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The new school record holder in long jump: Solomon Stonebraker with 21-10.5 feet.
New long jump school record by junior Solomon Stonebraker
It was a great start into the weekend for the Indians’ track & field athletes. Several of them competed very successful on Friday night at the Cardinal Classic Invitational in …
Student art brings Trabue Russell House in the focus of the community
Paintings, drawings, pottery, sculptures, photography... – the four-day student arts show at Trabue Russell House from Thursday to Sunday last week was a big success. Hundreds of visitors went …
Hometown boy returns with skills to help community
Dr. Charles Giles, known affectionately as Dr. Chuck Giles in Adair County, has been a cornerstone of healthcare in the community since 1989. After years of service, Dr. Giles is announcing the next …
Opinion
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
April is community college month, which gives us an opportunity to highlight the fantastic work done by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The KCTCS system is made …
SENATOR MAX WISE’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Week 15 of the 2024 Legislative Session
Legislative activities culminated on April 15 outside the Kentucky State Capitol with the closure of the 60-day budget session, a significant event marked by the phrase “sine die,” or …
Magistrates Respond - District 6, Mark Humphress
To the citizens of Adair County, I’d like to take a moment to respond to the “untruths” and “twists of the truth” that the judge executive has made regarding myself and …
Magistrates Respond - District 5, Billy Coffey
To the citizens of Adair County, I’d like to take a moment to respond to the “untruths” and “twists of the truth” that the judge executive has made regarding myself and …
Magistrates Respond - District 4, Chris Reeder
To the citizens of Adair County, I’d like to take a moment to respond to the “untruths” and “twists of the truth” that the judge executive has made regarding myself and …
Magistrates Respond - District 2, Daryl Flatt
I decided to respond to the CJEs comments. As usual, his response blames everyone else.  I’m being accused of overruling a court decision. This is comical since this court decision that is …
Featured News
A happy FBLA team after great results on state level.
Three FBLA students are going to compete in Florida
Adair County High School’s FBLA students returned with impressive results from the state tournament. Many students were competing on the state level “against the brightest and best …
Kentucky writers read at the Extension Office
Main point of last week’s meeting of the Adair County Arts Council (ACAC) was the final preparation for the Writer’s Day this weekend. For more than half a year Darlene Campbell was busy …
Master Gardener Robin Lewis teaches children how to make seed bombs.
Children learn gardening hack at library
The room in Adair County Public Library’s basement was full. More than 20 children came with their parents last week to learn a gardening hack with a fun name: seed bombs. The library’s …
Around Kentucky
Kentucky Officials Announce Increase in Highway Fatalities Last Year
FRANKFORT, Ky.  (April 16, 2024) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2023 with 813 deaths, up from 744 in 2022 and the highest since 2016. To complement infrastructure …
Fletcher confirmed as next commissioner of education by Kentucky Senate
(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Senate approved Robbie Fletcher, Ed.D., to be the Commonwealth’s next commissioner of education. Following a meeting with the Senate Education …
SENATOR MAX WISE’S SENATE BILL 188 BECOMES KENTUCKY LAW
FRANKFORT, KY. (April 15, 2024) – Sen. Max Wise, R- Campbellsville, saw the passage of Senate Bill 188, legislation aimed at rectifying disparities between commercial pharmacy benefit managers …
Kentucky State Police Investigate Escaped Inmate in Madison County
RICHMOND, Ky. (April 15, 2024) –  The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is searching for an inmate who walked away from the Bluegrass Career and Development Center just before …
KDA begins online testing for pesticide application
FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is now offering an online option for its pesticide application licensure program, Agriculture Commissioner Jonathan Shell has announced. …
Kentucky Governor Signs Landmark Cancer Prevention Bill Into Law
Frankfort, Kentucky - April 9, 2024 - Governor Andy Beshear has signed into law legislation that will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for high-risk men being screened for prostate cancer and other …
Extension Office News
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 …
2024 Lake Cumberland Homemakers Area Annual Meeting set for Columbia
Adair County is very honored this year to host the Lake Cumberland Homemakers Area Annual Meeting. Adair County is given the opportunity to host every 10 years, the meeting this year is May 16th at …
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources.Nicholas Roy
New Service Tackles Herbicide Resistant Weeds
The Univers ity of Kentucky is initiating an herbicide resistance screening program (HRS) to assist crop producers in Kentucky. The goal of the program is to assist growers in determining if the lack …
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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 …
T.J. Samson Community Hospital offering the latest in robotic technology for common prostate condition
Glasgow, KY – Aquablation, a new robotic surgical treatment for men w ith benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is now available at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. BPH, or an enlarged prostate, …
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 …
Sports
Adair County Sports
From basketball at Rupp Arena to the tennis court: Carter White got the only singles win against Somerset.
Carter White impresses also on the tennis courts
Wes Stephens’ ACHS tennis teams had two tough opponents this week. After last weeks games were canceled due to the rain, on Monday and Tuesday night the Indians met first North Hardin and the …
117 pitches in one game – Ellie Cheatham shows her power not just on the basketball court, but also on the softball field.
A softball win fresh out of the spring break camp - and two more losses
It was fun in Florida, the girls lost five games – but they learned. But, back home, the Lady Indians” softball team focused again on their abilities. This commitment was a bad one for …
Zane Gist (left) and Brayton Coomer got their next home runs in the game against Clinton County.
Indians send the Bulldogs home with a 5-1
The boys came back. After the game against LaRue, where nobody knew exactly which team was playing in the Indians’ jerseys, the boys took down Clinton County on Monday afternoon with a 5-1. …
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Obituaries

Betty Stokley

Betty Bruce (Willoughby) Stokley, age 89, of Clay City, Kentucky formally of Adair Co, Kentucky; widow of James Ben Stokley of Lacoochee, Florida passed away on April 6, 2024. She was born in …

Eric Matthew Antle

Eric Matthew Antle, 56, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Kingsport, TN on October 23, 1967, to the late Marvin and Viola Templeton Antle. …

Ricky Lane Coomer

Ricky Lane Coomer, 68, of Marrowbone, KY passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Adair County, KY on December 20, 1955, to the late Coy Odell …