The Adair County Fire Department was on the scene of their first house fire during the early morning hours Thursday when they were called to a second.
Firefighters were first called to a house fire on 1370 Beechtop Road at 1:28 a.m., when temperatures had dipped into the 20s. While still on the scene, at 2:08 a.m. they received a second call, this one for a house on East 80 Drive.
Breeding Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist with the second call. Firefighters remained on the scene of the Beechtop Road fire until almost 4:30 a.m. and were on the scene on East 80 Estates for around three hours.
Nobody was injured at either scene. The Beechtop Road house was owned by Robert Fletcher. The original call was for a flu fire, and upon arrival firefighters found the fire was in the roof area as well. Thirteen firemen responded to the scene.
The house on East 80 Drive belonged to family of the late Jimmy Holladay and was vacant at the time. The doors and windows were boarded up to prevent theft and his sister reported they had recently been cleaning it out with plans to sell the home. The house was a total loss. Seveteen firefighters from Adair County worked the fire along with members of the Breeding department
The Lake Cumberland Area Development District is holding a public hearing tonight at 6:00 p.m. in courthouse annex regarding the grants to create a satellite campus of the Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center at Adair County High School.
Community support from business, education, community leaders and general public is an important piece for the satellite vocational/technical school campus. Judy Keltner (LCADD) and Superintendent Alan Reed would appreciate your presence if only to drop in, sign the sheet and make a quick comment for the record.
This construction project at ACHS falls between $1.1 and $1.2 million dollars, with all but around $300K coming from two federal grants going through LCADD and county and city governments.
Student surveys indicate over 500 students interested in either the welding/metal fabrication program or the health sciences program. All students are expected to be both college and/or career ready at ACHS and final approval of this project would be a big boost for student achievement and for the local economy of Columbia/Adair County.
Pickett’s Chapel and Tarter’s Chapel “Journey to the manger” has been cancelled for this weekend.
Ye Olde Christmas Shoppes in the historic courthouse have been rescheduled to 11 – 3 p.m.
The Rotary Breakfast scheduled for Saturday morning has been cancelled.
We will keep you updated on any further changes and cancellations as they become available.
A drain pipe designed to remove rain from the rooftop of Westlake Regional Hospital burst Thursday night, flooding a portion of the facility. Neal Gold, hospital board vice chairman and acting manager, said the damage is minor and the cleanup was almost complete in a short time following the incident.
The Columbia Fire Department was called in after the pipe flooded several areas of the hospital. Gold said firefighters were a huge help in getting the water to stop leaking in. Gold said patients in the Behavioral Health Unit were moved to another section of the hospital. The drainage pipes will need to be repaired but he expects everything to be back in full operation Saturday afternoon.
The maintenance and housekeeping staffs were called in to assist with the cleanup.