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Field Day at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest

Science rules the day for over 40 students from four counties - Adair, Green, Taylor and Marion - at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest
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by Linda Waggener
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - High school and middle school students from four Kentucky counties attended the first field day of the semester at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest (CHMF), a regional center for environmental education and research, October 21, 2014.

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2014-10-30 19:26:56 | Comments | Printable version

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Field Day: Corn Snake considers iPhone in this selfie

2014-10-30 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, Campbellsville University.
The colorful Kentucky Corn Snake, one of the stars at Clay Hill Memorial Forest's first workshop, poses while his holder, Campbellsville University student Joshua Williams, makes a selfie with his iPhone to send home to India. The other hands are those of Andrea Drayer, a biologist from the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry who engaged students in learning about amphibians and reptiles.

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KY Afield Outdoors: 5 Questions with Deer and Elk Program Coordinator

By Kevin Kelly

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's modern gun deer season opens statewide on Nov. 8. When it does, Gabe Jenkins will have been in his new role as the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' deer and elk program coordinator for a little more than a month.

"It's been exciting," he said. An avid hunter, Jenkins grew up on a farm in the small southeast Ohio village of Rutland. After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, he was hired by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in 2007 to work in the deer and elk program.

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2014-10-30 18:14:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Martha Lovie Murley, Willow Shade, KY (d 29 Oct 2014)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected family. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie Lois Brown Murley, and was of the Baptist aity. She leaves 40 direct living descendants.
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Martha Lovie Murley, age 94 of Willow Shade, died Wednesday October 29 at Glenview Health care.

Funeral services will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro. Roy Grissom officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont cemetery in Metcalfe County, KY. Visitation will begin Saturday, November 1, 2014 after 2pmCT, at the funeral home.

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2014-10-30 17:01:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

DAV Service officer will be at VFW Post 6097 3 Nov 2014

By Joe Hare

On Mon 3 Nov 2014, 08am-11amCT. Don Price, DAV service officer will be at VFW Columbia Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, entry by the side door, Columbia, KY. Service is on a first come-first served basis. This service is for any veteran. - JOE HARE, Post commander

Please bring all prior corresponsdence with the VA or if just filing a claim, you must have acopy of your DD-214 or othe rproof o service. Having this information is very important to you being able to file a claim.

2014-10-30 16:48:25 | Comments | Printable version

Jennett Elizabeth Brown, Breeding, KY native (1949-2014)

She was a native of Breeding, Adair County, KY and a resident of Clark County, IN, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late ohn Archie and Marie Wilson Wheeler. she leaves 11 direct living descendants. She was retired from Bell South Phone Company and previously worked in the cafeteria of Great Clark County Schools. Her final resting place will be in her native Adair County, at Antioch Cemetery.
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Jennett Elizabeth Brown, 65, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10amCT/11amET at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Pkwy, Jeffersonville, IN with visitation on Friday from 4-8pm and after 9am Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial in Antioch Cemetery, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY Adair County with a graveside service at approximately 1pmCT.

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2014-10-30 16:04:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Excerpt from my yet to be written Novel. 'Haunted Hills'

By Shamarie Claiborne

Luna found the old tree she was hiding against was sufficient enough to catch her breath. She had ended up right beside what was left of an old road, in the heart of what folks in these parts called Hurt Hollers. She had to slow herself and her mind down. Slow deep breaths, she told herself, slow deep breaths. As her breathing slowed, her thoughts become clearer and suddenly she knew she had to make some decisions. As her mind had cleared, she finally smelled the rain in the air and the realization that her body could not take another night unprotected made her already empty stomach, even sicker. Even with the unusually warm weather of late, she knew tonight would be a completely different story.

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2014-10-30 14:45:52 | Comments | Printable version

Michael Stephens Irvin, Russell County, KY (1943-2014)

He was a highly regarded member of the community. He was a native of Boyle County, KY and a resident of Russell Springs, KY, at the time of his death. His wife, Judith Irvin, is the former Judy Wallace of Edmonton, KY. He leaves 10 direct living descendants. Michael was retired from Kentucky State Department of Social Insurance and was a member of Russell Springs United Methodist Church.
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Michael Stephens Irvin, 71, of Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 a this home.

Funeral service for Michael Stephens Irvin were 1pmCT, Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jim Kingry & Bro. Dan Flanagan officiating. Visitation was 6pm-9pmCT, Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial is in the Russell Springs City Cemetery. Grandchildren served as pallbearers. Special music waas rendered by Dean & Sheila McKinley

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2014-10-30 13:43:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

SCC Alumna, Professor, honored by National & State PTAs

Natalie "Chris" Garland, Burkesville, KY, currently at Cumberland County Hospital, receives Emerging Leader Award
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By Allison Horseman
News from Somerset Community College

SOMERSET, KY - Natalie "Chris" Garland, an alumna of the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, and John "Steve" Hammons, PTA associate professor and director of the SCC McCreary Center, were both given awards recently from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA).

Natalie "Chris" Garland
Garland, a graduate of SCC and currently a PTA and department director with Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, was recently named one of 17 national emerging leaders by APTA. She was also presented with the 2014 Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Service Award by the KPTA.

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2014-10-30 11:08:10 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball hosts Campbellsville at Biggers 30 Oct 2014

Fans are encouraged to attend tonight's match dressed in Halloween costumes

By Matthew Stokes
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY The No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team hosts Campbellsville (KY) at 6pmCT on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

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2014-10-30 10:40:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Breeding Area Fire Dept.'s Chili Supper/Auction - Sat 1 Nov 2014

By Brandon Harvey

Adair County's big pre-election event will be Sat 1 Nov 2014 with big Chili Supper/Auction at the The Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department, 290 Fire Department Lane, Breeding, KY, starting with a Blood Drive 2pm-6pmCT, the Chili Supper ($7 donation for adults; kids free), starting at 4pmCT, and the auction starting at 6pmCT. Anyone who would like to donate items for the auction can do so by bringing them to the BAVFD or calling Linda Affolter at 270-250-2730. Brandon Harvey

2014-10-30 09:55:58 | Comments | Printable version

Harrodsburg native Elizabeth G. Burton joins Lifeline Homecare

Mercer County native, Wayne County resident joins the Executive Management Team of Somerset, KY based Lifeline Homecare
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Special to

Lifeline Homecare has tapped Elizabeth G. Burton as the newest member of its executive management team. As Director of Marketing and Sales Enablement, she will help lead efforts to develop and execute sales, communications, outreach and marketing strategies for the Lifeline Homecare portfolio of services.

A native of Harrodsburg, KY, Elizabeth currently resides in Somerset, KY with her husband John and son Eli, 3. Elizabeth's husband John is Vice President of Burton Farms, Inc. based in Monticello, KY.

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2014-10-30 09:29:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Agenda, Columbia City Council, 3 Nov 2014 regular meeting

The Columbia City Council will meet in Regular Session at 6pmCT, Monday November 3, 2014 in Regular Session. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 116 Camp[bellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Items on the agenda include:
  1. Motion to approve minutes of the October 6, 2014
  2. Motion to accept Zone Change at 613 Tutt Street
  3. Citizen Comments
  4. Introduction and 1st Reading of Ordinance No. 730.3. An Ordinance implementing a curfew at the Columbia City Park located on Fairground Street.
The meeting is open to the public. - Rhonda Loy, City Clerk
COLUMBlA CITY COUNCIL holds its regular monthly meeting each first Monday at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris. Councillors Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Robert Flowers, Dr. Ron Rogers, Charles Grimsley, and June Parson. City Clerk Rhonda Loy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent O'Shaughnesy Frazier. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe.

2014-10-30 09:05:28 | Comments | Printable version

Sharon Whitehurst wants to know what local phrase means

It's a question for the likes of Billy Joe Fudge, author of the Great Wooded South Lexicon; comments welcome from all however to help end he confusement

Sharon Whitehurst writes:
Many of us delight in the process of choosing a word or phrase to express our appreciation of natural beauty, wildlife or weather--I've heard us described as 'word-smiths.'

The rich heritage of the English language offers us a vast range of descriptive adjectives and adverbs to cover every nuance of perception.

I tend to pounce on a new word and either reject it or tuck it away in my personal lexicon.

I have to add that nearly 5 years in Kentucky have introduced me to local figures of speech which may at first be confusing. The one that still trips me is 'I wouldn't care to do that.' To make sure I understand I usually ask, 'Do you mean you don't mind doing that--or would you rather not?' --Sharon Whitehurst
Comments re article 70708 Letter On Photographing Trees

2014-10-30 07:55:08 | Comments | Printable version

Comer Welcomes Transy to KY Proud Farm-To-Campus Program

Farm to Campus is major element in development of garden industry across Kentucky - enhancing opportunities of enterprises such as the nationally recognized Farmers Market on the Square as well as the Farmers Market at the Extension service and other markets in the CM 7-County area

By Ted Sloan
News from the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture

LEXINGTON, KY- Agriculture Commissioner James Comer applauded Transylvania University leaders for their commitment to their students, faculty, and staff as well as local farmers as Transylvania joined the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony Wednesday on the university campus.

Standing in front of dozens of locally grown pumpkins on the steps of the Old Morrison Administration Building, Commissioner Comer said the Farm to Campus Program helps farmers and participating universities develop a business relationship.

Transylvania joins Asbury University, Campbellsville University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, the University of Louisville, Morehead State University, Murray State University, and the University of Pikeville in the Farm to Campus Program.

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2014-10-30 07:27:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair County Schools make major changes, make history

School Board report 28 Oct 2014 special meeting
Transition to college won't be so strange with job title changes: Two now addressed as "Dean." School bus garage is next construction project. Canopies on schedule. Satellite campus move in is only three-four weeks off. Funding appears available for new 3-bay building with outside bus-washing facility and safe parking or bigger, standard, money saving busses for the future.
Click on headline for interview story summary of latest school board meeting with photos. (c) Special Education report
Interview with Supt. Alan Reed following Tue 28 Oct 2014 School Board meeting

At Tuesday night's school board, major history was in academics, Superintendent Alan W. Reed said in an interview Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2014. First of all, he said, an item with the simple Agenda title "Job Title Changes," is a big deal.

One change is for Phyllis Curry, now instructional supervisor. She is now Academic Dean.

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2014-10-30 06:53:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Life in the Holler - An Autumn Album

Click on the headline for an album of rural autumn scenery from The Holler. A photo essay by Shamarie Claiborne.

2014-10-30 06:44:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Shamarie Claiborne - Life in the Holler

Egypt Christian Church plans Halloween Events 30 Oct 2014

Children are invited to Trunk of Treats at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY on 5pm-7pmCT, Halloween Night, Fri 30 Oct 2014. In case of rain the event will be in the church basement. A hayride is scheduled for all ages on Saturday, 1 Nov 2014 beginning at 4pmCT. Following the hayride there will be a bon fire with lots of good food for everyone to enjoy. Will Rich, youth pastor invites everyone to attend. - Paul Patton

2014-10-30 06:10:13 | Comments | Printable version

DPI features Al Cross, Ronnie Ellis, and Trey Grayson

Dr. John Chowning moderates forum at Campbellsville University

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University's Dr. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president of CU, interviewed Trey Grayson, president and chief executive office of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Ronnie Ellis, state reporter for CNHI Newspapers in Kentucky; and Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, for his "Dialogue on Public Issues" show.

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2014-10-30 05:23:33 | Comments | Printable version

Fraud Hotline open during Tue 4 Nov 2014 Election

By Allison Gardner Martin
Communications Director, office of Kentucky Attorney General

As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway reminds Kentuckians that they can help his office combat vote fraud by utilizing his Election Fraud Hotline. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call the Election Fraud Hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).

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2014-10-30 05:15:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

A Special Thank You to Brenda Mann from C/AC Chamber

From C/AC Chamber of Commerce

A "Special Thank You" to Brenda Mann for serving as Chairman of the Golf Tournament. Brenda serves as Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, but stepped up about two weeks prior to the golf tournament to serve as Chairman. She did a fantastic job organizing, getting sponsors, registration, etc. Because of her efforts, the event was a success. Brenda Mann is truly an asset not only to the Chamber but to Columbia-Adair County. Brenda, You are appreciated! - from Columbia/Adair County Chamber Insights, received 29 Oct 2014

2014-10-30 05:09:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Poetry by Robert Stone: This one who - a sonnet for a birthday

This one who
- a sonnet for the birthday of Terri Powell Haight
Content to be alone, large crowd unnerves
this one who, keeping going unaware
with concentration so intense none swerves,
ignores the garden wandering black bear.

Quite introverted, smaller groups more suit
this one who, fearing what might come between
the outer show and inner attribute,
desires the body language to be seen.

Though private, love of touching holds in sway
this one who, needing fingers backward tugged
to keep from fragile art and friend each day,
rejoices when the other would be hugged.

Revealed reluctantly, all senses seize
this one who with life's goodness is at ease.
- Robert Stone, 29 October 2014

2014-10-30 04:11:17 | Comments | Printable version

Four names sent to Governor as 4th Wildlife District nominees

Fourth Wildlife District includes: Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue Marion, Metcalfe, Monoe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington Counties. (c)

GREENSBURG, KY (28 Oct 2014) - Four men, Barry Stotts, John Lane, Joe Carpenter, and Tommy Peppers, received nominations for the 4th District of Kentucky Fish & Wildlife board at Green County High School on Tue 28 Oct 2014.

Greg K. Johnson, Commissioner of the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife presided, at the meeting, attended by some 150.

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2014-10-30 03:54:09 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, 30 Oct 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 30, 2014:
One may need a day
without tame domestic joys
but not everyday.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 30 October 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1143

2014-10-30 03:29:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 30
Happy Birthday, Chelsea Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donita Loy Hortillosa | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Orley Absher (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffanie Shelton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tonya VanArsdale Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aleta S. Neagle, 82, Green County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert Nolley, Taylor Co. native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Henningsen, Glens Fork, Adair Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Nicely, 78, Casey Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl T. Jessie native, Adair Co, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Bell, Taylor Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Brown, Casey Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Blankenship, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daniel William (Billy) Mitchell, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ilene Fisher, Russell County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Panza Okla Delp, Liberty, KY - Roley, Adair Co. KY native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Biggs, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Troutman, 96, Adair County, KY (1917-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory, Fern Johnson, Casey Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 30, 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:30537, Comment)
8:00amCT7 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: One (1) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Event(s) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-seven (37) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Eighteen (18) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Six (6) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Twenty-six (26) Event(s) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:31060, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY for Dimple Jane Gilbert, Russell County, KY (1926-2014) | (ID:31031, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:30598, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:30568, Comment)
6:00pmCTLWC Volleyball hosts Campbellsville at Biggers, 360 Spickard DR, Columbia, KY | (ID:31064, Comment)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:30653, Comment)
7:00pmCTProof by David Auburn by LWC Theatre Program
Tickets required: 270-590-4803 or
at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:30440, Comment)
8:00pmCTCAUD hydrants will be flushing waterlines on KY 768 from Glens Fork to Highway 1952 and KY 704 from the beginning to 9095 Fairplay Road 8pm-4pmCT. If you notice someone during these hours where we have flush valves know they are only flushing lines and should be in a company marked truck. - Jennifer Carter | (ID:31023, Comment)


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