Adairville will be featured in a new reality program that debuts this weekend on CMT, and the locals are anxious to see how life in southern Logan County is portrayed.
“Tobacco Wars” is a new five-episode series that premiers on CMT Saturday at 9 p.m. and is about a pair of tobacco farming families in south Logan County.
According to the CMT press release, “Dark-fired tobacco is one of the nation’s oldest, richest and most precarious cash crops. Tobacco Wars takes an unfiltered look inside the lives of fourth and fifth generation Adairville, Ky., farmers who bet everything they have on the high-stakes dark fire industry.
“In tobacco country, carefully-guarded farming know-how and family traditions are passed down - and freedom is as essential as the air they breathe. It’s a high-stress world, but these folks blow off steam with ease, living their country life to the fullest with endless wagering and outrageous country-boy hijinks.
“In the first episode, the Gainous farm welcomes home college student Zeke but questions whether his farm work is up to snuff after spending time away at college. Across the county at the Law farm, Mark Law battles with his two best workers - his daughters - who just can’t seem to make it to work on time.”
Adairville mayor Donna Blake said that she was asked to allow the production company to film in the city cemetery by signing a release, but she wasn’t comfortable doing that.
“Since it was city property, they wanted me to sign something, but I told them I wasn’t going to do that,” Blake said. “I didn’t want anybody coming to me whose family gravestones were shown on television if they didn’t want them to be.”
Blake said she is hoping that the south Logan town will be shown in a positive light.
“When I first heard about it, I was thinking maybe they wouldn’t even mention Adairville,” Blake said. “But you can see our water tower really clearly in the promo.”