Today's News

  • Rebels roll over Russell by 20

    An unknown prophet once said, “Success would be the best revenge.”

    The Rebels used success in a big way on Tuesday night to avenge a December loss at Russell County. Casey led by as many as 24 points midway through the fourth quarter on its way to a 63-43 win over the visiting Lakers.

    Elliot Cannon led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds as one of four Rebels to score in double digits. Brad Jeffries and Kyle Jeffries had 14 apiece while Jordan Spagnoletti had 10. Tyler Salyers added seven points and eight rebounds.

  • Ethel H. Bell, 94

    Ethel Helm Bell of Liberty died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at the Russell County Hospital. She was 94.

    Born on Dec. 13, 1914 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late William Burl and Rora Davis Helm. She was the widow of Jack Lawhorn and William T. Bell.

    She was a homemaker and member of the Rheber Church of the Nazarene.

    Survivors include a son, Euell Lawhorn of Cincinnati; a daughter, Shirlee Lawhorn of Liberty; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

  • Engagements


    Loraine Cundiff Beal of Liberty would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Sharon Clements to John Grider, son of Carl Grider of Danville, and Rebecca Wheeler of Liberty. The wedding will take place Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at 12 noon at Liberty United Methodist Church. A reception will follow immediately after the wedding in the church fellowship hall. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Opal E. McElroy, 90

    Opal Emerson McElroy of Danville died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at Stanford. She was 90.

    Born on July 3, 1918 in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Stephens Abbot.

    She was a former LPN at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

    Survivors include two sons, Alfred Ray Emerson and Gary Lou Emerson; three daughters, Georgia Montgomery, Alberta Smith and Ada Ann Wyatt; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

  • Obituaries for Feb. 4, 2009
  • Betty Jo Morgan, 51

    Betty Jo Morgan of Liberty died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 51.

    Born on April 20, 1957 in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of Fausteen Wesley Chumbley of Liberty and Cecil Chumbley.

    She was a retired hairdresser and owner of New Image Hair Salon and attended Grove Ridge Baptist Church.

  • Sports Talk: Super Bowl XLIII was an epic battle

    I was not extremely passionate about either of the participants in Super Bowl XLIII. As a matter of fact, my dislike for Pittsburgh was more of the determining factor in choosing which team to support. I had no feelings whatsoever concerning the Cardinals, but quickly became a fan since I have been anti-Steeler for more than 30 years.

  • Girls run home winning streak to 19 games

    The Lady Rebels ran their current home winning streak to 19 games with a pair of recent wins. Casey defeated Southwestern 62-54 in overtime on Thursday night and bashed Russell 66-34 on Monday.

    Monday night’s game was the final home game of the year and served as senior night. Natalie Wesley, Lauren Hatter, and Kayla McFarland were honored before the game along with senior managers Nataushia Burke and Morgan Williams.

    “These seniors have been a large part of the success we have enjoyed over the last two or three seasons,” Coach Randy Salyers said.

  • Schools doing well with nutrition, activity

    Casey County public school students are accustomed to receiving report cards on how well they do scholastically. Now, their schools are being assessed as to how well they do with nutrition and physical activity.

    Teresa Terry, Food Services Director for the Casey County School System, presented the results of the 2008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Card to the Board of Education Jan. 12.

    Nutrition meets standards

  • Delcie G. Tingle, 85

    Delcie Gibson Tingle of Inverness, Fla. died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. She was 85.

    Born on Jan. 16, 1924 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Welby Jackson and Pearl Derringer Gibson.

    She was a homemaker and member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Inverness, Fla. She was the widow of Leonard Clayborn and Jesse Lynn.