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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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AC Homemakers to hold membership drive-through

The Adair County Extension Homemakers will be hosting their annual "Membership Drive-Thru" event on Thursday and Friday - October 14-15, 2021 - at the Adair County Extension Office Parking Lot at 409 Fairground Street in Columbia.

Current members, or anyone who wishes to become a member, can drive by anytime from 9am - 4pm either day and pay the $10 annual dues for Club or Mailbox membership.

Drawings for door prizes will be available, and special bags containing items from UK Healthcare, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, the Kentucky Tourism Department, and Adair County Extension Homemakers will be given to all who join.


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2021-10-13 15:21:48 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Gulf Shores at sunset



2021-10-13 - Alabama - Photo by Kelly Jeffries-Cissell.
It's fall break at my granddaughter Hailey's school and she and her girlfriend Olivia negotiated a trip to Gulf Shores Alabama. Olivia's Mom shared this awesome sunset over the incoming waves. It looks like a trip grandparents need to take soon! - Linda Waggener

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Britt Jeffries, 34, MCHS and LWC graduate (1987-2021)

Britton Shawn Jeffries, age 34 of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Edmonton, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. Britt was born October 4, 1987 and is the son of Terry and Marsha Irwin Jeffries of Edmonton who survive.

Britt is a 2006 graduate of Metcalfe County High School. A 2011 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries and a minor in Communication. In school Britt ran track, but devoted his life to ministry and the love of God.

Britt served at numerous churches and ministries during his young life, and was always willing to go wherever he felt the Lord leading. He served as youth pastor at Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church, Monticello United Methodist Church, Glasgow Bible Church, and Columbia Church of the Nazarene. He served as senior pastor at Warsaw United Methodist Church. Britt also served in various ministry capacities at Lindsey Wilson College's campus LIFE ministry, Bearwallow United Methodist Church, Vineyard Community Church Palm Beaches, and Vinelife Christian Church. Everywhere he went Britt loved and cared for others, encouraging them in their faith and relationship with God.


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2021-10-13 15:19:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Fall display at Southern Nest for photo opportunities

Southern Nest Realty has built a beautiful fall display in their front yard at the new office location in New Columbia at 126 Will Walker Rd.

Tammy Stotts and crew welcomes anyone who would like to take pictures in front of the display to do so. She writes, "Bring your family, your pets and snap a pic. Then tag us on social media."


2021-10-13 12:20:54 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: pull over and avoid being hurt in chase

James Roberts writes:
Don’t speed, flee or evade the law enforcement and you won’t wreck! It’s called enforcement for a reason! Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time! If you don’t have something to hide then you would pull over and observe the rules as your supposed to when you receive your operators’ license. Some punishments are more severe than others when you don’t follow the law.

My appreciation for all that the first responders do for our community! They don’t get enough praise. - Just my thoughts, James Roberts.
Comments re: Letter: Police pursuit CPD: Motorcycle operator flees traffic stop


2021-10-13 11:00:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Criminal Justice Department announces graduates

Twenty-four recruits complete 800 hours of training including Ronald Golden from the Russell County Sheriff's Office, and Dustin Clemmons from the Edmonton Police Department.

On October 1, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced that 24 law enforcement officers from agencies across the state have graduated the basic training academy.


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2021-10-13 08:52:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Gayle Louise Burris, 67, Greensburg, KY (1954-2021)

Gayle Louise (Freyberger) Burris of Greensburg passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Taylor County Regional Hospital. She was 67 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, with cremation to follow the service.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, and will continue on Saturday morning from 9amCT until 11amCT at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.


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2021-10-13 08:31:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Volleyball: LWC sweeps Tennessee Southern

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson Volleyball team got back to winning ways Tuesday evening sweeping Tennessee Southern 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-19) for the second time this season. The sweep is the 12th of the season for the Blue Raiders and the sixth against a conference opponent this year.

The Blue Raiders hit a .415 in the match compared to the Firehawks .134 on the night. Lindsey Wilson outkilled the Firehawks 44-31 in the match with Tennessee Southern giving up 18 attack errors in the game.


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2021-10-13 08:27:19 | Comments | Printable version

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 10/12/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 24,941 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.56% were unvaccinated.

Below are our area's COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/6/2021):
  • State - 61.00%
  • Taylor - 53.53%
  • Pulaski - 50.13%
  • Russell - 47.08%
  • Green - 42.15%
  • McCreary - 41.86%
  • Wayne - 41.78%
  • Cumberland - 41.58%
  • Clinton - 39.80%
  • Adair - 38.60%
  • Casey - 36.08%
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.12%.


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2021-10-13 08:25:56 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Police pursuit

Sharon Garmon writes:
Didn't think police are suppose to chase a motorcycle. The Columbia police did this years ago on 206, the man wrecked. he was killed I don't remember much except what I just wrote don't know if the family sued or not. I think the officer involved was but on probation. What an awful thing to have to live with if they hadn't chased him he wouldn't got killed.
Comments re: CPD: Motorcycle operator flees traffic stop


2021-10-13 08:20:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mostly cloudy, high 80F, chance of afternoon showers

It's currently 63F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly cloudy today, with a 20 percent change of afternoon showers. The high will be near 80F, with calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

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

Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83F and calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 64F and light south wind.


2021-10-13 08:16:50 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 13, 2021

Dangerous to be
with someone wanted as friend
but not as lover.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 13 October 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3683


2021-10-13 08:12:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 13 Oct 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, October 13, 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


2021-10-13 08:11:55 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: death by virus, or any way, is God's will

Celia Stuart writes:
On Covid and death I know that death is something we must all face. As for covid by death it would be bad but I also believe that God is in control if we get it and survive, have to be hospitalized, be put on a machine, or die. If we are ready to go death by anything is God’s will and I have always believed that.
Re: COVID-19 toll has many of us thinking about death


2021-10-13 00:35:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Bobby Lynn Ervin, 58, Metcalfe County, KY (1963-2021)

Bobby Lynn Ervin, son of the late Mitchell and Norma Ervin was born April 8, 1963. He departed this life on Monday, October 11, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Bobby was 58 years, 6 months and three days of age.

Bobby made a profession of Christ and was saved as a young boy at bible school. He was a lifelong member of the Pink Ridge Baptist Church.

Along with his loving wife Sherry Edwards Ervin of 38 years, they were owners and operators of Roadside BBQ and K&E Lumber. Bobby and Sherry were married January 12, 1983.


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2021-10-13 00:06:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Leon G. Davis, 87, Green County, KY (1933-2021)

Leon G. Davis, of the Grab Community, was born on December 16, 1933 in Green County, Kentucky to the late Olen and Valley Kessler Davis. He departed this life on October 9, 2021 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky having attained the age of 87 years, nine months and 24 days.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Russell Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

He was a retired truck driver and farmer. He enjoyed cutting the grass and spending time with his family. He was a member of the William B. Allen Lodge #704 F&AM.


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2021-10-13 00:04:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Eldon Ray McBeath, 78, Russell County, KY (1943-2021)

Eldon Ray McBeath, of Russell Springs, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at his home. He was 78 years of age.

Born on September 11, 1943, in Russell Springs, he was a son of the late Floren and Tina Perkins McBeath. Eldon was a mechanic for Russell Sportswear for 18 years. He was part owner of E & K Construction, from which he retired. Eldon was a long-time member of Lakewood Country Club, where he played golf at every opportunity.

He was a professional fisherman on Lake Cumberland and Lake Barkley for several years. Eldon played the guitar and bass and enjoyed listening to live bluegrass music. He loved his family and especially cherished spending time with his two granddaughters.


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2021-10-13 00:00:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 13
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Nadine Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ralph and Glinda Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Red and Fran Burris (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chad Barnett (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Maulden | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isaac Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Hale (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Moss (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joseph Harrison (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maxine Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelly Yarberry (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Nora Cecil, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Francis C. Burnham, Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Sue Barnsfeather, 59, Columbus, IN/Adair Co. KY (1949-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Duvall, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, for James Emmanuel Abell, Adair Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary J. Beard, formerly of Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Lynn Holtzclaw, Adair Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia "Sis" Curry Childers, Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry D. Passmore, Russell Springs, KY (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary D. Branham, Cumberland Co., KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Ethel Warren, Knifley, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William McClellan Wooldridge, Green Co., KY native (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Woods, Casey County, KY (1968-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James A. Gaskin, Russell County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Louis Helm, Adair County, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathryn F. Foley, 65, Russell County, KY (1947-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marianna Mayorga Stargel, Russell Co., KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond L. Dillingham, Adair County, KY (1964-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vickie Foster Pelly, Crab Orchard, KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory BIrthday, Richard (Junior) Smither, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Jo Pegg, Adair County, KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Mitchum (Mitch) Harvey, Adair Co., KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Loy Young, 95, Adair Co., KY (1918-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tim Cox, Taylor County, KY (1958-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Maxine Shirley, Summer Shade, KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ida Mae Wheeler, Adair Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Carl Monday, 75, Casey Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hildred L. (Pete) Jessie, 76, Edmonton, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Miss Evie Faith Glover, infant, Campbellsville, KY (13 Oct 2016 - 23 Oct 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard M. (Buster) French , 81, Taylor County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lee Ann Newby Frink, 84, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lola Skaggs, Russell Co., KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Cable, 65, Taylor County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Close Sallee Bowman, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native (1920-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Douglas Whitley, 40, Taylor Co., KY (1977-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Murray, Glensfork, KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Lee Keltner, Greensburg, KY (1957-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pansy Spears Wagoman, 98, Burkesville, KY (1918-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Frank (R.D.) Dicken, 68, Campbellsville, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Tony Staley, 61, Burkesville, KY (1959-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Geneva Priddy Shuffett, 89, Green County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, October 13, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTServices for Imogene Bryant, 88, Columbia, KY (1933-2021) | (ID:62340, Comment)
4:00pmCTSpecial Called School Board Meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62342, Comment)
5:00pmCTGirls Varsity ACHS Volleyball vs Cumberland County | (ID:62285, Comment)

 




























 
 
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