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Thursday, February 18, 2021
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KYTC: Motorists should expect some refreezing tonight

By Wes Watt

After battling frigid temperatures and multiple winter weather storm systems for more than a week, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 crews have made progress in clearing roadways. Most priority A routes and priority B routes are in good shape. Priority C routes have been treated and plowed multiple times with many of them in good shape. Some priority C routes still have coverage or partially coverage depending on the area.

Some counties will be staying over tonight to continue to work, while others will be suspending operations until tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to dip well below 20 degrees tonight and salting will not be option. Counties continuing operations will focus on areas they can still plow. All counties will resume snow & ice operations in the morning.

Lots of roadways had a significant amount of water on them this afternoon due to melting of the snow. Motorists should expect some of these areas to refreeze overnight. Secondary and rural routes will still have some slick spots on them so motorists should use caution and adjust driving behavior if out tonight and in the morning.


2021-02-18 16:16:33 | Comments | Printable version

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Bird smorgasbord



2021-02-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
Here is a “charm” of Goldfinches in their winter coats sharing a smorgasbord of seed (less the pickled fish) on my back patio. My bird feeders were frozen over, and I felt sorry for the neighborhood collection of winged lovelies so I put this on my open patio. It took about ten minutes before the birds found it. At one point I had five species at one time sharing the dinner table. In addition to the Goldfinches there were Cardinals, several species of Sparrows, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse’s, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Juncos, and even a Mockingbird, Robin and an unkempt Starling or two. No Bald Eagle since there was no fish on the platter.

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T.J. Health vaccine clinic updates for this week

By Stacey Biggs

Update #1: Due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, the COVID vaccine clinic scheduled at T.J. Health Columbia on Friday, February 19, 2021, has been postponed to Friday, February 26, 2021.

We will double the number of doses given that day to 600. In order to accommodate the additional patients and to provide for safe social distancing, the vaccine clinic will be held at the V.F.W. Building at 500 Greenhills Road in Columbia. Patients already scheduled for 2/19 will keep their original appointment time on 2/26 at the new location.

We are continuing to call those on the extensive waiting list to schedule the additional appointments that are now available on that date.

Summary:
  • New Date: February 26, 2021
  • New Time: 7amCT to 6pmCT
  • New Location: V.F.W. Building; 500 Greenhills Road, Columbia
  • Number of Vaccines: 600 by appointment only (we will call patients on our waiting to schedule their appointments)
Update #2: The Vaccine Clinic that was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 18 in Glasgow was postponed to this Saturday. However, due to weather conditions across the state, we did not receive our allotment of vaccine for this clinic. Therefore it is postponed until a future date that is to be determined. We will share more information about the new date as soon as details are available.


2021-02-18 16:14:51 | Comments | Printable version

Zoning meeting rescheduled

By Jada Atwood

Due to inclement weather, the Planning and Zoning public hearing scheduled for tonight is rescheduled for next Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 6pmCT.

The purpose of the meeting is for a request for a zone change from R1 to C2 for property located at 614 Fairground Street owned by Easton Bryant. The hearing is open to the public.


2021-02-18 11:13:09 | Comments | Printable version

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency Adair Outreach Office Closed

By Melissa Stone

The Adair and Russell County Outreach offices of Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency will be closed today due to the weather and road conditions. Efforts will be made to contact all clients with scheduled appointments, but anyone who is in danger of disconnection should contact their utility provider.


2021-02-18 11:12:01 | Comments | Printable version

Public Library closed Thursday

By Lee Ann Jessee
Adair County Public Library

The Adair County Public Library will be closed today, Thursday, February 18, 2021.



2021-02-18 11:11:19 | Comments | Printable version

T.J. Regional Health - Winter Weather UPDATE for Feb 18

By Stacey Biggs

This is an updated weather announcement for Thursday, February 18th. Due to inclement weather and hazardous conditions, the T.J. Health Pavilion, all Rural Health Clinics and the T.J. Family Medicine Center will be closed today.

As always, T.J. Samson and T.J. Health Columbia remain open 24/7.

Updates, delays, and closures will be posted as more information becomes available.Visit our weather page for T.J. Regional Health and follow us on Facebook and local media the most up-to-date information.


2021-02-18 09:51:29 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Monthly SBDM Council meeting

By Troy W. Young, Principal
Adair County High School

Adair County High School will have its regularly scheduled monthly SBDM Council meeting at 4pmCT on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

The meeting will take place via Zoom at the following link: https://zoom.us


2021-02-18 08:26:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

KYTC: Most routes still covered or partially covered

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 3 crews battled another wave of winter weather that moved into the area last night. Crews from each District 3 county reported an estimated two to four inches of fresh snow overnight. The new fallen snow recovered roads that were clear after two earlier waves of winter weather.

Crews worked through the night and continue to work this morning. Motorists should expect most routes to be covered or partially covered depending on area. Interstate 65 has the right lane pretty clear and the middle lane is expected to be clear soon. Ramps are partially clear with ice spots. Interstate 165 has all four lanes nearly cleared with ramps partially cleared.

Crews began making progress once the snowfall rate slowed down. The focus continues to be mainly priority A routes with some priority B routes being plowed.

It is expected once the sun comes up progress will pick up even further. If motorists have to be out it is advised they adjust driving behavior, slow down and leave plenty of space between vehicles.



2021-02-18 06:42:44 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD closed today February 18

By Connie Young

Due to inclement weather Columbia Adair Utilities will be closed today, Thursday, February 18, 2021. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call our after hours number at 270-634-3285.


2021-02-18 06:40:26 | Comments | Printable version

FFNB: most branches opening at 10amCT Thurdsay

By Marsha Bennett

First and Farmers National Bank locations will be opening at 10amCT on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with the exception of our Burkesville Street location, which will be closed.


2021-02-18 06:39:19 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Farm Bureau South hours for Thursday

By Jason Corbin

Adair County Farm Bureau South will be open from 10amCT until 4pmCT today, Thursday, February 18, 2021.


2021-02-18 06:37:29 | Comments | Printable version

Extension Office will be closed Thurs 18 Feb 2021

By Tony Rose
Adair County Extension Service

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Office will be closed today, Thursday, February 18, 2021, due to weather conditions.


2021-02-18 06:35:59 | Comments | Printable version

Annex Building to be closed Thurs 18 Feb 2021

The Adair County Annex Building will be closed today, Thursday, February 18, 2021.

2021-02-18 06:33:52 | Comments | Printable version

T.J. Regional Health Winter Weather Update for Feb 18

Updated closures: T.J. Regional Health - Winter Weather UPDATE for Feb 18

By Stacey Biggs

With the additional snowfall Wednesday evening, some T.J. facilities will be operating on a delayed scheduled on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

The following facilities will open at 10amCT on Thursday:
  • All areas in the T.J. Health Pavilion
  • The T.J. Family Medicine Center
  • All T.J. Rural Health Clinics
  • Home Health & Hospice will make visits on a limited schedule
  • As a reminder, the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is closed this week.
Updates, delays, and closures will be posted as more information becomes available.Visit our weather page for T.J. Regional Health and follow us on Facebook and local media the most up-to-date information.


2021-02-18 06:32:47 | Comments | Printable version

Freezing rain and snow today, high 32F

It's currently 26F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Freezing rain is likely today, possibly mixed with snow showers, mainly before 3pmCT. Otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 32F and north wind 3 to 7 mph. Total daytime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch is possible. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 9pmCT and an overnight low around 16F. Wind chill values could be as low as 8F. Northwest wind around 7 mph.

Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 28F. Wind chill values could be as low as 9F, with northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday night will be partly cloudy and cold, with an overnight low around 12F. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2021-02-18 06:30:35 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 18, 2021

Still child in body,
childhood of soul left behind
after near-death brush.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 18 February 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3446


2021-02-18 06:26:15 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 18 Feb 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, February 18, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 2 events Circuit Court. 1 event District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-02-18 06:25:29 | Comments | Printable version

Phillip Coffey - Just a Sniffle

No fitting day for picking rocks and impediments off the ridges.
Digging down through the frozen 'Tundra' to find them.
If britches needed mended sure Mom would add stitches.
"Doofus" always in and out with no 'earthly' rhyme or reason.

Lot of rambling thoughts and muttering from the 'ole Ridge Runner.'
Some of them with mirth to share -others it is necessary to stifle.
There can be blessings from all the experiences if properly carried
Through the furrows of anguished reality-most just a sniffle.


Picked a lot of rocks off ridge fields either tossing to the woods or loading on a wagon to be placed in perhaps a gully that had formed on the steep slopes. Dad bought an adjoining farm from his sister, Charity that joined our farm. Her husband Dallas had passed. One of the first things he and I did after he bought it was take a trailer hitched to a tractor load the rocks scattered exposed on the hillside and carry them to a gully to give pause to the erosion forming.


2021-02-18 03:11:47 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 18
Happy Anniversary, Joseph and Becky Chapman (2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Sheila Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tessa Starr Primm-Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bradley Pelston (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlotte A. Milby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Chasity Yarberry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody Wayne Turner (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Fishback | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danielle Symmes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Waltz | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dean Jessie | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donald Wayne Keith (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwight Sexton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janice VanZant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jayden Blake Schorman | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Atwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Justin Kyle Bledsoe (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Katie Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Grace Streeval (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Margie Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mary Lois Clark (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Olivia Murrell (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peyton Lee Stephens (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Phillip Carney, (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Quinton VanArsdale (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reed Norris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hobert Ray Sonny Pyles, Jr., Columbia, KY native (1931-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Edwin Campbell, Columbia, KY (1942-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernice Montgomery Loy, Columbia, KY, (1935-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Forrest Lee Devore, Knob Lick, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Laverne Crawley, Campbellsville, KY (1933-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Allen Ray McCubbins, Hudgins, KY (1952-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathleen Wilson Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.T. Sneed, Adair Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Helen Berneice Lowery, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Smith, Cumberland Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timmy Bottoms Taylor Co., KY (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Orvenice Davis Bishop, Greensburg, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sheila Marie Wilson, Russell County, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucas Scott Denham, infant, Columbia, KY (Feb. 18, 2014 - Feb. 18, 2014 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Danielle Mae Symmes, Adair County, KY, (1993-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dallas Hatter, Casey County, KY (1940-2014 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marjorie (Margie) Tucker, 83, Adair Co., KY |1931-2014| | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Bowen Mills, age 88, Taylor Co., KY, Adair Co. native (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Michael Thompson, Tompkinsville, KY (1957-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gladys Rexroat, Russell County, KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Montie June Hamm, 81, Casey Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Frances (Granny) Martin White, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Wesley Goodin, , 93, Adair County, KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Archie K. Chase, 79, Green County, KY/Barren County, KY native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ethel Rachel Jeffries Adams, 96, Green County, KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Dale Grider, 73, Adair Co., KY (1945-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rose M. Tarter, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Michael Thompson, Tompkinsville, KY (1957-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sharon Ann Richards, 80, Russell County, KY (1939-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTAdair Schools online only today Virtual classes Thursday | (ID:61373, Comment)
4:00pmCTACHS Monthly SBDM Council meeting (click for link) | (ID:61375, Comment)
6:00pmCTZoning meeting rescheduled
Planning and Zoning hearing re: 614 Fairground Street | (ID:61364, Comment)
School Board Meeting Rescheduled
Adair County School Board regular February meeting - click for agenda | (ID:61369, Comment)

 





























 
 
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