Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas in Columbia, 2011

With the weather forecast predicting a perfect early winter day, Saturday, December 3 will be a great opportunity for Adair County residents and visitors to welcome in the Christmas season. The theme this year is “Christmas Spirit.” In addition to many of the traditional events and activities there will several new events scheduled to make the weekend special for everyone – young and old.

The weekend will begin Friday evening, December 2 with a winter band concert by the Lindsey Wilson band under the direction of former Adair County High School band director Tim Allen. The concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. CT in the Biggers Sports Center and is free and open to the public. This is a fun way for the whole family to get into the spirit of Christmas.

Saturday’s activities will kick off with the traditional Rotary breakfast from 6:30–10:00 in the Fellowship Hall of the Columbia Baptist Church. The cost is $5.00/person. Where else can you get an all-you-can-eat breakfast for such a reasonable price?

If you’re into arts and crafts, you might check out the Hearts Image Studio and Gallery open house from 10:00-4:00. The studio is located at 980 G. Taylor Rd.

For those who like to shop, the Adair Heritage Association with the support of the Fiscal Court will re-open the courthouse to draw shoppers and history buffs to the square during the day. In addition to many stores having special Christmas in Columbia sales, the Adair Heritage Association will have tables and booths set up in the courthouse with different one-of-a- kind items for sale. Also, during the day, members of the Adair Heritage Association will be dressed in period costumes. Here’s your chance to enjoy some old fashioned Christmas spirit while you shop for that special gift.

Families with children might want to check out the activities and events at the Christmas Carnival in the Holloway Health and Wellness Center on the Lindsey Wilson College campus from 1:00-4:00. Kids will have the opportunity to make Christmas crafts with the Adair County 4-H group, decorate Christmas cookies, run and jump on inflatables, and hear Christmas stories. Santa will arrive at 2:00 to talk with kids about what they want for Christmas. While the children play, adults can check out the arts and crafts booths that will be set up and listen to live and recorded Christmas music.

For those who want to relive an old fashioned Christmas, there will be horse drawn carriage rides on the square from 3:00 p.m. until the start of the parade. What better way to get in the spirit of Christmas and prepare for the parade than to see the houses and buildings around the square decorated for the holidays than while riding in an open carriage.

The annual Christmas in Columbia parade will start at 6:00 and follow the usual route down Jamestown Street, around the courthouse square, and then down Burkesville Street to the Sav-A-Lot parking lot. Be sure to get your spot early to get a great view of the parade. The Grand Marshal this year is Mike Meyer, father of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer. In a change from the past, Mr. Meyer’s car will stop in front of the courthouse long enough for him to light the Christmas tree.

The weekend will conclude on Sunday with several more activities. If you missed the Hearts Image open house on Saturday you can stop in anytime Sunday from 11:00-4:00. In the afternoon from 1:00-4:00 the annual Columbia Woman’s Club Home Tour will take place. This is your opportunity to see several of the unique homes in Columbia decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $5.00. You can purchase them from any Columbia Woman’s Club member, by calling 270-384-3552 or tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce office. 2-1 Burkesville Street.

The weekend concludes with two performances of “The Christmas Prodigal” by the members of Antioch United Methodist Church. Performances are scheduled at 2:00 and 6:00.

There’s something for everyone during the weekend. This is your opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and see first hand how Columbia and Adair County welcome in the holidays. Be sure to check out the weekend schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

Ron Heath, President
Columbia-Adair County
Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2011-2012 Basketball Broadcast Schedule

Duo County Telecom Channel 2

2011-2012 Basketball Broadcast Schedule

Russell County High School

December 15th – vs. Metcalfe County (Girls at 6 PM, Boys at 7:30 PM)

January 6th – vs. Cumberland County (Girls at 6 PM, Boys at 7:30 PM)

January 13th – vs. Clinton County (Girls at 6 PM, Boys at 7:30 PM)

January 17th – vs. Southwestern (Girls at 5:30 PM, Boys at 7 PM)

February 10th – vs. Adair County (Girls at 6 PM, Boys at 7:30 PM)

Adair County High School

December 9th - vs. Taylor County (Girls at 5:30 PM, Boys at 7 PM)

December 13th – vs. Campbellsville (Boys at 5:30 PM, Girls at 7 PM)

December 16th – vs. Cumberland County (Boys at 5:30 PM, Girls at 7 PM)

January 3rd – vs. Green County (Girls at 5:30 PM, Boys at 7 PM)

January 13th – vs. Metcalfe County (Girls at 5:30 PM, Boys at 7 PM)

January 17th - vs. Marion County (Girls at 5:30 PM, Boys at 7 PM)

Lindsey Wilson College (Aired in both Russell and Adair markets)

December 1st – vs. UVA-Wise (Women at 6 PM, Men at 8 PM)

December 3rd - vs. University of Pikeville (Women at 2 PM, Men at 4 PM)

January 12th – vs. Shawnee State University (Women at 6 PM, Men at 8 PM)

January 14th – vs. Georgetown College (Women at 2 PM, Men at 4 PM)

February 4th – vs. University of the Cumberlands (Women at 2 PM, Men at 4 PM)

February 11th - vs. University of Rio Grande (Women at 6 PM, Men at 8 PM)

February 23rd – vs. Campbellsville University (Women at 6 PM, Men at 8 PM)

February 25th – vs. St. Catharine College (Women at 2 PM, Men at 4 PM)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

RCHS vs ACHS - 2011

On Friday, February 11th, starting at 5:30 PM, Duo County Telecom will be providing both Russell and Adair County Video customers with a LIVE broadcast of the biggest rivalry in South Central Kentucky on channel (1)02.

Although Russell County High School (RCHS) and Adair County High School (ACHS) are in different districts, the battle between these two teams is never dull and always full of great talent.

Over the past several years, Duo County Telecom viewers have been able to watch local high school talent mature on their television. Players like Bryon Ellis, Robbie Bell, and Bryson McFall have graced the Laker’s Court and former Adair County Indians, Darren Ballou and Kalen Kimberland are now productive players at Lindsey Wilson College under Coach Paul Peck.

Videographer for Lindsey Wilson College, Travis Smith, tells about his experience co-producing the Adair/Russell County games. “It's a neat experience to be able to bring this great rivalry into the homes of Adair and Russell County. Being a former Russell County varsity basketball player, (1999-2001) it makes it even more satisfying. I'm just glad we can make it available to those who enjoy watching games at home or have trouble getting out from time-to-time due to health reasons. Making a difference for those people is what it's all about."

Be sure to tune in or come out to the game this Friday to watch the Lakers versus the Indians and thanks for supporting your local schools!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Basketball Broadcast Schedule 2010-2011

Duo County Telecom Basketball Broadcast Schedule 2010-2011

All Times (CT)

Lindsey Wilson College (Adair, Russell & Cumberland)
19th, 8 PM - LWC Men vs. Cumberland University

9th, 6 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. University of the Cumberlands

6th, 6 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. WVIT
8th, 2 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. University of Rio Grande
20th, 6 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. Campbellsville
29th 2 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. Pikeville College

17th, 6 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. Shawnee State University
19th, 2 PM - LWC Men and Women vs. Georgetown University

Russell County High School
16th, 6 PM - RCHS G/B vs. Metcalfe County
17th, 6 PM - RCHS G/B vs. Clinton County

24th, 6 PM - RCHS G/B vs. Cumberland County

8th, 6 PM - RCHS G/B vs. Barren County
11th, 5:30 PM - RCHS G/B @ Adair County (Russell & Adair markets)

18th, 6 PM - RCHS vs Allen County Scottsville

Adair County High School
3rd, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. Green County
7th, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. Marion County

21st, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. Nelson County
25th, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. Taylor County

4th, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. Campbellsville
11th, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. Russell County
18th, 5:30 PM - ACHS G/B vs. hart County

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Duo County Telephone Member since 1964 makes office visit

Duo county Telephone member since 1964, Hubert Bowmer, paid a visit to the office with his original membership certificate. Duo County Telephone VP/CFO shakes hands and thanks Mr. Bowmer for his dedication to the Telephone Cooperation.

Above is a video clip of Mr. Bower's visit.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Duo County Is Now Open Later

On September 14th, Duo County Telecom's (DCT) Jamestown Customer Care Center kept it's doors open until 5 PM for the first time.

After several months of observation, DCT's CEO, Bill Magruder, realized that the previous hours of operation of 7 AM-4 PM were not efficiently serving our customers.

In order to give DCT's voice, video, internet wireless customers a better time-frame to ask questions and order services, we have adjusted our Jamestown office's hours to 8 AM-5PM.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Duo County Telecom helps Adair County Band Reach Goal!

Duo County Telecom Director of Marketing, Eric West, hands a check for $1,000 to Adair County High School’s band director, Tom Case, and band booster president, Doyle Lloyd. This tops off the Band’s yearlong campaign to raise $140,000 for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

“Duo County is proud to commend Mr. Tom Case, his students, their parents, as well as the work of former Band Director, Tim Allen,” says West. “The band represents Adair County with the highest of honor and we are happy to support their effort wholeheartedly.”

Although American citizens have been wading through a recession for the past year, ACHS supporters show where their hearts still reside: in their children’s future.

“I would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped the Adair County Band kids reach their goal…” states Doyle Lloyd from his Twitter account,

To find out more about the Adair County High School Band’s journey to make history on Thanksgiving Day, 2009, visit their website at