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Friday, October 8, 2021
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Letter: Silent City Tour 2021

Marcella Hodges writes:
Although I missed seeing this tour in person, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the tour on Columbia Magazine. The actors did a spectacular job. The content was very informative and entertaining, bringing so much of the history of this area alive. Thank you to everyone involved for taking the time to produce such a wonderful reenactment of some of Adair County's history!
Comments re: The Silent City Cemetery Tour 2021


2021-10-08 14:00:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Andrew Steven Meagher, 38, Prestonsburg, KY (1983-2021)



2021-10-08 - Prestonsburg, KY - Photo courtesy Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
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Bloomington Chapel community prayer at Summit Manor Monday

By Gola Burton

The Monday night Community Prayer Service for Bloomington Chapel Church will be held at 6:30pmCT on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Summit Manor Nursing Columbia, 400 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY.

We ask that everyone meet in the back parking lot. Social distancing and mask are recommended.

We welcome everyone to join us.


2021-10-08 13:53:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Soccer: LWC Men ready to host undefeated Georgetown

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 14-ranked Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team looks to continue their unbeaten run of play in the Mid-South Conference when they host (RV) Georgetown (KY) Saturday evening. Kickoff is set for 7pmCT at Walter S. Reuling Stadium, 151 Holloway Drive, Columbia, KY.

The Blue Raiders (6-1-1, 5-0 MSC) enter Saturday's game after soundly defeating Thomas More (KY) 5-0 Wednesday night.


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2021-10-08 13:51:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Carol Perkins: The Good Dog

Previous Column: The Line

By Carol Perkins

I love dogs, but I also know that a dog is a dog, and I don't trust them. Therefore, when I see newborns and infants lying beside or cuddling with a dog, I flinch. Animals are unpredictable and no matter who says, "My dog won't hurt you," there is always a slight chance a trigger will set it off.

Recently, my brother brought his puppy when he visited my mom for a week and tethered him in the backyard. When I grew close to pet him, he was too animated, so I backed off. However, he reached my wrist, clamped his jaws tight, and left his mark. He was playing and didn't "aim" to hurt me, but he did. That's what bothers me about dogs and children.

Before I got my dog Fluffy, I answered an ad in the paper for a Maltese whose master was going into a nursing home.


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2021-10-08 13:49:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Soccer: LWC Women to host Georgetown on Saturday

By Christopher Webster

The No. 11-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team return home to battle Georgetown (KY) on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Kickoff is slated for 5pmCT at Walter S. Reuling Stadium, 151 Holloway Drive, Columbia, KY.

The Blue Raiders (6-2, 5-0 MSC) kept both their win streak and unbeaten conference record intact in their last match as they defeated Thomas More (KY) 4-1 on Wednesday evening.


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2021-10-08 11:34:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Andrew Steven Meagher, 38, Adair County, KY family (1983-2021)

Andrew Steven Meagher of Prestonsburg, KY passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in Pikeville, KY. His mother lives in the Green County edge of Adair and the family attends Columbia Christian Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11amCT on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9amCT until 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2021-10-08 11:29:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Helen Reece Kessler, 88, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2021)

Helen Reece Kessler of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was 88 years old.

A graveside service will be held at NoonET on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville, officiated by Ron Rafferty.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until NoonET on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-10-08 11:12:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Early closings for festival events: Farm Bureau South

Adair County Farm Bureau South Agency Manager Jason Corbin reminds us that his office just off the square on Burkesville Street will close at 1pmCT today to make room for the festival.

Downtown Days activities and food court will need the street all the way to the corner of Fortune. To contact the Agency after closing, click on their business logo on this homepage.


2021-10-08 10:40:47 | Comments | Printable version

Wee Miss Kentucky visits downtown Columbia

Karaline June Weddle, daughter of Kyle and Presley Weddle of Liberty, holds many titles for such a young girl - she has been chosen as Wee Miss United States Beauty Supreme, Wee Miss Kentucky Personality Supreme and Miss Petite Indiana.

She and her family, including grandparents and great grandparents, visited the Public Square in Columbia for Nanwood Market's coffee and Karaline also insisted on a visit to the fountain. She'd have preferred to jump right in but her family reminded her they were on their way to the Pumpkin Patch so she just enjoyed a few power splashes with her little hands.

Karaline's mom and grandmother both went to Lindsey Wilson College so maybe this tiny beauty queen will also be a LWC student in the future.


2021-10-08 08:38:54 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky Color: The Chase

By Billy Joe Fudge

Each day is an adventure,
Trophies to be pursued.
Each blink of the eye reveals,
A scene to be perused.

Soft morning sunlight sped past,
Warming Cane Valley knoll,
Coloring the sky ahead,
Marking the spot of gold.

The race was on as I sped
Rapidly through the Burg;
Chasing after the treasure
About which I had heard.

But the bow was far ahead-
And my chase had to end;
The pot was beyond the Green,
Somewhere in Lemon’s Bend!


2021-10-08 08:36:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Volleyball: LWC suffers four set loss to Campbellsville

By Kyle Jackson

Campbellsville, KY - In a tightly contested match the No. 16-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team (14-4, 7-2 MSC) lost the Battle of Highway 55 in four sets (22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 23-25) to rival Campbellsville University (16-4, 7-2 MSC) Thursday evening.


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2021-10-08 08:34:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 10/07/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 24,460 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.53% were unvaccinated.

Below are our area's COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/6/2021).

  • State - 61.00%
  • Taylor - 53.53%
  • Pulaski - 50.13%
  • Russell - 47.08%
  • Green - 42.15%
  • McCreary - 41.86%
  • Wayne - 41.78%
  • Cumberland - 41.58%
  • Clinton - 39.80%
  • Adair - 38.60%
  • Casey - 36.08%
Of today's 188 reported cases, 167 (89%) were unvaccinated and 31 of today's cases (16%) 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: 8.67%.


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2021-10-08 08:32:10 | Comments | Printable version

Slight chance of rain, otherwise fair weather for Downtown Days

It's currently 62F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Areas of fog may develop before 10amCT. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 78F and calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. There's a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 58F and calm wind. Patchy fog could return after 3amCT.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80F and light south wind.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 60F and calm wind.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83F and calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

Sunday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 60F.


2021-10-08 08:30:24 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 8, 2021

With death approaching,
sudden rejuvenescence
is not a good sign.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 8 October 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3678


2021-10-08 08:23:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 8 Oct 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, October 8, 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: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 12 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-10-08 08:22:30 | Comments | Printable version

Dorothy Jean Wethington Burress, 79, Elkhorn, KY

Dorothy Jean Wethington Burress, 79, of Elkhorn, Kentucky, daughter of the late Alphonsus Oshea (Fonce) Wethington and Flora Hardwick Wethington, was born in Casey County, Kentucky, on July 2, 1942, and departed this life Monday, October 4, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She professed her faith in Christ and attended Feathersburg First Church of God. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking and devoted her time to her family and friends.


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2021-10-08 07:30:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce updates

Due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, the indoor group meeting of the Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce will not be held this month.

The Christmas parade is still on track, plans are progressing in hopes it will be possible on December 4, 2021. Thanks to Angie Cowan for being the Parade chair.

To be involved in the parade, call the Chamber at 270-384-6020 or email coladair@duo-county.com

Squarecrows are going strong and spaces are still available, call the Chamber at 270-384-6020 or email coladair@duo-county.com.


2021-10-08 07:26:38 | Comments | Printable version

Neil Meece, 70, Casey County, KY (1950-2021)

Neil Meece, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at his home in Dunnville. He was 70.

Born on October 10, 1950, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Selby and Pauline Harris Meece. He was a night watchman for Tarter's and former truck driver for Tarter's and the Barry Davis Gate Shop. He was a jokester and enjoyed making people laugh. Neil was a US Army veteran.


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2021-10-08 07:24:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 8
Happy Anniversary, Barry and Tracy Stephens (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Boon & Anita Matney (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Caitlin & Jimmy Helm (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dustin & Jennfer Martin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Forrest & Ella Lee Wilson (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jared & Chelsea Conover (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip and Dana Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexander Kyle Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dona Depp Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Wayne Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Blaydes Martin (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes Shaw (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Lee Willis (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Hatcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Feyette Holmes (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Korey Hundley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lauren Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marketta Ann Lawless (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan McCalister (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammie Jo Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tanner Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Jane Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen Taylor, 83, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Taggart, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Carol Huff, Columbia, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Thomas Baldwin, Campbellsville, KY (1986-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Wade DeHart, Russell Springs, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lilburn Glyn Kelly, Greensburg, KY (1934-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul E. Bennett, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Wayne Humphrey, Burkesville, KY (1957-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Molen Corbin, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1953-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmy) Forsyth, Green Co., KY, Adair Co., KY, native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1925 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Goode, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Jo Davis, Green County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Dewey Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda C. Houston, Russell Springs, KY (1965-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Scott, 66 Burkesville, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Thomas York, 85, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Warriner Loy, Russell County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kerry Roger Jones, 61, Knifley, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Janes, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Mae Sullivan, 90, Glasgow, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Powell, 75, Louisville, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Sue Johnson Stratton Adair Co., kY native (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Earl Ray, Sr., 61, Green County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Aline Froedge Whitlow, 91, Metcalfe Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vera Delphine Shaw, 77, Burkesville, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Helen Haney, 91, Greensburg, KY (1929-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Waggener Richards, (d. May 12, 1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anthony (Craig) Byrd, 50, Russell Springs, KY (1970-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dallas Lee Miller, 74, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack David Catron, 59, Columbia, KY (1961-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jenna Rose Ferguson, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Sinclair, 84, Columbia, KY (1936-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lee John Rogers, 55, Adair County family (1964-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcus Scott Sheene, Casey Co., KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, October 8, 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:62273, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for James Russell McInteer, 87, Columbia, KY (1934-2021) | (ID:62296, Comment)
Annex Building closing for Downtown Days setup | (ID:62297, Comment)
Services for Alvin D. Giles, 84, Pellyton, KY (1937-2021) | (ID:62299, Comment)
4:30pmCTDowntown Days start on the Public Square at 4:30pmCT and continue tomorrow | (ID:62300, Comment)
Downtown Days 2021: Vendor Booths Open | (ID:62302, Comment)
5:00pmCTDowntown Days 2021: Kiddie Train Rides | (ID:62303, Comment)
6:00pmCTDowntown Days 2021: Cumberland Thunder - Gospel, on the Main Stage | (ID:62304, Comment)
Downtown Days 2021: Columbia Baptist Church Corn Hole Tournament, Public Square | (ID:62305, Comment)
7:00pmCTDowntown Days 2021: Hot Mic & Bright Lights Entertainment - Karaoke, Main Stage | (ID:62306, Comment)

 




























 
 
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