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ACMS SBDM Council meeting, Thu 2 July 2020

By Alma Rich, Principal
Adair County Middle School

The Adair County Middle School SBDM Council for 2020-2021 school year will have a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of discussing principal selection process options and training.

The meeting will be held via Zoom at 10amCT on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Please contact John Shelley at the Adair County School Board for more information.


2020-06-30 14:52:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

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Scenic Kentucky: Spurlington Lake



2020-06-30 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by Evan Waggener.
Spurlington Lake is a 33 acre fishing lake about 10 miles past Campbellsville off KY68. It's managed by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, and stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, warmouth, white crappie, redear and channel catfish.

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Video: IMAGINE! Week 2 Playwriting Showcase

By Jeremy Cloyd

Continuing our IMAGINE! Youth Theatre 2020 camp was a week of work focused on playwriting! This week, we put our students in the driver's seat by helping them to create short scenes using the very basics of dramatic structure and dialogue.

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2020-06-30 14:50:56 | Comments | Printable version

Betty L. Grider, 61, Summer Shade, KY

Mrs. Betty L. Moore Grider of Summer Shade, Kentucky, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky. She was 61 years old.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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2020-06-30 14:41:29 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Don't blame independent garbage collectors

By Joyce M. Coomer

I am tired of the independent garbage collectors getting blamed every time there is a sack of garbage in or near a road. I know what days they pick up on my road and the majority of the time when there is a sack of garbage lying around, it is NOT on the days that garbage has been picked up door-to-door.

People have a tendency to put things on top of cars (roof or trunk) and forget about them, put things in the beds of trucks and don't connect speed with air flow and things getting blown out . . . simple physics at work.

It's time to quit putting unnecessary blame on the independent garbage collectors. These people risk their lives daily simply by picking up other people's refuse. There could be a wide variety of harmful items, toxins and/or pathogens in household garbage. In this day and time, it would be a good idea for all garbage collectors to wear hazmat suits.


2020-06-30 14:39:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Adair Co. Sheriff's Dept. Activity for June 2020

The Adair County Sheriff's Department has released its Monthly Activity Report for June, 2020:
  • 29 Warrants of Arrest Served
  • 8 Criminal Cases Opened
  • 3 Call Response Reports Written
  • 1 Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
  • 15 Non-Injury Accidents Worked
  • 0 Injury Accidents Worked
  • 6 Out of County Transports
  • 26 Citations Written For Criminal Activity
  • 44 Civil Process Papers Served
  • 1 Criminal Summonses Served
  • 25 Subpoenas Served
  • 198 Hours of Court Security Provided
  • 401 Vehicle Inspections Done
  • 11 Animal Complaints
  • 8 Motor Assists
  • 620 911 Calls (14 Alcohol/Drug Related)


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2020-06-30 14:36:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Letter: Laundry scattered on highway

John Shelley writes:
What are underwear sizes? Men or Women's? Don't throw away, your neighbor might be interested if giving away.
Comments re: Don't need your garbage and undies


2020-06-30 13:17:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Columbia Mayor's Report: June, 2020

By Tiffany Collins

We have been very busy this month. Following are some of the projects completed:

1. The Gas Department has cleaned around their building and painted the outside.

2. Painted and cleaned around regulator stations.

3. Replaced relief valve on North Highway 61.

4. Bid the Green Hills project; opened bids.

5. Working on grant opportunities for the Milltown Church Road gas line project.


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2020-06-30 13:11:39 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County results in the 2020 Kentucky Primary Election

Of the 13,648 registered voters in Adair County, 3,655 voted in the 2020 Primary Election. Mail-in ballots accounted for 1,680 votes, with 1,975 voters choosing the in-person option. Voters selected among Democratic and Replican challengers for President of the United States and U.S. Senator.

Trump, Biden, and McConnell each easily carried their races in Adair County, while Charlie Booker delivered a stronger challenge to winner Amy McGrath in the Democratic Senate race in Adair County. Vote totals are below for each of the races.


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2020-06-30 09:58:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

LWC Details Plans for a Safe Return

By: Venus Popplewell

Lindsey Wilson College will return for classes on the A.P. White Campus on August 22, 2020, with an adjusted academic calendar according to a statement from LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., to the campus community on Monday.

LWC will have an abbreviated semester that will end on November 25, 2020. Students will be in class on Labor Day and the two-day scheduled fall break has been eliminated so that students will be home safely for Thanksgiving and enjoy a significant winter break. Classes at LWC's extended sites and online program are anticipated to proceed as originally scheduled.

Please read the full statement from William T. Luckey Jr., Lindsey Wilson College President, including the details for a safe return:


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2020-06-30 09:50:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

County Office Fourth of July schedule

By Bridget Compton

The following County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, 2020, to celebrate Independence Day:
  • The Adair County Judge Executive's office
  • The Adair County Recycling Center
  • The Adair County Road Department
Green River Animal Shelter will be open on Friday, July 3, 2020, and closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Have a blessed and safe holiday!


2020-06-30 08:15:41 | Comments | Printable version

Governor issues executive order on non-discrimination

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear has issued an executive order to ensure that all Kentuckians are treated fairly by the state when it comes to matters of employment, services and contracting in the commonwealth.

"When I ran for this office I pledged to be a Governor for all Kentuckians, and when I took my oath I swore to use my position to protect all of our citizens equally," the Governor said. "This executive order ensures that no Kentuckian has to tolerate being discriminated against because of who they are when it comes to dealing with the state. I'm proud to sign this."


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2020-06-30 07:48:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Jobs survey underway at City Hall, Columbia

From the City of Columbia

Our community has a light industrial company offering up to 100 jobs that is considering locating here. This is a factory, light industrial production, jobs paying $10 - $13 per hour.

People who are interested in part time or full time positions, (both will be offered) may come by City Hall, use the back door and pick up an application, fill it out and return. This needs to be done in the next few days to show this company that we have an eager and available workforce.


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2020-06-30 07:43:46 | Comments | Printable version

Comer is Republican Leader of Oversight & Reform Committee

By Matt Smith

Washington, D.C. - Congressman James Comer of Kentucky has been named the Republican Leader of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, the primary investigative committee in Congress.

Comer was elected by the House Republican Steering Committee to the post. He was elected to Congress to represent Kentucky's First Congressional District in 2016 and has served on the House Oversight Committee during his entire tenure, including as Ranking Member of the Environment Subcommittee for the past year and a half.


2020-06-30 07:23:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Virtual Trooper Island Camp launches today

Trooper Island Camp was established in 1965 and has never missed a summer of hosting children at camp. Due to health concerns from the COVID-19 Pandemic, KSP chose to host a virtual format this year.

Virtual Camp is open to all kids across Kentucky and beyond. Trooper Island Camp staff will host video episodes geared toward children with additional activities they can do at home. Kids can earn a camp patch and certificate for completing all the camp episodes. Parents can register their children for camp at TrooperIsland.org.

Episodes will be available online starting at 9amCT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Trooper Island Facebook page and/or the KSP YouTube channel.


2020-06-30 07:18:46 | Comments | Printable version

Markings uncovered, SS New Amsterdam plates

By Donna Rieder

This is the story of a deck chair I picked it up at a yard sale about 30 years ago for $5.

Last year I pressure washed it, and after knocking the moss and lichens off, I discovered these brass plates.

One says "1st Class Only" on the front of the chair, and on the back of the headrest one reads "SS New Amsterdam. "


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2020-06-30 07:00:26 | Comments | Printable version

Free COVID-19 testing at TCHS today

By Larry Smith, GM, Big Dawg Radio

Free COVID-19 testing is being done today at the new Taylor County High School past Walmart on Hwy 210/Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville.

The test is completely free, starting at 8amCT/9amET and ending at noonCT/1pmET.


2020-06-30 06:45:15 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly cloudy, chance of storms, high 82F

It's currently 69F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will mostly cloudy, with a high near 82F. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely today, and a flash flood watch remains in effect through this evening.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low around 67F. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 85F. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 66F and a 40 percent chance of showers.


2020-06-30 06:34:16 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 30, 2020

One hopes but one knows
fairies would not be fairies
if they were real.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 30 June 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3213


2020-06-30 06:28:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 30 Jun 2020

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 53 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 40 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 64 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 6 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2020-06-30 06:27:07 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 30
Happy Anniversary, Eric and Candace Schorman (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Joe B. and Lynda McKinley (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michele and Tony "Clutch" Coomer (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Alice Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Robin and Jeffery Willis (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Waldrif (1973) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew Reliford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Buddy Powell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Kelly Cooper Henson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Isaac "Jake" Hill (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha R. Foster | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Molly Keen | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dana Cox Welch, Campbellsville, KY (1974-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Howard 'Elmer' Redmon, Russell County, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rollin Nelson Branham, 95, Adair County, KY (1924-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don A. Brockman, 76, Adair Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Beulah Elizabeth Sweeney, Green Co., KY (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen (Big Boy) Napier, Kings Mountain, KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ancil Lee Farmer, Jr., 55, Taylor Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Omer Farmer, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Jaynes, Taylor County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jewell Dean Hash Chastain, Taylor Co., KY (1938-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Woodson Reed, Casey County, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Betty Carter, 85, Cumberland Co., KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Ron Ferree, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Johnson, 81, Russell Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Wayne Pennington, Edmonton, KY (1962-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dwight Lee Meyer, (1930-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Dorothy M. Solomon, 97, Marrowbone, KY (1918-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hugh E. Appleby, Russell County, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Louann Webb Walker, Summer Shade, KY (1956-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Herron Graybeal, 75, Taylor County, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Edward Forrest, 70, Savoyard, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Leon Coffey, 70, Adair County, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Afton Clark Little Addington, Glensfork, KY (1913-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Peggy Lou Holmes Luttrell, 56, Columbia, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronan Lee Curtis Epperson, Knifley, KY (2017-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Wayne Stapleton, Taylor Co./Adair native (1945-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maggie Juanita Calhoun, 69, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jim Milby, Taylor County, KY (1947-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eric Daniel Spires, Green Co., KY (1978-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maxine Chapman Kinnett (1932-1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Paula Coy Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Frances Maddox, 67, Russell Co. KY; Henry Co., KY native (1948-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Rose Sinclair Burton-Bush, Adair Co. Native (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTFree COVID-19 testing at Taylor County High School today | (ID:60745, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:60713, Comment)
1:00pmCTACES SBDM Council meeting | (ID:60743, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Kay Burton Thomas, 74, Columbia, KY (1945-2020) | (ID:60734, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 4pmCT-7pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:60715, Comment)
Regular called Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:60736, Comment)
6:00pmCTMiddle School Football registration | (ID:60727, Comment)

 



























 
 
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