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Mayor declares June 10 Dr. John Begley Day

Forty-seven years ago this month, Dr. John Begley and his wife, Lucretia, left Nashville for Columbia. Dr. Begley felt called to bring his ministerial background to education and, from 1978 to 1997, …

ADAIR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEE POSITION

ADAIR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEE POSITION The Adair County Public Library is currently accepting applications for an open position on the Board of Trustees. This position is strictly a …

Columbia Police Dept. responds to Walmart for a shoplifting call

The Columbia Police Department responded to Walmart on Friday evening, June 7, initially for a report of a shoplifter. Upon making contact with the subject, a female was found to be in …
Featured News
Sullivan is first to complete his education at Kentucky Christian Academy
Every year, millions of students graduate high school. This year, however, one student holds the distinction of being the first student to attend every grade from primary to high school and graduate …
June 11, 2024, Ava Froedge, Columbia, KY is recognized as the district winner in the “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay contest.
Ava is among thousands of Kentucky fifth graders participating in the annual essay competition. For the past 23 years, AARP Kentucky and Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KTRA) have sponsored the statewide competition.
The competition is one way to pay tribute to the significant contributions of older Kentuckians shaping the lives and values of children across the Commonwealth. An increasing number of adults 50-plus are the primary caregivers to minors. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 98,000 children in Kentucky are living with or being reared by a grandparent householder.
The “AARP Grandparent of the Year” essay contest is coordinated by local Retired Teacher Association units. These groups help secure local school participation, promote the activity, and serve as local judges.
Ava Froedge at Adair County Elementary School received an engraved plaque, $50.00 (AARP), and $25.00 (Adair County Retired Teacher Association).
Adair County Retired Teachers Association Announces District Essay Winner AARP/KRTA to Honor Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest Winner
On June 11, 2024, Ava Froedge from Columbia was recognized as the district winner in the “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay contest. Ava is among thousands of Kentucky fifth …
Columbia students make UK College of Arts and Sciences Spring 2024 Dean's List
LEXINGTON, KY (06/10/2024)-- More than 1,800 undergraduate students have qualified for the Spring 2024 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List at the University of Kentucky. Students on the Dean's …
Around Kentucky
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 …
Nikki Jolly, an art teacher at Metcalfe County Middle School and a 2024 Kentucky Innovative Teacher Fellowship member, presents her work on project-based learning in her classroom during the Kentucky Innovative Learning Network Exhibition on June 7 at the Hardin County Early College and Career Center. Photo by Joe Ragusa, Kentucky Department of Education, June 7, 2024
Kentucky Innovative Learning Network exhibition showcases student-centered learning
(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) hosted the second-annual Kentucky Innovative Learning Network (KY ILN) Exhibition of Innovation and Learning at the Hardin …
Warren County student named national finalist for Doodle for Google contest
(BOWLING GREEN, KY) – Aleesha Niyorukundo from Drakes Creek Middle School (Warren County) has been named one of the 55 state and territory winners in the 16th annual Doodle for Google contest . …
Kentucky State Police Trooper Assaulted After a Vehicle Pursuit
RAYWICK, Ky.  (June 7, 2024) Dustin Thompson has been located.  The arrest warrant has been served on him and he has been arrested. RAYWICK, Ky. (June 7, 2024) – On June 7, …
Kentucky State Fair Announces Entertainment Acts for August Event, Early Bird Tickets on Sale Today
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 5, 2024) — It’s time to snag the best tickets available for the 120 th Kentucky State Fair, happening August 15-25. With the event just a couple of months away, …
Incoming Commissioner of Education Robbie Fletcher read books to students who are in the Bourbon County Summer Boost Reading program by sharing the importance of being able to read. Photo by Crystal Sicard, Kentucky Department of Education, June 3, 2024
State education leaders focus on literacy instruction across Kentucky and unveil new reading research center
(PARIS, KY) – Kentucky State Sen. Stephen West and Rep. James Tipton joined Interim Commissioner of Education Robin Fields Kinney and incoming Commissioner of Education Robbie Fletcher at …
Marketplace

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 …

FOR SALE

a couch with recliners on each end plus a matching recliner chair, a glass top kitchen table with four chairs, a matching washer and dryer set (Brand MAYTAG), one bed – can be full or queen, …

Extension Office News
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 …
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 …
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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
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 …
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 …
Obituaries

Rachel Pike

Rachel Pike, 87, of Russell Springs, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. She was born on July 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Forest and Elzada Streevals Burton. She …

Fred Dickson

Fred Dickson, 97, of the Prices Creek community of Adair County, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, June 10, 2024. He was born to the late Charlie Lee and Emma Shirley …

Randall Lee Banks

Randall Lee Banks, 74, of Columbia died Saturday, June 8, 2024. He was born April 7, 1950 in Adair County to the late Marion Winfrey Banks and Lois Farris Bennett Banks who survives.  In …
Public Record
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 …
District Court, June 5, 2024
June 5 Judge Michael Loy Kenneth S. Lindsey, 18, assault 4th degree domestic violence, no visible injury. Plea of not guilty, pretrial conference set for June 24 (2024) Brittany M. Neal, 31, …
District Court, June 3, 2024
Jordan Hilty, 22, registered sex offender residence restrictions, first offense; failure to comply with sex offender registration, first offense. Plea of not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June …
Land transfers
Land Transfers - June 13, 2024 Issue
Tony Glen and Camilla Dawn Campbell, Columbia to Johnny and Melissa Richards, Columbia. Property located in Adair County described as being located on Taylor Rd., containing 3.51 acres. $12,000. John …