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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over continues through New Year's

Office of Highway Safety, KSP remind motorists to plan a ride this holiday season

By Erin Eggen/Sgt. Josh Lawson

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" increased enforcement campaign runs Dec. 13, 2019 through Jan. 1, 2020.

"While the holiday season is a special time to visit with friends and family, many of these celebrations include alcohol," said KOHS Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. "Drunken driving-related crashes are 100 percent preventable. All we ask is that drivers make a plan for a sober ride home."

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2019-12-11 09:25:12 | Comments | Printable version

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Churches of Adair County: Columbia Seventh-Day Adventist Church

2019-12-11 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Izzy Langston.
COLUMBIA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH: 100 SDA Church Road, Columbia, KY – Saturday Services: 10amCT Bible Study for all ages. 11amCT Worship Service. Fellowship Lunch 1st and 3rd week of each month. Wednesday: 6:30pmCT Prayer and Bible Study. Friday: 6pmCT Vespers Service -- Singing, games and story for all ages. For more information contact our Pastor or check out our website. Pastor Christopher Langston: (817) 525-5577 Email: Website:

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Grimes honors iconic Kentuckians in Medallion Ceremony

By Lillie Ruschell

Frankfort, KY - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes honored four iconic Kentuckians for their unique contributions to the Commonwealth at a Medallion Ceremony held in the State Capitol Rotunda on Thursday. The honored recipients include Raoul Cunningham, Tamara Sandberg, Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams, III, and Mary Sue Helm.

The Medallion Award recognizes outstanding service and the furthering of the National Association of Secretaries of State's ("NASS") goals in elections, civic education, service to state government, or a commitment to philanthropic giving. It is the highest award that a Secretary of State can present.

"I am pleased to celebrate Raoul, Tamara, Ben and Mary Sue today for the countless sacrifices they have made in this Commonwealth and nation," said Grimes. "They have each made a huge impact respectively on civil rights, the initiative to end hunger in the Commonwealth, assisting our veterans, and the election process in Kentucky."

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2019-12-11 09:07:33 | Comments | Printable version

Kim Goodin will speak at Retired Teachers meeting 17 Dec 2019

The Retired Teachers quarterly meeting will be held Tuesday, December 17, 11amCT at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 201 Burkesville Street.

Please remember to bring canned goods for the Food Pantry and new children’s underwear for the Library’s ‘Drop Your Drawers’ event.

Kim Goodin will be our speaker. Any retired teacher living in Adair County is encouraged to attend regardless of where you taught.

2019-12-11 07:51:49 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Gift-giving traditions

Previous Column: Santa Stories

By Carol Perkins

One year when our grandchildren were small, the gifts under the tree were piled to the lowest branch and then beyond.

I was beyond crazy, but I was not alone and will never be. One of my good friends is a grandmother of two small girls, so for all holidays and other special occasions, she admits going overboard with her gifts. When she racked up fourteen for each this Christmas, she realized (with the reminder from her son) that she needed to back off. She wasn't the only one who bought for the children, so they were often overwhelmed.

As long as children are under the age of ten, we can shower them with "things," and they are happy even with the empty boxes. After the age of ten, we don't waste our money. If they don't pick out what they want or make a list, we might as well stand on the sidewalk and pass out ten-dollar bills.

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2019-12-11 07:30:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Albert Leslie Kilby, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2019)

Albert Leslie Kilby of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. He was 75 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Jimmie Graham. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 1pmET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2019-12-11 07:24:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Beshear appoints all new KY Board of Education

By Jack Brammer and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader

Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday in his first day in office to create a new state school board. He said in the order that the current board has conflicting relationships, a lack of experience in education and did not conduct a nationwide search in 2018 when it hired current commissioner Wayne Lewis.

Beshear named David Karem, a former lawmaker and state board member, as temporary chairman of the new board. Shortly after the announcement, 10 of the old board members said they will file a lawsuit Tuesday against Beshear's actions, challenging his attempt to remove them before their terms expire.

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2019-12-11 05:43:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Creepy, Crawly, Scaly, and Slimy Critters Program at ACPC

By Laura Marcum

The Adair County Primary Center recently had several interesting guests. Brad Reynolds from Real Science Programs shared his program entitled "Creepy, Crawly, Scaly, and Slimy Critters". This program compared characteristics, adaptations, and life cycles of vertebrates and invertebrates using live animals. It also examined how scientists group and classify animals based on how closely related and alike various animals are.

The kids were amazed with his animals including: a scorpion, hissing cockroaches, Hermit crab, bullfrog, tiger salamander, salamander larva, snapping turtle, box turtle, monitor lizard, boa constrictor, hedgehog, a American alligator head, and a 20 foot long python skin.

This event was sponsored by the Family Resource Center.

2019-12-11 05:36:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Cats and weather

Sharon Whitehurst writes:
Cats are nearly always photogenic, and this shot of Blue and Momma contemplating the weather is a classic. Both felines appear to be well prepared for winter, plump and sleek-furred.

Our cats who have indoor/outdoor privileges have sulked a bit today--surely if the front door doesn't open onto good weather, the downstairs 'back door' should! --Sharon
Comments re photo 86182 Discussing the weather

2019-12-11 05:35:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Mistakes can and do happen

Kerry Robertson writes:
Having "nothing to hide" has nothing to do with it. An arrest is not the same thing as a conviction, and people in the United States are innocent until proven guilty.

I might have more sympathy with the views expressed by Hagy and Mashburn if law enforcement never made mistakes, but mistakes do happen, and sometimes innocent people are not just arrested but even convicted upon occasion. --Kerry
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2019-12-11 05:34:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Sunny today, high 42F

It's currently 18F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today should be sunny, with a high near 42F and calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight will be clear, with a low around 24F and calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Thursday will be sunny again, with a high near 48F and southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday night will bring increasing clouds, with a 40 percent chance of rain after 3am. The overnight low will be around 33F, with southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

2019-12-11 05:33:05 | Comments | Printable version

Today - WEDNESDAY with CM - 11 Dec 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 11, 2019:
Readers of pulp want
to be amused, not preached at,
morals do not sell.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 11 December 2019.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3011

2019-12-11 05:30:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 11 Dec 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 5 events Circuit Court. 111 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 109 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 60 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 6 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 191 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-12-11 05:29:27 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 11
Happy Anniversary, David and Paula Bell (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kasey and Holly Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Dial (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Kinnett (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carl M. Johnson (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marty Burton (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Pree | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Walter Theodore Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday,, Allee Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Colva Ray Leftwich, Summersville, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Luther Garvin Blakey, 94, Jamestown, KY (1923-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet Marie Smith, Columbia, KY (1980-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Elmore, 76, Russell County, KY (1942-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tonia Sue Redford Allen, Campbellsville, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. A.J. Parrish (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Henson Griffith, Russell Springs, KY
(1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Burton Sinclair, Adair Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey F. Bell, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Eugene Bagby, Green County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Garland Paxton, Green Co., KY (1924-2014), Green Co., KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosaline Beck , 81, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Everett (Tude) Simpson, 81, Casey County, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva June Wesley Wilkinson, Liberty, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph A. (Jody) Keltner, 54, Green Co./Adair Co., KY native (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stevie Dale Harper, 53 Summer Shade , KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Austin Wayne Buckner, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Welby Lee Hicks, Burkesville, KY (1982-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Marshall Garner, Russell County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bruce Lee Popplewell, Russell County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delbert Lindsey Beard, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Hwy 206 Bookmobile Run | (ID:59649, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Story Time | (ID:59650, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Patricia Ann Hawkinson, 77, Liberty, KY (1942-2019) | (ID:59721, Comment)
Services for Alice Carol Arnett, 59, Campbellsville, KY (1959-2019) | (ID:59724, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Paul Clifton Riggins, 76, Liberty, KY (1943-2019) | (ID:59720, Comment)


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