Lake Cumberland Elder Abuse Council Meeting

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District will hold their next Regional Elder Abuse Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. The meeting will be held in the Lake Cumberland Area Development District Conference Room in Russell Springs.  If you have any questions, please call Carrie Frost at 270-866-4200.



STOP Tipline

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

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.



Senator Max Wise Town Hall Meetings

State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) will be hosting town hall legislative update meetings throughout the 16th District, along with the respective State Representative from each area.  Listed below are the dates, times and location for each town hall meeting.  The meetings are free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

For additional information, please contact Senator Wise’s office in Frankfort at (502) 564-2450, ext. 200.  If you are unable to attend the forum, but would like to contact Senator Wise about an issue, you may email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call toll free at (800) 372-7181.


Taylor County - January 29, 8:30 AM EST, along with Rep. Bam Carney
Public Library, 1316 East Broadway, Campbellsville, Ky.

Adair County – January 29, 9:00 AM CST, along with Rep. Bam Carney
Courthouse Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, Ky.

Russell County – January 28, 3:30 PM CST, along with House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover
Public Library, 512 North Main Street Branch, Russell Springs, Ky.

Cumberland County – January 27, 3:00 PM CST, along with House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover
Public Library, 114 Hill Street, Burkesville, Ky.

Clinton County – January 27, 12:00 PM CST, along with House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover
Courthouse, 100 S. Cross Street, Albany, Ky.

Wayne County – January 29, 6:00 PM EST, along with Rep. Ken Upchurch         
Courthouse, 55 North Main Street, Monticello, Ky.

Senator Max Wise represents the 16th District which encompasses Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties.



Benefit for Elaine Bennett

There will be a benefit, a Valentine for Elaine, on Saturday, February 7th, at the Trinity Family Life Center on Campbellsville Road in Columbia. A dinner will start at 6pmCT and a show at 7pm. The dinner & show will be $25 for couples and $15 for singles. For the show only the cost is $10. 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.



LiHeap Crisis Phase Applications

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).