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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Hardin Planetarium to livestream James Webb Telescope images

From Chris Chandler

Western Kentucky University's Hardin Planetarium will host a free, public watch party at 9:30amCT on July 12, 2022, for NASA's release of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope.

The event is open to all interested parties, with the planetarium's Star Chamber doors opening at 8:45amCT, and the NASA livestream beginning at 9:30amCT. The one-hour livestream will include many full-color images, along with some interpretation from NASA subject matter experts.

This presentation will prepare audiences for a full infrared astronomy exploration event hosted by the planetarium at 1 p.m. August 13. The August event will include educational activities for all ages with chances to win Webb Telescope themed prizes like bookmarks and posters.


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2022-06-30 18:09:25 | Comments | Printable version

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Ann Martin retires from First & Farmers National Bank



2022-06-30 - Columbia, KY - Photo from Andrea Clue.
A Retirement Reception was held in Ann's honor at the First & Farmers National Bank location at 114 Will Walker Road on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

FFNB Board Chairman Doug Sapp said of her retirement, "Throughout her career at FFNB, Ann Martin has been an integral part of the successes enjoyed by this bank. Her leadership and steadfast loyalty are hallmarks of a tenure that few achieve and many more strive to accomplish!"

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County offices closed for Fourth of July

From Bridget Compton

The Adair County Judge Executive's office, Adair County Road Dept., and the Green River Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day! Have a safe and blessed Holiday with family and friends!!!


2022-06-30 18:06:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Seven to be inducted into LWC Athletics Hall of Fame

Seven individuals are set to be inducted into the Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center.

Lindsey Wilson will honor two classes this year, the 20th and 21st classes, after last year's ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19.

Krista Burton, Terran Duncan, and Tyler Sharpe are set to be enshrined as the 20th class of the LWC Athletics Hall of Fame. Debbie McGuinness, Gavin Oldham, Hishamar Falconer and Beth Boisvert will all represent this year's class.


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2022-06-30 15:23:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Michelle Newton Yates, 54, Campbellsville, KY (1967-2022)

Michelle Newton Yates of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was 54 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Monday, July 4, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Michael Gribbins. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2022-06-30 15:18:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Seussical performances on June 30, July 1 and July 3

From Jeremy Cloyd

IMAGINE! Youth Theatre will produce Seussical which has become one of the most performed shows in America since its Broadway debut in 2000. With music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this play brings some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, & lazy Mayzie.

Performances of Seussical will take place June 30 & July 1 at 7pmCT and July 3 at 2pmCT in V.P. Henry Auditorium, located inside the L.R. McDonald Administration Building on the Campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrefest.org/seussicaltickets. Come support the first IMAGINE! Youth Theatre production back since Summer 2019!


2022-06-30 15:10:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Public hearing scheduled regarding Watson Street property

From Tiffany Collins

Please be advised The City of Columbia Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting at 6pmCT on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the following:
Request for Conditional Use Permit for property owned by Meyer Holding, LLC, Michael Meyer on 1 lot located at 496 Watson Street (PVA Map No. 051-02-00-011.07) The purpose is to operate as a short-term rental, Airbnb.
The hearing is open to the public.


2022-06-30 15:06:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Dorothy Jean Shell Boston, Green County, KY (1954-2022)

Dorothy Jean Shell Boston of Greensburg, KY, daughter of the late James Luther Shell and Blanche Marie Shell, departed this life on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at her home. She was 67 years, 9 months, and 21 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was of the Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.


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2022-06-30 12:51:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tips for a safer Fourth of July

From Mike Keltner, Directory
Adair County Emergency Management

It's that time of year when Americans everywhere will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with family, friends, and fireworks. Unfortunately, over the past 15 years, there has been an increase in the number of people injured during this festive time.

A new report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finds a significant upward trend in fireworks-related injuries. Between 2006 and 2021, injuries with fireworks climbed 25% in the U.S., according to CPSC estimates.

Last year, at least nine people died, and an estimated 11,500 were injured in incidents involving fireworks.

Tips to Celebrate Safely:


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2022-06-30 11:35:37 | Comments | Printable version

Edmonton Market adding special events Friday

The Metcalfe County Farmers Market promises extra fun, food and gifts on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 8am-1pmCT.

They will provide free flags, pinwheels, tatoos for kids and more. Also they will have free hotdogs and drink.

The every Friday morning Metcalfe County Farmers Market is located at 1101 W Stockton Street in Edmonton, KY.


2022-06-30 11:32:33 | Comments | Printable version

Ralph Douglas Groce, 72, Cumberland County, KY

Ralph Douglas Groce, of Burkesville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, having attained the age of 72 years.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 6pm. The family will receive friends from 4-6pmCT at the funeral home.


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2022-06-30 11:28:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Third annual Paint The Town will be July 27-29

From Tiffany Collins

The City of Columbia is happy to announce their third annual "Paint The Town" event coming up July 27-29, with all artwork to be completed by the weekend of July 30. "We encourage everyone to come to this community event for our town. We look forward to seeing everyone on the square," said Mayor Pamela Hoots.

If you and/or your organization would like to participate, please call City Hall at 270-384-2501. Talk with Tiffany Collins or Sydney Strange. The city also encourages children to participate.


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2022-06-30 11:21:46 | Comments | Printable version

Hodges named new FFNB Columbia Market President

By Andrea Clue

First & Farmers National Bank recently announced the promotion of employee Brad Hodges to Columbia Market President/Senior Lender.

Brad joined First & Farmers National Bank in June 2017 as Columbia Market's Senior Lender. Prior to joining First & Farmers, Brad served as Market President for PBI's Greensburg location. He currently serves on the bank's Executive Loan Committee, Managed Assets Committee, and chairs the Columbia Market Senior Loan Committee.


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2022-06-30 07:53:49 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: HIDTA investigation leads to arrests

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Columbia area HIDTA Office executed a search warrant after an ongoing investigation in Metcalfe County.

Upon search, investigators located a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills. During the search, a large quantity of ammunition, a 9mm hand gun, and a large quantity of US currency were also located.


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2022-06-30 07:45:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

7-County Area Courts for Thu 30 Jun 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, June 30, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 4 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: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-06-30 07:43:37 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 30, 2022

Can what your soul dreams
create change in a painting
finished long ago.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 30 June 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3943


2022-06-30 07:39:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 30
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Candace Schorman (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe B. and Lynda McKinley (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michele and Tony "Clutch" Coomer (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Alice Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robin and Jeffery Willis (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Waldrif (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Buddy Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Kelly Cooper Henson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Isaac "Jake" Hill (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha R. Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Wayne Harvey (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dana Cox Welch, Campbellsville, KY (1974-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard 'Elmer' Redmon, Russell County, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Nelson Branham, 95, Adair County, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don A. Brockman, 76, Adair Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Elizabeth Sweeney, Green Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen (Big Boy) Napier, Kings Mountain, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ancil Lee Farmer, Jr., 55, Taylor Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Omer Farmer, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Jaynes, Taylor County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Dean Hash Chastain, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Woodson Reed, Casey County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Carter, 85, Cumberland Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Ron Ferree, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Johnson, 81, Russell Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Wayne Pennington, Edmonton, KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Lee Meyer, (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dorothy M. Solomon, 97, Marrowbone, KY (1918-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hugh E. Appleby, Russell County, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Louann Webb Walker, Summer Shade, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Herron Graybeal, 75, Taylor County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Edward Forrest, 70, Savoyard, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Leon Coffey, 70, Adair County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Afton Clark Little Addington, Glensfork, KY (1913-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Lou Holmes Luttrell, 56, Columbia, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronan Lee Curtis Epperson, Knifley, KY (2017-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Wayne Stapleton, Taylor Co./Adair native (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maggie Juanita Calhoun, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jim Milby, Taylor County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Sue Keltner, 77, Columbia, KY (1944-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Curtis (CC) Rooks, 82, Columbia, KY native (1939-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cordie Hayes, 85, Liberty, KY (1936-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eric Daniel Spires, Green Co., KY (1978-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Dee Thurman, 79, Burkesville, KY (1941-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Young, 79, Burkesville, KY (1941-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Brockman, 101, Campbellsville, KY (1919-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Chapman Kinnett (1932-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Coy Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Frances Maddox, 67, Russell Co. KY; Henry Co., KY native (1948-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Rose Sinclair Burton-Bush, Adair Co. Native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTEconomic Development Authority special called meeting | (ID:63358, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court special called meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:63357, Comment)
1:00pmCTRetirement Reception to honor Ann Martin | (ID:63291, Comment)
5:30pmCTAmazon 4th of July celebrations Kick-off Concert featuring Mark Willis
Downtown Campbellsville | (ID:63302, Comment)
7:00pmCTSeussical in VP Henry Auditorium | (ID:63364, Comment)

 






























 
 
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