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Adair ranks second in milk production

Adair County has always been known as a “dairy county.” While the industry has witnessed tremendous change in recent years, local milk producers have been able to keep Adair County as a …

EDA takes next step with distillery, recognizes board members

The Economic Development Authority board welcomed two new members, honored one outgoing board member, and approved another step in the process for the county to see its first bourbon distillery. …

Closed for Juneteenth

Adair County Judge Executive Larry Russell Bryant has issued an Executive Order to close the Adair County Annex Building and all the offices therein, Adair County Recycling Center, Green River Animal …
Featured News
Kentucky Sign Center - Columbia held a ribbon cutting last week along with an open house. The new business, which is operated by Donnie and Sharon Burton (center) in partnership with Kentucky Sign Center, London owners Claudia and Jay Nolan (far left) can provide banners, yard signs, business lighted signs, perforated windows, and more. It is located at 316 Public Sq. inside the Community Voice office and can be reached at 270-849-5509.
KY Sign Center Ribbon Cutting
Kentucky Sign Center - Columbia held a ribbon cutting last week along with an open house. The new business, which is operated by Donnie and Sharon …
Carney earns ‘lifesaving’ award
Despite being honored last Thursday with the Lifesaving Award by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Officer Sergeant Zack Carney maintains he was just “in the right place at the right …
Cows wear a variety of tags and sensors to monitor their health.
SmartHolstein Dairy Lab
At first glance, when you walk into the free stall area at the Western Kentucky University dairy unit, it appears that the herd of 50 Holsteins is just enjoying their afternoon total mixed ration and …
Around Kentucky
Access to nutritious food is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
That’s the reason the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and I are joining forces with the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) to develop a “Food is Medicine” campaign …
Celebrating Kentucky’s Dairy Industry
As June ushers in the summer season, it also marks Dairy Month, a time to recognize the vital role of the dairy industry, especially in Kentucky. Despite challenges like fluctuating milk prices and …
Attorney General Coleman’s Coalition Successfully Blocked Biden Administration Effort to Weaken Title IX
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 17, 2024) – Attorney General Russell Coleman announced today that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky blocked the Biden Administration’s new …
Executive Director Bill Goodman Announces Retirement from Kentucky Humanities
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 17, 2024) – After eight years of dedicated service, Executive Director Bill Goodman has announced his retirement from Kentucky Humanities. Under Goodman's leadership, …
Daisy in blue sky
Kentucky’s Highway Roadsides Protect Pollinators - National Pollinator Week is June 17-23
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 17, 2024) –  A multiyear effort by Team Kentucky to plant nectar-rich flowers and native plants on Kentucky’s roadsides continues to support a thriving …
Kentucky State Police Searching for Missing Child in Ohio County
UPDATE: Additional charges have been filed against the parents of missing Miya (Tucker) Rudd. Tesla Tucker, 29 of Reynolds Station with Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Greater …
Marketplace

GARAGE/MOVING SALE

Garage/Moving sale on June 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. -? located at 345 Blue Ridge Circle in Sparksville – 8 miles past Walmart heading S on 61. There will be kid’s clothes, toys, …

5 Party Yard Sale

There will be a 5 party yard sale on Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15 from 7 a.m. till ? located at 481 Jones Chapel Road. Items include clothes, shoes, household, tools, mitersaw, router, …

YARD SALE JUNE 15

Yardsale – Saturday, June 15 th -  3 miles up East 80 in the Churchill Subdivision, at 258 Rose Lane. Lots of namebrand clothes and shoes. Household décor, seasonal …

Extension Office News
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Cattle AI school registration now underway
A cattle artificial insemination school will be offered on Aug. 5-7 by the Adair County Cooperation Extension Service in collaboration with KABA-Select Sires. The three-day training will include both …
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Excessive rainfall impacts crops
The month of May 2024 has been reported by the UK Ag Weather Center as the sixth wettest May on the 130-year record for the state of Kentucky. The state average rainfall during the month of May was …
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 …
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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
Stonebraker earns State Championship title
Adair County High School incoming senior Solomon Stonebraker is Kentucky’s Class 2A outdoor track long jump champion, earning the state title Friday with a 22-11.50” jump. “It was a …
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 …
Opinion
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Session Results: State Government As we continue to review legislation passed in the 2024 Regular Session, this week provides an opportunity to review some of the new laws passed to make state …
Lawmakers prepare for 2024 Legislative Interim
Eleven interim joint committees and subcommittees met during the first week of this year’s legislative interim, with discussions ranging from an update on state revenue to the implementation of …
Please join us for open house
This is going to be a shameless promotion, so apologies to anyone looking for an opinion piece about local happenings. Instead, I would like to invite you to our open house and ribbon cutting for …
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 …
Obituaries

Mary Frances Matthews Morrison

Mary Frances Matthews Morrison, 73, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024 at her residence. She was born in Columbia on June 2, 1951 to the late Jessie George Matthews and Margaret Cook …

Norma Jean Williams

Norma Jean Williams, 59, of Columbia, passed away at her home June 15, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was born July 29, 1964 to the late George and Mary Reece in Beattyville. Norma is survived by …

Sue Antle

Sue Antle, 67, of Russell Springs, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Venderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She was born in Russell Springs on August 22, 1956, a daughter of the late …
Public Record
District Court, June 17, 2024
re to wear seat belts; controlled substance prescription not in original container, first offense; possession of marijuana; failure to produce insurance card; license to be in possession. Plea of …
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District Court, June 12, 2024
Jacob Keltner, 27, trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, heroin; buy/possess drug paraphernalia. Plea of not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 19 (2024) Luis Felix, 29, theft …
District Court, June 10, 2024
June 10 Judge Michael Loy Kayla Marie Oakes, 30, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, first offense, methamphetamine; theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others; buy/possess …
Land transfers
Land Transfers - June 20, 2024 Issue
Mains, Columbia to Mary Nadene and Sammy Lee Baker, Columbia. Property located in Adair County described as being located on Melson Ridge Rd., containing 3 acres more or less. $11,000. James E. and …