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Paul Randell Bailey Jr, Adair County, KY (1956-2019)

He was owner and operator of Bailey Brothers Cab Company in Campbellsville. He served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Paul Randell Bailey Jr. of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Lexington at age 62.

His funeral service will be at 12noonCT/1pmET Monday, February 11, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Dave Walters and Dick Scholl. Burial will be in the Green County Memory Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be: Clyde Allen, Noe Alvarez, Randy Longhorn, Greg Popplewell, Bruce Ribey and Terrapin Yates.

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2019-02-08 21:46:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Robbilyn Speer and former Y-Club members

2019-02-08 - Frankfort, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer, Campbellsville Independent Schools.
CMS eighth-grade teacher and Y-Club sponsor Robbilyn Speer is named to the Y-Club Advisor Hall of Fame. She is pictured with several former Y-Club members, who spoke at her induction ceremony. From left are Campbellsville High School juniors Gavin Johnson, Zaria Cowan, Speer, junior Bailey Thompson and freshman Tayler Thompson.

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Special called City Council meeting for FM2 is Monday 11 Feb 2019

The Columbia City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

There will be one item on agenda - discussion of the updated Farmers Market agreement for the 2019 season.

2019-02-08 15:09:38 | Comments | Printable version

Hodgenville to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday

By Mary Alford, The News-Enterprise

In less than a week, LaRue County will celebrate the 210th birthday of one of the most well-known presidents in the country's history: Abraham Lincoln. Hodgenville will have a series of events Tuesday to celebrate Lincoln's birthday.

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2019-02-08 11:26:12 | Comments | Printable version

Bernheim Forest tracking pair of golden eagles

The Kentucky Standard

Bernheim Forest officials announced Wednesday that they are now tracking a second eastern golden eagle, a female and companion of the male raptor they have been tracking for four years.

The project is believed to be the first pair of golden eagles tracked together in the eastern United States. Bernheim officials cited the large forest block habitat that Bernheim provides as critical to the preservation of this species.


2019-02-08 11:24:58 | Comments | Printable version

Evelyn Smith, 98, formerly of Coburg, KY (1920-2019)

She was a well-known Seamstress, always sewing for somebody, a member of Kellyville Community Church and tried to take care of everybody in the neighborhood by cooking, sewing, providing transportation and just helping anybody she could.

Evelyn Smith, formerly of the Coburg Community, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:35pm at The Grandview in Campbellsville. She was 98 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Kellyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Rd, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested on Sunday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT and on Monday from 6amCT until 8:30amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and after 9amCT on Monday at the church.

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2019-02-08 11:18:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Baseball set for season opener at Georgia Gwinnett

By Clayton Barefield

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team travels to Lawrenceville, Georgia to open their 2019 season in a three-game series against No. 3-ranked Georgia Gwinnett Friday-Sunday at the Grizzly Baseball Complex, 1030 Collins Hill Road, Lawrenceville, GA.

The Blue Raiders open the series on Friday beginning at 3pmCT with game two on Saturday beginning at 1pmCT. The series is set to finish on Sunday at NoonCT.

Last season, Lindsey Wilson went 22-26 and finished 8-9 in the Mid-South Conference before falling in both games at the MSC Tournament. The Blue Raiders are returning 13 student-athletes from last year's squad.

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2019-02-08 11:13:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

CMS bill now a law, advisor inducted into Hall of Fame

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville Middle School students were honored with several awards at the Kentucky Youth Assembly session on December 3 and 4, 2018. The school's Kentucky YMCA Youth Association chapter attended the annual program, which allows students to serve as a part of a model state government.

As a whole, the group received a premiere delegation award. Several students presented a bill defining puppy mills, and it was signed into law.

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2019-02-08 11:11:20 | Comments | Printable version

Flu cases on the rise in Barren County

Flu appears to be trending in Barren County, with a moderate increase in Metcalfe County, and a small increase in cases in Adair and other surrounding counties in the last week. The weekly reports from CHFS show 593 confirmed cases in Barren for the week ending February 7, 2019, up from 353 cases the week before.

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services offers some recommendations to avoid spreading the flu and other respiratory viruses this season. In addition to covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, other good health habits are:

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2019-02-08 08:47:35 | Comments | Printable version

Reminder: 2009 ACHS Basketball team to be honored

The Adair County High School Boys Basketball Boosters plan to recognize and honor the 2009 Regional Championship basketeball team during tonight's girls/boys doubleheader against Russell County.

The Girls Varsity game kicks off at 5:30pmCT in the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. The Boys game is scheduled for 7pmCT tonight, Friday, February 8, 2019.

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2019-02-08 08:35:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

KYTC officials to attend the Russell Co Fiscal Court meeting

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials will attend a meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court next week, Monday, Feb. 11, to invite input from local officials on the county's most pressing transportation infrastructure needs as part of a statewide listening tour.

KYTC Dept. of Rural & Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II and Chief District Engineer Tamra Wilson plan to be at the meeting at the Russell County Courthouse, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6pmCT.

2019-02-08 08:30:42 | Comments | Printable version

Reagan Turner hits a career milestone

By Chris Wells

Lindsey Wilson sophomore Reagan Turner eclipsed the 1,000-point mark on Thursday night in the Blue Raiders'61-59 setback to host Pikeville University at the UPike Gym.

Turner becomes the 13th Blue Raider in the program's history to reach 1,000 points. She achieved the mark in 58 career games -- the fourth fastest in the program's history.

The Gamaliel, KY, native, is leading the Mid-South Conference in scoring and ranks seventh in the NAIA this season while shooting 46 percent from the field. Following her 18-point performance on Thursday, Turner is averaging 20.2 points per game this season.

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2019-02-08 08:26:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Jack Thomas Rogers, 70, Jamestown, KY (1949-2019)

Jack had worked as a custodian in the Russell County School System.

Jack Thomas Rogers of Jamestown, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at his residence. He was 70 year old.

Memorial services will be at 11amCT on Saturday February 09, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 E. Steve Wariner Dr., Russell Springs, KY.

There will be no visitation prior to the service.

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2019-02-08 07:31:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: So proud of Diane

Connie Youngs writes:
So proud of my sister Diane Wallace! --Connie Youngs
Comments re photo 82564 Proclaiming Caregivers Day in Columbia

2019-02-08 05:35:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 8 Feb 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 8, 2019:
When clothes have defects,
thoughtful companions find ways
to keep them unseen.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 8 February 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2705

2019-02-08 05:24:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

High 32F today, with cloudy skies, low tonight 16F

It's currently 25F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Expect mostly cloudy skies through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 32F. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight should be mostly clear and cold, with a low around 16F, and wind chill values as low as 5. Northwest wind around 9 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and a little warmer, with a high near 39F. Saturday night will bring increasing clouds, with a low around 26F, and east wind 5 to 7 mph.

2019-02-08 05:22:53 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 8 Feb 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, February 8, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 1 event Circuit Court. No 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: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 14 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-02-08 05:18:42 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 8
Happy Anniversary, George & (In Memory, Bobbie Sizemore Keltner 1935-2012) (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arnold Todd Corbin (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Walker (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody James Claywell (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corey Alan Stephens (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Evans (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Perkins (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Howard Dickson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Upchurch (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kasey Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lillian Faith VanArsdale. (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lou Vena Leigh | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Lawson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Fletcher (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Arlene Farmer, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Cathleen Houk Milby Columbia, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Cody Allen Ervin, Green Co., KY (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha J. Gross, Louisville, KY, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Cowherd, Taylor County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert E. (Bob) Story, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Ray McClellan, 70, Glasgow, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maerene Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maerine Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Sue Baker, 66, Russell County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Wagoner, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Willard Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Lacona Mae Bryant, 81, Adair Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verla Hughes of Elk Horn, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Green, 90, Russell Co., KY, (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J. Lynwood Kessler, Taylor County, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Turner (Billy) Bloyd, Adair Co., KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Wooldridge, 66, Russell County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Alfred Thompson, Casey County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library Pellyton Bookmobile run | (ID:56829, Comment)
10:00amCT Pesticide Private Applicator training at Extension Office | (ID:56776, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Walter Earl Walters, 76, Somerset, KY (1943-2019) | (ID:56841, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Georgia Sandusky Scott, 73, Liberty, KY (1945-2019) | (ID:56844, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Dana Cox Welch, 44, Campbellsville, KY (1974-2019) | (ID:56843, Comment)
Services for Gloria Jean Hitch, 73, Liberty, KY (1945-2019) | (ID:56846, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair 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:56822, Comment)
5:30pmCT2009 ACHS Boys Varsity Basketball team to be honored during the basketball doubleheader at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium. | (ID:56764, Comment)
Girls Varsity ACHS Basketball vs Russell County, John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:56834, Comment)
7:00pmCTBoys Varsity ACHS Basketball vs Russell County, John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:56835, Comment)


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