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Today, Fri. June 20 2008: Bike rack to be installed at library

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

Road Eighty Bridge closed for 264 Days today, June 20, 2008

Looking Good, Day 263
School Vacation Countdown: Just seven more weeks today! Adair County Schools start in just 48 days, on Thursday, August 7, 2008, when students enroll. Student Enrollment Procedures

November 4, 2008 General Election Countdown 147 days remaining. Register to vote in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair Mon.-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pmCT

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 172 of 2008 (Leap Year - 194 days remaining).

  • Today: At ACPL, sometime today, Judge Ann Melton's and Adair Fiscal Court's mighty Adair County Road Department, Jobe Darnell Superintendent, will install a new bike rack, built by and given by the Lindsey Wilson College Maintenance department, Mike Newton, Director, to the Adair County Public Library, Lee Ann Jessee, Director.
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile parked at library. BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
    Visit the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-2472 , 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-2472.
  • Today: Drawing in raffle at Dr. Phil Aaron Medical Center to benefit MSPHOTO
  • Today: 1st of 2 day Blueberry Festival in Edmonton, KYDETAILS, 2 DAY SCHEDULE
  • 6:00am to 10:00amCT: Adair County Farmers Market, Fairground St, Columbia, KY
  • 10:30amCT: Ribbon cutting at Ja-Ci's Boutique
  • Cancelled/Rescheduled. 3:00pmCT: Special Called meeting, Columbia City CouncilNotice received at 9:22amCT Friday, June 20, 2008, that meeting rescheduled to Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 2:00pm due to lack of a quorumAGENDA
  • 5:00-8:00 pmCST: Faith, Family, Fun & Fitness at TUMC Family Life Center. PHOTO
  • 6:30-8:30pmCT: Melson Ridge United Baptist Church VBS
  • 5:30-8:00pmCT: VBS at Barnett's Creek
  • 6:00pm8:15pmCT: Egypt Christian Church 2008 VBS
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pmCT: Jones Chapel UMC, Vacation Bible School June 17-20, 2008
  • 7:00pmCT: Benefit, auction for Nokes family at VFW Hall
  • 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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Healthcare Classifieds:
Get all the details: Farmers Market Annual Health Fair, Sat., June 21, 2008: Click Here
Get all the details: Faith, Family, Fun & Fitness at Trinity UMC Today Fri., June 20, 2008: Click Here

Special links today:
Ja Ci's Grand Opening 20% Off Sale
Inventory reduction sale, Mitzi's
Click Here to do your shop from home, with Wal-Mart Site-to-Store(SM). REAL ESTATE has links for seven leading real estate agencies. Check for real estate ads. For rent, business opportunities, real estate wanted, photo ads.

Starting tonight Friday, June 20, 2008, the Columbian Theatre will have "You Don't Mess With the Zohan' rated PG-13. It will play nightly at 7:00pmCT and Sunday at 2:00pmCT only.

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Friday, June 20, 2008 One (1) 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"

For 2008-2009 School Calendar, Click Here. School website was updated June 19, 2008, with new Adair County School District News items. NEW! Adair County Schools 2008-2009 Professional Development Calendar. 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.

Spend today scanning the site. Actually, you can spend days on the Adair County Band website and still find new material. Right now, a neat feature has baby pictures alternating with photos of performers today.
2007 Adair County Band website. Doyle Lloyd, webmaster.

Click here for Adair County Band Audio Tapes. Great gifts!


The movie at the Columbian Theatre
Starting Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Columbian Theatre
Starting Friday, June 20, 2008, the Columbian Theatre will have "You Don't Mess With the Zohan' rated PG-13. It will play nightly at 7:00pmCT and Sunday at 2:00pmCT only.Click here to read more about the historic Columbian Theatre.

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Roads, Travel

Adair County Road Department maintenance report, Today, installing new bike rack at Adair County Public Library. Also, The Adair County Road Department is now constructing a 300 ft. retaining wall on the bank of Crocus Creek at Inroad to shore up the Melson Ridge Road from Inroad to Cundiff, Melson Ridge, in District 3 of Adair County. The project is expected to take 45 days. Work started Monday, June 16, 2008. The project is being built with a $92,000 emergency grant from then Gov. Ernie Fletcher. It is the largest stream erosion project in all of Adair County Road Department history, and the largest in recent history since the Yuma Road Project in the last year of the Jerry Vaughan administration. 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 264 Days today, June 20 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 June 3, 2008 with photo of Drilling on work platform. Water level, at 681.96 feet Click here for June 3, 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.
To see the results by precincts or absentee voting, click on links below:
Absentee totals. White Oak.Eunice-Pellyton. Little Cake. East Columbia.Ozark.S. Columbia-Ozark. Glens Fork-Melson Ridge. Gradyville-Nell. Sparksville-Breeding. Milltown. West Columbia. Cane Valley-Holmes. Knifley-Roley. North Columbia. Hurt.

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.

Voter Registration is open in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair. Office hours 8:00am-4:00pmCT Monday, Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Qualified individuals who are not registered to vote may do so starting Wednesday, May 28, 2008. "Registration books are closed from 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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Larry Smith photos from the past: West Fortune Street

2008-06-20 - Fortune Street from High Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Larry Smith, the WAVE FM 92.7 news anchor and South Central Kentucky Historian, sent this fabulous old photo from his collection, with this note, "Here's another photo of downtown Columbia in the WPA Days."
The view is from High Street at it's intersection with West Fortune Street. The broad concrete street with a sidewalk had been very recently built by the Works Progress Administration. A few landmarks are evident. The house on the corner, bottom left of the photo, was the home of the Fred Janes' family, when I first knew it. The Janes' were the maternal grandparents of County Judge Ann Melton. It was the childhood home of Peggy Janes (Waggener), and Jessaphine Janes (Wheeler). The next big house down the hill, which still stands today, is now the Haskin and Cynthia Rowe residence. When the photo was taken, it was likely the home of the Massie family. Later it was the home of President Henry after he retired as President of Lindsey Wilson College, and at one time, Haskin Rowe operated the Greyhound Bus Station and H&H Cab from the residence. Still further down the hill, the white frame building was the garage at the residence of the Morris Epperson family. Mr. Epperson was co-owner of Adair Sales, the local Ford dealership. The car in the distance is on East Fortune Street. There were houses on the right, then. And, most startling when compared today, is the view of a pastoral, farm like scene toward Jamestown Hill. East Fortune Street can be seen to narrow and slightly curve at its intersection with Reed Street, which was itself curved to make room for drive in front of what is now Columbiana, the home of David and Eva Rigney. Across from the Epperson Garage, can be seen a hint of a grand old brick residence, where the Adair County Library was once located, on the mail floor, front. -Ed Waggener. Additional comments, corrections, and stories evoked by this wonderful Larry Smith collection photo are welcome.Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Fri., June 20, 2008" feature and Today's Picture Album.

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Road Eighty Bridge: Looking good. Day 263

2008-06-20 - Road Eighty East, Columbia, KY at Russell Creek - Photo By Ed Waggener.
The Jones-Bourland Company has been making tremendous progress on the Road Eighty Bridge replacement in the last few days. The floor is poured. The concrete side rail on the south side is complete, and, yesterday, Thursday, June 19, 2008, the north side rail had been poured and was curing. The dense grade on the western approach has been packed and rolled and is almost as smooth as the cover's on the billiard tables in a pool room. It looks like a matter of days before the bridge is open again to happy traffic riding Road Eighty to East Adair some of us still remember, and beyond, to the strange, enchanting lands of radio land, Magic Acres, Royville, The County and the depths of exotic Eastern Kentucky.
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Farmers Market open this Friday morning

2008-06-20 - Adair Extension Office Parking Lot, Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
The ADAIR FARMERS MARKET is open this morning from 6:00am until 10amCT, or earlier, if today's produce is sold out. This early in the season there aren't as many vendors nor as many fresh vegetables as there will be later on, but the quality is good and the prices are very reasonable. On hand this morning were vendors: Beth Rutherford, with shrubs, including hydrangea, hibiscus, barberry and blackberry plants, a pin oak tree, butterfly bushes, hosta, and crepe myrtle. Myra Harrison with cabbage, zuchinni, beets, Bibb lettuce, spinach, green onions, raspberries, squash, and pepper. Holly Sinclair with squash, onions, peas, green beans, potatoes, and pepper. Samantha Sinclair with green onions, new potatoes, and squash. And Margie Rooks with cucumbers, beets, onions, squash, rhubarb, and peppers. The market is open each Tuesday and Friday during the season, and is limited to Adair County grown products. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Fri., June 20, 2008" feature and Today's Picture Album

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Adair Minor League Tournament Champs: Red Sox

2008-06-20 - Joe Johnson Little League Park, Columbia, KY - Photo By Nikki Roberts.
The 2008 CHAMPS: From left, Kasey Robinson, Brandon Breeding, Dylan Pendleton, Garrett Day, Austn Day, Trevor Cowan, Kyle Robinson, Austin Roberts, Phillip Wilkerson, Austin Alley, Cale Stotts, & Trevor Willis, The Coaches are Jarrod Willis and Logan Wilkerson. "We are so proud of our team, Congratulations guys on a great season" -NIKKI ROBERTSClicking Read More accesses the "Today, Fri., June 20, 2008" feature and Today's Picture Album

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