Local News

  • Ancil Wilson, 76

    Ancil Wilson of Liberty died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 76.

    Born on April 17, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Marshal and Bessie Moran Wilson.

    He was a restaurant manager and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

    Survivors include a niece, Joyce Coleman of Harrodsburg; a brother, Jesse Carlos Wilson of Virginia; and a sister, Lorene Vaughn of Richmond.

    Funeral services were Sept. 30 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Bro. Clifford Dehart. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

  • Buell L. Rodgers, 52

    Buell L. Rodgers of Franklin, Ind. died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. He was 52.

    Born on Feb. 16, 1956, he was a son of Susan Hendley McClusky and the late Ewell N. Rodgers.

    He was employed at Aarvins in Franklin.

  • Judy Ann Pittman, 69

    Judy Ann Pittman of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Middleburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at the Vitas Unit at Drake Hospital. She was 69.

    Born on Nov. 25, 1938 in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Herman and Geneva Mayes Craft. She was the widow of Bobby Junior Pittman.

    She was a housewife.

    Survivors include three daughters, Geneva Back and Rhonda Amodio, both of Hamilton, Ohio and Patricia Pittman of Cincinnati; three sons, Douglas, Chad and Todd Pittman, all of Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Apple Festival XXXIV set to begin on Saturday

    Called “one big family reunion,” the 34th annual Casey County Apple Festival is ready to welcome thousands of visitors to enjoy the hospitality and down-home goodness of the festival.

    The festival kicks off this weekend with a host of pageants at the Casey County High School gym, beginning with Miss Casey County on Saturday night.

    A preview of the contestants in the Miss Casey County pageant can be found on page 3. It is set for Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Margaret Hatter, 82

    Margaret Hatter of Yosemite died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 82.

    Born on May 25, 1926 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Carlos and Irene Carman Bradshaw. She was the widow of Ocaly Hatter.

    She was retired from Oakwood and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

  • Court accepts hospital budget

    The final district budget to be submitted to the Casey County Fiscal Court was accepted Monday in a meeting that lasted less than five minutes.

    The Casey County Hospital District proposed a 2008-09 budget that includes a 12 percent reduction over last year’s budget in revenues, cash and receipts. The budget projects $20.9 million in receipts with projected appropriations of $20.4 million. In contrast, the 2007-08 budget, which ended June 30, noted $23.8 million in revenues, cash and receipts with $19.4 million in expenditures.

  • Kentucky Celebration to be held at Casey's ag/expo center

    If the success of last year’s show is any indication, thousands of horse enthusiasts are expected to attend the 43rd annual Kentucky Celebration, the world’s largest walking horse show, held Sept. 17-20 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    Jerry Hoskins, a member of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association Board, said this year’s show promises to draw contestants and spectators from Alabama to Ohio.

  • Obituaries for 9-25-2008
  • Manilla Witt, 88

    Manilla Witt of Lancaster, formerly of Liberty, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at the Christian Care Center of Lancaster. She was 88.

    Born on Oct. 18, 1919 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Rosie Emerson Bowmer. She was the widow of Edgar Howard Witt.

    She was a housewife and member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church.

    Survivors include a daughter, Patty Polley of Liberty; a sister, Maxine Bell of Liberty; three grandchildren, Nicki Wethington, Donovan Murphy and Clint Price; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

  • City offering sewer hook-up for half price

    It’s been a long time coming, but the expansion of sewer services to some Liberty residents is almost over.

    With the completion of the project, an estimated 120 to 140 households along U.S. 127 South and Ky. 70 East – as well as Casey High, Casey Middle and Kentucky Tech – will soon be able to hook onto city sewer service.

    However, that service comes with a fee, and the price tag is $250.