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Letter: Calling off the grammar police

Robert Johnson writes:
Can't the grammar police put their badges away for something as lite-hearted as a Halloween display? --Robert
Comments re: Letter: Even Squarecrows should use good grammar


2018-10-11 21:14:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Chestnut from Columbia tree - not yet roasted



2018-10-11 - Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
This Chestnut is from a Columbia tree discovered this week during some brush clearing. It and others on the tree are scheduled for some "roasting on an open fire," as the holiday song goes. The bearer of the Chestnut samples was remembering that at one time the largest of these trees in the state was located in Adair County. Click this link to revisit that tree featured in ColumbiaMagazine in 2005.

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Letter: sign income goes to help needy people

Mary Bardin writes:
These signs originated from Colton Smith, Sharon Marshall's grandson. His parents moved to a new neighborhood in Elizabethtown, KY. Colton made up signs to sell to neighbors. Almost every home in Elizabethtown and Leitchfield now has a sign.

All of the money goes to help needy people, whether it be a child needing a ramp or someone in need of food. This little boy certainly had a good idea, now it has spread to Knoxville and lots of areas in KY. I hope Adair County spreads the kind words.
--Mary Bardin
Comments re photo 81027 Kindness Campaign


2018-10-11 21:14:48 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Squarecrows about fun, not grammar

Ralph Roy Waggener writes:
Square Crows ain't suppose to use good grammar, they are all about fun, and we all know grammar ain't about fun! Good to see all the entry for all the fun to be had on our Square! Ease up on the spelling and grammar and enjoy life, I can't spell very well and I really enjoy breaking all the rules, yep, including grammar! Thanks --Ralph
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2018-10-11 21:12:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC Volleyball still unbeaten in MSC play

By Chris Wells

It was not always pretty, but No. 6 Lindsey Wilson volleyball took care of business with a 3-0 win over Cumberlands (Ky.) tonight at Biggers Sports Center.

Lindsey Wilson (20-3, 9-0 in the Mid-South Conference) struggled offensively on Senior Night but came away with a 25-22, 25-17, 25-17 win over the Patriots (15-8, 5-4). The win extends the home winning streak to 68 straight wins.


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2018-10-11 21:09:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

JIM - Renaissance in Columbia 1898-1911

By JIM

This is written in honor of Ed Waggener, who never met a progressive cause for Columbia and Adair County he didn't embrace. While researching and writing this article over the past several days, I've contemplated the delight with which Ed would have reported -- and cheered -- the incredible changes made on the square from 1898 through 1911, a 14-year span during which new buildings graced every quadrant of the square; and sidewalks, electricity, better educational opportunities, and improved telephony came to town.

The following summary, by no means complete, covers some of the advances made during that halcyon era.


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2018-10-11 21:03:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Poem by Ray Miller: October Has Come Again

By former Adair County resident Ray Miller
Author of two books of poetry
Submitted by his daughter, Celia Downey

October has come again - we heard the geese last night
Their sounds were gently southward - the moon was full and bright
The frost was on their wing tips - the cold winds in their eyes
Oh it touched our lonely hearts to hear their fading cries


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2018-10-11 19:16:57 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Fiscal Court October 2018 - report

By Mitzi McKinley Bault for Ed Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court gathered in the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at in the Adair County Annex with full staff and all magistrates present except for Darrel Flat.


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2018-10-11 18:33:41 | Comments | Printable version

Mildred Gaddis Elliott, 94, Casey County, KY

Mildred I. Gaddis Elliott passed away October 9, 2018 at age 94.

Burial will be held Monday, October 15, at 1pmCT/2pmET at Valley Oak Cemetery in Casey County, KY.


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2018-10-11 18:17:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: No one more derserving than Jerry Cowherd

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Jerry is one of the finest men I know. I'm certainly blessed to call him friend. There could be no one more deserving of this appointment. --Billy Joe
Comments re article 100032 Jerry E Cowherd appointed to Commission on Human Rights


2018-10-11 16:43:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Green County Grand Jury returns indictments Wed 10 Oct 2018

Indictments brought against 10 individuals from Greensburg, Center, Dunnville and Radcliff, KY, on charges including possession, theft, wanton endangerment, trafficking, DUI, and failure to wear seat belts.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The Green County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Greensburg, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Wednesday, 10 October 2018:


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2018-10-11 16:39:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Jerry E. Cowherd appointed to Commission on Human Rights

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Jerry E. Cowherd, of Greensburg, KY, to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

Cowherd is a retired educator. He will represent the 3rd Supreme Court District and serve for a term expiring Sept. 12, 2021.

The Commission on Human Rights receives, initiates, investigates, conciliates and rules upon jurisdictional complaints alleging violations of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Certified with substantial equivalency to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Commission also enforces the policies set forth in The U.S. Civil Rights Act, The U.S. Fair Housing Act, The U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal civil rights laws.


2018-10-11 14:46:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Baker appointed to KTC Advisory Board

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Kellie C. Baker, of Somerset, KY, to the Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board.

Kellie Baker is airport manager of Lake Cumberland Regional Airport. She will represent members at-large and serve for a term expiring Aug. 10, 2020.

The Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board consists of nine members. The Board was established by the General Assembly in 1984 with the purpose of assisting with policy formation and providing direction to the Center, which utilizes applied research to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in the Commonwealth.


2018-10-11 14:45:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Governor's School for the Arts opens applications for 2019

The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) has announced that applications are now open for its 2019 class. The program opens doors to a variety of scholarship opportunities and will be celebrating its 32nd year.

Each summer, The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) hosts more than 250 talented high school students from every region of the Commonwealth for a three-week, tuition-free immersive residential program on a college campus. During this program, rising student artists engage in studies across nine disciplines: Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film + Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Visual Art and Vocal Music.

Application is open to any high school sophomore or junior in the state of Kentucky, and applications are open now until January 11, 2019. Acceptance to the GSA program is competitive, with alumni averaging $82,000 in scholarships following their participation. There is an application fee of $30 for the GSA summer program, which is waived for students on free or reduced lunch. For more information, go to www.kentuckycentergsa.org.


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2018-10-11 13:53:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Even Squarecrows should use good grammar

Susan K Breeding writes:
Sign should read: "I should have gone to Barger" --Susan
Comments re photo 81030 Squarecrow Barger Insurance


2018-10-11 10:56:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Thomas Robertson, 72, Russell Springs, KY (1945-2018)

He was a Veteran of US Army, a truck driver for Stephens Pipe & Steel and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church.

Thomas "Tommy" Robertson, 72, of Russell Springs, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home.

The funeral service for Thomas "Tommy" Robertson will be 10amCT on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main St, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in the New Friendship United Baptist Church cemetery, with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 6pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday, October 12, 2018, and from 8amCT on Saturday until the funeral time at 10amCT.


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2018-10-11 10:53:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Food Pantry at Trinity UMC on Sat 27 Oct 2018

Trinity United Methodist Church will once again be having a perishable food pantry for the elderly (65 and older) and the disabled (receiving a disability check) of Adair County on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from 10amCT until 10:30amCT.

To participate, you must call the church office at 270-384-3259 and speak to the secretary. The office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 8amCT until NoonCT. Even if you have been before, you need to sign up each time. Keep calling until you speak to someone. Trinity is located at 2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY. --Connie Scott, Trinity United Methodist Church


2018-10-11 10:41:34 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball hosts Cumberlands on Senior Night

By Clayton Barefield

The No. 6-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team hosts Cumberlands (Ky.) for Senior Night at 6:30pmCT on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

Prior to the match, four student-athletes will be honored on senior night, three varsity members and one junior varsity member. Grace Blomstedt, Maddie Bivens, and Nathalya De Souza represent the varsity squad, while Ashley Farmer represents the junior varsity team.


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2018-10-11 10:38:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Poisonous ornamental plant

Maury Lewis writes:
Warning!!!! Every part of this plant is poisonous. They have been banned in several parts of Florida. If you have one and get rid of it check on how to dispose of it. Do not burn it. --melewi
Comments re photo 81018 Kentucky Color My New Favorite Autumn Flower

Maury, thanks for heads' up. We've got word that Billy Joe is working on some more information about this interesting but toxic plant.


2018-10-11 09:11:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACMS Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser today

Today, Thursday October 11, the Auntie Anne's Pretzel truck from Elizabethtown, KY will be set up in the Columbia IGA parking lot, 900 Jamestown St, Columbia, KY, from 11amCT until 6pmCT. A portion of today's proceeds will go to the ACMS Arrows Parent Teacher Organization. --Tammy Stotts, ACMS PTO President

2018-10-11 08:56:54 | Comments | Printable version

KY Afield Video: Oct 10 Fishing Report



This month's report includes tips for Lake Cumberland, and for parts of Green River in Western Kentucky, plus lots of other Kentucky lakes, creeks and rivers.


2018-10-11 07:39:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Carol Perkins: Job search in the modern economy

Previously by Carol Perkins: Carol Perkins: Who am I to criticize?

By Carol Perkins

I have thought about a part-time job lately, and I think I have found one not only for me, but also for my friends. We can ride in a van together and hire a younger person to drive close to the event and let us out so we don't have to walk too far. We don't want to work every day, but we want to be paid well for the work we do. Finding that kind of job is almost impossible-almost.

I recently learned online (which at first I found hard to believe) that there is a career opportunity that is not highly publicized. Possibly because of the skills involved; stamina, a loud voice, extensive travel, danger, personal harassment skills and creative sign making. The job can pay $150,000 a year, but that might require more working time than we want. It also requires extension travel, which we might like. There is danger involved, which scares me a little, but the end of the day financial gain might be worth taking a leap. I'll try to stay out of closed spaces with my fellow employees; they can close in. I'll let them do the harassing.


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2018-10-11 07:33:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

KY STABLE account limits increased

Frankfort, KY - On October 8, 2018, Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announced that STABLE Kentucky account holders who are employed can now contribute more to their STABLE Kentucky Accounts.

Previously, STABLE Kentucky Accounts allowed Kentuckians with disabilities to save $15,000 annually without jeopardizing benefits they receive. Now, individuals eligible for a STABLE Kentucky Account who are also employed can save up to $27,060 annually with STABLE Kentucky.


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2018-10-11 05:56:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Digging up memories of Mr. Bud in Greater Bliss

By Miss Victoria Browning Pike
News from New Columbia/Greater Bliss

Work on the new Magic Mart continues in the Pinewood Shopping Center. It would appear they are digging to install the fuel tanks.

It's either that, or they are searching for The Sinkhole Dweller, "Bud Mullins," from my side of the road in the farming community of Greater Bliss, which is only a hop, skip, and jump from New Columbia.

The girls at the Pampered Angus Ranch and I are keeping a close eye on what comes out of the excavating. We are hoping Bud has gone on to a better place, but we will be keeping a close eye at the back door for that ole feller in the creepy long black coat and hat that once appeared when I was a very bad little girl.


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2018-10-11 05:39:42 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Proud Meet-up Nov. 8 in Frankfort

Meeting Will Bring Growers and Buyers Together to Seek Business Opportunities

Frankfort, KY - Produce growers and buyers will get together to look for opportunities to work together during the Kentucky Proud Produce Grower-Buyer Meet-Up on Nov. 8 at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Ln, Frankfort, KY.

The meet-up will start promptly at 9amET with buyers introducing themselves and talking about the volumes and produce they expect to need in 2019. That will be followed by a "speed dating" round in which growers speak to buyers in rotation. Producers also may meet with experts in food safety, organic production, and marketing. A farm tour will follow the event.

Last year's meet-up attracted 34 buyers, including Kroger, Walmart, Houchens, AWG, Whole Foods, Good Foods Co-op, and several distributors.

For more information, or to register, go to eventbrite.com.


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2018-10-11 05:30:22 | Comments | Printable version

KY General Fund and Road Fund receipts for September 2018

General Fund receipts rose 4.4 Percent, Road Fund receipts rose 0.4 Percent

Frankfort, KY - - Kentucky State Budget Director John Chilton reported on Wednesday that General Fund receipts rose 4.4 percent in September with revenues of $1,077.3 million. This compares to $1,032.4 million collected in September 2017. Through the first quarter of the fiscal year (FY19), the General Fund has grown 4.5 percent.

The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY19 calls for revenue to grow 3.3 percent compared to FY18 actual receipts. Based on September's results, General Fund revenues must increase 3.0 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year to meet the official estimate.


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2018-10-11 05:26:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 11 Oct 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 11, 2018:
All the fools convinced,
big enough majority
in any small town.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 11 October 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2585


2018-10-11 05:22:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 11
Happy Anniversary, John and Tiffany Sheham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Durham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Ryin Graham (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Grace Corbin (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Byam Tyler Carter (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Pelston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Venie Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthdday, Wendell Burton (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Herman Tutt, Milltown, Adair County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Houston F. Mizar, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Blades Adkins, Adair Co. KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gurie Marcelli, Columbia, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Eason, Adair Co., KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cameron Tray'shawn Smith, 13, Campbellsville, KY (1999-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Ree Wilcoxson, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Earl Roots, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lee Pogue, 92, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae G. Holt, 89, Russell Co., KY; Adair native (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie (Tuger Bel) Whittle, 88, Russell Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Maurine Buis, Casey Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Roy, 61, Russell Springs, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Hamlett Armstrong, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland Co., native (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Vaughn, 76, Adair County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Houk Dennison, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Marion (Buster) Giles, Jr., Adair County, KY (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shila Lee Calhoun Stearman, Green Co., KY native (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jennifer Lynn Helvey, 35, Russell County, KY (1982-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rex Fisher, 90, Russell County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maedell Witty Wallace, 87, of Metcalfe County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Bailey, Russell Springs, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Services, Burkesville, KY, for Mrs. Lowell Wray, 87, Burkesville, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Khristoper Thomas Thompson, 17, Greensburg, KY (1998-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:00amCTACMS fundraiser Auntie Anne's food truck at IGA, Columbia | (ID:55759, Comment)
Funeral service for Mitchell Furkins, 54, Columbia, KY (1964-2018) | (ID:55767, Comment)
NoonCTFuneral service for Robin Michelle Pennington, 55, Liberty, KY (1963-2018) | (ID:55769, Comment)
Service for Nell Eggers Gardner, 92, Taylor County, KY | (ID:55791, Comment)
1:00pmCTGraveside service for W. Lee Burton, 70, Columbia, KY native (1948-2018) | (ID:55770, Comment)
4:30pmCTColumbia/Adair Utilities District regular meeting | (ID:55782, Comment)
6:00pmCTVFW 6097 regular monthly meeting | (ID:55753, Comment)
Adair Arts Council meeting | (ID:55787, Comment)
6:45pmCTAdair County 4-H Country Ham Auction | (ID:55713, Comment)

 






















 
 
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