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Letter: Where were you when JFK was shot

Kerry Robertson writes:
I was barely three but I remember standing beside my mother in our living room in Hamilton, OH, as she watched the news and cried. It is my first memory of an adult's tears, and it scared me. I patted her leg and said over and over, "Mommy, okay?"
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2020-07-20 19:08:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Scenic Adair County: A Double Promise from God



2020-07-20 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Sandy Evert.
Sandy writes, "Just took this Picture of a double rainbow across the sky a few minutes ago. In light of the worldwide crises, it brought joy to my heart because it's not something we see every day!"

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Frances Pauline Hayes Troop, 91, Liberty, KY (1929-2020)

Frances Pauline Hayes Troop of Liberty passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 3pmET on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Cameron Cain officiating. Burial will follow at Whited Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1pmET to 3pmET on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2020-07-20 15:34:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charles Henry Green, 85, Columbia, KY (1934-2020)

Charles Henry Green of Columbia passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his residence. He was 85 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4pmCT to 8pmCT, and will continue on Wednesday morning until time for the service at the funeral home.

For the health and respect for the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2020-07-20 15:30:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

DPH issues advisory for recent travelers

By Susan Dunlap

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) today issued an advisory for Kentuckians who have traveled to states reporting high numbers of COVID-19. The advisory recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who went to any of eight states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15% for COVID-19 testing. The advisory also includes one state quickly approaching a positive testing rate of 15% and one U.S. Territory.

States were identified from data reported to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. They include Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, and Texas.

The rate of positive patient tests in Mississippi is nearing 15%, so travelers to Mississippi are also asked to voluntarily self-isolate for 14 days. Puerto Rico is the U.S. Territory that has been added.

Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky's Public Health Commissioner, stressed that this is a recommendation and not a mandate. "I am appealing to Kentuckians who have traveled to these states or to Puerto Rico to consider the interest of your health and the health of others. Please, if you have been to any of these places, stay home for 14 days, starting from the date you left that location."


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2020-07-20 15:26:39 | Comments | Printable version

Roy Lee Turner, 68, Columbia, KY (1952-2020)

Roy Lee Turner of Columbia passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Barren County Nursing & Rehab in Glasgow. He was 68 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Lander Bryant Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4:30pmCT on Tuesday.


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2020-07-20 13:20:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Margaret Handy, 92, Green Co., KY (1927-2020)

Mrs. Margaret Coleen Howard Handy of Green County passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020. She was 92 years old.

There will be a private graveside service conducted for Mrs Margaret Handy at the Mt Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.


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2020-07-20 13:16:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sue Ann Taylor, 73, Nicholasville, KY (1946-2020)

Sue Ann Taylor of Nicholasville passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Baptist Health in Lexington. She was 73 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonCT on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Thursday.


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2020-07-20 13:13:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACSO: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

An Adair County man has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine by the Adair County Sheriff's Office after a large quantity of methamphetamine was located after a traffic stop.

On Monday, July 20, 2020, at 08:22amCT, Chief Deputy Justin Cross initiated a traffic stop on Tutt Street in the limits of Columbia on a 2001 GMC. Roadside investigation led to the suspicion that narcotics were present in the vehicle.

Columbia police officer Evan Burton deployed his K-9 Matt on the vehicle. Matt gave positive hit indicators to the odor of narcotics in vehicle. As a result, a search of the vehicle was conducted, and 151 grams of methamphetamine was located, with a street value of over 15,000 dollars.


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2020-07-20 13:11:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Budget Committee meeting, Wed 22 July

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet at 8:30amCT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

The public is invited to attend. Masks will be required due to Governor Beshear's Emergency Executive Order.


2020-07-20 11:09:48 | Comments | Printable version

FAFSA help available

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky students and parents who need help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can get it from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. KHEAA's regional outreach counselors can guide filers through the FAFSA process. There is no fee for the help.

"I urge Kentuckians who need help with the FAFSA to take advantage of the free help offered by KHEAA," Gov. Andy Beshear said. "There is no need to turn to companies that charge fees for this kind of assistance."

Helpful tips for students and their families on how to complete the FAFSA, links to the application and tutorial videos are available at kheaa.com. To contact a KHEAA outreach counselor, visit the counselors tab to find contact information for individual counselors by geographical area. Students and parents may also call KHEAA's Customer Care lines at 800-928-8926.

"Completing the FAFSA is one of the critically important steps for students and families to take in preparing for postsecondary education in that it provides access to federal, state and institutional grant assistance," KHEAA Executive Director Eugene Hutchins said. "It can be the first step along the pathway to a successful career and life."


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2020-07-20 10:13:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

AG announces $1M settlement for KY Medicaid program

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced today that Kentucky's Medicaid Program will receive $929,016.95 as part of a settlement regarding allegations of fraud against Universal Health Services, Inc. ("UHS, Inc."), a for-profit holding company, which directly or indirectly owns the assets or stock of inpatient and residential psychiatric and behavioral health facilities, and UHS of Delaware, Inc., a subsidiary of UHS, Inc., which provides management services to UHS, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "UHS").

UHS is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and is one of the nation's largest providers of hospital and healthcare services. The government alleges that UHS's conduct violated the Federal False Claims Act and Kentucky's Medicaid Fraud statute, resulting in the submission of false claims to the Kentucky Medicaid program.


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2020-07-20 10:11:47 | Comments | Printable version

Rose Derrington Walton, 81, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2020)

Rose Derrington Walton, 81, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her home.

The funeral service for Rose Derrington Walton will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bill Welker and Bro. Bucky Walters officiating.

Interment will follow in the Russell County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 11amCT on Wednesday until the funeral time at 1pmCT.


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2020-07-20 10:08:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Becky Cox, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2020)

Becky Cox of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. She was 81 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Don Gowin. Burial will follow in Hogards Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 11amET to 12:30pmET on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Masks will be required before entry.


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2020-07-20 10:04:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Margaret Wethington, 84, formerly of Knifley, KY (1936-2020)

Margaret Josephine Phelps Williams Wethington, formerly of Knifley, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Gilmer, Texas. She was 84 years old.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Barnes and Rice Funeral Home in Rockville, Indiana with burial in the Bethany Cemetery in Marshall, Indiana.


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2020-07-20 09:48:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Response to Where Were You

Paul W. Patton writes:
When JFK was shot I was in my office at First Christian Church in Junction City, KY, preparing a church publication. No TV or radio was in the office but my wife, Carol rushed from the parsonage bringing me the sad news. I dropped to my knees in prayer for the Kennedy family and our country.
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2020-07-20 09:44:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Middle School SBDM meets Tuesday, 21 July

By Jerald Bryant

A Special Called Meeting for the Adair County Middle School, SBDM (School Based Decision Making) is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, 7/21/20 at 3:30pmCT for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the position of School Principal.

The meeting will take place at the Central Office Board Room.


2020-07-20 07:59:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Where were you the day JFK was shot?

Doug Peterson writes:
I was on a Coast Guard Cutter 20 miles off the Oregon coast on our weekly safety patrol and didn't hear about the shooting until we received the news by morse code message until 12 hours after it happened.

I still remember the exact verbage of that radio message. Since we were patrolling off the coast, we could not pick up local radio or TV to get any details. The next week (7 days later), we finally came back into home port, having missed all the news and funeral coverage. The nation had changed, from optimism to somber reality. It was quite a transition.
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2020-07-20 07:03:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Was in Mrs. Walker's class

Linda Taylor writes:
I was in the very old High School in third grade where Adanta stands now, when Kennedy was shot. Mrs. Mary Evelyn Walker was the teacher. One precious lady!!!!
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2020-07-20 07:02:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mostly sunny today and hot, chance of afternoon storms

It's currently 74F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 90F and a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Heat index values could be as high as 101F. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 72F. Patchy fog could develop after 4amCT.

Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 90F and a 50 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and an overnight low around 71F.


2020-07-20 06:58:48 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 20, 2020

Thanks may be given
when circumstances agree
with personal wish.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 20 July 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3233


2020-07-20 06:54:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 20 Jul 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, July 20, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 59 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: 1 event Circuit Court. 70 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 61 events Circuit Court. 112 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 186 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-07-20 06:54:07 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 20
Happy Anniversary, James and Robyn Curry (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Justin and Tiffany Antle (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Shane and Teresa Gaskins (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anikin Scott Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Higgins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Cornelison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James D. Bauer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelley Curry (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Latasha Gist | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Fletcher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Beth Streeval | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Savannah Tweedy (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherri Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie Jones Watson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephen Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Kendyl Harmony Burton and Kamdyn Brock Burton (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie C. Lynch, Columbia, KY (1943-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kevin Smith, 54, Adair County, KY (1966-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis "Fatboy" Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ruth Anderson Dyer, 63, Eighty Eight, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James C. (Jim) Blair, 87, Adair Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvil Ray Price, Dunnville, KY, Adair native (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Loy (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amos Avon Cooper, 94, Russell County, KY (1921-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cleston (Stump) Patterson, Green Co., KY (1938-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dewey Welby Brown, Russell County, KY (1940-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy C. Weymouth, 81, Adair Co. KY native (1932-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emanuel Wooten, 93, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Estelene Hill, 90, Russell County, KY (1926-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene (Bill) Voils, Russell County, KY (1927-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Earl Underwood, 75, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Mae Durham, Taylor Co., KY (1925 - 2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva P. Richardson, Casey Co., KY (1914-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hubert H. Eads, 72, Russell Co., KY (1941-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Benningfield, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Gilbert) Thompson, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James T. Stearman, Green County, KY (1926-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jay Cox, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kim Jolly, Edmonton, KY (1969-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry G. Jeffries, 57 Russell County, KY (1958-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Vonzell Yocum, Sr., Marion Co., KY (1952-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laverne (Blondie) Speer, 90, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Pittman Burton (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin Devon Coleman, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Nancy Wilson, Casey Co., KY (1909) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Odos Lafavers, 85, Russell Co. KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal McAninch, 96, Casey Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall G. Phillips, 79, Taylor County, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Gean Groce Smith Capps, 88, Summer Shade, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon A. Clayton, 65, Cincinnati, OH (1956-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sue Durham, Taylor County, KY (1944 - 2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thearon 'Junior' Collins, 64, Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tom Beaty, 65, Cumberland Co., KY/Clinton Co., KY native (1951-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Ray Clark, Taylor County, KY (1943-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Black, Casey County, KY (1948-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

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