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Imogene Spurling, 86, Mannsville, KY (1935-2019)

She professed faith in Christ and was an faithful member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. She served in many capacities at the church, such as Sunday School teacher, church treasurer for forty years and youth counselor.

Imogene Spurling of Mannsville, KY died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Campbellsville at age 86.

Funeral service 2pmCT/3pmET Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Elk Horn by Bro. Raymond Atwood and Rev. Roger Wolfe. Burial will be in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation 10-2 Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2019-03-14 21:07:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Imogene Spurling, 86, Mannsville, KY (1935-2019)

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Imogene Spurling, 86, Mannsville, KY (1935-2019)

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Joyce Burress, 73, Taylor County, KY (1945-2019)

She was a retired nursing assistant with Taylor Regional Hospital, having served many years in the healthcare profession. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She definitely had a green thumb when it came to her love for flowers.

Joyce Burress of Campbellsville, died at 12:59 A.M., Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Campbellsville at age 73.

Funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Tommy Evans. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Brewer, Aaron Caldwell, Joshua Caldwell, Nicholas Knifley, Cameron Martin and Timothy Williams.

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2019-03-14 17:13:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Major damage from Western Kentucky tornado

By Mike Stunson, Lexington Herald-Leader

A tornado touched down in West Paducah Thursday morning and has caused major damage, according to media reports. A tornado warning was issued for McCracken County at 9:27 a.m. CDT by the weather service. They reported a tornado was spotted in the area moving northeast at 55 miles per hour.

WAVE 3 meteorologist Brian Goode said major damage was reported near Paducah due to the tornado. WLKY's John Belski said at least one building was destroyed and others damaged.

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2019-03-14 17:04:54 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Any other roads underwater?

Wayne Baxter writes:
I thought the Government acquired all land that would be covered by Green River Lake at high water. Is Snake Creek road the only that is under water at this time? --Wayne
Comments re photo 82984 Snake Creek Road remains closed to through traffic

2019-03-14 17:02:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: owner of keys has them back and says thanks

The keys found and left with Patty Edwards at her Liberty Road General Store and Diner have been claimed today, and John Foster says "Thank You" to the gentleman that found and left them here. - Patty

2019-03-14 17:00:53 | Comments | Printable version

Afternoon activities cancelled at ACES

From Steve Burton, ACES Principal

All after school activities at ACES are cancelled for this afternoon due to the possibility and timing of severe weather.

2019-03-14 16:55:32 | Comments | Printable version

Quarles hails Kentucky Farmers during National Ag Week

Ag Chief points out that Kentucky is a national leader in many ag sectors.

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles encouraged all Kentuckians to join him in saluting Kentucky's agriculture industry during National Ag Week this week and National Ag Day on Thursday.

"Agriculture provides the food and fiber we all depend on," Commissioner Quarles said. "Agriculture also generates billions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs. I am proud and humbled to play a small part in this essential industry."

Here are just a few ways in which Kentucky agriculture excels:

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2019-03-14 14:33:26 | Comments | Printable version

Annual Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt will be Sat 13 Apr 2019

The Adair Jaycees 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 11amCT at the City Park, 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance, Free Cotton Candy and Hotdogs as well. Age divions are 1-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-11 years. Small prizes for every child that hunts, and Grand Prizes will be drawn for at the end.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Brandy Held at (270) 459-1384.

2019-03-14 14:28:12 | Comments | Printable version

State breaks export record in 2018

Kentucky sees fourth consecutive year of banner growth

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that Kentucky exports reached an all-time high for a fourth consecutive year with $31.76 billion in goods and services shipped abroad from the commonwealth in 2018, a 2.9-percent increase from the previous year.

"Once again, Kentucky's record-setting exports highlight the momentous economic progress we have achieved in recent years," Gov. Bevin said. "Our rapidly expanding trade is the result of steps we have taken to create a robust business climate and to market Kentucky excellence to a global audience. The quality of Kentucky-made products is unmatched, and more and more people around the world discover this fact every year. We have cultivated some outstanding international relationships over the past three years, and we will continue these efforts as we build upon our commonwealth's strong and dynamic reputation."

Consistent with the past several years, aerospace products and parts took top-category honors in 2018, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Foreign Trade Bureau and WISERTrade.

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2019-03-14 14:21:19 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Thank you to the men picked up trash along Hwy55

Maury E Lewis writes:
I want to say "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" to the men that cleaned the trash that was on the sides of Hwy. 55 South. GOOD JOB!

I also want to mention the light that is at Burkesville road and the bypass.

You can barely tell if the green light is on till you get on top of it coming from 55 south. I don't know if the bulbs need changing or if they have put something over the light to block sun glare. I have been through it several different times of the day the past two weeks and it is hard to see every time. You can see the yellow arrow easily in the turn lane. --melewi

2019-03-14 14:19:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Toyota expanding in Georgetown

Automaker plans to add hybrid version production of RAV4 and Lexus ES in Georgetown. $238 million investment at TMMK will expand manufacturing capabilities.

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. executives and local officials to announce a $238 million investment to add production of two models at the Georgetown plant; the Lexus ES Hybrid and RAV4 Hybrid.

TMMK leaders plan to begin Lexus ES Hybrid production in May with capacity of 12,000 units. In fall 2015 the plant became the first US facility to produce a Lexus vehicle when TMMK assembled its initial ES 350. The Hybrid version is currently made in Japan. RAV4 Hybrid assembly is expected to ramp up in January 2020 with a capacity of approximately 100,000 units per year.

The investment is part of Toyota's effort to boost production at its facilities throughout the US. Including the new production lines at TMMK, Toyota plans to invest nearly $750 million across five production facilities. Those include Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia and Bodine Aluminum operations in Tennessee and Missouri.

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2019-03-14 14:17:06 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Must be nice

Ann Pearson writes:
So as they give these huge tax breaks to banks and others the tax payers get to fund government pensions? I don't remember any of these politicians telling us before elections that they would give big breaks to businesses who already make millions while taxing the citizens to death to pay for it.

If I don't invest my retirement wisely and it's lost due to bad investments then I just have to do without but if the government makes poor choices I get to spend what I was planning to save for my retirement on their pension. Must be nice. --Ann
Comments re article 102862 Lawmakers proposing 105M tax break to banks and others

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

Tonight's Journey to Recovery meeting cancelled

Kathy Shelton writes:
Journey to Recovery will be cancelling tonight's meeting due to the weather. We will be rescheduling Aimee Weddle to speak at another date. --Kathy

2019-03-14 14:08:06 | Comments | Printable version

Early dismissal today for Adair County Schools, ACPC Conferences postponed

Dr. Pam Stephens called to let us know that Adair County Schools will dismiss today at 1:30pmCT due to expected inclement weather.

In addition, Debbie Bradshaw sends word that Parent Teacher Conferences at Adair County Primary Center have been rescheduled to March 21, 2019 from 3pmCT until 6pmCT.

In addition, Camp Casey is cancelled for this afternoon

2019-03-14 11:48:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Cville Independent releasing students early due to weather

By Larry J. Smith, General Manager, The Big Dawg, FM 99.9 radio

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith has just announced that students will be dismissed early today, at 2pmET, due to the changing weather conditions.

All afternoon and evening activities planned for today are cancelled.

2019-03-14 11:04:50 | Comments | Printable version

TVA Fund usage and Constables blue lights requested

Use of TVA Funds for improvement in industrial park and Blue Lights for Constables personal vehicles both tabled for later decisions in March Fiscal Court meeting

By Tiffany Kessler

When all was said and done following the March meeting of the fiscal court, only two items were left tabled to a later date. With a full agenda and a packed house the court heard from individuals and groups concerning topics they felt were helpful to the community.

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2019-03-14 09:49:35 | Comments | Printable version

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Troy W. Young

Adair County High School will be holding its Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 3pmCT until 6pmCT. No appointment is necessary, and third nine-weeks report cards will be given out at this time. Report cards are distributed based on your child's first period teacher.

Everyone is welcome. Adair County High School is located at 526 Indian Dr., Columbia, KY.

CM Note: Parent-Teacher conferences, previously scheduled for this afternoon, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Adair County Primary Center, have been postponed until March 31, 2019. For the complete schedule, see: Parent/Teacher Conference Dates Set.

2019-03-14 08:53:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Three from Somerset appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Betty Barnes Cook, Christopher K. Short, and Robin Page Citak, all of Somerset, and Paul David Playforth of Standford, have been appointed as members of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 28th Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky.

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2019-03-14 08:50:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Aimee Weddle guest speaker at Journey to Recovery, Thu 14 Mar

Aimee Weddle, Prevention Specialist, Regional Prevention Center, a part of Adanta Behavioral Health Services, will be the guest speaker at Journey to Recovery at 6pmCT on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Victory Community Church, 1165 Russell Rd., Columbia, KY.

Her mission is to help bring the community's focus to the growing opioid epidemic and share resources in the battle against opioids. Everyone is invited to attend this community educational meeting. --Kathy Shelton

2019-03-14 07:53:39 | Comments | Printable version

Jessica Dial guest speaking at Gradyville Baptist, Sat 23 Mar

The Ladies For Christ Women's Group of Gradyville Baptist Church presents FROG (Fully Rely On God), with guest speaker Jessica Dial, from 10amCT to 2pmCT on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Rd, Columbia, KY.

Women of all ages are invited. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to 270-805-8750 or 270-250-2199.

Jessica is a young lady who has experience many tragedies in her life. She will be sharing how God helped her through. You don't want to miss such a powerful testimony. --Debbie Bennett

2019-03-14 07:49:45 | Comments | Printable version

Wind advisory, chance of thunderstorms, high 74F

It's currently 64F at the Adair County Mesonet station. There is a wind advisory in effect through 7pmCT, with sustained winds 15 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 40 to 50 mph. Winds of this magnitude can blow around small items, topple weakly rooted trees, and make travel difficult on east-west oriented roads.

There's also a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could be severe, and tornadoes and hail are also possible. Otherwise mostly cloudy, with a high near 74F. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tonight will bring a continued chance showers and thunderstorms before 10pmCT, then a chance of showers between 10pm and midnight. Some of the storms could be severe. Tonight's low is expected to be around 43F. Southwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. The chance of precipitation tonight is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible.

Friday will bring a chance of sprinkles after 1pmCT. Increasing clouds, with a high near 50F. West wind 9 to 15 mph.

Friday night should be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 29F. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

2019-03-14 06:25:43 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 14 Mar 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, March 14, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 12 events Circuit Court. 77 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 3 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: 7 events Circuit Court. 14 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-03-14 06:16:11 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 14 Mar 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 14, 2019:
Kindnesses exchanged
without regard to status
boost relationships.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 14 March 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2739

2019-03-14 06:12:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair Retired Teachers to meet Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

By Ellen Zornes

The Retired Teachers quarterly meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11amCT at Anderson's Pizzeria, 1411 Campbellsville Road.

Hosparus of Green River will be our guest speaker. Please remember to bring canned goods for the Food Pantry.

Any retired teacher living in Adair County is encouraged to attend regardless of where you taught. Hope to see you there!

2019-03-14 02:57:20 | Comments | Printable version

William Taylor Thistlewaite, MD, Metcalfe County, KY

He is survived locally by his wife of 36 years, Mary Jane, and brothers-in-law, Kentucky Headhunters Richard Young (Cindy) of Edmonton, KY and Fred Young (Marla) of Edmonton, KY.

It is with great sadness that the family of William Taylor Thistlethwaite, M.D. announces his passing on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, KY. There is a viewing on Saturday, March 16th from 3-8pmCT and Sunday, March 17th at 9am. The funeral service will begin at 1pm on the 17th with a private family burial to follow at the Young Family estate.

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2019-03-14 02:46:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County Fiscal Court March meeting report

By Tiffany Kessler

Besides a few issues which took longer for Adair Fiscal Court members to decipher through, the full March meeting went smoothly.

Sheriff's Report

Adair Sheriff Josh Brockman was first to give his department's report. During February, his office collected $420,009 in tax revenue. According to Brockman, the standard tax bills are 97% collected.

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2019-03-14 02:13:29 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 14
Happy Birthday, Brinlee Lane Harvey (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Imogene Coffey Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Bryant Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Franklin, (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelli Smith Shepherd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Makayla Ann Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Hughes (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mildred Matney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rockie Tucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samuel Lee Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vincent Palumbo (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florine Moss Bagby, Greensburg, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence Edwin 'Frog' Wilson, 76, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Catherine Beard, Green Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corinne Kemp, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sybil Hodges Milby Russell (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn June Stevens, 71, Adair Co., KY native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Hubbard Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer F. Hendricks, Jr., Russell Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Janice Fay Williams Melton, Cumberland Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corrine Sparks Harvey, formerly of Breeding, KY, (1920 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby E. Wilson (March 14 1925-October 20,1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.T. (Pops) Janes, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Helen Henson, Casey Co., KY, native (1921-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Juanita Nelson, Taylor County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Ray (Rusty) McAllister, Campbellsville, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Izene Roy Foley, Russell Co. KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Todd Hardin, 39, Campbellsville, KY (1974-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ronald Reed Neagle, Taylor Co., KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Daniel Joseph (Dan) Broessel, Taylor Co., KY (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rockie Dean Tucker, 55, Adair County, KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allyson Jade Cross and Aubrie Faith Cross, twin girls (2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Demon Roach, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stewart Lee Edwards, 61 Casey Co., KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, E. Dan Clausen, 50, Hart Co., KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Pickett O'Banion, 98, Green Co., KY (1920-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edwin Grant, 84, Adair County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday. Kelly Gene Smiley, 32, Columbia, KY(March 14, 1977 - September 21, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library Sparksville/Glens Fork Bookmobile Run | (ID:57095, Comment)
10:00amCTADAIR COUNTY INTERAGENCY COUNCIL regular monthly meeting, in the basement meeting room, Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:57063, Comment)
11:00amCTCampbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce - second Thursday of each month, 12noonET, location varies, phone 270-465-8601 | (ID:57188, Comment)
3:00pmCTPence-Chowning Art Gallery shows Ferguson art | (ID:56982, Comment)
Postponed: Parent/Teacher Conferences at Adair County Primary Center | (ID:57116, Comment)
6:00pmCTRussell Springs City Council - second Thursday of each month, 6pmCT, 487 Main Street, Russell Springs | (ID:57190, Comment)
POSTPONED: Aimee Weddle guest speaker at Journey to Recovery | (ID:57194, Comment)


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