Larry Rowell, Casey County News http://weku.fm en Kentuckian Returns to Kabul for Wife, Son http://weku.fm/post/kentuckian-returns-kabul-wife-son <p><a href="http://www.caseynews.net/content/man-afghan-ties-returns-home-wife-son">Anyone who has eaten lunch</a> at the Bread of Life Café in Liberty has no doubt been greeted by a young man who buses tables and always has a smile on his face. But what&rsquo;s remarkable about the man is not his pleasant disposition but the fact that he does the work without any hands. Abdul Samad, 35, a refugee from Kabul, Afghanistan, lost both hands and his left eye when, as a teen, he picked up what he thought was a toy but turned out to be a landmine left by the Russians during the war.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:00:31 +0000 Larry Rowell, Casey County News 19130 at http://weku.fm Kentuckian Returns to Kabul for Wife, Son Proposed Bill Seeks to Abolish Constables http://weku.fm/post/proposed-bill-seeks-abolish-constables <p><a href="http://www.caseynews.net/content/no-more-constables-casey-county">A proposed bill that would abolish the elected office of constable</a> awaits lawmakers when they return to Frankfort next month. Sen. Julie Denton, R-Jefferson County, pre-filed BR 449, which, if passed, would ask voters to amend Kentucky&rsquo;s constitution and do away with constables. Constables are county peace officers who are elected every four years the same as other county officials such as judge/executive, clerk, county attorney, sheriff, jailer, coroner, and surveyor. Meanwhile, the Kentucky Association of Counties supports legislation that might remove constables&#39; duties and arrest powers Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:15:44 +0000 Larry Rowell, Casey County News 17987 at http://weku.fm Scrap Metal Theft Becomes Common in Casey Co. http://weku.fm/post/scrap-metal-theft-becomes-common-casey-co <p><a href="http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-say-scrap-metal-thefts-are-rise">A crime that rarely occurred in Casey County</a> a decade ago is now being committed several times a week. Scrap metal thefts are up significantly and law enforcement officials attribute the increase to the drug trade, high unemployment rate and skyrocketing scrap metal prices, said Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:32:51 +0000 Larry Rowell, Casey County News 10279 at http://weku.fm Last of the ‘Country Correspondents’ http://weku.fm/post/last-%E2%80%98country-correspondents%E2%80%99 <p><a href="http://www.caseynews.net/content/last-%E2%80%98country-correspondents%E2%80%99">A once-loved tradition where</a> community news and events appeared weekly in the local newspaper is being kept alive, at least on a part-time basis. Up until about 20 years ago, nearly every small community in Casey County had a resident who collected local news and sent it each week to The Casey County News. Clarice Floyd was one of about 20 correspondents who did this, but as the years progressed, the correspondents faded away. Floyd, a spry and lively 92, is the last correspondent who still periodically gathers the news of her friends and neighbors in the Mt. Olive community. She became a correspondent in the late 1950s.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:00:06 +0000 Larry Rowell, Casey County News 8453 at http://weku.fm Last of the ‘Country Correspondents’