Local News

  • 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.

  • Herman Pierce, 79

    Herman Pierce of Dunnville died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at his home. He was 79.

    Born on April 1, 1929, he was a son of the late Owen and Beatrice Foley Pierce. He was the widower of Dollie Garrett Pierce.

    He was a farmer, a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a Kentucky Colonel, member of Masonic Lodge #576 in Norwood, Ohio, and member of the Eastern Star #432 in Russell Springs.

  • Elbridge Brown, 86

    Elbridge Arvin (E.A.) Brown of Sunny Hill Drive, Campbellsville, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at his residence. He was 86.

    Born in 1922, he was a son of the late Claude and Sadie Williams Brown. He was the widower of Gracie Lee McDonald Brown.

    He was a retired farmer and carpenter.

  • County's 2008 property tax bills go out today

    If it’s Halloween, it must be tax time – at least in Casey County.

    The county’s 2008 property tax bills will go out today (Wednesday), according to Marvine Crutcher, a deputy in Sheriff Jerry Coffman’s office who is in charge of the tax bills.

    The county is mailing out 9,436 tax bills this year, which is expected to generate $3.4 million in revenue. By comparison, 9,350 bills were mailed last year, with an estimated 100 percent collection of $3.2 million.