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Johnie Hickman, 74, Burkesville, KY (1949-2024)

Johnie Davis (Humphrey) "Nana" Hickman of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at her residence in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 74 years, 11 months, and 26 days.

She was born on Sunday, July 3, 1949, the daughter of Eddie & Josie (Davis) Humphrey. She was of the Christian faith, and worked for Bob Evans.


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2024-07-02 23:34:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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First to attend Cane Valley Elementary School



2024-07-02 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The Rev. Michael Caldwell was the first African-American student to attend Cane Valley Elementary School in Adair County in the year 1956. Michael was six years old. His sister, Rose, would follow him the next year as the first female African-American to enter the school. Their story is told in the accompanying article by Dr. David Whitlock, a retired Baptist minister, author and educator.

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Wanda Mae Coffey Shuffett, 91, Green County, KY

Wanda Mae Coffey Shuffett of Greensburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Cecil Ray Coffey and Della Mae Reliford Coffey, was born on Friday, September 30, 1932, in Green County and departed this life on Saturday, June 29, 2024. She was 91 years, 8 months, and 30 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was a member of the Liberty Separate Baptist Church and was a homemaker.


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2024-07-02 23:17:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ada Gass is DUO Broadband Scholar at LWC

An Adair County resident has been named a DUO Broadband Scholar at Lindsey Wilson College. Ada Gass of Gradyville, Kentucky, has received the Lindsey Wilson DUO Broadband Scholarship. Ada is majoring in nursing at Lindsey Wilson College.

The $3,000 tuition scholarship is given annually to a full-time Lindsey Wilson student in the Duo Broadband service area.

"DUO Broadband is proud to continue this partnership with Lindsey Wilson College," said DUO Broadband Director of Business Operations Eric West. "Duo Broadband understands the importance of supporting educational opportunities for our local youth."


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2024-07-02 19:44:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

County Offices closed for Fourth of July

From Bridget Compton
Adair County Deputy Judge Executive

The Adair County Judge Executive's Office, along with the Adair County Annex building, Green River Animal Shelter, Adair County Road Department, and the Adair County Recycling Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, and Friday, July 5, 2024, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and blessed holiday!


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City Hall to be closed July 4

From Tiffany Collins
Assistant City Clerk

City Hall will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of Independence Day. There is a night drop located in the back of the building.


2024-07-02 10:24:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Agenda for July 3 special called Fiscal Court meeting

From Bridget Compton
Adair County Deputy Judge Executive

The Adair County Fiscal Court will hold a special called meeting at 5pmCT on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, in the Adair County Annex Building Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

Meeting Agenda:


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50 Rogers Scholars Spend the Week at Lindsey Wilson College

By Shelby Burton
LWC Assistant Director of Public Relations

A record-breaking 50 rising high school juniors from 35 Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky counties spent a week at Lindsey Wilson as Rogers Scholars. Sponsored by the Somerset-based Center for Rural Development, the weeklong program gives students a glimpse into college life and opens their eyes to several career possibilities.

For 26 years, the intensive weeklong program has focused on leadership skills while giving students hands-on instructional training from professional experts in energy technology, healthcare and education. They also learn about entrepreneurship and civic engagement by visiting local businesses and meeting with influential local representatives. A few notable guest speakers from this year's program include WKU President Timothy C. Caboni and former basketball player/olympian Kenny Davis.

"Meeting esteemed leaders and entrepreneurs provides valuable insights and inspiration, enriching their overall learning experience," said Stephanie Blackwood, LWC Student Activities Director. Blackwood serves as the liaison between the college and The Center for Rural Development. "It's a privilege to support these motivated young individuals on their journey to becoming future leaders, and Lindsey Wilson is proud to be a part of their growth and development."


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2024-07-02 07:39:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Vacation Bible School at Gradyville Baptist Church

From Debbie Bennett

Gradyville Baptist Church will have bible school, titled Camp Firelight, from 6pmCT to 8pmCT nightly on July 21-24, 2024.

starting at 6:00 to 8:00 each night, address Gradyville Baptist Church is located at 159 Old Gradyville Church Rd, Columbia, KY. Classes for all ages. For more information, contact 270-250-5222 or 270-384-4250.


2024-07-02 07:37:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

60th Harvey-Loy Reunion is July 6

From Diane Harvey Burris

The Harvey-Loy Family Reunion will be held at NoonCT on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at Columbia Nazarene Church. Please bring covered dishes & your family. Hope to see everyone there this year. For more information call 217-778-6445.

Wheet Fellowship Hall is located at 1208 Jamestown St, Columbia, KY.


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Unsung heroes - first to attend all white school

Two little ones in the Caldwell family were the first African-American students to attend Cane Valley Elementary School in Adair County. The year was 1956.

By Dr. David Whitlock


Michael's eyes darted around his classroom, hoping to find a familiar face. It was his first day in school, first grade. His parents had explained that this school would provide him with more opportunities, better facilities, and diverse resources. Hopefully, he would make friends, too. As Michael continued investigating his surroundings, he realized he was the only African-American student in the entire school.

Michael Caldwell was the first African-American student to attend Cane Valley Elementary School in Adair County. The year was 1956. Michael was six years old. His sister, Rose, would follow him the next year as the first female African-American to enter the school.


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Martha Emeline Scott, 96, Casey County, KY (1928-2024)

Martha Emeline Buck Derringer Scott age 96, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Saturday June 29th, 2024. She was born in Casey County April 14, 1928, to John C. Buck and Eva Wright Buck.

Martha was a homemaker and a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. She loved and cherished her children and grandchildren.


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Terry Lynn Smith, 58, Adair County, KY (1965-2024)

Terry Lynn Smith, 58, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 11amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Avery Russell officiating. Burial will follow in A.B. Turner Cemetery in Chance. Visitation after 9am Tuesday.


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2024-07-02 00:34:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 2
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Phyllis Miller (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Jennifer Appleby (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gene and Sue Ann Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Hershel and Yvonne Keith Harmon (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmy and Geneva Curry (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Marcum Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Graham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brayleigh LaShay Mattingly (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brett Burton (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Wheeler Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Murrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dan Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Wisnar | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jack Harrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James "Clutch" Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Mitchell Bragg (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jameson Brock Miller (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Irvin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lesa Hagan (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nathan Cape (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Heuser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, sisters Louella Hutchison Gore and Prudence Hutchison Westholm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vivian Rice | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hunter Wayne Hedgespeth, 3, Columbia, KY (2015-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Lawrence Dixon, Greensburg, KY (1954-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dan Streeval, Louisville, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl McLean, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George L. Pike, Taylor Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kim Dearth Lawson, Casey County, KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Tim Perkins, Greensburg, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Grider, Russell County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glee Watson Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Pickett Goodin, Adair Co., KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susan Renee Harrison, Russell County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susan Renee Harrison, Russell County, KY (1965-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Scott Williams, Buffalo, KY (1965-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orville Junior Hughes, 77, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas (Doug) Earl Taylor, Glasgow, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Terry Riggs, 66, Taylor Co., KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katherine Loy, 81, Adair County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juston Bennett, 71, Columbia, KY (1944-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Damron Johnson, 79, Jabez, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vestora Grant, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Scott Clayton Burton, 31, Adair Co., KY (1984-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Burton, 85, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Doss, 73, Russell Co., KY; Adair native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Carl Johnson, 63, Casey County, KY native (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tammy Lynn Bledsoe, 48, Adair Co., KY (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bradley (Brad) Miller, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joshua Keith Knifley, 32, Taylor Co., KY (1984-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freida Carol Tate, 63, Adair Co., KY/Casey County, KY native (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvist Lee (Pee Wee) Sinclair, 82, Columbia, KY (1939-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Sue Conner, 65, Jamestown, KY (1956-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dolly Thomas Beasley, 70, Russell Springs, KY (1952-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald (Shorty) Barrett, 69, Russell Springs, KY (1951-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elain Pearl DuBose, 103, Green County, KY (1915-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Earl Morrison, 65, Burkesville, KY (1955-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Milton Blythe, Metcalfe Co., KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae Bell, 96, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Catherine Gaines, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ella Underwood, 80, Greensburg, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Rafferty Embry, 85, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mayme Parrigin, Adair Co., KY (1927-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Clark, 89, Greensburg, KY (1932-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph James Compton, Breeding, KY (1924-2010) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby C. Keltner (July 2, 1930 - May 28, 2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Mae Wade, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Akin Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendell R. Cook, 66, Jamestown, KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:67055, Comment)
10:00amCTACPL: K-5th Summer Reading
(Egypt Adventure) 1st half of The Adventures of Annie and Ben | (ID:66913, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Terry Lynn Smith, 58, Adair County, KY (1965-2024) | (ID:67155, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices for Jean Wheeler, 78, Columbia, KY (1945-2024) | (ID:67146, Comment)

 

































 
 
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