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Hello and Good Morning Logan County. It is a good time to be alive and I am so glad to tell you I have been given a great bill of health from my doctors. I have had a series of tests and many doctors from three different great hospitals. I was and am a bit low on blood platelets. It seems that I have a “look alike” situation where I had been diagnosed with something far worse than what I actually have. To me to have diagnoses that tells you have a health problem that gives you only one to three years life expectantly to a different diagnosis that says you can live a long and normal life for many years is a great diagnosis for the future. I am always a happy guy but now I am even a happier guy. Prayer can change things and I thank all of you and your churches that have been praying for me.

When I was looking at historic homes in Russellville for a possible purchase a great young fellow named Adam Haley showed me a beautiful old home on 4th street. I was very impressed by the home and by Adam. I told him that I would try to put him in my column in the future and so here it is.

Adam Haley was born in 1990 and will be 24 years old April 5 of next week. He grew up in Auburn and attended the local middle school where he was in the band and played basketball. He then attended LCHS where he played basketball, was active in FFA, wood shop and drafting. He has an older sister and a younger brother. He told me he helped raise cattle on the family farm and fished a lot in a pond on the farm. (He still likes to fish a lot!)

After high school graduation in 2008 he attended Western Kentucky University for three years until the lure of the family auctioneering and real estate business brought him back to Logan County. By the way did I tell you Adam is 6’5” tall. He sort of sticks out in a crowd! He towers above most everyone else in a room.

Adam received his real estate license in 2011. In 2013 he attended a national training school in Indianapolis and received the distinguished certification in Auctioneer Education. He holds the title of Accredited Auctioneer of Re estate. (He is now one of only 10 in all of Kentucky to hold that title.)

Adam is one of the youngest members of Rotary International in all of Kentucky. He is an auctioneer for the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. He is a full time realtor in Logan County and also sales a Louisville bank’s property in Barren, Monroe, Logan and Butler Counties. He owns his own home and a small camp site at Old Spa Lake. He is one of Logan County’s most eligible bachelors and likes politics. He has a goal to gain his re estate broker’s license and possibly run for political office some day.

If you would like to sale or buy some property contact Adam Hailey at 726-2900 or e-mail Adam@HaileyAuctionsandRealty.com. His office is located at 644 Hopkinsville Road in Russellville.

Logan County badly needs a performing arts center. It actually has one but it remains unfinished. The theater on 4th Street is the ideal place. It is a part of a program called “Main Street”. A lot of money has been spent on the building. The outside is restored including the parking, sidewalks and front. The lobby, box office, offices and restrooms are completed as well. They look beautiful and are as nice as any in Kentucky. The actual room where the spectators sit, the stage and performers dressing rooms remain unfinished. It will take about $350,000 to finish the project. (Maybe a little less.)

Darlene Gooch is the director of the program. She has worked hard for the project. There is a board of directors that meet regularly and want to move the project. The problem is lack of financial support for the project. Both the city and county government should help to see this program through to completion. The banks and other financial institutions in the community could do more. The big corporations in the county could help as well.

The building (lobby) is available for rental for wedding receptions, reunions, birthday parties and the like. It is a beautiful place to have and event and the parking is plentiful. For rental call Darlene Gooch. People who read this column could make contributions or even leave something in their wills.

Logan County needs a performing arts center. It is highly unusual that a county our size and a town the size of Russellville does not have such a center. We lose out on a lot of opportunities to have good entertainment to come our way. It could also double as a movie theater when available.

Time to go. Thanks for all the positive comments and e-mails about the need for a good county fair. I am afraid we are not going to have one. I see little or no planning and preparation for an event that is due in about 110 days.

Till next time good by to Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.

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