http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Bevin campaigns in Casey County http://www.caseynews.net/content/bevin-campaigns-casey-county <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_matt-bevin.jpg" alt="Matt Bevin, center, running in the May 20 primary against Sen. Mitch McConnell, made a campaign stop at the Village Restaurant on Monday. Here Bevin speaks with Sandy Martin, Phillip Bryant, Dave Ferrell, and Gerald Emerson. " title="Matt Bevin, center, running in the May 20 primary against Sen. Mitch McConnell, made a campaign stop at the Village Restaurant on Monday. Here Bevin speaks with Sandy Martin, Phillip Bryant, Dave Ferrell, and Gerald Emerson. " align="left" hspace="6" width="153" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Donna Rigney, owner of the Village Restaurant, was busy filling breakfast orders along with coffee cups on Monday morning when she learned that Matt Bevin was on his way to the restaurant.</p> <p> &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s Matt Bevin?&rdquo; Rigney asked. Good question.</p> <p> A Republican who&rsquo;s running in the May 20 primary against Sen. Mitch McConnell, Bevin faces that question a lot as he campaigns around the state.</p> <p> And another sentiment he&rsquo;s encountering from voters is strong support for McConnell, especially in Casey County.</p> Casey’s students to eat free next year http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey%E2%80%99s-students-eat-free-next-year <p> There really is such a thing as a free lunch and Casey County&rsquo;s school children will get not only a free lunch but breakfast as well.<br /> The Casey County Board of Education approved the recommendation from Food Services Director Teresa Terry at Monday&rsquo;s meeting.<br /> &ldquo;We have always been able to but now our percentages are way up,&rdquo; she said, referring to families on Medicaid, foster children, children on the migrant list, and children considered homeless, such as living with a grandparent or someone not their birth parents.<br /> City memorializes late utilities superintendent http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-memorializes-late-utilities-superintendent <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_city-council.jpg" alt="Mayor Steve Sweeney and Liberty City Council members honored Ronnie Joe Wesley’ by proclaiming May 17 as Ronnie Joe Wesley Day in the city. Wesley, the city’s utilities superintendent, died unexpectedly March 7. From left are councilmen Andy Lawhorn and Brad Vaughn, Nolan Wesley, Steve Sweeney, Maimie Wesley, Caleb Wesley, Skyler Porter, McKensy Porter, Jordan Wesley, and councilmen Brain Beeler, Mitchell Phillips, and Larry Bowmer." title="Mayor Steve Sweeney and Liberty City Council members honored Ronnie Joe Wesley’ by proclaiming May 17 as Ronnie Joe Wesley Day in the city. Wesley, the city’s utilities superintendent, died unexpectedly March 7. From left are councilmen Andy Lawhorn and Brad Vaughn, Nolan Wesley, Steve Sweeney, Maimie Wesley, Caleb Wesley, Skyler Porter, McKensy Porter, Jordan Wesley, and councilmen Brain Beeler, Mitchell Phillips, and Larry Bowmer." align="left" hspace="6" width="223" height="85" /><p> More than 50 people gathered in City Hall on March 9 to once again honor Ronnie Joe Wesley, the city&rsquo;s Utilities Superintendent who died unexpectedly on March 7.<br /> Mayor Steve Sweeney hung a photo of Wesley in the council chambers and announced that the city maintenance building has been renamed the Ronnie Joe Wesley Maintenance Center.<br /> The mayor and city council approved May 17 as Ronnie Joe Wesley Day in the City of Liberty.<br /> In other business, the council:<br /> ‘Best in Kentucky 2014’ cites three Casey County winners http://www.caseynews.net/content/%E2%80%98best-kentucky-2014%E2%80%99-cites-three-casey-county-winners <p> While it may come as no surprise that Casey County has award winning businesses and events, one state-wide publication has made it official.<br /> Kentucky Living Magazine published the results of the &ldquo;Best in Kentucky 2014&rdquo; reader&rsquo;s choice awards in April&rsquo;s annual travel issue. Readers cast their votes for first, second, and third place winners in 24 categories ranging from best restaurants, resorts, musical groups and scenic views, among others.<br /> County purchases new tractor http://www.caseynews.net/content/county-purchases-new-tractor <p> The county road crew will have a new weapon in their arsenal when mowing season begins in earnest later this summer.<br /> Magistrates voted on April 7 in the regular fiscal court meeting to purchase a new Massey Ferguson HD 2680 for $38,743 from Liberty Motors in Liberty. A second bid was received from Limestone Farm Equipment in Somerset for $45,342.72.<br /> <br /> In other business, magistrates:<br /> Police News: Aprl 16 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-aprl-16 <p> Two charged with DUI<br /> <br /> Street Beat: April 16 http://www.caseynews.net/content/street-beat-april-16 <p> 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.<br /> <br /> April 7<br /> 7 a.m., deer on Ky. 910.<br /> 7:51 a.m., traffic stop on Walnut Hill.<br /> 12:56 p.m., officer out of car on Bowman Trail.<br /> 1:10 p.m., meth on Rock Lick Rd.<br /> 4:13 p.m., injury accident on Bee Lee Rd.<br /> Creative writing contest winners announced http://www.caseynews.net/content/creative-writing-contest-winners-announced <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/creative-writing-winners.jpg" alt="The Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Casey County Public Library, Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce, The Casey County News, and Casey County Friends of the Library drew 113 entries. There were nine winners who wrote essays built around the theme “Zombies.” Front row, from left, are Emily Shoemaker, Alyssa McKinney, Kembree Eaves, Debbie Carman, Chamber Director Blaine Staat. Back row, Casey County Library Board President Stacey Beeler, Connor McGill, and Andrew Campbell. Absent were Austin T. Harne, Abby Atwood and Patti Jensen. " title="The Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Casey County Public Library, Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce, The Casey County News, and Casey County Friends of the Library drew 113 entries. There were nine winners who wrote essays built around the theme “Zombies.” Front row, from left, are Emily Shoemaker, Alyssa McKinney, Kembree Eaves, Debbie Carman, Chamber Director Blaine Staat. Back row, Casey County Library Board President Stacey Beeler, Connor McGill, and Andrew Campbell. Absent were Austin T. Harne, Abby Atwood and Patti Jensen. " align="left" hspace="6" width="149" height="85" /><p> The sixth annual Creative Writing contest, sponsored by the Casey County Public Library, Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce, The Casey County News, and Casey County Friends of the Library. featured 113 entries in three age groups ― adult, middle school, and high school.<br /> The top three in each age division received monetary awards.<br /> Winners in the adult division were Andrew Campbell, first; Patti Jensen, second; and Debbie Carman, third.<br /> High school winners were Emily Shoemaker, first; Conner McGill, second; and Abby Atwood, third.<br />