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Randall G. Phillips, 79, Taylor County, KY (1940-2020)

He was a retired Taylor County Court Clerk after 29 years of service under four governors. He loved golfing and anything "UK". He also enjoyed playing cards, spoiling his grandchildren and was known for being a staunch Republican.

Randall G. Phillips of Campbellsville, KY died February 9, 2020 at age 79.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Dwayne Norman. Visitation will be from 4-8 Tuesday. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.


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2020-02-10 21:21:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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The ACES Academic Team



2020-02-10 - Green Co., KY - Photo by Alice Curry.
On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the ACES Academic Team won the District 53 Governor's Cup and earned numerous individual and team awards. All placing students will advance to Regional Competition on February 29, 2020 at Clinton County Middle School. Congratulations to all students who participated, coaches and parent! YOU ARE ACES!

Front Row: Patrick Oliver, Sophie Eaton, Sophia Smith, Braylee Corbin, Briley Breeding, Matthew Ayala; Back Row: Hailey Thomas, Hannah Kotter, Kylieanne Akin, Samantha Oliver, Summer Rowe and Mrs. Lisa Newell (Coach)

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House bill would create pension winners and losers

By John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader

Lawmakers are pushing a proposal to change how the state pension system -- and its $14.2 billion unfunded liability -- is supported in the future, with some public employers paying less than they presently do and others paying more. The new model would charge public employers based on their proportionate share of the fund's liability, rather than continuing to charge everyone the same flat rate.

Full article at kentucky.com


2020-02-10 14:13:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

General Fund and Road Fund receipts for January 2020

General Fund receipts increase 9.2 percent, Year-to-Date up 3.6 percent; Road Fund receipts increase 4.2 percent, Year-to-Date up 1.5 percent

By John T. Hicks/Greg Harkenrider

Frankfort, KY - The Office of State Budget Director reported today that January's General Fund receipts grew 9.2 percent compared to January of last year, an increase of $85.1 million. Receipts were boosted by the largest ever monthly collection of sales and use tax receipts. Receipts have grown 3.6 percent for the first seven months of fiscal year 2020 (FY20).

The official revenue estimate calls for 1.6 percent growth in revenues over FY19 totals. Collections for the remainder of the year can fall 1.1 percent and still meet the official estimate.


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2020-02-10 14:11:56 | Comments | Printable version

Darlene Lois Butler, 57, Columbia, KY (1962-2020)

Darlene Lois Butler of Columbia died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her residence. She was 57 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Troy Grider officiating. At the family's request cremation will follow the services.

Visitation will be after 11amCT on Friday at the funeral home.


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2020-02-10 14:07:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: Search of Liberty residence leads to arrest

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Liberty, KY - On February 8, 2020 at approximately 10:08amET, Trooper Jake Harper responded to a residence on Strong Branch Road in Liberty, KY, in reference to a theft complaint.

Upon arriving Tpr. Harper made contact with 52 year old Joseph Lynn of Liberty. Lynn appeared to be under the influence and stated his mother was inside the residence disposing of methamphetamine. Tpr. Harper spoke with the home owner, Wanda Henson, who consented to a search of the residence.

Tpr. Harper located several clear plastic bags with suspected methamphetamine inside of them.


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2020-02-10 14:03:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

KYTC releases preliminary 2019 highway fatality count

By Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY - Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018.

"A single death is one too many," said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. "And our 2020 Recommended Highway Plan is our commitment to improving highway safety. Through this plan Governor Beshear calls for a historic $100 million investment in the Highway Safety Improvement Program and an aggressive move to install more than 100 miles of life-saving guardrail across the Commonwealth."

The fatality figures will remain preliminary until all highway crash data is collected. A final report will be released in April.


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2020-02-10 14:00:24 | Comments | Printable version

ACES SBDM Council meeting, Tue 11 Feb 2020

By Sommer Brown, Interim Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School's Site-based Decision Making Council will convene at 4pmCT on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 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.


2020-02-10 13:58:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Flood conditions being monitored across state

Some basic safety tips for flooding awareness are included at the end of the article below.

Gov. and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) Director Michael Dossett said on Monday that state and local officials continue to monitor flooding conditions from last week's severe weather event and prepare for the potential heavy rain forecast for this week across the Commonwealth. The State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) remains activated to assist impacted counties, collate damage assessments and monitor the incoming weather systems.

With oversaturation of grounds and flooding conditions from last week's heavy rain, the coming forecasted rain events could cause additional emergency conditions in flood prone areas to include low-lying bodies of water, rivers, streams, culverts or downstream from a dam or levee.


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CU Honors Band Concert, Fri 14 Feb 2020

By Ariel Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's School of Music will be hosting its annual Honors Band clinic on February 13 and 14, 2020.

Over 170 of some of the best high school instrumentalists across Kentucky were nominated by their band directors to be selected to participate in this event, according to Jennifer Tinnell, director of bands/instructor in music.

Approximately 88 musicians were chosen to participate in the band and will spend February 13-14 on campus rehearsing together and working with the guest conductor, Dr. David McCullough, to prepare for a final concert on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pmET in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to the concert, which is presented is free of charge.


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2020-02-10 09:46:25 | Comments | Printable version

Upcoming events at Cane Valley Baptist Chuch

By Connie Young

Cane Valley Baptist Church will have "Sweets and a Movie" at 6pmCT on Saturday, February 15, 2020. There will be sweets to eat with a short time of fellowship and then we will show the movie "Overcomer."

Cane Valley Baptist Church will also be starting a study on the book of Revelation on Sunday evenings at 6pmCT beginning February 16, 2020.

Cane Valley Baptist Church is located at 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY. Bro. Clay Scott and congregation would like to invite everyone to these events.


2020-02-10 09:42:04 | Comments | Printable version

Farmers Market on the Square meeting, Mon 20 Feb 2020

By Donna Jones, Market Coordinator
Farmers Market on the Square

Farmers Market on the Square will have a meeting at 5pmCT on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.

We encourage anyone interested in becoming a vendor to attend this meeting. It's only a few weeks until opening date for the 2020 season, any questions about the market or becoming a vendor please call 270-634-2125. --Donna Jones


2020-02-10 08:28:23 | Comments | Printable version

Registration begins Monday, March 2nd for 4-H Summer Camp

By Tony Rose

Notice: Sign-ups for 4-H Camp begin 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 location at 409 Fairground Street in Columbia anytime starting Monday, March 2, 2020, to secure your spot for 4-H Camp.

No Sign-ups for 4-H Camp will be taken until March 2nd.

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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2020-02-10 07:34:20 | Comments | Printable version

Renewing Farm Tags benefits 4-H and FFA

By Tony Rose

4-H and FFA has an opportunity to raise funds for Adair County and statewide 4-H and FFA programs through the Kentucky Ag Tag Donation program.

Since 2012, Kentucky Farmers have the option to make a $10.00 voluntary donation when they purchase or renew their license plate. Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles, will again equally divide the amount raised among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. As an individual that makes the voluntary donation for your farm vehicle, you help 4-H and FFA grow strong leaders for tomorrow, advance agricultural education in Kentucky, and promote Kentucky farm products.

Farmers can make the donation of $10 when renewing their farm license plates at the county clerk's office in March. With more than 184,000 farm plates bought or renewed each year in Kentucky, the commissioner's action can generate significant funds to support these three outstanding programs.


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2020-02-10 07:29:48 | Comments | Printable version

Help needed by JOY Ministries for Harlan, KY victims

From Krystal Cundiff and Maggie Coleman

We are doing a drive to take things to flood victims in Harlan, KY next weekend and need any donations brought to the JOY Ministries office on Greensburg Street, Columbia, by Thursday.

One whole trailer park was completely wiped out and they still don't have water. They won't know how many are without homes until schools start back up.

Churches and individuals are asked to donate a few cleaning items. Bleach, Rubber gloves, Large trash bags, and Face masks are things in particular that will be needed.


2020-02-10 06:49:30 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson's History Monday: Dr. John Dudley Winston

History Monday... By Mike Watson

Columbia and Adair County have been well-known for many different things over the centuries. Columbia was long known as a center of learning with institutions such as: Robertson's Academy, Columbia Male & Female High, Columbia Christian College, and Lindsey Wilson Training School, later College.

Columbia was also known as the home of many capable physicians. In former times, a student of medicine "read medicine" with an experienced practitioner, then took classes in Lexington, Louisville, Philadelphia, or Nashville Medical Schools. One prominent physician of Columbia and Adair County, who made a name for himself in Nashville, was Dr. John D. Winston.

Dr. John Dudley Winston
Nashville Union and American, Nashville, TN, 26 September 1873, page 4--


Tribute of Respect to the Late Dr. J.D. Winston -- At a meeting of the physicians of the City of Nashville held on Sept. 25th, 1873, at the office of Drs. Briggs and Nichol, Dr. Atchison being in the chair, Dr. Atchison made the following remarks:

John Dudley Winston was born in Louisa County, Virginia Oct. 2, 1805, and emigrated with his parents to Green County, KY, in 1810, where he resided until he completed his medical education. He attended both his courses of lecture at Transylvania University, where he was graduated, 1827. As special student of his celebrated kinsman, Prof. Dudley, he enjoyed unusual opportunities, of which he fully availed himself. He commenced the practice of his profession in Columbia, KY, where he enjoyed a large and lucrative practice in medicine and surgery.


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2020-02-10 06:18:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

ACES Academic Team wins big in District 53 Governor's Cup

By Lisa Newell

Adair County Elementary School Academic Team participated in and had BIG wins in the District 53 Governor's Cup on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Saturday February 8, 2020.

All placing students will advance on the Regional Competition, on February 29, 2020 at Clinton County Middle School. Congratulations to all students who participated, coaches, and parents! Good luck at Regional Competition. They were recognized and awarded medals/trophies in the following: 1st Place FPS, 1st Place Quick Recall, 1st Place Over All District and the Hume Sportsmanship Award (this award is voted on by all four schools). Click on headline for a listing of the participants:


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2020-02-10 05:56:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Coetzee sets third MSC record for LWC Swimming

By Christopher Coombs

Williamsburg, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's swim team racked up 586.5 points across three days of competition at the Mid-South Conference Swimming Championship to finish in second place.

Calvin Coetzee led the Blue Raiders all weekend as he notched his third MSC record in as many days, doing so in the 100-yard freestyle. Coetzee earned First Team All-MSC honors during the event. He added another first-team honor when himself, Tyler King, James de Geode, and Ron Wolfart all paired up in the 400-yard freestyle relay to capture first place with a time of 3:06.31.


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2020-02-10 04:41:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Women's Swimming finishes 4th at MSC Championship

By Christopher Coombs

Williamsburg, KY - The Lindsey Wilson women's swim team totaled 350 points across three days of competition at the Mid-South Conference Swimming Championship to finish in fourth place.

Jessica Macdonald captured her third individual All-MSC team selection to lead the Blue Raiders to their finish. She did so by taking second place during the 100-yard freestyle, narrowly missing first place by 0.15 seconds to last season NAIA National Champion in the event.


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2020-02-10 04:40:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Rain today, high 53F

It's currently 48F at the Adair County Mesonet station. There's a 100 percent chance of showers today, with a high near 53F. South wind 11 to 16 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Showers remain likely tonight, mainly before 5amCT. It will be cloudy overnight, with a low around 41F and south wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight.

Tuesday will be cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and a high near 47F. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tuesday night will also be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Expect an overnight low around 37F, with light and variable wind.


2020-02-10 04:37:12 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 10, 2020

Recognizing plight,
homebound need change and less care,
and fun now and then.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 10 February 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3072


2020-02-10 04:34:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 10 Feb 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, February 10, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 47 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 43 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 33 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 163 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 16 events Circuit Court. 73 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-02-10 04:33:38 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 10
Happy Anniversary, David and Cathy Martin (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Brittany Martinez (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Addison Brooke Maynard (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Asa Swan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Burris (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Huddleston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brayton Ray Coomer (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Martinez (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklynn Paige Burton (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Upchurch (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gene Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.D. Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey and Jennifer Blakey (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Korianne Cox (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Chrisman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Upchurch (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Miroslaw Henryk Krygier | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Yarberry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ina Opal Tucker Thomas, 95, Jamestown, KY (1923-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evan Craig Sanders, Bowling Green, KY (1966-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Lee Willis, Radcliffe, KY (1952-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine Booher, 80, Cumberland County, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Ann Daugherty, 67, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Adams, 65, long-time Campbellsville, KY Police Chief (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Mouser, Adair Co. KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Watson Stayton, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amy Rene Martin, Marrowbone, KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles "Bill" Sluder, Green Co, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Marjorine Lile Atwell, Metcalfe Co., KY native (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Ray Pierce, Green Co., KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Vanover, 55 of Nancy, KY (1956-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josie Akin Hall, Green Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loretta Lay Harris, Liberty, KY (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joan Arford, Adair County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie G. Scott, 53, Cumberland Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Raydell Osborne, Taylor County, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Richard Elmer Patterson, Green Co., KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack M. Randolph, Pulaski Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lynn McClister, Adair Co., KY, native (1967-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth E. Riddle, Campbellsville, KY, KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Preston (Chuck) Reece III, Bullitt Co., KY (1972-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas W. Polston, 58, Russell Co., KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Norma G. Smith, 64 Taylor Co. KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Pennington, 68 Casey County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gloria Layne Popplewell, 75, Russell Co., KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Keith Clements, 59, Casey County, KY (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Reynolds, 89, Adair County, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lynne Klingman Givens, 52, Greensburg, KY (1965-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darlene Marie Robertson, 83, Russell County, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gavin Wade Neat (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Quinn (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zuel Sampson Yarberry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Earcular Sneed (1929-1997) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, February 10, 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:60127, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Lap Sit Reading: Birth-3 years | (ID:60131, Comment)
Services for Betty Blevins Young, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2020) | (ID:60199, Comment)
NoonCTRacial equality meeting in Frankfort open to the public | (ID:60195, Comment)
Services for Mary Ellen Morgan, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2020) | (ID:60201, Comment)
1:00pmCTFree health class, Living with Diabetes, at Adair County Health Department | (ID:60045, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Co. Public Library Board Meeting
Open to the public | (ID:60132, Comment)
ACMS SBDM Council meeting
Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:60192, Comment)
5:00pmCTLittle League Baseball and Softball signups, 5pmCT-7pmCT
Blue Building at Joe Johnson Park, 167 Doc Walker Rd, Columbia, KY | (ID:60058, Comment)
Last day to sign up for Adair County Little League Spring Season
Joe Johnson Little League Park, inside the Blue Building, 167 Doc Walker Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:60160, Comment)
ACMS Arrows PTO group meeting
Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:60193, Comment)
6:00pmCTRotary Club of Columbia regular meeting
Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, Lindsey Wilson College, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:60107, Comment)
Russell County Fiscal Court, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY | (ID:60206, Comment)

 


























 
 
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