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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Orville Glenn Whittle, 84, Russell County, KY native

Orville Glenn Whittle, of Nancy, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 84 years of age.

Born on November 22, 1936, in Russell County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Jessie and Fannie Wilson Whittle. Orville was the former owner and operator of Pier Gas Station. He enjoyed fast cars, hunting and fishing. Orville was well-known for making the best "dough ball" fish bait. He will be remembered for having a heart for people and being a kind, caring person.


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2021-02-23 20:47:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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First good weather and ball courts are in use



2021-02-23 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Adair Judge Executive Gale Cowan.
While at the February 23, 2021 Fiscal Court meeting at the Jim Blair Park and Recreation Center, Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan observed, "First pretty day and our ball courts are already in use!"

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Governor recommends some form of in-person learning by Mar 1

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is issuing a new executive order that recommends all school districts, including private schools, offer or expand some form of in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1.

If district personnel have not yet finished their vaccine series as of March 1, the executive order recommends some form of in-person instruction begin seven days after they have received their second vaccination.

"What we foresaw is that the safest way to expand in-person opportunities is to vaccinate all of our school personnel," said Gov. Beshear. "Since then, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others have moved that way and other states have followed our lead."

Lt. Gov. Coleman said the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) issued a comprehensive, 136-page manual, KDE COVID-19 Guidance 2.0, which will assist with the shift back into school buildings.

"Kentucky continues to be a national leader in vaccinating our school staff, and getting our kids back in the classroom safely remains a top priority for every Kentuckian - from the Governor to our littlest learners," said Lt. Gov. Coleman. "With this guidance, we hope to make the transition back to in-person learning as smooth and safe as possible."


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T.J. Health Columbia scheduling 1A/1B for Fri 26 Feb

UPDATE: The Vaccine Clinic will now be held at the V.F.W. Building at 500 Greenhills Road, Columbia.

By Stacey Biggs

T.J. Regional Health is still accepting appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine to be given this Friday, February 26, 2021, at T.J. Health Columbia the V.F.W. Building, 500 Greenhills Road, Columbia, for Phase 1A - Healthcare Workers and for Phase 1B - people 70 years of age or older.

If you are a healthcare worker or age 70 or older and would like to receive your first vaccine dose, please call the T.J. Regional Health vaccine hotline at 270.659.1010 to schedule your appointment for Friday, February 26.


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New Team Kentucky Gallery to feature art by Kentuckians

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear on Monday invited Kentuckians to lend their artistic talents to a new Team Kentucky Gallery, which will be located in a main hall of the state Capitol in Frankfort.

The Beshears said the Capitol is the people's house and there is no better place to highlight Kentuckians' voices as represented through art.

"Once we defeat COVID-19 and more Kentuckians can visit the Capitol, we want to make sure they see their stories and communities represented and that they're reminded of all the reasons Kentucky is so special," said Gov. Beshear. "This art exhibit will be by Kentuckians and for Kentuckians - just the way it should be."

The submission deadline for artworks is May 15. Artworks will be selected by June 1. Artists can submit photos of their artwork using the webform at governor.ky.gov/gallery.


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LWC Baseball ready for road battle with No. 21 Bryan on Monday

By Brady Budke

Riding high after a doubleheader sweep over Union (KY) on Sunday, the Lindsey Wilson baseball team is ready for its next challenge in the early season. The team is set to face No. 21 Bryan (TN) tonight in Dayton, Tennessee, in a single game beginning at 5pmCT.

Live video and live stats will be available for this game. Please view the Bryan COVID-19 protocols for more information.


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Chamber of Commerce holds February Board meeting

The Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce held its first in person board meeting since the pandemic changed the rules of gathering in 2020. Moving its meeting location to the lower level of the building allowed for social distancing.

Membership update shows that there are 40 business members renewing and work is underway to invite all businesses and organizations to join or renew if not done already.

Ellen Zornes, Executive Director, encourages every Adair County business and organization to join the Chamber as it supports local commerce and provides a network to help strengthen the economy.


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Inez Ferrell Williams, 67, Burkesville, KY (1953-2021)

Inez Ferrell Williams of Burkesville passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at her home. She was 67 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonCT on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Smith Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Wednesday, February 24, from 10amCT until the service time at NoonCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


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2021-02-23 05:16:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Football No. 4 in NAIA poll

By Christopher Coombs

The Lindsey Wilson football team earned the No. 4-ranking in the first edition of the 2020-21 NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top-25 poll, officials at the national office announced on Monday.

The Blue Raiders received 367 voting points and are the highest-rated team from the Mid-South Conference. LWC is 1-0 on the season after opening play with a commanding 49-0 win over Pikeville (Ky.).

Next up for the Blue Raiders is a Friday, February 26, 2021, matchup with Cumberlands (KY) at Blue Raider Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 2:30pmCT.


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2021-02-23 05:12:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 2/22/2021

See also: LCDHD: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We added more cases today than last Monday. This could be due to more people being tested post-blizzard. It will be next week before we can really see if our case rates are continuing to go down. In any event, our district-wide 7-day average incidence rate went up slightly today.

We now have 5 counties in the "orange-critical" range of community-spread: Casey, Clinton, McCreary, Pulaski, and Wayne. Only 5 counties are in the "red-critical" range of community-spread: Adair, Cumberland, Green, Russell, and Taylor. Last week, all 10 of our 10 counties were in the "red-critical" range of community-spread.

With more and more vaccine sites opening and more and more vaccine coming into our area, the end of this pandemic is approaching. To prevent a resurgence of the disease, 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.


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Larry Sid York, 67, Burkesville, KY (1953-2021)

Larry Sid York of Burkesville passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Hospice Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY. He was 67 years old.

There will be a private service for family and close friends only please, due to Covid, on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 1pmCT at Jones Chapel Church. Heyward Adams will be officiating the memorial service. No burial service at this time. Larry donated his body to UofL Medical Institute for Research.


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2021-02-23 04:59:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Nine LWC wrestlers qualify for NAIA National Championship

By Christopher Coombs

Nine Lindsey Wilson wrestlers have qualified for the 2021 NAIA National Championship, NAIA officials announced on Monday.

Sam Bacon, Trent Johnson, Derrick Smallwood, Joe Koontz, Tyler Hall, Trajan Hurd, Carlos Figueroa, Trevor Lawson and Brandon Reed all earned automatic bids based on their performances at the Mid-South Conference Championships last week.


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Sunny today, high 58F

It's currently 39F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 58F and west wind 7 to 13 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 40F and southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 59F and south wind 9 to 13 mph, gusting as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of showers between 7pmCT and 1amCT. The overnight low will be around 29F, with west wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.


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Flags lowered in remembrance of Americans Lost to COVID-19

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, to commemorate the milestone of more than 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19. The Governor and First Lady will join President and Mrs. Biden and Vice President Harris and Mr. Emhoff in observing a moment of silence Tuesday at sundown in remembrance of those who have died from the virus.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth to join in this tribute.


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Haiku by Robert Stone for February 23, 2021

One who knows you well
will provide the thing you need
without your asking.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 23 February 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3451


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7-County Area Courts for Tue 23 Feb 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 81 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 58 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 23 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 84 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 33 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 23
Happy Anniversary, Wilma Jean Waggener Cravens, surviving & late Paul J. Cravens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday! Delpha Dulworth (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aline Foster (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audrey-Claire Brielle Benham (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Collin Pike (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Frances Edwards (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Burton (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Renee Brown Yarberry (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joseph Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Brady | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia A. Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Melton (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Jean Corbin (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanna Streeval (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tracy Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristen Jayce Rafferty (2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wilma Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Kerr, 90, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oris Murrell, Columbia, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gordon Lee Brown, 75, Adair County, KY (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luther Groce, Burkesville, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Kyle Watkins, Burkesville, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Hawkins, Green Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cortis Smith, Cumberland Co., KY, (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald "Jed" Dudgeon, Taylor Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Foster, Sano Community - Russell Co., KY native (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis D. True, Liberty, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Odell Burton, Adair County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Floyd Squires, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lona Joan Watson, Taylor County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Marshall Sloan, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1953-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dora Aliene Foster, Adair County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anthony Lynn (Tony) Grider (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Durham, 84, Yosemite, KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matthew Rylan Lynn, Liberty, KY (23 Feb-20 Oct 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Jesse J. King, Burkesville, KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Mae Spoon, 93, Adair County, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Sue Waters, Casey County, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Sue Wall, Casey County, KY (1943-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Norris Eugene McCawley, 76, Adair Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Abston, 86, Burkesville, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Ronald Gene Holder, Russell County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Sue King, Campbellsville, KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melba Corbin Schlimmer, East Tawas MI/Columbia, KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lottie Irene Creason Marr, Green Co., KY (1923-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David E. Walters, Taylor County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Marie Burton, 39, Adair County, KY (1978-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elsie Marie Gaskins, Adair County/Russell County, KY native (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Miles Jordan Coffey, 25, Adair County, KY (1993-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sona Michelle (Gabbert) Shaw, 54 Taylor Co., KY (1964-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Montgomery, 77, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1941-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Joe Satterfield (d. 2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L. C. Claywell, 83, Cumberland County, KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nathan Rowe (1920-1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Dennis Henson (1920-1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Dee Mills, 52, Taylor County, KY (1965-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTEDA Board meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:61370, Comment)
4:00pmCTRegular called Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda and link) | (ID:61381, Comment)
6:30pmCTLittle League signups begin today through March 17, 2021 | (ID:61378, Comment)

 





























 
 
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