Local News

  • Liberty Water Works exceeds quality standards

    Commonwealth of Kentucky

    Energy and Environment Cabinet

    The City of Liberty’s drinking water exceeds all regulatory standards.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Division of Water, Liberty Water Works was among 37 surface water treatment plants in Kentucky that met the goals of Kentucky’s Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) for 2018.

  • Demrow’s letter of explanation

    Editor’s note: The following is a statement Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow sent to the Casey County News regarding his decision to stop transporting bodies. It is printed here in its entirety.

    I wanted to give a statement to the citizens of Casey County.

  • Liberty man not indicted on burglary charges


    The Casey County Grand Jury failed to indict a Liberty man on burglary in the first degree and criminal mischief in the third degree charges when they met on May 30.

    Jordan Cyrus Hale, 27, on Feb. 9 was arrested after he allegedly broke into a home on North US 127.

    According to the police report from that day, The Liberty Police Department were dispatched in reference to the residence to someone trying to enter a house with a crow bar and refusing to leave the residence.

  • Tip line leads to drug arrest


    A call made by an anonymous individual to the Casey County Sheriff’s office’s tip line led to the arrest of a man wanted on an active warrant who was in possession of drugs.

    Timothy Bates, 55, of Liberty, was arrested on June 3 after Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle received the tip about an individual with a probation violation warrant traveling in a vehicle on Kentucky 501 disguised as a woman with drugs in his possession.

  • Man wielding axe arrested, pleads guilty to menacing


    Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle and Deputy Jayson Grider responded to a scary situation on June 2 after they said a man unlawfully held his wife and child while wielding an axe.

    The call was made at around 8 a.m. June 2 about an individual not allowing his wife to leave the residence with their child and the individual beating the windows out of a car with an axe.

  • Tourism pays for fireworks, concert


    After the City of Liberty canceled paying for 4th of July fireworks, the Liberty Tourism Convention and Commission agreed to pay $20,000 for a 20-minute firework show and a concert by band Sweet Fever.

    Member Nicki Johnson began the June 6 special called meeting saying that when she learned that the city had cancelled the firework celebration she began to think of ideas to keep the fireworks on tap for this year, because it had already advertised the 4th of July event.

  • Goose Creek bringing distribution and jobs to Liberty


    Micah Meece with Goose Creek Candles told members of the Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority, during a June 6 meeting that Goose Creek was bringing back their distribution center to Liberty

    The opening would create around 50 jobs starting July 15 and the plan was to also bring manufacturing to Casey County in two years, which could potentially add hundreds of jobs.

  • Coroner no longer transporting bodies


    Casey County Judge/Executive Randy Dial told the Casey County Fiscal Court that Coroner Curt Demrow would no longer be transporting bodies unless the county provides an official vehicle.

    In a letter to the Casey County News, published in this issue on page 9, Demrow disputes Dial’s explanation to the fiscal court, and says that the mileage reimbursement is insufficient.

  • Pastor found guilty of sex crimes against minor


    Nearly two years after being indicted for sex crimes against a minor, a Clinton County jury found a former Casey County pastor guilty of sexual abuse first degree, victim under 12.

    George Wayne Cole, 55, of Albany, was sentenced to a year in jail.

    The sentence came after a two-day trail that featured Cole, his victim and the victim’s mother testifying about the alleged abuse.

    Two other charges of unlawful imprisonment second degree were dismissed at an earlier date under direct verdict.

  • Congratulations, Class of 2019!