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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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COVID-19 statewide update Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Frankfort, KY -. (April 7, 2021) - On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,028 new COVID-19 cases. Of those, 300 are from Monday and Tuesday, but could not be confirmed and announced until today due to a technical issue on the reporting platform.

"Today's case report reminds us that even though we've come so far in the fight against COVID-19, this isn't over yet," said Gov. Beshear. "Please, if you're 16 or older, get vaccinated. Keep masking up in public spaces even if you have been vaccinated. None of us want to throw away our progress."

Case Information

As of 4pm Wednesday, April 7, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:


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2021-04-07 22:50:49 | Comments | Printable version

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Scenic Adair County: Redbuds in East Columbia



2021-04-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
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Commodities available Thursday in Russell Springs

Thursday, April 8, 2021 Russell County Judge Executive Gary Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court will be giving out commodities in conjunction with the Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland program.

They will be given out at First Baptist Church, 392 E Hwy 80, Russell Springs, beginning at 12noonCT until all commodities are given away. This will be drive-through only. For more information contact 270-343-2112.


2021-04-07 22:39:56 | Comments | Printable version

Cecil Hatter, 90, Liberty, KY (1931-2021)

Cecil Hatter of Liberty passed away on Tuesday April 6, 2021, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 90 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmET on Saturday April 10, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, 142 KY Hwy 49, Liberty, KY, with Rev. Clifton Cowan and Bro. Rodney Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

A walk through visitation will be held from 6pmET until 9pmET on Friday, April 9, 2021, and after 10amET on Saturday April 10, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

Due to State Mandate, masks will be required for the funeral and visitation. For the health and respect of the family please follow all rules for social distancing.


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2021-04-07 14:40:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Cook selected to MSC Champions Of Character Team

By Joel Snyder

Lindsey Wilson senior Benjamin Cook has been named to the 2021 Mid-South Conference Men's Soccer Champions of Character Team, conference officials announced on Wednesday.

The conference recognizes a Champions of Character Team for each championship sport. The student-athletes that are honored on the Champions of Character Team were nominated by their coaches based on their leadership on campus and in the community while demonstrating the five core character values of the NAIA.

This is Cook's first Champions of Character team selection of his career.


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2021-04-07 14:37:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Bipartisan rescue plan to create more than 14,500 jobs in KY

Governor signs bills that will build better schools, expand broadband, provide clean drinking water, expand voting

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear joined legislative leaders from both parties to sign bipartisan legislation appropriating funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to create jobs, build better schools, expand broadband and invest in infrastructure, including clean drinking water. The Governor also signed House Bill 574, which expands voting opportunities in Kentucky.

"While points of friction often get more attention, it's important to note that on this crucial matter - at this profoundly consequential moment in history - everyone put their politics aside and instead put their shoulders to the grindstone to get this done for our people," Gov. Beshear said. "We consulted with one another, and everyone agreed the right thing to do right now is to capitalize on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in our people and our future."

Elected officials of both parties, including Senate President Robert Stivers, Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, House Minority Leader Joni Jenkins and Secretary of State Michael Adams, joined Gov. Beshear in the Capitol Rotunda for today's bill signings.

"To all the people involved in passing these bills, I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for what they've done," said President Stivers. "It truly does set the table for brighter days."


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2021-04-07 14:35:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LWC Baseball travels to Oakland City this afternoon

By Brady Budke

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team returns to the diamond this afternoon, facing off against non-conference opponent Oakland City (Ind.) at Pinnick Field in Oakland City, Indiana. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CT.

The last time these two programs met was back in 2005 in Oakland City, where the Blue Raiders grabbed a pair of victories over the Mighty Oaks.


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2021-04-07 11:09:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

CU announces 100% tuition guarantee for incoming freshmen

By Ariel C. Emberton

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's administration and enrollment office have announced the university is now offering a tuition guarantee for incoming freshman students.

"For over 100 years, Campbellsville University has been committed to educating and supporting underserved Kentucky students. CU firmly believes helping students and their families afford Christian higher education is essential to our mission. In furthering this mission, Campbellsville University is excited to enact the 'CU Tuition Guarantee,'" Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president, said.

The CU Tuition Guarantee provides 100% tuition coverage for all full-time and first-time students from Kentucky who are eligible for the Pell Grant and have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA.

After a student receives all the federal and state aid possible including the Pell Grant, Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG), College Access Program (CAP) and the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships (KEES), Campbellsville University will scholarship the remaining amount up to 100% of cost of tuition.


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2021-04-07 08:51:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Regional unemployment offices set to reopen

After being closed for more than three years, regional offices to reopen for in-person unemployment insurance assistance.

By Crystal Staley/Holly Neal

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear and Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts announced on Tuesday that in-person unemployment insurance (UI) services will open April 15, 2021, at more than a dozen regional Kentucky Career Centers (KCCs).

KCC staff will be available for in-person assistance by appointment only. At 1pmET on Wednesday, April 7, Kentuckians can begin scheduling Monday through Friday appointments at kcc.ky.gov.

Openings on Wednesday will be for appointments April 15-30. Beginning April 19, appointments for May 3 will become available, with additional appointment times opening each day thereafter.


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2021-04-07 06:55:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky

Abby Grubbs Selected to MSC Champions of Character Team

By Brady Budke

Abby Grubbs of the Lindsey Wilson volleyball team has been named to the 2021 Mid-South Conference Women's Volleyball Champions of Character team, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

The MSC recognizes a Champions of Character Team for each championship sport. The student-athletes that are honored on the Champions of Character Team were nominated by their coaches based on their leadership on campus and in the community while demonstrating the five core character values of the NAIA.


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2021-04-07 06:48:50 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Vehicle pursuit ends in multiple felony charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, April 5, 2021, at 12:05pmCT, Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Padgett observed a 2005 black Tahoe operating on Bliss Road. The vehicle's operator was believed to be wanted on several felony warrants, and was also believed to be in possession of a firearm that was stolen from Adair County in a prior case.

Deputy Padgett attempted to initiate a stop, but the driver continued on. The pursuit travelled from the Bliss community to North Highway 61. Speeds reached 70 mph at times but for most part stayed in ranges from 20-50 mph as his vehicle started experiencing mechanical problems.

Officers from the Columbia Police Department joined in the pursuit, along with Sheriff Brockman. The Sheriff's Office, along with CPD, was able to box in the vehicle on Milltown Road near Portland and bring the pursuit to a controlled stop.

The driver of the Tahoe was taken into custody by the Sheriff's Office and placed under arrest on multiple felony charges.


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2021-04-07 06:47:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Mostly sunny today, chance of storms, high 79F

It's currently 57F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 79F. South wind 5 to 11 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and an overnight low around 58F. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday will bring a 90 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a high near 72F. South wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Thursday night should be partly cloudy, with a low around 51F and south wind 5 to 9 mph.


2021-04-07 06:32:59 | Comments | Printable version

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 344 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.89% positivity rate.

"If you haven't gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet, look at our list of where you can get your shot of hope this week, at vaccinemap.ky.gov," said Gov. Beshear. "If you've already been vaccinated, reach out to one friend or family member who is still trying to get signed up and see if you can help them. This is an all-hands-on-deck effort. We are in a race against harmful COVID-19 variants that could threaten the progress we've all sacrificed so much to achieve."

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:


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2021-04-07 06:28:53 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for April 7, 2021

When friend supports you,
all good things seem suddenly
to be possible.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 7 April 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3494


2021-04-07 06:27:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 7 Apr 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. 50 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 40 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. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: No events Circuit Court. 117 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-04-07 06:26:34 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 7
Happy Anniversary, David and Teresa Giles (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jonathan and Peggy Conover (2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tony E. and Relda R. Kerr | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Tressie & Ricky Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bessie Janes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carson Dwayne Hadley (1987) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chris Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Marcum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug York | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elayna Marie Keltner (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Erica Higginbotham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joann Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randall Banks | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Hill | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trudy Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday. Jazlyn Rich Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margie Finn Golden Adair Co., KY native (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Woodrick, Adair Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Kate Staten, Adair Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alterene Keltner, Adair County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Wilbert, Adair County, KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Bill) Roberts, Casey Co., KY (1941 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Wesley Newcomb, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Reynolds Hedgespeth, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dulcie M. Russell, Casey County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Freeman (Jim) Curry, Taylor Co., KY, Green Co., KY native (1931-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lura Coulter, Russell County, KY (1920-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Eugene (Pete) Alfrey, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha (Marty) Elizabeth Roach, Green Co., KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Micah S. Beard, 63, Casey Co., KY (1952-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shelby Nelson, 78, Buffalo, KY (1937-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Redmon, 96, Adair Co., KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Luttrell, 32, Casey County, KY (1984-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Riddle, 86, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Cochran, 74, Casey County, KY (1944-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Altarene Keltner | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie Mae Moss Janes, Greensburg, KY (1935-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine Wheeler, Taylor Co., KY (1941) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlie Grider (1948-1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. John Charles Hedrick, Jr., Campbellsville, KY (1940-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elean Brown, 84, Russell Co., KY (1928-2012) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fern J. Austin, Casey Co., KY (1929-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Allen Edmonds, 76, Summersville, KY (1944-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jessica Lee Watson, Taylor County, KY (1988-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Pennington, 81, Mannsville, KY (1938-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patty Bell, 66, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Burton, 72, Liberty, KY (1948-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Earl (Grizzly) Clarkston, 77, Knifley, KY (1943-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Lee Roberts, Casey Co., KY (1952-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Stella Christine Akers Underwood, Green Co., KY, Adair Co. native (1953-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Stephens, 57, Russell Springs, KY native (1963-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
11:00amCTServices for Winfrey Gerald (Mick) Burton, 76, Columbia, KY (1945-2021) | (ID:61459, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Nellie Nancy Burton, 80, Columbia, KY (1940-2021) | (ID:61456, Comment)

 





























 
 
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