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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Snow removal a big task in Casey County

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    While many places close or shorten their days during snowstorms, Casey County’s snow removal effort is at full steam.

    Casey County and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet workers get up early and work late, driving on roads deep with snow, which are often dangerous and difficult to navigate. Through their efforts, transportation is possible, enabling emergency services to help, commercial activity to persist, and community events to take place.

  • County inventorying bad roads

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Snow, rain and cold temperatures have been Mother Nature’s jackhammer on paved surfaces all over Casey County.

    At a Feb. 5 meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court, Judge/Executive Randy Dial asked that the magistrates make a list of the worst streets so that the county can slowly fix them.

  • Working for the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A former Casey County resident is living what he says is a dream working for Loretta Lynn. David Murphy, a member of the Casey County High School class of 1995, works for the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” as her Tour Merchandise Manger.

    He has had the position since 2016, when he got a call from a good friend that was her personal assistant and dressmaker about the possibility of Murphy joining Lynn’s team.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fishing limits, regulations changing for 2018 season

    Lee McClellan

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Get ready—spring gardening season is just around the corner

    David Kessler

    Marion Co. Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent

    Nothing says we are getting closer to spring than the volume of seed and plant catalogs that are showing up in my mailbox. Warm weather can’t be too far away! Before you know it will be time to start the garden.

    Much of the work of the garden needs to happen before you even break the soil. Before you dig in, it’s important to choose the proper site, plan what you will be growing, and prepare the soil to yield the best possible results.

  • Casey High School honors senior athletes

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Before a Feb. 6 home basketball game versus Garrard County, Casey County took time and honored their winter sport senior athletes.

    From the girl’s basketball team, Myla McGowan is the daughter of Jamie and Bobbie Jo McGowan. She played basketball for six seasons; in addition she is part of the volleyball team, FCA, yearbook, and student council. She plans to go to college and major in elementary education

  • Annual 4H/FFA ‘I Love Cows’ Essay Contest open now

    Casey County Extension Office

    For the last 17 years a unique 4-H/FFA scholarship program was established in memory of a young Mercer Countian, Dustin Worthington, who lost his life in a car accident.

    Dustin was only 17 years old and dearly loved cattle. Since Dustin had decided early in his life that he did not want to attend college but rather become a cattle farmer, the “Dustin Worthington I Love Cows” essay contest was created. To date, over $400,000 worth in animals have been awarded to 246 Kentucky Youth.