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KSP Post 15 reports details of arrest of Russell Co., KY deputy

Russell County Deputy Sheriff incarcerated in Russell County Detention Center, facing numerous charges. Investigation is ongoing, led by Detective Ricky Brooks of KSP Post 15

By Tpr. Jonathan Biven
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - On Friday, January 4, 2013, Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia received a complaint of a burglary. KSP 15 Troopers and Detectives arrived at 144 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY, and spoke with the complainant. After examining the scene, it was discovered that a burglary had occurred and Detective Ricky Brooks also discovered what appeared to be a hazardous waste overpack that was suspected to be evidence in regards to a Russell County Sheriff's Department investigation.

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2013-01-05 11:05:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Found: Chi Chi

2013-01-05 - Russell Springs Hwy, Ozark Area, Adair County, KY - Photo Jean George.
Update: Chi Chi has been found.
MY SMALL CHIHUAHUA CAME UP MISSING from my residence on KY 80 answers to the name Chi Chi. If anyone has seen him or may know where he is, please contact me at 270-380-1734 or 270-634-7731 - TONY GEORGE

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Bro. Keith Fields at Gradyville Baptist, Sun. Jan. 6, 2013

Bro. Keith Fields from Greensburg, KY will be preaching at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Road, Columbia, KY on Sunday January 6, 2013 at 10:45amCT with Sunday School starting at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: 270-250-5222 or email: - Mike Bennett

2013-01-05 10:26:39 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Don Neat, Bro. Bobby Webster at Cornerstone, Jan. 6, 2013

Bro. Don Neat will be giving his testimony and Bro. Bobby Webster will be singing at 10amCT/11amET, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church, 3005 Hwy 1729, Sano, KY. Bro. Eddie Wade, Pastor. Everyone Invited. - MARGARET ANTLE

2013-01-05 09:23:22 | Comments | Printable version

Gail Williams, Mike Harris will take oaths of office, Jan. 7, 2013

Circuit Judge Judy Vance will administer the oath of office to Columbia lawyer Gail Williams as Commonwealth's Attorney, and Mike Harris as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, for the 29th Judicial Circuit, Adair and Casey Counties, at 9amCT, Monday, July 7, 2013, at the Adair Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Their offices will be at 204 Public Square, Columbia, KY. - LARRY SMITH, 92.7 FM, The WAVE Radio

2013-01-05 09:19:22 | Comments | Printable version

Photography: Camera, settings for Marrowbone eagle shot

Kelli Claypool writes:
This is in response to George's question. Thanks to George Rice for the nice compliment. It was amazing to see such a majestic bird. I was approximately 500 feet away from the eagle and was able to take quite a few pictures. The camera that I was using is a Nikon P510 with a wide 42x Zoom Nikkor. I hope that answers your questions as I am truly an amateur when it comes to photography. - KELLI CLAYPOOL
Comments re article 56706 Loved Marrowbone KY eagle photo by Kelli Claypool

2013-01-05 08:57:52 | Comments | Printable version

ACGC could not have done so much without help from jail

Maury Lewis writes:
The Adair County Garden Club (ACGC) would never have been able to do all we have done through the years at the Trabue house if we had not had these guys working with us. I stand with Barbara on this great Big "Thank You" . melewi - MAURY LEWIS
Comments re article 56757 Thanks to inmates of the Restricted Custody Facility

2013-01-05 08:08:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

KSP arrests Russell Co., KY Deputy after burglary investigation

By Larry Smith, FM 92.7, the WAVE

Russell County Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram was arrested on Friday evening, by Kentucky State Trooper Martin Wesley of KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY, and charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Official Misconduct.

Bertram was arrested after an investigation by the KSP into a burglary at a Russell County welding shop. Bertram allegedly tried to sell the materials to Toe-Joe's Pawn Shop on Main Street in Russell Springs. Bertram was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center, Jamestown, KY.

Deputy Bertram has been a member of the RCSO for approximately five years and has been popular in the community. The arrest came as a shock to most in Russell County. A KSP spokesperson said that more details should be out later this morning when the official KSP statement is made. - LARRY SMITH, 92.7 FM, The WAVE.

2013-01-05 07:54:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Health Solutions will open Monday, January 7, 2013

New Medical Center for Adair-Russell Counties

Health Solutions, 9321 Russell Springs Road, Russell Springs, KY, will open Monday morning, January 7, 2013, with full medical services for the Adair-Russell Community. Dr. Ann Burton, MD, is the owner and medical director. The hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pmCT/9:30am-6pmET.

The center, located in Adair County, but with a Russell Springs mailing address will offer family medicine, urgent care, addiction medicine, and laboratory services. The center is 9.3 miles from Westlake Regional Hospital and approximately 4 miles from Russell County Hospital.

The phone number is 270-384-0233. The center's website is: The center is in the building originally built as a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses, and, most recently, as NP Debbie Rakel's clinic. It has been renovated throughout by Dr. Burton and her husband, Sherman Wayne Burton. The Burtons live on a family farm on Jones Chapel Road between The Flatwoods and Gradyville in Adair County.

2013-01-05 07:14:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Healthy Lifestlyes by Kelli Bonifer

Thanks to inmates of the Restricted Custody Facility

Inmates set an example for the rest of the county

Barbara J Armitage writes:
On behalf of the members of the Adair County Garden Club I would like to thank the staff and the inmates of the Adair County Regional Jail - Restricted Custody for their enthusiastic support to the Garden Club projects in 2012.

Without these gentlemen we would not have accomplished the amount of work we did on the new Springhouse Herb Garden at the Trabue Russel House. With their help we moved countless stones to construct the beds and boarders of what is becoming the new herb garden and shoveled over 12 tons of soil into these and other new garden beds.

These men consider it a privilege to work on community projects which enhance our county. I wish that more citizens felt this way. -BARBARA J ARMITAGE
Comments re photo 48085 Adair County Regional Jail Report Restricted Custody for 2012

2013-01-05 06:54:21 | Comments | Printable version

Holloway Health Center open house today, Sat., Jan. 5, 2012

Lindsey Wilson College's Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia, KY, will hold an open house today, Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 8amCT-2pmCT. Use of the facility is free today and information will be available about membership, special classes such as those for Lifeguard Certifications, CPR Certifications, birthday parties, personal training, and facility training. In addition, special classes of about 30 minutes duration each will be offered as follows: 10amCT, Strength and Fusion Yoga; 11amCT, Water Aerobics; 12pm noon CT, Line Dance Fusion; and 1pmCT, Boot Camp. The pool will be open from 10amCT-1pmCT, with Holloway staff available to answer questions on Blue Raider Aquatic Club, Water Aerobics, and Special Events. Damon's CTA will be at the center today, as well. - JOEL PETERSON

2013-01-05 06:10:50 | Comments | Printable version

Forward in the Fifth announces video contest for schools

Forward in the Fifth initiative encourages middle and high school students to share success stories in education in a new regional video contest
By Sharon Dodson

Forward in the Fifth is asking middle and high school students to speak out about what's going on in their schools to advance and promote education in Southern and Eastern Kentucky in a new regional video contest. The contest is open to students in the entire Forward in the Fifth area, including the CM 7-County area: Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties.

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2013-01-05 04:42:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Today, SATURDAY with CM, January 5, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 5, 2013:
When too many words
would haze the public image,
love must speak silence.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 5 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 480, in progress

The Weather for Today

For Continuously updated weather, click to National Weather Service for Columbia, KY The NWS issued this update on 5 Jan 2013, at 3:35amCT/4:35amET OVERNIGHT - Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind. SATURDAY - Increasing clouds, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. SATURAY NIGHT - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Hazardous Weather Outlook if any

The Kentucky Mesonet is The Commonwealth's Official Source for Weather and Climate Data.
Mesonet stations are live in: Adair - Casey - Cumberland - Metcalfe - Taylor

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2013-01-05 04:04:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Basketball: ACHS Varsity 58. Spencer County 53

Varsity Indians rally past Spencer County behind Chance Melton's 20 point performance. Indian JVs also win, 38-35

Special CM Sports story

The Adair County Indians battled back from an 11 point first half deficit and a nine point second half deficit to come away with a 58-53 victory Friday night, January 4, 2012 at Adair County High School. The win improved the Indians to 9-5 on the season while the Bears dropped to 8-6.

Chance Melton paced the Indians with 20 points on nine of 13 shooting from the field and two of three free throws. Matt Fudge tossed in 13 points including 11 fourth quarter points and six straight free throws in the closing seconds. Zachary Hutchison came off the bench and connected on three treys in the second half for nine points.

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2013-01-05 02:35:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

More on Spinning Wheel with initials O E Taylor underneath

Article above about: Reader Seeking Sgt. O.E. Taylor

Wendell Taylor writes:
Your article in the April 7. 2011 edition of the Columbia Magazine mentioned Terry Reeve finding a spinning wheel with the initials Sgt. O. E. Taylor underneath. Mr. Reeve was trying to find information about the spinning wheel and the person with the initials underneath. O. E. Taylor is my Dad and he was in Missouri in WWII and I would like to communicate with Mr. Reeve in this regard. Thank you. - WENDELL TAYLOR
THANKS: Wendell Taylor. We'll post the item in hopes Mr. Reeve will make contact. - CM

2013-01-05 01:59:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Leola Darlene Noe, Mt. Sherman, KY (1925-2013)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Orville Elmer Noe of Mt. Sherman. She leaves 3 direct living descendants
Click on headline for complete obituary with Photo Mrs. Leola Darlene Noe of Mt. Sherman, Kentucky, daughter of the late Richard Thomas Warren and Cora Alice Johnson Warren, was born on July 9, 1925 in Green County, Kentucky and departed this life on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her home. She was 87 years, five months, and 25 days of age.

The funeral services for Mrs. Leola Darlene Noe will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Buffalo Cemetery. Bro. Gerald Gardner and Ronnie Benningfield will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-9pmCT/5pm-10pmET, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 A.M., Sunday until time of the funeral service.

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2013-01-05 01:56:52 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 5
Happy Anniversary, Beth and Alan VanArsdale, (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, David and Karen Grigsby (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Donnie and Pattie Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Glen and Kathy Hunt (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tracy and Malissa McCarol (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Absher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Maulden (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Byrd (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Caldwell (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlene Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Redmon (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eva Cooley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Cook (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsay and Lyle Miller (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pamela Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Ann Mayse | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Strong | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sam Cowan, 85, Adair Co. native, World War II Veteran ( 1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Chapman, Edmonton, KY (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard L. Phillips, Taylor Co. KY native (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Lynn (Beccy) Keith, Adair Co., KY (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack Mullins, Adair County, KY (1934 | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Frances L. Wilson, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy A Richardson, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Maglene Bean Davidson, Cumberland Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otha (Lonesome) Ingram, 73, Taylor County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Enola Holtman, 85, Russell County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Rondal Steven Patterson, 60, Campbellsville, KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mary Ann Roth, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ada Lou Bardin Pickett, 78, Green Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Louise Maxey Brewington, 69, Cumberland County, KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Stanley Pace Keen, 73, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Seth D. Wade, 87, Taylor Co., KY; Russell Co. native (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester (Dedi) Cundiff, Russell County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stevie L. Peterson, 25, Russell Co., KY (1991-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garva Johnson, 79, Russell County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Renee Cowan, 47, Adair County, KY (1969-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Peggy Jean Beams, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Udell Lee Patterson, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co. KY native (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna L. Walkup, Russell County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Sue Robertson, Russell County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Wilcoxson Gilpin, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Dale Bunch (1975-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTHolloway Health Center open house today MORE DETAILS
Lindsey Wilson College's Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia, KY, will hold an open house today, Saturday, January 5, 2012, from 8amCT-2pmCT. Use of the facility is free today and information will be available about membership, special classes and more. JOEL PETERSON | (ID:20704, Comment)
8:45amCTServices, Cedar Lane Old Order Mennonite Church, Casey Co., KY, for John M. Martin, Casey County, KY (1929-2012) | (ID:20694, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Ryan Clay Brown, 17, Casey County, KY (1995-2013) | (ID:20681, Comment)
Open house at Bloomington Chapel Church, Jan. 5, 2013
Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Church Road, Columbia KY will be having an open house for the new church sanctuary 10am-4pmCT/11am-5pmET, Saturday, January 5, 2013. There will be singing, food and fellowship Everyone is invited to attend. Contact Ralph Foster, 270-384-6089. - TONY STREEVAL | (ID:20688, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20547, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Clarence Rigney, Casey County, KY (1926-2013) | (ID:20686, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mr. Otha Lee VanArsdale, Green Co., KY, (1914-2013) | (ID:20682, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Windsor, KY, for Bennie Wayne Meece, Windsor Community (1944-2013) | (ID:20698, Comment)


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