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LWC students launch Unity Hug Challenge - #UHC

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From Lindsey Wilson College Public Relations

A group of Lindsey Wilson Students gathered at the quadrangle on the A.P. White Campus today, Friday, January 20, 2017, for the "Unity Hug Challenge." This challenge is meant to be "a symbol of unity in a time of division in our society".


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2017-01-20 20:38:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

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2017-01-20 - Quadrangle, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY - Photo from Lindsey Wilson College Public Relations.
A group of Lindsey Wilson Students gathered at the quadrangle on the A.P. White Campus today, Friday, January 20, 2017, for the "Unity Hug Challenge." This challenge is meant to be "a symbol of unity in a time of division in our society".

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Political science guests in discussion on Chowning's DPI

Campbellsville University's Dr. John Chowning, executive assistant to the president of Campbellsville University for government, community and constituent relations, interviews, Dr. Shawn Williams, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Josiah Marineau, assistant professor of political science, for his ‘Dialogue on Public Issues’ show.

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2017-01-20 20:14:03 | Comments | Printable version

Community basketball league starting at LWC, ages 16 up

A community basketball league for ages 16 and over is set to begin Monday, January 30, 2017 at Lindsey Wilson College in the Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY.

Each Monday night games will be starting at 6pmCT with the last game of the night starting approximately at 9pmCT.


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2017-01-20 19:44:57 | Comments | Printable version

Local leaders visit ACES social studies students

Officials share their knowledge for section on local government
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By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools

Third grade social studies students at Adair County Elementary School were treated to three guest speakers this week as part of their section on local government. Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick spoke to the students Wednesday, while Circuit Judge Judy Vance and District Judge Michael Loy made the visit Friday.

"Any time you can pull leaders from the community and get them involved in the school, it's a positive thing," says ACES Principal Steve Burton. "Being able to meet and see these leaders enhances students' learning experience and makes them excited. It's a positive experience for the students."


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2017-01-20 14:53:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LWC cheer clinic at Sat 21 Jan 2017

The Lindsey Wilson Cheer Clinic is on from 9am-12pmNBoonCT Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Avenue, Columbia, KY.

This is for Pre-K through 12th grade and there is a cost for each. They will perform during halftime of the Lindsey Wilson Women's Basketball vs Fisk University, at 5:30pmCT, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Biggers Sports Center.

Contact: Sandra Vanarsdale, sandra.vanarsdale@adair.kyschools.us.


2017-01-20 13:39:12 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Coomer could have planned a funeral at 9 years of age

In Pellyton, last rites were major theatre: 'After a funeral, the topic of conversation for a day or so was what the neighborhood women did and did not like about the funeral director's laying-out of the deceased. The music selections and the pastor's delivery of the funeral sermon were also critiqued, as well as the behavior of the family of the recently deceased.' - JOYCE M. COOMER
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By Joyce M. Coomer

By the time I was nine or ten years old, I could've planned a funeral for any female in the neighborhood with ten minutes' notice.

After a funeral, the topic of conversation for a day or so was what the neighborhood women did and did not like about the funeral director's laying-out of the deceased.


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2017-01-20 13:13:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

KSP charges Greenup man with child sexual exploitation offenses

Note: An individual charged by police or in a warrant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Lt. Jeremy Murrell
Kentucky State Police, Frankfort

RUSSELL, Ky. (Jan.20, 2017)-- On January 19, 2017, at approximately 3:10pmET, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen D. Preston, 67, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.


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2017-01-20 13:05:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Homeplace matching fund $3,450 toward $5,000 goal

Challenge from anonymous donor to match up to $5,000 in donations by February 1, 2017 needs $1,550 now. Donations can be mailed to: Homeplace on Green River, P. O. Box 4212, Campbellsville, KY 42719. Money will be used to erect protective pavilion for a very early 1800s log pen barn.

By George Kolbenschlag

We are not there yet, but creeping forward. We need your help to make this happen! The total donated for the Homeplace on Green River effort to raise $5,000 which will be matched by an anonymous donor is now $3,450.

That means we have $1,550 more to raise by February 1, 2017.


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2017-01-20 13:00:24 | Comments | Printable version

David Hoover, 74, Adair County, KY (1942-2017)

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era, and a carpenter. He was a member of a respected South Adair County, KY family, the son of the late Gordon "Buster" & Agnes Pruitt Hoover
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David Hoover, 74, of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:05amCT, at his residence

Cremation has been chosen and a memorial service will be held later.


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2017-01-20 10:45:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sam Pelly's 100th birthday celebration is Sunday 22 Jan 2017

Maxine Walker and Yvonne Marshall asked that we share the invitation for everyone to join Mr. Sam Pelly for his 100th birthday celebration. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at 1pmCT at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia.

Mr. Pelly is pictured in this photo with his late wife Mary lost earlier this year.


2017-01-20 10:13:02 | Comments | Printable version

Hazel Pemberton, 94, Casey County, KY (1922-2017)

She was a former employee of Liberty Sportswear. She was the daughter of the late James Calvin "Ronda" & Ida Jane Allen Shepherd. She leaves 37 direct living descendants spanning four generations
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Hazel Pemberton, age 94, of Liberty, KY passed away on Thursday January 19, 2017 at the Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral Services will be held 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, on Saturday January 21, 2017 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Pastor Tucker Huntsinger officiating. Burial will be in the Whited Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Friday January 20, 2017 and after 7amCT/8pmET, on Saturday January 21, 2017, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.


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2017-01-20 09:57:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Heather Evans: On humane treatment of surplus cats

A plea for more responsible relationships with cats. To spay & neuter. Take to animal shelter if unable to care for them - instead by dumping them near a business' dumpster.
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By Heather Evans
Personal Commentary

I don't know why people think Lee's is a good place to dump animals when we have a perfectly good animal shelter.


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2017-01-20 09:40:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Dr. John Strang to lead Strawberry Production Workshop

By Nick Roy, Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Adair County Extension Service

There will be a Strawberry Production workshop, at 6pmCT, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, with UK Horticulture Specialist Dr. John Strang as the guest speaker. Topics will include an overview of matted row production and an introduction to plasticulture. The workshop is for those new to strawberry production as well as experienced growers who want to sharpen their skills. To register or for questions call the Extension Office at 270-384-2317. - Nick Roy


2017-01-20 09:24:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Farm and Garden

Sleep Inn holds open house and ribbon cutting ceremony

By Linda Waggener

Sleep Inn & Suites Hotel held its open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. It was the third such event in a huge 'Red Letter Day' for the Columbia Adair County economy.

Adair County developer Tommy Grider recognized the people who provided support along the way.

He said, "Today has been one of the most pleasurable in my lifetime for the city and county. The day started with the opening of Walmart's new Training Academy, having chosen Columbia for training their management and staff. Then to the ribbon cutting of Brown & Brown, opening their new call center, making one of the biggest impacts on our county. And now here, seeing this crowd of friends and supporters coming together in support of our Sleep Inn -- it means so much."


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2017-01-20 09:02:27 | Comments | Printable version

Joyce Coomer: Spring all winter at her yard

There have been mushrooms of assorted types in our yard all winter! Evidently all they wanted was moisture! My March flowers were poking out of the ground about an inch on Monday. - Joyce M. Coomer

2017-01-20 09:01:25 | Comments | Printable version

Melton Brothers honored for joining 2,000, 1,000 point clubs

Chance Melton becomes all-time leading scorer in win over Glasgow HS, 61-41, eclipsing the all time scoring record of Kevin Bridgewaters. Younger brother Corey had hit 1,000 benchmark earlier in season. The brothers combined for 40 points in last night's win over Glasgow, 61-41.
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Indians Next Game Adair County HS at Nelson Co. HS, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY at 7pmCT/8pmET, Friday, January 20, 2017.

By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools

The Adair County Indians made short work of Glasgow Thursday night in a home tilt at John Burr Memorial Gym, cruising to a 81-61 win thanks in large part to Chance Melton's 18 points, which moved the senior past Kevin Bridgewaters for first place on the ACHS all-time scoring list with 2,119 points.


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2017-01-20 08:44:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Billy Joe Fudge: New board member a very collegial human being

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
That is because he is a very collegial human being. The world would be a much better place should we all seek to more respectful, friendly and mindful of others. - Billy Joe Fudge
Comments re photo 70720 New school board member Daniel Adams flanked by veterans


2017-01-20 08:24:33 | Comments | Printable version

Adair School Board I - 19 Jan 2017 - Lisa Burton new chair

New chair, vice chair, secretary to the board elected. Meeting dates approved
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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Board of Education elected Lisa Burton (Division 4), as Chairperson for the coming year, last night, Thursday, January 19, 2017.

It was the first meeting of the year and the first with two new board members, Daniel Adams (Div 2), and Jonathan Gaskins (Div 4)

Terry Harvey (1), was elected as as vice chairperson.


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2017-01-20 05:36:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Columbia PD arrests 7 more in Round 2, drug trafficking sweep

Total in sweep now 18. Ages of those taken into custody, Round 2, range from 19 years old to 37. Investigation continues. More arrests are forthcoming. Next earlier article, this ongoing story: Columbia PD arrests, jails, 11 in drug trafficking crackdown
Note: An individual charged by police or in a warrant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officerbr>
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross

COLUMBIA, KY - (Fri 20 Jan 2017)Columbia Police Department continue arrest in latest round of sweep. CPD officers have arrested 7 more Adair County residents on drug trafficking charges bringing total number to 18 people charged.

The arrest as of this date include:


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2017-01-20 03:59:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Lindsey Wilson Women's Basketball remains unbeaten, 18-0

Blue Raiders roll past Georgetown 85-56, at Biggers Sports Center, Thu 19 Jan 2017
Next:Lindsey Wilson Women's Basketball at Shawnee State, at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio

By Charles Balcom, Assistant Sports Information Director
Lindsey Wilson College

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team rode a dominant second quarter to an 85-56 victory over Georgetown (KY) on Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.


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2017-01-20 03:42:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Donnie Lee Kerr, 72, Columbia, KY (1944-2017)

He was the son of the late Ruby Burton Kerr & Vernon Kerr. He was a native of Russell Springs, KY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his death. He leaves 13 direct living descendants.
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Donnie Lee Kerr, 72, of Columbia, KY passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services for Donnie Lee Kerr will be at 1pmCT, Saturday, January 21, 2017 1pmCT, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller and Jeff Kerr officiating. Friends may visit after 11amCT, on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial in Brockman-Kerr Cemetery, 5390 Sano Road, in Columbia, KY.


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2017-01-20 03:31:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, FRIDAY with CM - 20 Jan 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 20, 2017:
Dog who waited years
writhed in frenzy of welcome
when friend home at last.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 20 January 2017.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1956



2017-01-20 03:17:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 20
Happy Anniversary, CJ & Shirley Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lester and Charlene Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Serafino | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Burton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jim Sproles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Fudge (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Ann Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sabrina Stapp (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Grant Hobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Mae Bell Foley, Russell Co, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Camillia Fay Blaydes, Adair Co., KY (1935-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Clay Faulkner, Green County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith (Skeeter) Helm, Casey County, KY (1962-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Estel Harden, 79, Taylor County, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Marie Robertson, Russell Co., KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Cravens, Waynesburg, KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin R. Clements, Casey County, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Alice Wilson, 87, Russell Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amber Godbey, 17, Casey County, KY (1999-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCT Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service RD, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782
OPEN 7am-3pmCT Monday through Friday. CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays. - Teresa Spencer | (ID:45405, Comment)
8:00amCT7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at 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. Two (2) 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. No (0) 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 Event(s) 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. Three (3) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. Three (3) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:45406, Comment)
9:00amCTSen Max Wise Clinton County Town Hall Meeting 9amCT/10amET, at Clinton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 100 S Cross Street, Albany, KY. - John Cox. FULL SCHEDULE/TOWN HALL MEETINGS | (ID:45349, Comment)
10:00amCTPIXIE is shy but sweet 7 month old Australian Shepherd. She is available for adoption at GRAS.
Green River Animal Shelter
Green River Animal Shelter is the first place to look if your dog is lost. You'll always find a variety of puppies, kittens, dogs and cats ready and eager to join your family. NEW HOURS. Closing at 4pmCT during winter months Green River Animal Shelter open today, 10am-4pmCT. GRAS, 455 Appleby Drive, Columbia, KY. You can help. Adopt. Volunteer. Give Time, Donate Money. Give needed supplies. Encourage the staff at GRAS who are doing such a wonderful job! Stop by today. Thanks, KIM TUCKER
(See Animal control pickups and GRAS dogs for adoption in CM Animals - CM | (ID:45407, Comment)
10:30amCTPresidential Inauguration Swearing-in Ceremony for 45th President of the United States of America. U.S. Capitol Building. Washington, DC. With Chief Justice Roberts officiating. | (ID:45412, Comment)
11:00amCTGraveside service for Gladys Sneed, 90, Columbia, KY (1926-2017) | (ID:45366, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:45408, Comment)
12:15pmCTFree ACT workshop 12:15pm-1:15CT/1:15pm-2:30ET for Campbellsville High School Students, CHS, 230 W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. - Calen McKinney. STORY COMPLETE SCHEDULE | (ID:45295, Comment)
1:00pmCTVisitation, Greensburg, KY (1pm-4pmCT) for Kevin Elbert Grissom, 56, Green County, KY (1960-2017) | (ID:45394, Comment)
Early Release Friday in Adair County School District. Fri 2 Sep 2016 thru Fri 28 Apr 2017 Wes Feese, Media Relations | (ID:45409, Comment)
2:00pmCTSen Max Wise Wayne County Town Hall Meeting 2pmCT/3pmET, at Aspire Center, 90 Airport Road, Monticello, KY. - John Cox. FULL SCHEDULE/TOWN HALL MEETINGS | (ID:45350, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Irene Burton Jasper, 92, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1924-2017) | (ID:45391, Comment)
4:00pmCTSen Max Wise McCreary County Town Hall Meeting 4pmCT/5pmET, at Kristina's Kitchen, 18 S Main Street, Whitley City, KY. - John Cox. FULL SCHEDULE/TOWN HALL MEETINGS | (ID:45351, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:45410, 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:45411, Comment)
5:30pmCTGirls High School Basketball - Adair County High at Nelson Co. High, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY at 7pmCT/8pmET. | (ID:45414, Comment)
Girls High School Basketball - Adair County High at Nelson Co. High, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY at 7pmCT/8pmET. | (ID:45415, Comment)
Girls High School Basketball - Adair County High at Nelson Co. High, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY at 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET. - John Shelley | (ID:45416, Comment)
6:00pmCTJourney To Recovery meeting - Laverne Hadley | (ID:45386, Comment)
7:00pmCTBoys High School Basketball - Adair County High at Nelson Co. High, 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY at 7pmCT/8pmET. STORY/MELTON BROS. | (ID:45413, Comment)

 
























 
 
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