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On Phil Hanna

See also: Charles Philip Hanna, 72, Columbia, KY (1951-2024)

From Mike Watson with Ernestine Bennett, Annita Dial

A bright light was extinguished with the passing of our friend and colleague, Phil Hanna. Much can be said of Phil and his varied interests, multiple skills and talents, and his love of people and life in general. His life before Columbia and Adair County unfolded like an ancient document of world history. Phil's reminiscences of his life before coming to Lindsey Wilson were the makings of a best-seller. Compassion was his dominant trait and he was always the one who stood for the underdog, for the downtrodden, for those who were in need of help or just understanding.

When Phil came to work at the Adair County Public Library in August of 2019, he was already retired and hoped to find a new niche in his adopted town and county. He was not a genealogist, or so he would say, but he did have a background in his own family research and soon became adept at finding ancestors for others. With the opening of the Genealogy & History Research Center in April of 2021, Phil became the front-line with visiting researchers. He was our technology expert. We came to rely on his expertise daily and visitors came with specific needs that Phil would then tackle with abandon.

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2024-07-03 14:31:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Flying over Lake Cumberland

2024-07-03 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Pilot Graham Waggener says this looks like a C-130 soaring over Lake Cumberland. It could be one of the Kentucky National Guard planes that fly out of Louisville frequently.

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Humphress resigns as Band Director

From Jason Faulkner, Superintendent
Adair County Public Schools

Jordan Humphress has stepped down from the position of Director of the Adair County Band within the Adair County School District. He has been dedicated to the Adair County Public School System as Band Director for the last three years, preceded by his role as Assistant Band Director from 2017 to 2021.

We extend our gratitude to Mr. Humphress for his hard work, commitment, and service to the Adair County Band program. The search for his replacement has already commenced. Our aim is to ensure a smooth transition to a new Director with minimal disruption to the services and opportunities provided to the students involved in Adair County's esteemed band program.

2024-07-03 11:21:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Help prevent impaired driving crashes this holiday weekend

From Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY -As Independence Day arrives, Kentuckians are reminded to plan for a safe ride home if celebrations include alcohol.

Unfortunately, the holiday can turn tragic when individuals drive while impaired. It is never acceptable to drink alcohol and drive - even after just a few drinks. Making a plan for a sober, designated driver before celebrations begin will help prevent tragedies on Kentucky roadways.

"Ensuring safety on our highways requires a collective effort," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "As Kentuckians celebrate the Fourth of July, we urge everyone to celebrate responsibly so we all return home safely to our friends and loved ones."

Impaired driving crashes typically increase over holidays, so Team Kentucky is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind drivers that "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving."

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2024-07-03 09:59:07 | Comments | Printable version

Benefit Ride for Giles Foundation is Aug 3

There will be a benefit ride for the Janice Holt Giles Foundation starting at 10amCT on Saturday, August 3, 2024, and 380 Spout Springs Road, Columbia, KY.

Registration will begin at 9amCT, with kickstands up at 10amCT. Bikes are $20, plus passenger $25, 50/50 tickets, and a meal after the ride. All proceeds will benefit the Janice Holt Giles Foundation.

Contact Keysha Tucker at 270-849-8803 or Mike Berry at 270-634-3405 for more information.

2024-07-03 09:56:40 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Baptist ready for Christmas in July

Columbia Baptist Church will hold their annual Christmas in July Packing Party to prepare for Operation Christmas Child at 6pmCT on Sunday evening, July 7, 2024, and everyone is invited to attend.

Last year the church packed more than 1100 shoebox gifts. These boxes went to children and families in need all over The world. Most of these children have never received a box, nor have they heard the name of Jesus Christ. They have over 500 boxes ready for Sunday's event.

Columbia Baptist Church is located at 201 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.

2024-07-03 09:50:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Shannon (Catfish) Rowe, 51, Columbia, KY (1973-2024)

Shannon "Catfish" Rowe of Columbia died on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehab in Columbia. He was 51 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, July 5, 2024, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Gary Roy officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Friday.

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2024-07-03 09:37:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

A good day for a birthday trip to Lure Lodge

By Linda Waggener

July second was a very good day for a birthday friends trip to Lure Lodge on Lake Cumberland. It's normal to see animals walking or scurrying in the park on the long, winding drive from the highway to the Lodge, and Tuesday there were also a number of black vultures perched on the fence overlooking the State Dock.

We figured they were probably not there for the beautiful view. The birds only congregate when a favorite food - an animal corpse - is available. The fact that cars going right by them didn't so much as ruffle a feather indicated that meal must have been just over the fence.

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2024-07-03 09:10:29 | Comments | Printable version

July 4th Celebration begins Wednesday in Campbellsville

The 48th Annual Campbellsville-Taylor County 2024 Fourth of July Celebration downtown activities are are building up to the big events Wednesday July 3rd and Thursday July 4th.

The Chamber of Commerce appreciates the patience of all downtown merchants and property owners as they navigate the placement of vendors and other attractions. Allow plenty of time to navigate the city as certain streets will be closed off for events.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 downtown Campbellsville activities include:
TC Public Library Children's Parade, 5pmCT/6pmET.
Children's Trastor Pull, 5:30pmCT/6:30pmET
Hannah Ellis free concert with opening act by Collin White. 6pmCT/7pmET

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2024-07-03 00:01:39 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 3
Happy Anniversary, Adam and Tina Price (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chad and Kim Barnett (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Don & Barbara Franklin (1964) in Memory of Don Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Joyce Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Koenig Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny C. Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Herbert Harrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Boils (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Blake Fisher (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Potts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnie Humphrey Hickman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laramie Keltner Pelston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maddox Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dillery Margaret Cooper Bell, Casey County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maude A. Neal, Burkesville, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laura Adams Gabehart, Campbellsville, KY (1963-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Russell Glenn Godbey, Casey County, KY (1942-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Treva Ann Warren, Knifley, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regeina Paulette Campbell, Albany, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Dudgeon, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Caldwell Tupman Shirley Adair Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy J. (Tim) Phelps, 46, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Estes Bishop, Adair Co., KY native (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darrel Wethington, Casey Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethan Foster, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Jewell Milby, Green Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cathy Long Akin, Columbia, KY (1964-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ernest James Rush, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Lou Nunnally Ball, 72, Summer Shade, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nell V. Rooks, 82, Russell Springs, KY/Adair Co., KY native (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Brewington, 86, former Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia A. Justice, Russell County, KY (1964-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlene Sneed, Adair County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian Fabozzi, 69, Cumberland County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Louis Maulden, 64, Columbia, KY (1957-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Hugh Austin, 94, Jamestown, KY (1929-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny C. Burton, 68, Columbia, KY native (1953-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert O. McGaha, 89, Adair Co. native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jana Rae Grant Hayes, Adair Co., KY native (1954-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jay Michael Rose, Columbia, KY (1961-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Shanahan, 63, Adair County, KY (1959-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Carl Norris, 73, Burkesville, KY (1947-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Neil Jones, 85, Greensburg, KY (1935-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Compton (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Grider Braman, 91, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Winnie Maxine Shaw, Glasgow, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTFarmers Market first Wednesday morning of the season
Corner Merchant and Campbellsville Streets, Columbia | (ID:67178, Comment)
2:00pmCTACPL: Little Sprouts and Little Learners
Summer reading for Birth-4 years old | (ID:66919, Comment)
5:00pmCTSpecial called Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting | (ID:67161, Comment)
6:00pmCTEgypt Christian Church Patriotic Cookout | (ID:67148, Comment)
Free concert starring Hannah Ellis and Collin White in downtown Campbellsville | (ID:67181, Comment)


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