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Letter: Swears she did not wash her car...

Peggy Fudge writes:
Linda, I promise I did NOTHING to invite the storms. I am not going to wash the car till next week. Today's weather is on some other guilty party. --Peggy
Comments re article 104906 Storms arriving for July 4th
I believe you, Peggy!! The storm passed, the sun is back out as we near 5pm and the Judge says the fireworks show is still on! - LW

2019-07-04 15:26:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Fireworks 2019 - from the City Cemetery

2019-07-04 - Columbia - Photo by Tiffany Kessler,
The July 4th fireworks show as seen from the City Cemetery looking up Lindsey Wilson hill. It seemed there were more people who shared the idea to view the fireworks from this location this year. The community came together in a larger than usual turnout.

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Adair fireworks show still ON

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

The July 4th Fireworks Show in Adair County is STILL ON for tonight.

We have been in contact with Casey Creek Pyrotechnics and they feel most of the rain should be out of the area by show time!

Pass the word and please come out for a great show. Show will probably start around 8:30-9pmCT, but right at dark.

2019-07-04 15:19:22 | Comments | Printable version

LaWanda Kay Smith, 50, Adair/Taylor Counties, KY (1968-2019)

She loved to sing, dance, and play bingo or slot machines, and stayed active bowling or taking a long, leisurely walk. Ms. Smith had an affectionate heart and loved people, and was certain that everyone she met loved her in return.

LaWanda Kay Smith of Campbellsville, KY, born on September 21, 1968 in Adair County, departed this life on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Louisville. She was 50 years, 9 months, and 9 days of age.

There will be a funeral service to honor her life on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11amCT/12noonET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Entombment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 3878 Old Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 5, from 5-8pmET.

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2019-07-04 15:17:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Photos from the Campbellsville Fourth of July celebration

Larry J. Smith, General Manager of The Big Dawg, FM 99.9 radio, is on the scene for the big Fourth of July Celebration on historic Main Street in downtown Campbellsville, KY, today.

Click headline for photos.

2019-07-04 14:25:18 | Comments | Printable version

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

The Kentucky State Fire Marshal and ATF encourage kentucky residents to safely celebrate the Fourth of July. Sparklers and firecrackers top the list of injury-causing fireworks.

By Krista Locke

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Fire Marshal joins the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in reminding the public to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks.

"To better ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July, the public is encouraged to enjoy firework shows conducted by licensed professionals," said Mike Haney, Kentucky's Fire Marshal and Director of PPC's Division of Fire Prevention. "However, if celebrating at home, be sure to research state and local laws and regulations as they differ from city to city. Before purchasing or using fireworks, check with authorities in your area to find out what is permitted."

Illegal or improperly used fireworks can cause severe injuries or even death. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC,) 121 firework-related deaths have been reported between 2003 and 2018. Last year alone, emergency departments treated an estimated 9,100 firework-related injuries; the majority occurred between June 22 and July 22 with firecrackers being the number one cause of injury.

"Injuries are avoidable," said Haney. "Parents should be mindful that sparklers burn at approximately, 2,000 degrees; hot enough to melt some metals. I'd think twice before handing a sparkler to a child."

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2019-07-04 14:19:47 | Comments | Printable version

State releases progress report on Child Welfare Transformation

By Christina Dettman/Anya Armes Weber

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, has released its one-year report for its Child Welfare Transformation (CWT) efforts, and it shows progress in outcomes for children and a planned path toward greater preventive and community-based care for families.

DCBS Commissioner Eric Clark said the effort began in 2018 in conjunction with several recent legislative gains for the department that provided additional state budget appropriations and improved options and resources for families and children. These gains include improvements such as the "fictive kin" placement option, the codified Foster Youth Bill of Rights, and the improved relative services array.

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2019-07-04 14:15:58 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Drop the mic and move on

Previous column: Carol Perkins: I love jewelry

By Carol Perkins

Betsy Ross flag tennis shoes and Nike have been in the news for days. The company pulled the shoes because the football player who will not stand for the flag "urged" them in that direction. How has that guy managed to gain so much power? He can stretch out under the goalpost during the playing of the National Anthem and I wouldn't care, would you?

This whole knee thing has gotten far too much coverage. Now the media is bashing Nike. In this case, Nike might have decided the shoes were ugly, which they were, and no one would want to wear them, which they wouldn't because they were expensive and remember I've already said they were ugly. One negative voice can be heard over silent ones, but the silent ones find other ways to respond.

I met a young man last week who moved to our county for several reasons, but one was because he needed to get out of the city where a person's opinion can be met, and often is, with violence or intimidation.

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2019-07-04 14:05:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Agencies urge caution regarding consuming distressed fish

By John Mura/Robin Hartman

Frankfort, KY - Due to the July 2 fire at the Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Woodford County, and the anticipated impact on the Kentucky River, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are anticipating impacts to the river, including foaming, discoloration, taste and odor. The agencies are already seeing fish kills, as well as distressed fish and impacts on other aquatic life.

The agencies are urging caution regarding the consumption of distressed fish. The agencies recommend that if you discover fish that appear to be unhealthy or dying, do not capture or use for consumptive purposes. Never consume fish that have already died.

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2019-07-04 13:59:34 | Comments | Printable version

Blakey Quartet to sing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church July 7

The Blakey Quartet will sing at Harrods Fork Baptist Church, 169 Harrods Fork Circle, Columbia, KY, on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 10:30amCT. A potluck lunch will follow the service. Sunday School begins at 9:30amCT.

The pastor, Bro. Michael Lee, and the congregation invite everyone to attend. --Linda Walker

2019-07-04 13:56:21 | Comments | Printable version

Storms arriving on July 4th - should be gone by fireworks

As if the fireworks were not enough, we have the gifts of thunder and storm clouds rolling in at 1:30pm on July 4th. And by 1:45pm we're getting a hard rain.

Peggy Fudge must have gone ahead and washed her car.

Judge Gale Cowan sent word that she's been in discussions with the fireworks company - they have been focused on weather predictions and feel the rain should have moved out of the area for the evening.

Fireworks are still on for this evening, right at dark. - LW

2019-07-04 13:10:43 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Casey County pair arrested on drug charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 11:10amCT, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman arrested Chris Schuber, 35, of Liberty, and Michelle Perry, 36, of Liberty on drug charges.

The incident occurred 19 miles east of Columbia on Sanders Ridge when the search of a residence resulted in locating methamphetamine, a large quantity of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on Charges of:

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2019-07-04 12:03:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Thank You to Search and Rescue

Terry Flatt writes:
The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department would like to say Thank You to the Adair County Search And Rescue for all of their service to our community throughout the years. It has been a pleasure to work along side of you on many calls and we wish you the best! Terry Flatt, Adair County Fire Chief --Terry Flatt, Adair County Fire Chief
Comments re photo 84301 Letter from Adair Search Rescue

2019-07-04 11:52:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 4 July 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 4, 2019:
Hoping for the best,
one exposed to illness keeps
trying to look well.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 4 July 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2851

2019-07-04 08:12:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Letter: Adair Search & Rescue Team being dissolved


I have attached a letter from the Adair Search and Rescue Board of Directors. This letter is to inform the public and fiscal court of the official dissolution of the Adair Search and Rescue Team.

The Adair Search and Rescue Organization has been a great assistance to the community for many years and I would like to thank all current and past members for helping their community.

Thank You,
Mike Keltner, Director
Adair Co. Emergency Management
107 N High Street
Columbia, KY 42728
Mobile (270) 634-4555
Emergency (270) 384-6464
(Click on headline to access the attached letter)

2019-07-04 06:25:26 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 4
Happy Anniversary, Adrian and Shannon Edwards (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Craig and Brittany (Long) Sandusky (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Stephanie Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Loy (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Stearns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Max Downey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Seufert, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle Hall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jakob Turner (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Corbin (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Gilpin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leona Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millard Carney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ova Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Tiller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Business Birthday, Patty's Liberty Road General Store & Deli, (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Earlene Coffey, Jamestown, KY (1944-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floy Cox, Taylor Co., KY (1917 - 2011)< | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackson L. Swears, Taylor Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annabella Marie Laytart , Campbellsville, KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilda Gertrude Foley, Waco, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George-Etta Knight Sullivan, 62, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Jan. 5, 2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Dean Caudill, Casey Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Oakley Phelps, Yosemite, Casey Co., KY (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garry Dicken, Taylor County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John M. Martin, Casey County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Henry Lane, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Manette Holmes, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Harmon, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Ray Wethington, Taylor County, KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Stephens, Russell County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Gene Smith, Russell County, KY (1975-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ina Faye (Redmon) Copley, Columbia, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James L. Cravens, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Walter Gene Hash, 83, Green Co. native (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David James Morgan, 57, Casey County, KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Brenda Lou Caulk Lloyd, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dimple Stalcup Sharp, 89, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Melvin Hixson, Casey Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Joe Perkins, 69, Summer Shade, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Kate (Johnson) Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmund Pendleton "E.P." Waggener, (1904-1959) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTAdair County Clerk's Office closed for July 4 | (ID:58207, Comment)
County Offices closed today for Fourth of July:
  • Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan's office
  • Adair County Road Department
  • Adair County Recycling
  • Green River Animal Shelter
| (ID:58217, Comment)
Adair County Board of Education Central Office closed Thu/Fri | (ID:58220, Comment)
Adair County PVA Office closed today | (ID:58233, Comment)
8:00amCT City of Columbia Offices will be closed today | (ID:58234, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library closed today | (ID:57975, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Bobby Gene Holt, 80, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2019) | (ID:58223, Comment)
Services for Brenda Knight, 57, Dunnville, KY (1962-2019) | (ID:58228, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for John Wesley (J.W.) Spears, 80, Burkesville, KY (1938-2019) | (ID:58232, Comment)
5:00pmCTCU presents: The Secret Garden | (ID:58173, Comment)
7:30pmCTWatch the skies! Fireworks at Adair Fairgrounds begin just after dark | (ID:58123, Comment)


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