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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
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Hearts for love and health on the Public Square

By Paige Nickel, Tourism Director

Adair County Tourism teamed up with Mayor Pamela Hoots and the City Of Columbia to put out the cute little hearts around the Public Square fountain and beside City Hall.

The hearts on the Square and the special selfie station backdrop are in celebration of February's Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month.

Scan our QR codes on the hearts to learn more about what Adair County has to offer!


2024-02-06 23:03:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

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You are loved - a new selfie spot



2024-02-06 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the office of the Mayor.
Kaylee Vance, at left, is pictured with Natalie Bardin holding June Bardin, in front of the new banner beside City Hall on Campbellsville Street in Columbia.

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Another scam artist comes close to succeeding

Scams are coming by mail, by email, by text message and by phone.

Monday we reported the bank scam alert. Now this one was shared at church Sunday, where the intended victim and her husband barely made it away from the scammer. They want others to be aware.

A double hit scam put extreme pressure on the local couple. It first arrived in a text message on the smart phone of the busy young Columbia woman. Then she got a phone call from an authoritative male, referring to that text, saying she had to pay 10% immediately or risk horrible action against her.


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2024-02-06 22:49:42 | Comments | Printable version

Bernice Johnson, 84, Russell County, KY (1939-2024)

Bernice Johnson was born April 25, 1939, in Russell Springs, Kentucky. She loved growing up with her large family and helping on the farm. She often told stories of the antics she and her brothers and sisters would get into.

Bernice embodied the best of qualities: unconditional love, strength of spirit, and an unending generosity. She had a servant's heart and lived by 1 Peter 4:10, "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others..." Bernice was a member of the West 80 Church of God, where she had many friends and where she loved to help in whatever capacity she could.


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2024-02-06 22:42:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Help support grant application for Little League Park

From Tiffany Collins

The City of Columbia is submitting an application for a grant to update the Little League Park. Through this grant, they plan on field turf, new bleachers, new lighting and more.

If anyone would like to write a letter in support for this project, please submit it to the City of Columbia, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, Kentucky 42728.

The park has been in our community around forty years, and has been a source of enjoyment for thousands of children. Enrollment in last year's Little League Program in our community was approximately 300.


2024-02-06 16:21:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Ash Wednesday Service at Columbia United Methodist Church

From Doug Beard

The Columbia United Methodist Church and Emory Chapel United Methodist Church wish to invite everyone to join us for a sacred time of worship as the family of God with music, readings from the Holy Scriptures, and an Ash Wednesday message as we prepare for the season of Lent.

This special service will be held at 5:30pmCT on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Columbia United Methodist Church is located just off the Public Square at 202 Burkesville St., Columbia, KY.


2024-02-06 16:16:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Little League Recognition Night and Banquet

From Daniel Hedges

Little League Recognition Night will be held at 5:30pmCT on February 20, 2024, in the Gym at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY. All little league players and cheerleaders will be recognized in between the boys and girls games vs Caverna. Obviously, weather is always a threat, but we are planning on this night.

The Little League Banquet will be held at 6pmCT on Monday March 11, 2024, in the Cafeteria at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY at Trinity Family Life Center, 2418 Campbellsville Rd, Columbia, KY (See: Little League Banquet update). Weather may be a factor but we are planning on this date and time.

Some items of interest about the banquet: Regardless of the date I choose-there will be conflicts. I am rolling with this date regardless of travel ball or whatever else. I have to accommodate my schedule as well and baseball will be starting soon. We will have a meal. All coaches and my help can bring their immediate family. All players can have two guests-be it parents, siblings, etc. It must be two guests. If there are multiple players in the same family please two guests.

I look forward to celebrating the season.


2024-02-06 16:12:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

KY officials planning for April 8 total solar eclipse

From Naitore Djigbenou/Keith Todd

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky state and local agencies are preparing for an influx of travelers during the total solar eclipse that will sweep across 13 states on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2024. The celestial event is expected to bring at least 150,000 visitors to several Western Kentucky counties, with more than 1 million travelers expected to drive through Kentucky to viewing spots along the main path in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

"The solar eclipse will be a memorable and fun event for many Kentucky families," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "I encourage Kentuckians who intend to watch it to plan early to make this event safe for all. Choose your viewing location in advance, expect increased traffic and remember to take essentials, like protective eyewear and water."


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2024-02-06 13:16:08 | Comments | Printable version

Refresher on First Aid and CPR on Feb 8

From Dana Harmon

Please join us from 5:30pmCT to 6:30pmCT on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in the Library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY, for a FREE refresher on first aid and CPR for parents/guardians of Adair County students. (Note: this refresher course is not intended for official CPR certification.)

Participants will be registered to win Amazon gift cards (valued at $15 and $25 each). This event is sponsored by: ACMS & ACPC 21st CCLC and Preschool Partnership Grant


2024-02-06 13:12:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Plan for a safe ride home from Superbowl parties

From Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY - Regardless of who Kentuckians choose to root for during Super Bowl LVIII, state officials are cheering on fans to make responsible choices behind the wheel. For those hosting a Super Bowl viewing party or attending one on Sunday, February 11, 2024, fans have an important job to do: help keep impaired drivers off the road so everyone can make it home safely on game night.

"As Kentuckians gear up for America's most-watched sporting event, fans are reminded to plan for a sober designated driver," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "Enjoy the big game, but please be responsible."

To prevent impaired driving-related crashes, the KOHS recommends the following:


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2024-02-06 09:19:46 | Comments | Printable version

Tommy Druen: Unique Contributions

Previous Column: Looking for Happiness

By Tommy Druen

Rejected and dejected, a 27-year-old Walt Disney found himself on a train departing New York City in February of 1928. His trip had aimed to secure a more favorable contract with Universal Pictures for his work on shorts featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Failing to secure an acceptable offer, he now faced a grueling 72-hour solo train ride back to Los Angeles, immersed in his own thoughts.

This cross-country trip would prove to be the most pivotal in Disney's life. It was during this journey, trying to think of an alternative to Oswald, that he first conceived the idea of a cartoon mouse. The inspiration came from a real-life mouse he used to feed at his desk seven years earlier in Kansas City. Collaborating with Ub Iwerks, his close friend and creative partner, Disney brought his concept to life. Within ten months, Mickey Mouse made his theatrical debut in Steamboat Willie.

Mickey was much more than the average cartoon character.


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2024-02-06 09:17:04 | Comments | Printable version

Learn About Winter Sowing from Extension Master Gardeners

From Nick Roy, Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources
Adair County Cooperative Extension Service

If you have or are trying to develop a green thumb, join us at 5:30pmCT on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, as the Extension Master Gardeners offer the second class of a series of gardening workshops.

On February 27, Extension Master Gardeners will be teaching about winter sowing your garden. The class is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at (270) 384-2317. Pre-registration is not required.


2024-02-06 09:11:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 6
Happy Anniversary, Garnett and Geneva Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Irvin and Mary Claywell (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Willard and Marsha Pritchard (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Olivia York (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audrey Ina Burton (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Antle | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blade Thompson (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby D. Loy (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Candice Diane Carter (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Lynn Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Layla Grace Murphy (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Mae Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mia Rayne Patrice Bailey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mildred Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noel Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Payton Barnes (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shayla Grace Cravens (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Morgan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vernon Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Johnson, Columbia, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Ware Pyles, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Thompson, Nancy, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Evan Peavey, Casey Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Cundiff, Dunnville, KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cloma Faye Murphy, Casey County, KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Coppage, Russell Co., KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Clifford, Taylor County, KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Dr. James Dillon Kemp, Adair Co., KY (1923-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Anderson, 71, Taylor County, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernestine Loy Dalton, 87, Russell Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Martin, 57, Casey Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fredrick Maxwell Wesley, 57, Casey Co., KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Beverly Eleanor Matthews, Green Co., KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Passmore, 71, Dunnville, (Russell Co.) KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Wilson Warren, 53, Taylor County, KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvis (Doodle) Compton, 80, Knob Lick, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Gerald Wade, 68, Russell Co., KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip C. Jackson, 56, Greensburg, KY (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen Allen Antle Russell County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mable Florence Franklin Pulliam, Metcalfe County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy Sue Coleman Lampley, 80, Taylor County, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gordon Wesley Doughty,, Taylor County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Kay Antle, 56, Russell County, KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Debbie L. (Hinton) Harris, 64, Taylor County, KY (1952-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie E. Luttrell, Windsor, KY (1931-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elroy (Buck) Rowe, 90, Columbia, KY (1933-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freida Elliott, 73, Casey Co., KY (1947-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Dean Emerson, 79, Liberty, KY (1942-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Hatfield (1923-2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Rollen Cochran, 63, Casey County, KY (1956-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John William Kerns, 84, Russell County, KY (1935-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, La Verne B. Stephens, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1937-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lecil Riley, 78, Cumberland County, KY (1941-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maye Smith Gore, 77, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Keith, 51, Columbia, KY (1969-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Perry, 83, Casey Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Lawhorn, 80, Columbia, KY (1942-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Harper, 70, Edmonton, KY (1950-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Keith Edwards, 34, Adair County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:66498, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Elma Smith, 92, Columbia, KY (1931-2024) | (ID:66492, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS JV Basketball at Central Hardin | (ID:66142, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Varsity Basketball at Central Hardin | (ID:66143, Comment)

 

































 
 
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