Today's News

  • Liberty’s ISO rating lowered

    Due in large part to the hard work and dedication of firefighters in the city of Liberty, homeowners are now realizing a decrease in the amount of  insurance premiums they pay.

    Fire chief Rodger Martin, who has 42 years experience with the department, said for years, the city held a Class 6 rating, which the department lowered to a Class 5 in 2012 and subsequently to a Class 4 in December 2016.

  • Mock interview yields job for CCHS senior

    A Casey County High School senior who participated in a mock job interview came away with a real job offer, which she accepted.

    Emily Shoemaker, 17, said she was so preoccupied with other things she went into the mock interview Feb. 1 at the school with her focus elsewhere.

    “The day before the interview, I’m in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competition deadlines. I’m competing in four different competitions. Ninety-nine percent of my energy was focused on that,” she said.

  • Pizza Hut employees in the dough for 64 years

    Anyone who has patronized Liberty’s Pizza Hut for any length of time has seen two of the restaurant’s friendliest faces in Jim Foster and Teresa Horning.

    But what they might not realize is these two employees have a combined 64 years serving the public, all in this restaurant.

    Foster, 60, a tall, slender man with gray hair, in his Pizza Hut uniform of jeans, shirt, cap, and black apron, is a man of few words.

    However, his daily work doesn’t require eloquence, just dedication, experience, and handling quality ingredients.

  • City council opposes repeal of landlord utility ordinance

    In proposing an ordinance whereby renters will pay deposits for city utilities such as water and gas, Liberty City Council held first reading of an ordinance to put the burden on renters for overdue bills.

    However, in an effort to repeal a 2007 ordinance that left landlords responsible for the entire overdue utility bill, the council was 3 to 3, with Mayor Steven Brown casting the deciding vote to keep the 2007 ordinance in place.

  • Board of Health sets tax rate

    The Casey County Board of Health adopted last year’s 4.3-cents-per-$100 tax rate and approved the 2017-2018 budget during its annual meeting Thursday.

    Lake Cumberland District Health Department Executive Director Shawn Crabtree presented the budget to the board.

    LCDHD provides administrative services to Casey and nine other health departments.

    Crabtree said the department maintained the status quo financially.

  • Police News: February 15, 2017

    Disorderly conduct

    • Jennifer M. Boulton, 55, of 420 Sycamore Loop, Campbellsville, was arrested Feb. 11 on Creston Road by Deputy Sheriff Geoffrey Brown and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct. Court records state Boulton and her husband, Zane, were arguing in the middle of the road. When Jennifer refused to leave the scene, she was arrested.



  • Street Beat: February 15, 2017

    Taken from the Casey County E911 records, Street Beat represents a history of the initial calls and the information used by the dispatcher to send officers to investigate complaints. It is not an indication of what the officers found upon arrival at the scene or how police may have dealt with the complaint.

  • Mayor says Liberty needs new reservoir

    Liberty Mayor Steven Brown said residents probably take for granted that when a faucet is turned on in a home, there will be fresh clean water.

    Brown delivered his remarks at the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Jan. 25 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    Given the lack of rain in December, the reality of not having enough water to supply the city and East Casey Water District came close to fruition.

  • Penrod convicted of manslaughter

    While the jury deliberated for four hours to render a guilty verdict in the 2015 death of Robbie Howell, it took less than 10 minutes for them to recommend defendant Lesli Carol Penrod’s punishment, 10 years in the penitentiary. The jury found Penrod guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

    Penrod was on trial in Casey Circuit Court, accused of murder when she hit Howell with her truck Aug. 20, 2015, killing him.

  • Tiny house yielding giant benefits

    Students in Garlen Whitis’ construction class at Casey County High School are into a big construction project but on a much smaller scale.

    Whereas previous classes have built a conventional three-bedroom, two-bath home to be sold usually at auction, this year, the class scaled down the plans to fit a new design and for a new owner.

    “This house is under contract. I want these students working for somebody besides me,” Whitis said, smiling.