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State will get $2.4B in federal COVID-19 relief

By John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader

The state of Kentucky should get $2.41 billion from the CARES Act coronavirus relief package that Congress passed last month, with the largest sum -- $1.59 billion -- going to state government to help it cover virus-related expenses through Dec. 30. Smaller sums will go to schools, universities, public transit, child care, housing and other areas, to help Kentuckians get through the pandemic.

But Washington hasn't released the funds yet, causing some grumbling from the nation's governors. And at present, officials in Frankfort say they are still awaiting more explanation on how the money can be spent.

Read more at kentucky.com


2020-04-09 18:12:06 | Comments | Printable version

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Letter: Where to get green bulbs?

Maury E Lewis writes:
Where do we purchase the green bulbs? --Maury
Maury, thanks for writing. We're waiting to hear back from a few local retailers, but Bryan at Jeffries Hardware says they expect to have them in stock by Wednesday, April 15, and RC Farm Store in Russell Springs has them backordered as well.

Amazon seems to have plenty of this bulb in stock: GE Lighting 49725 25-Watt A19 Party Light, Green.

We also know from personal experience that you can make your own with a regular light bulb and a green permanent marker.


2020-04-09 18:08:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

General Assembly to reconvene on April 14, 2020

By Robert Weber, LRC

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky General Assembly's 2020 session will reconvene on Tuesday, April 14. Both the Senate and House are scheduled to gavel in at NoonET.

By returning to the State Capitol on April 14, lawmakers will resume the legislative session one day later than previously announced. The number of session days has been reduced as a precaution against COVID-19.

When lawmakers reconvene, they can consider overriding vetoes cast by Gov. Andy Beshear. The governor's time to veto recently passed bills expires on April 13. Overriding a veto requires the support of a majority of elected members in each chamber.

In addition to meeting on April 14, lawmakers have the option to convene on April 15, the latest possible day they can meet in regular session this year under state constitution guidelines.


2020-04-09 18:00:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Adair County Fiscal Court meeting agenda

By Bridget Compton

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, at 6pmCT on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

This meeting will not be open to the public due to COVID19 Executive Order that Governor Beshear put in effect, but will be live streamed on Adair County Fiscal Court's Facebook page live.

Meeting Agenda:


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2020-04-09 17:57:29 | Comments | Printable version

Alma Vida Hatter Weddle, 91, Casey County, KY (1928-2020)

Alma Vida Hatter Weddle, of Liberty, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday morning, April 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 91 years of age.

Due to efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and recent requirements implemented by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, funeral services will be performed privately for family only. Burial will be private in Casey County Memorial Gardens. Funeral services will be live-streamed at 1pmCT/2pmET Sunday on the Facebook page for McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2020-04-09 17:46:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Karen Denise White, 63, Russell Springs, KY (1956-2020)

Karen Denise White of Russell Springs passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. She was 63 years old.

All services will be held privately. Online condolences may be left at bernardfuneralhome.com.


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2020-04-09 13:56:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Food pantries

Connie Young writes:
Concerned about struggling adults who do not have children. Are any food pantries open any more? Did not see any listed on Tuesday. --Connie
Connie, thanks for writing. The Adair Food Pantry is still open every Tuesday from 9amCT to NoonCT, and its absence from our Events calendar was an oversight which we'll get fixed ASAP.

If anyone knows of other regular food pantries, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we'll get them added to our Events listings.


2020-04-09 13:27:57 | Comments | Printable version

Dwight Douglas Miller, 66, Jamestown, KY (1954-2020)

Dwight Douglas Miller of Jamestown passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital.

All services will be held privately. Online condolences can be left at bernardfuneralhome.com.


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2020-04-09 12:12:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sec. of State secures federal funds for new election costs

By Miranda Combs

Frankfort, KY - Secretary of State Michael Adams on Wednesday formalized Kentucky's access to approximately $6 million in federal stimulus funds to relieve increased election costs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"I thank the President and Congress for providing Kentucky with funds in this time of need to help us plan for a successful 2020 election," Adams said. "I respectfully request that Governor Beshear take the necessary action to provide the required state match of approximately $1.2 million."

Adams also called on the Governor to sign House Bill 351, which includes emergency legislation aimed at providing the State Board of Elections flexibility to adjust election procedures during a declared state of emergency.


2020-04-09 09:39:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LCDHD Community/Media Zoom Meeting

By Amy Tomlinson

A Zoom meeting was held on April 8, 2020 for our media partners and community. A list of questions was presented to our staff collected from the community or media across the ten counties.

Our panel consisted of:
  • Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director
  • Stuart Spillman, Environmental Health Director Dr. Christine Weyman, Medical Director
  • Laura Woodrum, Director of Nursing
  • Tracy Aaron, Health Education Director - moderator
Are we going to be able to get more tests for the public or are tests being done only when a person goes into the hospital?


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2020-04-09 09:37:44 | Comments | Printable version

Sarah Margaret (Sally) Dobson Wells, 89, Greensburg, KY (1931-2020)

Sarah Margaret "Sally" Dobson Wells of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. She was 89 years old.

Private services will be held for Mrs. Sally Dobson Wells, with Bro. Zachary Carmichael, Bro. Todd Young, and Bro. Blake Jessie officiating. A memorial service for Mrs. Sally Dobson Wells will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at cowherdandparrott.com.


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2020-04-09 05:27:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Partly sunny, high 59F

It's currently 59F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 59F. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 33F. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with a high near 53F and northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Friday Night will be mostly clear, with widespread frost possible after 5amCT and an overnight low around 33F. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2020-04-09 05:24:19 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 9, 2020

An old saying says
that marriage halves one’s rights and
doubles one’s duties.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 9 April 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3131


2020-04-09 05:19:34 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 9 Apr 2020

NOTE: Most in-person hearings have been cancelled or rescheduled between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 1, 2020. Instructions if you have a pending court date.

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, April 9, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 10 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 10 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-04-09 05:19:04 | Comments | Printable version

Easter plans in Adair - a message from CJE Gale Cowan

By Gale B. Cowan, Adair County Judge Executive

In a conference call with Governor Beshear, his office is receiving several calls (at least one from Adair County) related to churches planning services, especially this coming Sunday for Easter.

Let me be the first to say, I wish we could have our regular church services, especially for Easter. But, I have to agree with the Governor on this one and make sure we are not having any inside, in person gatherings.

I for one will still be celebrating our Risen Savior on Easter Sunday, but I will be doing it in my home via Facebook Live. As bad as I have missed going to my own church, I have to say, I have loved being able to go back and view many different services over social media.

If you plan to have a "drive up" or "parking lot" service I ask that you please follow these guidelines:


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2020-04-09 00:31:43 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 9
Happy Anniversary, Glenn and Judy Corbin (1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Dale Richard (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Dale Clark (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carrie Ann Smith (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chase Coffey (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corey Furkins (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Courtney Hatfield Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, DeCarr Matney | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Delcie Marie Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Halee Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julia Mae Dial | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Larry Jenesis Timothy DeCarr Matney (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Maya Elizabeth | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Norma Blair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Roach | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Furquin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rickey Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Lee Boils | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J. T. Beard, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Lois Campbell, Columbia, KY (1943-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bennie Powell, Russell Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Gaines Garmon, Cumberland Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Miller, Adair Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lisa Buck, Breeding, KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Carrell Rodgers, Casey Co.,KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Abbie Lee Garner Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1915) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry D. Bunch, 53, Russell County, KY (1960-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Anna Mary Brockman, Green Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Marie Evans Woodall, 76, Summersville, KY (1939-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Ann Harris, 62, Kings Mountain, KY (1954-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eunice Evelyn (Bryant) Nash, Metcalfe Co., KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenn A. Benningfield, Taylor County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma Jean Russell Rogers, Taylor County, KY (1930-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Deloris Gowen, 82, Green County, KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Reed, 91, Russell County, KY (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Judy Ann McBeath, 60, Russell County, KY (1957-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvine Epp Crutcher, 77, Casey County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arthur Creason, Summersville, KY (1925-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles (Corkey) Sallee, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Coleman Hunt, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danny K. Terry, Russell County, KY (1954-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George William (Bill) Urban, 68, Greensburg, KY (1947-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Milby Stearman, Green Co., KY (1929-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Sneed Coomer, 84, Metcalfe County, KY (1934-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ramona Wheeler Barbee, 80, Columbia, KY (1939-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Sue (Hutchison) Scott, 72, Louisville, KY (1944-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:30amCTAdair County Fiscal Court Budget Committee Meeting | (ID:60519, Comment)
NoonCTTake the Journey to the Cross - Drive from point to point during Holy Week | (ID:60510, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 4pmCT-7pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:60527, Comment)

 





























 
 
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