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Letter: Thanks and Suggestion for Walmart

Maury Lewis writes:
I want to say thank you Walmart people for trying to keep us safe but I would like to make some suggestions. The arrows on the floor need to be in bright colors and bigger. When we shop we are looking up to see what aisle we need to go on and the blue arrows on the floor just seem to blend in with every thing else that is blue in the store. They need to STAND OUT. Again thanks for helping us. --Maury E Lewis


2020-04-07 19:28:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Scenic Adair County: Looking over downtown Columbia



2020-04-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Eventide - looking over downtown Columbia as day changes to evening from the Lindsey Wilson College campus.

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Members of LWC Cycling earn USA Cycling Academic honors

By Christopher Coombs

Seven members of the Lindsey Wilson cycling team were selected to the USA Cycling Academic All-Stars list for their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the track.

Amani Rawls, Sumi Yuki, Elida Beeman, Kori Gilbert, Noelle Vidak, Tiffany Molesi and Cade Estes each collected the national academic honor.

To be named to the Academic All-Star list, class athletes must compete at one of the USA Cycling National Championships and have a term GPA of at least 3.5. The class of students contains 106 athletes, all of whom competed in at least one, Fall Semester, USA Cycling Collegiate National Championship while maintaining a high academic standard. Many of the riders in this class of All-Stars achieved podium finishes in the process.


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2020-04-07 17:55:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

CPD: Drug arrest at local motel

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Officers with the Columbia Police Department utilized a K-9 unit early Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020, to locate and make an arrest for drug activity at a local motel, after the Adair County Sheriff's Office had arrested a Tennessee man for drug charges on South 55.

The investigation began after a male subject who was taken into custody by Deputy Josh Durbin mentioned that he and his girlfriend were staying at Best Western in Columbia. Officers did not know which room subjects where staying in, however K-9 unit Annie and her handler Officer Kevin Atwood did a walk through around the exterior of the building before alerting on a second-story door.

Officers made contact with a female and gained consent to search the room. Search yielded findings of suspected methamphetamine as well as a small amount of suboxone.


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2020-04-07 17:49:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, Adair County, KY (1936-2020)

Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, of Columbia, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10:30pmCT.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery. For anyone who would like to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit Mrs. Rodgers' obituary on our website - www.grissommartin.com - and we will see that the family receives it.


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2020-04-07 16:00:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Day of prayer and fasting encouraged for Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020

June Parson asked media to share the message that Christians can set aside Wednesday, April 8, 2020 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting.

Scriptures:
2 Chronicle 7:14: "If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Psalm 91: A prayer of protection.

Please join fellow believers to Pray for:


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2020-04-07 15:58:04 | Comments | Printable version

Love Jackson, 93, Adair County, KY native (1926-2020)

Love C. Jackson, 93, of Louisville, Kentucky, died Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Louisville.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Lasley Cemetery

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


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2020-04-07 15:48:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Darrell K. Thurman, 80, Burkesville, KY (1939-2020)

Mr. Darrell K. Thurman of Burkesville passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at his residence in Burkesville, Kentucky. He was 80 years old.

As ordered by the Governor of Kentucky, and in accordance with the CDC guidelines, all services will be private, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burial will be in the Rose of Sharon Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. After the pandemic is over and it's safe to congregate again, the family will announce a memorial service at Rose of Sharon United Methodist Church. Norris-New Funeral Home encourages you to send the family a condolence via their website: norris-new.com.


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2020-04-07 14:41:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

County Offices closed for Good Friday

By Bridget Compton

The following offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020, for the observance of Good Friday:
  • Adair County Judge's Office
  • Adair County Road Department
  • Green River Animal Shelter
While Judge Cowan will still be monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our area, we encourage everyone to spend time this Easter Weekend with your family while observing social distancing.


2020-04-07 14:35:34 | Comments | Printable version

Living Last Supper online at Trinity UMC

By Phyllis Burris

Trinity United Methodist Church will be presenting their 2019 program, "The Living Last Supper" on their Facebook page, Trinityumccolumbiaky, and also on their webpage, trinityumccolumbia.org, at 6:30pmCT on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

You are encouraged to stay safe at home and watch this touching presentation.



2020-04-07 14:28:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee Meeting

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY on at 8:30amCT on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

This meeting will not be open to the public due to the COVID19 Executive Order Governor Beshear put into effect but will be live streamed on Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook page live.


2020-04-07 14:26:09 | Comments | Printable version

Joseph Osbert Twyford, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2020)

Joseph Osbert Twyford of Russell Springs passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 a the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown. He was 88 years old.

All services will be held privately. Online condolences at bernardfuneralhome.


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2020-04-07 12:23:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Food pantry suspended at Trinity UMC

By Phyllis Burris

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Trinity UMC will not be having the food pantry in the month of April as was previously scheduled. When these restrictions are lifted, it will be rescheduled.


2020-04-07 12:21:08 | Comments | Printable version

Postcards from LWC: Jelena Lazovic

By Dakota Smith
International Student Programs (ISP)/Lindsey Wilson College

Hello Adair County! Meet Jelena Lazovic. Jelena is from Pancevo, Serbia, and she will be a sophomore in the 2020-2021 school year. Something special about Jelena is that she has freckles on her irises! When asked what she loved most about her first year at LWC, she said, "I definitely love the connection I have made with my international friends. I'd never thought that after only a few months I'd make friendships that will last for years."

Next year, she hopes to take a trip with her friends. Something she loves about ISP is she loves the way that ISP embraces their cultures, connecting people, and making them feel special.


2020-04-07 12:16:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

American Farmland Trust COVID-19 Grants

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles wants Kentucky farmers to be aware of cash grants up to $1,000 available from the American Farmland Trust (AFT) to help weather potential market disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"American Farmland Trust says it best: 'No farms, no food,'" Commissioner Quarles said. "I want to praise this organization for launching a Farmer Relief Fund to provide another way for farmers to keep whole during the COVID-19 pandemic. I encourage Kentucky producers to see if they qualify for the grants and urge Kentuckians to locate producers they can support at kyproud.com."

The Farmer Relief Fund program details can be found at www.farmland.org/relief.

Initially, eligible applicants include small and mid-size direct-market producers. These are defined as producers with annual gross revenue of between $10,000 and $1 million from sales at farmers' markets and/or direct sales to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or makers who use farm products.


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2020-04-07 10:17:30 | Comments | Printable version

Chaplain named for Columbia City Police

Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots and Columbia City Police Chief Jason Cross announce that a chaplain has been named for the Columbia City Police.

Godfrey Jackson of Columbia, who has recently entered a call to ministry, will be serving the City of Columbia in the chaplain capacity.

"We appreciate the service of Jackson in volunteering for this position," said Mayor Hoots. "This is timely considering what is currently occurring in reference to the pandemic."

Jackson will be immediately available to the Columbia City Police Department; with a more formal announcement and presentation to be made later.


2020-04-07 10:15:51 | Comments | Printable version

No April meeting for CAUD Board

By Jennifer Carter

Columbia/Adair Utilities District will not hold their April Board Meeting to comply with regulations set forth by the Governor of Kentucky to not have any public gatherings.


2020-04-07 09:09:09 | Comments | Printable version

Comer asks USDA to expedite relief for KY cattle producers

By Matt Smith/Michelle Bowling

Washington, D.C. - In the wake of tremendous market volatility due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Congressman James Comer (KY-1) recently sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that the agency expedite assistance to Kentucky's cattle producers suffering from the current economic downturn.

"While I recognize that multiple commodities are facing unprecedented challenges amid the recent economic downturn, there is an immediate and critical need for our cattle producers," Congressman Comer wrote.

With passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act, Congress appropriated needed funding for USDA to use to provide relief for American farmers and ranchers, including cattle producers. Specifically, Comer requested that the cow/calf and stocker sectors be considered for aid in response to the continued pricing challenges facing agriculture.


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2020-04-07 09:07:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

First Adair Co. death from COVID-19

By Gale B. Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

It is with a heavy heart this morning that I have to report Adair County's first death related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. I received a call around 8:30 this morning from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department reporting that one patient who was a resident at Summit Manor Nursing Home, but was in the hospital, had passed away during the night with complications from the virus.

The staff at Summit Manor is working closely with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department to take every step possible to protect the staff and patients at Summit Manor.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family during this time. I ask that everyone respect the privacy of the family members of these patients.

We can't stress enough the importance of staying home during this time. I know it's hard, but we need to remember, the quicker we do what is asked of us, and stay home unless it's an absolute necessity, the quicker this will be over.

Continue to pray for these patients, our front line workers, and our community.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


2020-04-07 09:01:41 | Comments | Printable version

Rogers family has cloth to donate for masks

Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Rogers of Columbia would like to donate a collection of 40-50 cloth dinner napkins and other fabrics to any group making face masks in the fight against the Coronavirus.

Dinner napkins were recommended in newscasts as among the strongest fabrics to use in making the health masks.

If anyone would like them, call and they will make arrangements to set the fabric out where it can be picked up, 270-384-5069.


2020-04-07 08:50:49 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear issues urgent call for PPE donations

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday made a call to action for any person, organization or business that can donate more personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

"I know we still have more PPE out there, and we need it. This is a call to action, and you all have responded, but I know there's more," the Governor said.

Gov. Beshear and others have said latex-free gloves, gowns and N95 and surgical masks remain in tight supply. He said his administration is making constant efforts to purchase more PPE, but has faced significant challenges.

"Almost every lead we get is like going down a rabbit hole, or it is diverted by the federal government or to a different place," the Governor said.

A new hotline (1-833-GIVE PPE) and website (giveppe.ky.gov) have streamlined the entire donation process. In addition, PPE donations now are being accepted at all 16 Kentucky State Police posts across the commonwealth and at Transportation Cabinet offices in Louisville and Lexington.


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2020-04-07 06:27:24 | Comments | Printable version

Partly sunny today, high 78F

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 78F. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 62F and a 20 percent chance of showers after 4amCT. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Wednesday will start cloudy, then gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 77F. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. There is a 20% chance of showers, with the possibility of a thunderstorm.

A round of strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning as another cold front moves through the region. Heavy rainfall, gusty winds, hail, and cloud to ground lightning will be possible with these storms. Expect an overnight low around 49F.


2020-04-07 06:22:16 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 7, 2020

Love that never stops
may be altered by events
and change direction.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 7 April 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3129


2020-04-07 06:14:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 7 Apr 2020

NOTE: Most in-person hearings have been cancelled or rescheduled between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 1, 2020. Instructions if you have a pending court date.

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-04-07 06:14:18 | Comments | Printable version

Fourth case of COVID-19 announced in Adair County

By Gale Cowan, Adair County Judge Executive

I have just been notified by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department that Adair County now has 4 confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The 4th case is a resident of Summit Manor and was hospitalized last week as a precaution. Of the four cases, three are hospitalized and one is home isolated.

I ask that everyone please continue to keep the patients, their families, and our community in your thoughts and prayers.

Please continue to stay home unless you must be out.


2020-04-07 06:02:51 | Comments | Printable version

Herbert Brower, 75, Russell County, KY (1945-2020)

Herbert C. Brower, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Russell County Hospital.

Services are private.


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2020-04-07 05:56:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 7
Happy Anniversary, David and Teresa Giles (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jonathan and Peggy Conover (2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony E. and Relda R. Kerr | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tressie & Ricky Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bessie Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carson Dwayne Hadley (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Marcum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug York | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elayna Marie Keltner (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erica Higginbotham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joann Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randall Banks | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Hill | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trudy Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday. Jazlyn Rich Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Pennington, Mannsville, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Finn Golden Adair Co., KY native (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patty Bell, Russell Springs, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Woodrick, Adair Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Kate Staten, Adair Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Lee Roberts, Casey Co., KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alterene Keltner, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Mae Moss Janes, Greensburg, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elean Brown, 84, Russell Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Wilbert, Adair County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessica Lee Watson, Taylor County, KY (1988-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Roberts, Casey Co., KY (1941 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Wesley Newcomb, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Reynolds Hedgespeth, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dulcie M. Russell, Casey County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Freeman (Jim) Curry, Taylor Co., KY, Green Co., KY native (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lura Coulter, Russell County, KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Eugene (Pete) Alfrey, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha (Marty) Elizabeth Roach, Green Co., KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Micah S. Beard, 63, Casey Co., KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Nelson, 78, Buffalo, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Redmon, 96, Adair Co., KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Luttrell, 32, Casey County, KY (1984-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Riddle, 86, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Cochran, 74, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Altarene Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine Wheeler, Taylor Co., KY (1941) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Grider (1948-1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. John Charles Hedrick, Jr., Campbellsville, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fern J. Austin, Casey Co., KY (1929-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella Christine Akers Underwood, Green Co., KY, Adair Co. native (1953-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:20amCTDr. Wesley Roberts recital at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel | (ID:58630, Comment)
NoonCTTake the Journey to the Cross - Drive from point to point during Holy Week | (ID:60508, Comment)

 



























 
 
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