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Dr. Stephens reminds everyone that Adair Co. Schools in session - Tue 2 Jan 2018

Adair County Superintendent Pamela Stephens reminds students and families that the second semester of school for students starts Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The buildings and buses have been checked and are ready, she says, and asks that all be mindful of the bitter cold weather and to take extra care when driving.

2018-01-01 19:25:49 | Comments | Printable version

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Mr. Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II, Adair Co., KY (1956-2017)

2018-01-01 - Louisville, KY - Photo from Megan Mercer.

Mr. Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II, Adair Co., KY (1956-2017)

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Brad Byington: Advice for new comers to Adair County - rent first

Brad Byington writes:
We moved here 18 years ago. My suggestion is rent for a year, look around, get to know the different communities, look at properties, but take a year. - Brad Byington
Comments re article 94782 Wave as you go by it may help property sales

2018-01-01 19:16:32 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II, Adair Co., KY (1956-2017)

Mr. Lepiarczyk's family requests visitation at the Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, at 3pm-8pmCT, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Prayer of the Holy Rosary will be conducted at the funeral home before the family leaves for the evening. A service to celebrate his life will be conducted at 9amCT/10amET on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1:30pmCT/2:30pmET, at New Concord Cemetery in Garlin at 15 Cecil Blair Road, Columbia, KY

Mr. Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II, of Churchill Place, Adair County, Kentucky, joined our Heavenly Father and those that preceded him in death. He was 61. Mr. Lepiarczyk was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbia, Kentucky. Mr. Lepiarczyk was an avid singer; he began at a young age and continued his performances and recordings throughout his life. He had many accolades including a period of performance with the Kentucky Opera, a choral performance for President Nixon and many awards at the state level. He was also trilingual, an educator and sought to enrich the minds of his students. He was a true patriot; a Sons of the American Revolution member.

Mr. Lepiarczyk was born August 21, 1956 in Ft. Knox, Kentucky and died December 27, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. A native of Louisville, he was a graduate of the University of Louisville and held a master's degree. A devout Catholic, he died on the feast day of St. John the Apostle patron saint of love, loyalty and friendships all of which Mr. Lepiarczyk held dear in life. Mr. Lepiarczyk is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Lepiarczyk. Before marriage, Mrs. Lepiarczyk was Miss Katherine Grider, of Columbia, Kentucky.

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2018-01-01 16:17:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Edna Faye Huff, 66, Casey County, KY (1951-2017)

She was a native of Somerset, KY, and a resident of Liberty, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Luther & Ruth Pearl Stargel Huff. She leaves eight direct living descendants.
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Edna Faye Huff, 66, of Liberty, Ky died Monday January 1, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral service for Edna Faye Huff will be 12pmCT, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. John Bennett officiating. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Thursday. Interment in the Jennie's Chapel Cemetery.

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2018-01-01 15:20:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Olowene Decker Elmore, 78, Casey County, KY (1939-2017)

She was the daughter of the late Claude Decker & Mattie Murphy Murphy Robinson, and the widow of Vallace Denton Elmore. She was a homemaker. She leaves seven direct living descendants.
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Olowene Decker Elmore, 78, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Casey County Hospital, Liberty.

A memorial service will be held at 1pmCT/2pmET, on Friday, January 5, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.

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2018-01-01 14:43:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lonnie Coomer: The Rialto Theater location?

Comments re article 94768 The Movies When talkies came to Columbia's Rialto Theater

Lonnie W. Coomer writes:
Where was the Rialto Theater located on the square? What buildings were next to the theater? When I was very young I went to the movies there, but do not remember the location. - LONNIE W COOMER
Thanks for the question: The Rialto was located in part of what is now the Bank of Columbia. Facing that building, from the left, Russell & Co. was at the corner of Burkesville & the Square; next, separated by a stairs entrance, was the Rialto, then the Bank of Columbia, and at the far right in what is now the Bank of Columbia, the Model Barber Shop.- EW

Mike Watson sends links to photos and a story which further illustrate the location of the Rialto: 1) Mystery photo, Columbia, in days of Rialto Theatre, Russell & Co., posted 2014-12-14 from Mike Watson's collection. And photos linked to this story: Old Photo Of Rialto Brings Back Memories For Many

2018-01-01 11:29:05 | Comments | Printable version

Clarence Wayne Price, 47, Green County, KY (1970-2017)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Trammel Creek Baptist Church. He was employed with Warehouse in Campbellsville as a troubleshooter. He was a 12 year Veteran having served in the United States Navy, including the first Gulf War, as a Nuclear Engineer, and Aircraft Carrier Nimitz. He was the son of the late Cornelius Wayne "Tracy" Price and Gladys Keltner Price. His second set of parents, Russell and Carol Dial, and Dorval Price, survive as do a host of other relatives and friends.
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Mr. Clarence Wayne Price, 47, of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. Wayne Price was conducted at 1pmCT, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY. Visitation was after 9:30amCT, Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service.

A Graveside Service at the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Hwy 208, Lebanon, KY, with full military honors will be conducted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:30pmCT by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard and Bro. Trent Davis and Bro. Todd Davis officiating.

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2018-01-01 11:19:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sunday fire takes home, possessions. Family needs help

By Lisa Greer, Adair Co. Clerk

The family of Eventis and Frances Warren of Robinson Ridge Road Knifley lost their home and all contents Sunday morning due to a fire.
- Eventis wears: Pants 36/29. Shirts large. Shoes 7/8.
- Frances wears: Skirts xl preferably with elastic. Blouses large. Shoes 7.5 or 8 (wide width).
Any and all items clothes or household items would be greatly appreciated.

Items may be dropped off at Adair County Clerks Office, Ste 3, 424 Public Square Columbia Ky. Phone 270-384-2801.

2018-01-01 11:02:09 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Knife Swap Club cancels meeting 2 Jan 2018- weather!

The Adair County Knife Swap Club cancelled Tuesday night's meeting, tomorrow, Jan. 2, 2018 due to weather challenges and the distance some of the members travel.

Meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays. The next meeting will be on January 16, 2018 at 3pmCT at the Masonic Lodge basement, 501 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. - Shirley Moss

2018-01-01 09:53:33 | Comments | Printable version

Wave as you go by, it may help property sales

By Linda Waggener

Stopping in the Adair County PVA office for any changes that might have happened in auto values before going to the Clerk's office for new licenses provided the opportunity to meet some folks thinking of buying property here. The man said, “I told Tammy Stotts (realtor) that we were not going to buy until we look around, we are going to Lexington to see what's there." He said they'd just returned from Danville. "After we’d looked there my wife said let’s go back to Adair County," he said. "I told her OK, why? She said because up here nobody waves at you in passing."

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2018-01-01 09:02:23 | Comments | Printable version

Lenvil McQueary, Jamestown, KY (1936-2017)

He was a native of Russell County, KY, and was a resident of the county at the time of his death in Jamestown, Russell County, KY. He was patriarch of a large respected family. He leaves nine direct and 17 step living descendants. He was the son of the late Ollie Mae (Simpson) & Willis Booge McQueary, and the widower of Alena Chumbley McQueary.
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Lenvil McQueary, 81, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday December 29, 2017, at his home.

Funeral Services will be at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, at 1pmCT, Tuesday January 2, 2017, with Pastor Ralph Hadley officiating. Friends may visit after 11amCT, on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial in the Luttrell Cemetery in Casey County, KY.

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2018-01-01 08:19:43 | Comments | Printable version

Eleanor -Elli- Lipschutz, Casey County, KY (1933-2017)

Elli was known by many in Casey County as "the Dottidale lady". She moved to Casey County in 1984 with her sister Amy and 11 retired Dalmatians. Elli and Amy had owned and operated the nationally known Dottidale Kennel in Millbrook, NY where they bred, raised, and trained champion Dalmatians, some of which were shown at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City as well as other national dog show venues. Elli was a talented artist and enjoyed working with her hands. In addition to her drawings, she designed and created animal dolls with beautiful handmade costumes. She won many awards in local and state fairs with her creations.
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Eleanor (Elli) Florence Lipschutz died on December 30, 2017 at Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to Eugene & Dorothy Braunstone Lipschutz. At her request there will be no funeral or memorial service.

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2018-01-01 07:38:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William -Billy- Houghlin, 43, Knifley, KY (1974-2017)

He was a farmer, lawn care provider and was a dedicated caretaker of his wife and he attended the Christie Chapel United Methodist Church. He was the son of Nancy Jo Houghlin, Greensburg, KY, and the late William Edgar Houghlin, Sr. His wife, Monica Hovious Houghlin, Knifley, KY, survives. He leaves One direct living descendant, a daughter, Nancy Jo Houglin of Greensburg, KY.
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William Edgar "Billy" Houghlin, Jr, 43, departed this life on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Campbellsville, KY, at the Taylor Regional Hospital.

A graveside service for William Edgar "Billy" Houghlin, Jr., will be conducted Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12pmCT/1pmET, at the Chappel Cemetery at Knifley, KY, with burial to follow. Brandon Hovious will be officiating. There will be no public visitation.

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2018-01-01 06:25:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Time to send birthdays for Jan & Feb 2018

. It's a good time to check listings. January's list will be viewable until January 31, 2018 online, after which the February & March list be will featured.

Special shared events in peoples' lives are events which bind a community together. CM Special Events - Daily List of Birthdays, In Memory Birthdays, and Anniversaries - is proof of that.

At 8amCT today, January 1, 2018, there were 51 entries. And we're available to add new ones during the day.

We'll update birthday submissions as soon as possible after receipt of the event, throughout the day.

To add a Birthday, In Memory Birthday, or Anniversary, simply send using any Contact/Submit button.

Special events are scheduled to reappear each year, as listed, until we are notified otherwise. -EW As always: If you need help with your emails to CM. We're just a call away phone call away at 270-250-2730

2018-01-01 06:08:17 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: No rushing into: a sonnet

No rushing into
a sonnet for the birthday of Lisa Comperry
Each sunrise is a new experience,
an on-time only opportunity,
not subject to deferred austere pretense
of having wanted to commune with me.

Each noon on cloudless day is chance to check
if there is instant when we cast no shade,
but always players must advance on deck
and winners struggle to outlast blockade.

Each sunset is a steady welcoming,
no rushing into dark, yet no delay,
inviting daily cares expel the sting
of big and little things that go astray.

All nights deserve to have their special charms
to lull to rest for morrow’s new alarms.
~ Robert Stone, 31 December 2017

2018-01-01 04:23:09 | Comments | Printable version

BJF - On Super Full Moons and the Blood Moon phenomena

Letter acknowledges interest in science
Comments re article 94769 Today New Years Eve Sunday with CM 31 Dec 2017 Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Thanks for the info concerning the Super Full Moons and the Blood Moon phenomenon. - Billy Joe Fudge
Thanks BJ Fudge - We'll try to have more science stories from NASA in the future. We're hoping that more of our readers will record their experiences and send photo(s) from around the area. And a note to photographers The really great photo(s) will have a familiar landmark or skyline, urban or rural, for context . . . Maybe a school, a barn, a courthouse or city hall, a doughboy or other statue. Some of the most interesting will have a figure in front of the supermoon. - EW

2018-01-01 04:10:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today, NEW YEAR'S DAY - 01 Jan 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 1, 2018:
A lover of dogs,
loving no other poem,
loves giving your heart.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 1 January 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2302

2018-01-01 03:56:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Sunday morning ACSO traffic stop in Egypt results in meth arrest

Driver faces other allegations, as well. Officer Josh Durbin is the investigating officer
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.

From Adair County Sheriff's Office

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday morning at approximately 5:15amCT, Deputy Josh Durbin Conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Hyundai being operated by 24 year old Justin Bledsoe of Adair County on Knifley Road in the Egypt community.

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2018-01-01 03:54:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 1
Business Birthday, Burton Ace Hardware | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Adam & Karen Darnell (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Donna & Charlie Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dwayne & Debbie Martin (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James and Tonya Feese (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Wesley Bennett (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benji Coffey (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Frausto | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Maynard (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Conner Wayne Chrisman (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Copeland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dale Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey McClister (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Dean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ken Hill | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Corbin (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Loretta Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael R. Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rita Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Eleanor Stevens Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Calhoun | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Milby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vera Raines (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Willie Wooley (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Diane Edwards, Green Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Lewis McClister (1956-2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert K. Reff, Taylor Co., KY 1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald W. Upton, Russell Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Troutman, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Hedgespeth, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen McElroy, Russell Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Lou Dean, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker, Cumberland Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ancil Lane, Taylor County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joann Bottom, Russell County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oreta Ann Tucker, 66, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Johnson, Adair County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Roy Muncie, Taylor Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Pearl Smiley, Adair Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorkis F. Burton, Adair County, KY (1964-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Burris, Hustonville, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lola Shaffer, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby A. Gaddie, 72, Taylor County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Welby (Jimmy) Baker, Cumberland Co. KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leland Sammons, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Roe Tucker, 73, Russell County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas Coy Wolford, 70, Casey Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vena Raines, 79, Adair Co., KY/Wayne native (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Cundiff, 64, Adair County, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Henry Dotson, 73, Taylor County, KY (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, January 1, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
Sponsored Highlighted Events and Events with No Specific Start Times
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S BREAK: No Classes - Campbellsville University. Lindsey Wilson College. Adair County Public Schools District Campbellsville Independent Schools. Casey County SD. Cumberland County SD. Green County SD, Metcalfe County SD. Russell Co. SD. Taylor County SD. | (ID:51324, Comment)
7:00amCTClosed today: Adair County Board of Education Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Becky Bailey STORY | (ID:51193, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Chamber of Commerce office closed today and tomorrow | (ID:51158, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Odell Robertson, Russell County, KY (1925-2017) | (ID:51310, Comment)
NoonCTService, Chapell Cemetery, Knifley, KY, for William -Billy- Houghlin, 43, Knifley, KY (1974-2017) | (ID:51325, Comment)


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