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  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of August 15, 2007

    At age 7, Abbie Streeval remembers watching in awe as Allison Elliott was named the 1997 Casey County Junior Miss. “I thought it would be so fun to stand on the stage and do that,” she said. Abbie said her mother told her, at the time, that she would get her chance. Abbie got that chance Saturday night, as she and four other Casey County High School seniors competed for the title of 2008 Casey County Junior Miss. And, on this night, the title belonged to Abbie.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of August 8, 2007

    Casey County Fiscal Court isn’t happy with the tax rate the Casey County Public Library plans to levy for the coming tax year. In fact, magistrates plan to be at the library’s public hearing to make their displeasure known.
    Dr. Cassie Floyd, 29, joined the medical staff of Liberty Family Medical Center. She is the daughter of Ricky and Donna Floyd of Walltown and graduated from Casey County High School in 1996.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of August 1, 2007

    The start of new school year is less than two weeks away as teachers are scheduled to report to their respective schools on Aug. 13, while the first days for students is Aug. 14. Walnut Hill Elementary School will open its doors to students who previously attended Douglas, Phelps and Phillips elementaries.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of July 25, 2007

    The Rev. George Lewis McInnis III, previously known in Casey County as “Trey,” made a brief return to his hometown after being ordained June 2 as a Roman Catholic priest. He is the first Roman Catholic priest to be ordained from Casey County in more than 50 years.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of July 18, 2007

    The body of a former Casey County man, Mark Sayers, 37, was recovered in Lake Cumberland after two weeks of searching, authorities say. He had been presumed drowned after a boating collision June 30.
    Employees of Tarter Tube raised a new flag in front of the business. Tarter Tube, located in southern Casey County on U.S. 127, hosted visitors from  Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Summer Outing, who toured the manufacturing mill.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of July 11, 2007

    Marine Lance Cpl. Adam Ellison and Allen Weldon of U.S. Army, both of Liberty, raised the American flag during the Liberty Bell dedication program at Liberty Park on July 4. The flag, which once flew over Fallujah, Iraq, was brought to Liberty by Ellison.
    The state Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways filed a fifth lawsuit seeking condemnation of property needed in the construction of a new section of Ky. 70 west of Liberty.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of July 4, 2007

    A 300-pound black bear was spotted eating blackberries near the Creston area of Ky. 70 West. It was one of three that caused quite a stir for residents. The bears were believed to be a mother and her cub along with another bear that wasn’t as big as the mother.
    Festivities for the Fourth of July celebration were set to light up downtown Liberty as well as the night sky over the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center with a grand fireworks show.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of June 27, 2007

    With hundreds of friends and family members behind them, Jerry Tucker and his 37 children said goodbye on Monday to their wife and mother who spent her life caring for the world’s children. Services were held this week at the Galilean Home Youth Center for Sandy Tucker, 62, who co-founded the home with Jerry, her husband.
    From a deficit of about $400,000 to a surplus exceeding $500,000, the Casey County Detention Center has done about a $1 million turnaround since it opened five years ago.

  • 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.”