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Richmond Native Isaiah Cozart Joins EKU Basketball Program

RICHMOND, Ky. – Richmond native Isaiah Cozart has returned to his hometown to play basketball at EKU. Cozart spent the past three seasons at Western Kentucky. During his prep career at Madison Central High School, Cozart was named the Gatorade Kentucky Boys Basketball Player of the Year and was a finalist for Kentucky Mr. Basketball. He was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals.
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Hopkinsville Police Sergeant Graduates From Supervisor’s Academy

Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Samantha Rodriguez was one of 24 police officers who graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision in Richmond. The three-week course consists of 122 hours of training targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list...

Suspect in Richmond bank robbery arrested

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have arrested the suspect in a bank robbery in Richmond. On April 29, police say a man walked into the People’s Bank & Trust on Brandy Lane off on Brandy Lane, near I-75 exit 90, and demanded money from an employee. He then left the bank with cash.

Eastern Kentucky adds Robert Morris to 2024 football schedule

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have added the Robert Morris Colonials to their 2024 football schedule, has learned. A copy of the football game contract with Robert Morris University was obtained from Eastern Kentucky University via a state open records request. Eastern Kentucky will host Robert Morris at Roy Kidd...

Murray police officer graduates from state academy

Murray Police Seargent Angel Clere graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training's Academy of Police Supervision last week. The academy held in Richmond lasted three weeks and taught officers new supervisor techniques. Chief Jeff Liles said the department is proud of Sgt. Clere and glad to have her as...

Roy Kidd To Receive 2023 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award

WACO, Texas — Former EKU head coach Roy Kidd has been named the 2023 recipient of the AFCA’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Award. The award, which honors those “whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football,” will be presented to Kidd at the AFCA Awards Luncheon on January 9 during the 2023 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
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Will Brian Earns Third All-America Selection

RICHMOND, Ky. – — EKU closerWill Brian earned his third All-America honor when he was recently selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America Third Team. The Brandenburg, Kentucky native was one of only five relief pitchers to be chosen to the three ABCA...

Henry Turner

Henry Turner of Booneville, died Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Marcum Wallace Medical Center in Irvine after a long illness. Born Sept. 16, 1932, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Dave and Evalee Raleigh Turner. He and his wife, Barbara Sue Mayes Turner, would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was a member of the Fish Creek Bible Church. A military veteran, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a graduate of Owsley County High School, Lee’s Junior College and Eastern Kentucky University. He was a retired history and social studies teacher, beginning his career at Wolfe County and Owsley County high schools and finishing at Breathitt County High School, where he taught for approximately 20 years. He was an avid gardener, who shared his bounty with family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who wanted or needed it. He also farmed and helped his brothers farm. He loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds. He was a sports fan, especially of University of Kentucky basketball and the Cincinnati Reds baseball teams and Owsley County Owls basketball, particularly watching his son Michael and granddaughter Mika play. In his younger years, he loved fishing. He loved children, most especially his granddaughters, who were the light of his life. He was a 40 plus-year member of the Owsley County Lions Club, where he served in many positions including president; a former member of the Owsley County Board of Education; a member of the Middle Kentucky Community Action Agency board of directors; and the Owsley County Retired Teachers. In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Rosalind Turner of Harrodsburg and Michele Turner of Booneville; one son, Michael David Turner of Booneville, an honorary daughter and sister-in-law, Bessie Mayes Turner of Springboro, Ohio; two brothers, James William Turner and Cale Turner, both of Booneville; four sisters, Rachel Turner Stamper of Beattyville; Molly Turner, Mary Elizabeth Turner and Martha Ruth Turner, all of Booneville; two granddaughters, Mika Turner and Shania Turner, both of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Elliott, Sigel, Raleigh and Leonard Turner and a sister Wanda Noel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at 12 p.m., at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home wiht Daniel McIntosh, pastor of Fish Creek School Church, with assistance from Terry Mathis, former Fish Creek pastor officiating. Pallbearers were David Thomas Noel and Patrick Noel, both of Tennessee; Christopher Noel of Lexington; David Wayne Turner of Springboro, OH; Bob (Brother Bob) Mayes of Booneville; Joe (Little Joe) McIntosh of Beattyville; Mika Turner of Lexington; and James Shouse and Charlie Shouse, both of Booneville. Honorary pallbearers were Howard and Daphne Mayes, of Booneville; Bob and Carolyn Mayes of Booneville; Eugene Turner of Richmond; Silas Turner of Jackson; Mose Turner of Jackson; Clint Turner of Newport, Ed Raleigh (double first cousin) of Jackson; Deron Mays of Booneville; Kaylee Turner of Booneville; Bob Smith of Booneville; and Larry Mayes of Winchester. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owsley County Lion’s Club Scholarship Fund, c/o President Cale Turner, Box 514, Booneville, KY 41314 or to the Fish Creek Bible Church, c/o Treasurer Mary E. Turner, 2308 Fish Creek Scholar Road, Booneville, KY 41314. Paid Obit.