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Farmers Market on the Square sends thanks to all who came out

Donna Jones writes:
The vendors from Farmers Market on the Square, at the NW Corner of Merchant & Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, would like to Thank everyone that came out to shop with us on this 4th of July. We will return Saturday, July 7, 2018, for a 8amCT-1pmCT session, with more fresh vegetables, fruits, crafts, fresh baked bread and while shopping pick up your meat for the week. Again Thank you all for your support. - Donna Jones

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Better to be watching from a distance

2018-07-04 - Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
A fireman's point of view from experience: it's better watching from a distance than right under the exploding fireworks! The Community Fireworks show for the 4th of July was seen by a few thousand people last night with the largest concentration of spectators in the Lindsey Wilson College parking lots. - LW

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Ernest Robert Bell, 74, Russell County, KY (1943-2018)

He was a was a plumber & electrician. He was a Veteran of US Army and a member of Solid Rock Church. He was a member of a highly regarded Russell County, KY, family, the son of the late Claude & Alta Simpson Bell. His wife, Phyllis Bell, survives. He leaves eight direct living descendants.
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Ernest Robert Bell, 74, of Russell Springs, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his home.

Funeral service for Ernest Robert Bell will be at 10amCT, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Solid Rock Church, 189 West Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Wayne Keith and Bro. Troy McWhorter officiating. Visitation will be 4:30pm-8pmCT, Friday, July 6, 2018, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, and after 8amCT, Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Kean Cemetery in Jamestown, KY.

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2018-07-04 17:09:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charles Marshburn: Thinks he likely saw F4C Phantom fly over

Charles Marshburn writes:
F4C Phantom - I probably saw this very plane flying over my house! - Charles Marshburn

PS Special note: Not house in Greater Gadberry, Adair County, KY. I am from Tampa and that is where McDill AFB happens to be. Air Force planes were as common as cows!
About: Travel: F-4 Phantom at Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, Indiana, photo by Graham Waggener

2018-07-04 16:57:28 | Comments | Printable version

Business owner advocates Customer Only parking downtown

Customer told her such signs would make her feel special.

Phyllis Gooden writes:
I think most people already know I am a huge advocate for CUSTOMER ONLY PARKING on the Square. And, I believe signs saying such would be an asset to us business owners. One of my customers told me, "that would make us feel special." Campbellsville has "Customer Parking Only" signs & have as long as I can remember. I'm thankful folks are starting to be concerned about our town square & thinking of things to help businesses stay & prosper!!! - Phyllis Gooden
Comments re article 98252 V Kolbenschlag Customer Only Park signs invite buyers

2018-07-04 16:41:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast Sat 7 Jul 2018, at Patty's

The Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast, now the first Saturday of each month, will be held at 8amCT, Saturday July 7, 2018, at Patty's Liberty Road Grocery and Deli, 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. All men and boys are invited. - W.M. Feese, Jr. - W M Feese Jr

2018-07-04 16:26:51 | Comments | Printable version

PSC to take public comments in KU/LG&E smart meter case

Outcome of meeting affects customers of KU and LG&E a large number of whom are in the CM 7 County area. All customers should be aware of responsibilities and costs of opt-out feature with smart meters.
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By Andrew Melnykovych
Director of Communications, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting Monday to provide information and receive public comments on a request by Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) for authorization to deploy an advanced metering system ("smart meters") throughout the two utilities' service areas. The Public Meeting will be at 4:30pmCT/6:30pmET, Monday, July 9, 2018, in the Founders Union Building, Rom 6, University of Louisville Shelby/Hurst Campus, 450 N Whitting Parkway, Louisville, KY.

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2018-07-04 15:44:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Gavin Dale Vetter, 15, Taylor County, KY

May 22, 2003 - July 01, 2018 (Age 15)

He was born in Taylor County, KY, and was a resident of Jefferson County, KY, at the time of his death there. When he was able, he would attend Broadway Church of Christ, Campbellsville, KY.
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Gavin Dale Vetter, 15, a resident of Home of the Innocents in Louisville, KY, formerly of Campbellsville, KY, son of Tim Vetter and Christy Davis Quinn, was born May 22, 2003, in Taylor County, KY. He died at 10:42pmET, Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Louisville.

A Memorial Service for Gavin Dale Vetter will be at 6pmCT/7pmET, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Edd Sterchi. Visitation will be 4pm-6pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2018-07-04 14:56:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

V. Kolbenschlag: 'Customer Only Park' signs invite buyers

Vonnie Kolbenschlag writes:
I want to thank Marsha for the follow up of my suggestion for 'customer only' signs. (I did not ask her to do this and did not even know she read my suggestion.) She speaks with first hand knowledge about the importance of customers to a business. I do not own a shop, but I am a customer and I know the frustration some businesses have expressed. Here are some reasons I have gathered for having 'customer only parking'.

Customer Only signs: * welcome customers to a business, * make people aware of a business, *make customers feel privileged, *make customers feel valued, *make the Public Square look like an active place, and *businesses will look more inviting with customer parking signs

Some people just like to look around a store to "shop" and see what is available. Having an easy parking space encourages shoppers. If customers have their own space, they might buy a few more items.

These signs are not expensive and installing them needs to be something, I think, the city and Chamber of Commerce needs to do to help our downtown merchants. - Vonnie Kolbenschlag

Comments re article 98248 Marsha Walker Endorsement for saving parking for customers

2018-07-04 14:07:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Four injured in 2 vehicle collision, KY 210 in Hardin Co, KY

Occupants of 2002 Jeep Cherokee airlifted to UL Hospital. Driver and two year old passenger transported to Hardin Memorial. Roadway shut down for four hours for KSP reconstructed accident. KSP was assisted at the scene by Hardin County Emergency Medical Service, Hardin County Sheriff's Office, and Air Methods. The collision is still under investigation by Trooper Jakob Clemons.
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By Tpr. Scotty R. Sharp, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (3 Jul 2018) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision in Hardin Co. Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 5:41pmET, KSP received a call of a two vehicle collision at the 1300 block of KY 210 (Hodgenville Road) in Hardin County.

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2018-07-04 13:18:02 | Comments | Printable version

Gary Rose: Consider additional factor in Police Car mileage

Gary Rose writes:
Your math is correct as it stands, but you have to remember that the patrol cars do a fair amount of idling. Every traffic stop, every accident scene consumes gasoline that is not related to miles traveled. Gary --Gary Rose
Comments re article 98246 Columbia Police Department Activity Report for June 2018

2018-07-04 12:47:09 | Comments | Printable version

Selection at FM2: Great choices, many here for 4th of July 2018

Check back for additional vendors listings as we have time to post. This is best selection this year!!! Hurry on down. There is a great selection today, but some items are in more limited supply.
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By Ed Waggener

Here's just a sampling of the items available for a glorious Fourth of July, 12pm-5pmCT, at the Farmers Market on the Square, on the SW Corner Merchant & Campbellsville Streets, Columbia, KY. Farmers Market lists are reported in order of receipt. Debbie Burris' list is the first we've obtained, and she says there is already a big crowd at noon, "So many appear to be new people to the market," she said, "it looks like they are coming for the first time."

D & D Longview Angus Farm, Jones Chapel Community, Adair County, KY. Danny 270-250-3701 & Debbie Burris 270-250-1277. New Potatoes- white & red. Green Beans - Roma II. Tomatoes: including Big, Red Ripe Heirloom/Big Boys slicers, and Sunsugar Gold for snackers and salads. Pink Tomatoes. Cucumbers. Yellow Squash. Zucchini Squash. Onions. Beautiful Blackberries.

Kelvin Riley, Gradyville, KY. 812-498-4937. Cucumbers. Green Tomatoes. Red Tomatoes. Yellow Tomatoes.

Big Black Dog Farm Donna Jones. Is here today.
Others. Watch here for listings, as received. Also here are Coview & Lonely Acre Farms, David Burris with Sweet Corn, Blackaby Hill Farm with Meats and more, Andrew Farms, Paul Sullivan with Bread and More.

2018-07-04 12:07:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Farm and Garden

Marsha Walker: Endorsement for saving parking for customers

Marsha Walker writes:
My mother was a merchant on or just off the square for 20 years. Back then we did not have the nice lot the Baptist Church created. She DARED anyone working for her to park on the square or on Burkesville Street. Those spaces were for her customers, and there were many of them. I believe that contributed to her success. --Marsha Walker
Comments re article 97569 V Kolbenschlag Parking spaces should be for customers only

2018-07-04 11:44:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mystery # 79558 - UFO could be a secret drone?

Albert Johnson writes:
Is Mayor Hardwick flying his secret drones again? --Albert Johnson
Comments re photo 79558 Great Wooded South A UFO over Green Hills Mystery79558

2018-07-04 09:25:02 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Police Department Activity Report - for June 2018

Columbia Police Chief Jason D. Cross, delivered the department's activity report, below, for June 2018 to the Columbia City Council Meeting, Mon 02 Jul 2018.

Activity June 2018
  • 724 Calls for service
  • 29 Motorist Assists
  • 33 Escorts
  • 27 Accidents investigated
  • 5 injury Accidents
  • 21 Cases opened
  • 11,917 Miles Driven
  • 929 Gallons used*
*We did the math for you: Average 12.82777 Miles Per Gallon - CM. And, if you want to compare trends for all CPD Activity, June vs May, 2018, here's the link: Columbia Police Department Activity Report - for May 2018

2018-07-04 04:16:44 | Comments | Printable version

KSP Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

By Tpr. Nick Hale, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY (2 Jul 2018) - Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

2018-07-04 04:07:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - Independence Day - 4 Jul 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 4, 2018:
One must look lively
when events are rushing past
points of no return.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 4 July 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2486

2018-07-04 02:52:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mystery # 79558 - UFO could be a helium balloon, maybe?

By Linda Waggener

Billy Joe, I believe the UFO in your photo is a black helium balloon, probably one of those "Lordy, Lordy someone just turned 40" black balloons, deflating as it rises and floats on the breeze. The possibility it is floating may explain the slight fuzziness of the object. That's my guess.

Comments re photo 79558 Great Wooded South A UFO over Green Hills Mystery79558

2018-07-04 00:15:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 4
Happy Anniversary, Adrian and Shannon Edwards (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Stephanie Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Loy (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Stearns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Max Downey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Seufert, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle Hall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jakob Turner (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Corbin (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Gilpin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leona Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millard Carney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ova Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Tiller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Business Birthday, Patty's Liberty Road General Store & Deli, (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floy Cox, Taylor Co., KY (1917 - 2011)< | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackson L. Swears, Taylor Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annabella Marie Laytart , Campbellsville, KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilda Gertrude Foley, Waco, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George-Etta Knight Sullivan, 62, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Jan. 5, 2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Dean Caudill, Casey Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Oakley Phelps, Yosemite, Casey Co., KY (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garry Dicken, Taylor County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John M. Martin, Casey County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Henry Lane, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Harmon, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Ray Wethington, Taylor County, KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Stephens, Russell County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Gene Smith, Russell County, KY (1975-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ina Faye (Redmon) Copley, Columbia, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James L. Cravens, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Walter Gene Hash, 83, Green Co. native (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David James Morgan, 57, Casey County, KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Brenda Lou Caulk Lloyd, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dimple Stalcup Sharp, 89, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Melvin Hixson, Casey Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Joe Perkins, 69, Summer Shade, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Kate (Johnson) Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmund Pendleton "E.P." Waggener, (1904-1959) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTFourth of July. National holiday. Federal, State and Local offices closed except for essential services. No U.S. Mail Delivery, but PO lobbies are open. | (ID:54203, Comment)
6:00amCTLift Off Kicks off Full Day of 4th of July Events in Campbellsville, KY
Murikami Hot air balloon lift off 6amCT/7amET, Miller Park, Campbellsville, KY. ALSO THIS HOUR: 6am-8amET/7am-9amET - Free Breakfast at Campbellsville Christian Church, 302 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.
| (ID:54361, Comment)
7:45amCTAC Schools Central Office closed Wed - 4th of July, 2018 - Becky Bailey | (ID:54344, Comment)
8:00amCTCity of Columbia Offices Closed - The offices of Mayor, City Clerk, and City of Columbia Gas Department will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day. The City of Columbia Sanitation Department will make its regular runs. - Rhonda Loy | (ID:54352, Comment)
County Offices Closed for 4th of July Holiday
Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens office, Ste 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to celebrate independence day. The Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service Road, Columbia, KY, and Green River Animal Shelter, 455 Appleby Drive, Columbia, KY (feed only day) will be closed as well. Bridget Compton, Executive Secretary, Adair County Fiscal Court STORY/SAME | (ID:54353, Comment)
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - CLOSED FOR 4th of July Regularly open 8am-5pmCT. Wednesdays. - LEE ANN JESSEE, Director. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:54357, Comment)
10:00amCTFuneral Mass, 10amCT/11amET, Clementsville, KY, for Stanley Coffman, 72, Louisville, KY/Casey County KY native (1946-2018) | (ID:54300, Comment)
Service for Donald Goff, 76, Taylor County, KY (1941-2018) | (ID:54321, Comment)
NoonCTAdair County Clerk's office closed July 4, 2018 - Lisa Greer, Clerk STORY | (ID:54328, Comment)
FM2 - Farmers Market on the Square
SELECTIONS TODAY, Who's Here, What's Here
The Farmers Market on the Square, at SW corner Campbellsville & Merchant Streets Open 12pmNoonCT, Wednesdays. with prepared food, fresh produce, crafts and more. Donna Jones SPONSORED. | (ID:54345, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:54358, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Free Union Separate Baptist Church, Adair County, KY, for Velta Brown, 82, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2018) | (ID:54332, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime check CM Directory of Churches
for Wednesday evening worship service schedules. | (ID:54359, Comment)
5:00pmCTThe musical 'Annie' at CU | (ID:54167, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:54360, Comment)
8:00pmCTFourth of July Adair County Community Fireworks Show Just after dark, from Lindsey Wilson/Fairgrounds property, 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, and can be viewed from Lindsey Wilson College and other points outside the fairgrounds. - Andrea Waggener, Deputy Adair County Judge Executive STORY | (ID:54268, Comment)


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