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Bill offering remote instruction days advances

By Nancy Royden, LRC

Frankfort, KY - Lawmakers in the Kentucky Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would provide up to 10 days of remote instruction in the current academic year and help address critical staff shortages in public schools.

The measure - Senate Bill 25 - passed off the Senate floor with a 31-2 vote and now heads to the House for consideration.

The bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, said the high priority for education is to maximize in-person learning as much as possible.


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2022-01-11 20:08:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

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Birds of Kentucky: Cardinal in the snow



2022-01-11 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
A northern cardinal snacking on Bradford Pear berries during last week's snowfall.

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Sixty-one Adair Co. residents named to LWC Dean's List

By Travis Smith

Seventy-seven Adair county residents received academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2021 Fall semester. Sixty-one of those students were named to the Dean's List, having earned at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

2021 Fall semester Dean's List:
  • David Abbott
  • Ellie Belcher
  • Gracie Bell
  • Allison Burton
  • Brayden Burton
  • Chloe Burton
  • Kyron Burton
  • Breeana Butler
  • Elizabeth Chapman
  • Christina Connally
  • Payton Coomer
  • Shayla Cravens
  • Hunter Cundiff
  • Shelby Curry
  • Kinley Darnell
  • Rastko Dekic
  • Easton Downs
  • Emma Ellison
  • Alondra Fuentes Nava
  • June-Marie Gerhart
  • Jessica Halcomb
  • Dylan Hale
  • Travis Hale
  • Leslie Hardwick
  • Emma Harmon
  • Madelyn Harmon
  • Samantha Harrelson
  • Taylor Harvey
  • Rebecca Heuser
  • Samuel Holder
  • Jaylee Kemp
  • Ella Kilgallin
  • Faith Kirabo
  • Kendra Kulac
  • Susanna Lindsey
  • Angel Marcum
  • Katelyn McCarol
  • Sidney McCollum
  • Faviiola Medina
  • Haley Morgan
  • Callie Morrison
  • Hailey Neat
  • Dillon Parnell
  • Rachel Parrish
  • Harlie Pelston
  • Kailey Petty
  • Addie Popplewell
  • Grant Robertson
  • Tiana Selby
  • Aunika Selch
  • Kayla Shepherd
  • Elyssa Smith
  • Jadie Smith
  • Jake Smith
  • Makayla Smith
  • Trevor Smith
  • Taylor Smock
  • Breann Stephens
  • Lyle Uhrich
  • Sydney Waggener
  • Dylan Wisdom


2022-01-11 20:00:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Sixteen Adair Co. residents named to LWC President's List

By Travis Smith

Seventy-seven Adair county residents received academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2021 Fall semester. Sixteen of those students were named to the President's List, having earned a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

2021 Fall semester President's List:
  • Maggie Brummett
  • Kaitlyn Burton
  • Isaac Carter
  • Isaiah Carter
  • Athena Coman
  • Keaton Coomer
  • Katherine Curry
  • Seth Flowers
  • Anne Hopkins
  • Kylie Jackson
  • Sydney Kimbler
  • Adrian McGuffin Crew
  • Abby Myers
  • Brandi Powell
  • Madison Smith
  • Reilly Wells


2022-01-11 19:54:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

EXTRAVAGANZA at Egypt Christian Church on Wednesday

By W. M. Feese, Jr.

EXTRAVAGANZA at Egypt Christian Church, 4867 Knifley Rd., Columbia, KY, is Wednesday night, January 12, 2022, with a meal at 5:45pmCT and group meetings at 6:30pmCT, including WinGS, Branches (Women's Ministry Teams), C.R.E.W. (Men's Ministry Team), Children's Ministry Team, Church Board, Children and Youth.

Everyone is encouraged to attend!


2022-01-11 19:46:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Blood urgently needed, LWC draw is January 19th

Brooke Lee, the Red Cross Representative for the Lindsey Wilson College Blood Drive program, shares this call for help.

There is a National Blood Crisis! Please donate blood at Lindsey Wilson College on Wednesday, January 19th from 10am - 4pmCT at the Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 388-398 Williams Street, Columbia, KY. To make an appointment please go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments.


2022-01-11 19:14:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Remembering Tracey Pierce

JR Thompson writes:
It has been a very hard day for our ACHS family with the loss and passing of our registrar and precious friend, Tracey Pierce.

She was a testimony of the goodness of Jesus to those who trust in Him as their savior each and everyday. She made a deep impact on our school family and my life personally. I'm a better person because of Tracey.

I've wept today but smiled when I found a Facebook video of her singing to Jesus during a White's Ridge Church service recently. I imagine (today) she picked right up where she left off that Sunday as soon as she sees Jesus face-to-face.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. - Psalm 116:15
Until we meet again, enjoy heaven!


2022-01-11 18:33:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Bonnie Lewis Garmon, 85, Metcalfe County, KY

Bonnie Lewis Garmon, 85, of Edmonton passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton.

He was born July 24, 1936 to the late Herman and Irene Hendrick Garmon. He was a former employee of Carhartt and SKF in Glasgow.


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2022-01-11 18:17:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lourene Martin Hurt, 90, Metcalfe County, KY native

Lourene Martin Hurt, 90, formerly of Edmonton, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born in Metcalfe County July 11, 1931 to the late Virgil and Annie Pearl Estes Martin.

She was a member of the Missionary Mound Baptist Church and will be remembered by many as clerk at Murrells Men's Wear in Edmonton for 32 years.


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2022-01-11 18:15:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

School Time Theatre performance of I Have a Dream

By Sharon Dodson

The Center for Rural Development and Lake Cumberland Performing Arts will celebrate the life and times of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, in a School Time Theatre performance and separate evening performance for the general public.

The compelling story of Dr. King will be portrayed in a new dramatic play, "I Have a Dream," presented by the professional theatre company Virginia Repertory Theatre.

Local and area students will have an opportunity to view the School Time Theatre performance at 10amET at The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY, followed by a special evening performance at 6:30pmET for the general public.

This is one of two School Time Theatre performances planned for 2022 and commemorates Black History Month in February.


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2022-01-11 15:59:18 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Schools will be NTI until Jan 18

From Dr. Pamela A. Stephens, Superintendent
Adair County Board of Education

Over the past several days we have observed an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive and quarantine cases.

Our current numbers are as follows:
  • Number of Staff Positives: 14
  • Number of Student Positives: 28
  • Number of Staff Quarantines: 5
  • Number of Student Quarantines: 131
At this time our district will provide Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) for the remainder of this week. All students will be participating in nontraditional instruction for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week (January 12-14, 2022).

Monday, January 17th, there will be no school in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. All classes will resume on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


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2022-01-11 13:08:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair Co. Fiscal Court Recap, 2022 Schedule

From the Office of Gale B. Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

The Adair County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, January 10, 2022. Normal agenda items were addressed along with the following:

We set our meeting dates for 2022 (below). Regular monthly meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 6pmCT, and last Monday of each month at 4pmCT, unless stated otherwise. We had 3 meeting dates that fell on holidays and those dates were adjusted accordingly.

We opened bids for new voting machines. One bid is all that was submitted and that was from Harp Enterprises, Inc. from Lexington KY. The bid was for $213,092.90. Magistrates voted to wait to award the bid until Clerk Lisa Greer could view the bid to make sure everything was included that is needed.


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2022-01-11 12:56:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Tracey Lynn Pierce, 47, Columbia, KY (1974-2022)

She was an educator at Adair County High School, where she dedicated much of her time to the youth that came into her classroom. Her presence will be missed by her family, students, and many friends.

Tracey Lynn Pierce of Columbia passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was 47 years old.

Funeral services will be held at NoonCT on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Shane Gaskins, Bro. Jerry Smith, and Bro. Dickie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Brockman-Kerr Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday, January 14, at Bernard Funeral Home, and will continue after 8amCT on Saturday until time of services.


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2022-01-11 12:44:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

USDA loans available for agricultural storm damage

Adair, Casey, Green, Metcalfe, and Taylor Counties are among those eligible for low-interest loans in response to December 2021 storms. The deadline to apply for the loans is Aug. 30, 2022.

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Several Kentucky counties affected by the December 2021 storms that produced tornadoes and high winds in Western Kentucky are now eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agricultural (USDA), Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles recently announced.

The loan-interest loans offered by USDA are for physical losses and can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut bearing trees, and harvested or stored crops and hay.

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local USDA Service Center.


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2022-01-11 11:28:06 | Comments | Printable version

Next CAUD Board meeting will be February

By Jennifer Carter

The regular board meeting for Columbia/Adair Utilities District will not be held in January. The next regular meeting will be held in February.


2022-01-11 11:21:41 | Comments | Printable version

KY AG urges FCC to act on illegal international robocalls

By Elizabeth Kuhn

Frankfort, KY - On January 10, 2022, Attorney General Daniel Cameron sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to adopt measures to reduce the number of illegal international robocalls, which often lead to scam attempts on Kentuckians. The comment letter to the FCC was joined by a bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general.

"Illegal robocalls lead to frustration for Kentucky consumers and are often scam attempts that can result in significant financial losses," said Attorney General Cameron. "Joining this letter is one part of our concentrated effort to protect Kentuckians from the harm associated with fraudulent calls, and I am grateful to my fellow attorneys general for partnering with us on this initiative."

In their letter, the coalition calls for the FCC to require gateway providers - the companies that allow foreign calls into the United States - to take steps to reduce the number of robocalls that enter the U.S. telephone network. The attorneys general recommend gateway providers be required to implement STIR/SHAKEN anti-robocall protocols, a caller ID authentication technology that helps prevent spoofed calls, within 30 days of the FCC's adoption of the rule. This deadline will help eliminate spoofed calls and ensure international calls that originate from U.S. telephone numbers are legitimate.


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2022-01-11 09:23:21 | Comments | Printable version

Free stop smoking classes start today in Columbia

By Jelaine Harlow, LCDHD

Are YOU ready to STOP smoking or using other tobacco products in 2022?

Join our program FREEDOM FROM SMOKING. Its FREE and It Works!

The class begins at 5:30pmCT today, Tuesday, January 11, 2022. FFS is an 8 week program, it uses nicotine patches, gum or lozenges and is a group support on phone or computer.

For more information or to register contact the Lake Cumberland District Health Department: Melinda Smith at 1-800-928-4416 Ext 1150.


2022-01-11 09:19:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Health Care

Beulah Miller, 89, Casey County, KY (1932-2022)

Beulah Miller, of Dunnville, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at her home. She was 89.

Born April 10, 1932, in Casey County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Harlen and Adell Lee Garrett. Beulah attended the Friends of Faith Church. She loved her flowers and visiting with others. Beulah formerly worked for Liberty Sportswear as a seamstress.


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2022-01-11 08:16:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief January 10, 2022

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Due to the surge of COVID cases, as well as the recent weather-related closures and holidays, the health department is behind on getting cases investigated and contacted. As such, the nightly numbers and reports will be skewed until we can catch up.

LCDHD will be providing this abbreviated version of the report until further notice in an attempt to provide our communities with as much information as we can under these circumstances. Just know that as high as the cases are that we are reporting, there are many, many more that we have not yet been able to contact. There is a great deal of sickness in our communities at this time.

While we are seeing many respiratory and flu-like illnesses, there is certainly a significant increase in COVID cases being reported. It is now more important than ever that you consider getting vaccinated or boosted, if you have not done so. Wearing a mask that is snug and clean when in crowded public spaces and proper hand washing are critical.

If you have tested positive for COVID and have not been contacted by the health department, please follow the guidelines posted on our webpage and social media sites. You should use your positive test result paperwork as your proof, should you need documentation for a school or employer.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 26.33%.
All LCDHD Counties remain in the RED transmission category.


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2022-01-11 07:31:50 | Comments | Printable version

Sunny today, high 40F

It's currently 20F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be sunny today, with a high near 40F and light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 27F and calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the evening.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49F and southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 30F and southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.


2022-01-11 06:14:15 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 11, 2022

Finding lost treasure
may follow tearing apart
parts of old structures.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 11 January 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3773


2022-01-11 06:11:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 11 Jan 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 138 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Casey County: 1 event Circuit Court. 52 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 42 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 90 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


2022-01-11 06:10:16 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 11
Happy Anniversary, Larry and Nancy Foster (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amber Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Gaskins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Catie Bilz (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clayton Dale Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Mouser | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Deacon Holt Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Delaney Rose Cross | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eugene McQueary | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenn Allen Corbin (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gracie Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathon Holmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kathy Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kenny Tarter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Bragg | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madelyn Grace Hinkle (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Noah Ollery (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Bailey McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shaunte Smith (1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shirley W. Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Hodges | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Gordon "Gordy" Fair, Adair Co., KY (1964 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elva Hunt, 101, Taylor Co., KY native, (1912-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Coleman (Rabbit) Williams), Black Gnat, KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Edward (Jim Ed) Cary, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Julie Ann Jeffries Shuffett, Green Co., KY (1958-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Thrasher, 61, Burkesville, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Iler James Curtis, 85, Monroe Co., KY (1932-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas William Sprowles, 52, Taylor Co., KY (1965-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harvey Junior (Yogie) Gilbert, Taylor Co., KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Allen Barnett, 77, Summer Shade, KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Linda Joyce Harvey Satterly, Taylor Co./Adair Co., KY native (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Caldwell, Jr., Green County, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Michael Lewis Richardson, Liberty, KY (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Roy, age 83, Adair County, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carl Junior Meece, 84, Jamestown, KY (1931-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Shoaf, 72, Casey County, KY (1947-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elma Jean Wilson Stiles, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gregory Lloyd Means, 60, Liberty, KY (1962-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Lynn Black, 74, Burkesville, KY (1941-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Cundiff Rogers, 78, Adair Co., KY native Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn C. Hunter, 77, Columbia, KY (1944-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Wayne Burks, Russell County, KY (1943-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Priscilla Smith, 86, Adair Co., KY native (1935-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Raymon Melton, Burkesville, KY (1936-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Retha Fern Walters, 73, Russell County, KY (1946-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald M. Waldeck, 75, Green Co., KY (1944-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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:62686, Comment)
4:00pmCTGlens Fork Food Pantry, 4pmCT-5pmCT Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 Highway 55 S., Columbia, KY | (ID:62692, Comment)
Adair Co. Middle School SBDM Council meeting | (ID:62745, Comment)
5:30pmCTBasketball: ACHS Girls Varsity/JV vs. Russell Co., John Burr Memorial Gymnasium | (ID:62716, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair County Fiscal Court regular monthly meeting | (ID:62693, Comment)

 






























 
 
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