en Sheriff’s nephew steps down <p> The Casey County Board of Ethics has determined that Sheriff Jerry Coffman was in violation of the nepotism ordinance in June when he hired his nephew, Geoffrey Brown, as a deputy.</p> <p> According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, nepotism is defined as &ldquo;the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives.&rdquo;</p> <p> The ordinance, adopted in February 1995, prohibits the hiring of family members by a county official. &ldquo;Nephew&rdquo; is a family member spelled out in the document.</p> Casey youths learning gun safety and so much more <p> If you think kids and guns are a recipe for disaster, think again. In Casey County, they&rsquo;re a recipe for success.</p> <p> Each Tuesday, young people ages 9-18 come together at the Casey County Sportsmans Club to learn how to handle guns safely and responsibly and perfect their marksmanship skills by trap shooting. But those are just the basics.</p> <p> Forging friendships, developing self-confidence and performing community service are the icing on the cake for members of the 4-H Shooting Sports Club, said leader Cheryl Roy.</p> FUNdrai$er to benefit football program <p> The Bible states &ldquo;a merry heart doeth good like a medicine.&rdquo; Those in need of a shot of a good old belly laugh need only attend an event at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Casey County High School cafeteria.</p> <p> Comedy Caravan&rsquo;s FUNdrai$ing with Laughter program is going to roll into town with two professional comedians, a local guest comedian, and an emcee.</p> <p> According to Tom Sobel with TSM Artists/Comedy Caravan, the show is for every member of the family.</p> Casey woman pleads guilty in son’s 2012 death <p> <strong>By Franklin Clark</strong></p> School board approves fishing team for CCHS <p> Casey County Board of Education approved a program that will allow aspiring anglers to wet a line competitively during the upcoming year.</p> <p> Brandon Hillard, Casey County High School&rsquo;s athletic director, made the recommendation for the co-ed program during the July 11 meeting.</p> Casey hopes to repair closed road soon <p> Casey Fiscal Court hopes to begin repairs soon that will allow a road that has been closed for more than a year to reopen.</p> <p> Judge-Executive Randy Dial said Shucks Creek Road off Upper Brush Creek Road has been closed since about March of last year because of a slope failure. The slide occurred after a snow storm was followed by excessive rain.</p> Police News: July 20, 2016 <p> <strong>DUI</strong></p> <ul> <li> Joseph Garry Rowland, 38, of 8175 W. Ky. 70, Liberty, was arrested July 15 on South U.S. 127 by officer George Emerson and charged with DUI 1st offense and possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree. Court records state Emerson was alerted to a possible domestic situation between Rowland and an unnamed female. Rowland, who admitted he had been drinking and had taken Suboxone and Klonopin, had six pills in his possession.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Theft</strong></p> Casey grand jury indicts six <p> A Casey County grand jury indicted six people July 11, including a Science Hill woman charged with nine counts of drug and traffic offenses.</p>