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Adair County High Football Teams 1970-1986 Recognized August 26th

The Adair County High School 1970-1986 football teams will be recognized on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 5:00pmCT prior to the Adair vs Campbellsville football game. All football players from those years are welcome to attend and be recognized.

Kids Fishing Derby 8/20/22


There will be a Kids Fishing Derby from 8amCT/9amET until NoonCT/1pmET on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Green River Lake State Park.

Kids of all ages are invited come out and fish for FREE! All equipment is supplied, no pre-registration is necessary. Prizes will be given out for the biggest fish, most fish, and sometimes for the smallest and first fish caught.

The event is held at the Green River Lake State Park shoreline near the picnic shelter.


Volunteers & Vendors Needed for "Revisit Knifley" September 10th

After a 2-year absence, Revisit Knifley is returning! The festival and homecoming, held in the Knifley community of Adair County, is set for Saturday, September 10, 2022. 

The day will begin with a country ham breakfast and end with fireworks and offer many great activities and events in between. Plans are being made for a tractor show, a car show, Veterans program and motorcycle ride and live music. There will be vendor booths, kids activities including a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and a pedal tractor pull. Knifley memorabilia and historical items will be on display and there will also be an auction in the afternoon. 

All activities will take place at or near the former Knifley Grade Center school at 12190 Knifley Road. 

The planning committee is still actively seeking vendors and volunteers for the event. For more information, contact Lisa Greer at 270-469-0376.


Russell County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Sept. 22nd


Team registrations and sponsorships are still being accepted for the Chamber's annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 22nd at Lakewood Country Club. Team registration is $240 (for a team of 4) and sponsorships are $100. Call 270-866-4303 for more information, drop by the Chamber office on Wednesday or Thursday, or visit the Chamber's website to sign up online at http://www.russellcountychamber.com.


Russell County Chamber Meeting August 16th

The Russell County Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 16th at the Russell County Public Library. Lindsey W. Gosser with State Farm Insurance, will be speaking on, "Be Curious, Not Judgmental". Monticello Banking Company will be the host and sponsor for this month's meeting. Lunch will be provided to Chamber members by Tasteful Creations (Sherry Daniels and Lisa Tarter). 

The board meeting will begin at 11:30amCT in the Makery Room with the general meeting set to begin at 12:00pmCT. This meeting is open to the public.

Adair County Homemakers Can Opener Drive (in Memory of Sue Stivers)


In honor of Sue Stivers, the Adair County Homemakers are collecting can openers to benefit those in need in Eastern, Kentucky. Sue was an excellent supporter of the community, always giving back. In this same spirit, the Adair County Homemakers have determined that flood recovery would be a worthy cause to honor her. Manual can openers can be dropped off at the extension office from August 8th - 11th. The can openers will be delivered to Breathitt County on August 12th to be distributed. Can openers that can be used easily by senior citizens are preferred. You may call (270) 384-2317 with any questions.


CAIP Program Applications Available Aug. 8th-26th

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board recently approved $190,000 in Agricultural Development Funds for the 2022 Adair County Agricultural Investment Program (or known as CAIP) to be administered by the Adair County Cattlemen’s Association. This program is a 50% cost-share program with a maximum funding of $2,500 per farm operation. Applications for the program will be available August 8-26, 2022 at the Adair County Extension Office at 409 Fairground Street in Columbia. For more information, call 270-384-2317.  

Homesteading Conference at Homeplace on Green River September 16-18

If you are interested in learning more about homesteading, permaculture, gardening, preserving food, and other skills for a life of self-sufficiency, please check out this great event. There will be classes on Alpaca farming, processing pigs, chickens, and rabbits, raising beef cattle, soap making, blacksmithing, knife making, survivalism, medicinal and edible plants, gardening tips, and more... all from experts and highly experienced guest speakers and instructors from 7 states. For more information, call Homeplace Director Lyn Stanton at 270-789-0006 or email: director@homeplacefarmky.org.


Beef Basics Course Begins Sept. 16th


The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service will offer their third installment of Beef Basics, a course designed especially for beginning cattle farmers.

Join us for this 5 course session for a mixture of classroom, hands-on, and on farm learning.  Classes will be held once a month from September through January with each class last 3-4 hours.  Class dates and topics are as follows:


Registration for Beef Basics is $30 per person to cover meals and materials.  Pre-registration is required for Beef Basics by calling the Extension office at (270) 384-2317 or by emailing nick.roy@uky.edu.


Creelsboro Festival Sept. 24th

The 3rd annual Creelsboro Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 celebrating the historic Cumberland River community. Events start at 10:00amCT and will include games for the kids, a video presentation on the history of Creelsboro, live music, and food.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all times are Central):
  • 10:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies begin
  • 10:30 a.m. - Games for children of all ages & Hayrides
  • 11:00 a.m. - Video Presentation: Creelsboro & the Cumberland: A Living History - at Creelsboro Nazarene Church
  • 12:00 p.m. - Live Music featuring the WINDING CREEK BAND

2022 Adair & Russell County Rinse & Return Programs


The Adair County Rinse & Return Program will be held on August 30, 2022 at the Adair County Extension Office from 1:00pm-2:30pmCT and in Russell County at the Russell County Extension Office on October 3, 2022 from 9:00am-11:00amCT. Click here for more information.


Adair County Agriculture Investment Program (C.A.I.P.)


The application period for the 2022 C.A.I.P. program will occur August 8-26, 2022. Applications will be available to pick up at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. The C.A.I.P program receives funding from the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund, approved by the Adair County Ag Development Council, and administered by the Adair County Cattlemen's Association. The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service does not set program guidelines. Applications are scored by volunteers using the score card provided by the Kentucky Office of Agriculture Policy.  

The cost-share level of funding for Adair County applicants is: 50% cost-share with a maximum of $2,500 per farm operation. Reimbursement will be distributed to funded applicants upon completion of the project. The farm must be located in Adair County.


Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan

All applicants are required to have completed and up to date the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan.  If you do not have a plan or have not updated your plan recently, you may create your plan online or utilize a printable version

Create Your Plan Online Instructions

Create Your Plan Online

Create Your Plan Printable Version


Program Guidelines  

2022 CAIP Standard Guidelines

Investment Areas

Value Added Marketing


Campbell Family Reunion 09-04-22


The Campbell Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at the Jim Blair Center, 901 Hudson St., Columbia, KY from 11:00am-3:00pmCT. A meal will be served at 12:00pmCT; please bring covered dishes & drinks.


RCHS Class of 1982 40th Reunion 9/10/22

The Russell County High School Class of '82 will hold their 40 year Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2022 at the Acapulco Mexican Grill in Russell Springs from 6:00pm-8:00pmCT (pay as you order). The Classmates of '82 will gather the night before, at the Russell County Lakers Football Game, on Friday, Sept. 9th, 2022 at 6:30pmCT at Finley Field to watch the Russell County Lakers vs. the Casey County Rebels.

GODSPELL Tickets On Sale at Star Theatre in Russell Springs

Tickets are on sale now for GODSPELL at Star Theatre in Russell Springs.
Show dates: August 19-20-& 21, 2022. 
Show times: Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pmCT; Sunday Matinees at 2:00pmCT
Cost: Tickets are $15 (all ages)
Get tickets at startheater.ticketleap.com or at the box office, which opens 1 hour prior to showtime.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. 

T.J. Regional Health Looking for "Hands for Hospice" Volunteering

Volunteering with hospice is a rewarding way to enhance the lives of hospice patients and their families. You will find companionship with fellow volunteers and joy in serving others.
T.J. Regional Health is always looking for committed and caring members of our community who want to volunteer for hospice help. If you have an interest in spending time with patients, have special talents you would like to share, or want to lend a hand in our office, we would like for you to give us a call. Our hospice team will work directly with you to identify opportunities to match your goals and abilities.
The end-of-life transition can bring uncertainty and unease for our patients and their families. Volunteering for hospice helps ease this burden by providing companionship, comfort and other services to people receiving hospice care. Volunteering activities could include: reading, providing snacks, shopping, games, companionship or working in the hospice office. Personal patient care would not be involved.
T.J. Samson Hospice is accepting applications to serve in our volunteer program, Hands for Hospice. For more information, please contact Brittany Grissom at  270-659-3300 or email: Brittany.Grissom@tjsamson.org.

Akin Family Reunion 10/01/22

What: Akin Family Reunion - All descendants and relatives of the late Samuel A. Akin (1847-1929) are invited.
When: Saturday, Oct 1, 2022. Activities begin at 11:00amCT

Where: "Yellow Building” at Green County American Legion Park (1099 Legion Park Road, Greensburg, KY)
Potluck: There will be a potluck lunch at 12:30pmCT. Please bring a covered dish and serving spoon. Also bring a paper plate, utensils, and a drink for each member in your party. Chicken will be provided.
RSVP: Your RSVP is needed for planning purposes. Call to RSVP or to obtain more information by Sept. 24th: (270) 805-1613.

Columbia Grief Support Group Meetings

A Grief Support Meeting will take place on the 2nd Monday evening of every month at 6:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, please attend this meeting and share with anyone else who might need help dealing with the loss of a loved one. For information, call 270-805-9183.

Free Aquatic Exercise Classes at R.S. City Park thru Sept. 2


Aquatic Exercise Classes are being offered at the Russell Springs City Park thru Sept. 2, 2022 from 9:00am-10:00amCT. Classes are FREE and are held on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays. Sponsored by Russell County Hospital Physical Therapy.




CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets on Thursday evenings at 6:00pmCT in the Pearl Helm Worship Center located on the 2nd floor of Russell Springs United Methodist Church, 226 Jamestown Street, Russell Springs, KY. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered recovery program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is for anyone with Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. You must be 18 or older to attend. For more information, please call the church at 270-866-5180 or Dennis Price at 270-566-1889. You can also check out the Celebrate Recovery Facebook page for more details.




Russell County citizens who suspect illegal drugs are being sold in their neighborhood are urged to contact the Russell County Sheriff’s Office Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-Line at 270-343-8116. All callers will remain anonymous.


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