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  • Sellers earns FFA degree
  • Rescue dog available
  • Clippin’ N Snippin’ to hold grand opening

    A new Liberty salon, Clippin’ N Snippin’ will hold its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16. It will be located at the old Jill’s House of Style location at 29 Scanlan Dr., in Liberty. 

    Part-owner Kassie Sanford said that Clippin’ N Snippin’ will offer customer service and a wide variety of hair styling options, like cutting, coloring and highlighting.

  • New Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken opens
  • Toys for Kids making Christmas brighter for Casey County children

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    Christmas should be all wrapped up Friday for some Casey County children, but their holiday season is just getting under way.

    Volunteers with Casey County Toys for Kids will begin wrapping the gifts the organization purchased for nearly 500 children during an all-day push at the Central Kentucky Ag-Expo Center to ready the presents for distribution.

  • Rescue squad receiving new turnout gear

    Liberty-Casey County Rescue Squad Captain Chuck Dorman told the Casey County Fiscal Court that his crew would get 12 new two-piece turnout gear – protective clothes – thanks to an $8,000 state grant.

    At a fiscal court meeting Dec. 4, Judge/Executive Randy Dial said that he believed the grant was a “pass through,” meaning it would be sent to the county first for it to be distributed to the rescue squad.

  • Casey freshmen get a hard life lesson

    Patients from The Healing Place in Campbellsville talked about drugs, death, disease and jail while freshman students from Casey County High School listened.

    The language was uncensored but the lesson was important: traveling down a road of drug and alcohol abuse leads to trouble, and a lot of it.

    “I never thought I’d be a junkie. I never thought I’d put a needle in my arm,” said a patient.

  • New emergency services tower needed

    The emergency communications tower that dispatches emergency services all around Casey County will have to be replaced.

    At a Dec. 4 meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court, Judge/Executive Randy Dial said that the county would move forward with advertising bids to construct a new 300-foot tall tower after the old one behind Walnut Hill Elementary School was found to be unsafe.

  • Liberty kicks off Christmas season

    On a seasonably chilly Dec. 1, hundreds of people gathered at Courthouse Square in downtown Liberty to ring in the holiday season.

    Downtown visitors lined up to receive free refreshments, with vendors and civic groups fundraising and giving information about their services. A festive parade made its way down Middleburg Road, and many stayed late to see Santa Claus and to go on a wagon ride around Liberty Island.

  • Mayor says payroll tax would fund infrastructure

    Liberty Mayor Steven Brown said, in an interview, that a proposed 1 percent tax on payroll for those working in city limits would fund infrastructure, among other government functions.

    “To me it is a matter of fiscal responsibility,” he said.

    The Liberty City Council passed a first reading of the draft ordinance on Nov. 22, which would require businesses to purchase a business license, and also submit quarterly reports on how much their employees made. The city would get 1 percent from the paycheck of every person who worked within city limits.