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Today's News

  • City police work three wrecks within 15 minutes

    Three wrecks, occurring 15 minutes apart, kept Liberty Police officers busy on Wednesday as the sky spit snow down on motorists.

    The first occurred at 12:33 p.m. on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard when Nathan Norman, 35, of 5386 Ky. 906, Hustonville, was facing southbound in the turning lane on the bypass and attempted a left turn into the parking lot of the Tobacco Shed.

  • City police work three wrecks within 15 minutes

    Three wrecks, occurring 15 minutes apart, kept Liberty Police officers busy on Wednesday as the sky spit snow down on motorists.

    The first occurred at 12:33 p.m. on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard when Nathan Norman, 35, of 5386 Ky. 906, Hustonville, was facing southbound in the turning lane on the bypass and attempted a left turn into the parking lot of the Tobacco Shed.

  • One nation, under God....for all of us

    As you read this, we now have a new president — Barack Hussein Obama. It is a new day with America’s first black president and hopefully his election reflects that the old days of racial intolerance are passing away.

    Having grown up in south Georgia, I know about racial prejudice first hand. Though my parents didn’t raise me to hate black people, I nonetheless was exposed to it on a daily basis from my peers and other adults.

  • One nation, under God....for all of us

    As you read this, we now have a new president — Barack Hussein Obama. It is a new day with America’s first black president and hopefully his election reflects that the old days of racial intolerance are passing away.

    Having grown up in south Georgia, I know about racial prejudice first hand. Though my parents didn’t raise me to hate black people, I nonetheless was exposed to it on a daily basis from my peers and other adults.

  • Biggest Losers are Biggest Winners

    Casey County’s Biggest Losers contest hasn’t even started yet and we already have 12 winners.

    Actually, I guess you could say we have 30 winners, as each person who filled out an application to participate in the contest is a winner in my book.

  • Girls blow by Monticello 72-51

    The Lady Rebels forced 23 turnovers, had 13 steals, and put three players in double figures on Monday night as they topped Monticello 72-51.

    Seniors Lauren Hatter and Kayla McFarland shared the scoring honors at 19 apiece and Nicole Coffman chipped in 18.

    “I can’t remember the last time we had that many girls score that many points in the same game,” said Coach Randy Salyers. “We’ve been talking the last couple of weeks about how we haven’t shot the three very well.”

  • Georgia L. Humphrey, 100

    Georgia Lee Wesley Humphrey of Liberty died Friday, Jan. 16, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 100.

    Born on Oct. 2, 1908 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Eli G. and Flora McAninch Wesley.

    She was a retired school teacher and member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Dr. William Humphrey.

    Survivors include a brother, Paul Wesley of Liberty; a sister, Ibby Wesley of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Harriett L. King, 86

    Harriett LaBlanche King of Liberty died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 86.

    Born on June 1, 1922 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Pearl Gordon Cochran. She was the widow of Osborne King.

    She was a housewife and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her caregivers, Ancil and Mary Etta Hale and Annetta and Jamie Daniel, all of Hustonville; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Martha E. Herrin, 91

    Martha E. Herrin of Liberty died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 91.

    Born on June 10, 1917 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Marcus D. and Flora Ellen Hogue Ponder.

    She was retired from the National Distillery in Cincinnati and of the Christian faith. She was the widow of Delbert Herrin.

    Survivors include a sister, Macie Douglas of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews, including her caregiver, Billye Watson of Liberty.

  • Perez held over to grand jury

    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, has been identified.

    Ramon R. Carillo, alias Felipe Garcia Vasquez, of Mexico, was identified through KSP’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System, said Billy Gregory, KSP spokesman.

    Isidro Perez, 25, of Liberty, has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the shooting death of Carillo.