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Lake Cumberland Poker Run underway

The 13th Annual Lake Cumberland Poker Run is taking place this Friday and Saturday, headquartered at the State Dock in Jamestown, KY.

Poker Run 2019 is a two-day boating event, beginning on Friday, and over 150 powerboats are expected to compete. Boaters taking part may visit State Dock, Conley Bottom Resort or marinas including Grider Hill, Rowena, Beaver Creek, Jamestown, Wolf Creek, Lake Cumberland, Lee's Ford or Burnside to receive a card.

Extra officers from across the state will be on Lake Cumberland to assist with law enforcement efforts, and Fish and Wildlife Officers will be patrolling Lake Cumberland and the harbor at State Dock Friday through Sunday. They may be reached by contacting State Police Posts at Columbia or London.

For more info on Poker Run, call State Dock at 270-343-2525 or log on to

2019-09-06 14:14:40 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Adair County: Knifley Sunset

2019-09-06 - Knifley, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
The sun is setting over Revisit Knifley as the gospel singing begins under the tent on this pleasant 87 degree summer evening.

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LWC football hosts Point on Saturday

By Grace Blomstedt

The No. 13-ranked Lindsey Wilson football team hosts Point (GA) at 1:30pmCT on Saturday at Blue Raider Stadium, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY.

The Blue Raiders (1-0) return to action after a 40-24 victory over rival Campbellsville (Ky.) last Thursday. In the victory, Lindsey Wilson had five touchdowns with 412 total yards of offense with 143 coming from the ground and 263 in the air.

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2019-09-06 14:04:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Adair Co. added to Appalachia Proud region

17 Kentucky Counties Added to Appalachia Proud Region, including Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, and Russell. The brand promotes agricultural products from Appalachian Kentucky.

By Sean Southard

Pikeville, KY - The Kentucky Proud program has added 17 Kentucky counties to Appalachia Proud, the brand that designates agricultural products from Appalachian Kentucky, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced at the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) Summit on Friday in Pikeville.

"Now more Kentucky producers can use the Appalachia Proud brand to show their pride in their Appalachian heritage," Commissioner Quarles said. "Consumers identify Appalachia Proud products with the unique culture and fiercely independent spirit of the region. Agriculture can and will generate additional economic activity in the area at every level, from small family farms and farmers' markets to the giant AppHarvest greenhouse complex that's under construction in Rowan County. Agriculture has a bright future in Appalachia."

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2019-09-06 14:02:24 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Buildings in photo

Jane Akin Keltner writes:
One building is where Moore's Pool Room and Loy's Law Office. The other structure is the rear of the house that faces Greensburg Street. It is a shame the house is in such a poor state. --Jane
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made

2019-09-06 13:58:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Photo location

Hunter Durham writes:
Behind the office of Durham and Zornes --Hunter
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made

Hunter, if you are seated in your upstairs office, gazing out your windows onto the public square activity, then yes, the photographer taking this picture would be behind you.

2019-09-06 13:57:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Revisit Knifley Festival is this weekend

By Debra Cowan

The 6th annual Revisit Knifley Festival and Homecoming begins this weekend with a full schedule of events. Activities begin Friday night with a fish fry at the Knifley Emmaus Camp (former Knifley School building) located at 12190 Knifley Road, Knifley, KY, beginning at 5pmCT. A gospel singing featuring The Blakey's from Russell Springs and Through the Fire from Summersville will be held under the big tent right off of HWY 551 near the old school campus. The singing will begin at 6pmCT.

Saturday morning events will begin at 7amCT with a big country breakfast served at the old school. The festival will feature numerous vendors, live music, a car and tractor show and free childrens activities including a pedal tractor pull.

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2019-09-06 09:52:00 | Comments | Printable version

Support ACMS Football and Relay for Life, Tue 10 Sept 2019

By Wes Stephens

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Adair County Middle School football will host Russell County in a big conference game at Booster Field, 224 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY.

This game will also be a Coaches vs Cancer event to help raise money for Relay for Life. Come out and support ACMS football and Adair County Relay for Life! Kickoff is set for 5pmCT.

2019-09-06 09:46:48 | Comments | Printable version

It's the first Early Release Friday for Adair schools

Superintendent Pamela Stephens reminds families that today, Friday, September 6, 2019, is the first Early Release Friday (ERF).

Busses will begin leaving campus after 1pmCT. Children will be arriving home about two hours earlier than on other school days.

2019-09-06 07:01:34 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Idea to preserve memory of old tree

Brandon Thompson writes:
I recently read a post on the Facebook page for the White House Historical Association about an old tree, called the Eisenhower Tree, that was storm damaged and unable to be saved.

They cut a slab of the tree and had it displayed so that its historical significance could be remembered, even though the tree itself was gone. Might be worth doing for a tree that old here in Adair County? Just a thought. --Brandon
Comments re photo 84973 Terry Johnson and Craig Lasley by ancient tree at City Park

2019-09-06 06:17:01 | Comments | Printable version

Generator, Pyles' donation, blacktopping at City Council

Additional Topics from the Regular September 2019 Meeting
- Joe Pyles donation will allow space for kayak put in, Russell Creek
- City is now the official Trail Town contact in Adair County

By Tiffany Kessler

Donald Hare came before the council requesting the purchase of a generator which will be installed at the Lindsey Wilson College campus water tower.

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2019-09-06 05:51:05 | Comments | Printable version

Vendors and Exhibitors at HGR Fall Heritage Festival

Click headline for complete list of vendors and exhibitors, or click this link to learn even more about the September 7th Homeplace Festival Day of Family Fun

By George Kolbenschlag

Vendors, exhibitors, music and food scheduled for the 2019 Homeplace Fall Heritage Festival, September 7, 2019, at Homeplace on Green River. The day-long (9amCT/10amET-4pmCT/5pmET) program will include arts and crafts vendors and demonstrations/exhibits of all sorts of activities common in earlier days, plus live music in the barn.

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2019-09-06 05:47:06 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Another mystery guess

Billy Hadley writes:
Picture was taken from Moore's pool room side parking lot by the Baptist Church --Billy
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made

You're in the right area, Billy. Thanks! - LW

2019-09-06 05:34:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Run for Veterans 5K/10K is Sat 7 Sept 2019

By Cole Schmidt

The annual Run for Veterans 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019. This will be our 4th annual event hosted by VFW Post 6097.

Registration will be begin at 8amCT at the Jim Blair Community Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. Walkers will be limited to the 5K. The race will take place rain or shine. The entry fee is $25, and you can download the registration form at

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2019-09-06 05:31:28 | Comments | Printable version

Spoon-Herron engagement

Mike and Donita Spoon of Columbia, KY, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tashina Beth Spoon, to Jonathan Ryan Herron, the son of Debra Burchett and Kellie and Jeff Herron of Columbia.

The ceremony will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019 at Calvary Temple Church, 88 New Concord Road Columbia, KY. A reception will immediately follow.

2019-09-06 05:22:51 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Behind the old Butler house

Ann Curtis writes:
Linda, I think this photo was made behind the old Butler house, which faces Greensburg Street. The photographer's vantage point seems to be in the area of the Square where there was once a shoe repair shop, and that was recently torn away. --Ann
Comments re photo 84976 Where was the picture made

You're right, Ann! How do you do that all the way from the west coast? - LW

2019-09-06 05:16:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

KSP: Post 15 August 2019 monthly activity report

By Tpr. Nick Hale

During the month of August 2019, there were 10 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 August 2019, there were:
  • 490 citations written
  • 115 courtesy notices written
  • 329 complaints answered
  • 37 motorists assisted
  • 27 criminal cases opened
  • 205 criminal arrests made
There were three fatal collisions during the month of August in the Post 15 area.

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2019-09-06 05:14:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Taxes lowered and zoning questions come before Council

At September City Council meeting
- Zoning Issues Surface
- City Taxes Lowered Third Year in a Row

By Tiffany Kessler

Since June of this year, city zoning issues have increasingly become a debated topic among community members and the Columbia City Council. A topic that doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon, zoning concerns were once again brought before the council at Tuesday night's September meeting.

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2019-09-06 05:12:26 | Comments | Printable version

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 6 Sept 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 6, 2019:
Pardoned pranksters show
confession and atonement
and skilled persuasion.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 6 September 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2915

2019-09-06 05:10:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Sunny today, high 84F

It's currently 54F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today should be sunny, with a high near 84F and calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 64F. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 79F and North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 57F. Light northeast wind.

Sunny skies will return again on Sunday, with a high near 83F.

2019-09-06 05:09:26 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 6 Sept 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, September 6, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No 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: 3 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 18 events Circuit Court. 9 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-09-06 05:06:20 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 6
Happy Anniversary, Jerald Dwight and Catherine Hadley (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmy and Genova Dean Copley (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lynn and Pheobie Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamison Roberts (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Alexander George (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Horton, (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Keen (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teagan Hensley Mattingly (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Ethan and Conner Dunn (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ty Bennett (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Michael Harrison (Sept. 6, 1949 - Aug. 20, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alicia Leann Warf, Metcalfe County, KY (1954-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry (Pedu) Thomas Wilson, Russell Springs, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas (Tommy) O'Banion, Greensburg, KY (1930-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Lacy, 92, veteran World War II, Adair County, KY. (September 6, 1915-May 30, 2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ruth Wethington Thompson Houk (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Hatcher, Adair Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie W. Franklin, Russell Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Arline Estes, Green Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ulas Scott, Casey Co., KY native (1935-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Milos (Michael G.) Roberts, Windsor, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Bonta Simpson, Green County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carroll Bryant, Taylor Co. KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Giles, Adair County, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rebecca Carolyn Fletcher Hoots, Burkesville, KY, (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Coomer, 85, Cane Valley, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Keltner, 65, Taylor County, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lily Nevae Dickson, infant, Adair Co., KY (Jul 12-Sep 5, 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wallace Parke, 84, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewayne Hayes, Elkhorn, KY (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amy R. Tucker, Casey County, KY (1974-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Preston Coomer, Glasgow, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rondal (Boomer) Kyle Shoopman, Willow Shade, KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray E. Stuber, 86, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Imogene Justice Chumbley, Casey Co., KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna L. Gunsaules, 88, Mannsville, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teresa Lynn (Froedge) Rhinehart, Metcalfe Co./Adair Co., KY native (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emilie Dowell Antle, Taylor County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Kathryn (Katy) Kiger, Taylor Co./Pulaski Co., KY native (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verene Scales Wheat, Russell Co., KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Sue Bray, 46, Russell Co., KY (1971-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Lois Gassaway Glass, Metcalfe Co., KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert W. Morgan, Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl Kinnett (1956-2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory, Ronald Thomas Branham, Adair Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, September 6, 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:58695, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Pellyton Bookmobile Run | (ID:58758, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Co. Community Early Childhood Council meeting | (ID:58792, Comment)
11:00amCTWhite Castle Crave Mobile at Board of Education | (ID:58798, Comment)
Services for Judy A. Miller, 72, Russell County, KY (1946-2019) | (ID:58803, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Betty Ruth Hill, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2019) | (ID:58712, Comment)
Early Release Friday in Adair schools - kids home about two hours early | (ID:58810, Comment)
5:00pmCTRevisit Knifley: Fish Fry | (ID:58622, Comment)
6:00pmCTRevisit Knifley: Gospel Singing and Vendors | (ID:58623, Comment)
7:00pmCTBoys Varsity ACHS Football at Barren Co. | (ID:58717, Comment)


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