Area schools reopening plans continue as situation remains fluid

Note: This is the final installment in our series highlighting area schools’ preparations for the upcoming school year. By Jeff Neagle Editor With Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendation last week that Kentucky schools not start in-person classes until September 28, area schools have once again had to re-evaluate their plans for beginning instruction. Last week, before…

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Adair County Schools reopening plan

By Amber Hobaugh and Drew Bergman At this past Thursday’s meeting of the Adair County School Board district leaders unveiled their plan for reopening Adair County Schools. While Adair County Schools have adopted Governor Beshear’s recommendations for delaying the start of in-person instruction until September 28 of this year, this plan will remain in place…

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Oral Hancock, 82

Oral Hancock, 82, of Columbia, Ky, died Wednesday, August 05, 2020 in Columbia. He was born August 20, 1937, in Wayne County, to the late Loren and Glenna Hancock and was also preceded in death by; one brother, Edgar Hancock and four sisters, Charlene Taylor, Betty Burton, Jewell Law and Geneva Ray. Oral was a…

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Henry Noel, 82

Henry Noel, 82, of Glens Fork, Ky, died Friday, August 7, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind. He was born March 8, 1938, in Casey County, to the late Felbert and Pearl Gabehart Noel, a member of Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana, a US Army National Guard Veteran and retired from Ford Motor…

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Finis Foster, 77

Finis Foster, 77, of Russell Springs, KY died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his residence.  Born in Adair County he was the son of the late Leeontis Talmage and Rena Bryant Foster and husband of the late Joyce Rooks Foster. Mr. Foster enjoyed camping, bluegrass music and spending time with his family. Survivors include; five…

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Cassey Adrondia Burton Tidwell, 33

Cassey Adrondia Burton Tidwell, 33, of Columbia died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Harrodsburg, Ky.  Born in Stanford, KY she is the daughter of Eric and Diane Cark Burton of Columbia who survives.  Cassey formerly attended the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church.  In addition to her parents she is survived by; three children Jayden…

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Shirley McAllister, 90

Shirley McAllister, 90, of Columbia, Ky, died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at TJ Health/Columbia. She was born September 8, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Millard T. and Margaret Parks Hart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Morgan Jackson and her second husband, Garnett McAllister…

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Cora N. “ Corky” Cook, 84

Cora N. “ Corky” Cook, 84, of Louisville, Ky, died Saturday, August 8, 2020 at her home. She was born September 9, 1935, in Adair County, to the late John Johnson and Katie Pike Biggs, a member of Kentucky Trailblazers Horse and Wagon Club and retired from Enro Shirt Company. In addition to her parents,…

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Albert Earl Antle, 95

Albert Earl Antle, age 95, of Jamestown, Ky passed away Thursday, August 06, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was preceded in death by; his wife of 57 years, Doris Dalton Antle; his parents Virgil and Florence Piercy Antle; son in law Tim Reece, two sisters;  Rada Atchley and Shelby Jean Brown; and numerous other…

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Zachary Paul Derman, 25

Zachary Paul Derman, 25, formerly of Adair County, died Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his residence in Edmonton. Survivors include; his mother Patricia Derman Crisp of Edmonton; one daughter  Avery Derman of Louisville; one sister Michelle Leigh Derman of Columbia; his grandmother Mae Rexroat of Columbia; three nieces Kareisha, Kadeidra and  Macie Derman; one great…

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