2 teens killed, 2 hurt after crash in Lyon Co., KY – KFVS12 News … – KFVS

LYON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Three of the four teenagers involved in a deadly crash in Lyon County, Kentucky are students at Murray State University.

According to Trooper Jody Cash with Kentucky State Police, the crash happened around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

A car driven by Kaitlyn Bowers, 18, of Owensboro, Ky., was going south on Highway 453. As Bowers entered a curve, the car went off the road and hit a tree.

Two passengers in the car, Aaron Adams, 19, of Cadiz, Ky., and Robert Clayton Jr., 18, of Murray, Ky. both died at the scene.

Bowers and a third passenger, Joseph Phillips, 18, of Lewisburg, Ky., were both taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Adams was a freshman at MSU studying animal sciences. Clayton recently graduated from a local high school.

Bowers and Phillips are both students at MSU as well.

MSU President Bob Davies sent this letter to the university community.

Dear Colleague and Friends, 

I am deeply saddened to write this letter to you.  

Late last night we learned of a tragic car accident in Lyon County involving four promising young people, three of whom were members of our Murray State University community.  One of our own, Aaron Adams, lost his life in the accident.  The other young man who lost his life lived in Murray and graduated last year from a local high school.  Aaron, a freshman from Cadiz, was studying animal sciences in our Veterinary Technology Program.  We are truly devastated at the loss of this wonderful young man with so much promise.  Kaitlyn Bowers and Joseph Phillips, also Murray State students, both suffered injuries, are recovering and have been released from the hospital.  We grieve for both young men who lost their lives last night in this tragic accident and pray for healing for Kaitlyn and Joseph.  Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with their families and friends. 

We are a close-knit community and this loss is felt deeply by all of us.  We are making counseling services available for anyone who needs them as we all cope with this devastating accident.  Students may contact University Counseling Services at 270-809-6851.  Faculty and staff needing assistance are encouraged to contact the University’s Employee Assistance Program at 800-441-1327.

Please remember and keep the families of the young men who lost their lives in your thoughts and prayers.  Also, send positive thoughts and prayers to Joseph and Kaitlyn as they heal both physically and emotionally.

Sincerely,

Bob Davies

The crash is being investigated by a collision reconstructionist. Anyone with information about the crash or the events leading up to it are asked to call Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721.

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Janet Ilene Smith – Harrison News Herald

Janet Ilene Smith, 82, of Cadiz, died Tuesday, Oct.  24, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.  She was born July 13, 1935 in Unionvale, Ohio a daughter of the late George and Leora Kelly Stevens.

She was a retired cook and server from Cadiz High School,  past two-time Worthy Matron of Harrison Chapter #353, Order of the Eastern Star; member and past president of the Cadiz F.O.E. Aerie #2162 Auxiliary; former member of Cadiz Legion Post #34 Auxiliary and Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marshal Denver Smith in 2008 after 58 years of marriage and a brother, Tippie Stevens.

Surviving are her children, Bonnie Beetham and Denver Dale (Ann) Smith, all of Cadiz, and Steven Lee (Lori Skinner) Smith of Johnstown; two grandchildren, Meghan (Thomas) Owings of Medina and Daryck (Stephanie) Beetham of Greensboro, NC; great grandchildren: Leora, Samuel, Marshal, Evan, Ruby, Daryck Marshal and Elyssa; a sister, Jean Reppart of Cadiz and a brother, Arnold (Juanita) Stevens of Marion, Ohio.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Timothy Monteith. Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Interment will be at Cadiz Union Cemetery.

The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

Richard Paul McAfee – Harrison News Herald

Richard Paul McAfee, 82, of Cadiz, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.  He was born June 15, 1935 in Adena, Ohio, a son of the late William Paul McAfee and the late Mildred McMannis McAfee Stairs.

Mr. McAfee was a retired employee of Vendors Exchange in Cleveland, Ohio. He volunteered at HARCATUS Community Action and at Sally Buffalo Park. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of St. James AME Church in Cadiz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Weiss McAfee in 2012; two brothers, Robert and Donald McAfee and a sister, Freida Hinegardner.

Surviving are three daughters, Tabitha (Dale) West and Mildred (Bobby) Reed, all of Cadiz and Richelle (Timothy) Tomer of Flushing; three sons, Anthony McAfee of Zoar, Curt (Teresa) McAfee of Lisbon, and Richard Lowe of NC; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two more on the way; and a sister, Margaret Kellermier of Cadiz.

Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.  Rev. William Lewis and Pastor Mark Smith will officiate.

Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

Panaad Festival bags ATOP’s Hall of Fame award – Philippine Information Agency


Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with tourism officers and stakeholders receives the Hall of Fame Award as Best Tourism Event Provincial Category from Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during the Pearl Awards in Iloilo City. *(EAD-PIA6/Capitol photo)

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 10 (PIA6) — Panaad sa Negros Festival may take on many taglines – Festival of Festivals or Mother of All Festivals in Negros Occidental, but now, it is Best Tourism Event- Provincial Event Category Hall of Famer in the recent Pearl Awards.

Pearl Awards is the Department of Tourism- Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) annual tourism awarding event and held this year at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City.

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as well as Panaad sa Negros Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with the other provincial government officials received the Grand Prize and Hall of Fame award.

Sanogal, according to a statement from the Capitol said, the award is significant since Panaad sa Negros Festival will celebrate its silver year in 2018.

“Panaad” is a local term for vow or promise and the festival is primarily a fulfillment of the vow to celebrate as thanksgiving for the abundance of Divine Providence. In 2018, the Panaad is slated April 14-22.

Aside from the Panaad Festival Hall of Fame Award, other tourism events in the province were also adjudged winners in the different categories.

Sipalay City’s Kite Festival won as Best Tourism Event-Sports Category and as First Runner Up for Best Tourism Month Celebration which Sagay City got both the Best Tourism Month Celebration and Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism for Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resources Advocacies to Boost Sustainability;

Victorias Agri-Ecotourism Enhancement Program, second runner-up for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Silay Heritage Program, second runner-up for Best Community-based Heritage Conservation Project – City Category; and Cadiz City, second runner-up for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Category), among others. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

Panaad Festival bags ATOP’s Hall of Fame award – Philippine Information Agency


Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with tourism officers and stakeholders receives the Hall of Fame Award as Best Tourism Event Provincial Category from Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during the Pearl Awards in Iloilo City. *(EAD-PIA6/Capitol photo)

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 10 (PIA6) — Panaad sa Negros Festival may take on many taglines – Festival of Festivals or Mother of All Festivals in Negros Occidental, but now, it is Best Tourism Event- Provincial Event Category Hall of Famer in the recent Pearl Awards.

Pearl Awards is the Department of Tourism- Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) annual tourism awarding event and held this year at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City.

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as well as Panaad sa Negros Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with the other provincial government officials received the Grand Prize and Hall of Fame award.

Sanogal, according to a statement from the Capitol said, the award is significant since Panaad sa Negros Festival will celebrate its silver year in 2018.

“Panaad” is a local term for vow or promise and the festival is primarily a fulfillment of the vow to celebrate as thanksgiving for the abundance of Divine Providence. In 2018, the Panaad is slated April 14-22.

Aside from the Panaad Festival Hall of Fame Award, other tourism events in the province were also adjudged winners in the different categories.

Sipalay City’s Kite Festival won as Best Tourism Event-Sports Category and as First Runner Up for Best Tourism Month Celebration which Sagay City got both the Best Tourism Month Celebration and Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism for Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resources Advocacies to Boost Sustainability;

Victorias Agri-Ecotourism Enhancement Program, second runner-up for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Silay Heritage Program, second runner-up for Best Community-based Heritage Conservation Project – City Category; and Cadiz City, second runner-up for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Category), among others. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

Panaad Festival bags ATOP’s Hall of Fame award – Philippine Information Agency


Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with tourism officers and stakeholders receives the Hall of Fame Award as Best Tourism Event Provincial Category from Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during the Pearl Awards in Iloilo City. *(EAD-PIA6/Capitol photo)

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 10 (PIA6) — Panaad sa Negros Festival may take on many taglines – Festival of Festivals or Mother of All Festivals in Negros Occidental, but now, it is Best Tourism Event- Provincial Event Category Hall of Famer in the recent Pearl Awards.

Pearl Awards is the Department of Tourism- Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) annual tourism awarding event and held this year at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City.

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as well as Panaad sa Negros Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with the other provincial government officials received the Grand Prize and Hall of Fame award.

Sanogal, according to a statement from the Capitol said, the award is significant since Panaad sa Negros Festival will celebrate its silver year in 2018.

“Panaad” is a local term for vow or promise and the festival is primarily a fulfillment of the vow to celebrate as thanksgiving for the abundance of Divine Providence. In 2018, the Panaad is slated April 14-22.

Aside from the Panaad Festival Hall of Fame Award, other tourism events in the province were also adjudged winners in the different categories.

Sipalay City’s Kite Festival won as Best Tourism Event-Sports Category and as First Runner Up for Best Tourism Month Celebration which Sagay City got both the Best Tourism Month Celebration and Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism for Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resources Advocacies to Boost Sustainability;

Victorias Agri-Ecotourism Enhancement Program, second runner-up for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Silay Heritage Program, second runner-up for Best Community-based Heritage Conservation Project – City Category; and Cadiz City, second runner-up for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Category), among others. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

Panaad Festival bags ATOP’s Hall of Fame award – Philippine Information Agency


Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with tourism officers and stakeholders receives the Hall of Fame Award as Best Tourism Event Provincial Category from Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during the Pearl Awards in Iloilo City. *(EAD-PIA6/Capitol photo)

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 10 (PIA6) — Panaad sa Negros Festival may take on many taglines – Festival of Festivals or Mother of All Festivals in Negros Occidental, but now, it is Best Tourism Event- Provincial Event Category Hall of Famer in the recent Pearl Awards.

Pearl Awards is the Department of Tourism- Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) annual tourism awarding event and held this year at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City.

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as well as Panaad sa Negros Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with the other provincial government officials received the Grand Prize and Hall of Fame award.

Sanogal, according to a statement from the Capitol said, the award is significant since Panaad sa Negros Festival will celebrate its silver year in 2018.

“Panaad” is a local term for vow or promise and the festival is primarily a fulfillment of the vow to celebrate as thanksgiving for the abundance of Divine Providence. In 2018, the Panaad is slated April 14-22.

Aside from the Panaad Festival Hall of Fame Award, other tourism events in the province were also adjudged winners in the different categories.

Sipalay City’s Kite Festival won as Best Tourism Event-Sports Category and as First Runner Up for Best Tourism Month Celebration which Sagay City got both the Best Tourism Month Celebration and Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism for Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resources Advocacies to Boost Sustainability;

Victorias Agri-Ecotourism Enhancement Program, second runner-up for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Silay Heritage Program, second runner-up for Best Community-based Heritage Conservation Project – City Category; and Cadiz City, second runner-up for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Category), among others. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

Panaad Festival bags ATOP’s Hall of Fame award – Philippine Information Agency


Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with tourism officers and stakeholders receives the Hall of Fame Award as Best Tourism Event Provincial Category from Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during the Pearl Awards in Iloilo City. *(EAD-PIA6/Capitol photo)

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 10 (PIA6) — Panaad sa Negros Festival may take on many taglines – Festival of Festivals or Mother of All Festivals in Negros Occidental, but now, it is Best Tourism Event- Provincial Event Category Hall of Famer in the recent Pearl Awards.

Pearl Awards is the Department of Tourism- Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) annual tourism awarding event and held this year at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City.

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as well as Panaad sa Negros Festival Executive Director Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal with the other provincial government officials received the Grand Prize and Hall of Fame award.

Sanogal, according to a statement from the Capitol said, the award is significant since Panaad sa Negros Festival will celebrate its silver year in 2018.

“Panaad” is a local term for vow or promise and the festival is primarily a fulfillment of the vow to celebrate as thanksgiving for the abundance of Divine Providence. In 2018, the Panaad is slated April 14-22.

Aside from the Panaad Festival Hall of Fame Award, other tourism events in the province were also adjudged winners in the different categories.

Sipalay City’s Kite Festival won as Best Tourism Event-Sports Category and as First Runner Up for Best Tourism Month Celebration which Sagay City got both the Best Tourism Month Celebration and Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism for Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resources Advocacies to Boost Sustainability;

Victorias Agri-Ecotourism Enhancement Program, second runner-up for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Silay Heritage Program, second runner-up for Best Community-based Heritage Conservation Project – City Category; and Cadiz City, second runner-up for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Category), among others. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)