Today's News

  • Obituaries for Feb. 25, 2009
  • Trial date set in antifreeze poisoning case

    The teenager accused of trying to kill her grandfather by lacing his coffee with antifreeze is scheduled to go before a jury this summer.

    Brittney Ann Miller, 19, was in Casey Circuit Court Monday morning for a pre-trial conference. During the proceedings, Judge James G. Weddle set Miller’s trial date for Aug. 12.

  • Albert Carmack, 70

    Albert Orland Carmack of Waynesburg died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was 70.

    Born on Feb. 8, 1939 in Pulaski County, he was a son of the late James Herbert Preston and Lizzie Mae Rogers Carmack.

    He was a retired factory worker, a U.S. Army veteran, member of the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge #328, attended Little Pilgrim Rock Old Regular Baptist Church and Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church.

  • Report of tornado unconfirmed with storm

    High winds and driving rain descended on Casey County last Wednesday, but contrary to some reports, there was no tornado.

    Rick Wesley, Casey's Disaster and Emergency Management coordinator, said Casey County was under a tornado watch, and then a severe thunderstorm warning, when the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Casey ends regular season with a pair of losses

    The Rebels finished their season with games against two of the stronger opponents they played all year. Casey fell 71-62 to South Laurel on Feb. 17 and then lost 69-56 at Lincoln on Friday night to finish its season with a record of 8-18.

    “Our program is headed in the right direction,” Coach Todd Carman said. “We are competing with teams that are at the top of their regions. We just need to get that one good win in a district tournament game to get us over the hump.”


  • Wayne Edwards Jr., 50

    Wayne “J.W.” Edwards Jr. of Liberty died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at his residence. He was 50.

    Born on March 21, 1958 in Casey County, he was a son of Loraine Farris Stout of Liberty and the late Wayne Edwards.

    He was a truck driver and member of Pine Grove Community Church.

  • Guest Editorial: Documentary begs for action

    The ABC documentary, “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” and its short follow-up stirred a lot of talk in Central Appalachia this month. But what action will ensue? That is the question the people of the region, and their journalists, need to answer.

  • Jeff Dearringer, 91

    Jeff Dearringer of Horse Cave, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2009 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green, Ky. He was 91.

    Born on March 28, 1917 in Casey County, he was a son of the late George Alonzo and Rachel Celeste Garrett Dearringer.

    He was a retired truck driver from Teamsters Local Union 651 and attended Three Springs Missionary Baptist Church. He was the widower of Mary Winters Dearringer.

  • Casey County Science Fair winners

    The Casey County Science Fair, held Feb. 17 at the CCHS cafeteria, drew 74 students who entered 65 exhibits.

    First-, second- and third-place awards were given in three categories, with winners named in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and high school. The winners in fourth grade and above are eligible to enter the Central Kentucky Regional Science Fair, which will be held March 7 at the University of Kentucky.

    Last year, two projects from Walnut Hill Elementary placed second in their divisions at the regional fair, according to CCHS science teacher Jackie Allen.

  • Maurine Thomas, 83

    Maurine Price Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. She was 83.

    Born on July 29, 1925 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Gurthy Thompson Price. She was the widow of Hollis Thomas.

    Survivors include a daughter, Karen (and Tom) Bauer; a son, Darrel (and Crystal) Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Maxine Butler of Liberty and Connie Allen of Indiana; two brothers, Tony and Bobby Price, both of Liberty; and eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.