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Nona Mae Jeffries, 83, Savoyard, KY (1934-2018)

She was a member of a prominent North Metcalfe County, KY, family. She was the daughter of the late Allen & Louella Keen Stephens and the widow of Gearon Jeffries. With her death, two siblings survive, Wanda Ballou of Columbia, KY and Frank Stephens, Louisville, KY. She leaves six direct living descendants. She was a member of Savoyard Baptist Church. Her final resting place will be in the Jeffries Cemetery.>

Nona Mae Jeffries, 83, of Savoyard passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Allen and Louella Keen Stephens and the wife of the late Gearon Jeffries. Mrs. Jeffries was a member of Savoyard Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 2pmCT at Savoyard Baptist Church with burial in the Jeffries Cemetery. Visitation will be on 2pmCT-8pmET, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Butler Funeral Home and after 9amCT, Thursday until time of service at the church.


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2018-01-30 20:18:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Super Blue Blood Moon Rising Over Blue Raider Stadium



2018-01-30 - Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
This isn't just any gigantic, full moon rising over Lindsey Wilson's Blue Raider Stadium. It's being called a Super Blue Blood Moon. The photo was made around 5:30pmCT January 30, 2018 as it was rising in the eastern sky. A search on Google for "blood moon January 31, 2018" brings all kinds of information about the rare event we will experience overnight.

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Lois J. Post, Russell Co., KY (1929-2018)

She was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a resident of Jamestown, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late William & Pansy Wilson Hadley, and the widow of James Clifford Post. She leaves 15 direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in the Free Union Cemetery.
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Lois J. Post, 88, of Russell Springs, KY, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY.

Graveside service for Lois J. Post will be 10amCT, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Free Union Cemetery with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating. No visitation is scheduled.


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2018-01-30 19:40:43 | Comments | Printable version

Roberta Hess, Casey County, KY/New York native (1942-2018)

She was a native of Mt. Kisco, NY, and a resident of Liberty, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Robert & Catherine Doyle Mercer. Her husband, William Samuel Hess, survives. She leaves seven direct living descendants. She was a nurse. Her final resting place will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church Cemetery in Clementsville, KY
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Roberta Hess age 75, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Sunday January 28th, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Mount Kisco, NY on June 1, 1942 a daughter of the late Robert and Catherine Doyle Mercer.

Funeral Services will be held 10amCT/11amET, Friday February 2, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 5075 KY 551, Clementsville, KY. Deacon Joseph Dant officiating. Burial will in the St. Bernard Cemetery, beside the church. Visitation will be held 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Thursday February 1, 2018 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY.


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2018-01-30 19:13:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC international students mark 'coming of age'

"You have become an adult. Your future may not be totally clear to you yet, but dream big dreams and be hopeful. By having made the decision to come to the U.S. and study at Lindsey Wilson College, you are playing at active part in fulfilling your dreams and hopes. " - Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick
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From Lindsey Wilson College Public Relations Department

Columbia, KY -Saturday, January 27, marked the Third Annual Coming of Age Ceremony for international students studying abroad at LWC. Traditionally, the Coming of Age ceremony - also known as Seijin no Hi - is held throughout city halls in Japan every January. The ceremony, which dates to the 8th century, celebrates when a person in Japan reaches legal adulthood, which is the age of 20. Four LWC students from Japan were recognized during the ceremony Saturday at the Hodge Center for Discipleship.

Classmates, faculty and staff and area residents gathered as Mayor of Columbia Curtis Hardwick told the four Japanese students about the responsibilities and challenges of adulthood, just as a Japanese mayor would do.


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2018-01-30 17:29:12 | Comments | Printable version

Porch cat didn't budge in the snow either

Joyce M Coomer writes:
One of my cats sat on the porch, in the icy snow, most of the night . . . he has enough fur for two cats so evidently he didn't notice the cold! --Joyce M Coomer

Comments re photo 76984 Snowstorm 29 Jan 2018 The cat who wouldnt budge


2018-01-30 17:26:07 | Comments | Printable version

Arrests made in case of gunshots fired after LWC/CU ballgame

The Taylor County Sheriff's office serves warrants, sworn out by CPD Officer Charles Greer, re: January 25, 2018 incident in Columbia, KY. Two students, 21 and 23 years old, arrested in Campbellsville, KY. See also: Search underway for suspect in shooting after CU v. LWC games original story. And LWC VP L. Dean Adams issues statement on shooting incident that suspect was not affiliated with Lindsey Wilson College and that no LWC students or staff were hurt

NOTE: Indictments/arrests/allegations are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

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

Columbia Police can confirm that at 1:48pmET, that 23 year old Darius Dornes was arrested today in relation to the shots being fired at an altercation on Lindsey Wilson College Campus after a sporting event.


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2018-01-30 16:54:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Betty Jo Coffey Phillips, 80, Adair County, KY (1938-2018)

She was a teacher in the Adair County School System for over 40 years. She taught in one room schools and at Knifley and Shepherd Grade Centers. She was a graduate of Campbellsville College and received her Masters Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association and the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Betty was very active in the Adair County and Taylor County Homemakers Clubs. She was a native of Louisville, KY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of her death here. She was the daughter of the late Fred Warren & Ada B. Workman Coffey. She was the widow of Joe Phillips. She leaves seven direct living descendants.
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Betty Jo Coffey Phillips, 80, of Pellyton and Campbellsville, KY, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:40pmCT in the Columbia nursing home.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Clergy officiating Bro. Paul Patton & Bro. Ed Loy. Interment will follow in Pellyton Cemetery, 100 Pellyton East Road, Pellyton (Adair County) KY. The family requests visitation after 3pmCT Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the funeral home.


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2018-01-30 13:52:50 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2018: just a hours left to file, doors get locked at 4pmCT

Checking after lunchtime, no more candidates have filed since the morning report at this link.

Just hours are left before the deadline, today, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 4pmCT, when Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer and staff say the doors to the office will be locked.


2018-01-30 13:33:55 | Comments | Printable version

Election 2018: One more filed Mon 29 Jan 2018


Update To Mon 29, 2018 post. Additional candidate filed as of 4pmNoonCT, Mon 29 Jan 2018: One new PVA candidate, new County Clerk candidate, new candidate for magistrate and two more file for Constable Posts, with final 8 hours of filing on Tue 30 Jan 2018. The deadline is Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 4pmCT
LATEST LIST of Candidates, updated as of 4pmCT, Monday, January 29, 2018

By Ed Waggener

An additional candidate filed on Monday, January 29, 2018, in Adair County who was not included in the earlier update for that day. (Last minute email failure):

- Philip Nafziger, R, filed as a candidate for Magistrate in Adair County District 3, (2018-01-29). Nafziger's entry sets up a primary contest with incumbent Magistrate Sammy Baker. One Democrat, Matthew Hadley has filed for his party's nomination, making a general election contest, barring an unforeseen circumstance, virtually assured.


2018-01-30 10:21:54 | Comments | Printable version


Traffic Alert: Construction in 200 block Burkesville Street

Part of Madison Alley will be closed today; public requested to avoid construction areas if at all possible today.

Tuesday January 30, 2018, Stotts Construction Co., Inc. will be working on the 200 block of Burkesville Street in front of the Madison Square Building, Save-a-lot and Downey Eye Clinic. Madison Alley will be closed during construction and E. Guardian will be closed between Save-a-lot and Downey Eye Clinic. We ask that the public avoid these areas where possible, be mindful of the safety of the construction crew and expect some delays in traffic. We want to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we make these necessary upgrades to better serve the customers and improve the quality water service. We will keep the public updated of construction and street closures as construction progresses. Tammy Stotts, Stotts Construction Co., Inc. and Jennifer Carter, Office Manager, Columbia/Adair Utilities District


2018-01-30 08:25:23 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson: Adair County as seat of learning, in the law

The centerpiece is by Cumberland County native and famous Adair Countian, Herschel Clay Jones, which touches on the lives of Zach Wheat, Thomas E. Bramlette, Thomas T. Alexander, James Garnett, William Wallace Jones, Charles A. Hardin, William E. Russell, Parker C. Hardin, Timoleon Cravens, William Stewart, James Garnett, Jr., E.L. Dohoney, Nat Gaither and Ed Butler and even presidential politics - touching on many counties primarily in South Central Kentucky as well as statewide and nationally, including Texas.
Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with the partisan party designation for offices of judge in the upcoming primary election, but thought it might give one or two readers a moment of historical enjoyment. MW

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

There was a time when Adair County was considered not only the seat of great learning for south central Kentucky, but also in the law, as illustrated in the following item from Judge Herschel Clay Baker, of Columbia, but native of Cumberland County, from 1898:

Looking Back--A Contributor of the News Writes Interestingly of Prominent Men Who Were Born and Reared in Columbia, and Who Filled High Stations in Life, Other Noted Characters--

Columbia, without indulging in any vain, glorious praise of itself, has reason to be proud of its past history, and the records of its public men. Somehow, without ever being a good point for the practice of law, particularly to make money, Columbia has always been a good point to make judges. It has enjoyed a distinction in this respect, as it has furnished quite a number of men to wear the ermine in this and other districts of the State.


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2018-01-30 06:29:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Election 2018: Reader help - District Judge candidates/local ties

Another topic: Why are Judgeships races in KY "non-partisan," and Commonwealth Attorneys "partisan"???
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By Ed Waggener

In checking over the non-partisan and long list of candidates for District Judges, there were a surprising number of sons and grandsons of Adair County, KY. At least 4-5 - maybe many more. The list can be seen at State Board of Elections website/list of candidates for district judge.


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2018-01-30 05:36:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Mrs. Regina Mae (Parrish) Jones, 84, Cumberland County, KY (1934-2018)

She was a beloved community leader. She was of Methodist faith, a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church (Cumberland County), a seamstress, a director at Cumberland County Center on Aging, a member of the Burkesville Cemetery Board, the Cumberland County Homemakers, and the Cumberland County Commodities Distribution Team and an active volunteer in Feed My Sheep Food Pantry. She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death in Cumberland County. She was the daughter of the late Beckham & Drusilla (Shaw) Parrish, and the widow of James Marshall Jones. She leaves six direct living descendants.
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Mrs. Regina Mae (Parrish) Jones, age 84, of Burkesville, KY passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at The Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 2pmCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Burial will be in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 3pmCT on Thursday, February 1, 2018, until the funeral hour on Friday.


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2018-01-30 05:19:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rep. Comer, KY delegation remember shooting victims

Click on headline for text of speech given before the U.S. House of Representatives and view embedded YouTube Video of the Speech - EW

By Michael Gossum, Communications Director for Rep. James Comer's Office

WASHINGTON (Mon 29 Jan 2018) - Congressman James Comer (KY-01) along with the Kentucky federal delegation paid respects to the victims of the horrific shooting in Marshall County, as well as honored the first responders and the entire community for coming together. A copy of the speech is below.


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2018-01-30 02:59:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Today, TUESDAY with CM - 30 Jan 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 30, 2018:
Love cannot be forced,
some having once found their love,
can love no other.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2331

Wallethub ranks Kentucky as No. 34 in rankings
for economic impact of immigration
Source: WalletHub


2018-01-30 02:00:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 30
Happy Anniversary, Fred & Carolyn Plahuta (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amon Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Conn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caitlin MacInteer (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Goodin Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daisy Nicole Tucker (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Richards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elijah Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Burton (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hollin Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Corbin (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Lewis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lola Mae Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Monica Lynn Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Monica Moss Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick Coppage | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tasha Hatcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Willard Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Kile Claywell (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthay, Izzie Brooks, Taylor Co., KY, (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Douglas Need, Millerfield Community (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hildreth Reid Lawson, Burkesville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ellen Loy, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Irma Jo Shepperson, 60, Taylor County, KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Henry Drake, Casey Co., KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark W. Pyles, 66, Columbia, KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otha (Littlen) Carmon, Clementsville, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Howard Chaney, 74, Taylor County KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Hutcherson, Taylor Co., KY, Adair native (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul (Tom Dooley) Richards, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Big Dale Hunt, 80, Taylor County, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ella Mae Hubbard Wood, Metcalfe County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nell Hash, 75, Campbellsville,, KY (1942-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joel (Joey) Davidson, 56, Taylor County, KY (1962-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Mae Coomer, (Evelyn West), Elroy, Adair Co., KY native (1921-2004) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
MidnightCTGov. Matt Bevin orders state flags to half staff in honor of Marshall Co. High School victims today, 30 Jan 2018. Daylight hours today. State flag. | (ID:51738, Comment)
7:10amCTCarter White Report. FM 93.5. Tue/Thu each week. STORY | (ID:51800, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the Adair County Public Library (Today is a good day to meet the staff of the Adair County Library; just scan all the homepage), 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open Today, 8am-5pmCT. Bookmobile: 8:30am-3:30pmCT, Gradyville Run. Doll House Daycare: 9am-9:30amCT. Learning Tree 9:30am-10amCT. Headstart: Miss Shannon 10am-10:30amCT; Miss Veronica 10:30am-11amCT; Miss Joyce's Preschool, 11:10am-11:30amCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:51798, Comment)
7 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. 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. Twenty-two (22) 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. Two (2) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Seven (7) 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. Ninety (90) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One hundred ninety four (194) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:51799, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:51794, Comment)
10:00amCTThe "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) | (ID:51795, Comment)
11:00amCTService, 11amCT/12pmNoonET, Campbellsville, KY, for Mel Gilbert, 77, Taylor County, KY (1940-2018) | (ID:51757, Comment)
NoonCTServices, 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Campbellsville, KY, Jalisa Shanee Lavee Smith, 29, Louisville, KY (1988-2018) | (ID:51776, Comment)
Service, Greensburg, KY, for Lenn R. Pruitt, Green County, KY (1933-2018) | (ID:51777, Comment)

COUNTDOWN: Less than four hours to file for offices subject to primary election!!!
  1. TUESDAY, January 30, 2018 - - Candidates can file 8am-4pmCT.- Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer's office, Ste 3, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, is OPEN (Watch here for any schedule changes). TODAY IS FINAL DAY TO FILE for Offices Subject to Primary: Clerk's office open. Candidates can file 8am-4pmCT.
Latest List of candidates, Adair Co, KY with photos of each | (ID:51793, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51796, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY will host S.T.E.A.M Night 5pm-6:30pmCT. STEAM night is a family involvement event that will offer activities to promote science, technology, engineering, art and math. - Debbie Cowan. STORY | (ID:51786, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:51797, 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:51801, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair County High School Boys Varsity Basketball at LaRue County High School,, 926 S Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, KY. 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET. Brent Campbell Sports Information Director | (ID:51803, Comment)
7:00pmCTAdair County Girls Varsity Basketball hosts Wayne County High School, at John Burr Memorial Gymnasium, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. Brent Campbell Sports Information Director | (ID:51802, Comment)
8:00pmCTState of the Union Address from U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC. 8pmCT/09pmET. Democratic Response will follow. | (ID:51805, Comment)

 






















 
 
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