Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Clarification Statement from the Mayor

Mayor Pamela Hoots has issued the following statement concerning the recent conversation at the Adair County Fiscal Court meeting:
Recent legislation enacted by the State of Kentucky General Assembly puts a one year hold on city annexation excepting under certain circumstances. Exceptions are allowed for economic development. It does not prevent an annexation if the property owner made a request for annexation, the property was continguous to the city boundary, and the city provided notice to the county.

Don Franklin Ford is scheduled to construct a new building on eighteen acres at the intersection of the bypass and Hudson Street. The business requested annexation into the city due to economic development and utility services (gas) for the facility.

In last night's Adair County Fiscal Court Meeting Judge Larry Bryant brought up the notification, and in his remarks mentioned the Cumberland Parkway and several businesses that were in the county.

This annexation is for the eighteen acre site only as was indicated in information provided to the Fiscal Court.

It was also indicated that the county possibly would lose their county taxes. That is incorrect. The property is in the city; and, in the county.

This story was posted on 2023-05-24 16:00:26
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.