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  • Casey County real estate market heats up

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    It’s a sellers’ market in Casey County, and properties are changing hand at more than twice the normal rate.

    “In the last two years we’ve had probably 200 to 250 percent of normal property transfers,” said Eric Brown, Casey County Property Valuation Administrator. “That’s a pretty good indicator (of the market).”

  • Fiscal court approves soft-fall, raises

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of safety mulch and borders for Gateway Park, and gave employees a 2 percent raise.

    At the Feb. 19 meeting, Judge Executive Randy Dial said that more updating to Gateway Park would occur after the rainy season, but felt that the mulch and borders under the playground equipment couldn’t wait.

    “I would like to go ahead with your permission and have that mulch and borders installed around the equipment,” he said.

  • Casey Health Board supports anti-smoking ordinance

    By Zach Johnson

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Board of Health will draft a letter of support to restrict smoking on public property.

    During a Feb. 16 Casey County Board of Health meeting, Lake Cumberland District Health Department Health Educator Jelaine Harlow recommended that board members support local efforts to pass a public ordnance against smoking in public places in Casey County.

  • From Casey County to the Music City

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A former Casey County teen is making big waves in one of the biggest music towns in the country.

    Luke McQueary, formerly of Casey County, is playing with the Don Kelley Band in Nashville, Tenn. In addition, McQueary has been featured in a New York Times article and even mentioned in a tweet by Dr. Oz.

    McQueary’s love affair with music came from his dad whom he watched play during his childhood.

  • State cites oversight weakness in Casey sheriff’s audit

    State Auditor Mike Harmon found that the Casey County Sheriff’s Office presented a fair accounting of its tax money transactions, but he also cited a material weakness in segregation of duties and oversight.

    In a Feb. 7 release of the Casey County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement for fiscal year 2016, Harmon cites that two sheriff’s employees handle both payments out and deposits into the county’s books, which leaves the door open for undetected misappropriation.

  • First meeting held for Trail Town

    “This is something that has been on my agenda for three years and I’m excited to finally start the process of making Casey County, Kentucky’s next Trail Town,” said Casey County’s Economic Development Authority and Trail Town President, Josh Switzer as he welcomed those in attendance to the first Trail Town Task Force Committee meeting on Feb. 7.

  • Engineering students heading toward successful future

    Casey County High School’s Project Lead the Way Engineering students are on their way to great things, and they showed the Casey County Board of Education demonstrations of two projects the students worked on Feb. 12 at Casey County Middle School.

  • Liberty man indicted for assault of nurses, law enforcement

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the indictment of a Casey County man for physically assaulting and harassing two nurses and threatening and assaulting a police officer.

    Austin L. Scott, 24, of Liberty, was indicted in Casey Circuit Court Feb. 2, 2018, on one count each of third-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct, according to a news release.

  • Legislators hold budget town hall

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Several members of the Casey County Board of Education and numerous community members showed up to get answers from State Representatives during a town hall meeting held at Liberty City Hall on Jan. 29.

    Senator and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon and Representative Daniel Elliott hosted one of their several “coffee talks” to answer some of the concerns that constituents in their districts have about things happening in Frankfort.

  • Election candidates set

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The deadline for residents seeking office in 2018 has come and gone, and the candidates for this year’s election are set.

    Twelve new candidates have filed papers with County Clerk Casey Davis since our last update of those running for election.

    The offices that are garnering the most interest from residents are the Casey County Fiscal Court, Constables and Sheriff’s race.