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Letter: Thanks to TJ Health Columbia

Melissa Stone writes:
Thank you so much to TJ Health for the food donation. It will help to feed many in need in the Columbia and Adair County area! --Melissa
Comments re photo 85968 Day of Giving at Columbia Church of Christ

2019-11-22 20:24:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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OCC 2019: New Liberty Church

2019-11-22 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Craig Huddleston dropped off Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts prepared by the New Liberty Church.

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Three more days for Operation Christmas Child

With three days left in the donation drive for 2019 Operation Christmas Child, donations now stand at 1771 boxes.

The drop off center, located in the Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown St, Columbia, KY, will continue collecting donations through Monday, November 25, 2019. Collection times are:
  • Saturday, November 23, from 9amCT to 11amCT
  • Sunday, November 24, from 2pmCT to 4pmCT
  • Monday, November 25, from 9amCT to 11amCT

2019-11-22 20:17:43 | Comments | Printable version

Flags to half-staff Saturday in honor of KY Serviceman

Korean War soldier Ray P. Fairchild to be reinterred

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during the Korean War, but whose remains were only recently identified.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently announced that Marine Corps Pfc. Ray P. Fairchild, 21, of Salyersville, was officially accounted for July 29, 2019.

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2019-11-22 19:52:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Strategic Initiative for Transformational Employment announced

By Holly Neal

Frankfort, KY - The Department for Workforce Investment (DWI), within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has partnered with the Department of Corrections (DOC), Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center to implement Strategic Initiative for Transformational Employment (SITE) to enhance career and recovery services for Kentuckians impacted by substance abuse.

Kentucky received $100,000 in U.S. Department of Labor Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grant funding to expand use of fidelity bonds to help individuals with criminal backgrounds and those recovering from a substance abuse disorder to find employment opportunities in the Commonwealth.

Through the Department for Workforce Investment, fidelity bonds are issued to employers to assist with job placement of formerly incarcerated and at-risk job applicants. Fidelity bonds provide employers with a limited-liability insurance at no cost in an effort to help insure employers against theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement for the first six months of employment of at-risk employees.

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2019-11-22 19:50:16 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's basketball defeats Miami-Hamilton 97-49

By Christopher Coombs

The No. 15-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team defeated Miami-Hamilton (Ohio) 97-49 on Friday evening at Biggers Sports Center. Five Blue Raiders finished the game with double-digit points as 13 LWC players scored in the contest.

Reagan Turner scored a game-high 17 points and six rebounds as DeAsia Outlaw finished with 16 points, five boards, five steals and three blocks. J'Nayah Hall tallied 12 points as Rose Mary Jackson and Molly Stone finished with 10 points.

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2019-11-22 19:48:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Woman saved after emailing fire-rescue

By John Moore, Central Kentucky News-Journal

An elderly Campbellsville woman who fell in her home and was unable to reach her phone kept her wits about her and sought help by other means. The woman managed to knock a computer tablet off a shelf and used that to send an email asking for help.

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2019-11-22 17:19:37 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville receives Certified Local Government grant

By Diane Comer

Frankfort, KY -. - Following a round of 12 project grants earlier this year, five Kentucky communities will now benefit from a second round of Certified Local Government (CLG) funding to facilitate professional staff development, training and public education during FY2019-20.

These "extra opportunity" grants will use the remaining $11,663 in annual funds allocated to the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC) by the National Park Service, available to qualifying local governments through a federal Historic Preservation Fund pass-through to assist their work in recognizing, protecting and saving historic places.

CLG designation offers a way for city and county-wide historic preservation commissions to develop a comprehensive approach to historic preservation and promote the integration of preservation interests into the planning process. Grants require a 40% local match in additional committed funds or in-kind services.

Staff from Bellevue, Campbellsville, Covington and Horse Cave will use the funds as stipends to attend the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) FORUM conference July 22-26 in Tacoma, Washington, the only national conference focused on issues facing local historic preservation commissions and historic districts.

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2019-11-22 11:01:48 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's basketball to compete in Lou Cunningham Classic

By Grace Blomstedt

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team travels to Campbellsville, KY to compete in the Lou Cunningham Classic on November 22 and 23 at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way Campbellsville, KY. The Blue Raiders will play against Marian (Ind.) at 5pmCT on Friday and Indiana - Southeast at 1pmCT on Saturday.

Other games in the classic include Campbellsville (KY) against Indiana-Southeast at 7pmCT on Friday, and on Saturday at 3pmCT Campbellsville will play Marian.

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2019-11-22 10:59:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

KSP: Buckle up and plan sober rides

The Kentucky State Police will step up enforcement efforts over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and encourages drivers to buckle up and plan sober rides

By Sergeant Josh Lawson

Frankfort, KY - Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally one of the most heavily traveled holidays of the year and to ensure drivers make it safely to their destinations, troopers will be on Kentucky roadways looking for safety belt and impaired driving violations. In addition to those infractions, the KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will place an emphasis on truck violations and inspections.

KSP is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) to support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) "Make It to the Table: Don't Drink and Drive" Thanksgiving enforcement effort.

Federal grant funds, provided through KOHS, will allow KSP to utilize more troopers and officers on Kentucky highways during peak travel times.

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2019-11-22 10:57:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Burkesville winery wins Commissioner's Cup award

By Sean Southard

StoneBrook Winery of Camp Springs took home two of the five Commissioner's Cup awards at the seventh annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition and Commissioner's Cup on November 16, 2019 in Lexington.

Burkesville's Up the Creek Winery entered 5 wines in the competition, and was awarded Best Boutique Production for their Stormy Blues, a blueberry/strawberry new vintage.

"Kentucky wines continued to show progress in quality at this year's competition," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. "A highly qualified panel of judges awarded medals to more than 90 percent of the wines entered in the competition. Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that competed this year."

The Commissioner's Cup awards went to:

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2019-11-22 10:55:29 | Comments | Printable version

Sen. Max Wise's Legislative Update: Thanksgiving

Personal political commentary/opinions of the writer

By State Senator Max Wise, (R-Campbellsville)
16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties

Just as the crisp autumn air begins to turn towards winter frost, Kentucky enters into a new season of thanksgiving and transition. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are well underway, but we continue to remain busy in Frankfort with interim joint committee meetings and other legislative business in preparation for the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

Thankfully, election season is behind us and we can shift our focus to what this time of year is really about-- family, friends, and our communities. Each Thanksgiving, I look forward to being home in my district hearing from constituents and spending time with loved ones.

As we enjoy our Thanksgiving meals, let us not forget those who are in need, especially during the colder winter months.

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2019-11-22 10:49:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LWC Women's Basketball hosts Miami-Hamilton this afternoon

By Brady Budke

The No. 15-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team faces Miami University-Hamilton (Ohio) today at 3pmCT at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

The Blue Raider women's basketball team (7-1) tasted defeat for the first time in their last outing against No. 13-ranked Talladega (Ala.) by a final score of 75-66 on Wednesday night. Junior guard Reagan Turner led the way on offense with 22 points, while senior guard J'Nayah Hall chipped in a double-double notching 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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2019-11-22 10:47:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Hanging of Greens at Egypt Christian Church

By W M Feese, Jr.

The Christmas Season will be ushered in on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 6pmCT, at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Rd. Columbia, KY.

Young Adults of the congregation will be leading in the Hanging of The Greens and they invite everyone to come, participate in, and enjoy this traditional Christmas activity as the sanctuary is decorated for Christmas.

Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

2019-11-22 10:45:08 | Comments | Printable version

Yvonne Stewart, 82, Metcalfe County, KY (1937-2019)

Yvonne Stewart age 82 of Edmonton formerly of Versailles passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 11amCT Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Visitation will be after 9amCT Saturday.

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2019-11-22 08:54:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Barbara Le Grider, 53, Metcalfe County, KY (1966-2019)

Barbara Le Grider age 53 of Edmonton died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Metcalfe Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be 5pmCT Saturday at the Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with cremation to follow. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30pm until time for service at the funeral home.

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2019-11-22 08:40:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fiscal Court Budget Committee meeting, Mon 25 Nov 2019

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet at 3:30pmCT on Monday, November 25, 2019, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting is open to the public.

2019-11-22 08:12:33 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Thanksgiving preparations

Previous column: Wardrobe reminiscing

By Carol Perkins

The plans begin with a trip to the GFS store in Bowling Green where I can buy the best dressing (compared to mine) and the best sweet potato casserole, compared to mine. Check that off the list. Next, I must buy a turkey. How many pounds do I need? Let's see, there will be six of us, so surely a fifteen-pound one will do. We only eat the white meat, so maybe I need a turkey breast. That seems like cheating Thanksgiving! The look of a turkey on a plate compared to a turkey breast is not as "Thanksgivingly." Before buying, I must lift and thump each one. Why, I don't know! They aren't watermelons!

As I drop the turkey into the cart, I hear a "thud" against the metal cart as if I had dropped it from the ceiling. I look around to see if anyone else heard. Then I gather all the other ingredients I have decided I must have to recreate some delicious Pioneer Woman dishes.

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2019-11-22 06:46:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

T.J. Regional Health holds third Annual Day of Giving

Glasgow, KY - T.J. Regional Health held its third annual Day of Giving as a way to show the communities we serve that we are thankful for the opportunity to provide them with high-quality healthcare and to show how much we appreciate their continued support of our organization.

At least fifteen different departments within T.J. Regional Health chose various charities and organizations in which to make donations including money, non-perishable food items, toiletries and other basic living necessities. Recipients in multiple communities included churches, local food pantries, the Boys and Girls Club, area schools and nursing homes to name a few. Overall, hundreds of community members will be impacted by the Day of Giving.

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2019-11-22 06:33:03 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Can't pick and choose

Brody Blair writes:
I understand where you're coming from, but we can't pick and choose what businesses want to locate in Columbia. It's their business, we can't control where, when and if we get good jobs. And, when we do get more jobs and businesses. The city will be able to adapt to these changes. --Brody
Comments re article 107501 Commentary Are we prepared for growth

2019-11-22 06:10:10 | Comments | Printable version

Silas (Buddy) Harris, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2019)

Silas "Buddy" Harris of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. He was 84 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Kelvin Edwards. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Friday, November 22nd at Parrott & Ramsey.

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2019-11-22 06:07:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rain today, high 52F

It's currently 50F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Expect rain today, mainly before 11amCT. High near 52F. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Rain will be likely again tonight, mainly after midnight. Otherwise expect cloudy skies, with an overnight low around 41F and northeast wind around 7 mph.

More rain is in the forecast on Saturday, mainly before NoonCT. The expected high will be near 57F with light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy, with just a 20 percent chance of rain before midnight. Saturday's low should be around 31F, with west wind 5 to 8 mph, gusting as high as 23 mph.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49F and west wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday Night should be partly cloudy, with a low around 30F.

2019-11-22 06:02:28 | Comments | Printable version

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 22 Nov 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 22, 2019:
The harum-scarum
may entertain for a time
but are soon dismissed.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 22 November 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2992

2019-11-22 05:58:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 22 Nov 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, November 22, 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: 1 event Circuit Court. 13 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-11-22 05:57:33 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 22
Happy Anniversary, Dale and Rhonda Burton (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Derek and Lindsey Cundiff (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Debbie Bennett (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen McClister | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alterine Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Parson (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Hargrove | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooke Burris (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Richards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Nissley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dean Hayes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Devon Mason | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fred Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gloria Richardson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gloria Robertson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Cade Todd (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jayden Kennedy Padilla (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerrod Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Baird | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lillian Roland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pat Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Setter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan McQueary (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan Montgomery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelbie Ann-Marie Pierce (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sidney Foster (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tabitha F. Denton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gregory Davis Taylor, 54, Adair County, KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harland G. Wright, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Lovett, Liberty, KY (1944-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Bailey, 79, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Elwood Porter Finley, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Ann Perkins Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernison Roy, Dunnville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Gaye Wilson, Russell Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Henry White, Columbia, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelly Nichole Thrasher, formerly of Burkesville, KY (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane McKinley, Russell Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Hodge, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Webb, 87, Adair County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mackenzie P. Bryant, Russell Co., KY (1996-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elsie Norene Judd, Green County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Milby Smith, , Green County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daniel R. Russell, 42, Russell County, KY (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Logan Foley, 85, Russell County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Milburn (Pete) Stephens, 85, Russell County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Hickerson, 81, Green Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur David Phillips, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertrude A. Burton, Adair Co., KY native (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sally Arnett, Green County, KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shawnda Tabor, 46, Adair County, KY (1970-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Louise Shuffett Sullivan, 100, Green Co., KY (1916-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances White Carlton, 103, Adair Co., KY native (1914-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matthew Franklin Northcutt, 30, Green Co., KY/Sandwich, IL native(1987-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Earl (Cuz) Holt, Russell Co., KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cora Orlena Fraser, 88, Metcalfe County, KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Fancher (Ferguson) Erwin, Metcalfe Co., KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brendan Michael Hill, Casey County, KY (1978-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cellie Green (1894-1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fred Raffety, 83, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall "Roscoe" Squires | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Hayes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sidney Austin Foster (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Co. Community Early Childhood Council meeting | (ID:59554, Comment)
10:00amCTOperation Christmas Child dropoff at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:59540, Comment)
Jeffries is holding a special lunch event today, 10 until 2 | (ID:59546, Comment)
Services for Sandra Dee Bernard, 62, Russell County, KY (1957-2019) | (ID:59556, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Frances Waymon Pelston, 81, Taylor County, KY (1938-2019) | (ID:59548, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Gertrude Haynes, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2019) | (ID:59552, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Harrods Fork Baptist Church | (ID:59534, Comment)


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