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City of Campbellsville receives $6,593,000 infrastructure loan

Loan will be used to upgrade water system which serves 10,000 customers. Construction is scheduled to start October 2017 and to be completed one year later
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From Commonwealth News Service

The City of Campbellsville received one of three loans approved by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) at KIA's June 2017 meeting.

Campbellsville’s application for a Fund F loan in the amount of $6,593,000 to make system-wide improvements to the city’s water supply was approved by the KIA board. The system is plagued with inefficient operations that demand costly maintenance for the only supplier of drinking water for nearly 10,000 customers.

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2017-06-13 17:15:18 | Comments | Printable version

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John Paul Haggard, Jr. (Shuee), Casey Co., KY (1972-2017)

2017-06-13 - 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY - Photo from McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

John Paul Haggard, Jr. (Shuee), Casey Co., KY (1972-2017)

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Walmart of Columbia, KY Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting is Fri 16 June 2017

Walmart, 2988 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY, thanks everyone for their patience and understanding as they went thru their remodeling. To celebrate there will be a Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June 16, 2017, starting at 9amCT. Weather permitting the Grand Re-opening and Ribbon Cutting will be outside by the Food Court side; or, if raining will be just inside by the food section. The Columbia VFW Post 6097 Veterans Auxiliary will have a presentation and refreshments will be served. - Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce

2017-06-13 16:12:31 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson: 65 years ago, Adair Co. Sesqui-Centennial Observed 13 Jun 1952

Adair County's Birthday: June 3, 1802

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

Sesqui-Centennial of Adair County will be honored by Jane Lampton Chapter D.A.R. on Friday, June 13, over WAIN at 4:00 o'clock. A brief sketch of the organization of the county will be given by Miss Mary Lucy Lowe, historian; Mrs. A.P. White, flag chairman, will honor the flag; and Mrs. Ray Flowers will preside at the piano. Miss Katherine Murrell, radio chairman, Lindsey Wilson College, has arranged the program. - Adair County News, 12 June 1952.

2017-06-13 14:31:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

John Paul Haggard, Jr. (Shuee), Casey Co., KY (1972-2017)

He was a former diesel mechanic and shop foreman. He enjoyed being with his family, motorcycles, and racing, as he was the 4 year track champion in factory street stock cars in Benton Co., IN. He was baptized in Indiana. His wife of 25 years, Iris Schmidt Shuee, survives. He leaves 18 direct living descendants.
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John Paul Haggard, Jr. (Shuee), age 45, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Casey County, KY.

There will be a visitation held 5pm-7pmCT/6pm-8pmET, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. There will not be a service held as cremation wishes will be honored following the visitation.

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2017-06-13 13:19:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary E. Hamlett Armstrong, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland Co., native (1967-2017)

She was a member of Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church and had worked at the Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY. She a member of a respected South Central Kentucky family, the daughter of the late James Richard Hamlet & Mildred Lois Davis Hamlett, who survives. She leaves on direct living descendant, a son, Troy Armstrong of Columbia, KY.
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Mary E. Hamlett Armstrong age 49 years of Columbia passed away Sunday June 11, 2017 at 1:30pmET, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY.

Funeral service Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Bro. Mike Helm the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Pallbearers will be Jeralyn Spires, Jason Reliford, Wayne Hopper, & men from the Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church.

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2017-06-13 11:13:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

PSC fines City of Liberty, KY, for natural gas safety violations

Suspends all but $10,000 of $60,000 penalty, subject to compliance with requirements for system inspections. Because system is municipally owned, it is not subject to PSC regulations as to rates, but is subject to PSC safety oversights.
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By Andrew Melnykovych
News from the Kentucky Public Service Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Tue 13 Jun 2017) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has fined the city of Liberty $60,000 for its repeated failures to conductleakage surveys of the city operated natural gas distribution system.

In an order issued today, the PSC levied the $60,000 civil penalty but suspended $50,000 of the fine until Jan. 1, 2023, subject to Liberty's compliance with conditions set forth in the order.

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2017-06-13 10:09:46 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Primary Center SBDM to interview teacher candidates

The Adair County Primary Center Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet in a special called session on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 1pmCT, at the ACPC, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. The purpose of the meeting is to interview candidates for a teaching position. The meeting will not be open to the public. - Patty R. Jones, Principal

2017-06-13 09:31:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

One injured in rear-end collision at Grant Lane intersection

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe stopped for left hand turn from Campbellsville Road into Grant land when 2016 Chevrolet Crus strikes Tahoe from behind. Driver of Cruz treated on scene and transported to TJ Health/Columbia, for treatment of injuries.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department. Chief Jason Cross

One injured in rear end collision in 1100 block of Campbellsville Road, Colmbia, KY.

Columbia Police responded to a two vehicle collision Monday, June 12, 2107, at 8:44amCT.

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2017-06-13 09:27:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Bessie Faylene Wray, 71, Yorktown, IN/Columbia, KY native (1945-2017)

She was a member of a large, popular Adair County area family.She leaves seven direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in her native Adair County.
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Bessie Faylene Wray, 71, formerly of Columbia and Campbellsville, KY, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Yorktown Healthcare Center in Yorktown, IN.

Graveside service, with burial to follow, will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1pmCT, at Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with Pastor Marty Ballard officiating.

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2017-06-13 08:00:52 | Comments | Printable version

Historian Mike Watson locates book sought by Chris Johnson

But none for sale, at this point in time.

Mike Watson writes:
Thomas Berry, Jr.: "The Family History or the Family Tree of Thomas Berry," the book compiled on the family by Thomas Berry, Jr., bearing publication date of 1931, can be found at the Schmidt Research Library of the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601; available in their open stacks with call number: 929 B534be. The materials of the KHS Schmidt Library do not circulate, but may be used in the reading room.

Eunice Montgomery Wright published a book, "Thomas Berry, Jr., 1851-1936, and His Descendants" in 1985, also housed in the Schmidt Library, 929 B534wri1. There is also a copy at the Library of Congress.

Any other copies may be in private hands. KHS contact information: 502-564-1792 - Mike Watson
Comments re article 91046 Query Looking for a book by Thomas Berry Jr

2017-06-13 06:54:25 | Comments | Printable version

Green Co. SO, KSP investigating Green County shooting

Officers suspect land dispute may have led to incident which led to one man firing handgun into pavement, and other receiving wound from riccocheting round. Alleged shooter arrested. Victim taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

Story by Larry Smith, FM 99.9 the Big Dawg and FM 92.7 the WAVE
Based on information from Green County Sheriff's Office, Robby Beard, Sheriff

The Green County Sheriff's Office responded to a call on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to 5498 Hwy 566 to a gunshot victim.

On arrival, the Sheriffs found Shane Richards suffering a gunshot wound to his arm.

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2017-06-13 06:00:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Harry Furkins says sharing necessary until bypass complete

On trucks and downtown

Comments re article 91047 Letter FM2 wouldnt exist without those big trucks

Harry Furkins writes:
In my 33 years of trucking, I did deliver freight in and around down town Columbia.Mostly to the factories,but sometimes in the alley behind Rudys.I could deliver to several shops from there.Getting to the alley was a chore,l et alone backing 60 ft. of truck through the alley.Allen Taylor seemed to always be the first on the scene.Getting around the courthouse was a trip too.The best solution would be a bypass around Columbia.I don't think that will happen anytime soon.For now we will have to share the road good or bad,be patient,be courteous,and give the trucks some room - Harry Furkins
Thanks, Mr. Furkins for your comments. As you seem to understand so well, there is no effort to stop deliveries in downtown, only to keep through trucks out. There's a huge difference. And, when you mention a bypass, I would assume you are speaking of the one missing link in a "ring road" around Columbia. It's the element which was needed most, was cheapest to build, and should have been the first element in the system: The Eastern Bypass. It's just 2 a little over two miles long, would extend from KY 55 north near Betty's OKCC and will connect with the Cumberland Parkway near the McDonald's Billboard in the WB Lane east of Columbia. With so much talk of infrastructure now, it might be a good time to go for it again. And yes, for now, there's a need to now to share the road until a better solution is found. Practice the Golden Rule - think what Jesus would do. - EW

2017-06-13 04:00:12 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Heritage Association meets quarterly - next 19 Jun 2017

Camp Boyle marker, Historic Courthouse funding topics in June meeting

The Adair Heritage Association has begun meeting quarterly, the third Monday of the quarterly month, with our next meeting being Monday, June 19, 6pmCT at the library, 307 Greensburg Street. We will particularly be discussing Camp Boyle marker, Historic Courthouse and funding possibilities. Any interested person is invited to attend. - Ellen Zornes

2017-06-13 03:36:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Today: TUESDAY with CM, June 13, 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 13, 2017:
One wishes to live
in a place that greets return:
I’m glad you are back.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 13 June 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2100

2017-06-13 03:20:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 13
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Casi Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Matthew and Keri Willis (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candice Robertson (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin Neat Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gabrielle Kemp (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gretchen Burton (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Howard Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Krapf | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janice Newton Reed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Anthony Reliford II (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Sullivan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Ballou (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyla Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luke Rich (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Pelly | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Mayse Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Portia Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Radius Brown. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Russell H. Bennett (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Gladys Murrell Blaydes (1927-2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joseph M. Jones, Green County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Dale Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Jean Wood, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Jones Kilby Bault, Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Lawson Tungate, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Lee Tungate, Taylor Co. KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Whitney Allison Flowers, Adair Co. KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John M. Schwoebel, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1944-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles J.R. Wethington II, Green Co., KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith A. Blackwell Adair County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Anne Anderson, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Scott, Adair County, KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas Dix, 60, Russell County, KY (1953-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Dale Sneed, Taylor Co., KY (1955 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester K. Spears, 77, Cumberland Co, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherri Lynn Stargel , 46, Russell County, KY (1968-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Isabella (Happy) Spears, 88, Burkesville, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Sullivan, Taylor Co., KY, Metcalfe native (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Salyers, Casey County, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary McKinley Pelly, 93, Adair County, KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cornelius Harvey,, 86, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie Noel, 86, Casey Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. John Steward (Stu) Lyons, 82, Adair Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Alfred Squires, 86, Adair County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thornton Crum, Jr., Taylor County, KY (1978-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Bault, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Mae Reed, 72, Adair County, KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Lois Bell, Lebanon, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Lou Kilian, 68, Columbia, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BirthdayTheola B. Skaggs, Jamestown, KY (1924-2011)(1924) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTMike Watson - Adair County's birthday (1802) - (See Mike Watson: 65 years ago, Adair Sesqui-Centennial Observed 13 Jun 1952 by D.A.R.) | (ID:47837, Comment)
4:00amCT Jobs are waiting for you. See in CM EMPLOYMENT .
If you need positions filled, find the best among the readers of Using any Contact/Submit Button. If you have questions Call 270-250-2730. | (ID:47824, Comment)
6:00amCTAdair Farmers Market Open, 409 Fairground Street. (Tue & Fri 6am-10amCT) | (ID:47825, Comment)
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 8am-1pmCT (Recurring Event) Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:47826, 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. Ninety-three (93) Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Fourteen (14) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Five (5) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Thirty-eight (38) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One hundred twenty (12) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two hundred eighty-four (284) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:47833, Comment)
9:00amCT Adair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:47827, Comment)
10:00amCTThe "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) | (ID:47828, Comment)
11:45amCTBarbara Armitage, FM2, will speak at the The Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce at Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY, on the campus Lindsey Wilson College. Barbara Armitage will give us an update on the Farmers Market and Square Meals Cafe, held every Saturday 8am to 1pmCT at their new location, the parking lot at Merchant & Campbellsville Street, across from the City of Columbia office & the Judicial Center. - ELLEN ZORNES, President, Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce. STORY | (ID:47713, Comment)
NoonCTDiabetes Class opens | (ID:47716, Comment)
Adair Co. Little League end of season celebration, at Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY. - RANDY BURNS. STORY | (ID:47783, Comment)
Services 12pmCT/1pmET, Campbellsville, KY, for Thomas William Sprowles, 52, Taylor Co., KY (1965-2017) | (ID:47800, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:47829, Comment)
2:00pmCTMetcalfe County Farmers Market. 422 East Street, Edmonton, KY. - Tuesday sessions 2pm-6pmCT. (Recurrent Event) | (ID:47730, Comment)
5:00pmCTMemorial Service, Campbellsville, KY for Raymond Melvin Broussard, Jr., Taylor Co., KY/Calcasieu Parish, LA native (1950-2017) | (ID:47812, Comment)
ADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:47831, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:47832, Comment)
5:30pmCTCane Valley Baptist Church VBS, 5:30pm-7:30pmCT, 12-16 Jun 2017 - MRS. CONNIE YOUNG | (ID:47625, Comment)
6:00pmCTAt Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY. Vacation Bible School 6-8pmCT/7-9pmET, 12-13-14 Jun 2017, for children ages 4 through grade 6. - MARTHA BOOK. STORY | (ID:47475, Comment)
VBS at Egypt Christian Church, 6pm-8pmCT, 12-16 Jun 2017. - W.M. FEESE, JR. (STORY) | (ID:47732, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Hadley Community Church | (ID:47739, Comment)
The Columbia City Council will meet in Special Called Meeting City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Rhonda Loy. (AGENDA) | (ID:47784, Comment)
Adair County Fiscal Court Regular Meeting. AGENDA
Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:47811, Comment)
Revival at Bloomington Chapel Church 55 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia, KY in revival June 12-15, 2017. - Shirley Moss SPEAKERS/SINGERS SCHEDULE | (ID:47814, Comment)


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