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Chili fundraiser helps ACHS Academic Team fund D.C. trip

The Adair County High Academic Team has qualified for national competition in Washington, DC this summer! Please come support them next Tuesday, February 6, from 5pmCT to 6:30pmCT in the ACHS cafeteria, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. There will be a $5 meal that includes a bowl of chili, dessert, and drink. While there, you are invited to bid on some really nice auction items. All proceeds go toward the team's trip to national competition. - Keri Willis

2018-02-01 17:36:06 | Comments | Printable version

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Entering Glens Fork, KY from Hwy 768



2018-02-01 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
After the mid-January snow a couple of weeks back, roads were cleared but freezing temperatures meant the snow blanketed the landscape for a few more days. This picture-postcard scene looking toward downtown Glens Fork, KY shows the hills and sky of winter in afternoon sun. At the bottom of the hill we had a choice of turning left on Hwy 55 South Road and going to Lake Cumberland in Russell County, or turning right and heading home to Columbia. The warmth of home won out on January 16, 2018. - LW

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Six Lindsey Wilson swim team earn MSC Academic honors

Honored: Tyler Glish, Jose Prado de Lima, Jonas Mueller, Clemens Paetzold, Gage Setzer and Alex Van Winkle.

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY – (Wed Six members of the Lindsey Wilson men’s swim program earned Academic Mid-South Conference honors, conference officials announced on Wednesday.


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2018-02-01 17:16:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Hallelujahs in Hound Dog Heaven! Dixie has been found

Update re Classified Ad 16014
Jennifer Walls writes:
Dixie has been found! Thanks --Jennifer Walls
Related, Photo od Dixie - Old family pet dog, almost blind, missing in Cane Valley area - (FOUND!!!)


2018-02-01 17:01:40 | Comments | Printable version

An open letter to the Mayor and Columbia City Council

A plea for attention to special needs on Oak Street, which connects Campbellsville Street and Sandusky Street to Wain Street and Fairground Street, in a growing fast-changing part of Columbia
Click on headline for complete open letter

By Ralph Roy Waggener, Personal Commentary
Editor, Just for A Smile

Oak Street is a narrow path made into a street from the old Sandusky Mill property.

Oak Street has places on it that two cars can't pass when meeting each other.


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2018-02-01 16:12:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Corbin man found guilty of devising murder-for-hire scheme

US Robert M. Duncan, Jr., Attorney Duncan; Stuart Lowrey, Special Agent In-Charge, ATF; and Commissioner Rick Sanders of the Kentucky State Police, jointly announced the jury's verdict. Sentencing scheduled for May 30, 2018.
Click on headline for complete story

From U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of KY

LONDON, KY - (Wed 31 Jan 2018) - William Timothy Sutton, 55, of Corbin, KY, has been convicted of four counts of interstate murder-for-hire and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon. The verdict came yesterday, following six days of trial, which included testimony from all four intended victims of the scheme. The jury deliberated for less than two hours in reaching its verdict.

The evidence at trial established that, in March of 2017, while incarcerated in the Whitley County Detention Center, Sutton offered to pay a fellow inmate forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to murder the Whitley County Attorney, the Whitley/McCreary County Commonwealth's Attorney, and two ex-girlfriends.


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2018-02-01 15:52:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

KSP Post 15 issues January Activity Report

Year starts with 3 traffic deaths in January vs. none in January 2017. Two of the fatalities were in Taylor County, one was in Clinton County, KY.

By TFC Billy R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - (Thu 1 Feb 2018) – During the month of January 2018, there were 9 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

There were three fatal collisions during the month of January in the Post 15 area.


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2018-02-01 14:13:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

KSP Post 15 to conduct Safety Checks

Will be check for impaired drivers, use of safety restraints for children

By TFC Billy R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY (Thu 1 Feb 2018) – Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.


2018-02-01 14:05:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACMS Academic Team is 2nd in District Governors Cup

News from Adair County Middle School
322 Gen John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY

The Adair County Middle School Academic Team took home second place honors in District Governor's Cup Competition on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The competition took place at Campbellsville Middle School where the team earned second place in Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving Team Events as well as District Runner-up in overall competition.


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2018-02-01 11:02:38 | Comments | Printable version

Ruth Halcolm, Taylor Co./Rockcastle Co., KY native (1939-2018)

She was native of Rockcastle Co., KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of her death. She was a professed Christian, and a member of Elk Horn Baptist Church. She had a long career and retired as a supervisor from H. Bartle Sewing in Richmond, IN. She was the daughter of the late Ted Allen & Dona Hale Allen. With her passing, three siblings survive of her 15 brothers and sisters. She was the widow of John Halcomb, her husband of 43 years.
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Ruth Halcomb, 78, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 9:11amET, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in Campbellsville.

The funeral service will be at 5pmCT/6pmET, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Elk Horn Baptist Church, 3145 Elkhorn Road, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Eddie Finn. Visitation will be 3pm-5pmCT/4pm-6pmET, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Elk Horn Baptist Church. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery, Richmond, IN.


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2018-02-01 10:38:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Competent, timely snow removal doesn't go unnoticed

Little House of Fabrics owner Kathy Jones sends letter to City Hall. Mayor Hardwick said credit should go to Street Superintendent Donnie Rowe, who in turn gave due credit to Tim Smith and Roger Coffey, the Columbia Police Department and Adair County EMD Mike Keltner and others, for now to do most effective work making streets safe. It's all a matter of timing, Rowe says.
Click on headline for complete story with facsimile of letter

By Ed Waggener

Almost with failure, failures and shortcomings receive numerous complaints. Too many times, outstanding performance and competence goes unnoticed. But Columbia business owner Kathy Jones, was prompted to write a letter to City Hall commending the work of the Columbia Street Department during the January snowstorm. She's not in the City Limits, but couldn't help but acknowledge their work. Her letter, which went to City Hall and Mayor Hardwick, is posted as a photo linked to this story.


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2018-02-01 10:03:45 | Comments | Printable version

Granny N wants to know if cell phones play roles in collisions

Granny Nannie is wondering if cell phone use played any role in this morning's collision at the intersection of the Columbia Bypass and Burkesville Road. Granny thinks that factor should be a required entry in official reports of accidents.

2018-02-01 08:56:24 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia man airlifted to UK following Bypass/KY 61 collision

Owensboro driver extricated from second vehicle. Columbia Police, Adair County Sheriffs Department, Adair EMS, and Columbia/Adair Fire Department responded to incident. CPD Sgt Gary Roy is continuing investigation of incident.
SEE EARLIER ARTICLE, this story: Traffic Alert: Use extra caution at Bypass & Burkesville Street with photo(s)

Click on headline for complete CPD story

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

Columbia Police Department is investigating an early morning injury accident at Veterans Bypass and Burkesville Street, resulting in one patient being airlifted.


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2018-02-01 08:26:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Happy ending: Chico home. Has no accounting for whereabouts

Joyce M Coomer writes:
Chico showed up yesterday afternoon - had lost a little weight. I have no idea where he'd been. --Joyce M. Coomer
Comments re photo 77009 Chico is missing from Johnson School Road location


2018-02-01 08:10:15 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Little League Baseball signups start 06 Feb 2018


Nine signup periods, three on Tuesdays, four on Thursday evenings with two Saturday opportunities are available. (Watch for) Prompts posted in the CM Events schedule on the Main Page each day of signups.

Click on headline for complete schedule.

By Doug Campbell

Opportunities to sign-up your child for Adair County Little League Baseball for the 2018 season will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in February 2018 with two added Saturday opportunities. All signups will be at the Blue Building, Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY.

See complete schedule:
THURSDAY signups 5pm-7pmCT
at Blue Building, Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY
  • 08 Feb 2018 - 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building
  • 15 Feb 2018 - 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building
  • 22 Feb 2018 - 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building

TUESDAY signups 5pm-7pmCT
at Blue Building, Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY.
  • 06 Feb 2018- 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building
  • 13 Feb 2018 - 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building
  • 20 Feb 2018 - 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building
  • 27 Feb 2018 - - 5pm-7pmCT, Blue Building

SATURDAY signups 10am-12pmNoonCT
at Blue Building, Joe Johnson Little League Park, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY.
  • Sat 24 Feb 2018 10am-12pmNoonCT, Blue Building
  • Sat 3 Mar 2018 10am-12pmNoonCT, Blue Building
For more information please call Doug Campbell at 270-250-3595--Doug Campbell


2018-02-01 08:04:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Traffic Alert: Use extra caution at Bypass & Burkesville Street

Update 6:43amCT/Mon 01 Feb 2018): ColumbiaMagazine.com(c) has confirmed the crash site has been cleared. Traffic is flowing normally again. Please continue to always use caution. - EW. CLICK ON HEADLINE for Story with Photo(s)
Earlier: Details are sketchy at this time, but motorists should avoid the intersection at this time if at all possible to avoid dangers to themselves and top give first responders.

ColumbiaMagazine.com (c) alert

(Thu 01 Feb 2018 - 5:27amCT) - Motorists are urged to use extra caution at the intersection of the Columbia Bypass and Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, where first responders are working an injury accident at this time. Details are sketchy now, but will be posted here when more is available.

First responders, including Columbia Police, Adair EMS, Adair County Fire Department, Air Evac and more. Motorists should avoid the accident area if at all possible.


2018-02-01 05:07:16 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 1 Feb 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 1, 2018:
Friends reunited,
thanksgiving and renewed joy
for old life resumed.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 1 February 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2333



Ellie Caffee for Hornet News Network visits Dr. LeFever and the Metcalfe County Animal Shelter. For animal lovers:
Source: WalletHub


2018-02-01 03:54:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 1
Career employment anniversary, Rhonda Compton Cox, Bank of Columbia (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jason & Tabitha Upchurch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Amanda Decker (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, William and Betty Overstreet (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Roy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Baylee Johnson (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carli Feese 2/1/98 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cole Sargent | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Curtis Hardwick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derrick Hollers (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eliza Creola Biggs (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hallie Annabeth Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hallie Hadley (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Stinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jake Spoon (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Sewell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Haysley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Hutcheson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Harper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Hargis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Pelston (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jake Edwards, 64, Adair Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JoAnn Scott Wethington, 49, Green Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Roy, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester Voils, Sr., Russell Springs, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Marie Mann, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lee Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Redmon Simpson Adair Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Audra Clements, Casey Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldon Russell Guthrie, Cumberland Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Jackson, Adair Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Grimes, Taylor County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Edmonds, 72, Green County, KY (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reggie Taylor, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindon Antle, Russell Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Alben Wilson, Russell County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Glenn Conner, 55, Russell County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Henry Phelps, 66, Casey County, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Adean Ward Milby, 78, Green County, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shawn Matthew Cook, 39, Russell Co., KY (1976-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice Emerson, 84, Liberty, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara E. Aaron, 34, Russell Co./Adair native, KY (1982-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Sarah Edna Gray Wolfe, Burkesville, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Melvin Douglas (Doug) Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Noah Zion Wheeler, Upton, KY (1 Feb 2017 - 1 Feb 2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Forrest Mason Reid, 71, Casey Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Ann Alexander, 62, Burkesville, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eleanor -Elli- Florence Lipschutz, Casey County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Timothy McDonald, 47, Casey Co., KY (1970-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fannie Compton (1917-1995) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
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-3:30pmCT. | (ID:51826, 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-eight (68) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Eighteen (18) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) 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. Four (4) Court Events in Circuit Court. Seven (7) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Eleven (11) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Nineteen (19) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) 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:51829, Comment)
Today at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 9am-6pmCT. Bookmobile 8:am-3:30pmCT, Sparksville Run. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:51830, Comment)
9:30amCTAdair County Fiscal Court Special Called Meeting at in the Adair County Annex Basement 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Gale Cowan, Secretary to the Adair County Fiscal Court. AGENDA | (ID:51821, Comment)
10:00amCTService, Free Union Cemetery, for Lois J. Post, Russell Co., KY (1929-2018) | (ID:51808, Comment)
11:00amCTCampbellsville FRYSC advisory council meeting 11pmCT/12pmNoonET, at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council room, Campbellsville High School campus, 230 W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. - Calen McKinney. STORY | (ID:51419, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51827, Comment)
5:00pmCTPause for Chimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51828, Comment)
6:00pmCTLWC Women's Basketball at Cumberland University One Cumberland Square (Campus, not venue), Lebanon, TN, at 6pmCT, Thursday, February 1, 2018. Charles Balcom. STORY/Latest game | (ID:51769, Comment)
Adair 4-H Horse Program organizational meeting, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, KY. - Tony Rose STORY
See Map: with links to Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor | (ID:51819, Comment)

 























 
 
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