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Today, Sun., May 11, 2008: It's Mother's Day

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:
9 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 224 Days today, May 11, 2008

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 132 of 2008 (Leap Year - 234 days remaining).
  • 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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    (ADV): To see What's Cooking in Adair County, KY, today, Click Here
    • 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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    A note: You can keep going back, a day at a time, each time an older "Yesterday's" page is accessed.

    Court:
    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

    ACHS BAND
    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!

    AT THE COLUMBIAN THEATER:

    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:

    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, 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 224 Days today, May 11, 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 ColumbiaMagazine.com calendar of Events and Celebrations and to send new and updated entries for the Directory of Churches

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    Birds of Kentucky: Birdbrained driver



    2008-05-11 - Garlin, KY - Photo By Shamarie Claiborne.
    Shamarie Claiborne caught this scene and writes, "See if you can see the little guy driving." He's caught in the act, now all we need is an ID. If anyone can help, please use a Contact Submit button and let us know.To see other ColumbiaMagazine.com photos at Flickr, Click Here
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    May 10, 2008 GRK Cruise-in: Chauffeured tour



    2008-05-11 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    AN ELEGANTLY DRESSED CELEBRITY was chauffeured through Downtown Columbia yesterday before the 4:00pmCT start of the Green River Kruzers first cruise in of 2008. She's Pepper, a super cerebral Schnauzer, who is one of he smartest dogs in Adair County or anywhere, for that matter. Besides running her household with grace and efficiency, Pepper is one of the few dogs anywhere to have her own dog for a pet. Pepper keeps Spotty, her pet, outside, mostly, but lets him in occasionally. Above, she's on the way to see her favorite buddy, Louise Brock, for a pre-Mother's Day visit. In the background, the Jeff White has his famous General Lee car ready for rides for the Craig's Classmates Relay for Life team.
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    May 10, 2008 GRK Cruise-in: Benny Antle, cool Creelsboro Car



    2008-05-11 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    Crowd pleasing car showman Benny Antle of Russell Springs showed up with a beauty, this 1930 2 door Fod, with a 45 horsepower flathead four cylinder engine, which he got from the Rockhouse Bottom area near Creelsboro. A neighbor found the 1930 Russell County license plate on eBay, Mr. Antle said. Some years, Mr. Antle brings the 1949 Roadmaster Buick once owned by the late Ray Flowers. When he drives it, he tries to park it in front of the Bank of Columbia, where Mr. Flowers' brother, John Flowers was, and great nephew, Robert Flowers, is, President, For more on that car, Click Here. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Sunday, May 11, 2008" feature.

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    May 10, 2008 GRK Cruise-in: 1971 Pontiac ambulance



    2008-05-11 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    LARRY DOBSON displayed the 1971 Pontiac ambulance which is now owned by the Campbellsville-Taylor County Rescue . The ambulance was originally operated by Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. The Green River Kruzers Cruise In was the first time the ambulance has been out of Taylor County since the CTCR obtained ownership of the vehicle.
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    Road Eighty Bridge: Sunday May 11, 2008. Day 224



    2008-05-11 - East Highway 80, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    Here's how the replacement bridge construction site looked on Sunday, May 11, 2008, day 224 of the bridge being out. Reports are that it will be ready to open, barring unforeseen problems, by the first of July, 2008, or, in about six more weeks. Clicking Read More Accesses the "Today, Sunday, May 11, 2008" feature.

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