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Adair County 4-H cancellation for Monday January 17

By Tony Rose

The Adair County 4-H country ham curing that was scheduled for Monday, January 17, 2022, has been postponed until Tuesday, January 18, 2022. More details about curing day on Tuesday, January 18 will be out in the morning.


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2022-01-16 20:46:09 | Comments


Road crews clearing with large and smaller trucks


2022-01-16 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Vicky Pike of Miss Vicky's Pampered Angus Ranch.
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 4:29pmCT -- Today the State Road crews in my neighborhood have been out since the snow began, clearing the Cumberland Parkway, an A-route, and ramps and the Hwy 61 bridge over the Parkway. Just now a smaller truck with salt made another run behind the bigger truck here in the Walmart area with another pass to be sure things were in good shape. So good to see our crews taking such pride in their work. Great job guys.


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TJRH Winter Weather Update for Monday, January 17, 2022

By Stacey Biggs

To allow for safe travel for our patients, team members, and providers, most T.J. Regional Health facilities will open on a delayed scheduled on Monday morning.

T.J. Samson and T.J. Health Columbia, along with the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home remain open 24/7.

Delayed Opening:
  • All T.J. Rural Health Clinics and the Glasgow Family Medicine Center will open at 9amCT on Monday, January 17, 2022.

  • The T.J. Health Pavilion, including Urgent Care and the Retail Pharmacy will open at 9amCT on Monday, January 17. Dialysis will open on its regular schedule.
Patients who have appointments prior to the delayed opening at these facilities will be contacted to reschedule.


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2022-01-16 20:07:09 | Comments | See topic Health Care

Current Local Conditions
Adair: 29 F
Casey: 29 · Cumberland: 30 · Green: 30
Metcalfe: 33 · Russell: 29 · Taylor: 30
Updated at 10:00pm Sunday, January 16, 2022
  High/Low: 34 F / 27 F
SLP: 1001.5
Wind: W at 4
Dewpoint: 28 F
Relative Humidity: 96.9%
Precipitation: 0.36 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


KYTC crews battling Winter Storm Izzy

By Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - Winter Storm Izzy has brought heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions to many areas of Kentucky, especially in Central Kentucky and the corridors of southern Interstate 75 and eastern I-64. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snow and ice crews have been working throughout the day to help keep traffic moving.

"As always with major winter storms, public safety is our top concern and our top priority," Gov. Andy Beshear said. "The single most important and effective way to stay safe in extreme winter conditions is to strictly limit travel and remain at home as long as possible."

The National Weather Service at Louisville predicted heaviest accumulations - up to 8 inches - along and east of a line from the Lake Cumberland region, up through the I-75 corridor.

The combination of heavy snow and intermittently steep terrain made I-75 in southern Kentucky a particular trouble spot, with stop-and-go traffic between Mount Vernon and London. Along the eastern I-64 corridor, heavy snow quickly re-covers roadways after they have been plowed.


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2022-01-16 20:05:19 | Comments


HAM Radio is an active service in Central Kentucky

HAM Radio is a strategic part of emergency communications. The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Club (CKARC) is an involved section of large-scale emergency operations when communications have been compromised or are in need of supplementation. This is a three-part story on the vital service in our area. First we look at the background.

Dave Leach, President

Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Club (CKARC) was formed December 16, 1966 in Campbellsville, KY. by eight voting members. Then just two years later it proceeded to incorporate. The original incorporators were Buckner Miller, Paul Smith, and Hershel Dabney.


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2022-01-16 15:09:58 | Comments

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Scenic Adair Co.: Snow falling on New Columbia


2022-01-16 - Greater Bliss, KY - Photo by Vicky Pike of Miss Vicky\'s Pampered Angus Ranch.
Miss Vicky captured this photo looking at New Columbia with snow falling, from Greater Bliss on Sunday, January 16, 2022.


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Haiku by Robert Stone for January 16, 2022
For Day 16 of 2022. There are 349 days remaining in 2022.

What young agree to
may beget futile anger
done in later years.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 16 January 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3778


There is no more text for this article. Posted on 2022-01-16 08:32:10

Letter: Oak at Clifty Creek has rings

Donna Rieder writes:
In response to Billy Joe Fudges' tree, I have an old Oak on my property that has rings exactly like that, and they're evenly spaced about 6' apart all the way up the tree.

Those are old barbed-wire scars, from when people would use trees as fence posts.
Re: Kentucky Color: Midriff Bulge


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2022-01-16 14:59:44 | Comments

KYTC District 8: Motorists advised to avoid unnecessary travel

By Amber Hale

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 highway crews are out treating routes this morning as another round of winter weather moves into the district.

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all ten counties in District 8. (KYTC District 8 is responsible for maintaining state highways in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties.) Weather forecasts are calling for mixed precipitation with snow accumulations up to 8 inches.

Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel. If you must travel, motorists should expect hazardous travel conditions.

The following measures will help keep motorists safe and prepared:


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2022-01-16 09:26:33 | Comments

Trinity UMC canceling in-person services

Trinity UMC is canceling in-person services on Sunday, January 16, 2022, due to the weather. You may view online message with Dr. Curt Lee at 9:30amCT. The message can be found on Facebook or YouTube at Trinityumccolumbiaky.

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2022-01-16 08:47:36 | Comments | See topic Church News

Feeding goes on, no matter what


2022-01-16 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Tommy Bailey.
Tommy writes, "Donald White heading out to another section of his farm to supply much needed food for his cattle."


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Sunday weather update: Wintry mix, changing to PM snow

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY, updated the Winter Storm Warning at 2:32amCT on Sunday, January 16, 2022, for counties including Adair, Casey, Barren, Metcalfe and Russell.

Expect rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 2pmCT, changing over to snow after 3pmCT. The snow could be heavy at times. Sunday's high will be near 35. North wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. A light glaze of ice less than one tenth of an inch is also possible, and total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches is possible.

The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until MidnightCT. Travel could become difficult. Higher snow totals could result in a few power outages due to the wet nature of the snow. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For Kentucky Road Conditions please visit http://goky.ky.gov.


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2022-01-16 08:46:36 | Comments

Sparksville Nazarene Church to have online services

Sparksville Nazarene Church will not have in person services today due to the weather. They will have Facebook live services starting at 10:45amCT. - Jane Sparks

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2022-01-16 08:44:12 | Comments | See topic Church News

Church services canceled at New Life for the Nations

From Pastor Gerald Reliford

The church services at New Life for the Nations are canceled this morning, January 16, 2022, due to the weather. Pastor Shirley will have a FaceTime live devotional at 9:30amCT.


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2022-01-16 08:34:43 | Comments | See topic Church News

Betty's closed on Sunday due to weather

Betty's Country Cooking will be closed today, January 16, 2022, due to weather conditions.

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2022-01-16 08:28:03 | Comments

Snow begins after lunchtime Sunday


2022-01-16 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
After lunchtime Sunday, January 16, 2022, snow is coming down hard. The winter storm warning continues until midnight.


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Charity Baptist cancels Sunday services

Sunday services at Charity Baptist Church have been canceled. - Janet Biggs

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2022-01-16 08:26:41 | Comments | See topic Church News

Saloma Baptist to hold online Sunday services

Sunday morning update: Bro. John Chowning sends word that due to the ice already on the ground and predictions for more this Sunday, January 16, 2022, Saloma Baptist Church will hold no in-person services, but will be on Facebook live stream at 10amCT/11amET.

Congregations all over the area have had to watch the weather predictions about Sunday snow accumulations and decide how to hold services today.


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2022-01-15 16:36:08 | Comments | See topic Church News

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 16
Happy Anniversary, Doug and Pat Ferguson (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Sharon Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ramie and Rachel Hutchison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alyssa Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bart Wesley Pelston (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brie DeShae Hughes (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Genette McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Griffitt Owen Powell (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marian Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Paradee (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Savannah Bennett-Gordon (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timothy Wayne Franklin (2004) | (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.

Chamber memberships open for 2022 renewal

By Ellen Zornes, Executive Director

With the coming of the new year, it's time to renew Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce memberships. We look forward to heralding your successes and having your continued affiliation.

The membership form with rates is found on our website www.columbia-adaircounty.com with all the pertinent information needed. Email to coladair@duo-county.com or drop the form in the mail to PO Box 116, Columbia, KY 42728. For your convenience we accept cash, check or debit/credit cards. Just choose the most convenient for your business or organization.

We are proud to hold ribbon cuttings, The LWC Wares Fair, 'To the Nines' Shop Local events and our Christmas in Columbia celebration and Christmas Parade - all to celebrate our community and to keep our local businesses moving forward.


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2022-01-15 13:59:09 | Comments

Letter: Grew up next to where Concord School stood

Ken Page writes:
I grew up next to where the Concord school stood. My family bought the Johnnie Young log house and farm. The property was long from front to back.

Johnnie named the big field 'Cubie', around the time of Spanish-American War fought in Cuba. Johnnie would tell his wife as he headed of to the back field "If anyone ask for me, tell them I've gone to Cubie".

Another clearing on the farm was named the June New ground which was cleared by June Spoon.
Re: Concord School, Fairplay, KY, 1909


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2022-01-15 13:12:01 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Kentucky Color: Midriff Bulge


2022-01-16 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe writes, "This White Oak is suffering from a little 'midriff bulge'. Midriff bulge is a term I remember from a commercial back in the sixties, I believe. And 'no' is the answer to your question, I've never seen an anomaly quite like it. It appears that something like a metal ring off an old wooden barrel may have been placed around the tree which the tree over grew with scar tissue. That happens a lot when foreign objects are encountered by trees.

There is an old wagon trail right next to the tree connecting the creek with the top of the ridge. I suspect the road was used to transport water and or liquid corn from the depths of the Great Wooded South to a thirsty population in the Weed Ridge and Meat Skin Road area."


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January Virtual Healthy Baby Workshops

All pregnant and up to 2 months postpartum moms--as well as their significant others-are invited to either of two Virtual Healthy Baby Workshops in January, provided by the RPC KY MOMs program, to discuss protecting your baby's health:
  • January 20, 2022, from 1:30pmET to 3:30pmET
  • January 27, 2022, from 1:30pmET to 3:30pmET
Register by calling Sarah Knifley at (606) 679-9425.

Participating mothers will receive a $5 gift card for registering and $15 gift card for completing the workshop. Gift cards will be mailed to participants. (In order to receive the gift cards, you must not have previously attended this class during the same pregnancy.)

This class is for individuals in the following counties: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor & Wayne.


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2022-01-15 10:30:23 | Comments | See topic Health Care

Short takes from the Adair Co. News, page 1, mid-January 1922

By JIM

All sorts of brief announcements and ads dotted the front page of the mid-January 1922 editions of the Adair County News:

S.L. Coffey wanted to trade an eight-year-old mare (in foal with a mule colt) for a saddle horse. Interested parties were invited to call on Mr. Coffey at the Sheriff's Office.

Mrs. Rachel Grissom offered for sale "One Reed baby carriage, Davenette, Bernice Martin bedstead, complete Victor talking machine."

Recently out-of-office Sheriff Cortez Sanders notified those who hadn't yet paid their 1921 taxes to settle with him at once "and save cost." Meanwhile, Mr. Sanders had already made the transition from lawman to newly hired assistant cashier at the First National Bank of Columbia.


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2022-01-15 10:24:33 | Comments | See topic Jim: History

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

Betty's Country Cooking
MENU | 2339 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY (MAP) Phone 270-384-5664 | Non-smoking. Breakfast served anytime. Credit Cards accepted. Temporary Hours: Monday through Friday 10amCT til 5pmCT, Saturdays 7amCT-5pmCT
Betty's Country Cooking will be closed today due to weather conditions. Thank you for understanding, and we are sorry for any inconvenience.


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
SUNDAY SPECIAL: BURRITO CALIFORNIA Choice of Large Burrito stuffed with Beef or Chicken, Beans Rice Lettuce Sour Cream and Topped with Cheese Dip. $8.25

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



Story Time with Ms. Aleina: Sergio Makes A Splash


Ms. Aleina with the Adair County Public Library reads Sergio Makes A Splash for Story Time.

Previous Story Time: Story Time with Ms. Aleina: The Napping House Wakes Up


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2022-01-15 10:21:32 | Comments | See topic Education

CU: Ruiz and Brown lead Food for Thought on microaggressions

By Scarlett Birge

Campbellsville, KY - "Racism isn't always overt," Kayla Brown, youth program coordinator for Partners for Youth Foundation Inc. of Lexington, Ky., said recently at a meeting at Campbellsville University.

"It can be very subtle and nuanced in this age."

Brown and her mother, Dr. Carey Ruiz, associate professor of sociology and director of diversity and community at the university, discussed microaggressions for CU's Food for Thought in the Badgett Academic Support Center Banquet Hall.


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2022-01-15 10:17:04 | Comments | See topic Campbellsville University

Sunday morning has icy start


2022-01-16 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
7:30amCT -- It's an icy start to this Sunday morning, January 16, 2022. The winter storm is moving as predicted and the warnings are for possible snow on top of the ice up to 3-5 inches.


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Governor urges Kentuckians to brace for winter weather

By Crystal Staley/Chuck Wolfe/Angie Van Berkel

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear is urging caution on the roadways across the commonwealth this weekend following the National Weather Service's prediction of snow for many regions of Kentucky overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Wet, heavy snow - possibly mixed with some sleet and freezing rain - will be possible all-day Sunday, creating an opportunity for power outages in the southern and eastern portions of the state. The Governor asked Kentuckians to visit GOKy.Ky.gov to track hazardous road conditions across the commonwealth.

"Kentuckians should take time now to plan and prepare for the pending weather, so that we can keep as many people as possible off the roads overnight Saturday and Sunday," Gov. Beshear said. "If you must travel, please drive slowly."

Snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches are expected in the eastern region of the state, south of the Bluegrass and Western Kentucky parkways. Areas between Christian County to the west and Laurel County to the east also can expect a glaze of ice. Snow accumulations of 1 to 6 inches are expected in Northern, Central and Western Kentucky.


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2022-01-15 10:15:34 | Comments


Remembrances for January 16
In Memory Birthday, Chris Ann Neat, Columbia, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Ann Neat Hixson, Columbia, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melvin Cravens, Liberty, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Lee Coffman, Casey Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lafe Cave, Taylor County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Reliford, Adair County, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Talbert Thomas Crawford, 51, Russell County, KY (1961 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Fred Capps, Sr., Cumberland County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Nannie Morine Walker York, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Colleen Perkins, Russell Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lynn Loftin Waldrop, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Sneed, Adair County, KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett (Chappie) Clark, Adair County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gleno Parnell, Adair County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Robertson, 96, Russell Co., KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Elaine Bennett, Columbia, KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Ollie (PeeWee) Noe, Green County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lucy Coyle, 61, Campbellsville, KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie Lee Cunningham, 70, Meade County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Mann, 66, Elk Horn, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr. , Taylor County, KY (1920-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Gregory, 70, Taylor County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie Giles Murray, 67, Knifley, Adair County, KY (1951-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Tucker-Hayes, 85, Russell Co., KY native (1936-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Cowan, 92, Adair County, KY (1928-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Burress Livesay, 91, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn A. Coffey, 81, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita (Neadie) Louise Burns McKinney, 60, Green Co., KY (1960-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Fletcher, 61, Campbellsville, KY (1957-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Lewis Burton, 73, Adair Co., KY native (1947-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Earl (Shortie) Ray, Jr., 47, Green County, KY (1974-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah E. Taylor, 87, Jamestown, KY (1933-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Robert Miller, 74, Columbia, KY (1947-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

 





























 
 
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