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  • Prayer vigil held for 10-month-old

    By Zach Johnson
    news@caseynews.net

    “A miracle in my eyes would be to know that, if it is God’s will, is to let the child be healed then it be done, but if not, to be with and comfort the family through this time,” said Courtney Atwood, of Liberty, who organized a prayer vigil on Dec. 21 for 10-month-old Eden Cox.

    Cox sadly passed away on Dec. 22 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, due to a rare type of brain aneurism that happened Dec 15.

  • Downtown revitalization planning begins

    Director Josh Switzer told the Liberty and Casey County Economic Development Authority (EDALCC) that downtown Liberty is slowly dying off.

    “This year we lost several downtown businesses, which is cause for concern for a downtown that’s already lost a lot of businesses,” he said, at a Dec. 22 meeting.

    He asked the board whether they would like him to pursue a new round of downtown revitalization efforts, even though a 2009 effort failed.

  • Downtown revitalization planning begins

    Director Josh Switzer told the Liberty and Casey County Economic Development Authority (EDALCC) that downtown Liberty is slowly dying off.

    “This year we lost several downtown businesses, which is cause for concern for a downtown that’s already lost a lot of businesses,” he said, at a Dec. 22 meeting.

    He asked the board whether they would like him to pursue a new round of downtown revitalization efforts, even though a 2009 effort failed.

  • Waynesburg man hurt in Casey County traffic accident Friday

    A 31-year old man suffered minor injuries after overturning his vehicle on KY-837.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, Christopher C. Bennett, of Waynesburg, was driving northbound in Casey County on KY-837 in his 2003 Mercury Mountaineer, at around 12:50 a.m. Dec. 15, when he dropped off the right shoulder.

    He lost control of his vehicle, which jumped a culvert and overturned.

    KSP Trooper Zachary Scott, along with Casey County EMS and the North Casey County Fire Department, responded to the crash.

  • Tarter lawsuit defendants dislike plaintiff’s response language that they feel accuses them of a crime

    Defendants in a case involving the largest employer in Casey County say the plaintiffs are purposefully and wrongfully using words to make the case appear to be a criminal — not civil — case.

    Both Joshua Tarter and Thomas Gregory filed replies Dec. 14 to a plaintiff’s response to their motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit against them.

  • Campbellsville University graduates record 313 students in December

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, told 313 undergraduate and graduate students in two commencement ceremonies Dec. 15, the largest in the history of December commencements, to thank those who helped them along their journey and that today will be a day they will remember.

    The number of the graduates was a 54 percent increase over one year ago.

    Although the 313 graduates knew they were going to be honored, one 80-year-old woman in the audience had a surprise waiting for her.

  • Casey Hospital honors employees at Christmas party

    Casey County Hospital recognized 32 of its employees at the hospital’s annual Christmas party, which was held Dec. 12 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    Administrator/CEO Rusty Tungate recognized each of the employees for their milestone years of service to the hospital, with each receiving a pin marking their number of years with the facility.

    “Our employees are dedicated, caring individuals and we are proud of them and their service not only to the Casey County Hospital, but to the community as well,” Tungate said.

  • Roads Scholars and Road Masters honored at graduation ceremonies

    The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center is proud to announce that 165 Roads Scholars and 144 Road Masters have completed the 2017 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    The following recipient, who consented to this announcement, joins the 2,867 Roads Scholars and 2,179 Road Masters who have already completed the program.

  • Casey County 4-H Adventure Club
  • 4-H Teen Club