Out of the Past: May 25, 2016

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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.
Eighty-nine of the 131 seniors who completed the ACT Work Keys Test received certificates.
Casey County Fiscal Court’s budget increased by $2 million.
Three people were indicted over a break-in at Beard Trading Post.
East Casey County Water District was concerned during its monthly meeting as it discussed the need for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant that was applied for months before.
A trial date remained unchanged for a Casey County man who was accused of reckless homicide in the death of a teenage girl the previous summer.
Thirty-five seniors share approximately $380,000 in scholarships.
Obituaries: James V. Delk, 76; Lee A. Graham, 89; Helen L. Harvill, 68; Essie Jewel Luttrell, 69; Clifton Lynn, 83; Marshall M. Marple, 66.

Week of May 22, 1996

About 24 people attended a Casey County Fiscal Court meeting to oppose certain road name changes in the county’s preparation for an emergency 911 service.
Kentucky State Police awarded three Casey County officals — Deputy Dennis Allen and EMTs Ron Luster and Bill Callinan — for their heroic efforts in responding to a double shooting near Bethelridge. Opal Ashley and her daughter, Terry, were both shot inside the Ashley home. Mrs. Ashley died of her wounds.
Gale Meeks, 22, a murder suspect in the stabbing death of Tracy Glenn Earls, escaped from the Casey County Jail and was on the run for nine hours before being apprehendined by local officials on Shugars Hill Road. Jailer Tommy Miller blamed the escape on understaffing at the jail.
Marilyn Hines, 42, received a 20-year sentence for the March 1995 shooting death of Larry Pemberton at her home in the Dry Ridge community.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Liberty branch of Farmer’s Deposit Bank on Wallace Wilkinson Bouevard.
An open house was held at Casey County Bank to introduce customers to the bank’s new automated teller machine, MAC.
Obituaries: Pina Hester Cox, 78; Tiona Catherine Toms, 93; Lillie Sowers, 91; Stephen Harold Gillock, 25; Donald Franklin Turpin, 35; Anna W. Hall, 89.

Week of May 28, 1986

State Rep. Raymond Overstreet was re-elected by a 2,146 vote margin over his opponent, Marilyn Coffey.
About 50 people attended a Memorial Day service on the Casey County Courthouse lawn in spite of a pouring rain.
Members of Casey County Fiscal Court  failed to approve a $1.1 million budget for the 1986-1987 fiscal year.
Strikers at Liberty’s OshKosh B’Gosh were able to ratify a union contract stipulating a 60-cent per hour raise over the next three years.
A severe shortage of tobacco plants in Casey County and surrounding counties had farmers worried. The shortage was attributed to an unusually dry spring.
A Campbellsville man who was being pursued by Casey County officers by car, and then on foot after he wrecked his vehicle in Acton, turned a gun upon himself before he could be apprehended. He died two hours later in the Taylor County Hospital from the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Casey County Fiscal Court was involved with a new project in the community, “Food for Friends.” The program provided personal needs determined through an application process.
Ronald D. Mink, 3, who was born with spina bifida, was given a 95 percent chance of surviving the disease after doctors saw that he was going to be able to walk with the help of support bars.
Family Dollar Store held a grand opening at its location on Wallace Wilkinson Bouevard in Liberty.
Obituaries: Edmond Wesley, 57; Eva Dale Gilpin, 22; Herbert Clyde Patton, 73; Ida M. Keith Clements, 96; Leonard Durham, 59; Mary Sue Clements, 13.