Local News

  • Hospitals offer low-dose scans

    DANVILLE — Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital now offer the latest in low-dose CT scans that adapt to the patient’s size and condition to provide maximum image quality at a minimum radiation dose.

    The Siemens Definition AS 64 CT sets the standard for diagnostic imaging in the region, hospital officials said.

  • An experience with breast cancer

    By Dr. Angelia Bryant

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. It is a leading cause of cancer death in less developed countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
    — Breast Cancer Research Center

  • Animal control changes discarded

    By David Stone

    With little fanfare, proposed amendments to Liberty’s animal control rules were bagged up and tossed out during the City Council meeting Monday.

    With the only discussion regarding the mechanics of eliminating the amendments to the existing laws, council members agreed to drop the change that governed where pets could defecate and how, and by whom, the rules would be enforced.

  • Proposed mobile business restrictions fail to pass

    By David Stone

    A move by the Liberty City Council to regulate mobile and temporary businesses never made it to a vote Monday, but members of the panel generally agreed the companies could cause problems for existing businesses.

    Councilman Doug Johnson proposed restricting mobile businesses by time and distance to offer protections to the town’s brick-and-mortar establishments.

  • School test scores show little change

    By David Stone

    Casey County students continue performing well on standardized state tests, school board members were told Monday, but past successes in helping low-performing students improve make it difficult for schools to meet specific goals.

    Kentucky’s K-PREP testing system is in a state of transition, making comparisons to past performances difficult, but the latest round of scores indicate consistent performance on the exams, Casey County Schools Assessment Director Boyd Harris told Board of Education members.

  • Phone lines make for close call

    Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett was on his way to work Monday at about 6 am. when he came upon downed telephone lines hanging so low across the road that he hit one. A pole had snapped.

    “Luckily I was going really slow,” Garrent said Tuesday. He had noticed a vehicle pulled to the side of the road. The wire got to the hood of his cruiser and the light bar, but the chief says there was no damage.

  • New conservation officer is high on Casey County

    By Don White
    Contributing writer

    Joel High is just getting started as the new conservation officer for Casey County, but the Junction City native is already thinking about retirement.

    “I plan on working here until I retire,” says the 25-year-old former welder.

    It’s not that he’s wishing his life away; he just loves working in a place that has long been special to him.

    “I got my first turkey on some property off Highway 78 when I was on my first hunt as a 14-year-old.”

  • Rebel band shows what the buzz is about

    By David Stone

    It’s an unusually warm fall day when members of the Casey County High School March Band take the field in competition at Madison Central High School.

    Dressed in bright yellow and black, with antennae adorning their hats, members are nervous as their show, “The Hive,” begins. Flag-twirling members of the color guard and young musicians emerge from a honeycomb to march among brightly colored flowers.

  • Time for annual check-up

    By Donna Carman

    Casey County Hospital

    In the last 35 years, Tracy Bills has drawn a lot of blood from a lot of people in her career as a medical laboratory technician. And nothing has been any more satisfying than being able to make a life-saving discovery for a patient.

    “We had one person who had extremely elevated kidney function tests and was directed to the ER by his physician, and later transferred to another facility,” Bills said, referring to someone who had blood drawn at last year’s Casey County Hospital Health Fair.

  • Terry retires from Tarter

    By Larry Rowell


    A man described as having “done it all” during his life-long career at Tarter Farm and Ranch has retired.

    Tarter family members and co-workers were on hand Thursday at their training facility in Dunnville to pay tribute to Red Terry, 70, who retired Oct. 1.

    Tarter hosted an elaborate luncheon complete with a colorful cake to honor Terry’s 46 years with the company.