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Bobby Allen Compton, 80, Adair Co., KY (1940-2020)

Bobby Allen Compton passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Adair County. He was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Sammy Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Saturday. Attendees to both visitation and funeral are required to wear masks.


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Bobby Allen Compton, 80, Adair Co., KY (1940-2020)



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Gov. Beshear looks to close out FY2020 without shortfall

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that the state is looking to close out fiscal year 2020 without a shortfall, despite the continuing challenges presented by efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The Governor also provided an update on the state's efforts to fight the pandemic as cases here and across the country have surged in recent days.

"It is just so critical that we do the right thing, right now. Today I got a grim report. There is at least one casket maker that is having every single bit of its capacity sent to Georgia and Alabama and Texas, not on the delivery trucks that they're used to using, but on 18-wheelers," said Gov. Beshear. "Let's make sure that Kentucky doesn't end up in that position. What we're dealing with is life or death, but the good news is we are taking the type of aggressive action that should work."

Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, noted that among Kentucky's quick and aggressive actions is its robust testing regime. However, he warned against believing that alone is a panacea in this fight.

"We have come light years away from where we were a couple months ago on testing, but we cannot test our way out of poor decision making," said Dr. Stack. "We cannot test our way out of bad judgement. You don't solve an infection with a test. You prevent an infection with a mask."


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2020-07-22 19:57:50 | Comments | Printable version

Teresa Gail Stephens, 62, Edmonton, KY (1957-2020)

Teresa Gail Stephens of Edmonton passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She was 62 years old.

Funeral services for Gail Stephens will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East St., Edmonton, KY, with burial to follow in the Humes Cemetery.

Visitation is requetsed from NoonCT until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Due to the current Covid-19 Crisis, funeral services will be limited to close family only.


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2020-07-22 19:54:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: At Fort Belvoir

David Butler writes:
I was working at the motor pool in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for the Army when I got the word on Kennedy. My wife Janice Butler and our friend Freida Yates were in Virginia while we were stationed in the Army and they were able to attend the funeral and burial at Arlington.
Comments re: Where were you when Kennedy was shot?


2020-07-22 19:50:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Leona Pike, 91, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2020)

Leona Pike of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. John Batcher. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 11amET to 12:30pmET on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-07-22 19:47:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Brenda Sue Caffee, 76, Metcalfe County, KY

Brenda Sue Caffee age 76 of Edmonton passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at her home with her family at her side.

Born in Green County Sue was the daughter of the late Morris and Ruby Bagby Carter. Sue retired from the Metcalfe County High School lunch room and was a member of the Foundation Methodist Church. She loved her church family dearly and was in charge of flowers. Sue married Edward Caffee, Jr who survives whom she loved very much.


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2020-07-22 18:14:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Campbellsville man dead from gunshot wound

By Larry J. Smith, general manager, Big Dawg

A Campbellsville man was murdered Tuesday night. Campbellsville Police responded to 102 Hill Street in Campbellsville in reference to an individual with a gunshot wound.

Once officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 27-year-old male who was deceased from a suspected gunshot wound. The shooter fled the scene.

The male was identified as James Micheal Carman, 27, of Campbellsville. Carmen was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook.


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2020-07-22 18:11:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

KSP recovers stolen vehicle minutes after it was stolen

By Trooper Scotty R. Sharp

Elizabethtown, KY. (July 22, 2020) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers were able to recover a stolen Chevrolet pickup less than three minutes after being stolen from the IGA in Upton.

On July 21, 2020 at approximately 9:12amET, KSP Post 4 was contacted by a victim of a car theft from the IGA located in Upton. The caller was able to give a description of the Chevrolet pickup truck and stated it was last seen getting on northbound I-65.


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2020-07-22 14:17:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

WKU offering new Certificate in Game Design

By Tommy Newton

This fall, WKU is launching a new Certificate in Game Design. The first academic credential on campus in Gaming, the certificate creates a pathway for students to forge a career in this growing $150 billion industry.

The WKU Certificate in Game Design is an 18-hour interdisciplinary program that combines the strengths of the departments of Art, Computer Science, and Communication. Required coursework includes computer programming, visual art and design, and gaming practices, and provides students with an understanding of contemporary game culture. Students will develop skills in computer animation and industry-standard game design engines.

The certificate can be combined with majors across campus as a component of a four-year degree, or completed as a stand-alone credential in as little as one year.


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2020-07-22 14:12:45 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear signs Employment First executive order

By Holly Neal

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear recently signed an executive order that strengthens Kentucky's commitment to increase meaningful employment of people with disabilities in the general workforce and support them and their families through the Employment First Council.

The executive order assures that competitive and integrated employment in the community is the first and primary option for people with disabilities who desire employment, and that state policies and regulations are in line with that goal.

"I envision a brighter future for all of our citizens, and that includes meaningful job opportunities for Kentuckians with disabilities, regardless of the level of disability," the Governor said. "By collaborating the efforts of public and private groups in the Employment First Council, we can draw on the strengths of all of our communities and break the cycle of poverty through better paying jobs for all.


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2020-07-22 14:10:28 | Comments | Printable version

Charity Baptist Church Homecoming

By Janet Biggs

Charity Baptist Church will be having Homecoming Sunday, July 26, 2020. The Sullivans from Scottsville will be singing. There will be no meal following. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Services will start at 10:30amCT, and there will be no Sunday School. Charity Baptist Church is located at 4072 Holmes Bend Road, Columbia, KY. Everyone is welcome to come and worship.


2020-07-22 14:08:34 | Comments | Printable version

Columbian injured in Speck Ridge motorcycle accident

By Larry Smith, general manager, Big Dawg

An Adair County Man was injured early today in a motorcycle accident. Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 the Big Dawg that Jonathon Clark, 56 of Columbia swerved to miss a deer in the roadway when he lost control of the bike.

The motorcycle mishap occurred at 5:09amET this morning on Speck Ridge road in Taylor County and Clark was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident was investigated by Officer Rodney Cox.


2020-07-22 09:00:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Adair Public Library open with guidelines re virus

Library Books Waiting to Be Read!

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair County Public Library would like to remind everyone that we are open Monday through Friday, 9am-12noonCT, then 1pm-3pm.

We are also continuing curbside service for the rest of 2020. If you would like curbside service, just call or email us and we will be happy to help. Email us at adaircountypubliclibrary@gmail.com or call 270-384-2472.

You can call and make an appointment to come in and use the computers, copy, and fax and /or browse the stacks. We ask that you wear a mask and social distance when you come in.

Donít forget to check our Facebook page and catch all the lap sit and story hour playlists!


2020-07-22 08:43:01 | Comments | Printable version

Josie Alice Adkins, 75, Green County, KY (1945-2020)

Josie Alice Adkins was born February 26, 1945 in Green County, KY to the late Raymond Adkins and Lucille Elmore Adkins. She departed this life Monday, July 20, 2020, having attained the age of seventy-five years, four months and twenty-four days.

Visitation will be after 10amCT Saturday, July 25, 2020 until the funeral hour at 2pm at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home. Minister will be Bro. Robert Adkins. Interment will be in Adkins Family Cemetery, Green County, KY. Pallbearers: Chester Davisson, Jerry Davisson, Charlie Davisson, Lenward Jefferson, Jr, Robert Adkins, Ricky Adkins, and Clifton Sullivan.

Due to state mandate masks will be required for the visitation and funeral service.


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2020-07-22 08:31:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Free diapers and wipes Saturday from Agape House

By sharon Payne, Agape House Director

The Agape House PRC will have a Drive-thru-Diaper and Wipes give away Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 9-11amCT. The location is 363 Office Park Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, KY.

We will also have Gift Certificates for the Farmers Market to give out as well.

If you know someone in need of diapers and wipes, please have them come by.

Everyone will be asked to stay in their cars and the products will be brought to them.


2020-07-22 06:26:00 | Comments | Printable version

KSP hosts Cover the Cruiser to support Special Olympics

Cover the Cruiser will be at Doc's Market, 2938 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, from 10amCT to 2pmCT on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Sergeant Josh Lawson, KSP/Mark Buerger, Special Olympics Kentucky

Frankfort, KY - During the last week of July, Kentucky State Police (KSP) invites the public to 'Cover the Cruiser' in support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY). KSP posts across the state will have cruisers parked at designated locations* (i.e. gas stations, grocery stores, etc.) and will encourage the public to cover their cruisers with custom SOKY stickers. For a minimum donation of $1, which will go directly to SOKY, Kentuckians can purchase those stickers at the designated locations and place them on the Trooper's cruiser.

"Special Olympics Kentucky is a very important organization and I am proud that our state troopers are helping raise funds and awareness," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "It is critical that we continue to support non-profits during this pandemic in creative and safe ways."

This fundraising event was planned when the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was canceled due to COVID-19. Each year, The Torch Run escorts the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to kick off the State Summer Games in Richmond, KY.


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2020-07-22 06:20:54 | Comments | Printable version

Governor's Tuesday update: Second-highest one-day total

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as officials reported the second-highest number of cases in a single day.

"Here in Kentucky, our surge continues as well. Today we are reporting our second-highest daily total of 674 new cases. That's not good news," the Governor said. "We have got to be committed to doing better, and I do see a lot of that out there. We've got to make sure we are not one of these other states where their cases are exploding. We still have time to act. But we have got to know that we are on that trajectory, we are on that path, without everybody doing the right thing."

Gov. Beshear stressed the need for everyone to adhere to the mandates and advisories - all based on the guidance and science provide by the White House and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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2020-07-22 06:05:45 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 07/21/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We added cases number in the 20s again today, plus our hospitalizations are back up to 14. Please, don't become complacent with wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching your face.

The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor's Executive Orders.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 21 today: Adair: 1; Casey: 5; Clinton: 1; Green: 1; Pulaski: 10; and, Taylor: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days. The new cases include:


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2020-07-22 06:02:51 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 88F, chance of storms

It's currently 69F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 88F and a 60 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low near 71F and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 85F and a 60 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 68F and a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.


2020-07-22 05:55:54 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 22, 2020

New experience
is more appealing if dressed
in current fashion.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 22 July 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3235


2020-07-22 05:52:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 22 Jul 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 58 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 50 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 128 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-07-22 05:52:05 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 22
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Stephanie Antle (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Samantha and Neil Harrelson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam P. West (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anissa Bright | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittni Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Britttany Jessee Dile | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edward "PeeWee" Dulworth (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emilee Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Grace Bivens (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jansen Bradley Miller (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jasper William Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica L. Sexton (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jessica Lynn Gaskins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Pyles (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jon Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Smith (aka Katie-ma-lady) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayla Younkin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melody Pollard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Legg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Todd (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Seth Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Burton (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Brithday, Brittany Lee Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Aaron Cahill, Petersburg, IN (1963-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Unadell O. (Della) Coffey, Russell Springs, KY (1943-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Salato, Adair County, KY (1924-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose M. Goodin, Adair Co., KY native. (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Evelyn Hopper, Russell Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Jones Monin, Green Co., KY (1934-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James E. Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Lee Franklin, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pat Rhynearson, Taylor County, KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack R. Williams, formerly of Columbia, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Shepherd, 87, Adair Co., KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Lee Barnett, Green Co., KY (1949-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Philip N. Frederick, Casey County, KY (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lura Opal West, 92, Russell Co., KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elder Royce F. Hart, Russell County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garry Steven McCubbins, Green County, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Arms, Cumberland County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Gene Hall, Taylor County, KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Johnson, Taylor County, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cyrus G. Miller, 75, Russell County, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tabitha Ritchie, 37, Taylor County, KY (1978-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Flossie Price, 91, Metcalfe Co., KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Flossie Price, 91, Metcalfe Co., KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ronnie Dale Milby, Green County, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Knight Polston Brown, 60, Russell Co., KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judith Anne Luke, Russell Springs, KY/Mishawaka, IN native (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard E. Rhymes, 76, Adair County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dan Farr, Adair County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Jenkins, 73, Adair County, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Skaggs Smith, 73, Russell Co., KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Cunningham Foley, Russell County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melody Lynn Grider, Edmonton, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claud Beard (July 22, 1907-November 18, 1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Della Coffey, 76, Russell County, KY (1943-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John W. Gaines, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Thomas, 70, Dunnville, KY (1950-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Blakeman, Campbellsville, KY (1922-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie Garrett, 98, Adair County, KY (1918-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ralph Lee McKinney, Sr, 81, Green County, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Remy Ussery, 82, Columbia, KY (1938-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Flowers, 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherril Harris, 75, Casey County, KY (1944-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susan T. Parker, Columbia, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Valtie Edel Melson (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bud) Spicer, 88 Columbia, KY (1931-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, birthday Sue Ann Cravens (d. 2007) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTLast day to register online for Adair County 4-H & Cloverbud Floral Hall Exhibits | (ID:60774, Comment)
8:00amCTFarmers Market on the Square Weekday Market, 8amCT-1pmCT | (ID:60740, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court Budget Committee meeting | (ID:60797, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Roy Lee Turner, 68, Columbia, KY (1952-2020) | (ID:60799, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Charles Henry Green, 85, Columbia, KY (1934-2020) | (ID:60800, Comment)

 




























 
 
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