Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Daily News for
Sunday, September 9, 2018
← 2018-09-08 Previous DayNext Day 2018-09-10 →

To view another day, enter a year, month and day, and press enter:
NOTE: Date must be in the form YYYY-MM-DD, like 2018-09-09.

Partnership begun at Expo will benefit hungry in Adair Co., KY

Partnership between Hunters for the Hungry, Showalter's Country Meats, and Lindsey Wilson College Campus Kitchen grew out of a meeting at 2018 South Central Kentucky Expo. "We are amazed at the partnerships and cooperative efforts that arise as a result of the show each year, but this one is special. Thanks to the Campus Kitchen Program at Lindsey Wilson College we will see donated venison contribute to wholesome meals made available to people here at home in Adair County. This effort is another example of how Lindsey Wilson College contributes in such a positive way to our community." - Chad Parnell
Click on headline for complete story

By Terry Partin

Hunger is indeed a problem in our Country today. In fact one in every seven Americans are considered food insecure. Considering that we as a country waste 40 percent of our total food production each year, it is not surprising that our nation's economy suffers a $218 billion loss yearly due to improper utilization of our bountiful harvest. With a current population in excess of 327 million people there is now more than 47 million Americans who are not regularly receiving sufficient nutrition. What most do not realize is that the problem is not a foreign issue. It impacts the state of Kentucky and our local community.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 21:09:29 | Comments | Printable version

<-Previous PhotoPhoto 1 of 7Next Photo->
James W. 'Jack' Garnett, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932-2018)

2018-09-09 - Photo from the family.

James W. 'Jack' Garnett, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932-2018)

Read More... | Permalink | Comments? has story of 2 teens killed in Marion County, KY - Sun 09 Sep 2018

Here's a link to the story of tragedy in Marion County, KY, just after midnight this morning: 2 teens killed in Marion County crash early Sunday morning posted Sunday, September 9th 2018, 7:21 pm EDT / Updated: Sunday, September 9th 2018, 7:24 pm EDT.

2018-09-09 20:34:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair Co. Retired Teachers meet Tue 18 Sep 2018

Those in attendance are asked bring an item for Fall and Christmas Baskets to help fund LWC Scholarship, school supplies for Family Resource Centers, and canned goods for the Food Pantry
Click on headline for complete story

By Ellen Zornes, President, Adair County Retired Teachers Association

The Adair County Retired Teachers Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 11amCT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018, with Richard Steele as guest speaker, at Anderson's Pizza, 1411 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 20:01:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Robert W. Morgan, 66, Green County, KY (1951-2018)

September 6, 1951 - September 8, 2018 (Age 66)
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Summershade United Methodist Church. He was formerly employed with the Wynn Milling Company. He was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY. He was the son of the late Cova Morgan & Cecilia Vanarsdale Morgan. His wife of 48 yeas, Carolyn Sue Simpson Morgan, survives. He leaves 10 direct living descendants.
Click on headline for complete obituary

Robert W. Morgan, age 66, of Green County, KY, passed away on Saturday at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

The funeral services will be conducted at 2pmCT Wednesday, Setpember 12, 2018 and the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY with burial in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8pmCT Tuesday and after 7amCT Wednesday at the funeral home.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 18:12:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James W. 'Jack' Garnett, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932-2018)

He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom where he worked for forty six and a half years. He was a member of the Pitman Masonic Lodge #124 F&AM and a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. His wife of 66 years, Marie Bell, survives. He leaves five direct living descendants.
Click on headline for complete obituary

James W. "Jack" Garnett, 86, of Campbellsville, KY died at 1:50pmED, Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Lexington, KY..

His funeral will be at 10amCT/11amET Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. John Batcher and Bro. Ronnie Dooley. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4-7pmCT/5-8pmET Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the funeral home.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 17:58:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Criminal Justice is topic of QEP ethics lecture at CU 18 Sep 2018

Dr. Budd, assistant professor of criminal justice at Campbellsville University, will speak from his experience as a veteran of the United States Air Force and law enforcement with a nine-year career in higher education with particular expertise in criminal justice.
Click on headline for complete story

By Raquel Valderrama, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Dr. Joey Budd, assistant professor of criminal justice, will be giving a QEP Ethics Lecture: "Use of force and the police: Ethical decision making when it is necessary to use force" on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5pmCT/6pmET in Campbellsville University's Banquet Hall, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. The Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) is a component of the university's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 11:29:32 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Marshburn: Law enforcement is only answer

Charles Marshburn writes:

Rumble Strips? When a car passes over those at 75 mph they could become airborne! Law enforcement is the only answer and I believe this is widely known but ignored.

Laws that are not enforced are only words on paper.

- Charles Marshburn

2018-09-09 09:25:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

District 3 traffic impact report for 10-14 Sep 2018

By Wes Watt, Public Informaton Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green KY
(Serving Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd, and Warren Counties)

BOWLING GREEN, KY (Sat 9 Sep 2018) - The expected traffic impacts in District 3 for September 10 through September 14are listed below. All work is subject to change.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 08:47:36 | Comments | Printable version

JIM: Education makes the headlines, early September 1928

Early September 1928 found education front and center on the front page of the News And this still relevant quote from the most eloquent spokesperson for enlightened, bare majority of the citizenry, in words that ring true fourscore and ten years later: "Our public school system should be jealously guarded and fostered. The children of today will constitute the active citizenship of tomorrow. They should have the opportunity to prepare for the proper discharge of the duties that may devolve upon them." - JUDGE H.C. BAKER.
Click on headline for complete story


The Columbia High & Graded School opened on Monday, September 3, 1928, with around 525 students in attendance. The entire staff consisted of six high school teachers, including Superintendent L.H. Lutes and Principal Mary Lucy Lowe; six graded school teachers; and three specialty instructors, Mrs. C.M. (Angeline) Russell and Mrs. Eros (Myrtle) Barger, Music. and Mrs. Ray (Ruth) Montgomery, Expression. The better remembered names among the other faculty include those of Mrs. Demaree (Mary) Richards, Mrs. Mary Biggs, Mrs. Morris (Mabel) Epperson, and Mrs. Frances Montgomery.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 08:27:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

James Roberts: Heavily penalize for talking/texting while driving

'Bypass & Burkesville Safety' - Signs will also help warn of dangerous intersections. And enforcement of laws is necessary to change bad driving habits, writer says

By James Roberts

Here is another idea for thought. Pass a local or state ordinance that would heavily penalize a person for talking or texting on their phone while driving. Put up signs especially when entering the busy parts of town to warn people not to pick up that phone! The problem is that people have lost their fear of paying a heavy fine or losing their license when they've broken the law. You've got to do something when bad habits are involved to change the thought process. A stop light or stop sign means Stop! Thanks, James Roberts.

2018-09-09 08:05:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Sena M. Schaefer: Rumble strips would help at intersection

Advocates for them as a first step
Click on headline for complete commentary, link

By Sena M Schaefer

I have read all of the comments on this. I have noticed that the majority of all wrecks at this intersection and others seem to involve drivers from other addresses beyond Columbia & Adair County.

Before the expense of major road changes are incurred, why not install rumble strips? Those things get my attention every time.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 07:29:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Jim Hudson: Comment on roundabout for 'Bypass & Burkesville'

Comments re photo 80649 Mark Hale Solutions found in Georgia to Bypass safety problem

Jim Hudson writes:
Roundabouts are better suited for more urban type areas that have lower speed limits, not areas where the speed limit is 55 mph. Also, the traffic counts would be too low for a two lane roundabout. - Jim Hudson
Thanks, Jim Hudson - You might be right for what is, but there are those who are going beyond "What Is," to "What can be," and are thinking of lower speed limits all around, and of ways of working with a more-receptive-to-innovation Kentucky Highway Department to make changes. That seemed to be the approach at the forum held at the intersection on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, with a pragmatic "Good Sense" approach to achieve change. - EW

2018-09-09 06:32:32 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Knight finds KY 55 roadside messages inspirational

Mary Knight writes:
Thanks to whoever has placed the messages on route 55, near the Coburg area. The reminders that "There is Hope", and "Just be Kind'" are certainly timely, and filled with good advice. Thanks to whomever is responsible. "Be the Light" is a good one, and a real challenge!!! --mary knight

2018-09-09 06:32:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Chris Oliver: Still hopeful & optimistic on 'Bypass & Burkesville'

Three year old commentary more relevant today than ever

By CM Staff

Chris Oliver reminded us of his solution to the dangerous intersection at the Adair County Veterans Parkway & Burkesville Street/Burkesville Road intersection, one which fits the "Good Sense" standard set by Rep. Bam Carney at the Wednesday, September 5, community forum called by Adair County CJE Mike Stephens.

In his April 01, 2015, commentary, he made the case for "a roundabout, a physical barrier which will leave no doubt." The story as originally posted can be seen at this link Chris Oliver: Leave No Doubt With The Solution and for convenience and because of the relevance, can be re-read in it's entirety by clicking on the headline and scrolling down the page. (Except for those on our mobile platform - just scroll down):

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 05:39:10 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Marshburn agrees with Sue Buley

On what he labels "Intersection from Hell."

Charles Marshburn writes:
Sue Buley has hit the nail on the head. - Charles Marshburn
Related: Sue Buley: Only problem with Bypass is difficulty seeing lights

2018-09-09 05:03:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Update in the hunt for fugitive Shawn Christy, New Link Posted Fri 9 Sep 2018

The story has been fading day-by-day in South Central Kentucky, where one month ago fear gripped the populace and 'sightings' were reported everywhere. Now the focus has shifted hundreds of miles northeast, and the search for Shawn Christy is center stage again, with new developments in the past four days in Schuykill & Luzerne Counties, Pennsylvania in recent days, according to links which follow.
Click on headline for complete story

By CM Staff

It's been a month since excitement peaked in search for fugitive Shawn Christy in the Adair County community of Clay Ridge, when a CM Timeline with several links to stories leading up to the August 9, 201 story on CM of from the Kentucky State Police showing surveillance camera footage of what appears to show Christy breaking into the home of Dakota Meyer's brother, Timothy Gilliam, on Brockman Keltner Road, in Adair County. Timeline for fugitive Shawn Christy: McAdoo, PA to Adair Co., KY - 2012-2018

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2018-09-09 04:43:55 | Comments | Printable version

Bunch Reunion at Chamber Building - Sat 6 Oct 2016

By Billy Hadley

The descendants of the late Burton & Josephine (Mannard) Bunch and Rufus & Hazel (Gifford) Bunch will be having their annual reunion at the Columbia/Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce building basement, 201 Burkesville Street in downtown Columbia, KY on 10amCT-2pmCT, Saturday October 6, 2018, with lunch around 11:30amCT. Please bring a covered dish, dessert and your favorite drink. For more information call 270-634-3084. Bobbie Sue (Bunch) Hadley - Billy Hadley

2018-09-09 03:26:41 | Comments | Printable version

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 09 Sep 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 9, 2018:
Even poor actor
must learn how to speak softly
approaching lover.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 9 September 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2553

2018-09-09 03:22:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 9
Happy Anniversary, Edward & Linda Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Keven & Rita Spires (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Levi & Sasha Abbott (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark & Carla Baker (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Loy Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Forbis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Gail Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Loy Parrish | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristeena Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krystal Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lane Douglas Barnes (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Gabehart | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam James Clyde Page, 62, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. September 9, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Matthew Joe Cornelison, infant, Adair Co., KY (Stillborn. September 9, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Kassem Rowe (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Denzil R. Stephens, 80, Yosemite, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melinda Gale Milby Hall, Greensburg, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jo Ann Caffee, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Kerr McElroy, 89, Adair Co., KY, native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacob (Bacon) McGowan, Russell Co., KY (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Anna Calhoun Stearman, Green Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nettie Hill, Russell Springs, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall W. Buckner, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye K. Rowe, Adair Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertrude Vance, Green County, KY (1916-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Cahill Harvey, Adair Co., KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Jackson (Bub) Crawley, Cumberland Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junior (J.R. A. Bagby), Campbellsville, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Linda Kay Perkins Brown, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Amol Allen (Babe) Patterson, Green Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Thracy Davis Hall, Green Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Quinton Brockman, Taylor Co., Casey native (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Lee Baker, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evey Burris, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ansel Lee Roy, 91, Russell Co., KY/Pulaski native (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melanie Lawson, Russell Springs (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Montgomery Paxton, 86, Green County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. David Eugene Detty, Taylor County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Mae Murphy Land, 92, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Sue Staples, 43, Russell County, KY (1974-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Royce C. Lawson, 51, Casey County, KY (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rothydell (Sexton) Bragg, 83, Prices Creek, Adair County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvis Hindman Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda Kaye Miller (1970-2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Green (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime check CM Directory of Churches
for Sunday morning worship service schedules. | (ID:55527, Comment)
10:00amCTEdmonton, KY Bicentennial celebration Sun 9 Sep 2018
Click for 3-Day Schedule
Today's Events:
- 10:00amCT - 11amCT- Congregational singing
- 11:00amCT - 12pmCT - Community Church service
- 12:00pmCT - Pot Luck Dinner on the square
- 12:00pmCT - 03:00pmCT - Gospel music groups
- 12:00pmCT - 03:00pmCT -Time Capsule items displayed
- 03:00pmCT - 05:30pmCT - Old Edmonton High School Reception
- Gaye Shaw, E/MC Chamber of Commerce | (ID:55005, Comment)
Homecoming at Melson Ridge United Baptist Church, 3082 Melson Ridge Road, Columbia, KY, starts at 10amCT with a potluck meal at 12pmNoonCT. There will be special singing by the Dalton's. Pastor Bro. Kyle Estep and congregation invite everyone to come out for some good food and great fellowship. - Nadene Baker -Story | (ID:55512, Comment)
10:30amCTEvent cancelled - new date will be announced later: ACHS Golf Scramble at the Pines at Lindsey Wilson - Travis Gay Story | (ID:55334, Comment)
11:00amCTService for Rev. Nellie Burbridge, 95, formerly of Adair County, KY | (ID:55468, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Liberty, KY,12pmNoonCT/1pmET, for Harrison Simon Newsome, 76, Dunnville, KY (1942-2018) | (ID:55488, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:55528, Comment)
2:00pmCTIndiana service, 2pm-5pmCT/3pm-6pmET Shelbyville, IN, for Durrell -Darrell- Evans, 63, Greensburg, IN/Dunnville native (1954-2018) | (ID:55522, Comment)
List Your Yardsale Now - Got an upcoming Yard Sale? Check today's Yard Sales Send it NOW using any Contact/Submit button. Need Help? Call 270-250-2730. | (ID:55529, Comment)
3:00pmCTA massive class reunion, as part of Edmonton's 200th Birthday Party for anyone who attended Edmonton High School (1922-1958) and/or Edmonton Grade School (1922-1970) will be held 3pm-5:30pmCT Today, at the Old School Cafe, 805 W Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. - Carol Perkins, STORY | (ID:55202, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime check CM Directory of Churches
for Sunday evening worship service schedules. | (ID:55530, Comment)
5:00pmCT Family Fun Night at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY starting at 5mCT, with games, crafts, and big bouncy rides Contact: 270-384-2276. - Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin - Story | (ID:55410, Comment)
Go Tell ministries founder Rick Gage in Crusade at CU | (ID:55470, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:55531, Comment)
5:30pmCTSouthern Heirs singing, 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET, at Mt. Salem Baptist Church, 4192 Hwy 198, Liberty KY. - Charles Shepherd - STORY | (ID:55420, Comment)
6:00pmCTSunday night singing - Southern Gospel group Crossroads Quartet at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY. - Connie Scott Story | (ID:55445, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival 29-30-31 Aug - 1 Sep 2018 Amandaville Christian Church 7379 Crocus Creek Road/KY 704, Bakerton, KY. W.M. Feese, Jr. FULL SCHEDULE/STORY | (ID:55317, Comment)


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.