Local News

  • POLICE NEWS: Sept. 9

    Accidents injure three

    Three separate accidents sent three people to the hospital, with rain being a contributing factor in at least two of the accidents. Two of the wrecks occurred Thursday within an hour and a half of each other.

  • Former judge jailed

    Bond has been set in Jessamine County in the case of a former Casey County judge who remained jailed there Tuesday morning. However, once his bond has been posted, he will be transported back to the Pulaski County Detention Center where he will be sentenced based on a charge of theft by labor for services rendered.

    Roger Elliott appeared by video in an arraignment hearing in Jessamine District Court Tuesday morning where bond was set at $10,000 or 10 percent, according to a Jessamine County Detention Center spokesman.

  • Man on a Mission

    It’s been said the best defense is a good offense.

    Well, Shelby Horn knows a little about the defense part. After all, he makes his living putting up a defense for others as a public defender.

    However, it’s the offense Horn wants to stress now — offense against cancer.

    It’s been a little over two months now since Horn, 66, discovered that he had colon cancer.

  • Obituaries for Sept. 9, 2009
  • Sentencing delayed for two on federal drug charges

    The sentencing of two Casey County men who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges has been postponed.

    Robert “Fritz” Sheene, 48, of 1517 Casey Creek Road, Liberty, and Ralph Michael Hughes, 38, of 1343 Bastin Creek Road, Kings Mountain, were scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 31 in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green. However, that has been rescheduled to Nov. 3.

  • Cecil Overstreet, 87

    Cecil Overstreet of Lexington died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at Northpoint Health Care Center. He was 87.

    Born on June 22, 1922 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Irvin and Myrtie Crockett Overstreet.

    He was retired from Brown and Williamson Company and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Betty Wilson Overstreet.

    Survivors include a daughter, Cathy (and Mark) Pearl of Lexington; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Frances D. Roy, 78

    Frances D. Roy died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was 78.

    Born in Green County, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Katie Estes Durrett.

    She was a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty and former Sunday school teacher.

    Survivors include a daughter, Teresa (and Keith) Bourne of Lancaster; a son, Dennis (and Melissa) Roy of Wasilla, Ala.; a sister, Elaine Brenton of Indianapolis, Ind.; and two brothers, Donald (and Rita) Durrett of Summersville, Ky. and Bobby (and Patti) Durrett of Greensburg, Ky.

  • Bill Pierce, 62

    William “Bill” Pierce of Middleburg died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 at the U.K. Medical Center. He was 62.

    Born on Aug. 11, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Beecher William and Beulah Keith Pierce.

    He was a retired manager of Whirlpool and member of Middleburg United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Beverly Elliott Pierce; a daughter, Kimberly (and Donald Ray) Rayborn of Middleburg; a grandson, Tyler Stephens of Middleburg; and an aunt, Vivian K. Tarter of Dunnville.

  • Latosha Durham, 14

    Latosha Lynn Durham of Liberty died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at her home. She was 14.

    Born on July 18, 1995 in Danville, Ky., she was a daughter of Ernest T. Durham of Eubank and the late Latonia Durham.

    She was a student and member of Pine Grove Church.

  • Obituaries for Sept. 2, 2009