http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Restaurant Tax Ordinance for City of Liberty http://www.caseynews.net/content/restaurant-tax-ordinance-city-liberty <p> ORDINANCE NO. 14-<br /> CITY OF LIBERTY, KENTUCKY<br /> RESTAURANT TAX<br /> <br /> AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A RESTAURANT TAX PURSUANT TO KRS 91A.400 ON THE RETAIL SALES BY ALL RESTAURANTS DOING BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF LIBERTY. ALL MONEYS COLLECTED FROM THE TAX AUTHORIZED BY THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE TURNED OVER TO THE LIBERTY TOURISM &amp; CONVENTION COMMISSION.<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Liberty city council desires to ensure additional funding for the Liberty<br /> Tourism &amp; Convention Commission,<br /> Smoke Free Ordinance for City of Liberty http://www.caseynews.net/content/smoke-free-ordinance-city-liberty <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }</style> <p align="CENTER" style="margin-left: 1in; margin-right: 1.08in; margin-bottom: 0in"> <b>CITY OF LIBERTY</b></p> <p align="CENTER" style="margin-left: 1in; margin-right: 1.08in; margin-bottom: 0in"> <b>COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY</b></p> <p align="CENTER" style="margin-left: 1in; margin-right: 1.08in; margin-bottom: 0in"> <b>ORDINANCE NO. ______ - 2012- _______</b></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> &nbsp;</p> City, school board adopt smoking bans http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-school-board-adopt-smoking-bans <p> Smokers will no longer be able to legally light up tobacco products in public buildings as of Jan. 1.<br /> Liberty City Council held second reading and adoption on Friday of an ordinance regulating smoking in public places and places of employment.<br /> But just as the council was divided on the restaurant tax ordinance that was adopted during the same meeting, this vote was split and ultimately decided when Mayor Steve Sweeney voted in favor of the measure.<br /> City Council enacts restaurant tax http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-council-enacts-restaurant-tax <p> Beginning Jan. 1, diners in Liberty&rsquo;s restaurants and other establishments will be paying more for the privilege of eating away from home.<br /> Liberty City Council held second reading on Friday morning and adopted an ordinance that will require restaurants to collect a 3 percent tax on each ready-to-eat food sale.<br /> However, it wasn&rsquo;t a unanimous vote, as council members Andy Lawhorn and Brian Beeler opposed the measure while members Steven Brown and Mitch Phillips voted in favor, creating a tie.<br /> Casey County schools soon to be tobacco-free http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-county-schools-soon-be-tobacco-free <p> Survey results are in and according to the findings, 70 percent of Casey County school parents support implementing a tobacco-free school policy across the district.<br /> After hearing Jelaine Harlow, health educator for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, the Casey County Board of Education put the tobacco-free policy to a vote and the motion carried at the Nov. 10 meeting.<br /> <br /> Evidence given<br /> Harlow presented the board with several letters from community partners supporting the tobacco-free school policy.<br /> Stephens is new assistant superintendent http://www.caseynews.net/content/stephens-new-assistant-superintendent <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/stephensmug.jpg" alt="STEPHENS" title="STEPHENS" align="left" hspace="6" width="75" height="85" /><p> Don&rsquo;t worry, Kevin Stephens will still be Casey County School District&rsquo;s Director of Pupil Personnel, but adding to that role, is a new set of responsibilities including assistant superintendent, which means he&rsquo;s going to have plenty more to do for Casey schools.<br /> Stephens has been working in the Casey County educational system for 21 years.<br /> Wilson retires as chief of Liberty Fire Department http://www.caseynews.net/content/wilson-retires-chief-liberty-fire-department <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_wilson_retires_as_fire_chief.jpg" alt="Donald Wilson, who served 55 years as Liberty’s Fire Chief, was recognized with a plaque upon his retirement at the Nov. 12 city council meeting. Wilson, shown with Mayor Steve Sweeney, is surrounded by fellow firefighters, city council members, and city employees." title="Donald Wilson, who served 55 years as Liberty’s Fire Chief, was recognized with a plaque upon his retirement at the Nov. 12 city council meeting. Wilson, shown with Mayor Steve Sweeney, is surrounded by fellow firefighters, city council members, and city employees." align="left" hspace="6" width="239" height="85" /><p> Donald Wilson may be hanging up his fire chief&rsquo;s hat, but one thing he&rsquo;s not giving up is his beloved recliner in the Liberty Fire House.<br /> &ldquo;I want this chair,&rdquo; Wilson said smiling.<br /> Wilson was recognized with a retirement plaque at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Liberty City Council, surrounded by Liberty firefighters and city workers.<br /> Mayor Steve Sweeney paid tribute to his long-time friend and fire chief in naming him Chief Emeritus.<br /> Wet roadways likely cause for many wrecks in area http://www.caseynews.net/content/wet-roadways-likely-cause-many-wrecks-area <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ky49wreck_0.jpg" alt="Deputy Sheriff Jamie Walters responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ky. 49 and Carr Sasser Road. " title="Deputy Sheriff Jamie Walters responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ky. 49 and Carr Sasser Road. " align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> Two recent vehicle accidents injured two local residents, requiring hospitalization.<br /> <br /> Dunnville<br /> A Casey County High School junior was critically injured on Nov. 16, after she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree.<br /> Sara Maynard, 17, of 2221 Riffe Creek Road, remains in serious condition as of Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 18), according to a spokesman with the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.&nbsp; Deputy Sheriff Jamie Walters responded to the accident on River Road near Dunnville.<br />