Today's News

  • Edward Brackett, 87

    Edward Burr Brackett of Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 87.

    Born on Dec. 13, 1924, he was a son of the late Speed Farmer and Sally Baldock Brackett. He was the widower of Juanita Matthews Brackett and Mary Propes Brackett.

    He was a retired gate salesman, attended Bruce’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

  • Glenn W. Johnson, 69

    Glenn W. Johnson of Indiana died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Ind. He was 69.

    Born in Casey County on Sept. 19, 1938, he was a son of the late William and Vera Stafford Johnson.

    Survivors include two sisters, Pauline (and Coy) Rigney and Bessie Louise Johnson, both of Liberty; a brother, Edgar Lewis Johnson of Liberty; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Marie Griffin.

    Graveside services were held Aug. 7 at the Columbia White Church Cemetery by Rev. Larry Meadows.

  • Obituaries for 9-3-08
  • Ready for the Move

    The new Casey County Hospital is expected to be up and running by this time next week as the facility passed its final inspection on Monday.

    “We have a few more things to do to the patient rooms, and then we’re ready,” said Administrator Rusty Tungate, adding the hospital now expects to transfer its patients to the new building next Tuesday.

    Tungate had reported following the hospital board’s Aug. 12 meeting that he anticipated the new hospital would open the last week of September. However, it now appears the district will beat that date.

  • School board opts for 4% increase on 2008 tax rate

    More than 90 county judge-executives in Kentucky have committed financially to support a lawsuit against

  • Curtis Murphy, 78

    Curtis Murphy of Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Fayette County. He was 78.

    Born in Casey County on Jan. 10, 1930, he was a son of the late Thomas Walter and Ona Campbell Murphy.

    He was a retired orderly at the Casey County Hospital and a member of Gum Lick Christian Church.

  • Pauline Salyers, 83

    Pauline Salyers of Yosemite died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was 83.

    Born in Casey County on Dec. 13, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Pearl Byrd Watson. She was the widow of Earl Fritz Salyers.

    She was a housewife and member of First Baptist Church of Yosemite.

  • Community Calender events for 9-3-08


    Community Sign Language Classes will begin Monday, Sept. 22 for nine-weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kentucky School for the Deaf Kerr Hall. Pre-registration is $40 per person and is required by Sept. 1. For more information or pre-registration, call Ina Faye Price, 859-936-6768 or inafaye.price@ksd.kyshcools.us.

    Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge #765 will have a family dinner Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Meat will be furnished. Please bring a covered dish.

  • Country superstar Eddie Montgomery building restaurant near Harrodsburg

     For Eddie Montgomery, being a member of the hottest duo in country music is a dream come true.