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Agenda for Monday October 3 City Council Meeting

From Woody Sharpe

The Columbia City Council will meet in regular session at 6pmCT on Monday, October 3, 2022 in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The public is welcome at the council meeting.

Meeting Agenda:


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2022-09-30 17:14:08 | Comments | See topic Local Government


Dena adopts Scooby and makes it a happy day


2022-09-30 - Adair County, KY - Photo from GRAS.
Tammy Campbell, Director at Green River Animal Shelter, writes, "Everyone wish this boy the best cause he deserves it, the longest resident in the shelter, has found his forever home! It's a happy day for Scooby Doo who has been here 5 years and today he found a real home where he is going to be a house dog!"


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Sgt. Burton graduates from the Academy of Police Supervision

From Officer Adam Cravens, PIO, Columbia Police Department
and Michael A. Moore, DOCJT

On September 30, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced that 24 law enforcement officers from agencies across the commonwealth graduated the Academy of Police Supervision (APS) Class 92. APS, also called the sergeant's academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency's promotion list to become sergeants.

Among the graduates is Sgt. Evan Burton with the Columbia Police Department.

APS was launched in 2003 as one of DOCJT's illustrious leadership courses aimed at developing and shaping future and current leaders in law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth. The training program is a deep dive into how to positively influence groups of people, as well as how to apply situational leadership, demonstrate an understanding of constitutional and administrative law, emotional and social intelligence, ethical decision making, problem solving, emotional survival, and public speaking.


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2022-09-30 14:12:57 | Comments

Current Local Conditions
Adair: 50 F
Casey: 50 · Cumberland: 47 · Green: 50
Metcalfe: 46 · Russell: 49 · Taylor: 50
Updated at 6:30am Saturday, October 1, 2022
  High/Low: 52 F / 49 F
SLP: 1013
Wind: N at 4
Dewpoint: 43 F
Relative Humidity: 77.37%
Precipitation: 0 in. today

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


October is National Pedestrian Safety Month

From Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear, whose Better Kentucky Plan includes an emphasis on highway safety, announced that October is National Pedestrian Safety Month.

"We're asking every driver to watch for pedestrians as you would if it was one of your friends or family members, and we're asking every pedestrian to be fully aware of your surroundings," said Gov. Beshear. "In any crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian is far more likely to be killed or injured. Practical habits, especially putting your phone down while driving or walking, can save dozens of Kentuckians' lives every year."


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2022-09-30 14:05:02 | Comments



Giles Festival is Saturday, October 1

The Annual Giles Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Events are scheduled to begin at 9amCT at the Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Cabin at 380 Spout Springs Road, Knifley, KY.

Note: if you have more information about this year's festival, please let us know using our Contact Form.


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2022-09-30 14:02:42 | Comments


Events scheduled for today, October 1, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. | Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTACHS Volleyball at Halloween Smash in Lexington (V), time TBA (ID:63625 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Farmers Market on the Square
8amCT-1pmCT at the corner of Campbellsville Street and Merchant Street (ID:63768 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
40th Annual Pumpkin Festival in Edmonton (ID:63860 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
9:00amCTRibbon cutting ceremony for Green River Lake State Park's Annual Corn Maze (ID:63884 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Giles Festival at Spout Springs (ID:63890 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
4:00pmCTBAVFD Chili Supper/Gospel Singing & Auction (ID:63763 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Pickett's Chapel Fish Fry and Auction (ID:63872 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Contact Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Blowing Bubbles


2022-09-30 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis Woodworking.
This photo by local photographer Robert Ellis has been selected for publication in Kentucky Living's 2023 Photo Contest Calendar.

Robert writes, "Every year when the water lilies bloom, I'm usually mowing the lawn and make a mental note to grab the camera when I'm done and attempt to get a decent photo of them... in their glory. This pic I was rewarded with one of the goldfish making a debut and staying afloat at the surface long enough to get this shot. The blowing bubbles by the fish was an added bonus."

Calendars are available for $9.95, which includes shipping and handling, from www.kentuckyliving.com.


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Singing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church

From Linda Walker

7, 8, 9, 10 The Feese Family will sing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church at 10:30amCT on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Sunday School begins at 9:30amCT. The congregation invites everyone to attend.

Harrods Fork Baptist Church is located at 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY.


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2022-09-30 10:21:53 | Comments | See topic Church News

Beulah Chapel BIC Church Homecoming

From Kim Goodin

Beulah Chapel BIC Church will have Homecoming on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The Blakey's will be singing at 10amCT. Lunch will follow the singing around 11amCT. Everyone is welcome!

Beulah Chapel is located at 4262 Liberty Rd., Columbia, KY.


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2022-09-30 10:14:07 | Comments | See topic Church News

Genealogy and History Research Center: Collections Part 17


Mike Watson talks about the events happening during the month of October at the Genealogy and History Research Center.

See also:


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2022-09-30 10:12:50 | Comments

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Terry and Rita Hadley


1972-09-30 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Audrey.
The family of Terry and Rita Hadley want to be sure everyone wishes them a Happy Anniversary on September 30, 2022, as they'll be celebrating a very special 50 years!


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Nearly 10K Kentuckians join voter rolls ahead of Nov election

From Michon Lindstrom

Frankfort, KY - Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that, following two years of flatlined voter registration, Kentucky is seeing a surge, with 9,631 new voters joining the rolls in August.

"Voter registration is back," Adams said. "With COVID increasingly in the rearview mirror, political parties and civic organizations are able to promote voter registration, and we're doing our part as well."


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2022-09-30 10:10:16 | Comments | See topic Politics

Photo by Robert Ellis selected for 2023 Kentucky Living Calendar

Local photographer Robert Ellis' photo "Blowing Bubbles," which he captured outside his Adair County home, has been selected for publication in Kentucky Living's 2023 Photo Contest Calendar. This year's Kentucky Living photo contest had over 2,800 submissions.

This news continues a well-deserved run of statewide exposure for Robert's work. Another photo of his was featured in the 2021 Kentucky Living Calendar (Miss August: Kentucky Living 2021 Calendar).

In addition, one of his photos was featured by Kentucky Living magazine with an article by Kentucky Electric Cooperatives President and CEO Chris Perry. Perry said of that Ellis photo, A Brighter Day, "Of the 2,460 submissions in Kentucky Living's 2021 Photo Contest, this one by Taylor RECC consumer-member Robert Ellis captures my sentiments this year."

You can purchase a copy of the Kentucky Living 2023 Calendar for just $9.95, which includes shipping and handling, from www.kentuckyliving.com. The 2023 calendars will ship in December, and Robert says that "Blowing Bubbles" will be displayed for the month of June, 2023.


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2022-09-30 07:57:29 | Comments

7-County Area Courts for Fri 30 Sep 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, September 30, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 23 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 65 events Circuit Court. 9 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


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2022-09-30 07:22:58 | Comments

Halloween on Melson Ridge

Steve & Karen Kafka have been photographing some of the excellent Halloween decorations popping up on Melson Ridge (Hwy 900) for 2022. Click the title to see all the photos.

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2022-09-29 19:29:03 | Comments

Sunset at Dale Hollow


2022-09-30 - Cumberland Co., KY - Photo by Evan Waggener.
The sun setting on Dale Hollow Lake on Thursday, September 29, 2022.


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Letter: ARPA Funds

By James Roberts

I think that this government handout money could have been used more wisely than to paint and remodel buildings that are owned by individuals that can afford to do it without any outside help. Not only that but most of these buildings are sitting vacant or have been vacant for years.

Why paint or remodel something if it's just going to continue to sit vacant? There should have been a stipulation in the deal that the owner(s) would have a set amount of time to open it up for some type of business to be able to get the repairs done free. The way it stands now is that the city has spent all this money and the owner(s) could possibly sell the property and not be liable for any money for repairs. You can literally go to any other town that has a downtown or square and not only are the buildings vibrant but, are being occupied by a business that WILL attract customers/tourists. Being empty does not do that.

The honor and dignity of this excess money would have been better spent for individual home repairs for people who cannot afford it themselves rather than the fortunate to prosper even more! Just the way I see it.


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2022-09-29 19:26:52 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Time for 2022 Small Business Tax Credit is running out

From Crystal Staley/Brandon Mattingly

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentucky's small businesses investing in our communities and creating jobs to apply for a tax credit of up to $25,000.

To receive the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit, qualifying small businesses should apply now to ensure their best chance of approval in time for this year's tax filings. Tax credits are available to eligible companies that added at least one new full-time employee and invested $5,000 or more in qualifying equipment or technology within the past 24 months.

"We want to make sure our small business owners know that this program is available, and we remind them that it is time to apply," Gov. Beshear said. "This program encourages our small businesses to grow even more, which benefits their community and our great state."


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2022-09-29 19:14:13 | Comments

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 1
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Becky Sharpe (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dallas and Joyce Eaton, (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jamie and Gale Cowan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmy and Sandra Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clint Barnett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Easton Christopher Downs (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haylee Case Harmon (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Hutcheson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Johnson (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenny LaBarge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Brockman (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lucas Skoczylas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Malissa McCarol | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mariah Johnson (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ophillia McDonald (1910) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Renita VanArsdale (October 1, 2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roxane Roberts (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley C. Holt (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Janes (1990) | (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.

Soccer: LWC Men score 4 goals in 2nd half vs Thomas More

The Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team used four second half goals to propel themselves past Thomas more and pick up their first conference win of the 2022 season on Wednesday at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.

After back-to-back losses to begin conference play, the Blue Raiders got the edge they needed to capture their first conference win, 4-1. LWC tied their most goals scored this season with four, and captured their first win since September 12th.


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2022-09-29 13:45:19 | Comments | See topic Sports

Soccer: LWC Women down Thomas More

The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team picked up a 2-0 win in a battle against Thomas More on Wednesday for the Blue Raider faithful's first taste of Mid-South Conference action.

The Blue Raiders pick up their second straight win in conference play after not registering a win during their grueling non-conference schedule.


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2022-09-29 13:42:50 | Comments | See topic Sports

GRAS sends thanks to LWC Cheer Team


2022-09-30 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Tammy Campbell, Director at Green River Animal Shelter.
Tammy Campbell, Director at Green River Animal Shelter says "Thank you to all the great kids on the LWC Cheer Team that came and helped out at the Green River Animal Shelter for Malvina Farkle Day. Awesome Group of kids!"


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Reminder to register your SquareCrows

From Ellen Zornes, Executive Director
Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce

Our beloved SquareCrows will be all around the Square and beyond very soon! If you have not registered your SquareCrow and been given your SquareSpot, please email us at coladair@duo-county.com and we'll take care of it. Thanks and can't wait to see 'em!


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2022-09-29 13:39:14 | Comments

Benefit concert to feature All 4 Him and Crossroads Quartet

Update, 9/30/2022: Due to a scheduling conflict, the Wiley Hudson Benefit has been moved to Fairview Baptist Church, East Highway 80, Russell Springs, KY.

From Daniel Wilson

All 4 Him and The Crossroads Quartet will be performing a benefit concert at 6pmCT on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Bernard Ridge Church of God, 170 Stephens Ridge Road, Russell Springs, KY.

A love offering will be taken at the singing to benefit the Wiley Hudson family. The Hudson family lost their home in the eastern Kentucky flooding.


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2022-09-29 13:29:56 | Comments | See topic Church News

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

Betty's Country Cooking
MENU 2339 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY - Phone 270-384-5664. Bettys is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:30amCT to 8pmCT, and on Sunday from 8amCT to 3pmCT. Breakfast served anytime. Credit Cards accepted. Non-smoking.
On the hot bar today, Saturday, October 1, 2022:
Catfish, Tenderloin, Chicken and Dumplings, Turkey and Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Macaroni and Cheese, Pinto Beans, Candied Yams, Black Eyed Peas, Key West Blend, Corn Nuggets, Hushpuppies, Rolls, Corn Bread, Cranberry Salad

Come In, Grab A Plate, & Enjoy!


Black Stallion Steakhouse
202 Will Walker Rd., Columbia, KY. 270-380-1800. Open seven days a week 11am to 10pmCT.
Nonsmoking. Credit cards accepted. Private rooms available. Full Bar Seating, Beer & Wine, 7-days a week

Updated hours: Black Stallion will be open today from 11amCT to 9pmCT!

Steaks & Ribs, Seafood, Chicken, Combinations and Vegetarian Platters, Sides, Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, Wraps, Burgers

Click here to read our menu (PDF)



Fiesta Mexico of Columbia
819 Jamestown St., Columbia KY. 270-384-6004. Hrs.: 10:30amCT daily; Sun, 11amCT
Authentic Mexican Restaurant
SATURDAY SPECIAL: BURRITO FIESTA - Large flour tortilla field with seasoned ground beef or tender chunks of chicken, with Mexican rice and beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. $7.25

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: Pollo Fiesta A whole chicken breast filled with bacon and cheese, and covered with cheese dip. Comes with rice, beans, salad and tortillas.

We're open for distanced inside dining, and your call in orders are welcome!
--Roy Ayala


Highway 206 Foodmart
Located at 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Open 5:30-7pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays. Phone 270-380-1039
Owner Paul Patel invites everyone to stop in for food, fuel, cigarettes, beer, alcohol and more!

Daily specials include: Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast, Pinto Beans and Cornbread, Catfish every Friday, Pizza, Cheeseburger Basket, Chicken Strip Basket.

Valero Gasoline: With your credit card you can pay at the pump and get gas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!



P&Z hearing set for property on Parkway Manor Lane

From Tiffany Collins
City of Columbia

Please be advised the City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing at 6pmCT on Thursday, October 13, 2022, in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the following:
Request for zone change from R3 (Medum Density Residential) to C2 (Highway Oriented Commercial) for a lot located at 125 Parkway Manor Lane (Map # 000-01-06-005-.09). The purpose is to build storage units. Property owned by Perry Dunbar.

The hearing is open to the public.


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2022-09-29 13:24:58 | Comments | See topic Local Government

KY 80 in Adair Co. to be reduced to 1 lane beginning Monday

From Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that beginning Monday, October 3, 2022, KY 80 in Adair County will be reduced to one lane as crews perform bridge maintenance.

Work will be performed at mile point 3 on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway overpass between D Reliford Road and KY 768. Temporary traffic signals will be in place on the east and west bound approaches for the lane closures.


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2022-09-29 13:20:26 | Comments

Halloween on Melson Ridge, 3 of 3


2022-09-29 - Adair Co., KY - Photo from Steve & Karen Kafka.
A haunted graveyard with lights and skeletons on Melson Ridge for Halloween 2022.


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Letter: Baseball team at Recycling Center

Kerry Robertson writes:
Thanks to the Baseball Team for their hard work. And thanks to Prof. Burwash for spearheading this project.
Comments re: LWC Baseball Team volunteers at Adair Co. Recycling Center


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2022-09-29 13:18:34 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Remembrances for October 1
In Memory Birthday, Anna J. Estes Perkins, Green County, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James S. Netherland, Taylor County, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary David Sullivan, Cussell County, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Bennett, Columbia, KY (1946-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. William James Smith, Cumberland Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Brockman Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Wayne Willis, Adair County, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Odene Pyles, Adair Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Norris Scott, Cumberland Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roxie Stone, 87, Green County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley A. Murphy, Adair County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Steven James Hash, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Linwood Childers, Taylor County, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Sutton, Russell Co., KY, (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard Dean Finch, 53, Russell Co., KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Russell, 84, Liberty, Casey Co., KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Coffey Holt, Adair Co., KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Reynolds, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra K. (Sandy) Sprowles, 65, Taylor Co., KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Reid Shirley, Green County, KY (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gleda Bartley Hall, Cumberland County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Todd Holland, Green Co., KY (1967-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Treva R. Curtsinger, 87, Columbia, KY native (1933-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

 






























 
 
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