Today's News

  • Jan. 1, 2010: Obituaries

    Mary Leona Burke

    Mary Leona Burke, 98, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Helmwood Healthcare Center.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

    Janet Marie Clephas

    Janet Marie Clephas, 50, of Vine Grove, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at her home.

    She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister who will be greatly missed.

  • Jan. 6, 2010: Obituaries

    Bernard W. Basham Bernard W. Basham, 86, of Irvington, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Survivors include a sister, Ruby F. Schmidt; a special friend, Nancy Nottingham; and two adopted children, William Basham and Carolyn Schneider. The funeral is at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m.

  • Jan. 10, 2010: Obituaries

     Barbara S. Blair, 65

    Shirley A. Davidson, 73 Christine G. England, 46 Joseph L. “Larry” Hagan, 58 Harley C. “Jeff” Jeffries, 78 Ralph W. Shaffer, 42 Joe C. Witherspoon, 91 Paul David Woods, Jr, 65  

    Barbara Sue Blair

    Barbara Sue Blair, 65, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at her home.

    She was a native of Barren County.

  • Dec. 30, 2009: Obituaries

    Jean D. Grant

    Jean D. Grant, 60, of Clarkson, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Clarkson.

    She was born June 22, 1949, and was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was retired from Wilson & Muir Bank.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Frances Darst; and a brother, Harold Darst.

  • Jan. 7, 2010: Obituaries

    Henry Robert Hockman, 82

    Rosalia Hughes Ritchie, 95

    Henry Robert Hockman


    Henry Robert Hockman, 82, of Brandenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at his residence.


    Survivors include his wife, Betty Hockman; and one daughter, Paulette Whelan.


    The funeral is at 1 p.m. EST Friday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery.


  • January 5, 2010: Obituaries

    John Edward Brey, 72

    Ruth Elaine Burdette, 85

    Enisa Katy Burnett, 44

    James M. “Beck” Bechanan, 74

    Herschel Earl “Buddy” Crady, 86

    Elizabeth (Davis) Druen, 89

    Gary Ursal French, 47

    Bessie Lee Greenwell, 83

    James Harold Leonard, 85

    Taijah Randolph, infant

    Kathleen Morris Roberts, 79

    Cerena Brown Simmons, 33

    Phyllis D. Young, 71


    John Edward Brey

  • Dec. 16, 2009: Obituaries

    Emma Hatfield

    Emma Hatfield, 97, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Elizabethtown Rehabilitation Center.

    She was a member of Mill Street Church of Christ, and she enjoyed writing letters and sending cards to family and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Hatfield; two sisters, Sue Richardson and Mary Clark; four brothers, Homer, Ed, Hewitt and Raymond Richardson; and two infant daughters.

  • Dec. 27, 2009: Obituaries

     Eugene Holt Bailey

    Eugene Holt Bailey passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at his home in Louisville at the age of 56.

    He was born on June 5, 1953 in Scotland County, N.C., the only son of the late Eugene A. Bailey Jr. and Mollie Coward Bailey.

    Always known as Gene or Geno, he was a graduate of Richmond Senior High School and served in the U.S. Army for 12 years.  For the past 20 years he was employed by AGC Automotive Americas, Elizabethtown.

  • Dec. 15, 2009: Obituaries

    James Alfred Brown Sr.

    James Alfred Brown Sr., 84, of Glendale, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    He was a retired bus driver for the Hardin County School System, a mechanic and a Baptist.

    He was preceded in by his parents.

  • Dec. 9, 2009: Obituaries

    Virginia Mey Blankenship

    Virginia Mey Blankenship, 63, of Tell City, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Gold Living Nursing Home.

    Survivors include a sister, Janice Fern Armes.

    The funeral is at 1 p.m. CST Thursday at Watkins-Oller Funeral Home in Leitchfield with burial in Calvert Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. CST today at the funeral home.

    Wilburn Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Hodges