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Russell Springs under budget for current fiscal year

The city council of Russell Springs unanimously passed a couple of budget ordinances, one for the upcoming fiscal year and an amended budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, during a special-called meeting earlier this week. Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas told WJRS NEWS he was happy with how the city ended the fiscal year despite the challenges…
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Russell County Courthouse to close on Friday

The Russell County Courthouse will close Friday at noon due to the annual Lakefest celebration in Jamestown. The courthouse will also be closed for the Independence Day Holiday on Monday, July 4. Regular business at the courthouse will resume on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 a.m. Anyone needing to take...

CACEDA Special Called Meeting

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc. will have a special called meeting Thursday, June 30 at 8 a.m. CT, in the Board Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. The agenda is as follows:

Russell Springs City Council to hold special-called meeting this morning

The Russell Springs City Council will hold a special-called meeting this morning at 8 a.m. at City Hall on Main Street. The council will take up a few items including the approval of the city’s annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year and a proposal to provide premium pay for essential city employees using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

School board gets report on new middle school

This story originally appeared in the June 16 issue of the Community Voice. For an online or print subscription, call 270-384-9454. After officially being chosen last year to handle the design of the new Adair County Middle School, representatives of Deco Architects of Somerset made their second presentation to the school board last Thursday on the progress of the design.

Fire in downtown Monticello this morning

Crews in Wayne County responded to two fires in the same building early Friday morning next to the Wayne County Courthouse. Officials said the fire first broke out overnight and was quickly put out by firefighters. Crews were called out to the same location later in the morning after a second fire broke out.

Lakefest just one week away

The annual Lakefest celebration in Jamestown is now just one week away. The celebration will kick off with pageants a week from today on Friday, July 1. Pageant entry forms can be picked up and returned to Jamestown City Hall or Southern Roots. On Saturday, a day full of events...

City enjoys $3 million in excess funds

This story originally ran in the June 16 issue of the Community Voice. For your own subscription, call 270-384-9454. The city of Columbia is enjoying a growing budget as revenue sources continue to increase, with the current fiscal year expected to end with a carryover of more than $3.78 million.

It’ll Be A Blast! Adair County Fourth Of July Fireworks Celebration

Judge Executive Gale Cowan and Adair County Fiscal Court: We are so pleased to announce the upcoming fireworks show that will be held at the Lindsey Wilson College/Old Fairgrounds starting just after dark on the Fourth of July. Casey Creek Pyrotechnics has been hired once again to put on the show for Adair County!! Per their contract, no one will be allowed on the fairgrounds property for parking or viewing. There will be free parking on a first-come, first served basis at Lindsey Wilson College, Green River Window and Door, and at the Adair County Extension Office. Please be thoughtful of those who allow us to use their facilities and remember to remove any trash from the parking areas after the fireworks display. Public safety arrangements will be provided by the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department.

CAUD boss announces pending retirement

This story initially appeared in the June 16 issue of the Community Voice. For your own print/online subscription, call 270-384-9454. Lenny Stone, general manager of the Columbia Adair Utilities District, announced his pending retirement during a board meeting last Thursday. Stone, who has held the position for almost 25 years,...

Summerfest 2022

Folks came out on Saturday, June 11th to celebrate the 2nd Summerfest 2022 on the square in Edmonton. The event promotes local vendors and stores around the square as well as gives citizens a day out in the sunshine. Overall, it was a great day of food, music, shopping, and visiting with your friends.

WC Board of Education to Hold Special Session

Wayne County Board of Education Special Called Meeting. 2. Approval to Continue a Contract with Assured Partners NL Insurance Agency, Inc. for Property, Equipment, Liability, Auto and Workers Compensation Insurance for the 2022-2023 School Year. 3. Award Bid for Custodial Services. 4. ADJOURN.

Hydration stations available at several T.J. Regional Health locations

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - Due to the extreme heat that has been forecasted for our area for the next several days, T.J. Regional Health will be providing the public with hydration stations at several locations starting Monday, June 20, at noon. Coolers with free iced-down bottled waters will be available...

Duo Broadband receives $3.3M grant for Jabez project

Duo Broadband was announced as a recipient of a grant totaling more than $3.3 million during a press briefing held by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday. This investment will expand access to high-speed internet to 550 currently unserved households and businesses located in Russell and Wayne counties in the Jabez community.

City Council Approves Budget

The Monticello City Council Approved the Fiscal Year 2023 budget Tuesday night by a unanimous vote. The budget totals, $3,004,999 with some of the funding including $592,000 for the general fund, $910,000 for the police department, $386,625 for the street department, $236,291 for park funding, $292,806 to the fire department, $184,799 for the Aspire Center, and $125,000 for the alcohol beverage control.

As July 4th draws Closer Citizens are Reminded of Local Firework Laws

City of Monticello Ordinance #840 regulating the use of fireworks in the city limits was enacted on April 12, 2021, by a majority vote of the Monticello City Council and outlines the time frames setting off fireworks is permitted. For the upcoming July 4th holiday period, “fireworks may be used...