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LWC will host Midwest Cycling Road Races this weekend

Columbia/Adair County welcomes one of the most important events in Cycling Saturday and Sunday, featuring of the two top athletic programs at Lindsey Wilson College. Already, 18 college and university cycling road teams are expected to be here, with a possibility of more to arrive unannounced.

By Ed Waggener

Adair County, KY, will be the site of three USA Cycling sanctioned Road Race events on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2013 at three different venues.
  • 8amCT, Saturday, February 23, 2013, team time trials will be held at the Kelleyville Church, 77 Kellyville Road, Columbia, KY in the Kelleyville Community of Adair County. (Garmin Coordinates N37*11'53.0"W85*19'30.3" Road race)
  • 12pm noon CT, Saturday, February 23, 2013, A road race will start at Purdy Separate Baptist Church, 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia Road (Garmin Coordinates: N37.14883 W85.19336). Course is a 25 mile loop following KY 206 to Snake Creek Road to KY 551/Knifley Road to KY 76 to Little Cake Road, including the killer Little Cake Hill.
  • 9amCT start, final race at 1pmCT, Sunday, February 24, 2013 Criterium races start behind Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive. This is one of the most popular events because spectators will be able to see the entire race in one close area.
Lindsey Wilson Cycling Coach Dave Grigsby expects some 500 to 1,000 or more to be in Adair County over the two exciting days.

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2013-02-21 17:37:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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USA Cycling Lindsey Wilson Midwest Event is Back

2013-02-21 - Kellyville Church Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer.
This is a scene from the last Team Trial Time (TTT) in Adair County. Lindsey Wilson Cyclists shown above on Kellyville Road, front to back, are Filip Capala, Justin Lowe, David Novak, and Jonathan Freter. Justin Lowe and David Novak are competing on Saturday. The TTT start at 9amCT, Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Road, Columbia, KY.

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Official Practice Test (OPT) will be offered for GED

Required before taking GED test; this test is free

By LeAnna Bennett
News from the Adair County Adult Education Center

The Adair County Adult Education Center, is offering an Open OPT at Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce Basement, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, 9amCT, Friday, March 1, 2013. The OPT is the Official Practice Test for the GED, and students must take and pass the OPT in order to qualify to take the GED test. On Friday, March 1, 2013, the center is offering any person who is interested in taking the GED the opportunity to take the OPT without any class time required.

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2013-02-21 15:10:41 | Comments | Printable version

Westlake CEO sends sincere thanks to Hospital Auxiliary

Gift will enable purchase telemetry equipment

David Rasmussen writes:
Westlake Regional Hospital would like to express a sincere Thank You to Westlake Regional Hospital Auxiliary for their donation of $32,000. The donation was utilized to purchase new telemetry equipment.

Westlake Regional Hospital is very appreciative of the Auxiliary's donation.

Thank You.

-David D. Rasmussen, CEO
Comments re article 57754 Hospital Auxiliary gives 32000 to Westlake Regional Hospital

2013-02-21 13:22:08 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water Advisory Issued for area on Northside Columbia, KY

UPDATE:CAUD Boil Water Advisory Lifted ffor Northside of Columbia
Date Issued: 2/21/13; Time Issued: 11amCT; posted CM 1:17pmCT A boil water advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers on
Butler Street, Dillon Street, Pittman Street, Greensburg Street, Knox Street, Travis Street, Murray Lane, Sunny Hill Drive, Clinton Street, Hemlock Circle, Garrett Street, Center Street, Todd Street, Terry Street, Page Street, Bowen Street, Smith Street, Hummingbird Lane and Taxus Street.
The advisory has been issued due to a main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

2013-02-21 13:12:50 | Comments | Printable version

Responsible Giving: Video promotes Lake Area Foundation

A video has been embedded on the front page of for Today, THURSDAY with CM, February 21, 2013, featuring a very positive to direct gift dollars. It will take many stories about the Lake Cumberland Foundation (LAF) to fully cover the scope and vision of the project.

As you watch the video, a familiar voice is heard. It's narrated by Alan W. Reed of Columbia, KY, who is now Superintendent of Adair County Schools.

We'd like to hear from others. This project appears to us to have awesome possibilities for our region. - EW

2013-02-21 08:03:05 | Comments | Printable version

Education/Link: Draconian measures at Monticello, KY

Drastic Teacher Pay Cuts

One of the state's independent school districts is in dire financial straits and is looking to state management and minimum teacher salary cuts of over $4,000 per year. Here's a link to an in-depth story in the Wayne County Outlook - Board waives right to hearing before state board, accepts alternative presentation plan.

2013-02-21 07:56:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Annual Country Ham Supper, Picketts Chapel UMC, this Saturday

Donations only event with all proceeds to Church's Building Fund

Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3047 Portland Road (Milltown Community), Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, will be having their Annual Country Ham Supper on Saturday evening, February 23, 2013, from 5pmCT/6pmET. The meal consists of Country Ham, Potatoes, Green Bean, Fried Apples, Cole Slaw, Biscuits, Red Eye Gravy, Jams & Jellies, Soft Drinks and/or Water. There is no specific fee for the meal, but the church will be accepting donations for the building fund to be used for upcoming bathroom renovations. Contact: (270) 378-2404. - Nancy Taylor

2013-02-21 07:46:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Boys Basketball: ACHS Indians, TCHS Cardinals going Regional

But next, Indians will face Taylor County Cardinals, 62-41 winners over Campbellsville High Eagles in the other first round district game for 20th District Title. In last night's game with Marion County, ACHS 8th grader Chance Melton has 24 points to lead team. Eighth grader Kel Stotts has 15. Other - Matt Fudge 12, Ty Bennett 4, Marshall Shelley 4, Zach Hutchison 3, and Gabriel Alfaro 3. Also seeing action were Jayden Willis, Jake Hixson, Tanner Pooler, Colton Back, Kyle Burton, Aaran Taylor, and Kyle Burton.

Special CM Sports Story

It will be Adair County vs. Taylor County for the championship of the 20th District at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Friday night, February 22, 2013, at Adair County's John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY.

Both teams will advance to 5th Region Tournament. In two previous meetings this season, Taylor County has won, by 46-37 on December 7, 2012, but by a much smaller margin in the second meeting on the Indians' home court, on January 22, 2013, with the score Adair County 38, Taylor County 40.

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2013-02-21 06:06:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Girl's Basketball: 2 Big 20th District Tournament games tonight

Columbia/Adair County welcomes Girls' Basketball fans

There are two critical games at Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. At 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, Marion County meets Taylor County. At 7pmCT, Adair County faces Campbellsville. The winners of tonight's games will advance to the 5th Region Tournament, regardless of finals outcome.

2013-02-21 05:28:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Hospital Auxiliary gives $32,000 to Westlake Regional Hospital

Thanks to Sue Stivers, we learned that the Westlake Hospital Auxiliary has presented $32,000 to Mr. David Rasmussen, CEO of the hospital, on Monday night, February 18, 2013.

The presentation was made at the Hospital Dining Room, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY.

A statement from Mr. Rasmussen on the gift has been requested and will be posted as soon as he completes other, more important concerns, according to Cheryl Wall. -EW

2013-02-21 04:51:17 | Comments | Printable version

National 4-H Council gets 4-Star rating on Charity Navigator

Responsible Giving

There's a good news for South Central Kentuckians who support 4-H programs on Charity Navigator. It's one of the featured organizations, receiving a 4 out of 4 Star rating, with on a possible 70, obtains an Overall rating of 67.03, a Financial rating of 65.80, and a perfect 70 for Accountability and Transparency. To read the entire story, click to Charity Navigator: National 4-H Council

Best of all, program benefits are 83% - very high, administrative expenses 9.5%, and fundraising expenses, 7.3%, very, very low. -EW

There is a PSA Side Ad for a quick link to Charity Navigator today, February 21, 2013. We find it a great first step for doing the arithmetic before writing a check. Some very popular, emotion driven charities seem poor choices compared to other options to reach the same goals. - EW

2013-02-21 04:45:07 | Comments | Printable version

Steve Burton has been a wonderful coach

Comments re article 57739 Steve Burton ACHS Golf Coach announces retirement

Mikki Flowers writes:
Congratulations to Steve Burton. He has been a wonderful coach with much success. I wish him the best. - Mikki Flowers
Thanks, Mikki Flowers - We totallyagree, admitting a bias. Steve Burton and his counterpart, Kim Goodin worked with CM while building their programs. Working with them one of the really great rewards we've enjoyed. We have to believe that it won't be long before Steve Burton's leadership talents are showcased again in an even more high profile role, within the schools and/or within the community. - EW

2013-02-21 04:28:01 | Comments | Printable version

Free Soil Testing ends Friday February 22, 2013

By Nick Roy, Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Free Soil Testing ends Friday, February 22, 2013.

The free soil testing program, sponsored by the Adair County Soil Conservation District, will end on Friday, February 22, 2013. Landowners should bring in their samples to the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. Soil probes may be borrowed from the Extension Office to collect soil samples, with directions on use. Contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317. - Nick Roy

2013-02-21 03:53:44 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, February 21, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 21, 2013:
So long as you live
inadequate portraits are
quickly recognized.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 21 February 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 527, in progress

Lake Area Foundation Video

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 17, 2013 and a few others from the past week :

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2013-02-21 03:10:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Fire on Conover Lane contained to garage

By Donald Hare
News from the Adair County Fire Department

The Adair County Fire Department responded Wednesday morning, February 20, at 6:49amCT, to 613 Conover Lane, Columbia, KY, to a residence owned by Jackie and Brenda Bardin. Fire was contained to garage area. It apparently originated from a wood stove. There were 14 firemen on the scene for about 1 hour. Donald Hare.

2013-02-21 03:04:15 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 21
Happy Anniversary, Debbie and Danny McClister (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angelique Mann (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.R. Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Lyric Dean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry R. Hadley (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Carter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mariah Hensley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Tucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mattie Willis (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Megan Renee' Keltner (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nannie Reliford (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pat Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia A. Hadley (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rodney Smith (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryder Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Helm (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Pittman (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tanner Janes (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Xander Antle! | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Elfriede Wenze McMahan, Green Co., KY (1936-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Ann Scott, 58, Cumberland Co., KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Varnam Larson "V.L." Cook, Green Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Jean Cox, Campbellsville, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie B. Eastridge, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ada W. Stearns, Russell County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian E. Hatfield, Casey Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lora Rayetta Hicks, Taylor County, KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marian Clayton Vance, 101, Adair County, KY (1912-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eunice Anderson, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arliine Morse-Williams, Casey Co., KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Earle Miller, 100, Russell County, KY (1914-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Passmore, 59, Russell Co., KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dawson Keltner, 84, Adair Co. KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Osby "Bear" Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
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:20960, 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) -. Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirty-four (34) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Two (2) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) 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:21288, Comment)
11:00amCTSocial Seniors Club meets at Adair County Library
The Social Seniors Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 11amCT/12pm noon ET, in the basement of the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, Ky 42728. The Social Seniors Club is open to all Senior Citizens of Adair County. Contact the Library at 270-384-2472 or Kelli Claypool at 270-378-2053. | (ID:21087, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:21074, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for David Mark Jones, Casey Co., KY (1984-2013) | (ID:21282, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY for Gary Wayne Martin 67, Glasgow, KY (d. Feb. 17, 2013) | (ID:21270, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Johnny Lee Smith, Cumberland Co. KY (d. Feb. 17, 2013) | (ID:21275, Comment)
3:00pmCTACMS Site Based Council meets February 21, 2013
The Site-Base Council at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY will be having a regular monthly meeting at 3pmCT, Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the school. The meeting is open to the public. Contact: 270-384-5308. - Alma Rich, Principal | (ID:21219, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:21021, 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:21099, Comment)
6:00pmCTLindsey Wilson Womens Basketball hosts St Catharine at LWC's Biggers Center
Lindsey Wilson Womens Basketball hosts St Catharine (St. Catharine, KY) at 6pmCT, Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:21253, Comment)
4-H Cloverbuds meet at Adair County Extension Service
There will be a 4-H Cloverbuds meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2013 starting at 6pmCT, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. Cloverbuds is a program open to all youth ages 5-8 years of age. - Tony Rose | (ID:21261, Comment)
College Basketball: LWC Women host St. Catharine at Biggers Sports Center
Lindsey Wilson College Men's and Women's Basketball teams host St. Catharine College (St. Catharine, KY, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, Thursday, February 21, 2013; the women's game starts at 6pmCT/7pmET, and the men's at 8pmCT/9pmET. Admission is free with the donation of a new or gently used pair of shoes. The shoes will be distributed in to those in need in Belize. Contact 270- | (ID:21268, Comment)
6:30pmCT1st Round District Tournament: Marion Co. Girls Basketball vs. Taylor Co. Girls
There are two critical games at Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. At 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, Marion County meets Taylor County. At 7pmCT, Adair County faces Campbellsville. The winners of tonight's games will advance to the 5th Region Tournament, regardless of finals outcome. | (ID:21291, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County School Board Regular meeting. (AGENDA)
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); Quin Lasley (Division 2), Joseph Payne, (Division 3). Mike Harris (Division 5) | (ID:21119, Comment)
Dr. Wesley Roberts will give organ recital at Ransdell Chapel
Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University, will present an organ recital, which will include works of J.S. Bach, William Byrd, and Tom Johnson, Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 7pmCT/8pmET, at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel, 401 N Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. The concert is free and open to the public. - Rebekkah Southwood, Campbellsville University | (ID:21158, Comment)
1st Round District Tournament: Adair Co. Girls Basketball vs. Campbellsville Girls
There are two critical games at Adair County High School's John Burr Memorial Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. At 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, Marion County meets Taylor County. At 7pmCT, Adair County faces Campbellsville. The winners of tonight's games will advance to the 5th Region Tournament, regardless of finals outcome. | (ID:21292, Comment)


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