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Thressia Louise Reece, 91, Metcalfe County, KY (1929-2020)

Thressia Louise Reece, 91, of Edmonton passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Glasgow.

She was born April 16, 1929 to the late Henry and Della Gibson Moss. Thressia grew up in Metcalfe County and attended the Chestnut Grove Christian Church. She married Louis K. "Bill" Reece and together along with their daughter Carolyn Page owned and operated Reece's Market just off the square in Edmonton.

Reece's Market was known as the place at lunch when you wanted a sandwich. Stools were provided behind the meat case where you could enjoy not only your sandwich but keep abreast of the local news talking to Thressia and the rest of the family.


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2020-11-17 19:25:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Wayne M. Beebe, Sr., 78, Liberty, KY (1942-2020)

Wayne M. Beebe, Sr., of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at his home. He was 78 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonET on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jimmy York officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Washington Baptist Cemetery, 6325 Scotts Ridge Road, Raywick, KY 40060, at 2pmET on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

The family will receive friends from 10amET to NoonET on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) when you arrive at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required.


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2020-11-17 16:44:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack: Kentucky headed for exponential spread

New restrictions expected Wednesday to help slow the rapid spread of COVID-19

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear again warned Kentuckians that they must take action to stop COVID-19, as cases are increasing rapidly in the commonwealth. Families, schools, businesses and community leaders should all come together and do their part.

"When we talk about our health care workers, we call them our front line of defense," said Gov. Beshear. "But really, they're our only line. We don't have back up. So if we are going to truly care about them and ensure there are enough doctors and nurses to help people who are sick, we have to lower community spread."

The White House Federal COVID-19 Report for Kentucky explained that "there is now aggressive, unrelenting, expanding broad community spread across the country, reaching most counties, without evidence of improvement, but rather further deterioration. Current mitigation efforts are inadequate and must be increased to sustain the health system for both COVID and non-COVID emergencies. We share the strong concern of Kentucky leaders that the current situation is worsening and that all Kentuckians need to do their part to stop the spread. The Governor's active measures are commended."

Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, shared new models that demonstrate how COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths will likely progress in the state if Kentuckians don't take action to flatten the curve.

He showed the success of Kentucky's Healthy at Home program and mask mandate in suppressing the virus and helping the state avoid an exponential increase in cases during the spring and summer. Unfortunately, he said without new action, Kentucky will likely see that exponential growth in cases in the fall and winter.


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2020-11-17 16:41:40 | Comments | Printable version

Regional Governors urge caution, safety ahead of holiday season

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and counterparts in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin ask everyone to follow medical experts' advice, do their part to protect front-line workers. Click "read more" to view the video:

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined a bipartisan group of governors in the region to encourage everyone to take safety precautions as we head into the holiday season to slow the alarming escalation of COVID-19.

Gov. Beshear - along with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers - appear in a social media video to encourage everyone across the region to take the COVID-19 threat seriously and remain safe.


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Governor's School for Entrepreneurs applications being accepted

Participants should apply for summer program by Jan. 25, 2021

By Kim Saylor Brannock

Frankfort, KY - The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a residential summer program where Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, has opened applications for its summer 2021 program. The 2021 GSE session will take place June 6 through June 26, 2021, at Northern Kentucky University. Students currently in 9th, 10th and 11th grade can apply at www.KentuckyGSE.com.

Applications are due by Jan. 25, 2021, and selections will be announced in April 2021. Students who attend GSE can earn high school class credits, scholarships to Kentucky colleges and universities and receive access to the tools necessary to start their own businesses.

"I'm very proud that Kentucky is one of only a handful of states that have a Governor's School for Entrepreneurs. In fact, we led the way when we established the first program of its kind in 2013, and we have helped other states start their own programs," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "So I hope our high school students will apply for this unique summer residential program that teaches them how to take their product or service idea from a thought to reality in three weeks and then pitch their idea to a panel of judges."


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2020-11-17 14:58:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Richard Lee Woodhouse, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1940-2020)

Richard Lee Woodhouse of Campbellsville passed away on November 16, 2020. He was 80 years old.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1pmET on Friday, November 20, 2020, at Campbellsville Baptist Temple, officiated by Pastor Jase Divens. Burial will follow in Otter Creek Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, with full military honors by Marion County Veterans Honor Guard

Visitation is requested from 11amET until 1pmET on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Campbellsville Baptist Temple.


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2020-11-17 13:28:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Legislative panel hears testimony in favor of gas tax increase

By Jordan Hensley, LRC

Frankfort, KY -- Two organizations representing Kentucky's cities and counties want lawmakers to make increasing the gas tax to improve roadways and bridges a legislative priority during the upcoming legislative session.

The Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) advocated for a gas tax increase during their presentations to the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government meeting today.

"In our members poll, a majority of them told us that more than 40% of the county roads are in need of moderate to significant repair and a quarter of our members said that more than 60% of their roads needed repair," said Madison County Judge-Executive and KACo President Reagan Taylor.


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2020-11-17 13:24:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

John Thomas Robertson, 83, Burkesville, KY (1937-2020)

John Thomas Robertson of Burkesville passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Cumberland County Hospital. He was 83 years old.

Cremation has been chosen and there will be no service at this time.


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2020-11-17 13:19:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Columbia Driver Licensing Office closure extended

Offices at Lexington, Columbia, Florence were among 7 closed last week, pending sanitization. Columbia's office could reopen by November 24, 2020.

By Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - Three Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) driver license offices that were closed last week due to cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) will remain closed longer than had been expected.

The offices are KYTC Regional Driver Licensing offices at Lexington and Columbia and a smaller, temporary field office at Florence.

Four other offices that were closed at the same time - in Jackson, Catlettsburg, Bowling Green and Owensboro - reopened today as scheduled, following sanitization in keeping with KYTC Heathy at Work guidelines.

"We initially thought, due to minimum exposure, all seven offices would be deep-cleaned and reopened after 72 hours," said Matt Cole, commissioner of the KYTC Department of Vehicle Regulation. "But we since have been advised of new standards by local health departments for contact, exposure and length of exposure that precludes reopening all the offices at once."


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2020-11-17 07:59:04 | Comments | Printable version

Remembering Jim Hadley who died from COVID-19

"...Thereís not been 10 minutes go by since youíve passed Iíve not talked to you. Iíll forever call your phone hoping youíll pick up. Iíll leave a message hoping youíll get back to me soon. Or wait for a reply to the many tests Iíll send..."

By Hunter Hadley

Son of Jim Hadley who died from COVID-19

November 11, 2020, 5:03amCT -- 24 hours ago I was pacing back and fourth in a hospital parking lot in the cold for hours, scared, frustrated, confused and worried.

24 hours ago I lost not only my Dad, but my best friend. The person who would always give me lectures, the person who would want the best for me in life, the person who always made sure I knew what I was capable of.


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2020-11-17 07:18:45 | Comments | Printable version

Repurposing is a lot of fun!

By Ralph Waggener
Trifecta Print and Design


Repurposing is a lot of fun! When I was walking through the press room, I saw a lot of grocery carts that we had repurposed by putting tops on them so we could use them for jobs in printing! Years ago, I was in Memphis, Tennessee at a printing business auction when I saw this idea where someone had added a top to a grocery cart, and I was hooked! I love anything with wheels on them.

Later, when the K and F Grocery closed their business, Norman Coomer bought all their grocery carts, I believe he gave $1.50 each for them! Later I was at his place getting something else when I spotted them and bought all of them for $3.00 each, at least I think that is what I paid! We got the carts home and figured a way to level them and cut boards to fit out of plywood and they are still working today!

Later, our IGA Grocery store bought new carts and I then bought all their old one's! Then, I was in Louisville where I went every Thursday to see my customers there and to deliver printing. I also bought printing supplies there and picked them up to save on shipping costs!


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2020-11-17 06:57:53 | Comments | Printable version

JOY Ministries receives largest gift in its history

The seven-year-old Adair County charitable organization, J.O.Y. Ministries, was pleasantly surprised to receive a $25,000 donation from Seeds of Hope, LLC, based in Russell County. The gift was made official Monday afternoon, November 16, 2020.

Faith Anderson, administrator of the Crisis Resource Center, said she was shocked last week when she opened the mail and saw the check.

J.O.Y. has never received such a large one-time donation. The organization plans to use the gift to fund one of several long-term growth projects that have been discussed.

They send their thanks to Seeds of Hope for this amazing gift and opportunity to grow the ministry!


2020-11-17 06:06:30 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD: Protect yourself, protect our hospitals

COVID-19 Public Information Brief 11/16/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Local data reveals that about 1 in 15 people who contract COVID-19 will be hospitalized. I spoke with a regional hospital director today who informed me that our area hospital capacity is becoming a very real concern. It isn't just a space issue, but also a staffing issue.

With COVID-19 being so wide-spread now in our area, state, and nation, there simply isn't enough medical staff to meet the increasing demand. When the added COVID-19 demand is combined with the usual seasonal surge in inpatient care, the numbers are looking grim. Plus, the hospitals to which our area would generally refer overflow patients to - such as those in Lexington and Louisville - are also becoming full.

At our present growth rate, our COVID-19 numbers are expected to double in just under a month. This means that two systems, the public health and hospital systems, which are already taxed to near capacity, will potentially face an overwhelming demand. In other words, it is past time for everyone to step-up their COVID-19 precautions.

For the first time in a while the local numbers are caught up enough so that the state and local incidence maps match. So, by both state and local numbers, we have 9 of our 10 counties in the "red-critical" range of community-spread. Only McCreary is in the "orange-accelerated" range, and it is 1 case per 100,000 away from also being in the red.

It is within our power to impact the spread of COVID-19. Businesses and schools should carefully follow the COVID-19 guidance. Too often we hear justification as to why the guidance shouldn't apply to their situations. Also, we as citizens need to step-up their compliance with masking and social distancing. Please, let's all 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.


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2020-11-17 06:03:09 | Comments | Printable version

Clear skies, high 50F today

It's currently 43F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 50F and northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, gusting as high as 21 mph.

Tonight will be clear, with a low around 25F and light and variable wind.

Wednesday will be sunny again, with a high near 53F and calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night will be clear, with a low around 34F and light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the evening.


2020-11-17 05:49:17 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 17, 2020

Go for the scissors
and what you easily cut
cannot be uncut.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 17 November 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3353


2020-11-17 05:46:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 17 Nov 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 39 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 2 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: 274 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-11-17 05:46:08 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 17
Happy Anniversary, Danny and Tina Kinser (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ajada Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Meads | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briley Melton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Furkins (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Denise Bagby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diane Murphy (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Stanley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Stanley Stotts | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Cromwells (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jake Nicholas Riddle (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeffrey Vorier | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Gibson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kailey Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matilda Myers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronald Kaluya | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra McCaffree Flickinger | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Seth Dunbar | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Mester | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Bunch (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trent Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wes Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gene Thomas Groves, Green County, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda K. (Pelston) Poynter, Edmonton, KY (1953-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester Clayton Sneed, Adair Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nolan Dick Richard, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis P. Neal, Russell Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles C. Cochran, Casey Co., KY native (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Powell, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Francis Garmon, Burkesville, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carldon H. Owens, Casey Co., KY 1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alverta (Bert) McGaha, Adair Co., KY (1916-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Wayne Harper, Barren Co., KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aaron (Big A) Floyd, Casey Co., KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith M. Davis, Casey County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine Rainwater, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Cecil VanArsdale, 74, Green County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colby Jade Thompson, Greensburg, KY (1994-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Johnson, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Westmoreland Wells, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Raymond W. Perkins, 73, Green Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Effie Oliver, 80, Eli, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adam S. Lawless, 39, Russell Co., KY (1976-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Jackie Andrew Perkins, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otis Terry, 89, Dunnville, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice D. Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luther Cox, Yosemite, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nita Faye Wells Loy, 93, Russell County, KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendell Edward (The Oxbaker) Bell, 40, Taylor County, KY (1975-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel N. Newton, 96, Metcalfe County, KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann White, 66, Metcalfe County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Breeding, Taylor/Adair/Estill Counties, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindy Luttrell Roy, 52, Casey County, KY, (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margo Crew Moore, 52, Liberty, KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Brown, 72, Taylor Co., KY native (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Marie Wise Cheatham, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Karen Calhoun, Green County, KY (1950-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Talmadge (Tab) Elton Rush, Summer Shade, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Riley White, Russell County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe David Bennett, 78, Russell County, KY (1941-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle Brown (1904-1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Todd Hall, Greensburg, KY (1959-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTDrop off boxes for Operation Christmas Child at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:61160, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Skylor Neal Turner, 30, Columbia, KY (1990-2020) | (ID:61183, Comment)
4:00pmCTACES SBDM Council meeting (click for link) | (ID:61172, Comment)

 



























 
 
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