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Public Records

  • Out of the Past Jan. 16

    10 Years Ago

    Week of Jan. 14, 2009

    Taking short steps because of the chains around her ankles, Brittney Miller made her way into the Casey Circuit Courtroom Monday afternoon with the eyes of a packed auditorium trained on her.

    The Hispanic victim of the New Year’s Day fatal shooting, which occurred in a mobile home five miles north of Liberty on U.S. 127, was identified. Ramon R. Carillo, alias Felipe Garcia Vasquez, of Mexico, was identified through KSP’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System, said Billy Gregory, KSP spokesman.

  • Property Transfers Jan. 16

    Aug. 10

    Ronnie Howard Oren and Yvette Petra Oren of Liberty to Paul R. Williams and Donna Anita Williams of Texas, a parcel of land lying on the waters of Caney Fork Creek on the east side of Kentucky 1547 approximately 1.1 miles north of the junction of Kentucky 70 in Casey County for $229,900.

    Adam Tyler Wilson and Kristen Iris Wilson of Hustonville to Jared Channing Sword of Liberty, a certain tract of land lying on the south side of Kentucky highway 1649 near the junction of the Calhoun Creek road in Casey County for $160,000

  • Police News Jan. 16

    Jan. 8

    Robert G. Woods, 54, of Liberty, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense. According to the police report, officers received several calls from the Casey County dispatch after Woods had called 911 nine times. Woods was very intoxicated, had red, glassy, blood shot eyes and was unsteady on his feet. Woods was out in the years in the publics eye staggering around when officers arrived.

  • Out of the Past Jan. 9

    Editor’s note: Last week we inadvertently put in this week’s Out of the Past. So this week we have the Dec. 31 to Jan. 7 week’s Out of the Past.

    Identity found: The nurse pictured in last week’s Out of the Past has been identified as June Ann Stafford Ward.

    10 Years Ago

    Week of Dec. 31, 2008

  • District Court News Jan. 9

    Jan. 3

    Harold J. Godbey pleaded guilty to fleeing or evading police second degree (motor vehicle), operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance first offense and no/expired registration plates. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a fine of $575.

    Felcia S. Dorst pleaded guilty to a violation of a Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. She was sentenced to 15 days in jail suspended if two years no new violation of law.

  • Property Transfers Jan. 9

    Aug. 6

    Paul Meredith Reed and Peggy Reed of Indiana to David Thurman McKinney of Liberty, a certain tract of land located in Casey County for $73,000.

    Lewis Edward Reed and Shirley Belle Reed of Liberty to David Thurman McKinney of Liberty, a certain tract of land in Casey County on the waters of Caney Fork Creek for $67,000.

  • Police News Jan. 9

    Dec. 29

    Ryan Abe Goode, 36, of Liberty, was arrested for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. According to the police report, officers were dispatched to a Butcher Street residence in reference to a suspicious vehicle in a yard. Upon arrival a female came running from behind the house and said that Goode was behind the house and had a gun. When they went around to the back of the house they saw Goode sitting on the back steps of the house. After a frisk on Goode they located a .22 caliber pistol lying in the grass next to his feet.

    Dec. 30

  • Circuit Court News Jan. 2

     Nov. 26

    Brandi M. Keith pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance first-degree third offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and theft by unlawful taking or displacement shoplifting under $500. She will be sentenced on Jan. 14.

    Daniel Travis Abell was sentenced to seven years and six months for two counts of possession of a controlled substance first degree (methamphetamine), two counts of drug paraphernalia buy/possess, fleeing or evading police second degree (on foot) and bail jumping first degree.

  • Out of the Past Jan. 2

    10 Years Ago

    Week of Jan. 7, 2009

    A Hispanic man was shot and killed on New Year’s Day in a mobile home on U.S. 127 North, about five miles from Liberty, and another Hispanic man sat in jail under a $1 million bond, charged with his murder.

    The State Office of Employment and Training in Liberty, which helped the unemployed find work and file for unemployment benefits for more than 30 years, closed. And local officials were not happy at all.

  • Out of the Past Dec. 26

    10 Years Ago

    Week of Dec. 24, 2008

    Nearly two and one-half years after it began, a bullying case involving five former students at Casey County High school and 13 educators in the school system was over. Casey Circuit Judge James G. Weddle signed an agreed order of settlement and dismissal on Dec. 15, which awarded $110,000 to plaintiffs Lacy Griffith, Nikki Rayborn, Charissa Gosser, Bethany Buis and Rachel Weddle.