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Being the voice of abused, neglected children

From Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky has ranked #1 in the nation for the third year in a row for abuse and neglect cases. The pandemic has not helped those numbers.

To meet the needs of the children currently on our waiting list, CASA needs about THREE TIMES the number of volunteers we currently have.


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2021-09-14 21:40:35 | Comments | Printable version

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Junior Jessie, 70, Columbia, KY business owner



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D.L. 'Junior' Jessie, 70, Adair County, KY

D.L. Jessie, Jr, age 70, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at his home.

He was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Trustee, Usher and in any capacity he was asked.

He was a member of Columbia Lodge #96, was owner and operator of Jessie's Fruit Market for many years, a member of the Gideon's, was on the Citizen Advisory Board of the ACYDC and a former driver for Rogers Trucking.


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2021-09-14 21:11:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James Douglas 'Doug' Sidebottom, 84, Green County, KY

James Douglas "Doug" Sidebottom of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Raymond Oscar Sidebottom and Annie Hay Sidebottom, was born on Friday, September 3, 1937 in Green County and departed this life on Monday, September 13, 2021 at his home. He was 84 years and 10 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church. He was also a right-of-way appraiser for the State of Kentucky, was a lifelong farmer, a veteran having served in the United States Army, and a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #54 F&AM.


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2021-09-14 21:05:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Homeplace Corn Program

Heirloom varieties celebrate the past and prepare for the future

By Billy Joe Fudge
President, Homeplace on Green River, Inc.

A great many things are happening at Homeplace on Green River. Among them is our Heritage, Open Pollinated, non-GMO, Corn Program. Many people ask why we are beginning this program and the answer is not very complicated. Last year and continuing this year, the world, including us here in the United States have seen shortages of many products, particularly many food items.

These shortages have been a result of supply chain issues in producing, processing and distributing many of the meats and vegetables we eat and products we use. We here at Homeplace, as do many of you, know how to be better prepared the next time a major catastrophe threatens our very existence.

Our subsistence farmers, forefathers, and communities had it figured out in ten words; "grow what you can, process it and preserve it locally"! Today we have strayed dangerously far away from that simple admonition. In fact there are major impediments to doing so and that leads us back to our Homeplace Corn Program.


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2021-09-14 20:42:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

CU to host Tennessee pastor at chapel Sept. 15

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville, KY - Josh Huisman, senior pastor of New Hope Community Church in Brentwood, TN, will be the 10amET chapel speaker on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, KY.

At this time, masks are required for all in-person gatherings on the Campbellsville University campus. The university follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Commonwealth of Kentucky guidelines on best practices.


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2021-09-14 20:36:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

I65 Welcome Center at KY-TN line temporarily closed

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - The Kentucky Welcome Center on Interstate 65 at the Kentucky-Tennessee Line is temporarily closed for sanitation of the facility and staffing shortages due to COVID-19. The closure is expected to last five days.

Truck parking will remain open. Message boards have been placed to inform motorists the Welcome Center is closed. Further information will be released when an exact date for when the Welcome Center will open.


2021-09-14 20:35:03 | Comments | Printable version

Monoclonal antibody treatment shortage

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said the federal government announced a change in the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed among states due to supply shortages and extraordinary demand across the country.

Health care providers will no longer be able to order the treatments directly; instead, state governments will supervise the distribution of a capped number of treatments delivered to them each week.

"I have a concern that some Kentuckians who are hesitant about the vaccine are placing faith in monoclonal antibodies. What this shortage ought to tell you is that if you're unvaccinated and you get really sick, not only might there not be a bed in the hospital for you because they are so full, but that monoclonal antibody treatment might not be there for you either," said Gov. Beshear. "That thing you're counting on might not be available. What is available, and there are no supply issues at all, are these safe and effective vaccines."


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2021-09-14 20:33:51 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water Advisory for Knifley Road area

Update on 9/16/2021: Boil Water Advisory lifted for Knifley Road area

From Columbia Adair Utilities District

Date Issued 9/14/2021
Time Issued 6:15pmCT

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for customers at 7993-10799 Knifley Rd and side roads in between including Robinson Ridge Rd., 475-511 Tucker Warren Rd., Casey Creek Rd., Callahan Loop, Pike Ridge Rd., Hovious Ridge Rd., Genesis Rd., R Beard Rd, Wildlife Ln., Harrison Rd., Ray Boss Rd., Gumm Rd.

The advisory has been issued due to main line break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.


2021-09-14 20:32:02 | Comments | Printable version

Ethel Ray Fights Cochran, 92, Casey County, KY native

It is with great sadness that the family must announce that our mother, Ethel Ray Fights Cochran, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. She was born July 10,1929 to Roy Carlton and Nettie Florence Cochran Fights.

She was born during the great depression. She, like many in her generation, was afflicted with Polio at 3 months of age. At age 5, she was sent to a facility to spend time in an iron lung, an experience that would stay with her for the rest of her life. She was beyond thrilled when a Polio vaccine was developed. Her children would be the first in line when the vaccine was available.

Ethel grew up on a tobacco farm on Snake Ridge outside of Liberty, Kentucky. She graduated from Liberty High School alongside her sweetheart and soon to be husband, Huston Cochran. She attended Lindsey Wilson Teachers College and Eastern Kentucky University along with Huston, teaching school together in a one-room schoolhouses, raising her children while taking 10 years to graduate college.


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2021-09-14 19:41:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Prayers requested for Magistrate Terry Hadley

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

I am making this post with the permission from the family of District 7 Magistrate Terry Hadley.

Magistrate Hadley had a medical emergency earlier this date and is currently in a Louisville Hospital.

I ask that any constituent in District 7 that may need assistance to please call the Adair County Judge's Office at 270-384-4703 or you may call any other Adair County Magistrate and we will get you taken care of.

Above all else, we ask that you lift Magistrate Hadley and his family in prayer.


2021-09-14 15:29:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting, Tue 14 Sept 2021

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 6pmCT on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the Jim Blair Center located at 901 Hudson St., Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.

Among the action items on the agenda are continued discussion of the proposed Animal Ordinance, the jail pay scale, Sheriff's vehicles, and the animal shelter air conditioner/heat.

Meeting Agenda:


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2021-09-14 12:46:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Letter: Explanation of what kind of spider is that?

Yvonne Kolbenschlag writes:
Well! That writing spider is 'Charlotte' and she saved Wilbur the (cute) pig! She even has a web site.
Comments re: Spider ID requested


2021-09-14 12:36:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACSO: Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair County Sheriff's Office has increased their patrols in the Snake Creek Road area, due to multiple complaints from area residents of possible drug activity in their community.

On Monday, September 13, 2021, at 4:02pmCT, Deputy Sheriff Kenny Perkins initiated a traffic stop 8 miles east of Columbia on Snake Creek Road for a registration violation.

During the roadside interview, suspicion developed that the operator of the vehicle was in possession of controlled substances. As a result, a search was conducted, and methamphetamine and other suspected controlled substances were located. The driver was taken into custody.


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2021-09-14 12:27:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Zoning meeting scheduled for Fairground Street

The City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the following:
1. Request for zone change from R1 (Low Density Residential) to C2 (Highway Oriented Commercial) for a lot located at 610 Fairground Street (PVA Map No. 000-04-06-004.00). The purpose is to build storage units. Property owned by Chris, Rebecca and Cole Schmidt.

The hearing is open to the public.


2021-09-14 11:18:22 | Comments | Printable version

Salvatore Costanzo, 73, Metcalfe County, KY (1948-2021)

Salvatore Costanzo of Edmonton, Kentucky, son of the late Salvatore John Costanzo and Angela Georgetti Costanzo was born on Friday, August 6, 1948 in Bronx, New York, and passed away Friday, September at his home. He was 73 years, one month and four days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church. He was retired from the Readers Digest Magazine where he worked in the IT department, and was also a professionally gifted musician.


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2021-09-14 11:14:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Also called a zipper spider

Linda Stapp writes:
This has also been called a zipper spider because it's web looks like a zipper.
Comments re: Spider ID requested


2021-09-14 10:31:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Creative Arts for Mental Health Workshop

By Teresa Bright
Adair County Cooperative Extension Service

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a Creative Arts for Mental Health Workshop at NoonCT on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.

Creative arts has been proven to be beneficial for mental health. Learn to connect with your creative side and do some skill building. In this workshop, you will create an autumn themed hand towel for your home decor. This is a NO-Sew project. You will need to bring an iron and a small portable ironing board.

Class space is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling the Extension Office at 270-384-2317.


2021-09-14 10:28:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Carter named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week

By Kyle Jackson

Robert Carter of the Lindsey Wilson football team has been named the NAIA Football Defensive Player of the Week, officials at the national office announced on Monday.

The honor comes on the heels of being named the Mid-South Conference Defender of the Week this morning.


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2021-09-14 06:59:39 | Comments | Printable version

Looking for information on Brawner-Smith Cemetery, families

By Genna Vinson Twomey

This is my family. I've been doing research on ancestry.com for many years. This is where I got this information. I'm hoping to get any information on this family in Columbia and trace any remaining descendants.

John Brawner and his wife were one of the nine original founders of the Columbia Baptist Church. There is a stained glass window with their names and the dedication date (1927) on it in the church. I believe they are also buried at the Brawner-Smith Cemetery. No stones have been found for them.

I have been to the Brawner Smith Cemetery off Pelly Lane. My cousins Larry & Elanor Brawner from Elizabethtown took me there about 2014. They saw the cemetery last Spring (2021) and the stones were in the ground. They said it looked like cattle had knocked over the graves. Can someone tell me if the stones are still there?

I'm also interested in any information on John Brawner (1863-1843) & his wife, Ann Speake Brawner's (1765-1852) family and their descendants including any remaining houses, barns, etc., possibly on Pelly Lane and LIberty Road Ky 206.


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2021-09-14 06:54:01 | Comments | Printable version

Five LWC athletes garner MSC honors

By Kyle Jackson Five Lindsey Wilson College athletes have received Mid-South Conference honors this week.

Robert Carter of the Lindsey Wilson football team, Maya Caon of the Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team, Johanna Alcantara and Camryn Rich of the Lindsey Wilson volleyball team, and Zofia Wojcik of the Lindsey Wilson women’s golf team all made Monday's list.


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2021-09-14 06:42:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 9/13/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of today's 487 reported cases, 441 (91%) were unvaccinated and 152 of today's cases (31%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven't, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 13.7%.


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2021-09-14 06:30:18 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 86

It's currently 67F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 86F and southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4amCT. The overnight low will be around 66F, with south wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 81F. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 63F. Calm wind.


2021-09-14 06:29:03 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 14, 2021

Bound by traditions,
desire is being kept down
but freedom exists.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 14 September 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3654


2021-09-14 06:25:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 14 Sep 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 136 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Casey County: 1 event Circuit Court. 18 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: 39 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 20 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-09-14 06:25:21 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 14
Business Birthday, Tray's Garden Chinese Restaurant, Columbia, KY (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmie Dale and Kathy Cox (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben David Sapp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chonda Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harrison Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ja'Vyan Hawkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoAnn Steinhilber | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kotila G. Rhymer (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Hovious | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ilene Roy, Russell Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chad Alan Thrasher, Burkesville, KY (1983 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Hoots, Burkesville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Duncan LaFreniere, Adair Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Robbie Nell Williams Ballard, Burkesville, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.R. Byram, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Calvin (Cherokee) Allinson, Sparksville, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal "Tobe" Bennett, Adair County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Pepper Sidebottom, Green Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Coffey, Adair County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, O.D. (Joe) Wilson, Russell County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thurman Jean Loy, Adair County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ross F. Curry, Cumberland Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Cooper Shepherd, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Murray, 74, Russell County, KY, (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Lee Atwood, 19, Hustonville, KY (1995-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Nelson, Adair County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wilson, 66, Liberty, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teena Ellen Allen, Taylor County, KY, (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Memory Ervin, 96, Metcalfe County, KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Wilma Mae Adams James, Science Hill, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Marlene Joy Pritchard, Greensburg, KY/Chicago, IL native (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Janes, Sparksville, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Copley Clark Slinker, Green County, KY (1923-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae (Scott) Richardson, 73, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Campbell, 76, Columbia, KY (1944-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Elaine Branham-Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Williams Sapp Newton, 83, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florice Larimore, 95, Black Gnat, KY (1922-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Coomer, 68, Jamestown, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Allen Morgan, 58, Columbia, KY (1962-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patra Ann Sinclair (1893-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmy Webb, 62, Elk Horn, KY (1958-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court ARPA Committee Meeting | (ID:62184, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:62151, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Ronnie Jessie, 79, Columbia, KY (1942-2021) | (ID:62187, Comment)
4:00pmCTACPC Site Based Decision Making team meeting | (ID:62140, Comment)
Glens Fork Food Pantry, 4pmCT-5pmCT Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Highway 55 S., Columbia, KY | (ID:62155, Comment)
5:00pmCTGirls Varsity ACHS Volleyball vs Metcalfe County | (ID:62192, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62202, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Hadley's Community Church | (ID:62172, Comment)

 




























 
 
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