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Mary Versie Streeval, 92, Columbia, KY (1926-2019)

Versie loved to sing and the other residents at summit manor often requested her to sing hymns for them, she also loved cooking and camping.

Mary Versie Streeval of Columbia died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was 92 years old.

Funeral services will be 1pmCT on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Bro. Tim Lewis and Bro. Ralph Foster will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4pmCT on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the funeral home.

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2019-03-11 18:56:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Mary Versie Streeval, 92, Columbia, KY (1926-2019)

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LWC Baseball Splits Doubleheader against Talladega on Monday

By Clayton Barefield

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team split its doubleheader against Talladega (Ala.) on Monday afternoon at Egnew Park.

The Blue Raiders (4-12) took game one of the series 7-6 while dropping game two 2-1 in two seven inning games.

Lindsey Wilson outhit Talladega 13-12 for the day, including eight RBI's and a solo home run in the first game.

The Blue Raiders are back on the field Tuesday at 1pmCT when they take on Marian (IN) at Egnew Park, Lindsey Wilson Sports Complex, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.

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2019-03-11 18:52:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Outstanding performance by Choir

Jerry D Pyles writes:
What an outstanding performance by ACHS Woman's Choir at Rupp Arena. --Jerry
Comments re article 102800 Video ACHS Womens Choir at Rupp Arena

2019-03-11 18:00:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Sapp among 2019 KHSAA-KDA Ag Athletes of the Year

Frankfort, KY -. (March 11, 2019) - Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles applauded six Kentucky high school student-athletes involved in agriculture for being named the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association-Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Ag Athletes of the Year.

Among them is Benjamin Sapp of Russell Springs, whose family has been farming in Adair County for generations. Benjamin is the son of Zachary and Sherry Sapp. The honorees are:
  • Benjamin Sapp of Russell County High School ($2,000)
  • Kailey Thompson of Taylor County High School ($2,000)
  • Morgan Belcher of Pulaski County High School
  • Tyler London of Metcalfe County High School
  • Alleson Short of Muhlenberg County High School
  • Marcus Wiseman of George Rogers Clark High School
"Congratulations to these agriculturally-minded student-athletes on winning the 2019 Ag Athlete of the Year Awards," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. "It's no secret that it is expensive to get a postsecondary education. Whether these students pursue their dreams at a four-year institution or at a vocational school, these scholarships will help offset the rising costs of continued education."

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2019-03-11 14:31:12 | Comments | Printable version

Bill Beard remembered on the Public Square in Columbia

By Mitzi Bault

I found a picture of one of Adair County's icons who was admired and loved by my family and so many around here. As reported in an newspaper clipping by my Uncle Ed, Bill Beard was always trying to pull a trick.

Most kids were kind of scared of him. We were around him some coming to see my Daddy, Peanut McKinley.

The only time Bill ever scared me was when I was trying to tell him something -- he was a great big tall man -- and he just picked me up! He said it hurt his back bending over to talk to me.

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2019-03-11 12:40:42 | Comments | Printable version

ASCO: Two charged with meth possession in Adair County

From Sheriff Josh Brockman

Two Adair County residents have been arrested on drug charges after search of a residence.

On 3-8-19 at 6:01pmCT Sheriff Brockman, Chief Deputy Justin Cross, Deputy Josh Durbin, and Deputy Chandler Staten went to a residence located off Neat Hollow Road in Adair County to conduct a search where they suspected the sale of narcotics.
During the search several bags of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered in the home. As a result, the following people were charged:

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2019-03-11 12:16:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

General fund and road fund receipts for Feb 2019

General Fund receipts rose 8.4 Percent. Road Fund receipts grew 11.5 Percent.

By John E. Chilton/Greg Harkenrider

Frankfort, KY - State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that General Fund receipts climbed 8.4 percent in February with revenues of $859.4 million. February's receipts compare favorably to the $793.0 million collected in February 2018. Through the first eight months of FY19, the General Fund has grown 3.2 percent.

The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY19 calls for revenue to grow 3.3 percent compared to FY18 actual receipts. After February's results are considered, General Fund revenues must increase 3.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year to meet the official estimate.

Following declines in General Fund receipts in December and January, Chilton was cautiously optimistic regarding the positive reversal of fortune in February. "The pattern for FY19 has been healthy growth in the sales tax and cigarette taxes due to the passage of HB 487 in 2018. February saw both taxes keeping pace as the sales tax grew 7.1 percent and cigarette taxes grew 72.2 percent.

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2019-03-11 12:13:27 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Softball travels to IU-Southeast on Monday afternoon

By Benjamin Riegger

The Lindsey Wilson softball team travels to Indiana University-Southeast on Monday for a game starting at 1:30pmCT at Koetter Sports Softball Complex, 700 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN.

The Blue Raiders (10-0) return to action after defeating Huntington (Ind.) 7-0 and 1-0 on Saturday, March 2 at Marilyn D. Sparks Park.

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2019-03-11 12:10:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Winter Feeding Farm Tours

By Nick Roy

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a series of farm tours on Thursday, March 21, 2019, to shed light on some ideas for winter feeding. The tours will offer ideas to match any farm size or level of investment one desires to make to help make winter time easier on cattle and our pastures.

All times listed for farms after Tour Stop #1 are approximate as travel time and discussion may impact actual arrival time. Attendees are welcome to join in on all tour or just the tours of you interest. Transportation is not provided. Dress appropriately for early Spring weather - including the boots!

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2019-03-11 12:05:15 | Comments | Printable version

Governor to hold town hall at LWC on Tuesday

Governor Matt Bevin will hold a town hall at Lindsey Wilson College Tuesday morning. Bevin will field questions in an open community forum about economic development as well as other key issues and initiatives that impact Kentucky.

The talk will be held from 12:30pmCT until 2pmCT in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St., Columbia, KY.

2019-03-11 12:01:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

ACSO: Injury collision Friday on KY55N

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11:40amCT, the Adair County Sheriff's Office received a dispatch from Adair County 911 about a reported collision with injuries on KY 55 North.

Deputy Brandon Hitch found that Unit 2, a 1995 Ford F-150 operated by John Smith, 37, of Columbia, KY, was experiencing some vehicle problems and was moving over to the southbound shoulder of the highway, when Unit 1, operated by Natalie Bryant, 23, who was also traveling south in a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, failed to slow down and was unable to negotiate around Unit 2, striking Unit 2 in the rear.

The operator of Unit 1, Bryant, was taken to TJ Health by Adair County EMS, and later transferred to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

The operator of Unit 2, John Smith, along with his passengers, Sarah Smith and Christopher Keith, were transported to TJ Health by Adair County EMS, where they were treated and released.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by Columbia Police Department and Adair County EMS.

2019-03-11 08:35:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Lane closures expected on I65 tonight in Bowling Green

Crews are expected to update I-165 signage at exit 20

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - Lane closures on Interstate 65 near the exit 20 interchange at I-165 (formerly William H. Natcher Parkway) in Bowling Green are expected to be begin tonight at 8pmCT. The lane closures are necessary so contract crews can update the signs for the new I-165 designation.

The lane closures are expected to begin in the southbound direction. Once those signs are replaced lane closures may take place in the southbound direction as well. Motorists should slow down in this area and use caution as workers will be present.

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2019-03-11 08:28:53 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Adair Co. man arrested on drug and firearm charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, March 8, 2019, Adair County Sheriff's Deputies went to the home of 34 year old Eric Rowe, located on West Barbee Street in Columbia. The Sheriff's Office had been contacted by KY Probation and Parole, who advised that Rowe had an active probation warrant and possibly was in possession of a firearm.

Rowe was found in a bedroom of the residence and taken into custody. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on Probation Violation, Possession of Controlled substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.

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2019-03-11 08:26:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Quarles to be in Adair today promoting 'Ag Tags'

By Sean Southard

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will visit Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer's office Monday, March 11, 2019 as part of his 2019 Ag Tag Campaign. The visit is planned for 4pmCT today.

Kentucky motorists who buy or renew farm vehicle license plates, or "ag tags," may make a voluntary donation of up to $10 to the Ag Tag Fund. Donations to the Ag Tag Fund are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for youth development and promotional programs. Half of the 4-H and FFA funds go back to the county where the tag is purchased to support local programming, awards, and scholarships.

More on Ag Tags: Renewing farm tags benefits 4H and FFA by Adair Co Extension Agent Tony Rose

2019-03-11 08:23:19 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: in agreement on sunset over Marion County

Maury E Lewis writes:
That is glorious. --melewi 3/10/2019
Comments re photo 82939 Lebanon sunset glory

2019-03-11 06:56:18 | Comments | Printable version

RIDES Q: What is the US goal for diesel and gas vehicles?

The Louisville Courier Journal recently reported that Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambitious.

The government announcement follows similar moves in France and Norway. I wonder if the United States has such a goal? - Vonnie Kolbenschlag
Thanks for your question, Vonnie! We'll ask our personal car guru, Tom.

2019-03-11 06:51:30 | Comments | Printable version

KYTC listening tour coming to Taylor Co. Fiscal Court

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Deputy Secretary Paul Looney and District 4 Cabinet leadership will attend the Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019, to invite input from local officials on the county's most pressing transportation infrastructure needs as part of a statewide listening tour.

The upcoming Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting is planned for 6pmET at 203 N. Court St., Campbellsville, KY.

2019-03-11 05:19:37 | Comments | Printable version

Statewide Day of Online Giving Brings Kentuckians Together

By Danielle Clore

Lexington, KY - Kentucky Gives Day - the statewide 24-hour online giving event - returns for a seventh year on May 14. Nonprofit organizations interested in boosting their online fundraising efforts are invited to participate.

"On the fifth anniversary of the event last year, Kentucky Gives Day helped nonprofits across Kentucky work together to raise over $308,000 through a single website in only 24 hours," said Danielle Clore, executive director of Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofits and host of the annual event. "The six-year total is at just under $1.7 million raised and we look forward to continuing to help Kentuckians near and far connect with causes they care about in 2019," Clore added.

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c) 3 designation and operating in Kentucky may register through April 16 at

Kentucky Gives Day registration is free for KNN members; charities that are not yet members may either join KNN at the time of registration or pay a one-time fee.

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2019-03-11 04:50:15 | Comments | Printable version

Eddie Miles to perform at KY Classic Arts

Eddie Miles returns to Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Ave, Lebanon, KY, on March 23rd, April 27th and May 18th at 7pmET each night, with three different concerts featuring the hits of Johnny Cash, Roy Orberson, Dire Straits, Elvis Presley, and more.

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2019-03-11 04:47:43 | Comments | Printable version

Today - MONDAY with CM - 11 Mar 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 11, 2019:
Respect and regard
are due those who perform well,
putting on no airs.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 11 March 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2736

2019-03-11 04:34:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Video: ACHS Women's Choir at Rupp Arena

The ACHS Women's Choir, under the director of Mrs. Ginna Marsh Franklin, sings The National Anthem at the Sweet Sixteen Boys Basketball Tournament Sunday in Lexington.

Students in the Women's Choir are: Emma Grider, Raven Yike, Amie Padgette, Autumn Reynolds, Cheyan Walters, Aeriyal Anderson, Madison Coomer, Kristina Kirksey, Emma Rich, Ellie Belcher, Joaquina Domingo, Kayla Eaton and Faith Berry.

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2019-03-11 04:30:55 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 55F

It's currently 44F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Cloudy skies this morning will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high today near 55F. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Skies will be mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low around 32F. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

On Tuesday, skies should be sunny, with a high near 56F. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

2019-03-11 04:24:47 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 11 Mar 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, March 11, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 43 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 136 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 72 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 170 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 26 events Circuit Court. 72 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-03-11 04:21:01 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 11
Happy Birthday, Adam Kerr (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Braeydon Foster (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Brandi Blackburn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Elizabeth Smith (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Greyson Kyle Riddle (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jace Matthew Partin (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Sharpe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jesse Green | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica True | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joseph Adam Doss (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Ballou | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Jean Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Feese Newman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Rose | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Rogers, Campbellsville, KY native (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ina Loudermilk, Casey Co., KY< (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Larry Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise B. Phillips, Taylor Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbie Campbell Osuamkpe, Adair Co., KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Russell, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lena B. Coomer Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Christopher (Tom) Boston (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Marie Burton Irvin, Adair County, KY (1929-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin (Toad) Durrett, Green County, KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Faye Parker, 52, Adair County, KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David Vernon (Doc) Hughes, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dora L. Davis, 94, Adair County, KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Douglas Grenead, 56, Summer Shade, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marjorie Dean Clayton, Taylor Co., KY native (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Thompson Mitchell, Greensburg, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Bryant, 79, Russell Springs, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Shelia Gayle Dulworth Caldwell, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geneva Joyce Akin, Metcalfe Co., KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie D. Cooper, 54, Russell Co., KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth (Tootie) Coffey , 87, Russell Co., KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Rowe, Columbia, KY/Buffalo, KY native (1926-2017)Judy Rowe (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Ray Brown, Mt. Sherman, KY (1975-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Garnett Lay, Casey County, KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Vanoy, 72, native of Casey County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Rainbow Rodz, 50, Casey County, KY (1968-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Genoice Matney Sexton, 86, formerly of Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Glen Combest, 76, Casey/Jefferson/Adair Counties, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Combest Young, Columbia, KY (1928-2001) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library Town Bookmobile Run | (ID:57089, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair County Public Library Lap Sit Reading Birth-3 Years | (ID:57082, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Kristi Dabney Peterson, 53, Campbellsville, KY (1965-2019) | (ID:57145, Comment)
3:00pmCTParent/Teacher Conferences at Adair County Elementary School | (ID:57115, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair County Public Library Board Meeting | (ID:57097, Comment)
Quarles to visit Adair County Clerk's office | (ID:57163, Comment)
4:30pmCTACHS SBDM Meeting, ACHS Library, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:57065, Comment)
5:00pmCTWriters invited to monthly meeting in Columbia | (ID:56542, Comment)
Liberty City Council - second Monday of each month, 5pmET, City Hall, 518 Middleburg Street, Liberty | (ID:57157, Comment)
Greensburg City Council - second Monday of each month, 5pmCT, City Hall, 110 W Court St, Greensburg | (ID:57158, Comment)
6:00pmCTRussell County Fiscal Court - second Monday of each month, 6pmCT, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown (the old courthouse) | (ID:57156, Comment)


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