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Letter: question about left turn lanes

Would some law-enforcement entity please post the correct use of left-turn lanes? I am tired of people using them as passing lanes and nearly causing wrecks. - Granny Nannie

2020-05-22 19:58:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Iris in the historic courthouse flower bed



2020-05-22 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Deep purple Iris blooms are looking lovely on the Public Square. Thanks to the gardeners!

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Calvin Cowan, 92, Adair County, KY (1928-2020)

Calvin Cowan, 92, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:37pm at UK Healthcare in Lexington.

The family has chosen that the visitation and funeral service will be private. Burial will be in Bearwallow Cemetery.


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2020-05-22 19:19:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Judy Lane Morrison, 66, Russell Springs, KY (1953-2020)

Judy Lane Morrison of Russell Springs passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at her home. She was 66 years old.

The family chose cremation.


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2020-05-22 16:04:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

FM2 has fresh veggies, bedding plants and more

Donna Jones sends what's available at Farmers Market on the Square Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 8amCT-1pm:

Green onions, spinach, kale, mustard and collard greens, lettuce and salad pots, heads of cabbage, broccoli, strawberries, lots of bedding plants, blueberry bushes, chicken, jams and relishes, fresh baked breads and rolls, local raw honey, goat milk soap, cut flowers made into bouquets, hand sewn baby blankets, pillows, hot pads and microwave cozies.
,br> We hope everyone will visit the market -- we ask you practice social distancing and wear a mask as we are following the guidelines suggested to us. The Market is located on the corner of Merchant and Campbellsville Streets in downtown Columbia.


2020-05-22 14:34:35 | Comments | Printable version

Free meals available to students this summer

Dr. Pamela Stephens shared at the Thursday, May 21, 2020 School Board meeting that Adair County Board of Education still wants to provide food and nutrition to students even during this time while school is closed, so they’re announcing a new program that will deliver meals at student doorsteps for free.

Meals-To-You is a partnership between Adair County School District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Baylor University. Student(s) enrolled at Adair County Schools are eligible to participate in the program.

Sign up online between May 26 and May 29: Go to https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/.

All foods are shelf stable, kid-friendly and delivered FREE. The boxes are packed for security, and because the food is shelf stable, the foods don’t have to be refrigerated immediately.


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2020-05-22 11:47:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Curb service available at the Adair Public Library

By Lee Ann Jessee, Director

The Adair County Public Library would like to remind everyone that we are offering curbside service Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pmCT.

All you need to do is call, email or message with a list of books that you would like and we will pull them, check them out and bag them for you.

Our curbside table is located at the side of the building along with the book drop.


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2020-05-22 10:46:48 | Comments | Printable version

Motorists urged to be safe behind the wheel as KY reopens

By Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY - As Kentuckians transition from Healthy at Home to Healthy at Work, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is asking motorists to help prevent an increase in crashes, injuries and deaths as traffic volumes increase.

"Many Kentuckians have worked diligently to make sure our friends and family are safe by being healthy at home," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "As some Kentuckians return to work, let's make sure to have that same dedication to safety when getting behind the wheel."


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2020-05-22 10:31:02 | Comments | Printable version

Sen. Max Wise's Legislative Update - May 22, 2020

Personal political commentary/opinions of the writer

By State Senator Max Wise, (R-Campbellsville)
16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties

On this Memorial Day, honor the brave service members who have given their lives so that we may enjoy freedom. We have all lived with new health and safety precautions over the past several months. In light of that, our appreciation for the liberties for which these brave men and women died should be as visible as ever. We are blessed to live as citizens of both the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and that is due to the sacrifices of others.

Memorial Day was established to honor those who perished in the Civil War, which claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S history. In May 2000, a "National Moment of Remembrance" was established as an opportunity for citizens to join together and memorialize the brave service men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time, citizens across the United States are encouraged to pause for a moment of silence to honor our fallen heroes.


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2020-05-22 10:29:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Letter: Larry Smith Rialto photo

Comments re: Favorite Old Photo: The Rialto

By Jim

A big tip o' the hat to Larry Smith for this great photo!

"Courtin' Trouble," the singing cowboy movie advertised on the poster above the Rialto entrance, was released just before Thanksgiving 1948 and made its way to Columbia for screening on Friday and Saturday, March 18 & 19, 1949. Those attending also were treated to a cartoon and Chapter 5 of the 12-part "Federal Agents v Underworld Inc." serial.

On the right (viewer's left) side of the entrance, posters advertise the shows for March 20-21-22 (Station West, with Dick Powell & Jane Greer) and March 25-26 (The Sheriff of Medicine Bow, another cowboy flick, starring Johnny Mack Brown, plus a cartoon and Chapter 6 of "Federal Agents").


2020-05-22 08:15:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

EWDC releases April 2020 unemployment report

By Mike Clark/Patrick Harp

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2020 unemployment rate was 15.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary April 2020 jobless rate was up 10.2 percentage points from March 2020 and up 11.1 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in April 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2020 was 14.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent in March 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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2020-05-22 06:08:38 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Catch and release

Previous Column: A silver lining in the new normal

By Carol Perkins

As you know by now, we have a resident raccoon. What you haven't read is that we have two! HAD two. A good friend and his children set a trap for the first one, which the raccoon (we named Robbie), moved six feet, ate the honey bun, and left the door down. How that happened is speculation. He certainly was not small enough to squeeze through the trap door. A Houdini raccoon.

So, we go back to a new honey bun and a second attempt. BINGO, the large raccoon edged into the cage after the honey bun, and the lid went down. Success! As I watched him struggling to escape, I felt sorry for the creature. He was only trying to find food. Like life, sometimes we stick our nose where it doesn't belong, and the trap falls. That is how I thought of the masked man. Our friends took the raccoon to somewhere on Mosby Ridge, and he is now part of the wild.

The following night we were smug in our relief that the birds would have their feed without the intruder climbing the pole and knocking down their seeds. Guy flipped on the outside light to check out the deck (we have a habit of that) and looking him straight in the eyes was another raccoon.


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2020-05-22 06:02:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Reopening guidelines for child care, bars, other businesses

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on guidelines for reopening safely as the state battles the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"We're going to get through this together because just like Healthy at Home, we're going to be Healthy at Work in a way where we're are going to do this better that just about anybody else out there," the Governor said.


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2020-05-22 05:54:45 | Comments | Printable version

KY students eligible for new emergency food benefits

By Anya Weber

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Beginning May 23, Kentucky families with students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may get financial assistance to replace those meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


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2020-05-22 05:51:56 | Comments | Printable version

Patrick Coo joins LWC Cycling for 2020-21 season

By Christopher Coombs

Patrick Coo is set to join the Lindsey Wilson cycling team for the 2020-21 season, head coach Josh Patton announced on Thursday.

Coo joins the Blue Raiders and will focus on BMX, Downhill and Dual Slalom disciplines. He is an accomplished BMX racer having podiums at major events in the United States and Southeast Asia. Patrick represents the Philippines and competes internationally while living in Southern California.


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2020-05-22 05:48:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Mostly cloudy today, chance of storms, high 75F

It's currently 57F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly cloudy today, with a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Today's high will be near 75F, with calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a low around 62F. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday will be partly sunny, with showers and thunderstorms possible and a high near 84F. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Expect an overnight low around 65F, and calm wind.

Sunday should be partly sunny again, with a chance of showers, and the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms. The high will again be in the mid-80s, with a light southwest wind.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 66F.


2020-05-22 05:46:02 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 22, 2020

Pale and poorly clad.
yet a dreamer of wonders
no others could see.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 22 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3174


2020-05-22 05:40:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 22 May 2020

NOTE: Most in-person hearings have been cancelled or rescheduled between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 31, 2020. Instructions if you have a pending court date.

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, May 22, 2020, 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. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 7 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-05-22 05:40:19 | Comments | Printable version

Church services resume Sunday at Sparksville Nazarene

By Jane Sparks

Sparksville Nazarene Church, 9562 Burkesville Rd., Columbia, KY will be resuming Sunday morning service on May 24, 2020 at 10:45amCT.

We are following Kentucky healthy at work requirements. We will be practicing social distancing, please don't come if you are sick, take your temperature, and wearing a mask is recommended.


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2020-05-22 05:12:06 | Comments | Printable version

Worship starts at Columbia UMC 24 May 2020

By Pastor Rob Hoffman, Columbia United Methodist Church

We are excited to begin gathering together for worship again! It will certainly be a bit different than before, so we put together this list of guidelines as you prepare for worship this week.

One Service beginning at 10amCT (No Nursery, SS or Children's Church at this time.) We plan to broadcast the service on our Facebook page live for those who are not yet able to attend.

Social Distancing - Please keep at least 6 foot apart from other people (not in your household) at all times. This should be practiced while walking into and out of the building as well. We have the pews laid out with these distances marked off. Please let an usher direct you to an appropriate seating space for your household size.


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2020-05-22 00:38:37 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 22
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Jill Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Terri Gibson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James and Vickie Jessee (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeremy and Andrea Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe & Margaret Feese (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jonathan and Jill Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robbie and Cindy Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexandra Morgan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bessie Jewell Dile | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Wiley (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Cape (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Garet Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jax Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jazzlyn Douglas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John E. Moss (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lacey Morgan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Downen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Joe Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruth Opal Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Powell (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stanley Wethington (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Travis Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Frances Visnick, 70, Adair Co. native (May 22, 1939 - September 29, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Clavis Wright, 43, Green County, KY (1975-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Arthur Jones, Russell Co., KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Dixon Draper, 70, Taylor County, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Lynn Callahan Tucker, Greensburg, KY (1959-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie Russell Lawhorn, Liberty, KY (1933-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Hazel Durrett, Green Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William "Fred" Goodin, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kemel Work, Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob Beimdick, Elizabethtown, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Betty Jeffries London, Knob Lick, KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wayne Nelson Compton, Green Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Marshall Campbell, Chicago, IL (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jane Geneva Dillon Glidewell, 94, Burkesville, KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James T. Givens, Green County, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rae Jean Crosier, Casey Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney, Green Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Abell, Casey Co. KY (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dalena Stiles, Taylor Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille West, Adair County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melissa Kay Melson, Adair County, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cordellia May (Polly) Lobb, Green Co., KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie W. Matney, Green Co., KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Grider, Russell County, KY (1916-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Carey, Russell Co., KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raydena (Dana) Lobb, Green County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reba H. Herriford, 75, Russell County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Norrita June Miller, Russell Springs, KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dollie Harmon, Campbellsville, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vanessa Joy Furkin Jessie, 54, Barren Co., KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Essie Mayrene Gibson, 75, Metcalfe County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Watson, Casey County KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. James H. Wentworth, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Judy Carolyn Shofner Hunt, Taylor County, KY (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie Brewer, 86, Taylor County, KY/Marion County, KY native (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Eugene Peavley, 77, Casey County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah (Liz) Cochran, Center, Metcalfe Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Ann (Royse) Cundiff, Warren Co./Adair Co. KY native (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Hubbard, 88, Russell County, KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine (Carr) Fights, Russell Co., KY/Casey native, (1936-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gavin Dale Vetter, 15, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JC (Blackbird) Harrison, Russell Springs, KY/Knifley, KY native (1943-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vanola B. Coomer Estes, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTACHS Class of 2020 Week: Graduation
Seniors will receive their diploma during their appointment time. | (ID:60618, Comment)
9:00amCTPick up Summer Learning Kits at ACPC Family Resource Center
ACPC, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:60623, Comment)

 




























 
 
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