LOCAL NEWS

Dec. 13 Pride awards LWC $2,650

SOMERSET, KY — Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.
announced that $2,650 has been awarded to
Lindsey Wilson College for hands-on environmental
education projects during the 2016-17 school year.
The funding was awarded in November through the
PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program.
The program was made possible by a grant to PRIDE
from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
Overall, PRIDE awarded more than $85,000 to schools
that applied for the grant program across 40 counties
of southern and eastern Kentucky. The grants can be
used for a variety of educational activities that help
students appreciate and care for the environment and
to serve their community. In Adair County, Lindsey Wilson
College will use the funding to create a pollinator garden
using native plants to educate students on the importance
of pollinators in our environment.“I want to congratulate
the grant recipients and thank the educators who are
taking the lead in these projects,” said PRIDE’s Tammie
Wilson.“We are fortunate to live in a region abundant with
natural resources and it is critical that we teach our youth
how to protect them,” said Wilson. “These education grants
are a wonderful way to invest in future generations of
environmental stewards and give them the tools necessary
to protect the environment and teach others to do so as well.”
“PRIDE was founded in 1997 and as we prepare to celebrate
our 20th anniversary is it great to look around and see we
truly have created “A Generation of Change” in the way we
think about and care for our environment,” Wilson continued.
Since 1997, PRIDE has awarded 1,596 grants that impacted
817,498 students across the region. Schools have used PRIDE
funds for a wide variety of activities, such as starting recycling
programs and building outdoor classrooms, nature trails,
wetlands and greenhouses. Promoting environmental education
is a key component to PRIDE’s mission, which also includes
cleaning up the region’s waterways and eliminating solid
waste problems. Founded by Congressman Hal Rogers and
the late General James E. Bickford, PRIDE, a nonprofit,
works alongside citizens, teachers and elected officials to
improve the region’s environment and quality of life. For a
complete list of grant recipients, please visit www.kypride.org<http://www.kypride.org>.

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Dec.13 Drug Arrest

Greensburg, Ky. (December 13, 2016) – 
57-year-old Deborah Caldwell, of Greensburg,
was arrested today at 2:22 PM CST at her
residence on Edmonton Road in Green County.  
She was charged with Cultivating Marijuana
(5 plants or more) 1st offense, Trafficking in
Marijuana (more than 5 pounds) 1st offense
and Possession of drug paraphernalia.  
Investigators recovered approximately 30 pounds
of Marijuana, grow lights and other paraphernalia
after following up on a complaint of an indoor
marijuana growing operation at the residence.  
Caldwell was lodged in the Taylor county detention
center.  Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth is investigating.  
 
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Dec. 13 TVA visits ACES

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY TEACHES WATER CONSERVATION AT ACES
Cross-disciplinary exercise incorporates scientific principles into social studies
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Fifth grade social studies students at Adair County Elementary School were treated to a visit from Tennessee Valley Authority representatives last week, who educated students on water conservation, water recycling, and why it’s important to take care of the water a community uses and reuses every day.
With a focus on Green River Lake, TVA employees
Vickie Valentine and Jessica Venable showed students
how to conduct and measure four different tests for
water quality.  The qualities included PH levels,
temperature, oxygen levels, and cleanliness.  The
exercise also served as a hands-on opportunity for
students to learn the scientific method.
Students in Angie Smith’s social studies classes
conducted the tests last Wednesday and those in
Tammy Shelton’s class went through the same
program the following day.  “The students have
shown a lot of interest and the participation has
been great,” Smith says.  “It’s a good opportunity
for them to learn about the scientific method and
water conservation at the same time.”
The program visited social studies classrooms as
part of a district-wide cross-disciplinary effort to
incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering,
and math) principles into other subject areas.


December 13, 2016

Kentucky District 15 Sen. Max Wise visited with Adair County Elementary School fifth grade students Monday morning, Dec. 5, to talk about his job, how government operates, and the various roles of local, state, and federal government in students’ daily lives.
 To reinforce the concepts, Wise showed a video titled “Citizen Brain” The short production focused on the importance of citizen participation in government, representation at the different levels of government, and the types of issues that are handled at the national, state, and local ranks.  Another important topic was the use of compromise among lawmakers.  Wise also urged students to communicate with their legislators when they are voting age via email, phone call, text, or social media to show their concerns about issues.
 Student were engaged throughout Wise’s speech and the Adair County School District thanks him for his willingness to come speak to students
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Adair County Fiscal Court Meeting will meet tonight  Decmeber 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM at the Adair County Annex Basement 424 Public Square, Columbia KY action itens on the Agenda                               
A.)    Approval of Clerk’s Office 2017 Budget
B.)    Approval of Clerk 2017 Order setting Maximum Amount for Deputies
C.)    Approval of Sheriff’s 2017 Budget
D.)    Approval of Sheriff 2017 Order setting Maximum Amount for Deputies
E.)    Approval of Sheriff Advancement Bond
F.)    Approval of Mutual Aid Agreement with Taylor Co.
G.)    Approval of G.R.A.S. Contract with Cumberland County
H.)    Board Appointment-Joint Appointment with City to ADD District-Sharon Payne
I.)    Board Appointment-Joint Appointment with City to EDA Board – Roger Meadows
J.)    Personnel-Hire Derrick Murphy PT 911, $9.60/hr.

December 12, 2016

The Adair County Fire Department responded at 0347 am Saturday December 3, 2016 morning to 160 Sparksville Road for a residential house fire.  Upon arrival the house was totally engulfed in fire,  homeowner was a Timothy Moss and sustained major damage to house.  There were 17 firemen on the scene for approximately 2 hours.  The cause is under investigation but is believed to be in the flu.
------------On December 9th, 2016 at 0430 am Deputy Josh Durbin conducted a traffic stop on a
2001 Ford being operated by Daniel Alley. That traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Alley. Alley was charger with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol 1st offence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Alley was lodged in the Adair County Jail.
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District 8 crews ready for snow and ice season!    With more than 22,000 tons of salt on hand, combined with more than 80 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment ready in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 crews are ready for winter weather duty.Since October, district crews have been inspecting snow plows, calibrating salt-spreading equipment and developing snowstorm response procedures to keep District 8 state roads passable during inclement weather.“We take snow and ice response very seriously,” Chief District Engineer Tamra Wilson said. “Highway safety is an essential function of the Transportation Cabinet, and our crews are prepared to meet that mandate by keeping our roads safe during bad weather.”The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) mission is to keep traffic moving in a safe manner with an emphasis on maintaining mobility along critical corridors and priority routes. When bad weather hits, crews are assigned 12-hour shifts to plow and treat roads using a priority system based on the amount and nature of traffic within each individual county. Priority A routes include major through routes and are those most heavily traveled. Priority B routes include other important, but lesser traveled, state routes. Other roads fall into Priority C. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has developed a new webpage for all snow and ice information. The public can visit http://snowky.ky.gov to learn more about priority routes, access helpful winter weather tips and fact sheets and view informational videos on salt application and snow removal.