Local News

  • New hospital opens doors with 14 patients moved

    The first patient in the new Casey County Hospital on Wednesday said the move from the old building was as smooth as silk and nothing but first class.

    Betty Williams, from Possum Trot Road in Casey County, said that though she was used to the old building, being in the new one “is like being in another state.”

    “It’s so pretty and nice but the staff hasn’t changed,” she said. “They’ve always been nice.”

    The move began for some hospital staff at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Sue Antle, Director of Nursing.

  • Briefs 9-10-08

    The Casey County Fair Board is sponsoring a Pleasure Horse Show beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. For more information, contact David Stringer, 787-7770.

    The ag/expo center will also host the Kentucky Walking Horse Celebration Sept. 17-20.


    Liberty City Council will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Liberty City Hall.

    Casey County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Monday upstairs at the courthouse.

  • Indicted couple faces 35 charges

    A Casey County couple has been indicted on 35 charges handed down in indictments issued by a Casey County grand jury on Friday.

    William Scott Phelps, 27, of 690 Adams Cemetery Road, Liberty, and Samantha Lee Phelps, 25, were both indicted on charges of receiving stolen property and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Police news 9-10-08

    Teens charged in burglary

    Four teenagers have been arrested for their roles in an Aug. 28 burglary, which occurred at the home of Randy Williams in Casey County.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Troopers Bryan Shepard and Donnie Moses have recovered 17 guns and a bow, as well as a 46-inch flat panel television that were taken in the break-in.

  • Long-time councilman loved his city

    For 20 years, Earl “Monk” Wilson listened to the concerns of his fellow citizens.

    His 10 terms on the Liberty City Council ended on Dec. 31, 2006, and last week, Wilson’s life term ended as Wilson, 82, passed away on Sept. 2 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

    “He was a very dear friend,” said Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney, who worked with Wilson for eight years. “He and I didn’t always agree, but if we had a disagreement, we were still friends.”

  • Opal Ewing, 83

    Opal Herren Ewing of Bradfordsville died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at the U.K. Hospital. She was 83.

    Born on Feb. 3, 1925 in Jacktown, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Bertha Lee Purdy Herron.

    She was a farmer, a member of Pleasant Valley Christian Church and a Kentucky Colonel. She was the widow of Jesse Ewing.

  • Ovaline W. Gadberry, 79

    Ovaline Wesley Gadberry of Liberty died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at her son’s residence. She was 79.

    Born on June 4, 1929 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Orville and Victoria Smith Wesley. She was the widow of Cornelius “Jack” Gadberry.

    She was a housewife and member of Ferndale Baptist Church.

  • Obituaries for 9-17-08
  • Thelma E. Horn, 70

    Thelma Elmore Horn of Stanford died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 70.

    Born on Aug. 9, 1938 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Ramona Elmore Hogue and Chester Elmore.

    She was a unit secretary at Ft. Logan Hospital and a member of Grove Ridge Baptist Church.

  • Chester Ferry, 76

    Chester Ferry of Windsor died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at his home. He was 76.

    Born on June 22, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Lee Vanis and Gracie M. Owens Ferry. He was the widower of Mary Christine Ferry.

    He was a logger, farmer and member of Jennies Chapel United Methodist Church.