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Betty Cross Drabik Palmer, 71, Columbia, KY (1947-2019)

Betty will be remembered by many from her years working in area restaurants, including Midtown Cafe and Circle R.

Betty Cross Drabik Palmer, 71, of Columbia died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at home from a long illness.

Betty chose cremation and a small gathering for family and friend celebrating her life will be held at a later date.


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2019-02-07 19:06:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Kenneth Sherrell Stephens, 58, Liberty, KY (1960-2019)



2019-02-07 - Liberty, KY - Photo courtesy McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
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Kenneth Sherrell Stephens, 58, Liberty, KY (1960-2019)

Kenneth was a mechanic. He worked for King & Lane in Liberty for over twenty years. He enjoyed socializing and simply living life.

Kenneth "Kenny" Sherrell Stephens, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at his residence. He was 58.

The family of Mr. Kenny Stephens will receive friends from 5pmET until 8pmET on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY. Cremation rites will follow.


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2019-02-07 19:00:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co. Grand Jury returns indictments Fri 1 Feb 2019

Indictments brought against 5 individuals from Columbia and Burkesville, KY, on charges including flagrant nonsupport, promoting contraband, assault, and bail jumping.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The Adair County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Columbia, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Friday, 1 February 2019:


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2019-02-07 16:22:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Christine McCarthy Wesley, 67, Liberty, KY (1951-2019)

Chris was a customer service representative for nearly twenty years with Dominion Chain and for nearly ten years with NEAT Companies. Chris loved landscaping and working with her flowers.

Margaret Jane Christine "Chris" Wesley, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was 67 years old.

The funeral mass will be held at 11amET on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET until 8pmET on Friday, February 8, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7pmET at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home on Friday evening.


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2019-02-07 16:10:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Five Blue Raiders headed to National Archery Championships

By Clayton Barefield

Members of the Lindsey Wilson archery program are heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete at the United States Intercollegiate Indoor National Archery Championships scheduled this weekend at South Pointe Hotel, Casino and Resort.

Five student-athletes are set to compete in the event in their respective disciplines. Taylor Bell is competing in the men's bowhunter discipline. Madison Hart is competing in women's compound, while Olivia Harner competes in the women's recurve discipline. Drew Canos will compete in the men's recurve, with Cameron Curran set to compete in men's basic bow.


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2019-02-07 16:05:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Carol Perkins: Snow brings happy memories of Chicago

Previous Column: The Acting Bug

By Carol Perkins

Among the happiest times of my adult life revolves around snow. Although snow falling in the hills of Kentucky and my small community is delightful, being in the city when it snows is as exciting to me as the Kentucky Derby is to my friends.

One of my best memories was when thirteen of us ladies, which included a couple of teenagers, made our way to Chicago before Christmas. Winters in Chicago can be brutal and this weekend started out mild, but in a twenty-four hour period, temperatures dropped and so did the snow.

When we arrived at the airport, one of the ladies had arranged for two stretch limos to pick us up.


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2019-02-07 16:03:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Ruel Stotts, 91, Jamestown, KY (1927-2019)

Wildman was well known for his love for coon hunting and trading on various things.

Ruel "Wildman" Stotts of Jamestown, KY and formerly of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, February 06, 2019, at the Russell County Hospital. He was 91 years old.

Funeral services will held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bill Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the Estes-McKinney Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10amCT on Monday, February 11, at the funeral home.


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2019-02-07 12:53:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Evening of music at Trinity FLC, Sun 10 Feb

You are invited to an evening of music at the "Coffeehouse Cafe" this Sunday evening, February 10, 2019, at 6pmCT. Musicians are Easton Bryant, Karen Pescosolido, with guests, Sharon Payne and Ricardo Hughes.

The Cafe will be in the Trinity Family Life Center, 2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY. We look forward to seeing you there! --Steve Pescosolido, Pastor


2019-02-07 12:46:22 | Comments | Printable version

Lambert formally sworn in as Supreme Court justice

By Jamie Neal

Frankfort, KY -. - Justice Debra Hembree Lambert was formally sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky at a ceremony Monday at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. administered the oath of office to the court's newest justice, who was elected in November to serve the 27 counties of the 3rd Supreme Court District.

Justice Lambert is the first woman from the 3rd District to serve on the Supreme Court and on the Court of Appeals, where she was a judge for four years before being elected to the Supreme Court. She is also the first justice to have served as a Family Court judge.

"I am pleased that a person of Justice Lambert's capability is joining this court," Chief Justice Minton said at the investiture. "All of Kentucky - all of us - will benefit from her practical experience in Kentucky's courtrooms and her pioneering spirit as she joins this court in a pivotal time, as we have the challenge of leading the Judicial Branch through the changing realities of American law. I am looking forward to the contributions you will make as a member of this court."


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2019-02-07 10:39:20 | Comments | Printable version

Chamber of Commerce Blanket Drive

The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Blanket Drive for Kosair's Hospital. All size blankets are needed from newborns to twin size. You can make them, they could be crocheted, or they can be store bought. (They cannot be used.)

Blankets can be dropped off through Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville St., Columbia, KY, during office hours, 9amCT to 3pmCT on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The office is closed on Wednesdays.

For more information contact Norma Scott at 270-384-6154.


2019-02-07 10:34:47 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Basketball travel to Pikeville Thursday

By Benjamin Riegger

The Lindsey Wilson men and women's basketball teams travel to Pikeville (KY) on Thursday at the UPIKE Gym, Hibbard St, Pikeville, KY. The women are set to tip-off at 5pmCT followed by the men's game at 7pmCT.

Thursday's matchup marks 72nd meeting with LWC leading the overall series 38-33. The last meeting occurred on Jan. 19, where the Blue Raiders won 88-78.


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2019-02-07 10:30:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Human Trafficking - it's not done the way you think

"A common misconception about human trafficking comes from movies like "Taken," causing people to believe that traffickers kidnap or snatch victims off the street. The reality is that recruitment into trafficking is much more manipulative. Traffickers gain a victim's trust, gaining information and filling the needs of the victim, whether emotional, physical or financial. Victims are then isolated and when manipulation is no longer enough to maintain control, the physical violence begins. Call a tip in about sex or labor trafficking if you suspect it. In Kentucky, no minor can consent to commercial sexual activity (stripping, prostitution, or pornography) and anyone who suspects that a minor is involved in commercial sexual activity has a legal duty to report that suspicion to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services at 1-877-KYSAFE1. If there is an immediate danger, call 911 but do not try to intervene. Non-emergency tips may also be provided to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888."

By Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com

Allyson Taylor, Director of the office of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution in the Office of the Attorney General, provided information to dispel the common misconceptions about human trafficking, how traffickers recruit victims, the indicators of trafficking, and how to report suspicions.

Human Trafficking occurs when one person subjects another person to forced labor or services or commercial sexual activity through the use of force, fraud or coercion.


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2019-02-07 09:14:08 | Comments | Printable version

GRAS: Kit Kat Calico has a home

Green River Animal Shelter writes:
Kit Kat has been ADOPTED - THANK YOU! --GRAS
Comments re photo 82552 Ready to Adopt Kit Kat Calico


2019-02-07 08:43:43 | Comments | Printable version

Electrical Shock Drowning a silent killer on lakes and waterways

Anyone who is around boats and the water, especially at marinas where electric power is present, should understand ESD.

By Susan West

Frankfort, KY - If you plan to visit the Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show at Rupp Arena, Heritage Hall and Lexington Convention Center Feb. 8 - 10, 2019, make sure to drop by the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction's (HBC) table and view brief educational seminars on the topic of Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD).

HBC is partnering with Kentucky State Parks and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to make boaters aware of the dangers of ESD, which results in numerous severe injuries and deaths every year. ESD occurs when faulty wiring sends an electric current into the water, which passes through the body and causes paralysis, ultimately resulting in drowning.


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2019-02-07 08:16:19 | Comments | Printable version

Junior Stotts was a true friend and community asset

By Rob Wilkerson

This week, Adair County and Kentucky lost a true friend and asset in the passing of Junior Stotts. Junior was instrumental and a driving force in a lot of utility installation projects most of us take for granted here in Adair County and across the state.

One project that Junior was the driving force behind was the reconstruction of the 55/206 intersection. This project was badly needed because of the flooding below that area and the traffic flow. The culverts under 55 and 206 were in terrible condition and could have failed at any time with the amount of traffic on those roads. As soon as Junior was made aware of the condition he took action and before long we had a new intersection with turning lanes.

This is just one project he was involved in and I'm sure many other people know of more that he has been responsible for. Every time I pull up to that intersection, I think of him and what he did to make every person that travels that road drive a little safer. He was a true friend to me and many others and will be missed. --Rob


2019-02-07 08:11:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Marla Jean Walls, 65, Russell Springs, KY (1953-2019)

Marla Jean Walls of Russell Springs, KY. passed away on Monday February 4, 2019, at her home. She was 65 years old.

The memorial service for Marla Walls will be held at 6pmCT on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY. The family chose care and cremation.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until time of service at 6pmCT on Thursday at the funeral home.


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2019-02-07 08:05:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rachel Alice Howard Dunham, 100, Campbellsville, KY (1918-2019)

She was known as a Christ-centered, caring and contributing ray of sunshine in our community and was especially proud of having five generations of her family.

Rachel Alice Howard Dunham of Campbellsville, KY, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. She was 100 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E Main St, Campbellsville, KY, with Rev. Jim Murphy officiating. Private burial in Bethel Cemetery

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 9pmET on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, and from 1pmET until 2pmET on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church.


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2019-02-07 07:53:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Lois Howard Henderson, 87, Greensburg, KY (1931-2019)

Mary Lois Howard Henderson, age 87 of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday at the Green Hill Rehab & Care Center.

The funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lois Howard Henderson will be conducted at 2pmCT on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens in Summersville.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT on Thursday until time of the funeral service.


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2019-02-07 07:42:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Melinda Gale Milby Hall, 63, Greensburg, KY (1955-2019)

She was retired from the Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, a long-time member of the Green County Fair Board, and a member of a special Bunco group for over 40 years.

Mrs. Melinda Gale Milby Hall of Greensburg, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was 63 years old.

The funeral services for Mrs. Melinda Gale Milby Hall will be conducted at NoonCT on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens. Bro. Freddie Norris and Bro. Matthew Ingram will be officiating.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT on Saturday until time of the funeral service.


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2019-02-07 07:35:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Knifley photo could be building in another town

Mike Watson writes:
This building is not known to me; I don't think it looks like any historic building--present or torn away--that I've ever found in this county. My guess is that it is an institution of some type, jail or otherwise, in another county. It is very secure for that day and time. --Mike
Comments re photo 82491 Mystery photo from Old Knifley collection


2019-02-07 05:45:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Rain and wind today, high 73F, dropping to 26F overnight

It's currently 57F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog before 8amCT this morning. Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, then showers after 2pmCT.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain, and a flood watch is in effect for the area through late tonight. Expect water issues in low lying and poor drainage areas. Some smaller creeks and streams will likely see quick rises, and longer duration river flooding is likely to continue into next week.

Today's high is expected to be near 73F. Breezy, with a southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%, with new precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, or even higher in thunderstorms.

The chance of showers will continue through midnight, with a big drop in temperature. Tonight's low is expected to be around 26F. Southwest wind 14 to 20 mph becoming west in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. The overnight chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible.

On Friday, expect sunny skies, with a high near 34F. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Friday night will see a drop into the teens, before things begin to warm back up slightly.


2019-02-07 05:43:53 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 7 Feb 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, February 7, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 32 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No 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: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-02-07 05:28:50 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 7 Feb 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 7, 2019:
Two soon grow closer
as private conversation
continues at length.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 7 February 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2704


2019-02-07 05:24:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 7
Happy Birthday, Jaxon Piercy (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Melton, former Adair County Judge Executive (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dawn Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth McCubbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gregoy Stapleton (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hanna Durbin (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Dale Cox (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madison Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Renae "Nae Nae" Grant (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Jean (Sissy) Gaddis, Marrowbone, KY (1946-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby D. Druien, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wymon (Buster) Harmon, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Henry Critt Young, Green Co, KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Williams, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Elizabeth Price Taylor County, KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Esther Bell Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Ray Huddleston, Adair Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice C. Ladebauche, Adair Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Price, Liberty, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Grimmer, Adair County, KY, (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Shannon Reeves, 44, Campbellsville, KY (1971-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Cook, 65, Cumberland Co., KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Wilson Withers, 88, Russell Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Raymond Hood, 74, Green Co., KY native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester Coffey, 81, Russell County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vada Faye Conover Blankenship, 86, Russell Co., KY/Adair native (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Simpson, 79, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland Co., KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Lynn Tedder, 64, Taylor County, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty D. Jones Adams, Taylor Co., KY/Adair native (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lena Mae (Elliot) Pittman, 82, Casey County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Philip Edward (Eddie) Clark, 69, Casey County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Merilene 'Mert' Patton Coffman, 74, Casey County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Branham, Columbia, KY native (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAdair County Public Library East 80 Bookmobile run | (ID:56828, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Judy Carol Huff, 62, Columbia, KY (1955-2019) | (ID:56807, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Mary Lois Howard Henderson, 87, Greensburg, KY (1931-2019) | (ID:56856, Comment)
5:00pmCTBorn Learning Academy | (ID:56779, Comment)
6:00pmCTBoys Freshman ACHS Basketball vs Somerset, John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:56832, Comment)
Services for Marla Walls, 65, Russell Springs, KY (1953-2019) | (ID:56858, Comment)
7:00pmCTBoys Junior Varsity ACHS Basketball vs Somerset, John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:56833, Comment)

 

























 
 
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