http://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Comer files to run for governor http://www.caseynews.net/content/comer-files-run-governor <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/comerdialbrown.jpg" alt="Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer was on the campaign trail Jan. 20 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. Comer spoke to those in attendance about his visions for the Commonwealth. Here, Comer talks with Liberty Mayor Steve Brown and Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial. " title="Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer was on the campaign trail Jan. 20 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. Comer spoke to those in attendance about his visions for the Commonwealth. Here, Comer talks with Liberty Mayor Steve Brown and Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, on the campaign trail for the past six months, made it official on Thursday when he filed paperwork in Frankfort to run for governor on the Republican ticket.<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m running for the right reason. I&rsquo;m running because I think I can make a difference,&rdquo; Comer said in an interview on Jan. 20 in Liberty.<br /> The Monroe County/Tompkinsville native and farmer said the Commonwealth faces a number of challenges that the incoming governor will have to tackle beginning in 2016.<br /> <br /> Poverty<br /> CCPL to get a $1.5 million makeover http://www.caseynews.net/content/ccpl-get-15-million-makeover <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/librarygrant.jpg" alt="At the library’s local and state official meet and greet on Jan. 14, Casey County Public Library Director Jan Banks announced that the library had received a $1.5 million expansion grant. From left are Nick Scott, PVA Eric Brown, Mickey LaFavers, Mayor Steven Brown, Banks, Bart Woodrum, Greg Hansford, Jamey Maupin, Robby Murphy, Judge Executive Randy Dial, Rep. Mike Harmon, Sen. Jimmy Higdon. " title="At the library’s local and state official meet and greet on Jan. 14, Casey County Public Library Director Jan Banks announced that the library had received a $1.5 million expansion grant. From left are Nick Scott, PVA Eric Brown, Mickey LaFavers, Mayor Steven Brown, Banks, Bart Woodrum, Greg Hansford, Jamey Maupin, Robby Murphy, Judge Executive Randy Dial, Rep. Mike Harmon, Sen. Jimmy Higdon. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By spring 2016, the Casey County Public Library may be unrecognizable to some, with the help of a newly awarded $1.5 million expansion grant.<br /> The grant, from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will be paid out over a 20-year period and will help fund many new and exciting additions.<br /> After patiently waiting 12 years for the funding to become available, CCPL Director Jan Banks can finally put her big plans for the library into action, including an elegant outdoor area, and many expansions inside the facility.<br /> Terry makes Lady Reb 1,000 Point Club http://www.caseynews.net/content/terry-makes-lady-reb-1000-point-club <img src="http://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/christinterry1000.jpg" alt="TERRY" title="TERRY" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Senior Christin Terry knew she was getting close to making her 1000th point in her basketball career but she wasn&rsquo;t sure how close. It wasn&rsquo;t until half time in a game against Wayne County on Jan. 17 when she overheard the Lady Rebels&rsquo; scorekeeper say something to the coach, that she knew she was getting really close.<br /> &ldquo;I wasn&rsquo;t exactly sure how many points away I was,&rdquo; Terry said. &ldquo;It was actually at half time when I accidentally overheard our scorekeeper tell coach &lsquo;she&rsquo;s only five away.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br /> Adair animal shelter ends agreement with Casey http://www.caseynews.net/content/adair-animal-shelter-ends-agreement-casey <p> The Green River Animal Shelter in Adair County will no longer take Casey County&rsquo;s stray dogs and cats.<br /> Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial received a letter last week from Adair County Judge-Executive Michael Stephens stating that as of Feb. 13, Casey&rsquo;s animals will not be accepted at GRAS.<br /> However, Dial said it was not due to anything wrong on the part of Casey Fiscal Court.<br /> &ldquo;He told me we had been good to work with and always paid them on time. They worked good with our animal control officer,&rdquo; Dial said Stephens told him.<br /> Survey: Food prices continue to creep up http://www.caseynews.net/content/survey-food-prices-continue-creep <p> Consumers feeling a lot less pain at the gas pump aren&rsquo;t as fortunate in the grocery store, with rising food costs pinching their pocketbooks.<br /> During the final quarter of&nbsp; last year, Kentucky residents experienced food prices that continued to creep upward, amounting to a 7.6 percent increase for the year, according to a just released Marketbasket Survey from Kentucky Farm Bureau.<br /> Although consumers aren&rsquo;t normally slammed with higher prices all at once, it&rsquo;s still a noticeable difference.<br /> Police News 1-28-15 http://www.caseynews.net/content/police-news-1-28-15 <p> DUI<br /> <br /> -Dereck M. Hayes, 27, of 109 Wall St., Liberty, was arrested on Jan. 25 on Ky. 1547 by Deputy Chad G. Weddle and Constable Ralph Mondie and charged with first offense DUI, no/expired registration plates, and failure of non-owner operator to maintain insurance. Court records state that Hayes, stopped for not having a license plate on his car, admitted to smoking marijuana within the past 24 hours.<br /> Street Beat 1-28-15 http://www.caseynews.net/content/street-beat-1-28-15 <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 /> Jan. 19<br /> 12:03 a.m., trespassing at 731 Hilltop Dr.<br /> 12:04 a.m., request officer at 187 Wolford Ave.<br /> 8:40 a.m., non-injury accident on S. Ky. 501.<br /> 10:33 a.m., lock out at 1501 N. Hatfield Rd.<br /> Coroner: FY15 budget exhausted http://www.caseynews.net/content/coroner-fy15-budget-exhausted <p> Curt Demrow, the newly elected Casey County Coroner, said he wants to bring professionalism to the coroner&rsquo;s office.<br /> The problem is, he said he has no financial resources as there&rsquo;s less than $500 left in the coroner&rsquo;s budget until July 1, when the new county budget kicks in.<br />