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Patricia Faye Darnell, 64, Adair County, KY (1957-2021)

Patricia Faye Darnell, 64, of Columbia, KY died Friday, November 19, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. She was born in Adair County, KY on November 4, 1957 to the late Edwin Paul Vanarsdale and Dorothy Montgomery Vanarsdale of Columbia, KY who survives.

Pat attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She was a giving and caring soul that always had a smile on her face. Her greatest love was being "Nana" to her grandchildren and all of their friends.


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Walk About: Chapter One

Darlene Franklin-Campbell's new novel, Walk About, is being posted online chapter-by-chapter, for people to read for free. "It's quirky. It's wild. It's four sisters turned fugitive. It's a walk-about."

Chapter One:

By Darlene Franklin-Campbell

ROSIE PACED. Her late husband's body was in the kitchen, lying under a mountain of fabric.

"Get a tarp," she thought, but Rosie didn't have a tarp. Maybe James Allen Putt had a tarp out in the garage, but she couldn't risk the neighbors seeing her drag one in.

She thought fast and set her sewing machine on the kitchen table then unwound yard after yard of fabric to make it look like she had been indecisive and just threw it in the floor, which was how she sewed anyway.

James had screamed at her for making a mess like this once, the second time she did it, he had bloodied her nose and blacked her eye. Now he was a corpse under the mess that he hated so much .

She glanced at the clock, 8 p.m. James had been dead since four o'clock. Where were her sisters? She had paced. She had screamed. She had cried. Then she had started all over again.


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2021-11-20 11:19:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Michael Stotts, 61, Columbia, KY (1960-2021)

Michael Stotts of Columbia passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at T.J. Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was 61 years old.

Mike requested cremation, and a Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 5pmCT to 7pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.


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2021-11-20 11:14:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charity Baptist Church Fall Festival cancelled

By Janet Biggs

The Fall Festival at Charity Baptist Church scheduled for today, Saturday, November 20, 2021, has been cancelled due to illness.


2021-11-20 09:58:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Budd speaks of life, death and PTSD at CU chapel

By Daisy Rodriguez

Campbellsville, KY - Dr. Joseph Budd, associate professor of criminal justice at Campbellsville University, remembers the night he arrived at King Fahd International Airport in Saudi Arabia during his time serving in the first Gulf War.

The airport, still under construction, was serving as a U.S. airbase, and Budd was stationed there.

As he was walking around, he got lost. Then suddenly, the air raid sirens went off.

"As the air sirens were going off, I still didn't register what was going on," Budd said during the Veterans Day chapel Nov. 10. "I was severely jetlagged, but I soon caught on, as I saw everyone diving for the nearest bunker."


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2021-11-20 09:04:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Martha (Frankie) Cox, 73, Elkhorn, KY (1948-2021)

Martha Frances "Frankie" (Malone) Cox of Elkhorn passed away on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was 73 years old.

The funeral will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Auberry Funeral Home, 503 East Main Street, Campbellsville. Burial will follow in Tallow Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is requested on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 5pmET until 8pmET at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.


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2021-11-20 09:01:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Signing ceremony for CMC inclusion as part of TJCMF

The T.J. Community Mission Foundation (TJCMF) and Community Medical Care (CMC) are excited to announce the two organizations are joining forces through the inclusion of CMC as a program of the TJCMF. On Thursday, November 18, leadership of both organizations and the community gathered to honor the move through a joint resolution signing ceremony.

Following the approval of the board of directors of both organizations, CMC will become "Community Medical Care: A Program of the T.J. Community Mission Foundation". And, although CMC as a separate 501c3 non-profit will dissolve on Jan. 1, 2022, its mission of assisting low-income seniors and working, uninsured and underinsured adults with their every-changing medical needs will continue.

In 2020, Dr. Bharat Mody, one of the founders of CMC, began a conversation with Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health, to introduce the idea of CMC merging with TJCMF in some fashion. Dr. Mody recognized the opportunity to combine the work of CMC and TJCMF in efforts to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the important program moving forward. This step is a natural progression of the work that has been done by CMC from the onset of the program.


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2021-11-20 08:55:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Health Care

KTC: Buckle up, put the phone down for Thanksgiving travel

By Erin G. Eggen

Frankfort, KY - With the holidays quickly approaching, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is sending Thanksgiving travelers important lifesaving reminders - buckle up and put the phone down.

"The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we're asking Kentuckians to extend their commitment to safety and health onto our roadways," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "We believe that if all drivers practice these two simple behaviors - buckle up, and put the phone down - lives will be saved."

According to KOHS, each year in Kentucky, distracted driving results in more than 50,000 crashes, more than 15,000 injuries and approximately 200 deaths. So, put down the phone and refrain from distracted driving behaviors such as texting, emailing and phone chats.


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KSP Honor Guard celebrates 40 years of service

By Captain Paul Blanton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) celebrated and paid tribute to the agency's Honor Guard unit for 40 years of dedicated service to the commonwealth. The Governor proclaimed November 11 as Kentucky State Police Honor Guard Day to mark their 40th anniversary. A copy of the proclamation can be found here: 2021-PROC-277463 (PDF).

"The KSP Honor Guard has provided a professional presence during ceremonies, including those to memorialize Kentuckians lost to COVID-19," said Gov. Beshear. "I am thankful to this elite unit for their service and steadfast dedication to honoring the lives of officers and citizens alike."

The Honor Guard represents KSP at civic events, parades, public and agency ceremonies. This specialized unit performs the "Presentation of Colors" at various events and provides honors for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. One of their most important duties is to provide funeral honors for retired troopers. During a retiree's funeral visitation, they serve as a casket guard standing at the head of the coffin as a sign of respect. Additionally, during the graveside service, they present a folded Commonwealth of Kentucky and KSP flag to the family in honor of their loved one's dedication and service to the state, and conclude with a final salute over the coffin.


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Madonna Sue LeMaster Hawkins, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2021)

Madonna Sue LeMaster Hawkins of Russell Springs passed away from this world on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. She was 87 years old.

Funeral services are 1pmCT on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with brother Leonard Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Jamestown City Cemetery.

Public visitation will be held from 10amCT until service time on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.


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2021-11-20 08:26:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sheila Coffey, 67, Russell Springs, KY (1954-2021)

Sheila Coffey of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Russell County Hospital. She was 67 years old.

A religious service will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY. Interment will follow at Russell Springs City Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.

Friends may visit on Sunday at 11amCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.


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2021-11-20 08:23:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Margaret Z. Johnson, 94, Jamestown, KY (1927-2021)

Margaret Z. Johnson of Jamestown passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehab in Jamestown, KY. She was 94 years old.

Services will be private, with burial to follow in the Ridgcrest Cemetery, in Jamestown, KY.


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2021-11-20 08:20:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Billy Gordon Wright, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2021)

Billy Gordon Wright of Campbellsville, formerly of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home. He was 81 years old.

The funeral services for Billy Gordon Wright will be conducted at 1pmCT on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Clay Dickie Scott and Bro. Jim Collison officiating. Burial will follow in the Davenport Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Monday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and will continue after 7amCT on Tuesday until time of the funeral service.


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2021-11-20 08:14:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Commentary: Give thanks this holiday season

By Senator Max Wise

The holiday spirit is in the air, and like you, I am excited for the special days ahead. Despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we in the Kentucky General Assembly are doing our best to continue legislative business in Frankfort to prepare for the upcoming 2022 Regular Session.

Thankfully, except for several necessary special elections, the weeks leading up to this holiday season have not been dominated by the campaign season. In light of the challenging nearly two years behind us, it is refreshing to focus on what this time of year is about -- family, friends, and our communities. Each Thanksgiving, I look forward to being home in my district, hearing from constituents, and spending time with loved ones. Join me this year in embracing valuable time with loved ones.

In the spirit of the season of giving, let's also remember those in need as we prepare our Thanksgiving meals. I encourage you and your families to consider reaching out to a community food bank, church, or local charity to help ensure that the homeless are sheltered, and the hungry are fed, especially during these colder fall and winter months. We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season, and volunteering time and resources can make an incredible difference in our less fortunate neighbors' lives.


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2021-11-20 08:09:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Zelma Justine Wright, 94, Jamestown, KY native (1927-2021)

Zelma Justine Wright of Greenfield, IN, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN. She was 94 years old.

A graveside service will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, KY. Interment at Jamestown Cemetery Jamestown, KY.


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2021-11-20 08:06:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Geneva Davis Higgason, 101, Green Co., KY (1920-2021)

Geneva Davis Higgason of Green County passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. She was 101 years old.

The funeral services for Geneva Davis Higgason will be conducted at 1pmCT on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Larry Wisdom and Bro. Brad Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and will continue after 7amCT on Saturday until time of the funeral service.


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2021-11-20 08:01:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 11/19/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of today's 108 reported cases, 89 (82%) were unvaccinated and 31 of today's cases (29%) 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: 6.24%.


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2021-11-20 07:57:38 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Santa's Mailbox

Charles Marshburn writes:
Very impressive!
Comments re: Welding Class constructs mailbox for Letters to Santa


2021-11-20 07:56:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 20, 2021

When future hides past,
things must be hidden away
that stir memories.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 20 November 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3721


2021-11-20 07:55:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 20
Happy Anniversary, David and Sherry Holmes (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Kenneth and Sandy Janes (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Kruizenga | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alisha Marie Stotts (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Austen Richards (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Steinhilber (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby D. Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Hare (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rhonda Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa DeVore | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Simpson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Thorpe, Jamestown, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.R. Bowen, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold (Bunny) Buckingham, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Thomas Parrott (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Polston, Adair Co., KY, native (1955-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Shearer, Russell County (1915-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Spurling, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Jewell Tiller, Russell Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Letha B. Sullivan, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Wright Ford, Green Co., KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shannon Shuffett Edwards, 40, Green County, KY (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Fulp, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rachel Pierce Clark, Green Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Jean Warner, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Joseph Pfoff, 55, Russell Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, C.V. Aldrey Tucker, 86, Russell Co., KY, (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles David Buchanan, 90, Willisburg, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ora Mae Barnett, Taylor County, KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra W. (Sandy) Schneider, 67, Adair Co, KY/Green Co. native (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Osborne Coe, 58, Adair Co., KY native (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Florence Gayle Stargel, 64, Russsell County, KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bill Steinhilber, 60 Columbia, KY/Bloomsburg, PA native (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maggie Ruth Norris King, Cumberland County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leina Janes, 95, formerly of Adair County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anne Landreth Harp Pike Fraim, 87, Taylor County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Gordon Janes, 66, Russell County, KY (1952-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel G. Cash Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen Morgan, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mike Burton, 57, native of Adair County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Evelyn Miller, 91, Willow Town, KY (1925-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTKnifley Chapel Youth Group Breakfast Fundraiser | (ID:62511, Comment)
9:00amCTDrop off Operation Christmas Child boxes at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:62333, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Mechelle Denise Giles, 57, Columbia, KY (1964-2021) | (ID:62521, Comment)
2:00pmCTCancelled: Charity Baptist Church Fall Festival | (ID:62513, Comment)
3:00pmCTFirst Annual Columbia Baptist Church Dessert Auction | (ID:62497, Comment)

 




























 
 
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