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Today, Fri., Feb 15, 2008: It's Barbecue & Bird Count Day

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Click Here for song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," with music by John R. Johnson. The unofficial Black National Anthem. The lyrics were written by James Wesley Johnson to commemorate Lincoln's Birthday, February 12.

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 46 of 2008 (Leap Year - 320 days remaining).
  • Today: First day of Great American Backyard Bird Count DETAILS
  • Today: Adair County Public Library Bookmobile in Town
  • Tonight: ACHS Baseball $1,000 prize drawing at ACHS vs. Russell Co
  • 10:00am-11:00amCT & 11:45am-1:00pm: Denise Yates, Mrs. Kentucky at CWC, JAIS,serving Col. Wm. Casey and John Adair Schools
  • 2:00pmCT: Columbia P&Z Board to consider Final Site Plan (Phase 1) Holladay Place LLC on Hwy 61 South
  • 6:30pmCT: One Man's Lincoln presentation in Greensburg
To read Events in detail, with postings through early 2009, Click Here

To Submit an Event for the Community Calendar, click any of the 11,000 Contact/Submit buttons throughout Phone (270) 250-2730. Contact/Submit

  • MENU for Ol' Joe Barbee's barbecue at B&B QUE, N. Hwy 55, Campbellsville Rd, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-2360. Items will be ready starting at 9:00amCT. Call ahead to expedite carry-outs.
  • MENU Specials, What's Cooking Today at Bob's Country Kitchen (formerly Brown's Country Store), 5097 Liberty Road, KY 206, Columbia, KY 42728. In the Vester Community Phone (270) 384-6774.
  • 65% Off StoryBook sweaters at Mitzi's. SALE DETAILS!
  • Certa-CARE Pharmacy offers guaranteed lowest prescription prices in Adair County. Guaranteed.
  • Doodleland Christian Academy for daycare, birth to 10 years.
  • Movies at the Columbian Theatre: Starting tonight: The SpiderWick Chronicles. The movie was released nationally on February 14, 2008. It will play nightly at 6:00pmCT and 8:00pmCT and Sunday at 2:00pmCT and 4:00pmCT only. Rated PG. For more on the historic Columbian Theatre, Click Here
  • Click Here to do your shopping in the comfort of your home, with Wal-Mart Site-to-Store (SM). Order online, pick up at Columbia Wal-Mart or other Wal-Mart store.
  • To advertise here, or to alert CM to Breaking News, use any of the over 11,000 Contact/Submit Buttons on this site or call (270) 250-2730.
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Friday, February 15, 2008. No (0) cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). No (0) cases scheduled in Adair District Court (Judge Michael Loy). Click Here to check Adair Court schedule at the Kentucky Court of Justice Website. To visit Adair Circuit Clerk site, Click Here

Adair County Schools
See Adair County School website for school schedule.

School website was updated February 14, 2008, with several Adair County School District News items. News items are frequently added. Click Here Daily for the comprehensive Adair County Schools website. In a community with some of the world's best websites, this frequently updated one is a standout. Find your child's school for important contacts, athletics, clubs/organizations, faculty & staff listings, SBDM Council meetings, events, and links.

For the latest (January 17, 2008), regular School Board meeting report in, Click here

Adair County Schools Menu: January 28, 2007 through February 22, 2008

2007 Adair County Band website. Doyle Lloyd, webmaster. With 2007 KMEA AAA State Champions posts. A must see site; includes video, audio, old photos and pictures

Click here for Adair County Band Audio Tapes. Great gifts!


Now Showing
  • Movies at the Columbian Theatre: The SpiderWick Chronicles start Friday, February 15, the Columbian Theatre will be opening The SpiderWick Chronicles. The movie was released nationally on February 14, 2008. It will play nightly at 6:00pmCT and 8:00pmCT and Sunday at 2:00pmCT and 4:00pmCT only. Rated PG.

    Click here to read more about the historic Columbian Theatre.

    This date in history:

    The Harmony Society one of the utopian society which established New Harmony, IN, was founded on this date 1785 or 1786 in Germany by Father Johan Georg Rapp. To read more about the Society and for links to New Harmony, IN, Click Here.

    Click Here for "On this Day," New York Times.

    Click Here to access facts from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia including lists of events, births, deaths, holidays, and other facts about this day in history.

    Roads, Travel

    Adair County Road Department maintenance report, Road work, (Latest) Friday, February 15, 2008: The Adair County Road Department will be grading various roads today. By yesterday, three county roads, Purdy-Sano, Christine Sano, and L. Hancock had all been re-opened following February 6, 2008, storm damage. Have A Good Day. -LISA LEE, Office of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton. 270-384-4703. Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton.

    High detail Adair Co. Map: Click Here

    Kentucky Highway Department, Adair County
    Road Eighty closed for 138 Days today, February 15 2008 Click Here First Story: Closed since Monday, October 1, 2007 , KY 80 Columbia-Russell Springs east of Columbia.

    Kentucky Highway Department Adair County Maintenance:
    Updated as received

    Western Bypass from 24,000 feet, 13 minutes from Lexington, KY, photo by Doug Campbell, Columbia Pilot and owner of Catfish Plus seafood restaurant, posted on CM on June 28, 2007.

    Wolf Creek Dam
    To access the Army Corps of Engineers Wolf Creek Dam website online, Click Here

    Weekly Update: Latest, Dated February 13, 2008 with photo of Drilling on work platform. Water level, at 685.00 feet Click here for February 13, 2008 (latest) Wolf Creek Dam update.

    2008 Kentucky Primary & Election Calendar & Candidates
    Click Here for 2008 Election Calendars at the Secretary of State's website.

    For complete filings at Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's office for President, US Senator US Representative, State Representative, Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeals, and District Judgeships, Click Here.

    Please remember to submit events, celebrations now for January 2008 and all of 2008 calendar of Events and Celebrations and to send new and updated entries for the Directory of Churches

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    Evan & his first Snowman

    2008-02-15 - Photo By Pen.
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    Scenic Adair County, KY: Old Schoolhouse on Snake Creek RD

    2008-02-15 - Between Christine & Egypt, KY - Photo By Betty Sue Jasper.
    BETTY SUE JASPER took this photo which issure to evoke memories from both those who attended the school and those who remember schools like this one. It pleads for your comments. Use any of the Contact/Submit Buttons to do so. And, to see the accolades the picture postcard picture has already drawn, visit Betty Sue Jasper's album at the group at Flickr. And, while you there, there's a Valentine wish we overlooked in the rush yesterday. Click Here to visit Flickr.
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    Redneck Valentine courier Randy Burns brings love to Casey!

    2008-02-15 - Col. Wm. Casey School, Columbia, KY - Photo By Patty Jones, Principal, CWC. REDNECK VALENTINE: Josh Furkin, staff member at Col. Wm.Casey, got a surprise on Valentine's Day that was enjoyed by all of thestudents eating lunch at the time. Josh's wife, Jennifer showed heraffection for him by sending a Redneck Valentine. Randy Burns, theRedneck Cupid, showed up complete with a poem, candy, and song.
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    If you are by State Farm Insurance, say Happy Birthday!

    2008-02-15 - Photo By Melissa Taylor.
    "TODAY IS MY SISTER, LeANNA BENNETT'S birthday. She is an agent at State Farm Insurance. If you see her today, please say 'Happy Birthday.'" -M. TAYLOR.
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    Donna Stotts surprised with cake on 20 years at BoC

    2008-02-15 .
    VICE PRESIDENT/LOAN OFFICER DONNA STOTTS has been with the Bank of Columbia for 20 years. The occasion was celebrated with a cake and snacks at the bank's Downtown Columbia main bank. The celebration took place yesterday, Thursday, February 14, 2008. Vice President Stotts is also currently serving as President of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
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