Today's News

  • Briefs 9-3-08

    The Casey County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday at Jones Park Elementary. A 6:50 p.m. public hearing will be held prior to the meeting to discuss the 2008 property tax rate.

    The Casey County Ambulance Service tax district board will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

    The East Casey County Water District board of directors will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the water district office on U.S. 127 South.

  • Lee, Weddle in top 10 at first meet

    The Casey Cross Country teams got their respective seasons under way Saturday at the Pulaski-Southwestern Invitational at GE Field in Somerset. The Rebels had male and female runners in the elementary, middle school, and high school events.

    The varsity race was only 3.2 kilometers instead of the normal 5K and the shorter course threw the Casey runners off their normal pace. Jenna Lee still managed a top ten finish for the girls while Nolan Weddle finished in the top ten for the boys.

  • Fireworks go over with big bang

    Liberty’s “Thunder on the Green” fireworks show started off with a bang — literally — on Friday night as a huge fireball lit up the night sky at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    However, no explosions followed, no one was injured, and everything went off without a hitch, according to Liberty City Councilman Brad Vaughn, who is in charge of the show.

    But the big flames did alarm several people.

  • Blaze damages trailer

      Firefighters from Dunnville, Liberty and Poplar Springs responded Monday to an early morning mobile home fire near 1213 Henson Ridge Road.  

  • Funding for county inmates no drain for Casey


  • Cross country runners open season with new coach

    The good news for first-year cross country coach Matt Willoughby is that he’ll have the top two runners from last season back to anchor the team this year, and both have qualified for the state meet the last four years.

    The bad news is one of those is the lone senior on the team, and the numbers are small for the Rebels this year.

    “It looks like we are going to have about 20 athletes competing this year, but we still have some coming out. This number could go up,” Willoughby said.

  • Police News 8-27-08

     Phelps charged with burglary

  • Edward Brackett, 87

    Edward Burr Brackett of Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at the Liberty Care Center. He was 87.

    Born on Dec. 13, 1924, he was a son of the late Speed Farmer and Sally Baldock Brackett. He was the widower of Juanita Matthews Brackett and Mary Propes Brackett.

    He was a retired gate salesman, attended Bruce’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

  • Glenn W. Johnson, 69

    Glenn W. Johnson of Indiana died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Ind. He was 69.

    Born in Casey County on Sept. 19, 1938, he was a son of the late William and Vera Stafford Johnson.

    Survivors include two sisters, Pauline (and Coy) Rigney and Bessie Louise Johnson, both of Liberty; a brother, Edgar Lewis Johnson of Liberty; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Marie Griffin.

    Graveside services were held Aug. 7 at the Columbia White Church Cemetery by Rev. Larry Meadows.

  • Obituaries for 9-3-08