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CMS Beta Club hosts 'Socktober' community service project

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville Middle School Junior Beta Club is hosting a "Socktober" community service project.

The club is partnering with the Sports Reach organization to help Owsley County residents, by collecting socks and shoes for people in need.

CMS Beta Club is collecting new socks in all sizes.


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2018-10-08 19:58:40 | Comments | Printable version

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2018-10-08 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
This window in a building in a downtown alleyway has vines growing both inside and outside, making me think of it as inside out. - LW

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W. Lee Burton, 70, Columbia, KY native (1948-2018)

Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 8 years in the Vietnam War. He retired from Navistar, but had also worked for Chrysler Corporation and the Indianapolis Post Office. Lee was an avid bowler, poker player and fan of the Cubs and IU. He was a giving person who loved his kids and especially his grandkids.

W. Lee Burton, 70, of Dunreith, IN, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson, IN.

Services will be at 11amET on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel, 7355 S, IN-109, Knightstown, IN, with Pastor Ryan McCarty officiating. Visitation will be from 4pmET to 8pmET Tuesday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel.

There will be visitation hours from 10amCT until 1pmCT on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Graveside services and burial with military honors will be at 1pmCT on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Bear Wallow Cemetery in Columbia, KY.


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2018-10-08 19:17:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co. Fiscal Court regular meeting Tue 9 Oct 2018

By Gale Cowan

The Adair Co. Fiscal Court will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6pmCT in the Adair County Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting is open to the public.

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2018-10-08 19:09:29 | Comments | Printable version

Robin Michelle Pennington, 55, Liberty, KY (1963-2018)

She loved her animals, especially her mule, Liza Jane. Robin was a very inspirational person with a radiant and touching personality.

Robin Michelle Pennington, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at her residence, holding the hand of her husband and with her family by her side. She was 55 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Father Lawman Chibundi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 9pmET on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 8pmET on Wednesday.


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2018-10-08 18:51:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

$275,689 in Grants Announced to Fund Clean Diesel

Program Will Reduce Diesel Emissions from Kentucky School Buses

By John Mura/Kelly Lewis

Frankfort, KY - Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely today announced the 2018 Kentucky Clean Diesel Grant Program, which will provide $275,689 for projects to reduce diesel emissions from aging school buses in the Commonwealth.

Funding is being made available through the federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This competitive program is open to all public school districts and private schools located in Kentucky.


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School Board special called meeting - Report

By Mitzi McKinley Bault for Ed Waggener

There was one item on the agenda at the special called School Board meeting Thursday evening, October 4, 2018 - the rate for the 2018 tax bills. Chair Lisa Burton (Div 3) called the meeting to order.

Dr. Pamela Stephens, superintendent, defined the motion to accept the same tax rate as last year with the only addition being that of taxation of private aircraft. One person appeared to question school taxes and Dr. Stephens responded that things change within this budget just as they do in a home budget.


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2018-10-08 17:51:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Baptist Theological Seminary President to speak at CU chapel

By Ariel C. Emberton, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Dr. Linda McKinnish Bridges, president of Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's chapel service on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 9amCT/10amET in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

In fall 2017, Bridges returned to Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. to serve as her third president. She was one of the founding professors of Biblical Interpretation, Ancient Greek and New Testament Interpretation at BTSR from 1991 to 2001.


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2018-10-08 16:15:33 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Ed Waggener: he had a zest for life, for Columbia

Todd Wilson writes, "Ed did have a zest not only for life, but a zest for "Columbia" and he would let you know his opinion on any subject.But I think I've known Ed my whole life. And can say the last dozen or so times I talked to him he had a smile he hadn't had before. He was happy, with "Downtown Days", Farmers Market, To The Nines, etc., anything and everything that involved the people of our great little town. I think he knew we are at least heading in the right direction. As long as we stick together and don't forget where we came from and always hold onto those values, even in these times of drastic changes. Rest Easy Ed, you have earned it." -Todd Wilson

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What was director Ron Howard doing in Kentucky?

By Karla Ward, Lexington Herald-Leader

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard spent some time in Eastern Kentucky last week. While the reason for the visit wasn't publicized, a good guess might be that it has something to do with the movie version of "Hillbilly Elegy," which Howard is directing.

A few people in Breathitt County posted photos online that they took while meeting the director, who visited Wednesday with "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio, but spent time with family in Breathitt County as a child and wrote about it in his memoir.

Read the full story at:
kentucky.com/entertainment/celebrities/article219587530.html


2018-10-08 14:35:12 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: When will water taste improve

Connie writes:
I live on one of the roads off from Green Hills Road and my water has tasted terrible for the past 2 weeks. If I use tap water for cooking or making coffee, it tastes moldy!!! I know it's the tap water because I can taste it when I brush my teeth. This is getting ridiculous, when is this getting fixed?? I don't care if the city claims it's "safe", it tastes nasty. --Connie
Comments re article 99934 Letter Columbia water taste is awful


2018-10-08 13:11:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mitchell Furkins, 54, Columbia, KY (1964-2018)

Mitchell was a former logger with Kentucky Tie and Lumber and Whitney & Whitney, and a farmer.

Michael "Mitchell" Furkins, 54 of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 12:10pmCT at his home after several months illness.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Bro. Bob McCann will officiate, and interment will follow in the Furkins Cemetery.

The family request visiting after 4pmCT on Wednesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2018-10-08 13:07:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Board office closed Fri 12 Oct 2018

By Becky Bailey
Administrative Assistant, Adair County School System

The Adair County Board of Education Central Office will be closed on Friday, October 12, 2018, due to Fall Break.


2018-10-08 13:01:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Hep-A reports remain constant in most surrounding counties

No additional cases of Hepatitis A were reported in Adair, Green, Metcalfe or Russell Counties between September 22 and September 29, 2018. One additional Hepatitis A case was reported in Taylor Co. during that period and one additional case in Casey Co., according to the latest report from Kentucky Department for Public Health, available at chfs.ky.gov. No data was available for Cumberland County.

Taylor has seen 1-2 addition cases per week for the last 3 weeks of reporting, bringing the total to 32 reported cases during the August 1, 2017 September 29, 2018 period covered by the KY DPH's most recent publication (Acute Hepatitis A Outbreak Week 39 Report (PDF).

CountySept 22Sept 29Rate/100k
Adair2210.3
Casey1212.7
CumberlandNANANA
Green2218.1
Metcalfe119.9
Russell115.6
Taylor3132125.6


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2018-10-08 12:13:22 | Comments | Printable version

There is still time to register to vote

The registration deadline for the November 6, 2018 Kentucky General Election is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, 2018. More information is available at sos.ky.gov.

New registration online is available at this link: vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/default

If you're already registered, you can confirm your information at this link: vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC/

Sample ballots for the 2018 Kentucky General Election are available from the Secretary of State's website:


2018-10-08 11:49:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Ham Supper Fundraiser at Mt. Gilead Baptist Sat 13 Oct

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 31 Buford Dial Rd., Greensburg, KY will be holding a Ham Supper Fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 4pmCT until 7pmCT. Country ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, fried apples, biscuits, drinks. Carry outs available for $10. Call 270-932-9810 for more information. --Ada Handy

2018-10-08 11:26:09 | Comments | Printable version

Metcalfe Co man killed in a two vehicle collision

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Edmonton, KY - Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred Saturday, October 6, 2018 at approximately 1:30pmCT on HWY 496 at the intersection of Cawthorn Cemetery Road, located six miles east of Edmonton.

Robert Coates, age 71, of Edmonton, was traveling west on KY 496 in a 1975 Ford log truck when he crossed the center line striking a 2012 Chrysler van being operated by 38-year-old Aaron Petranek of Edmonton. Petranek and his passengers Rebecca Petranek, age 12 and Emma Petranek age 10 were all wearing seat belts.

Aaron Petranek was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. His two passengers were transported to T.J Sampson hospital for minor injuries. Coates was air lifted to Vanderbilt hospital where he was later treated and released.


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2018-10-08 10:08:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

There's still time to sign up for the ACHS Job Fair

Charlene Scott writes with a question:
Who do I contact about the job fair?
Anyone from the community who would like to participate can contact Robin Loy, College and Career Readiness Counselor, at robin.loy@adair.kyschools.us or at 270-250-8346. The preferred deadline to register is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The ACHS Career Fair be on Thursday, October 18, 2018. All ACHS students will be invited to stop by and visit with potential future employers and mentors from the community during the Power Hour/Lunch Hour from 10:45-11-45amCT in the upper level of the gym.

Tables will be provided for all attendees. Set-up begins at 10amCT on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Parking and check-in will take place at the rear entrance of the Adair County High School Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. ACHS student Ambassadors will be on hand to assist with set-up.


2018-10-08 10:02:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Edgar Morgan Cundiff, 84, Liberty, KY (1933-2018)

Ed was a former employee for the IRS and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was also a world traveler; exploring several countries throughout his life.

Edgar Morgan Cundiff of Liberty, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Casey County Hospital. He was 84 years of age.

Memorial services will be held at 2pmET Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Glenwood Cemetery, with Brother Don Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


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2018-10-08 09:29:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Down the Rabbit Hole at Kentucky Classic Arts Oct 25-28

Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Ave., Lebanon, KY is hosting the world premiere of "Down the Rabbit Hole: A Curiouser Adventure in Wonderland!" from October 25 through 28, 2018.

This "choose your own adventure" style theatrical production is described as "an interactive, three-floor, wandering & wondrous extravaganza!"

Sponsored by the Former Lebanon Community Theatre and Bishop's Landscaping, performance dates and times are: October 25 and 26, 2018 at 6:30pmET and 8:30pmET, and October 27 and 28, 2018 at 4:30pmET, 6:30pmET and 8:30pmET. Some ticket experiences require the ability to move quickly and climb stairs; wheelchair accessibility is limited to specific journeys.


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2018-10-08 06:02:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Green Co Fiscal Court awarded $278k from KYTC

By Chris Jessie

Elizabethtown, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is announcing that $278,000 in discretionary funds have been awarded to the Green County Fiscal Court for resurfacing work along Pierce-Donansburg Rd. The county will receive reimbursement for repairs to correct cracks, potholes, joint separation and base failures.

The route provides a four-mile link between KY 218 and KY 88 through the southwestern portion of the county. The Green County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work and KYTC will reimburse the county for the project.


2018-10-08 05:55:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Today - MONDAY with CM - 8 Oct 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 8, 2018:
Even ignorant
will see through lies in your tales
if too many told.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 8 October 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2582


2018-10-08 04:56:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 8
Happy Anniversary, Boon & Anita Matney (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Caitlin & Jimmy Helm (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dustin & Jennfer Martin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Forrest & Ella Lee Wilson (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jared & Chelsea Conover (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip and Dana Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexander Kyle Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dona Depp Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Wayne Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Blaydes Martin (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes Shaw (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Lee Willis (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Hatcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Feyette Holmes (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Korey Hundley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lauren Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marketta Ann Lawless (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan McCalister (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammie Jo Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tanner Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Jane Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen Taylor, 83, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Molen Corbin, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1953-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmy) Forsyth, Green Co., KY, Adair Co., KY, native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1925 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Goode, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Jo Davis, Green County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Dewey Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda C. Houston, Russell Springs, KY (1965-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Scott, 66 Burkesville, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Thomas York, 85, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Warriner Loy, Russell County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kerry Roger Jones, 61, Knifley, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Janes, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Mae Sullivan, 90, Glasgow, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Powell, 75, Louisville, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Sue Johnson Stratton Adair Co., kY native (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Earl Ray, Sr., 61, Green County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Aline Froedge Whitlow, 91, Metcalfe Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vera Delphine Shaw, 77, Burkesville, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Waggener Richards, (d. May 12, 1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Murrell Blaydes (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcus Scott Sheene, Casey Co., KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTFuneral service for Jewell Branham, 79, Columbia, KY native (1939-2018) | (ID:55744, Comment)
Funeral service for Raymond Brown, 76, Taylor Co., KY (1942-2018) | (ID:55754, Comment)
2:00pmCTFuneral service for Courtney Branham, 23, Tompkinsville, KY (1995-2018) | (ID:55757, Comment)
4:30pmCTACHS SBDM Meeting, ACHS Library, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:55718, Comment)
5:00pmCTWriters' Meeting - Second Monday Night, at Columbia Martial Arts Center, 207 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Anyone who writes is welcome to attend. Contact Darlene Campbell at 270-805-7076. - Joyce M. Coomer SCHEDULE through 2018 | (ID:54272, Comment)

 






















 
 
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