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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Gerald D. Sharp, 80, Casey County, KY

Gerald D. Sharp, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at his home. He was 80.

A graveside service will be held at St. Bernard Cemetery at 2pmET on Thursday, June 11, 2020. The family will receive friends from 11-1:30pmET on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2020-06-09 19:04:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Drowning victims students from Miami U in Ohio

By Mary ellis

Accidental drowning is listed as the cause of death for two 23 year old men from China.

Russell County Coroner Mark Coots confirmed that accidental drowning accounted for 23 year old Yanqi Xing and 23 year old Guan Lian losing their lives and he further stated that no foul play was suspected.

A man familiar with both victims assisted the Coroner in positively identifying them and notifying next of kin. This is the first case of itís kind to Coots' knowledge on Lake Cumberland and part of his responsibly was to find a funeral director that handled International transports to get the men back home to China. Both Xing and Lian were studying at Miami University of Ohio.


2020-06-09 18:01:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Governor's Tuesday update: State Fair plan approved

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state's efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The Governor also spoke about his plan to address racial disparities in health care and a proposal to hold the Kentucky State Fair.

"All around the commonwealth, I have seen people going the extra mile, and taking these precautions very seriously," the Governor said. "It's very important that we follow the Healthy at Work guidelines so we can do this and do it right. Our goal is to be able to reopen our economy without pausing, and get our kids back in school this fall."

J. Michael Brown, secretary for the Governor's Executive Cabinet, followed the Governor's COVID-19 updated with new information on the Kentucky State Police investigation into the death of David McAtee.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. June 9, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 11,708 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 245 of which were newly confirmed Tuesday.


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2020-06-09 17:50:45 | Comments | Printable version

Sec. Adams' statement on challenge to Single Voting Locations

By Michael Adams, Kentucky Secretary of State

"I've consistently communicated my opposition to a single voting location in counties that are large in population or geography. That certainly includes Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Boone and Campbell Counties, which are named in this lawsuit. These counties' decisions to offer only one voting location were made over my explicit objection.

"I strongly sympathize with concerns raised by the plaintiffs, who prefer to vote in person. That is precisely why I championed in-person voting throughout my negotiations with Governor Beshear, and ultimately maintained the right of all Kentuckians to vote in person if they choose - while also recommending they vote absentee if possible so that crowds at voting locations can be minimized.

"I respect the hard work of our county clerks under difficult circumstances, and recognize that many simply lack available locations and/or volunteer poll workers to offer voting locations beyond those they already have. Ultimately, it is these local election officials who should decide our local election policies, not a federal judge, who would not be equipped to decide where to place voting locations, nor recruit new poll workers after so many have quit for fear of coronavirus, nor train these new poll workers in the dwindling time left before election day."


2020-06-09 15:04:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Geraldine Farley Turner, 57, Green County, KY (1962-2020)

Geraldine Farley Turner, age 57, of Greensburg, Kentucky, formerly of Harlan, Kentucky, was born on Monday, December 17, 1962 and departed this life on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Her family was never confined to the boundaries of blood-relations. Geraldine raised what seemed to be everyone around her. From her co-workers to neighbors to strangers, Geraldine always had a hard time saying "no." Her door was always open, as was her heart, and she leaves behind a stream of dear friends.

The funeral services for Geraldine Farley Turner will be conducted at 11amCT Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home. Doug Aaron and Amanda Garmon officiating.


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2020-06-09 12:55:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CPD: Assault charges filed after OD

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department responded to an apartment complex on Carrie Bolin Drive on Monday evening, June 8, 2020, to assist with a possible overdose which was being combative with family.

Upon arrival, contact was made with a male under the influence and violent. While trying to maintain control, the subject threw a table at the responding officer before other officers arrived on scene and assisted gaining control of the individual. Once the party was subdued, a deputy rode in the ambulance to TJ Health Columbia for Adair EMS' safety.


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2020-06-09 12:31:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Ethel Estes, 85, Casey County, KY (1935-2020)

Ethel Estes age 85, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday June 7th, 2020.

A walk thru visitation will be held from 11:30am-12:45pmET on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held for private family only at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Keith Bowling officiating. Burial will be in the Lanamtown Cemetery.


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2020-06-09 11:23:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD: Remember COVID-19 is still active, do your part

By Tracy Aaron, CHES Health Education Director
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

There has been an increase in cases lately across the Lake Cumberland District. There were 2 new cases reported in Adair County yesterday for a total of 3 active cases. The health department would like to remind people that is is very important to follow these recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
  • 1. Avoiding crowds as much as possible is your best way to reduce your risk.
  • 2. Wash your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly.
  • 3. Wear a mask when you are out in public. (More information from CDC)
  • 4. Stay home if you have a fever or are coughing. (Symptoms)
  • 5. Increase sanitation. (Healthy at Work)
  • 6. Avoid touching your face.
The spread of this disease can be greatly reduced when we follow the guidelines listed above. COVID-19 cases have been contained in workplaces, nursing homes, and the community by practicing these recommendations.


2020-06-09 09:33:00 | Comments | Printable version

Important facts for voting in the Primary Election

Remember: June 15 is the deadline to request a ballot by mail at GoVoteKy.com

By Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

The 2020 Kentucky Primary Election is June 23, 2020, and in-person voting is now open. In the Primary you can only vote your party. You can download a sample ballot for the primary here: Adair 2020 Primary (PDF).

FAQs for voting in person
  • If I want to vote in person when can I do so?
    Anytime from now until Election Day June 23, 2020

  • What times can I vote in person?
    Monday-Friday 8amCT to 4pmCT, Saturdays from 8amCT to 11amCT, and Election Day from 6amCT to 6pmCT

  • Where is the location to vote in person?
    Adair County Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY

  • Is there an elevator going to basement?
    Yes there is an elevator or steps

  • Can I come any day or do I have to wait for Election Day?
    You may come on any weekday or Saturday, during the provided hours listed above, between now and Elecion Day

  • Is this the only location to vote in person?
    Yes

  • What will I need to vote?
    Proof of identity by one of these methods: Driver's License, (which is quickest), Personal Acquaintance with election officer, Social Security Card, Credit Card, Any ID card with picture and signature of voter; Any KY State Government issued ID card, and Any United State government-issued ID card. Please have one of these ready.


We ask that you follow CDC's guidelines

Important reminders if voting by mail:


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2020-06-09 09:19:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Holloway Health and Wellness Center to reopen 6/15

By Abe Cross, Director of Campus Recreation
Lindsey Wilson College

We are excited to announce that the Holloway Health and Wellness Center will reopen at 6amCT on Monday, June 15, 2020. We are taking extra precautions to ensure that the facility is clean and safe. In addition, announcements will be forthcoming regarding our plans to stay within the new Healthy at Work guidelines and the CDC recommendations.

We are looking forward to seeing you all again.


2020-06-09 09:03:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Letter: Recycling by Rebecca Montgomery

Mary Knight writes:
Thank you so much, Rebecca, for such a clear, thorough article on recycling in Adair County. It is really helpful to have this information that explains so well the whys and wherefores of recycling. Glad to have you back in Adair County for awhile. After 4 years in Pennsylvania, tho', I hope you were not infected by the dreaded PittsburghStealers virus. --Mary
Comments re: Recycling Part I - what's acceptable, what's not


2020-06-09 09:01:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Suellen Haynes, 58, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2020)

Suellen Haynes passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 58 years old.

A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, officiated by Rev. Jamie Bennett, Rev. Janise Madison- Hill and Rev. Dr. Dartanya G. Hill, Sr. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

The family has requested a walk through visitation from 5pmET until 6:30pmET on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY.


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2020-06-09 06:32:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Partly sunny and windy today, chance of storms, high 85F

It's currently 77F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 85F. Scattered storms, some possibly severe, are expected today. The most likely time for strong storms will be this afternoon into early this evening. The primary threats will be locally torrential downpours and gusty winds. Brief, isolated tornadoes will also be possible, especially from mid afternoon into early evening.

Outside of storms south winds will gust over 30 mph at times, especially this afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 73F. There's a 20 percent chance of showers, with the possibility of thunderstorms developing.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of showers, and the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms. Expect a high near 87F, with south wind 13 to 17 mph, gusting as high as 29 mph.

A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 58F. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.


2020-06-09 06:17:14 | Comments | Printable version

Recycling Part I - what's acceptable, what's not

Part I is a study in where we are now in Adair County, KY. It will be followed by more articles with this title as we explore how we can improve the situation. The Recycling Center, located on Service Road, Columbia and can take paper, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and some plastics, including bottles for detergent, condiments, and drinks - rinsed clean and separated in advance.

By Rebecca Montgomery


The Adair County Recycling Center has reopened this month after a prolonged closure due to COVID-19. From 7:30am-3pmCT on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, employees are available to help patrons unload.

The recycling center accepts paper, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and household plastics such as detergent, drink, and condiment bottles. The center does not accept glass.

Materials should be separated (bags of plastic kept separate from bags of aluminum, for example) and all items containing food or drink residue should be emptied and rinsed.


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2020-06-09 06:17:09 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 9, 2020

Hired help are quiet
when those highly regarded
take secret actions.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 9 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3192


2020-06-09 06:09:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 9 Jun 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 61 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 24 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 28 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 55 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 16 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-06-09 06:09:11 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 9
Happy Anniversary, Brent and Keisha Baker (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Compton Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dorothy Bingham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. William T. Luckey, Jr. (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joey Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Amos Gaskins II (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathryn Stephens (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rick Pickett (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robbie Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robby Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Brandenburg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zaylan Tucker (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Pittman, Waynesburg, KY (1952-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Wilson McFelea, 62 (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Levore Hedrick Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Gabehart, Taylor Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Ray Page, Adair Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elwanda Grider, Russell Co., KY (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buell Lee, Casey Co., KY native (1917-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Althia Irene Copas Horning, Breeding, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacob Gaskins, Taylor Co. KY (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katelyn Elizabeth Spears, Burkesville, KY (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matrie Pendleton, Casey County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mary Lou Lingle, Green County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Burton, 80, Russell Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn June Moore, 74, Casey County, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mabel Burton, 91, Adair Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mom Fern Murphy, 91, Casey County, KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delpha E. Corbin, 81, Adair County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, D.J. Davis, Jr., Green Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lila June Gregory, 68, Russell County, KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Corinne (Polly) Gabehart, 89, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Bottom, 79, Russell County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Pierce, 86, Casey County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Johnny Harold Sluder, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eveleen (Atwood) Miller, Casey Co., KY native (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Nickell Huff, 85, Corbin, KY - Director, Bank of Columbia (1933-2018 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harley Booher, 81, Cumberland County, KY (1938-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Thomas 'J.T.' Moss, 90, formerly of Adair County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Stephens, 100, Russell County, KY (1918-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mila Hope Stapp Hopper, 89, Russell Springs, KY (1931-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winfred Cowan, Columbia, KY (1944-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTVote in the 2020 Primary Election on a walk-in basis in Courthouse Annex, Columbia | (ID:60679, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Iva Joyce Keltner, 85, Columbia, KY (1934-2020) | (ID:60677, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair County Elementary School SBDM Council meeting (click for meeting link) | (ID:60692, Comment)
5:00pmCTACPC SBDM Council special called meeting (click for meeting link) | (ID:60670, Comment)
6:00pmCTPeaceful demonstration against racism and violence meets at Courthouse Annex | (ID:60693, Comment)
Adair County Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:60694, Comment)

 




























 
 
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