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Letter: Photo of cloud formation is beautiful

Anna Huff writes:
Tommy, this is absolutely beautiful! --Anna Huff
Comments re photo 80902 Unusual cloud formation

2018-10-04 21:09:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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2018-10-04 - Jefferson Co., KY - Photo by Pen.
We've heard that the stripes on wooly worms can predict the severity of winter, but what if there are no stripes? This guy seems to indicate no winter at all...

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Cook appointed to the Judicial Conduct Commission

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Betty Barnes Cook to the Judicial Conduct Commission. Cook, from Somerset, KY, is a family home provider for special needs. She will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2020.

The Judicial Conduct Commission is the only entity authorized under the Kentucky Constitution to take disciplinary action against a sitting Kentucky judge. The Commission investigates and reviews complaints against judges and, when warranted, conducts hearings regarding the alleged misconduct where evidence is presented.

2018-10-04 15:33:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Letter: Signage needs change at bypass

Christine Morrison writes:
I came through 61 South from Post Office going through bybass to Walmart today. Paying attention to all the signage, and I came to see the first 55 mile an hour sign doesn't need to be where it is posted.

This is my thinking, it needs to be 35 miles per hour all the way through the light at the intersection. The first 55 mile per hour sign should be posted after you go through the light going south, where the Hwy 61 sign is placed.

Why should that 55 speed limit sign even exist right before the light? This would slow people down, like it has going through the Pike. I hope the state will take a look at this. --Christine Morrison
Comments re article 99689 Letter: Signage needed for bypass

2018-10-04 15:27:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

KFW Commission recommends new catfish regulations

Proposals are part of an effort to provide greater protection for trophy catfish by restricting their harvest.

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has proposed new regulations establishing statewide limits on trophy catfish, and proposed tightening existing regulations on the commercial harvest of large catfish and their use by pay lakes. Commission members, at their Sept. 28 quarterly meeting, also approved three wildlife studies of bears, bobcats and otters.

Most commission actions must be approved by legislators before they become law.

A proposal approved by the commission would limit anglers to one trophy catfish of each species a day. This trophy regulation, already in place on the Ohio River, would expand statewide. Anglers could keep one blue and one flathead catfish 35 inches or longer, and one channel catfish 28 inches or longer each day. Anglers could still keep an unlimited number of catfish shorter than trophy length, except on waters with special regulations for catfish.

The new trophy fish limits would also apply to anglers who hand grab, or "noodle" catfish, except where special regulations apply.

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2018-10-04 14:09:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Books! Books!! Books!!! Annual Book Fair is Sat 6 Oct

By Mike Watson

Books everywhere! This Saturday! The Annual Adair Area Book Fair is upon us. Set your alarm for Saturday, October 6th, 10amCT to 2pmCT for the Book Fair. Many local and regional authors will be set up to offer books on many subjects from local history and genealogy to fiction to inspirational, to poetry, to how-to, to children's literature, and nearly every subject in between.

The event will be held at the Wheet Fellowship Hall of the Columbia Nazarene Church, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Sponsored by the Adair County Public Library, Adair County Genealogical Society, and the Adair Heritage Association.

Authors expected are:

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2018-10-04 13:54:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Pregnant Campbellsville teen dies in Lincoln County, KY accident

By Larry Smith, Gen. Mgr. The Big Dawg, 99.9FM Radio

A pregnant 18-year-old Campbellsville woman died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in an automobile accident in Lincoln County, KY.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said 18-year-old Natasha Benedict of Campbellsville, KY lost control of her automobile while passing another vehicle on KY 501 in the King's Mountain community of the county.

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2018-10-04 12:48:02 | Comments | Printable version

Local RM House Wish List Donation Drive is Tue, 23 Oct 2018

If your family has been effected in a way that the Ronald McDonald House services helped out with expenses, this donation drive in Columbia offers a way to give back so that others in need will continue to have the family place to stay near the hospital. The list of needs is included below.

By Ellen Zornes

The Annual Ronald McDonald House Wish List Donation Drive is being held, Tuesday, October 23, 3-6pmCT at the Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, back parking lot.

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2018-10-04 11:02:27 | Comments | Printable version

FM2 special Customer Appreciation day is Sat, 6 Oct 2018

Saturday October 6, 2018 is Customer Appreciation day at Farmers Market on the Square. Starting at 8amCT we will have coffee, hot cider and doughnuts until there are gone. We would like to thank our community and customers for their support.

We will not set up the next Saturday, October 13, due to Downtown Days but will return on the last two Saturdays, October 20 and 27, to finish the 2018 season. - Donna Jones

2018-10-04 10:14:30 | Comments | Printable version

Adopt-a-Highway groups plan for 'Fall Sweep'

Annual clean up week set for October 8-14

By Keith Buckhout

Frankfort, KY - October is a time for football, colorful leaves and flannel. For the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), October 8-14 is also time for the Commonwealth's Adopt-a-Highway groups to participate in the "Fall Sweep" to clear roadside litter.

Each year, KYTC employees and contractors spend 200,000 hours removing 96,000 bags of highway litter. To assist those efforts, in 1988, KYTC established the Adopt-a-Highway program to reduce roadside litter, keep Kentucky's highways beautiful, promote a cleaner environment, foster civic pride and save taxpayer dollars.

Today, Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program has nearly 700 groups and volunteers remove thousands of bags of litter from approximately 1,400 miles of roadside.

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2018-10-04 09:50:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Quarles to speak at groundbreaking for Prairie Farms Plant

By Sean Southard

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is scheduled to speak at the groundbreaking for an expansion of support facilities at the Prairie Farms Dairy processing plant, 607 Bourne Avenue, Somerset, KY, today, Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 11amCT/NoonET.

2018-10-04 08:53:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Russell Co. woman killed in two vehicle collision

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Russell Springs, KY - Trooper Martin Wesley is investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred on October 3rd at approximately 12:22pmCT, five miles east of Russell Springs on KY 910.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Odellia Jones, age 88 of Russell Springs was operating a 1997 Lincoln town car west bound on KY 910 when she crossed the center line, striking a 2003 Ford Expedition head-on; the driver, 29 year old Felicia Hill of Russell Springs, along with a passenger in her vehicle, two year old Adrian Hill of Russell Springs, were airlifted to UK Hospital.

Jones was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Russell County Coroner. Jones and Hill were wearing a seatbelt. Adrian Hill was unrestrained.

Trooper Wesley was assisted at the scene by KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Russell County Sheriff's Department, Russell County EMS, and the Eli and Russell Springs Fire Departments.

2018-10-04 08:47:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Carol Perkins: Who am I to criticize?

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By Carol Perkins

My youngest grandson wears his hair long. At first, I moaned and groaned, "Noah, your hair sure is getting long." Not such a subtle hint. "Noah, you gonna let your hair stay that length?" What was I, the hair police? He likes his hair. He wants it long. What difference does it make? I tell myself that every time I almost say, "But Noah, it would look so much better short." He thinks it looks better long.

Just when I am about to say something critical, I think back to a story Richard Young (The Kentucky Headhunters) once told about his hair. Always known for his flowing mane (his hair and his cigar are now his trademarks), Richard wore his hair like this in high school. By then, he was already playing in a band and spending time at the now famous Practice House.

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2018-10-04 06:22:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Becky Frances Robertson, 70, Russell Springs, KY (1948-2018)

She attended the Russell Springs United Methodist Church. Becky was a Purchasing Agent for the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

Becky Frances Robertson, 70, of Russell Springs, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset.

Graveside service for Becky Robertson will be 10amCT on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Russell Springs City Cemetery with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating.

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2018-10-04 06:10:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 04 Oct 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 4, 2018:
It is difficult
to point out the truth to those
who have duped themselves.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 4 October 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2578

2018-10-04 06:05:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 4
Happy Anniversary, Wendell and Brenda Hadley (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aidan Grant (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Hargis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laveda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Elizabeth Green (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stan Smock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Breeding (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina Karnes Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Verlon Allbright (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wes Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthay, George "Hack" Monday, Casey County, KY, (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertie Coomer, 96, Adair Co., KY (1918-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, H. C. Boss Gore, Adair Co. native (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Pyles, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Logan Turner Gaddie, Taylor County, KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth (Jack) Collins, Taylor Co., KY; Adair Co., KY native (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Land Turpin, 98, Casey Co., KY (1916-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Kay Marrs, 57, Taylor County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samantha Lynn Young, 23, Columbia, KY (1991-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Dorothy Murrell Durham, Casey Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Cain, 56, Russell County, KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Dean Dudley, 56, Adair County, KY (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas (Tom) Acoya, 47, Casey County, Ky, (1970-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrison -D.S.- Bowling, 72, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. J.V. Lile, Green County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Barkley Satterly, 75, Taylor County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elaine C. George (1950-2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jennifer Gwyn Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Burton (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharlene Cowan Burton (Oct. 4, 1955-Nov. 23, 1975) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT87th LWC Homecoming Weekend, click this link for events story | (ID:55708, Comment)
9:00amCTCU Homecoming, click this link for story with all events | (ID:55734, Comment)
6:00pmCTOnce Upon a Mattress at CU Russ Mobley Theater | (ID:55720, Comment)
Adair Co School Board special called meeting | (ID:55728, Comment)
7:00pmCTViolinist Aaron Boaz performing at CU | (ID:55707, Comment)


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