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Farmers Market will have tomatoes and more

By Donna Jones

Needing tomatoes for canning, juices, salsa? Your local farmers market will have a large supply tomorrow along with peppers, onions, eggplant, new potatoes, cabbage, chicken, eggs, summer squash, baked cakes, jams and relishes, fresh cut flowers, soaps, local honey.

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


2020-07-31 20:57:06 | Comments | Printable version

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Linda Young, 79, Burkesville, KY (1941-2020)



2020-07-31 - Burkesville, KY - Photo courtesy Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.
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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 07/31/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Except for the day of the Nursing Home outbreak in Adair, this was our highest day of new cases. We are now starting to see cases associated with youth sports such as little league baseball and school football summer preparations. This is just another important reminder that we should all observe the guidance.

Everyone should continue to wear their face coverings, avoid crowds as much as possible, social distance, wash their hands frequently, increase sanitation, and avoid the touching of their faces.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Taylor. We have experienced a total of 40 deaths resulting in a 3.7% 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 13 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 111 hospitalizations resulting in a 10.3% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 62% of ICU beds and 22% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.


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2020-07-31 20:54:58 | Comments | Printable version

Christine Sano Road closed due to downed trees

Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan has reported that Christine Sano Road is closed to through traffic. At 6:30pmCT, they had just been notified of several trees down on that road.

Update 8:13pmCT - road cleared and reopened now.


2020-07-31 18:17:26 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Joyce Coomer is right about our garbage collectors

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Joyce Coomer is right about considering among the heroes of the pandemic the garbage collectors. They are essential workers. Where would we be without them? Too often we forget how critical their work is. --George
Comments re: Letter: Garbage men need protection and thanks


2020-07-31 14:58:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Linda Young, 79, Burkesville, KY (1941-2020)

Linda Young of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at her home. She was 79 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Burkesville Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Saturday, August 01, 2020 from 10amCT until the service time at 2pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


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2020-07-31 14:55:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor's Friday update: 778 new cases, positivity rate down

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

"The health and the lives of people around you, our economy and how fast we can build it back, and our ability to get our kids in school depend on you. Let's beat COVID-19," said Gov. Beshear.

As of 4 p.m. July 31, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 30,151 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 778 of which were newly reported Friday. Twenty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages 5 and younger.


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2020-07-31 14:52:27 | Comments | Printable version

Helen Fay Bottoms, 81, Knifley, KY (1939-2020)

Helen Fay Bottoms of Knifley passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 81 years old.

The graveside service will be held at at 2pmCT/3pmET on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at New Hope Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends from 2pmET to 4pmET on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive for visitation. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required.


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2020-07-31 14:47:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Vola Mae Bailey Bennett, 80, Columbia, KY (1939-2020)

Vola Mae Bailey Bragg Bennett of Columbia passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:35 A.M. at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Rocky Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Saturday.

All attendees to visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering.


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2020-07-31 14:41:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Boil Water Advisory

Date Issued 7/31/2020
Time Issued 3:00 P.M.

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers on Blue Ridge Circle, Harrods Fork Road, Toria Road, Rowetown Road, Marion Fudge Road, Allen Sparks Road and from 11159 to 13175 Burkesville Road.

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak.

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.


2020-07-31 14:37:43 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County FFA Places 1st in Crop Scouting Competition

By Kirby Hancock

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Adair County FFA competed in the State Crop Scouting Competition held at the University of Kentucky Princeton Research Station.

The local team is made up of five members: Hayden Hancock, Coleton Wall, Rebecca Heuser, Rachel Hatcher, and Heidi McGrady. The crop scouting competition consisted of 9-fifteen minute rotations where contestants interacted virtually with university staff to determine their knowledge of corn, soybean and tobacco agronomics. Students identified crop insects, diseases, weeds, environmental problems, growth stages and made recommendations based on their observations.

Adair County placed first in in the competition, with Larue and Marion counties placing second and third, respectively. Adair County will advance to national competition to be held in Nebraska at a later date.


2020-07-31 12:33:39 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Band Bingo to resume tonight

By Susan Pollard

Adair Band Bingo will resume games tonight, with CDC guidelines in place, and social distancing followed. Masks are mandatory, temperatures will be checked, and we will be limited to 99 players.

The Adair Band Bingo Building is located at 50 Shady Lane, Columbia, KY. Games start at 5pmCT. License #ORG0002285.


2020-07-31 10:37:33 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Garbage men need protection and thanks

Joyce Coomer writes re news headline: Philadelphia Trash Piles Up As Pandemic Stymies Its Removal
While we are not having this severe a problem here, everyone needs to keep in mind that the local garbage haulers, government and private, provide a service that we tend to ignore until there is a problem. We should be thanking them for their commitment to helping keep the county neat, and remember that they do have a hazardous job.

I think they all need hazmat suits and should receive hazardous duty pay. There is no easy and quick way to determine what pathogens or other harmful materials may be lurking in garbage, even garbage that is neatly bagged.

The garbage men that I interact with are courteous and helpful. I would like to thank them for being that way and for the service they provide to the county.

Joyce M. Coomer, 270-384-4495


2020-07-31 08:22:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Quarles: USDA guidance on foreign seeds

The most likely cause of unsolicited shipments is a type of marketing scam known as Brushing.

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced today the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has created a webpage dedicated to sharing updated information about steps Kentuckians should take if they have received unsolicited seeds from foreign countries.

"The message is the same: Do not plant unsolicited seeds," Commissioner Quarles said. "If you have planted these seeds already, we are awaiting guidance from USDA about how to proceed. Once we have an update, we will be sure to let the public know."

"The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails since Monday about unsolicited packages of seeds from foreign countries," Commissioner Quarles said. "While the U.S. Department of Agriculture has not received any indication that this could be anything more than a marketing scam, they continue to investigate this matter and provide guidance on what steps Kentuckians should take should they receive unsolicited seeds. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is dedicated to sharing the best information with the public when we have it, and we encourage Kentuckians to visit kyagr.com/foreignseeds to stay current with the latest on this unusual situation."


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2020-07-31 08:03:10 | Comments | Printable version

Doris Jean Bright Wilson, 81, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2020)

Doris Jean Bright Wilson of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was 81 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. James E. Jones and Rev. Jason England. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 11amET to 1pmET on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2020-07-31 07:32:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bro. Robert Knight preaching at Gradyville Baptist

By Debbie Bennett

Bro. Robert Knight will be preaching at 10:30amCT on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Gradyville Baptist Church, located at 159 Old Gradyville Church Rd, Columbia. All are invited to attend.


2020-07-31 07:27:32 | Comments | Printable version

2020 Rooks Reunion cancelled

By David Rooks

The 2020 Rooks Reunion, scheduled for the last Saturday in September, 2020, has been cancelled due to concerns over Covid-19. Thanks and hope to see everyone next year. Be safe.


2020-07-31 07:25:27 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Fri 31 Jul 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, July 31, 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: 3 events Circuit Court. 23 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-07-31 07:23:11 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 31, 2020

Dignity replies,
just say I should not hear this,
I know what you mean.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 31 July 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3244


2020-07-31 07:21:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Groundbreaking for new Columbia DQ is today

From the City of Columbia

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Dairy Queen will be held in Columbia today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at the site on Jamestown Street at 11amCT with a press conference immediately following. The business is tentatively slated to open for business early/mid-November 2020.

The public is invited.


2020-07-31 07:11:30 | Comments | Printable version

Showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon

Today, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely this evening before 7pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7pm and 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


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2020-07-31 07:10:12 | Comments | Printable version

Free firewood available at Lynn's Service Center

Lynn Franklin said that anyone who'd like to cut up a couple of trees that are on the ground behind his station is welcome to stop by.

This can be for their own firewood, or it may be taken to help someone in need of firewood for the winter.

Lynn's Service Center on Jamestown Street in Columbia. First come first served.


2020-07-31 05:32:13 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 31
Happy Anniversary, Pen and Amy Waggener (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stacy and Zack Giles (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, April Gribbins (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Austin Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Kelley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Marra | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carrie McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Young | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Roution | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Vance | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Craig Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Davaa Dorjsuren | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Belden (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erin England (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Georgia Hatfield | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Marshall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jill Wade Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Micah Abbott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nadine Giles | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Burns | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sharon Ramage | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Carter Morrison | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Greene, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon J. Walker, Columbia, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Snow Lloyd , Russell Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Huey Lee York, Somerset, KY (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Lou Walters, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Coe, Jr., 84, Russell County, KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis (Tater) Pyles, Columbia, KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flonnie Mae Melson, 73, Rusell County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Morris Dennis Price, Green County, KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine Giles, Adair County, KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard Paul Asa, Taylor County, KY (1931-2015). | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Patty Jean (Pat) Brown Wilson, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carolyn Hall Maddox, Green County KY, (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Georgia Hatfield, 92, Adair Co., KY, (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Bell Corbin Parrish, Magnolia, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Monroe Stovall, 82, Metcalfe Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Daniel Francis Brucker, 69, Casey Co., KY (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Larry Junior Cox, 66, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances DeSpain Grimsley, Green County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sgt. Lee Willard Gist, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vivian Vire Hamilton, 84, Metcalfe Co., KY (1933-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gage Wilson, infant (2018-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Floyd, 71, Casey Co., KY native (1945-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Diana Elizabeth Lemmon, 58, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hilda Cox, 77, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Pearl Melton Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1930-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis "Tater" Pyles 7/31/13 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Winnie Neat, (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, Lilith & Kaylie Meyer, stillborn twins, Adair Co., KY (31 Jul 2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:00amCTServices for Mildred Lucille Bardin, 92, Louisville, KY (1927-2020) | (ID:60817, Comment)
Groundbreaking for new Columbia Dairy Queen at the Jamestown Street site | (ID:60833, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Alice Jane Cowan, 62, Columbia, KY (1957-2020) | (ID:60827, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Band Bingo to resume tonight | (ID:60835, Comment)

 



























 
 
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