Local News

  • First baby of 2018
  • Casey County Children's Theatre
  • Flu cases on the rise across nation

    The outbreak of the flu is getting an early start this year, due in part to the cold weather that is impacting almost the entire United States and the low efficacy associated with this year’s flu vaccine. 

  • Will alcohol sales vote be on the ballot this year?

    If you tally up the results from the August 2016 vote county wide, the City of Liberty would have legalized alcohol sales by a vote of 251-223. 

    The issue has been brought up for vote twice in the last seven years, but will it come to a vote again this year? The entire county won’t vote this year, due to Kentucky law prohibiting a vote more than once every three years, with the last vote coming in August 2016. However, the issue could be on the ballot for voters in the City of Liberty.

  • Elliott running for Commonwealth’s Attorney

    Former District Judge Roger Elliott, of Columbia, is re-entering politics eight years after pleading Alford to a Class-D felony charge.

    Elliott filed Nov. 27, 2017 to run for the office of Commonwealth Attorney for Adair/Casey counties. He is running against incumbent Commonwealth Attorney Brian Wright, of Liberty, in the Republican Primary.

    In an interview, he said that he offers voters a choice and has demonstrated 40 years of faithful public service.

  • Price to be inducted into Cattlemen Hall of Fame

    Jay Price, a longtime educator and proponent for Kentucky cattlemen, will be the first Casey County inductee in the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame. He will be honored at the association’s convention Jan. 12.

    For his friends, the induction into the hall of fame is too long in coming.

    “It’s well overdue. There could be no one in the State of Kentucky that is more deserving of this honor than Jay Price,” said Dr. Gordon Jones.

  • Rescued kittens
  • Senior Center Christmas
  • Higdon expects busy legislative session

    Kentucky Senator Jimmy Higdon, 14th District, said that beginning at “high noon” Jan. 2, the 2018 legislative session begins with a focus on pension reform, tax reform, and several amendments to the Kentucky Constitution.

    The public pension reform looms large for many local governments and school districts, which should all expect to see their contributions go up. Higdon said that he expects the implementation of higher contributions from cities and counties to be phased over several years, rather than all at once.

  • Holiday lights getting cleaned after flood

    By Zach Johnson

    “We knew this could happen if it flooded, but I don’t think anyone has seen it flood like this in December. Most of the flooding is in the spring or summer, but never in December,” said Nikki Johnson, the Liberty Tourism and Convention Board Chair.

    Cleanup efforts are underway following waters reaching, in some spots, as high as 6 feet high at Liberty Island Holiday Lights.