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Blinkhorn tied for 15th after 1st round of NAIA National Championship

By Christopher Coombs

Mesa, AZ - Callum Blinkhorn carded a 3-over par 74 during the first round of competition at the 2019 NAIA Men's Golf National Championships being played at Las Sendas Golf Club.

He currently sits in a tie for 15th place in the field of 156 competitors at the par-71, 6,925-yard course after battling strong windy conditions all day.

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2019-05-21 21:57:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Flying Billboard

2019-05-21 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Graham Waggener.
A blimp advertising Mullen, a new California/China collaboration electric car company. The blimp was spotted landing at Bowman Field this afternoon.

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Walk-A-Thon for Bella Dawn Streeval and Family

By Michele Foster

Sparksville Baptist Church will be holding a Walk-A-Thon for Bella Dawn Streeval and Family on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Walkers will gather on the Adair County Square between 8amCT and 9amCT to walk to Sparksville Baptist Church.

Please help support this worthy causing by sponsoring one of the participants, to love and support this family in their time of crisis. (See: Bella Streeval and her family need support and strength).

You can help by a one-time donation, but our goal is to get as may sponsors as possible for a dollar amount per mile, up to 10 miles trekking from Adair County Square to Sparksville Baptist Church. The deadline for sponsorship will be Friday, June 7, 2019. For more information, or to find someone to sponsor, please call 270-805-1299.

Note: Date may be postponed in the event of inclement weather.

2019-05-21 19:27:06 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County unofficial results are in

Unofficial results are in, and show Governor Matthew G. Bevin and Ralph A. Alvarado edging out Robert Goforth and Michael T. Hogan in Adair County for the Republican nomination for candidate for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, 49.94% to 44.96%, with other candidates in single digits.

On the Democratic side, Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman lead the pack with 39.03%, Rocky Adkins and Stephanie Horne garnered 35.85%, and Adam H. Edelen and Gill Holland recieved 22.84%.

So far, this tracks with statewide results, with 84 counties reporting. See all Adair County results at

2019-05-21 19:08:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

STATEWIDE/County Links for 2019 Primary Election Results

We'll update as we get results tonight, but unofficial results for local counties will be reported on the state's portal as well:

2019-05-21 18:11:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Polls closed, turnout higher than expected

By Tiffany Kessler

Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer is estimating local turnout in the May 21, 2019 Kentucky Primary at 17%, quite a bit higher than the 12.5% that was predicted last week by the Secretary of State based on early absentee voting. Vote counting is underway downtown, and we'll post results as they come in.

2019-05-21 18:06:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Farewell Meal for Bro. Ivan and Carol Tucker at CVCC

There will be a Farewell Meal for Bro. Ivan and Carol Tucker at Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11amCT. Everyone is invited. --Nancy Cundiff

2019-05-21 17:17:41 | Comments | Printable version

Saturday's Smoke on the Mountain performance cancelled

By George Kolbenschlag

Homeplace on Green River has cancelled Saturday's performance of Smoke on the Mountain. Check the Homeplace Web page at for other information about Homeplace including other scheduled activities.

2019-05-21 17:11:33 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: A message from Barbara Armitage

Barbara Armitage writes:
Over the years so many people have devoted time and energy to the restoration and upkeep of the Rose Garden. I want to thank them all. When I stepped down as president of the Garden Club I knew the club and the Rose Garden would endure in the very capable hands of Donna Jones. Donna has worked tirelessly for the past 6 years always making certain that the Trabue House Julia Horton Rose Garden was a place that Adair County could be proud of. My thanks to Donna and all the members of the Adair County Garden Club for their work and devotion to our community. --Barbara
Comments re article 104112 Letter Rose Garden is beautiful

2019-05-21 13:59:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Maggie Overstreet, 95, Liberty, KY native (1923-2019)

Maggie Joyce Overstreet of Lexington, KY passed away on Sunday May 19th, 2019 at the U.K. Hospital. She was 95 years old.

Cremation Rites were honored by Bartle Funeral Home, with burial in the Salem Cemetery.

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2019-05-21 10:59:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACSO: Adair Co. man arrested on drug charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, May 17, 2019, Sheriff Josh Brockman and Deputy Chandler Staten observed 35 year old Nicholas Murray walking into a shopping complex located on Jamestown Street.

Murray had 3 outstanding warrants for his arrest and was actively being sought.

Upon his arrest it was found that he was in possession of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

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2019-05-21 10:56:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Donna Jones is now leader of Garden Club

Maury E Lewis writes:
Barbara is no longer a part of Adair County Garden Club. She did a great job while she was president, and we now have another great leader named Donna Jones who is also director of the Farmers Market. People come and go and we keep moving forward. --melewi

Comments re article 104121 Letter Garden Club has done a wonderful job

2019-05-21 10:36:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

EDA finalizes plan for road, will advertise for bids

By Linda Waggener

The regular meeting of the Columbia/Adair County EDA Board met this morning and agreed on action for the Green River Industrial Park road improvement. The Board agreed with the recommendation of Chairman Mark Dykes and he was given the go ahead to advertise for bids on the project.

In other business, the newest Board member, Bobby Morrison, asked that the group enter into a study of what surrounding counties are doing, and have done, to enable them to have thriving factories and jobs in place.

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2019-05-21 09:23:34 | Comments | Printable version

Max England, 78, Louisville, KY (1940-2019)

Max was the son of the late Joe and Elva England. He was a devoted teacher for 33 years at Fairdale High School, and he was a member of Summits Heights UMC.

Maxie Joe England, 78 of Louisville, passed away May 18, 2019. Funeral services will be 12 PM EDT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Summit Heights United Methodist Church, 7400 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY, with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from NoonET until 8pmET on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY.

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2019-05-21 06:40:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Spring Concert featured voices from ACHS and ACMS choirs

The Adair County High School music department spring concert was held May 16th with a full house at the Columbia United Methodist Church.

Music director Ginna Franklin said she was pleased with the turnout and felt that the kids did a great job.

Performances were given by the Adair County Middle School mixed choir, the Adair County High School men's ensemble and the Adair County high school women's ensemble.

She would like to thank everyone who came to support the students, the Columbia United Methodist Church for hosting them, and everyone who made a gift donation to help the students raise funds for their upcoming performances at Disney World and in New York City.

Students performing were:

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2019-05-21 06:39:33 | Comments | Printable version

More information about Antioch Christian Church

By Paul Patton

There is a regular Sunday School held at Antioch Christian Church in Casey County at 10amET each Sunday. In addition, once a month, at 2pmET on the third Sunday, there is a preaching service performed by a supply preacher.

Unfortunately, the preacher who had served Antioch as regular pastor to the congregation passed away last year, and they have not yet secured the services of another.

Hopefully, we can locate a dedicated person who will agree to become pastor of the very small congregation that worships at Antioch. It is such a unique building and some wonderful people attend and, hopefully, there can be a brighter future for them with a regular pastor.

For additional information call Paul Patton, 1 - 606-872-2840 or email

Related: Any readers have contact info for Antioch Christian Church?

2019-05-21 06:32:42 | Comments | Printable version

VBS at Kelleyville Community Church starts Jun 2

Kelleyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Road, in the Coburg Community, Columbia, KY, will have Vacation Bible School from 6pmCT/7pmET to 8pmCT/9ET, nightly, Sun through Thu, June 2-6, 2019.

This year's theme is "Roar: Life is wild, God is good!" Everyone is invited to attend. There are classes for all ages including adults. For more information call Bro. Stanley Watson at 270-378-1250. --Linda Tucker

2019-05-21 06:28:40 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 84F

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It should be mostly sunny for your trip to the voting machines today, with a high near 84F and southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tonight will remain mostly clear, with an overnight low around 63F, and east wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny again, with a high near 87F. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Clouds will move in Wednesday night, for partly cloudy skies and an overnight low Wednesday of around 65F. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

2019-05-21 06:26:11 | Comments | Printable version

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 21 May 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 21, 2019:
Double up today
so tomorrow’s duties done,
play then with free minds.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2807

2019-05-21 06:23:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 21 May 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events 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: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 329 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-05-21 06:22:34 | Comments | Printable version

Vote today! It's Primary Election Day

The polls just opened for the Primary Election and if you need to know your polling location, and to review the ballot, go to

Polls are open until 6pm - if you are still in line at 6, just stay in line. Every voter in line at that time will still be allowed to vote.

2019-05-21 06:05:53 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 21
Happy Anniversary Zack & Mandy Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bob and Alissa Barnes (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Danny and Sandy Wilkinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gary & Shea Wiley (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexandra and Lacey Morgan. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danna Burton (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Della Woodrum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derrick Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doris Carter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, George Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jansen Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, La Dawn Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Parson (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Edwards Pedigo | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina Pyles (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vicki Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Bobby Mardis, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, , Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diane Bright Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Steven Kean Jr, 45, Russell County, KY (1973-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Corbin, Knifley, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Womack, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Grace Carter Piercy, Columbia, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie Bland Campbell, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Janes, Edmonton, KY (1957-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Milsap, 71, Taylor Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Callie Mae Smith Davis (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Zachary T. Lile, 84, Green Co., KY (1926-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee Wilson, Casey County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David J. Peyton, Casey Co., KY, native (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Christine Dalton, Casey Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Rodgers, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leola Moss, Taylor County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Mary Alice Spears, Casey Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Colvin, Campbellsville, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen, Taylor County, KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lina Skaggs, 89, Russell County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Gray, Taylor County, KY (1962 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tessie Alexander, Cumberland Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Stephens, 57, Russell County, KY (1956-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Lee Spencer, Adair Co., KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Lawrence Coffey, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Price, 95, Casey Co., KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles Samuel Brady, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Riley, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Earl Evans, 76, Casey Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Rich, 54, Adair County, KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jordan LaFavers, 31, Russell County, KY/Adair Co., KY native (1986-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall L. Bunch, 66, Chance, Adair Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith Bagby, 61, Green County, KY (1956-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby P. Graham, 85, Green County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walker McQueary (1915). | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry Open each Tuesday, 08am-1pmCT, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. --Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:57618, Comment)
Columbia/Adair County EDA meeting | (ID:57798, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:57623, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Allene Carroll Eastridge, 91, Columbia, KY (1927-2019) | (ID:57808, Comment)
11:00amCTRetired Teachers quarterly meeting - bring items for Food Pantry | (ID:57806, Comment)
11:30amCTServices for Dimple Rebecca Howell, 95, Columbia, KY (1923-2019) | (ID:57803, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Marie Pevely Carman, 88, Liberty, KY (1930-2019) | (ID:57807, Comment)
3:30pmCTACMS regular SBDM meeting | (ID:57812, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair 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:57628, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co. School Board meeting | (ID:57770, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Melson Ridge United Baptist Church | (ID:57801, Comment)


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