Local News

  • University hopes to grow course offerings at Liberty center


    Casey Jones, director of Casey County Education Center, told attendees at the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce Jan. 24 that Campbellsville University is looking to grow course offerings and additional programs.

    The Liberty campus, which opened just last year, is offering a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in six different categories. Jones said that it is seeking accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) before offering more.

  • Liberty Library introduces new Creative Thinkers program


    The Liberty Public Library, in conjunction with the 21st Century Program, has created a new program that is being offered to students in middle and high school. The Creative Thinkers program and was developed to challenge students and broaden their thinking. The program is offered every Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and began on Jan. 22.

    Teacher Kathy Goode says the program is designed for kids to have fun and enjoy being creative.

  • Liberty man accused of holding girlfriend hostage for two days

    Jeffery M McQueary, 43, of Liberty, was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with assault in the fourth degree domestic violence with a minor injury, unlawful imprisonment in the first degree and kidnapping an adult.

    He allegedly held his girlfriend hostage, abusing her for two days.

  • Liberty Council revises payroll tax ordinance

    During a work session held on Jan. 17, Liberty City Council members discussed and made changes to the proposed 1 percent payroll tax that if passed would affect all workers employees in city limits.

  • Candidate count up to 33 in Casey

    With a week to go to file for county offices, the count of residents seeking an office in 2018 was, as of Jan. 22, up to 33.

    The offices garnering the most interest from residents are the Casey County Fiscal Court and to serve as constable.

    In fiscal court, Magistrate Bart Woodrum remained the only incumbent running unopposed for reelection in District 2. In District 1, incumbent Magistrate Kenny Morgan will have three challengers in Dunnville. They are Rickie Patten, Cecil Roy, and Kyle Evans.

  • Local woman attacked by rabid fox

    A Casey County woman is recovering after being attacked by a rabid fox that attacked her outside her home on Jan. 11.

    In an interview, Kayla Eads said that midday on Jan. 11, she was talking on her cell phone in the driveway of her Casey County home, when something came from behind her and began to attack and bite her leg.

  • Reeves dismisses Tarter lawsuit

    U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves has dismissed a federal lawsuit alleging racketeering within the largest employer in Casey County.

  • 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.