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Robert Delmont 'Buddy' Matney, 66, Green County, KY (1952-2019)

Robert Delmont "Buddy" Matney of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home in Green County. He was 66 years, 8 months, and 27 days of age.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10amCT Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Bro. Bill White officiating. Visitation is from 4-8pmCT Tuesday and after 7am Wednesday until time of the funeral service. Pallbearers are: Brandon Ivie, Terry Rayburn, Nicholas Kelding, Ronald Matney, Matthew Hatfield, Ryan Hatfield, Devin Hatfield, Cameron Hatfield, Collin Hatfield, Caleb Ivie, and Andrew Kelding.

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2019-04-08 19:12:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Buddy Matney, 66, Green County, KY (1952-2019)

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Robert Delmont 'Buddy' Matney, 66, Green County, KY (1952-2019)

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The Higginbotham Quartet at Harrods Fork Baptist Church

The Higginbotham Quartet will sing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 10:30amCT. Sunday School begins at 9:30amCT.

A potluck meal will follow the worship service at NoonCT. The pastor, Bro. Michael Lee, and the congregation invite everyone to attend. --Linda Walker

2019-04-08 19:12:53 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Routine traffic stop leads to arrest

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Edmonton, KY - On April 7th, 2019 at approximately 4:41pmCT, Trooper Ricky Cross was on routine patrol 12 miles southwest of Edmonton when he attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima for a traffic violation.

The driver of the Altima began to flee on KY 163, turning on and off several back roads before exiting the vehicle and running on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Trooper Cross was able to locate and arrest 38 year old Nathan Pruitt of Edmonton.

Pruitt was charged with DUI 2nd degree aggravating circumstance, fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle) 1st degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree (police officer), fleeing or evading police (on foot) 2nd degree, operating on suspended or revoked license, and resisting arrest.

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2019-04-08 19:10:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Bearwallow Cemetery Committee annual meeting Tue 23 Apr

The Bearwallow Cemetery Committee will hold its annual meeting at 6pmCT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the basement of Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.

Anyone interested in the upkeep of the cemetery should attend. For more information contact Danny Goodin 270-384-4335 --Danny

2019-04-08 18:58:00 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Faye Turner, 77, Adair County, KY (1942-2019)

She was a member of the Emory Chapel United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, singing and playing the guitar.

Joyce Faye Turner, 77, of Columbia died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be 2pmCT Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the A. B. Turner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8pmCT at the funeral home and continue Wednesday morning until time or the service.

Bro. Jimmy Bunch and Bro. Brian Fudge will be officiating and pallbearers will be P. J. Turner, Skylar Turner, Logan Turner, Chris Grant, Lucas Turner and Ron Wooley.

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2019-04-08 18:51:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

David Yeagley, 52, Taylor County, KY (1966-2019)

David Yeagley of Campbellsville, KY, son of John David and the late Jane Williams Yeagley, was born October 7, 1966 in Elwood, IN and died April 6, 2019 in Campbellsville at age 52.

Funeral services will be 10amCT/11amET Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. David Hicks. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

Pallbearers will be Jacob Brown, Shane Galley, Adam Hicks, Ron Humes, Zach Humes, Austin McCreery, Eric Pederson and Geoff Underwood.

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2019-04-08 18:34:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KEA elects Knox County teacher as new president

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader

The Kentucky Education Association, a teacher's group whose profile has risen during the last two legislative sessions, has elected a new president. Lee Edward "Eddie" Campbell, a Knox County schools choir director, will replace Madison County teacher Stephanie Winkler as the organization's president.

Read the full story at

2019-04-08 14:46:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Business upper floor is home for Mike and Laura Harris

Laura's calling, "Get rid of all but what you can use - right now." At a time when the city of Columbia is searching for grants and any possible funding to help owners upgrade historic properties, one answer may be living quarters on the upper floors above businesses around the square.

By Linda Waggener

Dr. Laura Henry Harris and her husband, attorney Mike Harris, shared what it's like to live above their business on the Public Square in Columbia, KY.

The question asked them recently was, "what's it like to live full-time above the busy Public Square?"

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2019-04-08 14:45:32 | Comments | Printable version

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak in Kentucky, 4 other states

By Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal

The federal government has launched an investigation into an E. coli outbreak that has infected more than 70 people across five states in recent weeks -- including 46 reported cases in Kentucky.

Though no deaths have been reported, the outbreak has hospitalized eight people since early March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Besides Kentucky, the affected states include Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. The eight hospitalizations include six reported in Kentucky.


Previously on CM: Twenty E. coli cases linked to illness outbreak in KY

2019-04-08 14:44:23 | Comments | Printable version

Copycat bills from outside interests are common in KY legislature

By Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal

Like many of their counterparts across the nation, Kentucky lawmakers have sponsored legislation in recent years that mirrors "model" bills drafted by outside organizations.

The same bills were introduced in or adopted by many other states -- an approach to writing laws that has become widespread in the U.S. A two-year investigation by USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic\0x202Fand the Center for Public Integrity, unveiled this week, shows the extent that model legislation has been used in state legislatures.

Read more about this practice in KY at

Full Public Integrity Article: Copy, Paste, Legislate.

2019-04-08 14:41:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Lake Cumberland Area Development District celebrates 50 years

Public Invited to Open House on April 23

By Chari Bennett

On April 23, 2019, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, Inc. (LCADD) will celebrate 50 years of service to Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne Counties. The public is invited to celebrate this milestone anniversary during an open house to be held at the Lake Cumberland ADD's office located at 2384 Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs on Tuesday, April 23 from 10amCT until 2pmCT.

Despite its long history, many are unfamiliar with the purpose and services provided by the Lake Cumberland Area Development District. LCADD is one of Kentucky's 15 area development districts which provide coverage to all 120 counties. Area development districts are non-partisan regional planning agencies and function as extended staff for local government officials.

As LCADD Executive Director Darryl McGaha explains, "Area development districts offer local governments access to a professional staff with various fields of expertise, which many cities and counties could not afford individually."

LCADD is governed by a Board of Directors which is comprised of the County Judge-Executives, Mayors and non-elected citizen members from the 10-county area. Board members representing Adair County are Judge-Executive Gale Cowan, Mayor Pamela Hoots, Sharon Payne and Curtis Hardwick.

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2019-04-08 14:17:09 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Missing Edmonton teen located

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Edmonton, KY - Amber Shirley was located last night, and is now home with her family.

Previously on CM: Alert: Help KSP locate Edmonton 15-year-old Amber Shirley

2019-04-08 14:14:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Anna Jean Rattliff Rhinehart, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019)

She was all about her church and family and friends of whom she had many.

Anna Jean Rattliff Rhinehart of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30amET on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, with Rev. John Loper and Rev. Earl West officiating. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Sunday.

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2019-04-08 14:10:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Journey to Recovery weekly meeting Thu 11 Apr 2019

By Kathy Shelton

The guest speaker for April 11, 2019 will be from Anchored Christian Ministries, a residential addiction treatment program for women.

Journey to Recovery is a non-profit, faith based support group for anyone with a drug, alcohol or other addiction. Meetings are weekly on Thursday nights at 6pmCT, at Victory Community Church, 1165 Russell Road/KY 80, Columbia KY. Everyone is invited to attend.

2019-04-08 11:13:17 | Comments | Printable version

McQuaide named ACEA Educator of the Month

By Deb Waddell

Congratulations to Mary Ann McQuaide on being named ACEA Educator of the Month. She deserves it!

Mary Ann has been the School Psychologist for the Adair School District for 27 years. In addition, she has been the 6th grade and/or Elementary Academic Team Coach for the last 13 years. She is also the district 504 Coordinator.

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2019-04-08 09:16:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CJE: Thanks for a successful PRIDE Day

By Gale B. Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup. We had a beautiful day to clean up Adair County. We had 22 volunteers clean up portions of 15 roads, with 54 bags of garbage picked up.

If someone wasn't able to come help us on Saturday, they can still pickup. Just come by the Judge's Office and get bags/vest/gloves.

2019-04-08 09:12:11 | Comments | Printable version

CU to hold final noon organ series concert, Tue 9 Apr 2019

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville, KY -. - Campbellsville University's final Noon Organ Recital will be on Tuesday, April 9 from 12:20pmET until 12:50pmET in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, KY. Everyone is invited to attend the free event.

The program will be the annual organ and instruments concert with faculty from the School of Music and Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, as organist.

Dr. Lisa McArthur, professor of music, on flute; Juliana Moura, assistant professor of music, soprano; and Dr. David Junker, a visiting scholar in the School of Music, baritone, will be in performance with Roberts.

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2019-04-08 07:02:21 | Comments | Printable version

Lagermanns named Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association held its 54th annual meeting with the theme "Weathering the Storms" at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 2-4, 2019.

Bill and Chris Lagermann, owners of Red Lick Ranch Certified Tree Farm, were awarded the 2018 Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year by the association.

Doug McLaren, Kentucky Tree Farm Chairman, presented the award, along with a Stihl Chainsaw donated by Lyons Outdoor Equipment of Frankfort.

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2019-04-08 06:58:09 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Drive through advice

Mary Ann Brown writes:
JUST once if you would stay at the window and check your order before you drive off, THEN, I promise you, you will get the correct food, but now with some people, one might have to do this three/four times right at the window and always ask for your receipt, that throws them into a tizzy, hey this person might write in a review and guess what I have a couple of times and it has helped. TRY this solution it will work, drives my husband under the truck seat sometimes, but when I pay for something, I want it like I want it.... NOW if you give me food, then I take it and eat it and not say a word but if I pay...then! --Mary Ann
Comments re article 103285 Carol Perkins Drivethru pitfalls

2019-04-08 06:09:05 | Comments | Printable version

Southern Heirs singing on Sun 14 Apr 2019

The Southern Heirs have a busy weekend on April 14, 2019, singing at two different churches in Russell Springs.
  • Sunday Morning at 10amCT, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 4173 N. Hwy 127 Russell Springs, KY
  • Sunday Evening at 6pmCT, at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church, 3979 Hwy 1611 Russell Springs KY
Everyone welcome. --Charles Shepherd

2019-04-08 05:18:22 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Gorgeous Sunset

Anna Huff writes:
Comments re photo 83265 Sunset on Birch Road

2019-04-08 05:14:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Showers, chance of thunderstorms, high 67F

It's currently 58F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Expect showers today, with a chance of thunderstorms, and a high near 67F. South wind 3 to 6 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%, with new rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

It will remain cloudy tonight, with an overnight low around 54F and light and variable wind.

Tuesday will start out mostly cloudy, then gradually become sunny, with a high near 73F. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night should be mostly clear, with a low around 44F and northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

2019-04-08 05:13:45 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 8 Apr 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, April 8, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 73 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 94 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 44 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 134 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 94 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-04-08 05:08:13 | Comments | Printable version

Today - MONDAY with CM - 8 Apr 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 8, 2019:
When struggling alone,
too proud to confess weakness,
failures continue.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 8 April 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2764

2019-04-08 05:05:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Letter: Death caused by grass clippings on highway

I just read where a motorcycle rider in western Ky was killed yesterday when he hit grass clippings blown on the highway. Please, everyone be aware of where you are blowing your grass, it is very dangerous to all motorcycle riders.

Also should someone get hurt where you have blown grass on the highway you can be held responsible for the injury or death of a rider.

Again, please help to keep all riders a little safer, without them having to worry about grass on the road.

Joe Hare
Patriot Guard Rider, Post Commander
VFW Post 6097, Columbia, Ky

2019-04-08 04:05:57 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 8
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Charlotte Ollestad | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, William and Jamie Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Darrell Overstreet | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Virginia Ponser "Ginny" Flanagan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Azlynn Moore (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Kennedy Aaron (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Pamela Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Reeder | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristin Goodin Hildabrand | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Parnell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Jackson (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trey Garmon (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Edwin (Tootie) Tarter, Adair Co., KY (1929-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Hughes, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert B. Johnson, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ceoda (Jack) Keltner, Adair Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Marie Turner, Adair Co., KY (1946-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Richardson, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ovaline HadleyThornsberry, Adair Co., KY native (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Wilson, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Hayes, Taylor County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ermel Wilson, Russell County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Faye Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella Mae Mann, 89, Adair County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred (Millie) Mae Wilson Cravens, 73, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Margaret (Harrison) Perkins, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Ray Rucker, Jr, Casey Co., KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Kimbler, 60, Russell Springs, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Reginald (Johnny) Miller, 55, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie O. Hadley Brown, 85, Dubre, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Frances O'Malley Dillon, Casey Co., KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joel (Buddy) Holt, 77, Adair Co., KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy D. Loy, 69, Russell County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vena Wethington, 75, Liberty, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Clay Sidebottom, 79, Green County, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Morgan, 82, formerly of Russell County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Rigney (1905-1976) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, April 8, 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:57338, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair County Public Library Lap Sit, birth to 3 years | (ID:57339, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Doris Jean Hadley, 83, Taylor County, KY (1935-2019) | (ID:57329, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Louise Andrew, 85, Russell County, KY (1933-2019) | (ID:57328, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Bro. Alfred Landon Hadley, 81, Taylor/Cumberland Counties, KY | (ID:57327, Comment)
Services for Vernon C. Curry, 92, Adair County, KY (1926-2019) | (ID:57334, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair County Public Library Board Meeting, downstairs at the Library | (ID:57340, Comment)
4:30pmCTAdair County High School SBDM meeting, ACHS Library, Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:57368, Comment)
5:00pmCTWriters invited to monthly meeting in Columbia | (ID:56543, Comment)
ACPC monthly SBDM meeting | (ID:57300, Comment)
Boys Varsity/JV ACHS Baseball vs Taylor County | (ID:57369, Comment)
Girls Varsity/JV ACHS Softball at Marion County | (ID:57371, Comment)
6:00pmCTJoe Johnson Little League Park opening day and first pitch | (ID:57326, Comment)


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