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Bobby Joe Smith, 78, Cumberland County, KY (1942-2020)

Bobby Joe Smith, age 78, of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital. Bobby was born on September 12, 1942 in Smithsboro, Knott County, Kentucky to the late Archie Smith and Nancy Jane Brown Smith.

He was a retired employee of General Motors in Anderson, Indiana and a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Mark Lanning, and two brothers, Dr. Edward Smith and Noah Smith.


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2020-11-16 19:56:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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OCC: The Murphy Family



2020-11-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
According to Seth Murphy, his family has been packing boxes for at least seven years. Pictured are Elizabeth Murphy, Tyler Murphy, Seth Murphy, and Kevin Murphy.

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Renita Gay Houk Jackson, 60, Metcalfe County, KY (1960-2020)

Renita Gay Houk Jackson, age 60, of Edmonton, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 in the Medical Center Bowling Green.

Renita was born July 3, 1960 to the late Bobby Joe and Shelia Hensley Houk.

Renita graduated from Metcalfe County High Schoolin 1978. She married the late William Darrell Jackson on August 30, 1991.

She was a retired radiology tech and of the Baptist faith.


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2020-11-16 19:54:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor: Additional steps will be targeted

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Kentuckians that COVID-19 continues to spread at a frightening pace within the commonwealth and across the United States.

As of this morning, two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have announced their vaccines appear to be more than 90% effective as clinical trials continue. The Governor said he hopes this great news will inspire all Kentuckians to keep fighting the virus in the months before those vaccines become widely available.

"We need everybody with this news to buckle down, to make sure you are making good decisions each and every day because people's lives depend on it," said Gov. Beshear. "If we can just get to the point where this vaccine will be widely available, we can make sure we don't lose people. We need your help. This is now a time-limited virus. So if you're tired, now you can see the end. Let's get our second wind.

"Today, we're talking about where this virus is; tomorrow, we're going to share some modeling about where we think it's going; and then on Wednesday, if we don't see a change in the numbers, we'll talk about some additional steps that we may have to take to try to get this virus under control.

"If we have to take additional steps, it will not look like what we went through in March, in April and into May. At that time, we did not have enough testing; we had almost no PPE to protect those in hospitals; we didn't know the most effective ways to treat this virus so the mortality rate was through the roof; and we didn't know as much about the spread. If we have to take additional steps, they will be more targeted."

Today, Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander also updated Kentuckians on the state's efforts against COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.


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2020-11-16 16:30:52 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Female arrested on drug charges in Tompkinsville

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to assist Tompkinsville Police with an altercation that occurred in the Sonic parking lot on November 15, 2020 at approximately 7:58pm.

48 year old Jeannie Ramos of Owensboro became disorderly after being confronted about a stolen cell phone that was in her possession. Ramos attempted to leave the parking lot in a 2011 Mazda ramming the victim's car twice almost striking the victim.

Upon arrival Trooper Allen Shirley observed Ramos being disorderly and appeared to be intoxicated. Officer Ricky Shirley utilized his canine resulting in an alert on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in smoke pipes and several small bags of suspected methamphetamine being located.


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2020-11-16 16:28:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Knifley Little League Basketball signups

By Kasey DeHart
Knifley Little League Basketball

Knifley Little League (preschool - 8th grade) & Knifley High School League (9th - 12th grade) will be having our annual sign-ups on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 5:30pmCT to 8pmCT and Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 9:30amCT to NoonCT.

Sign-ups will be held at the Knifley Fire Department Gym.

Cost is $30 per child for Little League), and $40 per child for high school.

No sign-ups will be accepted past Friday, December 11, 2020. No exceptions.


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Jacqueline (Jackie) Marcum, 43, Campbellsville, KY (1977-2020)

Mrs. Jacqueline (Jackie) Marie (Stephens) Marcum of Campbellsville, KY, passed away Sunday, November 15th, at her home. She was 43 years old.

The funeral will be held at 11amET on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 503 E. Main ST., Campbellsville, KY. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 5pmET to 8pmET on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation Services in downtown Campbellsville.


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2020-11-16 13:52:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Link for ACES SBDM Council meeting

By Sommer Brown, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School's SBDM November meeting will be held at 4pmCT on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, and is open to the public. It may be accessed with the following Google Meet link:

https://meet.google.com/tdi-mdex-uvq


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Rollin Wayne Wright, 71, Greensburg, KY (1949-2020)

Mr. Rollin Wayne Wright passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at his home in Greensburg. He was 71 years old.

Funeral services for Mr. Rollin Wayne Wright will be conducted at 11amCT on Thursday November 19, 2020 at the Greensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Bro. Benson Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery.

Walk-through visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 7pmCT on Wednesday at the church. Masks and social distancing will be required.


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2020-11-16 13:29:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACJE: Please protect yourself from infection

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

We have had 104 new COVID-19 cases in Adair County in the last week. That's just the ones we know about.

I've heard people say "the more people we test, the more cases we have". That might be true in a sense, but not really. Whether the cases are confirmed or not, we still have the cases. We have more than we know about.

I know everyone is tired of hearing it, I am too! I'm tired of saying it. But PLEASE wear your mask, social distance, stay home if you can. Adair County lost 6 people in a week. And no, not all of them had underlying health issues.

This virus is killing more people than ever!


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ACSO: Pair arrested on Methamphetamine charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, November 13, 2020, at 10:34pm, Adair County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop 19 miles north of Columbia in the Elkorn community on a 1989 Toyota truck.

During stop probable cause was developed that there was controlled substances in the vehicle. With the assistance of K-9 Nitro, a search of the vehicle was conducted, resulting in discovery of drugs and drug paraphernalia.


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2020-11-16 12:23:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACHS tutoring sessions now virtual

By Chad A. Parnell, Assistant Principal
Adair County High School

Students who have signed up for after school in-person tutoring Sessions at ACHS, will now participate in those sessions virtually to reduce the amount of person-to-person contact due to COVID-19. These sessions will be held via the Google Meet codes listed on each sign-up link at this link: www.tinyurl.com/achstutoring

After school instructors will be contacting students who have previously signed up to confirm times for the virtual tutoring sessions.

Tutoring sessions will remain virtual through December 2020 even if we return to face-to-face instruction for the regular school day.

Questions about tutoring may be directed to Tracey Pierce, ESS Coordinator, by phone at 270-384-2751 or by email at tracy.pierce@adair.kyschools.us.


2020-11-16 11:14:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Georgia-Pacific cuts ribbon on Bowling Green facility

By Crystal Staley/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear congratulated leaders from Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group as they opened their $100 million expansion in Bowling Green, a project creating 70-plus full-time jobs.

"Even in the midst of this pandemic, we are working every day to create more jobs and expand industry in Kentucky so we can emerge with more opportunities for our people," Gov. Beshear said. "This investment by Georgia-Pacific is significant and will allow for the manufacturing of quality, recognizable Dixie products that Kentuckians use every day. I want to offer my congratulations to Georgia-Pacific, the city of Bowling Green and Warren County for this great addition to Kentucky's proud manufacturing sector and the state's economy."


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2020-11-16 11:13:06 | Comments | Printable version

Students encouraged to apply for 2021 Ag Athletes of the Year

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2021 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year.

To qualify, student-athletes must be Kentucky farmers or involved in agriculture; must be graduating seniors in high school; and must be accepted to a college, university, or trade school following graduation. An agriculture major is not required, and preference will be given to Kentucky colleges; however, out-of-state schools will be considered if the applicant is seeking a specialized degree in an agricultural field.

Two student-athletes - one male and one female - will be named Outstanding Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year and will be awarded $2,000 scholarships. Four student-athletes - two males and two females - will be awarded $1,000 scholarships as Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year. Winners will be announced at the 2021 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen(R) basketball tournament in March at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The scholarships are payable to an institution of higher learning. Funding for the scholarships comes from the KDA's "Ag Tag" program, which is funded by voluntary donations from Kentucky motorists when they buy or renew their farm vehicle license plates. No state taxpayer dollars will be used to fund the scholarship awards.

Student-athletes must apply online by Jan. 11. To apply, go to khsaa.org/ge83-agriculture-athlete-of-the-year-scholarship-application.


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2020-11-16 09:08:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

History Monday: Vaudeville Show in Columbia, 1914

By Mike Watson

There was a time, before television, even before radio broadcasts, there were live shows that traveled the country, entertaining the population in towns and cities, large and small. We all know that, I suppose, but it is interesting to look back at some of the entertainments of our ancestors, such as this event.

The first week of June, 1914 saw a theatrical troupe pull into Columbia. The Revere-Jackson Show, with fourteen vaudeville artists, set up shop--or rather, tents--to exhibit for a full week. The show opened on Monday night and continued through the upcoming Saturday night, with an "entire and complete change of program each night." Having been on tour for eleven years, the acts must certainly have been well honed. Doors opened at 7, for best seats, and the show began at 8.

The singing and acting were said by the local newspaper to be "first-class and the music is enchanting." The performances were "strictly a moral entertainment."


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2020-11-16 09:04:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Adair schools all virtual starting today

Adair County School Superintendent Dr. Pamela Stephens reminded parents, students and employees in a Sunday evening one-call that school goes to all virtual classes Monday, November 16, 2020, until November 30, 2020, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

She gave instructions on how students may pick up meals during virtual days and details are available on the schools' website if anyone has questions.

Dr. Stephens also reminded everyone that wearing face masks and physically distancing do work, and to please be safe over the next couple of weeks.


2020-11-16 05:59:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Sunny today, high 56F

It's currently 33F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 56F and light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be clear, with an overnight low around 35F. South wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight.

Tuesday will be sunny again, with a high near 52F and northwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

Tuesday night will be clear, with an overnight low around 26F and light and variable wind.


2020-11-16 05:54:10 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 16, 2020

Difficult to hear
your friend praised for having look
you want for yourself.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 16 November 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3352


2020-11-16 05:52:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 16 Nov 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, November 16, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. 63 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. 59 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 162 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. 123 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-11-16 05:51:11 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 16
Happy Anniversary Mitchell and Bernice Rooks (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Barry and Shirley Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ambrianna Tackett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Elmore (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carlee Huckaby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig L. McCloud (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haylee McGuffin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Lee Crockett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Higgins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laney Mae Grider (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lori Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noah Richard (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Schyler, Thaddeus VanArsdale (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Scout Decker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Smith (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Risen, Taylor County, KY, (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ursula K. Finegan, Cane Valley, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Ping Gumm, Summersville, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Clay Barnard, Liberty, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Burbridge Miller, 89, Adair Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Donnie L. Coffey, Russell Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peter H. Ellis, Russell Co., KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Betty Sue Spears McIntyre, Cumberland Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Burton, Adair County, KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanette Faye Rice, Casey County, KY (1932-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eric (Rick) Click, Russell Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ann Morgan, Casey Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tresia Ellen Higginbotham, Russell County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Spires, Knifley, KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Jeffries Brockman, Adair County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zachary Neal Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1987-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Louise Luttrell, Russell Co., KY (1964-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Thomas Warren, 84, LaRue Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Catherine (Slicky) Cook White, Green Co., KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia (Trish) England, Adair Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oleta Clark, Adair Co., KY native (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlotte Rose Ice, 44 days, Casey Co., KY (d. Tue 29 Dec 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lila West Wheat, 64, Russell Co., KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Lee Yarberry, Columbia, KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florine Colvin, Taylor Co., KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Laura Francis (McCawley) McGuire, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Renetta Gail Bailey, Metcalfe Co., KY, (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Ray Kimble, Russell Co., KY native (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beverly Kay Pennington, 56, Monroe Co./Adair Co., KY native (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Warren Dowell<, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1977-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Conner, Russell County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warnell Wheat, 67, Columbia, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susan Wethington, 67, Taylor Co., KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma F. Flatt, 100, Russell Co, KY (1917-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Walls Blakeman, Taylor County, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy R. Humphress, 71, Columbia, KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Hayes (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hillie M. Beard, Columbia, KY (Nov. 16, 1901-May 21, 1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Russell Butler, 76, Russell Springs, KY (1943-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JoAnn Cravens, 65, Science Hill, KY (1954-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Parker Gwinn, 32, Burkesville, KY (1987-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tom Rose, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Brithday, Peggy J. Young, Barren Co., KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, November 16, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
2:00pmCTService for James Howard Sexton, 87, Adair County, KY | (ID:61181, Comment)
5:00pmCTDrop off boxes for Operation Christmas Child at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:61159, Comment)

 



























 
 
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