Local News

  • Two more file for office

    Two more people have added their names to the list of those seeking office in 2010, bringing the list of local filings to 11 since the filing window opened on Nov. 4.

    — Kenny Morgan, 54, of 3398 Thomas Ridge Road, Liberty, filed on Nov. 9 for the seat of District 1 Magistrate. Morgan, a Republican, held the office from 2003-06, losing his bid for re-election four years ago.

  • Hospital employees get bonus

    Christmas will be a little merrier for employees of the Casey County Hospital District as its board of directors agreed on Nov. 10 to give all employees a $75 bonus. Employees will also be treated to a Christmas party, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

  • Albert Bastin, 86

    Albert Bastin of Stanford died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. He was 86.

    Born on June 18, 1923 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Earl and Dollie Frances Sloan Bastin.

    He was a teacher and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a U.S. Army veteran, decorated with the America Theater Campaign Medal, Earnet Campaign Medal, two bronze service stars, good conduct medal, Purple Heart and the Victory Medal.

  • Homer Patton, 81

    Homer Edward Patton of Campbellville died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 81.

    Born on May 14, 1928 in Louisville, he was a son of the late Okla and Mary Lela Ellis Patton.

    He was manager of G.E. Aircraft for 40 years, a member of the North Fairfield Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was the widower of Emma Dolores Henn Patton.

  • Volunteers search pond following tip on missing man

    The search continues for a missing Casey County man who was last seen more than a month ago.

    Search and rescue divers, along with a canine search and rescue unit, spent all day Sunday at a pond on East Yosemite Road, checking out a tip that the body of Charles Randolph was there.

    “We got an anonymous phone call to the family that he was in the pond,” said Randolph’s niece, Robin Meeks.

    However, after about seven hours of searching, the effort was called off with no trace of the man who has been missing since Oct. 15.

  • Caron Lanigan, 46

    Caron Elaine Lanigan of Hawthorne, Fla. died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at her residence.

    She was a daughter of Mary Lou Hall of Melrose, Fla. and the late Eugene Hall.

    She was co-owner of Lanigan Transport.

    Besides her mother, survivors include her husband, Roy D. Lanigan of Hawthorne, Fla.; a brother, Bryon Hall of Melrose, Fla.; three daughters, Katrina Lanigan and Victoria Hall, both of Hawtorne, Fla, and Amanda Lanigan of Stark, Fla.,; two sons, Mitchell Lanigan of Hustonville and Seth Hall of Hawthorne, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

  • Dr. Lewis C. Bell, 81

    Dr. Lewis C. Bell of Morgantown, W.Va. died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. He was 81.

    Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was a son of the late Samuel V. and Ruth Krauss Bell.

    He served as a Director of Purchases for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Professor of Business and Economics in Frankfort, Ky., Fiscal Consultant to the West Virginia Legislature and Director of Graduate Programs in Economics at WVU. He was a member of the Christian Science Church.

  • Two indicted for breaking into store

    Two men who broke into a Casey County grocery last month have been indicted on burglary and other charges.

    Johnathon Wayne Mullins, 22, of 4904 Little South Road, Gravel Switch, and Matthew Darren Noe, 19, of 957 Griffith Ridge Road, Liberty, were indicted Friday by a Casey County grand jury.

    Each was charged with third-degree burglary in connection with the Oct. 11 break-in at Atwood’s Grocery on Ky. 49, as well as theft by unlawful taking, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and possession of marijuana.

  • Write to Santa

    With Christmas only a little more than five weeks away, Santa Claus is planning his annual trip from the North Pole, and it’s time for Casey County youngsters to write to the jolly old elf.

    Local boys and girls who would like to write a letter to Santa may send them to The Casey County News and we will forward them on to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

    We will also be printing a special section of “Letters to Santa,” which will be included in our Dec. 16 issue.

  • Christmas celebration features new events

    How’s your snowman-building skills?

    Can you decorate a gingerbread house, a wreath or a Christmas tree?

    Stuff a stocking?

    Build a float?

    All these items and more will be found at Liberty’s “A Small Town Christmas,” set for Friday, Dec. 4, in downtown Liberty.