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  • H1N1

    Those who have been eager to protect themselves against the H1N1 (swine) flu, but haven’t fallen into the priority groups set by the Centers for Disease Control, now have their opportunity to be vaccinated.

    The area’s fourth flu shot clinic this season is set for 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Casey County Health Department, and this time, it’s open to everyone.

  • Tornado clean-up continues

    It’s been two months since an EF-2 tornado struck the Creston area in the western part of Casey County, and residents say they are still putting their lives and property back in order.

    Though no one was seriously injured or killed, property damage to an estimated 82 residences and businesses on Oct. 9 totaled more than $1.5 million, local insurance agents said.

    Creston Baptist Church, on Ky. 70, suffered substantial damage to the roof, windows, carpet, and subfloor. Much of the sheet-rock inside the building will have to be replaced, said Pastor Dwight Coffman.

  • Obituaries for Dec. 9, 2009
  • Jimmie Asbery, 63

    Jimmie Asbery of Hustonville died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 63.

    Born on June 2, 1946 in Casey County, he was a son of Rethel Hale Asbery and the late Daniel Glover Asberry.

    He was a retired welder of Sellers Engineering Company and a member of Mt. Salem Baptist Church.

    Besides his mother, survivors include his wife, Barbara Blakey Asbery; a son, Bill (and Judy) Asbery of Hustonville; a grandson, Joseph Asbery; and two sisters, Shirley Chumbley of Burgin and Barbara Johnson of Moreland.

  • Victim assistance abundant, response is meager

    Disaster relief officials in Casey County praised the general public for their generous response in giving money, food and clothing in the two months since an EF-2 tornado struck the Creston area in the western part of Casey County.

    However, these same officials are puzzled as to why so few tornado victims took advantage of the money, mountains of free clothing, and tons of donated food.

    Casey Countians affected by the storm, for the most part, also declined the federal government’s offer of low interest loans to help in rebuilding damaged homes and businesses.

  • Sterling Smithers, 90

    Sterling Smithers of Hustonville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at his home. He was 90.

    Born on Feb. 27, 1919 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Jody and Virgie Atwood Smither.

    He was a farmer, member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

  • Sister Mary Bertha Wethington, 103

    Sister Mary Bertha Wethington of Maple Mount, Ky. died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Mount Saint Joseph. She was 103.

    A native of Clementsville, she was born Zelda Catherine Wethington to the late Albert Clarence and Mary Bertha Clements Wethington.

    She was an educator for 59 years and a principal.

    Survivors include a sister, Mary Louise O’Rourke of Creve Coeur, Mo.

    Funeral services were Dec. 5 at Mount Saint Joseph.

    Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro was in charge of arrangements.

  • Look who's not talking

    AT&T’s advertisement, “More bars in more places” is not exactly ringing true with hundreds of their wireless telephone customers in Casey County.

    Since Nov. 7, AT&T customers in the southern part of Casey County have been complaining about problems with poor reception and no service.

    “From Walnut Hill to the Russell County line, we basically have no service,” said Leanne Davis, who lives with her husband, Herb, in the Red Hill area.

  • Booths in middle of the streets?

    From placing booths in the streets, to enforcing set-up times of vendors, to discussions on finances, the Casey County Apple Festival’s board of directors and the Liberty City Council are working on coming up with a solution to address concerns regarding the festival that was brought to the council a couple of months ago.

  • Booths in middle of the streets?

    From placing booths in the streets, to enforcing set-up times of vendors, to discussions on finances, the Casey County Apple Festival’s board of directors and the Liberty City Council are working on coming up with a solution to address concerns regarding the festival that was brought to the council a couple of months ago.