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William Newcomb, 88, Taylor County, KY (1931-2020)

William Newcomb was born July 21, 1931 in Campbellsville, Kentucky to the late Joseph Oliver and Elma Ford Newcomb. He departed this life Friday, May 15, 2020, having attained the age of eighty-eight years, nine months and twenty-four months.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and executive order by Kentucky Governor Beshear, there will be a private graveside service with Military Honors conducted for William Newcomb at Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in Campbellsville.

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2020-05-16 20:25:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Mowing season

2020-05-16 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Mowing season is well underway this spring 2020.

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ACHS Class of 2020 Commencement Exercises

By Chad Parnell, Assistant Principal
Adair County High School

The Adair County High School Class of 2020 will hold its commencement exercises, by appointment, May 20-22, 2020, in the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium.

Each senior who is participating in the graduation ceremony will be allowed to have up to six family members accompany them. Seniors and their family should arrive at the back of the ACHS gym 15 minutes prior to their appointment time, remain in their cars, and wait for instructions. While in the gym, face masks must be worn. Masks may be cloth, handmade, or even a bandanna style. Masks will not be provided.

The class of 2020 is made up of 184 students. One hundred five students in the class have achieved a Latin honor academic recognition. Twenty-nine students have earned a Summa Cum Laude designation (weighted GPA of 4.0 or greater), 33 students have earned a Magna Cum Laude designation (weighted GPA of 3.5 to 3.99), and 43 students have earned a Cum Laude designation (weighted GPA of 3.0 to 3.49).

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2020-05-16 11:49:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LCDHD Guidance for Houses of Worship

As places of worship have been added to Kentucky's Healthy at Work plans for reopening, the health department has added updated guidance for churches who are considering adding in-person gatherings.

In the May 13, 2020, Weekly Media Briefing, LCDHD Environmental Director Stuart Spillman said that Lake Cumberland District Health Department and the Kentucky Department for Public Health "still would recommend that churches meet alternatively, such as over internet or by doing drive-in services," as the best way to keep members healthy and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

He continued, "If churches are to get together inside the building then we need to make sure that people are social distancing and following recommended guidelines."

LCDHD recommended practices for churches is available here: Guidance-for-Places-of-Worship (PDF).

Social Distancing:

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2020-05-16 10:15:44 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday: Compassion and resilience

Some state parks to reopen June 1, but Lake Cumberland State Resort Park to remain closed, so that it is available for temporary housing for low-acuity patients.

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday said Kentuckians are defeating the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) with compassion and resilience.

"Let's remember to keep reaching out to one another, asking how others are doing and if they need help," Gov. Beshear encouraged Kentuckians yesterday. "One of the reasons that we're here today in a better position than most is because we truly care about each other."

Friday, the Governor shared updates regarding the state's fight against COVID-19 and the gradual reopening of the state's economy, including the reopening of tourism and guidance for more businesses.

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2020-05-16 09:37:30 | Comments | Printable version

A trip to Bowling Green, 1930


It's easy to take for granted the comforts of modern vehicles and the convenience of good roads. For example, a trip from Columbia to Bowling Green these days takes an hour or thereabout. Making the trek in a howling winter wind? Crank up the heater! Travelling in the sweltering dog days of August? Boy-oh-boy, does that blast of cool, dry air feel good!

This came to mind by way of a chance viewing of an early 1930 sports entry in the Adair County News. It seems the lads of the Lindsey-Wilson hoops and hardwood team had recently gone on a two-game road trip with the first stop in Bowling Green.

Reported The News in the January 30 edition (italics added for emphasis),
"The L.W.C. basketball team left here last Friday morning for Bowling Green, where they played the Western State Normal Squad Freshman that night. They were defeated by the Normal team 34 to 22, which is not surprising in view of the fact that the Lindsey boys had spent most of the day driving through bitter cold over ice covered roads, arriving in Bowling Green thoroughly exhausted a short time before the game."

2020-05-16 09:31:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

New Egypt Christian Church Schedule

By W. M. Feese, Jr.

The Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY, will be open for an in-person worship service at 6:30pmCT on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Members and friends are invited to participate in a service of praise and worship featuring music and a sermon by Pastor Paul Patton.

Beginning on Sunday, May 24, 2020, there will be two morning worship services, one at 9:30amCT and the other at 10:45amCT. The 10:45 service will be streaming live to benefit those who choose not to attend the public service and the many shut-ins and friends who regularly listen.

Safe practices will be followed at all services as we attempt to curb the spread of the corona virus.

2020-05-16 09:27:39 | Comments | Printable version

Bridge work complete on LBN Cumberland Parkway

By Wes Watt

Bridge rehabilitation along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Metcalfe County is complete. The lane closure and width restriction have been taken down.

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Adair County Primary Center SBDM Council meeting

By Debbie Bradshaw, Principal
Adair County Primary Center

The Adair County Primary Center SBDM Council will hold a special called meeting virtually at 5pmCT on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to discuss positions. The meeting link is:

2020-05-16 07:09:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 16, 2020

To do as one likes
on special day once a year
gives sense of freedom.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 16 May 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3168

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 16
Happy Anniversary, Charlie & Fern Roy (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lonnie & Connie DeVore (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ray & Patti Fluhr | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Troy & Stephanie Long (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abby Royse | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Sue Jasper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bill Julian | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandy Thompson (1982) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Calvin Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Hensley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Froedge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Taylor (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gene Dale Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hope Cross (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Steven Willis (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, J.B. Morgan (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jack Morgan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JB Morgan (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kim Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicholas Taylor (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Turner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelley Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, twins Nicholas and Emily Taylor (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Stephens Irvin, Russell County, KY (1943-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Allen Acree, Columbia, KY native (1972-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Gerald Elmore, Kings Mountain, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carrie Richeson Matherly, Taylor Co., KY (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Rutledge Grinstead, Metcalfe Co., KY native (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, June Grammes Butler Kemper Waukesha, WI (1934-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl David Owens, Glasgow, KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delsie Campbell, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Frances Wade Russell Springs, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dora Dean Atwood, Liberty, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Cash, Burkesville, KY (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie (Elgin) Price, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonis Taylor, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lillie Rector, 91, Russell Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Romines, Adair County, KY (1955) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Michael Hardin, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1950-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Essie Irene Atwell Froggett, Green Co., KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Albie L. Crawley Scott, 95, Cumberland Co., KY (1920-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene West, 71, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy David Richards, 71, Russell Co., KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Sue Blythe Grider, 66, Burkesville, KY (1949-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacqueline McAnelly, 65, Liberty, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Malone Harmon, Warren Co., KY/Taylor Co. native (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Sue Compton, 67, Adair County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew Chadwell, 66, Adair County, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Rondal Scott, Cumberland Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack Bolin Morgan, Adair County, KY (1933-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon D. Branham, Burkesville, KY (1963-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020
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11:00amCTDrive-thru visitation for Regina French, 88, Columbia, KY (1932-2020) | (ID:60620, Comment)


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