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Traffic/Construction: Limited access for Adams Alley, N Monroe

Storm Paving will be blacktopping two more streets Friday, Augist 22, 2014

On Friday August 22, 2014 Storm Paving will be paving Adams Alley and North Monroe Streets in Columbia, KY. These streets will have limited access and will be closed to through traffic.

We ask the public to avoid these areas where possible and to expect some delays in traffic. We want to thank you in advance for your patience as we make these necessary upgrades to better serve you our customers with better quality water service. We will keep you updated of construction and street closings as construction progresses. - Tammy Stotts, Stotts Construction Co. Inc. and - Jennifer Carter , Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District


2014-08-21 20:07:48 | Comments | Printable version

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(Capt.) Tony Grider while serving on City Council



2014-08-21 - City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Hardly anyone in Adair County does not know Tony Grider He's served in so many ways. For those who may not have had the pleasure of knowing him, here's a picture of him in the foreground, as a young, very enthusiastic Columbia City Councilman. He continues to serve the community in many ways. Tonight, he's in the University of Louisville Medical Center, in urgent need of prayers. A prayer vigil will be held at the Columbia/Adair County Fire Department, 200 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY, tonight at 7pmCT for Capt. Grider, Alex Quinn, and fellow firefighters Steve Marrs and Alex Johnson. The photo was taken while he was on the Columbia City Council. Others in the photo were Councillors Jim Hadley and June Parson, and City Clerk Sonya Roy.
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Please join the vigil if you can; but pray, wherever you are


There will be a community wide prayer vigil at the Columbia-Adair County Fire Station 200 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY, tonight, Thursday, August 21, at 7pmCT for the injured Campbellsville firefighters. Overflow parking in Adair Judicial Center. - Donald Hare


By Linda Waggener

Please stop whatever you are doing and pray for firefighter Anthony "Tony" Grider this evening - pray until we hear that his critical injuries are improving at U of L hospital. Tony, whose injuries are now known to have been the worst received in today's accident in Campbellsville, was one of the most enthusiastic and dedicated young councilmen I've been honored to serve with. That's how I came to know his caring nature. His EMS and firefighter families in Adair and Taylor Counties have served with him and watched him in action over a 16-year career.

My heart dropped when Mayor Tony Young's voice broke after the press conference as he talked about how badly Tony was injured when thousands of volts of electricity hit his body. Details of what happened to cause the accident are being revealed and the investigation will continue, but what we know for now is that Tony needs us lifting up his name, calling for his healing.

Comments re article 69270 Communitywide prayer vigil for injured Cville firefighters


2014-08-21 18:20:14 | Comments | Printable version

Early morning pursuit uncovers drugs and weapons

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division KSP Post 4 Elizabethtown makes two arrests following a pursuit that started on I-65 near the Hart/Larue County line
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By Officer Jared Newberry, Public Informaiton Officer
Region 2, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Louisville, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - At 10amET on Monday August 18, 2014, CVE Officer Nicholas Pruitt observed a grey Ford passenger car speeding while conducting patrol near the Upton KY exit. Officer Pruitt attempted to stop the vehicle which continued on at a high rate of speed onto KY 224 before losing control and coming to rest on a guardrail.

The occupants identified as Anthony Alonzo and a passenger Jonathon Lovett, both of Louisville, KY, attempted to elude Officer Pruitt but were quickly detained and placed under arrest.

Numerous drugs, including marijuana and suspected crystal meth were located; in addition to drug paraphernalia, several large knives, and a handgun. Both subjects were arrested and criminal charges including possession and trafficking of the drugs are pending. KSP was assisted by Elizabethtown Police Dept. K-9. The case remains under investigation by Officer Pruitt.


2014-08-21 17:03:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

McEva Mayse: Leave pillars alone. OK?

McEva Mayse writes:
My opinion: leave them alone, OK? - McEva Mayse
Comments re photo 56351 What should be done with concrete pillars


2014-08-21 16:27:59 | Comments | Printable version

Tony Grider, Alex Quinn listed as two of four injured firefighters

Next earlier story Newslink: WAVE 3 coverage of Campbellsville Firefighters story

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9, the Big Dawg

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. (Thursday, August 21, 2014 ). At the news conference held at the Campbellsville Fire Station, Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazelette named the four firefighters who were injured and they include Captain Tony Grider, a resident and former Columbia City Councilman, who remains in critical condition at UL Medical Center in Louisville, KY.

Alex Quinn, 22 of Campbellsville, KY, is in UL Medical Center, where his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.

Two other firefighters, Alex Johnson and Steve Marrs, who suffered electrical shocks, were treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. Larry Smith, WAVE 92.7 and The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM and ColumbiaMagazine.com are coordinating local coverage


2014-08-21 16:20:40 | Comments | Printable version

Newslink: WAVE 3 coverage of Campbellsville Firefighters story

Next earlier story: Community-wide prayer vigil for injured C-ville firefighters

There's major coverage with photos on WAVE 3 News: UPDATE: 4 firefighters shocked, 1 critically, while helping CU students with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:09 PM CDT Updated: Aug 21, 2014 3:12 PM CDT

Larry Smith, WAVE 92.7 and The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM and ColumbiaMagazine.com are coordinating extensive local coverage


2014-08-21 15:40:41 | Comments | Printable version

Revival at Carrying the Torch on Sunday, August 24, 2014

There will be a revival at Carrying The Torch Ministries on Sunday, August 24, at 10amCT and 6pmCT, featuring Evang. Annitte Cross from Georgia. Apostle Glenn McInteer and the congregation of CTTM, invite everyone to come out and be a part of these great services. Carrying The Torch Ministries is located at 415 Wain Street, Columbia. For more information you may call 270-380-1833 --Glenn McInteer

2014-08-21 15:30:06 | Comments | Printable version

Concrete Pillars could be topped with urns

Says our Square is looking better and we need to keep up the good work

Sheila Hare writes:
Why cant these be used for pedestals for concrete urns and add some color to our downtown area they could be painted or striped of the color that is on them and put those to use. Some of our surrounding counties have utilized what they have and it looks amazing. Why can't we do the same. Just a thought. Our Square is looking better and we need to keep up the good work. --Sheila Hare
Comments about: What should be done with concrete pillars


2014-08-21 15:27:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

26 area graduates named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

Jeff Green Scholars from Adair (4), Campbellsville (3), Casey (2), Green (2), Metcalfe (4), Russell County (2), and Taylor (9)
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By Tim Ballard

FRANKFORT, KY (Aug. 21, 2014) - Twenty-six area high school graduates have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.


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2014-08-21 15:14:45 | Comments | Printable version

Alleyne (Holladay) Danhauer, Adair Co., KY native (1929-2014)

She was a graduate of Columbia High School, Western Kentucky University, and UofL. She was a retired teacher at Jefferson County Public Schools, She loved travelling, tennis and bridge. She was a member of the Louisville Woman’s Club, Hurstbourne Country Club and Crescent Hill Baptist Church. She was an avid UofL Cardinal sports fan. She was hte widow of Edward Danhauer. She was a native of Adair County, KY, the daughter of the late Douglas and Bessie Holladay, and a member of a distinguished family. She was a sister of the late Corinne Holladay, Joe Holladay, Mary Hendrick, and Dr. James Holladay. Three of her siblings survive: Mae Harris, Ruth Wibking, and Ruby Tiller.
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Alleyne (Holladay), of Louisville, KY, died on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Baptist Health.

Her funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY. Visitation will be from 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET, on Friday, and from 9am-10amCT/10am-11amET, Saturday before the funeral, at Highlands.


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2014-08-21 14:41:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Hunter Durham issues statements on pillar issue, Ralph & Darrell

Hunter Durham writes:
On the stone pillars

Its seems to me that the concrete pillars were to protect the courthouse from cars and trucks just like the one that was recently put between Greensburg Street and Burkesville street. That one has marks where trucks have hit it going around the square.

If they are older than that, then they were used to get a foot up on to ride on horses.

About the basketball goal at Clyde & Anna's house

The the famous Ralph Roy and W. Darrell Young basketball goal was, as I recall, on a huge oak tree. Played there often. --HUNTER DURHAM
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2014-08-21 14:16:27 | Comments | Printable version

Wes Bottom will give testimony at Victory ADO program

By Laverne Hadley

Friends, this Friday evening, August 22, 6:30 pm Victory Community Church, 107 N. Reed Street, Columbia, KY, A.D.O. (alcohol, drug outreach) program will be hosting Wes Bottom. He has a great testimony of how God gave him a heart of compassion for anyone addicted and jail inmates, because of what a family member went through with addiction. Please come out and know how an addiction can affect the family and how God can turn it into a blessing --Laverne Hadley


2014-08-21 14:04:44 | Comments | Printable version

The Concrete Pillar: Jane Akin says paint it

Jane Akin Keltner writes:
Maybe paint and include a design by Bonnie K. It looks as well as the metal post in the picture. - Jane Akin Keltner
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2014-08-21 14:01:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Community-wide prayer vigil for injured C-ville firefighters

Announcement about: C-ville & Rescue to hold press conference on injured firefighters
The names of the injured firefighters have been released: Capt. Tony Grider, Columbia, KY; Alex Quinn, Campbellsville, KY and Alex Johnson and Steve Marrs

By Donald Hare, Public Affairs Officer
Columbia/Adair County Fire Department

There will be a community wide prayer vigil at the Columbia-Adair County Fire Station 200 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY, tonight, Thursday, August 21, at 7pmCT for the injured Campbellsville firefighters. Overflow parking in Adair Judicial Center. - Donald Hare

Larry Smith, WAVE 92.7 and The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM and ColumbiaMagazine.com are coordinately extensive local coverage


2014-08-21 13:37:41 | Comments | Printable version

C-ville Fire & Rescue to hold press conference on injured firefighters

Next earlier story: Much of Campbellsville-Taylor County without power w/photo, by Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

By Anne Sanders, Campbellsville 911

Today at 11:42amET, members of he Campbellsville Fire and Rescue were injured. An investigation is underway by appropriate authorities. No information will be disseminated until a press conference is held at 4pmCT/5pmET, at the Campbellsvile Fire and Rescue Station, 100 W. Broadway, Campbellsville, KY.


2014-08-21 13:32:05 | Comments | Printable version

Roger Huckaby, 64, Adair County, KY (1949-2014)

He was a US Army veteran and a carpenter, enjoyed working on old cars, fishing and playing with his grandchildren. He was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a resident of Columbia, KY at the time of his death. He was a member of a large, close knit family, the son of the late Jesse Hobert & Juanita Gayle Saunders Huckaby. He was the widower of Linda May Hartman. He leaves three direct living descendants.
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Roger Huckaby, 64, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:40pmCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. David Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Russell County, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, August 22, 2014.


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2014-08-21 13:05:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Comment: No one should get panties in wad over concrete pillar

Commentary: She recommends a wire bristle brush, if anything.
Comments about Comments re photo 56351 What should be done with concrete pillars

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By Joyce Coomer

I don't know why so many people are getting their panties in a wad over the pillars on the square. They don't impede traffic flow - vehicular or pedestrian - and make nice resting places if you so desire.

If the remnants of yellow paint were removed the pillars wouldn't be quite as noticeable, but I don't advocate repainting them -- it detracts from their architectural shape If the paint is really bothering someone, there is a thing called a wire bristle brush that works well in removing flaking paint from concrete; they can purchase a wire bristle brush and remove the paint themselves instead of annoying the city and county governments with such a mundane complaint.

Besides, there are many things much more important to fret about - like keeping the streets paved nicely when they need to be.

Joyce M. Coomer


2014-08-21 12:11:57 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Who will pay for removal (re: Concrete Pillars)

feb.owl@yahoo.com writes:
Who is going to pay for the removal if the city is BROKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - feb.owl@yahoo.com
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2014-08-21 11:56:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Much of Campbellsville-Taylor County without power

Update 12:46pmCT: Power has been restored to CU's Campus.
Campbellsville's Ladder Truck has failure while fireman aloft at Campbellsville University's Finley Stadium. Two first responders, whose names are not released, reportedly injured. They have both been flown to UL Medical Center in Louisville, KY
Click on headline for Larry Smith cellphone photo from the scene

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

About one hour ago, an accident involving Campbellsville Fire Department's new ladder truck, resulted in power outages on Main Street, and much of Taylor County and Green County are affected. I am told that the downed main transmission line from the KU substation also feeds some operations of Taylor County RECC, but have no confirmation on that.

We are waiting for confirmation, but early word is that a first responder has been airlifted to UL. We are awaiting a statement from officials.

The Big Dawg was temporarily off the air, but our engineers have us one the air with a temporary use of some of our sister station, WAVE's equipment. I'll keep you posted as best I can through FM 92.7 and FM 99.9 Radio, and on ColumbiaMagazine.com - Larry. More in a moment.


2014-08-21 11:54:10 | Comments | Printable version

The concrete pillars: One vote for leaving well enough alone

Comments re photo 56351 What should be done with concrete pillars Fay McKinley writes:
Just wondering, what was the original use of these pillars? Why do anything to these pillars? If they really bother you, just bring a flower pot to set on them. I kinda like them just as they are. A rustic look. - Fay McKinley
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2014-08-21 11:31:19 | Comments | Printable version

Early Columbia - Back when we were boys - IV - Jamestown ST.

In this installment Ralph Waggener takes readers out Jamestown Street and out Russell Road. The series has been a huge hit with CM readers, and this one just may be the best. It's in the territory where he grew up, on Jamestown Hill, and is sprinkled with dozens of stories you may never have heard - like how Leo Wheatley got J.D. Harper to always be open for breakfast for Leo's motel guests; how Darrell Young survived the great basketball court construction disaster, how Ralph himself jumped off he top of what is now Sheila Pyles drug store, and claimed a boyhood fortune from Mike Campbell - and many more anecdotes, mostly true and certainly true to the best of his knowledge of Ralph Roy and the fact checkers at CM. Read about some of Columbia's most fascinating personalities of the distant and not-so-distant past.
Next earlier: Ralph Waggener and Delmar Lee Jessie, Jr. : Back when we were boys - Early Columbia - Back when we were boys - III - Burkesville ST . Posted August 10, 2014.

By Ralph Waggener and Delmar Lee Jessie

Going out Jamestown Street from the Square

Back to the Square on Jamestown Street., if you where young and walking you had to see how far you could go out on the stone foundation of the Jeffries Hardware building before you had to jump off, It was a must do! Hudson "Beanpole" Willis had a radio repair shop in the lower part of Lerman's and was the voice of WAIN Radio because you never knew what he might say; he was the talk of the town for many, many years.

George Geschwind's Furniture was on the left and took up 2 buildings, and Wheat's Garage run by Luther Wheat and was the home to several mechanics over the years. Waggener Walker Newspapers bought the building later and installed a new 6 unit newspaper printing press; I help install it in and was the first to run it. I knew little about running a press but had been around them for several years when I went to get the company's many publications printed in other towns.


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2014-08-21 10:52:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Requesting birthday card shower for 90th birthday

Brandon Harvey writes:
My grandfather, Noel Harvey, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Sunday, August 31, 2014. I am wanting to have a birthday card shower for him. I want this to be a surprise to him, so please help me keep it a secret. My goal is for him to receive at least 90 cards.

My grandparents and great-grandparents operated the country store in Breeding for several decades. After I was born, they closed the store to become full-time grandparents. If anyone has a funny story, remembrance, etc., please include it in the card.

In order to keep it a surprise, please send the cards to:
Noel Harvey
c/o Terry Harvey
1022 Independence Ridge Road
Breeding, KY 42715
--Brandon Harvey


2014-08-21 10:24:17 | Comments | Printable version

Unemployment rates down, all 7 CM area counties, JULY 2014

Adair, Green Counties have lowest unemployment for July in the CM 7-County area

7-County Area Unemployment Comparison
July 2014 vs July 2013; ranked best to worst joblessness/July 2014
  • Adair Co. unemployment down from 8.2%, 2013, to 7.1%, 2014
  • Green Co, unemployment, down from 8.5%, 2013, to 7.1%, 2014
  • Casey Co. unemployment, down from 8.4%, 2013, to 7.3%, 2014
  • Metcalfe Co. unemployment, down from 8.3%, 2013, to 7.5%, 2014
  • Taylor Co. unemployment, down from 8.5%, 2012, to 7.5%, 2014
  • Russell Co. unemployment, down from 9.2%, 2012, to 8.1%, 2014
  • Cumberland Co. unemployment, down from 10.7%, 2013, to 8.3%, 2014
The U.S. unemployment rate for July 2014 was 6.5%. The rate for the state of Kentucky was 7.5%. The rate for the Lake Cumberland Area Development District rate for July 2014 was 8.2%. The rate for the Barren River Area Development District, which includes Metcalfe County, was 6.8% for July 2014. Source: Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Follow economic development stories on ColumbiaMagazine.com and listen to Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the WAVE: and FM 99.9 the Big Dawg.


2014-08-21 10:03:28 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD boil water advisory: Greensburg & Burkesville St. areas

This Boil Water LIFTED. See DETAILS
Issued by CAUD at 9:30amCT, August 21, 2014. Received at 9:42amCT. Posted at 10:06amCT

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect
for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from the Square to Rice Drive on Greensburg Street, S. High Street, W. Fortune Street, W. Guardian Street, on Burkesville Street from the Square to E. Frazier Street, 101 Jones Street, 100 Wall Street.
The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.


2014-08-21 09:54:53 | Comments | Printable version

2014 Patton Family Reunion Saturday, August 23

The 2014 Patton Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Central Kentucky AgExpo Center, 678 Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, Liberty, KY. The center is on U.S. 127 South. Doors will open at 8amCT/9amET, An old-fashioned basket dinner will be served at 11:30CT/12:30ET. Activities include corn toss competition, wagon rides, hiking, live and silent auction, music, gospel singing, door prizes and awards.

There will be a Memorial Tribute to all family members who have died during the past year and a Veterans Memorial with pictures and information about all family members who have served our country from the Revolutionary War down to the present time. All family members and friends are invited. Contact: Paul Patton, Patton Family Group President at 270-789-8109. - Paul Patton


2014-08-21 09:26:35 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: There should be jobs in town

Personal commentary of the writer
Chris Morrison writes:
I know when (Name of company - CM) came here, we paid that company to work for them or they would not move here. I think they took it out of our checks, like $15.00 a week. It's sad that we cannot have jobs in this town, I really don't know why but it it just sad that we have to travel miles away to work. I did it; traveled to Glasgow 2nd shift and I was scared to death of the deers on the parkway. But I wasn't afraid to work even if it was out of town, but its just not right that we don't have the jobs we need here in our own town. --Chris Morrison
comments re article 69255 Pattie McClister Why Shouldn't There Be a Payroll Tax


2014-08-21 09:25:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Maury poses questions on Downtown's concrete pillars?

Comments re photo 56351 What should be done with concrete pillars

Maury Lewis writes:
What would the businesses that they are in front of like to see done with them?

What do the people that go down on the square use them for? They could use a good paint job on them. What would it cost to remove them?

I have seen children climb on them and jump off so I don't know how much of a safety hazard they are. - Maury Lewis
Thanks, Maury, for the questions: Like the way you prioritized. I hope that business owners are always consulted first. Like that you're wondering about creative reuse as a possibility, and that you wonder about the cost of removal. I'm a granddad, and I don't see a lot of safety concerns for ours jumping from the posts, but suppose there are some. Your statement reminds me of a Downtown character who once told some of us that he was buying a pair of two story cowboy boots - "So when I jump off the roof of the Firestone store I won't get hurt." And, for the record, I never saw any kid get hurt while walking the stone ledge on the Jeffries Building. - ED


2014-08-21 07:12:34 | Comments | Printable version

Pattie McClister: Why shouldn't there be a payroll tax?

Her husband pays one when he drives out of county to work, writer says.
Comments about: Council adopts recommendation to implement new tax, tax rate

Pattie McClister writes:
My husband has been working in other counties because no jobs here. He has paid taxes in other counties for years. Why shouldn't they pay them here - Pattie McClister
Thanks Pattie McClister Just a note: I remember hearing a man who lived on the West Side of Adair County and commuted to Lebanon to work. He said he loved Lebanon, and didn't mind to pay the payroll tax there. He said, "i'd be more than happy to pay the same taxes here if there were jobs in Columbia." - EW


2014-08-21 06:59:52 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic Incident Management training for emergency responders

In Danville, KY

FRANKFORT, KY (August 19, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Incident Management, will conduct two National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training classes on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville, KY. The classes, lasting four hours each, are scheduled to begin at 7amCT/8amET and 12pm noon ET. Training site is the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville, KY 40422.


2014-08-21 04:23:05 | Comments | Printable version

Tabitha Crawford, sustainability leader, at KHIPP, CU Chapel

Campbellsville University to feature speaker and symposium on 'Climate Change and Sustainability' September 10, 2014
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By Joan C. McKinney
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) will present Tabitha Scott Crawford, senior vice president of sustainability and innovation at Balfour Beatty Investments, speaking at a KHIPP symposium at 1pmCT/2pmET Wednesday, September 10, following a 9amCT/10amET chapel presentation.

Crawford's address in the Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, and the symposium at the Banquet Hall in the Badgett Academic Support Center, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, are both open to the public free of charge.


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2014-08-21 04:11:09 | Comments | Printable version

New West selected to introduce public to all-electronic tolling

Update on new Louisville Bridges, Downtown Crossing and East End Crossing: Kentucky-Indiana Joint Board approves contract for toll marketing services for Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project.
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By Chuck Wolfe
News from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 20, 2014) - The Kentucky-Indiana Joint Board today approved the hiring of a Louisville company to provide marketing, branding and communications services related to an all-electronic tolling system for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project.

The agency, New West, will head a full-service team tasked with educating and acclimating motorists to a tolling system in which traffic always flows at expressway speeds, and the lowest toll rates are reserved for drivers who use transponders for automatic payments.


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2014-08-21 03:59:15 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Robert Simmons, Green County, KY (1931-2014)

He was a beloved doctor for 41 years serving patients Green and surrounding counties. He was also a Korean War Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of Green County at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Joe Simmons and Eliza Phelps. His wife of 62 years, Barbara Durham Simmons, survives. He was the patriarch of a distinguished South Central Kentucky family. He leaves 10 direct living descendants.
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Dr. Robert Proctor Simmons, age 83, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, KY.

The funeral services for Dr. Robert Simmons will be conducted at 10amCT, Friday, August 22 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is requested 5pm-8pmCT, Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Friday until time of the funeral service.


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2014-08-21 03:40:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Metcalfe Oilman receives 33 months sentence in U.S. Court

Owner of bankrupt young oil company sentenced to 33 months for securities fraud, mail fraud, failure to file income tax returns, and illegal possession of a firearm
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From Western District U.S. Court - District Attorney office

LOUISVILLE, KY - The owner of bankrupt Young Oil Company was sentenced to 33 months in prison today, by Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, for charges included in three separate indictments including failure to file an income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service, mail fraud in connection with the solicitation of investor funds for oil drilling partnerships, securities fraud, submitting false statements for the purchase of a firearm, and for the illegal possession of a firearm by a person addicted to controlled substances announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.


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2014-08-21 03:21:53 | Comments | Printable version

Amy Roy Cundiff: Coach Goodin led Girls Basketball team to State

Amy Roy Cundiff writes:
Congrats to Coach Goodin! I couldn't help to throw in that she was a darn good Girl's Basketball coach that led the only Girls team to the State Tournament way back in 1992. So proud to call her my Coach for several years! - Amy Roy Cundiff
Comments re article 69234 Supt Reed praises CU decision to hire Kim Goodin


2014-08-21 03:05:21 | Comments | Printable version

Kim Hadley: Try other options prior to payroll tax

Kim Hadley writes:
Just a question to City Council when are you as a lot of other government people gonna leave the FEW working people alone and quit taxing the work force. Figure out another way! There has got to be a better way! Maybe you should try other options prior to a payroll tax! - Kim Hadley
Comments re article 69233 Council adopts recommendation to implement new tax tax rate


2014-08-21 03:02:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, THURSDAY with CM, August 21, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 21, 2014:
Change was rejected
with so much finality,
no more could be said.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 21 August 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1073


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Rev. Carlos H. Coop, 81, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2014)

He was a native of Cumberland County, KY and a resident at the time of his death. He was a farmer and worked at Ford Motor Company before being called into the ministry and licensed to preach in May of 1958. He was a 1964 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and a 1968 graduate of Campbellsville College. He was a Royal Arch Mason and member of the Scottish Rite and received the 32nd degree. After retiring from full time ministry in the United Methodist Church, he continued to minister to the residents of Cumberland County, KY. He was the widower of Nina Lee Flowers Coop. He leaves one direct living descendant, a daughter, Carolyn Helen Milby.
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Rev. Carlos H. Coop, age 81, of the Chestnut Grove Community in Cumberland County, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Lanny Garner, Bro. Charles Huddleston and Bro. Greg Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.


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2014-08-21 02:46:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 21
Happy Anniversary, Bill and Maury Lewis (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dallas and Sheila Neat (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ranel and Kathleen Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bethany Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bethany Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, BJ Kinnett (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Byron Scott Bell (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Caroline Brown (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Wilkinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe L. Barbee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Gaskin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Ann Bryant (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Monica Spencer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Yvonne Marshall | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam Curt Flinchum, Campbellsville, KY (March 10, 1920 - August 21, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam Pina Lee Pyles, Columbia, KY (January 8, 1919 - August 21, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Joann Darnell (November 28, 1940 -August 21, 1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sonny Michael Wray, 44, Taylor Co., KY (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas (Sonny) Reed, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Lloyd, Adair County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louetta Bell, Casey County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca (Becky) Weston, Russell County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Dewey Chester Young, Cumberland Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, August 21, 2014
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7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. | (ID:29479, Comment)
Traffic Incident Management training for emergency responders
Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville, KY | (ID:29835, 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: Two (2) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Four (4) 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. Six (6) 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. Three (3) 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. 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:29831, Comment)
10:00amCTColumbia church of Christ Food pantry - Third Thursday
Columbia church of Christ, 501 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY. | (ID:29625, Comment)
Chronic condition self-management seminar
Adair County Senior Center, 922 Carrie Bolin Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:29664, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Mattie Kathleen Helm Clements White, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2014) | (ID:29813, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Omer Donald Roy, 75, Russell Co., KY (1939-2014) | (ID:29817, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29523, Comment)
Traffic Incident Management training for emergency responders
Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville, KY | (ID:29836, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29561, Comment)
6:00pmCTRevival at Carrying the Torch Ministries | (ID:29843, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:29597, Comment)
Kelleyville Community Church "Men in Service" meetings
Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kelleyville Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29777, Comment)
Annual August Meeting at Eunice CoG is Aug. 17-23, 2014
Eunice Church of God, 12515 Liberty Road (Hwy 206), Columbia KY | (ID:29790, Comment)
Adair Co. School Board meeting: Tax Hearing
(Tax Hearing Agenda and Regular Board meeting agenda w/tax vote)
Adair Co. School Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:29819, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair Co. School Board regular 3rd Thursday meeting
(Tax Hearing Agenda and Regular Board meeting agenda w/tax vote)

Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:29626, Comment)
Community-wide prayer vigil for injured Campbellsville firefighters
Columbia-Adair County Fire Station 200 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:29839, Comment)

 






















 
 
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