Local News

  • 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.

  • Tornado damages, destroys 82 homes

    Life literally changed in an instant for many Casey Countians Friday afternoon as an EF-2 tornado bore down on the western community of Creston, destroying 30 residences and leaving 52 others with damage ranging from mild to severe.

    Miraculously, no one was killed, and no injuries were reported.

    “We were very fortunate,” said Bro. Dwight Coffman, pastor of Creston Missionary Baptist Church, which suffered significant damage in the storm. “So many different scenarios could have brought a lot more.”

  • Deadline is Friday for pet contest

    Will your pet be The Casey County News’ “Pet of the Year”? You won’t know if you don’t enter him or her.

    The deadline to enter your pet — be it dog, cat, fish, bird, hamster, or anything else — is coming up. Applications, found below in the advertisement, will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday at our office located at 720 Campbellsville Street. Mailed entries must be postmarked by that date.

  • Dedicating a new home of worship

    It was a day of joy and celebration, reunion and remembrances, history and hopes for the future on Oct. 4 when Dunnville Christian Church dedicated its new building. The church, which was established in 1800, had met in the old church building since its dedication in 1900.

    There were 215 people present for morning church services to hear the Rev. Paul Patton deliver the sermon. This marked the 50th anniversary of his first sermon, which he also delivered at Dunnville Christian Church while he was still a student at Liberty High School.

  • Phelps sentenced to 12 years for burglary

    A Casey County man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to 28 charges.

  • BREAKING NEWS: EF2 tornado hits 'Y' area of Casey

    An EF-2 tornado, with winds sustained at 118 mph, roared through a two-mile section of West Ky. 70 around 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, destroying several mobile homes and barns, and heavily damaging houses, a church and a convenience store.

    John Gordon, of the National Weather Service, said the twister — which was witnessed by several people — first touched down just east of Delp Road and covered an estimated two-mile math to Crockett Trail General Store. The tornado, traveling in an east-northeastly direction, left a damage path of one-eighth mile wide, Gordon said.

  • Flu shot clinic set for Saturday at CCMS

    If you’ve been putting off getting a flu shot, then there’s still time.

    The Lake Cumberland Area Health Department will host a flu shot clinic on Saturday at Casey County Middle School from 8 to 10 a.m. for seasonal flu shots and from 10 a.m. to noon for H1N1 flu mist vaccine.

    According to Amy C. Tomlinson, Public Health Services Coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, a limited amount of H1N1 vaccine will be available.

    Seasonal flu mist and shots are widely available.