Local News

  • 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.

  • Tarter CDBG money unused

    A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) approved by the Department for Local Government for $1 million is still sitting on the table after Tarter Farm and Ranch has delayed the construction of a new automated gate line.

  • Telecommunications company seeks franchise

    Casey County’s Kentucky Wired project is in a hiatus, while franchise agreements Duo County Telecommunications presented to both the City of Liberty and Casey County are being reviewed.

    The company has the state’s contract to bring broadband internet through Russell Springs, up US Highway 127, to Liberty’s downtown, and then up Ky-70 to Campbellsville.

  • 2017: The Year in Review


    — A Casey County farmer was named in a federal indictment charging him with fraud. Christopher S. Fair, who farmed on Ky. 70 just west of Liberty, was charged with one count of converting assets pledged to the Farm Credit Administration; five counts of money laundering; and one count of bankruptcy fraud.

  • Rescue cat needs home