Local News

  • ‘Toys for Kids’ starts campaign

    Although it’s not yet Halloween, those who work on the Casey County Toys for Kids committee are already thinking about making it a merry Christmas for some local youngsters.

    Letters went out to area businesses last week, encouraging donations to the annual toy drive. Last year, thanks to the community’s generosity, 496 children (233 families) in Casey County received a new toy for Christmas.

  • Five sentenced in Casey Circuit Court

    Five people were sentenced in Casey Circuit Court by Judge James G. Weddle on Sept. 28 after having pled guilty to their charges earlier this year.

    —Randy Steven Lawhorn, 47, of 144 North Hatfield Road, Liberty, was sentenced to two years on DUI and drug charges. He was given credit for two days served, with probation denied.

  • Joel H. Chapman, 77

    Joel Hayes Chapman of Greenfield, Ind. died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009. He was 77.

    Born on Nov. 27, 1931 in Liberty, he was a son of the late George R. and Eliza Watson Chapman.

    He was retired from Delco-Remy and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Park Chapel Christian Church, Fellowship F&AM Lodge #681, Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, Model “A” Restorers Club and the Model “A” Ford Club and drove children to Shriners Hospitals in Cincinnati, Lexington and Chicago for several years.

  • June Rodgers, 60

    June Rodgers of Liberty died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 at the James B. Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg. She was 60.

    Born on Nov. 2, 1948 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late James Preston and Vasca Patterson Wesley.

    She was a homemaker, former employee of Liberty Sportswear, and owner and operator of Jerry and June Upholstery. She was a member of Cowdens Chapel Church of God.

  • Sherman Randolph, 77

    Sherman Ray Randolph died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. He was 77.

    Born on Sept. 25, 1932 in Middleburg, he was the son of the late Ira and Maud Randolph.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

  • Obituaries for Oct. 14, 2009
  • Judy Blevins, 62

    Judy Lee Blevins of Liberty died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 at her home. She was 62.

    Born on Jan. 10, 1947 in Casey County, she was a daughter of Alice Irene Bland of Cincinnati and the late George Stafford.

    She was a homemaker and licensed practical nurse.

  • John Wayne Helm, 30

    John Wayne Helm of Bronston, Ky. died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was 30.

    Born on July 13, 1979 in Danville, Ky., he was a son of Richard Wayne and Linda Lay Helm of Bronston, Ky.

    He was a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church.

    Besides his parents, survivors include a sister, Vicky Kidwell of Indiana; a brother, Matt Helm of Somerset; and grandmother, Opal Witt Helm of Liberty.

  • Mary Amanda Reed, 78

    Mary Amanda Reid Reed of Hustonville died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. She was 78.

    Born on Dec. 2, 1930 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Grover and Blanche Mobley Reid.

    She was retired from K-Mart and the widow of Raymond Reed.

    Survivors include a son, Neil Reed of Hustonville; and a brother, Robert Reid of Moreland.

    She was preceded in death by a son, Terry.

    Funeral services will be today (Oct. 14) at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Jerry Adams.

    Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

  • POLICE NEWS: Oct. 14, 2009

    Three charged in store burglary

    Two adults and a juvenile have been arrested on burglary charges after they allegedly broke into Atwood’s Grocery Sunday night.

    Darren Matthew Noe, 19, of 957 Griffith Ridge Road, Liberty, and Jonathan Wayne Mullins, 22, of 4904 Little South Road, Gravel Switch, were each arrested Monday morning on charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, first-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking over $500, and possession of marijuana. Noe was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.