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Rev. Samuel Warner, 93, Taylor County, KY (1930-2024)

Rev. Samuel Warner, 93, of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late James L. Warner and Loral Campbell Warner was born April 3, 1930, in Casey County, Kentucky, and departed this life on April 1, 2024.

Samuel pastored several churches in the South Kentucky Association throughout his 55 years of ministry. He enjoyed working on small engines and gardening. He professed faith in Christ and was of the Separate Baptist faith. He united in marriage to Ms. Betty Jean Lay on December 26, 1950. She preceded him in death on September 20, 2015.

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2024-04-02 18:59:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Excellent teachers honored by School Board

2024-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the School Board.
Three Adair County School District teachers received special recognition at the last School Board meeting. The awards were from Campbellsville University's Excellence in Teaching awards program. The teachers are -- PreK-5 Division: Sarah Dean, Second Grade, Adair County Primary Center; 6-8 Division: Seth Dunbar, Mathematics, Adair County Middle School; and 9-12 Division: Will Rich, Exceptional Education, Adair County High School.

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Tornado Watch until 9pmCT Tuesday

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, issued Tornado Watch 78 this afternoon for Kentucky counties including Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor. This watch remains in effect until 9pmCT on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

A Tornado Watch means "Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area." Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

2024-04-02 18:03:23 | Comments | Printable version

Important dates for the May 21, 2024 Primary Election

From Lisa Greer
Adair County Clerk

The registration deadline for the 2024 Primary election is April 22, 2024, at 4pm local time. You may register on-line at or come into the Adair County Clerk's Office during normal business hours, Monday-Friday between 8amCT and 4pmCT, or First and Third Saturdays between 8amCT and 11amCT. If you are not registered on or before this date, you are not eligible to request an absentee ballot or vote in person during the election.

Absentee Mail-In Ballots
The Online mail-in absentee request portal will open on Saturday, April 6, 2024 (45 days before the election), and will close on May 7, 2024. Once the portal opens, you may request an absentee ballot online at, or by contacting the Clerk's Office at 270-384-2801 during normal business hours.

Note: You must meet eligibility requirements to vote absentee, and you must request an absentee ballot every election. The requirements are listed here:

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2024-04-02 17:14:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

April is National Donate Life Month

Each April, Kentucky's Circuit Clerks work alongside Donate Life Kentucky to celebrate National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance focusing attention on the national need for organ, eye and tissue donation to save and heal lives through the miracle of transplantation.

National Donate Life Month is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring deceased and living donors, and celebrating the lives they saved. It is the generosity of donors and donor families that makes saving lives through transplantation possible.

Donate Life is the national brand for the cause of donation uniting 100,000 patients waiting for transplant, the donor families who say yes in their time of grief, and the more than 170 million Americans who have registered their decision to be a donor.

Over 2 million people in Kentucky have registered, largely thanks to the work of the Circuit Clerks since 1992.

"We invite the community to join us this April in supporting this vital cause and making a difference in the lives of those waiting for lifesaving transplants. In Kentucky, over 1000 children and adults are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. We can all register to give hope to those waiting," shares Dennis Loy, Adair Circuit Court Clerk.

Ways to participate in National Donate Life Month 2024:

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2024-04-02 16:57:40 | Comments | Printable version

Preschool and Headstart Registration is April 12

From Betty J. Burris

Registration for Preschool and Headstart for Adair County students for the 2024-2025 school year will take place on Friday, April 12, 2024, at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Dr, Columbia, KY.

Registrants should enter through Door #13 between 8amCT and 2pmCT. Please bring a state-certified birth certificate, physical (within a year), eye exam (within a year), proof of up-to-date immunizations, proof of income, and custody paperwork. Please call 270-384-2476 ext. 2017, or email with any questions.

2024-04-02 15:36:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Extension Office closed Tuesday afternoon

From Dylan Gentry

The Adair County Extension Office will be closed the remainder of the day due to the inclement weather. The extension office would like to remind everyone to stay up to date with weather announcements from the National Weather Service and to follow weather related shelter recommendations. The office will reopen on Wednesday at 8amCT.

2024-04-02 15:05:22 | Comments | Printable version

Annex will close at 2pmCT, shelter will remain open

By Bridget Compton,
Adair County Deputy Judge Executive

The Adair County Courthouse Annex building and all offices within will be closing at 2pmCT today, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 due to inclement weather.

The Adair County Annex building will be open for an emergency shelter.

2024-04-02 14:29:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Barbara Jean Bloyd, 79, Russell County, KY (1944-2024)

Barbara Jean Bloyd, age 79, of Russell Springs, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024. Born November 3, 1944 in Russell Springs, she was the daughter of Fred Grayum and Sallie "Francis" Ballenger Grayum.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma, and great grandma. She enjoyed cooking, working crossword puzzles, watching golf and was an avid bird watcher. She was everyone's "mom" and would always make sure to cook something special or prepare a sweet treat for everyone. She was also known to give anything she had to anyone in need.

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2024-04-02 14:20:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Lindsey Wilson Football Releases 2024 Schedule

Lindsey Wilson football head coach Phil Kleckler announced the 2024 Blue Raider Football schedule on Tuesday. The 10-game schedule features four non-conference opponents and six opponents from the Mid-South Conference. Lindsey Wilson opens the 2024 campaign with two consecutive road matchups beginning on August 29, 2024, at Texas Wesleyan. The Blue Raiders then head to Point (GA) on September 7, 2024.

Lindsey Wilson welcomes Bluefield (VA) to Parnell Family Stadium for the home opener on September 14, 2024. Following a week off, the Blue Raiders close out the non-conference portion of their schedule against St. Andrews at Homecoming on September 28, 2024.

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2024-04-02 13:31:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Relative Race scheduled to come to Columbia in May

From Tiffany Collins

The City of Columbia would like to inform residents that LenzWorks Productions--based out of Salt Lake City, UT--will be in our community in mid to late May to do some filming for the 14th season of their series "Relative Race."

According to information on the show's website, Relative Race features "four teams competing in a 10-day cross-country road trip to find their long-lost relatives and win a $50,000 grand prize. Every day on the race is filled with twists, turns and life-changing reunions."

"We are excited about this group coming to our community," said Mayor Hoots.

2024-04-02 13:28:48 | Comments | Printable version

Tornado Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

At 11:57amCT on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following:
  • Southwestern Russell County in south central Kentucky...
  • Northern Cumberland County in south central Kentucky...
  • Adair County in south central Kentucky...
  • Southern Metcalfe County in south central Kentucky...
In addition, a Tornado Watch is in effect for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties, among others, until 3pmCT on April 2, 2024.

2024-04-02 13:14:26 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Grand Jury March 28 indictments

On March 28, 2024, the Adair County Circuit Court Grand Jury met and handed down indictments against 11 individuals from Columbia, Campbellsville, Monticello, and Shelbyville, KY. Charges included possession, criminal mischief, theft, trespass, DUI, tampering with physical evidence, criminal abuse, receipt of stolen property, and custodial interference.

NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

The indictments can be viewed here:
2024-04-Adair-Indictments-37-47-Redacted (PDF, 9.2MB)

2024-04-02 11:34:11 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

LWC Theatre presents Heroines starting April 4

From Phil Hanna

Lindsey Wilson College Theatre will present Heroines, by Contemporary Playwrights, on April 4, 5, and 7, 2024, in the V.P. Henry Auditorium, located inside the L.R. McDonald Administration Building on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

Heroines is a special presentation by A Cry of Players, adapted from Ovid, and directed by Robert Brock. Showtimes include 7pmCT on Thursday April 4, 2024, 7pmCT on Friday, April 5, 2024, and 2pmCT on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Tickets and more information at

2024-04-02 11:22:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Pickett's Chapel Country Ham Supper is April 6

From Ann Smith

Pickett's Chapel will be having their annual country ham supper from 5pmCT to 8pmCT on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Donations only for all you can eat. Take out orders available.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 270-805-1152, 270-634-0328, or 270-634-1354. Pickett's Chapel Church is located at 3047 Portland Road in the Portland/Milltown community of Adair County.

2024-04-02 10:58:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

ACPL: Seed Bomb Program rescheduled

From Aleina Milligan

The Adair County Public Library has rescheduled our Seed Bomb Program with Robin Lewis to 2pmCT tomorrow, Wednesday, April, 2024.

2024-04-02 10:54:59 | Comments | Printable version

T.J. Samson Community Hospital now offers aquablation

From Stacey Biggs

Glasgow, KY - Aquablation, a new robotic surgical treatment for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is now available at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is a common condition associated with urinary symptoms and sexual dysfunction in male patients. This new procedure produces excellent results with fewer side effects than the previous standard of care for BPH.

The procedure is already proving to be popular with patients. "This is an exciting new treatment option for our patients," said Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health. "Dr. Wiatrak and his team are highly trained and skilled to ensure long-lasting relief and improved quality of life for their patients."

Aquablation uses robotic technology to destroy excess prostate tissue in BPH. Unlike other procedures to treat BPH, Aquablation is guided by ultrasound to allow the surgeon to accurately see the entire prostate as they target the tissue that needs to be removed. The procedure is minimally invasive, extremely precise, and highly effective.

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2024-04-02 09:43:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Health Care

Annex remains open for storm shelter

From Mike Keltner, Director
Adair Co. Emergency Management

The Adair County Annex building will remain open for temporary storm shelter until the severe weather threat has diminished.

In the 6amCT update, The National Weather Service cautioned that severe storms are likely across the area this afternoon and evening, with damaging winds, very large hail, and tornadoes all possible.

2024-04-02 09:38:45 | Comments | Printable version

Comment: a beautiful sunset

Wm R Feese writes:
What a beautiful sunset picture by my friend Tommy Bailey.
Re: Scenic Adair Co: Sunset over East Adair

2024-04-02 00:52:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Timothy Berry, 61, Green County, KY (1962-2024)

Timothy R. Berry of Summersville, son of the late Raymond Berry and Ethel Mae Dile Berry, was born on Wednesday, August 22, 1962 in an Ambulance in Barren County and departed this life on Thursday, March 28, 2024 in Green County. He was 61 years, seven months, and six days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ on Mothers Day in 1984 at Finis Berry's house and is a member of the New Water Baptist Church in Summersville. He was a Chaplin for Barren County Correction office and a past member of the Cave City Fire Department.

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2024-04-02 00:45:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

ACHS Indians Baseball season report

By Trey Stephens
Sports Writer for Columbia Magazine

This week in Adair County High School Baseball -- the Indians set at 9-3 coming off a 5-1 win over Brookville High School in Ohio, in their first game at the Fort Walton Beach Base.

Earlier in the week the team defeated John Hardin 17-2 and Marion County 5-1. The team did however fall last Wednesday, 6-8 to Marion County in their first of two games on back to back days.

The team will be back in action Tuesday remaining in Fort Walton to take on a 7-2 Spencer County team who also traveled south from the bluegrass state for the tournament.

2024-04-02 00:41:40 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Free hospitality training available on April 30th

The Adair County Tourism Convention and Commission is hosting a free hospitality training for all community members in the service industry.

This is a free training and will be held at the Adair County Extension office with a complimentary lunch April 30th 12noon to 2pmCT at the Adair County Extension Office - 409 Fairground St, Columbia.

Limited spots available - RSVP to:

The training will be taught by Michelle Allen, Somerset Pulaski County Tourism Director and state wide Hospitality trainer.

2024-04-02 00:36:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

Donald Ray Martin, 73, Casey County, KY (1950-2024)

Donald Ray Martin age 73, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Friday March 29th, 2024. He was born April 20th, 1950, in Yosemite, KY, a son of the late Sherman Allen Martin and Opal Dunham Martin.

Donald was a former employee of National Casket Co. and Floyd Gate.

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2024-04-02 00:29:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 2
Happy Anniversary, Lee Waggener and William Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Burchett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Caleb Blakley April 2 (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Charlie Crawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cindy Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doyle Lloyd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dylan Thomas Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Emily Mae Kelsay | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Glenda Butler | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackson Hinton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaylee Ann Willis (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeff Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Robertson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Madeon Butler (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mattilyn Kay Abbott (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Megan Long Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mya Grace Rickard, (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Hutcheson (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Twyla Holt | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Townsend, Louisville, KY (1932-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Greg Coomer, 61, Adair County, KY (1958-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clyde Akridge, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert K. (Bob) Love, 82, Metcalfe Co., KY (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annetta B. Parker-Putnam, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Theresa Kay Harris, Taylor Co. KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruby Tilley, Casey Creek, KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Samuel Kazsuk, Russell County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William (Billy) Loy, S. Hwy 127 (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James N (Shade Tree) Shofner, Taylor Co., KY (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James Cleary, Cumberland County, KY (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robin Ann Leslie, Adair Co., KY(1963-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jane Underwood, Taylor County, KY (1930 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Atlee C. Rexroat, Russell County, KY (1919-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Phillip Cook, Adair Co., KY, Green Co. KY native (1941-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Freddie N. Burton, 77, Summer Shade, KY (1936-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Herman W. Ratliff, Taylor County, KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Joseph Frederick Quinn, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ann Thomas Olt, 66, Green Co., KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vicki Cowan, 64, Russell Springs, KY (1951-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carolyn Madge Arnold, 75, Adair Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Mann Mardis, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charlene Hampton, 65, Adair Co., KY (1950-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mona Gail Auberry, 57, Taylor County, KY (1959-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Valerie Diane Evans, 68, Casey Co., KY (1948-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Polly (Dolly) Mae Chadwell Black, Windsor, KY (1936-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rev. Jesse R. Long, 79, Russell County., KY/Casey Co. native (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vernon Lee (Cricket) Rogers, Perryville, KY (1946-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenneth Stafford, 79, Casey County, KY (1939-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Moore, 85, Columbia, KY (1937-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. John Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clay Rogers, 95, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flora Partin (02 Apr 1927 - 16 Jul 2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marlow Luttrell, 89, Dunnville, KY (1933-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martin Lewis Bryant, Sr., 78, Columbia, KY (1942-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Alice Netherland Reynolds, Taylor County, KY (1925-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Melvin D. Scott, 65, Green Co., KY (1955-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neda Kaye Watson, Campbellsville, KY (1956-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia (Tootsie) Lee, 85, Hustonville, KY (1935-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Shirley Carolyn Douglas, 83, Louisville, KY (1939-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thomas Emery Jones, 63, Greensburg, KY (1959-2022) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Viola Thomas, 89, Columbia, KY (1932-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Evelyn Bernard, 85, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthdays, Ray Luttrell, Windsor, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:00amCTNo School - Spring Break in Adair County | (ID:66709, Comment)
8:00amCTEconomic Development Authority Special Called Meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:66736, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:66580, Comment)
11:00amCTServices for Cathy Catron, 67, of Columbia, KY (1956-2024) | (ID:66735, Comment)
2:00pmCTAnnex will close at 2pmCT, shelter will remain open throughout storms | (ID:66749, Comment)


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