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ACMS’s Stockton awarded $3,500 science grant

ACMS science teacher Kayla Stockton was awarded $3,500 through a grant from the Toshiba America Foundation for science equipment These funds will support the Thermal Energy Project for seventh Graders. Thermal energy transfer is a major topic for seventh grade science. Students have to determine which type of materials, what size of materials and the…

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Murphy sworn in as Chief of CPD

Mayor Pamela Hoots formally swore in Jr Murphy as Chief of the Columbia Police Department Monday night. Murphy has spent almost his entire career with CPD and has been Sergeant for the last 10 years. Pictured from left to right: Former Chief Jason Cross, Jr Murphy, Judge Judy Murphy (Murphy’s wife) and Mayor Pamela Hoots.

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Adair Schools are back face to face starting March 22

By Amber Hobaugh Staff Writer   On February 23, 2021, Governor Andy Beshear announced an executive order that all public school districts offer or expand in-person instruction beginning March 1. In a letter released last week, Superintendent Pamela Stephens stated that the Adair County Board of Education along with the staff at Adair County schools…

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Snow Fun Photos

We weren’t able to get all the photos sent in into this week’s paper so we wanted to highlight them here. We hope you enjoy, we sure did!    

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District working to make 2021 better

By Amber Hobaugh Staff Writer   The Adair County Board of Education met on Monday night for a special called meeting after last week’s meeting had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Board members voted to approve the proposed 2021-2022 school calendar hopeful that schools will be able to start next school year fully…

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Black History Month Proclaimed in Columbia

The month of February has been proclaimed as “Black History Month,” in the City of Columbia. The proclamation recognizes those persons in our African American community for their part in our city’s heritage. Councilor Sharon Payne, who is the first female African American, to serve on the Columbia City Council, joined Mayor Pamela Hoots for…

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Winter storms keep rolling in

By Amber Hobaugh and Drew Bergman On Thursday and Friday of last week, rain, sleet, and ice fell across southcentral Kentucky prompting schools that had been in session to go online. By Saturday many roads were back to normal, but it was a short break. On the evening of Valentine’s Day this Sunday a wintry…

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Ellie Cheatham Kentucky.com’s Girls HS Player of the Week

By Drew Bergman Editor On Valentine’s Day Jared Peck of the Lexington Herald-Leader announced Kentucky.com’s Girls Player of the Week for the first week of February. The name at the top of that list was Adair County’s own freshman forward Ellie Cheatham. Ellie Walked away with 7,390 total votes (19% of the overall total) for…

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ACMS Academic Team advances to State

By Brett Reliford ACMS Academic Team Advisor The Adair County Middle School Academic Team came away as overall victors on January 30, 2021 by becoming the Governor’s Cup Regional Champions for Region 11. The competition was the head-to-head battle against District winners from across the Region, and winners at the Region event earned the right…

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