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Community Calendar

Russell County Extension Office Calendar of Events

 

2022 Russell County FCS Extension Events...
 

 

 

 

  • October 13th: Family Consumer Science Extension Agent Welcome Reception
    • When: 11-2 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127
    • Cost: FREE

 

  • November 7th: Holiday Budget & Craft:
    • When: 5 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127
    • Cost: FREE
    • Deadline: Sign up by October 31st, by calling 270-866-4477

 

  • November 10th: Savings Savvy with Grocery List and Coupon Apps
    • When: 2 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127
    • Cost: FREE
    • Deadline: Sign up by November 3rd, by calling 270-866-4477

 

  • November 14th: Cooking through the Calendar: Simple Sheet Pan Dinner
    • When: 5 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127, Russell Springs
    • What: Free demonstration and sampling of a new dinner recipe
    • Deadline: Sign up by November 7th, by calling 270-866-4477

 

  • November 21st: Surviving the Holidays, Recipe Substitutions
    • When: 5 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127, Russell Springs
    • What: Come learn to switch ingredients on some of your recipes to make them healthier
    • Cost: FREE
    • Deadline: Sign up by November 14th, by calling 270-866-4477

 

  • December 12th: Kentucky Favorites, the Low-Fat Way
    • When: 5 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127, Russell Springs
    • What: Come learn to alter some holiday favorites to make them healthier
    • Cost: FREE
    • Deadline:  December 5th, by calling 270-866-4477

 

  • December 19th: Cooking Through the Calendar- Corn and Cheese Chowder
    • When: 5 PM
    • Where: Russell County Extension Office: 2688 S. HWY 127, Russell Springs
    • What: Free demonstration and sampling of a new dinner recipe
    • Deadline: Sign up by December 12th, by calling 270-866-4477

 

Adair Annex Offices Closing Early Friday for Downtown Days

 

The Adair County Annex building will be closed to the public on Friday, October 7, 2022 beginning at 1:00 p.m. due to the Downtown Days Festival. Construction of the stage will begin around this time and they don’t want to risk someone getting hurt trying to get into the building.  

 

Also, the Adair County Clerk's Office will be closed on Saturday due to Downtown Days. 

 

Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the local vendors at the Downtown Days Festival this Friday and Saturday.

 

Public Square Closing at Noon on Friday for Downtown Days


The Columbia Police Department, along with The City of Columbia, will be closing the Public Square on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12 noon in preparation for Downtown Days. Traffic will be rerouted for the duration of the festival (through Saturday night).
 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 11/5/22

 

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, provided by Adair County Judge Exec. Gale Cowan, the Adair County Fiscal Court and Division of Waste Management, will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 8:00am-12:00pmCT at the Adair County Road Department, 62 Service Rd, Columbia, KY (across from Harvey Ellis Motors on Hwy 55N). This is for residents of Adair County only! 

 

ITEMS ACCEPTED:

  • Aerosol cans - all aerosol cans will be accepted          
  • Antifreeze - NO mixtures will be accepted                           
  • Batteries (all types) - Alkaline, Ni Cad, Lithium, Lead Acid
  • Corrosives/Flammables (fuel, kerosene etc.)  
  • Oil - used motor oil
  • Gasoline                                                                            
  • Paint
  • Pesticides (2 gallon/2 lbs. limit per vehicle)
  • Insecticides
  • Propane Tank - (limit is 20lbs)
  • Bulbs - CFL bulbs, 4ft tubes and 8ft tubes 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mercury
  • Roofing tar
  • Driveway sealant
  • Moth balls    
  • Household cleaners
  • Floor cleaners
  • Ammonia
  • Metal polish &
  • Bleach

 

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Appliances
  • Fertilizers
  • Medications - Medical waste
  • Tires
  • Explosives
  • Electronic wastes
  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Asbestos
  • Trash / Household Trash

 
The vendor will not accept from any business. The vendor reserves the right to refuse any waste deemed unsafe to handle or unsuitable for the collection.   

 

Have questions about an item you would like to dispose of? Call your Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator, Bridget Compton, at 270-384-4703.

 

LCDHD Walktober Event in October


The Lake Cumberland District Health Dept. invites you to participated in Walktober during the month of October....
 

 

Russell County Commodities Distributed 10/6/22

 
Russell County Judge Exec. Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland program, will be giving out commodities at the Russell Springs City Park beginning at 11:00amCT on Thursday October 6, 2022 until all commodities are given away. Next month's location will be back at the First Baptist Church in Russell Springs. For more information, contact the office of Russell County Judge Exec. Gary Robertson at 270-343-2112.

Russell County Chamber Banquet 10/20/22

 
The Russell County Chamber's annual banquet will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Doors will open at 6:00pmCT with NEW businesses set up in the foyer. Dinner will begin at 7:00pmCT with the awards and comedic entertainment to follow. 
 
Tickets are $30 each and are on sale at the Chamber office (cash or check only), at Russell County banks, and online at http://www.russellcountychamber.com. There will be a small processing fee for purchasing online.
 
A gift basket with donated items from local businesses will be given away the night of the banquet. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!  If you or your business would like to donate a gift card or item, contact the Chamber office on Wednesday or Thursday before October 13th.
 
 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Annual Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park Oct. 1st

 

The Friends of Green River Lake is having A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 1st, 2022 at 10:00amET for Green River Lake State Park's Annual Corn Maze. 

 

Location: Green River Lake State Park, 179 Park Office Road, Campbellsville, KY. 42718. Special appearance by “Bobber” the water safety Dog and they will have some special giveaway items. This is open to the public and is free!

 

We would like to thank the following sponsors: Brian A.N. Ferguson PE, PLS, Pitman Green LLC-Design & Mapping, Reynolds Farm-Mike Reynolds- Corn and Planting, Nutrien Ag Solutions- Fertilizer and Chemical Spray.

 

 

J.O.Y. Ministries sees Increase in Local Homelessness; Donations Appreciated

 

To All Members of the Adair County Community:

 

In the past month, J.O.Y. Ministries has seen a large increase in homelessness and those on the borderline of homelessness in our community. We are looking for partners in serving the least of these. You can help by sharing your change in our “J.O.Y. Jars”. God can multiply small things and He can use us to make a big difference! (Luke 21:1-4)

 

We will be delivering jars to local businesses and schools in the area. If you are a local business, please call J.O.Y. at 270-380-1808 and leave a message letting us know you want a jar. We will get one to you ASAP.  If you see it filling up, please let us know and we will come collect it or you can drop it off at our location directly off the Square, down the alley from Acapulco Grill and the Columbian Theater.

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at 270-380-1808. Thank you for your support of J.O.Y. Ministries as we seek to provide food, shelter, clothing, and hope to all in our community!

 

Sincerely,
 

Maggie Coleman

J.O.Y. Ministries Treasurer

 

Squarecrows are Back This Year

 
Please email the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce your phone number if you want to particate and have a Squarecrow displayed in downtown Columbia. The Chamber will call you and get you registered and assign you a Square spot for your SquareCrow. Remember, Squarecrows can go up October 1st, 2022 but must be down by November 1st, 2022 so the work on the historic courthouse can begin. For more details, call the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce at 270-384-6020 or email: coladair@duo-county.com.
 
 

Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program Assistance Applications Accepted Thru 10/07/22

 
The Russell County Conservation District is currently accepting applications for 2023 cost share assistance under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program.
 
The program contains best management practices that include alternative water systems, rotational grazing systems, heavy use feed areas, stream exclusion fencing, and grassed waterways. The funding for practices will be approved as funds are available.
 
Approved applicants are reimbursed at a 75/25 percent cost share rate for installing practices up to maximum allowed per applicant per year.
 
Applications for the next scoring period will be October 7th. For more information, stop by the office at 159 Ferco Way in Jamestown or call 270-343-3343 or 270-585-2073.
 

ACHS Class of 1982 Reunion 10/08/22

 
The ACHS Class of 1982 Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 7pm-11pmCT at the Holmes Bend meeting room. The cost per person is $15.00 and must be pre-paid. This will cover a light meal, venue rental and decorations. If there is any money left over, it will be donated to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
 
Payment may be made through any of the following ways:
 
  • PayPal: The username is @adairhigh82.
  • Bank Account:  An Adair County Class of 1982 account has been set up at United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky - deposit payment into the account and ask the teller to put your name on the deposit ticket so there will be a record of your confirmation.
  • Mail: Charlene (Cole) McInteer, 265 Charles Cole Road, Columbia, KY 42728 OR Alice (Keen) Curry, 274 Arnold Curry Road, Columbia, KY 42728. 
 
Please submit your payment on or before September 17, 2022. For more information, call Alice Curry at 270-634-2483.
 

Christmas In Columbia Parade Theme Announced

 
This year’s Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade theme is "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree". The parade will be held on  Saturday, December 3, 2022. If you plan to be in the parade, please let the Chamber know. Email: coladair@duo-county.com or call: 270-384-6020. If no answer, please leave a message. Also, if you have activities for Christmas in Columbia be sure to let the Chamber know so they can get them on the Christmas in Columbia flier.
 
Here are a couple of scheduled activities:
  1. "The Gathering at the City Barn" - Lots of craft type items for sale and admission will be $5.00. 
  2. The Adair County Primary School Art Teacher will be hanging her student’s artwork around town in the windows of participating businesses for everyone to enjoy. 

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.
 

"Celebrate Recovery" in Russell Springs Each Thursday

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets on Thursday evenings at 6:00pmCT in the Pearl Helm Worship Center located on the 2nd floor of the 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 CO. DRUG TIP-LINE

 

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.

 

ADAIR COUNTY DRUG TIP-LINE

 
Help keep your community drug-free for future generations. If you know someone selling drugs, call Columbia's anonymous Drug Tip-Line: 270-378-CALY. That's 270-378-2259. The tip-line was established in memory of Cally Paige Wilson McFall. Make the call and help keep Columbia & Adair County drug-free!
 

RUSSELL CHAPTER #432 ORDER OF EASTERN STAR MEETING DATES

 
The Russell County Chapter #432 Order of The Eastern Star meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pmCT in the Masonic Hall, 320 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY.  All OES members are urged to attend.
 

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