Today's News

  • Accused murderer remains in jail

    When Leonard Walls regained consciousness at the VA Medical Center in Lexington after having been on a ventilator for five days, he said: “I wasn’t even a good drunk when I come to.”

    Walls, 62, said he didn’t think he was going to live after being admitted to the hospital on Feb. 12, 2008.

    But what he heard next from the doctor troubled him even more, he said.

    “He told me I had antifreeze in my system,” Walls said. “How did I get this?”

  • The best Christmas ever...

    Tonight (Christmas Eve), thousands of children across the world will go to sleep with dreams of what they’ll find under their Christmas tree in the morning.

    I can remember, as a child, how that Christmas Eve day just had to be the longest day of the entire year. It was the one night I was eager to go to bed, all the better to get up in the middle of the night, you see, so that I could take a peek at what Santa Claus had left for me and my brother.

  • Community Calendar events for 12-31-08


    Gateway Park Board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. at the park office.

    The Casey County Head Start parent meeting will be Friday, Jan. 16 at noon at the Liberty Head Start building.

    Craftsman Lodge #722 will have open ceremonies of the 2009 officers Thursday, Jan. 1 at 7 p.m. They will also have an all-you-can eat chili supper Saturday, Jan. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Casey's first 'W' is district win over Somerset

    Elliot Cannon had 13 points and 17 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season and led Casey to a 54-47 win over Somerset on Dec. 16.

    Kyle Jeffries had 14 points and Josh Morgan added 13 as the Rebels picked up their first win of the season.

    “People stepped up and played well for us, h Cannon said. gWe took the ball to the basket and finished or drew a foul. We are picking it up and starting to learn how to finish a game for a win.

  • Sister Rose Monaghan, 93

    Sister Rose Emma Monaghan, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. She was 93.

    She was a native of Percival, Iowa and taught at St. Bernard High School in Clementsville from 1937-39. She was a postmaster for over 27 years of the U.S. Post Office at Maple Mount.

    Survivors include nieces and nephews and members of her religious community.

    Funeral mass was Dec. 30 at Mount Saint Joseph.

    Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, was in charge of arrangements.

  • Maxine L. Frederick, 82

    Maxine Lee Frederick of Bossier City, La. died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Willis-Knighton Pierromont in Shreveport. She was 82.

    She was a daughter of the late John William and Emily Beatrice Wilson Thomas. She was the widow of George Millard Frederick.

    She was a member of Bellaire Baptist Church and was a former employee at JC Penny.

  • Marie Price, 70

    Marie Raney Price of Liberty died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 70.

    Born on April 14, 1938 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Clanzie Bernard Roy.

    She was a homemaker and caregiver of the elderly.

    Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Tapscott, Annette Crew and Renee Allen, all of Liberty; a son, Steven Statham of Liberty; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Karen.

    She was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Durham.

  • Sports Talk 12-24-08

    I am sure that Christmas provides most everyone with some of their fondest childhood memories. After all, it is the “most wonderful time of the year.”

    Some of the earliest Christmases I can recollect involved the many toys that my brother Tim and I received. My favorites included a full service gas station and farm tractors complete with a disc, plow, mowing machine, hay baler, and rake. We harvested thousands of bales of imaginary hay with that equipment.

  • The Christmas Story

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

    (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

    And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

    To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

  • Sallee-Srocynski

    Hazel Sallee of Dunnville and Tom Sroczynski of Campbellsville would like to announce their forthcoming marriage Sunday, Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Campbellsville. No formal invitations will be sent. All family and friends are invited to attend. A reception will follow at the church fellowship hall.