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Mutiple vehicle crash closes US 31-W near Franklin, KY

By Officer Jared Newberry, Information Officer
KSP, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Region 2, Louisville, KY

FRANKLIN, KY - Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green CVE Division is investigating a multiple vehicle collision that occurred on US-31W near the 11 mile point. The crash occurred around 07:30amCT, Thursday morning, July 3, 2014, when a white pick up truck attempted a left turn into the path of loaded asphalt truck.

The pick up truck then struck a parked vehicle and the asphalt truck overturned after striking another parked vehicle. The driver of the asphalt truck was transported to the Bowling Green Medical Center with serious but non life threatening injuries and the pick up truck driver was transported to Greenview Hospital for evaluation. US31W re-opened around 11amCT.. The crash is being investigated by CVE Officer Roy Murley. Kentucky State Police were assisted by Simpson Fire/EMS.

2014-07-03 20:24:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Larry Smith: Hot Air Balloons at Taylor Co. HS

2014-07-03 - Taylor County High School - Photo by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM radio.
The Hot Air Balloons - This year, unlike July 3, a year ago, we've got perfect weather for the balloon glow to kick off Campbellsville's fabulous Fouth of July - the biggest Independence day celebration in Kentucky. Thousands of people will be here tomorrow. The photo was taken at Taylor County High School tonight, July 3, 2014. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications.

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KY Afield Outdoors: Paddle trips Green River, Casey & Adair Counties

Float trip starts below the Central KY Ag Expo in Casey County, continues to put-in points on KY 70, another on Green River Valley Road near Bread of Life in Casey County, then to KY 206 Bridge at Neatsville in Adair County, and last float, entirely in Adair County, begins at KY 206 Bridge and ends at Green River WMA. The Blue Water Trails series supports Gov. Steve Beshear's Adventure Tourism Initiative. Log on to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's Blue Water Trails, and may, eventually, be part of Columbia/Adair Trail Town USA program (though not initially), and part of a Casey County Trail Town Initiative if and when one is developed there.
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By Lee McClellan, Associate Editor
KY Afield Outdoors, Magazine of the KY Fish & Wildlife Department

(This article is the twenty-seventh in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky's streams and rivers).

FRANKFORT, KY - The headwaters of Green River above Green River Lake imprinted historical greatness on the descendants of the earliest settlers of the area.

Capt. Abraham Lincoln obtained the first recorded land grant in what is now Casey County with 800 acres along the Green River. His 8-year-old son, Thomas, narrowly escaped death during an Indian ambush that killed Capt. Lincoln in 1786. Without Thomas, we would never hear of his son Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest President of the United States.

Col. William Casey was one of the first explorers of the upper Green River region and Casey County is named for him. He eventually settled near Green River near what is now Columbia in Adair County. Casey married Jane Montgomery and their granddaughter married John Clemens. Their marriage brought them a son, Samuel Clemens, known to most by his pen name, Mark Twain.

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2014-07-03 19:15:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Rebecca (Becky) Weston, Russell County, KY (1959-2014)

She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Jamestown, KY. She was a native of Letcher County, KY, and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Harold Warden and Mary Collier Warden. She is survived by 12 direct living descendants, with strong family ties in Adair and Russell Counties and other locatons.
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Rebecca Weston age 54 of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Cremation has been chosen, with no services or visitation to be held.

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2014-07-03 17:31:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Traffic/Construction: Campbellsville St. at Adams Alley closing July 6, 2014

Stotts Construction Co., Inc. will be doing construction at the intersection of Adams Alley and Campbellsville Street and crossing Campbellsville Street on Sunday night July 6, beginning at 9pmCT. Campbellsville Street will be closed during construction. It is expected that construction will take 3 to 4 hours and that Campbellsville Street will be reopened Monday morning, July 7, 2014. We ask the public to avoid this area where possible and to expect some delays in traffic. We want to thank you in advance for your patience as we make these necessary upgrades to better serve you our customers with better quality water service. We will keep you updated of construction and street closings as construction progresses. - Tammy Stotts, Stotts Construction Co. Inc. & -Jennifer Carter, Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District

2014-07-03 17:00:19 | Comments | Printable version

Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy burglarized during night

Quantity of narcotics and cash taken from business
Campbellsville Police ask anyone with information to call 270-465-4122

Bulletin from the Campbellsville Police Department
100 Terri Street, Campbellsville, KY

The Campbellsville Police Department is investigating a commercial pharmacy burglary.

The Campbellsville Police received a report of a commercial burglary at the Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy located on KY 3350 in Campbellsville.

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2014-07-03 10:06:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Fire destroys 2005 Kia Sedona on Dean Woods Road

Three Adair County firefighters on scene for 25 minutes

By Donald Hare, Public Affairs Officer

The Adair County Fire Dept responded Responded at 744amCT, on Thursday July 3, 2014, to 508 Dean Woods Road for a 2005 Kia Sedona mini-van on fire at a Jewell Dotson residence van was owned by Shirlene Belden. 3 firemen on the scene for 25 minutes and the van was a total loss. -Donald Hare

2014-07-03 09:51:18 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Public Library will have a Quilts on the Move display

"Quilts on the Move" Friday, July 4- Saturday July 5, 2014
See also: Tourism Commission urges display of quilts July 4 & 5
Next earlier list: Two stops added to Adair Co., KY Quilts on the Move

By Kathy Johnson

The Adair County Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, has notified us that they will have a Quilts Display for the Quilts on the Move display this weekend.

Lisa Sopha, 2021 Pelham Branch Road, 807 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY, will be displaying quilts from five generations. Thanks. - Kathy Johnson, Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville, KY.

2014-07-03 09:18:52 | Comments | Printable version

Victory ADO going to Cave City; leaves from church at 6pmCT

Friends, there will not be a speaker this Friday, July 4, 2014 at the A.D.O. (alcohol, drug outreach) program. We will be going to Caveland A,D.O. program in Cave City, so if you want to go or to catch a ride meet us at Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed St. in Columbia @ 5:30 as we will be leaving the church AT 6pmCT. Every one is welcome --Laverne Hadley

2014-07-03 09:10:48 | Comments | Printable version

Casey County's Earl Wilson finally receives Purple Heart

Awards come 43 years late. An inspiring Fourth of July 2014 story Award of two medals over 40 years after earned rights a wrong. Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Jimmy Higdon, Rep. Jeff Hoover, Patriot Guard Riders, and more among some 200 family, friends, and patriots there.
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By Frances Salyers

My uncle, Earl Wilson from Casey County, finally received his Purple Hearts from Vietnam War. They had ceremony yesterday, July 2, 2014 at the Central Kentucky Ag Expo in Liberty, KY.

Uncle Earl was injured twice while serving in Vietnam, and his medal shows two Purple Hearts.

My cousins and Uncle Earl's daughters started the process to have the medals finally awarded. We are so proud of Uncle Earl.

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2014-07-03 05:37:51 | Comments | Printable version

7-Day NWS Weather: JULY 3, 2014: Mostly sunny. High 79

NWS Forecast for Columbia KY Issued by: National Weather Service Louisville, KY. This Update: 2:56 amCT, THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 Click on headline for today, week ahead.
Click to NWS forecasts for county seat points in CM primary coverage area::

Today, Thursday, July 3, 2014: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

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2014-07-03 04:35:44 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) July 4th Holiday weekend is Big Yard Sale time

Yard Sales are BIG this weekend CM continuously adds and revises Yard Sales many times a day, 24/7/365 to keep the list as current and accurate as possible. The early morning of Thursday, July 3, 2014 has been no exception.

The start of school in Adair County (See: Adair Co. School Calendar PDF August 14, 2014, for students, is still six weeks off, but many parents are already searching yard sales for back-to-school items, for bargains only found in this people-to-people commerce.

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The easiest way to keep up to date is to do what a growing number of people are doing, scanning CM CLASSIFIEDS on each and every visit. If you encounter any difficulties, we're here, at 270-250-2730 - Just a phone call away!

2014-07-03 03:40:22 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, July 3, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 3, 2014 :
Fairer springs from heart --
no land can be more lovely
than that where home is.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 3 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1024

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 29, 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

2014-07-03 03:07:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Bro. Rick Shelton is new pastor of Victory Community Church

Bro. Rick Shelton will preach his first sermon, this Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 10:30amCT, as Pastor of Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY. The members are pleased to welcome Bro. Rick and his wife, Kathy to the VCC family. Everyone is invited to come out and help us welcome them. Sunday School is at 9:30amCT. Evening worship at 6:30pmCT. Bro. Rick can be reached at, 270-250-1836 or at the church on Fridays.- Trudy Crabb

2014-07-03 03:03:33 | Comments | Printable version

New $150 million aluminum plant will create 80 jobs

Gov. Beshear Celebrates Groundbreaking of $150 Million Aluminum Facility in Bowling Green. Japanese, European partnership to supply aluminum sheets to automotive manufacturers. The aluminum industry continues to play a significant role in Kentucky's economy. In the past year, the industry has accounted for nearly $300 million in corporate investments. The industry as a whole employs more than 17,000 Kentuckians.

By Joe Hall
News from Gov. Beshear's Communications Office

BOWLING GREEN, KY (July 2, 2014) - Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to break ground on the Constellium-UACJ Body-in-White plant in Bowling Green.

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2014-07-03 02:55:21 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 3
Happy Anniversary, Adam and Tina Price (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chad and Kim Barnett (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Don & Barbara Franklin (1964) in Memory of Don Franklin) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Josh and Leanna Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Joyce Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Koenig Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Herbert Harrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Boils (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Blake Fisher (July 3, 2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Potts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnie Humphrey Hickman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laramie Keltner Pelston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maddox Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Charlene Sneed, 68, Adair County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Grider Braman, Russell Co., KY (1918-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Caldwell Tupman Shirley Adair Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert O. McGaha, 89, Adair Co., KY, native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy J. (Tim) Phelps, 46, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Estes Bishop, Adair Co., KY native (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrel Wethington, Casey Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethan Foster, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Jewell Milby, Green Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Long Akin, Columbia, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ernest James Rush, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Lou Nunnally Ball, 72, Summer Shade, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nell V. Rooks, 82, Russell Springs, KY/Adair Co., KY native (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Brewington, 86, former Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia A. Justice, 53, Russell County, KY (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian Fabozzi, 69, Cumberland County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Compton (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Winnie Maxine Shaw, Glasgow, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, July 3, 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:29024, 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. 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. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Two (2) 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:29226, Comment)
9:00amCTServices, Jamestown, KY, for Harold D. Flatt, 79, Russell County, KY | (ID:29209, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Linnie Pearl Manis Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1926-2014) | (ID:29014, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Donald Luttrell, Russell County, KY (1934-2014) | (ID:29208, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29053, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Lester Lee Wesley, Casey County, KY (1950-2014) | (ID:29013, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29085, Comment)
5:30pmCTVictory ADO going to Cave City; gather at Victory Community Church 5:30pm-6pmCT leaves from church 107 N Reed, Columbia, KY at 6pmCT | (ID:29227, Comment)
Victory ADO going to Cave City; gather at Victory Community Church 5:30pm-6pmCT leaves from church 107 N Reed, Columbia, KY at 6pmCT | (ID:29228, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:29164, Comment)
10:59pmCTCumberland Co. HS Project Graduation Firecracker Beauty Pageant
at Veterans Building 215 Upper River Street, Burkesville, KY. | (ID:28862, Comment)


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