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Adair County, Kentucky

US county information
NameAdair County
US Area
Total Area412.23 sq mi (1067.7 km2)
Land Area406.84 sq mi (1053.7 km2)
Water Area5.39 sq mi (14 km2)
Population18656 (2010)
Density16.4/km2 (42.4/sq mi)
Named forJohn Adair, Governor of Kentucky (1820 1824)
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1802. As of 2010, the population is 18,656. Its county seat is Columbia, Kentucky . The county is named for John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24.

It was formed out of Green County in 1801.

Adair County also has one of the few remaining American Chestnut trees in America.

Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county. It is represented in District 51 in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican, John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville, the seat of Taylor County. Its previous representatives, all Republicans, included were Russ Mobley, Ricky Lee Cox, Ray H. Altman, and Herman Rattliff. The state senator from District 16 is David L. Williams of Burkesville, the President of the Kentucky Senate. Williams's predecessor, Doug Moseley, who served from 1974 1987, formerly resided in Adair County.

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Death Sentence Upheld In Adair County Triple Slaying - LEX18 Lexington KY News Tweet this news
LEX18 Lexington KY News--A jury convicted Meece in 2006 in the deaths of veterinarian Joseph Wellnitz, 50; his wife, Beth, 40; and their son, Dennis, 20, in -Adair County-. Prosecutors said Meece and the Wellnitz's surviving daughter, Meg Wellnitz Ap - Date : Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:57:57 GMT+00:00
MEECE v. COMMONWEALTH - Tweet this news to evidence introduced at trial, Meece shot and killed Joe Wellnitz, his wife, Beth, and their son Dennis in their home in Columbia, -Adair County-, -Kentucky- in the early morning hours of February 26, 1993, at the behest, ... - Date : Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:05:25 GMT+00:00
Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch celebrates 36th year - Cadiz Record Tweet this news
Cadiz Record--Session 3 began June 19 with campers from the following counties: -Adair-, Carter, Floyd, Fulton, Grayson, Hancock, Henry, Hickman, Jessamine, Johnson, LaRue, Lawrence, Menifee, Nelson, Owen, Pike, Scott, Simpson, Trigg, Union and Wolfe. ... - Date : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:30:59 GMT+00:00
Adair Man Dies in Farm-Related Accident - Adair Progress Tweet this news
Adair Progress--Casey Bennett, of Weed-Keltner Road, Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred on PD Pyles Road off -KY- 61 North around 4:45 pm Thursday, June 16. According to -Adair County- Sheriff Harrison Moss, Bennett - Date : Fri, 17 Jun 2011 15:45:43 GMT+00:00
State police say man was run over, then shot - WAVE Tweet this news
WAVE---ADAIR COUNTY-, -KY- (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police say a man in southern Kentucky was shot and killed after he was run over by a car Tuesday. At approximately 6 pm Central time on June 7 state troopers responding to a call from the 5900 block of Ru - Date : Wed, 08 Jun 2011 12:12:48 GMT+00:00
The Cardinal Times: Varsity teams end district play with record of 3-1 - Tweet this news round one of the bracket, the Cardinals took on the -Adair County- Indians. The outcome was a substantial lead of 58- 48. “This game was one of the best games all season,” said Tevin Webster, senior. Tevin continued to say, “My freshm - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:14:53 GMT+00:00
The Cardinal Times: TC announces new Head Football Coach Eric Graves - Tweet this news recently, Graves had been serving as head coach for the -Adair County- Indians where he took his teams to the playoffs three out of his four years on the gridiron. “I'm excited about being at Taylor County. I've lived in the c - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:15:27 GMT+00:00
A legend leaves: Greene has no regrets as retirement approaches - Murray Ledger and Times Tweet this news
Murray Ledger and Times--This past season was intended to be a transitional year to new head coach Joey -Adair-, who was named coach-in-waiting in March of 2010. -Adair- coached the junior varsity team and spent much of his time getting to know the younge - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:13:09 GMT+00:00
Jersey Receives Monetary Gifts - World Dairy Diary Tweet this news
World Dairy Diary---...- Warren County Farm Bureau, Bowling Green, -Ky-.; -Adair County- District Cooperative Extension, Columbia, -Ky-.; Dr. Robert W. and Debra K. Thompson, Franklin, -Ky-.; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bellamy III, Bryn Mawr, Penna.; Wickstrom J - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:23:44 GMT+00:00
Truck Driver Killed In Cumberland Parkway Crash - LEX18 Lexington KY News Tweet this news
LEX18 Lexington KY News--A Rockcastle County truck driver was killed when his truck ran off the Cumberland Parkway in -Adair County- Friday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 pm central time near mile marker 54, just 5 miles from Columbia. -Kentucky- Stat - Date : Sat, 19 Mar 2011 02:42:21 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Adair County, Kentucky

County seat: Columbia
Absher * Barnett Springs * Bliss * Breeding * Cane Valley * Casey Creek * Chance * Christine * Coburg * Craycraft * Crocus * Cundiff * Dunbar Hill * Ella * Eunice * Fairplay * Feathersburg * Flatwood * Gadberry * Garlin * Gentrys Mill * Glens Fork * Gradyville * Holmes * Inroad * Joppa * Kellyville * Keltner * Knifley * Milltown * Montpelier * Neatsville * Nell * Ozark * Pellyton * Pickett * Portland * Purdy * Sparksville * Toria * Weed
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties.

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