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Rooks Family Reunion is Sat 28 Sept 2019

The Rooks Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10amCT till 3pmCT, in the Russell Springs City Park, 130 Milton Heights, Russell Springs, KY.

For more information call (270)384-9607 or (270) 250-5238 --David Rooks


2019-09-05 19:04:28 | Comments | Printable version

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Betty-Lou Gordon Wethington, 83, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)



2019-09-05 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
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Betty-Lou Gordon Wethington, 83, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)

Betty-Lou Wethington, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Campbellsville. She was 83 years of age.

A funeral mass will be held at 11amET on Monday, September 9, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET until 8pmET on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with prayer services at 7pmET.


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2019-09-05 18:48:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sebastian Torres to speak at Campbellsville University

By Scarlett Birge

Campbellsville, KY -. Sebastian Torres, president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and third-year law student at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, will speak for the first Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event of the fall semester at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Torres will elaborate on "Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump" at 5:30pmET in the Badgett Academic Support Center (BASC) at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY. The public is invited.

His presentation will analyze the current state of free speech in the United States while examining the fundamentals behind free speech on campus.


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2019-09-05 18:45:57 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Mystery location

Larry Walker writes:
Taken in the Alley between Columbia Baptist Church & Marshalll Loy's office. --Larry
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made



You're right, Larry! If you turn down the alley at the side of the CBC, heading to the square, the clock tower comes into view when walking by Marshall Loy's law office entrance and Moore's Pool Room entrance. - LW


2019-09-05 18:35:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Mystery location

Doug Waggener writes:
Alley next Columbia Baptist church --Doug
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made

You're right, Doug! I was walking toward the public square from the CBC when this photo opp came into view. Thanks for writing, nephew! - LW


2019-09-05 18:25:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: History of the Welcome sign

Robby Morrison writes:
My father Bobby would probably know who actually paid for it when we put it up in the 1970s. It says the Chamber of Commerce, so it probably was not the city or the county that paid for it.

Knowing my father, he probably donated most of it. I recall repainting it when I was in high school sometime between 1981 and 1983. I also saw that the Columbia Candy Company sign, in another Columbia Magazine article this week, that we originally painted in the 1970s is still there also. Apparently we did some quality sign work back then.

With the fuel system out at the airport that I installed in the early 90s being replaced last year and now this sign being removed I guess I will have to come back home and make some other contribution that will last for the next thirty years. --Robby
Comments re photo 84971 Again theres division over what to do with this sign


2019-09-05 18:24:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Where is it?

Bradley Caldwell writes:
The alley way by Moore's pool room --Bradley
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made

You're right, Bradley! This view of the clock tower was noticed when walking down the alley by Marshall Loy's law office entrance and Moore's Pool Room entrance, heading toward the Columbia public square. - LW


2019-09-05 18:22:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Sweet Corn at Farmers Market/Extension Office Friday, 6 Sept

By Nick Roy

Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural ResourcesThe Adair County Farmer's Market located at the Extension office, 409 Fairgrounds Street in Columbia, is expecting a large supply of fresh local sweet corn at 7amCT on Friday September 6, 2019.

Sweet corn will be available till 10amCT or as long as supplies last. This may be one of the last chances to stock up on local sweet during the 2019 growing season.


2019-09-05 16:34:23 | Comments | Printable version

Squarecrows 2019 - Time to reserve your Squarespot

By Ellen Zornes
Executive Director, Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce


The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it's time for the return of the Squarecrows!

To reserve you Squarespot please register your Squarecrow with the Chamber by calling 270-384-6020or stop by the Chamber office, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, 9am-3pmCT, weekdays except Mondays. Remember, keep your display family friendly so that all ages may be able to enjoy!


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2019-09-05 15:48:42 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Hwy 55 turn lanes need work for safety

Maury E Lewis writes:
If someone is coming in from the north, headed south on Highway 55 and needs to turn into Dr. Giles' office, the pharmacy or the gas station, when they finish it, has to stop in a passing lane to make a left turn into any of these businesses. Can they shorten the passing lane for the safety of the people stopped in that lane and the ones coming up behind them?

Can they make them turn lanes? --Melewi

Maury, good thinking!! I hope this will be done as quickly as the State Highway Department can make it happen.


2019-09-05 15:34:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Janice Harlow, 82, Columbia, KY (1936-2019)

Janice Harlow of Columbia, formerly of the Monroe Community, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at her home. She was 82 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Winn Funeral Home, 210 Maple Ave, Horse Cave, KY, with interment to follow in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

Visitation will begin on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 4pmCT until 8pmCT at Whickerville Baptist Church, 90 Whickerville Rd., Hardyville, KY, and from 10amCT on Sunday until service time at 2pmCT at Winn Funeral Home.


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2019-09-05 15:29:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Judy A. Miller, 72, Russell County, KY (1946-2019)

Judy A. Miller, 72, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at her home.

Religious services will be held at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, Jamestown, KY, at 11amCT Friday, September 6, with Bro. Larry Johnson and Bro. Bill Welker officiating. Special music by Steve Stapp.

Friends may visit starting Thursday at 5pmCT. Interment will follow the service at Keeton Cemetery Creelsboro, KY.


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2019-09-05 15:11:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: Drowning Death of 15 month old child

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Lebanon, KY (September 5, 2019) - On September 3rd, 2019, at approximately 11amET, Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a residence on Helm Schoolhouse Road in Lebanon regarding a one year old child who had went missing from a residential daycare and was located in a nearby pond.

The victim, Lincoln Spalding, was transported to Spring View Hospital by EMS and pronounced deceased by the Marion County Coroner.

Detective Kenny Brown is investigating along with Social Services Special Investigations Division and the Inspector Generals Office.


2019-09-05 13:47:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

David Loy, 74, Adair County, KY native (1945-2019)

William "David" Loy, 74, passed away peacefully September 3, 2019 with his family at his side.

Graveside services will be held locally Saturday September 7, 2019 at 1pmCT at Loy Cemetery, Loy Cemetery Road, Fairplay, KY. Visitation will be at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange, KY Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6-8:30pm.


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2019-09-05 13:39:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bunch Reunion, Sat 5 Oct 2019

By Billy Hadley

The descendants of the late Burton Bunch and Josephine (Mannard) Bunch and Rufus Bunch and Hazel (Gifford) Bunch will be having their annual Bunch Reunion on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10amCT to 2pmCT at the Columbia/Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce Basement, 201 Burkesville St., Columbia, KY. Lunch will be served around 11:30amCT. Please bring your favorite drink, covered dishes and desserts.


2019-09-05 08:50:27 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Please! New sign

Linda Lewis writes:
Please! New sign. Then auction this one to sign collectors, or put it inside the Courthouse with a plaque telling the dates when it was used. If our sign is old and dilapidated what impression does that give visitors about our fair town? --Linda
Comments re photo 84971 Again theres division over what to do with this sign


2019-09-05 08:31:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Needs to be preserved

Joyce M. Coomer writes:
I think the sign needs to be preserved. It's a bit of the county or city history that people seldom think about. Repainting and updating it would be nice. But to destroy something just because some people consider it unsightly and complain about everything that isn't new or fancy or spotless is, in my opinion, just plain wrong. --Joyce
Comments re photo 84971 Again theres division over what to do with this sign


2019-09-05 08:24:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Dr. Kyle Mann's art work is on display in LWC's Begley art gallery

Dr. Kyle Mann of Columbia is one of 18 local artists whose work is on display in the Adair County Arts Council exhibit of works by local artists at the Lucretia C. Begley Gallery in the Slider Humanities Center on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

His still life architectural design of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry was created, and prints from it were made, to honor his professors, staff, and the Dean of the UofL School Dentistry at Christmas in appreciation during his final year of dentistry.


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2019-09-05 06:55:35 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Contraband Charge made in Adair Regional Jail

By Officer Adam Cravens

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Columbia Police were asked to come to the Adair Regional Jail after contraband was discovered on a recently booked inmate.

The inmate was brought in on active warrants by Burksville Police and when searched by jail staff was found to have two clear baggies with a powder substance concealed on his person. Contents of the baggies were field tested positive for methamphetamine.

John Carter, 28, of Burksville was charged with promoting contraband and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine.

Officer Adam Cravens was the investigating Officer.


2019-09-05 05:53:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Comer Hosts Congresswoman Virginia Foxx in Taylor Co.

By Michelle Bowling

Campbellsville, KY - Congressman Comer hosted Congresswoman Virginia Foxx from North Carolina's 5th Congressional District in Taylor County on Wednesday. They made several stops in the area to learn more about issues related to workforce development, higher education and K-12 in Kentucky.

Dr. Foxx is the Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor. Congressman Comer serves as a member of the Committee, which has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues related to workforce development and higher education.


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2019-09-05 05:50:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Glow in the Dark for Jesus is Fri 20 Sept 2019

By Brently Goodin

West 80 Church of God, 3733 Ky 80, Russell Springs, KY, will hold their annual "Glow in the Dark for Jesus" event on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 6:30pmCT until 10:30pmCT.

Ky Church of God youth and discipleship director Rick Shelby will be speaking, and there are activities for all students 6th grade and up. Free glow jewelry, food, door prizes, games and more! Adults are welcome.

West 80 Church of God is located near the Adair / Russell Co line on Highway 80. For more info please text or call Brently Goodin at 270-585-7064.


2019-09-05 05:47:34 | Comments | Printable version

Sgt. David Gibbs Memorial Softball Tournament

By Tpr. Nick Hale

The fourth annual Sgt. David Gibbs Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Veterans Memorial Park, located on Old Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, KY.

The tournament will begin at 9amET. There is a $175 entry fee, and teams will be Co-Ed, with 5 men and 5 women, and weak-handed batting for the men. Winners will receive a plaque and shirts.

All proceeds will be donated, on behalf of Sgt. Gibbs, to the Trooper Island Summer Camp for underprivileged children. To register, contact Sgt. Adam Likins at (270) 384-4796 or adam.likins@ky.gov or Trooper Nick Hale at nicholas.hale@ky.gov.


2019-09-05 05:42:34 | Comments | Printable version

White Castle fundraiser at Board of Education on Friday

UPDATE: The hours for the fundraiser are 11amCT until 3pmCT

The White Castle "Crave Mobile" food truck will be at Adair County Board of Education lower parking lot, located at 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 11amCT until 3pmCT as part of a special fundraiser for the WHAS Crusade for Children. --Ruth Ann Lewis


2019-09-05 05:34:06 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Veterans Bypass Injury Collision at Greensburg Street

By Officer Adam Cravens

The Columbia Police department responded to an injury collision on the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the intersection of Greensburg Road and the Veterans Bypass.

The accident occurred when Larry Humphrey, 57, of Russell Springs was operating a 2004 Honda Odyssey on Greensburg Road northbound when he failed to stop at the bypass intersection. Humphrey's vehicle came into the direction of travel of a 2013 Chevy Sonic operated by Audreanna Alley, 30, of Columbia.


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2019-09-05 05:28:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Sunny today, high 82F

It's currently 60F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 82F and light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight should be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 55F. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday will be sunny again, with a high near 84F. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night will bring partly cloudy skies, with a low around 62F and calm wind.


2019-09-05 05:23:52 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 5 Sept 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 5, 2019:
Though payments are small,
paid writers feel they have worth
and fame awaits them.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 5 September 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2914


2019-09-05 05:20:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 5 Sept 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, September 5, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 33 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-09-05 05:19:46 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 5
Happy Birthday, Adam Roberts (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alan W. Reed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Braxton Dakota George (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany A. Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Irvin (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Jessee Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Hadley-Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Marguerite Grider (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Jackson (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Inis Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janice Riggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Barrick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Bauer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Janes (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Pallie Rae Stotts Nelson, Columbia, KY (1912-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Justice Spears, 93, Burkesville, KY (1925-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mable Long, Columbia, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Charles Lantis Whitley, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Edwin Judd, Green County, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Arles Dykes, Russell Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Jean Roy , Casey Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joan Harrison, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wayne Brewington, 74, Green Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul E. Gaskins, Adair County, KY, (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dillard Rafferty, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Alexander (Rex) Smith, Adair Co., KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Woodrow Wilson, 88, Metcalfe County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Ray Gaskins, 84, Adair County, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Ruth Vibbert Page, 67, Metcalfe Co., KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pearl M. Kelley, 98, Adair County, KY (1917-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Allen (Byrd) Tooley, 61, Cumberland Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Finis Hardin, 88, Burkesville, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Juanita Beams Buchanan, 88, Green Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Lewis Riggins, 80, Russell Co., KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Birthday, Barbara Wooldridge, Russell County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cledus Downey, Green County, KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTLocal artists work now on display at Lucretia Begley Gallery | (ID:58694, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library East 80 Bookmobile Run | (ID:58755, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Kathy A. Crew, 46, Liberty, KY (1973-2019) | (ID:58783, Comment)
4:00pmCTFiscal Court Budget Committee meeting | (ID:58673, Comment)
5:00pmCTGirls ACHS Volleyball at Marion Co. | (ID:58716, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS Special-called SBDM Council meeting | (ID:58790, Comment)

 

























 
 
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