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Budget Committee Meeting, Thu 7 Jan 2021

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee will meet at 9amCT on Thursday, January 7, 2021, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square Columbia, KY.

This meeting will NOT be open to the public due to the Governor's restrictions, however, the meeting will be broadcast on the Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook Page live for the public to view.


2021-01-05 16:22:30 | Comments | Printable version

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City Council holds first meeting virtually



2021-01-05 - City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo screen shot by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots met with City Council members via Zoom Monday night in an abundance of caution as we move through the pandemic. She hopes the February meeting can return to an in-person setting again in City Hall. Jason Rector has been the coordinator of the online meetings helping everyone stay connected.

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Nearly 54,000 more vaccine doses expected the week of Jan. 11

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on vaccination and contact tracing progress in the commonwealth.

"2021 is going to be the year that we defeat the coronavirus. It's going to take months. We are still going to sustain heartbreaking losses along the way. But vaccines are here. The first two that received emergency approval are highly effective. And I'm working day in and day out, along with the Department for Public Health and many others in state government, to get them out even faster," said Gov. Beshear. "That is my primary mission right now."

The Governor announced the state is expected to receive an additional 53,800 initial vaccine doses the week of Jan. 11: 27,300 from Pfizer and 26,500 from Moderna. Kentucky is also expected to receive 57,000 initial doses this week. These numbers do not include booster doses sent to Kentucky for people who have already received an initial dose.

At least 66,582 initial vaccine doses have already been administered in Kentucky.


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2021-01-05 16:20:39 | Comments | Printable version

ACES SBDM Council meeting, Tue 12 Jan 2021

By Sommer Brown, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School's regularly scheduled School-Based Decision Making Council meeting will be held at 4pmCT on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

The public may access the meeting with the following link:
meet.google.com/kbh-ftzv-dwb


2021-01-05 14:48:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Opinion: Fast-tracking Kentuckians from classroom to career

By Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

Frankfort, Ky - As lieutenant governor, secretary of the Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet, educator and mom, I believe every Kentuckian has the right to a world class education and high quality job training. We must do better to provide all Kentuckians the opportunity of transformational change - to attain a meaningful career, support their families, break the cycle of poverty and prosper.

Removing barriers which hinder educational attainment and workforce participation is critically important. These are the same barriers COVID-19 has exacerbated over the last ten months. There are too many jobs in Kentucky going unfilled because workers lack the training employers need. Not only is it important to address this issue because it is negatively impacting our state's ability to attract and retain businesses, it is also negatively impacting the quality of life of our family, friends and neighbors.

The Beshear-Coleman Administration is committed to raising wages, improving access to health care, creating a world-class public education system, protecting the retirements of our public servants, and living by example.


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2021-01-05 14:09:40 | Comments | Printable version

Is it time to legalize medical marijuana sales in KY?

By Linda Waggener

One thing Gov. Andy Beshear said he will propose to the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly to help move Kentuckyís budget forward is the legalization of medical marijuana.

He noted this in an interview with Renee Shaw on her KET Kentucky Tonight show Monday evening. He said he feels strongly the that this is what the majority wants, and, based on what other states are doing, personally believes it's the right thing to do now.

Remembering the healthy debate over whether or not to legalize the sale of alcohol here, I'd like to know what citizens of Adair and surrounding counties think on this similar issue - make the sale of marijuana legal with medical prescriptions and ABC oversight same as alcohol sales - or donít?


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2021-01-05 10:56:44 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County 4-H Cloverbuds Program Registration

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

Registration for the January 2021 4-H Cloverbud program is now being accepted. Cloverbuds is a program for youth 8 years old and under. There are two options for this month's program. We have an educational packet only, or a zoom program along with the educational packet. Please use the link to sign up for the January 4-H Clove buds program. The deadline to register is Friday, January 8, 2021.

Link to register: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57Mt4dbjzmQXAep


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2021-01-05 10:38:44 | Comments | Printable version

City Council holds first meeting of 2021

Columbia City Council held its first meeting of the new year Monday, January 3, 2021 via the Internet with all six Council members joining Mayor Pamela Hoots, City Attorney Derrick Helm, City Clerk Rhonda Loy, and Police Chief Jason Cross.

Robert Flowers was welcomed as the newly elected member taking the place of June Parson who retired at the end of the 2020 term. He joins returning Council Members Ronald Rogers, Sharon Payne, Craig Dean, Mark Harris and Linda Waggener.


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2021-01-05 06:50:53 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/4/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Most of our area schools are planning to return to some degree of limited in-person instruction over the next few days. This will increase the potential of significant community-spread. Therefore, it is more important than ever to vigilantly observe the guidance.

So, 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.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 11.2%.


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2021-01-05 06:15:39 | Comments | Printable version

Ricky Lee Tucker, 46, Russell Springs, KY (1975-2021)

Ricky Lee Tucker of Russell Springs passed away Monday, January 3, 2021, at his residence. He was 46 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. David Asberry officiating. Interment will follow in Jamestown City Cemetery, Main Street, Jamestown, KY.

Visitation will be 11amCT on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.


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2021-01-05 06:13:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Beth DeRossett Richardson, 83, Liberty, KY (1937-2021)

Beth DeRossett Richardson of Liberty passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at her home. She was 83 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from NoonET to 1pmET on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.


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2021-01-05 06:09:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Eric L. Kellogg, 52, Russell Springs, KY (1968-2021)

Eric L. Kellogg of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at his residence. He was 52 years old.

Care and Cremation were chosen.


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2021-01-05 06:05:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Betty Blair Smith, 88, Russell Co., KY (1932-2021)

Betty Blair Smith of Russell County passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at her home

A graveside service was held for the family.


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2021-01-05 06:00:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Alvin Gupton, 78, Campbellsville, KY (1942-2021)

Alvin Gupton of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. He was 78 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 3pmET on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. John Chowning. Burial will follow in Saloma Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 1pmET until 3pmET on Wednesday, January 6, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-01-05 05:54:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mostly cloudy today, high 42F

It's currently 41F at the Adair County Mesonet station, and it won't get much warmer. Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42 and northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 26F. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44F and calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy again, with an overnight low around 29F amd east wind around 6 mph.


2021-01-05 05:44:41 | Comments | Printable version

Kentuckians will receive vaccine in four phases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine and announced that Kentuckians will be inoculated in four phases.

The Governor said the state's goal is to administer 90% of all vaccine doses received in the state within seven days of arrival and that the newly announced additional phases provide clarity on when more Kentuckians can get the vaccine. The phases also help providers understand what order vaccines should be administered in, which is crucial if they are having challenges meeting the 90% weekly goal or if they have extra thawed vaccine.

The Governor said 60,414 vaccine doses have already been administered in Kentucky; 57,000 doses (27,300 from Pfizer and from 29,700 from Moderna) will be delivered this week.

"We've got to get these things out faster. I'm not OK with the pace that they are currently being provided. We have too many people out there who are rightfully anxious, and they need to see this whole country pick up the pace. We are certainly going to do it here in Kentucky," said Gov. Beshear. "Today we're going to talk about some changes we're making, some additional clarification, so if we ever have another case like those two stores that thaw too much vaccine again, they know exactly what population should get it."

The planned vaccination phases are:


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2021-01-05 05:42:11 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 5, 2021

To love is easy
but to understand is rare,
often lost in speech.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 5 January 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3402


2021-01-05 05:40:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 5 Jan 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 54 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No 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: 141 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-01-05 05:39:34 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 5
Happy Anniversary, Beth and Alan VanArsdale, (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, David and Karen Grigsby (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Donnie and Pattie Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Glen and Kathy Hunt (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tracy and Malissa McCarol (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Beverly Absher | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Maulden (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Byrd (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryan Caldwell (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Waggener | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Redmon (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eva Cooley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Bell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Cook (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lindsay and Lyle Miller (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pamela Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Ann Mayse | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sandra Strong | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rebecca Lynn (Beccy) Keith, Adair Co., KY (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack Mullins, Adair County, KY (1934 | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Frances L. Wilson, Adair Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy A Richardson, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Maglene Bean Davidson, Cumberland Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otha (Lonesome) Ingram, 73, Taylor County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Enola Holtman, 85, Russell County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Rondal Steven Patterson, 60, Campbellsville, KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mary Ann Roth, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ada Lou Bardin Pickett, 78, Green Co., KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Louise Maxey Brewington, 69, Cumberland County, KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Stanley Pace Keen, 73, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Seth D. Wade, 87, Taylor Co., KY; Russell Co. native (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lester (Dedi) Cundiff, Russell County, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stevie L. Peterson, 25, Russell Co., KY (1991-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garva Johnson, 79, Russell County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Renee Cowan, 47, Adair County, KY (1969-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Peggy Jean Beams, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Udell Lee Patterson, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co. KY native (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Sue Robertson, Russell County, KY (1949-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Jean Judd, Yosemite, Casey Co., KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna L. Walkup, Russell County, KY (1930-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Dale Bunch (1975-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlene Sexton, 80, Columbia, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Alan Wilson, 58, Russell County, KY (1961-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeanellia Kay 'Nell' Hudson, 71, Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Junior (Lewis) Black, 85, Windsor, KY (1934-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Wilcoxson Gilpin, 86, Taylor County, KY (1932-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sam Cowan, 85, Adair Co., KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Chapman, Edmonton, KY (1970-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard L. Phillips, Taylor Co. KY native (1942-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court Budget Committee Meeting (click for link) | (ID:61256, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:61285, Comment)

 



























 
 
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