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Letter: Walking tour not scheduled with Open House

Vonnie Kolbenschlag writes:
Thanks to you and Tiffany for publicity about the Trabue Open House. The self guided walking tour booklet will be available, but a walk is not scheduled on the days of the open house. People may do the walk whenever or just read the booklet. --Vonnie
Comments re article 103872 City Walking Tour and Open House to be held 1819 May 2019


2019-05-08 20:02:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Birds of Kentucky: Robin taking a walk in Columbia



2019-05-08 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The Robin was spotted taking a walk along the edge of the driveway, keeping an eye out for food along the way.

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Time change for May Fiscal Court Meeting

By Gale B. Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

The May 14, 2019 Adair County Fiscal Court meeting will be considered a Special-Regular meeting due to the change in time. The Fiscal Court meeting will be held at 4pmCT instead of 6pmCT, due to the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet being held the same night. We have several county employees and elected officials that have been nominated for awards and we felt we should support our employees.

An agenda for the meeting will be set on Friday of this week.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Judge's Office at 270-384-4703.


2019-05-08 19:59:58 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: 911 Center has address markers, too

By Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

The Adair County 911 Center has blue address markers for $15. They can contact the 911 Center at 270-384-4760.

I think the Adair County FFA or the Adair County 911 Center would both be glad to help.

Comments re article 103887 Letter Are address signs still available from Ag Dept


2019-05-08 16:15:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Jeopardy Teacher's Tournament features ACHS teacher

Several "watch parties" took place in Adair and Barren Counties last night, May 8, 2019, as ACHS English teacher and Academic Team Coach Vicki Leibeck-Owsley represented Adair County High School on Jeopardy Teacher's Tournament.

She succeeded in getting to the top three, appearing on the popular American TV game show featuring host Alex Trebek where contestants are given clues as answers, and must give responses in the form of questions.


2019-05-08 14:38:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KSP: Taylor man charged with Child Sexual Exploitation offenses

By Cpt. Jeremy Murrell

Campbellsville, KY - On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Reed E. Benningfield, 34, on charges related to promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.

Benningfield was arrested as the result of an anonymous tip to the KSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.


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2019-05-08 14:02:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Recognizing merchants who offer Military Discount

Gena Grider writes:
Hi I would just like to recognize the Dollar General Store for supporting military and veterans. They frequently offer an 11% discount. And have it again today. You can't hardly find anyone that does that anymore. So it's very nice when it is available!! Thank you Dollar General!!! Thank you --Gena


2019-05-08 13:59:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Good Samaritan needed

We've received the following request and hope a CM reader can help out:
Is there someone who could come put my heavy-duty hitch on my van for me? I am not strong enough and my husband is bed-ridden. Please call me at 270-205-8131 if you can spare a few minutes. Thank you! --Amelia McGough


2019-05-08 13:52:48 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council takes no action in executive session

KU Franchise agreement renewed, possible rate increase in future

By Tiffany Kessler

The agenda for this week's City Council meeting included a motion to enter into executive session, leaving the mayor, county attorney, and council members to privately discuss what was vaguely listed as "deliberations on the future acquisition or sale of real property owned by the City of Columbia".

Not uncommon, however, it does tend to leave many speculating on what the talks are about. Though no action was taken, none could give information pertaining to that portion of the meeting. Mayor Pam Hoots did provide a time frame.


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2019-05-08 13:50:46 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Vonnie deserves a huge thank you

Ann Curtis writes
Here’s a link to the Preservation Kentucky 120 tour. Vonnie deserves a huge thank you for her work in getting Adair County and Columbia recognized! - Ann

preservationkentucky.org/tour-120


2019-05-08 13:38:05 | Comments | Printable version

Manchester Tank & Equipment to locate in Campbellsville

Propane tank producer plans first Kentucky location in Taylor County, will bring 175 full time jobs.

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY -. - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., a division of McWane Inc., plans to locate a $10-million-plus propane tank manufacturing facility in Campbellsville, a project expected to create 175 full-time jobs in the coming years.

"Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. will be a significant addition to the Taylor County community, and we welcome them to the commonwealth," Gov. Bevin said. "The 175 jobs associated with this project will provide exciting opportunities for central Kentucky's workforce and overall economy. Manchester's steady growth from a small operation to an industry leader has been remarkable, and we look forward to seeing them reach even greater heights here in Kentucky, America's hub for engineering and manufacturing excellence."

Manchester Tank will acquire and retrofit an existing 238,000-square-foot building on 120 acres in Campbellsville to expand operations and for production and supply of components to the company's existing facilities. The company's components division includes steel coil processing, steel blanking, deep drawing presses, plasma cutting and bar-feeding machining centers.


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2019-05-08 12:07:49 | Comments | Printable version

Letter carriers' 27th annual food drive, Sat 11 May

By Randal Murrell, Postmaster

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Stamp Out Hunger(R) Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.

On this day, Mail carriers in Columbia and Adair County will be collecting non-perishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice to help families in need.

You can help by placing your food donation at your mailbox on May 11th before your mail carrier arrives. It will be collected by your mail carrier and then delivered to the local food bank.


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2019-05-08 11:54:31 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Are address signs still available from Ag Dept?

Jason W writes:
I was wanting to know if the Ag Department at the High School still makes the address signs? --Jason
Jason, thanks for writing. We reached out to Kirby Hancock at the High School and he sends this response:

Yes...we can still make them. They can contact me directly at 270-250-4162, or they can stop by Day and Day Feed Mill, 1011 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, and fill out an order form. --Kirby Hancock


2019-05-08 11:50:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC captures 8th-straight MSC President's Cup

By Christopher Coombs

For the eighth year in a row, Lindsey Wilson has captured the Mid-South Conference President's Cup, conference officials announced on Wednesday.

The Blue Raiders also won the women's all-sports trophy as the men finished in second behind Cumberlands (KY) who tallied 68 total points.

Lindsey Wilson is now the conferences all-time leader in Presidents Cup Trophies with nine in their history. Cumberlands has won eight cups for the second most in the MSC as Georgetown has four with two outright cups and a shared title for their third and a fourth cup. Campbellsville won the President's Cup twice and Cumberland owns one.


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2019-05-08 11:45:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

ACHS Meet and Greet for New Coaches, Thu 9 May

By Troy Young

Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY, will be hosting a Meet-and-Greet with some new coach hires tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the library starting at 4:30pmCT.
  • 4:30 Harlee Smock, Head Swim Coach
  • 4:45 Andrew Reliford, Head Girls Basketball Coach
  • 5:00 Van Isaac Head Football Coach


2019-05-08 11:40:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACSO: Drug charges, outstanding warrants lead to arrest

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office


The Adair County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 800 block of Royal Oaks on a suspicious person complaint on Monday, May 6, 2019, around 2:30pmCT.

When Deputy Derek Padgett arrived in the area, he located 39 year old Lonnie Taylor, who matched the description on the complaint. Upon interviewing the suspect, over 6 grams of methamphetamine was located. It was also found that Taylor had 7 outstanding warrants from Adair and Taylor counties for his arrest.

Taylor was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Sheriffs Deputy Derek Padgett on charges of:


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2019-05-08 08:05:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Sheriff's vehicles set in special called Fiscal Court meeting

By Tiffany Kessler

Minor Mix Up with Vehicle Specs Prompts Executive Session

With a department in desperate need of vehicles, Sheriff Josh Brockman is eager to see the first two purchases arrive and get on the road. However, a small snafu in the process created the need for County Judge Gale Cowan and magistrates to enter executive session during a special called meeting.


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2019-05-08 07:32:41 | Comments | Printable version

Color analysis offered at Extension Office today at 11amCT

Grand Group Grandparents Support Group will meet today, Wednesday, May 8th, 11amCT at the County Extension Office.

Darlene Campbell, ACPC Art Teacher, will be the guest speaker on Color Analysis. Come see what colors compliment you.


2019-05-08 07:27:25 | Comments | Printable version

LWC will award a total of 645 degrees with Saturday's event

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson College will award 234 degrees on Saturday at its 109th commencement ceremony. The liberal arts college's 2019 spring commencement ceremony will be at 10amCT Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, Ky.

Combined with the 411 degrees the college awarded last winter, Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 645 undergraduate and graduate degrees this school year.

Longtime LWC supporter and businesswoman Bunny Parnell from Louisville, Ky., will receive an honorary doctorate from the college.


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2019-05-08 06:55:23 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Mother's Day Flowers

Jamie Isabelle writes:
Aww, what cute little flowers. I am so glad you chose this flower. I never knew the name and wondered if it was just a pretty weed.

It didn't matter if it was a weed or not, when just the other day, my 7 year old came running in the house with two stems of them and said "Happy Mother's Day! They are just for you." So I grabbed a cup for water and they are still sitting on the counter.

Those meant more than any dozen of expensive roses ever will. Happy Mother's Day!! --Jamie
Comments re photo 83636 Wildflowers of Kentucky Fleabane by the sidewalk


2019-05-08 05:47:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Earlene Ingram Queen, 82, Russell Springs native (1937-2019)

Earlene Ingram Queen, 82 of Melbourne, FL died Monday, May 6, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May, 13, 2019 from 6pmET until 8pmET at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Drive, Rockledge, FL 32955.

No services are planned in Kentucky.


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2019-05-08 05:43:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

TCSO identifies deceased as Tom Curry

The following police report from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office comes via Larry Smith, general manager of the Big Dawg radio.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a call from a subject working on his fence on Smith Ridge Road. The subject stated thtat he had located a deceased person and believed it to be the missing person, Tom Curry.

Upon arrival, the Sheriff was lead down a fence row to the location of the deceased. Mr. Curry was approximately 400-500 yards from his home and approximately 100-150 yards from Smith Ridge Road. The deceased was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office by the Taylor County Coroner, Daniel Cook.

The Sheriff's Department will follow up the missing person case with a death investigation pending the findings of the State Medical Examiner's Office.


2019-05-08 05:34:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

UK, EKU, WKU, and Morehead to offer 4-year degrees at SCC

By Bill Estep and Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader

Four Kentucky universities have signed on to a plan to offer bachelor's degrees through Somerset Community College, which officials believe will increase the number of people in Southern Kentucky with bachelor's degrees and boost economic development.

The schools joining the program with Somerset Community College are the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University and Morehead State University.

Under the partnership, students will be able to finish a number of four-year degrees at the community college, without having to transfer to a school elsewhere.

Read more at kentucky.com


2019-05-08 05:27:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Sunny today, high 85F, chance of rain tomorrow

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 85F and light east wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Overnight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 68F. South wind 7 to 10 mph. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4amCT.

Thursday will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 78F. South wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Thursday's chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms will continue into Thursday night, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 62F. South wind 8 to 10 mph.


2019-05-08 05:20:23 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Wed 8 May 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 70 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 82 events District Court.
  • Green County: 99 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 47 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 150 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-05-08 05:14:47 | Comments | Printable version

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - 8 May 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 8, 2019:
Given what asked for
when not in best interest
may unsettle mind.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 8 May 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2794


2019-05-08 05:10:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mayor Pam Hoot's gives April Report to Council

By Tiffany Kessler

In what has quickly become a tradition during each monthly City Council meeting, Mayor Pam Hoots addresses the council and audience by giving her report for the preceding month. Her report for the month of April included highlights below:


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2019-05-08 02:01:15 | Comments | Printable version

City Walking Tour and Open House to be held 18-19 May 2019

Trabue-Russell House featured in Preservation Kentucky Tour 120. Columbia/Adair County is included among only 18 of the 120 counties in the state. An open house will be part of a City Walking Tour on May 18 and 19, 2019.

By Tiffany Kessler

Atop Jamestown Hill sits the historic Trabue Russell home, built in 1821 by Daniel Trabue, one of the original founders of Columbia.

Owned by the City of Columbia, recent improvements and clean-up projects have been completed thanks to dedicated volunteer Vonnie Kolbenschlag. For years, she has stressed the importance of the location and its heritage and has remained diligent in her efforts to upkeep the property.


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2019-05-08 01:52:52 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 8
Happy Anniversary, Jason & Melena Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Betty Burris (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Young (May 8, 1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryce Farris (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy BIrthday, Danny Hammond | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dello Jessee (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eula Goetz | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Begley (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristal Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda A. Grider (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcus Foster (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Retter Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Owens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Elizabeth Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Julia Francis (Judy) Franklin, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Joe Tilford Pettey, Russell County, KY (May 8, 1922 - September 30, 1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bettie Jean Chelf Benningfield, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Lee Byrd, Dunnville, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carrie Lewis Dobson, 92, Green Co. KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsha Lee Jackson, Crocus, KY, native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Blanche Grider, 88, Russell Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James T. Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank J. Rowe, Adair Co., KY native (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Alton Brewington, (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton Eugene Bradshaw, 54, Russell Springs, KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Edwards Stitzel, 93, Green County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin C. Brown, Adair County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Hatter Hines, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lana Bryant, Casey County, KY (1960-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linken Alexander Close, Taylor County, KY (May 8, 2014-May 8, 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Coffman, Casey County, KY, (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer Beaty, Casey County, KY, Adair native (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Eddie V Walker, Taylor County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Nina Mae Riddle Jarvis, 96, Burkesville, KY (1919-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Mitchell Reed Jeffries, Greensburg, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamella Ann Harrison Harper, Edmonton, KY (1967-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Michael Reynolds, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John R. Blankenship, 77, Russell County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Allen Coffman, 48, Hustonville, KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Young, 40, Green County, KY (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Boyd Meece, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deward Dean Davis, Casey County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fannie England Hall, 91, Taylor County, KY (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Gilpin, 85, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James D. Coffey, Adair County, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAbsentee voting machines open at Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia | (ID:57676, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair County Public Library Story Time | (ID:57348, Comment)
Services for Robert T. (Bobby) Callison, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2019) | (ID:57715, Comment)
11:00amCTGrand Group Grandparents Support Group,11am, at the County Extension Office. Darlene Campbell, ACPC Art Teacher, will be the guest speaker on Color Analysis. Come see what colors compliment you. | (ID:57730, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Nathan Alan Bell, 36, Liberty, KY (1983-2019) | (ID:57723, Comment)
3:00pmCTKindergarten registration at Adair County Primary Center through 6pmCT today | (ID:57466, Comment)
4:00pmCTServices for Keith Junior Bell, 60, Russell Springs, KY (1958-2019) | (ID:57725, Comment)
6:00pmCTACHS teacher Vicki Leibeck-Owsley on the Jeopardy Teacher's Tournament | (ID:57653, Comment)
Theatre Classes Showcase at Lindsey Wilson College | (ID:57722, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene | (ID:57581, Comment)
Revival at Bethany Baptist Church | (ID:57712, Comment)

 

























 
 
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