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A new era begins

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Welcome to The County Line at adair-russell.com, a new venture aimed at providing news, sports, entertainment, education and local interest content to the communities of Adair and Russell counties. 

As this site’s owners and founders, we could not possibly be more excited to connect with our people in this new and exciting endeavor. We are each award-winning journalists who bring more than two decades of combined experience into our new roles. 

The County Line’s goal — first and foremost, and always above all else — is to tell the truth. We believe in the constitutionally protected right and responsibility of journalism to speak truth to power and that citizens in this great nation deserve to know as much as possible about the goings-on in their communities, counties, states, and country. 

Other goals are to inform the public; promote local business, entrepreneurship, and tourism; and shine a spotlight on this community’s vibrant, rural culture and achievements both cooperative and individual.

Each of us have an extensive background in newspapers, and previous positions include editor, assistant editor, sportswriter, photographer, composition manager, and general manager at newspapers across central Kentucky, in addition to freelance work.

In the coming days, weeks, months, and years, this website will provide a steady, daily stream of text, video, and audio posts that we believe will be of value to the great people of these two counties, as well as those unfortunate, unlucky souls who have a connection to the area but do not live here.

We want your help! Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a story, addition for our Wall of Veterans, a name to add to our birthdays and anniversaries calendar, or an event to add to our community calendar. Specifically, our church page is still a major work in progress. We have a few listed so you can see what information to send, but with your help, we’ll soon have a comprehensive directory! Just shoot us an email at countyline@adair-russell.com.  

As lifelong residents of Adair and Russell counties and graduates of Lindsey Wilson College, we love this area and look forward to providing our own small contribution to the community and culture that raised us.


John Overby & Wes Feese 

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Wes Feese is one of this company's owners and founders. He has previously worked as an editor, news reporter, sportswriter, photographer, and freelance contributor for newspapers across central Kentucky. He grew up in the Egypt community of Adair County and is a graduate of Adair County High School and Lindsey Wilson College.