Headline News
Call for Breaking and Entering leads to arrest on Russell Road
On Wednesday night, May 21, t he Columbia Police Department responded to a possible breaking and entering at TNC Apartments on Russell Road after 11 p.m . Upon arrival , two subjects on scene were …
Miller conducts first CAUD board meeting
Bradley Miller took the head seat at the table to conduct the Columbia Adair Utilities District board meeting for the first time last week. Miller is taking over as general manager of the district as …
Two percent additional pay increase for all employees of the school district
At last week’s school board meeting, the Adair County Board of Education approved a two percent salary increment for all certified and classified staff members. This raise will supplement the …
Candidates for November local elections can file through June 4
Candidates for local elections on the November general ballot can register through June 4 at 4 p.m. Elections include the Columbia City Council; school board seats for District 2, District 4 and …
Lackluster election gives nods to Trump, Biden
Adair County had little influence in Tuesday’s Primary Election, and the results reflect a lack of enthusiasm by local voters. Only 1,939 votes were cast, with 1,662 votes in the Republican …
Veterans Banners Dedication next week
Banners were hung this week to honor veterans in our community. The service for dedication of the banners will be Thursday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Ronnie …
Featured News
EMS personnel honored this week
It’s EMS week across the nation and Mayor Pam Hoots recognized EMS Week locally by signing a proclamation Tuesday. With Mayor Hoots are EMS Director Daryl Flatt and EMT Madelon Butler and …
Ellen Zornes, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director; Richard Phelps; Mary Ann Loy; and Chamber President Landon Edwards were involved in a plaque presentation to Loy.
Mary Ann Loy awarded for her tireless mission
Members of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce gathered for their regular meeting last week, but they ventured beyond the chamber building to enjoy an event at the Trabue Russell House. …
Trinity Carlson and Arraya Phelps honored for HOSA Nationals Qualifications
Superintendent Jason Faulkner honored Trinity Carlson and Arraya Phelps for their qualification for the HOSA Nationals.
Around Kentucky
Rediscover the joy of fishing this year
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2024) —  Gather the family and fish for free in Kentucky the first weekend in June. Free fishing weekend is June 1-2. It’s an annual celebration that …
Kentucky rising juniors have chance to win scholarship, photo shoot
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 22, 2024) — A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at their school through the Promote Your …
EKU to Honor Fallen Veterans on Memorial Day
RICHMOND, Ky. (May 23, 2024) — Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) will honor fallen veterans during an event held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024, as a part of EKU’s Fallen Soldier …
Marketplace

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a couch with recliners on each end plus a matching recliner chair, a glass top kitchen table with four chairs, a matching washer and dryer set (Brand MAYTAG), one bed – can be full or queen, …

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2 Kitchen storage cabinets – 1 wood and 1 metal, 2 bookcases, a metal wardrobe, a skill saw, drill press, table saw, hand saw, new bb gun, a manual straw broom maker, and a 1 year old white …

Yard sale

219 Wall Street on May 24 and May 25 from 8 a.m. - ? There will be quilts, books, dolls, lamps, vintage items, lots of glassware, cookware, iron skillets, and Tupperware.

Extension Office News
On-Farm Research Utilizes Technology in Feeder Calves
Feeder cattle in Adair County on a cooperating farm were introduced to a technology last week aimed to improve the tracking of the health status of each calf.  The Cow Manager System and similar …
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Extension News
Adair County Cattlemen’s Association to Celebrate May Beef Month The Adair County Cattlemen’s Association will be celebrating May Beef Month on Wednesday, May 1st from 11 a.m. until …
Exploring the World of Mushrooms
The Adair County Extension office welcomes the community to join them on April 30 at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the different types of mushrooms. For more information call the extension office at 270-384-2317.
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T.J. Samson Community Hospital Earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group
Glasgow, KY – T.J. Samson Community Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient …
LWC to Hold Three Commencement Ceremonies for Largest Graduating Class in School History
COLUMBIA, KY. – For the third consecutive year, Lindsey Wilson College will cap off its largest class in school history at spring commencement, April 26 - 27.  Lindsey Wilson's …
WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK
World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions …
Sports
Adair County Sports
Athletics director Tyler Maskill (left) and head coach Ryan McQueary (right) honored Brayton Coomer for his new school record of 30 home runs.
Rebellion stopped by the Tribe
It doesn’t happen every day that a baseball game ends with 30 runs in total. Last week, on Tuesday on the Indians’ field it did, when Adair County defeated Casey County with 19-11. After …
Indians and Lady Indians end season in first round of the district finals
On Monday night the season ended for the Indians’ baseball and the Lady Indians’ softball in the first round of the district tournament. The boys fell to Campbellsville with 2-8 and the …
Track & Field: Stonebraker and Martin qualified for State’s Championships
Last Thursday, Adair’s track and field team traveled to Elizabethtown to compete in the Class 2A Region 2 Finals. As the first two places qualify directly for the state championships, Solomon …
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Opinion
REMEMBERING THE BRAVE: MEMORIAL DAY IN THE BLUEGRASS
Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is a solemn day of remembrance for the men and women who have died in military service to the United States. Originally known as Decoration Day, it …
Step Back and Reflect this Memorial Day
Over the past couple of months, I have used this column to share information with you regarding legislation we passed during the 2024 Regular Session. This week, I would like to take a break from …
Know where your info comes from
When I bought a new vehicle last year, I never bothered to transfer my satellite radio connection from the old vehicle. We were going to let it expire when the contract ended, and I didn’t …
Continuing to Help Kentucky Punch Above Its Weight
I’ve been honored to serve as U.S. Senator for Kentucky longer than anyone else in the Commonwealth’s history. And for nearly two decades, I’ve also had the privilege of leading my …
CELEBRATING OUR GRADUATES: THE FUTURE LEADERS OF KENTUCKY
As caps are tossed and diplomas are received, a new chapter begins for Kentucky's graduates. It's a moment filled with excitement, uncertainty, and reflection. Graduation isn't just a ceremony. …
Obituaries

Beverly Ann Powell

Beverly Ann Powell, 63, of Columbia, passed away Monday, May 20, 2024 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Columbia on April 24, 1961 to the late Wesley and Millie Frances Hitch …

Connie L. Ervin

Connie L. Ervin, 76, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. He was born in Gradyville on February 23, 1948, to the late Coy and Eldie V. Burris Ervin. …

Robert “Shaw” Rowe

Robert “Shaw” Rowe age 82 of Columbia, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Summit Manor Health & Rehab. Shaw was born on July 23, 1941 in Adair County, KY to the late …