ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 




























 
Daily News for
Saturday, May 23, 2020
← 2020-05-22 Previous DayNext Day 2020-05-24 →

To view another day, enter a year, month and day, and press enter:
NOTE: Date must be in the form YYYY-MM-DD, like 2020-05-23.

CPD: Vehicle search leads to meth arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Saturday morning, May 23, 2020, Columbia Police Department officers located suspected methamphetamine during a vehicle search on Hudson Street at FiveStar.

Two arrests subsequently followed.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 20:25:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

<-Previous PhotoPhoto 1 of 7Next Photo->
Congratulations graduates - Casey Richards



2020-05-23 - Columbia - Photo from family collection.
Casey Richards is among the 2020 graduates receiving congratulations and best wishes this month. He is the son of Steve and Cindy Richards of Vine Grove, KY. He is the grandson of Adair natives Jim and Annette Richards.

Permalink | Comments?

State revenue shortfalls projected

By Robert Weber, LRC

The state is bracing for a $456.7 million - or four percent - General Fund revenue shortfall and a nearly $162 million shortfall in the state Road Fund this fiscal year, based on revised estimates from the group responsible for the state's revenue forecasts.

The Consensus Forecasting Group--a panel of independent economists whose forecasts are used in state budget decisions - today revised its estimates for both funds for Fiscal Year 2020 at the request of State Budget Director John Hicks.

Hicks requested the revisions in an April 30 letter amid economic disruptions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 20:23:00 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Assault call on Lancaster Drive

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Columbia Police Department officers responded to Lancaster Drive on Friday night after a reported assault was called in that originated on Bomar Heights.

Officers and Adair County EMS responded and spoke with a male victim who resides in an apartment on Bomar who was able to name and identify his attacker.

Some time later the alleged attacker was found on Pine Tree Street at a residence where a female has a current protection order in place against the subject, and he was initially placed into custody for violation of said order.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 20:21:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

CU Creative Spirit Academy virtual audition workshop June 1-5

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's Creative Spirit Academy is offering its summer program online. The Creative Spirit Theater Academy, through the collaborative team of Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions, strives to provide quality theater arts training in a fun atmosphere.

The Academy will be hosting a virtual audition workshop June 1-5 for ages 6-14.

Registrants will receive a meeting link over email. Each participant will have two 30-minute individual lessons where they will work on a short monologue and song.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 20:18:55 | Comments | Printable version

Kalee Smith signs with Lindsey Wilson Cheer

By Christopher Coombs

Kalee Smith has signed with Lindsey Wilson cheerleading for the 2020-21 season, head coach Vanessa Adkins announced.

"Kaylee will be a great addition to the program as she is an experienced base and brings strong tumbling skill to the team," Adkins said. " The experience she brings from competing at UCA Nationals in high school will translate well into our competitions. We are excited to have her as part of our program."

The UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship is the most prestigious high school championship in the country.

Smith is a recent graduate of Russell County High School where she won a region title as well as placing fifth at UCA National.

"I chose Lindsey Wilson because it felt like home to me from the moment I walked on campus," Smith said. "My goal is to become a family with my teammates both on and off the mat while working hard together to accomplish our goals."


2020-05-23 20:16:50 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear: Be Safe this Memorial Day Weekend

No new deaths reported Saturday

Frankfort, KY - Over the Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"I am urging Kentuckians to please be safe this weekend," Gov. Beshear said. "As we recover, we are depending on Kentuckians to take the steps necessary to protect one another this weekend and every day and weekend moving forward."

Memorial Day weekend


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 20:15:46 | Comments | Printable version

Margie Ann Lay, 65, Taylor County, KY

Margie Ann Lay of Campbellsville passed from this life on Tuesday, May 19, at her home. There will be a funeral service to honor her on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12noonCT/1pmET at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery in Casey County.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 12:27:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kentucky Color: A Lavender Beauty

By Billy Joe Fudge

Late Spring is a time to get up close and personal with this Great Wooded South, Lavender Beauty. As we travel the highways and byways headed to far away destinations in search of vistas and villas with views we may be breezing by a bounty of breathtaking beauty just across the ditch line.

Orchard Grass is presently in heavy bloom and in pure stands their lavender haze waving in the wind rivals the grandeur of blue haze found in pure stands of our very own official state grass, Kentucky Bluegrass.

Orchard Grass is a great pasture and hay producing grass which for all practical concerns grows well in partial shade. That is why it made and makes such a great ground cover beneath fruit trees. One would suppose that is where it picked up its name.


2020-05-23 07:04:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

VOTE: You can now request mail-in ballot online

There are four ways to vote in Kentucky's upcoming primary election:
  • Absentee by mail
  • Hand-delivery of absentee ballot
  • Vote early in-person (appointment with county clerk recommended)
  • Vote on election day in-person (appointment with county clerk recommended)
If at all possible, the Governor, Secretary of State, and State Board of Elections are asking registered voters to request a paper ballot be mailed to your address in order to vote. You can now request your mail-in absentee ballot on the web: sos.ky.gov.

You must be a registered Kentucky voter to file an absentee ballot request. More information about the upcoming primary, and alternate ways to request a ballot, are available here: 2020 Primary Election Information from Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk.


2020-05-23 06:57:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Flags to half-staff in observance of Memorial Day

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In accordance with the U.S. Flag Code, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning those members of our nation's armed forces who died while in service.

Per 4 U.S. Code S 7(m), flags on Memorial Day "should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff."

Flags at state office buildings are currently flying at half-staff in honor of Kentucky's victims of the novel coronavirus disease and will remain so until noon on Monday, after which they will fly at full-staff.


2020-05-23 06:45:23 | Comments | Printable version

Carmelita Mascarenas, 70, Taylor Co., KY (1950-2020)

Carmelita Mascarenas of Taylor County passed away on May 20, 2020. She was 70 years old.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Online condolences may be left at parrottramsey.com.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 06:42:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Commentary: Kentuckians proving we are a great people

By Governor Andy Beshear

Frankfort, KY - It is hard to believe that Kentucky saw its first confirmed case of COVID-19 just over two and a half months ago.

The virus began spreading quickly, escalating like past pandemics such as the Spanish flu. Areas like New York and Louisiana saw spikes that exceeded their health care capacity, and the losses mounted.

Here in Kentucky, we took quick and decisive action, declaring a state of emergency after the first known case. We closed schools to in-person classes, had to temporarily close many forward-facing businesses and we asked people to be Healthy at Home.

It worked. Kentucky "flattened the curve," stopped the rising rate of infection, and ensured there were enough hospital beds for everyone who needed them.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 06:39:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 23, 2020

For the sensitive
life will hurt with its beauty
until written down.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 23 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3175


2020-05-23 06:37:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Joyce Watson Morris, 85, Adair County, KY

Joyce Watson Morris, 85, of Columbia, KY died Friday, May 22, 2020 at her residence. Born in Knifley, KY she was the daughter of the late Gene and Linnie Bottoms Watson and wife of the late Bob Morris.

She chose cremation and there will be a private memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. James Walker officiating.


Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2020-05-23 03:51:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 23
(ADV) Looking for a place to gather for a birthday meal?
Check What's Cooking in South Central Kentucky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Atlee and Ovalene Rexroat (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Cindy & Jason Wheeler (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Harold & Cathy Lawless | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeremy and Brittany Lea Dile (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben Marshall, Lexington, KY (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Casey Brown (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Kinnett (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Enoch Dee Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ken Fortune | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lloyd Willis (May 23, 1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rita Bragg (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Gladys Milby, Taylor Co., KY (May 23, 1916 - September 26, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark D. Noel, Taylor Co., KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Omer Colvin, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Marie Eads, Green Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Gray, Cumberland Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Floyd Williams, Casey Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Glen Murray, Green Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon L. Davis, Casey Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Hogan Ferrell, Clay County, TN native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jodie Mings, Campbellsville, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Harris, Taylor County, KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry E. Blakeman, Taylor County, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Erika Jean Graves, Adair County, KY (1970-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Hopper Westmoreland, 56, Celina, TN (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry Joe Price , Green County, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Marie Beard, Green Co., KY, Adair native (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Norfleet Emerson, 87, Russell County, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Wethington, 70, Casey County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Neal Weddle, 61, Casey County, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Wilbert Stotts, 70, Clark County, IN/Adair County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Irwin Douglas, 80, Three Springs Community, KY, (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Larry Willis, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.C. Lasley, 79, Adair Co., KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daryl D. Grider, 68, Russell County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Olene Sell Wallace, 93, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Denton Elmore, 68, Kings Mountain, KY (1949-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerell Cape (May 23, 1959-Aug. 20, 1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Jones, 81, Montpelier, KY (1936-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTFM2 has fresh veggies, bedding plants and more | (ID:60644, Comment)

 




























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.