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Daniel Trabue speaks to Columbia Chamber of Commerce

By Linda Waggener

Richard Phelps received a standing ovation for his portrayal of Daniel Trabue, one of the founding fathers of Columbia KY, at the March chamber of commerce luncheon.

On March 30, 1760, Daniel Trabue was born in Chesterfield, Virginia after his family came to this country - French Heugonots fleeing at a time of great persecution - he heard great things about Kentucky from an older brother and determined to make the journey when he grew up.

Phelps, speaking as Daniel Trabue, tells his story:

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2019-03-18 21:03:48 | Comments | Printable version

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Missing: Benny the Dog

2019-03-18 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Dana Harmon.
Benny is missing from Dale Morrison Rd just off Hwy 55 S in the Glens Fork area. He was last seen around noon today at home. Please call 270-634-0215 if you have seen him. We are offering a reward.- Dana Harmon

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Southern Heirs at Beech Grove SBC on Sun 24 Mar

The Southern Heirs will be singing at Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church, 2700 Hwy 900, Columbia, KY, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 10amCT. Everyone is welcome. --Charles Shepherd

2019-03-18 20:27:58 | Comments | Printable version

Virginia Anna Gearlds, 82, Burkesville, KY (1936-2019)

Virginia Anna Gearlds, age 82 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in Burkesville Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 4pmCT until 9pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

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2019-03-18 20:20:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Comments on Spoofing Bill

Patricia Mullins writes:
I am wondering if this will work as well as the "Kentucky No Call List"? --Patricia
Comments re article 102949 Spoofing bill awaits Governors signature

2019-03-18 18:53:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Co. Grand Jury returns indictments Tue 12 Mar 2019

Indictments brought against 10 individuals from Columbia, Hazard, Munfordville, Knifley, and Austin, KY, onf charges including criminal abuse, possession, assault, theft, custodial interference, and reckless driving.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The Adair County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Columbia, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, 12 March 2019:

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2019-03-18 14:56:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Sharon Ann Richards, 80, Russell County, KY (1939-2019)

She was a homemaker and a member of Welfare Baptist Church.

Sharon Ann Richards, 80, of Jamestown, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital.

Funeral service for Sharon Ann Richards will be 1pmCT Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Visitation 10-1 Tuesday. Interment in the Lawless Cemetery.

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2019-03-18 14:30:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Spoofing bill awaits Governor's signature

By Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky lawmakers hope a bill they approved Wednesday will stop the annoying telemarketing practice of "spoofing," which makes calls appear as though they're coming from a local phone number.

House Bill 84, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Bratcher, R-Louisville, requires that telephone solicitors either list their true phone number or leave it as unknown. It now awaits a signature or veto by Gov. Matt Bevin.


2019-03-18 13:45:20 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water Advisory for Tutt St., Bomar Heights areas

From Ashley Lackey

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers on Tutt Street, Bomar Heights and all side roads in between Willis Street and Loy Street.

Date Issued 03/18/2019
Time Issued 1:15pmCT

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak.

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

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2019-03-18 13:41:03 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Missing Juvenile from Casey County

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Liberty, KY - Kentucky State Police are seeking assistance from the public in attempting to locate 17-year-old Hayley Brown, of Liberty, KY. Hayley is a 5' 06 " 165 pound, white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen on Murphy Wolford Rd on February 26th, 2019 at approximately 8:30pmET.

If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Billy Begley is investigating.

2019-03-18 13:39:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

FFA Lake Cumberland Regional Day

By Rebecca Heuser, Jr. Reporter

On Wednesday, March 13th 2019, members of Adair County High School and Middle School FFA traveled to Lindsey Wilson College to compete in the Lake Cumberland Regional Speaking Contests.

It was a busy day, with FFA members around the Region competing in multiple contests. Adair County came away with more superior ratings and first place finishes than any other county in the region. Our parliamentary procedure team received a superior rating as well.

It was also the first year for Adair Middle School FFA to compete at this competition.

2019-03-18 13:32:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

L. Hancock Road closed for bridge work through 21 Mar 2019

The L. Hancock Road in Adair County is closed to through traffic Monday, March 18, 2019 through Thursday March 21, 2019 while repair work and concrete is being poured at the bridge. Please use an alternate route during this time.

If anyone has any questions, please call Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan’s Office at 270-384-4703.

2019-03-18 09:29:08 | Comments | Printable version

ONE TANK DAY TRIPPERS - find Forest Giants

By Tiffany Kessler

Our little family of three loves to take "One Tank Day Trips".

The Commonwealth is chocked full of amazing locations, some already popular and others well off the beaten path.

Most of the time we end up on a spontaneous drive to an accidental destination but, regardless of the route, there are a few guidelines: 1) It has to be fun/interesting; 2) Like most folks we're on a budget, so typically we look for inexpensive spots; 3) If we're going to travel, we pack the day with all we can find; and finally 4) BONUS POINTS for anyplace super unusual and/or educational.

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2019-03-18 07:56:46 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: More on feeding birds. And squirrels

Bill Parson writes:
Short answer to the bird feeding question. YES? They love them, I buy the meal worm cake at Lowe's, they also have a cage feeder that holds the cake. The ONLY problem I see with meal worms is the SQUIRRELS love them too. I have 4 squirrels and they stayed full of the birds meal worms until I found a way to keep them off the cage. I have 16 different species of birds and the only one I have NOT seen on the meal worms is the Mourning Dove.

In looking at your picture (hard to tell) but I see two male Cardinals, one female Cardinal, what appears to be the back of a BlueJay, and the two smaller birds on the feeder appear to be Pine Siskens. Pine Siskens are marked somewhat like Goldfinches, but instead of a very bright Yellow plumage, theirs is a drab olive green. Their wings have the black stripping like the Goldfinch. --Bill
Comments re article 102933 Letter Bird feeding question

2019-03-18 06:05:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today - MONDAY with CM - 18 Mar 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 18, 2019:
When a granted wish
is all that you had hoped for,
you have been blessed twice.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 18 March 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2743

2019-03-18 06:04:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Letter: Is politics all about perspective?

Robert L Johnson writes:
If you enjoy sports, I'll venture to guess that you enjoy watching UK or Louisville basketball. Both coaches are state employees and earn 9 million and 4 million respectively. Do you share the same indignation for their extreme salaries, or is it just reserved for "friends" of the sitting governor? I guess politics is all about one's perspective. --Robert
Comments re article 102932 Letter Sounds like politics these days

2019-03-18 06:04:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC Softball sweeps Reinhardt Sunday afternoon

By Benjamin Riegger

Waleska, GA - The Lindsey Wilson softball team swept Reinhardt (GA) on Sunday afternoon to complete their weekend road series in Georgia.

The Blue Raiders (15-1) defeated Reinhardt 1-0 and 8-2 four the doubleheader. Lindsey Wilson outhit the Eagles by a combined 17-to-7. Callum Pilgrim led offensively going 3-of-8 with five RBI's and two home runs.

Lindsey Wilson softball is back in action on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 against Bryan (TN) at 3pmCT at The Bryan College Softball Field, 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton TN.

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2019-03-18 06:01:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: On feeding birds

Larry Clark writes:
I used to have to buy separate bags of mealworms, and mix them in other songbird food. Walmart now has a nice mix with mealworms.

The Carolina wrens have raised their young around here for years, sometimes in the odest places. Like one time in a nail box, another time in a broken flowerpot. They are a resourceful little bird looking for bugs under tree bark or around the edge of the roof, sometimes turning upside down. I have seem them climb up the guide wires on the transmission lines with no trouble at all. They fuss saying, what some folks say sounds like "cheater, cheater, cheater." I love them. --Larry
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2019-03-18 05:53:08 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny and mild, high 51F

It's currently 30F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today should bring sunny skies and mild temperatures, with a high near 51F. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

It will remain mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low around 29F. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday will be sunny again, with a high near 53F and light east wind.

Tuesday night should be partly cloudy, with a low around 32F, and calm wind.

2019-03-18 05:50:54 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 18 Mar 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, March 18, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 55 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: No events Circuit Court. 63 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 159 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 118 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-03-18 05:48:32 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 18
Happy Anniversary, Randolph & Ruth Ann Lewis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Ray England (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Byron Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Destiny Jade Burton (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Minton (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanie Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, June Shanklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kantlee Joriah Destynei Grace Harvey (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lacey Sexton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Rotch (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick Palumbo (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Lee Walker (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Thorpe, grandmother of Victoria Thorpe Luttrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Summer Brooke Whittington (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trinity Jade Hancock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Hovious (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitney Stearns | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry L. Russell, 42, Russell Springs, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Eva Franklin Shirley Gilpin, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Newcomb, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet R. Thomas, Casey County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Bennett, Casey Co., KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton (Cliff) Holt, Casey Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Mae Young, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.C. Simpson, Adair Co., KY native (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melinda Bernard, 43, Russell Co., KY (1971-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Carol Huff Ballard, 69, Metcalfe Co. KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Altman, Green Co., KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ian Christopher Davis, 13, Liberty, KY (2001-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tae In Wheeler, Middleburg, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Travis Adams, 81, Columbia, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garland Hayes, 86, Green County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Richerson Hardesty, Taylor County, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Gordon Evans, 56, Green County, KY (1961-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Clayton Baker, 55, Adair County, KY (1963-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTStudent art exhibit at Taylor Public Library | (ID:57031, Comment)
Pence-Chowning Art Gallery showing Shelby White's artwork today through March 29, 2019 | (ID:57206, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library Cane Valley/Knifley Bookmobile Run | (ID:57067, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair County Public Library Lap Sit Reading Birth-3 Years | (ID:57083, Comment)
Services for Judy Pickerell, 65, of Columbia, KY (1954-2019) | (ID:57205, Comment)
Service for Geneva Maxine Milby, 84, Green County, KY | (ID:57210, Comment)
3:00pmCTParent/Teacher Conferences at Adair County Middle School | (ID:57117, Comment)
Parent/Teacher Conferences at Adair County High School | (ID:57118, Comment)
4:00pmCTACHS site-base meeting | (ID:57183, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church | (ID:57175, Comment)


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