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Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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Gov. Beshear: More than 5,000 new cases in record daily report

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the highest-ever daily report of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth and the highest positivity rate since May 5.

"Today's numbers show how critically important a centralized effort and response is to defeating this virus," said Gov. Beshear.

Before announcing today's COVID-19 report, the Governor released a statement on the events unfolding at the United States Capitol that you can view here: www.youtube.com.

He said Kentuckians can watch his joint State of the Commonwealth and budget address tomorrow night at 7pmET via his Facebook and YouTube channels, where closed captions are also available. For full coverage, Kentuckians can tune to Kentucky Educational Television.


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2021-01-06 18:31:45 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Kentucky: Sunset over Eastern Adair County



2021-01-06 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Tommy Bailey.
Photographer Tommy Bailey captured this lovely sunset tonight, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

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Mattie Grace Taylor, 93, Jamestown, KY (1927-2020)

Mattie Grace Taylor of Jamestown passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, at her residence. She was 93 years old.

Graveside Services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Greens Chapel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY.


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2021-01-06 16:25:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Comer: DC rioting completely unacceptable

Washington, D.C. – In a press release, First District Representative James Comer has denounced outrageous rioting and violence in the Nation's capitol this afternoon:
“At this time, my staff and I are safe and I am in an undisclosed location after evacuating the House floor when protestors made their way inside the Capitol. The outrageous rioting and violence taking place at the Capitol Building is completely unacceptable and not who we are as a nation of law and order. Mob violence is wrong regardless of political affiliation.” --Congressman James Comer


2021-01-06 16:16:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Move to establish prevailing wage for tobacco farm workers

By Kevin Kinnaird

Frankfort, KY - In a step toward establishing a prevailing wage for tobacco farm workers, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today launched an online survey to gather information about how much employers paid them in the 2020 crop year.

Tobacco growers can access the survey by clicking here: www.surveymonkey.com, or by visiting the page for Agriculture workers on the Kentucky Career Center's website.

With sufficient participation by tobacco growers, the survey will determine the prevailing wage in the Commonwealth for piece (or per unit) rates offered by employers that employ H-2A visa workers for cutting tobacco and other tobacco-related tasks. A prevailing wage rate is defined by the U.S. Department of Labor as the average wage paid to similarly employed workers in a specific occupation in the area of intended employment.

The survey is voluntary, takes only a moment to complete, and will be available for 90 days.


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2021-01-06 13:50:02 | Comments | Printable version

CU releases adjusted schedule for spring 2021 semester

By Ariel Emberton

Campbellsville University's administration has announced the adjusted academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester that runs Jan. 12-May 1, 2021.

Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the spring 2021 semester will have a unique schedule for the term. Residence halls will open Jan. 9, 2021 with a staggered move-in system for resident students, much like the fall semester.

"The spring 2021 semester will resemble fall 2020," Hedgepath said. "In consideration for the wellbeing of the Campbellsville University family, elimination of spring break is necessary to limit travel during the semester."


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2021-01-06 13:47:06 | Comments | Printable version

2021 Pesticide Applicator Training

By Nick Roy, Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources
Adair County Extension Office

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a virtual pesticide applicator training via Zoom at 6pmCT on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

To participate, you must pre-register at uky.zoom.us.


2021-01-06 13:43:21 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Applauds push for medical legalization

Larry Clark writes:
I understand that you don't understand why anyone would want to make cannabis legal. Maybe you or no one in your family has had a chronic pain condition. Whereas me speaking for myself I found that cannabis while not to be the best pain killer, but that it allowed me to deal with my life-long pain situation better than any pain killer prescription.

No matter how many times I may try and explain why cannabis should be legal for medical reasons you probably still wouldn't understand. In conclusion I applaud Governor Andy Brashear on his stance to bring legal cannabis to Kentucky. Thanks --Larry
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2021-01-06 13:40:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Kentucky Vaccine Phase 1 - A, B, C Reference

Are you wondering who is included in those first phases of vaccine rollout? Kentucky offers the following guidance on who is included in the term "essential worker."

Frontline Essential Workers:
  • Healthcare Personnel
  • First Responders (Firefighters, Police)
  • Corrections
  • Education (teachers, support staff, daycare)
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • U.S. Postal service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

Other Essential Workers:
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction)
  • Finance
  • IT & Communication
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Legal
  • Public Safety (Engineers)
  • Water & Wastewater


2021-01-06 13:38:33 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Bowling set for Bowling Green Baker Shootout Thu/Fri

By Brady Budke

The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's bowling teams are set to begin 2021 at the Mid-South Conference Bowling Green Baker Shootout Thursday and Friday at Southern Lanes in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The two-day tournament will be the first of the season for both the men's and women's programs.

The women are set to bowl on Thursday beginning at 10amCT, while the men will begin action on Friday at 10amCT.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Mid-South Conference will not be allowing fans into Southern Lanes for this event. The conference will post final results on its website following the conclusion of the shootout.


2021-01-06 11:18:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Bina Marcene Hoover Bean, 83, Columbia, KY native (1937-2021)

Bina Marcene Bean, 83, of Oak Forest, IL and formerly Campbellsville, KY, passed away on January 3, 2021 in Orland Park, IL.

A public graveside service will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Haven Hill Cemetery, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating.

A walk-thru visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:30amCT until 1:30pmCT at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.


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2021-01-06 11:15:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Against legalizing marijuana

Martha Berry writes:
I have never understood the logic behind wanting to legalize marijuana. Using the fact that legal as the reason it should be legal. So we legalize one mind bending drug because there are other mind bending drugs that are legal??? Great logic.
Comments re: Is it time to legalize medical marijuana sales in KY?


2021-01-06 09:58:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Is it time to legalize medical marijuana sales in KY?

Melissa writes:
I absolutely support legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana sales. As a middle-aged woman with chronic pain who relies on prescription medications that can cause both liver damage and bone loss with long-term use, I believe I could get pain relief from CBD oil or marijuana without the potential side-effects.

Washington state collected nearly $350 million in legal marijuana income and license fees in 2019. I would say that is a good reason for KY to legalize medical marijuana, at the very least, as well as offering people an option besides prescription drugs that can cause lasting effects or addiction.
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2021-01-06 09:55:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Letter: Legalize the weed!

William Rembis writes:
Legalize weed already! This is a no-brainer. Look at what other states such as Colorado are doing. Number one, decriminalize it. Free up valuable space in the jails. Have law enforcement work on more pressing "real" crimes; violent crimes and theft for example. Number two; Allow the regulated and TAXED sale of marijuana for medicinal AND recreational use. This generates revenue for the state obviously, but also takes some of the control of the business side from cartels and street dealers and puts it in the hands of regulated brick and mortar dispensaries which are monitored by the state. It works in about 2 dozen other states and the sky has not fallen.

It's time to abandon the antiquated viewpoint (among others) that marijuana is a horrible drug when it isn't. No one has ever overdosed on weed. That's a fact. To classify weed as a "harmful drug" akin to addictive and overdose inducing drugs such as heroin, cocaine or meth is completely false.
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2021-01-06 08:43:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Quarles: Reform needed to protect agriculture community

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles today announced his support moving management of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund from the Governor's Office to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

"2020 was a wild year, not just because of the coronavirus pandemic," Commissioner Quarles said. "We saw executive power expanded and the public and the agriculture community shut out of decisions made by the Governor's Office. That's why today I am announcing my support for Senate Bill 3, which will protect Kentucky's agricultural community by moving the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund from the Governor's Office to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the home of our farm community. This idea has long been a subject of discussion in agriculture circles and consensus has emerged in the last year that this is a reform whose time has come."

Senate Bill 3 will attach the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB) and the Kentucky Agriculture Finance Corporation (KAFC) to the KDA. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Paul Hornback is the lead sponsor for the bill, which he introduced today.


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2021-01-06 08:40:20 | Comments | Printable version

Paul J. Davis, 95, Campbellsville, KY (1925-2021)

Paul J. Davis of Campbellsville passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was 95 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. Dwayne Norman. Burial will follow in Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitaton is requested from 10amET until 11amET on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-01-06 08:37:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Medical marijuana

Josh writes:
It is well beyond time to legalize marijuana both medicinally and recreationally. Their are far worse things being prescribed by doctors and the health risks compared to alcohol and tobacco are basically non existent, comparably speaking.
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2021-01-06 06:37:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mostly cloudy today, high 42F, chance of snow Thursday night

It's currently 31F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42F and northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 27F. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy again, with a high near 41F and east wind 7 to 10 mph.

Thursday night will bring a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers. It will be cloudy, with an overnight low around 29F and northeast wind around 7 mph.


2021-01-06 06:33:06 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD: Currently in Phase 1a of vaccine distribution plan

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/5/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We are being inundated with phone calls, and messages about the COVID-19 vaccine. Rather than calling or sending us messages, please read our Daily Brief and social media posts for the very latest information.

LCDHD is currently operating in Phase 1a of our COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This includes vaccines for healthcare workers and first responders. We are not pre-registering for future vaccination phases at this time, as vaccines are not readily available. Please follow this website and the LCDHD social media sites such as Facebook for details about future vaccine availability once additional vaccine is received. Also, don't forget about the contract with Walgreens and CVS pharmacies to vaccinate the long-term care facilities and personal care homes -- residents and staff.

Soon, hopefully sooner than later, we will be able to move to Phase 1b when our communities receive vaccine for the 70+ age group. In case the local health departments receive some of those vaccines, we are actively planning how to make these appointments once we know how much vaccine is available. Also, we are actively working with community partners to coordinate the vaccination of school employees.

New cases are still very high, and our area mortality, and hospitalization rates remain high. 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.


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2021-01-06 06:25:43 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 6, 2021

Fairyland is hope
where you can find everything
human heart desires.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 6 January 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3403


2021-01-06 06:20:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 6 Jan 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 73 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 19 events District Court.
  • Green County: 66 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 81 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 101 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-01-06 06:16:43 | Comments | Printable version

Campbellsville F-R provides 2020 annual report

2020 Annual Report
By Chief Chris Taylor, Campbellsville Fire-Rescue


2020 what a year... right? We want to be the first to thank you for your support during this difficult year. Our team has faced increased concerns this year with COVID-19 just like everyone else has. Every run our members think, "is this the time that I contract the virus? What if I bring it home to my family?" That is the harsh new reality that we lived in 2020.

Who would have thought we would close out 2020 with a historic massive fire at a 120,000 sq ft facility with over 100 firefighters on scene from 13 different departments. One thing is for sure about the year 2020, our team has been focused on service to the community just like it did in 1914 when the department was created.


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2021-01-06 06:11:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 6
Happy Birthday, Austin Arnold (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Rodgers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Wethington | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James P. Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jerry Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Riley Grace Roy (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sonia and Tonia Helm | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Roach, Adair County, KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Lawless, Jamestown, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert (Bobby) Aaron, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marguerite Dudley, Adair Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary J. Pike Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertha Mae Loyall, Taylor County, KY (1914) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lacy Brinton, 27, Russell County, KY (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amy Spears, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Bault Watkins, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Robin Lynn Raynor, Taylor Co., KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jon E. Frederick, 70, Cumberland Co., KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Alice Sneed, Adair County, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul J. Montgomery, 72, Casey County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Reynolds Young, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith Murphy Grimes, Casey Co., KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Mattie Absher Lawhorn, Columbia, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Viers, 64, Elk Horn, KY (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Cundiff, 81, Adair County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth (Betty) Benson, Russell County, KY (1931-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret A. Bell Pickett, 79, Jamestown, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Smith, Cumberland Co., KYh (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arnell Hammonds, 88, Casey Co., KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Scott Grider, Jamestown, KY (1960-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Emma Jeanne McKinley, 92, formerly of Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marion Suvanna Cochran, 73, Liberty, KY (1947-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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2:00pmCTServices for Charlene Roberts King, 64, Cleves, OH (1956-2020) | (ID:61281, Comment)

 



























 
 
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