http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Donald Wilson, fire chief emeritus, dies http://www.caseynews.net/content/donald-wilson-fire-chief-emeritus-dies-0 <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_donnie_wilson_liberty_fire_chief_2_0.jpg" alt="The funeral procession carrying Wilson’s casket makes its way down Middleburg Street during the June 18 funeral. " title="The funeral procession carrying Wilson’s casket makes its way down Middleburg Street during the June 18 funeral. " align="left" hspace="6" width="169" height="85" /><p> By Larry Rowell<br /> lrowell@caseynews.net<br /> A man who gave more than 55 years of his life in service to the city and county in the fire service has died.<br /> Donald Wilson died June 15 after an extended illness. He was 77.<br /> Wilson began his career as a firefighter in 1957, becoming chief two years later. He retired in November 2014 when he was given a plaque naming him chief emeritus by then Mayor Steve Sweeney, surrounded by his beloved firefighters.<br /> Sweeney, a lifelong friend and admirer of Wilson, said there was no one city employee like Wilson.<br /> EDA: Lack of workers No.1 problem http://www.caseynews.net/content/eda-lack-workers-no1-problem <p> <br /> Saying Casey County&rsquo;s road to expanding existing businesses and attracting new industry is a healthy and viable workforce, the main obstacle is just the opposite &mdash; the workers aren&rsquo;t there.<br /> &ldquo;The No. 1 issue in this county right now is our workforce. We need people who are ready to work and capable of working,&rdquo; said Rodney Wolford, chairman of the Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority during the June 13 meeting.<br /> Sheriff to hire nephew as deputy http://www.caseynews.net/content/sheriff-hire-nephew-deputy <p> By Vicki Stevens<br /> vstevens@caseynews.net<br /> Casey County will soon have a new deputy sheriff.<br /> Sheriff Jerry Coffman told the Fiscal Court on Monday that he plans to hire his nephew, Geoffrey Brown.<br /> Coffman said the sheriff&rsquo;s office has been shorthanded for quite some time, particularly after Deputy Jordan Buis left to join the city police department as a school resource officer.<br /> Fair to feature full lineup of events http://www.caseynews.net/content/fair-feature-full-lineup-events <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_fair_girls_on_ride.jpg" alt="The Casey County Fair kicks off Saturday with a pony and mule pull and pleasure horse show. Sunday will be filled with all things pageant for kids. Monday night will feature the carnival with fun for the whole family. The fair runs through July 2." title="The Casey County Fair kicks off Saturday with a pony and mule pull and pleasure horse show. Sunday will be filled with all things pageant for kids. Monday night will feature the carnival with fun for the whole family. The fair runs through July 2." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><p> The 18th annual Casey County Fair kicks off Saturday at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center with new events added and some old favorites returning. The fair will run through July 2.<br /> Fair Board President Greg Goode said the fair was changed this year from the first week of June to the last week.<br /> &ldquo;The biggest change will be having a different carnival. We are excited to have The James Gang Amusements from South Alabama to be with us this year to provide 14 rides along with games and food booths to provide entertainment for all ages,&rdquo; said Goode.<br /> Police News: June 22, 2016 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-june-22-2016 <p> Drugs<br /> Drugs, burglary, thefts headline indictments http://www.caseynews.net/content/drugs-burglary-thefts-headline-indictments <p> <br /> Of 15 indictments a Casey County grand jury handed up June 13, roughly half are drug related while the other half are burglary and theft related. One deals with child abuse.<br /> Drugs<br /> &mdash; Emma Bailey is accused of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense and possession of drug paraphernalia from an arrest on March 11. Deputy Chad G. Weddle testified before the grand jury.<br /> New store features exotic boots, shoes http://www.caseynews.net/content/new-store-features-exotic-boots-shoes <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_shoe_story.jpg" alt=" Greg and Denise Martin are hoping the boot craze they’ve witnessed in other places will catch on in Liberty. To that end, they opened The Boot and Shoe Station on Campbellsville Street, featuring dress boots, work boots, and athletic and dress shoes for the entire family. " title=" Greg and Denise Martin are hoping the boot craze they’ve witnessed in other places will catch on in Liberty. To that end, they opened The Boot and Shoe Station on Campbellsville Street, featuring dress boots, work boots, and athletic and dress shoes for the entire family. " align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> Whether it&rsquo;s to do the boot scootin&rsquo; boogie or working on the farm or factory, The Boot and Shoe Station has a pair of boots suited for any occasion, and at 40 to 60 percent off retail.<br /> Owned by Greg and Denise Martin and located at 646 Campbellsville St., the store features cowboy boots made from exotic leathers as well as plain work boots.<br /> With a good selection of Corral brand dress boots, Greg said he hopes people will appreciate buying one of the best custom made pair of boots on the market at a highly discounted price.<br /> Street Beat: June 22, 2016 http://www.caseynews.net/content/street-beat-june-22-2016 <p> June 13<br /> 7:43 a.m., non-injury crash at 81 Randolph St.<br /> 9:13 a.m., suspicious person on Tennessee Ridge Road.<br /> 9:44 a.m., public intoxication at 1000 Hustonville St.<br /> 10:28 a.m., injury crash on West Ky. 70.<br /> 10:52 a.m., officer requested at 452 Middleburg St.<br /> 11:37 a.m., theft on Mullins Road.<br /> 3:49 p.m., check welfare at 1275 Brock Road.<br /> 4:06 p.m., EMS requested at 616 S. Wallace Wilkinson Blvd.<br /> 4:43 p.m., shoplifter on North Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.<br />