Casey  County News Articles


Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm from the University of Kentucky


NEW The Post Office on Tracefork Pike

Fatal Tornado of 1878
Cam Rousey Killed - 1881
John Mills & Miss Norman Elope to Tennessee - 1910
Taylor Martin Takes Life - 1954
Old Time Witch and Ghost Stories - 1909
Forrest Combest Meets Tragic End - 1939
 Oldest Man in Casey Co., Thomas J. Marple - 1904
An Old Tragedy Recalled - 1906
Martha Taylor Marries Jim Voils - 1908
Dr. L. C. Herren Weds - 1907

The Taylor - Humble Sensation of 1901

A Sunday-School Dust-up

Phil Community Newsletter - 1903
 Would-Be Detectives Run Afoul of the Law
Deserted by the Cincinnatti Drumer_1907
Quantrill's Raiders Visit Casey Homestead - 1865
Sketch of Middlesburg, Casey Co., Ky - 1904
 Gene Williams Dies of Gunshot, Killer Dies 8 months later
Yosemite's Old Barn
 Moon Shinning in Casey County
Casey County Legislator's Trial For Shooting at Fair Delayed - 1937
 No More Baptizing. . . 1947
This News Article is very funny!

News Articles from March, 1918

John and Clay White Found Murdered Near Liberty

Harold Sasser Accidentally Killed - 1941

James Rooks, Suspicious Death - 1942

Farmer's Deposit Bank - The First 50 Years

Moonshine Still Destroyed

The People's Bank of Dunnville

The Kentucky Register, November 5, 1875, p. 3, col. 4
Killed by a Mule--A Casey county correspondent of the Stanford Journal says: Another unfortunate accident took place in this county a few days since. Dr. O.P. Heiston, a prominent physician of Casey's Creek, was kicked on the head by a mule and his skull broken. The mule was said to be old and gentle, and never known to have any bad tricks before. The laast authentic news received from the doctor was that he was in a critical condition, and a late rumor comes that he is dead.

The Kentucky Register, June 21, 1878, p. 3, col. 4
We learn that one Asa Gordon, a blacksmith, killed a man named Samuel Preston, in Casey county last week. It appears that Gordon was at work without a shirt when Preston came into the shop and struck him on the naked back with a switch, when he grasped a spoke and struck Preston killing him instantly. Somerset Reporter.

The Kentucky Register, November 8, 1878, p. 3, col. 4
A man named Wheeler, who lived about four miles below Liberty, accidentally shot himself one night last week. He and a neighbor were out coon hunting, and cut down a chestnut tree. They were gathering chestnuts when a pitsol dropped from Wheeler's pocket. He picked it up and remarked that somebody would get shot. He put it back in his pocket and began picking up chestnuts when it again fell from his pocket. He again picked it up and made some remark, when a second pistol fell and was discharged, the ball striking him in the breast, killing him instantly.

The Kentucky Register, November 22, 1878, p. 3, col. 4
Mr. Charles Barton, of Pendleton, was accidentally shot and seriously injured near Liberty, a few days since. He was with a hunting party en route to Tennessee. He was taken home on Wednesday.

NOTE: The Kentucky Register is the Richmond, Kentucky local paper.

The [Berea] Citizen, 21 Aug 1902
Mrs. Mary Bell, probably the oldest woman in Kentucky, died at her home near Dunnville, Casey county, Thursday, at the age of 106 years. 

Stephen D. Parrish Scrapbook (Eastern Kentucky University Archives)
DIED--At his residence in Casey County, Ky., on the 19th ult., Mr. Samuel H. Porter, in the 64th year of his age. Date derived as February 19, 1876.


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