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Columbia Mayor's Report for September, 2021

From Mayor Pam Hoots

Moved millstones at Trabue Russell House (as well as concrete step stones).

Repaired pump at Trabue Russell House.

Lighting completed at the city park on Fairground Street.

Sealed bid auction held during the month.

The 200th anniversary of the Trabue Russell House celebration was held during the month. Our appreciation to Mary Ann Loy for all her dedication and work in making this happen. It was a wonderful event.


  • Appreciation to the committee: Mary Ann Loy, Richard Phelps, Susan Loy, and Mike Watson.
  • Thanks to Robert Flowers for the burgoo, Betty and Don Knifley for the white bean soup, and Billy Jack Loy for the fried apple pies.
  • We thank Mel Hankla for appearing and signing his book.
  • The Lindsey Wilson Choir under the direction of Doug Chafin; along with local musicians.
  • The Lindsey Family.
  • And, the many others that made the day a success.
We did a day in honor of Aaron Branham (on his birthday). He is doing a drive for socks for the Norton's Children's Hospital.

Went to the LCADD annual meeting and dinner.

The final paperwork on the Majestic Yachts building is complete. Forwarded by LCADD for the final disposition.

Attended a meeting on the American Rescue Plan funding.

Recogized the winners of the Paint the Town contest:
  • Kid friendly Natalie Gilbert with 3Trees Church.
  • Color The City: Cayce Davenport.
  • Best in show: Renee Stinson and Bethoni.
  • Peace award: Milltown Methodist Church.
  • Community participation: Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene.
  • Best decoration: Nanwood Market.
  • Most colorful: Pickett's Chapel Church.
Awards were donated by the Mayor.

So happy to be able to proclaim September 22 as Aaron Branham Day. He is holding a fundraiser for Norton's Children's Hospital. His goal is 3000 pairs of socks by October 1. The fundraiser with the city collecting socks got around 2000 donated.

Two of our police officers: Adam Cravens and Jimmy Luttrell graduated from the DARE Program. Congratulations to both as they use this in their positions as SRO Officers for the Adair County School System.

The basketball courts were completed at the city park on Fairgrounds Street during the month.

We had five groups from Malvina Farkle Day.
  • The roadside park led by Jackie Chapman and Shawn White.
  • The square led by Craig Lasley.
  • The city park at the fairgrounds led by Sam Baker and Bryson Loy.
  • The Trabue Russell House led by Mary Ann Loy.
  • The Little League Park led by Terry Johnson.
Thanks so much to Lindsey Wilson College.

We are entered into the America's Main Street Contest.


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At the Columbia City Council meeting



2021-10-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
New Columbia City Clerk Woody Sharpe took his place by Mayor Pamela Hoots at the October City Council meeting Monday night. He begins his job after the retirement of former Clerk Rhonda Loy who served on the staff for 18 years. The Council meets every first Monday evening at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street. Meetings are currently held in the large basement meeting room to allow for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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