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Letter: FM2 wouldn't exist without those big trucks

Mobile Comments re George Kolbenschlag: NO THROUGH TRUCK TRAFFIC signs

Chris Reeder writes:
I hardly think writing a ticket to a person trying to make a living whether bringing good to or through good old Columbia is hardly the answer. In these days they are following a GPS system that barely even recognizes our little town (and I'm quiet ok with that). Even with the signs, it won't change the fact that some trucks are coming through, and without them Columbia/Adair County would be in a bad shape. In some form or fashion the FM2 wouldn't exist without those big trucks. - Chris Reeder
Chris Reeders - What you say about trucks and truckers is a given. Every town in America would be worse where there no trucks. But you miss the point. There is no suggestion of stopping delivery trucks of any size. The idea is keep through trucks out of the downtown. And, in a large way, it's just a matter of everyone observing the Golden Rule, isn't it? We can make Adair County an even more trucker friendly community and a better place for Downtown, too; and that will entail some mutual understandings. - EW


2017-06-11 20:06:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Wildflowers of KY: Milkweed in its most common color - Orange



2017-06-11 - Chance, Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com photo(c).
Milkweed, sometimes called butterfly weed, is shown here in its most common color in this area, bright orange, beautiful in the a windswept field before a backdrop of fleabane. The plant provides food for Monarch butterflies.

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Query: Looking for a book by Thomas Berry, Jr.

My name is Chris Johnson. Thomas Berry Jr wrote a book (the family tree or family history of Thomas Berry) in Aug 1933. His brother was my grandmothers grandfather. I was wondering if there was a way to get a copy of the book. Thanks. Chris Johnson

Readers: If anyone has information about the book and how it can be acquired, please send using the "Comments" button with this article. If you haven't already, you might inquire at Adair County Historian Mike Watson, Watson Publications, 202 Moreland Avenue, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1836. Phone 502-545-0525.


2017-06-11 18:58:24 | Comments | Printable version

Patty D.: All truckers need access to the Square.

Not just fire and first response vehicles, writer says
Comments re photo 73111 Traffic Light diagram at FM2/City Hall/GMFH/Judicial Center
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By Patty

Correct me if I am wrong, but I read this as Mayor Hardwick was concerned with the fire Department trucks making the turn, not whether a truck went around the Public Square.

Trucks make the world go around, without them we would have nothing; fire trucks are very important when needed and the fastest route would be what I would want if it was my house. Truckers in general need the closest route and still be safe. Just my thoughts. - Patty


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2017-06-11 18:41:34 | Comments | Printable version

Thomas William Sprowles, 52, Taylor Co., KY (1965-2017)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the God's Grace Church in Campbellsville. He was a former contractor, a farmer and former employee of Cox Interiors. He enjoyed owning and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, loved working on anything that needed fixing and in spare time making cherry furniture. He was the son of Vernice Sprowles Carnes of Campbellsville, KY, and the late Thomas Ervine Sprowles. He leaves seven direct living descendants.
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Thomas William Sprowles, 52, of Campbellsville, KY, departed this life,Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Campbellsville at his home.

The funeral service for Thomas William Sprowles, will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Billy Adams will be officiating. Visitation after 9amCT/10amET, Tuesday at the funeral home.


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2017-06-11 16:35:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Theatrefest! will feature two comedies this year

In its fifth year, Theatrefest! presents two comedies under the direction of LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock
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By Venus Popplewell, Public Relations Director
Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Two comedies will celebrate this summer's fifth season of TheatreFest! at Lindsey Wilson College.

Last Train to Nibroc, a romantic comedy about two people searching for happiness, will open the season June 22, and continue June 23, 29, and 30, 2017, at 7pmCT each night. The season's other production is Lying in State, a political farce about a dead senator, which opens July 13 and continues July 14, 20 and 21, 2017, at 7pmCT nightly. Both productions will be presented in Lindsey Wilson's V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.


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2017-06-11 16:05:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Geo Kolbenschlag: Signs, Beautification, & City gardener idea

A we-can-have-it-all idea

George Kolbenschlag writes:
I'm all in favor of beautification of our fair city. Paint some flowers on the no through trucks sign and traffic light and use the money saved the state from not having to re-do the road to hire a city gardener and by some petunias. - George Kolbenschlag
Comments re article 91037 Charles Marshburn A question of greater missions


2017-06-11 13:43:15 | Comments | Printable version


JIM: Emery Bennett & Mollie Jeffries & auto business in Columbia

Emery Bennett prospered as a miller when he went west in 1890, with sojourns in Bates County, MO, and points west including Grangeville, ID. He returned from time to time to Adair County, KY, and, on one of those trips met and fell in love with Miss Mollie Jeffries, to whom he was married on June 3, 1925, in Russell County, KY. Mr. Bennett made big news in 1927, when organized, with partners J.A. Schuler, and C.T. Stults, the Bennett Motor Company. This account recalls successes of early business family names, including Hutchisons, Flowerses (with Mr. Ray Flowers' narrow escape in a cistern explosion, Smiths of Durant dealership fame, and many more
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By JIM

Adair Countian Emery J. Bennett, born during the Civil War, as a young man heard the siren call of Horace Greeley and headed west. Where he may have first stopped remains a mystery but by late 1890, he had resided in Bates County, Missouri (just short of the Kansas border), long enough to woo and wed young Miss Myrtle Staley. In 1900, they and their three kids still resided in Missouri, and in early 1920, by then joined by another daughter, they lived in southwest Montana, not too many miles removed either from the Washington or Oregon state line. His occupation was noted as "miller."


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2017-06-11 11:33:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Joyce Coomer: City should have ultimate say-so on intersection

Joyce Coomer writes:
I think it is a shame that the city is not the entity that decides what needs done nor how it needs done to roadways inside the city limits. The people who live here and see the traffic patterns daily know much more about what needs to be done than someone who comes through here less than once a month. -Joyce M. Coomer


2017-06-11 10:53:48 | Comments | Printable version

Kids will get to meet Farmer Brown at FM2 on 24 June 2017

Kid's learn the answer to, "Hamburgers grow on trees, don't they?" and other interesting facts about where our food comes from
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By Barbara Armitage


On Saturday June 24, 2017, there's going to be a new farmer in town.

Farmer Brown will be performing throughout the day at the Farmers Market on the Square in Columbia as part of Kid's Nutrition Day at the market.

Farmer Browns raps about everything from tilling to fertilizer. He's a super cool dude that kids can relate to - he makes farming and understanding where our food comes from exciting and fun. Farmer Brown is focused on the future. "I don't expect them to wake up one morning and decide to be a farmer. But if they have a positive view of farming early on, as they get older, they may remember one of the kooky little songs from Farmer Brown," Trevor Claiborn, Farmer Brown's creator said. "I'm an optimist. There's nothing wrong with being prepared."


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2017-06-11 07:10:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Charles Marshburn: A question of greater missions

About: George Kolbenschlag: NO THROUGH TRUCK TRAFFIC signs

Charles Marshburn writes from bucolic Greater Gadberry, KY
Hold On! Herr Kolbenschlag is treading in dangerous waters! Is he saying that traffic signs and signals have a greater mission than beautification? Ticketing? - Charles Marshburn
Which is more important? Or are they in any way mutually exclusive. Truth is, from a wise, wizened and withering ancient, if we have the first two items George Kolbenschlag suggests, we might not have to have the ticketing. If this issue simply can't be settled peaceably, it can be honorably by arm wrestling, but of a weekday, not on anybody's Sabbath. - Herr Ed


2017-06-11 06:49:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Bonnie Juanita Wilson, Russell Co., KY/McCreary Co., KY native (1935-2017)

She was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy in Somerset, KY. She was the daughter of the late Enoch & Tilda Hughes Owens, and the widow of Hermus "Jade" Wilson. She leaves 13 direct living descendants.
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Bonnie Juanita Wilson, 82, of Somerset (formerly of Russell County, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Bonnie Juanita Wilson wll be 10amCT, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Richard Ramsey officiating. Visitation will be 5pm-9pmCT, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, and after 8amCT, Wednesday. Interment will be in the Square Oak Cemetery.


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2017-06-11 05:01:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jennifer Ann Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2017)

She was a Christian, of Methodist Faith and a seamstress for several clothing factories. She was a native of Cumberland County, KY and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of of the late Loyd Groce and Fay Grider Groce who survives. Her husband, Joe Groce, survives, as does one direct living descendant, Michaela Groce, Burkesville, KY and siblings in Cumberland, Clinton, Metcalfe Counties
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Jennifer Ann Groce of Burkesville, KY passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at her residence in Burkesville, KY.

A private service for Jennifer Ann Groce will be held at a later date.


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2017-06-11 04:43:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mrs. Andrea Brooke Caldwell, 41, Taylor Co., KY (1976-2017)

She was a native of Burbank, CA, and a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Roger Fred Zykan & Nancy (Ortega) Allen, who survive, as does her husband, Shannon Caldwell. She leaves 16 direct living descendants. Mrs. Caldwell professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Caldwell enjoyed life and took pleasure in everyday things such as walking, coloring, or just relaxing in front of her TV.
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Mrs. Andrea Brooke Caldwell, departed this life on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home in Campbellsville after a brave battle with cancer.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Caldwell on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5pmCT/6pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Bro. Robert Hughes will be officiating. At the request of Mrs. Caldwell, cremation rites will be accorded her after the funeral. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, June 12, after 3pmCT/4pmET, until time for the service.


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2017-06-11 04:16:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, SUNDAY with CM - 11 Jun 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 11, 2017:
Many homely folk
might well look quite attractive
if they took more care.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 11 June 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2098



2017-06-11 03:52:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

George Kolbenschlag: NO THROUGH TRUCK TRAFFIC signs

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Seems to me a better and and MUCH less expensive solution to the issue of trucks going through the square would be to put a clear NO THROUGH TRUCK TRAFFIC no-no sign at the intersection of the by pass and then start ticketing drivers who ignore the sign. Or is that too complicated? --George Kolbenschlag
Comments re photo 73111 Traffic Light diagram at FM2City HallGMFHJudicial Center


2017-06-11 03:51:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 11
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Tammy Sexton (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James & Alice Turner (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audrie Ezra Hamilton (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Akin Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Andrew | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryleigh Addison Wheet (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlynn Faith George (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kimberly Kean (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Corbin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wayne "Goose" Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Cosby (Dick) Jeffries, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy Clark, 61, Taylor Co. KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Sylvia Sue "Judy" Collings, 74, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Daniel Bruce Patterson, Green Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Jean Coffey Burton, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John "Johnny" McFarland, Adair County, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory birthday, Alfred David Ford, Green County, KY (1945 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carol Allinson, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aileen Bernice Salsman, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary P. Cooper, 99, Russell County, KY (1914-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Ralph Burgess, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orvis Turner, 79, Adair County, KY, (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Keltner, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Huff, 70, Columbia, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Arnold, 101, Adair Co., KY native (1914-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Barnett, Taylor County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobert E (Hobe) Wilson, 93, Russell Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlotte Chaney, 67 Casey County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Gaskins, Russell County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Hurt Foust, 78, Adair Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Buddy) Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Lee Chelf Waggener (June 11, 1903 - March 2, 1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Robert Compton (1905) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Miss Lucille Kirtley, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:47787, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, 10amCT/11amET, Liberty, KY, for Hester Goode, 88, Casey Co., KY (1928-2017) | (ID:47768, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Tyler Jordan Wilson, 25, Russell Co., KY/Taylor Co. KY native (1991-2017) | (ID:47856, Comment)
NoonCT Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:47788, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, 1pmCT/2pmET, Liberty, KY, for Carolyn Faye Hampton Propes, Casey County, KY (1945-2017) | (ID:47766, Comment)
2:00pmCTMemorial Service, Russell Springs, KY, for Dennis Randolph Ballenger, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1960-2017) | (ID:47754, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday evening worship service schedules. | (ID:47790, Comment)
5:00pmCTVBS at Old Concord United Methodist Church 5pm-7:30pmCT, each Sunday in Jun 2017. - Susan Jasper. DETAILS | (ID:47524, Comment)

 

























 
 
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