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Larry Shofner, Taylor County KY native (1953-2018)

"He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed golf, basketball and fishing. Larry was a man who never met a stranger and always put a smile on your face. We will miss you Big L."

Larry Dale Shofner was born in Campbellsville, KY, on June 20, 1953, and left behind his family and friends on February 7, 2018, in Pasadena, Texas.

There will be a memorial visitation from 6-8pmCT/7-9pmET Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, Texas.

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2018-02-08 15:30:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Chelf Motor Company direct mail in 1927

2018-02-08 - Columbia, KY - Photo from family collection .
This card from Mitzi McKinley Bault's family collection would have come down the line from her Grandmother Audrey Chelf Waggener. It reads, "Merry Christmas -- Two hundred years of usage have not out-worn our greetings, for our hearts are back of it when we say we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. CHELF MOTOR CO." The postmark looks to be December 23, 1927 and it required a 2-cent stamp to mail.

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LWC baseball travels to William Carey for three-game series

By Anthony Latessa

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team travels to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a three-game series against No. 6-ranked William Carey (Miss.) this Thursday and Friday at Milton Wheeler Field, County Dr., Hattiesburg, MS.

The series was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, however projected inclement weather in the Hattiesburg area caused the series to be moved up a day. Thursday is a doubleheader scheduled for 3pmCT. Friday's finale is scheduled for 12pmCT.

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2018-02-08 12:38:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC basketball travels to Pikeville for MSC doubleheader

By Anthony Latessa

The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball teams travel to Pikeville (Ky.) Thursday for a Mid-South Conference doubleheader at the East K Expo Center, 126 Main St, Pikeville, KY. The action begins at 5pmCT when the No. 9-ranked women's team takes on the Bears. Action continues at 8pmCT when the No. 5-ranked men's team battles No. 6-ranked Pikeville.

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2018-02-08 12:31:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

More memories of Coomer's Feed Store

Earlier: Comments re photo 77063 Coomers Store How many years ago

By Richard Phelps

I have been enjoying the comments on Coomer's Feed Store. I have a few things to add about the stories.

The 1928 opening to of Columbia Motors is interesting as well. When we took in the entire building into our funeral home in 1987, I remember the 1928 being in the center of the front of the building, depicting the construction date. (It was hidden behind the Coomer Feed Store sign). It is now behind the front porch awning.

One of my stupidest mistakes was in the cleaning out of the building up in the the attic of the building. Stupid for a JUNK-MONGER LIKE I AM!!!

In bins were OLD BUT BRAND NEW, UNUSED sales materials for Chevrolet cars and trucks. All thru the 1930, 1940, 1950's. Boxes of them. We took a pickup load to the dump.

This was long before the internet and world wide web made it easy to be in touch with antique car enthusiasts around the world. If I had only saved a couple of boxes full till later, they would have been highly collectible.

--Richard Phelps

2018-02-08 12:29:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

AC Board of Education meeting date moved to Tue 13 Feb 2018

This is official notification that the February Regular School Board Meeting date has been changed from Thursday, February 15, to Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The meeting will be at 6pmCT, and held at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY This meeting is considered a Special Regular School Board Meeting due to the change in date. The public is invited to attend. - Becky Bailey

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Suzanne Reilly Kessler, 53, New London, CT (1964-2018)

She was the daughter of Elizabeth Carrier, formerly Elizabeth Lassen Reilly, of Scottsville, KY, and Robert G. & Chunya (stepmother) Reilly of Greensburg, KY
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Suzanne Reilly Kessler, 53, departed this life on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her home in Taftville, CT.

The family has chosen cremation. There will be a Celebration Of Life for Suzanne Reilly Kessler from 2pm until 5pmCT, Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg.

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2018-02-08 10:44:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Veterans invited to breakfast at VFW Post 6097

By Joe Hare, VFW Post 6097 Commander

All veterans are invited to join us at VFW 6097 Post, 500 Greenhills Road, Columbia, KY on Saturday morning, 10 Feb 2018, from 0700-0900 Hrs for a breakfast and fellowship with other vets. We will be cooking sausage, eggs and pancakes, plus plenty of hot coffee.

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JIM: Chelf Motor Co. became Columbia Motor Co - Aug 1928

While this story is primarily about the change of ownership of the local Chevrolet Dealership from The Chelf Motor Company to The Columbia Motor Company, it also relates the the lineage of Columbia's funeral homes and to Coomer's Store, as well.
Related photo of the building where The Chelf Motor Company, The Columbia Motor Company, Coomer's Store, now a part of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is located: Coomer's Store - How many years ago?


In late May 1928, the Adair County News reported that Mrs. J.F. Patteson (nee Bess Coffey) was having a garage building erected "on her lot between the County Jail and Grissom & Patteson's Undertaking Establishment." The article referred to the edifice, already well under construction, as "a modern concrete structure with a fancy brick front" that would be "complete in every detail."

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2018-02-08 07:43:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Last defendant in meth ring in Barren Co., KY, sentenced

Tennessee resident, is the last of five defendants sentenced in methamphetamine ring operating in Barren County, KY. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
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From U.S. Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Western District of Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY - (Wed 7 Feb 2018) - The last defendant in a methamphetamine conspiracy operating out of Barren County, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court this week, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 60 months in prison for the sale of 6.5 kilograms of methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

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Russell County SO arrests three on drug trafficking charges

All three suspects are from out-of-Russell County - One from Columbia, one from Middleburg, one from Harrodsburg. All three lodged in Russell County Detention Center. The arrests were made by RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard, RSPD Officer Nathan Antle, RSPD Officer Ethan Pike and KSP Trooper Billy Begley.
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NOTE: Indictments/arrests/allegations 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.

From the office of Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch
From Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg, Campbellsville, KY

Three persons were arrested Wednesday evening on drug trafficking and other charges in the parking lot of the 127 One Stop at the intersection of U.S. 127 North & KY 76, about 4 miles north of Russell Springs, KY.

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2018-02-08 04:48:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

FLU: Taylor School District cancels school Thu-Fri, 8-9 Feb 2018

Students are to complete Cyber Lessons 7 & 8
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By Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook has announced that there will be no school in the Taylor County District the rest of the week, Thursday and Friday, February 8 and 9, 2018, because of the flu epidemic.

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2018-02-08 04:36:09 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 8 Feb 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 8, 2018:
When friend is near death,
old belief in providence
clouds over with doubt.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 8 February 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2340

2018-02-08 02:56:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 8
Happy Anniversary, George & (In Memory, Bobbie Sizemore Keltner 1935-2012) (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arnold Todd Corbin (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Walker (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody James Claywell (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corey Alan Stephens (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Evans (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Perkins (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Howard Dickson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Upchurch (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kasey Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lillian Faith VanArsdale. (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lou Vena Leigh | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Lawson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Fletcher (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Arlene Farmer, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Cathleen Houk Milby Columbia, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Cody Allen Ervin, Green Co., KY (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha J. Gross, Louisville, KY, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Cowherd, Taylor County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert E. (Bob) Story, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Ray McClellan, 70, Glasgow, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maerene Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maerine Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Sue Baker, 66, Russell County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Wagoner, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Willard Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Lacona Mae Bryant, 81, Adair Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verla Hughes of Elk Horn, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Green, 90, Russell Co., KY, (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J. Lynwood Kessler, Taylor County, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Turner (Billy) Bloyd, Adair Co., KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Wooldridge, 66, Russell County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Alfred Thompson, Casey County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018
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5:00amCTFLU: Taylor School District cancels classes Thu-Fri, 8-9 Feb 2018 - Larry Smith, The Big Dawg 99.9 FM. See STORY for Cyber Lesson Information | (ID:51957, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 9am-6pmCT. Bookmobile 8:am-3:30pmCT, East 80 Run. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:51944, 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. 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. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Four (4) 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. Three (3) Court Events in Circuit Court. Four (4) 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. No (0) 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:51945, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Green County, KY, for Mathaleen Thompson Walker, 82 Green County, KY (1935-2018) | (ID:51923, Comment)
Service for Kathleen Cosby Smith, 70, Taylor County, KY (1947-2018) | (ID:51927, Comment)
11:00amCTAdair County WATCH/A.S.A.P meeting 11am-1pmCT. - Adair County Health Department Basement Salato Building, 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:51861, Comment)
CU Tiger Health Clinic open house | (ID:51863, Comment)
Homemakers soup lunch, Edmonton | (ID:51920, Comment)
NoonCTServices, 12pmCT/1pmET, Liberty, KY, for Marguerite Tarter Grider, Adair Co., KY native (1922-2018) | (ID:51874, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Glen Allen Antle Russell County, KY (1940-2018) | (ID:51917, Comment)
Services for Mable Florence Franklin Pulliam, Metcalfe County, KY | (ID:51918, Comment)
3:00pmCTCelebration of Life (1 of 2), Eunice, Adair County, KY, for Tina Marie Wilkerson Payton, 55, Dunnville, KY (1962-2018) | (ID:51940, Comment)
4:30pmCTColumbia/Adair County Utilities District Board of Commissioners Meet at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. AGENDA | (ID:51938, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair County Little League Baseball signup 5pm-7pmCT at Blue Building, Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY. - Doug Campell. (Schedule of all signups) | (ID:51832, Comment)
Campellsville University Basketball Lady Tigers host Life University at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY, at 5pmCT/6pmET. - From Jordan Alves, CU. PHOTO | (ID:51855, Comment)
7:30pmCTService, 7:30pmCT/8:30pmET, Liberty, KY, for Ronald Clay Clark, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (ID:51873, Comment)


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