http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en McConnell barnstorms into Liberty for last campaign stop http://www.caseynews.net/content/mcconnell-barnstorms-liberty-last-campaign-stop <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/mcconnell.jpg" alt="Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell made a campaign stop on Monday at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center after a long day on the campaign trail that began that morning in eastern Kentucky. Campaigning with McConnell was Nashville recording star Lee Greenwood, who sang his hit single “God Bless the U.S.A.”" title="Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell made a campaign stop on Monday at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center after a long day on the campaign trail that began that morning in eastern Kentucky. Campaigning with McConnell was Nashville recording star Lee Greenwood, who sang his hit single “God Bless the U.S.A.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> At 72, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell carries himself with the energy and vigor of a candidate half his age.<br /> Having begun Monday morning in eastern Kentucky, McConnell set out on a bus tour with stops in Hazard, Hyden, Manchester, London, Somerset, and Russell Springs before arriving in Liberty at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.<br /> And part of his campaign entourage included Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield, who&rsquo;s also running for re-election.<br /> City, county races on the Nov. 4 ballot http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-county-races-nov-4-ballot <p> Two incumbent Liberty city councilmen are facing off to see which one will become the next mayor, replacing current mayor Steve Sweeney, who&rsquo;s not running for re-election. Either Steven Brown or&nbsp; Andy Lawhorn will begin serving a four year term as mayor in January.<br /> On the county side of the ballot, Republican Randy Dial is facing Democrat Jeff Mason and write-in candidate Mary Sue Shoopman for county judge-executive. One of the three will take the bench in January, a position that Ronald Wright ― who&rsquo;s also not on the ballot ― held for 16 years.<br /> Chamber honors local businesses– Academy Awards style http://www.caseynews.net/content/chamber-honors-local-businesses%E2%80%93-academy-awards-style <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/drhiddadd.jpg" alt="DR. HOUSAM HADDAD" title="DR. HOUSAM HADDAD" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> With the recent change in chamber leadership, there was a nostalgic air among the large crowd of supporters who gathered at the Casey County Pork Producer&rsquo;s Building Thursday evening to honor the Liberty-Casey Chamber of Commerce 2014 Golden Awards nominees and winners.<br /> Ten individuals, groups, or organizations were recognized, including three Lifetime Achievement Award winners&ndash; Esther Burkhard, Lily Sandusky, and Ralph Price.<br /> Political forum set for Thursday night at CCHS http://www.caseynews.net/content/political-forum-set-thursday-night-cchs <p> With the Nov. 4 general election less than a week away, voters will get another opportunity to hear local candidates who are running for office.<br /> The &ldquo;Know Your Candidates&rdquo; political forum will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Casey County High School.<br /> The forum is being sponsored jointly by The Casey County News and WKDO FM, which will carry the event live on 98.7 FM. Also, RadioLibertyKY.com will be streaming candidates&rsquo; comments live via their Web site.<br /> Light voter turnout projected for Nov. 4 election http://www.caseynews.net/content/light-voter-turnout-projected-nov-4-election <p> With the upcoming general election less than a week away, one local election official said he&rsquo;s not expecting a huge turnout of voters on Tuesday.<br /> &ldquo;I would think the turnout is going to be similar to the 45 percent we had in the May primary,&rdquo; said Casey County Court Clerk Casey Davis. &ldquo;I was counting on 55 percent and we didn&rsquo;t have it.&rdquo;<br /> City council passes zoning ordinance http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-council-passes-zoning-ordinance <p> Liberty City Council held second reading and adopted a zoning ordinance, but not unanimously and not without concerns from community members.<br /> The council voted 3-2 on Friday, with Brian Beeler, Brad Vaughn, and Larry Bowmer in favor of the ordinance and Steven Brown and Mitchell Phillips voting no. Councilman Andy Lawhorn recused himself from the vote as a member of his family has filed a conditional use permit for a piece of property in a residential zone in Liberty.<br /> The fear of the unknown http://www.caseynews.net/content/fear-unknown <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/jackiecundiff.jpg" alt="CUNDIFF" title="CUNDIFF" align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="85" /><p> Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Although it is much more rare in men, breast cancer is not gender-bias and an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with the disease each year.<br /> It was May 29, 2013 when Jacki Cundiff was left in shock &ndash; she had just been diagnosed with stage two ductal breast cancer.<br /> Cundiff, born and raised in Casey County, was only 36 when she received the news.<br /> Police News 10-29-14 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-10-29-14 <p> DUI<br /> <br /> Michelle Ann Stevens, 24, of 3599 South Fork Ridge Road, Liberty, was arrested on Oct. 25 on West Ky. 70 at Moxley Road by Deputy Chad G. Weddle and charged with first offense DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug, and leaving the scene of an accident. Court documents state that Stevens was involved in a hit-and-run the day before and when stopped by Weddle, admitted to the accident. Stevens was in possession of three Gabapentin pills and part of an arrow which was used to snort the pills.<br /> <br /> Theft<br /> <br />