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Today's News

  • NEWS BRIEF: PUBLIC INVITED TO A PROGRAM ABOUT WW II TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

    PUBLIC INVITED
    Jones Park Elementary School, on East Ky. 70, will host a program about the Tuskegee airmen, black fighter pilots during World War II. Ron Spriggs, a U.S. Air Force veteran and historian, will present the program at 10 a.m. March 29. All fifth and sixth-grade students from the county will be in attendance.

  • Fire victims face long road of recovery

    A man and young child who were critically burned in a fatal fire in January remain hospitalized and still face months of recovery.

    The Jan. 29 fire in Windsor claimed the life of Brandi Nix, 25, and critically injured her boyfriend, Jeremy Wilkerson, and her 2-year-old daughter, Arieana Nix.

  • Bald eagles being spotted in Casey

    Jennifer and Josh Harmon received an unexpected surprise after moving to Casey County from West Virginia. A pair of bald eagles apparently moved into their neighborhood, too.

    “We had never seen one outside of a zoo,” said Jennifer Harmon. “These birds are large, and I didn’t appreciate their size until one flew over our vehicle and I could see the size of its feet.”

  • Casey man pleads guilty to federal charge

    A Casey County man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court before District Judge Greg N. Stivers for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Farm Credit Administration by concealing the sale of grain to unauthorized purchasers.

    Timothy R. Jaynes, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of a criminal information charging him with converting assets pledged to the Farm Credit Administration.

    U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. announced the guilty plea in a press release.

  • Interest in recycling building in Casey

    By John A. Nelson

    Landmark News Service

    Arnold Morris relies on a bit of trivia to encourage everyone to recycle. “Every 2,000 pounds of cardboard saves 17 trees,” he says.

    Morris is the recycling coordinator at the Casey County Recycling Center, 1175 Campbellsville Road. On the job for close to two years, Arnold has seen an increase in local interest in recycling. Besides the roughly 10 residents a day who stop by the center to drop off their goods, local schools and businesses are getting in on the act.

  • City sets new utility deposits

    Liberty City Council gave second reading and final approval March 13 to an ordinance setting utility deposits for property owners and tenants.

    The deposit for water service will be $50 for property owners and $100 for tenants. The deposit for gas service will be $50 for property owners and $250 for tenants. The deposits apply to new residential and commercial customers.

    Mayor Steven Brown said the city is trying to lessen the burden on property owners, who sometimes are left responsible for tenants’ unpaid bills.

  • County seeks grant for sidewalks at park

    Getting around Gateway Park with a wheelchair or baby stroller may get easier. Casey Fiscal Court is applying for a grant that could add sidewalks.

    Judge-Executive Randy Dial received magistrates’ approval March 6 to apply for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. If received, the money could be used for equipment or sidewalks to make the park more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Police News: March 22, 2017

    Motorcyclist injured

    A Lincoln County man was injured about 5:17 p.m. March 13 in a motorcycle crash on U.S. 127 five miles north of Liberty.

  • Street Beat: March 22, 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.

  • Williams resigns as commonwealth’s attorney

    Gail L. Williams, commonwealth's attorney for the 29th judicial district encompassing Casey and Adair counties, has resigned effective March 31.

    Elected in November 2012, Williams was in his first term and would have been up for re-election in November 2018.

    “It’s just time for me to go, and I’m not in the best of health there ever was. I probably shouldn’t have stayed this long,” Williams said.