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SIGNS: Tax dollars being wasted in Adair County

Not only is this a costly problem, but can be life threatening as well.

By Bridget Compton

Adair County Fiscal Court Clerk, Solid Waste Coordinator

The citizens of Adair County's tax dollars are being wasted. To help this problem, I'd like to bring attention to it and hopefully get the public involved in stopping some of this road sign theft and littering.

In one week week the Adair County Road Department has put up 16 road signs that had been stolen. Two of the 16 had just been replaced due to theft. These signs cost approximately $100 each to replace, so that is $1,600 alone, in one week, coming from the road fund that could be going to do repairs on roadways in Adair County. Not only is this theft costing the citizens tax dollars but it could cost someone their life since emergency services have been dispatched and the road signs are gone to direct them where they need to go.



I ordered some really nice litter abatement signs with the state litter abatement grant money we get to help educate and bring attention to the littering issues within the county and in less than one day three of them had already been knocked down or stolen.

We are asking the public if they see someone stealing a sign and only if it is safe to do so, to take a picture of them - and their vehicle and license plate if possible - and email them to the Adair County Judge Executive's office at cje.acjudge@adaircountyky.com.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. I think most of the citizens of Adair County are sick of these actions and it is time we start taking more pride in our community and putting a stop to some of the theft and littering.


This story was posted on 2023-02-13 20:29:16
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Damage to signs on Adair roadways costing dearly



2023-02-13 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
To help stop the waste of taxpayers money the Adair County Judge Executive's office is asking the public if they see someone stealing a sign and only if it is safe to do so, to take a picture of them - and their vehicle and license plate if possible - and email them to the Adair County Judge Executive's office at cje.acjudge@adaircountyky.com. (This photo of sign destruction was taken as I came back into Adair County from Dunville.)

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On Burkesville Street in Columbia



2023-02-15 - Columbia, KY .
Lots of garbage bags will be needed when someone gets to working on this hillside area where trash has accumulated in the city. The accompanying story is on the subject of littering and sign theft that is being addressed in Adair County.

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