Headline News
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 …
For 10 years now Erin and Chris Slattery have operated Cane Valley Farm and have a different approach to raise beef cattle.
May is Beef Month! Thank a farmer
Cane Valley Farm, located north of Columbia, is one of several local farms that provides beef products directly to the consumer. Chris and Erin Slattery, a young couple from Pennsylvania that bought …
Beef production thrives in rural Kentucky despite challenges
In Adair County in the heart of rural Kentucky, beef production stands as a cornerstone of the agricultural economy. Despite facing challenges ranging from fluctuating market prices to environmental …
Featured News
SNHU Announces Winter 2024 President's List
MANCHESTER, NH (05/15/2024)-- It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Winter 2024 President's List. The …
Amber Arford Named to SNHU Dean's List
MANCHESTER, NH (05/15/2024)-- Amber Arford of Columbia (42728) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University 's Winter 2024 Dean's List. The winter terms run from January to May. Full-time …
The Adair County FFA Officer Team for 2024 – 25 is (from left) Kaylee Richard, committee chair; Jaydah Brown, historian; Jaylee Willis, sentinel; Bella Blackaby, treasurer; Piper Kemp, secretary; Riley Yarberry, president; Gracie Gist, vice president; Zowi Martin, reporter; Peter Mendoza, student advisor; Myla Curry, parliamentarian;  and Logan Reliford, chaplain.
Adair County FFA
The FFA Creed I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise …
Around Kentucky
UNITE offering seven free, regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps with Jarrod Polson
Operation UNITE is offering seven regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps across southern and eastern Kentucky this summer.   All school-aged youth are invited to participate in …
Kentucky Hunters for Hungry had highest totals in 2023
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry posted its highest-ever totals in 2023 in its ongoing efforts to fight hunger …
Kentucky State Police Honor Fallen Troopers
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 14, 2024) —National Police Week is May 12 through 18. On May 16, 2024, beginning at 9:00 A.M. EDT, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers will travel to the gravesites of …
Marketplace

YARD SALE - MAY 23, 24, & 25 RAIN OR SHINE

Huge multi party yard sale on May 23, 24, & 25! Rain or shine! Located at 1350 State Park Road, Columbia. Clothes for everyone - all sizes, toys, home decor, furniture, designer purses, DVD's …

Extension Office News
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.
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Baleage becoming more popular in Adair
Baleage is increasing in popularity in Adair County as it makes harvesting and storing high-quality forages more achievable during the often-unfavorable weather conditions in spring. The most …
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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
Adair County tennis is making big steps forward
The Tribe started the postseason matches on Thursday, as the girls traveled to Central Hardin to play a team match. “Our girls went head-to-head with the best program in the 5th Region this …
Pitcher against the Spartans, and also getting two hits: the Indians’ Bryce Russell.
Adair suffers close loss to South Warren
It was a loss for the Adair County boys. But it was a close 1-3 defeat–and they played one of the best teams in the state: South Warren’s Spartans. The game was intended to check out, how …
Two home runs for Bryce Russell (left), one for Bode Richard in the 15-0 win at Monroe County.
Indians wipe Falcons off their own field
One day after the close loss against South Warren, the Indians came back and demonstrated their abilities against Monroe County. After only five innings the game was over, after the mercy rule …
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Opinion
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. …
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Session Results: Banking and Insurance Kentuckians rely on the state’s banking and insurance industries to help preserve protect their assets, ensure access to medical care, and protect …
Obituaries

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 …

Coy Dean Petty

Coy Dean Petty, 72, of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. He was born September 11, 1951 to the late Clyde and Mary Helen Pelston Petty. In addition to …

Ricky Allen Padgett

Ricky Allen Padgett, 59, of Jamestown, Kentucky, died Friday, May 17, 2024 at his residence. He was born July 8, 1964, in Adair County and was a former factory worker, working at Fruit of the …