en The Casey County Apple Festival turns 40 <p> Casey County&rsquo;s 40th Apple Festival has kicked off, with the weekend brimming with beauty pageants of all ages and sorts.<br /> Katie Michelle Bouchard, 19-year-old daughter of Mike and Amy Bouchard from Owensboro, won the Miss Casey County title. Bouchard will move on to compete in the state pageant in January.<br /> As is the custom, she will participate in an assortment of Apple Festival activities throughout the week and join the parade on Sept. 26.<br /> Casey Hospital files lawsuit against medical service <p> Casey County Hospital has filed a lawsuit in Casey Circuit Court alleging that a company providing emergency room doctors overbilled the hospital for services it didn&rsquo;t provide.<br /> The suit, filed on Friday by the Louisville firm of Lloyd and McDaniel, states that on Nov. 11, 2008, Marshall Emergency Services Associates, of Newport, Ky., entered into a contract to provide medical services ― doctors for the ER at CCH.<br /> Originally agreed upon at $110 per hour, the contract was amended in July 2010 to $115 per hour.<br /> City issues warnings about nuisance violations <p> The City of Liberty is invoking its nuisance ordinance in an effort to get numerous property owners to mow their lots.<br /> Eighteen letters were mailed to property owners on Sept. 11 telling them that their properties were in violation of the City of Liberty Nuisance Ordinance 99-0-05.<br /> The letter states that the owners have five days to mow the weeds to avoid the issuance of a citation.<br /> Casey County Community and Education Center on course for February completion <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> Construction workers continue to make excellent progress on the new college in downtown Liberty, with the building now under roof.<br /> Blaine Staat, Director of the Liberty Casey County Economic Development Authority, said the $3.5 million Casey County Community and Education Center is right on track.<br /> Man pleads guilty to burglary charge in circuit court <p> Jason Wade Carman pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking building under $500, and second-degree persistent felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13.<br /> Appearing before Casey-Adair Circuit Court Judge Judy D. Vance on Sept. 8, Carman accepted the Commonwealth&rsquo;s terms that he be sentenced to five years in prison, serve eight months, with the remainder probated. The persistent felony offer charge is to be dismissed.<br /> Casey County man indicted in injury wreck <p> A Casey County man has been indicted on a charge he caused serious physical injury to a woman when he crashed into her vehicle.<br /> Jody Creed Harmon, 44, of 68 Casey Drive, Liberty, was cited on April 4 by Lt. Ronnie Smith and charged with first offense DUI, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.<br /> Police News 9-24-14 <p> DUI<br /> <br /> Street Beat 9-24-14 <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 /> Sept. 15<br /> 12:03 a.m., runaway at 1320 Matherly Rd.<br /> 9:43 a.m., officer out of car on Hamm Rd.<br /> 10:37 a.m., lock out at 130 N. Wallace Wilkinson Blvd.<br /> 11:02 a.m., inspection at 13991 E. Ky. 70.<br />