http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Full slate of candidates seeking seats on Liberty City Council http://www.caseynews.net/content/full-slate-candidates-seeking-seats-liberty-city-council <p> Ten candidates are seeking a seat on the six-member Liberty City Council, including four incumbents and six others. Members of the council are elected for a two-year term.<br /> All candidates received a questionnaire, asking them for basic information, as well as two questions to answer.<br /> <br /> Bios:<br /> Brian Beeler<br /> (Incumbent)<br /> Address: 296 Middleburg St.<br /> Family: Stacey Beeler, wife; son, Sawyer, 12.<br /> Occupation: Owner of Casey Sign and Tees Shop, and SnapDolls.<br /> Education: Casey County High School, 1987.<br /> Grimes vows to unseat McConnell in senator’s race http://www.caseynews.net/content/grimes-vows-unseat-mcconnell-senator%E2%80%99s-race <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_alison-grimes.jpg" alt="Speaking to about 75 supporters, Grimes hammered away at her opponent, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, calling him “the Doctor of No,” and said that McConnell no longer represents the people of Kentucky but his own interests." title="Speaking to about 75 supporters, Grimes hammered away at her opponent, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, calling him “the Doctor of No,” and said that McConnell no longer represents the people of Kentucky but his own interests." align="left" hspace="6" width="74" height="85" /><p> If Alison Lundergan Grimes was a hell fire and brimstone preacher, Mitch McConnell&rsquo;s the devil and she vows to run him out of the state.<br /> Grimes, McConnell&rsquo;s opponent in the Nov. 4 general election, made a campaign stop in Liberty on Thursday at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.<br /> The Kentucky Secretary of State brought a crowd of about 75 supporters to their feet in asking them to send McConnell out of Washington after serving as Kentucky&rsquo;s senior senator for 30 years.<br /> Tobacco farmers prepare to receive final buyout payment http://www.caseynews.net/content/tobacco-farmers-prepare-receive-final-buyout-payment <p> It was 1933 and U.S.farmers were facing some of the lowest agricultural prices in history due to overproduction and a declining international market. In an effort to restore the parity between rural farmers and big industry, President Franklin Roosevelt introduced a piece of legislation called the Agricultural Adjustment Act.<br /> ‘Know Your Candidates’ political forum is Oct. 30 http://www.caseynews.net/content/%E2%80%98know-your-candidates%E2%80%99-political-forum-oct-30 <p> After 16 years, Casey County will have a new Judge-Executive and Liberty a new mayor beginning Jan.1. Both Judge-Executive Ronald Wright and Mayor Steve Sweeney are not seeking re-election in the Nov. 4 general election.<br /> In addition, with 10 candidates running for six Liberty city council seats, two county magisterial races and three running for county judge on the ballot, Casey Countians should be informed as to 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 /> Casey school district finances steadily improving http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-school-district-finances-steadily-improving <p> The Casey County School District&rsquo;s financial status has been improving steadily for many years, according to Bryan Woosley of Stiles, Carter and Associates, who gave the financial audit report during a meeting on Oct. 13.<br /> Woolsey, who conducted the annual audit for the financial year ending on June 30, said there were no audit findings from the prior year.<br /> In a letter to the board, auditors stated there were several opportunities for strengthening internal controls and operating efficiencies.<br /> City council sets property tax rate http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-council-sets-property-tax-rate <p> Not only are city residents saving a little more by falling gas prices, they&rsquo;ll also put back an additional sum when their city property tax bill arrives in the mail.<br /> For the second straight year, city property owners will be paying less in property taxes.<br /> In a special called meeting on Monday, Liberty City Council voted on the first reading of an ordinance accepting the compensating rate. Second reading was approved and adopted on Tuesday.<br /> Casey County Fiscal Court receives grant http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-county-fiscal-court-receives-grant <p> Casey County Fiscal Court has been awarded a state Law Enforcement Protection Program (LEPP) grant for $4,800 to purchase Tasers and battery packs.<br /> &nbsp;A total of 30 law enforcement agencies were awarded $170,832 in LEPP grants, which are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) to give financial help for certain items essential in the course of their duties.<br /> Heating assistance program to begin Nov. 3 http://www.caseynews.net/content/heating-assistance-program-begin-nov-3 <p> A program to help low income families pay to heat their residences begins Nov. 3 and will run through Dec. 11.<br /> The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is being administered through the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency office at 85 Beldon Ave. in Liberty.<br /> According to Sarah Robinson, Outreach Specialist for Casey County with LCCAA, a family qualifying for assistance within the income guidelines (130 percent of the poverty level) must furnish the local LCCAA office with certain documents.<br />