Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal

Kirby Adams

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent:
  • The Courier-Journal
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Enquirer
  • The Tennessean
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Clarion-Ledger

Recent articles by Kirby:

'It couldn't put a stop to every good thing': Why I ran 26.2 miles on Boston Marathon day

With the Boston Marathon postponed due to COVID-19, The Coureir Journal's Kirby Adams showed the virus who's boss and ran the 26.2 miles anyway. → Read More

The bond between Paralympian Oksana Masters and her mother began in a Ukrainian orphanage

A Lousville mother reflects on adopting a child with birth defects who became an eight-time Paralympic medalist. → Read More

The slowest two minutes in sports? This official 2020 Kentucky Derby race features turtles

With the 2020 Kentucky Derby postponed, Old Forester is continuing the tradition and will host the 2020 Old Forester Kentucky Turtle Derby. → Read More

If you've seen 'Tiger King,' you have thoughts. But did you know it was edited in Louisville?

Did 'Tiger King's' Carole Baskin kill her husband? We don't know, but we do know that 'Tiger King' was edited right here in Louisville. → Read More

The perfect sport during the pandemic: Why so many of us are now walking and jogging

With gyms and fitness classes no longer an option, many are turning to jogging for exercise during the coronavirus social distancing order. → Read More

Switching gears. Milliners are using Kentucky Derby hat supplies for protective face masks

Kentucky Derby milliners across the country have swiveled their talent to protect health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Kentucky Derby Festival sets new date for minimarathon but cancels full marathon, relay

The Kentucky Derby Festival announces new date for the 2020 miniMarathon but cancels the marathon and relay. Here's what to know if you're a runner. → Read More

Coronavirus hasn't closed everything. Here are 12+ things you can still do in Louisville

So how do you spend a weekend in Louisville when everything's on hold? From virtual museums to celebrity sightings, here's 12+ things you can still do → Read More

Thunder Over Louisville is postponed to later this year due to the coronavirus outbreak

The Kentucky Derby Festival has been postponed amid the continued coronavirus pandemic that has crippled numerous countries around the world. → Read More

50 days until the Kentucky Derby, here's how the horses, dresses and more are shaping up

From the groundskeepers at Churchill Downs to the potential front runners, 50 days out from the Kentucky Derby is when planning kicks into high gear. → Read More

Kentucky Derby Festival postpones several events as coronavirus concerns grow

The Kentucky Derby Festival announced that it’s postponing all of its events through April 5 as the concern over the coronavirus pandemic grow. → Read More

Broadway series brings 'Hamilton,' more to Louisville for its seven-show 2020-21 season

The 2020-21 PNC Broadway in Louisville series includes the return of one of Broadway's most popular shows, new hits and longtime fan favorites. → Read More

Louisville events cancel, businesses close in response to coronavirus. Here's a full list

We checked in with major entertainment venues and special events in Louisville, including the Kentucky Derby Festival, amid the coronavius outbreak. → Read More

'CBS Sunday Morning' features rare Courier Journal photographs of Muhammad Ali

Tony Dokoupil sits down with four Courier Journal photographers to discuss what it was like to document the life of Louisville's own Muhammad Ali. → Read More

Get ready to rock! Kentucky Derby Festival announces its free 2020 Waterfront Jam lineup

The Kentucky Derby Festival's Waterfront Jam kicks off April 24 and admission to all shows is free with a 2020 Pegasus Pin. Here's the full lineup. → Read More

Attention, runners! There's a new finish line if you're running the 2020 KDF mini/Marathon

The Kentucky Derby Festival has a new finish line for Humana miniMarathon, Marathon and Relay. Here's what you need to know about the new race course. → Read More

Your guide to Kentucky Derby 2020 trends: Where to find hats, sales and fashion inspiration

Don't let it get down to the wire before you select your Kentucky Derby hat. Here are several Louisville milliners and details on their pop-up sales. → Read More

This new film goes behind the scenes of Louisville's River City Drum Corps

This uplifting documentary takes you behind the scenes of Louisville's River City Drum Corp. Here's how to catch its Kentucky premiere at the Palace. → Read More

'Sad but true.' Metallica cancels Louder Than Life appearance

Metallica is canceling its appearance at the 2020 Louder Than Life music festival at Louisville's Champions Park for its lead singers recovery journey → Read More

And they're off! This ABC News Chief Meteorologist is the KDF featured speaker for 2020

ABC News’ Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee will be the featured speaker at the 64th annual Kentucky Derby Festival They’re Off! Luncheon. → Read More