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New Years with the Kentucky Headhunters and Artimus Pyle

By Big Al Owens

On New Year's Eve, I moseyed over to Glasgow, Kentucky with my friend Crystal Stotts and got to celebrate the new year with the Kentucky Headhunters and Artimus Pyle from Lynyrd Skynyrd. I had the pleasure of being able to hang out with Fred and Richard Young and also spoke with legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Artimus Pyle. It was a great performance which ended up with the entire theater singing Dumas Walker at midnight.

Fans were also treated to a legendary drum solo that included Fred Young from the Kentucky Headhunters, Artimus Pyle from Lynyrd Skynyrd, and John Fred Young from Blackstone Cherry. People were dancing in the aisles at the Plaza Theater. We also ran into an old friend Tommy Corbin who is a police officer in Glasgow now.

It was a very beautiful New Year's Eve party and many people who were in attendance got the show of a lifetime. --Big Al

2019-01-02 21:25:06 | Comments | Printable version

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Fred Young on the Drums

2019-01-02 - Glasgow, KY - Photo by Big Al Owens.
Fred Young from the Kentucky Headhunters, playing his signature Metcalfe County Band drum set at the Plaza Theater New Year's show.

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2018 Top Stories - BJF puzzler kept guesses coming

Writer/photographer Billy Joe Fudge shared his Great Wooded South UFO and kept guesses coming in. Here's the link to revisit this top read story in 2018: Great Wooded South: A UFO over Green Hills? Mystery#79558

2019-01-02 20:43:05 | Comments | Printable version

GMMTP Informational Seminar in Frankfort on 24 Jan 2019

By Susan West

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is taking job recruitment to another level, hosting an informational seminar for participants in the Governor's Minority Management Training Program (GMMTP). This seminar titled, "Work, Thrive and Succeed" will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, at the offices of the Labor Cabinet in Frankfort

"We see this seminar as an opportunity to highlight the many leadership opportunities within the Labor Cabinet," said Acting Secretary David A. Dickerson. "The Labor Cabinet touches many Kentuckians daily. We employ attorneys, investigators, and teachers with careers in workplace safety, wage and hour compliance, and workers' compensation."

The GMMTP is a two-year professional development program designed to increase the number of minorities in leadership positions within state government. In addition to the personal development that comes with program participation, a core component of the program includes a number of professional development and networking opportunities, including site visits. The current class of 28 Kentucky state employees is scheduled to graduate in October of 2019.

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2019-01-02 20:14:55 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Co. traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Tpr. Nick Hale

On December 29th, 2018, at approximately 8:37pmET, Trooper Jake Harper was on routine patrol 2 miles south of Campbellsville on KY 55 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2014 Dodge Journey for a speeding violation.

As Trooper Harper made contact with the driver, 31 year old Andrew Spaulding of Campbellsville he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Tpr. Harper then conducted a search of the vehicle and located a small bag of marijuana, a small bag containing suspected cocaine, and digital scales.

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2019-01-02 20:11:47 | Comments | Printable version

Krispy Kreme makes special delivery to Lexington police

By Mike Stunson, Lexington Herald-Leader

Doughnut distress that struck the Lexington Police Department earlier this week will be remedied by Krispy Kreme. After a Krispy Kreme truck caught fire in Lexington Monday, the department posted social media photos of the dismayed officers, and the reaction went viral and the story was covered nationally.

The doughnut chain promised the mourning officers Tuesday that more doughnuts were on the way.


2019-01-02 20:09:52 | Comments | Printable version

1st-generation Kentucky college grad gets NASA dream job

By Karla Ward, Lexington Herald-Leader

Growing up in Tompkinsville and Burkesville, Bryan Willis had a lot of jobs. He started out doing farm work as a 15-year-old. He worked as a dishwasher at a mom-and-pop restaurant. There was the summer he spent at a chicken plant. And then there are the 13 months cumulatively that he worked in engineering at NASA.

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2019-01-02 20:07:15 | Comments | Printable version

Streets to be blocked for repairs to main line break

Jennifer Carter writes:
Columbia/Adair Utilities District will have Hurt Street blocked from Jessee Street to Willis Street to make repairs on a main line leak - received 2 Jan 2018.
Thank you,

2019-01-02 14:47:19 | Comments | Printable version

Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast, Sat 5 Jan

The Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8amCT, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Patty's Liberty Road Grocery and Deli, 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. All men and boys are invited. --W M Feese Jr

2019-01-02 12:41:49 | Comments | Printable version

Kayakers' lives may be saved as this article suggests

By Joyce Coomer

For all who enjoy kayaking on our rivers and lakes, this safety message stays with me and may help others. The writer compares wearing life jackets to wearing seat belts in cars. "We’re required to wear them, not just have a car equipped with them. What are we going to do? See the accident coming and quickly buckle up?"

Here's the link to Bob Mayer's article. - JMC

2019-01-02 09:25:16 | Comments | Printable version

Education leaders watch for pension reform, charter schools in 2019

By Aaron Mudd, Bowling Green Daily News

Local educators will be watching state lawmakers closely in 2019 as they take another shot at fixing Kentucky's strained pension system and possibly grapple with a charter schools funding mechanism.

Although lawmakers won't consider a state budget this year, Kentucky's Department of Education will ask them to let K-12 funding follow students to a charter school of their parent's choice.

That notion has drawn mixed reactions from some lawmakers, including Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, who told regional superintendents in a meeting last month that he doesn't see much eagerness among lawmakers for that concept.


2019-01-02 07:39:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

100-year-old KY whiskey fetches over $2,500 a bottle

By Austin Ramsey, The Messenger-Inquirer

A unique, prized collection of pre-Prohibition fine wines and spirits that was lost in an eccentric California millionaire's mansion almost a century ago has resurfaced, and among the dozens of whiskeys that went to auction in downtown Manhattan this month were several distilled in Owensboro, KY.

Roughly 17 bottles of 1910 Green River Straight Whiskey sold for a combined $45,938, part of a total $3 million purchase-value collection that Christie's Auction House in New York sold on Dec. 7.

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2019-01-02 07:37:13 | Comments | Printable version

Cloudy with steady temperatures today, High 45F

It's currently 42F at the Adair County Mesonet station. There's a 20 percent chance of rain after 2pmCT today. Otherwise, it should be cloudy, with a high near 45F. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight brings a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 35F, and northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 44F. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

2019-01-02 07:27:56 | Comments | Printable version

The dance you feel within

A birthday sonnet for Lisa Comperry
By Robert Stone

Enjoy unfolding right where you are at,
believing that the dance you feel within
will energize your getting out to chat
with caring friends who stick through thick and thin.

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2019-01-02 07:24:05 | Comments | Printable version

Today - WENDESDAY with CM - 2 Jan 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 2, 2019:
Certainty needed,
hesitant friend will reveal
sad death of parent.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 2 January 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2668

2019-01-02 07:17:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 2 Jan 2018

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 46 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 67 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 24 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 39 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-01-02 07:16:06 | Comments | Printable version

Joseph Parnell a worthy, dedicated and loyal servant, retires

Sunday morning December 30, 2018, he stood before the congregation as he had for the past 3224 Sundays and announced that he was retiring after 62 years and passing the responsibility of Sunday School Superintendent on to another.

By Terry Partin

In 1956 at the young age of nineteen Joseph Parnell stepped forth to take on the duties of Sunday School Superintendent at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. No one could have foreseen that he would continue to serve in that capacity as twelve Presidents completed fifteen Presidential terms. He served tirelessly alongside 16 different Pastors over the years.

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2019-01-02 05:38:33 | Comments | Printable version

Randy Wooldridge, 77, Russell County, KY (1941-2018)

He was a Crossroads Quartet singer for 18 years and Deacon at Clear Fork Baptist Church, and he was retired from Fruit of the Loom.

Randy Wooldridge, 77, of Russell Springs, KY died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10amCT Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Clear Fork Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Sullivan and Bro. John Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8pmCT Wednesday at Bernard Funeral Home and after 8amCT Thursday until funeral time at the Clear Fork Baptist Church. Interment in the Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers: Vernie McGaha, Brian McGaha, Dave Powell, Randy Hart, Tim Owens and Arlin Godby.

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2019-01-02 05:35:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 2
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Barbara Barnes (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, R.T. and Wanda Cave (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andea Meyer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Rowe (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christine Bragg Yoder | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaeden Moore (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, L.T. Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Furkins (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lorne Holler (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mattie Lou Neat (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Lynn Willis (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday. Brett Russell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday: Dalton Pickens | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Warren Cross, 61, Green County, KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Warren Cross, Barren Co., KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Whitman Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garlan Wilson, 90, native of Edmonton, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene Allen Young, Adair Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Barnes Canada , Dunnville, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orine Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Edward (Eddie) Terrell Thomas Loyall, Green Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Cathleen Hash Stiles, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Lou Sinclair Neat, Adair County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gile Harris, Russell Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teresa Gay Richardson, Casey County, KY |1959-2014| | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carol Priddy Shade, Russell Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Geneva Keith, Adair County, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hugh Garrett Moss, Taylor County, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Hill (Bud) Pollard<, 89, Adair County, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ramona Irene (Tootle) Mann, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lertie O. Conner, 98, Russell Co., KY (1918-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Bernard (Jim) Coe, Sr., Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Bardin, Columbia, KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Gray, Taylor Co., KY/Adair Co. native (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard Barnett, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Erlene Himes, 77, Taylor County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ramona Smith, Adair County, KY (1929-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Agnes Martina Kania Lepiarczyk (1907-1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Hoover (1908-2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Nokes Hoover (1908-2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Travis Dial (January 02, 1951-October 30, 2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTThe Chamber of Commerce office will be closed today | (ID:56441, Comment)
10:00amCTService for Jeffery Garland Scales, 62, Russell County, KY (1956-2018) | (ID:56503, Comment)
11:00amCTCaregivers lunch meeting today, 11amCT, Extension Office | (ID:56512, Comment)


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