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Tribute To Larry Rodgers

The Adair County Basketball program is heart-broken with the loss of Larry Rodgers. He was an important person to the program, community, and myself personally. His passing and legacy should be acknowledge in a very public and transparent manner.

When I was interviewing for this job, Coach Breeze made it a point to take and introduce me to Larry. He immediately treated Breeze and I like his own children. We are internally grateful for what he did for us. Larry and I spent so many hours out at dinner, the A frame loft, or in the gym discussing basketball, the community, or one of his many adventures. I told his daughters for someone to take a stranger, put him under his wing, speaks volumes about the person he was.

Finally, he loved his Indians and Lady Indians! The support and help he gave to the kids of this community cannot be measured. He loved his softball team and all of his former players. His prized possessions were his brothers and daughters. A conversation did not pass that he did not brag on them. Please support his family during this time, and please be thankful for all he did! Goodbye, Larry. I am going to miss you my friend!

With Love and Gratitude,
Coach Daniel Hedges


2020-10-08 17:58:32 | Comments | Printable version

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William (Bill) Taylor, 81, Liberty, KY (1939-2020)



2020-10-08 - Liberty, KY - Photo courtesy Bartle Funeral Home.
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William (Bill) Taylor, 81, Liberty, KY (1939-2020)

William Lee "Bill" Taylor of Liberty, KY passed away on Thursday October 8, 2020, at the Casey County Hospital. He was 81 years old.

Funeral Services will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Ryan Lawless officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 10:30amET on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

For the health and respect of the family please follow all rules for social distancing. Due to State Mandate, masks will be required for the funeral and visitation.


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2020-10-08 17:55:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Men's Basketball Picked to finish 8th in MSC

By Christopher Coombs

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the Mid-South Conference during the 2019-20 campaign, the conference office announced Thursday.

The Blue Raiders received 47 total points from the head coaches in the MSC as they were not allowed to vote for their teams in the poll. Last season the Blue Raiders produced a 17-14 overall record including a 6-10 mark in the MSC.


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2020-10-08 17:51:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Kentucky working to reduce roadway crashes

By Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY - To help drivers and passengers remember the importance of seat belt use and other safe driving practices, Kentucky is promoting Operation Crash Reduction (OCR).

The operation runs from Oct. 9 through Oct. 12 with a goal of saving lives and preventing injuries due to traffic crashes. During this time, law enforcement will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign, with an emphasis on seat belt use.

"As a driver, you're not alone on the road, so you can't prevent every possible collision. But you can ensure that every time you get in the car, you are as safe as possible if a crash happens," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "Put your phone down and buckle up."

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), state and local law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are teaming up to support the operation.


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2020-10-08 17:50:15 | Comments | Printable version

Mary Lou Skipworth, 75, Burkesville, KY (1945-2020)

Mary Lou Skipworth of Burkesville passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital. She was 75 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10amCT on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial to follow in the Williams Cemetery in Clay County, TN.

The family requests visitation on Friday, Oct. 9th, 2020 from 4pmCT until 9pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


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2020-10-08 17:48:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

He also condemned an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

"This is not an isolated incident. Here in Kentucky, I was hung in effigy just yards from where we are standing on your Capitol grounds. Another man who made threats against me and Kentucky State Police was arrested at his home, where he was making grenades," said Gov. Beshear. "These groups are not freedom fighters, they are terrorists."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Oct. 8, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 77,455 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 884 of which were newly reported Thursday. One hundred and eight of the newly reported cases were from children ages 0-18, of which 32 were children ages 0-5.

"This is about 20 cases less than we had this day last week. It's about 200 more than we had in the two preceding weeks before that," said Gov. Beshear. "It gives you an idea again that even excluding some of the backlog cases that came in yesterday we are unfortunately on track to have the single largest week thus far in this epidemic."


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2020-10-08 17:45:21 | Comments | Printable version

Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run, Sat 24 Oct 2020

Toys for Tots will be having a Motorcycle Run fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The cost is $20 per bike or a new, unwrapped toy.

Registration will begin at 9:30amCT at Anderson's Pizza, 1411 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY, with kickstands up at 11amCT.

T-shirts will be available for just $10 while supplies last, and there will be raffle items too.

All riders and bikes are welcome. For additional information, contact Janel Doyle, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at 270-792-8441 or Brandon Branham, Templar Knights of Columbia, at 270-634-7128.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.


2020-10-08 15:44:10 | Comments | Printable version

Face masks should be worn properly

By Joyce M. Coomer

Face masks and social distancing are two effective ways to avoid conracting COVID-19. However, unless face masks are worn properly, they might as not be utilized.

It is VERY, VERY IMPORTANT that the nose be covered, as well as the mouth, otherwise there is little protection for either the person wearing the mask or anyone within 15 to 20 feet of them.

Please keep this in mind.


2020-10-08 13:14:34 | Comments | Printable version

Ural (Haney) Sneed, 83, Breeding, KY (1937-2020)

Ural "Haney" Sneed of the Breeding Community passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the Cumberland County Hospital. He was 83 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Moore Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday from 10amCT to 12:30pmCT at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.

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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2020-10-08 13:12:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Annex building closed on Saturday for deep cleaning

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Annex building will be closed Saturday, October 10, 2020, for deep cleaning due to COVID exposure and will not be open to the public. We will reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020, at regular business hours.


2020-10-08 13:06:21 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD Monthly Board Meeting

By Jennifer Carter

The Columbia/Adair Utilities District will hold its monthly board meeting electronically at 4:30pmCT today, Thursday, October 8, 2020. This meeting will not be open to the public, but anyone wanting to listen to the meeting may join by phone by calling (toll free) 877-853-5257 with meeting ID 977 2587 8565#.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-10-08 08:08:54 | Comments | Printable version

Two TJ Health Columbia Lab Pre-Draw dates next week

There are still two days of TJ Health Columbia LAB Pre-Draw dates for 2020: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 & 14, 2020, 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.

You must pre-register, either online at www.tjregionalhealth.org, or by calling 270.384.4753.


2020-10-08 07:26:37 | Comments | Printable version

ISP International Marketplace Series

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By Dakota Smith

Today, ISP hosted their second "International Marketplace Series," with 5 countries from South America and Central America including Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, and Venezuela.

Our lovely students spent all day yesterday and all morning preparing empanadas from each of their countries for us to taste, and they were delicious! As we ate, our students from each country provided information such as tourist attractions, government issues, and flag meanings.

Thank you to our South American students! Join us October 21 for our Uganda presentation!


2020-10-08 07:13:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Deadline to request an absentee ballot is Friday

If you want to vote absentee in the upcoming General Election, you have only today and tomorrow to request your ballot by mail. Any Kentuckians who is concerned about in-person voting due to the coronavirus can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election.

There are two ways to request an absentee ballot:
  • Online: Visit GoVoteKy.com. The deadline for online requests is Friday, October 9, 2020, at 11:59pmET.
  • By phone: call the Adair County Clerk's office at 270-384-2801; the deadline to call is Friday, October 9, 2020, at 4pmCT
Ballots can be returned by mail or they may be dropped in the Ballot Drop-Off Box located in the Adair County Clerk's Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 3, Columbia, during normal business hours: Mon-Fri 8amCT to 4pmCT, and Saturdays from 8amCT to NoonCT.


2020-10-08 06:30:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Carol Perkins: Day trip to Green River Lake

Previous Column: I should have known better

By Carol Perkins

My Sunday drive with my mother took us to the Green River Lake State Park and other points along the lake. Having never been there and hearing my Greensburg and Campbellsville friends talk about the area, I headed that direction.

What we saw was beyond beautiful. We took the first entrance off Hwy 55 between Greensburg and Campbellsville and spotted water through the trees. Picnic tables lined the banks high above the lake and several people were enjoying the sunny day. We crossed the bridge, circled, and came back to the main road until we came to a sign for the marina.

Following that road, we discovered an area where hundreds of houseboats lined the dock. I had no idea how popular this lake was. We drove as close to the marina as possible, examining the beautiful boats and wondering if the owners were inside for the final day of the weekend.


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2020-10-08 06:21:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Patricia J. Harris, 85, Center, KY (1934-2020)

Patricia J. Harris of Center passed away on October 5, 2020, at T J Samson Hospital. She was 85 years old.

Cremation was chosen, and no services will be held at this time.


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2020-10-08 05:59:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Increasing clouds today, high 80F

It's currently 54F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for areas of fog before 8amCT. Otherwise, we'll see increasing clouds today, with a high near 80F and light and variable wind.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 56F and east wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80F and light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Friday night will be cloudy, with showers likely after 2amCT. The overnight low will be around 61F with south wind 5 to 8 mph.


2020-10-08 05:52:53 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 8, 2020

When being punished,
a human should not kneel to
anyone but God.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 8 October 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3313


2020-10-08 05:48:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 8 Oct 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, October 8, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 1 event Circuit Court. 27 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-10-08 05:47:41 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 8
Happy Anniversary, Boon & Anita Matney (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Caitlin & Jimmy Helm (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Dustin & Jennfer Martin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Forrest & Ella Lee Wilson (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jared & Chelsea Conover (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Phillip and Dana Richard (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexander Kyle Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dona Depp Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Wayne Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Blaydes Martin (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Blaydes Shaw (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Lee Willis (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Hatcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julius Feyette Holmes (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Parker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Korey Hundley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lauren Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marketta Ann Lawless (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reagan McCalister (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sammie Jo Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tanner Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Mary Jane Bryant, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen Taylor, 83, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Taggart, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Carol Huff, Columbia, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Thomas Baldwin, Campbellsville, KY (1986-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Wade DeHart, Russell Springs, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lilburn Glyn Kelly, Greensburg, KY (1934-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul E. Bennett, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Wayne Humphrey, Burkesville, KY (1957-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Molen Corbin, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1953-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmy) Forsyth, Green Co., KY, Adair Co., KY, native (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1925 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Lee Goode, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Jo Davis, Green County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Dewey Key, Cumberland Co., KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda C. Houston, Russell Springs, KY (1965-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Wayne Scott, 66 Burkesville, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Thomas York, 85, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Warriner Loy, Russell County, KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kerry Roger Jones, 61, Knifley, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Janes, 79, Adair Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Mae Sullivan, 90, Glasgow, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Powell, 75, Louisville, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Sue Johnson Stratton Adair Co., kY native (1968-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Earl Ray, Sr., 61, Green County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Aline Froedge Whitlow, 91, Metcalfe Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vera Delphine Shaw, 77, Burkesville, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Waggener Richards, (d. May 12, 1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Murrell Blaydes (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lee John Rogers, 55, Adair County family (1964-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcus Scott Sheene, Casey Co., KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTNo school - fall break | (ID:60286, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Juanita Dowell Blankenship, 86, Columbia, KY (1933-2020) | (ID:61054, Comment)
Services for Lisa Aaron, 56, Fairplay, KY (1964-2020) | (ID:61069, Comment)
2:00pmCTEDA to open bids for road at Industrial Park | (ID:61071, Comment)
4:30pmCTCAUD Monthly Board Meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:61072, Comment)

 



























 
 
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