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Richard (Dick) Morris, 86, Columbia, KY (1934-2020)

Richard "Dick" Morris of Columbia passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020, at his residence. He was 86 years old.

Private funeral services will be held at 3pmCT on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Columbia Cemetery. The services will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home facebook page.

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2020-11-23 19:00:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Richard (Dick) Morris, 86, Columbia, KY (1934-2020)

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Governor: State continues to see exponential COVID-19 growth

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians to adhere to new restrictions and guidance that will help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

The number of Kentuckians diagnosed with COVID-19, hospitalized with the disease, admitted to the ICU and put on a ventilator because of complications from the virus continues to rise week over week. Today's case report is the highest ever for a Monday.

"Day in and day out, our health care workers are doing what it takes. So day in and day out, we have to, too. Think about their sacrifice, every day going into a unit where they could contract this virus that they see people die from," said Gov. Beshear. "What about our sacrifice? Over these coming months until we get to a vaccine, are we willing to step up for them and for each other, to make sure we can all get through this?"

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2020-11-23 18:53:56 | Comments | Printable version

OCC Collects 2,001 Shoe Box Gifts

Click headline for photos from the last day of donations

Operation Christmas Child has completed another successful campaign in Adair County collecting 2,001 shoebox gifts for children in need. OCC is one of many outreach projects of Samaritans Purse. They have been collecting shoebox gifts for over 25 years and sending them to boys and girls around the world.

"Needless to say we are once again overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Adair County. We thought that we were going to come up just a few boxes shy of 2000 and then we received some items that had been collected by residents of Angel Manor Apartments which enabled us to pack an additional number of shoeboxes to reach our goal of 2,000," said Community Relations Coordinator Mark Fudge.

This year the boxes collected in Adair County will travel to the Charlotte, North Carolina Processing Center. The boxes will go from there to children all around the world. "This outpouring of love by the people of Adair County is nothing short of amazing, especially considering the pandemic that we are experiencing," said Fudge.

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2020-11-23 18:38:54 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Horse Cave man arrested for Casey Co. collision

By Sergeant Jason Morris

Horse Cave, KY - The Kentucky State Police arrested 48-year-old Dale Meredeth today at his residence in Horse Cave, KY at approximately 7:47amCT.

Meredeth was arrested on an Indictment Warrant for the following charges:
  • Manslaughter 2nd Degree
  • Persistent Felony Offender II
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Persistent Felony Offender II
  • Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess
  • Operating Motor Vehicle U/Influence 1st Degree Aggravating Circumstances
  • Violation Part 396 Federal Safety Regulations
  • Violation Part 392 Federal Safety Regulations
Sgt. Randall Honeycutt is investigating.

Related: KSP: Injury Collision in Casey Co.

2020-11-23 12:31:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

677 Millerfield Road Fire Report

By Donald Hare

The Adair County Fire Department responded to a barn fire on Friday night, November 20, 2020, at 677 Millerfield Road. The barn was owned by Roger Holmes.

The alarm came in at 7:15pmCT. Upon arrival, the barn was fully engulfed in fire. The structure was a total loss, along with about 50 rolls of hay.

There were 17 firemen on the scene for approximately 2 hours.

2020-11-23 12:28:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

KY Afield Video: November 21, 2020 Full Show

On this week's Kentucky Afield: in the boat with a familiar friend, catching stripers on Lake Cumberland, then taking to the woods in search of rabbit and deer!

2020-11-23 12:26:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

2021-2022 Homestead Exemption

By Jill Midkiff

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) has set the maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified individuals at $40,500 for the 2021 and 2022 tax periods. By statute, the amount of the homestead exemption is recalculated every two years to adjust for inflation. The 2021-2022 exemption reflects a $1,200 increase over the 2019-2020 exemption of $39,300.

To qualify for the homestead exemption, a person must be at least 65 years old during the tax period or have been classified as totally disabled by any public or private retirement system. The property must also be owned, occupied and maintained by the taxpayer as a personal residence on the Jan. 1 assessment date.

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2020-11-23 10:56:59 | Comments | Printable version

History Monday: Male and Female High

There may still be some readers who are unaware that Columbia was considered a center of educational advancement from its earliest years. Following such institutions as Robertson's Academy, the Male & Female, or M&F, High School was instituted in the ante-bellum days of the town and flourished, bringing many students from nearby as well as from considerable distances. The following is Judge H.C. Baker's thoughts on the old school, from 1902. --Mike Watson, November 2020

Reminiscences of Male & Female College, Columbia, Kentucky

By Judge Herschel Clay Baker
Adair County News, 16 April 1902

Interesting Reminiscences--Male and Female College in Columbia Many Years Ago--An Old Catalogue Furnishes Information for the Readers of The News--Issued in 1836 in Poster Form--The reputation of Columbia as an educational point is not of recent growth. It may be a matter of surprise to some persons to be told that as far back as the year 1836 there was a school here with one hundred and twenty-two pupils in attendance.

Its catalogue, worn and yellow with age, now lies before me. It is in the form of a poster, eight by twelve inches, and contains the names of those who were in attendance, also the names of the trustees and faculty.

Of the large list of names, only five to my knowledge are living.

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2020-11-23 10:55:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Barnlot Theater cancels season due to COVID-19

From the Barnlot Theater Staff

After speaking with our volunteers and staff we have all agreed that for everyone's safety we will be canceling and refunding all tickets purchased for Steel Magnolias and Every Christmas Story Ever Told.

We are still here and doing everything we can to prepare ourselves for the coming year to try and safely provide South Central Kentucky with the Arts. We thank each and every one of you for all of your love and support through this challenging time.

2020-11-23 09:50:03 | Comments | Printable version

Keith Appleby, 63, Jamestown, KY (1957-2020)

Keith Appleby of Jamestown passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs. He was 63 years old.

Funeral services will be held privately, with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Jamestown Cemetery.

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2020-11-23 07:21:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCADD - CARES Act Supplemental Award

Funds have been made available through the Economic Development Administration to assist COVID-impacted businesses in the Lake Cumberland area with working capital needs. Loans will range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000. Loans will have a 5 year term with a 2% fixed interest rate. Loan requests will be considered based on need, funding availability and credit worthiness.

Impacted businesses are invited to apply for loan funding under the program by contacting:
Waylon Wright
Director of Community/Economic Development
Lake Cumberland Area Development District
Post Office Box 1570
Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642

2020-11-23 07:14:22 | Comments | Printable version

Call for bids for basketball goals

By Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

The Adair County Fiscal Court is taking quotes for the building, fabrication, and installation of 1 and possibly 2 sets of outdoor basketball goals for the Jim Blair Recreation Center. Quotes should include estimate for 1 set and 2 sets separately.

Quotes should be turned in to the Judge's Office by 4pmCT on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

If you have any questions or wish to receive other information, please contact the Adair County Judge's Office at 270-384-4703 during normal business hours. The Adair County Fiscal Court reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all quotes or bids.

2020-11-23 07:11:16 | Comments | Printable version

Epicurean Kentuckian: Food items like old days

By Linda Marcum Waggener,
Aunt Almedia's biscuit fan

Two reads about food on Columbia Magazine this weekend motivated me to share this note in case you missed them.

In Mike Watson's story, Turkey raising was once Big Business in Adair, it fascinated me that our Thanksgiving menu has changed little in over a hundred years. The Hancock Hotel menu listed many of those most familiar dishes that will grace our family tables this week. The ones I'm not sure of are 'black cake' and 'chicken and nut salad.' If anyone has either of those recipes, it would be appreciated.

The other food item was in Carol Perkins' visit to Carol's Kitchen. It felt like a visit in Aunt Almedia's kitchen when she was in her 70s and I was among her fans, asking her to share the recipe for her perfect angel-cloud biscuits.

She never did write down the recipe and after watching Brenda Gantt's biscuit making on YouTube I understand why. It's more technique than ingredients and the only way Aunt Almedia could have given me the recipe would have been to pose my hands right there in her big wooden bowl of flour and milk, with her beautiful hands guiding mine - it's an art and the Gantt video Carol discovered shows why!

Here's wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving week and many good eats!

2020-11-23 06:42:48 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 51F

It's currently 35F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51F and calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph.

Tonight skies will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 33F. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 59F and south wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday night will bring a 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 46F and south wind 6 to 14 mph, gusting as high as 28 mph.

2020-11-23 04:26:52 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 23, 2020

Confronted by odd,
stand and stare may be response
to one’s amazement.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 23 November 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3359

2020-11-23 04:24:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 23 Nov 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, November 23, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 40 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 81 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 90 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 114 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2020-11-23 04:23:31 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 23
Happy Anniversary, Gayle and Dr. Ronald P. Rogers (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gerald and Sonja Chafin (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Harrison and Shirley Moss (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lannie and Cosby Monday (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, LV and Bernard Janes (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ronnie and Norma Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stevie and Cheryl Mitchum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alissa Barnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Horne | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Sharpe Chapman (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Popplewell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Vertrees | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Fryman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaden Lee Birdwell (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith Couch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry E Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leisa Keith (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lori Sargent | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ocean Grace Santiago | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preston Lashley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rodney Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry B. VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birhthday, Franklin Stephens, Adair Co., KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Wolford, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tina Lois Conner, Russell County, KY native (1925-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Edward Timlin, Jamestown, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orman Coy Hawthorne, Green County, KY (1923-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgil Bastin, Middleburg, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Dean Bernard, Columbia, KY native (1949-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda C. Turner Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Grant, Adair Co., KY native (1950-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Lou Whitlow, Green Co., KY (1949-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitchelene Kelly Lanham, Green Co. KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Russell Barbee, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Hatcher, 76, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Wayne Higgason, Green County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Dabney, Taylor County, KY (1941- 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Nelson Hughes, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Jean Brockman, 90, Green Co., KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Carmicle Emerson, Casey County, KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Howard T. Warren Jr., Green Co, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Parsons, 63, Taylor County, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John (J.C.) Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin D. Glover, 45, Russell Springs, KY (1970-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Edward Sciegaj , 66, Russell Co., KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel Andrew McKinney, Casey Co., KY (1985-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddie Burton, 79, Adair County, KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lucille Scott, Cumberland Co., KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Isaac Haggard, 80, Casey Co., KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary C. Russell, Casey County, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah F. Pettyjohn, 89, Casey County, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Loy, 75, Adair County, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice C. Evans, Metcalfe County, KY (April 23, 1855) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jay Wheeler, 80, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nolan Ryan Gibson, 26, Metcalfe Co., KY (1990-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sue Cheatham, 69, Green Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTDrop off boxes for Operation Christmas Child at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:61166, Comment)
4:00pmCTSpecial Called Library Board Meeting | (ID:61195, Comment)


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