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Adair Early Childhood Council to meet Friday, 19 Oct 2018

The Adair County Community Early Childhood Council will meet Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9amCT at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia.

Any person that is interested in early childhood issues is welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Debbie Cowan at 270-384-9112

2018-10-09 21:38:41 | Comments | Printable version

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Squarecrows 2018: this year dedicated to Ed Waggener

2018-10-09 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mitzi Bault, CM Staff.
Ellen Zornes writes:
Ed and I always agreed on the Squarecrows! We would laugh and talk about how cute they were and such a bright spot for our town and how they brought so many visitors to the and night...and literally brought the square to life.

As I was registering Squarecrows this year, I thought of how much Ed would have loved them. He'd be making me count each, individual crow to see if we beat last year's record. Yes, Ed, we have!

As long as we have fun, innovative things going on in Columbia and Adair County, Ed will always be with us. This year's Squarecrows are dedicated to Ed...May the fun continue.
--Ellen Zornes

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Letter: beautiful sunset

Maury Lewis writes:
That is beautiful. Only God.
melewi --Maury Lewis
Comments re photo 80985 Indiana Sunset

2018-10-09 21:27:15 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Class of 2008 reunion to be held 27 Oct 2018

By Hannah Peck

The ACHS Class of 2008 will be hosting a TEN YEAR Reunion on October 27, 2018, 6pmCT at the Red Barn Event Rental in Columbia.

RSVP/Payments needed by Oct. 22. Contact Hannah Peck for RSVP and payment information at or 270-634-2374.

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2018-10-09 21:23:52 | Comments | Printable version

ACPC Advisory Council meets Thursday, 18 Oct 2018

There will be a regular meeting of the Advisory Council meeting for the Adair County Primary Center Family Resource Center on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11amCT at the school. This meeting is open to the public for anyone to attend.

2018-10-09 21:02:29 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's Soccer beats Pikeville 2-1

By Chris Wells

Pikeville, KY - No. 6 Lindsey Wilson men's soccer ran its winning streak to seven straight today with a 2-1 win over host Pikeville (Ky.) at Bob Amos Complex.

Karim Jouini and Tyler Collishaw provided the Blue Raider goals to help Lindsey Wilson improve to 10-1-1 on the season, including a conference-best 4-0 in the Mid-South Conference.

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2018-10-09 20:44:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Family gathers around statue of State Rep. Jody Richards

From Annette and Jim Richards

A few Richards family members recently gathered around the bronze statue of Adair County native, Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards. WKU's Mass Media and Technology Hall was renamed in his honor and dedicated in a spring celebration. It was part of our tour of campus as Jody's nephew and our first grandchild, Curtis, begins his first year as a WKU student.

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2018-10-09 19:33:56 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

She and her husband James L. Montgomery operated the Montgomery Grocery for 20 years and she worked at the Adair County School System for 11 years. She was a member of the Columbia Christian Church.

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:45pmCT at TJ Health Columbia.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Clergy officiating Bro. Terry White. Interment will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery. The family requests visitation after 3pmCT Saturday at the funeral home.

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2018-10-09 18:58:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Metcalfe Sheriff Rondal Shirley being honored at retirement

A retirement celebration honoring Metcalfe County Sheriff Rondal Shirley will be held Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 1pmCT at Leftwich Hall, Bowling Park, Edmonton, KY.

His 20 years of service are in the spotlight.

2018-10-09 18:30:55 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's soccer tops Pikeville 8-0

By Christopher Coombs

Pikeville, KY - The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team defeated Pikeville (Ky.) 8-0 in Mid-South Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Bob Amos Complex.

Six different Blue Raiders (5-2-2, 2-0-1 MSC) scored in the match as two Lindsey Wilson student-athletes, Talia Johnson and Kajsa Conradsen, scored the first goals of their LWC soccer careers. Lindsey Wilson outshot Pikeville (2-10-0, 0-2-0 MSC) 29-1 including 17-0 in shots on goal. The Blue Raiders used 23 corner kicks in the match to spark their offensive production.

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2018-10-09 17:02:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Dr. Robert Reynolds piano recital at LWC

Dr. Robert Reynolds, professor of music at Lindsey Wilson College, will be performing in concert at Lindsey Wilson College on Sunday, October 21, at 2pmCT in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. Composers highlighted on the forthcoming program are Wolfgang Mozart, Franz Schubert, and Cesar Franck.

The October 21 program marks the fifty-first year of Reynolds' various musical appearances at Lindsey Wilson College. Reynolds, a native of Taylor County, Kentucky, is well known around the area as a soloist, chamber musician, and has appeared with several orchestras as soloist in twenty-five concerto movements.

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2018-10-09 14:48:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

KY-OVR wins $2.5M RETAIN demonstration grant

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation receives $2.5 million grant to help injured or ill employees remain or return to work

By Kim Saylor Brannock

Frankfort, KY - - The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has been awarded a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to help injured or ill employees remain in their job or return to work. Kentucky is one of only eight states to receive a federal Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) demonstration grant to develop a pilot program.

The RETAINing Kentucky's Workforce through Universal Design (RKW-UD) pilot will focus on using early, coordinated health and employment services to prevent long-term unemployment due to injury or illness caused by events such as falls, lifts or strains. Research shows that there is a small window of opportunity to get or keep someone in the workforce. Once that opportunity passes, the likelihood of an individual remaining employed is low. Under this project, an action plan will be developed to address barriers for injured workers returning to work, and will include accommodations or alternate work in the employment setting

In addition, the pilot will target workers who have a substance use disorder that exists or develops as a result of taking medication after an injury or illness.

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2018-10-09 14:44:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Governor joins 16 states in Amicus brief over 2nd Amendment

Brief opposes New York City's gun restrictions.

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - - Gov. Matt Bevin has joined 15 states in a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief supporting Second Amendment rights, in response to New York City's restrictions on handguns kept for self-defense.

Gov. Bevin was joined by the Governor of Mississippi in signing the brief. Fourteen states joined the brief through their Attorneys General, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The brief was filed in response to the "premises permit" required by the city to own a personal handgun for self-defense. The permit prohibits taking a weapon outside the home for any purpose other than to practice at a New York City shooting range and entirely prohibits leaving the state with the weapon. A "carry" permit is required to remove the weapon from the home for other purposes and is difficult to obtain.

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2018-10-09 14:36:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

State awards contract for Asian carp market, subsidizes price to fishermen

Governor hopes the partnership will grow Kentucky's fish industry, while helping to fight Asian Carp.

By Nicole Burton/Ron Brooks

Paducah, KY - Gov. Bevin announced today that Kentucky Fish Center, LLC of Wickliffe, KY, has won the contract to establish a first ever Kentucky fish house, which will expand the market for Kentucky-caught Asian carp.

Angie Yu, operator of Two Rivers Fishery, a fish processing company also based in Wickliffe, will own and operate the Kentucky Fish Center. Asian carp caught in Kentucky will be sold by Kentucky Fish Center in daily auctions open to all interested buyers. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will oversee the auctions.

By buying carp caught in Kentucky waters at a guaranteed price of 19 cents per pound, and selling the fish to both domestic and international users in daily auctions, the fish house will play a key role in growing the market for Kentucky carp.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is pledging up to $4 million in loans and incentives for the fish house and commercial fishermen. The department will pay commercial anglers an incentive of 5 cents per pound for their catch, supplementing the fish house's guaranteed 14 cents per pound purchase price, to make fishing for carp in Kentucky's waters economically attractive.

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2018-10-09 14:31:47 | Comments | Printable version

His Heart in concert at Antioch UMC Sun 14 Oct 2018

His Heart, from Mr. Vernon, KY, will be in concert at Antioch United Methodist Church this Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 11amCT. Antioch UMC is located at 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia. Everyone is welcome to join us for an uplifting morning of worship in song. --Connie Scott, Antioch United Methodist

2018-10-09 14:23:45 | Comments | Printable version

Campaign signage prohibited on state right of way

KYTC says signs pose potential hazards for drivers and mowing crews

By Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - As the November general election nears, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds candidates and property owners that campaign signs, as well as other non-official signs, are not allowed on state highway rights of way.

Kentucky law and Transportation Cabinet policy prohibit the placement of non-official signs of any type - for campaigns, yard sales or other advertising - on state highway right of way, utility poles, fences and guardrails or on road signs. Depending on size and construction, illegally placed signs are a distraction and can be a safety issue for motorists when blocking the view of oncoming vehicles.

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2018-10-09 09:54:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LWC soccer travels to Pikeville Tuesday

By Benjamin Riegger

The Lindsey Wilson men and women's soccer teams travel to fellow Mid-South Conference member Pikeville (Ky.) on Tuesday, October 9. The women start at 2pmCT at Bob Amos Complex, Bob Amos Dr., Pikeville, KY, with the men's game to follow at 4pmCT.

No. 13 Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team (4-2-2, 2-0-1 MSC) is coming off a 3-0 home victory against Georgetown (Ky.) last Friday night. Alicia Thoresen, Veronica Kurtz and Emelie Liljered all found the back of the net for the Blue Raiders in this matchup. Veronica Kurtz netted her first goal and assist of the season for the Blue Raiders. Alicia Thoresen leads the Blue Raider offense with four goals and an assist.

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2018-10-09 09:51:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Fire Dept annual Pancake Fry Sat 3 Nov 2018

The Columbia-Adair County Fire Dept will be having our annual Pancake Fry starting at 6amCT on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the fire station, 200 Merchant St., Columbia, KY. $6.00 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage and coffee. All proceeds go to the 2019 WHAS Crusade for Children.

Call-in orders and delivery for larger orders can call the fire station at 270-384-3278. --Donald Hare

2018-10-09 09:46:42 | Comments | Printable version

Darrell W. Halcomb, 66, Russell Springs, KY (1952-2018)

Darrell W. Halcomb, 66, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Friday October 5th at T.J. Sampson Hospital in Glasgow.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY. Friends may call after NoonCT on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Louisville police arrest 2nd inmate who escaped using a trashcan

By Billy Kobin and Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier Journal

Two inmates who escaped Metro Corrections on Saturday night by hiding inside trashcans are back in custody. Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton said the escape was a result of a "breakdown" of basic security protocols.

"You know that the possibilities of that are always present," Bolton said of an inmate escape. "But when it could have been prevented with just security 101, yeah, that’s pretty upsetting.” After a weekend of following leads, both Justin Stumler, 27, and Jeremy Hunt, 38, were back in custody by Monday evening.

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2018-10-09 08:29:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Man fatally impaled by lance at medieval-themed Kentucky event

By Morgan Eads, Lexington Herald-Leader

A man in Northern Kentucky died over the weekend after being impaled by his lance during a medieval-themed equestrian game, according to media reports. Peter Barclay, 52, of Virginia was performing a trick when the accident occurred on Saturday in Williamstown, Cincinnati news station WLWT 5 reported. He died while being flown to a hospital, according to the news station.

Barclay was also known as Master Terafan Greydragon, according to the Society for Creative Anachronism. The organization posted on Facebook Sunday that they are investigating what led up to the accident, and what can be done to prevent anything similar from happening in the future.

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2018-10-09 08:27:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Seven honored for a Lifetime Commitment at LWC Homecoming

By Venus Popplewell, LWC Director of Public Relations

LWC celebrated its 87th homecoming this weekend. Dubbed "Come Home to the Hill," the celebration included the LWC National Alumni Association awards ceremony and Athletic Hall of Fame inductions. The weekend also included several reunions, a fireworks show and pep rally, and the crowning of the 2018 homecoming king and queen at halftime of the Blue Raider football game.

Lindsey Wilson College Director of Alumni Relations Hannah Peck has early memories of growing up on the hill of LWC.

"Lindsey has been an integral part of my life since I was a young girl. Some of my earliest memories are found here on the hill," said Peck at the college's 2018 homecoming awards luncheon on Saturday. "...and now here I am today, all these years later, surrounded by people who know exactly what it means to be a part of the LWC family."

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2018-10-09 06:46:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Squarecrows 2018 - maybe Ed's favorite downtown event ever

By Linda Waggener

Ed and I laughed every time we saw the picture at the link below taken during the inaugural Squarecrows event on the Public Square in Columbia. The smiles and laughter the month-long celebration brought made this one of his favorite downtown events in his favorite season.

Sometimes I wonder if were to leave just one picture on the front page for all time, what would it be from the 20+ years of photo archives by a multitude of awesome contributing photographers?

It just might be this one, taken by Ed in 2015, and christened "Pumpkin Butt", if I remember correctly, by his brother, Ralph Roy.

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2018-10-09 05:54:17 | Comments | Printable version

Squarecrow 2018 population soars beyond 60

As businesses, organizations and individuals - especially candidates - get their placement done, the Public Square in Columbia, KY is taking on an awesome population of Squarecrows for the 2018 season. Ellen Zornes, executive director of the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce has just added two more this morning.

Prizes will be awarded as well as the always popular People's Choice Award with voting that will take place at the Retired Teachers' Booth during Downtown Days, Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13, 2018. Click here to see the whole list.

For more information, call 270-384-6020, or stop by the Chamber office, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, 9am-3pmCT, except Wednesdays.

2018-10-09 05:41:49 | Comments | Printable version

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 9 Oct 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 9, 2018:
Good manners require
treating a guest with kindness
regardless of doubts.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 9 October 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2583

2018-10-09 05:28:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 9
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Hilda Smith (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Lawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brady Zane Blair (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Adams (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaymeson Hunt Corbin Harmon (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindy Barr (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nelson Burton (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Breeding (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Ann Lewis Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Lewis (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelia George O'Banion | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelia O'Banion | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Douglas Holt (2013) 12384 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tatum Reese Bolden | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhday, William Lee Rodgers, Jr., Casey County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jordan Lee Moore, 28, Cumberland County, KY (1990-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Hash, 77, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alton (John Boy) Creason, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Artis Byrd, Casey Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Wood, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alfred "King Al" Blackman, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal V. Miller Casey Co., KY (1922-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donnie Glenn Coomes Green Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elymus Lewis, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alliene King Jones, Greensburg, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Virginia (Gin) Lois Clark, Green Co., KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Maggard,, Adair Co., KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Miller, Casey County, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Pearl Huff, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Compton, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tal Lee Smith, 94, Edmonton, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cunneen Poynter | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Virgie Ruth Spears Scott, Cumberland Co. KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Coyle, Russell County, KY (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhodena Lee Robertson Hart, Russell Co., KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Esther Frances Warf Thompson Wiley, Green County, KY (1920-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Bastin, 87, Casey County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy George (1955-1991) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTFuneral service for Terry Willis, 67, Flatwoods, KY (1951-2018) | (ID:55755, Comment)
11:45amCTChamber of Commerce meeting at Cranmer Dining Hall | (ID:55739, Comment)
6:00pmCTEducational meeting about alpha-gal syndrome | (ID:55677, Comment)
Adair Co. Fiscal Court regular meeting | (ID:55772, Comment)


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