Today's News

  • Don White: Nice man trumps Iceman in Muhlenburg

    Daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenburg County

    Down by the Green River where Paradise lay.

    Well, I’m sorry son, but you’re too late in asking

    Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

    John Prine

    The Iceman may have come to Muhlenburg County in recent days, but his force wasn’t nearly as impactful as that of the nice man who preceded him.

    In early December, the county’s 31,000 residents learned that native son Felix E. Martin Jr. had left $50 million to the community.

  • Obituaries for Feb. 11, 2009
  • Sports Talk: Lady Rebs last team to defeat Lady Rockets

    The Rockcastle Lady Rockets remained in the top five of the Dave Cantrall rankings that are featured in the Lexington Herald Leader. Rockcastle has been ranked as high as number one in recent weeks and continue to win as their last lost occurred at the hands of our own Lady Rebels on Jan. 2.

    Casey is 14 in the state in this week’s Cantrall rankings with Lincoln two notches behind at 16. The most recent Litkenhous ratings in the Courier Journal have Rockcastle 8, Lincoln 15, and Casey 20.

  • Letter: Seat belt safety: 'Click It' for life

    Thirty-six fewer deaths were reported regarding highway fatalities in Kentucky for the calendar year 2008. While safety advocates were excited about this year-end report, the stark reality overshadowed the celebration when the overall numbers were examined. Although it was one of the safest years we had seen in a decade, sadly 828 people lost their lives on our roadways last year.  Statistics show that 64 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.

  • Lillian B. Byrd, 83

    Lillian Beatrice Byrd of Dunnville died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at her home. She was 83.

    Born on Jan. 11, 1926 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Desda Roy McDonald.

    She was a homemaker and member of 910 Full Gospel Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Russell L. Byrd; a daughter, Louise Roy of Liberty; a son, Darrell Byrd of Windsor; a grandson whom she raised, Craig Byrd; three grandchildren, James Roy, Mark Roy and Tonya Overstreet; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edra Bernard of Dunnville.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 2-6-09

    I am not going to spend a whole lot of time discussing whether or not Russell County has a good boys’ basketball team. I spoke my piece about the Lakers back in December and they proceeded to win 16 of their first 17 games as a display of their resolve.

    I was reminded of my statement that “it is quite obvious to me that our neighbors to the south do not have a good boys’ basketball team” when a Russell booster sent me a clipping of my column. At the time, the Lakers were 13-1 and playing quite well.

  • EKU Spotlight Day to be held Feb. 21

    Eastern Kentucky University will welcome prospective students and their families to the Richmond campus Saturday, Feb. 21, for the first Spotlight Day of the spring semester.

    High school seniors and juniors, prospective transfers and their families have a special invitation to visit the Richmond campus for the event, which will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Services Building lobby. The event continues through 2 p.m. The $30 application fee will be waived for all those who apply at the event.

  • CCHS cheerleaders bound for KAPOS state competition

    For just the second time in school history, the Casey County Rebel cheerleaders are going to the Kentucky state cheerleading competition.

    The 1999-2000 squad won the 12th Region and participated at the state.

    Casey’s squad will be competing in the small school, co-ed division at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors At-Large cheerleading competition this Saturday, Feb. 14. The competition is held in Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Wesley retires as Middleburg postmaster

    When Ruth Wesley started her career as a postmaster in Bethelridge with the United States Postal Service in 1985, a first class stamp cost 22 cents.

    Friday, when she retired after more than 23 years of service, including 15 years as postmaster in Middleburg, a first class stamp cost 42 cents.

    “That’s not too bad — 20 cents during those years,” she said.

    Wesley said she and her husband, Cyrus, kind of inherited the postal service positions they both held.

  • Science fair set for Feb.17

    The Casey County Science Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Casey County High School cafeteria.

    Set-up for participants will be held on Friday from 3-5 p.m., with exhibits open to the public from 3-5 and after 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Participants will be interviewed between 5-7 p.m.

    The fair will feature science demonstrations and refreshments in the cafeteria between 5-7. Awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m.