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Thursday, November 26, 2015
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Traffic stop results in arrest of Columbia man on DUI charges.

Driver, 26, lodged in Adair County Regional Jail.

By Officer Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at CPD Officer Josh Brockman initiated a traffic stop on a 95 GEO Tracker on Hudson Street for reckless driving.

After contact with driver it was observed that he was possibly under the influence of a intoxicating substance.


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2015-11-26 20:42:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Scenic Kentucky: Greenbo Lake



2015-11-26 - Greenup Co., KY - Photo by Pen.
Greenbo Lake in Eastern Kentucky, at Greenbo Lake State Park.

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Columbia - Inmate captured after taking fleeing on foot

Inmate captured after foot chase from Adair Regional Jail - ending near NAPA store on Campbellsville Street

By Officer Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 4:35pmCT.

Jamie McGinely, 37, originally of Buffalo KY, but currently housed at Adair County Regional Jail was being transported from court back to the jail by a transport officer.

Upon their arrival at the jail the female inmate took off on foot. A foot pursuit ensued and Columbia Police Ofc. Jordan Dean joined in on Campbellsville Street.


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2015-11-26 20:37:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Carol Roberts: serious sounding IRS calls are bogus

Carol Roberts writes:

Twice in the last seven days I have received a call from someone with a very serious-sounding female voice claiming to be calling from the IRS with a "Final Warning" about supposed unpaid taxes. I am well aware that this is a fraud and a scam so I just hang up. I plan to notify the State Attorney General and the IRS. Thanks for posting this note for your readers. --Carol Roberts


2015-11-26 11:51:40 | Comments | Printable version

Frankfort pastor urges thanking those around us

By Jordan Snider, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. Dr. Robert Browning, pastor of First Baptist Church of Frankfort, reminded Campbellsville University faculty, staff, coaches, students and the public to thank those around you for all they do for you at the Thanksgiving service in the Ransdell Chapel Nov. 18.

I love Thanksgiving because it is a time that we praise and give thanks."


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2015-11-26 11:36:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CMS music students perform Thanksgiving play for first-graders

By Calen McKinney
News from Campbellsville Independent School District

Campbellsville Middle School music students presented a Thanksgiving play for Campbellsville Elementary School first-graders on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

CMS students presented "A Plump and Perky Turkey," the story of a turkey named Pete who outsmarts townsfolk looking for a Thanksgiving entree.

CES students participated in the play by wearing turkey glasses and holding turkey signs. They also sang with the CMS students.

Jessica Floyd is the CMS music teacher.


2015-11-26 11:13:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Allen Taylor, 83, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015)

He was a long time member at Trinity United Methodist, a song leader & served on various boards at Trinity. He was a merchant, an employee at Owens Men's Wear, co-owner of Ed's KY Auto Store, a plumber, and worked at Westlake Regional Hospital for 16 years. He also worked at NAPA Auto Parts in Columbia, KY. He was a native of Fairplay, KY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Ed & Alta Blair Taylor, and the widower of Nelda Estes Taylor. He leaves three direct living descendants.
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Allen Taylor age 83 years of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5:32 PM at the Medical Center at Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Steve Pescosolido the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, November 27, 2015, at the funeral home.


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2015-11-26 10:51:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary G.(Gerry) Long Grant, 80, Casey Co., KY (1935-2015)

She was born in Casey County, KY, the daughter of the late Willie Virgil & Ellie Hicks Long. She was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio at the time of her death. She was the widow of Clifton Ray Grant. She leaves 10 direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in her native county.
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Mary G. "Gerry" Long Grant, of Ohio passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 80.

Visitation is Friday, November 27, 2015 from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine Street, in Carthage, Ohio and at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Casey County, KY, Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 1pmCT/2pmET, until funeral service at 2pmCT/3pmET. Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery in Casey County, KY.


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2015-11-26 10:10:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

EKU chooses partner for new student housing

F2 housing will provide more than 1,100 beds

By Kristie Runyon Middleton
News from Eastern Kentucky University

RICHMOND, KY - After a rigorous search process that elicited responses from several national firms, Eastern Kentucky University has issued a letter of intent to award the development of its new student housing projects between F2 Companies of Columbus, Ohio, and Grand Campus Properties of Richmond, Kentucky. This is the first public-private partnership (P3) project for the University.


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2015-11-26 09:55:33 | Comments | Printable version

Christmas in Columbia to celebrate 25th anniversary 5 Dec 2015

Traditional events will include Rotary breakfast, 5K run, Arts & Crafts at Historic Courthouse, artists' open houses, Christmas Carnival at Holloway Center, carriage rides; the 25th Parade Under the Lights, with Korean & Vietnam war veterans as grand marshals, and a Christmas concert by the the Adair County High School 2015 State and National Award Winning Band.

By Brenda Mann, Columbia/Adair County Chamber President

The biggest Chamber event of the year is fast approaching. The planning and excitement are building for this Columbia time tested tradition, 25th Anniversary "Christmas in Columbia" weekend, December 5 and 6.

This year's theme is "What Christmas Means to Me"; a theme that lends a personal perspective of Christmas as it relates to childhood memories, beliefs, values and family traditions. We thank and honor our veterans and are so happy to have Korean and Vietnam veterans as the grand marshals of this year's parade.


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2015-11-26 09:43:30 | Comments | Printable version

Attorney will request Supreme Court discretionary review in election case

Litigation in contested November 4, 2015, Columbia Mayoral Election continues. Review will be by single Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court, counsel says, who says filing will come one day next week, after holidays.

By Ed Waggener

Lebanon Attorney Elmer George, counsel for Mayoral write-in candidate Ben Arnold, at the Judicial Center in Columbia on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, said that the next step in the contest November 4, 2015, Columbia Mayoral Contest will be a direct appeal to the Supreme Court of Kentucky for a discretionary ruling on the case.


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2015-11-26 09:27:07 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Ruth Akin Johnson, Green Co., KY native (1927-2015)

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was a native of Green County, KY, and was a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Arvin Norman Akin and Rosa Ella Sharp Akin, and the widow of Claude Kelly Johnson.
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Mrs. Ruth Akin Johnson, 88, of Louisville, Kentucky, departed this life on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Golden Living Center-Green Hill, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Akin Johnson were conducted at 12pmNoonCT, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial following in the Hogards Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Al Hardy officiated. Visitation was after 9:30amCT until time of the funeral service Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home.


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2015-11-26 07:49:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Richard Finley Duncan, 75, Edmonton, KY (1940-2015)

He was a member of a venerated old-line Metcalfe County, KY, family. He was the owner and operator of Duncan Life and health Insurance Company, Edmonton, KY. He was deacon at the Edmonton Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Richard Duncan was one of the founders of the Barnlot Theatre and rendered some of the most memorable performances there.
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Richard Finley Duncan age 75 of Edmonton died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT, Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with entombment in the Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, Friday, November 27, 2015, and after 9amCT, Saturday at the funeral home.


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2015-11-26 07:27:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bro. Guy Hardin at Cornerstone, Sun 29 Nov 2015

Cornerstone Independent Freewill Baptist Church, 1005 Highway 1729 (Sano Community), will be having a guest speaker, Bro. Guy Hardin from Indiana, at 10:30amCT, Sunday morning November 29, 2015 - Linda Luttrell

2015-11-26 06:22:07 | Comments | Printable version

Geo. Rice Moon over Charity photo evokes great memories

Linda Foster Forrest writes:
Went to church here for years. Was married here in 1973. Thank you, George Rice, for posting picture - Linda Foster Forrest
Comments re photo 63398 Moon shines brightly over Charity Baptist Church


2015-11-26 06:08:39 | Comments | Printable version

Curtis Luttrell, Adair County, KY (1934-2015)

He was a native of Boyle County, KY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his death. His wife, Peggy Holmes Luttrell, survives. He leaves 61 direct living descendants. He was a farmer and welder. He was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Russell Springs and member of the Columbia Sportsman Club. He was an avid fisherman.
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Curtis Luttrell passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his home in Columbia, KY. He was 81.

Funeral services are 1pmCT/2pmET, Friday, November 27, 2015 at the first Apostolic Church, with Bro. Randy Cox officiating. Burial will be in Bowmer Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 11amCT/12pmET until funeral service at the church.


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2015-11-26 05:51:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Vallace Denton Elmore, 79, Casey County, KY (1936-2015)

He was a truck driver and a native of Casey County, KY. He was the son of the late Shirley and Gurthie Wesley Elmore. His wife, Olowene Decker Elmore, survives. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Vallace Denton Elmore passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his home in Casey County, KY. He was 79.

Funeral services are 1pmCT/2pmET, Friday, November 27, 2015 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, Bro. Johnny Maupin officiating. Cremation rites will be honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday from 11amCT/12pmET until funeral service


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2015-11-26 05:26:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Gov.-Elect Matt Bevin sends Happy Thanksgiving wishes

Grateful for military personnel now serving, veterans

From Gov.-elect Matt Bevin

As Thanksgiving approaches, I have so many things for which to be grateful. You see, coming from humble beginnings makes a person appreciate things that are often easy to take for granted.

I grew up out in the country in a financially humble home, but I was blessed with an abundance of the things that matter most. It was a simple life, but a good one that taught me the importance of honesty and hard work -- A life built upon a bedrock of strong Judeo-Christian values. I am truly thankful for that foundation.


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2015-11-26 04:36:17 | Comments | Printable version

Today, THURSDAY with CM, 26 Nov 2015

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 26, 2015:
Criticize with care,
to touch one is to touch all
among close-knit kin.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 26 November 2015.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1535



2015-11-26 04:31:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Former Johnson Co. teacher sentenced to 14 years

From U.S. Attorney's Office
Department of Justice, Eastern District of Kentucky

PIKEVILLE, Ky. A former high school teacher in Johnson County, KY, who previously admitted to sexually exploiting a minor student, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced 26 year-old Robert Cantrell, of Versailles, KY, for illegally enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.


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2015-11-26 04:29:31 | Comments | Printable version

City Hall closed 26 & 27 Nov 2015; Sanitation Dept. will run

Columbia City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015, for the Thanksgiving holiday, however, the Sanitation Department will run the regular pickup route on both days.

On behalf of Mayor Hardwick and the staff at City Hall, we would like to wish you and yours a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Rhonda Loy, City Clerk


2015-11-26 04:13:31 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 26
Happy Anniversary, Lacy and Jill Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Scott & Mary Lee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allison Rountree Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Lee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bishop King, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Polston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayden Ryan Bennett (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kylie Madison Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Ashbrook (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nealia Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randall Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sam Baker (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Foos (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa A. Grider (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Victor Drake Sneed (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Hodges 'Hodge' Skaggs, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Ruth Betzing Taylor, Mell Ridge, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lola Loy Dicken, Glasgow, KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Hatter, Waynesburg, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Jo Johnson Price, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Joe Passmore, 41, Casey County, KY (1978-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Greg Holt, Adair Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Danny Hart, Russell Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Bault Adair County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neal Fletcher, Cumberland Co., KY (1934 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Dial Smith, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary W. Mann, 56, Russell County, KY (1956-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Richardson Bartley, Metcalfe Co., KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dickey Akin, Adair County, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Lee Stephens, 60, Casey Co., KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy C. McDonald, Casey County, KY (1929-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William C. Riddle, Cumberland Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lesa Davidson, 50, Casey County, KY (1966-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Curry, Taylor County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Russell, 55, Russell Springs, KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bishop King, Adair County, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Pendleton, 66, Adair Co., KY native (1954-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Aubry Bryant, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Noel Ross Morgan, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oris Marvin Bingham, Green Co., KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel Lee Crawley, 88, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Frances Smith, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, November 26, 2015
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTThanksgiving Day Kentucky State Government Holiday | (ID:32267, Comment)
7:30amCTIn observance of Thanksgiving,Lindsey Wilson College offices closed until Monday, November 30, 2015. | (ID:37886, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Bd. of Education Central Office closed 26 & 27 Nov 2015 | (ID:37845, Comment)
Adair County Clerk's Office closed Thanksgiving & Fri & Sat | (ID:37848, Comment)
Columbia City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, closed 26 & 27 Nov 2015; Sanitation Dept. will run | (ID:37887, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:37889, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Casey Co., KY, for Mary G.(Gerry) Long Grant, 80, Casey Co., KY (1935-2015) | (ID:37899, Comment)
4:30pmCTLibrary Closed for THANKSGIVING
Have You Finished It Yet Book Club meets
. Now discussing: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield at Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Ernestine Bennett | (ID:37890, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:37892, Comment)
6:30pmCTThanksgiving. No Meeting.
Al-Anon meets. (Every Thursday)
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:37891, Comment)

 




























 
 
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