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Alvin Wayne Burton, 41, Indianapolis, IN, (1971-2012)

He was a member of a large, highly regarded family with deep roots in Adair County, KY, and Johnson and Bartholomew Counties of Indiana. He was a utilities construction worker and had served in the United States Army Reserve

Alvin Wayne Burton, age 41 years of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 11:19pmET, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Funeral services will be Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. John Blakey the officiating clergy. Burial will be in the Bearwallow Cemetery, 6080 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting after 10amCT/11amET, on Sunday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

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2012-12-20 19:35:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Business News: Central Tire opens on Greensburg Street

2012-12-20 - 912 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Dennis Brown, left is the owner, and Jeff Rowe, is manager, of Central Tire Service, 912 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. The store will sell and service a full line of tires and offers road and farm service. The new business shares the large building at 912 Greensburg Street with H&P Floorcare and Brown's Stripe and Seal Asphalt Service. The phone number is 270-380-1030 or 270-378-0311.

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Ancil Lee Farmer, Jr., 55, Taylor Co., KY (1957-2012)

Ancil Lee Farmer Jr, age 55, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence in Taylor County.

Funeral Services for Ancil Lee Farmer Jr. will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in St. Francis of DeSales. The family requests visitation from 4pm-7pm/5pm-8pmET, Friday, December 21, 2012, at the funeral home.

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2012-12-20 19:10:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Garry Dicken, Taylor County, KY (1950-2012)

He professed faith in Christ and attended God's Friendship Chapel. He was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service

Garry Dicken, 62, of Campbellsville, KY, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Robert Boston and Bro. Dennis Penick. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY.

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2012-12-20 18:44:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Millerfield Christmas Play rescheduled for Sun., Dec. 23, 2012

Due to a death in the church family, Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church, 1935 Millerfield Road Columbia, KY, Christmas play scheduled for Friday December 21, 2012 at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET. We will have no Sunday School and worship service will begin at 9:30amCT/10:30pmET. Contact: Pastor Richard Lehman at 270-384-9713. - Rhonda Burton

2012-12-20 16:28:10 | Comments | Printable version

Demaris Holt, Adair County, KY (1920-2012)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Northeast Adair County family. She leaves 15 direct living descendants. She was a member of New Hope Separate Baptist Church and worked at Shepherd Grade Center
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Demaris Holt age 92 years of the Sulphur Creek Road, Columbia, Ky. passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:55pmET, at Casey County Hospital Liberty, KY.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey and Bro. J. Richard Lehman, the officiating clergy. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery, 131 New Hope Cemetery Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET at the funeral home.

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2012-12-20 15:19:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Christmas Eve Candlelight service at Columbia UMC

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 11pmCT/12am midnight ET, Monday, December 24, 2012, at the Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. Everyone is welcome. - Wanda Wisom

2012-12-20 14:22:13 | Comments | Printable version

Post 15 Drug Round Up in Marion Co. leads to multiple arrests

Among 17 arested were individuals from Campbellsville, Greensburg, Lebanon, St. Francis, and Loretto
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By Tpr. Clint Walker
News from Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LEBANON, KY - Units from KSP Post 15, KSP Special Response Team, Columbia Area HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas)Task Force, Marion county Sheriff deputies and Lebanon City Police, executed 17 arrest warrants today. The warrants were issued by the Marion County Grand Jury after a year long investigation.

Those arrested were:

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2012-12-20 11:20:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Paul David Stephens, Russell County, KY (1943-2012)

He was a retired Carpet Store Owner and a member of the Main Street Church of God. He leaves 2 direct living descendants.
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Paul David Stephens, 69, of Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services for Paul David Stephens will be 1pmCT/2pmET, Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with burial in the Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call after 10amCT/11amET, Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Billy Silverman will be the officiating clergy.

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2012-12-20 10:16:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

College Goal Sunday provides free help with financial aid

Somerset Community College one of 17 sites across the state participating in Sunday, January 13 2011 events

By Allison Horseman
News from Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY (December 20, 2012) - College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, January 13, at 17 sites across the state. For south central Kentucky, the program will take place on the campus of Somerset Community College in the Meece Auditorium, in Meece Hall, 808 Monticello Street.

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2012-12-20 08:18:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Site Note: Fast track your next Events announcement

As many of the Events received at are posted as time is available to do so. CM Events capsulize as much essential information as possible as briefly as possible. Publicists can Fast Track announcements by following some simple steps.

Simple 1-2 step way to send events to

A large number of contributors - perhaps a majority - have adopted a submission procedure which has streamlined posts to the CM Events calendar. Their submissions take top priority. They go to the top of the queue (and try as we may, there are always more submissions than we can process). It's a simple 1-2 method:
1) Copy and Edit (Make the changes needed to fit your Event.) from one of CM online Events posts. They are edited to say it the way we say it and the way we post it - in the exact sequence, style, content, even the spacing we use. Small things matter, like the way we say when and event occurs ("5amCT/6amET, Saturday, October 20, 2012"). This is the way we say time, day, month day and year on the site.

After making the changes:

2) Copy and Send, "Special to" addressed only and exclusively (submissions with multiple addressees or through third parties are filtered and likely won't make it online at CM) to
Because of the time savings to, submissions handled in this manner are given a higher priority in the queue. If a submission is not posted within two hours, call 270-250-2730. Thanks. - Ed Waggener

2012-12-20 07:29:01 | Comments | Printable version

Commander Hare impressed with SPC Collins

Suggests CM active duty online directory, too
Comments re article 56519 Wants APO address for SPC Collins of Morgans Men Joe Hare writes:
Ed, I had the honor to meet and shake the hand of SPC Collins yesterday afternoon. My impression is that with men like this young soldier this country is well protected.

In my short meeting with him I did learn that there are also 3 other Adair Countians who will be deploying with SPC Collins shortly after the first of the year. Stephanie Caldwell is working on getting a picture and names of these young men to CM so that we all will know whomto say "thank you" to.

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2012-12-20 07:25:58 | Comments | Printable version

Cram the Cruiser nets 52.6 tons of food statewide

Christmas Spirit more than doubles, 2012 vs. 2011. Harlan Post, by itself, collected almost 11 tons

By Michael Webb

(FRANKFORT, KY) - Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced today that the 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive netted 105,148 pounds (52.6 tons) of food statewide.

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2012-12-20 07:14:39 | Comments | Printable version

Wants APO address for SPC. Collins of Morgan's Men

Comments re article 56505 Morgans Men Always Ready Always There

Sue Mullins writes:
Would it be possible to get Spc. Collins' APO and ideas from his wife as to what he likes in order to send him some care packages while he is deployeed? - Sue Mullins
Thanks: We'll post this. Quite possibly the writer of "Morgan's Men," Stepanie Caldwell, will want to post this information. -CM

2012-12-20 05:25:54 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. Truman Howard Murphy, Burkesville, KY (1933-2012)

He was the patriarch of a large Cumberland Co., KY family and a highly regarded member of the Burkesville community. He was a member of The Highland Chapel United Methodist Church, an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict having attained the rank of Corporal, a member of V.F.W. post number 5419, a Master Plumber, and worked for the Cumberland County Water District
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Mr. Truman Howard Murphy, age 79, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday December 17, 2012 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky.

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1pmCT/12pm noon ET, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Rev. R. Thomas Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Burkesville Cemetery with military honors conducted by The Monticello D.A.V. post number 105. Visitation will be after 2pmCT/3pmET, Thursday December 20, at Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville until the Funeral Hour on Friday.

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2012-12-20 04:40:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, Thursday with CM, December 20, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 20, 2012:
Our favorite hues
control future perceptions
once used for gilding.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 20 December 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 464, in progress

The Weather for Today

Hazardous Weather Outlook



The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on 20 Dec 2012, 3:55amCT/4:55amET, NWS, Louisville, KY
Today - Periods of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers between 3pm and 5pm. High near 57. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight - A slight chance of rain and snow showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers between midnight and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Plus some- added this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more:
direct links to articles, columns, poems and/or photos possibly with other important links, are posted here: Stephanie Caldwell Morgan's Men: Always Ready, Always There Posted on 2012-12-19 09:52:38 Tom Chaney: Books at Christmas Posted on 2012-12-15 06:09:50. Billy Joe Fudge Kentucky Color - Water Tower Anomaly Posted on 2012-12-19 04:53:03. Billy Joe Fudge:Kentucky Color - Sinking Creek Resurfaces Posted on 2012-12-16 06:11:57. w/Photos. . JIM: History: Birthing cry for an Adair Railroad just got weaker and weaker Posted on 2012-12-18 11:24:36. Chuck Hinman: Christmas memories from my show biz days Posted on 2012-12-16 05:47:42. Carol Perkins: Making our homes special for Christmas Posted on 2012-12-16 05:20:57. Robert Stone: At self-set pale- a sonnet Posted on 2012-12-16 10:07:05. Mike Watson:History: Railroad attempts in Adair County, KY Posted on 2012-12-18 13:58:13. Sharon Whitehurst: The Whitehurst Diaries. Sunset calm after the thunderstorm w/Photos. Posted on 2012-12-18 05:57:58.

2012-12-20 04:02:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 20
Happy Anniversary Kevin and Debbie Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Maxwell & Carolyn Hancock (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mitchell and Brenda Higginbotham (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Sam and Jennifer Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Douglas Vaughn Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Lacy Burton (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James David "JD" Coomer (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Bardin (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Bertram | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Kelsay (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wally Burress (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Sarah Lydia Glass, 7, Taylor Co., KY (December 20, 2001 - July 23, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Creech, Russell Co., KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Woodson Lewis Milby, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Judd Upton, Greensburg (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orine Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delphene Wilson, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colonel Herbert B. Mattingly, Glasgow, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Bell Frost, Taylor County, KY (1952 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kayla Cash , 22, Taylor County, KY (1990-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen J. Reid, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerline Finn, 85, Taylor Co./Metcalfe Co native, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Ann Miller Gaines, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Vernon Meeks, Jr., 58, Casey County, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Herbert Otto (Herb) Stein, Jefferson Co., KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Richardson, 65, Casey Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gilbert (Gil) Ephraim Kempf, age 85, Russell Co, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Heistand, 65, Taylor County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Shirley Lee Babbit, 69, Green County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Kay Morris, 75, Russell County/Wayne Co., KY native (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddie Wade Wilson, 75, Edmonton, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Branham, Cumberland Co. KY (1944-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT7 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. No (0) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) Cases Circuit Court. Nineteen (2) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. Two (2) Cases Circuit Court. Nine (9) cases District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Two (2) Cases Circuit Court. Two (2)cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, One (1) Cases Circuit Court. One (1) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20453, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20206, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Patrick Ryan Pruitt, Burkesville, KY (1982-2012) | (ID:20445, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20235, Comment)
7:00pmCTRegular meeting held last week:Adair County School Board Regular meeting.
(Adair School Board meeting rescheduled for December 13, 2012)

The Adair County School Board meets at 7pmCT, each third Thursday, at the Board Conference Room, lower level, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Adair County Board of Education: Chairman Floyd Burton (Division 4) Members Open (Division 1); Marsha Walker (Division 2), Joseph Payne, (Division 3). Mike Harris (Division 5) | (ID:20295, Comment)
Jonathan Lemmon band and Greg Blair at Cafe on the Square
Jonathan Lemmon's new band The Story will debut select songs from their new album "Listen." Also appearing will be special guest Blairich, 7pm-9pmCT/8pm-10pmET, Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the Cafe on the Square, 212 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Everyone is invited. - Jennifer Lemmon | (ID:20383, Comment)


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