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  • Festival is fine in '09

    While the highlight of the 35th annual Casey County Apple Festival — the serving of “The World’s Largest Apple Pie” at noon Saturday — was a bit of a washout, festival organizers still say the Apple Festival was “Fine in ‘09.”

    “We were very blessed,” said Chairwoman Deva Hair. “We’re so glad the rain held off as long as it did.”

  • Dead animal removal service approved

    Casey Countians now have a method to remove dead animal carcasses from their property.

    At its Sept. 21 meetingw, the Casey County Fiscal Court approved a deal whereby Dead Animal Removal Service (DARS), in Winchester, will remove from one to five animals for $60.

    Judge Executive Ronald Wright said several surrounding counties are using the service.

    The number for DARS is 1-888-744-1186.

    In other business, the court:

  • Ag/expo arena closer to being enclosed

    The large pavilion at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center is getting closer to being enclosed with doors, ag/expo advisory board members were told at a Sept. 22 meeting.

    Chairman Don Sweeney said that thanks to Casey County Fiscal Court, this project is closer to becoming a reality.

    Magistrates voted Sept. 21 to hire an architect to design the project. Judge/Executive Ronald Wright told ag board members that an architect had been hired and the full cost and design specifics of the project should be completed in a few weeks.

  • Michael Williams, 62

    Michael Ray Williams of Liberty died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at his residence. He was 62.

    Born on Feb. 9, 1947 in Lexington, Ky., he was a son of Marcella Roy Williams of Liberty and the late Frank G. Williams.

    He was a mechanic and machinist and a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam.

  • Sister Mary Greenwell, 101

    Sister Mary Clement Greenwell, a Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at Mount Saint Joseph. She was 101.

    She was a former educator for over 50 years and taught at St. Bernard School in Clementsville from 1958-1962.

    Survivors include several nieces and nephews and members of her religious community.

    Funeral mass was Sept. 25 at Mount Saint Joseph.

    Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, was in charge of arrangements.

  • Grand jury indicts Wells for assault

    A Casey County man who allegedly beat a man with a handgun has been indicted on assault charges.

    Hugh Brent Wells, 56, of 5905 East Ky. 70, Liberty, was indicted Monday by a Casey County grand jury for allegedly assaulting Woodford J. “Woody” Sheene nearly three months ago.

    According to the indictment, Wells, on July 8, struck Sheene numerous times with a handgun, causing serious injuries.

    Wells was one of seven people named in 13 charges issued in the indictments.

    Others indicted were:

  • Teen sentenced to five years for assault

    A Casey County teenager who pleaded guilty to stabbing two men has been sentenced to five years in prison.

    Filiberto Garcia Hernades, 19, of 8135 North U.S. 127, was sentenced Sept. 14 in Casey Circuit Court. Judge James G. Weddle gave him credit for the 337 days he had already served, but denied probation.

    Hernades had pleaded guilty earlier this year to counts of second-degree assault, involving the stabbing of Alberto Cruz and Israel Cruz on Oct. 13, 2008. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of alcohol intoxication.

  • Donna Vance, 71

    Donna Lee Vance of Liberty died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at her home. She was 71.

    Born on June 16, 1938 in Arizona, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mildred Hall Penny.

    She was a homemaker and member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Junior Vance of Liberty; two sons, Tony (and Debbie) Crew of Liberty and Bud (and Denise) Crew of Liberty; a granddaughter, Meagan Clements; a great-granddaughter, Audria Clements; and a sister, Georianna Sue Earls of Liberty.

  • J.B. Hamilton, 80

    J.B. Hamilton of Liberty died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at the U.K. Medical Center. He was 80.

    Born on May 15, 1929 in Lexington, Ky., he was a son of the late Edward Fonzo and Eva Hogue Hamilton.

    He was a retired custodian at Liberty Elementary and Casey County Middle School and a farmer. He was a member of Grove Ridge Baptist Church.

  • Fogle named principal at Casey Middle

    Students at Casey County Middle School have a new principal who is very familiar to them.

    Kathy Fogle, assistant principal at CCMS since February 2008, was named principal Monday night by the School’s Site Based Decision Making Council, according to Superintendent Linda Hatter.

    Fogle was chosen from among four other candidates which included Ryan Beard, Jeff Emerson, Jennifer Brogle and Shannon Williams.