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CPD welcomes K-9 Cally to the force

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department would like to formally introduce the city's newest K9 Unit, Cally.

As many are aware, after losing our previous K9, Gunner, due to illness, Columbia Police were left without a K9 for road duty specific to the Columbia Police Department. In 2020, funds were secured by donation for a new animal. In September of last year, Handler Trevor Foster was sent to Milan, Tennessee, where he received Cally from trainer Jay Morris and The United States Police Canine Association.

Cally is a two-year-old yellow lab, specifically trained in drug detection. She and Officer Foster have already aided in several arrests and investigations in Columbia. They have also been instrumental in aiding other agencies in Adair and surrounding counties when a K9 Unit has been requested.

We look forward to many years of using Cally as she serves the city of Columbia and law enforcement.

2021-02-14 15:31:57 | Comments | Printable version

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Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday forecast

2021-02-14 - Adair County, KY - Photo from the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service shows these predictions for the winter storm watch tonight, Monday and Tuesday, February 14 through 16, 2021.

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T.J. Regional Health Winter Weather Updates

Please see Additional winter weather updates for T.J. Regional Health for latest schedule changes.

By Stacey Biggs

We are closely monitoring the weather situation in the T.J. Regional Health service area and have the following updates to share for Monday, February 15, 2021:

  • T.J. Samson Community Hospital and T.J. Health Columbia remain open 24/7. All surgeries and procedures will continue as scheduled.
Delays & Closures
The following facilities will run on a delayed scheduled and will open at 9amCT on Monday, February 15, 2021:
  • All areas at the T.J. Health Pavilion
  • The T.J. Family Medicine Center
  • All T.J. Rural Health Clinics
Additional changes may be necessary as the weather situation continues to evolve. Visit our weather page for T.J. Regional Health and follow us on Facebook and local media the most up-to-date information.

2021-02-14 15:27:26 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear asks Kentuckians to prepare for more snow, ice

National Weather Service projects most of the state could see 2 to 8 inches of snow; some may receive up to half an inch of ice

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians must prepare now for more rounds of winter storms from Sunday night through Thursday night, with the heaviest snow most likely Monday during the afternoon rush hour.

The greatest potential for significant snow accumulations includes much of Central Kentucky, with some areas projected to receive up to eight inches of snow. The heaviest snowfall will take place in a period between 3 p.m. EST Monday through 1 a.m. EST Tuesday. Snowfall rates may exceed 1 inch per hour.

The greatest potential for significant ice accumulations, from 0.01 to 0.50 inches, also will occur tonight through Tuesday and is expected south and east of a line from Tompkinsville to Richmond.

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2021-02-14 11:40:46 | Comments | Printable version

Sunday Weather Update: Winter storm on the way

According to the National Weather Service in Louisville, a winter storm system will bring two waves of wintry precipitation to the region tonight through Tuesday. There could be significant accumulations of snow, sleet and possibly freezing rain.

The heaviest precipitation is expected to occur Monday afternoon into Monday night, but there's a 30 percent chance of precipitation today, increasing to a 90 percent chance overnight.

Monday morning will bring a mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11am, probably changing over to snow by afternoon. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches will be possible by Monday night.

If you must travel over the next couple of days, be sure to keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

2021-02-14 11:32:09 | Comments | Printable version

Reagan Turner becomes all-time leading scorer

By Christopher Coombs

Reagan Turner of the Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team has etched her name into the women's basketball record book, becoming the program's all-time leading scorer.

On Saturday, Turner passed Donna Burden on the scoring list with her 15 points against Pikeville (KY) bringing her career total to 2,223 points. Burden held the program record for 28 seasons dating back to the 1993 campaign as she finished her career with 2,213 points.

Throughout her career, Turner has earned several prestigious awards, which include Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year honors. Alongside that, she has been selected to the Mid-South Conference First Team for two seasons, Mid-South Conference Second Team for one season, and NAIA All-American Second Team for two seasons.

The native of Gamaliel, KY, was also an NAIA Scholar-Athlete in 2019-20, was awarded Academic All Mid-South Conference honors for two seasons, and was the 2020 NAIA Emil S. Linton Scholarship Award Recipient.

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2021-02-14 10:07:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 2/13/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Overall, it has been a pretty positive week as far as our COVID-19 numbers. We added 715 new cases this week compared to 829 last week. We have 712 active cases today compared to 812 last Saturday. We do have 50 listed hospitalized cases, however, compared to 43 last week. Our district's 7-day average incidence rate (average new cases per day per 100,000) is 48.8 today compared to 56.6 last Saturday.

We have 1 county in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread, Cumberland. Our other 9 counties are in the "red-critical" range. For the third week in a row, Lake Cumberland's new case rate is higher than the new case rate for the state.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 6.87%.

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2021-02-14 09:38:27 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 14, 2021

Only life-changing
dramatic discoveries
change too cautious minds.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 14 February 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3442

2021-02-14 09:32:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Happy Valentine's Day! Stay safe and warm

Wishing everyone a joyous Valentine's Day 2021 - a cold February 14th and a perfect day to send messages of love to one another.

As the winter storm warning comes into focus for this evening, it's also a good time to make sure family, neighbors and animals are secure for survival of temperatures that hover below freezing.


* Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 7 inches and ice accumulations between a light glaze and a quarter of an inch.

* Portions of central Kentucky south of the Bluegrass and Western Kentucky Parkways.

* From 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ this evening to 1 PM EST /noon CST/ Tuesday.

* Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

2021-02-14 07:51:10 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 14
Happy Anniversary to Ningie and Fred Miller (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bobby Willis and Edie Egbert | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gary and Lisa Tucker (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeff and Rhonda Padilla (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mary and Lorne Holler (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, P.J. and Rachel Rowe (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Simpson and Shirley Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Todd and Danette Burton (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Lewis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brinkson Maddox Bennett (2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn "Sue" Burton Satterfield (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles England (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davey Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Booher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edra "Bobbie" Nell Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erica Hagan (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ginger Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Huddleston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lawrence Hamilton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, McKenzie Martin (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael George Payne (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rodney Loy (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Brooke Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Neat (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Troy Kimbler (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Bobbye Jane Sleet Marshall, Adair Co., KY (1929-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday for J. D. Rainwater, 90, Taylor County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Kenneth Peasley | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mervin Lee Dyer, 75, Cumberland County, KY (1944-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Julia F. Burris, Campbellsville, KY (1956-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Sells, Burkesville, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hiestand Johnson, 83, Taylor Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carril M. Selby, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Georgia Milded Shuffett, Green Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis Hugh Morgan, Taylor Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floyde Donham, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Kimbler Stern, Adair Co., KY native (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dixie Shelton, Taylor County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earnest Murphy, Casey County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Winston McGuire, Taylor County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benjamin Bradshaw, Jr., Russell Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Treva Roy Luttrell, Casey County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Haskel Rogers, Adair County, KY (1916-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Roger Dishman, 67, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Edward Carlton, 86, Russell County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gregory Ray Norris, Sr., 29, of Columbia, KY (1986-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lardine Owens, 80, Adair County, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arlene Milby, 75, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Clifford I. Carnes, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sue Harris, 65, Taylor County, KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Madie Lee Sharp Brown , 95, Kettle, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Goodin McQuaide, Adair Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Dougherty, Metcalfe County, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James C. Edelen, 80, Taylor Co., KY, (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Marie Wilson, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Smith Drostie, 89, Casey County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles (Pete) Roark, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leola Collins Childress, 63, Windsor, KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren Lynn Cox, 48, Taylor Co., KY (1969-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ivan (Bootie) Bault, Taylor Co./Adair Co., KY native (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Gelvin Brassfield, Russell Springs, KY (1965-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David Woodrow Wilson, Taylor County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyndon Murphy, 83, Casey County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Allen Wood, Cumberland Co., KY/NY native (1958-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Lewis Haynes, 85, Adair County, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Keith Wray, 63, Cumberland County, KY (1955-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin Wright (d. 1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbye Jane Sleet Marshall | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delva Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Lundy, 73, Columbia, KY (1947-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neal Key (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, "Alven" Buddy Wright | (Updates/Corrections)

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