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Letter: Glad to see care for helpful snakes

Larry Clark writes:
So glad to see such a fine specimen, and someone who is knowledgeable, and cares about how important snakes are to our environment. Thanks for not killing it.
Comments re: Cumberland County Chicken Snake


2021-06-04 17:54:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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LWC New Student Orientation Days



2021-06-04 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Travis Smith.
Lindsey Wilson College incoming freshman and orientation leaders gather for games in the Doris & Bob Holloway Health and Wellness Center. Lindsey Wilson College welcomed over 120 incoming freshmen to campus on Thursday and Friday during the college's first two New Student Orientation Days of the summer. The college will host three more orientation days before the start of the fall semester on July 9-10, and on August 13, 2021.

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ACSO: Two injured in collision on Hwy 55N

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 2:14pmCT, the Adair County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to an injury collision at the intersection of Industrial Drive and KY 55 North.

Preliminary investigation indicates that 38 year old Joshua Honald of Hardin County was traveling north on Hwy. 55 operating a 2018 Ford F-150 when he fell asleep and left the roadway. His vehicle struck Joedeci Miller, 20, of Columbia, who was operating a 2008 Saturn waiting to pull from Development Drive.

Both parties were treated for minor injuries. The collision is being investigated by K-9 Deputy Chandler Staten who was assisted by Deputy Chris Tweedy.


2021-06-04 17:50:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACSO: Green Co. man arrested on sexual abuse charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

A Green County man has been arrested by the Adair County Sheriff's Office on sexual abuse charges after a lengthy investigation.

Earlier this month, Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch presented the results of his investigation to the Adair County Grand Jury, and, as a result, an indictment was returned for sexual abuse 1st degree and video voyeurism.


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2021-06-04 17:49:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Whitney Elizabeth Hodges, 34, Columbia, KY (1986-2021)

Whitney Elizabeth Hodges of Columbia passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Casey County Hospital Emergency Room in Liberty. She was 34 years old.

Both the visitation and the funeral service will be held privately.


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2021-06-04 17:29:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Shop Local tonight at To the Nines

From Ellen Zornes, Executive Director
Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce

Shop Local at the Chamber of Commerce's 'To the Nines' event tonight, Friday, June 4, until 9pmCT.

Downtown stores are ready for you, the weather is going to be good, flower beds have been planted, market lights are turned on, many are vaccinated and we're ready to shop!

A few vendors will be set up around the Annex area. Come see and shop with your friends on the Square in Columbia tonight.


2021-06-04 14:34:10 | Comments | Printable version

Governor launches Shot at a Million vaccine incentive drawing

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear invited Kentuckians to get a COVID-19 vaccine and enter for a Shot at a Million - the state's new vaccine incentive drawing.

"This is a lifesaving and now possibly life-changing opportunity," said Gov. Beshear. "You can get your shot of hope and then enter for a shot at $1 million or a shot at one of 15 full scholarships - both protecting you from this deadly virus and possibly transforming your future."

The Governor announced two types of drawings that permanent residents of Kentucky can enter to win, at shotatamillion.ky.gov, if they have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

$1 million: Kentuckians 18 years old and older who have received at least their first dose of a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, may enter to win one of three $1 million drawings.

Full Scholarship: Kentuckians 12 to 17 years old who have received at least their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may enter to win one of 15 full scholarships to a Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school, which includes tuition, room-and-board and books.


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2021-06-04 14:31:45 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: May 2021 Activity Report

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The activity report for the Columbia Police Department for May 2021 is as follows:
  • 798 Calls for service
  • 128 Citations
  • 11 Motorist assists
  • 29 Escorts
  • 29 Accidents investigated
  • 4 Injury accidents investigated
  • 16 Cases opened


2021-06-04 11:47:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair County High School Honor Roll 2020-21

Related: Adair County High School Principal's Honor Roll 2020-21

By Chad A. Parnell, Assistant Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School is proud to recognize the following students for their academic achievements during the 2020-21 school year. Because of the many opportunities now available to our students, such as dual credit and online courses, the most accurate way to recognize students is at the end of the school year.

The Honor Roll lists 152 students who have earned a weighted GPA between 3.50 and 3.99 during the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations to these students for their academic achievements during a very difficult school year!


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2021-06-04 11:42:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair County High School Principal's Honor Roll 2020-21

Related: Adair County High School Honor Roll 2020-21

By Chad A. Parnell, Assistant Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School is proud to recognize the following students for their academic achievements during the 2020-21 school year. Because of the many opportunities now available to our students, such as dual credit and online courses, the most accurate way to recognize students is at the end of the school year.

The Principal's Honor Roll lists 95 students who have earned a weighted GPA of 4.0 or greater during the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations to these students for their academic achievements during a very difficult school year!


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2021-06-04 11:29:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Helen Thomas Smith, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2021)

Helen Thomas Smith of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021. She was 89 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Robert Morris. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville.


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2021-06-04 10:47:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY Chief Justice previews courthouse tech upgrades

By Jim Hannah, LRC

Frankfort, KY - Kentuckians will be able to pay court costs, fines and fees at ATM-like contraptions in select courthouses across Kentucky by next year.

A pilot project to install the self-service kiosks by January 2022 in strategic locations throughout the state is costing $1 million, said Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. while testifying before Thursday's meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary. Minton said the money was part of the $14.7 million the General Assembly appropriated for judicial branch technology upgrades in House Bill 556 from the 2021 Regular Session.

If the pilot program is successful, additional kiosks could be placed in commercial locations, such as grocery stores or pharmacies, Minton said. Similar kiosks are already used in neighboring Virginia to offer essential court services outside of office hours.


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2021-06-04 09:45:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Special Olympics Kentucky Day Proclamation

Lt. Gov. Coleman, Kentucky State Police celebrate raising more than $20,000 during 'Cover the Cruiser' fundraiser

By Sgt. Billy Gregory

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. presented representatives from Special Olympics Kentucky with a proclamation signed by Gov. Andy Beshear declaring Saturday, June 5, 2021, as Special Olympics Kentucky Day in the commonwealth.

Lt. Gov. Coleman said the proclamation is a way for Kentucky to show support for the athletes participating in this year's annual summer games scheduled to begin June 5 in Richmond, which is designed to build confidence and showcase the tremendous abilities people with intellectual disabilities possess.


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2021-06-04 09:23:15 | Comments | Printable version

TRH CEO honored with Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

By Joan C. McKinney

Jane Wheatley, who has been employed at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville 43 years, becoming chief executive in February 2003, is the 2021 community recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award given by Campbellsville University.

Wheatley is a 1995 graduate of Campbellsville College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Administration. She is a member of the university's Board of Trustees.


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2021-06-04 09:20:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Reopening of in-person visitation for state correctional facilities

By Morgan Hall

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble announced that visitation dates and times for the facilities operated by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) are now available for vaccinated family and friends to schedule an appointment to visit with their loved ones in-person.

In-person visitation will officially resume beginning the week of June 20, which will provide enough time to implement safety protocols such installation of plexiglass in visitation areas. Additionally, the scheduled date provides notice for family and friends of the justice-involved population who are not yet vaccinated to receive their shot of hope.

"The day has finally come when we can safely reopen our adult and youth correctional and residential facilities," said Gov. Beshear. "Again, if you have not received your shot of hope, please make an appointment so you can visit with your loved one once again in-person."

Available visitation dates and times for each specific facility is now available on DOC and DJJ's websites. All visitors must register prior to arriving at a facility.


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2021-06-04 09:15:30 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Keys found

John Campbell writes:
A set of keys was found near the old Majestic Yachts location. The keys were on a blue colored lanyard. If these are your keys, please text me at (270) 576-1590 and I will contact you. You will be required to give a description of the particular type keys that are on that lanyard.


2021-06-04 09:12:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Vacation Bible School at Knifley Chapel BIC

By Stephanie Shirley

Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ will hold Vacation Bible School from June 14, 2021 to June 17, 2021, from 6pmCT to 8pmCT nightly. The theme is "Made With A Purpose," and classes will be available for all ages.

Knifley Chapel BIC is located at 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY.


2021-06-04 07:13:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Sunny today, high 82F

It's currently 56F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog this morning. Otherwise, it will be sunny today, with a high near 82F and calm wind.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with an overnight low in the high 50s and calm wind. Patchy fog could develope after 4amCT.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 84F and calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 63F and light and variable wind.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Sunday's high will be near 84F, with calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

Sunday night will bring a continued 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1amCT. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 65F.


2021-06-04 07:13:24 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 4, 2021

Instead of fiction
a garden book is in mind
essays with poems.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 4 June 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3552


2021-06-04 07:05:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 4 Jun 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, June 4, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 7 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-06-04 07:05:09 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 4
Happy Anniversary, Arvest and Clara Rodgers (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Easton and Mercedes Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeff and Kim Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and JoAnn Collins (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Dial (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay Turner (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayleigh Paige Esenbock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Cheatham Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Jonae Grider (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Christopher McMahan, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Carol Graves, Cumberland County, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Rose, Green County, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcine P. Melson, Columbia, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Ann Richards, Jamestown, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Jackson Allen Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie J. Elmore, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernal David McCool, Cumberland Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Granvil Edwards, Sulphur Well, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1948 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Curtis, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Lee Cooper, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack E. Ray, 71, Russell County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mickey Van Strong, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Otis Odell Sherer, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Ray Ferguson, 56, Columbia, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Gene Laytart, 77, Elk Horn, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Jean McKinney, 68, Adair Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Earl Powell, Cosby, TN (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Lee Withers, 50, Casey County, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Murrell Eucledis Davenport, 89, Casey Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jerry) Bloyd, Green Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Prince , 67, Taylor County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Robert (Bob) Watson, 85, Marion Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doyle Ray Huffman, Green Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy -Dot- Ann Miers Patton, Green Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Asberry, 57, Dunnville, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alan Ray Ashbrook, 64, Russell County, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny George, 58, Greenwood, IN (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Coomer, 83, Burkesville, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Mearkle, 48, Liberty, KY (1972-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeffrey Wayne Montgomery, 51, Campbellsville, KY native (1969-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Wayne Threatt, 72, Liberty, KY (1946-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lander Bryant Lander Bryant (1892-1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Hoskins, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyda Holt, 90, Adair Co., KY (1919-2009) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vallie Lewis Dyer, 87, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zachary Pace, 57, Cumberland Co., KY native (1963-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
NoonCTUL Health Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group
Taylor Co. Public Library, 1316 E. Broadway Street Campbellsville, KY. | (ID:61760, Comment)
6:00pmCTTo the Nines downtown shopping | (ID:61780, Comment)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School at Columbia Church of Christ | (ID:61770, Comment)

 





























 
 
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