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Summer learning at ACES Camp SAFARI

By Debbie Cowan

It may be summer-time but the doors at Adair County Elementary School (ACES) have been open to students the past two weeks for Summer Camp SAFARI. While the mornings have been reserved for reading, math and science class, each afternoon has been filled with a wide variety of activities designed for good, old-fashioned fun.

Students have enjoyed magic shows, a martial arts demonstration and a visit with snakes and other reptiles. They have practiced bicycle safety and enjoyed time outside each day.

Their culinary skills have been challenged as they learned how to make cupcakes and solar powered s'mores ovens as well as home-made ice cream. Art classes have offered students the chance to be creative and learn printmaking.

Working cooperatively while thinking independently, campers have conquered challenges and worked on essential skills such as communication, problem-solving and leadership.


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2019-06-12 09:49:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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2019-06-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Tiffany Kessler.
Tiffany writes, "CURRENT CONDITIONS IN COLUMBIA - A nice summer shower with minor growls of thunder is currently making its way over downtown Columbia"

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William Douglas Merritt, 64, Nashville, TN (1954-2019)

Doug had a passion for helping others, and never met a stranger he couldn't make laugh. He was an avid coffee drinker and a die-hard University of Kentucky fan. His quick wit, kind and compassionate spirit, and infectious smile will be sorely missed.

It is with great sadness that the family of William Douglas "Doug" Merritt announces his passing after a long-term illness on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the age of 64.

A private service will be held for family members only.


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2019-06-12 09:36:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Three from Cumberland County named to SCC Dean's List

By Sarah Modgling Somerset, KY - Somerset Community College is proud to announce the names of those students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester, which concluded in May.

Congratulations to these students for academic excellence. Dean's list honorees include the following Cumberland County residents:
  • Kaitlin Cross
  • Ashley Parrish
  • Hunter Tweedy


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2019-06-12 08:02:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

14 from Russell County named to SCC Dean's List

By Sarah Modgling

Somerset, KY - Somerset Community College is proud to announce the names of those students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester, which concluded in May.

Congratulations to these students for academic excellence. Dean's list honorees include the following Russell County residents:


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2019-06-12 08:00:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Huddleston pleads guilty to multiple charges

From the office of Brian Wright
Commonwealth's Attorny (29th JC)

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Billy Huddleston, Jr. appeared in Adair Circuit Court and entered a guilty plea to multiple charges related to child pornography and video voyeurism. Huddleston, age 47, pled guilty to one (1) count of Video Voyeurism; one (1) count of Voyeurism; two (2) counts of Promoting a Minor Under Age Eighteen (18) in a Sexual Performance; and one (1) count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Promoting a Minor Under Age Sixteen (16) in a Sexual Performance.

Huddleston appeared in Adair Circuit Court with his attorney, Hon. Bethany Stanziano of Columbia, and acknowledged that he was guilty of those charges. Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Wright is recommending that Huddleston serve 20 years in prison for these crimes.

The charges were the result of an investigation led by Columbia Police Officer Charles Greer that began in July 2018. Officer Greer was contacted by individuals at the Wal- Mart in Columbia where Huddleston had allegedly videoed a 16-year old inside the restroom.


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2019-06-12 07:55:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Some more names for the Wheeler Store photos

Leslie Campbell Smith writes:
  • Fourth on row one Carol Strange Brockman, next to her Jerry Gilpin
  • Two left of Sammy Baker is Pete Hamilton
  • Right bottom row, partially hidden is Bobbi Jean Pankey (deceased)
Comments re photo 84037 School day pictures in Wheeler Store Sparksville


2019-06-12 07:50:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Fiscal Court votes 5-2 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales

By Tiffany Kessler

Three years and several attempts later, a surprise motion made during Tuesday night's regular fiscal court meeting resulted in the passage of county-wide alcohol sales on Sunday.

During the "Other Business" portion of the meeting, Magistrate Chris Reeder addressed the topic because he says business owners have been contacting him.

"It doesn't make a difference to me personally," Reeder said to the court, "but I have business owners and there are more of them coming. It's not a matter of selling alcohol, it's now a matter of who is going to get the revenue from it."


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Parnell Commercial Driving School opens at Mister P

By Linda Waggeneer

The Mister "P" Express family is proud to announce the opening of the Parnell Commercial Driving School, a certified CDL program and commercial driving school. The state-of-the-art training center on its 35-acre campus in River Ridge, Jeffersonville, IN, will allow for up to a hundred students at a time.

Adair County native Allan Parnell, founder and chairman of Mister "P" Express, and his daughter, President and CEO of Mister "P" Express, Cynthia Parnell Collier, started the driver training school in 2006 and as it grew, they determined the training school would expand to fill a need in the trucking industry market.

Their statistics show a driver shortage across America that numbers a hundred thousand jobs going unfilled for the lack of certified professional, safe drivers ready to move merchandise.


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2019-06-12 05:36:32 | Comments | Printable version

Video: KY chef Edward Lee promotes healthy eating

By Darla Carter, Insider Louisville

Louisville chef and restaurateur Edward Lee is cooking up something new -- an educational video encouraging parents to feed their children nutritious meals and snacks. The video is the latest in a series by Operation Parent, a Kentucky nonprofit working to empower parents.



In the video, Lee advocates replacing empty calories with more healthful fare to promote better behavior and long life, avoid obesity, boost academic performance and ward off diseases in children.

Read more at insiderlouisville.com


2019-06-12 05:26:44 | Comments | Printable version

Beshear calls on Kentuckians to recognize, report elder abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, is a chance to raise awareness, protect seniors from abuse.

By Crystal Staley/Kenneth Mansfield

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on Kentuckians, organizations and communities to join his office in raising awareness of senior abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Kentuckians are urged to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, by learning how to properly recognize and report the crime.

Beshear said it is shameful that every year, across the country, an estimated one in 10 elderly Americans are victims of abuse.

"Ahead of this year's Elder Abuse Awareness Day, I ask Kentuckians to take time to help us stop senior abuse by learning the signs of abuse and how to report it," said Beshear. "One report, one phone call can help save a senior from financial ruin or possibly save their life."


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2019-06-12 05:22:29 | Comments | Printable version

Marcia Beard, 82, Taylor Co., KY native (1936-2019)

In her younger days she enjoyed golfing and playing cards with her friends. She dearly loved her family and her little dog, Georgie.

Marcia Beard of Glasgow passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. She was 82 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bridget Groce. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 11amET until 2pmET on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2019-06-12 05:13:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Danny Miller, 66, Russell Co., KY native (1953-2019)

He was member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church and a truck driver for many different dump truck companies.

Danny Miller of Cincinnati, formerly of Russell County, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Lakeridge Acres in Cincinnati. He was 66 years old.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:30pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Scott Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in McClister Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Thursday.


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2019-06-12 05:07:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lucian B. Smith, 77, Columbia, KY (1941-2019)

L.B. was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and a former heavy machinery operator for many different construction companies.

Lucian B. "L.B." Smith, of Columbia, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was 77 years old.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Daniel Murphy delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday.


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2019-06-12 05:02:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Michael Janes, 62, Edmonton, KY (1957-2019)

Michael was a member of Chestnut Grove Christian Church and a former employee of Topps Sewing Factory in Edmonton.

Michael Janes of Edmonton, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at The Medical Center Caverna in Horse Cave. He was 62 years old.

At Michael's request, cremation has been chosen and no services will be held.


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2019-06-12 04:57:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fiscal Court: Second reading of amended budget Tue 25 Jun

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will have second reading and adoption of a budget amendment to amend the 2018-2019 budget by $287,938.60 to include unbudgeted receipts and expenditures on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4pmCT, in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting is open to the public.


2019-06-12 04:54:56 | Comments | Printable version

Gayde enters guilty plea in Adair Circuit Court

From the office of Brian Wright
Commonwealth's Attorny (29th JC)

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Joshua David Gayde appeared in Adair Circuit Court and entered a guilty plea to nine charges involving sex crimes against a minor child. Gayde, age 36, pled guilty to four counts of First-Degree Rape involving a child under 12 years old and five counts of First-Degree Sexual Abuse involving a child under 12 years old.

Gayde appeared in Adair Circuit Court Tuesday morning with his attorney, Hon. Bethany Stanziano of Columbia. Gayde stood before Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy and acknowledged that he was guilty of all charges contained in the indictment that was returned against him last year.

Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Wright is recommending that Gayde serve 23 years and 6 months in prison for these crimes.


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2019-06-12 04:53:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Lots of names added to the Wheeler Store photos

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
  • The gentleman to the left of Shorty Hamilton is his twin brother, Pete Hamilton.
  • Above Pete is J D Strange.
  • Above Shorty is G C McKinney.
  • Above G C is David Melton.
  • Above David is Dr. Jerry Gilpin.
  • One space to the left of Jerry is Carol Strange Brockman, J D's sister.
  • To the right of Jerry and sporting the flattop is Me.
  • Third row from top and first row on the right is the late Dwight Janes.
  • Second row from top and the very left is the late Ruby Baker Rodgers.
--BJF
Comments re photo 84037 School day pictures in Wheeler Store Sparksville

So happy to have these names, Billy Joe, including your own! And Henrietta said she thinks that in the center of the next to last row is a family photo of Codell, Coa Jane and Keena Jo Phipps. -- LW


2019-06-12 04:47:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Chance of showers and storms today, high 74F

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. There's an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Any strong storm will be capable of producing locally gusty winds and some small hail. High near 74F today with light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

The chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm continues tonight. Low around 57F. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Thursday brings a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8amCT. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 67F. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Thursday night should be Mostly clear, with a 20% chance of showers before 8pmCT. Thursday night's low will be around 48F. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light in the evening.


2019-06-12 04:45:14 | Comments | Printable version

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - 12 June 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 12, 2019:
Keep secrets secret
from those who will be disturbed
by knowing too much.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 12 June 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2829


2019-06-12 04:39:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 12 June 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 95 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 75 events District Court.
  • Green County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 35 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 81 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-06-12 04:38:50 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 12
Happy Anniversary, Brent Geoffrey and Brandy Thompson (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Roger and Amanda Firkins (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony and Lorene Martens (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anita Marie Grace George (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Withers Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Raikes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Bennett (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Bean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Claire Bryant (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Ford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacy Corbin Wilson (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelci Rhea Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristina Nichole Burton (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Jean Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tasha Burton and Trisha Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Keltner, Taylor County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Garfield Gosser, Sr., Russell Springs, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Charlotte Hodges, Greensburg, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Lee Dial, Adair Co., KY, native (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald H. Samuel, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Clifford Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty J. Williams, Clementsville, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Hadley, Adair County, KY (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. James D. Small, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby D. Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Gadberry, 81, Adair County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny K. Johnson, Russell County, KY native, Columbia, KY, (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren G. Carter, 90, Burkesville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren G. Carter, Burkesville, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ron Coleman, Taylor County, KY (1948 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Russell Keith Gilbert, Cumberland Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roger Dean Emerick , Campbellsville, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. David Lyons, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth K. (Kitty) Bloyd, 88, Green County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Marie Key, 50, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Ann Beams, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marty S. York, 67, Marrowbone, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Ramey Varney, formerly of Russell County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, In Memory Birthday, Maxine Riddle, Adair Co., KY (1931-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Avon Hulse Keltner, Taylor Co., KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Hwy 206 Bookmobile run | (ID:57959, Comment)
10:00amCTFarmers Market on the Square, 10amCT-4pmCT | (ID:57938, Comment)
Adair County Public Library: Story Time | (ID:57960, Comment)
Services for Billy Gosser, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2019) | (ID:58016, Comment)
Services for Barbara Wright, 76, Campbellsville, KY (1943-2019) | (ID:58024, Comment)
Services for Terry Dee Thompson, 61, Green County, KY (1957-2019) | (ID:58055, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Jerry Warren Cross, 61, Green County, KY (1958-2019) | (ID:58026, Comment)
Services for Tony Haskin Coomer, 65, Campbellsville, KY native (1954-2019) | (ID:58041, Comment)
Services for Jerry Warren Cross, 61, Barren Co., KY (1958-2019) | (ID:58042, Comment)
Services for Kay Stephens Curry, 78, Greensburg, KY (1940-2019) | (ID:58043, Comment)
6:00pmCTBible School at Knifley Chapel BIC Church | (ID:57923, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Hadley Community Church | (ID:58021, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Charity Baptist Church | (ID:58029, Comment)

 

























 
 
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