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Jonas Scott, Clinton County, (1961-2018)

He was a member of the House of Prayer Church and a chef.
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Jonas P. Scott of Albany, KY, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Medical Center in Albany, KY,

The Funeral Service will be conducted Friday, May 18, 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, KY. The family will receive friends after 5pmCT on Thursday, May 17, 2018 until the funeral hour on Friday.


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2018-05-17 22:57:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Help friends get Jason 40 cards from 40 states for his 40th



2018-05-17 - Metcalfe Co., KY - Photo from Chris Lagermann.
"Please help friends get 40 cards from 40 states mailed to Jason Brown for his 40th Birthday. He will be celebrating this milestone birthday on June 2, 2018 and we want to shower him with love and we need help! We want him to get 40 cards from 40 different states! Please take a moment, put a card in the mail, and make his day!! Each and every day we have been blessed with Jason who is so special to all those who know him! Mail cards to: Jason Brown, 533 Kinniard Brown Rd, Edmonton, KY 42129." - Chris Lagermann

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Letter: Mom thrilled at baby picture, hoping for more details

Janice Tucker writes:
My mom never saw a baby picture of herself, and she was told that she won this baby contest at the fair and was just so thrilled. We would greatly appreciate any information.
Thanks so much,
Janice Tucker
Comments re article 97317 Query Anyone remember Inis McKinney winning baby contest


2018-05-17 22:09:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Nadine (Carr) Fights, Russell Co., KY/Casey native, (1936-2018)

Nadine was an office manager and a bookkeeper. She loved spending time with her family, reading and bird watching. She leaves eight direct living descendants. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
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Nadine Carr Fights, 81, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away from this Earth on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to be with Christ.

The funeral service will be held at 12pmCT/1pmET, on Friday, May 18, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Danny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2018-05-17 20:27:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Burton Garbage is high bidder for City's surplus 1999 GMC Packer

By Ed Waggener

In a very brief session this evening, with Mayor Curtis Hardwick presiding and City Clerk Rhonda Loy acting as session recorder, the Columbia City Council met and opened the single sealed bid for a Columbia Sanitation surplus 1999 garbage truck.


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2018-05-17 17:10:19 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County now provides option for proper flag disposal

"This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol." - JOE HARE, Commander, VFW Post 6097
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By Bridgett Compton
Executive Secretary, Adair County Fiscal Court

Adair County provides new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. Flags! In partnership with the National Association of Counties and the National Flag Foundation, Adair County has installed a flag retirement box, sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Counties, at no cost to the county, at the entrance to the Judge Executive- Michael Lee Stephens' office at the Adair County Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. "It is with my greatest pleasure we are able to have this centralized location to honor our national flag along with the citizens of Adair County who have served our great nation!" said Judge Executive, Michael Lee Stephens. Flags should be folded respectfully before being place in the box.


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2018-05-17 15:46:49 | Comments | Printable version

Gary Ford, 50, Adair County, KY (1968-2018)

He was of the Baptist faith, worked at Cox Interior and loved fishing, Nascar Racing and the Kentucky Derby. He was a member of one of Adair County's largest and most close knit families. He was the son of the late Mitchell & Estell Corbin Ford. With his passing, eight of his 14 siblings survive as does his wife, Cindy Ford. He leaves five direct living descendants and was expecting a second grandchild in August, and counted 60 nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces among his close and cherished kin.
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Gary Ford, 50, of Columbia, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:18amCT at his sister's residence.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:30pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT Saturday, May 19, 2018. Gary's nephews will serve as casket bearers.


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2018-05-17 13:37:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brown & Brown Acquisition means job growth in Columbia

JOB GROWTH IN COLUMBIA - Build up of Adair County jobs at Columbia Commercial Insurance Service support team's Center will result from Brown & Brown's acquisition of Automotive Development Group. As the group adds sales, a larger team will be necessary at Brown & Brown of Kentucky's office building opened in early 2017, on the Adair County Veterans Memorial Bypass. With that facility, some 25 high paying jobs were added in the 5,000 s.f facility.

Photo: Brown & Brown of Kentucky's new 5,000 s.f facility opened just over 1 year ago.


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Mike Neal, President of Brown & Brown of Kentucky, foresees immediate incremental growth at the center due to the parent company's acquisition, saying, "With the addition of this 30 plus new talented and quality teammates from Automotive Development Group, which drive sales and really give a strong presence in the Midwest, this acquisition will continue the need to build a larger team here in our Columbia Commercial Insurance Service support team. The new team in the Midwest should also feed more business and these are integrated in into our Point of Sale Personal Lines Call Center in Adair County, so that should also drive more hiring as times goes along. This is the new building we opened a little over a year ago here in Columbia with the help of the Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Authority, Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens, Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick and the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet.


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2018-05-17 11:14:44 | Comments | Printable version

Albert Johnson: Ordinary Housecat

Comments re photo 78743 Picture of possible mountain lion in Jefferson Co KY

Albert Johnson writes:
I think I see Bigfoot over there in the bushes too. Ordinary housecat. - Albert Johnson
Thanks, Albert Johnson - You may be right. But I hope you keep an open mind on this. I think the jury's still out - and I believe that the KY Fish & Wildlife will be the first to let us know when there's conclusive evidence one way or another. We'll keep you posted. - EW


2018-05-17 10:40:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Golf tournament rescheduled to 7 June 2018 due to rain

By Ellen Zornes, Executive Director,
Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce

The Columbia - Adair Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament scheduled for today has been cancelled due to expected storms this afternoon and is rescheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2018.

The Golf Tournament is an annual event at The Pines of Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Lane, with a shotgun start at 1pmCT and a blind draw pairing with "A" players. All entries must be registered by 12:30pmNoonCT.


2018-05-17 09:00:37 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's Tennis sweeps San Diego Christian

By Charles Balcom

Mobile, AL - The Lindsey Wilson women's tennis team secured a spot in the NAIA National Championship Quarterfinals after topping San Diego Christian (CA) by a 5-0 margin on Wednesday at the Mobile Tennis Center.

It marks the 11th time in program history and is the seventh season in a row the Blue Raiders have reached the final eight. The fourth-seeded Blue Raiders (13-2) now face the winner of fifth-seeded Brenau (GA) and 12th-seeded Middle Georgia State in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 9amCT.


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2018-05-17 05:59:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Gov. Bevin Christian County as KY Work Ready Community

From Gov. Bevin's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY (May 16, 2018) - Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that Christian County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. Currently, 92 counties are certified as Work Ready Communities or Work Ready Communities in Progress.


2018-05-17 05:48:58 | Comments | Printable version

Large cat, possibly mountain lion, sighted in Anchorage, KY area

A homeowner standing on an elevated deck snapped a distant photo of the animal in question. While the image was blurred and the animal was not clearly identifiable, biologists were able to estimate measurements based on surrounding plant life. The image is included below. - KY F & W.
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From KY Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, KY (Wed 16 May 2018) - Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are asking people to be vigilant after receiving two credible but unconfirmed sightings of a mountain lion or other large feline in the Anchorage area of Jefferson County last week.


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2018-05-17 05:27:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Day of Service/PRIDE Clean-Up at Adair County Primary Center - Wed 16 May 2018

This day is part of an Eastern Kentucky PRIDE grant that was awarded to our school in October 2017, when we wrote a proposal to begin a school wide recycling program. Wednesday was also a day of service at ACPC
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By Dana Harmon Students and staff were very busy Wednesday at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. On top of all the other activities going on at the end of the school year, the day was also ACPC PRIDE Spring Clean Up and Day of Service.


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2018-05-17 04:48:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Reminder: Adair GOP meets Thu 17 May 2018

All Adair County Republicans welcome

This is a reminder that the regular 3rd Thursday monthly meeting for the Adair County Republican Party will be at 6pmCT, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in the basement of the Adair County Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. All Adair County Republicans are welcome to attend. - Jason Rector, Chairman, Adair County Republican Party


2018-05-17 02:31:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 17 May 2018

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 17, 2018:
When meeting again
after long separation,
what will not be changed?
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 17 May 2018.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2438



2018-05-17 02:25:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 17
Happy Anniversary, Lynn and Mary Stephens (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Marshall & Joyce Sneed (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Wayne and Elizabeth Miller (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Stotts (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Birdwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kate Erin Spinks | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Ruth Scott Norris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Naomi Cave | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Schella Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitley Anna-Grace Janes (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie M. Cundiff, Casey Co., KY (1919-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Betty Sherrell Morrison, Taylor Co., KY native (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bell Marie Keltner, Adair County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbie H. Jones, Little Barren Community, Green Co., KY (1936-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W.C. Conner, Green Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Wiley Galliher, Casey County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis H. Gupton, 86, Taylor County, KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Joe Wesley , 44, Casey County, KY (1969-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Auda Mae Tucker, 77, Russell Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Viola S. May, Casey Co., KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Phipps, 87, Knifley, KY, (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwade Tolou Mings, 97, Taylor County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matthew Paul Summers, 41, (1971-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, John T. Durham, Jr., Wilmore, KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vallace Denton Elmore, 79, Casey County, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Cox, Casey County, KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Garrett, Taylor Co., KY/Nelson Co. KY native (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Ann Darnell Williams, Taylor Co., KY/Russell Co., KY native (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessi LP Lowery, 18, Russell County, KY (1999-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harvey Henry Estes, 86, Metcalfe Co., KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Infant Olivia Grace Grider, Cumberland County, KY (May 17, 2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Weddle Norman, 66, Casey Co., KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Cox Allen, 71, Taylor County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Effie Heskamp (1910-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Brthday, Terry Wayne Benningfield, Taylor Co. Ky. (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
5:00amCTNational Peace Officers Week. May 13-May 19, 2017 | (ID:53518, 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:53589, Comment)
8:00amCTE-Waste Collection at Adair Recycling Center, Monday-Wednesday 8am-3pmCT, and Thursday and Friday the center is open and staff will assist if they are not picking up routes. - Andrea Waggener, Adair County Deputy Judge Executive STORY | (ID:53471, Comment)
Today at the library. See Adair County Public Library calendar, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. OPEN 9am-6pmCT. Bookmobile - E 80 Run, 8:30am-3:30pmCT. Inclement Weather Policy | (ID:53590, Comment)
Election 2018/Primary - Absentee voting machines open 8am-4pmCT, Today. Lisa Greer, Adair County Court Clerk STORY | (ID:53591, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at a 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. Twenty-eight (28) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Three (3) 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. One (1) Court Events in Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. Sixteen (16) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. Nine (9) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. One (1) Event(s) in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:53595, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:53592, Comment)
12:30pmCTC/AC GOLF TOURNAMENT CANCELLED/RE-SCHEDULED - The Columbia - Adair Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament scheduled for today has been cancelled due to expected storms this afternoon and is rescheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2018. at The Pines of Lindsey Wilson, 275 Country Club Lane, with a shotgun start at 1pmCT and a blind draw pairing with "A" players. Registration on June 7 will be at 12:30pmCT. - Ellen Zornes, Executive Secretary | (ID:53603, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Mary Virginia (Margaret) Perkins, Knifley, KY (1928-2018) | (ID:53563, Comment)
5:00pmCTColumbia City Council special session is Thu 17 May 2018 at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville, KY. - AGENDA has one item: Opening Bids on 1999 Garbage Truck - RHONDA LOY, City Clerk. - STORY | (ID:53582, Comment)
Chimes for the Evening Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:53593, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County School Board regular monthly meeting at the Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. (Recurrent 3rd Thursdays). -Becky Bailey AGENDA | (ID:53579, Comment)
Adair Republican Party meeting - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. - Jason Rector, Chair. (Recurrent Third Thursdays), STORY | (ID:53588, Comment)
Journey to Recovery regular Thursday meeting - Kathy Shelton STORY | (ID:53594, Comment)
6:30pmCTService, 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, Edinburgh, IN, for Raymond Rooks, 74, Adair Co., KY native (1944-2018) | (ID:53567, Comment)

 























 
 
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