Commissioner Quarles Applauds Kentucky State Fair COVID-19 Proposal

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 28, 2020) – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles issued the following statement after the Kentucky State Fair Board submitted a draft proposal to Governor Andy Beshear to hold a modified Kentucky State Fair in August that respects public heath guidelines in light of the coronavirus pandemic.   “As Commissioner of Agriculture and a…

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Calvin Cowan, 92

Calvin Cowan, 92, of Columbia, Ky, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:37 P.M. at UK Healthcare in Lexington. He was born January 16, 1928, in Adair County, to the late Walker and Dorothy Burton Cowan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; his wife, Bernice Burton Cowan; his son, Ronnie…

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Neal Edward Hemminger Jr., 43

Neal Edward Hemminger Jr., 43, of Columbia, Ky died Monday, May 25, 2020 at his residence.  Born in Hammond, Ind he is the son of Neal Edward and Patty Madeline Miller Hemminger, Sr. of Edmonton, Ky.  In addition to his parents he is survived by; his fiancée Jennifer Hope Welch; four children Samuel Allen Hemminger,…

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Stephen Keith Edwards, 34

Stephen Keith Edwards, 34, of Columbia, Ky died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his residence.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of the late Daniel Keith Edwards and Sandra Walsh of Columbia who survives. Stephen was an adventurous person that loved the outdoors and working out.  In addition to his mom Sandra Walsh…

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Sandra R. Sharpe, 85

Sandra R. Sharpe, 85, of Columbia, Ky, died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville. She was born March 26, 1935, in Adair County, to the late Clifton and Inez Vaughn Riggins, the widow of Earl Sharpe and a member of Columbia Christian Church. Survivors include: one daughter and son in law…

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Tom A. Dulworth, 78

Tom A. Dulworth, 78, of Union, Ky, formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his home. He was born March 24, 1942 in Adair County to the late William Russell and Leora Bault Dulworth.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Russell Dulworth.  Tom was a…

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Junius Earl Bryant, 94

Junius Earl Bryant, 94, of Alvaton, Ky and formerly of Columbia, Ky died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Christian Health Care Facility in Bowling Green, Ky.  Born in Adair County he was the son of the late Junius Elmore and Montie Belle Combest Bryant.  Mr. Bryant was a member of the Trinity United Methodist…

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Joyce Watson Morris, 85

Joyce Watson Morris, 85, of Columbia, Ky died Friday, May 22, 2020 at her residence.  Born in Knifley, Ky she was the daughter of the late Gene and Linnie Bottoms Watson and wife of the late Bob Morris.  Mrs. Morris loved spending time with her family and especially pampering her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Survivors…

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Judge Executive Gale Cowan issues statement on COVID-19 cases

By Judge Executive Gale Cowan Let me begin by stating we report COVID-19 case information as given by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.  Adair County reported no active cases of COVID-19 yesterday.  Since then we have had several questions and comments arise from family members of residents at Summit Manor as well as concerned…

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Adair County High School bids farewell to the class of 2020

By Drew Bergman Contributor The past two months have set one challenge after another at the feet of students and educators and with this past week’s commencement, the class of 2020 celebrated their successes in meeting those challenges. “It’s been really unique,” said Assistant Principal Chad Parnell. “We’re used to spending two to three days…

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