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Today: Sun., May 4, 2008: Major City Council meeting

Scroll to end of this feature for Today's Picture Album with stand alone (no story) photos. Additions throughout the day! -CM

Primary Election 2008 Countdown:
15 Days until the May 20, 2008, Primary Election.
Registration books are closed until May 27, 2008 .

Road Eighty Bridge closed for 218 Days today, May 5, 2008

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 126 of 2008 (Leap Year - 240 days remaining).
  • Today: Absentee voting machine open 8:00am-4:00pm, Adair Annex
  • Today: Another of Adair County's white blossoms and green, green days. With dogwood and locusts in bloom, and time for mountain laurel watch on the cliffs of Green River Lake. A special spring mood today, with patchy fog early and light haze today.
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile in Town
  • 6:00pmCT: Columbia City Council
  • 6:00pmCT: Adair County Genealogical Society
  • 6:00pmCT: Cub Scout Pack 888 meets
  • 6:00pmCT: LWC VP Drake/AD Pooler on new fitness center/changes to athletics programs at Columbia Rotary Club
  • Reminder: Send mail from home to Adair Countians who are deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. How to and list
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(ADV): Food, What's Cooking in Adair Co. Monday, May 5, 2008
To learn how to get the low cost, highly, effective What's Cooking in Adair County to work for youand support a unique Adair County community service, call (270) 250-2730 now.

BOB'S COUNTRY KITCHEN & GENERAL STORE, 5097 Liberty Rd, Columbia, KY, Vester Community, Phone (270) 384-6774. MENU
Hours: 5:00am-8:00pm, Mon. through Sat. Sunday, 8:00am-5pmCT.
Today's Hot Bar: Monday hotbar Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, green beans, coleslaw. Crunchy, crusty ovenbaked Cornbread Squares.
BreakfastFull Breakfasts, anytime, with Pie!) anytime. 40cent bottomless cup of coffee! Check the Pie Situation in the full menu.
DAIRY DIP of COLUMBIA, Picnic at the Dip today! 114 Jamestown St., Columbia, KY. Open 10am-7pmCT every day of the week. Call: (270) 384-4644 for carryouts or to expedite your order MENU.
Special today: Today we're featuring our brand spanking new breaded chicken sandwich! Juicy Chicken sandwich, chips and a regular drink only $4.19, make it deluxe for only 25 cents more! It's a beautiful day outside so stop by today!!. Don't forget to call ahead (270) 384-4644, and we'll have your order ready. Have a picnic at the Dip. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards!

DONUT EXPRESS - 605 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY 42728. Nick Warmouth, owner, operator. Open after midnight every night until 2:00pmCT. Call: (270) 384-8903 for carryouts or to expedite your order.
TODAY: Pick up a dozen or two to share with your friends. Donuts are fun food. They make everybody's day go better. ($4.98/dozen=41.5 cents each, by the dozen!) Let us Mix a Box for you today! MENU.
Delicious Fresh Baked, Donuts Baked every day right here in Columbia. Glazed, cake, jelly-filled, plain, fancy and more! People drive from miles around to get them. ("Thank you, Campbellsville. Quite a compliment when you compare us to the great bakery you used to have but is now closed) Fresh brewed hot coffee, hot breakfast biscuit sandwiches..
  • Columbian Theatre: Now playing Iron Man. Rated PG-13. Showtimes 6:00pm and 8:00pm nightly. Sunday, 2:00 and 4:00pm only.
  • 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 Contact/Submit Buttons on this site or call (270) 250-2730.Much more, inside (or below), including "Driver's Seat" quick links to sites of local interest, including Adair County Public Library, local, state and national news sources. Today's outstanding, stand alone (no story, just great photos, follow this feature).

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Monday, May 5, 2008. No (0) cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). Sixty-nine (69) 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 "Learning for a Lifetime"

School website was updated May 2, 2008, with new 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.

Adair County Schools Menu: April 21, 2008 through May 22, 2008

NEW, May 2, 2008: Over 20 Doyle Lloyd photos of the Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade announcement!
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 at the Columbian Theatre
Columbian Theatre will have the action thriller Iron Man. Rated PG-13. Showtimes 6:00pm and 8:00pm nightly. Sunday, 2:00 and 4:00pm only.

Coming attractions
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will arrive to open on May 22, 2008. It's the fourth movie in the Indiana Jones series.Click here to read more about the historic Columbian Theatre.

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Roads, Travel

Adair County Road Department maintenance report, Please drive carefully in work areas and be prepared for sudden stops. -LISA LEE, Adair County CJE Administrative Assistant. Announcement March 21, 2008: Watch here for next report from -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 Bridge closed for 218 Days today, May 5, 2008 First Story: Closed since Monday, October 1, 2007 , KY 80 Columbia-Russell Springs east of Columbia.

Western Bypass from 24,000 feet, 13 minutes from Lexington, KY, photo by Doug Campbell, Columbia Pilot 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 April 23, 2008 with photo of Drilling on work platform. Water level, at 690.00 feet Click here for April 23, 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.

ABSENTEE VOTING MACHINE OPEN Absentee voting machine is open in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair. From now until Primary election day, Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the office will be open regular hours 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, plus special hours 8:00am-12:00noonCT on Saturdays.
"REGISTRATION BOOKS ARE CLOSED starting April 22, through May 27, 2008. (fourth Tuesday preceding through first Monday following primary)(This time period may vary depending on whether the last day to register to vote falls on a state or federal holiday. If the last day to register to vote falls on a state or federal holiday, the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday or Sunday nor a state or federal holiday.)," according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson's website and word from the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair.

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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Birds of Kentucky: Goldfinch on thistle bag

2008-05-04 - Columbia, Adair CO, KY - Photo By Young Coddger.
Eric Hare sent this great closeup of a goldfinch on a thistle bag. The picture was taken Saturday, May 3, 2008.
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Indiana Joneses without ophidiophobia

2008-05-05 - Frankfort, KY - Photo By Pen.
Evan and Graham want to be archaelogogists like Indiana Jones currently, but they haven't yet learned Henry Walton Jones, Jr.'s fear of snakes. Above, they even pet a king snake, part of the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife exhibit at the Governor's Derby Breakfast on Derby Day.
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Birds of Kentucky: Early birds at the lake

2008-05-05 - Lake Shelby, Shelby Co., KY - Photo By Pen.
This foggy sunrise on Lake Shelby found several shorebirds already up and at it on Sunday morning, May 4, 2008, at t 6:49amCT. See more Pen bird pictures by entering "Birds of Kentucky" in the searchbox. To see other photographers' work at Flickr, Click Here. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Monday, May 5, 2008" feature.

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Scenic Adair Co., KY: Locust blossom time

2008-05-05 - Near Christine, KY - Photo By Linda Waggener.
@008IS PROVING AN EXCELLENT YEAR for those who love locust blossom time. This year they promise to be spectacular, rivaling with volume and fragrance the more exquisite and practically odorless show of dogwoods. This beginning show was captured at the intersection of Bloomington Church and Snake Creek Roads, near historic Streeval Field near Christine, KY.

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Thanks to Nina Wood, Charlie is back home again

2008-05-05 - Columbia, KY - Photo Family portrait.
Charlie is back home. In less than one hour. Thanks to Nina Wood, who's returned him after seeing his photo above, which was accompanied by the caption below:"CHARLIE, a friendly yellow lab, is the family pet belonging three little boys, who miss him badly. He was taken to the Green River Animal Shelter and was adopted from there on Friday, May 2, 2008. If you are the person who adopted Charlie and will return him to us, we'll reward you and you'll make three very sad children and a lot of neighbors who love Charlie very happy. Call (270) 250-2310 or 634-1021."

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Handsome boxer, believed lost pet, at G.R.A.S.

2008-05-05 - Green River Animal Shelter - Photo By Heather Evans.
Heather Evans at the Green River Animal Shelter writes, "This brindle male boxer was found at at redisence on N. 61, Columbia, KY. He appears to be in good shape and is a handsome dog. If he is your dog, please come claim him at the animal shelter." A Puppy, Dog, Kitten or Cat Just for You Is Waiting at Green River Animal Shelter, 455 Jim Blair Road (take Appleby Drive off KY 55 at Columbia Church of Nazarene; Jim Blair Road goes around Adair Youth Development Center, Columbia, KY. Phone (270)385-9655.
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