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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Special Called School Board Meeting, October 13, 2021

By Rita Carter

The Adair County Board of Education will hold a special called School Board meeting at 4pmCT on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, in the Board Conference Room at the Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

The meeting is open to the public, with social distancing guidelines in place.

Board Agenda:


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2021-10-12 15:19:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Republicans rally to support candidate Sarge Pollock



2021-10-12 - Adair County, KY - Photo from the Republican Party committee.
Republican candidate for Representative in the November 2, 2021 special election, Sarge Pollock, at left, welcomed friends and supporters to a campaign event Monday evening in Columbia. Congressman Jamie Coomer and Senator Max Wise spoke on current issues citizens face and how important it is to get out and vote. Pollock shared why he is running as the Republican nominee.

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Comer: Bill would expand home recovery for Medicare patients

By Matt Smith

Washington, D.C. - Congressman James Comer (KY-1) and Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas have introduced legislation to enhance the quality of life of senior citizens recovering from hospitalization.

The Choose Home Care Act expands opportunities for qualifying Medicare beneficiaries recovering from hospitalization to receive post-hospital care in their own homes. When utilized, home health providers can excel at providing high-quality health care to patients in the comfort of their own homes.

"I am proud to join Congressman Cuellar in introducing bipartisan legislation to provide Medicare beneficiaries with more options to receive post-hospitalization care in the place most comforting to them - their own homes," Congressman Comer said. "Medicare's existing home health benefit doesn't always offer the services necessary to ensure the best care for patients, which is what our bill seeks to change. Our proposal is safe, cost-effective, and will enhance the quality of life of senior citizens who would rather receive care in a familiar home setting."


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2021-10-12 15:14:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

General Fund and Road Fund receipts for September 2021

  • General Fund receipts rose 35.0 Percent, Year-to-Date up 20.0 Percent
  • Road Fund receipts rose 5.0 Percent, Year-to-Date 3.5 Percent
Frankfort, KY - State Budget Director John Hicks reported today that General Fund receipts rose 35.0 percent in September with revenues of $1,505.7 million, including the deposit of $225 million from a one-time legal settlement with Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars. September collections excluding the settlement rose 14.8 percent over September of 2020. Thus far in fiscal year 2022 (FY22), the General Fund has grown 20.0 percent, or 12.1 percent adjusting for the settlement. Through the first quarter of the fiscal year revenue collections continue to exceed the budgeted revenue estimates and the significant growth rate follows a fiscal year when collections rose more than 10 percent.

Road Fund receipts for September totaled $137.6 million and were 5.0 percent above September 2020 levels. For the first three months of the fiscal year, collections have risen 3.5 percent.

Hicks noted that collections were solid across all the major accounts and that the $225.0 million settlement provided an extra one-time boost to the General Fund.


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2021-10-12 15:12:02 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Primary Center SBDM Team meeting

By Debbie Bradshaw, Principal
Adair County Primary Center

The ACPC Site Based Decision Making team will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 4pmCT on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in the library at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Dr, Columbia, KY.


2021-10-12 15:08:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACSO: Sheriff's Office investigates single vehicle rollover

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Deputy Sheriff Tracy McCarol was dispatched to a single vehicle collision four miles east of Columbia on KY 80.

Preliminary investigation shows that operator Kenneth Montgomery, 19, of Jamestown, lost control of his 2007 Ford passenger car. Montgomery was traveling west when he dropped off the shoulder of the highway and in attempt to recover the vehicle he over-corrected. The vehicle then began to roll over multiple times.

Montgomery, along with his passengers, Alex Gaskin, 17, and Justin Cox, 17, were transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS for treatment of injuries sustained.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.


2021-10-12 15:06:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Imogene Bryant, 88, Columbia, KY (1933-2021)

Imogene Bryant of Columbia passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was 88 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Richie Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home.


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2021-10-12 15:01:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Soccer: Gomes De Souza scores 7 goals against Freed-Hardeman

By Christopher Webster

Jackson, TN - Rayssa Neres Gomes De Souza scored seven goals as she tied the program's record for most goals in a single game en route to a 12-0 victory for the No. 11-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team over Freed-Hardeman (TN).

The Blue Raiders (8-2, 7-0 MSC) recorded 37 shots while holding the Lions (2-10, 0-7 MSC) to zero shots during the duration of the match. Lindsey Wilson recorded their season-high in goals scored and goals scored in a single half, with eight in the second half.


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2021-10-12 14:57:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Letter: Amazing is right

Kathryn Krug writes:
Amazing is right! How do you do it??
Comments re: Spider art


2021-10-12 10:26:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

CPD: Motorcycle operator flees traffic stop

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Monday, October 11, 2021, officers with the Columbia Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle on Wright Drive. However, the driver would not stop and attempted to elude officers. The motorcycle operator made his way from Wright Drive through multiple side streets before turning onto Jamestown Street traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other motorists.

Officers with the Columbia Police and the Adair County Sheriff's Office maintained visual of motorcycle until the subject wrecked on Knifley Road Highway 551.

Adair EMS responded to the scene and checked operator out on site before he was taken into custody.


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2021-10-12 10:18:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Food Drive starting for JOY Ministries winter season

Dr. Ben Martin invites churches and community members to partner with Lindsey Wilson College in a food drive for JOY Ministries.

Anyone may bring non-perishable food items to Columbia United Methodist Church and drop them by the elevator in the back of the sanctuary.

Contact Dr. Martin for more information by email at martinb@lindsey.edu


2021-10-12 09:24:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

COVID-19 questions and answers

Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director, Lake Cumberland District Health Department

The District Health Department takes questions about the Coronavirus and answers them for the press and community each week. They request patience with the statistics as they go through information management challenges due to the rise in numbers of cases. A few questions are answered below:

1) Is there a specific antibody level at which someone is considered to have adequate immunity and do lab tests differentiate between antibodies developed from having the virus and those from the vaccine?

A. Dr. Weyman, Medical Director: Yes, there are antibody tests which differentiate between post infection response from post vaccination. We do not know the minimal level of antibodies which is protective against infection but studies have shown that the higher the level the better the protection.


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2021-10-12 09:22:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Health Care

Mostly sunny today, high 79F

It's currently 68F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 79F and southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 57F and light and variable wind.

Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers, and a high near 80F. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 63F and light south wind.


2021-10-12 07:32:26 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 12, 2021

Death of a mentor,
milestone in life after which
all is different.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 12 October 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3682


2021-10-12 07:30:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 12 Oct 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 97 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 events Circuit Court. 15 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: 56 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 124 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: 7 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-10-12 07:29:34 | Comments | Printable version

CU Homecoming 2021 filled with wins

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

Campbellsville, KY -. - Homecoming 2021 was full of winning for Campbellsville University across the board.

The Fighting Tiger Football team defeated the University of Pikeville 31-28 in the Homecoming game Oct. 9 for their first win of the season and their first Homecoming win since 2015 when the Tigers defeated the University of Pikeville 42-34.

In addition to the Tigers' win, there were also winners for Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Young Alumni, Homecoming Queen, Homecoming floats in the parade, the Classes of 1970 and 1971, Ashley Fox, the 25th anniversary of the Carver School of Social Work, the Mass Communication Center, a Virtual Trivia game and a scholarship fund start for the late artist Tommy Clark.


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2021-10-12 07:13:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Johnny H. Sewell, 76, Cumberland County, KY (1945-2021)

Johnny H. Sewell, age 76 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Cumberland County Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1945 in Cumberland County, KY to the late James and Inis Cash Sewell. He was a former Ice Cream delivery man and a long-haul truck driver.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol York Sewell and one brother J.C. Sewell.


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2021-10-12 07:07:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Wanda Fay Popplewell, 79, Russell County, KY (1942-2021)

Wanda Fay Popplewell, 79, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Friday, October 8th, peacefully, at Cumberland Nursing and Rehab, in Somerset, KY.

Wanda was born in Russell Springs, KY on April 29, 1942, a daughter of the late Myrtle (McQueary) and Ishman Tucker. She was a homemaker.


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2021-10-12 07:06:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 12
Happy Anniversary, Christopher and Natoshia Harmon (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Darrell and Nadene Pelston (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Melissa Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michele and Mark Hale, 1991 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Randall and Brenda Clark (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Kingrey (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beth Ann Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bob Chelf | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Bowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dorothy Nell Vanarsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josie Rae Blair (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Gilbert Hunt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richie Estes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rollin McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilbur L. Garner, 54, Russell County, KY (1960-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Parton, Casey County, KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddy Harper, Windsor, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Sue Lane, Casey Co., KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Davis Morris, Green Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvis Ray Holt, Russell Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Gaines, Taylor Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Fiore (Poli) Marrapodi, Adair County, KY (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Todd Whitlow, Green Co., KY (1976-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Keltner, Taylor County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aaron Walters, Taylor County, KY (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Mings, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lori Ann Antle, Russell County, KY (1962-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William David Cook, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pearlie Mae Popplewell, Russell County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Frances Ballard Cooksey, 85, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Genevieve Weaver Burke, Casey Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Garrett III, Casey County, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Goff, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Hedgespeth, 89, Taylor County, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodney Wooten, 60, Milltown, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Mason, 62, Casey County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Bobby Rainwater, 67, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joe Rice, Taylor Co., KY (1954-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Mae Huffman Allen, Summer Shade, KY (1951-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Davis Hines, 76, Metcalfe County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Gibson, Metcalfe County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth (Giles) Melton, 58, Adair Co., KY (1959-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Benny Read, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cliff Lamb, 90, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Richards, 1908-1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Allen Marshall Coffey, 89, Greensburg, KY (1931-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Bernard Pendleton, 73, Casey Co., KY (1947-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junius Earl Bryant, 94, Adair Co., KY native (1925-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Ann Hunt, 54, Taylor Co., KY (1961-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella Martin Allen, 88, Indianapolis, IN (1931-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:62275, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Andrew Steven Meagher, 38, Prestonsburg, KY (1983-2021) | (ID:62322, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Vickie Lynn (Antle) Anderson, 62, Columbia, KY (1959-2021) | (ID:62326, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Co. Middle School SBDM Council meeting | (ID:62324, Comment)
Adair Co. Primary Center SBDM Team meeting | (ID:62341, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County Fiscal Court regular monthly meeting | (ID:62280, Comment)
Regular Fiscal Court Meeting | (ID:62338, Comment)

 




























 
 
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