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Today, Thurs. May 8, 2008: Two utilities boards meet

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

Road Eighty Bridge closed for 221 Days today, May 8, 2008
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EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 129 of 2008 (Leap Year - 237 days remaining).
  • Today: Absentee voting machine open 8:00am-4:00pm, Clerk Sheila Blair's office, Adair Annex.
    Absentee paper ballots may be picked up through Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile in Sparksville, Breeding, Montpelier
  • 5:45pmCT: Twilight Golf at Pinewood Country Club
  • 4:00pmCT: Columbia-AC Water Commission, Griffin Springs Rd
  • 6:00pmCT: Adair County Water District board meets. Grant Lane
  • 5:00pmCT/6:00pmET: Christian Motorcyclist Association meets
  • 6:30pmCT: Revival at Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church
  • 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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  • 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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Thursday, May 8, 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 "Learning for a Lifetime"

School website was updated May 7, 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.

This date in history:

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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 221 Days today, May 8, 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: Great Blue Heron, settling in

2008-05-08 - Lake Shelby, KY - Photo By Pen.
A great blue heron settling in at Lake Shelby. To see more pictures of Kentucky Birds,including a wonderful collection of Great Blue Herons, photographed mostly in Adair and Shelby Counties, enter "Great Blue Heron" or "Birds of Kentucky" in the searchbox. To see more Pen and other group at Flickr photographs, Click Here. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Thurs., May 8, 2008" feature.

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(ADV) Chocolate eclairs: Remember the first one you ever ate?

2008-05-08 .
DONUT EXPRESS, 605 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY, makes chocolate elairs almost every day. Remember the first time you ever ate one and you wondered why anyone would ever have anything else for dessert? The first time you try one of these mouth watering delicacies the way Nick Wortham makes them, you'll know you were right the first time. They are that good! Donut Express has both creme filled and custard filled. Both are gourmet sweets, but not gourmet priced. We're open daily from midnight until 2:00pm in theafternoon, with wickedly delicious donuts, chocolate eclairs, and hot coffee. Be a workplace and family hero, call (270) 384-8989 and have them boxed up by the dozens! (ADV)

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Columbian Christopher Rowe makes news in Lexington, KY

2008-05-08 .
If you get a chance to pick up a Lexington Herald today, Thursday, May 8, 2008, you'll find a big story on Adair County native Chris Rowe and a new bicycle borrowing program is operating in downtown Lexington. An article by Tom Eblen on the front page of the City/Region section, and includes three photos of Christopher Rowe. The program allows borrows to buy a $10 ID card, get a key, and borrow a bike for up to three hours. Chris Rowe has been living in Lexington since 2002, but he remains well known to Adair Countians for his scholarship, his contribution to Adair County's first state championship Academic Team, and for his successful short story and fantasy writing career, which adds to the luster of Adair County's great literary tradition.Click here for story, "Herding yellow bikes'Wrangler' Christopher Rowe cycles for fun and profit" by Tom Eblenin the Lexington Herald-Leader online. Link good 2008-05-08.
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Logan Bradshaw, Harmon sisters think goat is pretty cool

2008-05-08 - Adair County, KY - Photo By Melissa Taylor.
COOL BIRTHDAY GIFTMelissa Taylor writes, "A billy goat as a birthday gift for a 3-year old...only in the mind of "Uncle Bubba", Lenny Stone. But party goers Maddie and Emma Harmon, daughters of Robbie and Tobie Harmon, along with Logan Bradshaw, son of Harold and Debbie Bradshaw, thought it was pretty cool!
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