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Progress report: Hwy 704 Water Line project well on schedule

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia/Adair County Utilities District Project to bring adequate water pressure to customers on Fairplay Road is proceeding at a rapid pace, with barring an unforeseeable event, will be completed by the late August 2017 construction deadline.

As of Friday, May 5, 2017, only .8 mile of the over 6 mile length of the project remained to be completed. The project extends along KY 768 from Wheeler Hill Road to KY 704/768 just south of Fairplay, KY, near the Piner Loy place.

Clean up is following immediately behind the construction. Black drives along the way are crossed by underground bores, and open trenches at graveled entries are being immediately resurfaced.

The project is designed to take care of future residential growth in the area, provide adequate water for agricultural purposes, improve the supply of water for firefighting, and lessen dependence on out-of-county suppliers for the CAUD system.

The contractor for the project is Stotts Construction Company of Columbia. Monarch Engineering Company of Lawrenceburg, KY, designed the project. Lenny Stone is General Manager of Columbia/Adair Utilities District. The CAUD board of trustees now includes Chairman Wid Harris, and members Doug Sapp, Junior Brown, David Jones, and Mike Newton.

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Wildflowers of Kentucky: Daisy Days are here

2017-05-07 - Sparksville Road, toward Chance, Adair County, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
It's time to welcome wild Daisys to our Kentucky countryside, the sign that summer is on the way. They've come fully open this week giving extra personality to roadside markers like this mailbox in southern Adair County.

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The Race is on. Waterline 6.64 furlongs from finish line at Piner's

2017-05-07 - KY 768 near Fairplay, KY. - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
Mobilized to tackle the last 6.64 furlongs of pipeline construction to bring adequate water pressure to Fairplay Road, advance units of Stotts Construction Company were rested after a 3.2 furlong run on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 6, 2017. Work is scheduled to resume Monday, May 8, 2017, according to company trainer Junior Stotts, at which time the Derby will be long past and reports can be conveyed in tenths of a mile and yards. A furlong is one-eighth of a mile, those who watched too much Tv this weekend already know. - EW. Photo Sun 7 May 2017.

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