Adairville South Logan Chamber of Commerce

Adairville South Logan Chamber of Commerce The Adairville South Logan Chamber of Commerce was established in 1949 with the late James Q. Di**le as President. In the early 60's, the organization incorporated.

The Chamber has been a vital part of the Adairville community since 1949. They sponsor the Adairville Strawberry Festival which celebrated it's 64th year in 2010. The money raised from the festival has been used to help the fire department, ambulance service, playground equipment for the community park and has contributed the money for the beautification for the downtown park.


Don't forget the campaign to raise money for the composite picture restoration. Some money has come in but not very much. I am challenging each class to raise $100 for a picture. That is a very small amount. So let's see which class can raise the most. We need about $3000 to get them all redone. Send your check to Adairville School, 226 School Avenue, Adairvlle, Kentucky 42202 and put on there what year you are supporting and we will see which class raises the most. Ok, Class of 69 show me your money.

Celebrate with us the 210th anniversary of the Jackson-Dickinson DuelCome and witness a time when honor was worth dying ...

Celebrate with us the 210th anniversary of the Jackson-Dickinson Duel

Come and witness a time when honor was worth dying for, on May 21 at 1pm during the Adairville Strawberry Festival.

Dave Dockins as Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States and Alexander Brindley as a young Nashville attorney Charles Dickinson, together with the rest of our creative team and reenactors from the Hermitage will demonstrate an improved and more bloody affair of honor between the two gentlemen, whose rivalry led to one of the most famous duels in American history.

On May 23, 1806 Jackson and Dickinson faced each other in the duel just two miles west of Adairville, on the banks of the Red River.

Martina Brindley, the stage director


Great entertainment line-up this year for the festival.

Local Talent Showcase on Thursday night.
Clay Bilyeu will be hosting several of our local singers. We have about 8 or 10 people from our area that will be singing. So far we have Hannah Lawrence, Joshua Lawrence, Lydia Manley, Harley Roberton, Jaclyn Batchelor, Janie Tyler Karyn Kutzman, Bella Gaddis, Bryan Thaxton, and Clay Bilyeu which is a great line-up. It anyone else wants to sing, dance, comedy routine, give me a call and we will get you in the line up.
Friday night at 5 we will have Adairvlle's own Gospeltones at 5 p.m., then at 7:30 Four on the Floor will rock us out for the night with all the oldies. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a great Friday.
Saturday at 5 the By Faith Band will be on the square at 4:00 singing gospel and some country.
At 7:30 Adairville's own Nick Riggins and The Hard Dog band will close out the festival singing songs from their latest CD. which is very good.
Also we have the Stevenson family and friends singers and pickers that will be performing sometime during the day on Saturday. We have not finalized the time on this yet. This will feature our own Jimmy Laurent on the washtub. You won't want to miss this. They are very good. Love hearing them pick and sing.


Save the Alumni Pictures Campaign!!!!!
The Alumni Composites that hang in the hall at the Adairville School are in dire need of re-framing and sprucing up. Let's raise the money to do this. There are 28 total so let's shoot for $3000. Send your donations payable to Adairville School, 226 School Avenue, Adairville, Kentucky 42202. Be sure and put on there what it is for


Please get the word out. Due to low participation in the Sr. Miss pageant at the Strawberry Festival, this year if we don't have 10 contestants by May 1st, we will not have the Sr Pageant.

Don't miss Nick Riggins, Matt Jenkins and me on WRUS Feedback this Wednesday, 9 am.  They will be talking about their fr...

Don't miss Nick Riggins, Matt Jenkins and me on WRUS Feedback this Wednesday, 9 am. They will be talking about their friendship, their rivalry, and their new CD. Some of the songs on the CD will be played that morning. Then everyone is invited down to "The Country" on 28th Avenue North in Nashville on April 1st to party down with Nick and the Harddogs. I am also attaching a bio about the two of these guys.

Contact: Matt Jenkins
[email protected]


Nick Riggins and The Hard Dogs to perform free concert at Adairville Strawberry Festival. Band features reunited Logan County boyhood friends
Nick Riggins and Matt Jenkins
Nashville, TN March 15, 2016 - They met as teens in Logan County talent shows and FFA. They played in a successful rock band in the 1980s, and now Nick Riggins and Matt Jenkins are making music again in the outlaw country band, Nick Riggins and The Hard Dogs.
Riggins grew up on Riggins Road, a sixth generation Adairville tobacco and vegetable farmer and son of Bud Riggins and long-time Adairville High School teacher Lois Riggins Ezelle, who now is the executive director at the Tennessee State Museum.
Matt Jenkins was raised in Auburn16 miles down US-68 from Riggins on a farm where his family raised Simmental cows. His father is actor Ken Jenkins, best known for his role as Dr Kelso on TV’s Scrubs and his mother is the artist Joan Patchen.
Nick and Matt first met as teens in 1976 while competing in a talent show at the old Adairville High school Auditorium. Riggins was singing and Jenkins was playing banjo in a duet with his brother, Daniel on fiddle. “I didn’t like them at all”, says Riggins with a laugh, “Who are those these little… jerks from Auburn?”
The boys kept running into each other at competitions and were both active in local FFA chapters. Nick and Matt joined forces as band mates, with Nick on vocals, Matt on drums, and Bob Kommersmith on bass guitar. Their group, ADONIS was a leading force in Nashville’s rock scene throughout the 1980s.
Jenkins moved to New York City and lived and played drums in LA, Detroit, and Chicago. Riggins has been recording and performing his music with some of the region’s top players. Two years ago Nick entered the world of TV starring in the Logan County-filmed CMT Tobacco Wars with his friends Scott Gainous and Mark Law, among other locals.
Matt returned to Nashville in 2014 and he and Nick reunited with Bob Kommersmith, a seasoned session and touring bass player to rekindle the musical magic they shared in the 1980s. The three are joined by rhythm guitarist Hunter Nash and lead guitarist TJ Larkin who complete The Hard Dogs.
Nicks latest album Farmed and Dangerous on AGR Records features the single, Guitars, Girls and Whiskey. The video was filmed during a live concert at Nashville’s Springwater Supper Club, featuring a rowdy crowd of Logan County longtime fans and friends.
Nick Riggins and The Hard Dogs will bring their signature brand of outlaw country with a free concert at the Adairville Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. They will also be performing at The Country Nashville on April 1, 2016 at 7:00.
Nick Riggins and The Hard Dogs
April 1, 2016 7:00 pm No Cover. The Country Nashville, 110 28th Ave. N Nashville, TN
May 7, 2016 Adairville Strawberry Festival, Adairville, KY

Guitars Girls and Whiskey video:

Farmed and Dangerous EPK:

As the 70th year for the Strawberry Festival nears the first 2 pictures are of the queen and her court for that first fe...

As the 70th year for the Strawberry Festival nears the first 2 pictures are of the queen and her court for that first festival. The third picture is an early float of beautiful young ladies


As the 70th year for the Strawberry Festival nears the first 2 pictures are of the queen and her court for that first festival. The third picture is an early float of beautiful young ladies.A


Strawberry Festival Time is right around the corner and this is the 70th year for this homecoming. Some special things will be coming out in the near future. I am excited about Saturday, the 21st after the parade and auction, we will have the Allen and Armistead family pickers, players and singers, then the always popular Gospeltones. That night about 7:30 or 8, we will have Nick Riggins and The Hard Dogs playing and singing. Nick, Matt Jenkins and I will be on Feedback with Don Neagle this coming Wednesday the 23rd at 9 am. Listen in for a snippet of their latest CD. More info on the festival to follow.


Adairville Water Works customers may experience a water outage beginning between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. on Monday July 20th. The outage is expected to last approximately one hour and is for the following streets only:
East Gallatin Street
North and South Ewing Street
Franklynn Hills Drive
James Lake Road and
North Main Street from Gallatin Street to Burr Alley


Scott Waste has called and will not pick up anything this week.
On Monday, Feb 23 put out both bins. They will pick up garbage on Monday, but leave recycle bin out until it is emptied. They are not sure when they will get to it but they will get it. If you have questions call City Hall at 270-539-6731 or me at 270-772-2175.


Want to get the word out that plans are being made for a Meet and Greet time for all Adairville Alumni at the Strawberry Festival on May 16th after the Parade. We want to make this an annual event and encourage all alumni to return and get together for a fun time. If you would like to help, call me at 270-772-2175. Nancy Delk and Sarah Flowers are chairing this but they need people from each graduating class willing to contact their class. I think this will be a fun time and a time to renew acquaintances from your high school days. I've also talked to William Locke about the remaining Monarchs coming together with some help from other musicians to play on Saturday night. Kerry Davis, Bobby's daughter, and Alan Walker, Wesley's son may help with the singing. Will keep you posted.


We have a new business open in Adairville. It is at Sonny's Market and has liquidation and close out merchandise from Walmart, Kmart, and Sears. Everything is half price of what it is originally marked. Great buys. Be sure and go by and check it out.


Planning for a Barbeque Cook off. Anyone interested come to a meeting Monday night, July 22 at the Chamber office in Adairville. Wayne Stratton, Dick Dickerson, Christy Harper and others are chairing this. So, if you have helped organize one, been to one, or cooked at one, we need your help.


Spectacular Entertainment at the Festival this Year
On Saturday night, May 11th after the dinner,
Blue Light Special from Bowling Green Kentucky will entertain you for your listening pleasure or put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away.
On Thursday evening the ever popular Karaoke contest will be held again. Clay Bilyeu will entertain between age groups and afterwards.
On Friday evening, after the Kiddie Parade and Pet Show Yours Truly Gospel Band will entertain you will some of your favorite gospel songs.
Then another evening of dancing in the streets with the ever popular Jimmy Church Band from Nashville, TN
On Saturday afternoon the enjoyable Grass Pac Bluegrass Band from Springfield, TN will entertain and hopefully will bring their cloggers back. That evening Chapter 11 from Bowling Green, KY will close out the evening with their mixture of country and oldies.
This year promises to be a great year for all genre's of music, so eveyone should be happy with at least some of the selections.


The summer cornhole tournament dates are:
March 23rd
April 13th
May 18th
June 15th
July 13th
August 17th
September 14th
October 19th

Should offer a great day of fun. If your organization or you personally would like to set up with a yard sale, bake sale or craft sale, just come to town and set up. First come, first serve basis. We are not wanting food vendors for this because we want to encourage people to eat at our restaurant 431 Grill and shop at the Country Angel as well as the Hardware Store, Trimble's and BP. We will try to have some music during this time period also.


Make your plans now to get in the Chrismtas Spirit by attending "Christmas in Adairville" on Saturday, December 1st. Below is a list of things happening that day.
10:30 - 5:00 Country Angel Open House
12:00 - 5:00 Chamber/Museum Open House
2:00 - 4:00 Santa
Strolling Carolers
2:00 - 5:00 Tour of Homes
Paul & Kathy Wix West Gallatin Street
Dan & Barbara Hallman Fugate Street
Sean & Lee Willeford S. Main Street
The Art School N. Church Street

Tickets for the tour can be bought at Country Angel or the Chamber

For information call: 270-772-2175


Make your plans now to get in the Chrismtas Spirit by attending "Christmas in Adairville" on Saturday, December 1st. Below is a list of things happening that day.
10:30 - 5:00 Country Angel Open House
12:00 - 5:00 Chamber/Museum Open House
2:00 - 4:00 Santa
Strolling Carolers
2:00 - 5:00 Tour of Homes
Paul & Kathy Wix West Gallatin Street
Dan & Barbara Hallman Fugate Street
Sean & Lee Willeford S. Main Street
The Art School N. Church Street

Tickets for the tour can be bought at Country Angel or the Chamber

For information call: 270-772-2175


The 66th Annual Strawberry Festival will kick off on May 12 with teh 5k Run followed by the Car, Truck & Tractor Show at 1 p.m. The next week will continue with the Beauty Pageants, Adairville Idol contest, vendors, rides and lots of entertainment. The Link Family on Thursday afternoon followed by Adairville Idol, on Friday, the Silvertones in the afternoon followed by Chapter 11 from Franklin, Ky., then after the parade will be Grass Pac, a bluegrass band and the grand finale on Saturday night will be the ever popular Skip Bond and the Fugitives. So whatever your music preference, hopefully we have it covered.


Hippity Hoppity, Easter is on it's way. Save the date. March 31st, Easter in Adairville, beginning at 12 noon, there will be kids games in the park, the Easter Bunny will be in the gazebo and you can have your picture make. Bake Sale, Easter Bonnet contest winner announced. Then at 1p.m. Easter Parade, followed by Easter Egg Hunt. Prizes, fun and so much more. If you want to enter a hat in Easter Bonnet contest, take it to city hall or by the chamber office. they will be displayed with a jar and whoever collects the most money for their hat will be the winner. For info call 847-7246 or 772-2175. Coming soon in regarding the Strawberry Festival.


Great meeting. Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting Adairville.


Don't forget meeting tonight.


Chamber meeting this Thursday night, January19th, 5 p.m. at Chamber office. Historical society meets following Chamber meeting. Come out and support your Chamber and Historical Society. We need you involved. Many things are coming up this year and the rewards you received by volunteering are numersous, so come out and see what's happening.


Ok gonna throw some things out there and if you might be interested in helping or chairing let Nannette or me know (this is Donna).
Easter Charirperson (March 31) (egg hunt, games, parade)
Dinner Play---director, actor, actress, stage & prop, costumes, make-up, lighting, chef, server, etc
Strawberry Festival (May 12-19) Chairpersons needed for some events
Savage Cave Day---Organize for local people to show relics, vendors, port-a-potties, entertainment, Native American dancers
Fall Fest----Organize arts and crafts, storytelling, entertainment, cemetery tours, chili cook-off
Christmas -- Tour of Homes, chamber open house, live nativity, santa, strolling carolers, United Methodist Temple Bell Choir

There has to be some people out there that would love to help with some of these activities. This community is loaded with talented people and if everyone does one part, it won't be so hard to have lots of community activities. Let us know what you think.


The Chamber and Historical Society are gearing up for a busy 2012. We need people to volunteer. You will be blessed by helping in any capacity because you are helping your community. Join the Chamber and the Historical Society or just simply let someone in the chamber or historical society know you wamt to help. Easter needs chair. A dinner/play and will need lots of volunteers for that. Of course, the 66th annual Strawberry Festival is coming up and we need help!!! Also, in the spring we need help with the cleaning at the cave, a possible garden tour in June, a Fall Fest, and then Christmas is upon us again. WE NEED YOU!!! Don't be bashful. Call and volunteer in some area that interests you. Call 847-7246 or 772-2175


Chamber and Historical Society open house this Saurday, December 17, 2011 from 4 pm. to 8 p.m. Stop by and see items in museum. Refeshments . Drive around town and enjoy the sights of Christmas. Lots of beautiful decorations.


Chamber meeting tomorrow night 5 pm in new chamber office.


Chamber meeting Thursday, August 18, 5 p.m. BE There or BE Square!!!


Saturday, September 10th will be the annual City Wide Yard Sale. Clean out your closets, garages, drawers, etc. and make some Christmas money. Set up in your yard and post signs or bring your goods to town and set up in the park. Fun time and make money.


Don't forget, Saturday, June 25 from 1-4 p.m. is the rescheduled Car, Truck, Tractor and Bike Show from the Strawberry Festival. Come out and enjoy the afternoon. Clay Bilyeu will be singing during the afternoon.


P O Box 266, Main St
Adairville, KY


(270) 539-2080


Brief History of Adairville -
(Taken from the 1976 Adairville Strawberry Festival Brochure)
Logan county was one of the first seven counties organized immediately after the admission of Kentucky in the Union as a state, and in the same year, 1792. The 13th in order of formation, it was taken from part of Lincoln County, and embraced nearly all of the state lying south of Green River. Since then, 28 counties have been wholly or partially carved from its territory. Located in the southwestern section of the state with the Tennessee state line forming its souther border, the county was named in honor of General Benjamin Logan who was an early pioneer in Kentucky and a hero of the Indian Wars.
Adairville, located 12 miles south of Russellville between the two forks of Red River and within one mile of the Tennessee state line, is on the direct road from Russellville to Nashville, and situated in a fertile section of farming country. Adairville, which was first settled and known as Kilgore's Station, had its name changed by General Robert Ewing in honor of John Adair, who served in the Indian wars and commanded the Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, and who was Governor of Kentucky from 1820 to 1824.
Settlements had been made at Adairville from the earliest beginning of the county's history. In fact, the earliest settlements of the county were made in the Adairville areas, as early as 1783. In 1792, Robert Ewing made his home near Adairville and he and Robert Traughber laid off the town on November 10, 1818. It became incorporated in 1833.
As early as June, 1800, the Red River Meeting House began its revivals and continued as a Cumberland Presbyterian congregation until 1916, when the building was finally torn down. However, a group promoted a restoration of the church and in 1959 a replica was erected at the original site.
On May 30, 1806, the famous duel between Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson was fought about two miles west of Adairville. After the duel, Jackson stopped at the Miller Spring and asked a slave woman for a drink of buttermilk. Dickinson, who had been shot straight through the body near the waist, was carried in a house nearby, where he suffered terribly all day and died that night about nine o'clock in agony. Jackson had been wounded by a bullet which broke several of his ribs and wounded the lung. The wound never fully healed, and plagued him for years afterwards. It was this wound which brought on the disease which finally caused his death.
The home of George Hite was near Adairville. His first wife was an aunt of Jesse and Frank James and the outlaws were said to have visited at his home.
Another noted attraction of Adairville was the beautiful old brick house build in 1862 by Adairville's most prominent citizen, Dr. James R. Bowling, who married General Ewing's daughter and became the leading physician of the community for 50 years.
On February 13, 1860, the Adairville Male and Female Academy opened as the first institution of learning for the town, but closed soon after the Civil War. Private and common schools existed through the year and in 1913 the Adairville High School became an approved high school. this building burned and in 1931 the present building was erected at a cost of $70,000.
In 1870 Adairville had a population of 214, it dropped to 148 in 1880. The present population is listed as 1068.
Around 1880, Adairville was said to have consisted of a weekly newspaper, a woolen mill, a grist mill, two hotels, six general stores, several groceries, a meat market, two drug stores, a millinery shop, and a saloon. There were also Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian churches and a public school.
A weekly newspaper, The Adairville Clipper, was established in 1878, then became the Adairville Banner in 1894, and finally, in 1901, the Adairville Enterprise. The last issue of the Adairville Enterprise was published February 21, 1974 by the editors, Marion and Bettie Barrett.
In 1879 telegraph service came to Adairville; a stage also ran daily from Russellville. Railroad service began in January, 1884, and there usually were two trains daily each way. The last train ran November 30, 1938, and the next year the track was torn up.
In 1886, the Peroples Bank organized, followed by the First National Bank in 1907. These two banks merged in 1965 and the bank was given the name of Adairville Banking Company.
During the decade from 1910 to 1920, Adairville was the scene of an annual fair and horse. Since 1947, the town participates in a Strawberry Festival, which is held for three days in the month of May at the strawberry picking season.
At on time, there were seven to***co warehouses in which to***co was prized. In the 1930's there were only two to***co warehouses and a to***co factory. All of these closed in the late thirties.
There have been several changes around the square since 1880. Today there are three groceries, a bank, library, upholstery shop, insurance company, ceramic shop, drive-in eating place, washeteria, used furniture store, record shop, auto parts shop, restaurant, feed mill, three service stations, post office, city hall, Western Auto store, two beauty shops, hardware store, fabric shop and a used car lot. The town has two plants---Auburn Hosiery Mill #2, which was opened in 1946 by Roger Kimball and Odom's Sausage Company, Inc of Kentucky, which was opened in 1964 with Jim Wilkerson as manager. Presently, the hosiery mill employes 75 people and the sausage plant has 105 employess. There are seven churches at the present time --two Baptist,two Methodist, Church of Christ, Independent church of Christ, and Immanuel Church of Christ.
Today Adairville Elementary School from Grades 1-3 located near the southern part of town and the Adairville High School for Grades 4-12 located near the northern part of the town have a total enrollment of 600 pupils and a faculty of 32.
The exploration of Cook's Cave (now known as Savage Cave) has added much interest to the history of this community.
Through an active Chamber of Commerce, Ladies Auxiliary, City Council, Fish & Game Club, Band Boosters Club, church and youth organizations, Adairville is a thriving town which is growing yearly, proud of its past, and ready for the future.


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Curious, does the city have codes concerning clean up of yard area and if so is there a code enforcer that is suppose to be enforcing? This is totally ridiculous sitting on my parents front porch in town and have this trash as a view. Obviously, there isn't a code enforcer or if there is he/she should look for further employment. Take note of the dog..ridiculous. Thanks..
CCDW class next Saturday August 5th at the Fish & Game club in Adairville Ky. We will start at 9am cost is $70 message me or call 270-772-2129 for more information.