Headline News
Adair woman charged with murder of 3-year-old
A woman who called 911 and said she woke up to find her child unresponsive has been charged with the 3-year-old’s death. Kentucky State Police Post 15 Detective B.J. Burton presented the …
Faulkner updates board on collaborative work with community
It was a short meeting of Adair County’s school board last Thursday. After 28 minutes the official part could be adjourned. At the beginning the student member of the board, Trey Stephens gave …
Extension honors Bright on last day before retirement
It was a moving day last week when the Cooperative Extension Office had invited the citizens to say goodbye to Teresa Bright on her last working day. After 34 years an era has ended, and hundreds of …
Featured News
T. J. Health shows how to 'Show Your Heart Some Love'
“Show Your Heart Some Love” was the title of an event the homemakers held last Monday night at the Cooperative Extension office. Heather Thompson, Ashley Collins, Makensey Miles, Carrie …
Tea Time at Trabue Russell House
The Trabue Russell House was the home to its fourth “Winter Tea” last Saturday, and nearly 50 citizens attended the event in the historic home. Special kinds of tea and a lot of different …
Locals attend state Chamber of Commerce event
Members of the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Commission, and Economic Development Authority traveled to Lexington last week to represent Adair County at the 29th Annual Chamber Day Dinner.  …
Around Kentucky
Ohio Health Department Reports Measles Case, Possible Exposure at Kentucky-Based Airport
  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2024) – Today, Kentucky health officials said the Ohio Department of Health has a confirmed case of measles in an individual who lives in Ohio, but traveled …
Attorney General Coleman Appoints Chris Bowlin as Counsel to the Civil Chief
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2024) – Attorney General Russell Coleman announced the appointment of Mount Sterling attorney Chris Bowlin as the Office’s Counsel to the Civil Chief. In this …
Jonathan Shell gets sworn in as Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 1, 2024) – Jonathan Shell has officially been sworn in as Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Agriculture.   Shell was sworn in at a ceremony in Lancaster, …
License Plates Stay with Drivers Beginning in 2024
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2023) – Building on the state’s plans to migrate from an outdated vehicle registration database to a modern, more efficient system beginning in January, …
New Laws Creating Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Will Take Effect Jan. 1, 2024
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2023) – Under the terms of two state laws that take effect on New Year’s Day, owners of electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in Kentucky will …
Companies encouraged to apply to Kentucky’s Renewable Chemical Production Program
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2023) –   Kentucky companies can once again apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program.   The program incentivizes the …
Extension Office News
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Winter beef series session two
The second meeting of the Winter Beef Series offered by the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will focus on winter hay feeding. Last winter, local farm owner, Chris Slattery, allowed …
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Basic beef program implements on-farm practices
This past year, local beef farmer Joe Watson participated in the Basic Beef program offered by the University of Kentucky Extension Beef team, where UK Beef Specialists have worked to implement …
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
Extension Events: A busy week ahead
Next week is a busy week of activities at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. Don’t miss out! The Adair County Cattlemen’s Association will have their annual business meeting …
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Winners at 2024 Kentucky Auctioneer’s Association annual convention: Wesson Burton, Alex Popplewell, Simon Wilson & Chris Wilson. (from left)
Alex Popplewell Wins KY Auctioneer State Championship
The 2024 Kentucky Auctioneer’s Association annual convention was held this past weekend in Lexington, KY.   Russell county native Alex Popplewell competed with top auctioneers across …
KFB Announces Record-Setting Scholarships for KY Students
The Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded over $750,000 in scholarships to students across the Commonwealth pursuing higher education.
T.J. Health Columbia Hosts a Free Lunch and Learn
T.J. Health Columbia will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, July 25 th starting at 12PM.  This month’s topic will be “Acupuncture”.  The guest speaker will be …

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BACKSTORY: Historic Courthouse

Opinion
A step back from the chaos
I don’t know that I have ever spent more than $20 for a single magazine in my life, but last week I did. The headline on the front cover of the Harvard Business Review caught my attention: How …
The State of the Fiscal Court
Letter to Editor: We relocated to Adair County in 2020 from Jeffersontown, just outside Louisville. For the first two years we were busy with the move and a few health problems. Finally in 2023 my …
A Bad Street Name
I’ve enjoyed the responses we have received in the 15 hours that it’s been since I posted on the Community Voice Facebook page asking for suggestions to rename Westlake Drive. The folks …
Sports
Sports
Adair County’s senior Hannah West was again one of the prominent players against Caverna.
A big defeat at the Lakers, but an even bigger win against the Colonels
The Lady Indians had one game on the road during the last days, and the trip lead them to Russell Springs, where they met the Russell County Lady Lakers–and lost with a clear 29-66. It was one …
Connor Loy was best scorer against Caverna with 27 points in total.
Overtime thriller with a lucky ending
It was a thriller. With the good end for Adair County’s Indians, as they defeated the Caverna Colones after a long overtime with 72-68. At the beginning the three seniors, Matthew Brady, Camden …
Senior Night
Thank you to all Indians, Lady Indians and Cheerleaders, graduating this year!
Obituaries

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Costello

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Costello, 64, of Russell Springs, formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Franklin, Indiana on September 5, 1959 to the …

Kathy Bragg

Kathy Bragg, 54, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12:56 A.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her father, William Ralph Bragg, her …

Mike Gilpin

Mike Gilpin, 75, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12:45 A.M. at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and …