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Recent Articles

Man Facing Multiple Charges After Fleeing From Police; Suspect’s Car & Several Police Cruisers Damaged

July 22, 2014 |

A Russell County man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from county and state law enforcement officers twice Tuesday afternoon. Brandon C. Roy, 33, of Russell Springs is charged with numerous felony and misdemeanor offenses. Charges against Roy filed by Casey County Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle include: Speeding in excess of 26 m.p.h. over the limit, Fleeing [...]

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Fire Destroys Barn on Short Town Road

July 22, 2014 |

A barn was destroyed by fire overnight. The East Casey Fire Department was called out around 12:20 a.m Tuesday to a barn belonging to Mike Short on “Short Town Road.” Chief Robbie Murphy told WKDO NEWS the barn was totally engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause [...]

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Grand Jury Charges Range From Murder to Drug Possession

July 21, 2014 |

Seven persons are now formally accused of criminal offenses following the July session of the Casey County Grand Jury.  According to Circuit Court records, the following persons have been indicted: Marvin Lee, 50, of Liberty — Murder, DUI Zachariah Richardson, 20, of Liberty — Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument Jack Ipock, 35, of Middleburg [...]

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Anna Lee Burris, 91, of Hustonville

July 20, 2014 |

Anna Lee Burris, 91, of Hustonville, died Friday, July 18, 2014 in Stanford.  Survivors include: One Son Marion Burris (Danville) One Daughter Wendy Van Lenten (Danville) One Sister Kathryn Barnes (Florence) 5 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren also survive A celebration of life service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home [...]

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Man Indicted on Murder, DUI Charges for Fatal Wreck on January 31st

July 19, 2014 |

A Casey County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Marvin Lee, 50, of Liberty on charges of Murder and Driving Under the Influence in connection with a January 31, 2014 wreck that claimed the life of 26 year old Michael Beal of Hustonville. State Police say Marvin Lee was operating a 1989 Toyota pickup [...]

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Marcus Thomas Shreve, Sr., 57, of Liberty

July 18, 2014 |

Marcus Thomas Shreve, Sr., age 57, of Liberty, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Taylor County Hospital.  Survivors include: One Son Marcus Thomas Shreve, Jr. (Saltilo, TN) Parents Mitchell Thomas Shreve (Campbellsville) Lila Rogers (Liberty) Two Brothers & One Sister Michael Shreve (Liberty) James Shreve (Campbellsville) Kathy Herron (Campbellsville) Three grandchildren also survive Visitation [...]

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Marion Cedar, 97, of Liberty

July 18, 2014 |

Ms. Marion Cedar, age 97, of Liberty, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Casey County Hospital.  Survivors include: Two Sons Norman Larson (Liberty) Ronald Larson (New Zealand) Several grandchildren & great-grandchildren also survive Cremation rites will be honored by the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty.  A memorial service will be held at a later [...]

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Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney Will Not Seek Re-Election

July 17, 2014 |

Longtime Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney will not seek another term.  Mayor Sweeney unexpectedly made the announcement near the end of a special called meeting of the Liberty City Council on Thursday. In an interview with WKDO NEWS, Sweeney said he will withdraw his candidacy papers filed earlier this year and not seek a fifth term. [...]

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Leland Perkins, 76, of Yosemite

July 17, 2014 |

Leland Perkins, age 76, of Yosemite, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.  Survivors include: His Wife Carole Durham Perkins Two Sons Jeff Perkins (Russell Springs) Rodney Perkins (Middleburg) One Step-Son Johnny Douglas (Liberty) One Sister Carolyn Perkins (Stanford) Other Survivors 4 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren Funeral services will be held [...]

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Damage to House, Trees Not From Tornado

July 15, 2014 |

Damage to a house and trees in the Poplar Springs community during a thunderstorm Monday afternoon was caused by a “micro downburst” and “straight line winds”, according to John Gordon with the National Weather Service. Gordon, who surveyed the damage Tuesday, said winds exceeded 80 m.p.h. during the storm. The Earl Wilson residence sustained some [...]

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