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KY Afield Video: KDFWR Trapping Wild Pigs in Kentucky

Check out what the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is doing to remove wild pigs from the landscape in Kentucky.

2019-11-25 19:29:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

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Garden Club learns to make wreaths

2019-11-25 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Teresa Bright.
On the left, Donna Jones and Inette Goodin are assembling the fresh greenery to make a beautiful wreath.

On the right, Kara Back is demonstrating to Wendy Burt, a member of the Garden Club, how to fasten the greenery to the wire frame.

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OCC 2019: 2,486 OCC Shoe Box Gifts

By Mark Fudge

The 2019 Operation Christmas Child shoe box drive came to an end Monday in Adair County. 2486 shoebox gifts were collected from Adair Countians at the Wheet Fellowship Hall of the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene.

We want to thank all of the individuals, churches, and organizations that made this year's shoebox drive such a huge success. We also would like to give a special thanks to all of the volunteers that donated countless hours at the drop off center.

A special thanks to the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene for providing their Wheet Fellowship Hall during the eight days of collection. Also a special thanks to Mike Talley and all of the coaches and athletes from Lindsey Wilson College that loaded the boxes from Adair and surrounding counties on to Semi trailers.

All total 11,785 boxes were collected from Adair, Taylor, Green, Casey, and Metcalfe Counties by the Green River Team. All of these boxes were transported to Columbia and loaded by the Lindsey Wilson College coaches and players that volunteered their services.

2019-11-25 19:27:00 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Thanksgiving restaurant options

Maury E Lewis writes:
Are all local restaurants closed Thanksgiving day? --melewi
Maury, most local restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, including CM What's Cooking regulars Fiesta Mexico of Columbia, Patty's Liberty Road General Store and Deli, and Happy Hawg Barbecue.

However, Betty's Country Cooking will be open on Thursday, and has plans for a huge spread, including Catfish, Turkey and Dressing, Baked Spiral Ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, sweet potato casserole, California medley, cranberry salad, breaded corn nuggets, broccoli casserole, deviled eggs, and banana pudding.

2019-11-25 19:24:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Linda Evelyn Compton, 63, Metcalfe County, KY (1956-2019)

Linda Evelyn Deaton Compton, age 63, of Edmonton, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Nashville.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Compton Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8pmCT Tuesday and after 9amCT Wednesday at the funeral home.

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2019-11-25 19:21:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: About time

Charles Marshburn writes:
Finally! Why has this taken so long? --Charles
Comments re article 107584 State reps push for end to time changes

2019-11-25 19:09:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: A great class

Donna Jones writes:
We had a great class and everyone went home with beautiful wreaths --Donna
Comments re photo 86023 Showing off their wreaths

2019-11-25 19:08:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Genealogy meeting same day, 2 Dec 2019, new time

By Mike Watson

December meeting of the Adair County Genealogical Society -- Christmas Social and Meeting of the Adair County Genealogical Society will be at a different time than our usual meetings.

December 2nd, at noon, Adair County Public Library -- Christmas Social and business meeting. [Central Time]

Come out for good food, fellowship, and a tiny bit of regular business. ACPL, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY; 270-384-2472.

Usual place, new time!!

2019-11-25 15:24:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Letter: Remembrance of Alfred Harper

Ann Curtis writes:
Thanks to Jim for the wonderful remembrance of Alfred Harper, who died at age thirty-one in a hospital in France during World War II. What a loss this was for the Harper family! His loss, I'm sure, is felt all the way to the current generation.

I remember his son, the late Jimmy Harper, telling me his memories of the long train trip taken by him and his mother from California after learning of his father's death. --Ann Heskamp Curtis
Comments re article 107578 The death of Pvt Alfred Harper freedom is never free

2019-11-25 13:38:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Garden Club learns about holiday wreaths

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By Teresa Bright
Adair County Cooperative Extension Service

The Garden Club met today, Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Adair County Extension Office.

Kara Back, Taylor County Horticulture Extension Agent, taught the club how to make holiday wreaths using natural greenery.

For more information about the Adair County Garden Club, contact Donna Jones at 270-634-2125.

2019-11-25 13:32:19 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting agenda

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 4pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728. The public is invited to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

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2019-11-25 13:29:15 | Comments | Printable version

Virginia Gadberry, 85, Fairplay, KY (1934-2019)

Virginia Gadberry of Fairplay passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7:10am at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Dean Roach, Terry Smith, Charles Rickman & Jared West officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 3:30pmCT on Tuesday.

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2019-11-25 13:19:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

State reps push for end to time changes

By Will Whaley, Bowling Green Daily News

Some state legislators want to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year. Reps. Brandon Reed, R-Hodgenville, and Bart Rowland, R-Tompkinsville, filed their state legislation, Bill Request 181, in July, then sent a letter Nov. 13 to Kentucky's congressional delegation urging them to pass a federal law that allows states to observe Daylight Saving Time year-round.

Rep. Steve Sheldon, R-Bowling Green, signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill the day after it was filed. The proposal has bipartisan support among its co-sponsors, who represent districts in both the Eastern and Central time zones.


2019-11-25 11:00:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

County Offices holiday schedule

By Bridget Compton

The following county offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday:
  • The Adair County Judge's Office
  • Adair County Road Department
  • Adair County Recycling
  • Green River Animal Shelter
Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and all of her staff wish everyone a Safe, Happy, and Healthy Thanksgiving!

2019-11-25 10:57:24 | Comments | Printable version

Grimes warns KY businesses of potential scam

By Lillie Ruschell

Frankfort, KY - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes warns Kentuckians of solicitations circulating regarding a "Certificate of Status" for businesses which may be mistaken for an official form from the Secretary of State.

Kentucky businesses, especially those newly formed, have reported receiving a solicitation from "Kentucky Certificate Service," which seeks to sell the business a "Certificate of Status." The solicitation is not sent or authorized by the Office of the Secretary of State and is not required to be received from the office. Businesses need not respond to these solicitations, and may report them to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.

Businesses should be advised that they may obtain a Certificate of Existence, if needed, by submitting a request here, which requires a $10 fee.

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2019-11-25 10:39:35 | Comments | Printable version

Two reportedly found dead after Wolfe Co explosion

By Morgan Eads, Lexington Herald-Leader

Two people were found dead Saturday after an explosion at a home in Wolfe County, according to media reports. Six people were in the house at the time of the explosion. Four were able to escape, but some had injuries, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader's reporting partner. The names of the two people killed have not been released, the news station reports.

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2019-11-25 10:37:55 | Comments | Printable version

Vine Grove Cowkitty not afraid to saddle up

By Becca Owsley, The News-Enterprise

A Vine Grove cat has an unusual hobby -- riding horses. Lora Corbit said her cat, Pixie, has been riding horses on the Hardin County family farm, with or without a saddle, for a couple of months.

Pixie is about a year old. Pixie isn't the only animal on the farm with a unique skill or hobby. There are pigs trained to sit, a pug that likes to ride a four-wheeler and another dog that gets on a float to move around the pool.


2019-11-25 10:36:11 | Comments | Printable version

CU to graduate 1,155 students in 2 December ceremonies

First at 1pmCT/2pmET, second ceremony at 3pmCT/4pmET. Students meet 45 minutes before the scheduled ceremony for the graduate walk.

By Scarlett Birge,
student news writer,
Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Campbellsville University's two graduation ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 6 in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

Click the headline to read degrees being presented at each ceremony:

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2019-11-25 10:34:09 | Comments | Printable version

The death of Pvt. Alfred Harper: freedom is never free


In memory of native son Alfred Harper, who on this day seventy-five years ago -- November 25, 1944 -- died in a hospital in France of battle wounds received four days earlier in Germany.

Mr. Harper, 31 years old and a husband and father, had served as chief clerk of the Adair County Selective Service Board since its inception, but volunteered for military duty himself early in 1944. He was inducted into the US Army on February 27 at Ft. Thomas, KY, and soon thereafter, was sent to the Infantry Replacement Training Center at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, where he was assigned to a machine gun unit.

In the forepart of April, his wife Elizabeth , and their son Jimmy, along with Nellie Dean Burr, traveled to Alabama to visit their kinsmen. (Nellie's husband, John, had been inducted at the same time as Alfred and they were assinged to the same IRTC.)

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2019-11-25 10:30:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

KSP kicks off annual Cram The Cruiser food drive

By Trooper Robert Purdy

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Police kicked off their 10th annual "Cram The Cruiser" holiday food drive today. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through December 9, 2019. Citizens who want to contribute food items are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at their local post during the campaign. Donations can be dropped off at Post 15, 1118 Jamestown St, Columbia, KY.

KSP is teaming up with Kroger and Pepsi for special collection events on December 8, 2019, from 10am to 2pm local time. These signature events will take place at designated grocery stores across the state, including the Russell Springs Kroger, 181 S Hwy 127, Russell Springs, KY.

Suggested donations include non-expired canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices.

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2019-11-25 10:27:41 | Comments | Printable version

Russell Co. Fair Board awarded $100,000

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Four Kentucky county fairs boards were awarded $300,000 from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) for new construction projects, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

"These grants will enable four deserving local fair boards to provide their citizens with a more enjoyable fair experience," Commissioner Quarles said. "Fairgrounds are important to rural Kentucky because they serve as the hubs of our communities, hosting county fairs, livestock shows, and other events that honor our agricultural traditions."

The amount and the recipient of each grant includes:

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2019-11-25 08:01:55 | Comments | Printable version

History Monday: A Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1864

By Mike Watson

This Proclamation was issued by Thomas E. Bramlette, Governor of Kentucky, in the name of the Commonwealth, from the Executive Department, Frankfort, Ky., November 16, 1864:
"Thursday, the 24th inst., having been set apart by the Proclamation of the President of the United States to be observed as a day of National Thanksgiving and Prayer, it should be so observed by all the citizens of Kentucky, with that becoming reverence and thankfulness to Almighty God for His manifold mercies bestowed, even while scourging us with war.

"We should praise and thank Him that we are yet preserved as a Nation, and that the hope of a preserved nationality, and a restored unity and peace to our distracted country, is still kept--as the Vestal flame--aglow in the hearts of the people. As a People and a Nation we have much--very much--for which to give Him thanks and praise, not only for blessings bestowed upon us, but for evils which He has withheld.

"Let, therefore, all business pursuits be suspended on Thursday, the 24th, inst., and all the people, with devout hearts of thankfulness to 'Him whose ways are not as man's ways,' assemble at their respective places of worship, and offer thanksgiving and praise to Him for the blessings He has bestowed and the evils He hath withheld; and pray that He will so order the issues of battle, and the councils of State, as to give to us a restoration of our national unity in the bonds of brotherly peace."

We were embroiled in a great war, the Civil War, at that time, still some months from the last shot. There was much to be thankful for then, as today. So much has to be repaired for life to continue for the nation, as today.

The Honorable Thomas E. Bramlette, former attorney, circuit judge, Colonel in Federal Volunteer Army during the Civil War, and Governor of Kentucky during much of the War, was elected to that office while residing in Columbia, Adair County. A young daughter, who died during the War, rests in the Columbia City Cemetery.

2019-11-25 05:49:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Fair leaders calling for volunteers to help clear grounds

The Adair County Fair Association is reaching out to connect with volunteers who'd like to help them bring the new location of the fairgrounds into focus.

Work begins the weekend after Thanksgiving, according to Anthony Brockman. Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving will be two big workdays when they will be renting heavy equipment and clearing spaces for Adair County Fair 2020 activities.

Click here to read the story of the land donation when The Bank of Columbia Board of Trustees donated 10.23 acres located on the southeast side of Industrial Park Road to the Adair County Fair Association for the development of the new Adair County Fairgrounds.

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2019-11-25 05:48:20 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 61F, rain tomorrow

It's currently 34F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It should be sunny today, with a high near 61F and south wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 38F and south wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday will bring increasing clouds, with a 30 percent chance of rain after NoonCT. Tuesday's high will be near 63F, with south wind 6 to 13 mph.

There's a 90 percent chance of rain on Tuesday night, with thunderstorms also possible after 9pmCT. The overnight low will be around 53F. South wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

2019-11-25 05:27:16 | Comments | Printable version

Catherine Bell Tinnell, 76, Metcalfe County, KY (1943-2019)

Catherine Bell Tinnell age 76 of Edmonton passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Edmonton Baptist Church with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Monday and after 9am Tuesday at the Edmonton Baptist church.

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2019-11-25 05:19:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - MONDAY with CM - 25 Nov 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 25, 2019:
Someone feeling need
of something to stir them up,
wants to try their wings.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 25 November 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2995

2019-11-25 05:14:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 25 Nov 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, November 25, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 25 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 80 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 94 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 76 events Circuit Court. 189 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 31 events Circuit Court. 162 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-11-25 05:14:15 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 25
Happy Anniversary, Kevin and Shelly Jenkins (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Steven T. and Teresa A. Grider (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Gabehart | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chase Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debby Manning | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Evan Pike (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Jo Montgomery (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert "Mr. Bob" Jeffries, (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Scott Lee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Nash | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Olson | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhday, Ruth Ann Bottom Antle, 76, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Davis Feese, Columbia, KY (1922-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nathaniel Merlin Wagler, Green Co., KY (1992-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Lackey, Campbellsville, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Omer (C.B.) Houk, Green County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Molly Propes, Casey County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Earl Brock, Casey Co., KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dianne Glass Wise, 68, Cumberland Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie (Bill) Myers, Taylor County, KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip (Buddy) Eller, 69, Russell Co., KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elva Ethel Allen, 71, Hustonville, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Hammonds, 88, Columbia, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester Shirk, 10 weeks, Casey Co., KY, (2015-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Jean Grider, 65, Casey County, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Evelyn Conover Carter, 86, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Mae Coffman Tapscott, Casey Co., KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Lee Lawson, Bowling Green, KY (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Wesley, Casey County, KY native (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arlis Turner, 63, Columbia, KY (1943-2007) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Mills, 76, Greensburg, KY (1939-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, November 25, 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:59399, Comment)
9:00amCTOperation Christmas Child dropoff at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:59543, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Lap Sit: Birth-3 years | (ID:59400, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Jeffrey Lee Ray, 41, Summersville, KY (1977-2019) | (ID:59566, Comment)
Services for Ralph Junior Vibbert, 77, Cumberland County, KY (1941-2019) | (ID:59568, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Curtis Bond, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019) | (ID:59570, Comment)
Services for Lucille Ryder, 99, Adair Co. native (1920-2019) | (ID:59571, Comment)
3:30pmCTFiscal Court Budget Committee meeting | (ID:59558, Comment)
5:00pmCTBornlearning(r) - Pre-K kids and parents invited for food, fun and learning | (ID:58903, Comment)
6:00pmCTRotary Club of Columbia regular meeting, 6pmCT | (ID:59427, Comment)


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