Kentucky Obituaries

Wilbur Glyn Haycraft of Anneta, Kentucky | 1938 - 2021 | Obituary

Wilbur Glyn Haycraft, age 83, of Anneta, KY, passed away Wednesday, (July 28, 2021) at his home. He was born on February 27, 1938 in Grayson County, KY, the son of the late George and Vonnie Ford Haycraft. He was a veteran of the US Army and a construction worker,...
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David Hawpe, 78, died Sunday — loved Kentucky, fought to right wrongs, was a great journalist and friend

David Hawpe, 78, distinguished journalist, editor and quintessential Kentuckian, died Sunday night in Louisville. He had been hospitalized with multiple health problems. I first met David in the newsroom of The Kentucky Kernel, back in the days when the Kernel was a daily campus newspaper where all serious journalism students gathered to figure it all out. As a truly “fresh” student from far-away Henderson, I can say I had never met anyone like him. A couple years my senior, he was brash, full of himself, a true intellect, a real storyteller, a talented writer (boy, did he know words), ambitious — and intimidating. He never changed.
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Gov. Beshear congratulates 1st winners in Kentucky’s ‘Shot at a Million’ vaccine incentive drawing

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Today, Gov. Andy Beshear congratulated the first six winners in Kentucky’s Shot at a Million drawings, the state’s incentive program to encourage Kentuckians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “Congratulations to the winners! Their prizes are life-changing, and that’s on top of the COVID-19 vaccines, which we know are lifesaving,” said Gov. Beshear. “Please, get your vaccination as quickly as possible. If there are people in your life who might need some encouragement, tell them about your experience and then encourage them to sign up for their Shot at a Million.”

John Riley Tomes, 80

John Riley Tomes, age 80, of Caneyville passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. John was a retired electrician for the Kentucky State Toll Road, Wal-Mart, and owner of Ready Electric Company, an E-5 decorated Vietnam veteran, and an Honor Guard Commander for the Ohio County Honor Guard.