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Dryer Ball Workshop at Extension Office

By Tony Rose

A Dryer Ball Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. Time for workshop will be 6pmCT to 7:30pmCT at the Extension Office located at 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. Cost of the workshop is $30 per participants.

To register for workshop contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-384-2317. Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.Kentucky Proud Shetland wool will be used to create a set of dryer balls.

Each participant will use washed wool, learn to hand card wool, and create dryer balls. Participants will leave the workshop with a set of dryer balls ready to wash, dry and begin using in their daily laundry.


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2019-08-05 18:38:45 | Comments | Printable version

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2019-08-05 - Sedona, AZ - Photo by Barbara Shepherd.
Barbara writes, "Built into the buttes of Sedona, The Chapel of the Holy Cross welcomes another sunrise in a spectacular yet unopposing nature."

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KSP: Injury Collision in Work Zone on KY90 in Cumberland Co.

By Sergeant Jason Morris

Burkesville, KY - Kentucky State Police investigated a multiple vehicle injury collision Friday in the city limits of Burkesville on KY90 at 9:54pmCT.

Preliminary investigation indicates 49 year-old Del Quinton Warner of Liberty was operating a 2016 Peterbilt truck and trailer traveling west on KY 90 when he entered a work zone where workers were present working on the bridge.

For an unknown reason, Warner struck the barrier wall causing his steering tire to blow out. Warner's vehicle continued down the barrier wall where he sideswiped a crane being operated by 28 year-old Zachary Waford of Shelbyville.

Warner's vehicle continued west on KY90 striking a Chevrolet pickup and guardrail before striking the front of a GMC Yukon causing a chain reaction striking a Ford F250 all of which were unoccupied. A construction worker, Kevin Zikes, of Fisherville, was injured when he attempted to avoid the collision by leaping over the guardrail.


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2019-08-05 18:36:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Felted Soap Workshop at Extension Office

By Tony Rose

A Felted Soap Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. Time for the workshop will be from 5pmCT to 6:30pmCT at the Extension Office located at 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. Cost of the workshop is $15 per participant.

To register for the workshop contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-384-2317. Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Kentucky Proud Shetland wool will be used to create a bar of felted soap. Each participant will use raw wool, learn to process the raw wool into a usable product and leave the workshop with a bar of felted soap for their personal use. If participants have skin allergies or require the use of a particular brand of soap, they should bring their own bar of soap. Otherwise, the soap will be provided.


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2019-08-05 18:25:16 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville funeral home reopens under new ownership

The former Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home which closed last year is reopening as Auberry-Gupton & Chandler Funeral Home.

A ribbon cutting and afternoon open house is scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2019, from noon until 7pmET at the 503 East Main Street, Campbellsville, KY location.


2019-08-05 15:27:11 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: How many days of fog so far?

Maury E Lewis writes:
How many days of fog have we already had in August? How many are counting? Inquiring minds want to know where this fog day came from? --Melewi

Maury, I hope someone has kept count and will send in the number - a mention was made this morning that the number of foggy days will be equal to the number of snow days - or something like that. Thanks for your good questions - LW


2019-08-05 13:31:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

William Thomas Gilpin, 85, Casey County, KY (1933-2019)

William Thomas Gilpin, age 85, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday August 4, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held 1pmCT/2pmET Tuesday August 6, 2019 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Homer Hecht officiating. Visitation opens at 11am prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery with Military Rites performed by the Casey County Honor Guard.


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2019-08-05 12:55:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: Post 15 July 2019 monthly activity report

By Tpr. Nick Hale

During the month of July 2019, there were 20 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 July 2019, there were:
  • 1081 citations written
  • 301 courtesy notices written
  • 1778 vehicles inspected
  • 599 complaints answered
  • 78 motorists assisted
  • 55 criminal cases opened
  • 211 criminal arrests made
There were two fatal collisions during the month of July in the Post 15 area.


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2019-08-05 11:56:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair to receive $42K in excess LGEAF revenue

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties and 122 municipalities that qualify to receive funds from the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF) coal severance program.

As an Impact County, Adair will receive $42,264.44 from the program. The City of Columbia should receive $4,696.05.

The LGEAF is a program of revenue sharing for Kentucky counties and cities. The LGEAF returns a portion of state collected coal and non-coal mineral severance taxes to eligible local governments in accordance with KRS 42.450 - KRS 42.495. Eligibility in the LGEAF coal severance program occurs if a county is a coal "producer" or if there is significant transportation of coal through the county ("impact county"). The status of all counties is evaluated quarterly.

LGEA Funds can be used by local governments to address needs in the following priority categories: public safety, environmental protection, public transportation, health, recreation, libraries and educational facilities, social services, industrial and economic development, and workforce training.


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2019-08-05 11:53:14 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Burkesville collision results in 2 fatalities

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Burkesville, KY - Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2019, at approximately 1:22pmCT, four miles west of Burkesville on HWY 90.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 41 year old Susan Harper, along with 42 year old passenger Joseph Curry, both of Edmonton, were travelling east bound on KY HWY 90 in a 1995 GEO Tracker. Harper's vehicle struck rumble strips on the right shoulder of the roadway causing her to overcorrect and cross the west bound lane into the path of a 2011 Chevy Pickup truck operated by 30 year old Robert Hostetler of Burkesville.


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2019-08-05 11:37:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

National Drought Forum to be held in September

The Kentucky Division of Water, Western Kentucky University, and The National Weather Service will co-host the event at WKU's Knicely Conference Center.

By John Mura/Robin Hartman

Frankfort, KY -. (Aug. 5, 2019) - Scientists and policymakers from across the nation, including those from the Kentucky Division of Water, will gather at Western Kentucky University's Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green September 17-19, 2019 to address topics and issues associated with drought.

The biennial U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) forum will address administrative issues, incorporate the latest scientific advances in drought monitoring, and solicit recommendations from users on how the USDM can improve its drought-monitoring functions.

NOAA's National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) & National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) are partnering with the Kentucky Climate Center in WKU's Department of Geography and Geology and the Kentucky Division of Water to host the forum.


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2019-08-05 11:35:43 | Comments | Printable version

Siren test will be at usual time, fog should rise by then

By Mike Keltner

The regular monthly Adair County siren test will be conducted Today, Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 10amCT. We expect the fog to rise by that time.


2019-08-05 08:20:00 | Comments | Printable version

Wayne Payton, 62, Casey County, KY (1957-2019)

Wayne Payton, of Liberty, KY passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at age 62.

The funeral service will be held at 12noonCT/1pmET on Monday, August 5, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Wethington officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Visitation before the service.

Pallbearers will be Ricky George, Ken, Donald Clements, Bryan Payton, Ricky Dale Payton and Matthew Payton.


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2019-08-05 08:05:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tribe K-6 Football Camp is Sat 10 Aug

By Dean Craig

Adair County Youth Football will hold Tribe Football Camp on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the ACMS Football Field at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY, starting at 8amCT. The camp is for grades K-6, and is free to local youth. For more information, call 270-250-5961.


2019-08-05 07:49:01 | Comments | Printable version

Ronnel Lee Benningfield, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2019)

Ronnel Lee Benningfield of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was 79 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. James E. Jones. Burial will follow in the Benningfield Family Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2019-08-05 07:36:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACES Open House

By Alice Curry

Adair County Elementary School will hold an Open House for parents and students tonight, Monday, August 5, 2019, from 4pmCT to 6pmCT.

Adair County Elementary School is located at 870 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.


2019-08-05 07:29:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Ricky Brooks, Metcalfe County, KY Sheriff (1979-2019)

He was retired from the Kentucky State Police, a US Army veteran and was the present Metcalfe County Sheriff.


Ricky Monroe Brooks, age 40, of Center, KY passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Butler Funeral home in Edmonton with burial in the Asbury-Center Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8pm Monday and after 9am Tuesday at the funeral home.


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2019-08-05 06:54:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Youth Agricultural Incentives Program

By Teresa Bright

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board recently approved $30,000 in Ag Development Funds for an Adair County Youth Agricultural Incentives Program.

This program was developed to facilitate a growing need for to encourage youth to engage in and explore agricultural opportunities. This is a cost-share program, and youth must be enrolled in elementary, middle or high school, or home school and be at least 9 years of age on January 1, 2019.

Applications for the Youth Ag Incentives program will be available August 12 through August 30, 2019 at the Adair County Extension Office located at 409 Fairground Street in Columbia during regular business hours. For information contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317.


2019-08-05 06:43:50 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Dogwood Dates

Jim writes:
This column must have appeared in November 1977. In Ed's November 8 "Around Adair" column (in the Adair County News), he mentioned that pledges had been made for 232 dogwoods.

The following week (November 15), the "It Happened Last Week in News" columnist reported the number pledged had nearly tripled and then stood at 646 trees.

For the record, Billy Beer was introduced in July 1977 and likely hit Lebanon and points south within a matter of days. (Inumberable jokes about the beverage soon made the scene, few of which were fitten for young eyes or ears.) --Jim
Comments re article 105442 Around Adair It must have happened in Columbia


2019-08-05 06:42:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Melody I. Coffey, 64, Russell Springs, KY (1955-2019)

Melody I. Coffey of Russell Springs, died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was 64 years old.

The funeral service for Melody I. Coffey will be held at 11amCT on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the Salem United Baptist Church with Bro. Larold Gosser, Bro. Troy Coffey, and Bro. Andy Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Tuesday at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, and after 9amCT on Wednedsay at the church.


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2019-08-05 06:37:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Flags to half-staff to honor victims of shootings

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - The Governor's office has announced that in accordance with the proclamation by President Trump, and with respect for the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio, both American and state flags at public office buildings are to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on August 8, 2019, to honor the victims and their families.


2019-08-05 06:29:19 | Comments | Printable version

Fog then sunny today, high 88F

It's currently 66F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for areas of fog before 8amCT. Otherwise, it should be sunny today, with a high near 88F. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

It should be mostly clear tonight, with an overnight low around 65F and calm wind. Patchy fog could return after 3amCT.

Tuesday will bring increasing clouds, with a high near 85F and calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday night, mainly after 1amCT. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67F. Light southwest wind.


2019-08-05 06:26:52 | Comments | Printable version

Today - MONDAY with CM - 5 Aug 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 5, 2019:
By not asking them,
some can be managed to tell
what you want to know.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 5 August 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2883


2019-08-05 06:22:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 5 Aug 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, August 5, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 61 events 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. 13 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. 139 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 43 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-08-05 06:20:04 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 5
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Kim Downs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna George | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Stotts (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey James Bryant (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben Coomer (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Salato Myers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay Nye Ferguson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Brockman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Scott Gupton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danita Riter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daryl Ray Rooks | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Brockman Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fanny Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Greg Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harold F. "Fred" Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hortense Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jarrett Brockman (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Sapp Fawcett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leanna Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lelia Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsey Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roselyn Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Elizabeth Brockman (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Will Shepherd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zowi Martin (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Venetta Barnett, Campbellsville, KY (February 12, 1913 - August 5, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethel L. Hammond, 91, Russell Co., KY native (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karen Gail Sapp Fawcett, Campbellsville, KY (1956-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Porter Lee Hamlett, Columbia, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Irene Thomas, Jamestown, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Louise George (August 5, 1934 - January 14, 2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fannie L. Curry, Columbia, KY (1910) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Faye Ballard, Casey Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Stephen "Steve" Wheeler, Adair Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Hope Tarter, Casey County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Luttrell, Casey Co., KY native (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Cox Davis, Casey County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, May Rock, Tayor County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alfred Bryant, Green County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Walter Richard Groce, Cumberland Co. KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Elizabeth Glover, Taylor County, KY (1936-2013)= | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Jean Hodge, Russell Co., KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dimple Jane Gilbert, Russell County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iris Jeanette Shepherd, 85, Russell Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Caudell, 86, Taylor County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Trebor, 89, Russell Co., KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Tina Rose Penick, 52, Summersville, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger E. Poynter, 61, Metcalfe Co., KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Richie) Bennett, 38, Adair Co., KY (1978-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charlie T. Warren, Taylor Co., KY/LaRue Co., KY native (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Duncan Rand, Adair Co, KY/Oxford Co., ME, native (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Llera, Cumberland County, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Leroy Jennings, 69, Metcalfe Co., KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Faye Mann Wilson, 73, Russell Co., KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lori Bragg, 54, Columbia, KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lori Stephens Bragg, 54, Columbia, KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Hope Hamilton, 72, Taylor County, KY (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Burton, 86, Adair County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Lee Franklin, 70, Russell County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Edward (Jim) Davidson, 65, Cumberland County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sonny Dale Tucker, 70, Casey County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTACHS: Schedules available for pickup for grades 10-12, 8amCT to 3pmCT today | (ID:58455, Comment)
10:00amCT Adair County Jail Committee to meet Monday, 5 Aug | (ID:58435, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Fred Logan Waddle, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2019) | (ID:58457, Comment)
Services for Wayne Payton, 62, Casey County, KY (1957-2019) | (ID:58470, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair County Elementary School Open House | (ID:58467, Comment)
5:00pmCTGenealogical Society meeting: Huguenots and Their History | (ID:58461, Comment)
6:00pmCTACHS Freshman Orientation | (ID:58454, Comment)
Columbia City Council meeting, click for Agenda | (ID:58464, Comment)

 

























 
 
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