Local News

  • Flora Phelps, 92

    Flora Ann Phelps of Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was 92.

    Born on March 27, 1918 in Argyle, Ky., she was a daughter of the late James and Pearl Warren Phelps.

    She was a member of Valley Oak Baptist Church.

  • Martha Patterson, 81

    Martha Maxine Lucas Patterson of Kings Mountain died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 81.

    Born on March 13, 1928 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Luther Washington and Myra Delk Lucas.

    She was a member of Family Worship Center and the widow of Cleo Patterson.

  • Collettie Cravens, 68

    Collettie Evelyn Cravens of Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 68.

    Born on April 1, 1941 in Mintonville, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Coy and Nora Gadberry Cravens.

    She was a caregiver and homemaker and member of Ferndale Baptist Church.

  • Officers seize drugs, weapons at couple’s home

    Drugs and weapons were confiscated from a Casey County home on Friday after officers searched a couple’s home, arresting them.

    Dale W. Lane, 39, and his wife, Glenda Sue Lane, 35, both of 1320 Matherly Road, Liberty, have been charged with trafficking in marijuana over eight ounces.

    They were lodged in the Casey County Detention Center with Glenda Lane posting a $1,500 cash bond on Saturday. Dale Lane was ordered held under a $2,500 cash bond, which was posted on Monday. Both are scheduled to appear in Casey District Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 10.

  • Opposition voiced to school’s tax revenue

    Three people voiced opposition to the Casey County Board of Educationat at an Aug. 26 public hearing regarding the board’s decision to adopt a 4 percent tax revenue increase.

    However, one resident spoke in favor of the tax increase.

    Those who opposed the increase were concerned mainly about the bad state of the economy.

    “With the economy the way it is today, why do we need to put an extra burden on people?” Phillip Sparr asked board members.

  • Frances D. Roy,

    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 at 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.

  • POLICE NEWS 9-2-09

    Teen breaks wrist in accident

    A Casey County teenager was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident around 7 p.m. Sunday in the western part of the county.

    According to Deputy Kevin Roberts, Paul J. Montgomery, 66, of 24 Bethany Lane, Liberty, was driving northbound on Blevins Road in a 2001 Chevy pickup when a 2000 Chevy Cavalier, operated by Jessica L. Hatfield, 19, of 80 Michael Drive, Liberty, attempted a left turn from Michael Drive and pulled into his path. The vehicles collided virtually head-on.

  • Obituaries for Aug. 26, 2009
  • City considering ban on pit bull dogs

    Pit bulls are not welcome in the city of Liberty.

    At least that’s the consensus among Liberty City Council members as they gave first reading to an ordinance on Aug. 12 that will ban dog owners from having pit bulls and other vicious dogs within the city limits.

    Mayor Steve Sweeney said he had received several complaints and concerns from residents regarding vicious dogs, and pit bulls in particular.

  • Getting ready for H1N1

    The good news is, as of Monday, no cases of H1N1 — or the swine flu — have been reported in Casey County schools.

    The even better news is that Casey County School officials are mapping out a response in the event an H1N1virus epidemic does hit the schools.

    Casey County School District officials, along with school nurses and principals from the five Casey County schools, met Aug. 18 with health officials from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.