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Joyce Coomer: On driving Bypass/Highway 55 South intersection

One can never be too careful while driving, and should always be aware of their surroundings. There is no such thing as a dangerous road, only inattentive, negligent and scheming drivers for which responsible drivers must constantly be on the lookout. - JOYCE M. COOMER

By Joyce M. Coomer
Personal Commentary

I have had a few near misses at this intersection, mostly people pulling out into my lane of traffic then slowing down, and have seen more than one driver sail all the way across Highway 55 from the bypass to the road leading to IMO (I don't know the correct name of that road) and also going the other direction, without stopping at the end of those roads and without even slowing down. Since I drive this road daily, to and from work, I always approach this area with caution, keeping a close watch on the intersection to see if there are any vehicles present and how they are traveling.

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Life in the Holler: It rained

2014-08-09 - The Holler, Old Clearsprings Road, Ozark, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
Yep, it rained a little today . . . well okay - A TON! - Shamarie Claiborne

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Citizen Traffic Alert: Heads up on West 80 travel

Brad Byington writes:

Heads up for anyone traveling west on 80. Last Saturday we were in Gradyville and didn't notice, but last nite they had flaggers and were chipping/roughing up the surface and hauling off the chips of blacktop. We went almost to Adair/Metcalfe co. line and it was still that way. - Brad Byington

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George's Two-Wheeled Best Friend

Because they are Christians, they forgive the thief

By Sheila Johnson

To the thief who stole my husband's beloved little scooter:

Sometime either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning hours someone took it upon themselves to steal my husband's beloved little scooter right in front of our home.

You are brave to steal right out from underneath our noses.

You had no idea how much that little scooter meant to George. He had wanted one for over a year now and I refused for him to buy one. I made him save his change and any extra money we had at the end of the month until he had enough to buy it.

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Bro. Billy Wilson will be preaching at Flatwoods SBC

Bro. Billy Wilson will be preaching at 11amCT at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, Ky. 42728 Sunday August 10, 2014. Sunday School starts at 10amCT with worship service. Everyone welcome to come join us. Contact: Todd Corbin at or call 270-789-3905. --Todd Corbin

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Adair Co. Fiscal Court Agenda, Reg. Meeting, August 12, 2014

AGENDA Regular Meeting -Adair County Fiscal Court
7pmCT, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Adair Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

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Farmer's Mkt on the Square: Know Before You Go, Aug. 9, 2014

OPEN TODAY! Saturday, August 9, 2014. The Farmer's Market on the Square is open every Saturday from 8am-1pmCT, at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

News compiled by Ed Waggener
for from submissions

This week crops are really coming in. Here's the Know Before You Go List, with those the inventories for those who have reported to CM posted on the front page. Remember, this is a Farmers Market. So come in early. The vendors sometimes have limited supplies and not all items will be available later in the day - after all, their aim is to sell out as soon as possible. When there is threatening weather, vendors make sensible decisions on whether to stay or not.
  1. Danny and Debbie Burris of D&D Longview Angus 270-250-3701 - We will have the following: Green Beans (Half Runners, Brown Stick Beans, and Missouri Wonder Pole), Tomatoes (Red, Pink, Yellow, And Green), Mini Tomatoes (Red, Orange, And Yellow), Green Peppers, Banana Peppers, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Pickling Cucumbers, And Cantaloupe. Hope to see you here! Debbie and Danny
  2. Barbara Armitage of Tuckerís Station Farms 270-250-2979 - Carrot Cake, Summer Harvest Cake, Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Sweet Onion Bread and other Fresh baked artisan Breads. Homemade Blackberry Jams and Salsas. Purple Hull Peas, Tomatoes, Jade Green Beans, Cucumbers, English (Burpless) Cucumbers, Sweet Banana Peppers, Chili Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers. We are always sampling! - Barbara Armitage
  3. Terry Huff of Heavenly Homestead Cheese 270-250-2979 - Hand crafted whole milk natural cheeses. Cheddar, Smokehouse Cheddar, Parmesan, Colby, Monterey Jack, Garlic and Herb, Tomato Basil, Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Havarti, Pepper Jack.
  4. Donna Jones of Big Black Dog Farm 270-634-2125 Big Black Dog Farm will have lots of tomatoes great for canning; okra eggplant cucumbers sweet and hot banana peppers and cantalope.Have some new quilts and as also different sizes of Kentucky Honey. - Donna Jones
  5. Lisa and Jason Blackaby of Blackaby Hill Farm 270-535-5396 - Blackaby Hill Farm will have 1/2 dozen duck eggs this morning; better hurry they won't be around for long. Red Wattle Pork Boston Butt Roasts and Mexican Chirizo Sausage, and Pasture Raised Whole Chickens.
  6. Caitlin Helm of Lonely Acre Farm 270-378-0576 - Friendship Bread. Orange Juice Bread. Summer Squash Bread. Lemon Bread. Banana Bread. Sourdough Bread. Cranberry Carrot Cake. Blueberry Muffins. Dried Tomato on Basil Focacia. Purple Basil, Spicy Basil, Sage, Oregano, Parsley. Caitlin Helm
  7. Darrell Bunnell of Coview Farm 270-384-5412 Peaches & Cream Sweet Corn. Green Bell Peppers. Slicing Cucumbers. Yellow Squash. Roma Tomatoes. Green Tomatoes for Fried Green Tomatoes. Red Slicing Tomatoes. Yellow Tomatoes. Mister Stripey Tomatoes. Yellow Sweet Onions. White Onions. Okra. Sweet Banana Peppers. Jalapeno Peppers. Hot Banana Peppers. Basil. Red Potatoes. White Potatoes. Eggplant. Crimson Sweet Watermelons.
  8. Mike and Renea Watson of Watson Publications, 202 Moreland Avenue, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1836. Phone 502-545-0525. email: - Here with his latest books: 1) THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS, 1902, Abstracts of Historical, Genealogical and General Interest. Contains notices of births, deaths, marriages, businesses, incidents, etc. 73 pages plus introduction and index. $20.00. And 2) THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS, 1905, Abstracts of Historical, Genealogical and General Interest. Contains notices of births, deaths, marriages, businesses, incidents, etc. 110 pages plus introduction and index. $20.00.Plus, one each of practically all his extensive listings.
  9. Sandy Everts of S.T.E. Designs - 270-404-1793 - New bracelets, necklaces and headbands this week. I have the Farmer's Market theme colors in necklaces and bracelets this week. - Sandy Everts
  10. Chris Anderson, Sweet Bee, from the every edge of Taylor County - 270-634-1544Chris Anderson will be at the market selling Mayfield ice cream making him available to sing some folk tunes. He's determined that he can get some licks in between the rain drops sometime in the market hours of 8amCT and 1pmCT at the Saturday, August 9, 2014, FM2.
  11. Jay Cox of A&J BBQ 270-634-1627 - Country Ham Sandwiches and BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches. - Maybe Pork Shoulder. - Jason Cox
  12. Jeff Scott of Scott's Orchards, Antioch, KY Lots of Galas, Sweet Eating and Cooking Apple. and Ginger Golds.Firm, spicy apple which eats good and it makes a great cooking apple. Fry some and make a big batch of hot biscuit and country ham and it'll make a fat boy grin from ear to ear! Come on down early, the market is already getting busy with lots of people! Jeff Scott
The following vendors have indicated they will be at the Saturday, August 9, 2014 FM2. Their inventories will be listed above, as received this morning:

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Today, SATURDAY with CM, August 9 , 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 9, 2014:
Whatever it lacks,
the place where love is waiting
recharges the heart.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 9 August 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1061

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Friends in Jesus at Tabor, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Adair County Sunday Night singing

Friends in Jesus will be singing at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY, Sunday August 10, 2014 at 6pmCT. Pastor Ralph Hadley and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Patricia Hadley

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Let us know thoughts if you've watched Walkable City

Walkable City program would change Downtown for the better for all Downtown Businesses - making them shoppable destinations. Downtown Streets should not be a bypass to bypass the Bypass as it is now for so many semi's and private vehicles which are barrelling through to the bypass or another side of town. -EW
Video: Walkable Cities

The economic impact of Walkable Cities, and especially the improvement in viability for downtown business, is a major purpose of slowing traffic, bringing back onstreet parking, and having fewer traffic lanes on downtown streets. When making comments on Downtown Traffic, readers are welcome to mention that they have watched Jeff Speck's You Tube Video. Many of the fixes to calm traffic are simple: Broader and more pavement striping, raised and fixed planting beds, in addition to reducing the number of traffic lanes - in other words, making downtown a destination, not a bypass to bypass the bypass, as it is now for much of the unwanted through vehicles.

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 9
Happy Anniversary, Dan and Marty Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Harmon and Nancy Parnell (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Felicia VanArsdale (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Reed (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Murphy (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Goodson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dawn Reliford (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wilburn Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhtday, Sandra Gosser Lawhorn (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, D. W. Crawley, Jr., Taylor County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Russell, Adair Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis Adams, 89, former resident of Columbia, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maedell Whitlock, Adair Co., KY native (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Bradley Thompson Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leslie (Bill) Ray, Green Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Ruth Lawhorn, Russell Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Curtis Williams, Russell Co., KY(1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Hughes, 92, Flatwoods community (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Vibbert, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle J. Decker, 100 years, Jabez, KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna C. Johnson, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Webb, 58, Kettle, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell King, 78, Liberty, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beula Nell Pickett Jewell, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Wheatley Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ledie Royce Babbitt, 71, Green County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Delaine Corbin (Aug. 9, 1939-July 2, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 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:29651, 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:29469, Comment)
8:00amCTDiamond Showdown/10 under baseball tournament.
American Legion Park, 725 W Broadway Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 | (ID:29370, Comment)
Farmer's Market on the Square: Open 8am-1pmCT Saturdays
at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
Farmers Market on the Square: Know Before You Go, August 9, 2014
Who's here, what they have to offer
(Sponsored) | (ID:29605, Comment)
8:30amCTEgypt Christian Church Men's Prayer Breakfast / Men of all ages welcome Patty's Liberty Road General Store & Deli, 5097 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:29693, Comment)
9:30amCTEdmonton, KY, artist Steve Scherer / 9:30am-2:30pmCT/10:30am-3:30pmET
Kentucky Artisan Center, 975 Walnut Meadow Road, just off Interstate 75 at exit 77, Berea, KY | (ID:29682, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mrs. Ila J. Judd, Greensburg, KY (1920-2014) | (ID:29709, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia Christian Church, for Flossie Walkup, Adair County, KY (1926-2014) | (ID:29675, Comment)
NoonCTU.S. 127 Yard Sale Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 7-10, 2014 | (ID:27890, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29511, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Viola S. May, Casey Co., KY (1921-2014) | (ID:29695, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Clementsville, KY, for Mary F. Meloney , Casey County, KY (1925-2014) | (ID:29700, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29548, Comment)


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