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Fire dues to be accepted through property tax bills

By Donald Hare

The Adair County Volunteer Fire Department will be accepting fire dues through property tax bills beginning October 1, 2021, from property owners in the Adair County Volunteer Fire Department jurisdiction. Please do not mail your fire dues directly to the fire department. Fire dues for residential and commercial properties are $ 25.00 per deed with a cap of 3 deeds ($75.00).

Non-Membership fire runs are $500.00. Property owners who wish to opt out of paying fire dues may do so from July 1, 2021 through April 15, 2022. Property owners who wish to opt out will need to obtain the Opt Out Form from the Adair County Judge Executive Office, 424 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia KY 42728.

A letter from the Adair County Volunteer Fire Department will be mailed to all taxpayers that do not receive a bill due to homestead or disability exemption regarding fire dues.


2021-07-19 20:41:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

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A thankful parent moment



2021-07-19 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Blake Cowan.
This thankful Dad documented these moments, "Momma mowin and Branston jeepin - me just looking at how blessed I am to have these babies..." - Blake Cowan

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Taylor Co. leads local area in vaccinations, trails state

According to data on the Kentucky COVID-19 Dashboard, south central Kentucky lags the state in vaccination rates. Statewide, about 60 percent of those over 18 years of age have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Taylor County is closest to the statewide average, with over 51% of those over 18 vaccinated, and Russell County is close at 46%. Adair County is near the bottom, with just 36% percent of our over-18 population vaccinated.
  • Adair: 36.4% of 18+ population vaccinated
  • Casey: 34.29% of 18+ population vaccinated
  • Cumberland: 36.28% of 18+ population vaccinated
  • Green: 39.92% of 18+ population vaccinated
  • Metcalfe: 37.42% of 18+ population vaccinated
  • Russell: 46.03% of 18+ population vaccinated
  • Taylor: 51.79% of 18+ population vaccinated
Vaccines are readily available at a number of Adair County locations. Vaccination appears to be the simplest way to protect communities from the spread of the Delta Variant of COVID-19, which is currently spreading rapidly in the Commonwealth.


2021-07-19 20:36:31 | Comments | Printable version

CU: Miller receives grant from KY Oral History Commission

By Matthew Taylor

Campbellsville, KY - Jacquie Miller, Campbellsville University's School of Music and Art and Design secretary, has received a mini-grant from the Kentucky Historical Society's Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC).

For her project, Miller will be interviewing musicians throughout Kentucky on the effects of COVID-19 on their music programs, employment and lives as musicians.

Miller's research will include interviews with musicians about how COVID-19 affected them. She will travel to different parts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky recording interviews.


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2021-07-19 20:36:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

Senator Max Wise: Trust and cooperation needed in schools

By Senator Max Wise

The 2021 Interim of the Kentucky General Assembly began last month with a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Education, on which I serve as co-chairman. A tumultuous 2020-2021 school year leaves us to reflect on the experiences of our students, teachers, parents, and communities. Lessons learned include the limitations of distance learning, how responsive and adaptive schools can be, and how vital positive community cooperation and collaboration are in meeting the holistic needs of our students.

Our first committee meeting welcomed stakeholders from the academic community, including representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education as well as multiple local school officials. During the meeting, lawmakers heard about how school districts and personnel have worked to make the most of a challenging 2020-2021 school year. Districts and teachers were able to creatively work together to help meet the needs of students and families. However, there are critical decisions to be considered moving forward. Commanding the attention of many is a discussion on vaccination requirements for Kentucky students.


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2021-07-19 20:35:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Bobby L. McFelia, 89, Greensburg, KY (1931-2021)

Bobby L. McFelia of Greensburg passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 89 years old.

The funeral services for Bobby L. McFelia will be conducted at 11amCT on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Jonathan Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Monday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 7amCT on Tuesday until time of the funeral service.


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2021-07-19 20:12:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

William Ray Corbin, 69, Adair Co., KY native (1952-2021)

William Ray Corbin passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness due to a stroke. He was 69 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for NoonCT on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Brother Carroll Egnew and Brother Steven Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5pmCT to 8pmCT on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, and will continue on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 8amCT until service time at Bernard Funeral Home.


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2021-07-19 20:08:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Ernestine (Teenie) Beaty, 82, Liberty, KY (1938-2021)

Ernestine "Teenie" Noe Beaty of Liberty passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at her home. She was 82 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Larry Crenshaw, Bro. Kenny Dotson, and Bro. Sheridan Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in Barnett's Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 8pmET on Monday, July 19, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


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2021-07-19 20:05:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Women's Soccer 2020 Rewind

By Kyle Jackson
The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team made its 22nd appearance in the NAIA Women's Soccer Championship in their 2020 season. The Blue Raiders finished the year at 10-4 overall as they advanced to the final of the NAIA Spring Arbor opening round bracket.

The Blue Raiders started the season by defeating Life (GA) in double overtime before losing their home opener to Cumberlands (KY) 3-1. After the first defeat of the season, the Blue Raiders went on to win their next seven matches in the regular season before that streak was snapped by Martin Methodist (TN).


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2021-07-19 20:02:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Beshear, Stack provide update on COVID-19 Delta Variant

Unvaccinated Kentuckians should wear masks indoors when not in their home

By Sebastian Kitchen/Susan Dunlap

Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, provided an update on the COVID-19 delta variant, a highly contagious strain that is spreading in the commonwealth.

"We have the most aggressive variant that we have seen to date in our battle against COVID. It's a serious, even deadly, threat to unvaccinated Kentuckians," said Gov. Beshear. "If more adults don't get vaccinated, it's not just adults who pay the price. It's our kids who will. Many of them can't get vaccinated yet, and they count on us to make good decisions and do the right thing."

The Governor and Dr. Stack encouraged unvaccinated Kentuckians and Kentuckians in jobs that require consistent contact with the public to take additional precautions, including:


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2021-07-19 20:00:02 | Comments | Printable version

T.J. Community Mission provides car seats for newborns

The T.J. Community Mission Foundation is partnering with the Women and Newborn Care Department at T.J. Samson Community Hospital to support families in need in this region. Through a $4,500 grant from the Foundation, 30 car seats have been purchased for families in need to ensure that every child delivered at T.J. Samson Community Hospital will have a safe and up-to-date car seat that will last from that first trip home well into the child's toddler years.

According to Dr. Mark Hughes, car accidents are one of the leading causes of infant mortality, and having a good car seat that is not expired is critical to child safety.

Randy Burns, Executive Director, T.J. Community Mission Foundation said, "Each year hundreds of families from this region choose to deliver their babies at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, but not all of them have access to a car seat. This program is just another way that the T.J. Community Mission Foundation can support the T.J. Team as they continue to go above and beyond in terms of the service provided to those in our care. As we move into this next chapter in the life of the Foundation, we look forward to continuing to make a difference right here at home in southcentral Kentucky."


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2021-07-19 16:44:47 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County Middle School SBDM Council meeting

By Rodney Morgeson, Principal
Adair County Middle School

Adair County Middle School will have a regular called SBDM Council meeting at 4pmCT on July 20, 2021, in Room 138 at Adair County Middle School, 322 General John Adair Dr, Columbia, KY.


2021-07-19 15:05:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Robert Clem (Bobby) Johnson, 72, Columbia, KY (1948-2021)

Robert Clem "Bobby" Johnson of Columbia passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence. He was 72 years old.

The family has chosen cremation, and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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2021-07-19 15:03:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Still time to host an ISP student

By Sabine Eastham
Director of International Student Program

And so it begins! Just matched the first few students with wonderful host families from Adair and surrounding counties!

There is still a chance to join us as students continue to get visa appointments and will need local host families. Come and be their off campus support, their family away from home. Students will NOT live with you! Host families will receive free passes to ALL LWC home athletic events!

For more information regarding this wonderful opportunity, please contact easthams@lindsey.edu or call me at 270-384-8236. Relationships and memories that last a life time!


2021-07-19 15:00:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

ACJE: Condolences to the Carney Family

By Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

Adair County is saddened at the loss of State Representative and Majority House Leader John "Bam" Carney. Bam had the respect of legislators from both parties in Frankfort. He fought hard for his counties and his constituents. He was always a true leader and friend to Adair County.

Please keep the Carney family in your thoughts and prayers.


2021-07-19 13:26:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair County School Board meeting agenda, Thu 22 July 2021

By Rita Carter
Administrative Asst. Superintendent

The Adair County School Board will meet in special regular session at 6pmCT on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in the Board Conference Room at the Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

Board Agenda:


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2021-07-19 13:00:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

ACES SBDM Council special called meeting

By Sommer Brown, Principal
Adair County Elementary School

Adair County Elementary School's School-Based Decision Making Council will be having a special called meeting at 3pmCT on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

The purpose of this meeting is to conduct interviews and potentially select a candidate to fill the existing teacher vacancy. The meeting will be held in the library at Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Dr, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public.


2021-07-19 11:26:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

CU honors teachers in annual awards program

By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University's 35th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program honored 205 teachers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 72 districts and/or private schools.

The teachers are selected by their school districts in each grade level (preschool/elementary, middle and high school).

The Adair County award winners for 2021, announced earlier this spring, were: Tonya Feese, Adair County Primary Center; Adam Cox, Adair County Middle School; and Charles Thompson Jr., Adair County High School.

Although the ceremony wasn't in person, a video was sent to each recipient with a welcome from Dr. Lisa Allen, dean of the School of Education, who thanked them for the job they do and their impact on students in the coming years.

She said the teachers have become better at what they do as a result of the technology they learned and used, and she expected the teachers to just keep getting better.

"Teachers are vital in the lives of students and families and society as a whole," she said.


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2021-07-19 11:03:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Campbellsville University

You meet the nicest people just stopping to ask about a fence

By Linda Marcum - Thursday, April 17, 1969

Just outside of Mell, Kentucky there is a long stretch of cedar rail fencing that has stirred many a fellow's curiosity over the years since it was built, and being one of the many, I couldn't resist stopping by the farm house where the fence ended to ask how old it was.

A soft spoken, small built woman came to the door and was exceptionally nice about answering a total stranger's questions concerning the fence. She couldn't remember the exact year it was built, however, so we walked across the road to the barn and she called to her husband, 75 year old Perry Acree, and asked what year he had built the fence.

Perry stopped his work immediately and yelled back to her, "my God Etta, that must have been 25 years ago at least! Why?"


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2021-07-19 10:39:09 | Comments | Printable version

Retired Teachers Meeting is August 3, 2021

By Mark Fudge

The Adair County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10amCT on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in the Columbia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Greensburg St, Columbia, KY. During the meeting we will provide the most recent legislative information impacting the retired teachers of Adair County.

Individuals can pay their $10 dues for the 2021 calendar year. All monies collected stay in Adair County. We do not financially support KEA or NEA and we do not support political agendas.

At the August meeting we will recognize teachers that retired since our last in-person meeting. We will also collect school supplies for the Adair County Family Resource Center.

Retired teachers from other counties and states are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Adair County Retired Teachers Association Vice-President Mark Fudge at 270-634-2919, Area Representative Kim Goodin at 270-378-2399, or Treasurer Jane Branham at 270-384-4840.


2021-07-19 07:54:23 | Comments | Printable version

Mostly sunny today, high 86F

It's currently 65F at the Adair County Mesonet station. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86F and light northeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low around 66F and northeast wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87F and northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday Night will be partly cloudy, with an overnight low around 65F and calm wind.


2021-07-19 07:51:52 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for July 19, 2021

Without any proof
one must hesitate to claim
that lies have been told,
--Robert Stone, Monday, 19 July 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3597


2021-07-19 07:44:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Mon 19 Jul 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Monday, July 19, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 1 event Circuit Court. 113 events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 1 event Circuit Court. 181 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: 93 events Circuit Court. 219 events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 1 event Circuit Court. 167 events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-07-19 07:43:47 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for July 19
Happy Anniversary, Chris W. And Tiffany Coomer (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Rodney and Clara Maggard (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allen Owens (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Collins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Garrison Mitchum | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Becky Coffey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brian Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Kimbler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dale Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dennis Parsley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Faith Ann Anderson (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Geoffrey C. Schaefer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julia "Ju Ju" Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Julie Partin Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kerry Radford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Terry Wiliams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Todd Wheeler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tyler Royse | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Will Hurt of Burkesville, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Edward Lee Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Garmon Bryant, Cumberland Co., KY native (1947-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cleo Thornton, Adair Co., KY native (1923-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Lynn Emerson, Russell Springs, KY (1957-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margaret Adean Spears, Indianapolis, iN (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Willie Ray Partin, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Etha Wheet, Adair County, KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Mae Stubblefield, Casey County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Quinn, Adair County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Briggs Christian Lynn, Casey Co., KY (2011-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sandra Kay Foley, Russell County, KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Margaret Godbey, Russell Co, KY/Casey Co., KY native (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Faye Conover, 73, Russell Co., KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Pendleton, 64, Dunnville, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel C. Grant Hill, 91, Adair Co., KY (1924-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Amy Irene Collins, 48, Adair Co., KY (1967-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Irene (Hall) Walker, 88, Taylor County, KY (1927-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Miss Helen Dean James, Somerset, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Margaret Blackwell, 66, Adair Co., KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Cynthia Moss Webster, Taylor County, KY (1926-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Everett Wheeler, 84, Adair County, KY/Daviess County, KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lorene Terry Sims, formerly of Casey Co., KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linda Christine Pittman Eldridge, Metcalfe Co., KY (1952-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sanford Allen Dicken, 75, Taylor County, KY (1942-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brian McFarland, 39, Lubbock, TX (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Regina Spears Bennett, Cumberland Co., KY, Adair County native (1933-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Lee Houston, 54, Russell County, KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Baldwin, 90, Taylor and Adair Counties, KY (1928-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Gordon Rogers Jr, Green County, KY (1952-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucian H. (Lou) Marr, Summersville, KY (1930-2013) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucy Marion Lile Piper, 83, Green County, KY (1935-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ora Alcorn, 97, Casey Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Mae Skaggs Lackey, 64, Taylor Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

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