Joseph Michael Brannan Jr.

Lauren (Wells) Brannan and Joseph Brannan Sr., Hopkinsville, announce the birth of a son, Joseph Michael Brannan Jr., Nov. 24, 2019, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville.

He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

Siblings are Savannah, 2 and Hayden, 8 Grandparents are Michael and Terri Wells, Hopkinsville; Gil Brannan, Lebanon, Ohio; Lisa P'pool Davis, Hopkinsville.

A great-grandparent is Harvey Wells, Hopkinsville.


State Board of Agriculture

FRANKFORT -- Micah Lester of Trigg County was appointed to the State Board of Agriculture Nov. 22 by Gov. Matt Bevin.

"Let me be the first to say 'congratulations' and welcome to the new members of the State Board of Agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. "This is one of the most important boards that works with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture throughout the year. I look forward to working with each member to advance the priorities of Kentucky's farm families."

Lester represents crop farmers for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2021, grows corn, soybeans and wheat for Lester Family Farms near Gracey.

The first meeting of the new board will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 6 in Frankfort, following the swearing-in of Kentucky's constitutional officers. The meeting will include an orientation session and a review of the duties of members.

Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights announced Benjamin Helm Bristow, Hopkinsville, as an inductee of the 2019 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to recognize these brave men and women who have been leaders in the struggle for equality and justice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees have worked for desegregation of schools and public accommodations. They pushed for civil rights legislation and equal opportunity in education, employment, and housing. They have given of their time, resources, and service toward efforts that challenged and changed old, unjust philosophies and systems.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame serves to raise public awareness about human rights issues and to foster an environment for discussion and education regarding state civil rights history and ongoing challenges. It is a tool to encourage citizens to strive for equality and mutual understanding.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is a state government agency charged with the enforcement of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

2019 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters

Josh Simpson and Jeff Strader, City of Hopkinsville, completed the 2019 Kentucky Road Masters Training Program, according to a release from the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center.

The Roads Scholar/Road Master Training Programs consists of nine and seven full-day courses, respectively. The combined programs total 95 training hours and serves individuals from local and state transportation agencies as well as private businesses. The Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Programs, as well as a broad selection of other training courses related to transportation, are offered throughout the year by the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center, located at the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering.


Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE -- Two Trigg County residents graduated Dec. 6 from Campbellsville University.

Bryan S. Silver of Cerulean graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Area/Management.

Summer Leigh Ann Choate of Cadiz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing concurrent enrollment Associates Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs.

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