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KY Fire Marshal promotes Campus Fire Safety Month

By Krista Locke

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Fire Marshal urges parents and college students to pause this September during Campus Fire Safety Month to implement fire prevention strategies for off-campus student housing.

Since fire fatalities most often occur in buildings with disabled fire safety systems, Haney recommends that students regularly change batteries in existing smoke detectors and ensure a detector is installed on each floor and each bedroom. Students should also plan two escape routes from bedrooms, and purchase an escape ladder if necessary.

Because cooking is the leading cause of home fires, Haney encourages students to have stoves inspected, to be alert and remain in the kitchen while cooking. Appliances can also pose a risk. Inspecting appliances and avoiding use of numerous extension cords reduces the risk of off campus living fires.


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2019-09-30 20:36:04 | Comments | Printable version

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Calvin Christie Cooley, 90, Adair County, KY (1928-2019)



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Calvin Christie Cooley, 90, Adair County, KY (1928-2019)

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Boxing and Wrestling Commission hosts Combat Sports Symposium

By Krista Locke

Frankfort, KY - This month the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission (KBWC) sponsored the second Combat Sports Symposium, attracting Kentucky combat sports athletes and promoters to the Danny Davis Arena in Louisville.

The Symposium offered an educational forum for combat sport athletes, trainers, promoters, referees, judges and medical professionals. The event provided a forum to discuss leading strength and conditioning techniques, marketing and branding, health and nutrition management, ring official conduct and appropriate care for sports-related injuries.


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2019-09-30 20:32:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Wojcik tied for First in East TN Collegiate

By Christopher Coombs

The Lindsey Wilson women's golf team carded a 304 in their first round of the East Tennessee Collegiate to sit just eight strokes off the lead. Zofia Wojcik fired one of the low-round of the day as she turned in a 1-under par 71 to sit in a two-way tie for first with Milligan's (Tenn.) Nellie Berglund.

Wojcik fired 15 pars on her round while managing two birdies on the front nine with just one blemish - a bogey -- on her final hole of the day on the par-four 18th.

Milligan is in first place after scoring a 296 at the Johnson City Country Club, a par-72, 5,872-yard design.


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2019-09-30 20:30:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Maretha Gail Wilson Clayton, 71, Waddy, KY (1947-2019)

Maretha Gail Wilson Clayton of Waddy, KY, formerly of Russell County, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at her residence. She was 71 years old.

Graveside service for Maretha Gail Wilson Clayton will be held at 10amCT on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Wheat Cemetery, Hwy 619, Jamestown, KY.


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2019-09-30 20:25:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Two ee's in Fee

Vonnie Kolbenschlag writes:
This is a great photo Linda, but according to the church sign, the name is spelled Fee - two ee's and I think that is to honor John G. Fee, an abolitionist, educator and minister. He deserves to be remembered! Whoever built the church and named it, I think, meant for Fee to be remembered, and Fe does not do that. One of his accomplishments was educating black soldiers and their families at Camp Nelson during the Civil War where many of the soldiers were from central Kentucky. That's how I think people who named the church knew about Fee (soldiers passed along the stories) and the many ways Fee worked to do away with slavery. I think Fee's belief of equality for all people was passed down to those who built the church and chose Fee's name to honor him.

Fee also founded Berea College to be an integrated coeducational school. For all he did, I think, people who built the church considered him a "saint" (santa) - even though this is a Baptist Church.

Why do we seem to think the people who built the church sign did not know correct spelling and we need to change it? Maybe those people thought that surely people would remember John Fee. --Vonnie
Comments re photo 85289 Santa Fe Baptist Church recruiting its family back


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2019-09-30 20:21:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Positive Job Growth Anticipated for KY through 2026

By Danielle Jones

Frankfort, KY - Each of Kentucky's 10 Local Workforce Areas (LWA) is expected to have at least 33 occupations grow by 20 percent or more in the next 10 years. This growth will account for more than 280,000 total job openings, according to the Occupational Outlook Dashboard (2016-2026) from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

Kentucky's projected occupational information is available through the KYSTATS Occupational Outlook Dashboard. The interactive dashboard displays wide variety of occupational information including job openings, growth rate, educational requirements, and earnings by occupation.


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2019-09-30 20:20:30 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Candidates at Downtown Days

Brody Blair writes:
Do you think We could get Mr. Beshear to speak at Downtown Days. If he's willing to go to the Apple Festival he will surely come to Columbia. Just a thought... --Brody
Comments re photo 85286 Beshear Marijuana Gaming Teachers Pay Health Insurance


2019-09-30 20:15:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Calvin Christie Cooley, 90, Adair County, KY (1928-2019)

He was the oldest living member of Egypt Christian Church where he attended as a child. He served the church as a deacon most of his adult life until his failing health prevailed. He was also one of the founders who sang bass with the Egypt Quartet for decades and was renowned throughout the country for his deep bass voice.

Calvin Christie Cooley went to be with our Lord, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at age 90 years, ten months and 16 days.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 4pm Tuesday.


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2019-09-30 20:05:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

HISTORY: Wife Killing Results In Conviction

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

BOSTON, MASS, 1846 -- In Adair County, Kentucky, Joseph Coleman has been convicted of the murder of his wife on the 1st of November 1844.

He went out with her to get some bark of the slippery elm tree; returned soon afterward, and told his sister-in-law that his wife had killed herself, and with her went and brought home the corpse.

The throat was cut, there was a deep wound in the hand, and Coleman's shoe-knife was found near the body.


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2019-09-30 20:04:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Mike Burton, 57, native of Adair County, KY

Michael N. "Mike" Burton, 57, of Harrison County, KY died Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Services will be conducted at 7pmCT/8pmET Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana, KY with visitation beginning at 1pmCT/2pmET.


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2019-09-30 19:59:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Marjorie Ann Harris, 84, Metcalfe County, KY

Marjorie Ann Harris age 84 of Edmonton died Sunday September 29, 2019.

Funeral services will be held 10amCT Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home with burial in the Pink Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 Tuesday and after 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.


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2019-09-30 19:10:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: Fatal Collision on KY70 in Taylor County

By Sgt. Jason Morris
Justice & Public Safety Cabinet
Kentucky State Police

Campbellsville, KY (September 30, 2019) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle fatal collision 13 miles East of Campbellsville on KY70 today at 6:05 am ET.

Preliminary investigation indicates 68 year-old Donald Sparks of Shepherdsville was operating a 2003 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer traveling east on KY70. Sparks was traveling too fast for the terrain of the roadway causing him to lose control of the vehicle.


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2019-09-30 19:07:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

White Coat ceremony welcomes LWC Nursing students

Columbia's Jessica Halcomb and Callie Morrison among the 29 students to receive their ceremonial white coats on Friday.

By Travis Smith

The science and art of nursing was extolled Friday evening at Lindsey Wilson College as the latest cohort of nurses was accepted into the college's nursing program.

The 29 students were part of the "Blessing and White Coat Ceremony," held Friday, September 27, 2019, in V.P. Henry Auditorium. The students received a white coat to symbolize their official entrance into the program after their hands were blessed by LWC Assistant Chaplain Carol Weddle.

The BSN Pre Licensure Student Nurse Participants were, in alphabetical order:


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2019-09-30 13:01:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Betty Sue Ollestad, 75, Columbia, KY (1944-2019)

Betty, although a strict "hard-nosed boss," was loved by employees of the restaurant she founded and she loved them. Together they have served the community through Betty's OK Country Cooking for 30 years. Although Betty has gone to greater places, her legacy will continue to serve the community through the restaurant.

Betty Sue Burris Ollestad of Columbia died Monday, September 30, 2019. She was 75 years old. Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Russell Janes officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 11amCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home, and will continue on Saturday morning until time for the funeral.


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2019-09-30 12:44:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver at Egypt Christian Church

By W M Feese Jr

Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver, the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year, will be in concert at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY on Thursday evening, October 3, 2019, at 6:30pmCT.

Pastor Paul Patton and congregation invite everyone to come enjoy an evening of Bluegrass Gospel at its very best. Check them out on youtube:


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2019-09-30 10:42:41 | Comments | Printable version

Change to ACES SBDM Council meeting date

By Steve Burton, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Due to Fall Break, the ACES SBDM Council will be meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 4pmCT, instead of October 8th. The meeting will be held at Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.


2019-09-30 10:33:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KYTC launches new online portal for permit requests

The new system features real-time, intelligent routing and auto-issuance, designed to be more efficient for overweight/over-dimensional permit requests

By Jordan Smith

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) launched a new online system today for issuing travel permits for overweight/over-dimensional (OW/OD) vehicle drivers. Using verified, real-time data, the program provides intelligent routing based on road closures, vehicle weight, and vehicle dimensions. It also features automated issuance for common permit types distributed by the Cabinet.

"By moving the majority of the process online, we're making it simple for OW/OD drivers to travel on Kentucky roadways," said Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Matt Henderson. "Now, almost every permit can be issued instantly from your computer at work or home, 24/7/365. We're cutting red tape to make the permitting process more efficient for staff and more convenient for customers to haul everything from oversize equipment to boats."

Additional upgrades include the ability for users to check the status of their application with real-time updates, electronic payment options, and online renewals for annual permits.

Current system users will be redirected from the old website and required to register in the new system. KYTC will no longer accept applications via fax or email.


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2019-09-30 09:04:37 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: The Cave Air project

Brad Byington writes:
Does anyone know if Jack Garrett's cave air worked? --Brad
Comments re article 106449 September 17 1977 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

An excellent question! I hope some of our readers can offer some first-hand reports of that project, because I couldn't turn up any more information on it. --Pen


2019-09-30 08:19:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Courthouse steps

Leshia Fair writes:
It is on the Courthouse steps facing Jamestown Street. I really like this picture. --Leshia
Comments re photo 85285 Mystery where are these characters


2019-09-30 08:12:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

HISTORY MONDAY: Education, Business and Politics

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

The Keith Chapel School, a one room frame building containing eight grades, was destroyed by fire Wednesday, December 30 [1959]. Cause of the blaze was undetermined. It apparently started sometime during the night and was still burning early the following morning.

There was no insurance on the building. Since this is one of the grade schools that will be replaced by the grade centers to be constructed in the future, the building will not be replaced. The pupils, there are eleven of them enrolled, are being transported by bus to various other schools near them. The only heat in the school was a wood burning stove.
[The Keith Chapel students would eventually be part of the Sparksville Grade Center -- MW]

Business changes of the day

New IGA Store Opens in Kroger's Location -- Mr. J.D. Harper, former owner and manager of Harper's Drive-In Market on Campbellsville Street, is now the owner-manager of the new IGA Store, located in the building formerly occupied by Kroger.


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2019-09-30 05:56:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Today - MONDAY with CM - 30 Sept 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 30, 2019:
Success brings more joy
when one works unselfishly,
help others, help self.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 30 September 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2939


2019-09-30 05:49:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Hot today, high 94F and mostly sunny

It's currently 69F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny and hot today, with a high near 94F. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight should be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 65F and light south wind.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and hot again, with a high near 93F. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night will be mostly clear again, with a low around 68F and light south wind.


2019-09-30 05:46:02 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 30 Sept 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, September 30, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 98 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. 154 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-09-30 05:42:48 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 30
Happy Anniversary, Ed and Lynne Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony and Scotty Thompson (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Judy Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna Beth Sharpe (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Ryan Morgan (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chaseton D. Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cheri Stephens (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Garet Day | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jasmine Hammond (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katherine Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katlyn Robertson (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keaton Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Meredith Compton (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Murrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rep. John Bam Carney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Thompson Dean (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheri Norris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Bragg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Absher (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Everett Wilson, 91, Taylor County, KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joanna McCarty, 81, Taylor County, KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Edward Lee, Columbia, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcia Beard, Taylor Co., KY native (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herald E. Gabehart, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grover Junior Rodgers, 74, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arlus "Red" Bernard Russell Springs, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dessie Lou Smith, Windsor, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ward Russell Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garth Roosevelt Dudgeon, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence R. Clark, Adair Co., KY, native (1926-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mable McClister, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael (Bull) Cowan, Adair Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Curry, Adair County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Rae Harmon, Adair County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara A. Pruyear, Taylor County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otis C. Wilham, Casey County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billie Jean Corbin, Adair County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Ann Grant, Adair County, KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orpha Foley, 94, Russell County, KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton (Cliff) Bishop, Casey Co., KY, Green Co. native (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack Freeman Woods, 75, Kings Mountain, Kentucky native (1939-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robin Thomas Baldwin, Taylor Co., KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory birthday, Mrs. Pauline Goff, Green County, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul W. Blair, 85, Russell County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet Schuyler, 64, Russell County, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Schuyler, 63, Russell Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Doss, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grover C. Johnson Jr., 94, Russell County, KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nova Ray Pulliam, baby girl, Edmonton, KY (2016-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jim) Royce Kelly, Greensburg, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hester Dell Grider Blankenship, 83, Russell Co., KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, DeVonia LeAnn Fancher, 83, Metcalfe Co., KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alice Jean Davidson Booher, Kettle, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Kemp Murray, 96, Green County, KY (1921-2018)

| (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Ford, 61, Dunnville, KY/Bradshaw, WV native (1956-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Burns, 34, Columbia, KY (1983-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Harmon (1935-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Fudge (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vickie Lynn Roy (September 30, 1962 - April 14, 1973) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, September 30, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library CaneValley/Knifley Bookmobile Run | (ID:58774, Comment)
9:00amCTCensus Jobs Hiring Event at ACPL | (ID:58918, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library: Lap Sit: Birth-3 years | (ID:58779, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Gerald Gilpin, 86, Casey County, KY (1932-2019) | (ID:58985, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Mildred Thompson Tsukagoshi, 73, Metcalfe County, KY | (ID:58981, Comment)
5:00pmCTBornlearning(r) - Pre-K kids and parents invited for food, fun and learning | (ID:58901, Comment)
6:00pmCT4H Cloverbuds meeting: Felted Soap project | (ID:58938, Comment)

 


























 
 
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