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Taylor County Grand Jury returns indictments Tue 1 Sept 2015

Indictments brought against 21 individuals, including residents of Taylor, Marion, and Jefferson counties. Charges include theft by unlawful taking, criminal possession of forged instruments, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, assault and burglary.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The Taylor County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Campbellsville, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, 1 September 2015:

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2015-09-02 21:05:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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George W. (Junior) Bryson, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2015)

2015-09-02 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

George W. (Junior) Bryson, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2015)

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Cancelled: Adair GOP meeting scheduled for 3 Sep 2015

The Adair County Republican Party meeting scheduled for Thursday September 3, 2015, at 6pmCT, in the Adair County Courthouse Annex basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date in September. - Shannon Rowe, Adair County Republican Party Chairman

2015-09-02 16:31:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LWC Men's Soccer hosts Tennessee Wesleyan at Reuling

The ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team hosts Tennessee Wesleyan at Walter S. Reuling Stadium, 151 Holloway Drive, Columbia, KY, Wednesday at 7pmCT. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. - Mark Vasey

2015-09-02 16:18:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Mrs. Vennie Riley Pitcock, 97, Cumberland Co. KY (1917-2015)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, a resident of Louisville, KY, at the time of her death, and her final resting place will be in Cumberland County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Blythe Riley, and the widow of Donnie Carlos Pitcock. She leaves 10 direct living descendants. She was of Assembly of God faith and a Machinist for Louisville Glove Company.
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Mrs. Vennie Riley Pitcock, age 97, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at her home in Louisville, KY.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Charles Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Murley Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. The family will receive friends after 12pmNoonCT on Wednesday, September 3, 2015, until the funeral hour.

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2015-09-02 15:58:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

George W. (Junior) Bryson, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2015)

He was a swimming pool construction worker for many years and was a farmer. He was a native of Glens Fork, KY, and a resident of the community at the time of his death. He was the son of the late George Leon and Edna Antle Bryson. His wife, Lena Hayes Bryson, survives. He leaves eight direct living descendants
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George W. "Junior" Bryson, 79, of the Glens Fork Community of Adair County, KY, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 1amCT, at his home after a long illness.

Funeral service Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Grant Cemetery. The family request visiting after 4pmCT, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

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2015-09-02 15:28:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Query re: Old Jos. Turner place at Inroad, Adair Co., KY

Martha Skaggs writes:
Did the Old Jos. Turner place on Crocus belong to Joseph Allen and Martha Jane Strange Turner? I know they lived on Crocus. They were my great-grandparents and I was named after Martha Jane. - Martha Skaggs
Comments re photo 61915 Mike Watson Old Jos Turner Place on Crocus

2015-09-02 15:03:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

JIM: A response (of sorts) to questions recently posed by Mr. Billy Joe Fudge

JIM gives a fascinating account from past Adair County Fairs, but actually comes down hard on both sides of the notion that the presence of a carnival adversely affects moral rectitude, stating, equivocally: "As far as the collective moral rectitude of the fair-going crowd being an inverse function of the presence (or absence) of a carnival - that's a tough question, one better answered by the Great Minds of Adair."

By JIM, who studies such matters

The following is a response to a couple of Large Questions recently posed here A Question for Jim on moral rectitude, presence of carnivals by Mr. Billy Joe Fudge in regard to an earlier CM piece.

The astute reader will note that the author, in best political fashion, uses many words to obfuscate the obvious: that he doesn't have a clue what might be the answers to Mr. Fudge's questions.
My Swiss cheese memory (getting Swiss cheesier by the day, thanks in part, no doubt, to the ever-increasing amount of direct sunlight hitting my increasingly less hirsute pate), can not dredge up any recollection of having read about a carnival being a part of the Columbia / Adair County Fair during the first 20 years or thereabout of the last century.

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2015-09-02 13:55:49 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Schools offer extended school services

Special instruction periods will be held for students who need help. Also, progress reports will be sent home Monday, September 14, 2015

By Shamarie Harper, Media Promotions
Adair County School District, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

Adair County High School is fortunate to again offer extended school services this year for every student free of charge. We are accepting teacher and parent recommendations for students who are at risk of failing, who need to attain a credit in a previously failed course, who need additional time to learn the content presented in the classroom, or who need to make up a quiz or test.

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2015-09-02 13:43:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Old Fashioned Day at Knifley Christian Church 20 Sep 2015

The Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY, will hold an Old-Fashioned Day, starting at 9amCT/10amET, Sun 20 Sep 2015. Everyone is invited to come dressed in old fashioned clothes, such as bib overalls, sun bonnets and the like. There will be special singing, Bro. Hugh Withers will deliver the message, and a potluck meal will be served. - Larry Bottoms

2015-09-02 13:33:14 | Comments | Printable version

Neal Owsley speaking at Victory A.D.O. 4 Sep 2015

Neal Owsley, will be sharing his testimony at the A.D.O (alcohol and drug outreach) program, at 6:30pmCT Friday, September 4, 2015, at Victory Community Church, 1165 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. Everyone is welcome. - Kathy Shelton

2015-09-02 11:24:47 | Comments | Printable version

John Hale at Journey to Recovery Fri 4 Sep 2015

John Hale will speak at 6pmCT, Friday, September 4, 2015 at Journey To Recovery, 114 Office Park Drive, Columbia, KY. There will be special singing. Everyone welcome. --Laverne Hadley

2015-09-02 11:21:17 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Sheriff's Office Activity Report July 2015

From Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss:
  • 28 Warrants of arrest served
  • 8 Criminal cases opened
  • 7 Call response reports written
  • 16 Domestic abuse cases worked.
  • 28 Non-injury accidents worked
  • 7 Injury accidents worked
  • 15 Out of county transports
  • 20 Citations written for criminal activity
  • 36 Civil process papers served
  • 33 Criminal summonses served
  • 41 Subpoenas served
  • 84 Hours of court security provided
  • 132 Vehicle inspections done
  • 474 911 Calls
Adair County Sheriff's Office, Harrison Moss, Sheriff. Suite 20 (second floor), 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728. Phone (270) 384-2776. FAX (270 384-5049. Website: Adair County Sheriff's Office

2015-09-02 11:04:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Vernon Wayne Keith, 46, Adair Co., KY (1969-2015)

He attended Russell Springs Gospel Tabernacle and was a truck driver. His wife, Leisa Keith, survives.

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Vernon Wayne Keith, 46, of Columbia, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:42 A.M. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Graveside service will be Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11amCT, at Jamestown Cemetery, 201 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Todd Barnes officiating. Burial will follow the service. There will be no visitation. Casket bearers: Tony King, Charles King, Richard King, Johnny Crew, Joe Jaworski and Joe Kean.

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2015-09-02 10:32:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: On spending money

'Her Christmas Cards still bring in spending money. There was stumbles along the way, when she start to go big time, dispatched her husband to Louisville ill prepared for the interview she set up, and learned a valuable lesson about being prepared. Still she says, she was more naive than dumb.
Next previous Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: In a small town, it's not about money

By Carol Perkins

By Carol Perkins

Spending money. In this statement it means one thing: "He was spending his own money on the car." In this statement it is different: "I need some spending money." I want to talk about spending money where spending is an adjective.

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2015-09-02 10:08:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

KSP arrests Lexington, KY man on charges related to child pornography

The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect allegedly sharing images of child sexual exploitation online
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By Les J. Williams, Public Information Officer III
Kentucky State Police, Electronic Crime Branch

Lexington, KY (Wed 2 Sep 2015) On September 1, 2015, at approximately 9:15pmET, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Lexington Police Department, arrested Ryan L. Diaz, 27, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

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2015-09-02 10:03:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mike Watson: Old Joseph Turner settlement on Crocus

Photo with complete story

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

In searching through old photos I found this one (accompanying photo) of the Old Joseph Turner settlement on Crocus. I took this in the late 1970s or early 1980s, not many years prior to the devastating fire that completely destroyed all evidence, save for the chimneys. Constructed of log, with parts of it going back to the first Turners on the site, it was one of the oldest buildings in that end of the county. A great loss to all, especially the many, many descendants of the Turner clan.

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2015-09-02 09:43:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

KSP Increasing Patrols During Labor Day Weekend

By Sherry H. Bray

Frankfort, KY - The national campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over runs through Labor Day weekend and is aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were six alcohol-related highway deaths on Kentucky roadways. Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for DUI during that same time period. The 2015 Labor Day enforcement period begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept.4 and extends through Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Kentucky State Police Operations Director Lt. Col. Mike Crawford encourages families to enjoy the holiday while also taking precautions to protect everyones' safety.

"We know there are going to be family celebrations during Labor Day where alcohol will be present, so your best bet is to always designate a sober driver before the parties begin," says Crawford.

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2015-09-02 08:55:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

EDA will hold special called meeting this morning

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Board will hold a Special Called. Meeting Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8amCT, in the board room of the Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, KY.

  1. Grant opportunity for infrastructure to Green River Commerce Park, Lake Cumberland Area Development District - Judy Keltner
  2. Discussion of alternate pad ready site, Alliance Corporation/Arnold Engineering - Jim Decesare & Jeff Arnold
The meeting is open to the public. - Kathy Johnson

2015-09-02 07:07:26 | Comments | Printable version

Division of Forestry accepting orders for tree seedlings

Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell & Taylor Counties are served from from the Forestry Services Central Region office, 120 Gaines Drive, Campbellsville, KY, Phone 270-465-5071. To order your trees or request assistance, call or stop by a regional Kentucky Division of Forestry office. The order form is at Seedling%20Order%20Form.pdf

Frankfort, KY (2 Sep 2015) - With fall just around the corner, Kentuckians should plan their spring tree-planting activities now and order tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF). Seedlings will be available for shipping from January through April.

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2015-09-02 06:55:26 | Comments | Printable version

Workforce Development Specialist at ACHS Tue 1 Sep 2015

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By Robin Loy, College & Career Readiness Counselor, Adair County High School

Mrs. Elizabeth White, Workforce Development Specialist at the Kentucky Career Center worked with seniors on creating resumes in Mrs. Robyn Mantooth's English IV classes today at Adair County High School.

Mrs. White also spoke to students about the importance of good attendance at school and in the workplace.

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2015-09-02 05:40:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Louise Butler: The bus garage was oldest, e most dilapidated

Louise Butler writes:
Please explain to me how the safety and well being of the students would be improved by building a new band room. Besides, the current band building was built many years since the old dilapidated bus garage was built. --Louise Butler
Comments re article 77381 Thinks new band building should have come before bus garage

2015-09-02 05:05:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, 02 Sep 2015

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 2, 2015:
You are not answered
when a distracted dreamer
replies, what is truth?
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 2 September 2015.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1450

2015-09-02 04:53:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 2
Happy Anniversary, Burchell and Vera Couch (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Cecil and Libby Beard (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Doyle and Darlene Bunch (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gary and Lee Ann Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gerald and Ida Doss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kenny and Donna Redmon (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Larry and Betty White (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tamara and Billy Andrew, Jr. (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Billie Kaye Wilson (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Nita Addyson Nobles (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Keith (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Hargrove | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clinis Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Doss (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Blake Flatt (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Cave (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Thad Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Welby Gibson (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Lynn Parnell, Adair Co., KY (1974-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlos "C.B" Floyd Casey Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Voyce Burris, Adair County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Wayne Grider, Cumberland Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ova Ellabeth Bledsoe, Russell Co., KY native (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosemarie Seelye, Russell Springs, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Victor James Stansbury, Lebanon, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Max E. Calhoun, Green County, KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Dee Merritt, Adair County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Carl Taylor Perkins, 94, Greensburg, KY (1918-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherri Riley, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Doris Richerson Kelly, Green Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Simpson, 64, Casey County, KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evert Edsel Wells, 81, Russell Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyndon Dale Thomas, 81, Adair Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Col. Frank Lane Wolford, Adair Co., KY (1817) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Greg Reeder (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oscar Robertson, Russell County, KY (1920-1996) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2015
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM YARD SALES.
Yours not listed? Send now.
Using any Contact/Submit Button. Need help? WE'RE NOW POSTING, for Labor Day Weekend Yard Sales. Call 270-250-2730. | (ID:36253, Comment)
8:00amCTColumbia-Adair County EDA special called meeting. Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY AGENDA | (ID:36203, Comment)
Applications taken today for CAIP grants at Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. | (ID:36234, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance. Not Official. 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: No (0) Event(s) Circuit Court. Sixty-one (61) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Sixty-seven (67) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One Hundred Thirteen (113) 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. Thirty-one (31) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Three (3) 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. Seventy-three (73) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:36256, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Patricia Ann Burton, 60, Adair County, KY (1955-2015) | (ID:36216, Comment)

CHIP is available today at GRAS
Many wonderful, playful kittens, mature cats, dogs and puppies available as well.

Green River Animal Shelter open today, 10am-5pmCT. GRAS, 455 Appleby Drive, Columbia, KY. Suggested Supply donation today: BLEACH, any brand. A check or U.S. Currency Donation

Stop in and see the progress we're making. Thanks, KIM SALLEE Director

(See Animal control pickups and GRAS dogs for adoption in CM Animals - CM)
| (ID:36257, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Everett (Jerry) Ellsworth, 75, Casey Co., KY (1940-2015) | (ID:36243, Comment)
Pause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:36254, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Kenneth Cook, 63, Edmonton, KY (1951-2015) | (ID:36230, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Nora Porter Hammond, 63, Russell Co., KY (1952-2015) | (ID:36225, Comment)
Services, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Vennie Riley Pitcock, 97, Cumberland Co. KY (1917-2015) | (ID:36262, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:36255, Comment)
7:00pmCTLWC Men's Soccer hosts Tennessee Wesleyan at Reuling | (ID:36263, Comment)


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