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Virginia Lucas, 91, Russell County, KY (1927-2019)

Virginia Lucas, 91, of Russell Springs, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Somerset.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Cedar Springs United Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Roy & Bro. Bobby Oakes. Visitaton 11am to 1pm at the church. Interment will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset.

Pallbearers: James A. Gosser, David Massey, Jonathan Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Thomas Andrew Canada, Chrisopher Andrew Canada, Thomas M. Canada and Martin Thomas. Special Music by Lyle Rexroat.


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2019-05-17 19:28:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Awards - Teresa Bright is Outstanding Employee



2019-05-17 - Cranmer Dining Center, LWC - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Teresa Bright, who holds several titles at the Adair County Extension Office, won the Outstanding Employee of the Year award. She was introduced by her friend and co-worker Tony Rose. Pictured are: Senator Max Wise, House Majority Floor Leader Bam Carney, Teresa and Tony, Adair CJE Gale Cowan, Chamber Director Ellen Zornes and Mayor Pam Hoots. Also nominated for the award were: Tina Parson, Community Trust Bank; Melinda Quinn, Adair County Treasurer; Keisha Baker, Bank of Columbia; Wes Bryant, First & Farmers National Bank; Jackie Collins and Jordan Staten, Brown & Brown Insurance; Angela Cowan, Morgan Smith Industries; Pat Darnell, AC Primary School; Julie Jennings, Lewis Transport; Whitney Kemp, Adair County PVA; Craig Lasley, City of Columbia; and Josh McKinney, WAIN Forcht Broadcasting.

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Bread Man unable to be at FM2, prayers requested

The Farmers Market Bread Man, Paul Sullivan, reported to Columbia Magazine that while getting ready for church Sunday he accidentally broke his left femur and will have to be absent from his FM2 booth tomorrow, May 18, 2019.

He said he welcomes prayers and will be back as soon as possible. We send him our best wishes for quick healing!


2019-05-17 13:40:26 | Comments | Printable version

Annual Neat Family Gathering, Sun 26 May 2019

By Gayla Baker

The annual Neat Family Gathering will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Neat Farm on New Hope Church Road. Pot luck meal served at 3pmCT. All family and friends are invited. For more information, call 270-384-3294.


2019-05-17 11:08:23 | Comments | Printable version

Randall (Petie) Brumley, 54, Jamestown, KY (1965-2019)

Randall was a custodian at the Russell County Middle School.

Randall "Petie" Brumley, 54, of Jamestown, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital.

The funeral service for Randall "Petie" Brumley will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Curt Hill officiating.

Visitation will be from 10amCT on Monday until funeral time at 1pmCT.


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2019-05-17 08:00:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Warren County's growth outpaces all Kentucky counties

By Don Sergent, Bowling Green Daily News

New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau provide more evidence that Warren County is pulling away from the field in terms of growth among Kentucky counties. Warren County's population grew by 2,269 people from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018, meaning it gained more new residents in that year than any of the state's other 119 counties, census figures show.

Hardin County was second, adding 2,130 new residents, and Fayette County was third with a growth of 1,587. Jefferson County, the state's largest county, added only 140 people over the 12 months.

Read the full article at bgdailynews.com



2019-05-17 07:56:38 | Comments | Printable version

KTC announces $22K for flood repairs in Russell Co

By Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that $22,182 in County Road Aid emergency funds will be used for flood repairs on Little Indian Drive, Logan Antle Road and Riverview Drive in Russell County.

"The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet's mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians," said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. "These emergency funds will help repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout this community."

The Russell County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.


2019-05-17 07:51:26 | Comments | Printable version

Smoke on the Mountain at HGR, Sat 25 May

Update: The Saturday, May 25, 2019 performance at Homeplace on Green River has been cancelled.

By George Kolbenschlag

They are back. The stage at the show barn at Homeplace on Green River will come alive again on Saturday, May 25, 2019, with the return of the Sanders family in Smoke on the Mountain. Y'all come out to look in on them and Pastor Oglethorpe as they replay their lively Gospel music in the sanctuary of the Mount Pleasant, North Carolina Baptist Church on that Saturday night in June 1938.

The dinner will be served beginning at 5pmCT/6pmET and the show begins at 6pmCT/7pmET. Space is limited so make your reservations early by calling or e-mailing Phil Hanna at (270) 384-2894 or cphanna51@msn.com. Tickets for Smoke on the Mountain are $20 for the show and fish dinner or $10 for just the show.


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Dinner on the Dam celebrates GRL 50th Anniversary

A lavish buffet by Swan's Landing will help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Green River Lake on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 6pmCT/7pmET. Dave Shuffett, columnist and adventurer, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets can be purchased through www.eventbrite.com or by contacting Donna Gaddis at 270-789-7534.

Tickets are $75 each, and ticket numbers are limited. The event will open at 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET with dinner beginning at 6pmCT/7pmET.


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2019-05-17 05:47:19 | Comments | Printable version

UPDATE: Linus has been found!

April Shepperd writes:
Against all odds we located our wandering little Linus and he is back in his new home. Now for a micro-chip, a set of doggie tags, and a wireless fence! Thanks to everyone who shared my Facebook post and kept a keen eye on the horizon. And a special thank you to Columbia Magazine and other media outlets for getting the word out about our sweet little guy.
Comments re: Need help locating this lost doggy


2019-05-17 05:38:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

KDA Will Take Your Exhibits to the State Fair

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - - Want to exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair but can't make the trip? For the second year in a row, the state fair, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the University of Kentucky (UK) Cooperative Extension Service will transport your best preserves, crafts, honey, vegetables, and other exhibits to Louisville from five locations across the Commonwealth, including the Taylor County Extension Office in Campbellsville.


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2019-05-17 05:36:07 | Comments | Printable version

William (Billy) Bottom, 87, Russell Co., KY native (1932-2019)

Billy was a Veteran of US Navy and a member of Highlands Baptist Church in Lexington.

William "Billy" Bottom of Lexington, Ky (formerly of Russell County) died Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was 87 years old.

The funeral service for William "Billy" Bottom will be at 1pmCT on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Michael Erp and Bro. Jim Combest officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.

Visitation is requested from 10amCT until 1pmCT on Saturday.


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2019-05-17 05:32:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Maxine Miller, 92, Russell Springs, KY (1927-2019)

Maxine Miller of Russell Springs, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown. She was 92 years old.

The funeral service for Maxine Miller will be at held at 2pmCT on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 3882 Hwy 92, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating and special music by the church choir. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Saturday at the Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, and from 11amCT until 2pmCT on Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Church.


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2019-05-17 05:26:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Randall Ray McMahan, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2019)

Randall was a retired bus driver with TARC.

Randall Ray McMahan of Campbellsville passed away at 3:36 A.M., Monday, May 13, 2019 in Campbellsville.He was 82 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Don Gowin. Burial will follow in Hogards Chapel United Methodist Church

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2019-05-17 05:19:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bolton fires 1-over par round; Up 8 spots at NAIA Championship

By Christopher Coombs

Oklahoma City, OK - Dacie Bolton shot a 1-over par 73 during the third round of competition at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship Tournament on Thursday at the Lincoln Park Golf Club. Bolton has tallied a 224 (77-74-73) through the first three round of the championship.

She dropped to 8-over for the tournament and sits in a tie for 23rd place heading into the final round of play on Friday. Bolton was able to move up the leaderboard eight spots after firing her lowest round of the tournament and trails tournament leader Michela Tjan from Keiser (Fla.) by 10 strokes.


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2019-05-17 05:14:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Sons of Zion singing at Old Concord UMC

Sons of Zion will be singing at Old Concord United Methodist Church, 5996 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY, on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6pmCT. Everyone is welcomed. --Pam Compton

2019-05-17 05:12:24 | Comments | Printable version

Baccalaureate Service for ACHS Class of 2019

By Phyllis Burris

A Baccalaureate Service for the 2019 Graduating Seniors of Adair County High School will be held this Sunday evening, May 19, at 6pmCT at the Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

Graduates are asked to arrive by 5:30pmCT with cap and gown. There will be a procession to start the service.

Everyone is invited to thank God for His goodness to the class of 2019.


2019-05-17 05:08:53 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny and windy, high 85F

It's currently 64F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 85F. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 64F. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

Saturday will bring a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pmCT. Otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86F and light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night should remain mostly clear, with an overnight low around 64F.


2019-05-17 05:05:54 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 16 May 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, May 16, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 16 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-05-17 05:03:00 | Comments | Printable version

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 17 May 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 17, 2019:
Goals for every day:
understanding worth of time,
employing it well.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 17 May 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2803


2019-05-17 05:00:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 17
Happy Anniversary, Lynn and Mary Stephens (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Marshall & Joyce Sneed (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Wayne and Elizabeth Miller (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Stotts (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Birdwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kate Erin Spinks | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Ruth Scott Norris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Naomi Cave | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Schella Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitley Anna-Grace Janes (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie M. Cundiff, Casey Co., KY (1919-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ranae Lynn Smith, Jamestown, KY (1979-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall (Mark) H. Sasser, Liberty, KY (1965-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Everett L. Davis, Jamestown, KY (1969-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Mae Cave, 81, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Betty Sherrell Morrison, Taylor Co., KY native (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bell Marie Keltner, Adair County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbie H. Jones, Little Barren Community, Green Co., KY (1936-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W.C. Conner, Green Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Wiley Galliher, Casey County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis H. Gupton, 86, Taylor County, KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Joe Wesley , 44, Casey County, KY (1969-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Auda Mae Tucker, 77, Russell Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Viola S. May, Casey Co., KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Phipps, 87, Knifley, KY, (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwade Tolou Mings, 97, Taylor County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matthew Paul Summers, 41, (1971-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, John T. Durham, Jr., Wilmore, KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vallace Denton Elmore, 79, Casey County, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Cox, Casey County, KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Garrett, Taylor Co., KY/Nelson Co. KY native (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Ann Darnell Williams, Taylor Co., KY/Russell Co., KY native (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessi LP Lowery, 18, Russell County, KY (1999-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harvey Henry Estes, 86, Metcalfe Co., KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Infant Olivia Grace Grider, Cumberland County, KY (May 17, 2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Weddle Norman, 66, Casey Co., KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Cox Allen, Taylor County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Effie Heskamp (1910-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Brthday, Terry Wayne Benningfield, Taylor Co. Ky. (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTTire Amnesty Days in Adair County, today and half day Saturday | (ID:57671, Comment)
Absentee voting machines open at Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia | (ID:57685, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Sis. Mildred Richardson McGinnis, 92, Adair native (1953-2019) | (ID:57774, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Mildred Frances Wilson, 88, Columbia, KY (1931-2019) | (ID:57778, Comment)
5:00pmCTGirls Varsity/JV ACHS Softball vs Clinton County | (ID:57612, Comment)
Adair County Band Bingo Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT. Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane, Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:57632, Comment)

 

























 
 
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