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EIT program honors three educators from Green County

By Scarlett Birge, student news writer, and Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Campbellsville University's 34th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program Ceremony was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, 217 teachers received the Excellence in Teaching Award from 76 districts and/or private schools in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Twenty-two of the teachers have Campbellsville College or University degrees and nine teachers are National Certified Teachers.

The teachers are selected by their school districts in each grade level (preschool/elementary, middle and high school).

The 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients in Green County, announced by William Hodges, superintendent, are: Kristy Sullivan, Green County Intermediate School; Chasity Price, Green County Middle School; and Mike Daniels, Green County High School.


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2020-06-10 20:38:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Crawfish house



2020-06-10 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Larry Clark.
Larry writes, "I was riding in the neighborhood when I saw this crawfish mound. The sight of it invoked a memory. When the government took our land in order to build the Green River Lake, my dad found a farm in Milltown, close to the acreage we had up on the river. I remember he would cuss those mounds pointing his finger at them, telling my mother how crawfishy that ground was. Meaning it was too wet and swampy. My father hated being moved from the place he loved. --Larry"

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Charles Campbell, III, 20, Russell Springs, KY (1999-2020)

Charles Campbell, III, of Russell Springs passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was 20 years old.

The funeral service for Charles Campbell III will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jeff L. Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilkerson Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from NoonCT until 2pmCT on Friday at the funeral home.


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2020-06-10 19:44:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Budget Committee meeting, Fri 12 Jun 2020

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet at 9amCT on Friday, June 12, 2020, in the conference room of the Adair County 911 Center, 107 N. High Street, Columbia, KY. (We are changing the meeting place to the 911 Center Conference room due to elections going on sorry for any confusion.)

Due to the COVID19 orders Governor Beshear has in effect this meeting will not be open to the public but will be broadcast live via the Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook Page.



2020-06-10 19:31:59 | Comments | Printable version

Solid Waste Committee meeting, Fri 12 Jun 2020

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Solid Waste Committee will meet at 8amCT on Friday, June 12, 2020, in the conference room of the Adair County 911 Center, 107 N. High Street, Columbia, KY. (We are changing the meeting place to the 911 Center Conference room due to elections going on, sorry for any confusion.)

Due to the COVID19 orders Governor Beshear has in effect this meeting will not be open to the public but will be broadcast live via the Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook Page.



2020-06-10 19:29:10 | Comments | Printable version

Sandra Daphine Clark Vicari McKinney, 83, Greensburg, KY (1936-2020)

Sandra Daphine Clark Vicari McKinney of Greensburg passed away on June 8, 2020. She was 83 years old.

The funeral services for Sandra Daphine Clark Vicari McKinney will be conducted at 1pmCT on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the McKinney Family Cemetery. Bro. Mark Lile will be officiating.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service. Due to State mandates, please practice social distancing.


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2020-06-10 19:24:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

General Fund and Road Fund receipts decrease in May 2020

General Fund receipts decreased 8.1 percent, year-to-date down 1.8 percent; Road Fund receipts decreased 33.4 percent, year-to-date down 4.6 percent.

By John T. Hicks/Greg Harkenrider

Frankfort, KY - The Office of State Budget Director reported today that May's General Fund receipts fell 8.1 percent compared to May of last year, a decrease of $69.0 million. Total revenues for the month were $781.0 million, compared to $850.0 million during May 2019. Receipts have now fallen 1.8 percent for the first eleven months of FY20. The revised official estimate for FY20 rendered by the Consensus Forecasting Group (CFG) on May 22, 2020, calls for 3.5 percent revenue decline for the entire fiscal year. To meet the estimate with one month remaining, receipts must decline by 20.6 percent.

State Budget Director John Hicks noted that General Fund revenues were better than expected due to an unanticipated 12.4 percent increase in the individual income tax.


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2020-06-10 19:20:49 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Adair man injured on parkway

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 10:44amCT, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported accident with injuries around the 52 mile marker on the LBN Cumberland Parkway.

Initial investigation showed that 32 year old Joseph Graves was traveling west-bound in a 2013 Nissan when he struck a tree that had fallen into the roadway.

Graves was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS, and then transported to TJ Health Columbia.

The collision was investigated by Deputy Brandon Hitch, and he was assisted on scene by the Columbia - Adair County Fire Department.


2020-06-10 19:17:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Governor's Wednesday update: Churches to 50%

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

"Hopefully the Kentucky that we build as we come out of COVID-19 is one where we are more together," the Governor said. "All of us, as one community, as one Team Kentucky, are ready to take on the challenges of the future, but knowing that if we are more united and more connected, there is so much more that we can get done."

Gov. Beshear and other administration officials also spoke Wednesday about expanded testing that will launch next week.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. June 10, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 11,883 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 191 of which were newly confirmed Wednesday.


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Helen Faye Burton, 68, Columbia, KY (1951-2020)

Helen Faye Kemp Burton of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at her residence. She was 68 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Thursday, and will continue on Friday morning until time for the service at the funeral home. For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.


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2020-06-10 11:42:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACSO: Mannsville man arrested after traffic stop on bypass

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On June 8, 2020, the Adair County Sheriff's Office initiated a traffic stop of a 2006 Cadillac on the Veterans Memorial Bypass. The vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.

During the stop it was found that the driver was in possession of a handgun. The driver was a convicted felon, and not allowed by law to possess firearms.


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2020-06-10 11:38:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACHS special-called SBDM Council meeting, Thu 11 Jun 2020

By Troy Young, Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School will have a special-called Site Based Decision Making Council meeting at 4pmCT on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in the library at Adair County High School, 526 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss scheduling options for the 2020-2021 school year, coaching vacancies, and to review business teaching applications.


2020-06-10 09:50:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: specific question about plastic bottles

Kathy Krug writes, responding to Recycling Part I:

Thank you Rebecca for a well-written, clear explanation of Adair's recycling. Thanks for not only saying what was and was not acceptable, but also explaining how the recycling center works.

Only one more question: Ensure bottles are plastic drink bottles, but they're no. 5 plastic. Can these be recycled? - Kathy

Kathy, thank you for your letter. It has been sent to Rebecca Montgomery for here ongoing research and is being printed here in case readers can also help us with discovery. - LW


2020-06-10 09:45:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Larry E. Chapman, 74, Russell County, KY (1946-2020)

Larry E. Chapman, 74, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, June 8th, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at Bethel Cemetery in Jamestown at 12noonCT on Thursday, June 11, with Bro. Larry Johnson officiating. Walk through visitation is on Wednesday 5-7 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel. Burial will include Military Honors by Russell County Honor Guard.


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2020-06-10 09:38:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACMS honors eighth graders with completion materials

From Principal Alma Rich, Adair County Middle School

We had 188 ACMS eighth graders getting their official completion records making them ready for the next steps in their education. The year of changes due to COVID-19 Pandemic caused traditional year end ceremonies to be cancelled and we had drive-through event so students could have their papers and awards.

We had several with 90 or above in all subjects. Some special awards include: Perfect Attendance for the year went to Wesson Burton, Aaron Coblantz, Jakeb Lacy, and Carter White. Wesson and Jakeb had perfect attendance all three years at ACMS.

Citizenship Awards went to Jakeb Lacy and Hope Wall

Principal Awards went to Braylon Breeze and Gracie Wilson.

We also had two chrome books donated by Hood Lodge 839. In the drawing for everyone that had turned in their NTI work on time, the winners of the chrome books were Leah Keith (6th grade) and Lane Grant (8th grade).


2020-06-10 06:32:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair Co. Public Library announces re-opening dates

By Lee Ann Jessee

We are so happy to announce two important dates: June 15th and June 22nd!

What is so special about those dates? Well, on June 15, 2020, we will be able to allow a limited number of our patrons in to use the computers and access copy and fax service!

On June 22, 2020, we will be allowing a limited number of our patrons in to browse and check out books!

Now, of course, there are rules and guidelines to follow in order to keep everyone safe:


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2020-06-10 06:28:00 | Comments | Printable version

Please return your ballots as soon as you can

By Vicky Pike

As a member of the Adair County Board of Elections, I urge you to please get your ballots back as soon as possible to give us time to process them.

Therer are only 4 members of our board and it takes a good deal of time for us to process the ballots once they come back to us. Larger counties have processing committees but we just have Lisa Greer, Ricky Collins, Josh Brockman, and me. Thank you in advance for helping us out.

Please remember we have pollworkers in the annex basement from 8amCT to 4pmCT Monday throgh Friday, and on Saturday from 8amCT to 11amCT if you wish to vote in person. No appointment is necessary.

More information about in-person voting can be found here: Important facts for voting in the Primary Election.


2020-06-10 06:23:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Partly sunny and windy today, storms expected, high 87F

It's currently 75F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 87F.
Special Weather Statement: Winds will come in from the south this morning ahead of an approaching cold front, and may gust to near 40 mph at times. Winds will shift to the west as the cold front pushes through this afternoon, with gusts to near 40 mph continuing to be a possibility.

Scattered storms are expected to develop along and ahead of that cold front around midday and move eastward this afternoon. A few of the storms may become severe with gusty winds and hail. Isolated tornadoes will be possible, with the best tornado chances along and east of the US 127 corridor from mid afternoon into early evening.

If you are in a mobile home or other particularly vulnerable location, you may wish to seek shelter in a more secure spot well before storms actually approach. If you feel you may need to go to a public tornado shelter today, the CDC recommends preparing a "go kit" with personal need items including hand sanitizer and cloth face coverings.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 59F. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Thursday should be sunny, with a high near 79F and northwest wind around 7 mph.

Thursday Night will be clear, with a low around 56F and calm wind.


2020-06-10 06:19:23 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 10, 2020

Looking at deceased,
death may present a nice smile
never before seen.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 10 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3193


2020-06-10 06:04:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 10 Jun 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 30 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 85 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 72 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 62 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-06-10 06:03:49 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 10
Happy Anniversary, Eddie and Tiffany Kessler (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Guffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Sheila Ann & Frankie Burton (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Debbie Bennett (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janie Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joseph Bryant (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Luster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Lasley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Burton, (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Franklin (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Cary Shelley, 93, Burkesville, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katherine Corbin Montgomery, Gradyville (1918-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Gene Lawson, Cumberland County, KY (1961-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Logan Smith, Green County, KY (1952-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Spurling, Mannsville, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Bruce Reinersman, Cumberland County, KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosella Reeves, 80, Green Co., KY native (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet Sue Ford Foster, Columbia, KY (1951-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Wayne (Rabbit) Hale, Russell Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda J. West, Russell Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Jean Garrett Phipps, Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys C. Thomas, Casey Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Welby Warren, Adair Co., KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Henry Rice, 105, formerly of Campbellsville, KY (1907) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester (Doodler) Roy, Casey Co., KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason David Cooper, 31, formerly of Russell Co., KY (1982-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger D. Cooper, 68, Russell Co., KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Monica M. Rhymer, Russell Springs, KY (1979-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Vanda Bloyd Simpson, Green Co. KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara E. Jones, Adair Co >., KY (1915-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Burton, 60, Adair County, KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucas Edwards, Campbellsville, KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny S. Smith, 63, Russell Co., KY (1953-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melvin Pike , 75, Taylor County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rudell Cochran Johnson, 83, Casey County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lula Bell Scott Thurman, Cumberland Co., KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman George, 72, Adair County, KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Wayne York, 66, Bryan, Russell Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Mae Wilkinson, Adair Co., KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Aaron Walton Ratliff, 79, Green County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rickie Booher, 63, Burkesville, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bruce Rule, 63, Elk Horn, KY(1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanetta Marie Turner Petty, 81, Adair County, KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Allen Baldwin, Columbia, KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Ray (Butch) Smith, 74, Edmonton, KY (1946-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin Dean Mings, 53, Campbellsville, KY (1967-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roberta Marie Callahan, 88, Demossville, KY (1932-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

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