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Gov. Beshear annouces another new 2nd highest day

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday, once again, announced the second-highest single-day total of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Kentucky.

"Today's numbers continue a concerning increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in our commonwealth," said Gov. Beshear. "We expect to take additional steps next week if the case numbers don't stabilize."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. July 25, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 26,764 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 836 of which were newly reported Saturday. Twenty-two new cases were from children ages 5 and younger.

"Yesterday, there were more than 74,000 new cases and more than 1,000 deaths reported across the country," said Gov. Beshear. "We know how to control this virus. We've seen states like New York - which had hospitals overflowing with sick patients in March and April - now reporting a positivity rate of 1% or less. If they can do it, we can do it. But we have to work together, stay smart and wear face coverings."


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2020-07-25 15:28:51 | Comments | Printable version

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Russell County's Warm Welcome



2020-07-25 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Larry J. Smith, General Manager, The Big Dawg, FM 99.9 radio.
Larry writes, "Sitting on highway 55 on the Adair/Russell County line is a very nice sign with a warm welcome to Russell County. The picture says it all."

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CPD: Pursuit leads to multiple charges

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department responded to a residence on West Barbee Street Friday night, July 24, 2020, just after 6:30pmCT. The call ultimately led to a vehicle pursuit and multiple charges for two individuals.

The initial call was taken by Adair County 911, with victim stating that two males had arrived on his residence attempting to create an altercation and enter his home.

Parties were gone upon officers arrival. However, shortly after leaving, CPD officers located a vehicle and parties matching previous description on West Page Street and attempted a traffic stop.

The vehicle operator did not stop and attempted to flee. The vehicle turned onto Sandusky Street before the operator lost control and wrecked on private property.

The operator then fled on foot, while passenger remained in vehicle and was quickly detained. The operator of the vehicle was located approximately 300 yards away from the scene, attempting to hide in tall grass near Warner Fertilizer on Oak Street. He was taken into custody without further incident.


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2020-07-25 15:26:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Nancy Porter, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2020)

Nancy Bolin Porter, of Liberty, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Casey County Hospital. She was 82 years of age.

Born August 30, 1937, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William Perk and Ruth M. Statham Bolin. Nancy was a member of Brush Creek Christian Church where she was the pianist for many years. She was also a retired nurse with 35 years of service. Nancy was very involved in different clubs and organizations throughout the community; participating in the Red Hat Society, Casey County Homemakers and Casey County Hospital Auxiliary.


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2020-07-25 15:11:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Initiative aims to streamline regulations, advance opportunity

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has joined a Trump Administration task force focused on regulatory reform at every level of government. The Initiative on Regulatory Innovation includes more than 200 state and local leaders who advocate for deregulation and smarter regulation.

"I am honored to be asked by the Trump Administration to join the President's Initiative on Regulatory Innovation," Commissioner Quarles said. "Our farmers and small business owners know all too well how burdensome regulations can affect their bottom line and make their jobs more difficult. We need to make sure we are doing everything in our power to make their jobs easier and expand economic opportunity for American workers. I am grateful to the Administration for including me in these efforts to improve lives for all. "

The Initiative on Regulatory Innovation is chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and has three goals:


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2020-07-25 12:34:09 | Comments | Printable version

Governor announced 2nd-highest day of new COVID-19 cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the second-highest daily total of new cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Kentucky.

"Today we are reporting what I believe is the second-highest number of new cases we have had since our first case on March 6, with 797 new cases of COVID-19. That brings our total number of cases to 29,931. What it means is we are continuing to see an increase and a growth that we absolutely have to stop," said Gov. Beshear. "And we'll be watching these very carefully through the weekend and if we do not see the numbers come down, we going to have a series of recommendations and steps that we'll need to take next week."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. July 24, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 25,931 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 797 of which were newly reported Friday. Nineteen new cases were from children ages 5 and younger.


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2020-07-25 12:33:01 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 25, 2020

Being a stranger
and from a proud family,
two strikes against you.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 25 July 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3238


2020-07-25 08:49:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

John A. (Johnny) Helm, 54, Greensburg, KY (1966-2020)

John A. "Johnny" Helm of Greensburg passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Louisville. He was 54 years old.

A Walk Through Visitation will be held from 1pmET to 3pmET on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, followed by the graveside service at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Elk Horn, officiated by Shawn Murphy.


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2020-07-25 08:46:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Charlie Darrell Miller, 70, Campbellsville, KY (1949-2020)

Charlie Darrell Miller of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was 70 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Jeff Newton. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 10amET to 1:30pmET on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Masks will be required before entry.


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2020-07-25 08:43:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Wes Bryant promoted to Branch Manager at FFNB

By Andrea Clue

First & Farmers National Bank recently announced the promotion of Wes Bryant to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager/Loan Officer of their Russell Road location. The announcement was made on behalf of First & Farmers National Bank's Board of Directors by Columbia Market President Ann Martin.

Wes Bryant was born and raised in Columbia and is a 1999 graduate of Adair County High School. In 2008, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Lindsey Wilson College. In 2015, he graduated from the Kentucky Banker's Association General Banking School. Wes first joined the bank in 2004, as a part-time teller, while he was attending college. He has gathered experience as an assistant BSA Officer, and then as a Compliance Officer, before finding his true niche with lending in 2014.

"I am excited for this new opportunity and look forward to continue serving the citizens of Adair, Russell, and surrounding counties in my new role as the Branch Manager for the Russell Road branch," Wes stated.


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2020-07-25 08:38:03 | Comments | Printable version

LRC: Experts weigh in on child abuse and foster care needs

By Jim Hannah, LRC

Frankfort, KY - Lawmakers on the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee asked experts what more could be done to help children in abusive situations during the committee's meeting this week.

Jill Seyfred, the executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, and Kelly Crane, the state policy specialist for Prevent Child Abuse America, presented the committee updated statistics on child abuse across the Commonwealth and country.

Kentucky's data, which was compiled by the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), showed 50,660 reports of child abuse met the criteria for investigation last year. The number of children impacted by those investigations was 76,106.

Seyfred said Kentucky's number remains high, in part, because of mandatory reporting laws and prevention education put in place over the last several years to combat child abuse. She said areas Kentucky could improve on to reduce child abuse included more money for education, families in need of services and social workers.


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2020-07-25 08:34:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Great selection of vegetables at Farmers Market

By Donna Jones

The vendors at Farmers Market on the Square would like to encourage anyone that has received Senior or WIC vouchers to come shop at the market, we have a great selection of vegetables.

This Saturday there will be tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, summer squash, peppers, lots of local baked breads and cakes, local honey, fresh cut flowers, soap and lots of other craft items.

Market opens at 8amCT and closes at 1pmCT. Our market takes pride in bringing our community fresh local grown produce and homemade crafts.


2020-07-25 08:31:19 | Comments | Printable version

Sylvia McLaughlin Pruitt, 75, Casey County, KY

Sylvia Irene McLaughlin Pruitt, of Yosemite, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was 75.

Born on July 29, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Herman McLaughlin and Margaret Bradshaw Hatter. Sylvia was a caretaker. She loved animals and being outdoors.


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2020-07-25 04:40:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: sitting in class at Columbia Jr High

Patricia Franklin writes:
I was in Iva Willis' class at Columbia Jr High when President Kennedy was shot.


2020-07-25 04:32:48 | Comments | Printable version

COVID-19 Update: Adair has 11 new cases Friday

By Amy Tomlinson - Lake Cumberland District Health Department

July 24, 2020 - Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 37 deaths resulting in a 4.2% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 8 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 99 hospitalizations resulting in a 11.1% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 72% of ICU beds and 23% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.


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2020-07-25 04:23:59 | Comments | Printable version

No more Hungry Kids Cafe due to Coronavirus

Lois Cunningham, director of the Hungry Kids Cafe, sends her sincere thanks to all who have helped make it a possibility in past farmers market seasons.

She regrets that it cannot continue this year due to COVID-19 Virus regulations. She commends the efforts everyone is making to help curb the spread of germs.


2020-07-25 04:05:06 | Comments | Printable version

Middle School teacher Deb Waddell in national news

Adair County Middle School science teacher Deb Waddell was interviewed for and featured in an Associated Press story July 21, 2020 by Kantele Franko.

In the article, titled 'Virus concerns nudge some teachers toward classroom exits', she shared her concerns as well as her determination to make things work for everyone.

She said that while retiring isnít financially feasible right now, she does worry since she and her immediate family are in a higher risk category due to health issues.

She is planning and working out adjustments to classroom processes so that everyone in her room will be as safe as possible.


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2020-07-25 03:46:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Kenneth Eugene Alderson Sr, 86, Metcalfe County, KY

Kenneth Eugene Alderson, Sr., age 86, of Edmonton passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home.

He was a member of the Edmonton Methodist Church but was attending the Glens Fork United Methodist Church at the time of his death.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Mann Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 Sunday until service time. Due to the current Covid-19 Crisis masks will be required and the service will be limited to close family.


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2020-07-25 03:33:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 25
Happy anniversary, Gary and Doris Lane (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Taylor and Dustin Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Travis and Amanda Miller (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Flatt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Avalee Huddleston (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Barbara Dean "Deana" Partin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brent Beard (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carlett Adalyn Raenell Gomez (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charles Tooley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elijah Mann (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gretchen Emery Miles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Johnny Morgan (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kamden Snow (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsay Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Estes (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis McClister | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Lynn Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roger Elliott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sawyer Nelson Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelbi Cheatham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Bright | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Bug Knight (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Norma Ann Cissell, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Holly Jacolba Gladsden, Green County, KY family | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith Dunbar, Russell Springs, KY (1923-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Bond, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Ryder, Adair Co. native (1920-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene Lewis, Liberty, KY (1945-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lynda Gorin Lobb, Green Co., KY (1936-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Claycomb, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frederick Thomas Burton, Cincinnati, OH (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Brett "Chaz" Hayden, Jr., Campbellsville, KY, (2012-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jay B. Curtis, Columbia, KY (1939-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jimmie) Dotson, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Cowan, Adair Co., KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earl Levie Keltner, Adair County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Newton, Taylor County, KY (1922-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darlene Warren, Taylor County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Willoughby | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Wendell Caddell, Liberty, KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lynn Taylor Blakeman, 83, Green County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sylvia Parrott, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Polston, 70, Russell County, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Floyd Grider, Jr., 56, Casey County, KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTServices for Bobby Allen Compton, 80, Adair Co., KY (1940-2020) | (ID:60805, Comment)

 



























 
 
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