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Brenda Sue Lawson Keltner, 64, Green County, KY

Brenda Sue Lawson Keltner of Greensburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Lyndsey Odell and Geraldine Thomas Lawson and was born on January 20, 1957 in Taylor County, Kentucky and departed this life on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown. She was 64 years, three months and six days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a former employee of Gate Service Station and Dart Container.


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2021-04-28 23:32:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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2021-04-28 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
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Phillip Coffey - Deepening Memories

By Phillip Coffey
My first taste of all Organic flavor - drinking sweet milk
Poured from a hanging Galvanized three gallon bucket
Squirted from a small herd of Guernseys into a container
After filtering the drippings from the sturdy barn loft.

All the hay, cats crawling across - searching for game, playing
On my deepening memories of my Father's strong hands
Removing steadily the flow of the liquid from the Bovines.
Loud ringing from the bottom - 'rich' cream, sugar-covered Cheerios.


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2021-04-28 23:07:36 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Fiscal Court April meeting recap

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

Bryan Mills, Field Representative for U.S. Senator Rand Paul attended the meeting and invited everyone to the "Washington Update with Senator Paul" on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9amCT at the Jim Blair Community Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY.

The Fiscal Court approved 2 Tourism Board Appointments: Hannah Peck for a 3 year term, who will be replacing Sue Stivers. And David Jones to finish out the term of Marla Shelly who has resigned. There is 1 year left on this term.

The Court approved a COVID Assistance Utility Grant Resolution.


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2021-04-28 22:48:56 | Comments | Printable version

School do-over choice deadline is Friday, 30 April

What should parents do about the 'do-over' bill? Families of K-12 students currently enrolled in public or non-public schools can request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year. It's a way to say if the COVID-19 Pandemic year hurt your ability to keep grades up, you may take it over without penalty.

Superintendent Pamela Stephens called students, faculty and staff Tuesday evening with this reminder:
“This Friday evening [April 30, 3021] at midnight will be the last opportunity you will have to fill out the Senate Bill 128 do-over for the 2021-22 school year. I wish I could tell you we have all the answers - we can answer many of your questions but some we're still waiting for information from KDE. We will be having a face-to-face meeting with each family to make sure you and your child understand our expectations for that do over..."
Click this link to read the original article with all the details or visit the Adair County School District website.


2021-04-28 22:34:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACPC SBDM Council special called meeting, Tue 5 May

By Debbie Bradshaw, Principal
Adair County Primary Center

The Adair County Primary Center SBDM Council will have a special called meeting at 5pmCT on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, to discuss position openings.


2021-04-28 19:35:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CU: Child Abuse Awareness and Pinwheels for Prevention

By Daisy Rodriguez

Campbellsville, KY - Although blue and silver pinwheels shine brightly on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn, they represent a serious issue.

"A pinwheel represents what childhood should be. It's whimsical, it's fun, they are colorful; it's everything you want childhood to be for a local child," said Kate Broaddus is executive director Court Appointed Special Advocate CASA Nelson County (CASA).

Kentucky has one of the highest rates of child maltreatment in the nation. Last year there were 16,985 cases of child abuse, neglect and dependency in Kentucky.


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2021-04-28 19:30:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Gov. Beshear updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 vaccinations

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,742,037 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

"This week, I've visited a few of our state's most unique vaccination sites - from a mobile clinic run out of an emergency management van that can meet people where they are, to a pop-up clinic at a professional soccer game," said Gov. Beshear. "No matter where you are, there's a convenient, and sometimes even fun, place where you can get your shot of hope, protect yourself and save lives."

Kentuckians should visit vaccinemap.ky.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near them.


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2021-04-28 19:27:41 | Comments | Printable version

Trooper Jason VanHook 5th annual Memorial Bass Tournament

By Mast. TPR. Scottie Pennington

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 5th annual 2021 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 1, 2021. It will be held at the Conley Bottom Resort boat ramp located at 270 Conley Bottom Road Monticello, KY.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4pmET. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat (2 people per boat) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in person at Post 11, Monday through Friday, 8amET until 4pmET. Registrations received by mail or email will be assigned a boat number upon receipt of payment and given out the day of the tournament. You can also register the morning of the tournament.

Send registration forms by mail to: TFC. Scottie Pennington, 11 State Police Road, London, KY 40741. Phone # 606-878-6622 or email scottie.pennington@ky.gov. Make checks payable to: Trooper Island Camp.

All proceeds go to support Trooper Island Camp. Trooper Island Camp provides a free camping experience to low income, underprivileged and special needs children in Kentucky. Structured to encourage respect for law enforcement, it is intended to nourish the educational, physical and spiritual needs of all who attend.


2021-04-28 19:25:55 | Comments | Printable version

Free lunch from TTF on Saturday

By Gary Tucker

Through The Fire Worship Center will be having Free Lunch on the Public Square from 10amCT to 2pmCT (or while supplies last) on Saturday May 1, 2021.

Lunch bag will consist of your choice: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hotdog (ketchup and mustard) cookie and drink.

There will also be someone there to pray for those who need prayer. For more information call or text Pastor Gary Tucker at 270-634-2464. The church is located at 24 Burnett Rd. Columbia, KY 42728 if you don't have a church we would you to check us out.


2021-04-28 16:15:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Changes underway for Driver Licensing in Kentucky

The traditional trip to the local Office of Circuit Court Clerk is being replaced in many Kentucky counties with a visit to a secure, specialized Driver Licensing Regional Office operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

Among those making the transition in April will be Adair, Pulaski, and Russell counties. The Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each of those counties will cease nearly all in-person driver licensing services by Monday, April 26, 2021.

The Office of Circuit Court Clerk in Casey, Green, and Metcalfe Counties will cease nearly all in-person driver licensing services on May 24, 2021.

The regional offices, like the newly-opened office in Columbia, are also the only places to get a REAL ID for Kentucky. The offices had been working to offer REAL ID compliant documents in time for an October 21, 2021 deadline. However, Governor Beshear announced on April 28 that Kentucky and other states have been advised by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that full enforcement of the REAL ID Act is being extended by 19 months, to May 3, 2023.

Circuit clerks in every county except Fayette will continue processing of remotely submitted applications for renewal or replacement of standard-issue licenses and IDs until June 30, 2021.


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2021-04-28 13:28:15 | Comments | Printable version

Candace Richardson Crowe, 40, Liberty, KY (1980-2021)

Candace Richardson Crowe of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the U.K. Medical Center. She was 40 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmET on Friday, April 30, 2021, atBartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Rev. Creech Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Willow Springs Cemetery.

A walk through visitation will be held from 5pmET until 8pmET on Thursday April 29, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

Due to state mandate, masks will be required for the funeral and visitation. For the health and respect of the family please follow all rules for social distancing.


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2021-04-28 13:10:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County Genealogical Society to meet May 3, 2021

By Mike Watson

The first Monday in May is fast approaching! The Adair County Genealogical Society's regular meeting day is this Monday, May 3, 2021.

As with past business meetings during the Covid-era, we have been conducting limited gatherings at 2pmCT. This May 3rd will be the first meeting in which we can meet in the new Genealogy and History Research Center, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Parking in the rear.

Anyone who can come and who feels comfortable, come this Monday to the meeting. We will be discussing various business items. Also, the possibility of programs later in this calendar year as the world reopens, bit by bit.

Questions? Respond to the new Genealogy email: adairgenealogy@gmail.com, or call the new number 270-380-1024.


2021-04-28 13:06:37 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Vehicle vs motorcycle collision on Russell Road

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 3:54pmCT, K-9 Deputy Chandler Staten was dispatched to an injury collision at the intersection of KY Highway 80 and Greenhills Road.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2014 Honda operated by Leonardo Vasquez was traveling south on Greenhills Road and failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of KY Highway 80.

Vasquez pulled into path of a 2002 Harley Davidson being operated by Jonathon Tate, who was traveling straight ahead with passenger Kimberly Sanders.

Tate and Sanders were treated on scene by Adair EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia.

Deputy Staten was assisted by Officer Gary Roy. The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.


2021-04-28 13:03:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

AG: more than $126M in annual Tobacco Settlement funds

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced that Kentucky received over $126 million in the 2021 annual tobacco settlement payment from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).

"MSA funds support agricultural diversification initiatives and health and education programs across the Commonwealth," said Attorney General Cameron. "Since signing the agreement, Kentucky has received more than $2.4 billion from tobacco manufacturers, and we ensure that these manufacturers continue to comply with the terms outlined in the agreement."

In 1998, Kentucky joined 52 states and territories in signing the Tobacco MSA, which, at the time, was a historic agreement with major cigarette manufacturing companies. The agreement settled state lawsuits against major tobacco companies for Medicaid costs related to smoking. Each state determines how the funds will be used. In addition to obtaining annual compensation for tobacco-related medical expenses, the MSA seeks to reduce underage smoking and decrease new smokers.


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2021-04-28 12:36:49 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Single-vehicle injury collision on Millerfield Road

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 3:54pmCT, K-9 Deputy Chandler Staten was dispatched to Millerfield Road to an injury collision 13 miles east of Columbia.

Upon arrival, Deputy Staten found that a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, operated by Anna Hershberger, 28, was heading north when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree.

Hershberger and her two juvenile passengers where treated by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia.


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2021-04-28 12:30:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC: Spring 2021 Commencement, in-person and remote options

By Venus Popplewell

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic altered the life of people around the world, Lindsey Wilson College announced a plan for spring 2021 commencement that will move the college one step closer to normal operations: a commencement that includes options for in-person and remote celebration.

"Commencement is one of the greatest days of the year at Lindsey Wilson College," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. "None of us could have imagined over a year ago the challenges and obstacles our student body would endure as a result of this virus. The class of 2021 deserves to be properly recognized for their perseverance and resilience."

The decision comes after a majority of members from the Class of 2021 voiced their desire to have an in-person celebration.

The current plan will include four ceremonies: three in-person ceremonies to be held on Friday, May 7 through Saturday, May 8, rain or shine, at Blue Raider Stadium, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. Students are assigned to their ceremony based on their major. Graduates who prefer to not commence in-person were given the option to be included in one pre-recorded virtual ceremony which will be delivered via the college's website and social media services.

All in-person ceremonies will be live-streamed for guests who cannot attend.


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2021-04-28 11:35:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Letter: Dr. Annie Skaggs needs barn kittens

Dr. Wesley Roberts writes:
Sida, my wife, is helping a neighbor who has a farm and the neighbor needs some kittens for the barn and surrounding area. Could you put a “Wanted” note in the Columbia Magazine? Contact Dr. Annie Skaggs at 859.797.4733. - W


2021-04-28 11:28:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CPD: Complaints lead to arrest of pickup driver

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department made an arrest after receiving multiple complaints of a white pickup truck throughout town early Wednesday, just after midnight.

Vehicle and operator where located on Music Lane, where after making contact it was determined that the operator was under the influence. Operator was taken into custody. Additionally, a search of party's person lead to the discovery of 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine.


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2021-04-28 10:55:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACES SBDM Council special called meeting Thursday

By Sommer Brown, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

The Adair County Elementary School-Based Decision Making Council will have a special called meeting at 3:30pmCT on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in the conference room at Adair County Elementary School, 800 Indian Drive, Columbia, Kentucky.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss teacher classifications and conduct interviews to possibly select someone to fill the teacher vacancy.


2021-04-28 10:45:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LWC Baseball game against IU Southeast cancelled

By Brady Budke

The final regular season game for the Lindsey Wilson baseball team has been cancelled.

The Blue Raiders were originally scheduled to battle the IU Southeast (Ind.) Grenadiers today at Egnew Park. However, due to concerns over the weather, the game will not be played.

Lindsey Wilson finishes the 2021 regular season with an even 20-20 overall record and a 13-11 mark in the Mid-South Conference.

LWC will begin the MSC Tournament Opening Round on Friday with a doubleheader against Shawnee State (Ohio) beginning at NoonCT at Egnew Park.


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2021-04-28 10:42:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Kathy Lynn Fancher Slinker, 56, Metcalfe County, KY

Kathy Lynn Fancher Slinker, 56, of Savoyard, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was born November 9, 1964, the daughter of Donnie Lee Fancher and Janus Carol Trowbridge Fancher of Center.

Kathy had a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was an employee of TJ Health in Columbia. She worked for over 30 years in healthcare and specialized in Emergency care. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


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2021-04-28 07:47:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 4/27/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

The CDC and the FDA have approved the resumption of utilizing the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. We will be resuming Johnson and Johnson clinics soon.

We added fewer cases today than for the same time-period last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate per 100,000 went down also. Our 7-day average incidence chart is now showing 1 county in the "green-on-track" range, Cumberland; 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Clinton, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, and Wayne; and 4 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Russell, and Taylor. We are thankful to not have any "red-critical" counties now. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.17%.


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2021-04-28 07:02:30 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball season ends after 5-set loss to Concordia

By Kyle Jackson

Sioux City, IA - The Lindsey Wilson volleyball team lost 3-2 in a five-set match against No. 10 Concordia (NE) in game two of their NAIA Pool Play matches this evening. The Blue Raiders lost game one of pool play 3-0 against Marian (IN) earlier today.

The loss concludes the 2020 season for the Blue Raiders and knocks them out of the 2020 NAIA tournament.


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2021-04-28 07:00:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Mostly cloudy and windy today, high 79F, chance of storms

It's currently 67F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly cloudy today, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 79F. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 63F. South wind 6 to 10 mph.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy again, with a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the afternoon. Thursday's high will be around 77F, with southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, gusting as high as 29 mph.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms and an overnight low around 50F. West wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.


2021-04-28 06:59:21 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 28, 2021

Within frosty woods,
easy to forget problems
as lovely thoughts come.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 28 April 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3515


2021-04-28 06:54:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 28 Apr 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 56 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 73 events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 81 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 100 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-04-28 06:53:43 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 28
Happy Anniversary, Lorie and Ken Fortune | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Michelle Atwood | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brianna Nicole Ford (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooke Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Catherine Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Cowan (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Absher, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Edwin Ward | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Jeff Morris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Westmoreland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Lee Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Viola Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Janice James New, Science Hill, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell L. Daniels, Dunnville, KY native (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Agnes Marie Burton, Adair Co., KY native (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Henry Franklin, Adair Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest R. Tanner, Russell Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harriette A. Cornett, Taylor County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Dale Statham, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosetta (Delta) Rodgers, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvil Roy, 64, Adair County, KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Evelyn Hill Wells, Adair Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Gay Bunch, 59, Adair Co., KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Foster, Casey County, KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donald Keith (Donnie) McFall, Taylor County, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Brown, 70, Russell County, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Franklin Roosevelt "Junk Man" Walker, Knifley, Adair Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Austin, Casey County, KY/Lincoln County, KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Alton Hoskins, Casey Co., KY native, (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Inez Mae Cary Williams, 96, Cumberland Co., KY (1921-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Lou (Becky) Grinstead Grant, Adair Co., KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Inez Sandusky Griffith, Casey County, KY (1928-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Pyles (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Eugene (Fireball) Bass, 84, Green Co., KY native (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Virtual Story Time, ACPL Facebook Page | (ID:61560, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Shirley M. (Laney) Williams, 74, Columbia, KY (1947-2021) | (ID:61550, Comment)
4:30pmCTACHS Varsity Tennis at Hart County, Hart County High School | (ID:61561, Comment)

 





























 
 
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