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KSP Investigates Missing McCreary County child

TFC Scottie Pennington
Kentucky State Police Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

Pine Knot, Ky. (May 17, 2020) - The Kentucky State Police, London Post, is investigating a possible child abduction that occurred in McCreary County earlier today.

The initial investigation indicates that Briana Ylisa Giovannini, 30 years old of Las Vegas, Nevada unlawfully took her non-custodial son, 9 year old Silas Fallen, from his McCreary County home just after 11:30 am. They were last seen leaving the residence in a beige van.


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2020-05-18 23:51:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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James Ronald (Jiggs) Smith, 69, Portland, KY (1950-2020)



2020-05-18 - Adair Co., KY - Photo courtesy Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
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Evie Pearl Parke, 90, Metcalfe County, KY (1930-2020)

Evie Pearl Hayes Parke, 90, Summer Shade, passed away May 16, 2020 at T J Samson Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1pmCT at Missionary Mound Baptist Church with Brother Dale Copas officiating. Burial will follow in the Missionary Mound Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 3-8pmCT with limited capacity at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Thursday, May 21, 2020 after 10am at the Missionary Mound Baptist Church, with limited capacity, until time of services at 1pm.


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2020-05-18 23:47:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New Hope Separate Baptist to meet in church

By Rita Neat

New Hope Separate Baptist Church, located on Liberty Road in Adair County, will be resuming Sunday morning service on May 24, 2020 with NO Sunday School.

Service will begin at 10:30amCT with preaching only. We will do our best to comply with the Governor’s guidelines. We are eager to see all our church family again.


2020-05-18 21:30:52 | Comments | Printable version

James Ronald (Jiggs) Smith, 69, Portland, KY (1950-2020)

James Ronald "Jiggs" Smith of the Portland community passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was 69 years old.

The family has chosen a Drive-Thru visitation from 5pmCT to 7pmCT on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

The funeral service and burial in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery will be held privately. Online condolences may be left at grissommartin.com.


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2020-05-18 20:23:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACMS SBDM Council Parent Member Election, Tue 19 May

By Alma Rich, Principal
Adair County Middle School

The Adair County Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council Parent Member Election will be held from 7amCT to 3pmCT on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Parents or legal guardians of students who will be attending ACMS during the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to vote. Due to Covid-19, the election will be conducted via email.

Parents who want to vote need to email arrowspto@gmail.com on Tuesday to request a ballot. When the ballot is requested, the school will verify voting eligibility for the parent and then ballot will be sent. All ballots must be emailed back to the same address by 3pmCT the same day. No in-person voting will take place this year.


2020-05-18 20:17:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Governor: Contact tracing key to safe reopening of economy

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday said Kentuckians will continue to defeat the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), get back to work and safely reopen the economy by being tested and participating in contact tracing.

The Governor called on Kentuckians to support contact tracing: "Team Kentucky needs you - answer the call if a public health worker contacts you. Contact tracing is key to protecting the health of our communities as we begin to reopen our economy. We are relying on more testing combined with increased contact tracing and for everyone to help stop the spread of COVID-19."

The Governor also announced the appointment of Mark Carter as executive adviser leading the contact tracing efforts in the Office of the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).


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2020-05-18 17:32:01 | Comments | Printable version

Senator Max Wise: Graduating seniors deserve a mulligan

By State Senator Max Wise, (R-Campbellsville)
16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties

I come from a family of great golfers, and, to be honest, I am an average to an occasionally lousy golfer. I find myself resorting mostly to golf scrambles wherein my strength lies in contributing the occasional chip shot or putt to a foursome. The saving grace to my game is the comfort of pulling a mulligan. If a mulligan can be secured, I typically use it off the first tee!

Graduating seniors, I wish each of you were given a mulligan over the past three months. Each one of you, and your families, deserve a 'do-over' or another shot from what this virus has taken away. Whether you were a student-athlete, a performer on the stage, a musician, an academic, career/tech-focused, a free spirit, or an introvert... something was taken from you that will never be given back.

I know it isn't fair, and my heart breaks for you. I have felt nothing but empathy for you during this time. COVID-19 is akin to the Kubler-Ross stages of grief...denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. You have undoubtedly felt all stages and will continue to as we get through this pandemic together.

In a world currently filled with more questions than certainties, please know that you will learn more from this era than future generations will be able to comprehend. You face adversity head-on. You are maturing quickly as young adults, and I respect you for this. You are growing up in more ways than you could have ever imagined. You have grown closer to your family, faith, and learned substantial life lessons. I understand these are just words, and words alone, but please know that your community empathizes with you as we simultaneously celebrate with you.


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2020-05-18 17:28:57 | Comments | Printable version

Norma Jean Grider Jessie, 83, Columbia, KY (1936-2020)

Norma Jean Grider Jessie of Columbia passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was 83 years old.

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday at the Haven Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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2020-05-18 17:25:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Wallace Edward (W.E.) Bohannon, 83, Columbia, KY (1937-2020)

Wallace Edward "W.E." Bohannon of Columbia passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. He was 83 years old.

A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at the Haven Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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2020-05-18 17:20:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACPC SBDM Council meeting rescheduled

By Debbie Bradshaw, Principal
Adair County Primary Center

The Adair County Primary Center has rescheduled the Tuesday, May 19, 2020, special called virtual meeting for the Site-Based Decision Making Council.

The meeting will be held at 5pmCT on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to discuss positions.

The meeting link is https://meet.google.com/ueh-pnbh-cgs.


2020-05-18 17:15:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Spring 2020 Agriculture & Natural Resources Newsletter

By Nick Roy, Adair County Extension Agent

The Agriculture & Natural Resources Newsletter brought to you by the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service is now being brought to you via a new format. The current newsletter can be found by clicking here: Spring 2020 (PDF).

Topics in this issue include:
  • Sudangrass To Meet Summer Forage Needs
  • Cedar Apple Rust
  • Treatment Guidelines for Pasture Flies, Horn Flies and Face Flies
  • Impact of Foliar Fungicide Timing on Stand ability and Yield in Corn
  • Tomato planting tips
  • Recipes for Asapragus Tomato Salad and Tomato Basic Bruschetta
This new format will also include bonus content of recently released publications and educational videos. Topics covered


2020-05-18 14:12:21 | Comments | Printable version

Ruby Sharp Passmore, 76, Eli, KY (1943-2020)

Ruby Sharp Passmore of Eli passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her residence. She was 76 years old.

The funeral service will be held privately for family only, with Bro. Phillip Smallwood officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Contown Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinneybrown.com.


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2020-05-18 14:09:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACSO: Traffic stop leads to meth charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, May 18, 2020, K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop on a 2001 Chevrolet truck seven miles east of Columbia in the Sano community of Adair County.

As a result of investigation, the driver was suspected to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance, and it was suspected that he was in possession of illegal narcotics.

Deputy Durbin deployed K-9 Nitro, who give positive hit indicators that illegal substances were in the vehicle. A search resulted in methamphetamine being located, as well as marijuana and unidentified pills.


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2020-05-18 14:07:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Rigney's building getting window coverings by City

Gary Rose
Will the cost of covering the windows be past on to the owners of the building or will the tax payers of Columbia be stuck with the bill? --Gary
Comments re: Rigney's building getting window coverings by City


2020-05-18 14:01:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Columbia Christian Church services to resume

By John Davis

Columbia Christian Church will resume church services at the building this Sunday, May 24, 2020. There will be two services. The first, from 9-9:40amCT, will be for ages 60 and above. The second will take place from 10:30-11:10amCT, and will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

We will disinfect thoroughly before each service. Also we will be practicing proper social distancing as well as providing masks, hand sanitizer, and pre-packaged single-serve communion. Visit our website for more details: www.columbiachristian.org.


2020-05-18 14:00:13 | Comments | Printable version

History Monday: Married in a Buggy

Were Your Ancestors Married in a Buggy?

By Mike Watson

Marriage in Kentucky is different today compared to decades ago. Until modern times, a blood test was required, as well as a waiting period. Some, wishing get ahead of the proverbial game, would elope to Tennessee or Indiana to marry sooner. Many form our area headed south to Byrdtown or Livingston, Tennessee, or across the Ohio River to Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Here is something a bit different. Some couples would drive to town, follow the prescribed rituals, and go see the preacher or judge for the know-tying. The following are a few notes on marriages from Adair County's past, culled from the pages of the Adair County News, early in the past century.

The couples presented here, as well as many others, were married while seated in their buggies:


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2020-05-18 11:21:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Lilly Myers writes award winning essay

By Ellen Zornes

The Adair County Retired Teachers' Association is pleased to announce the results of the AARP Grandparent essay contest. The essay is an annual state wide writing contest for fifth grade students about why my grandparent should be the grandparent of the year.

We are proud to announce that Lilly Myers, fifth grade student at Adair County Elementary School and student of teacher, Vickie Houk, was selected as the winner of this year's Adair County AARP Grandparent essay contest. She is the daughter of Chad and Jenny Myers. Her winning entry was about her maternal grandfather, John Ballou. One very touching part in her essay is, "...he always makes me feel special. He has eight grandkids but I still feel I'm unique to him."


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2020-05-18 08:57:49 | Comments | Printable version

Updated visitor guidelines for T.J. Regional Health facilities

At T.J. Health Columbia, visiting hours will be 7amCT to 7pmCT daily. Those visiting an inpatient at T.J. Health Columbia will enter through the Emergency Department. Proper mask use will be required at all times.

By Stacey Biggs

Glasgow, KY - T.J. Regional Health announced today that patients will be allowed one visitor or support person in all of its facilities, with the exception of COVID-19 patients and the Skilled Nursing Unit. The following guidelines and restrictions for visitors are in place until further notice:

Hospitals:


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2020-05-18 08:36:19 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: The Rigney Building

Comments re: Rigney's building getting window coverings by City

By Larry Smith, Pride Coordinator
City of Campbellsville

The City of Columbia should take more action on the Lerman's building on the square. We tried boarding up the windows on buildings on Campbellsville's Main Street in years past, and found that it gave pigeons a new place to live, and created a different public health hazard.

I urge the Columbia City Council to take action to get this mess cleaned up. The residents of Columbia deserve better than an ugly boarded up building. We all know every great county starts in downtown.


2020-05-18 08:09:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Celebrating the ACHS Class of 2020: Monday

Columbia Magazine's ACHS 2020 Graduation Page features senior photos and profiles for all the members of the ACHS Class of 2020.

Adair County will be celebrating the Adair County High School Class of 2020 all this week, May 18, 2020 through May 22, 2020, with special planned events, banners, and a parade.

Banners featuring each Senior will be on display on Indian Drive all week, and from 7pmCT-8pmCT on Monday, May 18, 2020, drive by the Baseball Field, Softball Field, Tennis Courts, and in front of ACHS for Track to show your support of our Senior athletes.


2020-05-18 06:49:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Clara Williams Sapp Newton, 83, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2020)

Clara Williams Sapp Newton of Taylor County passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. She was 83 years old.

All services will be held privately, with burial to follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left at parrottramsey.com.


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2020-05-18 06:06:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Southern Heirs to perform in Liberty

By Charles Shepherd

The Southern Heirs, the Russell Springs-based gospel group, will be singing at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church, 91 Weddle Drive, in Liberty KY, at 5pmCT on Sunday night, May 24, 2020. Pastor Rodney Smith and Congregation welcome everyone.


2020-05-18 06:01:00 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: David Goguen's letter

Mary Knight writes:
Thank you, David, for sharing such a sweet memory of your Mother, and sending such an important message to us all. Our prayers for your Mother's swift recovery, and our gratitude to all those helping our country recover. --Mary
Comments re: COVID-19 virus came home last week - my home


2020-05-18 05:48:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Storms possible today, high 76F

It's currently 67F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible today. Some storms may be strong to severe with locally gusty winds, small hail, and heavy downpours, and an isolated brief tornado cannot be ruled out. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 76F. South wind 8 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, and an overnight low around 56F. North wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy again, with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday's high will be near 70F, with west wind 3 to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy skies will continue into Tuesday night, with a 70% chance of showers, and the continuing possibility of a thunderstorm. The overnight low will be around 55F, with light and variable wind.


2020-05-18 05:37:02 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 18, 2020

One must eat the snack
to keep from hurting feelings
of feigning giver.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 18 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3170


2020-05-18 05:27:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 18 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 Monday, May 18, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 8 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 5 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 9 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 15 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-05-18 05:27:05 | Comments | Printable version

Patsy Hare, 68, Russell County, KY (1951-2020)

Patsy Hare, age 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, May 16 2020 at T. J. Samson Hospital.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Russell Springs Cemetery, 1516 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Greg Estes officiating.


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2020-05-18 01:14:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Raymona Berneese Davidson, 80, Cumberland County, KY

Raymona Berneese (Humphrey) Davidson, age 80, of Burkesville, KY, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Leo Davidson of Burkesville; children, Tommy (& Amy) Davidson and Dewayne (& Beverly) Davidson, all of Burkesville; grandchild Bailey Davidson.


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2020-05-18 01:09:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Rice kids having anniversary card shower for parents

From the kids

The Rice Kids - Jeff, Mary Ann, Sharon & Susan - write to share a special time coming up for their parents, Rev. Dr. Bob & Vivian Rice, on Sunday, May 31, 2020 their 60th wedding anniversary.

Our dad served as the Consultant to Local Pastors for the Kentucky Conference for a few years between 2002-2007 at the end of his 50+ years of ministry while living in Campbellsville and working out of Lindsey Wilson College.


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2020-05-18 00:47:19 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 18
Happy Anniversary, Merl, Sr. and Rita Wiggins (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colin Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Ford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Loy Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melena Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Wilkerson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ron Goetz (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Chafin (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vanessa Tucker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wes Slaven | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda Sue Glass Duncan, Liberty, KY (1954-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evaline May Long, Russell Springs, KY (1960-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sanford Bailey, Adair Co. KY, native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Passmore, Dunnville, KY (1938-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Dale Sanders, Casey Co., KY (1955-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clydene George, 66, Russell County, KY (1947-1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Mary Elizabeth Watson, 86, Casey County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Willard Perkins, 81, Green Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zib Ray Smith, Metcalfe County, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Keith Murray, 64, Burkesville, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Gordon Wesley Mann, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colene F. Hadley, 76, Russell Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verlean Dykes, 72, Russell Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Kane, 70, Russell County, KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Joe Atwell, Greensburg, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Gail Curry Tucker, 59, Adair County, KY (1958-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reta Chenoweth, 67, Taylor County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Agnes Darleen (Mattingly) Blaul, Taylor County, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Williams Crawley, 71, Cumberland Co., KY (1947-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lorene Cox, Adair Co. KY native (May 18, 1921-Dec 22, 2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae Elizabeth Bledsoe, 87, formerly of Russell County, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTACHS Class of 2020 Week: Senior Banners | (ID:60612, Comment)
8:00amCTTentative plans: CHS announces plans for Class of 2020 events | (ID:60589, Comment)
3:00pmCTKentucky Veterans Tele-Town Hall
To participate, dial 844-227-7557 about 10 minutes before 3pmCT | (ID:60621, Comment)
5:00pmCTDrive-thru visitation for Jerry Karnes, 73, Cane Valley, KY (1946-2020) | (ID:60625, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Class of 2020 Week: Recognition of Senior Spring Sports Athletes | (ID:60613, Comment)

 




























 
 
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