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Mr. Louis Randall Ervin, Green County, KY (1960-2014)

He was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Green County at the time of his death. His wife of 27 years, Sandy Houk Ervin of Greensburg, KY, survives. He leaves 6 direct living descendants. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greasy Creek Baptist Church. He was employed with TG Kentucky and was a veteran having served in the United States Army.
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Mr. Louis Randall Ervin of Greensburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 53.

The funeral services for Mr. Louis Randall Ervin were conducted at 11amCT, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Greasy Creek Baptist Church with burial following in the Greasy Creek Cemetery with military honors. Bro. Roger Robertson, Bro. Gary Ervin officiated. Pallbearers: Nicholas Paxton, Noah Curry, Casey Burris, Reid Warren, Josh Coffey, Dewey Matney, and John Thomas Pruitt. Honorary: Steven Houk and Matthew Pruitt.

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2014-02-08 21:26:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Mr. Louis Randall Ervin, Green County, KY (1960-2014)

2014-02-08 - 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY - Photo from Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.

Mr. Louis Randall Ervin, Green County, KY (1960-2014)

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Roads looking good: Crews need an award

Victoria Pike writes:
Roads looking good. Thanks for all the hard working road clearing crews out this morning. They need an award for all they do. --victoria pike
Comments re photo 53482 The Snow of Feb 8 2014 KHD clearing the way

2014-02-08 20:53:18 | Comments | Printable version

Shirley Reynolds Hedgespeth, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014)

She was a retired loan officer and Senior Vice President at Citizens Bank and Trust Company, having been employed at the bank for thirty-two years.She was a member of the Rotary Club of Campbellsville, serving as Secretary and President. She was a member of the Leadership Campbellsville/Taylor County and a member of the Taylor County Republican Women. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. She was a native of Taylor County and a resident at the time of her death. She leaves 16 direct and two step living descendants.
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Shirley Reynolds Hedgespeth, 73, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 11:16amET, Friday, February 7, 2014 in Campbellsville.

The funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET,Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by by Rev. J. Alvin Hardy and Rev. Mitch Ash. Burial will be in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET. Pallbearers: Allen Abell, Charles Vernon Cowherd, Don Green, Gary Hash, Forster Hedgespeth, Jason Morgan, Mark Morgan, Mark Morgan. Barry Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers: Grandchildren, Citizens Bank Employees, Deborah Sunday School Class of Good Hope Baptist Church, Campbellsville Rotary Club.

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2014-02-08 20:46:06 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Pikeville outlasts LWC Men's Basketball 78-70

NEXT: 8pmCT/9pmET, Thursday, February 13, 2014 Women Blue Raiders Basketball hosts Cumberland (Lebanon, TN) Lindsey Wilson returns to actionconference game at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Pierce Yarberry
Sports news from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson men's basketball could not complete the upset over No. 2 Pikeville (Ky.), falling 78-70 Saturday night, February 8, 2014 at Biggers Sports Center on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

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2014-02-08 20:15:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Women's Basketball takes down Pikeville in OT thriller

Five Blue Raiders finished in double figures in the 84-74 victory
Next Game: 6pmCT/7pmET Thursday, February 13, 2014 LWC Women's Basketball hosts Cumberland (Lebanon,TN) at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Charles Balcom

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team outscored Pikeville (KY) 18-8 in overtime to secure the 84-74 win Saturday night, February 8, 2014, at Biggers Sports Center on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

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2014-02-08 19:55:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

LWC Baseball splits with Auburn University

MONTGOMERY, AL - No. 15-ranked Lindsey Wilson completed its southern swing with a split today, Saturday, February 8, 2014. at Auburn University Montgomery, AL. The Blue Raiders (3-5) dropped the opener 12-5 and won the nightcap 7-4 over the host Warhawks at AUM Field. Following yesterday’s wins over No. 1 Faulkner (Ala.) and No. 4 Missouri Baptist, the Blue Raiders complete the two-day road swing with a 3-1 record. From Lindsey Wilson College

2014-02-08 19:36:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

No. 5 Campbellsville downs No. 8 Georgetown at Georgetown

In NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Game of the Week
Next in CU Women's basketball: Campbellsville will host Rio Grande at Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville KY 42718, on at 5pmCT/6pmET, Thursday, February 13, 2014 against the University of Rio Grande and again at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, February 15, 2014 to host Shawnee State University for Senior Day.

By Jordan Alves
News from Campbellsville University

GEORGETOWN, KY - No. 5 Campbellsville and No. 8 Georgetown College met up Saturday in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Game of the Week, as CU won, 85-71.

The CU Lady Tigers entered the 90th meeting between the two teams seeking revenge from a Jan. 9 loss. Campbellsvile led for all but three minutes in the game, but Georgetown didn't fall easily. CU held off a late 18-5 run by the host Tigers from the 4:01 to 1:37 mark of the game.

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2014-02-08 19:31:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

New Columbia business makes history Saturday morning

Mid State Ready Mix is a successor to Columbia Ready Mix. The first pour as a new enterprise was made today at the new corporate headquarters building for Grider Properties, which will soon be occupied by a publicly traded company which one of the largest in its field in the United States. William and Carolyn Burton, owners. Michael Mitchum will manage the new ready mix operation
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By Ed Waggener

Mid-State Ready Mix, a new company owned William and Carolyn Burton (Burton Stone, Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY. made its first pour today at the Grider Properties corporate office building nearing completion on the Adair County Veterans Memorial Bypass.

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2014-02-08 13:05:56 | Comments | Printable version

More on Sibs, including Ralph ShearerX2 in 1,000 point club

Glory days then and now in Adair County Basketball: Information is coming in about other 1,000 point club ACHS sibs to now include: The Fudge Bros., the Walkup Bros., (Ralph Cooney Shearer, whose career equals the club in one Giant of a Man, Kevin & Jackson Godfrey, the Bomars, and a question about the McQueary Boys.
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Thanks to the contributor who noted that the Fudge Bros. were a brother team were siblings scored 1,000 points, each, for Adair County High School, some history is surfacing.

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2014-02-08 11:39:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Louis the Greek at Taylor Co. Historical Society Meeting

By Joe DeSpain

Louis Cordas, or "Louis the Greek," as he was known in Campbellsville, will be the topic of the next Taylor County Historical Society meeting. Louis ran a restaurant on Campbellsville's Main Street during the 1930s. Joe DeSpain will present the program scheduled to begin at 6pmCT/7pmET, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Old Taylor County Clerk's Office, 2-2 N Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. Members are urged to attend. Visitors welcome. - J.Y. DeSpain

2014-02-08 09:05:35 | Comments | Printable version

Walkup Bros. were high scoring sibs at ACHS

Sons of ACHS star Steve Walkup

On a recent story about brothers scoring over 1,000 points, CM may have not posted a complete scan of the history. One longtime Adair County fan says that the Walkup Brothers, Heath (ACHS 1990) and Bryson (1991) both scored over 1,500 points we've been advised. Also, their father Steve Walkup, also was a 4 digit career scorer at ACHS

2014-02-08 08:13:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

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Candidates can reserve ads (before a $10 rate increase in the super low Announcement Price increase effective Monday evening, February 10, 2014.) this weekend, as some have already done. Rental property ads can be posted and they do especially well. Valentine's Day is Friday, and we'll start posting ads for gifts, food and special Valentine's Day Events, starting today, Saturday/Sunday and will be taking ad orders through the week.

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2014-02-08 07:16:22 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Indian teams defeat C-ville Eagles: Boys 75-65; Girls 75-29

Next - Basketball Boy/Girl Doubleheader at ACHS Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 5pmCT, the Lady Indians will host the Green County Lady Dragons. At 6:30pmCT, the Adair County Indians will host the Central Hardin Boys in varsity action.
Thursday - Marion County make-up games. Finally, after reschedulings. at ACHS Gym,526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY Thursday, February 13, 2014: Girls, 5:30pmCT; Boys, 7pmCT. Adair County Students have Free Admission to this game.

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The Adair County Indians assured themselves of no worse than the number 3 district seed with a 75-65 victory over the Campbellsville Eagles last night at Campbellsville High School, 230 W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. The win improved the Tribe to 14-9 on the season and 2-3 in district play. The Indians can lock up the number 2 district seed with a win over Marion County Thursday. The Knights are 3-2 in district play.

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2014-02-08 06:48:08 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Frozen North: Ice Covered Trees between Hodgenville and Louisville

Chris Bennett sent us this photo album from his recent trip up I-65, showing the results of the week's ice storm and snows.

2014-02-08 06:22:01 | Comments | Printable version

13 Adair Students on Fall 2013 UK Dean's List

From Teresa Richard

The University of Kentucky has announced the Dean's List for the fall, 2013 semester. Thirteen Adair County students are among those achieving the honor. They are, list by last name followed by class and major, as follows:
  • Brashear, Madison Arnett - Jr - Kinesiology
  • Giles, Cody Lewis - Fr -Chemical Engineering
  • Giles, Stephen Van - So -Chemical Engineering
  • Harris, Anna Kathryn - Fr -Chemistry
  • Hughes, Corinna S - Jr - Nursing
  • Jessie, Karli Michelle - So -Nutrition and Food Science
  • Johnson, Baylee Michelle - Sr - Nutrition and Food Science
  • Lewis, Leanna Elizabeth - So - Theatre
  • Martin, Kayla D - Fr - Animal Sciences
  • Montgomery, Ryan Curtis - Sr - Psychology
  • Moore, Brandi Vanee - Jr - International Studies
  • Murrell, Thomas Joseph - Fr - International Studies
  • Richard, Noah Guthrie - So - Journalism
  • Yaden, Michael Chase - Jr - English
- Teresa Richard

2014-02-08 06:09:22 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Fire Departments respond to fires at Dixie Cash & Carry

Breeding Fire Department on the scene to. On arrival, Fire fighters find fire coming out of room in building in two separate locations.

By Donald Hare, Public Affairs Officer
Adair County Fire Department

The Adair County Volunteer Fire Dept responded to a commercial building fire on Friday night at 8:23pmCT to 2766 Greensburg Road, Dixie Cash and Carry, owned by Alan and Beth Vanarsdale. Upon arrival there was fire coming out of the room in two separate locations. The origin of the fire is still under investigation and there were 25 firemen on the scene for around 3.5 hours and we had assistance from Breeding Fire Department with 11 firemen on scene. - Donald Hare

2014-02-08 05:51:32 | Comments | Printable version

Volunteers needed to help with C-ville Fourth of July Celebration

The Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration has been a much anticipated yearly event in Taylor County and surrounding areas.

By Allen Gaddis

There will be a Campbellsville Fourth of July Planning 2014 public forum and information session Thursday evening, February 13, 2014 at 5pmCT/6pmET, at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Community Meeting Room (enter from the rear of the building), 112 Nancy Cox Drive, Campbellsville, KY.

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2014-02-08 05:34:45 | Comments | Printable version

$1,000 Reward offered in robbery of home on Cheatham Road

Notice from Joyce Reliford

Several items stolen from my house on Cheatham Road. I am offering a $1000.00 reward for information on these items. I will add an additional $1000.00 for the arrest of the person or persons involved in this robbery. Thank You - Joyce Reliford

2014-02-08 05:11:01 | Comments | Printable version

Matt Fudge joins 1000 point club

(Update: Heath and Bryson Walkup also scored over 1,000 points. And Toby and Timmy Curry came very close - Timmy scored over 900 points and Toby well over 1,000.) Joins Brother Nick as the only two brother combination to hold distinction at Adair County High School. Senior Guard is the son of Mark and Denise Fudge, Columbia, KY

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Senior point guard Matt Fudge connected on a first period three pointer and joined the 1000 point club at Adair County High School. Matt joins his brother Nick as the only brother combination to join the club at ACHS. Matt leads the Indians averaging 15 points per game. Fudge is currently second in the state in free throw percentage connecting on 72 for 80 for 90 percent and is shooting 45 percent from behind the 3 point line. He averages 4 assists per game while averaging just over 1 turnover per game. Matt currently has 1021 career points.

2014-02-08 05:06:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Today, SATURDAY with CM, February 8, 2014

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 8, 2014:
If the worst comes first,
any change can only be
change for the better.
--Robert Stone, Saturday, 8 February 2014.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 879, in progress

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, February 2, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting Search Box for to find your family members in Veterans List
The family search for Veterans has been a very popular feature on since it was started. There are more than 600 local families represented on our List of Adair County Veterans. You can find them easily.
Just enter your last name in the box, and press enter.
We'd like to thank everyone, including our sponsors, who help us maintain this list of veterans from Adair County, Kentucky, and we welcome your additions and corrections at

2014-02-08 04:55:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Casey Countian sends congratulations to GCHS Coach Young

Lee Murphy writes:
I am thrilled about the accomplishments of Coach Keith Young and the Green County Dragons. The recognition they have received is well deserved. Congratulations and Good Luck the rest of the season! - Lee Murphy
Comments re article 65122 Greensburg HS Dragons make it to all A state tournament Elite 8

2014-02-08 04:51:22 | Comments | Printable version

Bro. Elijah will deliver message at Charity Baptist, Feb. 9, 2014

Brother Elijah Coffey will be delivering the message for the worship service at the Charity Baptist Church, 4272 Holmes Bend road in Adair County, this Sunday February 9, 2014. Sunday School at 10amCT and worship service at 11amCT. Pastor Jim Hagan and the congregation invites every one to come and share in this service. - George Rice

2014-02-08 04:46:59 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 8
Happy Anniversary, George & (In Memory, Bobbie Sizemore Keltner 1935-2012) (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Arnold Todd Corbin (1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Billy Walker (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cody James Claywell (1983) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Corey Alan Stephens (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dwayne Evans (1980) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hannah Perkins (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Howard Dickson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jason Upchurch (1978) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Sneed | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kasey Bardin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lillian Faith VanArsdale. (2008) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lou Vena Leigh | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Peggy Lawson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Steve Fletcher (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Arlene Farmer, Campbellsville, KY (1927-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Cathleen Houk Milby Columbia, KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Cody Allen Ervin, Green Co., KY (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha J. Gross, Louisville, KY, formerly of Adair Co., KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Lee Cowherd, Taylor County, KY (1920-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert E. (Bob) Story, Russell Co., KY (1935-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Ray McClellan, 70, Glasgow, KY (1944-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maerene Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maerine Shirley, Adair County, KY (1932-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Phyllis Sue Baker, 66, Russell County, KY (1948-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Wagoner, Taylor County, KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles Willard Wilkerson, Adair Co., KY (1931-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Lacona Mae Bryant, 81, Adair Co., KY (1934-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Verla Hughes of Elk Horn, KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall Green, 90, Russell Co., KY, (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J. Lynwood Kessler, Taylor County, KY (1921-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Turner (Billy) Bloyd, Adair Co., KY (1941-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Bithday, Alfred Thompson, Casey County, KY (1928-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
4:00amCTReminder: 10-digit dialing now mandatory in 270 area code | (ID:26584, Comment)
8:30amCTEgypt Christian Church Prayer Breakfast at Liberty Road Grocery | (ID:26652, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for David Garrett, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2014) | (ID:26673, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Nicholas Bre'don Ford, 9, Green Co., KY (d. Feb. 4, 2014)
at Green County Intermediate School, 401 East Hodgenville Avenue, Greensburg, KY | (ID:26681, Comment)
11:00amCTServices Greensburg, KY, for Mr. Louis Randall Ervin, Green County, KY (1960-2014) | (ID:26701, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26463, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Liberty, KY, for Edward Elmer Weir, Casey Co., KY (d. Feb. 1, 2014) | (ID:26661, Comment)
Services, Campbellsville, KY, for Yvonne (Granny) Bell, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2014) | (ID:26665, Comment)
Services, Columbia, KY, for Mary Helen Goodin, Adair County, KY (1926-2014) | (ID:26672, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Marrowbone, KY, for Reebie Humphrey, Marrowbone, KY (1919-2014) | (ID:26662, Comment)
3:00pmCTCasey Creek Masonic Lodge chili supper - 3pm-8pmCT | (ID:26409, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:26490, Comment)
6:00pmCTPaul Patton Preaching at Amandaville CC | (ID:26671, Comment)
7:00pmCTACHS Indian Boys Varsity hosts Central Hardin High School
at Adair County High School Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:26694, Comment)


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