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LWC Volleyball wins Pool F with 3-0 win over Eastern Oregon

By Chris Wells

Sioux City, IA - No. 6-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball closed out pool play at the NAIA National Championships presented by Delta Hotels with an impressive sweep of No. 11-ranked Eastern Oregon today at the Tyson Events Center.

Lindsey Wilson returns to action at 3:45pmCT on Friday. The Blue Raiders' opponent will be decided later today as pool action wraps up at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Dr, Sioux City, IA. With the 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 win, the Blue Raiders (32-3) win Pool F with a 3-0 record. Lindsey Wilson dropped just one set during pool play.

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2018-11-29 20:59:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Exchange Students check their country's stocking for goodies

2018-11-29 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Sabine Eastham, director LWC international program.
Lindsey Wilson College international Exchange Students check their country's stocking for goodies. Left to Right: Sohee Kim and Chisato Maeda.

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Hanging of the Greens services are Sunday at Trinity UMC

By Phyllis Burris

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY will hold “Hanging of the Greens” Services in both morning services this coming Sunday, December 2, 2018.

We will hear about the meaning of the decorations and symbols of Christmas and will then decorate the Sanctuary. A great way to start the Christmas season! The services are at 8:30amCT and 10:30amCT.

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2018-11-29 20:50:18 | Comments | Printable version

Ornament decoration at ISP House

By Gabe Roberts and Sabine Eastham

On November 28th, over 40 students gathered at the ISP House (International Student Program) on the Lindsey Wilson College campus, to decorate Christmas ornaments, enjoy Christmas treats, and take a study break from finals.

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2018-11-29 20:47:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Local Group Works in Atlanta at OCC Processing Center

By Mark Fudge

The Columbia Baptist Church recently organized a trip to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Atlanta Georgia. Eleven individuals from three different churches made the journey to Atlanta to help process OCC shoebox gifts that have been prepared by individuals, churches and organizations all over the southeastern United States. After this group finished processing the boxes, the boxes were packed into cartons and are now ready to be distributed to children all around the world.

This was the first trip to the processing center for Columbia Baptist Church member Linda Jackson. She said, "It was an awesome experience. As I was looking in each box, I could only imagine the smile on the child's face and the love and joy they would feel when they opened it. It is a lot of work but a pleasure as well. I can't wait to go back next year."

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2018-11-29 20:42:20 | Comments | Printable version

Man who confessed to 90 murders was arrested in Louisville

By Cameron Knight, The Kentucky Enquirer

Samuel Little is 78. He's been in prison since 2012. Prior to that, he traveled the country for more than three decades murdering women. And he says he has killed in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Little was arrested at a Louisville homeless shelter in 2012. He was extradited to California on drug charges, and once there his DNA was quickly matched to three unsolved homicides in the 1980s. He was sentenced to life in prison. He confessed to 90 murders, investigators said, many of which he remembers in great detail.

The FBI has confirmed 34 of Little's murders and continue to investigate the others

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2018-11-29 20:39:15 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: thankful to those who provide service

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Amen to Joyce Coomer on the men who empty our trash cans. A very important service we too often overlook. It's not an easy job, but I am thankful they are there to take care of it. --George Kolbenschlag
Comments re article 100879 Letter Thank You to all in Adair who do a tough job

2018-11-29 20:26:47 | Comments | Printable version

Clinton Co. traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Clinton Co., KY - On Sunday November 25th, 2018 at approximately 10:16 PM CST Trooper Jason Warinner was on routine patrol 6 miles east of Albany on KY 90 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2000 Ford F150 for a speeding violation.

As Trooper Warinner made contact with the driver, 36 year old Michael Points of Louisville, a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. A vehicle search was conducted, resulting in digital scales, 3 small bags of marijuana, cash, and several small bags of suspected cocaine weighing approximately 3.7 grams were located.

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2018-11-29 15:31:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Dept of Insurance tool matches consumers with lost policies

Kentuckians have recovered $4.4 million in lost insurance benefits since 2016. The Life Insurance Policy Locator can be found on the DOI home page in the lower right-hand corner below RegWatch at

By Susan West

Frankfort, KY - If you can't locate a life insurance policy of a deceased relative, the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) has the investigative tool that can help you find both lost policies and annuity contracts.

The Life Insurance Policy Locator, introduced by DOI through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), has matched Kentucky consumers with policies totaling $2 million in the past 12 months.

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2018-11-29 15:26:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Carney elected Majority Floor Leader of KY House

By Matt Smith

Frankfort, KY - - Representative John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville has been elected by his colleagues to serve as Majority Floor Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

The position is responsible for moving legislation to the floor of the House and serving as the leader of the Majority Caucus, which is currently controlled by Republicans.

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2018-11-29 15:23:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Betty's Country Cooking celebrating 30th Anniversary

Betty's Country Cooking, the landmark Columbia restaurant on North Hwy 55, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on Dec 5, 2018. The Ollestads and the Kesslers plan to mark the milestone with a week-long extravaganza of thirty-cent drink and dessert specials, visits from Santa Claus, gift card specials, and big-ticket giveaways, including a TV and tickets to a Tennessee Titans football game.

Betty began her restaurant career in 1977, working in management with Charlie and Fern Roy at Druthers, and later managing The Country Inn, when it was owned by the Fletcher family.

In 1988, Betty ventured out on her own, opening The Donut Shop, on Russell Road, with Rich (ex-husband and still best friend). Many people followed Betty from place to place, and, after a few years, the business moved to the old Harold's Steak House building on South 55 to become a full service restaurant.

In 1994, Betty purchased the building that had housed Giles Food Mart on Campbellsville Road, and it has been the home of Betty's Country Cooking ever since.

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2018-11-29 13:13:22 | Comments | Printable version

Christmas Carnival at HWC Sat 1 Dec 2018

Holloway Health & Wellness Center will be hosting the Christmas Carnival again this year. The event will take place from 1pmCT until 4pmCT on Satuday, December 1, 2018. Santa will arrive at 1:30pmCT and leave at 3:30pmCT. There will be inflatables, ornament decorating, caroling, Christmas stories read by the LWC Education Department students, and local vendors.

The first two basketball courts will close at 6pmCT on Friday, November 30, 2018, to begin set up. The third court, the weight room, and the cardio deck will remain open until normal closing time at 9pmCT.

The entire downstairs of the facility (weight room, basketball courts, and racquetball court) will be closed all day on Saturday. The cardio deck will remain open for any members who still want to exercise.

2018-11-29 11:52:49 | Comments | Printable version

Tapestry Concert by CU Orchestra Fri 30 Nov 2018

By Raquel Valderrama

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's Tapestry Concert will be presented at Campbellsville University on Friday, Nov. 30 in the Ransdell Chapel, 1 University Dr., Campbellsville, KY.

The performance will begin at 6pmCT/7pmET on Friday, November 30, 2018. Doors will open at 5pmCT/6pmET. The Tapestry Concert is free and open to the public, and an optional donation of canned foods will benefit the Taylor County Food Bank. Donations will be collected at the door.

The Tapestry Concert will include the following performances:

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2018-11-29 11:49:05 | Comments | Printable version

Nazareth Evening News at CBC on Sun 16 Dec

Columbia Baptist Church will present a Christmas Theatrical Performance of "The Nazareth Evening News" on Sunday, December 16, at 6pm. There is no cost and everyone is invited. At the conclusion of the performance, Columbia Baptist will host its annual Candlelight service. Columbia Baptist Church is located at 201 Greensburg St. Columbia, KY.

For more information, you may call the church at (270) 384-3176. --William Sandell

2018-11-29 11:40:52 | Comments | Printable version

Volunteers needed in Russell Co to review foster cases

Kentucky Press News Service

Frankfort, KY - Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 41 Kentucky counties, including Russell, are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care, according to a state news release. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse, to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Volunteers are not required to live in the counties in which they volunteer, but all volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session, and consent to a criminal record and Central Registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the District Court or Family Court for appointment.

Potential volunteers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they can be screened and, if approved, scheduled for training in their area. To get more information and apply to be a volunteer, visit the CFCRB web page on the Kentucky Court of Justice website at

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2018-11-29 11:30:27 | Comments | Printable version

Local vendors in historic Adair County Courthouse Saturday

If it's Thursday, it’s now just 2 days to Christmas in Columbia, Saturday, December 1, 2018! After the Rotary Club Breakfast, walk on over to our beautiful, historic Adair County Courthouse where from 9am-2pmCT you can boost your Christmas shopping with handmade arts and crafts from local vendors. You’re sure to find something unique for that special person on your list…or yourself!

Just be sure to dress warmly, ‘cause ‘Baby, it’s cold INside’! When you've finished the hard work of shopping and deciding and purchasing, stop by the Courthouse Annex parking lot for a warm up of chili and hot chocolate with proceeds going to Sugarfoot Farm Rescue. – Ellen Zornes, Executive Director of the Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce

2018-11-29 06:23:06 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: The things we do for our children

Previous column: Carol Perkins: My own personal Hallmark movie

By Carol Perkins

When Carla's family moved into a new house, the one thing missing was a fireplace (although she seldom used her former one she indicated she wished she had one). I remembered seeing a mantle in a relative's yard sale and called to see if she still had it. "Yes, and I'd love for you to come and get it!" She didn't have to say that twice!

What the mantle needed was something to go behind the opening where the fireplace would normally be, so I found the perfect solution. With a piece of plywood and some imagination, I could create a background with tile. As I was stewing over how much trouble and expense that would be, I devised a better plan. I went on the hunt for a piece of large foam board. Through a friend on social media, I found the right piece. (Regular craft stores don't sell pieces that large.) Then I ordered a roll of peel and stick wallpaper that looked just like bricks.

With the beautiful mantle and the marble hearth, the foam board, the roll of wallpaper, we headed to Chapel Hill, TN to set all this up while she and her husband were at work.

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2018-11-29 06:15:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Preparing for Messiah-Sing

By Gerald Chafin

Most complete editions of MESSIAH are in the 250 pages range. In other words, the entire work is rather lengthy! Lord of the Rings fans loved it. (However, in case you're worried, Tuesday evening's performance draws largely from the Christmas section, about 50 minutes.)

Knowing the length of this masterwork allows us to appreciate the fact that Handel wrote MESSIAH in the space of about three weeks, between August 22 and September 14, 1741. The compositional process was an extremely intense experience. Handel rarely left his room and hardly ate during this time.

Therefore, let's consider the personal impact of MESSIAH on Handel as the composer. No one shares the story better than Patrick Kavanaugh in The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers - from the view of an employee:

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2018-11-29 05:31:08 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's soccer falls to William Carey

By Christopher Coombs

Orange Beach, AL - The No. 10-seeded Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team fell to No. 2-seed William Carey 1-0 on a goal midway through the second half in their quarterfinal match up at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

Lindsey Wilson finishes the season with a 13-4-3 overall record.

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2018-11-29 05:23:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Cloudy and wet today, with a high near 45F

It's currently 33F this morning at the Adair County Mesonet station. There is a chance of showers between 7amCT and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. It will be cloudy today, with a high near 45F. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Expect periods of rain overnight, and areas of fog. Temperature rising to around 52 by 4amCT on Friday. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Chance of weekend storms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms may be possible on Saturday ahead of a cold front. While the details regarding the timing and placement of possible storms remains uncertain, storms that do form could potentially become strong or severe.

2018-11-29 05:21:25 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 29 Nov 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 29, 2018:
Using the wrong tools,
what appeared easy and quick
seems to have no end.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 29 November 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2634

2018-11-29 05:15:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 29 Nov 2018

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, November 29, 2018, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 41 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 56 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 11 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2018-11-29 05:14:37 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 29
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Peggy Phelps Page (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Steve and Angela Smith (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Feese Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eva Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hayley Elizabeth Coffey (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Spires (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kailey Brooke Garmon (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lou Ellen Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louvenie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Scott Cowan (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Tucker Buley (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Smith (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Helen Lee Haynes, Green Co., KY native (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Maude (Sneed) Salyers, Liberty, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Ordell Fudge, Adair Co., KY. (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elsie Rae Whitley, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Willis, Adair County, KY (1950-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy (J.J.) Johnson, Russell Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Gerald Rucker, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny (Pops) Mings, 70, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Jewel Martin Winfield, 81, Casey County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Louise Wilborn Bernard, Russell Co., KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marjorie Ethel Campbell, 83, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mario J. Arizzi, 51 Campbellsville, KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lora Lynn Shell, Casey County, KY (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Wood Smith, 98, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Conover, 56, Russell Springs, KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John David Hunter, Cumberland Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Boston, Taylor Co., KY native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton (Cliff) Sandusky, 63, Casey County, KY 91953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward K. Wade, Russell Co./Casey Co., KY native (1919-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Sneed, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Louise Abston Curry, Columbia, KY , formerly of Burkesville (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur Wilson, 86, Russell County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Williams, 87, Taylor County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Huston Smith (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTACPL East 80 Bookmobile Run | (ID:56117, Comment)
10:00amCTService for Janice Simpson, 65, Russell Springs, KY (1953-2018) | (ID:56259, Comment)
1:00pmCTService for Laverne Kessler McKinney, 89, Green County, KY (1929-2018) | (ID:56265, Comment)
2:00pmCTService for Kathryn Stephens, 100, Russell County, KY (1918-2018) | (ID:56264, Comment)
4:30pmCTBoys Middle School ACMS Basketball vs Green Co. | (ID:56078, Comment)
5:30pmCTAdair County Democratic Party meeting | (ID:56269, Comment)
6:00pmCTRobin Lewis speaking at Journey to Recovery | (ID:56266, Comment)
7:00pmCTTheatreFest! presents Bright Star, V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY. For more information about LWC's spring theatre season, contact Robert Brock at - JEREMY CLOYD (SCHEDULE/Fall TheatreFest!) | (ID:55260, Comment)


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