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Christmas Open House tentative plans at MC Public Library

Metcalfe County Public Library's annual Christmas Open House is scheduled for Friday, December 18, 2020 from 1-4pmCT.

Stop in for refreshments and register for prizes. Health, safety, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. This event is tentative, dependent upon COVID-19 mandates.


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2020-12-05 04:56:56 | Comments


GRAS says thank you for the blankets


2020-12-05 - Adair County, KY - Photo from GRAS.
Tammy Campbell, Director at Green River Animal Shelter (GRAS), sends a huge thank you to Goodwill of Columbia for 20 blankets given for the dogs. For hours and details, look on the GRAS Facebook page, or call 270-385-9655. the shelter is located at 455 Appleby Dr, Columbia, KY.


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LWC Wrestling takes down No. 9 Marian and No. 10 Cumberland

By Christopher Coombs

The No. 4-ranked Lindsey Wilson wrestling team put on an impressive show this afternoon at Biggers Sports Center improving to 6-0 on the season with wins over two NAIA top-10 opponents.

The Blue Raiders defeated No. 9 Marian 31-20 before closing out the tri-dual with a 27-19 win over Cumberland. Lindsey Wilson managed wins in 12-of-20 matches, winning three by decision, one by major decision, three by technical falls and five via pins.


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2020-12-04 18:37:04 | Comments | See topic Sports

Current Local Conditions
Adair: 34 F
Casey: 32 · Cumberland: 32 · Green: 30
Metcalfe: 35 · Russell: 33 · Taylor: 30
Updated at 8:00am Saturday, December 5, 2020
  High/Low: 37 F / 29 F
SLP: 1018.4
Wind: SSE at 1
Dewpoint: 34 F
Relative Humidity: 100%
Precipitation: 0 in. today

Kentucky Mesonet Links:
Adair County - Casey County - Cumberland County - Metcalfe County - Taylor County

National Weather Service Links:
Burkesville. Campbellsville. Columbia. Edmonton. Greensburg. Jamestown. Liberty. Russell Springs


Governor: Vaccines in sight; fight harder than ever

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to stay strong in the fight against COVID-19, as the commonwealth is just days away from beginning to administer life-saving vaccines.

"These vaccines are right around the corner. Within the next 10 days or so we might be giving out the first vaccines," said Gov. Beshear. "That means every loss of life and every extra infection that happens between now and then is entirely avoidable. So let's fight harder than we ever have and do our part as Team Kentucky."

Travel Advisory
The Kentucky Department for Public Health advises against travel to states with a positivity rate of 15% or higher. Those states currently include: Idaho (50.64%), Kansas (44.58%), South Dakota (44.09%), Iowa (42.24%), Oregon (40.18%), Alabama (34.72%), Pennsylvania (32.03%), Arizona (25.39%), Mississippi (24.91%), Utah (22.20%), Missouri (19.21%), Oklahoma (19.01%), Nevada (16.42%), Arkansas (16.17%), Ohio (15.49%) and Tennessee (15.34%).

Pharmacy Refills Update
Today, Gov. Beshear signed an executive order that extends previous orders allowing pharmacists to dispense 30-day refills. The current executive order is set to expire Saturday at midnight; the new order will be effective for 30 days beginning Dec. 4.


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2020-12-04 17:18:26 | Comments


City Council meeting, Mon 7 Dec 2020

The Columbia City Council will hold a special called meeting at 6pmCT on Monday, December 7, 2020, in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The meeting will not be open to the public, but will be held via teleconference and available via YouTube.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-12-04 15:02:13 | Comments

Events scheduled for today, December 5, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. | Print Version | Submit your upcoming event using our Submission Form.
9:30amCTCancelled Knifley Little League Basketball signups (ID:61187 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)
5:00pmCTCancelled Drive-thru Christmas Play at Bloomington Chapel Church (ID:61211 | Permanent Link | Comment/Correction)

Visit the Events Page for details about the events listed above, a printable version of today's events, and for events on upcoming days. Please use our Submission Form to let us know about your organization's upcoming events.

Scenic Kentucky: Laurel River Lake


2020-12-04 - Corbin, KY - Photo by Evan Waggener.
A rainy, overcast day at Laurel River Lake near Marsh Branch Boat Ramp.


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Haiku by Robert Stone for December 5, 2020
For Day 340 of 2020. There are 25 days remaining in 2020.

Be proud of your looks,
brains are better than beauty,
brains last, beauty fades.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 5 December 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3371


There is no more text for this article. Click for printable version. Posted on 2020-12-05 07:54:29

ACMS SBDM Council meeting, Tue 8 Dec 2020

By Rodney Morgeson, Principal
Adair County Middle School

Adair County Middle School will be having a regular scheduled Site Based Decision Making Council meeting at 4pmCT on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, in the cafeteria at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY.


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2020-12-04 14:45:16 | Comments | See topic Education

To the Nines tonight

To the Nines, the local downtown shopping event, will take place tonight, Friday, December 4, 2020, on the Public Square in Columbia, from 6pmCT to 9pmCT. Local retailers will have special prizes, food, and more.

The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring their annual 'Shop Local' drawing in conjunction with 'To the Nines' tonight, and patrons can stop in at participating Chamber member businesses to register to win one of twelve $25.00 prizes that will be given away later in December.


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2020-12-04 14:43:27 | Comments


Letter: Deeply rooted

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
And I might add that this fungi is not just growing on the bark of what looks to be an Oak tree; it is deeply rooted in and feeding upon dead and rotting heartwood. This means that given just a little time, gravity and wind, this heart rot will have its way with the tree. Judging from the picture and nature itself, this tree could be a clear and present danger, either now or in the near future, to people or property should it be in the vicinity of either or both.
Comments re: Letter: Mushroom looks like Pleurotus pulmonarius

Billy Joe is right, and there were quite a few more of these mushrooms growing up and down the tree in question. Luckily, it's located away from structures or trails in one of the local parks. --Pen


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2020-12-04 11:03:19 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

COVID-19 Information for Adair Co. Schools 12-04-2020


2020-12-04 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Dr. Pamela A. Stephens, Superintendent.
Current cases at Adair County Schools as of Friday, December 4, 2020.

Thursday's numbers: COVID-19 Information for Adair Co. Schools 12-03-2020


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LWC Basketball to host Freed-Hardeman and Shawnee

By Brady Budke

After a few recent schedule adjustments, the Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball teams remain ready to continue Mid-South Conference play on Saturday at Biggers Sports Center. The women's team will begin the day facing (RV) Freed-Hardeman (TN) at 1:30pmCT, followed by the men's team battling (RV) Shawnee State (OH) at 4pmCT.


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2020-12-04 10:57:28 | Comments | See topic Sports

CU introduces Minority Student Leadership Award

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's administration has established a new scholarship, the Campbellsville University Minority Student Leadership Award.

According to Benji Kelly, vice president for development, funds for the endowed scholarship, established earlier this year, come from donations made by Campbellsville University alumni and friends.

Kelly said the scholarship was established to ensure minority students with outstanding leadership skills would be able to attend Campbellsville University.


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2020-12-04 08:13:35 | Comments


LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 12/3/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

I failed to mention it yesterday, but yesterday we experienced a record number of new cases, 288. Therefore, COVID-19 is still spreading freely through our communities at an alarming rate. So, please, let's all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 10.07%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 4 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 138 deaths resulting in a 1.52% mortality rate (about 1 in 66) among known cases. This compares with a 1.06% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.96% morality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.


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2020-12-04 06:22:48 | Comments

Letter: Mushroom looks like Pleurotus pulmonarius

Marie Freeman writes:
As always with one fungus it is an assumption! "Pleurotus pulmonarius, commonly known as the Indian Oyster, Italian Oyster, Phoenix Mushroom, or the Lung Oyster, is a mushroom very similar to Pleurotus ostreatus, the pearl oyster, but with a few noticeable differences. The caps of pulmonarius are much paler and smaller than ostreatus and develops more of a stem. P. pulmonarius also prefers warmer weather than ostreatus and will appear later in the summer. Otherwise, the taste and cultivation of the two species is generally described as largely the same. In North America, P. pulmonarius also closely resembles Pleurotus populinus, which is restricted to growing on aspen and cottonwood." --https://fungusid.com
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2020-12-04 06:19:22 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Retail shops open late Friday night


2020-12-04 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Columbia retail shops participating in the Chamber of Commerce To The Nines program will be open after hours tonight, Friday, December 4, 2020 to kick off their Christmas sales. A new business participating this month is All Natural Health Foods, see their banner lower on this page where you can click and discover all they are offering.


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Letter: Mushroom identification

James Roberts writes:
I think that these are called oyster mushrooms. Some people call them shelf mushrooms also. That can damage trees by destroying the heart of the tree causing it to die from the inside out. They usually grow where the tree has been damaged sometime in the past. Hope this helps. --James
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2020-12-04 06:14:31 | Comments | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Showers today, high 47F

It's currently 42F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog this morning. Otherwise, we'll have cloudy skies and showers today, with a high near 47F. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight will be cloudy, with showers tapering off by around MidnightCT, leaving partly cloudy skies and an overnight low around 30F. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 44F and west wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Saturday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 24F and calm wind.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 45F and calm wind.

Sunday night could bring a slight chance of sprinkles and flurries. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 27F.


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2020-12-04 06:12:56 | Comments

7-County Area Courts for Fri 4 Dec 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, December 4, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 22 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


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2020-12-04 06:07:07 | Comments

Phillip Coffey - Tobacco Stick

By Phillip Coffey

Sam Shepard, actor and songwriter with Bob Dylan was a long time friend of my Brother, Roy. Sam suffered for years with "Lou Gehrig Disease".

He succumbed to that dreaded malady a few years ago. Roy was driving around Sam on his farm a few years ago; he grabbed one of Sam's tobacco sticks and brought it to me.

Now the tobacco stick is leaning near the Northeast corner of my 'study'. Don't know why I call it that peculiar name.


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2020-12-03 22:06:12 | Comments

Wintry Scene In Cane Valley, Adair County, Kentucky


2020-12-04 - Cane Valley, KY - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis Woodworking.com.
Robert writes, "Before I started my day in my woodworking shop I grabbed my camera and headed to the barn. I was hoping there would still be some of the bright red leaves on my blueberry bush... thinking they might make an interesting contrast against a snowy backdrop. Fortunately the Sun started breaking through the clouds, giving the leaves and some of the snow a more dramatic 'lighted' effect. Image was taken Monday morning."


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Mary Frances Wright Mars, 86, Green County, KY

Mary Frances Wright Mars was born January 6, 1934 in Green County, Kentucky to the late Fred and Mary Lucy Rodgers Wright. She departed this life Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She attained the age of eighty-six years, eleven months, and one day.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Oak Grove Separate Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, worked for Home Health, Green County Schools Lunchroom and the Green Hill Cafeteria, and she was a farmer. She was a member of the Greensburg Chapter 232 Order of Eastern Star and a member of Mae's Homemakers. She loved playing Bunko, farming, and all the activities at Green Hill Manor.


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2020-12-03 21:54:00 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

Sherri Maria Noe George, 57, Russell County, KY

Sherri Maria Noe George, of Jericho Road, Russell Springs, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020, at her home. She was 57 years of age.

Born on June 29, 1963, she was a daughter of Shelby Jean Mosley Noe and the late Gene Noe. Sherri was a homemaker. She loved attending church and singing with her husband at various churches. Sherri enjoyed missionary work, having traveled to Nicaragua in the past. She also liked fishing.


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2020-12-03 21:48:11 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

LWC Women's Basketball picks up 84-69 road win at Cumberland

By Chris Wells

Lebanon, TN - Lindsey Wilson women's basketball used dominant second and third quarters to cruise to an 84-69 win over host Cumberland (TN) tonight at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.

The Blue Raiders (7-1, 2-1 in the Mid-South Conference) outscored the Phoenix 50-28 in the middle two quarters en route to building as much as a 34-point lead.

Sydnie Hall and Bree Glover combined for 17 points in the opening half to give the Blue Raiders a 40-26 advantage at the break.


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2020-12-03 20:48:50 | Comments | See topic Sports

Governor updates on vaccine allocations

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky has surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 deaths and the positivity rate is now higher than 10%.

He also updated Kentuckians on the distribution plan for the commonwealth's initial COVID-19 vaccine shipments. Long-term care residents and staff, as well as health care professionals, will be inoculated first.

"Today, we passed some tough milestones both in the country and here in Kentucky. Today is the toughest day our country has ever seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we lost more people than any other day this year. We're also at record hospitalizations across America," said Gov. Beshear. "This ought to show us and tell us that now, more than ever, we need to do the right things to protect those around us."

In total, Kentucky is expected to receive 38,025 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first round of shipments from the federal government. These doses are all for the initial vaccine; booster shots will be delivered approximately three weeks later. Both Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines require an initial dose and a booster dose.

The Governor emphasized that the state's total doses and the plan for where those will be distributed are subject to change.


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2020-12-03 16:50:47 | Comments

Blessings highlighted for holidays


2020-12-03 - Photo by Victoria Pike of Miss Vicky\'s Pampered Angus Ranch.
Of news in the Bliss neighborhood of New Columbia, Vicky writes, "John Burness and Connie Stotts decorated the pump at the recently drilled, highly producing oil well on Hwy 61 south."


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Hazel Marie Wade, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2020)

Hazel Marie Wade of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab. She was 79 years old.

Private graveside services will be held at NoonCT on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Columbia Cemetery.


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2020-12-03 16:45:54 | Comments | See topic Obituaries

What's Cooking in Columbia Today
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Patty's Liberty Road General Store and Deli
MENU In the Village of Vester, (Adair County), 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY 42728. Patty Smith Edwards, owner & manager. Phone 270-380-1039 HOURS: Monday through Thursday 5amCT-3pmCT. Friday 5amCT-7pm. Saturday 5am-3pm. Closed Sundays. Liberty Road Grocery & Deli is SMOKE FREE.
We are carry out only, and we welcome call in orders! We are happy to bring them out to your car. 270-380-1039.

Saturday will be open grill -- let us make your favorite. Open til 2pmCT.

Desserts: No-bake Cookies, Chess Cake, Reeses Pie, Snickers Pie, Peanut Butter pie.

--Patty Edwards


Black Stallion Steakhouse
202 Will Walker Rd., Columbia, KY. 270-380-1800. Open seven days a week 11am to 10pmCT.
Nonsmoking. Credit cards accepted. Private rooms available. Full Bar Seating, Beer & Wine, 7-days a week

Updated hours: Black Stallion will be open today from 11amCT to 9pmCT!

Steaks & Ribs, Seafood, Chicken, Combinations and Vegetarian Platters, Sides, Salads, Soupls, Sandwiches, Wraps, Burgers

Click here to read our menu (PDF)



Fiesta Mexico of Columbia
819 Jamestown St., Columbia KY. 270-384-6004. Hrs.: 10:30amCT daily; Sun, 11amCT
Authentic Mexican Restaurant
SATURDAY SPECIAL: BURRITO FIESTA - Large flour tortilla field with seasoned ground beef or tender chunks of chicken, with Mexican rice and beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. $6.75

Appetizers & Salads, Combination Dinners, Vegetarian Combinations, Especial of the House Grill, Especial Seafood, Especial Steak, A La Carte Orders, Side Orders, Kids Menu, Desserts and Beverages.

Special: Pina Loca Grilled chicken, steak, or both, with chunks of pineapple, grilled onions and cheese on top. Served with beans, rice, and Mexican salad on the side, for $10.99.

We're open for distanced inside dining, and your call in orders are welcome!
--Roy Ayala


Mustard Seed General Store
17165 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, in the Pellyton community of Adair County.
Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 6amET-7pmET. Fridays 6amET-8pmET. All major credit cards accepted.
We will not be having a daily special until further notice. Everything will be grilled to order.

We offer call in carry out, curbside pickup, and we will deliver within a 5 mile radius. Our call in number is 270-384-0608.


--Glenna Burke



34 Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 5
Happy Anniversary, Ed and Brenda Harvey, (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jessica and Matthew Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Betsy Morgan. (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew VanArsdale (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Dwayne Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diane Benninngfield | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Glen Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joy Lynn Grider Carpenter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kellie Herron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Lawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Barbee Espinosa | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Business Anniversary, Betty Ollestad's OK Country Cooking (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldred Scales, Russell Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Lynn Wilcoxson, Campbellsville, KY (1967-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Franklin Underwood, Taylor County, KY (1944-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Francis Lawler, Green Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Huddleston, Burkesville, KY (1961 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Vincent Scott Barbour, Somerset, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Simpson, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David F. Hunter, 55, Cumberland Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Wesley, 85, Casey County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Lee Hammond, 90, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Donald Branstetter, 82, Tompkinsville, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen LaFavers, Somerset, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Wilkerson, 81, Dunnville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Glen Bain, Metcalfe Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Lynn (Eudy) Perkins, 56, Metcalfe Co., KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Asberry , 60, Pellyton, Adair Co., KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Herbert Bay Mattingly, Jr., Glasgow, KY/Lebanon, KY native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brent Turner, 51, Adair County, KY (1966-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny D. Baldwin Sr., 74, Campbellsville, KY (1945-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollis Grider, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
View all birthdays and anniversaries for this month and next month on our Celebrations Page. Submit your birthday or anniversary using our Contact Form.

 



























 
 
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