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Flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, May 15, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

A joint resolution of Congress, approved October 1, 1962, designated May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week.

Flags at state office buildings are already flying at half-staff in honor of Kentucky's victims of the novel coronavirus disease and will remain so until further direction is provided. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth to join in these tributes.


2020-05-14 18:42:04 | Comments | Printable version

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2020-05-14 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
A farm duck looks for dinner as the day comes to a close.

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Kentucky Veterans Tele-Town Hall, Mon 18 May 2020

By Lisa Aug
Kentucky Department for Veterans Affairs

Veterans Administration Undersecretary for Benefits Dr. Paul R. Lawrence will be conducting a Tele-Townhall with Kentucky Veterans for one hour starting at 3pmCT/4pmeT on Monday, May 18, 2020.

We want to make sure every Veteran gets an opportunity to hear from Dr. Lawrence but more importantly gets an opportunity to ask a question.

To participate, dial 844-227-7557 about 10 minutes before 3pmCT on Monday, May 18, 2020. Once connected, listen to the VBA updates, and then ask questions during the call.


2020-05-14 14:56:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Chief Justice announces cost-cutting measures for Judicial Branch

Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy sends this information about a Court system plan to reduce expenses now in effort to avoid or reduce possible furloughs and layoffs later.

By Leigh Anne Hiatt

Frankfort, KY - With state revenues dropping sharply due to the pandemic, the Judicial Branch is reducing expenses now in an effort to mitigate possible furloughs and layoffs in the coming months.

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. announced today that the court system will implement a statewide hiring freeze and suspend all out-of-state travel, effective May 15, 2020. Details about the hiring freeze can be found in this policy. Travel exceptions might be granted if the travel is paid for with federal funds or by an outside agency/association and if social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of the court personnel who are traveling.

"Over the last two months, our primary focus has been on modifying court operations in a way that would ensure social distancing while allowing us to provide essential court services," Chief Justice Minton said in an email to the justices, judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel who serve the Judicial Branch. "Now we must turn our attention to the financial impact COVID-19 is having on the economy."


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2020-05-14 14:52:06 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Birds of Kentucky

Jill Petrey writes:
I always look forward to Pen's birds of Kentucky and nature photos. He is an outstanding photographer and should publish of book of them. I really enjoyed Hailey's woodpecker photo as well. Keep them coming. --Jill
Jill, thanks for writing and thanks very much for the kind words! --Pen

Comments re: Birds of Kentucky: Pileated Woodpecker


2020-05-14 12:44:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Homeplace on Green River hires Tiffany Kessler

By Larry Smith, General Manager, 99.9 The Big Dawg

Adair County's Tiffany Kessler has been selected by the Homeplace on Green River's executive committee as Homeplace's full-time program director.

She is the farm's first full-time employee and will be responsible for shepherding many of the activities at Homeplace, including the farm's role as Kentucky's Outdoor Classroom, marketing, administration, public activities, and fundraising.


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2020-05-14 12:25:23 | Comments | Printable version

Seleta Wilhelm, 88, Liberty, KY (1931-2020)

Seleta Wilhelm of Liberty passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Somerset Nursing and Rehab. She was 88 years old.

No services will be held at this time. Burial will be held in Antioch Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinneybrown.com.


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2020-05-14 11:53:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Clayton Baker, 77, Columbia, KY (1943-2020)

Clayton Baker of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his residence. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Baker chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be left at www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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2020-05-14 10:42:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sara Basham named Miss Campbellsville University

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - Sara Basham, a senior of Louisville, KY, was named Miss Campbellsville University 2020 during the Honors and Awards Day video May 2.

Miss Campbellsville University is awarded to someone who best represents the university based on scholarship, leadership, character and potential for success.


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2020-05-14 08:15:26 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Traffic stop leads to heroin charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at at 2:09amCT, Adair County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop on a 2011 Ford passenger car on the Veterans Memorial Bypass.

As a result of the stop, two females from Taylor County were arrested on various charges including possession of heroin.


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2020-05-14 08:11:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

James D. Russell, 85, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2020)

James D. Russell of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. He was 85 years old.

All services will be held privately, with burial to follow in Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at parrottramsey.com.


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2020-05-14 05:36:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sunny today, high 80F

It's currently 54F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 80F. Southwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight should be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 62F. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday will be mostly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The high should be near 80F again. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and a low around 61F. South wind 3 to 7 mph.


2020-05-14 05:32:49 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 14, 2020

Favors for the proud
are best offered as being
favors for giver.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 14 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3166


2020-05-14 05:30:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 14 May 2020

NOTE: Most in-person hearings have been cancelled or rescheduled between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 31, 2020. Instructions if you have a pending court date.

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 1 event Circuit Court. 6 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 9 events District Court.
  • Green County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 12 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-05-14 05:29:21 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear calls for a safe, sustainable reopening

Bowling Green is a hotspot. State officials providing additional support.

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said Kentucky is focused on conducting a safe and sustainable reopening of the economy while continuing to fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

"Our goal is to reopen Kentucky's economy in a gradual and safe way, to ensure that we can get people back to work," the Governor said. "But at the same time, we acknowledge none of us have ever seen a worldwide pandemic like this in our lifetime."


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2020-05-14 05:27:34 | Comments | Printable version

Green County men fight over video game

One airlifted to Louisville hospital with a severe head injury, one arrested and charged with felony assault and wanton endangerment.

By Larry J. Smith, General Manager
99.9 The Big Dawg

Green County Sheriff Robbie Beard reports that his department received a call of a fight in progress Monday night near the Taylor/Green County line on Taylor Chapel Road just inside Green County.

Sheriff Beard told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that it was learned that the two men were fighting over a video game when things took a turn for the worse.


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2020-05-14 00:20:29 | Comments | Printable version

Senses of Yesterday

By Phil Coffey

Sitting in my rocker with my Whistler’s Mother's pose,
turning slightly, I watch the leaves a-waving in the breeze.
No need for formal attire,
just wearing my morning, noon and evening clothes.
Shades of darkness gather,
no traceable sparks of release.

The smell of wood chips on our bended knees,
the sight of fire-stoked broken ax handle glowing for all to see,
hearing my Dad's prayer of 'remove this anguish, Father please'.
Tasting fleeting moments of yesterday,
I leave feeling well pleased.


2020-05-14 00:00:59 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 14
Happy Anniversary, Brian and Bethany Harvey (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Nelson (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Grant (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Adamson (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Adamson (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Martin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Michelle Thomas (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Shepherd! | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Luke Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gregg Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Hardwick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jayden Bryce Miller (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Rogers Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shamarie Harper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd VanArsdale (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob Porter, Russell County, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Wesley, Casey County, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kendra Nichole Moore, Burkesville, KY (2001-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Rush, Burkesville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, BD Thompson, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Ruth Lyles Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laures Faye Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claves Leon Sneed, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eutrice Roy, 88, Russell County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Ann Wilson, Russell County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald G. Henderson, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Angela Russell, Casey Co., KY (1968-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Martha Jane Antle, Russell Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Pepper Chaney, Green County, KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbie (Hutch) Howell, 41, Yosemite, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Craft Anderson, Albany, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie George, 63, Russell Co., KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lou Edith Jones, 99, Cumberland Co., KY (1916-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Edward Stargel, Sr., Adair Co. native (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donald (Gene) Pritchard, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene St. Clair, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson Myers, 78, Burkesville, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mae Bagby Risen, Greensburg, KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arbutus Comer Hilton, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shyanne Brooke Evans, 19, Dunnville, KY (1998-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet Buis, 84, Casey County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Feese Absher Perry, 68, formerly of Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Froggett Sr, Metcalfe County, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Green McGaha (1915-1977) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTPick up Week 7 4-H Grab & Go Educational Kits at Adair County Extension Office | (ID:60611, Comment)

 




























 
 
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