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ACES Family Resource Center Advisory Council to meet

By Debra Cowan

The ACES Family Resoruce Center Advisory Council will meet at 11amCT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in the school cafeteria at Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.

Meetings are open to the public, and current health/safety guidelines will be followed.


2020-09-16 14:54:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Postcards from LWC: Mounica Sudunagunta



2020-09-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Lindsey Wilson College.
Dakota Smith writes, "LWC ISP continues postcardsfromlindsey series with Mounica Sudunagunta. She is from India and the hardest adjustment she has had to make is time management. The best day on her calendar is September 8, which is her birthday. She said the most interesting place she has been is her home. Please welcome Mounica!"

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ACHS Students named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by KHEAA

By Tim Ballard, KHEAA

Frankfort, KY - Ten recent graduates from Adair County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and score at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

ACHS students who earned this honor were:
  • Ty Cheatham
  • Keaton Coomer
  • Stephen Erichsen
  • Alexander Godsey
  • Lauren Grant
  • Madelyn Harmon
  • Devon Karnes
  • Amanda Nokes
  • Elizabeth Rexroat
  • Maggie Young
These students have also earned Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards, which they can use to continue their education beyond high school. They are eligible for $2,500 per year in KEES funds for up to four years of postsecondary education.


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2020-09-16 14:47:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Peggy Janes Waggener, 81, Columbia, KY native (1939-2020)

Peggy Janes Waggener, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Glasgow State Nursing Facility in Glasgow. She was 81 years old.

A private service will be held in the Columbia Cemetery, with Bro. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial to follow.


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2020-09-16 14:40:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bobby Earl Lee, 40, Lebanon, KY (1980-2020)

Bobby Earl Lee passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Springview Hospital in Lebanon, KY. He was 40 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Salem Cemetery in Casey County.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-8:00pm and continue on Saturday morning at the funeral home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2020-09-16 14:35:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Budget Committee Meeting

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Budget Committee will meet at 8:30amCT on Friday, September 18, 2020, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square Columbia, KY.

The public is invited to attend. Masks will be required due to the Governor's restrictions.


2020-09-16 14:31:38 | Comments | Printable version

Vicki Leibeck-Owsley's friend calls for support

Just over a year after Adair County High School English teacher and Academic Team Coach Vicki Leibeck-Owsley represented Adair County High School on Jeopardy! she is battling for her life against pancreatic cancer.

Her family, friends and coworkers are battling alongside her, finding ways to help as they pray for her healing. Vicki's friend Kathryn Gray Tabb took to social media and posted the requests below, letting everyone know specific ways they may help. She also started a GoFundMe page, the link is below, to help raise funds to take care of what insurance will not.


Kathryn writes, "Hey there! While I would love to spend my time and space posting about a life WELL lived that deserves all the celebration in the world, sadly, we live in a country where trying to survive cancer is really expensive, and the noble profession of teaching doesn't pay well enough to prevent it from being crippling debt.


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2020-09-16 09:05:40 | Comments | Printable version

Vehicle Registration Grace Period ending soon

By Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

According to data released by the Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing numerous vehicle registrations in Adair County remain unpaid beyond their original expiration date. And time is running out for those vehicle owners to pay their registration and taxes without incurring a penalty.

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet granted a grace period for vehicle and vessel registrations and disable parking placards administered by county clerks or the Cabinet. That window, which was created to ease the burden on those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue with no penalties through the close of business on October 6.

However, beginning October 7, any unpaid registration or placard due at the end of September or earlier will be considered past due and Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing will issue penalties for the entire overdue period. That means registrations due at the end of March will have seven months of penalties tacked onto the original bill.

Registrations can be renewed in Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer's office, Monday-Friday 8amCT to 4pmCT and Saturdays 8amCT to NoonCT.

When renewing your registration, be sure to bring:


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2020-09-16 08:10:11 | Comments | Printable version

Sept. 20-26 is Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has proclaimed Sept. 20-26 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to encourage farmers and farm workers to put safety first at all times. The theme for this year's safety week is "Every Farmer Counts."

"Farmers face a variety of risks in the course of their work, from machinery accidents, chemical exposure, unruly livestock, grain bin entrapment, severe weather, and many others," Commissioner Quarles said. "In Kentucky, we have made great strides to mitigate these risks to make farming safer than ever before. But one farm fatality is one too many. Every farmer counts. When we lose a farmer, it's not just the farmer who is affected - family members, employees, and business partners all suffer. Whether you are on the farm, on the road, or in the home, please take that extra step to protect yourself and those around you."

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center reported that 12 Kentuckians engaged in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting died on the job in 2019, compared with 14 in 2018 and 50 in 1995.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) operates a Farm & Home Safety Program that provides educational resources and training to ensure the safety of farmers and their families.


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2020-09-16 08:06:08 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS monthly Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting

By Troy W. Young, Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School will have its regularly scheduled monthly Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting at 4pmCT on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in the library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.

The meeting is open to the public. Healthy at work guidelines will be followed.


2020-09-16 08:03:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Green Co. Grand Jury returns indictments Fri 11 Sept 2020

Indictments brought against 5 individuals from Pikeville, Columbia, Mt. Olivet, and Greensburg, KY, on charges including assault, wanton endangerment, possession, stalking, theft, and lottery influence.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

Download the indictments here: 2020-09-16-Green-Indictments (PDF, 2.1MB)


2020-09-16 06:30:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mildred Joyce Withers, 92, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2020)

Mildred Joyce Withers of Russell Springs passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at her residence. She was 92 years old.

The funeral service for Mildred Joyce Withers will be held at NoonCT on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating and special music by Esther Hadley, Shirley Grider & Steve Stapp. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Saturday at the church.


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2020-09-16 06:23:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY receives more than $35M to support opioid response

By Susan Dunlap

Frankfort, KY - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has received a $35.4 million federal grant to support the continued work of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE).

The two-year State Opioid Response (SOR) grant, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths.


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2020-09-16 06:20:32 | Comments | Printable version

CU ranked in top 100 best regional universities south category

By Amber Meade

Campbellsville, KY - For the eighth year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the best Regional Universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released September 14, 2020.

According to the U.S. News & World Report website to make valid comparisons, schools are grouped by academic mission into 10 distinct rankings. Regional Universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and some master's degree programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. They ranked them in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West.

Campbellsville University continues to improve with consecutive ratings in the top 100 Best Regional Universities in the South.


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2020-09-16 06:19:03 | Comments | Printable version

Governor's Tuesday update: Positivity rate below 4%

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"I will start by telling you one of the most exciting things about our COVID report is that today we are now under a 4% positivity rating," the Governor said. "That is moving in the right direction at a time when we are giving guidance, especially to school systems, about how to at least get back to a hybrid model starting on Sept. 28."

As of 4 p.m. Sept. 15, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 58,000 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 745 of which were newly reported Tuesday. Ninety-five of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 27 days old.

"While those are more cases than we would like to see based on significant tests and testing that we are continuing on our day-to-day basis, our positivity rate is now under 4% again, just barely," the Governor said.


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2020-09-16 06:17:25 | Comments | Printable version

Homecoming at Egypt Christian Church, Sun 20 Sept 2020

By W. M. Feese, Jr.

Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Rd. Columbia will be celebrating 144 years in existence this Sunday, September 20, 2020, with two morning services at 9:30amCT and 10:45amCT.

There will be singing by special guests Bill Souder and His Heart Quartet in both services.

Due to Covid-19 there will be no meal but both services will provide spiritual enlightenment as we enjoy great gospel music presented by this group. Everyone is welcomed.


2020-09-16 06:11:58 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 80F

It's currently 62F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog until around 8amCT. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 80F and light and variable wind.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 63F and light northeast wind.

Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 80F and northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Thursday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 56F and north wind around 8 mph.


2020-09-16 06:09:01 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 16, 2020

Strength of character
pushes one to make things right
even as end nears.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 16 September 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3291


2020-09-16 06:06:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 16 Sep 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 2 events Circuit Court. 71 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 45 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 46 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 89 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-09-16 06:05:49 | Comments | Printable version

COVID-19 update: 33 new cases in LCDHD added

By Amy Tomlinson

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 33 today: Adair: 5; Cumberland: 2; Green: 6; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 7; Russell: 3; Taylor: 8; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.014. This means our total case count is projected to double every 48.64 days. The new cases include:

Adair: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Adair: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic


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2020-09-16 00:56:05 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Food Pantry Serves 300 Families

By George Kolbenschlag

Adair Countians are generous folks and our local food pantries and those they serve benefit from that generosity.

The largest of Adair’s food pantries began as a project of the Columbia Christian Church “Fifteen or twenty years ago years ago” according to present pantry treasurer, Robert Flowers. The late Ivy Collins French organized the pantry and the Christian Church hosted it from the church basement. It rapidly outgrew that location and was relocated to it its present home in a separate building at Columbia United Methodist Church.

That pantry is the largest, but not the only local food pantry. Several other charitable organizations, including Trinity United Methodist church and Joy Ministries also provide food to local residents.


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2020-09-16 00:27:22 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 16
Happy Anniversary, Paul and Janet Novielli (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Doss (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christine Rice (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davis Pickett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald R. Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Chandler Wisdom | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eddie Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Heather Grigsby (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.D. Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Quinn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerri Jeffries | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Mary Perkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robyn Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Bradshaw | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tommy Joe Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tommy Young | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Ray Burton, Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ret. Master Sgt. Jason Cisco, Campbellsville, KY (1973-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Allene Kelsay Robertson, Adair Co., KY, native (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Burton, Taylor Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bentley Scott Rood, infant, Taylor Co, KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Gladys Susan Berry Pruitt, Green Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Murray, , Adair Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laura Ella Sharpe, Adair County, KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Peggy E. Bishop, Green Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Peggy E. Bishop, Green Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Hoosier, Taylor Co., KY, (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Wayne Howard, Breeding, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Davidson Burton, Adair County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Morgan, Casey County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Jim Wesley, Columbia, KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Gifford, Casey County, KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Jean Scott, 76, Burkesville, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Merle Cox, Taylor County, KY (1936 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Moss Marcum, Adair County, KY, Green County, KY native (1916-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delmer W. Lee, Creelsboro, Russell Co., KY native (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Bjalobok, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2015)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arlo Johnson, 75, Russell Co., KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Coffman, Casey County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Phillip Harper, Monroe Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Wright, 76, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur (Art) Bean, Glensfork, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Billy Lucian Squires, 73, Green Co., KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian Kelly Doss, 46, Columbia, KY (1969-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Richard Perkins, Taylor Co., Adair native (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessica Harpin, 33, Casey County, KY (1982-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diann Long, Casey Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Dale Parke, 47, Metcalfe Co., KY (1969-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice Burton Cowan, Adair County, KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Greer, 60, Clementsville, KY (1957-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JoAnn Scott Hildebrand, 75, Green County, KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louvina Judd Geralds, 89, Adair Co., formerly of Green Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
NoonCTServices for Mitchell Cheatham, 59, formerly of Columbia, KY (1961-2020) | (ID:60987, Comment)
7:00pmCTKY 206 in Adair Co. to be temporarily closed overnight for bridge work | (ID:60997, Comment)

 



























 
 
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