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  • First meeting held for Trail Town

    “This is something that has been on my agenda for three years and I’m excited to finally start the process of making Casey County, Kentucky’s next Trail Town,” said Casey County’s Economic Development Authority and Trail Town President, Josh Switzer as he welcomed those in attendance to the first Trail Town Task Force Committee meeting on Feb. 7.

  • Engineering students heading toward successful future

    Casey County High School’s Project Lead the Way Engineering students are on their way to great things, and they showed the Casey County Board of Education demonstrations of two projects the students worked on Feb. 12 at Casey County Middle School.

  • Liberty man indicted for assault of nurses, law enforcement

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the indictment of a Casey County man for physically assaulting and harassing two nurses and threatening and assaulting a police officer.

    Austin L. Scott, 24, of Liberty, was indicted in Casey Circuit Court Feb. 2, 2018, on one count each of third-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct, according to a news release.

  • Legislators hold budget town hall


    Several members of the Casey County Board of Education and numerous community members showed up to get answers from State Representatives during a town hall meeting held at Liberty City Hall on Jan. 29.

    Senator and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon and Representative Daniel Elliott hosted one of their several “coffee talks” to answer some of the concerns that constituents in their districts have about things happening in Frankfort.

  • Election candidates set


    The deadline for residents seeking office in 2018 has come and gone, and the candidates for this year’s election are set.

    Twelve new candidates have filed papers with County Clerk Casey Davis since our last update of those running for election.

    The offices that are garnering the most interest from residents are the Casey County Fiscal Court, Constables and Sheriff’s race.

  • Working for the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’


    A former Casey County resident is living what he says is a dream working for Loretta Lynn. David Murphy, a member of the Casey County High School class of 1995, works for the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” as her Tour Merchandise Manger.

    He has had the position since 2016, when he got a call from a good friend that was her personal assistant and dressmaker about the possibility of Murphy joining Lynn’s team.

  • Snow removal a big task in Casey County


    While many places close or shorten their days during snowstorms, Casey County’s snow removal effort is at full steam.

    Casey County and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet workers get up early and work late, driving on roads deep with snow, which are often dangerous and difficult to navigate. Through their efforts, transportation is possible, enabling emergency services to help, commercial activity to persist, and community events to take place.

  • County inventorying bad roads


    Snow, rain and cold temperatures have been Mother Nature’s jackhammer on paved surfaces all over Casey County.

    At a Feb. 5 meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court, Judge/Executive Randy Dial asked that the magistrates make a list of the worst streets so that the county can slowly fix them.

  • Cuts to education worry superintendent


    Casey County Superintendent Marion Sowders sent school district employees an email Jan. 24 asking that they contact their state legislators about Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to education, saying that the cuts and increased costs would cost the district approximately $1 million per year.

  • Liberty Sewer Project 50 percent complete


    Two years since securing funding for Liberty’s wastewater treatment plant, the project is nearly 50 percent complete. The project consists of a renovation of the cities wastewater plant and an addition of a one and a half million gallon-holding tank.

    Besco Company and W Rogers are completing the project that was projected to cost the city 5.6 million dollars, which is being paid for through a three-year increase in water and sewer rates that was adopted in 2015.