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11:19pmCT: Tornado warning has moved out of Adair County

A tornado warning is in progress for Adair County, 10:45pmCT according to national weather service. Sirens are going off in Columbia. A tornado warning is in effect until midnight.

The Adair County Courthouse Annex basement is open for shelter.

Damage reported on Mt. Carmel Road, Adair County, 11:04pmCT.

Tornado warning has moved out of Adair County, 11:19pmCT

2018-11-05 22:23:46 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Kentucky: Miller Park

2018-11-05 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Amy Waggener.
The trees are showing hints of color in Miller Park.

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2018 Adair Co. OCC shoeboxes in memory of Brandon Burns

National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12-19, 2018. The Drop off location for boxes in Adair County will be the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia Church of the Nazarene.

By Mark Fudge

The 2018 Operation Christmas Child shoe box effort in Adair County will be done in memory of Brandon Burns. Brandon was the bowling coach at Lindsey Wilson College and participated in and strongly supported the Operation Christmas Child program. Brandon was a friend to many and constantly looked for ways to love and help others. Operation Christmas Child was just one way that Brandon could do that.

If a person visited Barney's Fun Center the first couple weeks of November, they would usually find Operation Christmas Child go boxes and numerous shoe box items at the center. Those items were evidence that Brandon had been shopping for his bowling team so that they could fill OCC boxes.

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2018-11-05 20:02:12 | Comments | Printable version

Churchill Downs: Man drunkenly jumped on a horse and rode it

By Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier Journal

The most interesting race at the Breeders' Cup was over before it even started. Louisville Metro Police arrested a 24-year-old man Saturday evening at Churchill Downs after officials say he entered a restricted area, mounted a horse and rode it out toward the track, according to a citation.

Michael Wells-Rody, of Georgetown, Kentucky, was "under the influence of alcohol" and was "loud and disorderly" to Churchill Downs staff, the arrest citation said.

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2018-11-05 19:21:55 | Comments | Printable version

Injury Collision in Casey Co. closes 1 lane of US127

By Sergeant Jason Morris

Dunnville, KY - Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision that closed one lane of US127 in the limits of Dunnville today around 12:01pmET for several hours.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 67 year old Steven Warfel of Portland, TN was operating a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer traveling north on US127. Warfel failed to negotiate a curve, overturning his vehicle running off the roadway. A telephone pole was damaged causing the lines to fall across US127 closing one lane of the roadway.

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2018-11-05 19:07:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Applications open for Summer 2019 KDA Internships

Program Offers Hands-on Experience. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2018.

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites college students pursuing a career in agriculture or government to apply for positions in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's (KDA's) internship program for the summer of 2019.

In addition to agriculture, KDA interns may work in education, computer science, marketing, communications, pre-law, and other fields. Internships will run from June through August.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college, university, or vocational-technical program. Applicants can be enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate school.

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2018-11-05 19:05:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Governor leads economic development mission to China

Meetings with corporate executives target existing industry, new business opportunities

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin this weekend departed on his administration's first economic development and trade mission to the People's Republic of China, a weeklong trip to build business and diplomatic connections in one of the world's largest and fastest growing economies.

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development executive officer Vivek Sarin and Erran Persley, the cabinet's executive director for international affairs and business development, joined Gov. Bevin for the trip. The group plans on strengthening relationships with Chinese companies already operating in Kentucky, as well as developing new business and government connections to fuel future growth.

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2018-11-05 18:10:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Curiosity Theater visits ACPC

By Dana Harmon

On Monday, November 5, 2018, students at Adair County Primary Center got a look at our solar system in an interesting format. The Curiosity Theater, which is a large inflated dome, much like a planetarium, visited the entire school day and in the afterschool program, 21st CCLC-Camp Casey.

Students during the school day rode along with two adventurers in a magical cardboard rocket to each of our solar system's planets. During Camp Casey students and families were treated to three different programs, Earth's Wild Ride, The Dinosaur Prophecy and Timespace. It's safe to say that this day was awe-inspiring for everyone!

This program was made possible by the ACPC Parent Boosters, 21st CCLC Camp Casey and Lindsey Wilson College Bonner Program.

2018-11-05 18:05:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Oris Murrell, 86, Columbia, KY (1932-2018)

Oris Murrell, 86, of Columbia, died Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4amCT at the T.J. Samson Health Columbia Emergency Room.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Michael Helm officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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2018-11-05 15:59:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Casey Co. traffic stop leads to drug arrest

NOTE: An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual placed under arrest is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Casey Co., KY - On November 3rd, 2018, at approximately 7:19pmET, while on routine patrol Trooper Zach Scott initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Pontiac for a cancelled registration plate violation. Upon contact with the driver, 25 year old Jesse Galloway of Liberty, Trooper Scott noticed a small glass pipe in plain view, in the center console, with suspected methamphetamine residue inside of it.

Consent to search was given, resulting in 4 small bags of suspected methamphetamine, scales, prescription pills, 2 firearms, and a large sum of cash being located.

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2018-11-05 15:55:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Temporary Storm Sheltering avaliable at Annex Basement

By Mike Keltner, Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management

The Adair County Courthouse Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, will be open tonight for temporary storm sheltering.

2018-11-05 15:52:45 | Comments | Printable version

An Afternoon of Geography at ACPC

By Dana Harmon

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Lindsey Wilson College Education students brought an afternoon of Geography to students and family at Adair County Primary Center.

Various stations were set up with fun games and activities that taught everything from cardinal directions to community helpers and everything in between.

Many thanks go to Missy Arnold and her students for being such great partners in our school. This event was also sponsored by 21st CCLC Camp Casey, Family Resource Center and Title I.

2018-11-05 14:37:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Feds approve KY plan for innovation in Medicaid SUD Services

Reforms are part of Kentucky's 1115 Demonstration Waiver

By Doug Hogan/Beth Fisher

Frankfort, KY - - The federal government recently approved Kentucky's implementation plan for substance use disorder services under the 1115 waiver submission from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). The plan will increase Medicaid enrollees' access to care and enhanced benefits to improve treatment and outcomes for substance use disorder (SUD).

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2018-11-05 14:36:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Letter: Trailer reported stolen from William Bryant Road

Brandon Kinnett writes:
My 16 Ft. Trailer was taking from William Bryant Road last night November 4, 2018. Please return to Brandon Kinnett.

2018-11-05 14:21:33 | Comments | Printable version

Election Do's and Dont's

By Bradford Queen

Frankfort, KY - Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day, when Kentuckians and voters across the nation will go to the polls. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's chief election official, is reminding voters of Election Day "Do's and Don'ts" in advance of the polls opening:

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2018-11-05 13:08:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Veterans to be honored at Egypt Christian Church Sun 11 Nov

The Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Rd, Columbia, KY, will be honoring all veterans in a special service on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 10:30amCT.

Included will be a slide show of veterans with a special tribute honoring those who served in World War I, as November 11, 2018 will be the 100th anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice ending World War I.

Patriotic music will be provided by the church choir, soloist Matt Sabo and Paul Parker playing the trumpet. The congregation and Pastor Paul Patton invite everyone to attend. --W M Feese Jr

2018-11-05 12:48:49 | Comments | Printable version

Suspended students still not in school after social media posts

Adair County public schools Superintendent Dr. Pam Stephens has released the following statement concerning last week's disciplining of two students who posted messages and photos on social media:
As many are already aware, some students have been suspended at Adair County High School because of inappropriate attire and pictures posted on various social media sites.

Students and staff, thank you for coming forward to share your concerns. 'When you see something, say something' worked for Adair County students today. Our investigation is ongoing. But these students will not be back in school this week.

Students, you are always encouraged to tell a staff member, but if you feel reporting anonymously is your best way of reporting, please go to our district website and click on 'stop tip line'. The Adair County school district is committed to the safety of all students and staff every day. We do not take distracting behavior in social media posts lightly. Again, students and staff, thank you for reporting your concerns.

2018-11-05 12:24:18 | Comments | Printable version

St. Catharine College campus going up for auction this month

By Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader
The Kentucky Press News Service

Ever dreamed of owning your own college campus? If so, your ship has come in — to Springfield, Ky.

The campus of the former St. Catharine College is up for auction. The minimum bid accepted will be $1.3 million for the 50-plus acre college property itself, $1.4 million for the campus and three bypass property tracts totaling more than 40 acres.

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2018-11-05 11:54:32 | Comments | Printable version

Glory Road singers will be at Living by Faith Church 11 Nov 2018

Glory Road from Greensburg, KY will be singing at Living by Faith church on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 5:30pmCT.

Everyone is invited to come out to the church, located at 3041 Edmonton Rd, Columbia KY, and enjoy singing and fellowship. The Pastor is Brother Bobby Withers.

2018-11-05 11:28:41 | Comments | Printable version

Reminders for Voters

By Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

Tomorrow is the big day, Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Some reminders for voters:
  • Polls will be open from 6amCT to 6pmCT

  • Be prepared to show ID

  • If you're not sure if you're registered or where you vote, know before you go; call the Adair County Clerk's Office at 270-384-2801, visit, or Google Where do I vote?

  • Voters in the city please make sure to check both sides of your ballot

  • Absentee voting machines are open today, Monday, November 5, 2018, from 8amCT to 4pmCT for anyone qualifying to vote absentee (Info)

2018-11-05 07:47:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Construction work continues on LBN and I65

By Wes Watt

Included in the expected traffic impacts in District 3 for November 5 through November 9 are the continued bridge maintenance along the LBN/Cumberland Parkway, and a major resurfacing project on I65. All work is subject to change.

Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway, in Barren and Metcalfe Counties: Work 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 lane in areas so motorists should use caution.The project is expected to be finished in late November.

2018-11-05 07:17:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Mild temperatures, storms possible overnight

Today is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pmCT, and winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight, mainly before 4amCT. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 56. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

According to a note from the National Weather Service, provided to us by Mike Keltner, Director of Adair Co. Emergency Management, "Some changes to the forecast this morning have included lowering the severe probabilities across the entire region. We still think that a squall line, or multiple lines and clusters of storms, will move through this evening into the early morning hours. Damaging winds will be the main threat with the line, but brief tornadoes and flash flooding will be possible as well. Models have sped up the storms a bit and it looks like everything should be out of here before sunrise Tuesday."

On Election Day, expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

2018-11-05 07:10:45 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 5 Nov 2018

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, November 5, 2018, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 58 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 87 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 173 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 37 events Circuit Court. 158 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2018-11-05 06:21:40 | Comments | Printable version

Jane P. Smith, 63, Jamestown, KY (1955-2018)

She was a retired Administrative Secretary at the Russell County Board of Education.

Jane P. Smith of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018, in Jamestown, KY. She was 63 years old.

Funeral Services for Jane Smith will be at 2pmCT on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church, 5448 E. Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY , with Pastor Mark Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Memorial Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.

Friends may visit after 11amCT on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the church.

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2018-11-05 06:19:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - MONDAY with CM - 5 Nov 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 5, 2018:
When it seems easy,
with no thought for what might come,
we sometimes say yes.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 5 November 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2610

2018-11-05 06:05:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Clerk's Office: All attention Tuesday will be on the Election

From the office of Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 the Adair County Clerk’s Office on will be closed to anything pertaining to vehicles.

Due to us being a small office and the staff that does vehicle transfers also takes care of Elections, we feel all attention should be directed to the Election. The Deed Room will be in operation as usual.

2018-11-05 05:49:03 | Comments | Printable version

Elsie Thrasher Dyer, 73, Cumberland County, KY (1945-2018)

She was a member of Dutch Creek Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and a Seamstress for Sutton Shirt Corporation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Dyer; brothers, Lonnie Bee Thrasher and Stanley Earl Thrasher.

Elsie Thrasher Dyer of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 73 years, 1 month, and 2 days.

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2018-11-05 05:23:24 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Lady Indians fundraiser is tonight, 5 Nov 2018

By Betty Sue Feese
Lady Indians Basketball Boosters

The Adair County High School Lady Indians will have a first annual silent auction, chili supper, alumni game and blue/white scrimmage at 6pmCT today, Monday, November 5, 2018, in the gym.

Admission to the games and auction are free. Monies raised will be used to help purchase gear and go toward travel expenses for the team. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

2018-11-05 05:18:40 | Comments | Printable version

David Ingram Allen, 56, Taylor County, KY (1962-2018)

He was a well-respected man in the First District who worked many years as a polling clerk in his precinct. He enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts and old money, and took many a leisurely walk through the woods enjoying God's creation.

David Ingram Allen of Campbellsville passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home.

There will be a funeral service to honor his life on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12noonCT/1pmET at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Mt. Carmel Church Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Freddy Thompson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 11am until time for the service.

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2018-11-05 04:48:49 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 5
Happy Anniversary, Kenneth and Ernestine Bennett (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alberta Lowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Franklin (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candice Vanderpool | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Doss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny P. Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Abbott (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edie Platt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Marie George (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jodi Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Lynn Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Melson Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathleen Long Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lowell Hightower | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Bosela | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick Roy (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicky Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sierra Rambert | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Shirley Wilson Meadows, Green Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karen Fields, Taylor Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Morgan, Adair Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Burton, Adair County, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Christeen Bradshaw, Adair Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Farrell Lee Hickerson, Green Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Lee Mann, Russell Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel Preston Jackson, Adair County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Wayne Perkins, Green Co., KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Orval Wayne Jeffries, 87, Greensburg, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Dee Turner, Adair County, KY (1963-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Tyler Murphy, 21, Green County, KY (1993-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Edsel Carter, 83, Burkesville, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jamie Moon, 32, Adair County, KY (1982-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Helm Bottoms, Adair Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgil R. Sharpe, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ashley M. Garrett, 32, Casey Co., KY (1983-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth W. Wilson, 69, Milltown, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glennis Allen Parker, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Suretha Mae Booher, 81, Cumberland Co., KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Redman, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William -Billy- Houghlin, 43, Knifley, KY (1974-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Henry Taylor, 73, Taylor County, KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT2018 General Election: Last day for Absentee Voting At Adair Co. Clerk's Office from 8amCT to 4pmCT | (ID:55730, Comment)
Blanket Drive to benefit Norton Children's Hospital | (ID:56002, Comment)
8:30amCTACPL Town Bookmobile Run | (ID:56103, Comment)
10:00amCTFirst Monday Siren test in Adair County: Recurrent, every first Monday event unless there is a possibility of inclement weather. --Mike Keltner, Adair County Emergency Management Director | (ID:55863, Comment)
Lap Sit book time for 0-3years at The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY | (ID:55893, Comment)
1:00pmCTFuneral service for Jimmie Dean Johnson, 63, Columbia, KY (1955-2018) | (ID:56042, Comment)
4:30pmCTBoys Middle School ACMS Basketball at Casey Co. | (ID:56059, Comment)
5:00pmCTGenealogy Meeting at The Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY | (ID:55894, Comment)
Adair County Primary Center regular SBDM Meeting | (ID:56005, Comment)
6:00pmCTACHS Lady Indians fundraiser silent auction, chili supper, alumni game | (ID:56138, Comment)


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