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KY State Police hiring 34 telecommunicators

By Sgt. Billy Gregory

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky State Police (KSP) is seeking to train and hire 34 full-time and part-time Telecommunicator positions at 13 post locations across the commonwealth.

"Telecommunicators are the backbone of our law enforcement agencies," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "They are the vital link between our state troopers and the information needed to be effective and safe throughout their day-to-day operations. Kentuckians who want to make a positive and influential impact in their community are strongly encouraged to apply."

KSP recognizes the importance and significance of the Police Telecommunicator to both trooper and public safety by providing the training and equipment necessary for success, including a five-week paid training academy to become certified with the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.


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2021-01-12 16:25:43 | Comments | Printable version

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Phillip Coffey - an anniversary gift



2021-01-12 - Green County, KY - Photo from the author.
CHOMPING MY BITS FOR LAUGHTER
(Present for my wife, Billie on our anniversary)

Send me back for a moment to my days of innocence.
"Ike" was President - flocks of free roaming chickens.
Ever so careful with each step that was taken.
Now everyone totally coming unglued in every direction.

Plow mules out in the pasture - calmly at peace, grassing.
Tractors a rarity but protective neighbors so friendly.
Scarcely an unidentified car passenger - no drug trafficking.
Sitting in my 'Man Room' - 'chomping my bits' for laughter.

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Gov. Beshear announces 3,053 new COVID-19 cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 3,000 cases and shared more details on the state's unemployment one-time relief payment program.

"This is the fourth-highest Tuesday, it's higher than the last couple weeks, so we're trying to determine where these numbers are going," said Gov. Beshear. "We are sure that this is a surge caused by gatherings through the holidays, but there is a chance from what we are seeing in the data that while people gathered during the holidays, maybe now they've changed their behavior back to be being very careful. If that's the case, hopefully we'll see a leveling off, but only the data over the next week is going to let us know."


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2021-01-12 16:23:23 | Comments | Printable version

Margaret Laverne Kessinger, 74, Columbia, KY (1946-2021)

Margaret Laverne Harmon Kessinger of Columbia passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was 74 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bryan Roberts and Bro. Billy Hewitt officiating. The funeral will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook Page at 2pmCT on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Kessinger Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary 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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2021-01-12 16:20:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Harold Yarberry, 64, Columbia, KY (1957-2021)

William Harold Yarberry of Columbia passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021, at his residence. He was 64 years old.

Mr. Yarberry will be cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.


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2021-01-12 16:15:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting agenda

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 6pmCT on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. This meeting will not be open to the public due to the Governor's Executive Order, but will be streamed live via the Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook Page.

Meeting Agenda:


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2021-01-12 14:10:24 | Comments | Printable version

Helen F. Newton Vaughn, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2021)

Ms. Helen F. Newton Vaughn passed away on January 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Earl West. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 9amET until 2pmET on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-01-12 13:38:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Nadine Rafferty, 91, Louisville, KY (1928-2021)

Nadine Raffery of Louisville passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. She was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Ron Dooley. Burial will follow in Elk Horn Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 11amET on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


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2021-01-12 13:35:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Wanted: female kitten to live in good home

Wanted: female kitten to live in good home. Nan Fudge asked if Columbia Magazine would share that she'd like to adopt a female kitten, under a year old, to become a resident of her Hardscratch, Kentucky home.

She loves pretty kittens, especially the color white. This kitten will be free to go in and out if it wants, but will always stay inside at night. She knows about giving good care to cats because she had one that lived to over 20 years old.

Nan said she first checked with the Green River Animal Shelter, thinking they usually have plenty of kittens, however at this time they are out. Please call 270-378-6052 if you have, or know of, a kitten she might have.

Also Nan received her COVID-19 vaccination today. She feels fine and highly recommends it. She qualified for the early vaccination because she works with the Adair food pantry. She said that she believed it was good common sense to get the vaccine and is glad she did.


2021-01-12 11:18:57 | Comments | Printable version

Safe-cation with the 2021 KY Official Visitor's Guide

By Danielle Jones/Angela Blank

Frankfort, KY - Governor Andy Beshear joined leadership from the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet to announce the unveiling of the 2021 Kentucky Official Visitor's Guide. With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic now within reach, state officials are preparing to welcome visitors back to the commonwealth as vaccinations are distributed nationally.

In response to the nation's ongoing battle with the COVID-19, this year's cover highlights Kentucky's immense landscape of outdoor recreation as part of a continued effort to promote safe travel opportunities that allow for social distancing. Following the advice of federal and state public health officials, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited leisure travel throughout the nation. Kentucky has been proactive by promoting outdoor recreation in an effort to sustain the travel industry and offer safe travel opportunities.

"The tourism and hospitality industry plays a critical role in helping generate revenue for Kentucky's economy," said Governor Andy Beshear. "As our nation continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of safe vacations and travel has become critically important. Kentucky is fortunate to have an immense landscape of outdoor recreation and beauty, which has positioned our tourism industry at advantage to recover from these unprecedented times."


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2021-01-12 10:03:26 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD: Shifting to Phase 1b

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/11/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

For most of the counties in our district, we have largely attended to the Phase 1a demand. We are ready to shift to Phase 1b. We have begun preliminary work with health partners and the schools to vaccinate school staff and have begun planning to vaccinate those 70 and over. However, we are still not authorized to order Phase 1b vaccine. Even when we do, it will likely trickle in resulting in it taking several weeks to work through Phase 1b.

For now , 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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2021-01-12 10:00:50 | Comments | Printable version

Grant opportunities for KY farmers and restaurants

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Several grant funding opportunities are open at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced.

"The Kentucky Department of Agriculture offers a number of grant funding opportunities to support farmers, restaurants, and research institutions every year," Commissioner Quarles said. "These grant programs are more important than ever before as we support our farm community in rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic."


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2021-01-12 09:58:07 | Comments | Printable version

Taylor Co. residents over 70 can register for Phase 1b

A helpful reader sends this link to the form for Taylor County residents over the age of 70 to register for Phase 1b Covid-19 vaccination at Taylor Regional Hospital:

ptserver.fasthealth.com.


2021-01-12 09:51:06 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Sheriff's Department Activity for December, 2020

The Adair Co. Sheriff's Department has released its Monthly Activity Report for December, 2020:
  • 11 Warrants of Arrest Served
  • 12 Criminal Cases Opened
  • 1 Call Response Reports Written
  • 5 Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
  • 14 Non-Injury Accidents Worked
  • 3 Injury Accidents Worked
  • 2 Out of County Transports
  • 29 Citations Written For Criminal Activity
  • 20 Civil Process Papers Served
  • 2 Criminal Summonses Served
  • 60 Subpoenas Served
  • 198 Hours of Court Security Provided
  • 466 Vehicle Inspections Done
  • 10 Animal Complaints
  • 10 Motor Assists
  • 568 911 Calls (18 Alcohol/Drug-Related)


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2021-01-12 08:06:49 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Gov. Beshear announces 2,085 new COVID cases

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, condemned domestic terrorism and said General Assembly actions that would significantly limit the state's ability to fight the deadly virus are dangerous and unfeasible.

"We've seen some bills move through the General Assembly that attempt to create new ways of addressing the coronavirus," said Gov. Beshear. "One bill that passed attempted to put U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines into law as the law that could be enforced. Today I received a letter from Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, cautioning against this."

"I want to make it clear that CDC guidance should not be interpreted as regulation; rather, they are meant as recommendations. It should be used in consideration for specific state and/or local regulations, but this guidance is meant to be flexible and adaptable," Dr. Redfield said. "It is not meant to be prescriptive or interpreted as standards that can be regulated."

The CDC consistently has backed the effectiveness of Gov. Beshear's restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in restaurants and bars, gyms, schools and other venues.


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2021-01-12 06:43:19 | Comments | Printable version

Lindsey Wilson College Blood Drive, Wed 27 Jan 2021

By Brooke Lee

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Lindsey Wilson College in the Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 388-398 Williams St. Columbia, KY, from 10amCT to 4pmCT on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

All presenting donors will be entered to win a Super Bowl LVI getaway, plus, a chance to win a Big Game at home package, which includes a 65-inch television and $500 gift card to put towards food and fun!

Appointments are needed. Schedule online or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


2021-01-12 06:39:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Gradually clearing skies today, high 44F

It's currently 24F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Skies will be cloudy through mid morning, then gradually clear, with a high near 44F. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be clear, with a low around 25F and south wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 49F and southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 29F and south wind 6 to 8 mph.


2021-01-12 06:31:23 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 12, 2021

Let us make a pact
that we never say good-bye
but just smile and go.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 12 January 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3409


2021-01-12 06:28:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 12 Jan 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 103 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 2 events Circuit Court. 42 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 15 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 69 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-01-12 06:28:30 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 12
Happy Birthday, Betty Coop | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Neat | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carol Sue Bennett (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cloie Grace Grider (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cole Cooper (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derek Bailey (1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Guy Babin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, JW Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patty Green | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Paul William Bowling (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ralph Hadley (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rickianne Rogers (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rickianne Rogers and Becky Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheavon Curry Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Treyton Grant (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merribeth L. Cahoe, Columbia, KY (1951-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Golen Burton, Adair Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kimble (Pete) Gilpin, Columbia, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Hamon, 85, Russell County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel Cundiff, 89, Russell County, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Miller, Knifley, KY (1934-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mattie Collins, Adair County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice L. Gaskins, 87, Russell County, KY (1927-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Shofner, Taylor County, KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Katherine Wayne, Taylor County, KY (1919-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Norris, 72, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn Holt, Russell Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Sue Bennett, 60, Adair Co., KY (1955-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhoda Mary Jandt, 81, Metcalfe Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John C. Sandlin, 82, Adair Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Richard Goodhue, Cumberland County, KY (1935-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doug Franklin, 57, Cumberland Co., KY (1959-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paul Dexter Beard, 71, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eudell Montgomery, 81, Green County, KY (1937-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rhonda (Fudge) Shelton, Adair County, KY (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bowie Lee Rice (2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amanda Hilary Bell, Casey County, KY (1982-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Caroline Sue Scott, 68, Greensburg, KY (1952-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clara Lee Hall Wright, Taylor Co., KY (1914-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edward Herfel, Russell Co. KY, (1923-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hylma Minor, 94, Mannsville, KY (1925-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iva Dean Luttrell, 89, Liberty, KY (1930-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeremy Norris, 23, Adair County, KY (1993-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce Furkins, 73, Adair County, KY (1946-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Porter, 89, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Glenn Wooldridge, Russell Co., KY (1943-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Hilary Underwood Sr, Summer Shade, KY (1936-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie L. Pruitt, 70, Greensburg, KY (1949-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Gregg Young, Sr., Hardin County, KY (1934-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willard Bennett, 68, Greensburg, KY (1951-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory, Dallas Elmore, 72, Casey Co. native | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:61286, Comment)
10:00amCTOpen House for Shanti Niketan Hospice Home, Glasgow | (ID:61300, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Bruce Edward Conover, 64, Brandenburg, KY (1956-2021) | (ID:61306, Comment)
4:00pmCTACES SBDM Council meeting (click for meeting link) | (ID:61297, Comment)
Adair County Middle School SBDM Council meeting | (ID:61304, Comment)
5:00pmCTAdair Co. Primary Center SBDM Council meeting (click for link) | (ID:61276, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court meeting (click for link and agenda) | (ID:61291, Comment)

 



























 
 
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