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  • Report missing in Green murder case

    A pre-trial conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 26 in Casey Circuit Court for a father and daughter accused of manslaughter and murder, respectively, ended Monday with more questions than answers and a warning from Judge James G. Weddle.

    Lebanon attorney Phillip George, representing Ronald Evans and Vergenia “Gina” Lee in the 2005 slaying of George Green, told Judge Weddle on Oct. 26 that he was waiting for a copy of a Kentucky State Police interrogation report from Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright’s office.

  • Report missing in Green murder case

    A pre-trial conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 26 in Casey Circuit Court for a father and daughter accused of manslaughter and murder, respectively, ended Monday with more questions than answers and a warning from Judge James G. Weddle.

    Lebanon attorney Phillip George, representing Ronald Evans and Vergenia “Gina” Lee in the 2005 slaying of George Green, told Judge Weddle on Oct. 26 that he was waiting for a copy of a Kentucky State Police interrogation report from Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright’s office.

  • Obituaries for Nov. 11, 2009
  • Three sentenced for roles in separate burglaries

    A Casey County man involved in two separate burglaries earlier this year has been sentenced in Casey Circuit Court, while his co-defendants in each case have pleaded guilty.

  • Edna Clements, 82

    Edna Clements of Berea died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehab Facility. She was 82.

    Born on Feb. 3, 1927 in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Otha and Ruby Lanham.

    She was a seamstress.

    Survivors include two sons, Larry Clements of Irvine and Stephen Clements of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Velton Shelton of Waynesburg; a brother, Arthur Lanham of Ohio; a sister, Stella Harris of Springfield; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Former judge's law license suspended

    A former district judge for Casey and Adair counties, already under a two-year pretrial diversion sentence, will now have his law license suspended, according to court records.

    The Kentucky Bar Association requested the Supreme Court of Kentucky suspend Roger P. Elliott’s law license as a result of his being indicted by a Pulaski County grand jury for theft of services already rendered, a Class D felony.

    Elliott pleaded guilty to the charge on July 28, 2009. He appeared in Pulaski Circuit Court Oct. 2 before Judge David Tapp for sentencing.

  • Alma Medellin, 75

    Alma Faye Medellin of Liberty died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 at the Golden Living Center of Stanford. She was 75.

    Born on Oct. 27, 1934 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late William Luther and Minnie Effie Peavey Atwood.

    She was a caregiver.

  • Golden Awards

    While local residents have felt the pinch of tough economic times, just like the rest of the country, those attending the Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Golden Awards Banquet Oct. 22 did hear a bit of good news.

    “We’ve had some tough times, but some good times, too,” chamber coordinator Blaine Staat told the estimated 200 people gathered at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. “We’ve had a few new businesses open, and we’re holding our own.”

  • Veterans Day observances set

    Casey County’s veterans will be honored next week as three area services will be held to remember those who served our country in the armed forces.

    The traditional Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in front of the Doughboy Statue on the Courthouse Square in downtown Liberty.

    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.

  • Tornado victims may qualify for loans

    Casey County residents affected by the tornado that struck the Creston area in the western part of the county Oct. 9 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Communications Specialist Jay MacKenna said.

    “SBA representatives will assist homeowners, renters and business owners with federal disaster loans,” MacKenna said, adding the loans are being made available in response to a letter from Gov. Steve Beshear on Oct. 26 requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.