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Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Governor: More than 10K new COVID-19 cases in two days

By Crystal Staley/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth's second-highest daily report - yesterday's report was the highest-ever - and the state's highest positivity rate since May 5.

The Governor has announced 10,653 cases in just two days.

"We are in a dangerous place. It is now clear that we are seeing an escalation related to holiday gatherings. This is not the time to make it harder to react to this virus when it may be surging again," said Gov. Beshear. "We have to have the tools to fight back.

"Wear your masks all the time when you are indoors and there is anybody else there who is from outside your household. At this point, do it for your own safety. That's what we need to do to get through these next couple months. Over the last two days, we have vaccinated 32,524 Kentuckians. We are ready to defeat this virus and we need to make sure we protect our people while we do."

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


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2021-01-07 16:32:11 | Comments | Printable version

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Ricky Melson, 57, Jamestown, KY (1963-2021)



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Willie York, 82, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2021)

Willie York of Russell Springs passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his residence. He was 82 years old.

Graveside services will be announced at a later date.


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2021-01-07 16:29:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ricky Melson, 57, Jamestown, KY (1963-2021)

Ricky Melson of Jamestown passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at UK Hospital. He was 57 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Eugene Tiller officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, West Highway 80, Russell Springs, KY.

Visitation will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.


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2021-01-07 16:25:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Linda Kathleen Rodgers, 71, Liberty, KY (1949-2021)

Linda Kathleen Rodgers of Liberty passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at her residence. She was 71 years old.

Cremation Rites were honored by Bartle Funeral Home.


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2021-01-07 16:20:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Mary Harris, 97, Columbia, KY (1923-2021)

Mary Harris of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY. She was 97 years old.

Funeral services will be held at NoonCT on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Peaceful Acres Cemetery in Harlan County, KY.

Visitation will be on Monday after 10amCT at the funeral home.

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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2021-01-07 16:13:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Camp Casey 21st CCLC resumes on January 11

By Dana Harmon

21st CCLC Camp Casey at Adair County Primary Center will resume on Monday January 11, 2021. Your child will continue to stay afterschool on the same schedule as in Fall semester.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Camp Casey, changing your child's schedule or transportation, you may contact Mrs. Dana at 270-384-7633 or email dana.harmon@adair.kyschools.us

I am excited to see all our kiddos in person again!!!


2021-01-07 11:51:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

What are your sensory needs for happiness?

By Linda Waggener

Granddaughter Hailey called to interview me as part of her third grade science class work this morning. She had to interview three people with the question, "What are your sensory needs that help you focus?"

We talked about the five basic senses - smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight.

Sight was my choice, thinking of how much sunshine helps me focus - I'm always amazed at how easy it is to remember gratitude when the sun is out vs. how my thoughts have to wander around a while before I remember to focus on gratitude on very gray days.

What are your sensory needs for better focus and joy?


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LWC Men's Basketball travels to Martin Methodist Thursday

By Kyrin Mayfield

Pulaski, TN - Currently in the heart of Mid-South Conference play, the Lindsey Wilson men basketball team heads south to play Martin Methodist (Tenn.) with tip-off slated for 5:30 p.m. CT.

Having lost four straight games, the Blue Raiders (3-6, 1-5 MSC) hope to get back into the win column against a tough Martin Methodist team.


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2021-01-07 09:37:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Ball Corp. to create nearly 200 jobs in Bowling Green

By Crystal Staley/Jack Mazurak

Frankfort, KY - Companies continue to create high-paying jobs for Kentuckians, as Gov. Andy Beshear, local and corporate leaders today announced Ball Corp. plans to create approximately 200 high-wage positions with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green to produce recyclable aluminum ends for the company's beverage can customers.

"As we enter the new year, we will continue to focus our economic development efforts on sustained job and wage growth across the commonwealth," Gov. Beshear said. "This announcement of Ball Corp.'s new aluminum can end production facility in Warren County creating nearly 200 high-wage jobs is a major step toward securing a better future for Kentuckians. I want to thank Ball for this commitment to the workforce in and around Warren County, and I look forward to the company becoming part of Team Kentucky."

Ball executives expect to immediately start site preparation in the Kentucky Transpark to build a 500,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to begin production in early 2022. The operation - Ball's first in the state - would provide capacity to supply aluminum ends to Ball's expanding North American network of beverage can manufacturing plants. Company leaders plan to begin hiring later this year, and the facility ultimately will create nearly 200 jobs over the next five years. Positions will include production technicians, industrial electricians, machinists, material handlers and leadership and support staff roles.


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2021-01-07 09:36:09 | Comments | Printable version

Open House for Shanti Niketan Hospice Home

By Stacey Biggs

The T.J. Community Mission Foundation Board members are pleased to announce an Open House for the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home on Tuesday, January, 12, 2021, from 10amCT to 6pmCT.

Registration is required to attend so that social distancing guidelines are observed. You can register at tjregionalhealth.org/calendar or by calling 270.651.4348.

The 10,400 square foot facility is located at 1020 Glenview Drive, Glasgow, KY, and includes 8 inpatient rooms, kitchen and living spaces, private areas for families and guests along with access to a private patio.

T.J. Community Mission Foundation Past Chairman Bill Prather stated, "We are so pleased to see construction of the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home complete. It will be a blessing to many families in the years to come. We deeply thank all that have contributed time and financial resources towards making this day a reality."


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2021-01-07 08:14:26 | Comments | Printable version

Thank you from the family of Blake Martin

Thank you seems so inadequate for the many, many acts of kindness shown to our family at the time and since the passing of our Blake. The many calls, texts, Facebook posts, food, cards, offers to help at funeral home but most importantly the prayers were so much appreciated.

This community and area has once again amazed us with the amount of donations to the Asher and Avery Education Fund (which Blake would be very proud of). To Pastor Aaron, Bro. Al, Pastor Randy & Bro. Bobby the service was perfect. To Dr. Stephens, Chad Parnell and others that made it possible for the visitation and service to be in the High School gym, we thank you.

Life will never be the same without Blake but the memories we have and the joy of watching his sons grow will sustain us. Please continue to pray for all of us.

Sincerely,
Haley, Asher, Avery, David, Cathy, McKenzie and the entire Blake Martin Family


2021-01-07 08:09:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: The perfect gift

Previous Column: Happy anniversary

By Carol Perkins

When the box arrived on our garage steps, Guy set it on the couch. "You expecting anything?"

I was expecting many things via UPS the week before Christmas, but nothing in a box that large. Often the box is larger than the product, so I was sure it was a set of Legos or a combination of many small items. Assuming it wasn't something I needed immediately, I walked by most of the day.

The phone rang a few hours later. "If you get a box don't open it," our son Jon said. "Does the box give away what is inside?" There was nothing on the box other than Amazon. We were now curious, but we could never have guessed.

Jon chose the perfect gift. It is stubborn, has a mind of its own, does not obey orders, and when it gets stuck refuses to back off.


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2021-01-07 07:07:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

LCDHD: Cases surging again

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/6/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Cases are starting to surge again at the state and local level. This could be a result of holiday gatherings. We have had 58 cases so far that report attending a Christmas gathering. With the return of some degree of in-person school instruction, the next few weeks may continue to see increased case numbers. 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 touching our faces.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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.


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2021-01-07 06:57:01 | Comments | Printable version

Cloudy and windy today, high 40F

It's currently 32F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be cloudy today, with the high reaching near 40F and east wind 8-11mph, gusting as high as 21mph.

Tonight will bring cloudy skies, with a 40 percent chance of rain changing over to snow around 4amCT. The overnight low will be around 29F, with northeast wind 8-10mph, gusting as high as 20mph.

Friday will be partly sunny, with a slight chance of early morning snow flurries changing to sprinkles by NoonCT. Friday's high will be 37F, with north wind 6 to 9 mph.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 25F and northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.


2021-01-07 06:53:15 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 7, 2021

What magic is made
when the right words are wedded
describing places.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 7 January 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3404


2021-01-07 06:49:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 7 Jan 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, January 7, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 42 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 6 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-01-07 06:48:10 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: in favor of legalization years ago

Joyce M. Coomer writes:
Should have been done in the United States 50 years ago. - JMC
Comments re: Is it time to legalize medical marijuana sales in KY?


2021-01-07 05:29:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 7
Happy Anniversary, James E. and Patricia Bennett (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Cash | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clarence Steve Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Colby Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Collin Curry (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dana Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Coenen | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Felicia Morgan (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Franklin (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Feese. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Josh Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kara Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Krishana Lynne Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melinda Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim L. Baker (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George William Beard, Adair Co., KY (1929-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steller Reliford, Adair County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Snow Hadley, 88, Adair Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William J. (Bill) Wesley, Casey Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas White, 94, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maurice Atchley, 74, Russell Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Jean Groce Riddle, 76, Summer Shade, KY (1939-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rondal Dale (Ronnie) Walker, 62, Glasgow, KY (1953-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Veston Stephens, 87, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Trammell, 82, Waynesburg, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dellar (Loy) Cheatham, 93, Adair Co., KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy F. Hawkins, 59, Russell County, KY (1958-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Conway Bledsoe, 83, Adair County, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard (Tubb) Gaskins, 58, Russell County, KY (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Shanklin, 84, Casey County, KY (1934-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christine Shipp Druien, Taylor County, KY (1932 - 2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clarence (P.I.) Fair, Casey County, KY (1933-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coakley L. Matney, Campbellsville, KY (1923-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darien McKenzie, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy Brown, Hustonville, KY (1922-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edmon Bryant (1856-1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elbert Stephens, 83, Russell County, KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Carman McElroy, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Marie Grimsley, Russell Springs, KY (2011-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shillard (Jack) Dunbar, 82, Nancy, KY (1931-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Lou Houk Armstrong, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1952-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court Budget Committee Meeting | (ID:61298, Comment)
NoonCTIn Memory Birthday Tina Roberts, 85, Adair County, KY | (ID:61301, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Betty Lou Thorne Burton, 88, Columbia, KY (1932-2020) | (ID:61293, Comment)
Services for Zelma Sneed, 93, Columbia, KY (1927-2020) | (ID:61295, Comment)

 



























 
 
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