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Mr. Jerry Lee Armstrong, Adair County, KY (1952-2017)

Mr. Armstrong had served in the US Army and was a Vietnam veteran and will be accorded full military honors at committal rites in Mill Springs National Cemetery. He was an automobile mechanic in Knoxville, TN, for several years. He was a native of Tazewell County, VA, and a resident of Adair County, KY, at the time of his death here. He leaves one direct living descendant, his son, Troy Armstrong.
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Jerry Lee Armstrong, 64, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home.

Graveside service Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:30pmCT/2:30pmETm at the Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 W KY 80, Nancy, KY. Full military honors will be presented by the Somerset VFW Post 38, Somerset, KY. Burial in the Mill Springs National Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 8:30amCT, on Friday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.


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2017-08-10 15:23:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Baileys visit and share a memory about Rep. Richards



2017-08-10 - Liberty Road General Store & Diner at lunchtime - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Alberta and Vitus Bailey stopped to visit a moment this week. He grew up on the ridge, "Burton Ridge", and had a story to share about Rep. Jody Richards from their days in the Adair County High School band. He recalls that their band teacher would fill each jug with an appropriate amount of water for tuning so the band could make its best music. Other members of the band with he and Joe D Richards, as he was known then, were Sonny Vance and Thurston Sullivan but he can't remember if there were others. Alberta didn't attend school here, she grew up in Edinburg, IN, the "north end of Burton Ridge" as they said it became known because everybody went north to find work. The two have celebrated over fifty years together. He promises to share a photo of their band if he can find it.

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Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton at ACHS Fri 11 Aug 2017

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will be at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, tomorrow, Friday, August 11, 2017, at 11amCT, to promote her Lt. Gov.ís Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). - Troy Young, Principal

2017-08-10 15:08:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Joyce Turner: Mr. Oakes is right about Ono location

Joyce Turner writes:
Mr Oakes is correct ONO is near Eli, my grandparents are buried there; I am well acquainted, because my Fosters, Johnsons were raised there .v Thank you --Joyce Turner
Comments re article 92092 Zachery Oakes Ono is near Eli


2017-08-10 15:05:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Joyce Coomer: Horses can eradicate Johnson grass

Joyce Coomer writes:
Johnson Grass Problem - The best I can tell, from simple observation throughout the years, Johnson grass thrives in places where herbicides have been sprayed.

For several years in the 1960s and 1970s, in the bottoms along Green River on Highway 70 just west of Liberty, the University of Kentucky had test plots for Johnson grass eradication. I have no idea what they were utilizing for eradication (assumed it was herbicide of some sort) but the Johnson grass was thriving and taller and greener and growing more thickly than the corn it was supposed to have been eradicated from.

The only thing I have seen that will eradicate Johnson grass from a plot of ground is horses as they will pull up and eat the roots. At least mine did.
- Joyce M. Coomer


2017-08-10 13:26:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Transportation great for first day of school in Adair County

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By Mr. David Jones, Transportation Director, Adair County Schools
From Rita Carter, Administrative Assistant

Busses are rolling in Adair County today, August 10, 2017. Mr. Jones and all his drivers are excited for a new school year and want parents to know that they will do everything they can to assure that your children have a safe trip to and from school each day.

Please feel free to call us at 270 384-2476 if you have any questions regarding a route or bus number for your children.


2017-08-10 10:11:00 | Comments | Printable version

Ella Mae Hubbard Wood, Metcalfe County, KY (1939-2017)

She was a homemaker and attended the Bread of Life Church. She was the daughter of the late Abraham Hubbard & Allie Mae Jones Hubbard, and the widow of Drexel Wood.
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Ella Mae Wood, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her home in Edmonton, KY.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 1pmCT, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Wood Family Cemetery. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Thursday, August 10, 2017, and Friday morning from 9amCT, until service time.


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2017-08-10 09:44:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Walter Bennett, 83, Adair Co., KY native (1934-2017)

He was born in Gradyville, Adair County, KY. He was the son of rhte late Dallas Ray Bennett & Nora Katherine Wheeler Bennett. He leaves many brothers and sisters in Campbellsville, Columbia, Fairplay, Russell Springs, as well as Hart County, KY, in addition to his family in Indiana. He was a hardworking man, who loved his wife and family very much. He and his wife of 58 years, Katherine. married on July 30, 1959 after only two months of courtship. He worked as a machinist for Overton & Son in Mooresville for over 35 years, before retiring. He was also a member of the Shelby Street Lighthouse Church. He will be greatly missed
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Walter Bennett, 83, of Mooresville, went to be with The Lord on August 8, 2017.

Funeral services will be held for Walter Bennett at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 39 East High Street Mooresville, IN, with visitation Saturday from 9amCT/10amET until time of the service. Burial will follow the services in White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, IN.


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2017-08-10 09:09:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

BJF: State could lower speed for courthouse worker safety

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
I bet since it is a state road, as I am so often reminded, that the state would lower the speed limit to, say, 10 mph around the square to help protect those working on the Courthouse. --
Comments re photo 74175 Busy Courthouse Chimney restorationreminder of Joe Moore art


2017-08-10 07:44:47 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson: The Permanent Settlement of Adair County

A little early history of our town and county for those who are so inclined to learn more about their place upon this continent.
This is a historical sketch on the subject of Adair County's earliest permanent settlement as written by Judge Rollin T. Hurt, Columbia, Kentucky, 1919. The following, in the original tone of Judge Hurt, was published some years ago as "History of Adair County, Kentucky, by Judge Rollin T. Hurt" and edited by Mike Watson. A few clarifications have been made, as footnotes and/or in brackets, to aid the reader.
Previously on ColumbiaMagazine: William Casey sketch from Judge Rollin T. Hurt

by Judge Rollin T. Hurt
Prepared and submitted by Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

The permanent occupation of the territory which now constitutes Adair County, to any considerable extent, was accomplished by Colonel William Casey and about thirty other men, some of whom had families and who joined themselves together upon the Hanging Fork of Lick [Dick's or Dix] River, in Lincoln County, and moved in a body to Adair County.

Mr. [William B.] Allen, in his History of Kentucky, says that this movement occurred in the spring of the year 1791. There is no record anywhere which will verify the correctness of this statement as to the date of its occurrence.

These men of the woods, though they made it, did not write history. They did not keep records, and no one has arisen to write the history made by them except Mr. Allen; and the facts which he relates pertaining to them and their history are meager. The statements made by Mr. Allen with reference to this were founded necessarily upon tradition, and were not written until as much as eighty years had passed away after the occupation of the county. The fact, however, does not militate against the accuracy of the statements if the information was acquired from men who had associated with the pioneers and heard the stirring story of their lives and actions from their lips.


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2017-08-10 07:37:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Fish Fry at Barnetts Creek UMC is 19 Aug 2017

The Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church, Barnett's Creek Road, Columbia, KY, near Pellyton, will hold a donations only fundraiser Fish Fry starting at 5pmCT, Saturday, August 19, 2017, serving fish (chicken too, but limited), hushpuppies, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, dessert, and drink. Event will benefit the church building fund. Contacts: Bro. Steve Janes 270-566-4732 or Rhonda Wilson 270-385-9429.

2017-08-10 07:36:17 | Comments | Printable version

Zachery Oakes: Ono is near Eli

Zachery Oakes writes:
Ed, There is an Ono community also in Russell County. It is near the Eli community. - Zachery Oakes
Comments re article 92082 Sano Ono and Uno know where these towns are


2017-08-10 07:28:13 | Comments | Printable version

30th Reunion, ACHS Class of 1987: Sat 16 Sep 2017

Adair Class of 1987 will be having its 30th reunion, Sat 16 Sep 2017, at Sleep Inn, 350 Dohoney Trace, Columbia, KY beginning at 5:30pmCT. Reservations, due 16 Aug 2017, may be mailed to: Teresa Absher 10476 Liberty Road Columbia, Ky 42728. --Danette Hancock

(Ad) See Class Graduation Lists in: CM Reunions


2017-08-10 07:16:34 | Comments | Printable version

60th year ACHS Class of 1957 reunion 30 Sep 2017 at LWC

Reservations deadline is August 30, 2017

By Margie Collins

The 60th 1957 ACHS Class Reunion will be held this year at at 5pmCT, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Lindsey Wilson College Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY, Reservations deadline August 30, 2017. $25 per person. Contact: 270-250-3004 or 270-250-3162. - Margie Collins

Adair Class of 1987 will be having its 30th reunion, Sat 16 Sep 2017, at Sleep Inn, 350 Dohoney Trace, Columbia, KY beginning at 5:30pmCT. Reservations, due 16 Aug 2017, may be mailed to: Teresa Absher 10476 Liberty Road Columbia, Ky 42728. --Danette Hancock

(Ad) See Class Graduation Lists in: CM Reunions


2017-08-10 06:53:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Data breach settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announces that State General Fund will receive more than $80,000 from settlement; 720 Kentuckians affected by data breach. Consumer protection class action lawsuit is currently underway.
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FRANKFORT, KY. (Aug. 9, 2017) - Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that Kentucky's General Fund will receive $80,000 from a settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, concerning an October 2012 data breach.


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2017-08-10 06:45:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Letter: Location of Ono from Larry Murray

Larry Murray writes:
Ono is in Russell county just outside the suburbs of greater downtown Eli, nestled on the banks of Lake Cumberland - Larry Murray
Comments re article 92082 Sano Ono and Uno know where these towns are


2017-08-10 05:46:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Carol Perkins: Grandson Luke & his rich KY musical ancestry

A visit to the Opry to experience what his great-great uncles Lonzo and Oscar had been a part of for years. In Edmonton and the Hornet's Nest Pickers where Luke learns that, in Metcalfe County, students and faculty are close friends. A private visit with Greg Martin of the Headhunters. An idea for a book. And a visit with Lavon Lile and Glenna. And more.
Next earlier column: Carol Perkins: Dog sitting Winston, Part II

By Carol Perkins

During our oldest grandson's visit with us, my goal was to make it a "local talent" week. He has been playing guitar for several years so a little more inspiration never hurt anyone! After picking him up at the airport, Guy and I took him to the Friday night Opry mainly because I wanted him to experience what his great-great uncles, Lonzo and Oscar had been part of for years.


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Shirley Simpson Long, Green County, KY native (1941-2017)

She was a devoted and loving mother and homemaker. She enjoyed word search puzzles, loved collecting roosters and hens of all sorts and she enjoyed bird feeding and watching. Her husband of 60 years, James R. Long, survives. She was the daughter of the late Lucian Simpson & Alice Gardner Simpson of Green County, KY. She leaves many relatives in Green and Metcalfe Counties of Kentucky to carry on her legacy.
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The funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Simpson Long will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN with entombment to follow in the Floral Park Cemetery, 415 N. Holt Ave., Indianapolis. Visitation is requested after 8amCT/9amET, Thursday at the Stevens Mortuary until time of the funeral service.


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2017-08-10 04:16:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Robert Cumming: Study has Columbia 9th safest in Kentucky

Robert Cumming writes:
Safety and security experts SafeWise.com recently released the top 20 safest cities in Kentucky with populations over 4000 based on such factors as violent and property crimes and Columbia ranked ninth out of 20! Great news for local law enforcement, insurance rate adjustors, real estate agents, chamber of commerce and local residents enjoying a better quality of life - Robert Cumming
Thanks, Robert Cumming. Yes, that's new to us. Thanks for telling us. And everyone eager to see the source, check: www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-kentucky for the 20 safest cities. The number one? Can you guess? Adair County has two communities with the same name, but the number one safest city in Greenup County. - CM


2017-08-10 03:51:43 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Color: All Signs

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Summer's End is Drawing Near
Rose hips all cocky, orange and round.
Crabapples red upon the ground.

Yes, summer's end is drawing near,
All signs, earth and sky make it clear.
- Billy Joe Fudge, August 9, 2017)


2017-08-10 03:36:04 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM - 10 Aug 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 10, 2017:
Sarcastic response
to unwelcome disclosure,
blisters messenger.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 10 August 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2158



2017-08-10 03:18:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 10
Happy Anniversary, Wesley and Amanda Bryant (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Shillings (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benton Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Dean Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dawn Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Hoskins (August 10, 1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harold Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Arthur Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamison Ford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Pike (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kamryn Alice Hickerson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luci Conover | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Hinton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nevaeh Overstreet (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Scott Guffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Albert Burton (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Juanita Charlene Lewis, Burkesville, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie C. Willis, (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelma Thompson, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Arvin Edward Whitlow, Green Co., KY (1917-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vickie Taylor Dulin, Adair Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Sprowles, Green Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christopher Lee Johnson, Glasgow, KY (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Dean Helm, Columbia, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Wethington, 43, Casey County, KY (1969-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard (Lenny) Jones, Casey Co., KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis Wright Scott, Green County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael E. (Sleepy) O'Banion, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mark Anthony Jones , Taylor County, KY (1968-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Stephens Grider, Burkesville, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Fudge, 75, Breeding, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Brenda York Brown, 64, Cumberland Co., KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Mae Curry, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Jerry Hammer, Monroe Co. (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brittany Leigh Shoopman, Dunnville, KY (1978-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anthony Hogue, 47, Liberty, KY (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tresa Ann Smith, 51, Russell Co./Adair native, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha L. Wethington, 86, Casey Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eli Stephens, 94, Russell County, KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shella Pearl Atwood Terry, 86, Casey Co., KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,David Inscho, (1965-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Harold Morton, Jr., Adair County, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCT Adair County School Starts today for students Send Your Yard Sale NOW using any Contact/Submit button. Call 270-250-2730. if you need help. Buyers: Plan your Yard Sale route. | (ID:48755, Comment)
7:00amCT Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service Road, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782 Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed from 7am-3pmCT. Thu-Fri Bins are available outside; Supervisor will be in and out of shelter from 7am-3pmCT. | (ID:48756, Comment)
Pedestrians, motorists reminded that courthouse chimney restoration is underway | (ID:48757, Comment)
7:10amCTCarter White Report. FM 93.5. Tue/Thu each week. STORY | (ID:48629, 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) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Thirty-one (31) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) 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. Eight (8) Court Events in Circuit Court. Five (5) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Seventeen (17) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:48760, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, 10amCT/11amET, Indianapolis, IN for Shirley Simpson Long, Green County, KY native (1941-2017) | (ID:48761, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Jamestown, KY, for Robert L. Bertram, Russell Co., KY (1940-2017) | (ID:48733, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:48774, Comment)
4:30pmCTColumbia/Adair County Utilities District Board of Commissioners Meet at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. AGENDA | (ID:48750, Comment)
5:00pmCTPause for Chimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:48758, Comment)
6:16pmCTColumbia Planning & Zoning Hearing, re 401 Tutt Street, Columbia, KY (DETAILS) | (ID:48531, Comment)
9:00pmCTPOST YOUR EVENT FASTER: If your event is very important to you and the community, send it in the body of an email, with only edwaggener@gmail.com in the address line. Or call 270-250-2730. Or only to CM Contact-Submit. We check filtered items - those to multiple addressees when time permits. | (ID:48759, Comment)

 

























 
 
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