Today's News

  • Kevin Vannoy, 43

    Kevin Vannoy of Jamestown, Ky. died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at his home. He was 43.

    Born on Jan. 9, 1966 in Danville, Ky., he was a son of Ronald Vannoy of Cincinnati, Ohio and Janice Wall Janes of Jamestown.

    Besides his parents, survivors include several aunts and uncles and other relatives.

    Burial was in Valley Oak Cemetery.

    McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


  • Harlen L. Singleton, 72

    Harlen L. Singleton of Louisville died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at his residence. He was 72.

    Born on June 7, 1936 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Marion and Georganne Milburn Singleton.

    He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired frame carpenter and Church of God minister.

  • Letter: Cheerleaders grateful for support

    The Casey County High School Cheerleading boosters club and coaches would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the cheerleaders in their send off to the KAPOS State At-Large Cheerleading Competition. A special thinks to the Chamber of Commerce for helping in contacting the businesses to get the word out.

  • City may close sanitation department

    In bad economic times, individuals and families seek ways to trim their budgets for more money to live on.

    And now, it seems as though local municipal governments are being forced to do the same thing.

    The city of Liberty advertised for bids by Feb. 6 for a franchise to perform solid waste collection and disposal services for the city.

    According to Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney, no bids came in and the bid deadline has been extended to Feb. 13.

  • Lois Fryman, 83

    Lois “Maw” Fryman of Liberty died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at the Russell County Hospital. She was 83.

    Born on Jan. 8, 1926 in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary D. Cummins. She was the widow of William Paul Fryman.

    She was a homemaker.

  • ICE STORM: Five families still without power

    The ice storm that blanketed Casey County and much of central Kentucky two weeks ago will go down as one of the worst national disasters in the commonwealth’s history, according to a statement from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    At the height of the storm, an estimated 769,000 homes and businesses in Kentucky found themselves without electricity, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    In Casey County, the majority of Inter County Energy’s 1,927 customers found themselves without power on the morning of Jan. 27.

  • Rowell: Counting calories in the drive-thru lane

    Continuing down the road of bills being proposed in this session of the Kentucky legislature, we find ourselves staring, or rather, glaring at a bill from Sen. Denise Harper Angel, (D-Louisville). Harper Angel’s bill would require fast food restaurants to post calorie counts on drive thru menu boards.

    It also applies to burgers and fries as well as menu items at any restaurant chain with 10 or more locations in the state.

    It has been estimated that drive through windows account for 60 to 80 percent of a fast food restaurant’s sales.

  • WKU President's, Dean's list

    Eight Casey County area students have been named to the Dean’s List or President’s List at Western Kentucky University for the Fall 2008 semester.

    Students on the Dean’s List have a grade point average of 3.4 to 3.79, while those on the President’s List have a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for either list, a student must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.

  • Casey teams are No. 2 seeds in tourney

    The 2009 47th District Tournament begins Monday night, Feb. 23 at Somerset. The Rockcastle girls are seeded number one and will take on Pulaski in the opening game at 6:30 p.m. while Casey is seeded number two and will play Somerset in the nightcap.

    Somerset handed the Lady Rebels one of their three losses on the season at Somerset on Dec. 16. Coach Randy Salyers says his team has been preparing for the rematch in the district tournament ever since.

  • Joyce M. Eads, 67

    Joyce Marie Eads of Liberty died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 67.

    Born on March 30, 1941 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Oliver Denton and Dosie Allen Eads.

    She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.