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Today's News

  • Harold Girard, 59

    Elmer Harold Girard of Hustonville Street, Liberty, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at his home. He was 59.

    Born on Aug. 19, 1949 in Franklin, Ind., was a son of the late Walter and Ersie Marie Bernard Girard.

    He was a former employee of the Casey County Road Department.

  • Can't we get along like 'Cats and Dawgs?

    I was fortunate enough to attend the Kentucky/Georgia football game Saturday in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. Having grown up in Georgia, I bleed red and black.

    I was on this little bi-annual excursion with the same three friends from a neighboring county who have invited me along since 2000.

    It was a beautiful afternoon — sunny, cool and a little windy. Perfect college football weather — no long-handled drawers required.

  • Walnut Hill pays tribute to vets

    Twenty veterans from the Army, Marines and Air Force were honored at a special Veteran’s Day ceremony Monday afternoon at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    A lunch was provided for the veterans prior to the ceremony.

    The ceremony began with the posting of the colors by the Casey County High School JROTC color guard.

    Judy Phillips, assistant principal, welcomed the veterans by thanking them for their service to our country.

  • Obituaries for 11-19-2008
  • Homer L. Spears, 78

    Homer Lee Spears of Bethelridge died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 78.

    Born on Jan. 31, 1930 in Hamilton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ira B. and Ora Ester Watson Spears.

    He was a farmer and attended Bethelridge United Methodist Church.

  • Career Day speakers appreciated at LES

    Liberty Elementary held its second annual Career Day on Oct. 8. By exposing our students to various careers at the elementary level, our aim is for them to focus on choices to become successful members of society.

  • Remember soldiers at Christmas

    The Casey County News is soliciting the names and addresses of local military personnel so that residents may send them holiday greetings.

    If you have a family member serving in the Armed Forces, please send us their name, complete address and e-mail address. The information must be received no later than Monday, Nov. 24 for publication in the Nov. 26 issue.

    Addresses may be called in to 606-787-7171; mailed to “Military Addresses,” P.O. Box 40, Liberty, Ky. 42539; or e-mailed to dc-editor@caseynews.net or dcarman@caseynews.net.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 11-14-08

    Last Friday night marked the end to one of the most enjoyable football seasons I have had since working for the Casey News. Besides the 2002 and '03 seasons, I cannot remember any that have brought me more pleasure. The Rebels might have only won two games, but they leave us plenty about which to be excited.

    First and foremost, we have not had a team to win more than three games since 2003. During that span, Casey football teams have compiled a record of 11-40, so why would a two win season be reason for elation?

  • Caleb Farris benefit was a big success

    I want to thank everyone for making “The Rock Show” benefit concert and auction for 5-year-old Caleb Farris a success.

    Thanks to all who made donations and helped in any way with this event. We had a crowd of over 200 come out and support this great cause and over $850 was donated to Caleb and his family for medical expenses.

  • Drucilla H. Rodgers, 53

    Drucilla Henson Rodgers of Ky. 70, Liberty, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at her home. She was 53.

    Born on March 12, 1955 in Liberty, Ky., she was a daughter of the late William Robert and Irene Smith Henson.

    She was a homemaker and member of South Fork Separate Baptist Church.