Out of the Past March 21

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10 Years Ago

Week of March 19, 2008

The Senate passed a bill that, if it were to become law, would require school districts in Kentucky to create a policy on how to deal with bullies.

Despite missing eight full days and three half-days of school this year for various reasons, students, and teachers in the Casey County school district enjoyed a full, three-day spring break vacation, school officials say.

A Casey County man faced 15 counts of criminal mischief after six additional charges were placed against him last week. Steven D. Durham, 29, of 1125 George Branch Road, was originally charged on March 10 with three counts of first-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly ran his vehicle through yards and fields in both the city and county.

Obituaries: Walter Y. Matthews, 85; Hazel V. Moran, 76; Norman Russell, 58; Wilbur Smith, 90; Valladeen Burdsall, 83; Attis J. Bernard. 76; Lewis Whited, 86; Clifford E. Simpson, 73; Ada McCauley, 82.

20 Years Ago

Week of March 18, 1998

Casey County High’s site based council agreed to endorse a smoking ban on campus, effective with the 1998-99 school year.

The county government was offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons stealing signs from county roads.

Funding was available to farmers interested in diversifying their farming operations with grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 through the Commodity Growers Cooperative.

Ronnie Mink, 15 was preparing to compete in a wheelchair race at St. Louis.

The school system implemented one-hour and two hour delays for the first time.

Traffic citations issued in Casey County increased by 15 percent in 1997 over the number issued in 1996.

Carol Lawhorn’s Child Haven, Inc. day care opened in a new 4,000-square-foot building.

Obituaries: Cleo Chadwell, 86; Hubert Scott, 65; Mary Allean Grider, 72; William H. Emerson, 85; Linnie A. Weddle, 88; Lela J. Brannon, 89; Della McAninch, 75; Ruth Carol Wilson, 64; Mable M. Atwood, 74; Pearl M. Workman, 96.

30 Years Ago

Week of March 23, 1988

The .5 percent occupation tax set to begin April 1 was repealed by the Casey County Fiscal Court. The court approved three budget cuts in an attempt to make up the lost revenue.

Three inmates and two deputies at the Casey County Jail were studying for their high school equivalency certificates as part of the adult education program.

David McAnelly of Liberty, who served as chief staff for Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, told the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce that industries were inquiring about Casey County.

Adrian Sanders, a senior Rebel at Casey High, was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Adair County Invitational Tournament.

Jim Dandy Market advertised sales on cartons of eight 16-ounce bottles of Pepsi products, 99 cents; Campbell’s tomato soup, 29 cents per can; and three dozen grade A small eggs, $1.

Obituaries: Wilburn Wesley Monday, 60; Jesse Taylor, 83; Ethel Mae Douglas Eads, 57; Elmer Loyd Johnson, 60; Frank Shelby Daugherty, 79.

40 Years Ago

Week of March 23, 1978

Food World, one of the “most modern grocery stores in this area,” opened in Liberty Square Shopping Center.

An organic gardening column, written by John Bauer fo the St. Mary community would be featured in The Casey County News.

A Casey County man faced first –degree assault charges after his vehicle struck a 7-year-old girl on Contown Ridge.

Lake Cumberland Medical Center now provided a full body computerized axial tomographic scanning (CAT scan) machine for Somerset and the surrounding area.

S-Mart in Liberty Square Shopping Center advertised a sale on men’s jeans, $12.50; ladies’ handbags, $4.88, and men’s sport coats, $16.99.

Unemployment in Casey County was at a rate of 7.7 the state rate at 6.1 percent.

Obituaries: Chester Warfield, 31; Escar Black, 81; Sarah Bland, 92; Joseph Durham, 76; Rosa Ann Hatter, 88; Manford Carman, 79.

50 Years Ago

Week of March 21, 1968

The State Board of Education approved a trade school for Casey County.

A two-car accident left six people injured after the cars collided on Ky. 70 near Yosemite. In the vehicles were Mr. and Mrs. Orville Durham and Thelma Rigney, who was driving a vehicle containing three children.

The home of Rosa Grubbs on Frey’s Creek was looted while she was away. Taken were an electric sweeper, a record player, electric iron, bathroom scales, Seth Thomas clock, a set of silverware, and other items.

City Police Officer Verlin Wells was not charged with a traffic violation or held in fault after a woman’s leg was broken when she walked into the side of Well’s car at an intersection during a heavy rain.

A cow belonging to Herman Stafford of McFarland Ridge died from what was believed to be gunshot wounds. Stafford told the County Judge some boys from Lincoln County were having target practice with a pistol and probably hit her.

The Liberty Impossibles 4-H Club was named the top club among the county’s 29 4-H clubs.

Obituaries: Harold Leigh, 47; Sgt. Joe Evans, age unknown; Dr. Elizabeth Peck, 84; Coleman Lanham, 82.