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MSC Softball Tournament continues with quartet of games Thurs

By Joel Snyder

The road to the NAIA National Tournament goes through Columbia this weekend. Two automatic bids to the season-ending tournament await, as well as the right to named Mid-South Conference Tournament champions. The eleven-team field was cut in half last week thanks to the madness that was the opening round. Now, the final six teams prepare to enter the double-elimination portion of the tournament.

Five-time conference tournament champion and top-seeded Campbellsville (KY) enters the weekend with a week-and-a-half of rest under its belt. Despite sharing the regular-season crown with Lindsey Wilson, the Tigers (37-11, 27-5 MSC) garnered the number one seed behind a better record against a common opponent.

Campbellsville will take to the field at 4pmCT where they will open their tournament play against the winner of the day's first game between fourth-seeded Bethel (TN) and fifth-seeded Georgetown (KY).

Columbia's own Lindsey Wilson (37-7, 27-5 MSC) continues its tournament title defense after sweeping Pikeville (KY) during last week's opening round.

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2021-05-06 15:18:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Mobley receives the student Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

2021-05-06 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Ariel C. Emberton.
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CU: Mobley honored with Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville, KY - Rebekah Mobley, Campbellsville University Class of 2020 who is studying dentistry at the University of Kentucky, is the 2020 student recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award given by Campbellsville University.

Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president of Campbellsville University, presented the award, along with Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Mobley received a framed certificate, a statue and a book titled The Sullivan Legacy. Mobley is in her first year of dental school at UK.

Mobley graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (pre-dentistry) with a minor in Marriage and Family Ministry and is the daughter of Jeff and Laura Mobley of Elizabethtown, Ky.

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2021-05-06 15:15:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

RETAIN to help newly injured, ill workers to remain on the job

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced today the state has received a $21.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to boost efforts to help newly injured and ill employees remain at or return to work.

"We know that maintaining work is so important," said Gov. Beshear. "When people leave Kentucky's workforce because they become sick or have an injury, it can be detrimental - not only to them, but to their families, employers and Kentucky's economy."

The Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Phase 2 funding is the largest federal grant awarded to date to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio and Vermont were awarded a total of $103 million in the Phase 2 program expansion. In 2018, Kentucky received $3.5 million and was one of eight selected for the Phase 1 pilot program.

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2021-05-06 15:11:38 | Comments | Printable version

Zoning Board of Adjustment meets Thursday, 20 May

By Jada Atwood

The City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing at 5pmCT, Thursday, May 20 at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider a sign variance request for property located at 2988 Burkesville Road. Property owned by KFC (PVA Map No 041-00 00-053.08). The hearing is open to the public.

2021-05-06 13:03:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

No. I would not, could not go there.

Re: Would you go?

The answer to the question - would you go - out on that glass bottomed overhang at the Grand Canyon is, No. I would not, could not go out on that! Not even if they did allow cameras, not even for the greatest picture of a lifetime!

I've so enjoyed the road trip west story and pictures by Adair County's traveling photographers Robert Ellis and William Lamkin.

The breathtaking picture of the skywalk is close enough for me. Thanks for sharing the journey! - Linda Waggener

2021-05-06 10:44:27 | Comments | Printable version

Free vegetable plants at MC Extension Office

Wednesday, May 12, and May 19, 2021 will be the days for getting free vegetable plants at the give-away at the Metcalfe County Extension Office.

The give-away begins at 10amCT each day and the office is located at 422 East Street in Edmonton, KY.

2021-05-06 10:12:54 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water Advisory lifted

As of 8:43amCT on May 6, 2021, the Boil Water Advisory for customers on Roley Yuma Rd., Dry Creek Rd., Dixon Walker Rd., 14585-14711 Knifley Rd. has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

Thank You,
Columbia Adair Utilities District

2021-05-06 09:54:29 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Football looks to NAIA National Championship Game

By Joel Snyder

The Lindsey Wilson football team has lived by three words since the start of this season, "Make A Way." It's a saying that has flooded social media and has inspired a community to rally around its football team.

Now, through all the uncertainty and question marks surrounding this season, there is one final game to be played.

The Blue Raiders, for the first time in program history, venture down to Louisiana to compete for an NAIA National Championship on Monday, May 10, 2021. The national title game, against the Northwestern Red Raiders, is scheduled for 6pmCT at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium on the campus of Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster. The game will also be available on ESPN3. The Lindsey Wilson Sports Network will have a live audio feed on May 10, beginning with the pregame show at 5:15pmCT.

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2021-05-06 07:31:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

New Adair business, iGo ReGo, holds grand opening

By Linda Waggener

Where you'd once have seen hundreds of Kentucky Tie and Lumber logs in production at 423 Saw Mill Road in Columbia, you'll now find a sea of iGo ReGo vehicles in production being reconditioned for the company's retail locations around the state.

iGo ReGo held its grand opening celebration May 4, 2021 with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony followed by lunch and a job fair as company leaders welcome applicants for open mechanic positions.

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2021-05-06 07:30:10 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 66F, chance of storms tonight

It's currently 40F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny today, with a 10 percent chance of showers after 5pmCT, and a high near 66F. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will start out mostly cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, before gradually becoming mostly clear. The overnight low will be around 40F, with west wind 6 to 10 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with a high near 64F. West wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 43F. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

2021-05-06 07:04:59 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 5/5/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Today we report the most new cases since early March, 52. We will be watching with great curiosity the numbers over the next few days. Today is a reminder, though, that the pandemic is not over, and that our citizens need to take the vaccine.

We added several more cases today than for the same time period last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate per 100,000 went up significantly. Our 7-day average incidence chart is now showing 0 counties in the "green-on-track" range; 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, and Wayne; and 5 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor.

We are thankful to not have any "red-critical" counties now. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.57%.

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2021-05-06 06:59:26 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 6, 2021

Extreme politeness
reinforces ice forming
in broken friendship.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 6 May 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3523

2021-05-06 06:57:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 6 May 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, May 6, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 events Circuit Court. 41 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2021-05-06 06:56:37 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 6
Happy Anniversary, Ed and Ima Jessee (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, John and Missy Arnold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randy and Sherry Keltner (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Lane Cowan (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Cowan, Indianapolis, IN (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bridgett Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DeGary Ford (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Horton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hayden Bennett (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jake McQueary (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jehovah Davis (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenny Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Romines | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Calhoun | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louine Sinclair (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margie Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pattie McClister | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Elezabeth Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stanley Watson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Smythe Dowell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Dean Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tori Eaton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie H. Rodgers, Adair County, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sammy T. Mann, Jamestown, KY (1940-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Edwards Adair Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Ruth Starnes, Casey Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Gentry, Russell Co., KY, (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Yarberry, Adair County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lewis (Bud) Wright, Casey County, KY (1929-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Kenneth Ed Hise, Crocus Creek Community (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anne Elizabeth (Liz) Shaw, Taylor County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winfrey Vanoy, Casey County, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Copley, Taylor Co., KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette (Jenny) Wilson Moss, 86, Columbia, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Basil Oneal Roy, 78, Russell County, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Roberta Miller, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.J. Tucker, 91, Adair County, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wendell Newman Jarvis, Cumberland Co., KY (1923-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zachary McDonald, 2 years, Jamestown, KY (2014-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Ellen Spalding, Lebanon, KY (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela June Hadley, 62, Russell Springs, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dexter Dewey Berndt, Casey Co., KY (1972-2072) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmy Lee Young, Metcalfe Couny, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Ford, Adair County, KY (1968-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Paul Atwood, Greensburg, KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elaine Chelf, 99, Campbellsville, KY (1921-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethel Sells, 86, Glasgow, KY (1934-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gale Lee Scott, 63, Liberty, KY (1957-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Odie Roy "Bouncer" Burton (1921-1995) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTTeacher Appreciation Week | (ID:61640, Comment)
10:00amCTLWC Spring 2021 Commencement
A pre-recorded virtual ceremony can be accessed at | (ID:61566, Comment)
NoonCTNational Day of Prayer
Annex steps on the Public Square, Columbia | (ID:61661, Comment)
5:00pmCTACHS Baseball vs. Campbellsville | (ID:61599, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS Varsity and JV Softball at Cumberland County | (ID:61600, Comment)
6:00pmCTBoard of Education special called meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:61633, Comment)


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