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Court operations amended to address COVID escalation

By Leigh Anne Hiatt

Frankfort, KY - The Supreme Court has issued new mandates to govern court operations as nearly all 120 Kentucky counties are now in the COVID-19 red zone.

Citing the news that 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and health-care resources are becoming overwhelmed, Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said in an email to court personnel on Friday that it is imperative to restrict court activities now to protect the public and court staff from exposure.

"As I've said many times over the last few months, one of our guiding truths has been the involuntary nature of most court proceedings," he said. "People can choose whether to eat at a restaurant or go shopping, but in most instances they don't get to choose whether they go to court. We have a responsibility to do all we can to keep people from being exposed to a potentially fatal virus."

To address the surging cases, the Supreme Court has amended two orders to limit in-person proceedings and restrict access to judicial facilities. The first, Administrative Order 2020-71 (PDF), replaces Administrative Order 2020-63 in its entirety. The second, Administrative Order 2020-72 (PDF), replaces Administrative Order 2020-64 in its entirety. Both orders will become effective Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, and pertain to all 120 counties.

The new orders adopt as mandates many of the recommendations announced on Oct. 29, 2020, as counties began moving into the red zone. These including the following:

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2020-11-21 10:30:43 | Comments | Printable version

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OCC: Marilyn Turner makes last Saturday drop off

2020-11-21 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Marilyn Turner made the last OCC drop off of the day on Saturday morning. With 2 days of drop offs remaining, 1,656 boxes have been dropped off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene.

Boxes can be dropped off Sunday from 2pmCT to 4pmCT, and on Monday from 9amCT until 11amCT.

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Adair Co. artist featured at Kentucky Artisan Center

By George Kolbenschlag

Two sculptures by Adair County artist David Waltz are on display as part of the "Year of the Woman" art exhibit at Berea's Kentucky Artisans Center. The exhibit showcases art by sixteen Kentucky artists who have created new works that honor and are inspired by women of influence throughout history.

The "Year of the Woman," 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the United States' 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women's constitutional right to vote. The Kentucky Artisan Center celebrates the Year of the Woman with the exhibit which will be on display through December 31, 2020.

Waltz creates three-dimensional figurative sculptures, which are fired, then pit-fired to create a weathered look. All his functional and one-of-a kind pottery is made of stoneware clay and formed on a potter's wheel or by hand. These pieces feature glazes that are non-toxic and lead free. No two sculptures are the same.

Waltz's Heart's Image pottery and sculpture workshop and gallery, where his work can be viewed and purchased, are located on a 67-acre farm about eight miles west of Columbia off Kentucky Highway 80 at the end of G. Taylor Road. The gallery is open by appointment by calling (270) 250-8518.

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2020-11-21 08:44:48 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Why I wear a mask

Mary Knight writes:
Bravo, Joan M. Thank you for your well-expressed message on wearing a mask.
Comments re: Mask wearing in public - the Golden Rule

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Letter: The Golden Rule

George Kolbenschlag writes:
Well said, Joan M!
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Online-Only Worship Services at Trinity UMC

By Bro. Steve Pescosolido, Pastor
Trinity UMC

The leaders of Trinity UMC have prayed and discerned that the Lord is leading us to go to "online-only" services for the next three weeks. We believe our Bishop and our Governor have wisely and caringly asked us to do this and we felt the confirming direction from the Holy Spirit to do so.

Therefore, worship this Sunday will be one online service at 9:30amCT. Everyone is invited to "attend" and celebrate our unusual 2020 Homecoming Sunday. You can find our service at the church website: (click on the LIVE icon).

Our congregation has been deeply affected by COVID-19. We lost one member to death. One member barely survived. One member is still struggling to recover and three of our folks have moderate symptoms at home. We sure don't want this virus to spread.

We are praying for the healing of all those in our area who have COVID-19 along with protection for all the medical teams and public safety teams.

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LCDHD: Time to step up

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 11/20/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We agin have a record number of active cases, 1,126. All 10 of our counties remain solidly in the "red-critical" range of community-spread.

There is hope! It is within our power to impact the spread of COVID-19 before our medical infratructures become overwhelmed. Citizens, community-leaders, church-leaders, let's step-up or game. Please, let's everyone 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.

A close look at the numbers may appear that Russell and Adair are off. That is because one case from yesterday was moved from Russell to Adair.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 16 more cases today than we released historic cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 1126 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district's 10 counties. On 11/20/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1126.

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Haiku by Robert Stone for November 21, 2020

If you have the chance,
substitute a good drawing
for bad photograph.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 21 November 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3357

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 21
Happy Anniversary, Julius and Kelli Claypool (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Allen and Annette Rowe (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Barbara and Wayne Armitage (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gary and Ann Melton (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stick and Irene Harmon (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chloe Jade Bright (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Corbin (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Devin Scott Morris (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DJ Vertrees | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Drew Conn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James "Jimmy" Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jamie Smith (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beatrice Gosser Dykes, Russell Co., KY (1927-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Carroll Hunt, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elwood "Sonny" Burton (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alma Strange, 89, Adair Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella McKinney Ballou, Burkesville, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Pearl Graves, Cumberland Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Mat Feese, Adair County, KY (1915-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Freda Mace, 58, Taylor County, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Page Smith, Campbellsville, KY (1924 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elenoria Mae Light, Taylor County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth M. Hewitt, Cumberland Co., KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Sue Campbell, Adair Co., KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Melton, 73, Cumberland Co., KY (2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Blake Alexander Fudge, 21, Jamestown, KY (1993-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Ovalene Murrell Robison, 63, Columbia, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Stargel, 70, Adair Co., KY (1944-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Ann Moss, Adair County, KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Vera Mae Harris, Green Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine Spaw Hall, 90, Casey County, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby H. Waters, Taylor Co., KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee (Ray Dobber) Muse, Marrowbone, KY (1955-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Morgan Cundiff, 84, Liberty, KY (1933-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jackie Bailey, 71, Adair County, KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mark Lewis Hicks, 59, Burkesville, KY (1960-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020
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9:00amCTDrop off boxes for Operation Christmas Child at Wheet Fellowship Hall | (ID:61164, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Dora Mae Stone, 84, Columbia, KY (1936-2020) | (ID:61189, Comment)


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