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Linnie Wright, 104, Liberty, KY (1918-2023)

Linnie (Sapp) Wright of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Casey County Hospital. She was 104 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Larry Cochran and Bro. Gary Lavender officiating. Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 8pmET on Saturday, January 21, 2023, and from 9amET until 2pmET on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2023-01-20 17:15:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Linnie Wright, 104, Liberty, KY (1918-2023)



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Annie (Rennie) Rankin, 76, Liberty, KY (1946-2023)

Annie "Rennie" Rankin of Liberty passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was 76 years old.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30pmET on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

There will be visitation after 12:30pmET on Saturday at the Church.


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2023-01-20 17:12:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Basketball: LWC Men come up short against TN Southern

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team fell short 77-73 to UT Southern (TN) on Thursday night despite a late comeback attempt to drop the Blue Raiders to 6-13 overall and 2-12 in conference.

Tennessee Southern high percentage shooting from the field kept the Firehawks in control as they were able to escape a late scare by the Blue Raiders. This defeat marks the fourth straight loss for LWC.


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2023-01-20 17:09:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

WKU Fall 2022 Dean's/President's Lists

Bowling Green, KY - Western Kentucky University has released the honors lists for the fall 2022 semester.

Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean's List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President's List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*). Eight students from Columbia earned honors for the fall 2022 semester:
  • Leah A. Kerr
  • Emily B. Perkins
  • Emily G. Bivens*
  • Hallie J. Sandusky*
  • Hannah N. Hadley*
  • Kendyl M. Hardin*
  • Schyler T. Vanarsdale*
  • Alexander S. Godsey*


2023-01-20 17:05:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Jeffrey Luttrell, 64, Casey Co., KY (1958-2023)

Cecil Jeffrey Luttrell of Casey County passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023. He was 64 years old.

Burial will be at 11amET on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Jennies Chapel Cemetery in Windsor. There will be no visitation.


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2023-01-20 17:01:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brittany N. Turner, 34, Campbellsville, KY native (1988-2023)

Brittany Nicole Turner of Indianapolis, IN, left this life on Friday January 13, 2023. She was 34 years old.

Funeral services for Brittany Nicole Turner will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court St., Greensburg, KY, with Rev. Josh Miller, Eulogy and Rev. Melvin Mills, Master of Ceremony. Burial will follow in Green County Memory Gardens in the Summersville Community of Green County.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 9amCT until the funeral time at 11amCT at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home.


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2023-01-20 16:59:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair CAIP approved for $110k additional funding

From Lisa Tolliver

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $3,339,014 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting. Adair County was among 16 CAIPs approved for funding or additional funding.

"Applications awarded today will contribute to the long-term vision and achievement for Kentucky agriculture," said Commissioner of Agriculture and board chair Dr. Ryan Quarles. "One project, specifically, that I've worked to secure includes improving agriculture technology development. This project will set Kentucky up for future agriculture success."


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2023-01-20 16:56:06 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky State Police to be equipped with body-worn cameras

From Captain Paul Blanton

Frankfort, KY - For the first time in the commonwealth's history, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) will be equipped with body-worn cameras to increase officer safety and public trust. On Friday, January 20, 2023, at the training academy, KSP demonstrated the new integrated video recording system, which will be distributed to approximately 780 sworn personnel.

"These recording devices will provide protection to our troopers and officers by documenting exactly what happens during a situation," Gov. Andy Beshear said. "KSP is committed to being the best and to doing things right. I commend them for their transparency."


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2023-01-20 16:52:06 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: The Birthday Gift

Previous Column: Carol Perkins: Title IX

By Carol Perkins

In trying to find a gift for Guy for his birthday, I came up with a unique and somewhat off-the-wall idea. Guy loves walking on the beach, so I tried to think of something along those lines. He has binoculars, so that was out. He had beach-walking shoes, so I ruled that out. Sunglasses...has those, too. I searched online and found a great idea, or I thought it was.

A metal detector! He could walk along with the beach in the early morning hours and search for precious jewels or whatever might be there. This would be something new and maybe fun! I looked at the various kinds, and most of them were large and bundlesome and would draw attention to an otherwise private walker. He wouldn't want a stranger stopping him with a "Finding anything?" question. Then the perfect metal detector flew off the page. A hand-held one-a wand.

When he opened his gift, he was speechless, but not necessarily in a "Wow, this is wonderful" kind of way.


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2023-01-20 16:12:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Diane LaVine Hyde, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1957-2023)

Mrs. Diane LaVine Hyde of Campbellsville departed this life on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was 78 years old.

The family has chosen cremation, and all services will be held privately.


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2023-01-20 16:06:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brenda Delores Matthews, 68, Campbellsville, KY (1954-2023)

Mrs. Brenda Delores Matthews of Campbellsville departed this life on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Taylor Regional Hospital. She was 68 years old.

She had requested cremation, and her ashes will be interred in the Brookside Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation for Mrs. Brenda Delores Matthews will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 5pmET until 8pmET at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY.


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2023-01-20 16:04:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Linda Lou (Tucker) Bland, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2023)

Mrs. Linda Lou (Tucker) Bland of Campbellsville departed this life on Monday, January 16, 2023 at her home. She was 78 years old.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Linda Bland at 1pmET on Friday, January 20, 2023, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Don Gowin will officiate. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 19, from 5pmET until 8pmET.


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2023-01-20 16:01:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Matthew Kane Franklin, 18, Campbellsville, KY (2004-2023)

Mr. Matthew Kane Franklin of Campbellsville entered into eternity on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. He was 18 years old.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Franklin at NoonET on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro Steve Skaggs will officiate. Burial will follow in the Old Liberty Cemetery in Bradfordsville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 20, from 5pmET until 8pmET.


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2023-01-20 15:58:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

George Estel Gray, 92, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2023)

George Estel Gray of Campbellsville died at 9:00 P.M., Thursday, January 19, 2023. He was 92 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. Brian Rafferty. Entombment will follow in Family Mausoleum at Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from NoonET until 2pmET on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2023-01-20 15:54:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Flag at half staff

Joe Hare writes:
Thanks Sharon Harris, you are exactly correct.
Comments re: Letter: Judge's order for half staffed flag


2023-01-20 11:02:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Department of Revenue offers tax filing assistance

Gov. Beshear reminded Kentuckians on Thursday that each year, the Department of Revenue partners with the IRS to operate Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites. At these sites, knowledgeable staff provide free tax filing assistance to eligible individuals and families, as well as Kentucky state government employees.

This free service is available to help individuals with an annual income of $60,000 or less or any Kentucky state government employee. The window to schedule an appointment opened this week. In-person assistance will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2, 2023 until April 13, 2023.

If you believe you qualify and would like to take advantage of this service, please schedule an appointment. You can find a list of all the regional taxpayer service centers on the Department of Revenue's website at revenue.ky.gov.


2023-01-20 10:59:26 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Adair woman dies in residential fire

From Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 05:37amCT, Adair County 911 received a call of a structure fire at 111 Sulpher Springs Road, 8 miles north of Columbia.

The Columbia Adair County Fire Department was notified and responded to the scene with 13 firefighters. Upon their arrival, the rear of the house was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters made entry into the home and made a stop on the fire to keep it from spreading through out the home, but continued to fight hot spots in the attic and walls for an extended time.

It was confirmed on scene that the homeowner, 74 year old Darlene Wick, was unaccounted for and believed to still be in home.

Sheriff Josh Brockman and Adair County Coroner Roger Huckaby were notified to respond to the scene at or around 6:03amCT. At 7:05amCT, the body of Wicks was discovered by the Fire Department in the back bedroom where she slept.


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2023-01-20 10:57:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Holloway Health and Wellness Center 2023 info

Holloway Health and Wellness Center is a great place to start New Year's resolutions and begin feeling better.

Holloway Health and Wellness Center Hours:
  • Monday through Thursday from 6amCT to 10pmCT
  • Fridays from 6amCT to 9pmCT
  • Saturdays from 8amCT to 4pmCT
  • Sundays from 2pmCT to 10pmCT
Holloway Pool Hours:
  • Monday through Friday from NoonCT to 2pmCT and from 6pmCT to 9pmCT
  • Saturdays from 1pmCT to 3pmCT
  • Sundays from 6pmCT to 8pmCT
Connie Slattery recommends the one-hour "Aerobics in Water" exercise class that is offered each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11amCT to NoonCT. The pool is also reserved for Lap Swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11amCT to NoonCT.

Holloway Health & Wellness Center is located at 399 Williams St., Columbia, KY


2023-01-20 10:25:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Announcement from the Adair Co. School Board

From Troy H. Grider, Member
Adair County Schools Board of Education

Last evening, January 19, 2023, the Adair County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved and adopted the following public announcement:
"Be it known that the Adair County Board of Education has had no involvement in making the decision thus allowing the "Gender & Sexuality Alliance Club" recently initiated at the Adair County High School.

This decision was solely the responsibility of the Adair County High School Site Based Decision Making Council with vested authority in the principal of the school who chairs the committee.

Per Kentucky law, there exists separation of duties between the Adair County Board of Education and the Site Based Decision Making Council, particular to each school, as members of each the School Board and the Site Based Decision Making Council are duly elected in their own respect."


2023-01-20 10:10:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Basketball: LWC women use late surge to defeat TN Southern

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team used a late surge to defeat Tennessee Southern 50-46 on Thursday evening at Biggers Sports Center.

The Blue Raiders picked up their third conference win of the season and ninth overall. Maleigha Oldham led the way with 20 points and Amelia Hodges added 10 points.


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2023-01-20 06:56:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Third Adair Schools Strategic Plan Meeting is Feb 2

By Sarah Hatton

The Adair County Schools Strategic Leadership Team will reconvene at 6pmCT on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.

Please make plans to join us as we discuss the future of education in Adair County. Attached is a recap of our previous meeting, as well as some research links so you can add to our discussion Feb 2, 2023. If you weren't able to attend the January session, that's ok! We want and need your voice at this next session. Bring a friend!

Summary of January 10 Meeting:


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2023-01-20 06:51:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

New Blessing Boxes placed in Adair County

From Heather Dudley/Bradley Stephens

The Salvation Army, Columbia Unit, meets throughout the year to identify and discuss needs in the community. This past year, food insecurity was identified as a high need, and blessing boxes in the county would be most beneficial at this time.

Ricky Roy, with Building and Apartment Maintenance (Office of Career Technology Education) constructed the boxes in his classroom at Adair YDC.

Two boxes have been placed in the community and we couldn't be more excited! One box has been 'adopted' by Knifley Chapel Brethren in Christ, located at 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY.

The second box has been 'adopted' by Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, located at 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia KY. We encourage you to utilize these blessing boxes if you are in need.


2023-01-20 06:32:41 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Half staff article

David Parrish writes:
The etiquette around lowering the flag to half-staff is pretty settled. Civics class teaches the President of the United States and the governor of a State can order the lowering of a flag to half-mast. The mayor of the District of Columbia and some heads of federal agencies over their specific departments may as well. Any other order is not recognized as appropriate and in contradiction of proper etiquette and respect for the flag. Another means should have been selected as an appropriate response to the legacy of the magistrate.
Comments re: Flag to half staff at Annex


2023-01-20 06:32:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 20, 2023

Wanting to belong,
come at last to where belong,
a feeling of home.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 20 January 2023.
-1000 haiku fourth time, more days coming up, Day 4147


2023-01-20 06:29:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 20 Jan 2023

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, January 20, 2023, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event 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: 1 event Circuit Court. 6 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2023-01-20 06:28:44 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 20
Happy Anniversary, CJ and Shirley Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lester and Charlene Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Serafino | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Burton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jim Sproles (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Fudge (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Ann Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sabrina Stapp (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Grant Hobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amber Godbey, 17, Casey County, KY (1999-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arleen Latimer, 80, Taylor County, KY (1938-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Lee Garner, 61, Russell Co., KY (1956-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bryan Kevin Davis, 54, Green Co., KY (1965-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Camillia Fay Blaydes, 75, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Cravens, Waynesburg, KY (1952-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curvan Smith, 92, Amelia, OH (1930-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dollie Opal Caudill, 85, Casey County, KY native (1934-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Faye (Tater) Brown, 57, Russell Springs, KY (1963-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Ann Kirtley, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Essie Lee Scott Allen, 87, Taylor Co., KY native (1933-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Francine Moore, 78 Columbia, KY (1939-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Strange, 73, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Clay Faulkner, Green County, KY (1929-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Turner, 74, Columbia, KY (1948-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Whitlock Sr, 85, Taylor County, KY (1934-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith (Skeeter) Helm, Casey County, KY (1962-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Estel Harden, 79, Taylor County, KY (1934-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Marie Robertson, Russell Co., KY (1924-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marty K. Walsh, 46, Russell Springs, KY (1972-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin R. Clements, Casey County, KY (1931-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Phillips Wilson, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nathan Alan Bell, 36, Liberty, KY (1983-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neva Nell (Thomas) Keeton, 93, Burkesville, KY native (1934-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Mae Foley, 73, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robin Smith, Adair County, KY, (1956-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lee (Swede) Dyer, 63, Green County, KY (1956-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Alice Wilson, 87, Russell Co., KY (1929-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teddy Rogers Ray, Edmonton, KY (1944-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Tucker, 75, Green County, KY (1944-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2023
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
5:00pmCTACHS JV Boys Basketball at Wayne County | (ID:64020, Comment)
6:30pmCTACHS Varsity Boys Basketball at Wayne County | (ID:63993, Comment)

 





























 
 
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