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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Casey County Grand Jury indicts 15

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    The Casey County Grand Jury met on Dec. 14 and indicted the following 15 individuals.

    Chad Allen Peyton, 34, of Liberty, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, second offense, two grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, Peyton on Sept. 23 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully trafficked two grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to use that violates KRS 218A.

  • 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.

  • Out of the Past Dec. 19

    10 Years Ago

    Week of Dec. 17, 2008

    A teenager who allegedly tried to poison her own grandfather was indicted by a Casey County grand jury on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder.

    A Casey County man, first arrested in a 2007 countywide drug sting operation, was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison in Casey Circuit Court.

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed Fiscal Year 2009 State budget had some Casey County officials expressing cautious optimism while others were downright dismayed.

  • District Court News Dec. 19

    Dec. 11

    Cynthia Propes pleaded guilty to DUI second offense. She was sentenced to 14 days in jail with credit for two, a fine of $885.50 due in six months, a 12-month license suspension and ADE classes.

    Walker Riley Coffman pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He was sentenced to a fine of $135. He also had his cases for failure to wear seat belts, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance first offense dismissed upon proof.