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Thursday, October 7, 2021
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Bill Whicker, 70, Russell County, KY (1950-2021)

Bill Whicker, age 70, of Dunnville, KY passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021.

He was born on Tuesday, October 10 1950, in Ohio.

He was a retired truck driver, former firefighter, and chairman of the Eli Fire Department board of directors.


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2021-10-07 20:34:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Scenic Adair Co.: Changing weather



2021-10-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
Changing weather showing in the skies. Mother Nature is preparing for Downtown Days.

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Golf: LWC Women to compete in IWU Fall Invitational

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 17-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's golf team are set to compete at the IWU Fall Invitational this weekend hosted by the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, IN.

The event is the third of the season for the Blue Raiders. In their last event, the women's team placed 8th out of 15 at the Invite at Innisbrook in Palm Harbour, FL, on September 28th. Malene Clausen jumped six spots up the leaderboard during the final round to finish tied for seventh with a 232 (78-79-75).

The Blue Raiders will get started on Friday morning and will play a second round on Saturday.


2021-10-07 16:08:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Columbia Mayor's Report for September, 2021

From Mayor Pam Hoots

Moved millstones at Trabue Russell House (as well as concrete step stones).

Repaired pump at Trabue Russell House.

Lighting completed at the city park on Fairground Street.

Sealed bid auction held during the month.

The 200th anniversary of the Trabue Russell House celebration was held during the month. Our appreciation to Mary Ann Loy for all her dedication and work in making this happen. It was a wonderful event.


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2021-10-07 11:34:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Volleyball: LWC set for Battle of Highway 55 on Thursday

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 16-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team takes on Campbellsville University in Mid-South Conference action tonight, Thursday, October 7, 2021, to cap off a three-game road trip before returning home next week. First serve is set for 6pmCT in Gosser Gymnasium.


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2021-10-07 11:30:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

KFB-South closing early on Friday

By Jason Corbin, Agency Manager
Adair County Farm Bureau South

Adair County Farm Bureau South will be closing at 1pmCT on Friday, October 8, 2021, due to Downtown Days Festival. Have a safe & blessed weekend.


2021-10-07 10:56:56 | Comments | Printable version

Downtown Days start on the Square Friday

Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 2021, is the time for Columbia's annual Downtown Days Festival.

Booths open at 4:30pmCT Friday evening. The festival features a food court, arts and crafts vendors, antique tractor show, car show, live entertainment, kids' games and train rides, beauty pageants and a free Darryl Worley concert on Saturday evening.

Downtown Days Schedule for Friday, October 8, 2021
  • NoonCT: Public Square closed to vehicular traffic for vendor setup
  • 4:30pmCT: Vendor Booths Open
  • 5pmCT: Kiddie Train Rides
  • 6pmCT: Cumberland Thunder - Gospel, on the Main Stage
  • 6pmCT: Columbia Baptist Church Corn Hole Tournament, Public Square
  • 7pmCT: Hot Mic & Bright Lights Entertainment - Karaoke, Main Stage

Downtown Days Schedule for Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • 7amCT to 10amCT: Pancake Breakfast, Fellowship Hall, Columbia Baptist Church
  • 8amCT: Downtown Days Classic Car Show Registration, Adair Co. Judicial Center Parking Lot
  • 8amCT to 3pmCT: First Annual Antique Tractor, Garden Tractor & Pedal Tractor Exhibition, 200 Burkesville Street (in front of Save-A-Lot)
  • 8:30amCT: Vendor Booths Open
  • 9amCT to 2pmCT: Downtown Days Classic Car Show, Adair Co. Judicial Center parking lot
  • 9amCT: Adair Co. Beauty Pageant Registration, Main Stage
  • 10amCT: Beauty Pageant, Main Stage
  • 11amCT to 4pmCT: Face Painting by ACHS Cheerleaders, Public Square
  • 11amCT: Kickin' Kids Demonstration, Public Square
  • NoonCT-1pmCT: Colton Kise (Country), Main Stage
  • 1pmCT: Damon's CTA, Public Square
  • 2pmCT to 3pmCT: Jason Wooten The Balloon Guy (free), Public Square
  • 4pmCT: Maggie Cox-K Country Showdown Winner, Main Stage
  • 5pmCT: Tyrone Dunn & Kin-Foke, Main Stage
  • 7pmCT: Darryl Worley - FREE Concert (Country), Main Stage


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2021-10-07 08:07:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Columbia Ordinance 830.18 changes garbage rates

From Woody Sharpe, City Clerk/Treasurer

City of Columbia Ordinance 830.18 amends Ordinance 830.17, setting fees for the collection of garbage and trash from residences, churches, and commercial establishments with the boundaries of the City of Columbia.

The new ordinance was first read on September 10, 2021, and the second reading was on October 4, 2021.

New rates are effective as of October 7, 2021. Residential rates are now $18.00 per month, Church rates are $18.00 per month, and all Commercial and Industrial rates are based on the rate of $65.00 per ton.

20211006-Columbia-Ordinance-830.18 (PDF, 162kb).


2021-10-07 07:15:21 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Plan alternate routes Friday and Saturday

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Friday at NoonCT, vehicle access to Public Square will be blocked off in preparation for Downtown Days. The festival will run through Friday evening and Saturday into Saturday night, October 8-9, 2021.

Access from all four streets--Campbellsville, Jamestown, Burksville, and Greensburg--will be halted during the duration for the festival. Motorists will need to plan to take detours and alternate routes during this time.

See also: Annex Building closing early on Friday


2021-10-07 07:11:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Soccer: LWC Men stay perfect in conference play

By Kyle Jackson

Crestview Hills, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team remained undefeated in conference play after defeating Thomas More (KY) 5-0 away from home this evening. Four different Blue Raiders scored tonight with Victor Cavalcante, Julien Gastaldy, Cyrus Harmon, and Nathaniel Onyina Opoku all getting on the score sheet for Lindsey Wilson.

Lindsey Wilson (6-1-1, 5-0 MSC) outshot the Saints (4-4-2, 2-3 MSC) 19-8 with a 10-2 shot on goal mark. Opoku scored his seventh goal in eight games while Gastaldy found the net for the second game in a row. In addition to that, Cavalcante scored his first goal for the Blue Raiders while Harmon notched a brace and an assist in the game.


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2021-10-07 07:07:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 10/06/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

IMPORTANT - Due to the continued increase in positive cases it may be several days before you are contacted by the health department. If you've tested positive for COVID19 please isolate yourself immediately, do NOT wait on a call from the health department.

Please notify anyone you may have been in contact with so they can begin quarantine. Visit www.lcdhd.org for more specific COVID-19 guidance.

Of today's 220 reported cases, 191 (87%) were unvaccinated and 42 of today's cases (19%) 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: 9.11%.


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2021-10-07 07:05:27 | Comments | Printable version

Partly sunny today, high 77F, chance of storms

It's currently 62F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 77F and a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. East wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pmCT. Patchy fog could develop after 3amCT. The overnight low will be around 59F, with calm wind.

Friday will be mostly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms and a high near 77F. Light south wind.

Friday Night will be mostly clear, with patchy fog possible after 9pmCT. The overnight low will be around 57F, with calm wind.


2021-10-07 07:03:54 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 7, 2021

Physical symptoms
were beginning but end was
lack of will to live.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 7 October 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3677


2021-10-07 06:58:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 7 Oct 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, October 7, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 44 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-10-07 06:57:49 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 7
Happy Anniversary, Ryan and Julie McQueary (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adysen Jewell Wooley (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake A. Burriss (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Boon Matney (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briley Stephen Taylor (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cassie Jo Rogers (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Michelle Hancock-Edwards (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ellie Cristin Cheatham (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elliot Smith (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Legg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Wayne Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Libby Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marlena Sharpe McDonald (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Froedge (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Elaine Pyles Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sonny (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stefani B. Knight (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timothy Eaton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wendell Burton (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Wilson, 88, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Porter McCoy, Cumberland County, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, C.W. Goff, Green County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Birthday, David Yeagley, Taylor County, KY (1966-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcella Lawless, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcia Ann McKinley Cook (d. May 14, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corey Lee Spears, Green Co., KY (1989-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Duncan Cundiff, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Ramsey , 85, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur Roy , Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Ray (Gene) Strode, Adair County, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Lawrence Barber, Jr., Burkesville, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Cox, Taylor County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Mills, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Bennett, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell D. Hafley, 61, Casey County, KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Gayle Stidham , 66, Columbia, KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Depp Harbison, 97, Summer Shade, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna White, Taylor County, KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Brown, 61, Russell Co., KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Phelps, 65, Yosemite, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bruce Michael Werner, Sr, 69, Russell County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Adkins, 72, Adair Co., KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Grant Tipton, Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Dunnville, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Joseph Kramer, Glasgow, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Wayne Gossett, Metcalfe County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles W. Mann, Jamestown, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny Dale Jewell, 66, Green County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie Keith Thurman, 83, Cumberland Co., KY native (1937-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Irene Roark, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1950-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Shofner, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merial Jean Sanders Greer, 87, Liberty, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vinice Fay Roach Finley Tinsley, Burkesville, KY native (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vola Mae Bailey Bennett, 80, Columbia, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Taylor, 81, Liberty, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTFall Break - No school in Adair Co. today | (ID:62272, Comment)
NoonCTArtist talk and reception for Cayce Davenport at Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery | (ID:62251, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Freeman Dile, 91, Columbia, KY (1930-2021) | (ID:62294, Comment)

 




























 
 
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