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  • Walnut Hill Elementary 4th graders win health challenge
  • Kentucky receives more than $102 million in tobacco settlement money

    Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

    Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 20 that Kentucky received more than $102 million in tobacco settlement money.

  • Casey JROTC performs color guard

    The drill team from the Casey County AFJROTC KY-20061st Cadet Group presented the colors at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark April 11 before a Lexington Legends game. The Color Guard performed in front of a crowd of 5,000-plus spectators and then enjoyed a patriotic game of the Lexington Legends. The Color Guard was commanded by Cadet/Colonel Zachery Hodge who is a senior at CCHS.

  • Former Casey journalist passes away

    Louise Wesley, a former Casey County News journalist and governor-appointed photographer passed away April 10 at the age of 71.

    Wesley’s accomplishments include being the former owner of WKDO Radio in Liberty, a writer at the Commonwealth Journal, a former member of the Kentucky Broadcaster’s Association, and mother to Ricky Wesley, current owner of WKDO radio and Carla Turner, a current Liberty City Council member.

  • Community Calendar April 25

    The deadline for the Community Calendar is at 4:30 Friday. To submit items, email to news@caseynews.net.

    HAPPENINGS

    n A Kentucky Blood Center Blood Drive will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. May 17 in the Casey County Extension Office 1517 S. Wallace Wilkinson Blvd., Liberty. To schedule a donation, visit www.kybloodcenter.org, or call 800-775-2522.

    n The next Commodity Day will be May 16 at the Casey County Recycle Center.

  • Candidate Forum changes back to May 15

    The Casey County Republican Primary Candidate Forum will go back to May 15 after changing to May 1 earlier in the month.

    Several candidates, including many incumbents, disagreed with the change to May 1.

    The event will start at 6 p.m. in the Casey County Pork Producers Building at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center in Liberty. Candidates for all county offices, plus the candidates for Commonwealth Attorney have been invited to attend.

    The format will be as follows:

  • Body identified as missing Casey man

     

    A body found in Lake Cumberland was positively identified as Danny Hatter, 60, who went missing in early March.

    Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman said the Russell County Coroner called him April 19 with the news. A man working on a private dock discovered Hatter’s body in Lily Creek about a half-mile from where his Ford Ranger was discovered March 31.

    Though what led to his death is purely speculation, Coffman believes there is no foul play involved. The truck was found stuck in loose gravel on a steep driveway.

  • County continues new truck cycle

    The Casey County Fiscal Court on April 16 continued its cycle of purchasing brand new trucks and getting rid of ones that are a year old.

    At a meeting, Judge Executive Randy Dial said that he had gotten a single bid from Worldwide Equipment, which is the State of Kentucky’s bid, on three 2019 tri-axle dump trucks. The price would be $141,922 apiece and he recommended that the court accept the bid for three of them.

    Magistrate Kenny Morgan moved to accept and purchase the trucks, with Magistrate Bart Woodrum seconding. The vote was 5-0 in favor.

  • Four constable candidates respond to questionnaire

    By Zach Johnson

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    In an effort to better inform the voters before the Casey County Republican Primary Election May 22, The Casey County News sent out questionnaires to 10 of the 11 candidates for constable. Just four were returned by deadline.

    Next week, The Casey County News will run responses from candidates in the magistrates’ races.

    District 2

    Felix Seahorse Rodz

    Q: Give a biography of yourself and the qualifications you have.

  • EMS director resigns after questions on spending

    Casey County EMS Director Malcolm Miller resigned after the Casey County Ambulance Tax Board of Directors said they lost confidence in him, due to alleged mishandling of finances.

    Miller, who served as director since May 2016, resigned his position as director in a March 13 meeting.