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Today's ice coating of limbs and wires feels like an ice storm

By Linda Waggener

While enjoying some soup around noon I was interrupted by a tremendous thud. The soup forgotten, I checked inside the house to see who or what might have fallen, then looked out the windows and saw the problem.

A huge limb lay on the ground at the Arnold Waggener property line. It was a casualty of the weight of today's ice coating the trees and ground coupled with its age. When I came here, the neighbors said we'd get along just fine so long as I didn't bother the glorious Elm line tree. I promised and have never touched it. I'm sorry Mother Nature broke its limb in today's ice storm.


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2018-12-09 12:55:21 | Comments


Birds of Kentucky: Great Blue Heron


2018-12-09 - Shelbyville, KY - Photo by Pen.
A heron hunched against the brisk wind on the shores of Lake Shelby.


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Kentucky Color: I JUST ASK THAT YOU REMEMBER

By Billy Joe Fudge
I heard a tree standing by Burkesville Road
At the corner of Bomar Heights.
I've been hearing him softly speaking
Most each day and many many nights.
Sometimes he speaks to my heart
And sometimes he speaks to my mind.
He often is bold and forceful
But he is always friendly and kind.
Given the hard times and abuse
Which have been thrown his way,
It's really hard to believe that
He still survives until today.
He talked to me recently about
When he was born and his life.
He said, "B J, if I can call you that,
I was born amongst trouble and strife,
For it was the Depression you see.
There was a weakly ol' fence
That cornered near my feet
And since it was the only defense
Against the road and the street;
They wrapped that wire around me
Which nearly choked me for a while,
But I'm a really tough ol' tree."
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2018-12-09 12:25:35 | Comments | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 32 F
Casey: 32 · Cumberland: 36 · Green: 32
Metcalfe: 32 · Russell: 33 · Taylor: 32
Updated at 12:00am Monday, December 10, 2018

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

Where can Santa be visited this week?

Jamie Rutty writes, "I was wondering where we can take kids to see Santa this week?"
Jamie, we don't have a schedule, but Santa is making appearances at all the parades. He was in Edmonton yesterday and is scheduled to be in the Columbia Christmas parade this coming Saturday. We're posting your questions in case readers have information to share about Santa's whereabouts!


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2018-12-09 12:25:26 | Comments


David Joseph Clark, 91, Green County, KY family

David and Ollye enjoyed all family times in Greensburg for Holidays, Graduations, and vacations. They drove to Greensburg, KY like it was just around the corner for family unity. Charles "Horten" and Leora Davenport was his substitute father and mother. They took them on summer vacations and when they became ill, Dave helped take care of them as if they were his own. Christmas was a big time for David, Ollye and their children spending it in Greensburg, KY. Being on the farm meant a lot to the whole family.

David Joseph Clark, 91 passed away Friday Dec. 7, 2018.

Visitation 2-8pmET Wednesday and Funeral Service 11amET Thursday December 13, 2018 at the Nunnelley Funeral Home, 4327 Taylor Blvd., Louisville, KY with burial to follow in the Davenport Cemetery in Green County.


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2018-12-09 11:55:13 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Events scheduled for today, December 10, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
10:00amCTAdair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee meeting (ID:56320 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
NoonCTService for Greg Smith, 56, native of Adair County, KY (1962-2018) (ID:56353 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTServices for Hunter Wayne Hedgespeth, 3, Columbia, KY (2015-2018) (ID:56348 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:00pmCTNO DECEMBER WRITERS' MEETING TONIGHT - Writers' Meeting are usually - Second Monday Nights, at Columbia Martial Arts Center, 207 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Anyone who writes is welcome to attend. Contact Darlene Campbell at 270-805-7076. - Joyce M. Coomer SCHEDULE through 2018 (ID:54274 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Adair County Primary Center SBDM regular meeting (ID:56240 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Christmas Program by LWC Band The performance is free and open to the public. (ID:56329 | 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.

Bob Seger in Louisville


2018-12-09 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Larry J. Smith, General Manager, The Big Dawg, FM 99.9 radio.
Larry writes, "Classic rocker Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band delivered Christmas early this year with a live concert at the Yum Center in Louisville Saturday night.

It was an amazing performance to sold out show with many locals from Adair, Taylor, Russell and Green Counties in attendance.

Bob Seger is a product of the baby-boomer era and has charted 31 hits and 19 albums including the smash hit song Old Time Rock N Roll. Last night's show was one for the books, it was Seger at his best doing his last tour after 6 decades of making music."


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Comment: sees Tom's Grandfather in the waffle breakfast photo

Re: the waffle, egg and sausage cooked in a waffle iron

By Ralph Waggener


I believe I can see some "Edmonton Pendleton Waggener" in his Grandson Tom Waggener's photo. Inventive ways run in our family and Tomís Waffle, egg and sausage all cooked at the same time on a waffle iron makes me think of Tom's Dad Ed, and our Dad, E.P., always thinking of an easier way to do something. Tom Iím proud to call you my nephew with this talent you have! Keep on with the ideas, I like this very much! - Uncle Ralph Roy


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2018-12-09 09:08:14 | Comments

Bearwallow UMC services cancelled this morning

Pastor Jordan Abell asked us to pass along that morning services at Bearwallow United Methodist Church are cancelled due to the weather.

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2018-12-09 08:59:16 | Comments

JIM: sixty-five years ago in Adair County, KY

By JIM

In early December 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower had been president since January 20, the Korean Conflict had drawn to a weary close scarcely four months earlier, and a gallon of gasoline cost about twenty-nine cents (somewhere around $2.70 in today's money).

Meanwhile, back in The Shire...


News items and ads from 65 years ago

All sorts of items dotted the front page of the Adair County News published 65 years ago today -- December 9, 1953.

The Adair County High basketball team christened the just opened gymnasium by upending Campbellsville High 75-62. Rowe and Shearer combined for well over half of the Indians' points. In the most recent Lindsey Wilson games, Russell County High (in its first year of existence), picked the pockets of Lindsey's "B" team 70-58, but the Blue Raider "A" team quintet took Bethel College to the woodshed with a 101-43 thrashing.


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2018-12-09 06:00:48 | Comments

Kentucky Color: Pike, the Hackberry Tree


2018-12-09 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe has penned an epic poem in honor of one of the stately citizens of Adair County.


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The Christmas Express at Trinity UMC, Sun 9 Dec 2018

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, will be presenting The Christmas Express - a lively musical by the Trinity Children's Choir, on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The train comes in at 6pmCT. Everyone is invited to attend.

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2018-12-08 20:32:28 | Comments

Letter: The Bridges of Jefferson County

George Banks, Jr writes:
I think the bridge to the left is the Abraham Lincoln bridge. The Lewis and Clark bridge is between Prospect, Kentucky and Utica, Indiana. --George
Comments re photo 81869 Scenic Kentucky Between the Bridges

George, you're absolutely corrrect. We've updated the cutline. --Pen


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2018-12-08 20:11:38 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Guilty plea entered by Greensburg Attorney Danny Butler

From Larry Smith, General Manager, The Big Dawg, FM 99.9 radio

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A Campbellsville, KY, man pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers today (Friday, Dec. 7, 2018) to five counts of wire fraud as part of a scheme to obtain money from clients of his legal practice, by means of misappropriating funds, in order to pay personal expenses including gambling losses, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.


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2018-12-08 20:05:56 | Comments

Metcalfe County Christmas Parade 8 Dec 2018 - photo album

Photos of the 2018 Metcalfe County Christmas Parade will be uploaded and linked to this story so readers can check back and see many of the floats and vehicles that braved the weather.

By Linda Waggener

The 35-degree cloudy afternoon didn't stop the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8, 2018.

It lined up at the Blue Gym at Metcalfe County Elementary School and traveled to the Public Square in Edmonton and back to the delight of many on the streets and many more lined up in their warm vehicles. The parade theme was "A Bicentennial Christmas."


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2018-12-08 19:43:40 | Comments

Metcalfe County Christmas Parade 2018: needs no words


2018-12-09 - Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
This entry in the Metcalfe County Christmas Parade Saturday needed no words - because the vehicle is covered in them.


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WKU faculty: Proposed termination letters a breach of trust

By Aaron Mudd, Bowling Green Daily News

Western Kentucky University faculty members are accusing the administration of "egregious" actions that have eroded the trust of the faculty in an issue regarding the employment of all full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty next school year.

On Monday, Provost Terry Ballman announced that those faculty members should expect letters notifying them that they may ultimately not be rehired next school year - an announcement Ballman later walked back in a campuswide email Wednesday. "No letters of notification will be distributed at this time," Ballman wrote in the email.

Read the full article at bgdailynews.com


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2018-12-08 16:48:08 | Comments

More students use e-cigs, officials seek remedy

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader

The national increase in teenagers smoking e-cigarettes is upending Kentucky high schools as well, with disciplinary incidents increasing and adults struggling to address the health concerns.

According to the FDA, the number of U.S. high school students who reported being current e-cigarette users increased 78 percent between 2017 and 2018 to 3.05 million.

Read the full article at kentucky.com


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2018-12-08 16:47:06 | Comments

Ceremony honors long-serving KY poll workers

Secretary Grimes calls for legislation to allow students to pre-register to vote & serve on Election Day

By Bradford Queen

Frankfort, KY - In a ceremony the first of its kind, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and bipartisan former Kentucky secretaries of state on Wednesday gathered to recognize hundreds of the Commonwealth's longest serving poll workers at the State Capitol.

"Our Commonwealth's elections would absolutely not be possible without the dedication of thousands of precinct election officers every Election Day," Grimes said. "Today, we recognize the very tangible service they provide to Kentucky, and I join my predecessors in saying, heartily, 'Thank you!'"

Dozens of Kentuckians were honored at the ceremony for having served more than 25 years as a poll worker, including Elizabeth Neal of Powell County. Neal has served on Election Day since the 1950s.


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2018-12-08 16:43:21 | Comments

New Deer Hunting Regulations Proposed for 2019 Season

New public land deer hunting regulations highlighted the quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday, Dec. 7.

The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations to the Kentucky General Assembly for approval. The Legislature must approve regulation recommendations before they become law.

The commission proposed changes for deer quota hunts on several wildlife management areas (WMAs) and state parks. These changes would become effective for the 2019-2020 deer seasons:


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2018-12-08 16:41:07 | Comments | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Metcalfe County Christmas Parade 2018: Miss Metcalfe County Fair


2018-12-09 - Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Miss Metcalfe County Fair 2018, Ashton Little, was part of Christmas Parade 2018 in Edmonton Saturday.


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Winter weather advisory update

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the area of South Central Kentucky that includes Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, Burkesville, and Albany, from 7pmCT this evening to 11amCT on Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service is now predcting total snow and sleet accumulations of around 1 inch, localized amounts of 2 inches possible. Total ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch.

The best chance for accumulating snow and ice will be from Midnight to 10amCT on Sunday morning, with a transition back to rain or drizzle by late Sunday morning. Expect slick roads and limited visibilities at times overnight, and use caution while driving.


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2018-12-08 15:40:21 | Comments

LWC Men's Basketball beats Carver 82-54

By Christopher Coombs

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team defeated Carver (GA) 82-54 on Saturday afternoon in the final game of the Lindsey Wilson Classic at Biggers Sports Center.

Lindsey Wilson will be back in action on Saturday, December 15, 2018, when they take on Indiana Southeast at 5:30pmCT at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.


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2018-12-08 15:08:41 | Comments | See topic Sports

High 38F, Winter weather advisory from 7pmCT tonight

It should be cloudy today, with a high near 38F and northeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Starting this evening, wet snow is expected in the area, with brief transitions to sleet or freezing rain possible early Sunday morning. Total snow and sleet accumulations of around 1 inch are expected, with localized amounts of 2 inches possible.

The overnight low should be around 30F. The best chance for accumulating snow and sleet will be from Midnight to 8amCT on Sunday. After 9amCT on Sunday, a shift from snow to rain is likely before 11am. Expect a high near 40F. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

The National Weather Service says that there is the possibility that a strong storm system could impact the region by late next week, bringing widespread rain.


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2018-12-08 08:38:25 | Comments

Greg Smith, 56, native of Adair County, KY (1962-2018)

While serving as a mortgage broker, he helped in opening many other mortgage and title companies in the surrounding area. He was involved in many different sporting activities, a drag racing enthusiast, an ultra-competitive card player and an avid golfer & University of Kentucky fan.

Greg Smith, 56, of Campbellsville, died Friday, December 7, 2018 at his home.

Funeral Service will be Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12noonCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson, Bro. Steve Wagers & Bro. Drew Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Russell County. Visitation is after 12noonCT Sunday. Casket Bearers will be Robbie Shaw, Chuck Bohannon, Matt Alvey, Trey Shirley, Jonathan Grider & Zack Charbonneau.


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2018-12-08 06:04:32 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Metcalfe County Christmas Parade 2018: Glasgow Shriners


2018-12-09 - Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The Glasgow Shriner Club took part in the Metcalfe County Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8, 2018.


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KY Youth Assembly awards given to several CHS students

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville High School students brought home several awards from the Kentucky Youth Assembly session recently. The school's Kentucky YMCA Youth Association chapter attended the annual conference on Nov. 18-20 at Crowne Plaza in Louisville and the state capitol in Frankfort.

The Kentucky Youth Assembly is a three-day program in which students serve as part of a model state government.


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2018-12-08 05:59:25 | Comments

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
On the hot bar at Betty's today, Monday, December 10, 2018:
Catfish, Salisbury Steak, Smoked Sausage with kraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, peas and carrots, and breaded corn nuggets.

Winter hours at Betty's
Sunday 8:00amCT til 3:00pmCT, Monday through Saturday 6:00amCT til 8:00pmCT


Adair County Schools
from Dayna Parnell, Ass't Food Service Director, Carol Roy, Director of Food Services, Adair Co. School District. Phone 270-384-2476. December 2018 - Menu (PDF) for ACES & ACPC | December 2018 - Menu (PDF) for ACMS & ACHS | Free Lunches PDF | Adair Co. School 2018-19 Calendar PDF | Adair County School District TRANSPORTATION Directory 2018-2019
ACHS and ACMS Menu for Monday, December 10, 2018:
Breakfast: Sausage & Biscuit
Lunch: Chili Cheese Coney French Fries Baked Beans Jonny Fruit Pop Fruit Options,

ACES and ACPC Menu for December 10, 2018:
Breakfast: Sausage & Biscuit
Lunch: Turkey & Cheese Sub or Chili Cheese Coney French Fries Baked Beans Jonny Fruit Pop Fruit Options


Fiesta Mexico of Columbia
819 Jamestown St., Columbia KY. 270-384-6004. Hrs.: 10:30amCT daily; Sun, 11amCT
Authentic Mexican Restaurant
MONDAY SPECIAL: BTO Deluxe - Two Chicken and Bean Burritos Topped with Lettuce, Tomato and Sour Cream. $6.99

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.

Have you discovered Columbia's best bar & drinks? Fiesta Mexico? . Margaritas Everyday with these specials Mon thru Thu: Small, $1.25!!! Medium, $2.50. Large, $5.25. Pitcher, $16.99, (Margaritas Plus Tax.) Weekdays:Try our Homemade Sangria. Small $2.25. Medium, $3.25. Large. $5.25. (Sangria prices including tax.)

- Roy Ayala



35 Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 10
Happy Anniversary, James and Nancy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Nancy Coffey Cundiff and James Miller Cundiff (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alberta Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexis Tooley (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Chelf-Lane | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Barlow (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Bobby Joe Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claria E. Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Curry (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Alley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Prunice Jeffrey Barnett (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Virginia Faye Powell Warren | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. William D (Billy) Barlow, Metcalfe Co, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth "Kenny" Hord, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Samuel Collins, Sr., Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Exie Wisdom, Green Co. native (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wallace Levon Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Edward Sebastian, Casey Co., KY, (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ken Dotson, Taylor Co., KY (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bernice T. Wilson, Campbellsville, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nella Mae Jackson, 92, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Edwin (Jack) Pike, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barney Groce, 42, Burkesville, KY (1971-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Ripley, Adair County, KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian C. Saucer, 84, Adair County, KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.R. (Slick) Polston, Taylor Co., KY; b. Russell Co., KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Rowe Vaughn, 99, Taylor County, KY (1916-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Dale Woodrum, 60, Casey Co., KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Lynn Rice, 74, Taylor County, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Gibson, Hodgenville, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Ray Pace, Jr., 56, Burkesville, KY (1961-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katrina Lee Arnett Frazier, 55, Tompkinsville, KY (1962-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Smith Norman, 84, Russell County, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Wheat Helm (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
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