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Travis Gordon (Gordy) Fair, Adair Co., KY (1964-2012)

He was a native of Boyle County, KY, and a member of a large, respected Adair County family

Travis Gordon "Gordy" Fair, age 48 years of Columbia, KY died suddenly, Friday, January 13, 2012 at 3:52pmCT, from injuries received in an automobile accident on KY 80 near the Adair-Russell County line.

Funeral services will Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Interment will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery in Casey County, KY. The family requests visitation after 3pmCT, on Monday, January 16, 2012, at the funeral home.

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2012-01-14 23:36:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Scenic Adair County, KY: Ice draped wall at Plum Point

2012-01-14 - KY 551 from S. of Plum Point bridge, Green River Lake - Photo by Linda Waggener.
A poem by Billy Joe Fudge accompanies this January 14, 2012 photo by Linda Waggener, taken approximately 7 miles north of Columbia, KY on January 14, 2012, between Plum Point Baptist Church and the KY 551/Knifley Road bridge over Green River Lake. To read the poem, click to: Poetry by Billy Joe Fudge: Ice Draped Walls

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34 year old Taylor, Co. man arrested on forgery charge

Campbellsville Police department, Taylor Co. S.O. and U.S. Secret Service investigating complaint of counterfeit $20 bills being circulated/passed at businesses around Taylor County. More arrests are forthcoming

The Campbellsville Police Department, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Secret Service today Saturday, January 14, 2012, investigated a complaint of counterfeit $20 bills being circulated/passed at businessesaround Campbellsville and Taylor County.

After an investigation, 34 year old Christopher Dale Tucker of Campbellsville was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center in Campbellsville, KY. Tucker was charged with Forgery 1st degree. More arrests are forth coming.

Investigating Officers: Det. Brian Morgan, Det. Brian Pickard, and Lt. Shannon Wilson.

Story courtesy Campbellsville Police Department.

2012-01-14 17:53:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

S.L. Williams, Jr, Casey Co., KY (1923-2012)

He was a native of Adair County, KY, a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church, served our country in the Korean War, a farmer, and retired from Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, car racing, and 'cutting up' with so many. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
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S.L. Williams, Jr., age 83, of Casey County, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at Casey County Hospital, Liberty, KY.

Funeral mass will be at 11amET/10amCT, Monday, January 16, 2012, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 5075 S KY 551, Clementsville, KYm with Rev. Patrick Dolan officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery with military funeral honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Visitation will be from 4pm-8pmET/3pm-7pmCT, Sunday, January 15, 2012, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with prayer services at 6pmET.

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2012-01-14 12:18:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Fan mail: Madelyn Grace is a little doll

Ann Goff writes:
Congratulation Michael & Angie, we are so proud for you all. Madelyn Grace is a little doll, I know Mackenzie is so excited to have a little sister. May God continue to bless all of you. We love you, Brother Jim & Ann - Ann Goff
Comments re photo 43450 Madelyn Grace Hinkle a sister for Mackenzie

2012-01-14 11:43:57 | Comments | Printable version

Another Civil War artifact

Compiled by the estimable and most worthy JIM, also of brilliant intellect and a real good talker. -CM


From the News, January 29, 1902:

It will be remembered that the late Col. Frank Wolford, of this place, died leaving a number of war relics in the possession of his family. Among the selection is a pair of epaulets which were worn by Gen. Zollycoffer and which came into Col. Wolford's possession soon after the battle of Mill Springs. Maj. Whithorn, of Columbia, Tenn., hearing that the epaulets were here, has written the family, asking that they be turned over to Mrs. Octavia Zollycoffer Bond, a most worthy and estimable lady of Tennessee, who is a daughter of the dead Confederate General.

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2012-01-14 10:44:27 | Comments | Printable version

Global Warming Request! incomer has weather question

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By Charles Marshburn

I was wondering to whom I would address a global warming request this morning. It seems the Gadberry area was excluded!

Pictures taken January 13, which was indeed a snow day! Charles Marshburn- Charles Marshbur

Thanks, Charles Marshburn, you have come to the right place. Glad to help. We are well versed on the subject, don't even have to ask the Inventor of the Internet. What you are observing and will understand as you begin to settle in, is not a political statement, just the common Mt. McKinley -Siberian weather patterns high on Butterp'int Ridge/Gadberry/High Fairplay Folks who've lived here since the time of John the Baptist know that ski conditions are better every winter where you live, and on the Antioch Plateau, than anywhere else in Adair County. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures. -EW

2012-01-14 10:29:21 | Comments | Printable version

Billy Joe Fudge insight on Gradyville Ridge consistent with known facts

Rachel Lyons writes:
Thanks Billy Joe, That is consistent with the areas where they and other family members lived. - Rachel Lyons
Comments re article 49371. Gradyville Ridge Road ca 1910; picture near Metcalfe line

2012-01-14 10:09:28 | Comments | Printable version

AKC German Shepherd puppies no longer available

They were posted on CM and - sold in 4 days

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John Harris writes:
All puppies have been sold. Thank you very much! - John Harris
Thanks, John Harris: And a note - Mr. Harris posted the ad on January 10 and it was successful in four days. We appreciate all his support, and of course, participating in this paid category on CM, which helps so much to support the Free CM ads for lost, found, or Free to good homes advertising. -ED WAGGENER.

2012-01-14 09:32:41 | Comments | Printable version

In Louisville, Von Price pays 150 for water each month!

Says local utility deserves small increases, workers deserve support. "Working for the water company is not a cheesecake job," she says.

By Von Price

People. Whoever it concerns!Talk about a water bill; let me tell you a little about a water bill.

In Louisville, KY, where I live, whatever the cost of water you use, you are charged the same amount for drainage.

Everyone knows that in the Summer Time you water your lawn, wash your automobiles, and wash driveways off, and we all know that amount of water goes in the ground, but their thinking is that it goes into the drainage system. Right?

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2012-01-14 09:15:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Ray Stapp, Taylor County, KY (1931-2012)

He was a retired farmer and an honored U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He had professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church

Ray Stapp, 80, Campbellsville, KY died at 1:10amET, Friday, January 13, 2012 in Louisville, KY.

Graveside services will be at 12:30pmET/11:30amCT, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Hwy 208, Lebanon, KY, by Rev. Vic Stansbury.

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2012-01-14 08:56:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Editorial: The rate increase for water. We'll gladly pay it.

Pennies a day for us and most customers. It's an investment in Our Future

By Ed Waggener

Wow! It looks as though the brouhaha over the rate increase by the Columbia/Adair Utilities District has fizzled its way out - and hopefully out of the history books.

Marshall Loy summed it up best: How can you criticize, especially in public, an organization which is providing an essential service so well, which is growing and providing jobs, which has never asked for or taken a single dime of Adair County Fiscal Court money, has never defaulted on a payment, is solvent, has assets far exceeding its liabilities, which has a leader like Lenny Stone, and which is overseen and has always been overseen, by blue ribbon boards?

That's a paraphrase of what he said. Mr. Loy has, perhaps, more knowledge of the district than anyone in the county. From what I've observed of its operation and the board's proceedings, I totally agree.

And the real clincher, he said, was that rates in Columbia/Adair County are not only competitive, but well below those in so many other Utility Districts.

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2012-01-14 07:42:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

JIM: Col. Wolford artifacts found - or not!

Another wondrous article by JIM, who is now to be known by the honorable title of Chronoscryer. More over, newly revealed in JIM the Chronosryer's work today is the revelation that there are now more Adair County Generals accounted for: Add "General" Frank Wolford to the list which also includes General Barksdale Hamlett, and General James Alexander Williamson. Please click the headline and read it all. -CM


The January 17, 1922 News carried the front page article below. (Col. Wolford served a postbellum term as Adjutant General of Kentucky and ever after was accorded the honorific "General.")The canteen and horse pistol holsters which was owned by Gen. Frank Wolford was found in S.F. Eubank's shop last Wednesday morning and presented at this office by Joseph Morris, who is at work for Mr. L.E. Young.

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2012-01-14 07:06:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

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2012-01-14 06:48:11 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM, January 14, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 14, 2012:
Play with dogs brings peace
for dogs know no jealousy
and nothing bores them.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 14 January 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 123, in progress

2012-01-14 06:05:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 14
Happy Anniversary, Austin and Linda Bragg (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Abbott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Clark (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Drew Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Georgia Atwood (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glen Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Wheeler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Garmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nathan Hill | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shahid Igbal | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Chloe and Zoey Beard (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Will Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherman Ray (Tack) Branham, Cumberland County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zina H. Burton, Columbia, KY (1932-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Josephine "Jo" Pearson Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Alexander Miller, Green Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna E. Harmon, Adair Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Parker Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary B. Lawless, Russell Springs, KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack E. Smith, Adair County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Paxton, Adair County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Grady D. Cope, Burkesville, KY (1938 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Wilson, 97, formerly of Windsor community (1916 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Hadley, 79, Russell County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosemary Agnes Moore, Russell County, KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kristina Nicole Cox, Russell County, KY (1986-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ella Fern Grider, 74, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Loyd Stinson, Casey Co., KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack Langham, 90, Liberty, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Sandy Farlee, 68, Burkesville, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Arthur Gumm, 73, Metcalfe County, KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Lawless, 74, Jamestown, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Victoria Gay (Vickie) Strader, Taylor County, KY (1961-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorlis Mae Edwards White, Metcalfe County, KY (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David G. O'Banion, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandi Durham, Hustonville, KY (1957-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Hunt, 76, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:00amCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for H.L. (Hulen) Judd, Green Co., KY (1935-2012) | (ID:15637, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at noon, Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections | (ID:15443, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Lyle Mitchell Smith, Adair County, KY (1920-2012) | (ID:15628, Comment)
Services in Jamestown, KY, for Gary Lynn Roy, Russell County, KY (1961-2012) | (ID:15632, Comment)
Services in Summer Shade, KY
for Jimmy Douglas Welsh, 51, Summer Shade, KY (d. Jan. 11, 2012)
| (ID:15634, Comment)
1:30pmCTServices at South Fork Baptist Church, Casey Co., KY
for Caleb Calcine, Casey Co., KY (1980-2012)
| (ID:15648, Comment)
2:00pmCTBasketball: Blue Raider Men and Women vs. Georgetown (KY) College
Doubleheader at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Coumbia, KY | (ID:15578, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Hedgepeth Cemetery, Green Co., KY
for Calvin Joseph Asbury, Green Co., KY (1934-2012)
| (ID:15643, Comment)
5:00pmCT Chimes for the evening, Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections | (ID:15476, Comment)
Benefit on Saturday night, January 14, 2012 for Ilene Wariner
There will be a Benefit Auction and Singing for Ilene Wariner, at 5pmCT, Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the Russell County High School gym, 2166 S Highway 127, Russell Springs, KY. For more information, call Rita Burton at 270- 384-6323 or 270 634-0823 - SHEILA BURTON. | (ID:15609, Comment)
6:30pmCT"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"
At Campbellsville University's Russ Mobley Theater/Alumni Building, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY, January 13-15, 2012, The 37-shows in the comedy will showcase CU's Andrew Ward, Kyle Biery, Johnson City, TN; and Travis Stansel, Morristown, TN. Performances are Friday, January 13, at 7:30pmET/6:30pmCT; Saturday, January 15, at 3pmET/2pmCT. Admission is $8. Phone 270-789-5161 for reservations. | (ID:15575, Comment)


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