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William (Bill) Morrison, 83, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2021)

William "Bill" Morrison of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Hodgenville. He was 83 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Wayne Quall. Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 2pmET on Sunday. Masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed.


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2021-02-17 18:56:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Beautiful view of the snow



2021-02-17 - Adair Co., KY - Photo By Gola Burton.
Gola shares this beautiful winter scene as the snow picks up on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

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Kentuckians have toll-free way to share feedback with lawmakers

By Robert Weber, LRC

Frankfort, KY - For years, people throughout the state have used the Kentucky General Assembly's toll-free Message Line to share feedback with lawmakers on issues under consideration at the State Capitol. Operators take down callers' messages and contact information and promptly deliver the messages to the appropriate lawmakers' offices.

Starting today, callers to the Message Line can continue offering messages to lawmakers even on the rare days when a winter storm shuts down the Capitol campus and operators aren't onsite to answer calls. On those days, callers will be asked to leave voice messages. Messages will be transcribed and sent to lawmakers' offices as soon as operators return.

To call the Message Line, dial 1-800-372-7181. Since operators aren't onsite today due to the winter storm, callers will be asked to leave voice messages. Weather permitting, operators will return to answering calls in person on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.


2021-02-17 18:52:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Rev. W. Ken Forman, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2021)

Rev. W. Ken Forman died at home in Campbellsville with his wife Pat Glasscock Forman, and daughter Cathy nearby, early Monday, February 15, 2021. He was 93 years old, a longtime member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, and had served in professional ministry for more than 60 years.

Visitation is requested from 2pmET until 3pmET on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, with a private funeral service to follow.


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2021-02-17 18:50:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Marcum, 104, Campbellsville, KY (1916-2021)

Mary Marcum of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. She was 104 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officated by Rev. Robert Morris. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 11amET on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-02-17 18:46:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Nationwide closed on Thursday

By Richie Estes

Nationwide Insurance offices will be closed Thursday, February 18, 2021, due to the weather and road conditions. We will be available remotely by phone for payments and services. Call 270-384-9155 and we will assist you.


2021-02-17 18:41:39 | Comments | Printable version

Paul Acree, 67, Green Co., KY native (1953-2021)

Mr. Paul Acree of Seymour, Indiana passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years old.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2pmCT on Friday February 19, 2021, at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Willard Parson officiating. Burial will follow in the Coffey Cemetery.

Visitation in Greensburg will be from NoonCT on Friday until the funeral hour.

A walk-through visitation will be 5pmET until 7pmET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Voss & Sons Funeral Service in Seymour.


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2021-02-17 18:37:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charles (Glenn) Milby, 58, Green Co., KY (1962-2021)

Charles "Glenn" Milby of the Allendale Community of Green County passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the U of L Hospital in Louisville. He was 58 years old.

The funeral services for Glenn Milby will be conducted at 1pmCT on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Jerry Noe officiating. Burial will follow in the Carlisle-Milby Cemetery.

A walk-through only visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 7pmCT on Saturday, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT on Sunday until time of the funeral service.

Due to state mandate and Covid-19, please continue to practice social distancing and facial covering.


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2021-02-17 18:32:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD: Adair, Casey, Cumberland drop out of red zone

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 2/17/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We are happy our new case rate continues to drop. We now have 3 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, and Cumberland. The remaining 7 counties remain in the "red-critical" range of community-spread.

Until the vaccine is widely available, 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 touching our faces.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 6.99%.


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2021-02-17 18:29:15 | Comments | Printable version

ACJE: Roads/Weather Update

By Gale B. Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

We are still receiving calls on road conditions and we understand everyone wants to be able to get out, especially in emergency situations. Roads are still extremely slick and dangerous, especially side roads. We ask that everyone continue to be patient and understanding as our County, State, and City road departments have worked day and night since Sunday night (I think is when all this started) to try and prepare and fight the winter weather systems that have come through our county.

I know some roads may not have been treated, but most have, even if you can't tell it now. We are fortunate here to still have road salt, as some counties are out. With the wide area across our nation being hit by these storms, salt is in a short supply. We do still have salt at this time, and have more ordered, but when temperatures get as cold as they are today, salt treatment doesn't work. Roads that have been scraped are now solid ice, causing even our road departments dump trucks to slide off the roadways.

We ask that everyone that possibly can stay off the roadways as a new system will be coming through our area tonight and tomorrow.


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2021-02-17 18:24:06 | Comments | Printable version

Virtual classes Thursday, snow day on Friday in Adair

Adair County School Superintendent Pamela Stephens called students, teachers and staff this afternoon with two announcements:

Virtual classes only tomorrow, Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to weather - and on Friday, there will be no school, in class or virtual;

The second COVID-19 vaccines will be given to teachers Friday afternoon.

She hopes students can enjoy the real snow day Friday with play and rest, and then to see everyone back to regular schedules on Monday.


2021-02-17 16:30:19 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear provides update on COVID-19

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky continues to hold its progress against COVID-19, but it is too early to relax precautions.

"We have made incredible strides against this evil virus, but we can't let up yet," said Gov. Beshear. "Even Kentuckians who have been vaccinated should continue to mask up, social distance and keep any gatherings small. Team Kentucky, we are so close to getting through this together, but we must remain vigilant and run through the finish line to slow the spread and save as many lives as possible."

Case Information


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2021-02-17 15:09:16 | Comments | Printable version

School Board Meeting Rescheduled

By Rita Carter

Our Regular Monthly School Board Meeting will be postponed to Monday, February 22, 2021, due to uncertain weather conditions.

There will be a working session beginning at 5:15pmCT on Monday evening prior to the Special Called Board Meeting, and doors will open to the public at 5:45pmCT, with the Special Called Meeting starting at 6pmCT. The meeting will be open to the public with social distancing guidelines in place.


2021-02-17 15:05:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Carol Perkins: Snow brings memories of childhood

Previous Column: Guy is ready to get back on the road

By Carol Perkins

Snow brings memories of childhood: a childhood of deep snow lasting for weeks. Of slick roads, stranded vehicles that neighbors pushed out of ditches, and the snow report on Channel Five out of Nashville, long before WBKO.

Just as if I were a child, I still find a snow prediction exciting. However, unlike those days, I am more concerned about those cleaning roads, trying to get to their jobs at a hospital or an emergency facility, or those climbing poles to get our lights back on. As a kid, I had no one in mind except myself and the glory of being out of school, sleigh riding, eating snow cream, and sleeping late.

My brother Henry reminded me of a childhood event I had forgotten. Many of the worst/best snows came unexpectantly, throwing weathermen into a tizzy.

One of those unexpected snowfalls is the background of his memory.


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2021-02-17 10:24:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Wednesday evening services canceled at Columbia Christian

By Carol Meadows

Due to the weather situation, Columbia Christian Church is canceling our Wednesday evening services for tonight. Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY.


2021-02-17 10:21:07 | Comments | Printable version

Adult Education Center remains closed today, Wed 17 Feb 2021

By Leslie Keltner

Adair County Adult Education Center remains closed today, Wednesday, February 17, 2021, due to inclement weather.


2021-02-17 08:47:42 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Public Library closed today, Wed 17 Feb 2021

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair County Public Library will be closed today, Wednesday, February 17, due to icy sidewalks and parking lot.


2021-02-17 08:33:00 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Edmonton man arrested for assault

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle at Kentucky State Police Post 15 on Tuesday night, February 16, 2021.

The call originated after Post Dispatcher contacted Adair 911 stating a male subject was in a truck in the parking lot attempting to light an unknown object on fire. Columbia Police responded as on duty troopers were out of county on unrelated traffic in Russell Springs.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male subject who clearly had thick smoke coming from the interior of his truck cab. Officers advised male to exit vehicle at which time subject refused. Male then became agitated at officers and when told again to exit, he again refused and stated he was armed.

It was at this time the subject was forced out of vehicle and began to fight with officers while being placed into custody. While male was actively resisting officers did locate a firearm on subject's person, which was quickly secured and he was taken into custody without further incident.


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2021-02-17 06:59:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Road crews continue plowing, brace for another winter storm

By Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 crews continue to clear icy highways this morning as they brace for another winter storm expected to move into the area later today.

Road conditions vary county to county this morning. While main priority A routes such as I-75 and the Cumberland Parkway have clearer travel lanes, many A routes remain partly covered in areas. Priority B and C routes remain mostly to completely covered across the district.

Because low temperatures make salt treatments ineffective, crews remained focused overnight on plowing operations primarily on priority A routes. As main routes are cleared crews will begin to address B and C routes. Crews were able to make some progress yesterday reaching pavement in some areas, however refreezing overnight has likely created slick spots along those routes.


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2021-02-17 06:55:43 | Comments | Printable version

Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021

By Bro. Steve Pescosolido
President, Adair County Ministerial Association

It has been an Adair County tradition to hold a community worship service on Ash Wednesday. For years and years, this service was normally held at 12:05 followed by lunch and usually held at the Columbia United Methodist Church. This year, with COVID-19 and with the snow, we won't be able to keep our tradition.

Yet, may we know in our hearts what this day is and remember the words that are spoken when persons are marked with ashes: "From dust you were created and to dust you shall return". These words remind us of our mortality. However, I usually like to add to these words: Remember the cross, the price of your salvation." While we remember our mortality, let us all remember the gift of grace and new life in Christ for eternity. All of this because of the love and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Ash Wednesday is also the beginning of the church season of Lent. And while Lent is not named in the Bible, it can be a very helpful 40-day season to give remembrance to the cross.

During Lent, we can:


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2021-02-17 06:46:46 | Comments | Printable version

Mosly cloudy, high 31F, more snow on the way

It's currently 14F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 31F and east wind 5 to 7 mph. Snow showers are likely, this evening, and wind chill values could be as low as 6F. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch of snow is possible.

Tonight will bring a 100 percent chance of snow showers before 5am, then snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain. The overnight low will be around 27F, with northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation is expected, but new snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is possible.

Thursday will bring continued snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow in the afternoon. Expect a high near 35F, with light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. Little or no ice accumulation is expected, but new snow accumulation of around an inch is possible.

Thursday Night will be cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of snow showers before midnight and a low around 17F. Northwest wind around 6 mph.


2021-02-17 06:45:59 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 17, 2021

Derision in smile
of one who comforts the sick
can be overlooked.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 17 February 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3445


2021-02-17 06:41:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 17 Feb 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 74 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 1 event Circuit Court. 50 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 69 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 145 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-02-17 06:40:23 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 17
Happy Birthday, Addison Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brianna Bertram | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briar McVay (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooke Harmon (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caitlyn Grace Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Casey Bennett (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Watts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dakota L Stotts (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dale Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Dunn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deborah Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Delores J. Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fran Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Stotts (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Lee Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Buck of Browning-Pike (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lester Tallon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Curry (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Slaven | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Westmoreland | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willis Benningfield, Elkhorn, KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Grant McCloud (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Randy Simpson, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara J. Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1943-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Pearl McGowan, Russell Co., KY (1923-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jenny Lynn Coffey, Russell Co., KY (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Overstreet, Taylor Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Casey Adam Bennett, Adair Co., KY (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Leon Hines, Casey County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Grethan Wethington, 89, Columbia, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reebie Humphrey, Marrowbone, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colleen Meece Foley, Russell County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Humphress, Adair County, KY (1962-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Gale Ashbrook, Adair County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Alva Mae Morrison, 96, Green Co., KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Wethington, Taylor Co., KY (1976-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Geraldine (Lawson) Brewer, 72, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Cheatham, 59, Adair Co., KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Lee Stapp, 70, Russell County, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bettie Marie Black, Russell County, KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Genia Fay Sherrill, Taylor Co., KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Daniel Peavley, 74, Hustonville, KY (1942-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norene Klein, 90, Knifley, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Ann Humphrey, Adair Co., KY (1961-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Melvin Broussard, Jr., Taylor Co., KY/Calcasieu Parish, LA native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Woody Gosser , 74, Russell County, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edwin Murphy, Casey County, KY (1923-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Anna Bell Denson Emerson, Casey Co. KY (1921-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William T. (Buddy) Cooper, Putnam Co. IN/Adair Co., KY native (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Louis (Buck) Veatch, Taylor County, KY (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Douglas Miller, Jamestown, KY (1954-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Harmon Pendleton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen Atwell, Green County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:30amCTHorticulture Webinar Wednesdays Pruning Apple Trees | (ID:61349, Comment)
NoonCTAsh Wednesday Service - virtual - at Columbia United
It can be watched today on the church Facebook page or anytime after | (ID:61371, Comment)

 





























 
 
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