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Letter: Rodney L Thompson, Sr remembers Ed Waggener

Rodney L Thompson Sr writes:
For medical reasons I was not able to attend Ed's visitation but I was a member of the Jamestown Street gang in the 50s and knew the Waggener family very well - actually worked for them several times delivering the CJ and the Louisville Times delivery days.

Ralph Roy and I worked together many days. I was very sorry to hear Ed had passed away and I extend my condolences to you and your family. I have many memories of Ed, even the one where his car was taken to the basement at one of the Lindsey Wilson buildings, I can't remember what type car it was, ha ha. --Rodney

Rodney, your thoughts and fun memories are truly appreciated by our family. Ed's little car that was taken to the basement of the Administration Building when he was a student at Lindsey Wilson was an Izetta - click this link for a picture of it that was sent to him a few years back by his sister Jean. - Linda

2019-03-07 21:35:02 | Comments | Printable version

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Birds of Kentucky: Downy Woodpecker

2019-03-07 - Frankfort, KY - Photo by Pen.
Wikipedia has this to say about the Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens).

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Letter: both Clover and Lady have new homes now

Green River Animal Shelter writes:
Clover and Lady both have been adopted.

--GRAS staff

Comments re photo 82879 Clover and Lady are ready to meet you at GRAS

2019-03-07 21:01:47 | Comments | Printable version

Medical marijuana approved by Kentucky House panel

By John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader

The House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill late Wednesday that would legalize the sale of medical marijuana in Kentucky through state-licensed dispensaries. But with only five days left in the 2019 legislative session, sponsors say they're racing the clock.

"Where there's a will, there's a way. Maybe it's not probable, but it's not over 'till the fat lady sings," said state Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, co-sponsor of House Bill 136.

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2019-03-07 20:24:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Chamber music theatre piece celebrates African American women

By Jeremy Cloyd

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 7pmCT, the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work Ain't I a Woman! at V.P. Henry Auditorium at Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY. This production is presented by Lindsey Wilson College Cultural Affairs and admission is free.

Chamber Music Theatre is unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance.

Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

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2019-03-07 20:20:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

The Libraries of Columbia and Adair County

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By Mike Watson

The Libraries of Columbia and Adair County--a very brief history: This begins with the old library on Burkesville Street, now the site of the drive-in bank. That was an old house, formerly the home of Miss Sallie Field, that housed more than just the library, including the Lake Cumberland Regional Library.

In January 1963 the City of Columbia announced that the Myers property on the corner of Campbellsville and Reed Streets had been purchased for a new municipal building and parking lot. The building would house, among other things, the Regional Library. The first floor would be occupied in large party by the library, 3,200 hundred square feet in size. January 1965 saw the occupation of parts of the building by the city, but the library was awaiting shelving, and the eventual move. The library was open for service later in 1965.

A new library was constructed on the corner of Greensburg and Paull Streets and opened for business just before Christmas in 1978 with official, formal open house in September of 1979. The new library was designated the Janice Holt Giles Library and the Regional Library was in the basement. This is the building still used today.

2019-03-07 20:12:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Lindsey Wilson tops Learfield Cup Standings

By Chris Wells

Lindsey Wilson athletics sits atop the first NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup winter rankings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.

The Blue Raiders tallied 345 points during the winter championships, which includes men and women's swimming, men and women's indoor track & field and men's wrestling.

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2019-03-07 20:04:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

House Bill 311: Meat comes from animals

Proactive measure anticipates lab-grown protein products hitting grocery shelves in next few years, aims to protect consumers from misbranded lab-grown protein products.

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised the Kentucky General Assembly for passing House Bill 311, an act that prevents lab-grown protein products from being labeled as meat.

"In the next few years, new lab-grown protein products, developed from cells in a petri dish, will hit grocery shelves in the United States," Commissioner Quarles said. "Kentucky is the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River, and as such, our consumers deserve to know that the word 'meat' means something, and that it means meat from an animal. I wish to thank the General Assembly and bill sponsor Representative Michael Meredith for passing this measure on a bipartisan basis and by an overwhelming margin."

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2019-03-07 20:02:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Youthfest revival in Greensburg Mar 15-17

Bethlehem Baptist Church is presenting their 16th annual youth revival. "Youthfest 2019: War Cry" will feature worship, games, prizes, free food and free t-shirts.
  • Friday, March 15, 6pmCT, Green County Middle School, 106 Brummal Ave, Greensburg, KY
  • Saturday, March 16, 6pmCT, Green County Middle School, 106 Brummal Ave, Greensburg, KY
  • Sunday, March 17, 9amCT, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 525 Temperance Rd, Greensburg, KY
  • Sunday, March 17, 5pmCT, Green County Middle School, 106 Brummal Ave, Greensburg, KY
Youthfest is for students and adults of all ages. The Bethlehem Baptist Church community joins together for the cause and advancement of God's glory and kingdom. It's a time to encounter the presence of God in a life-changing way. --Mindy Coffey

2019-03-07 19:55:33 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Gossage honored for outstanding leadership

by Calen McKinney

Campbellsville High School's former cheerleading coach Carol Gossage will be honored next month for her outstanding leadership skills.

Kentucky High School Coaches Association gives an annual award in honor of the association's first - and only - female executive director Brigid DeVries.

The award is given to a female who has shown outstanding leadership in their position with student athletes in Kentucky. Gossage is this year's award recipient.

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2019-03-07 19:40:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Mike 'The Door Man' Clark, Taylor County, KY

Mike was a devoted son, dependable brother, loving husband, caring father and was very active in the lives of his three grandchildren. The grandkids often spent precious time with him while fishing, on shopping trips and making memories on family vacations. His love for children went beyond just his family, if Mike saw a child in need he would find a way to help.

Mike "The Door Man" Clark of Campbellsville, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Campbellsville at age 63.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Elk Horn Baptist Church by Dr. Brian Rafferty and Rev. Haywood Riner. Visitation will be from 4-7pmCT/5-8pmET Friday, March 8, 2019 at Elk Horn Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

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2019-03-07 19:24:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Revival at Living by Faith CC begins Wed 20 Mar 2019

Living by Faith Community Church will be having revival services March 20 through March 24, 2019, at 6pmCT nightly.
  • March 20: Bro Jimmy Bunch
  • March 21: Bro Carl Edwards
  • March 22: Bro Mike Helm
  • March 23: Bro John Campbell
  • March 24: Bro Craig Huddleston
The church is located at 3041 Edmonton Rd, Columbia KY. Bro Bobby Withers & congregation invite everyone to come join us.

2019-03-07 15:28:26 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Cumberland Co. man arrested on Sex Abuse charges

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Kentucky State Police arrested a Cumberland County man on Wednesday March 6th, 2019 at approximately 2pmCT, following an extensive investigation of an alleged Sexual Abuse.

Sammy Gibson, age 33 of Burkesville was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st degree and Sexual Misconduct. Gibson was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. This case remains under investigation by Detective Kenny Brown.

NOTE: An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual placed under arrest is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

2019-03-07 15:22:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

CHFS invites artist proposals for L&N Lobby Artwork

Artists interested in submitting proposals for commissioned art should go online to: for more specifics about the request for proposals.

By Doug Hogan

Frankfort, KY - Today, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced that it will offer up to $5,000 for an art installation that will welcome visitors to the L&N State Office Building at 908 West Broadway in Louisville. This call for artist proposals is supported by a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

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2019-03-07 13:31:59 | Comments | Printable version

GossHall Systems selects Elizabethtown for corporate HQ

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin announced today delivery services provider GossHall Systems LLC will build a corporate headquarters in Elizabethtown with a $775,000 investment expected to create 20 jobs.

To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in February preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

In addition, GossHall can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives.

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2019-03-07 13:29:24 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Anzlee is Pride and Joy

Jamie Lynn writes:
That's my pride and joy, thanks for posting, Nana loves you Anzlee Grace. --Jamie
Comments re photo 82885 Anzlee Burris gets checked for height at ACPC

2019-03-07 13:27:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

New KTC service ties emergency contact to drivers licenses

The new, voluntary online registry allows law enforcement officials to notify a driver-selected contact in emergency situations.

By Naitore Djigbenou

Frankfort, KY - Governor Matt Bevin today announced the launch of Emergency Notice. This new online emergency contact registry will be accessible to law enforcement officials in the event a Kentucky driver's license, personal ID or permit cardholder is involved in a serious vehicle crash or emergency situation.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) developed the portal at the direction of Gov. Bevin to offer timely notification to loved ones. KYTC teamed up with Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) to encourage Kentuckians to designate a preferred contact using the free, voluntary service.

Kentuckians can submit their emergency contact's name and phone number via the Emergency Notice portal on the website.

The contact information is integrated into the cardholder's driving record, accessible only to law enforcement officials for emergency purposes.

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2019-03-07 09:07:43 | Comments | Printable version

Saloma and Pleasant Union Baptist share Sunday service

By Rev. John Chowning

Two Taylor County churches, Saloma Baptist and Pleasant Union Baptist, came together for a great Sunday service, singing and fellowship time on March 3, 2019 at SBC.

Rev. Michael Caldwell preached a powerful sermon and the Pleasant Union choir sang to the filled church. A delicious meal was enjoyed afterward with a wonderful time of fellowship.

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2019-03-07 06:33:32 | Comments | Printable version

Personality types to be explored at Extension Office

An Enneagram Program on personality types: "Which one are you?" is scheduled at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairgrounds St., Columbia KY, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6pmCT.

Charity Powell from Campbellsville University will be presenting the program. If you ever find yourself being confused by the way other people do things, or wonder why you do what you do, you may want to attend and gain insight into yourself and those around you. Enneagram will help you learn how to understand your motivations and how to become healthier in your interactions.

The class is free. To register call the Adair County extension office 270-384-2317.

2019-03-07 06:08:44 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly cloudy today, high 44F, wintry mix tonight

It's currently 27F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 44F. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

Tonight will bring a mix of rain and snow, becoming all rain after 4amCT. The overnight low will be around 34F. East wind 5 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

On Friday, expect rain before 8amCT, then showers. Friday's high will be near 48F. South wind 3 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation on Friady is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

The weekend will start with more rain. Skies should become sunny by Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the low 60's both days.

2019-03-07 06:06:49 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 7 Mar 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, March 7, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 34 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 12 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-03-07 06:00:29 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 7 Mar 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 7, 2019:
Better than just fine
is to be brave and honest,
friend to be proud of.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 7 March 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2732

2019-03-07 05:57:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 7
Happy anniversary, Ricky and Brenda Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alicia Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Burton Murphy (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bernice Mitchum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Daniel (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bridgett Richardson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bridgett Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooke Furkins (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claudette Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Kemp, (March 7, 2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dean Quinn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Desiree Wright | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erik Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Dickson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jodie Tucker (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Forrest Arnold (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lester Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maurice Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Murrell Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Ann Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shauna Maria Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shenna Lea Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tabitha Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Riley Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jonathan Dale Farris, Liberty, KY (1981-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Pepper Milby, Greensburg, KY (1924-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Wesley Jessie, Summersville, KY (1962-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Wayne Mitchell, Greensburg, KY (1942-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Kessler, Greensburg, KY (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip O. Keltner, Adair County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard K. Stubbs, 75, Greensburg, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas L. Baldwin, Cumberland Co, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Myrtle Lee Moon Cain, 71, Cumberland Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman H. Guffey, Russell Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vaniel Romine, Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, June Huff Hayes, Cumberland Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Cash, Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alberta French, Taylor County, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Cain, Casey County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lawrence Edwin (Eddie) Pickett, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Traver, Russell County KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Cochran, Taylor Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Price, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Edwin Jesse Wolcott, Clinton Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Witty Deweese, Summer Shade, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reggie Brockman, Windsor, KY(1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy L. Birdwell, Russell Co., KY (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Myrtie Parmley, 95, Cumberland Co., KY, (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Gene Antle, 56, Russell Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frieda Stotts, 77, Adair Co., KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Lee Goode, 61, Columbia, KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret N. Yarberry Grider, Adair Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Humble, Russell Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Lee Gossett, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jasper London, London family funeral: Carolyn, Dwight & Jasper (d 31 Jan 2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Green (1931-2001) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, March 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:57075, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Patricia Lynn Wilcoxson, 51, Campbellsville, KY (1967-2019) | (ID:57119, Comment)


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