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  • Chamber to draft budget letter, hold candidate forum


    The Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce, in their monthly meeting held on Feb. 14, introduced a candidate’s forum and approved writing a letter to state representatives about Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget.

    Chamber President and Casey County High School Principal Josh Blevins requested that the organization write a letter to state representatives on points of concern of the Governors’ proposed budget as it pertains to Casey County.

  • Casey County real estate market heats up


    It’s a sellers’ market in Casey County, and properties are changing hand at more than twice the normal rate.

    “In the last two years we’ve had probably 200 to 250 percent of normal property transfers,” said Eric Brown, Casey County Property Valuation Administrator. “That’s a pretty good indicator (of the market).”

  • Fiscal court approves soft-fall, raises


    The Casey County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of safety mulch and borders for Gateway Park, and gave employees a 2 percent raise.

    At the Feb. 19 meeting, Judge Executive Randy Dial said that more updating to Gateway Park would occur after the rainy season, but felt that the mulch and borders under the playground equipment couldn’t wait.

    “I would like to go ahead with your permission and have that mulch and borders installed around the equipment,” he said.

  • Casey Health Board supports anti-smoking ordinance

    By Zach Johnson


    The Casey County Board of Health will draft a letter of support to restrict smoking on public property.

    During a Feb. 16 Casey County Board of Health meeting, Lake Cumberland District Health Department Health Educator Jelaine Harlow recommended that board members support local efforts to pass a public ordnance against smoking in public places in Casey County.

  • From Casey County to the Music City


    A former Casey County teen is making big waves in one of the biggest music towns in the country.

    Luke McQueary, formerly of Casey County, is playing with the Don Kelley Band in Nashville, Tenn. In addition, McQueary has been featured in a New York Times article and even mentioned in a tweet by Dr. Oz.

    McQueary’s love affair with music came from his dad whom he watched play during his childhood.

  • State cites oversight weakness in Casey sheriff’s audit

    State Auditor Mike Harmon found that the Casey County Sheriff’s Office presented a fair accounting of its tax money transactions, but he also cited a material weakness in segregation of duties and oversight.

    In a Feb. 7 release of the Casey County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement for fiscal year 2016, Harmon cites that two sheriff’s employees handle both payments out and deposits into the county’s books, which leaves the door open for undetected misappropriation.

  • 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.