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    Charissa Gosser made a bit of history on Saturday night. She was crowned Miss Casey County for the second time this year.

    Charissa had competed for the title of Miss Casey County Fair in June, but didn’t win. Instead, she was the highest-scoring contestant among local girls and was awarded the crown and title of Miss Casey County.

    On Saturday night, she was one of 10 contestants in the 2009 Miss Casey County Pageant, the unofficial kickoff of the Casey County Apple Festival.


    Rainy skies didn’t put a damper on the official dedication and opening ceremony of the new Casey County Hospital on Friday.

    While the hospital actually opened a year ago this month, officials had postponed an official ceremony until U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield, who represents Casey County, could be available to attend.

    Whitfield served as master of ceremonies on Friday, telling the approximately 200 people on hand that it was a proud day.

  • Flu not in Casey ... yet

    Flu season is in full swing and area health officials say that although a few cases of seasonal flu have cropped up, it’s a “so far, so good,” situation.

    And public schools — the one place where flu in the past has found a fertile field — have, as of Monday, had nothing but good news to report.

    Gwen Marcum, District School Nurse, said only two cases of flu have been reported this year. Both were seasonal, or Type A flu.

  • Maxine Butler, 85

    Maxine Butler of Liberty died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 85.

    Born on March 9, 1924 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Gerthie Thompson Price.

    She was a nurse at Clinton County Hospital and a member of the Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. She was the widow of Fred Murphy and Stanley Butler.

  • Dr. Elmer True, 81

    Dr. Elmer Floyd True died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at Danville. He was 81.

    Born on Dec. 21, 1927 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Aldie and DeLora Atwood True.

    He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a chiropractor. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, member of Masonic Lodge #765, an Oleika Shriner, an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Admiral.

  • Earl Luttrell, 80

    Earl Luttrell of Windsor died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at his home. He was 80.

    Born on Dec. 12, 1928 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Marcus Esau and Cora Bell Luttrell.

    He was a farmer.

    Survivors include his wife, Dollie Turpin Luttrell of Windsor; a son, Lester (and Gloria) Luttrell of Windsor; a granddaughter, Kim (and Albert) Kane; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Kane; and two sisters, Masie Luttrell of Illinois and Flora Gilpin of Ohio.

  • Obituaries for Sept. 23, 2009
  • Hobert Haste, 84

    Hobert Dee “Red” Haste of Bethelridge died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. He was 84.

    Born on Sept. 8, 1924 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Jason and Abbie Warren Haste.

    He was retired from Casey County Road Department, a farmer, a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church and the bass singer for the Haste Quartet. He was the widower of Amy Rillis Hughes Haste.

  • Lee Roy Prewitt, 85

    Lee Roy Prewitt of Liberty died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 at Clyde, N.C. He was 85.

    Born on April 6, 1924 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Zelbert and Dora Phillips Prewitt.

  • Wanda Clark, 68

    Wanda B. “Lollipop” Clark of Cynthiana died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital. She was 68.

    Born on Aug. 10, 1941 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Cordia Greer Elliott.

    She was a former line leader for Georgetown Cable, and of the Baptist faith.