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CPD Activity Report for March 2024

From Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department's Activity Report for March 2024:
  • Calls for Service: 708
  • Citations: 80
  • Motorist Assists: 14
  • Escorts: 20
  • Accidents Investigated: 23
  • Injury Accidents: 4
  • Incident Reports: 24
  • Criminal Cases Opened: 16


2024-04-01 14:25:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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2024-04-01 - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
This is a study in spring yellows - bright Tulips and soft shades in the Daffodils. There are also a few purple violets around the edges.

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Personnel Committee to meet Apr 5

From Bridget Compton
Adair County Deputy Judge Executive

The Adair County Fiscal Court Personnel Committee will meet at 9amCT on Friday, April 5, 2024, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.


2024-04-01 14:17:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Judy Luttrell, 81, of Columbia, KY (1942-2024)

Judy Carolyn (Rogers) Luttrell of Columbia passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was 81 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 11amCT on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the Columbia Cemetery, with Bro. Barney Taylor officiating. There will be no public visitation.


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2024-04-01 12:26:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Group Swimming Lessons offered again at Holloway

From Annissa Koekemoer
Volunteer Assistant Swim Coach, Lindsey Wilson College

The Lindsey Wilson College swim team is hosting 3 weeks of group swimming lessons at the Health & Holloway Center, April 1-4, April 8-11, and April 15-18, 2024.

This program has been very popular the last three years, and the children of the community have been able to learn in a fun environment. There will be three consecutive weeks that these group lessons will be hosted, for $45 per week. Parents are welcome to sign up for any week, or multiple weeks. Tadpoles and Guppies have two time slots to choose from, whereas Angel Fish and Stingrays only have one available timeslot per week.

We hope to see many children of the community join us in these fun-filled three weeks! To sign up, there is no HWC membership required. Parents can either sign up at the front desk of the HWC, or email Annissa at koekemoera@lindsey.edu to sign up via email. Payments are due at the front desk of the HWC before the start of their first lesson.

The lessons are broken up into four group-levels, depending on their swimming abilities:


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2024-04-01 12:24:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Students encouraged to design new I VOTED sticker

From Michon Lindstrom

Frankfort, KY - Secretary of State Michael Adams is inviting all Kentucky students to participate in the inaugural "I Voted" sticker contest.

The contest is open to all Kentucky students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. To enter, students need to send in their best design for an "I Voted" sticker. The winning sticker design will be handed out to voters in participating counties during the 2024 general election.

Interested students can send their design to sos.secretary@ky.gov before 4pmCT on May 17, 2024. Please include the student's name, school, address, and phone number in the submission, along with "I Voted Sticker Contest" in the email subject line. To be considered, pictures must be original work and include the words "I Voted." Please upload in JPEG or PNG format.


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2024-04-01 11:20:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

EDA to hold Special Called Meeting April 2

From Larry Walker, Chairman of the Board
Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority

The Columbia-Adair County EDA will hold a special called meeting at 8amCT on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the Welcome and Development Center/Chamber, Tourism and EDA Building at 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY.

Meeting Agenda:


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2024-04-01 11:16:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Shoebox Bake Sale raises nearly $2K for OCC

From Chris Lagermann
I just wanted to update you on the Bake Sale at Edmonton State Bank on Friday. Carol Sullivan Perkins said they raised $1,900! I thought that was pretty awesome.
Comments re: Good Friday Bake Sale to support OCC


2024-04-01 11:10:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Audible siren test cancelled

From Mike Keltner, Director
Adair Co. Emergency Management

There will be no audible outdoor warning siren test today.


2024-04-01 11:04:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Annex will remain open for shelter Monday night

From Mike Keltner, Director
Adair Co. Emergency Management

On Monday, April 1, 2024, The Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, will remain unlocked throughout the storms expected late tonight and into Tuesday. Access can be made via the glass door facing the barbershops.

Updated guidance about weather was issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, at 4:22amET on Monday, April 1, 2024, for portions of Central Kentucky that include Adair and all surrounding counties. Widely scattered strong to severe storms will be possible Monday afternoon and evening, but better chances for storms and heavy rain will arrive after midnight tonight. Strong winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes will all be possible, especially late tonight.

Strong to severe storms are likely Tuesday, with damaging winds, large hail, and isolated spin-up tornadoes all possible. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms may lead to localized flash flooding, especially later in the day on Tuesday.


2024-04-01 09:44:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Hancock and Hargrove named Students of the Week

From Anthony Darnell, Asst. Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School would like to recognize Sebastian Hancock and Brayleigh Hargrove for being named Freshmen "Students of the Week" for March 8, 2024. Sebastian and Brayleigh, along with several other freshmen students, were nominated by Freshmen ARROW Academy teachers for this honor. Sebastian and Brayleigh were chosen, after a vote, for their kindness, character, and ability to excel in the school and classroom. Congratulations to both students!

Each week, Adair County High School ARROW Academy Teachers will nominate and select one male and one female student from the freshmen student body to receive this recognition. The students will be awarded one free drink of their choice from Indian Grounds Coffee, and their photo will run all week on the video announcement boards within the school, and on Columbia Magazine.


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2024-04-01 09:31:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

DARE graduation at ACES

From Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department held its 5th grade DARE graduation on Friday afternoon, March 29, 2024, at Adair County Elementary School. Students completed the course during the spring semester, and were recognized on Friday by the Columbia Police Department and ACES staff.

During the event, ACES students Carter Nguyen and Bella Cole were recognized for winning the Essay Contest.

The Columbia Police Department would like to thank Adair County Elementary School for giving us the opportunity to perform DARE as a community outreach, and to thank local businesses and individuals for donating towards gifts and prizes for students.


2024-04-01 09:26:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Tommy Helm, 66, Russell County, KY native (1957-2024)

Tommy Joe Helm, 66, of Columbia, passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at home.

He was born in Jamestown, KY on August 9, 1957, a son of the late Faye (Weston) and James Helm. He was a construction worker.


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2024-04-01 07:48:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

State gives $1 million to historic Adair Courthouse

"This majestic structure is... the visual link to life, hearth and home."

The $1 million allocation from the Kentucky legislature for the renovation of the historic Adair County courthouse is exciting news for our community. This significant funding is a testament to the dedication and hard work of numerous local citizens who have tirelessly advocated for the preservation of this landmark over the past two decades.

The effort to renovate the courthouse dates back well before 2009 when the last public office was moved from the courthouse to the annex building. The Adair County Fiscal Court worked with the Adair Heritage Association to consider the future use of the building and searched for ways to fund needed repairs.


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2024-04-01 07:46:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

KSP: 3 lives lost in two-vehicle accident in Liberty

LIBERTY, Ky. (March 31, 2024) - On March 31, 2024 at approximately 2:03 P.M. EST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a two-vehicle injury collision at the intersection of US 127 and KY 70 in Casey County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Otis Tapscott, age 85 of Liberty, was traveling eastbound on KY 70 in a 2005 Jeep Liberty when he disregarded a stop sign controlling the US 127 and KY 70 intersection. Mr. Tapscott entered the intersection and collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox traveling southbound on KY 127. The Chevrolet Equinox was being operated by Teresa Burton, age 56 of Yosemite.


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2024-04-01 07:41:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Larry Marshall, 75, Adair County, KY native (1948-2024)

George Lawrence Marshall, known to friends as Larry, started life in Columbia, Kentucky. His mother often reminded him that he was just a few days older than Prince (now King) Charles. His parents were James Clyde and Sara Jean Lawrence Marshall. He grew up with an older brother, Jimmy.

Larry graduated from Adair County High School, and received a degree in biology from Centre College. Larry liked to say that he did what any biology major would do - he went into the shoe business.


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2024-04-01 06:51:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 1
Happy Anniversary, Mitch and Carol Parker (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Tammy Bledsoe (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Roy and Shannon Biggs (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony & Rebecca Beard (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Woody and Traci Sharpe (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arlena Cape | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christine Forrest | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dallas Fair (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eli Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Davis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaykob Robert MaKhaine Lee (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruby Pollard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Traci Pooler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Truman Tyler Kemp (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Veronica Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Walker Karnes (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Willard Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vonda Mae (Popplewell) Fizer, Russell Co., KY native (1942-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcia Carole Bradshaw, Columbia, KY (1936-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cynthia Warriner Russell Co. KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Frank Darnell, Adair Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clesbie Black, Russell Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Tarter White, Casey Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Scott Ponder, Cumberland Co., KY (1936)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Ray Shipp, Taylor Co, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Money, Cumberland Co., KY (1917> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lottie Alexander, Adair County, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Vaughn Hines, Windsor, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Exie Hall Gumm, Summersville, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Jean Ellis, 79, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Horace (Jim) Hogan , Taylor County, KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bettie Jewell Hancock Burton, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tressie Hunt, Taylor County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Dale Pollard, 65, Columbia, KY (1950-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy Ann Tarter Naamani, Casey County, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray F. Thomas, 72, Columbia, KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy (Slim) Glen Murley, 84, Monroe Co., KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvester (R.V.) Stephens, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nabuko M. Wilson, 84, Dunnville, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Jesse R. (Kettle Creek Jack) Anderson, Monroe Co., KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet Lynn, 81, Casey County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Vibbert, 66, Cumberland Co., KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Howard Hamm, 86, Casey Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles T. Allen, 64 Taylor County, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethan Marion Gaskins, 66, Metcalfe Co., KY/Adair Co. native (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kanna Diane Smith, 20, Russell County, KY (1998-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Randall McPherson, 90, Cumberland County, KY/Monroe Co. native (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, April Hale, 13, Casey County, KY (2007-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Oneil Coffey, Jr., 75, Columbia, KY (1945-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clora (Lucille) Stotts, 89, Columbia, KY (1934-2024) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Arlin Wilson, 60, Russellville, KY (1960-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Dean Foster, 62, Burkesville, KY (1958-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louie D. Loy, 79, Columbia, KY (1944-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Marcum, 104, Campbellsville, KY (1916-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollen Coomer, Adair County, KY (1934-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen L. Gadberry, 61, Columbia, KY (1962-2024) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTNo School - Spring Break in Adair County | (ID:66708, Comment)
10:00amCTCancelled First Monday Siren test in Adair County: Recurrent, every first Monday event unless there is a possibility of inclement weather. --Mike Keltner, Adair County Emergency Management Director | (ID:66713, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Jay Brown, 63, Columbia, KY (1961-2024) | (ID:66734, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia City Council meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:66699, Comment)

 

































 
 
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