• Correction
    In last week’s edition, Judge James C. Carter Jr. was misidentified in the swearing in of Liberty attorney James. G. Weddle 50 years ago.

    10 YEARS AGO
    Week of June 7, 2006

    An overflow crowd packed the stands for the Broken Horn Rodeo, the kick-off for the week’s Casey County Fair. According to gate sales, an estimated 1,600 passed through the fair gates.
    District 1 magistrate Kenny Morgan flipped a log truck, but escaped with minor injuries.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 31, 2006

    A mother of five was killed in a head-on collision during the Memorial Day weekend when a car tried to pass in a blind zone.
    Casey County High School graduated 138 seniors.
    The eighth annual Casey County Agricultural and Education Fair would be held.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 24, 2006

    Relay for Life raised $67,500.
    Casey Davis filed for a recanvass in the county clerk’s race. Davis challenged incumbent Eva Miller for the Republican nomination and lost by a seven-vote margin.
    A head-on collision on U.S. 127 killed a Tennessee man and injured four other people.
    Members of Garlen Whitis’ technology construction class and Mike True’s electrical classes built a house that was certified as a Touchstone Energy Home.

  • If you are from Casey County chances are you’ve probably seen or at least heard of Lore Ware and her ribbon-winning show mules.
    The 23rd annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show, held in early July in Shelbyville, Tenn., was yet another chance for 26-year-old Ware and her three show mules to strut their stuff, bringing home a slew of championships, including the esteemed World Grand Championship.
    I don’t think it has hit me yet,” Ware said. “It still hasn’t sunk in.”

  • Barbara Dawson isn’t just carrying around a bucket list in her back pocket, she’s actually living it.
    Dawson, who has resided in Casey County for 32 years, said she loves being on the back of a horse. But after some time of riding western pleasure horses and going on trail rides, Dawson said she realized she was bored.
    So, about three years ago, she took off in search of her next horse riding adventure and found herself in the company of Joe Harper, from Joe Harper Training Stables in Russell Springs.

  • Many people associate a sermon as a message that’s delivered in a church on a Sunday morning during a worship service.
    For others, sermons come in another form ― on a sign outside the church, and not from the preacher.
    Tony York, a member of First Baptist Church in Liberty his entire life, changes the messages on the church’s outdoor sign each week. And, the results of those messages have been nothing short of miraculous.

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    Week of June 18, 2003


  •  10 YEARS AGO

    Week of May 21, 2003

  • The parents of Allison Bartlett and Justin Johnson announce their upcoming wedding on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Separate Baptist Church in Adair County.
    Allison is the daughter of Levia and John Bartlett of Georgia.
    Justin is the son of Pam and Travis Burton of Liberty.
    All family and friends are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent. A reception will follow the ceremony.

  • David and Ruth Bramlage of Campbellsburg would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lindsay M. Bramlage, to Jeremy A. Hayes, son of Pete and Joyce Hayes of Liberty, on Nov. 17, 2012.The ceremony took place in Richmond at the Blue Grass Army Depot, Lake Buck Lodge at 2:30 p.m.
    The couple are graduates of Eastern Kentucky University and currently reside in Berea. Jeremy is employed at the Department of Defense, MWR, as a Supervisory Recreation Specialist at Toledo Bend Recreation Site in Ft. Polk, La.

  • Pamela Lewis of Bethelridge and Donnie Robbins Jr. of Mt. Vernon were married Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    Pamela is the daughter of Shirley Holtzclaw of Bethelridge and the late Maynard Holtzclaw. She has three children, Angela, Robert and Lacy.
    Donnie is the son of Donnie and Gloria Robbins of Mt. Vernon. His grandparents are Zora Robbins and the late Dewey Robbins and Janette Phelps and the late J.T. Phelps of Mt. Vernon.

  • By James Roberts
    Landmark News Service

    From the rice paddies of Cambodia to the squalor of Afghanistan, Geoff and Lindsey McPherson hope to open a few eyes.
    The couple moved from Texas to Casey County a few years ago and started Good Life Ranch, a 160-acre self-sustainable farm located on the Taylor/Casey County line. Lindsey McPherson is a junior English teacher at Taylor County High School. Geoff McPherson is a substitute at TCHS.

  • Mildred Durham received an early Christmas present.
    It wasn’t anything that money could buy, and it wasn’t anything that was homemade. She walked.
    While that is something that most people take for granted every day of their lives, Durham has learned to appreciate the simple things in life the past nine months. And she accomplished a huge milestone on Dec. 6 when, for the first time since April 15, she walked.

  • Rita Helen Dixon and Jonathan Michael Harris were united in marriage on Oct. 8, 2011 during an afternoon nuptial mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Liberty. Father Patrick Dolan was the celebrant.  
    Rachel Crabtree, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Holly Jo Hellyer, the bride’s cousin, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelli Gould, Danielle Fleming, Becky Meade and Valerie Fisher. Juliana Dixon, cousin and goddaughter of the bride, was the flower girl, and Oliver David, nephew and godson of the groom, was ring bearer.

  • Lindsay Jay Price and Jonathan Tyler Keen were married June 4, 2011 at an outdoor wedding at the home of the bride’s parents by Bro. Greg Powell.
    The bride is the daughter of Jay and Carol Price of Liberty. The groom is the son of Wayne and Lynne Keen of Lebanon.

  • Terry and Sandra Bolin of Liberty announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Bolin, to Joseph Followell, son of Amy Cummins of Danville. Cassandra is the granddaughter of Martha and Claud Wyatt of Yosemite. Joseph is the grandson of Foster and Patricia Followell of Hustonville. The wedding will be Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at the Brush Creek Christian Church. A reception will immediately follow at Camp Wakon-da-ho in Yosemite. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Natalie Rose Godbey and Charles Tyler Lee Fox were married July 9, 2011, on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. Officiating the ceremony was Jason Fox, brother of the groom.  
    The bride is the daughter of Chris and Jennifer Godbey of Liberty. The groom is the son of Steve and Laura Fox of Dunnville.
    Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Chelsea Buckman of Henderson, as maid of honor. Nick Viers of Abindon, Va. was the best man.

  • On Saturday, Ann Norfleet will go to her mailbox and no doubt find several birthday cards wishing her a happy birthday.
    However, she’s looking for one special one that she knows will be there — the “bird card” from her sister, Wanda Price.
    Price, 60, has been sending her sister the same birthday card for 25 years now, but Norfleet, who will turn 74 on Saturday, has been doing the same thing.