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Some history of the Hill Building

By JIM

Construction of the small building between Paull Drug Co. and the Bank of Columbia commenced in September 1922, some months after work started on the adjoining bank building. The smaller building was owned by Fred Hill, a nephew of brothers T.F. and R.F. Paull, founders of the drugstore. Fred clerked in the drug store for several years, became a licensed pharmacist in 1913, and the time of R.F. Paull's death, co-owned the establishment with O.A. Taylor.

Said the News shortly after work began, "This building will make a desirable stand for a news and book store, barber shop, or a cigar and tobacco store, or a music store." Construction likely was completed in late 1922 or the forepart of 1923.

This image Favorite Postcard: West Corner Public Square, Columbia, KY from about the same era as the recently posted photo shows a woman standing in the doorway of Mr. Hill's building.

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2019-12-14 14:55:06 | Comments | See topic Jim: History


Dramatic Sunset in Cane Valley


2019-12-14 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Michael Seale.
Michael writes, "Sunset photo taken in Cane Valley area (at Adair/Taylor county line) on Thursday evening (12/12)."


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Letter: Need sidewalks to schools

Theresa Ingermann writes:
So glad to see sidewalks going in around town but can someone tell me if, and if so, they will be putting any around our schools? Maybe a crosswalk as well so our kids do not have to dart across and into school traffic daily in order to get home safely. Thank you --Theresa
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2019-12-14 11:03:02 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 40 F
Casey: 40 · Cumberland: 42 · Green: 39
Metcalfe: 39 · Russell: 41 · Taylor: 39
Updated at 1:30am Sunday, December 15, 2019

Kentucky Mesonet Links:
Adair County - Casey County - Cumberland County - Metcalfe County - Taylor County

National Weather Service Links:
Burkesville. Campbellsville. Columbia. Edmonton. Greensburg. Jamestown. Liberty. Russell Springs

Letter: Small building was Maupin's Barbershop

Lee Ann Sullivan writes:
That small building next to Bank of Columbia was Maupin's Barbershop. The business was owned by my grandmother, Mattie Maupin. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Young were barbers there. It remained in operation until the Bank of Columbia expanded. I still have the National cash register and shoe shine chair in my family room today. --Lee Ann Sullivan
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2019-12-14 11:01:28 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Letter: Thanks to Dave R.

Martha Berry writes:
Thanks, Dave. I could not think of Hugh Thomas' name and completely forgot about Berley Young. Thanks for the refresher. --Martha
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2019-12-14 10:44:37 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Events scheduled for today, December 15, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
6:00amCTTime check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday morning worship service schedules. (ID:59630 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
9:00amCTGreat Hymns at Columbia United Methodist Church: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (ID:59734 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
11:00amCTChristmas program at Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene (ID:59743 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTServices for Robert Hoskins (R.H.) Weatherford, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019) (ID:59761 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTSano Baptist Church Christmas Drama (ID:59739 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Christmas Play at Bloomington Chapel Church (ID:59718 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Charity Baptist Church Candlelight Service (ID:59726 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above, a printable version of today's events, and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Submission Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Birds of Kentucky: Red-bellied Woodpecker


2019-12-14 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
A red-bellied woodpecker, taking a break from the trees to feast on peanuts left in the local park by a kind soul.


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Dr. Gary Thomas Lane, 78, Danville, KY (1941-2019)

He graduated from Greensburg High school, earned an Associate Degree at Lindsey Wilson College, Bachelor of Science Degree at Berea College, and Masters and PhD from Purdue University. Throughout his career and retirement, he stayed close to his ties in Adair, Metcalfe and Green Counties and will be most recently remembered here as the new great-grandfather of Thomas Lane Dean of Columbia.

Dr. Gary Thomas Lane, 78, died December 11, 2019 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. The celebration of life service will be 1 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, KY. Reverend Jim Cooper will be officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Thompson, Mike Lane, Ben Bloom, Rusty Chaney, Jordan Dean, and John Edd Tucker.


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2019-12-14 07:02:36 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Barbershop in 1950s

Dave Rosenbaum writes:
During the 50s, that building was where Hugh Thomas and Berley Young operated a barber shop. --Dave
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2019-12-14 06:31:19 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Mr. Thomas barber shop?

Marsha Walker writes:
Was this a haircut shop where Mr. Hugh Thomas worked? --MBW


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2019-12-14 06:30:10 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Overflow parking


2019-12-14 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Graham Waggener.
This time of year, the number of UPS planes in Louisville can overwhelm the available space for them. Yesterday afternoon, planes were stacked up out near the visitor parking lots at Louisville International Airport, in addition to their regular locations.


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Letter: Small building was barbershop

Martha Berry writes:
Several years after this photo was taken it was a barbar shop. I can't recall the owner's name right now but he owned it for several years. Someone correct me if I am wrong. --Martha
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2019-12-14 06:29:05 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: James was earlier

Bob Barnes writes:
I doubt that Jesse James dog fell out of an automobile. The robbery of Bank of Columbia was in 1872. The first autos made were made in 1893. --Bob
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2019-12-14 06:28:27 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Hilda Legg announces USDA grant for City of Columbia

State Director Hilda Legg, United States Department of Agriculture, notified the City of Columbia this week that it has received a grant in the amount of $30,000 from USDA Rural Development.

The grant is to aid in the purchase of a truck and trailer to be used as a drug education vehicle that will be utilized throughout the community, specifically within the school system, to promote awareness of the dangers of abuse and addiction.


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Knifley Christmas celebration open to all tonight, 14 Dec 2019

Christmas in Knifley is free and open to all tonight, Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 4:30pmCT to 8pmCT. It is being held at the Old Knifley Grade School/Emmaus Campground, 12190 Knifley Road, Knifley, KY. Everyone is invited to share in food, live nativity and music in a Christ-based Community Christmas event.

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Lloyd and Edwards new Chamber Board Members


2019-12-14 - Columbia - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Ellen Zornes, left, Executive Director of the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce, introduced two new members of the Board of Directors for three-year terms, Doyle Lloyd, center, and Landon Edwards at right, at the annual Christmas gathering. Wes Bryant, not pictured, is also a new Board Member but was unable to attend.


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Flags to half-staff Monday in honor of WWII marine

By Crystal Staley

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, December 16, 2019, in honor of a Kentucky Marine killed in action during World War II, but whose remains were only recently identified.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve PFC John R. Bayens, 20, of Louisville, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 23, 2019.


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2019-12-13 18:22:56 | Comments | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day


Sandra Campbell Sullivan, 74, Louisville, KY (1945-2019)

Sandra Rose Campbell Sullivan passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019. She was 74 years old.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019, at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, from 4pmET until 8pmET on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Mrs. Sullivan will then be taken to the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY for visitation on Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 4pmCT until 8pmCT.


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2019-12-13 18:09:38 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Budget Committee Meeting, Wed 18 Dec 2019

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet at 3:30pmCT on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.


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2019-12-13 14:27:44 | Comments

Southern Adair County keepsake photo


2019-12-14 - Adair County, KY - Photo from the collection of Joyce Coomer.
This keepsake was found among the photos collected in the late Rolin and Myrna Coomer family and is shared by Joyce Coomer to see if names may be discovered.


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ACSO: Warrants issued for Dollar Store robbers

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 08:14amCT, an unknown white male entered the Dollar General store located at 7775 Campbellsville Road in Adair County, where he produced a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect then fled in a silver Chevrolet Equinox with a female toward Taylor County, where the pair stole two additional vehicles.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office has sworn out warrants this morning, Friday, December 13, 2019, with County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison Corbin for the arrest of Timothy Smith, age 34, and Brittni Smith, age 31, both of Evansville, Indiana, for armed robbery, 1st degree.

Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Wright has authorized full extradition of Timothy Smith and Brittni Smith, who are married, to be brought back to Adair County to face these charges wherever they are caught.

Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Sheriff Brockman are investigating the incident, and were assisted by the Kentucky State Police and Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewel.



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2019-12-13 14:24:12 | Comments | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis resigns

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears and Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis resigned effective immediately on Thursday as Gov. Andy Beshear's newly-appointed Kentucky Board of Education met for the first time. Lewis declined to comment through a spokeswoman, but board chair David Karem said the new board's negotiations with Lewis were amicable.

Read more at kentucky.com


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2019-12-13 11:20:10 | Comments | See topic Politics

ACSO: Traffic stop leads to arrest for meth, DUI

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

At 01:05amCT on Friday, December 13, 2019, Sheriff Deputy Joey Keith initiated a traffic stop on a 2019 silver Jeep 4 miles north of Columbia.

As a result of roadside investigation, Justin Antle, 34, of Russell Springs, was arrested and charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.


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2019-12-13 11:17:36 | Comments | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC Men's basketball travels to St. Louis on Saturday

By Grace Blomstedt

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team travels to St. Louis to play against Missouri Baptist on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 3pmCT at the Petty Sports and Recreation Complex, Dink Marler Ln, Creve Coeur, MO.

The Blue Raiders (10-3, 1-0 MSC) hit the road after defeating rival Campbellsville 77-63 on Dec. 7 at Biggers Sports Center. Lindsey Wilson shot 40 percent from beyond the arc, in contrast to Campbellsville's 28.6 percent. The Blue Raiders also outrebounded the Tigers 43 to 27.


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2019-12-13 11:15:08 | Comments | See topic Sports

Biodiversity


2019-12-13 - Jefferson Co., KY - Photo by Pen.
A variity of shells along the shores of Floyd's Fork in Beckley Creek Park.


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ACSO: Adair man arrested after search of residence

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

At 12:41amCT on Friday, December 13, 2019, Sheriff's Deputy Chandler Staten and Trooper Jacob Harper conducted a search of a residence on KY 61 North around the 4000 block, occupied by 39 year old Brandon Blair.

Located and seized in residence were marijuana, baggies, scales, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.


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2019-12-13 11:13:11 | Comments | See topic Police and Fire Reports

What's Cooking in Columbia Today
Click restaurant names for hours, directions, and prices. Print What's Cooking

Betty's Country Cooking
MENU | 2339 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY (MAP) Phone 270-384-5664 | Non-smoking. Breakfast served anytime. Credit Cards accepted. Hours: Sunday 8:00amCT til 3:00pmCT, Monday through Saturday 5:00amCT til 9:00pmCT
On the hot bar at Betty's today, Sunday, December 15, 2019:
Catfish, Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes, Marinated Grilled Chicken, Smoked Sausage with Kraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, stir fried veggies, breaded corn nuggets, and hush puppies.


Fiesta Mexico of Columbia
819 Jamestown St., Columbia KY. 270-384-6004. Hrs.: 10:30amCT daily; Sun, 11amCT
Authentic Mexican Restaurant
SUNDAY SPECIAL: BURRITO CALIFORNIA Choice of Large Burrito stuffed with Beef or Chicken, Beans Rice Lettuce Sour Cream and Topped with Cheese Dip. $7.99

Appetizers & Salads, Combination Dinners, Vegetarian Combinations, Especial of the House Grill, Especial Seafood, Especial Steak, A La Carte Orders, Side Orders, Kids Menu, Desserts and Beverages.

Special: Pina Loca Grilled chicken, steak, or both, with chunks of pineapple, grilled onions and cheese on top. Served with beans, rice, and Mexican salad on the side, for $10.99.

--Roy Ayala



38 Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 15
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Linda Smith (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Annabelle Jane Robertson (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Autumn Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corine Bell (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isabelle Mullins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James (Bo) Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josie Darian Clements (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Dunnington | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shanna Carney (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trenton Upchurch (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Johnson, Casey County, KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Roger Leonard, Russell Springs, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack Odell Vrocher, Sr., Edmonton, KY (1953-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell Ray Stephens, Edmonton, KY (1966-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Madge Hatter, 72, Casey Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Marie Johnson , Columbia, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henrietta Lyons, Columbia, KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Allen Hartman , Russell Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Sue Cravens Embree, Greenwood, IN (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roscoe Sayers, Casey Co., KY native (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Remington Kyle Murrell (Dec., 15, 2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brad Conover, Adair County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Jacob Lawrence, Casey Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Mignault, Adair County, KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard L. Wilson, Edmonton, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Vaught, 87, Casey County, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Compton, 82, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma L. Bell, 89, Russell County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Lewis Phillips Clark, Green Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. George Frank Hagan, Taylor Co. KY/Monroe Co, KY native (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Faye Brown, Metcalfe Co., KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nona Faye Beard, 77, Taylor County, KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buck Lemons, 55, Casey County, KY (1962-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosie Parnell (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Anna Compton Shively, Green Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
View all birthdays and anniversaries for this month and next month on our Celebrations Page. Submit your birthday or anniversary using our Contact Form.

 


























 
 
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