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CAUD offices closed Thursday-Friday, November 22-23, 2012

CAUD (Columbia/Adair Utilities District) offices, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY, will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 22-23, 2012 for Thanksgiving. Our office is located at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. - Jennifer Carter

2012-11-20 14:28:53 | Comments | Printable version

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A different sort of Amber alert



2012-11-20 - Flatwoods, KY - Photo by Jaime. Jaime writes, "ATTENTION: Has anyone seen this horse? Our Amber disappeared after being spooked through a fence by gunfire on 11/4 and has not been seen since. She may be injured. She was last seen heading in the direction of Toria Road near Breeding. If found, please call 270-378-0843."
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LWC Men's, Women's Basketball Travel at Campbellsville Tonight

Blue Raider Men have won last two in the rivalry series; on women's side, Campbellsville has a series advantage, 45-16

By Dan White
News from Lindsey Wilson College

The Lindsey Wilson College men's and women's basketball teams face Mid-South Conference neighbor Campbellsville (KY) at 5pmCT/6pmET, and 7pmCT/8pmET, tonight, Tuesday, November 21, 2012 at Powell Athletics Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY.

It's a new year, with a few new faces, but the rivalry remains the same.


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2012-11-20 14:14:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

United Citizens RFL Team will hold bake sale

The Relay for Life Team at United Citizens Bank, 1582 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, will have pre-Thanksgiving bake sale 8:30am-4pmCT, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 with cupcakes, pies, cookies, and cakes - great for Thanksgiving. - Mila Newton

2012-11-20 13:35:14 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Boil Water Advisory lifted-1:15pmCT, Tues., Nov. 20, 2012

(Received at 1:19pmCT; Posted at 1:24pmCT, Tuesday, November 20, 2012) - As of 1:15pmCT on November 20, 2012, the boil water advisory for residents on
Burkesville Street, Hudson Street, Baker Street and Lancaster Drive
has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water. Thank You. - Columbia Adair Utilities District


2012-11-20 13:23:03 | Comments | Printable version

Rick Caldwell doubts state unemployment figures

Doubts CM will post his letter, too, so he's already at least half wrong with his assumptions

Rick Caldwell writes:
It would be nice if the state posted the true unemployment rates. Like the ones still unemployed, but not drawing unemployement pay because it ran out. I'm sure you won't post my comment though. - Rick Caldwell
Comments re article 55960 Area unemployment picture better in 4 counties worse in 3


2012-11-20 12:31:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Rev. James D. Small, Russell County, KY (1946-2012)

He was a native of McHenry, Ohio County, KY. He had been pastor of the Bernard Ridge Church of God in the Eller Community of Russell Springs for 22 years at the time of his death. He leaves four direct living descendants

Rev. James D. Small, age 66, of Stephens Ridge Road, Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, November 19, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY.

Funeral service for Rev. James Small will be at 10amCT, Wednesday, October 21, 2012, at the Bernard Ridge Church of God, Russell Springs, KY, with Rev. Aaron Phillips and Bishop Bruce Rabon officiating. Visitation will start at 3pmCT, Tuesday, at the Church. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Ohio County, KY.


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2012-11-20 12:20:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James A. Gaskin, Russell County, KY (1929-2012)

He was a boiler operator and a member of the Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church

James A. Gaskin, 83, Judy Street, Russell Springs, KY, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at his home.

The funeral service will be at 1pmCT, Friday, November 23, 2012, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Cleveland Johnson the officiating clergy. Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Thursday, November 22, 2012, at the funeral home.


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2012-11-20 11:58:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Douglas Keaton will speak on energy technology at Rotary

Columbia Rotary meets at Lindsey Wilson Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY, at 5:30pmCT, November 26, 2012. The speaker will be Douglas Keaton, Lindsey Wilson instructor of energy technology careers and sustainability. Rotary meets the second and fourth Mondays each month at the college. - George Kolbenschlag

2012-11-20 11:41:34 | Comments | Printable version

Janice Faye Young, 53, Edmonton, KY, (d. Nov. 19, 2012)

She was a former employee of CB Foods in Edmonton, KY. She was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church

Janice Faye Young, age 53 of Edmonton, KY, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 11amCT, Thursday, November 22, 2012, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Ennis Cemetery at Knob Lick, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, and after 9amCT, Thursday at the funeral home.


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2012-11-20 11:31:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Area unemployment picture better in 4 counties, worse in 3

Jobs picture improves in Taylor, Casey, Adair and Green Counties; slightly worse in Metcalfe, Russell, and Casey Counties

For Adair County, the unemployment rate was of 7.7% was better than the state average and only slightly above the national rate of 7.%.

In the 7-county area, the comparison looks like this:
  1. Taylor Co. unemployment, 7.3% October 2012 - Down from 8.3 Yr. Ago
  2. Casey Co. unemployment, 7.5% October 2012 - Down from 8.6% Yr. Ago
  3. Adair Co. unemployment, 7.7% October 2012 - Down from 8.4% Yr. Ago
  4. Green Co. unemployment, 7.9% October 2012 - Down from 8.4% Yr. Ago
  5. Metcalfe Co. unemployment 8.2% October 2012, Up from 7.8% Yr. Ago
  6. Russell Co unemployment, 8.9% October 2012 - Up from 7.8% Yr. Ago
  7. Cumberland Co. unemployment 9.9% October 2012, Up from 9.8% Yr. Ago
The jobs picture is better, overall, in October 2012 over the year before, statewide by a full percentage point, with unemployment declining by one percent in a year to 7.8 per cent.


2012-11-20 10:50:28 | Comments | Printable version

Myrtie K. Kearney, Taylor County, KY (1915-2012)

She was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Bullitt County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the widow of George Kearney. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Okolona Presbyterian Church.


Myrtie Kearney, 97, of Mt. Washington, formerly of Campbellsville, died at 3:15pmET, Saturday, November 17, 2012 in, Mt. Washington, KY.

Funeral services are at 11amET/10amCT, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Peggy French and Rev. Jim Murphy. Burial is in Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.


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2012-11-20 10:23:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Walnut Grove Bridge opening at 11amCT, Wed. Nov. 21, 2012

Road closed at bridge location today, Nov. 20, 2012 until 11amCT tomorrow
By Lisa Greer
News from CJE Ann Melton, Magistrate Sam Baker, and AC Road Dept, Jobe Darnell, Supt

The Walnut Grove Road in the location of the new bridge will be closed for today, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 due to construction by the Adair County Road Department on the bridge. The road will be opened back up Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at around 11amCT.

We would like to invite everyone out tomorrow for the opening of the new bridge on Walnut Grove Road. This is a great location to take some beautiful pictures. Hope everyone can come out.

We are sorry for any inconvenience while construction is completed. Drive safely and have a Happy Thanksgiving. from Judge Executive Ann Melton, Magistrate Sammy Baker, and the Adair County Road Department

- LISA GREER


2012-11-20 07:48:32 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering a good man - Tommy Scott

Lisa Petty Cooper writes:
So sorry to hear about Tommy. He was a good man. He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Tommy Scott - Lisa petty Cooper
Comments re article 55938 Tommy Scott Adair County KY 19612012


2012-11-20 07:09:52 | Comments | Printable version

AC Fiscal Court electrical inspector meeting is Nov. 27, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
Not posted at Taxpayer Expense

The Adair County Fiscal Court Building/Electrical Committee will be meeting in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 3pmCT. Discussion will be the Electrical Inspector Contract and Electrical Inspection rates for Adair County (per requested from Division of Building and Electrical Inspection, Frankfort. The meeting is open to the public. - Lisa Greer, Administrative Assistant, CJE Ann Melton's office


2012-11-20 06:58:06 | Comments | Printable version

Crash in Hardin County closes 1136 Bridge over WK Parkway

From Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

Elizabethtown, KY (November 19, 2012)- A commercial vehicle crashed into the KY 1136 bridge over the Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County on Monday night. The impact caused damage requiring closure of the bridge. The bridge will remain closed through the morning commute as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Crews set up signals on Tuesday to allow alternating one-way traffic to safely travel across the bridge while repairs are made. All lanes of the parkway are open. - Chris Jessie


2012-11-20 06:51:52 | Comments | Printable version

One occupant injured in two car collision near Loretto, KY

Tpr. Kevin Roberts of KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY, investigated accident, assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Department, Rescue and EMS, and Loretto Fire Department. All five occupants belted or in child safety seat. Injured passenger taken to Springview, then airlifted to UL Hospital for non-life threatening injuries

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LEBANON, KY - Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:29pmET at the intersectioin of St. Francis Hwy and Holy Cross Road in the limits of Loretto. 50-year-old Mary Gootee of Springfield, KY was traveling south on St. Francis Hwy, operating a 2003 Dodge Neon. She made a left turn from Holy Cross Rd onto St. Francis Hwy and pulled into the path of a 2005 Ford Escape. The Escape was operated by 35-year-old Elizabeth Thompson of Bardstown. Thompson was wearing a seatbelt and her 1-year-old son Korbin Thompson was in a child safety seat and not injured.

Mary Gootee and a passenger and 57-year-old Harold Gootee were both belted and not injured. A third occupant in the Gootee vehicle, 25-year-old Augusta Gootee, of Springfield, was belted but was transported to Springview Hospital and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with non life threatening injuries.

Tpr. Roberts was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Rescue and EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.


2012-11-20 06:05:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky State Police

Today, TUESDAY with CM, November 20, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 20, 2012:
Simple things matter.
If you aspire to great things,
begin with small ones.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 20 November 2012.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 434, in progress

WEATHER for today from National Weather Service:
Hazardous Weather if any.

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, has issued the following forecast for Columbia, KY. This forecast Updated on Tuesday, 20 Nov 2:35acCT
Today - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind.

Tonight - A chance of sprinkles between 10pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind.

For complete current National Weather Service forecast:
Click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY
The Kentucky Mesonet is The Commonwealth's Official Source for Weather and Climate Data.
Mesonet stations are live in: Adair - Casey - Cumberland - Metcalfe - Taylor


2012-11-20 05:53:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Letter: Proud of Dwan

Trish Zatkoff writes:
Hi... I just wanted to say that I am so proud of Dwan and all he is doing! God has definitely worked a miracle in his life and he is blessing others with his testimony. He said speaking at the youth center was an amazing experience for him... and we hope it touched those kids' lives. If you get a chance to hear him speak, I highly recommend that you go and be blessed. Proud to be Dwan's sister, --Trish Zatkoff
Comments re photo 47581 Dwan Hadley speaks to students at Adair Youth Development Ctr


2012-11-20 05:14:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 20
Happy Anniversary, David and Sherry Holmes (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Marie Stotts (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Austen Richards (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Steinhilber (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby D. Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Hare (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Thomas Parrott (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Polston, Adair Co., KY, native (1955-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Shearer, Russell County (1915-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Spurling, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Jewell Tiller, Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Letha B. Sullivan, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Wright Ford, Green Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Shuffett Edwards, 40, Green County, KY (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2012
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTWalnut Grove Road at bridge today for bridge construction completion
The Walnut Grove Road in the location of the new bridge will be closed for today, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 due to construction by the Adair County Road Department on the bridge. The road will opened back up Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at around 11amCT. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Drive safely and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Judge Executive Ann Melton, Magistrate Sammy Baker, and the Adair County Road Department | (ID:20056, Comment)
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: Twenty-five (25) Cases Circuit Court. Ninety-two (92) cases District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Twenty-two (22) cases District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. One (1) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Four (4) Cases Circuit Court. Four (4) cases District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY No (0) Cases Circuit Court. Five (5) cases District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two hundred forty-four (244) Cases Circuit Court. No (0) cases District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:20054, Comment)
Adair County Bookmobile in the Pellyton, KY area today
The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-374-2472 | (ID:20059, Comment)
8:30amCT United Citizens RFL Team will hold bake sale
The Relay for Life Team at United Citizens Bank, 1582 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, will have pre-Thanksgiving bake sale 8:30am-4pmCT, Wednesday, November 21, 2012with cupcakes, pies, cookies, and cakes - great for Thanksgiving. - Mila Newton | (ID:20070, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry open each Tuesday, 9am-12pmCT
The Adair County Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY is open 9am-12pmCT, each Tuesday, serving families of Adair County, KY who meet certain income criteria, available at the food pantry. Anyone who wishes to donate to donate canned items or make financial gifts may contract Stephanie Long, Director at 270-250-2847. | (ID:19781, Comment)
Services in Liberty, KY, for Lloyd Means, Casey County, KY (1940-2012) | (ID:20048, Comment)
10:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry Open 10am-1pmCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry at 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY will be open each Tuesday, 10am-1pmCT. - Patricia Willis Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry | (ID:19785, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Myrtie K. Kearney, Taylor County, KY (1915-2012) | (ID:20064, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:19737, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Louise Cain, Casey County, KY (1941-2012) | (ID:20038, Comment)
United Citizens RFL Team will hold bake sale
The Relay for Life Team at United Citizens Bank, 1582 Campbellsille Road, Columbia, KY, will have pre-Thanksgiving bake sale 8:30am-4pmCT, Wednesday, November 21, 2012with cupcakes, pies, cookies, and cakes - great for Thanksgiving. - Mila Newton | (ID:20069, Comment)
3:00pmCTKnife Swap at Columbia Masonic Lodge basement
The Adair County Knife Club will be hosting a Knife Swap and Auction, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights of every month in the basement of the Columbia Masonic Lodge, located at the corner of Burkesville and Frazier Streets, Columbia, KY. Doors will open at 3:00pmCT. The auction begins at 5:00pmCT. There is no smoking allowed in the basement, but you may smoke outside. Admission will be $2.00 and concessions will be available. We welcome new members to join us. for More information call Jason Cox, 270-634-1627 or Willard Bryant at 270-634-1657. -JASON COX | (ID:19788, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:19768, Comment)
Adair Band Bingo at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT
Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. | (ID:19831, Comment)
LWC Women's Basketball at Campbellsville University (STORY)
Lindsey Wilson Women's Basketball team will play Campbellsville University at 5pmCT/6pmET, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY. - DAN WHITE
| (ID:20071, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Jaycees meeting, Pavilion, 415 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY
Regular meeting, at 7:00pm CT, of the Columbia-Adair County Jaycees, at 415 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY. The C-AC Jaycees meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesdays here at 7:00pm CT. -GREG THOMAS | (ID:19791, Comment)
LWC Men's Basketball at Campbellsville University (STORY)
Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball team will play Campbellsville University at 7pmCT/8pmET, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY- DAN WHITE | (ID:20072, Comment)

 






















 
 
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