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Billy R. Humphress, 71, Columbia, KY (1948-2020)

Billy R. Humphress of Columbia passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home. He was 71 years old.

Funeral service will be held at NoonCT on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested on Wednesday from 5pmCT to 8pmCT.


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2020-06-23 19:10:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Billy R. Humphress, 71, Columbia, KY (1948-2020)



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Wendell Eugene (Jody) Reliford, 75, Columbia, KY (1945-2020)

Wendell Eugene "Jody" Reliford of Columbia passed away on June 23, 2020 at his residence. He was 75 years old.

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Haven Hill Cemetery.


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2020-06-23 19:05:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACPC special called SBDM Council meeting

By Debbie Bradshaw, Principal
Adair County Primary Center

The Adair County Primary Center Site Based Decision Making Council has a special called virtual meeting at 5pmCT on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

The link for the meeting is meet.google.com/ohq-tccb-ikf.


2020-06-23 18:56:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Governor's Tuesday update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state's actions to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

"We have made the changes in our daily lives, all in order keep our fellow Kentuckians safe from this deadly disease," Gov. Beshear said. "I see the sacrifices being made by so many and I've never been more proud to be your Governor. It's not only the compassionate thing to do, it's also letting us reopen our economy without the problems we're seeing in other states that threaten to reverse such efforts."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. June 23, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 14,141 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 315 of which were newly reported Tuesday.


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2020-06-23 18:53:32 | Comments | Printable version

John Parker Gwinn, 32, Burkesville, KY (1987-2020)

John Parker Gwinn of Burkesville passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital. He was 32 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 6pmCT on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with cremation to follow the service.

Visitation will be on from 3pmCT until service time at 6pmCT on Wednesday, June 24 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


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2020-06-23 16:53:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY AOT Program receives $4M grant

Funding will benefit 192 people with serious mental illnesses

By Susan Dunlap

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) received a federal commitment of $4 million in grant funding that will enhance outpatient treatment services for people with serious mental illness (SMI).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation, awarded the grant to fund Kentucky Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs in four regions of the state. AOT will serve a small SMI population in need of high-impact behavioral health services, such as people recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital who are not likely to engage voluntarily in ongoing care.

AOT is expected to serve 192 people and will be implemented in regions served by two state-owned psychiatric hospitals, Central State and Western State. This includes counties served by the Seven Counties, Communicare, River Valley and Pennyroyal Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs). The grant will make $1 million available annually for four years.


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2020-06-23 16:48:44 | Comments | Printable version

A note if you travel to Monroe Co. regularly

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - A project to construct the permanent intersection of the new Tompkinsville Bypass and KY 163 Celina Road in Monroe County will create a long-term closure on KY 163 Celina Road. The closure is expected to begin July 7, 2020, and to last for approximately two months.

The closure will be between KY 3144 Capp Harlan Road to near mile point 7 just south of Clark Estates Road. A signed detour using KY 3144 Capp Harlan Road and a section of the new bypass road will be in place.

Large trucks and farm equipment should seek an alternate route if possible. The entire bypass road is expected to open by the end of the year.

Additional information is available here http://transportation.ky.gov.



2020-06-23 16:46:33 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Crib or crab spider?

Marie Freeman writes:
I was curious if writer meant to say crib or crab spider? I believe they meant to say crab spider :-) Perhaps a typo?
Comments re: Letter: Spider


2020-06-23 15:19:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Janice Grace Andrew, 74, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2020)

Janice Grace Andrew of Russell Springs passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the Russell County Hospital. She was 74 years old.

The funeral service for Janice Grace Andrew will be held at 11amCT on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. David Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Russell County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 9amCT to 11amCT on Friday at funeral home.


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2020-06-23 15:17:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Public Notice: Fire Dues (Updated June 23, 2020)

From Donald Hare

To property owners who own property in the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department jurisdiction. The Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department will be accepting fire dues through property tax bills beginning October 1st, 2020.

Please do not mail your fire dues directly to the fire department. Fire dues for residential and commercial properties are $ 25.00 per deed with a cap of 3 deeds ($75.00). Non-Membership fire runs are $500.00. A letter from the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department will be mailed to all taxpayers that don't receive a bill due to homestead or disability exemption.


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2020-06-23 15:04:04 | Comments | Printable version

City Council to hold first of two called meetings

Agenda, special called meeting
Columbia City Council
June 24, 2020

Call to order; special called meeting of the columbia city council Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5pmCT in City Hall.

Per recommendation of the CDC and Social Distancing Requirements, the Columbia City Council Meeting will not be open to the public but will be held as a special video teleconferencing meeting. The Columbia City Council and designated staff will participate by a video teleconferencing system where the meeting will be broadcast to the public. Any interruption in the video or audio broadcast at any location shall result in the suspension of the meeting until the broadcast is restored.


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2020-06-23 12:24:56 | Comments | Printable version

Prayers for Richard Lee Walker

Former County Judge Executive Richard Lee Walker is hospitalized on this Election Day. It's hard not to think of him and his lifetime of work in Adair County as we go in and out of the Annex which was built during his years of leadership.

Please keep him in thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.


2020-06-23 12:13:31 | Comments | Printable version

Vote in person or mail ballot with today's postmark

By Linda Waggener

Itís a beautiful morning to be in downtown Columbia, Kentucky. The temperature is mild in warm sunshine and the aromas of burgers, french fries, and fajitas float by on a gentle breeze.

Itís 10:23amCT, Primary Election Day 2020, with over 1,000 mail-in votes already counted and in-person voting flowing smoothly at the Adair County Courthouse Annex.

Vote in person today or mail ballot with today's postmark. Mail in votes postmarked today will continue to be counted until June 27, 2020.

There is plenty of parking. Election officers and staff have moved out of their parking spaces to make room for voters to enter through the back door of the Courthouse Annex if itís more convenient. That means thereís parking for voters in the front, back and to the side.

Election workers and Deputies are stationed at each entrance to help with directions. For those with disabilities, drivers can pull up to the Greensburg Street doors for assistance and a totally step-free path to voting.

The Primary Election vote will be officially certified June 30, 2020.


2020-06-23 12:05:27 | Comments | Printable version

Ollie Pearl England Branstetter, 92, Summer Shade, KY (1927-2020)

Ollie Pearl England Branstetter of Glasgow passed away peacefully Sunday, June 21st, 2020, at her residence following an illness. She was 92 years old.

A private family service will be conducted.


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2020-06-23 09:27:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Tracy Daniels, 58, Burkesville, KY (1962-2020)

Mr. William Tracy Daniels of Burkesville passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY. He was 58 years old.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2pmCT on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main St, Burkesville, KY, with Bro Gary Cash officiating. Burial will follow in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville, KY.

The family will receive friends from NoonCT on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, until the funeral hour on Wednesday at 2pmCT.


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2020-06-23 09:23:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Stevie W. York, 60, Jamestown, KY (1959-2020)

Stevie York of Jamestown passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at Russell County Hospital. He was 60 years old.

Funeral Services will be held privately, due to Covid 19 regulations, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Jessie Jewell officiating. Interment will follow at Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, KY.

A walk through visitation will be held from 5pmCT to 7pmCT on Wednesday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.


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2020-06-23 09:19:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Spider

Lance D. Bean writes:
Crib spider, they change color to whatever they are on.
Comments re: Albino spider in the garden


2020-06-23 08:45:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Report voting irregularities to hotline on Election Day

Complaints made to the hotline can be tracked by visiting ag.ky.gov.

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - - Attorney General Daniel Cameron today reminded Kentuckians that suspected election law violations and voting irregularities should be reported to the Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE.

"Our Election Fraud Hotline is set up to provide an easy, quick way for Kentuckians to report complaints of suspected election law violations," said Attorney General Cameron. "We encourage anyone who encounters a violation leading up to the election, on election day, or after to report it immediately by calling 1-800-328-VOTE."

The hotline is currently active, and calls will be answered live from 6amET to 7pmET on election day.


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2020-06-23 07:18:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Recycling III: If not here, where to take it?

There are other regional drop-off locations for items like glass and styrofoam, that are not accepted by the Adair County Recycling Center. It is important to recycle long-lasting materials like glass, styrofoam, and plastics, because they take hundreds of years to decompose...

By Rebecca Montgomery


For a dedicated recycler, items that are not accepted at the Adair County Recycling Center can be taken to other regional recycling facilities instead.

Pulaski County accepts glass drop-off at their facility located at 218 KY-80 BUS in Somerset, and Glasgow's landfill at 400 Glen Garry Rd has a recycling center where recyclables, including glass, can be dropped off for free. Clean styrofoam from food packages, egg cartons, and packing peanuts can be taken to a foam drop-off in Horse Cave, at 975 South Dixie Highway (this drop-off is temporarily closed due to the pandemic).


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2020-06-23 06:29:47 | Comments | Printable version

Governor: New guidance for venues next week

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky's commissioner of public health, spoke on Monday about updated guidance beginning next week for many venues, including restaurants and bars. The new guidance also covers wedding venues and gatherings of 50 or fewer people.

"Next Monday, just about everything in the commonwealth will be open, from bars, wedding venues, public pools and even Kentucky Kingdom," the Governor said. "It has been a long road dealing with this virus. But by following medical guidelines we have gone from a time when our cases were doubling every week, to a point where we are safely beginning to reopen businesses and our economy."

Beginning June 29, people can begin gathering in groups of 50 or fewer people. Adherence to rules on social distancing, mask use and sanitation remains critically important, and people in more vulnerable categories should continue to avoid such gatherings.


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2020-06-23 06:27:19 | Comments | Printable version

Reminder: Email, phone, and text are not KY voting methods

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Daniel Cameron together with Secretary of State Michael Adams alerted Kentuckians to a new election-related scam encouraging voters to cast their votes in the primary election by email, phone, or text, which are not legal voting methods in Kentucky. Voters may receive a call from a scammer asking them to vote using one of these fraudulent methods. In some cases, the scammers may require a voter to provide his or her personal or financial information in order to cast a vote.

Attorney General Cameron reported that his office's Election Fraud Hotline has received complaints from Kentucky voters about this type of voting scam, and the office is currently investigating the complaints.

"It's important for Kentuckians to be on guard against voting scams during the primary season and never provide your personal or financial information to an unknown source," said Attorney General Cameron. "We encourage anyone who encounters a potential voting scam to report it immediately to our Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE."


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2020-06-23 06:24:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 23, 2020

Burn private writings
rather than let them be read
by uncaring eyes.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 23 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3206


2020-06-23 06:17:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Letter: Photo of the Kolbenschlag men (and me)

George Kolbenschlag writes:
It's an incredible blessing to know you are loved by three good sons, and to be able to love them back. Thanks guys. --George
Comments re: Happy Fathers Day, George K!


2020-06-23 06:12:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Cloudy then clearing today, chance of storms, high 82F

It's currently 69F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be cloudy today, then gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 82F. There's a 50% chance of precipiation, with the possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 61F and west wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81F and calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Wednesday night should be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 59f and calm wind.


2020-06-23 06:10:44 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Tue 23 Jun 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 98 events Circuit Court. 3 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. 4 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 36 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 9 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-06-23 06:07:30 | Comments | Printable version

David Calhoun, age 65, Green County, KY

David Calhoun, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be 12noonET Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Campbell-Fisher Funeral Home in Lebanon, KY. Burial will follow in the Ryder Cemetery in Lebanon.


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2020-06-23 00:45:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 23
Happy Anniversary, Charles and Carol Shirley (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gary and Jennifer Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Melanie Ollery (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anabel Suzanne Marie York. (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darron Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Estelle Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gabriel Aaron Davenport (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JoEllen Lemmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnny Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josie Layne Cox (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda K. Johnson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcella Brown | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nathan Wendry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paula Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Isaac Neat (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Susan Nokes (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
In M)emory Birthday, Charles W. Dudgeon, Taylor Co., KY native (1936 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob Caudill, Casey Co. native (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Baker Rodgers, Columbia, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diane Lobb Brown, Greensburg, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Scott, Adair Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Jones Lee, Taylor Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. R.C. Milby, Green Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gloyce G. Parker, Adair County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Sue Hancock, Greensburg, KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Rattliff, Green County, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertha Carman Russell Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephanie Kaye Bell, 3 mos., Russell Co., KY (d. Sept. 30, 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Brock, 55, Columbia, KY (1958-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattigene Gaskin, Russell County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alene F. Kelsay, 84, Adair Co., KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elder Kenneth Hammond, 91, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosemary Galbreath, 54, Russell Co., KY (1963-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Houk, 75, Green County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Ervin Gentry, Taylor County, KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Leeangelica Nicole Skaggs, 30, Taylor Co., KY (1987-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Murrell (Red) Corbin, Cumberland Co., KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Isacc (K.I.) Riddle, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland Co. native (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gentlev Groce Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Jean Sayers, Russell County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob Acree (1938-1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patsy N. Squires Keltner, 79, Green Co., KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTElection Day - vote until 6pmCT in the 2020 Primary Election! | (ID:60691, Comment)
Adair Co. Clerk's Office Closure for Election Day
The Adair County Clerk's Office will be closed on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 for anything pertaining to vehicles, due to the June 23, 2020 Primary Election. | (ID:60717, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:60712, Comment)

 



























 
 
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