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Remembering a famous Adair Countian: Hudson Willis

He made a radio program a daily production, wrote newpaper columns and a book and in many ways, was a man ahead of his time. He was one of a handful of entrepreneurs in South Central Kentucky to bring cable television to rural American towns. To his dying day he was one of the most beloved figures in Adair County history.

Below is an entry on Willis the author by Mike Watson, who shares a photo of "Beanpole," from the past today.
Hudson "Beanpole" Willis

Beanpole, as he was best known to most, was a natural humorist and, thankfully, turned his hand to writing. His columns, published in the Adair County News, Statesman, Find, and other Waggener-Walker papers, exemplified his brand of down-home humor that made his readers sit back and laugh at themselves and their foibles. His Best of Beanpole is highly sought after today by Adair bibliophiles.
Excerpt above from MIKE WATSON, Adair County Authors III posted 2013-05-26 08:15:27 on CM and included entries also on Charles Garnett Baker, SR; Judge Herschel Clay Bker, Judge Rolliin T. Hurt, Ruth Paull Burdette, Nancy Montgomery Berley, Chester Raymond Young, Welcome Hamon, Margie Burris Coffey, Nancy Randolph (Randy) Flowers, and Minnie Corbin Rhubarts.

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Favorite Old Photo: Hudson Willis

2014-11-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo from collection of Mike Watson. For many years he was the voice of early Columbia, KY radio. - Hudson "Beanpole" Willis was an amazing entertainer on WAIN, a favorite columnist for the Columbia, KY Daily Statesman, an author (Best & Worst of Beanpole) and a beloved figure in town who brought cable Tv to Columbia. The photo above is from the collection of Adair County Historian Mike Watson. Comments welcome. - CM. See also: A Pearl of Wisdom from Beanpole by Dave Rosenbaum.
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