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Vicky Pike offers to help others with fashion coordination

Comments re photo 56247 Only one in fashion if AC Fiscal Court had been held in Spain

By Victoria Pike

Glad CM approves of my buddy's fashion footwear.

Anyone else needing fashion advice please contact me asap.


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2014-08-13 19:05:47 | Comments | Printable version

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ATS rolls out new Ford Transit Connect wheelchair van



2014-08-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Rob Wilkerson.
The guys at ATS
just finishing the all new Ford Transit Connect wheelchair van. It has been a three month process building this first prototype unit. Pictured are Joe Brann, Ken Wilkerson, Billy Jessie, and Jordan Knifley.

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Ralph Wayne Holt, Russell County, KY (1937-2014)

He was a retired millworker. He was a member of the Word Church of God in Russell Springs. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed being with children, and loved and adored his two dogs, Bear and Lightning. He was a native of Casey County, where he will be laid to rest, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Woodrow and Della Lawhorn Holt. He leaves 18 direct living descendants.
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Ralph Wayne Holt, 77, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, August 16, 2014, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Herl Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the South Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10amCT/11amET, until time of services on Saturday.


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2014-08-13 17:41:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CU removes itself from KY Baptist Convention covenant

University foregoes Kentucky Baptist Convention cooperative program financial allocation in step toward autonomy. Campbellsville University will now choose board of trustees on its own. Board Chairman says, 'The time has come for us to reaffirm Campbellsville University's historic nature as a Christ-centered institution of higher learning with a strong Baptist affiliation and identity.' Campbellsville University and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders will work out new partnership agreement on shared ministry and mission ventures for the future
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From Campbellsville University
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. - Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.


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2014-08-13 17:01:27 | Comments | Printable version

Milltown building: Heard, anecdotally, it was old barbershop

Comments about Scenic Adair Co., KY: A place of great beauty in Old Milltown

By Former Milltown resident

I lived in Milltown three years and asked lots of questions regarding its history.

I was told anecdotally by a wise source this is the old barbershop.


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2014-08-13 15:29:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Adair Co. Fiscal Court Report, Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In last night's Adair Fiscal Court:
  • L. Hancock Bridge will stay open, but with load limit, warning signs, monthly monitoring
  • Jobe Darnell issues road report
  • Court approves sole bid for boom mower
  • Employees gets small raise; clerk's office, sheriff's office staffs get $25 month raise
  • Jail surplus sale approved
  • Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department gets $2,500 insurance stipend
  • Electrical inspector rates approved, second reading
  • Columbia/Adair County Human Rights ordinance approved unanimously
  • Gaddie Shamrock awarded chip and seal, blacktopping contract
  • Treasurer reports balance, gets pre-approval for fund transfers
  • Three part time employees added to 911 staff
  • Sheriff Harrison Moss' report approved.
  • Court orders approved
  • County accepts Anderson Road deed; oks CJE to do necessary paperwork
  • Court accepts all recommendations in Reading of Roads
  • Judge Melton announces district by district Flex Fund costs, with benefits per mile in district
  • Judy Derman recognized for honor as Employee of the Month
  • Routine matters approved routinely

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By Ed Waggener

The L. Hancock Bridge in District 7 will stay open, but with load limit, warning signs, monthly monitoring. The matter was approved in the Tuesday, August 12, 2014, regular meeting of the Adair Fiscal Court.


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2014-08-13 15:20:02 | Comments | Printable version

Homecoming services August 24, 2014 at Russell Heights

Homecoming Services at Russell Heights Baptist Church, 19 N Bramblett Street, Columbia, KY, on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Bro. Ivan Vittitoe will be preaching at 10:30amCT. A fellowship meal will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend. - JANET A. HARMON

2014-08-13 13:26:09 | Comments | Printable version

Downtown Columbia now more inviting to picnickers, lounging

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By Ellen Zornes

New benches have been placed around the Square in Downtown Columbia today, along with picnic tables and benches in the Picnic by the Fountain Area.

Today, there were four benches and three tables installed. Both picnic tables are by the fountain. There are two benches at the Adair Annex, and a third bench is is in the Southeast corner of the Square by the First & Farmers Bank and the lavender building, where replacing the now long gone orphan bench there. They are already getting heavy use, and have made a really big change in already welcoming look of the Square around the Historic Adair County Courthouse. The benches were made possible through a grant from Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky to boost Columbia's image as a Trail Town USA community.


2014-08-13 12:10:07 | Comments | Printable version

Google Maps are Green River challenged all the way to Livermore, KY

Wayne Baxter writes:
The Google map makers seem to have problems with the Green River. The names "Rough River Lake" and "Rough River Dam State Park" should have given them a hint as to the name of the stream they were on. Yet Google says the water running through that dam is "Green River" and continues that mistake all the way Livermore KY, about 40 miles to the west (by land) where it runs into another, bigger Green River. - Wayne Baxter
Comments re article 69094 Billy Joe Fudge I now know how Columbus must have felt


2014-08-13 11:51:29 | Comments | Printable version

Ms. Nannie Parker Compton, Summersville (d. Aug. 12, 2014)

She was the matriarch of a very large, respected Green County, KY family. She leaves 79 direct living descendants.
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Ms. Nannie Jane Parker Compton, age 87 of Summersville, KY, passed away Monday at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services for Ms. Nannie Jane Parker Compton will be conducted 12pmCT Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Mt. Union Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery in Green County. The wake and visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Friday, August 15, 2014, and after 7 amCT, Saturday at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY.


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2014-08-13 11:24:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Agenda, CAUD Board for August 14, 2014 meeting

The Columbia Adair County Utilities District (CAUD) Board of Commissioners will hold its regular 2nd Thursday meeting at 6pmCT, Thursday, August 12, 2014, at the district's office at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY with the following agenda:
  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Approval of Bills
  4. Phase 14 (Downtown) Project
  5. Phase 15 (River Crossing) Project
  6. Phase 16 (EDA Sewer) Project
  7. Phase 17 (Sewer) Project
  8. Hwy 704 Low Pressure Discussion
  9. Sewer Report
  10. Water Report
  11. New Business
  12. Adjourn
COLUMBIA/ADAIR COUNTY UTILITIES BOARD (CAUD), Lenny Stone, Geneal Manager; meets at 6pmCT/7pmET, every second Thursday in the board room of the district at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. The Board includes Barry Stotts, Robert Flowers, Rudy Higginbotham, Tim Baker, and David Jones. The meetings are open to the public. - Jennifer Carter, Office manager


2014-08-13 11:20:44 | Comments | Printable version

Richard Warren Pollitt, 68, Green County, KY (d. March 31, 2014)

His wife, Helen Pollitt, survives. He leaves two direct and two step living descendants
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Richard Warren Pollitt, age 68, of Greensburg, KY, passed away March 31, 2013.

There will be a memorial service for Richard Warren Pollitt at 12pmCT/1pmET, Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, 2501 North Dixie Boulevard, Radcliff, Kentucky. Mr. Pollitt had donated his body to science and was cremated. There will be no services locally.


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2014-08-13 11:05:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Frank Dickerson: Headwaters of Green near Hall's Gap, KY

Frank Dickerson writes:
Headwaters of the Green River originates in Lincoln County KY, near the village of Hall's Gap. - Frank Dickerson
Comments re article 69099 In light of BJF revelation BJH asks Google Maps all washed up


2014-08-13 09:13:01 | Comments | Printable version

Russell Countian dies as result of crash on KY 910

Driver fails to negotiate curve, strikes tree. 26 year old passenger dies en route to Ephraim McDowell Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 49 year old passenger, mothe of deceased, taken to Somerset Hospital and transferred to UK Medical Center later. Driver airlifted to UK. KSP Tpr. Likens assisted by Dunnville and Evona Fire Departments, and Casey County Sheriff's Office
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY - Tpr. Adam Likens is investigating a collision that occurred on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at approximately 2:15amCT on KY 910, 10 miles south of Liberty. 31-year-old Joshua Hadley, of Liberty, KY was operating a 2006 Chevy 2-dr, traveling south on KY 910. Hadley failed to negotiate a curve, drove off of the roadway and struck a tree.


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2014-08-13 08:21:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Metcalfe Co., KY: Driver injured after van hit by wrecker hook

2014 Chevrolet Express van eastbound toward Edmonton, KY, on Glasgow Road, Metcalfe County, KY, hit by a hook from a wrecker which was loading a vehicle in a private drive. Driver of van transported to TJ Samson in Glasgow. Driver of tow vehicle not injured

By Tpr. Clint Walker
News from KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY

EDMONTON, KY - Trooper Logan Richardson is investigating an injury collision that occurred Tuesday afternoon, August 12, 2014, at approximately 1:52pmCT, 4 miles west of Edmonton on Glasgow Road.

Anthony Graham age 22 of Edmonton, KY, was traveling east on Glasgow Road in a 2014 Chevrolet Express van when his vehicle was struck by a hook from a wrecker that was loading a vehicle in a private drive.


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2014-08-13 07:57:20 | Comments | Printable version

Student led program live on local channel 2 at 8:30amCT

On Columbia local cable access Channel 2

By Alan W. Reed, Superintendent, Adair County Schools

I would like to let CM readers know that our opening day presentation for teachers and employees will be broadcast live beginning at 8:30amCT this morning, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, on Columbia local cable access Channel 2. For the first time in our district's history, the entire 1.5 hour event is entirely student led and will feature Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", the driving force in our Leader In Me initiative. I think CM readers will enjoy it, and teachers are in for quite a surprise as we depart from the typical professional approach to our opening day for employees.​

Alan W. Reed, Superintendent
Adair County Schools, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728


2014-08-13 07:28:38 | Comments | Printable version

MIKE WATSON; C/AC not left out of geographic irresponsibility

Watson cites another source of map-making crime, even on printed maps, of calling Pettit's Fork as known since pre-countyhood, Petty's Fork.

Mike Watson writes:
There is something to be said for the lack of accuracy of mapping in Adair County, and abroad, and Billy Joe has discovered that Columbia and the home country has not been left out of that geographic irresponsibility. Not a new phenomenon, but maps of all sorts certainly should be more accurate today than when our only reference points were "foot-to-the-sod" investigation by walking (or driving), or consulting printed maps.

One map making crime, of an equal seriousness, is the misnaming of some physical map points. This occasionally appears in official reports, etc. Such as calling Pettit's Fork, the name that dates to pre-countyhood, Petty's fork. Long ago proven erroneous, yet still bandied about like a poorly powered light saber. --Mike Watson
Comments re article 69094 Billy Joe Fudge I now know how Columbus must have felt


2014-08-13 06:51:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Tantus Tobacco, Inc. pays $750,000 in restitution, forfeitures

Russell Springs, Kentucky, business pays $750,000 in restitution and forfeitures for role in contraband cigarette trafficking
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From U.S. District Attorney's Office
United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY - Tantus Tobacco, LLC, a Russell Springs, Kentucky, company paid $750,000 in restitution and forfeitures this week, in U.S. District Court, after being sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., on a single charge of conspiracy to engage in contraband cigarette trafficking, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.


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2014-08-13 06:46:06 | Comments | Printable version

In light of BJF revelation, BJH asks: Google Maps all washed up?

Billy Joe Fudge, Your article, which states in part, "I now know how Columbus must have felt... I was just satisfying my addiction to maps and made an amazing discovery while perusing Adair County on Google maps. It seems, according to Google Maps, that Portland, Milltown and Columbia are located on and along the banks of Green River. It seems that Green River begins at the confluence of Russell Creek and Little Clifty Creek, just about a half mile North of the intersection of Freedom Church Road and Ivy Lane." -BJ HAGY

BJ Hagy writes:
The "Green River" I know in Adair County runs down past the Pellyton Community and on down past Neatsville on Highway 206. That "Green River" begins up around the Liberty, KY area in Casey County. (Kings Mountain, Lincoln County, pinpoints the rise of the Green better. - CM) Is there more than one river named the "Green River" in Adair County, or is Google Maps all washed-up? Billy Joe Hagy Formerly of Adair Co. --BJ Hagy
Comments re article 69094 Billy Joe Fudge I now know how Columbus must have felt


2014-08-13 06:27:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, August 13, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 13, 2014:
Reality firsts,
unwelcome, dully replace
our fantasized firsts.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 13 August 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1065

Reminders of Great Recent Reads we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, August 10, 2014, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting


2014-08-13 05:10:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 13
Happy Birthday, Ashley Daniel (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Burton (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clara Mae Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Devonna Vanarsdall McVay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dewey Rooks | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenda Evans | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenna Claywell (July 13, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Firquin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Helen Bennett (August 13, 1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Warren Hickerson | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henrietta Wilson, 85, Russell Co., KY (1925-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jinger Collette, 41, Taylor Co., KY (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Cottrell, SR.., Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Allen Simpson, Green Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cheyanne Elizabeth Barrows, Casey Co., KY (2010-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila Willis, Burkesville, KY (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Chewning Philpott, Adair Co. native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dean (George) Medaris, Russell Co., KY (1938-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Spears Anderson, Cumberland Co., KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Pelston, Adair Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal M. Clements, Dunnville, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amedeo Politano, Taylor Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Clements, Casey Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Lawson, Russell County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelma Mae Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Arnold Joseph Lee| (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Noah Lee Peavley, 79, Hustonville, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Brithday, Mattie Frances Romines Jessee (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, 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:29472, Comment)
Traffic/Construction: Avoid some Downtown Columbia Streets today:
Madison Alley, So. Reed Street, E. Fortune Street and Jefferson Alley | (ID:29749, Comment)
7:30amCTOpening Day for Adair Co. School employees.
Breakfast, cafeteria, followed by Leader in Me presentation, gymnasium
Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:29718, 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: One (1) Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighty-six (86) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Forty-four (44) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Three (3) 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. Eighteen (18) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred forty-two (142) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:29750, Comment)
8:30amCTStudent led program live on Columbia local channel 2 at 8:30amCT
For the first time in our district's history, the entire 1.5 hour event is entirely student-led and will feature Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", the driving force in our Leader In Me initiative. - ALAN W. REED | (ID:29751, Comment)
9:00amCTFuneral mass, Campbellsville, KY, for Joshua Zachariah Denney, Taylor County, KY (1982-2014) | (ID:29720, Comment)
9:30amCTAugust Interagency meeting CANCELED;.
Next meeting Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Adair Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:29742, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour at Adair County Public Library (Recurring Event)
307 Greensburg Street (Google Map/Directions), Columbia, KY | (ID:29588, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29515, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Casey Co., KY for Garnett Harold (Chub) Hatfield, Casey Co., KY (1940-2014) | (ID:29723, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Karla Fay Mars Burton, 34, Green Co., KY (1979-2014) | (ID:29724, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for April Anderson Thompson, 30, Burkesville, KY (1984-2014) | (ID:29733, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM DIRECTORY of CHURCHES for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:29592, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29552, Comment)

 






















 
 
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