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  • Seven seeking six seats on Liberty City Council

    The six members of the Liberty City Council are all seeking another term in Tuesday’s general election, but only five of them will be guaranteed a seat. That’s because one lone newcomer is challenging for one of the seats.

    Linda Carmicle, who is making her first bid for public office, hopes to unseat one of the incumbents, which include Brian Beeler, Steven Brown, Barry Davis, Jim Ellison, Mitchell Phillips, and Brad Vaughn.

  • Chamber of Commerce

    The Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Golden Awards Banquet Thursday evening at the Casey County High School cafeteria.

    Blaine Staat, Coordinator of the Chamber, opened the festivities by welcoming about 180 chamber members, friends, family members and elected officials.

    Bobby Lee provided special music on the piano.

    Melissa Vaughn sang “God Bless America” followed by the invocation offered by the Rev. Bruce Lee, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Liberty.

  • Election '08 Drawing Near

    Voters in Liberty, Casey County and across the nation will go to the polls next Tuesday, to cast their ballots for candidates ranging from President of the United States to the Liberty City Council.

    In one of the most heated races on the ballot, Republican Sen. John McCain faces Democratic Sen. Barak Obama in a run for President of the United States. Casey, which is heavily Republican, is expected to favor McCain.

  • W.A. Allen, 63

    William Arvil “W.A.” Allen of Louisville died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 63.

    Born on Jan. 6, 1945 in Casey County, he was a son of Arvil and Vatis Fights Allen of Louisville.

    He was a retired Director of Security at St. Louis University.

    Besides his parents, survivors include his wife, Anna Cleland Allen of Louisville; three daughters, Daphne Allen of Illinois, Jenniffer Justice of Indiana, and Angela Hill of Louisville; three grandchildren; and a brother, Phillip Allen of Bowling Green.

  • McConnell makes stop in Liberty

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, wife of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, told supporters that she chose McConnell as her husband because he was a man of integrity, faith, values, honesty — and, he does his own laundry and cooks.

    The stop late Saturday afternoon behind City Hall in Liberty was part of McConnell’s current two-week barnstorming tour of 62 cities across Kentucky, according to Josh Holmes, a McConnell advisor.

    Chao said her husband was the right man for the job because of his 24 years of experience representing Kentuckians.

  • Obituaries for 11-05-2008
  • Anvil Fest is Saturday

    Christian bands from eight states are scheduled to perform Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center, according to Matt Davis, coordinator of Anvil Fest.

    First held in March 2007, Anvil Fest, an event designed for Christians and non-Christians, will feature good, loud, live, music that will expose people to the positive side of life, Davis said.

    Admission is $10 and concessions will be available, he said.

    For more information, contact Davis at 787-0871 or www.myspace.com/anvilmetalfest.

  • Walter T. Penick, 69

    Walter Temple Penick of Danville died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 69.

    Born on Oct. 27, 1938 in Marion County, he was a son of the late Walter Temple Jr. and Clare Greene Penick.

    He was self-employed and a U.S. Army veteran.

    Private services were held.

    Morris and Hislope Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  • Toys for Kids under way

    Letters soliciting donations for the annual Casey County Community Ministries Toys for Kids (formerly Toys for Tots) were distributed to area businesses and individuals last week as the 2008 toy campaign got under way.

    Toys for Kids committee member Jo Wilkinson said applications for the program are now available in all of the county’s elementary schools.

    “Each elementary student should be given one,” she said.

    For families who may not have school-age children, applications may also be picked up at The Gathering Place or McDonald’s.

  • Man dies following stabbing

    A former Casey County man died and his friend was critically injured Saturday night as a result of an altercation with a neighbor.

    McKenzie Ryan Elmore, 31, of Kings Mountain died from multiple stab wounds he received in a fight with a neighbor, James Naylor, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Elmore and another neighbor, Jack Smith, were at a residence on Ky. 1247 in Waynesburg just before 11 p.m. when the incident involving Naylor happened, the report stated.