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Phillip Coffey - Sound of the Trumpet

SOUND OF THE TRUMPET, By Phillip Coffey

Keep that head up - all is quite merry.
No pensive moments - attention to environment
Of those who may be melancholic - dreary.
Saddle up the steed - lively merriment.

Skipping along - loose fitting jumpers.
Sashay through the plight of encumbered.
Along the path of 'Bambi' and 'Thumper'
Shying away from the sound of the trumpet.

Note: Often when I have poetry 'running through my head' I lower my head while trying to connect all the lines. Another observed me on one such occasion and I was told to not look down. I got up and walked away while trying to finish 'connecting'. On another occasion I was among family sating in a chair. I turned my head back while listening to a bird sing. I hear birds, see something oft 'kilter' or hear whatever and I write prose/poetry. I wrote with 'pen in hand' "Sound of The Trumpet" about 15 minutes before attending church. Writing helps bring me peace.


2021-01-15 19:07:12 | Comments | Printable version

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Flash Wilson, 61, Russell Springs, KY



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Larry (Flash) Wilson, 61, Russell County, KY (1959-2021)

Larry 'Flash' Wilson, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 12, 1959, a son of the late Geraldine Wilson. He was a Sports Manager. He is survived by a host of cousins and many friends.


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2021-01-15 19:02:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Freezing temps make driving more dangerous

KTC District 3 advises caution while driving overnight - Crews performed anti-icing operations during daytime hours

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2021) - The snow and ice response team from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 office is prepping for possible winter weather tonight and in the morning. Crews from around the district were deployed into anti-icing operations today.

A minor winter weather system is expected to move through the area tonight.


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2021-01-15 18:58:34 | Comments | Printable version

Doug Turner Bartley, 59, Metcalfe County, KY (1961-2021)

Douglas 'Doug' Turner Bartley, age 59, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at TJ Samson Hospital.

Born September 12, 1961 in Glasgow, KY, he was a son of Orval Turner Bartley, Summer Shade and Donnita Spear Bartley, Summer Shade, who survive. Doug was a heavy equipment operator and a farmer. He was a Christian.


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2021-01-15 18:54:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Holiday schedule for County offices

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Judge Executive, Green River Animal Shelter, Adair County Recycling Center, and the Annex building will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Adair County Clerk's office will be closed Saturday, January 16, 2021 as well. Please have a safe and blessed Holiday.


2021-01-15 14:22:27 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: National Religious Freedom Day

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By Carol Perkins

Saturday, January 16, is National Religious Freedom Day. As I heard this on the morning news, I reflected on my elementary teachers who read the Bible to us each morning and ended with a prayer. I guess it was the Lord's Prayer; I don't remember. What I do remember is how solemn she was and how attentive the students listened. No one "acted up" during this time or he/she would have suffered for it. However, that was when the only diversity in the room of thirty or forty boys and girls was whether they were Methodist, Baptist, Church of Christ, or part of the many of the other churches in the area.

I only knew of other religions through history books. Mainly, I learned from TV (and listening to others) that Russia was a Communist country where no one believed in God. I was wrong about that, but I was young. We heard much about the devil Khrushchev and the impending danger of a bomb.

Bringing religion or worship in a public classroom was never questioned at the time. (Private schools can do what they want.) Some teachers, however, brought much more than was intended to that morning ritual. Many "got on a roll" about sin, evil, and the devil. (I thought the devil was listening outside the door!) Frankly, some of their presentations were scary. One teacher (not mine, but an older relative) daily warned her students that the world was ending soon. This was in the fifties. A child believes the teacher (at least back then), so she spent sleepless nights of dread until she confided in her parents. Her attentive father addressed the matter. She was only seven.

Of course, we know leaders such as teachers and professors do not necessarily believe the way we do. They come from diverse backgrounds: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or among the other 310 religions currently in America.

Young kids, however, are vulnerable, so they need protection from those who "get on a roll." The First Amendment does that for us.


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2021-01-15 11:58:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students

By Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky's youth to pursue rewarding careers in engineering by offering two scholarship programs that help pay for tuition and guarantee a job.

KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2021.

For more information about these scholarships and other educational opportunities, please visit https://transportation.ky.gov/Education or call (502) 564-3730.


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2021-01-15 11:27:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Voter turnout data for 2020 General Election released

Secretary of State Micheal Adams has released voter turnout data for the 2020 General Election.

Of Adair County's 13,329 registered voters, 8,877 (66%) voted in the November 2020 general election.

59.6 percent of registered Democrats voted, while 70.4 percent of registered Republicans voted in November. This was up slightly for Democrats from the last presidential election in 2016, when 57.2 percent voted, and up quite a bit from 2016 for the Republicans, when 64 percent voted.

Data for other years and other counties is available at elect.ky.gov.


2021-01-15 08:39:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Kentucky art contest increases pollinator awareness

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky's youth to participate in the Kentucky Pollinator Stakeholders Art Contest. The contest is designed to educate the public on the benefits of pollinators and encourage behaviors that promote pollinator habitats across Kentucky.

Children ages 5-18 encouraged to participate. For more contest information or an entry form, kyagr.com/statevet/honeybees.html. There participants will find suggestions on flowers and pollinators per age group. Contest entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 26, 2021.


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2021-01-15 08:27:15 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/14/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

As far as a vaccine update, the Governor just announced that the next big push will be to vaccinate school faculty and staff. Much of the state's vaccine supply may be tied up with this effort for the next few weeks. As we learn more, we will post it. Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital will still be receiving 500 doses per week. Watch their Facebook page to see when they will be scheduling appointments for those. Keep in mind, the demand is much greater than the present supply. My understanding is that, for their last shipment, they scheduled all 500 slots in a very few minutes.

Cases are still trending lower than last week. However, hospital capacity across the state, and especially in our district, remains a major concern. Let's all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding touching our faces.


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2021-01-15 08:24:19 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's basketball falls 72-58 to Pikeville

By Kyle Jackson

Lindsey Wilson's men's basketball offensive struggles continued against Pikeville (KY) as the Blue Raiders fall to the Bears 72-58 on Thursday. Lindsey Wilson (3-9, 1-8 in the Mid-South Conference) shot just 38 percent from the floor and 1-of-15 behind the arc on the night.

Lindsey Wilson returns to Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, on Saturday, January 16, 2021, to close out a three game home stand against Cumberlands (KY) at 4pmCT.


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2021-01-15 06:36:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Chance of rain and snow today, high 44F

It's currently 36F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will start out mostly cloudy, gradually changing to mostly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers and a high near 44F. Southwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy again, with snow showers likely and an overnight low of 31F and southwest wind around 8 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch is possible.

Saturday will bring a 40 percent chance of additional snow and rain, with mostly cloudy skies and a high reaching only 37F. West wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 30F and a 20 percent chance of additional rain and snow showers.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 39F and a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers after noon. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with a continued 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers, and an overnight low around 25F.


2021-01-15 06:34:12 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 15, 2021

Sleeping undisturbed
when gained is too sweet to be
again surrendered.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 15 January 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3412


2021-01-15 06:27:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 15 Jan 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, January 15, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 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: No events Circuit Court. 9 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-01-15 06:27:02 | Comments | Printable version

Jackie Faye Eversole, 65, Casey County, KY (1955-2021)

Jackie Faye Eversole, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. She was 65.

Born on April 29, 1955, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Dixie Day Cissell. Jackie worked at OshKosh for ten years. She loved attending church and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed spending time with her dogs, crafting, visiting the Dollar Tree, and scrapbooking. More than anything, Jackie loved being with her family. She was truly a fighter.


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2021-01-15 05:11:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 15
Happy Birthday, David Herbst | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Henson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Gail Bennett (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Murphy (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Karen Partin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kris Knight | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lori Kelsey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Odis Sinclair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Russell Guy Perkins (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Talitha Carvens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Verla Miniard Barnett (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pershing "Pete" Murphy Adair Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Otha Kimbler, Adair Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dencie Morrison Royse, Adair Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John D. Melton, Cumberland Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Joseph Asbury, Green Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hallie Childers, Taylor County, KY, (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Fern Marples, Campbellsville, KY (1963 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Clark Roberts, Celina, TN (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W.I. Rucker, 93, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John H. (Johnnie) Jones, Green Co., KY (1930-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eric Lee Wardell, Somerset, KY (1974-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alta Etta Grider, 93, Adair Co., KY (1921-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Louis Shepherd, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Adams Blair, 77, Pellyton, Adair Co., KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Hudson, 68, Russell County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eddie Cecil Key, 77, Burkesville, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Kenneth Dee Dile, Green Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mavis J. Ross, 84, Russell County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Smith, 87, Taylor County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christopher Robin (Buzz) Rodgers, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dolas McElroy, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Hooper, 54, Green Co., KY (1966-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edna Marie Berry Lopez, Taylor Co., KY (1983-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Dale Cook Akin, 69, Columbia, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda A. King, 65, Russell Springs, KY (1956-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.C. Murphy, Cumberland Co., KY (1935-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jason White, 35, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Cook Coomes, 79, Taylor County, KY (1941-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret L. Selby, 76, Adair Co., KY (1945-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Williams, 91, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Pearl Harmon Moss, 88, Summersville, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nell M. Combest, Columbia, KY (1904) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina Frances Overstreet, 73, Liberty, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sara Nell Rodgers Murray, 81, Greensburg, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Frances Minor, 84, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Suellen Haynes, 58, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Cox, 60, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William E. (Eddie) Bright, 61, Elk Horn, KY (1958-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 15, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTServices for Terry Wayne Pelston, 65, Columbia, KY (1955-2021) | (ID:61312, Comment)

 






























 
 
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