Today's News

  • Letter: Cashier's good deed one of integrity

    In this day and time honesty and integrity is not as commonly found. For me a trip to the grocery changed my way of thinking.

    While talking to someone I had not seen in a long time, and being in a rush, I left an envelope of money at the cash register where I checked out. I did not realize until the next morning that I had lost it. After an hour of panic I thought maybe by chance someone turned it in, and called IGA.

  • Wedding: Selch and Owens

    Jessi Donita Selch and Jeffrey Clay Owens were united in marriage Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. by Bro. Gary Taylor.

    The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Janet Selch of Liberty.

    The groom is the son of the late Sherman Owens of McKinney and Wanda Owens of Stanford.

    The couple now resides in McKinney.

  • Phil M. Payne, 69

    Phil Morris Payne of Russell Springs died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 69.

    Born on Feb. 15, 1939 in Casey County, he was the son of the late Robert and Louise Williams Payne.

    He was an employee at Tarter Gate and attended Dunnville Christian Church and Jehovah Witness.

    Survivors include his life companion and caregiver, Janice Tucker of Russell Springs; three sisters, Gayle Vaughan and Hope Huff, both of Frankfort and Vicki Neat of Dunnville.

  • Wedding: Woods and Tucker

    Dennis T. Woods Jr. and Melinda M. Tucker would like to announce their marriage Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 in Jamaica at Sandals, Montego Bay.

  • Obituaries for Feb. 18, 2009
  • Woman rolls car on Steele's Knob Hill on Ky. 49

    Three people were injured as a result of being involved in three separate accidents recently.

    According to Deputy Freeman Luttrell, Megan Clements, 23, of 58 Payton Cemetery Road, Liberty, was driving a 2005 Pontiac southbound on Ky. 49 on Steele’s Knob Hill Monday at 4:38 p.m. when she dropped off the road, overcorrected and rolled the vehicle a couple of times.

    Luttrell said Clements’ husband took her to Casey County Hospital from where she was taken later that night to a Lexington hospital.

  • Fern Rubarts, 93

    Fern Rubarts of Warsaw, Ky. died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Gallatin Health Care. She was 93.

    Born on Aug. 31, 1915 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Newell B. and Maud Wilkerson Coffey.

    She was a store merchant and member of Dunnville Church of God.

    Survivors include her husband, Carl Rubarts; a daughter, Dean Wilson of Warsaw; a son, Gene Rubarts of Lexington; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

    Graveside services were held Feb. 15 at Thomastown Cemetery by Bro. Ted Stidham.

  • Carman: 100-plus pounds and counting

    It was four weeks ago last night (Tuesday) that 12 Casey Countians embarked upon a three-month mission to lose weight, change their eating habits, and start living a healthier lifestyle — plus earn a thousand bucks and be named “Casey County’s Biggest Losers.”

    We’ve been following the progress of these six parent-child teams for the last month, first introducing you to the teams and then charting their progress over the last four weeks.

  • Rebs come from 17 down to upset Garrard in OT

    Casey overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to post a 75-66 overtime win over Garrard at Lancaster on Saturday night. The Golden Lions own the 12th Region’s best record at 19-6, but failed to convert free throws late in regulation and could not hold off the surging Rebels at the end.

    Elliot Cannon had 22 points and 23 rebounds, Jordan Spagnoletti and Kyle Jeffries added 13 apiece, and Brad Jeffries added 11 off the bench. Casey hit 28-of-61 field goals for 46 percent and 16-of-24 free throws while Garrard was only 9-of-20 from the line.

  • Catheriene S. Followell, 76

    Catheriene S. Followell died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind. She was 76.

    Born on May 12, 1932 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late James and Lizzie Ross Smith.

    Survivors include a son, David Followell; a daughter, Carol Silvers; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Followell; a grandson, Ethen Followell; and a sister, Lucille Goode of Bradfordsville.

    She was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Smith; three sisters, Ruby Propes, Fannie Coppage and Mary Coppage; and a son, Bruce Followell.