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Bon Appetit Appalachia features Farmers Market on the Square

Local market one of only 48 in the state chosen initially for BAA

From Barbara Armitage, Market Coordinator
Farmers Market on the Square, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

Columbia's Farmer's Market on the Square having been selected to be showcased as part of "Bon Appetit Appalachia"

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2014-07-21 21:31:41 | Comments | Printable version

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MCHS ('66) friends meet for lunch

2014-07-21 . Metcalfe County High School friends (class of 1966) met for lunch in Glasgow recently. Standing in back from left, are: Patty Hurt, Elaine Wilson, Peggy McCoy and Ella Lee Wilson. In front from left, are: Jackie Coffey, Dotty Nagel, Judy Doyle, Rebecca England, Patricia Cummins, Jean Nunn, Linda Waggener and Kathy Nason. The next planned meeting is September 13 at noon in Sulphur Well.
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Links to 2014 ACPC Class Rosters & Supply Lists

By Patty Jones, Principal
Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY

Here are the links to the Adair County Primary Center class rosters and supply lists.
Adair County Primary Center Kindergarten

Adair County Primary Center First Grade

Adair County Primary Center Second Grade

2014-07-21 16:35:37 | Comments | Printable version

ACMS Site Council to meet in special session

The Adair County Middle School SBDM will meet in special session for the purpose of conducting interviews for vacant positions at ACMS. The meeting will be Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 1pmCT, at 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. - Alma Rich, Principal

2014-07-21 15:35:29 | Comments | Printable version

Ricky Eugene Murray, Russell County, KY (1958-2014)

He was a member of West 80 Church of God, Russell Springs, KY; and a construction worker. He was the son of the late Barbara Hatcher and a member of a large, respected Adair County, KY, family. He leaves two direct living descendants, sons Nicholas Murray, Lexington, KY; and Christopher Murray, Columbia, KY.
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Ricky Murray, 56, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 6:34pmCT, at the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Russell County.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in Cane Valley Cemetery, 83 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, in the Cane Valley community of Adair County.. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-07-21 14:24:01 | Comments | Printable version

Jasmine Hammond-Adam Humphress to exchange vows

It All Started With A Kiss And Now Its Led To This . . .

Mr. & Mrs. Jody Hammond of Columbia, KY would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jasmine Rashay to Adam Douglas Humphress, son of Tammy & Mark Humphress of Knifley, KY.

The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Adair Co High and a 2013 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College where she is currently employed in Alumni Relations. The future groom is a 2009 graduate of Adair Co High and is currently co-owner of H&B Construction.

The couple will be united in marriage on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 5pmCT, at the Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. A formal reception will follow. All friends and family are invited to join with us to celebrate this joyous occasion. - Madonna Hammond

2014-07-21 14:03:31 | Comments | Printable version

Tim Cocanougher withdraws from 11th Circuit Judges race

Neither candidate for 11th Circuit Court Judge has opposition in November

By Larry Smith, 92.7 the Big Dawg

Tim Cocanougher, Springfield, KY, has withdrawn from the 11th Judicial Circuit Division I Judges race. The circuit includes Green, Marion, Taylor, and Washington Counties.

He would have been the only opposition for Todd Spalding, who will now be unopposed, and, barring unexpected circumstances, will be sworn in as the new 11th Circuit Court/Div I Judge in January. He will succeed Dan Kelley, who is retiring.

Allan Ray Bertram, Campbellsville, KY, is unopposed for the Division II, 11th Circuit Court Judge's race this fall. - Larry Smith, the author of this article, is Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

2014-07-21 13:27:48 | Comments | Printable version

Bernice L. Gaskins, 87, Russell County, KY (1927-2014)

She was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Bennett and the late Talitha Brown Bennett, and the widow of Lozier Gaskins. She leaves two direct and one step-descendants. She was a homemaker.
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Bernice L. Gaskin, 87, Maple Street, Russell Springs, KY, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Jeff Griffin officiating. Visitation will be 5pm-7pmCT, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel. Burial will be in the Russell County Memorial Gardens, Russell Springs, KY.

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2014-07-21 13:22:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Five from Adair County attend KY Sheriffs' Ranch Camp

Donovan Furkins, Eldon Furkins, Jimmy George, Dakota Judd, and Cristian Marcial-Davis at camp with Sheriff Harrison Moss and Shirley Moss
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By Shelley Davis, for KY Sheriff's Ranch Camp On July 13-18, 2014, five young boys from Adair County had the opportunity to attend the Kentucky Sheriff's Ranch Camp for Boys and Girls. The camp helps teach the boys and girls character, how to be role models in their community, learn about nature, participate in sports, getting to meet new friends, and learning how to help one another.

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2014-07-21 12:55:16 | Comments | Printable version

KSP makes two arrests in Glendale, Hardin Co., KY murder

Investigation follows discovery of deceased person in vehicle parked in abandoned Glendale Children's Home. Murder suspect and girlfriend arrested, lodged in Hardin County Detention Center, Elizabethtown, KY, facing multiple charges.
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By Tpr. Jeff Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

GLENDALE, KY. - Kentucky State Police Post 04 investigators are working a murder case that they were alerted to on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at approximately 4:45amET.

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2014-07-21 12:41:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Charles Edward Cooper, Sr. Casey Co., KY, (1946-2014)

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Charles Ed Cooper, Sr. 68, of Hustonville, KY passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, KY.

Funeral services are 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro Marvin Lane and Bro. Junior Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Barnetts Creek Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, July 25, 2014, 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET.

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2014-07-21 12:31:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County Elementary School (ACES) Supply Lists

Here are supply lists for Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, which parents should obtain before the start of School, Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 7:45.

ACES Third Grade Supply Wish List
(Please do not feel obligated to purchase all items). 2" Binder. 2-3 Ring Pocket Folders. 3 Ring Pencil Punch. Loose Leaf Paper. Wooden Pencils. 24 Pk Crayons. Glue Sticks (2 Pk.) Boys, Chlorox Wipes. Girls, Kleenex. 4 Composition Notebooks (Not Spiral Bound).
ACES Fourth Grade Supply Wish List
(Please do not feel obligated to purchase all items). Three Packs of Loose Leaf Paper.Pencils. 2 Packs of Black Expo Markers. Tissue. 2 Composition Notebooks. Coloring Pencils. Spiral Notebook. 1 Two-Pocket Folder. Highlighter.
ACES Fifth Grade Supply Wish List
(Please do not feel obligated to purchase all items). Pencils. Dry Erase Marker. Coloring Pencils. Folder. Cap Erasers. Loose Leaf Paper. 5 folders (10 cents). Crayons. Kleenex. Hand Sanitizer.
From Robbie Harmon, Director of Pupil Personnel
Adair County School District, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

2014-07-21 11:37:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KY 429 Project, Marion Co., to improve safety begins this week

$442,000 project designed to improve visibility and increase safety
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By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Highway Department, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (July 21, 2014) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Contract Crews will begin cutting down the crest of a hill along KY 429 in Marion County near Toad Mattingly Road beginning Thursday, July 24, 2014. The project is designed to improve visibility and increase safety.

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2014-07-21 11:19:58 | Comments | Printable version

Against the Grain expanding with new brewery in West Louisville

Expansion to include warehouse, tasting room and retail space. Creates 20 new jobs
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By Joe Hall
News from Gov. Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (July 21, 2014) - Governor Steve Beshear today announced Against the Grain Brewery (AtG) will increase production by more than 400 percent with the expansion of a new production and packaging facility in Louisville.

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2014-07-21 11:04:16 | Comments | Printable version

Reception honors retirement of Brenda Williams

At Summit Manor, 400 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY today 2pm-4pmCT

Summit Manor, 400 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY, will be holding a retirement reception for Brenda Williams, who has served as Administrator of Summit Manor for over 30 years. The reception will be held today, Monday, July 21, 2014, 2pm-4pmCT. The community in invited to stop by and wish her well. Refreshments will be served. - Laura Koller

2014-07-21 10:36:04 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Boil Water Advisory Issued for area of Downtown Columbia, KY.

Date Issued: 7/21/2014. Time Issued; 9:30amCT. Time Posted: 9:42amCT.

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers
starting at the Justice Center up to the square and from Justice Center to 207 Merchant Street, from Campbellsville Street around the square to Bank of Columbia, and on Greensburg Street to the Jail and North Monroe Street.
The advisory has been issued due to main line leak.Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181. Mrs. Ashley Lackey

2014-07-21 09:30:21 | Comments | Printable version

Charle Marshburn: Bridge in Venice, Italy named for Rialto

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

Charles Marshburn writes:
Egad! They've named a bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, after that theater Marsha Walker was talking about! Must have been some theater! - Charles Marshburn
Thanks, Mr. Marshburn - Yes, it was quite the cinematic palace. Hope that little Italian Bridge is worthy of the noble name, "Rialto." - CM

2014-07-21 08:58:19 | Comments | Printable version

Thirteen wrestlers set to join the Blue Raiders 2014-15 season

Coach Corey Ruff announces the following have signed with Lindsey Wilson College: James Flint, Michael Pixley, Chico Adams, Daniel Leonard, Nathan Jozsa, Evan Loe, Dominic latora, Brady Moser, Daniel Lannum, Isaiah Frank, Avery martin, Alan Drake, Braden Jones
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By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY- Lindsey Wilson wrestling head coach Corey Ruff announced the addition of 13 student-athletes for the 2014-15 season on Friday, July 18, 2014.

"This is without a doubt our best recruiting class to date and easily the most credentialed one we've ever had," Ruff said. "These guys will enhance our team chemistry and that's not something you ever expect from a freshman class."

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2014-07-21 08:56:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Jr. & Donna Feese singing at Tabor, July 27, 2014

Adair County Sunday Night Singing

Jr. & Donna Feese will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road. Columbia KY, on Sunday night July 27, 2014 at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. --Patricia Hadley

2014-07-21 07:29:20 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson: Praise for Early Columbia, BWWWB Part I

Mike Watson writes:
This is one of the best "Remember When" articles I have seen in quite a while. Keep up the good work and don\'t let all these good bits of local history fade too much. - MW
Comments re article 68615 Early Columbia back when we were boys Part I

2014-07-21 07:27:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Mr. Berley Young was barber, perhaps foremost sports authority

Dave Rosenbaum writes:
There was a barber shop located between the Bank of Columbia and Ed and Ed Kentucky Auto Store. Mr. Thomas and Berley Young were the barbers. Mr. Young was perhaps the county's foremost authority on sports. --Dave Rosenbaum
Comments about: Early Columbia, back when we were boys. Part I

2014-07-21 06:17:51 | Comments | Printable version

Today, MONDAY with CM, July 21, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 21, 2014:
It is bad enough
to feel insignificant,
worse to be ground down.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 21 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1042

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

2014-07-21 05:51:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

56 year old man dies of motorcycle accident injuries

Ricky Murray is native of Adair County, KY. He was living in Russell County at the time of the accident. Tragedy occurred Sunday afternoon on East of Russell Springs, KY

By Larry Smith, the WAVE, 92.7 FM

The Russell County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle mishap which occurred yesterday, Sunday, July 20, 2014, East of Russell Springs on KY 80. The RCSO says 56 year old Ricky Murray lost control of his bike. He was taken to Russell County Hospital died there a short time later. Russell County Deputy Coroner Mike Reynolds pronounced Murray deceased at 5:16pmCT, according to Russell County Dispatch. - Larry Smith, the writer is Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

2014-07-21 05:32:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 21
Happy Anniversary, Marshall Lee Burton & Gola Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.D. Zornes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Bishop (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lonnie Grant (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luke Meadows | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millard Eldon Kinnett (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Denton (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trish Aaon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Donnie and Ronnie Grider (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhday, Gladys Viola Schlosnagle Broadwater, Burkesville, KY (1918-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Oliver Griffith, Casey Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Wethington, Dunnville, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bethany Anne Mann, Taylor Co., KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Wayne Gaddie, Taylor Co., KY (1943 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Zimmerman, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie Sinclair, Jr., 87, Adair County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Frederick Land, Taylor County, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason Adam Willis, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1980-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendy Bricken, 64, Taylor Co., KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Willliam (Bill) Berge, Jr., 83, Burkesville, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jewell Penick, Green Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zane Spires, 78, Columbia, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emily Jean Shumpert, 43, Metcalfe Co., KY (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Dale (Bob) Harris, 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary V. Cordy, 71, Russell Co., KY/Jefferson Co., KY native (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack "Punkin"Hancock (July 21, 1947-October 28, 1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, twin sisters, Russell Co., KY, Annie Grider Coffey and Fannie Grider McKinley (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, July 21, 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:29037, Comment)
200 block of Merchant ST, Columbia, KY, will be closed today
Stotts Construction Co. will be replacing waterlines | (ID:29351, 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. Forty-one (41) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Thirty-six (36) 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. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-three (33) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two hundred ninety-one (291) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Ninety-eight (98) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:29334, Comment)
10:00amCTCelebration of Life, Liberty, KY, for Anna Lee Burris, Hustonville, KY (1923-2014) | (ID:29346, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29071, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Summer Shade, KY, for Tresa Ann (Kennison) Kinslow, Glasgow, KY (1959-2014) | (ID:29345, Comment)
Reception 2pm-4pmCT honors retirement of Brenda Williams
Summit Manor, 400 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY | (ID:29353, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29104, 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:29330, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School, 6pm-8pmCT, July 21-25, 2014 at Glens Fork United Methodist Church. 124 Hwy 900 Road, Columbia KY, in the Glens Fork community | (ID:29338, Comment)


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