http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en UPDATE: CITY COUNCIL RESCINDS ORDINANCES http://www.caseynews.net/content/update-city-council-rescinds-ordinances <p> In a special called meeting on Wednesday, Liberty City Council voted to rescind two newly adopted ordinances that would have banned smoking in businesses and public buildings and a second ordinance which assessed a 3 percent tax on diners in restaurants, and other businesses that sell ready-to-eat foods.<br /> <br /> Second reading will be held on Monday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> City tells Davis to remove trailer on car lot http://www.caseynews.net/content/city-tells-davis-remove-trailer-car-lot <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ronnie-davis.jpg" alt="Ronnie Davis, owner of Davis Properties and Discount Auto Sales of Liberty, received a letter from the City of Liberty on Oct. 30 telling him to remove the mobile home from this commercial property on North U.S. 127. Davis was granted a 30-month waiver beginning in March of 2011 to construct a permanent building on the property. " title="Ronnie Davis, owner of Davis Properties and Discount Auto Sales of Liberty, received a letter from the City of Liberty on Oct. 30 telling him to remove the mobile home from this commercial property on North U.S. 127. Davis was granted a 30-month waiver beginning in March of 2011 to construct a permanent building on the property. " align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> A waiver for a temporary construction trailer on a used car lot in Liberty that expired in October of 2013 has resulted in a notice from the City of Liberty to its owner to remove the trailer. And that too, has expired, without any action being taken.<br /> Ronnie Davis, who owns a used car lot at 1200 North Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, received the letter on Oct. 30.<br /> Poll questions perplex residents http://www.caseynews.net/content/poll-questions-perplex-residents <p> Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the first of a four-part series of stories which will examine right-to-work, charter schools, and the prevailing wage questions Rep. Mike Harmon is asking residents in a legislative questionnaire.<br /> <br /> Some Casey County residents who are being asked to answer a Kentucky general assembly questionnaire don&rsquo;t have a clue as to several of the issues presented in the document.<br /> Legislative questionnaire http://www.caseynews.net/content/legislative-questionnaire CCHS Gifted and Talented students have a new set of wheels http://www.caseynews.net/content/cchs-gifted-and-talented-students-have-new-set-wheels <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/innovationribboncut.jpg" alt="With scissors in hand, several students joined Casey County School Superintendent Marion Sowders, Innovation Coach, Kristal Harne, and Assistant Superintendent Kevin Stephens, as they cut the ribbon on the district’s first mobile classroom for gifted and talented students. " title="With scissors in hand, several students joined Casey County School Superintendent Marion Sowders, Innovation Coach, Kristal Harne, and Assistant Superintendent Kevin Stephens, as they cut the ribbon on the district’s first mobile classroom for gifted and talented students. " align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> Casey County School Superintendent Marion Sowders could hardly wait to unveil Casey County&rsquo;s first mobile classroom last Tuesday.<br /> Before the official ribbon cutting, Sowders addressed a group of students and teachers in the Casey County High School library, to give them a little background about the new Innovation Nation mobile classroom.<br /> &ldquo;When I started looking at Gifted and Talented programs, I knew I wanted it to be something students could get excited about,&rdquo; Sowders said.<br /> Truck crashes into church, driver injured http://www.caseynews.net/content/truck-crashes-church-driver-injured <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/middleburgwreck.jpg" alt="A man was transported to the hospital after losing consciousness and crashing his truck into the side of Middleburg Baptist Church on Monday afternoon. Gregory Godbey, 56, of 428 Iven Godbey Road, Yosemite, was turning into the parking lot of Farmers Deposit Bank to use the ATM at around 12:52 p.m. when he blacked out, continued traveling through the parking lot, and crashed into the corner of Middleburg Baptist Church, according to Deputy Jamie Walters. Godbey was operating a 1997 Ford F-150 when he lost consciousness and it was stated in the report that he could not remember what happened. Lena King said she was sitting in her car parked in the church parking lot, when she saw Godbey’s truck crash into the brick exterior. “I’m just glad we were sitting in the vehicle because otherwise we might’ve been hurt,” King said. “I was sitting in my car on my lunch break and next thing I know he comes and ‘bam.’ I just hope he’s okay.” Alina Sandusky, a family friend, reported that Godbey has been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia, which made him lose consciousness and crash into the church. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Kentucky Hospital. Godbey had to have his spleen cauterized and is currently being treated for fractured vertebrae in his spine and neck. " title="A man was transported to the hospital after losing consciousness and crashing his truck into the side of Middleburg Baptist Church on Monday afternoon. Gregory Godbey, 56, of 428 Iven Godbey Road, Yosemite, was turning into the parking lot of Farmers Deposit Bank to use the ATM at around 12:52 p.m. when he blacked out, continued traveling through the parking lot, and crashed into the corner of Middleburg Baptist Church, according to Deputy Jamie Walters. Godbey was operating a 1997 Ford F-150 when he lost consciousness and it was stated in the report that he could not remember what happened. Lena King said she was sitting in her car parked in the church parking lot, when she saw Godbey’s truck crash into the brick exterior. “I’m just glad we were sitting in the vehicle because otherwise we might’ve been hurt,” King said. “I was sitting in my car on my lunch break and next thing I know he comes and ‘bam.’ I just hope he’s okay.” Alina Sandusky, a family friend, reported that Godbey has been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia, which made him lose consciousness and crash into the church. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Kentucky Hospital. Godbey had to have his spleen cauterized and is currently being treated for fractured vertebrae in his spine and neck. " align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> Police News 12-17-14 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-12-17-14 <p> Fire causes extensive damages<br /> to home in Windsor<br /> <br /> The Evona Fire Department responded to a home in Windsor Sunday at around 4:45 p.m., after a neighbor reported to authorities that the house was on fire.<br /> According to Chief Mahlon Martin, firefighters responded to the home of Tony Luttrell, 784 Ky. 80, Liberty, which sustained extensive damages due to the fire.<br /> Street Beat 12-17-14 http://www.caseynews.net/content/street-beat-12-17-14 <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 /> <br /> Dec. 8<br /> 4:15 a.m., drugs at Broughton Hill Dr.<br /> 7:56 a.m., alarm drop at 1317 Dry Ridge Rd.<br /> 10 a.m., request officer at 368 Whipp Ave.<br /> 12:13 p.m., drive off at 7625 W. Ky. 70.<br /> 1:09 p.m., officer out of car at 1841 E. Ky. 70.