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Burkesville students named to WKU Fall 2019 Honors Lists

By Bob Skipper

Bowling Green, KY - The following Western Kentucky University students from Cumberland County were named to the honors lists for the fall 2019 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean's List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President's List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

From Burkesville


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2020-01-17 19:18:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Birds of Kentucky: Northern Cardinal



2020-01-17 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
According to the All About Birds entry on the Northern Cardinal, "Only a few female North American songbirds sing, but the female Northern Cardinal does, and often while sitting on the nest. This may give the male information about when to bring food to the nest. A mated pair shares song phrases, but the female may sing a longer and slightly more complex song than the male."

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Casey County students named to WKU Fall 2019 Honors Lists

By Bob Skipper

Bowling Green, KY - The following Western Kentucky University students from Casey County were named to the honors lists for the fall 2019 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean's List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President's List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

From Liberty


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2020-01-17 19:17:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Rolling road blocks on I-65 near exit 2 Sunday morning

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - There will be rolling road blocks in both directions on Interstate 65 near exit 2 in Simpson County on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The rolling roadblocks are expected to begin around 8amCT and last until NoonCT. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and expect delays. The rolling road blocks are being for a utility project that involves a crossover.


2020-01-17 19:09:34 | Comments | Printable version

Governor Beshear calls for criminal justice reform

Says rising prison costs, incarceration rates and crumbling infrastructure need to be addressed

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Ahead of his budget address, Jan. 28, Gov. Andy Beshear today outlined the need for criminal justice reforms, saying the state's prison costs and populations are surging while the state's infrastructure is crumbling.

Gov. Beshear said that the existing locations of the state's institutions are also not sustainable.

"Criminal justice reform is not just the right thing to do, but we must do it based on our current reality and on our budget," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "The reality is that, this session we can have robust, non-partisan dialogue and then move forward in a real and meaningful way to address our issues."


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2020-01-17 19:07:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Sen. Max Wise's Legislative Update - January 17, 2020

Personal political commentary/opinions of the writer

By State Senator Max Wise, (R-Campbellsville)
16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties

The second week of the 154th regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly saw a Senate bill become the first piece of legislation to pass out of a chamber. The measure would move gubernatorial elections to the same day Americans go to the polls to pick presidents.

The legislation, known as Senate Bill 3 (SB 3), would save local governments across Kentucky about $13.5 million every four years. The substantial savings would come because SB 3 would also align the elections for all statewide constitutionally elected officials with the presidential elections.


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2020-01-17 19:05:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LWC Swimming hosts CU and Thomas More Saturday

By Grace Blomstedt

The men's and women's swimming teams are back in the pool Saturday, Jan. 18, at noon CT to face Campbellsville (Ky.) and Thomas More (Ky.) at the Holloway Center Natatorium.

Five seniors will be recognized and honored prior to the start of the meet.


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2020-01-17 19:03:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Golf spring 2020 schedules released

By Brady Budke

Lindsey Wilson golf head coach Eric Wyrick has announced the schedules for the upcoming men and women's 2020 spring season. Both the men and women have six events on the slate.

The men's squad begins their spring season on Feb. 24-25 in Mobile, Alabama to compete in the Mobile Ram Invite at Robert Trent Jones Magnolia Grove Golf Course. The women's squad begins their spring season on March 2-3 in Gulf Shores, Ala. to compete in the Georgetown Gulf Shores Invitational at the Peninsula Golf Club.


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2020-01-17 11:10:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Business: Sign America starting over after fire

Regrets: If only he'd have taken backup with him - just one version of the files on a jump drive, tossed into the glove compartment or left at home, would have allowed him to restart with only the building and equipment losses...

By Linda Waggener

David Breeding is starting his Sign America business over, from scratch, after it was destroyed in the fire of October 23, 2018.

The fire at 409 Burkesville Street, took the historic building remembered as the the Meadow Hill Inn, then Walker Florist before being home to Sign America.


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2020-01-17 10:45:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Kermit Marion (Twig) Perry, 74, family in Taylor County

Kermit Marion "Twig" Perry departed this life Thursday, January 16, 2020, having attained the age of seventy- four years, five months and twenty-five days.

He was a United States Marine Veteran. He worked as a shipping foreman and truck driver. In accordance to his wishes cremation was chosen. There will be no public visitation or funeral service.


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2020-01-17 10:20:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Students present ACMS maintenance needs to School Board

Students have developed a compelling slide presentation and are showing it at opportunities where leaders may be able to help improve Adair County Middle School (old high school building).

By Linda Waggener


The 2019-2020 Adair County Middle School newspaper and yearbook staff wrote articles and took photos of their school maintenance challenges which were combined into a slide show. Many of the 27 staffers attended and presented the slide show at the January School Board meeting.


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2020-01-17 10:16:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Wanda Lillian Barnett, 78, Metcalfe County, KY

Wanda Lillian Barnett age 78 of Summer Shade passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 Saturday and after 9 Sunday at the funeral home.


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2020-01-17 08:51:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co. PVA Office closed on Monday

By Landon Edwards, PVA

The Adair County PVA Office will he closed Monday, January 20, 2020 for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day, per state mandate.


2020-01-17 06:59:11 | Comments | Printable version

January 2020 is School Board Recognition Month

Adair County school board members, elected by the people, are responsible for our community's most precious resource and the key to its future - our children and their educational opportunities.

Maybe they serve to improve those opportunities for their children, maybe they do it to ensure our community is poised to meet the future with a highly educated workforce able to improve the local economy, or maybe they do it because they believe in the role public education plays in creating better Commonwealth for all citizens.

But whatever the reason, the Adair County board members serve the minimal compensation and maximum effort.


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2020-01-17 05:30:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Rodeo returns to WKU Ag Expo Center in February

The Lone Star Rodeo Company will make its 2020 visit to WKU's L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center, 406 Elrod Rd, Bowling Green, KY, for four shows:
  • Febraury 7, 2020 at 8pmCT
  • February 8, 2020 at 2pmCT and 8pmCT
  • February 9, 2020 at 2pmCT
The Lone Star Championship Rodeo will feature bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, cowgirls breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, cowgirls barrel racing and brahma bull riding. Tickets are $22 for reserved seats and $17 for general admission.

Tickets may be purchased by phone at (270) 269-6000 or online at www.lonestarrodeocompany.com.


2020-01-17 04:58:48 | Comments | Printable version

Paul Eugene Wooldridge, 77, Russell Springs, KY (1942-2020)

Paul Eugene Wooldridge of Russell Springs passed away Wednesday, January 15 2020 at Wolf Creek Dam of an apparent drowning. He was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 10amCT on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY. Bro. Garlin Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in McElroy Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.

There will be no visitation prior to the service.


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2020-01-17 04:53:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Increasing clouds today, high 41F

It's currently 28F at the Adair County Mesonet station. We'll see increasing clouds today, with a high near 41F and east wind 8 to 11 mph.

There's a 40 percent chance of rain overnight. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a low around 39F. East wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south 13 to 18 mph after midnight.

Saturday will bring rain and a high near 55F. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. The chance of precipitation on Saturday is 100%.

Rain should taper off by Saturday night, leaving mostly cloudy skies and colder temperatures, with a low around 23F. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 32F and west wind 10 to 13 mph.

Sunday Night should be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 15F.

M.L.King Day will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high only reaching 28F.


2020-01-17 04:47:58 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 17, 2020

Who will not let go
hold fiercely to those they love,
fighting against fate.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 17 January 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3048


2020-01-17 04:41:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 17 Jan 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, January 17, 2020, 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. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 10 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-01-17 04:40:38 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 17
Happy Anniversary, David and Shannon Thomas (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Jo Pyles (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Ray Rooks (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Anne Seaborn (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Kate Pollard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Flora Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josephine Brooke Bailey (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Meadows | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lane Burton (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lydia Paige Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mercedes Sierra VanArsdale (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Barbara Taylor, Columbia, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Grant, Columbia, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur Craig Fillippinie, Jamestown, KY (1953-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Watson Webb Scott, Cumberland Co., KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hillary Hadley Adair Co., KY (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin Ray Puyear, Taylor Co., KY (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Bryant, Russell Springs, KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eula K. Hankla, 93, Jamestown, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Allen Grady, Adair Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Dowell, Adair County, KY (1910-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett E. Cox, Casey County, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nina M. Abston, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Coomer, Adair County, KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Paul Eugene Johnson, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Dixon, Casey Co., KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Hinshaw, 60, Russell County, KY (1954-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Parke, 56, Metcalfe Co. KY native (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Dwayne Duvall, 60, Casey Co., KY (1955 - 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reid F. Bunch, 90, Metcalfe Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Mae Polston, 70, Jamestown, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlus Chumbley, 75, Russell Co., KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Wilson, 63, Metcalfe Co., KY (1954-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Wilson, 84, Russell County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Sexton, 87, Adair County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Michael Robertson, Crail Hope, KY (1959-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neva Brewer, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Paul Walker, 51, Burkesville, KY (1967-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lured Jones Mr. Lured Jones, 87, Metcalfe Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Co. Community Early Childhood Council Meeting | (ID:59985, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Gusta Brown Garrett, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2020) | (ID:59998, Comment)
NoonCTColumbia City Council special called meeting in City Hall | (ID:60008, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Walter H. (Perk) Perkins, 86, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2020) | (ID:59994, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Everett Redell Jewell, Greensburg, KY (1932-2020) | (ID:60004, Comment)

 


























 
 
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