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Endangered mussels released in Green River

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Frankfort, KY - In conjunction with the National Park Service, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources earlier this month stocked about 1,200 individual mussels into the Green River within Mammoth Cave National Park in southcentral Kentucky, in order to restore a federally-listed endangered species historically found in waters of the commonwealth.

Freshwater mussels purify water naturally, providing a vital ecological service. Mussels filter water as they feed, removing sediments and chemical pollutants from the water, thus improving living conditions for people as well as other wildlife species.

The rayed bean, a species of freshwater mussel, has not been found in Kentucky waters in more than four decades. The mussels for this restoration effort were moved from the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania because of a tar spill.

In return, the Center for Mollusk Conservation in Frankfort will be sharing a different species of mussel with Pennsylvania for additional research next spring. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife founded the center in 2002, and it is one of the world's foremost facilities for restoring and recovering rare and imperiled freshwater mussels.

Another 1,200 individuals of the same mussel species were placed in the Green River upstream of the national park.


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2020-09-14 21:34:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

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Birds of Kentucky: Napping Hummingbird



2020-09-14 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Wendy Butler Burt.
Wendy caught this little bird napping in a flower this morning on Melson Ridge. She writes, "This little immature female Ruby-throated hummingbird was so fearless that this photo was taken with my cellphone camera."

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Carolee Davis, 65, Liberty, KY (1955-2020)

Carolee Davis of Liberty passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, in Bowling Green. She was 65 years of age.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1pmET on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Brother Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6pmET until 9pmET on Friday, September 18, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive for visitation. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.


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2020-09-14 21:31:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Freeman Wesley Reece, 96, Columbia, KY native (1924-2020)

Reverend Freeman Wesley Reece of Louisville returned to his Heavenly Father on September 12, 2020. He was 96 years old.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1pmET on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Dixie Valley Church of God, 4703 Quinn Drive, Louisville, KY, with interment to follow in Brookland Cemetery.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 11amET until 8pmET, and on Friday from 10amET until time of service at the church.


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2020-09-14 21:23:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY Afield Video: Fall Hunting Q&A


September 12, 2020 Full Show. This week KY Afield went live on Facebook with a panel of experts to answer viewers fall hunting questions.


2020-09-14 21:18:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Mitchell Cheatham, 59, formerly of Columbia, KY (1961-2020)

Mitchell Cheatham, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:23 P.M. at Hospice of Southern Kentucky/Greenwood in Bowling Green. He was 59 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonCT on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Wayne Goodin officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation is requested after 9amCT on Wednesday.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow Healthy at Work guidelines.


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2020-09-14 17:16:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor: School districts will decide week-by-week

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

"Let me be clear, that there is not going to be an overall recommendation coming from me or my office post Sept. 28," Gov. Beshear said. "What's going to be provided is the information to make a week-by-week decision in our various school districts and counties based on prevalence and what public health experts believe is the right course based on that prevalence."

Dr. Stack, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and several education officials on Monday offered a number of updates on the state of education in the commonwealth amid the global pandemic.

"This afternoon, we filed an emergency regulation addressing K-12 COVID-19 reporting requirements pursuant to existing statutes," Dr. Stack said.

Under the new regulation, no later than Monday, Sept. 28, all parents and guardians are required to report to the child's school within 24 hours if their child tests positive for COVID-19, and all schools must report via a secure website, Monday through Friday, every day school is in session, data related to the coronavirus.

He said the Kentucky Department of Education is sending instructions to schools on how to register with the online portal and report this data.

"Using this data, KDPH will publish an online dashboard," Dr. Stack said. "The dashboard link will be posted on or before Monday, Sept. 28, on the kycovid19.ky.gov website.

"Publicly reporting this data is a necessary tool to enable students, parents and communities to make informed decisions COVID-19 risk in collaboration with the education and public health communities," Dr. Stack said.


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2020-09-14 17:00:12 | Comments | Printable version

John Lundy, 73, Columbia, KY (1947-2020)

John Lundy of Columbia passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 73 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Gregory Sawyer delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Friday until time of the service.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow Healthy at Work guidelines.


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2020-09-14 16:53:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Cancelled - 2020 Feese Family Reunion

By Linda Feese Smith

The Feese Family Reunion that is normally held on the last Sunday in September each year will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope to see everyone in 2021!


2020-09-14 14:57:46 | Comments | Printable version

KYTC: Drivers reminded to slow down in work zones

By Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - - As highway construction continues into the fall across the Commonwealth, motorists can expect to see orange cones and flashing lights in work zones.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is driving attention to Kentucky's Work Zone Awareness Week (KYWZAW) - Sept. 13-18 - to encourage motorists to take a vested interest in work zone safety by slowing down and driving without distractions in active work zones.

Work zones are high-risk sites for work crews, but the safety of drivers and their passengers is also on the line. The number of work zone fatalities increased from three in 2018 to eight in 2019. Two of the victims were crew workers. The number of work zone crashes rose 20 percent from 1,042 in 2018 to 1,251 in 2019.


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2020-09-14 14:56:48 | Comments | Printable version

Statewide coverage of Liberty flooding

Some of the statewide coverage of the extensive flooding that hit Liberty over the weekend. Reports are that nearly 4" of rain fell in a short period of time, sending Green River well out of its banks, covering Highway 127 in places.

2020-09-14 14:54:54 | Comments | Printable version

TJ Health Columbia Lab Pre-Draw dates

TJ Health Columbia has announced LAB Pre-Draw dates for 2020: September 30 and October 1, 13 & 14, from 6:30amCT to 9:30amCT each day. Blood work and flu shots will be available each day.

There will be no health fair this year, only lab pre draws. Pre-registration must be completed to attend the pre-draw and you must attend on that date and time. No walk-ins will be accepted. Masks will be required

1,000 community members will receive FREE LAB TESTING! You must pre-register, either online at www.tjregionalhealth.org, or by calling 270.384.4753.

The 2020 Health Fair Lab includes:


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2020-09-14 12:33:06 | Comments | Printable version

Treats on the Town cancelled, not Halloween

By Ellen Zornes, Executive Director
Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce

The Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce is not canceling Halloween, just the Chamber event, Treats on the Town.

Announcements will be coming from the City later about Halloween 2020 Trick or Treating.


Clarification re: CofC: Halloween event, Christmas events cancelled for 2020
(We updated the headline, too --Pen)


2020-09-14 11:35:55 | Comments | Printable version

Ford Motor Co. donates 2M masks to Kentucky

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear welcomed one of the state's latest corporate donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), which will help bolster the commonwealth's response to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"Even before this global health crisis arrived in Kentucky more than six months ago, we were working to secure the personal protective equipment needed to keep our people safe," the Governor said. "The many great companies that do business in the commonwealth have been key partners in these efforts. Today, we're happy to announce that the Ford Motor Co. has generously donated 2 million masks to the commonwealth, which is among the largest gifts we have received. This donation undoubtedly will help save Kentuckians' lives."

First Lady Britainy Beshear joined Gov. Beshear on Monday along with Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman; Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Director Michael E. Dossett at the KDPH warehouse in Frankfort.


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2020-09-14 11:04:17 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Esther Gilmer Dohoney

Patricia Bennett writes:
Esther Gilmer Dohoney was my grandmother. Esther Dohoney Patterson's grandmother as well as the Flowers brothers. They were Grandmas first cousins, and she was named after Esther Gilmer Dohoney. She was very brave and I am proud to be her great great granddaughter. --Patricia
Comments re: 100 Years Ago: Lost and found


2020-09-14 08:18:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Revival and Homecoming at Christie Chapel UMC

By Brandon Hovious

Christie Chapel UMC, Hwy 76, on the Adair and Taylor County line in Knifley, KY, will be having Revival and Homecoming services starting September 17, 2020.

Revival will be September 17-19, 2020, with Bro. Raymond Atwood preaching beginning at 5:30pmCT nightly.

Homecoming will be at 9amCT on Sunday, September 20, 2020, with singing by the Happy Travelers from Somerset, KY. Everyone is Welcome!!


2020-09-14 08:15:26 | Comments | Printable version

Commentary: Broadband access is essential

By Congressman James Comer
U.S. Representative, 1st District of Kentucky

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about abrupt technological changes to our society. 2020 has been defined by students completing class assignments at home, adults performing day-to-day tasks from their kitchen tables, and the virtual meetings that have become common to many of us.

Unfortunately, the shift to a complete reliance on internet access in the age of Covid has accelerated the digital divide in America. Rural areas continue to lag other parts of the country when it comes to access to reliable internet connection. And while this shift has certainly become more recognizable in the age of teleworking and learning from home, it is nothing new.

This timely issue is one that myself and numerous other stakeholders recently addressed on a virtual roundtable convened by my office.


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2020-09-14 08:13:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

The woes of lack of matrimony in Adair County, 1904

By Mike Watson

Mr. J.C. Calhoun was in our office one day last week and while speaking of his section incidentally mentioned the fact that within a radius of two and one-half miles from Milltown there were nine widowers. This is rather remarkable and yet that section is noted for good, kind husbands. If there is any other locality with more lonely men in it, Mr. Calhoun would like to know it and the cause for same.--Adair County News, 11 May 1904

An item in last week's News in which Mr. J.C. Calhoun states that there are nine widowers within a radius of two and one half miles of Milltown, and his wish to know if there are other localities with more lonely men in it, and the cause for the same, induces me to mention that in the Goose Creek Valley, a small creek emptying into Green River at Dunnville, Casey County, there are no less than thirteen lonely widows, within three miles of Dunnville. The reason for this is that Mr. Calhoun's lonely widowers or some other fairly eligible widowers or bachelors do not come around and offer to dispel their loneliness. (Signed) T.--Adair County News, 18 May 1904


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2020-09-14 08:11:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Loddie Biggs, 85, Taylor County, KY (1935-2020)

Loddie Biggs, 85, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, died Friday, September 11, 2020 in Columbia.

She was born June 21, 1935, in Casey County, to the late China and Stella Coleman Ellison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Douglas Biggs, a daughter, Gwendolyn Biggs Love, a sister, Loda Sandoval and three brothers, John, Curtis and Gary Ellison.

Ms. Biggs was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a homemaker.


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2020-09-14 07:30:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Harold Lewis Brewer, 83, Russell County, KY

Harold Lewis Brewer, 83, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Jamestown.

Harold was a longtime school bus driver for the Russell County Board of Education, a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Masonic Order and Shrine.


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2020-09-14 07:22:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Southern Heirs in Montincello, Hustonville on Sun 20 Sept.

By Charles Shepherd

The Southern Heirs, the Russell Springs-based gospel group, will be singing at 9amCT on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Worldwide Church of God, 335 Michigan Ave, Monticello, KY.

They will also perform at 5:30pmCT on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Mt. Salem Baptist Church, 6985 Hwy 198, Hustonville KY.

Everyone is welcome to both performances.


2020-09-14 06:13:59 | Comments | Printable version

CofC: Halloween event, Christmas events cancelled for 2020

By Ellen Zornes, Executive Director
Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce

With the safety of our community as top priority, the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce is cancelling Treats on the Town this Halloween, Christmas in Columbia of the Christmas Carnival at LWC (also students will not be on Campus that day so could not have the Carnival) and the Christmas Parade.

These are events where many people are in very close proximity for quite some time and could not adhere to CDC Guidelines for health and safety.

Next year we hope to be back to normal and to have these activities again. However, our retail stores will be open that Saturday and we encourage you to shop in person and/or online including FB, with our local businesses.


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2020-09-14 06:11:13 | Comments | Printable version

Morning fog, then mostly sunny today, high 78F

It's currently 65F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for areas of dense fog before 8amCT. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 78F and northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 56F and northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 82F and northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 63F and light and variable wind.


2020-09-14 06:02:49 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 14, 2020

Beautiful food seen,
you are unlikely to think
harm may come with this.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 14 September 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3289


2020-09-14 05:59:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 14 Sep 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, September 14, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 2 events Circuit Court. 73 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 79 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 72 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 124 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. 111 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-09-14 05:59:08 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 14
Business Birthday, Tray's Garden Chinese Restaurant, Columbia, KY (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jimmie Dale and Kathy Cox (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben David Sapp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chonda Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darrell Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harrison Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ja'Vyan Hawkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoAnn Steinhilber | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kotila G. Rhymer (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Hovious | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ilene Roy, Russell Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chad Alan Thrasher, Burkesville, KY (1983 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Hoots, Burkesville, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Duncan LaFreniere, Adair Co., KY native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Robbie Nell Williams Ballard, Burkesville, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.R. Byram, Russell County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Calvin (Cherokee) Allinson, Sparksville, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal "Tobe" Bennett, Adair County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Pepper Sidebottom, Green Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Coffey, Adair County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, O.D. (Joe) Wilson, Russell County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thurman Jean Loy, Adair County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ross F. Curry, Cumberland Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Cooper Shepherd, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose Murray, 74, Russell County, KY, (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Lee Atwood, 19, Hustonville, KY (1995-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Nelson, Adair County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wilson, 66, Liberty, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teena Ellen Allen, Taylor County, KY, (1965-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Memory Ervin, 96, Metcalfe County, KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Wilma Mae Adams James, Science Hill, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Marlene Joy Pritchard, Greensburg, KY/Chicago, IL native (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Janes, Sparksville, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Copley Clark Slinker, Green County, KY (1923-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae (Scott) Richardson, 73, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Elaine Branham-Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Williams Sapp Newton, 83, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florice Larimore, 95, Black Gnat, KY (1922-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Allen Morgan, 58, Columbia, KY (1962-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patra Ann Sinclair (1893-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)

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