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Aldine Dockery, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2020)

Aldine Dockery of Russell Springs passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital.

The funeral service for Aldine Dockery will be held at 10amCT on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Troy Coffey officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Oak Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday and from 8amCT to 10amCT on Saturday.

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2020-01-15 17:33:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Students inducted into national art honor society

2020-01-15 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer, Campbellsville Independent Schools.
Campbellsville Middle School students were recently inducted as charter members of the CMS National Junior Art Honor Society and honored in a special ceremony. CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris, far right, inducted the members. She began the CMS National Junior Art Honor Society this school year. Campbellsville University assistant professor of art and design Azucena “Susie” Trejo Williams was the guest speaker for the ceremony. Afterward, students and their families were treated to a reception and viewed the students’ artwork.

Charter members include, from left, eighth-graders Alexis Sharp and Angelica Seng, seventh-grader Zeke Harris, eighth-grader Brianna Dobson, seventh-grader Jacob DeBrot and eighth-graders Karlie Cox and Jovi Bowen. Absent from the photo is seventh-grader Kyra Parker.

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Adair Ambulance: Bids being accepted on 2012 Chevy

The Adair County Ambulance Service is accepting sealed bids for the sale of a 2012 Chevy 3500 HD 4x4 Ambulance prep package, also wide track rear end, locking deferential, and duel alternators.

The truck has approximately 155,862 miles on it. It can be seen at the service building during the hours of 8am - 4pmCT Monday through Friday.

Bids need to be turned in by 1pmCT on Friday, February 07, 2020 at The Adair County Ambulance Service, 906 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY 42728. Adair County Ambulance Service reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

2020-01-15 14:57:32 | Comments | Printable version

Greensburg Record-Herald on fatal Green County fire

Greensburg Record-Herald

A Marion County Middle School student lost his life as a result of a house fire early Sunday morning in Greensburg. The juvenile was Devon Anderson, the almost 13-year-old son of James Anderson and Shanna Parsons of Lebanon. Anderson would have turned 13 on Feb. 28. According to his obituary, Anderson was an honor roll student in the seventh grade.

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2020-01-15 13:23:01 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: wrong road under photo being corrected

Linda Seaton writes:
The photo was made on Bliss Road not Jones Chapel Road, on top of the hill in front of Steve Harvey's Sawmill looking down toward the intersection of West 80 and Lampton Lane. --Linda
Comments re photo 86526: Travel Adair County: a ring made by two roads
Thank you, Linda Seaton! It's always a good thing to have the opportunity to get it right!! The cutline underneath that photo will be corrected. - LW

2020-01-15 11:55:14 | Comments | Printable version

Donnelley plant/LSC Communications in Glasgow to close

By Don Sergent, Bowling Green Daily News

A mainstay of the Barren County manufacturing base will be closing this year. Chicago-based LSC Communications Inc., a multinational commercial printing company, announced Tuesday plans to close three of its plants, including one in Glasgow that was previously operated as RR Donnelley.


2020-01-15 09:54:42 | Comments | Printable version

Food Pantry at Trinity UMC, Sat 25 Jan 2020

By Phyllis Burris
Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church will be having a perishable food pantry for the elderly (65 and older) and the disabled (receiving a disability check) of Adair County on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 10amCT until 10:30amCT.

Sign-up will begin Thursday, January 16, 2020. To participate, you must call the church office at 270-384-3259 and speak to the secretary. Our office hours are 8amCT to 12:30pmCT, Monday-Friday. Please continue to call until you speak with someone.

Even if you have been before, you must sign up each time. Trinity is located at 2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY.

2020-01-15 09:51:33 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

At 1:58amCT on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a stop on the LBN Parkway on a 2010 Ford passenger car.

After roadside investigation, Hillary Smith, 32, of Hart County, was arrested on possession of controlled substance 1st degree Methamphetamine as well as an outstanding felony warrant for her arrest out of Hart County.

Smith was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.

2020-01-15 09:45:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Gusta Brown Garrett, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2020)

Gusta Brown Garrett of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Pastor Jase Divens. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2020-01-15 07:24:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACHS SBDM Council meeting, Thu 16 Jan 2020

By Troy Young, Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School will have its regularly scheduled monthly Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 4pmCT in the library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.

2020-01-15 07:21:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Cumberland County now a Sanctuary County

Cumberland County Magistrates voted in support of a resolution to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, January 13, 2020 at the regular meeting of Cumberland County Fiscal Court. - Marc

2020-01-15 07:00:15 | Comments | Printable version

Limbs downed in storm can be picked up by City

The City of Columbia Public Works Department will pick up any limbs your residence may have experienced in the recent heavy winds.

Just pile them in manageable lengths by the curb and call City Hall for pick up, 270-384-2501.

2020-01-15 06:41:50 | Comments | Printable version

Susan Oliphant, 45, Adair County, KY (1974-2020)

Susan Oliphant of Adair County, daughter of Chere Hansen Oliphant Evans and David William Evans of Adair County and the late Clyde D. Oliphant, was born on Sunday, March 17, 1974 in Orem, Utah and departed this life on Monday, January 13, 2020 at her home. She was 45 years, 9 months, and 27 days of age.

The funeral services will be conducted at 10:30amCT Saturday, January 18, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sulpher Well, Kentucky with burial to follow in the Church cemetery. Bishop Donald Cooper will be officiating. Visitation is requested from 8-10amCT Saturday at the church.

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2020-01-15 06:06:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kentucky Color: A Trained Eye

By Billy Joe Fudge, President
Homeplace on Green River, Inc.

When you're 68 years old and trying to claw your way up an almost vertical dirt hillside with few footholds and handholds, you find yourself searching for the slightest advantage.

Often times that advantage is found in the form of a deer trail. However, during a winter season such as this one which has had no snow to flatten and paste the leaves to the soil beneath, it takes a trained eye to locate them on ultra steep slopes. The leaves are fluffy and are easily moved around by the wind, filling up the narrow, shallow cuts circumventing the slopes.

I've found that the degree of desperation is directly relative to the level of one's training of the senses and in this case desperation was responsible for finding this toe to heel trail (photo).

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2020-01-15 06:03:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Gov. Beshear delivers state of the Commonwealth address

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In his first state of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky's future depends on leaving divisive politics in the past and focusing on providing opportunity for every Kentucky family.

Gov. Beshear said the transformational and positive change Kentucky families count on occurs when we break the cycles of poverty, abuse and addiction, and obtain a good-paying career, affordable health care and a quality education.

"We, in this capital and around Kentucky, are responsible for using the power and privilege of office to do right by Kentuckians, to focus our energy not on partisan squabbles but on working together to figure out how to better the commonwealth we all love so dearly," Gov. Beshear said. "And let me be clear: every moment we focus on partisanship, every moment we focus on national divisions, we fail to address the reality before us."

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2020-01-15 06:00:10 | Comments | Printable version

Morning fog, chance of late afternoon rain, high 67F

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for areas of fog before 10amCT. It will be cloudy today, with a 50 percent chance of afternoon rain and a high near 67F. South wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

The chane of rain will continue until about 10pmCT tonight. Skies will remain cloudy overnight, with a low around 38F. Southwest wind around 11 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Thursday should be partly sunny and cooler, with a high only reaching 46F. North wind 7 to 10 mph.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 28F and north wind around 6 mph becoming east after midnight.

2020-01-15 05:56:04 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 15, 2020

Often the weakest
endures alone failing health
to spare family.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3046

2020-01-15 05:52:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 15 Jan 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 108 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 73 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 59 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 189 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2020-01-15 05:50:59 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 15
Happy Birthday, David Herbst | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Henson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Gail Bennett (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Murphy (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Partin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kris Knight | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lori Kelsey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Odis Sinclair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Russell Guy Perkins (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Talitha Carvens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Verla Miniard Barnett (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pershing "Pete" Murphy Adair Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William E. (Eddie) Bright, Elk Horn, KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Williams, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Cook Coomes, 79, Taylor County, KY (1941-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Pearl Harmon Moss, Summersville, KY (1932-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Frances Minor, Taylor Co., KY (1926)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Cox, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason White, Taylor Co., KY (1975-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Otha Kimbler, Adair Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.C. Murphy Cumberland Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dencie Morrison Royse, Adair Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Marie Berry Lopez, Taylor Co., KY (1985)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John D. Melton, Cumberland Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Joseph Asbury, Green Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hallie Childers, Taylor County, KY, (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Fern Marples, Campbellsville, KY (1963 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Clark Roberts, Celina, TN (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W.I. Rucker, 93, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John H. (Johnnie) Jones, Green Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eric Lee Wardell, Somerset, KY (1974-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alta Etta Grider, 93, Adair Co., KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Louis Shepherd, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Adams Blair, 77, Pellyton, Adair Co., KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Hudson, 68, Russell County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie Cecil Key, 77, Burkesville, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Kenneth Dee Dile, Green Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis J. Ross, 84, Russell County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Smith, 87, Taylor County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christopher Robin (Buzz) Rodgers, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nell M. Combest, Columbia, KY (1904) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Suellen Haynes, 58, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Nina Frances Overstreet, Casey Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Milltown Bookmobile Run | (ID:59935, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Story Time | (ID:59936, Comment)
Services for Steve 'Butch' Jewell, 70, Green County, KY (1949-2020) | (ID:59987, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Ramona Barbee, 80, Columbia, KY (1939-2020) | (ID:59983, Comment)


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