Local News

  • Zona E. Lay, 105

    Zona E. Lay of St. Cloud, Fla. died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at her home. She was 105.

    Born on April 21, 1903 in Adair County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Laura McCallister Martin. She was the widow of Edgar Albert Lay.

    She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church.

  • Obituaries for 9-10-08

     Obituaries appear below for the following people: Rosa Crockett, Albert Gabehart, William Hansford, Zona Lay, Bobby Pemberton, Hayden Phillippe, Timothy W. Stephens Jr., and Earl Wilson. 

  • Outhouse Blowout, Country Day is Saturday

    Kentuckians know that the first Saturday in May the world’s best horses make a run for the roses at Churchill Downs.

    And Casey Countians know that the first Saturday after Labor Day, the world’s best privies on wheels make a spirited dash for the prize of being crowned “top privy” in the Outhouse 300 race.

    The Great Outhouse Blowout, sponsored by Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, is held in the northwestern corner where Boyle and Marion counties merge with Casey County.

  • Woman injured in accident

    A collision Monday afternoon between a car and a pickup truck towing two trailers on U.S. 127 about eight miles north of Liberty injured one person, according to Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Freeman Luttrell.

    Candace R. Crowe, 28, of Liberty, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Sunbird southbound when she crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Chevy 3500 pickup in the driver’s side, causing the truck and trailer driven by James W. Bruner Jr. of Versailles to jackknife.

  • Rosa L. Crockett, 80

    Rosa Lee Crockett of Liberty died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 80.

    Born on May 31, 1928 in Warsaw, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Ben and Mandy Gross McIntosh.

    She was a homemaker and the widow of Hubert Crockett.

    Survivors include a niece, Judy (and Brian) Carrier.

    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Letha Hopper and Delpha McIntosh.

    Burial was in Salem Cemetery.

    McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  • Briefs 9-3-08

    The Casey County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday at Jones Park Elementary. A 6:50 p.m. public hearing will be held prior to the meeting to discuss the 2008 property tax rate.

    The Casey County Ambulance Service tax district board will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

    The East Casey County Water District board of directors will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the water district office on U.S. 127 South.

  • Fireworks go over with big bang

    Liberty’s “Thunder on the Green” fireworks show started off with a bang — literally — on Friday night as a huge fireball lit up the night sky at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    However, no explosions followed, no one was injured, and everything went off without a hitch, according to Liberty City Councilman Brad Vaughn, who is in charge of the show.

    But the big flames did alarm several people.

  • Blaze damages trailer

      Firefighters from Dunnville, Liberty and Poplar Springs responded Monday to an early morning mobile home fire near 1213 Henson Ridge Road.  

  • Funding for county inmates no drain for Casey


  • Police News 8-27-08

     Phelps charged with burglary