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Letter: Large White Dog Spotted Along Parkway

Robert Cumming writes:
If anyone is missing their large (50+lb) solid white dog in Columbia, I spotted one walking slowly along the emergency lane at the Exit 49 Cumberland Parkway westbound entrance ramp about 5:30pm this evening. --Robert


2019-08-07 21:18:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Jaime Curry, 41, and her husband Joey Curry, 42



2019-08-07 - Photo from the family.
Joint graveside services will be held for Joseph Anthony Curry, 42, his wife Jaime Harper Curry, 41, at 1pmCT Thursday at the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens.

A celebration of life gathering will be held immediately following the graveside service at the Edmonton Baptist Church.

There will be no visitation prior to the graveside services.

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Joey & Jaime Curry joint funeral services, Edmonton, KY

Joseph Anthony Curry, 42, and his wife Jaime Harper Curry, 41, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 near Burkesville, KY as the result of an automobile accident.

Joint graveside services for Joey and Jaime will be conducted at 1pmCT Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life gathering will be held immediately following the graveside service at the Edmonton Baptist Church. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside services.


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2019-08-07 19:56:07 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: DUI felony arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens

Officers responded to Carrie Bollin Drive and Russell Road shortly before 6:30amCT on Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019, after a call of an individual who appeared asleep behind the wheel at the stop sign on Carrie Bollin Drive.

Officers made contact with Stephen West, 57, of Russell Springs, who was passed out behind the wheel of a 2002 Red Ford Ranger. After being awoken, West showed signs of intoxication while speaking with officers. West admitted to officers to previously using marijuana as well as methamphetamine.


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2019-08-07 17:46:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mayor Hoots, Chief Cross commend retiring Sgt. Roy

By Tiffany Collins

Sergeant Gary Roy has officially retired from the Columbia City Police Department after having served over twenty years, starting in patrol and gradually promoted to sergeant.

During his tenure with the Columbia City Police Department, he has worked with various patrol units and handled various administrative duties including the scheduling for all officers.


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2019-08-07 16:43:08 | Comments | Printable version

13th Annual Wares Fair, Thu 22 Aug 2019

By Ellen Zornes, President
Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce and Lindsey Wilson College will host the 13th annual Wares Fair in the Holloway Health and Wellness Center from 6pmCT until 8pmCT.

Each participating business will be provided "booth" space approximately l0' X 10' with a table and two chairs. This is an opportunity for area businesses to show the students, faculty, and staff members at the College what goods and services are available here in our community.

There is a $50 fee for non-Chamber member businesses. There is no charge for Chamber members to set up a booth. All participant businesses are required to donate a door prize with a retail value of at least $25.

To assure a booth at the Wares Fair, reserve space with Abe Cross, Health and Wellness Center by August 20, 2018.


2019-08-07 13:57:00 | Comments | Printable version

Vice President Mike Pence to visit state

On Thursday, August 8th, Vice President Pence will travel to Manchester, KY. At NoonET, The Vice President will visit Eastern Kentucky University where he will join Gov. Matt Bevin, Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for a briefing on the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program.

The IRT program is a Department of Defense project that partners with towns across the country to provide medical care and infrastructure needs to rural and underprivileged communities.

Following the briefing, the Vice President will deliver remarks on the opioid crisis, and how Kentucky is responding. Later that day the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C.


2019-08-07 13:52:25 | Comments | Printable version

KY Afield Video: Fishing Report for Aug 7, 2019



This week's fishing report includes updates and tips for Green River Lake, Lake Cumberland, Barren River Lake, plus Cumberland River, Green River, and Barren River.


2019-08-07 13:50:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

KI-HIPP to subsidize low income health insurance

These government subsidies are designed to help Medicaid recipients pay for health insurance coverage offered through their employers.

By Christina Dettman/Jordan Rowe

Frankfort, KY - - In line with its commitment to support improved health outcomes for Kentuckians, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has launched a new Medicaid program, The Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment (KI-HIPP), to help eligible Medicaid members cover the cost of an employer-sponsored health insurance plan.

Kentuckians qualify for KI-HIPP if they or a member of their household are eligible for Medicaid and have access to comprehensive and cost-effective health insurance through their job. When a member enrolls, KI-HIPP pays them for their share of the cost of the insurance premium.


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2019-08-07 12:54:53 | Comments | Printable version

The Pact addresses bullying, suicide, and substance use

The Pact addresses bullying, suicide, and substance use Film project aims to help raise awareness, help teens cope with emotional distress.

By Christina Dettman/Beth Fisher

Frankfort, KY - A new project is under way to help Kentucky high school students learn more about prevention and healthy coping strategies to deal with bullying, substance use, and teen suicide through a creative partnership with the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (BHDID), the state's Regional Prevention Centers, HoriZen Media, and The Rising Center.

Filming for an original 12-episode video series known as The Pact, envisioned as an educational resource for high school students, began in late May at various locations around Breathitt County. The videos, which follow a story arc examining the complex friendships between the series' main characters, use storytelling to facilitate learning and building coping mechanisms for young people dealing with the realities and stresses of the teenage years.

"The Pact covers relevant topics such as suicide, substance use, sexual violence, trauma, bullying, the discrimination experienced by marginalized populations, and more - but models positive behaviors, coping mechanisms, and strategies to overcome these issues," said Koleen Slusher, director of the Division of Behavioral Health in BHDID.


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2019-08-07 12:44:45 | Comments | Printable version

BackPack Program provides for the weekend

For more information about the BackPack Program, or to sponsor a child in Adair County for this school year, visit feedingamericaky.org, call 270-769-6997 or toll free 877-532-2767.

By Jamie Sizemore

As the month of August begins, so does another school year. New clothes and shoes are a must, as well as a book bag filled with the necessary school supplies. School children, all decked out with their new things, look forward to seeing classmates after the long summer break.

Unfortunately, though, there will be a group of kids, at each school, in every grade, who will look forward to having a constant supply of adequate food every school week in their book bag.

One in five children who live in central, south central, and western Kentucky are food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. Those who attend school have breakfast and lunch covered, but when Friday rolls around, anxiety sets in.

For that one child, it's not what time will we eat over the weekend, but will there be enough food in the house, if any, to eat.

To help alleviate food insecurity in children, school professionals and guardians turn to Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland (FAKH) for the BackPack Program. Through this program, pre-packed bags of 12-15 kid-friendly, single serve food items are discretely placed in the child's backpack on the last day of the school week, with the goal to help and feed the child over the weekend.


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2019-08-07 12:28:19 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Just wondering?

Ken Gilpin writes:
Saw the note about the foggy mornings and how they relate to winter storms. Someone mentioned that 37 foggy mornings were counted in Fairplay. Hmmm, does the Fairplay calendar have more days in the month than everywhere else? Just how did they get those 37 mornings in a 31 day month? Just wondering. --Ken


2019-08-07 12:19:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Robert Eldred Ware, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019)

Bob's family and community were very important to him; he had served many years on the local school and bank boards. He loved nature and the outdoors and photographed many wildflowers on his travels in the Smoky Mountains and many other locations.

Robert Eldred "Bob" Ware of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at his home. He was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 8pmET on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Pastor Jason Roop. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason, Michigan.

Visitation is requested from 6pmET until 8pmET on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2019-08-07 12:16:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Nancy Thomas Murphy, 86, Burkesville, KY (1933-2019)

Mrs. Nancy Thomas Murphy of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at the Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky. She was 86 years old.

The funeral service for Nancy Thomas Murphy will be conducted on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 1pmCT in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends after 2pmCT on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 until the funeral hour on Thursday.


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2019-08-07 12:11:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jerry Lee Spaw, 61, Russell Springs, KY (1957-2019)

Jerry Lee Spaw of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, at his residence. He was 61 years old.

No services are planned.


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2019-08-07 12:07:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kentucky State Parks will be at 2019 Kentucky State Fair

By Gil Lawson

Louisville, KY - Fans of Kentucky State Parks are invited to visit the parks' booth at the 2019 Kentucky State Fair to register to win prizes.

The Kentucky State Park booth will be in the South Wing with the Pride of the Counties display during the fair Aug. 15-25. Park staff members will be on hand to answer questions about parks and park events.

Visitors who sign up for the state park newsletter during the fair will have their names entered in a drawing for these prizes: A 2-night stay at a state park cottage, a 1-night stay at a park lodge, 2 nights at a park campground, a round of golf for two people, a family season pool pass good at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville and a stuffed toy fox.


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2019-08-07 12:04:59 | Comments | Printable version

Nuisance Committee Meeting

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Nuisance Committee will meet at 9amCT on Friday, August 9, 2019, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.


2019-08-07 12:03:00 | Comments | Printable version

New Methodist Pastor and family welcomed to the community

By George Kolbenschlag

When they arrived in Columbia in late June The Reverend Rob Hoffman and his family immediately felt welcome. Hoffman, the new pastor at Columbia United Methodist Church, found people here, "very accepting, both at the church and in the community at large."

"Our welcome in Adair County has been comforting and reassuring. People who don't even know us have welcomed us and helped us with the issues involved in coming to a new community," he added.

Pastor Hoffman and his family are used to new experiences. He came from a wide-ranging service background including pastorates in small rural churches, in the coal country of eastern Kentucky and in inner-city Louisville. He says his diverse background confirms his belief that "People are people, and we all have to deal with some of the same issues. It does not matter where we live. Our basic needs are the same whether it's in the valleys of eastern Kentucky, in the inner-cities, or in Adair County. Most of us just want to be able to work for a living, earn enough to support our families and find satisfaction in what we do."

Hoffman, his wife, Tracy, and their three children, Maggie, Georgia and Sam, brought with them an avid interest in community service and a desire to serve the Lord wherever they are.


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2019-08-07 08:33:17 | Comments | Printable version

J.D. Paxton, 70, Greensburg, KY (1949-2019)

He retired from teaching at Grayson County High School. He enjoyed reading, loved to watch old western movies and to keep up with the news.

J.D. Paxton passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was 70 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10amCT on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court St., Greensburg, KY, with Rev. Doug King and Rev. Curtis Slinker officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery, Green County

Visitation is requested from 3pmCT until 8pmCT on Tuesday, and after 7amCT on Wednesday.


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2019-08-07 06:50:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Laura Gupton presentation at TRAC

By Mike Watson

If you missed the program Monday at the Adair Public Library on the Huguenots by Laura Gupton, you missed an informative presentation!

Laura kept us on the edges of our seats as she detailed the origination of the group and the trials and tribulations of their moves in Europe and then to America. Examples of her own family--the Sublett's--illustrated the determination and fortitude of these pioneers in a new land.

On Saturday, August 17th, from NoonET to 2pmET, Laura will present a program at the Taylor Regional Archive Center, Campbellsville, on the use of family files in research, and the gems they contain.


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2019-08-07 06:10:32 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Wishing Sgt Roy the best

Comments re photo 84659 Congratulations on retirement CPD Sgt Gary Roy

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office


I would like to recognize Sgt Gary Roy for his service to our community. I have worked with Gary for 18 years and he was one of a kind. When things got hairy sometimes he was one you never had to look for, he would be right beside you. When the stress got a little heavy you could always count on him to make you laugh with a joke or some ignorant prank he would pull on one of us. (All in good humor I will add). As a friend he was there to talk to you, and as a supervisor, he was one you could get get behind.

Gary, I wish you the very best on whatever life holds for you next. Thank you for your service and I thank your family for supporting you and the time they sacrificed with you on nights, weekends, holidays, anniversaries and birthdays-- the things officers often miss out on. The City Police will have a hard time filling your shoes.

Your friend, your brother, Josh Brockman, Sheriff of Adair County


2019-08-07 06:08:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - 7 Aug 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 7, 2019:
Innocent will say,
would be more skillfully done,
if were my doing.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 7 August 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2885


2019-08-07 05:58:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Partly sunny, high 84F, slight chance of showers

It's currently 65F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a slight chance of mid-day showers and a high near 84F. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 65F. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pmCT and a high near 87F. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Thursday night brings a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68F and west wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2019-08-07 05:57:57 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Wed 7 Aug 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 63 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 77 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 45 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 104 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-08-07 05:55:28 | Comments | Printable version

Semester begins today for Adair County School employees

Dr. Pamela Stephens is excited to remind all employees of the Adair County School District that they are to begin the day at ACHS this morning for Opening Session of the 2019-2020 school year.

Breakfast will be served at 7:45amCT in the cafeteria and the program with speaker Dr. Carl Hurley will begin at 9amCT in the gymnasium.

Following the morning program, employees will report to their designated school or department and follow instructions given to them by their principal or immediate supervisor.


2019-08-07 05:51:51 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 7
Happy Anniversary, Lonnie and Arlene McAllister (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Wesley and Amanda Bryant (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cara Gibson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chass "C.J." Isabelle Jr. (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David M. Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harlan Jessie (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samuel Willis (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stacey Burton Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Nettie Jewell Wells, Edmonton, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Deoloris Hare Braswell (March 20, 1933 - August 7, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Dorothy Harrison, Campbellsville, KY (January 3, 1923 - Friday, August 7, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Dean Gardner, Green County, KY (1956-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth A. Garner, Burkesville, KY (1925-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florine Pierce Caulk, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Esther Cox Gabehart, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence Montgomery Loveall, Green Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvist Lee "Stick" Harmon, Glens Fork, KY (19310 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kermit Roscoe Tucker, Adair Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louie Kensey Beard, Adair County, KY (1945-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lloyd Matthew French, Jr., Adair County, KY (1929-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Anderson, Russell County, KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fred Russell, Russell County, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip J. Martin, Taylor County, KY (1993-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip J. Martin, Taylor County, KY (1993-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Suzanne Lee Poindexter Kolinski, Burkesville, KY (1958-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Gentry Rush<, 69, Burkesville, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Durham, 84, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David Bennett, Adair County, KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clelland Hubbard, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wendell Gene Janes, 54. Greensburg, KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Flatt Coomer, 99, Adair Co., KY (1993-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kirby Carman, 75, Casey County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Crad Jaggers, former Campbellsville University student athlete (1977-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Ruth Melton Young, 72, Cumberland Co., KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Rachel Derringer, 74, Casey County, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marion Louise Heck, Green County, KY/Native of New Jersey (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Marvin Lee Overby, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie Davis, 60, Taylor County, KY (1958-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Coomer (1916-) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:30amCTOpening Day for Staff at Adair Co. Schools | (ID:58384, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Hwy 206 Bookmobile Run | (ID:58490, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for J.D. Paxton, 70, Greensburg, KY (1949-2019) | (ID:58493, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Melody I. Coffey, 64, Russell Springs, KY (1955-2019) | (ID:58465, Comment)
Services for Lou Vera Wright, 99, Greensburg, KY (1919-2019) | (ID:58475, Comment)
NoonCTFarmers Market on the Square 10amCT-4pmCT | (ID:58491, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Rosetta Parnell Montgomery, 95, Adair County, KY | (ID:58483, Comment)

 

























 
 
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