• Photographs displayed at Otis “Pete” Patton’s home tell the story of a life filled to the brim with love and family — a wife, three daughters, 12 grandchildren and even four great-grandchildren.

    “It’s all a gift,” says Patton, a retired Casey County art teacher who these days uses his paintings and drawings of crosses and crucifixes to honor God.

    “I would estimate that I’ve given away 300, but I don’t know,” he says.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Aug. 23, 2006

    Members representing all eight of Casey County’s volunteer fire departments attended the fiscal court meeting to ask for financial aid. Unless the departments can come up with additional funding, they are all at risk of closing in the near future. East Casey County Fire Chief Robby Murphy said the high price of gasoline is cutting into donations, along with membership fees. The idea of creating a tax district was discussed as an option.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Aug. 16, 2006

    The Liberty City Council race will feature 11 candidates. Making last-minute decisions to run were Brian Beeler, Lana Watson, Mitchell Phillips, Phyllis Whited and Steven Brown. They join Barry Davis, Jim Ellison, Brad Vaughn, Earl “Monk” Wilson, Marilyn Whiles and Floyd Emerson, who already had filed.
    City Councilman Larry Bowmer is challenging incumbent Steve Sweeney in the race for mayor.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Aug. 9, 2006

    The three-day annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale over the weekend was considered a success by many merchants and shoppers. Many believed the event drew a larger crowd than in past years.
    Douglas, Phelps and Phillips elementary schools began their last “first day.” The three schools were holding their last year of classes before the new Walnut Hill Elementary opens next year.

  • 10 YEARS AGO

    Week of Aug. 2, 2006

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of July 26, 2006

    Debbie Shepherd, the family and consumer sciences agent at the Casey County Extension Office, will be returning to her position. She took a one-year sabbatical to work on her master’s degree.
    Hamilton’s Store at the junction of Ky. 837 and Calvary Ridge Road in the Mount Olive community was burned by members of five Casey County volunteer fire departments in a training exercise. A few last-minute items were removed before it was set on fire.

  • 10 YEARS AGO

    Week of July 19, 2006

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of July 12, 2006

    The Casey County Cattleman’s Association, which administers three of the county’s agricultural programs funded by tobacco settlement money, finds itself the subject of an upcoming audit by the Governor’s Office on Agricultural Policy.  The state says the agency has not operated the cattle handling facilities program as the guidelines require.

  • Correction
    In last week’s edition, Judge James C. Carter Jr. was misidentified in the swearing in of Liberty attorney James. G. Weddle 50 years ago.

    10 YEARS AGO
    Week of June 7, 2006

    An overflow crowd packed the stands for the Broken Horn Rodeo, the kick-off for the week’s Casey County Fair. According to gate sales, an estimated 1,600 passed through the fair gates.
    District 1 magistrate Kenny Morgan flipped a log truck, but escaped with minor injuries.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 31, 2006

    A mother of five was killed in a head-on collision during the Memorial Day weekend when a car tried to pass in a blind zone.
    Casey County High School graduated 138 seniors.
    The eighth annual Casey County Agricultural and Education Fair would be held.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 24, 2006

    Relay for Life raised $67,500.
    Casey Davis filed for a recanvass in the county clerk’s race. Davis challenged incumbent Eva Miller for the Republican nomination and lost by a seven-vote margin.
    A head-on collision on U.S. 127 killed a Tennessee man and injured four other people.
    Members of Garlen Whitis’ technology construction class and Mike True’s electrical classes built a house that was certified as a Touchstone Energy Home.

  • If you are from Casey County chances are you’ve probably seen or at least heard of Lore Ware and her ribbon-winning show mules.
    The 23rd annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show, held in early July in Shelbyville, Tenn., was yet another chance for 26-year-old Ware and her three show mules to strut their stuff, bringing home a slew of championships, including the esteemed World Grand Championship.
    I don’t think it has hit me yet,” Ware said. “It still hasn’t sunk in.”

  • Barbara Dawson isn’t just carrying around a bucket list in her back pocket, she’s actually living it.
    Dawson, who has resided in Casey County for 32 years, said she loves being on the back of a horse. But after some time of riding western pleasure horses and going on trail rides, Dawson said she realized she was bored.
    So, about three years ago, she took off in search of her next horse riding adventure and found herself in the company of Joe Harper, from Joe Harper Training Stables in Russell Springs.

  • Many people associate a sermon as a message that’s delivered in a church on a Sunday morning during a worship service.
    For others, sermons come in another form ― on a sign outside the church, and not from the preacher.
    Tony York, a member of First Baptist Church in Liberty his entire life, changes the messages on the church’s outdoor sign each week. And, the results of those messages have been nothing short of miraculous.

  •  Bruces Chapel

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    Week of June 18, 2003


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    Week of May 21, 2003

  • The parents of Allison Bartlett and Justin Johnson announce their upcoming wedding on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Separate Baptist Church in Adair County.
    Allison is the daughter of Levia and John Bartlett of Georgia.
    Justin is the son of Pam and Travis Burton of Liberty.
    All family and friends are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent. A reception will follow the ceremony.

  • David and Ruth Bramlage of Campbellsburg would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lindsay M. Bramlage, to Jeremy A. Hayes, son of Pete and Joyce Hayes of Liberty, on Nov. 17, 2012.The ceremony took place in Richmond at the Blue Grass Army Depot, Lake Buck Lodge at 2:30 p.m.
    The couple are graduates of Eastern Kentucky University and currently reside in Berea. Jeremy is employed at the Department of Defense, MWR, as a Supervisory Recreation Specialist at Toledo Bend Recreation Site in Ft. Polk, La.