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New Cabin Creek Bridge on Old Montpelier Road opened today

CJE, District 3 Magistrate host pre-opening dinner on the bridge to honor Adair County Road Department, who built the bridge in-house. The bridge was the 20th in the administration of Judge Melton, 3rd County Bridge in Magistrate Baker's Third District. A district-by-district list is included below, along with the dinners menu. Joe and Ada Coffey are first to cross the span after its official opening to the public

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By Ed Waggener

The Bridge over Cabin Creek on Old Montpelier Road, opened today, Thursday, July 31, 2014, is the 20th new bridge built as part of the Adair County Road system. in the Administration of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton.

A picnic cookout buffett was spread for the men of the Adair County Road Department honoring their work. This meal has become a tradition, with a table set to honor them before each new span is open to the public.

The weather was perfect, with a slight breeze providing an early fall feel, for the occasion. A few short remarks were made by Magistrate Sammy Baker, then the gather turned to enjoying what may have been the best meal, served in the most beautiful setting for the occasion, in all of Adair County today.


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Adair Road Department Bridge Builders


2014-07-31 - Old Montpelier Road, District 3, Adair County, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Members of the Adair County Road Department honored on the completion of the Cabin Creek Bridge, the 20th new bridge constructed in the Administration of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, are, above, from left. are Jessie Bryant, Phillip Cowan, Bradley Adamson, Terry Williams, John Denton, Jeff Herron, Billy Cowan, Chris Rowe, David Hardin, Tom Brock, Jobe Darnell, and Tony Denton.

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Shame on person who trashed Burkesville Road

Litter strewn from bridge over Petty's Fork all the way up through Grider Hill Pass

By Victoria Pike

This afternoon I was amazed at the mess of papers someone dumped or lost out on Burkesville Road just before you get to Walmart. Now SHAME ON YOU. Stuff that dated back to the 1960s with school papers and notebook paper scattered all up the hill from the bridge.

Now if you were hauling it to the transfer station, you had to see what you lost on the way back.

This is a black eye on our community and we all would appreciate it if you lost this stuff, please come pick it up.

Again, Shame on you. - Victoria Pike


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2014-07-31 17:16:03 | Comments

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 63 F
Casey: 62 · Cumberland: 61 · Green: 62
Metcalfe: 68 · Russell: 62 · Taylor: 62
Updated at 12:30am Friday, August 1, 2014

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Sheriff Moss says it's hard to imagine anyone would stoop so low

Harrison Moss writes:
Our Veterans, past and present, have a special place in my heart because I realize the freedom we as Americans have due to the sacrifices made (and that are still being made). It is sad to think anyone would stoop that low. If anyone has any information to this or any other crime, please contact a Law Enforcement Agency. You can contact the Adair County Sheriff's Office and anonymously report criminal activity. We do not need your name, just the information you want to give us.

Thank You,
Sheriff Harrison Moss
Comments re photo 56086 Victim of an outrageous act of vandalism


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John Rodney Coffindaffer, Taylor County, KY (d. July 30, 2014)

He had lived in Campbellsville for several years after retiring from the Clarksburg, WV fire department. He was a member of Late Lodge #63, F & A M and the Scottish Rite. He loved running his beagles and enjoyed horses.
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John Rodney Coffindaffer, age 74, of Campbellsville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, in Elizabethtown, KY. A memorial service will be planned for a later date in West Virginia.


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Events scheduled for today, August 1, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
11:00amCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Virginia Elizabeth Sparks Bowles, Glasgow, KY (d. July 29, 2014) (ID:29440 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
NoonCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Kendall Wayne Woodrum, Casey County, KY (1966-2014) (ID:29447 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Elaine Davidson, Louisville, KY (1932-2014) (ID:29446 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
2:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, for Mary Louise Froggett, 94, Edmonton, KY (d. July 29, 2014) (ID:29449 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Morris Dennis Price, Green County, KY (1923-2014) (ID:29457 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School 6:30pm-8:30pmCT, July 28-Aug. 1, 2014
Southside Church of Christ, 24 Burnett Road, Columbia, KY (ID:29430 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above, a printable version of today's events, and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Submission Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Calls vandals cowardly dogs; asks them to bring stuff back

'A slap in the face of every veteran, living or dead' - DAVID UPCHURCH

David Upchurch writes:
As a veteran, I take this cowardly act personally not only because I have several friends who fell in war, but more so because my school days lifetime best friend died in the Viet Nam. This is slap in face of every veteran living or dead. Bring the stuff back you cowardly dogs . --David Upchurch
Comments re article 68819 Fallen Soldier vandalism a shame


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2014-07-31 15:36:39 | Comments

Party honors Bridgebuilders on completion of Cabin Creek span


2014-07-31 . Before the Cabin Creek was officially opened today at approximately 1pmCT, a bridge completion lunch cookout, hosted by County Judge Ann Melton and Third District Magistrate Sammy Baker, was held before traffic was let through. In the foreground can be seen, from left, David Hardin (in Adair County Road Department safety uniform; community resident Ray Coffey; Magistrate Sammy Baker (dark blue shirt), CJE Ann Melton; visiting Magistrate Harold Burton (District 1); then in coral blouse, Jerri Nixon, CJE Office Secretary; Bradley Adamson in solid lime safety cap; CJE Administrative Assistant Lisa Greer; Adair County Finance Officer Gale Cowan; Gary Melton, Katie Boyce, and Nadene Baker, the First Lady of District 3. The Bridge was the 20th bridge built in the eight years Judge Melton has been county judge executive, and the second county bridge built in the Third District since Sammy Baker became magistrate. - EW

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Where can donations be made to replace vandalized memorial?

Mary knight writes via CM to Joe Hare:
Joe-Where do we send contributions to cover the replacement/repair of the monument? Thanks, Dick and Mary Knight - Mary knight
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2014-07-31 15:32:13 | Comments

Agrees: Vandalism is a disgrace

Wonders if same miscreants damaged buildings at the Fairground
Jennifer Carter writes:
I agree with Joe Hare it is a disgrace that people have no respect for others or their property. It is highly possible that the person (s) that took the statue also are responsible for the vandalism that has been happening at the fairgrounds for several months now. They damaged our stage background, wrote on the concrete, poles and tables. Tore down and stole a light on the pavilion and within the past two weeks someone damaged our bleachers. There is constant trash being left and items broken under the pavilion. We cannot stay on the grounds all hours of the day and night to watch the property we use for events for the public to enjoy. I hope the VFW finds their statue returned undamaged and the vandalism stops! Thanks - Jennifer Carter, Adair County Jaycee
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2014-07-31 14:23:22 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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O.B. Atchley, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)


2014-07-31 - 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. BR>
O.B. Atchley, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)



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O.B. Atchley, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)

Mr. Atchley was a member of White Oak Church, a farmer He was a Veteran of WW II, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of a highly regarded East Adair County, KY, family, the son of the late John Tyler & Nettie Jewell Grider Atchley. His wife, Bessie Conover Atchley, survives.
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O B Atchley age 87 years of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 2:35pmET, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, August 2, 2014 a 10amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Richie Curtis the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Freedom Cemetery, in East Adair County at 576 Freedom Church Road, Russell Springs, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2014-07-31 13:43:59 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Fallen Soldier vandalism: A shame

Roy Rademacher writes:
Its a shame we have someone so disrespectful among us --Roy Rademacher
Comments re article 68815 Comments On an outrageous case of vandalism


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2014-07-31 13:30:35 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Comment on Fallen Soldier vandalism: It's disgusting

Ralph Waggener writes:
Joe, this vandalism is happening on Wain Street and Oak Street and all over. Take a look at the trash on our streets. Sort of stupid stuff going on, but to disrespect a Vetís Monument is just that, Sick! Thanks for publishing this disgusting problem. -Ralph Roy Waggener
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Kelli Bonifer: Make your own salsa

Tomatoes are plentiful now. One great value-added table tomato product, salsa can be made for immediate use, or to preserve for later use. To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced by bacteria in the canned food.
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By Kelli Bonifer

Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.


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VFW Monument, after descecration


2014-07-31 - 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Joe Hare. Righteous anger ensues after the discovery of the mindless theft of the Fallen Soldier sculpture by punk/punks who took the icon. Commander Joe Hare is asking for information from anyone who can help bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.

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Comments: On an outrageous case of vandalism

'This cross was there to honor the men and women that have given their lives so that these punk/punks can run around free.' - JOE HARE
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By Joe Hare

Our soldiers cross was stolen from the War Memorial at the entrance to the Fairgrounds last night. This cross was there to honor the men and women that have given their lives so that these punk/punks can run around free. It is a disgrace to the whole community that we have people that have no more respect for our home that this.


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2014-07-31 10:12:44 | Comments

Morris Dennis Price, Green County, KY (1923-2014)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Aetna Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired School Bus Driver for the Green County Board of Education. He was a 60 year member of the William B. Allen Masonic Lodge in Summersville, KY. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during World War II. He was a native of Green County, KY, the son of the late Emmit Lee Price and Velma Agnes Clark Price.He was the widower of Ruth Bale Price. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Mr. Morris Dennis Price, departed this life Tuesday July 29, 2014 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY, at 6pmCT, Friday, August 1, 2014, with Rev. Otis Skaggs officiating. Visitation will be after 12pm noon CTm Friday, August 1, 2014. Interment will be in Aetna Grove Cemetery in Green County, KY.


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2014-07-31 09:50:41 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Democratic Women's Club to meet to plan Fall Rally strategy

Adair County Democratic Women's Club ladies always play a big part in Fall Rally

By Victoria Pike

The Adair County Democratic Women's Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, August 4, 2014, at 6pmCT, in the basement of the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. All those interested in the upcoming election season are invited to attend. Our ladies always play a big part in the fall rally during our county elections. The ladies as well as the Adair County Democrat Executive Committee work together to put on this event each four years for our candidates on the fall ballot in Adair County. Contact: Vicky Pike at 384-3348 or Cynthia Rowe at 384-5431. --Victoria Pike


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2014-07-31 09:36:22 | Comments | See topic Politics

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27 Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 1
Happy Anniversary, Ronnie & Sandra Vanarsdale (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Janes Gribbins (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barelyn Lee Piercy (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Tyler Coffey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bob Hutcheson Jr (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Breann Franklin (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Cole | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Shepherd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James E. Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Smith Sapp (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katherine Milby, (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Macey Lynn Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Myron Kolody | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pastor Randy Parnell (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patrick Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Land | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Coffey (August 1, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Valerie Barnett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zelma Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Denny Hayes, 62, Casey Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Agnes Noe, Green Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neva Blakey, Russell Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Shively, Adair County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reed Fletcher, Burkesville, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Skaggs, Taylor County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bettye Faye Gilpin Mann, 76, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
View all birthdays and anniversaries for this month and next month on our Celebrations Page. Submit your birthday or anniversary using our Contact Form.

 






















 
 
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