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Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair County, KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017)

He was a member of Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church and a farmer. He was a native of Shawnee, OK, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Vestal & Bertha Hughes Kessinger. His wife, Margaret Harmon Kessinger, survives. He leaves 55 living descendants to carry on his legacy.
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Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:30amET, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2pmCT, at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. B.J. Huff and Bro. Brian Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Kessinger Family Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Thursday at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church.


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2017-04-17 19:25:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair County, KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017)



2017-04-17 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair Co., KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017)


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Terry Gene Buck, Jr., 57, Adair Co., KY/Anderson Co. KY native (1959-2017)

He attended Sparksville Baptist Church and was an auto body repair man for many years. He was a native of Madison Co., IN, and a resident of Adair County, KY at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Terry Gene & Clytia Cleon Rodgers Buck Sr. His wife, Gail Lynn Walker Buck, survives. He leaves five direct and two step living descendants.
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Terry Gene Buck, Jr., age 57, of the Sparksville Community in Adair County, KY, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:40amCT, at his home, after several months illness.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Darrell Landis the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Sparksville Baptist Church Cemetery, 9401 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 8:30amCT, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2017-04-17 17:55:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Creed Lacy, 82, Adair County, KY (1934-2017)

He was saved at Emory Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Hadley's Community Church for several years. He was a US Army Veteran and will be accorded full military honors by Columbia Post 6097, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at committal rites. He drove a school bus for the Adair County School System for 46 years. He was the son of the late Elbert Tom & Glawdon Grider Lacy. His wife, Willa Bledsoe Lacy, survives. He leaves two direct living descendants
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Creed Lacy, 82, of Fairplay, KY, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 6:47pmCT, at TJ Health/ Columbia Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Ralph Hadley and Rev. Elbert Hadley officiating. Burial will be in in McClister Cemetery, 4138 Fairplay Road, Fairplay, KY, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation after 4pmCT, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the funeral home.


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2017-04-17 14:35:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD captures, arrests man after alleged 132mph flight

Following crash, suspect attempted flight on foot, but was caught by Ofc. Drew Conn and was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 26 year-old Columbia man now faces numerous charges
Note: An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual who is arrested is detained in order to answer for an alleged or suspected crime, and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

By Ofc Josh Brockman Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

Columbia Police arrested an Adair County man on several felonies including DUI after pursuit.

The incident occurred on Saturday night April 15, 2017 when CPD Ofc. Drew Conn while on Patrol using moving radar, observed a vehicle traveling west on the parkway, between the old Exit 49 and new Walmart exit, at 132 mph.


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2017-04-17 14:16:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Spring Revival, 2nd Christian Church 19-20-21 Apr 2017

Spring Revival will be held at 2nd Christian Church, 828 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, at 6:30pmCT, Wed-Thu-Fri 19-20-21 Apr 2017. Rev. Kenny Carter Jr. from Hart County will be the speaker. All are welcome to come hear some good preaching - Bill Wheat

2017-04-17 13:18:55 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Grand Jury returns indictments 11 Apr 2017

Indictments against 7 persons from Columbia and Elkhorn, KY. Charges include criminal mischief, assault, burglary, wanton endangerment, forgery, and theft.

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, 11 April 2017:


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2017-04-17 12:44:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair County Primary Center joins fight against child abuse

Students receive blue ribbons from Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy CenterClick on headline for story with photo(s)

By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools

Students at Adair County Primary Center took a stand against child abuse last week by wearing - and hanging - blue ribbons around campus. The display was the result of a joint effort between the Family Resource Center and the Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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2017-04-17 12:41:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

AC Board of Education special called session, 18 Apr 2017

There will be a Special Called Adair County School Board Meeting Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6pmCT, at the Adair County Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with the following agenda:
  1. Call Special Called Board Meeting to Order
  2. Superintendent Search Process
  3. Adjournment
- Becky Bailey, Administrative Assistant, Adair County School System

End of Agenda for Adair County Board of Education special called meeting, Tue 18 Apr 2017


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2017-04-17 12:31:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Audrey Montgomery Paxton, 86, Green County, KY (1930-2017)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. She was a member of a large, respected family. She was the daughter of the late Early Montgomery and Eula Ingram Montgomery and the widow of Joseph Carlton Paxton, her husband of 50 years. She leaves 12 direct and one step living descendants
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Mrs. Audrey Montgomery Paxton, age 86 of Greensburg, KY, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral Service will be at 11amCT, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY with Bro. Wilburn Bonta officiating. Interment will be in Green County Memory Gardens, Summersville, KY. Visitation for family at 3pmCT; for public 4pm until 8pmCT, Monday April 17, 2017, and after 7amCT, Tuesday at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.


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2017-04-17 11:04:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County Middle School SBDM meets Tue 18 Apr 2017

The Adair County Middle School SBDM Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 3:30pmCT, at the school, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. - ALMA RICH, Adari County Middle School Principal.

2017-04-17 10:44:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

On photographing the flowers... the cat

Sharon D Whitehurst writes:
Beautiful cat! A feline demanding attention is not to be thwarted!
- Sharon
Comments re photo 72201 Taking a picture of the flowers no of the cat


2017-04-17 10:35:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Joyce Coomer remembers Helen Mayne

Joyce Coomer writes:
Helen Mayne was a wonderful person. I didn't know Mrs. Mayne long, but the few times we met and talked about writing and things we liked to do were enjoyable. She was a wonderful person and a gifted writer. Joyce M. Coomer
About: Mrs. Helen Rosson Mayne, Slidell, LA/Adair County, KY, native - (d. 12 Apr 2017)


2017-04-17 08:19:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Columbia Baptist Revival and Icy Baptizing, December 1838

The following is a shortened version of an letter, written by former Kentucky Governor Preston H. Leslie, former Confederate Officer, and at the time Territorial Governor of Montana, printed in the Adair County News in February 1898. The letter, written upon the occasion of the death of Dr. W.P. Jones, former Adair Countian, and forwarded to Judge James Garnett, Sr., who allowed the publication...

Edited by Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

"In the Fall of 1838, after I had professed religion and joined the Baptist Church, I met Dr. [W.P.] Jones, then a youth entering manhood, at Columbia, Ky. We were both pupils in a school being taught there, of high grade and considerable local reputation, by a man named Page and a lady named Boardman--he in charge of the boys and young men at the building on the hill there, called the Seminary, and she in charge of the girls and young ladies at a building with convenient arrangements, two or three blocks away; but several of the classes consisted of both male and female and recited together.


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2017-04-17 08:16:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Driver in 26 Mar 2017 car fire officially identified

Police information from TFC William Gregory
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COLUMBIA, KY. (17 Apr 2017) - The occupant and operator has been identified as 38-year-old Richard B. Bennett of Columbia, KY whose remains were found in a burning vehicle after the fire was extinguished.

At the time the operator was unable to be positively identified due to injuries sustained from the fire.

The report from the autopsy procedures now officially confirm the driver's identity as Richard B. Bennett.


2017-04-17 08:04:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

4-year-old juvenile airlifted to UK after being struck by car

Child struck by 1993 Geo Prizm in a private driveway, in Northern Green County, KY, on Easter Sunday. First transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, then airlifed to UK Medical Center, where he is reported to be in stable condition.
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By TFC William R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

GREENSBURG, KY. (17 Apr, 2017) - Tpr. Jonathan Carlock is investigating a collision that occurred Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 5:22pmCT at 1066 Gabe Perkins Road in Green County.


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Russell County, KY injury collision injures three occupants

Russell driver, Adair passenger, both 26, and an infant, airlifted from the scene, between Eli & Lake Cumberland, to UK Medical Center, Lexington, KY. KSP assisted on the scene by Russell County EMS and Eli Fire Department.
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By TFC William R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY. (17 Apr 2017) - Tpr. Zack Scott is investigating a collision that occurred at 4:13pmCT, 14 Apr 2017, on KY 76, near the intersection of V Frank Road.


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2017-04-17 07:29:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

$75/per person Derby Day Breakfast at Waveland 6 May 2017

Breakfast includes a special mimosa from a local winery.
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Commonwealth News Center

LEXINGTON, KY - Waveland State Historic Site, 225 Waveland Museum Ln, Lexington, KY will host its annual Derby Day breakfast starting at 9amCT/10amET Saturday, May 6, 2017, with a special menu for guests.


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Kathy Ellen Spalding, Lebanon, KY (1959-2017)

She was of the Baptist Faith and was a former factory worker for Inoac and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Herbert & Fay Dever Hardin. She leaves 13 direct living descendants.
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Kathy Ellen Spalding, 57, Lebanon, KY, departed this life on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Lebanon at the home of her sister.

The funeral service for Kathy Ellen Spalding will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with burial in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Troy Mattingly will be officiating. Visitation will be after 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday at the funeral home.


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2017-04-17 05:44:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, MONDAY with CM - 17 Apr 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 17, 2017:
Sparkle when you move,
walk as if you owned the earth,
you will own your life.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 17 April 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2043



2017-04-17 04:44:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Missing 14 year old found safe by ACSO

Next earlier item, this story: ACSO seeks help locating missing 14-year-old girl

From Adair County Sheriff's Office, Harrison Moss, Sheriff

After multiple tips were called in to Adair County dispatch by concerned citizens the 14-year-old juvenile was found safe by Adair County Sheriff's office.

Sheriff Harrison Moss would like to thank the public for all there help in locating the missing juvenile.


2017-04-17 04:39:05 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 17
Happy Anniversary, David & Nancy Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jack (Brad) Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Richard Napier | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Richard Napier | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Page (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Eugene Savage lll (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lanette Standridge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsey Williams (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marla Shelley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Lou Feese (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Olivia Huff (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paul Eastridge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Coop | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony George (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristan Evans (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruhel Graham Judd, Greensburg, KY (1921-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nona Bess Curry Bennett, Adair Co., KY (1938-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lillie Catherine Strader Lobb, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Sue Lemmon, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Armstead Hulse, Cumberland Co., KY (1928 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Vaidean Richardson, Russell Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orthella Marie Clark, Green Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Hill, Russell Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Della Mae Luttrell, Casey County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Marie Creason Milby, Green Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah H. Coop, Adair County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Harris, Magnolia, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgie Wilham, Casey County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Athel (Arvis) Bernard, 83, Dunnville, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ruth Akin Johnson, Green Co., KY native (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet Morris Dunlap, 80, Taylor County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aaron Dale Lee, Casey Co., KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Estill Hamilton, 83, Metcalfe County, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cordia B. Mason, 74, Russell Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. "Yank" Loy (1922-1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Runa Wooten - (April 17, 1905 - d. 2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Cletta Aaron 91, Russell Springs, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
4:00amCT Jobs are waiting for you. See in CM EMPLOYMENT .
If you need positions filled, find the best among the readers of ColumbiaMagazine.com Using any Contact/Submit Button. If you have questions Call 270-250-2730. | (ID:46859, Comment)
6:00amCT2017 Spring Sports Calendars: Adair County High School.
BASEBALL. SOFTBALL. ACMS & ACHS TRACK & FIELD. MASTER SCHEDULE LINDSEY WILSON BLUE RAIDERS. COMPOSITE SCHEDULE CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY SPORTS | (ID:46863, Comment)
7:00amCTElection of two School-Based Decision-Making Council (SBDM) parent members 7am-5pmCT - PATTY R. JONES, Principal, Adair County Primary Center. DETAILS/VOTER QUALIFICATONS. | (ID:46815, Comment)
Section of Barnetts Creek Road from Scott Hill Road Jct for 1,000 ft closed for demolition of old bridge - BRIDGET COMPTON. STORY | (ID:46817, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Edna L. Gunsaules, 88, Mannsville, KY (1928-2017) | (ID:46842, Comment)
Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
OPEN 7am-3pmCT Monday Wednesday Friday. CLOSED Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays & Sundays. - Teresa Spencer | (ID:46861, Comment)
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance. Not Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties Once at Docket for all Kentucky Counties, Choose 1) Circuit or District, 2) County - from drop down list 3) Verify dates :
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY. No (0) Event(s) Circuit Court. Sixty (60) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One hundred twenty-two (122) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Two hundred thirty four (234) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One hundred eighteen (118) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:46862, Comment)
10:00amCTFuneral service for Doris Holt, 86, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2017) | (ID:46840, Comment)
Baby Lapsit a time of bonding with and for learning how valuable early literacy is to your 0-24 month old child. At the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - LEE ANN JESSIE, Director. (Recurrent, Every Monday) | (ID:46864, Comment)
NoonCTDeadline for submitting nomination forms, ACES Site Council election - JACQUELINE COLLINS | (ID:46820, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:46865, Comment)
2:00pmCTFuneral service for Charles William Isenberg, 91, Summer Shade, KY (1925-2017) | (ID:46841, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Co. HS Softball Team at Taylor Co HS 2705 Hodgenville Road (Campus), Campbellsville, KY 2017 ACHS SOFTBALL SCHEDULE | (ID:46870, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:46866, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia Boy Scout Troop 185 meets regularly each Monday night at Columbia Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Troy Elmore, Scoutmaster. (RECURRING WEEKLY) | (ID:46867, Comment)
Boy Scouts - Russell Springs, KY - BSA Troop 241 meets on Mondays at Liberty Baptist Church, 215 Wilson Street in Russell Springs, KY. Contact Becky at 270-585-1151. | (ID:46868, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair GOP meets at Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. - SHANNON ROWE | (ID:46604, Comment)

 

























 
 
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