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  • Linda L. Wheeler, 57

    Linda Lee Wheeler of Liberty died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 57.

    Born on Dec. 5, 1950 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Britton and Vester Streeval Walls.

    She worked at Liberty Sportswear and OshKosh B’Gosh for 20 years and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

  • Stabbing leaves two injured

    An apparent knife fight Monday night at Wolford and Wethington Lumber Co. sent two men to the hospital while another person was arrested.

    Gahez J. Jiliberto, 28, of 8135 North Highway127 in Middleburg, was arrested on Monday at 10:24 p.m. and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and second degree assault, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

  • City hopes to turn garbage into energy

    The City of Liberty could be paying less to dispose of its trash, as well as making money off the garbage, if a proposed “waste-to-energy” plant is built in the area.

    The city council agreed on Oct. 8 to send a letter of intent to MXI, Inc. of Lebanon, declaring its intentions to divert the city’s trash to the company that proposes to turn garbage into wholesale electrical power.

  • Shirley Roy, 72

    Shirley Hall Roy of Liberty died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 72.

    Born on March 19, 1936 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Clines Roy.

    She was a homemaker and member of the 910 Full Gospel Church.

  • Albert N. Foster, 81

    Albert Nick Foster of Lexington died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 after a long illness. He was 81.

    Born on Feb. 12, 1927 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Albert and Grace Foster.

    He was a clerk for Volunteers for America and a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

  • Local races to feature opposition for city council, school board

    Casey County voters, like all registered voters across the state and nation, will head to the polls in less than four weeks now to cast their ballots in the Nov. 4 general election.

    While the “big picture” is on who will be elected the next president and vice president of the United States, many communities are also focused on their own local elections.

  • Estelle Cannon, 90

    Estelle Cannon of Liberty died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 90.

    Born on June 14, 1918 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Preston and Lenora Atwood Cochran. She was the widow of Cecil Cannon.

    She was a retired teacher and county teacher supervisor. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

    Survivors include a sister, Helen Jeffries of Erlanger, Ky.; special niece, Kimila Wilson Murphy of Liberty; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

  • Margaret L. Bucciere, 84

    Margaret Leona Fogle Bucciere of Lexington died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at the St. Elizabeth Hospice Center in Edgewood, Ky. She was 84.

    Born in Yosemite on July 7, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Robert McDowell and Roberta Carr Murphy Fogle.

    She was a homemaker and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). She was the widow of Albert E. Bucciere.

    Survivors include a sister, Roberta Murphy Settles; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Vater resigns as economic development head

    Tami Vater, Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority of Liberty-Casey County, has resigned to accept a position as Executive Director of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce. Her last day in Liberty will be Oct. 24.

    Vater, who began her work in Liberty in November 2007, came from Lawrenceburg, where she worked as the Executive Director of the Anderson Community Development Council.

  • Clydene B. Tucker, 71

    Clydene B. Tucker of Liberty died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Britthaven of Somerset. She was 71.

    Born on Aug. 10, 1937 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Velma Meece Bradley. She was the widow of Arvester “Mose” Tucker.