The annual Pancake Breakfast at the Knifley Fire Dept. will be held on Sat., March 15, from 7:00 a.m. till 9:00 a.m. All you can eat for $5.00. Kids under age 3 eat free.
Columbia-Adair County is taking the first step to become a Trail Town as part of the Kentucky Trail Town Initiative through the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism.
Anyone interested in helping with or just learning more about Columbia-Adair County’s Trail Town initiative is encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday, March 13, at 6pm in the basement meeting room of the Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Drive, when Elaine Wilson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism will speak concerning the next steps in this initiative.
Trail Town is a national program that works through each state to help small communities develop and take advantage of adventure tourism opportunities in their area through a designation and assistance program that will help these communities connect the dots for travelers and guide them to trails, food, lodging, campgrounds, museums, entertainment and other services that will aid business for small communities and add more tourism opportunities for the state.
Trail Towns are communities along long distance trails, an extensive trail system or a river or water area used for canoeing and kayaking. It also allows for trails to be developed and used for walking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking. Each Trail Town decides what approaches it wants to take to tie into existing trail systems and other services that trail users need. It provides an opportunity for Trail Town communities to work together and share ideas while at the same time developing their downtowns and Main Streets for increased tourism dollars.
Once a community receives the Trail Town certification, the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Department of Travel and Tourism and Office of Adventure Tourism will help promote and market these communities and the services being offered. They will be highlighted on maps, websites, visitor’s guides and other state promotional material.
Taylor and Green Counties are also working on this initiative for their counties and Adair County would complete the triangle of the Green River Lake area as well as touch on the Russell County Lake Cumberland area when they begin their initiative.
Don Price, DAV Service Officer was scheduled to be at VFW Post 6097 in Columbia, on Mon., March 3, but due to a medical emergency the visit has been rescheduled to Mon. March 10, at 8:00 a.m.
The Adair County Cattlemen's Association will hold a Hay & Pasture Meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:30pmCT at Lindsey Wilson College's Cranmer Dining Center. Attendees will enjoy a sponsored meal and hear an update on fertilization and weed control in hay and pastures. All Adair County Cattlemen's Association members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend. Contact: the Extension Office at 270-384-2317.
The Adair County Retired Teachers will be meeting Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00am at the Lindsey Wilson College Roberta Cranmer Dining Center. Guest speakers will be 16th District Republican candidate Max Wise and Humana Representative Tanya Broell. New retiree will be recognized. Lunch available at noon.