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Caregivers will meet Wednesday, Feb 14

Adair County Caregivers Support Group will meet Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at the Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street in Columbia, at 11amCT.

Mayor Pam Hoots will be speaking about resources in Columbia and Adair County.

Caregivers who care for older individuals at home are welcome to the free light lunch and an hour of discussion about helpful resources in the area.


2024-02-09 20:48:53 | Comments | Printable version

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Adair Co. well-represented at the Chamber Day Dinner



2024-02-09 - Lexington, KY - Photo courtesy Columbia Adair Economic Development.
Members of the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Commission, and Economic Development Authority traveled to Lexington, KY on Thursday evening to represent Adair County at the 29th Annual Chamber Day Dinner.

Pictured (L to R): Amy Mitchum, Tina Cook Thomas, Dave Thomas, Richard Phelps, Heather Spoon, Bobby Morrison, Paige Nickel, Larry Russell Bryant, Jason Faulkner, Larry Walker.

Adair County was well represented at this event that hosted over 2,000 people from businesses and other Chambers from across the state of Kentucky. Several speakers shared their vision for Kentucky, including Gov. Andy Beshear. KET will air highlights from the evening on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

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Avellino Cahatol Rara, 73, Russell County, KY

Avellino Cahatol Rara, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, February 5, 2024. He was 73 years of age.

He loved to work on cars and other machineries. He worked as a truck driver for years and later became a farmer and began growing produce. He enjoyed traveling, going to yard sales, and spending time with his family.


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2024-02-09 20:47:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ida Scholl Oaks, 88, Russell County, KY (1935-2024)

Ida B. Scholl Oaks, 88, of Russell Springs, passed away Wednesday, February 7th, at home. She was born in Jamestown, KY on May 7, 1935, a daughter of the late Ara Belle (Riggins) and Bill Scholl.

She was a member of Jamestown Christian Church and a homemaker.


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2024-02-09 20:02:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Estes and Neal sign with colleges this week

By Kim Harwood, Executive Director,
Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce


Two Metcalfe County High School seniors have signed with colleges.

Mason Estes announced he will continue his academic and football career at Georgetown College. Mason was the Hornets' starting quarterback for three years and starter at DB for four years. He threw for more than 2,400 yards and rushed for 1,700. He added almost 200 tackles during his Metcalfe career. Mason was selected All-District for 2 years, All-PAC for 3 years, and All-SKY for 3 years.

MCHS senior Brayden Neal announced he will continue his academic and football career at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Brayden added 95 tackles in three years from the DL/LB position as a Hornet. During his senior season, Brayden was selected All-District, All-PAC, and All-SKY.


2024-02-09 19:57:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Bud Cowan, 91, Russell County, KY (1932-2024)

Plez (Bud) E. Cowan, 91, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at home.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired meat cutter. He was born in St. Charles, VA on August 21, 1932, a son of the late Mattie (Nellems) and Jessie James Cowan.


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2024-02-09 19:16:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County Democrats to meet Feb 22

From Andrea Waggener

Monthly meetings of the Democrats of Adair County are held at 6pmCT on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Meeting Room located at the Pizza Hut, 990 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.

All Registered Democrats or those considering registering as a Democrat are invited to attend.


2024-02-09 15:09:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

ACSO: Parkway collision results in injuries

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On February 8, 2024, at 2:26pmCT, Adair County 911 received a call of a vehicle collision westbound on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway near the county line. Upon the arrival of Deputy Sheriff Gary Roy and Deputy Sheriff Emily Wall, it was found that both westbound lanes of the parkway were obstructed as two vehicles had collided and injuries had occurred.

Preliminary investigation indicates both unit two, operated by William Shirley of Edmonton, and unit one, operated by Greyson Bernard of Adair County, were traveling west when unit one struck unit two in the rear of the vehicle, causing both vehicles to spin out of control. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision.

William Shirley was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ Health Columbia, and Greyson Bernard was taken by private vehicle for additional medical treatment.

The collision is being investigated by Deputy Emily Wall, who was assisted by Deputy Gary Roy and the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department.


2024-02-09 15:06:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Boil Water Advisory lifted

From Columbia/Adair Utilities District

As of 11:35 A.M. on February 9, 2024 the Boil Water Advisory for customers on 7177-7769 Russell Springs Road, Wheat Road, Joe Conover Road, R Grider Road, and 7910-8098 Russell Springs Road has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.


2024-02-09 15:02:31 | Comments | Printable version

Clothing and Food Giveaway on Saturday

From Melissa Stone

There will be a Clothing and Food Giveaway at the Columbia Church of Christ basement from 9amCT to 11amCT on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Anyone in need of food or gently used clothing is welcome.

Columbia Church of Christ is located at 501 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY


2024-02-09 12:08:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Basketball: Blue Raiders outplay the Phoenix on their home turf

Lebanon, TN - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team showcased their offensive prowess in Thursday night's matchup at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena, securing a 99-79 victory over Cumberland. The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team defeated the Cumberland women 74-64.

The Blue Raiders women are back in action on Saturday when they host No. 3 Campbellsville at 1pmCT, with the men scheduled to host the Tigers at 3pmCT. The teams will hold honor departing senior players during the "Battle of Highway 55" at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. Both games will be broadcast live on the Lindsey Wilson Sports Network.


2024-02-09 10:26:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: More on Miss Lake Cumberland 1973

JIM writes:
I think it's likely the reports of Brenda K. Brookshire's premature perishment are greatly exaggerated. She married first in late 1977 and divorced in the fall of 1980, about a year after their son was born. By 1986 she had remarried and at some point, her son took his step-dad's surname.

As best as I can determine, Brenda was still living when her father passed in 1991, when her mother passed in 2008, and when her mother-in-law passed in 2017. She turned 63 in March of the latter year.

In addition to Miss Lake Cumberland 1973, she was also Miss Lexington, 1972; Miss Kentucky Bicentennial 1975; and a contestant in the 1972 Miss Kentucky Pageant.

Comments re: Memories are being shared about pageant winners


2024-02-09 10:10:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Morgan graduates with DOCJT Class 545

By Michael A. Moore

Richmond, KY - On February 8, 2024, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 34 law enforcement officers from agencies across the state have graduated the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training's (DOCJT) basic training academy, including David A. Morgan with the Burkesville Police Department. These law enforcement officers will now serve and protect the commonwealth to create safer communities.

"Congratulations to these officers and deputies on their outstanding accomplishment," Gov. Beshear said. "We send them our support for the work they will do in the communities they have volunteered to serve and protect, and we pray for their safety daily."


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KSP: Casey Co. man charged with child sexual exploitation

From Lt. Mike Bowling

Dunnville, KY - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located, interviewed, and arrested a Casey County man on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation.

The suspect was interviewed as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect was saving sexually explicit images of minors to an online social media account.


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2024-02-09 10:02:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Johnny Harmon, 68, Columbia, KY (1955-2024)

Johnny Ray Harmon of Columbia died on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 5:55 A.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was 68 years old.

At Johnny's request, there will be no public visitation, but family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside service at 9amCT on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating.


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2024-02-09 09:58:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD: Parent charged with criminal abuse

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department have made an arrest after initiating a child abuse complaint on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, regarding a four week old infant.

The investigation began when officers responded to TJ Health Columbia, where the baby was brought in with serious injury. The baby was flown to Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville, where it was found to have multiple broken bones including a fractured skull.


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2024-02-09 09:46:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 9
Happy Birthday, Barbara Shepherd (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Billy Barnes Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Walker (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Meadows | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dewayne Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Iesha Jones (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Herron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Claywell (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lera Williams (1900) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lyndell Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcia Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Masion Grace Karnes (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty May | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ms. Wayne Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruby Anne Miller (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trayton Scott Stargel | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tressie Wilkerson Burton (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristan Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Twins: Natalie Brooke Loy and Olivia Grace Loy (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Kay Harvey, Columbia, KY (1942-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Thomas Brown, Elkhorn, KY (1935 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Pyles, Adair County, KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Eaton, Taylor County, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Edna Cravens, Adair County, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Lawrence Noe, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Gilbert May, 71, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Foster Spoon, 69, Adair Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ilene B. Goodhue, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Douglas Noel, born in Casey County (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Randolph, Clementsville, KY native (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Parnell, 90, Adair County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Branson, 66, Adair County, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sam Rodgers, 86, Casey County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Belle Vee Carr Watt, 82, Metcalfe Co., KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marion (Joe) Gilpin, 76, Casey County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Allan "Joe" Gadberry, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond "Shorty" Helm, 64, Marion County, KY/Taylor Co., KY native (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert E. (Gene) Newcomb, 81, Taylor Co. KY/Marion Co. native (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janis Morgan, Liberty, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Eugene Ray Gray, 77, Taylor County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert Guy (H.G.) Gilley, Metcalfe Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Wayne Perdue, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda S. Bunch, 60, Jamestown, KY (1960-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Dean Summers, Casey Co., KY (1954-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claire Elizabeth Froedge (9 Feb 2004 - 9 Feb 2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clint Conner, 31, Russell County, KY (1981-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie Dean Wright, 56, Black Gnat, KY (1965-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Archie Claiborne, 85, Columbia, KY (1936-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth (Betty) Bennett, 94, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elsie Ann Brewster, 85, Casey Co., KY native (1935-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald L. Knight, 50, Russell Springs, KY (1973-2024) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gordon Haynes, 73, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Cleston Davis, 82, Burkesville, KY (1936-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Ann Rikard, 59, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Faye Passmore, 68, Liberty, KY (1954-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Katherin Lee, 61, Casey Co, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lanora Faulkner, Edmonton, KY, (1933-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lera B. Williams, Taylor Co., KY (1900-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Hill, 73, Liberty, KY (1948-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Turner Brown, formerly of Adair County, KY (1961-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Madeline Burress Morrison, Campbellsville, KY (1929 - 2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mandi Napier, Eubank, KY (1980-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia A. Russell, 70, Russell Springs, KY (1951-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Lotter, Campbellsville, KY (1950-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dale Richardson, 63, Casey Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Jr. (Doc) Dickens, 69, Burkesville, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Turner, 84, Green Co., KY (1936-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Cravens, 75, Casey County, KY (1943-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Roberts, 84, Russell County, KY native (1935-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Jean Sinclair, 84, Adair County, KY (1934-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Paul Crutcher, 85, Liberty, KY (1936-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia McQueary, 93, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Whitney Chrappa, 29, Mt. Washington, KY (1990-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, February 9, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
NoonCTSMART Recovery meeting at Russell Co. Health Dept | (ID:66506, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS Girls Basketball vs Marion County | (ID:66146, Comment)
6:30pmCTGradyville Baptist Church Revival | (ID:66485, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Boys Basketball vs Marion County | (ID:66147, Comment)

 
































 
 
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