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Anna Grider Patterson, 90, Liberty, KY (1928-2019)

Anna Elizabeth Johnson Grider Patterson, age 90, of East Ky 70 in Liberty, KY, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church, 91 Weddle Dr, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Rodney Smith and Bro. Clifton Cowan officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5pmET until 9pmET on Monday, January 7, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY. Visitation will also be from 8amET until 11amET on Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, and then from NoonET until time of services on Tuesday at the Church.

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2019-01-06 16:10:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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County Swearing In Ceremony - in support of new ACJE

2019-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Family members at the Adair County Swearing In Ceremony in support of newly elected Judge Executive Gale Cowan are from left: Brady Cowan, Kara Spinks and Madison Bell.

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County officials sworn in Sunday

Newly elected county officials are being sworn in this afternoon at a ceremony at the Adair County Judicial Center.

After a welcome and prayer by Circuit Clerk Dennis Loy and a Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance led by the ACHS Cadet Corp, Senator Max Wise and Representative John "Bam" Carney provided opening remarks.

Officials taking the oath of office today:

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2019-01-06 15:03:36 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Constitutional Oath of Office

Officials at today's swearing-in ceremony will take an oath as set out in the Kentucky Constitution, Section 228, which was last revised on September 28, 1891.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of ________ according to law; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God."

2019-01-06 13:33:19 | Comments | Printable version

Early January 1924: Odds & ends from 95 years ago

In early 1924, America roared. Flappers flapped, drinkers imbibed bathtub gin, moonshine whisky, and bootleg bourbon, and the likes of Louie Armstrong and Bessie Smith drove the jazz age to new heights.

But meanwhile, back in The Shire. . .

By Jim

January 1924 ushered in cold weather, the coldest in six years, according to several residents, with thermometers registering from two to nine below across Columbia. Wryly observed the paper in the Tuesday, January 8 edition, "We would say something about the cold wave that struck last week, but we concluded that it would not be news as every body was made acquainted with it's pinching waves."

Still, things promised to heat up on the Burkesville Road exit corner of the Square.

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2019-01-06 13:24:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

KY AG joins appeal of Texas health care ruling

By Terry Sebastian/Crystal Staley

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined with a group of attorneys general on Thursday to appeal a federal judge's Dec. 14 ruling that threatens the health care coverage for over 1.3 million Kentuckians.

Beshear said his action is to prevent key health benefits from being stripped away from Kentuckians with pre-existing conditions, protect seniors' prescription drug discounts and prohibit companies from charging women and seniors more for their coverage.

The filing moves the defense of the ACA from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing the attorneys general to appeal the federal judge's earlier ruling that the ACA is unconstitutional.

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2019-01-06 08:26:15 | Comments | Printable version

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 6 Jan 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 6, 2019:
No parent wishes
child to give up everything
even in hard times.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 6 January 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2672

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Murder, Green County, KY - Richard Gregory beaten to death

By Larry Smith, General Manager, The Big Dawg, FM 99.9 radio

A Green County man died after being attacked by his stepson with a hammer late Saturday afternoon.

49-year-old Richard Gregory of Ralph Vaughn Road, Greensburg, KY, was allegedly attacked by 32-year-old Robert L. Cundiff, Jr of Greensburg.

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2019-01-06 07:48:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Help needed from Columbia City Council on Wain Street

To the Columbia City Council and Mayor Pam Hoots:

What would be the possibilities of having a white center stripe added to my Wain Street? It is fairly narrow but two cars can meet and pass, that is if they are good drivers!

Now for Oak Street you could not add a center stripe because neither side would be wide enough for a car to stay on their side, it is just to narrow and has at least three spots that vehicles have to stop and let oncoming traffic come through just because it's over a culvert or there is a wall on both sides making too small for two to meet and pass!

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2019-01-06 06:27:14 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Wootens Department Store remembered on the square

Betty Plahuta writes:
I read what Mr. Parsons said, Owens Men Shop location. In my day Wootens Department Store was there. Maybe in later years. --Betty C Plahuta
Comments re photo 82172 History looking back at Columbias public square

2019-01-06 06:17:18 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 6
Happy Birthday James P. Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Arnold (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Wethington | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Riley Grace Roy (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sonia and Tonia Helm. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Roach, Adair County, KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Lawless, Jamestown, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marguerite Dudley, Adair Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary J. Pike Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertha Mae Loyall, Taylor County, KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lacy Brinton, 27, Russell County, KY (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amy Spears, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Bault Watkins, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Robin Lynn Raynor, Taylor Co., KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jon E. Frederick, 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Alice Sneed, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul J. Montgomery, 72, Casey County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Reynolds Young, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Murphy Grimes, Casey Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mattie Absher Lawhorn, Columbia, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Viers, 64, Elk Horn, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Scott Grider, 56, Jamestown, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Cundiff, 81, Adair County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth (Betty) Benson, Russell County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret A. Bell Pickett, 79, Jamestown, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Jeanne McKinley, 92, formerly of Russell County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Smith, Cumberland Co., KYh (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, January 6, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTTime check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday morning worship service schedules. | (ID:56583, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Bob Caudill, 88, Casey Co. native (1930-2019) | (ID:56529, Comment)
1:00pmCTService for Lucille Mary Davis, 88, Russell County, KY (1930-2018) | (ID:56539, Comment)
2:00pmCTCounty officials swearing in ceremony - program | (ID:56552, Comment)


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