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LWC ISP celebrates Valentine's Day

By Dakota Smith
Assistant Director of ISP

On February 12, 2020 International Student Programs hosted a Valentine's Day party. The party included cookies, cupcakes, punch, miniature canvases to paint on, and music. 7 students showed up and enjoyed each other's company whilst painting beautiful portraits which are shown below!

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2020-02-13 19:31:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

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Miniature canvases



2020-02-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Dakota Smith.
Miniature canvases painted by International Students at Lindsey Wilson College.

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Unique Valentine Traditions Around The World

By David Contreras
Student Employee at Lindsey Wilson College ISP

Argentina: Argentinians don't celebrate Valentine's Day in February, but "the week of sweetness" in July. It's the day when lovers exchange kisses and receive chocolates and other sweets. In the country, the day actually started as a commercial invention but later became Valentine's traditions. The "Sweetness' Week" is the first week of July, from 1st to 7th July. It was established in 1989 in Argentina as a result of the advertising campaign "a candy for a kiss" created by the brand Arcor. It was part of a marketing strategy to increase sales. The slogan of this particular week is a candy for a kiss.

France: It is believed that the first ever Valentine's Day card was originated in France, when Charles, the Duke of Orleans, sent love letters to his wife from the prison in 1415. And the French village called "Valentine" turns into the epicentre of romance between 12th and 14th February.


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2020-02-13 19:29:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Judith Gail Meeks, 76, Casey County, KY (1943-2020)

She was a Kentucky Colonel, former Treasurer of the Casey County Fair Board and a member of Liberty Church of Christ.

Judith Gail Meeks age 76, of Middleburg, KY passed away on Wednesday February 12th, 2020.

Funeral Services will be held at 10amCT/11amET Saturday February 15, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dallon McDonald and Bro. Bud Cain officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-9pmET Friday February 14, 2020 and after 8am Saturday until time for the funeral.


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2020-02-13 18:59:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Archery competes this weekend in Madisonville

By Grace Blomstedt

The Lindsey Wilson archery team travels to Indoor Regionals and the Mid-South Conference Indoor Championship at the Western Kentucky Archery Complex, 3100 Grapevine Rd, Madisonville, KY.

The individual qualification rounds are set to begin at 2pmCT on Friday and Saturday, while the conference competition is set to take place all day Sunday, February 16, 2020.

"The athletes have been practicing since the day we got back from 3D nationals in October," Lindsey Wilson's archery head coach Mark Elam explained in terms of the team's preparedness for the weekend. "They have a competitive fire that's going to carry them through any hardships that may come."


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2020-02-13 15:17:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Sites starting to light up on KentuckyWired

By Randy Lutke

Frankfort, KY - "I would recommend this to anybody," says Karen Wotier, one of the first users of KentuckyWired - the state-owned, high-speed fiber optic cable network going into government offices in all 120 Kentucky counties. Wotier is the building manager for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) branch location in Owenton. It was the first office to transition to KentuckyWired in December.

"With our old system, when we opened up in the morning - even with just one person here - after 10 or 15 minutes, that little circle was still spinning on my computer screen," Wotier said. "Now, with KentuckyWired, [the pages I need] come right up. It's amazing."

Wotier remembered that previously, it was difficult for the CHFS staff in Owenton to get their work done because of a slow and weak internet connection. Her computer system would often crash around 2 or 3 p.m., during their busiest time of the day.


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2020-02-13 13:38:43 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Theatre plans exciting spring season of plays

The Lindsey Wilson College spring theatre season will open this semester with Student Directed Plays, followed by a Children's Theatre production of Wiley and the Hairy Man by Susan Zeder based on the classic children's novel, a blackbox staging of the Ibsen classic Ghosts translated by Lanford Wilson, the hilarious dark comedy Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, also staged in blackbox, and ending with New Play Readings by LWC Theatre students.

"The spring is always an exciting time for us here in the Theatre Program, and this semester is no different," says Robert Brock, Director of the LWC Theatre Program.

Jeremy Cloyd, Instructor of Theatre at LWC says, "This semester is full of incredible plays, truly incredible new work by students, and amazing opportunities for our students to grow as theatre artists."


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2020-02-13 13:35:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Open Forum on Adair Co first impressions

By Nick Roy
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

How does Adair County appear to first time visitors? What is our appearance? Are needed services available and readily found? What are the strengths and shortcomings through the eyes of first-time visitors? These are all questions that are being answered by the First Impressions program conducted by the UK Community Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky. (CEDIK)

This past fall, volunteer teams have made unannounced, one-day visits to Adair County, recorded their observations, and provided constructive feedback. Their photos and responses have been compiled and are ready to be presented back to the community. A representative from CEDIK will be providing this feedback during an open forum at 10amCT on Tueseday, March 3, 2020, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. All citizens and community leaders are invited to attend.


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2020-02-13 13:31:11 | Comments | Printable version

The Great Buffalo of Old

Buffalo in Adair County, Eighteenth century

By Mike Watson

Bison or Buffalo once roamed the countryside of what we call Adair County. This majestic creature was so numerous there was no possibility of hunting to extinction, until it became a sport and they were killed by the tens of thousands and left to decay.

When the first adventurers and later settlers came into this area there were buffalo still to hunt. Settlement forced them to retreat to the west and eventually across the Mississippi River.

When I try to explain that many of our early roads, if you could actually call them that, were previously buffalo trails, most people are leery. But it is true. The first Long Hunters, then thousands of others, followed the century's worn trails of wild life, particularly the buffalo, as they came westward.

Columbia's site was partly chosen because two major trails crossed very near the location of the Old Courthouse.


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2020-02-13 13:24:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

CU: Baxter crowned queen at 78th annual Valentine Pageant

By Matthew Taylor

Campbellsville, KY - Hannah Baxter, a sophomore of Leitchfield, Ky. representing Honors, was crowned Valentine Queen at the 78th annual Valentine Pageant at Campbellsville University Feb. 7. The pageant, consisting of nine young women, was organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) and was held in Ransdell Chapel.

Baxter sang "You Are the Reason" by Callum Scott for her talent. Baxter was accompanied by Hannah Witmer on guitar. She was also awarded Best Poise and Appearance. She will go on to represent Campbellsville University in the annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville, Ky. May 21-23.


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2020-02-13 08:28:06 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Adair man arrested after drug investigation

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 4:45pmCT, the Adair County Sheriff's Office conducted a search of a residence off of Bryant Cemetery Lane in Eastern Adair County. The search was the result of an ongoing investigation into illegal narcotics activity taking place at the residence.

As a result of the search, Jerry Dale Sneed of Columbia was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

The arrest was made by K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin, who was assisted in the search by Deputy Chandler Staten and the Kentucky State Police.


2020-02-13 08:24:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Arts Council February meeting

By Joyce Coomer

The Adair County Arts Council will meet at 6pmCT on Thursday, February 20, 2020, in Slider 107 on the Lindsey Wilson College campus.

Everyone interested in the arts in Adair County is invited to attend.


2020-02-13 05:58:18 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Bison on the Run

Lisa Blackaby writes:
While on my drive to work Tuesday afternoon I had to take more than one look as I saw a rare sight. I don't know where they came from or where they were headed but the beautiful threesome were galloping through an open field on Highway 80 outside of Columbia. I'd say it's been quite some time since bison have roamed freely in these parts. --Lisa


2020-02-13 05:56:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CPD: K9 Ann has received donation of body armor

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Adair County School Districts K9 Ann has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment "Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always."

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.


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2020-02-13 05:52:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Cloudy skies and falling temperatures, high 43F

It's currently 42F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Rains should taper off by mid-morning, leaving cloudy skies, with a temperature falling to around 36F by 5pmCT. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 19F. Wind chill values could be as low as 9F. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Friday will be partly sunny, then gradually become sunny, with a high near 32F and north wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 19F and calm wind.


2020-02-13 05:44:30 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Joseph L. Owens to speak on Black History Month at CU

By Scarlett Birge

Campbellsville, KY - Dr. Joseph L. Owens, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church of Lexington, KY, and CU Trustee, will be discussing Black History Month at Campbellsville University's Wednesday, February 19, 2020, chapel service at 10amET in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

Everyone is invited to attend the free service.


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2020-02-13 05:39:44 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 13, 2020

There is no quarrel
when one friend is too well-bred,
other too lazy.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 13 February 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3075


2020-02-13 05:37:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 13 Feb 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, February 13, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Green County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 9 events Circuit Court. 7 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-02-13 05:36:41 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 13
Happy Anniversary, Bill and Brenda Henson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday to twins Eulah and Beulah | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angela Cook | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Matthews | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billie Ann Slaven Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bishop Grant Bailey, (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Owen Moore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Lucas (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cynthia Smith (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Lynn Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Schorman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnny Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keera Storm Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith Blakey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenzie Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lorie Fortune | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Franklin (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Megan Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Noel | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Bohannon (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Graves | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Hadley Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Will Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Rissie Burton, Adair Co. native (1921-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Collins, 97, Russell County, KY (1919-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Sandusky Scott, 73, Liberty, KY (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Eldred Ware, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John W. "Buck" Pettit Green Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Maxson, Adair Co., KY (1922-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae Grant Hadley, Adair Co. native (1933-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jane Foley, Russell Springs, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Noe Compton, Green Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connor Thomas Wilson, 6 mos., Casey Co. KY (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Valarie Nicole Poynter, 30, Metcalfe Co., KY (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherril (Pete) Holtzclaw, Russell Springs, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Capps Polston, Cumberland Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Akin, Adair County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ora M. Smith, 59, Russell County, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leah Skipper, 42, Casey County, KY (1972-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Misty Padgett 27, Russell Springs, KY (1987-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Doris Boyd Puckett, 87, Green Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Marie Susan McCubbin, Green County, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Holmes, 94, Adair County, KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindsey Muriel McDonald, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Gloria Daisy Gilbert, Cumberland Co. KY native (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet Stovall, 74, Barren Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Raymond Dunphy, 66, Adair Co., KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Hawkins, Russell County, KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anthony Lewis (Louie) Ray, Green County, KY (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Bell, 67, Adair County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Chaney, 61, Russell County, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James -Jimmy- Coffey, 75, Green County, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Hazel L. Burton, 87, Howard Co., IN/Adair Co., KY native (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara J. Curtsinger, 71, Russell County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oba Davis, 102, Casey County, KY (1916-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lt. Colonel Dalton Taylor, Gradyville, Adair County, KY native (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Corner Moore, 55, Russell Co., KY (1963-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Sparksville/Glensfork Bookmobile Run | (ID:60130, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Mary Lois Campbell, Columbia, KY (1943-2020) | (ID:60215, Comment)
11:00amCTComer representative at Annex to help with federal casework issues | (ID:60158, Comment)
Services for Verina Laverne England Lile, Green Co., KY (1932-2020) | (ID:60219, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Gene Lewis, 74, Liberty, KY (1945-2020) | (ID:60216, Comment)
Services for Marilyn Kay Harvey, 78, Columbia, KY (1942-2020) | (ID:60217, Comment)
Services for Ruth Butler, 96, Metcalfe/Cumberland Counties, KY (1923-2020) | (ID:60222, Comment)
Services for Bruce R. Blythe, 91, Cumberland County, KY | (ID:60226, Comment)
6:10pmCTPlanning and Zoning Board to consider Gaston Avenue, Columbia request | (ID:60086, Comment)
7:00pmCT"SpaceShip Earth! Our Place In Space" free to all at WKU Hardin Planetarium | (ID:59907, Comment)

 



























 
 
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