http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Political forum set for Thursday at CCHS cafeteria http://www.caseynews.net/content/political-forum-set-thursday-cchs-cafeteria <p> With the May 20 primary election now less than a month away, candidates are making a final push to reach as many voters as they can.</p> <p> They&rsquo;ll have a prime opportunity on Thursday night as a &ldquo;Know Your Candidates&rdquo; political forum gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at the Casey County High School cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the event being sponsored by The Casey County News and WKDO FM.</p> <p> It is free and open to the public.</p> Testimony heard in BOE lawsuit http://www.caseynews.net/content/testimony-heard-boe-lawsuit <p> For more than eight hours on Monday, a mostly empty Casey County Circuit courtroom was the scene of a civil lawsuit between lawyers jockeying to prove their cases in an evidentiary hearing before Judge Judy D. Vance.<br /> After hearing testimony from nine witnesses, Vance said that she would take the motions for summary judgment under advisement and then issue a ruling. &nbsp;<br /> State Auditor headlines ‘Good Government Summit’ http://www.caseynews.net/content/state-auditor-headlines-%E2%80%98good-government-summit%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_good-govt-summit.jpg" alt="In an effort to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government agencies and local taxing districts, Adam Edelen, Kentucky State Auditor of Public Accounts, hosted a “Good Government Summit” in Liberty April 16 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. Attendees from a 10 county area heard presenters from Edelen’s office give recommendations to be more accountable in handling public funds." title="In an effort to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government agencies and local taxing districts, Adam Edelen, Kentucky State Auditor of Public Accounts, hosted a “Good Government Summit” in Liberty April 16 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. Attendees from a 10 county area heard presenters from Edelen’s office give recommendations to be more accountable in handling public funds." align="left" hspace="6" width="153" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;I love catching the bad guys. I really do love my job. There&rsquo;s nobody in Frankfort that likes their work as much as I do,&rdquo; said Adam Edelen, Auditor of Public Accounts for the state of Kentucky.</p> <p> Edelen and three staff members, along with a FBI agent, hosted a &ldquo;Good Government Summit in Liberty on April 16 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.</p> <p> More than 50 government and taxing district board members from a 10 county area attended the event.</p> Casey County grand jury indicts 11 http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-county-grand-jury-indicts-11 <p> A Casey County grand jury has indicted a local man for trying to kill his wife.</p> <p> Guy W. Butler III, 51, of 101 Jimmy Combs Road, Liberty, was indicted on April 14 and charged with criminal attempt to commit murder-domestic violence and third-degree terroristic threatening.</p> <p> Butler was arrested on Feb. 27 by Deputy Jordan Buis and originally charged with second-degree assault domestic violence and third degree terroristic threatening.</p> Legislature approves funds for county road projects http://www.caseynews.net/content/legislature-approves-funds-county-road-projects <p> In the closing hours of the 2014 Kentucky legislative session that ended April 15, lawmakers passed HB 237, better known as the 2014-16 Biennial Highway Construction Plan.</p> <p> The bill now goes to Gov. Steve Beshear for his signature.</p> <p> However, it&rsquo;s unclear if Beshear can use a line item veto on parts of the bill or reject it in its entirety. If the governor chooses to veto the bill, lawmakers cannot override the veto.</p> <p> Lawmakers said that about three-fourths of the road projects are fully funded.</p> Street Beat: April 23 http://www.caseynews.net/content/street-beat-april-23 <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.</p> <p> April 14</p> <p> 12 a.m., fire at 365 Ky. 198.</p> <p> 1:01 a.m., noise complaint on Casey Dr..</p> <p> 1:55 a.m., pick up prisoner at Jessamine Co.</p> <p> 2:44 a.m., suspicious person on W. Ky. 70.</p> Police News: April 23, 2014 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-april-23-2014 <p> <strong>Four charged with theft</strong></p> <p> &mdash; Michael Vincent Harmon, 24, of 1138 Ky. 206, Dunnville, was arrested by Deputy Jamie Walters at the Casey County Detention Center and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500. An arrest warrant filed by Lt. Ronnie Smith states that Harmon took three wallets from Linda Anderson containing $250 on March 22. Harmon also faces a charge of first-degree criminal trespass when he entered the home of Randy Harrison on March 21, court records state.</p> Casey County High School receives $500,000 grant http://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-county-high-school-receives-500000-grant <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/_school_board.jpg" alt="Casey County School District officials, along with government leaders, signed a proclamation at the April 14 Casey Board of Education meeting to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child,” from April 21-25. From left are Barry Lee, Director of Special Education, Mayor Steve Sweeney, Superintendent Marion Sowders, and Casey County Judge-Executive Ronald Wright." title="Casey County School District officials, along with government leaders, signed a proclamation at the April 14 Casey Board of Education meeting to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child,” from April 21-25. From left are Barry Lee, Director of Special Education, Mayor Steve Sweeney, Superintendent Marion Sowders, and Casey County Judge-Executive Ronald Wright." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Students enrolled in the career readiness program at Casey County High School will have a new engineering program and other resources to get them ready to enter the marketplace after graduation.</p> <p> Casey School Superintendent Marion Sowders told members of the Casey County School Board on April 14 that CCHS was one of 10 Kentucky high schools to get $500,000 as part of a federal grant over the next five years.</p>