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  • Candidate filings due by Aug. 14

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Prospective candidates for city and school board offices must have their candidacy paperwork filed by Aug. 14 for the Nov. 6 election.

    All of the Liberty City Council seats are up, with at least one (Councilman Doug Johnson) seat vacant. Johnson is running for mayor against incumbent Mayor Steven Brown. Those currently on the Liberty City Council are: Johnson, Andy Lawhorn, Nick Scott, Carla Turner, Brian Beeler, and Larry Bowmer.

  • McConnell discusses policy in Liberty

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    During a stop in Casey County on July 3 Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell spoke to those in attendance about a wide range of topics, including the United States court system, hemp, North Korea and a possible solution to Social Security for future generations.

    After a warm welcome from Casey County Attorney Tommy Weddle and Casey County Judge Executive Randy Dial, McConnell started off explaining why having him, as the Senate Majority leader is a big deal for Kentuckians.

  • Scorching heat doesn’t fizzle Liberty Independence Day

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Temperatures reached 95 degrees July 4, and with close to 60 percent humidity, it felt like it was hotter than 100. But, the Kentucky heat wasn’t enough to spoil the festivities for over a hundred participants in the Liberty 4th of July celebration.

    “I thought we had a really good turnout, considering it was so hot,” Liberty Mayor Steven Brown said.

  • Creative writing contest winners announced

    Casey County News

    Three Casey County writers demonstrated superior writing talent in the annual Creative Writing Contest held by the Casey County Library.

    The winners, who wrote a short story of less than 300 words on the topic of metal or physical scars, were presented a certificate and cash award June 30 at the library.

    The first place winner won $75, second place $50, and third $25.

    The winning entries are published here below.

    First place:

    Walls

    By Cameron C. Griffith

  • Scam alert: Caller claims your Social Security number was stolen, fee needed to obtain new card

    Office of the Kentucky Attorney General

    Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert today to warn Kentuckians of a new phone scam where con artists claim to be Federal Social Security Administration agents calling to notify you that your Social Security number has been stolen.

    Beshear said his office received a report of the scam after a caller tricked a Jefferson County victim into disclosing her Social Security number and paying a fee to receive a new Social Security number and card.

  • Kentucky 911 Services Board audit finds expenses unaccounted for

    Auditor of Public Accounts

  • Council approves new garbage truck, budget

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Residents of Liberty will likely get new standardized garbage cans in the next two months after the Liberty City Council approved a new side-loading garbage truck for $320,000 on a 5-1 vote. The council also unanimously approved the 2019 fiscal year budget.

    At a special called meeting June 25, sanitation worker Chad Davenport told the council that he believed the side-loading truck would save time. He said he spoke to truck drivers in Lexington who said they tip 1,500 garbage cans a day, which is more than Liberty has total.

  • Speakers talk home show, ag center in chamber luncheon

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Guest speakers Mindi Hibpshman and Jennifer Collins, Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center GM and Director, discussed how businesses can benefit from visitors to events. They also talked future plans and upcoming events.

    At a Liberty Casey County Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 27, Collins said that the center has 160 acres of land, nine buildings, a two-mile walking path, and hosts 12 to 15 horse shows per year.

  • Minor flooding damages unpaved roads

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Though the flood in Casey County on June 26 wasn’t as bad as it was last year on Dec. 23, it was still enough to create dangerous conditions and damage unpaved streets.

    A series of thunderstorms swept through the county bringing torrential rains. Clouds dropped a total of 1.85 inches of rain in Liberty, according to Kentucky Mesonet data from Western Kentucky University.

    As floodwaters rose, particularly in the northern areas of the county, police began warning drivers to turn around if a road was flooded.

  • Search continues for bank robbers

    Two men entered the Dunnville Casey County Bank at around 2 p.m. June 25, robbed it quickly, and fled in a bluish-gray late model Toyota Corolla.

    Since then, the Casey County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for the men and is asking for the public’s help.

    According to Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman, the two men were wearing ski masks. One had a weapon, threw a bag on a counter in front of a teller and demanded cash.