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  • Middle school academic team competes at State

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    For the first time in Casey County Middle School history, its academic team competed in the State Competition on March 17-19.

    Though individuals have competed from Casey County before, 2018 marks the first time the school has made it to the state competition as a team.

    Head Coach Jeremy Costello, who is in his third year of coaching the team, said that the support from the community throughout the season has been unbelievable.

  • Casey woman arrested for criminal abuse

     zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Casey County woman is facing a misdemeanor third degree criminal child abuse (under 12 years old) charge after her children were found walking down the road alone on March 27.

    Lauren Thomas, 27, of Liberty was arrested on the charges after Casey County 911 center received a call just after 6 p.m. about three small children walking down Walnut Hill Road alone.

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  • Floyd earns scholarship in AFJROTC

    First Lieutenant Brigham Floyd, a Junior Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) cadet at Casey County High School has received a scholarship to attend Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., to participate in a private pilot license-training program over the summer of 2018.

    The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license.

    The scholarship is valued at approximately $20,000.

  • ASAP looks toward community change

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    Even with Casey County’s Agency for Substance Abuse Policy’s (ASAP) recent success in dramatically decreasing substance abuse in the county’s schools, Director Cathy Williams still believes there is more work to be done.

    During a March 22 ASAP meeting, Williams presented board members with seven strategies for creating community change.

  • High school receives entrepreneur grant

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    Casey County High School students will be open for business, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Cumberland’s Workforce Development Board.

    The Casey County School District and the Casey County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to bring a new entrepreneur class to the high school, which will be for students and adults. Registration for the course will be in April with the class beginning in August.

  • Car drives into Pork Producers Building

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Spring Fling came to an abrupt end after a woman drove her Cadillac through the wall of the Casey County Pork Producers Building in Liberty at 10 a.m. March 24.

    According to a Liberty Police Department collision report, Mary M Carter, of Jamestown, drove through the front of the building located at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center, 678 U.S. 127, after her foot slipped off the brake and pressed the gas pedal.

  • Kentucky Wired coming to Casey County

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    A state-funded open access broadband network will run through Casey County by October 2020.

    At a March 19 Casey County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Wired spokesperson Holly Hopkins Scoville said that the project is the largest public fiber-optic broadband project in the U.S., and would offer entrepreneurs a chance at becoming internet service providers (ISPs).

  • Casey teachers protest pension cuts

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Before sunrise March 23, around 100 teachers gathered in front of Casey County schools to hold signs, to shout slogans and to support each other.

    Car honks were answered with cheers from the teachers, who rallied to oppose cuts in Ketucky’s public pension system.

    Casey County Teachers Association Director Rhonda Cochran said that some passersby might have thought the teachers were asking for a raise, but they only want the government to fund its part of the pension.

  • Liberty man accused in vehicle shooting

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Liberty man is being held at Casey County Dentition Center after being arrested on first-degree wanton endangerment charges.

    Steven Bernard, 28, was arrested on March 18 after police say he fired a shotgun at another man, injuring him and damaging his car.

    The responding officer said that after receiving a complaint from Kentucky State Police Post 15 about the incident, he met the victim in front of the Casey County Courthouse.