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Adair Arts Council meets Thursday, 16 Jan 2020

By Joyce Coomer

Adair County Arts Council meets this week, Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Slider 107 on the Lindsey Wilson College campus.

A talk will be given at 6pmCT by Darlene Franklin Campbell about her exhibit which opens Monday, January 13, 2020 at the LWC Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery.

Everyone interested in the arts in Adair County is invited to attend.

2020-01-12 22:47:43 | Comments | Printable version

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Birds of Kentucky: Canada Geese at Sunset

2020-01-12 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
A flock of Canada Geese on the water at the end of the day.

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Caregivers meeting will be Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020

The Adair County Caregivers group will hold its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11amCT at the Extension Office on Fairground Street in Columbia.

This is a time for any and all who care for others to gather for a light lunch and conversation about how to improve quality of life.

2020-01-12 17:58:47 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Garden Club: Time to think about gardening

By Donna Jones

Although spring is still several weeks away, now is the time for us to be planning ahead for 2020.

The Adair County Garden Club will meet on January 23, at 1pmCT, for their first meeting of 2020. The meeting will be at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground St., Columbia, KY.

This meeting is important as we discuss our plans for 2020, topics for our classes, places to visit, and where we need to focus our attention in our community for this new year. If you are interested in gardening , getting out in the community, meeting new people, having lots of fun while visiting unique places then come join us.

The Adair County Garden Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1pmCT. Our meetings are designed to expand your knowledge of gardening, landscape, birds and many other horticulture related topics. A nominal membership fee is required to join. The Adair County Garden Club members take pride in our community so we invite you expand your horizons in 2020 and join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jones, ACGC president, at 270-634-2125.

2020-01-12 14:10:07 | Comments | Printable version

1919: A Flying Ship in Columbia

By Mike Watson

One of the earliest airplanes to land in the vicinity of Columbia came in the year 1919, just months before the end of the Great War, World War I.

A Liberty Loan Drive was in progress across the nation and the drive for Adair County was scheduled to begin on the 21st day of April, 1919. The U.S. Government planned to send an airplane to town, expected to arrive on the 24th. Some predicted that the event would draw thousands of people to Columbia. Visitors were expected from all the surrounding counties, weather permitting.

The airplane was to depart Camp Knox--now Fort Knox--early on the morning of the 24th and arrive over Columbia in a short time. Arriving here, it was scheduled to make some demonstrations over the Fair Grounds, refuel, then go to Jamestown, then Liberty, before returning to Columbia and back to its point of origin.

A large tank of gasoline to be used for the airplane, to refuel upon arrival in Columbia, arrived the week before. Nothing but rain would stop the machine from flying, if the day was fair the plane would make the flight.

When the big day arrived, thousands were in town.

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2020-01-12 13:24:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

January 3, 1978 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in the January 3, 1978 issue of the Daily Statesman. Topics included some Adair County trivia, some Columbia trivia, the upcoming local inauguration ceremonies, and some words of wisdom from Rev. Eldon Trubee. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

A bit of geographical trivia
What do Greenfield, Iowa; Kirksville, Missouri; Stillwell, Oklahoma; and Columbia, Kentucky, have in common? They are all the county seats of the Adair County in their respective state.

Our Adair County, I would guess, is likely the oldest of the four Adair Counties in the United States.

But it is the smallest of the four:
  • Adair County, Kentucky, has 370 square miles of land area.
  • Adair County, Iowa, has 569 square miles.
  • Adair County, Oklahoma, has 570 square miles.
  • Adair County, Missouri, is the largest, with 572 square miles.
We're second smallest in population
In numbers of people, our Adair County is the second, with a 1970 census of 13,037. Adair County, Iowa is the smallest. It has 9,487 people. Adair County, Oklahoma, had 15,141 in 1970. And Adair County, Missouri, had 22,472.

I have never been to any of the other Adair Counties, but I mean to go.

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2020-01-12 11:11:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

LWC Wrestling finishes in 6th at NAIA National Duals

By Christopher Coombs

Louisville, KY - The No. 7-ranked Lindsey Wilson wrestling team finished in sixth place during the final day of the NAIA National Duals on Saturday.

Lindsey Wilson opened the day with a 27-12 win over No. 12 Providence (MO) before falling to Mid-South Conference foe No. 3 Campbellsville (KY) 19-18.

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2020-01-12 06:58:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

General Fund and Road Fund Receipts for December 2019

By John T. Hicks/Greg Harkenrider

Frankfort, KY - The Office of State Budget Director reported on Friday that December's General Fund receipts totaled $1,084.3 million, a 4.1 percent decline compared to December of last year. Receipts have increased 2.7 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2020. Second quarter collections rose 4.1 percent, which is an improvement over first quarter collections which rose 1.1 percent.

The official fiscal year 2020 General Fund revenue forecast, which was revised by the Consensus Forecasting Group on December 17, 2019, calls for a 1.6 percent revenue growth. Revenues would need to grow 0.6 percent for the last six months of the fiscal year to meet the estimate.

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2020-01-12 06:56:04 | Comments | Printable version

Governor restores Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In an effort to strengthen workplace and worker safety, Gov. Andy Beshear today announced he is reestablishing a state board that sets workplace safety regulations.

"Every Kentuckian should be safe at their place of employment," Gov. Andy Beshear said. "We have worked with industry leaders to reestablish the board and ensure we have professionals from across the Commonwealth who are committed to helping strengthen our workplace safety standards."

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2020-01-12 06:52:09 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 12, 2020

Pressed with other cares,
first impression is soon lost
but returns reborn.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 12 January 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3043

2020-01-12 06:48:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Students Fields, Miller and Smith will be heading for Japan

TCHS participants to "build a solid understanding of US-Japan relations at the local level and have the necessary knowledge and connections to appreciate the benefits of the strong relationship we share between the United States and Japan."

By Maddie Gumm

Three Taylor County High School seniors will visit Japan this spring as part of a JASK (Japan/America Society of Kentucky) scholarship and travel opportunity. Rhiannon Fields, Hunter Miller, and Raechel Smith will attend a week-long trip to engage and participate in the Japanese language and culture. The Japan Foundation will cover the following expenses for the students' airfare, hotel, meals, group travel expenses, admission fees for planned events, and overseas travel insurance.

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2020-01-12 06:46:56 | Comments | Printable version

High winds and thunderstorms left their marks

By Linda Waggener

The severe thunderstorm watch issued Saturday, January 11, 2020 for the afternoon, didn't prepare travelers around the Public Square in Columbia for the incident between the Chamber of Commerce and Walker Real Estate buildings that closed Burkesville Street for many hours.

Burkesville Street from Stotts Construction to the Public Square had to be blocked off Saturday from the noon hour until after dark due to a power line pole damaged in the 40-60 mph winds. Traffic heading onto the Square was routed from Downey Eye Clinic to Reed Street just past SaveALot to Jamestown Street.

Power was reported to have been off in the Egypt area of Adair County. More information will be available on the results of the high winds and heavy rains as received.

2020-01-12 06:39:28 | Comments | Printable version

Prayers continuing for Rep. John Bam Carney

Larry Smith shares these words from Saturday night from Mark Carney about his brother Rep. John Bam Carney who was hospitalized over two weeks ago.

"Bam has done good today. Keeping him sedated for the most part. He has been able to communicate with us on a couple of occasions today by winking. The reason they are keeping him sedated is they plan on going back in two more times to clean the infection out. His heart rate and blood pressure okay tonight. The blood doctor said today that his platelets were great and his blood was good today. He does have a little bit of fever tonight.

"So as you pray for Bam, ask for fever to not get too high, for heart rate and blood pressure to stay in check, for the liver to improve, for kidneys to begin working in the days ahead and for the infection in the pancreas to improve and not get into any blood vessels or into the intestines and that all drain tubes continue to work as planned.

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2020-01-12 06:15:49 | Comments | Printable version

David Lee 'Gobbles' Matthews, 66, Adair County, KY

David Lee 'Gobbles' Matthews, 66, of Columbia died Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 1pm Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Bearwallow Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4-8pm at the funeral home and will continue on Monday morning until time for the service.

Bro. Ronnie Janes and Bro. Ralph Foster will be officiating and pallbearers will be Trevor Matthews, Hunter Matthews, Billy 'Douchy' Matthews, James Morrison, Travis Burton and J. T. Burton.

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2020-01-12 06:08:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Wayne Allen Medaris, 77, Russell County, KY (1942-2020)

Wayne Allen Medaris, 77, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital.

Cremation was chosen with no funeral service.

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2020-01-12 06:05:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 12
Happy Birthday, Bowie Lee Rice (2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Coop | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Sue Bennett (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cloie Grace Grider (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cole Cooper (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Bailey (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Guy Babin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Norris (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Sandlin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JW Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patty Green | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paul William Bowling (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ralph Hadley (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rickianne Rogers (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rickianne Rogers and Becky Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheavon Curry Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Treyton Grant (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Furkins, 73, Adair County, KY (1946-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merribeth L. Cahoe, Columbia, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hylma Minor, Mannsville, KY (1925-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Dean Luttrell, Liberty, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Bennett, Greensburg, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Porter, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie L. Pruitt, Greensburg, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Golen Burton, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amanda Hilary Bell, Casey County, KY (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Clara Lee Hall Wright, Taylor Co., KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Glenn Wooldridge, Russell Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Herfel, Russell Co. KY, (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kimble (Pete) Gilpin, Columbia, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Hamon, 85, Russell County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Cundiff, 89, Russell County, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Miller, Knifley, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Collins, Adair County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice L. Gaskins, 87, Russell County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Shofner, Taylor County, KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Katherine Wayne, Taylor County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Norris, 72, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Holt, Russell Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Sue Bennett, 60, Adair Co., KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhoda Mary Jandt, 81, Metcalfe Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John C. Sandlin, 82, Adair Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Richard Goodhue, Cumberland County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doug Franklin, 57, Cumberland Co., KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeremy Norris, 23, Adair County, KY (1993-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Hilary Underwood Sr., Summer Shade, KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Dexter Beard, 71, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Gregg Young, Sr., Hardin County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eudell Montgomery, 81, Green County, KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda (Fudge) Shelton, Adair County, KY (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Dallas Elmore, 72, Casey Co. native | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, January 12, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:00amCTServices for Inis Pearl McKinney, 73, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2019) | (ID:59846, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for James David Pickett, 71, Green County, KY | (ID:59927, Comment)
Services for Barbara Ann Andrew, 82, Adair County, KY | (ID:59928, Comment)
2:00pmCT"SpaceShip Earth! Our Place In Space" free to all at WKU Hardin Planetarium | (ID:59893, Comment)
Services for Elizabeth Laverne Pendleton Carter, 85, Edmonton, KY | (ID:59924, Comment)
3:30pmCTServices for Lana Jo Russell Kessler, Green County, KY (1952-2020) | (ID:59925, Comment)


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