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Kristen Danielle Garrett England, 39, Metcalfe County family

Kristen Danielle Garrett England, 39, Horse Cave, Ky passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at her residence. Born October 9, 1980, she was a daughter of the late Dale Garrett and Renita Houk Jackson, who survives. She was the wife of Jamie Davie England, who survives.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.


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2020-10-09 20:18:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Scenic Kentucky: Central Park



2020-10-09 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Pen.
Frederick Law Olmstead may be best known for that other Central Park in far off New York City, but among the many he designed in Louisville is the lovely Central Park in Old Louisville. The 17-acre municipal park was originally the country estate of the DuPont Family.

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Letter: Thank You

By Johnny and Shelly Roemisch

We would like to thank the members of the Columbia and Adair county area for making our recent visit so amazing. Having recently purchased some property here, we knew very few people.

A heartfelt thank you to:
  • The fine folks at Kozy Haven cabins. Made us feel right at home!!

  • The staff at Tractor Supply who suffered me well.

  • And the biggest most heartfelt thanks go to Elaine Rowlett and Dwayne Smith. If you need a realtor, Elaine's yer gal, most pleasurable purchase I've ever encountered, and customer service beyond expectations!! P.S. she also makes the best darn apple pie this side of anywhere!!! As for Dwayne Smith, if you want an honest, reliable wizard with a bulldozer... site prep, roadwork, all the good stuff, give him a call.
Again, a huge thanks to all the members of the community that really drove home all the reasons we love this area!!! (and thanks to Pen for letting me submit this)

--Johnny and Shelly


2020-10-09 19:24:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Arthur Hayden Gilpin, 89, Columbia, KY native (1931-2020)

Arthur Hayden Gilpin of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and formerly of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Baptist Health in New Albany, IN. He was 89 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bill Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amCT to 1pmCT on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2020-10-09 17:29:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY General Fund and Road Fund receipts for September 2020

General Fund receipts rose 4.8 Percent, Year-to-Date up 5.8 Percent
Road Fund receipts unchanged, Year-to-Date up 1.9 Percent


By John Hicks/Greg Harkenrider

Frankfort, KY - State Budget Director John Hicks reported today that General Fund receipts rose 4.8 percent in September with revenues of $1,115.4 million. This compares to $1,064.5 million collected in September 2019. So far this fiscal year (FY21), the General Fund has grown 5.8 percent. September closes out the first quarter of the fiscal year and collections have rebounded from the fourth quarter of FY20 in which collections fell 4.5 percent due to the effects of COVID-19.

The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY21 calls for revenue to grow 0.3 percent compared to FY20 actual receipts. Based on September's results, General Fund revenues can decline 1.4 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year and still meet the official estimate.

Road Fund receipts for September totaled $131.1 million and were unchanged from September 2019 levels. For the first three months of the fiscal year, collections have risen 1.9 percent. Like the General Fund, receipts in the first quarter represent a significant improvement from the previous quarter in which Road Fund revenues fell 23.6 percent.


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2020-10-09 17:24:28 | Comments | Printable version

Shirley Jean Simpson Blackwood, 74, Green Co. native (1946-2020)

Shirley Jean Simpson Blackwood passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at her home in Crocker, Missouri. She was 74 years old.

Services will be held privately.


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2020-10-09 17:20:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Dorval Welman Price, 80, Greensburg, KY (1940-2020)

On the afternoon of October 7th, 2020, Dorval Welman Price of Greensburg departed this life at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 80 years of age.

No public services will be held. A private celebration of life will be held by the family.


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2020-10-09 17:16:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor's Friday update: 1,059 new cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"We continue to be in another escalation of COVID-19 cases here in Kentucky," said Gov. Beshear. "This is the highest Friday in the last four weeks, and this will be our highest week ever when we finish it for number of new COVID-19 cases."

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As of 4 p.m. Oct. 9, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 78,456 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 1,059 of which were newly reported Friday. One hundred and fourteen of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 23 were children 5 and under. The youngest was only 2 months old.

"These are just far too many cases. We have to do better. Folks, we really need you to wear your mask," said Gov. Beshear. "We've talked a lot about enforcement this week, but the best enforcement is you, making sure that you and your family are wearing them every time you go out. If everybody takes on that enforcement, we will stop this third escalation."


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2020-10-09 17:12:27 | Comments | Printable version

Pat Ferrante, 94, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2020)

Pat Ferrante of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was 94 years old.

A private funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville, by Rev. Fr. Saju Vadakumpadan. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 6pmET until 8pmET on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY.


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2020-10-09 14:58:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Volleyball favored to win MSC title

By Christopher Coombs

Lindsey Wilson volleyball is the favorite to capture the Mid-South Conference regular-season title this season, conference officials announced on Friday with the release of the preseason coaches' poll.

The Blue Raiders received 121 voting points from the conference coaches and 11 of 12 first-place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

Lindsey Wilson is the defending regular-season and tournament champions, compiling a 32-6 overall record and a 14-2 record in the conference last season. The Blue Raiders reached the round of 16 in the NAIA National Championship.

The Blue Raiders have dominated the MSC in recent history, winning the last seven regular-season crowns. LWC boasts an impressive 101-4 regular-season record in the Mid-South Conference over the last seven seasons.


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2020-10-09 14:53:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Columbia Food Truck schedule

By Tiffany Collins

Food Truck Fridays are going to continue through Friday, November 6, in Columbia. Please use appropriate social distancing guidelines. We invite you to come to Columbia to eat and shop local.

Following is the schedule:
  • October 9: Hooligan's Burgers
  • October 16: The Tater Bin
  • October 23: Rosebud (Gradyville Country Store)
  • October 30: First Baptist Church, and Shogun's
  • November 6: The Tako Wagon
There will be two on Friday, October 30, 2020, due to the Halloween weekend.

For further information, please call City Hall 270-384-2501.


2020-10-09 14:52:15 | Comments | Printable version

2020 Bobby Brockman Memorial Big Dawg Bowl cancelled

By Tim Davis
Campbellsville High School

The Big Dawg Bowl Football Game between Campbellsville High School and Taylor County High School has been cancelled for this season.

Initially, October 30th was going to be a possibility to play the game due to the Campbellsville and Adair County game being cancelled. However, Taylor County is scheduled to play at Bourbon County on October 30th and Bourbon County was unable to find an opponent to replace Taylor County for this date. Thus, Taylor County will honor their contracted game at Bourbon County on the 30th.

All tickets purchased for the Big Dawg Bowl Game will be refunded.


2020-10-09 14:49:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Cleaning up Adair County: E-Scrap event is next

Volunteers who helped with the free tipping days received a shout out at last week's Fiscal Court meeting. Judge executive Gale Cowan said they received a greater response with more pounds brought in than last year, helping to clean up Adair County. Two more opportunities are coming up.

Next cleanup days are October 26 through October 30, 2020 for E-SCRAP at the Recycling Center on Campbellsville Street. Three will also be a Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Event on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 8amCT until NoonCT.


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2020-10-09 10:36:34 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: New drop box option for tax payments

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair County Sheriff's Office has added a drop box as an additional option for payment of property taxes. The drop box is located just inside the doors in the lobby of the the Adair County Annex building. The box is secure with a lock, and will be checked routinely through the day to retrieve tax bills. No tax bills can be left overnight, as the doors to the Annex are secured at close of business.

We would like to thank the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department for donating the drop box to us.

We would like to ask everyone to please mail in their property tax bill or utilize the drop box. If you want a receipt please Include a stamped self addressed envelope and we will mail one to you.

We want to provide as many options as possible to our residents for their safety and health as well as the employees of our office and county employees throughout the building as we deal with Covid-19 in our community. We have currently purchased the software--and are awaiting on the company to install it--to begin taking credit cards. The option of paying online will be available in the near future.

Our staff is working hard daily and if you choose to bring in your tax bill, we will be there to assist you, but please wear a mask when you enter building. Help us stay healthy so we can be here to serve you. Thank you.


2020-10-09 08:45:33 | Comments | Printable version

4th Annual Book Fair will be virtual

The 4th Annual Book Fair for Columbia and Adair County will be held during October, beginning on Friday, October 16, 2020.

This year, the event will be held virtually. The organizers will be contacting local authors in our area, and the authors will be highlighted in local media sources. They will be working with the local library for pickup, paymnet, etc. for any publication that is featured.

Some of the local authors they are hoping to work with include: Lanny Tucker of Greensburg; Lou Ann Russell of Columbia; Dwan Hadley of Columbia; Rodney White of Columbia; and, many more.

The first week they will be featuring the books of Dwan Hadley of Columbia. Hadley's books are: How I Met the Man and The Milk, The Meat, and The Manna. The books will be autographed and available at the library.

Donations will be accepted for purchase of the books, and the funds raised will go toward distribution of the books to those unable to purchase.

For further information, please contact Pamela Hoots or Mike Watson.


2020-10-09 07:16:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Christine Blankenship Rogers, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2020)

Christine Blankenship Rogers of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Campbellsville. She was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Richard Lowe and Rev. John Loper. Entombment will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Visitation is requested from 9amET to 11amET on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-10-09 07:08:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Timmy Kittrell, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1950-2020)

Timmy Kittrell of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Louisville. He was 69 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Pastor Bob Cutler and Pastor Jase Divens. Burial will follow in Poplar Log Cemetery in Barren County.

Visitation is requested from 10amET to 1pmET on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-10-09 07:03:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

TTF Youth Yard Sale postponed

By Lisa Tucker

The youth yard sale and free sack lunch at Through the Fire Worship Center, 24 Burnett Road, Columbia, KY, has been cancelled for Saturday, October 10, 2020.

We will announce a new date soon when weather is not giving rain.


2020-10-09 06:48:04 | Comments | Printable version

Jerry Nathaniel Bagby, 76, Grab, KY (1944-2020)

Jerry Nathaniel Bagby of the Grab Community passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. He was 76 years old.

The funeral services for Jerry Nathaniel Bagby will be conducted at 11amCT on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the Oak Grove Separate Baptist Church, with Bro. Ricky Arnett and Bro. Garnett Wayne Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 9amCT on Saturday at the church until time of the funeral service.


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2020-10-09 06:45:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD: Nine new cases in Adair County

By Amy Tomlinson

We are still seeing large numbers of new cases so please, let's all continue to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 41 on Thursday, October 8, 2020: Adair: 9; Clinton: 8; Green: 3; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 9; Russell: 2; and, Taylor: 6. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.011. This means our total case count is projected to double every 62.53 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 08/26/2020 when we added 75 cases. Today's new cases include:

  • Adair: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 6 Months-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Adair: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Adair: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic


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2020-10-09 06:42:04 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly cloudy today, high 80F, rain this weekend

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 80F. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3amCT. Expect an overnight low around 61F, and southeast wind around 6 mph.

Saturday will be cloudy, with showers likely, mainly after 1pmCT, and a high near 73F. South wind around 7 mph.

Saturday Night will bring an 80 percent chance of showers, with an overnight low around 63F. East wind 6 to 10 mph.

Sunday will bring a continued 80 percent chance of showers, and the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms. Sunday's high will be near 75F, with east wind 7 to 9 mph.

Sunday Night will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 63F.


2020-10-09 06:37:38 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 9, 2020

You must not display
before one with influence
everything you feel.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 9 October 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3314


2020-10-09 06:24:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 9 Oct 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, October 9, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event 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. 12 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-10-09 06:23:08 | Comments | Printable version

Gola's message: If you want to get healthy, you can

Gola Burton is a name seen frequently with her great photos on Columbia Magazine. Here name here is attached to a personal story of accomplishment that is an inspiration to all who know her. We share her story, with permission, and give her our congratulations! - LW

Gola writes: "If you want to get healthy you can. It takes will power and wanting to do it for yourself, you canít do it for your husband or family - you have to do it for yourself. Many times I wanted to get healthy for everyone around me but myself - and it didnít work.

"Iím embarrassed with the picture on the left [accompanying this story] because I was at my heaviest. I was a size 28 in pants and a 4x and 5x top.

"Today Iím a size 12 in pants and Large and Xl shirts.


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2020-10-09 04:15:16 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 9
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Hilda Smith (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Lawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brady Zane Blair (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Adams (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaymeson Hunt Corbin Harmon (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindy Barr (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nelson Burton (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Breeding (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Ann Lewis Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Lewis (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelia George O'Banion | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelia O'Banion | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steven Douglas Holt (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tatum Reese Bolden | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhday, William Lee Rodgers, Jr., Casey County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jordan Lee Moore, Cumberland County, KY (1990-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kara Joyce Freeman, Campbellsvile, KY (2019-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Hash, 77, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alton (John Boy) Creason, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Artis Byrd, Casey Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Wood, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alfred "King Al" Blackman, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal V. Miller Casey Co., KY (1922-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donnie Glenn Coomes Green Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elymus Lewis, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alliene King Jones, Greensburg, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Virginia (Gin) Lois Clark, Green Co., KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Maggard,, Adair Co., KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Miller, Casey County, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Pearl Huff, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Compton, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tal Lee Smith, 94, Edmonton, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cunneen Poynter | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Virgie Ruth Spears Scott, Cumberland Co. KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Coyle, Russell County, KY (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhodena Lee Robertson Hart, Russell Co., KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Esther Frances Warf Thompson Wiley, Green County, KY (1920-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Bastin, 87, Casey County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy George (1955-1991) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTLast day to request an absentee ballot by mail for the November General Election
To requeste a ballot by mail, registered voters should go online to GOVOTEKY.COM or call 270-384-2801 | (ID:60967, Comment)
8:00amCTNo school - fall break | (ID:60287, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Larry C. Rodgers, 72, Columbia, KY (1947-2020) | (ID:61068, Comment)
6:30pmCTOutdoor Revival at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:61040, Comment)

 



























 
 
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