• Business Brief: Carman named director of Division of Probation and Parole

    Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Deputy Commissioner Rodney Ballard has announced the appointment of Casey County native Tim Carman to the position of director of the agency’s Division of Probation and Parole.
    Carman will oversee the department’s 19 probation and parole supervision districts and the division’s 636 officers, supervisors and support staff. He officially assumed the reigns Aug. 31 following the retirement of Lelia “Lee” VanHoose.

  • Monticello Bank opens coupon room

    Those who share a love of coupons now have a place to gather to exchange their money-saving tips.
    Monticello Banking Co. hosted coupon classes in October and November, bringing in a guest speaker to share ideas on how coupons can save consumers big bucks. And shortly after that, the bank opened up a “coupon room” for residents to share and trade coupons.
    Teresa Wethington and Sandra Allen, two of the bank’s employees, said the class was interesting and informative.

  • Cundiff, Richards say goodbye to Casey Bank

    They’ve been a fixture at the Casey County Bank for a combined 86 years, but on Dec. 31, two long-time employees said goodbye.
    David Cundiff and Brenda Richards put on brave faces during a lunch in their honor, but both said it was tough saying goodbye to friends and co-workers who have been like their families for a very long time.
    “It’s like a second home to you, it’s like your family. It really is,” Richards said, adding that she had been teary-eyed most of the day.

  • Coupon clipping makes cut in cost of living

    Amanda Spinks bought nearly $75 worth of items at Rite Aid on Friday. But she didn’t pay $75 for them.
    She paid $9.34, and then got an additional $18 in Rite Aid’s Up Rewards, which could be interpreted as the business paying her $9 to buy $74.52 worth of their products.
    “This is the best I’ve ever done,” Spinks said of her couponing ventures.

  • End of an Era: Miller says goodbye to county clerk’s office after 30 years

    We’ve all heard about the best-laid plans of mice and men … how things don’t always work out like we thought they would.
    That’s what happened to Eva Miller 30 years ago.
    Miller, then 22 and a new mother with a two-month-old son, was living and working in Corbin. She had a job at an OBGYN office and was making plans to pursue a career as a laboratory technician.