The City of Columbia (along with the Columbia Police Department) will be sponsoring a "Back-to-School" event on Thursday, August 1, 2019 starting at 11:00amCT in the parking lot behind Columbia City Hall. The event will feature activities, giveaways, & food.
Air Evac will be sponsoring hot dogs for children & their families. Businesses scheduled to have a booth at the event include: T.J. Health Columbia, Cumberland Family Medical Center, Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor, Parent Teacher Organization's, Mimi’s Ice, and 3Trees Church. The Columbia Police Department and local School Resource Officers will be offering safety tips.
T-shirts are being sold, with proceeds going to the "Backpack Food Program" in the school system. Shirts will need to be ordered by Monday, July 22nd. This program ensures that children have food on weekends, with backpacks being sent home on Fridays.
To make a donation or to participate, call Columbia City Hall at 270-384-2501.
The Adair County Health Department is hosting a "Diabetes Just the Basics" class on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 4:30pm-7:00pmCT. Reserve a seat by calling 1-800-928-4416.
Beat the "Back-to-School Rush" and come to the Adair County Elementary School Gymnasium on Tuesday, July 23rd or Thursday, July 25th from 12:00pm-6:00pmCT to complete paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year and get your child's school schedule.
The Russell County 15 & under baseball team became the East KY State Champions this past weekend in Lexington, KY and are now off to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for the Ohio Valley Super Regional next week. A couple of fundraisers are being held to help support this group of young men. On Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 10am-2pmCT, there will be a Taco Lunch at the Community Center on Main St in downtown Russell Springs. Then on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9am-2pmCT, they will have a car wash at the new FiveStar Food Mart near the Cumberland Parkway in Russell Springs.
At 8:30amCT this morning (Wed.), some of the coaches & players will be by to talk about these fundraisers and give their thoughts on their upcoming trip to Wisconsin!
The regular Adair County School Board meeting that is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2019 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room. This meeting is considered a "Special Regular School Board Meeting" due to the change in date. The public is invited to attend.
Campbellsville High School will host an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2019 with several special events for students and parents.
Freshman students should arrive at 9:00amET. The day will begin with a meet and greet session with students and parents. Students will receive their schedules and have a brief question and answer session. Afterward, parents will be dismissed and student activities will begin. Students will be treated to lunch and be dismissed at noon.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior students should arrive at 1:00pmET. They will have a meet and greet and question and answer session. Following, students will prepare for a community outreach project. Students will be treated to lunch and dismiss at 4 p.m.
The 2019-2020 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. For more information, contact CHS Principal Weston Jones at 270-465-8774.
Eagle Center of Innovation teachers will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 from 1pm-7pmET at the iEagle wing of the Campbellsville Middle School campus. Students and parents can attend to meet teachers, visit classrooms and ask questions. Teachers Hannah Jones, Katie Campbell, Tracey Rinehart and Katie Campbell will also discuss behavior and attendance expectations for students. The 2019-2020 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. For more information, call 270-465-5121.
The Ronald McDonald Houses Donation Drive Committee is having a Yard Sale in the Chamber basement on Friday, July 26th from 7:30am-3:00pmCT and Saturday, July 27th from 7:30am-1:00pmCT. All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Kentucky. The annual donation drive will be held this Fall, but this is an extra activity to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Houses. If you have any items you would like to donate for the yard sale, they can be dropped off at the Chamber Office, 201 Burkesville St., Columbia, KY on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 9am-2pmCT. Any items will be appreciated. For more information email email@example.com.
There will be an Adair County Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from Noon-5:00pmCT at the Columbia Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 501 Jamestown St., Columbia, KY. All donors will be entered to win a $500 Visa gift card! Also every donor, age 18 & up, who donates thru September 6, 2019 will be entered to win a 2019 Toyota Tacoma truck! Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The Adair County Fire Department is now taking fire dues for 2019-2020. Dues are $25.00 per deed. Non-member calls are $500.00. Dues are payable at: the Fire Department on Merchant Street in the drop-box, at Flowers &Things, mail to P.O. BOX 96, or pay any fireman.
An all-new Gentle Chair Yoga class will be offered at LWC. Certified through Marshall University, Linda Waggener will be leading class attendees through movements designed to ease joint point, strengthen lungs, and develop muscle. Classes are being held on Tuesdays at 10:00amCT through July 23, 2019.
2019 THEATREFEST PERFORMANCES AT LWC
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will be performed at 7:00pmCT on July 18, 19, 20 and at 2pm on July 21 in V.P. Henry Auditorium
All performances in V.P. Henry Auditorium. For ticket information - including group specials - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-384-8044. Website: https://www.theatrefest.org/
FREE Aquatic Exercise Classes will be offered at the Russell Springs City Park Pool on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, June 3 - August 30, 2019 from 9:00am-10:00amCT. Classes are sponsored by Russell Co. Hospital Physical Therapy.
Green River Lake 50th Anniversary Calendar of Events
August 17, 2019...Kids Fishing Derby
September 21, 2019...Lakeshore Cleanup
October 5, 2019...Fishing with a Veteran
The Adair County High School Class of 1979 will be having their 40th class reunion on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 5:30pmCT at the Holmes Bend Marina meeting room, 5380 Holmes Bend Rd, Columbia, KY. The cost for each person will be $25. This price will include the meal and entertainment for the night. Please send the money by July 31, 2019 to Kim Goodin, 152 Pineview Loop, Columbia, KY 42728. If you have questions, call 270-378-2399.
170 DAYS OF INSTRUCTION
- August 13: Opening Records Day –TEACHERS ONLY (Students do not attend this day.)
- August 14: First Instructional Day – TEACHERS & STUDENTS report to their schools for the 1st day of school
- September 2: Labor Day Holiday (No School)
- September 3: PLANNING DAY – TEACHERS ONLY
- October 7-11: Fall Break (No School)
- October 14: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – TEACHERS ONLY
- November 5: Election Day (No School)
- November 11: Veteran’s Day Holiday (No School)
- November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
- December 18: Last day of instruction before Christmas Break begins
- Dec.19 - Jan. 1: Christmas/New Year’s Day Break (No School)
- January 2: Students return
- January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No School)
- January 21: PLANNING DAY – TEACHERS ONLY
- February 17: President’s Day- Holiday (No School)
- April 6-10: Spring Break (No School)
- April 13: PLANNING DAY – TEACHERS ONLY
- May 19: Election Day (No School)
- May 22: Last instructional day for students (subject to change due to weather/illness)
- May 25: Memorial Day (no school)
- May 26: Closing Day for records-TEACHERS ONLY (subject to change due to weather/illness)
The Praise Assembly of God Food Pantry is open each Tuesday from 8am-1pmCT at the church at 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.
The Adair Food Pantry at 203 South Monroe Street in Columbia is open from 9am-12pmCT. For more info., contact Stephanie Long, Food Pantry Director, at 270-250-2847.
Adair County Writers' meetings are held each 2nd Monday of the month (except for December) at 5pmCT at the Columbia Martial Arts Center, 207 Greensburg Street, Columbia, Ky. Anyone who writes is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Darlene Campbell at 270-805-7076.
The Adair County Board of Elections meets every 4th Thursday of each month at 2:30pmCT in the Adair County Clerk's Office, 424 Public Square, Ste3, Columbia, KY. All meetings are open to the public.