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Today, Mon., Sept. 8, 2008: Council at 11; ACPL Bd at noon

Please read, from Sunday post: ACHS is Grand Champion at Caverna Marching Band Festival with 12 photos

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 252 of 2008 (Leap Year - 114 days remaining).
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile is in town, in Columbia
  • Today: Deadline to register for Healthful Living classes at Extension office, in partnership with the Adair County Health Department.
  • 11:00amCT: Columbia City Council meets in special session to set tax rate, amend building code, complete annexations
  • 12:00 Noon CT: Adair County Public Library Board Meeting
  • 12:00 noon to 2:00pmCT: Open House at 300 Bomar Heights, 15,500 s.f. 15,500 sq. ft. Sprinklered former Medical Office/Hospital.3.57 Acres., to be auctioned September 11, 2008 at 12:30pmCT.
  • 12:00 NoonCT/1:00pmET: KY Interim Joint Legislative Committee on Education meets in The Gheens Recital Hall, CU, Campbellsville, KY
  • 1:00pm through 03:00pmCT: VA Representative at Courthouse Annex
  • This afternoon: Adair County High School Girls Golf in Heartland Conference event at Campbellsville C.C.
  • 6:00pmCT Country Quilters Quilt Guild at Chamber building
  • 7:00pm CT: Adair County Sportsman's Club meeting
  • Reminder: Send mail from home to Adair Countians who are deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. How to mail to servicemen and list of addresses

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This date in history: Click Here to access facts from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia about this day in history.

Countdown to Firstbook vote deadline: 8 days remaining. Click Here To vote for Kentucky kids to receive free books. We only have 8 days left and Kentucky is in the #1 position! All you have to do is follow this link:You don't have to answer the question about your favorite book - just scroll down on the left hand side, select "Kentucky," put in your name and email (uncheck the box so you don't receive updates) and submit your vote. If Kentucky wins 1st place, First Book will send 50,000 free books to the state for needy children.You can vote once each day.

Countdown to Second Sunday: It's only 34 days to Sunday, October 12, 2008, when Adair Countians make a bold move for a healthier, wealthier, happier community. Tentative location: The new Columbia Western Bypass by Adair Elementary School. A huge turn out is expected. For further information, contact Kelli Bonifer at the UK Extension Service.

Countdown to November 4, 2008 General Election 57 days remaining. Ballot position, local candidates Register to vote in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair Mon.-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pmCT. Presidential Polls

Monday, September 8, 2008. One 1) Cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). Forty-six (46) cases in 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


INDEX to Rivermen of the Cumberland By Chris Bennett
The story will be carried in 8 mini chapters, they will go online as they are written. Just click on each chapter title, underlined and linked, as it is posted, to read it. The index will be carried in the "Today" section of ColumbiaMagazine for easy access.
Chapter I. "Why would any one take a river trip" tells my history on the river, and what inspired me to go on my trip.
Chapter II. "Planning" Planning the trip, and finding some one that would go with me.
Chapter III. "Day one" Creelsboro to Burkesville, 25 miles traveled in 5 hours
Chapter IV. "Day Two" Burkesville to Cordell Hull 89 miles traveled in 11 hours
Chapter V. " "Day Three" Cordell Hull to Nashville 157 miles traveled in 10 hrs
Chapter VI. "Day Four" Nashville to Lake Barkley 143 miles traveled in 11 hrs
Chapter VII. "Day Five" Lake Barkley to the Ohio, then on to the Mississippi, back to Paducah, Up the Tennessee River to KY Lake. 150+ miles traveled.
Chapter VIII. "Reflecting on our trip"

The 2008 Westlake Regional Hospital
Saturday, September 13, 2008! Events all day!
Westlake Primary Care - (270) 384-4764
Edmonton Primary Cre - (270) 432-5782
Westlake Primary Care of Russell County (270) 858-3636

Real Estate Auction Calendar:
There are currently many once in a iife time opportunities in Adair County Real Estate. For listings and links, Click Here

Thursday, September 11, 2008. 12:30pmCT. Absolute Auction, : 300 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY. 15,500 sq. ft. Sprinklered former Medical Office/Hospital.
3.57 Acres. Remax 100 Auction Team/Hansford Auction Co. Click Here for current auction and upcoming auctions
Next OPEN HOUSE at 300 Bomar Heights: Monday, September 8, 2008, from NOON to 2:00pm.

(ADV): What's Cooking in Adair County, KY, today:

    KY 55 North/Campbellsville Road across from Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbia, KY.
    Phone: (270) 384-5664.
    Hours: Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 5:00amCT to 9:00pmCT. Closed Sundays. Plenty of parking. Table seating for parties from 2 to ten. Sit down service or serve yourself at the big buffet.

    ON THE BUFFET TODAY, Monday, September 8, 2008: TBA TMeats: Catfish. Chopped Steak with Gravy. Smoked Sausage with Peppers & Onions. Vegetables Mashed Potatoes. Green Beans. Fried Apples.Peas. Golden Hominy. Breaded Okra. Pinto Beans.On the buffet cold bar: Potato Salad. Coleslaw. Peaches. Pears. Cottage Cheese. Pepper relish. Sweet onion. Buffet includes Cornbread. Rolls. Buffet consists of one Meat and Vegetables, one trip only, $7.25; Extra Meat, $1.25. Child's buffet for children under 6, $4.95. Three Vegetables, $3.95; Four Vegetables, $4.95, Vegetable Plate, $5.95.

    IN THE PIE CASE: Today's cobbler: Strawberry Cobbler. andLemon Cake. Peanut Butter Pie. And Sugar Free Chocolate Pie.We have these Every day: Sugar free dessert daily. Peanut butter pie. Plus all our usual pies, starting with Betty's Famous Sand. and Chocolate. Butterscotch. Coconut. Pecan. Apple. Caramel Apple. Banana Split. Lemon.

    FULL, COOKED TO ORDER BREAKFASTS served anytime. NEW! Everyday until 10:30! Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits! We have Grits. Try our Western Omelets. Country Ham. Pancakes. Sausage links. Gravy (White seasoned with sausage and Chocolate Gravy served until 10:30amCT.

    5097 Liberty Road, Vester, KY. Breakfast anytime. Lunches packed. Pies a specialty.

    Hotbar Special, Monday, September 8, 2008: SALMON PATTIES. Sides Scalloped Potatoes. Greens. Macaroni/Cheese. Pinton Beans (As a soup with sweet onions or cucumber/onions chopped on top, crackers or cornbread, all for $1.79). Macaroni Salad. Coleslaw. Fresh from Adair County Sliced Red Tomatoes. Cucumber & Onion salad.

    SANDWICHES: At Bob's, we'll cut a country store sandwich and fix it up the way you like it. Made to order eat in sandwiches with the widest variety of cold-cuts in Adair County. Eat here. Or let us fix your lunch to go.

    The PIE SITUATION:Peanut Butter Pie. Butterfinger Peanut Butter Pie. Reece's Cup Peanut Butter Pie. Jello with fruit. Turtle Cheese Cake.

    SPECIALS From the Drink Case: Aqua Fina bottled water, 99 cents! Also, 4/32 oz. Powerade Drinks, just $5.00. Dasani, 20 oz. just 99 cents.

    906 Greensburg ST in the Curves Building, Columbia, KY.
    Phone: (270) 385-9092.

    Dr. Smoothie Smoothies, Christian Gifts, Tanning Beds. Buffalo Meat--America's Original Health Food. Open 10am-7pm Mon-Tue & Thurs.-Fri. 10am-6pm Wednesdays. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Jim and Carol Leib, Owners. We accept Visa, MC, and Discover Credit Cards. NEW: Let us cater your next event. Book Buffalo Hills Cookhouse with Mobile Dining Room for your next Celebration, Auction, Special Event.

  • The DAIRY DIP,
    Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY.
    Phone: (270) 384-4644.

    Special Monday, September 8, 2008: TBA. You can't beat that for yumminess or value! Look for posters in windows. Great deals, everyday. Stop in and see the colorful new picnic table umbrellas we ve added. There's no better place to enjoy the perfect weather we're having than to have a picnic lunch in the wonderful shady at Dairy Dip, and come down for a picnic under the stars tonight. - Patricia Willis.

    605 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY. Nick Wortham, proprietor.

    Start the week off right. Make Today special with Fresh Hot Donuts from Donut Express. Take a $5.00 dozen box to work, on sales calls, or home to make the family happy. They're good! They hot and they're ready, today. Made right here in Columbia! And they're making Columbia famous!

    MENU: Click here for menu.

    OPEN NEXT: Open Friday, September 19, and Saturday, September 20, 2008.

    CATERING: Let us cater your next homecoming, reunion, party, or event. Call now to book Memorial Day and July 4th. (270) 384-2360 or (270) 634-0602 (Catering, bulk order hotline).

    3399 Holmes Bend Road, Columbia, KY.
    Phone: (270) 384-7253. Call ahead for carryouts and expedited orders. Let us prepare your Green River Lake picnic!
    Hours: Mon-Sat: 4:00am to 9:00pmCT.

    Breakfast: FOR THAT GREEN RIVER LAKE COUNTRY HAM BREAKFAST, this is the place. Best Country Ham on Green River Lake Breakfast Any time of day. Cooked to order. Eggs, bacon, ham, tenderloin, and the best sausage you ever ate. Country biscuits. Redeye or sawmill gravy. Generous portions. Kinfolks prices. We treat everybody like favorite cousins! Get Famous Nick's Made-in-Columbia Donuts right here.

    DAILY SPECIAL:Monday, September 8, 2008:
    It's Mexican Day on Green River Lake, with the very best Mexican Food in Adair County! Today, Rerun's huge platters:Choose 3 Taco's or 2 Burritos or a Taco Salad A really great Meal for Just $6.00. Try getting your weekly fix of Mexican food at a Mexican restaurant for $6.00!. Rerun's isn't afraid to season the Mexican food to make it the real thing, either.


    Great Gas Stop: Save money. Fill up your car and your boat tanks at Rerun's.

    PUTT-PUTT MINIATURE GOLF COURSE OPEN! Rerun's 18 hole Putt-Putt Miniature Golf Course is open. Just $2.00 per game per person. Check in at Rerun's Holmes Bend General Store to pick up clubs to play next door. Special deals for Church and School Groups, Birthdays and other Celebrations.

  • What's Cooking for Adair County School District Kids
    Monday, September 6, 2008: BREAKFAST: Breakfast Pizza. Juice/Fruit. Choice of Low Fat Millk. Cereal choices and toast offered daily at breakfast. LUNCH: Pimento Cheese Sandwich or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich. Baked Cheetos. Carrots with Dip. Grapes. Choice of Low Fat Milk. Salads available daily. Fruit and/or juice offered daily with lunch. To see menu through September 26, 2008, Click Here
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Special Sales in New CM Clothing Classification: Click Here for CM classifieds, "Clothing"

  • Ja Ci's Boutique has new shipment of Plus Size Clothing
  • Mitzi's is reducing inventory as quickly as possible before closing in September because of health reasons
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Columbian Theatre:
Tonight: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". It is rated PG and will play nightly at 7 and Sunday at 2 pm only. The Columbian Theatre

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Academic calendarsCultural events calendarsSPORTS SCHEDULESAdair County Schools "Learning for a Lifetime"

For 2008-2009 School Calendar, Click Here.

School website was updated September 4, 2008Click 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.


2007 Adair County Band website. Doyle Lloyd, webmaster.

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

Columbia Rotary Club's Adair County "Walk Around the World"
See Standards in CM Classifieds Healthcare
  • 24,901.5 miles is goal.
  • 307 Miles Walked, reported through July 30, 2008
  • 24,594.5 Miles to Go!
Send in your miles totals to : rotarywalk@gmail.Com
to be included in the next report, shortly after August 21, 2008

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

Western Bypass from 24,000 feet, 13 minutes from Lexington, KY, photo by Doug Campbell, Columbia Pilot posted on CM on June 28, 2007.

Perry Parrish Aerial Photographs: CWB, others, August 9, 2008 Photos of Holladay Place, Majestic Yachts, The Long Bridge, the Adair Justice Center, Adair County Water Treatment Plant, ACES and ACHS, Green River Lake, and Adair School Property will be in the series.

Wolf Creek Dam
To access the Army Corps of Engineers Wolf Creek Dam website online, Click Here

Wolf Creek Dam Weekly Progress: Latest, Dated August 22, 2008 Water level, down, at 680.73 feet Click here for August 22, 2008 (latest) Wolf Creek Dam update.

2008 Kentucky Primary & Election Calendar & Candidates
See candidate filings for City Council, Constable, School Board, and Soil Conservation District races. Click Here

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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Large, extremely friendly, white fluffy dog reunited with owner

2008-09-07 - East 80, Columbia, KY - Photo By Tiffany Hadley.
GOOD NEWS! Tiffany Hadley wrote at 8:26pm that the owner saw the post below and claimed the dog.
Large, extremely friendly fluffy white dog found E 80
Found Dog, Saturday in the East 80 Estates subdivision. White fluffy large dog, extremely friendly with everyone. Has a collar on but no identification. If this is your dog or you want to provide her a good home, call us at (270) 384-4928.
CM Classifieds ANIMALSFlickr For more links to glorious Adair County and other Kentucky sunrises, Click Here. A Today, Monday, September 8, 2008, Today's Picture Album photo.

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Thanks for the morning: Sunrise

2008-09-08 - Shelby Co., KY - Photo By Pen.
Pen captured another glorious Kentucky sunrise on Sunday morning, September 7, 2008.
Flickr For more links to glorious Adair County and other Kentucky sunrises, Click Here. A Today, Monday, September 8, 2008, Today's Picture Album photo.

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Lindsey Wilson Athletic Complex

2008-09-08 .
MIKE NEWTON, Director of Maintenance at Lindsey Wilson College, in blue and white shirt, foreground, and Travis Kimbler, in red shirt, talk as workmen scale the giant retaining at the new athletic complex between Russell Road and the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. The concrete work is by Danny Myer's American Poured Walls of Columbia, KY. The 200 plus yards of concrete is fed into the forms by a Reggie Stringer Concrete Pumping truck fed from a Pyles Concrete mixer driven, this morning, by Ted Turner of Columbia, KY. The retaining was was needed to protect a new 12" water line the property and will serve as part of the back wall of the stadium, Mr. Newton said. "When this wall is finished," he said, we'll really start rolling." Forms by be removed as early as Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

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Recycling Trailer arrives at center

2008-09-08 - Service Road, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
BILL PADGETT, a member of the staff at the Adair County Recycling Center, said that the new recycling trailer needs only one label to be ready to put into use. The bin closest to the end will be labeled "PLASTIC," he said. County Judge Ann Melton said that the next step will be to introduce the trailer to people in the county. She's hoping to get Wal-Mart or another major Jamestown Street retailer to allow the recycling trailer to be stationed there, at a central point, to allow people from all parts of the county to use it. Later this first trailer will be rotated to community points to including outlying communities in the county. Adair County's Recycling program has been a resounding success, with every major government, institution, and business entity, with the exception of the City of Columbia, enthusiastically participating. A Today,

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