• The Haggard sisters recently visited their aunt Etwell Floyd, 93, center, who lives in Danville. The sisters are Louise Haggard Day, of Stanford; Phyllis Haggard Fights, of Guntersville, Ala.; and Lou Davis, of Dunville. (Photo submitted)

  • Beverly Stanley, of Bethelridge, gets back in Duke’s good graces as the two share a copy of the Casey County News during a stop in Milton, Kansas. Duke, also known as Chucky, bucked Stanley off earlier. (Photo submitted)

  • Jan, left, and Roxie Covington recently vacationed in Kauai, Hawaii, and took along a copy of the Casey County News. (Photo submitted)

  • 10 Years Ago
    Week of Oct. 31, 2007

    A student at Casey County High School has tested positive for a staph infection, but it is not the MRSA strain, which is especially dangerous.

    Voters in Casey County and across the state will have the privilege of casting their ballots on Tuesday (Nov. 6) for candidates vying for top state offices.

  • By Gloria Yoder

    It happened.

    It seems unreal. The call came yesterday noon. I was at a friend’s house helping her with some deep cleaning when I got the message that my husband wanted me to call him at work. A couple of minutes later my brain could barely register what I was hearing at the other end of the line: excitement, uncertainty and plenty of questions all rushed over me at once.

    After months of training and paperwork we had our foster license. Now we’re told that they are looking for a home for two little children.

  • 10 Years Ago

    Week of Oct. 24, 2007

    Rain-slickened roads are being blamed for a Monday afternoon accident that claimed the life of a Somerset man.

    Along with students and teachers across the nation, Casey County schools are celebrating drug abuse awareness through Red Ribbon Week with rallies, contests and guest speakers, school officials say.

    Plans are proceeding to transform three former elementary school buildings into different facilities across the county.

  • By Gloria Yoder

    Apple season is still upon us. Not only are apples in season in the local orchards but also in our kitchen. To my way of thinking, there are endless possibilities when it comes to apples. Then you also have so many options of what types of apples you’ll be using for eating fresh, making applesauce or baking.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25: turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, bread, milk.

    Thursday, Oct. 26: pot roast, broccoli, and cheese, mixed vegetables, bread, milk.

    Friday, Oct. 27: meatballs, baked potato, tossed salad, sub, milk.

    Monday, Oct. 30: beef patty, cole slaw, corn, bun, cheese slice, milk.

    Tuesday, Oct. 31: pinto beans, stewed tomatoes, greens corn bread, milk. 

  • By Jeneen Wiche
    Casey County News columnist

  • Apostolic Lighthouse

    Sunday morning Bro. Eric Miller started with “Be Strong In The Lord” from Judges 16:6, 20-21. Bro. Danny Warren’s message was “The God of Mercy” from Micah 7:18-20. Attendance was 21. Bro. Eric started Sunday night with “I Am What I Am by the Grace of God” from 1 Corinthians 15:10-11. Bro. Danny’s message was “What’s In Your Boat” from Mark 4:38. Attendance was 26.

  • 10 years ago

    Week of Oct. 10, 2007

    Phillips Elementary School on Ky. 70 West sold Oct. 1 to Danny and Debbie Buis. Superintendent Linda Hatter said the couple paid $175,000 for the former school building that was home to thousands of students for nearly 50 years.

  • By Gloria Yoder

    How can one put so many feelings into words? My heart filled with joy as I watched my “baby” brother, now 22, join hands with the beautiful bride by his side. After a nine-month period of dating; that is, spending time together on Sunday afternoons with hands off courtship, they stood in front of the Bishop’s exchange vows. These vows of loving, cherishing and caring for one another will remain the same until death parts them.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Sept. 26, 2007

    This past week was filled with good games, good friends and good food as the 33rd annual Casey County Apple Festival transformed downtown Liberty into a hub of excitement and town pride. The festival, in one of its most successful years to date, drew visitors from out of town and out of state with some new events and contests as well as few old favorites.
    Eight people were indicted by a Casey County grand Jury in connection with the theft of building materials from Phillip Cochran in July.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Sept. 19, 2007

    Brittany Lasley was crowned Miss Casey County 2007 at the high school gymnasium.
    It’s been a long time coming, but work is now under way on a sewer extension project that will bring city sewer services to about 140 Liberty residents and possibly another 25 more.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Sept. 12, 2007

    The fatal car accident that claimed the life of Joshua Monroe on his way to school last week left the Casey County High senior’s family, friends and community grieving over the loss. But it’s those people who were closest to Monroe who say his sense of humor, kind heart and determination will always stay with them.
    Local attorney Raymond Overstreet has filed suit against his former partners, alleging they have breached a contract and not fulfilled their agreement to buy his law practice.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Sept. 5, 2007

    A Casey County High School student was killed on his way to school Tuesday morning and his twin brother was injured. Josh Monroe, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle accident at 8:30 a.m., according to Deputy Coroner Betty Clark.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Aug. 29, 2007

    Liberty recorded a season-high of 103 degrees.
    A Casey County school bus loaded with 25 students was involved in a collision in the eastern section of the county. While no one suffered serious injuries, at least one parent wants to know why she wasn’t notified of the accident.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of August 22, 2007

    A Lincoln County car accident that took the lives of three members of a Liberty family left two Middleburg residents seriously injured. Fred E. Rodgers, 80; his wife, Lois, 80; and their son, Freddie, 58, all of Liberty, were pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 127 just north of Hustonville.
    Depositions in the civil case involving five former Casey County High School students who filed suit against school officials last year came to a standstill recently as attorneys sought a judge’s ruling.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of August 15, 2007

    At age 7, Abbie Streeval remembers watching in awe as Allison Elliott was named the 1997 Casey County Junior Miss. “I thought it would be so fun to stand on the stage and do that,” she said. Abbie said her mother told her, at the time, that she would get her chance. Abbie got that chance Saturday night, as she and four other Casey County High School seniors competed for the title of 2008 Casey County Junior Miss. And, on this night, the title belonged to Abbie.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of August 8, 2007

    Casey County Fiscal Court isn’t happy with the tax rate the Casey County Public Library plans to levy for the coming tax year. In fact, magistrates plan to be at the library’s public hearing to make their displeasure known.
    Dr. Cassie Floyd, 29, joined the medical staff of Liberty Family Medical Center. She is the daughter of Ricky and Donna Floyd of Walltown and graduated from Casey County High School in 1996.