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Patsy Durham, 73, Liberty, KY (1947-2020)

Patsy Ann Durham of Liberty passed away on Friday November 20, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 73 years old.

Due to efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and New requirements implemented by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, all funeral services will be performed privately.

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2020-11-20 16:59:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Successful hunt

2020-11-20 - Adair County, KY - Photo from family collection.
Connie Stotts of Columbia is proud to share this photo of her successful 2020 deer hunt results!

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Governor: Another record day for new COVID-19 cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear once again reported the state's highest ever number of new daily cases.

"This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That's why we are taking action - we have to," said Gov. Beshear. "We've got more than 10,000 students quarantined right now just based on the last two weeks alone. We've got to do so much better.

"That's why starting at 5 p.m. today, we've got new restrictions in place to help us slow down this speeding train and prevent avoidable death. Remember, your decisions are going to be what determines how many people live or die. Do your part."

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2020-11-20 16:57:05 | Comments | Printable version

Week of Nov 23 to be Joe Spires Week in Columbia

The week of November 23 has been proclaimed as "Joe Spires Week," in Columbia. Mr. Spires will be turning 100 years old next week. "We are pleased to be able to participate in this celebration for Mr. Spires," said Mayor Pamela Hoots.

Spires is a lifelong resident of Adair County and served in World War II. The Mayor urges everyone to extend their birthday wishes to Mr. Spires.

If you would like to send Mr. Spires a birthday card, please send to the following address:
Joe Spires
110 Hudson Street, Apt. 106
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

2020-11-20 16:55:01 | Comments | Printable version

Special Called Library Board Meeting

The Adair County Public Library Board of Trustees will be having a special called board meeting at 4pmCT on Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg St, Columbia, KY.

This meeting takes the place of the November 9, 2020, meeting due to illness.

2020-11-20 16:52:34 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Farm Bureau South lobby closed

By Jason Corbin, Agency Manager
Adair County Farm Bureau South

Our lobby will be closed until further notice effective Monday 11-23-2020 due to the spike in the Covid-19 virus along with the governor's mandate. Please feel free to use our drive thru or curbside service. You can also make your payments by calling 270-384-2961.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone. We want to protect our customers & staff in every way possible. Stay safe.

2020-11-20 16:46:58 | Comments | Printable version

State parks offering discounts to active military and veterans

By LaDonna Miller

Frankfort, KY - Through the "USA Military Discount" program, Kentucky State Parks will offer current and former members of the armed forces lodging discounts.

Those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists are eligible for a state park discount from Nov. 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. Discount rates are available at Kentucky State Resort Parks and the cottages at John James Audubon State Park.

Through the USA Military Discount, active armed forces personnel and veterans can receive discounted lodge rooms starting at $59.95 a night; one-bedroom cottages for $79.95 a night; two-bedroom cottages for $89.95 a night and three-bedroom cottages for $99.95 a night. Tax and resort fees will apply.

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2020-11-20 14:47:06 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia Drive-through Christmas shaping up

The City of Columbia is continuing to progress on their first ever Christmas drive-through. "We are extremely excited about this project," said Mayor Pamela Hoots.

The city will take submissions through next week. They will starting placing each entry the first week of December. The display will start on December 10, 2020.

The city appreciates everyone who has indicated their intent to participe. For further information, please call 270-384-2501.

So far, the following have indicated their interest in participating:

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2020-11-20 14:12:07 | Comments | Printable version

LWC ISP jump-starts the Christmas season

By Amanda Dicken

The Lindsey Wilson College International Student Programs (ISP) held a small gathering to jump-start the Christmas Season on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the ISP house on the A.P. White Campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

The ISP students and guests enjoyed drinking hot chocolate, roasting marshmallows and eating s'mores around the fire pit. Moussa Gueye, of Rufisque, Senegal had a s'more for the first time. Samantha Maldonado, of Quito, Ecuador shared her secret to Gueye about the perfect construction of the roasted marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate stack. When asked if he liked it, Gyeye smiled and said, "yes, it's good."

Immediately following, they decorated the Christmas tree and attempted to harmonize in singing some Christmas carols. Songs included Feliz Navidad, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Silent Night.

CDC guidelines including temperature checks, masks and social distancing were followed to ensure the safety of the event.

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2020-11-20 10:00:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Carol Perkins: A visit to Carol's Kitchen

Previous column: Fall Driving Trip, Part 3

By Carol Perkins

With too much time on my hands, I have become addicted to cooking shows. Not that I want to dash to the kitchen and whip up each dish, but I make plans to do so one day. The Pioneer Woman is so sweet that even if you don't want to make what she is cooking, you like to be in the room with her. She has been promoting her new book about her family this last week.

I also get another dose of Ree on the Holiday Cookie Baking Contest. She's so pleasant to the bakers who often appear never to have made a cookie in their lives. I think I want to be her.

One of the other baking shows is more about desserts. I like one of the judges, Nancy Fuller of Farmhouse Rules. She, too, is kind to the contestants when she tells them the bottom of the crust is soggy and needed to bake longer BUT the flavor is delicious. She also is an example of how a larger woman can look like a million dollars. I can brush off more than a few hours with these shows.

However, my favorite of all is a lady down in Andalusia, AL whose son-in-law suggested she post how to make her famous biscuits after many locals requested to know how.

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2020-11-20 08:31:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Mask wearing in public - the Golden Rule

From Joan M.

I have been wearing a mask (and limiting my trips, errands and social life) since March when this whole thing went down.

I'm not sure how being considerate to others for the common good is now being mocked by some who are calling it "living in fear", but it needs to stop.

When I wear a mask over my nose and mouth in public, I want you to know the following:
- I'm educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.

- No, I don't "live in fear" of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

- I don't feel like the "government controls me". I feel like I'm an adult contributing to the security in our society and I want to teach others the same.

- If we could all live with the consideration of others in mind, the whole world would be a much better place.

- Wearing a mask doesn't make me weak, scared, stupid or even "controlled". It makes me caring and responsible.

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2020-11-20 08:25:20 | Comments | Printable version

Signups cancelled for Knifley Little League Basketball

Kasey DeHart reports that the Knifley Little League Basketball Board has decided to cancel signups in the best interest of the community.

Due to recent restrictions issued by the Governor, both Knifley Little League and Knifley High School League basketball signups for Friday, November 20, 2020 and Saturday, December 5, 2020, have been canceled at this time.

2020-11-20 08:24:53 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Public Library announces Service Plan starting today

By Leeann Jessee

This service plan is in compliance with the Governor's Executive Order on November 18, 2020. This service plan begins November 20, 2020, and ends December 13, 2020, unless a new order is issued or Adair is still a red county.

The library will provide curbside service only. Patrons can call or email their requests and we will have them ready for pick up on the curbside pick-up table outside the library. Please call 270-384-2472 or email You can access the card catalog at

If patrons need copies or faxes, they can email those documents to us and we will copy and fax them, then place their originals on the curbside pick-up table. At this time, we cannot take any copies or faxes in person. Those documents and copies can be emailed to Please have correct change for these services. Call 270-384-2472 and someone can give you more details.

Because building access is limited to staff only, and computer use will be suspended for this time period.

2020-11-20 06:04:47 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men drop opener to Freed-Hardeman

By Christopher Coombs

Henderson, TN - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team took a four-point advantage into the halftime locker room but Freed-Hardeman made key adjustments during the break to defeat LWC 96-74 at the Brewer Sports Center.

The Lions (4-0, 1-0 Mid-South Conference) opened the second half with three straight three-pointers and never looked back, outscoring the Blue Raiders (1-2, 0-1 MSC) 58-32 throughout the final 20 minutes.

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2020-11-20 06:00:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LCDHD: Coronavirus takes life of 48-year-old Russell Co. male

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

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We shattered yesterday's new case record! Yesteday we added 191 cases, today 274. We also have a record number of active cases, 1,110. All 10 of our counties remain solidly in the "red-critical" range of community-spread.

Unfortunately, the massive exponential growth we warned everyone about is here. All of the complacency, skepticism, and insistence that the gudiance doesn't apply to us or our situation has caught up with us. Unfortunately, and bewilderingly, while many will face this challenge and do what is necessary, some will still cast doubt and resist efforts to slow the spread of this devestating disease.

There is hope! It is within our power to impact the spread of COVID-19 before our medical infratructures become overwhelmed. Citizens, commuinty-leaders, church-leaders, let's step-up our game. Please, let's everyone 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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2020-11-20 05:59:09 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 66F, chance of weekend rain

It's currently 46F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 66F. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 49F and south wind around 6 mph.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 63F and calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy again, with an overnight low around 46F and light and variable wind.

Sunday will bring a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62F. Light south wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a continued 50 percent chance of showers. Sunday's overnight low will be around 35F.

2020-11-20 05:52:32 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 20, 2020

Vanity may take
comfort in added beauty
though temporary.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 20 November 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3356

2020-11-20 05:48:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 20 Nov 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, November 20, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 201 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 1 event Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Green County: 2 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 26 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 68 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2020-11-20 05:46:43 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Jim Hadley: Covid is real

"...Covid is real and I, like many others, did not understand the magnitude of this disease. Jim was healthy and strong and that virus kept regenerating overnight in his lungs. Covid took my husband and my children's father..."

By Jan Hadley
Wife of Jim Hadley who died from COVID-19

I have honestly been thinking of the right words to say during this difficult process. My husband Jim Hadley died from Covid.

Jim was tested 4 times with a negative each time until the morning I took him to the emergency room.

He was hospitalized fourteen days.

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2020-11-20 04:33:18 | Comments | Printable version

Road closure on Hwy 127 at Wolf Creek Dam

By Amber Hale

Due to the renovation of Wolf Creek Dam by the United States Corps of Engineers and BCI Construction USA, INC, US 127 will be completely closed at Wolf Creek Dam from 10amCT until 11am on Monday, November 23, 2020 and Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Alternate routing utilizing US 127, KY 90, KY 61, Cumberland Parkway and KY 55 is suggested for these periods. Future closures are pending.

2020-11-20 04:25:48 | Comments | Printable version

Robert Linzy Bernard, 88, Russell County, KY

Robert Linzy Bernard, age 88, of Russell Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, KY.

Born June 30, 1932, in Russell Co., KY, he was a son of the late Jesse A. and Crella Jane Wilson Bernard. He was a 30 year retired United States Air Force veteran, having attained the highest enlisted level of leadership in the Air Force: Chief Master Sergeant.

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2020-11-20 04:22:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

A Favored Rendition

Crescent moon in my view now setting
Dimmest of light headed speeding westward
Tell we mere mortals thoughts from your view
Of matters at hand moving significantly forward.

Sharing together our COVID -19 experience
Ever evolving thoughts of our traditions.
Social creatures - shelter with thanksgiving.
Love to all -a much favored rendition.
Traveling from Campbellsville, Ky. to Greensburg Ky. into the setting crescent moon I was inspired to write "A Favored Rendition." When I got home in Greensburg I immediately wrote the lines down before they up and left and went to another. - PC

2020-11-20 04:18:21 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 20
Happy Anniversary, David and Sherry Holmes (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kenneth and Sandy Janes (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Kruizenga | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Marie Stotts (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Austen Richards (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Steinhilber (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby D. Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Hare (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Thorpe, Jamestown, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.R. Bowen, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold (Bunny) Buckingham, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Thomas Parrott (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Polston, Adair Co., KY, native (1955-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Shearer, Russell County (1915-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Spurling, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Jewell Tiller, Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Letha B. Sullivan, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Wright Ford, Green Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Shuffett Edwards, 40, Green County, KY (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Fulp, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rachel Pierce Clark, Green Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jean Warner, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Joseph Pfoff, 55, Russell Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, C.V. Aldrey Tucker, 86, Russell Co., KY, (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles David Buchanan, 90, Willisburg, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ora Mae Barnett, Taylor County, KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra W. (Sandy) Schneider, 67, Adair Co, KY/Green Co. native (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Osborne Coe, 58, Adair Co., KY native (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence Gayle Stargel, 64, Russsell County, KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Steinhilber, 60 Columbia, KY/Bloomsburg, PA native (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maggie Ruth Norris King, Cumberland County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leina Janes, 95, formerly of Adair County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anne Landreth Harp Pike Fraim, 87, Taylor County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Gordon Janes, 66, Russell County, KY (1952-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel G. Cash Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen Morgan, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Burton, 57, native of Adair County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Evelyn Miller, 91, Willow Town, KY (1925-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTDrop off boxes for Operation Christmas Child at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:61163, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Walter Alexander, Jr., 61, Columbia, KY (1958-2020) | (ID:61190, Comment)
5:30pmCTCancelled Knifley Little League Basketball signups | (ID:61186, Comment)


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