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ROLL TRIBE! Indians playing in 5th Regional 5 March 2018

ACHS Assistant Coach Daniel Hedges calls for a "BLUE OUT" crowd at Monday night's 5th Regional tournament game at Marion County High School, 735 E Main Street, Lebanon, KY. The Indians play Larue County, Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:45pmCT/8:45pmET. He gives an overview of the team's win to get them to this position, below.
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By Daniel Hedges, Assistant Coach

The final score of Thursday evening's win over Central Hardin was 64-52 in the first round of the 5th Regional tournament at Marion County High School.

We pulled away in the second half. The season has been rocky with new faces in the rotation and a tough schedule. However, we exhibited much stronger defense Thursday night, and the team is starting to gel.

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2018-03-04 23:04:56 | Comments | Printable version

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Daffodil Watch 2018: Best of the weekend

2018-03-04 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The Daffodil watch in the welcome sunshine of the weekend found these perfectly beautiful ones in the Sano area of Adair County. -- LW

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Miss Victoria: Neighbors still help neighbors in Greater Bliss

If Greater Bliss hasn't seemed the same lately, it's because Miss Vicky has been recovering from a bout with a rare ingrate on her place, which required a trip to UK for surgery to fix her broken arm. Now she's back, grateful for all the help her neighbors have given, and grateful that Greater Bliss is still a place where neighbors help neighbors.
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By Miss Victoria Browning Pike
News from Greater Bliss & New Columbia

The girls at Miss Vicky's Pampered Angus Ranch are all separated from the gentlemen are enjoying a sunny afternoon searching out every inch of their new found pasture right across from major developments in New Columbia.

Sadly to say. it's time for the gentlemen to go to market while the girls await new homes as cows on some lucky farmers' spread(s).

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2018-03-04 18:18:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

John Howery thinks Calen picture may be Photo of the Year

John Howery writes:
Is it too early to select a photo of the year? We may have a winner! What an expression! --John Howery
Comments re photo 77486 How does one understand the phases of the moon Cookies picture of CES First Grader Daven Davis by Calen McKinney.

2018-03-04 16:38:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Farm, Home & Garden EXPO will be Sat 17 Mar 2018 at ACES

Nick Roy writes:
The 2018 Farm, Home & Garden EXPO presented by the Adair County Extension Council is set for Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10am till 2pmCT at the Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. The 2018 EXPO will feature new activities as well as some of the traditional activities of past, including vendors and youth activities. This year we will serve hot dogs for lunch and desserts will be provided by the Adair County Extension Homemakers. As always, the UK Cooperative Extension Service will be distributing publications on agriculture, gardening, fruit trees, food preservation & storing vegetables, and much more! For more information or a Vendor Application for 2018 Farm, Home, & Garden EXPO, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-384-2317.
- Nick Roy Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

2018-03-04 15:43:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Farm and Garden

Peggy Witt, Russell County, KY/Casey Co. native (1938-2018)

She was the matriarch of a very large, widely spread South Central Kentucky family.
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Peggy Witt, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away , Sunday March 04, 2018 at Her residence.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT, Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY. with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Fair Cemetery, Cain Road, Liberty, Casey County, KY. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11am till 1pmCT, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.

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2018-03-04 13:31:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Varmint story: Something you don't see every day

By Darryl Smith

I was outside and heard my dog barking at something and thought she had treed a squirrel (I thought she had outgrown that in her advanced age) but when I looked over it was a groundhog that had climbed up to safety.

I didn't even know they could do that but a Google search returns many pictures and stories. Apparently they will climb to escape predators, to survey their surroundings, and to raid fruit trees.

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2018-03-04 11:57:29 | Comments | Printable version

Myrtle -- a family story deserving of being passed along

Sharon Whitehurst writes:
This is definitely one of those family stories that deserves to be shared and passed along -- as goodly an inheritance as the best china or grandfather's favorite rocking chair. -- SW
Comments re article 95949 Myrtle found at the old Scott place

2018-03-04 10:49:29 | Comments | Printable version

Reid Crawford considering his dad's cave downstairs

By Jane M White

Meet Reid Crawford, 5, who has come a long way since the days of hanging out in the pocket of his dad's Bowling Green Fire Department uniform.

These days Reid is more occupied with big boy logistics so he can help his dad solve a huge problem.

On a recent visit with his Nana, Tammy Crawford, Reid told his Nana, "Daddy says he's putting a man cave in the basement.

I don't think it will fit."

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2018-03-04 10:47:49 | Comments | Printable version

Boys exploring Coffey's Cave found walled well under Square

News from 103 years ago. Coffey's Cave has been in the news the past few days. Making this article, by "Jim" from 2010 of even more interest today. "Jim" declined to pinpoint the spot on the Square where the walled well would have been located, deferring to other authorities.

By "Jim"

The following article appeared in the Wednesday, November 17, 1915 News.
A Cave in Columbia

There are but few people who live in Columbia know that a cave runs through a portion of the town.

About fifty years ago Dr. S.B. Field, who owned the property in which Mr. Geo. H Nell resides, commenced having a well dug in the corner of his barn lot, the barn standing on the corner opposite where Mr. W.C. Murrell now lives. The hands had gone down about fifteen feet when they struck a hollow. Upon investigation it was found to be of some magnitude, and the whole town gathered upon the scene. The writer [and] W.C. Murrell, then small boys, and another boy, whose name can not be recalled, concluded to explore the cavern.

They entered at the opening of the well started by Dr. Field, and walked and crawled to what was known then as the Milton P. Wheat residence, located where Walter Ingram's store now stands [on the Square]. At this point they came to a basin and discovered that a well was walled from which water was pumped. The boy whose name can not be remembered, got in the well and climbed to the top, stepping out upon land, it being an old time well.

W.C. Murrell and the writer then retraced their steps, coming out at the place from which they started.
(The author of the above piece almost certainly was John Ed Murrell, longtime employee of the News. "Fifty years ago," or around 1865, both he and W.C. Murrell would have been in their early teen years.) -"Jim"

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2018-03-04 10:32:44 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Grass isn't grass at all

Taft Neal writes:
It's not grass, it's wild garlic --Taft Neal
Comments re photo 77489 Seeking name of tall green grass

2018-03-04 07:43:56 | Comments | Printable version

David Herbst: Plant is Star of Bethlehem

David Herbst writes:
Linda, the plant in your yard is the Star of Bethlehem Flower. As temperatures continue to increase this Spring the plant will wilt and seemingly disappear, but it will be back next year at this same time. - David

2018-03-04 06:34:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Farm and Garden

LWC v. CU for MSC Tournament championship Sun 4 Mar 2018

If you go, it's about 3.5 hours from Downtown Columbia, to the East Kentucky Expo according to Google Maps.

The Mid South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Championship will be decided this afternoon, at 3pmCT/4pmET, Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the East Kentucky Expo, 26 Main Street, Pikeville, KY, with Lindsey Wilson College facing Campbellsville University in the championship game.

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2018-03-04 05:51:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Pre-game review article before the big game 5 March 2018

Excitement is growing for Monday night showdown in Lebanon
Most Adair County fans have already seen this article post Tuesday, February 27, 2018, on, but it's worth a review for everybody: He'd help Kentucky right now.' Nation's top freshman plays for Adair County by Josh Moore, which explains why ACHS Freshman Zion Harmon is making Adair County High School boys basketball the most watched team in America.

See also: Adair Countians plan awesome crowd presence at Robey Dome! ACHS boys basketball team plays Larue County HS Monday night, March 5, 2018, at 7:45pmCT. The game is at the Robey Dome, Marion County High School, 735 E Main Street, Lebanon, KY. I would like to encourage the community to come out and be loud. - DANIEL HEDGES.

2018-03-04 05:28:09 | Comments | Printable version

Linda's grass??? - BJF thinks it's not grass at all

Thinks same plant in his yard and it regenerates from bulbs

By Billy Joe Fudge

Since I don't know it's name I can only say that it is not a "true" grass, in my opinion. Just to the right of the plant in question is "Wild Onion" which as we all know comes back each year from below ground bulbs.

As you can see from the associated picture of the roots of what I believe to be the same plant from my yard, it also regenerates from bulbs.

I never had the plant in my yard until I made a clandestine, late afternoon run to move some rich, Russell Creek, bottomland soil into one of my flowerbeds. Looks as if crime doesn't pay after all.

About - Seeking name of tall green grass

2018-03-04 04:56:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Farm and Garden

Today, SUNDAY with CM - 04 Mar 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 4, 2018:
Be used to doing
whatever comes into head,
unlikely likely.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 4 March 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2364

2018-03-04 04:25:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Alexis Kessler wins third national swimming title

Kessler named NAIA Swimmer of the Year as Lindsey Wilson women's swimming finishes a program-best fourth at National Championships. Laura Stephenson, Bailey Seitz, Jessica Macdonald, Emily Wood, and Sarah Hahn earn individual honors.
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By Anthony Latessa

Columbus, GA (Sat 3 Mar 2018) - Alexis Kessler won a NAIA National Championship for a third-straight night and was named NAIA Swimmer of the Year as the Lindsey Wilson women's swim finished in a program-best fourth-place at the 2018 NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships held at the Columbus Aquatic Center on Saturday.

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2018-03-04 04:24:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 4
Happy Anniversary, Timmy and Karen Montgomery (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aaron Steele (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Blake Walker (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Braiden Wayne Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, C.J. Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claude K. Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Dillingham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fred Plahuta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Pyles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lawrence Odell Richard (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Wade | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Garner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mandy Jo Shanklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martie Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Russell Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Bragg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paul Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Absher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiana Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vonda Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Davis, 84, Green County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Bryant, 85, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. William Lee Bell, 48, Greensburg, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Mr. Samuel Udell Dangerfield, Green Co. native (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Streeval, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsha Kay Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY, (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hershel Bailey, Adair County, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Woody Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela F. (Pam) Craft, Cumberland Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Phelps, Casey Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Creech Carman, Casey County, KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY, (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W.R. Bowen, Taylor County, KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nedoma Blair, 92, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Ruth Bryant Mardis, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Omer Lee Long, Sr., 90, Casey County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kelly M. Lawless, 41, Jamestown, KY (1975-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Sweet, 95, Adair Co., KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martie Corbin, 58, Adair County, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alva E. Hadley, 81, Russell County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Cathryn Cornett, Liberty, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Willoughby Clark, 89, Green County, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Anderson, 85, Russell County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Hochstrasser, Casey Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen Wayne Wheat, 41, Russell County, KY (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Lane Riddle, 62, Magnolia, KY (1956-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Francis Sneed Jones, Green Co./Adair Co., KY native (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene L. Helm (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul W. Curry | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
12:01amCTELECTION 2018 - NOTE: Following links live Saturday, 17 Feb 2018.
Linked from Latest List of candidates, Adair Co, KY or, go directly to

(PAID ADV) Statement ads:
Buddy Powell, for Jailer - Terry Sullivan, for Magistrate - Ken Hill, for PVA. - Chris Reeder for Magistrate - Leighann Vanarsdale Loy, for Magistrate - Doug Campbell, for Magistrate - - Scotty Neat for PVA - Chris Pennington for Magistrate - Joey White for Jailer - NEW - Dallas Luttrell for Sheriff

Dan Ballou for Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court

(Inquire at any time, 24/7/365, for statement placement at at 270-250-2730). | (ID:52382, Comment)
9:00amCTNew Sunday Worship hours - The Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, has new worship service hours. Morning worship service is now at 9amCT, with Sunday school to follow. Everyone is invited. - Darrell Overstreet | (ID:52378, Comment)
10:30amCTBlakey Quartet at Bethany Baptist Church - Kathy Cox STORY | (ID:52379, Comment)
NoonCTLW Baseball hosts Indiana Tech in Doubleheader at Egnew Park, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. - Christopher Coombs.. | (ID:52356, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:52384, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, 1pmCT/2pmET Campbellsville, KY for William Larry Willis, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2018) | (ID:52350, Comment)
Services, 1pmCT/2pmET, Liberty, KY, for Gary Thomas Price, 48, King's Mountain, KY (1970-2018) | (ID:52375, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Jamestown, KY, for JoNell Hadley, 85, Russell County, KY (1932-2018) | (ID:52372, Comment)
2:30pmCTFanning artwork at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery | (ID:52332, Comment)
3:00pmCTLWC Men's Basketball v. Campbellsville University for MSC Tournament championship, at the East Kentucky Expo, 26 Main Street, Pikeville, KY. | (ID:52386, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime check CM Directory of Churches
for Sunday evening worship service schedules. | (ID:52383, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:52385, Comment)


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