The Green River Kruzers Car Club will hold a Cruise-In on the Public Square in Columbia, KY from 1pm-4pmCT on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Classic cars, street rods, motorcycles, muscle cars, trucks, and works in progress are welcome. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 pot. For more info., call Charlie Barker at 270-384-0040 or Ernie Rogers at 270-250-1162.
The Russell County Retired Teachers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at 11:30amCT. The meeting will be held at Malachi's. All new retirees are urged to attend.
The Adair County High School class of 1978 will be having their 40th class reunion at 2pmCT, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Black Stallion Steakhouse, 202 Will Walker Road, Columbia, KY. No invitations will be sent. You will pay for your own meal at the restaurant. If planning to attend, please call or text me, Vicky Pike, at 270-634-2604.
Russell County Band Pork Chop Fundraiser this Friday, September 28, 2018.
The Farmers Market on the Square would like to thank everyone who has been part of the 2018 season by having a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Coffee, hot cider and doughnuts will be available at the market beginning at 8amCT and will be served until supplies run out.
As the 2018 season gets close to being finished, Farmer's Market on the Square wants to thank each of you who have supported the market by shopping at it. They are very grateful for the community's support.
Dates left for 2018:
Oct. 27 (Final day)
Farmer's Market on the Square will not be open the Saturday of Downtown Days.
Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday night gospel sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. Don't miss out on this hilarious family comedy that had audiences roaring with laughter.
See Smoke on the Mountain during the LWC Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 6, 2018 at 7:30pmCT in the V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.
Smoke on the Mountain is an encore presentation of TheatreFest! 2018 Summer Series. For ticket information or to make reservations, contact Robert Brock at email@example.com.
Come out to meet and hear some of this year’s candidate’s speak. The Russell County Business & Professional Women’s Club will be hosting a Hot Dog Supper on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CDT at the Russell County Middle School Cafeteria. $5.00 admission (includes a meal): Hot dog, chips, dessert and drink. Proceeds go toward a college scholarship fund. For more info, contact: Barbara Sharpe at 270-343-1720 or Ginger Smith at 270-866-7575.
A growing number of Adair County citizens have been diagnosed with aphla-gal syndrome, a food allergy to red meat. Alpha-gal is most usually a result of being bitten by a Lone Star tick which is often found in Adair County. In areas of the country where lone star ticks are common, up to 20% of the people have tested positive for this antibody. This can trigger a mild to severe immune system reaction when they eat red meat. There is no treatment other that avoiding red meat.
As the number of cases have grown in Adair County, it becomes more important that citizens and health care professionals become more familiar with the threats posed by Lone Star ticks and common symptoms observed as a result of their bite.
To bring awareness of Lone Star ticks and alpha-gal, an educational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:00pmCT at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. Everyone who would like to learn more about Lone Star ticks and aphal-gal, those who may have been diagnosed with alpha-gal and health care professionals are encouraged to attend.
Guest speakers will include: health care professionals with experience in diagnosing alpha-gal and UK Entomologist Dr. Lee Townsend.
For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at (270) 384-2317.
Arrowleaf Sida has become a common weed in many Adair County pastures and has proven to be difficult to control. The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service conducted multiple research plots this summer to evaluate different control methods. A short Field Day will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00pmCT at Tim Baker’s farm (located at 934 Allen Schoolhouse Road) for farmers to see the results. To register or for more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at (270) 384-2317.
The Russell County Chamber of Commerce Will NOT have a monthly business meeting for the month of September. The next business meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at SKRECC. The guest speakers will be Congressman James Comer and Allison Cross from the Center for Rural Development.
The Russell County High School Class of 1988 will be having their 30-year reunion the last weekend of September.
On September 28th, the 1988 graduates will be tailgating at the RCHS Football Field beginning at 6:00 pm. Anyone attending will need to bring “tailgating food”, their own drinks, chairs, etc. On September 29th, the graduates will be meeting at Cumberland Tap for dinner starting at 7:00 pm.
All pageant applications for the 2018 Casey County Apple Festival Pageants are now available at Liberty Flowers on Beldon Street located next to City Hall.
The American Red Cross, in partnership with local Volunteer Fire Departments and other interested community groups in Adair County, are offering free smoke alarm installs at no cost on Saturday, October 6, 2018. If you need smoke alarms installed (up to two per household), replaced or batteries replaced in your current alarms, please sign up by calling 859-951-7814. You will be contacted to setup a scheduled appointment for October 6, 2018.
Health & Safety Instructor
Columbia-Adair County Disaster Services Coordinator
Lake Cumberland-Bluegrass Area Board Member
American Red Cross
There will be an Adair County Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 from 12pm-5pmCT in the Fellowship Hall at Columbia Church of Christ, 501 Jamestown St., Columbia, KY. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Everyone who schedules to donate blood will get a free "Donate Blood, Y'all" t-shirt.
The annual Bunch Reunion (descendants of Rufus & Hazel Bunch) will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pmCT at Columbia Chamber of Commerce Basement, 201 Burkesville St., Columbia, KY. Lunch at 11:30amCT. Please bring a covered dish, dessert & drink. For information, call 270-634-3084.
The Adair County High School FCA will host a community worship event with special guest minister Kegan Wesley on Friday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Adair County High School Gymnasium with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Kegan has a miraculous testimony of being delivered of inappropriate lifestyles which were results of being sexual abused as a young boy. Even more impressive is God's power working in him to forgive those who abused him. His testimony has been seen on the 700 Club, CBN and other media outlets. The event is free to the community and the FCA encourages all to attend. For more information, contact Andrew Reliford (co-sponsor) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270)634-1133.
Campbellsville Middle School Junior Beta Club has begun a collection drive to help soldiers.
The club is participating in Operation Gratitude, which sends more than 100,000 care packages each year to deployed troops, new recruits, veterans, Wounded Warriors and caregivers. CMS Beta Club’s mission is to support the Operation Gratitude effort by collecting items for the packages. Items on the Operation Gratitude wish list include all-purpose wipes, AA or AAA batteries, travel size deodorant, gum, hand warmers, lip balm, mechanical pencils, playing cards, 7x10 puzzle books, travel size sewing kits, black crew-length socks, travel size sunscreen, individual water flavor packets and beef jerky.
Those donating items can also include letters of support and appreciation. Items for donation can be brought to Campbellsville elementary, middle or high school, or the Board of Education office.
The drive begins Monday, Sept. 10, and will end Thursday, Sept. 27. The drive is the first of many community service projects in which the CMS Junior Beta Club will participate. For more information, contact Beta sponsors Paige Cook or Natalia Warren at (270) 465-5121.
The Rooks Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10am-3pmCT at the Columbia Roadside Park, 2310 Hwy 55 South Road, Columbia, KY. For more info., call 270-384-9607 or 270-384-6856.
Campbellsville Independent Schools is seeking the community’s input about its strengths and needs. Students, parents and staff and community members are asked to complete the 2018-2019 priority needs survey. The survey includes four questions, and takes only minutes to complete. The questions ask for input about what is working within the District, as well as areas that need improvement and the District’s greatest priorities. There is also an opportunity for additional comment. The survey is available at www.cville.kyschools.us/content2/478. The pin to enter is 092092. For more information, call (270) 465-4162.
A Classic Arts Theatre Community Production at Centre Square in Lebanon, KY.
SISTER ACT is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Friday, September 14 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 15 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm
Friday,September 21 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 pm
Angelic Hall at Centre Square
Senior (60 )/Students $10.00
Child (12 and under) $7.00
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.kentuckyclassicarts.com/ticket-sales.html OR by visiting one of the following ticket outlets:
Farmers National Bank on Main Street in Lebanon, KY
Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission on Spalding Avenue