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Letter: Crispy grass

Maury E Lewis writes:
Someone drove over the crispy grass. I have the same marks in my back yard where I drive to pick my husband up at the back door when we go out. --Maury
Comments re photo 85345 Mystery What are the brownish stripes

2019-10-04 18:23:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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ACHS Homecoming Court 2019: Yearbook

2019-10-04 - Adair County High School - Photo by Linda Waggener,
ACHS Homecoming Court 2019: The Yearbook is represented by Jenna Rodgers, the 17 year old daughter of Misty May and Byron Rodgers, escorted by Kaleb Butler, the 20 year old son of Billy and Glenda Carroll and the late Bobby Butler.

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Betty's Country Cooking will be closed on Saturday

Jessica Murphy sends word that Betty's Country Cooking will be closed on Saturday, October 5, 2019, for the funeral of founder Betty Sue Ollestad.

The restaurant will return to their normal schedule on Sunday morning.

2019-10-04 18:06:58 | Comments | Printable version

Dennis (Denny) Gene Withers, 68, Russell County, KY native

Dennis (Denny) Gene Withers, age 68, died quietly in his sleep Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his residence.

His funeral will be Saturday October 5, 2019 at 3pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Dr., Russell Springs. Visitation will be from 12-3pmCT on Saturday. Interment in Wilkerson Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.

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2019-10-04 18:03:25 | Comments | Printable version

TC Energy says noises do not pose a safety issue

Mike Keltner, Director of Adair Co. Emergency Management, forwards this message that TC Energy has released about the pipeline noises:

TC Energy representatives have been actively working on a solution to remedy the sounds heard by residents in Adair County, Kentucky. These sound waves do not pose a safety issue, and we want to ensure residents that after extensive assessment, the integrity of our pipe and system are safe to operate. Since the issue was first discovered, engineers and operations personnel have been on site conducting tests and have determined that the sound heard by nearby residents is being caused by sound waves reverberating along the pipe.

We will continue to actively monitor the situation and investigate possible ways to address the noise levels. We appreciate the input from the community, and we have heard them and are working toward addressing their concerns. We will continue to keep community leaders informed going forward.

2019-10-04 17:30:21 | Comments | Printable version

CJ coverage of gas pipeline noise

By Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal

Officials in Adair County, said they are seeking to determine the cause of a noise coming from a natural gas pipeline that runs through the area. The Adair County Emergency Management agency said in a news release Thursday the county sheriff was notified Sept. 24 of a noise coming from the Columbia Gulf Transmission Pipeline in the area of Knifley Road and Robinson Ridge Road. In February 2014, an underground section of Columbia Gulf Transmission's Line 200 exploded near Ky. 76 in Knifley. The blast -- not far from where the recent noise was heard -- left a 60-foot crater in the ground, destroyed two homes, injured two people and forced 20 residents to evacuate.

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2019-10-04 15:19:12 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Homecoming is tonight, Friday, 4 Oct 2019

The Adair County High School Indians will hold the annual Homecoming tradition this evening Friday, October 4, 2019 at the ACHS Football field.

Crowning of the winners from the Homecoming Court will take place at 6:20pmCT with the football game against Glasgow to begin afterward at 7pmCT.

Some candidates were not available for photos - we hope to add them as soon as they are submitted to make sure all are included.

Click the headline for the album of contestants - we celebrate them all !

2019-10-04 13:29:52 | Comments | Printable version

Lester M. Bradshaw, Sr., 86, Russell Co., KY native (1933-2019)

Lester M. Bradshaw, Sr. passed away peacefully in Zephyrhills, Florida, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, after reaching the age of 86 years.

A 10amCT viewing and 2pmCT memorial service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main Street, Russell Springs, KY.

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2019-10-04 13:00:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Big Windy location

Robert Cumming writes:
So where is the Big Windy neighborhood or was it just a general expression describing a lawless place? --Robert
Robert, thanks for writing. We had the wrong link in the previous letter about Jeff Johnson's answer, but that's fixed now. Big Windy was on Hwy 61 North out of Columbia

Comments re article 106557 Letter Jeff Johnson right about location of Big Windy

2019-10-04 12:56:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: What a joy!

Maury E Lewis writes:
We need a BIG "Ha Ha" button, like face book, but bigger, for this and I do agree everyone needs to watch children play anything and listen to them as they play. What a joy!!!!!! --Maury
Comments re photo 85348 Tee Ball action at Joe Johnson Park

2019-10-04 12:51:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Hungry Kids Cafe menu for Saturday 5 October 2019

Hungry Kids Cafe menu from Lois Cunningham for Farmers Market on the Square Saturday morning, October 5, 2019:

Free Kids Breakfast until 10:30amCT:
Pancakes and Link Sausage with Fruit parfait.

Free Kids Lunch menu:
Chicken Alfredo, Peas, Sliced tomatoes and Market Cake.

Cider and donuts for all as this is Customer Appreciation Day, one of only three Saturdays left in the 2019 Farmers Market on the Square.

2019-10-04 10:08:31 | Comments | Printable version

Annual Bearwallow UMC Fish Fry, Sat 26 Oct 2019

The annual Bearwallow United Methodist Church Fish Fry will be Saturday, October 26, 2019. Doors open at 4pmCT, with a meal to follow in the fellowship hall. This event is completely free to the public.

Menu: Fish, coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, french fries, dessert, drinks. There will be door prizes, corn hole games, pumpkin painting, a cake walk, fellowship and bouncy houses.

Bearwallow United Methodist Church is located at 6132 Liberty Rd., Columbia, KY. Contact Jordan Abell for more information, 270-932-1558.

2019-10-04 09:55:39 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Amazing sunrise

Anna Huff writes:
Wow! This is an amazing sunrise. --Anna

Comments re photo 85339 Scenic Adair County Sunrise on Birch Road
Anna, We agree!! He got this photo at peak inspiration time! - LW

2019-10-04 09:49:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

AC Middle School Club Spotlight - Technology

Adair County Middle School writer shines the spotlight on one of the organizations students can get involved with for extra experience at school.

By Brody Blair

I interviewed two S.T.L.P members to hear their thoughts on the club. Their responses follow:

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2019-10-04 09:27:55 | Comments | Printable version

Tee Ball at Joe Johnson Little League Park

By Melissa Stone

I have said many times that everyone should witness a tee ball game at least one time in their life - whether they have anyone on the team or not! Watching children playing with all their heart for the simple joy of playing is good for the soul! The recent games took place at Joe Johnson Little League park.

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2019-10-04 07:55:59 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Sheriff's Dept. Activity for September 2019

The Adair County Sheriff's Department has released its Monthly Activity Report for September 2019:
  • 59 Warrants of Arrest Served
  • 12 Criminal Cases Opened
  • 0 Call Response Reports Written
  • 4 Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
  • 13 Non-Injury Accidents Worked
  • 1 Injury Accident Worked
  • 46 Out of County Transports
  • 33 Citations Written for Criminal Activity
  • 26 Civil Process Papers Served
  • 2 Criminal Summonses Served
  • 15 Subpoenas Served
  • 161 Hours of Court Security Provided
  • 403 Vehicle Inspections Done
  • 14 Animal Complaints
  • 13 Motor Assists
  • 733 911 Calls (20 Alcohol/Drug Related)

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2019-10-04 07:52:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Columbia City Council meeting - October Agenda

The regular October meeting of the City Council of Columbia is scheduled for the first Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6pmCT at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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2019-10-04 06:54:31 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Football rolls 58-3 over Bethel in Top-15 battle

By Chris Wells

McKenzie, TN - No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson football made a statement on Thursday night with a 58-3 win over 14th-ranked Bethel (TN) at Wildcat Stadium. The Blue Raiders (5-0, 2-0 in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division) won every aspect of the top-15 showdown in their most complete game of the season.
  • Lindsey Wilson scored 58 straight points after the Wildcats (3-2, 0-1) took a three-point lead five minutes into the game.
  • The Blue Raiders outgained their host 426-162 in total yardage, including running for 244 yards against a Bethel defense that had allowed just over 109 yards per game against NAIA competition this season.
  • The Blue Raider defense tallied a pair of touchdowns for a second straight week.
  • Lindsey Wilson won the turnover battle five to one.
With the win, Lindsey Wilson football and LWC head coach Chris Oliver pick up career win number 75. The Blue Raiders sport a 75-32 all-time record in their 10th season.

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2019-10-04 04:29:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

October Chamber meeting, Tue 8 Oct 2018

The Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce will hold their October meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at NoonCT in the Cranmer Dining Center, Lindsey Wilson College, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY.

Donavon McClure with the Kentucky Wired project will be the guest speaker, presenting on the state-run fiber internet project and what it means for Adair County.

2019-10-04 04:25:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chamber Insights

Letter: Jeff Johnson right about location of Big Windy

Mike Watson writes:
Jeff Johnson has the location of 'Big Windy' correct. The area was once commonly known to be no place for a peace-loving person to wander. There was a time, a century ago or more, when men met in that vicinity to gamble, among other things.

There were at least two men killed in this area in the early 1900s. One killing, in 1903, was over twenty cents in a crap game. Illegal liquor sales were also common and the revenue officers often made raids there. That's not to say there weren't good folk living in the area, too. --MW
Comments re: Big Windy was on Hwy 61 North out of Columbia

2019-10-04 04:22:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC Volleyball defeats Thomas More in four sets

By Brady Budke

The No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team defeated Thomas More (Ky.) in a four-set Mid-South Conference battle on Thursday night at Biggers Sports Center.

Freshman Kasia Niderla led the Blue Raiders with 17 kills, while freshman Camryn Rich led the way with 18 assists. On defense, sophomore Lauren Larzelere managed 21 digs with senior Elly Burke recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 11 kills and 15 digs.

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2019-10-04 04:20:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Sunny and milder today, high 78F

It's currently 64F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny and milder today, with a high near 78F. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 48F and northeast wind around 6 mph.

Saturday should be sunny again, with a high near 86F and northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

Saturday night will bring a 40 percent chance of showers after 1amCT, with an overnight low around 59F and light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the evening.

On Sunday, there's an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with as much as 2 inches of rain possible overnight. Sunday's high should be near 79F.

2019-10-04 04:16:43 | Comments | Printable version

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 4 Oct 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 4, 2019:
Dangers await those
who work with more energy
than with discretion.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 4 October 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2943

2019-10-04 04:09:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 4 Oct 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, October 4, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events 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: 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: 9 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-10-04 04:08:33 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 4
Happy Anniversary, Wendell and Brenda Hadley (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aidan Grant (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Hargis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laveda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Elizabeth Green (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stan Smock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Breeding (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina Karnes Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Verlon Allbright (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wes Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthay, George "Hack" Monday, Casey County, KY, (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertie Coomer, 96, Adair Co., KY (1918-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, H. C. Boss Gore, Adair Co. native (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty-Lou Wethington, Columbia, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Lonzo Walker, formerly of Greensburg, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Pyles, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Logan Turner Gaddie, Taylor County, KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth (Jack) Collins, Taylor Co., KY; Adair Co., KY native (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Land Turpin, 98, Casey Co., KY (1916-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Kay Marrs, 57, Taylor County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samantha Lynn Young, 23, Columbia, KY (1991-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Dorothy Murrell Durham, Casey Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Cain, 56, Russell County, KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Dean Dudley, 56, Adair County, KY (1960-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas (Tom) Acoya, 47, Casey County, Ky, (1970-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrison -D.S.- Bowling, 72, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. J.V. Lile, Green County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Barkley Satterly, Taylor County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elaine C. George (1950-2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irvin Lee Daniel, 57, Campbellsville, KY (1962-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jennifer Gwyn Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Burton (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharlene Cowan Burton (Oct. 4, 1955-Nov. 23, 1975) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Pellyton Bookmobile Run | (ID:58760, Comment)
9:00amCTCelebration of Life for Charles Robert Lee Johnson, 59, Columbia, KY (1960-2019) | (ID:59008, Comment)
10:00amCTGrand re-opening of The Agape House, 363 Office Park Drive, Suite 204, Columbia | (ID:59017, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Pat Berry Janes, 78, Green County, KY | (ID:59005, Comment)
Services for Alberta Mae Lamb, 90, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019) | (ID:59006, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Judge Edwin P. Abell, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019) | (ID:59000, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Abby Gail Scott, 72, Russell County, KY (1947-2918) | (ID:59013, Comment)


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