Today's News

  • Gene Grider, 83

    Gene Grider of Danville, Ky. died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Danville Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 83.

    Born on July 25, 1925 in Casey County, he was a son of the late J.O. and Zelma Burris Grider.

    He was a loan specialist for Farmers Home Administration, a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty and a U.S. Army veteran.

    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dunaway Grider; two daughters; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Parolari of North Carolina.

  • Virginia Richards, 76

    Virginia “Bobbie” Richards of Liberty died Friday, March 20, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 76.

    Born on March 19, 1933 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Mary Sharp Murphy.

    She was retired from AT&T and a member of Atwoods Chapel United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Frank Richards.

  • Community Calendar events for 3-25-2009


    A benefit auction and singing will be held Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m. at the AG/EXPO Center for Clarence Smith, who was diagnosed with metastatic large cell carcinoma.

    The Liberty United Methodist Church youth group is sponsoring an aluminum can drive to benefit Trenton Rayborn, who is battling leukemia. Cans may be dropped off at the church, or call 606-706-5598 for pick-up.

  • Hubert H. Montgomery, 89

    Hubert H. Montgomery of Liberty died Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. He was 89.

    Born on Aug. 24, 1919 in Rocky Ford, Ky., he was a son of the late James Richard and Verdie Ellen Taylor Montgomery.

    He was a retired heavy equipment operator, member of Atwood’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Alma Fights Montgomery.

  • Brandon S. Alexander, 25

    Brandon Scott Alexander of Oklahoma City, Okla. died Sunday, March 1, 2009. He was 25.

    Born on May 24, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Okla, he was a son of Dallas (and Jeff) Allen of Liberty.

    Besides his mother and stepfather, survivors include three sisters, Lisa Alexander, Ginna Bentley and Emma Alexander; and his grandparents, David and Elva Allen of Hustonville.

    Funeral services were March 6 at John Irland Funeral Home in Moore, Okla. Burial was in Warren Cemetery in Norman, Okla.


  • Obituaries for 3-25-2009
  • Imogene Sims, 70

    Imogene Sims of Walltown died Monday, March 23, 2009 at her home. She was 70.

    Born on Sept. 8, 1938 in McCreary County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Ada Stephens King.

    She was a homemaker and member of Walltown Christian Church.

  • Letter: Protecting animals is the right thing to do

    As an animal lover, I am compelled to write this letter to speak for the ones who cannot speak for themselves.

    I commend Larry Pool and the others who have also written. Unfortunately, this message is being conveyed at a time when economic times are hard and many other things are on the minds of the people of Casey County. As such, I do not wish to add to the existing burden.

    However, the problem of inhumane treatment of unwanted animals needs to be addressed by the people of this county. There must be something we can do to prevent these conditions.

  • Iroquois ends Casey's tournament run in semi-finals

    University of Kentucky signee Adia Mathies had 16 of her game-high 22 points in the second half as Iroquois handed Casey a 52-43 defeat and ended the Lady Rebels’ magical run in the 2009 girls’ Sweet 16.

    Casey played the eventual state champions in the first semi-final game on Saturday morning at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

  • Casey County's Biggest Losers: Week 9: March 17-23

    After a week of an increased weight loss, the six teams involved in Casey County’s Biggest Loser weight-loss competition scaled back to start Week 9. Although the teams are still losing weight, they reported only a 21.4-pound loss compared to last week’s loss of 36.1 pounds.

    Team Custer (Jamie and Ashlie) led the way, holding steady from the week before, as they dropped another five pounds to back up their five-pound loss from Week 8.