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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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KSP: Louisville man arrested for theft of a motor vehicle

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Campbellsville, KY - On February 12, 2021, Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to Burdick School Road in Taylor County in reference to a vehicle that was stolen from a driveway. Upon arrival, Trooper Weston Sullivan was informed by the owner of the vehicle he had started his 2005 Cadillac to let it warm up and shortly after, the car was gone.

A couple of hours later the vehicle was located in the Kroger parking lot on Broadway in Campbellsville by off-duty Trooper Billy Begley.


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2021-02-16 20:13:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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Birds of Kentucky: Black capped chickadee



2021-02-16 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Barbara Cravens (Bundy).
A black capped chickadee comes to feeder taken by Barbara Cravens (Bundy) at Pickett this afternoon, 2/16/2021.

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KSP: Post 15 investigates injury collison in Metcalfe

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Edmonton, KY - On February 14, 2021, troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a two vehicle injury collision that occurred on Summer Shade Rd. at approximately 8:30pmCT. Deziarhea Wright, age 27 of Scottsville, KY was operating a 2004 Chevy Malibu west bound on Summer Shade Rd. when she lost control and entered the east bound lane; crossing into the path of another vehicle.

Stephen Riddle, age 59 of Burkesville, KY was operating a 2020 Kenworth east bound and was unable to avoid the collision.


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2021-02-16 20:10:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 2/16/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 6.58%.

We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 346 deaths resulting in a 1.76% mortality rate (about 1 in 57) among known cases. This compares with a 1.11% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.76% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 56 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,088 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.65%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 27.42% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 19,636 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.4% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.


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2021-02-16 18:52:43 | Comments | Printable version

Metcalfe Schools closed remainder of week

By Torrie Osbon
Metcalfe County Schools

Metcalfe County Schools will be closed to in-person classes the rest of this week, Feb. 17, 18, 19, 2021. Students will be working virtually at-home. Please follow the instructions provided by your teachers through Canvas. Teachers will be available for assistance if needed. We plan to resume in-person instruction on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Have a safe and warm weekend.



2021-02-16 18:47:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

FFNB opening 10am Wednesday

By Marsha Bennett

First and Farmers National Bank will be opening at 10amCT on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.


2021-02-16 18:43:24 | Comments | Printable version

Bank of Columbia will open at 9:30am Wednesday

By Andrea Waggener

Bank of Columbia will be opening at 9:30amCT on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, due to road conditions that may still be icy and dangerous in spots.


2021-02-16 18:41:31 | Comments | Printable version

Federal government again increases COVID-19 vaccine supply

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the winter storm that has impacted communities across the commonwealth, as well as the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

"The federal government is once again increasing our vaccine supply. The Biden administration announced today they will send 13.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to states per week, up from 11 million last week," said Gov. Beshear. "The administration will also double the number of doses sent directly to retail pharmacies. Next week, Kentucky is expected to receive 87,860 vaccine doses."

The Governor and other state officials also updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth's winter storm recovery.

The Kentucky Emergency Operations Center remains at Level 3 operations status. The Kentucky National Guard is assisting emergency efforts by providing debris removal teams to help the Kentucky Division of Forestry clear trees, supporting local officials with transport of citizens to warming centers and shelters and providing crews to transport medical staff.


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2021-02-16 18:29:35 | Comments | Printable version

Road work will continue through the night, salting not an option

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2021) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 3 Crews will be continuing operations through the overnight hours though strategy will shift.

Because temperatures are expected to be near the single digits, salting will not be an option. However, crews will be focusing on clearing shoulders and intersections by plowing. Some of the smaller counties will keep a skeleton crew in to work on equipment.

Additional information is available here http://transportation.ky.gov/


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2021-02-16 17:16:33 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD: Wednesday vaccination clinics to be rescheduled

UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed the new clinic date. Appointments will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021.

By Tracy Aaron

The Adair County Health Department will be rescheduling the COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic that was scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, to Thursday, February 25, 2021, due to pending inclement weather.

Patients will be called with the updated appointments. All patient appointments will be at the same time. For example, if your appointment was for 9:30amCT on the 17th, your new appointment will be for 9:30amCT on the 25th instead.

Reminder: Only people with an appointment will receive the vaccinations. If additional vaccine is received, we will post the information on the LCDHD website, social media and radio public service announcements. Once the vaccine appointments are full, the phone system message will notify the callers that no appointments are available. Please be patient as vaccine supplies are limited.


2021-02-16 14:53:41 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Annex Basement to open as warming station

Notice: The Adair County Annex Basement will be open as a warming location (no provisions, must bring your own requirements) as temperatures continue to drop. Noon 2/16/21

If assistance is needing getting to this location please contact Adair E-911 at 270-384-6464.


2021-02-16 12:41:41 | Comments | Printable version

FFNB closing early on Tuesday

First and Farmers National Bank will be closing at 2pmCT on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. --Marsha Bennett

2021-02-16 12:39:42 | Comments | Printable version

February Agriculture & Natural Resources Newsletter

The February Agriculture & Natural Resources Newsletter has been released by the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include free soil testing, sponsored by the Adair County Soil Conservation District, 2021 Tobacco Gap Training, Estate Planning, and Nuisance Weed Spraying.

Click here to download the newsletter: 2021 February ANR Newsletter (PDF)


2021-02-16 11:50:32 | Comments | Printable version

Farm Bureau--South Office closed today, Tue 16 Feb 2021

By Jason Corbin

Adair County Farm Bureau--South will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. If you need assistance, please contact Jason Corbin at 270-378-1183. Everyone stay warm and safe!


2021-02-16 09:05:48 | Comments | Printable version

KY Afield Video: February 13, 2021 Full Show


On this week's show: tagging along with a few conservation officers as they go about their daily patrols, and rabbit hunting with Chris and Bob Redman (one of whom is a former NFL quarterback, and the other a KHSAA Hall Of Fame football coach).


2021-02-16 08:58:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

KYTC: Downed trees and freezing temps make driving hazardous

By Amber Hale

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 crews efforts to clear roadways are being hindered by downed trees and below freezing temperatures following the winter storm system that continues to move through the region today. Roads remain slick and hazardous. Travel is not advised.

Crews worked throughout the day yesterday treating and plowing routes focusing primarily on priority A routes. While some crews were able to begin addressing B and C routes yesterday afternoon downed trees and power lines created hazardous conditions, prompting District officials have crews focus only on priority A routes through the overnight hours for the safety of crew members.

Crews will remain out in force today, plowing and treating roads and removing downed trees. However, due to the large amount of downed trees needing to be cleared and low temperatures making roadways harder to plow it will be some time before all roads are clear.


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2021-02-16 08:21:48 | Comments | Printable version

T.J. Regional Health - Winter Weather Update for Feb 16

By Stacey Biggs

Open:
  • T.J. Samson Community Hospital and T.J. Health Columbia remain open 24/7. All surgeries and procedures will continue as scheduled.

Delays & Closures:
  • All areas at the T.J. Health Pavilion - closed today.
  • The T.J. Family Medicine Center - closed today.
  • All T.J. Rural Health Clinics - closed today.
  • Home Medical Equipment - closed today.
  • Aquatic Therapy - closed today.
  • Home Health & Hospice are making visits on a limited schedule today.
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is closed this week.
Updates, delays, and closures will be posted as more information becomes available. Visit our weather page for T.J. Regional Health and follow us on Facebook and local media the most up-to-date information.


2021-02-16 08:19:15 | Comments | Printable version

Extension Office closed on Tuesday

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

Due to weather conditions, the Adair County Extension Office will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021.


2021-02-16 08:16:25 | Comments | Printable version

Closings: Library, Adult Education and AC Schools Central Office

The Adair County Public Library will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 due to the road conditions. - Lee Ann Jessee

Adair County Board of Education Central Office will be closed today due to the inclement weather. - Rita Carter

Adair County Adult Education Center remains closed today due to the weather. - Leslie Keltner


2021-02-16 07:47:07 | Comments | Printable version

Arvella Ann Gilpin, 84, Adair County family (1936-2021)

The family of Arvella Ann Gilpin, 84, requested her obituary be placed on Columbia Magazine because of all the relatives in the area. She passed away February 11, 2021 in Columbus, IN.

She was born on June 6, 1936 to James Elbert Barnes and Dora Ann England Barnes. She married Nathan "Nate" Gilpin on November 17, 1956.


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2021-02-16 07:45:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ash Wednesday Service, virtual, tomorrow at CUMC

By Doug Beard

The Columbia United Methodist Church invites everyone to join us for a (virtual) sacred time of worship as the family of God with music, readings from the Holy Scriptures, and an Ash Wednesday message as we prepare for the season of Lent.

In the past, our tradition has been to have this time of worship together as a “Community of Faith" during the noon hour. This year, however, with the global pandemic, we feel this is the safest way to remember this Holy time of reflection, commitment and spiritual renewal. With God’s blessing, we will assemble again for this special service as a Christian family in 2022.


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2021-02-16 07:27:48 | Comments | Printable version

Cloudy and cold today, wind chill near 0F

It's currently 14F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be cloudy and cold today, with a chance of flurries before 11amCT and a high near 20F. Wind chill values will be as low as 0F. West wind 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 10F. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1pmCT. Expect a high near 32F. Wind chill values will be as low as 4F, with east wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night will bring snow showers before 3am, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Low around 27F, with east wind 6 to 8 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches will be possible.


2021-02-16 04:43:26 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 16, 2021

After draining out
spring of vital energy,
one waits refilling.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 16 February 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3444


2021-02-16 04:34:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 16 Feb 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 28 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 4 events Circuit Court. 2 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: 219 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-02-16 04:33:02 | Comments | Printable version

UCB will open Tuesday morning at 10am

United Citizens Bank (all locations) will open at 10amCT today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

2021-02-16 03:58:10 | Comments | Printable version

JoAnn Warriner, 82, Russell County, KY (1938-2021)

JoAnn Warriner, 82, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Private service for family at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, Jamestown, KY, at 2pm on Thursday, February 22. Walk through visitation on Thursday 12-2.

We ask everyone attending please wear a face mask or covering and follow Covid rules. Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery Russell Springs, KY.


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2021-02-16 03:53:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Annex and Utilities closed today, Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021

Adair County Annex building will be closed Tuesday, February 16, 2021. - CJE Gale Cowan

Columbia/Adair Utilities will be closed Tuesday, February 16, 2021 due to inclement weather. If anyone has an emergency they can contact our on call number 270-634-3285 or Adam Darnell at 270-634-5051. - Jennifer Carter


2021-02-16 03:44:31 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 16
Happy Anniversary, Doug and Monica Moss Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Gordon and Carline Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amelia Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Cowan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deborah Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diana M. Withers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Roger Dale Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gola Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Isabella Harvey (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Millie Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patty Dixon Bunch (1953) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Murray | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Bohannon (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Wood | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday for Mable Clara Tarter, Adair Co. KY native | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Witt Helm, Casey Co. native (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bloyd Franklin Oakes, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Sue Brockman, Campbellsville, KY (1953-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas (Sam) Dunbar, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wallace Hines, formerly of Campbellsville, KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Wayne Helm, Adair Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Wayne Kirkpatrick, Burkesville, KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fay Bradshaw, Adair County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ms. Barbara Jean Tungate, Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, W. Jack Stephens, Russell County, KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Stiles, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth Jean Sandlin , Adair Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Essie Pauline Jessie Hiser, Greensburg, KY, Metcalfe native (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddie L. York, 82, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis R. Crew, Casey County, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen (CJ) Phillips, 28, Liberty, KY (1990-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Jo (PJ) Burton-Fletcher, Adair County, KY native (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarantos (Sam) Genakos, Sr., 67, Adair Co., KY (1951-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annelies Foley, 85, Russell County, KY (1933-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Turpin Peyton, 93, Casey County, KY (1927-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Dale Roy, 70, Casey County, KY (1948-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louese Phillips Russell, Campbellsville, KY (1924-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mae Lene Ervin, 83, Metcalfe County, KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosa Betty Clements, Elkhorn, KY (1952-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Denise (Capps) Burns, 60, Burkesville, KY (1960-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Wise, 46, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTPostponed until next week EDA Board meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:61367, Comment)

 





























 
 
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