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  • Eldie Crew, 79

    Eldie Crew of Liberty died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at his home. He was 79.

    Born April 10, 1930 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Lewis Virgil and Inez Ragle Crew.

    He was a retired sawmill worker and member of Hilltop Church of Christ.

  • New trial date set in antifreeze case

    A new trial date for a woman accused of trying to kill her grandfather by poisoning him with antifreeze has been set.

    Brittany Miller, 20, is now scheduled to face a jury on April 6, 2010, more than two years after she allegedly tried to poison her grandfather, Leonard Walls.

    At Monday’s hearing in Casey Circuit Court, Judge James G. Weddle set Jan. 25 as the new date for a pretrial conference, which was supposed to have been held that day.

  • Edith Bell Patton, 85

    Edith Bell Patton of Sunman, Ind. died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 85.

    Born Jan. 8, 1924 in Knifley, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Goldie Harrison Bottom.

    She was the widow of Earl Patton.

    She was a homemaker and member of Grace Baptist Church in Milan, Ind. 

  • Eva Rae Lay, 67

    Eva Rae Lay of Dunnville died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 at her home. She was 67.

    Born on March 12, 1942 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Benny Green and Alice Clova Bray Wilson.

    She was a homemaker and former employee of Russell Sportswear.


    Those who have traveled Ky. 198 east of Middleburg in the last couple of weeks may have noticed something new.

    A “barn quilt” — one of the first in the county — now decorates the rusty-red colored barn sitting in the curve of the highway’s junction with Patsy Riffe Ridge Road.

    The 8’x8’ painted quilt is not just for decorative purposes, however. It also honors two generations of a family who lost their lives within two weeks of each other just a few months ago.

  • Obituaries for Nov. 25, 2009
  • Walter D. Girard, 60

    Walter D. Girard died Tuesday, Nov, 17, 2009. He was 60.

    He was a former police and fire dispatcher/firefighter for Elmwood Place.

    Survivors include his wife, Kathy Jean Girard; a son, Darold (and Sarah) Girard; two daughters, Stephanie (and Matt) Morgan and Shannon (and Bryan) Young; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Leann, Hunter, Madison, Brayden, Kyle, Lindsey and Cameron; a great-granddaughter, Kiersten; a sister, Molly Van Hook; and a brother, Glen Girard.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Girard.

  • Clementsville Variety Show is Saturday

    If it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, then it’s time for the annual Clementsville Variety Show, marking its 25th anniversary this year.

    Set for 7 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Clementsville, the annual show is the largest continuing theatrical event in the area. It will feature comedy skits, dancers, singers, and an original one-act comedy play, “Star Trek.” There will be aliens in the building, promises producer Darren Summers, not just “furriners from other counties!”

  • Candidate list at 17 as 6 more file for office

    Six more people — including three incumbents — have added their names to those seeking office in the 2010 elections.

    The six, who have all filed within the last week, are among 17 who have declared their intentions to seek local public offices since the filing window opened on Nov. 4.

    Among the newest filings are:

    —Tommy Clark, 56, of 185 Tommy Clark Road, Liberty, the Republican incumbent seeking the coroner’s office.

    —David Phelps, 59, of 237 Calvary Ridge Road, Yosemite, Republican incumbent for District 3 Magistrate.

  • Bill Dick, 69

    William Earl (Bill) Dick of Windsor died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at his home. He was 69.

    Born April 3, 1940 in Pulaski County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Artie Roberts Dick.

    He was a self-employed auto mechanic and attended Windsor Baptist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Gay Sayers Dick; four daughters, Anita Burkett of Indiana, Amanda Davis of Russell Springs, Misty Anderson of Liberty and Christy Dick of Windsor; five grandchildren; special aunt and uncle, Lonie Jasper of Science Hill and Silas Dick of Florida; two brothers; and two half-sisters.