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Mrs. Bernice T. Wilson, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2012)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Hogards Chapel United Methodist Church, and was a homemaker
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Mrs. Bernice T. Wilson, 87, of Campbellsville, KY departed this life on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Golden Living Center-Green Hill, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Bernice T. Wilson was conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Jason Wilson officiated.

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2012-12-10 19:34:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Merry Christmas 2012: The Littlest Bell Ringer - Luke Rich

2012-12-10 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Ellen Zornes. Saturday's rainy, dreary weather didn't keep Barnett's Creek Methodist Church or their youngest bell ringer, Luke Rich, son of Brian and Alma Rich, from ringing the bell for Salvation Army. You too can 'help us help others' by ringing the bell this Christmas season. Just call Ellen Zornes at 384-3400 or 250-3400 to sign up.. Also please remember to take an Angel Tree Angel to help a deserving child have a Merry Christmas this year or call Debbie Cowan at 384-9112, Paula Garrison at 384-9752 or Jaime White at 384-6050 for more information. And from all of us with the Adair County Service Unit of the Salvation Army, "We wish you a Merry Christmas!" - Ellen Zornes
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An offer of help for Miss Donna Rieder's pets

Returning a gesture of kindness

Comments re article 56327 Miss Donna Rieder asks help with animals By Wendy Gousha

Miss Donna, we would love to help you out. Maybe if you could list what all you need, we and others could drop it off or even have a local supplier take individual donations over the phone and have someone pick up the food for you. Just let us know what all you need and we will bring it. You watched over our babies and our dearest Blue when we needed you and we will be happy to return the gesture. Get well soon and keep the faith. - Wendy Gousha and Ben Briscoe

What a great story, Wendy and Ben!: What's inspiring is the willingness of Adair County folks to help out, and on the other person's part, a willingness to accept help when it's needed. We're impressed that, here, those being help vow to return the favors as many times as they can, as soon as they are able.

If ongoing help is needed with the feed, we'll be happy to post any information on CM Miss Rieder and Ben and Wendy see fit. We, too, wish her a speedy recovery. - Ed Waggener

2012-12-10 19:05:54 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County standout Alex Durham inks with LWC golf

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By Dan White
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, Ky - Lindsey Wilson College head golf coach Shaun Cozart added a local standout to his men's team for the 2013-14 season with the signing of Adair County High School's Alex Durham, the coach announced at a Friday, December 7, 2012 signing at the high school.

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2012-12-10 18:36:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Lindsey Wilson College prepares for record winter Commencement

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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

It took Lindsey Wilson College President William T. Luckey Jr. a little longer to sign diplomas for this year's winter commencement. That's because the liberal arts college will confer a record number of diplomas Saturday morning. Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 381 degrees - 194 undergraduate degrees and 187 graduate degrees - at its 2012 winter commencement ceremony.

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2012-12-10 18:20:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Adair Co. Interagency Council meeting is Dec. 13, 2012

The Adair County Interagency Council/Elderabuse Council will meet for the regular monthly meeting at 9amCT/10amET, Thursday, December 13, 2012, in the basement meeting room of the Adair Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Anyone who would like to share information about their organization and learn more about what is happening in the community is welcome to attend. - Crystal Caldwell.

2012-12-10 17:51:48 | Comments | Printable version

Annie Pearl Hammond, Adair Co., KY native (1932-2012)

She was a native of Adair County, KY and the mother of James Ray Hammond of this city. At the time of her death she was a resident of Celina, Clay County, Tennessee. Her final earthly resting place will be at White Hill in Cumberland County, KY.

Annie Pearl Hammond, 80, of Celina, Tennessee, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Celina Health & Rehab, Celina, TN.

The funeral service is Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Gene Conover officiating, Burial will be in White Hill Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY. Visitation will be after 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

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Miss Donna Rieder asks help with animals

She was in a horrible head-on accident, is out of work, faces reconstructive surgery with no medical insurance. Friends are helping with household bills. She is the guardian of 11 goats, a dog, and six cats. She's hoping animal lovers might donate food for the animals until she is recovered.

By Miss Donna Rieder

I was in a horrible head-on collision on October 25, and in addition to broken collarbone and ribs, I have had to have surgery to reattach and pin my right kneecap and reconstruct my right foot, which was crushed. I don\'t have medical insurance, and will be out of work for at least three months with no income (I was self-employes cleaning houses).

I have friends helping me with my household bills, but I sure could use some help feeding my animals. If there are any animal lovers out there who might donate a bag of feed or two, that would be a huge blessing. I have 11 goats, a dog and six cats. Anyone wanting to help please call me at 270-805-1527 Thank you! --Miss Donna Rieder

2012-12-10 10:27:37 | Comments | Printable version

Russell C. Neal, Adair County, KY native (d. Dec. 3, 2012)

He was a member of a distinguished Pellyton, Adair County, KY family and has many Adair County relatives. At the time of his death he was a resident of Ohio, where services and interment are scheduled. He served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He attended the First Baptist Church of West Carrollton. He loved humor, people, being outdoors, and family gatherings

Russell C. Neal, age 75, of West Carrollton, OH passed away Monday, December 3, 2012.

Visitation is Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5pm-7pmCT/6pm-8pmET with funeral service on Tuesday December 11, 2012 at 10amCT/11amET, at the Newcomer Funeral Home SouthChapel, 3940 Kettering Boulevard, Kettering, OH. Pastor Mark Scroggins is officiating. Interment is in Heritage Hills Memorial Garden, 7370 Ohio 48 Springboro, OH.

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2012-12-10 10:19:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jean Grider, Adair County, KY native (1941-2012)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of Indiana at the time of her death. She was a member of a highly regarded Sano area family with deep roots in Adair and Russell Counties of South Central Kentucky. She was the daugher of the late Walden Everett Shepherd and the late Hettie Shepherd Grider. Her earthly remains will be returned to her ancestral home for services and interment in her native Adair County, KY.

Jean Grider, 71, of Greenwood, Indiana, (formerly of Sano Community) died Sunday at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Indiana.

The funeral service for Jean Grider will be 11amCT/12pm noon ET, Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with burial in the Free Union Cemetery, by Free Union Separate Church, 4600 Sano Road, Columbia, KY. Bro. Jessie Long with be the officiating clergy. Friends may call after 5pmCT/6pmET, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY.

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2012-12-10 08:33:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lindsey Wilson College wraps up semester with music

Performing arts take center stage; most attract capacity audiences to Columbia/Adair County venues, bolstering cultural standing, enriching lives. - CM
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Before fall finals began this week, several dozen Lindsey Wilson College students crammed in several musical and dramatic performances for the region.

Students in Associate Professor of Communication Susan Minton's "Creative Ministries" class performed a series of skits Wednesday night, December 5, 2012 for members of Woodlawn Christian Church in Campbellsville. KY.

Members of the Lindsey Wilson Singers and Lindsey Wilson Players collaborated with the Louisville-based Commonwealth Musicians to give three performances of the Christmas Madrigal November 27-29, 2012; the Lindsey Wilson Concert Band gave its annual "Winter Concert" December 7, 2012; the Lindsey Wilson Players performed Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner along with a Christmas special December 5-6-8, 2012; Professor of Music Robert Reynolds gave a December 2, 2012 recital; and the Columbia-Adair County community joined the Lindsey Wilson Singers, Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir and Commonwealth Musicians December 3 for a "Messiah Sing."

LWC's 2012 winter commencement will be 10amCT Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. - DUANE BONIFER

2012-12-10 06:01:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Gladys Paxton, 80, Adair County, KY (1932-2012)

She was a highly respected Columbia Business leader. She was owner of the Adair Florist in Columbia, KY, with her husband, the late Frank Paxton, for over 25 years. She was a longtime member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. At the time of her death she was living in retirement in Florida.

Gladys Paxton, age 80 years of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Florida Waterman Hospital in Tavares, Florida, after an illness.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Clergy, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Richard Lowe and Rev. Neil Janes officiating. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia. The family requests visitation after 2pmCT/3pmET Monday, December 10, 2012, at the funeral home.

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2012-12-10 04:16:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

TODAY, MONDAY with CM, December 10, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 10, 2012:
Self-centered selfish
love to hate and hate to love
yet hope to be loved.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 10 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 454, in progress

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather
if any.

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 10 Dec 2012, 3:15amCT/4:15amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Overnight - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 55. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday - Rain, possibly mixed with snow, mainly before 2pm. Temperature falling to around 39 by 5pm. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday night - A 20 percent chance of snow before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

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

2012-12-10 03:38:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Peggie Sue Sprowles, Taylor Co., KY (1964-2012)

She was a native of Jackson, Georgia and a member of a respected Taylor County, KY, family. She leaves one direct and four step living descendants. She professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.
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Peggie Sue Sprowles, 48, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 7:45amET, Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Campbellsville, KY. Graveside services were held at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Zion Separate Baptist Church Cemetery in Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Ronda Arnett.

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2012-12-10 03:25:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 10
Happy Anniversary, James and Nancy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Nancy Coffey Cundiff and James Miller Cundiff (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alberta Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexis Tooley (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Chelf-Lane | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Barlow (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Bobby Joe Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claria E. Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Curry (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Alley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Prunice Jeffrey Barnett (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Virginia Faye Powell Warren | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth "Kenny" Hord, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Samuel Collins, Sr., Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Exie Wisdom, Green Co. native (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wallace Levon Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Edward Sebastian, Casey Co., KY, (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ken Dotson, Taylor Co., KY (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bernice T. Wilson, Campbellsville, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nella Mae Jackson, 92, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Edwin (Jack) Pike, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barney Groce, 42, Burkesville, KY (1971-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Ripley, Adair County, KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian C. Saucer, 84, Adair County, KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.R. (Slick) Polston, Taylor Co., KY; b. Russell Co., KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Rowe Vaughn, 99, Taylor County, KY (1916-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Dale Woodrum, 60, Casey Co., KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Lynn Rice, 74, Taylor County, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Gibson, Hodgenville, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Wheat Helm (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, December 10, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAdair Homemakers gathering mittens, gloves for Sandy victims through Dec. 13, 2012
The Adair County Extension Homemaker's Association is accepting donations gloves and mittens for those affected by Super Storm Sandy, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, 8am-12pm noon CT and 1pm-4:30pmCT, Monday-Friday. Donations of gloves and mittens need be received by Thursday, December 13, 2012. - Kelli Bonifer County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences | (ID:20328, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Thirty-two (32) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Eighty-nine (89) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Cases Circuit Court. One (1) cases District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Sixty-nine (69) cases District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, One (1) Cases Circuit Court. Two Hundred Six (206) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Six (6) Cases Circuit Court. Fifty-nine (59) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20369, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Paul Ford, Taylor County, KY (1927-2012) | (ID:20366, Comment)
11:00amCTVisitation for Randall Bottom, Taylor Co., KY (1960-2012) | (ID:20352, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20196, Comment)
12:05pmCTAdair County Public Library Board of Trustees
The Adair County Public Library Board of Trustees meets each second Monday of the month at 12:05pmCT in the library basement, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Meetings are open to the public and governed by the open meetings laws which pertain to all boards. Boart members: Beth Grant, President; Mary Knight, VP; Nancy Ballou, Treasurer; Georgina Roy, Secretary; Nicole Turner, Member. The Library staff is Lee Ann Jessee, director; Jewell Kimbler, Assistant Librarian; Ernestine Bennett, Genealogy Librarian; Aleina Milligan, Children's Librarian; and Anita Riddle, Bookmobile Librarian. | (ID:20284, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mrs. Bernice T. Wilson, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2012) | (ID:20373, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20225, Comment)
Columbia/Adair Parks & Rec Board meets at 107 High ST Columbia, KY
Watch here for Agenda
The meeting will start at 5pmCT at the the 911 Building, 107 N. High Street, Columbia, KY. The Parks & Rec Board regularly meets at 5pmCT each second Monday of each month. Charles Grimsley, Chairman; Members, Bobby Bowe, Donna Shirley, Craig Dean, Billy Dean Coffey, Bruce White, Tommy Steele, Rebecca Schmidt, and Greg Thomas. | (ID:20285, Comment)
5:30pmCTColumbia Rotary Club meets at Cranmer Dining Center
Regular meetings: Columbia Rotary Club meets every second and fourth Monday night at 5:30pmCT, at Lindsey Wilson College Cranmer Dinning Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY. Visitors always welcome. - JERRY HOLT, President | (ID:20287, Comment)


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