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  • House on Turkey Creek catches fire

    The probable cause of a fire in a home on Turkey Creek Road Saturday, about 5 p.m., was a dishwasher. The fire caused minimal damage to the kitchen and living room areas, according to Evona Fire Department Chief Louis Shirk.

    Firefighters from Dunnville, East Casey, Southeast, Poplar Springs and Brush Creek fire departments responded to the fire.

    In a related incident, the Casey County Sheriff’s Department responded several times the same day to this home, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Arlene Kidd, 53

    Arlene Kidd of Kings Mountain died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at her home. She was 53.

    Born on July 13, 1955 in Casey County, she was a daughter of Shella Atwood Terry of Liberty and the late Avery Okley Allen.

    She was a homemaker and member of the Corinth Church of God.

  • Drought conditions not yet drastic

    Compared to last year when Lake Liberty was estimated to be at 15 feet below normal pool, local officials said recently that the lake, which covers 88 acres and and supplies water to about 5,000 households, businesses and schools, is in pretty good shape.

    “We’re not really having any issues right now,” said Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney. “If we get some rain this month, we’ll be OK.”

    This optimism is based on a measurement taken last week at Lake Liberty.

  • Police news 10-1-08

    Man charged with kidnapping

    A Middleburg man has been charged with kidnapping and terroristic threatening following an incident at his home on Sunday.

    L.C. Johnson, 58, of 2645 Ky. 198, was arrested at 11:40 a.m. Monday at the Casey County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Jerry Coffman. He was placed under a $500 cash bond.

  • Dry weather dictates caution when burning

    Oct. 1 is the beginning of the official Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season in Kentucky, according to the Kentucky Department of Forestry.

    During the season, which lasts until Dec. 15, outdoor burning is illegal within 150 feet of the woods between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. While it is not illegal to burn after 6 p.m., forestry officials say that now is not a good time to do any burning.

    More than 30 counties have enacted burning bans because of the dry conditions, the release stated.

  • Obituaries for 10-8-2008
  • Lester E. Gilpin, 63

    Lester Eugene Gilpin of Felicity, Ohio died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the V.A. Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 63.

    Born on April 24, 1945 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Roy Esker and Audrey Haste Gilpin.

    He was a mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

  • Uncle Zorba's Greek food a big hit at festivals

    One of the more familiar and delectable attractions at the Casey County Apple Festival each year is the greek food served by “Uncle Zorba” and “his boys.”

    Born Nicolas Dominique Kyriakos on the island of Crete, Kyriakos, 57, said food was very important during his formative years on Crete.

    His father, he said, insisted that the entire family eat together at 1 p.m. and at 9 p.m. — these times were inviolate. “If you were late by 10 minutes, you didn’t eat,” he said.

  • William Lanham Jr., 82

    Willliam Edgar “Bill” Lanham Jr. died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at St. Petersburg, Fla. He was 82.

    Born on April 2, 1926 in Casey County, he was a son of the late William Edgar and Eliza Campbell Lanham.

    He was a musician, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served on the LST Ship as a signalman.

  • Ancil Wilson, 76

    Ancil Wilson of Liberty died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 76.

    Born on April 17, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Marshal and Bessie Moran Wilson.

    He was a restaurant manager and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

    Survivors include a brother, Jesse Carlos Wilson of Virginia; a sister, Lorene Vaughn of Richmond; six nieces; five nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ines Warner, Exie Coleman and Irene Lawson; and a brother, Cleo Wilson.