Local News Tues. April 15


A tractor-trailer accident closed the eastbound lane of the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Parkway in Metcalfe County on Monday for several hours.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at the Ky. 640 overpass. One eastbound lane was reopened by about 1 p.m. No injuries were reported.

According to police the loaded tractor-trailer was traveling east on the parkway just outside Edmonton when the operator experienced front tire failure.

The vehicle left the roadway, striking a guardrail and a bridge abutment before crossing the roadway and eventually striking the guardrail on the opposite side of the roadway. No other vehicles were involved, and the operator was wearing his seatbelt.

The parkway will experience a lane closure while repairs are made for approximately two days due to the accident.

KSP was assisted by Edmonton-Metcalfe Fire and Rescue and the Kentucky Department of Highways.



Adair County High School is fortunate to offer extended school services this year for every student free of charge. The school system will be accepting teacher and parent recommendations for students who are at risk of failing, who need to attain a credit in a previously failed course, who need additional time to learn the content presented in the classroom, or who need to make up a quiz or test.  

Report cards were sent home before Spring Break.  Please review your children’s report cards so you will be aware of their present progress in their classes.  Parents are asked to encourage thier children to speak to teachers or the ESS Coordinator if they feel they have a need for tutoring services.

In this final stretch to the end of the school year, the school system will be offering extended school services every Monday afternoon in English, Social Studies, and CTE courses with Mrs. Robyn Mantooth and Mrs. Shamarie Claiborne; every Wednesday afternoon in Science with Mrs. Sheila Willis and Mrs. Tina Hadley; and every Thursday afternoon in Math with Mrs. Marsha Reddick.  All of these sessions will be from 3:00-5:00 PM.  

The school system will continue to offer a session for make-up quizzes and tests with Miss Michelle Petty every Wednesday morning from 7:00-7:45 AM through the end of the school year, and tutoring sessions on  early release Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for every subject area through the end of April.  

Transportation arrangements will need to be made for students who will be staying for the after school tutoring sessions as the school is unable to provide after school transportation at this time.  

If you have any questions, please contact ESS coordinator Tracey Pierce at 270-384-2751 ext. 133, between the hours of 7:45 AM and 2:45PM.