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Court agrees to extend Demsey Lane; sets county tax rates

By Amber Hobaugh Staff Writer Adair County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday setting the county’s tax rates for the year. The Fiscal Court agreed to keep these rates the same as the previous year. Real property is set at 14.5%, personal property at 18.15%, watercraft and motor vehicles at 11.2% per $100. The…

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City debates school resource officers; property tax cuts

The Columbia City Council meeting was held on Tuesday instead of Monday due to the Labor Day holiday this month. The meeting became somewhat contentious during a discussion of the contracts for school resource officers (SRO) for the Adair County Schools. A question was raised by council member Craig Dean concerning the number of officers…

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Wild Wolf second edition being released

By Pamela Hoots Staff Writer Ronald Wolford Blair’s book, “Wild Wolf: The Great Civil War Rivalry,” a result of 17 years of research which is entering its second printing, has ties to Columbia and Adair County. Blair himself was named after Colonel Frank Lane Wolford, the subject of the book. According to Blair, “My father…

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A student perspective to start of school year

By Jeff Neagle Editor The start of school is a time for students to reconnect with their friends, meet their new teachers, show off in their new school clothes and wish they could still be home enjoying summer break. This year, things are quite the opposite. Classes began Monday for all students enrolled in Adair…

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Campbellsville University May and August graduation recognition, Aug. 28, CANCELED

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and pending weather remnants from Hurricane Laura, Campbellsville University has made the decision to cancel the Graduation Recognition Day scheduled for Aug. 28 in the Betty Dobbins Heilman Student Wellness Center. The university has…

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KY 206 in Adair County to be reduced to one lane beginning Monday

Temporary traffic signals in place SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2020) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that beginning Monday, Aug. 24, KY 206 in Adair County will be reduced to one lane in two locations as crews perform bridge deck restorations. Work will be performed at mile point 13.5 (Barnett Creek Bridge) located between Ellis Road…

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Return of the “Big Bucks” Buck Contest

For nearly a year we have teased it. Now the “Big Bucks” Buck Contest, once an annual tradition here at The Adair Progress, is making its return. The contest, which first started in 1988, is making a comeback due to interest and support from the community. The contest’s return is here not a moment too…

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Adair author brings Kentucky’s rich history to life

By Drew Bergman Contributor When you open most books or newspapers to learn something about Kentucky, authors and writers will locate you by recalling a city or county, perhaps a historic landmark. The Kentucky that Russell Lunsford explores in his new book, Daniel Boone’s Kentucky, exists in a time before Kentucky had cities or counties…

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Area schools reopening plans continue as situation remains fluid

Note: This is the final installment in our series highlighting area schools’ preparations for the upcoming school year. By Jeff Neagle Editor With Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendation last week that Kentucky schools not start in-person classes until September 28, area schools have once again had to re-evaluate their plans for beginning instruction. Last week, before…

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Adair County Schools reopening plan

By Amber Hobaugh and Drew Bergman At this past Thursday’s meeting of the Adair County School Board district leaders unveiled their plan for reopening Adair County Schools. While Adair County Schools have adopted Governor Beshear’s recommendations for delaying the start of in-person instruction until September 28 of this year, this plan will remain in place…

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