Local News

  • Complaints lodged against Apple Festival

    While the Casey County Apple Festival draws thousands of people to downtown Liberty each year, it may not be entirely welcome – at least by some businesses.

    Myrtle Russell, who operates The Gathering Place for Casey County Community Ministries, told members of the Liberty City Council on Thursday night that while she didn’t want to gripe, she does have a problem with the festival.

    “What can be done about having to shut the stores down,” she asked.

  • Damage claims estimated at $1.5M

    Although the final figures aren’t yet in, local insurance agents in Casey County estimate they will pay out at least $1.5 million in claims as the result of damages from the Oct. 9 tornado.

    Those claims range from damages to vehicles, barns and outbuildings up to destruction of homes.

    “It’s been a mess,” said Brad Vaughn, an agent with Casey County Farm Bureau Insurance. “But I think we’re on the down side of it now.”

  • POLICE NEWS 10-21-09

    Two charged with DUI

    Two Casey County motorists have been arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

    —Debbie M. Cooper, 45, of 270 Napier Street, Liberty, was arrested on her third DUI offense at 2:47 a.m. Friday on East Ky. 70 after she had allegedly been involved in an accident.

  • Mildred Taylor, 77

    Mildred Taylor of Indianapolis died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

    Born on Feb. 15, 1932 in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late William Wince and Frances Mahala Murphy King.

    She was an employee at IMC Corporation in Beech Grove and a member of Hope Chapel Community Church.

    Survivors include a son, Norman (and Connie) Taylor; a daughter, Kimberly (and Jonathan) Rupe; four grandchildren, Jason and Jeffrey Taylor and Jennifer and Kyle Rupe; two brothers, Estill King and Marshall King; and three sisters, Ruth Atwood, Margaret Ford and Verda Fleener.

  • Jesse King, 83

    Jesse James King of Franklin, Ind. died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. He was 83.

    Born on April 25, 1926 in Liberty, he was a son of the late James and Myrtle King.

    He was retired from Arvin Industries and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II receiving the Bronze Star. He attended Trafalgar Assembly of God.

  • Clinic draws 276 for seasonal flu, H1N1 vaccines

    It’s been said that the early bird gets the worm, but in this case it was the early bird who got the flu shot.

    The others were out of luck.

    The Casey County Health Department held a flu shot clinic at Casey County Middle School Saturday morning. Although 276 people received either the seasonal flu shot or mist (nasal spray), or the H1N1 flu shot or mist, many were turned away.

    That’s because the county’s allotted 115 doses of seasonal flu vaccine were gone within 30 minutes of the 8 a.m. opening.

  • C.L. Foley, 75

    C.L. Foley of Dunnville died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at his residence. He was 75.

    Born on Feb. 4, 1934 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Chester Lucian and Anna Hudson Foley.

    He was a retired sheet metal worker, member of Dunnville Christian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include his wife, Shirley Allen Foley; three daughters, Darlene Flatt of Russell Springs, Angela Czaika of Fayetteville, Ohio and Paula Foley of Dunnville; a son, Kevin Scott Foley of Somerset; a sister, Beulah Pittman; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

  • Youth Services Center makes 2,125 contacts

    Casey County Youth Services Center Coordinator Steve Sweeney and Assistant Coordinator Linda Sallee had an active year in 2008-09 in assisting families and individual students with overcoming barriers that keeps them from doing their best in school.

    Sweeney shared the results of that assistance at the Oct. 12 Casey County Board of Education meeting.

    In addition to contacts made (see below), the center established the Community Ministries Children’s Fund and Cinderella’s Closet.

  • William Chester Maddox, 82

    William Chester Maddox of Moreland died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. He was 82.

    Born on Feb. 26, 1927, he was a son of the late Sam and Orie Southerland Maddox.

    He was a construction worker and member of Charity Church of God in Hustonville. He was the widower of Roberta Simpson Maddox.

    Survivors include a daughter, Geneva Maddox Abbott of Danville; a son, Glenn (and Peggy) Maddox of Junction City; a brother, Lester Maddox of Stanford; two sisters, Violet Lawson and Pearl Daughterty, both of Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

  • After the Storm

    Some people live for disasters and Phil Schrock, of Dixon County, Tenn. is one of those folks.

    Schrock, the Coordinator of Rapid Response Unit One with Christian Aid Ministries, (CAM) loves to help people recover from disasters.

    “And we do this ministry to the glory of God,” Schrock said — quoting Galatians 6:2 from the King James Bible — “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”