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Sad word of the passing of Evelyn Kerr Finley, Burkesville, KY

The sad word has reache us of the passing of Mrs. Evelyn Kerr Finley, 76, Burkesville, KY, who died Friday, February 2, 2018 in Byrdstown, TN. Arrangements are incomplete and will be posted here when available from Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY.

2018-02-03 18:45:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Sue Grafton at one of her alphabet series book signings

2018-02-03 - Photo from family collection.
Good friend Joan McKinney of Campbellsville, at right, and I talked about how deeply we felt the loss when one of our favorite authors, Sue Grafton, pictured with Joan at left, passed away at the end of the year. Joan had enjoyed having met her when she'd attended a book signing. Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, died in December, 2017 at age 77 after she'd fought a two-year battle with cancer. She began her alphabet series in 1982 and made it all the way to Y for Yesterday, and sadly, her family announced there will be no "Z". - Linda Waggener

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Traffic Advisory: 3 vehicle crash blocks US 31 E, Nelson Co., KY

By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (Sat 3 Feb 2018, 2:56pmCT/3:56pmET) -A three vehicle crash near Cox's Creek in Nelson County on US 31E has blocked the road in both directions at the Heritage Drive intersection. Law enforcement is conducting a crash reconstruction. Closure is expected to last up to four hours. Motorists should avoid the area and consider an alternate route in advance of reaching the area. Traffic is being rerouted via KY 509 and KY 245.

2018-02-03 15:29:18 | Comments | Printable version

Brenda Gail Curry Tucker, 59, Adair County, KY (1958-2018)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a homemaker. She was born in McLean County, IL, was a former resident of Green County, KY, and was a resident of Adair County at the time of her death. She leaves nine direct living descendants.
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Mrs. Brenda Gail Curry Tucker, 59, of Columbia, KY, formerly of Green County, KYdeparted this life on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the University of KY Hospital in Lexington, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Gail Curry Tucker will be conducted at 2pmCT/3pmET, Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Elkorn Baptist Church, 3145 Elkhorn Road, Campbellsville, KY with burial to follow in the Pierce Community Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Edwards will be officiating. Visitation is requested from 10am-10pmCT/11am-2pmET, Monday at the Elkorn Baptist Church in Campbellsville. The Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, is in charge of the services.

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2018-02-03 15:10:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Gov. Bevin: Power-Tec is expanding in Simpson County, KY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PowerTec Solutions International Plans 20-job HQ Expansion in Simpson County. $2.26 million-plus project to include larger distribution facility and testing lab
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By Nicole Burton and Jack Mazurak
News from Gov. Matt Bevins' Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (2 Feb 2018) - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced PowerTec Solutions International LLC (PSI), a producer of power source devices and other power-related products, will create 20 full-time jobs as it invests more than $2.26 million for a new headquarters and distribution operation in Franklin.

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2018-02-03 13:23:03 | Comments | Printable version

Bloomington Chapel Youth Valentine Dinner: Sat 10 Feb 2018

By Martie Spoon, Teen Leader

There will be a Valentine's Dinner fundraiser in the Fellowship Hall at Bloomington Chapel Church, 60 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia, KY, 4pm-8pmCT, Saturday February 10, 2018. Proceeds go to the Teen Group at the church. Contact: Martie Spoon, Teen Group leader. 270-634-1451.

2018-02-03 11:55:47 | Comments | Printable version

Kudos to Hardee's of Columbia for drive through receptacle

She's warming up to the chain because of act of civic responsibility, installing a trash receptacle for drive through customers. The act is ending a brief - just 25 year - feud and her family's boycott, which began in the mountains when a manager once told her husband the trash blowing around was "Good Advertising."
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By Diane R Wallace Kudos to Hardee's! This Photo and Caption was a pleasant surprise to me. In my opinion, they deserve this recognition.

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2018-02-03 10:56:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

DAV Service Officer at VFW Post 6097 - 5 Feb 2018

No appointments. First come, First served.
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By Joe Hare, VFW Post 6097 Commander

The DAV service officer will be at VFW Post 6097, 500 Greenhills Road, Columbia from 0800-1000 Hrs, Monday 5 Feb 2018.

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2018-02-03 10:31:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Basketmaker Jennifer Zurick receives Governor's Award

Kentucky Artisan Center Celebrates Artist's Achievement
The Kentucky Artisan Center, 200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY. The center's exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, 8am-5pmCT/9am-6pmET, and the cafe is open from 8am-3pmCT/9am-4pmET. Admission is free.
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News from Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates Basketmaker Jennifer Zurick who received the Governor's Award in the Arts, Folk Heritage Award in a ceremony at the Kentucky Governor's Mansion on Friday in Frankfort.

Jennifer Zurick, of Berea, is a self-taught artist whose work exemplifies innovation, simplicity and a kind of artistic excellence that occurs when a maker of masterful skill becomes one with the material.

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2018-02-03 09:59:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

LWC wrestling competes in Newberry, SC - Sat 03 Feb 2018

By Chris Coombs
News from Lindsey Wilson Athletics

COLUMBIA, KY The No. 9-ranked Lindsey Wilson wrestling team competes at the Newberry Open Saturday hosted by NCAA Division II member Newberry (SC at Eleazer Arena, 2100 College Street (Campus), Newberry, SC, starting at 8amCT/9amET.

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2018-02-03 05:23:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

The flu season hasn't yet peaked - precautions still urgent

During the next two months of flu season, complete protection will be difficult, but following some essential every day health rules, starting with washing hands often, and knowing how germs are spread, added to taking an annual flu shot, can improve the odds.
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Information gleaned online, and evidence in the region emphasizes the danger of the current flu epidemic. National Public Radio aired this story on Friday, February 2, 2018, PUBLIC HEALTH CDC: Flu Season Getting Even Worse, Especially For Children (Link works 03 Feb 2018) by Richard Harris - a reminder that flu season may be peaking, but is far from over, and points out the heart rending facts facing parents in this current influenza outbreak.

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2018-02-03 04:11:22 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SATURDAY with CM - 03 Feb 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 3, 2018:
Bargaining approach,
if you do, then I will do,
will not get you far.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 3 February 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2335

2018-02-03 02:19:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 3
Happy Anniversary, Bob and Peggy Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryce Steele (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candace Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ginger Easton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaurden Hubele | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Lynn Jones (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kole Ryan Atwood (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kurt Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Sneed (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melanie Ollery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Lora Atwell (1910) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Ryan Moore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Opal Forrest Hughes (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Matthews | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stanley Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vickie Fisher (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitney Frost (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Edna Clements, Casey Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert William (Bill) Lenihan (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Phillip Rodgers Adair Co., KY, native (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florene Green, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, M.O. Kelsey, Russell Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian K. Tarter, Casey Co., KY (1926-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Richard (Dick) Acree , Taylor Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Harold Autry, Adair County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Goode, 81, Casey Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nelda Ferguson, Adair County, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Lee Delk, Casey County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, April Anderson Thompson, 30, Burkesville, KY (1984-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Doggie) Walters, Taylor Co., KY, (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diana Kay Ware, Casey Co., KY (1963-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ellen Gertrude Upchurch, 95, Russell Co., KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katherine Joan Thacker Long, Metcalfe Co., KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Michael Carter Price, Green Co., KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tom Rathke, 88, Casey County, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick McCleery, 64, Marrowbone, KY(1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Willia Hicks (Aunt Bill) Smith, 107, Burkesville, KY (1909-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Amber Rae Knight Sanders, Casey Co., KY (1995-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verniece Lee Taylor, Taylor County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Louis Smith, 48, Metcalfe Co., KY (1969-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Wayne (Todd) Pyles, 68, Russell Co., KY/Adair native (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Lankford Pascoe, 63, Green County, KY (1955-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Ray Dease, 54, Taylor County, KY (1964-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stevie Kerr, 67, Russell Springs, KY, (1951-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Cowan Tweedy (1952-1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory, Caleb Kyle Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 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-3pmCT. | (ID:51857, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the library. See Adair County Public Library calendar, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Sat 8am-12pmCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:51859, Comment)
LWC wrestling completes in Newberry, SC | (ID:51862, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Patricia Edwards Bertrand, 71, Green Co. KY (1946-2018) | (ID:51820, Comment)
Celebration of Life, Somerset, KY, for Joseph Guinn Richards, 79, Pulaski Co./Adair Co., KY native (1938-2018) | (ID:51824, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51858, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51860, Comment)


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