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Governor urges action as weekly cases again hit record high

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday asked all Kentuckians to recommit to following safety guidelines as Kentucky again set a record for cases reported in one week. Today's report also represented the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday.

"Coronavirus is present in every corner of the commonwealth and it's spreading at a truly alarming rate," the Governor said. "This is not a drill; this is a health emergency that we all need to take seriously. Let's come together as Team Kentucky to defeat this virus."

Gov. Beshear reminded community leaders, schools, businesses and residents in the state's hardest hit areas to follow the Red Zone Reduction Recommendations. Thursday's red zone counties should follow the recommendations Monday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 22.


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2020-11-15 19:58:23 | Comments | Printable version

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Levi Wesley (L.W.) Hagan, 81, Adair Co., KY native (1939-2020)



2020-11-15 - Glasgow, KY - Photo courtesy Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.
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Levi Wesley (L.W.) Hagan, 81, Adair Co., KY native (1939-2020)

Levi Wesley "L.W." Hagan of Glasgow passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at his residence. He was 81 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, 801 North Race St., Glasgow, KY, with burial to follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 3pmCT on Monday at the funeral home. For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/hatchersaddler.

In keeping with the Governor's recommendations for safety during funeral and memorial services, the number of attendees in the funeral home at any given time will be limited; no food permitted in the lounge; social distancing will be necessary; and face coverings are required.


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2020-11-15 19:54:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Michael Merritt Lawless, 64, Liberty, KY (1955-2020)

Michael Merritt Lawless passed away on Friday November 13, 2020, at his residence. He was 64 years old.

No visitation or services are planned.


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2020-11-15 19:46:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Poetry by Robert Stone

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Robert, that is a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.
Comments re: Poetry by Robert Stone: No longer present keep


2020-11-15 19:42:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mila Hope Stapp Hopper, 89, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2020)

Mila Hope Stapp Hopper of Russell Springs passed away on November 13, 2020. She was 89 years old.

A celebration of life will be held at 11amCT on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Interment will be in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery with Josh and Ben Tarter; and Adam, Garrett, Kaden, and Gabe Williams serving as pallbearers.

A walk-through, socially distanced, and mask-mandatory visitation will take place at the Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, on Monday, November 16, from 5pmCT to 7pmCT.


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2020-11-15 12:23:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: The best cartoons

Marie Freeman writes:
Popeye, Mighty Mouse, Mr. Magoo :-) Bullwinkle. And of course 'I Say, I Say...' Foghorn Leg Horn. The best rooster of the 50s and 60s!
Comments re: Kentucky Color: Late Autumn and Early Winter


2020-11-15 11:57:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Brian Keith Powers, 55, Liberty, KY (1965-2020)

Brian Keith Powers of Liberty passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at his residence. He was 55 years old.

Funeral services will be held privately at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, with Bro. Loren Pennington officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Casey County Honor Guard.


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2020-11-15 11:53:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Eventis Warren, 77, Knifley, KY (1943-2020)

Eventis Warren of Knifley passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his residence. He was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Robinson Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Thursday morning until time for the funeral at the funeral home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2020-11-15 11:50:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Grocery Store on the Corner, 1914-1942

By JIM

By 1914, the venerable Creel Building had stood on the exit corner of Campbellsville Street and the Square for nearly a century and had housed myriad business operations, including the Adair County News in its infancy, the short lived Citizens Bank, and perhaps most (in)famously, the Winfrey Hotel, ground zero of the 1873 cholera outbreak in Adair County.

In the summer of 1914, the Garrison Bros. moved their grocery store from the west corner of the public square to "the brick building in the north-east corner of the square, owned by Mr. Jas. T. Page and formerly occupied by Mr. Henry Ingram."

Bert Epperson bought out the brothers Garrison toward the end of 1916, and almost exactly three years later, ads began appearing for the firm of Keene & Hoy (sic; should be Hay), "successors to Bert Epperson," stating they were "doing business at the same stand" as Mr. Epperson had. The two new proprietors were Clarence Elmer Keen(e) and James T. Hay.


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2020-11-15 08:45:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Kentucky Color: Late Autumn and Early Winter

By Billy Joe Fudge

Then there is that drooped eyelids, lifted chin, toothy smirked, I'm smarter than you, sardonic grin of that waskly wabbit, Bugs Bunny which brings back memories of late Autumn and early Winter Saturday mornings.

As an only child, farm boy growing up on a dairy farm in the midst of The Great Wooded South, I remember getting to sleep in and have some much needed R&R on some Saturday mornings. After the tobacco was stripped, Dad and Hollis Gilpin, Murrell Reed, Frank Paxton, Garon Parrish, Allen Phelps, Rollin Coomer or some other local hunter would be "bird hunting" on Saturdays and I would get a little cartoon time in on some of those mornings.

Of course, Bugs Bunny was one of a historic lineup on Saturday morning in the late 50's and early 60's! Can you name some of them?


2020-11-15 08:43:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Poetry by Robert Stone: No longer present keep

No longer present keep: a sonnet of life going on
From rising to the setting of the sun
your travel short or long is your own choice,
from stay in place to seek adventure fun,
from much rejoicing loud to silenced voice.

The solitary fisher in his boat,
a scattering of birds in search of food,
debris not washed away and still afloat,
these shoreline sights enhance your morning mood.

Some workers hustling clocking in and out,
a line of customers unfazed by wait,
the locals living life yet go about,
these city circumstances fascinate.

As every day and time and place arrive
no longer present keep my heart alive.

-Robert Stone, 11 November 2020


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LCDHD: Difficult week, Adair still Red-Critical

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief for 11/14/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

This has been our most difficult week since the onset of the outbreak. As of today, we have a record number of active cases, 985. This is 234 more than last Saturday. At both the state on the local level we experienced a record number of new cases. We add 866 new cases this week, compared to 631 last week. We also experienced 11 deaths this week. Also, our hospitalization rate of 6.79 means that about 1 out of every 15 cases will become hospitalized.

The surge is so great at the moment, the health department is falling behing on case investigations and contact tracing. As of today, we are 2 to 4 days behind. We are also behind in entering data into the state system causing the numbers the new cases the Governor reports and the number of counties he reports as being in the "red-critical" range of community-spread is off. Even still, with the numbers we can verify locally we have nine of our district's ten counties in the "red-critical" range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne. This leaves only McCreary in the "orange-accelerated" range.

We call upon our citizens and community leaders to step-up your efforts in regards to COVID-19. Please don't wait until one of your loved ones dies or is hospitalized to take this seriously. Please, let's all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.


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2020-11-15 08:38:53 | Comments | Printable version

The Pastor's Blog: Holidays in the midst of COVID-19

"...In our disappointments in not being able to do Thanksgiving and Christmas in the same way "we've always done them," we will discover new and fulfilling ways of putting the "eyes and ears, hands and feet of Jesus" to our faith during this very special season.

By Dr. John E. Chowning

Senior Pastor, Saloma Baptist Church, Campbellsville, KY

The months of November and December in the year 2020 promise to be very challenging and different than what most of us have experienced.

These months feature two of the primary holidays of the year. First, we come to the annual celebration of the secular holiday of Thanksgiving - scheduled for November 26 this year.

On Sunday, November 29, we move into the Advent Season when we begin our annual time of preparation for the annual celebration of the coming of the Messiah - a time of preparation and anticipation to remember his first coming as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago.


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2020-11-15 06:36:24 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 15, 2020

Threat of more extreme
may cause unjust to permit
what not to their taste.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 15 November 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3351


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COVID-19: how long are we contagious

COVID-19: The Lake Cumberland District Health Department representatives regularly answer questions from the communities in Adair * Casey * Clinton * Cumberland * Green * McCreary * Pulaski * Russell * Taylor and * Wayne Counties in regular Zoom meetings. One Q&A follows:

Q: ...On determining isolation based on symptom onset - I have read research that indicates a person is more likely to be contagious early on (even prior to showing symptoms, one reason to wear masks), but everything I have read suggests that a person may no longer be contagious 10 days after symptoms are resolved...

A: It has been ascertained from several studies that most people with mild to moderate disease are no longer contagious after the 10th day from symptom onset, providing they have not had a fever for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. Severe disease may prolong viral shedding and hence the CDC recommends a 20 day isolation period - and of course the person has to be improving.


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Phillip Coffey: No Grocery Cart

NO GROCERY CART By Phillip Coffey
With haste yesterday exiting 'C-ville' Walmart.
So many un-masked people - not to be adored.
To use a facility - for me no required grocery cart.
Please use common sense - Pandemic can't be ignored.

Retrieving my wits - silently intuitively I disappear.
Listening to the doorman - 'mask can't be required.'
Wisdom of ages - calamity draws nearer.
'Love thy neighbor' - Christ to be followed.


2020-11-15 06:12:32 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Wonderful to see Bobby and Wanda Beard

Levi Pember writes:
November 14, 2020

Wonderful to see Bobby & Wanda out and about - and Bobby's trademark smile!

Letter is in response to the picture of Bobby and Wanda Beard on CM this week


2020-11-15 05:59:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 15
Happy Anniversary, Chris and Jessica Abrell (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alexis Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen Glass | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Lawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Morris (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryce Russell (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlie M. Crawhorn (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Kelsay (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Young, Bonnie Lawhorn's twin (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cromer Martin Shive (1910) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Lieske | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Everett Ezra Long (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Cionko | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Popplewell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayla Green | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kendall Melton (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kimberly Slaven | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Christian Ashbrook | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maghan Riggleman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Louis Pyles (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, McKenna Reid | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reta Corbin Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, T. J. Wheeler (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Thomas Sears | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Hammond (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Morgeson (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buford R. (Smitty) Smith, Adair Co., KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roy C. Miller, 78, Russell Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, McKinley Ray Carpenter, 72, Casey Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margarete Beard Neat, Casey Co., KY; Adair Co., KY native (1916-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Clemontine Thompson, Green Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cuvier S. Scott, 100, Adair Co., KY (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Nelda Lafawn Philpot Nettles, Cumberland Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Barnett, Taylor Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Eads Pevely, Casey County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda K. Spieker, Adair County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Foster, Adair County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darren Thomas Moore, Adair County, KY (1978-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Gene Blankenship, Taylor County, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Aria (Ara) Mullins, 97, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Marie Coons, 60, Russell Co., KY (1955-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret McIntyre Kimbler, 74, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland native (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Fay Lawless, 66, Russell County, KY/Adair Co., KY native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Burke, Jr., Liberty, KY (1966-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josh Cochran, 25, Taylor County, KY (1988-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Lawless Ashbrook, 74, Russell County, KY (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Della Daugherty Snedaker, 73, Cumberland County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hattie Lois Clark (1897-1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Margaret Bryant Grider (1846-1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nona Marie Grider Cook (1924-1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stuart Craig Hare (1975-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2020
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2:00pmCTServices for Anna Rose Grant Wells, 72, Adair Co., KY (1948-2020) | (ID:61182, Comment)

 



























 
 
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