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Christmas Parade in Russell Springs is Saturday

The City of Russell Springs traditional Christmas Parade will be held on Main Street Saturday, November 27, 2021 with music, floats, performances, and more.

Entry fee is $25. The parade will begin at 5pmCT with the theme, "I'll be home for Christmas".

2021-11-24 21:45:17 | Comments | Printable version

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Celebrating the new location for Synergy Food Group

2021-11-24 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Vicky Pike of Miss Vicky's Pampered Angus Ranch.
Gathering for a photo with those celebrating the City's acquisition of the Majestic Yacht property are from left: Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan, Adair Circuit Clerk Dennis Loy, UCB President Matt Loy, LCADD Executive Director Waylon Wright, Columbia City Council member Roberts Flowers, Representative Sarge Pollock, Mayor Pamela Hoots, Congressman James Comer, and City Council Members Craig Dean, Sharon Payne, and Linda Waggener.

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CPD: Cram the Cruiser on Mon 6 Dec 2021

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Dollar General Store on Jamestown Street is participating in "Cram the Cruiser" this year with The Columbia Police Department.

On Monday December 6, 2021, you are encouraged to drop off either a toy or non-perishable food items to Dollar General, 1450 Hwy 55 South Rd, Columbia, KY, from 8amCT to 2pmCT on Monday, December 6, and leave your donations inside a parked cruiser left by The Columbia Police Department.

2021-11-24 13:34:15 | Comments | Printable version

Leonard Howard (Peck) Reliford, 91, Columbia, KY (1930-2021)

Leonard Howard "Peck" Reliford of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Taylor County Hospital. He was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Friday, November 26, from 9amCT until time for the service at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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2021-11-24 13:04:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Thanksgiving Closing schedule for County Offices

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Judge Executive's Office, Adair County Road Department, and Green River Animal Shelter will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021 to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and all of her staff wish everyone a Safe, Happy, and Healthy Thanksgiving!

2021-11-24 11:33:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

KY379 in Cumberland Co. to be temporarily closed Tue 30 Nov

By Amber Hale

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that crews will temporarily close KY 379 in Cumberland County on Tuesday, Nov. 30, as work takes place to set bridge beams over Big Willis Creek (mile point 3.3).

The roadway will be closed starting at 7amCT and will reopen to the current one lane diversion at approximately 5pmCT.

This bridge is part of the Bridging Kentucky program. Bridging Kentucky is a program to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth's bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical structures throughout the state. More information on Bridging Kentucky is available at

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2021-11-24 11:11:17 | Comments | Printable version

Free Thanksgiving Day meal in Greensburg

A free Thanksgiving dinner is available in Green County Thursday, November 25, 2021.

It is being held at the American Legion Park in Greensburg, KY and begins at 1pmCT. For transportation or more information call 279-405-0551.

2021-11-24 10:44:36 | Comments | Printable version

Synergy Food Group welcomed to Columbia location

By Linda Waggener

Recognizing opportunities and writing grant applications are works that can drive persons to drink with all the minute details involved in the long process.

However, when things finally comes into clear focus, final paperwork is accepted and the grant is won, the result is so very, very sweet.

That's the feeling that pervaded among the 50 or so smiling attendees at Tuesdays ceremony announcing the CDBG grant, through the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, which has allowed the City of Columbia, under the leadership of Mayor Pam Hoots, to become owner of the Majestic Yacht property.

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2021-11-24 10:32:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

KSP offering Black Friday Sale on Trooper Teddy Bears

By Captain Paul Blanton

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) will host their annual Black Friday sale to raise funds for the Trooper Teddy Bear program, which is designed to develop trust between law enforcement and children. The bears will go on sale at at 8amET on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. Bears will be $15, through midnight on Friday, November 26.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the outreach program, allowing troopers to provide teddy bears to children who have been in traumatic situations such as car crashes, child sexual abuse cases or dealing with a terminal illness.

"As a trooper, it tugs at your heart to see a child visibly upset and shaken," says KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. "These children are often innocent victims of a crime and giving a bear to them provides comfort while building much needed trust."

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2021-11-24 09:06:42 | Comments | Printable version

Video: Thank You First Responders from ACPC students

A video made by students at ACPC to say thank you to first responders, made as part of the recent Donuts and Donations project.

2021-11-24 09:03:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Remember fire safety during family celebrations

By Sherelle Roberts-Pierre

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction Division of Fire Prevention is urging Kentuckians to stay fire-safe on the most dangerous cooking day of the year--Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day is the #1 day for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In 2020, more than 1,600 home cooking fires occurred on the holiday. Here are a few safety tips to keep your home from becoming a statistic:

Cook with Caution
  • Don't cook and drink. If you have consumed alcohol, don't use the stove or stovetop.
  • Don't cook if you are sleepy.
  • Stay in the kitchen. If you leave the kitchen even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Use a timer, so you do not forget that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop, including oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, curtains and even the sleeves of your clothing.
  • Keep children at least three feet away from the stove or cooking surfaces.

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2021-11-24 08:50:44 | Comments | Printable version

Retired Teachers meeting, Tue December 7

By Mark Fudge

The Adair County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10amCT on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, in the Columbia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Greensburg St, Columbia, KY. During the meeting retired educators will be updated on the most recent legislative information impacting the retired teachers of Adair County.

Individuals can pay their $10 annual dues.

A collection of non-perishable food items for Adair County food pantry's will be received. Retired teachers from other counties and states are welcome to attend.

2021-11-24 08:40:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 11/23/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no local reports available on Thursday or Friday this week. LCDHD staff will continue working positive cases and reports will resume on Monday, November 29.

Of today's 145 reported cases, 119 (82%) were unvaccinated and 49 of today's cases (34%) 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: 6.77%.

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2021-11-24 08:34:38 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny Wednesday, high 56F, rain on Thursday

It's currently 30F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 56F and light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of showers after 3amCT. The overnight low will be around 39F, with south wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thanksgiving Day will be rainy, with a 90 percent chance of showers and a high near 49F. South wind 8 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Thursday night will be cloudy, with a chance of drizzle before midnight, and an overnight low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with a high near 41F and northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 25F.

2021-11-24 08:33:37 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 24, 2021

Who should be happy
does not pace up and down room
instead of sleeping.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 24 November 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3725

2021-11-24 08:29:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 24 Nov 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 37 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 9 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 101 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: 17 events Circuit Court. 16 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 119 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2021-11-24 08:29:02 | Comments | Printable version

Letters to Santa welcome at Metcalfe Public Library

Santa has set up a North Pole Mail Station at the Metcalfe County Public Library in Edmonton.

Now until December 10th, children of all ages can fill out an official Letter to Santa form and return it to our North Pole Mailbox. Forms may be picked up at the library or printed from our website at:

Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa himself via the North Pole Express (a.k.a. U.S. Postal Service).

2021-11-24 08:26:23 | Comments | Printable version

LWC students enjoyed tour of downtown Columbia

Mrs. Melissa Arnold Took her Lindsey Wilson College P-5 Social Studies class on a field trip around Columbia on a beautiful fall day last week. They began the tour with volunteer Mary Anne Loy for a look inside the historic Trabue Russell House on Jamestown Street.

They enjoyed a downtown walking tour with Mike Watson.

Students from her class shared these observations:

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2021-11-24 08:14:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Kathy Jo Powell, 62, Adair County, KY (1959-2021)

Kathy Jo Powell, 62, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville.

She was born January 11, 1959, in Clarksville, Indiana, to the late Robert and Jo Ann Orman Galloway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Dale Powell on January 22, 2021, a son, Zach Powell and her step-father, Ted Fowler.

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2021-11-24 08:06:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 24
Happy Birthday, Amanda Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley McGaha Froedge (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Ray Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krissy Thomas (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lesa VanArsdale Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lukas Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mariah Lynne Melson (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Bell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Presley Gaskin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Lucas, Russell County, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irma Martin, Yosemite, KY (1959-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Junior Vibbert, Cumberland County, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitchell Castillo, Jr., Campbellsville, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Smith, Bridgeview, IL (1934-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) England, Metcalfe County native (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gleason Finn, Adair Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rosetta Allene Vaughn, Cumberland Co., KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Ryan Pruitt, Burkesville, KY (1982 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Stotts, Adair County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollan Cannon, Casey Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Norris, Adair County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandy Roberts Coffey, Russell Springs, KY (1977-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Margie Mae Henderson Caven, Green Co., KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie Graham, Sr., Taylor County, KY, (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Goody) Patterson, Green Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Robert B. Oldham, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Glenn Emerson, 77, Casey Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Earlene Dunbar, 88, Russell Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Roy, Russell Co./Adair Co., KY native (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Drusilla Williams Booher, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Becky Warriner, 73, Russell County, KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Lourene Garrett Syra, 87, Metcalfe Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Dean Garner, 53, Russell County, KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buford (Butch) Abell, Bradfordsville, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gloria Marcine Garrison, Cane Valley, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Blake Burris Martin, 34, Columbia, KY (1986-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Wood Bagby, 85, Louisville, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry R. Brown, 57, Jamestown, KY (1964-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessica Anne Burton, 39, Columbia, KY (1982-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kristina Louise Sult, 49, Knifley, KY (1971-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marion Francine Fortenberry, 54, Jamestown, KY (1965-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelmer Crawhorn, 92, Columbia, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTThanksgiving Break
No school in Adair County today. | (ID:62435, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Russell McGaha, 90, Columbia, KY (1931-2021) | (ID:62524, Comment)


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