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CU to present the musical 'Annie' over holiday weekend

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By Raquel Valderrama, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - The musical "Annie" will be presented at Campbellsville University Wednesday-Sunday, July 4-8, 2018 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY.

The production will be at 5pmCT/6pmET Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (special time due to the community fireworks show) and at 6pmCT/7pmET Thursday, July 5, Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 and at 1:30pmCT/2:30pmET Sunday, July 8, 2018.

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2018-06-22 21:57:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

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Scenic Adair County, KY: Horses grazing in lush pastures

2018-06-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Beautiful horses in plentiful green pasture lands still spell "Kentucky." - EW Photo Fri 22 June 2018.

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Adair Co. Bd. of Education 26 Jun 2018 special regular meeting - AGENDA

Public Notice
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By Becky Bailey

The Adair County Board of Education will meet in a special regular session on at 6pmCT, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in the Adair County Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with the following agenda:

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2018-06-22 18:49:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Meetup - Burkesville with Brandon Thompson & Lynwood Montell

Burkesville was supposed to be Kentucky's best kept secret. Maybe not any more. And that may explain why it so frequent that one can meet up with world famous people - congressmen, world renowned economists, powerful politicians, artists, story tellers and more. That's what happened Friday, with chance meeting with J. Brandon Thompson and Lynwood Montell occurred impromptu, where, it was learned, Thompson has joined a prestigious insurance firm in Cumberland County, and could make a momentarily crippling fall a humorous story - he's a gifted story teller. Montell, from neighboring Monroe County, ever the performer, told us more about Cumberland County than many could in a 90-minute prepared lecture. He also regaled us singing the only four lines written for "The Ballad of Joe Coleman," written after he was hung for a crime his accuser confessed to 20 years later.
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By Linda Waggener

In an impromptu meeting at the end of the buffet, three gentlemen, J. Brandon Thompson, and Lynwood Montell, and my husband Ed, and I met at Jones' Restaurant in Burkesville Friday, 22 June 2018.

It was Thompson who said to us, "I didn't expect to see you here," at the same time I said to him, "You have a broken leg!?"

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2018-06-22 16:19:11 | Comments | Printable version

Jacob Harper, KSP Academy Valedictorian assigned to Post 15 Columbia, KY

Jacob Harper, of Somerset, KY, has been named class valedictorian. He will be assigned to Post 15 in Columbia.

By Sgt. Josh Lawson

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 42 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 874 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Several members of the class earned special recognitions including valedictorian Jacob Harper, of Somerset, Ky., and salutatorian Jarrod Lewis, of London, Ky.

Harper also received the Ernie Bivens Award, an honor presented to the cadet who, in the opinion of the KSP Academy staff supported by input from the cadets themselves, shows distinction as a class leader, strives for academic excellence and has excelled in all phases of the academy's physical and vocational training.

The new troopers are part of the agency's 96th cadet class. They reported for training on Jan. 7, 2018 in a class that consisted of 75 cadets. Thirty-three resigned during the program.

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2018-06-22 14:26:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Bardstown bourbon warehouse collapses at Barton Distillery

By Randy Patrick, The Kentucky Standard
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Half of a warehouse collapsed at Barton 1792 Distillery late Friday morning, affecting an estimated 10,000 barrels of bourbon, but there were no injuries.

Nelson County Emergency Management Director Joe Prewitt and Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said a concern is that whiskey could run into a tributary of the Beech Fork River that is about 250 feet away.

State environmental officials were contacted and were on their way to Bardstown.

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2018-06-22 13:04:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

2017-18 Rewind: Lindsey Wilson Men's Soccer

By Charles Balcom

The Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team finished as regular season champions in the Mid-South Conference in 2017 after posting a 7-0 record in conference play.

The Blue Raiders fell to Cumberland (Tenn.) in the conference tournament championship game, 2-1 in double overtime. Lindsey Wilson received an at-large bid into the NAIA Tournament where they defeated William Woods (Mo.) 5-2 in the Opening Round. The Blue Raiders ended their season in the Second Round with a 1-0 loss to Marymount (Calif.) to finish with an overall record of 14-4.

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2018-06-22 13:00:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Jail Committee Meeting, Tue 26 Jun 2018

The Adair County Fiscal Court Jail Committee will meet Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 3pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Courthouse Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting is open to the public.

Bridget Compton
Human Resources Director/Co-Solid Waste Director/Executive Secretary
Adair County Fiscal Court

2018-06-22 12:53:28 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia woman arrested on drug charges

Columbia Police arrest female on drug charges after receiving a welfare check complaint.

By Ofc. Josh Brockman PIO, Columbia Police Department

On Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:17amCT, Sgt. Gary Roy responded to a 911 complaint that a female was slumped over the steering wheel of a 1999 Mazda car with the vehicle running.

Upon arrival and contact with individual it was believed by Officer Roy that she was under the influence. After failure of a sobriety test, she was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of intoxicating substance 1st offense. Also located during investigation were methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Dana Campbell, 34, of Columbia, KY, was arrested on charges of: operating a motor vehicle under influence; no insurance; expired registration; possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sgt Roy is continuing the investigation.

2018-06-22 12:51:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Albany man pleads guilty to wanton endangerment

Attorney General Andy Beshear's office reports on outcome of November 7, 2017 incident in Clinton County, KY. Accused pleads guilty to one count each of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree terroristic threatening. Sentencing will be July 12, 2018.
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By Terry Sebastian and Crystal Staley
News from the Kentucky Attorney General's Office

FRANKFORT, KY - (Thu 21 Jun 2018) - Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced a Clinton County man has pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and terroristic threatening.

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2018-06-22 09:55:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Fern Baldock Thomas, 88, Casey Co., KY (1929-2018)

August 1, 1929 - June 21, 2018 (Age 88)

She was a retired Casey County, KY school at Dunnville and at Phelps School, who originally taught in one room schoolhouses. She obtained her degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She was also a farmer and homemaker. She enjoyed genealogy and ceramic work. Fern was a member of Thomas Ridge Christian Church. She was the daughter of the late Wallace and Lillie C. Rubart Drake and the widow, first of Hollis E. Baldock, and later, Delmas Thomas. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Fern Baldock Thomas, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Liberty Care Center. She was 88.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, June 24, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Road, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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2018-06-22 08:58:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Relay for Life moved to Trinity UMC Davenport Life Center

Due to weather forecast

By Gina Baker

Due to the weather forecast tonight’s Adair County Relay for Life has been moved indoors to the Davenport Life Center at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road (Hwy 55N), Columbia, KY. - Gina Baker

2018-06-22 08:18:55 | Comments | Printable version

Kid friendly FM2 eat-free menu for Saturday 23 June 2018

From Lois Cunningham

Kids eat free at the Hungry Kids Cafe, open Saturdays for breakfast and lunch at Farmer's Market on the Square, Corner Merchant & Campbellsville Streets, Columbia, KY 8am-1pmCT (our hours may be slightly different from FM2). Here's our menu for tomorrow, Saturday, June 23, 2018, and It is meet the candidate day at the market, too:
  • Breakfast: Cinnamon French toast. Bacon. Fresh fruit
  • Lunch: Deli chicken. Ham and cheese roll ups. Spaghetti salad. Melon. Mini pineapple upside down cakes.
All kids eat free every Saturday. Parents are welcome to join children for a donation. Plus it is the first day for kids bucks!

2018-06-22 07:08:27 | Comments | Printable version

Gerald & Laverne Reliford 50th Anniversary is today 22 Jun 2018

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Gerald and Laverne Reliford started a life together 50 Year’s ago today, June 22, 2018. It is still as happy and blessed as in the beginning. We know that for sure. We have been with them through most of it. Happy anniversary, Mom & Dad. We love you. - Scott and Miriam

2018-06-22 03:57:26 | Comments | Printable version

Marion Co. Fiscal Court receives $105,232 emergency road aid

Money for slide repairs on Roller Knob Road
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By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Elizabethtown, KY

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (Thu 21 JUN 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet this week announced that Marion County Fiscal Court will receive $105,232 in County Road Aid emergency funds. These funds will be used for slide repairs on Roller Knob Road just west of Rollertown Road, increasing safety for motorists who rely upon this route.

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2018-06-22 02:56:44 | Comments | Printable version

Today - FRIDAY with CM - 22 Jun 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 22, 2018:
One can get used to
the rough as well as the soft
if not much abused.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 22 June 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2474

2018-06-22 02:43:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Mystery Flower #79375: Mantis Hammock=Asclepias syriaca leaf

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed and among several other names, Virginia Silkweed. - Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re photo 79375 A Bugs World Mantis in a leaf hammock

2018-06-22 02:33:02 | Comments | Printable version

Division of Water warns of Harmful Algae Blooms risks

Holiday Water Recreation Tips Issued from Public Health, Division of Water. DOW and DPH recommend avoiding areas with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae occur naturally in the environment and are a vital part of the ecosystem. HABs arise when there are excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunny conditions, warm temperatures and low-flow or low-water conditions. But state agency says, By using common sense, your risks of experiencing water-derived health issues can be greatly decreased.
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By John Mura & Lanny Brannock
News from the Kentucky Environmental & Energy Cabinet

FRANKFORT, KY (Thu 22 Jun 2018) - With summer upon us and July 4th quickly approaching, the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) offer these safety tips to help Kentuckians enjoy the many rivers, lakes and creeks in which we boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy our abundant water resources.

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2018-06-22 02:24:56 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 22
Happy Anniversary, Gerald & Laverne Reliford (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bobby and Lesa Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Angie Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alison Glen Bauer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brad Scholl | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Pelston Plahuta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carson Nash Darnell (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chowning triplets - Laura, Emily & Kaleb | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Young (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kalina Henry (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Russ Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Sandra McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Gentry Massie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Evan Grant (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Scott Columbia, KY (1963-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Ann O'Neill, 72, Columbia, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Angela Jannette Gribbin, Russell Springs, KY (1970 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Wilkinson, Sr. Casey Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lavinia Coffey, 95, Adair Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. J. C. Watson, Burkesville, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stevie Kidd, U.S. Veteran, Casey Co. Ky (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen (Petie) Wilson, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Riley C. Brumley, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. George Ray Norris, Adair County, KY (1957-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Crew, Casey Co., KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Dean White Goodin, 73, Russell County, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Angelia (Angie) Christena Lester, Willow Shade, KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Baylee Fayth Hagedorn, stillborn, Adair Co., KY (d. 22 Jun 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Burris, 81, Coburg Community (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Virginia Shaw Huckelby, 85, Dubre, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur Lee Fillippinie, 84, Russell Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David Arlen Anderson, 67, Cumberland Co., KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sabrina Lynn Bell Stigall, 42, Louisville, KY (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dorothy Jean Newton, Taylor Co./Marion Co., KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Marlene Pittman Hearon, 57, Casey County, KY native (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Harold Adren Alvord, 63, Campbellsville, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Coffey, 62, Milltown, Adair County, KY (1954-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Huston Pendleton, 77, Adair Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Mikel Hedgespeth, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Harvey Bryant, 57, Metcalfe County, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fern Baldock Thomas, 88, Casey Co., KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCT Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service Road, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782 Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed from 7am-3pmCT. Thu-Fri Bins are available outside; Supervisor will be in and out of shelter from 7am-3:30pmCT. | (ID:54143, Comment)
7:45amCTAC Schools Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, CLOSED Fridays 8 Jun thru 27 Jul 2018. Pamela A. Stephens, Ed.D., Superintendent, Adair County School System. STORY | (ID:53910, Comment)
8:00amCTMetcalfe County Farmers Market open 8am-1pmCT - Gaye Shaw, E/MC Chamber - STORY | (ID:54144, Comment)
Adair County Public Library. 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Open 8am-5pmCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:54146, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at a Glance. Not Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties Once at Docket for all Kentucky Counties, Choose 1) Circuit or District, 2) County - from drop down list 3) Verify dates :
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY. No (0) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One (1) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY.No (0) Court Events in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Event(s) in Circuit Court. Twenty-two (22) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:54150, Comment)
9:00amCTVisitation, Columbia, KY, for Margie Ann Sneed Elsler, 78, Adair County, KY (1939-2018) | (ID:54127, Comment)
10:00amCTService, 10amCT/11amET, Campbellsville, KY, for Mary Etta Sapp Dudgeon, Taylor County, KY (1933-2018) | (ID:54129, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:54147, Comment)
2:00pmCTAdair County Clerk's office to close for updates to office rest of day - Lisa Greer, Clerk STORY | (ID:54117, Comment)
Graveside service, Gradyville Adair County, KY, for Margie Ann Sneed Elsler, 78, Adair County, KY (1939-2018) | (ID:54128, Comment)
5:00pmCTPause for Chimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:54148, Comment)
ADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:54149, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School 6pm-8:30pmCT nightly, Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri, 18-22 Jun 2018, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY. - Jeana Pike. STORY/SCHEDULE | (ID:53842, Comment)
Change of Venue
Adair Relay for Life moved Trinity UMC Davenport Life Center, 2418 Campbellsville Road (Hwy 55N), Columbia, KY. - Gina Baker
Adair County Relay For Life starts at 6pmCT, at the Booster Field, 224 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY. This year's theme is "Harvesting Hope." Everyone is welcome to attend. - Jada Coomer STORY/CONTACTS | (ID:53990, Comment)
"Super Heroes" is theme of Vacation Bible School at Freedom Separate Baptist Church, 576 Freedom Church Road (South off Russell Springs Road/KY 80), Adair County, KY, 6pm-8pmCT each evening. Everyone is invited. There are classes for all ages. - Anita Green - STORY | (ID:53995, Comment)
Bethany Baptist Church, 4537 Greensburg Road. Columbia, KY Vacation Bible School each evening from 6pm-8pmCT, June 20, 21, and 22, 2018. The theme is Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity. All ages are welcome to attend. - Jada Coomer - STORY | (ID:54036, Comment)
6:30pmCTVacation Bible School, "Circus of Faith" 6:30pm8:30pmCT at Columbia Church of Christ, 501 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Melissa Stone STORY | (ID:54113, Comment)
7:00pmCTMetcalfe County Public Library movie night. Games & activities at 7pmCT. Movie, "The Greatest Showman" at 8pmCT. STORY | (ID:54108, Comment)


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