Adair County Assistant Football Coach and Social Studies teacher Jamie Bryant has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. The students at Adair County High School were heart broken when they received the news. Coach Bryant was flown to Arkansas to begin treatments the week before school stated. The student’s hearts progressively become so heavy they decided they wanted to do something to show their support for Coach Bryant and his family.  A group designed a t-shirt honoring him and they wanted the profits to go to his family to help with expenses.  

The students are thrilled by the amount of their first donation to the family, which is $2500 dollars. A special thanks to all the sponsors who made the t-shirt become a reality.

The kids will be taking orders for the next shipment of shirts soon. If you are interested in purchasing one, please call the Adair County High School at 270-384-2751 and help support Coach Bryant!  Also, the students are asking that you remember Coach Bryant each night in your prayers.



Campaign signs and other signs placed on state right of way that restrict sight distance or interfere with mowing operations will be removed by Kentucky Transportation (KYTC) crews in the coming weeks.

Signs encroaching on state right of way pose a potential hazard to motorists and also impede mowing crews and other maintenance operations.

Kentucky law and KYTC policy prohibit placement of any signs – for political candidates, yard sale or any other type of advertising – on state right of way. The prohibition includes, signs attached to utility poles or fences on the right of way.

Signs will be moved to the state highway garage in each county of KYTC District 8 and kept for two weeks. Unclaimed signs will be discarded.





Trooper Daniel Stephens is investigating a 1-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday around 12:30 p.m. 2 miles east of Columbia on Bull Run Lane.

32-year-old Amy Holmes of Columbia was operating a 2008 Suzuki, westbound on Bull Run Lane when she left the right side of the roadway, over-corrected and crossed the roadway, striking a tree. 


Holmes and a passenger, 9-year-old Paris Taylor of Columbia, were not belted and were taken to Westlake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was cited for Expired Registration, No Insurance and No Seatbelt.


An Adair County man was charged with Cultiviating Marijuana after the Adair County Sheriff's Office detected a strong odor while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday,  Deputy Rainwater attempted to serve a warrant at a residence owned by Adam Haskiell on Ross Cemetery Road when he detected a strong odor and was given permission to seach the residence. As a result, several containers of marijuana and six plants were discovered.

Haskiell was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


A mobile home in Columbia was destroyed by fire early Friday morning.

The Columbia Fire Department responded to 711 Mack St. at 12:14 a.m. to a residential mobile home fire. On arrival the home was engulfed in flames. The home is owned by Tony Caldwell and was occupied by Ethel Bybee.  

19 firemen were on the scene for 1 1/2 hours.