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Adair Co receives $187K In KY Ag Development Funds

By Teresa Bright

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board recently approved $187,000 in Agricultural Development Funds for the 2019 Adair County CAIP program (County Agricultural Investment Program) to be administered by the Adair County Cattlemen's Association.

This program is a 50% cost-share program with a maximum funding of $1,500 per farm operation. CAIP is designed to provide cost-share assistance on practices that increase net farm income and to provide cost-share assistance to try new/innovative technologies or systems to improve farm efficiency and/or productivity.


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2019-08-04 18:16:35 | Comments | Printable version

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Sunset over Elizabethtown, KY



2019-08-04 - Elizabethtown, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Sunset over the courthouse in Elizabethtown, KY this past week. The view is heading south on Hwy 31W toward the Public Square.

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Kevin Spencer singing at Bloomington Chapel Church

Kevin Spencer will be singing at Bloomington Chapel Church on Sunday night August 11, 2019. Service will start at 6pmCT. We want to welcome everyone out for a night of worship in song.

Bloomington Chapel is located 6 1/2 miles up 206 on Snake Creek Road, at 55 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia. --Connie Kemp


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Johnie James (Socks) Biggs, 91, Columbia, KY (1928-2019)

He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean War, a lifetime member of VFW Post 6097, a retired mail carrier and a farmer.

Johnie James "Socks" Biggs of Columbia, died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at T.J. Health Columbia Emergency Room. He was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Lanny Garner & Bro. Rick Shelton officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation is requested after 3pmCT on Monday.


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2019-08-04 13:17:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Vernon J. Walker, 71, Columbia, KY (1948-2019)

Vernon J. Walker of Columbia, Kentucky died Friday, August 2, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family. He was 71 years old.

A celebration of life service will be held in northern Kentucky at a later date.


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2019-08-04 13:08:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Genealogical Society: Huguenots and Their History

By Mike Watson

"Huguenots and Their History" is the next program offered by the Adair County Genealogical Society.

Laura Gupton, local historian and genealogist, will speak to us on the history and formation of the Huguenots, and researching their family data using her own ancestors as examples. Come out to the Adair County Public Library on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5pmCT, for this informative presentation.


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Around Adair: It must have happened in Columbia

Big thanks to Jacob Cowan for transcribing this Around Adair, which includes one of Dad's favorite topics, Columbia's claim to famed writer Mark Twain. His theory was based almost entirely on a single sentence in an out of print Jane Clemens biography, which he spun into a bit of local mythology over the years. Mention of the Dogwood Project would date this column in Fall 1977 or Spring 1978. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

Billy Beer hit Columbia over the weekend, from at least two directions. Real Democrats drank it, sang "Happy Days Are Here Again," and threatened to throw the cans on big Republicans' doorsteps. This is one area where Republicans just don't compete. Looks like they'd at least get a good pop wine.

Another one for the Dogwood Project
We now have pledges to buy at least 327 dogwoods. The latest to be added to the list is Don Moss of State Form Insurance, who is pledging not dogwoods, but money to buy dogwoods. He's putting up $50, and I'm counting that as 25 trees, but it could be as high as 100. And Mayrine Rogers' is committing to buy 50 trees.

Others donating or buying trees so far are Mary Sullivan, Delaval, Fay McKinley, Dr. George Webb, Ed Waggener, Cora Young, and James Brock.



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2019-08-04 08:32:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Randall Scott Pierce, 53, Windsor, KY (1966-2019)

Randall Scott Pierce of Windsor, Ky died Friday, August 2, 2019 at the UK Healthcare in Lexington. He was 53 years old.

The funeral service for Randall Scott Pierce will be held at NoonCT on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Rick Stump officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley's Pleasure Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Monday and from 8amCT on Tuesday until the funeral time at NoonCT.


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2019-08-04 08:25:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Two dead in apparent Taylor County murder/suicide

By Larry J. Smith, General Manager, 99.9 The Big Dawg

A Campbellsville woman was shot and killed in an apparent murder/suicide Saturday night, August 3, 2019 on Lyle Road, between Campbellsville and Columbia.

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that 43 year old Jennifer Bennett of Campbellsville was found lying on the ground with a single gunshot wound.

Police then found 44 year old Anthony Underwood of Hodgenville with a self inflicted gunshot wound.


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2019-08-04 07:31:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

90 years ago: Roads, Water, the Fair, and a real hotel man

As August made its advent and began the slow march toward summer's end, baseball great Babe Ruth tied one record and set another. Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart surrendered a chance for victory in the first ever Women's Air Derby to help a fellow aviator and friendly competitor. The van guard of that "rough beast" later called the Great Depression continued its surreptitious slouch toward Wall Street and Main Street -- and the band played on.

But meanwhile, back in The Shire...


By JIM

Without a doubt, excitement over the upcoming Fair (scheduled for the 13th through the 16th) already danced in the Adair County air that long ago early August. In additional to the sideshows, provided that year by the Ideal Amusement Company, and the usual local attractions -- races, horse shows, agricultural and household exhibitions, and kids' events -- Haag's Might Show, a circus that made an annual stop in Columbia for many years, would give two performances at the fairgrounds the last day. A front page blurb -- possibly a news item, possibly an ad -- stated of the circus in part, "Free parade at noon. Same clowns, same jokes. Do not miss it."

The recent grading of Greensburg Road, the near-completion of same for Burkesville Road, and "the work of surveying the road from this place to the Russell County line,"commenced a few day earlier, brought cheers from the ever-progressive News.

The paper pointed out that with these improvements in transportation, and to an even greater degree once the roads were surfaced, more people than ever would travel to the county seat and "Columbia will take on new life." Already, "The past few Sunday have found numerous people taking advantage of the new roads... A great many visitors from both [Burkesville and Greensburg] may be seen here, and also from Hardin, Warren, Barren, Larue, and other more distant towns."


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2019-08-04 07:17:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 4 Aug 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 4, 2019:
No-nonsense believe
a pull here and a snap there
will straighten things out.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 4 August 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2882


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Man stabbed at Lucky Vista Motel, Campbellsville

By Larry J. Smith, General Manager, 99.9 The Big Dawg

A Taylor County Man was is charged with stabbing another person in the neck with a knife on Saturday.

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that 32 year old Timothy Davis was charged with assault first degree and lodge in the Taylor County Jail. The victim's name has not been released - he was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital.


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2019-08-04 06:57:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 4
Happy Anniversary, Kathy and Keith Greer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Sharon Hamlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ronnie and Jane Grant! (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barack Obama (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Lynn Graves | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Burkhardt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Appleby King | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Felicia VanArsdale (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jack Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Tupman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lori Brandon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Makenna Wheeler (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Grant (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Bradshaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rita Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rosyln Sue Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sierra Blackistone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tennille Hughes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trenton Keene | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Treyton Gist (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dollie Pauline Grant, Glensfork, Adair Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Lankford, Adair County, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Thomas Jim Tom Milby, Summersville, KY (1957-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Ollie Ash, Adair Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dellie Burton, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Anderson, Cumberland Co., KY (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Bybee Appleby Dobbs, Burkesville, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Karnes, Taylor Co., KY (1915 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackson Lowe, Taylor County, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sallie Elizabeth Lowe Whitfield, Adair Co., KY native (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry A. Reeder, 69, Russell Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lynn Tyree, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethelene Zachary, Casey County KY, age 100 (1915-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Agnes Jeffries, Savoyard, KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvus Eugene Kearns, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hylen Norris, 88, Cumberland Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luis Fernando Medrano Alcaraz, 21, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James R. Caulk, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Debbie Bowles Walker, 57, Sulphur Well, KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Adam (Jack) Wooldridge, 87, Russell Co. KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rickey Lynn Cooper, 68, Casey Co, KY/Russell Co., KY native (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Ploss, 70, Breeding, KY/Niskayuna, NY native (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Eileen Wall, 82, Casey County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Wallace Lobb, Green County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Jennings Stines, 40, Green County, KY (1977-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W. Lee Burton, Columbia, KY native (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. James C. Salato, (August 4, 1917 - August 31, 1990) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, August 4, 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:58449, Comment)
10:30amCTRicardo Hughes to sing at Bethany Baptist Church | (ID:58443, Comment)
11:00amCTBlakey Quartet singing at Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene | (ID:58430, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Gene C. Royalty, 89, Jamestown, KY (1929-2019) | (ID:58453, Comment)
Services for Johnny R. Roy, 58, native of Russell County, KY | (ID:58459, Comment)
4:30pmCTPrayer Walks for Adair County Schools | (ID:58452, Comment)
5:30pmCTAnna Harris speaking at Living by Faith Community Church | (ID:58421, Comment)
6:30pmCTJenkins Family singing at Hadley Community Church | (ID:58442, Comment)

 


























 
 
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