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Letter: Judge's order for half staffed flag

Sharon Harris writes:
According to USA.gov, the only people who can order the flag to be at half staff is the President, a state governor, or the mayor of the District of Columbia.
Comments re: Flag to half staff at Annex


2023-01-19 20:18:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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LWC piano concert



2023-01-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Veronica Arnold.
Veronica writes, "Thanks to LWC for putting on the piano concert with pianist Nada. Audience members young and old were treated to beautiful classical and contemporary music that lasted around an hour. Being in a small town doesn't mean being isolated from fine arts. Thankful to be able to bring my young children to LWC for such events and hopeful for more in the future."

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Letter: Put it in your own trash can

Annette Burton writes:
I complain about this all the time. There is no reason for people to throw trash out of their cars. We have laws why can't they be enforced? Our beautiful county is looking really bad, plus when the moving starts, all that trash blows every where. All it takes is a trash bag in your car and take it home put it in your own trash can.

Comments re: Roadside garbage has to stop


2023-01-19 14:31:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

From Captain Paul Blanton

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are joining the nation in recognizing January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time to educate citizens about identifying and preventing the crime.

"It is important that we all recognize the signs of human trafficking to prevent this crime from happening," said Gov. Beshear. "Our administration is committed to ending this horrific crime and providing help to survivors so they can reclaim their lives."

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to achieve exploitation. Sergeant Vicki Day, who is a member of the KSP Human Trafficking Unit, says awareness is key to ending trafficking while providing support to victims.

"This month is a necessary time to reflect on the resilience of trafficking survivors and recognize the efforts of those who work tirelessly to prevent and eliminate this inhumane and devastating form of abuse and exploitation. The more citizens who are aware of the signs, the better chance of ending trafficking." said Sgt. Day.


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2023-01-19 14:28:38 | Comments | Printable version

Sherrie Lynn Luttrell, 54, Windsor, KY (1968-2023)

Sherrie Lynn Luttrell of Windsor passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her home. She was 54 years old.

Burial will be private.

Friends may visit from 5pmCT until 7pmCT on Friday, January 20, 2023, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY.


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2023-01-19 14:25:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William C. (Bill) Haskins, 91, Greensburg, KY (1931-2022)

William Bill Charles Haskins, age 91, of Greensburg passed away on December 28, 2022.

A Committal Service will be held at 11amET on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, 2501 North Dixie Blvd., Radcliff, KY, with Full Military Honors.


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2023-01-19 14:20:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KELC releases December 2022 Unemployment Report

From Mike Clark/Gabriel Tomlin

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2022 unemployment rate was 4%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet (KELC).

The preliminary December 2022 jobless rate was unchanged from November 2022 but was down 0.6 percentage points from the 4.6% recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for December 2022 was 3.5%, which was down 0.1 percentage points from November 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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2023-01-19 14:17:13 | Comments | Printable version

Flag to half staff at Annex

From Bridget Compton

Judge Executive Larry Russell Bryant has ordered the flag at the Adair County Annex to remain half staffed today in honor of the late Treva Joyce Downey Ballou, who served as the first female Magistrate in Adair County. Everyone please honor this pioneer of Adair County and remember her family in your thoughts and prayers.


2023-01-19 14:16:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Letter: Trash on roadside

Martha Berry writes:
The picture of trash along 61 looks like someone lost part of their load. If random trash, whatever happened to the jail residents picking up roadside trash? Looks like a winner for both sides, prisoners are out of the cells doing something useful and the roads are clean.
Comments re: Roadside garbage has to stop


2023-01-19 14:13:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Hood Lodge 839 presents AirPods for perfect attendance at ACMS

From Tim Baker
Hood Masonic Lodge 839

On January 5, 2023, Sam Baker, David Powell, Tim Baker, Curtis Grant, and Kevin Reynolds from Hood Lodge 839 joined Adair County Middle School Principal Rodney Morgeson to present four sets of Apple Airpods to students from ACMS for perfect attendance. The winning students were Emma Burton, Hayden Johnson, Ethan Wooten and JaKeira Barnes.

Tim says, "The members at Hood Lodge want to thank everyone who supports our fundraisers and functions that make it possible for us to do things like this in the community. Thank you so much!"


2023-01-19 14:07:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Brenda Keith, 76, Columbia, KY (1946-2023)

Brenda Joyce (Burton) Keith of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was 76 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 3pmCT on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 9amCT on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2023-01-19 13:54:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Royce McQueary, 78, Russell Springs, KY (1944-2023)

Royce Ray McQueary of Russell Springs departed this life on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Fairoaks Nursing Home in Jamestown. He was 78 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 in the chapel of Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Dr., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Joe Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10amCT until time of service on Friday, January 20, 2023.


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2023-01-19 13:51:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William W. (Pooch) Poynter, 78, Knob Lick, KY (1945-2023)

William Wayne "Pooch" Poynter of Knob Lick passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at his home. He was 78 years old.

Funeral services will be held at NoonCT on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East St., Edmonton, KY. Burial will follow in the Metcalfe Co. Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4:30pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday, and will continue after 9amCT on Saturday until time of service.


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2023-01-19 13:48:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Eric Steven Lambert, 52, Edmonton, KY (1970-2023)

Eric Steven Lambert of Edmonton passed away on January 16, 2023 at TJ Samson Hospital. He was 52 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Friday January 20, 2023, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East St., Edmonton, KY. Burial will follow in the Mosby-Bragg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Thursday, and will continue after 9amCT on Friday until time of service.


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2023-01-19 13:43:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Darla Stephens Gossage, 52, Russell Springs, KY (1970-2023)

Darla Stephens Gossage of Russell Springs passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, at T.J. Sampson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 52 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 3pmCT on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Bernard Ridge Church of God in Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Danny Wayne Stephens and Bro. Eric Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bernard Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11amCT until 3pmCT on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Bernard Ridge Church of God in Russell Springs, KY.


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2023-01-19 13:38:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Judy Ferguson, 72, Greensburg, KY (1950-2023)

Judy Lynn Aaron Ferguson of Greensburg departed this life on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was 72 years old.

The funeral services for Judy Lynn Aaron Ferguson will be conducted at 2pmCT on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Cliffton Sullivan and Bro. John Aaron officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

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


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2023-01-19 13:34:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Applications open for Recovery Ready Communities program

From Crystal Staley/Morgan Hall

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that applications are open for Kentucky communities to apply for Recovery Ready certification.

"One life lost to drug overdose is too many, and we must continue to commit ourselves to doing everything we can to help not just those struggling with addiction, but their families and communities as well," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "The Recovery Ready Communities program gives communities the opportunity to identify gaps in their addiction treatment services and fill them."

To learn more about the program and apply for certification as a Recovery Ready Community, local government leaders can email info@rrcky.org.



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2023-01-19 13:30:52 | Comments | Printable version

KSP: Body discovered in car after multi-county pursuit

From Trooper Scottie Pennington

London, KY - The Kentucky State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on I-75 South near the 83-mile marker in Madison County just after 10:12amET on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The initial investigation indicated that the vehicle's operator was driving carelessly.

The Trooper activated his emergency equipment and the vehicle initially stopped. Once Troopers approached the vehicle the unknown driver sped off and continued traveling south on I-75 at a high rate of speed through three counties. The fleeing vehicle struck several Kentucky State Police vehicles.

In an effort to stop the vehicle a legal intervention maneuver was performed by KSP, and the fleeing vehicle became disabled at the 45-mile marker southbound in Laurel County. The driver, David Maurice Reed, 54 years old of St. Petersburg, FL, was arrested at that time without further incident.

Further investigation after the stop revealed a deceased female located inside the vehicle. She was later positively identified as Rachel Louise Carder, 53 years old, of Huntington, WV. The cause of death is undetermined at this time, and foul play is suspected.


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2023-01-19 13:27:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Special service at Sparksville Nazarene Church

By Jane Sparks

Come join us at Sparksville Nazarene Church at 10:45amCT on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Sharon Payne will be singing and bringing a Spirit-filled praise and worship service. Pastor Robert Adkins and congregation welcomes you.

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


2023-01-19 07:04:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 19, 2023

House with such a view,
a find to make one wonder
if view goes with house.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 19 January 2023.
-1000 haiku fourth time, more days coming up, Day 4146


2023-01-19 07:00:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 19 Jan 2023

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, January 19, 2023, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 33 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 5 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 35 events Circuit Court. 4 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2023-01-19 06:59:36 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 19
Happy Anniversary, Rodney and Janet Huckaby (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrea Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andy Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anne-Marie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beth Bates | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol A. Coomer Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carson Deon Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Catherine Green (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colton Parnell (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gordon Willis Feese (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haylee Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Libby Keltner Beard (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tobias (Toby) Walker Harvey (2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Marie Cox Humes, 43, Taylor Co., KY (1975-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Pearl Norris Garmon, 91, Marrowbone, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Berel Nation, 78, Cumberland Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Joe Dile, 57, Greensburg, KY (1961-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cass Baker, Cumberland Co. KY native (1928-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlene George Sobi, 83, Russell County, KY (1936-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles H. Quinn (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chuck Hinman, Bartlesville, OK, (1922-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarice Rogers Campbell, Gradyville, Adair Co., KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dale Thomas, Casey County, KY (1939-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Glen (Ed) Harvey, Adair County, KY (1939-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Arnold, 86, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Hogue, 71, Casey Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Farrow, 95, Columbia, KY (1927-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Evelyne Brown, Casey County, KY (1917-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Bud) Benningfield, Taylor County, KY (1931-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Lee White, 78, Summer Shade, KY (1939-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Ronald (Brownie) Abston, Adair Co., KY (1947-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Lynn Russell, 71, Center, KY (1950-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillian Cathleen Trowbridge Sloan, 91, Greensburg, KY (1930-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Davidson Graves, Cumberland County, KY (1943-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Harris, 88, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Jewell Graves, 88, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Pansy Jones Clark, 91, Green Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie Livesay, 94, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Wesley Cox, 79, Adair Co., KY native (1942-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Douglas (Doug) Hatcher, 62, Columbia, KY (1960-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Cheatham, 99, Garlin, KY (1922-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip J. Russell, 54, Jamestown, KY (1967-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Quentin (Carlos) Allen, Jr., Casey County, KY (1952-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rachel Whitney Edwards, 23, Adair Co., KY (1990-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Jessee, Metcalfe County, KY (1928-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Thomas Rankin, former Columbia, KY pastor (1926-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruel Melton, 81, Burkesville, KY (1941-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vanessa Ann Rush, 45, Burkesville, KY (1972-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia (Sue) Bailey, 75, Columbia, KY (1945-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wallace A. Feese, 70, Adair Co., KY (1948-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wauneda Pittman age 93, Middleburg, KY native (1925-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendell Earnest Guinn, Burkesville KY (1934-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Nokes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Decker, Russell County, KY (1957-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Woodruff Vaughn, Green Co., KY (1918-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2023
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Co. Board of Elections meeting | (ID:64468, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Payne Janes, 84, of Milltown, KY (1938-2023) | (ID:64497, Comment)
4:00pmCTACHS School-Based Decision Making Council meeting | (ID:64503, Comment)
5:00pmCT Farmers Market on the Square vendor meeting | (ID:64470, Comment)
6:00pmCTRegular Adair Co. School Board meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:64501, Comment)

 





























 
 
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