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Gov. makes appointments to KY boards and commissions

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Sue Dabney, Jim Sidebottom, and Michael McCain as members of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 11th Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky. He has also reappointed Blanche Minor as a member.
  • Sue W. Dabney of Mannsville replaces Shelia Newcomb, whose term has expired. She shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022.
  • Paul "Jim" Sidebottom of Greensburg, is a farmer at Sidebottom Farm. He replaces Randall Sullivan, whose term has expired. He shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2024.
  • Michael W. McCain, Jr. of Springfield, is a farmer. He replaces David Carney, whose term has expired. He shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2024.
  • Blanche Minor of Mannsville is reappointed and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022.


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2020-01-13 16:57:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

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Congratulations to Jackson Dean



2020-01-13 - Bowling Green, KY - Photo by Tarrah Johnson.
Congratulations to Jackson Dean (6th grader) of Columbia, who competed in the Top Nazarene Talent (TNT) competition for the State of Kentucky, in Bowling Green on January 10 & 11, 2020.

Jack competed in Basketball, Track and Football against middle school and high school students from across the state and was selected to represent Kentucky on the Regional Football team. Jack will travel to Nashville to compete with all other selected KY All-stars from across the state. They will compete against other state teams from the Southeast region of the United States.

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Letter: Tractor photo is a favorite

Maury Lewis writes:
I like all of theses pictures but my favorite is the tractor with the sun setting into the exhaust of the tractor. --Maury
Comments re photo Sun Setting On An Old Steel Wheeled Tractor, Adair Co.


2020-01-13 16:24:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Memorial service is Sunday 19 Jan 2020 for Jim Moss

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2pmCT at Egypt Christian Church for Jim Moss who passed away at the age of 71. Friends may visit starting at 1pmCT Sunday until time for the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to WINGS of Egypt Christian Church. Envelopes will be left at the church or can be made at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


2020-01-13 16:11:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Nice to have people like this in the world

Thank you to the gentleman from Taylor County RECC and Shane Morrison for removing a tree that had fallen across Johnson School Road, blocking my route home.

It is nice to have people like this in the world. -- Joyce M. Coomer


2020-01-13 16:02:55 | Comments | Printable version

Steve 'Butch' Jewell, 70, Green County, KY (1949-2020)

Steve 'Butch' Jewell, son of the late H.T. and Dorothy Jean Huffman Hiser, was born February 21, 1949 in Hart County, KY and passed away January 11, 2020. He had attained the age of seventy years, ten months and twenty days.

Funeral Services will be held at, Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 10amCT Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Visitation 4-8pm Tuesday and after 7am Wednesday. Ministers will be Bro. Blake Durrett, Rev. Robert Morris and Bro. Ricky Arnett. Burial will follow in the Green County Memory Gardens in Summersville.

Pallbearers will be: Ryan Jewell, Don Lowe, Christopher Lowe, Austin Lowe, Tim Darnell, Nelson Bishop and Barry Jewell. Honorary Pallbearers: Kloe and Tanner Jewell, Laura Leigh Lowe and Ashley Patterson.


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2020-01-13 15:57:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting agenda

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 6pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-01-13 15:01:27 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Community Early Childhood Council Meeting

By Debbie Cowan

The Adair County Community Early Childhood Council will meet Friday, January 17, 2020, at 9amCT, at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. All interested persons are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Debbie Cowan at 270-384-9112.


2020-01-13 13:53:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACES SBDM Council meeting, Tue 14 Jan 2020

By Sommer Brown, Interim Principal
Adair County Elementary School

The Adair County Elementary School Site-based Decision Making Council will convene on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 4pmCT for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in the conference room at Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Dr., Columbia, KY.


2020-01-13 13:05:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Greensburg fire takes life of 12-year-old Devan Anderson

By Larry J. Smith, 99.9 The Big Dawg

The young boy who died Sunday morning in a house fire in Greensburg has been identified by the state medical examiner.

12-year-old Devan Alexander Anderson, a student at Greensburg Middle School, was sleeping upstairs in house near the old train depot when the home caught fire. Anderson became entrapped by the flames and perished in the blaze.

The cause of the Sunday morning fire is under investigation by Greensburg Police and Kentucky State Police post 15 in Columbia. Devan Anderson was pronounced dead by Green County Coroner Carol Ray.


2020-01-13 13:01:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Ramona Barbee, 80, Columbia, KY (1939-2020)

She was one of the most-loved high school teachers in Adair County and impacted so many lives, retiring after 27 years in the Adair County School System.

Ramona Barbee of Columbia passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home. She was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and any time before the service on Wednesday.

Casket bearers will be: William Burton, Tommy Phelps, Tommy Grider, Henry Sandusky, Matt Loy and Chuck Rogers. Honorary casket bearers will be: Larry Legg, Lynn Earl Huddleston, Jack Collins, Dr. Mark Hyatt, Glenn Breeding



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2020-01-13 12:53:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New education commissioner is first order for new board

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky is aiming to hire a new education commissioner by June 30 following a national search that is getting underway this week, according to the proposal for a search firm obtained by the Herald-Leader.

Hiring a new commissioner will likely be one of the chief issues in Kentucky K-12 public education in 2020, with the all new state board of education discussing at a Jan. 17 meeting how they will choose a search firm.

Full article at kentucky.com


2020-01-13 12:43:14 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: One injured in a single vehicle collision

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Campbellsville, KY - Trooper Weston Sullivan is investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred January 11, 2019, at approximately 7:20pmET. Shelby Estes, age 19, of Greensburg, was operating an eastbound 2018 Mazda on Smith Ridge RD 1.5 miles east of Campbellsville on when she entered a curve, swerved to miss a deer that was in her path, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Estes was transported to Taylor County Regional Hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle, Denver Olbers, age 21, of Greensburg, was uninjured. Both occupants were wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Sullivan was assisted at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, Taylor County and Campbellsville Fire Departments.


2020-01-13 12:38:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

4-H Cloverbuds Meeting, Tue 28 Jan 2020

By Tony Rose
County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

The next Cloverbuds meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. The meeting will start at 6pmCT.

Cloverbuds is a program for youth ages 5-8 years old. However, you are welcome to bring younger youth to the meeting.


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2020-01-13 12:36:01 | Comments | Printable version

County Clerk's Office closed for MLK holiday

By Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

The Adair County Clerk's Office will be closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and Monday, January 20, 2020, in the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.


2020-01-13 09:55:39 | Comments | Printable version

4-H Summer Camp registration begins March 2, 2020

Notice: Sign-Up For 4-H Camp begins Monday, March 2, 2020. Spots fill on a first-come first-served basis, along with the $50.00 non-refundable deposit. Visit the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, anytime starting March 2, 2020, to secure your spot for 4-H Camp. No sign-ups for 4-H Camp will be taken until March 2, 2020.

By Tony Rose
County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

Youth from Adair County can go to camp at Lake Cumberland 4-H Center May 26-29, 2020, with 4-H'ers from Green, Marion and Wayne Counties. The total cost for Camp is $230.00, which includes lodging, meals, etc. Once the $50.00 deposit is made, applicants will receive the 4-H Camp Packet with all necessary camp information.

There are camping spots available for approximately 25 boys and 50 girls. Beginning March 2nd, spots will be filled on a first come-first serve basis once the $50.00 deposit is paid.

Campers will take part in an organized program of activities such as swimming, boating, archery, hiking, crafts, outdoor education, folk games, camp fires, group sports and more. There'll be new friends and you'll learn more about citizenship, leadership, and getting along with others.


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2020-01-13 09:51:42 | Comments | Printable version

January Chamber of Commerce meeting is Tuesday

By Ellen Zornes

The first monthly meeting of the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce for 2020 will be Tuesday, January 14, at NoonCT in the Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY.

Mayor Pam Hoots and CJE Gale Cowan will be giving state of the City and County addresses.


2020-01-13 06:45:35 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Robert Lee (Bob) Doty, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1935-2019)

Dr. Robert Lee "Bob" Doty of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was 84 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. Greg Mobley.

Visitation is requested from 4pmET until 8pmET on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-01-13 06:01:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY worst place to retire?

In a study released this week by WalletHub, Kenutcky comes in dead last in their rankings of best places to retire. According to WalletHub, they compared "affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life," along with 44 other metrics, to produce their rankings.

At the top of the list, best places to retire were Florida, Colorado, and New Hampshire. You can read more at wallethub.com.


2020-01-13 05:56:14 | Comments | Printable version

Foggy morning, mostly cloudy day, high 56F

It's currently 35F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Some patchy dense fog has developed early this morning across portions of central Kentucky, especially in river valleys. Be prepared for sudden drops in visibility. Use your low-beam headlights and leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Fog should clear by around 9amCT. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 56F and light and variable wind.

Rain is likely tonight, with thunderstorms also possible after 3amCT. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 55F by 4am. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of rain. Expect a high near 64F, with southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

There's a 20% chance of rain on Tuesday night, with the possibility of a thunderstorm developing after 3amCT. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 46F and light and variable wind.


2020-01-13 05:36:31 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 13, 2020

Between two close friends
reserve hard to overcome
can fall like a veil.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 13 January 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3044


2020-01-13 05:32:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 13 Jan 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, January 13, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 67 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 133 events Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 54 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. 141 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 31 events Circuit Court. 94 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-01-13 05:31:24 | Comments | Printable version

Several CHS students improve ACT scores, are college ready

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville High School students are working hard to become college and career ready. Several students improved their ACT scores when taking the exam in December, and, as a result, are now college ready.

Those students include sophomore Abby Turner and juniors Zaquan Cowan, Gideon Richards, Chloe Garrett, Laci Hodgens, Mystique Jones, Taylor Knight and Riley Rainwater.

For more information about becoming college and career ready, contact CHS College and Career Readiness Counselor Dee Doss at (270) 465-8774.


2020-01-13 01:44:16 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 13
Happy Anniversary, Robbin and Beverly Redmon (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Shanklin Huffman (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bruce Wilson (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Della Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elayna Claire Popplewell (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Lane Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fredia Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle P. Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leila Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margie Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Alan Jessie (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Harris (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Owens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Hamlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Burchett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley "Chandler" Staten (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wyatt Edward Franklin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Ben Spencer, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Robertson Blakeman, Green County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delena Jessie Mann, Columbia, KY(1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Henderson, 85, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy E. Melton, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Katherine Campbell Green Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer "Buddy" Hoosier, Jr.Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leola Sallee, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James W. Sears, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Caldwell, 56, Adair County, KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darril Streeval, Casey Co., KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.T. Cave, Adair County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Kessler, Portland, Adair Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Grider, 41, Russell County, KY, Adair native (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George B. Whitmore Jr., Casey Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Skyler Paije Lee Curry, 22, Green Co., KY (1993-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Albert Chandler Underwood, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer R. Halsell, 83, Russell County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Evelyn Christine Craft, 72, Burkesville, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Burnice Louise (Mama E.) Parker, 90, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Burchett, 55, Russell Co., KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pansy Dyer, 65, Cumberland County, KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Cook, 79, Adair County, KY/Russell County, KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherfield Thomas DeSpain, 76, Green County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Franklin Ardell Carper, Green County, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ricky Lee Roy, 49, Windsor, Casey Co., KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loenell Shipp, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Lois Rigney, 88, Adair County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clayton Compton (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollie Kinnett (1902) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Town Bookmobile Run | (ID:59930, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Walter Raymond (Ray) Wilcoxson, Jr., 77, Green Co., KY (1942-2020) | (ID:59921, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library Lap Sit Reading, birth-3 years | (ID:59931, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for David Lee 'Gobbles' Matthews, 66, Adair County, KY | (ID:59929, Comment)
4:00pmCTACMS SBDM Council regular monthly meeting | (ID:59885, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library Board Meeting | (ID:59932, Comment)
4:30pmCTCES first-graders to present ‘The Little Red Hen’ | (ID:59923, Comment)
6:00pmCTRotary Club of Columbia regular second Monday meeting
Cranmer Dining Center, Lindsey Wilson College, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:59954, Comment)

 



























 
 
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