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Timothy F. Norris, 67, Jamestown, KY (1954-2022)

Timothy F. Norris of Jamestown passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Russell County Hospital. He was 67 years old.

A graveside service will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Jamestown Cemetery in Jamestown, KY.

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2022-03-18 16:31:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Timothy F. Norris, 67, Jamestown, KY (1954-2022)

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Travel: Visit to Bryce Canyon National Park

Another installment in Robert's 2021 trip out West. View photos from the previous day here: Return To Zion National Park, Southern Utah

By Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis Woodworking

Close to 120 miles north east of Zion National Park, at 7000-9000 feet elevation, another famous park Utah is known for... Bryce Canyon! Insanely beautiful and breathtaking this park leaves you with a sense of wonderment. It is also a fun place to hike and explore with its numerous trails. If you can't hike, there's a road that takes you several miles around the rim with several lookout points.

2022-03-18 12:59:58 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Co. approved for $110k in CAIP funding

By Lisa Tolliver
Shelbyville, KY - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,188,339 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting, including $110,000 for Taylor County.

"Each month the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board comes together to make investments to keep our agricultural industry diversified," Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "From the smallest awards funded to the largest, all have the opportunity to change an agricultural producer's well being and livelihood."

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2022-03-18 12:53:36 | Comments | Printable version

Bill legalizing medicinal cannabis clears House floor

By Jordan Hensley, LRC

Frankfort, KY - Doctors may soon be permitted to prescribe medicinal cannabis to Kentuckians with certain medical conditions.

House Bill 136 would legalize medicinal cannabis as a treatment option for people with cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic nausea, cyclical vomiting, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The bill's primary sponsor, Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, has carried similar legislation in the House before, but the measures failed to receive approval from both chambers. Nemes said he's worked with many people over the years to make changes to the legislation that more lawmakers could support.

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2022-03-18 12:43:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

State releases county unemployment data for January 2022

By Mike Clark/Gabe Tomlin

Frankfort, KY - Unemployment rates rose in 14 Kentucky counties between January 2021 and January 2022, fell in 103, and stayed the same in three (Allen, Fulton and Cumberland counties), according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.


Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rates in the commonwealth at 2.9%. It was followed by Scott and Todd counties, 3.3% each; Boone and Fayette counties, 3.4% each; Campbell and Harrison counties, 3.5% each; and Anderson, Kenton, Logan and Simpson counties, 3.6% each.

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2022-03-18 12:41:57 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Don Yates

Jane Aaron writes:
When I was growing up, Don Yates and my brother, Steve Aaron, were near the same age, and spent more time together. But, as an adult, I got to know him and loved his sense of humor. He and his twin sister, Sue Yates Williams, were born at my Reeves grandparents’ home, near Shiloh Christian Church.

Sue was born first, and I’m not sure, but I think it was 30 minutes or more before Don was born. Every time I was at one of Sue and Don’s birthday celebrations, Don found a way to mention that Sue was much older than he was. Once he said, “Yes, Sue is 4 or 5 years older than I am”! He knew how to get a laugh!

He was such a revered member of our large Reeves family, and I’m so sad about his passing. I’m glad I was able to visit with him twice this past year, and will miss him so much. My heart and prayers go out to Freida, his children and grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews, and many other Reeves cousins.

2022-03-18 11:35:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Chamber of Commerce to meet April 12, 2022

By Ellen Zornes

The Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce will be holding its April meeting at 12noonCT on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Columbia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Our speakers will be Bobby Morrison and Heather Spoon of the Economic Development Authority sharing the work that has been completed at the Green River Commerce Park and future plans for Economic Development in Adair County.

Anyone interested is invited to attend - bring your own food and/or beverage as we will not have food available. We hope to see you there!

2022-03-18 10:36:47 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear: Bipartisan efforts helping KY fight drug epidemic

By Morgan Hall

Frankfort, KY - On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear said a bipartisan group of state leaders are making progress on recommendations from Pew Charitable Trusts on how best to address the opioid crisis and help save lives.

Last year, the Governor and his administration as well as the General Assembly participated in Pew's study and now they are working together to support new laws and programs that address the recommendations by eliminating barriers to addiction and expanding access to treatment.

"The opioid epidemic is not a red or blue issue, it continues to shatter families regardless of their political party - and that is why it takes all of us working together to fight back," Gov. Beshear said. "We are working to help Kentuckians and communities in need. We remain committed to fighting this fight together."

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2022-03-18 10:10:02 | Comments | Printable version

Possible severe weather this evening

From Mike Keltner, Director
Adair Co. Emergency Management

The forecast from the National Weather Service in Louisville continues to carry with it a threat for strong to severe storms later this afternoon and into the first half of tonight. Timing continues to suggest that between 5pmCT to around 11pmCT is the best window of opportunity for severe weather.

The main threats continue to be mainly damaging winds and some large hail. There is also a threat of an isolated tornado or two, mainly west of the I-65 corridor.

2022-03-18 10:05:43 | Comments | Printable version

HB121 would require comment period at school board meetings

By Nancy Royden, LRC

Frankfort, KY - A bill that would require civility and public comment periods during school board meetings advanced Thursday on the Senate floor.

House Bill 121 calls on school boards to provide a public comment period of at least 15 minutes, or until comment ends, at each regular meeting. The comment period could be passed over if no one has made a request to speak.

Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, presented the bill on the Senate floor and told lawmakers that parents were sometimes shut out of school board meetings in Kentucky and many other states.

"I think it would be an understatement to say that for the past two years, there's probably not been more attendance, passion, debate, ... dialogue that's been expressed in local school board meetings in a long, long time."

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2022-03-18 08:08:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

CU participates in Model Arab League Conference

By Gerard Flanagan

Campbellsville, KY - Delegates from several Middle Eastern and Northern Africa countries came together to hash out decisions on political affairs, poverty, unemployment and a host of other pressing issues in February at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.

No, it wasn't real life, but the Model Arab League--a simulation of the real-life Arab League--provided four Campbellsville University students insight into the nature of international diplomacy.

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2022-03-18 08:03:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Letter: Power Outage

Ann Murphy writes:
I had just got back from Kroger, and my electric kept flickering, on and off. It did this, several times, then went out, and stayed out. I stumbled around, trying to find my phone, to use the flashlight. I couldn't find it. My furbabies kept whining and didn't know what was going on. It seemed like forever, when the power finally came back on. It was off about 20 minutes. Had to go around setting the clocks, on my coffee maker, microwave and stove.

We just don't understand how valuable electricity is until it goes out, even for a short time.
Comments re: Power outage, snow storm and time change

2022-03-18 08:00:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Blakey Quartet at Sparksville Nazarene Church Mar 27

By Jane Sparks

The Blakey Quartet will be at Sparksville Nazarene Church at 10:45amCT on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Pastor Robert Adkins and congregation welcomes you.

Sparksville Nazarene Church is located at 9562 Burkesville Road, Columbia, KY.

2022-03-18 07:57:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 18, 2022

Some go to events
because there will be good meals
whatever happens.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 18 March 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3839

2022-03-18 07:54:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 18 Mar 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, March 18, 2022, 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: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 3 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2022-03-18 07:53:34 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 18
Happy Anniversary, Randolph and Ruth Ann Lewis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Ray England (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Byron Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Destiny Jade Burton (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Minton (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanie Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, June Shanklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kantlee Joriah Destynei Grace Harvey (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lacey Blaire Sexton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Rotch (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nick Palumbo (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Thorpe, grandmother of Victoria Thorpe Luttrell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Summer Brooke Whittington (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trinity Jade Hancock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Hovious (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Whitney Stearns | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry L. Russell, 42, Russell Springs, KY (1976-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Taylor Kay Grider, Russell Springs, KY (1999-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Ann Stephens Early, Campbellsville, KY (1943-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Newcomb, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Violet R. Thomas, Casey County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelia Bennett, Casey Co., KY (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Wayne Womack, Sano, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton (Cliff) Holt, Casey Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Mae Young, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, L.C. Simpson, Adair Co., KY native (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melinda Bernard, 43, Russell Co., KY (1971-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Carol Huff Ballard, 69, Metcalfe Co. KY (1945-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Altman, Green Co., KY (1919-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ian Christopher Davis, 13, Liberty, KY (2001-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tae In Wheeler, Middleburg, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Travis Adams, 81, Columbia, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Rea Parnell, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garland Hayes, 86, Green County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Richerson Hardesty, Taylor County, KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patrick Gordon Evans, 56, Green County, KY (1961-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Clayton Baker, 55, Adair County, KY (1963-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Garmon, 69, Edmonton, KY (1951-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Franklin Shirley Gilpin, 81, Green Co., KY (1929-2010) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Marie Reeder, 74, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kristy Kaye Thompson, 40, Green Co., KY (1981-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Aaron, 56, Fairplay, KY (1964-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Coffey, 95, Casey County, KY (1925-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Lee Walker, 77, Adair County, KY (1943-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stanley Brown, 67, Greensburg, KY (1953-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:15amCTBudget Committee Meeting cancelled
Adair Fiscal Court Budget Committee meeting | (ID:62907, Comment)
9:30amCTMarvin Jones Road to be closed for repairs | (ID:62919, Comment)
1:00pmCTCU Chiropractic white coat ceremony in Harrodsburg | (ID:62880, Comment)


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