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  • Norvill Scott, 92

    Norvill Scott of Sacramento, Calif. died Monday, Oct, 6, 2008. He was 92.

    Born on June 29, 1916 in Casey County, he was a son of the late James Tunis and Lean Laura Jackman Scott. He was the widower of Dortha Derringer Scott.

    He was retired from Proctor and Gamble and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War I, serving as a gunner on several Liberty ships in England, Belgium, Scotland and Russia.

  • Local teen arrested in Russell drug case

    A Casey County teenager was among 28 people who were arrested early Thursday morning in a Russell County drug round-up.

    Heather Morgan, 19, of Dunnville, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    The drug round-up was the result of a year-long undercover operation conducted by the KSP and law enforcement agencies in Russell County that targeted street and mid-level drug dealers.

  • Ruby K. McQueary, 85

    Ruby Kathleen McQueary of Liberty died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at the Russell County Hospital. She was 85.

    Born on April 6, 1923 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Logan and Linnie Overstreet Lee. She was the widow of Arnold Lee McQueary.

    She was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Church of Christ.

  • Obituaries for 10-15-2008
  • Four arrested following chase

    A police chase Saturday night ended up with the driver and his three passengers being arrested after they were literally chased up a creek.

    Chris Cochran, 22, of 1267 Peyton Ridge Road, Liberty, was arrested at 11:28 p.m. by Constable Justin Bryant on his third charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

    Besides DUI, Cochran was charged with driving on a DUI-suspended license, failure to produce an insurance card, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, and inadequate silencer/muffler.

  • Police news 10-8-08

    Suspect arrested in tobacco store theft

    A Casey County man has been arrested on burglary charges stemming from a break-in that occurred last month at a Yosemite business.

    Travis Hatter, 21, of 276 Hurricane Ridge Road, Waynesburg, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday on Carman Creek Spur by Sheriff Jerry Coffman. He was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and theft by unlawful taking over $300.

  • Beulah Z. Wesley, 93

    Beulah Zachary Wesley of Liberty died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the Rockcastle County Hospital/Respiratory Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was 93.

    Born on May 16, 1915 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Ella Griffin Zachary. She was the widow of Segal T. Wesley.

    She was a retired school teacher and businesswoman, and served on many church and community boards and committees.

  • Second Sunday

    This Sunday, Oct. 12, Casey County will join more than 69 other Kentucky counties in an event designed to get residents outside to play in the streets.

    Liberty will close several streets from 2 to 6 p.m. so people of all ages can walk, bike, rollerblade, or do whatever form of exercise they choose.

    The brainchild of Jay McChord, a Lexington Urban County Councilman, the project, he said, “is going to change the health of Kentucky.”

  • Economy is top priority for voters as election nears

    Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of “political change” will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November.

    That’s according to a sampling of elected leaders and political professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year’s 2008 general election to be revealing — if not that surprising — in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be “red” this November.

  • Man remains at UK following wreck

    A Dunnville man was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Thomas Ridge Road.

    Only minutes before that accident occurred, a two-vehicle accident on Lower Brush Creek involving 10 people sent at least four of them to the Casey County Hospital.

    The two wrecks were among at least four reported in the last week.

    Luttrell airlifted