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Monday, June 20, 2022
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Kelly Murrell Hamlett, 69, Columbia, KY (1953-2022)

Kelly Murrell Hamlett of Columbia died on Monday, June 20, 2022 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was 69 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2022-06-20 17:51:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Butterfly in a stunning daylily



2022-06-20 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Veronica Arnold.
Veronica writes, "This butterfly found my Passion for Red Daylily. It is a beautiful large bloom flower. This butterfly agrees it is a great flower."

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ACSO: Adair man arrested for possession, outstanding warrants

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 11:32pm, K-9 Deputy Chandler Staten arrived on Feathersburg Road, 20 miles north east of Columbia, to a complaint called in.

Upon arrival, deputy Staten located a man asleep in a vehicle. When checking records, it was found that the man had indictment warrants for his arrest out of Taylor County. In addition, suspected methamphetamine was found on his person upon search.


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2022-06-20 15:04:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Gertrude Burton Kerns, 95, Columbia, KY (1927-2022)

Gertrude Burton Kerns of Columbia died on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY. She was 95 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Free Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10amCT on Tuesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2022-06-20 14:58:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Grants announced to expand internet in Casey, Russell Counties

From Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - - As part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a historic investment of over $203 million to expand reliable and affordable high-speed internet to more than 34,000 Kentucky families and businesses.

The Governor said that the state's Better Internet program is providing more than $89.1 million in 46 grant awards to 12 internet service providers and local governments across 35 Kentucky counties. Grant recipients have pledged funds to match the state's contributions, bringing the total investment for this round of broadband expansion awards to over $203 million.

Among the grants are $1,012,879 for Cumberland Cellular to expand access in Casey County, and $3,368,826 to Duo-County Telephone Cooperative to expand access to high-speed internet to 550 currently unserved households and businesses located in Russell and Wayne counties.


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Hydration Stations at several TJRH locations

By Stacey Biggs

Due to the extreme heat that has been forecast for our area for the next several days, T.J. Regional Health will be providing the public with hydration stations at several locations starting at NoonCT on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Coolers with free iced-down bottled waters will be available at T.J. Samson Community Hospital's South Entrance and Emergency Department Entrance, T.J. Health Columbia, and at the T.J. Health Pavilion.


2022-06-20 11:42:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Health Care

KY Afield Video: June 18, 2022 Full Show


This week: at Mill Creek Power Plant to check on how the Peregrine Falcon restoration is going. Then, hitting the creek with our friends at Canoe Kentucky to kayak fish. Lastly: taking a look back at an early season archery hunt in preparation for the upcoming deer season!


2022-06-20 11:40:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Any historic country stores still open in Adair?

The Adair County Tourism Commission received a call asking for names of old country stores from years past that are open and running in our area.

Please share information if there are any that we may not be thinking of. We found these two in our archives:
Creelsboro in Russell County

and Sulphur Well in Metcalfe County
There may also be one in Grab, KY in Green County. We hope to hear more information from readers - just click 'contact' below to reply.


2022-06-20 11:08:47 | Comments | Printable version

Heather Spoon introduces Easton Bryant at banquet

Heather Bryant Spoon introduced her brother Easton Bryant, the 2022 Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Health Advocate of the Year, at the annual banquet last week.

She said, in part, "When I think of an advocate, I think of someone that's got your back, someone who is in your corner... someone who is on your team. In that case, this man is the epitome of what it means to be an overall health advocate.


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EDA Agenda for Tuesday, June 21, 2022 meeting

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority will hold a Board of Directors Meeting at 8amCT on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in the Chamber of Commerce at 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY.

Meeting Agenda:


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2022-06-20 09:37:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Lane closures this week on LBN

Lane closures are expected from mile marker 9 to 16, and from mile marker 20 to 36 on the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Express for the week of June 20-24.
  • A project to rehabilitate and resurface a section of the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Express in Barren and Metcalfe Counties will continue this week. Motorists can expect work going on from the 20-mile marker to the 36-mile marker and the speed limit will be lowered to 55 mph. Lane closures will be in place from the 28-mile marker to the 36 mile marker.

  • A project to rehabilitate and resurface a section of the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Express in Barren County will start this week. Motorists can expect work going on from the 9 mile marker to the 16 mile marker and the speed limit will be lowered to 55 mph. Lane closures will be in place from the 9-mile marker to the 16 mile marker.


2022-06-20 09:25:35 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 20 Jun 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, June 20, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 73 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: 1 event Circuit Court. 119 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 142 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 136 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-06-20 08:46:26 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 20, 2022

Dreams no longer shaped,
curiosity not stirred,
without art, nothing.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 20 June 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3933


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Larry Stone, 57, Adair County, KY (1964-2022)

Larry Stone "Stoney", 57, of Coburg, KY, died Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home.

He was born July 28, 1964 in Jefferson County, KY to Willard Stone and Barbara Hatcher and worked at Anthony's Auto Sales. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Anthony Reece, Ricky Murray, George Robert Turner and Jerry Wayne Stone.


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2022-06-20 08:21:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 20
Happy Anniversary, Bobby and Dianne Loy. (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stephen and Sheila McQueary (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aiden Michael Keene (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Hamlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beth Ann Cowan (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy C. Milby (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Alexandria Richards (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dean Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Allender Lucas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacquelin Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jen Bennett Richerson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Giles (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan McClister (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Coffey Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Antle | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Naomi Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Brooke Collins Fudge (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nathan Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ocie Gibson Sexton (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rev. Al Hardy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelley Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tisha Paris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Troy Petty (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyron Vanarsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lolita Pilkington, Adair Co, KY (1965-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeffrey Alan Vaughn, Taylor Co., KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roscoe Martin Antle, Russell Co., KY native (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Blanche Crawhorn Nelson Bliss, Adair Co, KY native (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loretta Sue Druin, Taylor Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Rubarts, Casey Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fay Devore, Adair Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis Henry Bryant, Taylor Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Weaver Shirk, Casey County, KY (2012 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggie Sue Sprowles, Taylor Co., KY (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Truman Howard Murphy, Burkesville, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Frances Hogue, Campbellsville, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Wayne Boils, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs Josephine Riddle Moore, Cumberland/Adair Counties, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elaine Patton, Adair County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Blakeman, Green County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hughston Gossage, 80, Russell Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Louise Druin Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otha Andy Simpson, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie Malcolm (L.M.) Tooley, Cumberland Co., KY (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodney Cochran, Liberty, KY (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Burton, 59, Russell Co., KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Mildred Cofer, 85, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie W. (Dyke) Hall, Green County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Wayne Johnson Taylor Co., KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine O'Banion Sutton, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Andrew Andrew, Adair Co./Cumberland native (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas Wayne Carnes, 74, Russell Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Lee Parke, 60 Metcalfe County, KY (1957-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roy (Norm) Finegan, Cane Valley, Adair Co., KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Hershel Nelson, Green County, KY (1957-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daniel (Bugsy) Robertson, 57, Russell County, KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph W. Noe, Jefferson Co., KY/Adair Co. native (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Inez Henderson, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Blakeman, 83, Green County, KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Hershey Giles, 71, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie (Herman) Huber, 92, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara B. Alexander, 61, formerly of Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dalton Lane Gilbert, 16, Columbia, KY (2005-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Nethery Cade, 97, Russell Springs, KY (1923-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Hoskins, 68, Liberty, KY (1945-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Dix, 94, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pearl Popplewell, 80, Russell Springs, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Lynn Burris, 61, Adair County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Winford Goff, 74, Green County, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Carlus Ray Foley Russell Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BirthdayHelen Murphy, Burkesville, KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
5:00pmCTBasically Blessed Basket Bingo event
1425 Old Hodgenville Rd., Campbellsville, KY | (ID:63287, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Purdy Separate Baptist Church | (ID:63293, Comment)

 






























 
 
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