Ballard County Superintendent remembered as dedicated man

Ed Adami (Courtesy: Ballard County School District)
Ed Adami (Courtesy: Ballard County School District)

BALLARD COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The superintendent of Ballard County Schools has died.

60-year-old Ed Adami passed away this morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a district spokesperson.

Adami took over as superintendent in 2004. During his tenure, Adami oversaw the final construction and the opening of the new Ballard Memorial High School and Ballard County Middle School. His co-workers say Adami was a dedicated superintendent and that his leadership will be greatly missed.

A graduate of Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri, Adami received a bachelor's and master's degree from Southeast Missouri State University. He received his professional certification at Murray State University.

According to a release from the district, Adami started his teaching career in 1974 as a band director in Massac County. He then taught at Illinois Eastern/Lincoln Trail and Paducah Community Colleges before becoming band director at Ballard County High School in 1987.

Family and friends say Adami was an avid hunter, fisherman, and professional musician. He played with the Jack Stalcup Orchestra and the municipal bands in both Paducah and Cape Girardeau.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa, and two daughters, Megan and Elizabeth. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter.

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