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Out of the Past: May 17, 2017

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10 YEARS AGO
Week of May 16, 2007

A Liberty woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being hurt while working at Barron Pallets on Ky. 1552. Employee Neli Terrones, 37, was loading boars into a rip saw machine when her ponytail was pulled into a machine with rollers. When she reached to free her hair, her fingers also were pulled into the machine.
A teenager originally charged with murder in the death of his cousin was indicted on first-degree manslaughter charges. The 16-year-old boy was charged with causing the death of William Joshua Williams, 25, by striking him on the head.
Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center hosted the High School Rodeo Challenge for teens in five states. Todd Hoskins of the Casey County Fair Board, which organized the event, said more than 1,000 people attended.
Students attending Casey County schools will face a slightly longer school day during the 2007-08 school years, with three extra minutes added to the end of each day.
A&D Supermarket featured T-Bone Steaks for $5.99 per pound. Country-style ribs were $1.29 per pound.
Obituaries: Lee Statom, 64; Elizabeth Ebenschweiger, 86; Barbara Middleton, 60; Albert Tucker, 72; Lyle C. King, 55; Martha B. Cline, 92; Emma Jo Miller, infant; Faye B. Tillett, 84; Donald E. Sanders, 67; Billy R. Dean, 71; Maxine E. Lay . 89; John H. Rigney, 81; and Juanita Sears, 73.

20 YEARS AGO
Week of May 14, 1997

For the second time in a week, Sheriff Bob Weddle pursued a stolen vehicle at high speeds through three counties. The chase ended in the arrest of an Indianapolis man and a 17-year-old female juvenile.
CCHS graduation was set, with about 120 seniors preparing to graduate.
Casey County High juniors Nicole Land and Chris Durham were named Governor’s Scholars and would participate in a five-week summer academic program at a Kentucky college.
A Casey County school bus driver, Wesley J. McFarland, 50, and a Yosemite woman were injured and taken to Casey County Hospital after a vehicle driven by Tina Buis, 22, collided with the school bus on Ky. 1547. Twenty-eight students escaped injury.
A Liberty man convicted of a double fatality was sentenced to 20 years in prison with probation denied. Circuit Judge Paul Barry Jones sentenced Herschel “Rock” Sweat, 42, to the maximum term after he was convicted of two counts of second-degree manslaughter in the deaths of Raymond Noel and Tommy Tackett.
Columbia Lake Cumberland Home Health would have a new office in downtown Liberty after Liberty City Council approved a zone change to allow for the office’s construction.
CCHS graduates would celebrate at the Eastern Kentucky University student center for Project Graduation.
The CCHS FFA banquet was held with Casey County resident Jamey Burton, s state vice president from the Lake Cumberland Region, as the featured speaker.
Obituaries: Fred Hatfield, 83; George Marion Garrett, 49.

30 YEARS AGO
Week of May 20, 1987

Casey County Fiscal Court appealed Circuit Judge Paul Barry Jones’ ruling that a 1 percent occupational tax it had approved was unconstitutional.
The annual Memorial Day service was set for this week in front of the Doughboy statue on the Courthouse Square.
Marshall Summers, 17, of Clementsville was named the 1987 Star Chapter Farmer by the CCHS FFA Club. Summers, the son of Ronnie and Eileen Summers of Gum Lick Road, was a senior.
Casey Countians would go to the polls next week to place their votes for some state candidates with the option to elect local son Wallace Wilkinson as the gubernatorial candidate on the Democratic ticket.
Casey County’s strawberry growers, who suffered from a near 90 percent crop loss the previous year, anticipated bumper crops this year.
Administration of the Casey County War Memorial Hospital temporarily was in the hands of NKC Hospitals Inc. of Louisville following the departure of Administrator Roger Williams.
Beverly Williamson, 32, of Liberty earned second place in the state extemporaneous speaking contest and fourth place in a state welding competition with the VICA Club at Casey County Vocational School.
Obituaries: Eula Lee Hayes, 76; Okla Harold Elliott, 73; Vivian Beniece A. Patterson, 47; Pauline Margaret Grant, 64.

40 YEARS AGO
Week of May 19, 1977

Casey County had 8,866 registered voters listed in preparation for the primary election. The only office not on the primary ballot was circuit court clerk.
Substitute teachers in Casey County would take a considerable pay cut starting next school year. The Board of Education voted to pay substitutes an average of what is paid to teach in surrounding counties.
The Casey County Republican Women’s Club sponsored a dinner for all Republican wives and their husbands at the Village Restaurant.
Despite several rumors that A&D Supermarket would cease business, Don and Ada Scanlon announced they would continue to operate the grocery store at its current location in Liberty, even with the addition of Liberty Square Shopping Center on the 127 bypass.
The Casey County Rebels baseball team beat Lincoln County to take home the 46th District Tournament title.
Members of the CCHS Spanish Club held a flea market to help raise funds for a planned trip to Mexico later this year.
Green River Drive-In featured Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in “A Star is Born.”
Obituaries: George Williams, 57; Clifford Holder, 76; Minnie Phelps, 77; Clator Sapp, 85; Artie F. Durham Godbey, 89.

50 YEARS AGO
Week of May 18, 1967

In honor of National Mailbox Improvement Week, the community was urged to place more emphasis on better-looking mailboxes by showcasing attractive mailboxes in the Casey County News.
Liberty High graduated 31 students with special honors going to valedictorian Marcenia Carmicle and salutatorian John T. Wesley.
Six of the county’s grade schools would have six weeks of classes this summer in three subjects — reading, math and physical education.
Arlis Murphy’s store at Clementsville was burglarized with thieves getting away with “the biggest haul in a long time for this county,” including 50 pairs of shoes.
Jerry Lee Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Foster of Liberty, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce. He would enroll in UK law school in the fall.
A 1964 Chevrolet with the keys left in it, belonging to Dr. Garnett Sweeney, was stolen from Sweeney’s home on Middleburg Street. The vehicle was found wrecked three miles south of Dunnville on U.S. 127 with estimated damage around $500.
The home of Mrs. W.K. Shugars, about a mile south of Liberty, burned after being struck by lightning.
The Kentuckian Theatre was showing “Marco the Magnificent.” “The Cincinnati Kid” and  “The Liquidator.”
A&D Supermarket featured sales on ground beef for 49 cents per pound, four 12-ounce cans of Sunshine State orange juice for $1, and a 25-pound bag of Peak pinto beans for $2.39.
Obituaries: Jesse Rodgers, 70.