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Friday, June 12, 2020
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Two emergency calls requiring technical fire rescue response

Today's multi-jurisdictional responses required efforts, dedication and skills that often go beyond the average or typical calls that we respond too. We are all fortunate to have these responders in our County and have the relationship with Campbellsville Fire Rescue on our shared waterway --Mike

By Mike Keltner, Director
Adair County Emergency Management

This Friday, June 12, 2020, has proven a busy day for first responders in and around Adair County. A call of a possible drowning at Mt. Carmel boat ramp (also know as Butler Creek Ramp) was received by Adair E-911 at 12:57PM this afternoon. Emergency responders specializing in technical and dive rescue scrambled to the scene. The body of Paul Wayne Dinkens, a 46 year old male of Columbia was located at 3:08pmCT. Investigation of the death is pending by Adair County Coroner Todd Akin and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Cody Berry.

At the same time as the body was recovered, 3:08pmCT, Adair County E-911 received a call of a missing 8-year old male in Eastern Adair County. Personnel Responded from multiple areas and departments to begin search efforts. Arriving Columbia - Adair County Firefighters close to the area began hasty searches within minutes of the initial call. As other responders arrived and began search efforts a call was received by Adair County 911 at 3:49PM by a caller reporting a male juvenile near Highway 206 matching the description of the juvenile. Sheriff's deputies responded from the scene and confirmed that the juvenile was in fact the one reported missing. The male was found safe.


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2020-06-12 21:15:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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2020-06-12 - Mercer Co., KY - Photo by Pen.
Taken from the passenger seat on Highway 152 just outside Burgin, Kentucky.

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Guidelines for HWC Reopening

By Abe Cross

In order to reopen our doors safely and in compliance with state and federal regulations and guidelines, Holloway Health & Wellness Center will be implementing the following procedures upon reopening on Monday, June 15:
  • Social distancing of 6' must be observed at all times
    • This spacing increases to 10' during group fitness classes
  • Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask upon entering and exiting the facility
  • Temperatures of all who enter will be taken and recorded with a touch-free forehead thermometer
  • Basketball goals will be raised (team sports activities are disallowed per healthy at work guidelines)
  • Lockers will be open every 6', with those in between closed
  • There will no equipment checkout
  • Racquetball court will be closed
  • AT RISK POPULATIONS (as defined by the CDC) and SENIORS only are invited to utilize exclusive hours MWF from 9amCT-12pmCT and T/TH from 9amCT-11amCT
    • This population is welcome to come anytime we are open, but these hours are strictly for them
As always, if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from using the building.

We look forward to seeing everyone when we reopen.


2020-06-12 20:44:11 | Comments | Printable version

Governor's Friday update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state's ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"I know this has been an extraordinarily difficult year for many Kentuckians," said Gov. Beshear. "But we will finish the fight against COVID-19 because of your compassion for each other and dedication to protecting those around you."

Today, pursuant to the Governor's request, the Historic Properties Advisory Commission met and, in a bipartisan vote, voted to remove the statue of Jefferson Davis from the Capitol Rotunda. To read Gov. Beshear's full statement, click here: Statement from Governor on vote to remove statue from capitol rotunda.

Case information
As of 4 p.m. June 12, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 12,166 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 331 of which were newly confirmed Friday.

"Remember, due to a backlog in the data management system we use to report data to the federal government, today's numbers include some cases that should have been reported yesterday," said Gov. Beshear.


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2020-06-12 20:39:25 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Theft hit and run

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police are investigating a vehicle theft which resulted in a hit and run accident, late Thursday night, June 11, 2020.

An unknown party struck a tree on Jamestown Street between a residence and Franklin Nissan before fleeing the scene. It was later found the vehicle had been stolen from J&S Auto Sales on Russell Road, just outside of the city limits.

If anyone has any information leading to identifying the driver please contact The Columbia Police Department by calling Adair 911's non-emergency line at 270-384-6464 or The Columbia Police Department directly during business hours at 270-384-4119.


2020-06-12 20:35:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Remembers bowling at wooden pins

Roger D. Smith DMD writes:
I remember that in the late 50' or early 60's there was an alley in the basement. You had a ball without finger holes and you bowled at wooden pins and the were hand set. Not sure but I think it was called ten pins but I know it was not bowling as today.
Comments re: Old Reed Street Bowling Alley


2020-06-12 20:33:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Fatal accident closes Hwy 68 near Black Gnat

By Larry Joe Smith, GM at the Big Dawg Radio

A multiple vehicle, fatal accident has closed US Hwy 68 at this hour near the Black Gnat community between Campbellsville and Greensburg, KY.

Taylor County Sheriffs Office and Kentucky State Police are on the scene. Plan for traffic delays.


2020-06-12 16:24:12 | Comments | Printable version

Possible drowning, Mt. Carmel Boat Ramp area

From Larry Joe Smith, GM at the Big Dawg Radio

Officials are on the scene at this hour looking for a possible drowning victim in the Mt. Carmel Boat Ramp area on the Adair/Taylor County, KY line.

A 47-year-old male is alleged to have gone under water and not resurfaced.

Update: Adair County Emergency Management Director Mike Keltner reports that the body of Paul Wayne Dinkens, 46, of Columbia, was located at 3:08pmCT. Investigation of the death is pending by Adair County Coroner Todd Akin and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Cody Berry.


2020-06-12 13:54:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Recycling discussed in Solid Waste meeting Friday

"... The local recycling center can not accept (no place for it to go) plastic grocery bags, plastic container wrapping, number 5 or number 7 plastics, or slick paper advertisements...

By Rebecca Montgomery


The Adair County Fiscal Court Solid Waste Committee held a brief meeting Friday morning, June 12, 2020, live-streamed on the Adair County Fiscal Court Facebook page. The meeting discussed the reopening of the recycling center three days a week as well as the recent hire of a new employee to help.

The committee touched upon UNacceptable items people often bring to the recycling center, which include plastic bags, plastic container wrapping, and number 5 and number 7 plastics. Solid Waste Coordinator Bridget Compton noted that Keurig cups are made from number 5 plastic and are not acceptable, since the recycling center does not have a buyer for that type.


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2020-06-12 13:32:39 | Comments | Printable version

CU Board and Dr. Carter commit to CU's black students and employees

Campbellsville, KY -. - The Board of Trustees of Campbellsville University, and leadership of the Board, is in support of the following statement made by CU President Dr. Michael V. Carter.

This statement presents a strong commitment to CU's black students and employees, joins with others in expressing our shock and sorrow following the violent and horrible deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, expresses our dedication to fight systemic racism and our Christian conviction that all people are created in God's image and there is no place for racism in our Christian beliefs and practices, and commits CU to moving forward with initiatives and plans to implement concrete actions to end racism and discrimination. The Board and administration will be announcing more details of such plans and initiatives.

A Statement from Michael V. Carter, President, Campbellsville University

I want to unequivocally voice my support for our black students and employees. In recent weeks, our nation has had to come to grips with voices in the streets in response to cruelty forced on our black citizens.


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2020-06-12 13:31:06 | Comments | Printable version

Statement from Governor on vote to remove statue from capitol rotunda

Frankfort, KY - "Today has been a historic day in the Commonwealth. Pursuant to my request, the Historic Properties Advisory Commission met and, in a bipartisan vote, voted to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from our Rotunda. It was past time for this vote and for this action. But what it will mean is that we get a little closer to truly being Team Kentucky - that every child who walks into this Capitol feels welcome, and none of them have to look at a symbol and a statue that stands for the enslavement of their ancestors. Today is a move toward showing that everybody is welcome in this building and that our government should work for the betterment of every single Kentuckian - that we have systematic issues that we must address, but that now is the time to truly move forward, to truly make progress and to show that Team Kentucky includes every single Kentuckian." --Governor Andy Beshear

2020-06-12 13:28:54 | Comments | Printable version

Fiscal Court Budget Committee meeting

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee met this morning. The meeting was not open to the public, but was broadcast live on Facebook. Click headline for an embedded view (not all browsers support FB video), or click here to view on the Fiscal Court's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Adair-County-Fiscal-Court-2337212276524095

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2020-06-12 10:24:35 | Comments | Printable version

Fiscal Court Solid Waste Committee meeting

The Adair County Fiscal Court Solid Waste Committee met this morning. The meeting was not open to the public, but was broadcast live on Facebook. Click headline for an embedded view (not all browsers support FB video), or click here to view on the Fiscal Court's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Adair-County-Fiscal-Court-2337212276524095

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2020-06-12 07:42:11 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 12, 2020

Nothing must seem forced
because no scene must be made
at a funeral.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 12 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3195


2020-06-12 06:54:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Carol Perkins: Adventures of an accidental Santa

Previous Column: Breaking out of Solitary

By Carol Perkins

My grandchildren love getting boxes in the mail. They never know what I might send them. It is fun for me, and they are always grateful. I've sent funky socks, boxes of healthy snacks, and books. This week I decided to send my Tennessee grandson, who loves Legos, one of the Titanic. It was a small set, but he would have something new to do, and he loves everything Titanic.

My Amazon address is automatic, but this time I was sending it to his address in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, so I clicked the "change address" button. I should have paid more attention. I looked at his name and made sure it was going to the right grandchild.

About a week later, I texted Carla.


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2020-06-12 06:49:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Letter: Butterfly ID

Marcus Pierce writes:
I'm not the brightest bub in the pack but the butterfly pictured looks like a Painted Lady butterfly.
Marcus, thanks for writing. We though so, too, at first, and the two can be very similar, but the eyespot on the forewing clinched it for us as a Hackberry Emperor. There's a great comparison tool at the Massachusetts Butterfly Club where you can see examples side-by-side. --Pen

Comments re: Butterfly: Hackberry Emperor


2020-06-12 06:41:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Voting reminder, make sure your ballot gets in

By Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

If you have called the Clerk's office to vote by mail, please make sure to have received your application that was sent to you in the mail before/on Monday, June 15, 2020.

If you requested your ballot online at GoVoteKy.com you would not have received the application, but only your ballot.

If you are planning on requesting a ballot online, the deadline is Monday, June 15, 2020 at www.GoVoteKy.com.

Ballots must be returned postmarked on or before June 23, 2020.

Voting in person at the Courthouse Annex in Columbia is available now through June 22, 2020. You do not have to wait until election day, come at your convenience with your ID ready for the precinct worker between the hours of 8am-4pmCT Monday through Friday, and between 8am and 11amCT Saturday, June 13, and Saturday, June 20, 2020.


2020-06-12 06:36:54 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny through the weekend, high 83F today

It's currently 58F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 83F. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 57F and north wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday will be sunny again, with a high near 83F and light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 54F. Northeast wind around 6 mph.

Sunday will be sunny and a little cooler, with a high near 78F. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 53F.


2020-06-12 06:24:52 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 12 Jun 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, June 12, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 5 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No 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: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 7 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-06-12 06:24:17 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 12
Happy Anniversary, Brent Geoffrey and Brandy Thompson (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Roger and Amanda Firkins (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony and Lorene Martens (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anita Marie Grace George (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Withers Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Raikes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Bennett (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Bean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Claire Bryant (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Ford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacy Corbin Wilson (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelci Rhea Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristina Nichole Burton (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Jean Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tasha Burton and Trisha Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Keltner, Taylor County, KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Garfield Gosser, Sr., Russell Springs, KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Charlotte Hodges, Greensburg, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leona Frazier Hitchcock, Greensburg, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances D. (Bo) Price, Russell Springs, KY (1933-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Lee Dial, Adair Co., KY, native (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald H. Samuel, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Clifford Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty J. Williams, Clementsville, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Hadley, Adair County, KY (1975) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. James D. Small, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby D. Benningfield, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Gadberry, 81, Adair County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny K. Johnson, Russell County, KY native, Columbia, KY, (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren G. Carter, 90, Burkesville, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Warren G. Carter, Burkesville, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ron Coleman, Taylor County, KY (1948 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Russell Keith Gilbert, Cumberland Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roger Dean Emerick , Campbellsville, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. David Lyons, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth K. (Kitty) Bloyd, 88, Green County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Marie Key, 50, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Ann Beams, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marty S. York, 67, Marrowbone, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Ramey Varney, formerly of Russell County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Miles, 82, Liberty, KY (1939-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, In Memory Birthday, Maxine Riddle, Adair Co., KY (1931-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Perkins, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn Scott, 89, Hustonville, KY (1932-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcille Wilkerson, 91, Dunnville, KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Avon Hulse Keltner, Taylor Co., KY (1915-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, June 12, 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:60682, Comment)
Fiscal Court Solid Waste Committee meeting | (ID:60703, Comment)
9:00amCTFiscal Court Budget Committee meeting | (ID:60704, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Helen Faye Burton, 68, Columbia, KY (1951-2020) | (ID:60701, Comment)

 




























 
 
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