http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en ‘Just keep praying’ http://www.caseynews.net/content/%E2%80%98just-keep-praying%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/rex-rader.jpg" alt="RADER" title="RADER" align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> A Casey County man who was injured after falling from a deer stand in a tree continues to recover in a Lexington hospital.<br /> Rex Rader suffered massive internal injuries on Aug. 30 when he fell about 30 feet from a tree, said his wife, Jan Rader.<br /> &ldquo;About 1:30 Rex said &lsquo;I&rsquo;m going to work on my deer stand,&rsquo; getting ready for deer season which would begin the following weekend,&rdquo; she said.<br /> Rader estimates that her husband lay in the woods about an hour-and-a-half before he was found.<br /> Edwards, Tucker vying for District 2 school board seat http://www.caseynews.net/content/edwards-tucker-vying-district-2-school-board-seat <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_joey-tucker.jpg" alt="TUCKER" title="TUCKER" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> There is one seat up for the taking in the Casey County School Board race, and two candidates are fighting for the chance to fill it.<br /> The District 2 seat, currently held by Anthony Edwards, is being challenged by Joey Tucker of Liberty.<br /> <br /> Young blood and new ideas<br /> Thieves hit business, residence over weekend http://www.caseynews.net/content/thieves-hit-business-residence-over-weekend <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/gro_lawnmower-theft.jpg" alt="A photo from video surveillance cameras at Green River Outdoors shows a man stealing an eXMark zero turn lawnmower about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The thieves took about four minutes to steal the mower, mount it onto a trailer, and drive away." title="A photo from video surveillance cameras at Green River Outdoors shows a man stealing an eXMark zero turn lawnmower about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The thieves took about four minutes to steal the mower, mount it onto a trailer, and drive away." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> It took about four minutes for thieves to make off with a zero turn riding mower from a local business over the weekend.<br /> Green River Outdoors, on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, was hit at 3:37 a.m. Saturday morning by two thieves, said Eric Pruner, who works at GRO.<br /> &ldquo;They stole one of the lawnmowers out front. There were two of them, wearing hoodies and baseball caps,&rdquo; he said, adding there is video surveillance of the theft.<br /> Police News 10-15-14 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-10-15-14 <p> Theft<br /> <br /> William E. Zearing, 25, of 844 Hustonville St., Liberty, was arrested on Oct. 9 at the Pulaski County Detention Center and charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property. The arrest warrant states that Zearing got a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass vehicle from Jerry Long and failed to return it. The value of the automobile is more than $500, court records state.<br /> <br /> Assault<br /> <br /> Street Beat 10-15-14 http://www.caseynews.net/content/street-beat-10-15-14 <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 /> Oct. 6<br /> 12 a.m., prowler at H&amp;R Block.<br /> 12:04 p.m., prowler on Dry Ridge Rd.<br /> 4:51 a.m., traffic stop on N. Wallace Wilkinson Blvd.<br /> 5:32 a.m., traffic stop on S. U.S. 127.<br /> 10:21 a.m., reckless driver on W. Ky. 70.<br /> Principals, teacher join B.O.E. office team http://www.caseynews.net/content/principals-teacher-join-boe-office-team <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_luann-williams.jpg" alt="Luann Williams" title="Luann Williams" align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> Though you might recognize them, there are three new faces at the Casey County Board of Education Central Office.<br /> Effective Oct. 1, Boyd Harris, former principal of Liberty Elementary School, along with Shawn Pierce, principal at Jones Park Elementary, and LES teacher Luann Williams, were each named as Directors of District Wide Programs.<br /> With various responsibilities divided among the three, Casey County Superintendent Marion Sowders said he is excited to welcome them to the central office team.<br /> Casey County schools celebrate K-PREP rating improvement http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-county-schools-celebrate-k-prep-rating-improvement <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_centerpiece.jpg" alt="Casey Superintendent Marion Sowders addresses the crowd prior to the Casey-Bell County football game Friday night. Sowders boasted of the district’s recent K-PREP scores, and the impressive improvements the district and schools have made overall. " title="Casey Superintendent Marion Sowders addresses the crowd prior to the Casey-Bell County football game Friday night. Sowders boasted of the district’s recent K-PREP scores, and the impressive improvements the district and schools have made overall. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The scores are in and the Casey County School District once again proves their mission statement, &ldquo;Excellence Keeps Moving.&rdquo;<br /> Casey Superintendent Marion Sowders said he and the district began celebrating on Friday after results from the state assessment illustrated an overall district score of 71.7, up from last year&rsquo;s 68.8.<br /> &ldquo;We are very excited,&rdquo; Sowders said. &ldquo;All of our district schools made significant gains this year.&rdquo;<br /> Second 2014 political forum planned http://www.caseynews.net/content/second-2014-political-forum-planned <p> With the prospect of a new Casey County Judge-Executive and Liberty Mayor being selected in the November election, voters have a right to make informed decisions.<br /> Also, with 10 candidates running for six Liberty city council seats and two county magisterial races on the ballot, Casey Countians will have a vast array of choices when it comes to electing who will represent them in these offices the next two and four years. (Those are the terms of city offices, county races are for four years).<br />