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Veterans event to be held at MC Middle School 10 Nov 2017

Metcalfe County Middle School is having a Veteran's Day program on November 10, 2017 at 9:45amCT. Refreshments will be served prior to the program. All community members are invited to attend.

Shannon G. Lowe
Metcalfe County Schools District Instructional Coach


2017-10-31 21:33:26 | Comments | Printable version

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Treats on the Town 2017 -- lines went all around the square



2017-10-31 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The lines of Trick or Treaters went all the way around the historic Adair County courthouse on Halloween in Columbia but they moved swiftly and spooks were patient. Sheriff Harrison Moss, center, was among many handing out treats.

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Letter: Tami Branham shares creator of fun Halloween display

Tami Branham writes:
This design was created by Joe A. Strange of Burkesville, KY. He owns the farm it's located on and grows pumpkins to sell yearly. --Tami Branham
Comments re photo 75545 A new take on roadside haystack pumpkin art

Thanks for writing, Tami! It's great to know and share the designer of this fun Halloween display. -- LW


2017-10-31 21:24:16 | Comments | Printable version

Thanks for a great Treats on the Town 2017

By Ellen Zornes, president, Columbia AC Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Selby and I wish to thank all the many businesses, churches and organizations that made this year's Treats on the Town so much fun!

I don't have an official count but we gave out 1,220 candies and kids were still coming. Also a special thank you to our law enforcement folks for making us feel so safe. So till next year, watch out for those ghosts and goblins!

Remember Christmas in Columbia, Saturday, December 2, 2017!


2017-10-31 21:17:20 | Comments | Printable version

Murrell (Red) Corbin, Cumberland Co., KY (1949-2017)

He was a former truck driver for Carty and Carty, Inc. and Key Oil Company. He was born in Cumberland County, KY, was a resident of Green County, KY, at the time of his death, and was a former resident of Adair County, KY. His final resting place will be in his native Cumberland County, just south of Breeding, KY. He was a member of a large, respected family. He was the son of the late Harol Corbin & Melinda Anderson Corbin and the widower of Phyllis Skipworth Corbin. He leaves 21 direct living descendants.
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Murrell "Red" Corbin, age 68 of Greensburg, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY, and Burkesville, KY, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Medical Center at Bowling Green, KY

Graveside service: Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 12pmNoonCT at White Hill Cemetery, in Cumberland County, KY, just south of Breeding, KY. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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2017-10-31 18:09:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Taylor County Grand Jury returns indictments Fri 27 Oct 2017

Indictments brought against 18 individuals from Lexington, Campbellsville, Elkhorn, and Buffalo, KY on charges including robbery, assault, wanton endangerment, trafficking, possession, theft, burglary, receipt of stolen property, exploitation, and unlawful imprisonment.

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 Friday, 27 October 2017:


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2017-10-31 12:02:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Youth Needs Assessment forum held 27 Oct 2017

'The Youth Forum was a wonderful experience. It was quite humbling and eye opening to hear from the youth as they verbalized real concerns about their community from their perspective. I was so impressed with their maturity and willingness to discuss important issues. We, as a community, have much work to do to support our youth and families.' - Debbie Cowan, Family Resource Center Coordinator from Adair Elementary School.
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By Tony Rose, Adair Co. Agent for 4-H and Youth

What happens when you put a large group of adults and teenagers in the same room and ask them to identify issues that are affecting youth in the community? That is what Tony Rose, Adair County Cooperative Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development Agent wanted to investigate when he planned a Youth Needs Assessment meeting for Adair County on October 27, 2017.


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2017-10-31 11:22:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Farm and Garden

Kentucky Mesonet at WKU installing station in Monroe Co., KY

Station will be strategically located on land near Gamaliel Shooting Supply, two miles from Tennessee border
Click on headline for complete story with list of 69 Mesonet Stations in 67 Kentucky Counties

From Western Kentucky University

BOWLING GREEN, KY - (Tue 31 Oct 2017) - The Kentucky Mesonet at WKU is installing a station in Monroe County.

The site near Gamaliel is the 69th station in 67 counties for the statewide network that is the Commonwealth's official source for weather and climate data. The station is the fourth funded and supported through local partnership efforts.


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2017-10-31 10:45:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

GF Church of the Nazarene Men's Conference is 4 Nov 2017

Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Hwy 55 South, Columbia, KY, will be hosting a Men's Conference entitled "Men of the Wilderness" with Rev. Michael Perkins speaking. Session 1 will begin at 10amCT and session 2 will begin at 12 pmCT, Saturday, November 4, 2017. The event is free and lunch will be provided. We invite all men to come and share in this free event. --Brian Fudge

2017-10-31 10:05:17 | Comments | Printable version

Steve Coomer: Compares roadside signs to litter

Steve Coomer writes:
I recently removed an illegally placed sign in my yard by a young woman. I then drove the length of Lampton Lane and she had placed seven more in one mile! I consider it as bad or worse than litter! - Steve Coomer
Comments re article 93670 Doug Beard urges enforcement of roadside sign laws


2017-10-31 10:00:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

KSP Arrests California Man for attempted arson at church

Arrest follows response to call to Macedonia Church in Lyon County to investigate reports of a suspicious person. 24 year old man from Pinon Hills, CA, arrested, taken to McCracken County Jail, Paducah. He now faces multiple charges.
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.

By Senior Trooper Jody Cash, Public Information Officer
KSP Post 1, Mayfield, KY

EDDYVILLE, KY (October 31, 2017) - Kentucky State Police arrested a California man Monday afternoon, after finding him inside a local church attempting to set it on fire.

At approximately 4:30pmCT, Kentucky State Police Trooper Nathaniel Day responded to Macedonia Church in Lyon County to investigate reports of a suspicious person. Upon the arrival of Trooper Day, along with an Eddyville PD Officer, the man was located inside the church.


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2017-10-31 09:20:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Fritz Winter unveils First Phase of Franklin, KY Foundry

Gov. Bevin congratulates German-owned employer in Simpson County . . . Disc brake rotor manufacturer to employ 200 people in initial operation in Franklin, KY
Click on headline for complete economic development story

By Woody Maglinger
from Gov. Matt Bevin's Communications office

FRANKFORT, KY (Tue 31 Oct 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated Fritz Winter North America LP on opening phase one of its iron casting foundry and manufacturing facility in Franklin, a large-scale project producing brake rotors and bringing about 200 new jobs to Southwest Kentucky.


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2017-10-31 09:00:52 | Comments | Printable version

Sulphur Well UMC providing treats plus a family meal

The Sulphur Well United Methodist Church in northern Metcalfe County, KY, is having a Halloween event for the whole family. Starting at 4pmCT tonight, October 31, 2017, they are offering treats for children and a meal for the whole family.

There is no particular stop time, just when the food and treats run out.

Sulphur Well UMC is located at 1755 Sulphur Well-Knob Lick Road, Sulphur Well, KY, just across the river from the famous country ham restaurant.


2017-10-31 08:10:29 | Comments | Printable version

Today, TUESDAY with CM - 31 Oct 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 31, 2017:
Right away, at once,
absence unbearable drives
a need to go home.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2240



2017-10-31 07:43:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Doug Beard urges enforcement of roadside sign laws

' . . . the proliferation of these temporary signs across our county is getting way out of control.' Points out overkill of one organization with over 40 signs on one short stretch of roadway. Now's the time, he says, to enforce before the coming election adds new signs landscape.
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By Doug Beard
Personal commentary

I would like to inquire if there are combined efforts that officials from our City, County and State government are willing to enforce to reduce the amount of clutter that exists on our streets from the literally hundreds of signs that are being placed (many illegally) along our roadways.


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2017-10-31 06:19:24 | Comments | Printable version

LWC 15th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon - 8 Nov 2017

Keynote speaker will be Major Paul Smith, Columbia, KY, who served in the Vietham War.
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By Venus Popplewell, LWC Public Relations Director

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College community will hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon beginning at at 11:30amCT on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, Ky. The luncheon is open to veterans and their spouses or a guest, along with veterans' widows and widowers. There is no charge to attend the luncheon, but guests are asked to RSVP by contacting the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400.


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2017-10-31 05:49:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Fourth graders at CES read, perform spooky stories

Real scary photo(s) - not for fraidy cats - with full story

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-graders recently wrote spooky stories and performed them for their classmates. In Garnetta Murrell's language arts class, students were asked to write a spooky story about Halloween. When finished, students performed their stories by using props and scary sound effects. Murrell turned the lights off in the classroom, and students used flashlights to illuminate the speaker. Students read their stories with a spooky delivery to match their plot. Calen McKinney is Public Information officer for Campbellsville Independent Schools (CIS)


2017-10-31 05:25:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Bro. Sherman Bowles, Summer Shade, KY (1927-2017)

He was a farmer, factory worker and a Methodist preacher and a member of Goodson Chapel Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of a highly regarded family. He was the son of the late Troy & Maude Taylor Bowles and the widower of Edith Hicks Bowles. He leaves seven direct living descendants, spanning four generations.
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Brother Sherman T. Bowles, age 90, of Glasgow, KY, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Glenview Health Care Center in Glasgow.

Funeral services will be Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 3pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with burial to follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be 11am-4pmCT, Tuesday October 31, 2017 at the McMurtrey Funeral Home.


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2017-10-31 03:46:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County Book Fair is Saturday, November 4, 2017

Boasts many local authors and four Kentucky State Book Fair participants
Click on headline for complete list of authors who will be present

By Mike Watson

The Adair County Book Fair will take place this Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, from 1pm to 3pmCT. Adair, Green, Russell, Taylor, Marion and other counties represented, as well as Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and Nashville.


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2017-10-31 03:27:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 31
Happy Anniversary: Jeff and Christine Humpery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Rae Shirley. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Polston (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Spoon Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beckham Kingrey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Grayce Maynard (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doyle Wayne Burton (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eva Wilkinson (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Floyd Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Ann Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Tucker (October 31, 1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacie Shofner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kiara Collins (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Markilia Franklin (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marshall Barnett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mildred Hodges (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, R.T. Gossett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Garmon (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Toby Young (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Weddle, 94, Taylor Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles W. Melton, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judge Jack B. Miller, Crocus, Adair Co., KY native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley C. Jones, 78, Columbia, KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ottis Ray Foley, Russell Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Ronald Stapp, Sr., Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Allen Hisle, Russell Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Atwell Robertson, Center, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Mitchell, Green County, KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gail "Peaches" Gaskin, Adair County, KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Talbot Smith, Cumberland Co, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah E. Withers, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Seymour (Buddy) Shaw, Taylor County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. William (Bill) Austin Sanders, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Allen Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1924 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Vennie Riley Pitcock, 97, Cumberland Co. KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opha Nathaniel Lyons, 55, Taylor County, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joshua Kyle Eastridge, 35, Taylor County, KY (1980-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth L. Moore, 82, Adair County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Rose Jewell, 59, , Metcalfe County, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Louise Taylor (Fields), Edmonton, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Avery Helm, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCT

EVENTS for TODAY - no set starting time

CM Guide to the 2017 Squarecrows. Downtown Columbia, KY. 24 hours thru October 31, 2017.

Story Walk - "The Waltz of the Scarecrow" - Downtown Columbia - Ellen Zornes. DETAILS

GET a JOB: today CM EMPLOYMENT . EMPLOYERS: Fill those critical slots, as early as today! Call 270-250-2730.

Reminder to register for C/AC Chamber Treats on the Town - Debbie Selby Details

KYTC District 3 traffic impact 30 Oct through 3 Nov 2017 | (ID:50338, Comment)
6:00amCT

EVENTS with SPECIFIC START TIMES BELOW

Fall forest fire hazard season is in effect!! 1 Oct- Dec 15, 2017 - Donald Hare -(DETAILS) | (ID:50337, Comment)
7:10amCTCarter White Report. FM 93.5. Tue/Thu each week. STORY | (ID:50339, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 8am-5pmCT. Archival Documents, including 1860 Election Tally from Adair County, KY. Doll House Daycare 9am-9:30amCT. Learning Tree at 9:30am-10amCT. Headstart Miss Shannon: 10am-10:30amCT. Miss Veronica, 10:30am-11amCT. Miss Joyce, 11:10am-11:30amCT. Bookmobile: Pellyton Run. 8:30am-3:30pmCT. | (ID:50341, Comment)
Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 8am-1pmCT (Recurring Event) Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:50347, 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. 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-nine (39) 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. No (0) 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 Events in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Three (3) 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:50340, Comment)
9:00amCT Adair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:50342, Comment)
10:00amCTThe "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Today: Paranormal expert, Tammy White, on radio show Halloween
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) | (ID:50343, Comment)
Services, 10amCT/11amET, Campbellsville, KY, for Gloria Jean Tedder Brown, Taylor Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1929-2017) | (ID:50319, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:50344, Comment)
2:30pmCTThe College Ensembles, Dr. Gerald L. Chafin, conductor,
performs "The Reformation at 500. 1517-2017)"

at Slider Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. Presented by Lindsey Wilson College, Dr. William T. Luckey, Jr. | (ID:50315, Comment)
3:00pmCTNo Camp Casey/Camp Safari at ACES & ACPC- due to Halloween - Dana Harmon STORY | (ID:50349, Comment)
Square closes to vehicles in Columbia, KY for Treats on the Town | (ID:50351, Comment)
4:00pmCTTreats on the Town, 4pm-7pmCT, Public Square, Columbia, KY - Debbie Selby, Chairperson - STORY | (ID:49885, Comment)
Sulphur Well UMC providing treats and family meal | (ID:50350, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:50346, Comment)
Russell County's Halloween "Trick-or-Treating" 5pm/CT--8pmCT | (ID:50322, 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:50345, Comment)
6:00pmCTCreepy Critters program at Columbia Baptist Church | (ID:50199, Comment)

 

























 
 
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