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Sarah L. Davis, 67, Russell County, KY (1954-2021)

Sarah L. Davis, of Russell Springs, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Russell County Hospital. She was 67 years of age.

She was a graduate of Midway College, obtaining her bachelor's degree. She worked for several years for Somerset Oil, as an administrative assistant. Sarah was a member of the Bethany Church of Christ.


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2021-10-05 20:29:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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LWC Homecoming 2021: 2020 graduates honored



2021-10-05 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Lindsey Wilson College.
From left, communication graduate Shelby Herchenrader of Louisville, Kentucky; human services and counseling graduate Gracie Kurtz from Brookesville, Kentucky; business administration graduate Molly Carnall of Louisville, Kentucky; and business administration graduate Jakob Beckley of Pleasureville, take part in a special in-person, fall commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday morning, during 2021 Homecoming. Looking on are Adair County natives, human services and counseling graduate Katie McGaha and education graduate Kellie McGaha.

The Class of 2020 returned to LWC after their final year was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been more than 16 months since they received their degrees. LWC held the ceremony on the campus quadrangle and adhered to COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Virginia Cherry, 95, Russell County, KY (1926-2021)

Lois Virginia Cherry was born October 3, 1926, in Macon County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Pattie Dickens Mitchell and Henry Howard Mitchell. On June 8, 1943 she married Corporal Donnie Cherry who served in the U.S. Army during WWII and fought at Omaha Beach and in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, they made their home in Lafayette, TN before moving to Russell Springs in the summer of 1953. After Donnie's death in 1982, Virginia cared for pre-school children in her home for several years. This was something she enjoyed along with working in her flowers and cooking for her family. She loved her grandchildren and would always say how proud she was of them, and that they were the "smartest of all grandchildren". She was a member of the Russell Springs Christian Church for many years.


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2021-10-05 20:27:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Homecoming brings LWC Class of 2020 back to campus

By Venus Popplewell

When Waverly Williams received the news that she would have the opportunity to celebrate her graduation from LWC in-person, she felt grateful to be able to close out an important chapter in her academic journey.

"Even though we had other opportunities to celebrate and be recognized, this is what our class really needed," said Williams, a business administration graduate from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. "...the chance to cross the stage and have the big moment we've all dreamed of. It's a closure moment and it makes the accomplishment feel more real."

LWC 111th and 112th Commencement Ceremonies
The ceremony -- which honored the LWC Class of 2020 graduates -- took place as a part of 2021 Homecoming.


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2021-10-05 20:25:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Boil Water Advisory issued for Campus Lane Apartments

Update October 6, 2021: Boil Water Advisory lifted for Campus Lane Apartments

From Columbia Adair Utilities District

Date Issued: 10/5/2021
Time Issued: 3:30 P.M.

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers at Campus Lane Apartments.

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.


2021-10-05 20:20:15 | Comments | Printable version

Soccer: LWC Women prepare for unbeaten conference matchup

By Christopher Webster

Two undefeated Mid-South Conference teams battle as the No. 16-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team travel for a matchup against Thomas More (KY) at 4pmCT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in Crestview Hills, KY.

The Blue Raiders (5-2, 4-0 MSC) are on a four-game winning streak since starting Mid-South Conference action. Like Lindsey Wilson, Thomas More (8-2, 4-0 MSC) is entering the match after winning four straight matches in conference play.


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2021-10-05 16:32:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

James Russell McInteer, 87, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

James Russell McInteer of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Willard Parson officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Friday.


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2021-10-05 16:29:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Boil Water Advisory Hwy 55S area

Update October 6, 2021: Boil Water Advisory lifted for Hwy 55S area

From Columbia Adair Utilities District

Date Issued: Monday, 10/4/2021
Time Issued: 11:00 A.M.

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 1915 Highway 55 South to 2850 Highway 55 South, Marvin Jones Road, Morrison Road and State Park Road.

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.


2021-10-05 11:51:05 | Comments | Printable version

Boil Water Advisory Bomar Heights area

Update October 6, 2021: Boil Water Advisory lifted for Bomar Heights area

From Columbia Adair Utilities District

Date Issued: Monday, 10/4/2021
Time Issued: 6:00 P.M.

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 601 Burkesville St. to 624 Tutt St., Bomar Heights and all side roads.

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.


2021-10-05 11:49:40 | Comments | Printable version

City of Columbia Fall Decorating Contest

By Tiffany Collins

The City of Columbia is sponsoring its second annual fall decorating contest.

If you would like to enter your business or home in the contest to be judged, please contact City Hall by calling 270-384-2501 or emailing tcollins@cityofcolumbiaky.com with the name and address.

Winners will be announced at the end of October. Prizes will be furnished by Mayor Pamela Hoots.


2021-10-05 11:03:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Some more Adair County spiders

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By Matt Downen, PhD

Last year I wrote a small blurb on Adair Spiders for October and would like to contribute another one.

Yellow Garden Spider: Many people see these large orbweavers around this time of year. They have many common names, but their scientific name is Argiope (pronounced Ar-GUY-oh-pee). Female spiders are often larger than males (which is really striking in this picture). The zigzag shape in their web is called a stabilimentum. The purpose of the stabilimentum is debated--it might be to attract insect prey, it might make it more visible to keep birds from flying into the web, or it might camouflage the spider from predators.


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2021-10-05 10:58:12 | Comments | Printable version

COVID-19 Cases declining as more Kentuckians get vaccinated

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - On Monday, October 4, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear said weekly COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates, as well as COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admittances, ventilator uses and orders for monoclonal antibody treatments in the commonwealth, are declining due to more Kentuckians getting vaccinated and masking up indoors.

While declining cases are encouraging, Gov. Beshear and health care leaders at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland said Kentuckians need to stay vigilant about protecting themselves from the virus days after the United States' COVID-19 death toll surpassed 700,000.

"Overall, today's report is positive in the trends, but what is still really hard is the loss of life we continue to see, and that loss being preventable," said Gov. Beshear. "This is going to be a scar that the American people carry with us moving forward. That's why we need to make sure the cases are not only dropping, but dropping at a significant rate. We need to accelerate the trend."


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2021-10-05 10:15:07 | Comments | Printable version

KTC issues Antler Alert

October through December peak season for collisions involving deer, other wildlife

By Naitore Djigbenou/Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is issuing an "Antler Alert" to remind motorists that it's peak season for highway collisions involving deer and other wildlife on the move.

"Shorter days and cooler nights, October through December, bring a noticeable increase in highway collisions involving deer," KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said. "Drivers should be vigilant at all times, but the autumn presents a special challenge for drivers, with deer and other wildlife increasingly on the move, often at night."


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2021-10-05 10:10:57 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, and Cumberland counties. These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15's highway safety efforts.

Troopers will be checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws relating to motor vehicle equipment safety, licensing of drivers, motor vehicle registration, and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.


2021-10-05 10:09:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Fantastic historical presentations

Doug writes:
Fantastic historical presentations by all! Thanks very much for making the videos available online. I always learn much from them about Adair County. --Doug
Comments re: The Silent City Cemetery Tour 2021


2021-10-05 10:08:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

The Silent City Cemetery Tour 2021

The decision was made again this year to present the Silent City tour virtually, via YouTube video. The presenters for The Silent City Cemetery Tour 2021 are: LeeAnn Jessee as Sara "Sallie" Rae Marcum, Dave Thomas as J.W. Hurt, Richard Phelps as Elijah Creel, and Mike Watson as Milton P. Wheat.

We've put all the videos into a single article to make it easier to find in the future. Click "Read more" to see all the videos on one page:


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2021-10-05 10:06:59 | Comments | Printable version

Hadley Community Church Homecoming

By Alterine Hadley

Hadley Community Church will hold their Homecoming Service at 10amCT on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Guest singers are 7, 8, 9, 10 Feese Family. A potluck meal will follow the service at NoonCT, and there will be no afternoon service.

Everyone is welcome. Hadley Community Church is located at 8269 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY.


2021-10-05 08:27:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

ACHS grad is Principal of 2021 Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations to Adair County native Karla Yarberry Davis who is principal of award-winning Greathouse-Shryock Elementary School in Louisville, just named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School for the second time.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

Davis described the honor as more meaningful coming after on the heels of one of the most challenging years for educators and students.


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2021-10-05 08:25:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Ed Bush, 83, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2021)

Ed Bush of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was 83 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Bob Langlois, with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-10-05 08:08:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 10/04/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

IMPORTANT - Due to the continued increase in positive cases it may be several days before you are contacted by the health department. If you've tested positive for COVID19 please isolate yourself immediately, do NOT wait on a call from the health department.

Please notify anyone you may have been in contact with so they can begin quarantine. Visit www.lcdhd.org for more specific COVID-19 guidance.

Of today's 332 reported cases, 287 (86%) were unvaccinated and 79 of today's cases (24%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven't, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.31%.


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2021-10-05 08:03:36 | Comments | Printable version

Lisa K. York, 55, Russell County, KY (1966-2021)

Lisa K. York, 55, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021.

She was born in Jamestown, KY on August 6, 1966, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Russell) and Robert Hawkins.

She was a Homemaker.


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2021-10-05 08:02:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Cloudy today, storms possible, high 77F

It's currently 59F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Watch out for areas of dense fog before 10amCT. It will be cloudy today, with an 80 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. The high will be 77F, with calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Showers are likely tonight, and possibly a thunderstorm. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 63F and light east wind.

Wednesday will be cloudy, with an 80 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm and a high near 77F and southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday night will be cloudy, with a continued 80 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm and an overnight low around 61F. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2021-10-05 08:02:05 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 5, 2021

Seems recent letters
are rather impersonal,
could be for any.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 5 October 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3675


2021-10-05 07:56:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 5 Oct 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 42 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: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 64 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-10-05 07:56:24 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 5
Happy Anniversary, Brandon and Allison Bardin (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Holly Grimsley (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Chris & Christina Jane | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Terry and Kathy Grant (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Thomas and Earline Hill | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Breyton McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Legg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diana Roy Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dori Ann Ballou (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwight C. Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Edna Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jean Nokes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kacie Shofner (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Luke Janes (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maggie Elizabeth Young (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Ruth (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Lynn Brockman | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Roberts Hutchison, 96, Adair Co., KY/Taylor Co. native (1921-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Donald Hugh Loy, Russell Co., KY (1933-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Vonda Brockman, Adair Co., KY (1934-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Royce Leland Campbell, Windsor, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kay Lou Lee, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zella Cole, Breeding, KY native (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Naomi Coffey, Adair Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tena Marie Paxton, 55, Green Co. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis L. Collins, Russell Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Zelmodean W. Nunn, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Pickett Beard, Adair Co., KY, native (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wayne Delmore Phillips, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Whited, Casey Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollis A. Watson, Adair Co., KY native (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Magdalene Jessie, Adair Co., KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen VanDyke, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe David Frost, Russell County, KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Goodin Caulk, Taylor County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anne Emma Hourigan, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Lee Gwinn, Taylor Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Craig A. Helin, 59, Campbellsville, KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelbia Jean (Jeanie) Nokes, Adair County, KY, (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ada Thompson Lewis, Summersville, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Marie Bean Baker, 85, Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Bruce Gossage, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kimberlyn Avery Cross, Greensburg, KY. (Oct 2, 2016-Oct 2, 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Philip Glenn Cravens, 69, Greenwood, IN (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Scotty E. Copley, 35, Russell Springs, KY (1981-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Samuel Depp Byrd, Metcalfe County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Clay Clark, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ricky Wayne Spears, 67, Celina, TN/Cumberland Co., KY native (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Preston Allen Gilbert, 34, Adair County, KY (1983-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Norman Lawrence III, 48, Springfield/Columbia, KY (1971-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond J. Vest, 83, Casey Co., KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTFall Break - No school in Adair Co. today | (ID:62270, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:62274, Comment)

 




























 
 
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