Local News--Sat. July 4


Some of Kentucky's lowest paid government workers are making more money.


Governor Beshear recently ordered that the hourly rate will go to $10.10 from $7.25 starting on July 1st, 2015. The change affects nearly 800 employees in the executive branch. Raising these wages will cost just over $1.5 million.

Local News --Fri. July 3


The office of Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens is closed today (Friday) in observance of Independence Day.


The Adair County Clerk’s Office is closed today (Friday) and wil be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July.

The Columbia Post Office will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015 due to Indepence Day. There will be no mail service on Saturday but there is mail service today (Friday).


The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Office is closed today (Friday) in observance of the 4th of July.


The Adair County Board of Education Central Office will be closed Monday, July 6, 2015 in observance of July 4th holiday.






The Columbia City Council will meet on Monday, July 6, 2015 in a regular meeting, at 6:00 p.m.CT at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street in Columbia.



Citizen Comments: Lina Ain with the Linda Ain Law Firm of Lexington, KY. Lina Ain is a Cable/Telecom Franchise Specialist.

First reading of Ordinance No. 450.13: An ordinance relating to a communication service franchise.

First reading of Ordinance No. 620.63: An ordinance renaming a street in the city of Columbia.

County Judge Executive - Mike Stephens

Motion to approve official corporate boundary descriptions and map for the City of Columbia. The city must approve and send to County Clerk's Office to be in compliance.

Motion to re-appoint Joe Flowers to the City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission - term to expire 5/15/2019.






KSP Trooper Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday at 12:40pmET, 4 miles west of Liberty on KY 70. The driver was cited for DUI and other charges.


33-year-old Rebecca Joines of Liberty, Ky. was operating a westbound 1995 Toyota Camry when she ran off the roadway and struck a parked car and garage. Joines was admitted to Casey County Hospital and cited to appear in court for DUI, No Insurance, Expired Registration Plates and Expired Registration Receipt. A passenger, 10-year-old Drekken Pyles of Liberty, Ky. was belted and not injured.




Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday at approximately 1:45pmCT, 2 miles south of Bradfordsville on KY 49.

35-year-old Brenda Chamberlain of Bradfordsville, Ky. was operating a northbound 2001 Ford Explorer when she dropped off the roadway, overturned and struck a telephone pole.

Chamberlain and a passenger, 14-year-old Christina Chamberlain, were both wearing seatbelts and were treated and released from Springview Hospital in Lebanon, KY.



Adair County Fire Department is now accepting fire dues for coverage July 2015 to July 2016 in the areas that we cover. Dues are 25 dollars per deed. If you have multiple deeds please include the address with payment of the property you wish to cover. Non member runs in the event you have a fire are $500.


The money received from these dues are used to support your fire department with the purchase of equipment and operating expenses as we receive no tax monies from the county government and operate independent. Your support helps us ensure that the department can provide fire and rescue services to our citizens to the best of our ability.


Dues can be mailed to: Adair County Fire Department, P.O. Box 96, Columbia KY 42728. They can also be dropped off at the firehouse located at 200 Merchant Street in the drop box, Flower's and Things, 310 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, or any Columbia - Adair County Firefighter.




Russell Co. Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram investigated a motorcycle wreck that occured just before 12:00 noon on Tuesday on KY 910, three miles east of Russell Springs.


Joe Dylon Johnson, 21, of Russell Springs, lost control of his motorcycle while eastbound on KY 910, resulting in the motorcycle leaving the roadway with Johnson being ejected onto the pavement and edge of the roadway. He was initially treated at the scene and then transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital for further treatment and observation.


Deputy Bertram was assisted at the scene by R.C. Sheriff Clete McAninch, members of the Eli Fire Department and state highway personnel.




The clerk in Casey County is among the few in Kentucky who still refuse to grant same-sex marriage licenses.  
KNN's Casey Davis is defying an order from the governor and a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that allows gay marriage in all states.  Davis, who is a church pastor, is not issuing licenses to any couples. He says he's willing to risk his job.  
The clerk in Rowan County is also refusing to grant marriage licenses.