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Barn Lot Theater cancelations

By Ann Moss

Barn Lot Theater's administrative offices will be closed today and tomorrow, January 20 and 21, 2022, through the weekend, due to hazardous driving conditions. We will return calls when we're back in the office, hopefully on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Barn Lot Bingo #0797 is canceled this week, Thursday and Friday, January 20 and 21, 2022, due to inclement weather. Please stay safe and warm out there! We'll See you next week!

In addition, the Little Lot Theater January production of Monster in the Closet, which was scheduled for January 28, 29, and 30, 2022, is canceled due to illness.

We hope to reschedule the show for later this year and are currently considering dates and cast availability. We will be in contact with current ticket holders for rescheduling or refunding as soon as we are back in the office. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


2022-01-20 16:03:00 | Comments | Printable version

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The view toward New Columbia from Grady Loop



2022-01-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
When you turn off Bomar Heights onto Grady Loop the view is always a beautiful one. In the snow, it's a breathtaking sight.

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Vilsack signs disaster designation for 15 KY counties

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced on Thursday that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has signed a Secretarial Disaster Designation for the following counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Casey, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hart, Larue, Logan, Marion, Simpson, Taylor and Warren.

The Secretarial Disaster Designation will expand resources available for agriculture producers in these counties as they rebuild operations.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a new program for farmers to rebuild and repair permanent fencing through the Emergency Conservation Program at the Farm Service Agency. Lt. Gov. Coleman thanked Dean Schamore, Kentucky's new USDA FSA state director, and Secretary Vilsack for their support.


2022-01-20 15:56:16 | Comments | Printable version

Governor proclaims Joe B. Hall Day

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Gov. Andy Beshear has signed a proclamation declaring today Joe B. Hall Day in the commonwealth, to honor the life and legacy of the beloved University of Kentucky men's basketball coach.

Coach Hall, from Cynthiana, passed away January 15, 2022, at age 93. Coach Hall won a national championship in 1948 while playing for UK and won another national championship in 1978 as head coach. In retirement, he continued to mentor UK men's basketball players and alumni and could often be found on the sidelines cheering them on.

"There's no question that in basketball and in life, he left it all on the court," said Gov. Beshear. "Fly high, coach."


2022-01-20 15:54:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Friday will be snow day for Adair Co. Schools

Tomorrow, January 21, 2022, students can enjoy a snow day. Please enjoy your day but stay safe and warm.

Respectfully,
Dr. Pamela A Stephens, Superintendent
Adair County Schools



2022-01-20 15:46:31 | Comments | Printable version

WKU: Columbia students named to Fall 2021 Honors Lists

Bowling Green, KY - Western Kentucky University has released the honors lists for the fall 2021 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean's List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President's List, and their names are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Susan D. Spinks
  • Cole E. Beard
  • Elizabeth P. Grider
  • Lauren C. McQuaide*
  • Jeremy M. Luttrell
  • Schyler T. Vanarsdale*
  • Hallie J. Sandusky


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2022-01-20 12:12:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Barbara Franklin Sinclair, 78, Columbia, KY (1943-2022)

Barbara Franklin Sinclair of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was 78 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday after NoonCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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2022-01-20 12:05:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACES SBMD Council meeting rescheduled

By Sommer Brown, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School's School-Based Decision Making Council's regular meeting is cancelled due to weather and is rescheduled for 4pmCT on Thursday, Jan 27, 2022.

The meeting will be held in the conference room of Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public.


2022-01-20 12:02:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Minnie Bradshaw bringing message to Mt. Zion

By Laverne Hadley

Minnie Bradshaw will be bringing the message to Mt. Zion Community Church at 10amCT on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

Mt. Zion Community Church is located on South 55, about 3 miles past Glens Fork. Mt. Zion invites everyone to come out and be blessed.


2022-01-20 10:35:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Basketball: LWC Men resume season with trip to Thomas More

By Kyle Jackson

After seeing their last two games postponed the Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will resume action today, Thursday, January 20, 2022 with a road trip to Crestview Hills to take on No. 10 Thomas More (KY). Tipoff is scheduled for 7pmCT.

The Blue Raiders (8-8, 1-7 MSC) enter the match after not playing a game in over a week due to COVID postponements. Their last match was on January 8th where the Blue Raiders suffered a 59-61 defeat at Tennessee Southern.


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2022-01-20 10:31:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

EWDC releases December 2021 unemployment report

By Mike Clark/Gabe Tomlin

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2021 unemployment rate was 3.9%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary December 2021 jobless rate was down 0.2 percentage points from the 4.1% reported in November 2021 and down 1.7 percentage points from the 5.6% recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for December 2021 was 3.9%, down from the 4.2% reported in November 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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2022-01-20 10:08:36 | Comments | Printable version

Road work continues with temperatures below freezing

Both Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots are reporting that while main roads are being cleared of the overnight snow, with temperatures below freezing and going down more, drivers should watch carefully for ice.

Black ice remains a serious winter hazard while temperatures remain below 32 degrees.


2022-01-20 09:42:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Cancelled - Hunger in Kentucky: Know More Do More

By Dylan Gentry
Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

Today's Hunger in Kentucky workshop has been cancelled due to weather. I am going to work with the presenter to reschedule. Thanks!


2022-01-20 08:35:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Adair Genealogy and History Research Center closed Thursday

By Mike Watson

The Adair Genealogy and History Research Center will be closed today, Thursday, January 20, 2022.


2022-01-20 08:24:23 | Comments | Printable version

CRD accepting grant applications for ARC mini-grant program

By Sharon Dodson

The Center for Rural Development is now accepting grant applications for the 2022 Kentucky Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant program.

The mini-grant program (sometimes referred to as FLEX-E-Grants) is open to qualified local units of government and non-profit entities in 35 ARC-designated economically distressed Kentucky counties for capacity building planning and implementation projects.

Eligible counties include Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.

Grants are competitive and subject to approval for up to $10,000; require a 20 percent match of total project costs; and are to be completed within a six-month timeframe. Mini-grants are available on a reimbursement basis only.

For more information or to download a request for proposal, visit www.centertech.com.


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2022-01-20 08:20:10 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Schools operating on NTI Thursday

Dr. Pamela Stephens, Superintendent, says that due to inclement weather, today, Thursday, January 20, 2022 will be an NTI day for Adair County Schools.

Other local schools:
  • Russell County Schools NTI today
  • Green County Schools out today
  • Taylor County Schools out today
  • Campbellsville City Schools are NTI today
Lindsey Wilson College is remote only today; only necessary personnel on campus

Campellsville University office hours and classes are cancelled today


2022-01-20 08:13:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

WKU Winter Weather Alert for January 20, 2022

All Western Kentucky University campuses will be closed and classes canceled today, January 20, 2022, due to winter weather.

Only essential personnel, including adverse weather crews, emergency services personnel, and necessary food service and HRL staff, should report to campus. If unsure, employees should consult with their supervisors to determine reporting status.


2022-01-20 07:57:03 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD opening at 8:30amCT

By Ashley Bennett

Due to inclement weather, Columbia Adair Utilities District, 109 Grant Ln., Columbia, KY, will open at 8:30amCT on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

If you have a water or sewer emergency you can contact our after hour's number at 270-634-3285.


2022-01-20 07:55:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Library closed today

By Lee Ann Jessee

The Adair County Public Library will be closed today, Thursday, January 20, 2022.


2022-01-20 07:54:41 | Comments | Printable version

Courthouse Annex on 1-hour delay Thursday

From Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

All offices in the Adair County Annex will open on a 1 hour delay today, Thursday, January 20, 2022.


2022-01-20 07:53:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Freezing temps with only part sun today, high 30F

It's currently 23F at the Adair County Mesonet station. It will be partly sunny today, with a high near 30F and north wind 6 to 11 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear and cold, with an overnight low around 13F. Wind chill values could be as low as 6F. Northeast wind around 6 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with a high near 29F. Wind chill values could be as low as 5F. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Friday night will be mostly clear, with an overnight low around 9F and northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


2022-01-20 07:52:26 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 20, 2022

Nature lover thinks
trees can talk with each other
bending to and fro.
--Robert Stone, Thursday, 20 January 2022.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3782


2022-01-20 07:50:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Thu 20 Jan 2022

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Thursday, January 20, 2022, at a glance:
  • Adair County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 40 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. 7 events District Court.
  • Green County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 4 events Circuit Court. 5 events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 4 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2022-01-20 07:49:28 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 20
Happy Anniversary, CJ and Shirley Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Lester and Charlene Brock | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Betty Jo Burris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bobby Serafino | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Burton (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jim Sproles (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Fudge (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nancy Ann Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randy Page | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sabrina Stapp (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Suzanne Grant Hobbs | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tim Phillips | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amber Godbey, 17, Casey County, KY (1999-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Arleen Latimer, 80, Taylor County, KY (1938-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Lee Garner, 61, Russell Co., KY (1956-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bryan Kevin Davis, 54, Green Co., KY (1965-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Camillia Fay Blaydes, 75, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis Cravens, Waynesburg, KY (1952-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dollie Opal Caudill, 85, Casey County, KY native (1934-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Faye (Tater) Brown, 57, Russell Springs, KY (1963-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Ann Kirtley, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Essie Lee Scott Allen, 87, Taylor Co., KY native (1933-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Francine Moore, 78 Columbia, KY (1939-2017) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Strange, 73, Campbellsville, KY (1948-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Clay Faulkner, Green County, KY (1929-2011) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jimmie Whitlock Sr, 85, Taylor County, KY (1934-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Keith (Skeeter) Helm, Casey County, KY (1962-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Estel Harden, 79, Taylor County, KY (1934-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lois Marie Robertson, Russell Co., KY (1924-2014) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marty K. Walsh, 46, Russell Springs, KY (1972-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marvin R. Clements, Casey County, KY (1931-2015) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Phillips Wilson, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nathan Alan Bell, 36, Liberty, KY (1983-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neva Nell (Thomas) Keeton, 93, Burkesville, KY native (1934-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Opal Mae Foley, 73, Russell Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robin Smith, Adair County, KY, (1956-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lee (Swede) Dyer, 63, Green County, KY (1956-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Alice Wilson, 87, Russell Co., KY (1929-2016) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Teddy Rogers Ray, Edmonton, KY (1944-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tony Tucker, 75, Green County, KY (1944-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
NoonCTCancelled - Hunger in Kentucky: Know More Do More
Hunger in Kentucky: Know More, Do More | (ID:62753, Comment)
4:00pmCTACHS School-Based Decision Making Council meeting | (ID:62766, Comment)
5:00pmCTFarmers Market on the Square to meet for organizing 2022 season | (ID:62749, Comment)
5:30pmCTBasketball: ACHS Girls F/JV at Cumberland Co. | (ID:62722, Comment)
Adair Co. School Board special called meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62767, Comment)
6:00pmCTAdair Co. School Board regular monthly meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62768, Comment)

 






























 
 
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