Local News

  • Defendant moves to dismiss Tarter suit

    Joshua Tarter has filed a motion to dismiss a federal racketeering lawsuit against him, saying that three out of the six part-owners of the Tarter Companies lack standing to sue him.

  • Kentucky magistrates give back to Casey students

    Seven hundred and fifty pairs of shoes will benefit Casey County students thanks to a Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association Shoe Drive.

    After years of the Casey County Magistrate Court’s generous support of the Shoe Drive, KMCA Executive Director JC Young announced that Casey County Schools would be this year’s beneficiary. At a presentation Nov. 2 in Walnut Hill Elementary School’s library, he said that it was the organization’s favorite event to hold.

  • Rescue Cats

    These three little female kittens were spayed at the FURever Care clinic last week and are ready now for a good home. If you are interested please call (606) 787-7012 or (859) 351-1108. Their momma was also spayed last week. She was just a stray young cat that someone took into their home to let her have her kittens. Winter is coming soon so please provide shelter for your animals and have them spayed or neutered.

  • Casey County theater group dishing up 'A Second Helping'

    By David Stone

    There’s always room for seconds, and that’s what members of the Casey County Community Theatre will be serving up later this month.

    The theater group will present “A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11, and a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Nov. 12 at the Lights of Liberty Theater.

  • Casey News names general manager, editor

    Charles VanLeuven has been named general manager/editor of The Casey County News.

    As general manager/editor, VanLeuven will be responsible for all aspects of news and business operations at the weekly paper, according to a statement released by Chris Ordway, who is publisher of the Elizabethtown News-Enterprise and oversees several Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. publications throughout the area.

  • Casey Chamber hands out awards at annual banquet

    By David Stone

    It was a night of firsts Thursday at the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Awards Banquet: Two categories resulted in ties while a new category debuted to honor first responders.

    About 120 people attended the annual awards ceremony at the Central Kentucky Ag-Expo Center, which also featured a silent auction and baked goods auction.

  • Casey County farmer wins tractor through veterans program

    By David Stone

    After three tours of duty in Iraq, Army veteran Matt Fitzwater was ready to return home and build a business.

    Of all the possibilities before him, operating Rainbow Harvest Farm with his wife, Jennifer, and their two young sons, Joel and Isaac, topped his list. Never mind he had little practical experience in farming, he had all he needed: a plan.

  • Casey County Extension Service hosts first expo

    The Casey County Extension Service conducted its first Extension Expo on Sept. 16.

    The event was open to the public and offered information about the programs and resources Casey County Extension has to offer. Through donations from community organizations and businesses, the event was entirely free. With more than 100 people in attendance, the Extension Office plans to offer the Expo annually, the Saturday before Apple Festival.

  • Foundation announces $1,000 environmental science scholarship

    The Lake Area Foundation has announced The George and Joan White Howell Environmental Education Scholarship is available for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in environmental science at Campbellsville University.

    Students graduating from Casey, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Rescue Dog of the Week

    This momma dog was abandoned at a site in Casey County. She has had puppies recently as you can see. No puppies were with her when she made her way to a house looking for anyone who would feed her. The people there have taken in other cats and dogs. But they are dealing with medical issues and will be hard for them to keep her. FURever Care will be spaying her on Tuesday. If anyone could give her a home or be willing to donate some food for her it would help this family. The number to call is 606 787-7012 or 859-351-1108. She is very sweet and gentle.