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  • 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.

  • John Redcloud, 65

    John Redcloud of Waynesburg died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 65.

    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired rail worker for Conrail and a truck driver.

    Survivors include his wife, Denise Redcloud; three daughters, Jennifer Morgan of Danville, Jeanette Michaels of Greenville, S.C., and Carrie Carol of Springfield, Mass.; four sons, Christopher Stephens of South Hadley, Mass., Eric Stephens of Ludlow, Mass, Jamie Redcloud of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jason Redcloud of Maysville, Ohio; and 15 grandchildren.

  • Zelva Hadley, 85

    Zelva Lee Roy Hadley of Dunnville died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at the Russell County Hospital. She was 85.

    Born on Oct. 3, 1924 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Duford and Josie Bennett Wilson. She was the widow of Monroe Roy and Roscoe Hadley.

    She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

  • Apple Festival reps are 'no show' at city meeting

    In an effort to deal with concerns from merchants who say their business is affected by having to close during the Apple Festival, Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney had asked that members of the Apple Festival Committee be present during the Nov. 11 City Council meeting. However, representatives from the Apple Festival didn’t show up.

    Sweeney said the issue would be tabled until the two sides could sit down and seek solutions to their differences.