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Columbia congestion/safety meeting held, gap discovered

How could the state highway department not have records to show incidents of people being hurt on the Square? How could they not know of the need for improved traffic controls? A gap in communications that could cause this was discovered in a roads/sidewalks meeting Tuesday, 8 Jan 2018 at the Chamber of Commerce conference room. - LW
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By Linda Waggener

Finding out where there's a gap usually moves a problem part way to a solution. It is hoped this chapter of the hazardous downtown Columbia traffic concerns will end in actions that will save people from getting hurt on Columbia's Public Square in the future.

People have been injured, regularly, people have been killed in the crosswalks on the public square and there are absolutely no records of any of them from the past twelve years at the state level -- the Transportation Cabinet representatives had no idea there were problems until the city sidewalk committee requested help in 2017. Today's was a second meeting to explore improvements in crosswalks and streets for greater safety.


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Looking at Columbia's only two-lane entry to the square



2018-01-09 - Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Transportation Cabinet representatives Tamra Wilson, Conley Morin, Jeff Dick and Troy Hearn with Mayor Curtis Hardwick and Council Member Pamela Hoots discussed traffic patterns and possible improvements on Burkesville Street outside the Chamber of Commerce.

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Frances Frost Marsh, Russell County, KY (1942-2018)

She was retired from Fruit of the Loom and was a member of World Wide Church of God. She was the daughter of the late Gladys Leona Frost and the late Moreland Frost. She was the matriarch of a large, accomplished family and leaves 17 direct living descendants with strong family ties in Columbia, Knifley, Russell County and elsewhere. Her final resting place will be in Russell County, KY.
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Frances (Frost) Marsh, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away, Tuesday January 09, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT, Friday January 12, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 E Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Dick Scholl officiating. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, 3979 W Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY. Visitation will be 5pm-9pmCT, Thursday January 11, 2018, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.


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2018-01-09 16:42:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charles Lee (Ray Dobber) Muse, Marrowbone, KY (1955-2018)

He was a member of Willow Shade Church of Christ, a former sawmill worker and a farmer.
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Charles Lee "Ray Dobber" Muse, age 62 of Marrowbone, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his home.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Dutch Creek Cemetery. Family requests visitation on 4pm-9pmCT, Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


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2018-01-09 14:28:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CJE Stephens upbeat; 2018 will be best ever for Adair, he says

Chamber has change of leadership. new President Pam Hoots installed and presides at Chamber Luncheon meeting. CJE Mike Stephens gives "State of the County" address, enumerates progress in the offing.

By Ed Waggener

Adair County Judge Executive Michael L. Stephens was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, January 9, 2018 luncheon meeting at Lindsey Wilson College's Cranmer Dining Center, and gave an upbeat account of the "State of the County." He said that he felt 2018 will be the best year of all. Among the key developments he outlined:


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2018-01-09 14:13:08 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Hazel L. Burton, 87, Howard Co., IN/Adair Co., KY native (1930-2018)

She was the daughter of the late Lora & Nanie (McElroy) Burton, and the widow of William Paul Burton, whom she has now joined in heaven. She was a member of a very large Adair County, KY, family of 14 siblings. With her passing, one sister, Nina Coombs, of Kokomo, IN, survives. She was born in Adair County, KY. and was a resident of Howard County, IN, at the time of her death there. She enjoyed gardening and most of all; spending time with her grandkids and family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her final resting place will be in Indiana.
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Hazel L. Burton, 87, passed away on January 6, 2018 at Community Howard Hospital in Kokomo, IN.

Family will receive friends from 11pm-1pmCT/12pmNoon-2pmET, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S Webster St, Kokomo, IN with services to follow at 1pmCT/2pmET, officiated by Pastor Robert Bogue and Jeff Sermons. Burial will take place at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.


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2018-01-09 13:21:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Green River Reflections: Green River - Our Sense of Place

This is the first in a planned monthly series of articles by Dr Richard "Richie" Kessler of Campbellsville University. Richie is a Green County native, and is related to the Kesslers of the Portland area of Adair County.

By Richard K. Kessler
Forever Green, Inc. and Campbellsville University

There is no better place to start a series than at the beginning. Before the incursion of man there was the River. Although impeded over time by man, the Green River continues to flow even as you read this article. The mainstem of Green River is akin to the human aorta, pulsing with life-sustaining flows, bringing nutrients and oxygen-rich waters downstream and occasionally leaving behind productive sediments in its floodplains.


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2018-01-09 12:31:05 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Meth has no boundaries

Re article 94844: KSP investigating death of man who died while in police custody

Commentary by John G Waddell

It is not uncommon, I'm told, to have Meth Dealers "Salt" the products they make, causing an elongated overall effect on all of the body's sensations.

Earlier this fall in the fringe areas of Adair County a middle-aged female was found completely naked setting in the middle of a pond runoff creek. The temp was just below 70 degrees.


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2018-01-09 12:22:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair County HS Basketball tops Caverna HS 119-103 in OT

Freshman standout Zion Harmon scores 54 points for ACHS. Jobby Howard has 65 points for Caverna

By Kyle Burton

Last night, Monday, January 8, 2018, Adair County High School boys basketball team defeated Caverna 119-103 in overtime. Jobby Howard for Caverna scored 65 points, and freshman Zion Harmon scored 54 points for Adair, which is a school record for points in a game. The historic game was held at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. - Kyle Burton


2018-01-09 12:13:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Bruce Albert Johnson, 62, Russell Springs, KY

He was a truck driver, and Captain of Russell County Rescue Squad.
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Bruce Albert Johnson, 62, Russell Springs, KY passed away, Monday January 08, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT, Saturday January 13, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Interment will be in the Hudson Cemetery, Hudson Cemetery Road, Russell Springs, KY. Visitation will be 11am-1pmCT, Saturday January 13, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.


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2018-01-09 11:42:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KDA Hemp Program maintains steady growth

More Than 12,000 Acres Approved for Planting in 2018. Program Participants Planted More Acres of Industrial Hemp Than Ever Before in 2017

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 225 applications from growers to cultivate up to 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2018. More than 681,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2018.

"Kentucky continues to lead on industrial hemp research, exploring every aspect of this versatile crop," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. "Because of the research conducted by our growers, processors, and universities, I am more optimistic than ever that we can put industrial hemp on a path to widespread commercialization once Congress removes it from the federal list of controlled substances."


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2018-01-09 11:25:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Betty Jean Flaynik, 92, Adair County, KY (1925-2018)

Mrs. Flaynik was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was the manager of the Shepherd Shop for 13 years. She was formerly of Illinois and Florida. She last resided in Columbia, Adair County, KY. She was the matriarch of a very large, respected family, with many settled in Columbia, KY, her adopted home, as well as elsewhere.

Betty Jean Flaynik, 92 of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Vincents Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, while visiting her children.

There will be no visitation or memorial services held. Cremation was chosen.


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2018-01-09 11:20:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Dr. Martin Luther King honors begin Sat, 13 Jan 2018

- Commemorative March Saturday, January 13, 2018 at noonCT/1pmET from CES/Durham Campus to Taylor County Courthouse, Grand Marshalls Clem Haskins and Dr. Al Hardy

- Sunday service on the 50 Year Anniversary, January 14, 2018 at 2pmCT/3pmET in the Campbellsville University Ransdell Chapel


The Rev Michael Caldwell sends reminders of two special events coming up to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this 50th anniversary of his assassination. Details of each event follow.


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2018-01-09 08:49:49 | Comments | Printable version

Adair CJE Mike Stephens guest speaker to C/AC Chamber today

From Ellen Zornes & Pam Hoots

Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens will deliver an update on progress and plans for 2018 today at the first Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce meeting for 2018, today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The meeting will be held at LWC Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY, at 11:45amCT. The annual address is sometimes referred to as the "State of the County." address.

Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick will speak at the Chamber Luncheon in February. Ellen Zornes, Executive Director, and Pam Hoots, Chamber President


2018-01-09 03:03:17 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. James Michael Robertson, Crail Hope, KY (1959-2018)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Emmanuel Ministry Church in LeGrande. He was a master logger, and a self employed mechanic. Mr. Robertson also was devoted to spreading the gospel.
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Mr. James Michael Robertson, 58, of Crail Hope, KY, departed this life on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his home.

The funeral services for Mr. James Michael Robertson will be conducted at 1pmCT, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1777 Center-Peggyville Road, Center, KY, with burial to follow in the Houk Cemetery. Bro. Phillip Trent and Bro. Jon Curry will officiate. Visitation is requested 3pm-8pmCT, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY and after 10amCT, Wednesday at the Shady Grove Baptist Church until time of the funeral service.


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2018-01-09 02:48:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Service for Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore, 78, Adair County, KY

See: Obituary: Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore (1939-2018)

Memorial services for Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore, 78, Adair County, KY, will be at 2pmCT, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with interment to follow in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will begin Tuesday, January 9, at 3:30pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.



2018-01-09 02:09:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore (1939-2018)

Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore, 78, of Columbia, passed away on January 7, 2018, leaving behind an enduring legacy as a devoted wife, mother, and business woman. Born in the family home to Forest Herbert Lawless and Jewell Corrine Loy on April 9, 1939, Jerry was raised in the Moore's School House Community of Russell County.

After graduating from Russell County High School in 1957, she moved to Chicago with her cousin. It was there that she met her life partner, Bobby Joe Moore, also a Kentucky native from Adair County. The couple returned home and were married on May 30, 1958 in front of beloved family and friends. Shortly after, Jerry and Bobby established a home in Adair County, where they were blessed with five children.



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2018-01-09 02:05:17 | Comments | Printable version

Link: Lex18.com has story on Taylor County fatal crash

This story, was updated Jan 6, 2018, on Lex 18.com: 2 Killed in 2 Killed In Taylor Co. Crash.

2018-01-09 01:21:42 | Comments | Printable version

Today, TUESDAY with CM - 9 Jan 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 9, 2018:
Simple like to see
lovely things, lovely people,
pretty as picture.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 9 January 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2310

You tube Sunday Morning feature on Broth



2018-01-09 00:20:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

John Waddell speaks to Rotary 8 Jan 2018

On Monday evening, January 8, 2018, John "Gibbs" Waddell spoke at the Adair County Rotary Club meeting held at Lindsey Wilson College. His topic was "Rural Crime Prevention." He was presented with an appreciation gift, from the Rotary, by President Jerry Holt. - Debra Waddell

2018-01-09 00:00:23 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 9
Happy Anniversary, James & Tiffany Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Joe Hadley (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Sullivan (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cynthia Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Spencer Brown (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason B. Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katelynn Schorman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Elizabeth Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Elizabeth Miller (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nealee Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Oakley Green Gaskin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue McGaha | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vickie Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gen.John Adair (1757) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Davis,Green Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iretis "Rettie" Vibbert, 80, Marrowbone, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Caulk Campbellsville, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adelyne Smith, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Hutchison, Adair County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Cravens, Adair County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris M. Johnson, 78, Russell Springs, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary A. Sanders, Casey County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christina Scott, Adair County, KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Matney, Adair County, KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Foley, Russell County, KY(1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Ellen Price Judd, Adair County, KY native, Green County, KY (1916-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Gadberry, Russell County, KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Ann Bottom, Russell County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Stanley Capps, 90, Summer Shade, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vontrice Jacqueline Cooper, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlos O. Fudge, 78, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William -Bill- Lile McKinney, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rayme Olivia Pelston | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
5:59amCT

EVENTS with SPECIFIC START TIMES BELOW

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7:10amCTCarter White Report. FM 93.5. Tue/Thu each week. STORY | (ID:51455, Comment)
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 8am-1pmCT (Recurring Event) Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:51456, Comment)
Today at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 8am-5pmCT. Bookmobile: Pellyton Run. 8:30am-3:30pmCT. Doll House Daycare 9am-9:30amCT. Learning Tree at 9:30am-10amCT. Headstart Miss Juanita: 10am-10:30amCT. Miss Veronica, 10:30am-11amCT. Miss Joyce's Preschool, 11:10am-11:30amCT. - Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:51457, Comment)
Adair County Court Clerk Lisa Greer's office IS OPEN today for regular business and candidates may file 8am-4pmCT today. | (ID:51458, 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. Ninety-nine (99) Event(s) Circuit Court. One (1) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Seven (7) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Twenty-one (21) 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. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. Twenty-six (26) Court Events in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Four (4) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two (2) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:51459, Comment)
9:00amCT Adair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:51460, Comment)
10:00amCTThe "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) | (ID:51464, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Leola Edmonds, 83, Columbia, KY (1934-2018) | (ID:51430, Comment)
11:45amCTCJE Mike Stephens guest speaker at Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at LWC Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY. - Ellen Zornes, Executive Director, and Pam Hoots, Chamber President STORY | (ID:51384, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51461, Comment)
1:00pmCTService, Russell Springs, KY, for James Timothy McDonald, 47, Casey Co., KY (1970-2018) | (ID:51408, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Howard Gale Bailey, 76, Adair County, KY (1941-2017) | (ID:51418, Comment)
Services, 1pmCT/2pmET, Liberty, KY, for Mable E. Morgan, Russell County, KY (1933-2018) | (ID:51431, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51462, Comment)
ADAIR COUNTY 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. (Sponsored) | (ID:51463, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County Fiscal Court Regular Meeting. AGENDA
Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. (Recurring Event) | (ID:51448, Comment)

 

























 
 
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