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    Holiday closures

    — The Casey County Sheriff’s Office will be closed for Christmas Dec. 25 and 26. They will also be closed Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 for New Years.

    — Casey County Health Dept will be closed the following dates for Christmas and New Years holidays: Dec. 25-26, Dec. 29, and Jan. 1.


    — The Casey County Extension Council will be having a special called meeting on Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Casey Co. Extension Office.

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  • Chamber adds categories, adjusts rates to attract new members

    By David Stone

    If you sell house wares, cosmetics or pitch diet plans, the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce has a deal for you. In its drive to boost membership, the Chamber is all but going door-to-door to recruit direct salespeople.

    The Chamber recently rolled out a new membership rate structure featuring fee reductions and new categories. Specifically, Chamber Director Nicki Johnson said, the organization wants to call on Avon, Mary Kay, LulaRoe, Pampered Chef and other independent direct sales representatives.

  • Liberty police seek tourism money to buy body armor

    The Liberty Police Department is seeking the Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission’s help in providing safety equipment for officers on patrol.

    Officer Kerry Patten asked the Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission Dec. 14 to help the department, saying that all of their body armor is expired. He said that body armor should be replaced every five years, but the department hasn’t purchased any armor since 2010.

  • Contractor warns on storage unit theft

    Rick Steele, a contractor who renovates and remodels homes, says he wants people who rent storage units to be aware that their belongings could be taken.

    Last Thanksgiving, his unit was broken into and approximately $3,500 in tools was stolen. His belongings haven’t been recovered, but luckily they were mostly inexpensive tools. It could have been much worse.

    “If you don’t have money to cover it, then you have to shut down your business,” he said.

  • Downtown holiday celebrations bring visitors to town

    By David Stone

    Decking the halls has made it the season to be jolly for downtown Liberty, according to a local business organization.

    The Downtown Christmas Celebration, which kicked off the holiday season, brought hundreds of visitors downtown, Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce Director Nicki Johnson said. Many of those visitors also took in the Liberty Island Holidays Lights, she said.

  • Cattleman pitch new event to tourism

    Brian Carman, member of the Casey County Cattleman Association, said that a new commercial bred heifer sale at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo center in Liberty would draw hundreds of people to the county.

    He asked the Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission Dec. 14 to consider helping foot the bill for panels and pens for up to 150 animals. The price would be approximately $82,000.

    Carman said a bred heifer sale would save area cattleman approximately $200 per animal, which could then be spent in the county.