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Today: Tues., May 13, 2008: Secretary Hindman visits Columbia

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:
7 Days until the May 20, 2008, Primary Election. For list of Adair County precinct locations, officers, Click Here For list of Adair County precinct locations, officers, Click Here

Click Here to see a chart of the precinct by precinct registration in Adair County for May 20, 2008.
Click Here to read the list of candidates to be voted on in the May 20, 2008 primary,
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Road Eighty Bridge closed for 226 Days today, May 13, 2008

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 134 of 2008 (Leap Year - 232 days remaining).
  • Today: Absentee voting machine open 8:00am-4:00pm, Adair Annex
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile in 206/Town
  • 7:30amCT: Secretary of Economic Development John Hindman speaks to invited community leaders at Chamber breakfast
  • 9:00amCT: Tuesday Ladies Day at Pinewood Country Club
  • 5:00pmCT: Tuesday Scrambles at Pinewood
  • 6:30pmCT: Adair County Ambulance Board
  • 7:00pmCT: Adair County Fiscal Court regular May meeting
  • 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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Court:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Two (2) 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

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 226 Days today, May 13, 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.

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Secretary Hindman visit May 12, 2008: Studying plat with CJE



2008-05-12 - Green River Commerce Park, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
KENTUCKY SECRETARY of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOHN HINDMAN is in Columbia today and tomorrow. Above on a stop at the Green River Commerce Park, he studies a plat of the Park with Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton.
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Secretary Hindman visit May 12, 2008: Hearing utilities story



2008-05-12 - Green River Commerce Park, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Secretary Hindman listens as Lenny Stone, head of the Adair County Water District and the Columbia/Adair County Water Treatment Plant gives details on the water capabilities for a plant which might locate in the Green River Commerce. To his left, Joe Hare, Superintendent of the Columbia Gas Department, presented the natural gas availability in the park. Sue Stivers, Executive Director/Recruiter for the the Economic Development authority, is in the center.
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Secretary Hindman visit May 12, 2008: Greeting Richard Walker



2008-05-12 - Green River Commerce Park - Photo By Ed Waggener.

Secretary of Economic Development and Richard L. Walker, the Adair County Contact Man for the Beshear Administration and former Adair County Judge Executive shook hands. Judge Walker told Secretary Hindman that he is for anything which is good for Adair County. Walker has said that his main aim during the Beshear administration is to locate some employers in the commerce park. On the right is Fran Carrico, Community Development Specialist for this Area of Kentucky.
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Early morning still life



2008-05-13 - Photo By Pen.
"With moleskine, free pen, and Joanne's handmade demitasse full of coffee. I was going to pull an espresso, but things got busy just as I was figuring this shot out," Pen wrote with this photo.
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Secretary John Hindman guest of honor in Columbia today



2008-05-13 - Green River Commerce Park, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman is the guest of honor in Columbia today. The secretary is completing a two day tour of Adair County and meetings with county leaders. He will speak to a meeting of community leaders this morning at a breakfast at the Chamber building, 201 Burkesville Street.

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Economic Development Meeting: Fran Carrico, Mayor Bell



2008-05-13 .
Area Economic Development Leader Fran Carrico and Mayor Patrick R. Bell at this morning's Chamber breakfast at which Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman spoke. Ms. Carrico is from Springfield, KY, and noted the new ties between the Washington County seat and Campbellsville and Columbia, all close together on KY 55 and the proposed Heartland Parkway. At left, side to camera, is Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Executive Director/Recruiter Sue Stivers. Nearly 50 were in attendance to hear Secretary Hindman's address.
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Scenic Adair Co., KY: Hutchison Community Church



2008-05-13 - Pelham Branch Road, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
HUTCHISON COMMUNITY CHURCH 3375 Pelham Branch RD, Columbia, KY, has notable beauty photographed from any angle. This photograph was taken Monday, May 12, 2008, off the road, across a pasture carpeted with yellow.
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Columbia Western Bypass: Blacktopping well underway



2008-05-13 - Columbia Western Bypass at KY61S - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Blacktopping is well underway on the Columbia Western Bypass. This view is near the intersection with with KY 61 South, toward Jamestown Road/KY 55. At least one lane was paved all the way through on this stretch of the road at noon on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. At right in the scene is the Dr. Ben and Margaret Arnold Farm.
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