LOCAL NEWS

Local News--Wed. April 23


The Adair Co. Sheriff's office investigated a 1-vehicle crash early Sun. morning that occurred on Edmonton Road near Brock Burris Road.

Jeremy Cooper, age 27 of Russell Springs, was operating a 2007 Dodge truck when he traveled off the roadway striking an embankment and overturning. Cooper was not injured and the accident was investigated by Deputy B.J. Bray who wants to thank the motorists who stopped and assisted with picking up the nails and screws that were scattered along the roadway.

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Over 1300 students representing 47 schools from across the state (including Adair Co. High School) recently attended the 42nd annual U.K. 4-H/FFA Agriculture Field Day in Lexington

28 competitive events assessed students core academic knowledge in the area of agriculture.

The Adair Co. FFA chapter participated and placed in several events including Seed ID, Dairy & Livestock Judging, Welding, Job Interview, Forestry, Floriculture, Nursery & Soil Judging, as well as Tractor Driving.

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9 year old Dawson Fisher who was badly burned in a garage fire last December, came home Monday evening with police, firefighters & Search & Rescue, & EMS escorting him to Westlake Regional Hospital where a celebration was held.

Dawson wanted to thank everyone for their support and for saving his life during the celebration.

He has come a long way and is really a miracle after suffering serious burns over 95 percent of his body in a garage fire last December when a fuel tank being removed from a van caught fire and engulfed the young boy.  Since that time, Dawson has been at a Cincinnati hospital and has had 20 surgeries.

Dawson still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but thankfully he is back in his hometown. Welcome home Dawson!

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Governor Steve Beshear Tuesday announced Frost-Arnett Company plans to grow its operations in Taylor County.

Frost-Arnett, an accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations, will create 70 new full-time jobs and invest $620,000 to expand its Campbellsville facility.

Frost-Arnett will expand its 10,000-square-foot call center on East Broadway Street to 12,000 square feet. The company is growing as a result of the booming health care industry and needs additional space and employees to meet the demand.

Hiring for the new positions is already underway. Frost-Arnett will hold a job fair at the Kentucky Career Center on East Broadway in Campbellsville April 26-28.

To encourage the investment and job creation in Campbellsville, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.  

For more information on Frost-Arnett Company or the job fair, visit www.frost-arnett.com.

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Lindsey Wilson College's annual Founders' Day Dinner will be held at 6pm, Thursday, April 24, at the Cranmer Dining Center. The keynote address will be given by LWC alumnus Bruce Harris of Birmingham, AL.

Harris, who is a professional affairs specialist with Alabama-based American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., graduated from LWC in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biology with minor in chemistry and Christian ministries. He earned a doctorate of pharmacy from Samford (AL) University, where he attended its McWhorter School of Pharmacy.