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Friday, May 14, 2021
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DOR: Tax extensions for flood victims in Casey, Cumberland

By Jill Midkiff

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) will honor the recently announced IRS special tax relief for taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance due to the effects of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Kentucky that began February 27, 2021.

Under the provisions of KRS 131.081 (11), Kentucky honors federal extensions related to disaster relief for filing of income tax returns, including payment of tax due. This extension to file and pay taxes does not apply to sales tax and other type of taxes. However, taxpayers with disaster-related delays that are seeking filing extensions or that have been assessed penalties for taxes other than income may contact the DOR to request an extension or a waiver of penalties.

Individuals and households affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that reside or have a business in Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Calloway, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Franklin, Graves, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Morgan, Ohio, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Union, Whitley, and Wolfe counties qualify for tax relief.


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2021-05-14 16:45:45 | Comments | Printable version

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Happy Retirement, Mrs. Hensley!



2021-05-14 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Deb Waddell, ACMS 6th Grade Science.
Mrs. Deborah Hensley is the last teacher retiring from Adair County Middle School this year. Her bio and memories are shared in the story linked to this photo.

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KSP investigates fatal collision in Adair Co.

By Trooper Jonathan Houk

Kentucky State Police Post 15 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Adair County on Thursday morning, May 13, 2021 at approximately 10:16amCT. KSP Post 15 was requested to investigate a two-vehicle fatal collision on KY 92 approximately 8 miles east of Columbia.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Scott, age 26 of Columbia, was traveling west on KY 92 in a 1995 GMC Sierra truck. Mimi Bairstow, age 87 of Glens Fork, was traveling east on KY 92 in a 2006 Ford Explorer passenger car. Scott's vehicle and Bairstow's vehicle collided head on at the centerline of the roadway.

Bairstow was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner's Office. Scott was airlifted and transported to University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries.

A portion of KY 92 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.

KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff's Office, Adair County EMS, Columbia/Adair County Fire Department, Kentucky State Highway Department, and the Adair County Coroner's Office. The collision is still under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins.


2021-05-14 16:42:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Deborah Hensley retires from Adair Middle School

Mrs. Deborah Hensley is the last teacher retiring at Adair County Middle School this year. Her career highlights are below. We give her our congratulations and best wishes! - Deb Waddell

By Deborah Hensley

Teaching students for 28 years at the middle school level has been a great job to look forward to daily. Each day is different. Each class period is different. Each individual is unique, and all these make for a wonderful challenging day.

I began my career teaching science at Adair County Middle School in the "old high school" (my alma mater). At that time, one hallway was used by 8th grade, and the rest of the building was closed off due to needed repairs. My students were bussed daily to the high school for lunch.


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2021-05-14 15:48:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Final capacity limits to end June 11

Vaccine effectiveness, expanded eligibility allows for easing of restrictions

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Friday, May 14, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state's emerging economy is set for liftoff as final capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 will end Friday, June 11.

Gov. Beshear said the proven effectiveness of vaccinations and expanded vaccine eligibility to include 12- to 15-year-olds is allowing the commonwealth to safely and sustainably ease restrictions. With about 1.9 million Kentuckians vaccinated, the Governor said everyone who is eligible should be able to get a dose of a safe and effective vaccine ahead of June 11.

"After a long, dark pandemic - more of our people have gotten their shot of hope, and we have steadily moved to lift the last remaining restrictions put in place to slow the spread of this dangerous virus and save lives," said Gov. Beshear. "Team Kentucky: your patience, hard work and sacrifices have paid off. For those not vaccinated: you have still have time."

The Governor said a review of COVID-19 data from the period when many Kentuckians were vaccinated, this March and April, proves the effectiveness of vaccines. Over the two months, total cases declined 18%; hospitalizations declined 19% and deaths declined 48%.

In addition to setting the June 11 date for lifting all capacity restrictions, the Governor said Thursday the commonwealth would immediately follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that fully vaccinated Kentuckians no longer need to wear a mask in most places.


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2021-05-14 13:31:13 | Comments | Printable version

Jack David Catron, 59, Columbia, KY (1961-2021)

Jack David Catron of Columbia passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his residence. He was 59 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 3pmCT on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2021-05-14 13:23:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CU 2021 Honors and Awards Day

By Scarlett Birge

Campbellsville, KY - "This is for students, parents and friends, CU faculty, staff and coaches. All of you, thank you for coming," Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president, said at Campbellsville University's virtual Honors and Awards Day on April 21, 2021.


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2021-05-14 09:45:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Phillip R. Parrish, 77, Burkesville, KY (1943-2021)

Phillip Randall Parrish of Burkesville passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at his home. He was 77 years old.

The funeral will be conducted at 1pmCT on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with burial to follow in the Burkesville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 2pmCT on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Norris-New, until the funeral hour on Saturday.


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2021-05-14 09:35:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Comer introduces Postal Service reform legislation

By Matt Smith

Washington, D.C. - As part of an effort to improve the efficiency and financing of the United States Postal Service, Congressman James Comer has joined Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D) in introducing the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act. The legislation was passed by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which Comer serves as Republican Leader of, and will now move to the full House for consideration.

The plan will provide more financial flexibility for the agency to improve its' operations, incorporate innovative ideas to modernize the agency, and maintain a minimum of six-day delivery for mail and packages by USPS.


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2021-05-14 09:31:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Four Blue Raiders earn 2020 NAIA Soccer All-America Honors

By Kyle Jackson

Lindsey Wilson men's soccer student-athletes Cyrus Harmon, David Ibrahimkadic and Rainer De Jesus were named to the 2020 NAIA All-America Second Team, while Neville Morgan was named in honorable mention, the national office announced on Thursday.

The three second-team honors push the program total to 79 NAIA All-American selections in the history of the program as Harmon, Ibrahimkadic and De Jesus pick up the first NAIA All-American honor of their careers. Morgan, who was named an NAIA All-American in 2019, was named an honorable mention this year pushing the program total to 27.


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2021-05-14 09:30:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Trinity UMC Baccalaureate Service

By Phyllis Burris
Trinity United Methodist Church

The ACHS Class of 2021 Baccalaureate Service will be held at 7pmCT on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY.

Grads, please come at 6:45pmCT with cap and gown to line up in the procession.

Let's celebrate and bless the Class of 2021!


2021-05-14 09:27:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Vacation Bible School at Kelleyville Community Church

By Linda Tucker

Kelleyville Community Church, located at 77 Kellyville Rd., Columbia, KY, will have Vacation Bible School from 5:45pmCT to 8:15pmCT nightly on June 6-10, 2021.

This year's theme is "Treasured - Discovering You're Priceless to God." There will be classes for all ages including adults. A small meal will be served each night starting at 5:45pmCT. Everyone is invited to attend.


2021-05-14 09:20:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Sunny today, high near 69F, cloudy weekend

It's currently 45F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 69F and calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 44F and calm wind.

Saturday will bring increasing clouds, with a high near 72F and calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with calm wind, a 30 percent chance of showers after 1am, and a low around 53F.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers, and afternoon thunderstorms also possible. Sunday's high will be near 69F, with calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 56F.


2021-05-14 06:54:12 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 14, 2021

If it causes dead
to turn over in their graves,
let movement begin.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 14 May 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3531


2021-05-14 06:43:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 14 May 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, May 14, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event 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: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event 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. 4 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-05-14 06:41:27 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 14
Happy Anniversary, Brian and Bethany Harvey (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Nelson (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Grant (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Thomas | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Adamson (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Wheat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Adamson (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Martin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Michelle Thomas (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Shepherd! | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Luke Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gregg Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Hardwick | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jayden Bryce Miller (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Rogers Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shamarie Harper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd VanArsdale (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob Porter, Russell County, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chris Wesley, Casey County, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kendra Nichole Moore, Burkesville, KY (2001-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Rush, Burkesville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, BD Thompson, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Ruth Lyles Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laures Faye Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Claves Leon Sneed, Green Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eutrice Roy, 88, Russell County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Ann Wilson, Russell County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald G. Henderson, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Angela Russell, Casey Co., KY (1968-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Martha Jane Antle, Russell Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Pepper Chaney, Green County, KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbie (Hutch) Howell, 41, Yosemite, KY (1974-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Craft Anderson, Albany, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie George, 63, Russell Co., KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lou Edith Jones, 99, Cumberland Co., KY (1916-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Edward Stargel, Sr., Adair Co. native (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Donald (Gene) Pritchard, 78, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene St. Clair, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson Myers, 78, Burkesville, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Mae Bagby Risen, Greensburg, KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arbutus Comer Hilton, 77, Adair County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shyanne Brooke Evans, 19, Dunnville, KY (1998-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet Buis, 84, Casey County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Feese Absher Perry, 68, formerly of Adair County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Thompson Strader, 82, Greensburg, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Froggett Sr, Metcalfe County, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Sullivan, 91, Russell Co., KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward (Cotton) Burton, 82, Columbia, KY (1938-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gilbert Ray Mondie, 81, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Skipworth, 75, Burkesville, KY (1945-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Green McGaha (1915-1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Elaine Pierce Young, 78, Greensburg, KY (1942-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shyanna Marie Harmon, 13, Columbia, KY (2008-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTACES SBDM Council parent member election | (ID:61668, Comment)
NoonCTACHS Senior Grades due today | (ID:61507, Comment)
5:00pmCTACHS Baseball at Washington Co. | (ID:61618, Comment)
5:30pmCTACHS Varsity and JV Softball vs Metcalfe County, Lady Indian Field | (ID:61619, Comment)
6:30pmCTRevival at Gradyville Baptist Church | (ID:61662, Comment)

 






























 
 
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