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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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Inside ACS’s growing COVID stockpile

By Drew Bergman Contributor Whether online or in the classroom, the 2020 school year will begin in three weeks’ time. Superintendents, administrators, counselors, teachers, and support staff have been at work preparing for that day. While much of the focus has been placed on digital technologies and online educational tools for remote learning, educators have…

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Neighboring school districts ready for reopening

Note: This is the second of a three-part series highlighting area schools’ preparations for the upcoming school year. By Drew Bergman Contributor As the days pass by Kentucky inches closer and closer to the return of school. Districts with as little in common as Jefferson County Public Schools and Letcher County Public Schools have already…

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South-central Kentucky school systems tackle the COVID conundrum

Note: This is the first of a three part series highlighting area schools. By Jeff Neagle Editor The questions on the minds of most people heading into August are centered on the start of school. The uncertainty about the return to class has many people wondering how classes will work and how students who are…

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Adair schools prepare to meet coronavirus challenge

By Drew Bergman Contributor Adair County Schools are currently awaiting the arrival of 1300 Chromebooks and iPads to help ensure that students have at least the capability of continuing their education online if and when it becomes necessary this fall. “It’s been a real undertaking,” said ACS Superintendent Dr. Pamela Stephens. “Everyone’s been working hard…

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