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Faulkner gives update on new middle school funding
On Tuesday, Superintendent Jason Faulkner served as the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce. After providing an update on the school’s current …
For books and more, just open the door...to the library
Several people sit at the computers close to the reception desk, others browse through shelves full of books in the back part of the library, and the librarians at the desk give out or take back all …
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Stolen Vehicle
The Columbia Police Department was dispatched Sunday night, April 14, to a report of a stolen vehicle on Hanley Lane, just off Russell Road. The following day, April 15, the vehicle was located …
Mayor Pamela Hoots recognized together with Superintendent Jason Faulkner the achievements of the school’s academic teams.
Adair’s academic teams are impressively improving
The meeting room of the school board was full last Thursday afternoon, when the members of the academic teams of elementary, middle and high school were recognized by Mayor Pamela Hoots and …
Grocery prices weigh heavily on American minds; executives say ‘shoppers will adjust’
When it comes to minimalist designs, less might be more. But when it comes to American wallets, less is just less. “Prices for hundreds of grocery items have increased more than 50% since 2019 …
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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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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.
Opinion
SENATOR MAX WISE’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Collaborating closely with our colleagues in the House of Representatives, we’ve successfully crafted and passed a comprehensive biennial budget that places vital investments in education, …
Preserving natural resources and energy in the commonwealth
Managing our natural resources and energy sources effectively requires balance. We must be able to provide for our state’s energy needs, while ensuring that we take necessary steps to preserve …
MAGA Man
As a Christian, preacher and Republican, I challenge anyone to a peaceful, open public debate concerning the issues of economy, borders, gender change, pronouns, police protection, gun rights, …
Sports
Adair County Sports
High school head coach Michelle Neat (left) and middle school coach Rachel Houchens supervised the volleyball workouts last week.
High school volleyball started the ‘24 season with workouts
It’s spring sport season. It’s baseball season, it’s softball season, it’s tennis season, it’s track & field season. Nevertheless the fall sports are in full …
New school record holder for the 800 meter run: Brianna Hillock.
School record on the 800 meter for Brianna Hillock
Last Friday track & field athletes from Adair County High School participated at the 3rd Annual Campbellsville-Durham High School Track and Field Meet, a regional invitational. Especially Solomon …
Pitching in the win against Carlisle last Friday in Florida: Jasper Kemp.
Four wins and one loss at a great spring break camp
The Indians’ baseball team finished a more than successful spring break camp at the Fort Walton Beach Bash. After the wins against Brookville, Ohio (5-1) and the rush over Spencer County (18-3) …
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Obituaries

Patricia A Rucker

Patricia A. Rucker, 88, of Columbia, died Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville . She was born January 18, 1936 in Adair County, to the late Herman and Jewell …

Penny K Pierce

Penny K. Pierce, 66, of Columbia, died Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the home of a daughter in Richmond. She was born October 3, 1957 in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Mitchell and Irene Goodman …

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson, age 47, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, April 13 2024 at his residence. He was born on Friday, October 15 1976, in Columbia, Kentucky. He was the son of: Mother - …