en Johnson deposed in $3 million wrongful death suit <p> A Casey County man being sued for $3 million in a wrongful death claim answered questions on July 6 in a deposition held at the Marion County Judicial Center. The deposition was filed in the Casey County Circuit Court Clerk&rsquo;s Office Sept. 13.</p> <p> The plaintiffs in the suit, Sierra Skipper, and her sister, Savannah Skipper, by and through her father, Hubert Preston Skipper II, are blaming Michael Johnson for the death of their mother, Margaret Leah Skipper.</p> <p> Johnson was living with Skipper, who died from a single gunshot wound to the head March 18, 2014.</p> 43rd Apple Festival kicks off <p> Saying this year&rsquo;s Apple Festival will be the biggest and best is something festival chairwoman Deva Hair says every year.</p> <p> &ldquo;It really is as we have more vendors and events for every member of the family,&rdquo; said Hair.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Magic Apple Hunt</strong></p> <p> New this year is the Magic Apple Hunt, which begins at 10 a.m. Friday and ends at 6 p.m. Saturday.</p> Home and garden show set for Oct. 14 <p> A local home improvement contractor is hosting a home and garden show on Oct. 14 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.</p> <p> Mindi Hibpshman, along with her husband, Curt, and other family members, saw a need for this type of event.</p> Police News: September 20, 2017 <p> <strong>Custodial interference</strong></p> <p> Emily Devore, 25, of 534 E. Pumpkin Chapel Spur Road, Liberty, was arrested Sept. 11 by Danville police officer Christopher Wentz and charged with custodial interference. The arrest warrant states that on Sept. 9, Devore kept two minor children from their father, Kyle Devore.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Theft</strong></p> Street Beat: September 20, 2017 <p> <em>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 /> </em></p> Nearly 900 families in Casey get help each month <p> During the month of September, Feeding America, Kentucky&rsquo;s Heartland, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger.</p> <p> Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness that 42 million Americans, including 13 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.</p> Lee returns to Casey school district <img src="" alt="Barry Lee" title="Barry Lee" align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> A once familiar face in Casey County schools and the district office has returned home.</p> <p> Barry Lee, who worked in the Pulaski County School District as director of special education since 2015, accepted the same position in Sept. 5 in Casey County Sept. 5.</p> <p> &ldquo;I really loved Pulaski and was enjoying it and when the opportunity opened back up, we had some conversations with my kids and decided it would be best for me to be with them and get back in the home district. I love Casey County, it&rsquo;s my home,&rdquo; Lee said.</p> Liberty City Council amends two ordinances <p> Property owners who have a problem with pets defecating in their yards now have an advocate if they choose to file a complaint &mdash; the county attorney.</p> <p> Liberty City Council held second reading and adopted an ordinance Monday that allows a property owner to file a complaint about a pet with the county attorney, and without having a police officer issue a citation.</p>