Local News

  • Indian Creek Relay set to help boy’s family

    Members of six churches in Casey County have joined forces to host a benefit to aid a family with medical and funeral expenses.

    The Rev. Bill Hill, pastor of the Middleburg United Methodist Church, said the Indian Creek Relay race will be held Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. beginning at the Middleburg Dairy Freeze at the intersection of Ky. 3270 (Indian Creek Road) and Ky. 198. The 5.1 mile relay ends at the intersection of Indian Creek and Ky. 501 (Grove Ridge).

  • Man dies following wreck near Yosemite

    A series of wrecks in the last week has caused injuries to several people and also led to the death of one man.

    J.B. Hamilton, 80, of 56 Casey Drive, Liberty, died last Wednesday night at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was airlifted to the Lexington hospital the day before after he wrecked his vehicle in Yosemite.

    According to Deputy Jamie Walters, Hamilton was westbound on East Ky. 70 approaching Yosemite when he failed to negotiate a curve. His 1995 Ford Ranger pickup left the road, went into a deep culvert, and came to a stop on all four wheels.

  • Ernie Carter, 65

    Ernie E. Carter of Liberty died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 65.

    Born on Oct. 19, 1943 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Everett and Eunice Latham Carter.

    He was a farmer and employee of Murphy Gate Compnay. He was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church.

  • Mary Rose Wesley, 83

    Mary Rose Wesley of Cincinnati died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. She was 83.

    Born on Feb. 12, 1926 in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late Walden and Lula G. Wesley.

    Survivors include a sister, Marcella Stephens.

    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Worley, Evelyn McAninch and Flora Christine Amos; and a brother, Thomas Wesley.

    Graveside services will be Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Valley Oak Cemetery in Argyle.

  • Teens charged with stealing ATVs

    Two Casey County teenagers have been arrested on burglary and theft charges, and another man has been charged with receiving stolen property, after the teens apparently went on a spree late last Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, stealing all-terrain vehicles and bicycles.

    Deputy Chad Weddle said the sheriff’s office received a call of bicycles being stolen on Henson Ridge Road, followed by the reports of three ATVs stolen from Shugars Hill Road and Poplar Springs Road.

  • POLICE NEWS: Sept. 23

    Woman harasses bus driver

    A Casey County woman has been charged with passing a stopped school bus and disorderly conduct after she allegedly harassed a school bus driver last week.

    Teresa Garrett, 45, of 352 Casey Creek Road, Liberty, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after a complaint was served on her by Deputy Chad Weddle.

  • Floyd Brown, 85

    Floyd R. Brown of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at the Westlake Hospital in Adair County. He was 85.

    Born on May 25, 1924 in Adair County, he was a son of the late Charles Henry and Ida Wilson Brown.

    He was a farmer and member of Dunnville Church of God.

  • Hospital agrees to buy Wolford Ave. property with plans to build road

    The Casey County Hospital Board is proceeding with plans to buy property on Wolford Avenue where they hope to eventually build a road that will connect it with Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.

    At a special-called meeting on Sept. 15, the board agreed to pay Dustin Foster $55,000 for the property which contains a dilapidated duplex.

    According to Casey County PVA Eric Brown, the property is assessed at $25,000, which was the purchase price in December 2005.

  • Bob Coffman, 87

    Lee Otis “Bob” Coffman of Liberty died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 87.

    Born on May 25, 1922 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Otis and Nettie Smith Coffman.

    He was retired from the Kentucky Highway Department and a farmer. He was a member of Poplar Grove Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and a Kentucky Colonel.

  • Mattie Adams, 97

    Mattie Sims Adams of Kings Mountain died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. She was 97.

    Born on Jan. 11, 1912 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Eva Gastineau Sims.

    She was a farmer and homemaker, a beautician, former employee of Cowden’s Manufacturing in Lancaster and the Five and Dime Store. She was a member of Pond Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Noel Adams.