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Update on Vehicle Title Processing

By Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

The Motor Vehicle System did allow us to do some transactions today. It will continue to be slow for a while, but hopefully this is good news for us getting back to normal processing! If things change tomorrow we will update. But as of now we are up working doing most transactions, there are some processes that we still can not perform. Please feel free to call before you come into the office to see if we can perform the transaction you are needing. 270-384-2801.

We truly appreciate everyone's continued patience during this time! Thank you.


2021-07-13 21:14:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

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Family gathers for annual Willis reunion



2021-07-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Pam Hoots.
LeeEtta Willis and her son Ralphie are part of the family of Earl and Jennie Vee (Ewing) Willis which holds an annual pig roast at the homeplace on Willis Street in Columbia. Each year descendants gather from across the United States with family to share memories and visit with friends.

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Letter: Leucocoprinus birnbaumii?

Marie Freeman writes:
Often found growing in houseplants, the Leucocoprinus birnbaumii is also found on the forest floor in warmer environments. Its edibility is unknown, but North Carolina State University includes it on a list of mushrooms to avoid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucocoprinus_birnbaumii

Do you have yellow mushrooms in your potted houseplant?

Other Other common names for lepiota
  • Plantpot Dapperling
  • Lemon Yellow Lepiot
  • Yellow Pleated parasol
  • Yellow Spirit Umbrella
Always a guess with fungus, but would be my guess...
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2021-07-13 21:12:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Mushrooms with Aloe Plant in background

Linda Seaton writes:
This mushroom is from a family of Fungi called Bolbitiaceae.
Comments re: Do you now what these are?


2021-07-13 21:11:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Co. Grand Jury returns indictments June 28

On June 28, 2021, the Adair County Circuit Court Grand Jury met and handed down indictments against 13 individuals from Columbia, Breeding, Burkesville, Lexington, Campbellsville, Barbourville, and Russell Springs, KY, on charges including stalking, harassment, strangulation, assault, possession, DUI, criminal mischief, escape, and public intoxication.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The indicments can be viewed here: 2021-07-13-Adair-Co-Indictments-142647 (PDF, 7.5MB)


2021-07-13 17:30:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC Men's Basketball: 2020-21 Rewind

By Kyle Jackson

The Blue Raiders featured one all-conference selection in Elijah Jordan. The junior guard collected the honor after leading the team in points per game, averaging 16.8 for the season and 17.0 in conference contests. He additionally led Lindsey Wilson with 39 total assists and 22 total steals. Jordan was proficient from the floor, boasting a conference sixth-best 0.500 field goal percentage.

Payton Cundiff scorched the hardwood from beyond the three-point arc, dropping 45 shots from the outside to not only lead the team in that category but also rank number 12 in the conference. His hottest performance of the season came at Georgetown (KY) on New Year's Eve when he shot an impressive 7-of-11 from behind the 3-point line. Cundiff was also second on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per outing, while he led the Blue Raiders from the charity stripe, shooting 82.4 percent (28-of-34).

Also contributing largely on the score sheet was Colen Gaynor, who posted 10.1 points per contest.


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2021-07-13 17:13:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Gene Wayne Barnes, 78, Russell Springs, KY (1943-2021)

Gene Wayne Barnes of Russell Springs passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Russell County Hospital. He was 78 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3pmCT on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Russell Springs Christian Church, with Bro. Carroll Egnew and Bro. Don Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 1pmCT on Thursday at the church, until time for services.


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2021-07-13 17:10:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Constance (Connie) Hopper Jones, 71, Russell Springs, KY (1949-2021)

Constance "Connie" Hopper Jones of Russell Springs passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at her home. She was 71 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11amCT on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Liberty Baptist Church of Russell Springs, with Bro. Casey Baker and Bro. Greg Estes officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 5pmCT until 8pmCT at Liberty Baptist Church.


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2021-07-13 17:07:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William (Billy) Albert Cook, 77, Edmonton, KY (1944-2021)

William (Billy) Albert Coo of Edmonton passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021 at his home. He was 77 years old.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Monday, July, 2021, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Randolph community of Metcalfe County. Brother Gary Richardson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Glasgow Chapter of DAV.


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2021-07-13 17:03:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Barn photo brings back memories

Jennifer Fudge Carter writes:
This picture shows what used to be my Dad's barn. I have memories of stripping tobacco in this barn, pulling tobacco plants in the nearby plant bed and playing in the barn. The property was sold and divided after my Dad's passing in 2011. Dr. George Webb now owns this piece of property, but it will always be home to me. I make at least one annual trip sometimes more down to the farm to reminisce.

As we get older we look back on our childhood memories and realize how precious family time really is especially when our parents are gone. I loved growing up on our family farm. My Dad took pride in keeping the fields and road sides mowed and clean. My Mom loved her flower beds--much to Dad's disgust when he had to mow around them, but he did it anyway. Thanks for the picture and bringing back sweet memories.
Comments re: Rainy Day Photography, Adair or Metcalfe Co., KY


2021-07-13 14:54:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

New Student Orientation Days welcome the Class of 2025 to LWC

Lindsey Wilson College welcomed 158 new members of the Class of 2025 to campus last Friday and Saturday during the college's second set of new student orientation days this summer. NSO introduces freshmen to the LWC community and gives them the opportunity to meet their fellow classmates and complete important steps of the enrollment process.

"We were so excited to host NSO in person this year," said LWC Associate Director of Admissions Hannah Peck. "We loved getting the chance to connect in person with students and their families - but most importantly, we loved seeing the students get connected with one another."

Brooklyn Houk of Richmond, KY, was one of those freshmen who appreciated the opportunity to explore campus in advance and meet new people.

"Everyone was so sweet and I felt so welcomed," said Houk. "It was a great experience getting to meet everyone. I think the most beneficial part about that day was getting to know more about Lindsey Wilson and it made me feel like I was at a home away from home. It made the transition easier and less stressful."


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2021-07-13 13:36:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

AVIS issues resolved at KDOT

According to an update at 11:30amCT to the Kentucky Department of Transportation's Twitter feed, "The AVIS system issues affecting vehicle-related transactions at County Clerk Offices have been resolved. Delays may be experienced as clerks work through a backlog of vehicle-related service requests."

Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer has suggested calling the Clerk's Office before you come in at 270-384-2801 or 270-384-4007.

The computer system has been down intermittently since late last week, due to issues migrating to a new computer system.

Earlier on CM: Outage continues for vehicle transfers, other services OK.


2021-07-13 13:34:31 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Fatality collision Sunday on Knifley Road

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 9:51amCT, Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch received a dispatch from Adair County 911 of an injury collision approximately 4 miles north east of Columbia on KY 551.

Upon arrival, Chief Deputy Hitch found that two vehicles had collided, and there were multiple injuries, at least one critical.


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2021-07-13 13:27:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Thelma Garcia, 84, Fallbrook, CA (1937-2021)

Thelma Irene Patton Garcia of Fallbrook, CA and formerly of Columbia, KY, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA. She was 84 years old.

Mrs. Garcia chose cremation, and a celebration of life service will be held at 11amCT on Friday, August 27, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 27, 2021, after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2021-07-13 13:16:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Living History at Tebbs Bend July 17/18

By Cheryl Tillery

On Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, 2021, the 13th Kentucky/35th Alabama Infantry will host a Living History at Tebbs Bend.

On Saturday, camps open at 8amCT/9amET and close at 4pmCT/5pmET. Sunday camps open at 8amCT/9amET and close at 11amCT/NoonET.

The living history will discuss the 25th Michigan and their fight at Tebbs Bend. Military drill and soldier camp life during the Civil War are just a few things that one can observe during this event.

The event is free to the public and parking will be located at the Toll Gate House, 327 Tebbs Bend Rd., Campbellsville, KY.


2021-07-13 13:09:27 | Comments | Printable version

Willis Family holds annual Pig Roast

Reprinted with permission from the
Adair Progress and writer Mayor Pamela Hoots


The family of Earl and Jennie Vee (Ewing) Willis held their 40th annual pig roast last weekend in Columbia.

The local family was known for their involvement and leadership in Columbia and Adair County.

Each year descendants gather from across the United States with family to share memories, and visit with friends.


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2021-07-13 08:15:09 | Comments | Printable version

Congratulations Adair County Little League!

They won! The Adair County Little League 8U is the first ever to make it to the final four of the state tournament - Monday night they moved up to number three in the state!

They are the first AC Little League team to play in the Final Four.

Congratulations to team members Bennett McGaha, Fischer Brown, Lundon Moore, Hayes Burton, Trey "Bear" Burwash, Knox Burton, Carter Albrektson, Jase Corneilson, Greyson Dudley, Eli Coots and Michael Hargis, coaches Jacob Burton, Chad Moore, Chase Brown and to all the family members who are lighting up social media with cheers for their boys!


2021-07-13 07:36:20 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering the CHASE Concert at ACHS, 1973

By Doug Beard

I've been reviewing newspapers from 1974-1975 when I served as the editor of our high school newspaper, Smoke Signals. The CHASE concert was a major event for our area featuring one of the top jazz-rock bands in the country. I captured images from the 1974 yearbook to complete the collage. It's hard to believe this concert was forty-eight years ago.

The 1973 article about the concert reads:
Adair County High holds its first rock concert

One of the highlights of the school year was a concert by Chase, one of the leading rock groups in the country Not only did Chase perform for the entire student body, but Bill Chase, the leader of the group, held a clinic for band members to help them with their playing.

The concert, sponsored by the Adair County High School Band, lasted slightly over an hour. Over 2400 students from Adair County and surrounding counties attended. The gym at Adair County High was the scene of all the excitement and the gym was practically full.

The arrangements to get Chase was made by Bill Chinn, the band director. This was the first rock concert that has been held in Adair County and everyone was thrilled about having a top band such as Chase to perform. As well as being entertainment for the student body, this concert helped the band to raise money to purchase new uniforms.

Four memberes of the band would perish in a tragic airplane accident in 1974. Smoke Signals for Tuesday, September 24, 1974, reported:


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2021-07-13 07:20:29 | Comments | Printable version

Jerry Jones-Johnson, 91, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2021)

Jerry Jones-Johnson of Russell Springs passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at her home. She was 91 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2pmCT on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY with Brother Carroll Egnew, Brother Mark Hale, and Brother Don Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Phelps Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from NoonCT until 2pmCT on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.


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2021-07-13 06:41:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Recognizes Rowetown Road

Amy Price writes:
My husband Chad named the road that the picture Robert Ellis put on Columbia Magazine. It is on Rowetown Road, just off of Toria Road, here in Adair County. It is about three miles from the Metcalfe County line.
Comments re: Rainy Day Photography, Adair or Metcalfe Co., KY


2021-07-13 06:38:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mostly cloudy today, high 82F, chance of storms

It's currently 70F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 82F and a 70 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 67F. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 86F and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday night should be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 68F and calm wind.


2021-07-13 06:36:47 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 13, 2021

Etiquette requires
logically unneeded
reactions and words.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 13 July 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3591


2021-07-13 06:32:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 13 Jul 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 121 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 34 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 53 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-07-13 06:32:20 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 13
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Betty Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robert and Melissa Horton (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday! Abella Phelps (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angie Barker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arlinda Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Sue Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany DeSeive | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dalani Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emmett Davenport (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fran Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenn Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Kelsay (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harper LaShay Stearns (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaxon Ray Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenna Claywell (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenna Lee Claywell (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Smith (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leo Abner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Janes (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Akin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nenia Dykes (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Crawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Kay Pendleton Sexton (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve "Doc" Watson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler James Renfro | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Jo Turner, Columbia, KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Rowe, Columbia, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Glenn Rooks, Columbia, KY native (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Melton, Adair County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhoda Lynn Kimbler, 56, Adair County, KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell B. Hadley, 76, Columbia, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Esther Meyer, 82, Adair County, KY (1932-2014 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Wilson, 53, Taylor County, KY, (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bonnie Mae (McDaniel) Williams Perkins, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Stamp, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Matthew Albert Wyatt, Russell Springs, KY, native of Cumberland Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maddie Brockman, 21, Boyle Co., KY (1994-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tara Nicole Simpson Lamer, 35, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co. native (1981-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Eulene Taylor, 85, Adair Co., KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Elizabeth London Worley, 84, Center, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audra Rogers Royse, Adair County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Gayle Hagan Newman, 67, Green County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alfred W. Flowers, 87, Columbia, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Mann Fields, 83, formerly of Jamestown, KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie J.D. Tallent, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delbert Thompson, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Rae Bright, 71, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Calvin Stumph, 80, Greensburg, KY (1936-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard C. Smith, 76, Russell Co., KY (1939-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maddox Tye Durbin, Adair Co., KY (2014-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Kathleen Helm Clements White, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nona Gene Atchley, 76, Russell Springs, KY (1943-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Ellen Stalcup Long, Cumberland Co., KY (1917-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Novella M. Phillips, Casey Co., KY (1940-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orene Mae Sapp Richenburg, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Preston Stapp, 78, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodger Abel Monson, Taylor County, KY (1938-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Winfrey, 78, Burkesville, KY (1936-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernella Davis Beasley, Windsor, KY (1925-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Co. Food Pantry
203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:61918, Comment)
NoonCTColumbia Adair Chamber of Commerce meeting at LWC | (ID:61929, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Avis McLean, 86, Columbia, KY (1934-2021) | (ID:61936, Comment)
4:00pmCTGlens Fork Food Pantry
Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Highway 55 S., Columbia, KY | (ID:61892, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Beulah Chapel | (ID:61911, Comment)
Regular Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:61939, Comment)

 




























 
 
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