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In search of the Band of Bros. Man who repainted TRH marker

Vonnie Kolbenschlag is impressed by great work:
George and I have been out of town for almost two weeks. This morning on the way to church we passed the marker in front on the Trabue property and BOY does it ever look great! I knew someone at the Christian Church was going to redo the sign, but I do not know his name. Would that all our historic markers looked so impressive! - Vonnie
Thanks, Vonnie K for catching someone doing great work and telling others about it. I hope someone in the Christian Church's Band of Brothers informs us of the his name. -EW

2017-10-08 17:22:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Molasses making: the apparatus needed for grinding cane

2017-10-08 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Robert Ellis.
The complex machine needed for grinding the cane stalks will wait for next year's harvest.

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Making Molasses in southern Adair County, KY

By Robert Ellis

Traveling Highway 704 yesterday looking for photo opportunities, I was delighted to see Molasses making going on at the homestead of Max and Kathy Hadley in southern Adair County, KY. They graciously gave me a free pass to take all the photos I wanted. I've shared a few photos of the event along with notes from a Wikipedia search of the process in this story.

Working patiently through the steps of taking the stalks through the process to liquid were Max and Kathy, helped by John and Amanda.

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2017-10-08 16:29:33 | Comments | Printable version

Silent City 2017 - Eleventh Annual Event a near perfect one

The wrap-up: Five performances, featuring six performers highlighting six great Adair Countians from history drew great audience - again. Plans are already underway for the 12th Annual Silent City.
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By Ed & Linda Waggener

An Adair County tradition now 11 years old was presented with five flawless performances, to an audience which numbered some 65-75 in attendance, on a clear, shirt sleeve warm Monday, October 3, 2017.

This year, almost all of those in attendance chose to gather at the Adair County Public Library, at 307 Greensburg Street, and then walk to the Columbia City Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, accessing the cemetery from the N Monroe Street lane between the Adair Judicial Center and the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department. A few drove to a parking letter immediately beside the first station.

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2017-10-08 16:20:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Mr. James Thomas (Tom) Reed, Sr., 73, Cumberland County, KY (d. 6 Oct 2017)

His wife, Alta Skiles Reed, survives. He leaves 27 direct living descendants.
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Mr. James Thomas "Tom" Reed Sr., 73, of The Blacks Ferry Community in Cumberland County, KY passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at his residence.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1pmCT, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Reed Street, Burkesville, KY. The family will receive friends after 2pmCT, on Monday, October 9, 2017 until the funeral hour on Tuesday.

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2017-10-08 15:23:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Family of missing Corbin girl asking for help from public

By David Greer
Kentucky Press News Service

Taylor J. McVey, 16, of Collins Lane, Corbin, KY has been missing since Sept. 15, 2017. She is about 5’2” and weighs approximately 110 pounds. Anyone with information about McVey’s whereabouts is asked to contact Whitley County E911 at 606-549-6017.

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2017-10-08 15:06:57 | Comments | Printable version

Verdict: No absentee voting for People's Choice Squarecrows

And, there's only one polling 'house': The Retired Teachers' Booth in front of the First and Farmers National Bank.
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By Ellen Zornes
for Adair Heritage Association

Sorry, but no absentee ballots.

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2017-10-08 12:24:38 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Special Regular Meeting 5 Oct 2017 - Report

At the meeting:
  • Board gets report on status of Burkesville Street phase, Downtown project
  • Board approves sale of surplus vehicle
  • Benefit for employee announced
  • Sewer, water plant, and water distribution reports presented
Tour of CAUD Water Plant follows session
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By Ed Waggener

The Columbia/Adair Utilities District Board of Commissioners met Thursday, October 5, 2017, in a special regular meeting at the CAUD Water Plant, 555 Griffin Springs Road, Campbellsville, KY, with Chairman Wid Harris presiding and all commissioners, David Jones, Mike Newton, Doug Sapp and Junior Brown present.

At the meeting, the commissions received an update on the Burkesville Street Phase of the downtown project, approved the sale of a surplus pickup truck, and were told of the next phase in the effort to establish a county wide natural gas distribution system outside the area served by the City of Columbia's Gas Department. As well, General Manager Lenny Stone gave reports on CAUD's sewer operation, water distribution, and updated the board about the ongoing health problems of employee Jeff Wooldridge and the need for continued assistance to his family.

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2017-10-08 12:08:41 | Comments | Printable version

Treats on the Town is Tue 31 Oct 2017

Downtown Columbia's Safe Halloween Program. Participants need to register now

By Debbie Selby, chair

Planning is well underway for Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce Annual safe Halloween event, Treats on the Town will be 4pm-7pmCT, Tue 31 Oct 2017 - Halloween night, of course.

Everyone is welcome to set up around the square . . . businesses, churches, civic groups, elected officials, families, individuals, young or old. Dress in costume, set up and decorate a treats table or car trunk, and hand out individually wrapped treats to the kids.

Traffic around the square will be closed by the Columbia City Police before 4pmCT.

To register and secure your spot, call Chairperson Debbie Selby, 270-384-6433 x 7224 or 270-250-1046.

2017-10-08 08:58:57 | Comments | Printable version

Voter wants to know if Squarecrow absentee ballots available

Maury Lewis, a Squarecrow enthusiast, wants to know if there can be absentee ballots cast for the People's Choice Squarecrow contest.

We're passing the question on to the Higher Authorities, with fulll appreciation and endorsement of their plan to keep the contests simple and fun. - EW

2017-10-08 08:48:06 | Comments | Printable version

The Southern Heirs will sing at Holly Grove Baptist 15 Oct 2017

The Southern Heirs will be singing at at 9amCT/10amET, October 15, 2017, Holly Grove Baptist Church Homecoming in Magnolia KY, at the church, 110 Holly Grove Road, Magnolia, KY. - Charles Shepherd

2017-10-08 08:05:39 | Comments | Printable version

Does Columbia needs more roundabouts? Writer thinks so

Related: New roundabout opens, Warren Co. at 526 & KY 1320 crossing

Charles Marshburn writes:
Columbia needs more roundabouts. What do you think, Mr. Editor? - Charles Marshburn
The idea is worthy of study - Wonder what others think? Others who are now using them on a daily basis? - EW

2017-10-08 07:39:08 | Comments | Printable version

'The Addams Family,' a New Musical, coming to Lebanon, KY

Performances by two different casts - one adult and one youth cast at Centre Square during November. Casts drawn from residents of Marion, Hardin, Nelson, Taylor and Green Countys.
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By Jenny Kawa

A production of "The Addams Family," will be performed on the Angelic Hall stage at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Avenue, Lebanon, KY, at 6pmCT/7pmET, with adult performances on October 12-13 and 19-20, 2017, and youth cast performances on October 26-27-28, 2017.

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2017-10-08 05:18:42 | Comments | Printable version

Beula Nell Pickett Jewell, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2017)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church. She was a former sales associate for Mitchell and Edwards, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and she loved babysitting and taking care of children. She was a native of Green County, KY, and her final resting place will be in Greensburg, Green County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Willard Pickett & Evelyn Dile Pickett. She leaves six direct living descendants.
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Ms. Beula Nell Pickett Jewell of Campbellsville, KY, the daughter of the late Ernest Willard Pickett and Evelyn Dile Pickett, was born on Monday, August 9, 1948 in Green County, KY and departed this life on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 69 years, one month, and 26 days of age.

The funeral services for Ms. Beula Nell Pickett Jewell will be conducted at 3pmCT, Sunday, October 8,2017 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery, N Main Street, Greensburg, KY. Bro. Bill Reed and Bro. Dale Curry will be officiating. Visitation is requested after 12pmNoonCT, Sunday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service.

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2017-10-08 04:42:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Doctor convicted in oxycodone case at Georgetown pain clinic

Cincinnati physician convicted of illegally distributing oxycodone at Central Kentucky Bariatric and Pain Management
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From U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Yesterday, Alan Arnold Godofsky, 61, of Cincinnati, was found guilty by a federal jury, on five counts of distributing oxycodone outside the scope of professional medical practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose. The jury returned its guilty verdict after seven days of trial.

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2017-10-08 03:47:43 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville U Football 4-0 first time in 16 years

Tigers defeat Kentucky Christian 58-25
Upcoming - Campbellsville at Cincinnati Christian University, at 12:30pmCT/13:30pmET, Sat 14 Oct 2017, at Willard Stargel Stadium, 1430 John Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

By David Gerhart, assistant sports information director

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - (Sat 8 Oct 2017) The Campbellsville football team won its fourth-straight game to start the season after beating Kentucky Christian University, 58-25, on Saturday night at Finley Stadium.

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2017-10-08 03:39:30 | Comments | Printable version

New roundabout opens, Warren Co. at 526 & KY 1320 crossing

TRAVEL: $353,797.91 Project was awarded in May to Scotty's Contracting and Stone LLC in the amount of $353,797.91
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By Wes Watt, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, KY (Sat 7 Oct 2017) - A new roundabout at the intersection of KY 526 and KY 1320 in Warren County opened today. Motorists need to be aware of this change and use caution while traveling in this area as it will take folks a few days to get used to the new configuration. Message boards are in place to let motorists know about the change.

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2017-10-08 03:24:15 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SUNDAY with CM - 08 Oct 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 8, 2017:
Favorite dessert
cannot soothe stirred stormy soul
when child must be tamed.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 8 October 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2217

2017-10-08 03:07:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 8
Happy Anniversary, Boon & Anita Matney (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Caitlin & Jimmy Helm (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dustin & Jennfer Martin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Forrest & Ella Lee Wilson (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jared & Chelsea Conover (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip and Dana Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexander Kyle Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dona Depp Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Wayne Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Blaydes Martin (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes Shaw (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Lee Willis (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Hatcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Feyette Holmes (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Korey Hundley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lauren Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marketta Ann Lawless (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan McCalister (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammie Jo Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tanner Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Jane Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen Taylor, 83, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Molen Corbin, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1953-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmy) Forsyth, Green Co., KY, Adair Co., KY, native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1925 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Goode, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Jo Davis, Green County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Dewey Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda C. Houston, Russell Springs, KY (1965-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Scott, 66 Burkesville, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Thomas York, 85, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Warriner Loy, Russell County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kerry Roger Jones, 61, Knifley, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Janes, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Mae Sullivan, 90, Glasgow, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Powell, 75, Louisville, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Sue Johnson Stratton Adair Co., kY native (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Earl Ray, Sr., 61, Green County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Aline Froedge Whitlow, 91, Metcalfe Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vera Delphine Shaw, 77, Burkesville, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Waggener Richards, (d. May 12, 1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Murrell Blaydes (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcus Scott Sheene, Casey Co., KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, October 8, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTStory Walk - "The Waltz of the Scarecrow" - Downtown Columbia - Ellen Zornes. DETAILS | (ID:49860, Comment)
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:49841, Comment)
10:00amCTHomecoming Hadley's Community Church, 8269 Fairplay Road, Fairplay, KY, will celebrate their 40th anniversary and homecoming on Sunday, October 8, 2017, beginning at 10amCT. - Alterine Hadley. DAY'S EVENTS | (ID:49690, Comment)
Blakey Quartet at Milltown UMC Homecoming/Sermon/Potluck/Singing, at Milltown United Methodist Church, 7870 Milltown Church Road, Milltown community of Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky. Barney Taylor, pastor. - Nancy Taylor. STORY/PHOTO | (ID:49793, Comment)
11:00amCTCharity Baptist Church Revival Oct 5-8, 2017. Janet Biggs | (ID:49745, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:49842, Comment)
1:00pmCTThe commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, 1pmCT/2pmET, at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site 825 Battlefield Road, Perryville, KY. STORY/DETAILS | (ID:49361, Comment)
Services, 1pmCT/1pmCT, Campbellsville, KY, for Mrs. Hilda Mae Gribbons Johnson Cleaver, Taylor County, KY (1932-2017) | (ID:49804, Comment)
Service, Columbia, KY, for Bobby Leon Pierce, Adair County, KY (1948-2017) | (ID:49810, Comment)
Service, 1pmCT/2pmET, Campbellsville, KY, for Donald Penn Gaines, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017) | (ID:49809, Comment)
Services, 1pmCT/2pmET, Campbellsville, KY, for Mrs. Sandra Dee Mills, 52, Taylor County, KY (1965-2017) | (ID:49839, Comment)
3:00pmCTService, Greensburg, KY, for Beula Nell Pickett Jewell, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2017) | (ID:49845, Comment)
5:00pmCTSouthern Heirs at Sinking Valley Baptist Church, 6695 Public Road; Somerset, KY 5pmCT/6pmET. - Charles Shepherd. | (ID:49695, Comment)
Adair Co. Christian Church Convention tonight 5pmCT, Pot Luck Meal, 6:30pmCT, Worship including a Combined Choir and Sermon by Terry Shelley, at Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Cane Valley, KY. - W.M. Feese, Jr. (DETAILS/3 day schedule) | (ID:49769, Comment)
Pause for Chimes for the evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:49844, Comment)
5:30pmCTThe Spirituals at Living by Faith church,m 3041 Edmonton Road, Columbia, KY. - Lesa Withers | (ID:49490, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Beulah Chapel 4-8 Oct 2017. Special singing nightly Kim Goodin. STORY w/SINGING SCHEDULE | (ID:49607, Comment)


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