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Today, Wed. Sept. 10, 2008: CACIDA board meets 8:00amCT

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 254 of 2008 (Leap Year - 112 days remaining).
  • Today: Adair County Public Library Bookmobile is in Milltown, Portland area
  • 8:00amCT: Meeting, Columbia-Adair County Industrial Development Authority at Chamber office
  • 9:00amCT/10:00amET: CU Chapel: Dr. Joel Carwile
  • 10:00amCT: Children's Story Hour
  • 1:00pmCT: Homeschool Story Hour at ACPL
  • 4:30pmCT: Teen Book Club at ACPL
  • This evening: See Directory of Churches for Wednesday evening worship service schedules.
  • 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

For events in detail and to scan future events into 2009, Click here

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

Countdown to Firstbook vote deadline: Help Kentucky stay No. 1. Kentucky is still in1st place at 2:09amCT today. 5 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 32 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 55 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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008. One (1) Cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). One hundred fifteen (115) 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


The 2008 Westlake Regional Hospital
Saturday, September 13, 2008!- 7:00AM to NOON CST!

At the Health Fair . . . We are offering over $300.009 in health screenings for only $12.00 and there will be many healthcare-related booths and much more. Blood drawing from 6:30 A.M. To 10:30 A.M. Blood will be drawn from your arm for more than 30 different analyses, which include a complete blood count (CBC) a chemistry profile with HDL Cholesterol and a Thyroid profile. Also available are three free Colo-rectal cancer screens. The PSA cancer screen is recommended for men over 50 or men who meet any of he following three criteria: (1) Family history of cancer of the prostate or (2) had a vasectomy, or (3) is a black American.

The PSA will be an additional cost of $8.00.

REMEMBER TO FAST, having only water to drink for 12 hours before your blood draw.
Due to the changes in federal law regarding a patient's right to privacy, we have had to make some changes in the way we distribute lab results. You may pick up you own results. We are not allowed to give you your spouse's or family member's results. Results not picked up at the health fair will be mailed directly to you. PLEASE DO NOT CALL ABOUT REPORTS UNTIL AFTER OCTOBER 11, 2008

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

300 Bomar Heights

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

The auction is just hours away!

(ADV): What's Cooking in Adair County, KY, today:
Click restaurant names for hours, directions, and prices.

  • Betty's OK Country Cooking On The Buffet Today, Wednesday, September 10, 2008: Meats: Catfish. Roast Beef. Fried Chicken Breasts Vegetables: Mashed Potatoes. Green Beans. Corn. Apple Sticks. Baked Beans. Whole Parsley Potatoes. Great Northern Beans. On the buffet cold bar: Potato Salad. Coleslaw. Peaches. Pears. Cottage Cheese. Pepper relish. Sweet onion. Buffet includes Cornbread, Rolls. Today's special desserts: Cherry Cobbler. Homemade apple crisp. Sugar Free Banana Creme Pie. Plus our big regular list..

  • Bob's Country Kitchen & General Store Hotbar Special, Wednesday, September 10, 2008: It's Wednesday and that mean's MEATLOAF. Sides Mashed Potatoes. Fried Apples. Straight from the Garden, Vester grown creamed sweet corn (as a dessert, $1.79). Green Beans. (As a soup with sweet onions, crackers or cornbread, all for $1.79). Coleslaw. Fresh from Adair County Sliced Red Tomatoes. Sliced Burton Ridge grown cucumbers. WELCOME BACK FULLTIME: Kay Burton, Diane Young! TODAY'S PIES: Chocolate. Butterscotch, Cocanut. Lemon!

  • Buffalo Hills RanchNothing can be more refreshing in on Summer Day than a Dr. Smoothie Smoothie from Buffalo Hills Ranch.

  • The Dairy Dip 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 shade at Dairy Dip.

  • Donut ExpressDelicious, Fresh Baked Donuts every day right here in Columbia. Glazed, cake, jelly-filled, plain, fancy and more! People drive from miles around to get them.

  • Ol' Joe Barbee's B&B QUEis the Home of Ol' Joe's Original KY Wings, Ol' Joe's Sauces and Rubs, and just about the best barbecue you'll find anywhere. Slow smoked to perfection. Meaty ribs. Delicious barbecued chicken. Catering.

  • NEW! Old Town Restaurant, KY 551, Knifley, KY.Opening this morning, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at 5:00amCT with full breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the completely remodeled Knifley Grade Center.

  • Rerun's Holmes Bend General Store Wednesday, September 10, 2008: COUNTRY HAM, Fried Potatoes. White Gravey. Fried Apples, Biscuits. We have Rerun's Brownies, 50cents each. Homemade Fruit Turnovers. $1.50.

  • Adair County School District Menu for Wednesday, September 10, 2008: BREAKFAST: Hot Ham and Cheese on Biscuit. Juice/Fruit. Choice of Low Fat Milk. Cereal choices and toast offered daily at breakfast. LUNCH: Cheeseburger on Bun or Fish Filet on Bun. Lettuce/Tarter sauce. Coleslaw. Sherbet. Choice of Low Fat Milk. Salads available daily. Fruit and/or juice offered daily with lunch. Menu through September 26, 2008

Special advertising today:
Do your shopping from home, with Wal-Mart Site-to-Store (SM).

Special Sales in New CM Clothing Classification:
  • 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
Submit Your Classified Ad now, using our contact form.

Tonight at The Columbian Theatre: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". It is rated PG and will play nightly at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pmCT only.

Sports Calendars

Scroll to end of article for Today's Picture Album. More added throughout the day

FROM "RIVERMEN OF THE CUMBERLAND" A THE KY 90 BRIDGE: This bridge is located in the center of Burkesville on KY Highway 90, which runs from east to west through the southern part of Kentucky. Traveling down a river, landmarks such as bridges help you to figure out where you are, and your distance traveled. "Note the Giant bird trying to peck theconcretepillar into submission, or this could be one of thoseopticalillusionscarpenters are talking about when you tell them their board iscrooked."-CHRIS BENNETT.

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"

Click here to read yesterday's "Today" feature.
A note: You can keep going back, a day at a time, each time an older "Yesterday's" page is accessed.

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

THE DRAMATIC NEW LOOK OF WOLF CREEK DAM BY CHRIS BENNETT: COLUMBIA PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS BENNETT shares this most dramatic photo of rehabilitation work on Wolf Creek Dam. He writes, "This is a photo I took on July 19th 2008. Wolf Creek dam looks much different than it did just a couple of years ago. There seemed to be a large amount of activity going on for a Saturday afternoon, although both lanes were open to traffic. I was told Tuesday, that due to on going evaluations, one lane of US 127 was closed again."

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

Wolf Creek Dam Weekly Progress: Latest, with aerial view of all the new work at Halcomb's Landing, Dated September 4, 2008 Water level, down, at 680.53 feet Click here for September 4, 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.

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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(ADV) Betty's OK County Cooking: The Piecase

2008-09-09 .
The Piecase is always filled with delicious pies and cakes,
with a sugar free item every day.
Betty's OK Country Cooking

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New Adair 911 signage up

2008-09-10 - South High Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
ANOTHER SIGN THAT THE ADAIR 911 CENTER is almost ready to go is the new sign, "Adair 911 County" is in place.

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Trinity UMC Youth go without food for 30 hours

2008-09-10 - Trinity UMC, Campbellsville Rd, Columbia, KY - Photo By Wes Irvin.
EXPERIENCING HUNGER: The weekend of September 5-6, 2008, Trinity United Methodist Church Youth members participated in a 30 hour famine. The youth went without food for 30 hours to raise money for the 29,000 people who die each day from starvation. The youth didn't just raise money, but they raised their awareness of what underprivileged people suffer through daily. hose who participate are Kaitlyn Crawhorn, Natalie Sneed, Rachel Stephens, Elliot Burton, Leanna Lewis, Samantha Hadley, B.J Steinhilber, Wes Irvin, Andrea Burton, Colton Back, and Jacob Keltner. Those not picture are Trae Wells, Lydia Tiller, and Will Rich. -WES IRVIN

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The Epicurean Kentuckian: Prosciutto with melon

2008-09-10 - Photo By Pen.
Preferably with Kentucky cathead biscuits. Preferably, with Kentucky Country Ham instead of its italian pastiche. Preferably the melon is Sanders Ridge cantaloupe.

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(ADV) 15,500 s.f. building 300 Bomar Hts

2008-09-10 .
The Auction is Thursday, September 11, 2008, at 12:30 PM.

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