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Special Called ACHS SBDM Council meeting

By Chad A. Parnell, Principal
Adair County High School

The ACHS School-Based Decision Making Council will have a special called meeting at 4pmCT on Monday, August 15, 2022, in the Library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the meeting will be to review applications and possibly make recommendations for a vacant assistant coaching position.


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2022-08-13 10:11:01 | Comments | See topic Education


Sunset at the end of a perfect 10


2022-08-13 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
This day was referred to as a "perfect ten" at the start of the Farmers Market and the weather stayed that way throughout a beautiful Saturday, August 13, 2022 until dark.


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Carol Perkins: The Wind and the Window

Previous Column: Fried Chicken Blues

By Carol Perkins

Before we left for what I call our "Covid" cruise, I pushed my patio furniture against the back wall of the porch under the roof. I hadn't moved any of it when the rain came that caught me in its path.

I took my coffee to my favorite wicker rocking chair under the porch and thought about the day. What I was going to do, that sort of thing. When the sprinkles began, I didn't go inside but enjoyed watching as it grew a little steadier, bouncing off my flowers. I took pictures and sent to my granddaughter to rub in the fact we had rain and they had had nothing but drought for two months.

As I continued to snap pictures, the rain fell more rapidly and harder. I backed my chair under the roof, but still had no room to escape the blowing rain. Guy opened the patio door, "Don't you think you need to come inside?" I looked at my dilemma. "I can't get through the furniture." He laughed as the rain soaked me.

In seconds, the rain and wind joined forces. I knew I was in trouble when the hail hit the deck.


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2022-08-12 15:09:55 | Comments | See topic Carol Perkins

Current Local Conditions
Adair: 64 F
Casey: 65 · Cumberland: 67 · Green: 67
Metcalfe: 67 · Russell: 65 · Taylor: 67
Updated at 10:30pm Saturday, August 13, 2022
  High/Low: 82 F / 55 F
SLP: 1015.8
Wind: NE at 0
Dewpoint: 63 F
Relative Humidity: 95.2%
Precipitation: 0 in. today

Kentucky Mesonet Links:
Adair County - Casey County - Cumberland County - Metcalfe County - Taylor County

National Weather Service Links:
Burkesville. Campbellsville. Columbia. Edmonton. Greensburg. Jamestown. Liberty. Russell Springs


Republican Party to meet Thu Aug 25

From Gina Baker

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Adair County Republican Party will be at 6pmCT on Thursday, August 25, 2022. All registered Republicans voters and those considering registering as a Republican are invited to attend.

The Adair County Republican Party meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month in the basement of the Adair County Courthouse Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, Kentucky.


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2022-08-12 15:05:15 | Comments


Arlin J. Scott, 83, Adair Co., KY native (1939-2022)

Arlin J. Scott of Campbellsville died on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab. He was 83 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Pastor David Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Milltown Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2022-08-12 15:02:50 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Events scheduled for today, August 13, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. | Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTTrace Pitman 5K at Trace Pitman Greenway city park in Campbellsville (ID:63463 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
8:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library closed today (ID:63587 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Diabetes info from LCDHD at Saturday Farmers Market on the Square (ID:63593 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
11:00amCTCommunity Outreach Backpack Bash at Miller Park in Campbellsville (ID:63506 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTSaturday night service at Amandaville Christian Church (ID:63592 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Contact Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Scenic Adair County - garden blossoms


2022-08-13 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.

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Haiku by Robert Stone for August 13, 2022
For Day 225 of 2022. There are 140 days remaining in 2022.

Why care that one who
gives bad dinner and poor wine
lives a moral life.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 13 August 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3987


There is no more text for this article. Posted on 2022-08-13 10:09:32

Cattle farming classes to begin in September

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

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will offer their third installment of Beef Basics, a course designed especially for beginning cattle farmers.

Join us for this 5 course session for a mixture of classroom, hands-on, and on farm learning. Classes will be held once a month from September through January with each class last 3-4 hours. Call (270) 384-2317 for more information.


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2022-08-12 12:35:02 | Comments

Transfer Station back

From Bridget Compton

Update, 1:26pmCT: All equipment issues have been repaired and the Transfer Station is open.

Due to mechanical issues the Adair County Transfer Station will be closed temporarily. They are working on getting the equipment fixed but stated it could be Monday before repairs are finished. Please call before you go to see if they are up and going at (270)-384-6014.


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2022-08-12 10:51:53 | Comments

Diabetes info at Saturday Farmers Market on the Square

By Donna Jones

Do you need information on diabetes? Jeanetta Heeg, CHW, Diabetes Education, Diabetes R.E.A.C.H. CHW Program from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department will be at Farmers Market on the Square on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 8amCT to 1pmCT with information and help with questions.


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2022-08-12 09:28:46 | Comments


Weather a Perfect 10


2022-08-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
It's a ten - Sully the bread man can't say enough about the weather for FM2 this Saturday morning, August 13, 2022. He said, "This is a 10."


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Saturday night service at Amandaville Christian Church

From W. M. Feese, Jr

Everyone is invited to worship at Amandaville Christian Church, 7379 Crocus Creek Road, Burkesville, KY, at 6pmCT on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Special singing by Dick Scholl and preaching by Paul Patton.


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2022-08-12 09:26:17 | Comments | See topic Church News

Genealogy and History Research Center: Collections Part 10


Mike Watson talks about the Margie Coffey Collections in this 10th installment of the series about using resources at the Adair County Genealogy and History Research Center.

See also:


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2022-08-12 09:20:38 | Comments

7-County Area Courts for Fri 12 Aug 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, August 12, 2022, 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: 25 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 4 events Circuit Court. 11 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


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2022-08-12 09:17:13 | Comments

Happy 21st Birthday, first grandchild

By Linda Waggener
Journal - August 12, 2001 - It's a boy!

I groped for the phone, disoriented by the vague fear that comes automatically with a late night alarm bell, face distorted from having fallen asleep on page 186 of Cathie Pelletier's Beaming Sonny Home where Mattie's son, Sonny, is releasing the poodle he'd taken hostage.

Stumbling over the coffee table during the second ring reminded me I'd been on the couch instead of in my bed because, at the normal ten-thirty-or-eleven going-to-bed time, I'd been wide awake and achy from the extreme heat and humidity of Saturday, August 11.

The third ring began, "hello?"


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2022-08-12 09:09:36 | Comments

Splash Pad groundbreaking will be August 17


2022-08-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo of drawing from Mayor Pam Hoots.
A groundbreaking celebration will be held on Wednesday, August 17, at 11:30amCT for Columbia's long-awaited Splash Pad. The event will be held at the Fairgrounds Street City Park.


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Time Capsule thief arrested in Greensburg

By Larry J Smith

A Greensburg man was arrested after digging up the 2004 time capsule that had been buried on the old courthouse lawn.

Greensburg Police Chief Wayne Hedgespeth said that Danny Richards was observed Sunday night, August 7, 2022 carrying what a appeared to be a large rock in downtown Greensburg.

After investigating, officers with Greensburg Police Department discovered that the object was not a rock, it was the time capsule that had been buried in 2004 on the historic courthouse lawn.


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2022-08-12 03:06:33 | Comments | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Sulphur Well Homecoming is August 20th and 21st

The annual Sulphur Well Homecoming is coming up in Metcalfe County Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21, 2022

Food, craft, entertainment and merchandise vendors, plus a Cruise-In. Bring a lawn chair!

Vendors open at noon Saturday with Children's games, including bicycle rodeo, relays, and pet show getting started at 4pm. Talent Showcase at 6pm. All talents and ages are welcome to participate.


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2022-08-12 02:45:34 | Comments

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 13
Happy Birthday, Ashley Daniel (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Calvin Aaron (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Burton (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clara Mae Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Devonna Vanarsdall McVay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Bault | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenda Evans | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hayden Hancock (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Firquin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mandy Bauer (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Marguerite Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Helen Bennett (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peyton Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Grant Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Warren Hickerson | (Updates/Corrections)
View all birthdays and anniversaries for this month and next month on our Celebrations Page. Submit your birthday or anniversary using our Contact Form.

Budget Committee Meeting

From Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet at 8amCT on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.


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2022-08-11 14:32:53 | Comments | See topic Local Government

Green River Ministries Work/Renovate Days

From Ayla Hargis, Executive Director
Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter

Hometown Connect is partnering with the community to come in and help us renovate the homeless shelter as it has been several years since this has happened. Some projects include painting, new flooring, removing old furniture, replacing other furniture and replacing some lighting fixtures along with possibly replacing showers.

This work weekend is scheduled for August 19-21, 2022, and we need all the help we can get! If you can donate monetarily, supplies or come help us one/all of those days please reach out as we would greatly appreciate it!

Green River Ministries is located at 55 Clem Haskins Blvd, Campbellsville, KY.


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2022-08-11 13:35:47 | Comments

Exploring the future


2022-08-12 - Photo by Mom, Amy Waggener.
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our first grandchild!! August 12th will always be Graham Waggener day in our family. - LW


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Farm Fresh Days celebrates dishes made with local ingredients

From Lisa Tolliver

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Proud(R) Farm Fresh Days is a reminder to eat fresh, eat local, and eat out.

The 10-day culinary celebration, set for Aug. 13-22, will feature enticing dishes made with local farm ingredients at several of the best restaurants across the commonwealth.


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2022-08-11 13:32:14 | Comments

Evening Farmers Market is Friday in Edmonton

There will be no morning market Friday, August 12, 2022 in Edmonton as the Farmers Market will be held at nighttime with a special Customer Appreciation event.

Food, music and fellowship will begin at 5pmCT. (Bring a lawn chair).


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2022-08-11 08:48:49 | Comments

What's Cooking in Columbia Today
Click restaurant names for hours, directions, and prices.

Betty's Country Cooking
MENU 2339 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY - Phone 270-384-5664. Bettys is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:30amCT to 8pmCT, and on Sunday from 8amCT to 3pmCT. Breakfast served anytime. Credit Cards accepted. Non-smoking.
On the hot bar today, Saturday, August 13, 2022:
Catfish, Tenderloin, Baked Ham, Turkey and Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Macaroni and Cheese, Pinto Beans, Candied Yams, Cabbage Casserole, Brussels Sprouts, Corn Nuggets, Hushpuppies, Rolls, Corn Bread, Cranberry Salad

Come In, Grab A Plate, & Enjoy!


Black Stallion Steakhouse
202 Will Walker Rd., Columbia, KY. 270-380-1800. Open seven days a week 11am to 10pmCT.
Nonsmoking. Credit cards accepted. Private rooms available. Full Bar Seating, Beer & Wine, 7-days a week

Updated hours: Black Stallion will be open today from 11amCT to 9pmCT!

Steaks & Ribs, Seafood, Chicken, Combinations and Vegetarian Platters, Sides, Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, Wraps, Burgers

Click here to read our menu (PDF)



Fiesta Mexico of Columbia
819 Jamestown St., Columbia KY. 270-384-6004. Hrs.: 10:30amCT daily; Sun, 11amCT
Authentic Mexican Restaurant
SATURDAY SPECIAL: BURRITO FIESTA - Large flour tortilla field with seasoned ground beef or tender chunks of chicken, with Mexican rice and beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. $7.25

Appetizers & Salads, Combination Dinners, Vegetarian Combinations, Especial of the House Grill, Especial Seafood, Especial Steak, A La Carte Orders, Side Orders, Kids Menu, Desserts and Beverages.

Special: Pollo Fiesta A whole chicken breast filled with bacon and cheese, and covered with cheese dip. Comes with rice, beans, salad and tortillas.

We're open for distanced inside dining, and your call in orders are welcome!
--Roy Ayala



Akin family reunion is Oct 1st in Greensburg

An Akin Family Reunion will be held on October 1, 2022 at 11amCT at the American Legion Park, 1099 Legion Park Road, in Greensburg, KY.

Potluck at 12:30pm. Bring 1-2 covered dishes, serving spoon(s), plate(s), utensil(s), drink(s). Chicken provided. Please RSVP by Sep 24th by calling Col. Thomas Akin at (270) 805-1613.


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2022-08-10 22:45:30 | Comments

Library Closed Thursday-Sunday

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair County Public Library and Genealogy Center will be closed on Thursday, August 11, 2022, and will not open back up until Monday, August 15, 2022, due to blacktopping the parking lot.


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2022-08-10 17:28:40 | Comments

Sunrise over Green River Lake


2022-08-12 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by William Myers.
Photographer William Myers shares this good-morning picture, "Sunrise on Green River Lake, August 9, 2022 - 7:18:36amCT. The view is from 7393 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky."


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Revisit Knifley Homecoming and Festival is set for September 10

By Debbie Cowan

After a two year absence, Revisit Knifley is returning! The festival and homecoming, held in the Knifley community of Adair County, is set for Saturday, September 10, 2022.

The day will begin with a country ham breakfast and end with fireworks and offer many great activities and events in between. Plans are being made for a tractor show, a car show, Veterans program and motorcycle ride and live music. There will be vendor booths, kids activities including a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and a pedal tractor pull. Knifley memorabilia and historical items will be on display and there will also be an auction in the afternoon.

All activities will take place at or near the former Knifley Grade Center school at 12190 Knifley Road.

The planning committee is still actively seeking vendors and volunteers for the event. For more information, contact Lisa Greer at 270-469-0376.


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2022-08-10 17:25:59 | Comments


Remembrances for August 13
In Memory Birthday, Dale Lunsford, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Wayne Gaddie, Campbellsville, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Cottrell, SR.., Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Allen Simpson, Green Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cheyanne Elizabeth Barrows, Casey Co., KY (2010-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila Willis, Burkesville, KY (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Chewning Philpott, Adair Co. native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Spears Anderson, Cumberland Co., KY (1939-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Pelston, Adair Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal M. Clements, Dunnville, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amedeo Politano, Taylor Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Clements, Casey Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Lawson, Russell County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zelma Mae Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Noah Lee Peavley, 79, Hustonville, KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Osburn Roy, 75, Russell County, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie M. Hoosier, 75, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lathenia Hutchison Cornett, 84, Bow, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmie Edwards, 63, Center, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Ann Gaskin Ballenger, 80, Russell County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Pruitt, Sr., Green County, KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dallas R. Propes, Casey County, KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Aaron, 89, Adair County, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lora Mae Sallee Dudgeon, 79, Taylor County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gracie Wood, Taylor County, KY (1925-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl W. Loy, 91 Taylor County, KY (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Blaine McWhorter, 57, Russell Co., KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnold Joseph Lee, 73, Burkesville, KY (1940-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Dewey Ray Rooks, 75, Columbia, KY (1945-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henrietta Wilson, 85, Russell Springs, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Infant William Thomas Edwards (2017-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jinger Collette, 41, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Love Jackson, 93, Adair County, KY native (1926-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachael A. McKinney, 98, Russell Springs, KY (1918-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Dean (George) Medaris, 72, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Harold Yarberry, 64, Columbia, KY (1957-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Brithday, Mattie Frances Romines Jessee (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)

 






























 
 
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