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Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting agenda

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 6pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

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2019-10-07 18:39:37 | Comments | Printable version

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Tim Judd is new CFO at CU

2019-10-07 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo courtesy Campbellsville University.
Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter has promoted Tim Judd to vice president for finance, chief financial officer (CFO).

Judd is a native of Greensburg, Ky. and is an active member of Greensburg Baptist Church. His wife of 16 years, Jamie, is a first-grade teacher at Taylor County Primary School in Taylor County. They are the parents of two children, Landon and Laynie.

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Revival services at Knifley Christian Church

By Marsha Bennett

Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley KY, will be having a Revival on October 11, 12 and 13. The evangelist will be Bro. Brad Clouse.

Services will start at 6pmCT on Friday, October 11, 2019 and Saturday, October 12, 2019. There will be special music on Friday and Saturday night.

Homecoming will be on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 9:30amCT, with a meal following the morning worship service. Everyone is invited to attend.

2019-10-07 18:14:52 | Comments | Printable version

Lawmakers hear about hemp industry challenges

By Rebecca Hanchett

Frankfort, KY - Six years ago, the Kentucky General Assembly created a framework for production of industrial hemp. Now the state is a hemp production leader, with around 26,000 acres planted this year alone.

But the growth of hemp and hemp processing in Kentucky under 2013 SB 50 and the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill has presented what Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles calls "growing pains," with farmers and processors facing some uncertainty from both federal regulators and financial lenders.

Although the federal government no longer classifies hemp - a type of cannabis plant--as a controlled substance under federal law, it still regulates the sale of cannabis and cannabis-derived products such as the increasingly popular CBD (or cannabidiol).

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2019-10-07 18:11:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

KY Afield Video: Oct 5, 2019 Full Show

In this episode: Mussels in KY, Cook Wild KY, and Archery Deer Hunt. See what the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are doing for healthy mussels. Find out how you can get some healthy recipes for wild fish and game and taking an early season deer.

2019-10-07 18:06:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

LWC Archery finishes third at 3D National Championships

By Chris Wells

Foley, AL - Lindsey Wilson archery earned the program's first-ever team podium at the USA Archery 3D National Championships this weekend.

The Blue Raiders achieved this milestone in just its second season as a collegiate program.

In addition to the team podium finish, Christa Nelson won an individual gold medal becoming the first Blue Raider archer to win a national title. Nelson, Britney McCarthy, and Makayla Potter along with Dalton Richardson, Taylor Bell, and T Sanchez won team golds to give the Blue Raiders two additional national championships.

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2019-10-07 14:30:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

CU promotes Greensburg native Tim Judd to VP Finance

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter has promoted Tim Judd to vice president for finance, chief financial officer (CFO).

Carter said, "Tim has been a valued member of our financial staff serving in several roles until the recent vice president position. He has led the Office of Business Services with integrity and dedication. We are proud to make this new position for Tim."

Judd is responsible for all aspects of finance for the university including budget, accounting, purchasing, student accounts, tax compliance, debt, investments, cash management and student financial aid. He is in his 18th year with the university.

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2019-10-07 14:22:42 | Comments | Printable version

Buckle up, put phones down to increase roadway safety

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety launches new campaign to reduce crashes, fatalities

By Erin Eggen/Naitore Djigbenou

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is driving home a safety message to motorists aimed at preventing crashes by encouraging two life-saving actions behind the wheel- buckling up and putting down the phone.

Launching today, the state's first Buckle Up Phone Down campaign features videos, radio spots, digital advertising and a new dedicated website,, to promote the initiative.

"The campaign offers compelling stories from credible sources urging drivers to buckle up and put the phone down," said KOHS Acting Director Jason Siwula. "We believe that if all drivers practice these two, simple behaviors, we will see a dramatic reduction in fatalities and injuries on our roadways."

According to KOHS, each year in Kentucky, distracted driving results in more than 50,000 crashes, more than 15,000 injuries and approximately 200 deaths. Distracted driving behaviors, like texting, emailing and talking, are discouraged and drivers are advised to not interact with their phone.

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2019-10-07 14:20:40 | Comments | Printable version

Revival at Cane Valley Baptist Church starts Wed 16 Oct

By Connie Young

Cane Valley Baptist Church, 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, will hold Revival Services from Wednesday, October 16, 2019 through Sunday, October 20, 2019. Services will begin at 6pmCT nightly.

Bro. Darrell Landis, Evangelist, will be speaking, and special music will be performed each night. Everyone is welcome!

For more information contact Bro. Clay Scott at 270-405-0770 or Sheila Scott at 270-401-1639, or home 270-932-4770.

2019-10-07 13:16:59 | Comments | Printable version

Postcards have been mailed for 2019-2020 Fire Dues

By Donald Hare

The Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department has mailed postcards out to all previous members that have not yet paid their 2019-2020 Fire Dues. We have had several came back as "undeliverable." Please remember that a non-member run is $500.00.

You can mail Fire Dues to PO Box 96, Columbia, KY 42728, drop off at our box at the Fire Station, or pay at Flowers and Things.

2019-10-07 13:02:08 | Comments | Printable version

Mystery solved: Tracks in dry grass mark lateral drainage lines

Mystery resolved - "This is what happens when your ground gets so dry from an extended drought. The markings are septic tank lateral drainage lines coming from the septic tank! You can trace them all the way to the septic tank. Iíve only seen this happen twice in my lifetime." - James

This is the answer to last week's question: What are the tracks in the dry grass?

2019-10-07 12:43:00 | Comments | Printable version

Have you made sure you can cast your vote in November?

The clock is ticking, today's the deadline to make sure you're ready to vote in the upcoming election. While you're here on the internet, take a moment to register or update your registration online at

2019-10-07 12:03:39 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County 4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

By Tony Rose

To kick off National 4-H Week, Adair County 4-H is looking at starting a new Outdoor Adventure Club for youth and adults of Adair County. This group will have many different areas that they will be participating in. The group will be taking part in the new 4-H Stream Team study to track water quality throughout our area. Other programs related to environmental study will also be included. The group will participate in possible canoe/kayaking, hiking and other outdoor activities.

To get the new program started, there needs to be at least 10 youth and 2 adults who would like to participate in the program. With this type of program it is necessary to have adults involved and assist with the club. Without at least 2 adults, we will not be able to offer this new program.

If you are interested in this new club, please fill out the survey at this link:

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2019-10-07 10:49:22 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Hunter will certainly be missed

Darrell Overstreet writes:
Hunter will certainly be missed. We will miss his leadership at the Columbia Baptist Church, his jokes and his stories about Yellowstone.

Our prayers and thoughts for Joyce and the family. --Darrell

2019-10-07 09:16:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Remembering Hunter Durham

Doug McCammish writes:
Most everyone in Adair County and a big part of Kentucky will have Hunter Durham stories. Hunter had dozens or hundreds of them himself. I only knew him for 18 years and still can probably tell a "few." Just bring up Yellowstone National Park, for instance, or his uncle in Alabama or the older couple who lived in the country and taught the "townie" how to fish or his time as a basketball manager at UK under Coach Rupp.

Hunter was immensely proud of his four grandchildren and their accomplishments and successes. Witness the recent story about Kate and her white coat and Alex and his law position. We were privileged to host Kate for a night not long ago and have prayed for Bradley for so long we feel as if we know him.

Among his many accomplishments and positions, Hunter taught the men's Sunday School class at Columbia Baptist for maybe 100 years and he let me teach a few in his place. One Saturday evening, Rob Durham called and said "Dad asked me to call you and see if you can teach tomorrow." I laughed, being sure at the time that Hunter was pulling one on me - calling late Saturday to teach the next morning. But no, Hunter was in the hospital with a serious problem and Rob was not joking. He recovered from that one and some others. Despite all his medical problems, he was such a positive person. Thanks be to God for Hunter Durham. --Doug
Comments re article 106612 Hunter Durham 78 Adair County KY 19412019

2019-10-07 09:16:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Silent City event begins at 5pmCT today, rain or shine

NOTE: Just decided: if it is raining at 3:30pmCT, the program will be inside the library. --Mike Watson

Even if the much needed rains continue, the annual Silent City event will be held, beginning at the Adair County Public Library, today, October 7, 2019 at 5pmCT.

The Silent City Cemetery Walk at the Columbia Cemetery, sponsored by the Adair County Public Library and the Adair County Genealogical Society, is a walking tour of the oldest cemetery in Columbia in its second decade.

The program begins at the Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. For more information: ACPL, 270-384-2472.

2019-10-07 07:58:55 | Comments | Printable version

One room schoolhouse volunteer work update, plan

Another work day is planned for October 19, 2019 from 7amCT until the last of the work is completed. All volunteers are welcome and one more day is expected to put the project very nearly complete. We hope to celebrate this accomplishment very soon.

By Mike Watson, President, Adair Heritage Association

The second work day on the Flatwood's Rosenwald School building was a great success. Workers began gathering around 7amCT on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for another day of restoration and preservation on the only remaining Rosenwald building in Adair County, and one of the better examples in the state.

Two weeks previous a fine group began the work and since that time several hours have been put toward the clean-up, repair and paint removal in preparation for coats of life-preserving white paint on the outside as well as the inside.

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2019-10-07 07:16:45 | Comments | Printable version

LWC volleyball defeats Shawnee State in three sets

By Brady Budke

The No. 13-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team defeated Shawnee State (Ohio) in a three-set Mid-South Conference battle Saturday afternoon at Biggers Sports Center.

Freshman Kasia Niderla led the Blue Raiders with 11 kills, which marks the 11th straight match she's lead the way for Lindsey Wilson. Freshman Camryn Rich tallied a team high 19 assists, while sophomore Lauren Larzelere managed 15 digs on the defensive side for Lindsey Wilson.

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2019-10-07 05:33:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Definitely worth it

Tommy Bailey writes:
Sounds like you went through a lot, but by the looks of this beautiful shot myself and hundreds of others will think it was worth it. Keep'em coming. --Tommy
Comments re photo 85396 Old Brush Creek Revisited Green County

2019-10-07 05:28:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Rainy, windy and cooler, high 62F

It's currently 60F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It rained all through the night here and will continue today, diminishing after 2pmCT. Today's high may be in the low 60's. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

It will be partly cloudy tonight, with isolated showers tapering off before 8pmCT, and a low around 45. Northeast wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny and mild, with a high near 72F. Northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tuesday night should be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 48F and east wind 3 to 6 mph.

2019-10-07 05:28:45 | Comments | Printable version

Today - MONDAY with CM - 7 Oct 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 7, 2019:
Dealing easily
with an unexpected guest
is likely false hope.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 7 October 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2946

2019-10-07 05:23:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 7 Oct 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, October 7, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 25 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 164 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 24 events Circuit Court. 68 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-10-07 05:23:12 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 7
Happy Anniversary, Ryan and Julie McQueary (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adysen Jewell Wooley (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake A. Burriss (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Boon Matney (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briley Stephen Taylor (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cassie Jo Rogers (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Michelle Hancock-Edwards (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ellie Cristin Cheatham (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elliot Smith (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Legg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Wayne Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marlena Sharpe McDonald (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Froedge (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Elaine Pyles Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sonny (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stefani B. Knight (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timothy Eaton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wendell Burton (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Wilson, 88, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Porter McCoy, Cumberland County, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, C.W. Goff, Green County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory Birthday, David Yeagley, Taylor County, KY (1966-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcella Lawless, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcia Ann McKinley Cook (d. May 14, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny Dale Jewell, 66, Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corey Lee Spears, Green Co., KY (1989-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Duncan Cundiff, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Ramsey , 85, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur Roy , Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Ray (Gene) Strode, Adair County, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Lawrence Barber, Jr., Burkesville, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Cox, Taylor County, KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Mills, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Bennett, Russell County, KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrell D. Hafley, 61, Casey County, KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Gayle Stidham , 66, Columbia, KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Depp Harbison, 97, Summer Shade, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna White, Taylor County, KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Brown, 61, Russell Co., KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Phelps, 65, Yosemite, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bruce Michael Werner, Sr, 69, Russell County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Adkins, 72, Adair Co., KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Grant Tipton, Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Dunnville, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Joseph Kramer, Glasgow, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Wayne Gossett, Metcalfe County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles W. Mann, Jamestown, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, October 7, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTToday is the last day to register to vote in the November 5, 2019 KY General Election | (ID:58820, Comment)
Adair County Schools Fall Break | (ID:59031, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Town Bookmobile Run | (ID:59042, Comment)
10:00amCTAdair Co. Public Library Lap Sit reading time: Birth - 3 years | (ID:59043, Comment)
First Monday Siren test in Adair County: Recurrent, every first Monday event unless there is a possibility of inclement weather. --Mike Keltner, Adair County Emergency Management Director | (ID:59075, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Rollin Nelson Branham, 95, Adair County, KY (1924-2019) | (ID:59027, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Cleo Thornton, 96, Adair Co., KY native (1923-2019) | (ID:59009, Comment)
Services for Jean Lynn Farris, 75, Casey County, KY (1943-2019) | (ID:59026, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Lester M. Bradshaw, Sr., 86, Russell Co., KY native (1933-2019) | (ID:59019, Comment)
5:00pmCTAnnual Cemetery Walk in Columbia Cemetery, starting at the Adair Library | (ID:58254, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library Genealogy meeting | (ID:59044, Comment)
Silent City Tour 2019 at Columbia's City Cemetery - start at Adair Library | (ID:59096, Comment)
6:00pmCTColumbia City Council meeting - October Agenda | (ID:59016, Comment)


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