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Adair County Adult Education office opens next week

By Alissa Barnes

Adair County Adult Education/Skills U, 969 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY 42728 will be open next week Tuesday-Thursday, May 26-28.

Only a limited number of people will be allowed in the center, so please call before you arrive, 270-384-1741. Masks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!


2020-05-21 19:46:10 | Comments | Printable version

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Janson Ray Sallee, 26, Casey County, KY



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Janson Ray Sallee, 26, Casey County, KY (1993-2020)

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Janson Ray Sallee, 26, Casey County, KY (1993-2020)

Janson Ray Sallee, of Liberty, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Russell County Hospital. He was 26 years young.

The funeral service will be held privately for family only with Bro. Greg Powell officiating. The committal service and burial will be held at 3:30pmET on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Trace Fork Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to attend the committal at Trace Fork.


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2020-05-21 17:48:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACPC 21st CCLC Receives $2K Grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Adair County Primary Center 21st CCLC a $2,000 grant to support summer literacy. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves.

"The 21st CCLC-Camp Casey program at Adair County Primary Center is delighted to receive this grant to assist us in continuing to improve the literacy of our students. 21st CCLC-Camp Casey is a before/after school and summer program provider that has been serving this community since 2004. In the past 16 years we have provided supplemental academic and enrichment opportunities to ensure the success of Adair County students and their families. During this unique time in our history, we plan to utilize these grant funds to continue that work. We will be providing books and literacy materials for our students and families this summer to use at home for remote learning." --Dana Harmon, 21st CCLC Director ACPC

"During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities' literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. "We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today's recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education."


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2020-05-21 13:35:46 | Comments | Printable version

Erazo earns ITA Regional honors

By Chris Wells

Camilo Erazo has been named the 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association East Region Most Improved Senior and Senior Player of the Year, ITA officials today.

Erazo was 4-0 in singles and doubles play this season when play was halted due to COVID-19. During his career, Erazo owns a 27-7 singles record and a 26-10 doubles mark.


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2020-05-21 13:32:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: LWC Graduates

Charles Marshburn writes:
A special congratulations to Pablo Plancarte for receiving his degree in biological science! --Charles
Comments re: LWC: 17 Adair Co. residents receive degrees


2020-05-21 13:31:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

David Dwight Willen, 59, Cumberland County, KY

David Dwight Willen, age 59, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his residence in Burkesville, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday May, 21, 2020 at 10amCT at the Seminary United Methodist Church with Bro Gary Cash officiating.


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2020-05-21 11:39:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KSP: Russell County collision results in one fatality

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Russell Springs, Ky (May 21, 2020) - On May 19, 2020 at approximately 7:29pm Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on U.S. 127 north at the Russell/Casey County line.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 27 year old Haiden Cain of Russell Springs, KY was operating a 2020 Chevy pickup north bound on U.S. 127 when he crossed the center line striking a south bound 2007 Cadillac operated by 43 year old Darrell McClure of Dunnville, Ky.


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2020-05-21 11:23:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Regular Scheduled Fiscal Court meeting, Thu 26 May 2020

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4pmCT on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

This meeting WILL NOT be open to the public due to the COVID19 Executive Order Governor Beshear put in effect, but will be live streamed on the Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook Page.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-05-21 07:07:19 | Comments | Printable version

Edna Stephens, 81, Metcalfe County, KY

Edna Stephens age 81 of Edmonton passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday in the Chapel of Butler Funeral Home with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:30-8pmCT Thursday and after 9am Friday at the funeral home.

Due to the current Covid-19 virus the viewing and service will be limited to 35 family members and friends at one time.


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2020-05-21 06:58:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James Weldon Wright, 86, Burkesville, KY (1934-2020)

Mr. James Weldon Wright of Burkesville passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at The Medical Center of Bowling Green in Bowling Green, Kentucky having attained the age of 86 years, 4 months and 11 days.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3pmCT on Saturday, May 23, 2020, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Thomas Smith and Bro. Jeff Flowers officiating. Burial will be in the Bow School House Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday May 22, 2020, from 11amCT until the funeral hour on Saturday.


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2020-05-21 06:53:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC: 18 Adair Co. residents receive degrees

By Travis Smith

LWC will award 226 undergraduate and graduate degrees to the Class of 2020, including eighteen from Adair County. Graduates will receive their diplomas in the mail in the coming weeks. The College is working with the Student Government Association and senior class officers to determine a rescheduled date for a postponed ceremony.

The seventeen Adair County residents who received degrees were:
  • Brett Bradford received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services in Counseling
  • Christina Bryant received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Dylan Conn received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
  • Shelby Franklin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Destiny Kinnett received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Alexa Koziol received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women's & Gender Studies
  • Patricia Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Kaitlyn Lyczkowski received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services and Counseling
  • Aliza Martin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications
  • Katie McGaha received an Associate of Arts Degree in Religion and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services and Counseling
  • Kellie McGaha received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education
  • Elizabeth Owens received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services and Counseling
  • Pablo Plancarte received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology
  • Craig Seal received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Ministries
  • Sydney Shearer received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
  • Emily Spears received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies
  • Jonathan Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
  • Cameron Wright received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sustainability and Energy Applications


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2020-05-21 06:48:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Governor focused on prevention and testing

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on steps the state is taking to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). He highlighted new CARES Act funding, efforts to test more residents in long-term care facilities and tips for staying safe on Memorial Day weekend.

"We're going to get through this together because just about every day and just about every decision we make, we realize that our actions can either help or harm those around us," the Governor said. "We are more connected than we have ever been."


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2020-05-21 06:36:03 | Comments | Printable version

Partly sunny today, chance of storms, high 71F

It's currently 53F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 71F and a 50 percent chance of showers. There is a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 56F and a 30 percent chance of rain. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday will be partly sunny, with a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Friday's high will be near 76F, with Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers after 1amCT. The overnight low will be around 59F, with calm wind.


2020-05-21 06:33:03 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 21, 2020

Child without playmates
will talk to own reflection
as if it were friend.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 21 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3173


2020-05-21 06:27:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 21 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 21, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 8 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 4 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: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-05-21 06:26:43 | Comments | Printable version

EMS Week proclaimed in Adair May 17-23, 2020

The week of May 17-23, 2020 is proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week in Adair County by Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital public service and access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery care of those who experience sudden illness or injury. Emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, including preventive medicine, follow up care and access to telemedicine.


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2020-05-21 06:25:04 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 21
Happy Anniversary Zack and Mandy Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Bob and Alissa Barnes (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Danny and Sandy Wilkinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gary and Shea Wiley (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexandra and Lacey Morgan. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danna Burton (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Della Woodrum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derrick Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doris Carter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, George Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jansen Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, La Dawn Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Parson (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Edwards Pedigo | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tina Pyles (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vicki Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Bobby Mardis, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diane Bright Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Corbin, Knifley, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Womack, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Grace Carter Piercy, Columbia, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie Bland Campbell, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Janes, Edmonton, KY (1957-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Dale (Timmy) Green, Columbia, KY (1970-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verina Laverne England Lile, Green Co., KY (1932-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Milsap, 71, Taylor Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Callie Mae Smith Davis (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Zachary T. Lile, 84, Green Co., KY (1926-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee Wilson, Casey County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David J. Peyton, Casey Co., KY, native (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Christine Dalton, Casey Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Rodgers, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leola Moss, Taylor County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Mary Alice Spears, Casey Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Colvin, Campbellsville, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen, Taylor County, KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lina Skaggs, 89, Russell County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tessie Alexander, Cumberland Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Stephens, 57, Russell County, KY (1956-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Lawrence Coffey, Russell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Price, 95, Casey Co., KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles Samuel Brady, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Riley, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Earl Evans, 76, Casey Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Rich, 54, Adair County, KY (1963-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jordan LaFavers, 31, Russell County, KY/Adair Co., KY native (1986-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall L. Bunch, 66, Chance, Adair Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith Bagby, 61, Green County, KY (1956-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Lee Spencer, Adair Co., KY (1947-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Gray, Taylor County, KY (1962-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diane Bright Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Lee Thrasher, Columbia, KY (1943-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nicholas Kerns, Russell Springs, KY (1981-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Steven Kean Jr, 45, Russell County, KY (1973-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby P. Graham, 85, Green County, KY (1932-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walker McQueary (1915). | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTACHS Class of 2020 Week: Graduation
Seniors will receive their diploma during their appointment time. | (ID:60617, Comment)
4:00pmCTACES SBDM special called meeting (click for meeting link) | (ID:60633, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair School Board May 2020 meeting agenda | (ID:60632, Comment)

 




























 
 
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