Local News

  • Fiscal court hears road complaint, soil conservation report


    The Casey County Fiscal Court heard a complaint about Nubbin Ridge Road, agreed to proceed to a salt auction, and accepted a report from the Casey County Soil Conservation District Director Curtis Skipper Todd.

    At the March 5 meeting, resident Ralph Anderson said that he was out driving and saw that the condition of Nubbin was very poor.

    “It’s deplorable, it’s awful, it’s disgusting,” he said.

  • New deadlines begin next month


    As part of our commitment to getting the news to our readers as early as possible, we will move up our deadline to submit information to The Casey County News.

    Beginning March 30, all news, letters, columns, photos, announcements and community calendar items must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. All ads must be in by noon.

  • Liberty man arrested after stabbing


    An 18-year-old Liberty man was jailed for first-degree burglary and second-degree assault after admitting to stabbing another man with a screwdriver March 1.

    According to a Liberty Police Department citation, Jacob A Baugh stabbed the victim twice in the back after a dispute over stolen property.

    Officer Kerry Patton stopped Baugh on Hustonville Street after the Casey County 911 dispatch received a call about a fight on Popplewell Street.

    Baugh had a screwdriver in his hand and stated he stabbed the man.

  • Fiscal court to consider weather warning system


    The Casey County Fiscal Court will consider adding CodeRED, a reverse-911 system, to warn county residents of storms and other hazards.

    At a March 5 meeting, Judge/Executive Randy Dial said he had spoken to a representative from the CodeRED company about the service, and he believed that it could be a benefit to the county.

  • Greynolds making history at Campbellsville


    One of Liberty’s own has become the first female bass fisher in the history of Campbellsville University’s bass fishing team.

  • February was among warmest ever


    The old adage is if you don’t like Kentucky weather, just wait a bit and it’ll change. But this February was not a month of change, as temperatures for most of the month felt like springtime in the bluegrass.

    The month of February usually is a chilly month in Casey County, with the normal temperatures around 48 degrees. But this February has been anything but normal with 19 of the 28 days in the month having temperatures above average, including 11 straight days to end the month above average.

  • ASAP purchases ‘Drunk Buster’ equipment, other business


    Soon Casey County students will get to experience what it’s like to drive impaired.

    During a busy Feb. 22 Casey County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) meeting the board approved a motion to purchase a package for teaching the risks and harm of DUI, had a guest speaker about a women’s treatment center and the use of Casey’s Law, and heard various updates about drug prevention efforts.

  • Casey FFA marks National FFA Week


    Casey County High School celebrated National FFA week with the local chapter showing its appreciation to supporters Feb. 23.

    “It’s a week we look forward to every year,” said Gary Ware, Casey County High School Ag teacher.

    The high school has been marking the occasion with food and fellowship for a very long time. Ware said that he had been there for 26 years and it had been going on way before he arrived.

  • Tourism purchases property, funds projects


    The Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission spent $160,192 on a number of community groups, including purchasing a piece of property in the City of Liberty for $96,000.

    In the Feb. 22 meeting, Liberty Mayor Steven Brown presented the board with the idea of buying the piece of property, which is located on the corner of Hustonville Street and Whipp Avenue, and used to be the old Ready Mix location.

  • Health department bracing for cuts


    “This would be a catastrophic hit for us,” said Lake Cumberland District Health Department meeting Executive Director Shawn Crabtree.

    During a Feb. 16 meeting, he told board members and those in attendance that if Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget were passed, the department could be looking at losing up to 35 to 50 percent of their current staff.