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Body found Thursday in Central KY ruled homicide victim

By Greg Kocher
Lexington Herald-Leader

The death of a man whose body was found near Wilmore is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Jessamine County sheriff's office. The body was found Thursday on Pekin Lane off U.S. 68 about two miles west of Wilmore.

An autopsy performed Friday in Frankfort led investigators to believe the man's death was a homicide, said Jessamine Chief Deputy Allen Peel.

Peel would not say specifically why the death was a homicide. But he said the sheriff's office was attempting to identify the victim and notify next of kin.

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2018-09-14 17:06:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Anita (Torbert) Steigerwald, 102, Adair Co., KY (1916-2018)



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Harry Hawthorne Barnes, Jr., 93, Greensburg, KY ( -2018)

He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during World War II. He graduated from Mississippi State University and John Hopkins University.

Harry Hawthorne Barnes, Jr. age 93 of Greensburg, KY, and Meridian, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi.

The family has chosen cremation. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.


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2018-09-14 16:57:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rack-It to open plant in Albany, create 25 jobs

California-based truck rack producer Rack-It is establishing a new Clinton County location to better serve customers in Eastern US. The Albany, KY location should create 25 full-time jobs.

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Rack-It Truck Racks Inc., a utility truck rack manufacturer with operations in California, will invest more than $1.35 million and create 25 full-time jobs to establish a location in Clinton County, KY.

Rack-It leaders plan to purchase, upgrade and build out from an existing 37,000-square-foot facility on Fairgrounds Road in Albany. The project includes installing a square tube production line to manufacture heavy duty truck racks. Additional product lines could be added in the future.

Company leaders noted the location's proximity to major markets in Louisville, Nashville and Knoxville, as well as the people they met in the Clinton County community as deciding factors. A downturn in the region's houseboat industry left an available workforce with welding and manufacturing skills, a particular draw for Rack-It. The company also will create opportunities for powder coating, delivery and administrative jobs. Construction could begin this month with the facility fully operational by January 2019.


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2018-09-14 16:53:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Road construction on LBN, I65, 31E, more

By Wes Watt
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 3 Bowling Green, KY - Below are some of the expected traffic impacts in District 3 for September 17 through September 21. All work is subject to change.

Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway
(Barren/ Metcalfe Counties) - Work is to continue on a bridge maintenance contract on various bridges along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. The work will consist of cleaning, painting and applying a concrete coating to 28 bridges along the parkway. Expect lane closures to be in place at various bridges along the parkway and on the routes that pass beneath.


Interstate 65
A major resurfacing project has started between mile marker 35 and mile marker 44 in both directions. The interstate will be down to one lane most nights from 7pmCT to 7amCT, weather depending. Motorists should use extreme caution and watch for slowed or stopped traffic. Law enforcement will be present during the overnight hours. One lane of this section may also be closed during the day. The project is expected to be finished in late November.


Barren County


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2018-09-14 16:47:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Jury finds Mattingly guilty, recommends 20-year sentence

From the Commonwealth's Attorney office,
29th Judicial Circuit


On Thursday, September 13, 2018, an Adair County Circuit Court jury convicted Phillip W. Mattingly, age 64, of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Substance Which Impairs Driving Ability (DUI), Fourth Offense.

The jury also convicted Mattingly of being a First-Degree Persistent Felony Offender and recommended that he serve twenty (20) years in prison - the maximum punishment possible. Formal sentencing is scheduled for November 27, 2018, before Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy.

According to testimony, Columbia Police Officer Josh Brockman received a call from a local business owner at approximately 7pmCT on September 27, 2017, who reported a possible drunk driver leaving his business on North Highway 55 in Columbia. Officer Brockman responded and caught up with the vehicle on North Highway 55 and observed the vehicle cross the centerline multiple times. The vehicle, operated by Mattingly, was stopped by Officer Brockman on KY 551.


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2018-09-14 16:39:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC Football hosts Pikeville on Saturday Night

By Chris Wells

The No. 4-ranked Lindsey Wilson football teams hosts Pikeville (Ky.) in the lone regular-season home night of the season on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 6:30pmCT at Blue Raider Stadium, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.

The Blue Raiders (2-0) are coming off a 44-15 win over Ave Maria (Fla.) last week at home and looks to continue its winning ways against the Mid-South Conference. Lindsey Wilson has won 15 straight against its conference foes.


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2018-09-14 16:26:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

One injured in Marion Co collision

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Marion Co, KY - Trooper Clint Bale is investigating a three vehicle collision that occurred Thursday evening September 13th, 2018 at approximately 5:26pmET, 8.6 miles east of Lebanon on Danville Hwy.

62 year old Shirley Lee of Lebanon was traveling east on Danville Hwy in a 2008 Saturn Vue when she slowed down to make a right turn. Audrianna Clark, age 29, of Gravel Switch, was traveling east on Danville Hwy in a 2010 Ford Fusion when she slowed down after observing the vehicle in front of her slowing down to make a turn. Athena Abell, age 37, of Gravel Switch, was also traveling east on Danville Hwy in a 2002 Ford F250 when she failed to see the vehicles in front of her slowed down, causing her to strike Clark's vehicle in the back.

Clark's vehicle overturned, causing it to strike Lee's vehicle in the rear end. Clark was transported to Springview Hospital by Marion County EMS. Lee and Abell were uninjured. All occupants were wearing a seatbelt.

Trooper Bale was also assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Gravel Switch Fire and Rescue.


2018-09-14 16:25:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Versailles, KY, teacher is on cover of Time Magazine

Hope Brown, a Woodford County history teacher, is featured in this week's issue of Time Magazine, in an article about teaching in America.

The article at TIME: 'I Work 3 Jobs.' How Teachers in America Make Ends Meet

An article on Kentucky.com about the Time article: Central Kentucky teacher makes the cover of national magazine.


2018-09-14 16:22:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Timothy Gene Cowan, 45, Columbia, KY (1973-2018)

Timothy was a member of Charity Baptist Church. He worked as a welder, skill worker, and loved hunting, fishing, liked helping neighbors & others.

Timothy Gene Cowan age 45 years of Columbia, KY, passed away Thursday Sept. 13, 2018 at 9:06 AM at his home.

Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St, Columbia, KY. A funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Bro. David Karnes & Bro. Danny Fudge will officiate. Interment will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.


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2018-09-14 12:35:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACHS site-based meeting Mon 17 Sept 2018

Adair County High School will hold its September regularly scheduled site-base meeting on Monday, September 17 at 4pmCT in the library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr., Columbia, KY. --Troy W Young

2018-09-14 11:11:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Branscum, Sears appointed to State Board of Elections

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Dwight Sears, Joshua Givens Branscum, Sherry Rene Whitehouse, and Albert B. Chandler III to the State Board of Elections.

Joshua Givens Branscum, of Russell Springs, is executive vice president of the Branscum Construction Company, Inc. He will represent the Republican Party of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2022;

Dwight Sears, of Somerset, is the founder and owner of Silent Guard Security, Inc. He will represent the Republican Party of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2022;


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2018-09-14 09:40:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Lucy Lou, former dog mayor of Rabbit Hash, KY, passes away

Lucy Lou, a border collie who was the first female canine mayor of Rabbit Hash, KY, has passed away. Rabbit Hash, population 315, has been electing canine mayors since 1998, and Lucy Lou, a border collie, served from 2008 until 2016. She was succeeded by Brynneth Pawltro, a pit bull, in 2016.

Wikipedia has this to say about Lucy Lou on the Rabbit Hash Page:
On August 31, 2008 a special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the death of mayor Junior [Cochran, a black lab], and was won by Lucy Lou, a border collie, becoming the town's first female mayor. Mayor Lucy Lou shared a "Talking Points" walk with Bill Geist (CBS Sunday Morning), accepted a $1000 stimulus check from Reader's Digest "We Hear You America Tour", served as grand marshall of the Covington Paw-Rade, appeared in a segment of "The List", and has placed 3 years in a row in the Best Elected Official category in Cincinnati CityBeat magazine's Best Of Cincinnati issue (winning 1st place in 2013). On September 7, 2015, Mayor Lucy's office announced that she was considering running for U.S. President. She is the only mayor not to die in office. Lucy Lou died on September 10th 2018, aged 12.
More info on Lucy Lou's career and passing at Cincinnati.com:
Former Rabbit Hash dog mayor Lucy Lou dies, legacy will live on


2018-09-14 09:35:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Farm Safety Week is September 16-22, 2018

With Farm Safety and Health Week in September, farmers, motorists should take extra care. 13 Kentuckians Died in Farming and Related Industries in Kentucky in 2017.

Frankfort, KY - Farmers put their health, and even their lives, on the line to provide the food and fiber we all depend on, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in proclaiming the week of Sept. 16-22 as Farm Safety and Health Week.

"Farmers encounter many hazards in their work from machinery, livestock, chemicals, extreme weather, and other factors," Commissioner Quarles said. "A death or injury on the farm is a tragedy in itself, but it also can disrupt the operation and even result in the loss of the farm. I encourage all Kentucky farmers and farm workers to put safety first at all times during Farm Safety and Health Week and all year long."

Commissioner Quarles pointed out that some farmers must move large, heavy machinery on the roadways, especially during peak harvest season in the fall, and he urged Kentucky motorists to take extra care when encountering a tractor, combine, or other farm implement.


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2018-09-14 07:02:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

LWC Volleyball hits way to a 3-0 win at Cumberlands

By Chris Wells

Williamsburg, KY - Klara Mikelova and Sarah Cruz combined for 35 kills to lead No. 4 Lindsey Wilson volleyball to a sweep of host Cumberlands (Ky.) tonight at the UC Volleyball Gym.

The Blue Raider duo helped Lindsey Wilson post a .370 attacking percentage in the 25-14, 25-14, 25-12 win.

Cruz hit a team-high .467 in the match while Mikelova ended hitting .378. Elly Burke joined the hit parade with six kills and a .429 attacking percentage.


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2018-09-14 06:34:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

September is National Preparedness Month

By Barbara Fox/Beth Fisher

Frankfort, KY - With Hurricane Florence upsetting infrastructure on the East Coast, Kentucky's Department for Public Health thinks it's a good time to remind residents that every family should have a plan for unexpected occurrences.

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched the First 72 On You information campaign during the month of September - National Preparedness Month (NPM), to increase emergency preparedness efforts for Kentuckians and their families.

"Some disasters come with warning and others with little or no warning," said Dr. Jeffrey Howard, DPH commissioner. "In the aftermath, communities can be left without safety, security, food and shelter. We are urging everyone to have a plan for self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours because this is the timeframe after a disaster that is critical to surviving through a serious crisis. Families should prepare today - know your hazards, assemble supplies and practice what to do in case a disaster strikes."

These four steps can help prepare for emergencies and disasters:


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2018-09-14 06:02:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Precision Strip increases investment, jobs in BG

Warren County project grows to 31 jobs and an estimated $31.7 million investment.
Previously on CM: Bowling Green to receive 15 additional manufacturing jobs

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Precision Strip Inc., a metals processing company, will double its originally planned investment in Warren County to approximately $31.7 million and the creation of 31 full-time jobs.

Precision Strip's facility in Scotty's Industrial Park in Bowling Green will double with an 80,000-square-foot addition for a second slitting line. The facility opened in 2017 and currently employs 14 people. As originally announced in February 2016, the project included a $15.5 million investment and 15 new jobs.


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2018-09-14 05:47:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 14 Sep 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 14, 2018:
Who can see action
won’t give place up for others
who demand their turn.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 14 September 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2558



2018-09-14 05:41:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

LWC Men's Golf finishes in 7th at NAIA Memphis Shootout

By Chris Wells

Memphis, TN - The Lindsey Wilson men's golf team finished today's NAIA Memphis Shootout where it started, in seventh place at the TPC Southwind.

The Blue Raiders completed the two-day, three-round event with a team-total 911 (301-300-310). William Carey (Miss.) won the tournament with an 877 (292-289-296) while Taylor (Ind.) finished in second place with an 883 (297-295-291).


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2018-09-14 05:38:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Quarles named 2nd VP of national agriculture org

Election Ensures Kentucky Will Be in the Room for National Policy Discussions By Sean Southard

Hartford, CT Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was elected second vice president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today on the last day of its annual meeting.

Commissioner Quarles is the first Kentucky agriculture commissioner to hold office in NASDA since Billy Ray Smith, who served as president of the national organization in 2001-2002. Commissioner Quarles served as secretary-treasurer in 2017-2018.


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2018-09-14 05:36:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 14
Business Birthday, Tray's Garden Chinese Restaurant, Columbia, KY (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmie Dale and Kathy Cox (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben David Sapp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chonda Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harrison Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ja'Vyan Hawkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoAnn Steinhilber | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kotila G. Rhymer (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Hovious | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Nelson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ilene Roy, Russell Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chad Alan Thrasher, Burkesville, KY (1983 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Hoots, Burkesville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Duncan LaFreniere, Adair Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Robbie Nell Williams Ballard, Burkesville, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.R. Byram, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Calvin (Cherokee) Allinson, Sparksville, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal "Tobe" Bennett, Adair County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Pepper Sidebottom, Green Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Coffey, Adair County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, O.D. (Joe) Wilson, Russell County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thurman Jean Loy, Adair County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ross F. Curry, Cumberland Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Cooper Shepherd, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Murray, 74, Russell County, KY, (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Lee Atwood, 19, Hustonville, KY (1995-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Nelson, Adair County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wilson, 66, Liberty, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teena Ellen Allen, Taylor County, KY, (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Memory Ervin, 96, Metcalfe County, KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Wilma Mae Adams James, Science Hill, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Marlene Joy Pritchard, Greensburg, KY/Chicago, IL native (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Janes, Sparksville, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Copley Clark Slinker, Green County, KY (1923-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae (Scott) Richardson, 73, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florice Larimore, 95, Black Gnat, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Elaine Branham-Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patra Ann Sinclair (1893-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTService for Roy Driver, 82, Taylor County, KY (1936-2018) | (ID:55580, Comment)
1:00pmCTEarly Release Friday (ERF) in Adair School District . Story | (ID:55357, Comment)
Service for Joe Wayne Gossett, 85, Metcalfe County, KY (1932-2018) | (ID:55554, Comment)
Service for Cledus Downey, 91, Green County, KY (1927-2018) | (ID:55597, Comment)
4:00pmCTService for Carlos Robert Mouser, 65, Green County, KY (1953-2018) | (ID:55595, Comment)
Visitation, Columbia, KY, for Anita (Torbert) Steigerwald, 102, Adair Co., KY (1916-2018) | (ID:55599, Comment)
5:00pmCT 'To the Nines' night market from 6pm-9pmCT, Downtown Columbia, KY in Walking Distance of the Square surrounding the Historic Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY. - - Ellen Zornes, Executive Director, Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce. - STORY | (ID:54990, Comment)
"Sister Act" the musical 5pmCT/6pmET at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square, 237 N Spalding Avenue, Lebanon, KY. - Jenny Kawa STORY | (ID:55446, Comment)
6:30pmCTGlow in the Dark for Jesus youth event, 6:30pm-10:30pmCT, at West 80 Church of God, 3733 KY 80, Russell Springs, KY. Brently Goodin STORY | (ID:55281, Comment)
7:00pmCTTheatreFest! presents The Last Five Years, V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY. For more information about LWC's spring theatre season, contact Robert Brock at brockr@lindsey.edu - JEREMY CLOYD (SCHEDULE/Fall TheatreFest!) | (ID:55255, Comment)
Adair County Varsity Football hosts Russell County High School, at Indian Field, 623 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. The 1988 Football Team will be recognized. Brent Campbell | (ID:55590, Comment)
8:00pmCTBerean Community Fellowship free outdoor movie in Columbia Christian Churcgh Park. - Kellis Booth - STORY | (ID:54932, Comment)

 





















 
 
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