Local News

  • Myrtle Hardwick, 87

    Myrtle Hardwick of Liberty died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 87.

    Arrangements are pending at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


  • Police News: Dec. 9

    Thieves take jewelry, other items

    The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of jewelry and several other items taken from a residence on Dec. 1.

  • BREAKING NEWS: H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations for general public

    The Casey County Health Department will offer free of charge to the general public H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Health Department office behind the hospital in Liberty, according to Amy C. Tomlinson, with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset.

    This clinic will be open to the public, including those outside the priority groups. The health department, Tomlinson said, still strongly encourages anyone in the priority groups who has not already been vaccinated to do so.

  • Gene Frederick, 71

    Gene (Johnny) Frederick of Hustonville died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 at his home. He was 71.

    Born on Jan. 16, 1938 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Steve and Lula Coleman Frederick.

    He was a machinist, member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

  • Police News: Dec. 2

    Man fires gun in home

    A Liberty man has been arrested on three felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly discharged a firearm inside a house where three people were present.

    Clyde Goodin Jr., 59, of 520 Whipp Avenue, was arrested at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday by Liberty Police Lt. Ronnie Smith. According to the citation, Goodin fired a .38-caliber handgun inside a residence during an incident between him and his brother. His mother and sister were also inside the house.

  • Christmas is Coming

    With the number of activities and events that will be offered at the Liberty downtown Christmas celebration, the name, “A Small Town Christmas,” actually depicts a big family get-together that will offer fun for the whole family — including a guaranteed snowfall.

    Sponsored by the City of Liberty and set for Friday, Dec. 4 in downtown Liberty, the annual event will feature free food and drinks donated by area merchants and organizations.

  • Police News 11-18-09

    Guns, other items taken in robbery

    The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of guns and other items valued at more than $9,000 that were stolen from a residence on Nov. 10.

    According to a report by Deputy Kevin Roberts, Christopher S. Clark, of 809 Poplar Hill Road, Liberty, called in the robbery at 5:37 p.m. when he discovered that his home had been ransacked.

  • Luttrell files for judge-executive

    The race for Casey County Judge-Executive now has a candidate as a person filed Monday for the county’s top office.

    Ernest Luttrell, 72, of 3494 Chestnut Level Road, Liberty, filed his paperwork in County Clerk Eva Miller’s office, declaring his intentions as a Republican candidate for judge-executive.

    Luttrell’s filing is the only one within the last week, bringing the number to 18 who have filed for an office featured on the ballot in the May 18 primary election.

  • Teen pleads guilty to stealing, damaging ATVs

    A Casey County teenager charged with stealing three all-terrain vehicles has pleaded guilty and been granted a pre-trial diversion.

    Tyler Roberts, 18, of 291 Parton Road, Liberty, was in Casey Circuit Court Nov. 16, where he entered a guilty plea to two counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree mischief, and four counts of theft by unlawful taking.

  • Dorothy Dukepoo-Goode, 70

    Dorothy Ann Dukepoo-Goode of London died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at St. Joseph – London. She was 70.

    Survivors include her husband, Rodney Goode; three daughters, Mary Stokes of LaMirada, Calif., Bernadette Luttrell of Liberty, and Kelly Dukepoo of London.

    Funeral services were Nov. 30 at St. Williams Catholic Church by Father Patrick Stewart. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery in Clementsville.