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2022 Primary Election Information

From Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

If an individual wants to change party affiliation, the deadline is December 31, 2021, to be able to vote in the 2022 Primary Election.

Voters may change party affiliation, change address, or register to vote by one of the following 2 methods:
  • Coming into Clerk's Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 3, Columbia KY, during normal business hours Monday-Friday (8amCT to 4pmCT), Saturdays (8amCT to 11amCT)
  • Online: Elect.ky.gov

Candidate filing deadline:
These are the dates for candidates filing for the 2022 Primary and General Elections:


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2021-10-26 13:16:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

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COVID-19 Information for Adair Co. Schools 10-26-2021



2021-10-26 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Dr. Pamela A. Stephens, Superintendent.
Current cases at Adair County Schools as of Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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6th Annual Adair County Book Fair on for Fri 5 Nov 2021

The sixth annual Adair County Book Fair will be held from NoonCT to 6pmCT on Friday, November 5, 2021, in the Columbia Baptist Church meeting room, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. The event is being held in conjunction with To the Nines downtown shopping for November, which will begin on the Public Square around 6pmCT.

The annual event will be host to numerous regional and local authors. Among those scheduled to attend are Louann Russell, John Davis, minister, Columbia Christian Church, Barbara Wright, Mike Watson, Adair County Genealogical Society, Tim Roy, Dr. Marshall Myers, Eastern Kentucky University, Joe Fair, Mel Hankla, Dennis Crump, Russell Lunsford, Lanny Tucker, Rick Lee, Dwan Hadley, Rodney White, Ernestine Bennett, Linda Waggener, and Laura Gupton. David Williams, who recently passed away, will be represented by his sisters, Becky and Debbie.

Organizer Mike Watson says, "We hope covid numbers continue to drop as they have been the past weeks. This will ease everyone's concerns. We ask that all those who attend wear masks inside the building to protect each other."


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2021-10-26 13:00:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

State Championship Week has arrived for Adair Co. Band

By Jennifer Hardwick

The Adair County Marching Band will be spending the week in preparation for this Saturday's KMEA State Marching Band Championships at Kroger Field in Lexington, KY!

The Adair County Band--the current record holder for the most State Championships of any band in the history of the event at an astonishing 24--will be performing in Preliminary competition at Boyle County High School at 11:15amCT on Saturday, October 30, 2021, in hopes of making their 35th straight State Finals appearance. (And yes, that is another state record they share with Lafayette High School.)

This year's group, led by Director Jordan Humphress and Assistant Director Cameron Johnson, has faced many challenges to reach this point in the season. Illness, injury, and a lost season in 2020 due to Covid have all combined to create obstacles at every turn, but these Adair Band students have risen to the challenge! The Adair pride, spirit, and talent is shining through each and every member as they move forward into Saturday's competition.

Their show this year is entitled, "Sure on This Shining Night," and was designed by Adair native and band alumni Rob Depp. Eyes with Pride, Adair!


2021-10-26 12:49:55 | Comments | Printable version

ACSO: Adair Co. woman arrested after early morning traffic stop

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 12:20amCT, K-9 Deputy Chandler Staten initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car for moving violations just off Campbellsvilel Street in Columbia.

During the stop it was found through a records check that the operator had a suspended drivers license. Further investigation resulted in methamphetamine being discovered in the vehicle.


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2021-10-26 12:41:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Early voting starts on Thursday

From Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

A reminder that early voting will be available later this week at the Adair County Courthouse Annex:
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 8amCT to 6pmCT
  • Friday, October 29, 2021, from 8amCT to 6pmCT
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 8amCT to NoonCT
If you prefer to vote on Election Day, there will be five locations open from 6amCT to 6pmCT. These will be the only locations open on Election Day, and voters may vote at any location, regardless of regular precinct. The Election Day voting locations are:


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2021-10-26 10:36:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Virginia Mae Miller, 77, Greensburg, KY (1944-2021)

Virginia Mae Miller of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Lourdes Mercy Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. She was 77 years old.

Cremation was chosen.

There will be a memorial visitation held from 2pmCT until 4pmCT on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY.


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2021-10-26 10:29:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Billy Joe Fudge poem about Autumn really good!

Reba McGaha
The Billy Joe Fudge poem about Autumn is really good! Should be more poems like his!
Comments re: Kentucky Color: Autumn Sunsets


2021-10-26 10:21:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Brad Milby, 68, Taylor Co., KY (1953-2021)

Brad Milby passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Norton's Hospital in Louisville. He was 68 years old.

Following Brad's wishes the family chose cremation. There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.


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2021-10-26 07:27:30 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carolyn Gupton, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1937-2021)

Mrs. Carolyn Annette Beard Gupton of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021. She was 84 years old.

The funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Gupton will be conducted at 10amCT on Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg with Rev. Dale Curry officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 3pmCT until 7pmCT on Sunday and after 7amCT on Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home.


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2021-10-26 07:23:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Hospital Board meeting, Tue 26 Oct 2021

The Adair County Hospital District Board of Trustees will hold their regular quarterly meeting at 6:30pmCT on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

The Zoom link for the meeting is zoom.us.

Meeting Agenda:


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2021-10-26 07:17:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Government

MCMS has winning girls basketball teams

Torrie Osbon, Director of Communications
Metcalfe County Schools


An impressive year for the Metcalfe County Middle School girls basketball teams. The MCMS Lady Hornets won the CKMSAC 8th Grade Tournament by defeating Russell County 38-30 in the championship game on Oct. 21.

The 8th-grade team was also the regular-season conference champions with a perfect 14-0 conference record.

The MCMS 7th Grade Lady Hornets finished the CKMSAC tournament as runners up falling to Russell County 38-27.


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2021-10-26 07:16:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Letter: Looking for an old friend

Nancy Harstine Kleckner writes:
I'm looking for an old friend Dorothy Hatcher I believe she would have graduated in 1966 she moved from Danville to Edmonton. Please help.
If you know how to get in touch with Dorothy Hatcher, use our Comment Form to send us an email or text, and we'll get you Nancy's contact information.


2021-10-26 07:09:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Hogards Chapel UMC revival begins Friday, Nov 5

By Wayne Livesay

Hogards Chapel United Methodist Church in Black Gnat, KY will have revival services nightly November 5, 6, and 7, 2021. Services begin at 7pmET each evening.

Speakers will be: Friday, November 5, Bill Davenport; Saturday, November 6, Nathan Rayburn; Sunday, November 7, Josh Estes.

If you would like to bring special music or need transportation, call 270.299.1358.


2021-10-26 07:08:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Church News

Football: LWC remains at No. 1 for seventh straight week

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson football team (7-0, 4-0 MSC Bluegrass Division) remained at the top of the rankings for the seventh straight week in the latest NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top-25 poll, officials at the national office announced on Monday.

The Blue Raiders received 444 voting points in the poll and 18 first-place votes.


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2021-10-26 07:06:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Governor: Vaccinations bringing rapid decline in COVID cases

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - On Monday, Gov. Beshear updated Kentuckians on the state's COVID-19 vaccination rate, as well as Kentucky's declining test positivity rate and number of new cases.

"We are almost decreasing in cases at the speed that we increased," said Gov. Beshear. "That is a very good sign. Our weekly case numbers are the lowest they have been in 11 weeks. Our efforts to get more and more Kentuckians vaccinated have made a huge difference."

The Governor highlighted a report that COVID-19 vaccinations could begin by early next month for children ages 5 to 11.


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2021-10-26 07:04:57 | Comments | Printable version

COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 10/25/2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of today's 109 reported cases, 86 (79%) were unvaccinated and 26 of today's cases (24%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven't, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.84%.


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2021-10-26 07:01:28 | Comments | Printable version

Clearing skies today, high 59F, chance of frost tonight

It's currently 49F at the Adair County Mesonet station. We'll have patchy drizzle before 9amCT, then cloudy skies through mid morning, before gradually clearing. Expect a high near 59F with north wind 7 to 10 mph.

Temperatures will drop into the mid-30s tonight, with a chance of patchy frost developing between 4amCT and 7amCT tomorrow morning. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 62F and calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night will bring increasing clouds, with a 40 percent chance of showers after 1amCT, and an overnight low around 47F. East wind around 6 mph.


2021-10-26 07:00:17 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for October 26, 2021

Staying in background,
older sees supposed suitor
is rival no more.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 26 October 2021.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3696


2021-10-26 06:55:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

7-County Area Courts for Tue 26 Oct 2021

Local schedules for Circuit Courts, District Courts, for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at a glance:
  • Adair County: 97 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Casey County: No events Circuit Court. 29 events District Court.
  • Cumberland County: 2 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Green County: 2 events Circuit Court. 2 events District Court.
  • Metcalfe County: 54 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Russell County: No events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
  • Taylor County: 16 events Circuit Court. No events District Court.
Note: NOT Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties


2021-10-26 06:54:56 | Comments | Printable version

Kenneth Scott, 90, Adair County, KY (1931-2021)

He was a beloved member of the community, always had a funny story and a positive and encouraging attitude. He helped many people throughout his life, quietly and not expecting anything in return. He accomplished a lot, coming from his humble beginning - born the son of tenant farmers during the depression. He loved his hometown, his family and many friends, and was especially proud to be "Mayor of Bliss".

Kenneth E. Scott died October 23, 2021 in Columbia, KY. He worked in the grocery business many years, starting as a clerk at Kroger's while in high school. He moved on to manager of the new Houchens store in Columbia in 1958, working his way up to regional supervisor and then Vice President of Operations at the corporate office in Bowling Green, where he retired almost 35 years later.

He served in the Army during the Korean War (1951-1953), and received a Purple Heart and an Infantry Combat medal among others. He continued a life of service after returning home - VFW - serving on military funeral detail, Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Soil Conservation board, Cattleman's Association, school board, Kentucky Colonel and a Mason for more than 60 years.


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2021-10-26 06:47:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries


Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 26
Happy Anniversary, Jeremy and Melissa Suratt | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Conner Douglas Burton (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dean Adams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donna Ollery | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Doug Taylor (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eric Melton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Embree | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Grant Loy (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton (1947) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Holly Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathon Lynn Kingrey (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, L.C. Willis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, LeAnna Lewis (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda Tudder Harris | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Natalie Darnell (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ron Wooley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Stapp twins/ Kobe and Savon Stapp (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Willis (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Vicky Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald A. Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glenda Gupton, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roberta Lee Buckner Davenport, Green Co. native (1937-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ellie-Kate Noelle Saige Underwood, Campbellsville, KY (2019-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Russell Fox, Russell Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamela Jo Coffey Adair Co., KY, native (1968) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ruth Sallee, Taylor Co., KY (1917) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Sneed, Adair Co., KY native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Estes, Adair County, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Hainey, 65, Russell County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leonard E. Bryant, Adair County, KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred B. Selby, 87, Russell Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Crawhorn, Jr. , 85, Adair County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bonnie Burress, 74, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie D. Allan Stone, 66, Adair Co., KY (1949-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Margie Lois Buckland, 58, Taylor County, KY (1958-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Lewis Rose, Greensburg, KY (1931-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnnie Ballenger, 93, Russell County, KY (1924-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dessie Page Frankum, 95, Adair County, KY (1922-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joseph Woodson Arnett, 89, Green Co., KY (1928-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christal (Hall) Brown, 41, Jamestown, KY (1976-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dolly Andrew, 85, Adair Co., KY Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, George Moore Rice, Jr., 87, Columbia, KY (1933-2020) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nolan Roberts | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Wade-Dye, 85, Russell Springs, KY (1935-2021) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Preston, 64, Russell County, KY (1954-2019) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roxie Geneva Davenport, Green County, KY (1922-2018) Obituary | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Anderson Madole, Cumberland Co., KY (1939-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:00amCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 9am-12pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:62277, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices for Margie Ella Collins, 82, Columbia, KY (1939-2021) | (ID:62381, Comment)
4:00pmCTAdair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY Open 4pmCT-7pmCT, Contact: Michele Fruth, Director, 270-250-5432 | (ID:62279, Comment)
Regular Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62383, Comment)
6:30pmCTAdair County Hospital District Board of Trustees meeting (click for agenda) | (ID:62395, Comment)

 




























 
 
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