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JC Johnson thanks Little League Board for making things right

JC Johnson writes:
I had no intention to cause any embarrassment or judgment to the board or any individual on the board of the Little League. My question was directed to the Parks and Recreation board, I thought they had the new sign put up, maybe I was wrong on that. Once again I apologize to anyone who thought I had the wrong intentions. I just wanted to make things right, and thanks to the Little League board for doing that. --JC Johnson
Comments re article 44851 Joe Johnson Little League Park will remain


2011-06-08 16:54:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Cassie Rowlett qualifies to compete at State 4-H show



2011-06-08 - Liberty, KY - Photo by Sandra Rowlett.
Cassie Rowlett, is now qualified to compete at the 4-H State Horse Show in July to be held in Louisville, KY at Broadbent Arena following victories at Liberty, KY.

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Cassie Rowlett qualifies for 4-H State Horse Show

With wins at District 4-H Horse Show in Liberty, KY
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By Sandra Rowlett
News from the AC Spurs 4-H Horse Club

Cassie Rowlett, member of the Adair County Spurs 4-H Horse Club competed at the District 5 4-H Horse Show on Saturday May 28, 2011 in Liberty, KY at the Central Kentucky Ag Expo Center.


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2011-06-08 16:46:34 | Comments | Printable version

AC 4-H Spurs Horse Judging Team finishes high in District

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By Sandra Rowlett
News from the 4-H Spurs Horse Club

The Adair County Spurs 4-H Horse Judging team competed in District Horse Judging on April 12, 2011 at the WKU Ag Center in Bowling Green, KY. The team placed 2nd in Jr. Team Judging and Edna Mast placed 3rd in Jr. Individual Judging.

The team will be competing at State 4-H Horse Judging on June 2, 2011 in Lexington, KY at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Members of the team who competed at Malayna Alexandar, Makayla Janes, Cassie Rowlett and Emily Burton, Coonner Hayes, Edna Mast, Samuel Mast and Kacie Karnes, Connor Hayes


2011-06-08 16:31:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Movies

Bread of Life Restaurant gets good review

Charles Marshburn writes:
Had lunch at Bread of Life Restaurant yesterday and was very pleased with the beef Wellington sandwich with mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The wine list was the only disappointment. -Charles Marshburn
Yes. And the natives are friendly and the drives, any way you go, offer great scenery. -EW


2011-06-08 16:25:37 | Comments | Printable version

Jo Ann Bridges, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2011)

She was a member of a respected Cumberland Co., KY family and a member of the Long Run Baptist Church in Edgewood, KY. She was a former proofreader for the American Bank Stationery Co. in Louisville, KY

Jo Ann Bridges, 73, of Burkesville, KY (a resident of Cumberland Valley Manor, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services will be on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 1pmCT, at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Gary Cash officiating. Burial in the Lawless Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5pm-9pmCT on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, in Burkesville.


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2011-06-08 15:48:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Richard Phelps: Guest editorial - Sign for Joe Johnson Park

And he puts out a challenge to others with his own commitment of $200 to the cause

By Richard Phelps
Guest editorial

TIME TO HELP GET A NICE SIGN AT JOE JOHNSON PARK

I am glad to read that the Little League Park is still Joe Johnson Little League Park.


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2011-06-08 15:29:07 | Comments | Printable version

Gladys C. Thomas, Casey Co., KY (1915-2011)

She was a member of a highly regarded Casey Co., KY family, a civil servant, home economist, and a member of the Liberty First Christian Church

Gladys C. Thomas, passed away Tuesday June 7, 2011 at her home in Liberty, KY. She was 95.

Funeral services are at 11amET/10amCT, Friday June 10, 2011 at the Liberty First Christian Church with Bro. Homer Hecht officiating. Burial is in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6pm-9pmET/5pm8pmCT, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville ST, Liberty, KY.


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2011-06-08 15:16:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New law takes aim at metal theft in Kentucky

House Bill 242 prohibits anyone from buying or selling metal that has been smelted, burned or melted.

By Shelley Catharine Johnson
News from the office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Jack Conway announced that a new law takes effect today to deter the growing problem of metal theft in Kentucky. House Bill 242 unanimously passed both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly during the 2011 legislative session and was signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear on March 16.


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2011-06-08 14:49:40 | Comments | Printable version

Commends Little League Board for super Park

Just wanted Mr. Johnson's name back where it belongs; not critical of anyone

Joe Hare writes:
I appreciate hearing from the Little League board and learning that this was all a misunderstanding.

If I had known who was on the board, I probably would have called them as well as sent a comment to Columbia Magazine. There was nothing personal pointed at any indiviuals I only knew what I saw.
--Joe Hare
Comments re article 44851 Joe Johnson Little League Park will remain


2011-06-08 14:42:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Adair Quiz Bowl Team qualifies for playoff 2nd year in row

Luke Maupin finshes as 6th highest point-scorer in the country

By Brett Reliford

The Adair County High School quiz bowl team wrapped up the 2011 season with another huge success at the National Championships on May 28-29. The team pulled off the rare feat of qualifying for the final playoff rounds for a second year in a row. In addition, Luke Maupin finished as the 6th highest points-scorer in the country.

The team advanced through the 16 grueling rounds of Prelims on Saturday's Day One, which totaled over 11 hours of competition. In those rounds, only one opponent represented a school outside of the U.S's top 40 ranked teams.


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2011-06-08 14:36:56 | Comments | Printable version

Rogers Explorers spend two days on LWC campus

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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - For the third consecutive year, the Rogers Explorers spent two days on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College to build their business and entrepreneurial skills as the region's next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.

This year's class of Rogers Explorers included 30 incoming high school freshmen that participated in a two-day program at LWC. The 30 students came from the Somerset, Ky.-based Center for Rural Development's 42-county service area.


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2011-06-08 04:36:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Murder in Adair Co., KY: Man is run over, shot in head

Alleged murderer arrested after short chase on foot. For brief time, KY 80 East, around junction with Christine Road, was shut down, according to reports CM has received.
(MAP)
of area where incident occurred -CM

By TFC William Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

ADAIR CO, KY (Tuesday 2011-06-07) - At 5:52pmCT, Post 15 received a call to respond to 5941 Russell Springs Road in Eastern Adair County. Upon arrival troopers discovered 61 year old Michael Cowan of Columbia with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Cowan had also been run over with a vehicle prior to the shooting. Cowan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner's Office.

Troopers arrested 43 year old Jeffery D. McGaha of Columbia, KY, who had abandoned his vehicle and left on foot a short distance from the scene. McGaha was charged with 1st degree murder and lodged in the Adair County Jail. The investigation is ongoing by Detective Russell Decker.

Story courtesy TFC William Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington. Thanks also to Dispatcher Chad Bivens


2011-06-08 04:03:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Outpouring for Joe Johnson: Civil Discourse always a good thing

Thanks to those in community and especially for those on the board for sticking up for Joe Johnson and his legacy

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
A civil public discourse is always a good thing.

Thanks to the folks on the Adair County Little League Park Board for clearing this thing up and for setting things in order.

Thanks to all the folks in our community and especially those on the board for sticking up for Joe Johnson and his legacy. -Billy Joe Fudge --
Comments re article 44851 Joe Johnson Little League Park will remain


2011-06-08 03:52:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

WEDNESDAY with CM, June 8, 2011

The Joe Johnson Edition on Tuesday, June 7, 2011
was an outpouring of love for a Great Adair Countian and the Adair County Little League program. Tributes to Joe Johnson are throughout the Tuesday with CM for June 7, 2011. The issue of the sign was secondary and now somewhat insignificant. The depth of love for Mr. Johnson and for the Adair County Little League program were what mattered, and the community is much, much better for it. Thanks, J.C. Johnson, for pointing out the slight, the oversight, which we've now learned was unintended, unfortunate as it was. -EW

New columns and story reminders Reminder that the big SUNDAY with CM for June 5, 2011, had 50 total stories and features, news, and photos :
In case you missed them, here are Quick Links to selected favorite stories and some links to albums, and to news from the past week and beyond. Sunday with CM for June 5, 2011 and your favorite writers + important news stories:


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2011-06-08 03:43:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 8
Happy Anniversary, Cody and Natalie Dobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeff and Kristie Johnson (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Barnes and Barbara Barnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David August Lepiarczyk | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, George Kolbenschlag | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Vance | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julita Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lana Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Yarberry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ridge David Long (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Stivers | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Glen Canada, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Jones, Edmonton, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda Lynn McClister, Russell Co., KY (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Shofner, Campbellsville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Garrett Gregory, Columbia, KY(1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Bennett Wray, Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James B. (J.B.) Day, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Thomas, Cumberland Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ollin Reed Scott, Green Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Kendall, Campbellsville, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Lester, Caseu Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Ballard, Cumberland Co., KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodney L. Johnson, Russell Co., KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ervin Junior Blythe, 53, Beaumont, KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip William Sears, Liberty, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Oldeda Curry, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jo Ann Coffey, 78, Russell Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roberta Atwood, 88, Casey County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fredia Roy, 56, Adair County, KY (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell Ray Compton, 48, Green Co., KY/Adair native (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Jessie, 60, Edmonton, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ada Jones Antle, 95, Campbellsville, KY (1920-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Smith, 66, Adair County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Walter Leach, 55, Jamestown, KY (1962-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard D. McIntyre, 83, Cumberland County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Coomer, 89, Columbia, KY (1921-2010) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Joy Chaffin, 88, Columbia, KY (1931-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christopher Wayne Cowan, 45, Columbia, KY (1975-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delphus (Jummy) Bardin, 79, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Nolena Bryant, 74, Adair Co., KY native (1946-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J. R. Haggard, 90, Casey County, KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, McIvor Newcomb, 89, Campbellsville, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Lee Coomer, 69, Metcalfe County, KY (1950-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy R. Bryant, 70, Taylor County, KY (1948-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Murray, 98, Green County, KY (1921-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2011
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:30amCTGraveside services at Durham Cemetery in Casey Co., KY for Illena Durham Peace, originally from Casey Co., KY (1929-2011) | (ID:12915, Comment)
8:00amCT Columbia-Adair Co. Economic Development Authority meets AGENDA
Linda McKinley-Grider will speak Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc. meets each second Wednesday to the first Wednesday, at 8am-9amCT, at the Chamber Board Room, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. -Sue Stivers Executive Director, Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce. (270) 384-6020 | (ID:12554, Comment)
Camp Energy at Adair County High School 8am-2pmCT DETAILS | (ID:12859, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library Bookmobile: KY 206 area | (ID:12867, Comment)
Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: CourtCases for Today No (0) court case(s) scheduled to start in AdairCircuit Court. Eighty-eight (88) case(s) in Adair District Court. For latestupdates courts in 7-County Area, click on these links at the KentuckyCourt of Justice: AdairCounty. Also: CaseyCounty. Cumberland County. GreenCounty. MetcalfeCounty. RussellCounty. TaylorCounty.
| (ID:12937, Comment)
10:00amCTChildren's Story Hour At the Adair County Public Library
, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, at 10:00amCT. Children's Story Hour is each Wednesday at 10:00amCT. -ALEINA MILLIGAN, ACPL Children's Librarian | (ID:12535, Comment)
Funeral services in Russell Springs, KY, for Janette Andrew, Russell Co., KY (1942-2011) | (ID:12914, Comment)
10:30amCTServices in Indianapolis, IN, for Beverly Sue Cravens Embree, Greenwood, IN (1948-2011) | (ID:12891, Comment)
1:00pmCTHomeschool Story Hour at Adair Co. Public Library
Homeschool Story Hour with Miss Aleina is every Wednesday at 1:00pmCT at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-2472. Everyone is welcome, whether homeschool or not. | (ID:12539, Comment)
2:00pmCTFuneral services in Edmonton, KY, for Rose Marie Murrell, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. June 12, 2011) | (ID:12943, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday evening worship service schedules. | (ID:12543, Comment)
5:00pmCTFirst Baptist Vacation Bible School
VBS will be held at First Baptist Church, 847 Burkesville Street, Columbia, Ky on June 8th-10th at 6:00pm (CST). All are invited to come out and join us. Refreshments will be served nightly beginning at 5pm ending at 5:45pm. VBS will start promptly at 6:00pm (CST). Any questions, call (270) 384-7931. | (ID:12936, Comment)
6:00pmCTVBS at Hadley Community Church, 8269 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY
Vacation Bible School "Hometown Nazareth - Where Jesus was a kid" will be held at Hadley Community Church, 8269 Fairplay RD, Columbia KY 6pm-8pmCT, Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 2011. -Tina Hadley | (ID:12896, Comment)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School at New Hope Separate Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School "Inside Out/Upside Down On Main Street" will be held at New Hope Separate Baptist Church, 10706 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, June 6-10, 2011, at 6:30pmCT each evening.. Everyone is invited. There will be classes for everyone, little thru adult. Refreshments will be served. The church is located approximately 12 miles from Columbia on Hwy. 206. Pastor is Brother David Coffey. For more information call 270-634-0195. -Rita Neat | (ID:12796, Comment)
VBS at Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene June 6-10, 2011
Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Highway 55 South RD, Columbia - (270) 384-2897, is having Vacation Bible School, "Get Hooked On Jesus," 6:30pm-8:30pmCT, Monday-Friday, June 6 10, 2011, for ages Pre-K through. 6th grade. Children are invited to come have a great time learning about God while practicing their casting skills and playing fishing games. There will be real, live fishing on Friday night, June 10, along with inflatables. Cindy Damron | (ID:12886, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Tarters Chapel June 6-10, 2011
Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3400 Milltown RD, Columbia, KY, is having Vacation Bible School this week. Monday thru Friday, June 6-10, 2011, from 6:30pm to 8:30pmCT. Everyone is invited! There will be a lesson, craft, snacks, and fun prepared for the children every night, with ending on Friday night with a cookout. -Kimberly Janes | (ID:12932, Comment)

 




























 
 
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