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Fresh blueberries, many vegetables at FM2 Saturday 9 Jun 2018

By Donna Jones

Fresh blueberries will be at the market as well as many other vegetables so come on by and support your local market.

The 2018 Farmers Market on the Square will add Wednesday sales 12noonCT-5pmCT beginning at FM2 June 13, 2018.


2018-06-08 21:22:05 | Comments | Printable version

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New City of Columbia banners installed today



2018-06-08 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
The City of Columbia installed bright new banners on the Square today, June 8, 2018. The breeze was having fun twisting the flag behind the new banner at the Campbellsville Street corner but the colors all made for an inviting downtown.

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Edwin (Boo) VanCleave, 72 Taylor County, KY

October 22, 1945 - June 07, 2018 (Age: 72)

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country honorably in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a native of Jefferson County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He was a retired employee of the Campbellsville Water Company, where he worked at the Water Treatment Plant. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved to pick on people he liked. He was the son of the late William VanCleave & Zillah Antle VanCleave. His wife, Paula Newcomb VanCleave, survives. He leaves four direct living descendants.
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Edwin "Boo" VanCleave, 72, Campbellsville, KY, died Thursday June 7, 2018, at 8:40pmET.

The funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Michael Goodwin. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 11am-1pmCT/12pmNoon-2pmET, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2018-06-08 18:35:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jennifer Carter: Meatskin Road named that because it's crooked

Jennifer Carter writes:
Probably because its crooked like a meat skin or that's what I always heard growing up in the area. - Jennifer
Comments re article 97788 History Query How did Meatskin Road get the name


2018-06-08 18:18:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Albany, KY, man charged in murder of Russell Springs man

KSP reports shooting incident occurred on KY 92 during a custody dispute. 32 year old male alleged to have fled scene with three juveniles taken against their will. He was apprehended in Albany after a short pursuit, and now is charged with murder and numerous other charges. None of the children were harmed, police say. A woman was flown to UK Hospital in Lexington, KY. The incident is still under investigation by Detective Josh Dicken.
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Note - A charges is merely accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a subsequent court of law.

By Tpr. Nick Hale, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

RUSSELL COUNTY, KY - (Fri 9 Jun 2018) This morning at approximately 10:14amCT Units from KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY, were dispatched to a residence on KY 92 in reference to a shooting that occurred following a custody dispute.


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2018-06-08 15:27:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Chairmen Wise, Carney announce school safety working group

Ex-officio members, consultants named.
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By John Cox, Communications Director, KY Senate Majority Caucus

FRANKFORT, KY (8 Jun 2018) - Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and Representative Bam Carney (R-Campbellsville) announced Friday the six ex-officio members selected to serve on the School Safety Working Group which will meet frequently throughout the interim period. The six ex-officio members are as follows:


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2018-06-08 13:39:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

District 3 traffic impact report for 11-12-13-14- 15 Jun 2018

Kentucky Transportation cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green, KY
(Serving Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd, and Warren Counties)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 8, 2018) - The expected traffic impacts in District 3 for June 11 through June 15 are listed below.



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2018-06-08 13:27:11 | Comments | Printable version

Search continues for 2-year-old Bullitt girl

Charlee Campbell, 2, was last seen at her Lebanon Junction home early on Thursday. Searchers have been looking for her since then. Relative taken into custody as a 'person of interest' but is not a suspect
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Kentucky Press News Service
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A relative who's a convicted felon has been taken into custody as the search continues for a missing Bullitt County toddler. Police told WDRB-TV that Robert Bailey is a person of interest in the case but not a suspect. Authorities said there is an outstanding warrant for Bailey but wouldn't say what it was for.


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2018-06-08 12:25:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Eric West wins hole-in-one prize at Chamber Golf Tournament

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By Ellen Zornes

The first ever Chamber Tournament 'Hole in One' Winner!!! - Eric West of Duo County Telecom, retrieves his ball after making history at the tournament Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was the winner of $10,000 and everyone was pretty excited! - ELLEN ZORNES, C/AC Chamber Executive Director.


2018-06-08 12:18:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

History Query: How did 'Meatskin Road' get the name?

Note: The writer, Frances Salyers, is co-proprietor of D & F Grocery & Deli, 4731 Edmonton Road, Gradyville, KY, and, as such, has to know almost everything, especially in these days of Gradyville's increasing importance as a tourist mecca.

Frances Salyers, writes:
OK. So a Guy came in and asked me, "How did 'Meatskin Road' get its name? So let's get some answers. - Frances Salyers.
Thanks, Frances Salyers, Good question, but beyond my ken. To let others know, 'Meatskin' Road is the segment of KY 768 which connects Edmonton Road to Burkesville Road. This segment is properly named 'Weed-Sparksville' Road. Hope someone will send us the answer.


2018-06-08 11:51:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

NKY husband sentenced for embezzling from wife's benefit plan

Kenton County Man sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling wife's employee benefit plan
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From U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Covington, KY - (Thu 7 Jun 2018) - Ronald Barnett Hill, 49, of Ft. Mitchell, KY, was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison by United States District Judge David Bunning for embezzling $248,000 from his wife's employee benefit plan.
Hill previously admitted that, in January, July and November 2013 he withdrew a total of $248,000 from a 401(k) account belonging to his wife. The 401(k) account was part of a defined contribution pension plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Hill owned and operated TPS Solutions, a corporation located in Kenton County, and as such was a fiduciary of the 401(k) funds held in accounts of its employees, including his wife. Hill stole nearly all of the money in his wife's account by fraudulently completing a hardship withdrawal form, forging his wife's signature, and signing the form as the Trustee authorized to complete the withdrawal. Hill pleaded guilty to the charges in March 2018.

Under federal law, Hill must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, made the announcement today after the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. The United States was represented by former Assistant United States Attorney Robert K. McBride and Assistant United States Attorney Wade T. Napier.


2018-06-08 11:38:46 | Comments | Printable version

Free dump and go until 3pmCT Fri and again til noon 9 Jun 2018

Vicky Pike called to report there's almost no waiting this time at the Mid-State Waste Transfer Station, 877 L Willis Road, Columbia, KY for free tipping days, today, Friday, June 8, 2018, until 3pmCT and again in the morning, Saturday June 9, 2018 until 12pmNoonCT. She said that unlike last year, the organization this time is keeping vehicles moving with almost no delays.

2018-06-08 11:11:16 | Comments | Printable version

KSP asking for volunteers to claim unowned new Dodge Chargers

Custom Sports Cars only available to eligible volunteers
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From Sherry H. Bray
Kentucky State Police Headquarters, Public Affairs Branch

FRANKFORT, KY (Fri 8 Jun 2018) - Each year the Kentucky State Police offers top of the line Dodge Chargers to the general public. For the last few years, many have gone unclaimed.


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2018-06-08 09:11:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Freda L. Mays, Warren County resident/Green County, KY native

October 3, 1948 - June 3, 2018 (Age 69)

She retired in May 2018 from Western Kentucky University after serving as a staff and faculty member for 41 years. She was passionate about her role as a teacher and treasured each and every student. She was a true dog lover and never met one that she didn't want to take home to a call her own. Her final resting place is in Macedonia Cemetery in Green County, KY
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Freda L Mays, 69, entered into rest at her home on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Freda's Life Celebration was Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 10amCT at J.C. Kirby and Son at the Lovers Lane Chapel. Visitation took place 9am-10amCT before the service. Burial was in the Macedonia Baptist Cemetery, 125 Macedonia Church Road, Greensburg, KY 42743,at 12pmNoonCT, Thursday.


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2018-06-08 08:50:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Casey Creek Lodge presents bikes to ACES attendance winners

Winners at ACES: Hayley Parnell and Bryson Adams
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By Carper Hayes, Master, Casey Creek Lodge #536

Casey Creek Lodge #536 F. & A. M. presented two bicycles to the winners for perfect attendance at Adair County Elementary School for the Spring Semester on May 24, 2018. The winners were Hayley Parnell and Bryson Adams. Representing Casey Creek Lodge were Tony Gabehart-Junior Steward, Marvin Martin-Junior Warden, and Brian DeWitt-Senior Warden.


2018-06-08 07:37:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACHS Site-Based Council meets Mon 11 Jun 2018

Adair County High School's regularly scheduled monthly site-base meeting will be Monday, June 11, 2018, at 4:30pmCT, in the library at ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. -Troy W Young

2018-06-08 07:24:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Lou Ann Gore Flanagan recognizes hayfield of Russell farmacist

Lou Ann Gore Flanagan writes:
Ed, you are standing at Charlie Gores. - Lou Ann Gore Flanagan
Comments re photo 79153 Its a great time of the year First mowings


2018-06-08 07:16:50 | Comments | Printable version

Brad Reynolds brings Real Science to Camp Rocket

Brad Reynolds shows Camp Rocket Kids some amazing animals
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By Dana Harmon, 21st Century Learning Center/Camp Rocket Director

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY, Camp Rocket participants were in for an exciting lesson in creatures of all kinds.

Brad Reynolds, of Real Science brought an excellent variety of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles and mammals to share with the students. We saw hissing cockroaches, a tarantula, a hermit crab, toads, a bullfrog, a salamander, a gecko, a bearded dragon, a baby soft shell turtle, a box turtle, a preserved head of an alligator, snakes and the cutest hedgehog!!


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2018-06-08 04:08:48 | Comments | Printable version

Flags at half-staff in honor of KY Korean War soldier - Friday

Corporal Ernest L.R. Heilman, Greenup, KY, was listed as Missing in Action until being accounted for on August 19, 2018.
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By Nicole Burton
from Gov. Matt Bevin's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (Thu 7 Jun 2018) - Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday, June 8, 2018, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Cpl. Ernest L.R. Heilman, 19, a Greenup, KY soldier who was captured and killed during the Korean War.


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2018-06-08 02:53:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 08 Jun 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 8, 2018:
One puffed up with pride,
in each retelling of tale
adds what might have been.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 8 June 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2460



2018-06-08 02:00:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Free tipping in Columbia Fri and Sat, 8 - 9 Jun 2018

By Vicky Pike

Adair residents, remember you have free tipping of your waste at the the Mid-State Waste Transfer Station, 877 L. Willis Road, Friday, June 8, 2018 from 7am-3pmCT, and from 7am-12pmNoonCT, Saturday, June 9, 2018.

No weigh in or out. Just dump and go. Things should move along much faster.

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2018-06-08 01:14:01 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 8
Happy Anniversary, Cody & Natalie Dobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeff and Kristie Johnson (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Barnes and Barbara Barnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David August Lepiarczyk | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, George Kolbenschlag | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Vance | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julita Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lana Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Yarberry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ridge David Long (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Stivers | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delphus "Jummy" Bardin, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Obituary: McIvor Newcomb, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Brown Coomer, Columbia, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Coomer (1922-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda Lynn McClister, Russell Co., KY (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Shofner, Campbellsville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Garrett Gregory, Columbia, KY(1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Bennett Wray, Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James B. (J.B.) Day, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Thomas, Cumberland Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ollin Reed Scott, Green Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Kendall, Campbellsville, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Lester, Caseu Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Ballard, Cumberland Co., KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodney L. Johnson, Russell Co., KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ervin Junior Blythe, 53, Beaumont, KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip William Sears, Liberty, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Oldeda Curry, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jo Ann Coffey, 78, Russell Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roberta Atwood, 88, Casey County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fredia Roy, 56, Adair County, KY (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell Ray Compton, 48, Green Co., KY/Adair native (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Jessie, 60, Edmonton, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ada Jones Antle, 95, Campbellsville, KY (1920-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Smith, 66, Adair County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Walter Leach, 55, Jamestown, KY (1962-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard D. McIntyre, 83, Cumberland County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy R. Bryant, 70, Taylor County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTFLAG STATUS TODAY: Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Cpl. Ernest L.R. Heilman, 19, a Greenup, KY soldier who was captured and killed during the Korean War. Nicole Burton STORY | (ID:53921, Comment)
7:00amCT "Free Tipping" at the Mid-State Waste Transfer Station, 877 L. Willis Road, Columbia, KY will be held today, 7am-3pmCT. Bridget Compton. DETAILS/2 Day Schedule | (ID:53828, Comment)
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:53922, Comment)
7:45amCTAC Schools Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, CLOSED Fridays 8 Jun thru 27 Jul 2018. Pamela A. Stephens, Ed.D., Superintendent, Adair County School System. STORY | (ID:53908, Comment)
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at a 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. No (0) 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. 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. No (0) Court Events in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Three (3) Event(s) in Circuit Court. Four (4) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:53904, Comment)
Metcalfe County Farmers Market open 8am-1pmCT - Gaye Shaw, E/MC Chamber - STORY | (ID:53923, Comment)
Adair County Public Library. 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Open 8am-5pmCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:53924, Comment)
NoonCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Dale (Peewee) Johnson, 76, Russell Co., KY (1942-2018) | (ID:53906, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:53925, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Gentlev Groce Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1922-2018) | (ID:53879, Comment)
2:00pmCTService for Mary Ella Jaynes, 84, former Casey County resident | (ID:53907, Comment)
4:00pmCTMarion County Music Fest, Lebanon, KY 4pmCT/5pmET - Jenny Kawa. -STORY/DETAILS | (ID:53540, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:53926, 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:53927, Comment)
6:00pmCTWilly Wonky and Chocolate Factory Jr at CU thru Sunday | (ID:53779, Comment)
Vacation Bible School 6pm-7:30pmCT each evening, at Russell Heights Baptist Church, 19 N Bramblett Street, Columbia, KY - Janet Harmon. MORE | (ID:53815, Comment)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School, Charity Baptist Church, 4-8 Jun 2018 4072 Holmes Bend Road, Columbia, KY. Janet Biggs STORY | (ID:53769, Comment)

 






















 
 
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