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Go or No Go: for Monday, January 8, 2018

By Larry Smith & Ed Waggener

Travel Conditions are expected to get bad overnight. As word is received from other Districts it will be posted here and broadcast on FM 99.9, the Big Dawg. These Schools on Regular Schedule: - Adair County School District. per David Jones, Transportation Director
- Campbellsville Independent School District - Taylor County School District.

NO GO: School will be closed

- Green County School District - School Closed. Gold Day. NTI (Not Traditional Instruction Day). Per Adam Whitlock, Transportation Director. Larry Smith The Big Dawg, FM 99.9.
- Russell County School District - No Classes. Per Supt Michael Ford. NTI day. Larry Smith The Big Dawg, FM 99.9.


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2018-01-07 18:33:53 | Comments | Printable version

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Horseback view of Holmes Bend



2018-01-07 - Holmes Bend, Green River Lake, Adair County, KY - Photo by Anita Rees.
Took advantage of riding at Holmes Bend today since it was so warm! - ANITA REES

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Harry Mack proposes church contest, KY 210 v KY 80

Harry Mack writes:
Maybe we can have a contest. Route 210 between Campbellsville and Hogenville has a church sign on almost every side road. Most, if not all of them, are for Baptist churches. When I first moved here from out of state, I noticed the signs and didn't realize that there were so many types of Baptist churches and they are all here in Central Kentucky. - Harry Mack
Comments re article 94890 Ralph Waggener Hwy 80 between Columbia and R Springs


2018-01-07 18:21:41 | Comments | Printable version

AC Fire Dept. has had a busy Sunday afternoon fighting fires.

Firemen answer three calls in less than two hours
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By Donald Hare, Public Information Officer
Adair County Fire Department

First Call came in at 1:31pmCT, to 175 Oak Grove Road to property owned by Sandra George. The occupant was burning a debris pile that got out of control and traveled in to a wooded area nearby. There were about 2 acres burned and there were 15 firemen on the scene for around 40 minutes.


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2018-01-07 18:07:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Sad word of the death of Sports Writer Bobby Brockman

By Ricky Bault

I am awfully saddened by the word of the passing of Central Kentucky sports reporting legend, Bobby Brockman.

Bobby and I stood side by side at many 20th District and 5th Region ball games. Bobby, who covered Taylor County and Campbellsville, while I reported and cheered for the Adair County Indians, was a true professional in every sense of the word.

I don’t know anyone who knew more about sports in our area than Bobby. He’ll be missed in Campbellsville and Taylor County and the 5th Region. -- RB


2018-01-07 16:35:41 | Comments | Printable version

Mable E. Morgan, Russell County, KY (1933-2018)

Mrs. Morgan was a member of Mt. Calvary Community Church. She loved to garden and enjoyed caring for others. Mable also loved animals, especially her cat. She was born in Casey County, KY, and was a resident of Russell County, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Tommy & Myrtle DeHart Mason. Her husband, Milton Morgan, survives. She leaves 26 direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in Thomas Ridge Cemetery in Casey County, KY.
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Mable E. Morgan, 84, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Fair Oaks Health Systems in Jamestown, KY, having attained the age of 84.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT/2pmET, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10am-1pmCT/11am-2pmET, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2018-01-07 15:00:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Writer suggests Welcome signs on all main Columbia entrances

James Roberts writes:
I think that we need "Welcome to Columbia " signs on all of our main roads leading into Columbia. We have some of the best carpenters, painters & art students at both the high school & Lindsey Wilson College that there are. A lot of these students need so many hours of community hours for either a club or classroom. Let them build, paint & maintain the signs for all to see. It would give them the hours that they need & project a nice image for visitors coming into our town. You could get the landowners' permission to build them & permits from the state if needed. Just my opinion. - James Roberts

Comments re article 94896 Writer asks could sign in question be on state right of way


2018-01-07 14:44:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Leola Edmonds, 83, Columbia, KY (1934-2018)

Mrs. Edmonds was a member of the Milltown United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, yard work, birds and pets. She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family, the daughter of the late Elbert & Stella Akin Janes. She was born in Adair County, KY, was a resident of the county at the time of her death, and her final resting place will be in Adair County, KY at Haven Hill Cemetery
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Leola Edmonds, 83 of Columbia, KY passed away at her home Saturday January 6, 2018 at 10:32amCT.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. William Davenport and Rev. Daniel Lyons the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting after 4pmCT, on Monday, January 8, 2017, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2018-01-07 14:34:19 | Comments | Printable version

COF: Spots hiding place for Kentucky Longrifle

COF writes:
Guess the "Tractor Man" didn't notice thet hollow in the first tree on the right.

Thet would be jest one f the places a Kentucky Longrifle could be ensconced. Jest sayin'

COF at Dun Roman
High O'er Beautiful Downtown Knifley
Where hits best ta be circumspect,
ya nevah knows what behind, up or in a tree. --COF
Comments re article 94897 Charles Marshburn Wow



2018-01-07 12:12:11 | Comments | Printable version

Miss Victoria Browning-Pike: Greater Bliss Historical Moment

Her first ride was a Farmall. Later, she graduated to a Charles Giles Massey-Ferguson. Things were good then, even better today, she says: With all the technology and innovation of today, all a short little farmer gal has to do is a couple of adjustments with a lever to get the seat adjusted to reach everything and a tap to the air seat so I can see over the wheel.
Click on headline for complete story with photographic documentation from ancient times

By Miss Vicky
I just wanted to share the accompanying picture of my first driving lesson on what appears to be an International tractor.

My half brother Robert is giving the lesson and my daddy Billy is proudly looking on.

Wonder what they would think of my girl, Miss Mahindra with all her bells and whistles?


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2018-01-07 10:56:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2018)

She was the matriarch of a distinguished Taylor County, KY family. She professed faith in Christ and loved her church, Raikes Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jeff Cheatham, her husband of over 49 years. Gladys was a wonderful mother and homemaker; she had a kind, gentle spirit. She loved cooking and raising her flower and vegetable gardens. She was also a die-hard UK Wildcat fan. She leaves forty direct living descendants, spanning four generations.
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Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham of Merrimac, KY, died at 2:12amET, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home in Merrimac, Taylor County, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. Joe Segree. Burial will be in Merrimac Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2018-01-07 10:43:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Billy Joe Fudge: Planting 3 white pines would solve sign problem

About: - Comments re article 94896 Writer asks could sign in question be on state right of way

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
If the sign is on private property and the landowner will not allow access, may I suggest the planting of three White pine j-u-s-t over on the right-of-way. Within a couple of years, problem solved! - Billy Joe Fudge
Sounds good, Billy Joe Fudge - But how could one be sure the government wouldn't attack back, armed as they are with aerial Bushhogs and Agent Orange, or whatever defoliant is the current rage? - EW


2018-01-07 10:21:21 | Comments | Printable version

Travel Advisory - Sunday night winter weather & road conditions

Road crews for KYTC, Elizabethtown, KY, will be mobilized at 5pmCT/6pmET
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By Chris Jessie, Public Information Office
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY
District 4 serves: Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor, & Washington Counties

Based on current forecasts of a wintry mix of precipitation across the state tonight into Monday morning, roads will likely become very hazardous. While forecasters say temperatures will be close to or right above freezing in some areas, pavement temperature forecasts are lower than air temperature forecasts. Roads can become icy, even though rain does not freeze to trees and other elevated objects.


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2018-01-07 09:43:37 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Keltner: Sun Evening / Mon Morning Wintry Mix a-coming

Plan ahead for your Monday morning commute, Mike Keltner warns.
Click on headline for weather warning with NWS graphics.

By Mike Keltner, Adair County Emergency Manager

Tonight, Sunday, January 07, 2018, the Louisville NWS advises that a weather system will bring a wintry mix to the region.

The wintry mix will continue into Monday morning before temperatures warm up enough to change it to plain rain Monday afternoon.


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2018-01-07 09:21:04 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Marshburn: Fish?

About: Ralph Waggener: Hwy. 80 between Columbia and R Springs

Charles Marshburn asks:
Where does Ralph Roy Waggener eat fish in Russell Springs? - Charles Marshburn
We ask him: Could be LJS. Could be at Eli 1 or Eli 2. Could be at Jax's. Could be in the Central District in Downtown Esto, a suburb of Montpelier, Adair County, KY. Could be he's like folks from all over the Eastern United States, who can not get within 50 miles of Russell Springs and not got to Coe's Steak House. As I said, we'll ask him. Do know he has great stories of eating at Coe's. - EW


2018-01-07 09:11:04 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Marshburn: Wow!

Charles Marshburn writes:
I noticed in the picture of Woodford County that the sides of the road are not littered with trash. How do they do that? - Charles Marshburn
About: Kentucky Color: Woodford County has golden trifecta


2018-01-07 08:48:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Writer asks, could sign in question be on state right of way?

Sign in question: Comments on the sign on the Greensburg entrance into Columbia, and questions about its location, legal or illegal placement?
By Victoria Pike

I agree 100 percent on taking that sign down. Now here is my question? If it is on state right of way, it is illegally placed anyway since signs on state right of way are illegal and can be removed by the state.

Second, if it is on someone’s property, check with the PVA’s office. They have records of who owns property in Adair County.

Third, go ask land owner if you can take it down. I consider any sign illegally placed as part of litter on the highway and it is the duty of concerned citizens to pick it up and remove to the trash.


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2018-01-07 06:57:09 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky's frigid weather poses preventable health dangers

52 Weeks of Health Campaign: Cold Weather Safety - Tips on preventing hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, and for providing Infant Safe Sleep.
Click on headline for complete column

By Beth Crace Fisher

FRANKFORT, KY (4 Jan 2018) - With temperatures below freezing, and in some cases near zero, throughout this week, Department for Public Health (DPH) officials emphasize the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking steps to prevent hypothermia.

The National Weather Service is reporting bitterly cold air will enter the area this evening, lowering temperatures and increasing risk of frost bite and hypothermia. Precautions should be taken to protect infants, older Kentuckians, pets and livestock. In addition, poorly


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2018-01-07 04:52:31 | Comments | Printable version

Edvert (Ed) Glen Gaskins, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2018)

He was a Dental Technician and a Veteran of US Army. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He as the patriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Lilbert & Sarah Gadberry Gaskins and the widower of Pearl McGowan Gaskins. His wife Margaret Gaskins, survives. He leaves 16 direct and three step living descendants.
Click on headline for complete obituary with survivors and list of pallbearers.

Edvert "Ed" Glen Gaskins, 88, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10amCT, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bob McCabe officiating, along with speakers from the Lake Cumberland Area Emmaus Community. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, and after 8amCT, Wednesday. Interment will be in the Russell Springs City Cemetery, Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY.


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2018-01-07 03:58:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mrs. Angela Louise Wright Tucker, 34, Pierce, Green Co., KY (1983-2018)

She was the wife of Wayne Doyce Tucker, and daughter-in-law of Doyce Wayne and Phyllis Elaine Tucker of the Pierce Community of Green County, KY
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Mrs. Angela Louise Wright Tucker, age 34, of the Pierce Community, passed away on Wednesday at her residence in Green County, KY

The family has chosen cremation and there will be a "Celebration of Life Service for Angela Tucker this Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. A local celebration will be held at a later date. The Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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2018-01-07 03:29:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - SUNDAY with CM - 07 Jan 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 7, 2018:
Fear of waking late
will cause anxious to wait up
and ask to be roused.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 7 January 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2308



2018-01-07 03:14:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Fire starting in hot tub area damages Glens Fork area residence

Twelve Adair County Fire Department firefighters subdue flames in 30 minutes after arrival
Click on headline for complete story

By Donald Hare, Public Information Officer
The Adair County Fire Department

The Adair County Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 7:27amCT, Saturday morning, January 6, 2018, to 952 Hwy 768 East.


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2018-01-07 02:57:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 7
Happy Anniversary, James E. & Patricia Bennett (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Cash | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clarence Steve Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colby Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Collin Curry (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Coenen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Felicia Morgan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Franklin (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Feese. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kara Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krishana Lynne Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melinda Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim L. Baker (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina B. Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George William Beard, Adair Co., KY (1929-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Brown, Hustonville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Marie Grimsley, Russell Springs, KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence (P.I.) Fair, Casey County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney/a>, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steller Reliford, Adair County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darien McKenzie, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shillard (Jack) Dunbar>, 82, Nancy, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carman McElroy, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Shipp Druien, Taylor County, KY (1932 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Snow Hadley, 88, Adair Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William J. (Bill) Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas White, 94, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maurice Atchley, 74, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Groce Riddle, 76, Summer Shade, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rondal Dale (Ronnie) Walker, 62, Glasgow, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Veston Stephens, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Trammell, 82, Waynesburg, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dellar (Loy) Cheatham, 93, Adair Co., KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy F. Hawkins, 59, Russell County, KY (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Conway Bledsoe, 83, Adair County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Tubb) Gaskins, 58, Russell County, KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Shanklin, 84, Casey County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmon Bryant (1856-1937) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, January 7, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:30amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches
for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:51425, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Mary McClain, Russell County, KY (1932-2017) | (ID:51406, Comment)
NoonCTKnifley Little League Basketball signups 2pm-5pmCT at the Knifley Fire Department Gym, 6130 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY - Amanda Taylor - DETAILS/2 Signup Schedule | (ID:51227, Comment)
Services, 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Liberty, KY, for Nelson Kirby Brown, 87, Yosemite, KY native (1930-2018) | (ID:51389, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51426, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Linda Sue Compton, 67, Adair County, KY (1950-2018) | (ID:51381, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Jennie Lee Tucker Davenport, Green County, KY (1933-2018) | (ID:51421, Comment)
3:00pmCTVisitation, 1st of 2, after 3pmCT, Columbia, KY, for James Walters, 75, Columbia, KY/Crawfordsville, IN native (1942-2018) | (ID:51409, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51427, Comment)
6:00pmCTBro. John Campbell speaker at Kelleyville Community Church. - L.C. Tucker STORY | (ID:51387, Comment)

 
























 
 
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