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LWC Softball ranked No. 3 in NAIA Coaches Poll

By Kyrin Mayfield

The Lindsey Wilson softball team earned the No. 3-ranking in the NAIA Coaches' Top-25 Preseason Poll, announced by NAIA officials Wednesday morning.

The Blue Raiders received 460 points. Last season, Lindsey Wilson ranked fifth in the preseason poll and climbed up to third after a 12-1 start before the remaining schedule was canceled due to COVID-19.

Campbellsville (KY) joins Lindsey Wilson as the only other Mid-South Conference member to be included in the top-25. The Tigers received 317 votes and sit in the No. 11 spot.


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2021-01-13 20:17:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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2021-01-13 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Barkley Hancock.
Sweet Beagle-like dog came venturing down the road and has taken up residence. We are sure he has someone who is missing him. If this is your dog please call 270-405-7451. --Sarah Hancock

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Mary Carter, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1957-2021)

Mary Carter of Russell Springs passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at her residence.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Rexroat Cemetery, Jamestown, KY. Burial will follow in Rexroat Cemetery Jamestown, KY.


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2021-01-13 20:13:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

James W. Galbreath, Sr., 80, Jamestown, KY (1940-2021)

James W. Galbreath, Sr., of Jamestown passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at his residence.

Graveside Services will be held at 11amCT on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Burial will follow in the Jamestown Cemetery Jamestown, KY.


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2021-01-13 20:09:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD: District ICUs are full

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/13/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of an alarming note, 100% of our district's ICU capacity is currently being utilized. Also, it is becoming quite difficult to find an in-state hospital to which patients can be transferred. New cases are still high in our area so please, 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.


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2021-01-13 20:02:54 | Comments | Printable version

Lloyd Luttrell, 78, Liberty, KY (1942-2021)

Lloyd Luttrell of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky. He was 78 years of age.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1pmCT on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Brother Donald Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11amCT to 1pmCT on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.


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2021-01-13 19:58:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Gov. Beshear announces 4,560 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state's fourth-highest report of new COVID-19 cases and third-highest report of new COVID-19 deaths.

"We're going to pass 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in the commonwealth," said Gov. Beshear. "That is tragic. We can stop this. We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe. That allows us to be fluid and flexible with a virus that appears to be mutating and spreading more aggressively."


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2021-01-13 19:55:31 | Comments | Printable version

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Hiring 2021 Summer Staff

By Kim Saylor Brannock

Frankfort, KY - The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) is hiring staff for the 2021 residential program for Kentucky high school students from May 31 to June 26 on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. Candidates should apply online at https://kentuckygse.com/about/join-our-staff. All positions are paid, and room and meals are provided.


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2021-01-13 19:54:04 | Comments | Printable version

Cameron: Bipartisan coalition condemns attack on US capitol

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Daniel Cameron today joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general representing 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, in sending a letter to Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen condemning the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol and stating such actions cannot be allowed to go unchecked.

On the day of the attack, Attorney General Cameron condemned the violence stating, "What is happening on Capitol Hill today is despicable, and I condemn it. We are a country founded on the rule of law. Concerns and grievances are addressed through the political process and through peaceful protests, not violence and anarchy. This must stop."

The letter reads:


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2021-01-13 16:06:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Blue Raiders return to campus for spring semester Jan. 19

After a successful and safe fall semester, Lindsey Wilson College is ready to welcome students back to campus.

LWC released plans for the spring 2021 semester last week with an updated Safe Return to Campus Playbook for the second half of the academic year. The playbook includes revised operating protocols and procedures for students, faculty and staff to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on the A.P. White Campus and keep the campus community safe.

Before returning to the A.P. White Campus students are required to self-quarantine and complete a daily health assessment for 10 consecutive days; provide a negative COVID test within three days of returning; or provide a release form if they have tested positive within the last 90 days.

All classes -- online, extended campus, graduate, evening and traditional day college -- will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19; the last day to register or add a class for spring 2021 is Monday, Jan. 25. Classes on the A.P. White Campus will be delivered in a hybrid model that allows students to attend face-to-face for a portion of their class and to receive remaining instruction via an online asynchronous approach. All students, faculty and staff will be required to complete a daily health assessment, wear face coverings, social distance and sanitize as necessary.


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2021-01-13 13:02:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Trinity UMC Food Pantry Sign Up

By Phyllis Burris

Trinity United Methodist Church will be having a "drive through" perishable food pantry for the elderly (65 and older) and the disabled (receiving a disability check) of Adair County from 10amCT to 10:30amCT on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Sign-up will begin Thursday, January 14, 2021. To participate, you must call the church office at 270-384-3259 and speak to the secretary. Our office hours are 8amCT to 12:30pmCT, Monday-Friday. Please continue to call until you speak with someone. Even if you have been before, you must sign up each time.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY.


2021-01-13 12:13:36 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Women's Basketball climbs to #17 in NAIA Poll

By Brady Budke

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team has climbed up two spots to No. 17 in the recent NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Blue Raiders (9-1, 4-1 MSC) earned 282 votes in the poll, sitting behind No. 16 Southeastern (Fla.) who corralled 314 votes. LWC edges out MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) who notched the No. 18 spot with 277 votes.

Fellow Mid-South Conference member Campbellsville (KY) jumps up to the No. 1 spot after earning 577 votes. Westmont (CA) sits at No. 2 with 575 votes received, while Wayland Baptist (TX) is at No. 3 (563 votes). MSC member Thomas More (KY) moves up to No. 4 (530 votes) while Oklahoma City (505 votes) rounds out the top five.

Other MSC members in the poll include Shawnee State (Ohio) at No. 9 (425 votes) while Cumberlands (KY) is in the receiving votes section.

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team is set to return to the floor on Thursday afternoon to face Pikeville (KY) at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. Tipoff is slated for 4pmCT.


2021-01-13 10:32:26 | Comments | Printable version

Take steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

By Susan Dunlap

Frankfort, KY - With recent winter temperatures below freezing, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), an agency within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), wants to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

"As we move into the winter months, cold weather and weather-related power outages are more likely to result in Kentuckians using generators and gas grills to provide heat. CO created by these heat sources is odorless and deadly so it is important to follow proper safety precautions and use CO detectors to keep our families safe. Working together, we can keep ourselves and our loved ones informed and safe while keeping warm this winter," said Dr. Steven Stack, KDPH commissioner.

Since 2011, Kentucky law has required CO detectors in newly constructed one and two-family dwellings, townhomes less than three stories, apartment buildings, dormitories, adult/child care facilities and assisted living facilities that contain a fuel-burning-appliance or an attached garage.

In Kentucky, CO poisoning sends an average of 217 people per year to the emergency room, according to data from the Kentucky's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program.


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2021-01-13 10:30:09 | Comments | Printable version

Free booklet to help adults return to school

Frankfort, KY - The 2021 edition of "Adults Returning to School" is now available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

"It's never too late for Kentuckians to take the next step towards their dreams. This free booklet is a great resource for adults who want to further their education," Gov. Andy Beshear said. "The information is useful whether they have not taken a course since high school or are returning to school to complete a degree or learn new skills to make them more competitive in the workplace."

"Adults Returning to School" can guide adults through the admissions and financial aid processes. It is divided into three parts.
  • Part I deals with the decision to return to school. It provides information about adult education programs, admissions and transfers.

  • Part II guides adult students through the financial aid process. It includes sections about student aid and other government programs that can provide help to adult students and their families.

  • Part III provides detailed information about trade schools and two- and four-year colleges. The "Areas of Study" section lists schools that provide programs in some three dozen academic and technical fields.

Kentuckians can request a free copy by emailing publications@kheaa.com.


2021-01-13 07:12:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Tim Simpson, 58, Greensburg, KY (1962-2021)

Timothy Neal "Tim" Simpson of Greensburg passed away on January 11, 2021. He was 58 years old.

The funeral services for Tim Simpson will be conducted at 2pmCT on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Jonathan Meadows, Bro. Dale Curry, and Bro. Wilburn Bonta officiating. Burial will follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery.

A walk-through only visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 7amCT on Thursday until time of the funeral service.

Due to Covid-19 and State mandates, please continue to practice social distancing and facial coverings.


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2021-01-13 07:09:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Barbara Richardson, 70, Greensburg, KY (1950-2021)

Barbara Jean Ingram Richardson passed away on January 10, 2021. She was 70 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court St., Greensburg, KY. The funeral will also be posted on Facebook Live at 1pmET. Burial will follow in Bridgewater Groves Caldwell Cemetery.

A walk-through visitation will be held from 11amET until 1pmET on Friday, January 15, 2021.


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2021-01-13 07:05:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Cameron launches human trafficking awareness campaign

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Monday that his Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution (TAPP) launched a statewide human trafficking awareness and training campaign titled "Your Eyes Save Lives." The campaign combats human trafficking by raising awareness of the signs of human trafficking and empowers citizens, law enforcement, and community leaders to report suspected trafficking.

The statewide media campaign, launched on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, utilizes traditional and digital communication platforms like billboards, social media, radio, and print publications to reach citizens in all 120 Kentucky counties, while targeting regions at an increased risk for human trafficking. The campaign aims to shatter victim stereotypes and raise awareness about the signs of trafficking and reporting methods.

The Attorney General's campaign will also include resources to assist community educators, law enforcement officers, and faith-based leaders in recognizing the signs of human trafficking.


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2021-01-13 06:59:41 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 48F

It's currently 21F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be sunny, with a high near 48F and southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 30F and south wind 5 to 9 mph.

Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 51F and south wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday night will bring a slight chance of rain showers after midnight, mixing with snow after 5amCT. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 33F and southwest wind around 9 mph.


2021-01-13 06:52:47 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/12/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

So far, this week's new case numbers are lower than last week's new case numbers for the same timeframe. We are troubled, though, by the very high hospitalization numbers in our district. Some of our hospitals' leadership are expressing concerns. Generally, deaths and hospitalizations follow the new cases trends by a couple of weeks or so.

Lets hope that our new cases are truly starting to trend downward so that our hospitals can find some much-needed relief. 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 touching our faces.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status
Here is an article we published this morning: COVID-19 Vaccine, Patience is Needed. As soon as we have additonal information, we will post it.

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. As soon as the state authorizes us to order Phase 1b vaccine, we will order it and set up clinics. Please follow this website and the LCDHD social media sites 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.


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2021-01-13 06:50:38 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Would vote against legalization of marijuana

Doug McCamish writes:
We have a grandson who might benefit from a cannabis treatment, but I keep running into warnings such as:

1. Scams by people claiming CBD or other cannabis products can "cure" such and such, but without testing or proof. Desperate people want magic solutions and there are lots of people who will take advantage of that.

2. Application of an approved CBD product to some problem/disease for which it is not approved.

3. Very high cost of some approved CBD and other cannabis drugs.

This article does a better job of explaining.
I just noticed the series of letters about CBD and thought some warning flags should be raised. If I had a vote, I'd vote against it for these reasons. I would definitely vote against the "recreational" legalization.
Comments re: Is it time to legalize medical marijuana sales in KY?


2021-01-13 06:43:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 13, 2021

Jealousy is love
that hates any other love
one might love better.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 13 January 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3410


2021-01-13 06:35:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 13 Jan 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, January 13, 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. 18 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 93 events District Court.
  • Russell County: 1 event Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 115 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-01-13 06:35:15 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 13
Happy Anniversary, Robbin and Beverly Redmon (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Franklin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Shanklin Huffman (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bruce Wilson (1936) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Della Harmon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elayna Claire Popplewell (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Melton Scholl | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Lane Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Fredia Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle P. Rogers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeanette Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leila Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margie Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marsha Beard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matthew Alan Jessie (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Harris (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Owens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Hamlett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shawn Shirley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy Burchett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley "Chandler" Staten (1998) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wyatt Edward Franklin (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Ben Spencer, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Robertson Blakeman, Green County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delena Jessie Mann, Columbia, KY(1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Henderson, 85, Taylor Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy E. Melton, Adair Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Katherine Campbell Green Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer "Buddy" Hoosier, Jr.Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leola Sallee, Taylor Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James W. Sears, Russell County, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rick Caldwell, 56, Adair County, KY (1957-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Darril Streeval, Casey Co., KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, R.T. Cave, Adair County, KY (1924-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Kessler, Portland, Adair Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Grider, 41, Russell County, KY, Adair native (1973-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George B. Whitmore Jr., Casey Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Skyler Paije Lee Curry, 22, Green Co., KY (1993-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Albert Chandler Underwood, Taylor Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer R. Halsell, 83, Russell County, KY (1933-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Evelyn Christine Craft, 72, Burkesville, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Burnice Louise (Mama E.) Parker, 90, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jesse Burchett, 55, Russell Co., KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pansy Dyer, 65, Cumberland County, KY (1952-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Cook, 79, Adair County, KY/Russell County, KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sherfield Thomas DeSpain, 76, Green County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Franklin Ardell Carper, Green County, KY (1937-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Ricky Lee Roy, 49, Windsor, Casey Co., KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Loenell Shipp, Campbellsville, KY (1929-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Lois Rigney, 88, Adair County, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clayton Compton (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollie Kinnett (1902) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00pmCTCelebration of Life for Paula J. Eubank, 64, Columbia, KY (1956-2021) | (ID:61305, Comment)

 



























 
 
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