• Goose Creek fundraising for American Cancer Society

    Goose Creek Candle Company, a Liberty, Ky.-based home fragrance company, has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in the fight against cancer. From March 1 to March 31, Goose Creek will give $8 from each online sale of a specially designed line of candles to ACS as part of its Goose Creek Cares campaign.

  • Casey County Bank earns five-star rating

    Casey County Bank, of Liberty, Ky., has once again secured a five star rating.

    According to a press release from BauerFinancial, Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., a five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.

    Casey County Bank has earned and maintained this top rating for a consecutive quarter.

  • Christmas Cash winners
  • Local STIHL dealer achieves highest award


    Nicolas Zollner, of IGA and Ace Hardware of Liberty, has earned the highest sales award possible from Cincinnati based STIHL distributor Bryan Equipment Sales.

    Attending the STIHL Ambassador event at their facility in Loveland, Ohio, on Nov. 16-17, Zollner had the opportunity to meet with industry professionals covering multiple topics.

  • Casey County nurse recognized for patient care

    A Casey County resident has been honored by Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for her extraordinary patient care, according to a statement from the hospital.

    Tamara Burkhart, a registered nurse in the medical-surgical unit, was among a group of nurses nominated for the DAISY Award.

    Burkhart has been with the hospital for about two and a half years. She was nominated by a patient’s family member. 

  • The Estate at Creekside offers rustic wedding venue

     “Let the nostalgia begin,” Paula Cox said with a smile as she cut the red ribbon.

    The Estate at Creekside, a new wedding and event venue, held its grand opening on May 9.

    Leased by the family for farming purposes for more than 20 years, the estate was purchased by John and Paula Cox in April of 2014. Although it was not initially acquired with the purpose of turning it into an event venue, Cox said she and her husband made the decision pretty easily. 

  • Food trailer offering ‘comfort’ Mexican food

    For quality Mexican fast food with friendly service, then a visit to Tacos d Mari (Tacos and More) is in order.
    Located in a maroon trailer on the vacant lot between Sav-a-Lot and McDonald’s on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, the Graillet family ― Tony, Uriel, along with their mother, Maria, are serving up home-cooked Mexican food using Maria’s recipes.
    Tony said that their menu is patterned after street food carts in Mexico, serving authentic Mexican items called antojitos (pronounced anhn-toe-hee-toes), which means “little cravings or snacks.”

  • Finn’s Fight Club teaches discipline, respect

    Rodney – or Sinsei – Finn has been teaching Kenpo Karate for 30 years and recently opened Finn’s Fight Club in the heart of downtown Liberty. As an eighth-degree black belt in Kenpo and a sixth-degree black belt in kickboxing, Finn has developed more than 300 fighters, pro and amateur, including 21 National Kickboxing Champions.
    For 20 years, Finn’s karate studio was located in Danville but when he and his wife Joanie moved to Liberty four years ago, they immediately fell in love with the place.

  • Freedom Vapes offers premium quality vaping products

    Vaping is not smoking. Intended to be a healthier alternative for current adult smokers wishing to continue their nicotine use at a reduced risk, vaping eliminates many of the chemicals found in regular tobacco cigarettes.
    Heather Weir, owner of Freedom Vapes in Liberty, said she accidentally quit smoking cigarettes when she started using a personalized vapor.
    After being a regular smoker for 23 years, Weir said she feels better than ever.

  • Penny’s Place: ‘Where friends become family’

    Nothing says ‘old country store’ like the smell of coffee and breakfast sandwiches. At Penny’s Place you’ll find those and a lot more.
    In 2012, Steve and Penny Jones took on the task of renovating what is now Penny’s Place, formerly Dean’s Grocery on Ky. 1547, and as the store has grown, so has their vision.
    A year and a half later, Penny’s Place was ready to open and since they have been welcomed into the arms of the Casey County community.