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Capt. Justin Owens: Adair County's 1st JROTC Instructor

2016-08-25 - Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County School District.
After years of anticipation and countless hours of work by Adair County school administrators, a Jr. Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is finally up and operating at Adair County High School. Under the tutelage of Capt. Justin Owens, above the district's newly-hired instructor for the course, students with aspirations for military service finally have a viable career path option.

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CJE Mike Stephens, Gov. Matt Bevin & Mayor Curtis Hardwick

2016-08-25 - Galt House, 140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Photo from Adair County CJE Micheal Lee Stephens.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin stopped for a visit with, left Adair County CJE Mike Stephens, and Columbia Mayor Curtis D. Hardwick after the Governor's Luncheon at the Governor's Local Issues Conference Louisville, KY, today, Thursday, August 25, 2016. This morning local leaders were given updates on progress in Agriculture and Tourism. And, the Columbia leaders received good news on a major employment development for the county, but could publicly say only to expect the announcement in the next few days from the Governor's office. CJE Stephens said that most or all of the county's seven magistrates are at the meeting.

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KY Tourism's Kristen Branscum puts tourism in persepective

2016-08-25 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Adair County CJE Mike Stephens.
Our area's locally grown - in Russell County - Kentucky Commissioner of Tourism Kristen Branscum is the speaking today at the Governor's luncheon for tourism, explains the the 2015 Tourism Revenues in Kentucky, $13.7 BILLION, which, to put in proper perspective that the Agriculture Department gave this morning as a $6 Billion Agriculture industry in Kentucky. The Tourism Commission is marketing Kentucky tourism as "The front porch of the South" for vacations. I agree, especially the water attractions at Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow, Barren River and Green River Lake. Adair County sits right in the middle, perfectly positioned. - Mike Stephens. Photo taken today, Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Louisville, KY, at the Governor's Conference in Louisville. Mike Stephens is Adair County Judge Executive.

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James (Pokus) Judd, Adair Co., KY (1959-2016)

2016-08-25 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

James (Pokus) Judd, Adair Co., KY (1959-2016)

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Richard Lee and Marsha Walker on a rare vacation

2016-08-25 - Grand Canyon National Park - Photo from family collection.
While Richard Lee Walker has retired from developing new projects he can still be found serving his community and customers in his real estate office on Burkesville Street in downtown Columbia. He loves his hometown so much that Marsha says it's difficult to get him to take a vacation. She won this time, however, on this trip to the Grand Canyon.

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