Today's News

  • Football Rebs continue to post statewide honors

    The post-season accolades have rolled in after a historic season for Casey County Rebel Football, and it may have culminated with a nod from the Associated Press.
    Five Rebels earned Honorable Mention spots on the AP All State Football team that was released last week.
    Senior Breece Hayes made the team at the QB spot after setting career marks that culminated with a memorable 2016 season.

  • Church News: February 1, 2017

    Apostolic Lighthouse

    Wednesday night, the church continued the video prophecy series, “WWIII” by Bro. Irvin Baxter with Lesson 4 “Entrance Ramp for the Antichrist.” Attendance was 18.
    Bro. Eric Miller started Sunday morning with “Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth” from Matthew 8:12. Bro. Danny Warren’s message was “Are You Hungry” from Acts 3:1-10. Attendance was 23.

  • Out of the Past: February 1, 2017

    10 YEARS AGO
    Week of Jan. 31, 2007

     A Casey County man was found dead in his home Monday night, the apparent victim of a homicide. Glen “Cactus” Randolph 74, of 4528 U.S. 127 North, was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m. by Coroner Tommy Clark. Clark said he had suffered a gunshot wound.

  • Public Record: February 1, 2017

    Marriage licenses
    Donna Renee Johnson, 48, homemaker, and Joseph Lee Edwards, 67, professional freight relocator, both of Liberty.

    Property transfers
    Michael Lawless, Yosemite, to Brandon and Tabitha Wesley, Liberty, 50.871 acres on CR 1139 and Hatter Creek in Rich Hill area, $90,000.
    William F. and Billye Anne Hansford, Columbia, to Alan and Beverly King, Liberty, 1.433 acres on Woodrum Ridge Road 3.5 miles north of Liberty, $14,000.

  • Street Beat: February 1, 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.

  • Hardee's construction delayed

    According to Tom McGinnis, franchisee for the Liberty Hardee’s restaurant on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, construction has been delayed due to his contractor facing serious health issues.

    “My contractor for 30 plus years, Gil Hayden, was diagnosed with lung cancer when we got into this project. I didn’t want to bring somebody else in until we see what the situation is. He has a few more radiation treatments left,” McGinnis said.

  • Liberty City Council ponders sniper rifle purchase

    Several Liberty City Council members think it’s time city police officers have a long-range rifle. And they may be willing to spend $3,000 to make it happen.

    In a special called meeting Jan. 17, the first items on the agenda were somewhat plain Jane and drew no discussion — police department policies that needed to be updated on the recommendation of the Kentucky League of Cities.

    The final item on the agenda, police equipment, was much more interesting, in discussing whether or not to purchase a sniper rifle for the city.

  • School lawsuit settled, terms sealed

    A 2013 lawsuit filed against the Casey County Board of Education and Kathy Fogle by two Casey County women alleging they were denied the right to interview for a teaching position at Casey County Middle School has been settled. Fogle, the former principal at CCMS, has since retired.

    In July 2016, a jury awarded Cassondra Elmore and Angela 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.

  • Coroner cases rise in Casey

    Coroner calls increased significantly last year in Casey County with the coroner or a deputy being called out to 81 deaths.


    That’s up from 71 cases the year before and one of the reasons Coroner Curt Demrow said he could use a second paid deputy.


    “We had quite a year last year — we had a very busy year,” Demrow told the fiscal court during his annual report Jan. 16.


  • Culinary science class really cooking

    Entering the main hall at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Casey County High School, one is greeted with the smell of chicken and potatoes being fried.

    The source of that southern savory smell is a culinary science class, where students not only study the science of food, they cook it.

    Meeting Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m., the class of about 10 students is cooking in groups, taking turns pan sautéing the chicken and deep-frying the potatoes.

    Desaray Mondie, a senior, said she’s always wanted to be a chef.