en Motions filed in Gross, Allen, and Burress drug cases Attorneys representing three defendants charged with trafficking in marijuana have filed motions seeking to have their confiscated property returned to them. The motions also ask for information concerning a confidential informant used in the case as well as believing that a test sample of the marijuana seized was deemed to be false positive. Attorneys Elmer George and Jude Hagan, who are representing Howard Gross, Kimberly Allen, and David Paul Burress, filed motions in Casey County Circuit Court outlining the reasons the property should be returned. Local developer and business man dies “Casey County lost one of its best, and I've lost a good friend,” said Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial in remembering Micah Beard, who died on Sunday. He was 63. Beard, a native of Casey County, was involved in many government, business, and civic ventures over the years. In addition, he also formerly served as Casey County Treasurer under three different county judge-executives and as former Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator. New community and treatment center to open A Christian ministry with an emphasis on dealing with substance abuse and addictions is opening an outpatient center in downtown Liberty and a community center with programs for teens at the old Douglas Elementary School on Ky. 49. Greg Troutt, who heads the 2nd Chance Outreach, along with The Way to Recovery Center based in Campbellsville, said his company wants to meet many needs in the community. “We want to make a community center at the old school, with the gym and part of another large room available free to the public,” Troutt said. My New Kentucky Home Editor's note: Small, rural towns are generally areas that people talk about being able to leave someday. For some people, however, areas like Liberty have an inextinguishable pull to them. This article is another installment of 'My New Kentucky Home,' a series highlighting people and families who have moved into the Casey County area and decided to make a permanent home. My New Kentucky Home: 'I'm never leaving this place' By Nicole Burton Staff Writer Mt. Sterling man indicted for murder of Yosemite man Lincoln County grand jurors indicted a 37-year-old Mt. Sterling man Friday on a murder charge in connection with a head-on collision that left one Casey County man dead. Christopher J. Broscious, of 110 Twin Oaks, was indicted Friday on one count of murder for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the March 16 accident that left Jeffrey E. Williams, 56, of Yosemite, dead. Wreck involving cattle truck claims life of Liberty man A Liberty man was killed in a crash involving a cattle truck July 29 in the Moreland area, according to Kentucky State Police. The fatal collision occurred a little after 9 p.m. when Billy Luster, of Hustonville, was traveling southbound in a 2009 Nissan Murano on U.S. 127 and collided with the back of a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven by George “Freddie” Spears, 41, of Liberty. Police News: August 5, 2015 <p> &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">Burglary</span></p> Ambulance service tax increase In an emergency situation when someone has been injured, a call is placed to 911, where first responders such as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are dispatched to the scene. To get to the accident victim, the ambulance service needs to have reliable emergency vehicles with modern equipment manned by competent personnel. And to accomplish this, it takes money, said Casey County EMS Director Charles Shepard. “That's why we're asking for a tax rate increase,” Shepard said, referring to the Casey County Ambulance Board taxing district's recommendation to raise the tax rate.