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Dean Frank Schultz, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2019)

Mr. Dean Frank Schultz of Campbellsville, Kentucky passed away on May 7, 2019. He was 80 years old.

The funeral services will be conducted at 11amCT on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 111 West Court St., Greensburg, Kentucky, with Bro. Dale Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Green County Memory Gardens, Hodgenville Road, Summersville, KY.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 7pmCT on Friday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, from 7amCT until 8amCT on Saturday at the funeral home, and after 9amCT on Saturday at the Greensburg United Methodist Church until time of the funeral service.


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2019-05-09 19:40:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Dean Frank Schultz, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2019)



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Mary Helen Scott, 77, Ashlock, KY (1941-2019)

Mrs. Mary Helen (Watson) Scott, of the Ashlock Community in Cumberland County, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the U of L Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 77 years and 10 months.

The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 1pmCT in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Sammy Dick and Bro. Willie Kerr officiating. Burial will be in the Ashlock Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends after 3pmCT on Friday, May 10, until the funeral hour on Saturday.


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2019-05-09 19:29:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY awarded $9M for mental health services in schools

Warren, Bullitt and Henderson counties to get pilot project funding.

By Doug Hogan

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced today, the award of a $9 million federal grant to increase awareness of mental health issues among Kentucky students across the state and in three pilot school districts.

KDE and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, which is a part of CHFS, will receive the Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grant. The funding is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). It will provide resources for three Kentucky school districts for the implementation of district-wide mental health policies and processes in Bullitt, Henderson, and Warren County public school districts. Kentucky is one of only four states receiving the award.


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2019-05-09 19:27:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CPD: Accident report leads to arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens

Columbia Police Department Officers responded to a report of a possible car accident near the Lindsey Wilson College campus on the night of Wednesday, May 8, 2019, shortly after 10pmCT.

A vehicle matching the initial description was located on Lindsey's campus. A person located outside the vehicle, but in its vicinity, was briefly spoken to by responding Officers and found to be under the influence.

Kemet Rufus, 25, of Columbia was placed under arrested for Public Intoxication Excluding Alcohol, Prescription not in Original Container, and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Opiates), a Class D Felony.


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2019-05-09 19:11:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Blinkhorn earns At-Large bid into National Championship Field

By Christopher Coombs

Lindsey Wilson sophomore Callum Blinkhorn earned an at-large bid into the 2019 NAIA Men's Golf National Championship, officials announced on Thursday with the release of the national tournament qualifiers.

Blinkhorn is one of six individuals to receive a bid to the tournament.


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2019-05-09 18:49:12 | Comments | Printable version

KY 163 to close temporarily

A section of KY 163 in Metcalfe County is expected to temporary close beginning next week

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - Motorists traveling on KY 163 in Metcalfe County need to be aware of an upcoming temporary closing of a section of the roadway. An ongoing project to replace a bridge over Rogers Creek will temporary close KY 163 between Robertson Shaw Road and Randolph Good Luck Road. The closure is expected to begin Monday, May 13 and reopen Tuesday, May 28. Traffic will be switched onto the new bridge when the roadway reopens.

There are message boards in place to inform motorists that the closure is going to occur. The signed detour route will utilize routes on KY 90, KY 640, KY 861, US 68.

The closure is being done so the new bridging structure approaches can be constructed to meet the current roadway.


2019-05-09 14:27:26 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: About the work on Hwy 163

Richard Raines writes:
I know you have Metcalfe Co. contacts, and was wondering if you could find out from them about the closure of HWY 163 between Edmonton and Hwy 90. Signs are up that it will begin May 13th, would like to find out for how long. I drive that way to Tompkinsville 2 or 3 days a week, and I know there are other people that go back and forth between Adair and Monroe counties, and going through Burkesville is considerably longer than going through Edmonton. --Richard
Richard, thanks for writing. We've posted information from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet here:
KY 163 to close temporarily


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2019-05-09 13:35:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: What an honor

K Barbee writes:
Congratulations! What an honor to get to this level on Jeopardy! --K
Comments re photo 83651 Jeopardy Teachers Tournament with ACHS teacher


2019-05-09 13:34:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Ruby England, 87, Adair County native (1932-2019)

Ruby Zula England, 87, of Cave City, KY died Monday, May 6, 2019 at her home.

Funeral service will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. David McKinney officiating. Burial in Fudge Cemetery in Breeding. Visitation is after 4pmCT Friday.


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2019-05-09 10:06:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Happy Nurses Week

Jamie Lynn writes:
Just would like to say thank you for all the nurses and co-workers I work with at Genesis Family Medical Center, it is always my pleasure to be helping others, nursing is a very rewarding, rather it be just helping our patients in the door or getting vitals and getting them to a room, doing their assessment and having them ready for the providers to see them.

Nursing is a way to give back, and it takes all of us at the office from the time our patients sign in to the time they sign out, so everyone is very important. Therefore I am thankful to have the privilege to work with the staff that we have at GFM.

Happy Nurses Week to GFM staff, keep those smiles on your faces and remember that you are making a difference. Love ya, --Jamie Lynn
Jamie, Thanks for reminding everyone that May 6-12, 2019 is National Nurses Week 2019. Click "Read more" for a video from the American Nurses Association.


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2019-05-09 10:06:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CPD: HIDTA drug arrest in Taylor County

By Jason Cross, Chief
Columbia Police Department

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the members of the Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force made an arrest following an investigation in Taylor County.

Arrested was 21 year old Michael Smithers Jr. of Campbellsville. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense Heroin and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. More charges will be presented to a Taylor County Grand Jury and more suspects are expected to be indicted.


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2019-05-09 10:01:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Planning and Zoning Board Meeting, Thu 23 May 2019

By Jada Coomer

The City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing at 3:30pmCT on Thursday, May 23 at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider a variance request for property located at 202 Dohoney Trace. Property owned by United Citizens Bank (PVA Map No 041-00 00-053.30). The hearing is open to the public.


2019-05-09 09:57:58 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Wonderful representative of Adair County

Ellen Zornes writes:
On behalf of the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce, I would like to congratulate Vicki Leibeck-Owsley for so wonderfully representing Columbia and Adair County last evening on Jeopardy. You showed the world that people from small town Kentucky are literate, intelligent and poised. You gave all of us a reason to be very proud! --Ellen


2019-05-09 09:56:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Election School Training tonight

By Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

Please remind the Poll Workers that Election School Training for Poll Workers is tonight at 5pmCT in the Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY.

For additional information, please contact the Adair County Clerk's Office, 270-384-2801.


2019-05-09 09:38:41 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Once the dollar leaves, it never comes back

Jimmy Hardin writes:
I agree with Mr. Sneed. You have a business entity that I would say is the largest tax payer in the county and probably the third largest employer in the county. As a business owner why would they want to expand in this community.

You have to look at the realization of the facts, what percentage of the budget does this local business contribute to the overall budget of the county, school etc. Once that dollar is spent outside the county it will never be circulated here again. I'm quite amazed! --Jimmy
Comments re article 103904 Letter Thinks money should be spent locally


2019-05-09 09:22:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 9 May 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 9, 2019:
Doing what one likes
may become too much to bear
if it never ends.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 9 May 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2795


2019-05-09 05:53:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

SBDM Elections at ACHS Friday

By Jennifer Hardwick

The Adair County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council's Parent Election will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, from 7:30amCT until 3pmCT at the Adair County High School Bandroom.

There are two (2) parent members needed to fill the council. All parents or guardians of students who will be enrolled at ACHS for the 2019-2020 academic school year are encouraged to vote.


2019-05-09 05:52:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Summer Shade Founder's Day, Sat 11 May 2019

By Gaye Shaw

The kick off for the 2nd Annual Summer Shade Founder's Day on Saturday May 11th will include a ribbon cutting for Dale Estes & Chris Silber, owners of Summer Shade Antiques & Recycling, located at 2580 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY. The ceremony will start at 10amCT, conducted by the Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce.

Summer Shade is on Highway 90, between Eighty Eight and Beaumont, in the Glasgow-Burkesville Metropolitan Corridor. Summer Shade Antiques & Recycling is in the building that was fondly known as Frank McMurtrey's Garage for many years.


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2019-05-09 05:49:23 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Swimming honors student-athletes at awards banquet

By Clayton Barefield

The Lindsey Wilson swimming program held it's annual awards banquet to honor the student-athletes' achievements and dedication to the swim program for the 2018-19 season.

Head coach Alicia Kemnitz is proud to honor the student-athletes in the program that have accomplished so much in and out of the pool.

"Our end-of-the-year awards ceremony is always a great way for us to come together one last time as a team," Kemnitz said. "Both the men and the women had very successful seasons, so it was particularly gratifying to recognize the team and specific swimmers for their numerous accomplishments."

The honors given by the program are Weight Room King/Queen, Rookie of the Year, Turk Award, High Point Award, Four-Year Award, The Hall Award, and Swimmer of the Year.


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2019-05-09 05:41:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Letter: Thinks money should be spent locally

Phillip Sneed writes:
I think it is a shame that our Sheriff's Department is buying vechicles out of state and not supporting our local businesses. We have a dealership in our hometown that we need to support, whether the bid is higher we need to spend our local tax money with local business. --Phillip

Comments re photo 83649 Judge Cowan and Magistrate Burton at Fiscal Court meeting


2019-05-09 05:37:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Unity in the Community Revival

By Linda Tucker

The annual Unity in the Community revival starts Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Cane Valley Christian Church, and will continue each night at a different community church.

Revival is each night at 6:30pmCT:
  • Sunday, May 12th at Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Cane Valley, KY with Bro. Clay Scott preaching
  • Monday, May 13th at Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Cane Valley, KY with Bro. Lanny Garner preaching
  • Tuesday, May 14th at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY with Bro. Stanley Watson preaching
  • Wednesday, May 15th at Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville RD, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ivan Tucker preaching
Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: Bro. Stanley Watson at 270-378-1250.


2019-05-09 05:33:32 | Comments | Printable version

Casey County man convicted of cultivating Marijuana

Testimony at trial revealed that the plants had an estimated street value in excess of $818,000, with the potential to produce over 400 pounds of processed marijuana.

From the Office of Commonwealth Attorney Brian Wright (29th JC)

May 7, 2019 - On Monday, May 6, 2019, a Casey County Circuit Court jury convicted James H. Shell, age 54, of Marijuana Cultivation - Five (5) or More Plants.

The jury also convicted Shell of being a First-Degree Persistent Felony Offender and recommended that he serve fifteen (15) years in prison.


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2019-05-09 05:26:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Milder temps, high 76F, chance of showers/storms

It's already 73F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be cloudy with a 70% chance of showers or thunderstorms. The high will only be 76F. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible.

Tonight will be cloudy, with a 60% chance of showers, and possibly a thunderstorm. The overnight low will be around around 64F. South wind 6 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible tonight.

Friday brings a 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72F. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and a low around 54F. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northeast after midnight.


2019-05-09 05:26:03 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 9 May 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, May 9, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 48 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 7 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-05-09 05:20:40 | Comments | Printable version

Degrees awarded to 2,592 Campbellsville University students

By Joshua Williams

A total of 2,592 Campbellsville University students received degrees upon completion of requirements for graduation during the 2018-19 academic year. There were 2,011 students receiving masterís degrees; 255 receiving bachelor degrees and 12 being awarded associate degrees. Degree recipients from Adair and surrounding counties follow:


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2019-05-09 04:55:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 9
Happy Anniversary, Joe and Bonnie Birdwell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alyson Kate Friend (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Ray Roberts Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay York (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Treece (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Freddie Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoD Curry (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty May (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Na Tasha Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Naomi Caressa Chundy (20015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Osby Buddy Karnes, Jr | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preslie Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Marie Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tillie Shelton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tonya G. Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Wisdom | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Blake Pinson, Campbellsville/Pikeville, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Sallee, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Edrington, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claudia Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eileen Compton, Adair Co., KY (1928 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lissie Mae Perkins Ervin, Greensburg, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharlene Judy Doyle, Adair County, KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth M. Johnson, Adair Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Wade Owens, 93, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester Lee Wesley, Casey County, KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brent Harrison, 62, Casey County, KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Jane York, 73, Burkesville, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carrie Mae Phillips, Taylor County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Riddle Ferguson, 94, Burkesville, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila Fay England, 54, Columbia, KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stewart Cochran, 62, Casey Co., KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Suzie Whitman Ford, 52, Green Co., KY (1965-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Ronald (Ronnie) Wilson, 67, formerly of Greensburg, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Alice Behringer, 64, Burkesville, KY (1953-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Joyce Hart, 67, Georgetown, KY, formerly of Russell Springs, KY (1951-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Vibbert Martin, 90, Glasgow, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTLWC Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion May 9-11, 2019 | (ID:57389, Comment)
8:00amCTAbsentee voting machines open at Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia | (ID:57677, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair County Interagency Council regular monthly meeting | (ID:57642, Comment)
Celebration of Life for Thomas Rhea (Red) Goff, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2019) | (ID:57724, Comment)
11:00amCTCampbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting - second Thursday each month, location varies, phone (270) 465-8601 | (ID:57643, Comment)
Adair County WATCH Coalition meeting in the Health Department basement | (ID:57719, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Billy H. (Bull) Scott, 78, Burkesville, KY (1940-2019) | (ID:57716, Comment)
4:30pmCTACHS Meet and Greet for New Coaches | (ID:57731, Comment)
5:00pmCTElection Training School for the May 21, 2019 Primary | (ID:57554, Comment)
Boys Varsity/JV ACHS Baseball vs Metcalfe County | (ID:57600, Comment)
Girls Varsity/JV ACHS Softball vs Cumberland County | (ID:57601, Comment)
6:00pmCTRussell Springs City Council meeting - second Thursday of each month, 6pmCT, 487 Main Street, Russell Springs | (ID:57644, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Bethany Baptist Church | (ID:57713, Comment)

 

























 
 
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