Local News

  • Diana Lemmon, 58

    Diana Elizabeth Adams Lemmon of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She was 58.

    She was a daughter of the late Jessie Wilmer and Elizabeth Shaw Adams.

    She was a member of Barnett’s Creek United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

  • Kid’s Fishing Derby, Country Day, Great Outhouse Blowout is Saturday

    For those bemoaning the end of summer, three activities are coming up Saturday that will allow families to stretch out summer events just a little longer.

    The 6th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Liberty Police Department, will kick off with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Liberty, Chief Steven Garrett said.

    Anglers, ages 3-15, will fish from 9 to 11a.m. and then enjoy a hamburger lunch provided by the Casey County Bank.

  • County updating hazard mitigation report

    In the case of a catastrophic event such as a tornado or flood, Casey County officials, in conjunction with representatives from the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, are updating a critical response plan.

    The 1,100-page Hazard Mitigation Report, originally completed in 2004, has to be updated by June 2011, according to Clarissa Hart, Community Development Specialist with LCADD in Russell Springs.

  • Teen pleads guilty to stealing car, other offenses

    A teenager who led police on a high-speed chase through two counties in June has pleaded guilty to stealing a vehicle and numerous other charges.

    Jordan Alexander Lynn, 18, of 8434 Ky. 49, Liberty, was in Casey Circuit Court on Aug. 17 where he entered a guilty plea to theft by unlawful taking (automobile), first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI, speeding, no operator’s license, and disregarding a stop sign.

  • James B. Luttrell, 69

    James Brinkley Luttrell of Dunnville died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was 69.

    Born on April 7, 1940 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Perry Leslie and Mossie Owens Luttrell.

    He was a gate salesman and the widower of Dorothy Patterson Luttrell.

  • Betty Casey, 52

    Betty Sue Casey of Liberty died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at her family home in Stopover, Ky.

    Born on Nov. 18, 1956 in Mingo County, W.Va., she was a daugher of Mary Jane Hunt Rife of Stopover, Ky. and the late Walter Jr. Rife.

    She formerly owned and operated Casey’s Grocery on Ky. 78 and was a cook at Child Haven Early Childhood Development Center.

  • 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