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  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of June 20, 2007

    Sandy Tucker, who co-founded Galilean Ministries with her husband, Jerry, lost her battle with cancer. Tucker, 62, died at St. Joseph Hospital East in Lexington.
    Steven Garrett, 26, was named Liberty police chief following the death of Chief Ron Whited.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of June 13, 2007

    A man who left an impact on many people died after a 20-year battle with cancer. Liberty Police Chief Ron Whited died June 5 at the Veterans Administration medical center in Lexington where he had been hospitalized for about three weeks. His death left a hole in the police department and the community he served for nearly 22 years. “We are terribly sad at Ron’s passing. He was a good friend to all our city family and we’ll miss him very much,” Mayor Steve Sweeney said.

  • 10 YEARS AGO

    Week of June 6, 2007

    A Dunnville woman who drove her car into Dairy Mart in January, seriously injuring a teenager, has been indicted on assault and other charges.

    Residents were urged to conserve water. Andy Greynolds, manager of East Casey County Water District, said the county is still in “bad shape.”

    The removal of the defective brick on Jones Park Elementary School began by crews with D.W. Wilburn Inc., the general contractor on the project.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 30, 2007

    The Casey County Board of Education approved pay raises for personnel in 2007-08. Certified employees will receive a $3,000 raise. Classified employees will receive a 5-percent increase.
    The Casey County Alumni Association named Jane Rodgers Douglas and Steve Sweeney to its hall of fame.
    East Casey County Water District issued a boil-water advisory because of too little water and too much demand.The district has six water tanks scattered throughout the county that are between 20 and 30 percent full.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 23, 2007

    The family of Sandy Harris, 30, was offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of her killer. Harris went missing in July 2005. Part of her remains were found in a wooded area off Bastin Creek Road on Dec. 27, 2005. Ten months later, on Oct. 31, 2006, a man hauling gravel found her skull in Bastin Creek.
    Barry Lee was named new principal at Casey County High School. He follows Tim Goodlett, who resigned after six years at the high to school to become principal at the new Walnut Hill Elementary.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 16, 2007

    A Liberty woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being hurt while working at Barron Pallets on Ky. 1552. Employee Neli Terrones, 37, was loading boars into a rip saw machine when her ponytail was pulled into a machine with rollers. When she reached to free her hair, her fingers also were pulled into the machine.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 16, 2007

    A Liberty woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being hurt while working at Barron Pallets on Ky. 1552. Employee Neli Terrones, 37, was loading boars into a rip saw machine when her ponytail was pulled into a machine with rollers. When she reached to free her hair, her fingers also were pulled into the machine.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 9, 2007

    Casey boys head basketball coach Perry Walters resigned after three years at the helm of the program. Walters compiled a 25-58 record overall, including a 10-19 mark during the 2006-07 season.
    First class postage went from 39 cents to 41 cents.
    The state Transportation Cabinet filed a second condemnation suit, seeking property that is needed for the construction of a new portion of Ky. 70 West.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 2, 2007

    Newlywed Natasha (Turpin) Preston never considered herself a guardian angel, but she got to play that role when she helped save a man’s life at Liberty Manor Apartments.
    Brush Creek Fire Department received $75,000 to build an addition. A new 4,000-square-foot addition will soon be added thanks to $75,000 in federal funding.

  • 10 YEARS AGO

    Week of April 25, 2007

    A two-acre site on Jockey and Pettyjohn streets has been secured for a permanent campus for college classes. The city, county and Economic Development Authority will each pay one-third of the $225,000 purchase price.

    A 16-year-old boy was charged in the death of his cousin, William Joshua Clay Williams, 25. Williams suffered a skull fracture and brain injury due to blunt impact, the deputy coroner said.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of April 18, 2007

    Official groundbreaking ceremonies were held April 10 for the new Casey County Hospital. Congressman Ed Whitfield was master of ceremonies, with several state and local officials attending the event. Administrator Rusty Tungate and hospital board members Lonnie Mullins, Dennie Johnson, Josh Wethington, Linda Hamilton and Brent Delp tossed a ceremonial shovel of dirt.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of April 4, 2007

    Jessica Horn, 26, of Richmond was killed in a motorcycle crash on Dry Ridge Road. She was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Bobby Summers of Liberty, who was seriously injured.
    Gov. Ernie Fletcher was in Liberty for the Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Casey County Young Republican Federation. While circulating through the room, Fletcher told attendees that Casey is “one of the strongest Christian counties in the state.”

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of March 28, 2007

    Officials from Casey, Taylor, Green, LaRue, Adair and Marion counties plan to meet to discuss the possibility of forming a regional E-911 center.
    Jimmy and Glenna Bryant are upset over how a proposed new section of Ky. 70 West will affect their property. Their driveway now gently slopes down to the road, and when the new road is finished, their home will be nearly hidden from view.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of March 21, 2007

    Casey’s family farms have dwindled from 130 to 25 since 1988. Despite the area’s successful farming reputation, even Casey County is feeling the effects of a declining generation of farmers.
    Billie Watts leaves dairy farming after more than 50 years.
    Casey County Sheriff’s Department has a new deputy. Kevin Roberts pulled his first shift as a police officer on March 12.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of March 14, 2007

    The Kentucky Department of Highways presented three alternates to correct Dry Ridge Hill, which has a steep grade and has been the site of several fatalities.
    A benefit was planned for West Nile Virus survivor Brian Wardrip.
    The City of Liberty proposed partnering with the Casey County schools on a new recycling program. The city would be responsible for picking up recyclables at the schools at no charge.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of March 7, 2007

    Former Liberty police Sgt. Joey Miller resigned from the force and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of first-degree official misconduct and theft by unlawful taking less than $300.
    A two-vehicle crash on Ky. 49 left two Casey County motorists injured and hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Tyler Sidwell, 21, and Holly Coffman, 41, were injured when their vehicles collided.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Feb. 28, 2007

    It’s been quite a journey, but the Liberty Bell, all 2,100 pounds of it is finally home. A patriotic symbol for the city, the Liberty Bell arrived at its temporary home at the Liberty Fire Department where it will remain until its dedication at Liberty Park on the Fourth of July.
    Five horses remain in the county’s care after the Casey County Sheriff’s Office removed them from their owners last week.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Feb. 21, 2007

    A Casey County magistrate escaped injury Feb. 12 when his truck caught on fire and burned in a matter of minutes. David Phelps was on his way to the stockyards with a load of cattle about 3:15 p.m. when his truck started acting strange. He managed to unhook the trailer, and the cattle were not harmed.
    Three Russell County men have been arrested on 28 felony charges in connection with recent break-ins involving the theft of copper.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Feb. 14, 2007

    Casey County High School Senior Courtney Laman was crowned Basketball Sweetheart. She is the daughter of Guy and Debbie Laman of Liberty.
    In an effort to accommodate the growing number of people coming to Gateway Park, Casey County will apply for a matching federal grant to build a new concession stand on the property.
    Lewis and Violet Taylor will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Feb. 17.
    David C. and Marie Yaden of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Feb. 23.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Feb. 7, 2007

    The Casey County Cattlemen’s Association is no longer an administrator for model programs handled by the Casey County Agriculture Development Council. And the Central Kentucky Meat Goat Association may soon be out as well.
    Casey County is one step closer to an animal shelter. However the project carries a big “if.” Magistrates approved a solution at Monday night’s fiscal court meeting, calling for the development of an animal shelter, if and when the funding becomes available.