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Thursday, August 8, 2019
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James Edward Bell, 81, Edmonton, KY (1938-2019)

James Edward Bell of Edmonton passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was 81 years old.

Graveside services will be held 1pmCT on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Union Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East St., Edmonton, KY.


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2019-08-08 21:18:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Birds of Kentucky: Song Sparrow



2019-08-08 - Shelby Co., KY - Photo by Pen.
A song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) trying to stay cool in the August sun.

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DCBS staff gets enhanced training for substance use disorder

By Christina Dettman/Anya Armes Weber

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) staff began specialized training today in best practices to address substance use disorder in the families they serve.

The training is part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' overall effort to combat the opioid crisis.

DCBS trainees will learn about stigmas surrounding substance use disorders, treatment and recovery, risk and safety assessment of substance use disorders, and how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or early trauma can negatively affect childhood and beyond. Also, a parent in recovery from substance use will share her story and talk about key factors in support of her well-being.


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2019-08-08 21:12:02 | Comments | Printable version

Rebecca (Becky) Holsclaw, 54, Louisville, KY (1965-2019)

Becky adored and loved her grandkids and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

Rebecca "Becky" Roach Holsclaw of Louisville passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. She was 54 years old.

Her funeral service will be held at 10amET on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY, with burial to follow at RestHaven Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 4pmET until 8pmET on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel.


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2019-08-08 21:03:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Pence, Azar join Gov. Bevin in Southeast Kentucky

Manchester, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today was joined in Southeast Kentucky by Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Congressman Hal Rogers to announce a major opioid grant and visit the military's Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission command center, Operation Coal Country, in Southeast Kentucky.

Vice President Pence announced more than $9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist in Kentucky's fight against the opioid epidemic, including $750,000 in training grants for the University of Pikeville, $167,000 for prevention and treatment services at Eastern Kentucky University, and $167,000 to Kentucky-based Grace Community Health Center, among others.


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2019-08-08 20:54:16 | Comments | Printable version

TAZ Trucking to add up to 57 jobs in Warren Co.

By Nicole Burton/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced TAZ Trucking Inc. will grow in Bowling Green with a $7.3 million investment expected to create as many as 57 new jobs.

TAZ Trucking leaders plan to add up to 30 new truck drivers and 27 support staff for the company's administrative office and newly built machine shop. The new growth comes just six weeks after company and local leaders cut the ribbon on a previous expansion.

In 2017, the company invested nearly $10 million to purchase 53 acres and build a 30,000-square-foot machine shop and truck loading station. The investment also included a 20,000-square-foot office.


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2019-08-08 20:53:03 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: A 'thank you' for Peter and Pauline Cheng

Greg and I would like to thank Peter and Pauline for frying some shrimp to a lovely golden brown for Greg this evening. They did this without our asking and it was greatly appreciated.

Joyce Coomer


2019-08-08 18:41:16 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Advenures in Italy, Part 3


Read all of Carol's Adventures in Italy: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

By Carol Perkins

After our trip to Naples and Pompeii, we went back to the hotel to pack for Florence, the next leg of our trip. I can tell this truth about Guy because he knows it: when he is in a hurry (such as checking in and out of a hotel), he gets in a tizzy. I suggested he wait by the luggage while Noah and I checked out. After the desk clerk called a cab, the guys took our luggage to the sidewalk to wait. I got in the cab and left the boys to oversee the luggage.

At the train station, the cab driver unloaded the bags and sped away. I looked around and my carry-on was missing, which contained my CPAP machine. "Did we leave a bag in the taxi? My carry on is gone," I announced in a panic. Guy had helped to unload, so he knew it wasn't in the trunk. Then Noah calmly said, "I think you left it beside the chair in the hotel. That's where it was." Guy hailed a cab back to the hotel, retrieved the bag, and caught up with us. This took an extra hour.

Off we went to Florence, arriving as the sun was setting. In booking our hotel, I chose one that was supposed to be "just minutes" from the center of the famous Duomo (dome).


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2019-08-08 07:00:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Governor's Office hires fourth attorney

Governor Bevin continues an uprecedented reliance on hired legal counsel, bypassing the state's elected Attorney General, with whom he has clashed nearly constantly while in office.

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY - Stephen Pitt, General Counsel to Governor Matt Bevin, announces a restructuring of the Office of General Counsel, effective immediately, as the result of the hiring of a fourth attorney in the Office, Brett Nolan.

Mr. Nolan, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell prior to joining the law firm of Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP in its Lexington Office. In 2017, he joined the Bevin Administration as General Counsel in the Finance and Administration Cabinet. He left that position in the summer of 2018 to serve as a law clerk to Judge John Nalbandian, whom President Trump had recently appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.


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2019-08-08 06:55:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Chamber of Commerce meeting Tue 13 Aug 2019

The August meeting of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at NoonCT in the Cranmer Dining Center, Lindsey Wilson College, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY.

Hosparus of Green River will be the guest speaker.


2019-08-08 06:39:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chamber Insights

Johnnie Pennington, 81, Mannsville, KY (1938-2019)

Johnnie retired his comb and shears after over sixty years of telling stories and sharing laughs with all who sat in his chair. For more than fifty years, if you couldn't find him in the barbershop, he could be found selling cars from his lot.

Johnnie Pennington of Mannsville, KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. He was 81 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Kenny Dotson and Bro. Jimmie Knifley. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2019-08-08 06:34:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Foggy then mostly sunny, high 87F, chance of storms tonight

It's currently 63F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for widespread dense fog before 8amCT today. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87F and calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

It should be mostly cloudy tonight, with a low around 69F and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 84F. Light and variable wind.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms continues until around 1amCT on Friday night. Otherwise, partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 66F. Calm wind.

Skies should clear for the weekend, with highs in the high 80's both Saturday and Sunday.


2019-08-08 06:15:07 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Thu 8 Aug 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, August 8, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 35 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 6 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2019-08-08 06:00:38 | Comments | Printable version

Today - THURSDAY with CM - 8 Aug 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 8, 2019:
One has escaped harm
when answering fake letter
by invoking parents.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 8 August 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2886


2019-08-08 05:59:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

School starts this morning, drive with extra caution

Today August 8, 2019 is the first day of the 2019-2020 school year in Adair County.

Columbia City Council member Dr. Ronald Rogers reminded everyone at the Monday evening meeting that with the start of school everyone needs to be on their best driving behavior and remember the safety of the students.

We wish every child a successful and safe school year.


2019-08-08 05:49:44 | Comments | Printable version

Farmers Market on the Square now has tax exemption

Darrell Andrew reports that the Farmers Market on the Square (FM2) has just received notification that the Market now has official tax exemption.

He said in his over 20 years participating in farmers markets around the region, this is best group of people he's ever worked with where each and every vendor tries to excel, offering a wide variety of products.

Both he and Donna Jones said having the strong support of the community makes all the difference and they are very grateful to everyone.


2019-08-08 05:30:26 | Comments | Printable version

Farmers Market Week proclaimed in Adair County

Proclamation:

Whereas farmers, local artists/craftsmen, and local small businesses are the backbone of our community and have contributed to the development and well-being of Adair County since the earliest formation of Adair County;


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 8
Happy Anniversary, Jr. & Donna Feese (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Wally & Laura Burress (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Jaggers (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Catherine Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Bivens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ella Ann Conover (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ernie Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Peck | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JC Bean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenna McGaha | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jenny Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lexxus (Lexi) Danielle Evans (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Louise Spires | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nikki Loy (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rick Wilson (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Flowers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Minton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ty Cundiff (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Sue (Ann) Melton, 66, Adair Co., KY (1948-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Skaggs Taylor Co., KY, (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vontress Jones, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William C. (Bill) Moore, Green Co, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lois Bartley, Green Co., KY (1936 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles William Nicklas, 23, Russell Co., KY (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Elvin O. Giles, Adair Co., KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert L Bob Wise, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kimble Parker Jessie, Taylor Co., KY, Adair Co., KY native (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. John William Phillips, 67, Burkesville, KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Hawthorne, Green County, KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis Jude Burkhart, infant, Casey County, KY (2015-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jasper Leon Burton, 69, Adair County, KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Appleby McQueary, 62, Russell Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susie Lee White, 74, Adair Co., KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Dean (Murrell) Brockman, 85, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Van Coop, Adair Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Yolande Ann Marie Wittamer Oostens, 78, Adair Co., KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Garnett (Dean) Redford, Casey Co., KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Rahill, Green County, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Edith Gooch Birch (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Glen Capps, 60, Cumberland Co., KY (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reba Bryant Dobson, 78, Green Co., KY/Adair Co., KY, native (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Stephen Acree, Metcalfe County, KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Vanarsdale Bivens, Adair County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otto Brock, 78, Columbia, KY (Aug. 8, 1914-Aug. 15, 1992) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTBusses will run for the first day of Adair County Public Schools | (ID:58392, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Jennifer Bennett, 42, Taylor County, KY (1976-2019) | (ID:58487, Comment)
Services for Nancy Thomas Murphy, 86, Burkesville, KY (1933-2019) | (ID:58495, Comment)
Joey & Jaime Curry joint funeral services, Edmonton, KY | (ID:58498, Comment)
6:10pmCTPlanning & Zoning to meet in Columbia | (ID:58402, Comment)
8:00pmCTServices for Robert Eldred Ware, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019) | (ID:58496, Comment)

 


























 
 
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