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  • Former judge subject to one-year sentence

    A former district judge for Casey and Adair counties will not serve a one-year prison sentence if he completes the terms outlined in a two-year pretrial diversion, according to court records.

    Roger P. Elliott appeared in Pulaski Circuit Court Oct. 2 before Judge David Tapp.

    According to the terms of the pretrial diversion, Elliott entered a plea of guilty to theft of labor and agreed to a two-year pretrial diversion. The diversion is to be unsupervised and Elliott was required to pay John Gillium $8,194.25.

  • Edith Sims Caudill, 84

    Edith Sims Caudill of Kings Mountain died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at her residence. She was 84.

    She was a homemaker and member of Pond Baptist Church. She was the widow of Willie Caudill.

  • Edith Sims Caudill, 84

    Edith Sims Caudill of Kings Mountain died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at her residence. She was 84.

    She was a homemaker and member of Pond Baptist Church. She was the widow of Willie Caudill.

  • County using computers to collect 2009 property taxes

    Ask children what the end of October brings and most will know that it’s Halloween, a time for gathering up the goodies during trick-or-treating.

    But, ask a good many adults in Casey County about the end of October, and they’ll have a different answer.

    It’s tax time.

    Casey’s 2009 property tax bills go in the mail this week, but they’re going to look differently than what taxpayers are used to receiving.

  • Search under way for missing man

    It’s been nearly two weeks since a Casey County man was last seen at his home, and a search is now under way to find him.

    Charles Lewis Randoph, 55, of 18 Cochran Road, was reported missing on Oct. 20 by his daughter, Twila Patten.

    Deputy Freeman Luttrell, who is investigating the disappearance, said Patten reported on that day that she had not had any contact with Randolph in several days.

    “Mrs. Patten says it’s unlikely for Mr. Randolph to take off and not tell someone,” Luttrell said.

  • Three indicted for roles in ATV thefts

    Three people arrested last month in connection with stolen all-terrain vehicles have been indicted by a Casey County grand jury.

    Codie Brummett, 19, of 1496 Henson Ridge Road, Liberty, and Tyler Roberts, 18, of 291 Parton Road, Liberty, have both been indicted on burglary and other charges, while Woodford Sheene Jr., 20, of Yosemite, has been indicted for receiving stolen property after he allegedly bought a stolen ATV from the two.

    The three were among 10 people indicted Friday by the grand jury on 39 charges. Twenty of those charges pertained to this case.

  • BREAKING NEWS: CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED THURSDAY-FRIDAY

    Casey County School Superintendent Linda Hatter announced Wednesday afternoon that all Casey County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23.

    "Our attendance is down to 88 percent and we have a number of teachers, staff and bus drivers out with the flu," Hatter said.

    "Maybe these two days, along with the weekend, will give everyone a chance to get well," Hatter said.

     

  • Assistance abundant, response meager

    Assistance for victims of the EF-2 tornado that tore through the Creston area of Casey County Oct. 9 has come in by the tractor trailer load — only the victims are not responding to calls for financial help for rent, free food, clothing or furniture.

    And local relief officials are puzzled as to why the response has been so sparse.

  • Fielding A. Burchell, 93

    Fielding A. Burchell of Louisville died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at the Parkway Medical Center. He was 93.

    Born on Feb. 19, 1916 in Casey County, he was a son of the late James Henry and Cora Lee Tucker Burchell.

    He was a retired sheet metal worker and a U.S. Army veteran.

  • Obituaries for Oct. 21, 2009