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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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Awards presented at 2022 Chamber banquet

There were lots of smiles when area business families who hadn't been able to get together in three years because of the COVID-19 Pandemic gathered for the 2022 annual Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday evening at Lindsey Wilson College.

This was the first Chamber meeting in Cranmer Dining Center in those three years and it is hoped to be the first of many to come. In years past the meetings were held at lunchtime so members could enjoy a meal, business meeting, and get right back to work. The wide array of food choices from meats, vegetables and breads, to the expansive salad and dessert bars, have been missed.

Singer/Songwriter Michael Webb, son of Dr. George and Elizabeth Webb, was the guest speaker. Before his musical presentation, he shared about his life growing up in Columbia and memories of many who influenced him toward a lifetime career in the music world. (His story will be printed separately from this report.)


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2022-06-15 23:02:09 | Comments | Printable version

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Travel: Family trip west



2022-06-15 - Idaho - Photo by Tammy Bryant.
Crossing into Idaho. Left to right Wesley, Amanda, Landree, Landon Bryant then JR, Bethany, Milly, and Connor Thompson, then Tammy and Wayne Bryant, on their trip out west this week.

Paired photo: Travel: Snow-capped Grand Tetons

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Charles Lee Sneed, 76, Taylor County, KY (1945-2022)

Charles Lee Sneed, 76, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, son of the late Leonard Sneed and Nellie Fisher Sneed, was born August 9th, 1945, in New Albany, IN, and departed this life on Monday, June 13th, 2022, at Taylor Regional Hospital.

He professed his faith in Christ and was of Baptist faith. Charles was employed as a butcher for 25 plus years at Wise Meat Factory Company.


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2022-06-15 22:32:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Donald Ray Sanders, 70, Casey County, KY (1952-2022)

Donald Ray Sanders, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022. He was 70.

Born on May 2, 1952, in Lebanon, Kentucky, he was a son of Wanda Johnson Sanders and the late Herman Sanders. He was a former drywall contractor. Donald Ray enjoyed working on and riding Harley Davidsons. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.


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2022-06-15 22:28:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Flamingo Flocking: Have Some Summer Fun with ISP

By Anna Grace Peterson

The International Student Programs (ISP) and United Nations Club (UNC) of Lindsey Wilson College are proud and excited to announce our first-ever Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser.

ISP is working hard to raise funds to continue providing wonderful opportunities to LWC students and the surrounding community (such as the fantastic International Marketplace!). Therefore, we are seeking participation from the local community to enjoy the summer fun while also supporting our International Student Program and United Nations Club.

This year, from June 21, 2022, through July 1, 2022, Flamingo Wranglers (members from our ISP team) will be accepting donations of a minimum of $20.00 USD to place 20+ plastic pink flamingos on your colleagues', friends', or family members' front yards.


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2022-06-15 17:36:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

CBC Christmas in July packing event

From Mark Fudge

Our Operation Christmas Child Christmas in July packing party is just around the corner. We will pack boxes at 5:30pmCT on Sunday evening, July 17, 2022. We will dedicate our boxes during service on Sunday morning, July 24, 2022.

We will also have a meal following Sunday School services on July 24 to help raise money for postage. We hope to pack 250 shoe box gifts during Christmas in July. Our church goal is 600 boxes in 2022, while our goal for postage is $6,000.

Items needed include: school supplies, tooth brushes, soap, wash clothes, sunglasses, tennis balls, coloring pages, crayons or coloring pencils, flip flops, toys, and small plastic bowls or cups.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these items or making a monetary donation call the church office at 270-384-3176 or contact Mark Fudge at 270-634-2919.


2022-06-15 16:04:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Darrell Glenn (Doggie) Wethington, 68, Casey County, KY

Darrell Glenn "Doggie" Wethington, age 68, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Tuesday June 14th, 2022, at the Russell County Hospital. He was born May 20th, 1954, in Lebanon, KY, a son of the late James Darrell Wethington and Lorene Allen.

He was a former employee of Tarter Industries where he was a forklift driver, he was the former owner of Wethington Concrete.


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2022-06-15 15:58:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Members of KY Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee named

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - Following up on his announcement in late April, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday announced the members of the Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee that will help advise him on providing access to medical cannabis for Kentuckians suffering from chronic pain and other medical conditions.

Through an executive order, the Governor named 17 initial members, who have relevant experience in health care, treatment of opioid use disorder and other diseases of addiction, law enforcement, criminal justice and advocacy for medical cannabis. The committee will soon travel the state and listen to Kentuckians' views on medical cannabis and provide that feedback to the Governor.

The Governor also announced the launch of a new website where Kentuckians can learn more about the upcoming work of the advisory committee and submit their own feedback. The website is medicalcannabis.ky.gov.

"Polling suggests 90% of Kentucky adults support legalizing medical cannabis, while at the same time, far too many in our state who could benefit from it are suffering. It is simply time that something more is done," said Gov. Beshear. "I want to make sure every voice is heard as I am weighing executive action that could provide access to medical cannabis in the commonwealth."


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Mary Ellen Lee, 90, Columbia, KY (1931-2022)

Mary Ellen (Mann) Lee of Columbia died on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Liberty Care Center in Liberty, KY. She was 90 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Michael Tanksley officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

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


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2022-06-15 12:29:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Columbia lands $50K T-Mobile Hometown Grant for Fair arena

From Lyssa Hansen

Today, T-Mobile has announced Columbia as one of the 25 small towns winning Hometown Grants to jumpstart vital community development projects. The $50,000 grant will go towards building a multi-use arena on the Adair County Fairgrounds to host community and student 4H agricultural education events.

"We are extremely excited for the prospect of development that this grant from T-Mobile brings to the local Adair County Fair Association," said Mayor Pam Hoots.


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2022-06-15 12:26:59 | Comments | Printable version

ACES School-Based Decision Making Council meeting

By Sommer Brown, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School's School-Based Decision Making Council will be holding a special-called regular meeting at 4pmCT tomorrow, Thursday, June 16, 2022. The meeting will be held in the conference room of ACES, 870 Indian Dr., Columbia, KY.

The special purpose of the meeting is to have consultation regarding teacher vacancies. The meeting is open to the public.


2022-06-15 12:18:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Athletics entering a new day in Adair Schools

By Linda Waggener

In a special announcement by Superintendent Pamela Stephens and ACHS Principal Chad Parnell Tuesday, the School District has a new Athletic Director - Craig Biggs - a native of Adair County who brings "years of experience and a heart for home to the job."

Dr. Stephens said she and the group who interviewed candidates for the position and ultimately selected Craig are very excited to see this "former ACHS Indian" put his vast experience to work in the interest of students. His duties in the new job begin in Columbia on July 5, 2022.


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2022-06-15 11:21:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Remembering Junior B.

Scott Spires writes:
Good bye Daddy, my dearest friend. I will see you in Heaven.
Junior B. Spires, Jr, 89, Knifley, KY native (1932-2022)


2022-06-15 10:46:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Clarence Elvin George, 82, Russell County, KY (1940-2022)

Clarence Elvin George, age 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, June 13 2022 at Fairoaks Nursing Home.

He was born on Saturday, March 16 1940, in Russell Springs, KY.


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2022-06-15 09:35:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Basically Blessed to hold a Basket Bingo event

By Kimberly Barbee

Basically Blessed Soup Kitchen in Campbellsville will be holding a Basket Bingo event at 5pmCT/6pmET on Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Community Center (beside 3Trees church), 1425 Old Hodgenville Rd., Campbellsville, KY. Come join us for a fun evening!

Play for themed baskets such as a grilling basket, spa basket, patriotic basket, summertime basket, etc.! Door prizes will be given and a 50/50 raffle will take place. Our grand prize is worth over $200 in gift cards/gift certificates, and merchandise from local merchants. A concession stand will be available.

All proceeds benefit Basically Blessed Soup Kitchen, where we are currently serving over 600 meals a week! Note: no pull tabs. Players must be 18 or older. License No. EXE0002709


2022-06-15 09:14:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 15, 2022

One is fond of friend
who represents all the sins
one fails to commit.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 15 June 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3928


2022-06-15 09:08:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 15 Jun 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 79 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 1 event Circuit Court. 56 events District Court.
  • Green County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 55 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 121 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-06-15 09:07:52 | Comments | Printable version

Russell County proclaims Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By Morgan Loy

Purple, historically, is a color associated with society's most influential individuals. Its notable rarity in nature lends the color its status as something that symbolizes wisdom and devotion.

Purple also shares another relation more connected to the previously mentioned than what first meets the eye, Elder Abuse Awareness.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 15
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Mitzi Burton (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, BJ and Tasha Huff (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Brandy and Brent Thompson (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kenny and Heather Kirby (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Lee McKinley (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeannette Montgomery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Breeding (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kami Pike (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margaret Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary L. Davis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Richard | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Sherrill McBeath, Russell Co. native (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle "Tutor" Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia (Ginny) Willoughby, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Henry Hall, 80, Greensburg, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herschel T. Compton, 83, Adair Co., KY native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell Shipp, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherry Kay Long, 46, Cumberland Co., KY (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula May Smiley, Adair County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry L. Burton, Campbellsville, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Cozetta Pierce Snow, Green County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corrine Cobb Williams, Taylor County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, LaRita Nueman, Taylor County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Ernest Mitchum, Glensfork, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy G. Mings, Taylor Co., 1947-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fred Arms, Russell County, KY (1918-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Wayne Jones, Greensburg, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Adrin Lee Shelton, Alvaton, KY formerly of Green County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Roberts Hall, Taylor County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tyler Jordan Wilson, 25, Russell Co., KY/Taylor Co. KY native (1991-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Daniel (J.D.) Long, Sr., Adair Co., KY; Green Co. native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alicia Irwin, 59, LeGrande, Center, & Campbellsville, Kentucky (d. 18 Jul 2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Pettyjohn, Liberty, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Montgomery, 79, Adair County, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jim Garnett Burris, 90, Taylor County, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diane (Tootie) Furkin, 63, Dunnville, KY (1957-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Gary Ervin, 69, Green County, KY (1950-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Ernest Smith, 85, Liberty, KY (1931-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katharina Jagielka Kania (1875-1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ann Durham Kelly, 63, Green County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Benningfield, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ollie Opal McKenzie, 93, Edmonton, KY (1927-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Bagby, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ross Whitehouse, 82, Green County, KY (1936-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Carol Thompson Polley, 74, Glasgow, KY (1942-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:30amCTSummer Reading: Kids On The Block Puppets at ACPC | (ID:63200, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Nellie Karnes, 95, Columbia, KY (1926-2022) | (ID:63286, Comment)
2:00pmCTSummer Reading: Lap Sit Reading at ACPL | (ID:63205, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices for William Gene (Billy) Spoon, 75, Columbia, KY (1947-2022) | (ID:63273, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Russell Heights Baptist Church | (ID:63259, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Hope SBC Vacation Bible School | (ID:63249, Comment)
Tent Revival at The Garden Church | (ID:63279, Comment)

 






























 
 
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