http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en BREAKING NEWS: SEARCH FOR CASEY SUPSECT IS OVER, GRIDER CONFIRMED DEAD http://www.caseynews.net/content/breaking-news-search-casey-supsect-over-grider-confirmed-dead <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/matthew_dale_grider_0.jpg" alt="KENTUCKY STATE POLICE" title="KENTUCKY STATE POLICE" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> UPDATE: 4:00 p.m.</p> <p> The search for 36-year-old Matthew Dale Grider ended this afternoon in a field in Boyle County, after Grider fatally shot himself, according to Kentucky State Police.</p> <p> The search began Wednesday evening around 4:30 p.m. after a Kentucky State Police DESI East Task Force Officer stopped to check on a stranded motorist on Sand Knob Road in Casey County.</p> <p> After running the vehicle&#39;s license plate number, he discovered the owner, Grider, had active arrest warrants, the release states.</p> BREAKING NEWS: Search underway for Casey County man believed armed and dangerous http://www.caseynews.net/content/breaking-news-search-underway-casey-county-man-believed-armed-and-dangerous <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/matthew_dale_grider.jpg" alt="MATTHEW DALE GRIDER" title="MATTHEW DALE GRIDER" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> BREAKING NEWS: Search underway for Casey County Man believed Armed &amp; Dangerous<br /> <br /> Kentucky State Police continue their search for Matthew Grider, 36, who allegedly shot at a KSP Drug Task Force Officer on Wednesday at 4:34 p.m.<br /> <br /> The officer was attempting to arrest Grider on Sand Knob Road in Casey County when shots were exchanged and Grider fled. The officer was not injured but Grider&#39;s current condition is unknown.<br /> <br /> $8 million in lawsuits filed in Skipper death http://www.caseynews.net/content/8-million-lawsuits-filed-skipper-death <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_leah_skipper.jpg" alt="SKIPPER" title="SKIPPER" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Two lawsuits seeking $8 million in damages have been filed in the death of a Casey County woman last year.<br /> Sierra Skipper, along with her sister, Savannah Skipper, by and through her natural father, Hubert Preston Skipper III, are accusing former Coroner Tommy Clark of not being a qualified coroner, erroneously issuing a suicide ruling and refusing to order an autopsy in the death of Margaret Leah Skipper, their mother, who died of a single gunshot wound to the head on March 18, 2014.<br /> Judge considers motions in Rigdon murder case http://www.caseynews.net/content/judge-considers-motions-rigdon-murder-case <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_bobby-rigdon_0.jpg" alt="Flanked by his public defense attorneys Virginia Phelps and Bridget Saunders, Bobby Rigdon listened in court on March 16 as Saunders argued the case that ATF Agent Doug Robinson should not be allowed to testify in Rigdon’s upcoming murder trial." title="Flanked by his public defense attorneys Virginia Phelps and Bridget Saunders, Bobby Rigdon listened in court on March 16 as Saunders argued the case that ATF Agent Doug Robinson should not be allowed to testify in Rigdon’s upcoming murder trial." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> When William &ldquo;Bobby&rdquo; Rigdon finally gets his day in court, he has an attorney who believes in his innocence.<br /> &ldquo;Not guilty. He&rsquo;s not the shooter,&rdquo; said Bridget Saunders, lead defense counsel for Rigdon, who&rsquo;s facing a murder charge in the September 2012 shooting death of Wendell &ldquo;Gleason&rdquo; Pyles in Dunnville.<br /> Rigdon, currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center, was in Casey County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Judy Vance on March 16.<br /> Blaze destroys Sandusky home http://www.caseynews.net/content/blaze-destroys-sandusky-home <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/fire_0.jpg" alt="Brush Creek firefighters Adam Scott, top of ladder, and Nick Scott climb onto a roof of a house on Ky. 49 on Sunday morning. The house, occupied by Jerry Sandusky, suffered heavy fire, smoke, and water damage." title="Brush Creek firefighters Adam Scott, top of ladder, and Nick Scott climb onto a roof of a house on Ky. 49 on Sunday morning. The house, occupied by Jerry Sandusky, suffered heavy fire, smoke, and water damage." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A major house fire and two minor fires kept firefighters busy during the weekend.<br /> <br /> A home occupied by Jerry Sandusky on Ky. 49 near the former Douglas Elementary School was destroyed on Sunday morning about 8 a.m., said Brush Creek Fire Department Chief Gale Scott.<br /> <br /> When firefighters from Brush Creek, Liberty, and Clementsville departments arrived, the back of the house was fully engulfed, Scott said, adding the rest of the house suffered extensive water and smoke damage.<br /> Buis indicted on kidnapping charge http://www.caseynews.net/content/buis-indicted-kidnapping-charge <p> A local man has been indicted in Casey Circuit Court on March 16 on multiple charges that stemmed from holding his father hostage at gunpoint for more than 18 hours.<br /> Travis A. Buis, 23, of 3573 Rouse Branch Road, Liberty, faces charges of kidnapping, first-degree arson, criminal attempt to commit murder, and first-degree burglary.<br /> The indictment states that on May 5, 2014, Buis broke into Terry Buis&rsquo; mobile home, held him at gunpoint and set fire to the home, all in an attempt to kill Craig Price.<br /> Court of Appeals backs public libraries in lawsuit http://www.caseynews.net/content/court-appeals-backs-public-libraries-lawsuit <p> A lawsuit that was before the Kentucky Court of Appeals that could have financially crippled, and closed, libraries across the state has been decided.<br /> The Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Friday in favor of Kentucky public libraries, reversing a decision of a lower circuit court.<br /> At issue was a group of taxpayers in Kenton and Campbell counties who challenged the way in which the state&rsquo;s libraries set their tax rates.<br /> Police News 3-25-15 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-3-25-15 <p> Burglary<br /> <br /> Jeremy Adam Ford, 21, of 626 Hustonville St., Liberty, was arrested on March 12 by Lt. Ronnie Smith and charged with first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, firearm; and third-degree criminal mischief. An arrest warrant states that on May 19, 2014, Ford broke into the front door of Beard&rsquo;s Trading Post and took four handguns valued at more than $500.<br /> <br /> Drugs<br /> <br />