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Jon Halsey on Somerset Mayor's statement on city gas sales

Comments re: JIM: Why's natural gas sales great, gasoline sales Socialism?

By Jon Halsey
Personal commentary

The mayor's remarks are typical of politicians rhetoric.

I would ask just how many Natural Gas utilities were in operation in Somerset when the City opted to go into the Natural Gas business.


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2014-08-03 18:09:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

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Scenic Kentucky: Fishing on Lake Shelby



2014-08-03 - Shelby County, KY - Photo by Pen. Evan Waggener mans the paddle and navigation duties while Graham Waggener works to ready a fishing rod on a recent outing on Lake Shelby. Evan and Graham are the grandsons of Ed and Linda Waggener of Columbia.
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Driver transported to Flaget after collision near Willisburg, KY

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

SPRINGFIELD, KY - Sgt. Fred Cornett is investigating a collision that occurred today, Sunday, August 2, 2014, at 12:10pmET on Chaplin Road, 3 miles west of Willisburg. 19-year-old Tara Settles, of Springfield, was traveling west on Chaplin Rad when she dropped off the roadway and struck a tree. Settles was not belted and was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown where she was treated and released.

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.


2014-08-03 17:55:49 | Comments | Printable version

Preliminary autopsy finds body found in car was male

Next previous story: KSP investigating mystery of car fire, body inside vehicle

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

SPRINGFIELD, KY - The preliminary autopsy result revealed that the body found in the vehicle was a male but the cause of death and identity of the male are still to be determined. The autopsy was performed at the State Medical Examiner's office in Louisville. No additional details are being released regarding the ongoing investigation.

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.


2014-08-03 17:51:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Inas L. Clements, Liberty, KY (1930-2014)

She was a homemaker and member of the Gum Lick Christian Church. She was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Clay and Louetta Morgan Thompson and the widow of Garnett Clements. She leaves 27 direct living descendants
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Inas L. Clements of Liberty, KY passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was 84.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jim Brown officiating. Visitation is Monday, August 4, 2014 from 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


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2014-08-03 15:10:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP investigating Casey County death

Investigation indicates that deceased was carrying a potted marijuana plant and a knife, and tripped while crossing fence, with a resulting stab in the chest. Autopsy to be performed. No foul play is suspected.

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

LIBERTY, KY - Detective B.J. Burton is investigating the death of 40-year-old Barry R. Wilson, of Liberty, KY. On Saturday, August 2, 2014, at approximately 6:10pmET, Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch in reference to a deceased male who was found in the yard of his residence on KY 501 south.


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2014-08-03 14:56:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Jerry A. Reeder, 69, Russell Co., KY (1944-2014)

He was a Sewer Department Superintendent. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Willie & Josephine Reeder. His wife, Louise Popplewell Reeder, survives. He leaves eight direct living descendants.
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Jerry A. Reeder, Dutton Circle, Jamestown, KY, died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Russell County Hospital, Jamestown, KY.

The funeral service will be at 11amCT, Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Monday, August 4, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reeder Cemetery, Jamestown, KY.


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2014-08-03 12:02:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Driver faces numerous charges after near head on collison

Incident occurs early Sunday morning on MLK Boulevard. Driver arrested after brief chase; and now faces numerous charges. He was lodged in Taylor Detention Center.

From Campbellsville Police Department

On Sunday, August 3, 2014, at approximately 1:10amET, Officer Jacob Hedgespeth attempted to stop a vehicle which had almost struck him head on. The vehicle failed to comply with Officer Hedgespeth's emergency equipmen and would not stop.


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2014-08-03 09:18:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

JIM: Why's natural gas sales great, gasoline sales Socialism?

Jim writes:
In regard to Somerset selling gasoline, Mayor Eddie Girdler deftly handled the charges of socialism (and by implication, other "isms" used in the pejorative) in a comment found in the July 20, 2014 Somerset, KY.
City Pumps Open to Eager Public --Jim
Comments re article 68864 Ed Pipalski Gives his opinion of Somerset city gas sales


2014-08-03 07:40:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Andrew (Andy) B. Buck, 36, Breeding, KY (1978-2014)

He was of the Lutheran faith and a millwright worker. He was a native of Anderson, IN, and a resident of the Breeding community at the time of his death. He was the son of Terry Gene Buck and the late Lisa Ann Shanley Buck. His wife, Shannon Thrasher Buck, survives. He leaves many relatives in the Breeding area and elsewhere in South Central Kentucky as well as Tennessee, and Indiana.
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Andrew "Andy" B. Buck age 36 years of Breeding, KY passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11pmCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

Funeral service Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Interment in Fudge Cemetery, 847 Independent Ridge Road, Breeding, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Monday, August 4, 2014.


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2014-08-03 07:21:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ed Pipalski: Price objectors could open own gas stations

Comments re article 68866 John Ford Offers own solution to problem of high gas prices

By Ed Pipalski
Personal commentary

Well sir, perhaps you could raise the capital to open your own low price fuel station! Of course that requires hard work, determination and true costs pricing.


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2014-08-03 06:45:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Carol Perkins: Confessions and thoughts of a watcher

Fear, rather than age, she admits, holds her back from sports and dangerous activities. Wasn't athleticism - she admits she could jump a mean rope. It's a lifelong thing, she said, 'I was a chicken at fourteen when my friends were riding the Wild Mouse at Beech Bend and I was trying to hide behind my cotton candy. I can still taste the fear as we eased up the loop and dropped off one and twisted around another one. I think I have lingering psychological effects from riding that thing.'
Next earlier Carol Perkins column: Child Psychology, from grand's point of view. Posted July 27, 2014

By Carol Perkins

When it comes to sports or dangerous activities, I'm a watcher. I certainly am not a doer. I barely could play hopscotch or croquet, but I will confess I could jump a mean rope. I am also a watcher when it comes to daring things, although I did parasail one time. I watch baseball players slide into home plate and wonder how they get up. I watch football players come head to head and knee to knee with huge players and wonder how they keep from freezing in fear.


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2014-08-03 06:26:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Brad Byington offers his way to bring down gas prices

Brad Byington writes:
I am not in favor of any level of government doing business to save money or make money. You want to bring down prices, pick a station, with the cooperation of all the community, and boycott that station. No sales for specific time. And pick another station, do it again. Get the word out, tell everyone, put up signs, make a picket. Do this to all the places that sell gas and convenience items one at a time. They will lower it, and everyone will still have fuel. - Brad Byington
Comments re article 68851 Tired of higher gasoline prices here She buys out of town


2014-08-03 06:10:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Link/Politico: Some interesting coverage, Fancy Farm

We haven't heard more from the Porter Stotts, Adair Countian at Fancy Farm since he landed there Friday, but there are a number of interesting accounts of exchange between Senator Mitch McConnell and his challenger, Alison Lundergan Grime, at Fancy Farm red meat: The choice cuts.

The site also has coverage of Senator Rand Paul's appearance at Fancy Farm and his poetry - not up to Billy Joe Fudge quality, but a decent enough limerick, after all. It's at Poetic Paul rhymes at Grimes.

Fossicking around on Politico, there is one story with a paragraph about Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer's announcement that he is running for governor and in the same story mention that Matt Biven is also a potential candidate for the state's top job.

We do expect that Porter Stotts will have the best take on the event, to make a long story short, though Politico beat him to the punch with a mention of Governor Beshear's selfie with Senator Mitch McConnell and his quip. - EW


2014-08-03 06:00:06 | Comments | Printable version

Formation & early activities of Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Reeves Kerbow was first President of Chamber of Commerce; George Jr. Staples first chair of the membership committee. New civic club tackled getting a better entrance to the City Dump, a cleanup day for Columbia, and was a prime mover in the established of Streeval Field, to be run by the Columbia Flying Service, which served the world as well as the two locally owned airplanes, one owned outright by Dr. H.C. Randall, the other by J.L. Vaughn, Jr., David Heskamp, and William Cheatham. And in those early months after its establishment, people of foresight realized the impact of the renewal of construction of Wolf Creek Dam would have on Columbia, and formed a committee to compile a list of Columbia housing available for workers once work began anew on the dam.
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By JIM

"The Chamber of Commerce is a civic organization formed to promote industry in the community, civic pride and all worthwhile projects which will add to the growth of the town and county."-- Adair County News, April 25, 1945.

On the evening of Tuesday, April 10, 1945, a small group of businessmen -- enterprising citizens, the News called them -- met at the New Adair Hotel to start a local Chamber of Commerce. The April 11th edition of the paper noted, "The matter had been discussed previously by local business men and so much interest was manifested in the project that it was decided to formally organize."


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2014-08-03 05:12:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Happy Tail: Sydney, the best dog

Sydney was saved from euthanization by a 'humane' shelter in Connecticut because it behaviorist said there was something she didn't like about the dog. For Peg Schaeffer he's turned out to as 'close to perfect a dog you could ask for.' Now totally blind and deaf, he still makes the best of things. There's a lot to learn from Sydney.
The next earlier Peg Schaeffer column - Happy Tail - Precious, the precosish cat Posted July 27, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer

In the fall of 2002 while I was still in Connecticut, I received a phone call from a shelter in Newington about an Australian Cattle Dog to rescue. Even back then they were going down South to save dogs from kill shelters and would bring them up North to find homes for them. They had a Red Merle male that had come from the "Dog Zoo", as they called it, in Georgia. Joanne, the animal behaviorist, told me there was something she didn't like about this dog and that if I didn't take him he would be euthanized. Those are the magic words. The next day I drove to Newington to see the dog.


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2014-08-03 04:27:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Today, SUNDAY with CM, August 3, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 3, 2014 :
Ultimate excuse:
inclination bolstered by
predestination.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 3 August 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1055

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, August 3, 2014, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

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2014-08-03 03:30:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tom Chaney: There Is No God and We Are His Prophets

Of Writers And Their Books: "There Is No God and We Are His Prophets." Tom reports on Cormac McCarthy's depiction of apocalyptic despair in a style as spare as the bleakness of the dimming world. This column first appeared 2 August 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Early Visitors to the Horse Cave

By Tom Chaney

"There Is No God and We Are His Prophets"

In The Road by Cormac McCarthy [Vintage, 2006] a son and his father inhabit a world in "which there is no 'later', this is later." The landscape is desolate and corpse-strewn.

There is no sun. There is dust and haze.


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2014-08-03 03:27:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Psychics: are they for real?

Psychics: are they for real? Chuck says his finding of his Mom's lost ring seemed to confirm the psychic's prediction.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Lost: Middle C

By Chuck Hinman

Psychics: are they for real?

During the 1930's Mom discovered she had lost her diamond engagement ring. She searched high and low but to no avail.


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2014-08-03 03:25:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 3
Princess Jessica Foster, Taylor Co., KY (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Aniversary, Daniel and Margie Davis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary to Gene & LaVerne Jessee (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bradley and Stacy Miller (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richie and Sandy Janes (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bertha Feese Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bertha Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Craig Byrd (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Hixson (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Aaron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Evan Darnell (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy BIrthday, Jessica Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jodi Cope | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jodi Momanyi | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey Burriss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Darnell & son, Evan Wesley Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mindy Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pauline Rodgers (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Skains | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tara Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam Mary Welch Miller Pickett, 83, Columbia, KY (November 4, 1925 - August 3, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam Miss Loneta Sublett (June 19, 1926 - August 3, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Wesley Wright, Green County, KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Loveless, Russell Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oreta Whitlock Morris, Adair Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Mae Davis Rayburn, Waddy, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Jewell Pickett, Metcalfe Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald S. Murphy, Casey County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Evelyn Chelf, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmy Cochran, Casey County, KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reba F. Franklin, 74, Russell County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Harmon Kinnett (1956-1976) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, August 3, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTIt's NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK, August 3-9, 2014 | (ID:29647, Comment)
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:29629, Comment)
9:30amCTBearwallow Homecoming is Sunday, August 3, 2014
Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 9020 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29419, Comment)
11:00amCTBlakey Quartet at Milltown United Methodist Church
3262 Milltown Church Road, in Adair Co. on the hill above Milltown, Columbia, KY | (ID:29435, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29505, 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:28994, Comment)
Chimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29542, Comment)
6:00pmCTMasters 4 will sing/Russell County Sunday Night Singing
Coffey’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 3991 S Hwy 76, Eli, KY | (ID:29327, Comment)
Misty Valley at Tabor / Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing
Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY | (ID:29425, Comment)

 





















 
 
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