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Agenda for Tue 12 Mar Adair Co Fiscal Court meeting

Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Regular Called Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Courthouse Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Ste. 1, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.

Meeting Agenda

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2019-03-08 14:38:37 | Comments | Printable version

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Historic Spurlington Tunnel, from Taylor to Marion County

2019-03-08 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo from Richard Robards collection.
By Larry Smith

Here's another incredible view of the Spurlington Tunnel. The historic train tunnel sits on the Taylor/Marion County line and, at the halfway point in the tunnel, you go from Taylor to Marion County.

These days every historian is looking back, wondering why we didn't act to protect the tracks and the old rail line for tourism and other purposes. Could you imagine having Green River Lake and a railroad still in use with a booming economy? From an industrial aspect this would certainly be beneficial to Campbellsville, Lebanon, Greensburg and Springfield.

These days we still cherish the memories, but now several generations of people have grown up not knowing what is was like when we had the railroad and sounds of the train horns.

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Letter: Library signage

Gary Rose writes:
Hi Linda, I'm most likely mistaken, but I think that the photos are reversed. --Gary
Comments re photo 82906 Current library before and after signage

Gary, Thanks for writing. We wanted to be sure, so we got a current photo of the exterior and added it to the story. The taller sign was the previous sign.

2019-03-08 14:23:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

RIDES: getting an electric 'fill up' becoming easier every day

By Tom Waggener

On the questions received since the first article about my electric car adventure was, "...where to plug in an electric vehicle in Columbia?" As of now, the closest "public" station I know of is at the KOA in Campbellsville. I use a phone app called Plugshare to locate public charging stations and, since it's crowd sourced information, a lot of actual public stations are yet to be posted.

When in Columbia, I've used a family friend's RV exterior outlet to get a charge that replenished roughly 30 miles of range per hour.

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2019-03-08 13:22:46 | Comments | Printable version

Kristi Dabney Peterson, 53, Campbellsville, KY (1965-2019)

She loved gardening, being outside, nature and being on the beach. She was a lover of all kinds of animals and a favorite past time was listening to music.

Kristi Dabney Peterson of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. She was 53 years old.

The funeral service will be held on at 1pmET on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, with Dr. James E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 6pmET until 8pmET on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2019-03-08 12:58:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

DPH still reporting widespread flu activity

It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Against Flu

By Barbara Fox/Beth Fisher

Frankfort, KY - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reports flu activity in Kentucky is at "widespread" for the 10th consecutive week. Widespread is the highest level of flu activity, indicating increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the state's regions.

For the reporting period, Adair County has 63 confirmed cases, Casey 47, Cumberland 4, Green 35, Metcalfe 191, Russell 5, and Taylor 8. Barren County remains the most active county in the area, with 1027 confirmed flu cases, more than even Fayette, which has a much higher population, but only 380 confirmed cases.

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2019-03-08 12:50:20 | Comments | Printable version

Accident being worked on Hwy 55 N, outside of Columbia

Detours are being conducted on Hwy 55 N as first responders work a two-vehicle accident north of OK Country Cooking in the area of Giles Medical/North Century Pharmacy during this noon hour in Columbia, March 8, 2019.

More information will be available as officials are able to send details.

2019-03-08 11:47:26 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Women's Choir singing Sunday, Rupp Arena!

Adair County High School will be represented in the Sweet Sixteen Tournament, but not for basketball - the Women's Choir has been chosen for the honor to sing The National Anthem. And they have been invited to participate in a December event at Disney World - two major accomplishments!

By Linda Waggener

Extraordinary voices, floating through unique, difficult harmonies, filled the classroom as the ACHS Women's Choir demonstrated The National Anthem they're invited to sing at the Sweet Sixteen Boys Basketball Tournament Sunday in Lexington.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 the Adair County High School women's ensemble, under the director of Mrs. Ginna Marsh Franklin, will sing The National Anthem - a major accomplishment for the school and the music program.

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2019-03-08 09:33:53 | Comments | Printable version

Green Co. Grand Jury returns indictments Wed 6 Mar 2019

Indictments brought against 7 individuals from Greensburg, Campbellsville, and Magnolia, KY on charges including murder, burglary, disorderly conduct, possession, trafficking, and tampering with evidence.

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 Green County, KY Circuit Court grand jury, Greensburg, KY, returned indictments against the following individuals on Wednesday, 6 March 2019:

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2019-03-08 09:25:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair Co Schools Federal Programs meeting

From Rita Carter
Media Release Adair County Schools

Pursuant to federal regulation, there will be a meeting for any persons who are interested in information about the various Federal Programs offered through the Adair County School District.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 9amCT in the board room of the Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.

For more information, contact John Shelley at 270.384.2476 ext. 2010.

2019-03-08 08:43:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Vernon Henderson, 87, Greensburg, KY (1932-2019)

Mr. Vernon Henderson, of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday at his home in Greensburg. He was 87 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. Vernon Henderson will be conducted at 10amCT on Saturday, March 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 Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday, March 8, 2019, and after 7amCT on Saturday at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.

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2019-03-08 05:46:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

January 2019 unemployment at 4.2%

By Mike Clark/Kim Saylor Brannock

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary January 2019 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for January 2019 was down from the 4.3 percent reported for December 2018.

The preliminary January 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in January 2018.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for January 2019 was 4.0 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from its December 2018 level, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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2019-03-08 05:29:44 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: The cat Tabs has now been adopted to a new home

Green River Animal Shelter writes:
The cat on the left in this picture of Tabs and Wildcat, has been adopted


Comments re photo 82883 Ready for Adoption Tabs and Wildcat

2019-03-08 05:29:21 | Comments | Printable version

Rain and fog today, high 46F

It's currently 34F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Rain and patchy fog are in the forecast today. High near 46F. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

There's a 30 percent chance of rain tonight, mainly before 7pmCT. After that it should remain cloudy, with a low around 43F. East wind 3 to 7 mph.

Rain is still likely on Saturday, and possibly a thunderstorm after 9amCT. High near 62F. East wind 7 to 12 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. The chance of precipitation on Saturday is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible.

Rains should taper off by midnight Saturday, as should the chance for thunderstorms. Sunday should bring sunny skies and a temperature in the high 50's.

2019-03-08 05:26:28 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 8 Mar 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, March 8, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events 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: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. 12 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-03-08 05:20:02 | Comments | Printable version

Clarence Edwin 'Frog' Wilson, 76, Taylor County, KY

He was the last owner of the Caulk Hardware Store in Campbellsville. He started working for Leland and Willard Caulk as a teenager. He was a warm-hearted, generous man who was beloved by his community and was a friend and mentor to many who knew him. As the local Honda motorcycle dealer, he sponsored racing teams and brought joy to many central Kentucky young people. He also coached girls' softball and later in life became an avid house-boater.

Clarence Edwin "Frog" Wilson of Campbellsville, KY died at the age of 76 on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He professed faith in Christ and was a lifelong member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

His funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. James E. Jones and Rev. Earl West. Visitation will be from 4-8pmCT/5-8pmET Saturday, March 9, 2019. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

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2019-03-08 05:18:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 8 Mar 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 8, 2019:
Help can be welcomed
when helper only trying
to be neighborly.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 8 March 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2733

2019-03-08 05:17:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 8
Happy Anniversary, Stephen and Michelle Westmoreland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Akers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Lynn Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andy Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arlis Price | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda McCoy Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Montgomery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bridget (Keltner) Singleton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Shaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Collin Darnell (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deloris Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Akers (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Neil Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nina Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon McGuire Gupton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Nelson Sharp, Campbellsville, KY (1921-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ellen Willis Columbia, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Flossie Janet Wright, 83, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tara Bennett Hickey, Russell Co., KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester (K) Maynard Russell Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgil Corbett Humphrey, Green Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Bradshaw, Crocus, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Lee Woolridge, Green County, KY (1958-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anthony Lee (Tony) Byrd, 55, Casey Co., KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Feather Faulkner, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Jo Owens, 75, Windsor, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sophia Autumn Lynn Redwine, Burkesville, KY (08 Mar 2016 - 08 Mar 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Daniels 81, Burkesville, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe David Acree, 68, Russell Co., KY(1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Ronald (Bear) Combs, Summer Shade, KY/Ary, KY native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary (Gussie) Scott Lawhorn, Albany, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Thomas Maynard, 73, Adair Co., KY/Russell Co., KY native (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rosie Virginia Lowery, Green Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Pamela Jean Wilson Scott, 67, Cumberland County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Mae Burton Johnson (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, March 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:57078, Comment)
12:30pmCTDistrict-wide Industrial Hemp Meeting at Washington Co Extension Office | (ID:57109, 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:57058, Comment)
6:00pmCTTo The Nines evening shopping around the Public Square in Columbia! 6-9pmCT | (ID:57142, Comment)


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