Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Daily News for
Monday, June 3, 2019
← 2019-06-02 Previous DayNext Day 2019-06-04 →

To view another day, enter a year, month and day, and press enter:
NOTE: Date must be in the form YYYY-MM-DD, like 2019-06-03.

Letter: Tree is likely a Kousa Dogwood

Letter: Kousa Dogwood Billy Joe Fudge writes:
I am sorry to inform you that there is a 99.99% chance that this tree is a Kousa Dogwood. Sometimes referred to as Oriental or Japanese or Korean Dogwood.

Kousa Dogwood is actually a tree while Sweet Mock Orange or English Dogwood is actually a small woody shrub.

Kousa Dogwood has a little ball fruit in the middle of four white petals which actually curve downward and away from the center while English Dogwood's four petals curve upward to form a quasi-cup. --BJF
Comments re photo 83967 Mock Orange on Monroe Street Columbia
Billy Joe, thank you for making this a more perfect entry! I'll look forward to close up photos of the blossoms as I learn. - LW

2019-06-03 19:26:19 | Comments | Printable version

<-Previous PhotoPhoto 1 of 6Next Photo->
City receives gift for parks improvement

2019-06-03 - New Columbia, KY - Photo from City of Columbia.
Matt Dickinson is shown presenting Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots, at right, and City Hall Assistant Tiffany McCloud Collins, at left, with a donation from Walmart to be utilized toward the city parks.

Permalink | Comments?

Ralph Wethington, 75, Casey County, KY native (1944-2019)

Ralph Wethington age 75, of Danville, KY passed away on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at the V.A. Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be held 1:30pmET Tuesday June4, 2019 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Military Rites performed.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2019-06-03 16:30:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Emergency Services Exercise on Thu 6 June 2019

By Mike Keltner, Director
Adair County Emergency Services

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Adair County Emergency Services will be conducting a controlled exercise in and around the Adair County High School from 8amCT until- 2pmCT.

This controlled exercise may involve helicopters, emergency vehicle lights and sirens. The public is asked to avoid the area during the exercises.

2019-06-03 14:18:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Elizabethtown man arrested after leaving son in hot car

CM Public Service Reminder: Kids in Hot Cars Are a Deadly Combination.

The News-Enterprise

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday after allegedly leaving his seven-year-old son unattended in a car while he shopped at Big Lots in Elizabethtown. Ryan Hutson, 34, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

According to an arrest citation, Hutson's son was found alone around noon Sunday by Elizabethtown police in the back seat of the vehicle profusely sweating and unable to open the car door. The car was not running and the windows were left up.


2019-06-03 14:12:49 | Comments | Printable version

Edmonton, Greensburg, Campbellsville part of 400 Mile Yard Sale

The 15th annual 400 Mile Yard Sale is planned for Thursday, June 6, 2019, through Sunday, June 9, rain or shine, all across Kentucky's Highway 68, including Glasgow, Edmonton, Greensburg, and Campbellsville. To view a list of locations in the area, click on

2019-06-03 14:09:20 | Comments | Printable version

Scammers Posing as 'State Attorney's Office'

By Crystal Staley/Kenneth Mansfield

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert following a Kentucky energy cooperative receiving a scam phishing email appearing to be from the "State Attorney's Office."

Kentucky businesses and nonprofits should not be deceived by an email from an unofficial address, like, with the subject line "State Attorney's Office Complaint" that demands the business has "10 days to file a rebuttal." Beshear said the email is a scam and not affiliated with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.

If a victim clicks on the link in the email, a virus is downloaded that disables the computer. The scammer then can demand money to restore the computer or steal personal and financial information.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2019-06-03 13:59:42 | Comments | Printable version

State to expand school-based healthcare services for children

CHFS, KDE Partnership will provide increased mental health services, healthcare screenings, and acute care services for schools statewide.

By Nicole Burton/Jessica Fletcher

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will seek an amendment to Kentucky's Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.

The proposed amendment allows Kentucky school districts to utilize federal Medicaid funding to provide students enrolled in Medicaid with increased access to school-based healthcare, including mental health services, health screenings, diabetes, and asthma management. Currently, only students enrolled in Medicaid with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) qualify to receive these services.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2019-06-03 13:50:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Bible School at Knifley Chapel BIC Church

By Suzanna Streeval

Knifley Chapel BIC Church will be having Bibleschool "Sowing the Seeds of Faith" June 10-13, 2019, from 6pmCT until 8pmCT nightly. There will be classes for all ages.

The church is located at 6039 Elkhorn road in Knifley, KY. If you have questions or need a ride call (270) 634-4363. Everyone welcome & encouraged to attend.

2019-06-03 13:39:28 | Comments | Printable version

Wednesday Farmers Markets beginning on 12 Jun 2019

By Donna Jones
Market Coordinator

The Farmers Market on the Square will begin the Wednesday market next week, June 12, 2019. The market hours will be 10amCT to 4pmCT. There will be lots of fresh local produce available each week and we hope you will be able to stop by and take some home with you.

2019-06-03 13:34:43 | Comments | Printable version

State Supreme Court to decide who can be a stand-in parent

By Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal

The Kentucky Supreme Court this week will consider whether two caregivers are better than one when children are removed from their biological parents. The court will hear arguments June 5 on whether a cohabiting couple can be considered a child's "de facto parent" -- an important legal distinction that gives them the same custody standing as a biological mother or father.

The outcome is important because of the increasing number of people who live together without being married, including grandparents who often end up raising grandchildren, lawyers say.


2019-06-03 10:47:26 | Comments | Printable version

VBS at Word of Life Family Church starts Wed 5 June

By Tiffany Thompson

We would love to have you join in our VBS adventure this week at Word of Life Family Church! VBS starts Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 6pmCT and runs thru Saturday night, June 8.

We will have music, snacks and games every night. The last night we will have a pizza party and bounce houses. Word of Life Family Church, 906 Greensburg St. in Columbia. For more information you can call 270-250-1014.

2019-06-03 10:43:13 | Comments | Printable version

Dairy Month Proclamation today in Frankfort

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will join Governor Matt Bevin, other state officials, and Kentucky dairy producers to proclaim June as Dairy Month in Kentucky in a ceremony today, Monday, June 3, at 1pmET on the Kentucky Capitol grounds, 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY.

According to The Dairy Alliance, Adair County is the 3rd highest milk producing county in Kentucky. The top five milk producing counties in the state are:
  1. Barren
  2. Logan
  3. Adair
  4. Chirstian
  5. Warren

2019-06-03 07:01:30 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 77F

It's currently 56F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 77F. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Skies will remain mostly clear tonight, with a low around 54F. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday will be sunny again, with a high near 82F. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday night brings a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1amCT. Otherwise mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 65F, and south wind around 6 mph.

2019-06-03 06:29:08 | Comments | Printable version

Today - MONDAY with CM - 3 June 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 3, 2019:
Kind hearts see heaven
having no locks on the door,
no guards at the gate.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 3 June 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2820

2019-06-03 06:26:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 3 June 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, June 3, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 110 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. 71 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 66 events Circuit Court. 83 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 4 events Circuit Court. 101 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-06-03 06:26:03 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 3
Happy Anniversary, Bobby and Connie Burress (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Charlie and Ruth Ann Streeval (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Decker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Maria Willis (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cali Pittman, (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Scholl | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaylee Kemp (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, June White | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaleb McCasland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Fisher | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry C. Pippin, Taylor County, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Kay (Sissy) Beams, Greensburg, KY (1963-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susie Bell Shepherd, 67, Russell County, KY (1952-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl "Skip" Haupt (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clay Eugene Beaty, 81, Columbia, KY (1928-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delmas Thomas, Russell Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Abby Perry, Taylor Co., KY (1914 - 2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Rollin Pleas Judd, Green Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Spencer, Adair Co., KY (1933-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Ann Maupin, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Ilene Wariner, Russell Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elvia Bailey Stinson, Chicago, IL (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Lynn Compton, Green Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenyatta Joe Duncan, Taylor County, KY (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Sue Squires Shelton, Green Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Faye Cox, 66, Taylor County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Alexander Allen Graves, Adair Co., KY (1984-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Kelsay McInteer, Adair County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kaye Anderson, Taylor County, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Goode, Cincinnati, Ohio (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell B. Pendleton, Adair County, KY(1967-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karen Sue Orberson, Taylor Co., KY/Marion Co., KY native (1972-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Tarter, 80, Casey County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Dylan Michael Bland, Campbellsville, KY (2004-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Bledsoe, 97, Adair County, KY (1920-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth (Mamie) Jeffries Estes, Greensburg, KY (1927-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTRegular monthly siren test | (ID:57915, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Willie Kathryn Sandusky, 88, Columbia, KY (1931-2019) | (ID:57907, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Argil Luttrell, 83, Windsor, KY (1935-2019) | (ID:57906, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Vivian Eastham, 76, Russell Springs, KY (1942-2019) | (ID:57905, Comment)
Services for Phyllis Groce, 65, Burkesville, KY (1953-2019) | (ID:57909, Comment)
5:00pmCTGenealogical Society meeting: Runaway couples! | (ID:57771, Comment)
5:15pmCTVacation Bible School at Columbia Baptist Church | (ID:57832, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:57823, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Russell Heights Baptist Church | (ID:57854, Comment)
Columbia City Council - Click for Agenda | (ID:57916, Comment)


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.