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Con artists preying on grandparents in Kentucky

Con artists posing as grandchildren in trouble robbed three seniors of nearly $18,000. Grandparents in Pulaski County have reported calls.

By Terry Sebastian/Crystal Staley

Frankfort, KY - Three Kentucky grandparents were robbed of nearly $18,000 recently after falling victim to a "grandparent scam," according to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who issued a statewide scam alert today.

Six grandparents in Boyle, Butler, Fayette, Jefferson, Meade and Pulaski counties have reported the scam phone call.

The victims say they received a phone call from someone claiming to be their grandchild who is in an out-of-state jail and injured after driving under the influence and wrecking. A second scammer joins the call pretending to be an attorney or law enforcement officer who confirms the story and requests the grandparent immediately wire money or send cash to pay the bail bond.

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2018-11-01 20:33:28 | Comments | Printable version

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Big Al reports in from Austin, TX, home of the Jackalope

2018-11-01 - Texas - Photo from Big Al Owens.
The Jackalope is where Big Al spent Halloween evening in Austin, TX. The restaurant fits the description of diners/drive-ins/dives and is said to be a favorite place, with the best burger of all.

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Austin, TX food and Halloween celebration shared by Big Al

From the Road by Big Rig Driver, Big Al

Big Al Owens reported in from a Halloween stop in Austin, TX. He said he had a great time, met a lot of new friends from England, Holland, and even some locals.

He had an amazing burger at the Jackalope and said it's definitely worth the drive to visit Austin.

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2018-11-01 20:00:38 | Comments | Printable version

Students are learning to manage their stress at CMS

By Calen McKinney

Students at Campbellsville Middle School meet regularly with Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch to discuss issues they might face during their middle and high school years.

Recently, Wiedewitsch discussed how students experience stress.

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2018-11-01 19:28:32 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Cleveland Grant Johnson, 87, Russell County, KY

He pastored Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church for 44 years. To honor him special Music will be provided by Clear Springs Choir and Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Larry Bennett, Darris Bennett, Mike Foley, Wyatt Wooten, Anthony Grant, Riley Grant and Honorary Pallbearers all Preachers.

Bro. Cleveland Grant Johnson, 87, of Russell Springs, died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown.

Funeral service for Bro. Cleveland Grant Johnson will be 1pmCT Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Melvin Sisson and Bro. Josh Owens officiating. Visitation is 5-8pmCT Friday at the church and after 9amCT until the service. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.

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2018-11-01 19:23:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Taylor County Grand Jury returns indictments Tue 30 OCT 2018

Indictments brought against 16 individuals from Lebanon, Elkhorn, and Campbellsville, KY, and Scottsboro, AL, on charges including possession, rape, assault, trafficking, wanton endangerment, burglary, theft, and flight.

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, 30 October 2018:

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2018-11-01 18:19:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Post 15 to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.

Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts.

These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

2018-11-01 16:22:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Willard Pritchard, 78, Glens Fork, KY (1939-2018)

Willard was an active member of the Columbia Christian Church. Along with his wife and family, he served the Lord faithfully as a missionary and member of Wycliffe Bible Translators for 23 years.

Willard Pritchard, 78 of the Glens Fork Community slipped into the Lord's presence October 31, 2018 at 8amCT at his home after a short illness.

Funeral services will be 10amCT on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Bro. Terry White will officiate. Burial will follow in the Grant Cemetery at Glens Fork.

Visitation will be after 3:30pmCT on Friday, November 2, at the funeral home.

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2018-11-01 16:19:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC women defeat Pikeville 11-0

Liljered and Birgerud record hat tricks; women's soccer defeats Pikeville University 11-0 to open MSC Tournament

By Christopher Coombs

Campbellsville, KY - The No. 1-seeded Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team opened the MSC women's soccer tournament with commanding 11-0 victory over No. 8-seed Pikeville (Ky.) on a rainy Thursday morning at Finley Stadium on the campus of Campbellsville University.

Emelie Liljered and Thea Birgerud both scored three goals for the Blue Raiders (9-3-2, 6-0-1 MSC) as Liljered added two assists. Yvonne Ploeg tallied two goals as MSC Freshman of the Year Sina Cavelti, Amara Safuan and Sanna Svensson all added one goal in the match. Safuan and Delfina Santellan tallied two assists.

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2018-11-01 16:14:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Lessons from a man called Dee

By The News-Enterprise

Once upon a time, in a more uncomplicated America, elected officials were viewed as public servants. In legislative circles, the art of compromise was appreciated and debates over issues were possible without angry rancor and name calling. The process of doing the people's business had elements of collegiality.

Walter D. Huddleston came from that time. His recent death and tributes describing this hard-working, low-key and fair-minded man make us long for his era.

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2018-11-01 16:10:55 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS students disciplined for behavior on social media

Superintendent Pamela Stephens has issued a statement that bad behavior on social media is not taken lightly in the Adair County Public Schools.

More than one student has been disciplined for improper dress and posts on social media and she reports that investigation is continuing. She praises students and families who, "when you see something, say something."

2018-11-01 14:47:56 | Comments | Printable version

Chester Franklin, 87, native of Adair County, KY

He was a former employee of Clark Casual Manufacturing in Greensburg and a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Franklin.

Chester Franklin, 87, formerly of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Franklin-Simpson Nursing & Rehab.

The funeral Service will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Junior Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.Visitation is after 9amCT Saturday.

Casket Bearers will be Josh Franklin, Anthony Franklin, Johnathon Franklin, David Franklin, Larry Dudley and Thomas Campbell.

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2018-11-01 11:06:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter from Debbie Selby: Another successful Treats on the Town

By Debbie Selby

We have another successful Treats On The Town in the history book. I want to sincerely thank everyone who participated in any way. Thank you to the Columbia Police Department for blocking off the square in order to have a safe environment for the children.

I cannot put into words the gratitude I would like to extend to all the businesses, county and city officials along with all other organizations that distributed candy and made this event successful.

We saw a lot of happy smiling faces and the crowd convinced me it was a successful event.

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2018-11-01 09:20:46 | Comments | Printable version

Letter - some additional county tax bills lost

Vonnie Kolbenschlag writes:
Thanks Maury, Some of the "K's" got lost, too. I think it is good to remind people. --Vonnie Kolbenschlag
Comments re article 100369 Letter Some County Tax Bills Were Lost in the Mail

2018-11-01 08:54:47 | Comments | Printable version

WKU Veterans Day ceremony Fri 9 Nov 2018

Bowling Green, KY - Western Kentucky University will observe Veterans Day at 11amCT on Friday, November 9, 2018, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Guthrie Bell Tower followed by the ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The Veterans Day ceremony will include the unveiling of a new panel on the Guthrie Bell Tower in honor of the 100th anniversary of the WKU ROTC Program, as well as feature remarks from U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and WKU President Timothy C. Caboni.

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2018-11-01 06:04:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Governor attends White House ceremony celebrating Pledge to America's Workers

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - - Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday attended a ceremony with President Donald J. Trump at the White House celebrating the Pledge to America's Workers. Gov. Bevin signed the pledge earlier this year in support of workforce development opportunities for Kentucky workers through apprenticeships, work-based learning programs, continuing education, on-the-job training, and re-skilling.

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2018-11-01 06:01:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Mollie Vaughn, 92, Liberty, KY (1926-2018)

Mollie was a seamstress. She loved gardening, quilting, singing, cooking and spending time with her family.

Mollie Vaughn, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 92 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Friday, November 2, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Gum Lick Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 8pmET on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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2018-11-01 05:56:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

More rain in the forecast, high near 68

The National Weather Service is forecasting more showers today, mainly after 9amCT, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 10pmCT. It will be cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind 8 to 15 mph.

2018-11-01 05:50:26 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 1 Nov 2018

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, November 1, 2018, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 17 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 9 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 13 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2018-11-01 05:46:26 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 1 Nov 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 1, 2018:
To make the right choice
when it conflicts with the law,
requires much courage.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 1 November 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2606

2018-11-01 05:44:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 1
Happy Anniversary Perry and Shirley Scott, Marrowbone, KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, "Cotton" and Ann Smith (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Frances and Daril Salyers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Josh & Elisa Blakley (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randall and Jean Nelson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abe Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Camden James Burton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaili Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kobe Dale Johnson (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lonnie Grant (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, MacKenzie Hinkle (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shay England | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tedessa Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Glover | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vickie Karnes (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zach Lynch | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Loy (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen McDermott Noel, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel Otis Lee Phillips, Casey Co., KY, (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine (Gerry) Hicks, Casey Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry W. Koger, Clinton Co., KY native, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernadine Drake, Adair County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Tuey, Russell Co., KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wesley Wade, Summer Shade, KY (d. May 19, 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Phipps Karnes, Knifley, Adair Co. KY (1920-2013)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnold D. Burton, 73, Adair County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindsay Pennington-Akers, 31, Russell Co., KY (1982-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Pruitt, Green County, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eulon Wells Wesley, 90, Glens Fork, KY, native (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Lucille Cox Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Eugene Pedigo, 87, Summer Shade, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Whitlow Thompson Sinclair, Green Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall (Shorty) Lee Walker, Beaumont, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosie K. Bearden, 80, Columbia, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair Co., KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl Dearen, Taylor Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David McFarland, 75, Russell County, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Lee Raffety, Taylor County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Ray Lacy Swan, 75, native of Columbia, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Atwell, Green County, KY (1925-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTThe Adair County Public Library Bookmobile will be doing the East 80 bookmobile run today from 8:00amCT until 3:30pmCT | (ID:55904, Comment)
NoonCTFuneral service for Wendy Jean Fudge Reeder, 65, formerly of Columbia, KY (1952-2018) | (ID:56014, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival services at Harrods Fork Baptist Church | (ID:56008, Comment)


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