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Ruth Butler, 96, Metcalfe/Cumberland Counties, KY (1923-2020)

She was the embodiment of integrity, generosity, faith and love. She touched countless lives as a teacher in Metcalfe County.

Ruth Sewell Butler, 96, passed away February 10, 2020.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 Wednesday and after 9 Thursday.


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2020-02-11 22:52:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Ruth Sewell Butler, 96, Edmonton, KY (1923-2020)



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Ruth Butler, 96, Metcalfe/Cumberland Counties, KY (1923-2020)

She is remembered as having been the embodiment of integrity, generosity, faith and love. She touched countless lives as a teacher in Metcalfe County.

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Kentucky's most expensive real estate listing

By Keith Lawrence, The Messenger-Inquirer

A 750-acre gated compound outside Whitesville in Ohio County is for sale -- for $19.5 million. It includes an airplane hangar and runway, a regulation-size pool, a sand volleyball court, two indoor squash courts, two tennis courts, a picnic pavilion, a disc golf course, hiking trails, grilling areas and a 60-acre lake.

The compound also include three large homes. The news release says that each of the "three luxury homes" is about 7,000 square feet, with a combined 14 bedrooms, 14 baths, six half-baths and garage space for eight vehicles.

Read more at messenger-inquirer.com


2020-02-11 19:06:06 | Comments | Printable version

Roger Wayne Humphrey, 62, Burkesville, KY (1957-2020)

Mr. Roger Wayne Humphrey, age 62, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at his residence in Burkesville, Kentucky.

The graveside service for Mr. Roger Wayne Humphrey will be conducted on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 1pmCT at the Humphrey Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.


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2020-02-11 18:49:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kentucky Poet Laureate to hold poetry reading at CU

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - Jeff Worley, 2019-2020 Kentucky Poet Laureate, will hold a poetry reading in Campbellsville University's Bright-Redmon Student Commons in Montgomery Library, 116 University Drive, Campbellsville at 4pmET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

He has published six books, four chapbooks and edited a poetry anthology titled "What Comes Down to Us." His works have appeared in magazines in the United States and Canada for the past 45 years, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.


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2020-02-11 18:47:33 | Comments | Printable version

David Allen McKinney, 60, Green Co., KY (1959-2020)

Mr. David Allen McKinney of Green County passed away on February 9, 2020. He was 60 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. David Allen McKinney will be conducted at 11amCT on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Twyman Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the McKinney Family Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Tuesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 7amCT on Wednesday until the time of the funeral service.


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2020-02-11 18:42:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Verina Laverne England Lile, 87, Green Co., KY (1932-2020)

Verina Laverne England Lile of Green County departed this life on Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was 87 years old.

The funeral services for Verina Laverne England Lile will be conducted at 11amCT on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Phillip Pursley officiating. Burial will follow in the Liletown Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT on Thursday until the time of the funeral service.


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2020-02-11 18:38:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carole Ann Karstetter, 75, Columbia, KY (1944-2020)

Carole Ann Neuwirth Karstetter of Columbia passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at her residence. She was 75 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Johnny Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home and will continue on Friday until time for the service.


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2020-02-11 18:14:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Dual credit bill moves to House

Jim Hannah, LRC

Frankfort, KY - Legislation to ensure dual credit hours earned in high school would be transferable to Kentucky's colleges and universities passed the Senate today by a 38-0 vote.

The measure, known as Senate Bill 101, would require postsecondary institutions to accept dual credits from high schools. In dual credit, a student is enrolled in a course that allows the pupil to earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously.


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2020-02-11 18:05:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Marilyn Kay Harvey, 78, Columbia, KY (1942-2020)

Marilyn Kay Moore Harvey of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 5:30 A. M. at the Fair Oaks Health System in Jamestown. She was 78 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Wednesday.


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2020-02-11 15:04:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Rezoning of property

Kerry Robertson writes:
Is it safe to assume that Cook-Out has already purchased this property? Or is their purchase contingent on rezoning?
Comments re: Planning & Zoning to vote this property on Thursday
Kerry, they have purchased the property.


2020-02-11 15:01:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Gene Lewis, 74, Liberty, KY (1945-2020)

Wilmot Eugene "Gene" Lewis of Liberty passed away on Monday February 10th, 2020 at his residence. He was 74 years old.

Funeral Services will be held at 2pmET on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Tapscott Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6pmET until 9pmET on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, and after 8amET on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.


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2020-02-11 14:57:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY Afield Video: Conservation Camps



This week the KY Afield team what the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation Camps are all about. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) operates three conservation camps in the Commonwealth: Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake, Camp Earl Wallace on Lake Cumberland and Camp Robert C. Webb on Grayson Lake. You can register for Camp Earl Wallace online at fw.ky.gov.

Another camping option in the summer is the 4-H Summer Camp at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center. Registration begins Monday, March 2nd for 4-H Summer Camp.


2020-02-11 10:11:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Letter: Congratulations to Alex Popplewell

Congratulations are coming in for Alex Popplewell for winning 2nd Runner Up at the Kentucky Auctioneer's Association State Bid Calling Competition, from Uncle Jim and Aunt Riva up in Taylorsville, Indiana.

Comments re: Popplewell is 2nd Runner Up at Bid Calling Competition


2020-02-11 09:42:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

High Schools receive female diversity award

In addition to CHS, schools include Assumption, Barbourville, Bethlehem, Clinton County, Elliott County, Glasgow, Martha Layne Collins in Shelbyville, Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart, Seneca, Valley and Western Hills.

By Calen McKinney
Campbellsville Independent Schools
Public Information Officer/Grant Writer, Infinite Campus Coordinator and News Team Sponsor

Campbellsville High School has received an award honoring female diversity, and is one of 685 schools nationwide to receive the honor.

College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award recognizes schools that are closing the gender gap and engaging more female students in computer science coursework.

Specifically, the College Board is honoring schools that reached 50 percent or higher female representation in either of the two AP computer science courses in the 2018-2019 school year, or whose percentage of the female examinees met or exceeded that of the school's female population in 2019.


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2020-02-11 08:25:45 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Solid Waste vendor change under consideration

By Linda Waggener

The Solid Waste Committee met February 3, 2020 to consider an offer from Central Kentucky Fiber which will provide a trailer for storage between monthly pickups and pay monthly.

The committee explored available space for the trailer to park at the Recycling Center between pick up times should they contract with the new vendor and found at least two possible spots, pending measurements. This is for pick up at the Recycling Center.

They addressed complaints about broken bags and garbage strewn on roadsides.


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2020-02-11 08:19:30 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Lois Campbell, 76, Columbia, KY (1943-2020)

Mary Lois Campbell of Columbia passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital ER. She was 76 years old.

The funeral service for Mary Lois Campbell will be held at 10amCT on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Mike Helm officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitaton is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday and from 8amCT on Thursday until the funeral time at 10amCT.


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2020-02-11 07:10:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

JIL Job Fair in Columbia, Fri 14 Feb 2020

Journey to Independent Living will be holding a Job Fair from 9amCT to 3pmCT on Friday, February 14, 2020. The job fair will be held at 1115 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.

Journey to Independent Living, LLC is an SCL and Michelle P. waiver provider, and offers services for those who need assistance in their journey to a more independent life. They offer a variety of shifts, hours and locations. More information at www.jilscl.com/employment.html.


2020-02-11 06:19:58 | Comments | Printable version

Unadell O. (Della) Coffey, 76, Russell Springs, KY (1943-2020)

Unadell O. "Della" Coffey of Russell Springs passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center. She was 76 years old.

The funeral service for Unadell O. "Della" Coffey, will be held at 10amCT on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Garry Wilson and Bro. Troy Coffey officiating and special music by Elisabeth Taylor. Interment will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset.

Visitation will be 5pmCT to 8pmCT on Tuesday, and from 8amCT to 10amCT on Wednesday all at the funeral home.


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2020-02-11 06:14:27 | 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 at 6pmCT on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-02-11 06:06:27 | Comments | Printable version

Southern Heirs at Jamestown Nazarene Church

By Charles Shepherd

The Southern Heirs will be singing at 10amCT on Sunday morning, February 16, 2020, at the Nazarene Church, 132 South Main Street, Jamestown KY. Everyone is welcome.



2020-02-11 05:59:58 | Comments | Printable version

Golden Rule-Wilson receives 5 KAA Marketing awards

The Kentucky Auctioneer's Association held its annual convention in Bowling Green, KY on the weekend of February 8, 2020. Top auction professionals from all across the state convened for meetings, seminars and annual award ceremonies.

Local real estate and auction company Golden Rule-Wilson received the following state marketing awards:
  • 1. Best Color Magazine Ad
  • 2. Best B&W Magazine Ad
  • 3. Best Radio Spot
  • 4. Best Personal Property Newspaper Ad (B&W)
  • 5. Best Real Estate & Personal Property Newspaper Ad ( B&W)
The awards this year were hand made in Kentucky and engraved on rustic bourbon barrel staves.


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2020-02-11 05:55:19 | Comments | Printable version

Rainy morning, high 45F

It's currently 41F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Rain should taper off by 9amCT, and the day's high will be near 45F. Northwest wind around 8 mph.

Tonight will be cloudy, with a low around 36F. There's a a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3amCT. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday will bring a 100 percent chance of rain and a high near 56F. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Wednesday night will bring potentially heavy rain and an overnight low around 40F. South wind 9 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.


2020-02-11 05:43:22 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 11, 2020

Flattery abroad
will never be as pleasant
as caring at home.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 11 February 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3073


2020-02-11 05:32:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 11 Feb 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 35 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Casey County: 1 event Circuit Court. 19 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: 6 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 104 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-02-11 05:32:11 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 11
Happy Anniversary, Johnny and Gina Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arayah Jade Douglas (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Cato | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacie Pearl Karnes (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Jean Hoskins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Prindle Hinton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Renae Fletcher Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Scotty Carter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelia Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Zander and Zane Knight (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Van Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Doris Abrell, Adair Co. native (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Lee Pettit Bryant, Green Co., KY (1953-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Agnes Ellen Price, 91, Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph M. Williams, Sr., Adair Co., KY native (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wandis Lotter, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emmanuel Corbin, Cumberland Co., KY native (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Andrew Harrington, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Mark Jones, Casey Co., KY (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Dale McBeath, Russell Co., KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Thomas Puracchio, Taylor County (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leroy Harrison Kelly, Sulphur Well, KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lizzie Conner, Russell County, KY (1918-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anita Gupton Berry, 91, Taylor County (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald John Brouckaert, Columbia, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny Carroll, 82, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kaylee Diane Luttrell, Adair County, KY, stillborn (11-11 Feb 2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Kenneth Lynn Milby, Green Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walker Bryant, Sano Community of Adair Co., Ky (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lydia Vanoy Clark, 83, Casey County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sonia Jan Anderson, 80, Metcalfe Co., KY/Carter Co., TN native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elvia Jean Pyles Bogues, 84, Taylor County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Graybeal Sprouse, 94, Taylor County, KY (1924-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Castle Edward Wade, 74, Russell Springs, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton "Whit" Vaughn. Adair County, KY (1927-2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton "Whit" Vaughn (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John "Duck" Fudge (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Gradyville Bookmobile Run | (ID:60128, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library Daycare and Headstart Visits | (ID:60133, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry
203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT | (ID:60098, Comment)
10:00amCTAg Business Summit is at Adair Extension Office, Fairgrounds Street, Columbia | (ID:60190, Comment)
Services for Mitsuko (Mickey) Mershon, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2020) | (ID:60200, Comment)
NoonCTColumbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce regular monthly meeting | (ID:60188, Comment)
4:00pmCTACES SBDM Council meeting
Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:60207, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair Primary Center SBDM Council meeting | (ID:60198, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda)
Basement of the Adair Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY | (ID:60110, Comment)
7:00pmCT"SpaceShip Earth! Our Place In Space" free to all at WKU Hardin Planetarium | (ID:59906, Comment)
Boys Varsity ACHS Basketball vs Green County
John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY | (ID:60111, Comment)

 


























 
 
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