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Barbara Ann Thacker, Burkesville, KY, (1942-2012)

She was a member of Spears Chapel Church and a homemaker

Barbara Ann Thacker, 69, of Burkesville, KY, passed away Saturday,

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 11amCT, at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in the Perkins Cemetery. Clergy officiating will be Bro. Gary Cash. Visitation is 5pm-9pmCT Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

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2012-05-14 15:34:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Favorite Old Photo: Corner Drug/Old Winfrey Hotel Building

2012-05-14 - Photo from collection of Mike Watson.
Oldest Building on the Public Squre and more: This photo is not old, at least by my standards--being post World War II. It appears to be a photographers proof and may have been taken by either Joseph Allison or Connell Morrison. Taken from the side yard of the Courthouse, from the Greensburg end, the photo is of the building most older Adair Countians remember fondly as Collins' Corner Drug, which is the oldest building on the Public Square and was for a very long time known simply as the Winfrey Hotel building--where the cholera epidemic took hold in 1873. Notice, to the right of the drug store, is Marshall's Variety Store, then the Kroger. To the left, and down Campbellsville Street, there were still trees on the Myers' house lot where the Municipal Building was constructed in the 1960s. - Mike Watson

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Perry Allen Ferguson, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2012)

He was a native of Cumberland County and had been an employee of General Motors Truck and Bus for over 31 years, until his retirement in 1978.

Perry Allen Ferguson, age 81 of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Cumberland County, KY passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Decatur Township Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6pmCT, at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services in Indianapolis, Indiana with visitation on Tuesday from 3pmCT until time of services.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2pmCT, at the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY. There will be no local visitation.

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2012-05-14 15:20:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

QUERY: Wants more on Bryants of Little Cake, Adair Co., KY

Heather Smith OConnor writes:
My Great Grandmother is CORA BRYANT, in the photo she is on CARLIE'S left side. I wanted to know if there are any other photos of my family possibly? I wanted to see if there is any family still living there? Obviously, this is a wonderful picture and I was hoping to find others. --Heather Smith OConnor
Comments re article 20228 Little Cake Community known for very large families

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Oversteering a factor in one-car injury accident on KY 61

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

COLUMBIA, KY - Tpr. Justin Phillips is investigating a collision that occurred today, 6 miles north of Columbia on KY 61 at 7:10amCT. 65-year-old Shirley Thomas of Greensburg, KY was traveling south on KY 61in a 2004 Nissan Frontier. Thomas vehicle left the roadway and then she oversteered and overturned. She was wearing her seatbelt and was treated and released at Westlake Regional Hospital. Tpr. Phillips was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS and Search & Rescue.

Story courtesy TFC Billy 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.

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Photographer will be at ACMS promotion ceremony

Proceeds benefit the school

There will be a photographer taking pictures of the Adair County Middle School, promotion celebration on Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 6pmCT. If you want your child's picture, contact Alma Rich at or Margaret Taylor at or see them the night of the celebration. You must have a working e-mail address and the cost will be $5.00, with all proceeds going to the school, Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. Thank you --Margaret Taylor,

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Homecoming at Redlick UMC is Sunday, May 20, 2012

Redlick United Methodist Church, 3976 Mosby Ridge Road, Edmonton, KY 42129, will be having their Homecoming Sunday, May 20, 2012. Service start 11:00pmCT with preaching by former Pastor Bro. Michael Lemmon, Potluck meal and singing by the Murley's following the service. Everyone please come and visit us. Contact: 270-432-0382. - Missy Lemmon

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Matthew Simpson, Casey County, KY (1925-2012)

He retired from the United States Navy as Chief Boatswain's Mate. He spent most of his military life in Europe and in the Pacific. He was in combat in World War II in the Philippines, Okinawa , Iwo Jima, and the Korean War. His last real military action was in Vietnam in 1950 and he also helped evacuate the French Foreign Legion. He earned the American Theatre, Pacific Theatre, Korean Service Medal, Philippines Liberation, United Nation Ribbon, Victory Medal and China Service Medal. He also retired from North Point Training Center in 1986 as Captain and Commander. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Oleika Temple of Lexington.
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Matthew "Mack" Simpson of Liberty. KY died Monday May 7, 2012 at the Casey County Hospital, Liberty. He was 86.

Memorial services are 1pmET/12pm noon CT, Tuesday May 29, 2012 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY,m with Bro. Phillip Patton and Bro. Donald Mason officiating. Burial is at Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 KY 80, Nancy, KY. Visitation is Tuesday 10am-1pmET/9am-12pm noon CT, at the funeral home with Masonic service at 12pm noon ET/1amCT.

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2012-05-14 12:39:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

(Ad) Yardsales kicked off with big sale on Westwood Drive

This one was just posted:
Huge multi party yard sale, Saturday, May 19, 215 Westwood Drive (Bing Map), Columbia, KY.Car seats with base, Rain forest cradle swing, jumperoo, battery powered motorcycle, pink and white 15 in tv, toy box, toys, toys, toys, lots of boys and girls clothes , treadmill, women's dresses and all sorts of men's and womens clothes. --Marcella Brown
Send your Yard sale NOW, using a Contact Submit button. There is no charge (Free if Street & Number included for venue without directions; and dirt cheap, $9/4 lines + $2 per additional line if you prefer not to send Street & Number )for text only Yard Sale ads for individuals in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties.

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US Post Office, Columbia, KY 42728 collects 4,000 lbs of food

The following letter was received following a request for information about this year's Food Drive by one of our favorite organizations, the Columbia Post Office. Turns out, the information had been sent to us, and somehow, we overlooked it. The Food Drive was a big success, anyway, we're happy to say. And, we're going to do better next year and hope that maybe CM's added help could nudge the total a little bit higher. -EW
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Randal Murrell, Columbia, KY 42728 Postmaster, writes:
We just completed our Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. I did submit a notice about it to Columbia Magazine on Tuesday but I didn't get to follow up. I don't know what happened. You did a great job promoting our event last year and we appreciate that. I wish I could have got something on there this year, it really helps to remind everyone to contribute.

We had a successful day and were able to collect about 4,000 lb. of food which will all go to the local food bank and help those in need locally. Planning to do this again next year. Always the second Saturday in May. I will try to do a better job of getting the message to you next year. I enjoy the Magazine and think you all do a great service for our community. Thanks - Randal Murrell, Postmaster, Columbia KY 42728-9998
CM Postscript - Thanks so much to all those who help us with reminders. Even really big events, such as this one, sometimes fail to make the news because of an oversight. Thanks to everyone who helps us in the department. And especially, thanks to Mr. Murrell for remembering to send the news and for being so kind when it was not used. -EW

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Birthday Coincidence: Three in same family share birthday today

Update to story: We've added at least two major names to the birthday list this morning. Just a reminder that if you checked earlier, a re-check may be in order.

Denise Adamson reminded us that Bradley Adamson, his wife Ashley Adamson, and her mother Sylvia Grant all share the same birthday, today, May 14, 2012.

That's quite a coincidence. The birthdays are posted on the front page of CM today, along with a very distinctive list of other noteworthy folks who are having birthdays, along with one anniversary. This is the season for anniversaries, and there's one important anniversary today.

Even if you can't send those celebrating birthday and anniversaries a new car or even a bicycle or an iPad to help them carry a world class library around with them and keep up with the news easily, everywhere, we hope you'll at least send a card, flowers, or chocolates, tell them Happy Birthday, take them to dinner, and let them know you know they are special today. And if anyone is so special that Happy Birthday is personally sung to them by Judge Walker, let us know. That's big news - like getting written up by Byron Crawford, back when Louisville had a real Kentucky newspaper.

If we missed any important birthdays in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell or Taylor Counties for today - let us know. (Contact/Submit). We'll do our best to work it into what today's Events looks like a very busy day - besides being the last day of school. -EW

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Today, MONDAY with CM, May 14, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 14, 2012:
Temptation changes
security to prison,
comfort to desire.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 14 May 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 244, in progress

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Columbia, KY/NWS Weather Forecast: MONDAY, May 14, 2012
The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. this forecast from update at 3:56am CT May 14, 2012
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 70. North wind between 3 and 7 mph.
Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY
The Kentucky Mesonet is The Commonwealth's Official Source for Weather and Climate Data.
Mesonet stations are live in: Adair - Casey - Cumberland - Metcalfe - Taylor

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 14
Happy Anniversary, Brian and Bethany Harvey (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Nelson (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Grant (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Adamson (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Adamson (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Martin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Michelle Thomas (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Shepherd! | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Luke Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gregg Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Hardwick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jayden Bryce Miller (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Rogers Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shamarie Harper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd VanArsdale (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob Porter, Russell County, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Wesley, Casey County, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kendra Nichole Moore, Burkesville, KY (2001-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Rush, Burkesville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, BD Thompson, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Ruth Lyles Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laures Faye Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claves Leon Sneed, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eutrice Roy, 88, Russell County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Ann Wilson, Russell County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald G. Henderson, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Angela Russell, Casey Co., KY (1968-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Martha Jane Antle, Russell Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Pepper Chaney, Green County, KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbie (Hutch) Howell, 41, Yosemite, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Craft Anderson, Albany, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie George, 63, Russell Co., KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lou Edith Jones, 99, Cumberland Co., KY (1916-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Edward Stargel, Sr., Adair Co. native (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donald (Gene) Pritchard, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene St. Clair, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson Myers, 78, Burkesville, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mae Bagby Risen, Greensburg, KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arbutus Comer Hilton, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shyanne Brooke Evans, 19, Dunnville, KY (1998-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet Buis, 84, Casey County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Feese Absher Perry, 68, formerly of Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Thompson Strader, 82, Greensburg, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Froggett Sr, Metcalfe County, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Sullivan, 91, Russell Co., KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward (Cotton) Burton, 82, Columbia, KY (1938-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gilbert Ray Mondie, 81, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Skipworth, 75, Burkesville, KY (1945-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Green McGaha (1915-1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Elaine Pierce Young, 78, Greensburg, KY (1942-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shyanna Marie Harmon, 13, Columbia, KY (2008-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTNational Police Week 2012 is May 13-19, 2012
In remembrance of fallen police officers, killed in the line of duty. - Jason Rector | (ID:17255, Comment)
7:45amCTLast day of school for students, Adair County School District | (ID:15351, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Co. Bookmobile in Town/Columbia, KY area (May 2012 Calendar) | (ID:17097, Comment)
Absentee voting machine open 8amCT. Clerk's Office. 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. For qualified voters who will be out of county Election day, May 22, 2012. | (ID:17129, Comment)
Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: No (0) case(s) scheduled to start in AdairCircuit Court. No (0) case(s) court 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:17265, Comment)
10:00amCT AoG Food Pantry Open Today
The food pantry at Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY, is open Mondays at 10amCT until 1pmCT or until the food runs out. -Patricia Willis | (ID:17164, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for R.T. (Pops) Janes, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2012) | (ID:17252, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:16965, Comment)
12:05pmCTAdair County Public Library Board of Trustees
The Adair County Public Library Board of Trustees meets each second Monday of the month at 12:05pmCT in the library basement, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Meetings are open to the public and governed by the open meetings laws which pertain to all boards. Boart members: Beth Grant, President; Mary Night, VP; Nancy Ballou, Treasurer; Georgina Rayburn, Secretary; Nicole Turner, Member. The Library staff is Lee Ann Jessee, director; Jewell Kimbler, Assistant Librarian; Ernestine Bennett, Genealogy Librarian; Aleina Milligan, Children's Librarian; and Anita Riddle, Bookmobile Librarian. | (ID:17111, Comment)
1:00pmCTAwards Day at Adair County Middle School
Awards Day for students at ACMS, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY, will be at 1pmCT, Monday, May 14, 2012, at the school. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the school at 270-384-5308. - Alma Rich, Principal | (ID:17190, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Nettie Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1926-2012) | (ID:17251, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:16998, Comment)
Columbia/Adair Parks & Rec Board meets at 107 High ST Columbia, KY
The meeting will start at 5pmCT in the Conference Meeting Room, Adair 911 Center, 107 High ST, Columbia, KY. The Parks & Rec Board regularly meets at 5pmCT each second Monday of each month. Charles Grimsley, Chairman; Members, Bobby Bowe, Donna Shirley, Craig Dean, Billy Dean Coffey, Bruce White, Tommy Steele, Rebecca Schmidt, and Greg Thomas. | (ID:17074, Comment)
5:30pmCTColumbia Rotary Club meets at Cafe on the Square
For tonight's meeting, a change of venue.. We're meeting at CAFE on the SQUARE, 212 Public Square, Columbia, KY.GEO. KOLBENSCHLAG
Regular meetings: Columbia Rotary Club meets every second and fourth Monday night at 5:30pmCT, at Lindsey Wilson College Cranmer Dinning Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY. Visitors always welcome. - JERRY HOLT, President | (ID:17027, Comment)
6:00pmCTSonQuest Rainforest VBS May 14-18, 2012 at West 80 CoG
SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School, will be held each evening 6pm-8pmCT, Monday, May 14-Friday, May 18, 2012, at the West 80 Church of God, 3727 W. Hwy 80 Russell Springs, KY 42642. Rainforest kids will follow Jesus on a journey. Contact Phone: 270-343-5093. Jennifer Proctor | (ID:17197, Comment)
Cub Scout Pack 888 meets, CUMC, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY
Cub Scout Pack 888 meets each Monday night at 6pmCT, in the basement of the Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY. Anyone who wants to join the Cub Scouts is welcome to attend. -Phillip Richard | (ID:17032, Comment)
Boy Scouts meet at Columbia United Methodist Church
The Boy Scouts meet at the Columbia Unitied Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY every Monday night at 6pmCT. (We will meet at the Sportsmans Club occasionally, depending on the weather.) Phone 270-250-9482. - Shane Patterson | (ID:17036, Comment)


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