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Roads damaged by heavy rains, caution advised

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

Heavy rains in this evening's thunderstorm caused road damage to Wilson Road and Simpson-Reliford Road in Adair County - please use an alternate route if possible as you travel tonight and tomorrow, July 2 and 3, 2019.

Road tiles have washed out and the roads are dangerous in a couple places. Thanks to Magistrate Daryl Flatt, County Road Foreman Barry Hamlett, and Road Department employee Phillip Cowan for their quick responses.


2019-07-02 23:20:43 | Comments | Printable version

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Driver caution: Please use alternate route if possible



2019-07-02 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan.
Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan sends her thanks to Magistrate Daryl Flatt, County Road Foreman Barry Hamlett, and Road Dept. Employee Phillip Cowan for the quick response after Wilson Road or Simpson-Reliford Road received heavy rains and road tiles washed out. Drivers are advised to use extreme caution on these roads July 2 and 3, 2019 until these roads can be repaired.

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Letter: Great American story

Chris Bennett writes:
One of my favorite all-time books is The Great Bridge, by my favorite author, David McCullough.

It tells the story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the story of the engineers who designed and oversaw its construction. John A. Roebling and Washington Roebling, his son, also built the suspension bridge over the Ohio at Cincinnati.

It is a great American story! --Chris
Comments re photo 84286 Travel Roebling Suspension Bridge


2019-07-02 19:49:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Sherman Greene, 76, Russell Springs, KY (1942-2019)

Sherman Greene of Russell Springs, Kentucky passed away on Monday, July 01, 2019 at his residence. He was 76 years old.

Funeral services will be at 2pmCT on Monday July 08, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, Kentucky.

Visitation will be Monday, July 08, 2019, from 1pmCT until 2pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, Kentucky.


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2019-07-02 19:45:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brenda Knight, 57, Dunnville, KY (1962-2019)

She loved camping, cooking, sewing and taking care of others.

Brenda Knight, of Dunnville, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Casey County Hospital. She was 57 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonET on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Mt. Calvary Community Church, 2166 Calvary Ridge Rd., Yosemite, KY, with Bro. Allen Roberts, Bro. John Robinson and Bro. David Asberry officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6pmET to 9pmET on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, and from 10amET to NoonET on Thursday, July 4, 2019, both at Mt. Calvary Community Church.


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2019-07-02 19:36:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LaTonya Popplewell Scaggs, 43, Russell Springs, KY (1976-2019)

LaTonya Popplewell Scaggs of Russell Springs, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Hospice Care at Russell County Hospital. She was 43 years old.

The funeral service for LaTonya Popplewell Scaggs will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Donald Wilson officiating, and special music by Doyle & Brenda Wilson. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Sunshine.

Visitation is requested at 11amCT on Wednesday.


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2019-07-02 19:30:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: New Kentucky concealed carry law now in effect

By Trooper Billy Gregory

Frankfort, KY - Effective June 28, 2019, citizens of Kentucky were no longer required to have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth. The change came from the 2019 Legislative Session via Senate Bill 150, which removes the requirement for a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon (CCDW) permit.

The new concealed carry law applies to those 21 years of age or older and otherwise qualified to carry a firearm in Kentucky. Restrictions on where the carry of weapons are permitted remains unchanged from the existing CCDW law.*


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2019-07-02 19:26:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

US Ag Secretary tours Kentucky hemp processor

By Sean Southard

Lexington, KY - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Kentucky for an up-close look at the Commonwealth's hemp industry at the invitation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday. Leader McConnell and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hosted Secretary Perdue on a tour of a processor and a research farm.

"I was honored to show Secretary Perdue why Kentucky is the epicenter of the nation's burgeoning hemp industry," Commissioner Quarles said. "Kentucky led the charge to make hemp legal again, and now we've approved more acres for hemp cultivation than any other state. This tour was an opportunity to show Secretary Perdue that the hemp renaissance is real, and it is already generating income and jobs for Kentucky farmers and businesses."

The tour opened Tuesday morning at Commonwealth Extracts in Louisville, which manufactures a variety of products from cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp. On Tuesday afternoon, Secretary Perdue saw hemp in the ground at Spindletop Farm in Lexington, a research farm of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.


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2019-07-02 19:21:26 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Singing Bridge

Susan K Breeding/Washington County writes:
When I was a little girl and going from family in Louisville to Cincinnati we called it the Singing Bridge, it was a toll bridge and cost a dime to cross. --Susan
Comments re photo 84286 Travel Roebling Suspension Bridge


2019-07-02 19:18:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Co. Sheriff's Dept. Activity for June 2019

The Adair County Sheriff's Department has released its Monthly Activity Report for June 2019:
  • 43 Warrants of Arrest Served
  • 6 Criminal Cases Opened
  • 10 Call Response Reports Written
  • 8 Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
  • 7 Non-Injury Accidents Worked
  • 3 Injury Accidents Worked
  • 23 Out of County Transports
  • 15 Citations Written For Criminal Activity
  • 27 Civil Process Papers Served
  • 5 Criminal Summonses Served
  • 7 Subpoenas Served
  • 220 Hours of Court Security Provided
  • 453 Vehicle Inspections Done
  • 19 Animal Complaints
  • 11 Motor Assists
  • 669 911 Calls (5 Alcohol/ Drug Related)


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2019-07-02 09:55:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Kenneth Scott to be on Sports Talk Live and Local

By John Shelley

I really enjoyed the picture of the 1951 Gradyville baseball team provided by Kenneth Scott. The article has prompted me to invite Kenneth as a guest on our Wednesday night, July 3, 2019, Sports Talk Live and Local on 101.9FM or 1270AM, from 5pmCT to 6pmCT.

We are going to have Kenneth in the studio and ask more questions about the team and their travels. It was perfect timing for the picture being right in the middle of the baseball season. I thought you might share this on Columbia Magazine to encourage some listeners.

I also want to say that Scott Bennett and myself have really enjoyed covering the Little League baseball district on the radio and wish the 11 and 12 yr old Adair County team best of luck tonight as they play in the district final against Washington County at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.


2019-07-02 09:52:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mayor provides June report of City activities

By Pamela Hoots, Mayor, City of Columbia

June Report of activities by staff of City of Columbia and Columbia Gas Department:


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2019-07-02 07:48:58 | Comments | Printable version

James Justice, 68, Russell County, KY (1951-2019)

James D. Justice, 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Religious Services will be held at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, Jamestown, KY, at 11amCT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 with Bro. Eric Bradshaw officiating. Friends may visit Tuesday at 5pmCT. Interment at Jamestown Cemetery.


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2019-07-02 07:01:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: Post 15 June 2019 monthly activity report

By Tpr. Nick Hale

During the month of June 2019, there were 27 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

During the month of June 2019, there were:
  • 1207 citations written
  • 213 courtesy notices written
  • 1949 vehicles inspected
  • 551 complaints answered
  • 79 motorists assisted
  • 75 criminal cases opened
  • 276 criminal arrests made
There were four fatal collision during the month of June in the Post 15 area.


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2019-07-02 06:34:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Gradyville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

Gradyville Baptist Church will have FARM FRESH FAITH Vacation Bible School on July 13, 2019 from 9amCT to 4pmCT, with commencement, cookout to follow with bouncy houses and fireworks.

The church is located at 159 Old Gradyville Church Rd, Columbia, KY. For more information, contact Pastor Billy Hewitt at 606-303-5558, or Mike Bennett at 270-250-5222. --Debbie Bennett


2019-07-02 06:29:51 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Class of 1979 reunion registrations due

The ACHS Class of 1979 will be collecting registrations until July 5, 2019. The cost is $25.00 per person.

The reunion will be held on August 31, 2019, at Holmes Bend Lodge in Columbia, KY. For more information contact Kim Goodin at 270-378-2399.


2019-07-02 06:27:40 | Comments | Printable version

Gradyville Baptist Church revival starts Sun 21 July

Gradyville Baptist Church will have Revival on Sunday, July 21, 2019 - ? at 6pmCT nightly. Bro. Steve Warner from Campbellsville, KY will be preaching. You are invited to come out and worship with us.

Church is located at 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY. For more information, contact Pastor: Billy Hewitt at 606-303-5558 --Debbie Bennett


2019-07-02 06:24:57 | Comments | Printable version

Bobby Gene Holt, 80, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2019)

He was the owner of Holt's Mobile Homes, and a member of Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church where he was song leader as well as Sunday school teacher for many years.

Bobby Gene Holt of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 29th, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at Mt Pleasant United Methodist Chrurch, 3882 Hwy 92, Russell Springs, KY, at 11amCT on Thursday, July 4th, with Bro. Bodie Emerson and Bro. John Blakey officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt Pleasant Church Cemetery Russell Springs, KY.

Friends may visit on Wednesday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY, and Thursday from 9amCT to 11amCT at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.


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2019-07-02 06:20:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP increases traffic enforcement during 4th of July Holiday

By Trooper Billy Gregory

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky State Police is participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Fourth of July holiday season.

Beginning on July 3, 2019 and extending through July 5, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. - KSP Troopers will be taking part in a national effort to increase officer presence on Interstate and U.S Highways. Occurring during specific high crash periods, troopers will focus on keeping the roads safe during times of holiday traffic.


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2019-07-02 06:13:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

First leg of long-delayed KentuckyWired finally done

By Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader

An ambitious project to build a high-speed internet network across Kentucky has suffered delays, significant cost overruns and even setbacks from squirrels eating the cable, so officials were glad to finally announce a progress milestone last Friday.

The first section of the project to install more than 3,000 miles of fiber-optic cable around the state is done, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and Gov. Matt Bevin said at a news conference in Lexington. That section, or ring, covers the so-called Golden Triangle bounded by Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati, with a line south to Somerset.

Read more at kentucky.com.


2019-07-02 06:10:36 | Comments | Printable version

Lots of produce at the Extension Office Farmers Market

The Adair County Extension Office Farmers Market is open today from 6amCT until 10amCT at 409 Fairground St, Columbia, KY.

David Herbst writes, "Holly Kerns has cucumbers, squash, cabbage, zucchini, onions and blackberries. Herbst Orchard has peaches."


2019-07-02 05:53:58 | Comments | Printable version

Patchy fog, then mostly sunny, chance of storms, high 87F

It's currently 69F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog this morning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87F and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon and evening. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 71F. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. The chance of storms should diminish after 2amCT.

Wednesday should be partly sunny, with a 50 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday's expected high will be near 87F, with southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday night will be be mostly cloudy, with a low around 69F. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. There's a continued 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2amCT.


2019-07-02 05:52:06 | Comments | Printable version

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 2 July 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 2, 2019:
Well enough to do
what one wants means well enough
to do what needed.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 2 July 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2849


2019-07-02 05:44:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 2 July 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 32 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event 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: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-07-02 05:43:37 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 2
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Phyllis Miller (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Jennifer Appleby (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gene and Sue Ann Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Hershel & Yvonne Keith Harmon (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmy and Geneva Curry (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday to Brayleigh LaShay Mattingly (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, A.L. Sinclair (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Graham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brett Burton (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Wheeler Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Murrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dan Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Wisnar | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jack Harrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James "Clutch" Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Mitchell Bragg (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jameson Brock Miller (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lesa Hagan (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Marcum Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nathan Cape (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, sisters Louella Hutchison Gore and Prudence Hutchison Westholm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vivian Rice | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Wendell R. Cook, Jamestown, KY, native (July 2, 1943 - July 29, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hunter Wayne Hedgespeth, 3, Columbia, KY (2015-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elain Pearl DuBose, 103 years of age, Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Lawrence Dixon, Greensburg, KY (1954-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dan Streeval, Louisville, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae Bell, Taylor Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph James Compton, Breeding, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Rafferty Embry, 85, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl McLean, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George L. Pike, Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kim Dearth Lawson, Casey County, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Tim Perkins, Greensburg, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Grider, Russell County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glee Watson Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Pickett Goodin, Adair Co., KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susan Renee Harrison, Russell County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susan Renee Harrison, Russell County, KY (1965-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Scott Williams, Buffalo, KY (1965-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orville Junior Hughes, 77, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas (Doug) Earl Taylor, Glasgow, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Terry Riggs, 66, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katherine Loy, 81, Adair County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juston Bennett, 71, Columbia, KY (1944-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Damron Johnson, 79, Jabez, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vestora Grant, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Scott Clayton Burton, 31, Adair Co., KY (1984-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Burton, 85, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Doss, 73, Russell Co., KY; Adair native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Carl Johnson, 63, Casey County, KY native (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tammy Lynn Bledsoe, 48, Adair Co., KY (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bradley (Brad) Miller, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joshua Keith Knifley, 32, Taylor Co., KY (1984-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Catherine Gaines, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Milton Blythe, Metcalfe Co./Cumberland Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freida Carol Tate, 63, Adair Co., KY/Casey County, KY native (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby C. Keltner (July 2, 1930 - May 28, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Akin Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birtheday, Mayme Rhinehart Parrigin, Adair Co., KY/Metcalfe native (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTExtension Office Farmers Market | (ID:58222, Comment)
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:57932, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Gradyville Bookmobile run | (ID:57973, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:57937, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Edward Lee (Eddie) Haynes, 73, Campbellsville, KY (1945-2019) | (ID:58204, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Bobby D. Lawless, 80, Jamestown, KY (1939-2019) | (ID:58206, Comment)
11:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Moon Craters (Summer Reading Program) | (ID:57984, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Rev. Gilbert Larimore, Green Co., KY (1928-2019) | (ID:58209, Comment)
Services for Francine Burton, 74, Adair County, KY | (ID:58213, Comment)
Services for Mitch Lee, 58, Green County, KY (1960-2019) | (ID:58215, Comment)

 

























 
 
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