Today's News

  • Making Plans

    The Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center Advisory Board, appointed by Casey County Fiscal Court to make recommendations on behalf of the center, discussed ideas attract new shows and events in its monthly meeting Jan. 13. The board also made several recommendations that will be brought to Fiscal Court.

    Vice-chairman Don Sweeney said the board is actively looking for new and different ways to have events that will be of interest to all Casey Countians and that will produce income for the center.

  • Wesley wins state pageant

    She may only be 4 years old, but Chloe Wesley can tell the “big girls” all about “pageantry.” She’s already collected several local and area titles, and she recently added a state title to her list.

    Chloe was named Kentucky’s Tiny Miss Princess on Jan. 3 at the state event held at the Lexington Downtown Hotel.

    The daughter of Matt and Shavahn Wesley of Liberty said this was the most fun pageant she has participated in. Why?

    “I got to sing,” she said.

  • City council honors former Mayor Paul Combest

    Former Liberty Mayor Paul Combest, who served from 1966-69, was honored Wednesday at City Hall by Mayor Steve Sweeney and the city council. Combest’s grandson, Johnny Weddle, and his wife, Jennifer, were on hand for the unveiling of Combest’s photo in the council chambers.

    In other business, the council:

  • Casey County's Biggest Losers

    Six parent-child teams officially embarked on a 12-week journey in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” last night (Tuesday) with a weigh-in at their first Weight Watchers meeting.

    In the coming weeks, we’ll keep readers updated of their progress, and do an extended visit with them at the one-month and two-month points of their journey.

  • James E. Daniel, 59

    James Edward Daniel of Russell Springs, Ky. died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at his home. He was 59.

    Born on Aug. 29, 1949 in Casey County, he was a son of Osbin and Junive Allen Daniel.

    He was a production worker for Ford Motor Company in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Army veteran.

    Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, Dillard Daniel of Russell Springs; and two sisters, Brilla Hart of Corbin, Ky. and Charlotte Six of Alabama.

  • Carroll G. Humes, 69

    Carroll Gene Humes of Moreland died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. He was 69.

    Born on Jan. 16, 1940 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Irvin and Stella Robinson Humes.

    He was a member of Junction City Baptist Church, retired from ATR, and worked with the Russell County Agape Prison Ministry.

  • Rebels top Pulaski with 25-0 run to seal win

    Casey kept alive its opportunity to be the number two seed in the district tournament with a 68-46 win over Pulaski on Jan. 20. The Rebels could have locked up the second spot on Friday night but fell 57-52 in overtime to Rockcastle. The loss left Casey 3-3 in district play.


    The Rebels looked to avenge a 62-38 loss from Jan. 2 when they visited Mt.Vernon on Friday. Casey had a last-second shot in regulation for the win but it was off the mark and the Rebels succumbed by five points in the extra period.

  • Police News 1-21-09

    Mail stolen from mailboxes

    Six families who live on Thomas Ridge Road and Brock Road, who are served by the Dunnville post office, apparently had mail removed from their mailboxes on Friday.

  • Fourth grade traveling team wins two tournaments

    The Casey County Hoopsterz, a traveling basketball team comprised of local third- and fourth-graders, has recently won two invitational tournaments.

    The Hoopsterz won the Central Hardin Winterfest on Jan. 17-18 in Elizabethtown and then won the Next Generation tournament in Somerset on Jan. 24-25.

    The roster for the Hoopsterz includes Jacob Smith, Collin Miller, Jonathon Gillock, Breece Hayes, Blaine Sharp, Preston Tucker, and Trenton Rayborn. Rayborn has been unable to play due to an illness.

  • Obituaries for 1-28-2009