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Joyce (Loy) Hoots, 85, Adair County, KY (1935-2020)

"Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
- Proverbs 31:31

Joyce (Loy) Hoots passed away on January 7, 2020 following a sudden illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and sister. She was born in Russell County, KY, to the late James Alexander and Gertrude (Lawless) Loy. Joyce moved to Adair County at the age of 18 and in 1953 met and married the love of her life, Walter (Gene) Hoots, who preceded her in death in February of 2018.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 2020 beginning at 4pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 10th at 11am with Rev. David Kemp and Rev. Brent Piatt officiating. Music provided by Barney and Mary Ann Burns and Sharon and Phyllis Payne.


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2020-01-07 17:40:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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2020-01-07 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Claire Rembis.
Geo the beagle has been missing from the Breeding area since New Year's Eve. If you've seen him, email, text or call William or Claire any time at: (808) 707-5462 or claireelizabet@yahoo.com.

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2020 State 4-H Shooting Sports Camp

By Tony Rose
County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

Are you between the ages of 9 and 13 and do you have an interest in shooting sports? Then the State 4-H Shooting Sports camp might be of interest to you. The camp will be held on April 8- April 11, 2020 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

4-H members will have the opportunity to attend Shooting Sports Camp. During the camp, 4-H'ers learns safety and ethical handling of their firearms. Certified instructors will be presenting classes and range work. Each camper will learn responsible and safe use of firearms and how to shoot in the six disciplines of the shooting sports program.

The six disciplines are: rifle, trap, archery, hunter challenge, and black powder pistol. Firearms and ammunition will be supplied to all the campers to use.

Any camper who does not have their orange card will have the opportunity to qualify for it during the camp. There is a $140.00 registration fee that covers all expenses at camp and crafts. Deadline for sign up is February 17, 2020. For more information about the Shooting Sports camp contact Tony Rose at 270-384-2317.


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2020-01-07 15:16:38 | Comments | Printable version

KY politicians hear from gun rights advocates

By Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader

David Gardner of Somerset went to the Capitol Tuesday morning wearing a black cap, a black hoodie, a red T-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, sun glasses and a Glock 21. He was not alone with the gun.

Many were armed in the crowd of hundreds who came to the Capitol on the first day of Kentucky' s 2020 General Assembly to rally for gun rights. "We're trying to make the politicians in this building aware that citizens in this state have the right to defend ourselves," said Gardner, a retired federal prison sergeant and a spokesman for pro-gun rights group Kentucky United.

Full article at kentucky.com


2020-01-07 15:10:11 | Comments | Printable version

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Gov. Beshear Joins Advocates, Survivors to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking. The Samaritan Women's traveling encounter exhibit located on Capitol campus through January 11.

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In an effort to prevent human trafficking, Gov. Andy Beshear invited state leaders, advocates and survivors to the Capitol rotunda Tuesday to recognize Human Trafficking Awareness month.

"In Kentucky, everyone should be safe and our communities should be free of the hideous crime of human trafficking," said Gov. Beshear. "As attorney general, I was honored to work with so many passionate advocates and survivors to help fight trafficking - and as governor I commit to do the same. We will not stop until we end trafficking and we must all work together to do so."


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2020-01-07 14:07:36 | Comments | Printable version

Timothy Dale (Timmy) Green, 49, Columbia, KY (1970-2020)

Timothy Dale "Timmy" Green, 49, of Columbia, KY died Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital.

Mr. Green chose cremation. A memorial service will be held at 6pmCT on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stacey Huff officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 2pmCT until 6pmCT at the funeral home.


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2020-01-07 14:02:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students

The application deadline for both scholarship programs is Feb. 1, and recipients will be notified in April. More information about these scholarships: transportation.ky.gov/Education.

By Izzy House

Frankfort, KY - For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky's youth to pursue a rewarding engineering career by offering two scholarship programs to help pay for tuition while providing employment. KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2020 deadline for scholarship consideration.

"Our scholarship program has a track record of producing future transportation leaders, like our newly appointed Deputy Secretary Mike Hancock," said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. "Investing in a strong educational foundation and providing hands-on work experience for Kentucky students ultimately benefits citizens who rely on a talented workforce to keep transportation moving forward."

The Civil Engineering Scholarship is for students focusing on a four-year degree in engineering who attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, or Kentucky State University. It is awarded to 10-20 new students and can be worth up to $51,000 (ranging from $6,200 to $6,600 per semester).


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2020-01-07 13:58:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: About those clouds...

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
I was just trying to determine if the church steeple is puffing out a stream of clouds or, absorbing the clouds as they pass by! --BJF
Comments re: Morning has broken bright and clear
Billy Joe, good question, it does look like one or the other is going on with the clouds and that steeple!


2020-01-07 12:33:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Things to watch in upcoming Kentucky legislative session

By Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader

Divided government returns to Frankfort Tuesday. When the Republican-led General Assembly convenes at noon Tuesday in Kentucky's Capitol, they'll have to work with Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's administration as they craft a new two-year budget and tackle other policy issues. Here are five things to pay attention to as the 2020 legislative session heats up.

Read more at kentucky.com


2020-01-07 11:01:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Fifteen from Adair Co. named to LWC President's List

By Venus Popplewell

The following students from Adair County were named to the President's List at Lindsey Wilson College in the fall 2019 semester. Students named to the Presidentís List achieved a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

President's List students from Adair:


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2020-01-07 10:23:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Forty-eight from Adair Co. named to LWC Dean's List

By Venus Popplewell

Sixty-Three Adair County residents have earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2019 fall semester. Forty-eight were named to the Dean's List, for achieving at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and attempting at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

Dean's List students from Adair:


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2020-01-07 10:22:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

City of Columbia Mayor's Report 2019

City of Columbia Review of activities presented at the January 6, 2020 meeting of the Columbia City Council.

By Mayor Pamela Hoots

This year we have seen a year of changes, of new beginnings, and community involvement. We are summarizing some of the changes.


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2020-01-07 10:15:28 | Comments | Printable version

Fees waived for Kentuckians seeking GED

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In an effort to support education and enhance attainment opportunities throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced today that Kentucky Skills U, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC), will waive testing fees for Kentuckians seeking to earn a GED(R).

For more information, visit kyskillsu.ky.gov or text MYGED to 74700 to connect with Kentucky Skills U center near you.

The GED(R) test fee is one of the most common barriers facing adults lacking education in Kentucky. With more than 335,000 Kentuckians without a GED(R) or high school diploma, EWDC allotted $600,000 in state funding to waive test fees in an effort to eliminate financial barriers associated with GED(R) attainment, which is $120 for all four courses in Kentucky.

"Education is the key to a better future for the Commonwealth and our citizens," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "This state funding will remove one more barrier for Kentuckians and provide them one more opportunity to earn their GED - a critical piece to helping the more than 335,000 Kentuckians without a GED or high school diploma to participate in our workforce and thrive."


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2020-01-07 10:05:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Champion for Appalachian subject of Martin Luther King chapel

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer
Office of Campbellsville University Communications

Dr. William H. Turner, professor, writer, speaker and consultant, will speak at the Campbellsville University Martin Luther King Jr. chapel service on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9amCT/10amET, 401 N. Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, Ky.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapel services are open to the public and free of charge.


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2020-01-07 08:50:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACMS SBDM Council meeting, Mon 13 Jan 2020

By Alma Rich, Principal
Adair County Middle School

The regular monthly meeting of the Adair County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 4pmCT at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. For questions, please contact the school at 270-384-5308.


2020-01-07 07:58:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Dormanís auto repair business will move to new location

The sale of C.J. Holt property on Jamestown Street will make way for a new Dairy Queen in Columbia and change the location for its present business.

Billy and Crystal Dorman, the owners of Performance Auto Repair which has been leasing the Holt property for their business, would like customers and friends to know they will be moving to a new location.

After February they can be found at 2849 Russell Springs Road at the former Steve Curry place.


2020-01-07 06:52:28 | Comments | Printable version

David L. Henderson, Sr., 88, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2020)

David L. Henderson Sr. of Campbellsville passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. He was 88 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Paul J. Dicken. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation is requested at 10amET on Wednesday.


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2020-01-07 06:12:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

J. S. Emerson, 86, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2020)

J. S. Emerson of Russell Springs passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 86 years old.

The funeral service for J. S. Emerson will be held at 10amCT on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Glen Richardson, Bro. Ronald Wilson, and Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating. Interment will follow in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Tuesday and from 8amCT to 10amCT on Wednesday.


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2020-01-07 06:07:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Women's basketball gets past Cumberland 76-67

By Christopher Coombs

Lebanon, TN - The No. 15-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team managed to survive all of Cumberland's (TN) surges, taking down the Phoenix on the road by a final of 76-67.

In what was a battle all night, the Blue Raiders ended up pulling away early in the fourth quarter and never looked back. The contest featured five ties and 12 lead changes, most of which happened throughout the third quarter.

Reagan Turner led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field. Jynea Harris managed 20 points and nine rebounds to just miss out on a double-double. DeAsia Outlaw and J'Nayah Hall finished with 12 points.


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2020-01-07 05:59:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

COFFEE: A poem

A poem by W M Feese, Jr.
It's late at night and I can't sleep
Drank too much coffee I guess
Try as I might my eyes won't close
Perhaps I drank to excess

One more cup, the pot will be empty
Then maybe I'll go to bed
But wait there's one thing I must see
What Billy Joe on CM today has said

I'm going to try to quit this habit
This habit I've had since a child
This habit of drinking coffee at night
That often makes my dreams run wild

I think I'll make a resolution
To ease up on coffee this year
But maybe I'll just think about it
As I finish this last cup so dear


2020-01-07 05:57:04 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's basketball falls to Cumberland in MSC road battle

By Christopher Coombs

Lebanon, TN - The No. 19-ranked Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team was upset by Cumberland (TN) 63-60 on Monday evening at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.

In a game that featured eight ties and 12 lead changes, the Blue Raiders (12-5, 1-2 MSC) ultimately came up just short in their second straight Mid-South Conference loss. Neither team was able to create any separation all night as it was LWC who held the largest lead of the night at six points halfway through the second quarter. The Phoenix's largest lead of the night was five points which came multiple times early in the first half.

Lindsey Wilson's streaky shooting led to a 43.4 mark from the field, connecting on 23-of-53 attempts. Cumberland managed just a 37.9 shooting percentage but made 16-of-18 attempts from the charity stripe which proved to be the difference-maker. LWC made 6-of-8 attempts from the foul line.


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2020-01-07 05:50:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 7, 2020

Traveling abroad
without desired companion,
drastic change in plans.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 7 January 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3038


2020-01-07 05:49:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Clearing skies today, high 47F

It's currently 36F at the Adair County Mesonet station. There's a 20 percent chance of rain before 8amCT. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47F. West wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 31F. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 48F. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Wednesday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 32F and southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.


2020-01-07 05:48:18 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Tue 7 Jan 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 5 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 51 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: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 215 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-01-07 05:45:02 | Comments | Printable version

Free Chair Exercise Classes at Adair Health Department

Chair Exercise Classes are available this month at the Adair County Health Department. They are held from 10-11amCT Tuesdays, January 7, 14 and 21, 2020.

Call 800-928-4416, extension 1166 to register for the free classes.


2020-01-07 01:07:00 | Comments | Printable version

Thelma Grider Wooldridge, formerly of Russell County, KY

Thelma Grider Wooldridge, formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Local graveside services will be around 12NoonCT Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Lawless Cemetery in Jamestown, KY.


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2020-01-07 00:50:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CU and Isaiah House partner in a year recovery

By Zac Oakes

The year 2019 could be described as a year of growth at Isaiah House Treatment Centers.

Isaiah House opened two new treatment centers in 2019, including a women's residential facility in February 2019, the Lisa Walker Center in Harrodsburg. Additionally, Isaiah House Outpatient Services opened in Danville in the spring.

The year 2019 also produced the first certified welding classes at Isaiah House, as well as IH being certified by the United States Department of Education as a satellite campus of Campbellsville University, the only treatment center in the U.S. to earn such a designation.


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2020-01-07 00:43:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 7
Happy Anniversary, James E. & Patricia Bennett (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Cash | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clarence Steve Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colby Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Collin Curry (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Coenen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Felicia Morgan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Franklin (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Feese. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kara Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krishana Lynne Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melinda Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim L. Baker (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina B. Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert Stephens, Russell County, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George William Beard, Adair Co., KY (1929-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Brown, Hustonville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Marie Grimsley, Russell Springs, KY (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence (P.I.) Fair, Casey County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steller Reliford, Adair County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darien McKenzie, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shillard (Jack) Dunbar>, 82, Nancy, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carman McElroy, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Shipp Druien, Taylor County, KY (1932 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Snow Hadley, 88, Adair Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William J. (Bill) Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas White, 94, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maurice Atchley, 74, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Groce Riddle, 76, Summer Shade, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rondal Dale (Ronnie) Walker, 62, Glasgow, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Veston Stephens, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Trammell, 82, Waynesburg, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dellar (Loy) Cheatham, 93, Adair Co., KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy F. Hawkins, 59, Russell County, KY (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Conway Bledsoe, 83, Adair County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Tubb) Gaskins, 58, Russell County, KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Shanklin, 84, Casey County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmon Bryant (1856-1937) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTFree Chair Exercise Classes at Adair Health Department | (ID:59880, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Franklin Underwood, 75, Taylor County, KY (1944-2020) | (ID:59875, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Jimmy R. Twyford, 85, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2020) | (ID:59866, Comment)
4:00pmCTACES SBDM Council special called meeting | (ID:59877, Comment)
Services for Peggy Murphy, 60, Russell County, KY (1959-2020) | (ID:59878, Comment)

 


























 
 
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