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  • Eva Rae Lay, 67

    Eva Rae Lay of Dunnville died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 at her home. She was 67.

    Born on March 12, 1942 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Benny Green and Alice Clova Bray Wilson.

    She was a homemaker and former employee of Russell Sportswear.


    Those who have traveled Ky. 198 east of Middleburg in the last couple of weeks may have noticed something new.

    A “barn quilt” — one of the first in the county — now decorates the rusty-red colored barn sitting in the curve of the highway’s junction with Patsy Riffe Ridge Road.

    The 8’x8’ painted quilt is not just for decorative purposes, however. It also honors two generations of a family who lost their lives within two weeks of each other just a few months ago.

  • Obituaries for Nov. 25, 2009
  • Walter D. Girard, 60

    Walter D. Girard died Tuesday, Nov, 17, 2009. He was 60.

    He was a former police and fire dispatcher/firefighter for Elmwood Place.

    Survivors include his wife, Kathy Jean Girard; a son, Darold (and Sarah) Girard; two daughters, Stephanie (and Matt) Morgan and Shannon (and Bryan) Young; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Leann, Hunter, Madison, Brayden, Kyle, Lindsey and Cameron; a great-granddaughter, Kiersten; a sister, Molly Van Hook; and a brother, Glen Girard.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Girard.

  • Clementsville Variety Show is Saturday

    If it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, then it’s time for the annual Clementsville Variety Show, marking its 25th anniversary this year.

    Set for 7 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Clementsville, the annual show is the largest continuing theatrical event in the area. It will feature comedy skits, dancers, singers, and an original one-act comedy play, “Star Trek.” There will be aliens in the building, promises producer Darren Summers, not just “furriners from other counties!”

  • Candidate list at 17 as 6 more file for office

    Six more people — including three incumbents — have added their names to those seeking office in the 2010 elections.

    The six, who have all filed within the last week, are among 17 who have declared their intentions to seek local public offices since the filing window opened on Nov. 4.

    Among the newest filings are:

    —Tommy Clark, 56, of 185 Tommy Clark Road, Liberty, the Republican incumbent seeking the coroner’s office.

    —David Phelps, 59, of 237 Calvary Ridge Road, Yosemite, Republican incumbent for District 3 Magistrate.

  • Bill Dick, 69

    William Earl (Bill) Dick of Windsor died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at his home. He was 69.

    Born April 3, 1940 in Pulaski County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Artie Roberts Dick.

    He was a self-employed auto mechanic and attended Windsor Baptist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Gay Sayers Dick; four daughters, Anita Burkett of Indiana, Amanda Davis of Russell Springs, Misty Anderson of Liberty and Christy Dick of Windsor; five grandchildren; special aunt and uncle, Lonie Jasper of Science Hill and Silas Dick of Florida; two brothers; and two half-sisters.

  • Dale Passmore, 53

    Dale Passmore of Indianapolis, Ind. died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at St. Frances South Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 53.

    Born on July 24, 1956 in Casey County, he was a son of Alice Scott Passmore of Liberty and the late James Harrison Passmore.

    He was a mail processor for the United State Postal Service.

  • Robert Austin, 66

    Robert Owen Austin of Kings Mountain died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at his residence. He was 66.

    Born on April 6, 1943 in Greenwood, Ind., he was a son of the late Elmer “Pig” and Naomi Napier Austin.

    He was owner and operator of Austin’s Garage and industrial mechanic at Phillips Lighting.

    He was a member of Corinth First Church of God.

  • Bertha A. Belcher, 91

    Bertha A. Belcher of Patoka, Ind. died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at the Gibson General Hospital Skilled Nursing unit in Princeton. She was 91.

    Born on May 11, 1918 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Elisha and Eleanor Fair Johnson. She was the widow of Richard Belcher.