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Columbia/Adair Chamber banquet draws over 200

by Linda Waggener

Retired Speaker of the of the Kentucky House of Representatives and Adair County native son, Jody Richards, was guest speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Over 200 turned out for the business-focused event.

He reminded us of the good things of the past from his growing up years and his years of service in state government, and of the good things in our future. He said Columbia/Adair County has one of the finest qualities of life anywhere, outstanding public schools and a college with a strong, statewide reach, among many other assets.


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2019-05-15 21:15:54 | Comments | Printable version

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Hayley Coffey will be singing in the Spring Concert



2019-05-15 - Columbia, KY - Photo from music director Ginna Franklin.
Hayley Coffey is a Choir member in seventh grade at ACMS. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Thompson and Phillip Coffey of Liberty, KY.

She writes, "I started singing when I was 3-4 years old. I sing Soprano. Choir is very awesome and I love all of the support you all give us. Also, thank you to my grandma, Scotty Thompson, my grandpa, Tony Thompson, and my uncle Erik Thompson for all of the support.

Mrs. Franklin is the best conductor anyone could ever want/ask for. I've been in Choir for 2 years. I love it so very much and I hope to see everyone there to give us your opinion on how good we are and believe me, everyone makes mistakes but we sound pretty good.

Thanks for reading this and make sure to come and see us on May 16th at 7pm at Columbia United Methodist Church.

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Judy Dixon Draper, 70, Taylor County, KY (1948-2019)

She was a member of the Dixon Sisters Vocal Group, and was a loving wife and mother. Her legacy as a woman that always put God first in her life will be fondly remembered for generations. She was the founder of The Mission of Hope, a Sunday School teacher, and a board member of the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene.

Judy Dixon Draper of Campbellsville was surrounded by her family when she departed this life on Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home, being 70 years, 11 months, and 21 days of age. There will be a memorial service to honor her life on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2pmCT/3pmET at the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene, 912 W Main St, Campbellsville, KY. Bro's David Young, Donald Curtis, and Dwayne Lobb will be officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church after 1pm until time for the service.


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2019-05-15 19:51:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Softball forces if-necessary game, beats Grand View 3-2

By Chris Wells

Top-seeded Lindsey Wilson softball forced the if necessary game with a 3-2 win over third-seeded Grand View (Iowa) today at the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round Columbia, Ky. Bracket at Marilyn D. Sparks Park.

The two teams meet at 1:30pmCT with a berth to the NAIA Softball World Series on the line.


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2019-05-15 14:15:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Pension bill still short of votes

By Tom Loftus, Louisville Courier Journal

With time beginning to run short, top legislative leaders said Wednesday that Gov. Matt Bevin is apparently still shy of the votes needed to pass his pension proposal. The proposal is aimed at giving quasi-governmental agencies and regional universities relief from the big spike in pension costs they face July 1.

"As of right now, I don't believe that there is a comfort level that the necessary votes are there..." House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect, told reporters at an impromptu news conference with Senate President Robert Stivers. "There's ongoing discussions and efforts to try to get those votes."

Read more at courier-journal.com


2019-05-15 13:38:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Houdini enjoys new life as king of castle

By Jeff D'Alessio, The News-Enterprise

After a period of adjustment, Houdini, Hardin County's famous goat who became an iconic figure with his own social media page as he roamed for years along Interstate 65, is fitting in comfortably at Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary.

"He's doing well and he's gotten a little heavier since he got here," said Scott Hornback, Broadbent general manager. "He's been easy to take care of. ... He thinks he's king of the castle." Houdini has been living at the 4,600-acre sanctuary since early January after he was injured in October from a traffic mishap and found suffering from a right leg injury along I-65 in the Sonora area.

Read more at thenewsenterprise.com


2019-05-15 13:37:43 | Comments | Printable version

Sen. Max Wise's Legislative Update - Wed 15 May 2019

Senator Wise reports on the 2019 regular session.
Personal political commentary/opinions of the writer

By State Senator Max Wise, (R-Campbellsville)
16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties

The month of May is a special time in Kentucky. Spring is in full swing, and the entire country has its focus on the Commonwealth as millions watch the greatest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby. But more importantly, it's the time of year when we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates as they reach one of life's pivotal milestones. I would like to congratulate these Kentuckians, both high school and post-secondary graduates, on this hard-earned achievement.

Many of you will begin a new chapter in life by pursing a level of higher education; others will begin to enter the workforce. Whatever the next step may be, I wish you all the best of luck in these exciting future endeavors.


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2019-05-15 13:31:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

KSP Implements CrossFit into Training Academy

Invites Public to Participate in #HeroWOD31 During Police Memorial Week

By Sherry H. Bray

Frankfort, KY - With over four million people across the world who self-identify as "CrossFitters," it was only a matter of time before this revolutionary fitness model made its way into police training. The United States Military had already adopted this style of training, but now the Kentucky State Police Training Academy is a local affiliate: Thin Gray Line CrossFit.

The Kentucky State Police joined the ranks of the other 70 CrossFit affiliates of Kentucky in November of 2018, but this style of fitness regimen has been a part of the life of a cadet far beyond that. It was because of this reason that Captain Kyle Nall, Commander of the Academy Branch, said the decision was an easy one to make. "I can remember doing CrossFit exercises when I was in the Academy 14 years ago. At the time, I had no idea what CrossFit was, so it was years later that I realized why it came so naturally for me," says Nall.


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2019-05-15 12:15:22 | Comments | Printable version

You have a chance to recognize environmental stewards

Call for nominations now through July 1.

By John Mura/Robin Hartman

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The awards will be presented during the Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment Sept. 20 at the Lexington Convention Center.

The Energy and Environment Awards of Excellence are presented in 13 categories and are selected by an independent committee. Those selected to be honored will receive their awards during the conference luncheon.

The deadline for all nominations is July 1, 2019. The awards for public nominations include:


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2019-05-15 12:12:44 | Comments | Printable version

Mildred Frances Wilson, 88, Columbia, KY (1931-2019)

Mildred was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Mildred Frances Wilson of Columbia (formerly of Russell County) died Monday, May 13, 2019 at the T J Health Columbia Hospital. She was 88 years old.

The funeral service for Mildred Frances Wilson will be held at 11amCT on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY with Rev. Bill Davenport officiating. Interment will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Thursday and after 8amCT on Friday until the funeral time at 1pmCT.


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2019-05-15 12:06:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY Gives Day raises over $300K in 24 hours

By Danielle Clore

Lexington, KY - Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $383,155 yesterday in the seventh annual 24-hour online giving campaign. The event broke the $2 million mark with $2,071,605 raised by participating nonprofits over seven years. This year brought together 2277 donors who made over 2161 gifts to 139 nonprofit organizations.

Kentucky Gives Day is open each year to organizations with 501 c (3) designation in Kentucky, including those representing the arts, environment, health, children, animal welfare, humanitarian aid and more. KNN awarded $5,000 in prizes to twelve organizations throughout the day, including Saint James Catholic School in Elizabethtown, who received top honors for raising the most money during the 24-hour period for the second year.

More information about Kentucky Gives Day, including all organizations receiving prizes is available at www.kygives.org.


2019-05-15 12:02:34 | Comments | Printable version

Annual Fish Fry and Auction at Bloomington Chapel Church

Bro. Ralph Foster and congregation would like to invite everyone to come out this Saturday, May 18, 2019, to our Annual Fish Fry and Auction in the fellowship hall of the church.

Come out and enjoy a good fish, tenderloin or hot dogs meal with yummy sides of your choice: baked beans, potato salad, Cole Slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drink ($8 for adults and $4 for children 7 and under) then get some good merchandise the ole fashioned bid and buy way, with a live auction. Fish will be served starting at 10amCT, and the auction will begin at 2pmCT.

Enjoy a good day of fellowship! Any questions please contact Bro. Ralph Foster at 270-634-3273. Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia, KY. --Telissa Moore


2019-05-15 10:07:27 | Comments | Printable version

KY Afield Video: May 11th, 2019 Full Show



This week on KYAfield: "flipping and pitching" for largemouth bass on Lake Cumberland with Bill Day, a visit to Curtsinger Sports Center to get Chad's new bow set up by Paul Curtsinger. Then some redear and bluegill action.


2019-05-15 10:05:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

LWC Softball stays alive, beats Saint Xavier 4-3

By Chris Wells

Top-seeded Lindsey Wilson softball held off fourth-seeded Saint Xavier 4-3 yesterday in an elimination game at the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round Columbia, KY Bracket at Marilyn D. Sparks Park.

The Blue Raiders (48-3) advance to face third-seeded Grand View (IA) in the championship game on Wednesday. Lindsey Wilson must beat the Vikings twice to claim the tournament title. First pitch is slated for 11amCT Wednesday at Lindsey Wilson Sports Complex, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.


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2019-05-15 09:59:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Brown and Brown to acquire United Development Systems

Yahoo Finance is reporting that "Brown & Brown of Kentucky, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of UDS.... a leader in F&I performance and compliance management for auto dealers in Florida and the Southeast."

Mike Neal says, "With addition of the teammates from UDS we continue to build out the best of the best in our national platform to service dealers. This acquisition will also offer an additional opportunity for our Columbia Kentucky office to serve the commercial insurance needs to the UDS clients with POS offerings from our call center."

Read more at: Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces the Asset Acquisition of United Development Systems, Inc.


2019-05-15 09:55:12 | Comments | Printable version


ACHS special called SBDM meeting, Thu 16 May

By Troy Young

Adair County High School will have a special-called site-base meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 4pmCT in the library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the meeting is to look at applications for positions that are available, set-up interviews, and look at a time and date for our regular special-called meeting.


2019-05-15 09:39:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

FFA fundraiser includes a Henry rifle now up for bids

An FFA fundraiser event includes the donation of a Henry rifle, American Farmer Tribute Edition, which is being offered for bidding. It can be seen and bid on at Downey Gun & Pawn. Bidding closes Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3pmCT, but continues at the FFA banquet at 6pmCT at Cranmer Dining Center at Lindsey Wilson College.

Bidding closes at the end of the Adair County FFA chapter banquet. There is a reserve. For more details contact Crystal Caldwell, 270-378-0213.


2019-05-15 09:25:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Sis. Mildred Richardson McGinnis, 82, Adair native (1953-2019)

Her life's work lay in trying to make heaven her home - and from that calling, she never wavered. She was passionate about her walk with God, and faithfully attended the Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church. Her soft, gentle, and continual encouragement to others will be dearly missed.

Sis. Mildred Richardson McGinnis of Campbellsville entered into rest on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Taylor Regional Hospital after an extended illness.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Sis. McGinnis on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10amCT/11amET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home. Bro. Raymond Clark will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 16, from 5-8pmCT.

Born in the Low Gap community of Adair County on July 18, 1936 to the late James Gordon and Mattie Lee Pierce Coomer, she was 82 years, 9 months, and 25 days of age.


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2019-05-15 09:04:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Watson says put history up front in Tour 120 this weekend

Mike Watson will have Adair County history and genealogy publications both days of Tour 120 at the Trabue-Russell House on Jamestown Hill in Columbia, KY this Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2019.

Come by, tour the Trabue-Russell House, pick up a Columbia Tour brochure and enjoy the town this weekend. Put History Up Front!


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2019-05-15 08:41:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

LWC 2019 Spring Commencement

By Venus Popplewell

Lindsey Wilson College held its 109th commencement ceremony on Saturday in Biggers Sports Center.

"Today is one of the best days of the year," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. who has served the liberal arts college as its eighth president for 21 years. "We are here to celebrate the accomplishments of our precious students. What a great and proud moment it is for them and we are honored to share in their triumph."

Lindsey Wilson College awarded a total of 234 graduate and undergraduate degrees at Saturday's spring ceremony held before a crowd of more than 2,500 guests. Combined with the 411 degrees awarded in December at winter commencement, the Class of 2019 was a total of 645 graduates. To put that number in perspective, that is only 43 fewer graduates than LWC's largest graduating class, a record which was set in 2017.


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2019-05-15 07:49:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Grand View upsets LWC Softball 5-1

By Chris Wells

The Lindsey Wilson softball team's offense struggled in a 5-1 loss on Tuesday to third-seeded Grand View (IA) at the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round Columbia, KY Bracket at Marilyn D. Sparks Park.

The Vikings (46-10) advance to the championship game on Wednesday while the top-seeded Blue Raiders fall into the consolation bracket and await the winner of second-seeded USC Beaufort (SC) and fourth-seeded Saint Xavier later this afternoon in an elimination game.


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2019-05-15 05:52:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Flags to Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, both American and state flags at public office buildings will be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

"Law enforcement officers protect and serve the lives in their communities; they are often the heroes among us," said Gov. Matt Bevin. "There is no greater sacrifice than that of a person willing to lay down their life for another, and we are deeply grateful for those who have served and sacrificed so much on our behalf."


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2019-05-15 05:49:55 | Comments | Printable version

ACFD: Abandoned house burns to ground

By Donald Hare

The Adair County Fire Department responded to an abandoned house fire at 121 Bob Spencer Road, Columbia, KY, on Sunday morning, May 12, 2019, at 2:25amCT.

When responders arrived on scene, the house had already burned down, and was a total loss. There were 16 firemen on the scene for around 45 minutes.


2019-05-15 05:42:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC Women's Tennis defeats Northwestern Ohio 8-1

By Clayton Barefield

Mobile, AL - No. 11-seed Lindsey Wilson women's tennis defeated No. 22-seeded Northwestern Ohio 8-1 today in the NAIA National Tournament First Round at the Mobile Tennis Center.

The Blue Raiders (11-5) advance to the second round to face No. 6 seed William Woods (MO) tomorrow at 1pmCT.


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2019-05-15 05:40:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Partly sunny today, chance of showers, high 68F

It's currently 47F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Expect partly sunny skies today, with a high near 68F. There is a 20% chance of showers between 9amCT and 4pmCT.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 55F and areas of fog after 1amCT. Light southeast wind.

On Thursday, watch out for areas of fog before 9amCT. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78F. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 61F and south wind around 6 mph.


2019-05-15 05:33:22 | Comments | Printable version

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - 15 May 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 15, 2019:
All fun is no fun,
live a little for others
and have some duties.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2801


2019-05-15 05:26:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 15 May 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 87 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 83 events District Court.
  • Green County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 28 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 175 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-05-15 05:25:18 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 15
Happy Anniversary, Neil and Hope Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robert and Sarah Sloan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Grant Whitaker (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew K. Sneed (2002). | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna Paige Lloyd (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harriet Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harriet McQuaide Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoAnn Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Raymond Keltner (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John W. Arnold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Waggener Arnold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Rogers (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirl Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Bertram. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Glenn (J R ) Kimbler, Jr.,, Adair Co., KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Morris Ray Nunn, Green County, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Clark Shively, Taylor County, KY (1926-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Margaret Parrott Rogers, 84, Taylor Co.., KY native (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Millard L. Allen, Casey Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earlene Richardson, Columbia, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Treber, Russell Springs, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbin Ray Redmon, Adair County, KY (1962-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Wells Murphy, Cumberland Co., KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Keltner, 98, Adair Co., KY (1915-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin (Glenn) Scholl, Adair County, KY (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karen Prince, Taylor County, KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherman Allen Murphy, 94, Casey County, KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Gina Diane Eldridge, 57, Perry County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Hall Appleby, 49, Russell County, KY (1966-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Douglas Ford, 70, Summer Shade, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Malline McDonald, Liberty, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Thomas, 84, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank L. Black, Russell County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don Antle, Taylor County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTPeace Officers Memorial Day | (ID:57763, Comment)
8:00amCTAbsentee voting machines open at Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia | (ID:57683, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Alma Faye Coomer, 77, Egypt community of Adair County, KY | (ID:57748, Comment)
6:00pmCTServices for Carol Sue Vest Terry, 68, Liberty, KY (1950-2019) | (ID:57759, Comment)
6:30pmCTUnity in the Community Revival at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:57736, Comment)

 

























 
 
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