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Today, Fri. Oct. 3, 2008: Ribbon Cutting, Vision Communications

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 277 of 2008 (Leap Year - 89 days remaining)
  • Today: Register to vote in County Court Clerk Sheila Blair's office, Adair Annex
  • Today: Adair Co. Public Library Bookmobile in Gradyville area
  • 6:00am to 10:00amCT: Farmers Market at Extension Office parking lot
  • 8:00am-4pmCT: LWC Begley Gallery features seven Adair Artists
  • 10:00amCT: Ribbon cutting at Vision Communication, 414 Public Square
  • 11:00amCT/NoonET: Homecoming at CU
    PRINTABLE SCHEDULE ALL CU HOMECOMING EVENTS
  • 2:00pmCT: LWC Blue Raider Women's Soccer at Rome, GA
  • 4:00pmCT: Trinity United Methodist Church fish fry
  • 6:00pmCT: Sanders Chapel revival start starts
  • 7:00pmCT: 43 Plays for 43 Presidents at CU University Theatre
  • 7:00pmCT: Benefit auction for Henry Goodin at VFW Hall
  • 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 Second Sunday: It's only 9 days to 2:00-5:00pmCT, Sunday, October 12, 2008, when Adair Countians make a bold move for a healthier, wealthier, happier community. A wonderful stretch of roadway, from on Greensburg Street, now also KY 439, from Paul Mann Road to the Adair County Schools Administration Building and across Indiana Drive to the Adair County Elementary School, will be closed to motorized traffic on Second Sunday. A huge turn out is expected. For further information, contact Kelli Bonifer at the UK Extension Service. Phone (270) 384-2317.

Countdown to Super Wal-Mart opening, Holladay Place: 26 days

Countdown to November 4, 2008 General Election 31 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. RCP Electoral College Outlook. Presidential Polls; RCP Presidential Poll, Kentucky only

The candidates' messages:The following candidates are seeking your vote in the Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Election:

51st District Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Billy Joe Fudge
    Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by candidate, Libby Reynolds Fudge, treasurer.

  • John BAM Carney
    Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid forCommittee to elect John "Bam" Carney 51st District State Representative
Columbia City Council:Court:
Friday, October 3, 2008.
No (0) Cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge Janes Weddle). No (0) 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

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

  • Betty's OK Country Cooking Friday, October 3, 2008. Meats: CATFISH. BAKED HAM. PORK TENDERLOIN Vegetables: Mashed Potatoes. Green Beans. Fried Apples. Au Gratin Potatoes. Baby LImas wTomatoes. Corn Nuggets. Macaroni/Cheese. Creamed Peas. Pinto Beans. Buffet includes Cornbread, Rolls. On the buffet cold bar: Potato Salad. Coleslaw. Peaches. Pears. Cottage Cheese. Pepper relish. Sweet onion. Today's SPECIAL DESSERTS: Blackberry Cobbler! Sugar Free Lemon PiePlus our really big regular list of favorite cakes and desserts.

  • Bob's Country Kitchen & General Store
    Hotbar Special, Friday, October 3, 2008: Seasoned Bob's Perfected FRIED CATFISH with a touch of Cajun with Hushpuppies. French Fries or Potato Wedges. Baked Beans. Cooked Cabbage. Homegrown Sliced Tomatoes. Coleslaw. Sweet White Onions. Bob's Crunchy, Crusty Ovenbaked Cornbread. DESSERTS: Chocolate, Lemon, and Cocanut Kay Burton Meringue Pies. Plain and Turtle Cheesecake.
    CELEBRATE THIS WEEKEND: Ribeye Steak, cooked to order, Fresh Cut Salad. Choice of Potato. Just $7.99
    LET US PACK YOUR LUNCH. Sandwiches made to order. We carry the widest variety of Fresh Cold Cuts and Cheeses.
    GAS UP at Bob's today.

  • Buffalo Hills RanchNothing can be more refreshing on warm Autumn Days than a Dr. Smoothie Smoothie from Buffalo Hills Ranch. Get America's Original Health Food, Buffalo (American Bison), for weekend grilling. Soon: First Adair County Grown Buffalo will be available here.

  • The Dairy Dip Friday, October 3, 2008: The Dip's Famous CHILI DOG, FRIES or TOTS, and 16 oz. Pepsi product drink, ALL for Just $3.99 Wow!!! Don't forget, for that perfect cone of ice cream, it's here at Dairy Dip. Call ahead (270) 384-4644 and we'll have you back on your way in no time! -PATRICIA WILLIS.

  • Donut ExpressDelicious, Fresh Baked Donuts every day right here in Columbia. Always fresh. Always a big variety. Glazed, cake, jelly-filled, plain, fancy and more! Try our Chocolate Eclairs: Custard or Creme Filled. People drive from miles around to get them.

  • Ol' Joe Barbee's B&B QUE Ol' Joe's will be open TODAY & TOMORROW. Friday, October 3, 2008, and Saturday, October 4, 2008. Ol' Joe's is 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.

  • Old Town Restaurant, KY 551, Knifley, KY.Open, each day from 5:00amCT with full breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the completely remodeled Knifley Grade Center.

  • NEW! Red Barn Bar-B-Q. 309 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY. A smoke free restaurant.
    OPEN TODAY: Friday, October 3, 2008: With all the great choices: Shoulder, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Tenderloin, and Chicken from an Open Pit Barbecue! See MENU then call ahead for quicker service or for large orders.
    HOURS: Thursdays (10-8), Fridays (10-8), Saturdays (10-8:30) and Sundays (10-7) with Genuine Monroe County Style Barbecue. We'll make your taste buds tingle. Catering available. Dine in. Call ahead (270) 384-1645. Owners Gary & Marketta Dubree.

  • Rerun's Holmes Bend General Store
    DAILY SPECIAL: Starts at 11:00amCT. Friday, October 3, 2008:
    Rerun has gone crazy today: He's got an ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH or COUNTRY HAM SPECIAL For just $8.95! Choose one or tother. And get Mashed Potatoes, Fried apples (a scoop of Mayfields Icecream is extra) Any other side. Cornbread. Works just like You Know Where, only it's right here in Adair County, it's Rerun's Quality: Simply the Best Food on Green River Lake, and you get it all for a little more than half the price you'd pay at You Know Where over in Sulphur Well.
    Also, SEAFOOD FEAST all day today: Pick from these great Rerun seafoods: Fish Meal $6.95, Shrimp Meal $7.95, Froglegs, $9.95, Oysters Meal, $8.95, Clams, $7.5. Side items: Fries/Onion rings, Potato Wedges/Spicy Fries, Potato Salad/Cole Slaw, Bake Beans, Hushpuppies. Meals come w/2 sides and huspuppies. Seafood Platter $9.95! comes with your choice of 3 meats and 2 side items & hushpuppies.
    DESSERTS: Huge Chewy, Chocolatey BROWNIES, only 50 cents each.
  • Adair County School District Menu
    Friday, October 3, 2008: BREAKFAST: Gravy & Biscuit. Choice of Low Fat Milk. Cereal choices and toast offered daily at breakfast. LUNCH: TUNA SANDWICH or PIZZA. Tossed Salad. Baked Potato Chips. Corn. Crunchmania. Choice of Low Fat Milk. Salads available daily. Fruit and/or juice offered daily with lunch. Menu September 29 through October 24, 2008
  • Order online
    Do your shopping from home, with Wal-Mart Site-to-Store (SM).


    Special advertising today:

    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

    Special Sales in New CM Clothing Classification:
    • Ja Ci's Boutique has Sale Prices, Summer Clothes. New Fall Line of Clothing and Jewelry.
    • Mitzi's has closed. Inventory has been bought by Best Buy Clothes and More, 310 Public Square, Columbia, KY. (270) 634-2389. New ad coming soon. We're looking forward to serving you.
    Submit Your Classified Ad now, using our contact form.

    Sports Calendars

    ENTERTAINMENT:Coming Saturday, October 11, 2008. Diamond Rio concert. Booster Field. Adair County School District Campus. Tickets $15 available at CIty Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST., Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-6183.

    COMING EVENTS: SCHEDULE, DOWNTOWN DAYS

    NEW! Click Read More to go links to SPORTS CALENDARS, TODAY'S BEST PHOTOS, and MUCH MORE

    Scroll to end of article for Today's Picture Album. More added throughout the day. Also, NEW: Photos added within Today. Check throughout the day for updates.

    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 29, 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.

    ACHS BAND

    2007 Adair County Band website. Doyle Lloyd, webmaster.

    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, 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 through close of business on Monday, October 6, 2008.
    (Registration books to be closed starting October 7, 2008, fourth Tuesday preceding through November 11, 2008, first Monday following election.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.)

    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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    A Yard Sale with unusual plants for sale



    2008-10-02 - 804 Russell Road, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    MELVIN C. BRANHAM may have one of the most unusual items for sale at any yard sale in Adair County: Prickly pears. The containers are priced at $3.00 per nopale or pad; the one in the foreground would be $9.00, he said. "And that's cheap," he said. "A fellow came by and told me that some places they get $27.00 for just one blade." The plantings have a great tradition. They come from the giant 40' in diameter plant in his front yard. He originally got a planting from Rosetta Stotts on Meatskin Road and has taken plantings with him in five different moves. A Today Feature photo

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    Vision Communications giving away $750 Security System



    2008-10-03 .
    JIM SYMMES of Vision Communications is inviting everyone to come to the open house and ribbon cutting this morning at 10:00amCT, Friday, October 3, 2008, and register for the $750 home security system the firm is giving away. The event is much bigger than the usual chamber ribbon cutting. Besides the drawing, there will be a lot of food, prepared by his partner, Tim Loy, and Jeff Feese and Ronnie Mitchell of Prime Time Barbecue fame. Vision Communications is located in the Downey Building between the Adair Annex and Burton Real Estate and Auction Co. The event will continue until closing time, 4:00pmCT, today. The drawing will for the security system will be at around 4:00pmCT, Tim Loy said.

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    Eye on the world: Looking in the barber shop



    2008-10-03 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    BUSY PLACE. A look in on activity in the Town Barber Shop, Wid Harris, Prop., gives an eye on the world--if your world is Downtown Columbia, KY. Taken on beautiful October 3, 2008.

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    Dignitaries at Vision Communications ribbon cutting



    2008-10-03 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    VISION COMMUNICATIONS, 414 Public Square, Columbia, KY is the site of an open house today, Friday, October 3, 2008. Above the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was held at 10:00am with, from left, Mayor Pat Bell, Pam Smith, Danette Lawless, Vision Commuication Co-owner Jim Symmes, Chamber President Donna Stotts, Doug McCammish, Delno Salmon, Mindy Smith, Donna Loy, Tim Loy, LeAnna McGinnis, Dana Walker, Karren Loy, Ann Martin, and Arlinda Kessler. Festivities are contining through closing time with registration for a drawing for a $750 home security system, and food available today, catered by Prime Time Barbecue.

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    (ADV) Ribs are just right, ready now at Ol' Joes B&B QUE



    2008-10-03 - Campbellsvile Road, Columbia, KY - Photo CM Adv. Dept file photo.
    Ol' Joe's B&B QUE is ready with the South's best barbecue. Above, Chef Juan with a full rack of meaty ribs hot out of the smoker, ready to plate with sides of vinegar or mayonnaise slaw, baked potato or potato salad, baked beans, and bread--in any combination you want. Ol' Joes is open today, October 3, and tomorrow, October 4, with ribs, pulled pork, Ol' Joe's Kentucky wings, and barbecued chicken as sandwiches, plates, or in bulk. Take your pick of accolades: "The best I ever ate," "it'll take the premium at the fair," or the best I ever put down my goozle pipe," or make up your own--Ol' Joe's fits them all. See MENU , then call (270) 384-2360 for expedited and bulk orders. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, October 3 2008" feature

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