with 'check signing' authority given to two additional members
  • Dan Antle give group the good: The huge asset of a debt free authority, industrial park also debt free, with $50,000 annual lease income; authority faces competitive disadvantage with no city or county support at the current time
  • New panel hears hopeful report that Columbia could be next Whayne Supply location. Geography, strong agribusiness location, Lindsey Wilson College, being a transportation hub listed a favorable assets. Some concern over hospital situation a challenge.
  • Group discusses retail boost with bowling/fun center opening scheduled for early to mid August, new Taco Bell opening.

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Board met Tuesday, June 17, 2014, with three new members, bankers Ann Martin, Mark Dykes, and Mike Curry, and quickly focused on the realities, opportunities, and challenges facing the effort to improve the local economic situation.

At least one new employer is giving Columbia, KY, a hard look, new member Mark Dykes reported, giving details of the prospect for a Wayne Supply Company to add Columbia as its 17th outlet.

Vice Chairman of the authority, Dan Antle presided. The new board delayed election of new officers, but did name two members to check signing status - Randy Burns and Mike Curry - to allow the authority meet necessary ongoing payments.

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2014-06-19 04:21:32 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, June 19, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 19, 2014:
How it looks in prose
differs much from how it looks
seen through poetry.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 19 June 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1010

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

2014-06-19 02:50:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 19
Happy Anniversary, Danny & Connie Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Doris "Honey," and Steve Hovious, (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Keith and Ashley Curry (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lloyd and Melanie Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Kenyon (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Abell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Coty Birdwell (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Kerr (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Kerr Mink | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Mink | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dustin Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Madison Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norman Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ray Holmes (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Jo Yates (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Miss Loneta Sublett (1926-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Garnett Jones Sweeney, Liberty, KY (1914 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Etha Wheat, Adair Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Hamlett Rogers, Adair Co., KY (1922 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila K. Moore, Russell County, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marlene Hogue, Yosemite, Casey Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Morgan, Russell County, KY, (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Yaden, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rayeleana Butrum, 27, Russell County, KY (1986-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell E. Spears, 73, Cumberland Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Norman Gene (Sonny) McAllister, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Rachele (Lollar) Cross, Metcalfe Co., KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harlon Franklin, 79, Adair County, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claris Delaine Roy, 84, Russell Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Priscella N. Brown, 87, Casey Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathern Akin, 77, Green County, KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Jeffries, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tammy Denise Gibson Ballard, 50 Edmonton, KY (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Woodruff Cowan, Columbia, KY native (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Edwards Bertrand, 71, Green Co. KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Langdon, 70, Casey County, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman (Bally) Janes, 69, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co. native (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Cooley (1932-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Miller | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, June 19, 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:28579, 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) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-five (35) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Ten (10) 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. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:28861, Comment)
10:00amCTElizabethtown, KY - Entrepreneur event to pitch for KyAngel investors | (ID:28444, Comment)
Columbia church of Christ Food pantry - Third Thursday
Columbia church of Christ, 501 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY. | (ID:28650, Comment)
Funeral mass at Liberty, KY, for Jacob Cappel, 22, Dunnville, KY (1992-2014) | (ID:28818, Comment)
10:30amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Emma Bardin Childress, Adair County, KY (1928-2014) | (ID:28850, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28506, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Lois Yarberry Grider, 77, Adair Co., KY (1936-2014) | (ID:28823, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Maxine Edwards, 92, Green Co., KY (1918-2014) | (ID:28849, Comment)
3:00pmCTDedication of Historical Marker noting Rural Electrification in South Central KY
at 6014 N Jackson Highway, Cave City | (ID:28775, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:28537, Comment)
ACPC School Based Council will consider applications for employment
Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY, | (ID:28768, Comment)
6:00pmCTMt. Carmel UMS Vacation Bible School, 6pm-8pmCT, June 16-20, 2014
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY 42728 | (ID:28710, Comment)
Vacation Bible School nightly 6pm-8pmCT, June 17-20, 2014
at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 2676 Jones Chapel RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:28821, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:28729, Comment)
Vacation Bible School, 6:30pm-8pmCT, June 16-19, 2014
at Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Chapel RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:28800, Comment)
Vacation Bible School, June 16-20, 2014
Purdy Separate Baptist Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:28806, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair Co. School Board regular 3rd Thursday meeting (AGENDA)
Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:28648, Comment)


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