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Food Pantry at Trinity UMC, Sat 26 Jan 2019

Trinity United Methodist Church will once again be having a perishable food pantry for the elderly (65 and older) and the disabled (receiving a disability check) of Adair County on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, from 10amCT until 10:30amCT.

To participate, you must call the church office at 270-384-3259 and speak to the secretary. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8amCT until NoonCT. Even if you have been before, you need to sign up each time. Keep calling until you speak to someone.

Trinity is located at 2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY. --Phyllis Burris, Trinity United Methodist Church


2019-01-10 16:59:18 | Comments | Printable version

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County Swearing In Ceremony - School Board District 5



2019-01-10 - Adair County Judicial Center, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Adair County's School Board Member in District 5, Troy Grider, was sworn in with his wife holding the Bible. The oath was administered by County Judge Executive Gale Cowan.

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Kentucky Museum at WKU to host Arte Cubano

By Tiffany Isselhardt

From March 9 to May 28, the Kentucky Museum in Bowling Green will host 'Arte Cubano', an exhibition celebrating Cuban contemporary art and diversity, as part of WKU's International Year of Cuba.

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island's art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse cultural blend of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences. Add to these traditional roots the revolution of 1959, and Cuban art occupies a unique aesthetic place in the contemporary art world.


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2019-01-10 16:56:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Beshear finalizing settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Bosch

Nearly 2,000 Kentuckians who purchased 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees or Ram 1500 Diesel trucks with alleged rigged emissions devices will benefit

By Terry Sebastian/Crystal Staley

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his office is finalizing settlements with automaker Fiat Chrysler and auto parts supplier Bosch that when final will provide restitution to nearly 2,000 Kentuckians and make a combined payment of more than $1 million to Kentucky.

Kentuckians impacted are those who purchased or leased 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees or Ram 1500 Diesel trucks manufactured by Fiat Chrysler that Beshear and other states allege in their multistate settlement contained illegal rigged emission device software supplied by Bosch that tricked federal and state emissions tests.


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2019-01-10 16:52:40 | Comments | Printable version

Apply Now for Kentucky's 2019 Quota Elk Hunts

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Frankfort, KY - Quota elk hunters can now apply for a new, either-sex archery/crossbow permit for Kentucky's 2019 elk season.

"This new permit gives archery and crossbow hunters the freedom to choose whether to take a bull or a cow," said Gabe Jenkins, elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

"We wanted to give hunters more flexibility and options to fill their permits," he said. "Archery elk hunting is hard - and just getting an elk in range is a feat. This should increase the overall success rate for our archers and crossbow hunters."

In addition to the new permit, which allows archery and crossbow hunters to take a bull or a cow, Kentucky will continue to offer its traditional quota elk hunt permits: gun hunts for a bull or a cow, and the youth permit. The cost is $10 to apply for each permit. While hunters may apply for multiple permits, they may be drawn for only one.


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2019-01-10 16:49:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

ACSO investigates injury accident on East 80

By Josh Brockman, Sheriff
Adair County Sheriffs Office

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 1:25pmCT, Chief Deputy Justin Cross was dispatched by Adair County 911 to KY 80 East near the Russell/Adair County line for a reported auto collision with injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows that Sierra Miller was operating a 2008 Chevrolet eastbound on KY 80 when she crossed the center line, striking head on a 2012 Lincoln operated by Mary Kearney, of Russell Springs, who was traveling west.

Miller's vehicle then traveled down an embankment and overturned, striking a building before coming to rest. Miller, who was not restrained, was ejected from her vehicle. She had to be airlifted by helicopter to University of Kentucky Hospital. Her female infant passenger was restrained, and was transported to Russell County Hospital, where she is in stable condition.

Kearney, who was wearing her seat belt, was taken by private vehicle to Russell County Hospital.


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2019-01-10 16:43:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mary Frances Thorpe, 81, Jamestown, KY (1937-2019)

She was a member of Jamestown First Baptist Church and the Secretary for many years.

Mary Frances Voils Thorpe, 81, of Jamestown, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Russell County Hospital.

The funeral service for Mary Frances Thorpe will be held at 10amCT on Monday, January 14, 2019, at the Jamestown First Baptist Church, 165 W Cumberland Ave, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Billy Dunbar and Bro. Scott Russell officiating. Interment will be in the Flanagan Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Sunday at the Jamestown First Baptist Church, and after 8amCT Monday at the church.


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2019-01-10 14:48:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Oliver ascends to president of the NAIA-FCA

By Chris Wells

Lindsey Wilson football coach Chris Oliver ascended to the NAIA Football Coaches Association presidency following the American Football Coaches Association Convention this week in San Antonio, Texas.

Oliver has been a member of the executive committee since 2014 when he was elected as 3rd vice president.


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2019-01-10 14:41:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Blacklaw gives $1M endowment for State Fair Horse Show

By John F. Cox

Louisville, KY - The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Foundation is thrilled to announce that it has received an endowment gift of $1 million from William Blacklaw of Oregon City, Oregon, which will be used to establish the "Barbara Blacklaw Memorial Fund" to benefit the Kentucky State Fair World Championship Horse Show.

The endowment will be invested in an interest-bearing account. Accrued interest on the endowment will be disbursed annually, commencing in August 2019, to provide additional prize money to the owners of ribbon winners of the Five-Gaited World's Grand Championship competition held on the final night of the World's Championship Horse Show each year.


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2019-01-10 14:39:25 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Compliments to new Mayor, City Council

Marsha Walker writes:
I am impressed by the city council report. They showed interest in several important issues and seem ready to go to work right away! I think they will be very successful under the leadership of Mayor Hoots. --Marsha
Comments re photo 82263 Columbia City Council January Meeting


2019-01-10 14:35:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Carol Perkins: Small Town Kindness

Previous column: Carol Perkins: Count Your Blessings

By Carol Perkins

While my mom was at the beauty shop this week, I ran some errands for her. I dropped off her electric bill at the Tri-County window, whipped around to the City Building (next door to Tri-County) and stretched my arm to place $3.74 and her tax bill in the "drawer." (I'm too short and my vehicle too tall.)

The clerk immediately noticed that I had placed the property tax bill in the window and not the city tax bill so she slid the drawer back out and before I could reach the bill and the money, a strong wind caught two of my three dollars and whirled them off like balloons released at a birthday party.


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2019-01-10 09:57:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Larry L. Russell, 42, Russell Springs, KY (1976-2019)

Larry L. Russell, 42, passed away on December 26th in Russell Springs, KY.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Temple Hill Church, Helms Landing, Jamestown, KY, at 1pmCT, with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating.


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2019-01-10 09:48:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Basketball Travels to Georgetown for MSC Doubleheader

By Clayton Barefield

Lindsey Wilson basketball heads to Georgetown (Ky.) for a Mid-South Conference doubleheader on Thursday.

The action begins at 5pmCT when the No. 18-ranked women's team takes on the Tigers at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, 400 E. College St., Georgetown, KY. The doubleheader action will continue with the Blue Raider men squaring off at 7pmCT.


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2019-01-10 09:42:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Fire Report: 1240 Sandlick Road

By Donald Hare

The Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 3:49pmCT on Wednesday afternoon about a residential house fire at 1240 Sand Lick Road in the Melson Ridge Community of Adair County.

Upon arrival fire was contained mostly in the attic area above the kitchen and Living room, which sustained moderate damage. There were 13 firemen on the scene for about 1 hour.


2019-01-10 09:40:12 | Comments | Printable version

Note from Mitzi: a check of possible kayaking spots


By Mitzi Bault

In the midst of cancer treatment which I've shared with you before, I have been mostly housebound.

It was to the point of driving my husband, Ricky, and family crazy until my BFF Robyn Curry rescued all of us by swooping me up between meds and being a tour guide for me around Green River Lake.

She and I are kayaking partners and she was my tour guide and we enjoyed a beautiful, sunny Wednesday, January 9, 2019 together in exploration.


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2019-01-10 09:13:26 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council Report: New Year, New Leadership

Full meeting covered Mayor Hoot's Announcements and many Appointments; Fire Station Needs; Pavilion Questions; New City Attorney, Addition of School Resource Officer and more

By Tiffany Kessler


The first city council meeting of 2019 was held Monday night, January 7th, in City Hall. The new year brought with it three new leaders: Mayor Pam Hoots and City Council Members June Parson and Sharon Payne. With a packed house, the meeting had several items on the agenda, which included the most anticipated - Mayor Hoot's Announcements.

Mayor's Announcements

Mayor Hoots addressed several issues and brought up ideas and changes she has planned for the city.


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2019-01-10 07:39:08 | Comments | Printable version

What's in the proposed School Safety and Resiliency Act

Senator Max Wise's office has provided a summary for Senate Bill 1, the School Safety and Resiliency Act.

Among other things, the proposed bill includes
  • Updated requirements and goals for school safety personel,
  • Systems for reporting threats and also for more explicitly criminalizing hoaxes,
  • Additional calls for mental health training and suicide prevention
  • The creation of a new "state school security marshall," with similar scope as the state fire marshall
The summary is available for download here: 2019-01-Wises-SB1-Summary (PDF).

Click here for the full text of SB1.


2019-01-10 05:22:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Lawsuit settled between Marion Co. church, former bookkeeper

The Lebanon Enterprise

A lawsuit between Beechfork Baptist Church and a former bookkeeper has been dismissed. On July 6, 2018, a complaint was filed in Marion Circuit Court on behalf of Beechfork Baptist Church in Gravel Switch, alleging that former bookkeeper Connie Tungate embezzled thousands of dollars from the church over the past several years.

Read more at lebanonenterprise.com


2019-01-10 05:09:49 | Comments | Printable version

Della Rae Montgomery, 83, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)

Ms. Montgomery was retired from GE Appliance in Louisville, KY. She loved Quilting and visiting with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Della Rae Polston Montgomery, 83, of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Green Hill Manor Nursing Home in Greensburg, KY.

Ms. Montgomery chose cremation, and a memorial service will be held in Louisville, KY at a later date.


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2019-01-10 05:03:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

What are the high-wage jobs in Kentucky?

By Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader

If you want a high-wage job in Kentucky over the next five years, better look at medicine and technology. CareerBuilder, a human resources technology company, has issued predictions for the fastest-growing jobs across high wage, middle wage and low wage brackets in Kentucky over the next five years.

Read the full article at kentucky.com


2019-01-10 04:59:20 | Comments | Printable version

Martie Lynn Rodgers, 39, Green Co., KY (1979-2019)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a Nursing Assistant and a Waitress.

Martie Lynn Rodgers passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at her home in Green County.

A Graveside Service for Martie Lynn Rogers will be held at 11amCT on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Bethlehem Cemetery, with Rev. Garnett Wayne Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.


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2019-01-10 04:55:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sunny and cold today, high 33F

It's currently 24F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 33F. It will feel even colder, with wind chill values as low as 9F. North wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tonight should be clear, with a low around 20F, and north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday should also be mostly sunny and a little warmer, with a high near 41F and east wind 3 to 6 mph. Snow will be likely overnight Friday Night. The expected low is around 32F, with an east wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday, expect snow tapering to a wintry mix by mid-morning, with cloudy skies and a high in the low 40's. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%, with new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


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2019-01-10 04:51:27 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 10 Jan 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, January 10, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 52 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 1 event Circuit Court. 12 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 2 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-01-10 04:41:48 | Comments | Printable version

General fund and road fund receipts for December 2018

General Fund receipts declined 0.8 Percent, Road Fund receipts rose 3.5 Percent

Frankfort, KY - State Budget Director John Chilton reported on Wednesday that General Fund receipts fell 0.8 percent in December with revenues of $1,131.1 million. December's receipts declined marginally compared to the $1,140.0 million collected in December 2017. Through the first half of the fiscal year (FY19), the General Fund has grown 3.7 percent.

The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY19 calls for revenue to grow 3.3 percent compared to FY18 actual receipts. Based on December's results, General Fund revenues must increase 3.0 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year to meet the official estimate.


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2019-01-10 04:39:17 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 10 Jan 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 10, 2019:
Though we like our gifts,
we may not like being watched
as we open them.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 10 January 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2676


2019-01-10 04:34:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 10
Happy Anniversary, Eddie and Shirlene VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Celystine Baker (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clara Rogers (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eden Bradshaw (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Branham (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison L. Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Renee Bault Franklin (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Regina Agnieszka Lepiarczyk Krygier | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Wilson, Columbia, KY (1962-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Laverne Meadows, Greensburg, KY (1940-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Mabin, Greensburg, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James L. Burton, Adair Co., KY native (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Garnet Shepard, Russell Co., KY (1928-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Milby Bloyd Green Co., KY native (1919-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garfield Gosser, Russell Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don Wesley Brooks, Columbia, KY (1965-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Okey Lee Roberts Jamestown, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lou Ina Rexroat, Russell County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Thurman (Finn) Watson, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis (Bill) Simpson, Green County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Shaw Pickett, Adair County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Gladys Humble, Russell County, KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Manelle Denson, Casey County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Douglas Gumm, Green Co., KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Estil Groce, Russell County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph J. Bennett, 80, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elzora Yocom, Taylor Co., KY, (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Philip E. Antle, Russell Co., KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Bell Huff, 63, Edmonton, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coy L. McGowan, 66, Jamestown, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Odell Polston, 82, Russell Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jarvis J.C. Burton, Russell County, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary (Red) Samuell, 70, Fairplay, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Hammond Johnson, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gracie Jeter, 96, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Lee Richerson, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, GraceLynn AbiGail Cleo Stapleton, 6 months, Adair County, KY (2017-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Holt, 74, Dunnville, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teddy N. Montgomery, 60, Green County KY, (1958-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Birthday, Herman R. Chelf (January 10, 1919-March 17, 2006) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 10, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTADAIR COUNTY INTERAGENCY COUNCIL regular monthly meeting, in the basement meeting room, Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:56587, Comment)
11:00amCTWATCH Coalition meeting at the Adair Health Department, Columbia | (ID:56557, Comment)
Services for Naomi Wells, 90, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2019) | (ID:56589, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Larry Dale Hutchison, 63, Columbia, KY (1955-2019) | (ID:56598, Comment)
4:30pmCTBoys Middle School ACMS Basketball at Green County | (ID:56563, Comment)

 

























 
 
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