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Phillip Coffey - Warp Speed Replacing

By Phillip Coffey
Snow removal -nice Mohawk on our motorized vehicle.
Still plenty of Winter along atop of the many branches.
Billie and I walking in awe through the scenic valley.
Capturing the moments of nature's tugged enhancing.

Riding old car hoods, tin metal or whatever was handy
In days of our youth-much certainly not ever telling
But store bought borrowed sled destroyed by our mishandling.
Cousins and myself led by our Father(s) - warp speed replacing.


2021-02-22 21:11:10 | Comments | Printable version

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Black History Month Proclaimed in Columbia



2021-02-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo From the City of Columbia.
The month of February has been proclaimed as “Black History Month” in the City of Columbia. The proclamation recognized those persons in our African American community for their part in our city’s heritage. Councilor Sharon Payne, who is the first female African American to serve on the Columbia City Council, joined Mayor Pamela Hoots for the signing. The proclamation recognizes the diversity of the members of our community.

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LWC Soccer to host Cumberlands Tuesday

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men and women's soccer teams will host the University of the Cumberlands (KY) at Blue Raider Stadium, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in their first home games of the season. The women will start the evening off at 6:30pmCT with the men following afterward at 8:30pmCT.

Live video and live stats will be available. Please view the LWC Attendance Protocols for more information.


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2021-02-22 16:57:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Adair Co. Ambulance Service Sympathy for Dr. Brashear

From Daryl Flatt, Director
Adair County Ambulance Service

The Adair County Ambulance Service employees and board of directors would like to send our condolences to the family of Dr. Robert Brashear who passed away suddenly.

Dr. Brashear was a current board member with the Ambulance Service and has served in that capacity since March, 2015. Dr. Brashear was a dedicated and caring board member who spent his life helping others as a dentist and making sure that the community was well served through his dedication as a board member. He will be greatly missed by his family, community and the Adair County Ambulance Service.

Dr. Robert B. Brashear, 67, Columbia, KY (1953-2021)


2021-02-22 16:54:38 | Comments | Printable version

Regional vaccination sites to open Phase 1C appointments Mar 1

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced COVID-19 cases have declined for six straight weeks in the commonwealth. He also reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since Oct. 5.

"The trends are going in a positive direction, perhaps the most positive since the pandemic began," said Gov. Beshear. "What that means is that we're doing a good job. Do I think that vaccines are starting to have an impact? Certainly in the long-term care community. Hopefully we'll see more of it in the overall state. But we're seeing more people wearing masks, engaging in social distancing, thinking about the number of contacts they have in their day, and it is working."

The Governor announced that regional vaccination sites will open to Kentuckians in Phase 1C beginning March 1, and he expects other vaccination sites to move into Phase 1C around the same time.

Gov. Beshear encouraged all vaccine sites to continue prioritizing Phase 1A and 1B individuals, even as 1C appointments are made as well. He asked all providers to continue outreach to vulnerable Kentuckians who may have a harder time navigating the vaccine sign-up system.

More than 583,000 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.


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2021-02-22 16:52:06 | Comments | Printable version

Regular Called Fiscal Court meeting, Tue 23 Feb 2021

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular called session at 4pmCT on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in the Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend, although an attendance limit will be in effect. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook Page.

Meeting Agenda:


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2021-02-22 13:47:01 | Comments | Printable version

Jail Committee Meeting, Fri 26 Feb 2021

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Jail Committee will meet at 8:30amCT on Friday, February 26, 2021, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Pubic Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting will be open to the public. Masks will be mandatory.


2021-02-22 13:38:24 | Comments | Printable version

Rosetta Stotts Samuell, 77, Glensfork, KY (1943-2021)

Rosetta Stotts Samuell of Glensfork passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at her son's residence in Radcliff, KY. She was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the McClister Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Thursday morning until the funeral time at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2021-02-22 13:35:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

March utility bills will be out late due to weather

By Jennifer Carter

Columbia/Adair Utilities District bills due in March will be out late due to the inclement weather conditions we have been experiencing. We are working on finalizing the bills and plan to have them out by the end of the month.

With this delay in bill mailing we will be extending the due date from March 10th to the 17th. This will give everyone an extra week to pay their bill without penalties.


2021-02-22 10:37:49 | Comments | Printable version

Escobar seals overtime win in women's soccer season opener

By Kyle Jackson

Marietta, GA - The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team opened their 2020 season with a 2-1 overtime victory on the road over Life (GA) Sunday afternoon.

Eager to get their season underway after having to wait an additional two weeks, the Blue Raiders came out into the first half excited, ready to find the first goal of the season. Yudaya Nakayenze was a menace in the Life defense recording five shots, two of which were on target. The offense was so eager to create but forgot they must stay onside to do so, having six attacking moves called off by the offside rule, three of which came in the last minute of the half. Lindsey Wilson ended the game with 19 offside calls against them, the most in a single match.

While the Life defense was busy trying to contain the boisterous Lindsey Wilson offense, it was the Life goalkeeper, Emily Hounsell who was the busiest in the first half, coming up big on four occasions to keep the score level. The teams would enter halftime in a 0-0 deadlock.


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2021-02-22 09:59:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

History Monday: Law and Disorder, 1870s Style

By Mike Watson

Law and Order, or Disorder has been a fact of life almost since two people of differing ideas occupied the same territorial space. The consumption of alcohol in its many forms has existed since the earliest of times and has been regulated in one way or other for much of that time as well.

The United States, under the new Constitution of 1787, saw regulation of whiskey through a tax that was objected to and fought by the citizens of Pennsylvania in the early 1790s. The entire nation watched, as the outcome would effect every citizen in the industry in the nation, including Kentucky.

Regulation in our state and area was spotty at best for much of the history leading up to the post-Civil War era. Moonshiners were everywhere, doing what many citizens considered a reasonable and personal business. They did not care to become bonded by the government, nor pay the taxes. The federal authorities thought otherwise and sent revenue officers into the hills and hollers to ferret out these folk. They were occasionally caught, the stills and supplies destroyed, and the moonshiners hauled before the court. In time this meant for our region the federal court in Louisville.

Newspapers often carried stories of the exploits of the 'shiners and those tasked to catch them. What follows are a few snips from the newspapers of the 1870s to this end. These are just select items and names have been obscured to protect those involved.


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2021-02-22 09:57:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Dr. Robert B. Brashear, 67, Columbia, KY (1953-2021)

Dr. Robert Byron Brashear passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bonita Springs, FL. Bob was a beloved husband to Debra and loving father to Austin and Madison.

Dr. Brashear chose cremation, and details regarding a memorial service will be provided at a later date.

Alongside his wife, Bob had a long and fulfilling career as a respected Dentist in Columbia, KY. He proudly served his community and provided high quality care for 35 years, retiring in May 2019. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


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2021-02-22 09:52:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Local Food Systems Summit to highlight agriculture resiliency

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's (KDA) Kentucky Proud brand is co-hosting the third annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit March 3, 2021, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced. For the first time, this event will be virtual this year.

This virtual event is 9amET - 1pmET and brings together professionals and stakeholders for a half-day of presentations highlighting innovative local food projects in Kentucky that demonstrate the strong resilience of the agricultural and local food sectors in the Commonwealth.


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2021-02-22 09:48:34 | Comments | Printable version

KY Afield Video: Live Spring Fishing Q&A Show


The February 20, 2021 Full Show brings a panel of experts to answer all of your fishing questions. Find out what they have to say about spring fishing in the bluegrass.


2021-02-22 09:46:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Carolyn Bagby Paxton, 80, Green Co., KY (1940-2021)

Mrs. Carolyn Bagby Paxton passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the Baptist Health Louisville Hospice in Louisville. She was 80 years old.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Carolyn Bagby Paxton will be conducted at 1pmCT on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court St., Greensburg, KY, with Rev. Brad Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Greensburg Cemetery.

A walk-through visitation will be held from 10amCT on Wednesday until the funeral hour.


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2021-02-22 09:43:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Alice Helen Haney, 91, Greensburg, KY (1929-2021)

Alice Helen Haney of Greensburg passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. She was 91 years old.

Funeral services for Alice Helen Haney will be conducted privately with entombment at the Greensburg Cemetery Mausoleum.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.


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2021-02-22 09:31:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Patricia Ann Wethington, 68, formerly of Casey Co., KY (1952-2021)

Patricia Ann "Pat" Rodgers Wethington, of Dixon, MO, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was 68 years old.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11amET on Friday, February 26, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6pmET until 9pmET on Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with prayer service beginning at 7pmET. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive to the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.


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2021-02-22 09:26:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Paul D. Carter, 71, Green Co., KY native (1949-2021)

Paul D. Carter of Bowling Green passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home. He was 71 years old.

The funeral services for Paul D. Carter will be conducted at 2pmCT on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Jerry Carter officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Tuesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service.

Due to State mandate and Covid-19, please continue to practice social distancing and wear facial coverings.


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2021-02-22 09:21:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Southern Heirs to sing at Temple Hill

By Charles Shepherd

The Southern Heirs Quartet will be Singing at Temple Hill Community, located at the corner of Helms Landing road and Temple Hill Church Road in Jamestown Ky, on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Service Starts at 10amCT, with singing and Brother Phillip Miller bringing the Message. Everyone welcome.



2021-02-22 09:17:03 | Comments | Printable version

Property tax bills going out to Columbia residents

Reminders for 2019 and 2020 City of Columbia delinquent property taxes are being sent out. Due to COVID-19 the City did not publish the ‘19 list as normally required.

If you have a delinquent bill for ‘19 or ‘20 you will be receiving a reminder allowing another 15 days to pay before publication in the media. Bills may be paid on line at cityofcolumbiaky.com, by phone or dropped in the night deposit at the rear entrance of the building, 116 Campbellsville Street.


2021-02-22 07:01:51 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Softball claims doubleheader sweep over Union

By Brady Budke

Barbourville, KY - The No. 3-ranked Lindsey Wilson softball team picked up a pair of victories over Union (Ky.) on Sunday at Union Field in Barbourville, Kentucky.

Through the two games, Lindsey Wilson produced 20 hits from the plate while allowing just nine to the Bulldogs.

Game one (five innings): Lindsey Wilson 14 | Union 2
The Blue Raiders dominated game one of the doubleheader with a combination of strong bats and consistent pitching.


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2021-02-22 06:35:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Clearing skies today, high 43F

It's currently 42F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be cloudy this morning, then gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 43F and west wind 8 to 13 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 32F and southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 55F and west wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday Night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 37F and calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph after midnight.


2021-02-22 06:33:54 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Mon 22 Feb 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, February 22, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. 65 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 91 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 71 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 116 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 135 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-02-22 06:30:28 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 22, 2021

Those who need to write
suffer when blank pages are
not available.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 22 February 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3450


2021-02-22 06:27:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Little League signups begin Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021

Destiny Greer shares that it's time to sign up for spring ball activities in the Adair County Little League.

Wednesday, February 23, 2021 and same time every Monday and Wednesday thereafter until March 17, 2021 in the blue building in the Little League Park in Columbia from 6:30-8:30.


2021-02-22 06:10:26 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Ann Durham Kelly, 63, Green County, KY

Mary Ann Durham Kelly was born June 15, 1957 in Campbellsville, Kentucky to the late Ernest Dalmain and Georgia Lu Ennis Durham. She departed this life Saturday February 20, 2021 having attained the age of 63 years,8 months, and fourteen days.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church. She was in childcare. She was united in marriage to Jerry Payton Kelly.


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2021-02-22 05:54:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 22
George Washington's Birthday (1732-1799) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, David and Betty Burris (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Tooley (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amelia Iris Pelston (2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deborah Jean Hensley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deretha Powell (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Polston (Russell County) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Pollard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Burton (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Junior Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Raelyn Sanders (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard D. Piercy (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sgt. Robbie Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Spencer (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Martin, Jr. (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William R. Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertha Roark, formerly of Columbia, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Knight, Dunnville, KY (1962-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Lynn Coppage, Dunnville, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda F. Hill, Columbia, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Ann Conover, Columbia, KY (1944-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela York | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde "Joe" Streeval, Casey Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Washington Cox, Merrimac, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen Page, Adair Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie Hayse Spears, Cumberland Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Pierce, Russell Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry P. Marr, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claude Willis Shaw, Edmonton, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Roy, Russell Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonita Faye Janes, Adair County, KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Evelyn Pollard, Adair County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reva Adise Bell, 80, Russell County, KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Gaye Goodin, Russell County, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Gillis Upchurch, Adair County, KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Grider, 84, Russell County, KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Billy) Glover, Russell Co., KY (1957-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nelda Virginia Cash, 81, Burkesville, KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Bertie Abbott Stump, 64, Cumberland Co., KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Wanda Marie Montgomery Brewer, 72, Green County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Jane Hurt, 68, Metcalfe County, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie R. Ballenger, Jamestown, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Wyka, 73, Casey County, KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ljubica (Knezevic) Gonzalez, Taylor Co., KY/Cook Co., IL native (1957-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherry Grant McGrath, 55, Adair Co., KY native (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Hagy, 83, Adair County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Evelyn Martin Kerr Finley, Burkesville, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Virginia (Margaret) Perkins, Knifley, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.B. Conover, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1924-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Sandusky Daugherty, 76, Taylor County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carrie Lee McClintock, 41, Adair County, KY (1977-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daulton Glen Turpin, 23, Taylor Co., KY (1994-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diane Ray Wright, 59, Greensburg, KY (1961-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Effie Burton Grider (1896-1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Buis, 81, Argyle, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyman Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Lawless, 62, Russell Springs, KY (1958-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Jeffries, 74, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teri Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, February 22, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTSchool in Adair will be virtual today | (ID:61377, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County School Board special called February meeting - click for agenda | (ID:61372, Comment)

 





























 
 
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