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Adair Schools closed for the rest of the week

By Dr. Pamela Stephens, Superintendent

Adair County Public Schools will be out for the rest of the week, Thursday, February 6, 2020 and Friday, February 7, 2020.

Our attendance is still holding. Unfortunately several staff members are sick and we MUST have adults.

Thank you for all you do for Adair County Schools. Have a blessed day.

2020-02-05 14:46:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Adair represented at winter conference in Lexington

2020-02-05 - Lexington, KY - Photo from the office of the Adair Judge Executive.
Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and Magistrate Daryl Flatt, at right, had a chance to sit down with Attorney General Daniel Cameron, at left, and Deputy Attorney General Barry Dunn, this afternoon in Lexington at the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association winter conference. They said the AG talked about his full support on the second amendment.

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Joyce Marcum Helm, 85, Jamestown, KY (1934-2020)

Joyce Marcum Helm of Jamestown, KY passed away on January 22, 2020 in Wilson, NC. She was 85 years old.

The funeral service will be held at a later date in Jamestown, KY, where her cremated remains will be buried next to her late husband.

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2020-02-05 13:27:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Singing at Gradyville Baptist Church, Sun 9 Feb 2020

By Mike Bennett

The Herrlinger Family Band from Boyceville, WI, will be singing and sharing details of their traveling ministry at 6pmCT on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Gradyville Baptist Church, 159 Old Gradyville Church Rd., Columbia, KY (5 miles from Walmart, off Edmonton Road.

2020-02-05 13:23:07 | Comments | Printable version

ACES hosts Family Reading Night: Adventures in History

By Alice Curry, Technology Teacher & STC
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School students and families enjoyed a great night of reading and history at the recent Family Reading Night.

The event, sponsored by the Family Resource Center, Title I, Camp SAFARI and 5th Grade Social Studies teachers, provided activities and reading rooms related to local, state and national history.

Families explored early American history through a living museum and a presentation by Ken Hill a local historian and reenactor.

Mike Watson and LeeAnn Jessie with the Adair Public Library presented information about Adair County history and early public library history including a story about how librarians in Kentucky once rode horses into the mountains to deliver books.

Families were also treated to a visit by Mr. Larry Elliott, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator. He shared information about Mr. Lincoln's life and how reading was the key to his success.

2020-02-05 11:31:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

LSC closing announcement continues to stun Glasgow

Barren County Progress

"Since the announcement of the termination of LSC's merger agreement with Quad/Graphics in July 2019, LSC will have closed a total of eight facilities...reduced its workforce by approximately 2,500 employees." This was part of the statement from Thomas Quinlan, CEO of LSC Communications in a press release announcing the shut down of its Glasgow magazine division after 51 years of operation in Barren County, KY. The loss to the local economy is on a scale that is hard to comprehend.


2020-02-05 11:25:33 | Comments | Printable version

KY Department of Revenue now accepting 2019 tax returns

By Jill Midkiff

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) has finalized its tax filing processes and procedures, striving to make this the most efficient and safe filing season possible.

The IRS began accepting electronic and paper federal tax returns on Monday, January 27, 2020. Kentucky is following the same timeline and began accepting returns last week.

Depending upon household income, some taxpayers may qualify for the Free File Alliance, which offers no-cost Kentucky tax return preparation for electronic returns and allows taxpayers to receive refunds via direct deposit. Please visit to learn more and find out if you qualify.

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2020-02-05 11:21:58 | Comments | Printable version

Valtha N. Bennett, 95, Adair Co., KY native (1924-2020)

Valtha N. Bennett of Glasgow passed away on February 4, 2020. She was 95 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Pastor Jim D. Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 9amCT on Saturday.

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2020-02-05 11:17:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Taylor Co. awarded $5K KDLA grant to preserve records

By JT Henderson

Frankfort, KY - - The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has announced 25 recipients of more than $575,000 of the Local Records Grant Program funds to preserve and manage local government records. Taylor County was awarded $5,450.

The Local Records Program helps to preserve, protect and make available records with continuing archival value and assist local agencies with records management through direct services, training and grant support.

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2020-02-05 10:21:44 | Comments | Printable version

Donations-for-fines bill gets House approval

By Rebecca Hanchett, LRC

Frankfort, KY - A bill that would allow local governments to elect to receive donated goods in lieu of civil parking fines passed the state House today 90-4.

House Bill 269 sponsor Rep. McKenzie Cantrell, D-Louisville, said the bill would allow cities statewide to accept donations of specified goods in lieu of full or partial payment of civil fines for parking violations. Cities would need to pass an ordinance to opt in to the donation program, she said.

"Other jurisdictions that have passed this type of legislation ... they call it 'Food for Fines' or 'Donations for Citations' - they can donate food, school supplies, hats, scarves and gloves, and donate them to qualifying nonprofits," said Cantrell.

Under HB 269, a civil parking fine would be considered "paid in full" and a receipt given once a donation is accepted. That receipt could not be used as a tax deduction.

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2020-02-05 09:13:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

The Curry twins will soon be turning 80 years young

By Teresa Bright

Eulah Helm and Beulah Carter - the Curry twins - will soon be turning 80 years young!

Friends and family are invited to join in the celebration on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Bearwallow Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 2pmCT.

Eulah and Beulah are the twin daughters of the late Avert Curry and Fannie Corbin Curry.

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2020-02-05 07:34:03 | Comments | Printable version

Columbia City Council February meeting report

Mayor Pamela Hoots said it's good to start the new year off with a positive audit result at the regular called meeting of the Columbia City Council is Monday, February 3, 2020. The city budget, presented in the annual financial report from Campbell, Myers and Rutledge, is, in her words, "in excellent shape."

Gas service was also in the discussion at the February meeting. Columbia Gas Superintendent Jerry Watson and Mayor Hoots say they are within the 60 day grant application process working with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District on the goal to get coverage to 14 chicken houses in Adair County.

Watson also shared maps of Green Hills where gas expansion is set to begin this spring.

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2020-02-05 07:19:51 | Comments | Printable version

Singing at Kelleyville Community Church

By Linda Tucker

Kelleyville Community Church, located at 77 Kellyville Rd., Columbia, KY, will have its Anniversary Celebration at 10:30amCT/11:30amET on Sunday, February 16, 2020, with the Blakey Quartet singing. A meal will follow the service.

Bro. Stanley Watson and congregation invite everyone to attend. For more information, call 270-378-1250.

2020-02-05 06:04:12 | Comments | Printable version

Rains continue, flood watch tonight, high 53F

It's currently 39F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Rain will continue today, with the possibility of a thunderstorm after 3pmCT. Expect a high temperature near 53F with northeast wind 8 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

A flood watch will be in effect from this evening through Thursday morning, as an additional one to two inches of rain are possible across the region from late this afternoon through tonight. This rainfall after the soaking rains Tuesday may result in flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas. The rainfall will also lead to rises on area creeks and streams.

Rains will continue throughout tonight, with the possibility of a thunderstorm and gusty winds up to 21mph. Tonight's overnight low will be around 51F with east wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight.

On Thursday, the chance of rain will drop to 50 percent, with cloudy skies and a high near 55F. West wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday night will bring a 30% chance of rain or snow, as temperatures drop to the low 30s. It will be cloudy, with west wind 6 to 10 mph, gusting as high as 20 mph.

2020-02-05 06:01:27 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 5, 2020

Too much confinement
makes one nervous and therefore
unfitted for all.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 5 February 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3067

2020-02-05 05:49:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Wed 5 Feb 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. 80 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 100 events District Court.
  • Green County: 113 events Circuit Court. 3 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 44 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 111 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties

2020-02-05 05:48:31 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 5
Happy Anniversary, Donnie and Lisa Clark (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bliss Cravens Santiago | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Claire Addison Loy (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Hutchison (1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Lynn Keith (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emma Grace Cockerham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan George (2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hunter Hadley (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kaileigh Madison Kermeen (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lincoln Tyler Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lottie Edwards | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Oakley Marie Bledsoe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richard Raines (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert Fishback | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robert H. Stone (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roy Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stacey Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Parnell Thompson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Zachary Morgan | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joyce (Joy) Ann Lutz, 82, Russell Co., KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsha Clark Patterson, Columbia, KY (1959-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Herman Patton, Dunnville, KY (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Moneta Kay Henderson, 80, Taylor County, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Paxton, Greensburg, KY (1949-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Cochran Shay, 86, Dunnville, KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean McGowan, 69, Russell Co., KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. William Raymond Beard, Taylor Co., KY (1922 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucile Smith Wilson, Russell Co., KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paskel B. Spaw, Casey Co., KY native (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmy Neat, Adair Co., KY (1951) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha Morgan Carender, Adair County, KY (1959-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Lou Hord Sandidge, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Caulk, Taylor Co., KY (1921-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rena Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roxie Peavey, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bertha Forest, Taylor County, KY (1926 - 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Billy Ray Porter Merrick, Gravel Switch (1961-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.E. Ooten, 60, Cumberland Co., KY (1954-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Beard, 68, Russell County, KY (1947-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Howard Glenn, 70, Adair County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laura Ruth Lawson, Casey County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe H. (Durwood) Williams, 71, (1936-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dianna June Turner, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Abby Gail Curry, 15, Columbia, KY (2001-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tristan Grant Pyles, 28, Jefferson Co., KY/Taylor Co, native (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Ernestine Finn Edwards, Green County, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Joe Woodrum, 76, Casey County, KY (1941-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josie Gyde, 19, Casey County, KY (1998-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randy Thomas Antle, 62, Russell Springs, KY (1955-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Geneva Bennett, 74, Adair County, KY (1943-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William 'Bill' Fletcher, 78, Cumberland County, KY (1940-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bella Dawn Streeval, Columbia, KY (2017-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Brock (1947-1984) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Bertha Forrest (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTTaylor County School District closed today

Campbellsville Independent Schools also closed today | (ID:60161, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Public Library Hwy 206 Bookmobile Run | (ID:60123, Comment)
10:00amCTServices for Vernie Alice Brewer English, 81, Greensburg, KY (1938-2020) | (ID:60089, Comment)
Adair Co. Public Library Story Time | (ID:60124, Comment)
11:00amCTCaregivers monthly meeting at Adair Extension Office | (ID:59975, Comment)
NoonCTServices for Terry Poore, 95, Campbellsville, KY (1924-2020) | (ID:60118, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices for Bonnie Warriner, 45, Russell County, KY (1974-2020) | (ID:60156, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Zella Cole, 92, Breeding, KY native (1927-2019) | (ID:60155, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices for Dorothy (Hendrickson) Kirby, 88, Burkesville, KY (1931-2020) | (ID:60077, Comment)
5:00pmCTJones Chapel Church BLAST Youth Program | (ID:60074, Comment)


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