Effective immediately the Adair County Recycling Center is closed to the public due to cross contamination concerns during the COVID-19 virus. Please place your recycling items in storage until the pandemic is over. If you do not have storage available for the recycling items, please dispose of with them with your normal garage service. Unfortunately, the county is unable to receipt recyclable items after hours due to contaminated trash being included with recyclable items. Please be advised that the recycling center will be back open as soon as possible.
Effective immediately the Jim Blair Recreation Center is closed to the public due to COVID-19 virus under directions of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. This includes all indoor and outdoor facilities such as the indoor gymnasium, playground, walking track, and ball field.
Adair County Emergency Management with the assistance of Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan, Adair County Health Department, Adair EMS and TJ Health Columbia distributed Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supplies to our Adair County COVID-19 fighters. The personnel and agencies are our numerous front-line health care workers, secondary healthcare workers and other responders. These agencies are working to keep us safe and protecting our community. While we are excited to be able to provide this influx of equipment to our community there remains a shortage on many items and we hope that more will be made available.
Adair County Emergency Management gives thanks to our COVID-19 fighters on the front lines of this emerging virus.
Many hands had a part in getting the SNS supplies to our county. We thank the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, KY Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Emergency Management, Department Of Public Health, Regional Health Coalition, Federal Agencies, and the numerous agencies sending warehousing assistance.
The following roads are closed due to flooding:
Snake Creek Rd.
L. Hancock Rd.
LWC Extends Online Learning For the Rest of Semester As CDC Recommends New Guidelines In Fight Against Coronavirus
Lindsey Wilson College students will take all classes online for the remainder of the semester.
According to Lindsey Wilson College President William T. Luckey Jr., college officials made the unprecedented decision on Wednesday in response to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control to discourage gatherings of ten or more people.
“While we have been hopeful to finish the semester in a face-to-face delivery mode, each day that possibility has continued to become less prudent,” said Luckey. “Earlier this week, the Center for Disease Control recommended we not gather in groups of 10 or more for the next eight weeks. That projects into the middle of May and far beyond the end of the semester. Consequently, all classes will be delivered in an online format through the end of the semester.”
Lindsey Wilson initially announced the transition of face-to-face instruction to online instruction last week -- an arrangement that was intended to end on March 29. At the time, the college was unsure if the new arrangement would remain for the rest of the school year.
The college also announced plans to close all residence halls.
“Residential students should plan on removing all items from the residence halls in coordination with the Residential Life staff by Tuesday, March 31,” Luckey said. “This provides two weekends -- longer than most colleges and universities have provided to move all of your belongings home for the summer.”
There are no known reports of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 in Columbia, Ky., or in any of the surrounding communities.
LWC is making exceptions for students who cannot return home to remain in campus housing with access to meals. Essential personnel will be available to help those students and campus services will remain available.
The spring 2020 athletic sports season has been officially canceled due to COVID-19. The announcement came on Monday from the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.
The spring 2020 commencement ceremony will not take place on the A.P. White Campus in May. College officials are exploring other options. LWC will provide more details in the coming days. Diplomas will be mailed.
The college has also made the decision to postpone all other campus events until further notice.
The Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center will remain closed until the threat of COVID-19 has passed. Community membership accounts will be deferred until the facility reopens.
“We will be providing more detailed information for faculty, staff and students in the days ahead,” Luckey’s statement concluded. “In the meantime, remember to run through the finish line in your classes. [And] ...may God continue to bless each and every one of you knowing that LWC is family.”
For more information and future updates, access our Coronavirus webpage at https://www.lindsey.edu/news/Coronavirus/index.cfm.
The Adair County Board of Elections is scheduled to have a Special Regular meeting on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 due to Friday, March 20th, 2020 being the last day for County Board of Elections to appoint Precinct Officers (Pursuant to KRS 117.045(1)).
Emergency Meeting declared due to Executive Order #20200317 (Closure of County Government Buildings).
Meeting location will be changed to the brick house owned by the Adair County Public Library, located on 107 Paull Street, Columbia KY 42728.
The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Meeting is open to the public.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
4. APPOINTMENT OF 2020 PRECINCT OFFICERS
5. SETTING OF DATE TO INSPECT VOTING MACHINES
6. SETTING OF DATES FOR SATURDAY VOTING
(Adair County Clerk’s Office – Clerk Lisa Greer)
On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we would like to first thank all our community health care professionals and our Emergency Responders who keep our community safe on a daily basis but especially as we go through these unchartered waters. And now our grocery retailers, who are trying to keep their shelves stocked while having to deal with a panicked public. We also know that our store retailers will be seeing a decrease in their businesses. Shop Local has taken on a whole new meaning...we urge you now, more than ever, to shop your friends and neighbors, our local retailers. And retailers, if you have any guidelines for your business you’d like to share, new hours of operation, ways customers can shop with you other than coming into your store, etc., please just email to us and we’ll be glad to share with our members.
Also during this time, we are following best practices of the CDC, our local Health Department and state and national directives in relation to use of the Chamber Building, meetings and activities. Currently our building is closed but Debbie and I are monitoring our mail and email. Please feel free to reach out to us.
We have cancelled all Chamber events through the end of March and will make a decision about April in the coming days.
Stay safe and healthy!
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 17, 2020 — In keeping with Governor Andy Beshear’s order to cancel in-person government services, driver’s licensing offices statewide will close by 5 p.m. EDT/CDT today. Citizens who are due to renew a motor vehicle license, including commercial driver’s licenses, will have an additional three months to obtain the renewal.
Offices of Circuit Court Clerk handle driver’s licensing in all 120 counties for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Offices of Circuit Court Clerk will remain open other than the driver’s license portion.
Gov. Beshear ordered Monday that state government offices stop providing in-person services to the public starting at 5 p.m. today with limited exceptions in order to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ongoing court updates are available on the COVID-19 and the Courts webpage.
Circuit Court Clerks
Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s Circuit and District courts. Circuit clerks are constitutionally elected officials from all 120 counties and serve a six-year term. They provide professional recordkeeping, receive money due the courts, pay money to required parties and to the state, record legal documents, provide legal documents and other legal materials, maintain the jury system, administer oaths, handle affidavits and issue driver licenses and non-driver ID cards.
Administrative Office of the Courts
The Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort is the operations arm for the state court system. The AOC supports the activities of nearly 3,400 court system employees and 406 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.
We are in store for an active stretch of weather to end the week as a couple of storm systems will bring rounds of rainfall, strong to severe storm chances, and gusty gradient winds. Each round of showers/storms won't produce an overly high threat of severe weather, however each round will bring a possibility. Maringal Risks from the Storm Prediction Center have been issued for Today and Tomorrow.
The first threat will be later this afternoon and evening as showers and storms produce a locally heavy rainfall, lightning, gusty wind, and isolated tornado threat.
The next threat will be later Thursday into Thursday night as another storm system moves through the region. Locally heavy rainfall, lightning, gusty winds, and an isolated tornado threat will again be possible.
Gusty west winds between 30-40 mph will be possible Friday afternoon behind a strong cold front.
Cold low temperatures at and below freezing through the weekend may be hazardous to an early advancing growing season.
NWS Louisville, KY
For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2020
Adair County Clerk’s Office Closed to Public Access
In accordance with the order from Governor Andy Beshear, the Adair County Clerk’s Office will be CLOSED to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. Staff will still report to work to assist with all work that is received by mail, online, drop-off box or via the phone. We will also be working diligently on the 2020 Primary Election that has now been moved to June 23, 2020.
You have several ways to renew your vehicle:
DROP-OFF BOX-- front of the Annex Building beside the other receptacle boxes that is labeled ADAIR COUNTY CLERK. This will be frequently checked though-out the day.
Dealers, items to be recorded, and renewals may be dropped off in this box.
Permanent Records, Real Estate
Notary oath and bonding are suspended until further notice.
Marriage license applications are by appointment only. Please contact our office at 270-384-2801
For Voter Registration, you can call 270-384-2801 and we can answer questions pertaining to the upcoming Primary. You can register to vote online at www.govoteky.com until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 26, 2020. Registrations by mail must be postmarked by 4:00 p.m. CST on Monday May 26, 2020. If you are seeking information about receiving an absentee ballot by mail, either call the Voter Registration Department or email directly at Lisa.Greer@ky.gov
Effective with this closure our operational hours for us to be in office is Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST
Please at any time if you have a question or need information we will go out of our way to assist and help in any way possible. We are in unchartered territory, but know we are still here working hard to assist you, it will just be in a different way. Thank you for understanding and patience during this time.
May God Bless Each and Everyone
Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk