Local News

  • Alice Wethington

    Alice Wethington of Campbellsville died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 in Campbellsville.

    Born in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Thad and Clara Goode Abell.

    She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She was the widow of Otis Wethington.

  • Obituaries for 11-12-2008
  • Voting at local precincts is 'brisk'

    A large number of voters hit the polls in Casey County yesterday as local precinct officials said early Tuesday afternoon that voters were turning out in record numbers to decide who will win contests from the national scene to the local level.

    In one of the tightest presidential races in recent history, Republican Sen. John McCain faced off against the Democratic party’s challenger, Sen. Barak Obama, which may have accounted for the increased interest this year.

  • Rufus R. Edwards, 89

    Rufus Ray Edwards of Bloomfield, Ky. died Nov. 7, 2008 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He was 89.

    He was a son of the late John V. and Sally Brown Edwards.

    He was a retired farmer, former employee of Bennett’s Hardware and a member of Bloomfield Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

  • Veterans Day programs set at schools, downtown

    Veterans will be honored Tuesday as three area services will be held to remember those who served our country in the armed forces.

    Walnut Hill Elementary School will hold a Veteran’s Day celebration at 1 p.m. on Monday with all Casey County veterans invited.

    A Veteran’s Day program is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. in the Casey County High School gym, according to Lt. Col. Andy Hall, an instructor with the Air Force JROTC at Casey County High School.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gun and Gold burglarized

    Local business burglarized

    A local business, Guns and Gold on Campbellsville Street, was burglarized Wednesday night about 11 p.m., according to owner Charley Ritter.

    A passing motorist notified Ritter at home that the alarm had gone off.

    Ritter said he arrived about 11:20 p.m. and found the back door open.

    Missing were six handguns, jewelry and a safe. The value of the theft was estimated to be between $5,000 and $6,000, he said.


  • Briefs 11-05-2008

    Former district judge indicted

    A long-time district court judge in Casey and Adair counties has been indicted by a Pulaski County grand jury.

    Roger P. Elliott, 58, of Liberty, was indicted Oct. 23 on charges of theft by deception. According to the indictment, Elliott issued a $8,194.25 check on June 5, 2008 to John Gillum, knowing that the check would not be honored by the bank.

    Elliott retired in December 2006 as the 29th Judicial Circuit District Judge. He began serving in January 2007 in the Senior Judge program for retired judges.

  • Coffey wins seat on school board

    The face of the Casey County Board of Education may be changing, but the person stepping into the role of a new school board member is not exactly inexperienced.

    Marilyn Coffey, a retired Casey County educator with 28 years of experience, won the seat of school board member for District 5 yesterday in more than a 2-to-1 advantage over her opponent, Stacie Wilkerson.

    “I had a lot of people helping me, and a lot of support,” Coffey said from her home last night.

  • Sale halted for newspaper's parent company

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday that, due to difficult credit markets, it was largely suspending the process to sell its remaining businesses.

    Landmark is the parent company of Landmark Community Newspapers, which owns The Casey County News and 18 other newspapers in Kentucky that would have been affected by a sale.

    The company announced in January that it was exploring the possibility of a sale which included 54 newspapers across the country, as well as television stations in Las Vegas, Nashville, and Norfolk, and The Weather Channel in Atlanta.

  • Flossie J. Whitehouse, 83

    Flossie Juanita Whitehouse of Liberty died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. She was 83.

    Born on Feb. 11, 1925 in Lawrenceville, Ill., she was a daughter of the late John and Myrta Dix Culp.

    She was a former employee of a shoe factory and the widow of Nelson Hess, Jim Myers and Wilborn Whitehouse.

    Survivors include a son, William Hess of Liberty; a sister, Marie Everingham of Virginia; three grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.