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Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Adair County Primary Center SBDM Council meeting

By Debbie Bradshaw, Principal
Adair County Primary Center

The Adair County Primary Center SBDM Council will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5pmCT on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

The meeting link is https://meet.google.com/ohq-tccb-ikf


2021-04-08 19:26:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Daffodil Watch 2021: artful display



2021-04-08 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Deb Waddell, ACMS 6th Grade Science.
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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 4/8/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Today, for Lake Cumberland, we added fewer cases than for the same period last week, so our 7-day-average incidence rate went down. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data. Our 7-day incidence chart is showing 7 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne; 2 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: McCreary, and Pulaski; 1 county in the "red-critical" range: Casey.

Don't forget that at both the world level and in several states, we are seeing sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases. Therefore, please do not assume that the pandemic is completely behind us and take the vaccine as soon as you can. Also, until the vaccine is widely available, and a significant percentage of the population has taken it, 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.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.81%.


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2021-04-08 19:25:13 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball sweeps Bethel in MSC Tournament

By Kyrin Mayfield

Bowling Green, KY - The No. 1-seed Lindsey Wilson volleyball team started postseason play with a sweep against No. 8-seed Bethel (TN) at the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. It was the third meeting of the season between the two programs, and the Blue Raiders came away victorious each time.


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2021-04-08 19:23:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Governor: 11K COVID-19 vaccination appointments available

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Cardinal Stadium COVID-19 vaccination site in Louisville has 11,000 appointments that Kentuckians can preregister for at UofLHealth.org or by calling 502-681-1453.

"As you all know, vaccinations are the absolute most important thing we can be doing right now," said Gov. Beshear. "We are in a race against COVID-19 variants to prevent any kind of fourth surge and defeat this virus once and for all."

The vaccination site (2800 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40209), which will become the state's largest, opens April 12. The Governor also shared a video message from UofL Health's chief medical officer, Dr. Jason Smith.


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2021-04-08 19:22:25 | Comments | Printable version

KY Unemployment Insurance Update

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Today, Amy Cubbage, Gov. Beshear's general counsel, updated Kentuckians on a new online appointment system for unemployment insurance (UI), Kentucky Career Center openings and an upcoming temporary shutdown of the UI system to address and prevent fraud.

New Online Appointment System Roll Out
Cubbage said the in-person appointment system for UI launched at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Claimants made over 9,500 appointments across the state for April 15 through April 30.

Kentucky Career Center Openings
Cubbage said 13 Kentucky Career Centers (KCCs) are opening up next week for the claimants who made appointments this week.

The day of his or her appointment, a claimant should remember:


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2021-04-08 19:20:08 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: Beautiful flowers and wonders unseen

Yvonne Kolbenschlag writest:
Not only do flowers have beauty . . . but each kind of flower has evolved to lure a pollinator by producing nectar, a sugar-based substance . The pollinators transfer bits of pollen from flower to flower. According to the head of the plant conservation unit at the Museum of Natural History, Gary Krupnick, plants adjust their nectar production to match the needs of their pollinators. For example, small blue borage flowers can replenish their nectar in two minutes. Agave plants, produce nectar only at night. A recent study found that evening primrose is even able to detect the specific sound frequencies of its bee pollinators and when it does, it makes fresh nectar in three minutes to attract them.

This information comes from the December 2020 issue of the SMITHSONIAN magazine, page 84.


2021-04-08 19:17:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

LWC Baseball adjusts weekend series with Freed-Hardeman

By Kyrin Mayfield

Due to forecasted inclement weather on Saturday, Lindsey Wilson baseball's upcoming series with No. 25 Freed-Hardeman (TN) has been moved from Saturday and Sunday to Sunday and Monday.

The two teams will play in a doubleheader on Sunday with game one scheduled for 2pmCT while game two is planned to begin at 5:30pmCT. Monday's contest is slated for a NoonCT first pitch. All three games will be on the Lindsey Wilson Sports Network.


2021-04-08 11:45:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Genealogy and History Research Center Update

By LeeAnn Jessee

Due to delayed deliveries of shelves and other furniture, the first day for the Research Center to be open to the public has been moved back one week, to Monday, April 19, 2021.

We regret the inconvenience of this delay, but it is in the best interest of all concerned. We want to be ready and able to assist researchers as well as visitors. Without all our pieces in place, the usefulness of the Center as a whole is limited. An additional week will make the experience more meaningful to all.

More about the new Genealogy and History Research Center:
History Monday: Our Collected History


2021-04-08 11:41:48 | Comments | Printable version

Archery competes at MSC Championships this week

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson archery team travels to Williamsburg, KY, this weekend for the Outdoor Target Regional Championship and the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Target Championship.

The regional championship begins on Wednesday and runs through Friday. The conference championship is slated for Saturday. Both competitions will be held at the University of the Cumberlands (KY) all-purpose field, formerly the Cumberlands soccer complex.

Competition for the regional championship begins on Wednesday with the final shoots scheduled for Friday. The seeded conference championship takes place throughout Saturday.

Lindsey Wilson is currently in second place in the overall team chase for the season-long conference championship. The Blue Raiders finished second at both the MSC 3D championships and the MSC indoor championships.


2021-04-08 11:39:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Adair Solid Waste Committee meets Tuesday

By Bridget Compton
Adair County Fiscal Court Clerk & Solid Waste Coordinator


The Adair County Fiscal Court Solid Waste Committee will meet Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:30amCT in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, at 424 Public Square, Columbia.

The public is invited to attend. For more information call (270)-384-4703.


2021-04-08 10:43:42 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Baseball rides strong offensive showing to 15-5 win

By Brady Budke

Oakland City, IN - Entering this afternoon's non-conference game against Oakland City (IN), the Lindsey Wilson baseball team was averaging 9.5 hits per game. Today, the team produced 15 hits alongside four home runs while six players recorded at least one RBI in a 15-5 win over the Mighty Oaks in eight innings.

It was a career game for Lucas Bault, who garnered his LWC career-high of four RBIs to go along with three hits. Close behind, Tyler Maskill added three RBIs and two hits while Austin Rayno, Seth Price, and Nico Martinez all tallied two RBIs apiece on the day. Henry Paulino added one RBI in the winning effort on one of the team's solo home runs.


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2021-04-08 09:38:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

GSE adds second summer session in 2021

By Kim Saylor Brannock

Frankfort, KY - The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a highly competitive summer program where Kentucky high school students focus on product innovation and business model design, has announced the addition of a second summer session for 2021 to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for the GSE experience.

The first session will run June 6-26 and the second session July 5-24. The selection of approximately 140 high school students will be announced April 16. Plans for an in-person program hosted by Northern Kentucky University (NKU) are underway. Learn more about the Governor's School of Entrepreneurs at www.KentuckyGSE.com.


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2021-04-08 09:36:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

American Legion Post 65 holds clothing drive

From Chris Lagermann

American Legion Post 65, Edmonton-Metcalfe County Kentucky is currently running a clothing drive to benefit the Kentucky Veterans Brigade (KVB) in Bowling Green Kentucky. The drive has been going on for several weeks. On Monday, April 5 Bill and Chris Lagermann delivered a truckload of clothing to the organization that filled four shopping cards and a flat-bed cart to help support the KVB.

The Kentucky Veterans Brigade is comprised of reservists, civilian patriots and veterans working together to improve the lives of Kentucky veterans and their families by providing food, clothing and household goods as needed.


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2021-04-08 08:21:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

Betty's Country Cooking reopening today

Betty's Country Cooking will be reopening today, Thursday, April 8, 2021. They'll have catfish, tenderloin, and meatloaf on the hot bar today. You can read the whole hot bar menu in What's Cooking.

2021-04-08 06:47:45 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Men's Tennis wins 10th straight match with Pikeville sweep

By Kyle Jackson

Pikeville, KY - Lindsey Wilson men's tennis won its 10th match in a row on Wednesday with a 7-0 win over Pikeville (KY).

The 10th-ranked Blue Raiders (11-1, 8-0 in the MSC) remain undefeated in conference play on the season.


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2021-04-08 06:42:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Mostly cloudy today, chance of storms, high 73F

It's currently 59F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be mostly cloudy today, with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pmCT. Expect a high near 73F. South wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The overnight low will be around 49F with south wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pmCT and a high near 80F. South wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and an overnight low around 57F. South wind 7 to 9 mph.


2021-04-08 06:34:56 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 8, 2021

Face must be painted
rapt, listening to voices,
modern Joan of Arc.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 8 April 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3495


2021-04-08 06:31:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 8 Apr 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, April 8, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 32 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-04-08 06:31:14 | Comments | Printable version

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 4/7/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to everyone! Let's finish strong and everyone get the vaccine as soon as you can.

The state saw a sharp increase in new cases today. Today, for Lake Cumberland, we added a few more cases than for the same period last week, so our 7-day-average incidence rate went up slightly. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data. Our 7-day incidence chart is showing 1 county in the "green-on track" category, Cumberland; 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Clinton, Green, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne; 2 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, and Pulaski; 2 counties in the "red-critical" range: Casey, and McCreary.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.87%.


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2021-04-08 06:29:41 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 8
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Sherry Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Charlotte Ollestad | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, William and Jamie Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Darrell Overstreet | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday Virginia Ponser "Ginny" Flanagan | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Azlynn Moore (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Blake Kennedy Aaron (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brittany Sandusky | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Pamela Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Biggs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Reeder | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristin Goodin Hildabrand | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Parnell (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nicole Jackson (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Stephens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trey Garmon (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Edwin (Tootie) Tarter, Adair Co., KY (1929-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herbert B. Johnson, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earlene Bright Holtzclaw, Campbellsville, KY (1934-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ceoda (Jack) Keltner, Adair Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Marie Turner, Adair Co., KY (1946-2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Richardson, Taylor Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ovaline HadleyThornsberry, Adair Co., KY native (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josephine Wilson, Casey Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Hayes, Taylor County, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ermel Wilson, Russell County, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Faye Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella Mae Mann, 89, Adair County, KY (1925-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred (Millie) Mae Wilson Cravens, 73, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Margaret (Harrison) Perkins, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Ray Rucker, Jr, Casey Co., KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Joe Kimbler, 60, Russell Springs, KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Reginald (Johnny) Miller, 55, Taylor Co., KY (1962-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nellie O. Hadley Brown, 85, Dubre, KY (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Frances O'Malley Dillon, Casey Co., KY (1938-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joel (Buddy) Holt, 77, Adair Co., KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy D. Loy, 69, Russell County, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vena Wethington, 75, Liberty, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian Lee Monroe, 18, Campbellsville, KY (2002-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Clay Sidebottom, Green County, KY (1939-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank Rigney (1905-1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louis Stargel, 77, Russell Springs, KY (1943-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Helen Morgan, formerly of Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Hughes, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lee Turner, 68, Columbia, KY (1952-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021
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