Sharon Burton is founder and publisher of the Adair County Community Voice, a weekly newspaper in Columbia, Ky. and The Farmer’s Pride, a statewide newspaper that provides hometown news for Kentucky’s farm community.
The Community Voice was first published in 2002 and since then the publication has earned numerous first place awards through the Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Contest. Sharon is known for her passion for “community journalism” and the need for transparency in government. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian.
The Adair County Community Voice is committed to providing objective, aggressive and thorough news coverage of Columbia and Adair County. We appreciate the support of our readers and advertisers as we strive to provide our community with excellent hometown news coverage.
Adair County Community Voice
316 Public Sq
P.O. Box 159
Columbia, Ky. 42728
Sharon Burton is the founder of Farmland Publications, Inc. and the publisher/editor of the Adair County Community Voice and The Farmer’s Pride. She started the Community Voice in 2002, and the publication has earned numerous awards through the Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Contest. She is known for her passion for “community journalism” and the need for transparency in government. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian. In 2019 she received the Lewis Owens Award, presented by the Lexington Herald Leader, in recognition of distinguished service to the community. In 2022, she received the Community Newspaper Champion Award from the National Newspaper Association. She was honored to serve as president of the Kentucky Press Association in 2021.
She and her husband Donnie have one daughter, Toni, and two granddaughters, Emma and Kenzie. Her family has played a major role in the success of the newspaper company, including her parents, Billy and Diane Neat.
Sharon can be reached at:
Toni Humphress is general manager and graphic designer at Farmland Publications Inc. She has essentially grown up in the newspaper business and there isn’t a job or task within the newspaper business that she hasn’t done.
She is a mom to two girls, Emma and Kenzie, and has three bonuses that she loves immensely. When not at work she is spending time with children, enjoys doing DIY projects around the house and learning her way around power tools.
Toni can be reached at:
Sales & Marketing Director
JaCinda Warner is the sales and marketing director for the Community Voice and The Farmer’s Pride. JaCinda’s role with the company goes well beyond her title, and she has mastered tasks from the production department to readership development.
JaCinda and her fiancé, Andrew, share their hearts with sons Halen and Hyson.
JaCinda can be reached at: