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Phillip Coffey - Absent of Frills

Absent of Frills by Phillip Coffey
Began making his appointed rounds in the Barber Shop Circuit
Speaking instinctively - his prose to all that would dare listen.
Just showed up to get his ears lowered - 'Breshnev' brows cut.
Some were amused, others aloft - some took up bass fishing.

No Shakespearean delivery - just a hick from the rolling hills of Kentucky.
But oh! the theatrics about mules, cats and various family members.
Tried to speak plainly though not with proper diction - absent of frills.
Up and jumped in Green River - swimming to Louisiana in polar conditions.


2022-01-07 22:16:39 | Comments | Printable version

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Five inches of snow



2022-01-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Officially we got five inches of snow in downtown Columbia Thursday and Thursday night, January 6, 2022.

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Farmers Market on the Square to meet January 20th

By Donna Jones

Time for the Farmers Market on the Square to be preparing for the upcoming season. There will be a meeting on January 20, 2022 at the Adair County Extension Office at 5pmCT.

This meeting is for anyone that is interested in becoming a member of the market as well as returning vendors, information needed for classes and certification to be a vendor will be announced. I urge you to attend if you are interested in the market, if you have questions please call 270-634-2125.


2022-01-07 19:13:17 | Comments | Printable version

Dr. Yolanda Michelle Weathers (1976-2022)

The Payne family of Adair County has experienced another sad family loss after having just lost Bro. Billy Payne last week.

Dr. Yolanda Michelle Weathers, 45, of Danville, passed away January 4, 2022. She was born June 27, 1976 to Bishop Larry, Sr. and Amanda Payne Weathers.

She is remembered as an excellent and celebrated educator, receiving numerous awards, certifications and accolades in her field. She was a math teacher at Bate Middle School and played a vital role in many student's lives.


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2022-01-07 19:01:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Edwin Bryant, 81, Columbia, KY (1940-2022)

William Edwin Bryant of Columbia passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was 81 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Richie Curtis, Bro. Darrin Blair and Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Monday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2022-01-07 16:08:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Norris Shawn McCawley, 50, Columbia, KY (1971-2022)

Norris Shawn McCawley of Columbia passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was 50 years old.

The family has chosen cremation, and a Celebration of Life will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the family farm located at 175 G. Stephens Road, Columbia, KY.


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2022-01-07 15:12:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KYTC: Nonessential driving still discouraged

By Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snow and ice crews are working for a second day to clear roadways left icy and snow covered when a powerful winter storm swept through the state on Thursday.

Skies will be sunny today, but temperatures will remain below freezing, so crews will add calcium chloride to salt to aid in deicing.

Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency Thursday and urged the public to refrain from all but essential driving. Anyone venturing out should remain alert for slick spots, dramatically reduce driving speed and stay out of the way of KYTC crews and emergency vehicles.

"Dry weather will greatly help us," Gov. Beshear said. "But water from melting ice today can freeze again when temperatures remain frigid. The best advice is to stay off the road. If a trip is essential, exercise extreme caution."


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2022-01-07 15:06:48 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD closing early on Friday

By Ashley Bennett

Due to inclement weather, Columbia Adair Utilities District, 109 Grant Ln, Columbia, KY, will be closing at 2:30pmCT on Friday, January 7, 2022.

If you have a water or sewer emergency you can contact our after hours number at 270-634-3285. If you need to pay your bill you can log on to our website at www.caud.net or you can call our automated number at 270-290-8020.


2022-01-07 15:04:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Senate bills on school councils, remote instruction move forward

By Nancy Royden, LRC

Frankfort, KY - With the first week of the 2022 Legislative Session almost over, two education bills related to school councils and remote instruction are advancing in the Kentucky Senate.

On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Education voted 9-1 to pass Senate Bill 1, which calls for local superintendents - rather than school councils - to determine educational curriculum for districts.

Superintendents would still need to consult with the principal and school council beforehand and provide a reasonable review and response period for stakeholders in accordance with local policy.

The committee also passed Senate Bill 25, which would provide up to 10 days of remote instruction per school for the 2021-2022 academic year. It would also temporarily revise retirement reemployment provisions until June 30. The legislation passed on a 10-0 vote.

Both measures now head to the full Senate for consideration.


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2022-01-07 14:43:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

City Hall closing early on Friday

By Tiffany Collins

City Hall will be closing at 1pmCT today, January 7, 2022.


2022-01-07 14:39:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Basketball: LWC to close out week against the Firehawks

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team looks to build off their win against Life (GA) last night as they cap off a two-game road trip with a game against Tennessee Southern on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Blue Raiders (9-6, 4-3 MSC) enter the match on a four-game win streak, all of which have been road games, after defeating the Running Eagles 68-52 last night. Senior forward Maleigha Oldham scored 20 points in the victory while the Blue Raiders remained perfect from the free throw line.

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team faces Tennessee Southern later on Saturday afternoon after suffering a tough defeat at the hands of Cumberland (TN) on Monday.

Tipoff for the women's team is scheduled for 2pmCT. Tipoff for the men's game will follow at 4pmCT. Live video and live stats will be available for both matches.


2022-01-07 13:21:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Tennis: Mendoza and Erazo to be LWC Interim Head Coaches

By Christopher Coombs

Gema Mendoza and Camilo Erazo have been tabbed to serve as the Lindsey Wilson Tennis Interim Head Coaches, athletics director Willis Pooler announced on Friday.

"Promoting Gema Mendoza and Camilo Erazo to the roles of interim head women's and men's tennis coach is a great short-term plan for our athletics department," Pooler said. "They are both very familiar with our tennis program and student-athletes. It will also allow our athletes to have a head coach that is focused specifically on their team. I look forward to working with them this spring and helping them lead successful programs."

The pair will split duties over the program with Erazo focusing on the men's side and Mendoza taking over the reins of the women's program. Erazo is a former LWC men's tennis student-athletes and Mendoza has served as an LWC tennis graduate assistant and has a strong collegiate tennis resume.


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2022-01-07 13:00:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Brandy Held's mini-Hereford brings back memories

By Michael Watson

Seeing cattle in the snow and bitter cold always takes me back to the mid-1970s winters. We still had beef cattle and my twice daily job was to bundle up, head to the barn and feed the cattle.

This morning, searching for a piece of history, I rediscovered this article from an old Adair County News, 6 November 1941, on "Youthful Stock Raisers". There are several names here that readers will remember:
Youthful Stock Raisers Exhibit Calves at Show:
Members of the 4-H, future Farmers and Utopia Clubs are showing calves at the Louisville 20th Annual Fat Cattle Show, which is now being held at the Bourbon Stock Yards. Eighteen calves, which will be sold at auction on Friday, were taken to Louisville on Tuesday. The following exhibited: John S. Collins, Glensfork; Frances Cumbaa, Montpelier; Ralph Reece, Montpelier; Bert Antle, Jr., Garlin; Kenneth Ballou, Garlin; Doris Browning, Columbia; Jean and Kathleen Dohoney, Columbia; Clyde and Carl Hutchison, Zion; Mary and Tommy Murrell, Columbia; and Shirley Glasgow, Milltown.
Comments re photo: Snow day


2022-01-07 12:57:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

New candidate filing deadline for 2022 Primary

Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer sends word that the filing deadline for candidates in the 2022 Primary Election has been extended from January 7, 2022, to January 25, 2022.

2022-01-07 11:55:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

This snow like those of my childhood

By Lanny Nunn

This snow is like what we used to have when we were children - 4 to 5 inches of good ole soft snow.

If makes me homesick wanting to be a child again; no responsibilities, just wanting to play all day and be with friends. No school, waxing your best sled, wrapping up in good warm clothes and up and down the hills until you just run out of energy.


2022-01-07 11:36:24 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Middle School SBDM Council meeting Tuesday

By Rodney Morgeson, Principal
Adair County Middle School

Adair County Middle School will have a SBDM Council meeting at 4pmCT on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in Room 137 of Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY.


2022-01-07 09:45:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

David A. Smith, 60, Russell Springs, KY (1961-2022)

David A. Smith of Russell Springs passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was 60 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2pmCT on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Glen Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11amCT on Sunday, until time for services.


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2022-01-07 09:43:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Snow Day hours at Betty's Country Cooking on Friday

Betty's Country Cooking will be having a Snow Day today. Hours today are 8amCT to 3pmCT, and the hot bar will be slightly smaller as well. Check out the menu in What's Cooking for today.

2022-01-07 09:37:15 | Comments | Printable version

ACPL Delayed Opening on Friday

By Aleina Milligan

The Adair County Public Library will be opening at 10amCT this morning due to road conditions. Anyone who decides to come in needs to use extreme caution. Our parking lot is slick!


2022-01-07 09:07:00 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Genealogy and History Research Center closed on Friday

By Mike Watson

The Adair Genealogy and History Research Center will be closed today, January 7, 2022, due to the inclement weather.


2022-01-07 09:03:24 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Delayed opening

By Ashley Bennett

Due to inclement weather, Columbia Adair Utilities District 109 Grant Ln., Columbia, KY, will open at 9:30amCT on January 7, 2021. If you have a water or sewer emergency you can contact our after hours number at 270-634-3285.


2022-01-07 09:02:23 | Comments | Printable version

Bob Roach, 82, Metcalfe County, KY (1939-2022)

Robert Garnett "Bob" Roach, 82, of Edmonton passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at his home in Edmonton. He was born February 20, 1939 to Olie and Marene Wilson Roach.

His hobbies included wood working and farming. Bob loved his family and always had a warm smile for anyone who came around him. He was retired from SCRTC in Glasgow after many years of service. He was a member of the Prices Creek Baptist Church where he enjoyed leading singing.


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2022-01-07 08:47:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Motorists are still advised to avoid travel Friday morning

The reports are the same on Friday morning from several transportation districts in central and southern Kentucky--motorists are still advised to avoid travel.

Crews are working hard to clear yesterday's snow, and nearly all area roads will still be covered or partially covered with slick and compacted snow, and possibly ice, until temperatures rise enough for road treatments to become effective.

In the meantime, emergency response and towing resources continue to be in high demand. Motorists are advised to avoid travel if possible. Motorists that have to be out should pack emergency supplies and adjust driving behavior by slowing down and leaving plenty of space between vehicles.

Remember not to call 911 or dispatch centers for travel conditions. State-wide road conditions are available at goky.ky.gov.


2022-01-07 07:28:15 | Comments | Printable version

Delayed opening for First and Farmers National Bank

By Marsha Bennett

First and Farmers National Bank will be opening 10amCT on Friday, January 7, 2022. We will keep you informed of any changes.



2022-01-07 07:13:58 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Extension Office Closed on Friday

By Tony Rose

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will be on an Emergency Closing schedule on Friday January 7, 2022. This will allow our staff to remain safe at home and allow roads crews to work easier without extra vehicles on the road.

If there is anything you need assistance with, please contact us by email:


2022-01-07 07:12:42 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny and cold on Friday, wind chill -1F

It's currently 11F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high only reaching near 24F. Wind chill values will be as low as -1F, with west wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 11F and calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight.

Saturday will be Sunny. Wind chill values could still be as low as 9F early on Saturday, with south wind 5 to 8 mph, but it will eventually be much warmer, with a high near 47F.

Saturday night will bring a 90 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. The low will be around 37F. South wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Showers will continue on Sunday. The high will be near 51F, with south wind 7 to 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Sunday night will bring a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow showers between 10pm and midnight. It will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 22F.


2022-01-07 07:10:29 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 7, 2022

Some confrontations
are so inconceivable
they leave one speechless.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 7 January 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3769


2022-01-07 07:09:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 7 Jan 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, January 7, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 9 events Circuit Court. No 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: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 7 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-01-07 07:03:39 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 7
Happy Anniversary, James E. and Patricia Bennett (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Cash | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clarence Steve Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colby Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Collin Curry (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Coenen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Felicia Morgan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Franklin (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Feese. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kara Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krishana Lynne Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melinda Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim L. Baker (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George William Beard, Adair Co., KY (1929-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steller Reliford, Adair County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Snow Hadley, 88, Adair Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William J. (Bill) Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas White, 94, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maurice Atchley, 74, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Groce Riddle, 76, Summer Shade, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rondal Dale (Ronnie) Walker, 62, Glasgow, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Veston Stephens, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Trammell, 82, Waynesburg, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dellar (Loy) Cheatham, 93, Adair Co., KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy F. Hawkins, 59, Russell County, KY (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Conway Bledsoe, 83, Adair County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Tubb) Gaskins, 58, Russell County, KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Shanklin, 84, Casey County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jean Cash, 72, Adair Co., KY native (1949-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Shipp Druien, Taylor County, KY (1932 - 2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence (P.I.) Fair, Casey County, KY (1933-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darien McKenzie, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Brown, Hustonville, KY (1922-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmon Bryant (1856-1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert Stephens, 83, Russell County, KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carman McElroy, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry James Smith, 76, Greensburg, KY (1945-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Marie Grimsley, Russell Springs, KY (2011-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shillard (Jack) Dunbar, 82, Nancy, KY (1931-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Lou Houk Armstrong, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tina Roberts, Adair County, KY (2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wynell M. Coomer, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTNew candidate filing deadline for 2022 Primary is January 25
Last day to file to be a candidate for 2022 Primary
By 4pmCT in the Office of Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer, 424 Public Square, Ste3, Columbia KY 42728.
| (ID:62568, Comment)
8:00amCTNTI day in Adair Schools due to weather - | (ID:62739, Comment)
10:00amCTAnnex offices open on 2-hour delay | (ID:62744, Comment)
NoonCTFirst and Farmers National closing at 3. Saturday will be regular hours at Russell Road Branch | (ID:62746, Comment)
5:30pmCTBasketball: ACHS Girls Varsity/JV vs. North Hardin, John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:62708, Comment)

 





























 
 
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