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Terry Young, 54, Cumberland County, KY (1963-2018)

Terry loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles and had worked as a welder in the construction industry.

Terry Young, age 54 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Cumberland County Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1963 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Hildreth Young and Sarah Edna Gray Wolfe.

Terry had chosen cremation and there will be no services.


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Bobbie Reid Shirley, 74, Green County, KY (1943-2018)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. He was a self-employed carpenter and electrician, and a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was the son of the late son of the late Edwin Paul Shirley and Dorothy Harris Shirley. His wife of 50 years, Maedell Akin Shirley, survives.
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Mr. Bobbie Reid Shirley of Greensburg, KY departed this life Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home in the Ebenezer Community

The funeral services will be conducted at 1pmCT Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 South Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Union Chapel Cemetery in Metcalfe County, with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation is requested from 4-8pmCT, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Wednesday until time of the funeral service.

Pallbearers are Joey Ferguson, Guy Douglas Corbin, Alex Corbin, Justin Durrett, Terrill Williams and Clark Marshall. Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Durrett, Jerry Corbin, Rhuel Bishop, Brad Chris, Tom Hollenbeck, Robert Earhart and Philip Cox.


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Pamela Jo Moore, 59, Columbia, KY (1958-2018)

She was a lifetime resident of Columbia, KY. She was a loving, beloved citizen, a member of a treasured Adair County family. Pam attended the Columbia Baptist Church, she enjoyed being with people playing bingo, singing, going to church services at the nursing home & having a good time.
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Pamela Jo Moore, 59, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:30pmCT, at Signature Health & Rehab at Summit Manor.

Funeral service is Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Hadley the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 4:30pmCT, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.


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2018-02-26 18:35:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Attendance in Adair County schools good - steady all day at 91%

Dr. Stephens' leadership on school today proves right

Phyllis Curry writes in answer to request for figures:
Our attendance has held steady at right around 91% all day, per Jaimie Wisdom, who is Mr. Harmon's administrative assistant. - Phyllis Curry
Related: - Dr. Stephens says schools will be safe today


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Floyd Nelson (Jimmie) O'Banion, Green County, KY (1922-2018)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member, Trustee, and Sunday School Superintendent of the New Salem Baptist Church. He was a lifelong farmer, and a WWII Veteran having served in the United States Army.
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Floyd Nelson "Jimmie" O'Banion of Greensburg, KY, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the V.A. Center in Louisville. He was 95 years, 8 months, and 22 days of age.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10amCT Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 South Main Street Greensburg, KY. Burial will follow in the New Salem Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation is requested from 4-8pmCT Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the funeral home and after 7amCT Wednesday until time of the funeral service.

Pallbearers are Jimmie G. Judd, Scott Estes, Travis Scott, Joey Jones, Keaton Estes, Blake Scott, Mann Jones and Ricky Thompson.


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2018-02-26 14:54:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Pinewood Shopping Center announces two more businesses

Dollar Tree signs letter of intent to build an 8,500 s.f. building. Site work on the Magic Market, a Marathon branded convenience store, will begin within few days. Mike Neal and Mike Stephens announce that the original center is now 100% filled. "And you haven't seen anything yet," Mike Neal said, as development in 'New Columbia,' picks up, and optimism about Columbia's future in retail, commerce, hospitality, and health care abounds. Judge Stephens announces possibility of a 54-bed specialty hospital in Columbia's re-emergence as a health care center. But the really big news at the center, they say, is 3trees church, business office, and school.
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By Ed Waggener

Mike Neal and Mike Stephens of Pinewood Shopping Center announced two more confirmations for the Pinewood Shopping Center, and with the announcements a tip from Mike Neal, "You haven't seen anything yet."

Today's announcement includes:


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Leonard Waymon McGaha, 94, Adair Co., KY, native (1923-2018)

He was a member of the First Church of God – Evendale, a proud veteran of World War II, an avid musician and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie R. Rayburn McGaha, eight brothers, three sisters and a son-in-law.
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Leonard Waymon McGaha, 94, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Friday, February 23, 2018.

A visitation took place at the Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Avenue Mt. Healthy, OH. Mt. Healthy, OH on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2pm-5pmCT/3pm-6pmCT. A visitation took place Monday, February 26, 2018 at the First Church of God-Evendale, 3853 Glendale Milford Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio, at 9:30amCT/10:30amET followed by the service at 10amCT/11amET.


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2018-02-26 10:59:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charles Marshburn: Wants names, family shamed

Related: Dr. Stephens says schools will be safe today

Charles Marshburn, writes:
Names! I believe that names should be printed when involving school situations. Families should be held responsible and shamed when certain things happen. Might be against the law, but so is running a red light or a stop sign. - Charles Marshburn
Thanks - Appreciate your comment, but many - I hope most - appreciate the approach Dr. Stephens took in response to the incident. It is firm and responsible. - EW


2018-02-26 08:37:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Tornado hits Grab-Donansburg area of Green Co. KY 24 Feb 2018

Tornado's path mapped by Kyle Davis stretched about one mile along KY 88 East of Donansburg, with heaviest damage on Indus & Shirley Pickett's five acre farm, where two barns were destroyed and many trees were blown down.
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By Linda & Ed Waggener

The farm of Indus and Shirley Pickett at the corner of Hwy 88 and Grab Road in Green County, KY was hardest hit by a tornado during Saturday nights storms, 24 February 2018.

At 10:30pmCT, Saturday night, after getting a warning call from their daughter LaNetta, they were in their basement when they felt the house above them shake. The electricity went off and the winds roared outside.


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Dr. Stephens says schools will be safe today

Phone message, following social media post and investigation, urges all Adair County students and staff to be in school "tomorrow," which is now today, Monday, February 26, 2018.
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By Ed Waggener

Dr. Pam Stephens Adair County School Superintendent put out a call late last night, Sunday, February 25, 2018, to reassure parents, students and staff that they will be safe on Monday, February 26, 2018 and to urge attendance. " . . . you will be safe in our schools tomorrow and in the classrooms," she said.


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2018-02-26 03:45:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Today - MONDAY with CM - 26 Feb 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 26, 2018:
That a wild bird tamed
should come back and still be tame
is a miracle.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 26 February 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2358



2018-02-26 02:55:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

BJ Fudge recommends mushroom website

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
A link you might like... Everything you ever want to know about Morels and a-n-y mushrooms for that matter: www.mushroomexpert.com. - Billy Joe Fudge
See related: - Mystery tree growths in need of identification


2018-02-26 01:31:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Fatality collision in Marion County takes two lives

One person pronounced dead at the scene; another pronounced dead at Springview Hospital. Three others suffer injuries. Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's office, EMS, Fire and Rescue, Coroner, Lebanon Fire Department and additional KSP units.
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By TFC William R. Gregory

LEBANON, KY (25 Feb 2018) – Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth is investigating a collision that occurred today at 10:51 EST, one mile west of Lebanon on KY 208.

17-year-old Olivia Ford, of Lebanon, was operating a northbound 2015 Chevy Camaro when the vehicle dropped off of the right shoulder.


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2018-02-26 01:21:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 26
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Phyllis Mayse | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Donna Green (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amanda Lynne Furkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Angelika Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashlee Nicole Starns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Bell (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carnell Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Luttrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christie Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daryl Flatt (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Lee McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Butler Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laura Burress (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Rooks (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicklas Kelsay (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roy McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shana Smith Palumbo | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Woody Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Harmon (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles H. Crawhorn, 69, Adair County native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Harmon Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Mitchell Carter, Cumberland Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Noel Lewis, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Dell London, Metcalfe Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Bell Sweeney, Casey County, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Dunbar, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Omar A. Hendrickson, Louisville, KY (1975-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Churchill Svorc, Adair County, KY (1917-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rethel Proxedia Owens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Becky Gilbert, 71, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dorothy Corbin Petty, lifelong Adair Countian (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janis Aaron, Russell County, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grace Kean, 87, Russell Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ramona Grant Collins, 86, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly (Bootie) Smith, 63, Russell Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert H. (Bob) Wheeler, Taylor Co./Estill native (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonzie Gerald Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frankie Welliver, Knifley, Adair Co., KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky David (Doc) Walker, 62, Metcalfe County, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, \Margie Marie Judd Milby, Green County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Jo Moore, 59, Columbia, KY (1958-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
12:01amCTSnake Creek Boat Ramp, Adair County, KY, closed for extension/repairs 12 Feb - 1 Mar 2018. Dave Baker, KY F & W STORY | (ID:52258, Comment)
ELECTION 2018 - NOTE: Following links live Saturday, 17 Feb 2018.
Linked from Latest List of candidates, Adair Co, KY or, go directly to

(PAID ADV) Statement ads:
Buddy Powell, for Jailer - Terry Sullivan, for Magistrate - Ken Hill, for PVA. - Chris Reeder for Magistrate - Leighann Vanarsdale Loy, for Magistrate - Doug Campbell, for Magistrate - - Scotty Neat for PVA - Chris Pennington for Magistrate - NEW - Joey White for Jailer

Dan Ballou for Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court

(Inquire at any time, 24/7/365, for statement placement at ColumbiaMagazine.com at 270-250-2730). | (ID:52259, Comment)
5:59amCTWhat's Cooking

BREAKFASTS now being served!


See What's Cooking
now. | (ID:52221, Comment)
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:52262, Comment)
8:00amCTToday at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 8am-5pmCT. Bookmobile 8:30am-3:30pmCT, Town Run. Baby Lapsit 10am-11amCT. Preschool 11:10-11:30CT, Miss Joyce. 11:30am-12pmNoonCT, Miss Charleen. 12:30-1:15, Miss Sandra. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:52263, Comment)
Registration, Absentee requests 8am-4pm local time TODAY at Clerk's Office for May 22, 2018 primary today. - LISA GREER, Clerk | (ID:52266, Comment)
10:00amCTService for James -Jimmy- Caton, Taylor County, KY (1961-2018) | (ID:52229, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for David V. Roy, 61, Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Columbia (1956-2018) | (ID:52226, Comment)
College Baseball: Culver-Stockton v. Cleary, at Egnew Park in Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. - Chris Wells. STORY | (ID:52254, Comment)
NoonCTFree concert at CU with KSU Gospel Ensemble | (ID:52188, Comment)
Service for Neva Brewer, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932-2018) | (ID:52247, Comment)
Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:52260, Comment)
Service for Floyd Nelson "Jimmie" O'Banion, Green County, KY (1922-2018) | (ID:52269, Comment)
Services for Floyd Nelson (Jimmie) O'Banion, Green County, KY (1922-2018) | (ID:52270, Comment)
5:00pmCTCollege Baseball: Lindsey Wilson hosts Cleary at Egnew Park in Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. - Chris Wells. STORY | (ID:52256, Comment)
Chimes in the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:52261, Comment)
6:00pmCT Through the Fire Worship Center Bible Study. (Recurrent Weekly for 11 weeks. Pre-registration required)- Gary Tucker STORY | (ID:52008, Comment)
Judge Judy (Vance) Murphy to speak at Rotary meeting | (ID:52227, Comment)
Columbia Boy Scout Troop 185 meets regularly each Monday night at Columbia Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. - Troy Elmore, Scoutmaster. (RECURRING WEEKLY) | (ID:52264, Comment)
Boy Scouts - Russell Springs, KY - BSA Troop 241 meets on Mondays at Liberty Baptist Church, 215 Wilson Street in Russell Springs, KY. Contact Becky at 270-585-1151. | (ID:52265, Comment)
Russell County Board of Education meeting at Central Office, 404 S Main Street, Jamestown, KY. (Recurrent meeting) | (ID:52267, Comment)

 























 
 
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