Today's News

  • Holiday lights getting cleaned after flood

    By Zach Johnson

    “We knew this could happen if it flooded, but I don’t think anyone has seen it flood like this in December. Most of the flooding is in the spring or summer, but never in December,” said Nikki Johnson, the Liberty Tourism and Convention Board Chair.

    Cleanup efforts are underway following waters reaching, in some spots, as high as 6 feet high at Liberty Island Holiday Lights.

  • Tarter CDBG money unused

    A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) approved by the Department for Local Government for $1 million is still sitting on the table after Tarter Farm and Ranch has delayed the construction of a new automated gate line.

  • Telecommunications company seeks franchise

    Casey County’s Kentucky Wired project is in a hiatus, while franchise agreements Duo County Telecommunications presented to both the City of Liberty and Casey County are being reviewed.

    The company has the state’s contract to bring broadband internet through Russell Springs, up US Highway 127, to Liberty’s downtown, and then up Ky-70 to Campbellsville.

  • 2017: The Year in Review


    — A Casey County farmer was named in a federal indictment charging him with fraud. Christopher S. Fair, who farmed on Ky. 70 just west of Liberty, was charged with one count of converting assets pledged to the Farm Credit Administration; five counts of money laundering; and one count of bankruptcy fraud.

  • Police News

    Zach Montgomery, 23, of Yosemite, was cited for a Feb. 14, 2017, case in which a 1994 GMC pickup and a 16-foot long bumper hitch trailer with three rolls of hay was stolen.

    He was charged with theft by unlawful taking auto over $500 but under $10,000, and theft by unlawful taking farm equipment over $500 but under $10,000.

    His case was bound over to the Casey County grand jury on Dec. 21. 

  • Property Transfers

    The following information was taken from records in the Casey County Clerk’s Office.

    Nov. 2

    Gerald and Lucille Burton Family Revocable Living Trust to Burton Family Irrevocable Trust, 11 tracts in eight parcels, approximately 240 acres, $824,000 in value.

    Nov. 10

    Eric W Townsend and Alyssa Pearce to Chris Edward Roy and Brandy Sue Roy, two parcels on the south side of Ky-70. 2.6 acres total, $121,000.

    Nov. 13

  • District Court

    The following information was taken from records available at the Casey County Courthouse.

    Dec. 5

    Ericia Lemons pleaded guilty to no operators/moped license and failure to maintain insurance second offense.

    Phillip Darrin Means pleaded guilty to failure to maintain license, no/expired registration plates and DUI second offense.

    Argenis H Gamez was arraigned on charges of assault fourth degree domestic violence minor injury. Continued to be dismissed in 6 months if no further complaints.

  • Circuit Court

    The following information was taken from records available at the Casey County Courthouse.

    Dec. 11

    William D. Brown pleaded not guilty to a DUI, fourth or subsequent offense; and driving on a suspended license, second offense in five years. He will have a pretrial hearing at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8.

    Israel V. Smith pleaded guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine). Judge Judy Vance Murphy will sentence him on Jan. 22.

  • Street Beat

    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.

    Dec. 18

    11:49 a.m., protection order violation at 300 Caudill Road.

    12:09 p.m., theft at 616 Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.

    1:59 p.m., officer out of car at 2551 Possum Trot Road.

  • Casey boys drop two at KY Bank Challenge

    By Zach Johnson

    The struggles continue for the Casey County boys, as they dropped both games this past week.

    Playing in the Kentucky Bank Challenge at Rowan County, the Rebels played the tournament host Rowan County (7-3) on Dec 22 losing 71-58.

    The next day they faced another tough opponent in Robertson County (6-3) fighting hard but falling short with a 77-65 defeat.

    Information and statistics for both games were not available before press time.