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Bailey Reunion cancelled

By Kelvin Bailey

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, current state restrictions, and our desire to keep our loved ones safe, the Bailey Reunion (for descendents of John and Myrtle Bailey) has been cancelled. We encourage all family members to find safe ways to love, enjoy, and take care of each other.


2020-07-24 19:42:31 | Comments | Printable version

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Beverly Jean Gillespie, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2020)



2020-07-24 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo courtesy Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
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Beverly Jean Gillespie, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1951-2020)

Beverly Jean Gillespie of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her residence. She was 69 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT/NoonET on Monday, July 27, 2020, at L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Monday from 11amCT until time for the service at the L. R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.


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2020-07-24 15:24:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

KY 551 to be temporarily closed Tuesday in Adair Co.

By Amber Hale

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 551 will be temporarily closed to through traffic at mile point 1.1 (Butler Branch) as crews perform bridge maintenance on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

The closure will be located between Pelly Lane (KY 901) and Howard Dublin Road/Cundiff Cemetery Road. Traffic will detour via Pelly Lane (KY 901) to Bull Run Road (KY 1323) and reconnect to KY 551.

The closure will be in place starting at approximately 8amCT, and should be reopened by approximately 11amCT.

The date and duration of the closure may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.


2020-07-24 15:20:50 | Comments | Printable version

Unique partnership will commercialize tech innovations

With nearly $1.16 million in funding, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures combines resources from state's public academic institutions, KSTC and KY Innovation to create tech jobs and startups

By Crystal Staley/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear announced today the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV), a new public-private partnership unique in the U.S. that aims to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies.

"We all want to grow Kentucky's tech sector and create the high-paying, knowledge-based jobs that follow. A big part of doing so is turning Kentucky's own academic research and development capabilities into commercially viable products and startups," the Governor said. "By partnering to create Kentucky Commercialization Ventures, we will provide the infrastructure to commercialize our own best ideas, build the commonwealth's tech industry and distinguish Kentucky as a national model in innovation."

KCV brings together the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. (KSTC) and KY Innovation, the state's office for entrepreneurial and small business support. Under recently signed contracts, Kentucky this fiscal year will pay KSTC $755,000 and over the next two fiscal years $200,000 to each of UofL's and UK's research foundations.


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2020-07-24 15:18:00 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Fiscal Court regular called meeting

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4pmCT on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

This meeting will be open to the public. Due to Governor Beshear's Emergency Executive Order, all attending will be required to wear a mask.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-07-24 15:15:06 | Comments | Printable version

Clifton Lewis Jones, 59, Columbia, KY (1960-2020)

Clifton Lewis Jones of Columbia passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at his sister's home. He was 59 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Sunday.


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2020-07-24 15:06:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ina Jean Willis, 89, Columbia, KY (1930-2020)

Ina Jean Willis of Columbia passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Green Hills Rehabilitation in Greensburg after an illness. She was 89 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Columbia Cemetery.


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2020-07-24 15:01:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Also at Sparksville when Kennedy died

Harry Furkins writes:
Mrs. Sally Akin's class at Sparksville Grade Center.
Comments re: Where were you when Kennedy was shot?


2020-07-24 07:28:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Bruce Elden Wilson, 91, Russell Co., KY native (1929-2020)

Bruce Elden Wilson of Morrow, OH died June 29, 2020. He was 91 years old.

A graveside service for Bruce Elden Wilson will be held at 10amCT on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Jamestown Cemetery.


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2020-07-24 07:23:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Asian Longhorn Ticks reported in Metcalfe Co.

Reader Marie Freeman sends a link to an article in the Herald-Leader about reports of Asian Longhorn Ticks in Metcalfe County. The invasive ticks are a concern for pet and livestock owners, because of their ability to rapidly reproduce, and their habit of attacking animals in large numbers.

Article at Kentucky.com: Thousands of these self-cloning ticks have been known to attack animals. They're now in Kentucky.


2020-07-24 07:18:51 | Comments | Printable version

Back to School: In classroom or from a distance?

What we know about Adair County's fall school schedules at this point is that parents and students need to give their decision of the type of attendance they desire as quickly as possible to help plan for the fall.

Calls are being made now for the survey, requesting that families let the school Board know their intentions on or before August 10, 2020. If a family has not been called, they are urged to contact the school central office to let them know the choice as quickly as possible. Survey questions are here, or you can call the School Board at 270-384-2476.

A chart follows, and is also available on the schools website at this link: Differences in Learning Types (PDF), to help students and their families know what choices look like.

Members of staff and faculty are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe. Work is ongoing planning distancing within the rooms, directional plans and much more.

Adair County Schools: NTI, Distance Learning and In-Person Instruction:


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2020-07-24 07:11:06 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: Looking to the Future

Previous Column: No easy answer for parents

By Carol Perkins

I have started to pretend. Having done much of it in my life, I don't have to try very hard. Lately, I've pretended that I rented a condo, went to the beach, sat on the balcony, and felt the breeze from the ocean or the gulf. I read, slept, and relaxed. Then I realized that I could buy a sound machine and do the same thing here: read, sleep, and relax. I've had enough of those to last a lifetime. I need some action. I need the ocean.

I pretended Jon and his family drove all night from Texas so they wouldn't have to stop along the way to stay in a hotel. When they arrived, they filed out the car and rushed to us as if it had been years instead of almost seven months. Seven months is an eternity for grandparents.

After hugs and declarations of how much they had grown, they ate a huge meal with their favorites. Then we sat outside on the patio and talked. Later, Carla and her family arrived from Tennessee and we pretended we were on the summer vacation we used to take. All of this is too risky.

I pretended once that Guy and I were on a cruise.


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2020-07-24 06:58:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

Governor's Thursday update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state's ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

As of 4 p.m. July 23, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 25,147 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 611 of which were newly reported Thursday. Twenty-one new cases were from children age 5 and younger.

"Today is one of the highest days we've had. Let's remember every day with a high number of cases is a day we don't want to have," said Gov. Beshear. "We continue to see hospital systems in the states to our south running out of ICU beds."

Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported seven new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 684 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The deaths reported Thursday include a 60-year-old woman from Casey County; a 49-year-old woman from Fayette County, a 57-year-old woman from Jefferson County; a 64-year-old woman from Knox County; two women, ages 88 and 89, from Ohio County; and a 68-year-old woman from Whitley County.


2020-07-24 06:54:36 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 88F, chance of afteroon storms

It's currently 70F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Areas of fog should clear by 9amCT. It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 88F and a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 68F. Light and variable wind.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Expect a high near 89F. Calm wind.

Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, and an overnight low around 69F. Calm wind.

Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 89F and a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Light south wind.

Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 69F and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.


2020-07-24 06:51:47 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 24, 2020

It is a matter
that concerns only myself,
not acceptable.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 24 July 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3237


2020-07-24 06:47:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 24 Jul 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, July 24, 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: 1 event 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: 111 events Circuit Court. 7 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-07-24 06:45:46 | Comments | Printable version

Charles Irwin Page, 86, Knob Lick, KY

Charles Irwin Page, 86, of Knob Lick, KY passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Edmonton.

Charles was the son of the late Rev. Bruce Page and Maxine Irwin Page Devore. After graduating from high school he joined the United States Army, stationed in San Francisco, California. He served his country for three years, eleven months and twenty-nine days.

Charles took pride in his service to his country and had many stories to share about his adventures. He was a gifted talker and never met a stranger. He loved people and being able to share his experiences in life as well as hearing of theirs. Charles had a great memory and his mind in itself was a history book.


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2020-07-24 05:27:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bountiful Blessings

By Phillip Coffey

Focused with the intensity of a Lottery Scratch-off 'payroll-ee'.
I arise to meet the challenges of another day.
Stumbling to my first cup of coffee of many.
No need for answers, let others reap and pay.

Sipping on my 'Shirley Temple Long Island Tea'
Surrounded by mowers and birds a-singing.
The Lord above providing me with my every need.
My soul is resting - boundless, bountiful blessings.


2020-07-24 04:22:57 | Comments | Printable version

Bedie Bell Smith, 97, Metcalfe County, KY

Bedie Bell Smith age 97 of Edmonton passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton.

She was the daughter of the late William and Jewell Jobe. She was a homemaker and wife of the late Edgar Smith.


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2020-07-24 04:20:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Remembers when JFK was shot as a tiny girl

Mary Elliswrites:
I was knee high to a grasshopper the day JFK died and reluctant to share til I noticed Kerry's account at a very young age. My recollection is like yesterday.

I remember opening the screen door at my mammie's house, walking in and just standing there watching the events unfold on her ole black and white 'square box' tv. Not a sound was being made, other than the special news report.

The outside antenna actually provided a clear picture that day, no snowy reception. It's one of many dramatic events I've stored and kept upstairs a lifetime. - Mary
Comments re: Where were you when Kennedy was shot?


2020-07-24 03:49:45 | Comments | Printable version

CU commencements planned with modifications

The recognition occasion for May and August graduates will be a "come and go" event.

By Joan C. McKinney


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - "It is a time for you to be recognized for your accomplishments and a time for family and friends to cheer you on as you cross the finish line," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said concerning the May and August university graduates.

Carter and his administration have invited the university's May and August graduates to return to campus to participate in an adjusted graduation recognition. The recognition will take place in Ransdell Chapel from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 28. Ransdell Chapel is located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.


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2020-07-24 03:47:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 24
Happy Anniversary, Douglas and Edath Johnson Bradshaw (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Sammy and Tammy Kassem (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Steve and Sarah Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tim and Rhonda Bradshaw (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Ray Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystel M. Stephens (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Oakes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Darin Taylor (1972) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Oakes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donovan Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dyllon Reece Kermeen (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eldon Lane Furkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gina Pittman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Irene Nell (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kingsley E. "Smitty" Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kynadie Brooklyn Hancock (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Laura Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marley Corbin (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha Price Coffey (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Lee Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pat Hodge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie Dykes | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Matt Luttrell, Liberty, KY (1991-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Shell, Hustonville, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila Lynn Burress, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Watson, Columbia, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adell Brown Smith, Russell Springs, KY (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virgie Luttrell, Russell Co., KY (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrew Wright, Jr., Adair Co. KY (1944-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coy Lee Godbey, Russell Springs, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert L. Miller , Mayor of Campbellsville, KY for 33 years (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Brock, Adair Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Aaron Thomas Davis, formerly of Cumberland Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth M. Dunkin, Casey Co., KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lee Cundiff, Adair County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Genola Ripley, Adair County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle Wise, Taylor County, KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Olene Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elnor (Ann) Neat, Dunnville, KY (1922-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Homer Forest Lands, 72, Adair County, KY (1942-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Mary Skaggs, Taylor Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Guy White, Taylor County, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rodney Glen Wethington , 33, Casey Co., KY (1981-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Ray Kibbons, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Ray Kibbons, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Avis Bennett, 81, Russell County, KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ervin Kemp, 61, Russell County, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lou Shepherd, 71, Russell County, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Paul (Bob) Rotschi, 82, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Laverne Henderson Yarberry, Green County, KY (1926-2016 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald David Gray, Cumberland Co., KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Wayne Williams II, Russell County, KY (1979-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Andrea Danielle Melton (Jul 24, 1980 - Feb 19, 2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carlos Coffey, 91, Russell County, KY (1927-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Doyle Waymon, 82, Taylor County, KY (1936-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joan B. Roy (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Howard Dulin, 66, Adair County, KY (1952-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Frances Selby, 94, Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

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