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Today's News

  • Bobby G. Pemberton, 72

    Bobby Gene Pemberton of Hustonville died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. He was 72.

    Born on July 4, 1936 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Jesse and Mable Hughes Pemberton.

    He was a construction operating engineer and a lifetime member of the National Street Rod Association. He was the widower of Evon Ragan Pemberton.

    Survivors include a son, Rickey Pemberton of Hobart, Ind.; a brother, Ronald Pemberton of Junction City; and two sisters, Brenda Dwight of Valparaiso, Ind. and Veda Houchin of Merritt Island, Fla.

  • Darned if we do, darned if we don't

    We’ve all heard the tale of the little boy who cried “Wolf!” and what happened to him.

    Wanting attention, the little boy, who was tending a flock of sheep, cried out for help as a wolf was supposedly attacking the flock. Each time he’d cry out, help would come running, and the little boy would collapse in a fit of laughter. He was given stern warnings not to call for help when none was needed, or eventually no one would believe him and not come to his aid when he truly needed help.

  • Sprinkler head bursts at Walnut Hill Elementary

    A “flood” at Walnut Hill Elementary caused chaos at the end of the school day Tuesday as a sprinkler head burst, sending water pouring onto the floor of the “commons” area and other parts of the school.

    The water ran for about 10 minutes, dumping an estimated 400 to 500 gallons into the school building before it was able to be shut off, according to Dale Sellers, head maintainence technician for the Casey County school system.

  • Mr. Yuppie on a killer Harley Hog

    I must confess that I’ve had a life-long love affair with motorcycles; they just haven’t loved me in return.

    There’s just something about those sleek, rumbling machines that glide down the road allowing the wind to blow in the rider’s face. But for various reasons, I hesitate to buy one.

    In the early 1990s, I was in southern Iowa at a conference, and after speaking to a group one night, I wandered out to the parking lot where I spotted two big, Harley choppers.

  • Zona E. Lay, 105

    Zona E. Lay of St. Cloud, Fla. died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at her home. She was 105.

    Born on April 21, 1903 in Adair County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Laura McCallister Martin. She was the widow of Edgar Albert Lay.

    She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church.

  • Casey boys play well at Connemara, still come up short

    The Rebel golfers lost two close matches last week, but continued to lower their scores. Casey fell 177-172 to Danville at Hickory Hills Aug. 26 and then lost 172-164 to East Jessamine at Connemara in Nicholasville on Thursday.

    “We had a really productive week,” said Coach Audrey Rousey. “I would like to see us play better at home, but we are improving.”

    Luke Beard and Taylor Rousey each had a 41 at Connemara followed by 43 for Kyle Jeffries and 47 for Kyle Weddle. Brad Jeffries had 51, Tyler Sims 54, Justin Underwood 56, and Eric Livengood 57.

  • Louder and bigger is not always better

    I live across the river from the Ag Center. I don’t have to attend the loud music venues. I can hear them free from my porch.

    I have a gripe with the loud cannon and artillery explosions of the fireworks. I see nothing wrong with the aerial displays and the popping and sizzling of the fireworks. However, in due respect for the nursing home residents and neighbors, the loud explosions must go. I fear for my windows breaking. I know of pets becoming disoriented and run off and lost because of the fireworks.

  • Obituaries for 9-10-08

     Obituaries appear below for the following people: Rosa Crockett, Albert Gabehart, William Hansford, Zona Lay, Bobby Pemberton, Hayden Phillippe, Timothy W. Stephens Jr., and Earl Wilson. 

  • Outhouse Blowout, Country Day is Saturday

    Kentuckians know that the first Saturday in May the world’s best horses make a run for the roses at Churchill Downs.

    And Casey Countians know that the first Saturday after Labor Day, the world’s best privies on wheels make a spirited dash for the prize of being crowned “top privy” in the Outhouse 300 race.

    The Great Outhouse Blowout, sponsored by Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, is held in the northwestern corner where Boyle and Marion counties merge with Casey County.

  • Woman injured in accident

    A collision Monday afternoon between a car and a pickup truck towing two trailers on U.S. 127 about eight miles north of Liberty injured one person, according to Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Freeman Luttrell.

    Candace R. Crowe, 28, of Liberty, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Sunbird southbound when she crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Chevy 3500 pickup in the driver’s side, causing the truck and trailer driven by James W. Bruner Jr. of Versailles to jackknife.