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  • Dale Passmore, 53

    Dale Passmore of Indianapolis, Ind. died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at St. Frances South Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 53.

    Born on July 24, 1956 in Casey County, he was a son of Alice Scott Passmore of Liberty and the late James Harrison Passmore.

    He was a mail processor for the United State Postal Service.

  • Robert Austin, 66

    Robert Owen Austin of Kings Mountain died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at his residence. He was 66.

    Born on April 6, 1943 in Greenwood, Ind., he was a son of the late Elmer “Pig” and Naomi Napier Austin.

    He was owner and operator of Austin’s Garage and industrial mechanic at Phillips Lighting.

    He was a member of Corinth First Church of God.

  • Bertha A. Belcher, 91

    Bertha A. Belcher of Patoka, Ind. died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at the Gibson General Hospital Skilled Nursing unit in Princeton. She was 91.

    Born on May 11, 1918 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Elisha and Eleanor Fair Johnson. She was the widow of Richard Belcher.

  • POLICE NEWS: Nov.25

    Brother assaults brother

    A Liberty man has been arrested on felony assault charges after he allegedly assaulted his brother Saturday night.

    Randall Wayne Luttrell, 25, of 167 Wall Street, was arrested at 11:47 p.m. at the Casey County Hospital on charges of second-degree assault, public intoxication and disorderly conduct following an altercation with his brother, William “Billy” Luttrell.

  • Liberty Crossings bridges put in place

    Standing at the edge of Green River behind the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center Thursday afternoon, Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney smiled as he watched workers use a massive crane to place metal bridges that spanned the width of the river.

    The setting of the two bridges, one behind the PVA office and the other behind the ag/expo center, brings to an end phase one of a project the Liberty City Council conceived almost four years ago — being able to traverse the 23-acre island that sits in Green River by use of the bridges and a pedestrian walkway.

  • Pond searched for second time as officials look for missing man

    After scouring the waters of a local pond on East Yosemite Road twice within a three-day period, search and rescue personnel looking for a Casey County man missing since Oct. 15 still have no answers as to his whereabouts.

    Responders from the Somerset/Pulaski County Special Response Team first searched “Black Hole” pond Nov. 15 and again on Nov. 18 at the request of Charles Randolph’s family.

    However, after four hours of traversing the pond using sophisticated sonar equipment and a diver, the search was called off.

  • Proud to Serve

    Vietnam veteran Larry Spelts, wearing an Army camouflaged shirt, hat and blue jeans, and sporting a long gray braided ponytail, is thin and gaunt.

    Carrying a portable oxygen bottle, Spelts stood proudly in line with about 40 other veterans Nov. 11 on the Courthouse Square during the annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Disabled American Vets and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Liberty.

    Spelts, a native of Casey County, was wounded in Vietnam and came home in 1968 after two years of service.

  • County swaps property with hospital

    Magistrates voted at Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting to swap like parcels of property composed of .019 acres, or 825.5 square feet, between the Primary Care Facility and the hospital.

    Because the county owns the land that the clinic sits on, this swap of like parcels will correct setback issues that the hospital had. No compensation was involved, said Judge/Executive Ronald Wright.

    In other business, the court:

    — Voted to open the Casey County Recycling Center on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Truck spills logs

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday morning when the fully loaded log truck he was driving left the roadway causing it to rollover.

    According to Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman, Thomas M. Colvin, 40, of 2018 Wooleyville Road, was on Davidson Road near Brush Creek at 7:30 a.m. when the brakes failed on the 1988 Ford L9W log truck he was driving. Colvin, who had head and facial injuries, was transported by Casey EMS to Casey County Hospital.

  • New section of Ky. 70 dedicated

    Casey Countians witnessed something Thursday not often seen around these parts — a Democratic governor in town to dedicate a new section of road and a bridge over Green River.

    In a ceremony at the intersection of the new section of Ky. 70 and U.S. 127 about a mile south of Liberty, Gov. Steve Beshear officially dedicated the 2.4-mile, $11-million rerouting of Ky. 70 West that began two years ago.

    The road, in use since July, begins at the junction with Lower Brush Creek and extends to the southern city limits on U.S. 127.