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Date of 20 Sept 2017 set for cleanup of historic Adair Courthouse

By Linda Waggener

Groups working toward preserving the historic Adair County Courthouse have set the date of Wednesday, September 20, 2017 for spruce up/clean up of the exterior, with help from Lindsey Wilson Students in their annual Malvina Farkle day of service. Volunteers are welcome, 8amCT at the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, on that will continue to provide updates. Click 'contact' below and select 'Linda' in the drop-down menu for more information.

2017-09-11 22:08:28 | Comments | Printable version

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Irma's rain may wipe out these delicate flowers downtown

2017-09-11 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
An early Saturday morning walk allowed for discovery of these pretty, pink Azalea blossoms alongside First & Farmers Bank on Burkesville Street. Rain and cool temperatures coming in from Hurricane Irma will likely take the flowers when it leaves.

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Cynthia Meyer: Where are the jobs to pay for tax?

Personal commentary of writer

By Cynthia A Meyer

I have to agree with Eula Goetz's comments on raising taxes in Adair County. Many who will be taxed do not have children or other family members in school system, and can't afford an imposed tax.

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2017-09-11 18:21:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

City Council Report: 11 Sep 2017 - Report

Council approves Property Tax Reduction totalling approximately $43,000. Approves $3,000 donation to Downtown Days. Tables request by airport board for additional $2,000 per year.
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By Ed Waggener

The Columbia City Council made good a promise made in 2014 to lower property taxes when the Payroll Tax was implemented, provided funding for Downtown Days, and tabled a request for an additional $2,000 per year to support the Columbia/Adair County Airport.

All the actions were unanimous at the meeting, chaired by Council Member Ronald Rogers, serving in the absence of Mayor Curtis Hardwick, with all council members, Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Craig Lasley, Pam Hoots, and Mark D. Harris present and approving all three measures.

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2017-09-11 17:47:32 | Comments | Printable version

KSP investigate kidnapping resulting in death of 5-year-old boy

UPDATE: 4:45pmCT, Mon 11 Sep 2017) - McKee, Ky. (September 11, 2017) - Kentucky State Police have charged Lonnie Belt with murder in the death of James Spoonamore.
5-year olds body found through search by multiple agencies and hundreds of volunteers. The search involved helicopters from KSP and the National Guard, riders on horseback, K-9 units and search by volunteers on foot.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

From Sherry H. Bray, KSP Headquarters, Public Affairs Branch

McKEE, KY - (Mon - 11 Sep 2017) - Kentucky State Police are investigating the kidnapping and assault of a Jackson County woman and her son. In the morning hours of Saturday, September 9, 2017 around 10:45amET, the Kentucky State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injured female found by hikers.

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2017-09-11 16:34:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC Football climbs to No. 6 in latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Upcoming: Lindsey Wilson Football at Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY (Campus, not venue) at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Saturday, September 16, 2017.
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By Charles Balcom, Assistant Sports Information Director, LWC

COLUMBIA, KY - (Mon 11 Sep 2017) - The Lindsey Wilson football team climbed up two spots to No. 6 in the first regular season NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, officials from the national office announced on Monday.

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2017-09-11 16:21:13 | Comments | Printable version

Chamber picnic being moved inside at The Pines due to weather

Chamber picnic moving inside due to Hurricane Irma rainfall predictions - the time will remain the same, 6:30pmCT, Tuesday, September 12, 2013.
The annual Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce Picnic which is traditionally held at the Chamber Roadside Park, 2310 Hwy 55 South Road, and scheduled for tomorrow, is being relocated to the Pines at Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Road, Columbia, KY.

The time will remain the same, 6:30pmCT, Tuesday, September 12, 2013. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY during regular business hours. The Chamber phone number is 270-384-6020.

2017-09-11 11:32:45 | Comments | Printable version

Gena Evelyn Parker, 53, Russell Co., KY (1964-2017)

She was a native of Russell County, KY, a resident of the county at the time of her death, and her final resting place will be in Russell County. She was the daughter of the late Avis & Ruth Cain Bennett. She leaves five direct living descendants. Gena was a factory worker
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Gena Evelyn Parker, 53, of Russell Springs, KY, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her home.

Funeral service for Gena Evelyn Parker will be 1pmCT, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Bennett officiating. Visitaton will be after 11amCT, Wednesday. Interment in the Square Oak Cemetery, Ono, Russell Springs, Ky. Special music will be by Emily Cravens and Taylor Cravens.

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2017-09-11 10:46:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Homeschool 4-H organizational meeting is 14 Sep 2017

By Tony Rose, Adair County Extension Agent for Youth & 4-H

There will be an organizational meeting for the 4-H Homeschool Club for the new year. The meeting will be held at 10amCT, on September 14, 2017, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.

This group is open to all homeschool youth in Adair County.

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2017-09-11 10:02:08 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Stephens will speak to Grand Group 13 Sep 2017

Meal and door prizes will be provided

By Paula Garrison, Coordinator, Family Resource Center, ACPC

Dr. Pam Stephens, Superintendent of the Adair County School District, will be the guest speaker at the Grand Group meeting, 11am-12pmNoonCT, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Meeting Room B, the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairgrounds Street, Columbia, KY.

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2017-09-11 09:50:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Olen (Toby) Tucker, Sr., 70, Russell Co., KY (1947-2017)

He was the son of the late Gilbert & Oneda Gertrude Burton Tucker. He leaves 25 direct living descendants. He was an HVAC technician.
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Olen "Toby" Tucker, Sr., 70, a resident of Fair Oaks Nursing Home died Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Funeral service for Olen "Toby" Tucker, Sr. will be 10amCT, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Wednesday and after 8amCT, Thursday. Interment will be in the Jamestown City Cemetery, 201 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY. Special music will be rendered by Tara Tucker.

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2017-09-11 09:34:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Comments on photo of old church at Gradyville

Lesa Withers writes:
Thanks so much for sharing the picture of the old church. We had never seen this one. Yes, many changes have taken place over the years. --Lesa Withers
Comments re photo 74645 Mystery Church What a difference 6 decades make

2017-09-11 08:45:00 | Comments | Printable version

Storm Siren Test cancelled due to incoming weather

Today's 10amCT, audible siren test must be cancelled due to incoming weather and cloud cover. No severe weather is expected at this time. - Mike Keltner Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management, 107 N High Street, Columbia, KY 42728

2017-09-11 07:34:22 | Comments | Printable version

MCMS Betas will host 9/11 Ceremony today

The MCMS Jr. Beta Club will be hosting a 9/11 Ceremony on September 11th at 8:30amCT in the MCMS auditorium, Metcalfe County Middle School, 208 Randolph Street, Lot 1, Edmonton, KY. There will be breakfast for guests beginning at 8amCT. from Gaye Shaw, E/MC Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

2017-09-11 07:27:55 | Comments | Printable version

Writer thinks additional tax is unjust

Eula Goetz writes:
I have no children or grandchildren in the school system & this will raise my taxes at least $40 more. I feel this is unjust for seniors living in the area. I do not mind paying taxes but it just keeps going up. First the hospital & then the school taxes keep going up again. - Eula Goetz
Comments re photo 74608 Adair Board of Education Tax Hearing John Pilkington speaks

2017-09-11 06:53:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Homeplace 2017 Fall Festival sets attendance record

It was 10th Annual Homeplace on Green River Fall Festival. HGR is officially designated as 'Kentucky's Outdoor Classroom.' Plans already underway for 'Plow Day'.
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By George Kolbenschlag

Saturday's fall heritage festival at Homeplace on Green River drew a record crowd of more than 2,000 - some 600 more than in 2016.

The weather was perfect and the program was filled with interesting and fun activities.

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2017-09-11 06:23:24 | Comments | Printable version

Residents offered lodging discount at Kentucky State Parks

Hurricane relief

News from Kentucky State Parks

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State Parks are offering a lodging discount to residents looking for a place to stay to avoid Hurricane Irma.

Guests from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or any other state where evacuations are ordered can receive 25 percent off the regular rate for lodge rooms and cottages through Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

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2017-09-11 03:43:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Today, MONDAY with CM - 11 Sep 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 11, 2017:
If one only aims
to enter society,
beauty is enough.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 11 September 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2190

2017-09-11 03:02:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 11
Happy Anniversary, Coy & Vickie Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Vitis & Alberta Bailey (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abagail Robertson (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arnold Corbin (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benny Burton (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Coy Dean Petty (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DeShay Franklin-Furkin (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Dean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Knight | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcus Yarberry (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robby Shelton (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Bobbie Jean Hall, 58, Taylor Co., KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Arthur Castellano, 33, Taylor County, KY (1983-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cecil Froedge, 67, Edmonton, KY (1941-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luther Ray Redmon, 70, Adair Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Richerson O'Banion, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob LaGodney, Taylor County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Willard Page, 100, Adair Co., KY (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rita Lee Berry, Adair Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John William McGuire, 52, Russell Co., KY (1962-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis Craig Smith, 62, Summer Shade, KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Claire Oberding, Green Co., KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elwanda Miller, 90, Campbellsville, KY; Russell Co., KY native (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tim Lee Carter Cain, 75, Glasgow, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joseph Eugene (Gene) Poindexter, 83, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Pauline S. Funk, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Carter, 74, Columbia, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Loy, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, In Memory Birthday, Hester Goode, 88, Casey Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Tucker (1944-2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Marvin Badger, Sr., Casey Creek, Adair Co., KY native, WWII veteran | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTPATRIOT DAY and National Day of Service and Remembrance (Wikipedia_Patriot Day
Flags at Half-Staff in Kentucky on Patriot Day in remembrance of those killed on 9/11, 2001. | (ID:49258, Comment)
7:00amCT Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service Road, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782 Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed from 7am-3pmCT. Thu-Fri Bins are available outside; Supervisor will be in and out of shelter from 7am-3pmCT. | (ID:49271, Comment)
Pedestrians, motorists reminded that courthouse chimney restoration is underway Also: Work continues on Campbellsville Street at Reed/Merchant Traffic Light Installation. Drivers use caution, Drive Slowly. | (ID:49272, 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. Seventy (70) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. One hundred seventeen (117) 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. Eighty (80) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Events in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One hundred sixty-eight (168 ) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Eighteen (18) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Sixty-one (61) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:49273, Comment)
MCMS Betas will host 9/11 Ceremony Metcalfe County Middle School, 208 Randolph Street, Lot 1, Edmonton, KY. - Gaye Shaw. STORY | (ID:49275, Comment)
10:00amCTStorm Siren Test cancelled due to incoming weather
Rescheduled from Monday, September 2, 2107.

First Monday Siren test in Adair County

Recurrent, every first Monday event unless there is a possibility of inclement weather.

- Mike Keltner, Adair County Emergency Management Director | (ID:49149, Comment)
Funeral service for Janis Morgan, 74, Liberty, KY (1943-2017) | (ID:49218, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:49265, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, 1pmCT/2pmET, Liberty, KY, for Cindy Monday, 71, Casey County, KY (1946-2017) | (ID:49237, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair County Primary Center Site Council meets at ACPC, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. - Patty Jones, Principal. (STORY) | (ID:49196, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:49266, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia Rotary Club meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at Lindsey Wilson's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY at 6pmCT. Guests and all who wish to become Rotarians are welcome at the meetings. - George Kolbenschlag (Additional information at - Sponsored link) | (ID:49267, Comment)
Columbia 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:49268, 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:49269, Comment)
8:00pmCTPOST YOUR EVENT FASTER: If your event is very important to you and the community, send it in the body of an email, with only in the address line. Or call 270-250-2730. Or only to CM Contact-Submit. We check filtered items - those to multiple addressees when time permits. | (ID:49270, Comment)


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