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Sunday, April 12, 2020
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Donnie Hughes, 68, Adair County, KY native (1952-2020)

Donnie Hughes, 68, of Louisville, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the University of Louisville Hospital.

In accordance with Governor Beshear's recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in the Lasley Cemetery in Adair County.


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2020-04-12 21:14:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Donnie Hughes, 68, Adair County, KY native (1952-2020)



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Verlis Wayne 'Shorty' Bloyd, 82, Green County, KY

Verlis Wayne "Shorty" Bloyd of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Bro. James Harvey "J.H." Bloyd and Dora Bird Moran Bloyd, was born on Thursday, March 10, 1938 in Green County, Kentucky and departed this life on Friday, April 10, 2020 at his home. He was 82 years, and one month of age.

There will be private services held. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Bro. Cliffton Sullivan and Bro. Garrett Milby officiating. Honorary pallbearers (Not present) Nieces and Nephews - Terry Aaron, Benny Aaron, Jon Aaron, Bryan Kessler, R.J. Dunagan, and Tim Simpson.


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2020-04-12 21:12:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

FREE-CYCLE: rugs, shoes, etc to give away in Columbia

Three rugs -- two 3x5, one 2x3 -- on porch at Printing Creations, 110 N. Monroe Street, Columbia, KY. Also two pairs of black men's tennis shoes. Another free item -- please call 270-634-2133 -- Leer fiberglass topper for 1992-1996 Ford F150 long bed. White. In good shape except needs cleaning. - Joyce M. Coomer

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Joyce Rodgers Scobee, 75, family in Adair County, KY

Joyce Rodgers Scobee, age 75, of Guston, KY, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Funeral Services and visitation will be held privately for Mrs. Scobee's family due to health concerns. The service will be streamed to the Hager Funeral Home Facebook page. There will be a public celebration of life at a later date.


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Non-Traditional Instruction resumes April 13, 2020

By Phyllis Curry

Adair County students will return to non-traditional instruction Monday, April 13 and continue through Friday, May 1, or until Governor Beshear and Commissioner of Education Kevin Brown make a decision on the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

The first phase of NTI was for 14 days. The district was able to collect 94% of the completed student packets for those 14 days, ensuring those days will count as instructional days and will not have to be made up at the end of the year.

The second phase will look a bit different, but will still require students to complete all assignments in either a digital or paper format. All Adair County Primary Center students will have a paper packet. Those packets may be picked up Monday, April 13, 2020 at the school between 9amCT and 3pmCT.

All students in the district will receive work for core subjects (reading/English, math, science, social studies) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and all other related subjects on Tuesday and Thursday.

Students at ACES, ACMS and ACHS have the choice of doing online classes or paper packets. All online classes will be available at 9amCT Monday morning. School websites will have instructions on how to access the digital content. Paper packets may be picked up at all schools from 9amCT to 3pmCT on Monday, April 13. Students do not need to complete both. The choice depends on personal preference and available technology.

The biggest difference in the 15 days of NTI from April 13-May 1 is that work must now be documented daily by teachers and weekly reports made that show completion rates.


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2020-04-12 19:32:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Pen's photos and Linda's stories

Mary Knight writes:
Linda--When I turn on my computer, I go to News from Columbia first. And you NEVER disappoint. Pen's food shots are always appreciated, but his family shots take the cake. Hailey in the tree, and her dog waiting, is a winner anywhere.

Your answer to the Farmers' Market note was so good--and your photos of Columbia are wonderful. What would we do without you and your talent and thoughtfulness??? and your captions????? Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! --Dick and Mary Knight

P.S. How did that angelic looking dog get a name like Moose?
Comments re: Waiting Patiently

Mary, thank YOU!! It's just awesome when we can share and connect and know when it happens - your letter is deeply appreciated.

As to the name for Moose, that innocent looking puppy, I will yield to Pen and Amy and Graham and Evan and Hailey to say exactly why they chose it for him. My thoughts would be that it may be because he is like a moose in a china shop - he can 'innocently' wreak havoc within the confines of their home just by being his puppy self.


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Letter: Farmer's Market

Tamara Andrew writes:
I agree with Ms. Forsee's comment about the farmer's market. Can't they sell their produce to the local merchants?
Comments re: Letter: Farmer's Market


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Jacquelyn (Jackie) Marie Brendel-Kean, 59, Columbia, KY (1960-2020)

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Marie Brendel-Kean passed away on April 10, 2020. She was 59 years old.

Mrs. Brendel chose cremation and a memorial service will held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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Teddy Rogers Ray, 76, Edmonton, KY (1944-2020)

Teddy Rogers Ray of Edmonton passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Corydon, Indiana. He was 76 years old.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, a private burial will be held. His daughters plan to hold a Military Memorial Service at a later date. Online condolences may be left at butler-funeralhome.com.


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2020-04-12 14:53:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wind Advisory

Adair County Emergency Management Director Mike Keltner sends word that the National Weather Service in Louisville Kentucky issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook at 2:38pmCT on Sunday, April 12, 2020:
Showers and storms are possible this evening through late tonight as a cold front advances toward the region. The strongest storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and heavy rainfall, although hail and a brief tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Best chance for strong to severe storms will be across southern Kentucky.

Strong wind gusts to 50 mph are likely overnight and into Monday morning in the wake of the aforementioned cold front. A Wind Advisory is in effect.


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April 12th Easter

By JIM

In the past sixscore years (1900 - 2020), Easter Sunday has fallen on April 12th five times, more often than on any other date. Curiously, however, four of the five instances were 1936 and earlier; the only time since was 1998. Easter won't fall on April 12 again until 2150.


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Seeing Roscoe and Rory reminds neighbor of good times

Stephen Keen posted a photo of their at-home church celebrations with his mother Montra - the picture reminded us how much we appreciate her and prompted good memories.

Fellow retired Adair Public School teacher Ellen Zornes said, "Montra and I were neighbors and friends for several years before we downsized and moved back to town.

"Seeing Roscoe and Rory (on the chair) reminded me of such good times.


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May 1978 Around Adair by Ed Waggener

The article below first appeared in one of the May 1978 issues of the Daily Statesman. Topics included Founder's Day, Woozles, a Tennessee Sheriff's campaign, and memories of the Mark Twain Festival. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

The world's largest traffic jam?
Thursday, May 4, 1978, may have seen the world's largest traffic jam. For sure, it was the largest crowd seen in Columbia, ever, by those with whom I talked. The jam was alleviated some time late in the day when the police started directing traffic. I thought at first that the jam was caused by visitors to Columbia for Founder's Day at Lindsey Wilson. That did contribute to the congestion, but it later occurred to me that it was check day at the banks. Most of the government checks arrive around the third day of each month. Wednesday, May 3, the banks were closed, which meant that the people receiving government checks had to wait until Thursday. The traffic wasn't all bad. Elaine Bennett, proprietor of a downtown restaurant, reported that Thursday was a record day for her business.

The Woozle speaks
Editorializing on the "Wagner boards" at local restaurants has become a high art. I have heard individuals threatened by telling them that they would be the target of the next Wagner board message. Moreover, everybody is trying to get into the act. At the Burger Queen, Kenny Dyer, known as "The Woozle," has suggested this message: Death is still the number one killer.

This week the Burger Queen Wagner board offered this message, "We honor National Woozle Week."

I have since learned that there are more than one woozle. And that there is more than one Woozle.


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Haiku by Robert Stone for April 12, 2020

Lost in a hubbub,
young children seize every chance
to acquire sweet treats.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 12 April 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3134


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Columbia United Methodist Easter service live stream

Rev. Robert E. Hoffman
Columbia United Methodist Church


Due to the spike of confirmed cases in Adair County and the current public perception, the Easter Convoy for this morning has been cancelled.

We will be live streaming Easter Sunday worship at 11amCT as the last services have been on Facebook, Columbia United Methodist Church page.

Our witness to and concern for our community is an important part of our mission of hope and healing in the resurrected One. Please continue to be in prayer for Summit Manor, our community and all who are suffering at this time.

Grace and Peace.


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ACSO: two vehicle accident sends one to UK hospital

By Deputy Brandon Hitch, Adair County Sheriffs Office

On Friday April the 10, 2020 at approximately 4:12pm, the Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to a two vehicle injury accident on approximately two miles east of Columbia on Russell Springs Road.

The accident occurred when 29 year old Bethany Witham of Campbellsville, operating her 2017 Mazda passenger car, failed to stop on East 80 drive and pulled into the path of a 2020 Freightliner Semi being operated by 45 year old Columbus Mcgrew of Louisville, Ky.


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Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 12
Happy Birthday, Billy Huddleston, JR | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Joe Fudge | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Braylee Marie Corbin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cosby (Cosmo) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grant Cockerham (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Izabella McKinney (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe Chapman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaylence Brooke Bennett (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kelly Dorman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Waggener (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Riley Robertson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sue Ann Collins, April 12. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley Adam Sneed (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Etwell S. Floyd, Liberty, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernard Stotts, Columbia, KY (1946-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert T. (Bobby) Callison, Campbellsville, KY (1938-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katherine Huddleston Parrish, Columbia, KY (1926-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dana Garrett Bradshaw, Cumberland Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Wilson, Columbia, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Zimmerman Green, Russell Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delbert Dix, Taylor Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Charles (Hoppy) Baxter, Casey Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Fay Perkins Cox Jones, Taylor County, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Wade Roberts, Taylor County, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Skaggs Fisher, Green County, KY (1946-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Norris, Cumberland County, KY, (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Judge Walter Thurman, Cumberland Co., KY (1923-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald W. Goode, Bradfordville, KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray Allen Brewster, Summer Shade, KY (1923-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leava Dean Coomer, Adair Co., KY (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leona Kaczorowski Heatter, Summer Shade, KY (1948-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Della Mae Mendoza,, Russell Springs, KY (1951-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ray David Tooley, 89, Cumberland Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George P. Burress, III, 66, Taylor County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Keith Grant, 45, Russell Co., KY/Adair Co., KY, native (1971-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. Campbell, Adair County, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Earnesteen Bryson, 81, Glensfork, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Tackett, Sr., Columbia, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman Cook, 76, Green County, KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Floyd Neal Lair, 77, Metcalfe County, KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Wesley Daniel, 66, Windsor, KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Delmer Lee Burton (1924 - 1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald C. McFarland, 70, Russell Springs, KY (1950-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Len Middleton, Casey County, KY (1971-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geraldine Arnold, 83, Casey Creek, KY (1937-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hallie Mae Scott, native of Adair Co., KY (1911) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Skylor Neal Turner, 30, Columbia, KY (1990-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stephen Derringer, Taylor County, KY (1943-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thurston Pelston, WWII veteran | (Updates/Corrections)


 





























 
 
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