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  • UPDATE: Man dies following stabbing

    The Kentucky State Police detective investigating the stabbing death of a Casey County man in Waynesburg Saturday night said “there is an element of self-defense” in the case of a deadly altercation resulting from “dueling stereos.”

    McKenzie Ryan Elmore, 31, was stabbed to death and his friend, Jack Smith, was also stabbed and critically injured. He was transported to the UK Medical Center in Lexington, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning.

  • Ronald Rousey, 61

    Ronald Howard Rousey of Versailles died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 61.

    Born on Dec. 2, 1946 in Casey County, he was a son of Howard and Helen Sharp Rousey of Danville.

    He was of the baptist faith and a former partner of R&R Drywall and Acoustics, Inc. in Lexington.

  • Trick-or-Treat Hours set for Halloween

    Little ghosts and goblins will be out and about on Friday night as trick-or-treat will be observed in the City of Liberty from 5-7 p.m. The county has set its trick-or-treating hours for 5-8 p.m. on Halloween night.

    Residents who welcome the young treat-seekers are asked to please turn on their porch lights.

  • New garbage truck may cost city between $100,000-$150,000

    While the city is hoping it can eventually make money off its garbage by supplying it to a company that proposes to turn the refuse into electricity, they must deal right now with a problem facing the sanitation department.

    Mayor Steve Sweeney told the city council at its Oct. 8 meeting that the city’s garbage truck is getting old and has had several break-downs.

    “We need to consider advertising for a new truck,” Sweeney said, adding it won’t be cheap.

  • Marie Kean, 83

    Marie Kean died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Homeview Center of Franklin. She was 83.

    Born on April 17, 1925 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Mary (Edwards) Clements.

    She was retired from the masonic home after 16 years as a nursing aid. She was a member of the Youngscreek Baptist Church in Franklin.

  • Grider honored posthumously with Lifetime Achievement

    Dr. John C. Grider, Doctor of Chiropractic in Liberty from 1954-2002, was honored posthumously with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2008 Annual Golden Awards Banquet at Casey County High School Thursday evening.

    Ressie Grider, Dr. Grider’s widow, accepted the award.

    Grider was born May 8, 1929 in Casey County. His parents were school teachers in Clinton County.

    He was a naval veteran and graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

  • Breaking News: Tobacco Shed robbed at gunpoint

    An unidentified female employee at the Tobacco Shed on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint of an undetermined amount of money Monday about 8:30 p.m.

    According to co-owner Carl Meece, as the employee took out the trash and locked up for the night, the robber, wearing a mask, approached her from the shadows, pointed the gun in her face, demanded the money bag she was carrying and then told her to re-enter the store.

    Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett said it is not known if the robber was on foot or in a vehicle.

  • Robert Murphy, 82

    Robert Murphy of Liberty died Oct. 25, 2008. He was 82.

    Born on June 14, 1926 in Martin County, he was a son of the late Henry and Octavia Webb Murphy.

    He was a retired coal miner and member of UMWA for 50 years. He was a member of Bradley’s Pleasure Baptist Church in Pulaski County.

  • Nancy E. Cochran, 85

    Nancy E. Long Cochran of Franklin, Ind. died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 at her residence. She was 85.

    Born on June 15, 1923 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Milton Long and Nettie Bell Barlow Long. She was the widow of Robert Wesley Cochran.

    She was employed by Stokley Van Camp, Morgan Canning Factory and Norplex in Franklin. She was a member of Franklin Wesleyan Church.

  • Police News 10-29-08

    Three charged with stealing tools

    Three people were arrested Monday on felony charges after they allegedly sold, or tried to sell, stolen tools to a Pulaski County resident.

    Jeffrey Hatter, 24, and Sara Turney, 19, both of 2014 Keeny Road, Nancy, and Misty D. Hatter, 32, of 215 Means Road, Waynesburg, were each arrested at the Casey County Sheriff’s Office by Deputy Chad Weddle on charges of receiving stolen property over $300.