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Hilpp pledges $250,000 to CU's Harrodsburg Conover Center

By Josh Switzer, Regional Director of Marketing

HARRODSBURG, Ky. - Paul Hilpp, co-owner/operator of Hilpp Construction, a 2011 Campbellsville alumnus and Lebanon native, has pledged a gift of $250,000 to the Harrodsburg Conover Education Center of Campbellsville University.

Hilpp designated the pledge as a $100,000 in cash contributions for student scholarships and $150,000 for capital projects toward the continued expansion of the Harrodsburg Conover Education Center.


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2019-02-05 21:54:06 | Comments | Printable version

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Junior Stotts, 70, Columbia, KY (1948-2019)



2019-02-05 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
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Hunter says he doesn't see Cotton Durham in that picture

Hunter durham writes:
I don't believe that was Cotton Durham - first he had hair, second he was wearing a tie (ugly). When he was in the legislature as a member of the House of Representatives, someone broke into his car and stole his suit. Laughing, he said, "boy will that thief be surprised or quickly identified as a 5-9 bald headed heavy weight."
-- Hunter (Cotton's son, and he ought to know)

Comments re photo 82539 Old Knifley Cotton Durham and Marshall Chelf



2019-02-05 21:31:48 | Comments | Printable version

TN murder suspects apprehended by Adair Co Sheriff's Office

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriffs Office


Deputy Brandon Hitch received a call that a 90's model Chevrolet S-10 was traveling toward Columbia on South 55, allegedly firing shots from the window of the vehicle.

Deputy Hitch met a vehicle matching this description and attempted to initiate a stop. The vehicle continued a short distance and pulled up to a barn at a private residence.

Two male occupants fled on foot and a foot pursuit ensued. With a quick response from multiple KSP troopers and CPD officers, both men where apprehended.

They were identified as Alexander Hamilton, 22, and Joseph Clark, 19, both of Kingsport, TN. Also, arrested was a female, Samantha Glenn, 25, of Kingsport, TN. They were lodged in Adair County Regional Jail by Deputy Hitch on charges of:


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2019-02-05 21:09:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Porter Junior Stotts, 70, Columbia, KY (1948-2019)

He and his wife Connie are the owners of Stotts Construction Company, Inc. He is a Kentucky Colonel and was very active in the Adair County community and Kentucky Politics. He was a very active member of the Kellyville Community Church and loved serving his church and savior.

Porter "Junior" Stotts, 70, of Columbia died Monday, February 4, 2019 at the St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Funeral services will be 11amCT on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Kellyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Rd., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Fudge Cemetery at Breeding, KY.

Bro. Stanley Watson, Bro. Bobby Withers and Bro. John Campbell will be officiating and pallbearers will be Dan Lawhorn, Doug Melton, Junior Smith, Billy Crew, Jimmy Branham, and John Speer.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 1pmCT until 8pmCT at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, and then on Saturday from 9amCT until 11amCT at the Kellyville Community Church.


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2019-02-05 16:25:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bodies found in TN in SUV rented in Campbellsville

Louisville Courier Journal

Authorities believe two bodies found inside a burning car in West Tennessee could be from Kentucky. The remains of two people, believed to be a man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s, were found Saturday morning in a silver Ford Edge in Dyersburg, Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Agents say the SUV was a rental vehicle from Campbellsville, Kentucky, and they believe the two people are likely from the area, the bureau said in a news release.

Read more at courier-journal.com.


2019-02-05 15:00:35 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville experiences diversity in action

By Holly Jo Evans

Campbellsville University students took part in the Greater Campbellsville United Diversity Festival on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Taylor County Extension Office.

Since 2003, Greater Campbellsville United has hosted a diversity festival each year in order to showcase diversity within the community. This year they partnered with the extension office to host their 16 annual Diversity Festival with the theme of "Diversity in Action."

Campbellsville University students were present and cooked their favorite foods for everyone to enjoy.

In the festival, different booths were set up with face painting, crafts, games and foods from different countries.


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2019-02-05 14:52:29 | Comments | Printable version

Memories of Cotton Durham

By Ralph Roy Waggener

After reading the caption under the Town Square drawing by Patty Sandusky with Cotton Durham in it drinking a Coke, I was reminded of another photo that he was almost in!

Back in the good old days of J D Harper's Circle R, where a lot of serious talking took place and history would come up often, Cotton told of a turkey drive he helped on that was going to drive 300 turkeys to market.

Well as things would usually go, everyone there got on his case about this turkey drive he helped on. A few days later, Cotton brought in a photo of all the turkeys when they were in Cane Valley, and proceeded to prove his point of being in on the turkey drive.

After everyone had looked at the photo, one wise-a** asked Cotton where he was in the photo.

Without any time wasted, Cotton told them "that was him, just out of the picture on the left!"


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2019-02-05 14:49:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Former Jackson Co Treasurer pleads guilty to ID Theft/Wire Fraud

By Sherry H. Bray

The former treasurer of Jackson County, Kentucky, pleaded guilty today to devising a scheme to defraud the Jackson County Fiscal Court of over $160,000 and to misusing the identity of a Jackson County employee to facilitate her theft.


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2019-02-05 14:35:22 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision

Thomas Hardison of Adair County was airlifted from the scene after a collision on KY 61 North.

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office


On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 5:32pmCT, Adair County 911 dispatched Deputy Josh Durbin of the Adair County Sheriff's Office to an auto collision involving a motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation shows that Marilynn Blair, 64, of Taylor County, was traveling south on KY61 at a high rate of speed. Blair topped a rise and struck a 2006 Honda motorcycle in the rear. The bike was operated by 70 year old Thomas Hardison of Columbia.

The impact sent the motorcycle 301 feet from the point of impact before coming to rest. Hardison was found in the roadway, 215 feet from the impact.


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2019-02-05 14:32:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Walter Earl Walters, 76, Somerset, KY (1943-2019)

Walter Earl Walters of Somerset (formerly of Russell County, Kentucky) died Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was 76 years old.

Funeral service for Walter Earl Walters will be 11amCT on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY. Burial will follow in the Holt Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 9amCT on Friday at the funeral home.


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2019-02-05 14:25:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brent A. Garr, 59, Burkesville, KY (1960-2019)

He was a Chef and a member of the Greens Chapel Baptist Church in Jamestown, KY.

Brent A. Garr, 59, of Burkesville, KY, formerly of Jamestown, KY, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral Services for Brent Garr will be held at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 1pmCT, with Rev. Albert Taylor, Jr officiating. Burial will follow in the Greens Chapel Cemetery, Jamestown, KY.

Friends may visit on Wednesday after 11amCT at the funeral home.


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2019-02-05 14:19:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Wrestling Hosts Cumberlands on Senior Night

By Benjamin Riegger

The Lindsey Wilson wrestling team hosts No. 5 Cumberlands (KY) for senior night on Tuesday at 7pmCT at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

Seven senior student-athletes are being honored in tonight's ceremony for their contributions to the Lindsey Wilson wrestling program. Brett Bradford, Jacob Burroughs, Trevor Edmonson, Bryson Jones, Lucas Miozza, Brady Moser and Mark Taijeron will all be honored.


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2019-02-05 14:14:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

ACSO: Friday morning traffic stop results in drug arrest

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair Coubty Sheriff's Office


On Friday, February 1, 2019, at approximately 7:30amCT, Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Sheriff Brockman conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Ford Mustang in the limits of Columbia.

As a result of the stop, 40-year-old Larry Bryant of Casey County was arrested on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine.


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2019-02-05 10:39:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mammoth Cave lost more than $100K during shutdown

By Caroline Eggers, Bowling Green Daily News

Mammoth Cave National Park was closed for five full weeks during the partial federal government shutdown, and the economic consequences were significant. Mammoth Cave officials estimate a $132,000 direct revenue loss from not being able to provide the cave tours that had been reserved between Dec. 22 and Jan. 25. The park will not be able to recoup the lost money.

Read more at bgdailynews.com


2019-02-05 10:33:13 | Comments | Printable version

VFD battles early morning fire on Portland Road

By Donald Hare

The Adair County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential house fire at 520 Portland Road, Columbia, KY on Tuesday morning at 2:56amCT. 18 firemen were on the scene for about 2 hours.

The home, owned by Lisa Crawhorn, was a total loss.


2019-02-05 09:06:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

You can help ACPC students by watching their video

by Laura Marcum

Students from the Adair County Primary Center's STLP wanted to make an impact in their world. They have created and produced a video about internet safety entitled "Technology is Everywhere: Let's Be Safe." The video is about 10 minutes long. The students want their video to be seen and shared.

When you watch the video, please leave us a comment and tell us where you are from either through email (laura.marcum@adair.kyschools.us) or on the video's YouTube page.



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2019-02-05 08:54:59 | Comments | Printable version

AG warns Kentuckians about online dating scams

By Terry Sebastian/Crystal Staley

Frankfort, KY - As Valentine's Day approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of online dating scams that have already caused four victims in Campbell, Jefferson and Wayne counties to report losses of nearly $300,000 this year.

In each case, a "sweetheart scammer" used legitimate online dating websites Match.com and eHarmony to lure victims into a fake online relationship.


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2019-02-05 08:28:32 | Comments | Printable version

Morning fog, high 66F, chance of rain and t-storms

It's currently 57F at the Adair County Mesonet Station. There's a chance of patchy fog this morning before 8amCT. Expect cloudy skies, with a high near 66F, and isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2pmCT, with more isolated showers and thunderstorms again after 5pmCT. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms increases overnight, with a low around 58F and southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. The chance of precipitation overnight is 80%.

Wednesday will bring more showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with an expected high near 70F, and southwest wind 8 to 13 mph. The chance of precipitation on Wednesday is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible.


2019-02-05 05:25:09 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Tue 5 Feb 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 27 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 223 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-02-05 05:16:10 | Comments | Printable version

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 5 Feb 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 5, 2019:
Vain ignore tight shoes
in order to be in style
and smile while in pain.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 5 February 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2702



2019-02-05 05:12:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

ACJE Cowan and Mayor Hoots to be guest speakers at Chamber

Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and Columbia Mayor Pam Hoots will be guest speakers at the February Chamber of Commerce Meeting Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

The meeting begins at 11:45amCT at the Cranmer Dining Center on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.


2019-02-05 02:44:24 | Comments | Printable version

Lake Cumberland ADD Board holds first meeting of 2019

On January 24, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District's (LCADD) Board of Directors held its first meeting of 2019 at the district's office in Russell Springs.

The full board is automatically comprised of all judge-executives and mayors from Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties. In addition, 20 citizens from all 10 counties serve on the Board.


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2019-02-05 02:14:51 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 5
Happy Anniversary, Donnie and Lisa Clark (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bliss Cravens Santiago | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claire Addison Loy (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Hutchison (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Lynn Keith (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Grace Cockerham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan George (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Hadley (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaileigh Madison Kermeen (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lincoln Tyler Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lottie Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Oakley Marie Bledsoe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Raines (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Fishback | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert H. Stone (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stacey Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Parnell Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Morgan | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce (Joy) Ann Lutz, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsha Clark Patterson, Columbia, KY (1959-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Cochran Shay, 86, Dunnville, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean McGowan, 69, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. William Raymond Beard, Taylor Co., KY (1922 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucile Smith Wilson, Russell Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paskel B. Spaw, Casey Co., KY native (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Neat, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Morgan Carender, Adair County, KY (1959-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Lou Hord Sandidge, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Caulk, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rena Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roxie Peavey, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertha Forest, Taylor County, KY (1926 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Billy Ray Porter Merrick, Gravel Switch (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.E. Ooten, 60, Cumberland Co., KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Beard, 68, Russell County, KY (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Howard Glenn, 70, Adair County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laura Ruth Lawson, Casey County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe H. (Durwood) Williams, 71, (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dianna June Turner, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Abby Gail Curry, 15, Columbia, KY (2001-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tristan Grant Pyles, 28, Jefferson Co., KY/Taylor Co, native (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ernestine Finn Edwards, Green County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Joe Woodrum, 76, Casey County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josie Gyde, 19, Casey County, KY (1998-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Thomas Antle, 62, Russell Springs, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Bennett, 74, Adair County, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William 'Bill' Fletcher, 78, Cumberland County, KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Brock (1947-1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Bertha Forrest (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry Open each Tuesday, 08am-1pmCT, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. --Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:56810, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library Pellyton Bookmobile run | (ID:56826, Comment)
9:00amCTServices for Gerald Rousey, 69, Hustonville, KY (1949-2019) | (ID:56802, Comment)
Adair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:56814, Comment)
11:00amCTService for Steven Earl LeRoy, Taylor County, KY (1957-2019) | (ID:56789, Comment)
NoonCTService for James Ray Hedgespeth, 75, Taylor County, KY (1943-2019) | (ID:56805, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Rebecca Faye Burton Murphy, 64, Columbia, KY native (1954-2019) | (ID:56804, Comment)
5:00pmCTMeeting about Child Danger - know what to look for in human trafficking | (ID:56733, Comment)
Adair County Band Bingo Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT. Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane, Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:56818, Comment)
5:30pmCTGirls Varsity ACHS Basketball at Green County | (ID:56838, Comment)
7:00pmCTBoys Varsity ACHS Basketball at Green County | (ID:56831, Comment)

 

























 
 
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