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Governor delivers budget address, calls for record investments

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday evening, January 13, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his budget address, calling on state lawmakers to make record investments to build a world-class education system, grow the jobs of the future and turn two years of progress into 20 years of prosperity.

"My budget is titled: 'Our Future Is Now.' Because now is when we must make bold investments," said Gov. Beshear. "Now is our chance to move our state forward: not right, not left, but forward."

A Responsible and Real Budget
Gov. Beshear noted the state is rapidly recovering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and saw record new private sector investments in 2021. The state's successes under the Governor's leadership have vaulted Kentucky's finances to a historic level, which has set the table for game-changing investments.

"Right now we don't have to choose - we are able to be fiscally responsible while making record investments in our people and in our future," said Gov. Beshear. "The investments that we make now will benefit many generations to come and forever change our commonwealth."

The state's budget strengths include:


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2022-01-13 21:47:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

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Columbia Police now have body cameras



2022-01-13 - Adair County, KY - Photo from City Hall, Columbia, KY.
Columbia Police Chief JR Murphy said officers in the department will be helped with the addition of body cameras. The City had made application through the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) grant program for a grant for body cameras. There are ten cameras, one for each unit. Chief Murphy says anyone with questions may feel free to ask any of the officers as they see them around town.

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Cox and Pendleton recognized at CU Nursing Program ceremony

By Gerard Flanagan

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's School of Nursing pinned nine nursing students during the Associate Degree Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony in December at Ransdell Chapel.

The ceremony recognized students who have completed the requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, including Kathleen Lee Cox and Brittany Nichole Pendleton of Columbia.

Both students received special awards during the ceremony. Kathleen Cox received the Award of Excellence, and Brittany Pendleton received the Clinical Excellence Award and the Academic Award.


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2022-01-13 19:34:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Mary Remmers Miller, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2022)

Mary Remmers Miller of Campbellsville passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022. She was 81 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amET on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Campbellsville Christian Church. Burial will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.

Visitation for the public is requested before the services from 10amET until 11amET on Saturday.


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2022-01-13 19:24:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

EDA agenda for Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 meeting

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority will hold a Board of Directors Meeting at 8amCT on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in the Chamber of Commerce basement meeting area at 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY.

Meeting Agenda:


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2022-01-13 16:06:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

CPD: Heroin Arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, Columbia Police Department officers responded to Fivestar on Jamestown Street after receiving a call of a male slumped over the wheel of a parked vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers also had EMS respond, and subject was brought to consciousness. After speaking with the male subject, it was determined he was under the influence. He was placed into custody, and found to be in possession of suspected narcotics.


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2022-01-13 12:34:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Wanda (Lucy Campbell) White, 55, Columbia, KY (1966-2022)

Wanda White, better known as Lucy Campbell, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 55 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewis Cemetery in the Chance community.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Saturday.


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2022-01-13 12:30:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Tic tac toe

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
A little tic tac toe in the heavenlies, anyone?
Comments re: Scenic Adair Co.: Blue sky therapy


2022-01-13 10:47:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Hubert G. Wright, 85, Summersville, KY (1936-2022)

Hubert G. Wright of Summersville passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at his home. He was 85 years old.

The funeral services for Hubert G. Wright will be conducted at 11amCT on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Kelvin Edwards and Bro. Greg Whitlow officiating. Burial will follow in the Aetna Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 7pmCT on Thursday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and will continue after 7amCT on Friday until time of the funeral service.


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2022-01-13 10:45:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Commissioner Quarles statement on the passing of Larry Forgy

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles issued the following statement upon learning about the passing of Larry Forgy:
"I'm saddened to learn about the passing of Larry Forgy, a pioneer in Kentucky Republican politics. To hear Larry deliver a speech was a real treat. He was one of the best off the cuff stump speakers I ever had the privilege of hearing, never hesitated to speak his mind, and served as an inspiration for many young conservatives growing up in Kentucky. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."


2022-01-13 10:41:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

CU January Bible Study explores Book of Psalms

By Gerard Flanagan

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's School of Theology has begun its January Bible Study. The study, titled "The Character of God," will explore the Book of Psalms.

According to Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology and professor of theology, the study "consists of selected Psalms and what each tells us about the character of God."

The study is being held at Good Hope Baptist Church, 8320 Saloma Road, Campbellsville, KY, from 5pmET to 6:15pmET each Sunday. Hurtgen leads the study.

"Everyone who loves God's word--or wants to learn more about God's word--is invited to attend!" Hurtgen said. "All you need to bring is a Bible."


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2022-01-13 10:40:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Early January Spring Growth

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By Mike Watson

There has been and may soon be more severe weather in our area. For a number of years, Ed and I would keep close watch on growth of Spring vegetation. Most years we could find some promise during the first half of January. Sometimes much later.

These two photos were taken Monday morning, January 10, 2022, in my back yard in Harrodsburg as I headed to Columbia for the work week.

Does this mean false Spring? Early Spring? Or that we may have our first blossoms of the year peeping through a bit of snow.

I keep watch for the first bloom to come forth.


2022-01-13 10:35:34 | Comments | Printable version

CU holds Cosmetology and Barbering pinning ceremony

By Scarlett Birge

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University held a pinning ceremony to recognize the achievement of over 331 graduates in the Cosmetology and Barbering programs recently in The Gheens Recital Hall.

Jason Roop, director of the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center, welcomed everyone to the ceremony and led the opening prayer.

"We are thoroughly invested in providing these certificate programs which allow you graduates to pursue the career that you love and are called to pursue," Roop said. "We are here to celebrate your accomplishments."

Amanda Roop, director of cosmetology and barbering/esthetics, and Kasey Childers Moss, administrative coordinator and instructor of cosmetology/barbering/esthetics, presented the pins to the graduates.

Daran Kennon, industrial education coordinator, gave the benediction.


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2022-01-13 10:26:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Richard (Ricky) Blythe, Sr., 68, Liberty, KY (1953-2022)

Richard "Ricky" Blythe, Sr., of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at his home. He was 68 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 11amET on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, with Bro. Reggie Tipton officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard.

There will be no visitation.


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2022-01-13 09:31:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Benningfield, 82, Taylor Co., KY native (1939-2022)

William Benningfield of Louisville, formerly of Campbellsville, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022. He was 82 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Jeff Newton. Burial will follow in the Benningfield Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 2pmET on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2022-01-13 09:28:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Linda Gentry, 73, Russell Springs, KY (1948-2022)

Linda Carroll Hicks Gentry of Russell Springs passed away at her home on January 11, 2022, following a long battle with multiple health issues. She was 73 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 4pmCT on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Beautiful Star Cemetery, 468 Breeding Road, Russell Springs, Kentucky, with Ada Lawson and Bro. Garrett Crawford officiating.

Friends and family are welcome after 2pmCT on Thursday, until time for services, in Beautiful Star Cemetery.


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2022-01-13 09:24:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: J.O.Y Ministries

Mary Bardin writes:
It makes me so happy to hear the amount of money raised by JOY ministriesI don't think the people of Adair County realize the many wonderful things these people do.

I work as case manager and see many people in need of food, clothing and shelter. I call Joy Ministry as I run across people at their lowest point, and often find Joy Ministry is already involved and willing to be a fabulous resource.

We never know when we may be a person in need of community resources. Many thanks to the people of JOY Ministries and also to the people that donate. --Mary Bardin
Comments re: JOY Ministries Christmas Campaign Raises $47,325!


2022-01-13 09:11:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Food Pantry at Trinity UMC on Sat, Jan 22, 2022

By Phyllis Burris
Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church will be having a "drive through" perishable food pantry for the elderly (65 and older) and the disabled (receiving a disability check) of Adair County on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:30amCT until 10:30amCT.

Sign-up will begin Thursday, January 13, 2022. To participate, you must call the church office at 270-384-3259 and speak to the secretary. Our office hours are 8amCT to 12:30pmCT, Monday through Friday. Please continue to call until you speak with someone. Even if you have been before, you must sign up each time.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY.


2022-01-13 09:08:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief January 12, 2022

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of today's 297 reported cases, 213 (72%) were unvaccinated and 65 of today's cases (22%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 27.39%


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2022-01-13 07:07:50 | Comments | Printable version

Partly sunny today, high 51F

It's currently 40F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Skies will be partly sunny today, with a high near 51F and south wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 30F and north wind around 6 mph.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 40F and north wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of snow after 1amCT. Expect an overnight low around 30F, with northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.


2022-01-13 07:04:45 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 13, 2022

Much fretting comes with
enforced inactivity
for head of household.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 13 January 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3775


2022-01-13 07:01:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 13 Jan 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, January 13, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 3 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 31 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 4 events Circuit Court. 5 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 8 events Circuit Court. 22 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


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


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 13
Happy Anniversary, Robbin and Beverly Redmon (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Shanklin Huffman (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bruce Wilson (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Della Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elayna Claire Popplewell (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Melton Scholl | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Lane Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fredia Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle P. Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leila Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Alan Jessie (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Harris (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Owens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Hamlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Burchett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley "Chandler" Staten (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wyatt Edward Franklin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Ben Spencer, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Robertson Blakeman, Green County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delena Jessie Mann, Columbia, KY(1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Henderson, 85, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy E. Melton, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Katherine Campbell Green Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer "Buddy" Hoosier, Jr.Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leola Sallee, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James W. Sears, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Caldwell, 56, Adair County, KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darril Streeval, Casey Co., KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.T. Cave, Adair County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Kessler, Portland, Adair Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Grider, 41, Russell County, KY, Adair native (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George B. Whitmore Jr., Casey Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Skyler Paije Lee Curry, 22, Green Co., KY (1993-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Albert Chandler Underwood, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer R. Halsell, 83, Russell County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Evelyn Christine Craft, 72, Burkesville, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Burnice Louise (Mama E.) Parker, 90, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Burchett, 55, Russell Co., KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pansy Dyer, 65, Cumberland County, KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Cook, 79, Adair County, KY/Russell County, KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherfield Thomas DeSpain, 76, Green County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Franklin Ardell Carper, Green County, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ricky Lee Roy, 49, Windsor, Casey Co., KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loenell Shipp, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Lois Rigney, 88, Adair County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Argle Coffee Meeks, 85, Windsor, KY (1936-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur Giles, 88, Adair Co., KY native (1933-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn M. Polston, 69, Jamestown, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clayton Compton (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollie Kinnett (1902) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Ella Collins, 82, Columbia, KY (1939-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00pmCTBasketball: ACHS Boys Freshmen Only vs. Campbellsville, John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:62717, Comment)

 





























 
 
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