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  • Man given 7 years on federal drug charges

    The case of two Casey County men charged in April 2008 for conspiracy to distribute a large quantity of marijuana was in federal court last week, where one of the men was sentenced.

    Ralph Michael Hughes, 39, of Kings Mountain, was sentenced to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release.

    Sentencing for co-defendant Robert “Fritz” Sheene, 48, of Yosemite, is set for Jan. 19.

  • Police News: Nov.11

    Bulldozer reported stolen

    The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a bulldozer taken from alongside U.S. 127 South where it had been parked.

    Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle said Andrew Weddle reported on Nov. 3 that someone had stolen his dozer, which had been parked next to the woods at the junction of U.S. 127 South and Henson Ridge Road. The dozer had been sitting there for about a month after Weddle had cleaned up a wooded area. There was no key in the ignition, he reported.

  • Rev. Arlis Luttrell, 87

    Rev. Arlis Luttrell of Danville died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. He was 87.

    Born on Feb. 7, 1922 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ernest and Bess Childress Luttrell.

    He was an ordained minister and ordained bishop of the Church of God in Cleveland, Tenn., former pastor for the Lancaster and Harrodsburg Churches of God, school bus driver, and member of Clays Mill Church of God in Lexington and the Disabled American Veterans. He served in the Army Artillery Division during World War II and was a recipient of a Purple Heart.

  • Fire destroys outbuilding, two cars

    A trash fire behind a house in western Casey County Nov. 3 got out of control and did extensive damage to an outbuilding and two cars.

    When firefighters arrived at the residence of Robert and Patty McCann, at 3247 Ewing Ridge Road, about 1:30 p.m., the fire had fully engulfed an outbuilding, according to Clementsville Assistant Fire Chief John McQueary.

  • Men flee scene after hitting school bus

    An Ohio man has been charged with DUI and several other offenses after he allegedly hit the back of a Head Start school bus Wednesday morning, and then kept going.

    Officers finally caught up with him in Yosemite at Breeden and Withers Grocery, where Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett said the man had asked to buy beer.

  • Veterans Day services to be held today downtown, Casey High

    Traditional Veterans Day ceremonies will be observed today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. in front of the Doughboy Statue on the Courthouse Square.

    Master of Ceremonies will be Sgt. First Class Retired Donald Smither. The Rev. Greg Powell, pastor of Mt. Olive Christian Church, will offer the invocation, while the g uest speaker will be Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert Johnson.

  • Race is on

    The office of Casey County Clerk seems to be the early favorite as two of the nine people who have filed for office in the 2010 election are seekåing that seat.

    With theå filing window opening last Wednesday, Doreen Whited Heckman and Casey Davis, both Republicans, filed candidacy papers seeking the office that is currently held by Eva Miller. Miller, who has held the position for 16 years, has indicated that she will retire at the end of this term, which expires in December 2010.

  • Child dies after being struck by car

    A Liberty child is dead after he was struck by a minivan in Campbellsville on Thursday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Alex Gonzalez, 2, ran out of Peddler’s Mall and into the path of a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan, driven by Tammy Moore, 51, of Greensburg.

    Gonzalez was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney. Moore was not injured.

  • Shootings at Ft. Hood have local tie

    A battled-hardened, young American soldier with a tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan under his belt said he knows about war and the death of fellow soldiers.

    But nothing, he said, could prepare him for what happened Thursday at Ft. Hood in Texas where he and his wife are stationed.

    “You know, it’s amazing to think that something like this could happen here at home — I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around it,” said Air Force Senior Airman Jayson Schaller.

  • Couple indicted on federal charges

    A Casey County couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green on charges that they made false statements in order to receive Supplemental Securing Income (SSI) disability benefits.

    Doris Wooley, 68, and her husband, Roy Wooley Sr., 77, of Liberty, were indicted Nov. 4 on charges that they both made false statements so that Mrs. Wooley would continue to receive SSI benefits in excess to what she was entitled.

    The notice of the indictment was issued by United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.