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Friday, June 17, 2022
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Kentucky Proud invites Kentuckians to local farmers' markets

From Kirk Hilbrecht

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Proud, the state's official agricultural marketing program, invites all Kentuckians to meet "where the best of Kentucky comes together" at Kentucky's farmers' markets.

"Summertime in Kentucky means farmers' markets are in full swing across the state," said Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles. "Consumers want the freshest and healthiest foods available and that's exactly what you can find at any of 3,000 vendors in the 170 farmers' markets throughout 112 Kentucky counties. Farmer's markets truly are 'where the best of Kentucky comes together.'"

Kentucky farmers' markets not only bring consumers the freshest foods available, they also connect the consumer with the farmers who grow and raise their food. Farm-fresh produce, meats, eggs, and much more is available at Kentucky Proud farmers' markets across the commonwealth.


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2022-06-17 11:32:44 | Comments | Printable version

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Memorial Day arrangements scattered in storm



2022-06-17 - Adair County, KY - Photo by James Roberts.
Many flower arrangements were blown off headstones in the strong storm Friday morning. Families might want to check on them.

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Danielle Hines is 9th grade winner of Essay Contest

From Michon Lindstrom

Frankfort, KY - Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced the winners of his 2021-2022 statewide essay and slogan contest. Students in grades 9-12 were asked to write an essay on what changes Kentucky should make to improve civic education and literacy. The winners are:
  • 9th grader Danielle Hines of Casey County High School.
  • 10th grader Trey Jackson of South Laurel High School.
  • 11th grader Timothy Jenkins of Owen County High School
  • 12th grader William Bryant of Breathitt County High School


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2022-06-17 11:30:04 | Comments | Printable version

Vacation Bible School at Purdy Separate Baptist Church

From Debbie Cowan

Purdy Separate Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 6pmCT to 8pmCT nightly. A meal will be provided as well as classes, crafts and games. All are welcome and invited.

Purdy Separate Baptist Church is located at 8004 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.


2022-06-17 10:14:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Video: Genealogy and History Research Center: Collections Part 2


In this video, Phil Hanna talks about the Obituary Collection that can be found at the Genealogy and History Center as well as "Find A Grave".

See also: Genealogy and History Research Center: Collections Part 1


2022-06-17 10:11:46 | Comments | Printable version

Theresa Sapp Goodin, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1935-2022)

Theresa Sapp Goodin of Campbellsville died at 9:12 P.M., Monday, June 13, 2022 in Somerset. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonET on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Deacon Dennis May. Burial will follow in Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until NoonET on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2022-06-17 08:20:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

John Douglas Wagster, 71, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2022)

John Douglas Wagster of Royal Oak, Michigan, and formerly of Campbellsville, departed this earthly life on June 10, 2022. He was 71 years old.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, 320 W 7th St, Royal Oak, MI. Visitation will be at 10amET, a Service at 11amET, and there will be a lunch to follow.


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2022-06-17 08:16:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jennifer Kaye Benningfield, 35, Campbellsville, KY (1987-2022)

Jennifer Kaye Benningfield of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Louisville. She was 35 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Robert Morris and Rev. Paul J. Dicken. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 1pmET on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2022-06-17 08:10:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Spenser (Ru) Chea, 3, Campbellsville, KY (2019-2022)

Spenser "Ru" Chea of Lexington, formerly of Campbellsville, died at 5:18 P.M., Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Campbellsville. He was 3 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, officiated by Bro. Ron Blair.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2022-06-17 08:07:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY EWDC releases May 2022 Unemployment Report

From Mike Clark/Gabe Tomlin

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary May 2022 unemployment rate was 3.8%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary May 2022 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 3.9% reported in April 2022 and down 0.9 percentage points from the 4.7% recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for May 2022 was 3.6%, which was unchanged from April 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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Michael Webb rocks the house at Chamber banquet

Many peers and mentors included Danny Bailey, Steve Wheeler, Larry Dudley, Bobby Coffey, Todd Ballou, Doug Neal, John Sandusky, Martin Russell, David Murrell, Carl Johnson, Ray Martin, the ACHS Band, and piano teacher Sharon Harris...

By Linda Waggener


Singer/Songwriter Michael Webb rocked the house and demonstrated his musical talent as guest entertainer at the annual Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday evening at Lindsey Wilson College.

His singing, and playing on three different instruments, was really well received. Sandy Simpson noted, "I felt like I'd been home as he spoke of so many local names he'd worked with along his music career."


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2022-06-17 07:57:16 | Comments | Printable version

Family business history of Don Franklin Ford

The 2022 Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, Don Franklin Ford, was introduced by grandson of the founder, Eddie Franklin, Jr., who said, "We consider our dealerships a team and we all work together to provide our customers with the best service around."

By Eddie Franklin, Jr.


My grandparents, Don and Barbara Franklin, started this business in 1968 as Don's Auto Sales. He went on to buy the Ford dealership from the Flowers family in 1981.

The Don Franklin Auto group now has expanded to 24 rooftop dealerships along with body shops, parts and service centers and reconditioning centers. First and foremost, we have God to thank for these blessings that we've enjoyed. We also have the city of Columbia and Adair County to thank for supporting us for 54 years now.


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2022-06-17 07:48:04 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Father's Day

Previous Column: A Playmate for Carol

By Carol Perkins

As Father's Day approaches, we naturally think of our own. Those who have passed away are forever in our hearts. My dad died of a heart attack in 1977 at the age of sixty-two. At the time, I didn't appreciate how young he was. Only when I reached that age did I grasp how short his life was. I have so many memories, of course, but I can't help but think about what he has missed. Of his seven grandchildren, he lived to see two of them: my children, Carla and Jon. Carla has memories, but Jon was only four.

My dad would have embraced the computer age. He was a technical man and knew the workings of a TV from console to picture tubes. Back then, TVs were connectors and tubes. He was a TV repairman and sold television sets. He installed the first cable tower in Edmonton. When I made the mistake of asking him how a TV worked, he went into detail and not one word did I understand.

I often think of his music.


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2022-06-17 07:42:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

7-County Area Courts for Fri 17 Jun 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, June 17, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No 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. 16 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-06-17 07:39:08 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 17, 2022

False tone of the voice
made the passion unreal,
dialogue lifeless.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 17 June 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3930


2022-06-17 07:36:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 17
Happy Anniversary, Bruce and Patsy Wilson (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe and Anita Vanarsdale (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Roy and Gail Ingram (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Richards (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Elizabeth Coffey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Lawson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Hope Cowan (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaylyn Bailey (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer (Kermeen) Griebenow | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Luttrell (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jobe Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johannah Upchurch (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, June Doss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Ausmun, Creelsboro, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldred Wray, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Stephens, Russell County, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Blount, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Debbie Wesley, Easley, SC (1959-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Tucker, Russell Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny Ray Bland, Taylor Co., KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buford Douglas Phillips, Taylor Co., KY (1936 - 2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John M. Silver, Elk Horn, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Alan (Jamie) Beck, Taylor County, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lona Gertrude Malone, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin Cissell, Russell County, KY (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Houston Rogers, Milltown, Adair Co., KY native (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie D. (Tom) White, Casey County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances June Williams, 74, Casey Co., KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joey Payne, Casey Co., KY (1961-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Hatfield, Casey County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Mae Nunn Noe, Green County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jessie B. Riley Short, Burkesville, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Paul Randolph Neathery, Cumberland Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Wayne Holt, Russell County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Wayne Slinker, Green Co., KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Gene Embry, Freedom Community, 71,(1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Owen Oliver (Chicken Little) Judd, Green Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernadine Samuel Andrew, 87, Jamestown, KY; Adair native (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carla Monday, 54, Casey County, KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Inez Oakes , 88, Metcalfe County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Angel H.C. Denham, Campbellsville, KY stillborn (2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Delcie E. Wright Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Patricia Ahmer, Green Co., KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Ellis Beard Kilby, Taylor Co./Adair native (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wilburn Edward Rogers, 71, Green County, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pairlee Montgomery, 100, Adair Co., KY (1916-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard Arthur Krug, Adair County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton 'Buddy' McQueary, Casey County, KY (1946-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Kenneth Joseph Salvatore Anthony DeSimone (1927-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laura Johnson, 78, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Madelaine Wilson Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marjorie Bowen Hendrickson, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patty Bernard Kinnett (1960-1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond (Spot) Harris, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1945-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond E. (Pete) Curry, 93, Columbia, KY (1928-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Vannoy, 84, Casey Co., KY (1937-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Radford, 60, Burkesville, KY (1961-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:15amCTSpecial called City Council meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:63292, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Russell Heights Baptist Church | (ID:63261, Comment)
6:30pmCTNew Hope SBC Vacation Bible School | (ID:63251, Comment)
Tent Revival at The Garden Church | (ID:63281, Comment)

 






























 
 
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