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Today's News

  • Clear the air: Reveal retirees’ benefits

    By Jim Waters

    When addressing generous benefits received by Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) retirees in this column, a voluminous email response — mostly critical — is the norm.

    “I seriously have issues with using the word ‘lavish’ for teachers’ pensions,” a science teacher in Jefferson County wrote. “The word produces images of wealthy retirees sitting out on their yachts or on a sunny beach somewhere enjoying their retirement.”

  • Research sheds light on Confederate statues

    By Stuart W. Sanders

    In Lexington, there are now holes in the ground where the statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan once stood.

    The removal of these statues has some residents angry. They say this is “erasing history.” Others call it a “cultural cleansing” and liken it to the burning of history books.

  • Helping those struggling with addiction

    By Sen. Mitch McConnell

    The pain of the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country — especially here in Kentucky. For years, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress to fight back. Just recently, President Donald Trump took a significant step by formally recognizing a public health emergency for opioids.

    I commend the President for reaffirming his commitment to tackling this critical problem, and I am proud to stand with him as we continue combatting this heartbreaking issue.

  • Casey County theater group dishing up 'A Second Helping'

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    There’s always room for seconds, and that’s what members of the Casey County Community Theatre will be serving up later this month.

    The theater group will present “A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11, and a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Nov. 12 at the Lights of Liberty Theater.

  • Casey News names general manager, editor

    Charles VanLeuven has been named general manager/editor of The Casey County News.

    As general manager/editor, VanLeuven will be responsible for all aspects of news and business operations at the weekly paper, according to a statement released by Chris Ordway, who is publisher of the Elizabethtown News-Enterprise and oversees several Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. publications throughout the area.

  • Casey Chamber hands out awards at annual banquet

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    It was a night of firsts Thursday at the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Awards Banquet: Two categories resulted in ties while a new category debuted to honor first responders.

    About 120 people attended the annual awards ceremony at the Central Kentucky Ag-Expo Center, which also featured a silent auction and baked goods auction.

  • Casey County farmer wins tractor through veterans program

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    After three tours of duty in Iraq, Army veteran Matt Fitzwater was ready to return home and build a business.

    Of all the possibilities before him, operating Rainbow Harvest Farm with his wife, Jennifer, and their two young sons, Joel and Isaac, topped his list. Never mind he had little practical experience in farming, he had all he needed: a plan.

  • Casey County Extension Service hosts first expo

    The Casey County Extension Service conducted its first Extension Expo on Sept. 16.

    The event was open to the public and offered information about the programs and resources Casey County Extension has to offer. Through donations from community organizations and businesses, the event was entirely free. With more than 100 people in attendance, the Extension Office plans to offer the Expo annually, the Saturday before Apple Festival.

  • Foundation announces $1,000 environmental science scholarship

    The Lake Area Foundation has announced The George and Joan White Howell Environmental Education Scholarship is available for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in environmental science at Campbellsville University.

    Students graduating from Casey, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Rescue Dog of the Week

    This momma dog was abandoned at a site in Casey County. She has had puppies recently as you can see. No puppies were with her when she made her way to a house looking for anyone who would feed her. The people there have taken in other cats and dogs. But they are dealing with medical issues and will be hard for them to keep her. FURever Care will be spaying her on Tuesday. If anyone could give her a home or be willing to donate some food for her it would help this family. The number to call is 606 787-7012 or 859-351-1108. She is very sweet and gentle.