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Today's News

  • Lee paces Casey girls to third overall

    The Casey cross country teams continued to prepare for the post-season with an all-comers meet at Mercer on Oct. 7. Jenna Lee, back from an injury, paced the girls’ team to third place while Nolan Weddle led the boys to a fourth place finish.

    “It is good to have Jenna back, she is a great runner,” said Coach Matt Willoughby. “When she is out, we not only lose one of our best athletes, but her leadership as well.”

  • School board approves final Walnut Hill construction payment

    It’s official. Except for three small repairs at Walnut Hill Elementary School, the construction of the building is finished.

    Final payment to D.W. Wilburn, Inc., of Lexington in the amount of $86, 973.36 was approved by the Casey County Board of Education in Monday night’s meeting at Liberty Elementary School. The school opened in August 2007, consolidating staff and students from Douglas Phelps and Phillips Elementary.

    In other action, the board:

  • Give God a chance to show that He does care

    Not to be preachy, but, folks, God cares. That’s all there is to it.

    Many wrong people get away with a lot against others, putting them in some pretty precarious hardships, but if those victims just turn their heads up and ask for help from God, it’ll come over the time it is needed, sometimes in the most surprising ways.

  • CCHS homecoming activities planned

    Casey will play its last home football game on Friday night, which is also homecoming and Senior Night.

    Several activities have been planned for this week at school, and will culminate on Friday night with the crowning of a new Homecoming King and Queen, chosen by a vote of the student body, as well as recognition of all senior athletes.

    Homecoming Week is sponsored by the CCHS Student Council, and according to sponsor Jackie Allen, there will be a lot of fun this week.

  • Holt's Barber Shop

    Glenn Holt honed his barbering skills giving free haircuts to the living and the dead in the embalming room at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty.

    The year was 1968 and he was a student at the Moler Barber College in Lexington. He couldn’t charge customers because he didn’t have his barber’s license.

    His younger brother, Darell, said Glenn needed the experience he gained in the embalming room.

  • Shirley Roy, 72

    Shirley Hall Roy of Liberty died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 72.

    Born on March 19, 1936 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Clines Roy.

    She was a homemaker and member of the 910 Full Gospel Church.

  • Albert N. Foster, 81

    Albert Nick Foster of Lexington died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 after a long illness. He was 81.

    Born on Feb. 12, 1927 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Albert and Grace Foster.

    He was a clerk for Volunteers for America and a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

  • Sports Talk

    I guess maybe Kentucky’s defense is the real thing.

    The Wildcats made a good showing in a 17-14 loss to Alabama on Saturday. The outcome was in question until UK botched an onside kick attempt inside the game’s final minute.

    The Cats passing defense is ranked number one in the nation, as is their scoring defense. UK’s overall defensive ranking is 12th in the nation, but that is only good for number four in the Southeastern Conference.

  • Local races to feature opposition for city council, school board

    Casey County voters, like all registered voters across the state and nation, will head to the polls in less than four weeks now to cast their ballots in the Nov. 4 general election.

    While the “big picture” is on who will be elected the next president and vice president of the United States, many communities are also focused on their own local elections.

  • Author Robert Powell to be at Casey Library

    Residents are invited to meet popular Kentucky author Robert A. Powell (“Notable Kentucky Trivia”, “Landmarks of Our Heritage”, “True Kentucky Legends”, “Kentucky Governors” and many more) on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Casey County Public Library as part of the library’s “Meet The Kentucky Author” series.