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Churches of N Adair County will provide free Thanksgiving dinner

By Rhonda Wilson

The churches of northern Adair County are providing A Community Thanksgiving Dinner free to all, Saturday evening, November 11, 2017, at 5pmCT, the Knifley Area Fire Department, 6130 Elkhorn Road, Columbia, KY. The meal will include turkey, ham, sides, dessert and drink. For more information you may contact 270-250-2846 or 270-250-2847 Taste and see that the Lord is good, please join us and enjoy a home cooked meal. - Rhonda Wilson

2017-11-01 21:11:49 | Comments | Printable version

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Darlene Franklin-Campbell to be at Adair Book Fair 4 Nov 2017

2017-11-01 - Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, - Photo from Mike Watson.
Darlene Franklin-Campbell is an Adair County native and an award-winning author. Her work has been included in multiple publications, a few of which include Story South, River Walk Journal, Coal Country, Instructor Magazine and the New Madrid Literary Journal. Her poetry won the Mary Ballard Prize in 2012 and her young adult novel, I Listened Momma won the Predators and Editors award the same year. She is a member of the Elizabeth Maddox Roberts Poetry Society/ Darlene's novels include I Listened, Momma (Old Seventy Creek Press), Touched (Martin Sisters Publishing) and Looking for Pork Chop McQuade (Autumn Sky Press). She just released her first children's book, When I was a Kid in Kentucky. 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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Revival at Kelleyville Community Church 2-5 Nov 2017

Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Road, Columbia, KY in the Kellyville Community of Adair Co. will be having revival November 2-5, 2017, beginning at 6pm CT/7pmET nightly with Bro. John Campbell preaching and the Blakey's Quartet singing nightly. The Blakey's will also be singing in the Sunday morning service beginning at 10:30amCT/11:30amET. Bro. Stanley Watson and congregation invite everyone to attend. - Linda Tucker

2017-11-01 17:01:11 | Comments | Printable version

Revival at GF Church of the Nazarene is 5-8 Nov 2017

Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Hwy 55 South, Columbia, KY, will be having revival November 5-8, 2017, with Rev Michael Perkins. Sunday morning service is at 11amCT. Sunday night through Wednesday night services are at 6:30pmCT. There will be special singing each service. Everyone is invited to attend. - Bro. Brian Fudge, pastor

2017-11-01 15:38:21 | Comments | Printable version

Knifley driver airlifted from scene of single vehicle crash

Victim of single vehicle crash at Knifley, extricated by Adair County Fire Department, flown from the scene to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington,KY

From Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, October 31, 2017 Adair County Sheriff's Office, along with Adair EMS and Fire Department, responded to a single vehicle accident on Knifley Road.

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2017-11-01 15:34:16 | Comments | Printable version

Darrel Robertson will speak at Journey to Recovery 3 Nov 2017

Journey To Recovery, 114 Office Park Dr., Columbia will be hosting Darrel Robertson, Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6pmCT. Please come out and support our speaker and Journey To Recovery Program. Everyone is welcome - Laverne Hadley

2017-11-01 15:26:46 | Comments | Printable version

Margaret Irvin, 83, Russell Co., KY (1945-2017)

She was a restaurant owner. She was a native of Russell County, KY, the daughter of the late H.B. & Eva Rexroat Brown, Sr. She was the widow first of Avery Irvin and later of Bill Griffin. Her final resting place will be in Russell County, KY.
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Margaret Irvin, 83, of Bowling Green, KY, formerly of Russell County, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green, KY.

Graveside service for Magaret Elizabeth Irvin will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11amCT, at the Clear Springs Cemetery. Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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2017-11-01 10:45:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

JIM: An announcement concerning the speed limit in Columbia

Automobilists Beware!

The speed limit in Columbia is 12 miles an hours, and after this date the ordinance prohibiting a faster rate of speed will be strictly enforced. Drive sensibly. You may expect to be fined if the above ordinance is not obeyed. . ./s/ C.C. Jones, Marshall. (From the Adair County News, April 8, 1930.)

Submitted by JIM

2017-11-01 10:19:42 | Comments | Printable version

New ACT Hall of Fame display at entrance to Adair County HS

First honorees listed in full story, along with photo of display by Cameron Grant and Samuel Willis

By Robin Loy, Career & Readiness Counselor, ACHS

There is a buzz among students over the new ACT Hall of Fame display at the front doors of ACHS.

Students are working hard and hope to have their picture added as the year progresses.

"We have made great strides and have successfully increased the percentage of students ready to enroll in credit bearing courses at college by meeting the ACT benchmarks, but we felt as though we really haven't pushed our students enough to strive for even higher scores," said ACHS assistant principal Travis Gay. "First impressions are important, and this is one way we can reinforce the message that high achievement matters. It's the first thing you see as you enter the high school now. ",

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2017-11-01 10:07:44 | Comments | Printable version

Turkey & Ham tea sandwiches, more at today's Caregivers lunch

Betty Judd reminds everyone that she is serving turkey and ham tea sandwiches/ chips / homemade coconut and chocolate pies at the Caregivers lunch. It starts at 11amCT, today, Wed 1 Nov 2017, at the Adair County Extension office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. - Linda Waggener

2017-11-01 08:31:58 | Comments | Printable version

Victoria Pike: Rant about ILLEGALLY placed roadside signs

Vicky Pike takes a hard line - as a taxpayer and landowner and safety advocate, about presumptive placement of signs on public rights of way and on private property. Hers is not a stance against signs per se as a communication medium - just about illegally placed ones. And maybe it's because she had a $600 tractor tire repair bill after a running over a stub of a stake placed on her property by trespassers.
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About: Doug Beard urges enforcement of roadside sign laws

By Victoria Pike
Personal commentary

Thank you, Doug for your concern, on the explosion of a certain type of signage littering our community. I agree 100%.

Some place the same signonly feet apart. If these signs are placed illegally on the right-of-way I see nothing wrong with pulling the dang things up and tossing them. If they are placed illegally I don't think it would be against the law for concerned citizens to take them down. I'd like to see citizens take it upon themselves and go pull them up. (Note: Sounds good - but we'd advise check with lawyers first. - EW)

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2017-11-01 08:25:45 | Comments | Printable version

Lexington, KY: Former Qdoba employee pleads guilty to arson

In his guilty plea, (Bennie C.) Davis admitted that, on April 25, 2017, he entered the Qdoba Restaurant located on East Tiverton Way, in Lexington, after the store had closed and then set fire to the building. Davis had been recently discharged from a management position with Qdoba, a position he had held for several years. He faces a minimum sentence of five years.
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From U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY (Mon 30 Oct 2017) - A Lexington, Ky., man has entered a guilty plea to a federal arson charge, which involved a fire at a local business where he had previously been employed.

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2017-11-01 07:30:49 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball remains No. 1 in NAIA Top-25 Coaches' Poll

Third time in program history and second consecutive time program has been ranked No. 1 in the nation. Fellow Mid-South Conference members Georgetown (KY) is ranked No. 17 and Campbellsville (KY) is ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Top-25 Coaches Poll.
Next: Lindsey Wilson Volleyball at Campbellsville University's Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY, at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Thursday, November 2, 2017. Regular-season finale.

By Christopher Coombs

COLUMBIA, KY - (Tue 31 Oct 2017) - The Lindsey Wilson volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the latest NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Top-25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.

The Blue Raiders received 11 of a possible 17 first-place votes and totaled 462 voting points.

It is just the third time in program history the Blue Raiders have been the No. 1 ranked team in the NAIA and is the second consecutive poll LWC has earned the top spot.

Lindsey Wilson holds the longest active streak in the top-25 with 54 total appearances as the last 26-consecutive appearances have been in the top five. LWC is the only remaining undefeated team in the top-25 poll.

Viterbo (WI), Hastings (NE), Northwestern (Iowa), and Dordt (Iowa) round out the top five.

Fellow Mid-South Conference members Georgetown (KY) is ranked No. 17 and Campbellsville (KY) is ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Top-25 Coaches Poll.

2017-11-01 07:05:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Governor appoints Faron Blakeman to state board

Blakeman appointed to Board for Specialists in Hearing Instruments. Appointments also announced to Breast Cancer Research Board and Commission on Small Business Advocacy
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By Woody Maglinger
News from Gov. Bevin's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Faron Blakeman has been appointed to the Kentucky Licensing Board for Specialists in Hearing Instruments.
- Faron Blakeman, of Campbellsville, is a hearing instrument specialist. He will represent specialists in hearing instruments and serve for a term expiring July 31, 2018.
The Kentucky Licensing Board for Specialists in Hearing Instruments regulates and controls the licensing, conduct and operation of hearing instruments within the Commonwealth.

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2017-11-01 06:45:21 | Comments | Printable version

CES kids use Halloween to raise $300+ for cystic fibrosis study

By Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer<
Campbellsville Independent Schools

Campbellsville Elementary School students, teachers and administrators had fun wearing their costumes on Halloween and raising money for cystic fibrosis research. On Tuesday, October 31, students paid $1 to wear their costumes to school.

In all, about $350 was collected. All money will benefit cystic fibrosis research, in honor of the late Kelsi Brown, who battled the disease. Brown, a niece to CES bookkeeper Patti Caulk and CES special education teacher Libby Caulk, attended Campbellsville Independent Schools several years ago. For more information, or to donate to the effort, call the CES office at270-465-4561.

2017-11-01 06:20:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Video: Highway Crack Sealing

Click on headline for photo, technique used on KY 61, Harrods Fork Community of Adair County

2017-11-01 05:47:54 | Comments | Printable version

Bruce Lee Popplewell, Russell County, KY (1931-2017)

He was a farmer and the patriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY family. He was the son of the late Emitt & Maudie Johnson Popplewell. With his passing, five of the 12 children of this union survive. His wife, Janett Popplewell, survives. He leaves 15 direct living descendants.
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Bruce Lee Popplewell, 85, of Russell Springs, KY, died Monday, October 30, 2017 at the home of a son.

Service for Bruce Lee Popplewell will be held 2pmCT, Thursday. November 2, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Visitation will be after 1pmCT, Thursday. Interment in the Popplewell Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY.

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2017-11-01 05:29:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Wants followup on findings of Youth Needs Assessment

About: Youth Needs Assessment forum held 27 Oct 2017

Joyce Coomer writes
I would like to see an informative article about this . . . one that lists what issues and concerns the youth had, and what they liked about the community and wanted to keep. - Joyce M. Coomer
Thanks, and a very valid point. Hope there's one forthcoming in the future. - EW

2017-11-01 03:57:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Kentucky Color - I'm gonna count this year?/Forsythia

Starting now, naturalist plans to count the months in which Forsythia, and requests assistance from readers. Request reports to "The Bloomer Police at CM."
Click on headline for column with photo of Forsythia in Bloom in October.

By Billy Joe Fudge

I've often said that Forsythia blooms 12 months a year. However, I've never researched it but I, for sure, have seen it blooming in January, February, March, April and now October and November.

The "book" description of Forsythia, sometimes referred to as the Easter Bush, says that it blooms first and then the blooms are quickly followed by green leaves which is of course true. But there is certainly one exception to that rule since this one is blooming in the midst of a full Autumn regalia of Persian plum and Porphyry.

So, I'm gonna count next year and maybe you can help me with this Forsythia Bloom Research Project. If you see it blooming, report it to the Bloomer Police at CM.

2017-11-01 03:40:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM - 01 Nov 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 1, 2017:
Afraid of the world,
small child feels even smaller
thinking of how huge.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 1 November 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2241

2017-11-01 03:27:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 1
Happy Anniversary Perry and Shirley Scott, Marrowbone, KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, "Cotton" and Ann Smith (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Frances and Daril Salyers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Josh & Elisa Blakley (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randall and Jean Nelson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abe Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Camden James Burton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaili Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kobe Dale Johnson (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, MacKenzie Hinkle (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shay England | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tedessa Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Glover | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vickie Karnes (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zach Lynch | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Loy (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen McDermott Noel, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel Otis Lee Phillips, Casey Co., KY, (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine (Gerry) Hicks, Casey Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry W. Koger, Clinton Co., KY native, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernadine Drake, Adair County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Tuey, Russell Co., KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wesley Wade, Summer Shade, KY (d. May 19, 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Phipps Karnes, Knifley, Adair Co. KY (1920-2013)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnold D. Burton, 73, Adair County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindsay Pennington-Akers, 31, Russell Co., KY (1982-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Pruitt, Green County, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eulon Wells Wesley, 90, Glens Fork, KY, native (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Lucille Cox Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Eugene Pedigo, 87, Summer Shade, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Whitlow Thompson Sinclair, Green Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall (Shorty) Lee Walker, Beaumont, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosie K. Bearden, 80, Columbia, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair Co., KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl Dearen, Taylor Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David McFarland, 75, Russell County, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Lee Raffety, Taylor County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Ray Lacy Swan, 75, native of Columbia, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Atwell, Green County, KY (1925-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.

EVENTS for TODAY - no set starting time

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

KYTC District 3 traffic impact 30 Oct through 3 Nov 2017 | (ID:50354, Comment)


Fall forest fire hazard season is in effect!! 1 Oct- Dec 15, 2017 - Donald Hare -(DETAILS) | (ID:50355, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 8am-5pmCT. . Story time 10am-11amCT. Robotics 2pmCT. Bookmobile 8:30am-3:30pmCT, KY 206 Run | (ID:50356, 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. Seventy-one (71) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Seventy-five (75) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) 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. Fifty one (51) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Fourteen (14) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred seventeen (117) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:50359, Comment)
10:00amCTNew artist work at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery | (ID:50304, Comment)
11:00amCTCaregivers free lunch meeting at Columbia Extension Office | (ID:50320, Comment)
Turkey & Ham tea sandwiches, more at today's Caregivers Lunch at the Adair County Extension office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY (STORY) | (ID:50362, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:50357, 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:50316, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Summer Shade, KY, for Bro. Sherman Bowles, Summer Shade, KY (1927-2017) | (ID:50334, Comment)
5:00pmCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Wednesday Evening worship service schedules. | (ID:50358, Comment)
7:00pmCTLWC Theatre to presents: "The Importance of Being Earnest" - Jeremy Cloyd (STORY/FULL SCHEDULE of PERFORMANCES) | (ID:49622, Comment)
LWC Men's Basketball hosts Midway (KY), in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, - Christopher Coombs. (STORY/LAST GAME) | (ID:50306, Comment)
Campbellsville University Basketball v. Western KY Hilltoppers - Hilltopper , Exhibition Game. Diddle Arena,1605 Avenue of Champions, Bowling Green, KY Bowling Green, KY. | (ID:50361, Comment)


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