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Letter: Trabue-Russell House and flowers on Square

Linda Taylor writes:
I would like to commend Karen for the artwork of the Trabue-Russell House; the colors are so brilliant.

I also commend Mary Anne and her helpers for the beautiful flowers around the Square. The colors are just perfect; I love the wave petunias. Seems like the "bright spot" for us amidst all the gloom we are having to endure. To both of you, a special thanks. --Linda T
Comments re: Artist's view of Trabue Russell House


2020-09-09 19:41:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Grasshopper



2020-09-09 - Jefferson Co., KY - Photo by Pen.
Aesop painted the grasshopper as a happy-go-lucky character, but this guy surely seems to be a more serious sort.

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WKU Fall 2020 Virtual Study Abroad Fair

By Tommy Newton

Bowling Green, KY - The Office of Global Learning & International Affairs at Western Kentucky University will host the 2020 Virtual Study Abroad Fair during the week of September 14-18.

Information will be available on a variety of study abroad options including virtual opportunities and in-person short-term, summer and semester programs for future terms. Learn about programs offered by WKU Faculty, the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS), the National Student Exchange, Harlaxton College, WKU Exchanges and other partner programs. Students can speak to WKU Study Abroad Advisors, WKU study abroad alumni, and other program representatives about study abroad, international research or service-learning, and opportunities to study around the USA. Students are eligible to participate in WKU faculty-led study abroad/USA programs if they are in good standing with the university and maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

This event is open to all current and prospective WKU students. Participating students will have the chance to win giveaways, including scholarships toward a future study abroad program or passport application.

Students should register in advance to receive the session weblinks: https://www.wku.edu/studyabroad/virtualfair.


2020-09-09 19:38:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Creative Spirit Theater Academy to offer classes Sept-Nov

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - The Creative Spirit Theater Academy, the collaborative team of Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions, is back on Campbellsville University's campus and has released its schedule for the remainder of the year.

All classes will take place in the Theater Arts Studio, 307 N. Court St., Campbellsville, located behind Papa Johns and will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Students can register for classes at http://www.townhallpro.com/creative-spirit.


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2020-09-09 19:36:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Wanda Kay Sharp, 61, Russell Springs, KY (1958-2020)

Wanda Kay Sharp of Russell Springs passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Russell County Hospital. She was 61 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Interment will follow in South Fork Cemetery, 793 South Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY.

Visitation will be from 11amCT on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.


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2020-09-09 19:32:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor Marks Solemn Milestone

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and marked the solemn milestone of losing more than 1,000 Kentuckians in the global pandemic.

"Tonight and tomorrow's briefings are going to look a little different, because we've hit a tough and unfortunate milestone in Kentucky," the Governor said. "We have the painful news that we have now lost over 1,000 Kentuckians - our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, sisters, brothers, neighbors - to COVID-19.

"Compared with most other states, that number of casualties is fairly low, and that's a testament to the people of Kentucky and the actions that they've taken, but it's hard to be proud and excited about this news.

"To honor these individuals and their grieving families, we're going to have another wreath-laying ceremony tomorrow. It will be an opportunity for those families and all Kentuckians to express the pain and the grief that we feel and to honor the people we've lost."


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2020-09-09 19:27:59 | Comments | Printable version

Flags to half-staff to honor KY's COVID-19 fatalities

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - As the commonwealth's coronavirus death toll topped 1,000, Gov. Andy Beshear directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff for one week as a tribute to all those Kentuckians who have passed away due to the novel coronavirus disease 2019.

"I am ordering that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff for one week beginning tomorrow," said Gov. Beshear. "Families across Kentucky are hurting as a result of the tragic losses brought by this pandemic. We are lighting our homes and businesses green and ringing our bells daily for these victims, but this is one more way we can show our support for these members of our community as they mourn their loved ones."

Flags at state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff beginning at sunrise on Thursday, Sept. 10, and remain so until sunset on Wednesday, Sept.16. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Kentucky to join in this tribute.


2020-09-09 15:42:35 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Soccer releases MSC schedule for 2020-21

By Chris Wells

Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2020-21 men and women's soccer schedules on Wednesday.

The 11-game Mid-South Conference slate begins on Feb. 14, 2021, with the final match of the regular season scheduled for March 23, 2021. All dates are scheduled for men and women's doubleheaders.

Any non-conference matches added to the schedule will be announced at a later date.


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2020-09-09 15:30:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

CAUD September board meeting is Thursday, 10 Sept 2020

By Jennifer Carter

The Columbia/Adair Utilities District monthly board meeting will not be open to the public. The meeting will be held electronically on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 4:30pmCT.

Anyone wanting to listen to the meeting may join by phone by calling (toll free) 877-853-5257 with meeting ID 977 2587 8565#. The agenda follows.


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2020-09-09 14:35:03 | Comments | Printable version

Vicki Sue DeSpain, 64, formerly of Taylor Co., KY

Vicki Sue DeSpain, 64, of Jeffersonville, IN and formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died Monday, August 31, 2020 after an extended illness.

The family chose cremation. A memorial service will be held at 11amET Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10am until time for the service to begin.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2020-09-09 12:16:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Another Columbia UMC affiliation

Martha Henry Berry writes:
I am sure Yvonne will get other names of people who have been affiliated the Columbia UMC. One family she left out was my parents, V.P. and Mary Allen Henry and Mom's Mother, Mrs. Goodson.

Dad was never pastor in Columbia but was very active in the Church and occasionally preached. Both he and Mother sang in the choir, Mom played the piano and organ and taught Sunday School. She and Grandmother were both active members of United Methodist Women (or the Missionary Society).

Grandmother never went to Church without her gloves and wearing her little black hat on top of her head. She was a proper little lady of the earlier generation. Attendance for us children was obligatory. We had no choice. --Martha

Comments re: Yvonne Marshall talks of Columbia UMC history
Martha, thank you so much for writing and adding to the record! We hope more will do the same. - LW


2020-09-09 08:57:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

City Council Special Called Meeting, Thu 10 Sept 2020

By Rhonda Loy

The Columbia City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting at 9amCT on Thursday, September 10, 2020, as a special video teleconferencing meeting, for a second reading of Ordinance NO. 220.180.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-09-09 08:51:12 | Comments | Printable version

VOTE: 2020 General Election Information


  • October 5, 2020: Last day to register at Elect.ky.gov
  • October 9, 2020: Last day to request absentee ballot at GOVOTEKY.COM
  • October 13, 2020: First day to vote in-person


By Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

Voting in Kentucky's November General election for races from City Council to President will be held much like the June 23 Primary, with both in-person and expanded absentee voting offered. Despite the unprecedented nature of voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we assure the voters there will be plenty of opportunity to safely cast an in-person ballot in this important general election.

A bi-partisan election plan put forth by Secretary of State Michael G. Adams and Governor Andy Beshear, has guidelines to protect the safety of voters, while maintaining the integrity of the November 3 General Election.

The change in voting procedures gives voters the option of voting in-person or by mail to alleviate any person's concerns over contracting COVID-19.



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2020-09-09 08:25:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Yvonne Marshall talks of Columbia UMC history

By Linda Waggener

On a recent summer morning, Yvonne Marshall and I visited on her back porch, talking about the Coronavirus Pandemic which caused a 10-week first-in-history closure of Columbia United Methodist Church through the spring of 2020.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear mandated that all congregations, including churches, be halted in March and members who had access scrambled to make use of social media to keep in touch. Yvonne said she has an iPad and tries to log on to Sunday Facebook sermons. She looked off into the green fields behind her home, thinking out loud, and said she doesn't always get it to work, it's just not the same. So true.


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2020-09-09 07:41:59 | Comments | Printable version

Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast, Sat 12 Sept 2020

By W.M. Feese, Jr.

The Egypt-Shiloh Men's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8amCT on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Patty's Liberty Road Grocery and Deli, 5097 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. All men and boys are invited.


2020-09-09 07:13:28 | Comments | Printable version

Rebecca Sue Salyer, 79, Jamestown, KY (1941-2020)

Rebecca Sue Conley Salyer passed away on September 7, 2020, in Jamestown KY at the home of her son Tony and wife Ronda. She was 79 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 3pmCT on Thursday, September 9, 2020, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY. Burial will follow in the Johnson County Memorial Garden in Staffordsville, KY.

Visitation is requested from NoonCT to 3pmCT on Thursday, September 9, 2020 at the funeral home.


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2020-09-09 07:09:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Virtual Camp SAFARI at ACES

By Pam Bivens

Camp SAFARI at Adair County Elementary will begin virtual after-school on Monday, September 14, 2020. Activities will include homework help, tutoring, reading intervention, art and STEM. Teachers will be available between the hours of 2:45pmCT and 5pmCT for homework help and tutoring.

Parents and students may call 270-384-0077 and request to speak to a teacher for homework assistance.

We will provide weekly STEM, reading and art kits for at-home learning. The first kit will be available for pickup on Friday, September 11, 2020, from 2pmCT to 5pmCT, at Adair County Elementary School. Please pull around to the front of the school, remain in your car, and we will walk the kit out to you. The kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


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2020-09-09 06:36:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KSP Announces Winner of 2020 Jeep raffle

By Lieutenant Josh Lawson

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) awarded the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon to raffle ticket winner, Clayton Sandlin of Knott County. Sandlin received the keys from KSP Commissioner, Rodney Brewer at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort on Sept. 8. Sandlin won the vehicle in a raffle held by KSP on August 30 through a Facebook live announcement.

Each year KSP sells raffle tickets to raise funds to support Trooper Island, a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls aged 10-12 operated by KSP on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. The camp hosts approximately 800 children each summer, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem building-activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Due to COVID-19, a virtual camp format was utilized this summer.

The raffle raised $212,000 for the camp selling a record number of 27,431 raffle tickets.


2020-09-09 06:34:40 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 9/8/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We are happy to report today that for the first time in several weeks, we have one county with no active cases, Cumberland.

Please, let's all continue to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.

Where are Cases Tied to: The most common areas to which where we are seeing cases tied are (in descending order): Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, Schools, Businesses, and Places of Worship.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 27 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 1; Clinton: 2; Green: 2; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 6; Russell: 6; and, Taylor: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.015. This means our total case count is projected to double every 47.29 days. The new cases include:


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2020-09-09 06:33:12 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 87F

It's currently 63F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 87F and light northeast wind.

Skies will remain clear overnight, with a low around 65F and calm wind.

Thursday will bring patchy fog before 7amCT. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 88F. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 66F and northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.


2020-09-09 06:29:47 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 9, 2020

Responding with smile
makes even madder the one
who calls you harsh names.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 9 September 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3284


2020-09-09 06:26:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 9 Sep 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 91 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 31 events District Court.
  • Green County: 81 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 63 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 95 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-09-09 06:26:17 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 9
Happy Anniversary, Edward & Linda Kessler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Keven & Rita Spires (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Levi & Sasha Abbott (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mark & Carla Baker (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alice Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Loy Hale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Wall | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Forbis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnetta Tungate | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Gail Burton (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hilda Jenkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Loy Parrish | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristeena Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krystal Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lane Douglas Barnes (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Gabehart | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, James Clyde Page, Metcalfe Co., KY (1947-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Matthew Joe Cornelison, infant, Adair Co., KY (2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Kassem Rowe (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Denzil R. Stephens, 80, Yosemite, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melinda Gale Milby Hall, Greensburg, KY (1955-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roberta Jones Lile, Green Co, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Felisha Anne Burton, Adair County, KY (1993-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Hill, Russell County, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara W. Sneed, Adair Co., KY (1943-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jo Ann Caffee, formerly of Taylor Co., KY (1930-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Kerr McElroy, Adair Co., KY, native (1920-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jacob (Bacon) McGowan, Russell Co., KY (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Anna Calhoun Stearman, Green Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nettie Hill, Russell Springs, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall W. Buckner, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye K. Rowe, Adair Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gertrude Vance, Green County, KY (1916-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Cahill Harvey, Adair Co., KY (1940-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Jackson (Bub) Crawley, Cumberland Co., KY (1936-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junior (J.R. A. Bagby), Campbellsville, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Linda Kay Perkins Brown, Cumberland Co., KY (1964-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Amol Allen (Babe) Patterson, Green Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Thracy Davis Hall, Green Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Quinton Brockman, Taylor Co., Casey native (1936-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eva Lee Baker, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Evey Burris, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ansel Lee Roy, Russell Co., KY/Pulaski native (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melanie Lawson, Russell Springs (1962-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Montgomery Paxton, Green County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. David Eugene Detty, Taylor County, KY (1952) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Mae Murphy Land, Casey County, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Sue Staples, Russell County, KY (1974-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Royce C. Lawson, Casey County, KY (1966-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rothydell (Sexton) Bragg, Prices Creek, Adair County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arvis Hindman Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cora 'Corky' Cook, 84, Adair County, KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny Ray Forbis, 69, Taylor County, KY native (1950-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda Kaye Miller (1970-2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Green (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas A. Turner, 71, Adair County, KY (1948-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

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