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  • Out of the Past - Jan. 17

    10 Years Ago

    Week of Jan. 16, 2008

    A campaign by the Casey County Sheriff’s Department to clean up old warrants was paying off. As, of Monday, 23 of the 50 people wanted on outstanding warrants, who names have been published in The Casey County News since the first of December, have been served.

    Schools across the commonwealth could see significant cuts in state funding for the 2008-09 school year, and the most drastic cuts could result in a loss of more than $1 million in state funding for the Casey County School district, school officials say.

  • Chamber holds January meeting

    During the first meeting of the year for the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce, Director Nikki Johnson introduced three new board members for the 2018-year, a potential new business, and the results from the Liberty Island Holiday Lights event.

  • Tourism delays cattlemen, ag center decisions

    The Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission put off moving forward on two requests.

    At a Jan. 11 meeting, Casey County Cattlemen’s Association member Bryan Carman presented the board with a estimate from Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment detailing a possible $84,702.74 purchase to gather panels and gates. The equipment would be used to make pens for commercial bred heifers for an anticipated October 2018 sale to be held at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center.

  • Fiscal Court approves Sheriff’s, Clerk’s budget

    The Casey County Fiscal Court approved budgets for the sheriff’s office and clerk’s office during its regular meeting Jan. 15.

    Also in the meeting, the board gave the road crews kudos, and made appointments to the Casey County Cooperative Extension Council and the Casey County Hospital Board. The fiscal court tabled discussion on whether to award a bid to construct a new emergency communication tower.

    Both the sheriff’s and clerk’s budget will see approximately $3,000 in increases, Judge/Executive Randy Dial told the board.

  • Tourism approves $4,000 for next play

    The Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission approved a $4,000 grant request from the Liberty Community Theater to put on a March production of “Steel Magnolias.”

    Sandy Wolford from the group, along with cast members, said that the fall production of “Basement Church Ladies 2” gave them all positive signs that the locally produced plays could draw hundreds from out of town.

    The group didn’t track where the visitors were coming from, but will do so for “Steel Magnolias.”

  • McGowan represents Casey at Kentucky DYW

    After being named Casey County’s Distinguished Young Woman in May of last year, Myla McGowan represented Casey County this past week at the state DYW contest held in Lexington.

    In winning the Casey County DYW crown McGowan won four of the five competitions, winning interviewing, fitness, talent and self-expression.

  • Casey woman targeted in scam

    A Casey County woman received a telephone call informing her that she had won second place in the Publishers Clearing House contest and would be the lucky recipient of $985,000. All she had to do was send $310.

    Elva McFarland was skeptical and didn’t send anything. But, in an interview, she said that it seemed extremely legitimate. The caller, going by the name “Michael Foster,” gave her a badge ID number, a check number and a register number for the award. He even gave her an American address to send the money to.

  • Mom seeks new, more inclusive Liberty playground

    Angie Rogers, of Casey County, asked the Liberty City Council Jan. 8 to consider placing an inclusive playground in city limits.

    The council will consider her request, and Mayor Steven Brown said he knows where one might fit.

    Rogers said that Gateway Park isn’t a good option for a new playground, because of its location and its layout. The park is prone to vandalism, and the baseball diamonds are oriented in such a way that home run balls are hit towards the playground.

  • Liberty seeking to expand water supply

    By Zach Johnson
    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    After telling those in attendance at last January’s Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center meeting about the cities need for a reservoir, Liberty’s Mayor Steven Brown might get his request, as the City of Liberty has applied for a grant that would expand its water supply.

  • Rescued dog