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Governor's Friday update

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) in the commonwealth.

"We've got to come together and never make one another the enemy," said Gov. Beshear. "Let's step up and meet our challenge. We're all called to be heroes in our time."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Sept. 11, Gov. Beshear reported that there are at least 55,704 cases in Kentucky, 948 of which were newly reported Friday. One hundred fifty-one of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Jefferson County.

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2020-09-11 16:40:58 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Kentucky: Pusher boats on the Tennessee River

2020-09-11 - Paducah, KY - Photo by Evan Waggener.
Barges and pusher boats lined up on the Tennessee River just outside Paducah, KY.

Paired photo: Scenic Kentucky: Smithland Lock

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Additional Federal Unemployment Assistance Begins

By Marjorie Arnold

Frankfort, KY - On August 21, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state's application for FEMA's Lost Wages Program, federal money to aid unemployed Kentuckians, had been approved. The programmers have completed the final modifications to the unemployment insurance systems so the payment process for the Lost Wages Program (LWP) has begun.

Self-certification has already been provided by most claimants and claimants who still need to complete the self-certification will be notified by the Office of Unemployment Insurance. Individual payments will be issued to claimants for each of the 3 weeks a claimant is eligible. Claimants should begin to receive payments within the next few days with payment for the first week going out today.

The state of Kentucky has decided to provide the extra $100 using CARES Act money. Kentucky's portion will be approximately $8 million per week, allowing the unemployed, who qualify, to receive an extra $400 per week for the three-week grant period.

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2020-09-11 16:39:23 | Comments | Printable version

Montry Lee Harris, Green County, KY (1940-2020)

Montry Lee Sneed Harris was born November 11, 1940 in Adair County, Kentucky to the late Herschel Hartfield Sneed and Maggie Pearl Sneed.

She departed this life Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home in Green County, Kentucky, having attained the age of seventy-nine years, nine months and twenty-eight days.

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2020-09-11 13:57:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Kentucky hosts national Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend

By Danielle Jones

Frankfort, KY - In recognition of Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, Kentucky State Parks have partnered with Girl Scouts (GSUSA) and the Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council to host both live and virtual events September 12-13, 2020.

Through this collaborative effort, Kentucky State Parks will provide virtual access to outdoor programming as well as free in-person programs open to girl scouts and their families across the commonwealth.

"Kentucky State Parks are full of educational opportunities that can spark a life-long love for the outdoors and the beauty that Kentucky has to offer," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "I encourage any family that has not visited a state park to get out and explore the unlimited opportunities that our parks have to offer,"

Kentucky State Parks staff will provide programing focused on the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) where scouts will discover how to use these principles to safely and responsibly enjoy parks and beyond.

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2020-09-11 13:43:18 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky's climate is becoming wetter, state climatologist says

By Tommy Newton

Bowling Green, KY - The recent visit of cooler, drier air across Kentucky has provided a break from the summer weather pattern that has brought humid conditions and frequent rain. And state climatologist Stuart Foster says if you think Kentucky's climate is becoming wetter, you're probably right.

Since the remarkable flash drought of September 2019, when Kentucky experienced its driest and second warmest September on record dating back to 1895, statewide precipitation has averaged above normal in every month.

For the first eight months of 2020, Kentucky averaged 43.81 inches of precipitation statewide, more than 10 inches above normal, according to data from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center. "While amounts have varied from place to place and we have dried out over the past few days, 2020 is still on track to threaten the record of 64.35 inches for the most precipitation in a year set in 2011," said Foster, director of the Kentucky Climate Center and Kentucky Mesonet at WKU.

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2020-09-11 13:41:04 | Comments | Printable version

Marshall Eugene Wethington, 75, Monticello, KY (1945-2020)

Marshall Eugene Wethington, formerly of Casey County, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at his home in Monticello, KY. He was 75 years old.

Funeral services will be at held at 11amET on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Matthew New officiating. Military funeral honors will follow by the Casey County Honor Guard. Burial will follow at a later date in the Salem Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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2020-09-11 11:02:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum reopen

By Jessica Stavros

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced the reopening of the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum to visitors effective Tuesday, September 8.

KHS members receive free admission to all three sites on the Kentucky Historical Society campus. Non-members can purchase tickets in-person at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History or online.

Reopening of the facilities are in accordance with Healthy at Work guidelines and the American Alliance of Museums recommendations for reopening museums. Guidelines include masks requirements, social distancing, increased sanitation and hygiene, and limited crowd capacity.

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2020-09-11 11:00:03 | Comments | Printable version

Dora Lee Kroeger, 57, Columbia, KY (1963-2020)

Dora Lee Kroeger of Columbia passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. She was 57 years old.

Ms. Kroeger requested cremation, and the family will have a service at a later date.

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2020-09-11 09:25:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CU announces the largest incoming freshman class ever

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - "We are very pleased to welcome the single, largest incoming freshman class in Campbellsville University history. With 677 new freshmen across all campus locations, we are thrilled to welcome a bright, academically strong, highly motivated, freshman class as they begin their academic careers," Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president for enrollment and professor of educational ministries, said.

As of Sept. 7, Campbellsville University's fall 2020 freshman class reached a total of 677. The total includes those students taking classes at main campus, regional centers and sites and online.

"This is as much as the total enrollment in the late '70s," Virginia Flanagan, Campbellsville University's special assistant to the president and former director of alumni, public relations and television, said.

New incoming freshman enrollment by each location is as follows: Main Campus, 490; Harrodsburg, 120; Online, 28; Louisville, 18; Somerset, 16; and Liberty, 5.

"This is an exciting number, especially in the midst of a pandemic. It demonstrates the importance of the university mission, no matter by what means that the students are gaining their CU education," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said.

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2020-09-11 09:19:55 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County 4-H Cloverbuds Program Registration

By Tony Rose, Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
Adair County Extension Service

The Adair County 4-H Program is offering sign ups for the 2020-21 Cloverbud Program year. The Cloverbud program is for youth ages 8 and under. This year we will start the year by offering an independent lesson to do with your child each month until we can start meeting in person again. Dates below will change once we begin in person meetings, until then items will be sent home on those dates.

To register for the Cloverbud program, you can fill out the membership form that can be found at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service webpage and either mail into the office or drop it off. The webpage link is: There is an online registration link you can use instead of the paper registration form. The online registration lin is: The Registration deadline is October 1, 2020.

Packets for each lesson will be picked up at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street Columbia, KY, on October 16, November 20 and December 11, 2020, for the Fall semester.

Lessons will be focused around learning what 4-H is, healthy lifestyles, science, animals, holiday celebrations and much more! You will receive all the supplies and do the lessons with your child at home.

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2020-09-11 09:17:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Video: ACPL Monarch Waystation

This video from ACPL's Aleina at the Adair County Public Library shows that the library's Monarch Waystation is once again home to caterpillars and butterflies.

Note: If the embedded version of the video doesn't load in your browser, you can view it directly on the Adair County Public Library Facebook page.

2020-09-11 09:10:05 | Comments | Printable version

Dear Amazon, the gray pants are in Indy!

By Linda Waggener

After weeks of mounting frustration, trying to prove I've returned the garment in question to a zillion dollar corporation - with no luck - I agree with Martha Berry who agreed with Carol Perkins' recent article - I need to speak with a live human!

The wrong in-my-dreams-too-small-size pants arrived from Amazon so I followed their return instructions, to the letter, printed shipping documents, forms and packed the garment in its original Amazon box, and delivered it to our UPS shipment office in Columbia. Off it went.

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2020-09-11 08:29:41 | Comments | Printable version

Economic Development to meet Tuesday, 15 Sept 2020

The Adair County Economic Development Authority (EDA) will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8amCT in the Chamber of Commerce building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia.

It will again be held in the basement so that social distancing will be possible to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Please enter in the back on the lower level of the building.

Presiding will be Bobby Morrison, Chairman.

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2020-09-11 06:53:50 | Comments | Printable version

Web Development Cohort Program

By Lyndsey Brown, Economic Recovery Coordinator
Cumberlands Workforce Development Board

The Cumberlands Workforce Development Board is partnering with BC Skills Development Academy out of Barren County High School to launch a Web Development training program in Campbellsville, KY.

If anyone is interested, please have them contact me directly at 270-866-4200 or and I will get them set up for enrollment. Or they can register using this link: The deadline to register for the training program will be October 1, 2020.

The program is a great opportunity for individuals that are willing to dedicate 15 weeks to become career ready in a growing industry earning $60,000 annually. Below are key points to the BC Skills Program:

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2020-09-11 05:56:29 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor County Voting Options for the 2020 General Election

Larry Smith sends the following information for Taylor County voters from Mark Carney, Taylor County Clerk

Voters in Taylor County will be able to vote using one of the following options in the upcoming General Election:

1. In Person, either of two ways:

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2020-09-11 05:49:44 | Comments | Printable version

City of Columbia Mayor's Report for August, 2020

By Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots

1. This has been an extremely busy month for the city. We have had numerous telephone calls, meetings, and zoom conferences.

2. Our ABC revenue for June was $10,716.94.

3. Our ABC revenue for July was $13,603.92.

4. ABC Revenues for year are anticipated to be around $110,000.

5. We have hauled around twenty loads of brush through the town.

6. Several areas have been mowed; weed-eated, etc. (right-of-ways).

7. Mike Watson was continuing his work at the new city park. His findings are going to the new genealogical center. He had found some books, writings, and glassware before the fire destroyed the home.

8. New filters installed at the Trabue Russell House.

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2020-09-11 05:27:38 | Comments | Printable version

Partly sunny today, high 85F

It's currently 67F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 85F. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 67F and northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday will be partly sunny, with afternoon showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Expect a high near 86F with light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 69F. Light southeast wind.

Sunday will bring an 80 percent chance of showers, with the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms. Sunday's high will be near 80F with southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers before 1amCT and an overnight low around 65F.

2020-09-11 05:24:37 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for September 11, 2020

Changing loveliness
of what is, was, and will be,
three paths in the growth.
--Robert Stone, Friday, 11 September 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3286

2020-09-11 05:16:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Fri 11 Sep 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Friday, September 11, 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. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2020-09-11 05:14:40 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September 11
Happy Anniversary, Coy and Vickie Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Vitis and Alberta Bailey (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Abagail Robertson (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Benny Burton (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brandon Branham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Coy Dean Petty (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DeShay Franklin-Furkin (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Claywell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jordan Dean | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Knight | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda McKinley-Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcus Yarberry (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robby Shelton (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ryan Sneed (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, William Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Bobbie Jean Hall, 58, Taylor Co., KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brandon Arthur Castellano, 33, Taylor County, KY (1983-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Cheyenne Rowland, Hustonville, KY (1974-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnold Corbin, Columbia, KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Reed Poland, Jamestown, KY (1945-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Lee Watson, Casey Co., KY (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eunice Montgomery Wright, Campbellsville, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luther Ray Redmon, 70, Adair Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Richerson O'Banion, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bob LaGodney, Taylor County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Willard Page, 100, Adair Co., KY (1911) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rita Lee Berry, Adair Co., KY (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John William McGuire, 52, Russell Co., KY (1962-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dennis Craig Smith, 62, Summer Shade, KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Claire Oberding, Green Co., KY (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elwanda Miller, 90, Campbellsville, KY; Russell Co., KY native (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tim Lee Carter Cain, 75, Glasgow, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joseph Eugene (Gene) Poindexter, 83, Cumberland Co., KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Pauline S. Funk, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hester Goode, 88, Casey Co., KY (1928-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Carter, 74, Columbia, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cecil Froedge, 67, Adair Co., KY native (1941-2009) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Loy, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Tucker (1944-2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Sullivan, 72, Campbellsville, KY (1947-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin Badger, Sr. 88, Casey Creek, KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020
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8:46amCTStatewide Moment of Silence | (ID:60973, Comment)
NoonCTDrive through pickup for Camp Casey week one materials at ACPC | (ID:60972, Comment)


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