Local News

  • 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.

  • Mollie Burkett, 97

    Mollie Marie Pitman Burkett died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at the Sunrise Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerset. She was 97.

    Born on March 21, 1912 in Ingle, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Milton and Des Muse Pitman.

    She was a retired teacher and member of First Baptist Church in Somerset and Somerset Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Orville Hugh Burkett.

    Survivors include three sons, Hugh Nevins (and Alice) Burkett, Barry Lee (and Sue) Burkett and John Douglas (and Cindy) Burkett; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

  • POLICE NEWS: Sept. 16

    Woman cited for DUI following wreck

    A Russell County woman has been cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants following an early-morning accident on Wednesday.

    Whitney L. Murphy, 21, of 20 Bolin Road, Russell Springs, was transported to the Casey County Hospital following the 3:28 a.m. accident, and then on to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington by Casey EMS.

  • City loses taxes on $3M in property

    In the last nine years, the city of Liberty has lost more than $3 million in property from its tax base, according to figures presented to the Liberty City Council on Wednesday night.

    And it could lose even more if the Casey County Hospital District goes ahead with plans to buy a piece of property on Wolford Avenue where they hope to build a road.

    “We’re losing a significant amount of money each year,” Mayor Steve Sweeney told the council.

  • Hospital hosting grand opening

    Although the new Casey County Hospital opened its doors to patients a year ago this month, the grand opening for the facility will be celebrated on Friday.

    Administrator Rusty Tungate said officials have delayed the grand opening so that Congressman Ed Whitfield could attend the event. Whitfield has been a strong supporter of the hospital and was also on hand for its groundbreaking in April 2007.