Balloon released in Casey floats 671 miles to Pennsylvania

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By Larry Rowell

A small helium-filled balloon released April 29 from a home on Pee Dee Creek Road in Casey County landed 671 miles away.

But what’s truly remarkable about the flight of that balloon was where it landed — in Mertztown, Pa., on property owned by a Mennonite woman who has a cousin in Casey County.

“We were having a cookout for our daughter Addison’s birthday,” said Bethany Poff. “My dad got the idea to let off balloons. He had little index cards and she wrote her name and Liberty, Ky., and my phone number on it,” Poff said.

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