Local News

  • 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.

  • Dewey Luttrell, 64

    Dewey Luttrell of Windsor died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at the Casey County Hospital. He was 64.

    Born on Oct. 19, 1943 in Casey County, he was a son of the late James Robert and Gracie M. Owens Luttrell.

    He was self-employed and a farmer.

    Survivors include his wife, Levonda Sayers Luttrell of Windsor; two daughters, Nancy (and Royce) Dixon and Deva (and Darrell) Jones, both of Windsor; three grandchildren, MaKayla and Noah Jones and Courtney Dixon; a brother, Deward Luttrell of Ohio; and a sister, Louise Wilson of Windsor.

  • LPD officers graduate from academy

    Two officers with the Liberty Police Department graduated on Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

  • Fire destroys shed

    A trash fire got out of control and destroyed a shed at a residence in the eastern section of the county Thursday about 1:30 p.m.

    Jessesa Phillips was burning trash near the shed at 1740 Carman Creek Road when it caught fire, according to Southeast Casey Fire Department Chief Larry Dale Harris.

    Harris said it took only a few minutes to put out.

  • Virginia E. Cook, 85

    Virginia Ellis Charles Cook of Frankfort died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at Baptist Hospital East. She was 85.

    Born on Feb. 27, 1923 in Hustonville, she was a daughter of the late Wesley Barker and Ada Lou Bryant Ellis. She was the widow of Hayes Dennis Charles and Ralph Frederick Cook.

    She was a retired school teacher and accountant for Natural Resources. She was of the Methodist faith.

  • Briefs 10-1-08

    Information wanted

    Information on community events, such as church activities, sports, school events, fund-raisers, reunions, etc., are being sought for placement on Liberty and Casey County’s new Web site, www.libertykentucky.org.

    Tami Vater, Executive Director of the Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority, said items may be submitted at info@libertykentucky.org, or mailed to Website Calendar-EDA, P.O. Box 127, Liberty, Ky. 42539-0127.


  • Charles G. Wall, 81

    Charles Glen Wall of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown, Ind. He was 81.

    Born on Aug. 31, 1927 in Kings Mountain, he was a son of the late Otis D. and Christine Jones Wall.

    He was retired from Delco Products and served in the Korean War.

    Survivors include his wife, Joyce Eileen May Wall; a daughter, Glenna J. Wall of Kettering, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Tommy May of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Frances Wall of Stanford; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

  • Voter registration deadline is Monday

    Those who wish to cast ballots in the Nov. 4 General Election, and who have not registered to vote, have only a few days left in which to do so.

    With just under five weeks remaining before the election, Monday is the deadline for local voters to register in County Clerk Eva Miller’s office. First-time voters who register after Monday will not be eligible to vote in next month’s election that will determine the next president of the United States, as well as some local races.