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Richard Clark Roberts, Celina, TN (1992-2012)

He was a member of a prominent, highly regarded Upper Cumberland family. Richard was a young man with many talents, especially the gift of laughter and devotion which he bestowed on friends and family. His smile and wisdom will be missed by all who knew him
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Richard Clark Roberts, age 20 of Celina, Tennessee passed away on December 08, 2012.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, at Celina United Methodist Church, 1418 Mitchell Street, Celina, Tennessee with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery in Clay County, Tennessee. Visitation is 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday, December 10, 2012 at the home of his grandmother, Geraldine Clark, 300 Peterman Bend Lane, Celina, TN, and on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 10amCT/11amET, until service time at at the Celina United Methodist Church.

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2012-12-09 17:47:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Estell Bardin, Adair County, KY (1919-2012)

2012-12-09 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Estell Bardin, Adair County, KY (1919-2012)

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Paul Ford, Taylor County, KY (1927-2012)

He was the patriarch of a large, respected Taylor County, KY family. His marriage to Delora Blevins Ford, who survives, endured over 63 years. He leaves 8 direct and three step living descendants. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Lowell Avenue Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY.

He united in marriage to Delora Blevins February 1, 1949. Paul Ford of Campbellsville, KY, died at 12:20pmET,, Friday, December 7, 2012, in Campbellsville, KY. He was 85.

The funeral service is 10amCT/11amET, Monday, December 10, 2012 at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, 420 Lowell Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Dave Walters, with burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery, West Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is 4-7pmCT/6-8pmET, Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, and after 8amCT/9:00amET, Monday, December 10, at the church.

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2012-12-09 16:15:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Violet Adams, Casey County, KY (1919-2012)

She was a native of Wayne County, KY, and the matriarch of a highly regarded Casey County family. She was the wido of Dr. Kearney R. Adams. She leaves four direct living descendants. She was a homemaker and member of Liberty First Baptist Church.
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Violet Adams passed away Sunday December 9, 2012 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 93.

Funeral services are 12pm noon CT/1pmET/, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9amET/8 Wednesday at the funeral home from 8amCT/9amET, until the time of funeral service.

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2012-12-09 14:07:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Poetry by Robert Stone: Something new

Something new
- sonnet recalling his mother's wanting to hear
No what to do is bother for the young
who seize the momentary chances near
until society with flaming tongue
begins to structure what to love or fear.

No space to live concerns the flown from nest
who glory in their seeking worlds afar
until survival meets a crucial test
resulting in a change of make or mar.

No time to love is worry for the old
who catch the opportunities each day
until approaching weakness takes firm hold
releasing bonds that can no longer stay.

These things called work and play are exercise,
the learning something new to recognize.

- Robert Stone, 9 December 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Words and pictures, a sonnet

2012-12-09 12:14:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Estell Bardin, Adair County, KY (1919-2012)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected South Adair County, KY family. She was the widow of Joe Addison Bardin. She leaves 17 direct living descendants. She had attended the Emory Chapel United Methodist Church and was attending the Tabor Community Church. She was a homemaker
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Estell Bardin, age 93, of Columbia, KY, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:45pmCT at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be at 11amCT/12pm noonET, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Hadley and Bro. Elbert Hadley the officiating clergy. Interment in the Bardin Cemetery at Chance Visitation after 4pmCT/5pmET, Monday, December 10, 2012, at the funeral home.

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2012-12-09 11:48:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Edmonton/Metcalfe County Christmas 2012 album

Johnnietta Jessie sent several photos from the 2012 Edmonton/Metcalfe County Christmas Parade. They are attached to this album. Comments and additional information about the Parade are welcome, as well as additional identification of persons in the photos. Send using the reply device (Comments) with the photo(s) or using any Contact/Submit button on the site.

2012-12-09 11:12:44 | Comments | Printable version

LWC to award record number of degrees at winter graduation

Adair Countian George Kolbenschlag and commencement speaker and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will be presented honorary doctorates. Click on headline for complete story, photo(s)
Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 381 degrees at its 96th commencement ceremony, to be held 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY.

By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Kentucky Attorney Jack Conway will address the largest winter commencement class in Lindsey Wilson College history December 15, 2012.

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2012-12-09 07:34:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Bro. Willard Bryant at Flatwoods SBC, Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Bro Willard Bryant will be preaching at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Rd. Columbia, KY, at 11amCT/12pm noon CT, Sunday, December 9, 2012. Everyone is welcome to come join us. Contact Todd Corbin at or call 270-789-3905. - Todd Corbin..

2012-12-09 06:21:03 | Comments | Printable version

Raider Basketball: Lee University women 71. LWC Women, 45

Contest held at Paul Dana Walker Arena, somewhere on the 120 acre, 5,000 student campus of Lee University, 1120 Ocoee Avenue (120 acre campus address), Cleveland, TN, Available attendance numbers: 0.

News from Lindsey Wilson College

CLEVELAND, TN - Ashley Rainey provided a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, but sixth-ranked Lee (Cleveland, TN) overcame her big night with strong shooting to beat Lindsey Wilson College 71-45 on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Blue Raider Women's Basketball at Campbellsville, KY, vs. Midway
Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider Basketball vs. Campbellsville, KY, at 5pmCT/6pmET, Friday, December 14, 2012, at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY. - from Lindsey Wilson College

2012-12-09 05:54:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Chuck Hinman: Merry Christmas, Mom, from your son, Chuck

Chuck Hinman: IJMA: 030-R: Merry Christmas, Mom, from your son, Chuck
A dollar gift from son to mother in the 1930s becomes a prized possession passed on to good friends: The Tale of the Red Plate. This is a revised version of the 2008 story on CM. The next earlier Chuck Hinman Story: - IJMA 126: When Someone You Love Takes Their Life

By Chuck Hinman

Merry Christmas, Mom, from your son, Chuck

It's kind of early Christmas eve, too early to go to bed, the football game isn't very interesting, and frankly, I am lonesome at this time of year without Connie. I realize I am not the only one for which Christmas can be a very lonesome experience. But it is relatively new for me. You see Connie passed away a few days after Christmas last year.

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2012-12-09 05:23:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

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Site News from CM:

Even if you plan a lengthy, in-depth article, it helps keep the focus on, and build, attendance to write the Event first and submit it as early as possible. We can link to your longer story, when it arrives, which multiplies the publicity.

The CM trade secret is simple: CM Events are designed for busy people. They are concise, tightly edited, and give answers needed to get to an Event, all in one central place - CM Events. So far it's worked to "Put Content First and the Advertising will Come." Thanks to everyone for that.

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2012-12-09 05:04:12 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: The Concert

It would have been a great night, even worth $80 a person, but $243.00 each was too much to pay for concert tickets even for special Christmas presents, she writes. She made a statement, but artist - read to end of column for his name - will never know the difference
Next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: Are you all shopped out?

By Carol Perkins

Jon (our son) called with his Christmas wish. "That's all I want. Nothing else. It would be so cool to take Luke (nine) to his first real concert. He went to some silly boy band concert that Beth took Eme to see, but not to a REAL concert. I told him to wipe that night out of his mind. If you can get tickets for us, that would be great. I think they are around eighty dollars."

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2012-12-09 04:02:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Deputy Bray sends Shout Out to Knifley, Pellyton fire units

An update on the Pellyton arsonist arrest: Credit Deputy Aaron Rainwater with the arrest; shout out recommended for Knifley Fire Department and their Pellyton Station personnel
Comments re article 56295 Unnamed juvenile arrested in Pellyton KY arson case

by Adair County Deputy Sheriff BJ Bray

Mr. Waggener,If you could, please change the arresting Officer to Deputy Rainwater. He and I were investigating separate cases which we knew were probably related. He made the arrest on the Saturday, December 7, 2012, while he was investigating the fire.

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2012-12-09 03:49:23 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: A Mirror Up to Life

Of Writers and their Books, A Mirror Up to Life is a review of Protect and Defend, a novel by Richard North Patterson. This review first appeared 11 December 2005
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Tom Chaney: Images of Mammoth Cave

By Tom Chaney

A Mirror Up to Life

When I was teaching college freshman how to write - a process not fraught with a great deal of success - one of my favorite essays to use for a model was by Tennessee Williams entitled "The Timeless World of a Play." I've not read it for years, but I still remember one example he gives to illustrate how theatre gives us a chance to step out of the pressure of life to contemplate what we cannot remove ourselves from in the reality of time.

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2012-12-09 03:19:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Adair FFA leaders discuss farm issues with Commissioner Comer

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture and Monroe County neighbor James Comer at Circle R Restaurant, Saturday, December 8, 2012
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By Jena Hopkins
News from the Adair County FFA Chapter

FFA officers along with several other local farmers and business leaders met with Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, James Comer, Saturday morning, December 8, 2012 at Circle R restaurant, 712 Russell Road, Columbia, KY to discuss local agriculture issues.

Local chapter officials in attendance were Cody Neat, Sentinel; Trey Spinks, Historian; Evan Shirley, Parliamentarian; Trent Sparks-Reporter; Jameson Keen, Vice President; and Eric VanArsdale-Secretary.

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2012-12-09 02:55:51 | Comments | Printable version

SUNDAY with CM, December 9, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 9, 2012:
Beauty unbounded
lives in caring for others,
dies in self-seeking.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 9 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 453, in progress

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 9 Dec 2012, 2:15amCT/3:15amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Overnight - Isolated showers. Cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday - Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 6 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday night - Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and midnight, then occasional showers after midnight. Low around 53. South wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

For complete current National Weather Service forecast: Click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY
The Kentucky Mesonet is The Commonwealth's Official Source for Weather and Climate Data.
Mesonet stations are live in: Adair - Casey - Cumberland - Metcalfe - Taylor

2012-12-09 02:29:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Reviewer says Journey to Manger outstanding

By Tony Coomer

If you have not gotten to go yet, you sure need to take the time. Journey to the Manger is outstanding. Very, very good job. And I would like to say to all involved, "Thank you. We enjoyed it very much." - Tony Coomer

Above about: Picketts Chapel, Tarters Chapel to present Journey to Manger, 3100 Milltown Road, Adair County, KY

2012-12-09 02:24:35 | Comments | Printable version

Nice to know someone has decency to give cat a proper burial

Kathryn Miller writes:
It's sad to hear of any animal dying that way. But it's nice to hear that someone has the decency to want to give the cat a proper burial. Bless you this Christmas. -Kathryn Miller
Comments re article 56297 Body of Beautiful black cat fatally injured may be claimed today

2012-12-09 02:09:08 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 9
Happy Birthday, Anna Holt (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audreanna Alley (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daylon Joseph "D.J." Richards (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Devan Lynn Burton (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ella Denise Robertson (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grant Robertson (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn Akin (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marteneque Bailey (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Akin (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rachael Bradshaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rachel Burris (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ralph Shearer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reed Thornton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Greer Pyles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Pyles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tonya Maynard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trish Hadley Zatkoff | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daisy ''Red'' Burris (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Miss Shirlee Ann Lemons Green Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eleanor F. Firkin, Adair Co., KY, native (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Hovious White, Casey Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Wayne Murphy, Casey Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Ann Rather, Lampasas, TX and Taylor Co., KY (1946-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Lewis Curry, Green Co., KY (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Mae Holt, Adair County, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clora England Campbell, Taylor County, KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard (Jeff) Denton, 72, Adair Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis William Milby, 71, Green Co., KY 1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Russell Shaw, 77, Burkesville, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Trenton Andrew, 20, Adair County, KY (1993-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alfred B. Corbin, Jr., 84, Adair County, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tonya Sue Lewis, 41, Park City, KY (d. 28 Mar 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ottis Lee Sandusky, 78, Casey Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Joe Parnell, 66, Adair Co., KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clora J. Elmore, 80, Russell Co., KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Wethington, 68, Casey County, KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Wayne Adams, Burkesville, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Marvin A. Hale Somerset, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Sunday morning & evening worship service schedules. | (ID:20247, Comment)
11:00amCTBro. Willard Bryant at The Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church
Bro. Willard Bryant will be preaching at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY, at 11amCT/12pm noon CT, Sunday, December 9, 2012. Everyone is welcome to come join us. Contact: Todd Corbin at or call 270-789-3905. - Todd Corbin. | (ID:20363, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20195, Comment)
2:00pmCTAdair County Band Winter Concert at John Adair Middle School
The Adair County Band will be performing their Winter Concert at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Adair County Middle School Gymnasium, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY, and will feature Beginning Band students, Middle School Band and the Adair County High School Band, all under the direction of Mr. Tom Case and Mr. Jonathon Holmes. The concert is free and open to the public. - Teresa Bright | (ID:20357, Comment)
Services, Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Peggie Sue Sprowles, Taylor Co., KY (1964-2012) | (ID:20368, Comment)
4:00pmCTChristmas Cantata at Bethel 1st Presbyterian Church, Campbellsville, KY
Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY and music director Joe DeSpain, invite everyone to the Christmas Cantata at 5pmET/4pmCT, Sunday December 9, 2012. - Joe DeSpain, Bethel First Presbyterian Church | (ID:20144, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20224, Comment)
Journey to Manger presented by Picketts Chapel, Tarters Chapel
We're opening 1 hour earlier tonight than originally scheduled - Gale Cowan

"Journey to the Manger," 3100 Milltown Road, Columbia, Adair County, KY, will be presented by Picketts Chapel and Tarters Chapel churches, 6pm-9pmCT, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 7, 8, and 9, 2012. - Nancy Taylor | (ID:20323, Comment)
Living Waters in concert at Reverence for Christ Church
Living Waters will be in concert at 5pmCT/6pmET, Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Reverence for Christ Church, 109 Crescent Hill Drive, Campbellsville, KY. Everyone is welcome. Contact: 270-849-7726 . -Rev Ramon Hollins Jr.. | (ID:20346, Comment)
6:00pmCTCoffey's Chapel UMC Christmas Program Sun. Dec. 9, 2012DETAILS
At Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3991 S. Hwy 76, Eli, KY is at 6pmCT, Sunday, December 9, 2012. Refreshments will be served following program. Everyone is welcome. Pastor, Roger Garner. - Virginia Garner | (ID:20092, Comment)
A Humorous Christmas Play Dec. 9, 2012, at Free Union Separate Baptist Church
Free Union Separate Baptist Church, 4600 Sano Road, Columbia, KY will be having a Christmas Play, "A Merry Muggsy Christmas Christmas," at 6pmCT on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Pastor Mark Polston and congregation extend an invitation to this sincere, but hilarious play. - Juanita Foley | (ID:20155, Comment)
Two Christmas plays Dec. 9, 2012, at Kelleyville church
Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Road, Columbia, KY will present two Christmas Plays, "The Legend of the Candy Cane" and "The Christmas Spirit" at 6pmCT, December 9, 2012. - Linda Tucker | (ID:20182, Comment)


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