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  • Curtis Murphy, 78

    Curtis Murphy of Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Fayette County. He was 78.

    Born in Casey County on Jan. 10, 1930, he was a son of the late Thomas Walter and Ona Campbell Murphy.

    He was a retired orderly at the Casey County Hospital and a member of Gum Lick Christian Church.

  • Pauline Salyers, 83

    Pauline Salyers of Yosemite died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was 83.

    Born in Casey County on Dec. 13, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Pearl Byrd Watson. She was the widow of Earl Fritz Salyers.

    She was a housewife and member of First Baptist Church of Yosemite.

  • Mary F. Gibson, 90

    Mary Frances Gibson of Liberty died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 90.

    Born on June 20, 1918 in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Butler Daniel and Viola Frances Hedges Phillips. She was the widow of Earl Gibson.

    She was a seamstress and former employee of Cricketeer Manufacturing Company and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

  • Adrian Harrison, 80

    Adrian Harrison of Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was 80.

    Born on Sept. 15, 1927 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Elbridge and Pearl Murphy Harrison.

    He was a retired mason, member of the Gum Lick Christian Church and attended the Atwood Chapel Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

  • How $afe is Your Money?

    Depositors are becomingly increasingly wary about the safety of their money in local banks which may be due in part to the number of bank closings that has occurred this year.

    But local bank officials say there is no reason to be concerned.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) reports that eight banks in the United States have closed since Jan. 1 and 90 more are listed on a quarterly watch list of troubled banks — those considered to be on shaky financial footing, according to the FDIC.gov Web site.

  • Obituaries for issue of Aug. 27, 2008
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  • Manford L. Coleman, 79

     Manford L. Coleman of Okolona, Ky. died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at the Franciscan Health Care Center. He was 79. 

  • Iven A. Ellis, 91

     Iven Allen Ellis of Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at his residence. He was 91.

  • James E. Pettit, 87

     James E. Pettit of Pine Lane, Bethlehem, W.V. died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 at Wheeling Hospital Medical Park. He was 87.