Local News

  • Casey County man sentenced for defrauding farm credit administration


    BOWLING GREEN –  A Casey County man was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 12 months in prison, and 3 years supervisory release, with the first 12 months spent in home confinement, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $689,104.28 to the Farm Services Agency, for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Farm Credit Administration by concealing the sale of grain to unauthorized purchasers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Veterans honored at several local events

    Casey County and the City of Liberty marked Veterans Day in a big way with several events held in schools, at the Veterans Wall, and at the Fifth Annual Friends of Casey County Veterans dinner at the Pork Producers building.

    The Veterans Day activities began at the local schools, with several having assemblies and programs to remind students of the price paid for freedoms we all enjoy.

    At Casey County High School, a full gymnasium heard Sgt. First Class Michael Williams talk about the sacrifice of soldiers both living and killed.

  • Candidate filing for county offices now open

    The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle has opened, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Nov. 8 in a press release, and she is encouraging potential candidates to use a new filing portal on the Secretary of State’s website, sos.ky.gov.

  • Holiday lights scheduled for Nov. 24 to Dec. 3

    By David Stone

    As work progresses to extend electrical service, the upcoming Liberty Island Holiday Lights exhibit is expected to be bigger than last year’s show, organizers say.

    The Holiday Lights will open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24, and will continue until Saturday, Dec. 23. Visitors can take wagon rides through the island’s light displays from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Walking nights will be on Thursdays, with the first scheduled for Nov. 30.

  • Franchise contract approved by fiscal court

    The Casey County Fiscal Court magistrates unanimously approved an agreement to have attorney Linda Ain, of Lexington, go through the county’s franchise agreements with different utility and telecommunications companies and make recommendations to the court.

  • Study finds Casey youth opting not to light up

    By David Stone

    In scouring the latest data regarding substance abuse trends in Casey County, Cathy Williams found something odd lurking in the numbers.

    At a time when addiction to opioids and meth grab headlines, Williams, the director of the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, discovered the smoking rates for students in local schools had declined.

  • Schools chief: Pension reform could devastate local system

    By David Stone

    Proposed state pension reforms could be “devastating” to Casey County, potentially costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and aggravating existing problems finding and retaining qualified teachers, local education leaders said.

  • Casey County to honor veterans

    Several schools and government organizations will honor Veterans Day with programs and ceremonies this week.

    Downtown ceremony/Veteran’s Park

    In keeping with the traditional observance of Veterans Day, the annual service will take place at 11:11 a.m., Nov. 11, at the Veterans Wall in downtown Liberty. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute, flag raising, benediction and singing of the National Anthem.

    Walnut Hill Elementary

  • Warmer, wet winter most likely in area

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2017 Winter Outlook predicts that central Kentucky will most likely have a warmer and wetter winter than average.

    According to the Oct. 20 NOAA report our local area will have a greater than 33 percent chance of being warmer than normal, as opposed to cooler than normal or just normal. The chance that the winter will be wetter than normal is approximately 40 percent.

  • Liberty mother charged with stealing car, police cruiser

    A 28-year-old mother of five is facing four felony counts after allegedly stealing a car, $1,400 in cash, and then stealing a police cruiser to escape.

    According to court documents, Brittany Robbins, of Liberty, stole $1,400 and a Kia Optima from a victim Oct. 13. She was arrested, and the vehicle was recovered along with $740. After Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Geoff Brown arrested Robbins, he found that she had a bench warrant in Lincoln County.