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Poetry by Robert Stone - To tease potential love

To tease potential love - a sonnet about elusiveness for Jon Lopez
A truth repeated seems defiant lie
to those who only hear replies they like.
Two minds will never settle on one why
while ego flarings alternating spike.

. This bullying has brought me to a point
from which I do not want to trust myself.
But I believe not all will be disjoint
and will not cease to reach for higher shelf.

The one I want to want me wants me not
while I the one who wants me do not want.
How tiresome is the weaving of each plot
to tease potential love my dreams to haunt.

I still will wander with a slender hope
of finding just enough of love to cope.
- Robert Stone, 6 July 2014

2014-07-06 17:16:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

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Mike Watson: The Beginning of the Avenue of Champions

2014-07-06 - Campbellsville Street at Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo CM Staff Photo.

The Winfrey Hotel - Collins Drug - Corner of the Public Square . . .

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

The beginning of an Avenue of Champions - This is the corner of Campbellsville Street - originally called Market Street, and the Public Square . . .

In 1816 Nathan Montgomery, owner of the corner lot, sold it to Elijah Creel and by 1818 Creel and his brother, Elzey--who were the originators of Creelsboro, Russell County--were operating a store on the corner, from a newly constructed brick building. This same building still stands. It is the oldest structure now on the Columbia Public Square. Many businesses have been operated from these wall, including stores, a tavern and a bank.

Josiah Harris operated a tavern, or hotel and eating establishment, on this corner. Israel C. Winfrey operated the Hotel on this site and it was here the devastating cholera epidemic of 1873 took hold and reduced Columbia population considerably. At the turn of the last century the Citizens Bank held out for a few short years in this building.


It was up Campbellsville Street to the Square that the first war dead of World War II were brought home. - MIKE WATSON

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Columbia City Council meets July 7, 2014 - Agenda

There will be a regular called council meeting on Monday July 7, 2014 at 6pmCT, in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY: Items on the agenda will include:
  1. Motion to approve minutes of June 2, 2015 meeting.
  2. Motion to approve minutes of June 23, 2014 special called meeting.
  3. Motion to approve minutes of June 24, 2014 special called meeting.
  4. 1st Reading of Ordinance No. 1405 - An Ordinance of the Fiscal Court of Adair County and the City of Columbia, KY Creating the Adair County and City of Columbia Joint Commission on Human Rights.
  5. Motion to adopt Resolution No. 2014-2 – A Resolution prescribing support to the Trail Towns for the City of Columbia and Adair County.
  6. Citizens Comments
  7. Mayors Announcements
  8. Council Announcements
The meeting is open to the public. - RHONDA LOY, City Clerk
About your Columbia City Council, from CM Directory of Recurring Events
COLUMBlA CITY COUNCIL holds its regular monthly meeting each first Monday at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris. Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Robert Flowers, Dr. Ron Rogers, Charles Grimsley, and June Parson. City Clerk Rhonda Loy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent O'Shaughnesy Frazier. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe.

2014-07-06 17:10:33 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Fiscal Court Agenda, Reg. Meeting, July 8, 2014

AGENDA Regular Meeting -Adair County Fiscal Court
7pmCT, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Adair Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

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2014-07-06 15:34:00 | Comments | Printable version

Dry Adair Co. has had its share of fatal alcohol related accidents

Writer asks: How does delaying the purchase of alcohol by 30 or 45 minutes make this a safer county?

Chris Knifley writes:
For the record, Adair County had 2 fatal alcohol related accidents in 2012, 1 in 2011, 1 in 2010, 0 in 2009, and 1 in 2008. Since we are using Breckinridge County as a "See, I told you so example, " in 2008 they had 1 alcohol related fatal, 3 in 2009, 3 in 2010, 0 in 2011, and 2 in 2012. All these tragedies occurred in dry counties. How does delaying the purchase of alcohol by 30 or 45 minutes make this a safer county? The stats are taken from the Kentucky Traffic Collision Facts Publication. - Chris Knifley
Comments re article 68375 Letter Writer links DUI with WetDry Status

2014-07-06 14:36:02 | Comments | Printable version

Jon Halsey: On logic of linking DUI with wet/dry status

Jon Halsey writes:
Yes, indeed, rescind the wet option. Also, by the same logic outlaw the sale of all motor vehicles in the county. However, the important cause of these accidents, the drivers arrested 3,4 or more times for driving impaired (by alcohol, meth or whatever) should not be restricted. The legal community is too dependent on the revenue generated and regenerated as a result of the miscreants actions. - Jon Halsey, Knifley, KY Comments re article 68375 Letter Writer links DUI with WetDry Status

2014-07-06 13:23:27 | Comments | Printable version

Anthony Lee (Tony) Byrd, 55, Casey Co., KY (1959-2014)

He was a native of Boyle County, KY and a resident of Casey County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Chester and Blanche Back Byrd. His wife, Vicky Salyers Byrd, survives. He leaves seven direct living descendants. He was a Maintenance Supervisor formerly with Tarter Gate Company an avid hunter, fisherman and motorcycle rider.
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Anthony Lee “Tony” Byrd, age 55, of Dunnville, KY passed away on Thursday July 3rd, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Tuesday July 8, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, , 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY. Burial will be in the South Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, on Monday July 7, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

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2014-07-06 11:08:03 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson: Early Automobiles in Adair County, Part 3

By Mike Watson

GARAGE BEING ERECTED -The George R. Page heirs are building an automobile garage for use of the Columbia Motor Car Co. It is a two and a half story erection on a foundation 35 by 65 feet and consists of the shop, waiting room, stock room, and boiler and furnace rooms on the first floor, offices, guest rooms and bath room on the second floor and other rooms for guests and storage on the third floor. The building is being constructed and equipped in strictly up-to-date style and will undoubtedly greatly facilitate both the Motor Car Co., and the public. Adair County News, 3 October 1906

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2014-07-06 09:59:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Spots ghostly photographer with point & shoot in No. 55737

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Well, I see no images of women in a gardening hats but I do detect a ghostly image with an apparent, steely grip on a point and shoot... --Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re photo 55737 Downtown Columbia KY Reflections Grimsley Jewelry window

2014-07-06 09:32:28 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Writer links DUI with Wet/Dry Status

John Campbell writes:
For the record, Breckinridge County just had a local option election for the legal sale of alcoholic beverage. The county was voted wet approximately 12 months ago. - John Campbell
Mobile comments re: One driver dead; other charged with Manslaughter 2nd, DUI

2014-07-06 09:13:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Carol Perkins: Sailing on the Caribbean, Part I

It was designed for rest, which is what the Perkinses of Edmonton, KY, did. But it was not without its interesting moments - and some interesting comments from Guy Perkins, who, refusing to let some woman in a spa beat on him with a stick, announces that that will be the day Carol will know he's lost his mind
Next earlier column: Carol Perkins: The Significance of June Posted June 29, 2014

By Carol Perkins

A few weeks ago Guy and I sailed to the Caribbean on the Cardinal Dream. Passengers numbered over 3500 plus 1300 crewmembers, making the others in the fleet look like toy boats. Even with so many people aboard, I never had the feeling of being cramped, especially where I was, which was mostly on the upper deck under an eave in the shade with the ocean breeze lulling me to sleep in between chapters of my book. The goal for this trip was the rest and that is what we did. Like all my trips, however, this one was not without some interesting moments.

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2014-07-06 06:20:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

7-Day NWS Weather: July 6, 2014: Mostly sunny today. High 88

NWS Forecast for Columbia KY Issued by: National Weather Service Louisville, KY. This Update: 5:35amCT, SUNDAY, July 6, 2014 Click on headline for today, week ahead.
Click to NWS forecasts for county seat points in CM primary coverage area::

Today, Sunday, July 6, 2014: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

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2014-07-06 05:47:21 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: A win at Ballyhigh horse show and a little me time

Peg Schaeffer enjoyed a rare day off from the dogcare regimen at Sugarfoot Farms last Sunday, June 29, 2014, to enjoy a visit to Ballyhigh Show Stables horse show in Versailles, KY, a victory there, and a restful time at Green River Lake
The next earlier Peg Shaeffer column: Happy Tail: Spanky, the red nose Pit Bull. Posted June 29, 2014

By Peg Schaeffer

Last Sunday I actually got to take a day off from the dogs. I went to Versailles to watch my mare, Garnet, in a horse show.

I raised Garnet from a foal. I had shown her Mom, Silver Etching, and when at a horse show in Ocala, FL, while watching the Grand Prix, I picked out her Dad. He was a handsome black horse named Graf Rossini S. He wasn't as big as the rest but his heart more than made up for it.

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2014-07-06 05:35:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Get A Life

Get A Life! Chuck says for quite some time there has been a vast improvement in the evening meals at Tallgrass Estates.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Time Changes Things

By Chuck Hinman

Get A Life!

Have you noticed that some people are chronic complainers? And yes, we even have them at Tallgrass Estates. They bitch about things like Oklahoma sunsets (too orangy) or daylight savings time (we already have too much sun for the roses).

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2014-07-06 05:11:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

James (Jing A Ling) Shoopman, Cumberland Co., KY (1929-2014)

He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, a the time of his death. He was the son of the late Homer Shoopman and Sarah Ann Davidson Wallace. Shis wife, Ruby Killman Shoopman, survives. He was the patriarch of a large, respected family. He leaves 24 direct living descendants and three step descendants.
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James "Jing A Ling" Shoopman age 84 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Friday, July 04, 2014 at Cumberland County Hospital.

Funeral services Monday, July 07, 2014 at 2pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Burkesville Cemetery, North Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family requests visitation after 5pmCT on Saturday, July 05, 2014 until the funeral hour on Monday.

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2014-07-06 04:53:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brenda Joyce Akin Bryant, Green County, KY (1951-2014)

She was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Calvary Temple in Columbia, Kentucky. She was also retired from Fruit of the Loom, Inc. She leaves six direct living descendants.

Mrs. Brenda Joyce Akin Bryant, 62, of Greensburg, Kentucky, departed this life on July 3, 2014 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. She was 62 years, nine months, and 10 days of age.

The funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Joyce Akin Bryant will be conducted at 2pmCT, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Liberty Cemetery. Bro. Homer Stephens and Bro. David South will be officiating. Visitation is requested from 3pm-9pmCT, Saturday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Sunday until time of the funeral service.

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2014-07-06 04:27:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tom Chaney: Not As Seen By God Looking Down

Of Writers And Their Books: Not As Seen By God Looking Down. Tom says surely Shiloh stands among the finest novels about the Civil War, or any war for that matter. This column first appeared 5 July 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Kudzu and Thistles

By Tom Chaney

Not As Seen By God Looking Down

Were it not for the Civil War neither the South nor the nation at large would have so rich a literature. According to William Faulkner the pivotal point in southern history was July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg just before Pickett's fatal charge with hope not yet dashed -- all yet possible.

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2014-07-06 04:03:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Today, SUNDAY with CM, July 6, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 6, 2014 :
The not grown up think
never doing disliked things
comes with growing up.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 6 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1027

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, July 6, 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

2014-07-06 03:59:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

One driver dead; other charged with Manslaughter 2nd, DUI

Collision occurs on US 60, west of Irvington, KY. Silverado crosses center, strikes Ford Focus head-on. Focus driver pronounced dead at the scene.

By TPR Jeff Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

RADCLIFF, KY - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a two vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10amET on US 60 in Breckenridge County just west of Irvington.

William Brown (21) of Irvington was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Westbound on US 60. James L. Dupin (43) of Irvington was operating his 2004 Ford Focus Eastbound on US 60.

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2014-07-06 03:46:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 6
Happy Anniversary, Danny and Pat Darnell (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lana and Wm. "Bug" Knight | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexis Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobbi Leanne Coomer (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenton Harvey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlie Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Murphy (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danielle Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gavin Brockman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerrilyn Kay Ballou Emberton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katelyn Calvert | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lucas Turner (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Meleah Nicole Arnold (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Knight (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tavon Kermeen | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Malcom Eastridge, 78, Casey Creek, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Lee Melson, Adair Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Helen Dial, Green Co, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Christine Carroll, Glensfork, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benjamin H. Smith, Cane Valley, KY (1936-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip (Shug) Dunbar, Russell Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason Brian England, 33, Burkesville, KY (1981-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laverda Brockman, 68, Russell Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Belle Bray, 82, Taylor County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Cecil Hall Dyer, 82, Burkesville, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Shelby Jean Tungate Miller, Taylor Co., KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosemary Hancock Gillespie, 83, Taylor Co., KY/Adair native (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lena Mae Voils, 93, Russell Co./Adair Native (1923-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine Milsap, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Boudreaux Bennett, 80, Columbia, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mable E. Morgan, Russell County, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Hortense Wright, Greensburg, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Eleasia (Lisa) Rinehart, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 6, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:29018, Comment)
10:30amCTBro. Rick Shelton to preach first sermon as new pastor of VCC
Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:29225, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29056, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, William Snow Hadley, 88, Adair Co., KY (1926-2014) | (ID:29233, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Brenda Joyce Akin Bryant. Green County, KY | (ID:29239, Comment)
5:00pmCT VBS at Barnetts Creek for 4 Sundays + Final program, all 5pm-7:30pmCT
Barnetts Creek United Methodist Church, 1338 Barnetts Creek RD , Columbia, KY | (ID:28990, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29088, Comment)
6:00pmCTMaster Four in concert / Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing
at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29210, Comment)
9:00pmCTTraffic/Construction: Campbellsville St. at Adams Alley closing July 6, 2014 | (ID:29229, Comment)


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