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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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Confidence high for Thursday snowfall

From Kim Harwood, Executive Director
Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce


NWS Louisville, KY -- We wanted to update you all on the expected snowfall for Thursday as confidence continues to grow for an impactful early January snowfall, followed by some bitter cold.

Highlights:
-Temperatures are only expected to peak in the 20s and low 30s (SE KY) on Thursday, and precipitation type is expected to fall as all snow once it develops Thursday into Thursday evening.

-The best time for accumulations is expected to be in the afternoon and evening hours on Thursday.


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2022-01-04 22:33:09 | Comments | Printable version

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Debbie Gabbert, 68, Campbellsville, KY (1953-2021)



2022-01-04 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo courtesy Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
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Road closure: Bird Road, District 4, Adair

From Gale B. Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

Bird Road in District 4 of Adair County is temporarily closed at the 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 mile area due to a tile collapse. We will update as soon as the road is open.


2022-01-04 22:19:18 | Comments | Printable version

Application deadline to become a State Trooper extended

By Captain Paul Blanton

Frankfort, KY - On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced that the deadline to apply to become a state trooper and attend the next academy cadet class has been extended through Jan. 31.

"We are seeking individuals who want to be the difference in their community and our state," said Gov. Beshear. "I would encourage anyone who is dedicated and service-minded to take this challenge and apply to become a Kentucky State Trooper."

Individuals who apply and meet the qualifications as outlined on KSP's website will attend the 24-week training at the KSP Academy to become a Kentucky State Trooper. Upon graduation, new troopers will have the opportunity to "Pick Three" posts located throughout the commonwealth that they prefer to be assigned to.


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2022-01-04 18:10:35 | Comments | Printable version

Deborah (Debbie) K. Gabbert, 68, Campbellsville, KY (1953-2021)

Deborah "Debbie" K. Gabbert of Campbellsville passed away on December 30, 2021 at her home. She was 68 years old.

A graveside service will be held at 10amCT on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Haven Hill Cemetery, with burial to follow.

There will be no visitation.


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2022-01-04 18:02:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Margie Ree Dickson, 81, Columbia, KY (1940-2022)

Margie Ree Dickson of Columbia passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 at her son's residence. She was 81 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bobby Neal and Bro. Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Shirley-Dickson Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday after 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2022-01-04 17:58:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

David William Doss, 69, Columbia, KY (1952-2022)

David William Doss of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was 69 years old.

Mr. Doss chose cremation, and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.


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2022-01-04 17:54:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Camp SAFARI cancellation for Thursday, 1-6-22

By Pam Bivens

Due to expected inclement weather conditions, we are canceling Camp SAFARI at Adair County Elementary School for Thursday, January 6, 2022. Please make afternoon childcare arrangements for this day.


2022-01-04 17:14:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Walk About, Chapter Seven


Darlene Franklin-Campbell's new novel, Walk About, is being posted online chapter-by-chapter, for people to read for free. Previous Chapter: Walk About, Chapter Six, or start at the beginning: Walk About: Chapter One.

Chapter Seven

By Darlene Franklin-Campbell

Rosie walked through the department store, keeping her hands laid over her obviously pregnant stomach and grimacing in pain every few minutes. "Excuse me," she said, accidentally bumping into someone.

Out of the corner of her eye she saw Clyde, wearing cut-offs, a ball cap, a sweat shirt and a college backpack walk past her. Clyde, who looked a decade younger than she actually was, had entered as unnoticed as any college student would have.

"Time to go to work," Rosie whispered to herself, her heart pounding so hard that she looked to see if it was noticeable through her dress. Her sisters had said, "Act, but be yourself." How did a person act and still be herself? If she were being herself then it wouldn't be an act, would it? Oh, well, she had never had a baby but she had been with her friend, Shayla, when her baby was born, so she would pretend to be Shayla.

She waited until she was near the center of the store then squeezed the water bottle that was hidden up her dress. Water splashed onto the floor at her feet, splattering an elderly couple that was standing nearby.

"Oh, my water's broke!" She said loudly. "My water's broke. I think the baby's coming. Help me, somebody help me. Oh, oh!"


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2022-01-04 12:58:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

CPD: Activity Report for December 2021

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department's Activity Report for December 2021:
  • Calls for Service/Contacts 753
  • Citations 111
  • Motorist Assist 18
  • Escorts 21
  • Accidents Investigated 30
  • Injury Accidents 7
  • Incident Reports 7
  • Criminal Cases Opened 11


2022-01-04 12:55:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Football: Wright named LWC Offensive Coordinator

By Christopher Coombs

Matt Wright has been named Lindsey Wilson Football's Offensive Coordinator, head coach Phil Kleckler announced on Monday.

"I would first like to thank President Dr. William T. Luckey Jr., Executive Vice President Dean Adams, Athletics Director Willis Pooler, and Coach Kleckler for this opportunity as there has always been a special place in my heart for Lindsey Wilson College," Wright said. "This is where I got my start in college coaching and I have had the pleasure to learn from a lot of great coaches like Chris Oliver, Brian Foos, and Wes Satterfield over the past nine years of my career."

Wright is familiar with the Lindsey Wilson football program after having been a part of the staff for three seasons from 2014-16 as an assistant coach. His primary role with the team then was working with the tight ends as well as the strength and conditioning coach and an assistant recruiting coordinator.

He helped guide the Blue Raiders to three consecutive trips to the NAIA Football Championship Series (2014, 2015, 2016) behind offenses that put up more than 40 points per game. Wright coached then tight end and now LWC football assistant coach Emilio Gonzalez to first-team all-conference honors twice.


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2022-01-04 12:30:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Camp Casey cancellation for Thursday, Jan 6

By Dana Harmon

With the impending winter weather coming in on Thursday, we have decided to cancel Camp Casey on Thursday, January 6, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please make other afterschool childcare arrangements. If you have questions, please call or email Mrs. Dana.


2022-01-04 12:27:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Kudos to James Roberts

D.L.Campbell writes:

Kudos to James Roberts. Wondering if we could work out some kind of agreement with Pulaski County? With no innovation nothing will change! Just my thoughts.
Comments re: Letter: Recycling Center needs to be reopened


2022-01-04 09:25:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

James Roberts (J.R.) Bottoms, 73, Knifley, KY native (1948-2021)

James Roberts (J.R.) Bottoms of Brooks, KY, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, IN. He was 73 years old.

Funeral services will be private.

Visitation will be from 4pmET until 8pmET on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, 52 West Main St., Taylorsville, KY. Masks are required, and the family requests fist bumps instead of hugs and that visitors wear casual attire.


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2022-01-04 08:02:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 1/3/2022

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We are seeing a surge of cases, likely due to the Omicron variant that has been identified in the state. While it seems it is highly transmissible, vaccination is still the best strategy to protect yourself and your families from serious illness and possible hospitalization. If you have not yet received your vaccination, please consider getting it now. Also, remember that boosters are strongly recommended for everyone after 6 months.

Today is our highest reported daily total for the district since September 27. This is likely partly due to a backlog of reporting from the holidays, however, cases are definitely increasing.

Of today's 383 reported cases, 291 (76%) were unvaccinated and 57 of today's cases (15%) 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: 20.72%.


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2022-01-04 07:40:51 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny and windy today, high 48F

It's currently 21F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 48F. South wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 35F. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Wednesday should be partly sunny, with a high near 49F. West wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 24F and west wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2022-01-04 07:35:32 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 4, 2022

Doing unneeded,
means you have not forgotten
even when desired.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 4 January 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3766


2022-01-04 07:32:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 4 Jan 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 56 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 3 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 174 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-01-04 07:31:40 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 4
Happy anniversary, Dewey and Sue Rooks (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Glen and Kathy Hunt (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randall and Lois Richards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aaron Ballou | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ada Neat (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allie Brummett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ava Faith Froedge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Campbell (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cynthia Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David (Tootie) Wheat (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edwin VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Greg Burchett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Cockerham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Juanita Foley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lenny Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peg Schaeffer | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Robert Kell, Adair Co., KY (1954-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard Bardin, Jr., Adair Co., KY (1943-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence Brock,, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Gadberry, Adair Co., KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyndell Earl Bennett, 76, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. J.H. (Foots) Crawley, Cumberland Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mearl A. Turner, Green County, KY (1953-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Holmes Burton, Adair Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Kathryn (Shuffett) Steward, Taylor Co., KY (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lawrence (Rego) Holland, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Helm, 55, Adair County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deloris Jean Adams, Liberty, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bebe Fay Melton Daniel , Burkesville, KY, (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Jean Rogers, 61, Russell County, KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Thurman Ellis, 78, Dunnville, KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Lee Roy, 76, Dunnville, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karen Isbell, 68, Russell County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie G. Hughes Sr. , Casey County KY native (1947 - 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Willie Calhoun Shope, 84, Jefferson Co./Green native, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Parker (Harry) Anderson, 53, Burkesville, KY (1963-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Camilla L. LaFavers, 87, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Marie Akin Thompson, 88, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Kaye Shreve, Campbellsville, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jamison Andrew (Jamie) Wade, 27, Adair Co./Jefferson Co., KY (1991-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Allen Owsley Young, Cumberland Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aiden Cash Wright, infant, Green Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Russell, 77, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Desten Smith, 66, Campbellsville, KY (1955-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elder Joseph J. Pace, 62, Cumberland Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Houston (Gene) Henry, Green Co., KY (1939-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Mathews Gosser, 90, Liberty, KY (1931-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J. S. Emerson, 86, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laverne Kessler McKinney, 89, Green County, KY (1929-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Bloyd Nolley, Taylor County, KY (1940-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shearl Woodrum, 64, Casey Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wagretta Wesley Barber, 90, Casey Co. native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:62685, Comment)
6:00pmCTCity Council Meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62678, Comment)

 






























 
 
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