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Adair County Fiscal Court Report, October 9, 2012

In the Tuesday, October 9, 2012 regular meeting:
  • John Eubank, supervisor of CH Basket, was devout Christian, court told
  • Rick Wilson delivers quarter report on Adair Regional Jail
  • About your Adair County Fiscal Court

By Ed Waggener

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In last night's Adair County Fiscal Court lengthy meeting, Ellen Zornes, President of the Adair Heritage Association, presented a detailed report, citiing from a booklet created by Adair County Library Director Lee Ann Jessie, which clarified much of the Association's strong recommendation that the French Art Scrolls on the basket on the Adair County Courthouse are simply decorative artwork used in the early 1900's, with no religious connotation.

Zornes, who was accompanied by Jessie and Adair County Historian Mike Watson and others, urged the Fiscal Court members to simply leave the basket as it is. She told the court that the basket was added under the supervision of a devoted Christian layman and member of one of Adair County's most respected families, John Eubank, who was also one of the longest serving Adair County magistrates in history, and added that she did not think he would have put the basket on the courthouse if it had any meaning other than as architectural art.

For the past three Adair County Court meetings, local minister Troy Strange has urged that the basket be removed. He has been given a very respectful reception by the County Judge and the Court, but the court seems inclined not to take further action - although they did not take any final action.

Jailer Rick Wilson: Quarterly report, Adair County Jail

Adair County Regional Jailer read this report:
Currently 30 people are employed. We have 13 full-time floor deputies. 4 dispatchers, 2 cooks and 11 part-time deputies.

We received an unannounced inspection by DOC on September 26th. and we received no violations of non-compliance.

For the first time we received a $ 2,907 check from our medical provider because we did not use all of the 25,000 medical cost umbrella coverage in FY 11/12.

We have adopted every state road in Adair County not currently taken by other agencies for roadside cleanup in which Pee Wee Sinclair oversees.

Our jail garden program was featured with 7 other jail gardens in the most recent issue of the state wide County Line Magazine. So far this year the garden has saved us an estimated $ 2,612.00.

One of the things that set's us apart from many other jails is the programs we offer to inmates. We hope these programs help them adjust to society and become productive citizens when they're released. We currently provide training for GED, bible study, church services, Sunday school, Celebrate Recovery, Life Skills, anger management and we just started parenting classes for women. These programs are offered free by volunteers from area churches and I appreciate them so much. - Rick Wilson

About your Adair County Fiscal Court
>Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at7:00pmCT, each second Tuesday. The meetings are open to the public.
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Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754

  • Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin (2000)
  • Adair County Coroner Todd Akin (20011
  • Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair (2007)
  • Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
  • Adair County Jailer Rick Wilson (2011)
  • Adair County PVA Wm. Feese, Jr.
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss
  • Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney

  • County Judge Executive Ann Melton (2007) is a voting member of Fiscal Court and may vote on all proposals before the court; Office:Adair Courthouse Annex
Magistrates on the Adair County Fiscal Court:
  • District 1: Harold Burton (2011)
  • District 2: Daryl Flatt (2011)
  • District 3: Sammy Baker (2007)
  • District 4: Perry Reeder (2007)
  • District 5: Billy Dean Coffey (Feb. 2005) (270) 384-4201
  • District 6: Joe Rogers (1990)
  • District 7: Billy Rowe (2011)
Adair County Constables
  • District 1: William "Bill" Troutwine
  • District 2: Shannon Rowe (2011)
  • District 3: Robert R. Loy
  • District 4: Chris Janes (2011)
  • District 5: Tim Bottoms
  • District 6: Jason T. Rector
  • District 7: Joe Collins, Jr.

  • Adair County Finance Officer, Fiscal Court Clerk Gale Cowan
  • Adair County Judge Administrative Assistant Lisa Lee
  • Adair County Mapping and Addressing Coordinator Justin Bailey
  • Adair Co. Disaster Management Coordinator Greg Thomas
  • Adair County Treasurer Barry Corbin
  • Adair County Roads Supervisor Jobe Darnell
  • Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
  • Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair

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Magistrates review Courthouse Lee Ann Jessie CH booklet

2012-10-10 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Magistrates Sammy Baker (District 3) and Harold Burton (1) center were engrossed in the booklet Adair County Librarian Lee Ann Jessie compiled in support of leaving the courthouse basket as it is, as it was installed by a historic icon and great Christian gentleman, John Eubank, two centuries ago. The artwork, far from being satanically inspired, is a preservation gem, an architectural artifact - a French art scroll, according to Ellen Zornes, who presented the Adair Heritage Association's strong recommendation that the basket be left intact. At right, Sheriff Harrison Moss.

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