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Ashleigh Nicole 'Ginger' Swiney, 30, Taylor County, KY

She was a patriot and proudly served her country honorably in the United States Army. Though cystic fibrosis would eventually claim her life, she rarely complained, and will be remembered for her good-natured pranks and her infectious laughter.

Ashleigh Nicole "Ginger" Swiney passed from this life on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home in Campbellsville. Daughter of the late Steven Swiney and Sonya Renee (Bryant) Catlett, she was 30 years, 5 months, and 9 days of age.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12noonCT/1pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home. Bro. Will Burgess will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10amET until time for the service.

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2019-11-02 19:07:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Scenic Kentucky: Sunset over Lincoln County

2019-11-02 - Lincoln County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Looking at the western sky near Lincoln County High School just south of Stanford, KY.

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Letter: Custodians seldom get enough recognition

George Rice writes:
Thanks to Tina Corbin for remembering the custodians after the Halloween clean up. Custodians seldom get any recognition for their hard work. And custodians are just as important to any facilities as any others. --George
Comments re article 107143 Letter Dont forget the custodians

2019-11-02 14:28:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Fire Department annual Pancake Fry, Sat 9 Nov 2019

By Donald Hare

The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department will be having our annual Pancake Fry starting at 6amCT on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Fire Station, 200 Merchant St, Columbia, KY.

All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and coffee will be just $6.00. All proceeds go to the 2020 WHAS Crusade for Children.

Call in orders and delivery for larger orders can call the fire station at 270-384-3278.

2019-11-02 14:25:08 | Comments | Printable version

Danny L. Malone, 76, Jamestown, KY (1943-2019)

Danny L. Malone of Jamestown passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at his residence. He was 76 years old.

Graveside services will be held at Bethel Cemetery, Jamestown, KY, at 1pmCT on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating.

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2019-11-02 14:13:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Angela Deanna Brumley, 45, Jamestown, KY (1974-2019)

Angela Deanna Pyles Brumley, 45, of Jamestown, KY died Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

The funeral service for Angela Deanna Brumley will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Tony Streeval officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgecrest Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amCT to 1pmCT on Monday.

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2019-11-02 12:04:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Is Columbia among the safest cities in Kentucky?

Columbia sits at #25 on a recent list of Safest Cities in Kentucky

By Pen Waggener

The FBI collects the voluntary reporting of participating local, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies, and then periodically releases crime statistics to the public through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

The FBI provides lots of state-level interpretation of the data and trend comparisons. For example, Kentucky is well below the national average for violent crimes per 100,000 people, and that trend is fairly constant over the decade of 2008 to 2018.

However, the FBI strongly and specifically warns against using their data to compare locales, for over a dozen reasons, including population density, youth concentration of populations, stability of the population, mobility, commuting patterns, and transient factors, economic conditions, modes of transportation, family conditions, local administrative policies on reporting, and even climate. ("Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics_Their Proper Use_v2.pdf.").

Nevertheless, people love rankings, publishers love internet traffic, and Columbia fared pretty well in the comparison. Which is why we're reporting that a writer for, which promotes home security products, has taken the FBI's 2017 data set, cross-referenced some US Census Bureau poplulation estimates, and created a page called "Kentucky's 20 Safest Cities of 2019."

Columbia didn't make the top 20, but does sit at #25 on the list, which is based in a slightly nontransparent way on population, violent crimes per 1,000 residents, and property crime per 1,000 residents.

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2019-11-02 10:58:21 | Comments | Printable version

Evening services at Egypt Christian Church

By W M Feese, Jr

Beginning on Sunday evening, Nov 3, 2019, all evening services at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia will begin at 6pmCT, due to the ending of Daylight Saving Time.

We would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy our services each Sunday and Wednesday evenings as well as Gospel Music concerts that are sure to uplift your spirit.

2019-11-02 08:04:42 | Comments | Printable version

Today - SATURDAY with CM - 2 Nov 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 2, 2019:
Careless responses
may be brought back against you
when decisions made.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 2 November 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2972

2019-11-02 08:02:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Barbara Jean Grider Parrish, 56, Adair County, KY

Barbara Jean Grider Parrish, the daughter of the late Guy and Ruby (Polston) Grider, was born Thursday, May 9, 1963 in Burkesville, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the T.J. Health in Columbia. She was 56 years, 5 months and 22 days of age.

The funeral service will be Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12noonCT/1pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Fudge Cemetery at Breeding. Visitation after 10amCT/11amET on Monday until time for the service.

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2019-11-02 07:28:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACHS student designs chosen for National Christmas Trees

Adair student's ornaments will be on display on the "Kentucky" tree in Washington, DC through December, 2019.

By Cayce Davenport, ACHS Art Teacher

Adair County High School is one of 56 schools chosen to represent their state for a state themed tree - part of the America Celebrates display surrounding the National Christmas Tree.

The National Park Foundation states that they have funded the project and through a partnership with the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Education worked with state art and education agencies to identify elementary, middle and high schools whose students would create the ornaments for the America Celebrates display.

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2019-11-02 06:46:02 | Comments | Printable version

Southern Heirs to sing at Poplar Grove and Wall Town Churches

The Southern Heirs will be Singing November 10, 2019 at 10amCT at Poplar Grove Baptist Church located on Highway 127 north in Russell Springs Ky. Everyone welcome.

They will also Singing Sunday night November 10th at 5pmCT at Wall Town Christian Church Located on Hwy. 837 in Liberty Ky.

2019-11-02 06:16:35 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 2
Happy Birthday, Carter Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Drake Sneed. (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Franklin (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Neat (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julinda Kean Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayden Birdwell (2005 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenetha Dial Atwell (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marjorie B. Payne | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Moriah Catherine Young (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Scott Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Bell Coomer (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Jeanette Johnson, 52, Scottsville, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Frances Walker, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Evan Scott, Russell Springs, KY (1940-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allene Carroll Eastridge, Columbia, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Leah Overstreet, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Staten, Cumberland Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha R. Baxter, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cosby Munday, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lawrence Fredrick Boger, Russell Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ruth Shuffett Rogers Bruton, Green Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Lynn Melson, Russell County, KY (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Houk Wall, Taylor Co., KY native (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Finis Crawhorn, Adair Co., KY (1946-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ret. Lt. John E. Humkey, Adair County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vesta M. Nankivell, 88, West Milton, OH (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy C. Ooten, Cumberland Co., KY native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilburn (Geary) Wolford, Adair County, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lavern Stone, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lori Elaine (Hopper) Keen, 49, Russell Co., KY (1964-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Harper, Metcalfe County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Faye Rice, Adair County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ann Arnold, Taylor County, KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Abner Wooldridge, 87, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Walker, 78, Taylor County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Miller, 76, Adair County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cheryl Wall Hembree, Adair County, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Bell Perkins, Jamestown, KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Deering (1953-2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Onia Tucker Semones (1922-1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Tucker Bryant (1922-2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Sullivan | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTEunice Church Of God Country Ham Breakfast | (ID:59341, Comment)
7:00amCTVote today if you're going to be away on the 5 Nov 2019 election day | (ID:59288, Comment)
8:00amCTVendors Fair at Columbia Church of Nazarene Wheet Hall | (ID:58441, Comment)
Book Fair at Green County Public Library in downtown Greensburg, KY | (ID:58983, Comment)
Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast, at Patty's Liberty Road Grocery and Deli | (ID:59342, Comment)
9:00amCTCharity Baptist Youth Fundraiser: Loaded Baked Potatoes | (ID:59325, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Sharon Pierce Davis, 75, Greensburg, KY (1944-2019) | (ID:59354, Comment)
11:00amCTFish Fry and Good Friends at Santa Fee Church
No charge, but donations will help with renovations of the Flatwoods' Rosenwald School building | (ID:59345, Comment)
Services for Dr. Glenn P. (Pat) Glasgow, Ph.D., 75, Columbia, KY (1944-2019) | (ID:59347, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Geraldine Leach, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2019) | (ID:59349, Comment)
Service for Ann Gibson, 64, Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY | (ID:59357, Comment)
Services for Terry James Thorpe, 59, Taylor Co., KY (1960-2019) | (ID:59358, Comment)
2:30pmCTServices for Leonard V. (Lenny) Griffiths, 60, Thackerville, OK (1959-2019) | (ID:59344, Comment)
5:00pmCTChristian concert scheduled at Campbellsville Christian Church | (ID:59329, Comment)


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