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Preschoolers need to sign up by July first for fall 2019

Preschool Applications need to be turned in at Adair County School Board Office by July 1, 2019 if you are interested in your child attending preschool this fall.

The child needs to be 3 or 4 years of age by August 1, 2019 in order to attend.

Anita Goode, Adair County Public Schools
Special Education Director

2019-06-04 16:42:39 | Comments | Printable version

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On the roadside down Hwy 704

2019-06-04 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
These butter yellow lilies greeted the sun beside Highway 704 last week.

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7-year-old hailed as hero by Edmonson sheriff

By Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News

Logan Powell's fascination with vacuum cleaners frequently leads him to the nearest smartphone to look up YouTube videos showing demonstrations and the inner workings of different models of vacuums. The 7-year-old's handiness with mobile technology proved recently to be a lifesaver, when Logan used his grandfather Leroy Childress' phone to get help when Childress found himself unable to walk as the two searched for arrowheads in a cornfield near Kyrock.

Logan wandered a cornfield until he could get a decent signal on the phone and called his grandmother, who with Logan's mother was able to locate Childress and call for an ambulance.


2019-06-04 16:35:54 | Comments | Printable version

Over $150K awarded to local counties for Recycling, HHW

Division of Waste Management awards to Kentucky counties will fund programs for recycling, household hazardous waste, and composting.

By John Mura/Robin Hartman

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Division of Waste Management today announced 49 recycling, 6 composting, and 29 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling and composting infrastructure, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.

Local recycling grant recipients include Metcalfe County Fiscal Court ($39,700.00), Russell County Fiscal Court ($57,950.00) and Taylor County Fiscal Court ($61,856.20). Metcalfe County Fiscal Court was also awarded a grant for household hazardous waste ($10,500.00).

A complete list of grant recipients can be viewed here: 2019-20 Grant Recipients List (PDF).

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2019-06-04 16:31:55 | Comments | Printable version

Caregivers lunch meeting is Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 11amCT at the Adair County Extension Office.

If you care for another person and need information about helpful services, this is a good hour for you. A light lunch is served and it is free and open to the public.

2019-06-04 16:29:26 | Comments | Printable version

Traffic Advisory: Milby Street in Greensburg

By Chris Jessie

This is a reminder that installation of an entrance pipe will require closure of Milby Street in Greensburg for approximately 2 days beginning Wednesday morning, June 5, 2019. Traffic is encouraged to use Industrial Drive as an alternate route during this time.

2019-06-04 16:22:31 | Comments | Printable version

Kentucky's Crossbow Deer Season Extended

Changes take effect with the 2019-20 season.

By Lisa Tolliver

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky deer hunters will have a longer period in the field with their crossbows, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31.

The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year that timeframe begins Sept. 21, 2019, and continues through Jan. 20, 2020.

The proposal to lengthen the season went through the legislative process earlier this year after being approved by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission (board) late last year.

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2019-06-04 16:21:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Ky Afield Outdoors

Top Circuit Clerks' Offices Honored

Adair County Circuit Court Clerk's Office among top counties honored for support of lifesaving donation program.

The Circuit Court Clerk's office in Adair County was among 64 Kentucky counties to receive an accolade of gourmet popcorn for recent support of Kentucky's organ donor awareness program. This year, in recognition of April as National Donate Life Month, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks' Trust For Life sponsored a challenge for the state's driver's license offices to thank you for collecting $1 donations in support of organ and tissue donation awareness.

Dennis Loy serves as the Circuit Court Clerk in Adair County, "I am proud that my office has been able to encourage many in the community to give the $1 donation to support education programs on organ and tissue donation. It is the law that we ask customers about the dollar donation, but we do it because we know the impact we have on so many families in this community and beyond. This is a vital public service, and my team of deputies work hard to fulfill this duty of helping others."

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2019-06-04 16:19:35 | Comments | Printable version

Fireworks at Gamaliel UMC, Sunday 30 Jun 2019

Gamaliel United Methodist Church, 405 East Main Street, Gamaliel, KY, would like to invite everyone to our Fourth of July fireworks on Sunday, June 30, 2019, starting at 7pmCT with free ice cream, music, and big bouncy house for kids. Fireworks will begin at dark. For more information call 270-670-5139. --Paul Mills

2019-06-04 10:18:35 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Two arrested on felony drug charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

The first arrest came on Saturday, June 1, 2019, when deputies responded to a residence 9 miles east of Columbia to investigate a complaint. As a result 46 year old Gerald Knight was arrested at 11:43pmCT on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Methamphetamine

The second arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on the Veterans Memorial Bypass. Sheriff's Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop on a 2006 Nissan. During the stop the deputy developed suspicion that there were illegal substances in the vehicle. K-9 Nitro gave a positive indicator of drug odor detected. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in Methamphetamine being discovered inside.

Christopher Stephens, 36, of Russell Springs, KY, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine and following another vehicle too closely.

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2019-06-04 10:15:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Governor signs eight military- and veteran-focused bills

By Nicole Burton

Frankfort, KY -. (June 3, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin signed eight military-focused bills today in a ceremony at the Boone National Guard Center on June 3, 2019. The bills, passed by the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly, demonstrate Kentucky's commitment to veterans, those currently serving and their family members.

"It is an honor for me today to ceremonially sign eight important pieces of recently enacted military-focused legislation," said Gov. Bevin. "Our military personnel and their families make tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation, and we celebrate these new laws that will positively impact their lives. We are grateful to our legislative partners who are working alongside our administration to make Kentucky the most military-friendly state in America."

The eight bills addressed a range of issues for military families, including removal of barriers to employment for military spouses. Currently more than 17,000 active-duty spouses reside in Kentucky. These families move every two to three years and often have difficulty building a career. Military spouse unemployment rates have been reported to range from 12-26 percent, and those who are employed receive an average of 25% less than their equally qualified counterparts. The financial burden on these families intensifies when they encounter employment barriers, such as inconsistent interstate licensing, fewer employment opportunities, and pay inequality.

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2019-06-04 09:44:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Veterans and Veterans Day

2019 Crusade for Children Donation Totals

By Donald Hare

Here is the list of our donors $25.00 and up in this year's Crusade for Children. Again thanks to everyone that gave on this 66th WHAS Crusade for Children. The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department raised $36,444.02.

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs. 100% of each donation to the Crusade helps children with special needs.

Church Donations:

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2019-06-04 08:40:04 | Comments | Printable version

ACPL Summer Reading Program kicks off today

By Aleina Milligan

The Adair County Public Library 2019 Summer Reading Program kicks off today, Tuesday June 6, 2019 at 11:30amCT at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Dr, Columbia, KY. These free programs will run through June and July and are open to the public. Come and join us!

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11:30amCT Kentucky Reptile Museum at Adair County Primary Center (ACPC)
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 11:30amCT Creepy, Crawly, Scaley, Slimy at ACPC
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 11:30amCT Darleen Campbell Story Telling at ACPC
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at NoonCT Hooked On Science at ACPC
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 11:30amCT Moon Craters at Adair County Public Library
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 11:30amCT Science Tellers: Alien Stories at Adair County Public Library
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 11:30amCT Space is the Place with Wump Mucket Puppets at Adair County Library
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 1pmCT Summer Reading Ice Cream Social at Adair County Public Library

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2019-06-04 08:13:28 | Comments | Printable version

Regina Campbell Rowe, 89, Adair County, KY (1930-2019)

She loved being with her family, sewing, gardening, shopping and traveling. She was a longtime member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. Most of her career was spent as an LPN before retiring in 2011.

Regina Campbell Rowe, 89, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Baptist Health Lexington.

Funeral services will be 11amCT Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Dr. John Hatton will be officiating and pallbearers will be Mark McKelvey, Preston Rogers, Todd Rogers, Johnathan Rowe, Barry Rowe and Jonathon Holmes. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the funeral home.

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2019-06-04 08:09:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 3 June 2019

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 4, 2019:
Future some might wish:
never bothered by business
but filled with music.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 4 June 2019.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2821

2019-06-04 06:21:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

KDFWR Traffic Safety Checkpoint Locations for June 2019

By Officer Cody Berry

Kentucky Conservation Officers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Green River Wildlife Management Area during the month of June to check motorist for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes.

Conservation Officers utilize safety checkpoints in an effort to promote safety for motorists and outdoor enthusiasts using WMA's and to provide a deterrent for those who violate Kentucky Revised Statutes and Kentucky Administrative Regulations.

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2019-06-04 06:20:34 | Comments | Printable version

Pilgrim named to CoSIDA All-America Softball Team

By Chris Wells

Callum Pilgrim has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), the organization announced on Monday.

Pilgrim is among 12 softball student-athletes in the NAIA selected to the first team and one of four outfielders. She was selected from members of the NAIA's four all-district teams, which were announced in early May.

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2019-06-04 06:15:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Sunny today, chance of storms tonight, high 86F

It's currently 55F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It should be sunny today, with a high near 86F. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight will bring a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with an overniht low around 67F. South wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday will continue the 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies. Wednesday's high will be near 86F, with southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

There's a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday night, with a low around 67F and southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

2019-06-04 06:12:35 | Comments | Printable version

7-County Area Courts for Tue 4 June 2019

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 15 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 8 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 186 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2019-06-04 06:08:17 | Comments | Printable version

Deborah Gordon Janes, 66, Russell County, KY (1952-2019)

Deborah (Gordon) Janes, age 66 years, 6 months, 14 days, of Russell Springs, Kentucky passed away, Sunday June 02, 2019 at Russell County Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10amCT Friday June 07, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Main Street, Jamestown, Kentucky with Father Joseph Thomas officiating.

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2019-06-04 03:34:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Sherman Ray 'Tack' Branham, 79, Cumberland County, KY

He was of Baptist faith, a member of Burkesville Baptist Church, a business owner, Magistrate of the Cumberland County Fiscal Court representing Marrowbone, and a farmer.

Sherman Ray "Tack" Branham of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Cumberland County Hospital, having attained the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 19 days.

The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 1pmCT in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Burkesville Cemetery.

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2019-06-04 03:08:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 4
Happy Anniversary, Arvest and Clara Rodgers (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky & JoAnn Collins (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Dial (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay Turner (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayleigh Paige Esenbock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Jonae Grider (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Lyda Holt, Columbia, KY (June 4, 1919 - August 19, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Christopher McMahan, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Carol Graves, Cumberland County, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Rose, Green County, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Hoskins, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcine P. Melson, Columbia, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Ann Richards, Jamestown, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vallie Lewis Dyer, 87, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2020) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Jackson Allen Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie J. Elmore, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernal David McCool, Cumberland Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Granvil Edwards, Sulphur Well, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1948 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Curtis, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Lee Cooper, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack E. Ray, 71, Russell County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mickey Van Strong, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Otis Odell Sherer, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Ray Ferguson, 56, Columbia, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Gene Laytart, 77, Elk Horn, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Jean McKinney, 68, Adair Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Earl Powell, Cosby, TN (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Lee Withers, 50, Casey County, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Murrell Eucledis Davenport, 89, Casey Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jerry) Bloyd, Green Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Prince , 67, Taylor County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Robert (Bob) Watson, 85, Marion Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doyle Ray Huffman, Green Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy -Dot- Ann Miers Patton, Green Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Asberry, 57, Dunnville, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alan Ray Ashbrook, 64, Russell County, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny George, 58, Greenwood, IN (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Coomer, 83, Burkesville, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Wayne Threatt, Liberty, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lander Bryant Lander Bryant (1892-1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory, Billy Gray Phillips (September 15, 1953 - June 4, 2007) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2019
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry Open each Tuesday, 08am-1pmCT, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. --Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:57928, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Gradyville Bookmobile run | (ID:57949, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:57933, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Glenna Gayle Taylor Bryant, 77, Liberty, KY (1941-2019) | (ID:57908, Comment)
11:30amCTAdair County Public Library: Kentucky Reptile Museum at Adair Co Primary Center | (ID:57950, Comment)
12:30pmCTServices for Ralph Wethington, 75, Casey County, KY native (1944-2019) | (ID:57925, Comment)
5:15pmCTVacation Bible School at Columbia Baptist Church | (ID:57833, Comment)
6:00pmCTVacation Bible School at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:57824, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Russell Heights Baptist Church | (ID:57855, Comment)
Vacation Bible School at Jones Chapel UMC | (ID:57911, Comment)


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