Local News

  • Briefs 9-3-08

    The Casey County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday at Jones Park Elementary. A 6:50 p.m. public hearing will be held prior to the meeting to discuss the 2008 property tax rate.

    The Casey County Ambulance Service tax district board will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

    The East Casey County Water District board of directors will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the water district office on U.S. 127 South.

  • Fireworks go over with big bang

    Liberty’s “Thunder on the Green” fireworks show started off with a bang — literally — on Friday night as a huge fireball lit up the night sky at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    However, no explosions followed, no one was injured, and everything went off without a hitch, according to Liberty City Councilman Brad Vaughn, who is in charge of the show.

    But the big flames did alarm several people.

  • Blaze damages trailer

      Firefighters from Dunnville, Liberty and Poplar Springs responded Monday to an early morning mobile home fire near 1213 Henson Ridge Road.  

  • Funding for county inmates no drain for Casey


  • Police News 8-27-08

     Phelps charged with burglary

  • Edward Brackett, 87

    Edward Burr Brackett of Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 87.

    Born on Dec. 13, 1924, he was a son of the late Speed Farmer and Sally Baldock Brackett. He was the widower of Juanita Matthews Brackett and Mary Propes Brackett.

    He was a retired gate salesman, attended Bruce’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

  • Glenn W. Johnson, 69

    Glenn W. Johnson of Indiana died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Ind. He was 69.

    Born in Casey County on Sept. 19, 1938, he was a son of the late William and Vera Stafford Johnson.

    Survivors include two sisters, Pauline (and Coy) Rigney and Bessie Louise Johnson, both of Liberty; a brother, Edgar Lewis Johnson of Liberty; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Marie Griffin.

    Graveside services were held Aug. 7 at the Columbia White Church Cemetery by Rev. Larry Meadows.

  • Obituaries for 9-3-08
  • Ready for the Move

    The new Casey County Hospital is expected to be up and running by this time next week as the facility passed its final inspection on Monday.

    “We have a few more things to do to the patient rooms, and then we’re ready,” said Administrator Rusty Tungate, adding the hospital now expects to transfer its patients to the new building next Tuesday.

    Tungate had reported following the hospital board’s Aug. 12 meeting that he anticipated the new hospital would open the last week of September. However, it now appears the district will beat that date.

  • School board opts for 4% increase on 2008 tax rate