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New Cabin Creek Bridge on Old Montpelier Road opened today

CJE, District 3 Magistrate host pre-opening dinner on the bridge to honor Adair County Road Department, who built the bridge in-house. The bridge was the 20th in the administration of Judge Melton, 3rd County Bridge in Magistrate Baker's Third District. A district-by-district list is included below, along with the dinners menu. Joe and Ada Coffey are first to cross the span after its official opening to the public

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By Ed Waggener

The Bridge over Cabin Creek on Old Montpelier Road, opened today, Thursday, July 31, 2014, is the 20th new bridge built as part of the Adair County Road system. in the Administration of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton.

A picnic cookout buffett was spread for the men of the Adair County Road Department honoring their work. This meal has become a tradition, with a table set to honor them before each new span is open to the public.

The weather was perfect, with a slight breeze providing an early fall feel, for the occasion. A few short remarks were made by Magistrate Sammy Baker, then the gather turned to enjoying what may have been the best meal, served in the most beautiful setting for the occasion, in all of Adair County today.

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2014-07-31 18:03:39 | Comments | Printable version

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Joe & Ada Coffey first to cross span after official opening

2014-07-31 - Old Montpelier Road, District 3, Adair C - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Joe & Ada Troutman Coffey were accorded the honor of being the first to officially cross the new Cabin Creek Bridge, and did it in style in their Kawasaki Ranger. Growing up, they lived on opposite sides of Cabin Creek. Above they are momentarily head toward KY 92 at Pleasant Hill, the route to the Troutman family home at Joppa. After the ceremonial crossing, they returned in the opposite direction to the beautiful farm they shared on Old Montpelier near Acree Road. The photo was taken just after noon, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Shame on person who trashed Burkesville Road

Litter strewn from bridge over Petty's Fork all the way up through Grider Hill Pass

By Victoria Pike

This afternoon I was amazed at the mess of papers someone dumped or lost out on Burkesville Road just before you get to Walmart. Now SHAME ON YOU. Stuff that dated back to the 1960s with school papers and notebook paper scattered all up the hill from the bridge.

Now if you were hauling it to the transfer station, you had to see what you lost on the way back.

This is a black eye on our community and we all would appreciate it if you lost this stuff, please come pick it up.

Again, Shame on you. - Victoria Pike

2014-07-31 17:16:03 | Comments | Printable version

Sheriff Moss says it's hard to imagine anyone would stoop so low

Harrison Moss writes:
Our Veterans, past and present, have a special place in my heart because I realize the freedom we as Americans have due to the sacrifices made (and that are still being made). It is sad to think anyone would stoop that low. If anyone has any information to this or any other crime, please contact a Law Enforcement Agency. You can contact the Adair County Sheriff's Office and anonymously report criminal activity. We do not need your name, just the information you want to give us.

Thank You,
Sheriff Harrison Moss
Comments re photo 56086 Victim of an outrageous act of vandalism

2014-07-31 15:56:06 | Comments | Printable version

John Rodney Coffindaffer, Taylor County, KY (d. July 30, 2014)

He had lived in Campbellsville for several years after retiring from the Clarksburg, WV fire department. He was a member of Late Lodge #63, F & A M and the Scottish Rite. He loved running his beagles and enjoyed horses.
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John Rodney Coffindaffer, age 74, of Campbellsville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, in Elizabethtown, KY. A memorial service will be planned for a later date in West Virginia.

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2014-07-31 15:53:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Calls vandals cowardly dogs; asks them to bring stuff back

'A slap in the face of every veteran, living or dead' - DAVID UPCHURCH

David Upchurch writes:
As a veteran, I take this cowardly act personally not only because I have several friends who fell in war, but more so because my school days lifetime best friend died in the Viet Nam. This is slap in face of every veteran living or dead. Bring the stuff back you cowardly dogs . --David Upchurch
Comments re article 68819 Fallen Soldier vandalism a shame

2014-07-31 15:36:39 | Comments | Printable version

Where can donations be made to replace vandalized memorial?

Mary knight writes via CM to Joe Hare:
Joe-Where do we send contributions to cover the replacement/repair of the monument? Thanks, Dick and Mary Knight - Mary knight
Comments: On an outrageous case of vandalism

2014-07-31 15:32:13 | Comments | Printable version

Agrees: Vandalism is a disgrace

Wonders if same miscreants damaged buildings at the Fairground
Jennifer Carter writes:
I agree with Joe Hare it is a disgrace that people have no respect for others or their property. It is highly possible that the person (s) that took the statue also are responsible for the vandalism that has been happening at the fairgrounds for several months now. They damaged our stage background, wrote on the concrete, poles and tables. Tore down and stole a light on the pavilion and within the past two weeks someone damaged our bleachers. There is constant trash being left and items broken under the pavilion. We cannot stay on the grounds all hours of the day and night to watch the property we use for events for the public to enjoy. I hope the VFW finds their statue returned undamaged and the vandalism stops! Thanks - Jennifer Carter, Adair County Jaycee
Comments: On an outrageous case of vandalism

2014-07-31 14:23:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

O.B. Atchley, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)

Mr. Atchley was a member of White Oak Church, a farmer He was a Veteran of WW II, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of a highly regarded East Adair County, KY, family, the son of the late John Tyler & Nettie Jewell Grider Atchley. His wife, Bessie Conover Atchley, survives.
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O B Atchley age 87 years of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 2:35pmET, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, August 2, 2014 a 10amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Richie Curtis the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Freedom Cemetery, in East Adair County at 576 Freedom Church Road, Russell Springs, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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2014-07-31 13:43:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fallen Soldier vandalism: A shame

Roy Rademacher writes:
Its a shame we have someone so disrespectful among us --Roy Rademacher
Comments re article 68815 Comments On an outrageous case of vandalism

2014-07-31 13:30:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Comment on Fallen Soldier vandalism: It's disgusting

Ralph Waggener writes:
Joe, this vandalism is happening on Wain Street and Oak Street and all over. Take a look at the trash on our streets. Sort of stupid stuff going on, but to disrespect a Vetís Monument is just that, Sick! Thanks for publishing this disgusting problem. -Ralph Roy Waggener
Comments: On an outrageous case of vandalism letter from Joe Hare

2014-07-31 13:25:55 | Comments | Printable version

Kelli Bonifer: Make your own salsa

Tomatoes are plentiful now. One great value-added table tomato product, salsa can be made for immediate use, or to preserve for later use. To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced by bacteria in the canned food.
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By Kelli Bonifer

Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.

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2014-07-31 10:38:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Comments: On an outrageous case of vandalism

'This cross was there to honor the men and women that have given their lives so that these punk/punks can run around free.' - JOE HARE
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By Joe Hare

Our soldiers cross was stolen from the War Memorial at the entrance to the Fairgrounds last night. This cross was there to honor the men and women that have given their lives so that these punk/punks can run around free. It is a disgrace to the whole community that we have people that have no more respect for our home that this.

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2014-07-31 10:12:44 | Comments | Printable version

Morris Dennis Price, Green County, KY (1923-2014)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Aetna Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired School Bus Driver for the Green County Board of Education. He was a 60 year member of the William B. Allen Masonic Lodge in Summersville, KY. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during World War II. He was a native of Green County, KY, the son of the late Emmit Lee Price and Velma Agnes Clark Price.He was the widower of Ruth Bale Price. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Mr. Morris Dennis Price, departed this life Tuesday July 29, 2014 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY, at 6pmCT, Friday, August 1, 2014, with Rev. Robert Adkins officiating. Visitation will be after 12pm noon CTm Friday, August 1, 2014. Interment will be in Aetna Grove Cemetery in Green County, KY.

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2014-07-31 09:50:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Democratic Women's Club to meet to plan Fall Rally strategy

Adair County Democratic Women's Club ladies always play a big part in Fall Rally

By Victoria Pike

The Adair County Democratic Women's Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, August 4, 2014, at 6pmCT, in the basement of the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. All those interested in the upcoming election season are invited to attend. Our ladies always play a big part in the fall rally during our county elections. The ladies as well as the Adair County Democrat Executive Committee work together to put on this event each four years for our candidates on the fall ballot in Adair County. Contact: Vicky Pike at 384-3348 or Cynthia Rowe at 384-5431. --Victoria Pike

2014-07-31 09:36:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

CAUD offices will close noon hour Friday to honor J.T. Stearns

Honoring 27 years of service to utilities

Columbia/Adair Utilities District, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY will close Friday, August 1, 2014 from 12pm noon CT to 1pmCT. J. T. Stearns will be retiring after 27 years of dedicated service to the utilities of Adair County. We plan a luncheon in his honor at this time. - Jennifer Carter, Office Manager

2014-07-31 09:07:18 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Marshburn: Pro & Con

Charles Marshburn writes: Some of those buildings downtown look like they haven't been painted since Jesse James robbed the paint store (or was it the bank?)! Then again, I've heard that the worst thing you can do to the value of an antique is to refinish it. - Charles Marshburn

2014-07-31 07:54:56 | Comments | Printable version

Sue Stivers Commentary: Thoughts are the Seeds Of Reality

What we think about our community is what we will become. Sue Stivers sites just a few of the positive attributes and plans for Columbia/Adair County: More people moving here. Increased interest in agriculture brought by farmers markets. Expanded vision of many clubs and organizations. Churches to serve those of all faiths. Lindsey Wilson College and its students. New educational opportunities and pathways. The Trail Town Initiative. This, she says, is just a small part of what is going on here. She invites readers make their own list of what's right and Think Positive about Columbia-Adair County.
See this and more of Chamber Insights - July 2014

By Sue C. Stivers

I tell youth that what they think about is what they will become. I really believed it and still do.

I believe the same thing about our Community and County. If we tell ourselves we are second rate, or we can't do or have so and so, we are. If we collectively believe we have the world by the tail, we do. If you believe everything you read or hear on the street that is negative about Columbia and Adair County, we're doomed.

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2014-07-31 05:25:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Today, THURSDAY with CM, July 31, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 31, 2014:
Don't bore another
with too much of own affairs,
not enough of theirs.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 31 July 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1052

2014-07-31 04:49:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 31
Happy Anniversary, Pen and Amy Waggener (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stacy and Zack Giles (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Gribbins (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Kelley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carrie McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Roution | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Vance | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davaa Dorjsuren | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Belden (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin England (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Georgia Hatfield and Nadine Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Marshall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Smith (July 31, 1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Wade Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Micah Abbott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Burns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Ramage | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Carter Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diana Elizabeth Lemmon, Adair Co., KY
(July 31, 1951 - September 7, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Snow Lloyd , Russell Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Huey Lee York, Somerset, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Regina Pearl Melton Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Lou Walters, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Coe, Jr., 84, Russell County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis (Tater) Pyles, Columbia, KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flonnie Mae Melson, 73, Rusell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Dennis Price, Green County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine Giles, Adair County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Cox, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Paul Asa, Taylor County, KY (1931-2015). | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Patty Jean (Pat) Brown Wilson, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Hall Maddox, Green County KY, (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Hatfield, 92, Adair Co., KY, (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Bell Corbin Parrish, Magnolia, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Monroe Stovall, 82, Metcalfe Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Floyd, 71,Casey Co., KY native (1945-2017)

| (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daniel Francis Brucker, 69, Casey Co., KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry Junior Cox, 66, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances DeSpain Grimsley, Green County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis "Tater" Pyles 7/31/13 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Neat, (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, Lilith & Kaylie Meyer, stillborn twins, Adair Co., KY (31 Jul 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 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:29047, 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. Seven (7) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-seven (27) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) 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. Five (5) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:29455, Comment)
9:00amCTACMS site council will discuss hiring for teaching vacancies Adair Co. Middle School, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:29437, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Tommy Daffron, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2014) | (ID:29438, Comment)
11:30amCTWRH Women's Health Grand Opening | (ID:29411, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29082, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29114, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County Republican Party meets July 31, 2104
Adair Annex basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:29360, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:29168, Comment)
Vacation Bible School 6:30pm-8:30pmCT, July 28-Aug. 1, 2014
Southside Church of Christ, 24 Burnett Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29429, Comment)


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