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Farmers Market on the Square growing each Saturday

By Donna Jones

Our Saturday, May 16, 2020 Farmers Market on the Square will have cabbage, broccoli, green onions, eggs, fresh baked bread, local honey, bedding plants and hanging baskets.

I'm sure you can find lots of good items on Saturday from 8am-1pmCT at the corner of Merchant Street and Campbellsville Street in Columbia. We hope you will stop by and shop local. We appreciate all your hard work and the changes that you, the market and vendors have made to remain open. You have done a great job and we know that you will continue to follow guidelines to keep your market safe for your customers and vendors.


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2020-05-15 21:34:04 | Comments | Printable version

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Arrested in Columbia



2020-05-15 - Columbia - Photo from CPD.
Deandra Strange, 28, of Irvin, Kentucky, and Carl Bowser, 38, of Richmond, Kentucky, were placed into custody by the Columbia Police Department and charged with possession of a controlled substance heroin as well as wanton endangerment first degree; both felonies, as well as drug related misdemeanors. At the time of the Officers encounter with Bowser and Strange, there were two children in their custody who were later placed with grandparents. Officer Drew Conn was the arresting Officer, assisted on scene by Officer Evan Burton and Deputy Justin Cross.

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COVID-19 Update: citizens advised to self protect

As state begins to reopen, victims of virus are expected to grow - advice is to avoid being lulled into a false sense of security; remain vigilant and use good judgment.

By Amy Tomlinson - Lake Cumberland District Health Department


In the ten-county LCDHD area as the week comes to a close Friday, May 15, 2020, there are no new deaths to report.

We announced one new case Thursday, an 88-year-old female nursing home resident from Adair County; and six new cases today - two in Pulaski and four in Russell. Today's cases include a 66-year-old male from Pulaski; a 61-year-old male from Pulaski; a 76-year-old male in Russell; a 40-year-old male from Russell; a 33-year-old male from Russell; and, a 62-year-old female from Russell. We have 160 people or 79% of our total cumulative positive cases that have recovered.


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2020-05-15 21:32:48 | Comments | Printable version

Larry Russell Downey, 73, Adair County, KY (1947-2020)

Larry Russell Downey, 73, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:38amCT at his home.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendation and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Columbia Cemetery. Condolences may be made at Larry's obituary on our website (www.grissommartin.com) and we will see the family receives it.


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2020-05-15 21:13:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Found dog near Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs

Small dog found in Russell Springs, KY near Lakeway Drive. Please call Heather Evans at 270.378.5022 to identify.

2020-05-15 21:10:25 | Comments | Printable version

Gracie Vera Hoover Green, 92, Adair County, KY

Gracie Vera Hoover Green, 92, of Columbia, KY died Friday, May 15, 2020 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, KY.

Due to Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear's orders and the CDC, there will be a private service on Monday at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the McClister Cemetery. Bro. Brent Piatt will be officiating.


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2020-05-15 20:28:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

David Dwight Willen, 59, Cumberland County, KY

David Dwight Willen, age 59, of Burkesville, KY passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his residence there.

As ordered by the Governor of Kentucky, and in accordance with the CDC guidelines, all services are private, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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2020-05-15 19:30:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Limited in-person court services starting June 1, 2020

Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy sends this information about Chief Justice Minton’s announcement today to all Kentucky Court of Justice personnel.

By Leigh Anne Hiatt

Frankfort, KY - Two weeks after announcing that the Judicial Branch had formed three task forces to determine how to gradually resume in-person court services, the Supreme Court has released its reopening plan.

"Our priority is to implement a limited, phased reopening that will allow greater access to the courts while keeping court personnel and the public safe through social distancing and other precautions," Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said in an email today to the justices, judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel who serve the Judicial Branch.

Supreme Court Order Expanding Court Operations
Health and Safety Requirements for the Expansion of Operations can be found in Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-39, dated May 15, 2020, and effective June 1, 2020. The directives are extensive and the main points are here:


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2020-05-15 13:23:06 | Comments | Printable version

CPD: Drug arrest on Dahoney Trace

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department responded to a local business on Dahoney Trace on Wednesday afternoon after receiving a call of suspected drug activity.

Upon arrival, Officers encountered a female in the process of overdosing, as well as a male subject later found to be in possession of narcotics.

Adair County EMS was called to the scene. EMS transported the female to TJ Health Columbia for treatment. She was then taken into custody after being medically released.


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2020-05-15 13:20:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

ACPC 21st CCLC Camp Casey - Family Resource Center Summer Learning Program

Ready or Not, Summer Is Coming!!! This is a FREE kit for k-2 students at ACPC. Supplies are limited! Click headline for instructions to sign up.

By Dana Harmon, 21st CCLC-Camp Casey Director
Adair County Primary Center

While our ACPC summer program will not be the same without students on site, we still want everyone to know how important it is to continue learning and growing throughout the summer months.

With the help of MANY community partners, we have created a summer learning kit that will help. Use your 3 R's (Respect, Responsibility and Being Ready to Learn) to be ready for the next school year. Respect yourself and others; be responsible by challenging yourself to be ready to learn something new every day!

This Summer Learning Program will run June 1, 2020, to June 11, 2020, Monday through Thursday (just 8 days), but the learning materials can be used for the entire summer.

Summer Learning kits for K-2 students at ACPC include:


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2020-05-15 13:14:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Coffey family honored by Senate Resolution

On March 26, 2020, Kentucky State Senator David Givens of Greensburg presented a resolution in honor of the Coffey family, honoring Phillip Coffey for his poem, "Foot Soldier," and acknowledging the courageous service of Elroy Coffey during World War II.

A commemorative copy of the resolution is available for download here:
2020-03-SR_14-senate-resolution (PDF)

Video of the presentation is available on the KET website, at the 33 minute mark of Part 2 of the proceedings.

UNOFFICIAL transcript of 20 RS BR 1135:
A RESOLUTION honoring Phillip Coffey and his poem "Foot Soldier," and acknowledging the courageous service of Elroy Coffey during World War II.

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that this body, and all citizens of this great Commonwealth, take time to duly acknowledge the many sacrifices of the Greatest Generation and of the family members who were waiting for those brave soldiers when they returned home from the war; and

WHEREAS, Elroy Coffey, a native of the Keltner community in Adair County, is one such soldier, and on this day his many sacrifices during combat in World War II are rightfully commended, as are those of his cherished wife, Venie, and his four loving children, Roy, Margaret, Deborah, and Phillip; and


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2020-05-15 09:16:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Kaitlyn Cisco, 28, Campbellsville, KY (1991-2020)

Kaitlyn Cisco of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. She was 28 years old.

All services will be held privately, with burial to follow in Chappell Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at parrottramsey.com.


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2020-05-15 07:06:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James E. Antle, 78, Jamestown, KY (1941-2020)

James E. Antle of Jamestown passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 78 years old.

All services will be held privately. Online condolences may be left at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.


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2020-05-15 07:00:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: A silver lining in the new normal

Previous Column: Normal is coming, sometime

By Carol Perkins

I'm getting used to my new normal. Guy does all the grocery shopping (once a week) and I put them away. I cook and he cleans afterward. We both do laundry. (I don't know why we have so many loads!) He lifts, and I point to what needs lifting. "Could you get that down for me?" Then I'll say, "Would you put that back up for me?" He knows if he doesn't help, I will use the step stool, which could result in a broken hip. Then he would have to take care of me, so he had rather do the lifting.

I watch only a few TV shows, and American Idol is one of them. I much prefer the "new" way of doing the show rather than the stage performances with the live audience. Seeing where they live, their families and the down-home talent they bring each week is much more entertaining than the original version of the show. I like seeing Luke, Lionel, and Katy in their surroundings, too.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon were not shows I often watched. I didn't enjoy their monologues, and most guests were promoting something. I found neither very funny, even though their audiences laughed hysterically. Since broadcasting from their homes with constant interruptions from their children or their dogs, the entertainment value of their shows has doubled.


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2020-05-15 06:45:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Kentucky Color: Homeplace Peony

By Billy Joe Fudge
Homeplace Peony so full of grace;
Your empowering waves of delicate lace
Folded and flowing above gray rock wall,
Nodding in ghostly breezes not felt at all
Speak of the unblemished beauty of Eden.
The heart of eternity within you is breathen',
For as it has been it shall remain,
As with wintry cold and spring rain.


2020-05-15 06:37:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Governor's Thursday update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reminded Kentuckians to keep up the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the commonwealth.

"When people write the history about this point in time, they will say the people of America, but specifically the people of Kentucky, came together, did what it took, and protected one another and took on a global pandemic better than we have ever seen anybody do it," the Governor said.

He shared new case information and spoke about the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 and watching for the signs of a new illness some children develop after being infected with the novel coronavirus. He also provided an update on the Team Kentucky Fund and unemployment insurance.


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2020-05-15 06:33:54 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny, high 80, chance of storms

It's currently 65F at the Adair County Mesonet station. A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move through the area this morning. The main threats will be lightning and gusty winds. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight will bring a slight chance of showers between 9pmCT and 11pmCT. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 62F. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected Saturday and Saturday night in a warm, unstable atmosphere. Lightning and locally heavy downpours will be the main threats. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82F. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 63F. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

On Sunday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 84F, but a cold front will bring more thunderstorm chances to the region Sunday and Sunday night. In addition to lightning and locally heavy rain, these storms may produce some strong wind gusts and small hail. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 70% chance of precipitation. The low will be around 61F.


2020-05-15 06:29:09 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 15, 2020

Children brought up well
flourish like dandelions
announcing springtime.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 15 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3167


2020-05-15 06:22:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 15 May 2020

NOTE: Most in-person hearings have been cancelled or rescheduled between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 31, 2020. Instructions if you have a pending court date.

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, May 15, 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: 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


2020-05-15 06:22:24 | Comments | Printable version

Infant Sydnei Lauralei Duvall, Cumberland County, KY

Sydnei Lauralei Duvall, age 1 day, of Burkesville, KY, passed away Monday, May 5, 2020, at Nortons Childrens Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She is survived by her parents, Joshua Lee Duvall and Jessica Ann Scott of Burkesville, Kentucky, siblings, Myleigha Scott of Burkesville, Kentucky, Karon Duvall of Albany, Kentucky, Julia Duvall of Burkesville, Kentucky, Paternal grandmother, Deborah Duvall of Burkesville, Kentucky, paternal grandfather Allen Duvall (& Joan Willen) of Burkesville, Kentucky, maternal grandmother, Jennifer (& David) Vitatoe of Albany, Kentucky.


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2020-05-15 06:19:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Burris, Green County, KY (1933-2020)

Mary Elizabeth Burris of Greensburg, KY departed this life Wednesday May 13, 2020 at the University of Louisville Hospital, having attained the age of eighty-six years, nine months, and twenty-eight days.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and executive order by Kentucky Governor Beshear, the services for Mary Izzie Burris will be conducted privately with Rev. Garnett Wayne Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Tarter's Chapel Cemetery in Adair County.


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2020-05-15 06:13:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 15
Happy Anniversary, Mark and Cindy Anderson Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Neil and Hope Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robert and Sarah Sloan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Grant Whitaker (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew K. Sneed (2002). | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anna Paige Lloyd (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harriet McQuaide Gold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoAnn Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Raymond Keltner (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John W. Arnold | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matt Rogers (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirl Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Bertram. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Glenn (J R ) Kimbler, Jr.,, Adair Co., KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Morris Ray Nunn, Green County, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Clark Shively, Taylor County, KY (1926-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Richard Wimsatt, Clarkson, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Millard L. Allen, Casey Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earlene Richardson, Columbia, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Treber, Russell Springs, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robbin Ray Redmon, Adair County, KY (1962-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Wells Murphy, Cumberland Co., KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymond Keltner, 98, Adair Co., KY (1915-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alvin (Glenn) Scholl, Adair County, KY (1955-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karen Prince, Taylor County, KY (1956-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherman Allen Murphy, 94, Casey County, KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Gina Diane Eldridge, 57, Perry County, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Hall Appleby, 49, Russell County, KY (1966-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Douglas Ford, 70, Summer Shade, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Malline McDonald, Liberty, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Thomas, 84, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank L. Black, Russell County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don Antle, Taylor County, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Margaret Parrott Rogers, 84, Taylor Co., KY native (1925-2010) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTFlags to half-staff today for Peace Officers Memorial Day | (ID:60622, Comment)
7:00amCTAdair County High School SBDM Parent Member Election
Request ballots by email this morning. | (ID:60619, Comment)

 




























 
 
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