September 26, 2016) – Tpr. Bo Hensley is investigating a collision that occurred on 9/22/2016 at approximately 7:45 PM CST around the 21 mile marker on KY 90 in Cumberland County.  37-year-old Jerry Parris, from Byrdstown TN was operating an eastbound 2000 Ford F150, passed an eastbound vehicle, re-entered the eastbound lane and rear ended an eastbound New Holland tractor pulling a hay roller.  

Parris was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.  A passenger, 24-year-old Rachel York, from Albany KY, was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.  The operator of the tractor, 42-year-old Lannie Willen, of Burkesville KY, was not injured. 


SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Liberty, Ky. (September 26, 2016) – Tpr. Marvin Blakey is investigating a collision that occurred at 11:26 PM CST, 4 miles east of Liberty on KY 70.  39-year-old Jason Peel, of Nicholasville, was operating a 1986 eastbound Honda motorcycle  when he struck a dog that ran into the roadway, causing him to lose control and the motorcycle to overturn.  Peel was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Casey County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  

A passenger, 43-year-old Rebecca Peel, of Stanton KY , was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.  Tpr. Blakey was assisted at the scene by Liberty Police Dept., Brush Creek Fire Dept. and the Casey County Sheriff's Dept.


September 23 News



 Taylor County Sheriffy Department arrested Joshua Allen in reference to two independent cases. Each case is for receiving stolen property under $10,000.00. One case involves the accused being in possession of stolen tires and wheeles. The other case involes the accused bein in possession of zero turn lawn mower and two weed easters stolen from Veteran's Memorial park and belonging to Taylor county Fiscal Court. Mr. Allen was arrested on the two warrants at his home Thursday without incident by Deputy Mark Dickens and Deputy Dickie Benningfield. He was transported to and lodged in Taylor Dounty Detention Center.


Adair County High School FFA students spent Tuesday and Wednesday teaching farm safety to first and fifth graders as part of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation’s Ag Safety Day.  Participants and sponsors included Adair County 4-H, Adair County Schools, FFA, Farm Bureau, and the Family Resource Center


The Lindsey Wilson volleyball team suffered its first loss of the 2016 season on Thursday night as the second-ranked Blue Raiders fell on the road to No. 10-ranked Georgetown (Ky.) 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 31-29) in the NAIA Match of the Week, presented by Stretch Internet, at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.

-----The No. 2-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball team looks to extend its program-record 41-match winning streak as they host Shawnee State (Ohio) Saturday morning at Biggers Sports Center-----


The Lindsey Wilson men’s and women’s bowling teams begin the 2016-17 campaign at the Ebonite’s Green River Classic.

The Blue Raider women turned in a pair of top-10 finishes in 2015-16, highlighted by a ninth-place effort at the Thomas Burris Memorial. The team returns three National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-Americans in Jerrica Shannon, Kelsey Grayson and Rebecca Himebaugh.

Mid-South Conference Coaches picked the Lindsey Wilson women’s team to finish ninth in the ten-team conference. Reigning regular season and tournament champions Pikeville (Ky.) were picked atop the MSC.

The Lindsey Wilson men’s team looks to improve upon their two top-five finishes in 2015-16. The Blue Raider men finished third at the MSC Team Championships and earned a bid to the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Team Championships before closing their season with a 17th-place finish at the NAIA Invitational.

The Blue Raider men were picked to finish fourth alongside Bethel (Tenn.) in the MSC Preseason Poll.

The men’s team returns three seniors and seven juniors for this season, including 2016 MSC Singles Championship runner-up Andrew Dube.

The two-day classic begins on Saturday at Phillips Lanes in Campbellsville, Ky.


The Adair County HS Marching Band will be competing at the Bands of America Regional Competition this Saturday, September 24 in Clarksville, TN on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The band performs in preliminary competition at 12:30 pm along with 20 other bands from across 8 different states.




September 22 News

September 22 News ---

Three Columbia residents have been promoted by the Kentucky State Police. Lt. Bradly S. Stotts , Sgt. James W. Richard and Sgt. Derek A. Cundiff  received their promotional certificates from KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders and John Grate, deputy secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, on Sept. 16, 2016. An 11-year KSP veteran, Stotts is commander of the KSP Intelligence Branch in Frankfort. He is the son of Danny and Patricia Stotts of Columbia. Richard is an 11- year veteran of the agency and is assigned to KSP Post 15 in Columbia. He is the son of Johnny and Carolyn Richard of Columbia. Cundiff is an eight-year veteran assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Region 4 in London. He is the son of Bruce and Suzanne Cundiff of Columbia.



Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The last day to register to vote for the General Election.  On-line or walk-in voter registration applications must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. local time.


The Adair County Board of Elections will conduct absentee voting beginning Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. CST. Location:  Adair County Clerks Lisa Greer Office, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY  42728

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. CST to 4:00 p.m. CST (unless closed for holidays)

                Saturday: 8:00 a.m. CST to 12:00 P.m. CST (unless closed for holidays)

The following voters may, at any time during normal business hours on those days absentee voting is conducted in the County Clerk’s Office, make application in person to the county clerk to vote on a voting machine in the county clerk’s office;

  • Residents of Kentucky who are covered voters as defined in defined in KRS 117A.010, who will be absent from the county on Election Day
  • Students who temporarily reside outside the county of their residence;
  • Individuals, and the spouse, who have surgery  scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day;
  • Individuals who temporarily reside outside the state but who are still eligible to vote in this state and who will be absent from the county on Election Day;
  • Residents of Kentucky who are uniformed service voters as defined in KRS 117A.010 confined to a military base on Election Day and who learn of that confinement within seven (7) days or less of the election and are not eligible for a paper absentee ballot.
  • A voter who is a pregnant woman in her last trimester of pregnancy at the time she wishes to vote.
  • Election Officials:
  1. Precinct election officer appointed to serve in a precinct other than his/her own
  2. Alternate precinct officer
  3. County Board of Elections members, staff, and deputy county clerks.
  4. State Board of Elections staff
  • A voter who will be absent from the county on Election Day but is not permitted to vote by mail-in absentee ballot


The electioneering ban during absentee voting applies to the building, on days in which absentee voting is being conducted and prohibits election materials to be affixed to the interior and exterior of the building. No person shall electioneer within the interior of a building or affix any electioneering materials to the exterior or interior of a building where the county clerk’s office is located.


Wain has this update in from KSP 15 from the accident that occurred in Metcalfe County on

September 21, 2016) - 46-year-old William Paul Morris, of Edmonton, died today at 12:08 PM EDT as a result of his injuries.  

 Mr Morris was in a traffic a collision that occurred Thursday, September 15, 2016 at approximately 10:35 CST on US 68 at the 14 mile marker in Metcalfe County.  25-year-old Amy Vaughn, of Sulphur Well, KY , was operating a westbound 2004 Ford when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a stump and overturned.  

Vaughn and a passenger, 10-year-old Dakota Morris, of Edmonton, were transported to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment.  

Amy Vaughn was arrested today at TJ Samson Hospital and charged with DUI 1st offense.  She was lodged in Barren County Jail.

September 21 News

September 21 News----

Columbia Police Department is investigating an assault in local park. 

  On 09-16-17 a 7:32 pm Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to a local park adjacent to the Campus of Lindsey Wilson College off of North  Monroe street where they met with a 20 year old female.  

   The female who is a student at the college will remain unnamed. According to statements from the victim she  had walking in the local park and had stopped to sit by the town creek .   She then stated that an unknown white male grabbed her from behind and threw dirt and debris into her eyes.  She stated perpetrator then attempted to drag her toward a wooded area.  

   The victim struggled with the perpetrator striking him multiple times with her hands and feet .  She was eventually able to break free and call for help as the perpetrator fled on foot back into a wooded area .  The victim suffered abrasions to her legs, hands, and her forehead. 

   Due to the debris being thrown into her eyes and it being dark the only description provided to the police was possibly a mid to late 30's white male with blond or white hair.  

  Officers have canvased the area searching the woods for any evidence that might have been dropped or left .  Currently CPD officers and conducting interviews with residents in the area to see if they had observed anything in the area unusual or anybody hanging out in area that evening .   The case remains under active investigation by Ofc Drew Conn and Ofc Jordan Dean .

  Columbia Police would like to offer some safety tips for walking especially at night . 

  1. Stay in well lit areas 

  2.  Stick to neighborhoods and parks you are familiar with. 

  3. Don't walk alone. Find a walking partner if possible . 

  4. Make sure your cell phone is charged ( if you can dial 911 in an event something happens even if you drop your phone or unable to speak clearly to dispatcher , on most occasions they can ping your location and direct an officer to the vicinity you are at .) 

5. Carry personal protection like pepper spray or any option you feel comfortable with.  Just be trained in the safe handling and operation of your choice. Also make sure they are in compliance with state and local laws . 

6. Be aware of your surroundings , remember that wearing headphones and talking on the phone reduces your awareness of what's around you. 

7.  Make sure you tell someone of your travel routes , destinations , and time to expect your arrival back . 

8. Walk with your head up not looking at the ground . Carry  yourself with confidence. 

9. If you feel someone is following you or watching you change your route and head toward the closest populated area. 

10. Trust your instincts . If you see something that isn't quite right don't take chances. Call for help or change your plans.