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Governor's Sunday update: 852 new cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

As of 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Gov. Beshear announced at least 80,292 cases in the commonwealth, 852 of which were newly reported Sunday. Ninety of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 23 were age 5 and under. The youngest was just 23 days old.

Kentucky recorded 7,675 new coronavirus cases this week, again marking the highest weekly toll of new cases. This week's total is up by 1,549 cases over last week's total, but it does include a backlog of cases from Fayette County that were reported Wednesday.


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2020-10-11 17:26:56 | Comments | Printable version

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Congratulations Bryan and Rebecca Coffey



2020-10-11 - Adair County, KY - Photo From ACAS.
The Adair County Ambulance Service family sent out a big congratulations to EMT Bryan Coffey on his marriage last week. They wish him and Rebecca nothing but love and happiness!!

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Adair Annex building closed to public except for voting

From the Office of Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

Due to a second positive COVID-19 case within our facility, the Adair County Annex Building is now closed to in-person traffic except for people wishing to vote in person. In person voting will begin Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

VOTING:
If someone wishes to exercise their right to vote, you will not be denied that right. You will be allowed to enter through the front door, go directly to the basement, vote, and out the back door (unless you require the elevator). No more than 6 people will be allowed in at one time and every voting station will be sanitized between users.

If someone wants to drop off an absentee ballot, the ballot box will be in the foyer of the building (you will be allowed access to the foyer).

PROPERTY TAXES:
We ask that anyone who will, mail in your property taxes to Adair County Sheriff's Office, 424 Public Square, Suite 20, Columbia, KY, 42728 or utilize the drop box just inside the front door of the building (you will be allowed access to the foyer).


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2020-10-11 16:12:28 | Comments | Printable version

Diesel missing from White Oak in Adair

Chris Reliford hopes to have help locating his dog missing from the White Oak community of in Adair County. Brindle in color, he is 14 years old and has a lot of health issues. He is on a lot of medications. He is very skinny due to health issues. His name is Diesel. He is hard hearing. We let him out around 11:15. We have searched everywhere and still searching!! Contact Chris Reliford @ 270-634-2378.

2020-10-11 15:30:55 | Comments | Printable version

December 13, 1977 around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in the December 13, 1977 issue of the Adair County news. Topics included some tall tales from the funeral business, some competing--and now demonstrably inaccurate--prognostication about the population of Adair County in the year 2020, and Joe Taylor, Jr.'s love of Lindsey Wilson Basketball. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

Take it easy this time, please
Marshall Rowe says that this really happened in Adair County. He says that a woman died and the funeral was held and the body was being transported to the cemetery. The hearse was one of the old horse-drawn ones. The road to the gravesite was rough and rocky. The driver hit a chug-hole in the road and he heard a scream. It was the corpse, come back to life.

Apparently, the woman had just been in a coma. She returned to live a full life, for several more years.

When she finally died, the process was repeated again. There was the funeral and the trip to the cemetery. As the driver of the hearse was approaching the place where the woman had come back to life, her husband ran up and stopped the drivers of the hearse. He warned the drivers this time, "Now men," he said, "y'all remember what happened the last time we got to this place. Take it easy or it might happen again."

There may be a reason for "casket bearers"
In several communities where we have newspapers, the funeral directors call pallbearers, "casket bearers," instead. Some of the reason may be in situations like the one Roy Owen, who operated Owen's Mens Wear, where Russell Holmes has his store today, found himself in years ago. A woman came by his store at 10:00 a.m. one morning, very insistent on getting a new suit for her son.

After a quick but thorough search was made, Owen said, the lady decided on a dark suit which needed just a few alterations. "We'll have to have the suit by 12:30 today," the customer said.


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2020-10-11 14:56:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Governor, family to quarantine after potential exposure

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear issued a video statement on Sunday to tell Kentuckians that he and his family are committed to setting a good example by following state and federal quarantine guidelines after they were potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon. To watch the video message, see the end of this story.

The Governor and his family were potentially exposed through a member of his security detail who drove with the first family on Saturday and learned of a positive test later Saturday. The first family was not in contact with anyone else following exposure.

The Governor said his family and the trooper all wore facial coverings, but the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) recommend quarantine if an individual is within six feet of a positive person for more than 15 minutes. Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others to limit possible spread.

The Governor and his family have tested negative, are feeling well and have no symptoms.


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2020-10-11 13:48:15 | Comments | Printable version

Donnie Glenn Coffey, 62, Jamestown, KY (1958-2020)

Donnie Glenn Coffey of Jamestown passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the Russell County Hospital. He was 62 years old.

The funeral service for Donnie Glenn Coffey will be held at 2pmCT on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Randy Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amCT to 2pmCT on Monday.


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2020-10-11 13:40:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Joyce Marie Reeder, 74, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2020)

Joyce Marie Reeder of Russell Springs passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Fair Oaks Nursing home in Jamestown. She was 74 years old.

The funeral service for Joyce Marie Reeder will be held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating.

Visitation is requested from 10amCT on Tuesday until the funeral time at 1pmCT.


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2020-10-11 13:36:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Southern Heirs to sing at Old Liberty Community Church

By Charles Shepherd

The Southern Heirs will be singing Homecoming Service at 10amCT on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Old Liberty Community Church, 5250 Hwy 92, Russell Springs, KY.

Pastor Craig Huddleston and the congregation welcome everyone.


2020-10-11 13:30:05 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Middle School SBDM Council meeting

By Rodney Morgeson, Principal
Adair County Middle School

Adair County Middle School will have a regular called SBDM Council meeting at 4pmCT on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, in the cafeteria at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY.


2020-10-11 06:35:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KSP: Tompkinsville murder suspects apprehended in California

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Tompkinsville, KY - On October 9, 2020 at approximately 7:15pm, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified that both suspects in a Tompkinsville murder case, 29 year old Edward Whitledge and 28 year old Kayla Spivey, had been located and arrested in Bakersfield CA.

Both suspects will be extradited back to Kentucky for charges in the murder of 19 year old Austin Copas and 20 year old Trevor Cleary in late September in Tompkinsville.

Earlier on CM: KSP: Suspects sought in Tompkinsville homicides


2020-10-11 06:34:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Shaurlene Cape, 66, Adair Co. native (1953-2020)

Shaurlene Cape, formerly of the Cundiff community in Adair County, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:07 P.M. at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was 66 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in Cundiff Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Tuesday.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy at Work guidelines.


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2020-10-11 06:28:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Governor's Saturday update: 1,002 new cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

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

"The number of positive cases is increasing at a troubling pace. We've had multiple week-over-week increases and we are at an all-time high here in Kentucky," said Gov. Beshear. "Don't fool around with this virus. Take steps to protect your health and the health of others: stay at least six feet from other people, wear a mask and wash your hands often."

Case Information
As of 3 p.m. Oct. 10, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 79,445 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 1,002 of which were newly reported Saturday. One hundred-eight of the newly reported cases were from children 18 and younger, of which 18 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest were three children, all of whom were 3 months old.

"It's past time for us to get back to the behaviors that we know curb the spread of this virus," added the Governor. "It's time to buckle down and treat this thing like the deadly disease that it is."


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2020-10-11 06:25:05 | Comments | Printable version

Outdoor Week chapel focuses on connections

By Scarlett Birge, student news writer
Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - "I've always loved the outdoors; it's something that was really instilled to me through my family," Trent Creason, director of student activities, said as he led the virtual chapel service from Clay Hill Memorial Forest for part of Campbellsville University's Outdoor Week.

"In the disconnect that the pandemic has caused, people have really been spending a lot more time outside and finding a way to connect to nature and even connect with others," he said.


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2020-10-11 06:24:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 11, 2020

When a lonesome friend
asks you for your company,
give what time you can.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 11 October 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3316


2020-10-11 06:22:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Prayers requested for family of miner killed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2020) - A 48-year-old coal miner was killed Friday at the Double Mountain Mining #3 "Strata" surface mine, in Fonde, Bell County.

Douglas Slusher, of Calvin, Kentucky, began his shift at 7:45 a.m. Friday morning, working as a hydro seeder. The eight-year mining veteran was struck in the chest at approximately noon when a coupling failed on the hydro gun he was operating. He was given CPR but was pronounced dead on site.


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2020-10-11 06:19:19 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 11
Happy Anniversary, John and Tiffany Sheham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Durham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashton Ryin Graham (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Grace Corbin (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Byam Tyler Carter (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Breeding | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ed Jessee | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Pelston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Venie Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthdday, Wendell Burton (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Herman Tutt, Milltown, Adair County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Stants, Campbellsville, KY (1936-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regena Beard, Taylor Co., KY native (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Hebrock, Liberty, KY (1953-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Houston F. Mizar, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Blades Adkins, Adair Co. KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gurie Marcelli, Columbia, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Eason, Adair Co., KY (1960-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cameron Tray'shawn Smith, 13, Campbellsville, KY (1999-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Lowell Wray, Burkesville, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Ree Wilcoxson, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Earl Roots, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lee Pogue, 92, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae G. Holt, 89, Russell Co., KY; Adair native (1926-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leslie (Tuger Bel) Whittle, 88, Russell Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Maurine Buis, Casey Co., KY (1928-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Roy, 61, Russell Springs, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Hamlett Armstrong, Adair Co., KY/Cumberland Co., native (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Vaughn, 76, Adair County, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Houk Dennison, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Marion (Buster) Giles, Jr., Adair County, KY (1961-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shila Lee Calhoun Stearman, Green Co., KY native (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jennifer Lynn Helvey, 35, Russell County, KY (1982-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rex Fisher, Russell County, KY (1927-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maedell Witty Wallace, of Metcalfe County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Bailey, Russell Springs, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmy Kittrell, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1950-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Khristoper Thomas Thompson, 17, Greensburg, KY (1998-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
10:00amCTHadley Community Church Homecoming | (ID:61084, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Lt. Colonel Gordon E. Smith, 92, Campbellsville, KY (1928-2020) | (ID:61052, Comment)

 



























 
 
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