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Graduation Day on The County Line

Here we are again, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve made it through another week, and you know how we celebrate that achievement around here: Crank the George Jones because it’s finally Friday. 

This weekend is extra special for folks on either side of The County Line, as both Adair and Russell counties’ high schools will celebrate graduation with commencement ceremonies tonight. Adair County got a head start in recognizing its Class of 2022 last night with senior awards, while several of Russell County’s soon-to-be graduates were busy winning the 4th Region Baseball Tournament. 

Both ceremonies are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in each school’s respective gymnasiums. The County Line salutes all of this year’s graduating seniors, wishes them the best of luck in whatever their futures might hold, and is confident that students from the Class of 2022 — with special shout-outs to RCHS grads Sienna Overby and Amber Overby, the niece and cousin of this site’s other co-owner, John — will represent their communities well for years and decades to come. 

With that in mind, a graduation-themed Quote of the Day, courtesy of C.S. Lewis:

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

True words here. High school graduation feels like an ending, but it’s really the beginning of everything else, something hopefully better. As much as this year’s class will surely miss these days and cherish the memories, they’re just now at the point where they’re in charge of most of their life decisions. I’m confident they’ll make the best of it and that the challenges they’ve already conquered will pale in comparison to the achievements yet to come.

Let’s check in with the intern for today’s weather:

Just a few minutes past 6 a.m., it’s hovering right at 60 degrees at the company’s Adair branch in north Columbia, although the rainfall that persisted through the night and early morning has subsided for the time being. Intern correspondents in Jamestown and Russell Springs report identical 60-degree temps and that the rain showers have likewise stopped for the time being. The high today is projected at just south of 70 degrees across The County Line coverage area. Expect more rainfall sometime between late morning and early afternoon. 

That’s it for now. Before we go, a few words on this site’s CHURCH DIRECTORY: Each week, The County Line will be highlighting the most recent additions to our Church Directory page. If you would like to have your church added to the directory for FREE, submit the church’s name, pastor, address, phone number, and website to countyline@adair-russell.com. If you would like to sponsor this page, email countyline@adair-russell.com or call John at 270-566-0764 or Wes at 270-250-1726 to find out more information. 

Here are the most recent church directory additions:

  • Russell Springs First Baptist Church
    • Pastor: Christian Naylor
    • Address: 392 E Steve Wariner Drive
    • Phone: 270-866-6495
    • Website: https://rs1.church/
  •  Jamestown Christian Church
  • Battlefield Baptist Church
    • Pastor: Mark Lawless
    • Address: 954 W Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY 42642
    • Phone: 270-866-1008
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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.