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LWC Men's Soccer announces 2019 schedule

By Chris Coombs

Lindsey Wilson men's soccer head coach Ray Wells announced the schedule for the upcoming 2019 season on Friday.

An almost even split of home and away matches make up this season's regular-season slate as the Blue Raiders will play six of their 13 games at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.

The season kicks off on Aug. 31 in Pensacola, Florida, as the Blue Raiders take on West Florida. Lindsey Wilson hosts Spring Arbor (Mich.) in their 2019 home opener on Sept. 7. Last season the Cougars were national tournament qualifiers and were ranked No. 10 in the 2018 postseason poll.

The Blue Raiders continue their homestand on Sept. 12 when they welcome John Brown (Ark.) to Columbia.

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2019-08-02 20:10:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Snowberry Clearwing

2019-08-02 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Pen.
Spotted feeding in the Grand Allee at Beckley Creek Park. According to the Wikipedia entry for Hemaris diffinis, the snowberry clearwing moth is "notable for its colorful nicknames. In certain parts of Appalachia, including West Virginia, Hemaris diffinis is known as 'hummingbird moth' or 'flying lobster.'" Google searches also turn up "bumblebee moth" as a common nickname.

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Campbellsville firefighters rescue toddler from house fire

By Josh Claywell, Central Kentucky News Journal

A 2-year-old male child was airlifted to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital following a house fire Monday afternoon on Handley Avenue in Campbellsville. Firefighters and emergency medical services were dispatched at 5:34pmET to the house. Within minutes of arrival, firemen with Campbellsville Fire Rescue were able to find the 2-year-old and get him out of the house.


2019-08-02 20:07:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair County Fair 2019 wraps up with 4-H events

By Tony Rose
Adair County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development State 4-H Communications Day

Congratulations to Noah Newell for receiving a Grand Champion in Senior Natural Resource Demonstration Contest at State 4-H Communications Day held on UK campus on July 13, 2019. Also, congratulations to Kelsay Breeding and Kinzlee Akin for receiving a Red Ribbon rating on their Junior Team Demonstration at State Communications day.

2019 Adair County 4-H Floral Hall Exhibit Results follow:

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2019-08-02 10:55:06 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Five injured in hydroplane incident on Hwy 55

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Columbia, KY - Trooper Clint Bale is investigating a single vehicle injury collision that occurred on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at approximately 7:18pmCT, three miles north of Columbia on Campbellsville Road.

Cheryl Alabusalim, age 47, of Louisville, was operating a 2004 Mitsubishi southbound, when she hydroplaned, left the roadway and struck a guardrail.

The driver and all four passengers, 18-year-old Fatimah Alabusalim and three juveniles, all from Louisville KY, were wearing their seatbelts. They were transported by Adair County EMS to T.J. Health Columbia for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

2019-08-02 10:48:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

KYTC safety reminders for the US 127 yard sale

By Natasha F. Lacy

As Central Kentucky participates in the US 127 Yard Sale on Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4, 2019, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has some reminders for shoppers and other motorists.

First and foremost: No sales or parking on state right of way. It is a safety hazard and also illegal under KRS.177.106. The Cabinet wants to ensure that drivers have the proper amount of sight distance for intersections, driveway entrances and curves. Any encroachment on state right of way requires a permit from the cabinet.

Other reminders:

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2019-08-02 10:44:56 | Comments | Printable version

Green River Animal Shelter receives $1K grant

By Mackenzie Miller

Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation awarded the Green River Animal Shelter with a $1,000 grant from the Animal Shelter Assistance program on Tuesday.

The Green River Animal Shelter plans on using this grant to repair doors and drywall.

"This will really help with the repairs that need to be done to our building," said Roger Firkins, Green River Animal Shelter.

Gale Cowan, Adair County Judge Executive, praised the local and state Cattlemen's Associations: "I want to thank the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association as well as the Adair County's local Cattlemen's Association for the help in obtaining the $1,000 grant for the Animal Shelter. There are several repairs that need to be done at the shelter and this will help out with those. The shelter is always in need of cleaning supplies, animal food, and cat litter."

The Animal Shelter Assistance program is in its ninth year and was funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation.

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2019-08-02 10:31:40 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Two injured in a 2 vehicle collision, Burkesville

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Burkesville, KY (August 2, 2019) - Trooper Jake Harper is investigating a two vehicle injury collision that occurred on August 1st, 2019 at approximately 6:10pmCT on KY 61, six miles south of Burkesville, at the intersection of KY 485.

31 year old John Bernard of Russell Springs was operating a 1996 Peterbilt, east bound on KY 485 when his throttle stuck as he approached the intersection of KY 61.

Bernard was unable to stop before he got to the intersection and pulled into the path of a 2012 Dodge Pickup truck operated by 39 year old Seth Turner of Burkesville.

Turner and female juvenile passenger were transported by EMS to the Cumberland County hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Bernard and 31 year old passenger James Burris were not injured in the collision.

2019-08-02 10:29:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Lane closures to begin on KY 90 bridge in Cumberland Co.

Work also continues on KY 61 structure

By Amber Hale

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 advises motorists that crews will begin performing bridge rehabilitation on the KY 90 structure over the Cumberland River in Burkesville, tonight.

Beginning this evening, Aug. 2, the KY 90 bridge (mile point 14.1) will be reduced to one lane as crews begin work. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers into the overnight hours until barrier walls have been placed, at which time temporary traffic signals will be installed on the east and westbound approaches.

In addition, lane widths will be reduced to 10 feet.

Work continues on the KY 61 structure with the temporary traffic signals remaining in place.

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2019-08-02 10:24:29 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council meeting - August Agenda

By Rhonda Loy, Columbia City Clerk

The regular called meeting of the Columbia City Council - Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The meeting will be called to order, then begin with the roll call, Pledge of Allegiance and time for Citizens Comments.

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2019-08-02 09:34:21 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Freshman Orientation is Mon 5 Aug 2019

By Troy Young, Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School will be hosting its Freshmen Orientation on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6pmCT.

The program will begin at 6pmCT in the gymnasium at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY. Student Ambassadors will help all students and guardians to the gym.

10-12 grade students can pick-up schedules during the day between the hours of 8amCT and 3pmCT.

2019-08-02 09:25:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Time for a plan

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
That has always and continues to be a great idea! However, as with any needed "major" infrastructure improvements in an urban setting, there is the problem of money. Although there are tons of money available from a number of sources, two things are needed:
  1. A current, professionally prepared, overall plan which identifies the totality of those needs and
  2. Community support for the plan
Comments re article 105415 Letter Its time to bury the power lines

2019-08-02 09:22:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: It's time to bury the power lines

Steve Coomer writes:
Cosmetics! The power lines! Linda I know I'm beating a dead horse, but just look at this photo, what a difference underground lines on the square would make! Stanford did it, Greensburg did it, why not Columbia? --Steve
Comments re photo 84620 Discussing Adair Countys historic Courthouse maintenance

2019-08-02 08:02:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Animal Shelter open again

By Bridget Compton

Update 8:45amCT: The power outage was brief, and the Green River Animal Shelter has been reopened for the day.

The Green River Animal Shelter will be closed this morning due to an electrical outage. We will alert the public and media when electricity is restored and the animal shelter can be reopened safely.

2019-08-02 08:00:36 | Comments | Printable version

KSP accepting Trooper Cadet Applications for historic 100th class

By Captain Michael Webb

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is now taking applications for its next Academy class, scheduled to begin in May of 2020. This class will be a historic opportunity as it is the agency's 100th Academy Class since the creation of KSP in 1948. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at

Application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch at 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 no later than by the close of business September 13, 2019.

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2019-08-02 05:57:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Hungry Kids Cafe menu, Saturday morning, 3 Aug

Hungry Kids Cafe menu from Lois Cunningham for Farmers Market on the Square Saturday morning, August 3, 2019:

Free Kids Breakfast:
Pancakes, link sausage and fresh fruit.

Free Kids Lunch menu: a market lunch - everything comes from someone at the market: Brandy’s spaghetti, Coveiw farms vegetables, Caitlin s peasant bread and Blackaby farms blueberry lemon cake.

As always, grownups are welcome to eat for a donation.

2019-08-02 05:56:57 | Comments | Printable version

LWC ISP holds bi-annual New Host Parent Orientation

By Dakota Smith
Assistant Director of ISP

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Lindsey Wilson College's International Student Programs held its bi-annual host family orientation. Several returning host families were able to join Director Sabine Eastham and two brand new families!

Returning LWC student Eveljn Frigotto of Italy stopped by the house at the end of the orientation and gave a beautiful testimony of her experience with ISP and her host family, Jeanne and Charlie Marshburn.

"It really is having a home away from home," said Ms. Frigotto

The orientation was held to go over expectations, meet new staff/families, and really get to know what ISP is all about, as well as networked and listened to great insight by the more seasoned host families.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a host family, contact the International Student Programs at (270) 384-8236.

2019-08-02 05:49:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 2 Aug 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 2, 2019:
Hope for middle course,
enough money for your needs,
not enough for ruin.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 2 August 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2880

2019-08-02 05:35:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mostly sunny, chance of afternoon storms, high 86F

It's currently 66F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog early this morning. Otherwise, it should be mostly sunny today, with a high near 86F and a 30 percent chance of late afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

The chance of rain will diminish overnight, but there's a chance of patchy fog after 2amCT. Partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 66F and light east wind.

There's a chance of fog again Saturday morning, and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pmCT. Otherwise, it should be partly sunny, with a high near 86F and light northeast wind.

Saturday night should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 67F and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1amCT.

2019-08-02 05:34:58 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 2 Aug 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, August 2, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event 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. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 6 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-08-02 05:30:32 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 2
Happy Anniversary to Gene & LaVerne Jessee (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ballou twins, Loretta Adams and Juanita McQueary (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bridgette Long (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bridgette Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Ray | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.T. Stearnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jada Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaireka Annita Shiley Barnett (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Juanita McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maylee Sky Stone (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Morgan (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mindy Wilkerson (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Missy Renfro | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammy Kassem (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. John Dean, Dunnville, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Lynn Holley, 59, Knob Lick, KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin Lester Spoon, 70, Columbia, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alene Whittle Bennett, Russell Co. native (1923-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Lawson, 67, Adair County, KY (1952-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Lile Kessler, Green Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Levi Jared Bennett, Metcalfe Co., KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Matthews Conover, Adair Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Durham, Taylor Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Lee Pittman, Casey Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Allen (Robbie) Long, Green Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew Thomas Lowe, Green Co., KY (1967-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Gosser Melson, Russell Springs, KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kelly Murphy, Casey County, KY, (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Dicken, 59, Glasgow, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Beal , Hustonville, KY (1987-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benita Noel. age 59, Casey County, KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Kenneth Wayne Blythe, Metcalfe Co. (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Blanche Helen Judd Kidd Curry, Green Co., KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Patricia Ann Farris Groves, Green County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. James E. Monin, 87, Jamestown, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Truman Olie Roach, 70, Edmonton, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Marshall Powell, 62, Russell Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orpha Hudson, Russell Springs, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddy L. Floyd, Casey Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Whittom, 59, Metcalfe Co., KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Margaret A. Spoon Lawless, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co. native (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Kay Alexander, 76, Adair County, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip (Phil) C. Hudson II, Columbia, KY (August 2, 1966-October 23, 1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Hutchison | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Rosenbaum (1909) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Tommy Lee Smothers, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTRussell and Casey Counties part of 127 Yard Sale, the World's Longest | (ID:58447, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Donald Ray Hart, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2019) | (ID:58437, Comment)
Services for Herald E. Gabehart, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2019) | (ID:58438, Comment)
11:00amCTRibbon Cutting for new dentist's office on Russell Road | (ID:58398, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Dr. Gary Ervin, 69, Green County, KY (1950-2019) | (ID:58433, Comment)


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