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Janiave Black, 81, Casey County, KY (1938-2020)

Janiave Black, age 81, of Dunnville, KY passed away Thursday, March 26 2020. She was born on Sunday, June 26 1938, in Liberty. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be 1pmCT Saturday, March 28 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY. Interment will be in Thomastown Cemetery in Dunnville. Officiating, Bro. Reggie Tipton.


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2020-03-26 20:24:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Daffodil Watch 2020: a field full of them!



2020-03-26 - Wayne County, KY - Photo by Mary Ellis.
Photographer Mary Ellis sent this field bouquet from her trip to work in Wayne County, KY. She writes, "You've had me on a daffodil watch… noticed these just South of Monticello on West KY 90 a few days ago." She said it didn't need to be printed, but it's just too fine a field of the delightful flowers not to share. - LW

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Jackie Melson, 66, Melson Ridge, KY (1953-2020)

Jackie Bunch Melson of the Melson Ridge community passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home. She was 66 years old.

In accordance with Governor Behear's recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, private burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery.

For anyone who would like to leave a condolence message for the family, please go to Jackie's obituary on our website (www.grissommartin.com) and we will see that the family receives it.


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2020-03-26 18:41:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Ruth Pickett Moore, 89, Greensburg, KY (1930-2020)

Ruth Pickett Moore Greensburg passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:12 A.M. at her home. She was 89 years old.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendations and in compliance with CDC, the graveside service will be for closest family members in the Orr Cemetery in Green County

For anyone who would like to leave a condolence message for the family, please go Ruth's obituary on our website (www.grissommartin.com) and we will see that the family receives it.


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2020-03-26 18:34:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY income tax return filing deadline extended to July 15

By Jill Midkiff

Frankfort, KY - At Gov. Andy Beshear's direction, the Kentucky Department of Revenue is extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020.

The move tracks with income tax relief provisions issued March 20 by the federal Internal Revenue Service in response to disruption caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"At a time when we are asking families and businesses to make sacrifices both large and small to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, I am pleased to grant a few extra months to prepare, file and pay state taxes," Gov. Beshear said. "For families that are expecting a refund, please rest assured that our Department of Revenue staff are diligently working, many from their homes, to quickly process returns and get those dollars back in your pockets as soon as possible."


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2020-03-26 18:32:39 | Comments | Printable version

Martha Alice Martin, 98, Liberty, KY (1921-2020)

Martha Alice Martin of Liberty passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 98 years old.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Casey County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Greg Powell officiating. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.


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2020-03-26 18:30:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Turner named to the NAIA All-America Team

By Chris Wells

Reagan Turner, J'Nayah Hall, and DeAsia Outlaw have earned NAIA Division I Women's Basketball honors, NAIA officials announced today.

Turner was selected to the NAIA Second Team All-America team while Hall and Outlaw picked up honorable mention accolades.

Turner becomes just the fifth Blue Raider in the program's history to repeat as an all-American.


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2020-03-26 18:27:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

COVID-19 case has been announced in Taylor County, KY

This first case is alleged to be an employee of the Kroger pharmacy at Green River Shopping Center, Campbellsville.

Information comes from Lake Cumberland District Health Department Director Shawn Crabtree and Taylor County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Dooley that the first case of COVID-19/Coronovirus has been confirmed in Taylor County.

They appeared with leaders of the county, posting each announcement made at both radio stations in Campbellsville, recorded live on Facebook on Ronnie Dooley's page, to quickly spread the word.

The person who has been identified is an employee of Kroger in the pharmacy at Green River Shopping Center. The Health Department is now tracking her contacts.

They are asking people to take the news very seriously and follow the guidelines to avoid becoming infected and/or sharing the germs. They say to:

- Social distancing, six-feet away from another, - Cover your cough, - Don’t go to work if you’re sick, - Don’t touch your face, - No gatherings of any sort, including church services. People are infectious 2 days before symptoms are apparent.


2020-03-26 13:23:19 | Comments | Printable version

J.W. Morrison, 69, Adair Co., KY native (1951-2020)

J.W. Morrison, 69, of Chicago, formerly of Adair County, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Chicago. He was 69 years old.

Mr. Morrison was cremated in Illinois and no services will be held.


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2020-03-26 12:08:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

George Howard Keltner, 88, Columbia, KY (1931-2020)

George Howard Keltner, 88, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his home.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the funeral service will be held for the closest family members and a private burial will be held in Haven Hill Cemetery.

For friends wanting to share in the celebration of Howard's life, the funeral service will be recorded and uploaded for viewing on our website. Also, for anyone who would like to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit Mr. Keltner's obituary on our website (www.grissommartin.com) and we will see that the family receives it.


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2020-03-26 12:04:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

T.J. Regional Health clinics offering Telehealth virtual visits

By Stacey Biggs

T.J. Regional Health clinics are now offering visits via Telehealth, an interactive audio/video system that allows patients to access quality healthcare from the comfort of their own home. Patients who need refills, follow-up appointments, or new consultations with a specialist can call the T.J. Health Pavilion or any T.J. clinic to schedule a virtual visit. These visits are conducted on a smartphone, tablet, or computer with almost no wait time, and they are covered by most insurance plans.

Because HIPAA compliance is a top priority, T.J. Telehealth visits are conducted securely to ensure strict patient privacy and confidentiality.

As part of the visit, the doctor, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant has the ability to order testing such as lab work, x-rays, and other tests if they are urgently needed. Patients can also schedule an in person visit with their provider, if it is deemed emergent or necessary.

T.J. Regional Health staff will be reaching out to patients who already have scheduled appointments to see if a Telehealth visit is appropriate.


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2020-03-26 12:01:10 | Comments | Printable version

Abe Cross says take the LWC gym home with you

Muscles don't start to atrophy until ten days from your last workout, according to Abe Cross, the Director of the Lindsey Wilson Health and Wellness Center, so he advises everyone to just keep going in your home.

"Continue your fitness journey despite the temporary closure of the HWC due to the Coronavirus," he says, "you still can be fit at home without any equipment! Take care and stay safe."

His staff is creating videos that use popular household items to replace weights and weight equipment.

The first video has been uploaded to YouTube at this link to help students, faculty, staff and the community going.


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2020-03-26 09:14:47 | Comments | Printable version

75 years ago: fallen heroes; local events; and a harp of gold

By JIM

As late winter (by the calendar) 1945 segued into early spring, Allied troops had breached the Rhine River and begun the race across Germany to Berlin from the west. The Russian army advanced toward Berlin from the east, and the world listened as Hitler's once-mighty Third Reich began its death rattle.

In the South Pacific, Japan reeled from intensive low-level incendiary bombing attacks on Tokyo and other cities, but still, the war slogged on, perhaps best exemplified by the interminable Battle of Luzon, eight bloody, wearying months of fighting, from early January 1945 until Japan's surrender on August 15th that year.

And, in that long ago March, five Adair Countians gave their lives in defense of the free world:
  • T/5 Ray G. Willis, killed in action in Germany, March 12;
  • T/4 Oliver Eldridge McClister, accidental death in Germany, March 13;
  • Pfc. Forest R. Humphress, killed in action in Germany, March 15;
  • Pfc. Willie Rufus Kerns, killed in action in Germany, March 24;
  • Pfc. Delbert Wayne Harvey, killed in action in Germany, March 26.
(Oliver McClister died when a tire on a downed German aircraft he was helping dismantle exploded and struck him.)

And back in The Shire...


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2020-03-26 09:12:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

EWDC releases February 2020 unemployment report

By Mike Clark/Patrick Harp

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2020 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary February 2020 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from January 2020 and unchanged from the 4.2 percent recorded for the state in February 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February 2020 was 3.5 percent, down from 3.6 percent in January 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Labor force statistics, including the unemployment rate, are based upon estimates from the Current Population Survey of households. The survey is designed to measure trends in the number of people working, and includes jobs in agriculture and individuals who are self-employed.


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2020-03-26 09:05:45 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: $30K in methamphetamine seized at traffic stop

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair County Sheriff's Office has been receiving numerous complaints in the area of Snake Creek of possible drug activity and has been working in the area investigating those complaints.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 9:23pmCT, Deputy Joey Keith initiated a traffic stop on a 2001 Ford car in the area. Roadside investigation led to the belief there were illegal narcotics in the vehicle. As a result a search was conducted.

Deputies recovered 1.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of over $30,000, along with scales, pills, and a large amount of cash. The subject was also found to be in possession of a .380 caliber handgun that was listed as stolen from a neighboring county.


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2020-03-26 09:00:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Drive-in services at Russell Springs Christian Church

By Don & Yvonne Emerson

During this time of "social distancing," Russell Springs Christian Church will feature "drive in" church instead of meeting in the auditorium. This means you drive to church and stay in your car, and dial your radio to 88.7FM. The message will be preached from the back porch, so people can see and also hear it on the car radio.

We also live stream the service on Facebook. Go to rschristianchurch.org and click on the Facebook icon at the top. It will take you to the live streaming service.

Our Sunday morning services feature "deaf interpretation" in American Sign Language for those who cannot hear or have serious hearing difficulty.


2020-03-26 08:19:46 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville meets standards for National Main Street

The Campbellsville Taylor Count Chamber of Commerce reported that the city has "exceeded the highest standards for the National Main Street Center which works to advance the preservation-based revitalization of commercial districts throughout the country."

Director Kristin Davis said, "This is a reflection of the hard work that members of Campbellsville Main Street, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor County, businesses and residents alike have accomplished."


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2020-03-26 07:21:47 | Comments | Printable version

Coronavirus Q&A: What can each of us do?

What can each of us do to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus locally? Answer below is from the Health Department public meeting Wednesday, March 25, 2020:

Q: What needs to be done to reach the best case scenario?
- Social distancing,
- Cover your cough,
- Don’t go to work if you’re sick,
- Don’t touch your face,
- No gatherings of any sort, including church services. People are infectious 2 days before symptoms are apparent.

The LCDHD (Lake Cumberland District Health Department), serving Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, Wayne County Health Centers. Phone 800-722-5725.

There are nine cases of the Coronavirus in the district - five in Pulaski, one in McCreary and three in Wayne County. Contact tracing is being done.


2020-03-26 07:06:58 | Comments | Printable version

Comer: Older Americans Act reauthorized

By Matt Smith

Washington, D.C. - President Trump has signed the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 into law, which prioritizes the delivery of critical services for Kentucky's senior citizens. Congressman James Comer was a lead Republican sponsor of the legislation, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA).


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2020-03-26 06:50:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Sunny today, high 77F

It's currently 44F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 77F. Light south wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 61F and south wind 10 to 14 mph.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers between 8amCT and 2pmCT. Expect a high near 78F, with southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday night should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 63F and south wind 5 to 8 mph.


2020-03-26 06:48:11 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 26, 2020

Stories will be praised
because there is truth in them,
humor and pathos.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 26 March 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3117


2020-03-26 06:44:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 26 Mar 2020

NOTE: Most in-person hearings have been cancelled or rescheduled between Monday, March 16, to Friday, April 10, 2020. Instructions if you have a pending court date.

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, March 26, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 8 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 2 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 11 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 13 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-03-26 06:44:01 | Comments | Printable version

School meals will stop for spring break, 6-10 April 2020

Adair County Schools are continuing to deliver 1,200+ lunch meals and coordinate homework as facilities remain closed and students work from home.

Families will need to make a plan for meals during spring break, however, when the buildings will be closed for the week, April 6-10, 2020.


2020-03-26 06:35:12 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 26
Happy Anniversary, Donna and Mitchell McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Timothy and Lori Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Fletcher (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Freddie Curl | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hall Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Wooten (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Hoots | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayka Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristie Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Seaton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Yates (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roy Wayne Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ruby Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Sharpe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Summer Piercy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Sandidge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wayne Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Oleen Hill, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce (Loy) Hoots, Adair County, KY (1935-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Long, Cumberland Co. KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessie Reeves Aaron, Adair Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Fudge Baker, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Denton-Erlenbush, of Adair Co., KY ancestry (1963_ | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Carol Chapman, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flora Cox Jones, Taylor County, KY, (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Pansy Jackson Arms Blythe, Knob Lick, KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janet M. Gadberry, Russell County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Thompson, Green County, KY (1928-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delpha Stephens, Adair County, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, D. C. Phillips, Taylor County, KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Urias (Deedle) Stephens, Jr., Russell County, KY, (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie Milt (L.M) Blythe, 80, Burkesville, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Pearl Patten, 92, Casey County, KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Richardson, Liberty, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Glyn A. Scott, Green County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iner Edward Jones, Mt. Hermon, KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Barlow Grider, Cumberland Co., KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald (D.A.) Austin, Casey County, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hall E. Johnson Adair County, KY; Cumberland Co. native (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Sanders, Liberty, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Misty Ann Buley, 42, Campbellsville, KY (1974-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coy Turner, 60, Russell County, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Roy Graham, 62, Taylor County, KY (1954-216) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Buck) White, 82, Burkesville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evelyn Sarah (Cooper) Berson, 98, Russell Co., KY (1918-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Ann Shaw Stinson, 43, Edmonton, KY (1973-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Grider, 80, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Wayne Jessie, 73, Columbia, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dallas Ray Holt, 71, Montpelier, Adair County, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlotte Mae (Mason) Luttrell, Casey County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mitchell Marlow, 45, Russell County, KY/Florida native (1973-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Susie Mae Matney Hedgespeth, Green Co., KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Weddle, Casey County, KY (1939-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Della McQueary (March 26, 1914 - Dec. 19, 1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Hare, Taylor County, KY (1941-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.C. Magers, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2009) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy D. Hammond, Adair Co., KY (1968-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orley Absher (1933-2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sam Stapleton (1941-2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Thompson, Metcalfe County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTBirding Program: Learn how to Identify Birds and Their Songs | (ID:60029, Comment)
Birding Program Open to the Public at the Extension Office, Columbia | (ID:60034, Comment)
Telephone town hall with Rep. Comer | (ID:60492, Comment)

 



























 
 
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