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Letter: Agrees about courthouse additions

Steve Smith writes:
I think the two additions should be torn down. Then we could try to restore the original courthouse. --Steve
Comments re article 105630 Letter Tear them down


2019-08-14 20:44:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Epicurean Kentuckian: Strawberry Cupcake



2019-08-14 - Frankfort, KY - Photo by Amy.
A strawberry cupcake from B's Bakery in downtown Frankfort, KY.

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CHFS resources at state fair

Public health, foster care and adoption, Medicaid services highlight CHFS resources at state fair

By Christina Dettman/Jordan Rowe

Frankfort, KY - Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair are encouraged to stop by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit. The booth will include a wide range of CHFS services including substance use disorder resources, mental health information, children and parents programs, and other health and family assistance initiatives. The fair opens Thursday, Aug. 15, and concludes Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The CHFS exhibit will be in the Health Horizons section of South Wing B.


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2019-08-14 18:49:00 | Comments | Printable version

Marcella Antle Lawless, 86, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019)

Marcella Antle Lawless of Russell Springs, Kentucky, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:07 A.M. at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs. She was 86 years old.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Thursday.


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2019-08-14 18:43:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Tear them down!

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Tear down those wings! According to the powers that be the old windows are in storage and can be placed right back into the original openings which are now doors, I believe. This will get us back to the original courthouse that we can then restore. Additionally it will create a large amount of green space that can become great little downtown park. --BJF
Comments re photo 84743 Crown molding remains a difficult issue


2019-08-14 18:40:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

KY Tourism: Increased Visitor Growth and Spending in 2018

By Angela Blank

Frankfort, KY - Visitor spending and visitation growth in Kentucky both increased in 2018 according to a study from Tourism Economics, the Kentucky Department of Tourism's new research partner. Visitor trips to and within the Commonwealth topped 71.6 million in 2018, with visitor spending climbing to nearly $7.6 billion, a 3.7 percent increase over the prior year and 21 percent increase since 2013.

"Tourism continues to play a vital role in Kentucky's economy," said Jay Hall, Acting Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism.


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2019-08-14 14:43:27 | Comments | Printable version

Hunter Chase Bowen, 7 months, Russell Springs, KY (2018-2019)

Hunter Chase Bowen, age 7 months, of Russell Springs died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home.

The funeral service for Hunter Chase Bowen will be held at 11amCT on Thursday, Augsut 15, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Evan Claunch & Bro. Johnnny Hood officiating. Interment will follow in the Dixon Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 9amCT until 11amCT on Thursday.


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2019-08-14 14:40:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Boil Water Advisory issued

UPDATE 8/15/2019: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Date Issued: 8/14/19
Time Issued: 1:30 p.m.

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District on:
  • 710-1200 Russell Rd.
  • 803-1337 Jamestown St.
  • Hughes St.
  • Carrie Bolin Dr.
  • Hanley Ln.
  • Office Park Dr.
  • Hurt St.
  • Willis St.
  • Rule St.
  • Harvey St.
  • Appleby Dr.
  • 1561-1746 Hwy 55 South
  • Industrial Park Dr.
  • Parkview Dr.
  • Orvis Grider Dr.
  • Gaston Ave.
  • Jessie St.
The advisory has been issued due to main line break.

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.


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2019-08-14 14:35:45 | Comments | Printable version

PSA: Free naloxone, overdose prevention education

Do you know someone at risk of drug overdose? Naloxone reverses Opioid overdoses. The following are free at the Adair County Health Department:
  • Free doses of Naloxone
  • Education on overdose prevention
  • Education on how to safely give Naloxone
These services are free and open to the public, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No appointment is necessary, just walk-in between 3pmCT and 4pmCT. The Adair County Health Department is located at 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY.

For more information, contact Rhonda Akin at 270-384-2286, Ext 3245.


2019-08-14 14:00:42 | Comments | Printable version

A day of volunteer service being planned by City

By Tiffany Collins

"Be The Change," the City of Columbia movement for continuous improvement, is growing in the community and this is to announce a day of service to others is planned on September 21, 2019.

"We realize that people want to be involved in our community and help others," said Mayor Pamela Hoots. "We will be working with area church volunteers to have a day of service."


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2019-08-14 13:55:30 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Archery releases 2019-20 schedule

By Christopher Coombs

First-year Lindsey Wilson archery coach Mark Elam announced the 2019-20 Blue Raider schedule today.

In total eight events are on the docket for LWC this season including three Mid-South Conference Championships and three national championships for three different shooting disciplines.

The Lindsey Wilson season kicks off on Sept. 20 with the 3D regional's in Barbourville, Ky., before heading to Williamsburg, Ky., for the 3D MSC Championship. The championship is being hosted by Cumberlands (Ky.). Last season the Blue Raider finished in third place out of nine teams at the event.


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2019-08-14 09:15:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Stuchell raising funds to publish book of poetry

Christopher Stuchell has set up a gofundme to help get funding to get his book of poetry, Incantations, published with Atmosphere Press.

Stuchell, the son of David Shelanskey and Judy Stuchell, is a 2019 graduate of Adair County High School, who plans to attend college to major in English and become a teacher.

Stuchell is passionate about poetry, and his original poems have already been published in Lindsey Wilson College's literary magazine, Orpheus, and on Columbia Magazine.

Chris writes, "I have lived in Columbia since 2011, and have grown to love it, and I recently graduated from Adair County High School. I would be extremely grateful for any contribution to this project. Please help me to accomplish this!"

Link: Incantations at gofundme.


2019-08-14 09:10:46 | Comments | Printable version

Howard Mitchell Callahan, 89, Demossville, KY (1930-2019)

Howard Mitchell Callahan of Demossville, KY died Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Charter Senior Living Facility in Edgewood, KY. He was 89 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Hugh Withers officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by VFW Post #6097.

Visitation will be after NoonCT on Friday at the funeral home.


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2019-08-14 08:34:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Houston (Hoot) Willis Simpson, 87, Greensburg, KY (1931-2019)

Mr. Houston Willis "Hoot" Simpson of Greensburg passed away on Monday at the Green Hill Rehab & Care Center in Greensburg. He was 87 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. Houston Willis "Hoot" Simpson will be conducted at 11amCT on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the New Salem Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT on Thursday until time of the funeral service.


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2019-08-14 07:29:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Henry J. (Sonny) Aaron, 97, Russell Springs, KY (1922-2019)

Henry J. "Sonny" Aaron of Russell Springs died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his residence. He was 97 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10amCT on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Bernard Ridge Church of God, 170 Stephens Ridge Rd, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Lindsey Cornett, Bro. Billy Dunbar, Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating. Interment will follow in the Bernard Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Thursday at the Bernard Ridge Church of God, and from 8amCT on Friday until funeral time at 10amCT.


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2019-08-14 07:23:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Taylor Co. Fiscal Court awarded $676K by transportation cabinet

By Chris Jessie

At Tuesday's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid announced $676,207 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on West Finley Road, Eastport Road, Raikes Hill Road and Moss Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes and raveling.

Renewed roads will benefit residents of approximately 80 homes.

"The $676,000 we are receiving from the state will go a long way toward much-needed repairs," said House Majority Floor Leader John (Bam) Carney. "Resurfacing roads is a guaranteed way to extend the life of our roads, making them safer and smoother for the folks who travel on them. I appreciate the Transportation Cabinet's leadership in making Taylor County a priority. After all, what we don't maintain today, we will replace tomorrow."

Taylor County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for these projects.

Resurfacing work will address:


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2019-08-14 06:36:23 | Comments | Printable version

Patchy fog early, then partly sunny, high 86F

It's currently 71F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog before 9amCT (which brings us to 7 days out of 14 in August with a fog warning). Otherwise, it should be partly sunny today, with a high near 86F and calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight will start out mostly clear, but patchy fog will return after 2amCT. Temperatures should drop to about 64F overnight.

Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83F and northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday night should be mostly clear again, with a low around 61F and calm wind.


2019-08-14 06:28:56 | Comments | Printable version

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - 14 Aug 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 14, 2019:
Grandparent troubled,
how to discipline grandchild,
child of runaway.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 14 August 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2892


2019-08-14 06:22:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 14 Aug 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 86 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 92 events District Court.
  • Green County: 103 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. 45 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 190 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-08-14 06:20:31 | Comments | Printable version

Shirley Jean Shaw Reece, 75, Metcalfe County, KY

Shirley Jean Reece, age 75, of Edmonton, KY passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT Thursday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Jessee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8pmCT Wednesday and after 9amCT Thursday at the funeral home.


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2019-08-14 00:52:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 14
Happy Anniversary, Darrell West & Melanie Wilson-West (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Angie Burton (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mary Helen and Donnie Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addison Brook Litteral (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alma Rich | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brett Blair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chelsea Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gavin Bloyd (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gavin Bloyd Thomas (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lana Glasgow | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preston Chapman (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert R. Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammy Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Wheeler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Wells Miell (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sydney Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Weston Eiven Pelson (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitley Eastridge (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandy R. Johnson, Russell Springs, KY (1983-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris W. Ingram, Green Co. native (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Helm Henson, Dunnville, KY native (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vickie Jo Irvin, Russell Springs, KY (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Keith Breeding, Russell Springs, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitch Lee, Green County, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ola Mae Foley Martin, Junction City, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Wolford LeFaivre, Adair Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen Cahill, Taylor Co., KY (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zona Moss O'Neill Gradyville, KY native (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Hatcher, Adair Co., KY (1964-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Meeks, Casey Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Waylon Atchley, Jamestown, KY, (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Gilbert, 52, Columbia, KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald E. Wethington, Casey County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Sherwin King, Casey County, KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geraldine Laverne Winchester, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lula Belle Gribbins Bright, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew L. (Andy) Miller, Green Co., KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Calvin Bennett, 70, Russell Co., KY; Adair Co., KY native (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Webster, Taylor Co., KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia McGowan Andrews, 71, Russell County, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald White, 78, Casey Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester (Chet) Pitcock, 69, Marrowbone, KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Blackburn, 54, Summer Shade, KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Marshall Epperson, 65, Adair Co., KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Belle Karnes, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Sallee, 82, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.C. Weddle, Jr. , Casey County, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margretta Thompson, Casey Co., KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richie Janes, 70, Adair County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Lewis Brown, 51, Knob Lick, KY (1966-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Becky Frances Robertson, Russell Springs, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, lonas Crandle Wray, | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of JW Keltner (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTRussell County Schools start today - please drive carefully! | (ID:58568, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Milltown Bookmobile run | (ID:58518, Comment)
10:00amCTFarmers Market on the Square, 10amCT-4pmCT | (ID:58532, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Peggy Ann Furkin, 66, Columbia, KY (1953-2019) | (ID:58559, Comment)
Services for Arthur Craig Fillippinie, 66, Jamestown, KY (1953-2019) | (ID:58562, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Belva 'Belle Walden Bagshaw, 71, Cumberland County, KY | (ID:58564, Comment)

 

























 
 
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