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  • Sterling Smithers, 90

    Sterling Smithers of Hustonville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at his home. He was 90.

    Born on Feb. 27, 1919 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Jody and Virgie Atwood Smither.

    He was a farmer, member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

  • Sister Mary Bertha Wethington, 103

    Sister Mary Bertha Wethington of Maple Mount, Ky. died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Mount Saint Joseph. She was 103.

    A native of Clementsville, she was born Zelda Catherine Wethington to the late Albert Clarence and Mary Bertha Clements Wethington.

    She was an educator for 59 years and a principal.

    Survivors include a sister, Mary Louise O’Rourke of Creve Coeur, Mo.

    Funeral services were Dec. 5 at Mount Saint Joseph.

    Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro was in charge of arrangements.

  • Look who's not talking

    AT&T’s advertisement, “More bars in more places” is not exactly ringing true with hundreds of their wireless telephone customers in Casey County.

    Since Nov. 7, AT&T customers in the southern part of Casey County have been complaining about problems with poor reception and no service.

    “From Walnut Hill to the Russell County line, we basically have no service,” said Leanne Davis, who lives with her husband, Herb, in the Red Hill area.

  • Booths in middle of the streets?

    From placing booths in the streets, to enforcing set-up times of vendors, to discussions on finances, the Casey County Apple Festival’s board of directors and the Liberty City Council are working on coming up with a solution to address concerns regarding the festival that was brought to the council a couple of months ago.

  • Booths in middle of the streets?

    From placing booths in the streets, to enforcing set-up times of vendors, to discussions on finances, the Casey County Apple Festival’s board of directors and the Liberty City Council are working on coming up with a solution to address concerns regarding the festival that was brought to the council a couple of months ago.

  • Harold Wayne Hatfield, 55

    Harold Wayne Hatfield of Liberty died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was 55.

    Born on Feb. 1, 1954 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Marvin Ray and Edna Marie Pemberton Hatfield.

    He was employed in the maintenance department for the City of Danville and a member of Liberty First Baptist Church.

  • Harold Wayne Hatfield, 55

    Harold Wayne Hatfield of Liberty died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was 55.

    Born on Feb. 1, 1954 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Marvin Ray and Edna Marie Pemberton Hatfield.

    He was employed in the maintenance department for the City of Danville and a member of Liberty First Baptist Church.

  • 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.