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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hubert H. Rodgers, 77

    Hubert H. Rodgers of Ohio died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. He was 77.

    Born in Liberty, he was a son of the late Silas and Allie Baxter Rodgers.

    He was the widower of Mary “Jodie” Adams Rodgers.

    Survivors include a son, David (and Laura) Rodgers; a daughter, Katherine (and Doug) Ward; and a sister, Mae Mills.

    He was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

    Funeral services will be today (Nov. 17) at 11 a.m. at Hodapp Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Evendale, Ohio.

     

  • Obituaries for Nov. 18, 2009
  • Get applications in for ‘Toys for Kids’

    Families with children ages 13 and younger who may be needing a little help in providing Christmas presents for their children are reminded that applications are still available from the Casey County Toys for Kids program.

    Committee member Jo Wilkinson said applications have already been picked up at the schools, but are still available at Back and Body Chiropractic Center, located on Hustonville Street in downtown Liberty.

  • Maxine Lane, 86

    Maxine Lane of Moreland died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. She was 86.

    Born on Dec. 19, 1922, she was a daughter of the late James Carroll and Lizzie Lucas Smith.

    She was retired from Palm Beach after 42 years and a member of Mt. Salem Baptist Church. She was the widow of Carl Lane.

  • Benny Mathews, 77

    Benny Mathews of Liberty died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was 77.

    Born on Jan. 10, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Dee and Gerthia Henderson Mathews.

    He was a self-employed truck driver, member of the Athens Church of Christ and Middleburg Masonic Lodge, and a U.S. Army veteran.

    Survivors include his wife, Wilma Charlene Lay; a son, Terry Mathews of Liberty; a daughter, June Mathews of Liberty; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Artie Limeing of Ohio.

  • Anna Propes, 65

    Anna Catherine Propes of Liberty died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009. She was 65.

    Born on May 8, 1944, she was a daughter of the late John Propes and Ethel Downs Coffman.