Today's News

  • School board hears good reports

    In the midst of an economic downturn and expenses rising, with an emphasis on students progressing toward higher test scores to meet federal and state mandates, the state of the Casey County School district is strong, according to reports given to the Casey County Board of Education Monday night at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    Walnut Hill Principal Tim Goodlett outlined projected progress in three areas — reading, math and arts/humanities.

  • Clyde Brown, 80

    Clyde Brown died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was 80.

    Arrangements are pending at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s issue.

  • Police News 11-12-08

    Deer breaks window in bus

    A passenger in a transport bus received minor injuries when a deer jumped into the side of the moving vehicle, breaking the window.

    Charles Durham, 53, of 228 Ky. 80, Nancy, was one of five passengers in a Bluegrass Community Action Agency bus driven by David Ferrell, Jr., 56, of Liberty. The bus was westbound on Jonathan Fork Road Nov. 3 at 7:48 a.m., according to Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Roberts, when a deer hit it.

  • Elton A. Marples, 59

    Elton Aaron Marples of Campbellsville died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at his home. He was 59.

    Born Sept. 23, 1949 in Casey County, he was a son of Sophie Allen Marples of Liberty and the late Unas Elbert Marples.

    He was a truck driver for Cox Interior in Campbellsville, a farmer and member of Pine Grove Church.

  • Celebrating Veterans

    In what had to be the shortest Veterans Day ceremony on record due to the rainy and cool weather, about 75 citizens turned out Tuesday at 11 a.m. in front of the Doughboy statue on the Courthouse Square to pay tribute to about 20 local veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

    Veterans Day is a federal holiday marking the end of WWI. The peace agreement between the Allied forces and Germany was signed Nov. 11, 1918 at the 11th hour in France.

  • Second person files suit against county

    A Liberty teenager who was driving a vehicle struck by a county road department truck nearly two years ago has filed suit against the driver and Casey County Fiscal Court.

    Jeremy Wilson, who was 17 at the time of the Dec. 20, 2006 accident, filed the action in Casey Circuit Court on Oct. 27 through his attorney, Brent Travelsted of Hughes and Coleman in Bowling Green.

  • Richard Davenport, 78

    Edwin Richard Davenport of South Ky. 501, Liberty, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 78.

    Born on Oct. 24, 1930 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Claude and Hettie Pittman Davenport.

    He was a farmer and attended the Church of Christ.

    Survivors include his wife, Retha Wilham Davenport of Liberty; two sons, Timothy Davenport of Liberty and Paul Davenport of Windsor; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two brothers, Earl and Junior Davenport, both of Liberty.

  • Michael K. Milroy, 48

    Michael Kevin Milroy of Dewey Miller Road, Liberty, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at his home. He was 48.

    Born on Feb. 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, Calif., he was a son of Morrell and Beverly Brooks Milroy of Liberty.

    He was self-employed.

    Besides his parents, survivors include two sons, Jesse Milroy of Liberty and Anthony of Wisconsin; three daughters, Cindy Schmidt, Toni Vanstatom and Amanda Milroy, all of Wisconsin; three grandchildren; and a sister, Debbie Milroy.

    McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


  • No Place Like HOME

    When Cade Shackelford arrived at the Russell/Casey County line Sunday about 5 p.m., he was greeted by the red flashing lights and sirens from several local fire department trucks.

    Not sure what was happening, he soon found out they were there to give him a “red carpet” escort to Liberty after having spent more than a year in Iraq.

    “I had a feeling something like this was gonna happen, but not like this,” Shackelford said.

    Shackelford, 20, graduated from Casey County High School in 2006 and joined the National Guard right out of school.

  • Residents responding to plea for food

    A drive to replenish the Gathering Place’s all but empty food bank is gathering steam.

    Myrtle Russell, a employee with the Gathering Place, said food is coming in by the ton.

    “This past week,” she said, “Walnut Hill Elementary School students sent 600 cans of food and Liberty Elementary School brought in more than 1,000 cans of food.”

    She added that several individuals are also bringing in food.