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Dorothy (Dotty) Bragg Coffey, Russell Co., KY (d. July 23, 2014)

She was a former Toyota employee and a member of the Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Sally Dickson Bragg. Her husband, Garry Coffey, Georgetown, KY, survives. She leaves four direct living descendants. Two sisters, Lois Wilson and Vola Bennett of Adair County, KY, survive.

Dorothy "Dotty" Coffey, age 59 of Georgetown, KY, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Baptist Health in Lexington.

Funeral services will be 12pm noon CT, on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Garlin Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY.

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2014-07-24 00:07:07 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Missing: Black dog - three white paws, one black paw

2014-07-23 - Russell Co., KY - Photo by CC Maque.
I am searching for my 8 month old female Australian Shepherd. She is all black with 3 white paws and white on her chest. She was last seen Saturday, July 19, 2014, on Jericho Road near the intersection of KY 76 & US 127, in Russell County, KY. If you have seen her please contact me at 740-412-3278 Thanks. Ashley Ccmaque.

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18th Annual Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association Flea Market is Sept. 6, 2014

By Cheryl Tillery, President, Tebb's Bend Battlefield Association

The Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association's 18th Annual Flea Market will be 7am-4pmCT/8am-5pmCT, Satuday, September 6, 2014, The association is now taking reservations for spaces at the flea market which will be held at various locations all along Tebbs Bend Road/Romines Loop, Campbellsville, KY, September 6. Space rental is $15. It will be held rain or shine. For space rental please contact Betty Williams at 270-465-4210, Donna Kerr at 270-789-3025 or Anita Brown at 270-789-2655. Proceeds from the flea market go for the maintenance of our beautiful cemetery and the battlefield area. Thanks Ed for all your help. It is greatly appreciated!!! - Cheryl Tillery, President, Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association.

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2014-07-23 11:35:45 | Comments

  Current Temperatures
Adair: 69 F
Casey: 69 · Cumberland: 70 · Green: 69
Metcalfe: 69 · Russell: 69 · Taylor: 69
Updated at 12:00am Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

Traffic/Construction: N High Street closed July 23-24, 2014

Public Notice. Received 11:05amCT; Posted at 11:10amCT

Wednesday and Thursday July 23 and 24, 2014, Stotts Construction Company, Inc. will be working on North High Street in Columbia, KY. North High Street is the street which runs beside Stotts and Phelps Funeral Home between Greensburg Street and Merchant Street. North High Street will be closed during construction. We ask the public to avoid these areas where possible and to expect some delays in traffic.

We want to thank you in advance for your patience as we make these necessary upgrades to better serve you our customers with better quality water service. We will keep you updated of construction and street closings as construction progresses. - Tammy Stotts, Stotts Construction Co. Inc. and - Jennifer Carter , Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District

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2014-07-23 10:57:34 | Comments

July 15, 2014 Adair Grand Jury returns indictments

The Adair County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 15 individuals, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Adair Circuit Court, Adair Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Those indicted were:

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2014-07-23 10:08:52 | Comments

Events scheduled for today, July 24, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
MidnightCTTraffic/Waterline Construction: N High Street closed today
(ID:29380 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
7:00amCTAdair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
Open 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday; 7am-12pm noon CT, Saturdays. (ID:29040 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
8:00amCTCAUD server down July 23-24, 2014 limited service today
Columbia/Adair Utilities, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY (ID:29378 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
11:00amCTServices, Summer Shade, KY, for Reid Welsh, Metcalfe Co., KY (1938-2014) (ID:29372 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:29074 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
1:00pmCTSecond Beth Wilson beekeeping class
Topic: Diseases of bees; premature swarming
Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY (ID:29300 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
2:00pmCTEdmonton Primary Care will hold open house in new location
Edmonton Primary Care, 112 Sartin Drive, Edmonton, KY (ID:29323 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Adair Co. Middle School Site Based Council special session
Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY (ID:29383 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
4:00pmCTFood Preservation Marathon: Waterbath & Pressure Cooking at Taylor Co. Extension Office, 1143 S Columbia AV, Campbellsville, KY (ID:28795 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections (ID:29107 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:30pmCTVacation Bible School nightly, 5:30pm-8pmCT, July 22-25, 2014
Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY (ID:29255 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School, 6pm-8pmCT, July 21-25, 2014 at Glens Fork United Methodist Church. 124 Hwy 900 Road, Columbia KY, in the Glens Fork community (ID:29341 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
Gradyville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY (ID:29364 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
6:30pmCTAl-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY (ID:29167 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above, a printable version of today's events, and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Submission Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

CAUD server down Wednesday-Thursday, July 23-24, 2014

Office open, but with limited service. No Credit/Debit Card Payments accepted for two days

Columbia/Adair Utilities District will be migrating to a new server today, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and tomorrow, Thursday, July 24, 2014. During this time we will not be able to take credit/debit card payments in the office, over the phone or on our web site.

We will have limited access to customer account information, but will be open for all other business. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this migration and hope to have our system back up and running by Friday, July 25, 2014. Thank you. -Jennifer Carter, Office Manager, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY 42728. Phone 270-384-2181I

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2014-07-23 08:46:13 | Comments

Scenic Kentucky: Pea Ridge Trail at Salato Wildlife Center

2014-07-23 - Franklin County, KY - Photo by Pen. Taken on The Pea Ridge Loop Trail, a moderately strenuous 2.7 mile "primitive" trail that starts outside the Salato Wildlife Center just outside of Frankfort, KY.

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The Flatwoods community, Adair Co., KY has access to 4G LTE

Bluegrass Cellular expands 4G LTE Network in Adair County. Improvements done in partnership with Verizon Wireless. , Bluegrass became the first regional carrier to partner with Verizon's LTE in Rural America (LRA) program. As a result of the partnership, Bluegrass is building a high-speed network in Central Kentucky that will be available to Verizon customers as well as its own. In return, Bluegrass Cellular customers have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network throughout the entire United States
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Elizabethtown, KY - (July 22, 2014) - More residents in Adair County now have access to 4G LTE, the most-advanced 4G network, on their Bluegrass Cellular mobile devices. As part of a system-wide 4G LTE development project, Bluegrass announced Tuesday, July 22, 2014 that it has expanded its high-speed nationwide 4G LTE network into The Flatwoods community of South Adair County, KY.

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2014-07-23 06:27:25 | Comments | See topic Technology News

The 5th Bull Run Charity Music Festival, Sat., July 26, 2014

One of South Central Kentucky's Premier Music Events. Classic Sterlings are back in the entertainment lineup, with two new members, including, in the entire history of the band, a female musician. Stacey Hatcher will be preparing the food. Admission is free, but everyone who is able to is asked to contribute to the wonderful charities which benefit: WHAS Crusade for Children, Kosair Charities, Relay for life, and, since 2013, money is set aside to help local cancer patients and their families, much as the wonderful "We Care" program in Cumberland County does. Donations to the auction are greatly appreciated. - CM
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By Easton Bryant

The 5th Annual Bull Run Music Charity Music Festival will be this Saturday, July 26, 2013, starting at 3pmCT, at 1601 Bull Run Road, Columbia, KY with music throughout the day and silent auction ending at 8pmCT.

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2014-07-23 04:50:51 | Comments

New parking lot ramp at ACHS

2014-07-23 - ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia KY - Photo CM staff photo. A more versatile afternoon entry and exit pattern was created with this short ramp onto the Adair County High Parking lot, which doubles as primary parking for athletics events at ACHS Football Stadium and the Softball Field. The exit will primarily help with quicker exits and entries from the campus' northern most two access points via Indian Drive and Booster Drive onto the Adair County Veterans Memorial Bypass. The work is being done by Brockman Construction Co., on campus now for the demolition of John Adair Intermediate School and Col. Wm. Casey Elementary School. Superintendent Alan W. Reed said he hopes to have the ramp paved in the future, but noted that a soft rain on the gravel had helped to harden the surface, which was smoothed by traffic. - CM

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USMC training fantastic opportunity for young men

Jon Halsey writes:
Fantastic opportunity for these young men and congratulations for gamely taking part.

As proud as I am of these young athletes, I still experienced some painful memories of hot, hot summer months of 1960 at Camp Bullis arguing which was worse: lying on your back among sand fleas or among sand burrs.

There was a general proscription against holding maneuvers when "Maggie's drawers" were flying. This, in reference to Red Flags displayed all over the Camp to indicate that the Heat Index had topped 100. We always marveled at how many Platoon Leaders were color blind and couldn't seem to make out the color red.

I wouldn't trade the experience for all the tea in China, but I sure would be proud to lose the memories. - Jon Halsey
Comments re article 68658 ACHS Football players get tough USMC training

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2014-07-22 19:42:52 | Comments | See topic Commentary

Casey County pursuit leads to arrest of Russell Co., KY man

During chase, driver collides with one KSP cruiser and three Casey County Sheriff's Office cruisers. Chase comes to halt after Stinger deployment flattens tow tires on fleeing vehicle, allowing law enforcement vehicles to surround vehicle. Police believe driver fled because of outstanding warrants and suspended license.
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY, KY 33-year-old Brandon C. Roy has been arrested on multiple charges following a pursuit today in Casey County. Casey County Deputies initiated a pursuit today just after 2pmET.

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2014-07-22 17:14:35 | Comments | See topic Kentucky State Police

ACHS Football players get tough USMC training

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By Cathy Luttrell
News from the Adair County High School Football team

On Monday night, July 20, the Adair County High School football team participated in a Marine Corp Combat Training Exercise. The training was conducted by three marines. The training consisted of a vigorous 200 yard warm up, an 880 yard sprint, followed by two minutes of non-stop repetitions of a 30 pound amo can lifts over their heads.

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2014-07-22 16:10:25 | Comments

Vacation Bible School is July 26, 2014, at Melson Ridge UBC

Vacation Bible School will be 10am-2pmCT, Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Melson Ridge United Baptist Church 3082 Melson Ridge Road, Columbia, Ky. Bible School Theme "Gone Fishing." Lunch will be served. Everyone is invited to come join us. - Nadene Baker

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2014-07-22 16:04:56 | Comments

Wildflowers of KY: Coneflower amid Queen Annes Lace

2014-07-23 - Allen Schoolhouse Road, Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
Queen Anne's Lace is extraordinarly beautiful in late even sunlight, especially when a little coneflower is mixed in, as it is in random roadside bouquets along Adair County byways this time of year. Never tried it, but the Wikipedia entry Daucus Carota has a paragraph about changing the color of the white flowers of Queen Anne's lace by putting the stems in colored water, letting the flowers take on the color of the water. Many of us remember, that, as kids, the flowers were allowed in the house because they'd carry bugs with them. Interestingly, this same article cites a conflict in agriculture: The plant, the article says, has proven beneficial to tomato production and is a beneficial weed. On the other hand, a powerful bureacracy, the USDA, lists it as a noxious week, and a pest in pastures, according to the Wikipedia entry. - CM

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CAUD Boil Water Advisory LIFTED area Downtown Columbia

Received 1:52pmCT; Posted 1:54pmCT.
(Notice LIFTS Boil water in this advisory: CAUD Boil Water Advisory Issued for area of Downtown Columbia, KY.)

As of 1:55pmCT on July 22, 2014, the boil water advisory for residents from
the Justice Center up to the Square and from Justice Center to 207 Merchant Street, from Campbellsville Street around the square to Bank of Columbia, and on Greensburg Street to the Jail and North Monroe Street
has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water. Columbia/Adair Utilities District, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY 42728. Phone 270-384-2181

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2014-07-22 13:46:21 | Comments

Reid Welsh, Metcalfe Co., KY (1938-2014)

He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of Metcalfe County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Lee and Dollie Riddle Welsh. He leaves five direct living descendants. He worked as a welder in the agricultural industry
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Reid Welsh, age 75, of Edmonton, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at T J Samson Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11amCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Brother Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 3pmCT and continue at the funeral home until time of services on Thursday.

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2014-07-22 13:33:53 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Adair Farmers Market Tuesday afternoon July 22, 2014

The Adair County Farmers Market, Parking Lot, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY Fresh produce grown EXCLUSIVELY in Adair County. Tuesday mornings: 6am-10amCT; Tuesday afternoons - 2pm-6pmCT, Friday mornings - 6am-10amCT

By Barbara Amitage and Caitlin Helm
As told to

Here's who's here with what:
  • Barbara Armitage of Tucker's Station Farms 270-250-2979 - Blackberries, Green Beans, Green Peppers, Pink Heritage Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Sweet Banana Peppers, Fresh Garlic, Sweet Yellow Onions, Blackberry Jams, Salsa's.
  • Darrell Bunnell, Coview Farms, Coburg, KY, 270-384-5412: Yellow squash. Cucumbers. Potatoes. Peppers.
  • Caitlin Helm, Lonely Acre Farm, 270-378-0576: Honeywheat Bread. Zucchini Bread. Cranberry Carrot Cake.

Many vendors at Adair County Farmer's Market accept WIC and Seniors vouchers and credit and debit cards. Vendors have been certified in Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), and a certified management practice to aid in ensuring safe and wholesome foods. For more information Adair County Farmers Market, contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317. Nick Roy

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2014-07-22 13:12:24 | Comments | See topic Food

What's Cooking in Columbia Today
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37 Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 24
Happy Anniversary, Douglas and Edath Johnson Bradshaw (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tim and Rhonda Bradshaw (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Ray Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystel M. Stephens (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Oakes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darin Taylor (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Oakes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donovan Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dyllon Reece Kermeen (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eldon Lane Furkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gina Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kingsley E. "Smitty" Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kynadie Brooklyn Hancock (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laura Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marley Corbin (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha Price Coffey (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Lee Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pat Hodge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie Dykes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birtthday, Kynadie Brooklyn Hancock (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adell Brown Smith, Russell Springs, KY (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgie Luttrell, Russell Co., KY (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew Wright, Jr., Adair Co. KY (1944-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coy Lee Godbey, Russell Springs, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert L. Miller , Mayor of Campbellsville, KY for 33 years (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Brock, Adair Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Aaron Thomas Davis, formerly of Cumberland Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth M. Dunkin, Casey Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee Cundiff, Adair County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Genola Ripley, Adair County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle Wise, Taylor County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Olene Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elnor (Ann) Neat, Dunnville, KY (1922-2013) | (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.


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