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CAUD Boil Water Lifted: Bomar Heights area, adjoining streets


LIFT applies to this advisory: CAUD Boil Water Advisory: Bomar Heights area, adjoining streets

As of 2:45pmCT, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 the boil water advisory for customers on
Bomar Heights and all side streets, Wendy’s, from 706 Burkesville Street to the stoplight at bypass
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.


2018-01-03 14:31:44 | Comments | Printable version

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Remembering Joe Agostini and his love of nature



2018-01-03 - Rock Lick Creek, Chance, KY - Photo from Wheeler family photos.
Joe Agostini (1975-2017) he loved nature, be it fishing or hiking, and was continually amazed and blessed to be interacting with God's creations. Above, Joe Agostini in Rock Lick Creek, Chance, KY.

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Adair County Sheriff's Activity Report - December 2017

  • 86 - Warrants of Arrest Served
  • 12 - Criminal Cases Opened
  • 6- Call Response Reports Written
  • 14 - Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
  • 114 - Non-Injury Accidents Worked
  • 6 - Injury Accidents Worked
  • 18 - Out of County Transports
  • 15- Citations Written for Criminal Activity
  • 41 - Civil Process Papers Served
  • 7 - Criminal Summonses Served
  • 6 - Subpoenas Served
  • 125.5 - Hours of Court Security Provided
  • 212 - Vehicle Inspections Done
  • 21 - Animal Complaints
  • 17 - Motor Assists
  • 622 - 911 Calls (Alcohol/Drug Related, 19)
From the office of Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY


2018-01-03 13:33:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mr. Joe Agostini, 42, Columbia, Adair County, KY (1975-2017)

"The only thing you take with you is your character." - Mr. Jose Angel "Joe" Agostini

He was native of Puerto Rico, and a member of a closeknit, highly regarded South Adair County, KY family, visited so soon ago by the death of Mr. Agostini's close brother-in-law, Donnie Wheeler on October 26, 2017. Mr. Agostini was employed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Juvenile Justice at the Adair Youth Development Center. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a man passionate in his beliefs; he loved nature, be it fishing or hiking, and was continually amazed and blessed to be interacting with God's creations. His love of God was also evidenced by his love of children, and he held a special place in his heart for the kids he worked with.
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Mr. Joe Agostini of Columbia, KY, departed this life on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home after a brief yet brave battle with ALS.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Agostini on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, at the Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church, 100 SDA Church Road, Columbia, KY. Pastor Fred Calkins and Pastor Michelle Perdy will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, January 5, after 10amCT/11amET.


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2018-01-03 12:59:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: In New Year, she'll heed advice of her husband

Despite warnings of Flash Flooding from The Weather Channel she drove to Burkesville against husbands advice and made it . . . back to Edmonton, to her mother's house, where, even with aid of backup television, her SUV slid away. Click more to see what happened.
Next earlier column: The beginning of the story: Carol Perkins: The surprise is half the fun at Christmas

By Carol Perkins

On the Friday before Christmas, my mother and I went to Burkesville to visit my late brother's family (Tim Sullivan). My niece and her husband were at Tami's (my sister-in-law) and we ate, exchanged gifts, and started our holiday season. The weather that night was horrible. Flash flood warnings appearing on the top of every TV channel made Guy a little leery that we should be traveling. "You can't see very well on a clear night, and you sure can't see when it's rainy." I don't know where he got that absurd idea. I drive perfectly fine. After all, I came through an ice storm with no injuries or damage to my car. I was feeling slightly proud of myself with an inflated sense of security.


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2018-01-03 12:11:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Driver with KY CDL has privileges permanently revoked

KSP Motor Carrier Compliance Program removes driver who held a Kentucky commercial driver's license, had his commercial driving privileges permanently revoked after being declared an Imminent Hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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From Jason Morris, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Region Two

FRANKFORT, KY (Wed 3 Jan 2018) -- The Kentucky State Police Motor Carrier Compliance Investigation Program, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, was successful in removing a dangerous driver from public roads.


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2018-01-03 11:55:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Terri Lee Eldred Vibbert, 58, Beaumont, KY (1959-2018)

She worked as a CNA at Signature Healthcare in Glasgow, KY. She was a native of Tompkinsville, KY, and a resident of Beaumont, KY, at the time of her death. She was a member of a respected South Central Kentucky family, the daughter of the late Kenny & Roberta Miller Eldred. Her husband, Keith Vibbert, survives. She leaves three direct living descendants.
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Terri Lee Eldred Vibbert, age 58, of Beaumont, KY, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12pmNoonCT, at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2018 after 3pmCT, and on Saturday, January 6, 2018, after 8amCT until time of services at noon.


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2018-01-03 11:46:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

C/AC Parks & Recreation now meets on 1st Wednesday at 5pmCT

The Columbia/Adair County Parks & Recreation Board meets meets at the Jim Blair Recreation Center (former Christian Life Center), 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY at 5pmCT on the the first Wednesday of each month.

Chair Cynthia Rowe invites everyone to join her and Vice Chair Jelaine Harlow; Treasurer Barbara Shepherd; Secretary Linda Waggener; Director Lisa Handy; Board Members are Alicia Bosela, Damon Hicks, Andrea Waggener, Greg Caldwell, Steven Baker, Mitzi Bault and Judy Keltner today at 5pmCT.


2018-01-03 10:26:07 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Clerk reports computers are still down

Update: 10:48amCT, Wed 3 Jan 2017, from Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer: "Currently our computers are back up and running

Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer reports that state computers are still not functioning -- Adair is not the only county affected. She says she is sorry for the inconvenience and hopes this will be the only day it continues.

Candidates can file today, and voters can register. But land transfers and purchase of license plates can be done only when the state computers are operational.

The office is open for business the regular hours, 8am-4pmCT, in in Ste 3, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The phone is 270-384-2801.


2018-01-03 08:02:29 | Comments | Printable version

Dustin Warren begins job as City Attorney tonight, 3 Jan 2018

New City Attorney has been around the legal system his entire life in the family of long-time Adair County Court Clerk Dennis Loy, so he said law was a natural career path for him.

By Linda Waggener


A new Columbia City Attorney will join the Mayor and City Council at the January meeting tonight, Wed., Jan 3, 2018, taking the place of Marshall Loy who retired at the end of 2017. Dustin Wayne Warren will be new to the job of City Attorney, but he is not new to Columbia and Adair County.


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2018-01-03 07:18:50 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2018: Representative James Comer files for re-election - Tue 2 Jan 2018

Click to: Candidate Filings with the Office of the Secretary of State for latest information on filings for U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, Commonwealth's Attorney, Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeals, Circuit Judges, and Circuit Judge Family Court, as well as Local Offices as posted. Local office filings recorded in Secretary of State's Office. ADAIR - CASEY - CUMBERLAND - GREEN - METCALFE - RUSSELL - - TAYLOR - ALL 120 COUNTY LIST NOTE - The Secretary of State posting for local elections may lag list in County Court Clerk's office by several days or more.

By Ed Waggener

Incumbent First District Congressman James Comer, Tompinsville, KY filed for the Republican nomination for the office on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in the office of Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes.

Congressman Comer is the second candidate to file for the office. Samuel "Sam" Gaskins, of Hopkinsville, KY, filed for the Democratic nomination on November 15, 2018.

The deadline for filing for multi-county and statewide offices which require a primary is January 30, 2018.


2018-01-03 04:33:54 | Comments | Printable version

Virginia Bright, Taylor County, KY (1921-2018)

She had retired from Brown Williamson as payroll clerk after many years of faithful service. She had made a profession of faith and was a member of Ninth and O Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. She was a native of Taylor County, KY, the daughter of the late Samuel Allen & Valeria Shively Bright.
Click on headline for complete obituary

Virginia Bright, 96, died Monday, January 1, 2018 in Signature Healthcare East in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services for Virginia Bright will be held at Lyon-Dewitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbelsville, KY, at 2pmCT/3pmET, Friday, January 5, 2018 with burial to follow in Elk Horn Cemetery. Family requests visitation from 12pmNoonCT-2pmCT/1pm-3pmET, on Friday at Lyon-Dewitt-Berry Funeral Home.


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2018-01-03 02:51:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mr. James Robert Whitehead, 66, Green County, KY (1951-2018)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Christian Worship Center in Horse Cave, KY. He was a native of Jefferson County, KY, and a resident of Green County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Jessie James Whitehead & Nora Allie Scott Whitehead. He was patriarch of a large South Central Kentucky family. He leaves 18 direct living descendants. His final resting place will be in LaRue County, KY.
Click on headline for complete obituary with detailed list of survivors, pallbearers

Mr. James Robert Whitehead, age 66, of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. James Robert Whitehead will be conducted at 11amCT, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY with burial to follow in in LaRue County, in Mt. Sherman Cemetery, Mt. Sherman Ward Road, Magnolia, KY. Bro. Danny Sallee will officiate. Visitation is requested 3pm-8pmCT, Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Thursday until time of the funeral service.


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2018-01-03 01:42:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Columbia PD searching for suspect in alleged stabbing incident

Warrants have been obtained for arrest of 38-year-old Jason Oprzedec, 38, (Photos, left) in connection with the incident. Adair County man left seriously injured after altercation that resulted in victim being treated for a knife injury at TJ Health/Columbia then being transferred to UL/Louisville by Adair County EMS after helicopter called in was grounded due to weather. Alleged incident occurs at Country Place Apartments.
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.

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

COLUMBIA, KY (Tue 02 Jan 2018) - At 01:06 hrs Columbia Adair County 911 notified Columbia Police Officers Charles Greer and Jamie Cole to respond to TJ Health of Columbia, stating that a male victim was on the way to that location that had been stabbed.


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2018-01-03 00:52:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

BJF - Tries to square comments on Kentucky cornbread

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Hard to fully fathom one who squares circularity correctly and cannot hit "that" squarely on the head! - Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re article 94796 COF comments on what isn't Kentucky Cornbread


2018-01-03 00:36:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

KY Division of Waste Management calls for grant applications

Deadline is April 9, 2018 for recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste grants. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants who propose regional projects.

By John Mura and Larry Brannock
News from the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet

FRANKFORT, KY (28 Dec 2017) - The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated infrastructure, offer public education programs on recycling and composting, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.


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2018-01-03 00:33:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM - 03 Jan 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 3, 2018:
Giving means much more
when one has earned the money
to buy the present.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 3 January 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2304

Story on why melting polar ice cap is causing such cold weather in United States.
The East Coast Is About To Get Hit by a "Bomb Cyclone"/And you thought last week was cold?, by Rowan Walrath, 2 Jan 2018, in Mother Earth News


2018-01-03 00:24:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 3
Happy Anniversary, Dwayne & Debbie Martin (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Shawn and Kasey Bardin (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Kelly Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chase Gilbert (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christy Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Marie Taylor (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jared Wheat (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Wilson (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayla Riter (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Liana Critz | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Keltner (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Harrison, Campbellsville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lottie Stalcup Watson, 87, Cumberland Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floyd W. Wise, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Wesley Adkins, Green Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, B. Jeanne Layer, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lloyd Jones, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Mae Roberts, Casey Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Garmon, Adair Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Margaret Hindman, Cumberland Co. native, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Midkiff, Taylor County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Beatrice Landis, Green Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanford Jessie (Stan) Baker, Adair County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Clifford Ray Sherrill, Celina, TN (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Sherrill Randall Baldwin, Taylor County, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Luttrell, 89, Casey County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clayton Hunt, Taylor County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Ernest Hutton, Edmonton, KY (1953-2015)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Wray, 58, Burkesville, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wendell Jackson Hitch, 54, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Faye Lohden Staples, Barren Co. KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Louise Ennis Bertram, Taylor Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Barbara Jean Marr, 79, Green Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James H. (Jimmy) Heathman, II, Russell Co., KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ina Ivadean Cox, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlotta Sue Sanders Davis-Mayes, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis Ray 'Chopper' Hall, Green Co. KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joe Agostini, 42, Columbia, Adair County, KY (1975-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marybelle (McQueary) Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Rooks, 74, Adair Co., KY native (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 3, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCT
Events with No Specific Start Times & Sponsored Events
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S BREAK: Lindsey Wilson College (Classes resume 16 Jan 2018).

SCHOOL(S) Scheduled to in SESSION TODAY : Adair County School District. Campbellsville Independent Schools. Casey County SD. Cumberland County SD. Green County SD, Metcalfe County SD. Russell Co. SD. Taylor County SD.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: See: Campbellsville University 2017-2018 Academic Year PDF

HOLIDAYS are OVER /Back to regular schedule; Banks, City, County, State, Federal & Postal services are back on regular schedule today, along with most businesses. But watch for weather related changes. | (ID:51370, Comment)
5:59amCT

EVENTS with SPECIFIC START TIMES BELOW | (ID:51361, 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:51363, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 8am-5pmCT. Bookmobile 8:30am-3:30pmCT, Milltown Run. Story Hour: 10am-11amCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:51362, Comment)
7 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. Eighty-eight (88) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Sixty (60) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Eighty-two (82) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Events in Circuit Court. Forty-six (46) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. One hundred twenty-seven (127) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Seventy-three (73) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:51369, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Edith Richards, 67, Russell County, KY (1950-2017) | (ID:51316, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51364, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Wednesday Evening worship service schedules. | (ID:51365, Comment)
5:00pmCTColumbia-Adair County Parks & Recreation meets - Regular First Wednesday - at the Jim Blair Recreation Center (former Christian Life Center), 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. Chair Cynthia Rowe; Vice Chair Jelaine Harlow; Treasurer Barbara Shepherd; Secretary Linda Waggener; Director Lisa Handy; Board Members are Alicia Bosela, Damon Hicks, Andrea Waggener, Greg Caldwell, Steven Baker, Mitzi Bault and Judy Keltner. (RECURRING EVENTS) | (ID:51371, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51366, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia City Council Regular meeting at City Hall. (Agenda)
116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. CM Directory of Recurring Events | (ID:51313, Comment)
7:30pmCTMemorial Service, Jamestown, KY, for Bobbie Jo Coe Bolin, 58, Jamestown, KY (1958-2017) | (ID:51322, Comment)

 























 
 
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