Adair Co. Schools Announces STOP Tipline …Report bullying and other risky behavior online!
Safety is the first priority of the Adair Co. School System. In an effort to use every available resource to STOP bullying and other risky behaviors in our schools, Adair Co. Schools proudly announces the implementation of the “Safety Tipline Online Prevention” or STOP! Tipline. The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an online reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.
The process for using the tip line involves locating the STOP Tipline logo on the Adair Co. Schools’ website as well as on each school site. Starting on Monday, January 19th, students or community members can anonymously report bullying, cyber-bullying, violence, risky behavior or other safety concerns to school personnel by using this tipline. Tips can be left anonymously or students may choose to have someone contact them. More information can be found about the tip line at www.kycss.org/stop/about.php
The announcement of the STOP! Tipline comes on the heels of collaborative efforts between of Adair Co. Schools, Columbia Police Department’s School Resource Officer Kevin Atwood and the Kentucky Center for School Safety.
There will be a benefit, a Valentine for Elaine, on Saturday, February 7th at the Trinity Family Life Center on Campbellsville Road in Columbia. The dinner tickets are sold out but tickets for the show are available for $10 and can be purchased at the door. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. The benefit is sponsored by Dream Depot & Friends and all proceeds will go toward Elaine Bennett's medical and travel expenses.
For tickets or to make a donation, call Neal Sneed at 270-634-7683 or Jennifer Biggs 270-378-0259. Tickets will also be available at Columbia Pawn on Jamestown Street in Columbia. Tickets for the dinner show are limited so get your tickets today.
Applications for the LIHEAP Crisis program are being taken now through March 31, 2015 or until funds are expended.
Applicants must bring the following:
Most recent heating bill or verification that heating expenses are included in the rent
Social Security Numbers or Permanent Residence Card Number for each member of the household
Proof of all household income from the preceding month
LIHEAP Crisis program assists eligible households experiencing a home heating crisis. Benefits are made payable to the heating vendor, up to a maximum amount based on income.
To qualify for assistance with our LIHEAP Crisis program your household income must be at or below the following, relative to household size:
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $1.265 5 $3,024
2 $1,705 6 $3,464
3 $2,144 7 $3,904
4 $2,584 8 $4,344
(Add $440 for each additional family member above 8)
You must be responsible for home heating costs or pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent and you must be within 4 days of running out of wood, coal, propane, fuel oil, or kerosene OR you must have received a disconnect/past due notice from the vendor. (For example, a past due notice, termination notice, or final notice).
Victory Community Church at 1165 Russell Road, Columbia, Ky. has a special speaker each Friday for the Alcohol/Drug Outreach Program. The speaker on Fri., Feb. 1st will be Junior Estes.
The Adair County Knife Club has a Knife Swap & Auction at the Columbia Masonic basement on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday nights of each month. Doors open at the 3:00 p.m. and the auction begins at 5:00 p.m. There is a $2:00 admission fee and there are tables where you can set up with your knives. For more information call: 634-1657, 634-1627 or 932-7276.