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Columbia City Council special called meeting 17 Jan 2020

The Columbia City Council will meet in a special called session at 12noonCT Friday, January 17, 2020 in City Hall.

The single item on the agenda will be to approve for Mayor Pam Hoots to apply for a grant for the purpose of gas line expansion funding.


2020-01-16 20:57:54 | Comments | Printable version

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Randy Huckaby, 64, Cane Valley, KY (1955-2020)



2020-01-16 - Cane Valley, KY - Photo courtesy Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
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Randy Huckaby, 64, Cane Valley, KY (1955-2020)

Randy Huckaby of the Cane Valley community passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his home. He was 64 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Cane Valley Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Saturday.


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2020-01-16 18:14:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Columbia students named to WKU Fall 2019 President's List

By Bob Skipper

Bowling Green, KY - The following Western Kentucky University students from Columbia were named to the President's List for the fall 2019 semester. These full-time undergraduate students earned a semester grade-point average of 3.8 to 4.0.

WKU Fall 2019 President's List from Columbia:
  • Georgia A. Hoffman
  • Cole Schmidt
  • Cassandra G. Rowlett
  • Cassidy E. Nuckolls
The entire list can be found at wku.edu.


2020-01-16 18:10:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Columbia students named to WKU Fall 2019 Dean's List

By Bob Skipper

Bowling Green, KY - The following Western Kentucky University students from Columbia were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester. These full-time undergraduate students earned a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79.

WKU Fall 2019 Dean's List from Columbia:
  • Kendyl M. Hardin
  • Jailyn R. Janes
  • Jeremey M. Rogers
  • Mckayla L. Cash
  • James E. Morrison
  • Kyndal M. Caldwell
  • Treyton M. Grant
  • Maggie M. Hoffman
  • Julia L. Wallace
The entire list can be found at wku.edu.


2020-01-16 18:10:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

County Offices closed on Mon 20 Jan 2020

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Judge Executive's Office, Adair County Road Department, Adair County Recycling, and Green River Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan along with her staff wish everyone a safe and blessed holiday!


2020-01-16 15:40:02 | Comments | Printable version

Vickie Jo Brooks, 59, Columbia, KY (1960-2020)

Vickie Jo Brooks of Columbia passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at T. J. Health Columbia. She was 59 years old.

Ms. Brooks chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.


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2020-01-16 15:37:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Annis Cooley, 86, Adair County, KY (1933-2020)

Mary Annis Feese Cooley, born September 28, 1933, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 86 years, 3 months, and 16 days of age.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton and Bro. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4pmCT on Friday.

Casket bearers will be: Jason Claywell, Jerry Skains, Mitch McKinley, Lewis Feese, Chris Coleman and James Feese.


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2020-01-16 12:52:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Alleged shoplifting attempt thwarted

By Linda Waggener as reported to ColumbiaMagazine.com by an innocent bystander
(Names of individuals and store withheld from this report because of its total unofficiality)

A white male exited the men's room of a BigBox store moving swiftly toward an exit, appearing as if he could possibly be hiding merchandise under his loose fitting clothing.

A third shift employee started toward the suspicious subject whose attire was complimented by a hoodie and reflector sunglasses with price tags blowing in the wind.

The subject clutching his front was reported to have been strangely shaped like the cartoon character Sponge Bob Square Pants.


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2020-01-16 10:52:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Iconic Radcliff restaurant closes

By Ben Sheroan, The News-Enterprise

A fixture in Radcliff for more than 50 years, Jerry's J-Boy Restaurant, is closed. The doors are locked on a business long open 24 hours a day. Besides a hand-lettered sign simply saying, "Closed" on the entrance, there's no explanation to guests.

As their business grew, the owners established the corporate name Jerrico. The company also created the Long John Silver's and Fazoli's fast-food chains.

Full story at thenewsenterprise.com


2020-01-16 10:34:12 | Comments | Printable version

Everett Redell Jewell, 87, Greensburg, KY (1932-2020)

Mr. Everett Redell Jewell of Greensburg passed away on January 14, 2020. He was 87 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. Everett Redell Jewell will be conducted at 2pmCT on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Stan Curry and Bro. Dale Curry officiating. Burial will follow in the Green County Memory Gardens, with full military honors.

Visitation is requested after 9amCT on Friday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service.


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2020-01-16 10:16:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: Why didn't you wake me?

Previous Column: Passenger seat peril

By Carol Perkins

Both feet flew over the side of the bed and immediately, I massaged my upper right leg. From nowhere came a burning, torturous stinging above my knee. A muscle cramp. As if every nerve in my leg was compressed and constricted, the excruciating pain rendered me helpless.

I sat on the side of the bed, rubbing my leg as hard and fast as I could, hoping for relief. "Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh," I said with each movement. I had heard that walking or putting weight on the area would often diminish my suffering, so I stood up. Instantly, the stinging sensation traveled down my leg to my foot. How could I walk? The pain was crippling.


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2020-01-16 10:10:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Corvette plant adds full-timers, gears up for 2nd shift

By Don sergent, Bowling Green Daily News

Even as it continues to hire temporary workers in preparation for adding a second shift next month, Bowling Green's General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant is transitioning nearly 60 hourly workers from temporary to full time.

Detroit-based GM made the announcement Wednesday that more than 1,350 temporary workers at 14 of its U.S. facilities will shift to full-time positions before the end of March. Fifty-seven of those are at the Bowling Green plant, according to United Auto Workers Local 2164 President Jack Bowers.

Read more at bgdailynews.com.


2020-01-16 10:04:42 | Comments | Printable version

Starving dog finds home thanks to Christy's appeal

By Linda Waggener

Cats and dogs news may be my favorite to write about, and itís best when animals and owners are matched up for happy endings like Lee Ann and Greg Jessee's cat Sylvie. I should add there's also joy in covering good news of cows, especially at the Pampered Angus Ranch, and horses of every kind and color.

Brenda McQueary and I discussed these priorities in the news this week. She is among the strongest supporters of the Green River Animal Shelter and the staff.

We agreed that we would like to see more results sent in after a homeless animal is posted on Columbiamagazine.com so we can know what happened - hopefully a good result!

One such result came from a reader named Christy (last name withheld by request) who sent in a plea to help find a home for a starving dog she'd found. It was posted on CM Tuesday after 3pmCT. I asker her to please let us know what happened.


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2020-01-16 09:43:05 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Fiscal Court holds first 2020 meeting

By Linda Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court met in Regular Session Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with Magistrate Billy Coffey presiding in the absence of ACJE Gale Cowan who was out due to sickness.

In addition to reports approved, District 2 Magistrate Daryl Flatt made a plea to every Adair Countian to make sure they get counted in the upcoming Census campaign.

The Census, taken once each decade, is our chance to inform how billions of dollars in funding get allocated for critical public services like health care, schools, roads and bridges, and emergency response for the next 10 years.


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2020-01-16 06:18:55 | Comments | Printable version

John S. Casey, 37, Russell Springs, KY (1982-2020)

John S. Casey of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at his residence. He was 37 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Coffey Hill Friendship Church, 77 C. Dabney Road, Russell Springs, KY.

Visitation is requested on Saturday at 1pmCT at Coffey Hill Friendship Church.


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2020-01-16 05:23:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Jonathan S. Huddleston, 29, Russell Co., KY (1990-2020)

Jonathan S. Huddleston of Etowah, NC, formerly of Russell County, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at his residence. He was 29 years old.

A religious service will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Daniel Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, KY.

Friends may visit on Saturday at 11amCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.


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2020-01-16 05:17:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD: Injury collision on Greenhills Road

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, just before midnight, Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to an injury collision on Greenhills Road, just outside of the city limits.

The accident occurred when a 17-year-old male juvenile was operating a Chevy Cruze when he lost control of the vehicle on a wet spot in the road. The vehicle completely left the roadway and struck an unoccupied Ford Ranger at a residence off of Greenhills.

A juvenile passenger was transported by Adair EMS to TJ Health Columbia, where he was treated and released.

The driver was cited for operating a motor vehicle without an operator's license and the vehicle owner was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate the vehicle.


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2020-01-16 05:06:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Juanita Claywell, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2020)

Juanita Claywell of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was 93 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Jeff Newton. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitaton is requested from 10amET until 2pmET on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-01-16 05:00:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD: Out of state fugitive

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department, along with Kentucky State Police, located and apprehended an Alabama man with felony probation violation warrants on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, 2020.

After receiving information the subject had been staying in the former Creek View Trailer Park off of Fairground Street, officers made contact with a tenant at Edna Drive who allowed officers to search his residence.

Thomas Howell, 23, of Coker Alabama, was found in a back room hiding under a bed and placed into custody without incident. He is currently being held in Adair Regional Jail awaiting extradition.

Officer Evan Burton was the serving officer, he was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean and Trooper Levi Scott.


2020-01-16 04:57:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Cloudy skies will gradually clear today, high 46F

It's currently 46F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Clouds will gradually clear by mid morning, and we won't be getting any warmer today, with a high near 46F. North wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy and colder, with a low around 25F. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 44F. East wind 7 to 10 mph.

Rain will return late Friday night, and hte overnight low will be around 39F. East wind 8 to 16 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.


2020-01-16 04:51:02 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 16, 2020

How foolish one feels
when mistaken sentiments
are at last revealed.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 16 January 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3047


2020-01-16 04:47:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 16 Jan 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, January 16, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 54 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 37 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 20 events Circuit Court. 11 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-01-16 04:47:11 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 16
Happy Anniversary, Doug and Pat Ferguson (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Sharon Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ramie and Rachel Hutchison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alyssa Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bart Wesley Pelston (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brie DeShae Hughes (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Genette McKinney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Griffitt Owen Powell (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marian Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Paradee (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Savannah Bennett-Gordon (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timothy Wayne Franklin (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Fletcher, Campbellsville, KY (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Ann Neat, Columbia, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Ann Neat Hixson, Columbia, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melvin Cravens, Liberty, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Burress Livesay, 91, Taylor Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Lee Coffman, Casey Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lafe Cave, Taylor County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Reliford, Adair County, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Talbert Thomas Crawford, 51, Russell County, KY (1961 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Fred Capps, Sr., Cumberland County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Nannie Morine Walker York, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Colleen Perkins, Russell Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lynn Loftin Waldrop, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jo Sneed, Adair County, KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett (Chappie) Clark, Adair County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gleno Parnell, Adair County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Robertson, 96, Russell Co., KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Elaine Bennett, Columbia, KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Ollie (PeeWee) Noe, Green County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lucy Coyle, 61, Campbellsville, KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie Lee Cunningham, 70, Meade County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Mann, 66, Elk Horn, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr. , Taylor County, KY (1920-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Gregory, 70, Taylor County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennie Giles Murray, 67, Knifley, Adair County, KY (1951-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Sparksville Bookmobile Run | (ID:59937, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Kay Shearer, 69, Russell County, KY (1950-2020) | (ID:59992, Comment)
4:00pmCTACMS SBDM Council Special Called Meeting | (ID:59995, Comment)
ACHS SBDM Council meeting | (ID:59997, Comment)
4:30pmCTAdair Co. Public Library Book Club | (ID:59938, Comment)
5:00pmCTFarmers Market meeting to prepare for the 2020 season | (ID:59868, Comment)
6:00pmCTGallery talk and reception in Begley Gallery for Appalachian Elementals | (ID:59926, Comment)
Adair Arts Council meets in Slider building on LWC Campus | (ID:59976, Comment)
Adair Co. School Board meeting (Click for Agenda) | (ID:59993, Comment)
7:00pmCT"SpaceShip Earth! Our Place In Space" free to all at WKU Hardin Planetarium | (ID:59895, Comment)

 


























 
 
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