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Governor announces new actions to fight COVID-19

Moves follow advice from White House and devastating problems seen in some Southern states

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced several new measures to stem the rising number of cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the commonwealth.

"At a time when Kentucky is dealing with a surge in the coronavirus, knowing where other states have gone and knowing what it takes to stop it from happening here, let's remember that we're going to get through this, and we're going to get through this together, but it's going to require us to do what's necessary," the Governor said. "Wherever you live in Kentucky, the virus is spreading. Our state government and the federal administration have significant agreement on what we need to do right now to make sure we don't turn into Florida, Texas, Arizona, so many other states going through what could be absolutely devastating for them."

So, today Gov. Beshear announced the following steps:
  • Bars will be closed for two weeks, effective tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28.

  • Restaurants will be limited to 25% of pre-pandemic capacity indoors; outdoor accommodations remain limited only by the ability to provide proper social distancing.

  • Public and private schools are being asked to avoid offering in-person instruction until the third week of August.


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2020-07-27 17:02:52 | Comments | Printable version

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2020-07-27 - Metcalfe County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
A collector's car is a fun sight for passers by heading south of Edmonton, KY.

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SCOKY: New guidance on court operations

By Leigh Anne Hiatt

Frankfort, KY - Today the Supreme Court entered two orders that provide further guidance on how the Judicial Branch can safely carry out court operations. These orders clarify requirements for court facilities and proceedings, address staffing concerns raised by circuit court clerks, and provide updates on the handling of jury trials and evictions.

"It's been almost two months since the Supreme Court first reopened court facilities to in-person services," Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said in an announcement to justices, judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel. "During that time, we've all gotten a crash course in what works and what doesn't during a global emergency. We've received a significant amount of input from court employees and elected officials and through our Reopening Task Forces for Circuit, Family and District courts. This feedback has been integral to guiding our decisions on processes and procedures as we move forward."

Administrative Order 2020-55 replaces Administrative Orders 2020-43 and 2020-47, both dated May 29, 2020, in their entirety. The highlights are:


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2020-07-27 15:26:23 | Comments | Printable version

Online Registration for Adair Co. students

Online Registration for Adair County Schools for 2020-2021 new and returning students is now open.

To complete your child's registration online, login to your Campus Parent account or visit our district website at www.adair.kyschools.us.

If you do not have a Campus Parent account please call your child's school or the central office to get your activation link:
  • ACPC - 270-384-3367
  • ACES- 270-384-0077
  • ACMS - 270-384-5308
  • ACHS - 270-384-2751
  • Central Office - 270-384-2476


2020-07-27 13:28:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Quarles sounds alarm on unsolicited foreign seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles asks Kentuckians to report unsolicited seeds to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at (502) 573-0282 or e-mail ag.web@ky.gov.

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the fourth state known to receive suspicious packages of seeds that appear to have originated from China.

"It is incredibly important that if you receive a package of foreign or unfamiliar seeds, you report it to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture immediately," Commissioner Quarles said. "At this point in time, we don't have enough information to know if this is a hoax, a prank, an internet scam, or an act of agricultural bio-terrorism. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive and introduce unknown diseases to local plants, harm livestock or threaten our environment. If you have received such a package, do not plant the seeds and immediately contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture."

Over the weekend, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) was notified of several Kentucky residents who had received unsolicited seed packets that appear to have originated by China. The types of seeds are unknown and may be harmful. The packages were sent by mail.


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2020-07-27 13:24:40 | Comments | Printable version

Update: KY 551 closure rescheduled for Thursday

By Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - The KY 551 temporary closure for bridge maintenance scheduled to take place tomorrow, July 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2020, due to a delay in materials.

The roadway will be closed to through traffic at mile point 1.1 (Butler Branch) between KY 901 and Howard Dublin Road/Cundiff Cemetery Road. Traffic will detour via KY 901 to KY 1323 and reconnect to KY 551.

The closure will be in place starting at approximately 8amCT and ending by 11amCT.

The date and duration of the closure may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.


2020-07-27 13:21:34 | Comments | Printable version

Back to School: equipment will be provided

From Adair School Superintendent Dr. Pam Stephens

All Adair County Students, Preschool through Kindergarten, will be provided an iPad and all students in 1st grade through 12th grade will be provided Chromebooks, if the family has adequate Internet service.



2020-07-27 09:39:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Water Patrol Officer assaulted at Lake Cumberland

From Mary Ellis

A Water Patrol Officer was assaulted over the weekend while making an arrest on Lake Cumberland.

According to online information from the Russell County Detention Center, Saturday night, Officer Zack Carney charged 61 year old Stephen Valli of Stout, Ohio with assault 3rd, peace officer, non communicable body fluid operating a motor boat while intoxicated resisting arrest disorderly conduct 1st and two other charges.

Valli was lodged in the Russell County Jail.


2020-07-27 09:17:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Book Fair to be held virtually in October

By Pam Hoots

The 4th Annual Book Fair for Columbia and Adair County will be held during October.

This year, the event will be held virtually. The organizers will contacting local authors in our area. The authors will be highlighted in local media sources.

They will be working with the local library as far as pickup, paying, etc. for any publication that is published.

Some of the local authors they are hoping to work with include: Lanny Tucker of Greensburg; Lou Ann Russell of Columbia; Dwan Hadley of Columbia; Rodney White of Columbia; and, many more.

For further information, please contact Pamela Hoots or Mike Watson at the Adair County Public Library.


2020-07-27 09:11:51 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Jeffries Hardware history

Doug McCammish writes:
Great history article. Always interested in Adair County history and that building especially. C. A. Smith (Charles Anderson Smith) was born in 1835 and died in December 1895. He is buried in Columbia Cemetery. Mr. William Francis Jeffries was born in 1848 and died in 1909 as the article says. Charles Snow Harris was born in 1861 and died in 1935. --Doug
Comments re: Jeffries Hardware, c. 1890 - 1920


2020-07-27 09:10:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Glenna Maxine Bean, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2020)

Glenna Maxine Bean of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Russell county Hospital. She was 88 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 11amCT to 1pmCT on Tuesday.


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2020-07-27 06:46:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD: Home search leads to drug arrests

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Early Monday morning, the Columbia Police Department initiated a knock and talk at a residence on Guthrie Street with suspected drug activity.

Once contact was made with a resident, an odor of marijuana was detected by officers, and entry was made. Party stated to officers she had recently used methamphetamine. Search of the home yielded suspected methamphetamine as well as marijuana.


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2020-07-27 06:39:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

CPD: Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Sunday night, July 25, 2020, while on general patrol, a Columbia Police Department officer came upon a vehicle sitting at the stop sign of Miller Avenue at the intersection of Jamestown Street.

Officer was behind vehicle for approximately four minutes with operator not proceeding to turn despite no oncoming traffic.

Once the officer initiated his lights to stop and do a welfare check, operator suddenly pulled onto Jamestown Street before pulling off of roadway.

After contact was made with operator, a male subject was asked to step out of the vehicle. He complied and initially gave consent to search the vehicle. Subject however kept putting his hands in his pockets despite verbal commands to stop. It was at this time subject was handcuffed for safety and a small bag of suspected methamphetamine was found in party's pants pocket.

After this was found male subject rescinded his consent to search vehicle. It was at this time K9 Unit Nitro from The Adair County Sheriff's Office was utilized and in turn alerted on the car, where another small bag of suspected methamphetamine was located on the driver's side.


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2020-07-27 06:37:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mostly sunny today, chance of afternoon storms, high 89F

It's currently 70F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny today, with a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 89F. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 71F, and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pmCT. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 84F. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 67F and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Calm wind.


2020-07-27 06:23:36 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 27, 2020

Insult family
and I will look you over
with the evil eye.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 27 July 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3240


2020-07-27 06:14:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 27 Jul 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, July 27, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. 75 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 77 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 60 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 153 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 166 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-07-27 06:14:10 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 27
Happy Anniversary, Dannie and Faye Word (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Annette Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Horton (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Price | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Quinn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doris Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwight Lawless, grandfather and Daniel Lawless, grandson (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Faye Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Lynn Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josephine Posey (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce York | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kortnei Beth Kelsay (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LaGene Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margaret Huddleston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Jane Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda VonFumetti | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy IMO Birthday, Doris Smith Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Bradley Franklin, Cumberland County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Hadley, Russell Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wendell Otis Young, Green Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonora Corbin, Adair Co., KY, native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Greer Goodin, Adair Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Martin, Burkesville, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Eugene McClendon, Burkesville, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Taylor Fudge, Marrowbone, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Bill (Little Richard) Milby, Green County, KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Archie Thomas Coffman, 53, Casey Co. KY, (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Roy Bybee, Edmonton, KY, Adair Co. native (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dixie Mae Short, Taylor County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lemuel (Junebug) Burton, Jr. , Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Tucker Passmore, Russell Springs, KY (1979-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda L. Williams, 73, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alice Reane' Parrish Kerwin, Cumberland Co., KY (1970-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teresa Jo McQueary, 50, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Janes, 76, Adair County, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kara Fudge, 91, Adair County, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Harold E. (Gene) Vaughan, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Bobby B. Bingham, Green County, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Joseph Holmes , 80, Summer Shade, Metcalfe County KY/Westford, NY native (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Brown, 71 Knifley, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Faye Burton, 68, Columbia, KY (1951-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith Jewell, 44, Green County, KY (1975-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Grider Jessie, 83, Columbia, KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Graybeal, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, July 27, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCT2020-2021 Preschool Registration packets due today
Packets must be returned by July 27, 2020, for your child to be screened on July 29, 2020. Preschool age children who are not screened on July 29 will not be able to start preschool at the beginning of the year. | (ID:60773, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Beverly Jean Gillespie, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2020) | (ID:60813, Comment)

 



























 
 
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