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Traffic/Construction: Paving scheduled for Monday August 25

Paving on N Monroe, N High, and Merchant Streets

On Monday August 25, 2014 Storm Paving will be paving on North Monroe Street, North High Street and Merchant Street in Columbia, KY. These streets will have limited access during paving and some may be closed.

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

2014-08-24 18:40:57 | Comments | Printable version

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Retaining wall, Greensburg Post Office, falls

2014-08-24 - S Main at W Columbia Avenue, Greensburg, KY - Photo by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM radio. Sometime during last night, the retaining wall at the back of the Greensburg Post Office collapsed, due, apparently due to pressure from the water build-up behind the solid concrete wall. The retaining wall is located just a few yards from the site of the collapse of a concrete roof under the pressure of a loaded Summersville Water Truck; though the two are not considered related incidents at this time. - LARRY SMITH, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications, (FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 the BIG DAWG). Paired photo, see also - Summersville Fire Truck half swallowed by basement collapse
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Applications for CAIP 50-50 producer's cost share program

Applications accepted from Adair County producers starting August 25, 2014. Maximum $1,500 per farm operation.

By Teresa Bright

Applications for the 2014 Adair County Agricultural Investment (CAIP) program are available Monday, August 25 through Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street in Columbia during regular business hours. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board recently approved $200,000 in Agricultural Development Funds for the 2014 CAIP program to be administered by the Adair County Cattlemen's Association. This program is a 50% cost-share program with a maximum funding of $1,500 per farm operation. CAIP is designed to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversify their current production practices. For information contact the Adair County Extension Office at 270-384-2317 or stop by 409 Fairground Street in Columbia. --Teresa Bright

2014-08-24 16:32:13 | Comments | Printable version

Shamarie sends first report on Mark Twain Festival

Shamarie Claiborne, replied to an inquiry about the Mark Twain Festival Marching Band festival held last night, Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Booster Field, 224 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

She said that performances were cancelled due to rain, thunder and lightning, at around 7:30pmCT, and that Floyd Burton won the Ranger. "Our kids (ADAIR) didn't get to perform," she added "a big disappointment for our fans.

2014-08-24 13:15:12 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky hit by overnight storms

By Buddy Rogers, Public Information Officer
KY Emergency Management, 100 Minuteman PKY, Frankfort, KY

FRANKFORT, KY. (Aug 23, 2014) - Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) received reports of numerous evacuations and damage caused by overnight flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated to Level Four, at 8:00 a.m. EDT, to support the impacted areas. At Level Four, additional KYEM staff is in place to maintain increased situational awareness, expedite and track requests for assistance and coordinate field activities.

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2014-08-24 12:11:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Rethel Proxedia Owens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014)

Proxedia was a member of Bruce's Chapel United Methodist Church and a housewife. She enjoyed watching TV, gardening, and canning. She was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Fenneymore Lawson and Adell Pettyjohn Chumbley and the widow of Freeman Owens. She leaves 41 direct living descendants
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Rethel Proxedia Owens, of Russell County, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. She was 86.

Funeral services will be at 12pmCT/1pmET on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY with Bro. David Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the funeral home.

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2014-08-24 11:30:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: Thoughts on the death of Robin Williams

Robin Williams' depression was quite well known. But sometimes, no one suspects depression hidden behind a facade of infectious happiness. Such was the situation when a dorm mate of the writer went home one weekend never to return to campus.
Next earlier Carol Perkins column: Edmonton to Horse Cave II: The show is saved. Posted August 17, 2014

By Carol Perkins

The death of Robin Williams brought back a time back in 1966 when I was at EKU, living in a dorm, and enjoying my sophomore year with friends from the previous year and new ones we had just met. This new year in a brand new dorm was to be a happy time and I couldn't wait.

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2014-08-24 11:13:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Sharon Whitehurst comments on: Happy Tail - Its a small world

Sharon Whitehurst writes:
Animal rescue would seem to be a family trait. Do you suppose its something in our DNA? To complete the chain of events, Jim and I were in Tractor Supply Store a few minutes after Gina and Gracie left. Neighbor Betsy couldn't resist telling us about Gina's new dog, so, of course, we stopped to meet her on our way home.

My heart goes out to needy animals--our 'head count' increased by 8 cat 'foundlings' in the first two years in Gradyville, to say nothing of the 'transients' who have taken temporary lodgings on the porch or in the barn. - Sharon Whitehurst
Comments re article 69322 Happy Tail Its a small world

2014-08-24 11:02:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sharon Whitehurst - Whitehurst Diaries

Epicurean Kentuckian: Chef Genakos unveils today's CR special

White smoke, figuratively speaking, has just gone up over the kitchen at the Circle R, and today's SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER LUNCH, will appear, moments from now and just for today, Sunday, August 24, 2014, in What's Cooking. It's sure to please most everyone. Made us hungry. And now, there's no excuse for missing Early Church.

2014-08-24 08:06:57 | Comments | Printable version

County jobless rates down in 108 counties in July 2014

For Chart, latest unemployment comparisons for Taylor, Russell, Metcalfe, Green, Cumberland, Casey and Adair - Adair and Green tied for lowest - see: Unemployment rates down, all 7 CM area counties, JULY 2014

FRANKFORT, KY (August 21, 2014) - Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between July 2013 and July 2014, while 10 county rates increased, and two remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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2014-08-24 07:47:19 | Comments | Printable version

JIM: Eyes Fitted While You Wait: 100 yr old news from the ACN

And Other News from a Century (Plus One Week) Ago, to-wit: Details of thrashing (at the polls delivered to opponents by Judge Rollin Hurt in the appellate judge race. Of the marriage of Ernest Flowers and Elizabeth Holladay. Of the elopement of a Cane Valley couple in Jeffersonville, TN. Of the athletic superiority of the Cane Valley nine over a made up Columbia outfit, up at the Lindsey Wilson. Of E.L. (not A.L.) Sinclair's wholesale grocery and the need for someone to 'can a lot of snap beans' up at the Lindsey. Of the man to see to tune pianos, in those days. And of a soon be be proprietor of a business which exists to this day, who plead for payment of debts, because he needed the money, and of course, of JIM's favorite ad, announcing a new business on the Square, where the proprietor would 'continue to repair watches and jewelry - fit eyes, etc.'( Of course one can still get a watch repaired on the Square more economically than about anywhere else - but does anyone know if Charles Grimsley could fit eyes?
Click on headline for complete compendium of things everybody ought to know - but probably didn't - not even Ralph Roy or Delmer Jessie, JR (Click for just a teeny bit of what they know)


The front page of the August 19, 1914 News carried no banner headlines or eye-catching stories. Still, a considerable number of "spicy bits" -- articles of interest -- dotted this edition of the foldable wordscape.

A county-by-county tally of the recent Democratic primary election for Judge of the Court of Appeals showed by precisely how much Adair Countian Rollin Hurt had thrashed his opponent, incumbent John Peyton Hobson, who had held the seat since the general election of 1898. (Until 1975, the Court of Appeals was the highest court in the state.) In an incredible show of strength, Hurt carried 17 of the 23 counties of the Third Appellate District, racking up huge majorities in the southern counties. (The Third Appellate District ranged north-south from Oldham County to the Tennessee line and east-west from McCreary County to Hart County.) Over half his majority came from three counties alone -- Adair, Casey, and Clinton -- where he crushed Hobson 2,059 to 89.

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2014-08-24 07:17:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Letter: Great Idea

Marsha Walker writes:
Peggy Fudge has a great idea! These students are very bright problems solvers. We would be amazed by their planning skills, and this would be good practice for them. --Marsha Walker
Comments re article 69317 Peggy Fudge Lets let FPS get at issues facing us

2014-08-24 06:34:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

John Howery: Let local schools' art departments paint pillars

John Howery writes:
How about we invite all our local schools' art classes/departments to pick a pillar and paint 'em up? - John Howery
Comments re article 69311 Concrete pillars deserve this much attention

2014-08-24 05:43:58 | Comments | Printable version

Chuck Hinman: Knock Knock - May I Borrow A Cup of Soap?

IJMA: Knock Knock -- May I Borrow A Cup of Soap? Chuck is in the laundry room at 5 am but has no soap. What to do?
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Thou Shalt Not

By Chuck Hinman

Knock Knock -- May I Borrow A Cup of Soap?

I wasn't sleeping well this morning. It's Saturday morning and I decided to wash a few clothes while the washing machines aren't busy here at Tallgrass Estates. It was 4 am so I just slipped into my robe and paddled barefoot down a few doors from my room to the laundry room with my basket of dirty clothes. As usual I forgot to bring my laundry soap. So, I put my clothes in the machine, started the water and waddled back to my room only to remember that I am out of soap and never remember to get any when I am out.

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2014-08-24 05:16:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Mary Ann Brown, comments on concrete pillars

Proposes art and information paintings on the pillars

By Mary Ann Brown
Personal commentary

Is there any reason why the concrete pillars that are setting around Columbia, can't they have a scenery painted on them that depicts locations or etc. about Columbia.

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2014-08-24 04:18:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Happy Tail: It's a small world

A record for Sugarfoot Farm Rescue: Two day adoption. We are all closer to everyone than we think. Peg Schaeffer achieves a no-cost, right at home Adair County adoption, through a phenomenon she relates to Seven Degrees of Separation. Not a single ad was written. It happened through a series of seemingly unrelated occurences. It's very much related to a current popular theory 'We are all cousins.' Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)

Next earlier column: Happy Tail: Lindsey Wilson College - Good for the Community Posted August 17, 2014.

By Peg Schaeffer

Tuesday morning as I was headed out the door to take a dog to the veterinarian to be spayed the phone rang. I hesitated as to whether to answer or not and quickly grabbed the phone. A man on the other end said he had a dog he needed to get rid of. It was an Australian Shepherd that he was going to breed but decided against it. I told him I was on my way to the vet's and could he meet me there with the dog.

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2014-08-24 03:52:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

LWC Volleyball sweeps last matches at Montreat Tournament

No. 10 Blue Raiders improve to 3-1 on the season

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson Sports

MONTREAT, NC - The Lindsey Wilson volleyball team swept a pair of games on Saturday on the final day of the Volley in the Mountains Tournament hosted by Montreat College.

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2014-08-24 03:40:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SUNDAY with CM, August 24, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 24, 2014:
Several changes,
though little, showed pointedly
time never stands still.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 24 August 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1076

Reminders of interesting features and important commentary we hope you didn't miss:
Mostly from Sunday with CM, August 24, 2014, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

2014-08-24 03:26:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tom Chaney: When the Guns Are Turned

Of Writers And Their Books: When the Guns Are Turned. Tom reviews the Advocate by Bill Mesce, Jr., a novel recounting an investigation into why a pilot shoots down a fellow pilot returning from a bombing raid on the Germans in 1943. This column first appeared 23 August 2009.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Someone's in the Kitchen with Julia

By Tom Chaney

When the Guns Are Turned

On an August day in 1943, shepherd Gresham arises early, makes his tea and biscuit, sharing with his dog, then goes out into the English morning above the coast to do his chores with his hens and sheep. Overnight a fox had got into the hen house. Gresham makes necessary repairs, and with the dog takes the sheep to pasture away from the high cliffs that border the English Channel.

The dog barks. The shepherd turns to see smoke from his cottage chimney. His wife has arisen. As he watches, she comes out the door and waves to him, pointing to the east.

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2014-08-24 03:24:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Roger Smith: Pillars part of childhood, bases for old lampposts

Comments re article 69311 Concrete pillars deserve this much attention.
(Update: Validation of Dr. Smith's assertion has been discovered by another honor score home Jeopardy champion. See indisputable evidence: LOCAL HISTORY FROM CYRUS: A little over 60 years, the Public Square got all lit)

Roger D Smith DMD writes:
Ed, Does my memory slip,or aren't these concrete pillars the bases for the old lights that used to be around the square when we were kids before the new aluminum poles were placed? If so, then leave them alone--they trouble me not--for now I am aged and love the things of my childhood! --Roger D Smith DMD
Thanks Roger D. Smith for that input. I think you're right that they are bases for Lamp Posts. Maybe one day we'll have Lamp Posts again. Many like those, even if they are newly installed retro-design, versus the alumdedumb things. -EW

2014-08-24 03:20:50 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 24
Happy Birthday, Beth Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Robinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hayley McQueary (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jada Johnson Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaylen Ray Wesley Holmes (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, L.C. Kessler (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patsy Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Absher (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday for Donald Frank Robb, Adair Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton R. Conner, Jamestown, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Jessee Collins Young Wade, 74, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeremy Wayne Perkins Taylor Co., KY (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sister Dorothy McMannon, formerly of Columbia, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Bryant, Knifley, KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Duerson Holman, formerly of Burkesville, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.C. Kessler, Adair County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Lucas, Casey Co., KY (1924-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Thomas, Dunnville, KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Whitney Barnes, Adair Co., KY (1928 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Courter, Russell Co., KY (1923-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Akin Morrison, 29, Adair County, KY (1984-2013)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Mosby Cook, 58, Metcalfe County, KY (1956-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene Brown, 79, Casey County, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Pierce, Russell Co., KY (1918-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Kaye Pedigo Cilyok, 71, Barren Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Ann Sims, Russell Co., KY native (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fausteen Chumbley, Casey County, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeffery Wayne (Jed) York, 53, Albany, KY/formerly Adair Co., KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Lewis, Edmonton, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dallas Graybeal, Taylor County, KY (1936-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles W. Spurling, Taylor County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Goodin (Aug. 24, 1939 - Nov. 9, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Ray Goodin (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leland Grant (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Bryant (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Pearl Hadley (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, August 24, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:29632, Comment)
9:30amCTHOMECOMING/New Direction singing/ Sermon/Homecoming meal
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 881 Mt. Olive Church Road, Russell Springs, KY - near Sano | (ID:29860, Comment)
Homecoming Sunday at Purdy Separate Baptist Church
Purdy Separate Baptist Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:29859, Comment)
10:00amCTRevival at Carrying the Torch Ministries | (ID:29842, Comment)
Gospel Sounds at Melson Ridge United Baptist Church | (ID:29846, Comment)
10:30amCTHomecoming services / Homecoming fellowship meal
at Russell Heights Baptist Church, 19 N Bramblett Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:29755, Comment)
Harvest Time Gospel Singers, Bethany Baptist Church, 4560 Greensburg RD, Columbia, KY | (ID:29815, Comment)
11:15amCTSaloma Baptist Church Celebrates 63 years of ministry: Potluck Meal & Fellowship
Followed by afternoon Gospel Concert Featuring Friends in Jesus of Columbia, KY | (ID:29760, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29526, Comment)
1:30pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Eugene (Bim) Poff, Casey County, KY (1931-2014) | (ID:29853, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mr. Colva Ray Leftwich, Summersville, KY (1934-2014) | (ID:29849, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Louise Tarter, Dunnville, KY (1929-2014) | (ID:29854, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:29564, Comment)
6:00pmCTThe Sextons in concert at Tabor Church/Adair County Sunday Night Singing
Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY 42728 | (ID:29809, Comment)


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