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ACMS Site Based Council meets in regular session 21 Aug 2018

By Alma Rich, Principal

The Adair County Middle School SBDM Council will meet in regular session at 3:30pmCT, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the school, ACMS, 322 Gen John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. - Alma Rich

2018-08-09 19:33:30 | Comments | Printable version

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Paz-Holley Project update - Over $100,000 now raised for home

2018-08-09 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Marian Grant.
The Paz-Holley Project now has over $100,000 raised to buy the home for the family of twelve! This graph by Marian Grant shows at a glimpse how it has come together. To help with the Paz-Holley Project, contact any one of the committee members that follow: Paz-Holley Project Chairman Rick Wilson 270-378-1490, Treasurer Maggie Coleman 704-281-3055, Robin Lewis 270-250-5299, Troy Grider 270-250-3523, Dennis Loy 270-634-1429, Jane Reed 270-805-9183, Sarah Dean 270-634-2204, Marian Grant 270-378-1782, Danny Fudge 270-634-0727 and Stacey Wilson 270-250-4798.

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Adair Co. Fiscal Court special regular meeting, 13 Aug 2018 - AGENDA

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By Gale Cowan

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in special regular session at 6pmCT, Tue 13 Aug 2018, in the basement meeting room, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, with the following agenda:

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2018-08-09 19:03:31 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Julia Francis (Judy) Franklin, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2018)

May 8, 1954 ~ August 7, 2018 (Age 64)
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church. Mrs. Franklin, or Judy, as she was affectionately known, was a former nurse's aid and a cosmetologist. Her big heart, quick smile, and daily acts of kindness will be dearly missed. She was the daughter of the Willaim Edward Sr. & Dorothy Louise Dollar Franklin.
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Mrs. Julia Francis "Judy" Franklin, 64, of Campbellsville, KY, currently a resident of Glasgow State Nursing Facility in Glasgow, KY, departed this life on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Glasgow, KY.

The funeral service for Julia Francis "Judy" Franklin, will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10amCT/11amET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Roadm, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Mt. Gilboa Cemetery, with Bro. J.T. Rafferty officiating. The family requests visitation from 5pm-8pmCT, on Friday, August 10, 2018, at the funeral home.

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2018-08-09 12:58:38 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor County Grand Jury returns indictments Tue 7 AUG 2018

Indictments brought against 20 individuals from Campbellsville, Elkhorn, Loretto, and Liberty, KY on charges including theft, robbery, DUI, wanton endangerment, possession, burglary, and leaving the scene of an accident.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The Taylor County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Campbellsville, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, 7 August 2018:

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2018-08-09 12:57:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Barbara Cochran, 74, Casey County, KY (1944-2018)

April 07, 1944 ~ August 08, 2018 (Age 74)
Barbara was a former employee of Green River Grain. She was a native of Hollywood, CA, and a resident of Lexington KY, at the time of her death there. She was the matriarch of a large, respected family. Her husband, Joe Cochran survives. She leaves 42 direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in South Fork Cemetery, Casey County, KY.
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Barbara Ann Cochran age 74, of Lexington, KY passed away on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be held at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Saturday August 11, 2018 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Rev. Timothy Morrisett officiating. Burial will in the Caney Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 9amCT/10amET, Saturday August 11, 2018 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

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2018-08-09 12:43:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sad word of the passing of Dennie Murray, 61, Knifley, KY

Dennie Murray, 61, of Knifley, Ky passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:47amCT, at the Casey County Hospital, Liberty, KY. She is survived by her husband, Robert Murray of Knifley, KY, and her children Angela Brumley, Kayla Green, Becky Lawson, Jeff Pyles, and Dusty Pyles. Burial will be in the Caldwell Chapel Cemetery, 2705 Caldwell Ridge Road, Knifley, KY. Arrangements with complete obituary, will be posted here when available from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, K

2018-08-09 12:23:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rebecca (Becky) Sue Redford Holt, 45, Casey Co., KY native (1973-2018)

April 5, 1973 ~ August 4, 2018 (Age 45)
Becky was a homemaker. She loved to play bingo and spend time with her grandkids. She was the daughter of James & Beverly Dalton Redford. Her special friend, Jerry Lee Holt, Sr., survives. She leaves six direct living descendants.
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Rebecca "Becky" Sue Redford Holt, of Danville, KY, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at her residence.

Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Road, Liberty, KY.

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2018-08-09 12:03:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Book signing for Lanny Tucker book 'Harp's Head'

Book centers around Big Harp, who was executed and decapitated in 1799. One of Big Harper's victims was the young son of Columbia founder Daniel Trabue. The book's main story takes place during the Civil War, in Greensburg.
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By Jelaine Harlow

Writer Lanny Tucker of Greensburg will have a book signing for his new novel of historical fiction, Harp's Head, Saturday morning, 9am-12pmNoonCT, August 11, 2018 at the Green County Public Library, 112 West Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Confessed murderer Big Harp was executed and decapitated in 1799.

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2018-08-09 11:42:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Kid friendly FM2 eat-free menu for Sat 11 Aug 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018 and will be a great days to spend Kids Bucks and Senior Bucks. The vegetables, berries and melons continue some of the best ever . . . I've been told. - LOIS CUNNINGHAM

By Lois Cunningham

Kids eat free at the Hungry Kids Cafe, open Saturdays for breakfast and lunch at Farmer's Market on the Square, Corner Merchant & Campbellsville Streets, Columbia, KY 8am-1pmCT (our hours may be slightly different from FM2). Here's our menu for Saturday, August 1, 2018:
  • Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Omelet. Spicy Zucchini Breakfast Bread. Fruit Parfait.
  • Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Crispy Vegetable Fries. Sliced Tomatoes. Dessert: Cherry Swirl Cake.
Drinks for both meals: Apple Juice. Orange Juice. Water. Milk.

All kids eat free every Saturday. Parents are welcome to join children for a donation. And thanks to the seniors who eat with us and tell us it's the best meal they've had all day. We really appreciate that. - LOIS

2018-08-09 11:28:21 | Comments | Printable version

Kevin Clapp speaks on 'Power of Choice' at AYDC

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By Wes Irving, AYDC School Administrator

Kevin Clapp from God Strong Ministries out of North Carolina visited the Adair Youth Development Center on Thursday, August 2, 2018. He spoke to the students about the "Power of Choice".

His message was very straight forward and real with the students, they have the power to choose a different path in life. He made a great connection with the students that will enable them to make better choices. - Wes Irvin

2018-08-09 10:07:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Barbara Ann Durham Simmons, Green County, KY (1933-2018)

August 12, 1933 ~ August 7, 2018 (1933-2018)
She was a Medical Assistant and a member of the Green County Historical Society. She was the daughter of the late Richard Durham and Flossie Patrum Durham and the widow of Dr. Robert Proctor Simmons, her husband of 62 years. She was the matriarch of a distinguished South Central Kentucky family. She leaves 10 direct living descendants.
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Barbara Ann Durham Simmons, 84, of Green County, KY, departed this life on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral services for Barbara Ann Durham Simmons will be conducted at 9amCT, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with cremation to follow, Warren Wolfe officiating. Visitation is requested 5pm-8pmCT, Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Sunday until time of the funeral service.

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

Query #98900: Stats Giant Fishpond Lake Bass

About - Giant, trophy largemouth bass caught at Fishpond Lake Randy Isaac writes:
I ran across a pic of a surveyed fish being held by a someone helping with an electroshock survey. I was wondering what the measurements and weight of this bass from Fishpond Lake, in Letcher Co KY, were? The date was 4-24-2014. Thanks, - Randy
Thank you, Randy Isaac - We're posting your query in hopes someone enlighten us with the informaton, or tell us where to find it. - EW

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

To The Nines - shop late within walking distance of the Square - SPONSORED

To The Nines - evening shopping until 9pmCT in downtown Columbia - happens tomorrow, Friday, August 10, 2018, when downtown businesses around and within walking distance of the Public Square are working together to offer later hours one night a month.

Twenty-four businesses are now on track to participate and keep their businesses open for the convenience of shoppers needing those later hours to be able to visit and explore what's being offered right here locally. Four specific ads, click on their name below, tell in-depth what they have to share with shoppers:
1) Betty's Flowers 'n Things, 310 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY
2) Columbia Martial Arts Center (C-MAC), 207 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY
3) Libby's Gift Boutique & Southern Accents and Cheryl's Princesses & Pirates
4) NANWOOD MARKET, 206 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

To have your business featured on, just text 270-403-0017 or email

2018-08-09 08:45:51 | Comments | Printable version

His Heart at CV Christian, Sun 19 Aug 2018

Adair County Sunday Morning Singing

His Heart will be singing at Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Cane Valley, KY, at 10:45amCT, Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 10:45 central daylight time. We invite everyone to come and worship with us through the singing. Larry Neat

2018-08-09 07:56:57 | Comments | Printable version

Paz-Holley Project update: Home total flies past $100,000!!

That leaves a remaining balance now under $8,000 to buy the house valued at $318,000, for the price Adanta has offered of $108,000. That's the goal so ten children and their parents can spend Thanksgiving 2018 in a home that fits their number.

By Linda Waggener

J.O.Y. Ministries Treasurer Maggie Coleman began this day, August 9, 2018, with a report that, "the Paz-Holley total is at $100,785..." -- amazing! That leaves a remaining balance now of only $7,215 to buy the house, valued at $318,000, for the price Adanta has offered of $108,000. The goal is to bring the family of 12 into their right-size home by Thanksgiving -- and it is a vision that is becoming much more focused every time someone gives a gift, large and small, one brick at a time.

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2018-08-09 07:55:52 | Comments | Printable version

Von Flatt Price remembers 'Mr. Rollin', a true gentleman

Von Price writes:
So sad to hear of "Mr Rollin" passing. That is what most everyone referred to him as. Just a show of respect for him. My brother worked for him at the Service Station on Campbellsville Street.

He was always a true Southern Gentleman. Treated everyone with respect. My heart goes out to the Family.And may God give them Peace and Comfort at this difficult time.

Also being an Adair County High School Graduate and I remember Harry, Jerry and Shelia from there. And seeing Mr Rolin celebrate his many birthdays that Shelia would post and the joy and such happiness in his face with his Grandchildren and many great grandchildren at those wonderful birthdays.

Rest In Peace "Mr Rollin" job well done! - Von Price Englewood, Florida
Comments re article 98878 Remembering Rollin Pyles 19172018 A towering figure

2018-08-09 06:18:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Carol Perkins: Give child time to play after school

BACK TO SCHOOL ADVICE FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS: "Students love action. I want my grandchildren to have those teachers in every class. Spontaneous and unpredictable but organized! I think of the little fellows getting off their buses and hope they are facing a kind teacher with some lively blood. (Maybe a transfusion could help those who have lost the spark.) Teaching is hard but going to school is harder. The day goes by faster if no one is watching the clock!" - CAROL PERKINS
Next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: Growing tomatoes an adventure

By Carol Perkins

Don't ever think that your child has had an easy day just because he has been in school (doing nothing I've heard adults say) For over six hours (if you don't count the time on a bus), he (she) has been confined. When he gets home please give him some time to play or relax or do nothing. If he has a massive amount of homework (which causes fights and friction) then that needs to happen after a little down time. Think about yourself. If you bring work home from your job, you want to have a cup of coffee, watch the news, mow the yard, or sit in a chair before facing it again. You might even want to talk to your family!

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2018-08-09 04:29:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 9 August 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 9, 2018:
To hear yourself called
only one who kept promise,
makes promise precious.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 9 August 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2522

2018-08-09 04:23:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 9
Happy Anniversary, Dan and Marty Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Harmon and Nancy Parnell (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Felicia VanArsdale (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Reed (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Murphy (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Goodson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dawn Reliford (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Pennington (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wilburn Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhtday, Sandra Gosser Lawhorn (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, D. W. Crawley, Jr., Taylor County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Short, Burkesville, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Russell, Adair Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis Adams, 89, former resident of Columbia, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maedell Whitlock, Adair Co., KY native (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Bradley Thompson Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Leslie (Bill) Ray, Green Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Ruth Lawhorn, Russell Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Curtis Williams, Russell Co., KY(1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Hughes, 92, Flatwoods community (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Vibbert, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle J. Decker, 100 years, Jabez, KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna C. Johnson, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Webb, 58, Kettle, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell King, 78, Liberty, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beula Nell Pickett Jewell, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Wheatley Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ledie Royce Babbitt, 71, Green County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Melton, 69, Adair County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Ray Brown Knifley, Adair County, KY/Russell Co., KY native (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Delaine Corbin (Aug. 9, 1939-July 2, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTFlag status information is available at | (ID:54936, Comment)
6:00amCTTime to scan the LIST of YARD SALES for today check CM YARD SALES and plan your route. Got an upcoming Yard Sale? Send it NOW using any Contact/Submit button. | (ID:54938, Comment)
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:54937, Comment)
7:45amCTAdair County School District First Day of School - See MENU (What's Cooking) , plus quick links to Free Breakfasts/Lunches for All Students Policy, Link to School Calendar, Transportation Directory, and more. | (ID:54941, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the library. See Adair County Public Library calendar, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. OPEN 9am-6pmCT. Bookmobile - East 80 Bookmobile Run, 8:30am-3:30pmCT. Capacity Building Meetings (Page Turner) 2pmCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:54939, Comment)
7 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. One (1) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Two (2) 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. One (1) 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. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:54942, Comment)
Applications are available TODAY - August 6 Ė August 24, 2018 at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY for the County Ag Investment Program (CAIP), and for the Youth Ag Incentives Program. For more information call 270-384-2317. - Teresa Bright Details: PUBLIC NOTICES | (ID:54954, Comment)
11:00amCTAdair County WATCH Coalition Regular 2nd Thursday meeting, at the Adair County Health Department Basement Conference Room, 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. - Jelaine Harlow | (ID:54943, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:54940, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Edmonton, KY, Terry Lane Riddle, 62, Magnolia, KY (1956-2018) | (ID:54903, Comment)
Service for Travis Cape, 81, Adair County, KY (1936-2018) | (ID:54944, Comment)
2:00pmCTService, Burkesville, KY, for Phillip Coomer, 83, Burkesville, KY (1935-2018) | (ID:54919, Comment)
4:30pmCTColumbia/Adair County Utilities District Board of Commissioners Meet at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. - Jennifer Carter AGENDA | (ID:54929, Comment)
The fall orientation for new Host Families and Welcome Ambassadors of the International Student Programs at Lindsey Wilson College, at the Catherine Wilson Center, 304 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY, on the A.P. White campus. Parking is behind the house and in front of the Glen and Norma Hodge Building. - Sabine Eastham - Story | (ID:54935, Comment)
5:00pmCTPause for Chimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:54816, Comment)
6:00pmCTCommunity Introduction to Retail Academy Program at LWC's Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY. STORY | (ID:54567, Comment)
FallBall Signups at Joe Johnson Park, 6pm-8pmCT on 8, 9, & 10 Aug 2018 Doug Campbell - DETAILS | (ID:54878, Comment)
Susan Adams, LCAHD, speaker at Journey to Recovery, Victory Community Church, 1165 Russell Road/KY 80, Columbia KY - Kathy Shelton - Story | (ID:54906, Comment)


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