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Why aren't simple changes already made on Jamestown Street?

With speed control, more on and off street parking: Every one will win

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Ed: I agree with your assessment of the need for some changes on Jamestown Street just off the Square. With less through truck traffic, some better traffic control - especially speed - and some more on and off street parking everyone would win. Increased business on and off the Square, increased pedestrian traffic, and a better looking Columbia. It seems to me to be a relatively simple fix. Why is it not happening? --George Kolbenschlag
Comments re photo 56022 Town Jamestown Hills A strip to shop not hills to shoot

2014-07-25 20:31:55 | Comments | Printable version

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Birds of Kentucky: Parade Time? Canada Geese at ACHS

2014-07-25 - ACHS Stadium, 623 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo CM staff photo.
The Canada Geese who take over the practice fields after hours in the Adair County High School football field seem to be march, two by two to the commands of the rear most bird.

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Mary Kirkpatrick, Burkesville, KY (1930-2014)

She was a member of Big Sandy Holiness Church and a former employee of Alpine Resort, and was a homemaker and a babysitter. She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Owlsey and Ruth Hunter Owsley, and the widow of Roy L. Kirkpatrick. She leaves 35 direct living descendants.
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Mary Kirkpatrick age 84 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville, KY.

Funeral service Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Bishop Jose' Anders officiating. Burial in Grundy Chapel Cemetery. Family requests visitation 6pm-9pmCT, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY.

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2014-07-25 17:00:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

19 LWC Athletic Programs achieved over a 3.0 GPA in 2013-14

The women's bowling program led all teams with a 3.63 total grade point average

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - Nineteen Lindsey Wilson athletic programs achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2013-14 academic year.

The Blue Raider women's bowling program achieved the highest team total with a 3.63 GPA, followed by the cheerleading team with a 3.60 average. Next is the women's soccer team with a 3.58 GPA.

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2014-07-25 10:37:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

I-75 in Rockcastle County reduced to one lane beginning July 27

Pavement improvements should be complete by November 30

By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY (July 25, 2014) - Beginning Sunday July 27, Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be reduced to one lane between mile point 58 and ending at mile point 66 as crews begin pavement improvements.

Northbound and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 6pmET. to 12pmET Sunday through Thursday and from 6pmET on Thursdays to 7amET. Fridays.

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2014-07-25 10:24:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Garnett (Chappie) Clark, Adair County, KY (1919-2014)

He was a native of Adair County, KY and a resident of Louisville, KY, at the time of his death. He was a member of a highly regarded Gradyville community family. His wife, Laura Clark, survives. He was a member of Cloverleaf Baptist Church and was a 50 year member with Louisville Masonic Lodge #400. He had retired form B. F. Goodrich as a pipefitter & was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII and received the Purple Heart for service in the Philippines.
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Garnett "Chappie" Clark, 95, of Louisville, KY passed away Wednesday July 23, 2014 at Georgetown Manor, Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be held 11amET/12pm noon ET, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West, 4400 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY. Visitation will be 1pm-7pmCT/2pm-8pmET, Friday, July 25, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-07-25 08:44:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Junebugs plentiful on blackberry vines in Marion County, KY

Despite reports of scarcity, writer finds abundance of critters. Also abundance of chiggers and poison oak, so no need to fear endangerment of these species

Cheryl Yates writes:
I thought the same as Joyce Coomer did, that Junebugs were scarce. I had not picked blackberries for several years. I walked the family farm {Livers} in Marion County last week picking blackberries. We picked three gallon of the berries, but we all kept commenting about the hundreds of Junebugs in the vines. I don't remember ever seeing so many. It was a great day despite all the chiggers and poison oak we brought home with us. - Cheryl Yates
Comments re article 68684 Joyce Coomer Always found June bugs to be happy shy beings

2014-07-25 06:36:05 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Farmers Market Report: Friday, July 25, 2014

Adair County Farmers Market, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairgrounds Street, Columbia, KY. Fresh produce grown EXCLUSIVELY in Adair County. Tuesday mornings: 6am-10amCT; Tuesday afternoons - 2pm-6pmCT, Friday mornings - 6am-10amCT

by Holly Kerns, Jason Blackaby, & Eddie Compton
As reported to Ed Waggener, (c)
  • Holly Kerns, Sano, KY 270-250-3437 - Red Ripe Slicing Tomatoes. Red Potatoes. White Potatoes. Blue Tomatoes. Green Beans. Yellow Squash. Patty Pan Squash. Zucchini. Kentucky Wonder Beans. Burpees Stringless Beans. Roma Beans. Cabbage.
  • Jason Blackaby, Blackaby Hills Farm. 270-535-5396. - Chicken, Pork Ribs, Sausage, Bacon, Pork Chops, Chorizo, Bratwurst. (Even the chickens are contrary - no duck OR chicken eggs today. Maybe they'll be in a better humor later)
  • Danny & Debbie Burris, D & D Longview Angus Farm. 270-250-3701 Red Tomatoes, Brandy Wine (Pink), A Few Yellow Tomatoes, New Potatoes, Yellow Squash, Zuchinni, Egg Plant, Okra, Green Peppers, Onions Red And White, Grapes, A Few Blue Berries, A Few Black Berries, And Peaches.
  • Eddie Compton, the King of Sweet Corn - Bodacious Sweet Corn. Red slicing tomatoes.

Many vendors at Adair County Farmer's Market accept WIC and Seniors vouchers and credit and debit cards. Vendors have been certified in Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), and a certified management practice to aid in ensuring safe and wholesome foods. For more information Adair County Farmers Market, contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317. Nick Roy

2014-07-25 06:28:34 | Comments | Printable version

Semi accident closes Louie B Nunn Pkwy in Metcalfe County

By Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the WAVE

Details are a bit sketchy at this time, but we have a report of a semi truck accident on the Louie B Nunn/Cumberland Parkway which has had the parkway closed in both directions for a time. The Kentucky State Police at post 15 in Columbia said that the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Edmonton, is working the accident. KSP expected the clean up to be complete shortly.

2014-07-25 06:16:15 | Comments | Printable version

2nd Annual Buck's Bug Run is Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

This year's run benefits Tammy Humphress

Registration for 2nd Annual Bucks Bug Run, will start at 10amCT, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, (rain date August 9) at Rex's Cycle Shop, 1349 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, with the ride leaving the parking lot at 11amCT. It's a charity bike/car ride in memory of Randall Grant. All proceeds will be donated to Tammy Humphress to help with medical expenses. Contacts: Jamie Hadley at 270-250-4147, Keith Grant at 270-566-3280, or Tommy Cook at 270-250-2511. - Laura Keltner

2014-07-25 06:05:05 | Comments | Printable version

Today, FRIDAY with CM, July 25, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 25, 2014:
Think being in love
will make you a perfect slave,
then fear love like that.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 25 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1046

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

2014-07-25 04:19:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Classic Sterlings take MusicFest stage at 8:30pmCT, Saturday

Saturday night, July 26, 2014

The Classic Sterlings will perform a set at this years' 2014 Bull Run Charity MusicFest located at 1601 Bull Run Road, Columbia, KY, Saturday, July 26, 2014. They are scheduled to take the stage at approximately 8:30pmCT.

Original band members include Jerry Pyles, bass guitar-vocals, Tony Loy, lead guitar-vocals, Mark Pyles, rhythm guitar-vocals, with newer members, Darren Smith, keyboards, and Susan Rarey, drums. - Natalie Brooke Pyles

2014-07-25 03:45:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 25
Happy Anniversary, Travis and Amanda Miller (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Avalee Huddleston (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Dean "Deana" Partin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Beard (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carlett Adalyn Raenell Gomez (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Tooley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elijah Mann (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gretchen Emery Miles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnny Morgan (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kamden Snow (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsay Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Estes (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Lynn Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sawyer Nelson Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelbi Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Bright | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Bug Knight (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Norma Ann Cissell, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lynda Gorin Lobb, Green Co., KY (1936-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Claycomb, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frederick Thomas Burton, Cincinnati, OH (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Brett "Chaz" Hayden, Jr., Campbellsville, KY, (April 5, 2012-July 22, 2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jay B. Curtis, Columbia, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmie) Dotson, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Cowan, Adair Co., KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Levie Keltner, Adair County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Newton, Taylor County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darlene Warren, 66, Taylor County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Willoughby | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Wendell Caddell, Liberty, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lynn Taylor Blakeman, 83, Green County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Parrott, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Polston, 70, Russell County, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Floyd Grider, Jr., 56, Casey County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, July 25, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTAdair Co. Farmers Market, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY 6am-10amCT
Who's Here, What They Have | (ID:29396, Comment)
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:29041, 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. 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. No (0) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two (2) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Nine (9) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:29394, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29075, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29108, Comment)
ADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:29146, Comment)
5:30pmCTVacation Bible School nightly, 5:30pm-8pmCT, July 22-25, 2014
Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:29256, 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:29342, Comment)
Gradyville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29365, Comment)
6:30pmCTMike Branson will give testimony at Victory A.D.O.
Victory Community Church, 107 N Reed Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:29389, Comment)


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