Today's News

  • Bethelridge man arrested on sex charges

    Landmark Community News Service


    A Casey County man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attempted to lure a 15-year-old male to have sex with him.

    Joshua Scott Blevins, 32, of Bethelridge, was arrested April 18 after he used Facebook to ask a person he believed to be a 15-year-old boy to travel to Taylor County to have sexual relations, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Interest in gun permits wanes in county

    If the current trend continues, fewer new concealed deadly weapon carry permits will be issued this year in Casey County.

    According to figures obtained from the Casey County Sheriff’s Office, 59 permits have been issued thus far this year, compared to 207 for all of 2016.

    That’s surprising, given the number of mass shootings in the U.S.

  • Daddy-daughter dance takes on new meaning

    Daddy-daughter dances are held each year and elementary schools in Casey County make that themed event special with music, food, and dancing.

    But what about girls whose dads can’t attend? Such was the case Thursday night at Walnut Hill Elementary.

    Teachers and others made sure that two sisters not only would be able to attend, they would also have an opportunity to speak with their dad via video chat during the dance.

  • Police News: April 26, 2017


    •  Wilbur Riddle Jr., 37, of 368 Stanford St., Crab Orchard, was cited April 18 on East Yosemite Road by Deputy Chad G. Weddle and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest citation states Weddle found a meth pipe on Riddle with meth inside.

    Fleeing police

  • Street Beat: April 26, 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.

    April 17
    7:47 a.m., accident without injury on Walnut Hill Road.
    10:13 a.m., accident with injury on Red Hill Road.
    4:13 p.m., dog complaint at 124 Alfords Way.
    4:39 p.m., inspection on Ky. 910.

  • Open records request to Board of Education denied again

    A confidential settlement in a lawsuit filed against a former principal at Casey County Middle School remains sealed, despite two opens records requests filed by The Casey County News.

    Cassondra Elmore and Angela Rodgers filed the lawsuit in 2013.

    In July 2016, a jury awarded Elmore and Rodgers $200,100 in damages, believing their allegations that an unqualified candidate was hired when they both held advanced degrees in science and were never given a chance to interview.

    CCMS former Principal Kathy Fogle was the defendant in the case.

  • Annie’s Sweets & Gifts opens in Liberty

    With warmer days approaching, there’s a sweet shop in Liberty that offers multiple variations of what owner Lee Ann Terry McDonald says will satisfy the most discriminating of ice cream lovers’ tastes.

    “My ice cream is better than anybody’s,” McDonald said.

    Opened last week on North Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard next to McDonald’s, Annie’s Sweets & Gifts offers three flavors of soft serve ice cream — vanilla, chocolate, and vanilla/chocolate swirl.

  • Freak work accident changes young woman’s outlook on life

    By Stevie Lowery

    Lebanon News-Enterprise

  • Police News: April 19, 2017

    Wanton endangerment

  • Meeting briefs: April 19, 2017

    Casey County Fiscal Court
    Meeting in regular session Monday, magistrates heard Judge-Executive Randy Dial say he will be acquiring bids for playground equipment for Gateway Park, including two swings with platforms to accommodate wheel chairs, spring rider toys, and a swing set.  The approximate cost of the equipment from Bluegrass Recreation Sales and Installation is $12,000. Dial said once a bid is accepted, the funds will come from a $10,000 grant from the Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission.
    In other business, magistrates: