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KY 417 highway memorializes Green County, Kentuckian

Signs Installed for memorial dedication of area roads. In Green County, KY 417 designated, "Ryan J. Montgomery Memorial Highway" in honor of fallen warrior who died serving his country near Baghdad, Iraq
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Basic story by Chris Jessie, KTC District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (July 15, 2014) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Traffic Crews have installed memorial designation signs on sections of area roads according to a resolution recently passed by Kentucky's General Assembly.

In Green County, KY 417 is designated "Ryan J. Montgomery Memorial Highway". This legislative designation is sponsored by State Senator, David Givens. According to his Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, obituary: Sgt. Ryan Jay Montgomery/Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, "Sgt. Ryan Jay Montgomery, the son of Raymond Jay Montgomery of Greensburg and Patricia Cheryl Thompson Montgomery of Campbellsville, was born Friday, January 28, 1983 in Louisville and departed this life serving his Country on Sunday, July 3, 2005 in Iraq near Baghdad. He was 22 years, 5 months and 5 days of age." His funeral was held at Green County Middle School in Greensburg, KY.

In Marion County, the KY 1183 bridge near the intersection of Manton Spur Road is designated "Sister Sodelbia Hughes Memorial Bridge". This legislative designation is sponsored by State Senator, Jimmy Higdon.

Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County between the intersections of US 31E and KY 55 is designated "Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Highway". This legislative designation is sponsored by State Representative, David Floyd. Across KYTC District Four's 11 counties, a total of four designations are included in the resolution. Additionally, in Hardin County, KY 361 between KY 220 and KY 313 is designated "Nathaniel D. Garvin Memorial Highway". This legislative designation is sponsored by State Representative, Tim Moore and State Representative, Hubert Collins. Signs for this section of road will be installed following an upcoming ceremony.

2014-07-16 17:36:30 | Comments | Printable version

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The Twin Towers - Country Style

2014-07-16 - Cool Springs Creek Farm, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Guy Babin. Twin Towers Country Style - I found this feat of airborn engineering as I cut our southern pastures. Not proud of my pastoral weeds, I am often amazed by the instinctual engineering prowess of mother nature. I did send it to smithereens with the rotary cutter and our petrol burning beast... but not before verifying it was vacant and recording its existence and sharing here with you. - GUY. Cool Springs Creek Farm, Gradyville.
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16 LWC athletic programs named 2013-14 NAIA scholar teams

The 16 NAIA Scholar Teams are the most in Lindsey Wilson history Lindsey Wilson led the Mid-South Conference with 16 Scholar Teams, followed by Cumberland (TN) with 12 teams followed by St. Catharine (KY) (10), Campbellsville (KY) (8), Pikeville (KY) (6) and Cumberlands (KY) (2)
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By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - Sixteen Lindsey Wilson College athletic programs earned national recognition on Tuesday as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics officials announced the 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams.

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2014-07-16 17:16:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Joyce Coomer shares interest in native plants

Alicia Bosela, will be selling native plants at the 8am-1pmCT, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Farmers Market on the Square, Adair Annex Parking Lot , 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

By Joyce Coomer

I would like to meet this lady as we share an interest in native plants. A lot of my summer flowers consist of whatever comes up on its own in the yard and I mow around -- much to Greg's dismay!

This year there have been black-eyed Susans, Queen Anne's lace, butterfly weed, wild petunias, daisies, sand briars, bind weed, a few dandelions, violets, wild strawberries and assorted clovers.

The pasture was full of bee balm a week or two ago, and I'm sure there are other native plants blooming there that I can't see because of the goldenrod running down the fencerow. - Joyce M. Coomer

Thanks, Joyce Coomer. Would love it if you would share a photo of that garden. There seems to be more interest in native plants than one would at first imagaine. Both Lindsey Wilson College and Homeplace on Green River, as well as Clay Hill Memorial Forest, have done much to stimulate interest. As noted, Alicia Bosela will be at the next Farmers Market on the Square. For those few who might not know, Joyce Coomer is co-owner with husband Greg of Printing Creations, 110 N Monroe Street, Columbiai located less than a block from FM2. - EW

2014-07-16 17:06:50 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear signs budget reduction orders

Action will Manage 2014 year-end revenue short. General Fund Shortfall is $91 Million; Road Fund Shortfall is $22 Million. Budget plan avoids cuts to education, health care, public safety. 'No budgeted road projects will be negatively impacted by this necessary balancing action,;Gov. Beshear said.
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By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, KY - Governor Steve Beshear today signed a budget reduction order for Fiscal Year 2014 to fill a $91 million General Fund budget deficit in accordance with state law.

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2014-07-16 16:17:16 | Comments | Printable version

Powerful Gardening: Propagating native KY plants

Alicia Bosela, the author, will be selling native plants at the 8am-1pmCT, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Farmers Market on the Square, Adair Annex Parking Lot , 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

By Alicia Bosela

Gardening for most can mean many good things: relaxation, good food, a scenic yard, etc. Gardening is also empowering for several reasons. Our precious Kentucky heritage can be preserved by propagating the plants that give our home its true character, native plants.

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2014-07-16 16:04:28 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic/Construction: 200 Block, Merchant Street, closed July 17

Thursday July 17, 2014, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on the 200 block of Merchant Street in Columbia, KY. The 200 block of Merchant Street will be closed during construction. We ask the public to avoid these areas 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. and Jennifer Carter , Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District.

2014-07-16 15:24:43 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Site Council special session is July 17, 2014

The Adair County Middle School SBDM council will meet in special session on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 3:30pmCT, at the school located at 322 General John Adair Drive. The meeting is for the purpose of interviewing. - ALMA RICH, Principal

2014-07-16 14:52:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Campbellsville University issues open letter to KY Baptists

Board Chairman, President send joint statement relating to current conversation with Kentucky Baptist Convention leadership regarding terms of affiliation between the school and the convention

Dear Kentucky Baptists:

On behalf of Campbellsville University, we write to update you on important steps that have been taken to protect the mission of the University and to avoid both undue influence and the imposition of theological and doctrinal control.

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2014-07-16 12:54:25 | Comments | Printable version

School fundraisers: There may better ways

There seen to be better ways available to raise school funds. Here's two possibilities; one going on right now in Adair County: See also: Adair Co. School Board, July 17, 2014, Board meeting Agenda See item 11 in the "Consent Agenda."

2014-07-16 12:15:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair Co. School Bd., July 17, 2014, Board meeting Agenda

7pmCT, July 17 2014, Regular Board Meeting
Adair County Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

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2014-07-16 10:49:05 | Comments | Printable version

Galileo Burton: On Global Warming

Galileo Burton writes:
Looking at seasonal weather and deciding that Global Warming isn't a useful predictive theory is like looking at a helium balloon rising and deciding that Gravity isn't a useful predictive theory. Even though scientists keep finding problems with Newton's math, they still get out of the way quickly when someone tosses a brick in the air. - Galileo Burton or ""
Comments re article 68546 Global Warming

2014-07-16 08:56:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

SCC to offer technology degree in informatics

Degree offered in conjunction with Northern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University to obtain bachelor’s degree
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By Nancy Phelps & Allison Horseman
News from Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY (July 16, 2014) - Somerset Community College (SCC) will be offering a new degree when studies resume in August. The Business Administration Systems - Informatics path of study has a goal of enabling students to expand their knowledge of information technology, preparing them to enter the marketplace with the competitive edge they will need to capture top jobs and start their careers in information-based organizations.

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2014-07-16 08:40:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Global Warming

Charles Marshburn writes:
I certainly am enjoying this global warming! I suppose in 10,000 more years we'll know if the theory is valid. Put me down as being very skeptical. - Charles Marshburn
Thanks, Charles Marshburn: We'll certainly add you to the list. - CM

2014-07-16 07:27:16 | Comments | Printable version

William J. (Bill) Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1928-2014)

William J. "Bill" Wesley, of Smyrna, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Smyrna, GA. He was 86.

Funeral services will be at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Thursday, July 17, 2014, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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2014-07-16 06:09:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Harrods Fork Baptist VBS is Sat. July 26, 2014

Harrods Fork Baptist Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY, will have Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10am-2pmCT. The theme is "The Gospel Story by Colors." Lunch will be provided. Everyone is invited. --Linda Walker

2014-07-16 05:47:12 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, July 16, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 16, 2014:
One truly leaves home
when one knows there is no way
back to what one left.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 16 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1037

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, July 13, 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

2014-07-16 03:37:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Free hunter education course at AC Extension Office

A free Kentucky Hunter Education course is scheduled for 6pm-9:30pmCT, Monday August 11, 2014, at the Adair County Extension Service 409 Fairgrounds Street Columbia, Kentucky 42728. Pre-registration is now required for all courses and is completed by visiting the Hunter Education page at Contact Will Connelly at or 606-335-9473.

2014-07-16 03:33:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Mr. Robert Kail (Bob) Lewis, Cumberland County, KY

He was a native of Cumberland County and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of the the late Clyde and Evelyn Radford Lewis. His wife of over 45 years, Macie Hughes Lewis, survives. He was a member of the Burkesville Baptist Church, a heavy equipment operator for Liter’s Quarry and for Geoghean and Mathis Quarry and a pet lover, feeding and rescuing many stray animals.
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Mr. Robert Kail “Bob” Lewis, age 76, of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1pmCT in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the Marrowbone Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 3pmCT on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 until the funeral hour on Thursday.

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2014-07-16 02:59:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Smoking among Kentucky HS students drops significantly

Kentucky improves from first to sixth in current cigarette use among high school youth

By Terry Sebastian
Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, a significant improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report.

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2014-07-16 02:39:46 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 16
Happy Anniversary, McDonald's of Columbia (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angela McVay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna Nicole Curry (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Day (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlie Furkins (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diana Andrew | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diane Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Greg Burton (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Greg Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jim Richards (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayla Chambers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lauren Grant (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Payne | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherica Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Mings | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tori Kimbler (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zayne Tyler Grant, 2011 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Monica K. Turner Heitz , 56, Greensburg, KY (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles H. Caudill, Russell County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Kay Irvin Gardner, Adair Co., KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Graham Lemmon, Green Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane B. Hutchison, Adair Co., KY (1933 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas J. (Bean) Price, Green Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James T. Stearman, Green County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Milton Stephens, Adair Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Arnett, Salyersville, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul E. Ladebauche, Adair County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Ray Noel, 88, Casey Co., KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Ann (Becky) Hamm, 67, Ozark, MO, (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Hartford, 64, Burkesville, KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry M. Dabney, Taylor Co., KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Sylvester Ingram, 54, Green Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Franklin Jones, Green County, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vineta Roy, 89, Nancy, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Paul Morris, 46, Edmonton, KY (1970-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Darrell Jeffries, 68, Savoyard, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ineze Loy Mills, 85, Taylor Co., KY/Russell County, KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph K. Anderson, Jr., 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Cranston (Crank) Farmer, Marion Co., KY (1933-2018)] | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Barnett, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 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:29033, 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 (65) Event(s) 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. Forty (40) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One Hundred Forty-Two (142) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:29317, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:29156, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Urias (Deedle) Stephens, Jr., Russell County, KY, (1929-2014) | (ID:29298, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Larry Collins, Taylor County, KY (1951-2014) | (ID:29309, Comment)
NoonCTVacation Bible School tonight & every Wednesday in July, 2014
Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY | (ID:29007, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29066, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Mildred Carol Fulkerson, Adair Co., KY (1953-2014) | (ID:29296, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:29161, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29099, Comment)
6:00pmCT"Weird Animals" VBS is 6pm-8:30pmCT, nightly July 15-19, 2014
Word of Life Family Church, 906 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:29203, Comment)
VBS Supper 6pmCT; Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30pmCT
at Sulphur Well United Methodist Church, 1755 Sulphur Well-Knob Lick Road Edmonton, KY | (ID:29219, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Carrying The Torch Ministries, Glenn McInteer | (ID:29305, Comment)


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