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Traffic/Construction: 200 block of Merchant ST will be closed

Monday July 21, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on the 200 block of Merchant Street between North High Street and North Monroe 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

2014-07-20 22:59:20 | Comments | Printable version

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Chris and Chloe Durham

2014-07-20 - Lexington, KY - Photo by Pen. Chris is the grandson of Mary and Donnie Tucker of Knifley. Daughter Chloe played tough soccer this weekend at the Bluegrass State Games for the Shelbyville Strikers team. Paired photo. See also: Chloe in Action
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Comment, Early Columbia BWWWB, Part I - Rialto Theater

Hunter Durham writes:
The Rialto Theater was between Russell & Co and the Bank of Columbia before Columbia General Appliance was there. Good job --Hunter Durham
Comments re article 68615 Early Columbia back when we were boys Part I

2014-07-20 22:51:07 | Comments | Printable version

Comments/Early Columbia back when we were boys Part I: Gilliam Fudge

Jamey Hayes writes:
I believe Johnny Fudge's brother Gilliam Fudge worked in the Hotel Barber Shop. - Jamey Hayes
Comments re article 68615 Early Columbia back when we were boys Part I

2014-07-20 22:38:21 | Comments | Printable version

Driver cited for DUI after one vehicle injury crash on KY 70

In Casey County, 5 miles west of Liberty, KY, Saturday, July 19, 2014

By TFC. Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY, KY - Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at approximately 11pmET, 5 miles west of Liberty on KY 70. 28-year-old Cheta Patel, of Liberty, KY, was traveling west on KY 70 when he lost control of his 2007 Honda, drove off the roadway and struck an embankment. Patel was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Casey County Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was cited for DUI 1st Degree.

2014-07-20 22:33:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Cumberland County pursuit leads to arrest

Chase began on KY 90, continued south on KY 61 where KSP Sgt. Kevin Hunt terminated pursuit at Tennessee State line and notified Tennessee authorities, who located crashed vehicle. Driver walked back to Kentucky, was located and arrested, lodged in Adair County Regional Jail

By TFC. Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

BURKESVILLE, KY - 29-year-old Darren Alan Weigleb, of Tompkinsville, KY, has been arrested and charged with Speeding, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Failure to Notify Address Change to D.O.T., Failure to or Improper Signal, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Reckless Driving, No Operatorís License and DUI 1st Offense/Aggravated.

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2014-07-20 22:28:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Early Columbia Part I comment: Rialto was by Russell & Co

Theater was in building later occupied by Columbia General Appliance

Marsha Walker writes:
When Ralph got to Russell and Co., I began thinking of the Rialto Theater. I think it was owned by F.X. Merkely. We could attend the movie, buy a coke and popcorn, all for a quarter, as I remember it. Was it located where Columbia General Appliance was later? I remember seeing "Old Yeller" there.

I also remember seeing Sat. afternoon cowboy movies at the Columbian. There was a period of time when Daniel Boone caps were given away by drawing names, and I never won one. --Marsha Walker
Comments re article 68615 Early Columbia back when we were boys Part I

2014-07-20 22:19:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Misty Valley Bluegrass Gospel Group at Kelleyville, July 27, 2014

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

Misty Valley Bluegrass Gospel Group will be singing at Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Road, Columbia, KY, Sunday night, July 27, 2014. at 6pmCT. The group consist of Jerry Powell, John Abrell and Ken and Marsha Wheeldon. Everyone is invited to attend. - Linda Tucker

2014-07-20 22:09:50 | Comments | Printable version

Early Columbia, back when we were boys. Part I

Part I - Around the Square, counter clockwise, starting at the Corner of Campbellsville Street and the Public Square, the era would be the early 1950s and a couple of years, maybe, into the 1960s.

By Ralph Roy Waggener, with help from Delmar Jr. Jessie

The merchants and characters of Columbia as I remember may be correct or not, but what we have in our memories we are asking for old Columbians like us to add to or correct what I have started as a list of memorial business owners.

Collins Drugs Store and Dorothy and Luther Collins, who had a lunch counter where many young ladies got their start at the Kroger store next door where a lot of Columbia business owners got their start J D Harper later had a IGA store there and then Dr M C Loy put in a Ben Franklin Store run by Nathan Hale.

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2014-07-20 19:00:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Capt. Marion V. Bowman USMC Ret., Taylor Co., KY (1929-2014)

He attained the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea and Viet Nam. After retiring from the Marines, he taught at the Naval Air Station in Memphis for 16 years. He later returned to Campbellsville where he was the first recipient of the Taylor County Patriotism Award. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church and also attended services at the First Church of God with his wife. He also was a member of Gideons International.
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Capt. Marion V. Bowman, USMC Ret., age 84, husband of Willine Bowman of Campbellsville died Friday, July 18, 2014 in Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lyon-Dewitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY with burial with full military honors at Elliott Cemetery. The family request that visitation will be from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday, July 21, 2014, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

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2014-07-20 17:05:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Vonnie Kolbenschlag identifies butterfly as Red Admiral

Fall Festival at Homeplace on Green River will have information about butterflies, native plants
Comments re photo 55952 Wildflowers in Your Landscape A butterfly bonus

By Vonnie Kolbenschlag

The butterfly in Joyce's photo is a Red Admiral. The host plants of the larva stage of the Red Admiral are plants of the nettle family. Larvae of different kinds of butterflies feed only on certain plants called their host plant.

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2014-07-20 16:09:15 | Comments | Printable version

Enjoys Carol Perkins travel adventures

Mary Ann Brown writes:
I truly enjoyed reading your adventures on the cruise. Since I have never been on a cruise and seriously doubt going on a cruise this was a treat for me to read and learn about things I would never see. Thank you so much for the stories. --Mary Ann Brown
Comments re article 68609 Carol Perkins Cruise Part III Stop in Freeport Bahamas

2014-07-20 08:46:50 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Marshburn: Gang of American tourists fair game

Charles Marshburn writes:
Sounds to me like the writer has never been to Rome, Istanbul or Mexico!! A gang of American tourists coming off a ship are fair game anywhere on the planet! They have more money than experience! Charles Marshburn
Comments about: Freeport

2014-07-20 08:03:41 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Preaching to the choir, and hoping others will listen. The depressing situation regarding spaying and neutering in Kentucky.
The next earlier column, a happy, uplifting Happy Tail: Rose, a very memorable Percheron Mare. Posted July 13, 2014

By Peg Schaeffer

Sometimes I wonder if I'm having any impact on reducing the number of unwanted pets in the area. I'm just a cog in the wheel of animal rescue people.

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2014-07-20 07:12:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Carol Perkins: Cruise, Part III, Stop in Freeport, Bahamas

Freeport version of a 'taxi' is different from those in the United States, made very profitable by packing small buses with passengers paying $20 each for a twenty minute ride into town.
Next earlier column: Carol Perkins: Cruise, Part II, Key West. Posted July 20, 2014

By Carol Perkins

Our second stop on our cruise was in Freeport, Bahamas. From the dock, the drive into town is about twenty minutes. A taxi is the preferred mode of transportation, but the taxis there and taxis here are not the same. This was a small bus holding ten passengers by cramming people in closely, which is what the drivers do. Twenty dollars per person for a 'round trip soon becomes very profitable. That is why the drivers do not leave the port without every seat filled. Our driver was an older woman who spoke very little English and had very little patience with tourist.

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2014-07-20 06:48:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Tom Chaney: Ice Cold Thriller

Of Writers And Their Books: Ice Cold Thriller. Tom declares, if a land based novel can have swashbuckling, then Athabasca buckles swash to a fare the well. This column first appeared 19 July 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Chicken Necks and Gizzards

By Tom Chaney

Ice Cold Thriller

Every now and again I run across a book by an author with whom I was once familiar, and whom I liked once, but neglected, only to find he is now dead.

Such effrontery for a man to shuffle off his mortal coil (Shakespeare, by the way) 'ere I am finished with him.

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2014-07-20 06:31:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Somebody's sitting in my chair

Somebody's sitting in my chair. Chuck says in institutional living residents, no matter how naive when they arrive, soon learn rules. They become street smart.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Wash Day

By Chuck Hinman

Somebody's sitting in my chair

The furor stirred up by known troublemaker, Goldilocks in the well known nursery rhyme, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is not over. It surfaced recently at prestigious Tallgrass Estates in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

In a recent Managers and Residents Meeting, a red-faced new resident reported he/she had been turned away from sitting at a certain table in the dining room, the reason given "it is the table ALWAYS sat at by Daddy bear, Momma bear, and Baby bear" (names substituted for privacy obviously).

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2014-07-20 06:29:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Today, Sunday with CM, July 20, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 20, 2014:
Though only one day,
many days seem to have passed
when one has gone far.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 20 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1041

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, July 20, 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

2014-07-20 06:05:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Directory of Churches Update: Victory Community Church

Victory Community Church's Directory of Churches has been updated this morning, with a new pastor and contact phone numbers, as follows:
VICTORY COMMUNITY CHURCH. 107 N. Reed Street, Columbia, KY. Bro. Rick Shelton, pastor. Phone number 270-250-1836 or 270-634-3848 Sunday Worship Service, at 10:30amCT. Sunday School at 9:30amCT. Sunday Night at 6:30pmCT. Wednesday evening Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30pmCT. Everyone welcome!
All churches in the area, in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky, are welcome to submit listings for the CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES, following format in the listings, using any Contact/Submit button on the site. Call 270-250-2730, for help or information on basic guidelines. We urge churches with entries already posted to check them frequently for accuracy.

2014-07-20 05:47:43 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 20
Happy Anniversary, James and Robyn Curry (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Justin and Tiffany Antle (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Shane and Teresa Gaskins (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anikin Scott Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Higgins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Cornelison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James D. Bauer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelley Curry (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Latasha Gist | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Beth Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Savannah Tweedy (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie Jones Watson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Kendyl Harmony Burton and Kamdyn Brock Burton (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal McAninch, 96, Casey Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emanuel Wooten, 93, Russell Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Earl Underwood, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Odos Lafavers, Russell Co. KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis "Fatboy" Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva P. Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Mae Durham, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James T. Stearman, Green County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kim Jolly, Edmonton, KY (1969-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sue Durham, Taylor County, KY (1944 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewey Welby Brown, Russell County, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Dorothy C. Weymouth, 81, Hillview, KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert H. Eads, 72, Russell Co., KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cleston (Stump) Patterson, Green Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Black, Casey County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Anderson Dyer, 63, Eighty Eight, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Ray Clark, Taylor County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James C. (Jim) Blair, 87, Adair Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin Devon Coleman, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amos Avon Cooper, 94, Russell County, KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jay Cox, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry G. Jeffries, 57 Russell County, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvil Ray Price, Dunnville, KY, Adair native (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Estelene Hill, 90, Russell County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tom Beaty, 65, Cumberland Co., KY/Clinton Co., KY native (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Vonzell Yocum, Sr., Marion Co., KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Loy (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Pittman Burton (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Nancy Wilson, Casey Co., KY (1909) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,m Eugene (Bill) Voils, Russell County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, July 20, 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:29020, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29070, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Jimmy Cape, 54, Adair County, KY (1959-2014) | (ID:29333, Comment)
Services, Edmonton, KY, for Paul Keith Stiltz, 76, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. July 16, 2014) | (ID:29335, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Vicie Lee Carter, 92, Cumberland County, KY (1922-2014) | (ID:29326, 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:28992, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29103, Comment)
5:30pmCTVBS at Trinity UMC, Sun.-Wed., July 20-23, 2014 - Supper 5:30pmCT and VBS 6pm-8pmCT. nightly. At Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29329, Comment)
6:00pmCTHeaven Bound singing at Knifley, KY/Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing
at Knifley Chapel Brethren In Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY | (ID:29231, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Direction of Glasgow, KY in concert/Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing
Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Hwy 55 South, Columbia, KY, | (ID:29303, Comment)
The Joymakers Singing at Egypt Christian Church | (ID:29314, Comment)


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