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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Gov. Beshear's Wednesday update

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

The Governor also was joined Wednesday by state Rep. Charles Booker and J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Governor’s executive cabinet, to respond to questions about the grand jury report into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.

The Governor acknowledged that he could not control the decision made, but did call for more information to be released and committed to listening, hearing and doing more.


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2020-09-23 19:54:19 | Comments | Printable version

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Larry Allen Morgan, 58, Columbia, KY (1962-2020)



2020-09-23 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
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Agape House Diaper Give-Away, Sat 26 Sept 2020

By Sharon Payne, Director
Agape House PRC

The Agape House PRC will have a Drive-thru-Diaper-and-Wipes Give-Away. This will be held from 8:30amCT to 11amCT this Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 363 Office Park Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, KY.

If you know someone in need of diapers and wipes, please have them to come by.

Everyone will be asked to stay in their cars, and the products will be brought to them.


2020-09-23 19:30:54 | Comments | Printable version

City of Columbia announces Halloween plans

From the Office of Mayor Pam Hoots

The City of Columbia will be having Halloween activities. On Friday, October 30, 2020, the City encourages businesses on the Square to dress up, and to send the pictures to the City of Columbia Municipal Government Facebook page for posting.

If businesses want to have candy available, they are to use COVID guidelines for distribution. Orange light bulbs and lighting can be used to decorate your homes.

We will have two food trucks set up in the city parking lot on the corner of Merchant and Campbellsville Streets. They will be there starting at lunchtime.

The Columbia City Police will be releasing hours for Halloween trick or treating for Saturday, October 31, 2020.


2020-09-23 19:28:33 | Comments | Printable version

Celebration of Life for Sheila Price, Sat 26 Sept 2020

Sheila Denise Dunbar Price of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her residence. She was 61 years old.

Mrs. Price chose cremation, and a Celebration of Life service is scheduled from NoonCT to 5pmCT on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at at 64 Kay Dunbar Rd. Columbia, KY. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary: Sheila Price, 61, Columbia, KY (1958-2020)


2020-09-23 19:23:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Larry Allen Morgan, 58, Columbia, KY (1962-2020)

Larry Allen Morgan of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at his home. He was 58 years old.

Visitation will be held from 3:30pmCT until 6pmCT on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Cremation will follow the visitation.

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


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2020-09-23 19:15:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lillie Irene Roark, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1950-2020)

Lillie Irene Roark of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at her residence. She was 69 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Asberry and Bro. Shane Gaskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Cold Springs Cemetery in Casey County.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Friday morning until time for the service 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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2020-09-23 19:11:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

COVID-19 update from Judge Executive Cowan

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

9/22/2020 Update - I was afraid our update wasn't going to be good since it was getting late and no information. I was right.

Per the Lake Cumberland District Health Department we have 8 new cases of COVID19 to report. We had 0 released today.

W have now had 314 total cases with 272 recovered and 19 deaths.

We have 23 active cases, all on home isolation.

We have no one in the hospital at this time. These numbers are concerning with school starting back to in person classes this week, as 9 of our active cases are age 20 or under.

Please explain to your children the importance of wearing your mask, washing your hands, and social distancing.


2020-09-23 15:16:53 | Comments | Printable version

Creason to lead Sept. 30 chapel service at CU

By Scarlett Birge

Campbellsville, KY - Trent Creason, director of student activities, is overseeing Outdoor Week at Campbellsville University and will speak at the Wednesday, September 30, 2020, chapel service at 10amET as part of the event.

The service will be available to watch live online at http://www.facebook.com/campbellsvilleuniversity or www.wlcutv.com, as well as on Comcast channel 10 and digital channel 15.1 on TV.

Outdoor Week is an annual event held by Campbellsville University to encourage students to enjoy nature by engaging in various outdoor activities.


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2020-09-23 15:05:50 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Public Library announces new hours

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair County Public Library will have new hours beginning Monday, October 5, 2020. New hours will be Monday through Friday from 8amCT until 5pmCT, and Saturdays from 8amCT until NoonCT.

We will still be taking appointments for browsing, computer use, virtual learning, faxing and copy service.

Curbside service is still available for anyone.

Wi-Fi is on from 6amCT until 9pmCT each day. You can access Wi-Fi from our parking lot.


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2020-09-23 15:02:25 | Comments | Printable version

Loretta Sharp, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2020)

Loretta Sharp of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. She was 89 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. John Stilts. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 2pmET on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-09-23 11:27:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New hours at Adair County Adult Education

By Alissa Barnes

Adair County Adult Education, 969 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY, has new hours. We are now open:
  • Mondays from 8amCT to 4pmCT
  • Tuesdays from 8amCT to 5pmCT
  • Wednesday from 8amCT to 5pmCT
  • Thursdays from 8amCT to 4pmCT
If necessary, we can come in on a Friday to accommodate your schedule.

Also, MANY things can now be done from home, including taking the actual GED test. We have laptops that can be loaned out for testing or for remote learning. Now is a GREAT time to take advantage of time at home in order to earn your GED! Please call us at 270-384-1741.


2020-09-23 10:37:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KSP: 2 escape from Hardin Co. center

By Trooper Scotty R. Sharp

Elizabethtown, KY - Kentucky State Police and the Hardin County Detention Center is requesting the publics assistance in locating two escaped inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center substance abuse program annex. At approximately 11:30 P.M. ET, Kentucky State Police was notified after discovering two inmates, Carl Steven Brooks and John Thomas Tinsley, Jr., missing from the HCDC annex.

Brooks, 33, is described as a white male standing 5' 10" and weighing 182 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Thomas, 25, is described as white male standing 5' 9" and weighing 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Both Brooks and Thomas were being held on probation violations. Brooks' last listed address was in the Brandenburg area of Meade County. Tinsley's last listed address was in the Radcliff area.

The public is asked not to approach Brooks or Thomas if located. Anyone with information about Brooks or Thomas is ask to contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078 or by dialing 911.


2020-09-23 10:31:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Vernon Eugene (Fireball) Bass, 84, Green Co., KY native (1936-2020)

Vernon Eugene "Fireball" Bass passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at his home. He was 84 years old.

The funeral services for Vernon Eugene "Fireball" Bass will be conducted at 1pmCT on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Mike Riley officiating. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Green County.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 7pmCT on Thursday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 7amCT on Friday until the time of the funeral service.


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2020-09-23 08:07:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sheila K. Coffman, 46, Liberty, KY (1973-2020)

Sheila K. Coffman of Liberty passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She was 46 years old.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1pmET on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Lanhamtown Cemetery, with Brother Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Lanhamtown Cemetery.


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2020-09-23 08:03:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Prayers requested for Betty Jane Gorin Smith

From Betty Jane Gorin Smith

"As many know already, I lost my husband, Gordon Smith, to Covid Pneumonia on September 20, 2020. I was exposed to him; therefore, I can make no arrangements for his funeral at this time.

It will be held sometime in October. An obituary will be in the newspaper before his service. Please say a prayer that I will remain Covid free."


2020-09-23 07:32:24 | Comments | Printable version

ACMS Special Called SBDM Council meeting, Thu 24 Sept

By Rodney Morgeson, Principal
Adair County Middle School

Adair County Middle School will hold a special called SBDM Council meeting at 3:30pmCT on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the cafeteria at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY.


2020-09-23 06:23:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Mostly sunny again today, high 72F

It's currently 56F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for patchy fog until about 7amCT. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 72F and light and variable wind.

Tonight will be mostlyi cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4amCT. The overnight low will be around 56F with calm wind.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70F and a 40 percent chance of showers. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night will remain mostly cloudy, with a continued 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1amCT. The overnight low will be around 58F, with light east wind.


2020-09-23 06:19:49 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 23, 2020

One’s best performance
may only come by firelight,
surrounded by friends.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 23 September 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3298


2020-09-23 06:12:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 23 Sep 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 35 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 53 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 8 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 75 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-09-23 06:11:31 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 23
Happy Anniversary, Floyd and Sharon Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Julie and Jon Brockman (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ben Holt (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Knifley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Klingberg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Destiny Mae Stephens (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Devin Richardson (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donovan Furkins (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Redmon (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harlie Pelston (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenzie Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keri Beth Rowe (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lesha Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitzi Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Preston James Wisdom | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue McGowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Hodges Robertson (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Troy Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Brayleigh Jo and Braylynn Carol Hargrove (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zavien Williams (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jetha J. Dunbar, Nancy, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elwin Lee Martin, Jr., Campbellsville, KY (1940-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Jack Collins, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Frances Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dannie D. Cox, Taylor Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry G. Vest, Casey Co., KY (1942 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy C. Sneed, Adair Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Sizemore Keltner, Adair County, (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Valerie Ovena White Green Co., KY (1932-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles E. Taylor, 93, Casey County, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Bottoms Newton Thompson, Taylor Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Hugh R. Smith, Russell County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gwen Roach Perkins Agle Cumberland Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roger Dale Antle, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertrude Gosser, Russell County, KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Joyce Akin Bryant. Green County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alta Mae Wooldridge, Russell County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Ray Melson, 63, Adair County, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JoAnn Roy Wallace, 84, Casey Co., KY (1931-2016 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bob) Koester, 88, Adair Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Milton Keith Ennis, 82, Edmonton, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Carl Davis, Dunnville, Casey County, KY native (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Squires Hodges, 87, Green Co., KY native (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Eastridge, 74, Campbellsville, KY (1942-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Bright Wilson, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martin (Toby) Edwards, Liberty, KY (1942-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, V. H. Gasaway, 76, formerly of Russell Co., KY (1942-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTBack to school begins face-to-face in Adair County tomorrow | (ID:61006, Comment)
11:30amCTColumbia City Council Special Called Meeting | (ID:61021, Comment)

 



























 
 
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