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Today, Sat. May 10, 2008: Car show on Square at 4:00pm

Click Here To see the new look, new location for CELEBRATIONS: Birthdays, Anniversaries

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:
10 Days until the May 20, 2008, Primary Election.
For list of Adair County precinct locations, officers, Click Here
Registration books are closed until May 27, 2008
To see a chart of the precinct by precinct registration in Adair County for May 20, 2008, Click Here

Road Eighty Bridge closed for 223 Days today, May 10, 2008

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 131 of 2008 (Leap Year - 235 days remaining).
  • Today: Absentee voting machine open 8:00am-NOONCT, County Clerk Sheila Blair's office, Adair Annex
  • Today: Columbia Post Office, carriers Stamp out Hunger Food Drive
  • 7:00am to 12:00noonCT: Casting for Cody Yard Sale
  • 7:00-9:30amET/6:00am8:30amCTSalato Wildlife Center offers chance to learn bird songs
  • 4:00pmCT: Bean Supper and Benefit Auction: Casting for Cody
  • 4:00pmCT: Green River Kruzers on the Square, Downtown Columbia
  • 6:30pmCT: Revival at Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church
  • 5:00pmCT: Purdy SBC Relay team singing, silent auction, supper
  • 7:00pmCT: Dream Depot variety show
  • Reminder: Send mail from home to Adair Countians who are deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. How to and list
For events in detail and to scan future events into 2009, Click here

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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.
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Monday, May 12, 2008. One (1) cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). Thirty-eight (38) 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.

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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 223 Days today, May 10, 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 May 8, 2008 with photo of Drilling on work platform. Water level, at 682.32 feet Click here for May 8, 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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Scenic Adair Co., KY: A quiet Saturday morning in Columbia

2008-05-10 - Memorable Old Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING May 10, 2008 in Downtown Columbia. The flower bed on the Old Courthouse lawn is in bloom, and Councillor Joe Moore, standing in the background, says its time to start the fountain going for the summer in time for all the busloads of Canadian tourists to enjoy this summer. With him is Carl Hutchison, longtime Keeper of the Clock in the historic courthouse. Both men were hoping that courthouse could be restored to it's original dimensions, sans the additions. "Visibility would be much better with them gone," Joe Moore said. He thinks the original brick taken out of the building when doors were cut in the walls for doors could be mined from a fill on the Moore family homeplace on KY 55 South. The courthouse flower bed was replanted by the county. There are marigolds, irises, day lilies, geraniums, purple lace, amd little roses. "We'll have flowers through the fall," Lisa Lee, administrative assistant to CJE Ann Melton said.
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Scenic Adair Co., KY: Springtime sidewalk dining

2008-05-10 - Downtown in Memorable Old Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
MR. and MRS. JOSEPH CLAYTON VANCE of Cane Valley, KY, received attentive service from Ellen Hingle at the Cafe on the Square in Columbia on the Vance's visit to Columbia, today. The restaurant has recently added tables for two in front of the cafe, where diners can get an ever better view of the street scene. That's the Mercy (back to camera) and Obe Hingle seated behind them. The Square was moderately busy when the photo was taken, but at 4:00pm today, it will come alive with a Green River Kruzers old car show, a showing of "Iron Man" at the historic Columbian Theater at 6:00pm and 8:00pm, and a 7:00pm live Variety Show will take place at Columbia's renown Dream Depot just around the corner on Jamestown Street. Another well-known downtown attraction open until 7:00pm tonight is The Dairy Dip, where new table umbrellas have been installed for picknickers. Several retail stores are open today, as is another downtown eatery, Moore's, next to the Columbian Theatre.
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