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Tuesday, June 4, 2024
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JOY Ministries Kids Camp

Sign your kid up for our JOY Kids Camp. All camps are FREE thanks to Kosair for Kids!

This year's day camps will focus on teamwork and leadership skills! Grades 5 and up will be July 8-12 and grades K-4 will be July 15-19. (The grade your child will go into in the fall) Adair residents only for day camps!


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2024-06-04 - Columbia, KY - Photo from JOY Ministries.
Sign your kids up for JOY Kids Camp. All camps are FREE thanks to Kosair for Kids! This year's day camps will focus on teamwork and leadership skills! Grades 5 and up will be July 8-12 and grades K-4 will be July 15-19. (The grade your child will go into in the fall) Adair residents only for day camps!

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KSP arrests Taylor Co. man for criminal child abuse

Campbellsville, KY - On May 31, 2024, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 received a call of a possible criminal child abuse that had occurred earlier in the week in Taylor County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher Robb dropped off his 2-year-old daughter at her daycare on May 30, 2024. Upon arrival, the daycare staff noticed an injury to the left cheek area of the child's face.


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2024-06-04 23:24:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Libby Henson, 90, Burkesville, KY (1933-2024)

Elizabeth Mae "Libby" (Anderson) Henson of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2024, having attained the age of 90 years, 11 months, and 18 days.

She was born on Friday, June 16, 1933 in Stanford, Kentucky, the daughter of N. J. and Mary Ellen (Gover) Anderson. She was of the Christian faith, a member of First Christian Church, Burkesville Chapter 380 Order of the Eastern Star, and Burkesville Homemakers and V.F.W. Auxiliary. Libby was a case worker for the U.K. extension office.


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2024-06-04 23:14:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Grand reopening for T.J. Health Columbia Rehabilitation Services

From Ellen Zornes, Executive Director
Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce

The Grand Reopening of T.J. Health Columbia Rehabilitation Services will be celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10amCT on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Refreshments will be served, with coffee from The Coffee Hut.

T.J. Health Columbia is located at 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY.


2024-06-04 19:25:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Health Care

Adair Co. Grand Jury May 23 indictments

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Adair County Circuit Court Grand Jury met and handed down indictments against 12 individuals from Columbia, Campbellsville, Nancy, Somerset, Liberty, Lexington, and Scottsville, KY. Charges included reckless driving, careless driving, possession, unlawful imprisonment, assault, theft, tampering with physical evidence, robbery, flight, wanton endangerment, public intoxication, terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, and trafficking.

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:
2024-06-Adair-Indictments-65-through-76-Redacted (PDF, 13.6MB)


2024-06-04 19:22:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Agenda for special called Fiscal Court meeting

From Benisha Johnson

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in a special called session at 5pmCT on Monday, June 10, 2024, in the basement of the Adair County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

The main item on the agenda is a first reading of the 2024-2025 Budget. This meeting will be open to the public.

Meeting Agenda:


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2024-06-04 19:10:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

LWC ISP needs host families

From Madyson Jones

Lindsey Wilson College International Student Programs is looking for more host families!

Being a host family entails having a student over for meals, supporting students participating in athletics, celebrating holidays with them etc. (Host families do NOT provide housing for the international students.) This is a valuable opportunity for yourself and/or your family to experience cultures from around the globe, while simultaneously exposing students to American culture.

For more information, or to sign up as a host, email jonesm3@lindsey.edu or isp@lindsey.edu, or call 270-384-8163. New applicants will be offered an orientation session with LWC staff and seasoned host families to help you ease into the process.


2024-06-04 19:04:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Adair County Retired Teacher Meeting

By Mary Ann McQuaide

The Adair County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10amCT on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The meeting will be held at the Adair County Chamber of Commerce basement, 201 Burnsville Street, Columbia, KY.

If you are a newly retired teacher, please join us to be recognized. Donations for the food pantry, school supplies, as well as monetary gifts will be collected.


2024-06-04 18:58:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Mt. Carmel Church VBS starts June 10

From Jeana Pike

Mt. Carmel Church invites everyone to Scuba VBS: Diving into friendship with God! This will be held June 10-14, 2024, from 6pmCT to 8:30pmCT. At our Scuba VBS, kids will explore what it means to have a friendship with God! Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play games, devour yummy treats, and experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures.

Each day concludes with a Fin-tastic Finale that gets everyone involved in living what theyve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time. Kids at Scuba VBS will join a missions effort to provide clean water for families in rural areas of Honduras. There are classes for all ages. Everyone is welcome! Come join us!

Mt. Carmel Church is located at 2372 Mt. Carmel Rd., Columbia, KY.


2024-06-04 18:55:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Bill Twyman Gospel Sing is June 15

From Keith Blakey

The Bill Twyman Gospel Sing will be held at 6pmCT on Saturday night, June 15, 2024, at Kelleyville Community Church. Come join us for a night of good old southern gospel singing and playing. Free admission and love offering.

Featured singers and groups from across Kentucky and Tennessee include Commonwealth Quartet, Noblemen Quartet, The Revelators, New Harvest, Community Quartet, Leland Humphrey Family, Scrap Iron Quartet, Jay Boyd Family, Blakey Quartet, Josh Carey, Laura Smoyer, Janice Cornelison, David Dunaway, Bill Twyman and others.

Kelleyville Community Church is located at 77 Kellyville Road in Columbia, KY.


2024-06-04 09:53:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Collin White sings his way to the Grand Ole Opry

By Bill Collins, Proud Grandfather

Collin White, singer, goes from Campbellsville, to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee - his first appearance on The Grand Ole Opry.

I witnessed a dream fulfilled on Wednesday night, May 29, 2024. I had the privilege of experiencing my grandson's dream come true as he sang in the "Circle" on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. It was exciting and humbling and answered many prayers and years of dedication.

Since Collin was two years old, he would strum a little guitar and sing and say, 'one day, I'm going to sing on that Opry Stage.' He loved and sang all types of music (even opera at Campbellsville University - boy that was different - but he loved country music.


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Frauds and scams after storms warned against

It's imperative to check your policy or give your insurance agent a phone call before signing any contract.

Frankfort, KY - Team Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) remind Kentuckians to check coverage on their home insurance policies prior to signing contracts for fixing and cleaning up storm damage on their homes and property.

"Do not sign any documents until you fully understand what you are signing. Beware of pressure to sign documents presented electronically, like on an iPad, that you cannot fully read and review. This is a common tactic of scammers," said DOI Commissioner Sharon P. Clark.


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2024-06-04 07:31:45 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS boys basketball update

By Trey Stephens
Sports writer for Columbia Magazine


In a battle of early state tournament contenders, the Adair County High School basketball team defeated Bowling Green of the 4th region 69-52.

The game was a first half battle with the Indians falling behind early, but they quickly rebounded with 17-0 run to put them up 8, late in the first half. The Indians were then able to out battle the Purples of Bowling Green in the second half to get the 17 point win.


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2024-06-04 07:28:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Kids invited to adopt a penguin reading buddy

A reminder, the Summer Reading Program 2024 Adventure begins at the Adair County Public Library today, Tuesday, June 4th.

Does your child need a little reading encouragement? Stop in to adopt an adorable penguin reading buddy.

The Reading Buddy Adoption Center is open to pair the perfect Reading Buddy with your child. The adoption center will remain open until all babies find homes. The Adair County Public Library is located at 307 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. For more information, contact the Library at 270-384-2472, or visit www.adaircountypubliclibrary.com.


2024-06-04 07:17:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education


Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 4
Happy Anniversary, Arvest and Clara Rodgers (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Easton and Mercedes Bryant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jeff and Kim Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and JoAnn Collins (1976) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ashley Dial (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clay Turner (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Connie Karnes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danny Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, James Bonta | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayleigh Paige Esenbock (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mason Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mike Curry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Robin Cheatham Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Jonae Grider (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norman Christopher McMahan, Taylor County, KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Carol Graves, Cumberland County, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Connie Rose, Green County, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marcine P. Melson, Columbia, KY (1950-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elizabeth Ann Richards, Jamestown, KY (1941-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Henry Jackson Allen Taylor Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bessie J. Elmore, Russell Co., KY (1938) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bernal David McCool, Cumberland Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Robert Granvil Edwards, Sulphur Well, KY (1926-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doris Jean Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1948 - 2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Curtis, Cumberland Co., KY (1943-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Lee Cooper, 47, Russell County, KY (1966-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jack E. Ray, 71, Russell County, KY (1943-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Mickey Van Strong, 54, Cumberland Co., KY (1961-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Otis Odell Sherer, 82, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Ray Ferguson, 56, Columbia, KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Gene Laytart, 77, Elk Horn, KY (1938-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Katie Jean McKinney, 68, Adair Co., KY (1947-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Earl Powell, Cosby, TN (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Timothy Lee Withers, 50, Casey County, KY (1966-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Murrell Eucledis Davenport, 89, Casey Co., KY (1927-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James (Jerry) Bloyd, Green Co., KY (1945-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Velma Prince , 67, Taylor County, KY (1949-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Robert (Bob) Watson, 85, Marion Co., KY/Adair Co., KY native (1932-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Doyle Ray Huffman, Green Co., KY (1940-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dorothy -Dot- Ann Miers Patton, Green Co., KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Asberry, 57, Dunnville, KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alan Ray Ashbrook, 64, Russell County, KY (1954-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kenny George, 58, Greenwood, IN (1960-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phillip Coomer, 83, Burkesville, KY (1935-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Mearkle, 48, Liberty, KY (1972-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hue Zell Ford, 48, Greensburg, KY (1973-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jeffrey Wayne Montgomery, 51, Campbellsville, KY native (1969-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jerry Wayne Threatt, 72, Liberty, KY (1946-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lander Bryant Lander Bryant (1892-1965) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lela Hoskins, 82, Casey County, KY (1937-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lila Jane Claywell Kimber, 86, Adair Co., KY (1936-2023) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lyda Holt, 90, Adair Co., KY (1919-2009) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Vallie Lewis Dyer, 87, Cumberland County, KY (1932-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zachary Pace, 57, Cumberland Co., KY native (1963-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2024
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTLast day for candidates to file for 2024 General Election
  • Adair County School Board District 2
  • Adair County School Board District 4
  • Adair County School Board District 5
  • Columbia City Council
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors
| (ID:66071, Comment)
8:30amCTAdair Co. Fiscal Court Budget Committee meeting | (ID:67071, Comment)
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:67051, Comment)
Kids invited to adopt a penguin reading buddy at Adair County Public Library | (ID:67076, Comment)
10:00amCTACPL: K-5th Summer Reading
Wild Kratts the Mystery at the North Pole | (ID:66909, Comment)
1:00pmCTBlood drive at Columbia Church of Christ | (ID:67018, Comment)
5:45pmCT Vacation Bible School at Kelleyville Community Church | (ID:66953, Comment)
6:00pmCTBible School at Freedom Separate Baptist Church | (ID:67023, Comment)
Bible School at Bethany Baptist Church | (ID:67038, Comment)
Special Called School Board Meeting | (ID:67074, Comment)

 

































 
 
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