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Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Health Department responds to critical question

Each week the Lake Cumberland District Health Department responds to questions from media and community about COVID-19. Following is a portion of one of those sessions:

Criticism from a questioner:
It seems all you guys at the health department did was "count beans". How was this helpful?

LCDHD response:
a. That bean counting is referred to as epidemiology. It shows us where cases are spiking or declining and directs the overall public health response.

b. Outside of our case reporting, we had other duties assigned to the health departments from DPH. Early in the pandemic, all public front facing businesses were closed. Our job as the health department was to ensure that those that did stay open did so safely.


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2021-04-29 23:52:14 | Comments | Printable version

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Dorothy Pennington, 88, Breeding, KY



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Dorothy Pennington, 88, Adair County, KY (1933-2021)

Dorothy Pennington, age 88, of Breeding, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at her home. Dorothy was born on January 26, 1933 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Walter and Mary Pierce Davidson.

She was a former seamstress for several area sewing factories and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Perry Pennington, one sister Lou Willie Johnson and two brothers Rondal Davidson and Edgar "Bud" Davidson.


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2021-04-29 23:45:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James David Norris, 58, Cumberland County, KY native

James David Norris of Bowling Green, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, having attained the age of 58 years, 1 month, and 12 days. He was born on Sunday, March 10, 1963, in Burkesville, the son of James W. "Sweetnin" and Shirley (Pace) Norris.

He attended Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and worked in Manufacturing for Sherwin-Williams.


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2021-04-29 23:31:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: thank you from Fred Maynard family

The family of Fred Maynard would like to send a Thank You to the Baileys for the flowers sent to the funeral home when Fred passed away.

Blessings, Charlotte (daughter in law).


2021-04-29 17:12:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CPD: Never give personal information to callers

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

It has been brought to our attention there are scammer calls again contacting individuals in the area stating they are from Social Security and asking recipients to give personal information over the phone.

We stress to everyone to not give any information personal or financial over the phone if you have suspicions.


2021-04-29 16:14:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Gov. Beshear updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 vaccinations

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,751,541 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Governor added that as of today, approximately 750,000 Kentuckians need to get at least their first dose for the state to meet its 2.5 million-vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge.

"Every day, thousands more Kentuckians get their shot of hope, but we need to accelerate our progress," said Gov. Beshear. "The sooner more Kentuckians get vaccinated, the faster we can lift more restrictions."

Kentuckians should visit vaccinemap.ky.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near them.


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2021-04-29 16:14:26 | Comments | Printable version

Rondal (Peanut) Parnell, 64, Columbia, KY (1956-2021)

Rondal "Peanut" Parnell of Columbia passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at TJ Health Columbia. He was 64 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Pastor Johnny Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Saturday.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy At Work guidelines.


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2021-04-29 16:07:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Blinkhorn and Turner named LWC Scholar-Athletes of the Year

By Chris Wells

Callum Blinkhorn and Reagan Turner have been named 2020-21 Lindsey Wilson College Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

The pair were alerted to the honor by phone in place of the college's annual Honors Convocation ceremony.

Blinkhorn and Turner earned the award based on their academic, athletic, and civic achievements throughout their Lindsey Wilson careers.

"Callum and Reagan are outstanding student-athletes that have always been great ambassadors for their sports, their teams, and Lindsey Wilson College," LWC athletics director Willis Pooler said. "They lead by example and consistently demonstrates the good in college athletics.

"Congratulations to Callum and Reagan for earning the highest honor a student-athlete can receive from our athletic department," Pooler added. "They are two of our very best among so many great student-athletes on this campus and they deserve this prestigious honor."


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2021-04-29 16:00:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Reminder: Free Tipping April 30 and May 1, 2021

Adair County residents can dispose of unwanted items and materials on Friday and Saturday, with free tipping at the Mid-State Transfer Station on L Willis Road in Columbia:
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 from 7amCT to 3pmT
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7amCT to 11amCT
Location: Mid-State Transfer Station, L Willis Rd, Columbia KY. NOTE: You must unload by yourself, so make sure you bring help! Phone: 270-384-6014

Information what is acceptable is available in this previous article: Free Tipping April 30 and May 1, 2021


2021-04-29 10:38:52 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's Golf Student-Athletes earn MSC honors

By Brady Budke

Six members of the Lindsey Wilson men's golf team earned Academic All Mid-South Conference honors, conference officials announced on Wednesday, and Jeremiah Hayes has been selected to the Mid-South Conference Men's Golf Champions of Character Team.

In order to be nominated by an institution for Academic All Mid-South Conference honors, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.

Callum Blinkhorn, Callum Burns, Janik Hawlitzky, Jeremiah Hayes, Shane Henderson, and Etienne Rensburg all earned a spot on the list.


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2021-04-29 10:30:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Applications open for Kentucky elk hunt permits

By Dave Baker
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Frankfort, KY - Take your big game hunting to another level and apply today for the 2021 Kentucky elk hunt drawing. Kentucky's mountains are home to the largest elk herd and hunt east of the Rockies. A Kentucky elk permit eliminates the need to drive for days to a western destination to elk hunt. Whether you're a new or experienced hunter, the random drawing makes hunting elk accessible to everyone.

Kentucky's elk permit drawing system gives applicants equal opportunity of being selected for one of nearly 600 permits to hunt the thousands of elk in the state's herd. The deadline to enter the drawing is coming up fast - 11pmCT/MidnightET on Friday, April 30, 2021. Apply online only through the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' website fw.ky.gov.


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2021-04-29 10:27:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Buel Thomas Clements, 70, Casey Co., KY (1950-2021)

Buel Thomas Clements passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was 70 years old.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11amET on Friday, April 30, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5pmET to 8pmET on Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, with prayer services at 7pmET. Facial coverings are required.


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2021-04-29 10:20:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 4/28/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We added more cases today than for the same time period last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate per 100,000 went up also.

Our 7-day average incidence chart is now showing 2 counties in the "green-on-track" range, Clinton, and Cumberland; 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne; and 3 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, and Taylor. We are thankful to not have any "red-critical" counties now. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.11%.


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2021-04-29 06:45:16 | Comments | Printable version

Revival at Old Concord UMC

By Phyllis Burris

Old Concord United Methodist Church will have revival services on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 30-May 2, 2021, beginning at 6pmCT each evening, with evangelist Bro. Joe Milby.

Bro. Pat Smith, pastor and congregation invites you to come and be with us.


2021-04-29 06:42:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Cloudy and windy today, chance of storms, high 73F

It's currently 66F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be cloudy today, with a high near 73F and a 70 percent chance of showers, and possibly a thunderstorm. Southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight will be cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers, and an overnight low around 49F. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with a high near 69F. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday night should be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 41F and northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2021-04-29 06:41:08 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 29, 2021

Sorting good or bad
when deeds are combinations
is not possible.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 29 April 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3516


2021-04-29 06:37:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 29 Apr 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, April 29, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 events Circuit Court. 33 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 2 events Circuit Court. 6 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 14 events Circuit Court. 16 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-04-29 06:36:52 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 29
Happy Anniversary, Stephen and Kelly Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Crawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brianna Paige Caldwell (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hank Chadwell Rice (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan and Justin Tucker (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Hancock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reta Gentry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronald Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tracy Young Sharpe | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Rodgers, 91, Casey County, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ronnie Lynn Cox, Taylor County, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet Sue Corbin Lee, Somerset, KY, Adair native (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Weldon Lee Baker, Sr., Cumberland Co. native (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lottie Burchett, Adair Co., KY (1923-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca M. Holt Constant, Adair Co., KY, native (1932-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Ann "Millie" Patterson, Adair Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cecil Raymond Dickson, Adair County, KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Marion Yvonne Davis Hill, Grab, KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Lavanna (Magee) Scott, 88, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl B. Wheat, Adair Co., KY native, (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, JR Walls, Casey Co., KY (1937-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Earl Bryant, 58, Casey County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iona Holcomb Smith, Taylor Co., KY, Adair native (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Watson, Adair County, KY (1965-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Deloris Ann Merritt Vance, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Ann Cheek, 74, Taylor Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pedro Tomas Diaz Zuniga, Russell Co., KY (1981-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Inex Bishop, Taylor County, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael G. (Mike) McMahan, 63, Taylor Co., KY (1953-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Carol Compton, 65, Adair County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas M. Tucker, Casey Co., KY/Michigan native (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fay Grider Groce, Cumberland County, KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Helm, 71, Cundiff, Adair County, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bryan (Bob) Lynn Robertson, 45, Adair Co., KY (1972-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Smythe, Columbia, KY native (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Jerry Dale Rattliff, 67, Green County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Bowlin, 67, Liberty, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Buel Thomas Clements, 70, Casey Co., KY (1950-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chrisley Burton (1853-1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Infant Annabel Hooker, Taylor County, KY (2018-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mable Price Harris, 76, Taylor Co, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTCommunity Blood Drive
T.J. Health Columbia, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:61557, Comment)
3:30pmCTACES SBDM Council special called meeting | (ID:61562, Comment)
4:30pmCTACHS Varsity Tennis vs Russell County, ACHS Tennis Courts | (ID:61573, Comment)
5:00pmCTACHS and ACMS Track & Field at Barren Co. All Comer Meet | (ID:61558, Comment)
ACHS Baseball at Taylor Co. | (ID:61574, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball at Monroe County | (ID:61575, Comment)

 





























 
 
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