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Letter: Respect for signage

Calvin Claywell writes:
Install 6 inch thick solid metal post for the signage or install quality security cameras around the area to see who is doing the damage.
Comments re: A little respect on signage

2023-12-01 14:53:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Youth group provides well-stocked blessing boxes

2023-12-01 - Adair Co., KY - Photo courtesy Lisa Tucker.
Through the Fire Worship Center's 3-7 year old Sunday School Class asked if they could help some people in need, and then collected food for a few weeks to stock local blessing boxes.

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Boil Water Advisory lifted for Holmes Bend Road area

From Columbia/Adair Utilities District
December 1, 2023

As of 10:20amCT on December 1, 2023, the Boil Water Advisory for customers 2955- 4141 Holmes Bend Road and all side roads in between & West Egypt Road to the lake has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

2023-12-01 11:23:27 | Comments | Printable version

Stuff your stockings with Trooper Island Camp raffle tickets

From Trooper Jonathan Biven

Burkesville, KY - This holiday season, you can give the gift of hope and excitement with a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Island Camp raffle ticket. This year's raffle offers an enticing choice for the lucky winner. The grand prize includes an option to claim a 2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible or a $50,000 cash prize. Purchasing a $10 ticket ensures your chance at winning, but more importantly, it helps Kentucky's children attend a free summer camp.

Tickets are $10 each and are available on the Trooper Island website or any KSP Post throughout the state. A max of 50,000 tickets will be sold, with the raffle drawing tentatively scheduled for August 25, 2024, at 3pmET, during the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. The raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees. (Charitable gaming license #0000633)

Trooper Island Camp was established in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police at Dale Hollow Lake, near the Cumberland and Clinton County line. This free summer camp is designed for children aged 10-12 from families facing financial challenges. Every year, approximately 700 campers participate in a wide range of activities, including athletics, kayaking, archery, fishing, swimming, and many other camping experiences. The camp aims to instill leadership, teamwork, and valuable life skills while creating lasting memories for the children.

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2023-12-01 11:17:56 | Comments | Printable version

Through the Fire youth group helps people in need

From Lisa Tucker

Through the Fire Worship Center's 3-7 year old Sunday School Class has been working hard in November. They have such big hearts to be so young. They asked if they could help some people in need. It's not about what you have or don't have, it's about what you need.

The Sunday School Class collected food for a few weeks and delivered to a local Blessing Box. They also stocked their own Blessing Box, located at our church at 24 Burnett Road, Columbia, KY, (off old Burkesville Loop Road near Walmart).

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2023-12-01 10:49:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Public invited to grand opening for Kay's Cafe

From Tiffany Collins
Assistant City Clerk

Kay's Cafe will have their grand opening on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at their new location at 808 Jamestown St., Columbia, KY. They will have free coffee, hot chocolate, and mini cupcakes. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10amCT. The public is invited to attend.

2023-12-01 10:45:25 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Santa and Junior

Previous Column: Red or Gold

By Carol Perkins

Santa settled by the roaring fireplace and drank his hot chocolate. It had been a long day, and his work was grueling. Many kids now asked for technological gifts rather than trucks, cars, and dolls, so he had to work his tech elves over time, tiring out their little bodies.

"I may have to retire," he proclaimed while blowing his drink to cool it.

Mrs. Claus laughed. "You've been threatening that for years, but I haven't noticed you slowing down."

He continued. "Yes, but I've got these bum knees now and a hip that kills me every time I hike my leg to get into the sleigh." Santa had been complaining more frequently over the last few years.

She continued. "Why don't you stop falling down chimneys and stovepipes and go through doors? And what about all those kids sitting on your knees? No wonder your knees are shot. That huffing and puffing gets you back up, but it's the going down that kills you."

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2023-12-01 08:58:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

KSP Post 15 to conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

From Trooper Jonathan Houk

Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Green, Taylor, Marion, Washington, Russell, Casey, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, and Cumberland counties.

These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15's highway safety efforts. Troopers will be checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws relating to motor vehicle equipment safety, licensing of drivers, motor vehicle registration, and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at the following link:

2023-12-01 08:54:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Basketball: LWC dominates in 91-55 victory over Berea

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team defeated Berea 91-55 Thursday at Biggers Sports Center.

The Blue Raiders (7-2) had five players score double figures led by Amelia Hodges who scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Lucy Patterson recorded 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, Janiya Davis scored 13 while Emily Cox and Jarie Thomas added 11 and 10, respectively. Thomas led team rebounds with 10, being the only player that entered double figures for LWC.

The Blue Raiders are back in action at 2pmCT on Saturday, December 2, 2023, when they host Johnson (TN) at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

2023-12-01 08:52:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 1
Happy Birthday, Bryan Burress (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Curry (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jadelyn Taryn Waggener (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Dwain Feese (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louise Judd Merrell (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, MacKenzie Grace Piercy (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Edwin Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammy Hitch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharalene Garrrett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sierra Dalyn Rooks (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherry Lynn Cox, 58, Campbellsville, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Hadley, Taylor County, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Stephen Dunlap, Campbellsville, KY (1955-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William B. Montgomery, Stanford, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bob) Sallee, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Dorothy Morris, Liberty, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gaines "Jim" Hodges, Cumberland Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John (Billy) Whitlock, Adair Co. native (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ruby Arlene Gardner Wright, Green Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Burton, Columbia, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth "Beth" Russell, Taylor Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Sarah Brooke Hart, Jamestown, KY (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Noel, Adair County, KY, native (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Humphrey, 83, Burkesville, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph J. Cole, 90, Cumberland County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernice A. Wisdom, 86, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zannie Mae Burton Estes, Green Co., KY, Adair Co. KY native (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Elavee Sells Wright, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Randall Jason Morgan, Sr., 69, Green Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Carol Leigh, 70, Danville, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Arthur Litteral, 54, Adair Co., KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Wilson, 75, Russell County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jonny Davis, 84, Russell County, KY/Perry County, KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Fay Catlett, 68, Adair Co. KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Regina Fudge, 90, Columbia, KY (1930-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jackson, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daisy Dimple Cheatham Powell (1915-1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva England, 75, Edmonton, KY (1945-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice G. Wilson, 82, Russell Springs, KY (1940-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Douglas Clark, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Russell Grant, 78, Columbia, KY (1943-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judith (Judy) Sexton, 71, Adair Co., KY (1944-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Jessee, 54, Adair Co., KY (1960-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Anne Montgomery, Taylor County, KY (1985-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Peyton (Tom) Chaney, 85, Horse Cave, KY (1937-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verna Eudora Neagle, 93, Green Co., KY (1929-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2023
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:00amCTRibbon Cutting for Happy Hawg BBQ and More | (ID:66218, Comment)
NoonCTSMART Recovery meeting at Russell Co. Health Dept | (ID:65946, Comment)
Ribbon Cutting at Let Um Fly, new indoor archery business | (ID:66220, Comment)
4:00pmCTChristmas To the Nines: Cocoa and Caroling
There will be a hot cocoa bar and caroling performed by Adair County School's choirs, from 4pmCT to 7pmCT, The donation bucket for the Family Resource And Youth Services Center, 'Food For February,' will be there to accept monetary donations to help feed our food insecure | (ID:66203, Comment)
5:00pmCTRussell Co. Christmas on the Square in Downtown Jamestown | (ID:66194, Comment)
Journey to the Manger drive-thru nativity
Russell Springs City Park | (ID:66215, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS Girls Basketball at Green County | (ID:66079, Comment)
6:00pmCTTo the Nines Downtown Christmas Shopping
Shops will be open until 9pmCT on Friday, some with 'Christmas in Columbia' specials, and City of Columbia's Flower Boxes will be decorated for the holidays | (ID:66202, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair Co. Community Choir Christmas Concert | (ID:66180, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Boys Basketball at Green County | (ID:66080, Comment)


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