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Today's News

  • Community Calendar events for 2-11-2009

    HAPPENINGS

    AARP Tax-Aide will provide free tax return preparation and free electronic filing for low- to-middle income taxpayers of all ages on Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m. through April 13 at the Casey County Senior Center on Beldon Avenue.

    Lake Cumberland District Heath Department will have a free diabetes class Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Community Calendar events for 2-11-2009

    HAPPENINGS

    AARP Tax-Aide will provide free tax return preparation and free electronic filing for low- to-middle income taxpayers of all ages on Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m. through April 13 at the Casey County Senior Center on Beldon Avenue.

    Lake Cumberland District Heath Department will have a free diabetes class Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Carman: Eight (plus six) is too many

    I’m a mother of three — three boys who were spaced out over a period of 11 years. They’re grown now, and while the age difference (six years between the first two and five years later, the third) had its pros and cons, I can’t imagine it being any other way, particularly if they were triplets.

    By now, we’ve all heard the story of the southern California woman, Nadya Suleman, who delivered octuplets on Jan. 26. The eight babies were born to a 33-year-old single mother, who already had six children, ages 2-7, with the last two being a set of twins.

  • News Briefs 2-4-09

    Casey Family Practice gets license

    The State Licensure Board granted the Casey County Family Practice clinic its license on Thursday, meaning that the clinic can now see patients.

    “We are extremely proud of our successful inspection and look forward to our expanded health services to Casey County and the surrounding communities we serve,” CEO/Administrator Rusty Tungate said. “The new practice compliments our already existing Casey County Primary Care and all new Casey Hospital.”

  • Elizabeth Scott, 75

    Elizabeth Scott of Liberty died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 75.

    Born on Jan. 18, 1934 in Casey County, she was a daughter of Sally Mae Adams of Liberty and the late Archie Lee Edwards.

    She was retired from Union Underwear in Campbellsville.

  • Mary M. Bramblett, 81

    Mary M. Bramblett of Shelbyville died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She was 81.

    Born in Boone County, Ind., she was a daughter of the late George Herbert and Media Mahalia Quick Hale.

    She was a homemaker, a former data entry operator for the Kentucky State Police and a member of Finchville Baptist Church. She was the widow of Woodrow Wilson Bramblett.

  • State scholarship program helps students become teachers

    Kentucky students who want to become teachers may qualify for a scholarship from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Applicants must show financial need and must be enrolled full-time in a teacher education program at a participating Kentucky college to receive a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship. Teachers who are already certified are not eligible.

  • In The Dark

    After six days without power, the lights came on for Button Knob residents Sunday night — or rather they came on for all but one family.

    Stacey and Pam Cochran, and their three children, were still without power and could be for up to two more weeks.

    Why? Because the ice storm that was responsible for cutting their power around 5:30 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 27 was also responsible for causing ice-laden limbs to fall on wires that ripped the meter base pole from the side of their house.

  • Firemen battle chimney, flue fires

    Fires sparked by wood stoves and faulty flues have kept firefighters busy in the past week, as residents have relied on the heat sources more due to power outages.

    Liberty firefighters braved icy roads on the evening of Jan. 27 when they were called to the home of Lewis and Ellen Allen on Shady View Drive in Riverview Subdivision on Ky. 70 East.

    Fireman Barry King, who scaled an ice-coated metal roof to reach the chimney, said creosote had built up in the flue, which sparked the fire. It was quickly extinguished.

  • Nina Underwood, 51

    Nina Wethington Underwood of Harrodsburg, formerly of Clementsville, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 51.

    Born on Jan. 7, 1958 in Taylor County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Cecil and Rose Bernice Wethington.

    She worked at Hitachi in Harrodsburg and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.