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BJF: Within a decade we will need four lanes on KY 55

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Probably premature to be complaining since the construction phase of any public works project is always going to be inconvenient and uncomfortable.

We definitely need an upgrade. On my way from Columbia to C-ville recently I met 117 vehicles and many were large trucks and semi's. We are "joined at the hip" with C-ville and I predict that within a decade we will need four lanes with turning lanes. -Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re article 83735 Cynthia Rowe KY 55 North would have been better left alone


2016-06-11 18:32:04 | Comments | Printable version

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Mayors, CJEs at Dedication of memorials to firefighters



2016-06-11 - 200 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Seated together at the program honoring Capt. Tony Grider and Firefighter Charles "Sparky" Sparks were Mayor Tony Young of Campbellsville and Mayor Curtis Hardwick of Columbia; CJE's Eddie Rogers and Mike Stephens, and far left, Franklin Clark, a newsman for the Campbellsville News-Journal..

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Remembering Pam Foust: She was more than a teacher

Steph Caldwell writes:
There are not words to express what Mrs. Foust gave me. Miss Saigon, The Secret Garden, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Nutcracker. She was more than a teacher. She showed her students how to love. Love music, love the beauty around them, love each other, and most importantly to love themselves.

She fostered a love of music that has brought me through the lowest valleys of my life. 20+ years after entering the band room for her class the last time I thought of my Chorus teacher no less than once a month. - Steph Caldwell
Comments re article 83763 Pamela Hurt Foust 78 Adair Co KY 19372016


2016-06-11 17:41:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Pamela Hurt Foust, 78, Adair Co., KY (1937-2016)

She was a member of a highly distinguished Adair County, KY family. She was the daughter of the late Ralph & Pam "Rosebud" Hill Hurt. She was an ardent advocate for the performing arts in public schools, before and after she retired as a music educator in the Adair County School System. She leaves 12 direct and one step living descendants.
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Pamela Hurt Foust, 78, of Nashville, TN, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at McKendree Village in Nashville.

Service will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 4pmCT, Monday, June 13, 2016 at the funeral home.


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2016-06-11 17:08:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kenny Absher: Echoes call for patience on KY 55 project

Kenny Absher writes:
I agree with Louise Butler, patience and time will tell, until then there is nothing wrong with some speculation. - Kenny Absher, Cane Valley KY
Comments re article 83759 Louise Butler Patience needed KY 55 will be nice when done


2016-06-11 16:52:14 | Comments | Printable version

54-year-old dies at TRH following Harley vs car collision

Wendell Hitch was operating a 1991 Harley Motorcycle involved with 2008 passenger car. Collision occurred this morning at 08:50ET. CPD Ofc. Jeremy Burris investigated the accident.
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By Malissa McCarol
News from Campbellsville, KY Police Department

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 at approximately 0850 hrs Campbellsville Police Department responded to the intersection of South Central Ave and Tie Street in reference to an automobile accident with injuries.


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2016-06-11 16:50:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

F&W Conservation Educator helps rescue man from burning truck

By Mark Marraccini, KY Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, KY - (Sat 11 Jun 2016) - - A bus load of elementary and middle school students on their way home from a week of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife conservation camp witnessed a harrowing single-vehicle wreck and then saw one of their camp counselors run to the stricken vehicle and pull the unconscious driver to safety seconds before it burst into flames.

Conservation educator Clay Brummal was driving south on the Natcher Parkway near Hartford in Ohio County Friday shortly after 2pmCT, when he came upon a wrecked and mangled pickup just seconds after its driver had lost control and crashed.


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2016-06-11 16:39:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Louise Butler: Patience needed. KY 55 will be nice when done

Louise Butler writes:
Is anyone seeing the big picture here? Just about every week something different has been done on the KY55 road construction. Now they are working on the Southbound and of course that has pushed traffic flow over to the opposite side. The guardrails wont be that close to the traffic when they put the shoulders in place and make the rumble strips.

Patience is a factor in this operation. What you see now is just temporary. The miserable bump in front of the Dollar General isn't permanent. It's going to be nice when finished !! If the tractor trailers, motor homes, school buses can deal with the inconvenience you would think people in the smaller vehicles wouldn't complain ! --Louise Butler
Comments re article 83735 Cynthia Rowe KY 55 North would have been better left alone


2016-06-11 14:17:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Sandy Antle: Why didn't they just leave KY 55 alone

Sandy Antle writes:
I totally agree! Why are the guardrails so close to the road? This is ridiculous? Have talked to several older people that are afraid to drive on that road? We all pay taxes?! This is terrible!! Why didn't they just leave it along? - Sandy
See: Cynthia Rowe: KY 55 North would have been better left alone


2016-06-11 14:12:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Wayne (Buddy) Thacker, 68, Cumberland Co., KY (1947-2016)

He was an U. S. Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Bessie Riddle Thacker. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and his final resting place will be in the county of his birth.
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Wayne "Buddy" Thacker, 68, of Evansville, Indiana formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Friday, June 10,2 016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.

Graveside service Monday, June 13, 2016 at 4pmCT, at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, in Cumberland County, KY with military honors. Family requests visitation on Monday, June 13, 2016 after 2pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY.


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2016-06-11 13:46:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

W.A.T.C.H. includes warning of Lone Star Tick bites

The Adair County W.A.T.C.H. Coalition met on June 9, 2016 and heard about programs in development for improving health and wellness.

Jelaine Harlow, health educator at Adair County's Health Department, facilitated the meeting which was followed by lunch and then a session on the smoke-free Adair County work in progress.

Among the updates, Terry Parton advised that there is a new reason to worry about tick bites -- Alpha-Gal, identified in 2009 -- is causing people to have severe allergic reactions.


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2016-06-11 12:16:21 | Comments | Printable version

That Contested 2014 Columbia Mayoral race: Held in Abeyance

Special ColumbiaMagazine.com story

In case anyone remembers that the mayoral election of November 2014, is still in the courts, the latest step in the Appeal by Attorney Elmer George on behalf of Ben Arnold, et al vs. The Adair County Board of elections was posted June 8, 2016:
"THE MOTION FOR REVIEW OF THE DECISION OF THE COURT OF APPEALS IS HEREBY HELD IN ABEYANCE PENDING FINAL DISPOSITION OF HARDIN V. MONTGOMERY, 2015-SC-000572-DG AND MAGOFFIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS V. MONTGOMERY, 2015-SC-000575-DG."
Appellants in the case are Ben Arnold (Primary), and Ruth Smith, and William Burton. Appellees are Adair County Board of Elections (Primary), and city of Columbia, Curtis Hardwick, and June Parsons.


2016-06-11 03:54:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Marsha Walker: Felt honored to work at Brown Drug

Comments re photo 67041 Junior Stotts' Favorite Old Photo Do you have memories of this scene, an old photo of the interior of Brown Drug store, 204 Public Square, Columbia, KY

By Marsha Walker
I remember working here at the fountain counter as a senior in high school. John D. Lowe was the owner then. Annie Roonie Cole made the best barbeque sandwiches, cole slaw and potato salad. Shakes and malts were popular.


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2016-06-11 02:45:17 | Comments | Printable version

Eunice Church of God welcomes Elder C.R. Payne as new pastor

The officers and members of Eunice Church of God, 12515 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, are excited to welcome Elder C. R. Payne as Pastor and his wife, Evangelist Teresa Richardson-Payne.

They have three children, Andrea, Jessica and Christopher Payne. His first service will be Sunday June 12, 2016 at 11:30amCT. A formal installation service will be announced and held at a later date. - Marjorie B. Payne


2016-06-11 02:26:01 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM - 11 Jun 2016

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 11, 2016:
Offer chance to give,
do not risk hurting someone
who you think too poor.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 11 June 2016.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1733



2016-06-11 02:08:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 11
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Tammy Sexton (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James and Alice Turner (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lloyd and Josephine Wilson (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audrie Ezra Hamilton (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Akin Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Andrew, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryleigh Addison Wheet (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlynn Faith George (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kimberly Kean (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Corbin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wayne "Goose" Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Cosby (Dick) Jeffries, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvelle J. Beard, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy Clark, 61, Taylor Co. KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Daniel Bruce Patterson, Green Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Jean Coffey Burton, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John "Johnny" McFarland, Adair County, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory birthday, Alfred David Ford, Green County, KY (1945 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carol Allinson, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aileen Bernice Salsman, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary P. Cooper, 99, Russell County, KY (1914-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Ralph Burgess, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orvis Turner, 79, Adair County, KY, (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Keltner, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Huff, 70, Columbia, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Arnold, 101, Adair Co., KY native (1914-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Barnett, Taylor County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobert E (Hobe) Wilson, 93, Russell Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlotte Chaney, 67 Casey County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Gaskins, Russell County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Hurt Foust, 78, Adair Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Buddy) Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wendell Johnson, Taylor County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Ann Stephens, 58, Edmonton, KY (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Wade Meadows, 58, Green County, KY (1959-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Lee Chelf Waggener (June 11, 1903 - March 2, 1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald G. Smith, 82, Jamestown, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Everrett Randall Penick, 82, Taylor Co., KY native (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George 'Butch' Coleman, 74, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Justice, 68, Russell County, KY (1951-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Robert Compton (1905) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Earl Harper, Sr., 77, Edmonton, KY (1943-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leo Earls, 77, Jamestown, KY (1943-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Sylvia Sue Collings, 74, Green Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paulette Landis Beard Sprowles, Green Co., KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Ralph Warriner, 82, Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Miss Lucille Kirtley, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTToday is FATHER'S DAY | (ID:41411, Comment)
6:00amCTTime to check CM YARD SALES and plan your route. | (ID:41402, Comment)
7:00amCTNEW HOURS: CLOSED SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
OPEN 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; CLOSED Saturdays & SUNDAYS. | (ID:41403, Comment)
Taylor County Farmers' Market 2175 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville, KY (Animal Shelter Road). Open Saturdays during season, 7am-1pmCT/8am-2pmET. | (ID:41409, Comment)
8:00amCTClinton County Farmers Market, open 8amCT-sellout. Tue-Fri-Sat June 1-Oct 29, 2016. 19 Mountain View Parkway, Albany, KY. | (ID:41391, Comment)
Farmers Market on the Square 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:41405, Comment)
Farmers Market of Cumberland County, 8am-1pmCT Saturdays at 204 S Main Street, Burkesville, KY. | (ID:41410, Comment)
10:00amCTDedication of Captain Tony Grider Highway and Charles "Sparky" Sparks Bridge at the Columbia/AdairCounty Fire Department, 200 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY. (DETAILS) | (ID:41231, Comment)
KY Historical Society to historical dedicate marker in Chalybeate Springs DETAILS | (ID:41238, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for David Phelps, 65, Yosemite, KY (1950-2016) | (ID:41366, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Wilma Ann Gaskin Ballenger, 80, Russell County, KY (1935-2016) | (ID:41397, Comment)
BROWNIE is very sweet. At 7 months, barely out of puphood.
There are many wonderful playful kittens, mature cats, dogs and puppies available for adoption. Your sponsorship will make that happen more quickly. Thanks to all who are making a difference!
Green River Animal Shelter open today, 10am-2pmCT. GRAS, 455 Appleby Drive, Columbia, KY. You can help. Adopt. Volunteer. Give Time, Donate Money. Give needed supplies. Encourage the staff at GRAS who are doing such a wonderful job!
Stop in and see the progress we're making. Thanks, KIM TUCKER
(See Animal control pickups and GRAS dogs for adoption in CM Animals - CM | (ID:41408, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Allen Cape, 73, Cookeville, TN, Adair native (1942-2016) | (ID:41364, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:41406, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Iris Irene Estevez, Radcliff, KY (1924-2016) | (ID:41418, Comment)
12:45pmCTServices, Shepherdsville, KY, for Harlan J. Scott, 83, Bullitt County, KY (1932-2016) | (ID:41378, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:41407, Comment)

 




























 
 
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