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  • POLICE NEWS: Oct. 14, 2009

    Three charged in store burglary

    Two adults and a juvenile have been arrested on burglary charges after they allegedly broke into Atwood’s Grocery Sunday night.

    Darren Matthew Noe, 19, of 957 Griffith Ridge Road, Liberty, and Jonathan Wayne Mullins, 22, of 4904 Little South Road, Gravel Switch, were each arrested Monday morning on charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, first-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking over $500, and possession of marijuana. Noe was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Tornado damages, destroys 82 homes

    Life literally changed in an instant for many Casey Countians Friday afternoon as an EF-2 tornado bore down on the western community of Creston, destroying 30 residences and leaving 52 others with damage ranging from mild to severe.

    Miraculously, no one was killed, and no injuries were reported.

    “We were very fortunate,” said Bro. Dwight Coffman, pastor of Creston Missionary Baptist Church, which suffered significant damage in the storm. “So many different scenarios could have brought a lot more.”

  • Deadline is Friday for pet contest

    Will your pet be The Casey County News’ “Pet of the Year”? You won’t know if you don’t enter him or her.

    The deadline to enter your pet — be it dog, cat, fish, bird, hamster, or anything else — is coming up. Applications, found below in the advertisement, will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday at our office located at 720 Campbellsville Street. Mailed entries must be postmarked by that date.

  • Dedicating a new home of worship

    It was a day of joy and celebration, reunion and remembrances, history and hopes for the future on Oct. 4 when Dunnville Christian Church dedicated its new building. The church, which was established in 1800, had met in the old church building since its dedication in 1900.

    There were 215 people present for morning church services to hear the Rev. Paul Patton deliver the sermon. This marked the 50th anniversary of his first sermon, which he also delivered at Dunnville Christian Church while he was still a student at Liberty High School.

  • Phelps sentenced to 12 years for burglary

    A Casey County man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to 28 charges.

  • BREAKING NEWS: EF2 tornado hits 'Y' area of Casey

    An EF-2 tornado, with winds sustained at 118 mph, roared through a two-mile section of West Ky. 70 around 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, destroying several mobile homes and barns, and heavily damaging houses, a church and a convenience store.

    John Gordon, of the National Weather Service, said the twister — which was witnessed by several people — first touched down just east of Delp Road and covered an estimated two-mile math to Crockett Trail General Store. The tornado, traveling in an east-northeastly direction, left a damage path of one-eighth mile wide, Gordon said.

  • Flu shot clinic set for Saturday at CCMS

    If you’ve been putting off getting a flu shot, then there’s still time.

    The Lake Cumberland Area Health Department will host a flu shot clinic on Saturday at Casey County Middle School from 8 to 10 a.m. for seasonal flu shots and from 10 a.m. to noon for H1N1 flu mist vaccine.

    According to Amy C. Tomlinson, Public Health Services Coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, a limited amount of H1N1 vaccine will be available.

    Seasonal flu mist and shots are widely available.

  • Assistance, clean-up efforts continue in wake of storm

    While the EF-2 tornado that left its mark on western Casey County lasted only a couple of minutes, its after-effects will be felt for weeks and months to come as residents struggle to put their lives back together.

    Now, the questions are “Where do I get help?” and “How can I help?”

    Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney and Casey County Judge-Executive Ronald Wright are asking residents to consider donations to the Liberty/Casey County Disaster Relief Fund or the Casey County Community Children’s Fund.

  • In the middle of an EF-2 tornado

    With the weather growing worse around him, Jeff Cain pulled into the parking lot of Creston Missionary Baptist Church sometime after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

    “I saw some clouds that were really low to the ground and looked funny,” Cain said. “I looked up and some type of house and barn was coming toward me spinning.”

    Cain said he tore out of the parking lot, trying to get out of the path of whatever was approaching. He got to the edge of the road and the fierce winds began spinning his small car around. He hit a telephone pole and landed in a ditch.

  • Indian Creek Relay

    A cool, but beautiful morning greeted more than 100 walkers and runners Saturday for the inaugural Indian Creek Relay race.

    Held as a fundraiser for the family of Trenton Rayborn and Bill Pierce, the 5.1 mile relay began at the Middleburg Dairy Freeze at the intersection of Ky. 3270 (Indian Creek Road) and Ky. 198, ending at the intersection of Indian Creek and Ky. 501 (Grove Ridge).

    Trenton Rayborn, 9, a student at Jones Park Elementary School, died Aug. 9 from complications associated with cancer.