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Second food truck event fundraiser scheduled by City

By Tiffany Collins

The 2nd Food Truck event of the year will be held on Friday, November 8, in conjunction with the To The Nines monthly event.

“The purpose of the activity is to promote downtown Columbia; and, to encourage people to shop local,” said Mayor Pamela Hoots.

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2019-10-10 22:10:47 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Kentucky: Mammoth Cave National Park

2019-10-10 - Central Kentucky - Photo courtesy National Parks Service.
Hints of orange and yellow are just starting to appear in this photo taken this afternoon from the hiking trail near Earth House, in Mammoth Cave National Park.

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Letter: Trying to see the house

Maury E Lewis writes:
I can't look very much because I do most of the driving now but if no traffic is around I have been trying to see the house. Uncovering history. We need a thumbs up emoji. --Maury
Comments re photo 85434 New sight on Burkesville Street Columbia

2019-10-10 20:02:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Kenneth Scott in photo

Cheryl Holland writes:
My dad, Kenneth Scott, is standing behind Mr. Burton. Isham Scott is also his great-grandfather. My dad's grandfather is Uliss Scott, a son of Isham and his second wife. --Cheryl Holland
Comments re photo 85433 Silent City Murrell Burton portrays great-grandfather

Cheryl, thanks for writing. We've updated the photo cutline.

2019-10-10 20:00:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Safe driving class

Marsha Walker writes:
Linda, Several years ago I attended a safe driving class for senior adults at the extension office. It was taught by a KY State Police officer and was a great opportunity to brush up on new and forgotten skills. I believe those who completed the course were eligible for driver insurance reductions.

Does anyone have additional information? I would like to take the class again. --Marsha

2019-10-10 19:57:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

General Fund and Road Fund Receipts for September 2019

General Fund receipts fell 1.2 percent, while Road Fund receipts rose 3.8 percent

By John E. Chilton/Greg Harkenrider

Frankfort, KY - State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that General Fund receipts fell 1.2 percent in September with revenues of $1,064.5 million. This compares to $1,077.3 million collected in September 2018. So far this fiscal year (FY20), General Fund receipts have grown 1.1 percent. September closes out the first quarter of the fiscal year and collections declined for the first time since the third quarter of FY17 when receipts fell 3.2 percent. For perspective, increases in collections have averaged 4.0 percent in the intervening nine quarters.

The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY20 calls for revenue to grow 0.6 percent compared to FY19 actual receipts. Based on September's results, General Fund revenues must increase 0.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year to meet the official estimate.

Chilton noted that a good month from the sales tax helped offset reductions in nearly every other major account.

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2019-10-10 14:20:10 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: P&Z/City Council Vote

James Roberts writes:
Linda, I think that the Columbia City Council and or Columbia Zoning Commission should be more concerned about the condition of the building structures that are dilapidated, unoccupied and taking up valuable business space on the Columbia square rather than make it hard or impossible for a legitimate business to operate and be a taxpaying asset to the community!

It is my opinion that decaying buildings not providing any support for the local economy with windows and facades falling out onto the streets and sidewalks is preferred over a business trying to make a living! Thanks, --James Roberts
Comments re: Columbia City Council meeting - October Report

2019-10-10 14:16:33 | Comments | Printable version

Candy Trail at Summit Manor, Thu 31 Oct 2019

Summit Manor will be hosting a Candy Trail on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 3pmCT until 5pmCT at Summit Manor Rehab & Wellness Center, 400 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY. Children of all ages are welcome.

2019-10-10 12:32:27 | Comments | Printable version

KOHS: Operation Crash Reduction runs October 11-14

Office of Highway Safety, law enforcement agencies partner with NHTSA to reduce crashes throughout Columbus Day

By Erin Eggen/Naitore Djigbenou

Frankfort, KY - The upcoming Columbus Day holiday provides a great opportunity for long weekend getaways -- and this means more cars on the road. This is why the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), state and local law enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are teaming up for the inaugural Operation Crash Reduction effort with a focus on Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Operation Crash Reduction runs from October 11 through October 14 with a goal of saving lives and preventing injuries due to traffic crashes. During this time, law enforcement will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign, with an emphasis on seat belt use.

"While we always encourage safe driving practices, this specialized campaign focuses on the importance of buckling up," said KOHS Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. "If you are involved in a crash, a properly-fastened seat belt provides the best defense against injury or death."

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2019-10-10 12:30:02 | Comments | Printable version

Gary Greer, 63, Liberty, KY (1956-2019)

Gary Lee "Booner" Greer of Liberty, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky. He was 63 years of age.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11amET on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Brother Kenny Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5pmET until 7pmET on Friday, October 11, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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2019-10-10 12:26:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Election School Training is Tue 22 Oct 2019

By Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

Election School Training for Poll Workers has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 5pmCT. Location will be in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728.

For additional information please contact the Adair County Clerk's Office, 270-384-2801.

2019-10-10 12:24:02 | Comments | Printable version

City Attorney weighs in on P&Z tie vote

For reference: Columbia City Council meeting - October Report

Release from the office of Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 the Columbia City Hall received several questions in reference to the vote at Monday night's City Council meeting concerning the Planning and Zoning recommendation on Burkesville Street.

This was on property owned by Dustin Brockman. There was a tie vote on the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation; with the Mayor breaking the tie, allowing the zone change to be made from residential to commercial.

Questions relative to whether the Mayor could break a tie vote on a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation were then raised by a few individuals.

The Columbia City Attorney Derrick Helm has responded with the following memorandum to the Mayor:
Mayor, Pamela Hoots
City of Columbia, Kentucky

Dear Mayor:

Upon your request regarding the Columbia City Council's vote on the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, I have the following response:

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2019-10-10 11:27:04 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Hunting the Headhunters, part 2

Previous column: Hunting the Headhunters

By Carol Perkins

To continue the journey from last week of searching for the Kentucky Headhunters, both Fred Young and Greg Martin insisted we "interrupt" Richard's studio session. (They didn't say that word, but that is what I felt we would be doing.)

We took their permission and headed for the studio on Water Street in Glasgow belonging to David Barrick. I made a few wrong turns until I found the street but had no idea in which building I would find Richard.

At eight o'clock on a dark street that isn't much more than an alley, I wasn't sure on how many doors I wanted to knock or into windows I wanted to peek before finding him. I parked in front of a brick building (that looked abandoned except for the two vehicles in front) and while the girls waited and locked the doors, I took a deep breath and knocked on the door. I heard music, so I knew no one could hear me, and when I opened the door and Richard turned and saw me, he was more than puzzled and speechless!

I quickly explained, "Richard, I have a carload of Texas women who want to meet you." He immediately replied, "I like Texas women," and followed me outside. As the women came out of the SUV, Richard said, "I bet y'all are school teachers." (I guess we have a look).

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2019-10-10 10:53:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Letter: CDC advice on vaping

Jessica writes:
The CDC and fda have found it is black market THC cartridges causing the issue. They have even warned ppl not to use these cartridges. There is cyanide and vitamin E acetate in them. Normal vapes have vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and flavouring. Which are food additives. There is also different percentages of nicotine you can get in them if you even want it. This getting old with the scare mongering against normal vapes. Every media outlet I've seen wants to conveniently omit the actual cause of this. I'm sorry, but every one of these reports rub me the wrong way b/c it's just demonizing normal vaping. And banning vapes aren't going to solve a problem when what's causing it is illegal to start with. --Jessica
Comments re article 106654 DPH More reported cases of severe lung injury from vaping

Jessica, Thanks for writing. Those "black market THC" cartridges are notably hazardous, but the CDC currently says that "no single product or substance has been linked to all lung injury cases." The article you commented on specifically mentions "a man in his early thirties who reported vaping with nicotine, and no THC or synthetic cannabinoid."

While they study the problem, the CDC isn't proposing a ban. Their advice is quite a bit more reasonable: "While this investigation is ongoing, CDC recommends that you consider refraining from using e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly those containing THC."

The idea of "normal" vaping is problematic. Since vapes are so new, health care research will likely be playing catchup for decades. Sixty years ago, smoking cigarettes was completely "normal." It took a couple of generations for public awareness to catch up with health officials' growing knowledge of the nasty health problems that smoking was causing. The long-term effects of vaping simply can't be known yet. In the meantime, we think informed caution is good advice. --Pen

2019-10-10 08:59:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Rebecca J. Doster, 73, Jamestown, KY (1945-2019)

Rebecca J. Doster, formerly of Bethlehem, Georgia, died Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Hospice Unit. She was 73 years old.

The funeral service for Rebecca J. Doster will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Jamestown First Baptist Church, 165 W Cumberland Ave, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Scott Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Jamestown City Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from NoonCT on Saturday until the funeral time at 2pmCT.

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2019-10-10 05:39:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD: Drug trafficking arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens
Columbia Police Department

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the Columbia Police Department executed an arrest warrant for drug trafficking after a lengthy and ongoing investigation.

Kelvin Bowers, 32, of Columbia, was seen and apprehended at FiveStar on Hudson Street shortly before 5pmCT. He has been charged with Trafficking a controlled substance methamphetamine as well as wanton endangerment first degree; both felonies.

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2019-10-10 05:30:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACSO: Sex offender arrested in Sano area, Adair County

From Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriffs Office

On Wednesday afternoon 10-09-19 Adair County Sheriff's Office arrested Roy Stephen Helm in the Sano community of Adair County. Helm was arrested on charges of Failure To Comply with Sex Offender Registry.

Sheriff Brockman received information from Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston of Helm possibly living in the area of Sano near the Adair/Russell Line and was not on compliance with his mandated responsibilities of notifying the authorities of his address change and whereabouts. Failure to comply with sex offender registration is a Class D Felony in KY.

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2019-10-10 05:24:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Land donation would also have pleased Cynthia

Jamie Isabelle writes:
Not only would Cynthia Rowe be proud of the food pantry, but she would also be thrilled to have seen the Adair County Jaycees receive land so the Adair County Fair could once again become a reality. --Jamie
Comments re photo 85420 New ramp at Adair County Food Pantry

See also: Bank of Columbia donates land to bring Adair Fairgrounds home

2019-10-10 05:22:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mostly sunny, high 80F, chance of rain tomorrow

It's currently 57F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It should be mostly sunny today, with a high near 80F. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 59F and southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday will be partly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and a high near 82F. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Showers will be likely Friday night, and possibly a thunderstorm before 1amCT. Cloudy, with a low around 43F. South wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

2019-10-10 04:53:35 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 10 Oct 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 10, 2019:
No good-natured joke
can include even one word
that hints of failure.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 10 October 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2949

2019-10-10 04:48:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 10 Oct 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, October 10, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 60 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 5 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: 8 events Circuit Court. 13 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-10-10 04:47:56 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 10
Happy Anniversary, Dana and Phillip Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gene & Joyce Hoots | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mendel & LaGene Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip & Dana Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barry Jones (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brantlee Jacob Currier, (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Barr (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dean Froedge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Burris (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaxon Fulk (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenneth Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kylie Dorman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leah Thompson (October 10, 2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Corbin (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa "Missy" Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Piper Lynn Kemp (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Regina Key | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Elva Hare, 91, Russell Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewayne Cochran, Liberty, KY (1933-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Johnson, Cumberland County, KY (1041-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kennith L. Stephens, Russell County, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice Osborne, Taylor County, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Dolores Morris Money, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alva Lena Wright, Jamestown, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Stella Holt, Russell Springs, KY (1926-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Phillip E. Shaw, Taylor Co. KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Benson, Sr., Russell Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maria Crisina Bloyd, Russell Co., KY (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert "Bob" Carter, Taylor Co., KY (1963( | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Burress, Speck Ridge Road (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, SMSGT (Ret) Marcus C. Jones, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Venia M. Lawhorn, Casey Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Mae Murray, Knifley, Adair County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Douglas (C. D.) Miller, Adair Co., KY native (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Garyl Murphy, Casey Co., KY (1956-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Morgan, Russell Co., KY, Adair Co., KY native (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon McGaha, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne J. Wahner, 61, Russell County, KY (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wilkie Stone, 73, Adair Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Rowena Hood, Edmonton, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Randye Allison Davis, Green County, KY (1967-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dianne Harris, Taylor Co., KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Diana Fields, Edmonton, KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lilah Brown Sutton, 67, Russell Co., KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tricha Holt, Adair County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie McKinley Lawless, 85, Russell Co., KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeff Hatter, 60, Casey Co., KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Roy, 69, Dunnville, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David A. Janes, Adair County, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Green, 71, Adair County, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Bright, Taylor County, KY (1921-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bridget Lane Jones, Adair County, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen W. Emerson, Casey County, KY (1963-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin Owen May, 82, formerly of Green County, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bob) Erskine Higginbotham, Burkesville, Cumberland County,KY native (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vina Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTNational Children's Environmental Health Day | (ID:58932, Comment)
Adair County Schools Fall Break | (ID:59034, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Sparksville/Glensfork Bookmobile Run | (ID:59047, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Aron Lester Corley, 54, Greensburg, KY (1965-2019) | (ID:59105, Comment)
Services for Keith Dunbar, 96, Russell Springs, KY (1923-2019) | (ID:59120, Comment)
Services for Dorothy VanDyke Barnett, 99, Taylor Co., KY native (1920-2019) | (ID:59123, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Mary Ellen Jeffries, 92, Savoyard community, Metcalfe County | (ID:59115, Comment)


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