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No more masks required in school, on busses

By Dr. Pamela Stephens, Superintendent
Adair County Board of Education


Beginning Monday morning, June 14, 2021, the Adair County Schools will NOT be requiring the wearing of masks. This information has just been released by Dr. Jason Glass, Commissioner of Education for the Kentucky Department of Education. (See email below.)
This includes while riding Adair County school buses.

Dear Superintendents and Education Leaders:

Pursuant to Executive Order 2021-386 (EO 2021-386), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has rescinded its flagship COVID-19 guidance document "Guidance and Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12)," commonly known as the Healthy at Schools guidance. The use of cloth face coverings and social distancing measures are no longer mandated.


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2021-06-11 21:14:52 | Comments | Printable version

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Adair in path of severe storms Friday



2021-06-11 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Vicky Pike.
Friday, June 11, 2021, has been a day of memorable weather. Thunder storms have rolled through with very intense rains. Miss Vicky sent this picture at 7:47pmCT of the darkening skies over her Pampered Angus Ranch in New Columbia, writing, "rough looking clouds to the west."

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Helen Oakes, 76, Russell County, KY (1944-2021)

Helen B. Chumbley Oakes, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the age of 76.

Helen was born on June 18, 1944, in Russell County, daughter of the late John and Ermine Roy Chumbley. She married Lewell "Beager" Oakes on August 15, 1964, in Jamestown, Tennessee. The couple shared over 53 years together, working the family dairy farm side by side. Helen loved making her flower beds and enjoyed embroidering, sewing and quilting.


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2021-06-11 21:04:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Arilla Marie Butler Murley, 91, Cumberland County, KY

Arilla Marie Butler Murley, 91, went home to heaven on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Arilla's life was a symphony of God's love, and she was a blessing to all who knew her.

She was born on October 14, 1929 to James Franklin and Cora Cary Butler in Gradyville, KY. She was married to her sweetheart, Bill Murley, for 43 years, and they were blessed with two children: Donna Hope and James Burris.

Arilla loved Jesus more than anything in this life, and bringing Him glory was her lifelong ambition. She was a gifted musician who was entirely self-taught and played multiple instruments, from the piano to the guitar and accordion. She always used her love of music to bless others, serving her church, Leslie United Methodist, as well as the community and Cumberland Valley Manor.


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2021-06-11 17:17:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Tommie Lee Reynolds, 83, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2021)

Tommie Lee Reynolds of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was 83 years old.

Per Mr. Reynolds' request to the family, cremation was chosen. There will be a private family memorial service at a later date.


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2021-06-11 14:13:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Chamber Building to reopen June 15

By Ellen Zornes, Executive Director
Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce

The Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and Tourism Building will reopen effective June 15. Hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9amCT to 3pmCT. However, at this time, we are not reopening for rental.

The Chamber of Commerce invites any business in Columbia- Adair County to join us. Please call the Chamber at 270-384-6020, for details.


2021-06-11 14:10:06 | Comments | Printable version

Governor thanks Kentuckians for their hard work and sacrifice

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Friday, June 11, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear marked his final regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefing by thanking Kentuckians for their hard work and sacrifices that saved countless lives in the commonwealth.

The Governor also lifted the statewide mask mandate for most settings and ended capacity limits for restaurants, bars and other pubic venues. The mask mandate for vaccinated Kentuckians has been lifted since May 13. A new executive order keeps the mask requirement in place only in certain high-risk settings identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: public transit, long-term care facilities and health care facilities.

Masks are recommended for people in correctional facilities or homeless shelters and people who are immune-compromised, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

"Today, we are lifting the final restrictions put in place to keep our people safe during this once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic," said Gov. Beshear. "COVID-19 remains deadly. Our war against it is not yet won. But after more than 15 months of struggle and sacrifice, we can also say this: While COVID-19 remains a threat, we are no longer in crisis."

The Governor said he was able to make these changes safely because more Kentuckians continue to receive one of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. Everyone ages 12 and older is eligible for their shot of hope. As of today, 2,106,464 people in the commonwealth have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


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2021-06-11 14:07:58 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Remaining self-reliant

Previous Column: My neck is sore

By Carol Perkins

I can dig a hole and set out a bush, but I can't get the lid off the Tide container. I don't know what it is about that lid that stumps me, but if Guy's not around to open it, I have been known to resort to punching a hole in the top. After he tells me how easy it was, I remind him that I had it.

Recently, I was going to make a blackberry cobbler. I unscrewed the ring on the jar of blackberries, but couldn't get the lid to budge. I tried the "pry it up with a knife" method, but after the knife slipped several times, I knew I could hurt myself. I ran the jar under hot water, but nothing happened.

When Guy returned from the post office, I was drinking coffee on the porch. "By the way," I said when he joined me. "I need you to get the lid off that jar of blackberries when you go back inside."

He shook his head, went inside, removed the lid, and said, "All I did was push it up with a knife." If I can do things for myself, I seldom ask for help. I hate asking for help if I can do something myself. However, I'm finding jobs that were once easy (like standing in a chair to paint the top of a window) are risky.


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2021-06-11 14:04:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Sadie Wilson, 85, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2021)

Sadie Marie Wilson of Russell Springs passed away Monday, June 07 2021 at Hospice House of Marion County, Florida. She was 85 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery, Highway 910, Russell Springs, KY.

Visitation will be at 1pmCT on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.


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2021-06-11 13:05:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lane closure on LBN in Pulaski Co. scheduled for next week

By Amber Hale

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that a temporary lane closure is scheduled to take place next week on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County as crews perform rock removal operations.

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, westbound Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway will be be reduced to one lane prior to the Fishing Creek Bridge (mile point 84.5). Work is expected to be complete Friday, June 18, 2021.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expected delays and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

Related: Lane closures expected next week on the LBN in Barren Co.


2021-06-11 13:00:57 | Comments | Printable version

Daniel White, 97, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2021)

Daniel White of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was 97 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Ronnie Dooley and Rev. Bill Davenport. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-06-11 10:16:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

New state laws go into effect June 29, 2021

By Robert Weber, LRC

Frankfort, KY - Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2021 session will go into effect on Tuesday, June 29.

The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2021 Regular Session occurred on March 30, making June 29 the effective date for most bills.

Laws taking effect that day include measures on the following topics:


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2021-06-11 10:02:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Special Called Regular ACHS SBDM Council Meeting

By Troy W. Young, Principal
Adair County High School

The ACHS School-Based Decision Making Council will have a special called regular meeting at 4pmCT on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in the ACHS Library, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY.

The meeting is considered a special meeting due to the change in date. The purpose of the meeting will be to conduct the regular monthly business of the council.


2021-06-11 08:08:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Reminder: Clothing Giveaway Friday and Saturday

By Melissa Stone

On Friday, June 11, 2021, from 9amCT to 2pmCT, and on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 9amCT to NoonCT, the Columbia Church of Christ will be holding a clothing giveaway.

Clothing of all sizes is available and anyone in need of clothes is welcome!


2021-06-11 08:06:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Chance of storms Friday, high 83F, clearer weekend

It's currently 72F at the Adair County Mesonet station. We'll start out cloudy this morning, and afternoon showers are likely, with the possibility of a thunderstorm. Skies will gradually clear to mostly sunny. The high will be near 83F, with south wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pmCT, and a low around 68F. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Saturday's high will be near 88F, with north wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 66F and light north wind.

Sunday will be sunny, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 86F. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 61F.


2021-06-11 08:03:28 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 11, 2021

Fancy descriptions
may just come without thinking
when mind is open.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 11 June 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3559


2021-06-11 07:55:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 11 Jun 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, June 11, 2021, 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. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 27 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-06-11 07:55:17 | Comments | Printable version

Barn Lot Theater tours offered Saturday

Free tours with a behind-the-scenes look inside the Barn Lot Theater are offered during Summerfest in Edmonton tomorrow, Saturday, June 12, 2021.

The tour will include the inside of their new building, and "a brief, top secret sneak peek at their Farce of Nature dress rehearsal." (No photographs or videos of the dress rehearsal when passing through.)


2021-06-11 06:56:43 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 11
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Tammy Sexton (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James and Alice Turner (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lloyd and Josephine Wilson (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audrie Ezra Hamilton (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Akin Redmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Andrew, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryleigh Addison Wheet (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gerald Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaitlynn Faith George (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kimberly Kean (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitchell Corbin (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wayne "Goose" Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Cosby (Dick) Jeffries, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvelle J. Beard, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy Clark, 61, Taylor Co. KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Daniel Bruce Patterson, Green Co., KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Jean Coffey Burton, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John "Johnny" McFarland, Adair County, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory birthday, Alfred David Ford, Green County, KY (1945 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carol Allinson, Adair Co., KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aileen Bernice Salsman, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary P. Cooper, 99, Russell County, KY (1914-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Ralph Burgess, Russell County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orvis Turner, 79, Adair County, KY, (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Keltner, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Huff, 70, Columbia, KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Arnold, 101, Adair Co., KY native (1914-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Barnett, Taylor County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobert E (Hobe) Wilson, 93, Russell Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlotte Chaney, 67 Casey County, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Gaskins, Russell County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Hurt Foust, 78, Adair Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Buddy) Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wendell Johnson, Taylor County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Ann Stephens, 58, Edmonton, KY (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Wade Meadows, 58, Green County, KY (1959-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Lee Chelf Waggener (June 11, 1903 - March 2, 1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald G. Smith, 82, Jamestown, KY (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Everrett Randall Penick, 82, Taylor Co., KY native (1938-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George 'Butch' Coleman, 74, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Justice, 68, Russell County, KY (1951-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Robert Compton (1905) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Earl Harper, Sr., 77, Edmonton, KY (1943-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leo Earls, 77, Jamestown, KY (1943-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Sylvia Sue Collings, 74, Green Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paulette Landis Beard Sprowles, Green Co., KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Ralph Warriner, 82, Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday,Miss Lucille Kirtley, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2015 | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTColumbia Church of Christ Clothing Giveaway | (ID:61782, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Ashley Allen, 41, Campbellsville, KY (1980-2021) | (ID:61790, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Rondall Fredrick (Freddy) Gibson, 67, Breeding, KY (1953-2021) | (ID:61792, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Bethany Baptist Church | (ID:61786, Comment)

 




























 
 
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