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Mystery solved - many know Samson the beauty stop cat

By Linda Waggener

The 'cat who...' mystery picture wasn't a mystery for long - turns out the cat in the salon chair that greeted me before my haircut is an extremely popular man about town.

Samson is "the beauty shop cat" according to Peggy Lawson, owner of His & Hers Salon on Greensburg Street in Columbia.

She adopted Samson when he was nine days old and he has been her "very special" live-in beauty shop cat for eleven and a half years now.

2019-03-12 22:39:25 | Comments | Printable version

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Adair County High School music class leaders from CU

2019-03-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Adair County High School music director Ginna Marsh Franklin and her college student intern for the week, Noah Konsavage, both hail from the Campbellsville University School of Music. They were pictured here as the ACHS women's choir prepared to go to Rupp Arena and sing The National Anthem during the Sweet Sixteen boys basketball tournament.

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Letter: a close guess on the mystery cat

Maury E Lewis writes:
313 Maple Florist and Gifts --Maury E Lewis
Comments re photo 82961 Mystery where does this cat live

Maury, we hear 313 Maple is yet another business that has a cat in residence in Columbia - the mystery cat is Samson from His & Hers Salon.

2019-03-12 21:55:53 | Comments | Printable version

Thanks for the letters! Samson is well known beauty shop cat

Celia Downey, Charolotte Grant, and Michelle Larimore have all guessed correctly!
This is Samson from Peggy Lawson's His & Hers Salon, Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.
Comments re photo 82961 Mystery where does this cat live

2019-03-12 21:52:48 | Comments | Printable version

Elain Pearl DuBose, 103 years of age, Green County, KY

She was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church. She was working as a Civil Servant in the War Department in Washington, DC when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She was a descendant of George Soule, who came over on the Mayflower in 1620 and landed at Plymouth Rock.

Elain Pearl DuBose, 103, Green County, KY departed this life Monday, March 11, 2019 in Harrodsburg, KY, having attained the age of 103 years, eight months and nine days.

A visitation will be 2-5pmET Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the home of Regina and the Rev. Charles Taylor, 103 Old Bridge Road, Danville, KY. All family and friends are invited to stop by. Cremation was chosen. Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court St., Greensburg, KY in charge of arrangements.

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2019-03-12 21:36:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Barbara Jean Curry, 79, Adair County, KY (1939-2019)

She was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ and was retired from Fruit of the Loom.

Barbara Jean Curry, 79, of Columbia, died Monday, March 11, 2019 in Bowling Green.

Funeral services will be on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Mike Ellis and Lenny Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4pmCT Thursday.

Casket Bearers will be Dale Anderson, Doug, Kerry and Larry Radford, Casey Taylor and Adam Bennett. Her grandchildren will serve as honorary casket bearers.

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2019-03-12 16:59:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Samson the cat

Celia Downey writes:
Peggy Hatcher...His and Hers Salon. Samson --Celia Downey
Comments re photo 82961 Mystery where does this cat live

2019-03-12 14:27:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Revival at Millerfield BIC starts Sun 17 Mar 2019

Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church, 1891 Millerfield Road, Columbia, KY, will be having revival starting Sunday, March 17, 2019, and running through Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pmCT nightly with Bro. Kenny Greenway.

On Sunday, March 24th starting at 10amCT we will be having "Super Sunday". The Sneed family will be singing and we will have a meal following the service. --Kayla Abrell

2019-03-12 13:45:26 | Comments | Printable version

Modern Languages lecture on China at WKU

By Tommy Newton

Bowling Green, KY - Today, more than ever, it is important to understand China and its neighbors. At 4pmCT on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Dr. Jennifer Rudolph will present Claiming a Pirate, Claiming Taiwan in the Mahurin Honors College-International Center's multipurpose room (HCIC) on WKU's main campus.

Dr. Rudolph is a professor of Asian History and International and Global Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). She is also the Director of the China Hub and Hangzhou Project Center there. Her presentation will discuss the tension between China and Taiwan, as well as the formation of Taiwan's identity through the famous figure of the pirate-merchant Zheng Chenggong.

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2019-03-12 13:41:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Grants available for Victim Support Programs

By Mike Wynn

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that a mid-year application opportunity is now available for obtaining grant funding under the federal Victims of Crime Act, known as VOCA.

The Kentucky Justice Cabinet's Grants Management Division is seeking competitive proposals to address gaps and needs in victim services throughout the state.

The following service providers are encouraged to apply for the funds: state agencies, statewide member programs that serve crime victims, statewide organizations specifically providing services to underserved victims of crime, and statewide organizations that work to enhance the delivery of direct victim services.

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2019-03-12 13:38:23 | Comments | Printable version

IMH hosting History Harvests for African American Equestrians

By Kerry Howe

Lexington, KY - The International Museum of the Horse is pleased to announce two upcoming opportunities to preserve the legacy of African Americans in the equine industry. History Harvests will be held on April 13, from 9amET to NoonET and on May 18, from 9amET to 2pmET at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, at 300 East 3rd Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

The events provide opportunities for community participants to bring items that relate to African Americans working with horses, to the Lyric Theatre to be scanned and photographed. A conversation station and refreshments will encourage attendees to connect with each other and discuss their images, documents, and memorabilia. At the May event, there will be appointments available to record oral histories. To sign up for an oral history time, email

The History Harvests are free, public events dedicated to uncovering, sharing, and digitizing items of historical significance for inclusion in the forthcoming website, the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry.

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2019-03-12 13:36:53 | Comments | Printable version

CJ: How will private school tax credit affect Kentucky schools?

By Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal

If some Kentucky legislators have their way, more than $25 million of what otherwise would be taxes paid to the state could be redirected to private schools. But that money could be just the beginning, based on what happened in other states that passed similar programs allowing businesses and individuals to donate money for scholarships to private schools in exchange for lucrative tax breaks.

Some states have seen their loss of tax revenue explode after their initially modest programs ballooned into initiatives that couldn't keep up with the demand for more scholarships, according to a Courier Journal analysis.

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2019-03-12 11:20:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Recycling Center closed today

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Recycling Center will be closing today at 11amCT due to illness. Recyclable items may still be dropped off and placed under the shed to be collected and sorted tomorrow.

2019-03-12 11:16:46 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO executes early-morning search warrant Sunday

The warrant was the result of a drug investigation

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, after midnightCT, Sheriff's deputies Joey Keith, Chandler Staten, and Justin Cross executed a search warrant at the home of Kameron Ford, 21, on Powell Road. Deputies seized packaged marijuana, cash, and drug paraphernalia.

Ford was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Trafficking in Marijuana over 8 ounces.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by Kentucky State Police.

2019-03-12 11:15:47 | Comments | Printable version

FBI investigating 'suspicious death' in Mammoth Cave Natl Park

By Morgan Eads, Lexington Herald-Leader

A federal investigation is underway after the body of a woman was found in Mammoth Cave National Park on Monday, according to news reports and the FBI. The woman was identified Monday evening as Mariah Amber Decru, 23, of Park City, Ky., according to the FBI. Her cause of death is still under investigation.

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2019-03-12 11:11:30 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Bevin signs permitless concealed carry bill

By Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal

Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law Monday a bill that lets people carry a concealed gun without first getting a permit or completing a background check and safety training.

Senate Bill 150 was backed by the National Rifle Association but opposed by groups such as Louisville Metro Police and the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police. State law had required people to get a permit before carrying a concealed firearm.


2019-03-12 11:10:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

RIDES Q&A: the US & KY not advancing in EV encouragement

By Tom Waggener

Hi Vonnie, Thanks for your question about what our country is doing. Not to get too political, but under the current administration, moves towards advancing electric vehicles in reducing dependence on oil and gas and diesel has taken a bit of a step back.

Many of the tax incentives for electric vehicle purchases are going to end and not get renewed.

In our own state there have been many moves to add extra taxes to electric vehicles and to de-incentivize rooftop solar - both things that would help in the future.

Certain states are taking moves towards speeding adoption of electric vehicles, namely California, which offers many state tax incentives, mandates solar systems on any new construction home, and has set a goal of going completely renewable by the year 2050 in terms of its utilities.

2019-03-12 09:47:17 | Comments | Printable version

Gentle yoga training to be offered in the region

By Linda Waggener

Yoga training classes were offered by Marshall University at the Adair County Health Department last week, preparing leaders who can offer the healthy stretches and breathing exercises locally.

Janet Cowherd, the LCDHD diabetes educator, was the organizer of the training and will be able to answer questions and provide contact information for certified trainers in Adair, Green, Russell, Cumberland, Casey and Clinton Counties.

Betty Knifley, already a trainer in Adair County, offers yoga classes each Monday and Wednesday at 4pmCT at the Extension Office on Fairground Street. Organizations around the region represented at this training and who will have more information include: Russell County Extension Office and Health Department, Centerpoint Church, Dunville Christian Church, Lindsey Wilson College, Green County Library and

2019-03-12 09:08:24 | Comments | Printable version

Special service at Mt Zion Church, Sun 17 Mar 2019

Don Neat will be preaching on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 10amCT, and special music will be performed by Bobby Webster, at Mt. Zion church, 100 Buell Collins Rd., South 55 in Glensfork, KY. Everyone is invited. --Laverne Hadley

2019-03-12 08:14:54 | Comments | Printable version

Bernard Stotts, 72, Columbia, KY (1946-2019)

He enjoyed playing guitar and being outdoors, with hobbies that included fishing, hunting, gardening, and digging ginseng. He will be dearly missed.

Bernard Stotts died suddenly at the age of 72 at his home in Columbia, Kentucky on the afternoon of March 9, 2019.

Funeral services will be 11amCT on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home and continue Saturday morning until time for the service.

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2019-03-12 08:11:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Softball takes two at Indiana Southeast

By Chris Wells

New Albany, IN - No. 13-ranked Lindsey Wilson continued its winning ways today with a doubleheader sweep of host Indiana-Southeast at the Koetter Softball Complex.

The Blue Raiders improved to 12-0 on the season with an 11-4 win in the opener over the Grenadiers and an 8-0 win in the finale.

Cassie Matlock led a potent Lindsey Wilson offense with five hits, including a home run, while driving in seven runs in the doubleheader. Kalli Harris added three hits with a homer and six RBIs in the two wins.

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2019-03-12 05:51:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 12 Mar 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 12, 2019:
When you do something
greatly displeasing parent,
your child may suffer.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 12 March 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2737

2019-03-12 05:49:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Partly sunny, high 58F

It's currently 34F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It should be mostly sunny today, with a high near 58F. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Expect increasing clouds tonight, with a low around 42F. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 70F. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday Night brings a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2amCT. Increasing clouds, with a low around 55F. South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

2019-03-12 05:48:39 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Tue 12 Mar 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 137 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Casey County: 5 events Circuit Court. 16 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 41 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 5 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 22 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 114 events Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-03-12 05:45:22 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Flute Festival coming to CU March 15-16, 2019

The schedule is: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6pmCT/7pmET, opening concert; Saturday, March 16 at 11amET, Guest Artist recital (Alice Dade, soloist); 1pmET, competition winners recital; 3:30pmET, Chamber Music concert and 5:30pmET, closing concert with a reception to follow.

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University's School of Music will host the 2019 Kentucky Flute Festival in the Gosser Fine Arts Center, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, on March 15-16.

Flutists from all around Kentucky and the United States will be present to participate in five different competitions and a masterclass, as well as attend several educational clinics, a variety of concerts and make connections for future musical collaborations.

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2019-03-12 01:09:52 | Comments | Printable version

Chamber meeting to start a bit early, Richard Phelps performing

By ellen Zornes, Executive Director

The Chamber meeting will go on today as planned. We are very fortunate to have Richard Phelps portraying Daniel Trabue. We will start the actual meeting a few minutes early at 11:55amCT, so please make plans accordingly.

We realize that some in attendance may leave early to attend the Governorís Town Hall. That is not a problem. We will have an exit door ready but many plan to stay for the portrayal. Either way, Richard is prepared and will deliver a most memorable performance. Thanks!

2019-03-12 00:51:59 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 12
Happy Anniversary, Lester and Peggy Tallon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Steve and Sarah Meredith (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Keen Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allison Roy, (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amos Gaskins (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brayden Dallas Paige Benham (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chester Newport (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Destiny Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edward Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Garnett Dean Luttrell, Jr (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grant Wilson (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Aaron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Grant McLean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katherine Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kennedy Bryant Neat (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitzi Rodgers Cundiff (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Neva Richards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rev. Joseph B. Payne (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Lewis "Lew" Edwards, Greensburg, KY (1944-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lana Carol Brown, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Huff, Russell Springs, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Perry Allen Ferguson, Cumberland Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Furkin, Adair County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George L. Grider, Casey County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Owens, Russell County, KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren O'Neal Hayes, West, KY, (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommie Burton, Adair County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Ford, Adair County, KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Franklin Ellis, 82, Russell Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Burton, Adair County, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Rozier Burke, 87, Casey Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bob) Marion Froedge, Metcalfe Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pastor Joseph B. Payne, 64, Adair Co., KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell W. Smith, Russell Co., KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Eva Gilbert, 67, Metcalfe County, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlie Roy, 79, Ono, Russell Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bob) Bryant, 86, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vick Wells Rogers, Russell Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Agnes Davis Judd, Green County, KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Cochran, 71, Casey Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph D. Roy, 75, Russell County, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Sue Hudgins, 66, Taylor County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Tom Booher, 87, Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk (1943-1945) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry Open each Tuesday, 08am-1pmCT, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 310 Jamestown St, Columbia, KY. --Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:57044, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library Gradyville Bookmobile Run | (ID:57091, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 S. Monroe St, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:57049, Comment)
Metcalfe County Fiscal Court - second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 9amCT, Government Center, 201 N. Main Street, Edmonton, KY | (ID:57162, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Sharon Sue Clark, 62, Campbellsville, KY (1956-2019) | (ID:57148, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Anna Doris Abrell, 74, Adair Co. native (1945-2019) | (ID:57153, Comment)
11:45amCTThe Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting at Cranmer Dining Center, LWC, each second Tuesday of the month | (ID:57159, Comment)
12:30pmCTGovernor to hold town hall at Lindsey Wilson College | (ID:57164, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Merribeth L. Cahoe, 68, Columbia, KY (1951-2019) | (ID:57151, Comment)
4:00pmCTTaylor County Fiscal Court - second Tuesday of each month, 4pmCT/5pmET, 203 N Court Street, Campbellsville. KYTC officials to be at this meeting | (ID:57160, Comment)
Cumberland County Fiscal Court - second Tuesday each month, 4pmCT, Upstairs in the old courthouse, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville | (ID:57161, 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:57054, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co Fiscal Court meeting (Click for Agenda) | (ID:56920, Comment)
Personality types: Which Type are You? at the Adair Co. Extension Office | (ID:57129, Comment)


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