November 24, 2016

Remains found in Casey County identified as Whitney Danielle Copley

 Human remains recovered in Casey County this past weekend have been identified as those of 24-year-old Whitney Danielle Copley who was last seen on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  The Chief Medical Examiner made the identification through dental records and notified KSP investigators today of the finding.  Preliminary autopsy results also indicated no trauma to the remains.  The remains will now be taken to Knoxville, TN where a forensic anthropologist will begin working on a cause of death.


November 23, 2016

National Honor Society Chapter President Linsey Grant,
left, leads this year’s induction class in the NHS pledge
Thursday night at Adair County High School.
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
More than 50 sophomores, juniors, and seniors
at Adair County High School were officially inducted
into the National Honor Society Thursday night,
Nov. 17, 2016, in the school’s cafeteria.  To qualify,
students must display high character, leadership skills,
and volunteerism, all while maintaining a grade point
average of at least 3.8.
“This is an opportunity to recognize these kids for their
academic achievements and the hard work that goes
into that,” says NHS sponsor Sheila Willis.  “I’m especially
proud of our officers because this is a completely student-led
event.  They put the whole thing together.”
NHS Chapter President Linsey Grant offered the opening
remarks before turning the microphone over to the night’s
guest speaker, math teacher and former NHS member Fred
Warren.  Warren talked about his experience in the
organization and how the principles of volunteerism are still
with him years later.  He encouraged the students to embrace
the service requirements for membership and to use the
experience as an opportunity for personal growth.
After Warren’s speech, Grant – along with fellow officers
Chloe Hixson, Jennifer Caldwell, and Emery Bosela –
shared the four tenants of the organization:  character,
scholarship, service, and leadership.  All inductees then
recited the NHS pledge before being introduced individually.  
Hixson gave a few final words before the event concluded
with a reception in the cafeteria.
Willis expresses gratitude to all the students and parents
who attended the ceremony, and also offers thanks to the
high school’s maintenance and janitorial staff for their help
setting up the cafeteria for the event.  “It’s a huge job to
move everything out of that cafeteria and make it suitable
for a program like this,” Willis says.  “That’s on top of
everything else they do, so we really appreciate it.  They
helped make this a successful night.”

November 23, 2016

This is official notification that the Adair County
Board of Education Central Office will be closing
at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 23rd and
will be closed Thursday, November 24th & Friday,
November 25th, 2016 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23rd Burn Ban Reminder

This is a reminder of the county wide Burn Ban.
 As of November 21st
2016 at 10:00AM, 100 Kentucky counties have
a burn ban issued and
in effect. 
The Kentucky Division of Forestry has provided
these tips for hot wood ash disposal.  
Improper disposal of hot wood ashes from fireplaces,
woodstoves, grills, BBQ pits, and campfires can
spark wildfires. These fires ignite in areas such as
homesteads, rental cabins, or parks where camping
is popular.
With safe and proper care, hot ash disposal can be done
without harm to human life and property. 
Treat all wood ashes as if they are hot!
• Whenever possible, wait at least 24 hours to remove
hot ashes
• Ashes should be removed with a metal shovel and
placed into a metal bucket with a tight lid
• Buckets should be clean and not contain any combustible
• Place your ash bucket outside – away from combustibles
such as dry grass, leaves, pine cones and pine straw.
• Pour water into your bucket and stir until you can’t feel
any heat with the back of your hand
• Do not place hot ashes in a dumpster because there are
always othercombustible materials in it
• Do not dispose of ashes in a paper, cardboard, or plastic
• Do not assume the ashes are cold and pour them on the
ground or into a hole. Leaves can blow onto them and spark
a wildfire.

November 22, 2016

Columbia Police Department investigated a two vehicle injury accident that occurred on Jamestown street.

On 11-22-16 at 3pm CPD officers Charles Greer and Josh Brockman was dispatched to an injury collision on Jamestown street. Preliminary investigation shows that 24 year old Brittany Brown of Columbia was traveling north when she crossed the center line of roadway in a 1994 Chevrolet pickup and struck a 2014 Ford F-150 operated by Sammy Taylor of Columbia. Taylor was traveling south and partially entered the ditch line to try and avoid collision but was still struck. A 14 year old passenger in Taylor's vehicle was transported to TJ Health of Columbia by Adair County Ems for treatment of injuries. The collision is being investigated by Ofc. Charles Greer