• Business Brief: Tapscott promoted at Northpoint Training Center

    Michael Tapscott of Liberty was promoted to the position of Correctional Lieutenant on Feb. 1 at the Northpoint Training Center.  The center is a medium security state prison located in northern Boyle County.
    Tapscott began his employment at the Northpoint Training Center as a Correctional Officer in January 2005. He was promoted to Correctional Sergeant in March 2010.

  • Business Brief: Overstreet joins Liberty Family Medical Center

    Jennifer S. Overstreet, an advanced practice registered nurse (A.P.R.N.), has joined the staff at Liberty Family Medical Center, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health.
    Overstreet, a graduate of Casey County High School, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007 from the University of Phoenix.  She received a master’s degree in nursing in 2010 from Graceland University in Independence, Mo.  She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

  • McAnelly named to Board of Directors at Casey County Bank

    David Craig McAnelly has joined the Board of Directors, Casey Bank Corporation.
    McAnelly will be filling the seat previously held by Humphrey Elliott.  
    McAnelly is a native of Casey County, the son of David F. and Renee McAnelly of Liberty. He is currently Director of Industrial and Business Development for the Bluegrass Area Development District located in Lexington.

  • Shaker’s shaking up pizza offerings in Liberty

    By Larry Rowell
    Staff Writer

    A little-known pizza franchise opened recently in Liberty and it’s looking to shake things up in the world of pizza and other fast-foods.
    Shaker’s Pizza, inside Allen’s Shell Mart on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, began serving the public on March 16.
    J.R. Grant, along with his wife Sandra, twin sons Aerin and Andy, and daughter Laura, operate the business that takes up about 500 square feet.

  • Business Brief: Griffith promoted at Northpoint

    Carl Griffith of Liberty was promoted to the position of Correctional Captain II, on Oct. 1 at the Northpoint Training Center. The center is a medium security state prison located in northern Boyle County.
    Griffith began his employment at the Northpoint Training Center as a Correctional Officer in April 1987. He was promoted to Correctional Sergeant in February 2000.  In April 2001, he was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant. Griffith was promoted to Correctional Captain in December 2004.

  • Business Brief: Carman named director of Division of Probation and Parole

    Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Deputy Commissioner Rodney Ballard has announced the appointment of Casey County native Tim Carman to the position of director of the agency’s Division of Probation and Parole.
    Carman will oversee the department’s 19 probation and parole supervision districts and the division’s 636 officers, supervisors and support staff. He officially assumed the reigns Aug. 31 following the retirement of Lelia “Lee” VanHoose.

  • Monticello Bank opens coupon room

    Those who share a love of coupons now have a place to gather to exchange their money-saving tips.
    Monticello Banking Co. hosted coupon classes in October and November, bringing in a guest speaker to share ideas on how coupons can save consumers big bucks. And shortly after that, the bank opened up a “coupon room” for residents to share and trade coupons.
    Teresa Wethington and Sandra Allen, two of the bank’s employees, said the class was interesting and informative.

  • Cundiff, Richards say goodbye to Casey Bank

    They’ve been a fixture at the Casey County Bank for a combined 86 years, but on Dec. 31, two long-time employees said goodbye.
    David Cundiff and Brenda Richards put on brave faces during a lunch in their honor, but both said it was tough saying goodbye to friends and co-workers who have been like their families for a very long time.
    “It’s like a second home to you, it’s like your family. It really is,” Richards said, adding that she had been teary-eyed most of the day.

  • Coupon clipping makes cut in cost of living

    Amanda Spinks bought nearly $75 worth of items at Rite Aid on Friday. But she didn’t pay $75 for them.
    She paid $9.34, and then got an additional $18 in Rite Aid’s Up Rewards, which could be interpreted as the business paying her $9 to buy $74.52 worth of their products.
    “This is the best I’ve ever done,” Spinks said of her couponing ventures.

  • End of an Era: Miller says goodbye to county clerk’s office after 30 years

    We’ve all heard about the best-laid plans of mice and men … how things don’t always work out like we thought they would.
    That’s what happened to Eva Miller 30 years ago.
    Miller, then 22 and a new mother with a two-month-old son, was living and working in Corbin. She had a job at an OBGYN office and was making plans to pursue a career as a laboratory technician.