http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Frankfort Rally draws thousands of supporters http://www.caseynews.net/content/frankfort-rally-draws-thousands-supporters <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8790.jpg" alt="Supporters came to the capitol in the thousands, many of them with homemade signs. " title="Supporters came to the capitol in the thousands, many of them with homemade signs. " align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">More than 5,000 people gathered outside the statehouse in Frankfort Saturday to voice their support </span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">for three embattled county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses in the wake of the June 26 U. S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. The three have said that to issue the licenses to same-sex couples would violate their religious convictions.</span></p> Break-ins at CCMS, CCHS http://www.caseynews.net/content/break-ins-ccms-cchs Liberty police officers are investigating break-ins at Casey County High School and Casey County Middle School early Tuesday morning. CCMS Principal Jeff Emerson discovered the break-in just before 7 a.m. Chief Steven Garrett said video surveillance cameras showed a stocky person about 5 feet 2 inches tall ambling down the main hallway at CCMS. “The person was wearing an orange hoodie, gloves, and a face mask and spent 26 minutes in there,” Garrett said. Casey man dies in motorcycle crash http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-man-dies-motorcycle-crash A Yosemite man died Thursday as a result of injuries he received while riding his motorcycle. Sheriff Jerry Coffman and Deputy Chad G. Weddle are investigating the accident that occurred just after 2 p.m. on South U.S. 127 about nine miles from Liberty. An accident report states that Robbie Howell, 41, of 8771 East Ky. 70, was headed north on a 2008 Harley Davidson when Lesli C. Penrod, 52, of 939 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, and headed south in a 1989 Dodge Ram 50 pickup, crossed the centerline and hit Howell head on. Video of suspect during break-in at Casey County Middle School http://www.caseynews.net/content/video-suspect-during-break-casey-county-middle-school <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/video_thumbs/21326/video-thumb-for-21326-5.png" alt="Video of suspect during break-in at Casey County Middle School" title="Video of suspect during break-in at Casey County Middle School" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact Liberty Police Department at (606) 787-9411.</p> Business as usual with fiscal court audit http://www.caseynews.net/content/business-usual-fiscal-court-audit Though there’s no evidence of fraudulent activity in the 2014 Casey County Fiscal Court budget audit, the state auditor’s office nevertheless noted several non-compliance issues. This audit addresses the court headed by former Judge-Executive Ronald Wright, who retired in January after 16 years. Randy Dial, current judge-executive, took the reins of the court in January after winning the seat in November's General Election. Among the findings: Social media provokes fights at middle school http://www.caseynews.net/content/social-media-provokes-fights-middle-school With the new school year having just begun, several students are squaring off over comments made on social media. At the Aug. 20 Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP), Officer Richie Franchioni spoke of his concern about fights in the middle and high school. “We have been having a lot of fights lately,” said Franchioni. “More than I would have expected at the beginning of the school year.” He went on to say that the majority of the fights at both schools were between female students. Two Casey residents busted with $15K in meth http://www.caseynews.net/content/two-casey-residents-busted-15k-meth A Casey County couple is in the Russell County Detention Center charged with possessing about $15,000 worth of crystal meth. According to Detective Joey Hoover with the Russell County Sheriff's Department, Adam Van Fleet, 34, of 284 East Fork Road, Dunnville, along with his wife, 28-year-old Tabitha D. Morgan, were charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, meth. Court documents state that the pair traveled to Louisville where they purchased the meth. Officers stopped the couple as they were returning to Russell County. Police News: August 26, 2015 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-august-26-2015 Burglary Deputy Jamie Walters is investigating a break-in at 11559 East Ky. 70 that occurred Monday about 2 p.m. After entering the front door, thieves took various items of jewelry and three coffee cans of change from David and Kristee Parton's home. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Casey County Sheriff's Department at (606) 787-6821. Menacing