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View Tonight's State of the Union Address online at

President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight will be presented online at with several enhancements, including contextual information, charts and data used to make decisions. After the speech, there will be policy discussions by experts, and then later, there will be a new tool available, called Citizen Response, that allows public feedback on the speech, both generally and about specific lines and themes.

The President's speech to Congress begins tonight at 8:00 pmCT. Click "read more" to see the standard player right on ColumbiaMagazine, or visit to view the enhanced version.

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2013-02-12 19:14:23 | Comments | Printable version

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ACMS 8th Grade completes impressive 2012-2013 season

2013-02-12 - 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Debbie Cowan.
The 8th grade Adair County Middle School Boys Basketball team, Columbia KY, recently completed an impressive season. The team won the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Association regular season conference and tournament last week. Pictured with the trophies are team members: Michael Montgomery, Cole Cooper, Cameron Lasley, Trey Strange, Will Myers, Jordan Lasley, Corey Melton, Dylan Feese and Lane Burton. Back row: Zach Smith, Easton Turner, Jamison Miller, Dalton Hundley, Chris Abston and Kyron Jones. The team is coached by Mike Sneed. - Debbie Cowan Paired Photo, See also : ACMS 7th Grade Boys capture regular, tournament titles

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2013 Adair County Ministerial Association Lenten Services

By Bill Sandell
News from the Adair County Ministerial Association

The Adair County Ministerial Association Lenten Services will be each Wednesday at 12:05pmCT, February 13-20-27, March 6-13-20 at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with a final Good Friday service March 29, 2013, at the Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. All the services will begin at 12:05 with a lunch following each Wednesday service. Donations will be accepted at the lunch. Here is a schedule for all the services:
  • February 13, 2013 - Rev. Laura Harris
  • February 20, 2013 - Bro. Bill Sandell
  • February 27, 2013 - Bro. Steve Pescosolido
  • March 6, 2013 - Bro. David Kemp
  • March 13, 2013 - Bro. Terry White
  • March 20, 2013 - Bro. Randy Copeland
  • March 29, 2013 - Bro. Barry Bradshaw (No Lunch. Good Friday service will be held at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY
- Bill Sandell, Administrative Assistant, Columbia Baptist Church.

2013-02-12 18:00:18 | Comments | Printable version

Great Memories of the City Swimming Pool

By Lynn Earl Huddleston

Growing up in Columbia in the early sixties the city pool was a fun place to spend your summer vacation.

I have so many fond memories of the pool beginning when my mother took me there in the mornings for swimming lessons.

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2013-02-12 15:52:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

God Speed, Mr. Treece, from Jon Halsey

Jon Halsey writes:
God Speed Mr Treece.

You're did a remarkable job and Adair County was fortunate to have had you at the helm of our school system.

Re the remarks outside your door - You have now joined an illustrious albeit small band. I'm referring of course to the late great Samuel Clemens who was egregiously sent to a premature grave by the New York Journal and the lesser known British Violinist who was just as erroneously given a early demise when the Daily Telegraph reported in 1999 that he had died as a result of a recent hospital stay.

Fortunately you were able to "clear the record" before the record got recorded. Seems to be a particular trait of yours to always be ahead of the game.

Again, God Speed.

- Jon halsey Knifley
Comments re article 57575 Superintendent Treece explains reason for rehab

2013-02-12 09:25:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Larry Smith's Spotlight on his hometown, Summersville, KY

In Progress, Click on Headline for introduction with photo(s)

Larry Smith has sent a few more photo(s) of his hometown, Summersville, KY, the cross county rival city of his other hometown, Greensburg, KY. This album links the new pictures.

While Summersville, KY, is unincorporated, it has a population of 568, according to larger than many county seats in the United States - maybe some in Kentucky. That's over 25% of the population of Greensburg, KY, the county seat, 2,168 in 2010.

2013-02-12 08:25:16 | Comments | Printable version

JIM: The lineage of a grocery store (1903-1918)

'The lineage of a grocery store on the Square, from founding to demise, 1903-1918.' The transitions of a 15 year enterprise, which persevered through numerous ownerships, partnerships, and changes of venue, all around the Square. Should, in spite of author's acute Steerupaphobia and anti-seditiousness, some be incited to comment please do so. For the many who only read CM for JIM'S pieces, a comment would be a tiny expected courtesy for this epic essay. - ED WAGGENER
With acknowledgment and grateful gratitude to JIM's acknowledgement of a leading but small fraction of his vast worldwide and polyuniversal cheering section: Ann C., Mike W. and John R.

By JIM of The Great White North

The lineage of a grocery store on the Square, from founding to demise, 1903-1918 (including an addendum, an abundance of asides, and numerous names dropped, all at whim of the compiler, but carefully bowdlerized of shootings and very nearly all other salacious shenanigans in order not to steer up the general populace and disturb the domestic tranquility of the Auld Sod)

A hundred or so years ago, the names of businesses and the proprietors thereof oft-times changed with amazing frequency. Such was the case of a grocery store that opened on the square in the summer of 1903 and closed its doors forever in the spring of 1918 - with many a twist and turn in between, including no fewer than eight different names and nine sole or co-owners, six of whom had departed Adair County by 1920.

Jackman's Store
Toward the latter part of July 1903, a three-line ad appeared in a couple of editions of the Adair County News: "I have a complete line of groceries [at] the lowest cash price. Give me a call. Frank Jackman." Frank had been in business in Columbia as a jeweler since the late 1890s, most likely in the same location, before adding a line of groceries.

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2013-02-12 07:20:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

One injured in pickup vs. pickup collision, Campbellsville, KY

From Larry Smith, 99.9 FM, The Big Dawg

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident shortly after 2pmET, Monday, February 11, 2013, at the intersection of New Columbia Road/KY 55 and Columbia Avenue on the south side of Campbellsville, KY.

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office tells us 53 year old James Arnett of Campbellsville was attempting a left turn and pulled his '87 Ford Ranger pickup into the path of a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup operated by 60 year old Bonita Owens, also of Campbellsville.

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2013-02-12 06:47:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Link/Hemp Story: Sen. Paul, Rep. Yarmuth help hemp bill

There's a February 11, 2013, story in the Louisville Courier-Journal website with the good news for Kentucky Farmers that, with the help of U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R. KY) and U.S. Representative John Yarmuth (D, KY), the hemp bill has cleared the Kentucky Senate Subcommittee. The full story is at With support from Sen. Rand Paul, hemp bill clears Kentucky Senate committee unanimously on the Courier-Journal website.

2013-02-12 06:39:53 | Comments | Printable version

(Ad) Yard Sale Season is here - It's Extra Cash Time!

The cold weather is beginning to break. And Yard Sales are showing up again. There are two listings this morning. One is inside. So weather isn't a factor - or maybe it's working in the hosts favor. With CM's weather, it's easier than ever to plan whether to take advantage of the bad weather with an indoor Yard Sale, or take advantage of the good weather with one outside. Yard Sales are free for individuals in the 7-County CM Area, when Street & Number is included for the venue. Otherwise, the cost is very low for businesses and those who prefer not to include the information. For What's FREE and What's PAID, see Rates & Terms And, for those who want to have their Yard Sale stand out from all the rest, CM Front Page Hotspots can boost traffic with $1/hour hotspots. (Minimums apply).

2013-02-12 06:29:55 | Comments | Printable version

HS Basketball: Adair County 59. Allen County/Scottsville 52

Next: HS Basketball Adair County High hosts Hart County High at John Burr Gym
The ACHS girls vs Hart County (Munfordville, KY) at 5:30pmCT. ACHS Boys vs. Hart County at 7pmCT, at Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY.

Special CM Sports Story
News from Adair County High School Athletics

The Adair County Indians ended a four game losing streak with a 59-52 victory over the Allen County Scottsville Patriots. The win improved the Indians record to 16-11 while Allen County dropped to 14-13.

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2013-02-12 05:54:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, TUESDAY with CM, February 12, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 12, 2013:
Body being dead,
spirit still lives for reader
who cherishes words.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 12 February 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 518, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 10, 2013 and a few others from the past week :

2013-02-12 05:29:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 12
Happy Anniversary, Aaron and Nikki Rainwater (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Nick and Rita Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen Green | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashlyn Elizabeth Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, B.J. Huff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Curry (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Braylee Wilkerson (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candy Northrup | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cassie Rowlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlie Riter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Grider (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gabriel Kirksey (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerry Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.C. VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kemmye Graves | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Foster (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Wilson (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison Rose Irvin (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noah Bishop (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paula Garrison (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Rebecca Curry (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shaye Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stella Frances Grider Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Harvey (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Venetta Barnett, Campbellsville, KY (1913-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Pedigo Coleman, 97, Metcalfe Co., KY native (1913-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Buddy) Bernard, Adair Co., KY native (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Ann Cook, Adair Co., KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Meader, Campbellsville, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Sterling (Speedy) Simpson, Russell Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Denise Hudgins Kessler, Green Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Boyd Richardson, Russell Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Jane Burchett Russell County, KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Samuel Elroy Pepper, Green Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Lay, Casey County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Darlene Gabehart, 68, Taylor County, KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Fontella Ann Tucker, , Taylor Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Maxie Riley Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jim (Hammer) Vaughn, 68, Green County, KY (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Grant, Adair County, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Morgan, 73, Casey County, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Sue McQueary, 66, Russell County, KY native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Newcomb Moore, Taylor County, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Dale Brown, Casey County, KY/Lincoln County native (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floyd G. Hash, 94, Taylor County, KY (1923-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jalisa Shanee Lavee Smith, 29, Louisville, KY (1988-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Sharon Wethington Davis, Liberty, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eloise Stalcup, 79, Burkesville, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anice Patricia Bobe, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anice Patricia Bobe, 87, Russell County KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdday, Scottie Hadley, 75, Adair County, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Memorial Birthday, Abraham Lincoln (1809) | (Updates/Corrections)
Memorial Birthday, Charles Darwin | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:30amCTChamber Board of Directors Meet
201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, at 7:30amCT, each second Tuesday, at the Chamber Board Room, Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY each month. Chamber President, Roger Meadows; others on the Board of Directors: Joel Peterson, Wendy Butler Burt, Wes Bryant, Lee Ann Collins, Julie Combs, Brandon Thompson, Pam Hancock, Brenda Mann, Roger Meadows, Dr. Ronald P. Rogers, Debbie Shelby, Eric West, Chris Wilson, Ellen Zornes, and Dave Rasmussen. | (ID:21092, Comment)
8:00amCTDenise Stewart Quilt Exhibit now at Begley Art Gallery, LWC (STORY/PHOTO)
"Quilts," by Denise Stewart, will be on display through February 28, 2013, in the Lindsey Wilson College Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY 8am-4pmCT Monday-Friday and by special appointment. Contact Tim Smith at or 270-384-8079 - DUANE BONIFER | (ID:20953, 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: Twenty-five (25) -. Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (18) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Events Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Twenty-five (25) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, One hundred thirty-six (136) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Ten (10) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:21210, Comment)
10:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry Open 10am-1pmCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry at 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY will be open each Tuesday, 10am-1pmCT. - Patricia Willis Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry | (ID:20997, Comment)
Services, Snellville, GA, for Bobby D. Jessie, Adair Co., KY (1943-2013) | (ID:21169, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) | (ID:21199, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21065, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Mildred W. Emerson Randolph, Casey Co. KY (1935-2013) | (ID:21180, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Sarah Moran, Green County, KY (1946-2013) | (ID:21208, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:21012, Comment)
Adair Band Bingo at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT
Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. | (ID:21030, Comment)
5:15pmCTStrong for Life Class, Jim Blair Center
Strong for Life Classes at 5:15pmCT, every Tuesday and Thursday, at the Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. Participants should bring own hand and arm weights. Strong for Life is a combination of of weight bearing exercises and aerobics. Contact: 270-634-2935. - LEE ANN JESSEE | (ID:21094, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair County Ambulance Board meets, 906 Westlake DR, Columbia, KY
The Adair County Ambulance Service Tax District Board meets at 6:30pmCT. The regular meeting of the Adair County Ambulance Board is each second Tuesday at 6:30pm, at the Adair County Emergency Medical Services building 906 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:21101, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Fiscal Court. Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. (AGENDA)
Regular monthly meetings are each 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pmCT in the basement of the Adair Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Large, comfortable assembly room. Open to the Public. Ann Melton, Adair County CJE presiding. | (ID:21103, Comment)


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